CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Union High School Music Dept. - "Oliver!": The book, music, and lyrics of this musical by Lionel Bart are based on the Charles Dickens novel, "Oliver Twist." Join Oliver as he navigates London's underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and, most importantly, for love. 2/13: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., 2/14: 7 p.m., 2/15: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. $6. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Tickets: 802-451-3407, buhs.wsesdvt.org.
BRATTLEBORO Group Exhibition: Painters, Printmakers, Collage Artists, Basket Makers, Metal Workers, Glass Blowers: Over 30 artists. 2/22: Artist reception, 5 - 7 p.m. Open Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Through Sunday, April 12. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Opening Celebration: "Ask the River": At a time of human-driven climate change and vulnerability, Ask the River is a community art and creative placemaking project, part of an ongoing collaboration by artists Elizabeth Billings, Evie Lovett, and Andrea Wasserman. The initiative is designed to empower viewers to reconnect with the Connecticut River and its watershed. Community-made cyanotype postcards immerse visitors in the flow and patterns of the river. Viewers are encouraged to write messages on the postcards and place them within the exhibit. Postcards will be sent to the addressed recipients at the end of the exhibit. Ask The River becomes a call and response, merging many different perspectives on the river through images and words. 11 a.m. Exhibit will be on view through 3/7. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Valentine's Day Dance: Dance to the "Corvettes" band. The kitchen will be open with food for sale. 6 - 8 p.m. $5 cover. Brattleboro Eagles Club, 54 Chickering Dr. Information: 802-254-2076.
BRATTLEBORO Bobby Watson & Horizon: Watson, on saxophone, will be joined by Rising Stars Jazz Award-winner Giveton Gelin on trumpet and a rhythm section comprised of members of the original group: pianist Edward Simon, bassist Carroll V. Dashiell, and legendary drummer Victor Lewis. 8 - 10:30 p.m. (doors open 7:15 p.m.). $15 to $40 (sliding scale). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: Tickets: 802-254-9088 x 1, www.vtjazz.org.
W. MARLBORO Southern Vermont Natural History Museum Annual Open House: This year we'll feature opportunities to learn about the wild critters who call our back yards and local woodlots home. Live animals, Fish and Wildlife biologists, a tracking walk, wildlife photography, storytelling, kids activities and more will provide something for all ages. Snacks available with proceeds benefiting the Food Fund for our live education animals. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Bonfire behind the Vermont Distillery Bldg.). Free. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT Route 9. Information: 802-464-0048, www.facebook.com/events/2463991177173362.
BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm - Snowshoes and Sweethearts: Adventure together this Valentine's Day weekend in a Vermont winter wonderland! Enjoy a softly lit guided hike on the Nature Trail followed by a romantic campfire with cheese and chocolate fondue. Snowshoes included, hiking poles encouraged. Dress for adventure. Vermont craft beer, hard cider, and wine available for purchase. 5 - 7 p.m. (Also 2/16). $35. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Pre-registration required: www.retreatfarm.org/events-workshops/snowshoes-sweethearts.
BRATTLEBORO Retreat Farm - Winter Playground: Winter adventure awaits! Join us on the Farm for guided snowshoe walks, campfires with homemade marshmallows, face painting, Abenaki storytelling, farm animals, and more. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Through Sunday, February 23. Varies. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: www.retreatfarm.org/winterplayground.
WILMINGTON Author C.S. Wurzberger - "K.I.S.S.e.s. for Awesome Animals": Make an impact and become a champion for conservation. Meet Alma the Amazon, a parrot from the rainforest of South America, and Cory the Cockatoo from Australia. Discover how they live, what they eat, and who talks the most. Wurzberger, aka The Conservation Supergirl, is a wildlife conservation coach, educator, podcaster, and social entrepreneur. She is also the Founder and Director of Awesome Animal Academy. 4:30 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Medicare Class: 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Offered by Senior Solutions. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Annual Pet Adoption Event: Every pet deserves a loving home. Help pets from our local humane societies and rescues find happy forever homes. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Buddys A Pets Store, 76 Cotton Mill Hill. Information: 802)579-1616.
WESTMINSTER Windham 4 State Representatives Nader Hashim and Mike Mrowicki: The 2020 Legislative Session picking up momentum. Hashim and Mrowicki share updates and want to hear constituent concerns. 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Westminster Institute, 3534 Route 5. Information: If you are unable to attend, you can contact your Rep at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.windham4.net.
TOWNSHEND Free - Karaoke and Supper: Hosted by Community Hope & Action of Townshend. If you can, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Event is substance free and open to people of all ages from all towns. 5 - 6 p.m. supper, 6 - 8 p.m. karaoke. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4700, www.facebook.com/events/1066852523667107.
SAXTONS RIVER Re-Form Arted Boxes: Design and make a decoupage art box to store treasures or give as a gift under the direction of MSA director and artist Heather Geoffrey. All that is needed for the class are favorite images cut from magazines, photos, or old calendars. All ages and experience levels. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $45 (scholarship assistance available). Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.