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Event listings for Saturday, May 6, 2017

Performing arts

GUILFORD "Our Enemy's Cup": (See 5/5). . Guilford Center Stage. .

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

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Reception for Rich Ray: "The Face of Love": 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Pierre Bensusan: Acoustic Guitar: Pierre Bensusan, from France, is on a 40-date tour of the US and Canada and is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player" by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. His manner of playing defies classification and he makes a single guitar sound like an entire band. 7:30 p.m. $20. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Billy Childs Quartet: Billy Childs, jazz pianist and composer; Dayna Stephens, saxophone; Hans Glawischnig, acoustic bass; and Ari Hoenig, drums, perform original jazz and highly arranged standards promoting their new recording, "Rebirth.". 8 p.m. $20,$15 students with I.D. Contact VJC about educational discounts. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND Bard Owl: T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger deliver sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, old tunes and new. noon - 3 p.m. Free. Townshend Common.

PUTNEY "Music Shades of Blue"--American Roots & Blues Music Series: Legendary guitarist and Grammy Award nominee Duke Robillard--whose work with his own band and those of Bob Dylan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Gordon, Tom Waits, and other top artists, has earned him countless awards-- will play with his band. 7:30 p.m. $22 ($25 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Historic Window Restoration Workshop: This interactive workshop will include a discussion of: Restoring historic windows versus replacing them; The history of windows; Lead and asbestos issues; A hands-on demonstration of how to remove the sash from the frame, paint stripping, glazing and painting. Talk and demonstration with Sally Fishburn. Sponsored by the Rockingham Historical Commission. 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Windham Antique Center, 5 The Square. Christy Hotaling:


WESTMINSTER WEST Annual Wildflower Walk: Take a forest walk to greet spring ephemerals--bloodroot, trout lilies, spring beauties, and more. Wear waterproof shoes and bring camera and water. Led by Carol Westing and Libby Mills. Sponsored by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association. 9:30 a.m. meet to carpool from the church. Event ends 12 noon. (Rain date: 5/7). Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Info/Registration:

Kids and families

PUTNEY "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown": (See 5/4). . The Grammar School. .

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

W. BRATTLEBORO Annual Tag Sale at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church: (See 5/5). . All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. .

JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Community Church Rummage, Tag & Bake Sale: (See 5/5) . . Jacksonville Community Church. .

SAXTONS RIVER Annual Fishing Derby: The fish will be biting. The Rec Area will be conducting a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale to benefit its activities. 8 a.m. registration begins for kids 4-14. Pond is 1.3 miles north of the Rec Area on Pleasant Valley Rd. Free. Saxtons River Recreation Area, Pleasant Valley Rd. Samantha Perry Fletcher: 802-869-1407,

SAXTONS RIVER Two Shorts: "The Frog Prince" and "Graceland": (See 5/5). . Main Street Arts. .

BRATTLEBORO Family-friendly Celebration to Benefit the Haiti Orphanage Project: Featuring Kevin O'Keefe's One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase, dinner by Tito's Taqueria, and M'bolo, a Senegalese Rock and Afro-Pop Band. 5 p.m. $10 adults ($20 generous), $5 children. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Green Up Vermont Day: Join the statewide initiative to clean up Vermont. Help us hand out trash bags and snacks to BFC customers. 8 a.m. - noon. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-246-2821,

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Make Your Own Mother's Day Gifts: Glass flower and/or carved plate. (Repeats 5/13). 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:,

BELLOWS FALLS "Celtic Illuminated Letters Made Easy": In this drawing workshop, learn to use Celtic knotwork and ornamentation in the age-old art of making Illuminated Letters, much as the ancient monks of Ireland and Scotland did. While the art of illuminated manuscripts and lettering is much older than the Celts, we'll be applying a bit of this style of knotwork and pattern to large letters using pen, ink, and paint. Apply this to cards, paintings, carvings and more. With Sadelle Wiltshire, a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth facilitator, a textile/jewelry/mixed media artist and a Certified Zentangle Teacher. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $70. Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Register: 802-460-0110,

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