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June 2019

Cultural Getaways: “Spotlight on Havana” and “Taste of Vietnam”

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

Join us for an evening exploring two cultural getaways - "Spotlight on Havana" and "Taste of Vietnam" - presented by Banner Tours and Travel. Refreshments at 5pm, Presentation at 5:30pm. RSVP to Banner Tours and Travel - bannertoursandtravel@gmail.com - 603-785-2088.

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August 2019

Players Playwright-Director Charles Morey Downtown at Mariposa for First Friday

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

In the third edition of Peterborough Players Downtown for First Friday, playwright-director Charles Morey will give a peek behind the curtain at the process of writing, and then directing, his upcoming play Dumas’ Camille (August 14-25th at the Players). Admission is free, doors open at 5:30pm, and the program will begin at 6:00pm. Learn more about Morey's extensive experience and body of works excerpted from the Players' press release below: Mr. Morey is the author of eleven produced plays. Figaro was commissioned…

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September 2019

Peterborough Players Downtown for First Friday: The Theatrical Design Process

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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The Mariposa is pleased to host the Peterborough Players' popular First Friday downtown series. This Friday's Players Downtown event will feature a discussion with Costume Designer Bethany Mullins and Managing Director Keith Stevens on the theatrical design process from inception through production. Mullins and Stevens will offer a rare "look behind the curtain" at what show-going audiences don't see – the process, inspiration, collaboration, and finally creation that give form to the design elements of a given show. Admission is…

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Chernobyl! – with Adam Higginbotham at Lakefalls Lodge

Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakefalls Lodge, 750 Aten Road
Stoddard,NH03457United States
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$50 – $55

Join us at historic Lakefalls Lodge in Stoddard for an evening of delicious food, cocktails, and captivating conversation. Saturday, September 21 | 5pm to 8:30pm Adam Higginbotham offers a definitive account of the Chernobyl disaster, examining how secrecy and propaganda have shrouded the true story. What can this history teach us as we seek informed, effective responses to the climate and energy challenges of today? Early Bird Tickets are $50 - ** Extended to Monday, Sept 16 at Midnight **…

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“Learning from Children” – Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson

Friday, September 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

The Mariposa invites you to the first in a series of "salons" with renowned writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on the evening of Friday, September 27 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the first in a monthly series, will be "Learning from Children". We will consider the question: What do children have to teach us, and how do they do it? Future salons will be held on October 25, November 22 and December 20, with…

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October 2019

Reception for Uncaged Art Exhibit

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This reception for the Uncaged Art exhibit (on display at Mariposa through a partnership with the Peterborough Lights for Liberty Coalition) will offer a rare chance to hear from a speaker who has been at the border, see powerful art produced by detained migrant youth, and support the cause of migrant children and families. This reception is free and open to the public, as is the exhibit. The reception will include a keynote address by Glen Ring, a former social…

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Eye on Iran – Reflections of Two Peace Corps Volunteers Who Lived There

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Peterborough residents Tom Westheimer and Ron McIntire, who both served in Iran as U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, revisit that often misunderstood land via the lens of Dutch documentarian Thomas Erdbrink. Married to Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian, Erdbrink has worked in Iran as a correspondent for the New York Times and appeared in the two-episode series Our Man in Tehran which was first aired on PBS's Frontline in 2018. Because this documentary is too long to view in its entirety in…

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November 2019

ARTIST TALK: Cheryl Lawrence on Democracy in Action and the Art of Katazome

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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Free – $8

  On Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30pm, textile artist Cheryl Lawrence from Whidbey Island, Washington will offer an artist talk to mark the opening of her exhibit, Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress, at the Mariposa. Lawrence specializes in both natural dyeing and katazome, a Japanese style of stencil dyeing. She will speak about her latest project - on display at the Mariposa from November 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020 - which combines her political,…

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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: “Learning from Nature”

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Mariposa invites you to the next "salon" with renowned writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on the evening of Friday, November 22 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the third in a monthly series, will be "Learning from Nature". We will explore questions like: How can nature can teach us what we don’t know about ourselves?  Does observing natural history make us better observers in general? Or does it increase our sensitivity to our own…

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December 2019

Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: Learning from Death

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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