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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, May 

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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Gallery at the Garden - "Seasons, Sunrise and Farms" - Photographs by Catherine Lee: Lee is influenced by her passion for art history and desire to create fascinating works that captures a moment in time. She photographs the same landscape at various hours of the day, in different weather and seasons. She loves how light changes color, shadows, mood, and creates an entirely different photograph with the same subject. . Through Thursday, May 30. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON "Inspired Educator, Engaged Learner": Join this interactive workshop with Jen Stanchfield and fill your teaching toolbox with experiential, brain-based techniques to inspire, motivate, and promote engagement and buy-in. Take away innovative methods to get learners moving, talking, and reflecting. Empower students to take ownership of learning, practice social-emotional skills, and build a positive and supportive classroom community. Teach and reinforce academic and social-emotional skills content in novel ways to enhance engagement and retention. Leave with creative inspiration and new perspectives on your role as an educator. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $139 includes text and lunch. Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-257-8600; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO What We Can Learn From Horses: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

Film and video

PUTNEY [FRAMED] "Paperclips" (2004) - A Documentary about Holocaust Remembrance: Searching for an effective way to teach middle-school students about the scale of the Holocaust, a principal and staff in Whitwell, TN, devised a class project involving paperclips - designed in Norway by a Jewish man and worn as a sign of resistance there during WWII. The 2004 film is a reminder of what can happen when prejudice prevails. The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community will host the show, with an introduction and Q&A following the screening. 7 p.m. (Attend the film and get a 20% discount on your entree at The Gleanery with a reservation, 802-387-3052.). $12 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Open Mic for Musicians - Hosted by Kevin Parry: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. every Thurs. through the summer (Performers receive 50% off their meal). Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Sign-up in advance: 802-257-7563, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

BRATTLEBORO "Cobra" (A Game-Piece): Instrumentalists and vocalists who are willing to make stuff up, listen, and pay attention: Cobra is a fun, fast-paced musical(-ish) game-piece by John Zorn, taught by Anna Patton. Its structure might remind you more of a theater improv game than a piece of music. The musical/sonic material is entirely improvised and different in every iteration of the game. Participants signal a prompter to give the ensemble various cues written on cards so that all the improvisers can momentarily take control of the shape of the piece. Transitions can be quite fast and comically abrupt. Cobra is a great structure for working on decisiveness and commitment in improvisation and for exploring urges that may be inappropriate in politely democratic jam sessions. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Thursdays in May. Come to whichever date(s) you can though there may be less teaching later on - you may need to watch/listen before jumping in. Through Thursday, May 30. No fee. Donations welcome. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: anna@annapatton.com.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO Bezel-set Cabochon Pendant: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $200 includes materials. Borters Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., #202. Information: bortersjewelry.com/classes.

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Annual Memorial Flag-Making Event: Facilitated by BAH bereavement volunteers, flags will be hung at the Hospice Memorial Garden or can be taken home. Creating flags is an easy, meaningful activity for adults and children. 4 - 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Information: 802-257-0775; Click to e-mail for more information.

Local history

WALPOLE "Frontier Elegance: The Early Architecture of Walpole, New Hampshire 1750-1850": Long time Walpole resident Bill Ranauro has recently published "Frontier Elegance: The Early Architecture of Walpole, New Hampshire 1750-1850." Bill will discuss and visually present Walpole's outstanding collection of 18th and early 19th-century historic architecture. He'll be signing his book prior to and after the presentation. Co-sponsored by The Walpole Historical Society and Walpole Town Library. 7 p.m. Free. Walpole Town Hall, Elm St. Information: 603-756-3672.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. 11:30 p.m. free blood pressure screening, 12 noon: meal. $4 suggested donation ($3.50 ages 60 and up). Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.

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