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Event listings for Saturday, March 4

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts: Circus Spectacular: This is NECCA's 7th Annual Outreach Fundraiser. Starring guest artists from circuses around the world, this is a unique opportunity to see some of today's most renowned high-flying aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers. All proceeds from this star-studded event support NECCA's outreach programming and student scholarships. 7:30 p.m. on 3/4, 1 p.m. on 3/5. Through Sunday, March 05. $15 to $50. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2719737.

PUTNEY Dance, Song, Stories about Water: Droplet Dance is performance art integrating dance, theater, acrobatics, weaving story and song into colorful threads that connect every heart and bring about awareness of water in our world. All choreography is created and danced by Molly Gawler, and she is often joined in performance by her husband Lao Gillam. The music is performed by Lissa Schneckenburger a fiddler and folk singer. Stories of water are collected and told by clown and storyteller, Nettie Lu Lane. Enjoy the mesmerizing circus apparatus called the Cyr Wheel, as well as a dance on roller skates, and toe-tapping fiddle music that will leave you with a smile. All ages are welcome. 7 p.m. $15, $8 for kids under 12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Creative Writing Group: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, others. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Local History Room (Mezzanine). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Exhibition of Works on Papers and Poems by Julia Zanes: Zanes often uses rich, deeply researched source material, such as fairy tales, fables and other historic narratives, as inspiration or as media that is directly collaged or integrated into her work. For this exhibition, she cut words directly from F. Hopkinson Smith's "Gondola Days," which became "an ingredient...the rest of the recipe was antique paper, gold, watercolors and gouache..." Zanes has created both the mixed media works on paper or "illuminated manuscripts," and poems she has "written" by assembling "whole sentences and sometimes words or letters.". 3/4: Opening reception, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Through Saturday, April 22. Free. The Emblem Museum, 21 Elliot St., 2nd fl. Make an appointment to be sure Emblem is open: zanesjulia@gmail.com.

Celebrations, festivals, community meals

GUILFORD Sugar on Snow Supper: Menu: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, sugar on snow, donuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk. Seatings: 5 p.m., 6 p.m, 7 p.m. $12, $5 ages 5-12; $2 kids 4 and under. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

GREENFIELD Indie Showcase: The Frost Heaves & Hales, Beach Honey, Ex-Temper: Frost Heaves and Hales is "a tangle of puns". Beach Honey is a rock n' roll quartet. Ex-Temper plays alt-rock. 8 p.m. $5. The Wheelhouse, 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Fundraising and awareness events

WEST DUMMERSTON Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Dummerston Community Center: Proceeds will assist with operating expenses for the Community Center. Kim Martin hosts the show with new spring products, recipes, demonstrations of many cooking needs, also hands-on-cooking and the tasting of spices, sauces, and rubs. There will be special drawings throughout. 12:55 p. m. - 2:55 p.m. Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Kim: 802-257-8602.

SAXTONS RIVER Dinner and Concert to Benefit Kenyan School: Wanda Salter is organizing the event to support the establishment of the first Kenyan preschool for children with special needs who currently have no access to early intervention services. The dinner will feature an authentic Kenyan menu based around ugali, a traditional dish made of cornmeal cooked in boiling liquid that is used to dip into other ingredients. A concert by blind accordionist Brent Buswell, playing a wide variety of music, including jazz, polkas, marches and Scandinavian, Christian and American standards, follows. 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. concert. $20 ($25 at door); $10 for concert only. Christs Church of Saxtons River, 24 Main St. Reservations: 802-869-2582.

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. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-258-7070; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Brunch for the Soul: A Benefit for Strolling of the Heifers: First Saturday of every month, Duo Restaurant, Brave Coffee, Grafton Village and Vermont Smoke & Cure participate in a benefit brunch for a different organization or non-profit to promote the farm-to-table movement, local agriculture, and outdoor-based education.The proceeds from this brunch will benefit the Strolling of the Heifers Farm to Table Culinary Apprenticeship Program, which provides culinary and nutrition training for veterans and underemployed people and job placement upon graduation. Menu: Roasted breakfast potatoes, Vermont Smoke & Cure bacon frittata, Roasted winter vegetable frittata with Grafton Village Cheese, Mixed Green Salad with grapefruit and parmesan, Brave Coffee and Tea. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Lounge. $12, $5 kids under 6. 75% goes directly to the organization. Duo Restaurant, 36 Main St. Information: 802-254-4141.

GUILFORD Cabin-Fever Barbecue and Concert with Tiokasin Ghosthorse: Ghosthorse is a Lakota flautist and teacher. This is benefit to help the Brattleboro Area Interfaith Youth Group travel to South Dakota to work with the Cheyenne River Sioux. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 children. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-2776.

Dance

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Champagne Jam: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794.

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