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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Met Live in HD: Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte": Set in 1950s Coney Island. 1 p.m. $22, $20 MET Forever members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717, sjmpr@comcast.net.

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

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Spark Teacher Education Institute Professional Development Opportunity : "Borders and Walls: Stories that Connect Us to Palestine" and "Indigenous People of VT: Tools of Genocide and Impacts." The first session is led by Jody Sokolower and Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch. Jody is the former Ed. of Rethinking Schools Magazine and project manager of Teach Palestine. She's a political activist, educator, writer, and editor. She co-edited "Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality" and edited "Teaching the Wars in the Middle East." She taught middle and high school students, adult English language learners, and teachers. Zeiad is Mgr. for Cross-Cultural Programs for Middle East Children's Alliance. He's a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee Camp in the West Bank and co-founder of the Ibdaa Cultural Center in Dheisheh. Zeiad is a filmmaker, journalist, and educator who has worked with Palestinian and International media. The second session is led by Judy Dow, an Abenaki educator. She teaches science, history and math through art and has been working with Gedakina and the University of NH through a National Science Foundation grant documenting sustainable land use practices with Indigenous youth in New England. She works with classroom teachers/young students on basket making and beading. She's a historian who works to bring to light and document VT's historical eugenics program/practices towards indigenous and poor people. Sessions run 9 p.m. - noon and noon - 3 p.m. Free ($135 for 3 PD credits). Twenty-Eight Vernon Street, 28 Vernon St. Open to teachers, educators, activists, others. Teachers: Email to reserve your space: nicole.awwad@gmail.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Annual Easter Egg Hunt: Children must bring a basket or container to collect eggs. There will be 6 Stuffed Animal Prizes in each age group. Brattleboro residents only. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. and Parks. 9:30 a.m: 4 and under; 9:45 a.m: 5 and up on Lower Softball Field (rain/mud: Nelson Withington Skating Facility). Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.

Pets

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.

Dance

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Visitors: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794, jean@sp1@ne.rr.com.

PUTNEY Traditional New England Contra Dance: Amy Cann and the All-Comers' Band. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginners' session. Dancing till 10:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Pat Baker: 603-399-8361, pbaker@valinet.com.

Community meals

GUILFORD Annual Sugar on Snow Dinner: 2 seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $12, $5 ages 6-12, $2 under age 5. Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Guilford Ctr. Rd. Reservations: 802-254-6841.

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