CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, February
BELLOWS FALLS Bolshoi Ballet broadcast: "Lady of the Camellias": Modern interpretation of this classic. 12 noon doors open. $20. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Information: 802-463-4766; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Journaling through the Seasons: This class will explore journaling using nature and weather to prompt us into writing and image-making. The process of Journaling can begin to connect you to your inner thoughts and ideas. Contemplation on the natural world can create a link between us and your surroundings and lead to an awareness of our inner processes. Participants will also learn how to begin drawing a basic mandala as part of a meditative process for journaling. We will go outside to gather ideas if weather permits. With Julia Ferrari--printmaker, painter, poet, letterpress printer, bookbinder, and typographer. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Continues 3/11 and and 3/25. $35 one session ($5 off each session if taking more than one). Stage Road Farm, 228 Stage Rd. Bring a blank journal and colored pencils/pens of your choice. 802-380-1339; Click to e-mail for more information.
W. BRATTLEBORO "Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible": The film (produced by World Trust), and discussion, are designed to help bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change. The film features stories from white men and women on overcoming issues of unconscious racism and entitlement. These reveal what is often required to move through stages of denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear, and shame into making a solid commitment to ending racial injustice. This is the third film in the church's "Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege" series. A light lunch will be served. 11:30 p.m. lunch; 12 p.m. film. Free. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO "Manon of the Spring": Express Fluency, the language school, and Latchis Arts team up to offer this film. With Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, and Emmanuelle Beart. 4 p.m. Afterwards, the public is invited to converse informally 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.
MARLBORO Music for a Sunday Afternoon: Matan Rubinstein, Royal Hartigan, and Wes Brown: Marlboro faculty Matan Rubinstein is joined by Wes Brown on double bass and Royal Hartigan on drums and percussion in a concert of original works. Pianist Matan is a prolific composer of music that is divergent in practice, medium, and method, and a collaborator with makers in other disciplines, such as a work commissioned by choreographer Peggy Choi and the film score for the dance film "Verge." Wes has toured the world with many groups along with pianist Earl 'Fatha' Hines, Talking Drums, Anthony Braxton, and Black Rebels reggae ensemble. A member of Blood Drum Spirit, Wes traveled with the them to Asia and W. Africa. Royal is a percussionist, pianist, and tap dancer who studied/performed the music of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia, the Americas as well as African American blues, gospel, funk, hip-hop, and jazz traditions. A professor of ethnomusicology at UMass Dartmouth, Royal recently completed a film and double CD from his Blood Drum Spirit tours of Ghana, We Are One, whose theme is connections among global traditions, African music, and jazz. 3 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Linda Blake. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.