CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, August
WILMINGTON "Grow to Love Rhubarb": Tinky Weisblat offers over 60 recipes and essays about rhubarb. 5 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY "Invitations: My Other World" - Art Works by Ines Zeller Bass: Artist's statement: "The characters in my pictures are like puppets on a stage. They wait patiently in the wings of my fantasy until they are ready to step out to perform their act. But unlike the puppet, they don't retreat back into the darkness but stay in their framed world always there to perform."... "The way I approach a piece of puppet theater is the same as my approach to a picture: every moment on stage, just as the moment held on a piece of paper, suggests a life before entering and after leaving the stage or the picture. The mystery of what was before and what might be after remains with the audience or the spectator. An invitation is offered.". 8/25: Artist's reception, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Through Tuesday, November 20. Next Stage Gallery, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102.
SAXTONS RIVER Community Art Show: Twenty artists have submitted work, including photographs, watercolors, collages, found objects, charcoal drawings and pencil sketches. Participants include Liz Hawkes-deNiord, Kathryn Traugott, Will Huenink, Vincent DiBernardo, Zoee Blossom, Sloan Dawson, and Alyssa Schmidt. The non-juried show is MSA's yearly effort to highlight the creativity of folks who live within a 30-mile radius of the community arts center and who might not otherwise have an opportunity to exhibit. 8/23: Opening Reception, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Through Friday, September 28. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
TURNERS FALLS Diana Pedrosa: Pedrosa, aka "ixchelailee" or "ixchel," combines past photography education, and passion for image transfer with her tactile inclinations towards fibers and patterns. Her materials include pattern paper, electrical, scotch tape, gaffer's tape, found and appropriated images, photographs and photocopies, glue and paint. Most recently, she has been using digital photo editing programs on her phone, which is how the images in her current show were produced. . Free. Ninas Nook, 125 Avenue A. Information: 413-834-8800; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WESTMINSTER WEST Gordon Hayward in the Garden: Hayward will explore the process he followed to become a nationally recognized garden writer as well as a garden lecturer, having lectured in 42 states. With his wife Mary, they have been developing their garden in Westminster West since 1983 (featured in the 9/2018 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine). He began a garden writing career from a cottage in Mary's hamlet of Hidcote Boyce in the North Cotwold Hills of England in 1979. By 1983, when they moved here, Gordon had published ten articles in Horticulture Magazine. He went on to publish over 100 articles in a variety of national garden magazines. During those same years, he published ten books on garden design, four with WW Norton, three with Gibbs Smith Publishing in Salt Lake, and four others. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westminster West Public Library, 3409 Westminster West Road. Information: 802-387-4682 o.
BRATTLEBORO BrattleMasters (local Toastmasters club) - When is a Good Time to Pause?: "Pausing" is the theme of tonight's meeting - it is better than saying "ah" or "um." In addition to two speeches, there will be an exercise in "speaking off the cuff" which is open to all members as well as the public. Each speaker is assigned an evaluator who will present a two-three minute evaluation. The ah counter, grammarian, and timer will give reports near the end of the meeting. Carol Handy will be the Toastmaster. Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. Current members are from VT, NH, and MA. Guests are welcome to visit and watch at no charge. Refreshments. 6 p.m., Holton Hall, 4th fl. Free. Winston Prouty Center, 130 Austine Dr. Information: www.brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.
BRATTLEBORO Katharine Breunig on Piano: 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. This event is open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.