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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Magician Chris Lengyl: "Nothing Up My Sleeves": 7 p.m. $20 at door. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST CHESTERFIELD "The Little Foxes" - Staged Reading of Lillian Hellman's Classic American Drama: In the post-Civil War South, nothing is more important to the Hubbard clan than money and power. The ruthless, wealthy brothers and sister steal, deceive, and plot against each other in their efforts to invest in one of the first cotton mills to industrialize the New South. Each has plans for what the money will buy for them and how each will 'lord it' over their siblings. Featured in the cast are Maureen Hart as Regina, Dan Patterson as Ben, Bob Gruen as Oscar, Ray Mahoney as Oscar, Wendy Almeida as Birdie, Clare Margand as Alexandra, Colin Grube as Leo, Maggie McGlone-Jennings as Addie, Christopher Woods as Cal, and Stewart McDermet as Marshall. The reading is directed by Sam Pilo. (Repeats 7/28). 7:30 p.m. $8. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855.

BRATTLEBORO Melodrama Festival: (See 7/20). . New England Youth Theatre. .


MARLBORO Marlboro Music: Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV:29. Evren Ozel, piano; Stephen Tavani, violin; Judith Serkin, cello. Bartok: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7. Stephen Waarts & Inmo Yang, violin; Tanner Menees, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello. Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34. Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Tessa Lark & Robyn Bollinger, violin; Zoë Martin-Doike, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello. 8 p.m. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Tickets: 802-254-2394,

WESTMINSTER WEST Village Harmony Teen Session: The group is led by Will and Lynn Rowan and special guest Artūras Sinkevičius from Lithuania. The dozen teen singers include two girls from Lithuania as well as talented teens from ME, MA, VT, PA, and IL. The eclectic concert program includes music from three continents and several centuries. Artūras will present ancient ritualistic Sutartines chants and lively Lithuanian folk songs accompanied by bagpipes, drums, and zither. These will be contrasted with music and dance from English visiting customs. The concert program will also feature upbeat Bulgarian dance-songs, 17th-century American ballads and shape-note-tunes, lilting Medieval folk songs, and original compositions by Lynn and Will. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $15 sliding scale. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-426-3210,

BRATTLEBORO Expressive Music Therapy Workshop & Concert: This workshop explores the relationship of sound, music, and vibration to the body, mind, and spirit. The approach centers on the belief that this connection between music/art and healing creates positive change in the individual and in the broader community. The goal is to use music to bring joy, healing, comfort, and purpose to individual lives and to help strengthen community connections. Music therapist Dr. Ayla Clark and her colleagues use the creative process of musical interventions to improve and enhance physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well being as well as the quality of life for individuals of all ages. The concert, which will follow the workshop, features the music of Turkey. Together the workshop and concert will greatly benefit audiences members, from experienced musicians to people who are interested in expanding their healing creativity in everyday life. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. workshop, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. comcert. $15 workshop, $15 concert ($25 both). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information:

Art walks and tours

NEWFANE Rock River Artists' 26th Annual Open Studio Tour: See the work of 12 accomplished artists in a range of media from functional ceramics to thread on fabric. Artists include Ellen Darrow, pottery; Dan Dewalt, custom furniture; Chris Ericsson, furniture and jewelry; Georgie, oil painting; Richard Foye, raku pottery; Caryn King, painting; Steven Meyer, painting; Roger Sandes, painting and prints; Deidre Scherer, thread on fabric; Matthew Tell, pottery; Mary Welsh, collage. T. Breeze Verdant is back with his work in marquetry and inlay. Visitors can start their RRA Open Studio Tour at the old Schoolhouse where the artists present a group show. Pick up a map of artists' locations and begin a self-guided tour of the studios, all within short driving distance. . Through Sunday, July 22. Free all weekend. Old South Newfane Schoolhouse, Auger Hole Rd. and Dover Rd. Information: 802-348-7865,

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 22. $5 suggested donation. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Family Picnic: The American Legion and the Kiwanis Club are sponsoring a community picnic. They will provide drinks, grilled meats, and family games. Attendees are asked to provide a side dish or a monetary donation. 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., picnic shelter (top of Living Memorial Park). Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. John Hagen: 802-251-0777.


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Yvonne & The Reverbs: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,



July 2018