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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - Five New Exhibits: Original artwork by The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, glass and found-object sculptures by Robert DuGrenier. Plus David Rios Ferreira, "And I Hear Your Words That I Made Up," Debra Ramsay, "Painting Time," and Shona Macdonald, "Terrestrial Vale.". 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. closed Tuesdays (6/22, 5:30 p.m. opening reception for BMAC members). Through Monday, September 24. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WILMINGTON Playing for Change - Christopher Bakriges Clear & Present Quartet: This is a fundraiser for Food4Kids. Pianist and composer Bakriges is joined by Jay Hoggard on vibes [Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Tito Puente, Hilton Ruiz], Panamanian-born bassist Santi Debriano [Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Fortune, Billy Hart, Larry Coryell, Chucho Valdés, Hank Jones, Cecil Taylor, Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard], and drummer Billy Arnold [Motown's Junior Walker and the All-stars, Teddy Wilson, Charlie Ventura]. The quartet artfully blends the worlds of jazz and soul through a world music lens. 8 p.m. By donation. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-8591.


PUTNEY Summer Twigs: Identifying Trees and Shrubs: Join Rich Grumbine, Biology Faculty at Landmark College, to identify trees and shrubs using twigs and leaves. Gather twig specimens from the nearby campus grounds and bring them back to the biology lab for a more careful look. Rich's recently completed "Summer Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Putney, VT" will be a resource to identify our catch. Along the way, we will learn the essentials of dichotomous leaf forms. Co-sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center and the Putney Conservation Commission. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Landmark College, McFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center, River Rd. S.


WESTMINSTER WEST Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association - Over the Hill Hike: Four-mile ridgeline hike that starts out on lesser-known Jamie Latham Trail and goes past an old beaver pond and stone walls. Wandering through a beautiful hardwood forest, the trail leads to the iconic, renovated Pinnacle Cabin with its fabulous view over southern Vermont. Hikers then return along Holden Trail, Pinnacle's most popular path, to prearranged cars in the Holden parking area. Bring water, lunch, snack, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Meet at Westminster West Church to split cars and carpools between the start at Latham and finish at Holden. 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Info/registration, Tony Coven: 802-387-6650,

BRATTLEBORO Ping Pong Party: Low-key table tennis double-elimination tournaments for all ages and levels. Hazel is providing soda and pizza (cash bar; ID needed for beer and wine). Sponsored by Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. (sign up 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.). $15, $5 ages 18 and under. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Through Sunday, June 24. $5 suggested donation. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

W. MARLBORO Native American Pottery: Talk by Andrea Rand of Connecticut State University about replicative techniques of coiled pot construction. The presentation will focus on these techniques as used by the prehistoric native cultures of New England. She will also briefly discuss pottery that was recovered by archaeological excavation and by collectors of Native American artifacts in Vermont and how these recovered artifacts help the archaeologist to recreate a culture that disappeared thousands of years ago. 4 p.m. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT Route 9. Information: 802-464-0048,


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Champagne Jam: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,



June 2018