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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Baker Street Readers - "The Man with the Twisted Lip": Dramatic reading from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. $5. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information:

MARLBORO Marlboro College Presents Short Play Festival: Join theater students in Marlboro's Directing II class for the product of their semester's work, "The Space Between Us." Students Annalise Guidry, Shelby Jimenez, and John Marinelli present three one-act plays, performed by students and other community members. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Marlboro College/Whittemore Theater, 2582 So. Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Remembering Robert Frost at Marlboro for National Poetry Month: Landmark College professor and Robert Frost scholar Daniel Toomey will discuss Frost's ties to Marlboro College for the Brattleboro Words Project's monthly Roundtable Discussion. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Opening Reception for Fiona Morehouse - "Home At Heart": Fiona describes her work as "a conversation between the heart, mind and the soul" as she seeks for her art to expand points of connection through grounded presence, exploring a sense of home place within the tension of human experience. She paints predominantly with a palette knife and sometimes with her fingers, using vibrant color and rhythmic movement in a style of expressive realism. One of her works on canvas will be raffled off during the reception ($5/ticket) to benefit Main Street Arts. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Exhibit runs through 5/10). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

NEWFANE Beekeeping 101: This workshop presented by Nancy Frye will help you discover if beekeeping is for you. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

PUTNEY [FRAMED] film: "The Legend of 4/20: This 2017 documentary explores the growing trend of marijuana decriminalization in the U.S. and the use of cannabis in medicine, art, fine dining, and more. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Michael Hertz & Bunny Macauley: Acoustic folk, blues, and gospel, with Michael on acoustic guitar & vocals and Bunny on vocals & harmonica. They'll play old favorites and some you might not have heard before. 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.


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

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Nature Explorers Spring Camp: We will search for signs of spring, find where the wild ones play, investigate the mysteries of metamorphosis, follow a babbling brook, and delve into forest fantasies. Grades K-4. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, April 19. $55/day ($45/day members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Registration, scholarships:

WILMINGTON Comics Drawing Workshop: Kids in grades 4-6 will learn to design a main character or superhero, choose a color scheme, and add different text bubbles and fonts to convey different emotions. Followed by free time to continue working. Snacks available. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 S. Main St. Sign-up requested by 4/15: 802-464-8557,


BRATTLEBORO Suicide Loss Support Group: Facilitated by Janet Schreiber. 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (1st and 3rd Thur. of every month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Drop-ins welcome but preregistration appreciated. Lars Hunter: 802-257-0775 x 104.

BRATTLEBORO Personal Safety: Seniors are invited to join local law enforcement in a discussion about Personal Safety. 1 p.m. on the ground floor. (4/25: Scams). Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. Take-out available. Free blood pressure screening offered by Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT/NH. 11:30 p.m. free blood pressure screening, 12 noon: meal. $4 suggested donation ($3.50 ages 60 and up). Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.



April 2019