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June 2018

Summer Solstice Concert with Steve Schuch

Thursday, June 21, 2018,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Steve Schuch, musician

Join us for a free concert in celebration of the summer solstice! Performer Steve Schuch fuses Celtic/Folk roots with a storyteller’s heart and humor. Haunting violin and loon calls, tales of mud season and black flies in all their glory, irrepressible singing and audience harmonies are all part of his wide-ranging repertoire.

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October 2019

“Danika the Rose” with Odds Bodkin for Families

Saturday, October 5, 2019,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Families and friends, come experience "Danika the Rose," a musical fairy tale adapted for a young audience!

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“Danika the Rose” with Odds Bodkin

Sunday, October 6, 2019,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture

As a prelude to the Harris Center’s 50th Anniversary, come celebrate how nature inspires art. Melding song and storytelling, "Danika the Rose" weaves together Dvorak’s sublime Moravian Duets with an original fable written and narrated by Odds Bodkin to create a musical fairy tale for our tumultuous times.

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April 2020

Earth Day Singalong: Nature Tales & Mandolin Melodies

Wednesday, April 22, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin sits on a large fallen tree. (photo © Ben Conant)

On Earth Day, join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong! John will sing some of his original songs about nature, and share the lyrics live so you can sing along at home too.

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May 2020

Nature Singalong with John: Pollination Songs

Wednesday, May 13, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on pollination! John will sing some of his original songs about bees and flowers, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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Nature Singalong with John: Amphibian Songs

Wednesday, May 20, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
A bullfrog in hand. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on amphibians! John will sing some of his original songs about frogs and salamanders, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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Nature Singalong with John: Mushroom Songs

Wednesday, May 27, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
John Benjamin playing the mandolin near a mushroom.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on fungi! John will sing some of his original songs about mushrooms, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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June 2020

Nature Singalong with John: Reptile Songs

Wednesday, June 3, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
Hands holding a painted turtle hatchling. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on reptiles! John will perform some of his original songs about snakes and turtles, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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Nature Singalong with John: Arthropod Songs

Wednesday, June 10, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
An inchworm inches along a mandolin string. (photo © John Benjamin)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on arthropods (bugs)! John will perform some of his original songs about bugs, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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Nature Singalong with John: Mammal Songs

Wednesday, June 17, 2020,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin with his mandolin and canine companion Griffin.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on mammals! John will perform some of his original songs about these furry animals, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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October 2020

The Singing Stream: A Musical Hike on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Friday, October 9, 2020
Hiroshi Land
The meadow on the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land, in October. (photo © Meade Cadot)

With Franz Schubert’s tender song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (“The Lovely Maid of the Mill”) as your guide, we invite you to heighten your senses, open your heart, and walk in the woods in a new way.

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The Singing Stream: A Musical Hike on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Hiroshi Land
The meadow on the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land, in October. (photo © Meade Cadot)

With Franz Schubert’s tender song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (“The Lovely Maid of the Mill”) as your guide, we invite you to heighten your senses, open your heart, and walk in the woods in a new way.

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The Singing Stream: A Musical Hike on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Sunday, October 11, 2020
Hiroshi Land
The meadow on the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land, in October. (photo © Meade Cadot)

With Franz Schubert’s tender song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin (“The Lovely Maid of the Mill”) as your guide, we invite you to heighten your senses, open your heart, and walk in the woods in a new way.

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January 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: “What A Wonderful World” Song Club with Jazimina MacNeil

Wednesday, January 6,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom
Jazimina McNeil with a monarch butterfly. (photo © Lori Pedrick)

Join mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil to explore a treasure trove of songs written by great artists who drew inspiration from the natural world -- from Schubert to Amy Beach to Stevie Wonder. Like a book club, but with songs!

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February 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: “What A Wonderful World” Song Club with Jazimina MacNeil

Wednesday, February 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom
Jazimina McNeil with a monarch butterfly. (photo © Lori Pedrick)

Join mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil to explore a treasure trove of songs written by great artists who drew inspiration from the natural world -- from Schubert to Amy Beach to Stevie Wonder. Like a book club, but with songs!

Learn more »

March 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: “What A Wonderful World” Song Club with Jazimina MacNeil

Wednesday, March 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom
Jazimina McNeil with a monarch butterfly. (photo © Lori Pedrick)

Join mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil to explore a treasure trove of songs written by great artists who drew inspiration from the natural world -- from Schubert to Amy Beach to Stevie Wonder. Like a book club, but with songs!

Learn more »

June 2021

In Fine Feather: A Musical Walk on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Friday, June 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hiroshi Land
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

In Fine Feather is a self-guided musical hike inspired by birdsong. Prior to your walk, join musician Jazimina MacNeil and poet and naturalist Henry Walters for an introductory talk on the stories behind the music and poems, the biology of birdsong, and the ways in which humans and birds listen to and inspire each other.

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In Fine Feather: A Musical Walk on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Saturday, June 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hiroshi Land
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

In Fine Feather is a self-guided musical hike inspired by birdsong. Prior to your walk, join musician Jazimina MacNeil and poet and naturalist Henry Walters for an introductory talk on the stories behind the music and poems, the biology of birdsong, and the ways in which humans and birds listen to and inspire each other.

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