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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Circus Saturday at The Latchis: To celebrate the movie musical "The Greatest Showman," inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, the New England Center for Circus Arts is joining forces with the Latchis. Prior to the matinee and early evening showings of the film, there will be pre-show demonstrations by real-life circus artists from NECCA. See the movie and get your picture taken with a clown or acrobat. Folks from NECCA will also be on hand to share information about programs and classes. There will also be raffle tickets for sale to support NECCA’s scholarship program. 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. (approximate). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information:

The written word

PUTNEY Poetry Discussion Group: January's poet is Langston Hughes. No experience necessary; copies of poems provided. Led by Barbara Morrison. noon - 2 p.m. Free. Antidote Books, 120 Main St. Information:

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE "Landscapes & Critters" by Artist Steven Meyer: Artist Reception: (See 1/4). . Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library. .


BELLOWS FALLS Candlelight Concert with Singer-Songwriter Elizabeth Rogers: 7:30 p.m. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Singing Through the Seasons: Songs of Farming and Life by Jay Bailey and Friends": Jay and Janet Bailey have been diversified family farmers at Fair Winds Farm in Brattleboro for 39 years. Working as a farmer, Jay has collected a unique repertoire of songs that mirror the rhythms of farm life. His singing and fiddle playing are a direct expression of his love for the land and the seasonal changes that determine the yearly progression of work that are essential to farming. Of interest to those who love traditional music, local history, and our agricultural heritage, the songs, tunes, and recollections include the changing seasons, working with horses, stone walls, haying, and the beauty of living out of doors and close to the land in New England. Bring your voice and bring a friend. This is a benefit for the New England Youth Theatre. 7 p.m. Free-will donation. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Jay Bailey: 802-254-9067,

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Winter Farmers' Market: Vegetables, fruits, meat from local farms, a variety of baked goods, locally and regionally-produced artisan crafts, and freshly prepared food. Local musicians perform, cafe seating, restrooms, no pets. EBT customers can turn $10 into $20 with CropCash. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 24. River Garden, 157 Main St. Sherry Maher: 802-869-2141, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.

Kids and families

GRAFTON "The Secret Lives of Winter: Active Animals and Finding Their Clues": In this family hands-on program, you will discover how animals thrive in the winter. We will look for hints and clues. Feel real animal pelts, learn the basics of animal tracking, and be ready to head out on snowshoes to test out your winter detective skills. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration appreciated. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. By donation 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Food Choices: Whole Food and Fiber (for Adults): Learn how the human body acts like an ecosystem and how imbalances can make us sick. Discover how to prevent the top killers in the US through diet and lifestyle changes. This class will focus on eating whole foods, identifying processed foods, and incorporating more fiber in the diet by making simple changes in our daily food choices. We will also read and interpret ingredient labels. (Bring in your own food labels for us to decipher.). 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO BUHS Music Department Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service: Members of the band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch to be used by the gardeners. Since the town does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, the service saves residents the hassle of transporting their own trees. This program, in its 27th year, is endorsed by the Vermont Dept. of Agriculture and the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Assn. Proceeds benefit a music department trip to New York City in April. (Additional pickups: 1/13 and 1/20). . $10 donation. Brattleboro Union High School. Pre-arrange pickup at least 2 days in advance: 413-992-7384, 802-275-8934, 802-579-1071.

BRATTLEBORO Letter Writing and Storytelling Workshop plus Potluck: Letter-writing and storytelling workshop facilitated by the Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign of the Vermont Workers' Center. The vision of the campaign is that our healthcare system should guarantee all of us access to care we need. In addition to yummy food, we'll have updates on the state of healthcare in Vermont and information and people and tools to help you write a letter or tell your story. Sharing our experiences with the healthcare system is an important way we can change the public narrative about healthcare to one that is human-centered, rather than being framed in terms of costs, profits, and policy that is divorced from our lives. Childcare available; wheelchair accessible, fragrance free. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on the 1st fl. Free. Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 William St., 1st fl. Questions, childcare: 802-257-4436,



January 2018