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Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Kids Month Art Exhibit: View work from Townshend and NewBrook Elementary schools. 1-5 p.m. (Tues., Wed., Fri.), 2-7 p.m. (Thur.), 10 a.m - 1 p.m. (Sat.). Through Tuesday, April 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "GenSilent": Brattleboro Memorial Hospital LGBTQ+ Leadership Council and Green Mountain Crossroads are co-sponsoring a screening of this critically acclaimed documentary about the issues facing older LGBT people towards the end of life. "GenSilent" follows the stories of several LGBT seniors in the Boston area as they navigate healthcare challenges and assisted living concerns. The screening includes a feedback session at the end of the film. Light refreshments provided. 1 p.m. in the Brew Barry Conference Rooms. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. RSVP appreciated. Johanna Staveley: 802-257-8314


BRATTLEBORO Windham Orchestra - "Highest Vision": The Orchestra plays two grounded and deeply expressive works, Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony and Hindemith's Suite Nobilissima Visione, depicting episodes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 was inspired by the composer’s walking tour of Scotland, where he was moved by a visit to Holyrood Castle, once home of doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Another of his well-known works, The Hebrides, also was inspired by the rough and ragged Scottish landscape. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. $15 general ($40 preferred). Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Learn to Sing Even if You Think You Can't Carry a Tune!: Nancy Salwen, of The Fear of Singing Breakthrough Program, offers a full-day singing workshop/retreat for adults and teens with a special focus on beginners. Participants will explore their voices in supportive and fun ways, using games, improvisations and accessible songs from around the world, taking away useful techniques to help them practice at home if they wish. Nancy is a certified Music Together teacher and a graduate of Music for People's Musicianship and Leadership program. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $140 (add $15 for catered lunch - optional). Immanuel Retreat Center, 14 Church St. Registration required: 603-721-1492,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts - Beta Night: Beta Night is a curated show featuring a variety of acts, with the aim of encouraging artistic risk-taking, creativity, art, and play with a welcoming and supportive audience. Each month has a prompt - today's is "celebration/creation" - which performers can use as much or as little as inspires them. You'll be seeing new pieces, old pieces brought back to life, and works in progress. We welcome all skill levels, ages, and performance disciplines. 7 p.m. monthly (doors open 6:30 p.m.). Free (donations appreciated). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Student Showcase and Fundraiser for the Vermont Ukulele Harvest: All proceeds go towards the operation of the 2019 Vermont Ukulele Harvest (Oct. 25, 26). The VUH is an annual event that hosts world-class facilitators and performers in an effort to bring an engaging, entertaining, and educational ukulele experience to Southern VT. The family-friendly event begins with a 10-minute intro/beginner ukulele lesson followed by a sing along. Bring your uke and your voice. Raffle items available plus light refreshments. This Student Showcase highlights students and teachers including Sally Newton & the Windham School Strummers, Lisa McCormick & the Monday Jammers, Cyndi Cain Fitzgerald, Stu Fuchs & Carolyn Mayo-Brown, and Ben Carr & the VJC 'Ukulele Jazz Ensemble. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. $10 suggested donation ($20 per family). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO 15th Annual Young Children's Art Exhibit: Early childhood educators display creations by our area's youngest artists. The Month of the Young Child is organized by the Windham Early Childhood Educators Coop, the Winston Prouty Center, KidsPLAYce, Hilltop Montessori, Early Education Services, Building Bright Futures, and the Southeast Vermont Regional Council. 4/7, 10 a.m. - 12 noon: Opening event - hands-on activities, refreshments, face-painting, info on resources available for young children and families. Through Monday, April 29. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Celebration Brass Band, Bayou X, Samba Ensemble of VT Jazz Center: This is a dance party to benefit the Brattleboro Women's Chorus. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. $10 to $50 suggested donation. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-8994,

DUMMERSTON Balkan Cafe: International music, traditional dance, and food. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and enjoy. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the all levels dance party, preceded by a free beginner workshop. Live music by MerakKeff Express, playing folk-dance music from around the world, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe. Joe Blumenthal, string bass, percussion; Kitty Kagay, vocals, percussion; Karen Klevanosky, saxophone, flute, piccolo, clarinet, kaval, percussion, vocals; Barbara MacLean, clarinet, tambura (Bulgarian and Macedonian mandolins), vocals, percussion; Bob Schulz, laouto (large Greek mandolin), guitar, tambura (Bulgarian and Macedonian mandolins), vocals; Debby Szajnberg, violi. 3 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. beginner workshop, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. dance party. Monthly. Free beginner workshop, $12 suggested donation for dance party. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-9513,



April 2019