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Performing arts

"SOLOs" Monologues and Poetry filmed on the Hooker-Dunham Stage (Video Premiere Online): Presented by The Rock River Players and Cracked Glass Productions. Includes online "After-Party" with the cast and directors. 7:30 p.m. In addition to the Premiere, there'll be a brief online "After-Party" at 8:15 p.m. celebrating the opening. You're invited to join the cast/team that created the show. Email JonMackVT@gmail.com for links to the YouTube premiere and After-Party. Also available for viewing on BCTV (channel 1075 on Xfinity) and simultaneously on YouTube. Free. Online. Information: For links, free invite to live After-Party, email: mailto:info@hookerdunham.org.

Local history

LONDONDERRY "Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont" (In-Person or Zoom): This book by Yvonne Daley is part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of a multi-faceted phenomenon collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. This is the story of how thousands of young migrants, largely from the cities and suburbs of New York and Massachusetts, turned their backs on 1950s establishment and moved to the back woods and small towns of Vermont, spawning a revolution in lifestyle, politics, sexuality and business practices that had a profound effect on the state. Yvonne offers an inside-look at this movement and discusses the result of how these back-to-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines and utopians changed our previously conservative state and led us to farm to table, Bernie Sanders, and the progressive politics of today. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Meet Yvonne - one of those hippies who moved to VT. She offers an inside look at this movement and discusses the result of how these back-to-landers, political radicals, sexual libertines, and utopians changed our previously conservative state and led us to farm to table, Bernie Sanders, the progressive politics of today. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Call for Zoom link. 802-824-4343; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO 13th Annual LEGO Exhibit: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Masks and social distancing required. Prizes for Creativity and Craftsmanship will be awarded in seven age groups and announced at a virtual Awards Ceremony on 11/14 at 5 p.m. Every contestant will receive a personalized certificate of participation. Sponsored by G.S. Precision, Brattleboro Subaru, and Don Robinson Builder. Through Monday, November 16. Pay-as-you-wish. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: To make a reservation in advance (not required): brattleboromuseum.org/visit.

Community building

Farm to Plate Gathering (Online): (See 11/12). . Online.

Expungement Tele-Clinic: Expungements wipe from your record specific convictions and dismisses charges after a certain period of time has passed. Under VT law, many misdemeanors, 14 felony offenses and all dismissed charges can be expunged. This clinic is hosted by Attorney General T.J. Donovan, Windham County State’s Attorney Tracy Shriver, and Vermont Legal Aid. Both Donovan and Shriver have been strong advocates of expanding access to expungements by increasing the types of offenses that are eligible. This clinic is the latest in a series of expungement clinics that Donovan has co-hosted around the state with state's attorneys and Vermont Legal Aid. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. On day of tele-clinic, Vermonters seeking expungement assistance ideally have access to a telephone (mobile or landline), the internet, and a computer or smartphone that allows them to electronically sign documents. When scheduling clinic appointment, VT Legal Aid will provide instructions on downloading a free app to sign documents, if needed, and identifying free public Wi-Fi hotspots. If you would like to participate in the clinic but do not have access to a computer, smartphone, or the internet, the AG's Office will provide an accommodation by mailing documents to you. All you will need is a telephone. Free. Phone Call. Questions about eligibility for expungement or the clinic, call phone # below: Schedule appointment in advance: VT Legal Aid: 802-503-0005 x 255. More info: vtlawhelp.org/expungement.

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