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Event listings for Thursday, July 6

Performing arts

PUTNEY Great River Theater Festival: 7 Theater Companies, 14 Shows, 4 Venues: . Through Sunday, July 09. Great River Theater Festival. Information: 802-869-2960, www.greatrivertheaterfestival.org.

Visual arts and shows

WARDSBORO "Small Works" by Jan Elliott: Elliott, Artist of the Month, has been painting since age 10. Her art explores the play of light in different mediums and in a variety of subjects. These include the familiar figures in the landscape, farmer's markets, and items from everyday life that are raised from the commonplace by the emphasis on the patterns created by light. (Also see 7/12). 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon. & Thur; 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat. Through Saturday, July 29. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Gallery at the River Garden: Featuring two exhibits: "Face of Love: Abstract Portrait Collection​," an exhibit of works by ​Richard Ray​; and a collection of abstract art from the Fourth Corner Foundation. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 12 noon - 4 p.m. Sat. Through Friday, July 28. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Latin & Caribbean Percussion Class: Drums and songs of Cuba, Brazil, and elsewhere in the African Diaspora. Rhythmic skills and creativity. Instruments include conga, bongo, shekere, bells, guiro, claves, surdo, tamborim, and more. Traditional rhythms such as rumba, bembe, and samba de roda; band styles including son, salsa, samba, soca, zouk. Julian Gerstin has taught percussion for over 30 years and leads the Julian Gerstin Sextet. Instruments provided. Beginners to advanced; adults and mature teens. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays (except for 7/13, 7/20, 8/10). Through Thursday, August 31. $15. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: julian@juliangerstin.com.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Played Out! LGBTQ & Ally Game Night: Games available. Bring your favorite games to share. Open to all identities, abilities, and ages. People under 16: Bring a responsible adult with you. Fragrance free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (first Thursday of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Outdoor Boot Camp: Designed for everyone, this workout concentrates on improving strength, agility, mobility and cardio just using your body. Every workout is different, building on core moves over time. Trisha Selbach is a certified personal trainer, weight loss specialist, yoga teacher, group exercise instructor. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Lower Softball Field, Tues. and Thur. Through Thursday, July 13. $12, $15 non-residents. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS Summer Lunch: Youth 18 and younger eat for free every weekday. 11:15 a.m. - noon. Through Wednesday, August 16. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Why Diets Don​'​t Work: How to Lose Weight for Real​: Find out how to lose weight and feel great for the rest of your life with a keto-genic lifestyle. Trisha Selbach owns Green Mountain Community Fitness and got into fitness after losing 35 lbs and keeping it off. She is a personal trainer, weight loss specialist, yoga teacher, life-style educator, and Beachbody coach. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Card Making with the Local Love Brigade: This event is for kids and their families. Stickers, markers, paper, will be provided. Make a card for someone who could use a little extra love. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290 x 110, cr@brookslibraryvt.org.

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