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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Nancy Clingan: During her 50 year career in social services, furthering her higher education and raising children, Clingan took random art classes at local schools and workshops. Her first class was with Ric Campman at RGS and she participated in a group show for survivors of trauma. She didn't have time in those days to make her own art, but she used it in her work as an art therapist. She has always journaled, written poetry, and been a part of a life drawing group. This expanse of work covers days from grad school at Lesley College to her most recent in Oaxaca, Mexico, in a variety of media. The continuing theme of her work is the strength and vulnerability of women and nature. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri. Through Tuesday, July 30. River Gallery School: Gallery 34, 34 Main St. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery Night: Come see the "Vermont Summer Group Show, All mediums and all subjects." Enjoy live music from x+1 (an acoustic bass and sax jazz duo). Over 70 works of art from 19 artists working in VT, NH, and NY: Clare Adams, etching; Jean Cannon, watercolor painting; Terry A. Carter, painted sculpture; Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, oil painting; Kathleen Gatto-Gurney, ceramic sculpture; Kim Grall, multimedia sculpture; Corinne Greenhalgh, oil painting; Carol Keiser, acrylic painting; Jeremy Kraft, acrylic painting; Carla Liguori, multimedia and ceramic sculpture; Jeanne McMahan, oil painting; Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, acrylic painting; Amy Pandolfi, photography; Gil Perry, oil painting; Mark Ragonesse, wood sculpture; Melissa Rubin, multimedia encaustic painting; Matthew Saxton, oil painting; Jeffrey Spring, photography; and Rodrica Tilley, pastel painting. 5 - 8 p.m. Meet the Artists. Open Wed.- Sat. from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment. Through Saturday, August 17. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104,

Ideas and education

WESTMINSTER Living Earth Action Group: "Meetings with Remarkable Humans" - An Evening with Rolland Smith: Smith has over 50 years of broadcast and television production experience. He was a news anchor for WCBS-TV and WWOR-TV in New York. His skills as an anchorman, commentator, reporter, writer and producer have earned him numerous honors. He's the recipient of 11 Emmy awards. He also writes a blog on topics of interest from poetry to politics at Among his notable accomplishments, he anchored the international broadcast of the 1985 "Live Aid" concert for over 11 hours to an audience in excess of two billion viewers in 107 countries. Tonight he will share his stories and poetry. Local chef and VT legislator Tristan Toleno will provide a barbecue dinner. The Living Earth Action Group was founded in 2017 by Caitlin Adair. They meet weekly in a congenial and caring circle of neighbors, friends and guests to discover, investigate and discuss all matters related to the health of our living Earth, including all beings who live on her, and then to take action when possible to promote the well-being of all. 5 p.m. Dinner available for purchase from 5:30 - 7 p.m. By donation. All proceeds will go to the Church. Westminster First Congregational Church, Main St. Information: 802-722-4148; Click to e-mail for more information.


BRATTLEBORO Baroque Jazz Acoustic 12 String Guitar with Burrie: Acoustic guitar in a variety of styles from Jazz and Baroque to Blues and Folk. 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.

GRAFTON Kevin Parry: Blues and other classics on guitar and vocals. 6:30 - 9 p.m. at Phelps Barn. Free. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-843-2248 or

PUTNEY Yellow Barn Concert: Kalevi Aho, Quintet for Basson and String Quartet. Hans Werner Henze, Being Beauteous. Gabriel Fauré, Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op.45. J.S. Bach, "It is finished" from Behold, let us go up to Jerusalem, BWV159. 8 p.m. $30, $25 seniors, $15 students. Yellow Barn, 49 Main St. Tickets:, 802-387-6637.

Farmers' markets

WEST TOWNSHEND Farmers Market, Pizza, Music with Slow Pony: Great vendors, pizza baked in the outdoor oven. Buy your plant starts, fresh greens, local produce, meats, bread, ferments, maple syrup and other groceries. Crafts and local treats. Followed by wood-fired pizza and traditional Celtic music. All ages. Sponsored by The West River Community Project, a nonprofit Center dedicated to promoting agricultural, economic, and social activities of the West River Valley. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Market; 5 - 7:30 p.m. Pizza and Music. Through Friday, October 11. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Glow in the Dark Teen Night: We'll make glowing T-shirts and play games to win prizes. Dinner will be served. 5 - 6 p.m. dinner; 6:30 p.m. t-shirts, games. Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St. Information: 802-254-5990; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO TGIF Morning Matinee - "Magic by George": Exciting magic, lots of audience participation, and amusing family humor. For young and old alike. Presented by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Theater. (Rain location: Nelson Withington Skating Facility). Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS Bellows Falls 3rd Friday: Art, Music, Literary Events, Food, and late-night Shopping. 4 - 8 p.m. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information:

Community meals

WESTMINSTER WEST Community Summer BBQ Night: Chef Tristan Toleno will prepare his home-smoked Vermont Pork Sliders, home-smoked Vermont Beef with a Montreal Seasoning Rub, Grilled "Pinchito" Tofu Kebobs (vegan), and combo plates. For sides, you can enjoy Corn on the Cob, Heirloom Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Potato Salad (all vegan) and cornbread. Tristan will bring his signature Ginger-Mint Lemonade and seltzers to drink, and will offer Homemade Maple Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches for dessert. This is the Church's annual fundraiser. 5-7:30 p.m. Weather permitting, we'll eat out on the lawn so bring chairs or blankets if you wish. Cost varies based on what is ordered - $10 to $12 more or less. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information:

W. HALIFAX Halifax Senior Meal: Hamburger, Cheese Burger, Hot Dogs, Rolls, Macaroni Salad, Homemade Baked Beans, Chips, Dessert. 12 noon. Free. Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Rd. Call Joan to reserve: 802-368-7733.



July 2019