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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Lincoln Memorial Sculptor Daniel Chester French - The Making of an Icon: Biographer Harold Holzer tells the story of how Daniel Chester French became one of the great sculptors of the 19th century. He created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, "The Minute Man" of Concord, Massachusetts, and our very own "Spirit of Life," originally created as a memorial to Wall Street Financier Spencer Trask. One of six, smaller, bronze copies was created for Brattleboro's park, stolen, and eventually recovered. "Monument Man," Holzer's recently published biography of French, will be available for sale and signing. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Helen Sung - "Sung with Words": In a project funded by Chamber Music America, pianist Helen Sung has written a collection of songs to the poetry of the former NEA head and California Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia. Together they have crafted a synergistic repertoire that digs deep even while some of the material is playful and beckons the listeners to revisit their own jazz experiences in times gone by. The depth of the work can be found in the seriousness of the compositions, the complexity of the arrangements, and the multilayered meanings of the language. The playfulness can be discovered in some of the subject matter and the drama that unfolds in both the music and the narrative. The sum of the parts is a delightful journey of poetry and song woven into ingenious musical arrangements. The performers in the octet are Helen Sung (piano and composition), Jason Palmer (trumpet), John Ellis (woodwinds), Christie Dashiell and Alina Engibaryan (vocals), David Wong (bass), Kush Abadey (drums), Samuel Torres (percussion). 8 p.m. $20, $15 students with I.D. (Contact VJC about educational discounts). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information:,

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Middle School hosts All-District Chorus Night: Students from Brattleboro Area Middle School, Dummerston Schools, Green Street Elementary, Guilford Central School, Oak Grove Elementary, Putney Central School combine their talents. Singers from these schools will participate in workshops led by BUHS students in the afternoon, and later they'll perform a free concert open to the public. Elyse Wadsworth directs the BAMS Chorus, Rita Corey directs the Dummerston Chorus, Julie Ackerman-Hovis conducts the Green Street Chorus, Steve Damon directs the Guilford Chorus and is our guest conductor for our full chorus piece, Kate Billings directs the Oak Grove Chorus, Josh Fields conducts the Putney Chorus. 6:30 p.m. concert in the Auditorium. Free. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Investing with Josh Roberts - Why You Should Stick to a Long-term Strategy: Political challenges seem to be emerging every day, here and in the rest of the world. After almost a decade of economic growth and generally rising stock prices, you may have more concerns about the investment outlook as well. 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.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Zumba with Nicole: This Latin-based dance fitness class is a workout for your body and your mind. 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday. $5. Landmark College Fine Arts Center, 1 River Rd. So. Information:



April 2019