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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.


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, is offers this 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 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,



April 2019