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WESTMINSTER WEST Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble: This world music vocal ensemble includes a dozen college-aged and young adult Village Harmony veterans, many of whom have sung and traveled with Village Harmony for many years. The program features songs and dances from South Africa, contemporary American shape-note songs, quartet gospel, traditional songs from Corsica, Bosnia, Croatia, and Bulgaria, Monteverdi madrigals and other renaissance works, and original compositions. Larry Gordon, founder, has led Village Harmony study and performances tours to South Africa, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Georgia, and western Europe. Sophie Michaux and Adam Simon are singers who have participated in European tours with Northern Harmony and perform with the vocal quartet Colomba. 7:30 p.m. $5 to $15 sliding scale. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-426-3210.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Downtown Farmers' Market: 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-254-8885,

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Investing - Growth, Income or Both? : Discussion with Josh Roberts. Investing is like a journey - you are saving for a period of time with a destination (such as retirement) in mind. Your goals are unique, and your investments should reflect that. But should your portfolio's focus change over time?. 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

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Fun Foods From Around the World - Japanese Miso Soup: Seaweed, veggies, and warm aromatic soup are what the kids will be working with during this Japanese-inspired class. Learn how to make dashi, the classic broth used as a base for Japanese soups and stews. We will learn how to roll those colorful sushi rolls filled with a variety of veggies. While having fun with these foods, kids will also learn about the language and culture of this distant land. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. 5 - 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.

WILMINGTON Opiod Crisis - Wilmington Forum: Our county is being hit hard by the opioid crisis and we want to know how it is affecting our community. Join us for a facilitated conversation. Dinner will be provided. Childcare and transportation are available to those who RSVP. 5:30 p.m. Free. Old School Community Center, 1 School St. RSVP Cindy Hayford: 802-464-2202,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Conservation Commission - Knotweed Control: Kick off a summer-long effort to manage Japanese knotweed along the banks of the West River in West River Park. Learn how to control this invasive while stewarding this important local resource. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather, bring loppers and pruners and work/gardening gloves. Extra supplies on hand. We're ready to show you how to identify and cut knotweed. Water and snacks provided. All ages welcome. Meet at the entrance of the trail down to the West River. 4:30 p.m. West River Park, Route 30.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Community Cares - May's Community Lunch: Menu: Baked Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Rolls w/butter, Green Bean Salad, Gingerbread Cake for dessert. Co-sponsored with Senior Solutions and prepared by a team of dedicated volunteers. 12 noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reserve by 5/27, 2 p.m:



May 2019