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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. 8/8-8/9: 7 p.m.; 8/10: 2 p.m. and 7 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.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Evolving in Watercolor": Ali Edelstein, Shelley Geller, Abbie Hatton, Ann Kremers, Gwen Steege, Margaret Weinland, and Elizabeth Whateley. This group formed seven years ago and their paintings have evolved under the direction of Ann Kremers. Also artist Sandra Cunningham showcases "Vermont Landscape," which inspired her artistry, especially the naked beauty of winter. 9 - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri; 12 - 4 p.m. Sat. Through Friday, August 30. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Teen Night - "Thor: Ragnarok" : Pizza and popcorn provided. Teens only. 6:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Woodstock Summer of '94: Not the Music...Just the Scene": After the screening, Tobe Carey will discuss his film, work, and experiences. Presented by CX Silver Gallery in collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library. 7 - 8:30 p.m. Film is intended for mature audiences as there are some scenes of nudity. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO TGIF Morning Matinee - "The Bully Busters": The puppet people are back. The plot is centered around three bully busters whose job it is to catch the bully monsters with the help of the audience. This program teaches kids character building, anger management, and crisis intervention through puppets, music, special effects, and an original "bully rap song." Presented by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 10:30 a.m. at the Rotary Theater. Daycare groups welcome. (Inclement weather location: Withington Skating Facility). Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-254-5808.

BRATTLEBORO Free Friday Samplings - Try Before You Buy - On Sale: Try something new, something seasonal, something on sale. 12 noon - 2 p.m. at the Demo Counter. (Every Fri. in August). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Backyard Breeze Yoga Classes: Holly Bertram hosts her all levels class on the lawn behind the studio. She'll provide extra mats to place underneath your usual mat, citronella candles, a fire, and bug spray too. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Weather dependent - if it's not agreeable outside, class will be held in the studio. $18. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Ro Corbin. 4 - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. (2nd and 4th Fri.). Through Friday, September 27. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Mike Mayer: 802-258-8598,


BRATTLEBORO Boot Camp Circus Show: The intensive short course these adult students took is designed to help them improve their technical abilities as well as their grace and theatricality. Daily classes incorporated group skill training with dance, acrobatics, theater classes, deep stretching, and focused conditioning with apparatus specific training. Each student applies with a specialty in mind and is paired with a professional coach from NECCA to work towards an act at the end of the three weeks. Program Director Aimee Hancock draws together creative explorations and, with the students, developed acts to create this end of program show. 7:30 p.m. $5 at door. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO The Ripple Effects of the Opioid Epidemic: Much of the attention of the opioid addiction epidemic has been focused on a staggering number of deaths it has caused, particularly in rural communities. But it has had many other ripple effects that could be felt for years - from how it has torn apart families to how it has affected police, EMTs, health workers and local businesses. Presented by Randy Rieland. 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.


BRATTLEBORO The Homeless Revolution - Speaking/Protest event: The focus will be on obtaining a voice for the homeless. We the homeless believe that the homeless problem cannot be solved without the homeless being a part of the solution. There will be stories told by the homeless as well as a vision presented for solving this very difficult issue. All are welcome. Hosted by Homeless Place. 4:20 - 6 p.m. Municipal Building, 230 Main St.

BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What you can do in addition to attending the vigils: If you are a TD depositor, change banks. Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bio-region in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. Signs provided. TD Bank, 215 Main St.



August 2019