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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Out on a Limb" - A Circus Show: Performance Training Program (ProTrack) is NECCA's most selective and advanced program with previous graduates having gone on to work with Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus, 7 Fingers, Cirque Eloize, Circa as well as European Cabarets, cruise ships, and celebrity tours throughout the world. A year ago, NECCA moved into its custom-built Trapezium and reimagined the curriculum to realize the dreams of students - with a trampoline, foam pit, 40-foot ceilings, where they dare gravity, explore vulnerability, and reveal the art of strength. The 2018 show features 14 national/international students in their 2nd year presenting their individual creations in trapeze. 6/8: 7:30 p.m., 6/9: 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 6/10: 1 p.m. Through Sunday, June 10. $15, $10 youth under age 12, $25 VIP. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Tickets: 802-254-9780,

BRATTLEBORO "Positivity Magic" with Jonas Cain: We all want to achieve success, yet much of life is out of our control. What if there was a way to achieve positive outcomes regardless of circumstances? Jonas shares three principles and strategies that you can start using today to develop and foster positivity so you can excel in your work, in your home, and in your life. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Artist Talk: Stephen Lloyd: Recent Work : Lloyd employs a many approaches in a dialogue between realism and abstraction. He is inspired by the light and landscapes of Vermont, New England and the Southwest and by the ongoing conversation and support among artists of Brattleboro-West Arts. During a residency at the VT Studio Center last year, he began to employ his archival architectural drawings directly into his paintings, opening a new path for future work. Responding to nature as an architectural designer, he re-imagines landscapes in terms of color and composition. In representational work, elements of geometry are often added. In abstract work, the rigor of the geometry is offset by the fluid nature of the paint. (Exhibit runs through 6/10). 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. C X Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information: 802-257-7898; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa: Contemporary folk and pop singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Glier's new album, "Birds," is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There's grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as he confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. The songs range from personal to political and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Nakoa's first solo album "Light In The Dark" is an eclectic pop opus. In contrast, his "A Dozen Other Loves" explores a simple acoustic palette. 7:30 p.m. $18 ($22 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Kevin Parry: Classic and and not-so-classic tunes by Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Hot Tuna and more are sung by Parry and played on slide and standard guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information:

GUILFORD Friends of Music at Guilford - A Cappella a la Carte: Membership meeting, followed by potluck picnic, followed by concert. Performers include the 11-voice Guilford Chamber Singers presenting ten songs with texts by American poets (Longfellow, Sandburg, and Dickinson, among others), as well as the Cantabile Vocal Ensemble, a quintet of professional musicians from Western Massachusetts, who will sing works by women composers across ten centuries. A festive dessert reception caps the evening. The public is welcome to choose one, two, or all three items on the evening's menu. 6 pm meeting (open to public) and 6:30 pm picnic at Christ Church; 7:30 pm concert at Guilford Cmty. Church. Free; donations welcome. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-3600,

GILL LADAMA: Starting with an outdoor party with refreshments from local food artisans including Jen's Bread and Upinngil Farm. LADAMA, an all-female, internationally-acclaimed Latin roots/folk/pop collective, performs while the audience enjoys pre-sunset views across the valley. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (concert starts 7 p.m.). $5 to $15. Antenna Cloud Farm, 25 Green Hill Rd. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Help Yourself at the Co-op Demo Counter: Free samples of new and unique products and specials. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fridays in June. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Preschool Nature Program: The Journey of a Water Droplet: When rain, snow, and ice fall from the sky, where does the water go? Bring your imagination to take a journey as a water droplet! Enjoy a story reading and create your own watershed model to see for yourself how a watershed works. Bring your rain boots and be ready to get wet as we go on a stream exploration. Ages 3-5 and caregiver. 10 a.m. $5 per child in advance; $8 drop-in, no charge for caregiver. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Register: 802-843-2111,


WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Mike Mayer. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-258-8598.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: Movement Class: Join Shadow Dancer 007 for an opportunity to be expressive and elevate what you know in this upbeat, fun Universal Hip Hop class. Shadow Dancer 007 was the choreographer for Deaf Jam Records. Move and Connect, a free movement class for all abilities, aims to get your body moving in a fun judgment-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

Community meals

W. HALIFAX Halifax Senior Meal: Menu: fruit with cottage cheese, pork tenderloin, mashed potato, vegetable, rolls and dessert. All seniors are welcome. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon. $3 free-will donation. Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Rd.



June 2018