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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Jonas Cain's Positive Words: This motivational magic show will engage you with amazing magic demonstrations, empower you with tools and strategies to develop and foster positivity at home, work, in your community, and encourage you to inspire others. noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Night Tree: Swedish/American Folk Sextet: Rooted in original works spanning from the Celtic world, Night Tree creates original music that borrows from the Swedish, Jewish and American folk tradition. They include the dark resonance of the cello, baritone saxophone, and cajón with the drones of accordion, intertwining with the soaring melodies of dueling fiddles. Contrast is created with the replacement of the baritone saxophone with the soprano saxophone, adding another fiddle-like melodic instrument to the mix. Drawing from a diverse mix of musical backgrounds, Night Tree has discovered a sound both colorfully and resonantly different while delving into the realm of harmonies and rhythm ranging from edgy to inviting, both unheard of and timeless. Lily Honigberg, violin; Chris Overholser, violin; Zach Mayer; bari and soprano sax, voice; Sunniva Brynnel, accordion and voice; McKinley James, cello; Julian Loida, percussion. 7:30 p.m. In advance: $20, $15 seniors, $45 premium (prices increase $5 at door). Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Brattleboro Swing Trio: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Brattleboro Swing Trio plays classic swing, along with some jazz and blues mixed in on clarinet, saxophone, guitar and bass. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Heather Maloney EP "Just Enough Sun" Release Concert: 7:30 p.m. $15/$17, $18/$20 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Secondary Messengers: Curated by the Vermont Jazz Center. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have 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.

GRAFTON "Winter Animal Wonders: How Animals Survive the Winter" (for Preschoolers): How do animals find food in the snow? We will start indoors with a story and we'll touch and observe different animal artifacts to learn more about winter adaptations. Afterwards, the class will bundle up and head outside to move our bodies, explore, and learn more about animals in winter. Snowshoes are required. A limited number of child and adult-sized snowshoes are available to loan to participants. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pre-register for $5 ($8 drop-ins), free for caregivers. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information:

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. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. every Friday. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



January 2018