CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, February
BRATTLEBORO "BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?": This locally-produced Energy and Climate documentary exposes the destruction of forests for fuel and pulls back the green screen revealing the biomass electricity industry's sourcing, subsidies, and pseudo-sustainability. It tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for electric power generation, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. A dedicated group of forest activists, ecologists, carbon scientists, and concerned citizens fight to establish the enormous value of our forests, protect their communities, debunk this false solution to climate change, and alter energy policy both in the US and abroad. The screenings are part of the BURNED Barnstorming Tour, a nationwide grassroots media campaign to expose the biomass electric power industry's destructive forest, energy, and climate practices. Following the screenings, there will be a Q&A with filmmakers Lisa Merton, Alan Dater, and Chris Hardee. 7 p.m. $5. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: www.burnedthemovie.com.
SAXTONS RIVER "Oh, Rapture, Oh, Bliss!": This program features Jenna Rae, soprano, and Hugh Keelan on piano with works by Brahms, Mozart and Wagner. In his poems set to music, Johannes Brahms touches on love's glow, lovely cheeks, love letters and the shell of oblivion, with a nightingale thrown in for good measure. The Wesendonck Lieder was composed by Richard Wagner based on five poems written by Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of his patron. In them, she celebrated both dreams and sorrows, and two were later incorporated by Wagner into his opera Tristan und Isolde. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sonata 12 in F major (K.332) is rumored to also have a romantic connection since it is thought he wrote it during a 1783 visit to Salzburg to introduce his wife Constanze and new baby to his father. 3 p.m. $17 includes post-concert reception. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY "The Sweet Remains": Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present this folk/rock quartet featuring singer/songwriters Rich Price, Greg Naughton, and Brian Chartrand. With regular tours throughout North America and Europe, three studio albums, one Live DVD, and music that has been featured in commercials, feature films, television, and covered by numerous artists, they've added a feature film - "The Independents," a musical comedy-drama to their list of the band's accomplishments in 2018. 7:30 p.m. $22 (25 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY Project HOPE Workshops: Amber Paris offers this open materials, page-making workshop. She initiated the "Community Book of Hope" project at the Library as a collaborative, community effort. The joining together of creativity and community is a powerful light in the dark. Sharing gifts of image and word to foster community unity is one of the greatest HOPES we have. Artists and writers of all ages are invited to create work created around the prompt "hope is…" which will be collectively hand-bound into a book and remain at the Library. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: www.amberparis.net.
BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - 107.7 FM: Listen to a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. They talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connect them to our lives and Brattleboro community. 12 p.m. every Sunday. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: www.facebook.com/indigoradiowvew.
BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Kaeza Fearn. 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.