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Event listings for Thursday, December 6, 2012

The written word

MARLBORO Rapid Book Reviews: Poetry, Dr. Seuss and solar cats. You’ll hear about these literary delights and more when students Maya Rohr, Haley Peters and Isaac Dupree, along with staff member Jodi Clark and faculty member Matan Rubinstein, talk about their favorite books, reviewing each one in a minute or less. Among the books will be Newberry Medal winner "The Hero and the Crown" by Robin McKinley, New York Times bestseller "The House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende, and "Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada" by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Pablo Neruda. Milk and homemade cookies will be served. 3 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Apple Tree, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations, festivals, community meals

GUILFORD Celebrate Life with Poet/Storyteller/Musician T. Namaya: : “Celebrate Life! Viva La Vida.” Stories and Songs of the Sublime & Absurd such as “Madam Sherri,” “Love Mojo,” “Celebrate Life,” and “Sunny Side of Sixty/Sunny Side of Sexy." Join in for the potluck meal. For samples of his new CD, “Green Mountain Radio Hour,” go to www.vermontpoet.com. Before the show, see Peace Arts work and photos. 7 p.m., potluck at 6 p.m. $10-$15 sliding scale (negotiable). Wendys Soiree, 2596 Tater Ln. Information: 802-254-6189; Click to e-mail for more information.

Film and video

PUTNEY Jimmy Stewart Movies: Watch Jimmy Stewart movies as they were originally seen--projected in high resolution on a large format screen. The series kicks off with "Harvey," the 1950 classic starring Stewart as Elwood P Dowd. Other films in the series include "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" on 12/13, "You Can't Take it With You" on 12/20, and "The Shop Around the Corner" on 12/27. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

Enter the Haggis: Enter the Haggis newest release, "Whitelake," occupies a musical space that lies somewhere between the creative and contemporary soundscapes of Radiohead and the storytelling and infectious grooves of The Band. This is a fundraiser for the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry. 7:30 p.m. $26. . Information: 802-464-5336; www.wilmingtonconcertgigs.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Annie": The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. Determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage, Annie is helped by her orphan friends to escape to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, she foils the evil machinations of the cruel Miss Hannigan and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Adding to the girl-power, this production is directed by Rebecca Waxman; Musical Director Becky Graber; Asst. Director Juliet Avelin, and Choreographer Jen Moyse, who will be the new owner of Brattleboro School of Dance. NEYT is also holding a toy drive for local children in need--bring wrapped toys with a girl or boy label on them when you come for the show. 7 p.m. Thur.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Through Sunday, December 16, 2012. $14, $12 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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