CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, February
BRATTLEBORO The Pillowman: Vermont Theatre Company presents Martin McDonagh's dark comedy which tells the tale of a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories. Directed by Justin Fetterman. This performance deals with themes of abuse and is not suitable for younger audiences. 7:30 Fri. and Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $15, $13 seniors/students. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-258-1344, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Country Wedding & Prom Expo: Are you looking for a venue, florist, caterer, or band, dresses for your Vermont wedding? Do you want to find a unique prom outfit? Or are you wishing for a special something to tie your vision together? Find it at this fun event. Participating vendors include: 1868 Crosby House Bed and Breakfast, Amy's French Macarons, Arbonne, Brattleboro Country Club, Colby Thompson Films/Roadtripping Photo Bus, Color Street, Dover Forge, Edward Jones, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Lake Bomoseen Lodge & Taproom, Latchis Hotel, Maple Leaf Photography, Marielle Floral Art, Mary Kay, Old Bridge Farm, SeneGence, Stone Garden Weddings, The Tuxedo Gallery at Vermont Artisan Designs, Whetstone Duo, Windsor Mansion Inn, and more. 12 noon - 4 p.m. Free. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Vicki Friedman: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY [FRAMED] Film Series - "Dateline-Saigon": Part of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Vermont Tour, this story of five young journalists whose courageous reporting during the early years of the Vietnam War in the face of fierce opposition - and worse - from our government is uncannily relevant to challenges journalists face today. It profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists - The New York Times's David Halberstam, The Associated Press's Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International's Neil Sheehan. Narrated by Sam Waterston. There will be a hosted post screening discussion. 7 p.m. (Attend the film and get a 20% discount on your entree at The Gleanery with a reservation: 802-387-3052). $12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Juno Orchestra - Senza Zefiri Juno Strings: Battalia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704); String Quartet No. 5, arranged for string orchestra, Philip Glass (b. 1937); Serenade for Strings, Op. 22, Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904). 3 p.m. $40 preferred, $20 general, $10 rear seating. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: www.junoorchestra.org.
BELLOWS FALLS Singing - Learn to Sing Even If You Think You Can't Carry a Tune: Nancy Salwen offers this singing workshop/retreat for adults and teens with a special focus on beginners. This workshop is an opportunity for anyone who wishes they could sing to take the first steps as well as for people with some singing experience who would like to feel more comfortable/expressive with their voice. Participants will explore their voices in supportive/fun ways, using games, improvisations, accessible songs from around the world, taking away useful techniques to help them practice at home if they wish. Nancy is a certified Music Together teacher and a graduate of Music for People's Musicianship and Leadership program. She's the author of "Fear of Singing: Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can't Carry a Tune!" . 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $130 (add $15 for optional catered lunch). Immanuel Retreat Center, 14 Church St. Information: 603-721-1492, www.fearofsinging.com/bellows-falls-feb.
PUTNEY Pizza Box Shadow Show: Sometimes pizza boxes can't go in the recycling, so what do you do? Turn it into a puppet show, of course! In this workshop, Sarah Nolen guides you through the simple steps to turn an empty pizza box into a shadow puppet stage, and how to tell stories with shadow puppets. With this workshop, you can make a show and take it to go!. 10 a.m. Putney General Store, 4 Kimball Hill.
VERNON Sweet Treat Open House: A Vernon Community Center Discussion: Join the Friends of Vernon Center for an Open House. Now that Northstar has begun decommissioning work at the Vermont Yankee plant, the Governor Hunt House may become available to the Friends of Vernon Center (a non-profit organization working to encourage development of a village center) for use as a Community Center for Vernon. What activities would you like to see there if the Governor Hunt House became the Vernon Community Center? Possibilities include meetings, community events, private events, music, theater, art displays, craft fairs, food festivals, and more! We want to hear your ideas. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Refreshments, baked goods, beverages will be served. Free. Governor Hunt House, Governor Hunt Rd. Art Miller: 802-490-0751, www.vernoncenter.org.