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Ideas and education

WEST DOVER "The Golden Rule": Worship and music program that engages and interprets Norman Rockwell's painting "The Golden Rule" in response to contemporary social concerns. The ideal of "The Golden Rule," a simple but universal phrase that reflects Rockwell's personal philosophy, will be explored through a musical, literary and scriptural interpretation of Rockwell's work. Bassist Jim Daggs and drummer Gary Smith join pianist and ethnomusicologist Chris Bakriges in responding to the image that was a precursor of the religious and socially conscious subjects that Rockwell would later famously illustrate. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. West Dover Congregational Church, 104 Route 100. Information: 802-464-1195.


MARLBORO Uchida, Biss, Varjon & Works by Resident Composer Shulamit Ran: (See 7/28). . . Marlboro College Persons Hall. .

PUTNEY Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Planet Zydeco: High energy accordion/guitar-driven dance music of Louisiana backed by a driving rhythm section: Cannon Labrie, accordion and vocals; Peter Petengill and Nick Keil, guitars, vocals; Alan Bradbury, bass and vocals; Doug Plavin, drums; and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard. Food available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers, and many other Putney-area businesses/organizations. 6 p.m. (rain location: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill). Free (donations accepted). Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,

W. DOVER The Twangbusters: 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 7/28). . Estey Organ Museum. .

Kids and families

PUTNEY Putney Mountain Association presents Orienteering with Andrew Morrison: For adults and children 3rd grade and up. Learn how to stay oriented in the woods with a compass and the terrain. Class will culminate in an orienteering challenge. Bring compass if you have one, but all necessary materials will be provided. 12 noon. Free. Putney Mountain Parking Lot, Putney Rd. RSVP:


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.

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:

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza Night Fundraiser for April Greene and Kristin Munson: Enjoy pizza from the outdoor oven, refreshments, and music, while helping April and Kristin with their medical expenses (thanks to the the West River Community Project). 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conscious Dance: Talk-free dance practice intended to enjoy and explore embodiment, physical expression, and your body's wisdom. After an unguided warm-up period, the facilitator leads a brief opening circle on a theme or guided practice, followed by a selected playlist of music — beginning spacious and mellow, gaining intensity, and arriving back into stillness. We close with a sharing circle in which you are welcome to speak about your experience in the dance. This time is meant to be reflective, sharing awareness and emotions that arise in the dance. This community is offered primarily for adults. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they can follow the talk-free and intentional structure and be mindful of their impact on others in the space. No experience or partner or shoes are needed. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:,

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



July 2018