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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY Michaela Harlow - "A Mind of Winter" - Paintings, Drawings, and Mixed-Media Collage: Harlow has exhibited her paintings and drawings in galleries and juried shows throughout the U.S. for 25 years. "Have you snowshoed through an abandoned orchard in a late December snowstorm? Winter is my secret love. I'm fond of frozen pools filled with wind-strewn leaves and sediment. I like the crud patterns on dirty, winter cars and frozen cobwebs lacing barn windows. Yes, it's cold, but how easy it is to forget when you're focused on green ice dotted by frost flowers and glossy black seedpods." . 11/17, 2-4 p.m: Artist Reception in the Gallery. Refreshments. Through Tuesday, February 11. Free. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Childsplay Farewell Concert (after 33 Years of Touring): Childsplay's over two dozen musicians come from all over the US and Sweden and include some of the leading virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music. For over 30 years, Childsplay has performed in the US and Europe, showcasing different styles of fiddle music. When playing together, Childsplay creates sounds that are vibrant, powerful, eclectic, playful, innovative and driving, taking fiddle music beyond mesmerizing repetition into the realm of harmonies and counter rhythms - traditional fiddle sounds in the contemporary world. The Brattleboro concert will feature vocalist Karan Casey, who has long been one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned 25 years from the early days as a jazz performer in George's Bistro in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now established solo career - she has sold over half a million albums. 7:30 - 9 p.m. $18 to $40. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; 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. (3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.

NEWFANE Mudras, Mantras, and Meditation: Explore mantras (repetitive sanskrit phrases), mudras (hand gestures), and meditation (quiet contemplation) to address major obstacles and to inspire lasting change in our lives. This helps cultivate deep relaxation by calming the mind. With Tracy Donahue. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $20 per session. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Sign up:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO L'Arche in Vermont? - Karaoke and Conversation: This is the third meeting about creating a Vermont L'Arche community where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers. We'll have karaoke, snacks, and conversation about opportunities and challenges for creating a L'Arche community here to join with the other 147 communities in 35 countries. All are welcome. 3 - 5 p.m. Free. The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St. Information: Rev. Duncan Hilton: 254-6048,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Doris Schload. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,


PUTNEY Climate Reality (Putney Huddle): Doug Grandt presents "24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action" in a World Cafe-style format: Groups of 3-4 people discuss a few questions in a musical chairs type rearranging of groups so different groupings of people address each subsequent question. Questions begin broadly and progressively get more specific and local, maximizing individual closure on the topic. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. We're here to make urgent action a necessity - in politics, business, every aspect of our lives, everywhere. Urgent action: to cut greenhouse gas emissions and speed the global shift to renewables, halt the Trump Administration's radical fossil fuel agenda, make world leaders strengthen/honor Paris Agreement commitments. Led by former US Vice Pres. Al Gore and CEO and President Ken Berlin, we do it by empowering everyday people to become activists, equipped with the tools, training, and a network to fight for solutions and drive change planet-wide. The result is over 20,000 Climate Reality Leaders mobilizing communities in over 150 countries. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.



November 2019