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Performing arts

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

WILMINGTON "A Cabaret of Broadway Musical Songs": (See 8/3). . Memorial Hall. .

The written word

DOVER "World War II Letters": Slideshow presentation with Corrine Smith, author of "Westward I Go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey.". 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE "Watercolors of the Seasons" - Kim Eng Yeo: Kim will be showing a selection of paintings of flowers, plants, fruits, landscapes done from life or derived from photo references and sketches. She is a realist painter who became an avid gardener. She has exhibited her watercolors in NY and Vermont and internationally, in Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore. Visit 8/4 Reception: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Gallery hours: Tues., Wed., Fri. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Thur. 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Thursday, August 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Photography of Dragonflies and Damselflies Workshop: Dragonflies and damselflies are among the most beautiful and conspicuous insects, and darned hard to photograph. Frank Gorga teaches an introduction to odonate (dragonflies and damselflies) biology, tips for identifying them, and for getting good photographs. The bulk of the afternoon will be spent outside searching for and photographing odes. Gorga's usual subjects include the landscape and wildlife with an emphasis on birds and odes (dragonflies and damselflies). This workshop is sponsored by the Vermont Center for Photography and the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Very cool weather or rain forces us to change the date to 8/5 as odes do not fly then.). $65 ($55 for VCP or BEEC members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785,


BRATTLEBORO Moondogs at Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market: . 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Jazz: Eugene Uman, Freddie Bryant & the VT Jazz Center All-Stars: 7:30 p.m. $15 ($18 day of show). Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

MARLBORO Mendelssohn, Villa-Lobos, Mozart, Beethoven, Warlock, Brahms, Schubert: (See 8/3) . . . Marlboro College Persons Hall. .

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (Weekends through mid-Oct.). Through Sunday, August 5. $5 suggested donation. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Walking History Tour of Green River Village: Guilford was once the largest town in Vermont and several of the homes built in the late 1700’s in Green River still stand today. The Green River Village Preservation Trust is hosting this walking tour of the village center, including the church and the rare wooden crib dam. Plus, a trip through the historic Grassy Spur Field, led by Guilford Conservation Commission board member Linda Lembke, giving you an inside look at the critical role conservation has had in the history of the river and village. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch; there will be light refreshments. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Green River Church, Green River Village. Information: 802-254-5910.

Kids and families

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day: Live auction featuring antiques, farm and garden equipment, furniture, collectibles; fine art show, free entertainment, all day bingo, homemade lunch buffet and baked goods, burgers and dogs, sausage & peppers, fried dough, ice cream, cotton candy, pony rides, face painting and costumes, book booth, white elephant booth, costume jewelry booth, fried chicken dinner, and much more! Run by 100+ volunteers to benefit Grace Cottage Hospital. Auction and Art show accept credit cards and checks. Most booths cash only. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Townshend Common. Information:

MARLBORO Insect Safari: The Cambridge Entomological Club and the Vermont Entomological Society are coming to the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area to spend a day and a night looking for insects, roaming through the woods, meadows, and marshes around the former ski area looking for six- or eight-legged flying, creeping, crawling, spinning, hopping, or chirping creatures to identify. Bring your bug enthusiast to meet with the experts. Family-friendly. Two sessions: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (to identify daytime insects) and 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (to attract/identify moths and other nighttime insects). Meet in the field behind the white distillery building (just west of gift shop). Free. Hogback Mountain Conservation Area, Rte. 9. Scott Smyers:


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Playin' Possum: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,



August 2018