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Event listings for Friday, March 3, 2017

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE "The Natural Order of Things" : Photographic exhibit by Alexis Doshas. Reception 3/4. Tues., Wed., Fri: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thurs. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat.10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Reception 3/4: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, March 31, 2017. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Gallery Walk Pop-Up Exhibit to Depict January 21st Women's March and Future Action: Community interactive photographic exhibit by Brattleboro area residents who participated in the January 21 Women's Marches. Anyone may participate. Bring a favorite photo or two (any size, any paper) of your "March" and 2 clothespins per photo. Most of the photos will be displayed on wire lines under designated geographic headings: Brattleboro, Montpelier, Washington, D.C., Greenfield and Boston, MA, etc. Collages, signs, posters and pink hats are also welcome. Attach a short synopsis of your experience (optional). Meet others who may be interested in taking future action, share ideas on how to move forward, and learn about what is already planned locally and nationally. Stop by to participate or just to view the exhibit. 3/3: doors open at 4 p.m. (there will be assistance with hanging); 3/4: remove items you want returned 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Peter Havens Restaurant, 32 Elliot St. Ro: 802-380-0284.

Local media

WALPOLE "Rudyard Kipling Revisited" with Jackson Gillman: Rudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New England where he built his dream house--Naulakha--in Dummerston, now preserved as a Landmark Trust property. It was there that he penned "The Jungle Book" and other classics. Although Kipling was an intensely private individual, Gillman's portrayal provides an inside look at the writer's experience in New England and some of the controversy surrounding this complex man. Part lecture, part living history, part storytelling, this talk includes a selection of the classic Just So Stories. With a storytelling career that began in 1978, Gillman has gone on to be a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival. Since 2000, Jackson has portray "Rudyard-Residence" at Presented by the Walpole Historical Society. 7 p.m. Free. Walpole Town Hall, Elm St. Information: 603-756-3672.


GREENFIELD Doug Hewitt Group & Now's The Time: Doug Hewitt Group: Hewitt, guitar and vocals; Mitch Pine, piano; Mark Sims, bass; Alan Kurtz, drums; Alex Meisner, sax. Now's The Time is a jazz sextet consisting of alto saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, keyboard, upright bass, and drums. They play a vibrant, uptempo brand of swinging modern jazz drawing heavily on hard bop standards, utilizing improvisation and horn arrangements. Some composers in their repertoire include Duke Pearson, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter and Dexter Gordon. 8 p.m. $5 ($7 at door). Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Never Been to Spain & The Secondary Messengers: Never Been to Spain features vocals by Frances Rahaim with Joe Velez on piano, Dominic Poccia on sax and clarinet, and David Elvin on upright bass. This eclectic group will be performing jazz standards and blues and more. Secondary Messengers features music composed by former members of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers such as Horace Silver, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, and others. Band members include Dave Bilodeau on trumpet, Dominic Poccia on baritone sax, Mike Stamm on piano, Mark Dunlap on bass, and Bill Matthews on drums. 7:30 p.m. NBTS; 9 p.m. Secondary Messengers. $7 ($10 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.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with One Part Luck: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. One Part Luck are a duo that plays original songs in the country, folk style. They accompany themselves on banjo, guitar and bass and sing with lots of great harmony. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie; donations are appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Big Woods Voices: Benefit Performance for The Brattleboro Women's Chorus : The Voices are: soprano Amanda Witman, co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing with Tony Barrand; alto Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene; tenor Will Danforth, singer-songwriter and traditional acoustic artist; and bass Alan Blood, long-time member of countless area groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend. 8 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Jazz Fridays: 3 Stephen Page Trio: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Lounge. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Fahey's Fields on St. Patrick's Day: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Fahey's Fields plays Celtic music. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie; donations are appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story (or a few) and make a healthy snack together with a Brattleboro Food Co-op volunteer. Fridays. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free and open participation, but KidsPlayce fees apply if you want to stay and play afterwards. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Co+op Basics Recipes: Feed four for under $10 with delicious dishes. This week it's Black Bean and Fakin' Bacon Soup. You can afford to eat well. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Demo Counter, across from the Deli. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-246-2821,


BRATTLEBORO Bonebuilders -- An Osteoporosis Prevention Program: Light arm and ankle weights stem the effects of osteoporosis, increase muscle tone, improve balance, and enhance energy and well-being. Fridays and Mondays. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., in the Exercise Room (Main Building). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-254-7515.

BRATTLEBORO In Our Own Voice: Education and Recovery Program: Offered by trained presenters who are living full and productive lives while personally overcoming the challenges of their mental illness. This program shares practical information about mental illness and engage the audience with brave and gripping personal journeys that touch on the various phases of recovery including Dark Days, Acceptance, Treatment, Coping Skills, and Successes, Hopes, and Dreams. 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.

BELLOWS FALLS Kathy Leo and Hallowell: Shared readings from Kathy Leo's new book, "On the Breath of Song, The Practice of Bedside Singing for the Dying," offering guidance and insight into the practice of singing for the dying and their families through the telling of true stories and over a decade of experience in song and spirit with the hospice choir Hallowell. Hallowell will sing songs used at bedside sings and offer guidance for community conversation and discussion about end of life care, grief, loss, and joy. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS TD Bank Vigil (Bellows Falls and Brattleboro): These peaceful vigils in front of the Brattleboro and Bellows Falls branches of TD Bank are intended to both inform our fellow citizens about and to protest the bank's financial support of tar sands and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Most importantly, the vigil is an act of public solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are taking a courageous and principled stand to affirm their treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and the protection of their lands, waters, cultural and sacred sites. We are also calling out the State of VT for its extensive financial involvement with TD which is at odds with its energy policy. In fiscal year 2014, for example, the State deposited almost 70% of its unrestricted cash in TD Bank (over $230 million based on average end-of-day balances) and during the 2-year period of FY13 and FY14, the state paid TD Bank almost $1.5 million in fees. The weekly Friday vigil at the Brattleboro branch has been highly successful in terms of educating people and convincing many to close their accounts or otherwise cease doing business with TD. As we initiate the BF TD Bank vigil, we are hoping for similar results. noon - 1 p.m., Main St., Brattleboro; 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 22 Church St. in Bellows Falls. TD Bank (Bellows Falls), 22 Church St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,


BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: East Coast Swing: This dance comes from early rock and roll. No partner needed. Carry shoes to dance in. Refreshments. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $10 for lesson and dance. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233,

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