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Event listings for Friday, February 23

Performing arts

PUTNEY "Twelve Angry Jurors": Landmark College students perform the classic courtroom drama about a contentious murder trial which carries a message that is still relevant today. Produced and directed by Nevada Bromley and Josh Moyse. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, February 24. Free. Landmark College Greenhoe Theater, 1 River Rd. S. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

GREENFIELD "Green Houses in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts": Photographer Peter Alan Monroe photographs these houses using color negative film. The houses are most often simple, frame constructions, not unlike the square-and-triangle shape we draw as kids. Several are commercial establishments. They're painted green--Monroe's favorite color--or covered in green siding. Some are crisscrossed with power lines or partially obscured by clambering vines or trees. Most show signs of neglect, yet his photos convey their dignity. 2/23: 6 pm-8 pm Artist Reception; Tues./Wed. 10 am-6 pm; Thur./Fri. noon-8 pm; Sat. 10 am-4pm. Through Saturday, March 31. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St. Information: 413- 772-9334.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Abenaki Storytelling: Gather around the campfire to hear Abenaki storyteller Willow Greene share the cultural history of the native tribe and more. 11 a.m. - 12 noon. $1 suggested donation. Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Information: 802-490-2270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Joe Belmont Trio: Curated by the Vermont Jazz Center. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

BRATTLEBORO Katharine Breunig on Piano: 12:30 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center Chamber Series: Sophie Shao and Friends: Sophie Shao is the winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. This performance highlights important works for piano and string quartet: Haydn's Trio in E-flat Major, Hob XV:29 with Nikki Chooi; Frank Bridge's Piano Quintet, H.49 with Nikki Chooi, first violin; and Dvorak's Piano Quintet No. 2, op. 81 with Carmit Zori, first violin. Joining her will be Nikki Chooi and Carmit Zori, violins; Paul Neubauer, viola; and Orion Weiss, piano. 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. $20 ($30 preferred). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Aura Shards: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Aura Shards will play mesmerizing music on tabla and handpan. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Nature Explorers Winter Camp: (See 2/22). . Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. .

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community: Founded in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh by Richard Brady and Elisabeth Dearborn who lead the gatherings. 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. on Fridays. Donations welcome. Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic, 63 Western Ave. .

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: This is a social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: erika@outrightvt.org.

Move and Connect: Free movement class. Get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. All abilities; no experience needed. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. .

LONDONDERRY The Battenkill River: The BattenKill is one of Vermont's pre-eminent wild trout streams, but in the '90s, the brown trout population was in near collapse. Studies revealed that a lack of instream cover led to low survival of midsize trout--contributing to the decline. Lee Simard, Fisheries Biologist with the VT Fish & Wildlife Dept., will explain the instream habitat improvement projects which have resulted in an increase in the number of fish across multiple age classes and how collaboration with watershed groups, federal and state agencies, and other dedicated individuals has improved the overall health of the BattenKill watershed. 2 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

WEST DUMMERSTON Potluck and Film: "Lars and the Real Girl": Potluck supper. Then let's kick back with a movie. This timeless comedy is one of 2007's ten best films. 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. film and discussion. Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: TransitionDummerston@icloud.com.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO "Shall We Dance?": Cha Cha Lesson and Party: Refreshments. 7 p.m. lesson, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $12. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802-380-6675.

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