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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Litfest presents "Laundry": This is a celebration of women's voices and women's lives through the writing that they do. The idea for the show was originated by Meg Baronian, a teacher of writing at Landmark College in Putney. Featured artists include Verandah Porche, Wendy M. Levy, Megan Buchanan, Taite Blais, Ruth Antoinette, Rodriguez, Diana Whitney, Meg Baronian, and Shanta Lee Gander. 7 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.facebook.com/events/877087305832286.

The written word

TOWNSHEND The Friends of the Townshend Library Annual Book Sale: All subjects imaginable, a vast array of children's books, DVDs, and more. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-7300.

Music

BRATTLEBORO The Windham Orchestra performs Puccini's "Turandot": 2 p.m. $20 and up. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets: www.windhamorchestra.org.

Art walks and tours

W. BRATTLEBORO Vermont Crafts Council's Fall Open Studio Tour - Fine Art and Craft: There are 19 participating artists and crafters in Brattleboro and its neighboring towns. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro-West Arts. Information: www.brattleboro-west-arts.com, www.rockriverartists.com.

Local history

VERNON Vernon Historians - "Captive" with Gail Colec: Gail was born and raised in the Fall Mountain region and has been a professional archaeologist for 20 years, specializing in Pre-contact Native American sites and Contact Period history of the Middle Connecticut River Valley. She's in Vernon to share the story of Susannah Johnson and her family who were taken captive at Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, NH, in 1754 and marched to Canada. Her story highlights what frontier life was really like as it looks at the nuanced relationships between the indigenous Native Americans and European settlers. Refreshments served. 2 p.m. The public is welcome. Free. Vernon Town Offices, 567 Governor Hunt Rd.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Meet Up for People Experiencing Infertility and Pregnancy Loss: The Perinatal Loss, Infertility and Grief Group is comprised of local members from the VT Dept. of Health, healthcare and mental health professionals, and community members. In a relaxed and peaceful environment, people who have had difficulty on their journey to parenthood are invited to connect with others who share their experience over cookies and tea. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Pine Heights, 87 Oak Grove. Nina Willson: 802-257-0307 x 119; cwillson@nathealthcare.com.

BRATTLEBORO Refuge Recovery: This is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. Open to the public. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Neighbors Hall every Sunday. By donation. Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave. Information: refugerecovery.org/meetings/refuge-recovery-416.

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: ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com.

PUTNEY The Putney Huddle: We welcome guest speakers from our local NAACP and candidate for state representative of District 1, Sara Coffey. Join us in a Local Love Brigade Post Card Action and hear the latest from our Southern Vermont Sister District. 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILLIAMSVILLE Community Forum and Potluck: Topic: Making villages safe and walkable through efforts to calm speeding through Williamsville, South Newfane, Brookside, and the three villages along Dover Road. Hosted by the Newfane Planning Commission and presented by the Village Liaisons. Bring a dish to share. 5:30 p.m. Potluck, 7 p.m. Forum. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: www.NewfaneVT.com.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Stephen Procter Ceramics - Exhibit and Sale of Garden Vessels: Procter also demonstrates how he builds his large pieces in many sections on the potter's wheel. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Inn on Putney Road, 192 Putney Rd. Information: 802-490-4983, www.stephenprocter.com/events.

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