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Film and video

W. BRATTLEBORO "I Am Not Your Negro": This is a continuation of the ASC series "Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege." Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, "Remember This House." It's a journey into black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. It questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. The film series is sponsored by the All Souls Church Social and Environmental Action Committee. Childcare is available if requested in advance. 11:15 a.m: light chili lunch; 12 noon: film. Free. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-490-2052.

Music

BELLOWS FALLS Fear of Singing Breakthrough Workshop: If you've wanted to sing in a chorus, wished you could sing along with friends, wanted to feel more comfortable singing the Happy Birthday song, or even just get more out of singing by yourself, this workshop is the perfect first step. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $130 ($145 w/catered lunch). Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. DOVER Trailer Park: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (rain location: big tent at Dover Forge). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

BRATTLEBORO The Sweetback Sisters: 7 p.m. $15 to $17. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets (at door or online): www.sweetbacksc.brownpapertickets.com.

PUTNEY Simba: Simba features blazing horns and scorching percussion on a highly danceable mix of funk, Latin, reggae, world beat, soca calypso, ska, jazz and blues. The eight member band has been together 29 years and includes Charlie Schneeweis, Wim Auer, Steve Sonntag, Derrik Jordan, Dan DeWalt, Johnny Yuma, Steve Leicach, and Bob Stabach. Simba is dedicated to Peace, Love and Unity for our community and world. www.twilightmusic.org or call 802-387-5772. Free; donations accepted. Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772, www.twilightmusic.org.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Mantra, Pranayama, and Gong Meditation: Participants can expect to partake in call-and-response style chanting feature harmonium, talas, and tabla - pranayama exercises to settle the mind and connect with the breath, and a deeply relaxing meditation to the sound of gongs and singing bowls. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. on Sundays. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro: "Share the Harvest": The "Share the Harvest" stand is offering free produce, thanks to the generosity of local gardeners and farmers. We welcome donations from your garden. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 28. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Donations of fresh produce accepted at the stand or contact Marilyn to arrange a different time/location: ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conscious Dance: Talk-free dance practice intended to enjoy and explore embodiment, physical expression, and your body's wisdom. After an unguided warm-up period, the facilitator leads a brief opening circle on a theme or guided practice, followed by a selected playlist of music — beginning spacious and mellow, gaining intensity, and arriving back into stillness. We close with a sharing circle in which you are welcome to speak about your experience in the dance. This time is meant to be reflective, sharing awareness and emotions that arise in the dance. Primarily offered for adults, children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they can follow the talk-free and intentional structure and be mindful of their impact on others in the space. No experience or partner or shoes are needed. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2nd and 4th Sun. of every month. $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: lesandbeninvermont@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/brattleboroconsciousdance.

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Linda Blake. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.

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