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Event listings for Thursday, February 8

Performing arts

PUTNEY "Lucy Speaks: Rights, Witness, and Voice" with Shanta Lee Gander: Developed as part of the "Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont" project, Gander engages audience members in a conversation about rights, witness, and voice through the lens of Lucy Terry Prince, who is considered to be the first African-American poet (she resided in Guilford, VT, after being freed from slavery). The presentation also includes Gander performing Prince's only surviving poem, "Bars Fight.". 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Landmark College Greenhoe Theater, 1 River Rd. S. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Norwegian Composer/Trombonist Henrik Munkeby Norstebo: Norstebo plays highly original music that features deeply moving sounds and silences in complex compositions and improvisations. 7 p.m. Donations for the artist are welcome. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Willie Nile and Mikey Sweet: Singer-songwriter of the widely acclaimed "Streets of New York," "The Innocent Ones," "American Ride," and "If I Was A Riverm" Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $25 to $33. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program: IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible households that earn up to $54,000 per year and who live or work in Windham County. . Through Thursday, April 12. Free. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Call 2-1-1 from anywhere in VT for appointment ..

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Vietnam: In this class for kids, we'll use Cabbage, the Vermont Harvest of the Month, to make traditional Rice Paper Rolls. These veggie-filled packages are a popular street food in Vietnam and eaten by kids as a snack. We'll learn about the culture and language of this wondrous Asian country as well. Lizi Rosenberg instructs. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Wine & Cheese Sampling during Brattleboro LUV Crawl: The Co-op is featuring Nutty Steph's Chocolates along with wine (age 21+ with valid ID) paired with local cheese. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Co-op tasting (6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bratt LUV Crawl). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Bratt LUV Crawl: 18 Shops & 18 Tastemakers: Offered by the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $10. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Purchase tickets below or at the Brattleboro Food Co-op

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Local Artist Rosie Schulick: Rosie shares her line of whimsical cards. She gets inspiration from the color and bounty of Vermont life. 12 noon - 1 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.


PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593,

February 2018

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