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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Gallery at the Garden: "Photographic Images and Charcoal Drawings in Back and White" - Leigh Brady and John Nopper: . Through Thursday, November 28. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

MARLBORO Kay Fu: "Ordinary Mouths Made to Sing": Featuring recent mixed-media drawings on mylar informed by Chinese folklore told to Fay Ku as a child growing up in the US Midwest. The exhibit of this Taiwan-born, NYC-based artist draws its title from the poem "Notes on Longing," by Tina Chang. These figurative works begin intuitively but include fine-labor intensive details and unlikely material processes such as gilding and flocking. Recalling East Asian paintings where figures are isolated against untouched paper or silk, Ku's drawings of figures in imagined environments speak to how ancient folklore can shape the way we see ourselves in the present. Ku is the winner of the Marlboro College galleries' spring 2019 open call, juried by Marlboro College students, resulting in this unusual exhibit. . Through Friday, November 15. Free. Marlboro College/Drury Gallery, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Windham Regional Woodlands Association - Treating Your Woodlot as a Business: Led by George Weir, a private consulting forester with more than 40 years of experience in our area, and Sam Schneski, our Windham County forester, there will be discussion about Use Value Appraisal, growing timber for profit, state and federal programs for woodland improvement, and tax strategies after harvesting. Whether you have 10 acres or a thousand, this informative forum will provide a number of ways to treat your woodlands more efficiently and profitably. 6:30 p.m. Free. Holton Hall, 130 Austine Dr. Information:

NEWFANE Newfane Garden Club: A representative from George J. Brooks, the new florist in the Brooks House building in Brattleboro, will demonstrate the making of a holiday centerpiece, which will then be auctioned off at the meeting for a nominal fee - proceeds going to the Garden Club Scholarship Fund. 2 p.m. Guests are always welcome at these meetings. Newfane Congregational Church, Newfane Commons. Ann Allbee: 802-365-7213.


BRATTLEBORO The Gibson Show: Gibson and his Friends mostly play songs Gibson has written. John (natural drums, percussion), Cameron (guitar, bass), and Mike (piano, guitar). 7:30 p.m. This group's website is: $6, ($10 includes newest album). Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Anna Patton Teaches "Ear Training for Everyone": There are virtuosic listeners just as there are virtuosic performers - you can learn to be one! Are there songs you love and wish you could articulate what is so great about them? Do you harmonize with your voice/instrument and wonder why some harmonies sound great or weird or wrong? Write music and feel as though you always follow the same patterns and wish you had more options? This course draws on Patton's fascination with learning and creating music by ear and is designed for singers, instrumentalists, curious listeners; people with/without formal music training. Learn to identify the harmonic gist of songs by listening, finding bass lines, making educated guesses about chord progressions. Exercises to sharpen musical ears through harmonizing and e-harmonizing well-known songs. We'll have group compositions, experiment with harmonic options and steal ideas we like from the songs we've studied. While vocalizing will be central, these skills are not just for people who consider themselves singers - they're also at the core of improvisation, composition, and general music appreciation. 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, November 21. $20 per class. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Open Gym & Game Room for All Ages: Free supervised program and a great way to spend time after school! Play with your children or leave them in the care of the Rec. & Parks Staff. Open Gym is for recreation basketball (sneakers must be worn on gym floor). The Game Room is open for bumper pool, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey. Other activities during Open Gym: homework, snack area, arts & crafts, board games, chess, Legos. Mon: Grades K-6, 3-5 p.m.; Tues: 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12; Wed: Grades K-6, 3-4:45 p.m.; Thur: 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12; Fri: 3-5 p.m., Grades K-6; Sat: Grades 7-12 and Adults, 1-3 p.m. Gym closed Sundays/some holidays. Handicap accessible. Through Saturday, April 25. Free. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808,

PUTNEY Story Time: Former school librarian Susan Hessey reads and tells stories, does pass-arounds, and leads crafts in her fun and engaging thematic story times. Great for ages 2 and up, though children of all ages are welcome. 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Hospice - Parent Loss Support Group: This is a new Bereavement Support Group for adults who have lost a parent either recently or in the past. Offering a safe, mutually supportive environment for sharing experiences through discussion, readings, simple activities, and suggestions for moving through grief. Lars Hunter, the Bereavement Program Coord. at BAH, facilitates the group. 5 - 6:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Ongoing with rolling enrollment. Limited to 12. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Individuals must meet with Lars prior to joining the group: 802-257-0775 x 104,

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Regular practice improves balance, promotes correct posture and good health. Classes are paced for seniors combining qigong energy exercises with basic movements. 10 - 11 a.m. ongoing; 11 - 12 p.m. beginners. Through Thursday, December 5. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,


BRATTLEBORO Intro to Cat Body Language and Behavior - Windham County Humane Society: Jessalyn, a Feline Specialist, will cover the basics of cat body language along with some commonly misunderstood cat behaviors. While questions are encouraged, this class is not designed to identify or correct individual cat behavior issues. 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Women Veterans Coffee and Tea Social: All female veterans are invited. 9 - 10 a.m. every Thursday. American Legion Hall (Post 5), 32 Linden St. Information: 802-257-1872.

GUILFORD Seniors Hang Out Cafe: This new offering invites seniors to spend casual time socializing with old friends and making new ones. Play games, sip coffee, and munch on snacks. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. 1 - 3 p.m. every Thursday. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time. Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

Community meals

W. TOWNSHEND Noontime Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the meal is prepared by Chef Stephanie of the Townshend Dam Diner. Take-outs available. All are welcome. 12 noon. Suggested donations: $4 ($3.50 for ages 60 and up). Townshend Dam Diner, 5929 Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4953.



November 2019