Schedule of Activities for Peak Into Peterborough 2012
DS = Depot Square PHS = Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St.
● 8:00am–10:30am: Pancake Breakfast ($5; family max. $20)/Open House/Touch-a-Truck, more. Peterborough Fire Station, Summer St.
● 8:00am–1:00pm: Kiwanis Yard Sale, Valley Automotive, Elm St. Books, housewares, furniture, more! Noon: All you can carry, $5. FRIDAY PREVIEW SALE ($5), 5:00–6:30pm; light refreshments served.
● 10:00am: Dedication of the Peterborough Peace Pole. Town House (upper side).
● 10:00am: “Peak Into History” (Peterborough Historical Society) kicks off with homemade donuts and info table for the Monadnock International Film Festival.
● 10:00am–4:00pm: Pine Hill Childcare: Woodland Walk for Young Children. A magical walk on a woodland trail in Putnam Park (Grove St.), where you will meet many storybook characters. $3/child, $10 max/family. Adults accompany their child free. Proceeds will benefit the Pine Hill Child Care Center Scholarship Fund.
● 11:00am: Music by the New Grey Cats (PHS). Contra dance tunes with a jazz flavor.
● 11:00am–2:00pm: Shaolin Wellness Center & Villari’s Martial Arts. Intro karate classes every 15 minutes. Apple cider, homemade cookies, and activities for the kids. Raffle to win great prizes! 109 Grove Street, next to Mr. Mike’s.
● 11:00am–3:00pm: Free Hayrides through the town. Watch for the wagon!
● 11:00am–3:00pm: Live Music by Lunatic Fringe/FolkSoul (Depot Square). Sponsored by Depot Square.
● 11:00pm–3:00pm: The Phoenix Mill House (PHS). Hearth cooking demonstrations by PHS Executive Director Michelle Stahl. Learn how our forebears managed to put a meal together and (if your timing is right) sample some of the fare!
● 12:00pm–2:00pm: Bass Hall (PHS).Glass artist Chris Salmon shows and talks about his work and the history of glass manufacturing in the region. Emily Bingham demonstrates spinning and and knitting, and gives interesting info about the art of working with textiles.
● 1:00pm: ConVal Interact Club Musical Chairs behind Town House. $250 prize, sponsored by Manhattan East. $5 per ticket.
● 1:00pm–2:00pm:Interactive Shape Note Singing (PHS lawn), led by Marybeth Hallinan. Listen to a brief intro on the history of shape note music in New England and hear a few tunes in 3-4 parts. THEN join your voice with ours, and learn a shape note tune that we can all sing together!
● 1:00pm–3:00pm: Sharon Arts Center (DS & Grove Street). Drawing with live music performed in between sessions.
● 1:00pm–3:00pm: Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates and Ice Cream, Grove St. Decorate a chocolate pumpkin, $1. Build your own scarecrow, free, 2:00–3:00.
● 1:00pm–4:00pm: Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm Green Buildings Open House. Tour their super energy-efficient homes, centralized wood-pellet heating plant, and solar panel systems. Families welcome. Hoop house and fields, learn about Community-Supported Agriculture. Steele Road, Peterborough. Follow Main/Union St. up the hill by Town House, go 1.1 miles to left on Steele Rd.
● 3:00pm: Bass Hall (PHS). The Monadnock International Film Festival presents CHOP SHOP. Directed by Ramin Bahrani. Free.
ALL DAY in Depot Park: Farmers’ Market: Bakers, bread, soap, knitwear, jams, granola, cut flowers, sachets, natural dog biscuits, produce, note cards, pottery, wood buttons & spoons, prepared food, hand-blown glass, jewelry, glass jewelry, hand-spun wool, ice cream, cheese maker, more! Live music, 10:00am–2:00pm. Local nonprofit vendors: Cobb Meadow School (honey & beeswax lanterns, children’s lunches (homemade applesauce, sandwich, milk), face painting; Save the Forests; NH Audubon.
Hubert’s Family Outfitters (Peterborough Plaza, Route 101): Giant Tent Sale.
Joseph’s Coat (Grove St.): Find any item with a leaf on it and get 20% off that item
Underneath It All (Depot Square): Tent Sale. All Items 50% off. Early holiday shopping on lingerie, yoga wear, and much, much more!
Frost Heaves, the hit comedy show that has been called “the funniest thing since Bert Cullin put the pumpkin in the wood chipper–and nowhere near as messy,” returns to the Peterborough Players Theatre on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Family-friendly comedy and music from “the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire,” featuring Fred Marple, star of the Internet video hit “Yoga for Yankees.” Tickets $15 at the Toadstool and Steele’s in Peterborough, at the door, and online at frostheaves.com.