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For over a century, NHIA has offered artists opportunities to expand their skills through community education programs. The juried Community Education Exhibition showcases the finest work by this community, created both in and outside of the classroom. It's a collection as exciting and diverse as the artists that created it, featuring work from across many disciplines by both established and emerging talents.

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Hilarious and heartwrenching, A GIFT of MADNESS is a solo play with song and masks, written and performed by singer/actress/poet Nancy Knowles. A GIFT of MADNESS is two gritty creative women swinging fists at fate and thumbing noses at demons. A witness survivor of sibling suicide, Knowles engineers her own thriving while pondering how her mother, stalked by loss, pulled off hers.
You are invited! You are invited to join us in a personal development workshop. The Life Jar – Know Your Why Workshop will be held Saturday April 29 at 9 am at PUMC, 43 Concord St, Peterborough NH. Please consider sharing this event The workbook is available to download at The first workshop in our Know Your Why series will be a personal development exercise that is open to the public. If you know anyone, cousins, spouses, friends, who want to explore their own Why they are welcome. This workshop has been scheduled for Saturday April 29 at 9 am. You can download the Know Your Personal Why workbook at: It is 9 pages including the cover letter. Many people do personal development exercises like this one at the beginning of the year, when they are making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. Anyone can benefit from this process. Please RSVP on our Facebook event so we know how many people to expect. You may print the workbook at home and begin to work on it. You will find that if you make a first pass and then think about the questions for a little while you will get deeper answers. So it is recommended that you crack the workbook before we have our workshop. If you are enjoying this process you may also wish to view our source workbooks, and there is also a wealth of information available with a quick Google search: 27 Questions to Ignite Your Spark from Live Your Legend (must subscribe) Discovering Why from Whytelligence Know Your Why Bullseye The theory of the Life Jar is simple. The Jar symbolizes your Life – what you put into it and what you leave out. Your inspiration, motivation, values, intentions, actions, and the resulting effects and outcomes are product suggested by rocks, stones/pebbles and sand. Our tendency is to concentrate our energy in our actions and values (vis. stones), and/or our outcomes and results (sand) without the substance and foundation of inspiration and motivation (rocks), leading us to ask, “What’s the Point?” In order to give substance and foundation to your Life Jar, it is necessary to “Know Your Why.” ( Two videos for your consideration: Simon Sinek’s TED Talk that explains “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” (including knowing your Why) Michael Jr.’s “When you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”
Amazing Flower Farm Workshop Planning Your Vegetable Garden with Roger Swain Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 am Roger Swain, “the man with the red suspenders” hosted The Victory Garden on PBS television for many years. On April 29, he will present a workshop at Amazing Flower Farm on Planning Your Vegetable Garden. Roger will talk about easy, low-maintenance ways to water, control weeds, and deal with insects, as well as all-important topics such as soil preparation and sun exposure. Parking is limited for this workshop. Please pre-register so we can plan to have enough chairs! The cost is $15 at the door, or $10 if pre-paid by April 22. Students are $10 at the door, $5 if pre-paid by April 22. We do not accept payment online, but for pre-payment you can make sure we get a check by April 22, either by dropping it off at Open Greenhouse on the 22nd, or by mailing it to: Amazing Flower Farm 202 Poor Farm Road New Ipswich, NH 03071 Register:
Phantom Boy Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol Fred Armisen, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Audrey Tautou 2015 Animation 1 hr 24 mins Rated PG SYNOPSIS Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city's power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo's phantom powers and Alex's detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. PROGRAM A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin. REVIEWS Phantom Boy will appeal to children who have the patience and imagination to immerse themselves in the film's wiggly animation. -- Philadelphia Inquirer There's an appealing quaintness to the storytelling that calls to mind the Tintin books of the artist and writer Hergé, especially that series's old-world charm. -- Washington Post
If your idea of a folk singer/songwriter concert is a bunch of people clapping politely after songs, and then sitting quietly while the performer says things like "This next song is about ...", well, you've never seen a Cheryl Wheeler concert before. That was a joke :^) Cheryl's concerts are more like what you would find at a comedy club than expect to find at a folk music concert. She can tell a story that has you rolling in the aisles, and then sing a song that leaves you wiping tears from your eyes. She will talk about some serious current event, and then sing a song that will have you howling with laughter. Her entire concert is a emotional roller coaster.
Monday May 1st, 6:30PM:

Film: I Know A Man...Ashley Bryan

In this documentary from Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly, meet beloved 93-year old artist Ashley Bryan, who skips and jumps in his mind like a child, yet is spiritually a deep, creative genius. Poet/illustrator of 50-plus children’s books and maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage, Ashley lives in Maine's Cranberry Isles. He has used art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith and create loving community. His life story and the art he makes are an inspiration to people of all ages.

Admission $10. RSVP Mariposa Museum 603-924-4555.
Based on a Daphne DuMaurier story, this Alfred Hitchcock thriller stars Charles Laughton as Squire Pengallon, the head of a band of smugglers in Victorian-era England. "Laughton is compelling from the first instant: His Pengallan is at least five of the seven deadly sins rolled into one, a cheerfully loathsome creature with wide-set eyebrows and a multitude of chins ..." --Village Voice
Plans And Design to Establish Nashua Community College In Peterborough

You are invited to attend a public meeting and presentation of design plans to establish a Nashua Community College campus located in Peterborough, NH.
Join us on May 3, 2017 at Reynolds Hall, All Saints Church located at 48 Concord Street in Peterborough, NH at 5:00 P.M.

A proposed site tour will take place at 9 Vose Farm Road from 3:30-5:00 P.M.
Joins us for a lecture/discussion on how today's social media, online gaming, and internet tools are influencing human development, relationships, and learning, often with harmful results.  Panel members include Deborah Hansen, MD; Meg Piling, PsyD; and Brian Quigley, PhD

Please join us on Thursday, May 4 at Reynolds Hall for the annual Chamber Education Breakfast.

Bob Edwards will be the featured speaker. Bob will be providing information and an update on the ConVal Visual and Performing Arts Center initiative. Bob is the vice-president of ConVal VPAC.

The Education Committee will be presenting their Business Partnership Award to a local business that has generously opened intern positions to local students.

When an Indian family moves to America in 1979 with the hope of living the American Dream, their 10-year-old-son, Smith, falls head-over-heels for the girl next door. With an American Dream of his own, Smith strives to become a "good ol' boy," propelling him and his family further away from their traditional ideals than ever before. GROWING UP SMITH is a heartfelt coming-of-age comedy about an irrepressibly-like-able 10-year-old boy from India who may possibly lose it all--including the love of his life--when his obsession for living the American Dream unexpectedly takes a wrong turn.
Area churches & community groups will be coming together to celebrate the season and walk for hunger relief. To have your church or civic group form a walking team or get mor information:
Preston Wakeman@ 532-7044
Pastor Dan Osgood @ 547-3626
Julie Flood Page @ 899-9759

Participating Churches:
Fitwilliam Community Church
Greenfield Covenent Church
Peterborough Union Congregational Church
Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church
Peterborough United Methodist Church
& other area churches and civil groups.

Antrim Bennington Food Pantry
Greenfield Food Pantry
Helping Hands Center
Jaffrey Food Pantry
Peterborough Food Pantry
Rindge Food Pantry
... and more!


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