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Performing arts

DUMMERSTON "The Last Five Years": (See 5/4). . Evening Star Grange. .

GUILFORD "Spoon River": (See 5/4). . Guilford Center Stage. .

BRATTLEBORO "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams: (See 5/4). . Hooker-Dunham Theater. .

BRATTLEBORO "James and the Giant Peach, JR": (See 5/4). . New England Youth Theatre. .

MARLBORO "Wine in the Wilderness": (See 5/4). . . Marlboro College/Whittemore Theater. .

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON Scott Farm Orchard Annual Fruit Tree & Perennial Sale: Scott Farm's 17th annual spring sale features quality bare root trees available along with potted perennials. Throughout the sale, Orchardist Zeke Goodband will be available to answer growing-related questions and provide sage advice on planting and tree care. 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868,

Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY Legacy Putney: Yellow Barn Tribute to David and Janet Wells / Concert by Enrico Eliso: (Also see 5/3). 8 p.m. Next Stage Arts Project. .


PUTNEY Yellow Barn: Bach's Partitas for Keyboard: Enrico Elisi, piano. A performance and residency to begin a compendium of interpretive possibilities. 8 p.m. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Reservations: 802-387-6637,

WEST DUMMERSTON Classic Country Music Concert : Guitar and vocals with GinMillBill. Light refreshments. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. All donations go to the Community Center's Heating and Maintenance Fund. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: 802-254-9212.

BRATTLEBORO Charlie Brown's 50th Birthday Bash w/ Jess Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra) & Friends: 8 p.m. - 12 midnight. $40. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Wildflower Walk: Presented by Putney Mountain Association and Putney Conservation Commission. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Meet at kiosk on School Forest Dr. to the right of the school). Free. Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Rd. Pat Shields: 802-387-8595.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Yoga for You - Yoga & Childcare: Class let by Marybeth Kover. Mats available. Childcare for ages 5 and under in the pre-K classroom. Offered by the Community Collaborative for Guilford and the Guilford Rec. Committee. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the gym. $2 to $5 suggested donation. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. RSVP:

CHESTER Children's Book Week: "The Rabbit Listened" by Cori Doerrfeld: We'll read these highly distilled and elegantly concise vignettes brimming with emotional honesty and profound empathy. Established in 1919, Children's Book Week--an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading--is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. 2 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802-875-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WEST TOWNSHEND Gerda's Equine Rescue: Singing Bowl Meditation and Healing Session: Deeply passionate for both horses and sound healing, Jahari shares sacred space with the majestic souls that inspire the wilderness within our hearts to ignite in love and once again, be free. Join us for this powerful meditation, where our loving intentions will blossom and where our brightest soul fires, both human and equine, will shine. Up to 6 people in each session. 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. $30. Gerdas Equine Rescue, Rte. 30 (south of Townshend Dam Diner). Register:

BRATTLEBORO Dental Care Day: Windham County residents in need of fillings and extractions will receive care from local participating dental offices who donate their time and expertise. Transportation is provided from the Elks Club to participating dental offices, if needed. Windham County Smiles, United Way's oral health program, includes Adult Dental Care Day and a Denture Fund that subsidizes the cost of dentures for members of the community, in partnership with local dentists. 7:30 a.m. registration starts. Free ($20 donation suggested). Elks Lodge, 75 Putney Rd. Information: Vermont 2-1-1,

Community building

ROCKINGHAM Green-Up Day: Families and interested parties can pick up the familiar green bags to clean up neighborhoods, roads, parks, and playgrounds. Bags are available at the Town Clerk's Office, J&H Hardware store and the Saxtons River Market, and at Herricks Cove on Sunday, 5/6, at the 2018 Wildlife Festival. How does Green-Up Day work? It's easy. Grab the official bright green bag and fill it with paper, cans, and roadside trash; it's fine to mix trash and recyclables at this time of the year. Wear bright clothes so cars will see you. Gloves and boots protect against dirt and ticks. Once an area is clean, the green bags can be left by the side of the road for town-wide pick-up on May 7 or dropped off at the Saxtons River Fire Dept., Rockingham Highway Garage, or the Bellows Falls Garage. . .. Contact Guy Payne to report an area needing a special crew / volunteer to captain a team. 802-869-2600,

BELLOWS FALLS Silent Auction Fundraiser: Hosted by the Bellows Falls Community Bike Project. Live music by local musicians Jesse Peters, Don Dawson, Java Jazz, and The Milkhouse Heaters. Unique auction items, food, cash bar, bike raffle, 50/50 Raffle, and more. Bid on the Art Bike that local painter Jamie Townsend will paint at the event. 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. (bidding ends at 9 p.m.). Thirty Three Bridge Street, 33 Bridge St. Bonnie: 802-310-8867,



May 2018