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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Artist Talk: Steve Gerberich - "Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys": Guided, hands-on tour of Gerberich's exhibit (on view through 9/24) in the Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery. From a pack rat's treasure trove of motors, toys, and other bric-a-brac, Gerberich builds entertaining contraptions. An alchemist of odds and ends, he's always searching for possibilities: a plastic dinosaur for this, a lampshade for that. He spins them all together in an elaborate call and response; call it a dialogue between mechanical memories and active imagination. A self-proclaimed lover of hand tools or any useful invention without a power cord, Gerberich turns discarded labor-saving devices into a wealth of fantastical sculptures. It's ironic that the tasks now assigned to these items are labor intensive and complex. Push a button or spin a crank and these marvels come alive: buzzing, whirring, squeaking, humming, clanking, chugging, flashing, and blinking. From the Kettle Head Choir to the Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys collection, this is analog work for the digital age. 2 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Fit for Peace: This is a transformation program for creating peace and wellness for yourself and the world. To be ¨fit¨ implies a condition in which we have the capacity for wellness, consciousness, positive action, and peace. Come find out how you can become FitforPeace. Instructor: Joslin Roderick, SIT graduate in Peace Studies & Social Business and PhD candidate. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.


PUTNEY Twilight on the Tavern Lawn: Brian Dunne Trio: Americana and folk. Food available. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 6 p.m. (Concert series continues every other Sunday through 8/26. Rain location: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill.). Free; donations accepted. Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Hemp and CBD Farmers Market: Local hemp farmers and producers will show and sell their products. A diverse group, they are all continuing their efforts to bring CBD education to the canna-curious public and foster positive dialogue between the burgeoning hemp industry and the citizens of Vermont. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 6/16). . Estey Organ Museum. .

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO POPS for Pops: Windham Orchestra offers a Father's Day Music Fair: This family-friendly event will include a Dixieland band and BMC students, teachers, and ensembles showcasing their talents. Plus a fun, lighthearted concert featuring the Windham Orchestra with a group of violinists young and old joining in. Bring a chair for lawn seating. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.


SO. NEWFANE Growing Medicinal Plants: Seeds, Transplants, Rotations, & More: Get your hands dirty in this chapter of the Medicinal Gardener Course. This course digs deep into principles and techniques of growing and harvesting medicinal herbs in the vegetable garden. Hone your skills to coax medicinal plants into being while protecting veggies from insects and increasing yields. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $125 (work-trade and payment plans available). Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine, 569 Dover Rd. Information: 802-365-0251; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Alternatives to Suicide: This is a mutual support group open to anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide. The group is guided by a charter of values provided by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. The group is non-clinical and does not link suicide with illness. Participants are free to talk about and find meaning in their experiences in/on their own terms. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. The Hive, 24 Flat St., #202 (2nd fl., 2nd door to left). Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Doris Schload, celebrating Father's Day and Summer. 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.



June 2018