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Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival: A cornerstone of the traditional music calendar in New England, the Northern Roots Festival, directed by Keith Murphy, continues to offer a unique showcase of northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, English, French Canadian. It musters the considerable local talent in the Brattleboro area as well as a roster of regional guests. 1/26: Workshops for all instruments, concerts, sessions, and dance band. Plus a Family Dance. Concert: Performances by Eloise and Co: Becky Tracy & Rachel Bell; Flynn Cohen & David Surette, Jenna Moynihan & Owen Marshall, Dominique Dodge. Traddleboro - Local musicians Amanda Witman, Paul Eric Smith, Kate Richardson, Kirk Dale. 1/27: Pub singing at McNeill's Brewery. 1/26: 12 to 5:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. concert) at BMC, 1/27: noon - 5:30 p.m. French Canadian, Irish tune jamming at McNeill's (90 Elliot St.). Through Sunday, January 27. $5 to $40. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Once Upon a Forest": This is an ecologically-conscious adventure about a badger who inhales toxic fumes and is saved thanks to her forest pals - a mouse, a hedgehog, and a mole. Common Sense Media recommends it for ages 6 and up. 11:30 a.m. By donation. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (usually the 3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.


BRATTLEBORO Bolshoi Ballet Screening: "La Sylphide": 4 p.m. $20 ($10 students). Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109 x 3,

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:,


W. BRATTLEBORO "BlackKKKlansman": Part of film series "Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege," this 2018 film portrays the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer in the 1970s who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Directed by Spike Lee, it stars John David Washington and Adam Driver. Light lunch of chili and corn bread provided. 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12 noon film. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Child care available: 413-824-8960,



January 2019