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Event listings for Sunday, March 26

Music

BELLOWS FALLS Contemporary Modal Music: Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma: The modal music that Ross Daly explores almost seems to exist outside time, weaving strands from so many parts of the world and combining past, present, and future together in gliding, mesmerizing melodies. He is a master of the Mediterranean lyra, a bowed fiddle. Modal music is based around tones or modes rather than Western scales. It covers a region that stretches from the north west of Africa to west China. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $8 to $17 in advance. Stone Church Center/Immanuel Episcopal Church, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Jazz Sundays: The Argiro Quintet: 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $15 ($18 at door). The Arts Block, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Eventide Singers: Easing the end-of-life journey is Eventide’s essential mission. The Eventide Singers are volunteers who offer songs of hope and comfort for the ill, homebound, dying, their families, and others who may benefit from the healing gift of music. Two speakers will share their experience of Eventide singing for their loved ones. This benefit concert is a way of thanking the Church for hosting Eventide rehearsals. 3 p.m. $12 to $15 suggested donation. First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 Silver St. Information: 413-774 5828, joetoritto@yahoo.com.

BRATTLEBORO Windham Orchestra Offers Beethoven's Heroic and Sublime Works: Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and "Eroica" Symphony No. 3. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $5 to $50. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets: 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org.

Fundraising and awareness events

PUTNEY Spin for the Putney General Store!: With the help of the Putney Historical Society, a plan is in place for the Putney General Store to reopen soon. With Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio hosting, riding begins in a series of one-hour blocks. You can reserve a bike for one or as many blocks as you want. Each hour segment equals a $20 donation. Spinning experience is not necessary. You can take advantage of all the ride has to offer, or you can just sit and pedal at your own pace while you raise money. The music will be great, you’ll get some exercise and have fun with friends from town. 9 a.m. Free. Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio, 601 Bellows Falls Rd. Sign-up: 802-380-9137, spin@hotwheelzcycle.com. www.hotwheelzcycle.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Cardboard Explosion!: Cardboard Explosion! brings original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show. Cardboard Explosion was created in Puppet Showplace Theater's Incubator program with funding support from the Jim Henson Foundation, the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust, and the Sakharoff Family Trust. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

NEWFANE West River Railroad Soup Fest and Silent Auction: This event will help raise funds for the Historical Society of Windham County's restoration of the 1880 Newfane Railroad Station as a Museum of the West River Railroad and annex to the Windham County Museum in Newfane. Restaurants bringing soups to you include Whetstone Station (Brattleboro), Top of the Hill Grill (Brattleboro), Rick's Tavern (Newfane), Townshend Country Inn (Townshend), Harmonyville Store (Townshend), Dam Diner (West Townshend), Bitter Sweet Memories Cafe (Wardsboro), D&J Jamaica Grocery (Jamaica), Fran's Kitchen (Winhall), The New American Grill (South Londonderry). Silent auction. An exhibit of the West River Railroad's "36 Miles of Trouble" will be on display. 4 p.m. auction and 50/50 raffle; 5:30 p.m. soup, bread supper and desserts. $5. NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30. Information: 802-365-7698, www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Diana Moore. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Music by the Moving Violations (Van Kaynor on fiddle, Ron Grosslein on fiddle, Eric Eid-Reiner on keyboard), with Steve Zakon-Anderson calling. All dances taught. Carry in clean, soft-soled dancing shoes that are not your street shoes. This is a fragrance-free dance. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 518-561-2594, brattcontra.org.

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