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The written word

PUTNEY The River Junction Writers read from "Short Tall Tales": This eclectic group of VT and NH authors read from their debut collection of short stories and novel excerpts. 6:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Putney School Dynamic": Group show celebrates the creativity, exploration, passion of Putney School faculty and staff. Painting, drawing, prints, sculpture and video are the products of contemplation, the joy of doing and learning, the recording of observations within and surrounding, connecting with the archetypal and the elemental. A window into unique trajectories of Sue Brearey, Brian Cohen, Gordon Jones, Naomi Lindenfeld, Rodrigo Nava, Andy Reichsman and Kate Purdie, Betsy Rogers, Donald Saaf, Cai Silver, Lynne Weinstein, Le Xi, Julia Zanes. 3/31: 1 - 3 p.m. Opening Reception. Through Sunday, May 12. CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information: 802-257-7898,

Film and video

PUTNEY "Paradise Road": In honor of Women's History month, come see this film of courage, friendship, and strength, starring Glenn Close. Based on a true story, it centers on a little-known chapter of WWII — the capture of tens of thousands of Europeans, Australians, and Americans by the Japanese as they swept through the far East. The film focuses on a group of women from different countries and social strata who find common ground to survive as prisoners of war. Hosted by poet Verandah Porche. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. By donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Beginning Silversmith - Forged Earrings: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $200 includes materials. Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information:

Kids and families

WESTMINSTER Open House at the Compass School for grades 7-12: We offer a balance of rigorous academics and real-world engagement, and everything we do is structured to challenge, stretch, and support emerging learners and leaders. If this day doesn't work for you, let us know. 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Compass School, 7892 U.S. Rte. 5. Information: 802 463-2525; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO MamaSezz Heart Beet Club - Whole Food Plant Based Transitioning/Lifestyle Support Group: Offering support, speakers, exercises, meditation, and 1-1 coaching. This an active and fun support group for people who are interested in transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle or folks already eating this way. Come share your experiences and hear from others who are going through similar things as you. Cooking, delicious food provided, lots of laughs, and a whole lot more. 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 11. By donation. MamaSezz, 127 Marlboro Rd. (Rte. 9). Information: 800-212-8913.

PUTNEY Living Strong Class: Offered by Putney Community Cares. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. (every Mon. and Thur.). $60 for 12 weeks (starting any week). Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Art in the Realm of Healthcare and Rehabilitation: Art and creative expression have long been known for the ability to connect people and cultures and offer healing opportunities. Used as a tool for growth, it can reduce isolation and connect individuals with the community. The HCRS Annual Art Show, currently on exhibit at the River Garden, is a diverse display of creative expression by both recipients of HCRS services and HCRS providers. We'll also share what is happening with the arts within our agency. Presenter: Jonathan Mattoon. 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.

Community building

PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.


PUTNEY Folk Dancing: Melissa Post instructs. Offered by Putney Community Cares. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. $8. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.



March 2019