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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Hatch - "Storytellers on a Mission": Featuring nationally renowned storytellers who will tell moving and hilarious stories to raise money for a great cause - Groundworks Collaborative - providing ongoing support and services to families and individuals facing housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro area. Hosted by comedian and actor Jordan Carlos with storytellers Tara Clancy, Jon Glaser, Jodi Lennon, and Adam Burke. 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Not suitable for children). $25 balcony, $40 rear orchestra, $60 front orchestra. Latchis Arts, 60 Main Street. Tickets: https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/categories/special%20event.

Music

BELLOWS FALLS The Woods Tea Co. - Music That's Good for You: Entertaining audiences throughout the US since 1981, these three musicians offer a blend of traditional, original, and vintage styles that pleases the ear and inspires a smile. 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. in the Chapel. $20 to $35 in advance. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO The Art of Pysanky (Ukrainian Eggs): This is a hands-on workshop in the traditional Ukrainian folk art of egg decoration. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $30 includes materials ($25 BMAC members). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-257-0124 x 101, www.brattleboromuseum.wufoo.com/forms/w170u8jr00d8iyk/.

Fundraising and awareness events

PUTNEY "Walkin' The Talk" - Concert to bring Asylum Seekers to VT from Border Detention Centers: Putney Quaker Meeting is working together with the Community Asylum Seekers Project to bring an individual or family seeking asylum (currently being held for lack of a sponsor in a Texas detention center) to Putney. There will be an update from the Border from Liv Berelson, a Quaker from Doylestown, PA, with ties to the Putney meeting. Liv has been working at the border with RAICES, a group supporting those emerging from detention. This event features musical offerings from Vermont Timbre (Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki, featuring sons from their new CD), Big Woods Trio (featuring Amanda Whitman, Alan Blood, Will Danforth - a cappella harmony through arrangements of original, roots, and world music). 7 p.m. By donation. Proceeds go to the Putney Quakers Asylum Seekers Fund. Quaker Friends Meeting House, Route 5. Information: 802-387-2798.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Pickleball Tournament: Pickleball is a lively sport played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a tennis-like net, paddles and a hard-plastic perforated ball similar to a wiffle ball, usually in a double format. Both fun and competitive, the game is played much like tennis, with special rules to encourage rallies. Easy to learn. Multi-level tournament for ages 50 and up. Funds raised will help with facility improvements. Hosted by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 9 a.m. - 12 noon: Intermediate, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m: Advanced. $25 (free to watch). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 with John Ungerleider and Bob Conley. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. music in the cafe) on Saturdays. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Kids and families

PUTNEY Crabgrass Puppet Theater - Winter Sunshine Series - "The Pirate, The Princess and the Pea": A pirate and a princess are on a treasure hunt, searching for the same prize. The princess stays one step ahead of the pirate with every clue, but how can she get him out of the way long enough to dive for the treasure?. 2 shows: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Recommended for ages 4 and up). $9. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Reservations: 802-387-4051, info@sandglasstheater.org, www.sandglasstheater.org.

Well-being

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.

Dance

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club - Live Music by Playin' Possum: Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served. 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $10 ($8 members). Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Tom Tourigny: 978-249-6917, 603-357-0794.

PUTNEY Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance with live music. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginner session, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

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