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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February 

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Performing arts

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. (Repeats 2/8-2/10). $15, $13 seniors/students. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-258-1344, vtcreservations@gmail.com.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Poetry Discussion Group: No experience necessary; copies of poems provided. 12 noon - 2 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: info@timetowrite.us.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Winter Group 2019: This exhibit includes Josh Bernbaum's large, blown-glass vessels inspired by cacti of the Southwest, and Campbell's kinetic sculptures which let us orbit the night sky on a tabletop. Lyell Castonguay creates a signature world of imagined avian beings, whereas Liz Chalfin adroitly constructs her spaces by selectively eliminating or manipulating objects and surfaces. Jon Gregg's stylized and heavily impastoed figures float and march to an unknown pulse while Emily Mason surprises us with her lyrical sensitivity and characteristic, innovative use of a brilliant palette. Petria Mitchell leads us into a landscape defined by atmosphere, where night and day share a delicate balance. . Through Sunday, February 24. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Don't Call Me Princess": As a leading member of today's fiber arts movement, Orly Cogan uses embroidery, painting, and drawing to create work that explores feminism, domesticity, and the constantly changing role of women in society. Her materials - vintage printed fabrics and found embroidery - speak to a history of women's work in the domestic sphere. Her hand-embroidered alterations and additions bring to the pieces a contemporary and fantastical slant, as she uses the fabric as space to create new worlds and provocative visions that probe the boundaries of traditional female stereotypes. Closed on Tuesdays. Through Saturday, March 2. $8 ($6 seniors, $4 students), free admission BMAC members and ages 18 and under. Free for all on Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Free Class for Adults: Food Choices - Get to Know Your Greens: If you only make one change to your diet, eat more greens. These nutrition powerhouses are dense with important micronutrients that benefit our health on every level. In this hands-on class we will learn to prepare sautéed garlicky greens, raw kale salad, kale chips, and green smoothies. Be prepared to feel energized. Instructor: Robin Matathias, Adjunct Prof. of Environmental Studies at Keene State College. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@brattleborofoodcoop.coop.

Celebrations and festivals

PUTNEY Putney Moves Fourth Year Anniversary Party: Offering two free yoga classes, prayer flag workshop, raffle drawing, and ending with a vision of Putney Moves's future from owner and director, Amanda Upton, as well as yoga adviser Heather Kulikowsky. They have grown from four teachers offering six classes a week for 69 students in January 2015, to now offering 21 classes with 11 teachers. The studio has supported more than 1,700 people over the past four years. 9 a.m. - 10:15 p.m. Strength and Flexibility class, 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Stress Relief class; 12 noon: Create prayer flags and enjoy snacks/refreshments; 1 p.m: Amanda and Heather share their vision for the studio; 1:30 p.m. raffle drawing w/prizes including Putney Moves Membership, yoga clothing, yoga gear, more. Free. Putney Moves, 133 Main St. Pre-register for morning classes: www.putneymoves.com/schedule.

Music

BRATTLEBORO 16th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Each group features a "hometown singer" who grew up in the Brattleboro area. The lineup for annual benefit concert includes the CharlieChords of Berklee College of Music, Dartmouth Decibelles, Tufts Beelzebubs, UMaine Renaissance, UVM Top Cats, and UVM Zest. With support from Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors, Brattleboro Community TV, Mary Meyer Toys, and The Richards Group. 7:30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.). $15 to $50. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. All seating is reserved: https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/calendar/2019-02-02.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Delicious lunch menu and live music. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Delicious lunch menu and live music with Michael Durante. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. music in the cafe). Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Where's Winter?": Bear wakes up early from hibernation. Why does it feel like Spring? Join VT mom, teacher, author, illustrator Erin Rounds for a reading and discussion about climate change along with book signing. 1 p.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

W. BRATTLEBORO Workshop - Loss and Found!: How do you regard the challenges of the past year and how will you integrate them into an intentional new year? Enter into a deeper perspective. Make art, meditate, have fun, and create real vision for 2019. We provide the tools with which you can look more fully at where you have been and what you are hoping to bring to fruition for both yourself and the world. Art making, storytelling, music, movement, poetry and more. Bring an open heart and a bag lunch. Morning coffee, tea, and snacks are provided. With M. Beverly Miller, Expressive Arts Therapist, Performance Artist. and Kali Bird Isis, Expressive Arts Therapist, Interfaith Chaplain. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $30 includes all materials. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377, bevermont@gmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Time Trade Annual Meeting: Taking a new direction, opportunities to share ideas, member-driven growth, learn how we work. Two free raffles for all who attend (one year's paid dues). 1:30 p.m: Socialize before the meeting, lunch and snacks provided; 2 p.m. Meeting; 3:30 p.m: Talk about "repair cafes". Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Love Local: Visit this inviting open marketplace where folks can sample the sweet and savory specialty foods of local farmers and food producers and view the work of local artists and artisans. If you find an item that warms your heart - or your palate - vendors will also have their products for sale. Artisans will be showcasing handmade wares/specialty food, each of which represents the spirit of the regional community. Love Local also gives neighbors the opportunity to discover the wealth of creativity and craftsmanship in their own backyards. Some of the local exhibitors: Amber Bessette Art, Bug Hill Farm, Ceres Natural Remedies, Earth'n Sky Ceramics, Flying Monkey Totes, Gray Raven Farm, Gusto della vita olive oil, Hannah Ellingwood, LKreations (GourdArt), Maple Leaf Designs, Maplebrook Farm, Megan Baehr - Cartoonist, Melody MacGinnis Reed Jewelry Designs, Nettle Meadow, N.O.T. Enterprises - I'm N.O.T Gonna Get Ticked, Our Corner Booth, Putney Mountain Winery, Rodan+Fields transform your life with Terry Sweets, Tanuk Inc., The Hip Bee, Vermont Rocks, and more. 2/1: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., 2/2: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Repeats 2/22 and 2/23). Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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