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Event listings for Thursday, September 28

Performing arts

KEENE Moonfish Theatre: "Star of the Sea": Adapted from the novel by Joseph O’Connor, this production moves beyond the confines of period drama to trace the echoes of the Irish Famine through to the present day. Performed in both Irish and English using music, movement, and sound effects to tell a story of mystery, romance, and the struggle to survive. 7:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre. $13 to $20 ($5 KSC students). Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS "Megan of the Mists" Discussion and Signing with author Bill Lockwood: During "the troubles" in Northern Ireland during the 1970s, Megan helps run contraband over the border for the illegal Irish Republican Army, trusting the ancient fairies of the mounds along the way to see her safely home. As she is drawn farther into rebel plots, she falls for a British soldier and is horrified to learn the IRA plans for him and his fellows to be blown up at their favorite bar—with a bomb she delivers and sets off. Andrew, of the Queen's Own Sixty-First Highland Division, is not happy with the assignment to Northern Ireland and longs for his hometown in Scotland. When he meets Megan, who has been sent as a spy to scout out the bar he frequents, the two have an instant attraction. He hints at the possibility of marriage and a peaceful life elsewhere, an idea she is ready to consider. But how far must she run to escape the influence of the IRA? If only her fairies would save her. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Frank M. Costantino: "Watercolors and Illustrations--One Artist's Overview": This exhibit is an overview of 50+ Plein Air and Studio Watercolors, including a variety of subjects and locations around New England and the US, together with examples of professional architectural illustrations. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), Sat. noon - 4 p.m. Through Saturday, September 30. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Images in Wordpress": Members share on image optimization, SEO, alt tags, file types, and more. Feel free to bring your own questions, comments, and helpful information for learning from each other. All skill levels welcome. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Room 2B. Free. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Brattleboro-WordPress-Meetup/.

BRATTLEBORO Free Intro to Psychosynthesis and Board Certified Coach (BCC) Training: Robin White's approach starts with a connection from her to you that leads to a connection from you to you. She will work with the whole of you, wherever you're at, with an eye to where you want to go. The bridge between NVC and Psychosynthesis is built by seeing, understanding, and loving all of you. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Pre-register: Robin@refillingyourwell.com.

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: If you've never heard of Baha'i, you might want to find out, since it will be around for a long time. Or you have an inkling of it, but want to know more. With Lisa Blake. 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.

Music

PUTNEY The Silverback Swing Quartet: Dave Sullivan, Gus Hollingsworth, Alton Lathrop, and Mark Anagnostopulos, play gypsy jazz and other classics 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.

Well-being

BELLOWS FALLS Breath of the Heart: Introduction to Somatic Breath Practice: Somatic Breath Therapy is a conscious intentional tool that assists the body to return to an open, healthy breath. Through gentle "coaching" the body and mind to learn to relax into a connected full belly breath allowing the healing of the breath system and all the "bodies" to unfold. Each person's experience and journey of this unfolding is unique and individual. The body, through the breath, knows the way to wellness. Trusting the breath to lead the way is a key to allowing the pathway to each level of freedom in the body, mind, and emotions. Areas of effective therapeutic use with Somatic Breath: respiratory ailments, infertility, TMJ, phobias, stress, panic attacks, depression, headaches, birthing, Addictions/Recovery, PMS/menopause, apnea, and more. Led by Kaiilama Morris. 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Currier Hall. $58. Immanuel Retreat Center, 14 Church St. Pre-registration required: 802-460-0110, ww.immanuelretreat.org.

MARLBORO Death Cafe Comes to Marlboro: The Death Cafe is an international movement, which started in Europe, dedicated to taking death "out of the closet" and discussing it publicly. This is not a support group or a counseling session, but a lively, interesting discussion about something that affects us all. Cake will be served. Sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospace and Marlboro College for students and community members. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Coffee Shop on campus. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. RSVP requested, Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

Community building

PUTNEY Putney Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Open to anyone in the community. Bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.

Dance

PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays through 6/2018. Free. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593, putneycares@svcable.net.

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