CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, February
GUILFORD Auditions for "Alice": Adults and some roles for young actors in this musical play. Prepare/bring dramatic reading, passage from play of your choosing. Dir. Richard Epstein will also have passages from the play available for those who wish to try dialogue. Singing actors prepare a short, unaccompanied song of your choosing. Vocal music director Evelyn McLean will have auditioners sing scales and test ranges. 6:30 p.m. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-1961, facebook.com/GuilfordCenterStage.
PUTNEY "Fables Storytelling": The theme this month is "Things We Do for Love." Hosted by Peter "Fish" Case. The 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, nextstagearts.org/event/fables-storytelling-friendship.
BRATTLEBORO "Engaging the World" - Speaker Series Launch (Windham World Affairs and Marlboro College): Speakers share their wealth of experience and diverse perspectives on how to engage in the world. Today, Michael Gillgan, President of the Henry Luce Foundation (supporting higher education, American art, Asian studies, theology, and women in science and engineering), discusses the role of generosity in international affairs. 7 p.m. coffee/tea and conversation, 7:30 p.m. talk (5-part series on Wednesdays in the Parlor). Free. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.
BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum - Voter Suppression with Tim Kipp: Kipp will address the legacy of Jim Crow and the rise of a new civil rights movement. Come and join in the discussion. Tim Kipp taught US history, political science, and law for 39 years. He has been a political activist since the 1960s. 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.
BRATTLEBORO The Blue Heron Quartet: Playing primarily swing and jazz-based tunes, the performers are familiar to local audiences but have not previously performed in this constellation. Ron Kelley and Walter Slowinski are up front playing saxes and clarinet, with Bill Conley on guitar and Jay Cook on base. The texture is rich, sweet, compelling. 7:30 p.m. No cover. Echo Restaurant and Lounge, 69-73 Main St. Information: 802-254-2073.
BRATTLEBORO Free Expert Tax Preparation (VITA) - United Way of Windham County: Trained and experienced IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible households that earn up to $54,000/year and who live or work in Windham County. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Admin. Bldg. Wednesdays through 4/10/19, and two Thursdays: 2/21 and 3/21. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Schedule appointment: 802-257-4011 (Info: facebook.com/UWWindham).
BRATTLEBORO Men's Grief Support Group: For men who are grieving a death loss of any type. Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn co-facilitate. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (There is also a Monday support group, 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.
BRATTLEBORO Food As Medicine - Treats, Desserts, and Cravings: Diet greatly affects our health and well-being. Learn to organize and implement healthy habits that are simple and manageable. We will explore "food as medicine" and how to feast/eat with enjoyment while respecting your body. Discover how-to methods for understanding and implementing an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle for those experiencing or suffering from: chronic pain, Lyme disease, inflammatory gut conditions (Crohn's, colitis, etc.), arthritic/gout conditions, allergies and food sensitivities, diabetes, MS, Parkinson's, Lupus, other inflammatory conditions, and anyone interested in eating for good health. With Amy Comerchero, owner of Amy's Bakery Arts Cafe in Brattleboro. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. $35. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Anne Latchis: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Pet Adoption Celebration: Find a pet who is searching for a forever home. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Repeats 2/20). Buddys A Pets Store, 76 Cotton Mill Hill. Information: 802-579-1616; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Selectboard Candidates Forum: Presented by BCTV and The Commons. Randolph T. Holhut, news editor of The Commons, moderates. Melanie Winters, news editor of the Brattleboro Reformer, will ask questions, as will Mel Motel, Exec. Dir. of the Brattleboro Community Justice Ctr. Two candidates for a three-year seat, Ben Coplan and incumbent Tim Wessel, will appear, along with four candidates for two one-year seats: Oscar Heller, Elizabeth McLoughlin, Daniel Quipp and Franz Reichsman. Audience questions for the candidates may be submitted in person, or on a 3x5 card during the forum, or as comments on Facebook Live. 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Brattleboro Selectboard Room, 2nd fl. Municipal Building, 230 Main St.
BRATTLEBORO Celebrate Valentine's Day - Date Night Cooking at the Co-op: Appetizers give us the opportunity to experiment with new flavors. We will cook and sample some luxurious and healthy ways to prepare dinner - tapas style. Then we can all sample some of our creations with sparkling cider to celebrate Valentine's Day. Bring a date, a bestie, or your favorite relative to this fun and foodie-fabulous evening. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Snow date 2/15). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Reservations required 24 hours in advance: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.