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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Positivity Magic: The Magic of Influence" with Jonas Cain: How to impact behavior to achieve positive results. Jonas will share three invaluable principles and practices gained from his three-decade career as a magician for increasing your influence. Whether you're a performer, teacher, manager, parent, friend—or anyone else - you'll find something of value to apply to your own life circumstances. Come for the magic, stay for the message. 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Brattleboro Community TV sometimes records BBL events and within a few weeks posts them at "BCTV video library Brown Bag Lunch Series"). Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind" - 30 Plays in 60 Minutes: 30 plays in 60 minutes? You bet! Written by the Neo-Futurists and directed by NEYT fan favorite Jane Baker, TMLMTBGB became the longest running show in Chicago and the only open-run Off-Off-Broadway show in NY. Starting in 1988, it ran 50 weekends of the year until 2016. The Neo-Futurist aesthetic demands that everything that transpires in their theater be non-illusory, which is to say that they pretend nothing; actors only play themselves. This large and vibrant cast of teens, ages 13-19, is an ensemble experiment, calling on the audience to participate in this interactive performance. each play is wildly different, touching on all tones and genres; they may be political, satirical, personal, tragic, comic, poetic, abstract, surreal or musical. 10/11: 7 p.m., 10/12: 2 and 7 p.m. Accessible theater with accommodations for wheelchairs and Assistive Listening Devices. This show was made possible through support from Experienced Goods. $15, $13 seniors, $11 children. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Small Works": The works include many pastels and other mediums. The four VT artists are Carol Stephens, Maggie Smith, Pat McPike and Deedee Jones, who met while studying at the River Gallery School. They enjoy taking workshops and painting together, and are active members of the Vermont Pastel Society. . Through Thursday, October 31. River Gallery School: Gallery 34, 34 Main St. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Blanche Moyse Chorale and Memorial Orchestra: J.S. Bach's cantatas #100, #105, #131, #140. 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (Also see 10/13). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at door, $10 students (college included).

BRATTLEBORO Gaslight Tinkers: Kick-off the holiday weekend at Retreat Farm with the Gaslight Tinkers featuring Jatoba Duo. Street Savory, Dosa Kitchen, and Jamaican Jewelz Catering/ food stand will be serving local food truck fare and the Thirsty Goat will have craft brews, cider, and wine. 4 p.m. doors open, 5 p.m. Music. Outdoor event - rain or shine. $10 ($12 at door), $5 members. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Tickets/info:

Farmers' markets

WEST TOWNSHEND Farmers Market, Pizza, Music: Great vendors, pizza baked in the outdoor oven. Buy your plant starts, fresh greens, local produce, meats, bread, ferments, maple syrup and other groceries. Crafts and local treats. Sponsored by The West River Community Project, a nonprofit Center dedicated to promoting agricultural, economic, and social activities of the West River Valley. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Market; 5 - 7:30 p.m. Pizza and Music. Credit, debit, EBT payments accepted. Thrift shop open till 7 p.m. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Windham World Affairs Council - "An Economy Under Siege: Building Socialism and Cuba Today": Talk by Dr. Jourdy James Heredia, Assistant Director & Lead Researcher at the Global Economy Research Center in Havana. Dr. Heredia will speak about the current economic situation in Cuba; historical and contemporary impacts of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States on Cuba; advances Cuba has made in food security; and ongoing challenges in the construction of Cuban socialism given perennially hostile external circumstances. 7 p.m. in the Parlor: Coffee, tea, conversation; 7:30 p.m. Presentation. Free. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212,


WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Mike Mayer. The Manitou Project seeks to foster community with Nature, on its 235-acre land preserve. 4 - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-254-2675,


BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What you can do in addition to attending the vigils: If you are a TD depositor, change banks. Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bio-region in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. Signs provided. TD Bank, 215 Main St.



October 2019