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Event listings for Monday, March 6, 2017

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Auditions for "The Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": This musical, presented by Vermont Theatre Company, is the story of an eclectic group of six youngsters (overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves) who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The stage director is Bob Kramsky and Ryan Buck is music director. (Performance dates are 5/4-5/7 and 5/11-5/14.). 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium (enter from the auditorium's front doors). Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Bob Kramsky:

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Jean Cherouny on "Art and Emotion Storm My World: What is...What could be?": Cherouny creates art for social change. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-7221,


PUTNEY Yellow Barn Residency Concert: "Faithful to the Spirit": Works by Brahms, Dvorak, and Chausson. Marisa Gupta, piano; Maria Wlosczczowska, violin; Rosalind Ventri, viola; Jonathan Dormand, cello. Despite the interest in historical performance, mainstream performers have largely ignored the hardest evidence of all: early recordings. These performances may tell us something about the spirit of music making that a composer's words and notation cannot. 8 p.m. $18, $16 seniors, $9 students. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Ukelele Jams: All players are welcome, whether or not you’ve participated in the local groups. Beginner friendly. Players are encouraged to bring music stands and songs to share. 11 a.m. - noon. Latchis 4 Gallery, 50 Main St.


BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. (1st Monday of every month). 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (arrive at 5:15 p.m.). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Body in Harmony/Bodhifit, 22 High St. Information: 802-246-0220; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO College 101: For Parents: Are you concerned about how to help your rising junior or senior apply to college? Want a timeline or some tips? Come to this meeting that will cover the basics of what a parent needs to understand about the college process. Facilitated by Julia Taylor, an independent college counselor and high school educator, this workshop includes a glimpse at the common application, a checklist for parents, tips for helping your teen take charge of the application process, and good resources from VSAC to websites. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DOVER Pre-School Storytime: Following the read-aloud, children are invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity related to the theme of stories presented. Mondays. 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Through Monday, May 08, 2017. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Brave Bears Camp : Fun, hands-on indoor and outdoor experiences that cultivate a deeper relationship with the natural world. Kids (ages 6-9) should bring a hearty bagged snack, lunch, a water bottle carried in a backpack, and wear appropriate late winter clothing and gear for a day of adventure. 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. $30. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Gong Specialist & Sound Alchemist: Two 21-minute immersions with a break in between for stretching, reflection, discussion, refreshment. Mats, pillows, bricks, cushions, eye pads are all supplied. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (arrive 5 to 15 min. early). $10 to $25 suggested donation. Healixyoga, 452 S. Main St. Stephan Brandstatter:

BRATTLEBORO Bonebuilders -- An Osteoporosis Prevention Program: (See 3/3). . Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. .

BRATTLEBORO Come Pray for America: Are you unhappy with the events in this country? Are you an activist? We will say prayers for America. All are welcome. With Lisa Blake. 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.

Community building

PUTNEY Women Under Capitalism: Brattleboro Solidarity is offering this four-week study group to explore how capitalism affects women's lives and how we can work to fight back. Women's lives are under attack--from health to reproductive rights, violence, harassment, and overall sexism, women in the U.S. have much to fight for. The derogatory rhetoric from the pre- and post-Trump election cycle threatened many and propelled people across the globe to join on January 21 to rally against bigotry and stand up for human rights. The Women's March on Washington, the day after inauguration, was to send a message in large part that women's rights are human rights. It became the largest rally in U.S. history, joined by 5 million worldwide to march and speak out. Dinner will be served. (Participants are asked to commit to all 4 Mondays.) . 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Through Monday, March 27, 2017. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Sign up:

BRATTLEBORO The Inclusion Center: Bring your lunch. Ann Braden from the Local Love Brigade Vermont joins us making cards and more to respond to meanness with love. Writing Group: "Walking down the road.". 11:30 lunch, noon: Love Brigade, 2 pm. writing. Parking at the Gathering Place and next door at the Elks. Free. The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St. Information:

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