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Ideas and education

PUTNEY Jean Cherouny Discusses Intersection of Art and Education: Presentation by Landmark College alumna kicks-off the 28th Annual Summer Institute for Educators. Cherouny's talk entitled "A Gliding Artform," describe how learning differences influenced her career and life trajectory, as illustrated by her journey to become a successful artist, entrepreneur, and world traveler. 7:30 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-1662,


BRATTLEBORO BMC Madrigal Singers: Magical Madrigals & More - Love, Sex, and Popular Music from the Renaissance: Founded in 2017 by Brattleboro resident and madrigal director Douglas Frank, the BMC Madrigal Singers - Julie Ackerman-Hovis, Jenny Karstad, Sharry Manning, Jenny Holan, Eric Robinson, Tom Baehr, Walt Cramer, Gary Clay, Jonathan Potter and David Robinson - present some of the greatest hits from the Renaissance. Originating in Italy during the 1520s, the madrigal is a form of secular vocal music in which composers attempt to express the emotion contained in each line and even individual words of a poem. 2 p.m. in the auditorium. $10 general, $15 supporter. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. DOVER Patty and the Cakes: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 6/23). . Estey Organ Museum. .


BRATTLEBORO Peace Among the Peeps: Join Jen Frey from Newfane Village Yoga for a meditation class at Retreat Farm. Learn to meditate or deepen your practice alongside our newest baby chicks. 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $15. Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Reserve your spot:

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. Free. The Hive, 24 Flat St., #202 (2nd fl., 2nd door to left). Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

VERNON Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Vernon Historical Museum: Hand-cranked ice cream will be made and served at no charge, and everyone is welcome. Enjoy this treat with family, friends, and neighbors. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and spend a relaxing afternoon. Hosted by the Vernon Historians and the Southern Vermont Young Professionals. While there, explore the Museum and learn some interesting facts about Vernon's history. An anchor from one of the steamboats that traveled up and down the Connecticut River is on display. There will be information about the steamboats and photos of the ferry that went back and forth to Hinsdale. The Museum's main building includes a one-room brick schoolhouse built around 1848. It contains an original schoolroom, farmhouse kitchen, farm tools, local artifacts, and a large collection of photographs. The adjacent annex building features farm-related equipment and tools and a portion of the last North Vernon Post Office. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: 802-257-4675; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Fourth Annual Interfaith Pride Service: This service is an affirmation/celebration of the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by LGBTQ people and their allies. Participants/guests include members of many faiths as well as those unaffiliated. A collection will benefit Green Mountain Crossroads, a local non-profit connecting rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, power. Service host is Rev. Sandy Daly, bridge pastor at First Congregational Church. Personal experiences/perspectives will be shared by LGBTQ speakers. Prepared texts will be read, including an account of the Stonewall Inn riots by Dick Leitsch. Music leaders include Steve Rice and Rev. Shawn Bracebridge, pastor of Dummerston Congregational Church who serves as organist and accompanies the choir on piano. A union choir from area faith communities rehearses at 8:30 a.m. Music includes David Frazier's "I Need You to Survive" and Mary Alice and Peter Amidon's arrangement of Faya Rose Toure's "I'm Gonna Lift My People Up," and Becky Graber's arrangement of Willa Mamet's "Voice Among Voices.". 10 a.m. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: 802-451-9072.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Linda Blake. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conscious Dance: Talk-free dance practice 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 — 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 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 Free Breakfast: Menu includes: Scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browned potatoes, fresh fruit, pancakes, french toast, served with VT maple syrup, coffee, tea, orange juice. 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: 802-254-9767.



June 2018