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Event listings for Sunday, July 23, 2017

Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players present "The Fantasticks": (See 7/20). . Williamsville Hall. .

Celebrations and festivals

TOWNSHEND Celebration of the Restoration of Scott Covered Bridge: Speaker Robert McCullough, UVM Prof. of Historic Preservation and author of "Vermont Crossings: A History of Vermont Bridges." Followed by an old-fashioned potluck supper and square dance to the music of Sally Newton and Michael Donahue. Bring food to share, plates, utensils, (folding chairs, if you like). Alcohol-free. Offered by the Townshend Historical Society, West River Community Project, and Community Hope & Action. 4 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. Event ends at 8 p.m. Park along the river side of State Forest Rd. West River Valley Thrives. Rebecca Keppler: 802-365-4700,


BRATTLEBORO Jazzists Jeff Lederer and Joe Fiedler plus Mary LaRose: Lederer is a saxophonist/clarinetist whose musical language balances the values of ecstatic expression and swing. Fiedler, a trombonist, is a master instrumentalist. He's known for his diverse sideman work and reputation as a vanguard artist with a penchant for experimenting outside conventional norms. LaRose has gigged all around New York with vocal interpretations of important post-bebop composition. Visit 7 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST DOVER "Playing with Balanco": Guitarist Joseph G. Carter and Pianist Chris Bakriges: Carter, a Brazilian music virtuoso guitarist, performs at this benefit in support of the Women's Freedom Center. Balanco is a unique music form involving Brazilian and Portuguese sense of swing and soul. 10:30 a.m. Free will donation for the Women's Freedom Center. West Dover Congregational Church, 104 Route 100. Information: 802-464-1195.

MARLBORO Marlboro Music 67th Season: Britten: Canticle III: Still falls the Rain, Op. 55. Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Nicolee Kuester, horn; Lydia Brown, piano. Bartok: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17. Sirena Huang, violin; Scott St. John, violin; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Matthew Zalkind, cello. Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898 Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Alexi Kenney, violin; Efe Baltacigil, cello. For aspiring young professional musicians, this is where they get to work on a piece, that they or their colleagues have suggested, for at least three weeks. Rather than being coached by Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida and members of some of the world's leading string quartets, they get to play alongside them exploring works in a depth not possible elsewhere. 2:30 p.m. (Concerts continue weekends through 8/13). $15 to $37.50. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Brian Potter: 802-254-2394,

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Re-Homing: Acquire surplus reed organs and parts from the museum’s warehouse. Beautiful instruments looking for new homes and new uses. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Enter in back. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge Street. Information:

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS 2017 Southern Vermont Idol Amateur Singing Competition: Week Three. Youth contestants ages 6-12 will perform: Erlianyss Aviles, Ezra Holloway, Marlin Hubbard, Lanie Goodwin and Anthony Mitchell. Musical selections from artists inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame will be performed by Zac Binney, Jaia Caron, Morgan Carter, Jenna Cousineau, Jennifer Cowdrey, Bill Delaney, Josh Delaney, Jamie Denno, Amber DiBona, Lara Germana, Mackenzie Hall, Madison Jacques, Alexis Johndrown, Allie McGahie, Gina Richardson, and Sonya Robison. The top 4 adults have a chance to win the grand prize of $1500 and a full-day recording session at Guilford Sound, a professional recording studio in the foothills of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Second prize is $750, third $500 and fourth $250. The top 4 youth will win trophies, cash and prizes. All finalists will be invited to perform on stage during Old Home Days festivities on Saturday, August 5. Emcee is comedian/singer/entertainer Wade Garrett. 7 p.m. $15, $10 seniors, free for ages 12 and under. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: Badweatherfriend (Jed Blume, Wyatt Andrews): Quiet gatherings cultivate contemplation and daydreaming in the presence of great music and art. 10:30 a.m. - noon (music starts at 11 a.m.). Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest" Free Produce Stand: Come to pick up some fresh veggies or drop off some from your garden to share and/or exchange. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Elliot Street Park. Marilyn Chiarello: 802-254-9121, EdibleBrattleboro@


BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy Dance: Paneurythmy is a sacred circle dance of love, wisdom, and truth created by Beinsa Duono of Bulgaria for the benefit of spiritual seekers. Open to all. 9 a.m. on Sundays (weather permitting) on the hill. Through Sunday, September 17, 2017. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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