Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Photo by Jeffrey Newcomer. All rights reserved

Holiday Cheer at The Jaffrey Civic Center, Saturday, Dec. 12th from 10am to 4pm

Come join us for some holiday cheer on Saturday, December 12th from 10-4pm. We will have sweet treats, hot cider and a few local vendors, Nelson’s Candies from Wilton, and others. Bring the kids and they can decorate their own holiday cookie. Great opportunity to pick up some holiday cookies and other gifts. Don’t forget, we have some beautiful art for sale as well. Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center for more information.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is having a Lego Drive

Did you know that Lego is the most popular toy ever made? The problem is that it is not recyclable. L Rather than storing it in your attic or sending it to the landfill, beginning in December, you can donate it to The Jaffrey Civic Center. We are collecting gently used Lego so that we can sort and prepare for redistribution. We will be looking for student volunteers to help with this project. Contact the Jaffrey Civic Center for more information.

Amanda Bastoni – 5-A-Day

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce a photography exhibit titled 5-A-Day by Amanda Bastoni. The exhibit will be in the first floor Display Cases and will begin Nov. 20th and run through December 24th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 4th from 5-7 pm in the first floor Auditorium Gallery.

Amanda Bastoni is a MacDowell fellow who lives in Peterborough, NH with her son and husband. They all live three miles from ConVal Regional High School where Amanda is the photo/video teacher. Amanda has a BA in counseling psychology from Keene State and a MFA in creative writing from Antioch University. Her images and writings have appeared in various newspapers and literary magazines including The Knot, Guideposts Magazine, The Oklahoma Review, Chicken Soup for the Soul Horse Lovers edition, and The Boston Globe.

For this exhibit, Amanda created a self imposed challenge. She took five black and white photos a day for eight months using only the camera on her phone. What came out of that challenge was a renewed respect for seeing. “I remembered how to pay attention to light, and I remembered that the world isn't black and white, but filled with shades of the most beautiful grays. Instead of my daily dose of fruits and vegetables I consumed my daily dose of art. The project changed me. So that now, when students tell me they can’t find anything interesting to take photos of I showed them my 5-a-day project. I show them blurry photos of light on trees, shadows made my car headlights, the light made by venetian blinds on bathroom tiles, the silhouette of a cat, the inside of a lamp shade. I showed them what I learned - that good photography is not about what kind of camera you use or how beautiful your model is - good photography is about loving what you see."

Annual Autumn Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center proudly announces the final exhibit for the year beginning with the grand opening on Friday, November 20 from 5-7 pm. The photography portion is in the first floor Auditorium Gallery and the works of many mediums are in the second floor Cunningham Gallery. This is our largest grouping of artwork for the 2015 year and comprises of two and three dimensional representations from artists primarily of the area. The show will run until December 18th, 2015.

For more information, please contact The Jaffrey Civic Center.

Since some of the artists works are for sale, there is an unusual opportunity to Christmas shop for a special gift. You won’t find this variety of talent in any store!

2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day High School Student Art Contest announced

The Jaffrey Civic Center is proud to announce our new sponsorship of The Jaffrey Martin Luther King Day Committee and provide details of the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day High School Student Art Contest. Students of Conant High School and Jaffrey and Rindge residents of high school age schooled at home or in other schools are eligible to participate. Interested students should create a work of art in designated media of drawing, painting, multi-media, print or sculpture. The work should relate to the theme of the 2016 MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration, Journey of Peace, “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Works may alternatively treat the life or work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, especially as related to the theme.

All participants will be recognized and their work exhibited at the Jaffrey Civic Center Jan.12-Jan. 23rd. Cash prizes will be awarded for first ($100) and second ($50) place. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Jaffrey 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration on Jan. 18 (details forthcoming). To register, students should email their name and email, parent name and email, best telephone number, medium and approximate size of artwork by November 30 to mlkjaffrey@gmail.com. Registration is free. Completed works need to be delivered to the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St., during Center open hours on Friday, Jan. 8 (1-5 p.m.) or Saturday, Jan. 9 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), 2016. Students are encouraged to write up a brief statement to accompany their work.

The Jaffrey Martin Luther King Committee was formed in 2014 to organize an annual event and student contest honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in connection with the national holiday each January. The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to adopt the Martin Luther King celebration and student contest as part of its mission “to provide and sustain a public venue where citizens of the Monadnock Region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities.” The MLK Committee welcomes new members! For more information or to join, please write to mlkjaffrey@gmail.com.

For more information about the High School Student Art Contest please email the Jaffrey Civic Center MLK Committee at mlkjaffrey@gmail.com

Open Call of Entry

The Civic Center is pleased to announce that the Annual Autumn Art Exhibit will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center from Nov. 20th-Dec.19th, 2015. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 20th from 5-7pm.

This is the time when we encourage the public to display their art work. There are two components of the show, one is a photo exhibit and the other is mixed media.

For more information or an entry form, click here.

Tuesdays with Bridge

Attention men and women… Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30, the Jaffrey Bridge group will welcome beginner and seasoned players to join. The group meets in the first floor Auditorium Gallery each week. There is no limit for enrollment and no cost.

No competition, just FUN!

Call the Center to sign up now.

The Jaffrey Civic Center Partners with TD Bank Affinity Program

The Jaffrey Civic Center recently received a cash contribution from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, through the bank’s Affinity Membership Program.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to work with TD Bank in this program for a second year. The Center is a beautiful building, which has become integral for many school and community organizations to meet. The Affinity Program is helping fund structural upkeep and replacement projects, such as a much needed entire second floor ceiling replacement, interiors of all windows painted, and an installation of a new furnace.

TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program helps non-profit organizations raise money by receiving an annual cash contribution from TD Bank based upon the participation of qualified member accounts.

For more information about TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program or to find a store near you, call 888-751-9000.

The Civic Center provides and maintains a public venue where citizens of the Monadnock Region can pursue artistic, educational, and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community.

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