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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Out on a Limb" - A Circus Show: (See 6/8). . New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium). .

Film and video

W. BRATTLEBORO "13th" - Part of the "Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege" series: Best known for "Selma," and a filmmaker whose art has become increasingly inseparable from her activism, this documentary from Ava DuVernay's challenges ideas about the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the U.S. Preceded by a simple lunch. Not appropriate for children (childcare available). 12 noon film screening. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Juno Orchestra: (See 6/9). . Brattleboro Music Center. .

BRATTLEBORO Contra Dance with Brattleboro Center's Celtic Classes' "Mega Band": Caller Adina Gordon teams up with the BMC's Celtic "mega band" for this event - a culmination of the BMC Celtic classes' year of work and a highlight of the traditional music program. With adult Celtic music instruction as well as youth classes and summer programs, the BMC has encouraged players of all levels to build their repertoire and hone their skills in the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and Quebec. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Groundworks, providing ongoing support to families and individuals facing a full continuum of housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro area. 7 p.m. $10, $8 college students, $5 youth. Brattleboro Music Center, Event at Stone Church, 210 Main St. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

MARLBORO Brazilian Dream Music Benefit for the Civil Rights for All Banner: Serenata BossaNova performs a program featuring classic bossa nova and choro songs by Jobim, Bonfa, Thiago de Mello and others. Line–up features local musician Jesse Lepkoff on vocals, guitar and flute, Michael Collver on trumpet and flugelhorn, Glori Collver on classical guitar and Douglas Freundlich on upright bass. The concert supports the Civil Rights for all Banner which will be displayed and celebrates Democracy and equal rights for all people. There will be a campfire, wine, and potluck supper afterwards. Bring food to share and BYOB. Parking limited so carpooling is encouraged. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. concert. $10 suggested donation. Thrush Hill Studio, 314 Upper Houghton Rd. Tamara Stenn: 802-579-3386,

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 6/9). . Estey Organ Museum. .

Community building

PUTNEY "Before It's Too Late: Conserving New England's Forests and Farmlands": In 2017, researchers from across New England, led by scientists at the Harvard Forest and the Highstead Foundation, released a report documenting the need to triple the pace of conservation and dramatically expand collaboration among conservationists and landowners to permanently protect forest and farmland throughout New England. Dr. Spencer Meyer is a scientist/senior conservationist at the Foundation and one of the authors of the report. He has expertise in landscape ecology, forest management, and conservation finance. He will talk about what was discovered and how communities can move forward to save land. Q&A. There will be a reception afterward. Sponsored by Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association, Putney Mountain Association, Windham Regional Commission, and Vermont Land Trust. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-246-1501,

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - Ongoing Educational Programming: Deepen understanding and make connections with a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. Talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connect them to our lives and Brattleboro community. Archive recordings of past shows: 12 noon (every Sunday). Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conscious Dance: Talk-free dance practice intended to enjoy and explore embodiment, physical expression, and your body's wisdom. After an unguided warm-up period, the facilitator leads a brief opening circle on a theme or guided practice, followed by a selected playlist of music — beginning spacious and mellow, gaining intensity, and arriving back into stillness. We close with a sharing circle in which you are welcome to speak about your experience in the dance. This time is meant to be reflective, sharing awareness and emotions that arise in the dance. This community is offered primarily for adults. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they can follow the talk-free and intentional structure and be mindful of their impact on others in the space. No experience or partner or shoes are needed. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month (7/22 class will be on 7/29). $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:,

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 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. Sundays and Wednesdays. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Green Mountain Crossroads: 2018 Pride Family Picnic: For LGBTQ families, LGBTQ parents, and parents/family of LGBTQ folks of all ages. Bring a dish to share. GMC will provide meat and tofu dogs, buns, drinks, watermelon, and chips. There is a huge grill at the park so feel free to bring things to grill as well. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (at the top of the road). Free; donations appreciated. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information:

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

GRAFTON Pop-up Plant Sale to Benefit The Nature Museum: Stroll through beautiful gardens, and choose your plants. Day lilies, shasta daisies, and more will be for sale. All proceeds benefit nature programming. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.



June 2018