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BRATTLEBORO Acoustic Music Series: Flynn Cohen and Liz Simmons: Flynn Cohen and Liz Simmons are two-thirds of the group Low Lily, based in Brattleboro. They have spent decades touring as side-people with Irish and American Roots musicians, and Low Lily brings together their interests in Irish and Scottish music, bluegrass, and Old Time. Flynn and Liz are also composers and songwriters and bring their original material to the group. As a duo, they dig deep into their roots as well as feature their new songs and compositions. The duo features two voices, guitar, mandolin. Visit, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Lounge. No cover. Duo Restaurant, 136 Main St. Information: 802-254-4141.

NEWFANE Music Night: Bard Owl: Acoustic duo T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger deliver driving rhythms and sweet harmonies in an eclectic range of old tunes and new. Verdant plays guitar, works the stompbox drum, and sings. Special guest Dan Dewalt, known for his wide range of music on ​piano, ​trombone and accordion. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Roundtable Discussion Series: Words & Water Cures: Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, VT(The Words Project)--presentation and discussion on the popular water cures of the mid- to late-1800s and their connection to our literary history. Writers Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others, traveled to Brattleboro's natural water springs for their therapeutic effects. This is the first in a monthly series in which The Words Project presents their research and opens a discussion on a different "words-related" site in the Brattleboro area. Share your stories and thoughts with research teams and scholars. Refreshments served. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.) in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266;

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Alternatives to Suicide: This is a mutual support group for anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. The Hive, 24 Flat St., #202 (2nd fl., 2nd door to left). Information:

Community building

TOWNSHEND Men's Coffee Club: Men of all ages are invited for coffee and a series of casual conversations. Each gathering will have a health-related theme, with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion and friendly banter. Coffee and snacks provided. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Heins Bldg. Through Wednesday, March 28. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Register with Bill Monahan: 802-365-3762.


BRATTLEBORO Pape Ba: Senegalese Djembe and Sabar: Pape Ba is a master drummer and dancer. He performed with and was one of the leaders of Les Ballets Africaine de Sangomare, an African dance troupe in West Africa. He's a spirited teacher who has taught dance to people traveling to Senegal who wanted to learn the traditional music and dance culture. Sekou Sylla, Derrik Jordan and friends will accompany him on drums. All levels welcome. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, May 30. $12 to $15 sliding scale. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:



January 2018