May’s monthly social event brings Keene Young Professionals Network back to McCue’s for the first time in 5 years. We’re thrilled to be back there again, and we will be enjoying a few tables of complimentary billiards, happy hour drink specials, and McCue’s amazing wings (their honey-hot wings are some of the best anywhere!). We have had some great social event turnouts over the last 6 months, and you certainly won’t want to miss this one. We will be announcing our summer event schedule – including details on the May 17th pub tour and some great new event ideas we’re wicked excited about! So bring a coworker or two, don’t forget a business card for our raffle, and join us at McCue’s on May 1!
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Join Keene Young Professionals for a fun-filled night of East Coast Swing lessons! KYPN will be meeting at Keene Fusion Studios for their Beginner level swing class starting Friday April 12th from 6-7 PM. Class will be held at Keene Fusion Studios, 9 Elm Street Keene, NH (behind the Fire Department). If you will be attending one class it will be $12 at the door. If you enjoy learning some new moves you can purchase a 10 class card for $100. East Coast Swing classes will continue every Friday from 6-7 PM starting 4/12-5/17. Keene Fusion Studios offers a variety of ballroom dance classes so be sure to check out their website: www.keenefusionstudios.com.
Friday April 5th, 2013 5-7pm at Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza, 176 Main. St. Keene NH.
If you’ve been thinking of coming to Keene to check out our town, we just so happen to have the perfect opportunity!
Monadnock International Film Festival is hosting its first annual film festival in April, 2013, and of course KYPN wanted in on the action! The festival is a great event for the whole community and we are proud to be a sponsor. KYPN will be hosting a special pre-party on the Friday of the festival, April 5th at 5pm at Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza for all Young Professionals from around the state. The film that evening, It Felt Like Love was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and will be showing at 7pm at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College – just a short walk from Ramunto’s.
There are many other films all weekend, as well as panel discussions and after-parties. Prices for individual films or all-access VIP passes are reasonable, and local hotels are offering discounts during that weekend – come stay in town! Please see http://moniff.org/ for more information on the festival.
Join Keene YPN at Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe on April 3rd at 5:30. We will be hosting our monthly social event, while enjoying some free antipasti and $5 wine in Luca’s private dining room. Luca’s offers fantastic Mediterranean cuisine so why not join Keene YPN on the first Wednesday of April for a bit of socializing and some of the best food in town.
Join KYPN members on Tuesday February at 5:00pm for dinner/drinks at Fireworks and then let’s walk over to the Joe Pug concert at the United Church of Christ together!
Joe Pug is a huge talent, it’s so exciting that he’s coming to Keene.
The concert is a special benefit for the Monadnock International Film Festival coming April 4-6th 2013. (Look out for a special KYPN event during that big weekend too!)
We’re planning to eat at Fireworks (we reserved the big table, and can reserve more if there’s enough of us!) See you at Fireworks and then the show afterwards!
Open to all – invite your friends!
Keene Young Professionals Network will be hosting our third annual whisky tasting, featuring the inimitable Whisky Bears providing history, knowledge, and a delicious taste of 5 of the finest single-malt whiskies. Apart from the Scotch selection, we plan on tasting two fine Irish whiskies as well in honor of the St Patrick’s Day holiday. Even if you aren’t a whisky drinker, this is a great opportunity to learn a little more about the vast range of flavors, colors, and aromas found in fine whisky. We promise you’ll never look at whisky the same again.
Please RSVP to the facebook event. The cost for this event is $20 per person if you pay at the door, but if you sign up with Mike Giacomo at either February’s or March’s monthly social event, KYPN will subsidize half so it will only be $10 a person.
Come prepare for St Patrick’s day at Keene’s only authentic Irish pub! Waxy O’Connors (connected to the Best Western) will be hosting Keene YPN for our March monthly social event, and they always put out a great spread for us. Drink specials and complimentary appetizers will be provided, and their full menu is available for dinner or snacks during the event as well. If you haven’t been to a Keene YPN monthly event in a while, this is definitely one not to miss!
Join us on Tuesday January 29th, as we enter our 2nd year of volunteering at the Keene Community Kitchen. We serve over 100 people a hot and healthy meal. We start at 4:30 and go to 7:30. If this is your first time volunteering at the KCC you’ll need to fill out some paperwork prior- contact Jessica O’Connor for more information and future dates. Jessica@mds-nh.org
Please join the Keene Young Professionals Network, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, the Friends of the Thorne, and the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College for a Night of the Arts on January 30, 2013.
The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery will host a reception from 5:30-7pm, preceding the evening’s 7:30pm film screening of The Complete Metropolis with live music accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra at the Redfern Arts Center.
Sip wine and beer while enjoying a juried selection of works in various media by artists who live within 30 miles of Keene. Come early to sample the best snacks and to get a free drink ticket provided by the Young Professionals Network (there is a limited quantity, so first come, first served) for the cash bar. Snacks will be provided generously by our co-sponsors.
After the reception follow the Young Professionals crew to the evening’s unforgettable screening and performance. This internationally-known trio bring their distinctive mix of clarinet, accordion, electronics, and junk metal percussion to The Complete Metropolis, a new restoration of Fritz Lang’s 1927 futuristic epic.
If you plan to attend this portion of the event, please RSVP to Becca Berkey at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 5 people to RSVP will receive a FREE ticket to the event. Tickets will be $15 (a special group rate with block seating for those who RSVP) thereafter, and you will be able to pick them up and pay for them that evening at the reception or the Redfern’s Box Office. Evening-of tickets will also be available at the Box Office.
Links to both the exhibit information and a brief blurb about Metropolis are here:
Come join KYPN at Keene’s local ski mountain for an afternoon of snow tubing! We will be meeting at Granite Gorge (341 RT 9 KEENE/ROXBURY, NH 03431) FROM 11 am-1 pm Sunday, February 10th to enjoy this wonderful winter activity. $18 per person for 2 hours of snow tubing. Granite Gorge has a great groomed trail with a magic carpet to get you to the top of the hill quickly so you can enjoy more tubing runs. They have also recently purchased double tubes so you can slide down with a friend. Come and join the fun and remember to dress warm!
Join Keene YPN as we hit the ice for a little ice skating at Cheshire Ice Arena. The arena is open for public skating on Sundays. We will be there from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on January 13. The cost is $4 a person and skate rentals are available for an additional $4.
The arena is located at the Cheshire fair grounds a five minute drive south of Keene.
Celebrate the start of the New Year with the Keene Young Professional Network at Lab’n Lager. The first KYPN social event of the year will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 5:30-7:00 PM. Lab’n Lager is providing us with delicious pizza and Happy Hour specials. Stay around for pool, darts, and socializing! Lab’n Lager is located at 122 Main Street in Keene, NH.
Join Keene YPN on our most popular event of the year. This years event will be held on Friday the 7th and will feature six of Keene’s best pubs. We start at Cobblestones at 7:00 heading across the street to Lab then to Margaritas, Kilkenny’s, Tokyo Express for scorpion bowls and final to Tony Clamato’s to end the night. We will be moving from place to place about every hour so feel free to participate in as much or as little of this event as you like.
We have organized great specials at many of the locations including reduced prices on beer, wine, mix drinks and apps. Join us for the first time ever at Tokyo Express for scorpion bowls!
This is a FREE event. Simply sign up on the facebook event page so we know how many people to expect.
We hope to see you there, it is bound to be a great time.
Come join the Keene YPN for our December Social Event at one of our newest local restaurants, Tokyo Express. Located right off Main St. next to Kill Kenny’s, Tokyo Express offers great Asian cuisine, including Sushi, and a range of drink favorites, including Scorpion Bowls! The fun starts at 5:30 through 7:00pm on Wednesday, December 5th, there will be raffles and information on future events.
The leaves are falling and the days are getting cooler. What better way to warm up than sharing a cocktail with friends at one of Keene’s most inviting Italian Restaurants? Tony Clamato’s offers fine Italian cuisine paired with a great wine list and a fully stocked bar. Be sure to ask about their signature cocktails (such as the Jamaican 21 speed) which Tony C’s is known for! Light appetizers will be served, but save room for dinner with fellow YPNers! Don’t forget to tell your co-workers and friends and come on down to 15 Court St. in Keene for this annual event.
Help break a world record, support the Keene Pumpkin Festival by carving a pumpkin! KYPN will be carving pumpkins at the Chamber of Commerce (48 Central Square) on Friday October 19th at 6:00. Pumpkins and carving implements will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite tools. After carving we’ll register our pumpkins and put them on display. The world record is 30,919 pumpkins so Keene needs everyone to pitch in to beat the record! Please RSVP by October 15th so we can purchase the correct number of pumpkins.
Autumn is just around the corner, and with it Keene YPN’s annual October social event at Fritz’ The Place to Eat – at 45 Main Street in Keene. Try their delicious panini sandwiches, Belgian fries (and amazing sauces), salads, and their selection of great beer both on tap and in bottles! The event is on October 3ed at 5:30, is free to attend and all young professionals in the Keene area are welcome. Bring a coworker or two with you and socialize, network, and meet new people. Check out their menu before you come at www.fritztheplacetoeat.com and see what they have to offer. They also offer a wide selection of gluten-free and locally-raised options.
Calling all wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts! Come join the Keene YPN for a relaxing afternoon of sampling a little local flavor. The Walpole Mountain View Winery is just a short drive from Keene and offers beautiful views of the Connecticut River Valley, a large selection of wines made from the grapes grown right on the property, locally made cheeses, and a glimpse into how wine is made. For around $5 you’ll be able to select 6 wine samples to drink from a wine glass that’s yours to keep. However, you may want to bring some extra cash to buy a couple of bottles of your favorites!
Parking is limited and the winery not easy to find, so plan on meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8th at 1:00PM in the Elm City Brewery parking lot, adjacent to Island St at the far-end of the lot. Look for a black Audi. Please be sure to RSVP on Facebook! Contact Andy at 831-4535 with questions.
Walpole Mountain View Winery website:
Keene YPN’s September social event will return to Main Street with Keene’s newest bar – The Pour House! Right on Central Square, this new bar features fantastic microbrews from around the country, as well as delicious Mexican cuisine from Pedrazzas next door. So come socialize with friends, make new ones, and enjoy drink specials and appetizers. The fun starts at 5:30 (September 5th) and when you come in we will be situated towards the back of the bar. Hope to see you out!
There are many volunteer positions available:
• Kayakers – help during the swimming portion of the event
• Body Marking – write a racer’s number on their skin
• Race Guards – help mark different parts of the course and make sure racers stay on track
• Chip Collectors – remove timers off racers’ ankles
• Clean Up – help take down bike racks and other tasks
Help out for part of the race – or all day. Lunch is provided. Volunteering is a great way to see what a triathlon race is really like. (Perhaps you’ll choose to participate next year!)
For more details, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Robyn Hannett at 603-585-2205 or email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE!
The Keene YPN’s Education Committee is holding an event with State Senator Molly Kelly from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, September 6th. We look forward to giving our young professional network the opportunity to hear about pressing legislative issues in addition to providing a forum for discussion of our most pressing concerns.
An outline for the evening is as follows:
6:00- Speaking and Discussion
6:30- Mingling and Social Time
7:00- Conclude & Continue Social Time as Desired
For questions, please contact Education Committee Co-Chairs:
Mike Goudzwaard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Becca Berkey (email@example.com)
For questions contact:
Becca Berkey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Goudzwaard (email@example.com)
This was a favorite last year, so we’ve decided to do it for the third time. Meet up at the Brewpub lot at 10:00 on August 11th, carpool up, and head to the beach. There will be some snacks, and some shelter to hide under, but bring your towels, your coolers, your buckets and your frisbees! It’s a full day of fun in the sun and walks on the board walk with your fellow Keene YPNers!! Keene YPN will cover the cost of parking for the drivers. If you are willing to drive, leave a note on the event page. If you plan to attend, please RSVP (and if you change your mind, please keep your rsvp current so we’re sure not to leave without you!)
Join YPN as we serve dinner at the Community Kitchen on Mechanic Street. It’s a great time and a great way to give back to the community. We start at 4:30 on July 31st and should be done around 7:30. See you there.
Come join the Keene YPN on August 1st at 5:30 during our August social event at Koto, Keene’s hottest hibachi restaurant. Koto offer’s daily drink specials, and they will be providing us with an array of samplers throughout. Koto has generously offered their private room for our event, complete with two tables for everyone to stay afterwards for a delicious dinner.
Keene YPN’s July monthly social event brings us back to one of our favorite venues – the beautiful patio at Ramuntos! Andy and his staff treat us like royalty every time we come by, and this promises to be no different. Come enjoy drink specials from their numerous draught beers and sample many of their delicious pizzas and garlic knots. Due to the July 4th holiday landing on a Wednesday, the event will be on July 11 starting at 5:30pm.
For the first time, Keene YPN’s social committee is organizing an evening at
the drive-in! Join us on July 14th as we caravan our way down, drop the tailgates, and enjoy the evening down at the Northfield Drive-In. There is no grilling or cooking allowed at the drive-in, but feel free to bring your dinner! There is a concession stand available as well. Bring Frisbees, footballs, or whatever as we’ll be relaxing and enjoying the evening until the 9:00 showtime. Movies showing have not been released yet, but we will keep you up to date on the facebook event page when they are revealed! Meeting at 6:30 at Elm City Bagels parking lot to pile into trucks and head down.
Join us for our annual End of Summer BBQ at the Surry Mountain Lake Recreation Area! Bring your bathing suits and towels and take a dip in the lake, and be sure to take advantage of the wide open greens and bring your frisbees and footballs. Plan on meeting up around 1:00 PM on August 25th. Take 12A towards Surry from Keene, and the entrance the the Surry Mountain Lake Recreation Area is on your right. Burgers and dogs will be supplied, bring a side or bag of chips to share. BYOB. Be sure to RSVP on Facebook!
Contact Andy at 831-4535 with any questions.
Rain date: August 26th
Come join YPN on June 6th and help us celebrate our 5- year anniversary at Margaritas on Main Street. It’s been a great 5 years and thanks to everyone’s help YPN continues to grow. There will be $4 margaritas, $2 buds and free appetizers. The event is from 5:30 to 7:00 and we encourage people to stay fro dinner after the event. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Join the Keene YPN as we serve up dinner at the Keene Community Kitchen. We have been volunteering at the Community Kitchen for a year now and in 2012 we continue to serve (in more ways than one) We need 5-6 people each time. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to better understand more about our community and the great organizations that serve people in need. So come, serve, eat, and meet new people and see a different side of Keene while giving back. If you’re interested please RSVP and contact Jess O’Connor (Jessica@mds-nh.org) if you have not filled out the “Purple Forms” so we can get them to you before the event.
Tuesday, May 29, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Keene Community Kitchen, Keene
Cobblestones is located across from Cumberland Farms on Main Street. We get started at 5:30. There will be drink specials and a selection of appetizers provided. Keene YPN is growing, come and be part of the success!
We will start off at Cobblestone at 7, then off to Lab n’ Lager, followed by Kilkenny’s, then to the brand new Pour House, and finishing the hike up Main Street with Tony Clamatos. We will have drink deals along the way, plenty of laughs, and rides home available at the end of the night… you won’t want to miss this event! Signups will be available at the May social event, as well as by talking to a member of the KYPN social committee – Mike Giacomo, Andy Dugrenier, Julie Jungwirth, Alex Ryysylainen, Pete Thompson, or Sofia Cunha-Vasconcelos
KYPN’s Monthly Social Event at Fireworks restaurant on Main Street near central square in down town Keene. Come experience complimentary appetizers and the great new look of downtown Keene’s newest restaurant, Fireworks. The event will run from 5:30 until 7:30 on April 4th, although staying for dinner is encouraged. We will have our own space set aside for the event, so there will be plenty of opportunity for socialization, networking, and just winding down after work with a drink or two from their beautiful bar. So come check out Keene’s hottest new restaurant – Fireworks!
St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Come enjoy the genuine Irish atmosphere of Waxy O’Connor’s at our monthly networking event on March 7 at 5:30. The tasty appetizers that the group enjoyed last time will be back and their tempting menu will make you want to stay for dinner. Waxy’s is located in the Best Western Hotel at 401 Winchester St, Keene. You can find more info about Waxy’s at http://waxys.com/keene/index.
It’s cold outside. Come warm up with exquisite Italian cuisine with Californian flair! Come join your co-workers and friends and experience Michele’s striking dining room and bar, all while sampling scrumptious appetizers and sipping one of Michele’s fine beer or wine selections. Michele’s is located right on the corner of Main and Railroad. Hope to see you there!
64 Main St, Keene
Wednesday, February 1st at 5:30PM
OVER 200 TUBE PRO TUBES
STATE OF THE ART SNOW-MAKING & GROOMING
FULL MOUNTAIN SOUND SYSTEM
NEW DOUBLE PERSON TUBES
Tickets are $18 a person for 2 hours of tubing.
See you on the mountain!!!
Join Keene YPN as we host our second annual Whisky Tasting with The Whisky Guys. It’s an informative and fun time where you get to learn about where Scotch is made, how it’s made, how to find a scotch you like, how to better appreciate the smells and sights of scotch, and much more!
Cost for the event is $10 if you sign up with Mike Giacomo at the January Social Event at Lab n’ Lager on January 4, $15 if you get money to Mike Giacomo, Sofia Cunha-Vasconcelos, Rachel Freeman, Julie Jungwirth, or Andy Dugrenier by January 14, or $20 if you sign up with one of us after January 14.
Cost includes handouts, presentation by The Whiskey Guys, tastes of 5 or so different scotches, and a whisky (or whiskey) glass for your home “sampling” of Scotland’s finest (or Ireland’s, Kentucky’s, Tennessee’s, or Canada’s if you so prefer).
Sign up today with one of the YPN Social Committee members and we look forward to seeing you on the 28th!
Come and help Keene YPN celebrate the new year at Lab n’ Lager. We have made a tradition of visiting Lab every January for it’s cold beer and great pizza. Past years we have had a great turn out and this year is likely to be our best yet!
Join others from around the state in working to solve the urgent problem of young professionals who find it a challenge to remain here. Representatives from Antioch University New England, New Hampshire Business for Social Responsibility, Stay Work Play, Keene Young Professionals Network, and AUNE’s Net Impact Chapter will be here. Find out more!
Mark your calendars for December 7th at 5:30PM and plan to meet your fellow YPNers at Yankee Lanes for the best bowling around! We’ll have a few lanes set aside just for us, as well as drink specials and pizza available. Invite your co-workers and friends and come check out Yankee Lane’s sport lounge and bar and bowl a few strikes!
What’s a Jamacian 21 speed? What in the world is a Pan-galatic-gargle-blaster? Come find out at Tony Clamato’s! This fine Italian Ristorante is know for its phenomenal mixed drinks, relaxed atmosphere and excellent Italian cuisine. Come enjoy a couple drink specials and sample some appetizers while chatting with friends, coworkers and meeting new friends. Stay for dinner or to try one of their crazy drinks!
Tony C‘s is located at 15 Court St, just across from the court house.
Sponsored by Keene State College’s SIFE Program & KeeneYPN
Get in the Pumpkinfest Spirit a little early this year!
Every year Keene State College carves hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins for pumpkin fest in a giant carve-fest on the quad they call “Pumpkin Lobotomy.” It’s a fun time for everyone, and many of the clubs on campus also get involved by bringing food and games.
We want to invite Keene Young Professionals and their families (and others!) to join us, enjoy kid-friendly games, make a Halloween Masks or just purchase some of the handmade “spooky” candy we’ll be selling.
It will be a great opportunity to meet some of the SIFE team and learn about the many projects we’re working on.
MVS Fulfillment is an FDA registered, full service corporate packager specializing in Kit Assembly, Multi Unit Shrink Packaging, Display Assembly, Customer Mailings, Gift Set Assembly, Heat Sealing, Blister Packaging, Labeling, Quality Inspection, Rework, Returns and Hand Assembly.
Our family owned and operated business was established in 1987 to market hunting related products. During that first year it was discovered that there was a need for a company to do assembly and packaging for a variety of different manufacturers.
We started off with just four part time people working out of a small building in Troy, NH. In 1991, we made the move to our current Swanzey, NH location. In 1998 we refurbished the main building, giving us 29,000 square feet of modern warehouse and production area. We also have additional warehouse space available to us 8 miles away from our main facility.
Anchored in the famed Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire, MVS is situated strategically between the seaports of Boston & Montreal. A network of major highways nearby minimizes handling costs and speeds your products to market. We are within three hours of every major city in the northeast making us the perfect geographical choice.
At MVS Fulfillment our specialty is catering to individual customers based on their specific needs and requirements. All of our production lines are set up on an as needed basis and are designed around a particular customer’s requirements. MVS Fulfillment has the capability of bringing in related equipment and we are also willing to purchase specialty equipment with long-term commitments from our customers.
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Marian Wright Edelman (born 1939); Activist, president and founder of Children’s Defense Fund
We need 4-6 volunteers on Tuesday, August 30 from 4:30 to 7pm to serve dinner at the Community Kitchen. Last year the Keene Community Kitchen served 900,000 meals to more than 11,000 area individuals. Let’s take part and volunteer a few hours to this great organization. You MUST RSVP prior to the event because there is paperwork that needs to be filled out. If you’re interested, contact Jess O’Connor at Jessica@mds-nh.org for details.
To register, go to http://www.habitatnh.org/ and click on the “Volunteer Up” link. At the bottom of the registration page, mark that you are a member of the Keene YPN team, then click on the volunteer calendar and sign up for the August 6th date. To participate, you must sign up on the webpage, complete the safety training, and fill out a waiver.
Lunch, snacks and water will be provided. Wear closed toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. No wool turtle neck sweaters – it’s August folks. Sunscreen & bug repellant might be nice to have also. One thing you do not need is prior construction experience.
Note: This event has been postponed from Monday, August 15 to August 22.
Come get your hands dirty at the Head Start Early Sprouts Garden on Monday, August 22, 2011, 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Southwestern Community Services in Keene.
Jennifer Kozaczek, Head Start’s Nutrition Services Manager and Early Sprouts Coordinator will offer a brief overview of the garden, followed by an explanation of gardening tasks. For more information, contact Jamie White from the Keene YPN Community Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-352-7512.
We’ll get out tickets closer to the day.
Stay Work Play NH, Inc. (SWP) was established as a nonprofit organization in April 2009 to further the 55% Initiative, support and advance several recommendations recently made by the Governor’s Task Force on Young Worker Retention, and serve as an independent organization to run a website and associated marketing effort regarding what New Hampshire can offer to the 20-30 year old demographic in terms of staying, working, and playing here.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman (born 1939)
Activist, President and Founder of Children’s Defense Fund
Volunteer with us on Tuesday, January 31 from 4:30 to 7pm and serve dinner at the Community Kitchen. Last year the Keene Community Kitchen served 900,000 meals to more than 11,000 area individuals. Let’s take part and volunteer a few hours to this great organization. You MUST RSVP prior to the event because there is paperwork that needs to be filled out. If you’re interested, contact Jess O’Connor at Jessica@mds-nh.org for details.