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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Giselle" 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.

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

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

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Stephen Lloyd: Artist Reception: (See 5/4). . CX Silver Gallery. .

Celebrations and festivals

ROCKINGHAM Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival: Presented by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and Great River Hydro. An early morning bird walk led by expert birder Don Clark kicks off the festival, plus bird banding by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Wildlife presentations, events, and booths. Live birds and wildlife, programs and exhibits, special programs for kids and a kids' activity tent, nature walks and demonstrations by local wildlife artists. Learn from and about local organizations doing work on wildlife and environmental projects. Enjoy local food vendors for lunch, snacks, and beverages. 7 a.m. bird banding, 7:30 p.m. VT Ctr. for Ecostudies, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. wildlife presentations, events, booths. $2, $5 for the whole family. Herricks Cove. Information:

PUTNEY Legacy Putney: Butterfly Swing Band T Dance (with instruction): (Also see 5/3) . 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Butterfly Swing: Classic jazz and swing for listening and dancing. Plus dance lesson. 4 p.m. dance lesson, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. band plays. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WESTMINSTER WEST Spring Wildflower Walk: Libby Mills and Sarah Waldo lead Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association's annual off-trail forest stroll to discover ephemeral spring wildflowers. These seemingly delicate flowers are hardier than one might think and emerge, bloom, and set seed before larger overhead trees have fully leafed out. Every year we scout potential properties to locate the most evident varieties of seasonal beauties on display. The early hour should catch plants looking eastward for the morning sun. Wildflower enthusiasts are urged to wear waterproof shoes and bring along a camera and water, perhaps even a hand lens and wildflower book to aid in identification. 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. We will carpool to mystery site. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Registration required: 802-387-6036,


BRATTLEBORO Shiatsu Community Clinic: Shiatsu bodywork offered in a relaxing environment. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. first Sunday of every month; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Wednesday. $20 for 30 minutes. Shiatsu School of Vermont, 24 High St. Information: 802-236-6396; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's Help-Yourself Gardens: Clean Up and Early Planting: Now in its fourth year, non-profit Edible Brattleboro has scheduled this clean-up day and planting of early seeds in this "help-yourself" sites. All who are interested in growing fresh, organic vegetables and fruit in and around town, and want to be part of our group of gardening angels helping both the community and the environment are welcome to join. Tasks include: Clean up and pile debris/trash for hauling; renew compost and soil layer on the sheet-mulched beds; set up pea fencing and plant peas; plant other suitable early seeds; create and fill several container gardens; put up new signs; hand out brochures and sign up new volunteers. Fresh veggie snacks for all plus a seed planting activity for children. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (stay as long as you wish). Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Marilyn Chiarello: 802-254-9121,


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.

BRATTLEBORO Balkan Cafe: International music, traditional dance, and food. Join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and have a good time. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon with light teaching. All levels welcome. Live music by Harris Brothers Balkan Band. Harris Brothers plays traditional and contemporary Balkan Folk and Roma music. Their big sound and mobile style leave audiences surprised and delighted. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. $12 suggested donation. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 802-257-9513,

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



May 2018