Events Calendar for and 2024

Stories to Share: Kate McNally

Friday, March 1st at 5:00 pm

Show Openings

Annual Spring Show & Greg Hunsaker

Reception: March 9th at 6:00 pm

Stories to Share: Susie Spikol

Friday, April 5th at 5:00 pm

Stories to Share: Don Caruso, M.D.

Friday, May 3rd at 5:00 pm

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On Friday, March 1, 2024, at 5:00 PM, the Jaffrey Civic Center will present the sixth speaker in this season’s “Stories to Share” series. Kate McNally, host of ‘The Folk Show’ on New Hampshire Public Radio, will speak on the subject of “Folk Music, Community, and Good Fortune.” Now into her second quarter-century as “New Hampshire’s Keeper of the Folk Songs” (New Hampshire Magazine), she will grace the Civic Center with her warm manner and her encyclopedic knowledge of a musical genre that has long captivated the Monadnock Region and beyond.

Kate McNally’s radio career began as a volunteer DJ at Keene State College’s student-run station, WKNH. She went on to host a Sunday afternoon folk music program, “Fiddlesticks,” on
this station for six years.

After graduating in 1986, Kate joined WKNE 1290 in Keene, where she worked as a production coordinator, copywriter, full-time program director and the morning drive personality. In 1995, she became the host of “The Folk Show,” which airs Sunday evenings from 7 to 10 on New Hampshire Public Radio.

Kate grew up on Hank Williams, Eddy Arnold and the Kingston Trio, and she has visited on air with a who’s who of folk music, including Arlo Guthrie, Tom Rush, Richie Havens, Bela Fleck, and many more. In addition to her radio program, Kate has long had a separate career in public service. As she puts it, “I feel a kind of responsibility and indebtedness to promoting a healthy
community.” She calls herself “the luckiest radio host in the world.”

Joe Steinfield, “Stories to Share” founder, will serve as moderator for the talk. The program is free of charge, but to help support this event and others like it, donations are appreciated. The program will be available as an in-person event at the Jaffrey Civic Center as well as via YouTube live.

To register for in-person attendance please go to: Click here!

To participate virtually, the evening of the event, please use this link: Click here!


 Jaffrey Civic Center Announces Third Season of “Stories to Share”

The Jaffrey Civic Center’s acclaimed speaker series “Stories to Share” will begin its third season on Friday, October 6, 2023, with monthly programs following on the first Friday of each month through May 2024.

This season’s speakers, eight accomplished women and men from the Monadnock Region, will discuss their diverse professional lives—challenges faced, obstacles overcome, and lessons learned. They are:

To Participate in any of these via YouTube live, use this link:

To foster an enriching audience experience and community engagement, each “Stories to Share” session will include a post talk Q&A session and reception. Series founder and organizer Joe Steinfield will serve as moderator.

These programs will begin at 5:00 PM and will be available both in-person and remotely. Attendance is free of charge, but seating capacity at the Jaffrey Civic Center is limited, so registration in advance is strongly advised. Further information is available at