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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Sandglass Theatre - "Punschi": A collection of delightful and compelling short puppet pieces. Perfect for kids and adults alike, Punschi features hand puppets, a miniature circus, music, and lots of laughs. 11 a.m. - 12 noon. $9, $15 non-members (discounts for EBT,Medicaid,Reduced/Free School Lunch letter or card holders). Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Tickets:

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group: Isabel Wilkerson's "The Warmth of Other Suns": This story tells the epic history of the Great Migration and the Second Great Migration, the movements of African-Americans out of The South and to the Mid-West, The East and The West. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room (4th Mon. of every month). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851,


GUILFORD Friends of Music at Guilford: Organ Barn Recital by David Neiweem: Neiweem's "Mostly Baroque" organ program includes a ricercar and fugue by John Blow, two sonatas by César Cui, variations on a Spanish melody by Antonio de Cabezón, a partita by Ferdinand Tobias Richter, and variations on a Bach hymn setting by Samuel Scheidt. Guilford Chamber Players perform a trio sonata by Johann Joachim Quantz, in which the organ serves as continuo. The concert is followed by a holiday cookout on the back deck and lawn. This festive gathering offers grilling options for carnivores and vegetarians alike and assorted salads, sides, sips, and sundaes with classic toppings; attendees are welcome to bring their preferred picnic beverage. In case of wet weather, the barn offers an indoor setting for the meal and camaraderie. 3 p.m. $15; optional meal $10 per person. Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Rd. (off Packers Corner Rd.). Reservations appreciated for food planning: 802-254-3600,,

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 5/26). . Estey Organ Museum. .


WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-387-2681.

Arts and crafts

ROCKINGHAM Bellows Falls Applauds Artists in the Month of May: (See 5/26). . Rockingham Arts and Museum Project. .


BRATTLEBORO Memorial Day Brattleboro Dawn Dance: Contra and Couples Dancing: 5/27: Lisa Greenleaf calls with Eloise & Co.; Becky Tracy, fiddle; Rachel Bell, accordion; Owen Morrison, guitar. 5/28: Frannie Marr calls with Russet Trio; Aldo Lavaggi, fiddle; Peter Madsen, guitar, percussion; Stuart Kenney, bass. Then Luke Donforth calls with Barefoot; Ed Howe, fiddle; Jamie Oshima, guitar, piano. 5/27: 8 p.m. - 5/28: 7 a.m. Through Wednesday, March 28. $26.30. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Kaeza Fearn. 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.



May 2018