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Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Lunar New Year Festival & Potluck: Organized by the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont, this annual celebration features activities for all ages, including paper lantern-making, Chinese songs, Korean rope tug, t'ai chi, a Vietnamese dragon dance, and much more. 1 - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO The Great Composers: ""In Search of Beethoven": Developed by Seventh Art Productions, which also produces the popular Exhibition on Screen series. Written and directed by Phil Grabsky and narrated by Juliet Stevenson, the films explore each musician in phenomenal depth, including readings of their own letters and the insights of historians and musicologists. Each film is accompanied by performances of the composers' work brought to life by the world's leading orchestras and musicians. "In Search of Beethoven" addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure, battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his "immortal beloved" but remained unmarried. It delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting. 4 - 6:20 p.m. $12, $6 students. Tickets available at door. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information:


BELLOWS FALLS Gibson - "Outsider Folk": 7 p.m. No cover; tipping encouraged. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Northern Roots Festival - Pub Sessions: Series of boisterous participatory sessions - pub singing, French Canadian and Irish tune jamming. 1 - 5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. McNeills Brewery, 90 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-2553; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Northern Roots Festival - Family Dance and Concert: 3 - 5:30 p.m. $5 ($20 max.). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS The Knights of Columbus - Throw Contest: Open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of January 1. Proof of age required. 12:15 p.m. doors open for registration and competition. Free. Bellows Falls Union High School, 406 High School Rd. Information: John James: 802-463-4923.


PUTNEY Heading for Extinction And What To Do About It: Concerned about climate change and not sure what to do about it? Join us for a presentation about Extinction Rebellion, the international, apolitical climate movement that is using non-violent direct action to enact change. This talk takes about one hour with optional Q&A time afterward. Find out about the many ways you can join the climate movement. Maria and Ward Ogden, presenters. 3 - 4 p.m. with optional Q&A time afterward. Childcare possible with advance notice: Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2020