CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, November
BRATTLEBORO William Hays Prints and Edward Kingsbury III New Drawings: Since 2007, William Hays has been making his art by carving linocut blocks and printing colorful landscapes of New England. The complexity of his work is rarely seen in relief printing. This year, his prints have been featured in 16 juried national and international invitational shows across the US. For Ed Kingsbury, the act of making drawings has been a defining and healing force. Catapulted by a painful, incurable illness overturning his life, he turned to prayer and constant, meditative drawing in finepoint pen, transforming physical and emotional pain into a work of inspiration. Disciplined, rhythmic threads of unbroken lines move in and out of suggested form, like a flock of birds catching wind, just beyond the rational. His drawings elude genre - displayed as abstract art at university galleries/museums, and as Outsider Art in the US and Europe. For this show, he presents his latest large scale work, and some new exploration using color layering and brushwork. 11/2: Reception for the Artists, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The Moondogs provide music. Through Monday, December 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.
KEENE "New Beginnings": This is the first band concert of the 2018-2019 school year. Selections include the somber and majestic "Blessed Are They" by Johannes Brahms, the lively "Florentiner March" by Julius Fucik, "New England Triptych" by William Schuman, "New Frontiers" by Karl King, and H. Owen Reed's majestic "La Fiesta Mexicana." Themes range from the personal and national, the individual and the shared. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $5 students/seniors, $10 adults. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168.
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.
BRATTLEBORO Cheese Tasting and Demo: Meet Crown Finish Caves, a Brooklyn cheese cave that partners with many cheesemakers from Vermont and beyond. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Kid's Cooking Classes - Sample and Sign-Up: Meet Lizi, Co-op educator, to learn about the free kids' cooking classes that are available each month while sampling foods we're preparing. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Pine Heights Rehabilitation Presentation with Leona Thomas: Your trip will include a nurturing experience for both you and your family. The rehabilitation team on your journey is dedicated to educating you on the use of adaptive equipment and skills to help you recover and achieve your best ability to function and to prepare your transformation from Passport Rehab to Home. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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.