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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, June 

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The written word

BRATTLEBORO "Garden Wisdom 365 Days": Cheryl Wilfong signs her book during Gallery Walk. 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Everyones Books, 25 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-8160; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

W. BRATTLEBORO April Judd and Bev Larson - Paintings and Sculpture: Judd often features birds and trees in her work, finding them to messengers and teachers providing wisdom and hope. Larson, a history buff, chooses antiques or forgotten items from bygone decades for her found-object sculptures, exploring and recreating their connection to her views on our current world. Her oil paintings are often inspired by the haunting yet beautiful pictures of dilapidated asylums, hospitals, and forgotten places like Chernobyl. Judd and Larson regard this collection as a history of their 13-year journey together. They fell in love with the unique and beautiful light and landscapes of Guilford, VT, where they live and work as the Home Gnomes. This is their first major gallery show. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., during Sunday worship or by appointment. Through Saturday, June 30. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Laurel Marx - "Shadow Becomes Light": In this exhibition, Marx shares her photo-collages, large prints that explore the nuances of natural light. Shadows play across museum floors and South American tiles, across Italian terraces and city lofts; the focus always being the interplay between diffuse light and the stark moment when one's attention is called into a closer focus. 6/1: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. opening reception; Saturdays: 12 noon - 4 p.m. gallery hours and by appointment. Through Friday, June 29. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Farm Art: "Pasture and Barnyard," paintings by Basha Freudenberg, and "Naïve Omniscience," paintings by Peter K.K. Williams. . Through Saturday, June 30. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE "Imagination" by Robert Askey: Everything hanging in the gallery is the product of the artist's memory and imagination. This multimedia exhibit contains water color, oil, pen & ink, graphite and mixed media work. Show content ranges from etchings of serious situations to a variety of watercolor whimsical moments. Artist reception 6/9. Visit www.bobaskey.com. Tues., Wed., Fri. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thur. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (6/9: noon - 2 p.m.). Through Saturday, June 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Visions of the Biome" - Nancy Hayes Paintings: The detailed overlay of natural and geometric forms and jewel-like color work evoke cosmic, cellular or botanical motifs, expressing the dynamic flow of multidimensional structures that underlay our biological life on the planet. Hayes has received Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant and The Society of Arts and Crafts Award. Her work was included in the 2000 DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park highlighting New England's top ten artists. (Reception 7/6). . Through Tuesday, July 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

BRATTLEBORO Andy Richter: Photo Exhibit, Artist Talk & Book Signing: Andy will talk about his exhibition "Serpent in the Wilderness," a photographic exploration of yoga, and lead a discussion surrounding the traditional practices and global popularity of yoga and its many facets. A visual storyteller at heart, he serves clients who understand that emotionally-honest and authentic visual content inspires audiences to act. Following the talk, he'll have copies of his new book available for purchase and signing. 6/1: Opening on Gallery Walk - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; 6/2: Artist Talk and Signing - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Through Sunday, July 1. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St. Information: 802-251-6051; www.vcphoto.org. Gallery hours: Thur.-Sun., 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Fellini's Classic - "8 1/2": Starring Marcello Mastroianni as a film director whose talents flounder in his obsessive pursuit of the "ideal woman," this is a brilliant mixture of comedy and drama, surrealism and realism. It brings to life the ways the protagonist's egocentrism and machismo clash with reality and undermine his creative flow. In stark black and white, "8 1/2" evokes another era. Its complexity, humor, and delight in absurdity open a world that continues to fascinate audiences more than 50 years since it first screened. Return to the 1960s and see a film created at the height of the New Wave movement that transformed serious cinema into a world in which ideas that matter can reach the screen in wildly inventive and psychologically perceptive ways. Shown with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation requested. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO The Bob Stabach 4tet: Eugene Uman, keys; George Kaye, bass; Jon Foster, drums; Bob Stabach, sax. Playing a mix of standards and original jazz. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

Farmers' markets

WEST TOWNSHEND Townshend Farmers' Market: Opening today with lots of wonderful vendors. Jacob Greene plays original songs, soulful blues and folk rock, on a variety traditional instruments. 4:30 p.m. behind the store. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO WRCC's Famille du Cirque : Original show celebrating how Circus brings strangers together to create a family. Famille du Cirque has exciting and fun acts in Aerials, Acrobatics, Juggling, Dance, Theatre and more. Featuring the talents of 11 high school students including graduating senior, Riley Beard-Sullivan, the first graduate of BUHS Academy for Performing Arts with a Circus major. Appropriate for all ages, and fun for the whole family. Directed by Erin Lovett Sherman. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. $5 at door. Winston Prouty Center, 130 Austine Dr. Information: 802-257-7852.

BRATTLEBORO Help Yourself at the Co-op Demo Counter: Free samples of new and unique products and specials. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fridays in June. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: Zumba Dance Party with Adrasteia: Join us for a Latin-inspired dance party full of moves and grooves to get your blood pumping and your smiles rocking. Water provided. Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgment-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Arlene Distler - Ceramics: Distler, co-founder of Write Action, painter, poet, and in recent years, potter, is the featured artist. There will be an informal reception on the evening of 6/1 during Gallery Walk. She will have bowls, cups and tumblers, other vessels featuring beautiful glazes. Each piece of ceramic sold will come with a signed poem from Distler's new collection or from the chapbook that is also for sale on site, "Voices Like Wind Chimes." Stop by for an evening of poetry and pottery. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Through Saturday, June 30. Artrageus I Gallery, 57 Elliot St. Information: 802-490-2277; Click to e-mail for more information.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. The State of Vermont keeps most of our cash in TD. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.

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