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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. $5 adults and teens, free for younger children. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information:

LONDONDERRY Ticks Here, Ticks There - Ticks Everywhere!: Dr. Kenneth Liegner discusses tick migration, diseases that they carry and treatment modalities. His work has focused on the serious morbidity and (occasional) mortality that can eventuate from this aspect of the illness. He has emphasized the urgent need for widespread clinical availability of improved methods of diagnostic testing and for development of improved methods of treatment for Lyme disease in all its stages. He holds the first United States patent issued proposing application of acaricide to deer for area-wide control of deer-tick populations as a means of reducing the incidence of Lyme disease. 1:30 - 3 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Registration encouraged: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO When Are There Too Many Deer In Our Woods?: Vermont Fish & Wildlife deer biologist Nick Fortin will talk about Vermont's deer population and what happens when we have too many deer. Then we will walk through conserved woods where deer have caused serious damage to young trees and other plants. Participants will learn an easy method of monitoring deer impact. 9 a.m. - 12 noon (Field portion takes place at a VT Land Trust-owned property a few miles away). Free. All Souls West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Registration required: 802-246-1502,


MARLBORO Featuring Artistic Directors Mitsuko Uchida & Jonathan Biss & Resident Composer Jorg Widmann's "Versuch uber die Fuge": Marlboro Music Festival: Schumann: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1. David McCarroll & Geneva Lewis, violin; Zhanbo Zheng, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello. Schoenberg: String Trio, Op. 45. Daniel Phillips, violin; Tanner Menees, viola; Alexander Hersh, cello. Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44. Mitsuko Uchida, piano; Geneva Lewis & Alina Kobialka, violin; Tanner Menees, viola; Alice Neary, cello. 8 p.m. (Also see 7/28). $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Information: Tickets: 802-254-2394,

PUTNEY Moxie - Indie Rock Quartet: Described as "non-stop, effervescent fountain of all-original, bubbly, super-danceable, 80s-esque indie rock," Moxie is David Cohen (bass guitar), Leander Holzapfel (lead guitar), Rei Kimura (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Daniel Snyder (drums). The four Brattleboro-area teens formed Moxie in 2017 and won the Youth Services Battle of the Bands that November and then the Windham County's Got Talent competition in January 2018. Ranging in age from 15 to 17, they have already released an album, "The Fall LP," and performed at many regional venues including the Green River Music Festival, the Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival, The Stone Church, Latchis Theater, and the Northampton Music Center. 7 p.m. $10 at door. Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102,,

TOWNSHEND Benefit Concert on the Common: This is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be for sale on site, along with popcorn, baked goods and beverages. All proceeds go to Valley Cares Inc. 5 - 7:30 p.m. (Rain location: Townshend Town Hall). Free. Donations to Valley Cares. Townshend Common.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (Western Ave.): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. music). Through Saturday, October 26. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO StarLab the Portable Planetarium - Experience the night sky come to life: Learn how to locate key stars, constellations, and visible planets with the Montshire Museum of Sciences' astronomer-in-residence and StarLab. 4 sessions in the Children's Room: 11-11:45 a.m., 12-12:45 p.m., 1-1:45 p.m., 2-2:45 p.m. (First 3 sessions are for children 7 and up and their adults. Session 4 is for adults and teens only. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Space is limited: RSVP required: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Annual Co-op Ice Cream Social: Celebrate summer, community, and enjoy delicious ice cream from our Producer of the Month - Vermont Gelato. 12 noon - 3 p.m. (Rain date 7/28). Free. Whetstone Walkway, 2 Main St. (opposite the Co-op entrance).


NEWFANE Having the Last Word - Writing Your Own Obituary: Deborah Lee Luskin - writer, speaker, educator - tells you how to get the obit you want. 1 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

SWANZEY Ice Cream Social at the Monadnock Birth Center: Enjoy ice cream, toppings, cookies on us. Be entered into a raffle for gift cards. Face painting for the kids. Had a baby with us? Come visit and enjoy some treats. Don't know the Birth Center? Join us for ice cream and a tour of our beautiful facility. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Monadnock Birth Center, Rt.10, 907 W. Swanzey Rd. Information: 603-352-5860; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

PUTNEY TERRA Collaborative - Natural Paints and Finishes: Explore and learn more about clay and lime-based natural finishes. There will be several stations to learn, practice and play. All ages. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (next to Rod's Mobile). Parking available at River Valley Credit Union. $35 to $75 sliding scale donation supports TERRA Collaborative Scholarship Fund. Putney Big Tent, 40 Main St.

BRATTLEBORO "Color Splash" - Batik Workshop: Taking inspiration from the colors and imagery in the exhibit "Ocean's Edge," an exhibition of three artists' depictions of life at the beach (Isca Greenfield-Sanders' elegant layered compositions, David Kapp's collages in the saturated colors of Mexico, and Graham Nickson's paintings of skies and bathers in Maine, Long Island, Nantucket), participants will use a simplified batik technique to make cards to take home as well as small banners (including one that the Museum will keep and display during Gallery Walk on 8/2). This resist-dyeing workshop is open to participants ages 8 and up. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free with regular admission: $8, $6 seniors, $4 students (no admission fee for members and kids under 18). Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration in advance required: 802-257-0124 x 101,


BELLOWS FALLS Wundergroove: Resident DJ Jade spins a diverse mix of dance tunes through the ages. Nightclub dance party atmosphere, great bespoke cocktails all made in-house, inclusive vibe, all welcome, come dance with us. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Kitchen - farm fresh local ingredients international tapas/small plate menu - closes at 9:30.) Monthly. Wunderbar, 22 Rockingham St. Information: 802-489-0289; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 - 8 p.m. beginner session, 8 - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

PUTNEY EKATA! Joining Hands with India: Classical Indian dance performance, traditional food, and more. Proceeds support the work of Marygold Village in Southern India. 2 - 4:30 p.m. By donation. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-4102,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

MARLBORO Marlboro Alliance Benefit - 62nd Annual Summer Sale: Mountains of good used clothing, books, household goods, toys, and a bake sale. This is the main fundraiser for our non-profit charitable organization supporting the Marlboro community with free events, contributions to local service organizations, scholarship and emergency assistance funds, and a newly-established Community Center and Library. 7/27: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. On 7/28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., everything is free but donations are welcome. Through Sunday, July 28. Marlboro Town House, 510 So. Road, Town Center.



July 2019