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Event listings for Saturday, March 11, 2017

Performing arts

TOWNSHEND Leland and Gray Players present "Hats Off": (See 3/10). . Leland and Gray Players, Leland and Gray Union High School. .

Ideas and education

WEST DUMMERSTON Photos, Stories, and Exhibit: Natasha Diamondstone-Kohout will be sharing photos, stories, and an exhibit of her work from her four-month Kroka Expedition--biking and backpacking through Southeastern VT, Southwestern NH, and Ecuador, helping on organic farms, supporting and celebrating indigenous communities, venturing down rivers, and climbing glaciers on some of the highest mountains in the western hemisphere. 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (snow date 3/18). Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: 802-254-2703.

Celebrations and festivals

WESTMINSTER WEST Cabin Fever Supper and Storytelling: Over a hearty meal provided by Tristan Toleno, owner/chef of Entera Catering, join your neighbors in celebrating our little patch of the planet. Bring a strong appetite and be prepared to share or enjoy short tales highlighting the quirky country life of our village and its environs. Menu includes meat, vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options. This is the 12th annual fundraising dinner for the Church. 6 p.m. $5 to $12 (sliding scale), $8 kids age 4 and over (free for under 4). Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-387-2334; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Sugar on Snow Supper : Menu of ham, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, deviled eggs, homemade rolls and donuts, sugar-on-snow, pickles, coffee, tea, and milk. 2 seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. $12, $6 kids ages 5-12, $3 kids 4 and under. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Reservations: 802-257-7557.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Women's Film Festival: The 26th Annual Women's Film Festival, a Women's Freedom Center fundraiser, presents 40 films (documentaries, romances, thrillers, and comedies) from around the world directed by, and about women. There is something for everyone--films about activism, art, reproductive rights, mothers and daughters, romances, discrimination, aging, gender roles, incarceration, stage fright, and synchronized swimming just to name a few. . Through Sunday, March 19, 2017. $9, $8 students/seniors $40 for a 5-movie pass. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Tickets: 802-257-7364,


BELLOWS FALLS Neptune's Car: Holky Hanson and Steve Hayes comprise this contemporary folk duo. 7:30 p.m. $17, $13 seniors ($20, $15 seniors at door). Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market : Saturday indoor diverse farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade gifts, and more. Delicious lunch menu and live music. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Through Saturday, March 25, 2017. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Coins, currency, comic books and sports cards. Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. Fun for the whole family. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Just for Fun: Fermented Foods: Kids make and taste fermented foods: sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir and more. Come and have a little taste of these traditional foods that have so many health benefits for kids and adults alike. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

WARDSBORO Annual Wardsboro Variety Show: Participants and spectators welcome. Sponsored by the Trustees of the Wardsboro Public Library. 7 p.m. Admission by donation to the Library. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Information: 802 896-6141.


CHESTER Accessing your Body Wisdom to Generate Authentic Change: Do you want to move forward but don’t know how? Getting in touch with your bodily felt sense of situations helps you see possibilities where you couldn’t see them before. Vegetarian lunch included. This is a Focusing workshop led by Beatrice Blake. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $60 ($50 if you bring a friend). Dream Barn Hollow, Rte. 11. RSVP: 802 875-1717; Click to e-mail for more information.

PUTNEY "Spiral of Light": This store is a new local source for herbs, teas, tinctures, essential oils, jewelry, books, New Age, Fair Trade gifts, and more. Every other Saturday it offers a meditative space to bathe in healing light. With Eric Tackeff. noon - 1 p.m. Donations appreciated. Nightingale Upstairs, 126 Main St. Information: 617-901-5135,

GUILFORD Kathy Leo: "On the Breath of a Song; the Practice of Bedside Singing for the Dying": Brattleboro Area Hospice is hosting this "Reading, Song and Conversation" event. The community is invited to spend reflective time listening to stories and songs as members of Hallowell share selected readings from Leo’s newly released book. There are many ways to be with death and dying. Come hear about the possibility of witnessing wellness and beauty at the end of life. Listen. Sing. Share your heart. People will be invited to share thoughts, personal experiences, and responses in a safe and guided space. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. RSVP: 802-257-0775.

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Somatic Breath Therapy: 9 a.m. - noon. $55. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Kaiilama Morris: 413-512-0470,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Safe & Green Campaign Vigil: This vigil is to again call attention to the on-going nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. For six years the people, water, and environment have been suffering from radioactive contamination and there are no solutions in sight. Things continue to get worse. Please stand in solidarity with the evacuees of a region once as productive, beautiful and beloved as our own. noon - 1 p.m. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance? West Coast Swing: Refreshments. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $15 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233,

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