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May 2019

Tour de Francestown Bike Ride

May 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Once again we’ll offering three different tours: a 25-mile, 42-mile, and a 58-mile loop.  All rides assemble and depart from The Old Meeting House in Francestown at 1 New Boston Road. The Bike Ride is sponsored by and benefits the preservation of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. 58 miles - assemble at 8:00 am and report at 8:30 42 miles - assemble at 8:00 am and depart at 8:30 25  miles - assemble at 8:30 am and depart at 9:00 am You'll…

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June 2019

Francestown Land Trust – Annual Meeting

June 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Francestown Land Trust's Annual Meeting Thursday, June 6, 6:30 pm at the Old Meeting House in Francestown. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Richard B. Primack, professor of biology at Boston University. For more than twenty years, his research has focused on documenting human impacts on the diversity of the living world. This interest took him to Thoreau’s Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where, in the 1850s, Henry David Thoreau made meticulous observations about the natural world. Free program for…

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Jacob MacKay, cello and Natsuku Yamagata, piano

June 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jacob MacKay, cello and Natsuku Yamagata, piano    $15, children free Natsuku is brilliant pianist.  Francestown native, cellist Jacob MacKay has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.  They first met when studying music at Brandeis University and are pleased to play together at the Old Meeting House. Jacob and Natsuku will play duets and solos. Schumann: Fantasietücke, Op. 73 J.S. Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No. 4 in E-flat Major,…

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July 2019

Old Meeting House Annual Meeting

July 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jeff Davis and Gordon Peery

July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 16 - Event Cancelled because of health issue Jeff Davis and Gordon Peery   $15, children free Old Meeting House Music Saturday July 20, 7pm Jeff Davis & Gordon Peery Songs of War, Songs of Comfort and Fiddle Tunes The sadness and misery of war is a subject touched on in hundreds of songs in American folk music. Folk songs are also used to celebrate the simple joys and comforts of life. Jeff Davis and Gordon Peery will present…

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August 2019

Sirkka Tombi Holm documentary film

August 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am

A life documentary film of Sirkka Tombi Holm has been prepared by Kristin Ojaniemi under contract with the Finnish American Heritage Center of Finlandia University. The showing of this film will be combined with Sirkka’s 99th birthday. Please all join Sirkka at the Old Meeting House at 11:00 AM for the film’s screening and at the Town Hall at noon for a potluck lunch party. Potluck, bring what ever you like and we’ll make a cake.

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Rescheduled Annual Meeting

August 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Annual Meeting of the Old Meeting House will be held at 3:30 pm, Aug 11 on the second floor reception area before the Electric Earth concert.  Due to cancellation of the July 20thconcert, it was necessary to move the date of this year’s annual meeting.

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Electric Earth Concerts

August 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Electric Earth Concerts     $30 Great music all year long for the Monadnock region Jonathan Bagg and Laura Gilbert, artistic directors Tom Meglioranza, baritone  David Breitman, piano  Wintereisse    song cycle by Franz Schubert “Sublime is the first word that comes to mind.”   The New York Times “An immaculate and inventive recitalist…the young American baritone has become the critic’s darling for his mellifluous voice and immaculate diction.”   The New Yorker.    https://meglioranza.typepad.com/thomas_meglioranza_barito/audio-samples-.html Please join the musicians and artistic directors for a…

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Cormac McCarthy

August 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cormac McCarthy  7 pm        $15, children free A Legend Plays The Old Meeting House in Francestown Singer-songwriter Cormac McCarthy’s album, Collateral, is a milestone in his notable career as a singer and a songwriter. Time and experience have drawn this talented artist to a new and compelling crossroad. “Many of the songs on this album are a bit of a musical stretch for me,” says McCarthy. “R & B, ballads, gut bucket blues, German theater music, bluegrass and…

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September 2019


September 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Labor Day festivities begin with Vespers, Sunday evening. Music and laughter, passages and friendship abound.

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Labor Day Open House

September 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come by for a tour of your beautiful Meeting House.

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Labor Day Ice Cream Social

September 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us on the green for some good old end of summer fun!

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Meet & Greet

September 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Francestown Town Hall

Come meet neighbors old and new, bring your children!

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Wedding Rehearsal

September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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September 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Four Shillings Short

September 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Four Shillings Short     $15  children free Traditional and original music from Celtic lands, medieval and Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on instruments including hammered dulcimer, mandolin, whistles, banjo, ukulele, lovely vocals and even a krumhorn.  Lots of fun and superb musicianship. Please come and meet Aodh Og O’Tuama  & Christy Martin before the concert. Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at 5 pm at the home of board member, Steve  and Janet Griffin, just down the hill…

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May 2020

Cancelled – Gordon Peery, American Songbook with Jazimina MacNeil

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As Time Goes By: The American Songbook, with Jazimina MacNeil Pianist Gordon Peery and singer Jazimina MacNeil team up for a dynamic concert of songs from the American Songbook, including classics from Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers, as well as songs from the Civil War and folk songs indigenous to New Hampshire. Gordon is a composer, arranger, workshop leader, and musical project organizer but is best known for his piano accompaniment to fiddle music for contra dances and…

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Cancelled – Tour de Francestown

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

All rides assemble and depart from The Old Meeting House in Francestown at 1 New Boston Road. The Bike Ride is sponsored by and benefits the preservation of the Old Meeting House of Francestown.

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June 2020

Cancelled – Matt Savage Trio

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Matt Savage is a 28 year old accomplished jazz pianist and composer who grew up in Francestown, NH. Diagnosed as a prodigious savant at an early age, Matt taught himself to read music as a child. He has played with some of the biggest names in jazz since first labeled a “jazz prodigy” at age 8 – the same year he met and played piano for Dave Brubeck. Matt has had an 18-year professional career as a jazz musician, leader and…

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Cancelled – FES Community Connections Project Presentations

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Francestown Elementary School successfully launched the Community Connections Project in January 2020. Students were split into groups of 6 to 8. They will be performing collaborative project-based learning experiences to answer real-world questions facing many of our community organizations. The groups were introduced to their community experts and to the topic they will be investigating over the next 16 weeks.  All students will get the opportunity to go off school for site visits throughout the rest of the year.…

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