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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Shakespeare's "As You Like It": This musical adaptation calls for a large diverse community in the forest of Arden - a welcoming group of exiles, refugees, and country-folk - who live, sing, eat, dance and give thanks together. Featuring an original folk-pop score by virtuoso Vermonter Shaina Taub, Dir. Rebecca Waxman has recruited members of the NEYT community - parents, alumni, faculty, and staff - to participate in the production and help illustrate the inclusive, joyous world of the play. 8/2, 8/3, 8/6-8/10: 7 p.m.; 8/3-8/4, 8/10: 2 p.m. Through Saturday, August 10. $15, $13 seniors, $11 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. $10, $7 seniors and students. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Tickets:,


MARLBORO Marlboro Music 2019 Festival: Beethoven: Quintet for Piano & Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16 - Mitchell Kuhn, oboe; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Marlene Ngalissamy, bassoon; Yevhen Churikov, horn; Eric Lu, piano. Britten: Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, Op. 51 - Rebecca Printz, alto; Daniel McGrew, tenor; Lydia Brown, piano. Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97, B. 180 - Alina Kobialka & Abigail Fayette, violin; Tanner Menees & Kim Kashkashian, viola; Christine J. Lee, cello. 2:30 p.m. $15 to $40. Marlboro College Persons Hall, 2582 South Rd. Tickets: 802-254-2394,

PUTNEY Traditional Quebecois and Newfoundland Acoustic Music: Yann Falquet and Keith Murphy are masters of contemporary Celtic guitar, representing the compelling textures, harmonies, and rhythms that the guitar has brought to traditional songs and instrumentals since the Celtic music revival in the 1970s. As singers, they bring a rich blending of the Franco and Anglo song traditions. Yann comes with a wealth of songs from the French Canadian tradition. He's best known for his work with the Quebecois trio, Genticorum, with whom he's been a driving force since the group's inception. He also performs with his wife and cellist, Natalie Haas and alongside fiddler Alasdair Fraser and multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan. Keith is a traditional singer and brings a song repertoire filled with gems from his native Newfoundland as well as Quebec and his current home, VT. He was a founding member of the ground breaking trio, Nightingale, and is the artistic director of the Brattleboro Music Center's Northern Roots Festival. In a new collaboration, Yann and Keith create a fresh new sound of open tuned guitars along with mandolin and mandola for an exciting mix of traditional songs. 7:30 p.m. $16 ($18 at door). Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information:

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.

Local history

DUMMERSTON Dummerston Historical Society: Explore genealogies, view photographs of past exhibits, search scrapbooks, and discover the many artifacts in the Society’s collection. Albums featuring Houses of Dummerston, Slab Hollow, Dummerston Center, West Dummerston Village, Authors of Dummerston and many others available for viewing and discussion. This is a great opportunity for children, parents and grandparents to visit the Historical Society. 2 - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, September 1. Free. Dummerston Historical Society, Dummerston Center. Information: 802-254-9311.

Community building

VERNON Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social: Delicious hand-cranked ice cream will be made and served at no charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and spend a relaxing afternoon exploring the Museum and learning some interesting facts about Vernon's history. The Museum's main building includes a one-room schoolhouse built around 1848. It contains an original schoolroom, farmhouse kitchen, farm tools, local artifacts, and a large collection of photographs. The adjacent annex building features a buggy, lumber wagon, farm-related equipment and tools, and a portion of the former North Vernon Post Office. Hosted by the Vernon Historians and the Southern Vermont Young Professionals. 1 - 4 p.m. Free. Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: 802-257-4675; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Living Earth Potluck Picnic: We want to make our community stronger by knowing one another, building this web of connection and support, building our action networks, and strengthening each of our abilities to tune in and fit in to the web where we are called. We want to strengthen this vibrant network of people who want to build a better future for all life on this planet. We know this involves a variety of approaches to change, loads of intersectionality, and solidarity between movements that are often separated. We honor the importance of our unique and distinct groups and identities as well as our connections as parts of a larger struggle to honor life and courage over fear and profit/theft. So, let's gather together! Climate activists from Southeastern VT planned this picnic/potluck to bring together folks working on climate justice locally and regionally so that we can get to know one another and strengthen the ties of this web that will be all the more important as we move forward through this critical moment in earth's story. 4 - 7 p.m. at the Pavillion. Bring food or non-alcoholic drink to share if you can - come even if you can't bring anything. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: RSVP appreciated:

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

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.



August 2019