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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Petria Mitchell Artist Talk - "Light and Air": Petria Mitchell uses nature as an initial reference point in her paintings. "This allows me to play with limitless visual possibilities with a thorough appreciation for abstraction. When working with atmosphere and diffused light, I'm able to emphasize my interest in the plasticity of paint, rather than the physics of light. These paintings are a continuation of my exploration into the language of atmosphere and the ethereal world of light and place." This will be the perfect opportunity to hear about her new oil landscapes and to ask questions about her painting techniques and inspiration. Educated at an early age at The National Academy School of Design, NY, and The Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Mitchell has been actively involved with art making for over 50 years. She co-founded Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts which will be celebrating its 5th anniversary by expanding its space and moving to its new upstairs space in the fall. 8/25: Artist Talk, 5 p.m. Through Wednesday, September 25. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Secret Ingredients": Community screening, with discussion and snacks. "Secret Ingredients" shares many powerful stories of people who regained their health after changing to an all organic diet, free of GMOs, Roundup, and other toxic pesticides. Presenter is Lori Schreier. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Canal St. entrance). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Register: 802-246-2821,


W. DOVER Trailer Park: 2 - 4 p.m. (Rain location: Dover Town Hall). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,


PUTNEY Cannabis Harvest Workshop: On July 1, 2018 VT legalized adult personal possession of one ounce of cannabis and allows individuals to cultivate two mature plants and four immature plants per household. Now that the growing season will soon be coming to an end, Pete McMahon, owner of Liquid Sun in Putney, and Brian Berry, expert grower, will teach you how to harvest your crop for best results whether you are a recreational user, starting a cannabis-based business, or are interested solely in the production of cannabis on an educational level. They'll review: When it is time to harvest your crop, How to dry the product without over or under drying to avoid mold, How to cure for best flavor, How to store for best results. Q&A follows. 9 a.m. - 12 noon. $35. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Register:

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.

Community building

VERNON The Vernon Historians - Annual Flower Sale and Raffle: Sale features a selection of plants from Griffin Gardens, including chrysanthemums and other perennials. There also will be a raffle of a "Perennial Garden in a Plant Pot" - heureka (coral bells), thyme, cone flower and lavender. Raffle tickets will be sold inside the Museum, open to visitors as usual. Flower sale is a fundraiser to support the work of the Historians, and monies raised help to pay for producing booklets and programs and for supplies related to the presentation and preservation of local history. 2 - 4 p.m. (Open Sundays through Sept.). Free. Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: Tom Rappaport: 802-254-6856,; Museum:

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 Linda Blake. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,



August 2019