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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Running on Top of the Water": Written by Charles Monette, this play of mania and mystery explores the work and life of Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Robert Lowell. 4/19, 4/20: 8 p.m.; 4/21: 3 p.m. Through Sunday, April 21. $15 cash at door. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Ray Mason: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Refreshments at the cafe. Ray Mason, "one man and his Silvertone," will be playing original songs, in the old time rock and roll style. Pizza Night is a fundraiser for West River Community Project. 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.

BRATTLEBORO The Garcia Project: This is the only nationally touring Jerry Garcia Band tribute that performs full, classic Jerry Band set lists from 1976-1995. With proper, era-specific equipment and arrangements, The Garcia Project brings the fans back in time to relive the classic Jerry Garcia Band concerts in their entirety. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $20 to $25. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. $55 ($45 members). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Registration, scholarships:

DOVER Legolympics: There will be hands-on Lego building activities and competitions, stories/books, games with prizes. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Reservations required (space is limited): 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

GUILFORD Greater Brattleboro Good Friday Multi-Denominational Service: This is an extraordinary service that alternates between scripture, homilies from seven different area pastors, short silent meditation, hymns, and nine anthems sung by singers from the combined choirs of greater Brattleboro churches. We will be singing: "All In the Morning," traditional English; "The Lord's Prayer," Peter Amidon's new setting, "Ukuthula," traditional South African; "Camina Pueblo de Dios," Spanish hymn; "Kedron," from the Sacred Harp; "There Is a Balm in Gilead," African American spiritual; "I Will Arise," an arrangement of an old Lenten hymn; "Ubi Caritas," sublime setting by Duruflé; "Morning," from the Sacred Harp. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-2776.

Community meals

W. HALIFAX Senior Meal: Menu: Fruit with cottage cheese, Baked ham, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, rolls, and chocolate and vanilla pudding with a pecan bar for dessert. 12 noon. $3 ($4 under age 60) requested donation. Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Rd. Information: 802-368-7733.


BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: ​This is a youth-led group, ages 12-22, for those interested in political organizing around local, state, national social justice issues. Brattleboro-area advocates and educators assist in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change - tools for resilience, courage and compassion, while fostering your ability to speak up about issues that matter to you and to take action in the name of love and liberation for all people. Explore issues of racial, economic, and gender justice through art, movement, first-hand accounts and contemplative practices. (Y4C is focused on providing programming for youth from frontline communities - POC, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, poor and working class, differently abled, immigrant, etc.). 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m: drop in, homework, art; 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m: food and meeting (1st and 3rd Mon. every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



April 2019