The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston with the theme “Superheroes of the Garden”. You’ve probably heard of Comic-Con, the huge celebration of comic books, video games and popular culture. This year’s Flower Show will be a veritable Horti-Con, honoring the crusaders, innovative tools and legendary plants helping to make us all champions in the battle for garden supremacy! KPRD will be going on Thursday, March 23rd leaving the recreation center at 8AM! Tickets are on sale for $40 per ticket. This includes your transportation and admission into the show.
The City Attorney provides legal services to the City Council, its various standing and ad-hoc committees, to the boards and commissions of the City and to the City Manager and his department heads. The City Attorney represents the City in all matters in which it has an interest coming before any court, tribunal, quasi-judicial or legislative body, commences and prosecutes all actions and suits to be commenced by the City or any of its officers in his/her official capacity. He appears, defends and advocates the rights or interests of the City in any suit or prosecution wherein any estate, right, privilege, ordinance or act of the City or any breach of any statute or ordinance may be brought into question. In addition, the City Attorney reviews and comments upon all deeds, leases, contracts and other legal interests tendered to him prior to their execution or acceptance and renders all legal opinions as may be requested of him.
The City Attorney is a charter officer of the City of Keene and reports to the City Council.
Thomas P. Mullins, City Attorney
Barbara DiNapoli, Paralegal
Events Coming Up
KPRD is offering two trips to see the Red Sox play on Thursday, May 25th against the Texas Rangers. The bus will leave KPRD at 3PM for the 7:10 PM game and the second game is on Sunday, June 25th against the LA Angels. The bus will leave KPRD at 10 AM for the 1:35 PM game.
Tickets for the May 25th game will be $80 per ticket and the June 25th will be $91 per ticket and both games include coach bus transportation. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 4th at 8:30 AM. You can purchase your tickets online at www.keeneparks.com or in person at 312 Washington Street. All tickets bought online must be paid in full at the time of purchase. Purchases are limited to 6 seats per game, per person. All major credit cards are accepted, 25% minimum deposit required at time of purchase if paying in person.
Ticket update: June 25th game is sold out! We still have tickets left for the May 25th game!
IT’S SUMMERTIME 2017!! WHAT CAN THE CHILDREN DO?? Keene Parks and Recreation has programs for children aged 6 to 11. Check out these outdoor playground programs.
Registrations will be accepted starting February 6th. No registrations will be accepted early.
Where: Wheelock Park - Limited to 90 children Ages 6 to 11, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, M-F
Robin Hood Park - Limited to 80 children Ages 6 to 11, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, M-F
Adventure Camp- Limited to 10 children ages 12-13, 8:00am to 4:00 pm, M-F
Dates: Season- 8 weeks- June 19th- August 11th
Session 1- 4 weeks- June 19th- July 14th
Session 2- 4 weeks- July 17th- August 11th
- The child must be 6 years of age to sign-up for this program
- Once registration limits for all programs are filled, the programs will be closed
- Both playgrounds offer: weekly nature programs, increased physical activity, enthusiastic, experienced staff
Cost: Payment must be paid in full by May 15th so you do not lose your spot at summer camp! To save your spot at summer camp at the time of sign up, a deposit of ½ of the payment is required! Each Session for a resident will cost $300.00, non-resident $400.00. Sign up for the full summer and save! The early bird payment for residents is $500.00 and non-resident is $700.00. Fees must be paid by April 1st to receive the discounted rate. Full cost of the eight week program for a resident is $600.00 and nonresident $800.00
- KPRD has limited scholarship funds available; if you require assistance, contact our office for more information
Meghan Spaulding, Recreation Programmer, (603) 357-9829
The Special Olympics Keene team is currently seeking volunteers interested in assistant coaching or other responsibilities within the program. On Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm the team will host an open house for families and volunteers at the Recreation Center to learn more about one of the longest running programs in the state. The Keene program participates in the Special Olympics NH events, including basketball, track & field, softball and bowling, and is looking to grow. SONH promotes year round competition for opportunities in twenty-one sports and volunteers are needed to help bring new families and sports into the team.
The mission of SONH is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Currently, the basketball teams are practicing on Sunday’s at the Recreation Center from 12:30-3:30 to prepare for the state tournaments in March and April.
To learn more about Special Olympics, visit www.sonh.org or call Mike Salce at 603-355-3224 or Andy Bohannon at 603-357-9829.