CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
NEWFANE Author Peter Rusastsy reads from "The Boxman: An Epic Saga": This story takes place in part in South Newfane. 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Artist Reception/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 Wildlife in Winter - The Small and Speedy: Join Bonnyville Environmental Education Center's naturalist Patti Smith. We begin in the basement of the winter world with a look at the mammals that survive mainly beneath the snow: shrews, moles, mice and voles. Learn about the subnivean realm and how these animals meet their needs there. We move from below the snow to the arboreal realm, the home of four species of tree squirrels. The final pair in this grouping are the eastern cottontail and the snowshoe hare. Which of these has the most sensitive tactile organ? Which sings to woo a mate? In the field we will look for tunnels, middens, latrines, and tracks. Don’t overlook this often under-appreciated set of creatures. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - classes may run later (Continues 3/28). $30 per session/$20 BEEC members. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Register: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians): The music of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been described as "hillbilly-Floyd," "folk-pop," "alt-country," "roots-rock," "surreal Americana" - a clear indicator of its singular uniqueness. The quartet's melodic avant-folk joins an instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin) in addition to standard rock regalia along with styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, the music is uplifting, empowering, fun. Joziah Longo (lead vocals, guitars, harmonica), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, uke, theremin, melodica), Sharkey McEwen (guitars, mandolin, backing vocals), Felipe Torres (drums, percussion), Bob Torsello (bass). Bandleader and songwriter Longo, (known for tall tales and philosophizing), has written two musicals with Broadway legend Theodore Mann, headlined at Carnegie Hall, and was the first American musician invited to perform in mainland China in the early '90's ending a decade-long ban on Western music. 7:30 p.m. $22 in advance, $26 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Lunch menu and live music with Vibrant Ensemble. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Bring shopping bags or buy ours. Music: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the lunch cafe. Through Saturday, March 28. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org.
BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum - Trump and Malignant Narcissism: In 2019, Harvard psychiatry professor Lance Dodes diagnosed President Trump as a "malignant narcissist." Two and a half years earlier Dr. John D. Gardner of Johns Hopkins University concluded the same. In this presentation, local psychiatrist Dr. Neil Senior will provide clinical definitions for the characteristics of malignant narcissism. Tim Kipp and Nick Biddle will describe policy actions, tweets, and behaviors of Trump that exhibit malignant narcissism. Audience members will be asked: When I say "failure to accept responsibility," and you think Trump, what comes to mind? Tim Kipp, taught US history, political science and law for 39 years. He has been a political activist since the 1960s. Nick Biddle, PhD, is a retired professor of Latin American history, and Brattleboro resident since 2013. Sponsored by We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All. 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.
WILMINGTON Movie: Kids will help act out the movie and make everything right at this interactive event. An icy castle, a lonely princess, a friendly snowman. Can you guess what movie we're showing?. 1 p.m. Popcorn included. Free. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 S. Main St. Information: 802-464-8557.
NEWFANE Children's Story Time and Singalongs: Geared towards age 0-5, siblings and older kids are welcome. 10:30 - 11 a.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GRAFTON Science Saturdays - Animal Track Detective: Make your own tracking ID book and take it with you into the woods to see who's been wandering there. Leave with the three-dimensional animal print you make before venturing out into the woods. 10 - 11:30 a.m. $5 in advance, $8 at door, free for caregivers. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Candy Land - You are the Pieces!: Giant Candy Land board. All players get a bag of candy courtesy of Life is Sweet, Brattleboro's newest candy store. Grab your friends and sign up for a slot. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Community Room. Part of the Winter Carnival activities. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.