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Event listings for Sunday, May 20

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO CircusNEXT: Travels Through Time: NECCA's Youth Performance Troupes share their bendy and high flying talents in this annual end of year showcase. 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. $5, $10, $25. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

PUTNEY Putney Library Book Sale: (See 5/19). . . Putney Public Library. .

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Windham Regional Woodlands Association: Making Essential Oils from Local Plants: Join herbalist Santalena Groves, alchemist/creator of Heart Grown Wild, an herbal skincare company in Wardsboro, to take a deep dive into how essential oils are produced through live distillation of wild harvested plants. The purpose of the workshop is to educate attendees through a visual demo of the amount of plant material it takes to produce one drop of essential oil. Join us for a plant walk outside and learn first-hand how to make hydrosol and essential oil from start to finish. The plant walk will be up to a half mile with hills. 9 am-3 pm (Enter Holton Hall using main entrance, elevator to 3rd fl. Bring lunch. Prepare for rain, sun, ticks). Free. Winston Prouty Center, 130 Austine Dr. RSVP required w/ Dan Healey: 802-387-6128, dhealey@longviewforest.com.

Music

PUTNEY John Gorka: John is an iconic singer/songwriter from the 1980s folk scene. This concert celebrates the release of his new CD, "True in Time.". 7:30 p.m. $22, $25 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

GUILFORD Guilford Gravel Grinder: Fast-paced 40-mile bicycle race. The roads in Guilford where the race will take place will be Thomas, Hinesburg, Briggs, Lee, Bonnyvale before heading into Brattleboro and then Hale Road and Thomas Hill before going into Marlboro and Halifax and then back into Guilford on Deer Park, Hinesburg, Green River Road, Stage Road, Guilford Center Road, Carpenter Hill, Barney, Bonnyvale, Lee, Briggs and finally Thomas. Every cyclist will have a number on the right side of their jersey. A lead vehicle will be in front of the leader of the race at all times and a follow-van marked "Velofix" will follow the last rider on course. Course map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27366628. Loop runs counter-clockwise. Hosted by Sunrise Farm. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sunrise Farm, 102 Thomas Rd. Information: vtsunrisefarm@gmail.com.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 5/19). . Estey Organ Museum. .

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Spring Truckload Sale at the Brattleboro Food Co-op: (See 5/19). . Brattleboro Food Co-op. .

Well-being

W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Bobbi Bailin. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.

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.

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