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Event listings for Friday, March 31, 2017


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

BRATTLEBORO Sunny Lowdown and his Ice Cream Men: Dance Party: Singer/guitarist Lowdown has worked with many blues and R&B artists in his lifetime, including John Lee Hooker, RL Burnside, Pinetop Perkins, and Big Jay McNeeley. The Ice Cream Men are Paul Nadeau (Sunny Keys), keyboard; Ben Carr (Sunny Tubs), drums; Luke Houk (Sunny Bottom), bass. 9 p.m. No cover. McNeills Brewery, 90 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-2553; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Music and Dancing: Every Friday. 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. No cover. Katys Great Food, 118 Main St. Information: 802-536-4196; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Newpoli -- World Music: Fundraiser for Center for New Americans: Performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures, Newpoli's originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood can be heard in every note. All ages. 8 p.m. $15 ($18 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 The Brattleboro Swing Trio: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. The Brattleboro Swing Trio play classic swing, along with some jazz and blues (guitar, sax, and clarinet). 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.

GUILFORD "Let Justice Roll Down": Benefit Concert & Sing Along: This concert will provide an opportunity for many across the area to stand together for the rights of those facing serious threats to their safety, rights and dignity. The event is a benefit for Black Lives Matter VT and the Root Social Justice Center. It will celebrate the work that many regional groups are doing for social justice. The concert features Lea Gilmore, a blues-gospel singer and civic activist, plus Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, musicians. The Guilford Community Church Choir and the vocal ensemble House Blend will also perform. This is one of six similar concerts being held across the Northeast. 7:30 p.m. $20, $5 under 18. (Suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds). Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Tickets: 413-256-8596,,

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 Southwest Black Bean Chili. 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 Geek Trivia: A different focus (such as Batman questions) each Friday night. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Positive Geek, 12 Flat St. Information: 802-258-2808; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Pain-free Without Pills: Yoga Can Help: Emily Wiadro, local yoga therapist and proprietor of healixyoga, discusses yoga and how it can assist your journey toward ease in your body without pain medication. Got questions? Got fears? Never thought yoga might be for you? Let's talk about it. 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.


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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