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Event listings for Saturday, March 25, 2017

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Idomeneo": The Metropolitan Opera HD Live: 1 p.m. $22, $10 students ($20 for MET Club Forever members). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717; Click to e-mail for more information.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Artist Talk, David Rohn: Watercolors: 1974-2016: 5 p.m. Through Saturday, March 25, 2017. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Off the Beaten Path: "The Salesman": This is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman.". 4 p.m. Through Sunday, March 26, 2017. $7 to $9. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GREENFIELD Jazz Series: "Nasty Women Take the Stage": Samirah Evans, vocals; Lena Bloch, saxophone; Jane Miller, guitar; Roberta Piket, piano; Mary Ann McSweeney, bass; and Claire Arenius, drums, perform songs written by famous female composers in the jazz, blues, and rock genres. In honor of Women's History Month, Planned Parenthood will talk about services provided to Northern New England. VT state senator Becca Balint (D) will talk about keeping high quality health care affordable and accessible. 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $18 ($23 at door). Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Damaris Concert: "Answering Love": Damaris' music features elements of contemporary folk, acoustic blues, and Appalachian mountain music. Her lyrics articulate life's challenges and questions in poetic imagery and universal language. 7 p.m. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Nomad vs. Settler: This young band plays music which is an invitation to dance. 7:30 p.m. $10 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


SAXTONS RIVER Ikebana Workshop: Learn the Japanese art of flower arranging with Antoinette Drouart. Materials provided. 3:30 p.m. $80 ($60 members). Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market : 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. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

BELLOWS FALLS The Cheshire Railroad--A Brief History: Alan Rumrill, director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene, NH, shares the history of the Cheshire Railroad which eventually ran from North Ashburham, MA to Bellows Falls, VT. The advent of the railroad changed the nature of life in this area of New England, making passenger travel faster and more comfortable. It also fueled industrial growth in towns all along the rail line. The Cheshire line, later acquired by the Fitchburg Railroad and then leased by the Boston & Maine Railroad, operated for more than 130 years. Learn how this technological marvel of the 1840s impacted the people and economy of this region. 1 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Youth Chess Tournament: For Kindergarten through 8th grade, all skills welcome. No players are eliminated and game boards will be provided. Led by Eric Strickland. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $5. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

DUMMERSTON Tour of Bunker Farm Sugarhouse: The Bunker Farm is a family-run Vermont farm that produces naturally raised meats, annuals, perennials, and maple syrup. The farm is also an agricultural educational center for students and the community and has 170 acres, 100 of which are woodlands. The old sugarbush, which the family brought back into production, is 16 acres, contains 1,100 taps, and includes beautiful old sugar maples that are more than 100 years old. The family also collects sap from a nearby leased property, setting 3300 taps. The new sugarhouse, converted from part of an old barn, has a Leader Special evaporator that is fired with wood harvested on the farm. Using sustainable tapping methods, combined with the latest in maple technology, the aim is to harvest sap in a way that will keep the sugarbush healthy and productive for many more generations. Sugar season at the Bunker Farm is a busy and fun time, and the family invites you to join the action. Watch the boiling process, visit with the farm animals, take a tour of the working sugarbush, and sample the delicious syrup, which won Best In Show at the 2016 Maplerama tasting competition. Sponsored by Windham Regional Woodlands Association. 10 a.m. Free. Bunker Farm, 857 Bunker Rd. Information: 802-387-2333; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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,

BRATTLEBORO Debtors Anonymous: For people who suffer from compulsive spending, chronic under earning, constant credit card debt, IRS problems, terminal vagueness about money and other financial issues. Debt coaches available. Free coffee. Saturdays. 10 a.m. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600.

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by live gentle music. Saturdays. 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). Yoga Locally, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, The Loft #A-209. Information: 802-275-4403; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance with live music. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginners, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

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