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Event listings for Saturday, April 29, 2017

Performing arts

PUTNEY Sandglass Theater: "Babylon": (See 4/28). . Next Stage Arts Project. .

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Making Meaning of Memory: Memoir Writing Workshop: With author Elayne Clift. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Pre-registration required: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Guilford Community Church Annual Book Sale: An extensive selection of current books will be for sale. This fundraiser aids the church in supporting many human service organizations, both locally and globally. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Pat Haine: 802-257-0626,

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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Free Community Screening of "Major!": This film follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old Black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years. This film's screening, the first in VT, is a collaboration between Green Mountain Crossroads and Lost River Racial Justice. Donations will be shared with Miss Major's Circle of Care as well as Green Mountain Crossroads and The Root Social Justice Center. 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Dinner Music: Dancing hands, Marimba and bass, Jazz and improv, Brad Hammond, Eric Rhomberg. 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.

BRATTLEBORO Adam O'Farrill and the Stranger Days band: Original music influenced by literature and cinema, informed by the jazz tradition. Adam O'Farrill, trumpet and compositions; Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, saxophones; Walter Stinson, bass; Zack O’Farrill, drums. 8 p.m. $20, $15 students with I.D., educational discounts available. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Kevin Parry: Classic blues, folk and rock on acoustic, electric and resonator guitars. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Ricks Tavern, 386 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4310,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO International Tabletop Gaming Day: Steve Jackson Games, the creators of Munchkin, will be here leading a game of Munchkin Pathfinder. Prizes and giveaways. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free admission. Positive Geek, 12 Flat St. Information: 802-258-2808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Box Banjo Making Workshop: The Box Banjo is a classic homemade instrument. The idea of "spiking" a stick through a resonating container and adding strings is universal and age old. Many of the earliest instruments in history used this basic but effective construction. In this case, a pine stick is first passed through a small cardboard box. Two nylon fishing line strings are added using eye screws for tuners. Once the strings are tensioned, it is ready to play. Decoration makes each instrument unique. This is an instrument that can make real music. All ages welcome. Dennis Waring is an ethnomusicologist, instrument maker, educator and performer. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. $25. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. Pre-registration required:,

BRATTLEBORO Free Day at KidsPLAYce: Come and play. This is a community built, story book-themed, indoor play space for children and families. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Let us know if you need a day of play, a family membership or other assistance in your parenting journey. During April, Windham County Safe Place Child Advocacy Center has set up a make your own blue pinwheel activity to promote awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Make one, take one, and add to our outdoor blue pinwheel display supporting safe and healthy children and families. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Open House at Brooks Memorial Library: Take a tour in celebration of recent renovations. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a seek-and-find raffle with prizes. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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.

BRATTLEBORO Transcendental Meditation: Karen Sugden talks about proven health benefits from transcendental meditation for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and heart health. 11 a.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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

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.

MARLBORO "Dances in the Rough": Enjoy dances conceived, choreographed, and performed by Marlboro's dance students. 7:30 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance with live music by Jill Newton, Laurie Indenbaum, and Larry Siegel. All dances taught. All ages and skill levels. No partner necessary. Called by David Kaynor. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginners, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

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