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Event listings for Saturday, April 15, 2017

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "The Hot L Baltimore": (See 4/14). . New England Youth Theatre. .

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.

GREENFIELD Book Launch: "Poet's Seat Silver Anniversary Anthology": 3 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

GREENFIELD Art Show Opening: Nina Rossi and Jon Bander with Music from She Said: Jon Bander shows his artwork for the first time (he enjoys the almost limitless possibilities of welding various discarded objects together to make something new) in an exhibit that also features paintings and sculpture made by his mother, Nina Rossi (working in wood, cloth, metal, paint, paper, and domestic detritus). Artist's reception and music provided by the She Said band on 4/15. 4/15: 6 p.m. reception. Through Tuesday, May 09, 2017. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO "Voices": (See 4/14). . Through Saturday, April 15, 2017. Hooker-Dunham Theater. .

Ideas and education

ALSTEAD Beekeeping Workshop: Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will discuss early spring management: locating apiaries, equipment, handling bees, feeding syrup and supplements, making nuclei, reversing, and requeening. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $35. Eighteen Maclean Road, 18 Maclean Rd. Registration required: 603-756-9056; Click to e-mail for more information.

Celebrations and festivals

DOVER Annual Poetry & Pie Eating Event: Poets and non-poets are welcome for a delightful afternoon of poems and pie. Bring a pie to share and your poem(s). 12 noon. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Sugar on Snow Dinner: Enjoy a great dinner and support the Guilford Volunteer Fire Dept. 2 seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $12, $5 ages 6-12, $2 ages 5 and under. Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Guilford Ctr. Rd. Reservations: 802-254-4413; Click to e-mail for more information.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Geeky Double Feature: Classic sci-fi and fantasy movies every Saturday. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free. Positive Geek, 12 Flat St. Information: 802-258-2808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

SAXTONS RIVER "Portrait in Four-Part Harmony": A documentary about the Kim Loo Sisters: A singing quartet dubbed the Chinese Andrew Sisters was all the rage in the '30s and '40s. Through videotaped interviews with the bi-racial sisters Alice, Maggie, Jenee and Patricia, Leslie Li has created an homage to love and loyalty among siblings whose roots are Chinese but whose reality is American, while shedding light on issues such as cultural identity, immigration, discrimination, race, and gender. Li, a former resident of Saxtons River, is the daughter of one of the Kim Loo Sisters. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation to Main Street Arts. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILLIAMSVILLE "The Passion of Joan d'Arc": This is a 1928 French silent film featuring the premiere performance of an original soundtrack performed live on piano by Dan DeWalt. The Guardian ranks this Joan d'Arc as the very best silent film ever made. Although 90 years old, the cinematography is gripping with its sparse intensity. The dialogue uses the actual questions and answers exchanged between Joan and her persecutors, as they excoriate her for dressing like a man and being true to her faith. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. By donation (to raise funds for Williamsville Hall). Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD "Vermont Memories" (Part 2): The movie begins immediately following Senior Lunch. 1 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-6545.


GREENFIELD Creacion Latin Big Band: Twenty-piece band. Playing son, salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and bolero styles, there is an open floor for dancers. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month) . 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Ben Mitchell and Deborahanne Mayer: Folk Country: Dinner concert. 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Donations for music appreciated. Katys Great Food, 118 Main St. Reservations recommended: 802-536-4196; Click for more info on Web in new window.


S. LONDONDERRY Computer Classes: Marc provides one-on-one instruction and encourages participants to help each other. He will help you with writing with WORD, making a spreadsheet with X-cell, emails, and saving or forwarding attachments and images—whatever it is that you specifically want to learn. Bring your laptop, digital device, or tablet. 7:15 p.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Sign-up encouraged: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

GRAFTON Earth Day Celebration: "Vermont Wildlife: The Working Landscape Edition": Will Danforth gets the show started with songs of nature before introducing the main event. Then enjoy a multi-media presentation with wildlife expert Mike Clough with live wild animal guests from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Discover how the history of farming and forestry has changed the landscape and the species that live on it. Stick around to enjoy a piece of Earth Day cake with Mike Clough, who will answer questions. Then take a short walk to explore The Nature Museum's exhibits and interactive displays. Sponsored by the Windham Foundation. 10 a.m. $8, $10 at door, free for kids age 5 and up. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Pre-registration recommended: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Lost River Racial Justice Ready Response Team: When there's a national call to action, a racist incident that we need to respond to, or a request for support from Vermonters of color doing racial justice work--we are prepared to act. Our approach includes embracing imperfection, being ready but not racing, and employing a diversity of tactics. We're currently focusing on supporting the passage of the Racial Justice Reform Bill and the full implementation of the Fair and Impartial Policing legislation. 10 a.m. - noon. Free:. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:


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

BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: West Coast Swing: Refreshments. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $15 lesson and dance, $10 dance only. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Ray Warren: 802-365-0233,

PUTNEY Zumba Fitness: Cardio dance to Latin and world music. No experience necessary. Every Saturday. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $8, free for ages 14 and under. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Rachael Shaw: 802-869-3184.

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