CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, August
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.
BRATTLEBORO Artist Talk with Barbara Takenaga - "Looking at Blue": Takenaga describes her work as both abstract and narrative. The artist begins with faux abstract-expressionist backgrounds of poured and dripped paint, then uses a labor-intensive approach of applying dots, tracings, outlining, and painting around splashes. The central feature of this exhibit consists of four large swaths of digitally printed wallpaper with hand-painted additions. BMAC Chief Curator Mara Williams calls this "a full-body experience," adding, "We are enveloped by a sacred or cosmic, or simply mysterious, space—a space of awe and wonder, where the enormity of a universe with no edges or boundaries can be not just imagined but felt." She also moderates the talk, which will be followed by a Q&A. 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.
WILMINGTON "Southern Vermont's Changing Wildlife Through Time - Illustrated with Live Animals": Did you know that some birds and animals that Native Americans and early settlers encountered in Vermont are no longer here? You probably know about wolves and passenger pigeons, but there were others. And did you realize that some wild animals and birds that we think of as common were unusual or not present at all several hundred years ago? What are they? Speaker: Mike Clough, Managing Dir. of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. The talk is this year's annual summer meeting of the Hogback Mountain Conservation Assn. 7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Talk. Kids are welcome. Free. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Malcolm Fogg Band: This local musical trio will play cover songs and homegrown songs of soft rock supper club-style. Featuring Jon Farnum, front man rhythm acoustic guitar and vocals; RJ Phillips on tenor guitar; and Caroline Naberezny on bass and backup vocals. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GREENFIELD Creaction Latin Big Band: Salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, son, and bolero styles. This in-house, 20-piece big band features Frances Rahaim. These talented and spirited Latin players come from all over New England to rehearse here. Open dance floor. 8 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Families United: This peer group is open to parents, foster parents, children, siblings grandparents, etc. and strong allies who have been affected by DCF and want to help make a change. This is a safe, confidential, and supportive space. Members share experiences, build relationships, discuss resources, and organize to influence change in DCF, family court, and the legislative system. If you're able, bring something to share at our ongoing potluck gathering. We'll also pass the hat. Childcare provided on site with notice. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Donations welcome. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each week. Bring a yoga mat. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO Free Yoga for Brattleboro Co-op Shareholders at Bodhifit: Brattleboro Co-op shareholders can take this moderate heat, all levels Vinyasa Flow yoga class with Kristin. Please arrive early. 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. (1st Wed. of every month). Bodhifit, 22 High St. Cancellations, non-shareholder pricing: www.bodhifit.net.