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Event listings for Saturday, March 3

Performing arts

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

BRATTLEBORO International Stars at New England Circus Arts annual Circus Spectacular: Professional performers from around the world are donating their talents to raise money for Circus in the Neighborhood, NECCA's scholarship and outreach programming. Ringmaster is Keith Nelson, co-founder of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a national traveling theater-based circus. He juggles, eats fire, swallow swords, clowns, and runs an American circus company. Joel Herzfeld will perform a hand-balancing act in which he remains upside down and his feet have a conversation, as well as an upbeat rock and roll cyr wheel act. Aerialists Kyla Ernst-Alper and Sylvana Tapia are dancers turned aerialists. Sam Ferlo brings dexterity and daring in an aerial straps act. Eric Bates, original cast member of Sequence 8 and now 2-time medal winner at Cirque de Demain will performing alongside 2 other members of the Barcode Circus Company. Mime Mario Diamond will silently elicit laughter with his interactive antics. 3/3: 7:30 p.m.; 3/4: 1 p.m. Through Sunday, March 04. $15 to $50. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-9780,

SAXTONS RIVER "My Favorite Broadway": Cabaret of Broadway favorites. 7:30 p.m. $15, $10 youth. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

VERNON Table For Two: Piano duo from Cambridge, MA. Followed by light refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Adventist Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Hwy. Information: 802-254-5088; Click to e-mail for more information.

The written word

PUTNEY Poetry Discussion Group: March's poet is Muriel Rukeyser. No experience necessary; copies of poems provided. Led by Barbara Morrison. noon - 2 p.m. Free. Antidote Books, 120 Main St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO And The Kids: Growing up, often the safest haven to plot your dreams and get a handle on your identity is within the confines of trusted friendships. For the musicians, these bonds have been a life raft. But as friendships evolve from adolescence to young adulthood, sometimes the lines can grow murky. On the Northampton, MA-based band's latest album, "Friends Share Lovers," they examine blurred boundaries in close-knit relationships. And The Kids channel existential crises into pop euphoria and manage to conjure chunky indie rock, blissful new wave, chamber folk, jarring avant-garde, and brawny classic rock. Hannah Mohan is the guitarist/vocalist, Rebecca Lasaponaro on drums, Megan Miller on synthesizers and percussion, and bassist Taliana Katz. 8 p.m. $12 ($15 at door). The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS "The Celtic Imagination": Aine Minogue, a Boston Irish harper and Celtic culture expert, performs a concert exploring themes in the Celtic tradition such as the wheel of the year, blessings in the tradition, Celtic mythology, folklore, and water blessing. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 seniors, $45 premium ($5 more at door). Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO PurimPalooza with T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger (Bard Owl) : Enjoy this musical variety show, costume contest, beer and wine cash bar. We will act out the story in a Purimshpiel, a comical skit of what transpired on Purim and why it has become an important Jewish holiday. You will be able to vent your rage at evil and oppression by shaking groggers (noisemakers) at every mention of the name of Haman, evil advisor to the arrogant and self-centered king. And you'll cheer as one brave undercover Jewish woman saves the whole Jewish people. The Butterfly Swing Band is also on the bill. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free-will donation. A non-perishable food item for Groundworks Collaborative is also requested. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-257-1959,

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 Array of Hope: A Faith-Filled Concert Experience: This wide-ranging live concert focused on youth in grades 7 to 12 features musical acts, motivational speakers, and thought-provoking films. Array of Hope is a journey of faith, hope and love, that entertains, touching and transforming hearts. Dinner included. Offered by the Diocese of Burlington. 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. (1 p.m. - 4 p.m. concert, 4 p.m. Mass, followed by dinner). $10 ($20 family) suggested donation. St. Michaels School, 48 Walnut St. Information: 802-658-6110 x 1130,

GRAFTON Kindred Spirits: Marvelous Maple Syrup--A Program for Families: Do you like maple syrup on pancakes, waffles, french toast, or even in your coffee? In this family-friendly program, we'll follow the life-cycle of a jug of maple syrup--from tree, to sugar house, to a steaming plate of waffles. It includes hands-on learning and opportunities to taste locally-made maple syrup. Later, local author Katy Farber will read from her new book, "Salamander Sky.". 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. maple syrup, 1 p.m. reading. By donation. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Register: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Mighty Acorns Club: Magic Maple Syrup: We'll taste local maple syrup, go on a hike in search of maple trees, and make our own sugar shack crafts to take home in this interactive program for kids ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Bring outdoor gear. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $5 in advance, $8 drop-in per child. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111,


BRATTLEBORO "How to Bring More Love into Your Life": When our hearts are open, divine love can enter our lives, often in surprisingly simple and humble ways. This love nourishes us in ways nothing else can. Have you felt a hunger to know and give more love? Join others as we share experiences and techniques to welcome a greater awareness and appreciation of divine love in daily living. Hosted by Eckankar. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Somatic Breath: What is an Open, Healthy Breath: With Kaiilama Morris. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $55. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Pre-registration requested

Community building

WEST DUMMERSTON Pampered Chef: At this annual event, Kim Martin will host the show with new Spring products, recipes, demonstrations of many cooking needs, plus hands-on cooking and tasting of spices, sauces and rubs. Drawings throughout. Proceeds help with operating expenses for the Community Center. 12:55 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Free admission. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. RSVPs appreciated by 3/1: 802-257-8602,

BRATTLEBORO The 4th Annual Par for the Cause: This indoor mini-golf classic to benefit the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development--developmental screenings, early intervention, home visiting nurses, housing assistance, access to high-quality early care and learning programs though referrals and financial assistance, literacy support with the Early Learning Express bookmobile, and on-site high-quality early care and learning for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Community members are invited to join the fun for friendly competition and delicious food. Light dinner fare served by the Guilford Country Store & Cafe and a cash bar by Hazel. Donated goods and services by local businesses will be raffled off. (Also see 3/4). 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $25 in advance or at the door. Winston Prouty Center, 130 Austine Dr. Information: 802-257-7852,


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Champagne Jam: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,

Community meals

GUILFORD Sugar on Snow Supper: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, cole slaw, rolls, homemade donuts, and Guilford maple sugar on Guilford snow. New this year are scalloped potatoes. And the pickles accompanying the sugar on snow are now Guilford-made. This longtime annual fundraiser helps support the many activities of the Grange, which sponsors pre-town meeting, a community Thanksgiving dinner, this supper, and brunches, as well as Guilford Center Stage productions. Plus Christmas stockings for seniors, free dictionaries for every Guilford 3rd grader, and a college scholarship. 3 seatings: 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. $12, $5 for children ages 5-12, $2 for kids under 5. Broad Brook Grange/Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Reservations recommended: 802-257-5359,

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