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Event listings for Saturday, July 14

Performing arts

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

Film and video

PUTNEY "Speak the Music," A Documentary about Robert Mann: Oscar‐winning director Allan Miller gives us an intimate look at the musical life of violinist Robert Mann. Founding member and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, for over 50 years Mann was and continues to be one of the most important figures in chamber music. Includes rare footage of Juilliard String Quartet performances, Mann's renowned coaching sessions, and interviews with classical music's greatest performers, all revealing his profound influence as a chamber musician, teacher, and composer. Featuring Seiji Ozawa, Itzhak Perlman, Joel Krosnick, Elliott Carter, Stephen Hough and others. Nicholas Mann will lead a discussion with the audience afterwards. 5 p.m. $10 (free with a concert ticket or pre-concert dinner ticket). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets: 802-387-6637.

Music

WEST DUMMERSTON Free Ukulele Workshop: ""Uke Can Read, Uke Can Rock!": Local musician Jake Geppert of Bondville Boys fame presents the history of the Ukulele and its journey into Rock and Roll. As a group, kids will write and play a short rock song of their own. Participants are encouraged to bring a Uke, if available, and be ready to read, write, and rock! (Uke not required). Refreshments will be served. The Library received a grant from the VT Dept. of Libraries to offer this free program as part of their "Libraries Rock!" summer reading program. 10 a.m. Lydia Taft Pratt Library, 156 West St. Sign-up in advance (space is limited): 802-258-9878, dummerstonvtlibrary@gmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Brawlik and Gridline: Brawlik: Original music collective featuring powerhouse grooves and blistering solos drenched in love performed by nine musicians. Gridline: Neal Spitzer, saxophones, EWI; Zach Schepis, guitars, vocals; and Dorsey "Sky" Parker, drummer. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: http://stonechurchvt.com.

MARLBORO Marlboro Music - 23 Resident Artists Perform Works for Piano, Strings, Winds, & Voice: 7/14: Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502 Janos Palojtay, piano; Eunice Kim, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello. Copland: Quartet - Cynthia Raim, piano; Stephen Tavani, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Matthew Zalkind, cello. Schumann: Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 63; Andrew Hsu, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; Brannon Cho, cello. 7/15: Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11. Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Alessio Pianelli, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano. Schubert: Fantasia in F Minor, D. 940; Evren Ozel, piano; Jonathan Biss, piano. Nielsen: Serenata in vano. Bixby Kennedy, clarinet; Keith Buncke, bassoon; Trevor Nuckøls, horn; Judith Serkin, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass. 7/14: 8 p.m., 7/15: 2 p.m. Through Sunday, July 15. $5 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Tickets: 802-254-2394, marlboromusic.org.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Youth Climate Benefit: "Defend Our Future": This nonpartisan group is educating and empowering young people to advocate for action on climate change and take environmental policies into their own hands. Meet VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman and environmental leaders. Live music, catered treats, raffle. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $25 to $50 (gifts to Defend Our Future, c/o Environmental Defense Fund, are tax-deductible). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Tickets: www.bit.ly/dofgala.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Hobby activities packed with fun for the whole family. Coins, currency, comic books, sports cards. Comic book collectors will be present as well as a dealer with fractional civil war currency and other paper money. Plus a collector with vintage sports cards. Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274, pepsijoseph@yahoo.com.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (Weekends through mid-Oct.). Through Sunday, July 15. $5 suggested donation. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

WESTMINSTER Healing Walk: John Foster of Vermont Healing will lead a meditative walk on the Dunn Nature Trails. The reflective walk will include poems or other readings and offer opportunities for both contemplation and sharing. A guiding premise of this walk is that it's essential to be still, to quiet the everyday mind, to interrupt daily routines, and thus to be open to other dimensions for healing to begin. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Meet at the Bemis Hill Trailhead). Free. Stephen Martin Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary in Westminster, 1522 Bemis Hill Rd. Register: 802-451-6277, John@vermonthealing.com, www.windmillhillpinnacle.org.

SO. NEWFANE Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine - "The Art of Formulation: Herbal Honeys, Syrups, & Oxymels": Learn the secrets of making delicious, effective formulas every time. Then join us for a delicious experience making honey medicines. We'll also discuss some foundational principles of herbal medicine, do a plant walk and harvesting, and more. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $125 or $375 when you join the Home Medicine Maker Course (work-trade and payment plans available). Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine, 569 Dover Rd. Information: OldWaysHerbal@gmail.com, www.oldwaysherbal.wordpress.com.

Community building

WINDHAM Windham Community Organization's Annual Chicken BBQ and Raffle: Serving Walter Woodruff’s "Special Recipe" BBQ chicken cooked over a wood fire. Baked beans, potato salad, green salad, homemade strawberry shortcake topped with fresh whipped cream. Get there early and try your luck on a crafts raffle created by Windham artisans, and enjoy music by Windham musicians. 5 p.m. in the big tent. $10, $5 children, $25 family. Windham Meeting House, 103 Stone Bridge Rd.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO 2nd Saturday West Coast Swing Dance Party: Lesson, dancing to mixed rhythms, refreshments. Carry in your dance shoes. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $12 lesson and/or dance. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802-579-9990, ray@shallwedance.biz.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet: 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. $10. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.

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