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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO International Stars to Grace NECCA's Annual Circus Spectacular Fundraiser: Doing something different for this 9th year, the lineup honors historical traditions as well as the breadth of what modern circus art brings to entertainment. From Charlie Chaplin to spoken word aerials, vaudeville exuberance to storytelling through high-flying aerials, this family-friendly show spans the ages of circus. It includes an animal act - a dog and her human - by clown Diane Wasnak. Celebrity host Ringmaster is Michael Trautman. From Canada, LEGacy Circus is a contemporary circus arts duo featuring artists Erin Ball and Vanessa Furlong. Jan Damm performs a high-energy vaudeville style diabolo act. Plus Eric Allen from Circus Smirkus, Susan Murphy low-to-the-floor dance trapeze, Lindsey Culbert-Olds with aerial straps, NECCA founders Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith performing their trapeze act, and mime Mario Diamond brings Charlie Chaplin to life. The Circus Spectacular raises funds to support NECCA's outreach programming/scholarships. Circus education offers aspiration, expression, empowerment, innovation, strength, grace, a place of belonging, and joy. 3/2: 7:30 p.m. 3/3: 1 p.m. $15 to $50. Latchis Arts, 60 Main Street. Tickets: 802-254-9780,


WESTMINSTER WEST Snowshoe Hike on Pinnacle Headwaters Trail: This hike is held to highlight Windham on the Move (WOM), a community-based program that seeks to help increase opportunities for physical activity among Windham County residents. The program is funded by the Vt Dept. of Health's Brattleboro Office of Local Health to prevent chronic disease and promote physical activity, while making the healthy choice the easy choice. With collaboration from the Windham Regional Commission, WOM has been able to: Provide six area libraries with snowshoes to lend out to patrons, create snowshoe guides tailored to each town area given snowshoes, and create a trail resource hiking guide for the Windham area. WOM hopes to continue implementing community strategies that encourage Windham residents to get up and get moving. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Reservations/snow shoes, Tony Coven (Windmill Hill Pinnacle Assn.): 802-387-6650.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Caitlin Adair. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

DUMMERSTON Balkan Cafe: International music, traditional dance, and snacks. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and enjoy. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the all levels dance party, preceded by a free beginner workshop. Live music by Sladka, featuring Dean Brown on tambura, guitar, voice, dumbek;Colin Ferguson on voice, keyboards, accordion; Heather Lee on voice, guitar, tambura; David Skidmore on tupan, dumbek, kaval, clarinet, voice. 3 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. beginner workshop, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. dance party. Monthly. Free beginner workshop, $12 suggested donation for dance party. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-9513,



March 2019