CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, February
GREENFIELD Dramatic Reading and Discussion: "25 Questions for Jewish Mothers": Judy Gold, a gay Jewish comedian, tries to grasp how she fits in with other Jewish mothers. She explores the many faces of secular and religious Jewish identity, particularly of mothers and stereotypes that are the subject of jokes. Conversation with the audience about the universal and the diverse particulars of Jewish motherhood. Potluck dessert. Hosted by Brattleboro Area Jewish Community. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. reading, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. conversation and potluck dessert. Free. Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St. Reservations appreciated: 802-464-2632, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Ski Memoir at Harris Hill with The Brattleboro Words Project: Stop by the Brattleboro Words Project's table at this year's Harris Hill Ski Jump competition, where Project organizers will debut an evocative memoir piece by jumper Christopher Lamb and other Harris Hill segments for the Brattleboro Words Trail. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Harris Hill Ski Jump, Cedar Street. Information: www.brattleborowords.org.
BRATTLEBORO Vermont's Liberty Union Party: Learn about VT's Liberty Union Party, it's platform, it's history, its role as a vehicle for political change. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Jess Diamondstone: 802-254-9403.
BRATTLEBORO Asian Cultural Center of VT - Celebrate the Lunar New Year of China, Korea, and Vietnam: Celebrate the Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival with stilt walkers, sweet rice balls, and the Korean card game Hwatu (Go Stop). It's a potluck. Li Fei Osborne returns to share a dance of the Yi people (one of the Chinese ethnic minorities) and then teach a Yi dance for everyone to try. Dance with the Dragon, do Qigong, join in a Korean tug-of-war, make a paper lantern, sing an Asian New Year song. Help usher in The Year of the Brown Earth Pig, a year full of joy, friendship and love; an auspicious year because the Pig attracts success in all the spheres of life. The highlight is the annual dance with the 30-foot Vietnamese dragon which parades from the Museum towards Main Street bringing luck for the coming year. According to Chinese folklore, this enormous marionette, requiring at least nine people to hold, is forever chasing the "heavenly pearl" in its pursuit of wisdom. This extraordinary dragon was brought back from the village of an accomplished Vietnamese craftsman. During the rest of the year, the dragon "lives" in Marlboro College dining hall. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Dragon arrives at 2:15 p.m.). Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-7898, accvt.org, (day of event: 802-579-9088).
KEENE Pianist/Vocalist Eve Kodiak and Native American-style Flute Player John Willard: Concert of guided meditation, improvisation, story, chant and silence. In all sacred traditions, sound and music have been a tool for realignment; a gateway to healing and transformation. Willard was drawn into this world at age 15 when he traveled by canoe along ancient trade routes in northern Quebec with the Cree people. He first learned to play the Native American-style flute in the wilderness and has studied and performed with Grammy winning traditional artists. Kodiak brings decades of work as a professional musician, teacher, composer and recording artist. Albums include The Return of Desire: Improvisations, with Grammy winner David Darling. 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Washington St. Information: 603-352-1719; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.