Upcoming events

Ben Cosgrove: Solo Piano Performance

Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m.

Ben Cosgrove is a young and talented composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist. The strongest forces guiding Ben’s work are his deep interests in landscape, place, and ecology. He is based in New England but performs regularly all over the country and has produced several well-received albums of original music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding. Join us for this outstanding show where you will gain a new appreciation of landscape -- through sound. Watch this video for a preview. Tickets: $15-18; click here to purchase now.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Monadnock Center for History and Culture.
Location: Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, N.H.
Contact: Email Michelle Stahl or call 603-924-3235.

Prentice Hill Easygoing Walk

Wednesday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Prentice Hill sits between Alstead Center and East Alstead, overlooking Lake Warren. This short trail (1.5 miles round-trip) winds uphill through mixed forest to the top, offering nice views of Lake Warren below. The land is owned by Ellen Chase and Margaret Chase Perry, daughters of Heman Chase, a famed Monadnock region land surveyor and woodworker.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth–Hitchcock, and City of Keene Parks and Recreation Department.
Location: Meet at 9 a.m. at the Keene Recreation Center to carpool or at 9:20 a.m. at the intersection of Prentice Hill and Pine Cliff roads in East Alstead, near the outlet of Lake Warren.
Contact: Email Ryan Owens or call 603-357-0600, ext. 103.

“The Million Dollar Duck” Film Showing

Thursday, November 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This award-winning documentary explores the strange and wonderful world of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government – from the eccentric contestants who enter each year for a chance at wildlife art stardom to the challenges facing the continued existence of this successful conservation program. Following the film, Ray Jackson of Ducks Unlimited will be on hand for questions.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Ducks Unlimited, and the Keene State College Film Society.
Location: Putnam Arts Lecture Hall theater, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Brett Amy Thelen or call 603-358-2065.

“The Last Crop” Film Showing

Sunday, November 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This documentary film is an intimate exploration into one particular family’s journey in transferring their land to the next generation. Come early for locally sourced hors d’oeuvres (at 5:30 p.m.). Join us after the film for a community discussion. Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition members, including the Conservancy’s Stacy Gambrel, will bring the film to life by talking about local efforts to address issues involved with farm transfer and planning for the future. The event is part of the Feast on This! Film Festival.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition.
Location: Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Road, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.