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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Sweet Charity": (See 7/6). . New England Youth Theatre. .

PUTNEY "Fables Storytelling": Hosted by Peter "Fish" Case, this is the second in a series with Wendy Levy, Ken Lovering, Robin Zegge, and Williams Forchion guest storytellers. The theme of this July event is Travel. The Cafe has cabaret style seating, a beer and wine cash bar, homemade pizza, popcorn and snacks. 7:30 p.m. (2nd Wednesday of every month). By donation. Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: peter@plusnine.net, www.nextstagearts.org.

The written word

DOVER Book Discussion: "My Old Man & the Sea" by David and Daniel Hays: Led by Richard M. Wizansky. 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

JACKSONVILLE "Erratic Wandering: An Explorer's Hiking Guide to Astonishing Boulders of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont": New destinations and fun adventures for individuals, couples, or the entire family. Discussion with the authors: Christy and Jan Butler. 7 p.m. Free. Whitingham Free Public Library, 2948 VT Rte. 100. Information: 802-368-7506.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "River Wall" Sculpture - Open House Discussion: Conceived as a temporary installation, the 32' x 32' River Wall on the façade of the Brattleboro Transportation Center is scheduled to come down in the Fall of 2018. The artists who created it - Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett and Andrea Wasserman - would like to share an idea for a similar piece as a permanent installation. River Wall was created in 2016 as part of "From the River, To the River," a series of five interrelated art installations celebrating the connection of the Town of Brattleboro and the Connecticut River. It was funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant to the Town of Brattleboro and is comprised of 38,000 sequin disks which move in the air currents, echoing patterns of wind on water. The luminescence of water permeates the contemporary transportation hub of the community, serving as a reminder that the Connecticut River is a mere four minute walk away. Join the presentation and discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Transportation Center, 77 Flat St.

Ideas and education

GRAFTON "Journey to the Bottom of the Earth - An Antarctic Travelogue": Will and Laurie Danforth, board members of The Nature Museum, share their recent month-long expedition to Antarctica and Southern Ocean region. Immerse yourself in the overwhelming beauty, power, and staggering abundance of wildlife at the bottom of the Earth. Refreshments from the Grafton Village Bakery will be served. 6:30 p.m. doors open in the Homestead Room. Suggested donation: $7 in advance, $10 at door. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Tickets: 802-843-2111, www.nature-museum.org.


W. DOVER The Miles Band: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Rain location: Big tent at Dover Forge). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100, www.kevinparrymusic.com.


BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum: Blaming Trump?: With Tim Kipp and Nick Biddle. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Free Samples of Real Pickles Fermented Veggies: Try before you buy. On sale. 12 noon - 4 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels; led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

PUTNEY Longings Workshop: Putney Library Writer in Residence Michelle Blake and other community members who attended the Longings Workshop, offered by Lyedie Geer last winter, will be meeting to plan follow-up sessions, of which this is the first. This gathering of builders, painters, performers, makers, thinkers and doers all have a dream project they want to realize. We will meet monthly to hear about progress and help one another refine next-steps. You are welcome to join us even if you did not make it to the initial workshop. We are all happy to fill you in. Members will commit to attending at least three follow-up sessions, and the number of participants will be capped at 10 to be sure we each have enough time to report on our project and get response from our colleagues. 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO African Drum and Dance Class with Seny Daffe: Classes accompanied by live drumming. Extra drums for those who need them for the drum classes. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. All levels. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. drum, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. dance. $12 to $15 (drum), $15 to $20 sliding scale (dance). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.



July 2018