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Performing arts

PUTNEY "Love and Information": In a series of vignettes, over 100 vibrant characters search for meaning in their lives. They discover each other through sex, death, feeling, and thinking. Within their intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations, we see ourselves and the people we love. The ensemble cast includes Bryn Austin, Anneli Curnock, Lionel Chute, Henry Glejzer, Joel Kaemmerlen, Gay Maxwell, Jim Maxwell, Bridget McBride, and Cris Parker-Jennings. Written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Karla Baldwin. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and The Apron Theater Co. 7 p.m. Thur.-Sat. Through Saturday, August 11. $15. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

GREENFIELD "Visions of Love" by Cameron Schmitz: Trained as a representational landscape and portrait painter, Schmitz has lately been putting aside the impulse to plan and overly control her work, preferring to let intuition take over. Visit Tues. and Wed. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thur. and Fri, 12 noon - 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8/24: 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Artist's talk; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. reception. Through Friday, August 31. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St. Information: 413-772-9334.


SO. LONDONDERRY Yankee Male Chorus: This is the last year for this well known men's chorus. Cell phones, I-pads, the Internet, and the workplace have caught up with the Chorus. Men from all over New England, NY, and surrounding states have gathered here for four days each year since 1954. They rehearse just once and then go out and sing four concerts in four nights, usually at churches, schools, or service clubs. All are volunteers and sing just for fun. The men come from other choirs, singing groups, choruses. The fellowship, love of music, camaraderie are special for everyone. Conversations which began last year will pick up this year where they left off despite the days between. This year, some of the more popular favorites of the club will be in the program such as Battle Hymn of the Republic, Ol'Man River, Steal Away, Bless This House and Over The Rainbow. Also included will be a piece that almost become YMC's theme song, "River In Judea." Michael Wright returns as primary conductor, and Judith "Eric" Robinson will also conduct and accompany at the piano. (See 8/10 and 8/11 for other locations). All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and wheelchair accessible. Free-will offering (no tickets). First Baptist Church of So. Londonderry, 139 Middletown Rd. Pete Harrison: 802-722-3080,

BRATTLEBORO Church Girls w/ Belle Machine: All ages. 9 p.m. $5 to $8. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets:

PUTNEY Vermont Jazz Center 43rd Annual Summer Faculty Concert: Vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton, Jason Palmer (trumpet), John Yao, Ben Barnett (trombone), Stacy Dillard, Michael Zsoldos (saxophone), Camille Thurman (flute), Helen Sung, Harvey Diamond, Ray Gallon and Eugene Uman (piano), Marcus McLaurine, Malik McLaurine, George Kaye, David Picchi and Cameron Brown (bass), Franciso Mela, Brian Adler, and Claire Arenius (drums). (Also see 8/10). 8 p.m. in the Michael S. Currier Center. $20, $15 students, free for local music students. Putney School, 418 Houghton Brook Rd. Tickets:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Making Tortillas, A Cross Cultural Dessert: Lizi from the Brattleboro Co-op will teach kids how to make fresh dessert tortillas. We will grind corn, make dough (masa), and shape and cook the tortillas to serve with fresh butter and maple syrup. 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., 2nd fl. Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Sign up:

BRATTLEBORO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont: Our mission is for all children to achieve success in life. During the presentation, we will be discussing the benefits of mentoring and how one hour a week can change the life of a child for the better, forever. We will go through how to sign up to be a mentor and the expectations. We will leave time for questions and answers. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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.

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,



August 2018