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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "James and the Giant Peach, JR": (See 5/11). . New England Youth Theatre. .

SAXTONS RIVER "Charlotte's Web": (See 5/11). . Main Street Arts. .

The written word

PUTNEY Read and Share the New York Times at the Putney General Store: Putney Cares will provide a copy of The New York Times. Beverages and snacks may be purchased downstairs and then brought upstairs to enjoy while reading and discussing current events. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Putney General Store, 4 Kimball Hill.

Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY Legacy Putney: "Thaw" art show closing reception / Reading with Evie Lovett & Diana Whitney: (Also see 5/10) . 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. "Thaw," 6 p.m. reading. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

JAMAICA Mother's Day Concert: Laura Molinelli and friends: Laura will be joined by musical friends Patti Casey, Susannah Blackly, and Sally Newton in a round-robin song share performance to delight moms and everyone else. Susannah is a fiddler, tunesmith, and singer/songwriter. Sally has taught students to play the ukelele and plays old-time string music. Presented by the Jamaica Community Arts Council. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. Jamaica Community Church, 7 Depot St., Rt. 30. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Traditional and Tradition-Inspired Song with Keith Murphy: Showcasing material from Murphy's newest release, "Land of Fish and Seals," his third solo recording. 7 p.m. $15. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Made in Vermont": (See 5/12). . Centre Congregational Church. .


W. MARLBORO Get Your Feet Wet - Vernal Pools at Hogback: Learn about vernal pools--the ephemeral and vital spring breeding grounds that dot our forests at this time of year. We'll meet at the So. VT Natural History Museum to get introductory information from Liza Morse and then go out in the woods to find vernal pools and learn how to identify frog and salamander egg masses, fairy shrimp, fingernail clams, and other pool creatures. 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT Route 9. Info/please sign-up in advance:

Kids and families

GUILFORD Mother's Day Brunch: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. No reservations necessary. $12, $10 seniors, $5 ages 2-12, free for under age 2. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-1961.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Julia Lynam. 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.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Free Breakfast: Menu: Scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browned potatoes, fresh fruit, muffins, pancakes, french toast, served with Vermont maple syrup, coffee, tea, orange juice. 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Donations accepted. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: 802-254-9767.



May 2018