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Living full lives, a partial list of Nubi neighbor activities

I am continually amazed by the talents and diverse interests of my neighbors. So when I set out to explore how Nubi residents go about living full lives, I faced a challenge: How can I possibly capture the depth and breadth of everyone’s interests and commitments?

In addition to family and work obligations, neighbors contribute their time, energy, and creativity to life in the neighborhood. Beyond neighborhood commitments, neighbors are active in the arts, music, schools, committees, boards, sports, hobbies, politics, conservation, and more.

I decided to focus on three neighbors whose profiles follow in separate blog entries. These neighbors are meant to exemplify the whole group, but really their interests only hint at the range within the whole neighborhood.

To give a sense of this range, here is a simple list of many (though not all) of the organizations and activities that keep Nubi neighbors busy and engaged:

Running a 5K in Hancock

Birding
Book groups
Buddhist Sanga
Camping
Ceramics
Coaching
Education (volunteering, substitute teaching, serving on boards of schools)
Episcopal church
Fiber arts (including knitting, weaving, felting, needle felting, and more)
Future of Peterborough Library
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Hiking
Kirtan (sacred chant)
Martial arts (Kempo Karate, Tai Kwan Do)
Mediation
Meditation
Monadnock Conservancy
Musical Instruments (including piano, violin, viola, fiddle, accordion, recorder, sax, clarinet, trombone, flute)
Non-violent communication
Peterborough Grange (farming organization)
Peterborough Havurah
Peterborough Players (professional theater)
River Center (family and community resource center)
Sharon Arts Center
Singing (including in Monadnock Chorus, Chamber Singers, Norway Pond Singers, Junior Mints)
Sports (including swimming, running, biking, tennis, gymnastics, rowing, kayaking, alpine and Nordic skiing, climbing, baseball, soccer, and more)
Tax Aide (volunteer tax preparation)
Universalist Unitarian church
Visual arts (including water color painting, drawing, photography)
Wellness Center (a fitness and rehabilitation facility)
Woodworking
Yoga (a variety of styles)

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