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The Insiders: Monkey business at League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery’s exhibit

If you’re like us, you’ve always dreamed of a monkey butler. It would wear a little tuxedo, bring us food on a silver platter with a dome lid and clean up after itself when it was done throwing its own feces around our mansion (yeah, we have a mansion in this dream, too). Well, it’s looking increasingly likely that we will never realize this dream.

The closest we’ve come, though, is when we stopped by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery’s latest exhibit, “A Child at Heart.” There were plenty of cool pieces of art there depicting some outrageous images – unicorns, monsters, even old people playing football!

What tickled our monkeybone, however, was the monkey fortune teller, created by William Schnute. That primate psychic answered every question we asked it (to be fair, we won’t know whether it was right or wrong until we see who Jennifer Lawrence brings as her Oscar date).

The exhibit is housed in the League’s Craft Center Gallery, 49 S. Main St.

That art exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, so you may need another activity to round out your Thursday night.

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One possibility: The McLane Audubon Center will host wildlife specialist Matt Tarr at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion of exotic plants and their relationship to nesting birds. Learn all about how to landscape your plot to encourage avian residency (we’re having great success with wildfowl nesting in the beard of the elusive couch potato). The event is at 84 Silk Farm Road.

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Other events in town: Chocolat screening with Dancing Lion Chocolate. Pre-screening chocolate tasting and discussion. Red River Theatres, 6 p.m., $35.

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