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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, March 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "A Wrinkle In Time": Audiences young and old are invited to revisit this classic story about one of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, who again joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself. Performed by young actors ages 9 to 12, this adaptation tells this story of adventure and discovery in a fresh, unexpected way, with special lighting effects and projections adding to the magical quality of the narrative. In the end, audiences will know two things for sure: Love can overcome evil, and there is such a thing as a tesseract. Adapted from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle and directed by Katrina Spenceman and Julia Tadlock. 3/15: 7 p.m., 3/16: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Through Saturday, March 16. $11, $10 seniors, $7 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS 3rd Friday Gallery Night - Photography Show: "A Moment in Frame" : Artists: Ea Maples, Karl Jacobson, Jeffrey Spring, Kathy Carr, Marek Jagoda, Don Kalfus, and Linda Carlsen Sperry, members of The Brattleboro Camera Club, and photos from students at Vermont Academy. This show recognizes the use of the camera, as a tool for human expression and self-examination, as integral to our modern culture through this collection of artwork by local artists from VT, NH, MA. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Through Saturday, April 6. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Windham World Affairs Council - "Were the House Still Standing - Maine Survivors and Liberators Remember the Holocaust": Screening of Prof. Robert Katz's innovative video/acoustic installation project in which the Maine Survivors and Liberators Remember the Holocaust exhibit is on permanent display at the Michael Klahr Center in Augusta, Maine. Thousands of students, educators, and community groups have experienced this project. In addition to the film, Katz will present a compelling talk about family remembrance and the Holocaust. 7 p.m. coffee and tea, 7:30 - 9 p.m. screening and talk. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.

PUTNEY Deepening our Understanding: - Implications of Being White in a Racist Society: Film showing: "Deconstructing White Privilege" by Dr. Robin DiAngelo followed by discussion and activities. Light supper provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "Seeing through the Wall": This film follows a group of Americans who traveled to Israel and Palestine in 2016 seeking to understand what life is like for Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories and in East Jerusalem. The journey became an intense encounter not only with the people they met, but also with their own preconceptions - an experience that for many of the travelers was transformative. 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Chapel. $5. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Tickets: www.stonechurcharts.org/films.

Music

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Gowan Brae: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Refreshments at the cafe. Gowan plays traditional Celtic music. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musician. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Auxiliary Karaoke with Dave and Linda: 7 p.m. $5 includes snacks. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.

PUTNEY Blanche Moyse Chorale - "Clara, Robert, and Uncle Brahms": These choral works are from the German Romantic Period and refer to Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The program is built around two meditative works by Brahms: "Nänie" (Funeral Song) and "Schicksalslied" (Song of Destiny), both accompanied by piano. "Nänie" treats the inevitability of death and the healing role of song. "Schicksalslied" mulls over the random effects of fate in our lives. But contrast to these relatively somber topics is provided by three lighter song groups: Brahms' "Four Songs for Women's Choir," accompanied by harp and two horns; Robert Schumann's "Five Hunting Songs for Men’s Choir," accompanied by four horns; and Clara Schumann's "Three Songs for Mixed Choir," sung a cappella. 7:30 p.m. (Also see 3/17). $20 ($25 at door) $10 students. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Government

BRATTLEBORO Will Venezuela Cause a Domino Effect?: Join Aynn Setright, SIT Academic Dean for Latin America, for this conversation about the current political and social crises in Venezuela - with the disputed presidency of Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó - within the framework of larger social and political changes in Latin America. We will also discuss U.S. intervention in the region as well as the role of other global powers including China and Russia. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Friday Samplings - Try Before You Buy: Try something new, something seasonal, something on sale every Friday this month. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO St. Patty's Tastings: Start off with our house-made colcannon followed by other Irish favorites including Irish cheese, our own corned beef, and more. There will be back-to-back tastings from the Deli, Meat, and Cheese Departments. Plan to pre-celebrate this holiday with us. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Michael James Mette and Family in Concert: Michael Mette travels all over the country with his family of six, who are part of the performance, sharing his music and personal witness. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free (goodwill offering welcome to defray costs). St. Michaels School, 48 Walnut St. Register: www.vermontcatholic.org/event/michael-mette-concert-event.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Community Music Empowering Play: A fun night of play with music. Lead drum circles, song games, body percussion and dance. All ages, abilities, and backgrounds welcome. Come learn how to build peaceful community through music while having fun in a safe and open space. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: Imcquarrie@gmail.com.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Climate Change Rallies: Across the world, youth are gathering today to focus the attention of local, state and national legislators on protecting our resources and environment. Join young people of southern Vermont to demand that lawmakers do what they can to steer us away from climate disaster, and protect our frontline communities who are already suffering the consequences. Gather peacefully to share ideas and ensure that future generations can live to experience a healthy natural world. Help us make space for the voices of our students, a considerable portion of our community, many of whom are too young to vote. Bring signs, songs, and knowledge. Bring your stories and passions, respectful arguments, and a willingness to listen. 7:40 - 8:45 a.m., in front of BUHS. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Student Strike for Climate (join school age climate awareness strikers - they've been striking on Fridays since December), Pliny Park. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Climate Mass Action), Pliny Park, cnr. Main and High Sts. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.

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