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PUTNEY Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents The Rear Defrosters: Most at home playing in country roadhouses, farm weddings, and for barn dances and hoedowns, the band formed in 2011 on a whim by guitarist/singer Michael Roberts, bassist Jeffrey Murphy, and drummer Frank Roberts (all members of the alt-country band Wooden Dinosaur) to explore their love of classic country. Since then, they've honed their sound, which hearkens back to the Bakersfield Sound of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam, at dance parties across the northeast. While the band is primarily a vehicle to pay tribute to the country hits of the '50s-'80s, they'll release their first album of original music, "Gentleman Farmer," this September. 6 p.m. (Next Stage in case of rain). Concert is free of charge; food available. Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Hospice Offers 20th Annual Memorial Planting Service: Join us as we gather to plant flowers, create memorial messages on stones to be placed in the garden or taken home, read names of those who have died in the past year, and listen to beautiful music, all to honor and remember loved ones who have died. Everyone is invited - this service can be an especially meaningful experience for children. Flowers and materials for memorial stones will be provided. Light refreshments will be served. The garden is accessible via a gravel path. A few chairs will be available for those who need to sit. 4 p.m. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-257-0775 x 104.

Community building

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


PUTNEY Save Our Nation Vaction: Orientation and Dinner: We're the same small southern VT community fundraising team that recently raised $10,000 with a soup CSA to support Democrats in critical state races. It was easy and fun and this is, too. Now we're offering short-stay vacation opportunities provided by like-minded folks through our Save our Nation Vacation initiative. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by the time we put a Democrat in the White House in 2020. All the money that would normally change hands to pay for the vacation accommodations is donated directly to Sister District, a national advocacy network with a proven track record. Participants in this orientation will: Come away with an appreciation of the Sister District Project (and its effectiveness in flipping strategic races "blue"); understand Save Our Nation Vacation's fun and effective model of raising money for Sister District Project; get the resources/support you need to help secure a donated property for our fall SONV catalog; meet/share a meal with motivated, like-minded people committed to taking a small, personal step that can have a large, collective impact on our democracy. 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Questions/RSVP:;

PUTNEY The Putney Huddle Meeting / Talking Across the Second Amendment Divide: The ACLU Vermont will join us in the beginning followed by "Talking Across the Second Amendment Divide" session with Moderator Meg Mott and Senator Jeanette White. We welcome all within our community to come engage in civil discussion about the Second Amendment. Program: Love Brigade Postcards; Norms and Introductions; Announcements; VT ACLU organizer Nico Amador; Talking Across the Second Amendment Divide; Closing remarks. 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Laura Chapman: 802-380-4379,



June 2018