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MARLBORO Marlboro Music Opens 68th Season - 23 Resident Artists Perform Works for Piano, Strings, Winds, & Voice: (See 7/14). . . Marlboro College Persons Hall. .

PUTNEY Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents the Stockwell Brothers: In five decades together, the Stockwell Brothers have played everything from classic bluegrass to folk rock to world beat music. Their music continues to span traditional and progressive styles, but their well-honed signature sound spotlights new singer/songwriter material recast with varied rhythms and original arrangements featuring three-part vocal harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger-picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns, and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, neo-classical instrumentals. Featuring 2005 Merlefest bluegrass banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, they have performed alongside artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards, and Asleep At The Wheel, recorded with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup The Seldom Scene, and toured throughout the U.S. and in Canada and Europe. As a trio, they have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food available. 6 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,

W. DOVER The Abe Loomis Band : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (rain location: Big Tent at Dover Forge). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 7/14). . Estey Organ Museum. .

Kids and families

PUTNEY Pizza Making with Kids: Learn to make pizza dough, pizza sauce, grate cheese, and have a fun activity around toppings. Taught by Greg Weisel, master pizza maker. Eat the pizzas made in class, and everyone gets a chance to make their own pizza dough to take home to show off your skills to family and friends. We provide all the ingredients; the only thing you need to bring is an apron. Children ages 8-12 should be accompanied by an adult. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Limit of 12 and space must be reserved: 802-387-0102,


BRATTLEBORO Mantra, Pranayama, and Gong Meditation: Participants can expect to partake in call-and-response style chanting feature harmonium, talas, and tabla - pranayama exercises to settle the mind and connect with the breath, and a deeply relaxing meditation to the sound of gongs and singing bowls. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, August 26. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro: "Share the Harvest": The "Share the Harvest" stand is offering free produce, thanks to the generosity of local gardeners and farmers. We welcome donations from your garden. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 28. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Donations of fresh produce accepted at the stand or contact Marilyn to arrange a different time/location:

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - Ongoing Educational Programming: Deepen understanding and make connections with a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. Talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connect them to our lives and Brattleboro community. Archive recordings of past shows: 12 noon (every Sunday). Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance - World Circle Dance Day: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Gwen Peterdi. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Guilford Community Picnic: The Guilford Recreation Commission is providing the food for the grill: hamburgers and hot dogs (meat and vegetarian options), condiments, beverages and plates, etc. Bring a side dish or a dessert to share, if you can. Family-friendly activities include Badminton, Whiffle ball, Horseshoes, Disc golf putting, Giant Slingshot, and Corn hole. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Free. Fort Dummer State Park, 517 Old Guilford Rd. Information: 802-254-2610; Click for more info on Web in new window.



July 2018