COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

AMHERST

CLASSES

POOL SCHOOL

Seasonal Specialty Stores, 120 Route 101A, is offering free classes on swimming pool care to make your pool care safe, easy and fun. Each class is held on a Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m.

Advance registration requested for all classes: Call 880-8471 or register at the store. Information: seasonal­stores.com.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

C1M Photography, 98 Route 101A, will offer a free class. Registration/information: 673-8200 or nh-photography-classes.com. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20: Posing for Portraits.

PARKHURST PROGRAMS

Souhegan Valley residents 55 and older may participate in programs at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road. Regis­ter or information: Lorraine at 249-1600.

Strength Training (ongoing): 10:30-11:15 a.m. or 11:30-12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. $30 for six weeks. Call to sign up.

Gentle Yoga (ongoing): 8:15- 9:15 a.m. Mondays or 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. $30 for six weeks. Call to sign up.

Tai Chi Easy (ongoing): 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. $5 per class or $30 for six weeks. Join anytime.

Blood pressure clinic: 10:30- 11:30 a.m. on the last Wednes­day of the month, provided by Silvertouch Home Healthcare.

CONCERTS

AMHERST TOWN BAND

The Amherst Town Band has released its summer perfor­mance schedule. Information: amhersttownband.org. 7 p.m. July 18: York Beach, Maine. 6:30 p.m. July 21: Concert on the Green, Amherst. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18: Concert on the Green, Amherst. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25: Greeley Park, Nashua.

SUMMER SERENADE

LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101, will host a wine and cheese tasting and con­cert with the Electric Earth Ensemble from 4-6 p.m. July 26. Information/registration: labellewinerynh.com.

RECREATION

Registration required for all programs.

Amherst Recreation is at 4 Cross Road. Call 673-6248 or visit www.amherstrec.org.

The Peabody Mill Environ­mental Center is on Brook Road, Amherst. Call 673-1141 or visit amherstnh.gov/rec­reation/peabody-mill-env-center.

ADULT & SENIOR PROGRAMS

Game Daze: Seniors get together for table and card games. Amherst Central Fire Station, Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. Free.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Homeschool Environmen­tal & Science Programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month. The focus for 2013-2014 is Life Sciences. A complete list of programs with dates is available at www. amherstrec.org.

SUMMER CAMPS

This year there are two full-day summer camps. Each week at camp will be centered around a theme. Both camps will take part in weekly field trips, all on Wednesdays. Prices are listed as resident/ nonresident.

2015 Field Trips include: Canobie Lake Park, Roll On America, Sky Zone, Circus Smirkus, Seacoast Science Center, Hampton Beach SP, and Water Country!

Baboosic Lake Summer Camp for kids entering grades 1-7: Held through Aug. 14 at Baboosic Lake. $135/$170 per week or $870/$1190 full summer.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp for grades 1-5: Through Aug. 7 at PMEC. $145/$185 week or $825/$1105 full sum­mer rate.

Outdoor Discovery Summer Camp, for grades 6-8 (in­cludes all field trips): Through Aug. 7 at PMEC. $179/$219 per week; $1063/$1343 full summer.

Outdoor Discovery Mini Camp for ages 4 and 5: Through July 31 at PMEC. $105/$120 per week; $460/$550 full summer.

Challenger British Multi­Sport Camp for ages 6-15 (sports covered may include tag rugby, cricket, soccer, rounders, kickball, netball and handball): July 27-31 at Bean Field. $135 half day; $190 full day.

ADDITIONAL SUMMER HAPPENINGS

BEACH YOGA: Start your weekend off with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class on the sand with a beautiful view of Baboosic Lake. See amherstrec.org for schedule and pricing option.

STORY TIMES at Baboosic Lake, for all ages: July 16, 23, 30 and Aug 6. Miss Sue from the Amherst Town Library will return this summer to read some amazing books on Thursdays at noon (weather permitting).

COUCH TO 5K (C25K) 12- week program, led by coach Amy Hull. This program will run Monday/Wednesday mornings at 6 a.m. from June- September. $75/$85.

SEASON BEACH PASSES (with boat rental option): Join us for a summer filled with activities that will teach you new skills and keep you cool at the same time. Amherst Town Beach Season Pass is $90/$130. Daily Gate Fee is: $4 ages 12 and older, $2 ages 3-11 for residents; $8 ages 12 and older, $4 ages 3-11 for nonresidents.

ONGOING

CHILD CHECK

The school districts of Am­herst, Lyndeborough, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton offer free Child Checks for ages 3-5. Specialists screen children’s overall development includ­ing speech and language, learning, movement, vision and hearing skills. Call for an appointment. Screenings are also available for children under age 3. Information: Jane at 886-8500, ext. 317.

DRUM CIRCLE

The Tree of Life Temple, 5 Northern Blvd., Suite 8, will hold a drum circle from 7-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. $15. Rev. Pamela teaches and encourages each person to bring their own unique beat and interweave the sound vibration with those that are in the circle. When this happens something deeply mystical and unifying happens. If you need a drum or have questions, call Pam Nowell at 620-9133. No expe­rience necessary.

DANCES OF PEACE

Tree of Life School for Sa­cred Living, 5 Northern Blvd., Unit 8, will offer the Dances of Universal Peace from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Dances are medi­tation and celebration of unity. No experience necessary, each dance is taught. A $6-10 dona­tion is requested. 546-2320 or tolinterfaithtemple.org.

NEWCOMERS CLUB

Amherst Area Newcomers Club holds monthly meetings and events for a wide array of interests. The club is always open to new members regard­less of how long you have lived in the area. Information and a calendar of events: NHNewcomers.com.

SOUHEGAN SPEAKERS

The Souhegan Speakers meet at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Amherst Chamber of Com­merce to improve their com­munication skills. The club is part of Toastmasters Interna­tional, a program used to en­hance speaking and leadership skills in a friendly environment to practice and become more confident delivering your message. Come to a meeting and see how fun it can be. In­formation: souheganspeakers. toastmastersclubs.org.

MONT VERNON

COMMUNITY EVENTS

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER

Mont Vernon Congregation­al Church, 4 S. Main St., will hold a free community dinner from 5-7 p.m. July 16. Free and open to all; donations happily accepted but not required. Menu: BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, corn bread and dessert. Information: 673- 3500.

MONT VERNON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

The Mont Vernon Historical Society Museum will then be open 1-4 p.m. on the second Saturday each month June through October. The Amherst and Milford historical society museums will be open at the same times. Consider support­ing the museum by becoming a member. New members are always welcome. Annual dues are $10; lifetime dues are $100. Join by mailing the Mont Vernon Historical Society, P.O. Box 15, Mont Vernon, NH. Checks made out to Mont Vernon Historical Society. The museum is on the second floor of Town Hall on Main Street. Exhibits of note include the Key to Mont Vernon pre­sented to World War I veteran Harold A Trow. Nine residents of Mont Vernon served in WWI. There also is a display of photos and newsletters from Mont Vernon Village School, and a display of dresses worn by women in the mid-1900s. A small portion of the actual tea thrown overboard during the 1773 Boston Tea Party is on display. The story of how it came to the museum will be on hand.

ONGOING

CRIBBAGE LEAGUE

The Mont Vernon Cribbage League meets at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday at the fire station. Open to all cribbage players. Information: Kirk Pomeroy, 672-7816.

MILFORD

CLASSES

LYCEUM SERIES 2015

The First Congregational Church will hold its Lyceum series of lectures at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the church’s Parish House at 10 Union St. Free. Information: 673-3713. Upcoming speakers and their topics are:

Aug. 11: Andrea Guido­boni, "Apro’Poe’s: Highlights from the Life of Edgar Allan Poe"; Sept. 8: Joel Mitchell, "Pilgrims and Puritans"; Oct. 13: Brian Whittier, "Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia"; Nov. 10: Karl Dahlen, "Shanghaied: Impressions of a 21st Century Traveler."

COMMUNITY EVENTS

TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP EVENTS

Toadstool Bookshop, 586 Nashua St., will host these free events. Information: 673- 1734 or toadbooks.com.

6:30 p.m. July 31: Brad Parks, author of "The Fraud," will be a guest of Brian’s Books & Brews event.

Monthly reading groups include the Kids’ Critics Club; Writers United; Science Fiction Group; Eats, Knits, and Leaves; and the Classics Group. See website for details.

Peach Festival, sponsored by Milford’s Church of Our Saviour, will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 15 on the Milford Community House lawn, corner of Elm and Union streets. A variety of peach delights, crafts table, children’s games and activi­ties, hot dog lunch, live music and more. Proceeds to benefit Bridges and Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity. Informa­tion: 673-3309 or coosmilford. org.

CONCERTS

SOUNDS ON THE SOUHEGAN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Free concerts held 7-8:30 p.m. at Emerson Park. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved indoors to the Town Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by Milford Parks and Recreation Dept.

July 22: Tom Foolery Band – cover band of all eras.

July 29: Amoskeag Strum­mers – town band.

Aug. 5: Studio Two – Beatles cover band.

Aug. 12: The Temple Band – Town Band.

Aug. 19: The Tropical Sensa­tions – steel drum band.

Aug. 26: The Shana Stack Band – country.

MONADNOCK MUSIC PIANO TRIO

The Monadnock Music Pia­no Trio will perform from 7-9 p.m. July 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 20 Elm St. The Trio will perform works by Haydn, Zallman, Honeg­ger, and Foote. Free. Voluntary donations to support Monad­nock Music will be accepted. Information: Alex Avery at 924-7610 or visit monadnock­music.org.

FAMILIES

FAMILY FUN DAY

Light of the World Chris­tian Church of Milford’s 10th annual Family Fun Day will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25 at Keyes Field. Event will include live music, professional slippery slide, bounce house and face painting. Free food served from 11:30-2 p.m. This event coincides with Milford Summer Basketball League’s 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, which will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trophies awarded. Park­ing available at the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club across from the footbridge. Informa­tion: prlwcc@yahoo.com.

CHILD CHECK FOR AGES 3-6

The Milford School District has a duty to locate, evaluate and identify any child residing in its district who qualifies for special education services or any child attending public schools who may require Section 504 accommodations or services. Children eligible for special education include those with disabilities who have an intellectual disability, autism, deaf-blindness, emo­tional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabili­ties, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impair­ment, traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, visual impairment or developmental delay. Children eligible for Section 504 accommodations or services include those who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Information and date of next screening: 673-6709.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT

These programs are offered by the Milford Recreation Department. To register or for information: 249-0625, www. milfordrec.com. The office is at 1 Union Square. Prices are listed as resident/nonresident. Registration required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

SUMMER VACATION WEEK PROGRAMS

Summer vacation week programs include: Spectrum Science Camp for grades 3-6, Gotta Groove Dance Week for ages 7-12, Boys LAX Clinic for ages 7-17, Horsemanship Program and Mini-showcase for ages 5 and older, Global Premier Soccer Camp for ages 3-14, Drama Under the Sun for ages 7-15, Summer Teen Chal­lenge for grades 6-8, Archery Camp for ages 7 and older, Art on Wheels for ages 7-14 and DI Skills Camp for grades K-7. For details, see Recreation Department website.

KEYES POOL PROGRAMS

KEYES POOL PASS: As a part of Keyes Pool Pass Registra­tion, you will gain access to Keyes Memorial Pool for open swim. A Keyes Pool pass is required for participation in all pool programs. Resident cost is $20 per pass/$80 per family pass (4 or more). Nonresident cost is $40 per pass/$160 per family pass (4 or more). Passes are free for children ages 4 and younger and for senior citizens ages 62 or older. Day Pass is $5 per person; replacement pass is $5 per card. Register for passes at milfordrec.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS YOUTH SWIM LESSONS: Ages 5 and older. Each session consists of eight 30-

lessons. $30/$40. See web­site for dates.

AQUA ANIMALS SWIM LES­SONS: For ages 3-5. $30/$40. See website for dates and registration.

SWIM LIKE A FISH: PAR­ENT & CHILD LESSONS: For ages 6 mos-3 years. At Keyes Pool. $20/$30 per session. See website for dates and to register.

MILFORD KEYES SWIM TEAM: For ages 4-19. Sea­son runs through Aug. 2. $80/$90. See website for times and additional details.

SAFE SITTER

Ages 11-15. Topics include accident prevention, proper play and interaction with children of all ages, feeding babies and CPR introduc­tion! Prepare for increased responsibilities and money earning potential. Great for big brothers and sisters! This is a one-day intensive training course. Safe Sitter course includes training manual and completion card. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25 or Oct. 17 at Milford Police Station Com­munity Room. $75.

LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS

For ages 5 and up. Students will learn the game and the fundamental skills through fun games and drills. See website for session dates and times. $40/$50.

TODDLER PROGRAMS

TODDLER TUMBLING: For ages 2-5. Four-week sessions held 10-10:30 a.m. Fridays in the Milford Town Hall audito­rium. $20/$22. See website for session dates.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Friday Night Contra Dances, for all ages, are held at 8 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month in the Milford Town Hall auditorium. Coordinator is Frank Woodward (487- 2480). $7 adults, $3.50 for children.

Archery lessons for youth and adults are held 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bales Gym. $60/$65. See website for session dates.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Brunch Bingo is from noon- 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednes­day of each month, March- December, at Milford Town Hall, 3rd floor banquet hall.

Senior Coffee Connection is held 10-11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, March-December, at Milford Town Hall. $1 donation.

ONGOING

AARP MEETING

American Association of Retired Persons Souhegan Valley Chapter 1235 meets at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month upstairs at the VFW Hall, Perkins Street. Anyone older than 50 may join. Infor­mation: 673-9064or www. aarp.org.

BINGO NIGHT

Souhegan Valley Dollars for Scholars hosts Bingo Night from 6:45-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the River Card Room, 185 Elm St. Doors open at 5. Infor­mation: 249-5548 or riverpokerroom.com. This event is for those 18 and older.

EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION AT NH ANTIQUE CO-OP

New Hampshire Antique Co-op will present Abstract & Modernism: 1950s to Today, an exhibit and sale of paint­ings by artists representative of this post-war cultural and artistic movement, through August in its Upstairs Gallery, 323 Elm St. Information: nhantiquecoop.com.

MILFORD: FARMERS MARKET

Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Tractor Supply parking lot on Elm Street. Listen to live music while you shop the vendors you’ve come to know and love and meet some new ones. Information: milfordnhfarm­ersmarket.com or Milford Farmers Market of NH on Facebook.

FREE SUPPER

A free community supper will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Unitar­ian Universalist Congregation, 20 Elm St. The menu includes salad, entree, bread, dessert and beverages. Information: Barbara Smith at 673-6629, or visit uucm.org.

GREATER MILFORD OUTREACH

Greater Milford Outreach seeks to create a network among area human services, schools, court system, church and faith communities, par­ents and community mem­bers. GMO generally meets from 8-9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club, 56 Mont Vernon St. Information: greatermilford outreach.org or libbywa@ charter.net.

LIONS COMMUNITY SUPPER

The Milford Lions hosts a Community Spaghetti Supper at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at SHARE Hall on Elm Street. If you would like to volunteer or help in any way, call Lion Bob Cook at 672-1984, ask any Lion member, or visit www. nhlions.org/milford.

COMPUTER LAB OPEN

Every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m., Sherri Sinclair will open the Milford United Methodist Church (327 N. River Road) computer lab for help with online job searches, brushing up on new computer skills or simply printing a resume. Information: 673-2669.

DISCUSSION GROUP

If you want to talk about philosophy, current trends and try to get at the truth of things, you are invited to join a discussion group that meets at 7-8:30 p.m. on the first Thursdays of each month at the Toadstool Bookshop in Lorden Plaza. Information: 673-6948.

SENIORS FOOT CARE

The Milford Area Seniors will be hosting a Foot Care Clinic, operated by the nurses of Home, Health and Hospice, from 9 a.m.-noon on the first Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The cost is $22 and is payable by cash or check at time of the appointment. For low-income seniors, there will be a simple form to be completed for eligibil­ity purposes. Those seniors who are income-eligible will receive their foot clinic care at no cost. The foot care clinic is open to any seniors 50 or older who live in Milford and the surrounding area. Elevator lobby entrance is on Middle Street, and the clinic will be held in the third-floor banquet room. Schedule an appoint­ment with Bess from Home, Health and Hospice at 882- 2941. Directions: 769-1009 or go to www.milfordarea seniors.com.

SENIORS MUSIC PROGRAM

The Milford Area Seniors received funding from the Arthur L. Keyes trust to start a music program. Milford’s Amy Conley will be coming to Town Hall once a month – usually, the third Tuesday – to lead this interactive and sometimes intergenerational program. Conley’s extensive music background includes teaching music to students of all ages. She runs Music To­gether of Milford and Greater Manchester/Nashua, and also teaches ukulele classes and other instruments.

The Milford Area Seniors meet in the banquet room at Town Hall on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SOCRATES CAFE

Are fate and luck the same thing? If you have an opinion on it that you’re bursting to share, let’s sit down and talk about it. Socrates Cafe meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Toadstool Bookshop.

SOUHEGAN BUSINESS NETWORK

The Souhegan Busi­ness Network is nonprofit organization of Milford-area business owners that meets the second Thursday of the each month in the Commu­nity House on Union Street. Information: svbn-nh.com, or contact Gaby Harris at 493-9289 or gabyharris57@ gmail.com. The meetings are from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and there is an optional $10 lunch provided by the Yankee Chef.

SOUTHERN NH MONEY CLUB

The Southern NH Money Club is a free nonprofit women’s financial educa­tion group open to anyone. It meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at Charles Schwab, 2 Cellu Drive, Nashua. A broad range of personal financial topics are covered, including invest­ments, money’s effect on relationships, Social Security, credit, retirement strate­gies and more. Information: mmurphy1030@hotmail.com.

PETERBOROUGH

COMMUNITY EVENTS

BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING

Theresa Sellers, author of "Alpha Is For Anthropos," will be at the Toadstool Bookshop at 11 a.m. July 18 to discuss and sign copies of her book. Sellers is a poet and Hellenist who specializes in teaching Ancient Greek to children. Free, all are welcome, especially children. Information: 924-3543.

TWO RIVERS COMMUNITY CHOIR

This summer, Two Rivers Community Choir will offer four opportunities for bud­ding and established singers. Workshops range from basic vocal mechanics, to more in-depth master-class style formats, to informal drop-in Sunday afternoon sings. To register, or for more infor­mation: Marybeth Hallinan, director, at keysofmb@gmail. com or 924-9527.

Summer Sunday sings will be held 3-5 p.m. July 19, Aug. 16 at 26 Concord St. Music reading is not necessary. $10 per session.

Veritable Voice vocal workshops: 1-4 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 9 on Grove Street. Master-class style work­shops. $50 each.

Breaking Beyond vo­cal workshops: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through July 22. Designed for those who have attended more than one Veritable Voice workshop. $50, discounts for three or more classes.

MONADNOCK CENTER FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., will hold the following events. Information: 924-3235 or monadnockcenter.org.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18: Fairy House Day. Families can ex­plore the grounds, enjoy find­ing a variety of handcrafted fairy houses, and vote for their favorite. Children can dress up in their best fairy finery and take part in a fairy proces­sion. Fairy crafts, treats and storytelling will be happening in Bass Hall throughout the event. Businesses in down­town Peterborough will have fairy items on display. Families can travel from shop to shop with our Fairy Day passport on a fairy scavenger hunt to find the fairies. Completed passports can be turned in for a selection of magical prizes. (Passports are $5/Individual and $10/ Family).

6 p.m. July 28: John Traynow, of People’s United Wealth Management, will present a talk entitled The New England Renaissance which will provide a macro-level overview of the state of the economy, and offer some enlightening information that will allow for Monadnock re­gion businesses to develop a better understanding of what to expect in our economy and how to successfully navigate in the current environment. This program is being pre­sented by the Peterborough Economic Development Authority, and is being held in Bass Hall. Free. Information: Adam R. Hamilton at 924- 7111, option 6 or email: adam. hamilton@peoples.com.

‘THE NEW ENGLAND RENAISSANCE’

On Tuesday, July 28, John Traynor, of People’s United Wealth Management, will present a talk "The New England Renaissance" which will provide a macro-level overview of the state of the economy, and offer some enlightening information that will allow for Monad­nock region businesses to develop a better understand­ing of what to expect in our economy and how to success­fully navigate in the current environment. After a looking at the U.S. economy, Traynor will examine what’s going on in New Hampshire, with a special emphasis on capital markets and the renaissance in manufacturing.

Traynor joined People’s in 2011 as a senior vice presi­dent and chief investment officer. He directs the overall investment process and has ultimate responsibility for the work of the various invest­ment committees. He also serves as the chief spokesman for the People’s United Wealth Management investment out­look through regular strategy briefings. He regularly appears on the Nightly Business Report and Fox Business News, as well as being quoted in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

This program is being presented by the Peterbor­ough Economic Development Authority, and is being held in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. It starts at 6 p.m. It is free and open to all. For more information, contact: Adam R. Hamilton 924-7111 op­tion 6 or email adam.hamilton @peoples.com.

‘COMING OF AGE: ARTISTS UNDER 30’ EXHIBIT

New Hampshire Institute of Art will host the juried exhibit, "Coming of Age: Artists Under 30" at the Sharon Arts Center exhibition gallery at 30 Grove St. The event will run through Aug. 27. Information: 924-7676.

SUMMERHILL MEMORY CAFE

Memory Cafe will be held from 2-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Summerhill Adult Living Com­munity’s elegant new pub, 183 Old Dublin Road. Join them for social time and a chance to dis­cuss memory care with other families and caregivers. Tea, pastries and sherry served, with an occasional speaker and beautiful music. Information: 924-6238 or summerhillal.com.

CONCERTS

STORYTELLING EVENTS AT MARIPOSA MUSEUM

Three storytelling events from the Mariposa Museum promise memorable experi­ences for families and adults.

7 p.m. July 16: Acclaimed performer Jackson Gillman will present, "The Magic of Rudyard Kipling: Just So" at the Mariposa Museum. Free with museum admission.

7:30 p.m. July 17: Popular New Hampshire storytellers Simon Brooks, Papa Joe Gaud­et and Matt Krug will present "Star Stories from Around the World," a concert of stories about the night skies told the old fashioned way – around the fire and under the stars at the Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm on Steel Road. At 8:30, as the sky darkens, Matt Krug will lead participants on an entertaining storyteller’s tour of the night sky. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, picnic, and bug repellant. $4-$6. Ticket purchase includes free admission to Saturday’s event at the Mariposa.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 18: "Tales of the Wee Folk" at the Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St. Storytellers Simon Brooks and Lauretta Phillips will pres­ent morning and afternoon storytelling concerts inspired by tales of the fairies from many cultures. First concert at 10 a.m., followed by a story circle at 10:45 when visitors are invited to share their own stories. The morning will close with a few more tales, followed by a break for lunch at noon. Then the same will happen all over again at 12:30, with stories wrapping up by 3.

Both events are part of the Mariposa exhibit "Renewing Energies: Fairy Tales, Heroes, and the Wisdom of Stories," on display through Dec. 31. In­formation: mariposamuseum. org or 924-4555.

BASS HALL CONCERT SERIES

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., has announced several concerts for the 2015 season of the Music in the Bass Hall Concert Series. $15, $12 for members, seniors and stu­dents. Information and tick­ets: monadnockcenter.org.

July 18-25: "Fred Marple’s Guide to New England," pre­sented by local humorist and Yankee Magazine columnist Ken Sheldon.

PETERBOROUGH TOWN HOUSE CONCERTS

The Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove St., will pres­ent the following concerts. Tickets: monadockmusic.org or 924-7610.

7 p.m. July 18: The Boston Modern Orchestra Project performs works by American Masters, featuring pianist Donald Berman.

7 p.m. July 24: Host of NPR’s From the Top, Christo­pher O’Riley, performs works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Rach­maninoff, and Scriabin.

MONADNOCK MUSIC

The F.A.E. Duo will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the All Saints Church, 51 Concord St. Free; donations to support Monad­nock Music accepted. Informa­tion: Alex Avery at 924-7610 or monadnockmusic.org.

PARISH HALL OPEN STAGE

The Parish Hall Open Stage is 7:30-10 p.m. on the first Friday of the month at the Peterborough Unitarian Uni­versalist Church, 25 Main St. $5 donation at the door.

Sign-up for musicians and poets is 6:30-7:30 p.m. the day of event, or sign up in advance by emailing jackkidmusic@ gmail.com. Open mic begins at 7:30 p.m., featured performer starts at 8:30. Baked goods and beverages available. $5 donation at the door.

THEATER

PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS 2015 SUMMER SEASON

Seven plays including Broadway comedies, a classic farce, a screwball comedy, a contemporary drama and a "new" play by Shakespeare will mark the 82nd season at the Peterborough Players Theatre. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays. Visit peterboroughplayers.org for information or call the box office at 924-7585.

Through July 26: "Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley.

July 29-Aug. 9: "Charley’s Aunt" by Brandon Thomas.

PETERBOROUGH PLAYERS SECOND COMPANY CHILDREN PERFORMANCES

The Peterborough Players Second Company perfor­mances for children will include "The Jungle Book" through July 18 and "Pinoc­chio" Aug. 15-22. Tickets/ information: peterborough players.org or 924-7585.

WILTON

CONCERTS

MONADNOCK MUSIC STRING QUARTET

The Monadnock Music String Quartet performs at 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at Wilton Center Unitarian Church on Issac Frye Highway. They will be playing pieces by Borodin, Martino, and more. Informa­tion: Alex Avery at 924-7610 or monadnockmusic.org.

FILMS

WILTON TOWN HALL THEATRE SILENT FILM SERIES

A series of vintage big screen railroad dramas high­lights this summer’s silent film schedule at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre. The train-themed movies, all accompanied by live music, are fast-paced silent-era melodramas set in the world of big-time railroad­ing. All films presented at 4:30 p.m., with live music by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based silent film accompanist. Free, suggested $5 donation to help defray expenses. Infor­mation: wiltontownhall theatre.com or 654-3456.

Aug. 9: "Red Signals (1927).

Aug. 30: "The Iron Horse" (1924). minute