“Treasured places, protected spaces” art show

Tuesdays to Fridays, through September 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From Hinsdale to Hillsborough and Walpole to Wilton, hundreds of tracts of land have been conserved in the Monadnock region so that the area’s natural beauty will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. Celebrate the beauty of the Monadnock region’s conservation spaces in this wonderful juried art show, the featured exhibit at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene this summer. Additional hours on Wednesdays until 9 p.m., and first and third Saturdays of each month open 9 a.m. to noon.

Presented by: Regional artists, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, the Monadnock Conservancy and other local and regional environmental groups.
Location: Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Kathy Schillemat or call 603-352-1895.

Plein air day at Calhoun Family Forest

Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Artists are welcome to set up for plein air painting, and the everyone is welcome to come for a hike and see the works in progress at this conservation property in Gilsum.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Historical Society of Cheshire County.
Location: John and Rosemarie Calhoun Family Forest, White Brook Road, Gilsum, N.H.
Contact: Email Jenna Carroll or call 603-352-1895.

Explore the Chase-Graf Town Forest

Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 8 to 10 a.m.

Come for on an easy hike along a newly created trail in Surry. We will be on the lookout for wildlife signs, including bear. This area is referred to as “Bear Den Ledge” on old maps, and bears have been seen crossing the road near the property. Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Bring water and snacks.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Surry Conservation Commission.
Location: Park at the end of Wilbur Road, Surry, N.H. (Look for Conservancy signs.)
Contact: Email Stacy Gambrel or call 603-357-0600, ext. 106.

“Sustained by land and water: stories about foraging, hunting and fishing”

The Monadnock Conservancy’s 26th Annual Celebration
Saturday, August 22, 2015, from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Many people develop a deep relationship with the land by being out in the woods or on the water to forage, hunt or fish. Three speakers — Jen Knight, Rick Brackett and Mike Morrison — will share how, through their respective passions, the land feeds their mind, body and spirit. A welcome reception and registration kicks off the day at 8:45 a.m.; program begins at 9:15 a.m. Plus, choose one of three optional field trips — medicinal herbs, farm tour or guided hike at Eliza Adams Gorge, each departing at 11:30 a.m. (Most trips last about two hours.) Please register for this free event by August 14 to assure a seat.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy.
Location: Fountain Arts Building, Dublin School, 18 Lehmann Way, Dublin, N.H.
Contact: Email Pat Payne or call 603-357-0600.