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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Auditions for "Art": In this comedy, one of three friends buys a painting that soon begins to strain the very fabric of their relationship. Their arguments soon become less about theory and philosophy of "what is art?" and more about their personal short comings. The structure of a once solid friendship begins to crumble under what the painting really represents to all three of them. While this play is about three men, it reads well with any mix of genders or ethnicities so all are encouraged to audition for the following roles (ages 25-45): Serge: Wants his friends to share in the joy of his purchase; Marc: Thinks the purchase was foolish; Yvan: Wishes things would stay the same. 6 p.m. enter thru auditorium doors (Show dates: 9/28-9/30 and 10/5-10/7, Hooker Dunham Theater). Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Contact Bill Wieliczka if you need a different audition date/time:

The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books: "Anil's Ghost" by Michael Ondaajte: Copies available. 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-5561,

PUTNEY Putney Public Library's Writer In Residence Book Group Reads "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolfe: Novelist Dennis McFarland and Emily Zervas lead discussions. They'll also talk about Woolf's life and the larger context of the novel, written between the two World Wars, in the long shadow of the novels of Joyce and Proust, as well as T. S. Eliot's "The Wasteland." (Continues 6/27). 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Silverback Swing: Gypsy jazz and other jazz classics featuring guitars, accordion, violin, and vocals. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Scrabble: Everyone is welcome to stop by and play a game of Scrabble. All levels. 6 p.m. on the Mezzanine. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Giving Light with Susan Hebson: Sukyo Mahikari aims to help people achieve personal spiritual growth and make the world a better place. It teaches the transmission of light energy through a practice these practitioners refer to as "the art of True Light (Mahikari)," believed to issue from the palm of the hand. Experience a one-on-one session. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266;

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "Elements of Success: Energy Efficiency, Ride Sharing, Accessible Biking, Healthy Soil": Join 350 Brattleboro for the presentation and celebration of four local successes in responding to climate change. After a brief introduction, we'll have short presentations of ideas you can use in your own life. The Windham and Windsor Housing Trust will share tips for home energy efficiency; Becky Jones will talk about how carpooling can be subversive; Dave Cohen will introduce us to the local efforts of VBike; and Marilyn Chiarello of Edible Brattleboro will tell us about the many climate benefits of maintaining healthy soil. After the presentations, we'll challenge everyone to come up with one personal climate action they can take in the next month. 5:30 p.m. pizza; 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. program. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information:


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.



June 2018