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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Taming of the Shrew" Bolshoi Ballet (Only in Cinemas): 1 p.m. $20; $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717; Click to e-mail for more information.

BELLOWS FALLS RAMParts Presents: "Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches": Tony Kushner's seminal work was begun in the late 1980s, reached Broadway in 1993, and then became an HBO mini-series in 2003. See the live production staged in July 2017 from London's National Theatre, starring Broadway superstar, Nathan Lane (The Producers), Andrew Garfield (Spiderman, Hacksaw Ridge), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Denise Gough, 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actress (People, Places and Things). 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $20. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Tickets:

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Cyrano de Bergerac": Express Fluency, the language school, and Latchis Arts team up to offer this classic romance by Edmond Rostand with Gerard Depardieu. 4 p.m. Afterwards, the public is invited to converse informally in English about the film at Express Fluency, 8 Flat St. By donation. Proceeds shared by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) and Latchis Arts. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS New England Mandolin Ensemble with August Watters: Directed by Prof. Watters of Berklee College of Music, the FMCM festival ensemble presents a fresh, engaging and enjoyable concert experience for audiences of classical music, traditional folk music, and fans of the mandolin, mandola, mandocello, and classical guitar. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Chapel. $20, $15 seniors, $45 premium (in advance); $25/$20 at door. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

KEENE Jazz Cafe: "Live in the Square": Sit at cozy tables as saxophonist Scott Mullett leads the Jazz Quartet. Dessert offerings of pie and coffee included. Luca's Mediterranean Cafe, the church's Music-Arts Committee, and Music Director Beverly Caldon are arranging this first of three concerts for the public. 4 p.m. in the East Room. $5 cover. United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Sq. Information: 603-352-4136.

Local history

SAXTONS RIVER Fireside Chat: The Art of Timber Framing: With Jason Snell, owner of Old Timers Timber Frames in Saxtons River. Attendees are invited to share their own experiences, photos, artifacts and stories related to the topic of the evening. Offered by Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. in the dining room. Free; donations accepted. Saxtons River Inn and Restaurant, 27 Main St. Information: 802-869- 2110.

VERNON Vernon Historians Meeting and Program: Business meeting followed by guest speaker Cynthia Martin of Henniker, NH, who will share some of her extensive research about families who lived in Vernon, on or in the vicinity of the West Road, going back to pre-Revolutionary War times. She has traced many of her ancestors to this area and is excited about sharing some pictures and telling stories based on her research and her own family memories. Cynthia's primary focus will be on the Fairman Farm and Adison Brooks Farm. She looks forward to meeting other people who share her interest and excitement about Vernon people, places, and things from the past. Refreshments will be served. 1 p.m. meeting, 1:30 p.m. talk (lower level). Free. Vernon Town Offices, 567 Governor Hunt Rd.

Community building

PUTNEY Got Cabin Fever?: The New York Times is dedicated to providing news coverage of exceptional depth and breadth, as well as the opinion that is thoughtful and stimulating. Widely quoted, and often hotly debated, it is held by its readers to the highest of standards and continues to be regarded by many as the nation's pre-eminent newspaper. So get out of the house, shake off the cabin fever blues and stop by to relax, read, and discuss the New York Times. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares, Inc., copies of the paper will be shared among readers. Beverages and snacks can be purchased. 10 a.m. - noon. Putney General Store, 4 Kimball Hill.

BRATTLEBORO Soul Food Sunday: Meet other people of color from around the southern Vermont area. Eat, talk, play games--whatever we like. Open only to self identified persons of color, indigenous, and their children. Bring a potluck dish to share, if you can. Drinks and fusions welcome. We are creating a safe space for us to build relationships, share information, support one another, and build our resources. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. (2nd Sunday every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 508-737-8477,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Bobbi Bailin. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber:


PUTNEY The Putney Huddle Organizing and Action Meeting: It's time to Huddle up and own 2018 as our year to paint the country blue. This month we will set the annual agenda with local leaders and partake in an important Sister District campaign activity. Join us. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2018