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Event listings for Saturday, July 8

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.

WEST CHESTERFIELD Staged Reading: "The Realistic Joneses": Will Eno's "dramatic comedy" is a funny and moving story of neighbors who share their last name, and a not entirely casual backyard conversation. The play opens with Bob and Jennifer Jones enjoying an evening at their picnic table. Their small-talk conversation bears signs of unease. Enter new neighbors John and Pony Jones bearing a bottle. They have chosen to live where they do, Pony explains, because she "always wanted to live in one of these little towns near the mountains." When Bob disappears inside the house to fetch wine glasses, Jennifer says they moved to town because Bob has a degenerative disease with a poor prognosis and a good specialist lives nearby. The evolving and fragile relationships of the two couples form the plot and serve as a vehicle for the playwright's reflections on life's disappointments and frustrations. Performers: Dan Patterson, Katrina Spenceman, G.Sherman, H. Morrison, and Carrie Blake. (Repeats 7/15). 7:30 p.m. $8. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Open Air, Open Mic: (See 7/7). . Whetstone Walkway. .

BRATTLEBORO "The Drowsy Chaperone": (See 7/7). . New England Youth Theatre. .

Visual arts and shows

TURNERS FALLS Reception for Theo Fadel: "Imperfect People": Prints and small carvings celebrate heroic vulnerability and the ownership of imperfection. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Exhibit runs through 8/8). Free. Ninas Nook, 125 Avenue A. Information: 413-834-8800; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Reception: "Luminous Uncharted Spaces" by Karma Kitaj and Sharon Myers: 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.

Music

PUTNEY Masterclass: Gilbert Kalish: At Yellow Barn masterclasses, audience members are invited to sit in the Big Barn with Yellow Barn musicians and witness the interpretive process as Yellow Barn faculty and guests coach participants on a wide range of repertoire. 10:30 a.m. $10, $9 seniors, $5 students. Yellow Barn, 63 Main St. Information: 802-387-6637; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Yellow Barn Concert: Works by Tenney, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Wolf, and Bach. 8 p.m. $25, $22 seniors, $12 students. Yellow Barn, 63 Main St. Information: 802-387-6637, info@yellowbarn.org.

GILL Ayane Kozasa and Paul Wiancko: Viola and cello music. 7:30 p.m. Reception follows. $12 ($15 at door), $50 season pass. Antenna Cloud Farm, 25 Green Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON The Stockwell Brothers Band: Contemporary bluegrass and folk music. Barry, Alan, Kelly and Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell feature new folk singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, mandolin, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies. 7:30 p.m. in Phelps Barn. Free. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-843-2231; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Kevin Parry: Classic blues, folk and rock on acoustic, electric and slide guitars. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Ricks Tavern, 386 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4310, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Recreation

TOWNSHEND Tour de Grace Bicycle Rally: The course for this family-friendly event is a scenic 19-miles, mostly downhill, from Stratton Mountain Resort in Londonderry to Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. Sturdy tires are recommended; helmets are required. Ride at your own pace (average ride is two hours). Buses return riders and bikes to Stratton. Or ask about parking at Grace Cottage, taking the bus up first, then riding down. Start between 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Stratton Mountain. $25 in advance ($30 after 12 noon on 7/7). Grace Cottage Hospital, 85 Grafton Rd. Register: 802-365-9109, www.gracecottage.org/events.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Coins, currency, comic books and sports cards. Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes that include collectible quarters. Fun for the whole family. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274, pepsijoseph@yahoo.com.

Well-being

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.

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