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Event listings for Friday, November 17

Performing arts

MARLBORO "Didi & Gogo": Adaptation of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot": A minimalist play about two characters who talk while they wait for somebody who never arrives, Godot is so elemental, it's invited all kinds of social and political and religious interpretations over the years. This adaptation features two urban youths, played by sophomore Karla-Julia Ramos and senior Saron Zewdie, facing the same timeless existential realities that have inspired audiences for decades. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, November 18. Free. Marlboro College, 2582 So. Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Jonas Cain Presents: Teamwork ​MAGIC​! : This positivity expert, author, and comedy magician has a passion for motivating groups and individuals to overcome adversity and achieve their goals. For over 20 years, he's provided engaging presentations that entertain, educate, inspire, and motivate. Learn principles for effective teamwork while taking part in a magic show: How to overcome the illusion of communication; the importance of calibration; a method for problem solving before jumping into action. Plus, everyone who attends learns how to do a magician trick they can use not only to amaze their friends, family, and colleagues, but will also help hone team-working abilities. 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

BRATTLEBORO 2017 Ax Wound Film Festival Celebrating Women Horror Filmmakers and the Horror Community: Two days of over 40 short films, a filmmaker-in-attendance Q&A, and engaging presentations from leading women horror writers, artists, and directors. Alison Lang, author, leads a discussion on "Horror in the Trumpian Era"; artist Cassandra Sechler hosts a video workshop on how to create gory special effects; Jay Kay of Horror Happens Radio facilitates his brand of 'Inside The Filmmakers Studio' with a Q&A session' Brooklyn-based media company 4Mile Circus broadcasts live a discussion about how filmmakers can utilize trans/crossmedia; and Seed&Spark will be represented by filmmaker Christina Raia with a workshop on how crowdfunding can be a step towards building a film-making career. Fri: 7:30 p.m. filmmaker reception, 8 p.m. first round of shorts; Sat: 10 a.m. throughout the day. Through Saturday, November 18. $20 for both days, $10 for film blocks and sub-events, $50% off students. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: axwoundfilmfestival@gmail.com, www.awff.womeninhorrormonth.com.

Music

E. ALSTEAD The Stockwell Brothers Band: Bruce Stockwell features new folk singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, mandolin, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies. Suitable for all ages. 7:30 p.m. $10 at door. Mole Hill Theatre, 789 Gilsum Mine Road. Information: 603-352-2585; Click to e-mail for more information.

BELLOWS FALLS Kenneth Rokicki: Solo Jazz and Latin Guitar: Rokicki plays standards and ballads of the '30s '40s and '50s era, such as Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and George Benson. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Information: 802-463-9404; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with The Turkey Buzzards: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Bluegrass and more. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Cambodian Medical Volunteer Mission / Dance Party: Fundraiser dance party with slide slow presentation. Dr. Daniel Caloras with the CMVM will return to Combodia to provide medical and and dental care. The mission will be supported by a local rotary club in the capital city of Phnom Penh, in addition to the local rotary club in Charlestown NH. Volunteers will be paying for their own travel expenses. All money raised will go directly to purchase medicine, supplies, and support local Cambodian volunteers. This event is sponsored by "Shall We Dance?". 7 p.m. Foxtrot lesson, 8 p.m. slide presentation about CMVM, 8:30 p.m. ballroom dancing and refreshments. $15 suggested donation. Shall We Dance, Stone Church, 210 Main Street. Dan Caloras: 802-356-3795.

Government

BRATTLEBORO "One Belt, One Road: Why Is China Rebuilding The Silk Road and Reclaiming the 'Mandate of Heaven' "?: It is no secret that the current US administration's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and its real and virtual wall-building approach to global affairs, is affecting the US's position as a geo-political global leader. While the USA is building walls, the People's Republic of China is building roads, in fact, three Silk Roads: The Overland Silk Road, The Maritime Silk Road, and the virtual Cyber Silk Road. Talk with Jim Freedman. 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. tea, coffee, conversation; 7 p.m. talk. Free and open to the public. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212.

BRATTLEBORO It's All About the Food: Sweet Potatoes: Join Katherine Barratt to try a sampling of sweet potatoes. 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Great Turkey Tasting: We are roasting a Stonewood Farm Turkey for you to taste. Don't miss this juicy opportunity to try this Thanksgiving favorite. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: This is a social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza every week. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: erika@outrightvt.org.

BELLOWS FALLS Greater Falls Connections Coalition Meeting: "How to Grow the Goodness of a Community": Discussion will focus on the Positive Culture Framework, the theme of a recent training attended by Greater Falls Connections staff. The Positive Culture Framework is an evidence-informed practice that uses positive characteristics to build a safe and healthy community. Every individual, community, or organization has opportunities to increase the positives. The focus is on growing what one wants to see, instead of merely focusing on what should be eliminated. Lunch provided. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Parks Place Community Center, 44 School St. Information: www.greaterfallsconnections.org.

BELLOWS FALLS "Bellows Falls 3rd friday": Stroll through various venues of Bellows Falls & Vicinity for Art, Music, Literary Events, Food, and late-night shopping. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information: www.facebook.com/BellowsFalls.3rdFriday.

Arts and crafts

GUILFORD Guilford Holiday Open Studio: John Dimick, paintings; Nancy Detra and Margaret Dale Barrand, puppets; Vicki Houghton, beadwork; Mary Ellen Franklin, maple products; Hanako Jones, soaps; Lois Pancake, photo calendars and cards; Susan Rosano, mosaics and stained glass; Dennis Waring, musical instruments; and Carol Schnabel-weaving. Refreshments. Friday: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Saturday, November 18. Guilford Holiday Studio Sale, 410 Green River Rd. Information: 802-257-1894, carolschnabelhandweaving.wordpress.com.

Community meals

W. HALIFAX Halifax Senior Meal: Menu: Peaches with cottage cheese, chicken pot pie made with chicken, potato, veggies, gravy and a pastry crust, coleslaw, rolls, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon. $3 free-will donation. Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Rd. Joan: 802-368-7733.

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