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Civic Center receives $5000 pledge for Lift Campaign

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $5000 pledge from Belletetes toward the purchase and installation of a lift to the second floor of the building. The pledge brings the total amount of funds raised to approximately $63,0000. The estimated costs of the project are approximately $80,000. The lift will provide second floor access to the elderly, disabled and other populations who cannot use the stairs. The funds already raised for the project include private donations, grants and pledges, from individuals and both state and local organizations including the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Royal Bank of Canada, the Rotary Club of Jaffrey, the Gilmore Trust and the JCC Board of Trustees. To donate, go to the Jaffrey Civic Center website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com and donate through Paypal, by check or through the Jaffrey Civic Center “GoFundme” page at https://www.gofundme.com/help-give-us-a-lift)

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Phil Bean exhibit of Oil Landscapes at the Jaffrey Civic Center

Milford, New Hampshire artist, Phil Bean, will exhibit a display of oil landscapes at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning June 1 through June 29 in the Auditorium Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, June 1 from 5pm to 7pm. Primarily a self-taught artist, with additional art courses and painting workshops in both oils and watercolors, Phil is a current Signature member of the New England Watercolor Society & Alaska Watercolor Society, juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and associate member of Oil Painters of America. His oils and watercolors have been included in both national and regional exhibitions. Phil looks forward to the challenges of a new painting. His artworks are developed in the studio from reference studies and outdoors, en plein air where he draw on the inspiration from the effects of light and shadow on landscapes and classic architecture. Painting at other locations in the US and Ireland have been a great source of learning and inspiration for Phil as well. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For me, painting is a continuous process of learning how to express what visually captures my attention.” Phil Bean

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Young Artist Spotlight exhibit at the JCC

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to present Melanie Patria as our Young Artist Spotlight exhibit for June, which showcases the work of emerging artists under the age of 30. Melanie’s work will be held in the Display Case Gallery from June 1 to June 29. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, June 1st from 5pm to 7pm. A Rindge resident, Melanie is entering her junior year at Colby-Sawyer College and is working on her B.A. in graphic design. Her work includes traditional media as well as graphics. In the Spring of 2018, Patria completed an internship with PermaCityLife, located in Franklin, NH, to gain more experience working with clients and to expand her body of knowledge. To view some of Patria’s work and to catch up on more client works, visit www.instagram.com/melaniepatria.designs or www.facebook.com/melaniepatria.designs.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Jaffrey Civic Center receives “Vibrant Community Engagement Grant”

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce that it has been nominated and selected to receive a $1000 grant from Keene based company, the Corning Incorporated Foundation. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Corning Incorporated Foundation has awarded sixty-five eligible non-profit organizations to receive the $1000 grant. Recipients of the grant are nominated by Corning employees and funded based on their contributions to the community in the areas of arts, culture, education, healthcare and communications. For more information about the Corning Incorporated Foundation, or the Employee Vibrant Community Engagement grants, check out their website at: http://www.corningfoundation.org/65thanniversary/

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Founders Day at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will hold its Annual Founder’s Day Celebration on Thursday, May 17th at 7 pm. This evening commemorates Marion Mack Johnson, the Founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center. The evening includes student musical performances and artwork as part of the Annual Young Person’s Show from students in the Jaffrey-Rindge School District. Special guest of the evening will be JRSD Superintendent Reuben Duncan. Light Refreshments provided. We hope you can come celebrate with us on this very special evening. As always, the reception is open to the public and admission is always FREE.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Pastel class offered at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce a new ongoing pastel class every month taught by local artist, Maryann Mullett. May classes will begin Tuesday, May 8th, and will meet every Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm for 4 weeks. The theme for May will be “Painting Animals with Pastel”. Every month will focus on a different theme. The cost of the class is $120. Art has always been part of Maryann’s life. She worked in graphic arts and illustration for Yankee Magazine and surrounding publishing companies. In 1992 she started Harvest Thyme Herbs which allowed her creativity to extend to product design and marketing. Eight years ago she was introduced to the pastel medium at the Art Spectrum Group in Antrim. Since this time she has focused solely on pastels and fine art. Inspiration comes in close-up views of luscious fruit and vegetables, their colors and textures capturing the light making alluring compositions. She paints still life, floral, nature, birds and wildlife as her subjects.

Maryann is a Signature member of the Pastel Societies of America, New Hampshire and Maine, and an Associate member of the Pastel Societies of Connecticut and Cape Cod. She is also a member of the Newburyport Art Association. She has been published in Artist’s Magazine and Pastel Journal Magazine. To register for the class, contact the Jaffrey Civic Center.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Jaffrey Civic Center’s The Farmer & the Flea seeking vendors for Summer Season

The Jaffrey Civic Center is now accepting vendor applications for their summer market, The Farmer and the Flea, which runs every Saturday beginning, July 7th through October 6th. This is the second year we are offering the event. Vendors can sell their flea market items/crafts and or locally grown produce. We are especially seeking farm items like fresh flowers and eggs, berries, baked goods as well as honey or maple products. All are welcome. Centrally located on Main Street in the scenic town of Jaffrey, our spacious lawn offers high visibility to visitors and residents alike. We will plan to open the summer market on Saturdays from 9 am to 1pm. Discounts available for return vendors and Jaffrey residents. For an application, please go to our website www.jaffreyciviccenter.com and download our Farmer and the Flea Vendor application form or contact us at 532-6527.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Jaffrey Civic Center hosts Annual Young Person’s Show

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce that once again it will be host the Annual Young Person’s Show which showcases the artwork of Jaffrey and Rindge youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The show is open to all young people in the Jaffrey-Rindge school district and will include artwork from Jaffrey Grade School, Rindge Memorial School, Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School. The exhibit will be held in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery and runs from Friday, April 27 through May 25. The Opening Reception for this show will be held on a special evening, Founder’s Day, on Thursday, May 17th beginning at 7 pm in The Auditorium Gallery. This evening commemorates Marion Mack Johnson, the Founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center. The evening includes student musical performances from students in the Jaffrey-Rindge School District. Light Refreshments provided. We hope you can come celebrate with us on this very special evening. As always, the reception is open to the public and admission is always FREE

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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Juliet Bell exhibits Paintings and Puzzles at the Civic Center

Juliet Bell will display her paintings and puzzles at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday, April 27 – May 25 in the Display Case Gallery. Juliet began her career in theater design, building properties for a number of regional theaters in the U.S. including off Broadway, and eventually in London. In 1998, she founded BellArt, a wooden jigsaw puzzle company for which she created the artwork for traditional puzzles, and the designs for non-traditional wood stained puzzles. These one-of-a-kind puzzles were sold at fine craft stores, juried galleries, and privately.
Born and adopted in England and raised in the U.S., it was not until many years after pursuing a career in the arts that she found both birth parents and discovered they were artists. Not only had they worked in the theater, but both were painters. Her mother attended the Slade School of Fine Art, and specialized in watercolor painting. Her father was a distinguished and award-winning artist who lived and painted in Newfoundland and Scotland, and built Newfoundland’s first dome house.
Juliet’s current passion is oil painting. She is essentially self-taught, though she has taken many art classes, and gives credit for much of her development to Mark carder’s on-line videos. Juliet’s paintings have sold at several juried auctions including the Monadnock Arts Auction. Most recently, “Lily On Pond” won 3rd place at Renoartio’s May 2016 competition. Juliet lives in a little house in the woods of New Hampshire with her cats, dog, and chickens.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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“Night of 1000 Cupcakes” returns in July 2018

Save the date! The Jaffrey Civic Center will again put on its trademarked cupcake event in 2018. The event will be held on the spacious front lawn of the Civic Center on Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 pm. CJ the DJ, will be the MC for the event and we hope to have thousands of cupcakes on hand of various themes. All of the cupcakes are baked, decorated and donated to the event. We are always looking for bakers, sponsors and volunteers for this event. People interested in volunteering and/or baking should email the CIvic Center at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Sign up for our public Cupcake Group on our Facebook Page to keep informed about the event.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com.
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