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W. DOVER The Starline Rhythm Boys: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (rain location: big tent at Dover Forge). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

PUTNEY Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents the Gaslight Tinkers: The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of African, Caribbean, funk, reggae, and Latin rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional roots, New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Audrey Knuth, fiddle; Jopey Fitzpatrick drums; Garrett Sawyer, bass; and Peter Siegel, guitar create the genre-bending future of the music of the past. Since its formation in 2012, the band has lit up the East Coast, West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals. In 2016, the Tinkers toured Trinidad, appearing on national TV as a genre bending calypso band, widening the perception of Caribbean music. Here in the US, they have graced the stages at the Green River, Old Songs, Falcon Ridge and Wormtown festivals, and The Iron Horse, The Parlor Room, and Caffe Lena concert venues. 6 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 6/30). . Estey Organ Museum. .

Kids and families

CHESTER "Reading Without Walls Bingo - Summer Reading Program": This summer, children entering 4th-8th grade in the fall are invited to take the Reading Without Walls Bingo challenge. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang started the Reading Without Walls program to celebrate reading and diversity by challenging children nationwide to read a book about a character who doesn't look or live like them; read a book about a topic they don't know much about; and/or read a book in a format that they don't normally read for fun. . Through Friday, August 31. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Sign-up begins 7/1 through August 802-875-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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. Sundays and Wednesdays. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

Community meals

NEWFANE NewBrook Fire & Rescue Department - Open House & BBQ: 11 a.m. Complete dinner: $10 BBQ chicken; $12 BBQ ribs. NewBrook Fire Station, Rte.30. Information: 802-365-7590.



July 2018