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Event listings for Sunday, May 14

Performing arts

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

Celebrations and festivals

GUILFORD Mother's Day Brunch: All-you-can-eat eggs and omelettes made to order, pancakes, French toast, Guilford maple syrup, fruit salad, homemade baked goods. 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. No reservations necessary. $12, $10 seniors; $5 up to age 12; free for under age 2. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-1961.

Music

GREENFIELD Jazz Sundays: Evelyn Harris & Khalif Neville: 5 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 Brattleboro Women's Chorus: "Sing, My Sister": In this annual Mother's Day concert, 90 women sing under the direction of Becky Graber and are joined by guest musicians Cathy Martin, Julian Gerstin, Lisa Newell, Ben James, and Lisa McCormick and the Ukulele Orchestra. 4 p.m. $12, $10 student/senior, $20 generous. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-8994, www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org.

Recreation

GUILFORD Guilford Conservation Commission Walk on Mother's Day: We will hike from the Sweet Pond parking area uphill to the Class 4 Borkowski Road. Then we'll head north through mature woodlands to the wetland area at the northern end of the road. Bob Engel, retired Marlboro College biology professor, will help us identify birds, by sight or sound, and we'll look at spring ephemerals. This part of Guilford has a spectacular cellar hole, vernal pool, and beaver pond. 8 a.m. - 9:30 or 10 a.m. depending on side trips. Meet at Sweet Pond parking area. Free. Guilford Conservation Commission, 236 School Rd. Information: 802-254-2103, karen.shaun.murphy@gmail.com.

Kids and families

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

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: Grass Path (Beverly Ketch, Jenifer Gelinuea, Joel, Shannon Ketch, Ted Lee, and Willie Gussin): Sunday Sounds intends to create an inclusive place for the community to gather in a communion of contemplation that transcends religious, philosophical and political differences. Sunday Sounds will feature one performer each week who will interpret this concept freely. This is a wordless event. Quiet will be an active partner to the sounds created by a variety of guests artists. The goal is to release people from the constant churning of their individual lives to share an experience of self-reflection, rumination and day-dreaming in the presence of great music and art. offering individuals the inverse of the way that live music is generally consumed--at bar shows. 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Live music by Chimney Swift (Daniel Raine on cittern, Zoe Madonna on accordion, Cecile Leroy on cello, and Yaron Shragai on recorder, whistle, and doumbek). Michael Kernan calling. All dances taught. Newcomers welcome. 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, brattcontra.org.

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