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Event listings for Sunday, February 18

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Blue Moon Snowshoe: Join naturalist Patti Smith and the Green River Watershed Alliance for a snowshoe through the dusky woods. We will listen for owls, foxes, coyotes, and look for tracks. Bring a headlamp, if you have one, and your snowshoes. Note: Real "blue moons" are caused by dust particles that reflect red light, usually caused by forest fires or volcanoes. Such blue moons are very rare. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. R.S.V.P. 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Lunar New Year Festival of China, Vietnam, Korea: Celebrate the year of the Brown Earth Dog with a pot-luck, crafts, calligraphy, and a Dragon parade. This year we feature Li Fei Osbourne who will share a dance of the Yi people (one of the Chinese ethnic minorities) and then teach us all a Yi dance. Presented by The Asian Cultural Center of Vermont. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Jean de Florette": Express Fluency, the language school, and Latchis Arts team up to offer this film based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol. With Jean de Florette, with Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand, and Daniel Auteuil. 4 p.m. (Afterwards, the public can converse in English about the film at Express Fluency, 10 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.

BRATTLEBORO "The Breast Archives": The Breast Archives uncovers nine women's personal stories of empowerment. Baring their breasts and their hearts, the women share the unique journeys they've made with their bodies. From their formative years of hiding, shame, and disconnection, to adulthood and the discovery of what it means to be a powerful woman. As the women slowly reconnect with their body-based stories, they find a reservoir of strength and wisdom that lies within their breasts. This documentary is shown by the local Planned Parenthood Defenders group with support from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Followed by Q&A with director Meagan Murphy and film participants. 4 p.m. $10 suggested donation (All proceeds benefit Brattleboro's Planned Parenthood). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Jazz Guitar Ensemble Class: Draa Hobbs will focus on music from the bop and post-bop eras and will include compositions written by Wayne Shorter and others. The overall goal is to improve our listening skills--to play with others and to blend in while maintaining your own musical integrity and individuality. Students will learn a variety of skills including intros and endings, chord vocabulary and substitutions, as well as tips on improvising and style. Students will also be assigned a transcribing exercise. There will be a concert on May 10. 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Through Sunday, April 22. $250 for 10 weeks. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

SAXTONS RIVER Hands-On Piano Series: Classical by Intension": Bach, Stravinsky and Fauré, the program features Hugh Keelan on piano and violinist Gudrun Weeks. The program includes the Duo Concertant by Igor Stravinsky, J.S. Bach's Concerto nach Italienischen Gusto ('Italian' Concerto) and Sonata for Violin and Piano in A by Gabriel Faure. Weeks currently plays with the Windham Orchestra and is one of the founders of the Brattleboro Music Center. She has played in many ensembles all over New England, mainly with the Vermont Symphony and its quartet for seven years, which toured the state regularly. She's taught and concertized in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and in Botswana for the last 30 years. Keelan has conducted orchestras throughout the world and is currently the conductor of the Windham Orchestra. He has collaborated with the great artists of our times, including Solti, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Shura Cherkassky, Maurice Sendak, and Tom Stoppard. 3 p.m. $15. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Reservations: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Shiatsu Community Clinic: Shiatsu bodywork offered in a relaxing environment. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. first Sunday of every month (also 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Wednesday). $20 for 30 minutes. Shiatsu School of Vermont, 24 High St. Information: 802-236-6396; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Kaeza Fearn. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

February 2018

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