EVENTS

Dublin Music Festival Benefit for Ukraine

Dublin Music Festival Benefit For Ukraine

Saturday, July 16, noon to 7pm

The Dublin Community Center and the Monadnock Folklore Society are co-sponsoring the Dublin Music Festival Benefit for Ukraine on Saturday, July 16, from noon to 7pm. The festival will be held in the Garden Sanctuary behind Dublin Community Church (1125 Main Street, Dublin). In the event of rain the festival will move into the church, with face masks required. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen which has been providing meals and assistance to those affected by the war in Ukraine.

This event will feature the DubHub BBQ grilling burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers from noon to 2pm. (This will be our “community lunch” for July.) The Friends of the Dublin Public Library will be serving ice cream for dessert. Children’s activities are planned from noon to 2pm. Guests are advised to park at Yankee Publishing or behind Town Hall. They should bring lawn chairs, picnic suppers and beverages.

All performers are donating their services for this good cause. Sound will be provided by Peter Martel of the Monadnock Folklore Society. For updates check https://dublincommunitycenter.org or the Dublin Community Center – The DubHub Facebook page. For more information email info@dublincommunitycenter.org.

Tentative schedule:

12:00 – 2:00pm DubHub BBQ (burgers, hot dogs & veggie burgers), children’s activities, ice cream 

12:00 “Opa” Volkert Volkersz (playing his grandchildren’s favorite songs)

12:30 Amy Conley (children’s music)

1:00 Waking Finnegan (Celtic Rock)

2:00 Steve Schuch (Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter & maverick violinist)

3:00 Tara Greenblatt Band (percussive soulful folk with jazzy arrangements)

4:00 Tom Smith (Boston/Jaffrey based singer/songwriter)

4:45 Abhai Raj & Gwir Huddleston Llewellyn (mantra music)

5:00 Decatur Creek (NH-based acoustic band: Doug Farrell, Jack Henry, Beth Eldridge)

5:45 Abhai Raj (speaking about recent relief work in Ukraine & Poland)

6:00 Cosy Sheridan (nationally-recognized award-winning singer/songwriter)

Diane Kidd / Dominque Caissie Art Show & Opening Reception

Diane Kidd & Dominique Caissie Art Show – July 2022

Opening Reception Friday, July 1, 5-7pm

The Dublin Community Center will present the works of two different artists during the month of July. The South Room will feature the architecture and landscape watercolors of Diane Kidd and the North Room will display the glass-blown figures by Dominique Caissie of Terrapin Glassblowing. The opening reception will be on Friday, July 1, from 5 to 7pm. The DubHub is located at 1123 Main Street in Dublin. For more information email info@dublincommunitycenter.org.

Diane Kidd states that architecture has always interested her – barns, houses, porches, doors, light houses, etc. At times, the human form will find its way into a painting, – either as a primary or secondary element – sometimes to show scale. Her style depends on the subject and mood she is trying to create – loose and fluid for the big sky over Cape Cod – or more exact painting for a parade filled with people, architecture, and patriotic symbols.  

Dominique Caissie is enamored with the lifelong challenge that comes with learning how to control the molten medium of glass. Most of her work is done in the hot shop, as she enjoys the way that hands and minds come together as a team towards a common goal. Her inspirations vary as greatly as her moods. She often dabbles heavily into sculptural forms, enjoying the recreation of nature and creatures into glass from her own unique perspective.

Ruth Adams McCahon Retrospective Art Show and Opening Reception

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Ruth Adams McCahon Retrospective Art Show & Opening Reception

The Dublin Community Center will feature a retrospective art show throughout June showing works by the late Ruth Adams McCahon. The opening reception will be on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 7pm. For more information email info@dublincommunitycenter.org.

Ruth Adams McCahon was an artist known in the New England region for her still life oil paintings, drawings, and woodcut prints. She found inspiration in common growing things, shy creatures of the field and wood, and the marvelous hope of the human spirit. 

Ruth was a 1945 graduate of Brookline (MA) High School and studied art at New England School of Art and at the Boston University School of Fine Art. Ruth’s studies under the late Conger Metcalf were an important influence in her portrayal of the human figure. She was a juried member of the Copley Society in Boston, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and the New Hampshire Art Association. 

Raised in the Boston area, she lived for many years in Hanover, MA, before moving with her family to Peterborough in the early 1970s. Her artistic talents included transforming each of her homes and furnishings into early American historical homesteads. Ruth loved hiking, camping, spontaneous picnics at the ocean with her family, and hosting many memorable gatherings of friends and family. 

Ruth and her husband, Bill, spent their final years in Washington State to be near family. This retrospective exhibit (spanning the 1970s through early 2000s) features works from the private collection of daughter, Sandi McCahon, wife of DubHub program coordinator, Volkert Volkersz. Additional pieces come from the homes of Ruth’s grandchildren, Rico McCahon of Manchester and Martha Duffy of Peterborough.

Grief Circles

Grief Circles

Saturday morning, July 9
10:30am – 12 noon

Our community has experienced a lot of loss in the past year,  individually and collectively. Some have lost their beloveds,  while the community has lost its neighbors,  its leaders,  its friends.  But grief can mean more than just the loss of loved ones: many of us have lost our careers,  our businesses,  our marriages, or perhaps we’ve experienced an empty nest for the first time; then there are the conditions that feel beyond our control, like racism and white supremacy, the pandemic, climate change, poverty, war or political unrest. 

Change happens but we often don’t give ourselves permission to experience the grief that accompanies change. 

Grief Circles provide a space to be with our grief,  together.  In the tradition of Kay Pranis and Indigenous peacemaking circles, we will come together as a community to speak our grief into the circle and in speaking our grief, allow it to move so that it, too, can change. Transmuting our grief into action,  even joy. 

Circle Keeper: Gwir Huddleston Llewellyn 

Time: 1 ½ hours 

Each Circle will have a centering question. You are invited to speak to the centering question, or simply be a witness.  Your presence is your participation.

The core values we bring to the circle are respect,  humility, confidentiality,  openness and presence. 

The guidelines are simple:  only one person speaks at a time; no one is compelled to speak; we honor the circle, that is, we pass to the next person in the circle; we respect the time. 

The July focusing query is: What grief do you experience from things that are out of your control: war, climate change, gun violence, and more?

 

“Munchkin and Me” Playgroup (Dublin Parents Group)

“Munchkin and Me” Playgroup (Dublin Parents Group)

Thursday mornings, 9:30 – 11:00am

The new “Munchkin and Me” playgroup for kids age 0-3 (and their parents), co-sponsored by Dublin Parents Group and the DubHub meets every Thursday morning, from 9:30 to 11am, in the North Room of the DubHub.

The Dublin Parents Group is a diverse and inclusive group that provides social opportunities, advice, and support to parents and caregivers in the Dublin, New Hampshire community. The group offers a wide range of activities including a weekly playgroup, a bi-weekly family walk, and outings at local playgrounds, museums, and community activities.

For more information, email organizers Aimee Lord and Britt Micali at dublinparentsgroup@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DublinParentsGroup.

Small Treasures Art Show and Sale 2022

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Small Treasures Art Show and Sale

The Small Treasures Art Show and Sale, a significant fundraiser for the Dublin Community Center, is typically held the first weekend in December. For the past two years the sale has been hosted online, while allowing for in-person previews by appointment. Check back in November to see what our sale will look like in 2022.

Small Treasures showcases local artists who exhibit two and three-dimensional pieces no larger than 5 x 7 inches for purchase. Each artist contributes the proceeds of the sale of one piece and the Community Center takes a 20 percent commission on the sale of all other pieces. An average of 40 area artists participate each year.

Open Stage

DubHub Open Stage

Friday, June 24 – starting at 7pm

The DubHub Open Stage will meet on Friday, June 24, with the show starting at 7pm. All styles of music and spoken performance are welcome. Performers are encouraged to reserve a slot by emailing info@dublincommunitycenter.org. Live performers and audience. The show will also be live-streamed on the Facebook DubHub Music Page.

Song Circle

Song Circle

First Sunday of each month (but will be on July 10 due to Independence Day the previous weekend) – starting at 3pm

This informal group meets at the DubHub or in the Garden Sanctuary behind Dublin Community Church. Musicians, listeners and singers are welcome to attend this informal session of folk, pop, blues and original music. There will be no PA, but power is available, if needed. Let us know. Bring your own beverages and snacks. On warm days, bring a lawn chair, in case we meet outside. Bring lyric and chord sheets for others if you want. Currently face masks are optional, For more info email Bruce Simpson at bruce_simpson@msn.com

Address

1123 Main Street
P.O. Box 249
Dublin, NH 03444

We are open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to noon for coffee & conversation. We are also open for special events such as art openings, open stage, song circles, community lunches, concerts, etc. (please check our calendar for dates and times). Special classes & playgroup are only open for participants.

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Phone

(603) 563-8080 (Hub Number)

Email

info@dublincommunitycenter.org
(Will respond within 24 hours)