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Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS Zero Energy Modular Home Open House: A durable, energy efficient home means lower monthly costs than a standard home. Extra insulation keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and improved air sealing reduces air leakage and protects you from the cold. These solar-powered homes have no or low energy bills, making them truly affordable. Even if you're not in the market for a new home, the model will give you ideas for energy improvements for your current home. Co-sponsored by Efficiency Vermont, Rockingham Energy Committee, Green Mountain Power, Neighborworks of Western Vermont, Vermont Energy Education Partners, Sustainable Energy Outreach Network, and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce. 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays., 9-1 p.m. Saturdays. Through Saturday, August 3. Waypoint Center, 17 Depot St. Brad Long: 802-540-7714, www.vermodhomes.com/efficiency-vermont-zem-program.

BRATTLEBORO "Ice on Fire" by Leonardo DiCaprio: This eye-opening documentary focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. Following the film, the group will co-create climate solutions to be initiated locally and personally as well as in a broader scope. 6 - 7:40 p.m. film; 7:40 - 9 p.m. discussion and planning. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: jeannie@brattleborocommonsense.org.

BRATTLEBORO Waste: Know More: Join Rich Earth Institute and the Library for learning the history and present state of how humans manage their "outputs" and how there exists great opportunity to make our world more sustainable by creating new systems for recycling and nutrient management. We will read a short book for the first session: "Liquid Gold" by Carol Steinfeld. 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

KEENE Walldogs - Magical History Tour: The Mural Festival days will be filled with community activities: block party w/ food and music, an art market, community mural painting, family activities, docents at mural sites, Walldog Art Auction. The Walldogs will create 16 original vintage-style murals on exterior walls of Keene buildings. Each host town picks a unique moniker for their event. Keene's history is rich with stories of people, innovative products, momentous events - the Magical History Tour brings some of these stories to life through art and the Walldogs will be our storytellers. Once completed, the Tour lives on as a self-guided walking tour through historic Keene - promoting the city and its history. Varies each day. Through Sunday, June 23. Walldogs. Information: www.walldogsinkeene.com.

Music

BELLOWS FALLS 1200 Horsehairs - A Band of Cellos: Pop, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Oldies, Traditional Folk, you name it, this band of four cellos plays popular and new music ranging from traditional to metal to modern original compositions. Its members, Dave Haughey, Pablo Issa, Karl Knapp, and Wayne Smith are internationally active cellists who have played with the likes of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Paul Winter Consort, Eugene Friesen, and the Moody Blues. 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $20, $15 seniors, $35 premium. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110, www.stonechurcharts.org.

BRATTLEBORO "The Full Catastrophe" - New England Dance Tunes: Laurie Indenbaum, fiddle; Andy Davis, accordion; and Jim Fownes, piano. The three musicians will be sharing some of the stories behind the music, anecdotes, and strange events in the travels of a rural dance musician. Who knows - maybe a dance will break out. 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.

GREENFIELD Creaction Latin Big Band: Salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son, and bolero styles. This in-house, 20-piece big band features Frances Rahaim. These talented and spirited Latin players come from all over New England to rehearse here. Open dance floor. 8 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Families United: This peer group is open to parents, foster parents, children, siblings grandparents, etc. and strong allies who have been affected by DCF and want to help make a change. This is a safe, confidential, and supportive space. Members share experiences, build relationships, discuss resources, and organize to influence change in DCF, family court, and the legislative system. If you're able, bring something to share at our ongoing potluck gathering. We'll also pass the hat. Childcare provided on site with notice. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Donations welcome. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Senior Tai Chi: Tai Chi is a powerful tool in healing and strengthening the body, mind and spirit. Flowing movements improve balance, increase flexibility and joint mobility and reduce stress. Steve Green is certified by the Arthritis Foundation in the instruction of Tai Chi for health and arthritis. 10 - 11 a.m. in the Blue Room on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, August 21. $50 ($75 non-Brattleboro residents), $5 drop-in. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570, sclark@brattleboro.org.

Community building

GREENFIELD Women Vote Dance Party: Presented by The Women's Rights Task Force of Franklin County Continuing Political Revolution. Musical performances by ZoKi, a folk rock fused trio; She Said, our all-female band plays original tunes drawing from traditions of blues, rock, jazz, country, infused at times with a bad ass, punk vibe; and Samirah Evans backed by the Trailer Park rhythm section - sultry, silken, smoking hot vocals of blues and rock. All funds raised will be donated to FairFightAction, which seeks to ensure free and fair elections. 7 p.m. $10 to $50 suggested (no one turned turned away). Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. 8 a.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: From dance to Tai Chi and Zumba to stretching, let's get moving together. Come early to check out the shop and stay late to build connections with other participants. Wear comfortable clothing. Water provided. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free (donations to instructors welcome). Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

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