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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Shoot the Moon Theater Company Annual Halloween Spectacular - "Frankenstein": The production is very funny but combined with terror. Company members portray multiple characters in the show, but the principle roles are Dr. Frankenstein (Sean Fitzharris), the Creature (Josh Goldstein), Elizabeth (Jennifer Moyse), Igor (Elias Burgess), Henry (Colin Grube) and Dr. Waldman (Jon Mack). 7:30 p.m. $12. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Reservations recommended: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Peter Pan & Wendy": Come fly with us out of Wendy's window and into Peter Pan's world of pirates, fairies, mischievous children, a giant crocodile and endless make-believe. Adapted by Doug Rand and directed by Doran Hamm, this is a fun-filled retelling of this beloved tale of youth and lost innocence. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $11, $10 seniors, $7 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Rusty Dewees (The Logger) and Patrick Ross (The Fiddler): Music and comedy together. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $25. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Information: 802-888-8838,

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "The Autographic Image" - New Art by Aron Namenwirth: Detailed line drawings on old and recently salvaged paper mark a departure from the political and socially conscious images Namenwirth rendered through a technical process of digital pixelation. This current work delves into a highly personal art, where each element is touched, edges felt rather than masked and taped. The inspiration for the work comes from closely watching trees as they grow, observing the landscape, their exterior bark and inner bark, finally inside to the growth rings. These observations are translated through a process of abstraction, drawing freehand in ink. Namenwirth has exhibited at The Bronx Museum, Momenta, VertexList, and Galapagos in New York and his "Video and Animations" have been screened at Diva in Miami. He also ran an art moving company that made the moving the art. The truck painted as a conceptual message board while using it as a gallery and performance space during art happenings in Soho and Chelsea. 11/2: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Preview during Gallery Walk/Vermont Jazz Center Emerging Artists Festival. 11/3: 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Artist Talk. Gallery hours: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturdays or by appt. Through Thursday, November 29. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


KEENE Voice Studio Recital: Freshmen and sophomore vocalists will perform various songs including arias, art song, and musical theatre selections. These students are music majors with a broad range of concentrations including vocal performance, music education, music technology. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. $5 students/seniors, $10 adults. Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 229 Main St. Information: 603-358-2168.

BELLOWS FALLS "Old World/New World: Timeless Sonatas" - Benefit Concert for Greater Falls Warming Shelter: Leslie Stroud, flute, and Matthew Odell, piano, share favorite sonatas demonstrating the intriguing intersection of old and new relationships - culturally, geographically, and musically. They perform works by three living composers representing several of our oldest New World cities, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City, alongside one of our most beloved and influential Old World composers, Gabriel Fauré. This diverse collection of sonatas spans a period of 192 years, taking the listener on a journey through time and place. Presented by Stone Church Arts. The Shelter principally serves towns in the Greater Falls area, including Rockingham, Westminster, Athens, Grafton, N. Walpole and Walpole, NH. It provides a hot dinner meal and beds for 10 people every night from November through April. 7:30 p.m. All donations received will go to the Shelter. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Stone Church Arts 802-460-0110,

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Jazz Center - Emerging Artist Festival: College and high school ensembles perform. Each session will be followed by commentary from a panel of professional musicians. The late afternoon includes a Q&A session/clinic with members of guest bands. The evening concludes with a concert featuring up-and-coming youthful groups: The Young Lions; Sonic Asylum, led by pianist Arcoiris Sandoval; and King Klave, led by drummer Amaury Acosta. 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.; 8 p.m. Concert. $20 adults for concert. Free for students. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Upstate w/ Peppermint Endurance Co: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $20 to $25. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Firefighter's Benefit Association Bingo: Packet includes 12 faces of regular games and one each of the special games except winner take all jackpot. No outside food or drinks allowed but they will be available for purchase, including homemade goodies. Must be 16 and older to play. Opens 11 a.m. At 1 p.m. games begin. $35 ($40 at door). Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Pre-register: 802-257-0438.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: New location for this weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Delicious lunch menu and live music. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141,

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Landlord Education Workshop: Covering topics such as Fair Housing rules, budgeting for vacancies, deductible expenses, retaining tenants, paying for repairs, community resources, record-keeping, and tax preparation. Landlords, or potential landlords, with 1 to 4 apartments will also learn how to qualify for a low-cost loan for repairs to their rental apartments. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $99. Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, 68 Birge St. Register: 802-246-2118,

Kids and families

GRAFTON Kindred Spirits - "Native Ways and Giving Nature Thanks": This autumnal program for families will explore Native peoples' traditions of living in balance with Earth, the seasons, and other living things. This program will highlight the Abenaki, who live in our region. Come discover hands-on artifacts and learn of the deep understanding, respect, and connectedness the Native people of our region have with the natural world. Be ready to go on a hike to test your observation skills and immerse yourself in the outdoors. Families of all shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome to join for a morning of learning and fun. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. By donation. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. RSVP: 802-843-2111; 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 Chinese Medicine, A Year-Long Seasonal Attunement Journey: Adults and families are invited to join acupuncturist Michaela Wood, L. Ac, M.Ac. DiplOM, for the first in this four-season class series. Learn to prepare for the coming season by relating what is happening in our natural world to what is happening in our bodies, minds, and spirits so that we can learn how to care for ourselves with food, self-care and understanding. There will be tastings of seasonal nourishing foods. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Continues 2/9, 5/4, 7/27, 9/7/2019. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,



November 2018