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Celebrations and festivals

BELLOWS FALLS Big Band Brunch and Dancing: Enjoy a full course brunch (quiche, fruit and cheese board, bacon, baked ham, home fries, pastries and croissants), cash bar, and then dance to the classic big band sounds of the '40s and '50s made popular by Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and Doris Day. Live on-stage performances with regional vocalists Zac Binney and Allie McGahie. Open dancing. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. full-course brunch; 1-3 p.m. on-stage performances and dancing. $15 ($25 couple). Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St. Advance reservations recommended (your call will be returned): 802-463-4054.


W. DOVER Dover Summer Concert Series: The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band: Spicy American musical gumbo with Patty Carpenter, Melissa Shetler, Scott Shetler, Travis Light, Paul Sullivan, and Jeff Costello. 2 - 4 p.m. at the Gazebo. Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information:

MARLBORO Featuring Artistic Directors Mitsuko Uchida & Jonathan Biss & Resident Composer Jorg Widmann's "Versuch uber die Fuge": Marlboro Music Festival: Mozart: Horn Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 407. Yevhen Churikov, horn; Mari Lee, violin; En-Chi Cheng, viola; Samuel Rhodes, viola; Alice Neary, cello. Widmann: Versuch uber die Fuge. Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano; Brian Hong & Alina Kobialka, violin; En-Chi Cheng, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello. Dvorak: Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65. Jonathan Biss, piano; Abigail Fayette, violin; Timotheos Petrin, cello. 2:30 p.m. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Information: Tickets: 802-254-2394,

PUTNEY Julian Gerstin Sextet - 17th annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series: Featuring Caribbean drums, Balkan rhythms, jazz melodies, and a world of imagination. A veteran of African, Latin, and jazz bands, percussionist/composer Gerstin studied and performed traditional music in Martinique and his experiences there form the basis of much of the sextet's music. Anna Patton (clarinet) performs with the band Elixir for contradances and works extensively in Bulgarian music. Don Anderson (trumpet) has performed with the Latin big band Creacion, VT Jazz Center Big Band, and other ensembles. Eugene Uman (piano) has performed with Sonny Fortune, Sheila Jordan, Bobby Sanabria, Bo Diddley and is Exec./Artistic Dir. of the VT Jazz Center. Wes Brown (bass) has worked with jazz luminaries such as Earl "Fatha" Hines, Wadada Leo Smith, and Fred Ho's Afro-Asian Ensemble. Ben James (drums) has worked with John Tchicai, Olatunji, Green Mountain Mambo. 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food available. Every other Sunday through 8/25. Rain location: Next Stage. Through Sunday, August 25. Free (donations accepted). Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,


BRATTLEBORO Annual Family Outing: Meal: Half BBQ chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll. Raffles. Music: Playin' Possum Band. Open to the public. 11 a.m. doors open. 1-3 p.m. food served. 1-5 p.m. band/dancing. $10 for meal and dance ($20 includes raffle ticket), $7 dance only, corn hole tournament (prices vary). Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: Questions: 802-257-0438.

W. DUMMERSTON Hike - Introducing Deer Run Nature Preserve Hiking Trail: The Deer Run Nature Preserve is located on a 287-acre parcel of woodland in the northwest corner of Dummerston and southern Brookline - one of the few remaining large parcels of undeveloped land in the area. It is a designated wildlife corridor, has amazing biodiversity, and will provide essential carbon sequestration into the future. The Green Mountain Conservancy is purchasing and conserving this land and is planning to purchase a second, adjoining, 630-acre parcel. With that purchase, the Deer Run Nature Preserve will span the Putney Mountain Ridge where it meets the West River, with over 3 miles of river frontage. This hike is led by Roger Haydock. 2:30 p.m. Everyone welcome regardless of ability. Full hike is 2.2 miles and takes about 3 hours, however, leaders will take hikers on shorter lengths. As everywhere, there may be ticks, so dress appropriately and bring water. Donations appreciated. Green Mountain Conservancy. Directions: 802-257-0012,

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.

Kids and families

PUTNEY TERRA Collaborative - Putney Farmer's Market Frame Raising: Join the TERRA Collaborative team at the Farmer's Market site to raise the new manager’s market stand and learn more about carbon sequestering agriculture and building techniques. Earth art activities for children. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Extra parking at River Valley Credit Union. Free. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Hit the Road - Last Dance Party: Come be your positive, energetic selves and join us in a wild send-off as Windham Movement Apparel celebrates the end of our time at 2 Elliot Street and the beginning of Going Mobile! There will be great music, a fun atmosphere with clear dance-able floor, and our movement community all together! A potluck area will be set up with some base snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and space for your contributions. 5 - 10 p.m. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information:

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 Brattleboro Conscious Dance: We are a community of intentional beings who practice free-form dance for our individual and collective spiritual awareness, healing, growth, and insight. We collectively create a safe container for a talk-free, improvisational dance practice inspired by ecstatic dance and 5Rhythms. Children are welcome with adult accompaniment provided they are mindful of their impact on others in the space. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2nd, 4th, 5th Sun. of every month. $10. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information:,

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Kaeza Fearn. 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:,

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. The main fundraiser for our non-profit charitable organization supports 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. Marlboro Town House, 510 So. Road, Town Center.


BRATTLEBORO Peace Walk to Vermont Yankee in commemoration of Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day: Walk to the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. This is a project of the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution. 11 a.m. meet at the Co-op. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Local contact Lorie Cartwright: 802-275-8749.



July 2019