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Performing arts

WEST CHESTERFIELD The 2019 Ten Minute Play Festival: Enjoy seeing 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. $10. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Shoot the Moon Theater Company - "Nixon's Nixon" by Russell Lees: This play is a satirical imagining of the infamous meeting between a slightly drunk president Richard Nixon and an increasingly tipsy secretary of state Dr. Henry Kissinger on August 7, 1974 - the night before Nixon resigned from office. Described as a "jazz riff on contemporary history" by New York Times theater critic Vincent Canby when it debuted in 1996, it highlights the contentious but mutually beneficial relationship between two titans of American politics, played by Colin Grube (Nixon) and Elias Burgess (Kissinger). They re-enact their greatest successes and failures in a series of manic, vaudeville routines: Détente; the 1960 Kennedy election; the opening of relations with China; and the bombing of Cambodia are all reconsidered. During these scenes, Nixon and Kissinger take on various roles, including JFK, Chairman Mao, Soviet Union leader Leonid Brezhnev and, at times, each other. "Not only does this play help us understand our current moment in America, it is also extraordinarily funny," says Joshua Moyse, Artistic Dir., Shoot the Moon. (Repeats 6/14-15). $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO AS ONE - High Flying Circus: The 11 members of the ProTrack Year 2 program present the acts they have developed within an ensemble circus show featuring high flying aerials, daring acrobatics and theatrical interludes. The show is co-directed by Sandra Feusi (Cirque du Soleil/Circus Knie) and Jamie Hodgson (Girls on Trapeze/ProTrack Director). Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. Through Sunday, June 9. $15, $10 youth, $25 VIP. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780, www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS 2nd Saturday Poetry Open Mic: Poets read from their works or a favorite book, sitting around a circle, taking turns reading poetry. Assisted by NH author and poet Jim Fowler of the River Voices Writing Group. 1 p.m. (2nd Sat. of every month). Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Putney Mountain Association Tree Identification Walk: Rich Grumbine, professor of biology at Landmark College, will lead a a walk to learn how to identify trees in the growing season by observing their leaf and twig anatomy. This will be a slow-paced hike, stopping frequently to comment on our observations and to practice using the dichotomous guide that Rich created. 10 a.m. Putney Mountain Parking Lot, Putney Rd.

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.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO The Strolling of the Heifers Parade / Slow Living Expo: The Heifers lead the parade, so don't be late. Also come to the Slow Living Expo for Home Energy, Crafts, Woodlands Exhibit, Healthy Living, Entertainment, dozens of Food Vendors, Farms, Exhibitors. 10 a.m. Parade starts on Main St. (pre-parade entertainment); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Slow Living Expo at Brattleboro Common and Linden St. (Also see 6/9). Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (on Western Ave.): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. music by Inisheer). .

Local history

GUILFORD CENTER Guilford Historical Society Museum Opening Day: Join us as we officially open the Museum doors for the year, explore our collection of artifacts, photographs, and treasures from Guilford's past. Be there when the drawing for our big spring raffle takes place. 12 noon - 3 p.m. (3 p.m. raffle drawing). Guilford Historical Society Museum, Guilford Center Rd.

Community building

GRAFTON Open Garden Day and Plant Sale - Benefit for The Nature Museum : Over 25 varieties of perennials will be for sale. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Danforth Gardens, 1357 Hall Ranch Rd. Information: www.nature-museum.org.

SHELBURNE Barnfest 2019: Samples and sales of local foods, try your hand at weaving, spinning or rug-hooking, register for one of our music, dance or handcraft workshops, watch demos of traditional handcrafts and trades, play with an assortment of baby farm animals, and join us for a scrumptious dinner. Stay late into the night for ice cream, music, and dancing. Live music throughout from musicians near and far. This is a fundraiser for Fabric of Life, an educational organization dedicated to the preservation and passing on of knowledge and skills that enrich our daily lives. We strive to see traditional skills flourish in our modern world and make these educational opportunities available to future generations. Working together creating practical things of beauty not only improves quality of life, but also strengthens communities. 1-5pm Activities, Demos, Workshops; 5-6:30pm farm fresh Dinner and Live Music; 6:30pm Balkan Sing (bring your instrument); 7pm Contra Dance; 8pm Raffle, Ice Cream Social; 8:30pm-wee hours: Balkan music and dance. By donation (some workshop cost $10 and require pre-registration). Barnfest / Fabric of Life, 80 Bassett Rd.,. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Parade Day - "We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights for All" Banner: No political signs - the Banner is our political statement. No dogs. Civil rights are the heart of democracy; help us stand up for our rights. Thank you to the Stroll for accepting our application. Their guidelines say participants should walk to the Church Lot from Canal to Elm to Flat Street or from Elliot to Elm to Flat Street. Leave time to walk. We need people to march in the Stroll Parade with the Banner and carry signs supporting CSAs, local food and local farming; people to carry the banner (about 23 lb.) easy to carry. Get support from your CSA if you bring signs, T shirts etc., with their names on them. We need cow costumes, cow hats, cow t-shirts, etc. You're welcome to dress up as a cow or a vegetable. Read the guidelines and rules if you plan to join us in the parade. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Church Building Plaza parking lot on Flat Street. Strolling of the Heifers. RSVP Woody or Susan: 802-464-3154, woodyandsusan@gmail.com, www.strollingoftheheifers.com/strolling-of-the-heifers-parade-registration.



June 2019