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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Flames of Paris" Bolshoi Ballet (Only in Cinemas): 1 p.m. $20; $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "The Laramie Project": (See 4/13). . New England Youth Theatre. .

BRATTLEBORO Hooker-Dunham Inaugurates Writing and Acting Workshop: This new "incubator" project is designed to give developing artists--both in the performing and the visual arts--an opportunity to hone their skills. Writers and actors will meet bi-weekly to discuss their work, to read works-in-progress, and to present their work to each other on the Hooker-Dunham stage. The group, facilitated by Cassandra Holloway and theater manager Jon Mack, will meet every other Sunday for a series of six sessions. Anyone who wishes to participate may join the group. If participants feel they are benefiting, the first set of sessions will be continued. If participants wish, they may choose to present their work in performances open to the public. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. every other Sun. for 6 weeks. Through Sunday, June 10. Free. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Email or use website contact page if interested:,


KEENE Student Jr/Sr Recital Series: Matt Marzola, Percussion: Students welcome the opportunity to perform for a live audience. Playing for members of the public helps them grow their technical skills, their ability to perform with grace and confidence, and contributes to increasing their performance expertise. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Free. Keene State College, Alumni Center, 229 Main St.

BELLOWS FALLS Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop: If you can talk you can sing. Learn in a way that's supportive, comfortable and fun. Discover your own natural voice. Take home skills to start you on your way. Through a combination of games, improvisation and simple songs from around the world, we'll explore different aspects of the voice. We'll create a tool kit of accessible techniques for you to take home and use as you develop your skills. Discover the joy of your unique voice and let go of that old idea that singing isn't for you. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $145 singing workshop and lunch; $130 singing workshop only. Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Register w/Nancy Salwen: 603-357-4693,

MARLBORO Samara Quartet: Marlboro College Music for a Sunday Afternoon: This quartet was formed in the summer of 2017, bringing together four established musicians who have dedicated their professional lives to chamber music: Louisa Stonehill, Marcia Cassidy, Paul Cohen, and Nicholas Burns. They will be playing the Brahms Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25, and Dvorak Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op.87. 3 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Blanche Moyse Chorale: "Reflections on the Passage of Time": This is an eclectic program of a cappella and accompanied choral works. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $18 ($20 at door), $5 students. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-254-4730; Click to e-mail for more information.

KEENE Keene State College Chamber Singers: Benefit for the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities: Dr. Sandra Howard directs this performance. The Singers, joined by collaborative pianist Tom Martin, perform Fauré’s "Requiem." The KSC String Ensemble, joined by director Mike Kelly, perform Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs," based on delicate Hebrew poems written by the composer's wife, Hila Plitmann. Choral works by Esenvalds, Schubert, and Stravinsky are also included. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Alumni Recital Hall. $10, $5 for students/seniors. 20% of ticket proceeds will benefit Cedarcrest Center. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Box office: 603-358-2168.

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Jazz Center 2nd Annual Piano Fest: (See 4/13). . Brattleboro Music Center. .


W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.

W. TOWNSHEND Walking Forest Meditation: Join community members on a simple guided meditation in a local forest. This will be a shared time and space spent in the woods, dedicated to strengthening our spiritual connection with Earth and ourselves. There will be times of personal reflection, as well as optional group sharing, so notebooks are welcome. This is a West River Community Project event. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. Free. Taft Hill Farm, 1657 Back Windham Rd. Sign-up:

Community building

WEST TOWNSHEND Gerda's Equine Rescue: Spring Clean Up Day: Volunteers help keep this Rescue in tip-top shape for the rescue horses while they wait for their forever homes. Lunch will be served. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gerdas Equine Rescue, Rte. 30 (south of Townshend Dam Diner). Information:


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: This uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria is danced around the world. 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.



April 2018