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Event listings for Sunday, April 9

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Eugene Onegin": The Metropolitan Opera HD Live: 12:30 p.m. $22, $10 students ($20 for MET Club Forever members). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "A Hero of Our Time" Bolshoi Ballet (Only in Cinemas): 1 p.m. $20; $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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

Ideas and education

S. NEWFANE Shamanism: A Multi-Faceted Guidepost for Addressing These Times of Change: We are witnessing the galvanization of the most powerful force of awareness, activism, and alteration toward co-creating a new world we have ever experienced. As we continue to watch that which is no longer sustainable fall away, we become positioned to combine our creativity with our spiritual foundation to help bring about all the beautiful changes we have dreamed. In this workshop, you will gain an introductory understanding of the meaning of Shamanism--the first spiritual practice of humanity, and how the wisdom teachings and practices of shamanism can effectively guide the transformation and healing of our world on personal, community, and planetary levels. This is the time to realize your purpose and take your place of power as a Luminous Warrior. Roberta Jones, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., is a full-mesa carrier and a graduate of The Four Winds Healing the Light Body School. Her practice, Reclaiming Self, incorporates 29 years of experience as a psychotherapist with her Shamanic training and initiations in the Peruvian Andes, the Amazon jungle, and Hawaii. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. $40. Three Penny Lodge, 492 Dover Rd. Register: 413-587-0045,

Celebrations, festivals, community meals

BRATTLEBORO Free Breakfast: Hot nutritious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, apple pancakes, potato pancakes, orange juice, fresh fruit, hash browns, and hot beverages. 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Free; donations welcome. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: 802-254-6731.


SAXTONS RIVER Hands On -- Celebrating Our Piano: Hugh Keelan and Special Guests: What do you do when someone gives you a Steinway piano? You enlist some of the area's finest musicians to play it. Keelan, music director and conductor of the Windham Orchestra, will be joined by Gudrun Weeks on violin; Peggy Spencer, viola; Pedro Pereira, cello; and Doug Cox, bass, for a performance of Schubert's Trout Quintet. 3 p.m. $15. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

MARLBORO Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Concert by Paul Cohen and Nicholas Burns: Cellist Paul Cohen has performed with ensembles such as Camerata Pacifica, Pacific Serenades, and the Apple Hill Chamber Players, and became a founding member of the New Hollywood String Quartet and appeared with them at numerous festivals including the Sedona Music Festival, Vermont Music Festival, Ventura Chamber Music Festival, and the 20th Century Festival in Santa Fe. He has also appeared on over 150 film scores, including Academy Award– and Golden Globe–winning scores by John Williams, Michael Nyman, and James Horner, and has appeared in numerous solo and collaborative recitals, including performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven’s Sonatas and the Bach Cello Suites. British Pianist Nicholas Burns has performed in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Germany, and the UK. His performances have been broadcast by BBC Radio and Radio Maribou, and he has recorded three critically acclaimed albums for Nimbus. He is most often heard alongside violinist Louisa Stonehill as part of the Steinberg Duo. This season marks his first appearances in New England, including a recital series at the Redfern Arts Centre at Keene State College, as well as the release of a new recording of violin sonatas by John Ireland, Franz Reizenstein, and Geoffrey Bush for Lyrita. Together, they will play a program of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Thuile. 3 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO CircusNEXT--Once Upon a Time: See The Stars of Tomorrow: Intermediate and Advanced Troupes invite you to join them in the castle to flip, fly, juggle, and tumble as they attempt to inspire laughter and joy in the royal child's heart. When an evil spell brings sadness to their child, the King and Queen will go to any lengths to find someone who can help and offer great rewards to the winner. NECCA's Youth Performance Troupe share their talents with trapeze, acrobatics, tumbling, unicycling, Chinese pole and more presented by youth age 7-18. noon - 4 p.m. in the Gym. $10, $5 under 12, free for under age 2, $25 VIP. New England Center for Circus Arts (at the Austine School), 130 Austine Dr. Information: 802-254-9780,

Community building

PUTNEY Mending Bee: Do you have a pile of nice wool socks with holes, favorite jeans that would be perfect if not for a rip in the knee, or sweaters with moth holes? Get assistance, or just company, in reviving them. Sewing machines, darning tools, knitting needles, and other repair and patching materials available. Skilled seamstresses will be present to offer advice and assistance. Tea will be served. Other menders are also welcome to join in. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Diana Moore. 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: Live music by the Fogues (Andy Davis on accordion, Laurie Indenbaum on fiddle, Larry Siegel on keyboard), with David Kaynor calling. Newcomers welcome. All dances taught and called. 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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