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Performing arts

WEST CHESTERFIELD "The Little Foxes" - Staged Reading of Lillian Hellman's Classic American Drama: In the post-Civil War South, nothing is more important to the Hubbard clan than money and power. The ruthless, wealthy brothers and sister steal, deceive, and plot against each other in their efforts to invest in one of the first cotton mills to industrialize the New South. Each has plans for what the money will buy for them and how each will 'lord it' over their siblings. Featured in the cast are Maureen Hart as Regina, Dan Patterson as Ben, Bob Gruen as Oscar, Ray Mahoney as Oscar, Wendy Almeida as Birdie, Clare Margand as Alexandra, Colin Grube as Leo, Maggie McGlone-Jennings as Addie, Christopher Woods as Cal, and Stewart McDermet as Marshall. The reading is directed by Sam Pilo. 7:30 p.m. $8. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855.

WILMINGTON An Evening of Ballads and Blues: Featuring vocalist Eithne Eldred with bassist James Daggs, drummer Gary Smith, and pianist Chris Bakriges. Proceeds benefit the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club. 8 p.m. By donation. Historic Memorial Hall of Wilmington, 2 E. Main St. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Edible Nature: Summer Foraging with Ben Lord: Introduction to wild edible plants with a focus on gathering strategies, sustainable harvests, and planning a foraging calendar. Summer treats include fruits, berries, flower buds and flowers. Lord is a biology teacher who writes about nature and wild edibles for Northern Woodlands magazine. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. $20 ($15 BEEC members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785, www.beec.org.

Music

MARLBORO Uchida, Biss, Varjon & Works by Resident Composer Shulamit Ran: 7/28: Schubert: String Quartet in C Major, D. 46. Stephen Tavani & Rose Hsien, violin; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Tony Rymer, cello. Ran: Stream. Charles Neidich, clarinet; Christine Lim & Tessa Lark, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello. Zemlinsky: Maiblumen blühten überall. Lauren Pearl Eberwein, soprano; Abigail Fayette & Rose Hsien, violin; Zhanbo Zheng & Sally Chisholm, viola; Alexander Hersh & Judith Serkin, cello. Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2. Dénes Várjon, piano; Siwoo Kim, violin; Alice Yoo, cello. 7/29: Schumann: Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 80. Jonathan Biss, piano; Stephen Waarts, violin; Sayaka Selina, cello. Ran: Lyre of Orpheus. Yoojin Jang & Siwoo Kim, violin; Cong Wu & Tanner Menees, viola; Alexander Hersh & Marcy Rosen, cello. Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493. Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Stephen Waarts, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Alexander Hersh, cello. 8 p.m. Through Sunday, July 29. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Frank Solomon: 646-284-2800, www.marlboromusic.org.

BRATTLEBORO Two Concerts by Dr. Joyce Jones: Internationally-known concert organist. 1:30 p.m. Children's Concert; 7:30 p.m. Concert. $15, $10 seniors/students, $5 children under 12. First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. Information: esteyorganmuseum.org.

BRATTLEBORO Mister Dix w/ Zebulon Hildreth: Mister Dix is made up of Colby Dix, Dan Gullotti on drums, and Jean Chaine on bass. While still pulling heavily from indie rock bands, they enjoy tongue-in-cheek rocking renditions of dance pop favorites. Zebulon Hildreth opens the show playing a solo set. 8 p.m. $5 to $8. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3508798.

WILMINGTON An Evening of Ballads and Blues: Vocalist Eithne Eldred, bassist James Daggs, drummer Gary Smith, and pianist Chris Bakriges come together to perform selections from Miles Davis's iconic Ballads and Blues album. Davis originally recorded these songs which include Irving Berlin's How Deep is the Ocean, Johnny Mercer's Moonbeams, and Jerome Kern's Yesterdays between 1950-1958 and Columbia finally released the compilation in 1996. This concert is a fundraiser for the Deerfield Valley Rotary, a community organization which emphasizes service above self. 8 p.m. Historic Memorial Hall of Wilmington, 2 E. Main St. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

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. (Weekends through mid-Oct.). Through Sunday, July 29. $5 suggested donation. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Annual Ice Cream Social at the Brattleboro Co-op: Join us for free local ice cream by Walpole Creamery, music, clowning, and a chance to learn about local family-based organizations. Donations will be accepted to support KidsPLAYce and the Boys & Girls Club. 12 noon - 3 p.m. (Rain date 7/29). Free. Whetstone Walkway, 2 Main St. (opposite the Co-op entrance).

BELLOWS FALLS Author Maggie Kemp - "Sam, Fisherwoman: The Reel Story": Sam is one spirited little girl convinced that she can do big things without anybody's help, even her big brothers. So she sets out to prove it, showing she's a real fisherwoman at her family's lake cottage. When things seem to go awry, families will cheer for Sam as she faces each new hurdle with a can-do attitude. But will this spunky little girl catch her fish?. 1 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Information: 802-463-9404; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Unhook from your PTSD symptoms: Come release and transform some of your debilitating patterns. You'll be able to move forward with more ease and use easy DIY techniques. This doesn't replace needed therapy or erase all traumas - some distressed parts of our psyches may take years to heal. This work is based on 14 years of studying, teaching, and working with many powerful tapping modalities and PTSD transforming methods. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $70 to $200 sliding scale. Mahalo Arts Center, 972 Western Ave. Register: 802-451-9495, luzelenamorey@gmail.com.

Dance

PUTNEY Last Saturday Contra Dance: Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. There will be a workshop for new dancers. Also a jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians. Over the course of a contra dance, each couple travels the length of the line and dances with every other couple. Bring a partner or a group of friends, but it’s not necessary; traditionally dancers are encouraged to change partners throughout the evening. 6:30 p.m. free jam session beginner/intermediate musicians, 7:30 p.m. workshop for new dancers, dancing 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10, $7 students/seniors. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

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