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Event listings for Saturday, February 24

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Met Live in HD: Puccini's "La Boheme": 1 p.m. $22, $20 MET Forever members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717, sjmpr@comcast.net.

GUILFORD Actor Auditions for Spoon River Anthology: Prepare or bring a dramatic reading or passage from a play of your choosing. Dir. Marvin Shedd will have passages from Spoon River available for those who wish to try some dialogue. This will be a spring production of Guilford Center Stage. (Repeats 2/26). 2/24: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; 2/26: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (arrive anytime during the session). Broad Brook Grange/Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-1961.

PUTNEY "Twelve Angry Jurors": (See 2/23). . Landmark College Greenhoe Theater. .

Music

PUTNEY Yellow Barn presents "A Dance That Empties": Travis Laplante’s latest album-length composition, written for Subtle Degrees, is a two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante, tenor saxophone, and Gerald Cleaver, drums. The duo's uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and the ensemble Little Women. A Dance That Empties is an extremely demanding composition that pushes the players to the limit both technically and physically, while the raw, vulnerable instrumentation makes for an intimately emotional experience for both performers and listeners. 8 p.m. $15, $5 students. Yellow Barn, 63 Main St. Information: 802-387-6637; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.

Local history

BELLOWS FALLS Vermont History through Song: Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Radtke guides listeners through our state's history, from the earliest published song, "Green Mountain Farmer" (1798), 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, and Jim Fisk. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free or by donation. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Pets

BRATTLEBORO Pet Adoption Event: Buddy's A Pet's Store is proud to present their pet adoption event, "My Best Pal," for the month of February. Every pet deserves the chance to find a loving family. Come view their new adoption center to locate a pet who is searching for a forever home. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays in February. Buddys A Pet Store, 76 Cotton Mill Hill. Information: 802-579-1616; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO The Hive Mutual Support Network: Monthly Gathering and Potluck: Each month we convene for a potluck, update from the worker bees, and discussion/activity around a particular topic. We look for a volunteer each month to facilitate a discussion around a topic of shared interest. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: info@hivemutualsupport.net.

Dance

PUTNEY Traditional New England Contra Dance: Amy Cann and the All-Comers' Band. Steve Howland, Caller. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginners' session. Dancing till 10:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Pat Baker: 603-399-8361, pbaker@valinet.com.

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