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Visual arts and shows

SWANZEY Meet the Artists: Twelve artists from the greater Keene, NH and Brattleboro, VT areas, members of the Saxtons River Art Guild, are exhibiting 60 pieces of their work now through 7/29. Media includes: Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Oil, Colored Pencil, and Mixed Media. During the last week of the show and sale, they offer this "Meet the Artists" event featuring informal demonstrations of artists at work and light refreshments. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (Additional viewing hours Fri., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. to 12 noon.). Ash Hill Center for the Arts, 83 Ash Hill Rd. Information: 603-352-2206; Click for more info on Web in new window.


DOVER Hannah Hoffman - Musician & Singer: 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WARDSBORO Bruce Mandel: Bruce's acoustic guitar, keen lyrical ear, and intimate and honest voice have traveled with him across the country and through musical territory both new and familiar. Lyrically driven, the diverse sounds of his recordings straddle and expand the Contemporary Folk, Americana, Singer/Songwriter genres. Part of Wardsboro Curtain Call's 2018 Music Series. 7 p.m. in the Cafe. $10 at door. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Information: 802-896-6810,

GREENFIELD Ladies in Jazz featuring Samirah Evans and Molly Steinmark: The goal of this musical series is to highlight collaboration between female singers and musicians. Killian Karlsson, guitar; Jason Schwartz, bass; Colin Jalbert, drums. 8 p.m. $10 to $20. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DOVER Michael Jordan TD Pass / Teenage Halloween / Cesci / Pneumashoes: 9 p.m. $5 to $15 sliding scale at door. The Snow Barn, 294 Handle Rd. Information: 802-464-4266; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Tasting: Madagascar Pink Rice Pudding: Try this summer dessert and then buy this budget-friendly grain from the Bulk Dept. On sale this month. 11 a.m. - 1 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 Elliot Street Block Party: Music via The Stone Church: LuxDeluxe - Rolling Stones-y grooves, persuasive danceable hooks, and rock-solid old-fashioned craft. Elliot St. Alibi - jam rock together with pop rock and funk. Activities: Rock painting with positive words/intentions/images. Chalk art. Photo Station. Cornhole. Downtown restaurants will serve their fare on the street. KidsPLAYce will be open with a fun activity. Hosted by Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More. Offered by The Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and the Green Street Promise Community. 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More, 50 Elliot St. Information: 802-451-9482; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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

BRATTLEBORO Chronic Pain and Recovery Group: Support group for people in recovery who also deal with chronic pain. Chronic pain can be a difficulty for many people in recovery. The severity and frequency of chronic pain can often lead to opioid dependence because of the medications prescribed. Finding ways to manage pain that don't interfere with the recovery process can be a challenge, but group members can share the approaches that have worked for them. Facilitator is Cecil McLaury, who has been in recovery for 33 years and has been in daily chronic pain since 2003. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Friday. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600,

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS "Bellows Falls 3rd Friday": Stroll through venues of Bellows Falls and vicinity for Art, Music, Literary Events, Food, and late-night shopping. 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Hot Pop with Biz: A fun and empowering class taught by a teacher who daily dreams of dancing in Janet Jackson music videos. Biz incorporates elements of dance forms from years of studying ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and burlesque. The intention of this class is to move and feel good in your body. Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

BRATTLEBORO Turning Point: Community Outreach Team: Meet members of local law enforcement, health services, peer recovery support, and others. Learn how they've combined efforts to reduce the number of drug overdoses and increase opportunities for people seeking recovery from substance use disorders. 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.


WESTMINSTER Contra Dance with Nader Hashim - State Representative Candidate: All are welcome. No dance experience needed. Bring the whole family. With local caller Andy Davis accompanied by local musicians playing fiddle, piano, and accordion. For more about Nader, visit 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Butterfield Library, 3435 US Rte 5.


BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. The State of Vermont keeps most of our cash in TD. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information:

BELLOWS FALLS Bi-Weekly Solidarity Vigil: A vigil of community, solidarity, and diversity. We are one cause of peace, freedom and social justice for all living beings. Bring signs expressing your passion and concerns. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the corner, across from Flat Iron Cafe. The Windham Hotel, 36 The Square. Information: 802-869-2141,



July 2018