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Event listings for Saturday, February 3

The written word

PUTNEY Poetry Discussion Group: February's poet is Muriel Rukeyser. No experience necessary; copies of poems provided. Led by Barbara Morrison. noon - 2 p.m. Free. Antidote Books, 120 Main St. Information:

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Wildlife Tracking: Join Patti Smith, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center naturalist and master tracker, for a walk through wet meadows, stream banks, and forest to discover how wildlife are using this varied winter landscape. Snow reveals the presence and activities of wildlife that remain elusive much of the year. We'll discuss the art/essence of interpreting their tracks and signs. We're hoping to find tracks of weasel, coyote, mink, fox, perhaps a bobcat. If snow is deep, you may want to bring snowshoes. Co-sponsored by Putney Conservation Commission, Putney Mountain Assn., and BEEC. 1 p.m. Turn right just past the school building, park toward rear of main parking lot. Free. Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Rd. Information: 802-387-5521.

BRATTLEBORO Eckankar: "Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel": If you are curious about exploring past life recall and the significance of your dreams, this open discussion is a chance to meet with others who share your spiritual interests. By looking within, you can unlock your dreams, understand past and present relationships, and gain valuable insights to improve the quality of your life every day. A spiritual exercise will be shared to actively tap the wisdom of your inner worlds through Soul Travel. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO 15th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: This benefit concert offers a lineup including the CharlieChords of Berklee College of Music, Dartmouth Decibelles, Tufts Amalgamates, Tufts Beelzebubs, UMaine Renaissance, UMF Clefnotes, UVM Top Cats, and UVM Zest. Sponsored by Brattleboro Savings & Loan, The Richards Group, Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Brattleboro Community TV, Mary Meyer Toys. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50 (reserved seating only). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets:

BELLOWS FALLS Candlelight Concert: Michi Wancko, Poetry & Solo Violin: Wiancko will perform a mix of original compositions for 5-string electric violin inspired by poetry and classical solo works composed for traditional 4-string acoustic violin. For some of the work, she'll utilize electronic pedals typically used by guitars: octave, reverb, volume, and looping. With the looping pedal, she'll create layer upon layer of subtly shifting sound, mimicking the full sound of a large ensemble. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 seniors, $25 premium in advance ($5 more for tickets at door). Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

VERNON Youth Ensemble of New England Concert: Light refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Mountain View Adventist Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Hwy. Information: 802-254-5088; Click to e-mail for more information.

PUTNEY Antje Duvekot and Beaucoup Blue: Antje Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism. She has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act. Beaucoup Blue, the father and son team of David and Adrian Mowry, features two soulful voices and acoustic slide guitar virtuosity. From blues to bluegrass, their traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. As a duo they have received numerous awards including Grand Prize Winner of the Billboard Magazine World Song-Writing Contest, and the Grand Prize Winner of the Telluride Blues & Brews Acoustic Competition. 7:30 p.m. $20, $22 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Intro to Musical Theatre: Introduction for kids ages 9-11 to telling story through song. We'll explore basic singing and dancing ideas using both group numbers and songs. With Hallie Flower. Saturdays for 6 weeks (no class 2/24). Through Saturday, March 17. $130. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Food Choices: Get to Know Your Greens (for Adults): If you only make one change to your diet, eat more greens. These nutrition powerhouses are dense with important micronutrients that benefit our health on every level. So how can you consume more of them? In this hands-on class we will learn to prepare sautéed, garlicky greens, raw kale salad, kale chips, and green smoothies. Be prepared to feel energized. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Open, Healthy Breathing: Somatic Breath Therapy: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $55. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Kaiilama Morris. Pre-registration required:


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Rachel & Western Partners: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,

February 2018

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