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Event listings for Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Day offered by the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community: Appraisers Richard Michelman, Kit Barry, Stephan Brandstatter, Charles Suss, and Bill Smith Auctions will evaluate and assess antiques and collectibles including books, sterling silver, silver plate, glass and art glass, china and pottery, fine art and signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, paper, ephemera including postcards, documents and photographs; small to medium-sized furniture, toys and dolls, Asian items, metalware, clocks, barometers & watches, small to medium sized rugs, tschotchkes, and more. No firearms, knives, ammunition, or other weaponry, and no large rugs or bulky furniture. 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. No admission charge. $5 per item (up to 6 items per person). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 802-380-9795,

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Deadline USA": With the role of a free press under attack, who better than Humphrey Bogart (a big-city newspaper editor whose paper is going under) to tell us about fake news, real news, and the importance of a free, open, honest, and fearless press. A discussion will be held afterwards led by Randy Holhut, deputy editor of The Commons. The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, Brooks Memorial Library, The Commons, and Latchis Theatre are collaboriating to begin a journalism film discussion series based on the importance of a free and impartial press and the role it plays in a democratic society. This is the first film in the series. 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Concert Choir: "Sanctuary": (See 5/20). . Centre Congregational Church. .

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum Opens for the Season: (See 5/20). . Estey Organ Museum. .

SAXTONS RIVER The Main Street Arts Hands On: Celebrating Our Piano: Four-time Grammy winner cellist Eugene Friesen performs with Hugh Keelan, pianist/violinist and music and conductor of the Windham Orchestra, in a program of pieces by composers Debussy, Schumann, and Friesen himself, with a touch of Brazil added for good measure. 3 p.m. $15. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

PUTNEY Putney Vaudeville: Featuring Kevin O’Keefe, known internationally for his work with Circus Minimus and CircusYoga. Putney Vaudeville is the ongoing project of director Rebecca Waxman and musician Peter Siegel of The Gaslight Tinkers. A showcase for first-class entertainment and community talent, the event includes a professional act, a rousing house band, assorted friends and neighbors displaying surprising talents, and good-natured audience engagement. 4 p.m. $12, $6 kids under 12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: John Levin: Sunday Sounds creates 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.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro School of Dance Annual Spring Concert: "Earth Dances": (See 5/19). . New England Youth Theatre. .

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

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