Jaffrey Civic Center

40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452
603-532-6527 - info@JaffreyCivicCenter.com


The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce the Call of Entry for the 2017 Annual Spring Art Show. The show will run from Friday, March 17, 2017 through Friday April 14th, 2017. This show will be held in the second floor Cunningham Gallery and first floor Auditorium Gallery and will start with an opening reception on Friday, March 17h, 2017 from 5-7 pm. This is a great opportunity for both established artists and new local artists to showcase their work.

Each artist may submit two pieces in any medium, and 2 shrink-wrapped, matted pieces of art for the floor portfolio. The entry fee is $25 per person. The sales commission is 30%. Artists may bring artwork to the Center beginning Monday, March 6th through Sat. March 11th. After the exhibit, work should be picked up beginning Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd. Call of Entry forms are also available at the Center. For more information, contact us at 603-532-6527, via email at info@JaffreyCivicCenter.com and on our website, www.JaffreyCivicCenter.com.

-Download Call of Entry Form PDF-

Pilates Classes offered at
The Jaffrey Civic Center

Beginning on Monday, February 27th at 6 pm, Lynn Heckathorn will offer a free introductory Pilates Class to interested participants. The class will be held in the Auditorium Gallery and will run from 6 pm to 7 pm. Keeping with the teachings of Joseph Pilates, the creator and visionary of the Pilates Method of exercise, the class will be exploring the fundamentals of Mr. Pilates and those of Stott Pilates. Joseph Pilates searched for body perfection. We will strive for re-awaking dormant muscle cells along with dormant brain cells. The body & mind work together making you acquire a natural rhythm and co-ordination allowing the body to become stronger and longer.

Following the introductory class, Pilates will be offered every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6 pm for $10 per class. Long term rates are negotiable. Walk ins are welcome. Lynn is a certified Stott Pilates instructor at The Bond Wellness Center at Monadnock Community Hospital and has many years of experience training and teaching fitness courses. Just bring your exercise mat!

Jaffrey Civic Center Farmer's Market
seeking vendors for 2017 Summer Season

The Jaffrey Civic Center is now accepting applications for our summer Farmer's Market. We are centrally located on Main Street in the scenic town of Jaffrey and our spacious lawn can offer high visibility to visitors and residents alike. We will plan to open our summer Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm beginning Saturday, June 17th through October 14th. The Jaffrey Public Library will partner with the Jaffrey Civic Center throughout the summer season providing crafts and outdoor storytime. For an application or more information, please go to our website www.jaffreyciviccenter.com and download our application form or contact us at 532-6527.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.
-Download Application PDF-

Encaustic Exhibit Opening Reception and Exhibit
Friday, February 17th, 5pm - 7pm

This beautiful Encaustic exhibit runs from February 13th through March 14th in the Cunningham Gallery. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, February 17th from 5-7 pm. This is a group exhibit which includes the following local artists: Joan Barrows, Barbara Danser, Marsha Hewitt, Kenneth Kraft, Danielle Le Bris, Jessie Pollock, and Linda Widstrand. We hope you can join us!

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Jaffrey Winters: An Exhibit

The Jaffrey Historical Society and the Jaffrey Civic Center will jointly launch an exhibit in the Display Cases at the Center combining two winter subjects: Sled Dog Racing in Jaffrey, New Hampshire...and further afield. Some of you will recognize those who were so much involved locally in this sport back in the 1940s, one that is still being pursued today! Names such as Tat Duval, William Belletete, Oren Belletete and William Shearer. Winter Scenes in Jaffrey. We've scoured the Society's collections and archives and have come up with an array of images & items highlighting Winter in Jaffrey-postcards, photographs, paintings, ice saws, toboggans, ice skates and a lot more! The exhibit will run throughout the month of February 2017 and may be enjoyed during the regular open hours of the Civic Center. All are invited to come to the launch of the exhibit at the Civic Center, Friday, February 3, from 5-6pm.

Wine and cheese and other comestibles will be served. Please come!

All of our exhibits/receptions are free and open to the public.

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Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibit
at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will be hosting a group exhibit featuring the works of three local Monadnock area artists: Elizabeth Dinowitz, Alicia Drakiotes, and Anne Ward. The title of this beautiful oil exhibit is "The Three Palettes". These contemporary oil paintings combine techniques of realism and impressionism to represent many local and regional themes, including landscapes - urban and rural, people, places, flora and fauna. The show runs from Friday, February 3rd through March 8th and will be held in the Auditorium Gallery. For more information about the show, please contact the Jaffrey Civic Center.

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The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Annual Autumn Art Show. For the Photography portion of the show, the winners of the Kana Riley Poets and Artistic Fund include first place winner, Charles Mathis (for his photograph, Portland Head Lighthouse), second place recipient Gerrit Bradley for his photograph, Annapurna Prayers and a tie for the Honorable Mention category to artists Owen Richards for his photograph, "Snowy" and Michelle Plourde-Eddy for her photograph, "The Road Less Traveled". For the mixed media portion of the show, Conant High School student Dominique Marshal came in first place with her work "Hands" and David Nelson came in second place with his piece, "Past Imperfect: Roadster". Honorable mention for the mixed media portion of the show was Donna Eaton's work, "After the Storm".

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Jaffrey Civic Center receives grant from
The KMS Foundation in support of new Afterschool Program

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $750.00 grant from The Keith M. Sullivan Foundation of Greenfield, NH in support of its new After School program. In keeping with their foundation mission, the KMS Foundation awards grants to organizations or programs "which provide social, health and safety services to children." The Jaffrey Civic Center is planning to offer a small K-8 After School program in 2017 through the end of the school year in June 2017. The program will take up to 30 children on a first come first serve basis. The program is a student-centered enrichment program which is based on respect, outside activities, critical thinking skills and access to art, math, writing and more. Fees for the program will be based on a sliding scale between $60-$80 per month. The grant will allow the Civic Center to offer a select number of scholarships to Jaffrey children which will completely cover the costs of the program. For more information about the Jaffrey Civic Center Afterschool program and how to apply for a scholarship, please contact Regina Vorce at 532-6527.