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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Vermont Theatre Company - "Art": This is Yasmina Reza's delightful comedy about what happens when three close friends discuss whether a painting one of them has just bought is really art. The discussion quickly turns from a critique of the painting to a critique of their individual short comings. 10/4, 10/5, 10/6: 7:30 p.m., 10/7: 3 p.m. Through Sunday, October 7. $15, $13 seniors/students. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Reservations: 802-258-1344,

The written word

NEWFANE Archer Mayor Reading and Book Signing - "Bury the Lead": This is Mayor's latest Joe Gunther novel. 7 p.m. Free. Olde & New England Books, 47 West St. Information: 802-365-7074; Click to e-mail for more information.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Stu Copans - "Peace Is A Process": A continuation of Copans' long-term paper-cutting project using the Hebrew and Arabic words for "Peace." Also showing are his recent "concrete poems," the first few of his tea bag prints with limericks inspired by Edward Lear, and selected "Prayers in the Wind" mobiles by Dotty Seiter. Weekdays 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Through Wednesday, October 31. Free. All Souls West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377.

SAXTONS RIVER Robert Cohen Photography: An inveterate traveler, Cohen photographs what appeals to his eye and the moment, from whimsy to abstraction to light to nature. His subjects range from abandoned buildings in the Southwest to a foggy day in Venice to abstractions of common objects and the natural world of New England. 10/4: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Artist Reception. Through Monday, November 12. Free. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

CHESTER Wheel Pad Open House: Wheel Pad is an eco-friendly 200 sq. ft. universally accessible bedroom and bathroom module that can be temporarily or permanently attached to an existing home. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (event will be cancelled if it rains). Free. Academy Building, 330 Main St. Information:,

NEWFANE Newfane Garden Club Meeting: 2 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

PUTNEY Preschool Story Time: Susan Hessey will read and tell stories, do pass-arounds, and lead crafts (ages 2 and up). 11 a.m. every Thursday. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Community Collaborative for Guilford - Smart Snacking with Kids: Interactive workshop about Smart Snacking from UVM Extension's Nutrition Educator, Bonny White. We'll discuss recipes, ideas, and ways to engage our kids with healthy snacking. To round out the evening, we'll also prepare an example of a nutritious snack with fruits/vegetables from our GCS garden. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free (Dinner and Childcare included). Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. RSVP:


BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon every Thursday. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Suicide Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Janet Schreiber. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Drop-ins welcome but preregistration is appreciated w/Connie Baxter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Tell Me More Tour: This will be more like a meet and greet than a talk. Vermont Public Radio's new CEO, Scott Finn, wants to meet community members to hear what's important to them and how VPR can serve southern Vermont better. 12 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.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Family-Style Community Meal: Food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. Takeout available. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon. Suggested donation: $4, $3.50 ages 60+. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.



October 2018