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Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE Rock River Players: "I Used to Have a Cat" : Features only two actors, Sara Vitale and Natalie Neilson, who play sisters with contrasting lifestyles and temperaments. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, October 14. $10, $8 students/seniors. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Brattleboro's Letterpress Years": Peoples, Places, and the History of Words in Brattleboro, VT (Words Project) and Brooks Memorial Library present the first of three month-long exhibits focusing on Brattleboro's past as a bustling center of publishing and printing in New England. The chronologically-arranged exhibits build toward a major exhibition at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center and a book whose writing and production is being led by Words Project partner, Write Action. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Through Tuesday, October 31. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:,

DUMMERSTON "Dummerston Art Journals" by artist Linda Rubinstein: Rubinstein makes one-of-a-kind books, figurative fabric sculpture, word-and-image journals, and maps of places she loves. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays in November). Through Tuesday, October 31. Free. Dummerston Historical Society, Dummerston Center. Information: 802-254-9311.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO How to Prepare for a Career Fair: Info session for those who need guidance on how to prepare for the Career Expo being held at the River Garden (10/19, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., With Kathryn Knaeble, Vermont Department of Labor). noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Silverback Swing: Featuring violin, accordion, guitars and vocals, this band will play gypsy jazz and other hot music. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

KEENE Somi: East African singer Somi blends jazz and R&B. She has performed with Mos Def, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson. 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. $22 to $25 ($5 KSC students). Keene State College, Alumni Center, 229 Main St.

Local history

DUMMERSTON An Archaeological History of Vermont: Jess Robinson, PhD, State Archaeologist, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, presents an archaeological overview of Vermont's past, from the first human entrants into the region, approximately 13,000 years ago, to the arrival of Europeans, and beyond. He will highlight recent discoveries and current debates throughout his presentation and answer questions afterwards. Sponsored by Dummerston Conservation Commission and the Dummerston Historical Society. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Dummerston School, 52 Schoolhouse Road. Information: 802-257-0012,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle of Understanding: In this meeting, we will be using a restorative circle process, where anyone from Brattleboro and surrounding towns who wishes will have an equal opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, ideas, and hopes. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Free. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Mel Motel: 802-251-8142,


PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays through 6/2018. Free. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593,



October 2017