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Peterborough First Friday

Every month, Downtown Peterborough will celebrate First Friday.  This month: First Friday in Downtown Peterborough was on March 6th, from 5PM - 7PM and later.


Ample free parking. For more information check shoppeterboroughnh.com or contact Pelagia Vincent at pelagiavincent@earthlink.net.

1). Peterborough Town Library, Main Street—— Enjoy double the fun, Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director is pleased to host two events for the whole family! Starting at 6pm is the Family Movie Night with popcorn. Starting at 6:30pm the launch of the second quarterly print edition of The Monadnock Underground! The new journal, founded by Christopher DiLoreto and Zoe Wroten-Heinzmann, there will be readings and time to meet & greet with the writers and editors. Light refreshment will be served and copies will be available for sale. Read the journal at https://medium.com/ monadnock-underground

 2). MacDowell Downtown at Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center, The 2020 season of MacDowell Downtown opens at Bass Hall with sisters and returning Fellows Jenny George and Madeleine George. Jenny is a poet of rather serious concerns and Madeleine is a playwright with an essential comic bent. They’ll talk about their respective works and how their artistic paths diverged despite despite growing up in the same household. Doors open at 7:00PM and the presentation begins at 7:30. Light refreshments will be served.

3). Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to the Painting in Wax, February 7 - May 30, 2020  Reception, Friday, March 6th ~ 5-7pm Featuring works by Jessie Pollock ,Earl Schofield, Laura Blackmer and Mary Ann Sullivan. An ancient method used as early as the 4th and 5th century BCE.  Reflections and Inland Water Scenes January 24 – March 29, 2020 An exhibition paying homage to America’s oceans, rivers, lakes, and harbors, from quaint New England seaside towns to works depicting life by the water. Featuring 19th and 20th century artists, Aldro Hibbard, Bruce Crane, John Cuthbert Hare and Morris Hall Pancoast.

4). The Gallery ( 3rd floor), Offices at Depot Square, (elevator access, next to Hobbs) 
 Open House for Exhibit “Art in Bloom!”, featuring 9 Diverse, Dynamic group of artists. Their incredible work in various mediums explore nature and create work that brings attention to the natural world around us.. Come, See & Hear from this group of artists and visionaries. Amy McGregor-Radin, Lily Featherston, Johniene Papandreas, Karen Fortier, Cindy Heath, Linda Greenwood, Joe Caracappa, Harikleia Kuliopulos, and Daniel Saccardo!  Live Music by Eve Pierce & Complimentary Refreshments
Eve Pierce is a singer-songwriter ukuleist who writes music about humans, gods, and snakes. Eve is a Peterborough native and has been singing and performing in the area from a young age. Her single Snake Song is available for purchase digitally and she is in the process of recording her first album, coming out this May.

5). NEW GALLERY IN TOWN, Grove Street —— Local Artist Gary Shepard is bringing his art studio and exhibit gallery to Downtown!  You will find him working at his latest oil and/or watercolor piece at his new studio (old location of the Nest and prior to that Hobbs Jewelers).  Gary began his professional art career it the early 70's as a watercolorist.  He has become one of New England's most collected artists with a style that has developed more impressionistic and abstract while maintaining a realistic look.  He is especially attracted to light and atmosphere which creates an emotional celebration. His subject matter range from mostly landscapes and street scenes with occasional still lifes and figures, whatever captures his eye.  Check out all the talent that makes Gary one of our local “treasures”.  Stop in to see his latest work and enjoy conversation. 

6). NEW OWNER IN TOWN……Vicuna Chocolates, Main Street.  Drop in and meet the new owner, Pierre Fabre who has moved to Peterborough with his son.  Although Pierre’s time at the “helm” has been short, he is very excited with the opportunities for 2020.  This is the perfect time to sit in the warmth of the Vicuna Cafe, with a hot chocolate and delicious homemade cookies.  Taste the variety of chocolate flavors made on premise and check out the shop where the chocolate is made, behind the large picture window!  www.vicunachocolate.com
   
                                        
                                        
                                        
                                        
                                                        
                                        
First Friday in Downtown Peterborough March 6th,  From 5PM - 7PM and Later …
Here are some of the merchants that invite you to join them:

Ava Marie's Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove Street, Wonderfully locally, handcrafted chocolates and
delicious ice cream perfect on any day to enjoy on the covered porch!

Baker’s Station, Depot Square —— Keith and Amy invite you to drop into the Bakery and enjoy some tasty treats!
Check out all the breakfast, lunch, beverage offerings........New this year are the fantastic wedding cakes and confections!

BodyWorks, Depot Square, Depot St, A Mind Body Studio offering exceptional instruction, treatment & well being. 
$5 offer for a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.   
Take advantage for the first time or return visit, you will be healthier for it!

Dogs on Depot, Depot Square —— Check out all the awesome stuff for your entire family of pets.
Don't forget to take advantage of Scrub & Grub Loyalty Program! After 5 groomings, you get $25 gift card to a choice of Downtown Peterborough Restaurants. What a Deal!

European Esthetics, Depot Square —— A Cabi Fashion Experience at European Esthtetics, hosted by Owner Ellen Smith, Ruth Clark, MPH RDF LD and Mary Burnett. Come see the new Spring Collection of some great fun (and classic) pieces, feel the quality and even try on the pants, blouses dresses, jackets and sweaters! It sure is a fun outing, bring a friend, enjoy some bubbly and munchies! Think Spring!

Fry Fine Art, Grove Street, Manager and curator, Mindy Taylor invites you to the Painting in Wax,
February 7 - May 30, 2020 Reception, Friday, March 6th ~ 5-7pm Featuring works by
Jessie Pollock, Earl Schofield, Laura Blackmer and Mary Ann Sullivan.
An ancient method used as early as the 4th and 5th century BCE
Reflections and Inland Water Scenes January 24 – March 29, 2020
An exhibition paying homage to America’s oceans, rivers, lakes, and harbors, from quaint New England seaside towns to works depicting life by the water. Featuring 19th and 20th century artists,
Aldro Hibbard, Bruce Crane, John Cuthbert Hare and Morris Hall Pancoast    
Gallery Walk, Offices at Depot Square (3rd Floor, elevator access, next to Hobbs) Open House for Exhibit “Art in Bloom!”, featuring 9 Diverse, Dynamic group of artists. Their incredible work in various mediums explore nature and create work that brings attention to the natural world around us.. Come, See & Hear from this group of artists and visionaries. Amy McGregor-Radin, Lily Featherston, Johniene Papandreas, Karen Fortier, Cindy Heath, Linda Greenwood, Joe Caracappa, Harikleia Kuliopulos, and Daniel Saccardo!  Live Music by Eve Pierce & Complimentary Refreshments

NEW BUSINESS, GARY SHEPARD ART, Grove Street —— Local Artist Gary Shepard is bringing his art studio and exhibit gallery to Downtown!  (old location of the Nest/prior to that Grove & Main)
Find him working at his latest oil and/or watercolor piece at his new studio.
Check out all the talent that makes Gary one of our local “treasures”. 
Stop in, watch Gary paint and enjoy conversation. 

Granite Block Art and Antiques, Main Street, Featuring Antiques, Contemporary Art Jewelry and much more!
 Easy to find a gift for yourself or the special someone in your life!
                    
Knitty Gritty Yarn Shop, Depot Square, Special offer for First Friday, free drop in knitting lessons, all levels welcome
Also, come in for "sip n’ stitch", discover healthy benefits of knitting & crocheting
Beautiful locally made yarn with so many colors, you will have a hard time just choosing one! 
 MacDowell Downtown at Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center ——  The 2020 season of MacDowell Downtown opens at Bass Hall with sisters and returning Fellows Jenny George and Madeleine George. Jenny is a poet of rather serious concerns and Madeleine is a playwright with an essential comic bent. They’ll talk about their respective works and how their artistic paths diverged despite despite growing up in the same household. Doors open at 7:00PM and the presentation begins at 7:30. Light refreshments will be served.

Peterborough Town Library, Main Street—— has double the fun, Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director is pleased to host two events for the whole family! Starting at 6pm is the Family Movie Night with popcorn. Starting at 6:30pm the launch of the second quarterly print edition of The Monadnock Underground! The new journal, founded by Christopher DiLoreto and Zoe Wroten-Heinzmann, there will be readings and time to meet & greet with the writers and editors. Light refreshment will be served and copies will be available for sale. Read the journal at https://medium.com/ monadnock-underground        

Toadstool Bookshop, Depot Square, Independent book store with tons of awesome books! 

Steele’s Stationary, Main Street —— Gifts Stationary, Office Supplies, Seasonal Decor and Fine Cigars,
 Just In, New EASTER Items! Steele’s Always has what you need and more . .

NEW OWNER……Vicuna Chocolates, Main Street.  Drop in and meet the new owner, Pierre Fabre.  Winter is the perfect time to sit in the warmth of Vicuna Cafe, with hot chocolate & delicious homemade cookies.  Taste the variety of chocolate flavors made on premise and peek in the shop where chocolate is made, behind the large picture window!
 
NEW BUSINESS — Wisteria Cottage, School St, Owner of Twin Elm Farm Antiques, has a new shop in Downtown.
“A quaint cottage on School Street (behind Alice Blue) filled with one-of-a-kind items for your home and garden.
Featuring antiques, watercolors, jewelry, and small furniture. New items added daily.”
Perfect to start planning your summer porch decor………..


First Friday Food & Drink In and Around The Square
After visiting the merchants, Enjoy a Bite!

Cooper's Hill Public House, School Street Open from 4pm - 1AM
With Food available until 1am!  New releases of another 17 whiskeys for 2020, so over 200 WHISKEYS on the List!
 Largest Whiskey Selection in NH!”


Harlow's Pub, Grove Street

Post & Beam Brewing, Grove Street

Thai Cafe, Grove Street

Twelve Pine, School Street, Depot Square

Waterhouse Restaurant and Bar, Depot Square

Ample free parking. For more information check www.shoppeterboroughnh.com.




JaFFREY First Friday

Terrapin Glassblowing Studio, Reality Check and Cafe 352 will host the FIRST First Friday in Jaffrey on March 6th, from 6:30PM - 9:30PM.  Live music by Doug Farrell, mancala and the option to play with hot glass!

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Call Terrapin Glassblowing Studio for more information 603-593-5073 or email us info@terrapinglass.com.

A Family Friendly, Substance-Free Night of Fun!

A collaboration with Reality Check, Cafe 532 & Terrapin Glass!

Live music by Doug Farrell, Mancala games, and the option to play with hot glass!

Join us for a night of entertainment here in Jaffrey, New Hampshire as we begin participating in the nationwide trend of “First Fridays”.  We are excited to collaborate with our neighbors Cafe 532, as well as the amazing non-profit Reality Check to offer a free night of fun for everyone! In a concerted effort to begin a positive culture shift, First Fridays will be alcohol-free events.

About the Collaborators:

Reality Check in Jaffrey, offers drug and alcohol addiction services to NH residents. With a goal to provide more recovery-focused events for people to socialize, they are partnering with local businesses, police, schools, and musicians to send the message that addiction is treatable, and recovery is possible.  They are excited to bring in Doug Farrell for musical entertainment.

“Doug's seasoned songwriting, storytelling, and musical melodies are deeply rooted in the hills of New England where he now lives. He moves his audiences with warmth, humor, a smooth voice and unpretentious musical vision. His witty observations and poetic engaging lyrics will leave you wanting more." - Jeffrey Starratt, WOOL FM

Terrapin Glass is excited to open up their large gift shop and studio space for this fun, free event.  They will have tables set-up with multiple games of Mancala for everyone to play.  Mancala is an easy, fun board game played with stones and it is also one of the oldest games still played!  We will also be offering Melt your Own Soothing Stone classes in our Flame Shop for anyone ages 12+ that wishes to participate.  The cost for that is $20, but we invite the public to watch as well!

Neighboring CafĂ© 532 will be providing chili for attendees at Terrapin that night.  They will also be offering a special to-go menu; get your dinner delivered right to the event!

Providing a safe place for people in recovery, people seeking recovery, or loved ones of people still struggling with addiction, to come socialize and network with like-minded people will rebuild lost social connections and provide much needed hope. Resources will be provided.

The Local Crowd Monadnock - Mailing Address: 63 Emerald St. #114, Keene, NH 03431

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