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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Vermont Theatre Company - "Macbeth": VTC’s production of Shakespeare's masterpiece is directed by Cameron Cobane and brought to life by 23 actors. 6 p.m. Bring a picnic. Through Sunday, June 30. $5 (free for children ages 5 and under). Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i? with Marie Procter: 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.

W. MARLBORO Eagles of the Deerfield Valley: Join local photographer Nicki Steel and Southern VT Natural History Museum Educator Michael Clough. We'll meet at the Museum and spend some time learning about the nesting eagles of the Deerfield Valley and getting a closer look at the Museum's non-releasable education eagles. Then we'll head down to the reservoir and get a look at the nest and this years two eaglets. 5 - 7 p.m. rain or shine. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT Route 9. Information: 802-464-0048; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO BrattleMasters (local Toastmasters club) Learn Speaking Skills: "Solstice" is tonight's theme. In addition to speeches and evaluations, members will give reports on ahs and other filler words, grammar, keeping within time limits, and other aspects of the meeting. A topics master will run an extemporaneous speaking exercise available to everyone. Two speeches are scheduled and both have been assigned an evaluator. Free refreshments. Dora Levinson of Marlboro will be the emcee. 6 - 7:30 p.m., Rm. 245 (2nd and 4th Thur. of every month). Free. Vermont Technical College, 41 Harmony Pl. Information: www.brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.

Film and video

PUTNEY [FRAMED] "Wetware" by Jay Craven: Set in a near future where there are tough and tedious jobs no one wants to do - and people down on their luck who volunteer for genetic modifications to gain the focus, stamina, and synthesized sense of well-being that makes them right for this work. With business booming, programmers at Galapagos Wetware up the stakes by producing high-end prototypes, Jack and Kay, for more sensitive jobs like space travel, deep cover espionage or boots on the ground for climate or resource conflicts. Galapagos genetic programmer Hal Briggs is sharp and creative but impetuous and a socially awkward romantic in a transactional world. He improvises as to what qualities to include or delete in his gene splicing for Jack and, especially, Kay, for whom he develops a dangerous attachment. Then word gets out that Jack and Kay have escaped. Where have they gone and what do they know? Briggs scrambles to track his fugitive prototypes and, as he reexamines Jack and Kay's codes, he makes a provocative discovery that will change everything. 7 p.m. $12. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Advance Base (Owen Ashworth) / Claire Cronin / Ruth Garbus: 8 - 11 p.m. $10. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

MARLBORO John Conolly & Rob van Sante: Conolly honed his songwriting craft on the docks of Grimsby, a once bustling fishing port perched at the mouth of England's Humber River on the North Sea. As he watched the fishing fleet limp into oblivion with the demise of the fishing industry, he began to chronicle the stories of the men who worked on the boats and along the docks. Fiddlers' Green, which was popularized internationally in the 1960s by the Irish folk group The Dubliners, has become firmly entrenched in the canon of maritime music. Van Sante's precise guitar work and strong vocals add a richness and depth to Conolly’s performance. His wife, songster Janie Meneely, will be joining them for several songs. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $20 suggested donation. Wildwood Arts at MacArthur House, 1112 MacArthur Rd. RSVP to hold your seats: 802-258-2648, mml.wellness@gmail.com.

BELLOWS FALLS Celebrate Regional Folk Songs with David Deacon: Deacon, a historian and folklorist, offers true stories about Rockingham's musical gifts to the world along with songs coming from a collection of Helen Hartness Flanders (1930s-1950s). Especially interested in songs that tell us something about social attitudes or songs that had a social purpose, he'll accompany himself on fiddle and a 19th century guitar to demonstrate what the music sounded like once upon a time. 7 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO My Kitchen Garden (Free Class for Adults): Take a class which will inspire a green thumb in the kitchen. You'll look forward to using more fresh herbs in everyday cooking. The class will make a dip, an appetizer, Panzanella, and a dessert using essential kitchen garden herbs: dill, sage, basil, and lavender. Each student will take home the recipes plus a garden set of these herbs to start their own kitchen garden. Instructors: Lizi Rosenberg, Donna Lee Amerman, and Laurie Klenkel. 4 - 7 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Registration required (limited to 10) 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

Kids and families

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.

BRATTLEBORO Squishy Circuits: Explore electricity while making light-up UFOs out of dough. Ages 7 and up. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Registration required: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Guilford Cares Fall Prevention Tai Chi for Beginners: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, August 29. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

Community building

PUTNEY Free Food Distribution: All are welcome to come for free produce and some non-perishable items distributed by the Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf. Open to anyone in the community. Please bring your own shopping bags. 9 - 9:45 a.m. (4th Thurs. of every month). Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way.

Community meals

LONDONDERRY Community Lunches: 12 noon in the Friendship Room. All Londonderry residents are welcome. (Additional dates: 8/22, 9/26, 10/14). Free (donations welcome). Second Congregational Church, Route 11/100. Information: 802-824-6453.

WILLIAMSVILLE Senior Lunch: Honey-baked Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Salad, Rolls, Summer Squash, and Dessert. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. 12 noon. $4 ($3.50 age 60 and up). Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Reservations: Nancy Rysz: 802-348-7729.



June 2019