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Performing arts

W. BRATTLEBORO "Twelfth Night" (Sensory Friendly): Gender fluidity, love triangles, sibling loyalty, and dreams of breaking class barriers are the "food for fodder" in this much beloved comedy. Performers, in stunning costumes, create an inclusive production that highlights the strengths and talents of these dedicated Theatre Adventure actors. Before today's show begins, the Director will talk about the lights, sounds, costumes, and characters of the play in order to support the comfort level of audience members. There is a break room across from the performance hall for students who need quiet space during part of the performance. A social story to help prepare audience members for the theater experience is available upon request anytime before the performance. 4/12: 10:30 p.m.; 4/13: 7 p.m. Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted. $10 at door. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Group tickets: 802-257-7024.

Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS Eckankar: Past Lives: Discover and practice specific techniques in each session for gaining insight into the often-hidden spiritual opportunities of our actions and choices. What gifts do our past lives offer us today? Attend one, two or all three sessions. (Continues 5/9, 6/13). 7 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Lisa Blake. 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.


KEENE "Global Crosscurrents": Presented by The Keene State College Guitar Orchestra and the Global Engagement Ecuador Ensemble, this concert, directed by Dr. Jose Lezcano, features works from around the globe, including Japan, Europe, and the U.S. The Global Engagement Ecuador Ensemble--11 honors students who will be travelling to Quito as part of their course, Music, History, and Culture of the Andes--will perform folk music for panpipes, guitars, charangos, and folkloric percussion. Other featured works include Shingo Fuji's "Air," a colorful representation of Japanese music & culture; Celso Machado's two pieces for guitar quartet that represent Northeast rural Brazil; "Horo," Atanas Ourkouzounov's exciting and rhythmically challenging work for three guitars; and Scott Joplin's classic gem of early 20th century ragtime, "Maple Leaf Rag.". 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall. $10, $5 students and seniors. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Men's Grief Support Group: Men often grieve differently than women, and many men find it easier to express their grief in the company of other men. This group for men who are grieving a death loss of any type is co-facilitated by Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Wed. of every month), upstairs. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required w/Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

Community meals

CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Senior Lunch: A Swedish meatball dinner will be served. 12:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Chesterfield Town Hall, 490 Rte. 63. Reserve by 4/6: 603-363-8348.



April 2018