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Event listings for Friday, August 11, 2017

Performing arts

WEST CHESTERFIELD "Table Manners": A simple dinner at a family's country home evolves into a family squabble that Britain's playwright Alan Ayckbourn turns into delightful and thoughtful comedy. The house belongs to an unseen, tyrannical invalid woman whose unmarried daughter, Annie, cares for her. As the play opens, Annie's brother Reg and his wife Sarah have arrived to take care of Annie's mum so that she can get away for a weekend. Sarah assumes (incorrectly) that a tryst has been arranged with the local vet, Tom. Havoc ensues, especially when the rest of the family show up. The household explodes as siblings and in-laws engage in combat over love, marriage and things that have been bottled up for a lifetime. Featured are Sadie Fischesser as the lonely Annie with Bruce Holloway as her vapid next-door neighbor/boyfriend Tom; Nan Mann as the clueless Sarah with H. Sherman G. Morrison as her irritating husband Reg; and Mo Hart as the dominating Ruth, with Sam Murphy as her irrepressible husband Norman, who wants to make everyone happy. 7:30 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays through 8/19). Through Saturday, August 12, 2017. $15 ($8 students on Fridays). Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Information: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY "Appropriate" by Brandon Jacobs-Jennings: (See 8/10). . Next Stage Arts Project. .

BRATTLEBORO "Millennial Magic: Engaging and Equipping Emerging Leaders" with Jonas Cain: Jonas Cain is a positivity expert, author, and comedy magician specializing in encouraging others to live a more positive life with his signature blend of storytelling, magic show, and interactive lecture. This program seeks to identify and understand the challenges that educators and employers face while working with millennials, and suggests strategies for overcoming these challenges through a focus on Purpose, Connection, and Flexibility. 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Sauti": Carry Me Home, a local nonprofit that ships humanitarian aid to refugees along the Balkan route, is sponsoring this documentary film screening. It tells the story of five young women who have been working hard to pursue their dreams and goals within the Kiyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Bahati Kanymanza and his wife Angelique, as well as one of the young women from the film who will be visiting from Kenya. Bahati moved to Brattleboro from Uganda to attend SIT, and worked to build an educational system for youth in the Kiyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda. 6 p.m. $15. This is a benefit for the International Youth Organization to Transform Africa. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Jazz Fridays: Darby Wolf Trio: Curated by Eugene Uman of the Vermont Jazz Center. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141,

WESTMINSTER The Yankee Male Chorus: Over 30 men sing songs in four-part harmony from the sacred, popular, spiritual, Broadway, and novelty areas of music. They are volunteers from choirs and choral groups throughout New England, New York State, and elsewhere. 7:30 p.m. Free-will offering. Kurn Hattin, 708 Kurn Hattin Rd. Pete Harrison: 802-722-3080,

PUTNEY Vermont Jazz Center Summer Workshop Student Concert: Faculty-coached student ensembles with numerous vocalists and several piano trios. Singers will be accompanied by a professional jazz trio and the piano trios will be assisted and perform with a faculty bassist. Also performing will be five faculty-coached ensembles, usually comprised of two or three horns, piano, bass, and drums. 3:30 p.m. Section 1, 8 p.m. Section 2 in the Michael S. Currier Center. $5 suggested donation. Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd. Information: 802-387-6297; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DOVER Ben Carr -- Ukulele Music: With a nod toward modern day uke virtuosos, Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill, Carr combines percussive strum patterns and fingerpicking with harmonic textures to create a unique 'ukulele sound and experience. His performances include both original compositions and covers that flow from jazz standards and classical to rock and reggae. 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Billy Wylder and Lula Wiles: 9 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. $7 to $10. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

WEST TOWNSHEND West Townshend Farmers' Market: Vendors, pizza-making in the outdoor oven. Music with Ray Mason--One Man and his Silvertone. EBT and F2F accepted. This Project is part of The West River Community Project, a nonprofit community center dedicated to promoting local agricultural, economic and social activities. 4 p.m. market opens behind the Store; 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. music. Through Friday, October 06, 2017. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Intro to Proposal Writing--A Workshop for Grant Seekers: With Cynthia Nuara of the Foundation Center. 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290 x 109,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story (or a few) and make a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Motorist Aid Refreshment Break--Guilford Welcome Center Picnic: Individually wrapped baked goods, snack bags of popcorn, fruits and vegetables, and beverages (including coffee) will be offered in exchange for free will donations. This is a great place for traveling friends and family to stretch their legs, take a bathroom break, pick up sight-seeing information, and refresh. Hosted by the Friends of the Rockingham Library. Open all day. Free will donation. Guilford Welcome Center, 1235 Broad Brook Rd. Information: 802-258-4503; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings, and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. (2nd and 4th Fri. of each month through 9/22). Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-387-2681.

WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings, and chances to share. Led by Mike Mayer. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. (2nd and 4th Fri. of each month through 9/22). Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-258-8598.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: This is a social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza every week. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

BRATTLEBORO TD Bank Vigil: This peaceful vigil in front of the Brattleboro branch of TD Bank is intended to both inform our fellow citizens about and to protest the bank's financial support of tar sands and the Dakota Access Pipeline. Most importantly, the vigil is an act of public solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who have taken a courageous and principled stand to affirm their treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, and the protection of their lands, waters, cultural, and sacred sites. We are also calling out the State of VT for its extensive financial involvement with TD which is at odds with its energy policy. In fiscal year 2014, the State deposited almost 70% of its unrestricted cash in TD Bank (over $230 million based on average end-of-day balances) and during the 2-year period of FY13 and FY14, the state paid TD Bank almost $1.5 million in fees. The weekly Friday vigil at the Brattleboro branch has been highly successful in terms of educating people and convincing many to close their accounts or otherwise cease doing business with TD. noon - 1 p.m. (signs available). TD Bank, 215 Main St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,

BELLOWS FALLS Bi-Weekly Diversity & Solidarity Vigil: A vigil of community, solidarity and diversity. We are one cause of peace, freedom, and social justice for all living beings. Bring signs expressing your passion and concerns. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner, across from Flat Iron Cafe. The Windham Hotel, 36 The Square. Information: 802-869-2141,

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