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Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery - "Art for All" Seasonal Group Show (Online and In Person): Offering 154 original artworks from 25 local artists in 19 distinct mediums and with many works offered for $25 to $100. Artists: Clare Adams, Penelope Arms, Lucy Bergamini, Zoee Blossom, Robert Burch, Jean Cannon, Spaulding Dunbar, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Alexandra Fraser, Kim Grall, Deedee Jones, Carol Keiser, Nicholas Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Jeanne McMahan, Lisa McNealus, Pat McPike, Susan McNulty, Charles Norris-Brown, MC Noyes, Phyllis Rosser, Matthew Saxton, Gretchen Seifert, Chris Sherwin, Jeffery Spring. Shopping Local is made even more eventful with the Gallery's reopening to walk-in visitors!. 6 p.m. Join the Virtual Gallery Event on 11/20 - Bellows Falls 3rd Friday Gallery Night - live on Facebook. To raise awareness and money for public art, the Gallery is donating 1% of profits given to a fund for the maintenance of existing public art in The Town of Rockingham. Through Saturday, January 23. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Gallery open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wed. - Sat. 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Third Annual Emerging Artist Festival - Concerts, Interviews, Videos (Online): Pasquale Grasso Trio featuring vocalist Samara Joy, Italian guitarist Pasquale Grasso, and saxophonist-composer Lakecia Benjamin. These 5-minute videos of young musicians were prepared by colleges/high schools/youth jazz ensembles/ independent young artists and show strategies young artists use to continue their creative work during the pandemic. Concert follows. 11/20: 7:30 p.m. Videos. 8 p.m. Concert: Shania Smith (Dartmouth College), Pasquale Grasso Trio: Pasquale Grasso (guitar), Neal Miner (bass), Keith Balla (drums); Featured Artist: Samara Joy McLendon; 9:10 p.m. Interview/ Conversation with Samara Joy, Pasquale Grasso Trio, and VJC Dir. Eugene Uman. (Also see 11/21). Through Saturday, November 21. Free (donations help offset production costs and bring further programs to the public from VJC). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.


LONDONDERRY Ayurveda (Room or via Zoom): Join Lini Mazumdar and Kate Logan for a series of 6 interactive classes which will explore and glean the wisdom of Ayurveda to keep us healthy and sane through the winter. Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means "The Science of Life." Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India over 5,000 years ago and is often called the "Mother of All Healing." The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy. Lini and Kate will guide you through simple lifestyle practices based on diet, rest, exercise and meditation. They will support you in applying these daily practices so you can witness the profound changes in your physical body, emotional makeup and mental well-being. 11 - 12 noon. Series continues on Fridays: 12/11, 1/8/2021, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9. Check out the website for specific monthly topics. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Information: 802-824-4343; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

Criminal Case Expungement (Phone Call/Online): Expunging Vermonters' criminal records is a vital tool for increasing access to jobs, housing, and education. It gives people a fresh start by providing the opportunity to be a part of their community, to get a job, to further their education, and to provide for their families. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. VT Legal Aid, Code for BTV, and the Windham County State's Attorney host this clinic which focuses on expunging criminal charges/convictions from Windham County and is open to the public by phone appointment. You'll need access to: a phone (landline or mobile); internet; and a computer or smartphone to download a free app to electronically sign documents. When scheduling a clinic appointment, Legal Aid provides guidance on downloading the free app and help identifying free public Wi-Fi hotspots, if needed. If you don't have access to necessary technology on day of the clinic, we'll mail you documents to sign. Phone Call. Information: Call 802-503-0005 x 255 to schedule your free appointment today.



November 2020