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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. 3/8: 7 p.m., 3/9: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Repeats 3/15, 3/16). Through Saturday, March 9. $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.

BRATTLEBORO Positivity Magic with Jonas Cain: Jonas shares easy to implement principles and practices for developing the capacity to persevere in the face of adversity. This interactive presentation is perfect for those who are currently experiencing challenges as well as for those who would like to share these ideas with others. 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.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON "Conservation Genetics": Brittany Verrico, PhD Candidate, Keller Laboratory of Ecological Genomics, UVM/Burlington, will talk about "Genomics Applied to Climate Adaptation of Red Spruce in Vermont." Includes time for audience questions/discussion. Co-sponsored by Dummerston Conservation Commission and Bonnyvale Environmental Education Ctr. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. $15. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-0012, info@dummerstonconservation.com.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Solidarity: "Why We Fight" - Screening and Discussion: Since World War II, the United States has been perpetually involved in war. Join us to view this 2006 documentary by Eugene Jarecki which describes the rise of the United States military industrial complex from WWII to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Discussion follows. 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Ben Carr: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Refreshments at the cafe. Ben will be playing songs and tunes from a variety of genres on ukulele. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

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.

WILMINGTON High School Teen Hang Out Night: Watch a movie, play games, use the computers, or just hang with friends. We'll have pizza, popcorn and snacks. 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Free. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 S. Main St. Sign-up required: 802-464-8557; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Disabilities and Medical Issues Support Group: Open to all people with medical concerns and/or disabilities. Topics discussed are our personal needs and feelings, dealing with medical systems, family reactions, and more. Fridays: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mondays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Inclusion Center, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., lower level. Information: 802-387-5285; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO EMF Safety for Vermont: Did you know that we walk around in an unseen sea of EMFs? Here's your chance to see the invisible. Join EMF Safety for Vermont group as we scientifically measure the microwave radiation coming from your cell phone. We'll provide informational sheets on 4G, 5G, smart meter, cell tower cell phone radiation. This group, based in Brattleboro, was formed when a concerned citizens learned about a plan to deploy 5G technology in VT. We're committed to raising awareness of the biological dangers of man-made electromagnetic frequencies. Along with our group, Vermonters for a Clean Environment and the Wireless Education group are working to inform the public about 4G and 5G, so people can write, call, and meet with their legislators. Vermonters' concerns about this technology include health, fire, privacy, data security risks, and costs. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Stop by our table outside the Co-op exit door. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: www.facebook.com/EMFSafetyforVermont.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD is a major investor in Tar Sands. TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition to attending this vigil (signs will be provided), if you're a TD depositor, you can change banks. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, founded in 2005, a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bioregion in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information: www.postoilsolutions.org.

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