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The written word

PUTNEY Reading and Writing the Marvelous But Often Overlooked Short Story: Two-part class on reading and writing the short story taught by Putney Library Writer-in-Residence Michelle Blake and novelist and short-story writer Dennis McFarland. In the first class, McFarland guides us through his newest story, "Bucksaw," (which appears in the Summer 2019 issue of "The American Scholar"). He will focus on narrative structure, character development, point-of-view, and questions of what makes a story a story. 7/24: Part 1, 7:30 p.m. (7/31: Part 2, w/ Putney Library Writer-in-Residence Michelle Blake). All stories are available at the library the week before. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

DOVER Genealogy Research "How To": Jerry Carbone, genealogist of Whetstone Brook Genealogy, and former director at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, presents this lecture on genealogical databases. 12 noon. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GREENFIELD Wheelhouse Karaoke: Sing your favorite classics. 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. DOVER Social Medication: . 6 - 8 p.m. (Rain location: next door in tent behind Dover Forge Restaurant). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,


BRATTLEBORO African Drum & Dance classes with Ult and Tara: Learn to play the high-energy dance music of West Africa. Ult will touch on the foundations of technique for playing the djembe, and then learn a series of phrases that go with a traditional song. Tara teaches the basic style of African dance as well as traditional dances from Mali, Guinea, and Senegal, West Africa. The class emphasizes community, self-expression and the joy of movement. 6-7 p.m. drum class (drums available); 7:15-8:45 p.m. dance class - all levels, wear clothes you can move in and bring a water bottle (accompanied by live drumming). $10 to $12 (drum class); $15 to $20 (dance class) - sliding scales. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Time for a good laugh with Bill Pearson: Bring your jokes and sense of humor. We'll have some fun for a change. 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.


NEWFANE Fluid Vinyasa and Live Music : Join Holly Bertram for Fluid Vinyasa accompanied by Dave Schottland, one of Village Yoga's practitioners, off his mat and on his guitar. All levels class. The yoga practice will be enhanced by ambient, meditative sounds with the influence of classic eastern ragas. 6 - 7:15 p.m. $18, plus suggested $5 donation for the music artist. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; 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.



July 2019