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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Out on a Limb" - A Circus Show: (See 6/8). . New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium). .

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Open Mic Poetry: Poets take turns reading from their works or a favorite book. Sitting in a circle, there is no need to be nervous about standing in front of a room for newbie poetry readers. 1 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Reservations: 802-463-9404,

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Artist's Talk: Bruce Campbell's "Thinking the Cosmos" - Kinetic Sculpture: Campbell's sculptures are created with wires and brass and are inspired by the universe. He depicts how natural occurrences, such as a falling star, a lunar eclipse, or a rainstorm might be visualized if moved by gears, levers, basic mechanics. 6/9: 5:30 p.m. Artist's Talk. Through Sunday, June 24. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Artist Reception - "Imagination" by Robert Askey: The show is called "Imagination" because everything hanging in the gallery is the product of the artist's memory and imagination. This multimedia exhibit contains water color, oil, pen & ink, graphite and mixed media work. Show content ranges from etchings of serious situations to a variety of water color whimsical moments. Visit 6/9: noon - 2 p.m. (Tues., Wed., Fri. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thur. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.). Through Saturday, June 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Smoothies Class: Tianna Robinson shares techniques/guidelines for refreshing, nutritious, blended drinks for the summer season in this fun class for adults. Learn about protein powders, spirulina, raw cacao, and make and taste smoothies of all sorts. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. $5 ($3 shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO The Juno Orchestra: Charles Alison, Concerto grosso No. 5.; Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major; Eric Bartlett, cello; Michael Mauldin, Petroglyph; Haydn, Symphony 59, The Fire. Juno is Vermont's newest chamber orchestra, established in the fall of 2017 by Zon Eastes and comprised of professional musicians from the tri-state area around Brattleboro. Sat: 7:30 p.m., Sun: 3 p.m. Through Sunday, June 10. $10 to $40. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets:

BRATTLEBORO Eugene Uman's Convergence Project: Original compositions influenced by Colombian rhythms, funk, gospel, and bebop. Eugene Uman, piano and compositions; Jason Palmer, trumpet; Jeff Galindo, trombone; Michael Zsoldos, saxophones; David Picchi, electric and acoustic bass; and Jon Fisher, drums; vocal guest Wanda Houston. 8 p.m. $20, $15 students with ID (contact VJC about educational discounts). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088,


E. DUMMERSTON 13th Vintage Camper Rally Open House: About 45 fully restored and outfitted campers, including Air Streams, Scottys, Shastas, and tear drops, will be open to walk through. Their proud owners look forward to sharing their search and restoration stories. Some will have vintage items and crafts available for sale. Cameras are welcome. People-friendly and pet-friendly leashed canines are welcome. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Brattleboro North KOA Campground, 1238 US Rte 5. Information: 802-254-5908.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Hobby activities packed with fun for the whole family. Coins, currency, comic books, sports cards. Comic book collectors will be present as well as a dealer with fractional civil war currency and other paper money. Plus a collector with vintage sports cards. Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274,

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 10. $5 suggested donation. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY Putney Friends Meeting and the Putney Huddle: Support Asylum Seekers: Welcome the stranger! We can push back against the oppressive government policies directed at those who are seeking asylum as they flee danger in their home lands. Join us for a potluck dinner followed by information on how you can make a difference for an asylum seeker. Silent auction and raffle for basket of goodies to raise funds for the Community Asylum Seekers Project, 6 p.m: potluck, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m : information on building support network. Free. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 802-464-5169,

BRATTLEBORO Silent Auction & Lasagna Dinner: Menu: Lasagna, Salad, Dessert, and Beverage. New items to bid on. This is a benefit for the Daughters of Isabella. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Msgr. Rand Hall. $7, $4 children. St. Michaels School, 48 Walnut St. Information: 802-254-6320.

JAMAICA Hazardous Waste Collection (Windham Solid Waste Management District): The collection is open to all WSWMD residents and businesses. Businesses may participate in the collection for a fee (pre-registration required for businesses only). Household-generated products that will be accepted include: roofing tar, varnishes, paint strippers/thinners, automotive fluids, driveway sealer, pool chemicals, chemical fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides, insecticides, spot removers, bleach, polishes, drain/toilet cleaners, mothballs, flea control products. Unacceptable items include explosives, ammunition, fireworks, radioactive waste, electronic waste, medical waste, empty containers, fluorescent bulbs, and latex paint. Collection is open to all WSWMD residents and businesses. Businesses may participate for a fee (pre-registration required for businesses only). Residents are encouraged NOT to bring paint product such as primers, sealers, stains, enamels, varnishes, oil-based and latex paints to this event but instead to the year-round WSWMD drop-off center - Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. 8 am - 12 pm. Additional location: Westminster Center School, 301 School St. $5 w/limit of 10-gallons of hazardous waste per household (businesses must pre-register). Jamaica Transfer Station, 141 Castle Hill Rd. Information: 802-257-0272,


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



June 2018