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Performing arts

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


W. DOVER The Miles Band: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (rain location: big tent at Dover Forge). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

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


PUTNEY Puppet Theater Intensive Workshop: For puppeteers, teachers, actors, directors, designers, writers to expand and deepen their skill and understanding in the art of the puppet. Daily sessions include body training and breath development in relation to puppet performance, training in manipulation technique and its relation to artistic statement and in materials and their metaphorical implications. Guided improvisations lead to development of work stressing ensemble creation and directing techniques for Puppet Theater. Open workshop time for puppet building. Eric Bass, Institute Dir./Co-Founder Sandglass Theater. Ines Zeller Bass, Instructor/Co-Founder Sandglass Theater and Dir. of Sandglass Theater's children's programs. Shoshana Bass, Instructor, Producer and Ensemble performer at Sandglass Theater. Jana Zeller, Instructor, Producer and Artist with Sandglass Theater. Sandglass Theater believes that the puppet unlocks doors to our more secret sides, integrating parts of ourselves - worlds of our dreams and memories - leading to metaphorical possibilities of theater and comedy. 5 1/2 days per week. Through Saturday, August 18. $1,400 Intensive; $450 Housing, $110 Mon.-Fri. evening communal meal. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051,

Local history

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: (See 8/4). . Estey Organ Museum. .

ROCKINGHAM 112th Old Rockingham Meeting House Pilgrimage - History Through Song: David Deacon will perform songs with regional relevance (from the 4,000-song collection of Helen Hartness Flanders of Springfield between the 1930s and 1950s). Deacon is especially interested in introducing songs that tell us something about social attitudes or that had a social purpose. People sang when they gathered or danced. Presented by the Rockingham Meeting House Association. 12 p.m. barbeque and refreshments available, 1 p.m. program begins. Free; donations for support of the building are welcome. Rockingham Meeting House, Off Rte 103, 20 Thwing Ln. Information: 802-463-3858; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Farm to Ballet: Outdoor ballet with dancers dressed as cows, goats, pigs, and chickens?! Only in Vermont. Join us for a whimsical outdoor ballet with food trucks, farm animals, and live Vivaldi played by a string sextet. Come early to visit baby animals, walk through the Children's Garden and Nature Trail, and enjoy indoor and outdoor play spaces. Bring a picnic or grab delicious food from local food trucks including Dosa Kitchen, Rigani Wood-Fired Pizza, and Tito's Taqueria. Event proceeds support Retreat Farm's Open Barn program, which provides reduced admission for participants of EBT, Medicaid, Free/Reduced School Lunch programs. 3:30 p.m. gates open, 5 p.m. show starts. $20, free for ages 12 and under. Retreat Farm, 350 Linden St. Tickets:

BRATTLEBORO The Global Big Latch On: We gather to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other at registered worldwide. Friends, family, community join this celebration to promote/ support breastfeeding. All supporters of breastfeeding and chestfeeding are welcome (dads too), whether currently nursing a little one or not. Those who exclusively pump will be included in the count if they express milk during the 1-minute Latch On. GBLO aims to protect, promote, support breastfeeding families by: providing support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide on-going breastfeeding support and promotion; raising awareness of breastfeeding support and knowledge available locally and globally; helping communities support breastfeeding in public places; making breastfeeding a normal part of day-to-day life at a local community level; increasing support for people for whom breastfeed–support comes from partners, family, communities; ensuring communities have resources to advocate for coordinated appropriate, accessible breastfeeding support services. Sponsored by the Maternal & Child Health Coalition, Winston Prouty Ctr., VT Dept. of Health. 10 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. event. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:


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. Through Sunday, August 26. $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 offers 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:

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - Ongoing Educational Programming: Deepen understanding and make connections with a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. Talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connect them to our lives and Brattleboro community. Archive recordings of past shows: 12 noon (every Sunday). Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.



August 2018