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Event listings for Thursday, February 1

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Book Lounge: Meet Michelle Blake: Blake has published poetry and essays in Tin House, The New York Times, Ploughshares, Southern Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, MORE Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Parents and others. Her essay, "A Fable for Our Times," won the Solstice Nonfiction Award for 2015. She's published "The Tentmaker," "Earth Has No Sorrow," and "The Book of Light" (Putnam Penguin). Her chapbook, "Into the Wide and Startling World," was awarded publication in the New Women's Voices competition in 2012 (Finishing Line Press). In 2014, her collaborative project with photo-montage artist Fran Forman, Escape Artist, was published by Schiffer. In 2017 she was a Resident Writer at the Siena Arts Institute, and she twice received residency grants at VT Studio Center. Visit 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

Visual arts and shows

TURNERS FALLS "Slice of Humanity": Five artists capture the human figure using paints, brushes, markers, pens, and mixed media collage: Robert Bent, Suzanne Conway, Lauren Paradise, Jeff Wrench, and gallery owner/artist Nina Rossi. A wide variety of figural work is represented. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Thur., Fri., Sat. or by appt. Through Saturday, March 31. Free. Ninas Nook, 125 Avenue A. Information: 413-834-8800; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

PUTNEY The Best of Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival: "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" and "An Autobiography": Alexandra Dean tells the story of the Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood star who secretly devised groundbreaking WW II technologies that contributed to the later development of cell phones and WiFi. Audience Award: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. "An Autobiography" is Mari Mantela's warm and quiet Finnish comedy about a take-charge woman on the brink of retirement who knows a lot about the inner workings of cars but very little about herself. Winner: Best Short Film, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. 7 p.m. $12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Played Out! Monthly Game Night for LGBTQ Folks and Allies: Games available; bring your favorites to share. Open to all identities, abilities, and ages. People under 16, bring a responsible adult with you. Fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. first Thursday of every month. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Co-op Producer of the Month: Nutty Steph's granola and chocolates: Meet Jaquelyn from Nutty Steph's and give their granola and chocolates a taste. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593,

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Lunch: This meal is prepared by Chef Stephanie of the Townshend Dam Diner. Everyone is welcome. Take-outs available. 12 noon. $4 ($3.50 ages 60+) suggested donation. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Alice Gausch: 802-874-4276.

February 2018

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