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Event listings for Saturday, May 13

Performing arts

DUMMERSTON "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee": (See 5/12). . Evening Star Grange. .

Music

BRATTLEBORO "Der Rosenkavalier": 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 The 90th All State Music Festival: (See 5/11). . Brattleboro Union High School.

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, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Disney's "Alice in Wonderland Jr": (See 5/12). . New England Youth Theatre. .

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Co-op Producer of the Month: Tom Knows Salsa: Meet the TOM behind Tom Knows Salsa! Tom Knows Salsa is our featured Producer in the "Food For Thought" monthly newsletter. noon - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net.

BELLOWS FALLS Friends' Annual Plant Sale at Rockingham Library: Purchase some of the area's finest plants at great prices. Held on the day before Mother's Day, it's the perfect opportunity to bring something special home to Mom. Perennials, annuals, bulbs, shrubs and ornamental grasses will all be available. Organic herbs and vegetables will also be ready for pick up and planting. Expert gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions. Flat Iron Exchange will provide coffee. Other refreshments will be available. Bring your kids for the free craft activities. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

ACWORTH Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue's 10th Anniversary Celebration Open House: Hug mini donkeys, admire a medley of mules, and kiss a mammoth donkey. Live music, kid activities, positive training demonstrations, refreshments, a huge inventory of donkey related merchandise in the new store, and kisses from gentle mammoth donkey, Louise, and hugs and ear scratches from the farm's friendly mini-donkey herd. New England’s only non-profit donkey and mule rescue is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing donkeys and mules and has been a resource for providing training and educational opportunities to enhance the equine-animal bond, with a specific focus on the needs of long ears. SYALE provide housing, feed, veterinary care, companionship and necessary training for up to 40 donkeys and mules a year. Many animals arrive with physical issues, have not had much human interaction/training or are feral having been rounded up from the western range. Ann Firestone and her corps of volunteers tend to the needs of the animals to help them become more adoptable and eventually find a perfect placement and home of their own. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue, 23 Sawmill Rd. Information: syaler2017@gmail.com, www.saveyourassrescue.org.

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts ProTrack Circus Graduates Performance: Before they leave to dazzle audiences around the world, come see "Wayward Ladies' Finishing School—A Circus Show" featuring trapeze, contortion, juggling, cyr wheel, and other high flying talents. NECCA ProTrack students train in the fundamentals of contemporary circus--dance, theater, acrobatics, and circus arts. Each student chooses two acts to develop. Working with Director Aimee Hancock, a NECCA Faculty coach and acclaimed aerialist who toured internationally with Cirque Eloize, the students created a themed show around their graduation presentations. They'll go on to work with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros, 7 Fingers, Cirque Eloize, Circa, European cabarets, and circus cruises. (Repeats 5/19 and 5/20) . Sat: 7:30 p.m., Sun: 3 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Through Sunday, May 14. $15, $8 youth under 12, $25 VIP. New England Center for Circus Arts (at the Austine School), 130 Austine Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND 8th Annual Spring Into Health 5K: This Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy a morning of healthy, family-friendly fun. Professionally timed for competitors. Open to all, whether you run, jog, walk, roll, or stroll. Course is 3.1 miles, mainly flat, along Grafton Road (Rte 35). Fun Run for kids under 8. Sponsored by People's United Bank and Grace Cottage Hospital. 5/11: Pre-register until noon. 5/13: registration starts at 7:45 a.m., 5K: 8:30 a.m., Fun Run: 9:15 a.m. $12, $5 kids (17 and under). Townshend Common. Information: 802-365-9109.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by live gentle music. Saturdays. 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and Crafts

BRATTLEBORO Make Your Own Mother's Day Gifts: Glass flower and/or carved plate. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. $40/$50 ($90 for both). Fulcrum Arts Center, Rte. 30, 485 West River Rd. Register/more info: FireArtsVT.com, www.fireartsvt.com/make-your-own.html.

BELLOWS FALLS Artistic Embroidery with Cindy: Cindy will teach a variety of stitches on a variety of media: printed fabric, drawn images, paper, antique linens, and more. Create practical items such as tea towels as well as works of art. Basic supplies included in tuition cost. Bring your own and there will be more for sale. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $45. Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110, www.immanuelretreat.org.

Dance

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, jean@sp1@ne.rr.com.

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