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Event listings for Thursday, November 9

Performing arts

TOWNSHEND "Mary Poppins": Featured in this musical are juniors Fairen Stark in the title role and Sarah Anderson as Bert, senior Kenny Cashman and sophomore Caroline Mehner as Mr. and Mrs. Banks, and freshman Abbie Hazelton and Abby Coyne (grade 5) as their children. Senior Becca Williams is Mrs. Brill and freshman Luke Parker-Jennings is Robertson Ay. The ensemble is rounded out by Annika Crego and Emma Kelly (grade 7), Evelyn Swim, Hope Thibault, Allison Teitelbaum, Spencer Butynski, and Sylvia Stark (grade 8); freshmen Alice Coyne, Dakota Gervais, Kirsten Munson, Christian Cannella; sophomore Veronica Stevens, junior Emily Frost, and senior and Adam Culver. 11/9: 7 p.m., 11/10: 7:30 p.m., 11/11: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 11/12: 3 p.m. in Dutton Gym. Through Sunday, November 12. $8, $5 students and 62+. Leland and Gray Players, Leland and Gray Union High School, 2042 VT Rte 30. Reservations: verbatimvt@gmail.com.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What Can You Learn From Horses?: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

Kids and families

NEWFANE Vermont Country Fiddler: Adam Boyce re-creates the life and tunes of Charles Ross Taggart. A Vermont Humanities Council program. Family-friendly. 7 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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