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Event listings for Saturday, April 8

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "The Hot L Baltimore": (See 4/7). . New England Youth Theatre. .

PUTNEY Bread & Puppet Theater: "Faust 3," a new play, is a rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethe's epic verse drama. It draws the public through a dreamlike succession of scenes depicting various aspects of proletarian experience in our time: from refugee migration, to the ubiquity of the gun; from the hunger that accompanies food product diversity, to the daily experience of factory workers, the rebellion of prisoners, and the adoration of the sun. Played by a small hand-puppet, darting between the hopper and the spout of a giant grain mill. A phalanx of black folding chairs menaces the masses with its resolutions of pity. The arms of a giant blue embracing puppet fill the stage. Lubberland choral dancers hop, wiggle, and whistle. And a purple brass band arrives to jitter levity into the feet of the population. 7:30 p.m. $15 (no one is turned away for lack of funds). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Peter Mendelsund: "The Psychology of Perception": Mendelsund is a designer, speaker, and author. Formerly head of the design team at Knopf Publishing House, he is the founder of New Directions Design House in New York City and the author of "What We See When We Read" and "Cover." He will talk about the psychology of perception, sharing images from his upcoming book, "The Art of the 20th c. Novel," and doing a debut reading from "Same, Same," an experimental novel which will be released later this year. His talk will be followed by a group conversation. 6 p.m. $10. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: lcmendelsund@gmail.com.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Off the Beaten Path: "The Red Turtle": This dialogue-less film which follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. 4 p.m. Through Sunday, April 09. $7 to $9. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Play It With Your Face": Short Films about Rock Stars: Starring German rock band Lesion and lead singer Dr. Gustave Hurtz. Fascinating and hilarious. 7:30 p.m. - 9:20 p.m. $5. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: www.lesionallevil.com.

Music

DUMMERSTON Youth Services Annual Gala and Silent Auction with The Butterfly Swing Band: This event includes a murder mystery dinner. Enjoy classic swing and early jazz for dancing and listening. Hot classic swing grooves from the '20s, '30s and '40s, with Joe LoMonaco on drums; Jon Oltman, upright bass; Scott Sizer, trumpet, harmonica and vocals; Mark Anagnostopulos, guitar and vocals; and Walter Slowinski, clarinet, sax and vocals. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. event, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. music. $85 per ticket ($55 tax-deductible). Dummerston Center Grange and Church, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: www.youthservicesinc.org.

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Jazz Center: Eight Concerts and Five Educational Presentations on Solo Jazz Piano: (See 4/7). . Vermont Jazz Center. .

VERNON Piano Concert with Kristjon Imperio: Light refreshments follow. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Adventist Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Hwy. Information: 802-254-5088; Click to e-mail for more information.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO Free Class for Adults: Ferments, Ferments, Ferments: Some fermented foods are complicated to make and take a long time to process. But a fruit kvass can be put together in under 3 minutes and fermented mayonnaise and ketchup can be made in 10 or 15 minutes. Learn how with Celeste Longacre, author of "Celeste's Garden Delights." See how easy and inexpensive it is to provide yourself and your family with tremendous immune system support. Samples will be provided for tasting these delicious, healthy and vital foods. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Stamp, Postcard /Sports Card and Comic Book: Coins, currency, stamps, comic books and sports cards. Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. Fun for the whole family. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274, pepsijoseph@yahoo.com.

Kids and families

S. LONDONDERRY Make Easter Bonnets and Festive Decorations: With artist Casey Junker Bailey. 10:30 a.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Core Movement Integration Beginners Class: Learn to move more easily, improve posture, and reduce pain. Wednesdays. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, May 31. First class is free. $100 for 8-week series and $10 for instruction manual. Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave. Kimi Hasegawa: 802-246-1092, kimi@coreintegrationvt.com.

PUTNEY "Spiral of Light": This store is a new local source for herbs, teas, tinctures, essential oils, jewelry, books, New Age, Fair Trade gifts, and more. Every other Saturday it offers a meditative space to bathe in healing light. With Eric Tackeff. noon - 1 p.m. Donations appreciated. Nightingale Upstairs, 126 Main St. Information: 617-901-5135, www.nightingaleupstairs.com.

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.

Dance

GUILFORD Square Dance: Bob Livingston, caller, Falltown String Band. This is a benefit for Guilford Center Stage. 7 p.m. (Broad Brook Grange, upstairs). $10, $5 kids under 12, $25 family max. Guilford Center Stage, Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Ctr. Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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