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Event listings for Sunday, May 7, 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. .


BELLOWS FALLS The Windham Orchestra: "Delight" will feature Dvorak's Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1, Prokofieff's Violin Concerto No. 2 with David Horak, and Respighi's Fountains of Rome. 3 p.m. $5 to $50. Bellows Falls Union High School, 406 High School Rd. Information: 802-257-4523,


PUTNEY Wildflower Walk: Join Pat Shields in a search for spring ephemerals (bloodroot, trout lillies, spring beauties and more) in the Putney Central School forest. Sponsored by the Putney Mountain Association and the Putney Conservation Commission. 1 p.m. Park behind the school near the Putney Pool building. Free. Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Rd. Ann Kerrey: 802-387-5685.

Kids and families

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

PUTNEY Parenting for Social Justice Chats: Join a conversation that is designed to connect us and nurture us as parents, grandparents and caregivers, as we support our children and families to address some of the most pressing social justice issues in our communities. The topics addressed have ranged from Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Gender Justice, and Taking Action as families. We start by highlighting children's books on social justice topics. Please feel free to bring a book. Snacks provided. Jaime Contois, a local parent and participant in the 2016 and 2017 series, will facilitate. 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. RSVP. Childcare provided by a local parent for kids 3 and up: 603-504-2906,

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

Community building

BRATTLEBORO The Original Climate Change "co-opera"--"SOS: Secret of the Seasons": Based on songs written by SIT Professor John Ungerleider and Bill Conley, the SOS co-opera is a reflective, participatory musical journey that engages the audience with the external and internal challenges that global climate change is bringing to our lives. The title song asks about the local impact of climate change: "Will it still feel like my home, when the leaves don't turn to red and gold, and the ice doesn't cover the fishin’ hole?" Audience dialogue between thought provoking songs is designed to move participants from Fear and Denial to Hope and Action in response to the threat of global warming. Hosted by Post Oil Solutions (Climate Change Cafe) and Green Up SIT. Light refreshments. 5:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-869-2141,

KEENE "The Arts Congress for Creative Change-Making": This event is about art, artists, the spirit of the arts community, supporting one another, seeking to create a better world, and seeing what artists can create when they come together to dream and collaborate from throughout our Connecticut River watershed. ARTstravaganza offers this in partnership with Arts Alive!, the Arts Council of Windham County, local artist and organizer Stephen Dotson, and the Asian Cultural Center. 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Colonial Theater, 95 Main St. Information:,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Gene Podhurst. 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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