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Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Simi Berman Exhibit: Contemporary paintings and collages by Berman, a Southern Vermont/New York artist. . Through Wednesday, July 31. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Father-Son Art Exhibit: Dramatic masks of theater artist Joe Osheroff are paired with pastel portraits by his father Jonathan Otto in an exhibit entitled Face2Face. Using completely different media, both of these artists create compelling images of human, pet, and wildlife faces. . Through Wednesday, July 31. Free. Flat Iron Exchange, 51 The Square. Information:

BRATTLEBORO "Evolving in Watercolor" : This group of painters have evolved from tentative beginnings to work that reflects the confidence, skill, and creativity of each artist. They meet under the direction of Bennington artist, Ann Kremers. When there is no class, they support each other in art and life, and their work is becoming increasingly accomplished. Artists: Ali Edelstein, Shelley Geller, Abbie Hatton, Ann Kremers, Gwen Steege, Margaret Weinland, Elizabeth Whateley. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, 12 noon - 4 p.m. Saturdays. Through Tuesday, July 30. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

SAXTONS RIVER Main Street Arts - Great River Theater Festival: Mix of traditional, edgy, comic, dance, social satire, puppets, plus an opening Great Tent Event with a Bake Your Art Out dessert contest thrown into the mix. Musical: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and Loom Dance Ensemble's "What the Jellyfish Knows." Sandglass Theater "Tape Guy" rod puppet workshop, music by Christy Wendlandt and Brendon Thomas, Community Jam session, food for sale by Jamaican Jewelz. Gilbert & Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore," "Jellyfish," a tale of the natural world and the urgency of protecting the oceans. Moliere adaptation: "The Doctor and the Dowry" (Vermont Suitcase Company). Happenstance Theater. Fairy Tales and Fairy Houses workshop with Tracy Girdich; Teen Storytelling. Horowitz Performing Ctr. Some events happen at Main Street Arts. Through Sunday, July 14. Varies. Vermont Academy, 10 Long Walk. Information: 802-869-2960,

Film and video

W. DOVER Front Porch Forum - "The Story of Vermont's Quiet Digital Revolution": This independent documentary by Peter Strauss follows the stories of several FPF members, each from different walks of life. How does participation on their local forums transform them and their communities? Q&A to follow with FPF. 3 p.m. Free. MHCA Cinema, 4 Mountain Park Plaza. Trailer: 802-464-8411,


BRATTLEBORO Open Mic for Musicians - Hosted by Kevin Parry: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. every Thurs. through the summer (Performers receive 50% off their meal). Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Sign-up in advance: 802-257-7563,

PUTNEY Yellow Barn Concert: Works by Anna Thorvalsdottir, Simon Bainbridge, Robert Schumann, Stefan Wolpe, Eugene Ysaye. 8 p.m. $20, $17 seniors, $10 students. Yellow Barn, 49 Main St. Tickets: 802-387-6637,

Local history

CHESTERFIELD Diver finds Old Navy Bomb in Lake Spofford: In April 1952, the Navy dropped several practice bombs on a frozen Lake Spofford. Two were recovered, the rest lie deep in the lake's silt, their location unknown. Recently, while searching for the remains of the Steamship Allegretto, Annette Spaulding made the unexpected discovery of a third bomb. Join us as Annette reveals how this was accomplished. She will show, for the first time, a video and photos of this amazing discovery. Refreshments served. Presented by the Chesterfield Historical Society. 7 p.m. Asbury United Methodist Church, 532 Rte. 63. Information: Donna Roscoe: 603-256-8530.

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. 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 Explore the Universe!: Explore how the Mars Rover navigates around on Mars! Then build your own Mars Rover creation. Ages 7+. 1:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Registration required: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Estate Planning & How to Write a Will : Attorney Edmund Burke helps you understand how to plan ahead and put your wishes for your property and assets in writing. His presentation includes information about protecting assets from Medicare. This is part of a month-long series of events on death and dying. 7 - 8 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Intro to Advance Care Planning/Advance Directives - with Don Freeman from Brattleboro Area Hospice: The Brattleboro Senior Center will be collaborating with Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro program to discuss and work on Advanced Care Planning/Advance Directives for those 55 years old and older. 1 p.m. in the Dining Room. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 257-0775 x 101,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO SoundMind - Ways of Forming Community: Developed and led by Skidmore College professor Adam Tinkle and presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Angus McCullough: Coincidence Control," SoundMind is a site-specific, participatory workshop that combines meditation, sensory awareness, and aesthetic activation of the breath, body, and voice. Individually, in pairs, and as a group, participants will explore resonance and vibration through touching, listening, and collaborative creation. "I'm interested in ways of forming community," Tinkle said, "of overcoming our natural tendency in this day and age toward individuation, all being in our own space and on our own phones. Using our voices together in the same space is a powerful reminder that we have the option of being together." . 5 - 7 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes, bring an open mind and a willingness to vocalize. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It: Join us for an introductory presentation and community discussion about Extinction Rebellion, the international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimize the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse. Learn how you can become involved in the movement, helping to work toward goals including a series of local climate justice events linked with massive worldwide actions for climate justice, as well as lobbying the State of Vermont to declare a Climate Emergency as part of a national movement to shift environmental policy before it's too late. The time is now!. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Snacks provided. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Questions/Childcare:



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