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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, June 

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Performing arts

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. $15, $10 youth, $25 VIP. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780, www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Woodland Sedges: Sedges are a large, complex group of plants, and often overlooked in favor showier flowering plants. Ecologists take the time to get to know them because they can be good indicators of natural community type and quality. We will begin with an indoor component on the physiology and diversity of sedges using Jerry Jenkin's new "Northern Forest Atlas Sedges of the Northern Forest." We'll look at some of their distinguishing characteristics under a microscope and learn to identify several distinctive sedges in two forest communities. 12 noon - 4 p.m. Free (donations welcome). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Reservations: www.beec.org/what-we-do/public-programs-and-events/walks-talks.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Strolling of the Heifers - "Tour de Heifer" for Cyclists: Choose a 15, 30 or 60-mile route based on skill/training level. All routes include lots of dirt roads, no highways. Mountain bikes, cross-bikes, road bikes fitted with at least 28mm tires recommended. Amazing views, farm and woodland terrain, New England villages. For walkers, the Tour offers a 3-mile guided hike. All rides include a farm-fresh lunch served at Robb Family Farm. A Vermont Table Catering offers "Tour de Heifer Quiches" and frittatas with field green salad, dessert. Whetstone Brewery will offer samples plus drafts for sale. Gluten-free/vegetarian plus treats by Tour sponsors. Green Mountain Creamery will hand out yogurt and other specialty local foods will be provided by/from: Pete & Gerry's Organic Eggs, Against the Grain bread, Clif Bars, Grafton Village Cheese, Cabot Creamery, Teddy Peanut Butter, Leader Distribution water, Teddy Peanut Butter, Sidehill Farm Jams, Dunkin Donuts Coffee and Bagels, other tasty snacks and drinks. During lunch at Robb Family Farm, enjoy entertainment by The Full Catastrophe. Varies. Varies. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Registration: www.strollingoftheheifers.com/tour.

BRATTLEBORO Tour de Heifer / Farm Tour: Tour de Heifer: VT's most challenging dirt road cycling rides - 15, 30 or 60 miles (plus family-friendly 3-mile Round Mountain hike) beginning and ending at Robb Family Farm, W. Brattleboro. Farm Tour: Guided tours at five area farms. . Strolling of the Heifers. Reservations: www.strollingoftheheifers.com/our-parade-and-weekend.

DUMMERSTON Orchard Stroll at Scott Farm: Join Orchardist Zeke Goodband for a stroll in the orchard and learn a bit about the history of the Farm's heirloom fruits. We'll discuss orchard ecology, pest management, and how we grafted our trees to 130 varieties of heirloom apples. The farm stand will be open and orchard-related items will be available for purchase. Tours: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m. Free. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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, 180 West 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

GUILFORD Friends of Music at Guilford: "A Cappella a la Carte" - Big Woods Voices: Short and entertaining FOMAG membership Meeting, Potluck Dinner, vocal music Concert. Potluck (appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes, desserts). Big Woods Voices quartet marries singing traditions from around the world with American roots genres and original compositions or arrangements in which "harmony and dissonance dance in riveting yet accessible soundscapes.": Alan Blood, member of Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon, House Blend; Will Danforth, singer-songwriter, traditional acoustic artist, group's arranger/composer; Becky Graber, leader of Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus; Amanda Witman, founder/co-leader of Brattleboro Pub Sing. Repertoire includes lyrical settings of poetry by David Whyte, Mary Oliver, W. B. Yeats, others; richly harmonized standards of the American roots lexicon; original Danforth compositions. Plus vocal gems by Pete Sutherland, The Finest Kind, and the Stanley Brothers. 6 p.m. meeting (open to all) followed by Potluck. 7:30 p.m. concert followed by dessert reception. Handicap accessible. Each portion free and open to the public; concert admission by donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-3600, www.fomag.org.

VERNON Vernon Historical Museum/Vernon Historians Opening Day Homemade Pie Sale: Come early for the best pie selection. The Museum's main building includes an original one-room brick schoolhouse built in 1848, a farmhouse kitchen, farm tools and other artifacts, and a large collection of photographs. New photos are on display this year. The adjacent annex building features farm-related equipment and tools and a large portion of the last North Vernon Post Office. 2-4 p.m. (Museum is open on Sundays through 9/22 from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment.). Free. Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: 802-257-4675; Click to e-mail for more information.

Dance

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 Brattleboro Conscious Dance: We are a community of intentional beings who practice free-form dance for our individual and collective spiritual awareness, healing, growth, and insight. We collectively create a safe container for a talk-free, improvisational dance practice inspired by ecstatic dance and 5Rhythms. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they are mindful of their impact on others in the space. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2nd, 4th, 5th Sun. of every month. $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: lesandbeninvermont@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/brattleboroconsciousdance.

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Gene Podhurst. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Famous Farmers' Breakfast: Enjoy the beautiful waterfront views at The Marina Restaurant while partaking in their Famous Farmers Breakfast, which features local and organic products from many of the Strolling of the Heifers' sponsors. Proceeds of the breakfast/brunch support the Stroll's mission of connecting people with healthy local food. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: www.strollingoftheheifers.com/our-famous-farmers-breakfast.

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