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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Poetry Discussion Group: No experience necessary; copies of poems provided. 12 noon - 2 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Book Sale at Brooks Memorial Library: Titles cover a wide range of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as a selection of children's books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles. The books have been donated to the Library by community members and then sorted for quality and by subject matter by volunteers. Proceeds will help the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library purchase materials, present programs, and provide services which help enhance the mission of the Library. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thur. and Fri., 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat. $2 and under (special interest and coffee table books priced higher). Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Juno Orchestra - "Discoveries": Paul Dedell, Serenity (newly commissioned). William Herschel, Symphony No. 8 in D minor, Jean Sibelius, Impromptu, Op. 5, Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major, "Mercury.". Sat: 7:30 p.m., Sun: 4 p.m. Through Sunday, June 2. $10 to $40. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information:

BELLOWS FALLS Windborne - "Songs on the Times": Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as the four Windborne singers present their project of working-class movements for peoples' rights from the past 400 years, sung for today's struggles. 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. $20, $15 seniors, $35 reserved seats. On show day, general/senior prices increase by $5. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Tickets: 802-460-0110,

BRATTLEBORO Coffeehouse Concert by House Blend to benefit Carry Me Home: Formed in 2006, House Blend is an capella chorus of 13 singers dedicated to the music of many cultures/traditions - American folk, spirituals, gospel and hill songs of Appalachia, village music of Italy, France, Quebec, Africa, the Republic of Georgia, plus Renaissance madrigals, Jewish choral tradition, contemporary Latin chant. Local nonprofit Carry Me Home is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting families/individuals fleeing conflict worldwide. Founded in 2015 in response to the drowning death of Aylan Kurdi, they've focused on collecting/sorting/shipping gently used clothing and other basic survival items to partners on the ground who communicate what's needed and supervise distribution to refugees. Over four years, Carry Me Home has shipped 24,000 pounds of needed items to Europe from their warehouse in the Centre Congregational Church. In addition, as refugees/asylum seekers have arrived in the Brattleboro area, and in recognition of the ongoing needs of Windham County's low income and homeless populations, they've partnered with Community Asylum Seekers Program, Groundworks Collaborative, and Loaves and Fishes to offer items locally. 7 - 9 p.m. Handicap accessible. Admission, desserts, coffee/tea by donation. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-355-2256,,

BRATTLEBORO Sheila Jordan performs Jazz Standards and Bebop: Jordan, vocals; Eugene Uman, piano; Genevieve Rose, upright bass; Billy Drummond, drums. Bebop-influenced melodies and classics from the Great American Songbook. Jordan, celebrating her 90th year, is one of the world's top jazz singers. 8 - 10:30 p.m. $20+, $15 students (sliding scale policy). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Learn to Row: Have you ever wanted to learn to row in one of those slim, sleek rowing shells? Here is your chance. The Putney Rowing Club is sponsoring beginner clinics for anyone who would like to learn the sport, and art, of sculling. When sculling, each person rows using two oars, as opposed to one oar in sweep rowing, and it can be done in single boats, doubles, or quads. 8-10 a.m. on Saturdays and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (Participants must complete 6 sessions. Upon successful completion, club membership is included for the 2019 season with use of boat house and club rowing shells.). Through Wednesday, June 26. $150. Putney Rowing Club, South of Putney Boat Landing. Laurie Alberts and registration:,

Local history

WALPOLE Walpole Historical Society Museum Opening - 4 Exhibits: "Our Life in the Valley 1919" is a view of a farm wife's simple diary that transports us back to Walpole’s Valley enclave as we learn of the daily challenges and moments of celebration. "Walpole Stories" include anecdotes found in the notebooks of Edith Cole Tiffany that remind us that, no matter the era, folks can be a little weird, wacky, and apparently memorable enough to be immortalized on the page. "Frontier Elegance": Learn how early architecture styles and the designers and builders who built them transformed a 1752 village in the Connecticut River Valley. "BOOM!": Collection of artifacts from the 1950s through the 1970s from go-go boots to troll dolls to record album covers. And don't forget to wander into the gift shop. Plan to join us on opening day and visit often with family and friends. We will be open every Saturday through mid October Noon to 4:PM. ---or by appointment by calling 756-3449. * Parking behind the building. 12 noon - 4 p.m. on Saturdays or by appointment. Parking behind building. Through Saturday, October 12. Free. Walpole Historical Society Museum, 32 Main St. Information: 802-756-3449.


NEWFANE Yoga Teacher Training Info Session: Learn about teacher training offered in 2019. Whether you are interested in teaching or are looking to further your practice, join a community of yoga teachers who value the personal strength that can be achieved when we connect deeply with our practice and sangha. Applications are now being accepted/deposits can be made to reserve your spot. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Free (info session). Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information:

Arts and crafts

BELLOWS FALLS "Four Seasons in One Morning" Painting Class: Local artist Debbi Wetzel offers this opportunity for you to explore your style in a stress-free, enjoyable atmosphere. No painting experience required. Wear old clothes or an apron. At the end of class, walk away with four (3" x 3") original paintings depicting each season of the year and a mini-easel to display them on. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Rockingham Library. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. $30 includes 4 mini-canvases, mini-easel, use of paints & brushes, refreshments. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Sign up: 802-463-4270,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

W. BRATTLEBORO Annual Tag Sale: Clothing, household items, toys, books, and more. Proceeds support special projects at the Church. Fri: 3 - 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 - 2 p.m. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.



June 2019