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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO National Theatre Live in HD--""Julius Caesar": 2 p.m. $20, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-257-5717,

GILL Young Shakespeare Players-East take on George Bernard Shaw: (See 4/21). . Northfield Mount Herman. .


PUTNEY Big Woods Voices: Benefit Concert for Putney Cares, Inc: Singers Will Danforth, Alan Blood, Becky Graber, and Amanda Witman celebrate their passion for a cappella harmony through arrangements of original, roots, world music. The group performs Will's original settings of poems by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, W. B. Yeats, others; standards of the American roots lexicon; gems by musicians such as Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, the Stanley Brothers; original poetic-harmonic pieces. Will is a singer-songwriter, traditional acoustic artist, arranger/composer; Alan is a member of area singing groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon and House Blend; Becky is the leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene; Amanda is the founder/co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing with Tony Barrand. Putney Cares enables Putney's older residents to remain independent and at home as long as they wish and helps the community unite with its elders. They also offer volunteer-run social events and supportive programs for seniors. 4 p.m. $15 to $40. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Reservations: 802-387-5593,

KEENE String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet: The String Ensemble and Woodwind Quintet combine two perfectly harmonious but completely different types of instruments. Included in the String Ensemble repertoire will be Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67, Mvt 2, Adagio Espressivo, by NH composer Amy Beach. Most commonly Woodwind Quintets consist of most flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and/or bassoon. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Alumni Hall. Free. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

KEENE Keene State College Saxophone & Brass Ensembles: New works by student composers Alex Wilderman and Derrick Hegeman. The concert, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue," will include arrangements of pieces recorded by Simon & Garfunkel and Earth, Wind, and Fire. The Saxophone Ensemble will be "borrowing" Brass Ensemble members Brendan Goodwin, Max Leader, and Will Wright in an arrangement of EW&F's classic "September." Directed by Craig Sylvern and Seelan Manickam. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Alumni Hall. Free. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "The Ark": Experience an ambient soundscape by David R. created to connect us with our planet in an extended moment of mutual consciousness and healing communion. Guest musician Stephan Brandstatter plays gongs, chimes, Tibetan bowls, bells and more, highlighting the soundscape with resonances echoing the cycle of water on our planet in harmony with love. 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Ken Rokicki on Guitar and Johnny Yuma on Drums on Earth Day: The Asante duo will be playing an energetic and eclectic mix of World Music, Latin, Nuevo Flamenco,Ska, Reggae and Jazz Fusion. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Flat Iron Exchange, 51 The Square. Information: 802-460-0357.

Fundraising and awareness events

WALPOLE Parks Place Garden Event Fundraiser at Alyson's Orchard: Parks Place, home to over 40 agencies which provide individuals and families the opportunity to make lasting, positive change in their lives, brings health and human services directly to residents of the Greater Falls Community, services that would otherwise be inaccessible. Guest speaker Henry Homeyer is a life-long organic gardener who writes a weekly gardening column that appears in 12 newspapers around New England and will be discussing invasive plants: what are they, how to get rid of them, and what to replace them with. There will be a silent auction, presentation on "trending houseplants" by Halladay's Flowers and Harvest Barn, gifts by Grafton Grown Lavender Products, shrubs/plants for sale from Morning Star Perennials & Nursery, and a Master Gardener's Exhibit. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. By donation. All proceeds benefit Parks Place. Alysons Orchard, 57 Alysons Ln. Information: 802-463-9927,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 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.



April 2018