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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. $10 to $40. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: https:app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=bmcvt.

PUTNEY Twilight Music presents The Chris Kleeman Band: Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues trio. Chris Kleeman, guitars, vocals; Bobby Gagnier, drums; and Brian Hobbs, bass and harmonica feature a wide range of eclectic instrumentals, gutsy acoustic blues styles, stinging slide guitar and electric blues and funk. The VT-based trio will be joined by Terry Youk, horns. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food available. 6 p.m. (Rain site: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill.). Free (donations welcome). Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772, www.twilightmusic.org.

DUMMERSTON Balkan Cafe - Music and Dancing: International music, traditional dance, and food. Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and have a good time. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout the afternoon. Panharmonium hails from Western MA and boasts seven members playing traditional music of the Balkans, eastern Europe, and Israel. Their music ranges from the lively and uplifting to the rapturously melodic. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. (3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. beginner dance workshop). Monthly. $12 suggested donation. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-9513, Facebook.com/BrattleboroFolkDance.

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers Market: Featuring an array of local farmers and artisans offering a variety of fresh produce, mushrooms, pastured meats, grass-fed dairy (including ice cream!), preserves, prepared foods, herbal remedies, body care products, as well as jewelry, cut flowers, pottery, handmade toys, clothing, shoes, and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

DUMMERSTON Dummerston Historical Society: Explore genealogies, review photographs of past exhibits, search scrapbooks, and discover the many artifacts in the Society's collection. Albums featuring Houses of Dummerston, Slab Hollow, Dummerston Center, West Dummerston Village, Artists of Dummerston, Authors of Dummerston and many others available for viewing. 2 - 4 p.m. Free. Dummerston Historical Society, Dummerston Center. Information: 802-254-9311.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Pride Family Picnic: LGBTQ parents and kids of all ages are invited to get together and celebrate the community, visibility, knowledge, and power of LGBTQIA+ people with their families. Bring a dish to share. Green Mountain Crossroads will provide watermelon, drinks (kid-friendly), hot dogs (meat, turkey, tofu), buns, condiments. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the top of Living Memorial Park. Kiwanis Shelter, Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext., top of hill.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Hidden in the Hills - Visit Jen Violette's Glass Studio: Violette has won numerous awards for her glass and exhibits, and her unique mixed-media sculptures are in many fine art galleries nationwide. She creates glass sculptures of garden vignettes, rural landscapes, fruits, and vegetables, as well as whimsical, jewel-toned blown glass pieces and expressive acrylic paintings inspired by the Vermont countryside. Violette holds a BFA with honors from Alfred University and has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, and Penland School of Crafts. 2 - 4 p.m. Free (Open to BMAC members only and their guests). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Directions: 802-257-0124 x 101.


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.



June 2019