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Event listings for Sunday, February 4

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO National Theatre Live in HD--"Young Marx": 2 p.m. $20, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717,

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Tracking Series with George Leoniak: Participants will find out how to recognize and interpret tracks and other wildlife signs to learn about the lives of the wild animals around us. The destination is Pisgah State Park. The group will go into the remote southern section, an area frequented by bobcats, coyote, deer, and more. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Additional excursions: 3/4: Hogback Mountain; 4/8: Harrisville Brook). $20/session BEEC members or $50 for all 3, $25/session for non-members or $60 for all 3. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Registration required: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop: If you can talk you can sing. Learn in a way that's supportive, comfortable, fun. Become more confident and experience some singing success. Through a combination of games, improvisation, and simple songs from around the world we'll explore different aspects of the voice. Create a tool kit of accessible techniques to take home and use as you develop your skills. Discover the joy of your unique voice and let go of that old idea that singing isn't for you. With Nancy Salwen. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $130 ($15 for optional catered lunch). Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; 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; 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.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Toymaking Workshop: Join local artist and toymaker, Amber Paris, for all-natural toymaking. Ages 10-adult will work together to craft 100% wool pears and carrots. All materials and patterns (personal use only) included. Amber has sold her play food creations at locals stores and markets for the last 8 years. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. $30. Beadniks, 115 Main St. Pre-registration required:,


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

DUMMERSTON Balkan Cafe: International music, traditional dance, and food. Join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and have a good time. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. All levels welcome. Live music by Orkestar Banitsa, featuring Becky Ashenden (accordion, percussion), Barbara Blumenthal (tambura), Joe Blumenthal (string bass), Addie Rose Holland (clarinet) and Gawain Thomas (accordion). Orkestar Banitsa plays traditional music from Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. $12 suggested donation. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-9513,

February 2018

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