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Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS How to Preserve Historic Woodwork, Antique Furniture, Wooden Heirlooms: Jonathan Schechtman, master craftsman and proprietor of Meeting House Furniture Restoration in Quechee, offers expert advice on how to care for and conserve your antique wooden heirlooms and interiors for future generations. Participants are encouraged to bring items of furniture, such as a chair, small table, a drawer from a larger piece or perhaps a photograph of interior wooden paneling, etc. Following his talk, Schechtman provides one-on-one advice on the care, repair and/or preservation of these objects. This Historic Homes Workshop is hosted by the Rockingham Historic Preservation. Light refreshments served. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free. Waypoint Center, 17 Depot St. Information: clg@rockbf.org.


TOWNSHEND The Miles Band: 6 - 8 p.m. on the gazebo. Free. Townshend Common. Information: 802-464-5100, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

NEWFANE Bard Owl with Fiddler Stephen Iachetta: Breeze Verdant (guitar, vocals, stomp box) with Annie Landenberger (vocals and percussion). They play sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, old favorites and new, including Verdant originals. Verdant has a half century of song-writing and arranging/playing rock/folk while Landenberger's past covers folk, rock, jazz, classical, musicals. Iachetta, known as the "Shaker fiddler," joins them. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: verbatimvt@gmail.com (Bard Owl), fourcolumnsvt.com.

Kids and families

PUTNEY Modern Times Theater - "The Perils of Mr. Punch" - Summer Reading Kick-Off Party: Following the travails of puppetry's favorite loudmouths, Punch and Judy, Punch attempts to be the first puppet to go to space. Of course nothing ever goes right - his wife Judy is more than happy to see him go. His rocket ship is made of cardboard, crocodiles appear around every corner. The hand puppets are chock-full of surprises and tricks, as is the elaborate stage. The show is rounded out with live music played on a variety of instruments, from the ukulele to the bicycle pump. It's a low-tech old-time spectacle for people of all ages. 11 a.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Men's Grief Support Group: For men who are grieving a death loss of any type. Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn co-facilitate. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (There is also a Monday support group, 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (Additional group: 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

BRATTLEBORO Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH and Brattleboro Hospice: Join Terry Hyland for a screening of the short documentary film "Extremis." The film follows doctors and families in the ICU as they face the hard decisions that need to be made at end-of-life. Following the film, there will be moderated discussion focusing on the importance of Advance Care Planning and how having a plan will ease the burden on you, your doctors, and your family when death is near. Who makes decisions when you cannot? NH and VT Advance Directive papers will be available and free to take and fill out. Have a plan!. 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 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.



June 2019