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Regional Events & Info
Events happening in the towns of Alstead, Antrim, Bennington, Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Gilsum, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Sharon, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Temple, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester, and Windsor are being organized by Monadnock Rideshare.
For more information about events happening in this region, or to volunteer, please contact Ellie Cook-Venizia at or 877-428-2882 extension 4.
Monadnock Rideshare Reception at the Cheshire Children's Museum
Peterborough and Keene, NH -- Where can you go in a car and why not carpool?
Monadnock Rideshare is a service of Contoocook Valley Transportation Company (CVTC), a nonprofit whose mission is to create, coordinate and deliver transportation solutions for the Monadnock Region. Monadnock Rideshare provides an online Rideboard where carpoolers post or seek rides within or through the Monadnock area.
The Cheshire Children's Museum focuses on the local Monadnock community, regions of New Hampshire and the world far from us. Unique hands-on exhibits provide learning experiences to ignite creativity and awaken curiosity. The museum features several modes of transportation while posing a question for each one; for example, "Where can you go in a car?" provides the unique opportunity to further query, "Why not carpool?"
On October 1, 2012 from 3:00 - 6:00pm the Cheshire Children's Museum is the host-venue for a Monadnock Rideshare Reception. The goal is to register carpoolers, provide a "Ride Guide" and information on the Emergency Ride Home benefit. Monadnock Rideshare Manager Ellie Cook-Venezia will be on hand to meet, greet, answer questions or concerns, and to facilitate carpool registrations.
Registration is quick and easy. Carpoolers post their trip information at www.MonadnockRideshare.org joining other carpoolers in finding a match to share the drive and the costs. Ridesharing can add up to substantial savings. For example, based on the 2011 AAA average driving cost of 58.5 cents per mile, a 20-mile roundtrip costs $11.70 so carpooling with one other person saves half of that each time, or $5.85.
The Cheshire Children's Museum houses dynamic exhibits and programs that integrate the arts, science, math and literature for children to discover, explore, and learn through the power of play. At a time when everyone is economically sensitive to rising and fluctuating gasoline prices, hosting the Monadnock Rideshare Reception provides an opportunity for reception visitors to consider carpooling to the museum on repeat visits, to work and elsewhere.
The Cheshire Children's Museum is a non-profit where children begin to learn that anything is possible. The museum is located on the second floor of the Colony Mill on West Street in Keene, NH. The museum is closed Mondays and is the host-venue for this event outside its normal business hours. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603.903.1800.
In addition to an online Rideboard Monadnock Rideshare offers a rewards program for carpoolers, tips on forming a safe and successful carpool, an emergency ride home benefit, plus updates via tweeting as @MonRideshare and via their eNewsletter, Monadnock Motoring™. For information contact info@MonadnockRideshare.org, online at MonadnockRideshare.org or toll-free at 1.877.428.2882 extension 4.
Our region is proud partners with:
The Monadnock Region Transportation Management Association (MRTMA) is a coalition being built by a diverse group of public and private sector stakeholders interested in a better transportation future for the Monadnock Region.
Monadnock Rideshare serves the Monadnock Region with a free online Rideboard where carpoolers post or seek rides. Registration is quick and easy. Commuting to work or school, running errands, attending social events, or getting the kids to school and after school activities – Why not carpool?
Contoocook Valley Transportation Company is a grass-roots effort to provide transportation to everyone.
Southwest Region Planning Commission works in partnership with the communities of the Southwest Region to promote sound decision-making for the conservation and effective management of natural, cultural and economic resources.
City Express: Keene’s bus for everyone.
Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by the year 2020.
City of Keene Bicycle Pedestrian Pathways Advisory Committee
Cheshire Children’s Museum: With an exhibit on: Where Can You Go On A Bike? Where Can You Go In A Car? And Where Can You Go In A Train or Plane?