CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, February
KEENE "A Dream Play": Directed by Keene State College Assistant Professor of Theatre Jeannie-Marie Brown, it was written by August Strindberg in 1901 and first performed in 1907. With humor and tenderness, Caryl Churchill delivers a beautifully crafted modern revision to challenge audiences in much the same way Strindberg had initially intended. Agnes, daughter of the Gods, travels to earth to cultivate a deeper understanding of the human condition. With childlike innocence and curiosity, Agnes clamors to experience all aspects of a wildly imaginative world which may or may not be a copy. These ever-morphing characters create a relationship with space and time that mirrors and refracts a contemporary and historical depiction of the human condition. The production emphasizes circular occurrences, confusion, violence, erratic and sometimes painful experiences as Agnes becomes weighted by constant challenges of human life. She preseveres with hope. In the end, she recognizes wickedness but chooses to alight from the darkness to reclaim happiness. Seventeen cast members play 53 characters. 2/27-3/1: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 3/2: 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Graphic images of acts of violence might be disturbing to some audience members.). Through Saturday, March 2. $10, $8 seniors/youth, $6 Keene State students. Keene State College, Theatre and Dance, Redfern Arts Center, 229 Main St. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Photo Exhibit - "Quest for Eagles - Wildlife Photography from Brattleboro and Beyond": Enjoy the show and this reception for wildlife photographer Darla Carleton. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
NEWFANE Modern Wood Heating: Emma Hanson from VT Forestry will discuss: What stoves are best? How does wood burn? What are some good strategies for wood heat? What are pellet stoves? These questions and more will be answered. There are several rebates currently available in VT for new and efficient wood and pellet stoves. Sponsored by Windham & Windsor Housing Trust and Efficiency Vermont. 6 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO New England Dance Tunes - Jigs, Reels & Waltzes: Andy Davis, Laurie Indenbaum, and Jim Fownes share the lively music found at a New England contra dance. Laurie on fiddle, Andy on accordion, and Jim on piano have decades of experience in town halls, granges, schools, and camps playing for country dances. They'll share some of the stories behind the music, anecdotes, and strange events in the travels of a rural dance musician. Who knows - maybe a dance will break out. 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.
W. BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Rehearsal: All women and girls age 10 and over are welcome to attend the first rehearsal without obligation. Directed by Betty Graber. 2/27: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 2/28: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Through Thursday, February 28. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-8994, www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org.
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 Thursday: 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. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required: Cicely Carroll: (802) 257-0775 x 108.
GRAFTON "Scams, Fraud and Con Artists - Coming to a Computer Near You": This program by AARP Fraud Watch Network Vermont Coordinator, Elliott Greenblott, in cooperation with People's United Bank, will focus on current scams and tactics being used to defraud the public and provide helpful tips on staying out of the grip of con artists. Be proactive and learn about concrete steps to protect yourself and your family. While seniors are often the target of fraud, few people may realize that children are more frequently targeted for identity theft and it may be years before it is discovered. Adults of all ages will benefit from the resources and information shared in this program. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Cmn. Information: 802-843-2404; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Before Tap Shoes - with Francesca: Before Tap Shoes offers a rhythmic base to understand the fundamentals of tap dance without the investment in special shoes. You'll be guided through structured and unstructured exercises while accompanied by music that inspires your own personal groove. Growing up dancing, Francesca began teaching at age 14 and never stopped. She specializes in tap, modern, and creative dance with an emphasis on getting to know your body in a fun and judgement-free atmosphere. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.