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Event listings for Wednesday, October 11

Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE Rock River Players: "I Used to Have a Cat" by writer/director Robert Fritz: Features only two actors, Sara Vitale and Natalie Neilson, who play sisters with contrasting lifestyles and temperaments. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, October 14. $10, $8 students/seniors. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Marlboro Morris and Sword: Original sword dance as well as an acclaimed play. 11 a.m. Putney Harvest Festival (Putney School), 12:30 p.m. Walpole Winery, 1:30 p.m. the Scoop (Burdicks) in Walpole. Free. Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd. Andra Horton: 802-254-2651.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Brattleboro's Letterpress Years" : Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, VT (Words Project) and Brooks Memorial Library present this opening reception--the first of three month-long exhibits focusing on Brattleboro's past as a bustling center of publishing and printing in New England. The chronologically arranged exhibits build toward a major exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and a book whose writing and production is being led by Words Project partner, Write Action. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY The Anglican Cathedrals of England: Trish Rogers, a visitor to our area from Scotland, shares her experience visiting all of the Anglican Cathedrals in England. In addition to typical cathedrals, she introduces captivating aspects of 42 remarkable Anglican Cathedrals in this photo-rich presentation. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Heartful Conversation: United or divided? Where do we go from here?: Hosted by the Democracy Forum and facilitated by Wendy Webber, founder of The Heart of Change is We the People, a community initiative to support transformative change, individually and collectively. Conversation happens in small circles to support connection, reach across differing perspectives, and inspire something new to emerge. It's best to be present at noon, if possible. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "Ovarian Psychos" Documentary: Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psychos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives. Presented by the Women's Freedom Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

GREENFIELD Karaoke: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Free. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Creacion Latin Big Band: Twenty-piece band. Playing son, salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and bolero styles, there is an open floor for dancers. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month). Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Aura Shards: This is part of a new live music series. 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. (2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month). No cover. Echo Restaurant and Lounge, 69-73 Main St. Information: 802-254-2073.

Instruction

DUMMERSTON Holiday Harvest Pie Workshop: Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson, guides you in making the quintessential holiday pie, with our crisp apples, sweet pears and tart quince poached in cider and honey tucked into a flaky pastry crust. Take home your pie, extra dough, and a mixed tote of apples, pears and quince. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, December 20. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon on Wednesdays. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364.

TOWNSHEND Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month: 19th Annual Grace Cottage Poker Walk: A free two-mile walk/run to encourage everyone to get out and exercise. Playing cards are distributed along the way, and a prize for the best poker hand is awarded at the end. This year, the community member with the winning hand gets a two-night stay for up to four people at the Fieldstone Lodge in Newfane. All participants are eligible for prizes donated by local businesses and individuals, including a hand-quilted table runner, handmade gloves, gift certificates to the Gaines Farm Corn Maze, Messenger Valley Pharmacy, and more. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. rain or shine (start any time). Register on day of event. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, Wolff Outpatient Bldg., 185 Grafton Rd. Information: 802-365-3637.

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