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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Sweet Charity": (See 7/6). . New England Youth Theatre. .


W. DOVER The Lonesome Brothers: 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 7/7). . Estey Organ Museum. .

NEWFANE "Hidden Treasures" - Historical Society of Windham County's Exhibit: As with most museums, space doesn't allow the Historical Society to display more than a small fraction of the important items which are part of its collection at the Windham County Museum. See a wide range of these otherwise never-seen items for public viewing for the first time. Refreshments served. 3 p.m: Opening Reception presenting the historical background of the items on exhibit. Through Tuesday, July 31. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948,


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:

Arts and crafts

VERNON Vernon Historians: Quilt Show: Several quilt-makers will display their handiwork along with others who have hand-me-down quilts with their own special stories. While there, explore interesting historical artifacts from Vernon and the surrounding area. This year, an anchor from one of the steamboats that traveled up and down the Connecticut River is on display. There will be interesting information about the steamboats and photos of the ferry that went back and forth to Hinsdale, NH. The main building includes a one-room brick schoolhouse built around 1825. It contains an original schoolroom, farmhouse kitchen, farm tools/other local artifacts, and a large collection of photographs. The adjacent annex building features farm-related equipment and tools and a portion of the last North Vernon Post Office. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: 802-257-4675; Click to e-mail for more information.


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

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. Primarily offered 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. 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month (7/22 class will be on 7/29). $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

NEWFANE Community Tag Sale: (See 7/7). . Newfane Common.



July 2018