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Performing arts

PUTNEY "Love and Information": In a series of vignettes, over 100 vibrant characters search for meaning in their lives. They discover each other through sex, death, feeling, and thinking. Within their intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations, we see ourselves and the people we love. The ensemble cast includes Bryn Austin, Anneli Curnock, Lionel Chute, Henry Glejzer, Joel Kaemmerlen, Gay Maxwell, Jim Maxwell, Bridget McBride, and Cris Parker-Jennings. Written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Karla Baldwin. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and The Apron Theater Co. (Repeats 8/9 to 8/11). 7 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. (8/5 only). Through Sunday, August 5. $15. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

WILMINGTON "Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont": Reading, discussion, and signing with author Yvonne Daley, author of five previous books and founder/director of the Green Mountain Writers Conference. She has called Vermont home ever since moving to Vermont herself as a young hippie in 1967. The mother of five children, Yvonne lived in the mountain town of Goshen, where she raised milk goats and grew the family's vegetables. Subsequently, she worked for 18 years as a journalist. Her newest book is an encyclopedic, investigative, personal exploration of the remarkable ways that the counterculture movement changed and was changed by its "invasion" of the state of VT. In honoring shared core values of independence and "the right to be different" (in their mutual love of the land, curiosity, inventiveness and, ultimately, interdependence), the "newcomers" and the "old-timers" transformed each other - and in doing so, offer us genuine hope for a collaborative future. 5 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Carol Stephen's "Landscapes of Vermont" / Sandra Cunningham Exhibit: Stephen's oil and pastel paintings reflect the joy of living in Vermont and attempting to capture by the wonders of the local landscape. Cunningham showcases a variety of art mediums on canvas and paper. . Through Thursday, August 30. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD The Bob Stabach 4tet: Playing a sizzling mix of jazz standards and originals. With special guest Boston based vibraphonist Rich Greenblatt. Eugene Uman, piano; George Kaye, bass; Jon Fisher, drums; Bob Stabach, sax. 7 p.m. $15 to $20 suggested donation. Wendys Soiree, 2596 Tater Ln. Information: 802-254-6189; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fast Food for the College-Bound: Ramen, udon, or soba. Taste test. No recipes needed. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group: Share, obtain a support network, or just listen. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St. Sharon Snider, RN: 802-254-6559.

TOWNSHEND Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: Monthly caregiver support group. Given the long duration of this disease, the strain on Alzheimer's caregivers can last several years and produce serious declines in caregiver physical, emotional, and financial well-being. In 2017, 16 million Americans provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care in the form of physical, emotional, and financial support. Led by trained facilitators: Claire Bemis, RN, of Grace Cottage and Alicia Moyer of SASH. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, Heins Conf. Rm., 133 Grafton Rd. Registration appreciated: 802-365-3763.

BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon every Thursday. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Compassionate & Inclusive Living: Are you seeking ways to better meet various challenges in your life (relationships, recovery, self-esteem, etc.)? Would you find it of value to join with people who may have differing views but are united by a belief that compassion and inclusiveness provide key pathways in this search? Are you willing to share with others your experiences and gifts? Please join our self-led gathering. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. every Thursday in the Parlor. Free. All Souls West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Mike or Elizabeth: 802-257-7475,

Community building

DOVER Dover Free Library Annual Dessert Social Fundraiser: Speaker: Leah McGrath Goodman, author of "The Asylum: Inside the Rise and Ruin of the Gobal Oil Market.". 7 p.m. Dover Town Hall, 102 Rte. 100. Information: 802-348-7488,

PUTNEY Clean Water Cafe: Local community members are invited to join in an informal chat about clean water. Your knowledge, questions, comments, stories, and ideas are welcome to increase our engagement with our local waterways. Offered by the Connecticut River Conservancy, Windham Regional Commission, Windham County Natural Resources District, Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance, and the Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative, with support from the High Meadows Fund. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. JD McCliments Pub, 26 Bellows Falls Rd. Information:

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Family-Style Community Meal: Food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. Takeout available. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon. Suggested donation: $4, $3.50 ages 60+. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.



August 2018