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Performing arts

PUTNEY "Love and Information": (See 8/2). . Next Stage Arts Project. .

BRATTLEBORO Magician Darren Young: Funny and witty magic. 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.

WILMINGTON "A Cabaret of Broadway Musical Songs": Presented by the Deerfield Valley Players, a local community theatre group, under the musical direction of Barbara Lipstadt, founder of the group in 1997. Broadway musicals featured are "Cabaret," "Oliver," "Ragtime," "Frozen," and "Anything Goes." Stage direction will be by Reed Brown. Choreography by Kate Severance Brown, formerly a member of the Vermont Dance Collective. 8 p.m. Through Saturday, August 4. $10 at door or online (children under 12 free). Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Richard Heller Paintings - "Speculative Diagrams" / Andrew Berends - Clay - New Raku Fired Vessels: Heller creates new spatial orders, visualizing concepts such as biological structures, patterns from various cultures, and information networks. His prints are made from rubber. Berends' vessels fuse his love of tradition with that of modern ceramics, particularly when there is a juxtaposition between a symmetrical form and an asymmetrical surface - creating tension and curiosity as to what is on the other side. 8/3 Artists' reception, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The Moondogs will provide music. Through Friday, August 31. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Love, Gilda" - The Eternal Spirit of Gilda Radner: This is the Vermont premiere of a film by Lisa D'Apolito about the life of comedian Gilda Radner. 6:30 p.m. $12. Proceeds benefit The Kopkind Colony and the Center for Independent Documentary. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Tickets:


MARLBORO Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Mozart, Beethoven, Warlock, Brahms, Schubert: 8/3: Mendelssohn:String Quartet in A Minor, Op.13. Stephen Tavani, violin; Amy Lee, violin; Christoph Richter, cello. Zhanbo Zheng, viola; Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Lauren Pearl Eberwein, soprano; Alice Yoo, cello; Matthew Zalkind, cello; Peter Wiley, cello; Yi Qun Xu, cello; Alexander Hersh, cello; Brannon Cho, cello; Sayaka Selina, cello; Tony Rymer, cello. Mozart:Divertimento in E-flat Major, K.563. Joseph Lin, violin; En-Chi Cheng, viola; Brannon Cho, cello. 8/4: Beethoven:String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135. Robyn Bollinger, violin; Stephen Waarts, violin; Zoë Martin-Doike, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello. Warlock:The Curlew. Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Joshua Smith, flute; Emily Beare, English horn; Joseph Lin, violin; David McCarroll, violin; Beth Guterman Chu, viola; Sayaka Selina, cello. Brahms:Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op.40. Richard King, horn; Christine Lim, violin; Juho Pohjonen, piano. 8/5: Schubert:String Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, "Rosamunde" Christine Lim, violin; Joseph Lin, violin; Wenting Kang, viola; Alice Yoo, cello. Brahms:Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8. Andrew Hsu, piano; Abigail Fayette, violin; Peter Wiley, cello. 8/3: 8 p.m. Dining Hall; 8/4, 8 p.m. Persons Hall; 8/5: 2:30 p.m. Persons Hall. Through Sunday, August 5. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Frank Solomon: 646-284-2800,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Build a Lunchbox with Katherine: Build and sample different health lunch creations and take home the free BFC Lunch Box Recipe Book. (Repeats 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31). 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with Katharine 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.

TOWNSHEND 68th Annual Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day: Activities for the whole family: all-day auction, birthday parade with dancing stork and bagpipes, bargain booths (housewares, books, plants, jewelry, and more), bingo, free pony rides, face painting, lots of food (fried dough, ice cream, burgers, fried chicken, watermelon, gourmet options), homemade pie sale, an arts and crafts show (held in the Townshend Church), entertainment, kids games, kids costumes, raffles. The live auction, led by auctioneer Kit Martin of the Townshend Auction Gallery, has hundreds of items collected this year including fine art, antiques, farm, garden equipment, quilts, rugs, lamps, more. 9 a.m. auction preview, 9:30 a.m. auction (until all items are gone), 10 a.m. all activities start. Rain or shine. No admission fee. All proceeds benefit Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital. Townshend Common.

BRATTLEBORO Kids Out Loud Flash Mob: Hosted by Let's Grow Kids during Brattleboro Gallery Walk, this is a great opportunity for children and families to come together, have fun, and demonstrate our support for high-quality, affordable child care in Vermont. To practice the song and dance at home, go to 4:30 p.m. Meet outside the Library to learn the song and dance. Free pizza. Kids also get a Let's Grow Kids super hero cape while supplies last. Performances held at 5:30 p.m. at the Library; 6 p.m. at Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon St.; 6:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 17 Flat St. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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,

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Tai Chi: A form of martial art, Tai Chi is a gentle way to help reduce stress and anxiety and increase flexibility and balance. Patrick Cavanaugh is a long-time student of Wolfe Lowenthal and an instructor at Long River Tai Chi Circle in VT and NH. 12 noon - 1 p.m. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS Benefit Ice Cream Social: Ice cream and assorted toppings. Richard and Barbara Comtois were long-time high school educators and faithful members of the United Church of Bellow Falls. Hosted by members and friends of the Church. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. rain or shine. 1 scoop for $2 and 3 scoops for $5. United Church of Bellows Falls, 8 School St. Information: 802-463-4159,

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

Community meals

CHESTER First Friday - Vegan Potluck: Try delicious dishes, and bring some to share. We'll be featuring vegan cookbooks and books on vegan thought, and a portion of proceeds from sales for the day will benefit VINE vegan farm animal sanctuary. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802.875.3400,

JACKSONVILLE Annual Spaghetti Supper: Spaghetti will be served with homemade sauce, salad, rolls, and homemade blueberry dessert. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall behind the church. $8, $5 children ages 5-12, free for under age 5. Jacksonville Community Church, Rte. 112. Information: 802-368-2205.


BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. The State of Vermont keeps most of our cash in TD. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information:



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