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Event listings for Thursday, August 31


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. $15. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information:

PUTNEY The Silverback Swing Quartet: Dave Sullivan, Gus Hollingsworth, Alton Lathrop, and Mark Anagnostopulos will be playing hot jazz featuring violin, accordion, guitars, and vocals. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Italy: Pasta, pasta, pasta! Kids will learn how to make fresh egg pasta--mixing, kneading, rolling and cutting "beeautiful" shapes--which we'll eat with fresh local tomatoes (the Vermont Harvest of the Month). Lizi Rosenberg instructs. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Register: 802-246-2821,


WILMINGTON Aging in Place: Lecture/Roundtable Discussion: Nicki Steel, a nature photographer and artist, will present her archive of photographs taken from late May 2016 through May 2017 of the birth and fledging of 13 baby blue herons in the heronry deep in Marlboro, requiring 12 hikes. 3 p.m. in the downstairs Community Room. Free. St. Marys in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 95 E. Main St. Information: 802-464-5156.