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Performing arts

PUTNEY "Love and Information": (See 8/9). . Next Stage Arts Project. .

BRATTLEBORO "Saragail's Playalong" (Words & Music): Saragail Benjamin brings 125 drums so everyone can play for the duration of the program. Fun rhythm games, in-the-moment music making. Can we drum a story? Dance it? Sing it? Rock it to the moon? For all ages. Sample: Presented by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks Dept. as part of the TGIF Morning Matinee. 10:30 a.m. (rain location: Nelson Withington Skating Facility). Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.

BRATTLEBORO Shakespeare's "Macbeth": What would drive a person to risk utter destruction for power?This production is staged to challenge the audience to confront the material from a new point of view - our anti-hero speaks directly to us: revealing his insecurity, his desire, his fear, his reluctance. Performed by NEYT's Senior Company, comprised of ages 13-19. 8/10: 7 p.m., 8/11: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., 8/12: 2 p.m. Through Sunday, August 12. $13, $12 seniors, $10 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Positivity Magic with Jonas Cain: Jonas will use Positivity Magic to facilitate a discussion on turning adversity into possibility by exploring principles and practices for experiencing positivity regardless of circumstances. 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.


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

BELLOWS FALLS Yankee Male Chorus: (See 8/9). . United Church of Bellows Falls. .

MARLBORO Ravel, Beethoven, Strauss, Britten, Farrenc, Dubussy: 8/10: Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin. Marlboro Music Festival Orchestra; Leon Fleisher, conductor. Ravel: La Valse. János Palojtay, piano; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano. Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke" Juho Pohjonen, piano; David McCarroll, violin; Marcy Rosen, cello. 8/11: Strauss: Alphorn. Gounod: Le Soir. Kara Dugan, mezzo-soprano; Radovan Vlatković, horn; Lydia Brown, piano. Britten: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94. Tessa Lark, violin; Yoojin Jang, violin; Jonathan Chu, viola; Christoph Richter, cello. Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130 with Große Fuge, Op. 133. Tessa Lark, violin; Eunice Kim, violin; Wenting Kang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello. 8/12: Farrenc: Nonet in E-flat Major, Op. 38. Joshua Smith, flute; Frank Rosenwein, oboe; Afendi Yusuf, clarinet; Brad Balliett, bassoon; Radovan Vlatković, horn; David McCarroll, violin; Zoë Martin-Doike, viola; Brannon Cho, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass. Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10. Siwoo Kim, violin; Nick Eanet, violin; Tanner Menees, viola; Tony Rymer, cello. Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy." Marlboro Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus; Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Leon Fleisher, conductor. 8/10 and 8/11: 8 p.m., 8/12: 2:30 p.m. Through Sunday, August 12. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Frank Solomon: 646-284-2800,

PUTNEY Vermont Jazz Center 43rd Annual Summer Jazz Workshop - Student Concert: Featuring approximately 50 instrumental and 18 vocal students. Singers will be accompanied by a professional jazz trio and the piano trios will be assisted by and perform with a faculty bassist. Also performing will be five faculty-coached ensembles, usually comprised of two or three horns, piano, bass and drums. Set I: 3:30 p.m., Set II: 8 p.m. in the Michael S. Currier Center. $5 suggested donation. Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Be A Hero: Organizing for Health Care Justice and a Stronger Democracy with Ady Barkan and Special Guest Senator Bernie Sanders: Ady, an activist who is battling ALS, is touring across the country with a mission. He's here today with US Sen. Bernie Sanders to stand up for our health care, raise the minimum wage, paid family leave, racial justice, and our country. Ady is asking you to be a hero, get out and rally, and get out on doors to turn the tide in this year’s midterm elections. He famously confronted Sen. Jeff Flake last year about his vote on the Republican tax bill, and has continued to tirelessly stand up for our rights to health care, economic security and urge us all to take back our democracy. 12 noon - 2 p.m. Free. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Chronic Pain and Recovery Group: Recovery-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

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


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,



August 2018