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Event listings for Saturday, July 29, 2017

Performing arts

GREENFIELD "Chapatti": (See 7/27). . Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block). .

WEST CHESTERFIELD "Table Manners": (See 7/28). . Actors Theatre Playhouse. .

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Creative Writing Group: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, more. Bring original work to read and discuss. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., top floor. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GILL Eliza Bagg: Indie-Pop Experimental Songstress: Theatrical evening of original solo music utilizing vocals, vocal processing, violin, and synthesizers, as well as collaborative music made with Oliver Hill, Eliza's band mate from experimental pop-band Pavo Pavo. 7:30 p.m. Reception follows. $12 ($15 at door); Ages 3-11: $6 ($8 at door). Antenna Cloud Farm, 25 Green Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND Valley Cares' Annual Benefit Concert Highlights Local Talent: This year enjoy lively local favorites: Tuesday Night Town Hall Boys, Turkey Buzzards, Brassa, and The Merry Pranksters. Popcorn and baked goods for sale. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the improvement of accessible outdoor opportunities at West River Valley Senior Housing. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (rain location: Townshend Town Hall). Free; donations appreciated. Townshend Common. Information: 802-365-7601,

BELLOWS FALLS "The Healing Harp": Join Judi Byron, Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, in exploring the harp's rich history through time and cultures. Examine Harp Therapy, a new practice from an age old tradition; look at the science of sound through the harp's healing lens and get to put your fingers on some harps and play; There will be on hand a variety of harps. Small harps will be available to rent for the workshop (day) or by the month if you would like to pursue learning to play the harp. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $120 to $140. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110;

READSBORO The Stockwell Brothers: Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell’s music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms, and three-part harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare--Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, and neo-classical instrumentals. 8 p.m. $12 ($15 at door). EJ Bullock Building, 7012 Main St. Information: 802-423-5600,

MARLBORO Marlboro Music 67th Season: (See 7/28). . Marlboro College. .

PUTNEY Pre-Concert Discussion at Putney Public Library followed by Yellow Barn Concert in the Big Barn: Before the final concert of Jorg Widmann's Composer Residency, Seth Knopp leads a conversation with the composer on the marriage of his musical loves and his own work. Works by Widmann, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Schubert. 7 p.m. pre-concert discussion (Putney Library); 8 p.m. concert (Big Barn). Pre-concert discussion is free. Concert: $25, $22 seniors, $12 students. Yellow Barn, 63 Main St. Information: 802-387-6637; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Mary's Bags--Make Your Own: Join Master Quilter Mary Ennis as she shows how to make beautiful handmade bags fabric you've been saving for a special project. For kids and adults who want to engage in a fun and easy sewing project this summer. Bring your fabric, sewing machine (optional), and good humor for this playful class. 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Racial Justice Fundraiser: Live performance by 11:11. Sarah West on vocals, Molly Steinmark on vocals and percussion, Lisa Newell on bass and percussion. Food available to order and BYOB. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Superfresh! Organic Cafe, 30 Main St. Information: 802-579-1751; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

S. LONDONDERRY Meet Elizabeth The Whippet: Enjoy listening to dog stories and meet Elizabeth. She is a rescued show dog who loves kids and would like to meet you. A dog craft will be made. "Dog biscuit" cookies will be served. 10:30 a.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by live gentle music. 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays. 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.

BRATTLEBORO Debtors Anonymous: For people who suffer from compulsive spending, chronic under earning, constant credit card debt, IRS problems, terminal vagueness about money and other financial issues. Debt coaches available. Free coffee. 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO A Vigil of Lovingkindness: Join us in a silent vigil in support of the values of a loving, compassionate world. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 11 a.m. - noon. Free. Wells Fountain, South side of the Windham County District Courthouse. Information: 802-869-2141,


PUTNEY Traditional New England Contra Dance with Live Music: All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginner's session. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

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