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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, November 


Performing arts

PUTNEY Fables Storytelling: The theme this month is "Holidays Bazaar – Holiday Story Slam." Hosted by Peter "Fish" Case. Cafe has cabaret style seating, a beer and wine cash bar, homemade pizza, popcorn and snacks. 7:30 p.m. (2nd Wed. of every month). By donation. Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-380-1077.


BRATTLEBORO Sparky and Rhonda Rucker in Concert: Internationally recognized as leading musicians, authors, and storytellers, Sparky and Rhonda accompany themselves with finger-style picking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, piano, spoons, and bones. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, Appalachian music, slave songs, Civil War music, spirituals, work songs, ballads, civil rights music, and their own original compositions. You'll hear soulful blues licks, heart-rending gospel, knee-slapping good rhythms, and bottleneck guitar slide. Performing for over 50 years, they've taken the stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, as well as NPR's All Things Considered, Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, and Morning Edition. Their recording, "Treasures & Tears," was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award, and their music is also included on the Grammy-nominated anthology, "Singing Through the Hard Times.". 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

TOWNSHEND West River Valley Chorus: Reading music isn't required, but a good ear and mind is. Ken Olsson is the director of the West River Valley Chorus. Join us. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (Christmas performances: 12/13, 7 p.m. in Wardsboro and 12/15, 3 p.m. in Townshend). Free. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: Jamie Newer:


BRATTLEBORO Played Out! Brattleboro LGBT+ Game Night: Calling all LGBT+ folk and allies. Join us for card games, board games, and dice games. Bring your favorites as well as a friends. Open to all ages; 16 and under, bring a responsible adult. Fragrance-free. 7 - 9 p.m. on the ground floor (2nd Wed. of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Impeachment and the Rule of Law: Tim Kipp discusses what happens when the president violates the oath of office? Through the lens of history and contemporary politics, we will examine the roles of the Constitution, the Dept. of Justice's Office of Legal Council, the 25th Amendment, and impeachment in addressing president misconduct. The conclusion will ask, "How well is the US living up to the principle of the Rule of Law?". 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 Brattleboro Food Co-op Producer of the Month - Misty Knoll Chicken: Taste a whole roasted chicken. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


TOWNSHEND Chair Yoga: Beginners to yoga are welcome, as is anyone with limited flexibility or an inability to practice on the floor. 1 - 2 p.m. every Wednesday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649,

Community building

GUILFORD Guilford Girls on the Run Learn to Knit Fundraiser: Rachel Stecker (The Green Mountain Spinnery), who makes her own wool and patterns, has donated 15 skeins of yarn. Bring size 10 knitting needles. You will knit a garter stitch cowl (infinity scarf) - pattern available on site. Bring your own knitting and get some expert help or just enjoy each others knitting company. Light snacks. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the library. Continues 12/4, 12/11 (drop in any night.). By donation. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd. Information: Jess: 802-254-1689 (text).



November 2019