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Performing arts

WEST CHESTERFIELD The 2019 Ten Minute Play Festival: Enjoy seeing the eight winners of the Playhouse's year-long National Competition. Over 600 scripts were submitted ranging from comedies to dramas. Ten minute plays have become a national phenomenon and are a delightful theatre-going experience. They are skillfully composed with complex characters and plots that challenge audiences to get to the heart of a conflict quickly. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Through Friday, June 28. $10. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Native Ferns: View Briony Morrow Cribbs' life-like illustrations of native fern illustrations from Lynn Levine's just published book, "Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns in the Northeast" (featuring the 28 ferns most commonly encountered, with clear descriptions and tips for identification). . Through Friday, June 28. Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: 802-380-1607; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Words Roundtable and "Remarkable Locations" Exhibit with Nye Ffarrabas: 6 p.m. CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information: www.brattleborowords.org.

Ideas and education

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.


BRATTLEBORO Community Concert with Mary Cay Brass and Choirs: Join choirmaster Mary Cay Brass and her community choirs for a free community concert in celebration of the CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program at SIT. These choirs perform music from the Balkan countries including songs and chants from the Orthodox, Islamic and Sephardic spiritual traditions of Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia. They also explore vocal traditions of various African countries, the Republic of Georgia, the British Isles as well as many American folk traditions. This 90+ voice group sings a dynamic cornucopia of soulful, thrilling songs of joy, hope, peace, and courage. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Free. SIT Graduate Institute, 1 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-258-3527.

BRATTLEBORO Open Mic for Musicians: Kevin Parry hosts. Performers receive 50% off their meal. 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Sign-up: 802-257-7563.


BRATTLEBORO COBRA - Improvisatory Music Game Piece: Created by John Zorn, led by Anna Patton, and performed by an excellent ensemble of local musicians. Players improvise music and other sounds while shaping and manipulating the piece with a system of signals and cards. It can sound lyrical, dissonant, silly, or cathartic, and it's pretty interesting to watch, too. Each iteration of the game, often 5-15 minutes, has it's own flavor. At one point, audience members will be invited to sit in on a version of the game that will be taught with just a few of the signals and cards, so bring an instrument if you’d like to participate that way. Links: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdNdSJUf_8I, www.youtube.com/watch?v=57mSw2yytp0. 8 - 9:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class - Kids Summer in VT - Ice Cream, 2 Ways: This fun class for kids of all ages celebrates the onset of Southern Vermont's berry season by adding one of these sweet treasures to some frozen creations. Strawberries will be the star and you will learn two methods of making ice cream - with rock salt, and by machine. Use your muscles - shake, turn, and twist - to make these mixtures, and then eat them up. Lizi Rosenberg, BFC Education Outreach Coord., instructs. 3:30 - 5 p.m. (use Canal St. entrance). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

BRATTLEBORO Radiant Child Yoga with Ditteke Everdeen-Gorman: Jump into playful yoga poses with dance and music. For ages 2-7 and their families (younger and older siblings welcome). 10:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room on Thursdays. (No class 7/4). Through Thursday, July 25. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WILMINGTON Taize Service: Prayer, meditation and song in the Taize tradition. 6 p.m. St. Marys in the Mountains Episcopal Church, 95 E. Main St.

BRATTLEBORO Overstressed, Overworked, and Overtired - The Natural Way to Approach Life's Challenges: Join us for an informative lecture for adults on how to best make supplements work for you and your lifestyle. Presenter is Charlotte Traas, Dir. of Sales Education and Training, New Chapter, Inc. 5:30 - 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Seniors Birthday Luncheon: Celebrate your June birthday. Menu includes an Appetizer Table, Punch, Pulled Pork, Oven Roasted Potato, Roasted Italian Vegetables, Cake, and Ice Cream. Entertainment. 11:30 a.m. in the basement. $4.50 suggested donation for ages 60 and up. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. To sit at the Birthday Table, call and we'll reserve your seat: 802-257-1236.



June 2019