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Event listings for Sunday, November 5

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Clowntown's Newsreels of the 1930s": (See 11/3). . New England Youth Theatre. .

The written word

CHESTER Vermont Voices: "Lila and Theron" with author Bill Schubart: Set in rural America and spanning much of the 20th century, "Lila & Theron" captures the spirit of the American rural experience, as it relates to their personal stories of love and sacrifice. 2 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802-875-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Next Stage Speaks: Emerging Poets: Next Stage Arts Project will host a reading for poets from Vermont who have published poems in literary journals but have yet to publish a book. Poets will read in alphabetical order. Hosted by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard DeNiord. A light brunch will be served. 10 a.m. $10 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BELLOWS FALLS Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico Relief: Eighteenth-century Baroque masterworks performed by Cameo Baroque--Leslie Stroud, traverso (Baroque flute); Beth Hilgartner, recorders and voice; Laurie Rabut, viola da gamba; and Ernie Drown, harpsichord. The program includes music of J. S. Bach, Telemann, and others. Presented by Stone Church Arts and CAMEO Arts Foundation. Almost 90% of the island is still without power. Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico to coordinate and deliver food, fuel, and other emergency supplies. Volunteers are organizing shipments of water and food to residents of Maricao and Ponce and other remote areas. Residents living in more remote areas, including the northern part of Puerto Rico, have no running water and are drinking contaminated water from nearby rivers. On the southeast part of the island, miles of farmland have been leveled by the storms. Roads are littered with electrical poles and cables which must be removed before the island's power grid is restored. 2 p.m. By donation. All income from this concert goes to The Hurricane Relief Fund. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

TOWNSHEND Townshend Historical Society: Early Photos of Townshend: Local photos printed by the Wardsboro History Group's Photo Committee, will include those of Porter Thayer, Harry Chapman and M. Eugene Robbins. Refreshments. 4 p.m. Free. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-7300.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Speed Skating Program: For ages 7 and up. No instructor. Offered by Brattleboro Red. & Parks. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, March 04, 2018. $3 resident students ($4 non-resident students), $4 resident adults ($5 non-resident adults). Nelson Withington Skating Rink, 61 Guilford St. Information: 802-257-2311.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: Guest artists Willie Gussin and Jenifer Gelineau perform as Snow Pot. This is a time to experience an inclusive place for the community to gather in a communion of contemplation that transcends religious philosophical and political differences in the presence of great music and art. Participants are invited to meditate or engage in quiet movement such as yoga or stretching. Yoga mats and blankets will be provided. 11 a.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO A Meditative Vigil of Lovingkindness: Join us in providing a meditative presence for the loving, compassionate society we are seeking. All are welcome to join us for a few minutes or for the entire hour. These silent vigils will be held under a banner that reads "May All Beings Be Free Of Pain And Suffering, May All Beings Know Peace And Happiness." This vigil is intended to give voice to these values that are the foundation of a wholesome society, and to speak up for the compassionate alternative that they represent. Stand, sit or kneel; bring a chair, cushion, or mat. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. Information: 802-869-2141, bereal@vermontel.net.

Dance

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

BRATTLEBORO AXIS Dance Company presents an Open Showing : 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. $10 at door. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Balkan Cafe: Orkestar Banitsa: International music, traditional dance, and food. Join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and have a good time. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. Becky Ashenden, accordion, percussion; Barbara Blumenthal, tambura; Joe Blumenthal, string bass; Addie Rose Holland, clarinet; Gawain Thomas, accordion. Orkestar Banitsa plays traditional music from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece in many styles. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. $12 suggested donation. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 802-257-9513, Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance.

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