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Event listings for Sunday, January 28

Film and video

W. BRATTLEBORO "White People": Part of the "Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege" series. Produced and starring Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas. As the film gets underway, it points out facts about race that might seem obvious--until the viewer realizes that for many Americans the insights are not obvious at all. White people are so accustomed to their privilege that often they never see it. This 2015 MTV documentary seeks to answer the question of what it means to be white from the viewpoint of young people living in America today. The film follows Vargas as he travels across the country to get this complicated conversation started. "White People" asks: What is fair when it comes to affirmative action? If colorblindness is a good thing, what does privilege really mean? What is it like to become the "white minority" in your neighborhood? After the film, viewers will be invited to share their thoughts and reactions. Sponsored by the All Souls Church Social and Environmental Action Committee. 12 noon. Free. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Annual Northern Roots Festival: Featuring a Pub Sing, French Canadian Jam, and an Irish Session. Presented by the Brattleboro Music Center. 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. McNeills Brewery. Information: 802-254-2553; Click for more info on Web in new window.

SAXTONS RIVER Hands-On Piano Series: "Between Goddess and Woman": Wagner, Brunnhildes, Leben featuring Hugh Keelan on piano and soprano Jenna Rae. Keelan has conducted orchestras throughout the world and is currently the conductor of the Windham Orchestra. Accomplished in the roles of Leonora (Il Trovatore), Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana), Tosca (Tosca) and the great Mahler song cycles, Rae now addresses the roles of Brunnhilde and Isolde. 3 p.m. $15. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Reservations: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Food Connects: Food Connects seeks a USDA Rural Development Community Facilities grant to expand its local food delivery service in Brattleboro. Public input is welcome at this meeting. 9 a.m. in the farmhouse next to Grafton Cheese Factory. Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Richard Berkfield: Richard@FoodConnects.org.

PUTNEY Mending Bee: Do you have a pile of nice wool socks with holes, favorite jeans that would be perfect if not for a rip in the knee, or sweaters with moth holes? Bring your ailing fabric items. Sewing machines, darning tools, knitting needles and other repair and patching materials will be available. Skilled seamstresses will be present to offer advice and assistance. Tea will be served. Other menders are also welcome to join in. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness Program: This workout suitable for all levels gives cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and improving balance. With Emily McLoughlin. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Thursdays and Mondays. Through Thursday, April 26. $50/$70 non-residents for 10-session punch card; $5/$7 per class. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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