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BRATTLEBORO Sing with Anna Patton's Soubrette Jazz Choir: The Choir (a Vermont Jazz Center ensemble) sings intricate vocal harmony arrangements of swing, jazz, and blues, as well as songs by contemporary songwriters. "Soubrette" is a term from musical theater for the non-leading lady who is usually more worldly, more instrumental in the plot intrigue, and funnier than the lead. We sing mostly these kinds of songs. Each semester we work up a short set, culminating in two or three performances with instrumental accompanists. Choir members work on blend and precision in close harmonies, syncopated rhythms, and understanding chord progressions. We work mostly from written music and occasionally by ear. Recorded practice demos are available. While the choir is not auditioned, it is recommended for singers who like a challenge, read music, and have good ears. Rehearsals on Tues. (Choir is open to anyone identifying as a woman or non-binary and whose vocal range comfortably includes the G in the middle of the treble staff.). Through Tuesday, May 7. $250 for 10 sessions. Sixty-Two Spruce Street, 62 Spruce St. Information: Anna: (questions), Ginger: (financial assistance/register).


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Table Tennis Club: Open for ping pong players of all skill levels and ages. We tend to use the first hour of the evening for warm ups and practice and the second hour for competitive games between players of equal skill levels. We try to send groups of players to local tournaments each year and hold an intra-club tournament at the end of the year. Tuesdays: 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (also Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.), 3rd fl. $2 ($3 non-Brattleboro residents). $20 for 10-session punch card ($45 non-Brattleboro residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Investing : Josh Roberts discusses the 2019 Financial Outlook. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Nature Days at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center: On this day of no school, drop the kids off to play and learn in the fields and forests at BEEC. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45 to $55. Scholarships available. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785,

BRATTLEBORO LEGO-Palooza: 10 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room (WSESU Teacher-in-Service Day - No School). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service: The BUHS Music Dept. is once again offering the Merry Mulch Christmas tree collection service to Brattleboro residents. Members of the band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch used by gardeners. Since the town does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, this service saves residents the hassle of transporting them. Proceeds benefit future music department travel. This program, in its 28th year, is endorsed by the Vermont Dept. of Agriculture and the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Assn. Call at least two days prior to 1/29. $10 donation. Brattleboro Union High School. Information: 802-275-4403.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga & Chocolate Supports Local Planned Parenthood: Yoga students at today's class will receive an artisan chocolate nugget from Tavenier Chocolate and a chance to win a variety of gifts from Good Body Products. Hosted by Brattleboro's Reproductive Health Advocates. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation for the new Brattleboro Planned Parenthood clinic opening mid-Jan. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2019