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WESTMINSTER WEST Village Harmonites: This is a wonderfully spirited group of of 15 teen singers, mostly first time Village Harmonites. They will be presenting South African songs and dances, traditional music from Lithuania, Georgia and Occitania, and American songs of struggle and resistance. Led by Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Sora Harris-Vincent, and Emma Rothman. 3 p.m. $5 to $15 sliding scale. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 413-628-4568.

ROCKINGHAM The Comtu Trio - Early American Music: Featuring Kathi Byam on flute, Miranda Bohl on cello, and Karen Engdahl on violin and keyboard. 3 p.m. Free (donations go to the musicians). Rockingham Meeting House, Meeting House Rd. (off Rte 103). Information: 802-463-3964 x 112,

W. DOVER The Miles Band: Mix of classic Funk, Soul, and Rock and Roll. 2 - 4 p.m. (Rain location: Dover Town Hall). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

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.


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.

NEWFANE Meditation Retreat: Start the day off with an all levels yoga class, followed by a Buddhist-inspired discussion over a healthy, vegetarian meal. Spend time enjoying the gardens, relaxing by the pool, heading out for a hike or treat yourself to a deeply relaxing 20-minute chair massages performed by local massage therapist Alison Trowbridge. End the day with a SPA Yoga movement and meditation that will have you floating home feeling refreshed and renewed. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. $150 (additional fee for massage - 6 slots - register in advance). Newfane Yoga, 548 Vt Rt 30. Information: 802-380-4133; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

GUILFORD Green River Day - Picnic and Activities: Potluck picnic. Bring a chair and a dish to share. Beverages and dessert provided. Timber Crib Dam, Covered Bridge & Fish Ladder Presentation. Green River History Talk & Walk. Lifetime resident Addie Minott will share stories and photos of Green River Village. How Clean Is the Green River? Watch how the water is tested and look under the rocks for insects that tell stories about water quality. Beaver Walk: Join a tour of the beaver meadows upstream. Conservation Walk. Take a guided walk down "Sheppie's Meadow," the conserved land just south of Green River Village. Bridge to Bridge Bike Ride. Join a guided bike ride from the covered bridge to 10-Mile Bridge in MA (12 miles round trip). Swimming at the Dam. Hosted by the Green River Village Preservation Trust and the Green River Watershed Alliance. 12 noon: Potluck. 1-3:30 p.m: Activities. Stay later and enjoy a swim above or below the dam. Rain or shine. Free. Green River, Green River Road/Jacksonville Stage Road.

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 about 2,500 pounds of free produce last summer. Edible Brattleboro is fully volunteer run. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, money) are not required, but graciously accepted. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays (also at the Brattleboro Co-op, rear parking lot.). Through Sunday, October 27. All produce is free (bring your own bags). Turning Point, 39 Elm St. To help out or for more info: Marilyn:,


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


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION Nonviolent Direct Action Training with Extinction Rebellion and the Climate Disobedience Center: Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA) is a powerful tool for social change. Through role plays and exercises, we will learn the importance of collective action and its connection to collective liberation, the basics of NVDA theory, creative tactics for shutting things down to open them up, and legal factors to consider, all with a focus on how to use NVDA strategically within a campaign. This is a great training for all those looking to plan impactful actions or move their campaigns to the next level - especially for those planning actions for the Global Climate Strike Week of Action Sept. 20-27 with 350Vermont, Climate Disobedience Center, Extinction Rebellion, and allied groups. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 to $75 sliding scale (no one will be turned away). Bugbee Center, 262 N. Main St. Information: 802-869-2141,



August 2019