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Performing arts

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

BRATTLEBORO Shakespeare's "Macbeth": (See 8/10). . New England Youth Theatre. .

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Roz Chast: A New Yorker cartoonist and author of "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" Chast has 139 original drawings from her graphic novel on display. . Through Monday, September 24. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

SO. NEWFANE Medicinal Oils and Salves: Join us to make infused oils and salves in the forest classroom. We'll also discuss medicinal foods, do a plant walk and harvesting, and more. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $125 (work-trade and payment plans available). Old Ways Herbal School of Plant Medicine, 569 Dover Rd. Information: 802-365-0251,

WILMINGTON "Life in a Jar" - The Irena Sendler Project: Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler's story remained unknown after the war until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called "Life in a Jar," finally bringing recognition to Sendler's heroism and helping to open dialogue about the Holocaust in Poland. The "girls from Kansas" continue to champion her legacy - courage, tolerance, and respect for all and are living examples of the power individuals have to change the world. This is a Vermont Humanities Council event. 7 p.m. Free. Historic Memorial Hall of Wilmington, 2 E. Main St. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.


GRAFTON Kevin Parry: Blues and Rock, Kevin plays slide and standard guitar as well as mandolin and harmonica. Classic and not so classic tunes by Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Hot Tuna and more. 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-843-2248,

CHESTER Yankee Male Chorus: (See 8/9). . First Baptist Church of Chester, 162 Main St. .

BRATTLEBORO Clyde's on Fire at Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market: . 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, Rt. 9, Western Ave., near the covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.

MARLBORO Ravel, Beethoven, Strauss, Britten, Farrenc, Dubussy: (See 8/10) . . . Marlboro College Persons Hall. .


DUMMERSTON Rustic Peach & Plum Galette Workshop: In this hands-on workshop, learn the right technique to create a rustic free-form tart using Scott Farm Orchard's fresh peaches and plums. Join the "Queen of Tarts," Pastry Chef Laurel Roberts Johnson in the Apple Barn, equipped with a commercial kitchen, to see how to prepare and roll out dough for peach and plum galettes. Take home your tart, extra dough, and a tote of mixed peaches and plums. This recipe is easily adapted to a variety of seasonal fruits and is a perfect finish to a summer meal. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Register: 802-254-6868,

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Women's New Moon Circle: 6:30 p.m. at the top of the driveway. By donation. Mahalo Arts Center, 972 Western Ave. Information: 802-451-9495; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

GUILFORD Explore Guilford - Sweet Pond State Park: We'll adventure through the Park using a tracking book written by Guilford forester Lynn Levine to find traces of local wildlife. Bring snacks and water as we will be stopping along the way for a snack break. Open to families and children of all ages. Hosted by Community Collaborative for Guilford. 10 a.m. - 12 noon (bottom of the trail). Free. Sweet Pond State Park, Sweet Pond Rd. Ragan Beebe: 802-451-0239,,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

WEST DUMMERSTON Benefit Rummage and Tag Sale: Items for sale include kitchenware, jewelry,furniture, books, wedding gown, kitchen sink, footwear, handbags, backpacks, toys, clothing and many miscellaneous items, two rooms full of items. Some items priced, some by donation. Money from the sale will benefit the Center's operating and maintenance cost. 9 a.m. - noon. Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: 802-254-9212.



August 2018