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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Sweet Charity": (See 7/12). . New England Youth Theatre. .

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "From Madness To Celebration": Pamela Spiro Wagner, author of "Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia" and other books, was treated as an inpatient in hospitals for nearly 15 years. In her mid-50s, she discovered a hidden talent for art and now at 65 is an artist, author, and poet. Today, she discusses her art, presently on the front wall of River Garden Gallery, and reads from her memoir and books of poetry. Q&A follows. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Gypsy Jazz & Brazilian Choros: Jason Anick, violin and mandolin soloist with the Rhythm Future Quartet, in concert with multi-Grammy Award winning cellist Eugene Friesen. They are joined by Eliot Wadopian, bassist with the Paul Winter Consort, versed in both jazz, classical, and world music. Eliot's trio, Free Planet Radio, has toured all over the world with their blend of international musical styles, innovative improvising, and original compositions. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $35. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Town Meeting: Winners of the New England Music Awards 2017 Roots Act of the Year, Ashley Storrow and Putnam Smith, a folk/roots duo, play original and Appalachian songs with vocal harmonies and guitars, banjo, mandolin, shruti box. 8 p.m. $10 to $12. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information:

Kids and families

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 fees apply to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Veggie Burger Sampling: Try Tofurkey-brand veggie burgers with Katherine B. If you like them, buy some to take home. On sale this month. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND Libraries Rock - Music and Storytelling with Taradiddle: This duo of singing storytellers present a magical musical story time. For children of all ages. 10 a.m. Townshend Public Library, 1971 Route 30. Information: 802-365-4039; Click to e-mail for more information.


WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-387-2681.

Community building

W. HALIFAX "Growing up in Halifax in the 1940s and 1950s": At this annual meeting of the Halifax Historical Society, six people who grew up in Halifax during those years (Wayne Courser, Lewis Sumner, Charlotte Miner, Jeannie Hardgrove, Lucile Rice, and Lillian Brigham) will participate in a discussion, and more may decide to join in. What has changed about Halifax, and what is the same? Did children in the pre-Internet, pre-cell phone and even pre-TV era have more fun? Did they work harder? What was it like to live in Halifax during World War II? Your input is welcome. 6 p.m. potluck supper; 7 p.m. meeting (starts with short business meeting to elect officers - open to everyone). Free. Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Rd.

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect - Modern Dance with Francesca Bourgault: Francesca has been teaching dance for over ten years and will take you on a journey through your body's range of motion through the use of your own weight and momentum. Come prepared groove to music and work up a sweat! Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.


BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. The State of Vermont keeps most of our cash in TD. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information:

BELLOWS FALLS Bi-Weekly Solidarity Vigil: A vigil of community, solidarity, and diversity. We are one cause of peace, freedom and social justice for all living beings. Bring signs expressing your passion and concerns. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner, across from Flat Iron Cafe. The Windham Hotel, 36 The Square. Information: 802-869-2141,



July 2018