CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, April
PUTNEY Green Writers Press Book Launch & Celebration: Featuring authors and their newly published books, including Brattleboro's poet/farmer Ross Thurber, along with Vermont authors Jackson Ellis, T Stores, Sydney Lea, Katy Farber, Ralph Black, and others. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Sandri Energy: Pellet Central Heating Systems: Thom Burden will discuss using pellet central heating systems to replace fossil fuels. He'll share how they function, how easy they are to use, and how to pay for them through rebates. 12 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.
LONDONDERRY "Inconvenient Sequel: Truth of Power": The climate conversation continues. Doreen Fabiano and Carlene Lindgren, local environmental activists, screen this documentary which is the sequel to 2006's "An Inconvenient Truth." In the sequel, former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. screening. Discussion follows. Organic popcorn served. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Rock Voices: Rock and pop classics. Tony Lechner directs. 7 p.m. $15, $12 seniors, $8 students, free ages 12 and under. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-254-4730; Click to e-mail for more information.
KEENE Opera: Purcell's "The Fairy Queen": Shakespeare's comedy mingles with Purcell's whimsical baroque masques. Dr. Matthew Leese, Dir. Music and Stage. This is the culmination of a collaboration between KSC Opera Workshop, Keene Vocal Consort and Boston-based early music group "Seven Times Salt" with co-musical direction by Dr. Daniel Carberg and Dr. Christina Wright. 7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall. $10, $5 students/seniors. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168.
BRATTLEBORO Windscape: Chamber Series comprising five wind soloists. As Artists in Residence at Manhattan School of Music, they take listeners on a musical and historical world tour, evoking through music and engaging commentary vivid cultural landscapes of distant times and places. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $20 to $30. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.
NEWFANE "The Great American Songbook" with Laura Wetzler: A singer, songwriter, guitarist, Wetzler plays Contemporary Folk, Worldbeat Jewish Music of Africa and Asia, and The Great American Songbook. This is a benefit for the Friends of the Moore Free Library. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with The Merry Pranksters: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. The Merry Pranksters play traditional and contemporary folk music. 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.
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.
TOWNSHEND Preschool Story Hour: Hear a fun story and get to know other preschool kids and parents in the area. (Continues 5/4 and 5/18). 10 a.m. Townshend Public Library, 1971 Route 30. Information: 802-365-4039; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community: Founded in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh by Richard Brady and Elisabeth Dearborn who lead the gatherings. 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. on Fridays. Donations welcome. Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic, 63 Western Ave. .
BRATTLEBORO Inclusion Center: Members of "The Hive" Discuss Alternatives to 911: The Hive is a grassroots mutual support network dedicated to creating spaces for people to support each other to survive and thrive outside of systems and services, will discuss alternatives to calling 911 when handling emotional and mental distress. The Inclusion Center is a no-fee program for people with disabilities, mental or physical, as well as those dealing with depression or anxiety. 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., lower level. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Julie Tamler: 802-380-5484.
BELLOWS FALLS "Bellows Falls 3rd Friday": Stroll through various venues of Bellows Falls & Vicinity for Art, Music, Literary Events, Food, and late-night shopping. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information: www.facebook.com/BellowsFalls.3rdFriday.
BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Dance Party: Shall We Dance? Get familiar with the world of Social Ballroom Dancing. Plus Waltz lesson. Carry in your dance shoes. 7 p.m. Waltz lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing to mixed rhythms. $12 lesson and/or dance. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802-579-9990, email@example.com.