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Event listings for Sunday, November 12

Performing arts

TOWNSHEND "Mary Poppins": (See 11/9). . Leland and Gray Players, Leland and Gray Union High School. .

The written word

CHESTER Dede Cummings, Megan Buchanan, and James Crews: Discussion of Cummings' "To Look Out From," Buchanan's "Clothesline Religion." and Crews' "The Book of What Stays." . 2 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802-875-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Preparing for Pollinators: Workshop on how to enhance your backyard habitat to help pollinators. Landscape designer Tom Sullivan from Pollinators Welcome will provide an overview of the pollinators found in our region, the plants that attract the most species, how to prepare for pollinator gardening next spring, and methods for gathering, storing, and germinating seeds. Take home seeds and bee nesting boxes. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $15 ($10 members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Christian Science Lecture: Making the Right Decisions: What’s the connection between prayer and decision-making? This lecture explores how the metaphysical understanding of God can help you make the right decisions and find solutions to problems, including drugs and health issues. Leide Lessa is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher who divides her time between Boston and Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Windham Orchestra Concert: Copeland Appalachian Spring, Haydn Symphony 100, "The Military," Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes. 3 p.m. $5 to $50 suggested donation. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center Student Recitals: (See 11/11). . Brattleboro Music Center. .

Fundraising and awareness events

GREENFIELD Puerto Rico Se Levanta: Artists United For Puerto Rico: Join us for a festival of music, dance, art, poetry, and coming together as a community as we raise the roof and raise money for the Puerto Rican relief. Performers include: Mitch Chakour, Soultree (The Alchemystics and Problemaddicts), The Mary Jane Jones, Los Sugar Kings, Jamemurrell Stanley and the Drummers of Peace and Equality, Magdalena Gomez, Joe Velez and Libro Azul, Rebirth, Bomba de Aqui. Coordinated by Americares and Global Giving. 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. $10 to $40 suggested donation. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: Stephan Brandstatter: Quiet gatherings cultivate contemplation and daydreaming in the presence of great music and art. Stephan Brandstatter uses light percussion and gongs to explore the mystery, mystique, and healing power of sound. 10:30 a.m. - noon (11 a.m. music starts). Free; donations welcome. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Diana Moore. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: brattleborocircledance.org.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contradance: Linda Leslie calling. Live music by Cedar Stanistreet & Friends. Newcomers welcome (all dances taught). Fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. lesson). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.brattcontra.org.

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