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Performing arts

BELLOWS FALLS "Chicago": The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago won six Tony and two Olivier awards. Based on a 1926 play about actual criminals, "Chicago" features the work of legends John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse. A sexy, cynical search for the American dream: Fame, fortune, and acquittal. 7:30 p.m. (Thur., Fri); 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Sat.). Through Saturday, April 6. $10 to $40. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Tickets: 802-869-2960,

Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "The Community Book of Hope": Project HOPE began in early 2018 with the intention to create a series of interactive, collaborative, community art installations around Putney. The sample pages on the wall have been created by community members during recent free workshops at the Library. The current project invites the community to create pages for a collaborative book around the theme of "Hope." These pages will be bound into a one-of-a-kind, hand-bound book that will remain at the library for the public to enjoy. Mon.-Fri: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Through Saturday, April 27. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i? : With Marie Procter. 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 Free Spanish Class: Learn the secret to acquiring a new language while experiencing an easy (and fun) Spanish class. This event is open to anyone curious about Express Fluency's unique approach to teaching languages. No prior Spanish experience is required. 6 p. - 7 p.m. Express Fluency, 12 Flat St. Register for this free class:,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro School Without Walls Open House: Teachers and current students will talk about the program and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. BSWW offers a high-quality, low-cost, hybrid learning environment for high school students. Students enroll in three full credit Oak Meadow courses and attend classes three days a week, freeing them to pursue other interests or studies while earning an accredited diploma. The school features a collaborative learning experience, one-to-one teacher support, college counseling, comfortable study spaces, wifi, and kitchen facilities. 6 p.m. Oak Meadow, 132 Main St. (Brooks House). Information:


BRATTLEBORO MamaSezz Heart Beet Club - Whole Food Plant Based Transitioning/Lifestyle Support Group: Offering support, speakers, exercises, meditation, and 1-1 coaching. This is an active and fun support group for people who are interested in transitioning into a plant-based lifestyle or folks already eating this way. Come share your experiences and hear from others who are going through similar things as you. Cooking, delicious food provided, lots of laughs, and a whole lot more. 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 11. By donation. MamaSezz, 127 Marlboro Rd. (Rte. 9). Information: 800-212-8913.

PUTNEY Living Strong Class: Offered by Putney Community Cares. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. (every Mon. and Thurs.). $60 for 12 weeks (starting any week). Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.

LONDONDERRY Intermediate (Level II) Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Doreen Fabiano is offering Tai Chi in six-week sessions. Originally conceived as a Chinese martial art, Tai Chi offers excellent overall health benefits. The practice aids in fall prevention, diabetes, arthritis, and balance. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, May 9. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Sign-up: 802-824-4343.

GUILFORD Seniors Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Classes: Practice the basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 6. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

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.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, food is prepared by 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 ($3.50 ages 60 and up) suggested donation. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.



April 2019