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Performing arts

TOWNSHEND "Mary Poppins": (See 11/9). . Leland and Gray Players, Leland and Gray Union High School. .

BRATTLEBORO "A Goddessey": The first show at NECCA's new building is guest company LAVA from NYC. Obie and Bessie award-winning, this feminist acrobatic dance company is known for feats that push the boundaries of dance, gravity, and gender expectations. "A Goddessey" is a feminist survival story that journeys through landscapes emotional and geologic. All ages welcome (some mature content). 7:30 p.m. $10 to $25. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Big Tree Tour: View the largest trees in Windham County. Drive from one area to the next, then hike to the 8 trees. A booklet is provided with the schedule, types, locations, tree identification info, how to take the three measurements that qualify a tree for the Big Tree Register. Wear sturdy foot gear, clothes to match the weather. Bring water and lunch. No dogs. Day-long tour (you can come for a portion) starts at 8:45 a.m. sharp. Free. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information: 802-257-7967 x 305,


BRATTLEBORO Vibrant Ensemble: Dennis Waring and Stephan Brandstatter. Original innovative arrangements and compositions. Dennis plays saxophones, clarinet, flutes and ocarinas; Stephan plays gongs, chimes, Tibetan bowls, bells, djembe, frame drum, dumbek. Based on multicultural world music inspirations, their music and soundscapes evoke the sounds of nature, the exoticism of the East, and the pulsations of Africa and Latin America. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Superfresh! Organic Cafe, 30 Main St. Information: 802-579-1751; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS "Samhain, Banking the Fire" with Castlebay: Traditional Music from Celtic Lands: Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend and experience. Featuring poignant ballads interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle, and tin whistle. 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. $20, $15 seniors, $45 premium reserved seats. Prices higher at door. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "By the People Choir": This 50+ member choir is led by Andy David and Peter Amidon, accompanied by Patty Meyer with saxophonist Ron Kelley. Special guests: Nowell Sing We Clear (John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Freg Breuing, Andy Davis), Sam Amidon, and Shoulder Narrows (Brattleboro Union High School's guy a cappella ensemble) led by Rhys Glennon. This concert is part of Guilford Community Church's 250th Anniversary celebration. 7 p.m. $22. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center Student Recitals: This is an opportunity for students to share what they have been working on with family and friends. For some, it will be the very first time with an audience; for others, a chance to show their progress. All student levels and instruments are encouraged to participate. Sat: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sun: 1 p.m. Through Sunday, November 12. By donation. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. This month, three new coin collectors will be present as well as a dealer with fractional civil war currency and other paper money. There also will be a collector with a large presentation of vintage sports cards. Fun for the whole family. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274,

Community building

GUILFORD Gazette Folding Party: Help prepare the November Gazette for mailing. 9 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603.

Arts and crafts

BELLOWS FALLS Zentangle Intensive: Grids Galore: Did you know you can create your own patterns from simple "grid seeds"? Using the Zentangle method of seeing and drawing "Fragments and Reticula," we'll create unique designs for drawing. With Sadelle Wiltshire. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Currier Hall. $45. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Make Your Own Journal or Sketchbook: Tired of finding the right journal or looking for a fun way to make some gifts for the holidays? Learn to make your own simple journal or sketchbook for writing, drawing, or mixed media artwork. With Sadelle Wiltshire. 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Currier Hall. $45. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Saturday Morning Zumba: Upbeat music and dance fitness with a Latin/world flavor. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are no mistakes in Zumba, it’s all about dancing, letting go, and having fun. Bring indoor dance shoes/low traction sneakers/shoes, a water bottle. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (no class 11/25). Through Saturday, December 30. $8. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-869-3184.

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Playin' Possum: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,

BRATTLEBORO West Coast Swing Dance Party: Lesson followed by open dancing--West Coast, East Coast, Hustle, Nightclub, more. Refreshments. Carry in your dance shoes. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing (upstairs). $12 lesson and/or dance. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Ray Warren: 802 365-0233,

BRATTLEBORO Works in Progress Show: Sharing and Social Happening: Support artists in their creative process, provide feedback, and connect to your community of art makers and art lovers. The floor is open to all performance genres. Audience members will be provided comment cards and space to reflect and write. Light refreshments provided. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $10 sliding scale at door. SoBo Studio, The Cotton Mill, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #346. DL to sign-up to perform is 11/7: 802-258-7378,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

SAXTONS RIVER Christmas Stocking Bazaar: Since 1956, the Women's Fellowship bazaar has been a hallmark of the beginning of the holiday season in the village. Proceeds go to various missions of the fellowship and the church. Along with homemade food items, arts and crafts, and Christmas items is an area for children to decorate holiday cookies, a book sale, an Attic Treasures section for used items, and a Time and Talents table where shoppers can buy items such as two hours of help around the house or home-delivered meals. A tea room known for its homemade cinnamon rolls also serves a lunch of corn chowder, sandwiches, Jello salad, pie and beverages. Take home frozen apple pies made by church/community members. Silent auction of donated items and a raffle of fuel oil. Proceeds go to missions of the fellowship and the church. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Christs Church of Saxtons River, 24 Main St. Information: 802-869-2340.



November 2017