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The written word

PUTNEY Literary Longings - Writer In Residence Workshop: Lyedie Geer is a coach and facilitator whose practice is dedicated to helping women fulfill their personal, professional, and creative longings. You will have the opportunity to unpack any longings--deeply felt, full-bodied conversations that are always going on between self and the world, self and others, self and spirit--which you may be quietly incubating through a structured writing process. Your longings, she suggests, are a yearning toward wholeness. This workshop is designed to help us all move beyond mere goal setting, as we steer into the territory of what is deeply meaningful to each of us, and then set our bow points on fulfillment. 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center Faculty Concert: Chonghyo Shin on Piano: The program will include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Debussy. A native of Seoul, Korea, Shin has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, the Pioneer Valley Symphony, the New England Conservatory Orchestra, and the Windham Orchestra. 3 p.m. $20 to $30, $10 student (free for BMC students under 18). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

KEENE Christina Wright-Ivanova & Friends: Fire for the Soul: Callie Carmosino gives a bassoon recital of Baroque, Romantic, and 20th Century music. Composers featured are Georg Phillip Telemann, Camille Saint-Saens, Paul Hindemith, Ian Clarke, Francis Poulenc, Frigyes Hidas, and Lukas Foss. Callie will be joined by Christina Wright-Ivanova on piano and harpsichord, Robin Matathias on flute, James Sharrock on oboe, and Geoffrey Edwards on cello. 3 p.m. in Alumni Recial Hall. Free. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

NEWFANE 4th Annual West River Railroad Soup Fest and Silent Auction: This event helps raise funds for the final restoration phase of the Historical Society of Windham County's 1880 Newfane Railroad Station and West River Railroad Museum. You won't have to ride the 36 Miles of Trouble to sample homemade soups from Brattleboro to South Londonderry. These restaurants all the way "up the gauge" of the West River Railroad line are catering to you. Whetstone Station, Brattleboro; Top of the Hill Grill, Brattleboro; The Eatery, Williamsville; Rick's Tavern, Newfane; Harmonyville Store, Townshend; Townshend Country Inn, Townshend; Dam Diner, West Townshend; Bitter Sweet Memories Cafe, Wardsboro; D & K Jamaica Grocery, Jamaica; Fran's Kitchen, Winhall; New American Grill, South Londonderry. This summer, the roof of the 1880 Water Tank House will be replaced. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. bidding and 50/50 raffle; 5:30 p.m. soups and bread served, followed by desserts. $5 to $10 suggested donation. NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30. Information:

W. BRATTLEBORO "Mirrors of Privilege": Film and discussion designed to help bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change. Light lunch served. 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12 p.m. film. Free. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information:


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

BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: This uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria is danced around the world. 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.



March 2018