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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, August 

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Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE Rock River Players - "Nickel and Dimed": By Joan Holden, based on Barbara Ehrenreich's book of the same title. Vicky Santiesteban leads; John Moran directs. Ehrenreich chronicles her journey across America as she tries to live on minimum wage. Contains adult language. 8/1-8/3: 7 p.m., 8/4: 3 p.m. Through Sunday, August 4. $10, $7 seniors and students. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Tickets: verbatimvt@gmail.com, www.rockriverplayers.org.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Character Development": Timothy Segar discusses his exhibit, which consists of steel sculptures on view outside the Museum (through 11/5) and works on paper displayed in the South Gallery (through 9/23). He says: "My practice as an artist has hinged on the dynamic between my two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. In both, the metaphors revolve around the interaction of individuals in groups and the drama of active forms.". 7:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

SAXTONS RIVER Photographs by Ea Maples and Marek Jagoda - "Hush of the Footlights": This couple has explored historic buildings, including abandoned theaters, throughout New England as they documented their architecture and captured the creativity of mezzanines, stages, powder rooms, balconies and foyers built in a time when beauty mattered more than functionality. Also on view are their photographs of Main Street Arts theater performances. . Through Friday, August 16. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Open Mic for Musicians - Hosted by Kevin Parry: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. every Thurs. through the summer (Performers receive 50% off their meal). Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Sign-up in advance: 802-257-7563, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Weekly Mid-Day Meditation: Create more peace and relaxation in your life by learning how to meditate. Vera Riley has been meditating for nearly 25 years and looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you through instruction and practice. Vera has studied different meditation types, such as Zen, with several teachers including Shinzen Young and, currently, Soryu Forall. 1 - 1:30 p.m. every Thurs. (Bring a meditation cushion, seat, or mat.). Free to all. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Regular practice improves balance, promotes correct posture and good health. Classes are paced for seniors combining qigong energy exercises with basic movements. 9 - 10 a.m. beginners; 10 - 11 a.m. ongoing, intermediate. $2 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Origami: Gail Martin will teach ages 7 and up the basics of origami with some simple confidence builders, including a coyote (to howl at the moon) and a little rocket for this summer's theme of SPACE. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290 x 1210, cr@brookslibraryvt.org.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Community Meal: Sponsored by Senior Solutions, the food is prepared by the Townshend Dam Diner's Chef Stephanie. All are welcome. Take-out available. 12 noon. $4 suggested donation ($3.50 ages 60 and up). Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.

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