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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 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $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.

WILLIAMSVILLE Annual Williamsville/Newfane Talent Show: A decades-old tradition in the small village off Route 30, a dozen miles northwest of Brattleboro, the show features a range of area performers, young and older. Among the acts this year will be story-telling, poetry and prose, comedy, ample music, and more. Sound is by T. Breeze Verdant; lighting courtesy of the Rock River Players. Proceeds help ensure the longevity of the Williamsville Hall. 7 p.m. $5 to $15 per family suggested donation. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Annie Landenberger: 802-348-7156,

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Southern Vermont Young Professionals - 4th Annual Creative Black-Tie Gala: This is your chance to dust off your funkiest threads to eat, drink, and mingle with the Young Professionals community. 7:30 - 10 p.m. $20 ($15 SVYP members) Admission includes light food, music, access to galleries - bring cash for bar & raffle. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Tickets:


BRATTLEBORO Russell Malone Quartet: Malone is one of the leading guitarists of today - a mature and revered master with a highly distinctive sound. Rick Germanson, piano; Luke Sellick, bass; Willie Jones III, drums. 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $15 to $40 sliding scale. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY The Stockwell Brothers: Twilight Music presents this contemporary bluegrass and folk quartet. JD McCliments Pub offers an Irish dinner while the Stockwells explore the connections between folk/bluegrass music and the music of Ireland. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. music. $10 suggested donation for the music (separate pricing for dinner). Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Hooking for Hospice: Learn the beautiful art/craft of Rug Hooking and support Brattleboro Area Hospice at the same time. Kris McDermet teaches the basics of rug hooking techniques, design, color coordination, and equipment use. In this beginner class, you will leave with a good understanding of how to make any size table mat, wall rug, chair seat, or floor rug. Kris will lend out a rug hooking frame to use at home and use of a wool cutter during class. Coffee, tea, snacks. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and continues 3/30, 4/6, 4/20, with one extra day to be determined for a make-up class. $80 class (proceeds go to BAH), $55 materials. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Information:

DUMMERSTON Pruning and Grafting Workshop for Backyard Fruit Growers: Participants receive instruction on pruning a variety of old and young fruit trees from (9 to 11 am) and on grafting apple trees from 11 to 12 noon. This class with Orchardist Zeke Goodband covers the care of fruit trees and the proper tools to use and will give participants the knowledge, confidence, and skills needed to work on their own fruit trees at home. Heirloom apple scions available for sale so you can practice your new grating skills. 9 a.m. - 12 noon (Repeats 3/23). $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Registration required: 802-254-6868,

NEWFANE Fluid Yoga Training Program: Receive your 200-hour teacher training in four sessions. Whether you are interested in teaching or are looking to further your practice, join a community of teachers who value the personal strength that can be achieved when we connect deeply with our practice and sangha. The first two sessions can also be taken as an enrichment intensive or for Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. Applications are now being accepted and deposits can be made to reserve your spot. There are limited spots for this training. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Also see 3/20). Village Yoga, 599 VT-30. Applications now being accepted. Get in touch to set up different time/location: 802-365-9642,

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 by Inisheer. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141,


BRATTLEBORO Sētu Yoga Retreat Hosts VT Bhakti Sanga: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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

TOWNSHEND Free Community Dinner and Contra Dance with Sally Newton and Friends: Open to all ages and all communities. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. contra dancing (monthly). Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Steve Tavella: 802-365-4700,


DUMMERSTON Village Dance Series - Community Contra Dance: Robin Russell, caller; Andy Davis, accordion and piano; Rebecca Weiss, fiddle; Charlie Pilzer, accordion and piano. 5:30 p.m. potluck supper; 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. dancing (every 3rd Saturday). $8, $5 kids, $20 families. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information:

BELLOWS FALLS Come Out and Dance: DJ Jade spins a variety of club dance music, current and past. Dance club vibe. 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. No cover. Wunderbar, 22 Rockingham St. Information: 802-489-0289; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Church Sugar-On-Snow Supper: 4:30 - 8 p.m. (Choose from 3 seatings: 4:30, 5:45, 7:00). $12, $6 ages 11 and under, $3 preschoolers. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Reservations: 802-254-9019,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO Branches Pregnancy Resource Center - Silent Auction: Great auction items, many donated by local area businesses, include jewelry, wall art, sports memorabilia, totes and purses, quilts and candles, gift certificates, and more. Enjoy the food and fun too. 12:30 p.m. registration begins; 2:30 p.m. bids close. St. Michaels School, 48 Walnut St. Information:



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