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Event listings for Sunday, October 15

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940": (See 10/14). . New England Youth Theatre. .

The written word

BRATTLEBORO "A Ghost of Water": Reading by GennaRose Nethercott: This is a collaborative book featuring the artwork of Susan Osgood and ekphrastic poetry by Nethercott. MGFA's current exhibit "Mapping the Unknown," features many of the original oil paintings, monoprints, and collages by Osgood paired with Nethercott's poetry. 5:30 p.m. (during the Brattleboro Literary Festival). Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Lucy Speaks" Exhibit in MILES (Mobile Interactive Literary Exhibition Space): (See 10/14). . Key Bank.

Music

BRATTLEBORO "Rhythm & Songs of the Tof Miriam Drum" with Marla Goldstein: The Tof Miriam is a special instrument for the Jews--it was played during the splitting of the Red Sea. It symbolizes freedom, joy and celebration. Learn about the History of Miriam and her drum; how to play the Tof Miriam drum and commonly used Jewish and other Middle Eastern Rhythms; to Sign Hebrew songs and nigguns while drumming; improvise and compose; drumming skills, explore using drumming as a tool for sound healing and meditation. Closing Meditative Drum & Gong Healing with Marla and Stephan Brandstatter. Open to everyone, beginner to advanced, some Cooperman Frame Drums available or bring your own or other hand drum. 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sliding scale: $27 to $45; $20 to $38 (ages 12-16). Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Congregation Shir HeHarim, 151 Greenleaf St. Reservations: getmusic@sover.net.

Local history

GUILFORD People of Color who Challenged the Status Quo in New England during the Colonial and Civil War Period: VT filmmaker Nora Jacobson discusses her latest project--"A Peculiar Freedom," a TV series about people of color in New England during the Colonial and Civil War period. She will focus on the story of 19th century Guilford resident Lucy Terry Prince, an outspoken settler and poet, and wife of Abijah Prince. Fed up with repeated harassment by her neighbor, Prince walked from Guilford to Chittenden to argue for her rights in front of VT's first governor, Thomas Chittenden. Jacobson will discuss the process of bringing to life the stories of Prince and other African Americans and Native Americans who challenged the status quo in early America. Refreshments follow. 2 p.m. Free. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Every month, usually the 3rd Sun.). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest" Free Produce Stand: Come to pick up some fresh veggies or drop off some from your garden to share and/or exchange. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (rain location: in front of Experienced Goods on Flat St.). Free. Elliot Street Park. Marilyn Chiarello: 802-254-9121, EdibleBrattleboro@gmail.com.

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