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Event listings for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Jonas Cain presents "A Magical History Tour": This is an interactive show presenting "4,000 Years of Magic." Experience magic that once entertained ancient Egyptian Pharos, take part in a baffling card trick performed while escaping from a straightjacket, and witness firsthand a magic trick that a 19th century French magician once used to quell an Algerian rebellion by the Marabouts. 1 p.m. $12. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Tickets at the door or: 800-969-9778;

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Defending Your Life": This is an afterlife comedy starring Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks. Conversation follows. Presented by Taking Steps Brattleboro. 4 p.m. in Theater 3. Free. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GREENFIELD Jazz Sundays: The Green Street Trio: Paul Arslanian, George Kaye, and Jon Fischer. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. $8 ($10 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.


BRATTLEBORO Windham County Meeting With Lt. Governor David Zuckerman and Rep. Mollie Burke: Get an update on important issues facing our state. This meeting is open to the public and an opportunity to meet and ask questions of our newly elected Lt. Governor and State Rep. Hosted by Windham County Progressives and the Vermont Progressive Party. 4 p.m. -5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Soul Food Sundays: Meet other people of color from around the southern VT area. Eat food, talk, play games, whatever we like. Open only to self identified persons of color and their children. Bring a potluck dish to share; drinks and fusions welcome too. You do not have to make something to attend. This gathering is intended to bring together communities of color in the southern VT surrounding area, and is open to all folks who choose to identify as a person of color, indigenous, global majority, and their children. We're creating a safe space to build relationships, share information, support one another, and build our resources. Stop by and hang out. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Shela:

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts Workshops: (See 4/21). . New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium). .


W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: National self-help organization for families who have had a child die provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (usually the 3rd Sun. of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Mary Koon and Floyd Guyette. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Music by Nate Paine & Friends, with Mike Miller calling. All dances taught. Newcomers welcome. All dances taught and called. Please come fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 518-561-2594,

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