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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvRObxjqvVsgZ8iOP1UOEw/live

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 https://jaffreyciviccenter.com/events-2/.

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Jaffrey Civic Center’s Speaker Series, “Stories to Share” opens its third season on Friday October 6 at 5:00 pm. Kurt Steelman, who founded Steelman Productions in Keene 20 years ago. He will discuss how a small start-up became one of the largest production companies in the Northeast. 

Kurt began as a stagehand at his father’s theater, Cinema 93, in Concord. He did everything, from laying cables to placing microphones running sound systems, humping gear, hanging rigging, tweaking lights, and everything in between, Today, Steelman Productions provides management and labor for live events of every scale and scope—management, administrative and labor services employing loaders, runners, stagehands, electricians, carpenters, equipment operators, steel workers, riggers, stage managers, production managers, caterers, artist relations, and payroll accountants. He has a lot of interesting “insider” stories to share. 

Series organizer Joseph Steinfield will serve as moderator for Kurt’s 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: https://bit.ly/3E35bsA 

To participate virtually, the evening of the event, please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvRObxjqvVsgZ8iOP1UOEw/live 

The Jaffrey Civic Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural facility founded in 1966. The Center’s mission is to provide and sustain a public venue where citizens and residents of the Monadnock region, as well as visitors to the area, can pursue artistic, educational, and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community. The Center does not charge an admission fee, and all art shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The Center also hosts fee-based educational and other programs, as well as serving as the home of the Jaffrey Historical Society. For more information about the Jaffrey Civic Center, please visit the Center’s website. 


Front Lawn Fun continues at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St. Jaffrey New Hampshire, Friday August 4, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Front Lawn Fun is a weekly series of arts and cultural programming which takes place in ideal weather conditions on the front lawn of the Jaffrey Civic Center, in less ideal weather the event is moved indoors. This series was developed to connect the community and engage people of all ages in the cultural arts. Friday’s program will be the 4th installment of this year’s series.

This week, the center welcomes back Hannah Banana! Hannah Banana is a full spectrum live artist with a wide variety of creative offerings and a focus on positive energy and raising your vibration. She offers a cohesive platform of graphic & visual arts, flow & fire spinning and most recently has studied to be sound healer.

This event is free fun for all ages and will take place rain or shine. Front Lawn Fun is made possible through the generous support from the Putnam foundation and Eversource New Hampshire.

This event is free fun for all ages and will take place rain or shine. Front Lawn Fun is made possible through the generous support from the Putnam foundation and Eversource New Hampshire.

Bridge Group

The Jaffrey Civic Center hosts a weekly Bridge Group. Interested persons should email the Jaffrey Civic Center as spaces and availability can vary from week to week.

August Events

  • August 3,  6pm Project Shakespeare performs Hamlet 6PM

  • August 4 2-3:30 pm   Front Lawn Fun with Hannah Banana

  • August 11,Front Lawn Fun with Chris Saleme 

  • August 12. 10-3:30 Botanical Watercolors with Olha Necheprenko

  • August 15, 22, 29 Landscapes and Farm Animals with Maryann Mullett

  • August 17, 5-7pm Art Receptions