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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Shoot The Moon presents "White Rabbit/Red Rabbit": Evan O'Sullivan performs 9/27. No set, no director, no rehearsals, a different actor every night. Nassim Soleimanpour's "playful, enigmatic and haunting solo show" - New York Times. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, September 28. $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST CHESTERFIELD "The Time of My Life": Do we ever really know when we are truly happy? That is the question beneath English playwright Alan Ayckbourn's fast-paced family comedy. He draws scathing portraits of people leading dull, mechanical lives, who every day somehow straddle the line between comedy and farce. At three separate restaurant tables, scenes continuously shift back and forth from Present to Past to Future, cleverly revealing all the family secrets and foibles. As seen through this filter of Time, this seemingly normal family's back-stabbing attacks on each other, their overbearing strengths and debilitating weaknesses/infidelities, and disappointing children are revealed through awkward fits, situational misconceptions, and flailing arguments as the audience pieces together a recognizable tale of a family's pride and prejudices. Cast: Mo Hart, Bruce Holloway, Heather Martell, Tyler Strickland, Harral Hamilton, Sadie Fischesser and Sherman Morrison. Directed by Sam Pilo. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Through Saturday, September 28. $15 (reservations recommended). Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Information: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Marie Procter. 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Motherload" Film Screening: "Motherload" is a crowd-sourced documentary about a new mother's quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008. Hauling babies via car was not only unsustainable but took the freedom and adventure out of life, and Liz felt trapped. She Googled "family bike" and uncovered a global movement of people replacing cars with cargo bikes: long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Free. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: 802-490-2270, VermontClimateStrike.org.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212, education@brattleborofoodcoop.coop.

Well-being

TOWNSHEND Hatha Yoga Class: Move through a series of standard yoga poses with coordinated breathing exercises for the benefit of mind, body and spirit. Mats and blocks provided. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. every Friday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649, gracecottage.org.

WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-254-2675, www.manitouproject.org.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: Social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza every week! Open to the public. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Critical Mass Strike by Bike: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information: VermontClimateStrike.org.

BRATTLEBORO Write for Climate: Join Abby Mnookin, Robin MacArthur, Lissa Schneckenburger, and Corey DiMario to Write for Climate - a collaboration between Mother Up!, Families Rise Up for Climate Action, 350 Vermont, and Word House. As Robin says, "In this rapidly shifting world, we need all kinds of warriors using all kinds of skills to help keep this planet livable for future generations. Open to all who want to use words to fight, grieve, protect, reflect or re-imagine. All writing genres welcome - this group has generated climate-themed letters to the editor, poems, essays and pieces of fiction.". 9 - 11 a.m. (Hooker Dunham patio and Dianich Gallery). Free. Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: www.wordhousebrattleboro.com.

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