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Performing arts

KEENE "Stop Kiss": Diana Son's moving, witty play about the ways lives can change when the opportunity to act on true and honest feelings arise unexpectedly. Sara, a transplant to New York from St. Louis, meets Callie, a native of the city, and the connection between them is unlike anything either has ever experienced. The choice of whether or not to embrace it and how it affects the two and those around them becomes Callie and Sara’s journey. First performed at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in NYC in 1998, it examines the boundaries of sex, gender, and sexuality, depicting the discrimination that existed 20 years ago and which remains an issue today. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., includes 2 p.m. matinee showing on 11/17 in the Wright Theater. (Recommended for high-school age and older). Through Saturday, November 17. $12, $8 seniors and youth, $6 KSC students. Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 229 Main St. Information: 603-358-2168.

The written word

PUTNEY Chard deNiord Reading: Join Vermont's Poet Laureate as he reads from and discusses his newest collection of interviews with poets, "I Would Lie to You If I Could." He will also read his poetry. Chard deNiord is the author of six books of poetry, most recently "Interstate," (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and "The Double Truth" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Academic Speaker Series - "Divisiveness is Not Diversity - Academic Freedom and Free Speech on Campus": This talk by Linus Owens, Assoc. Prof. of Sociology at Middlebury College will touch on his first-hand experience with challenges faced by Middlebury College during the March 2017 visit by controversial author Charles Murray, which was disrupted by hundreds of student protesters. 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Eve Leons:


BRATTLEBORO Jamie MacDonald on Solo Bass: Jamie will play music from different eras and talk about them and their significance. He performs with the Windham Orchestra. 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.


BRATTLEBORO Played Out! Brattleboro LGBT+ Game Night: Calling all LGBT+ folk and allies. Join us for card games, board games, and dice games. Bring your favorites as well as a friends. Open to all ages; 16 and under, bring a responsible adult. Fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the ground floor (1st or 2nd Tues. of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Overeater's Anonymous: This is a 12-step meeting for people who struggle with eating problems of any kind. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-275-7053,

BRATTLEBORO Caregiver Support Group: Facilitated by Ryan Murphy, Hospice Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Room B in the Maple View Cafe (2nd and 4th Tues. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0775 x 106.

BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

WESTMINSTER Westminster Conservation Commission - Wetlands and Forests for Flood Resilience: Jeff Littleton of Moosewood Ecological shares his work inventorying wetland and forest resources in Westminster. The public is invited to share interests, worries, concerns, experiences, and ideas about the wetlands and upland forests in your neighborhood. Refreshments served. 7:15 p.m. Westminster Institute, 3534 Route 5. Information: 802-387-2781; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dancing: Steve Zakon-Anderson calling, accompanied by the young musicians known as Flicker: Ellery Witman and Hilary Weitzner on fiddle and Avery Witman on cello, with special guest Jesse Ball on keyboard. Beginners welcome; all dances taught. No partner needed. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes that are not your street shoes. This is a fragrance-free dance. 7 p.m. intro lesson, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing (2nd Tuesdays). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.



November 2018