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Performing arts

SAXTONS RIVER Jesus Christ Superstar: (See 3/29). . Main Street Arts. .


WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Musician Ray Mason: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Ray will play original songs, in the old time rock and roll style. 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. Donation appreciated by the musician. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.


PUTNEY Salamander Crossing Brigade Training: On April nights when it's raining and temperatures get above 40 F, spotted salamanders, Jefferson's salamanders, and wood frogs emerge from subterranean dormancy. Terrestrial and solitary most of their lives, these spring rains trigger their annual urge for aquatic social activity. Most head to vernal pools, small temporary bodies of water where the business of procreation occurs. For many of these amphibians, this spring migration takes them across roads and mortality can be very high. Studies have shown that in places where salamanders must cross, even moderately traveled roads they will eventually disappear--unless they get help. Training: Salamander crossing guards show up at a documented crossing site just after dark with a bright flashlight and stroll up and down the road (usually a stretch of about a quarter-mile). When a salamander or frog appears, a crossing guard will pick it up and give it a lift to the other side. Sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the Putney Conservation Commission. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Rm. 221. Free. Landmark College, McFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center, River Rd. S. Information: 802-257-5785,

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.


BRATTLEBORO Connection Cards: With each card, local artist Rosie Schulick aspires to manifest and animate life's most spirited moments, often turning to the animal-human relationship. She will discuss these cards which strive to deliver a message of hope, comfort, delight, and always an opportunity for connection. 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.

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. on Fridays. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

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. .



March 2018