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Performing arts

WEST CHESTERFIELD The 2019 Ten Minute Play Festival: See 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

BELLOWS FALLS Vermont Summer Group Show: Eighteen artists and their mediums: Clare Adams, etching; Jean Cannon, watercolor painting; Terry A. Carter, painted sculpture; Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, oil painting; Kathleen Gatto-Gurney, ceramic sculpture; Kim Grall, multimedia sculpture; Corinne Greenhalgh, oil painting; Carol Keiser, acrylic painting; Carla Liguori, multimedia and ceramic sculpture; Jeanne McMahan, oil painting; Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, acrylic painting; Amy Pandolfi, photography; Gil Perry, oil painting; Mark Ragonesse, wood sculpture; Melissa Rubin, multimedia painting; Matthew Saxton, oil painting; Jeffrey Spring, photography; Rodrica Tilley, pastel painting. 6/21: 5-8 p.m. Opening reception: Music with Asante Duo: Ken Rokicki, guitar and Johnny Yuma, percussion perform a mix of Latin, Ska, Reggae and Jazz Fusion. (Gallery is open Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Through Saturday, August 17. Free. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Photographer Peter Alan Monroe's "Signs" - Vintage Images: Monroe is an old-school darkroom photographer. He loves the technical side of printing—experimenting with darkroom chemicals and perfecting the tonal qualities of prints - almost more than he likes taking pictures. He's always been interested in the cultural aspect of signs and appreciates the unknown artists who hand-painted them/the graphic designer who chose the fonts. He photographed many of the signs at Coney Island, which he describes as a "sign-lover's paradise." He and his curator, Kate Hunter, are sorting through his collections: "Men Who Still Wear Fedoras," "Hotels that Still Advertise They Have Color TV," "Old Movie Palaces," and one he calls "Greenfield Cut-outs," which features photos of old newspapers given to him by a neighbor. Each collection is augmented by Monroe's written notes and narratives. Pre-orders for the book "Signs" [Volume 1, 1977 to 2015], which includes additional images to those in the show, will be taken at the Gallery. 6/28 Artist reception, 6-8 p.m. (Tues.-Thur., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Through Saturday, August 10. Free. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St. Information: bit.ly/SignsVol1.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO CBD (Cannabidol) - Discussion about Hemp: Scott Sparks from Hempicurean shares how CBD from Vermont farms can provide potential relief from pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Sample some products and learn the ways CBD can be consumed and applied. Those in attendance will receive a coupon for 10% off their first purchase. 11 a.m. Free. Inclusion Center, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., lower level. Information: 802-387-5285; Click for more info on Web in new window.


MARLBORO Womens' Chorus: Come join your voice with others on the summer solstice. Singers from Animaterra Women's Chorus from Keene and the Brattleboro Women's Chorus from Vermont will share summertime songs they’ve learned; then all those assembled will sing together. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Free. Summer Solstice Festival, 203 Judd Rd. Information: www.animaterrasings.org.

BELLOWS FALLS The End of America Record-Release Show: The End of America's three-part harmonies and solid Americana folk-rock draws comparisons to CSNY and The Avett Brothers. They're known for powerful live performances highlighting their dynamic songwriting. Izzy Heltai opens. 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). $15 with all proceeds going to the band (Advance tickets bundled with a 7" vinyl copy of their new single). Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WARDSBORO Wardsboro Curtain Call Pot Luck Supper & Dance Party: The Wyld Nightz Band was formed over ten years ago in Brattleboro. Founding members Michael McKinney (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Jeff Brewer (guitar, vocals) emphasize dance music with exciting ensemble playing. Matt Martyn (bass guitar) and Fred "Freighttrain" Epstein (drums) anchor the rhythm section, keyboard and vocals are covered by Tony Speranza. Anthony Speranza Jr. appears regularly on alto and tenor sax. 6 p.m. doors open. Potluck before the show. 7 p.m. music and dancing. $15 at door. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Information: 802-896-6810, kwkmdavis@yahoo.com.

BRATTLEBORO Solstice Reggae Party w/ NL Dennis & the Thunderballs: Original and classic reggae. NL Dennis is one of Jamaica's finest signer-songwriters. Danceable grooves. 8 - 11 p.m. $12 ($15 at door). The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

WEST TOWNSHEND Farmers Market, Pizza, Music with Gowan Brae: Great vendors, pizza baked in the outdoor oven. Buy your plant starts, fresh greens, local produce, meats, bread, ferments, maple syrup and other groceries. Crafts and local treats. Followed by wood-fired pizza and traditional Celtic music. All ages. Sponsored by The West River Community Project, a nonprofit Center dedicated to promoting agricultural, economic, and social activities of the West River Valley. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Market; 5 - 7:30 p.m. pizza and music. Through Friday, October 11. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Staying Healthy Through the Seasons (Part 1): Dr. Margrit Mikulis of Living Natural offers a presentation that includes a broad understanding of how naturopathic and Ayurvedic principles can help you to optimize your health. She'll provide techniques, recipes, and clinical anecdotes from her medical practice and encourage participants to expand their understanding about healthy living. 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.



June 2019