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Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Chris Carter - "Collection of Inspiration and Solitude" Oils and Watercolor: . Through Friday, November 29. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

KEENE "Divine Love: The Answer to Universal Health": Talk by Jose de Dios Mata - a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. Mata explores the Biblical basis of knowing God as divine Love, whose law Christ Jesus taught and practiced in his healing ministry. He emphasizes the relevance of Jesus' command to "love your neighbor as yourself," and the individual and worldwide healing impact this can have. Mata and his wife live and work part of the year in Spain and the other Illinois. 3 p.m. Free. Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St. Information: Linda Snorek: 603 363-4934.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Venezuelans Under Siege" - Film and Discussion: U.S. sanctions block the Venezuelan people from obtaining food and medicine. The sanctions resulted in at least 40,000 deaths between mid-2017 and the end of 2018, according to a study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research – and that was prior to the most severe sanctions announced in January 2019. What exactly is happening in Venezuela? What can be done? The film documents the impacts of the sanctions plus the ways that ordinary Venezuelans are organizing to survive the crisis and to build new institutions of participatory socialism. Discussion with the film's co-director, UMass Amherst history professor Kevin Young. 5 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO 5th Annual Ax Wound Film Festival - Women in Horror Month: These riveting, intense shorts directed by women are darkly funny and more likely to utilize experimental storytelling over the traditional narratives. Plus free giveaways, raffles, vendors, workshops, presentations, filmmaker Q&A, and more. Proceeds earned from the raffle go to the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and to the Scleroderma Research Foundation. 11/15: 7:30 p.m. doors open, 11/16: 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. $20 includes both days (students with ID receive 50% off). Cash only. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Sofia Rei & JC Maillard: "A leading light of Latin Jazz" (Village Voice), passionate Argentine singer and composer Sofia Rei ties together musical traditions from across Latin America with a masterful approach deeply versed in jazz. She performs music from maverick composer John Zorn's expansive Masada song cycle in collaboration with Guadeloupe-born Middle Eastern lute virtuoso JC Maillard. 7:30 p.m. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Dom Flemons - "The American Songster": Flemons repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. He plays the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones. In 2005, Flemons co-founded the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk in 2010. He left the group to pursue his solo career in 2014, and in 2016 the Carolina Chocolate Drops were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2018, he released his solo album "Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys" on GRAMMY Award-winning record label Smithsonian Folkways. This recording is part of Folkways 70th Anniversary and the African American Legacy Recordings series in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. His website,, was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in the American Music Creators Web Archive. 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. $15. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Greek Supper Fundraiser to benefit Carry Me Home: Carry Me Home is a local nonprofit providing clothes and other necessities for refugees internationally and locally. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. 5 - 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall (basement). $15 ages 12 and up, $8 ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under, $35 max for a family. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-355-2256,,

BRATTLEBORO Windham County National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Freedom Fund Dinner: This is NAACP's first Windham County fundraiser. All proceeds go to fund the branch and our youth scholarship initiative. Speaker Jonathan Smith presents: "Policing and the Civil Rights Movement." Reception, Dinner, and Formal Reception. 5 p.m. Public Lecture, 6 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Formal Reception. $65 ($520 to reserve table for 8). American Legion Hall (Post 5), 32 Linden St. Tickets:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Lunch menu and live music with Kevin Parry (blues and other favorites on acoustic and resonator guitars). 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. (11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. music in the cafe.) Bring shopping bags or buy ours. Through Saturday, March 28. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141,,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Green Street School - Holiday Market and Bazaar Fundraiser: Local vendors and crafters from the greater Brattleboro area transform the school into an indoor market open to the public - a festive shopping experience with handmade crafts, food vending, bake sale, and a raffle to welcome in school families, browsers, and holiday shoppers alike. This event provides money that the PTO distributes towards educational and enriching opportunities, as well as providing local crafters and sellers a space to showcase their goods for sale. Support shopping local while supporting this school. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Green Street School, 164 Green St. Information: 802-254-3737.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Free Book Arts Workshop: Open to older children and adults, all art materials will be provided. No previous art or book-making experience is required and drop-ins are welcome. Make beautiful and unique handmade books, and most importantly - have fun. Taught by teachers Lynn Zimmerman and Jess Weitz from the River Gallery School. This program is funded by the Thomas Thompson Trust and the Kahn Mason Foundation. 1 - 3 p.m. Through Saturday, December 14. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-257-1577,

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Townshend Third Saturday Community Dinner: If you wish, bring your favorite potluck dish, appetizer or dessert to share with your friends and neighbors. Open to people of all ages from all towns. This is a substance-free event sponsored by Community Hope & Action. 5 - 7 p.m. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4700,



November 2019