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Event listings for Friday, March 2

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "I Used to Have This Cat": (See 3/1). . Hooker-Dunham Theater. .

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Come Play With Me": Gwen Murphy Surreal Wall Dolls: Murphy continues her exploration of humor and pathos with a series of Wall Dolls. She's primarily a found-object artist, recognized as the creator of Surreal Shoes, an ongoing project. The new textile and clay wall characters clearly reference historic puppetry and illustration. They elicit refrains from classic fantasy fairy-tale illustration, and invite storyline and metaphor with their playfulness. 3/2: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. artist reception with music from the Moondogs. Open daily 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Through Monday, April 02. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

BRATTLEBORO "The 38th Annual Student Art Month": Celebrating young artists in Windham County while recognizing the teachers and school infrastructures that help these students flourish. The Arts Council of Windham County has partnered with venues, schools, and teachers to arrange activities featuring the work of young artists throughout our region. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.). Through Friday, March 30. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Fraud, Scam, and Con Artists Coming to a Computer Near You": The why, how, and basic defense regarding scams perpetrated over the internet. This presentation is continually revised to address the latest cyber threats and addresses how to recognize malicious eMails and pop-ups as well as wi-fi issues arising from the increased use of tablets and smart phones. Presenter: Elliott Greenblott of AARP. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Richard Shindell and Dune Hunter (Hannah Hoffman): Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. He has several albums to his credit and tours nationally and internationally. Currently in the process of writing her second album, Hoffman finds comfort in the uncomfortable exploration of what it means to be vulnerable and how to expose and communicate the deep, dark parts of oneself through music. Her freshman release, "Blur"(2015), consists of songs written during her formative years of leaving teenage-land and entering adulthood. 8 p.m. $20 ($25 at door). The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Bard Owl (T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger): Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box and Landenberger on vocals and percussion. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Resilience is to Stress what the Immune System is to Illness: Why do some people seem to be more resilient, better able to "bounce back" after a difficulty? Can you increase your own resilience? Yes! Boosting resilience is a classic "simple but not easy" process, and it is 100% possible. The stronger our resilience the better we are able to let go of everyday annoyances. Learn to discern what we can (vs. cannot) control and put our energy into healthy changes. If you feel stressed out by work and/or life in general this workshop can help you. Participants will take away practical tools to use immediately in any corner of their lives. With Jen Jacobs. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Resilience is to Stress what the Immune System is to Illness: Why do some people seem to be more resilient, better able to "bounce back" after a difficulty? Can you increase your own resilience? Yes! Boosting resilience is a classic "simple but not easy" process, and it is 100% possible. The stronger our resilience the better we are able to let go of everyday annoyances. Learn to discern what we can (vs. cannot) control and put our energy into healthy changes. If you feel stressed out by work and/or life in general this workshop can help you. Participants will take away practical tools to use immediately in any corner of their lives. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: This is a social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: erika@outrightvt.org.

Move and Connect: Free movement class. Get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. All abilities; no experience needed. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. .

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Dance Party and Salsa Lesson: Carry in your dance shoes. Dancing to mixed rhythms. 7 p.m. salsa lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $12 lesson and/or dance. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802-380-6675.

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