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Event listings for Thursday, June 21

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Kevin Parry hosts Open Mic: Sign up for 20-minute slot. Performers receive 50% off their meal. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: 802-257-7563, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

BRATTLEBORO StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus: Cirque Us is back in town. Gaze into the cosmos, where we fall into orbit with nine acrobat planets, each one the center of their own private universe. Watch as these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity. Featuring: Delaney Bayles, who holds a world championship title in juggling as well as four world records; Justin Durham, a recent graduate of the National Circus School of London; and Cam Zweir, who recently toured with Pippin The Musical. The newest member of the team is director, Jesse Dryden, an instructor at the National Circus School of Montreal and former creative director of Circus Smirkus for ten years. Prepare to be dazzled as we discover what happens when you wish upon a star. 7:30 p.m. $18, $15 kids under 12 ($20 all tickets at door). New England Center for Circus Arts (at the Austine School), 130 Austine Dr. Tickets: www.thecirqueus.com/2018-summer-tour.html.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Two Brown Bag Lunches: Brattleboro Reformer / Vermont Associates: Brattleboro Reformer Meet andGreet (main floor). Vermont Associates for Training and Development. Are you a VT resident age 55 or older and interested in learning new skills while training part-time and receiving a wage at one of the many nonprofits in Vermont - Retail, Food Prep, Health Care, and Customer Service. With Barry Mitchell, Mature Worker Specialist, (Conference room). 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

JAMAICA Hungrytown: After more than a decade of worldwide touring and three album releases, folk singers Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a fine reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. Hosted by the Jamaica Community Arts Council. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information: www.hungrytown.net.

GUILFORD Wendy's House Concert Series: Dunham Shoe Factory: This is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello, their music draws from an array of styles including Egyptian, Jazz, Brazilian, Turkish, Classical and Indian music. 7 p.m. $15 to $20 at door. Wendys Soiree, 2596 Tater Ln. Information: 802-254-6189; Click to e-mail for more information.

Dance

PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593, putneycares@svcable.net.

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