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Event listings for Thursday, October 19

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Words and Music Take Wing: Gudrun Weeks, violinist, and Lynn Martin, poet, join forces with words and music for a poetry reading with violin interludes. 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570; Click to e-mail for more information.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them": Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir. They are the world's most popular artists and their works fetch tens of millions of dollars. But just who were they really? Why and how did they paint? What lies behind their enduring appeal? This feature film, the most comprehensive ever made about the Impressionists, follows the exhibit as it traveled from the Musee d'Orsay Paris to the National Gallery (London), and on to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It features 19th-century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, the outspoken champion of Impressionism. Offered by RAMParts Presents, in partnership with Exhibition on Screen. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $10. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Tickets: www.rampartstickets.com or at door.

Music

PUTNEY Silverback Swing: Featuring violin, accordion, guitars and vocals, this band will play gypsy jazz and other hot music. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Adult Co-ed Volleyball: For all levels of players who want to gain knowledge, experience, and improve their game. Sneakers must be worn in order to participate. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Friday, April 27, 2018. $3, $5 non-Brattleboro residents; $30/$55 for 10-session punch card. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Adult Co-ed Badminton: Pick-up games will be played. All levels and abilities are welcome. Participants must wear sneakers and bring your own racquet. No instructor. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 26, 2018. $3, $5 non-Brattleboro residents; $30/$55 for 10-session punch card. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

DUMMERSTON Dummerston Historical Society's Quarterly Meeting and Dummerston Art Journals program: Business meeting with refreshments followed by talk with artist Linda Rubinstein on her techniques and selection process. 7 p.m. meeting. Free. Dummerston Historical Society Schoolhouse, Dummerston Center. Open to the public 802-254-9311.

Community building

PUTNEY Putney Food Co-op Annual Member Meeting: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-4102; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Career Expo: Each year, the Career Expo brings together 50 prominent local businesses, colleges, and career service providers to promote and support exciting career opportunities right here in Southeastern Vermont. More than 825 working professionals, job seekers, and students have attended the Expo. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: www.vermontcareerexpo.com.

Dance

PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays through 6/2018. Free. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593, putneycares@svcable.net.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO WeCAN Cafe: Recharge your Activist Spirit: Windham County Action Network (WeCAN) presents an evening filled with a mix of food, music, poetry, inspiration sharing, connection to others, and a cash bar. We'll celebrate small local and statewide successes and share strategies for self-care. This struggle is a marathon, and it's vital that we all take the time to refill our own reserves. The goals are to build community, to learn from each other, to remind ourselves that we are not alone, and to head home feeling better than when we arrived. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: admin@wecantogether.net.

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