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Event listings for Friday, April 14, 2017

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "The Hot L Baltimore": The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town but now it has a date with the wrecking ball, and its residents--a rag-tag collection of down-and-outers living on the fringes of society--have just received their eviction notices. So begins the story of Lanford Wilson's play about the denizens of a dilapidated residential hotel in 1973 Baltimore. Directed by Hallie Flower. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Through Saturday, April 15, 2017. $13, $12 seniors, $10 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. BRATTLEBORO "A Midsummer Night's Dream": (See 4/13). . West Village Meeting House. .


BRATTLEBORO "Voices": "Voices" is an artistic framework focused on sounds, images, and language, providing a conceptual space in which a range of voices come forth to present their versions of truth and authenticity. Questions posed to the performers and audience: What are the various versions of truth we enact as we try to live an authentic life? What does being authentic mean amidst multiple selves? How the elements of image, sound and language can be brought together in service of diverse, individual visions of truth and authenticity in a time when these are threatened. Presented by Landmark College students and faculty along with artists from the Brattleboro area, this show and benefit is a collaboration between the Arts Council of Windham County and Landmark College. All proceeds will support non-profit, local independent media. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Through Saturday, April 15, 2017. $25, $10 for Vermont Independent Media members; free if you become a VIM member. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Info/Tickets:

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO A Weed Free Garden Begins Now: Mulch!: Master Gardener/Master Composter Cheryl Wilfong talks about how you can have a lot fewer weeds. Discussion about various types of mulch. Cheryl will bring perennials to give away. 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.


PUTNEY Club Night Fridays: Dance floor, light show, full bar, dinner, craft beer on tap, 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.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with And the Neighbors: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. And the Neighbors is an alt-country duo. 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.

GREENFIELD DJ Vibewise: 8 p.m. Free. Ages 18 and over only. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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

BRATTLEBORO Karaoke: The public is invited. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Free. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.

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

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 Geek Trivia: Different focus (such as Batman questions) every Friday. 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.

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. We're hoping for similar results with the BF TD Bank vigil. noon - 1 p.m., Main St., Brattleboro (signs available); 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Bellows Falls (bring your own signs). TD Bank (Bellows Falls), 22 Church St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,

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