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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Met Live in HD: Rossini's "Semiramide": 1 p.m. $22, $20 MET Forever members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717,

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Second Saturday Open Mic: Poets take turns reading from their works or a favorite book. Sitting around a circle, there is no need to be nervous about standing in front of a room for newbie poetry readers. Poet Jim Fowler will assist. 1 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Reservations: 802-463-9404,

Ideas and education

WEST TOWNSHEND Gerda's Equine Rescue offers an Evening with Susan Bosek (a Psychic Medium): Join us for a discussion and demonstration of what mediumship is about and how animal spirit communicates with us. Gallery readings are done with all participating and sharing in the experience together. Wine and cheese will be served. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $30. Gerdas Equine Rescue, Rte. 30 (south of Townshend Dam Diner). Register:


BELLOWS FALLS Andrew Collins Trio: Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Classical, and Swing. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. In advance: $20, $15 seniors, $45 premium (prices increase $5 at door). Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Claudia Schmidt CD Release Concert: Schmidt is a powerful vocalist and adventurous artist who combines lively folk, jazz and blues (playing 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer) with rich poetry and playful humor. She was a frequent guest on the early days of "A Prairie Home Companion." More than 30 years and 22 albums later, she continues to perform across the country. Visit 7:30 p.m. $20 ($24 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Jazzmeia Horn: Horn, the winner of the Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan Competitions, sings with her quartet. 8 p.m. $20 and up, $15 for students with I.D. Contact VJC about educational discounts. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. BRATTLEBORO Night's Black Bird: "Airs, Arias, Madrigals & Tonos": This program offers 16th and 17th-century songs with accompaniment on lute, Baroque guitar, and bass viola da gamba. This trio, from Allentown, PA, includes Elizabeth Conner, Ted Conner, and Katherine Kaiser. The repertoire includes works by Giulio Caccini, Thomas Campion, John Dowland, Jose Marin, Claudio Monteverdi, and Philip Rosseter. 7:30 p.m. $15 includes gala reception. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Susan Dedell and Friends: "The Flip Side": Singers Junko Wantanabe, Jennifer Hansen, Peter Shea, and Charles Mays, Jr. join concert choir director Dedell at the piano for a smooth evening of cabaret entertainment. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Kris McDermet and Judy Hueber; cash bar provided by Windham Wines. Ticket sales will benefit the Concert Choir. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $30. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets: 802-257-4523,

W. BRATTLEBORO Early Music Concert: This concert of "Airs, Arias, Madrigals & Tonos" by Night's Black Bird trio—soprano, lute, baroque guitar, and bass viola da gamba supports community outreach programs and the meeting house. 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. concert and gala reception. $15 at door. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377,

BRATTLEBORO Miles Band: Classic funk, soul, and rock & roll. 8 p.m. $5. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets:

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 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Ceremony: This prestigious national program offers exhibition opportunities and scholarships to young artists and writers. 10:30 a.m. doors open, 12 noon ceremony. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124 x 102,

BELLOWS FALLS Pop-Up Playground: Local resident and Playworker Morgan Leichter Saxby will be on hand with recycled materials to play with as you please. Come and build a cardboard fort, chalk up the sidewalk, sword fight with pool noodles. Morgan has set up Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds around the world. She is trained in ways to support play without directing it and is working towards her PhD in Playwork. 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the front yard. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

S. LONDONDERRY Irish Elves and Fairy Tales: Celebrate St. Patrick with an exploration of the fairy culture of Ireland. Casey Junker Bailey, a visitor to Ireland and an expert on fairies, will lead a workshop on fairy tales, the making of fairies, and fairy accessories. Children are invited to make a fairy and have fairy tea. 10:30 a.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

BELLOWS FALLS Seniors Aging in Place: Do you know an aging Vermonter? Joann Erenhouse, Community Relations Dir., Senior Solutions explains programs available to help Vermonters over 60 in Windham and Windsor counties access benefits that enable them to stay at home and age in place. Refreshments will be served. 11 a.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Buddy's A Pet's Store Lucky Raffle: Win a free Illuma LED Dog Collar and Leash. Buddy's A Pet's Store wants to keep all pets safe and secure this spring. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Buddys A Pets Store, 76 Cotton Mill Hill. Information: 802-579-1616; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

WESTMINSTER WEST Cabin Fever Supper: 13th Annual Fundraising Dinner: Know a good story about life in this neck of the woods? Over a hearty meal provided by Tristan Toleno, owner/chef of Entera Catering, join your neighbors in celebrating our little patch of the planet. Bring a strong appetite and be prepared to share or enjoy short tales highlighting the quirky country life of our village and its environs. Menu: Salad Greens with Apples and Hazelnuts (V & G/F), VT Grafton Cheddar Mac and Cheese, Roasted Rosemary Chicken w/ Mushroom au jus, Beets and Fresh Dill (V & G/F), Baked Sweet Potato, Pear and Sweet Onion (V & G/F), Roasted Carrots and Parsnips (V & G/F), Red Hen Bread, Chocolate Mousse (G/F) and Maple Pecan Pie a la Mode. 6 p.m. $15, $8 kids ages 4 and over, free for kids under age 4, $40 max. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-387-2334; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO 2nd Saturday West Coast Swing Dance Party and Lesson: Dancing to mixed rhythms. Carry in your dance shoes. Refreshments. 7 p.m. West Coast dance lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $12 lesson and/or dance. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802-579-9990,

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Sugar-on-Snow Supper: Menu: Ham, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, deviled eggs, donuts, pickles, and sugar on snow. 2 seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. $12, $5 ages 5-12, $3 kids under 4. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Reservations: 802-257-7557.



March 2018