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W. DOVER Wyld Nightz: Classic rockin' party music for folks who love to dance. 2 - 4 p.m. (Rain location: next door in tent behind Dover Forge Restaurant). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

GUILFORD Wendy's Jazz Soiree: Jazz vocalist Samirah Evans with Franz Robert, pianist, and Michael Zsoldos on saxophone. 7 p.m. $15 to $20 at door. Wendys Soiree. Information: Address and directions: 802-254-6189.

ROCKINGHAM "Third Sunday" : Musical series continues featuring Claremont, NH, residents Andy and Lois Buchan performing music for fife and drum. Much of this music is drawn from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, although there is also a repertoire of more modern tunes. 3 p.m. (3rd Sun. through Sept.). Free (Donations will go to the musicians). Rockingham Meeting House, Meeting House Rd. (off Rte 103). Information: 802-463-3964 x; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GRAFTON Grafton Cornet Band: The band keeps its original 1867 name even though all wind instruments are now included. Any band player is welcome to play along with the band - just wear a white shirt and come to the rehearsal at 4 p.m. (an hour before the concert). Bring chairs or a blanket for comfort and maybe a picnic. The band's new director, Glen D'Eon, is New Hampshire's 2017 Distinguished Music Educator of the Year, recognizing his success as Director of Bands at Fall Mountain Regional High School. 5 p.m. on the lawn (Rain location: Grafton Community Church). Free. Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Cmn. Information: 802-843-2404; Click to e-mail for more information.

MARLBORO Jorg Widmann featured as Composer/Performer on Marlboro Music's Second Weekend of Concerts: 7/20: Widmann's Octet for strings, clarinet, bassoon, and horn, the Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major, and Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir de Florence' for String Sextet. 7/21: Co-Artistic Dir. Mitsuko Uchida will close the program with the Schubert Piano Trio in E-flat Major with violinist Alexi Kenny and cellist Efe Baltacigil. 7/20: 8 p.m., 7/21: 2:30 p.m. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; 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, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Art walks and tours

NEWFANE Rock River Artists' 27th Annual Open Studio Tour : Featuring 17 accomplished artists in a range of media from functional pottery to thread on fabric, inlay to collage: Christine Triebert, photography; Ellen Darrow, pottery; Dan Dewalt, custom furniture; Chris Ericsson, furniture and jewelry; Georgie, oil painting; Richard Foye, raku pottery; Steven Meyer, painting; Roger Sandes, painting and prints; Deidre Scherer, thread on fabric; Matthew Tell, pottery; T. Breeze Verdant, marquetry and inlay; Mary Welsh, collage. Back after a hiatus are Rich Gillis, metal smith, and John Long, artist in wood. Creating a robust showing within the three villages are, new to the RRA scene, Diane Echlin, potter; Carol Ross, functional modern potter; and Peter Erickson, en passant painter. The Tour affords visitors an intimate look at the unique locations where each artist works - in rustic studios down county roads, high up in the hills with stunning views, amidst lush gardens and landscaping, tucked away in the woods, along the river's edge. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to start at the Schoolhouse, where participating artists present a gallery exhibition and maps of artists' locations can be picked up. Then begin your self-guided tour of the studios, all within short driving distance. Free. Old South Newfane Schoolhouse, Auger Hole Rd. and Dover Rd. Information: 802-348-7865,


W. BRATTLEBORO The Compassionate Friends of Brattleboro: Self-help organization for families who have had a child die. Provides highly personal comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up. All immediate family members are welcome including adult siblings. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (usually the 3rd Sunday of every month). Free. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. M. Beverly Miller: 802-490-2326.

Community building

PUTNEY TERRA Collaborative Presents Skills Beyond Expectations - Facilitated Discussion w/ Prof. Meg Mott of Marlboro College: Although construction has gone through a transformation with respect to building design and materials, ideas about who should be doing the actual building work are surprisingly entrenched. Join the TERRA Collaborative team, local builders, and community members as we discuss ways we can support one another to break through these barriers, leverage our collective toolkit to negotiate difficult encounters on the work site, and build a stronger culture of equity in the trades. 4 - 6 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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 Community Circle Dance - Silent Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Cilantro Lockerby. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest": Help-yourself public gardens - harvest whatever is ready. Look for the green flags and instructions on how to harvest. Thanks to the generosity of local farmers and gardeners, Edible Brattleboro distributed approximately 2,500 pounds of free produce last summer. Edible Brattleboro is fully volunteer run. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays (also at the Brattleboro Co-op, rear parking lot.). Through Sunday, October 27. Free (bring your own bags). Turning Point, 39 Elm St. To help out or for more info: Marilyn:,



July 2019