CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
WILLIAMSVILLE Rock River Players - "Time Warp": Cabaret brings to mind a dark and intimate night club and an evening full of songs, laughter, scenes, and surprises. Williamsville Hall will be transformed into just such a place with cafe tables and flickering candles. Featuring music and comedy. New this year, the Players welcome Gershon Eigner & Friends, Jim Kyle (Fri. only), Stephanie Ciccarello (Sat. only), Ava Clarke, Tess Leary, with RRP's Rose Watson and Dody Riggs, Ken Tsoulas. Ben Kelly and Miriam Allbee direct. 7:30 p.m. upstairs. $10 (includes savory sweets and snacks). Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Reservations: 802-451-6283, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Shoot the Moon Theater - Public Reading of "The Death of Walt Disney" Screenplay: Lucas Hnath's 2013 dark comedy opens with Walt Disney (played by Colin Grube) inviting you into his boardroom to hear him read aloud from the new screenplay he's written about his favorite topic: himself. The fictional memoir that ensues delves behind the public persona and the roots of what has become a vast entertainment empire, revealing Walt's ambitions and how they impacted his relationships with his brother Roy (Elias Burgess), his daughter Diane (Jennifer Moyse) and his son in-law Ron Miller (Harral Hamilton). While Hnath's exploration of how Disney's myth intertwines with American culture appealed to artistic director Josh Moyse, he says what ultimately led him to select the work was the lyrical nature of the script. "The play asks great questions about creativity and what behaviors can be excused because someone is considered a great artist," Moyse says. 7:30 p.m. $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: www.hookerdunham.org, www.shootthemoontheater.com (tickets).
WILMINGTON Reading - "Love Poems From Vermont: Reflections on an Inner and Outer State": Author and photographer John Meyer's new book offers stunning photos and poems from around the Green Mountain State. "Love Poems From Vermont" has been a project that started in 2003 with poems influenced by living in VT, seeing its beautiful vistas, towns, architecture, and above all, its nature. Vermont counts as citizens some of the best poets and writers anywhere. In fact, Vermont has more poets for the size of its population than any other state. Meyer's work has been exhibited in over 60 solo and group exhibitions. 4:30 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425, www.myvermontbookstore.com.
NEWFANE David Parker's "Wetlands": Parker's detailed, large format photographs celebrate the critical role that wetland habitat plays in attracting and sustaining a tremendous variety of birds and other wildlife. All of his photographs are taken on his property in Brookline. 2/8, 1 - 3 p.m: Art Gallery Reception. Through Thursday, February 27. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY "Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops": Intimate portrait of two San Antonio, TX, police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on a personal journey, weaving together the officers' experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. In taking this different path, Ernie and Joe's success is engendering change in police departments around the country. This special screening will be attended by director Jenifer McShane and former VSP state trooper Nader Hashim who will present the film and facilitate a Q&A immediately following the film. Part of the 'Framed 2020' independent film series and the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Vermont Tour. (Also see 2/7). $12 ($20 if you also see "The Return of Richard III on the 9:24 Train" on 2/7). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Mile Twelve: All five band members bring their own influences and observations to their music, resulting in songs that are contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. Winners of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Award for Newcomer Band with Significant Contribution to Bluegrass Music. 7:30 p.m. $20 ($15 seniors), $25 ($20 seniors) at the door. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110, www.stonechurcharts.org.
GREENFIELD The Gaslight Tinkers and TapRoots: Gaslight Tinkers: African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It's the genre-bending future of the music of the past. Their blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. TapRoots is the musical brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and producer Matthew King. While the music is an alchemical cauldron of rock, reggae, salsa, soul, folkloric rhythms, it taps into the roots of these traditions while bringing a fresh face to it. 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.). $10 in advance ($15 day of show). Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO 17th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: This popular annual benefit concert returns with a lineup that includes the Nor'easters from Northeastern University, the Williams College Ephlats, UMass Vocal Suspects, Dartmouth Sings, MIT Logarhythms, and Univoz Vocal Ensemble. Featuring Brattleboro's own beatboxer extraordinaire, Ian Epstein. 7:30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.). All seating reserved. $10 to $50. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets: 802-257-0124 x 101, www.latchistheatre.com.
BELLOWS FALLS Second-Saturday Synthfest Series: This electronic music performance series celebrates synthesizers, circuit-bending, and sound manipulation. Each session hosts up to five acts for individual performances followed by a collective improvisation. Players will be in the center of the room, with the audience in the round. The music is expected to range from cinematic and lush to computeresque and urgent. 7 p.m. Additional dates: 3/14, 4/11. $5 suggested donation at door. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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 Bard Owl. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Bring shopping bags or buy ours. Music: 11 am - 1:30 pm in the lunch cafe. Through Saturday, March 28. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, email@example.com, www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org.
PUTNEY 13th Sandglass Theater Winter Sunshine series kick off - "Go Home Tiny Monster": After a sudden storm, Sylvie and her loving family of homespun creatures find themselves in need of a new home. Luckily, they have an audience full of people who can help them out! "Go Home Tiny Monster" is a wildly creative theatrical ode to a community's generosity. A Sensory Family Guide outlines the performance experience, introduces the characters, highlights key moments. The Gottabees are a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to creating inspirational, engaging, and empowering theater for family audiences. They are known internationally for uniting simple-but-elegant visual theater with astonishing technique. The show, told entirely without words, features The Gottabees' signature mix of puppetry, live music, physical theater, joyously absurd silliness. Their visit to our community is made possible with the support of Bay & Paul and local sponsorship from Price Chopper Golub Fdn., Kiwanis, West Hill Shop, The Gleanery, The Putney Food Co-op, Greenberg Associates Architects, and the VT Community Foundation's Dunham-Mason Fund. 2 shows: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and up. $9. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Advance Care Planning Workshop: If a loved one has a serious accident or illness and couldn't communicate, do you know what care h/she would want? What if it were you? What would you want? Heartrending decisions must be made. It's an act of caring when people have discussed and mapped out their wishes ahead of time. Learn how an Advance Care Directive can help. Understand the key information you need to document. At the close of this workshop, you should know what you need to complete an Advanced Care Directive, with your questions answered and your next steps planned. 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Pediatric Chinese Medicine and the Five Element Types: Join Michaela Carder to explore the Five Element lens as a way to better understand the children you care for and work with. When it comes to parenting, behavior challenges, and health concerns, what effects one child may not effect another. One may thrive in an environment while another may not. Learn about the Five Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood) and how they are reflected in children's personalities, behaviors, and health. Learn strategies for dealing with their health concerns and deepen your understanding, respect, and love for their unique needs. Instructor: Michaela Carder, Lac, Local Acupuncturist specializing in children’s and women's health. 10 a.m. - 12 noon in the Community Room (use Canal St. entrance). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Registration required: 802-246-2821, shareholders@BrattleboroFoodCoop.coop.
BRATTLEBORO Gong Sound Healing: Participants can expect to partake in call-and-response style chanting featuring harmonium, talas, and tabla; pranayama exercises to settle the mind and connect with the breath; and a deeply relaxing meditation to the sound of gongs and singing bowls. No experience necessary; all ages welcome. 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Saturdays. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. Information: www.se-tu.org/class-schedule (check for changes).
BRATTLEBORO "Love Local" Pop-Up Shopping Event: Starting during February's Gallery Walk, and continuing the following day, the River Garden becomes an open marketplace where folks can sample the sweet and savory specialty foods of local food producers and view the work of local artists and artisans. If you find an item that warms your heart - or your palate - vendors will also have their products for sale. Artisans will be showcasing handmade wares and specialty food to local customers; each of which will represent the spirit of the regional community. Some of the local exhibitors: B Barrett Jewelry, Barnes Made, Beautiful Things, EZ Jewelry Frames, Earth and Sky Pottery, Geo-Graphic Gems LLC, Grillo Essentials, Hemp Power Bag, High Goose Farm, Hoppy Valley Farm, MT Create and Paint, Salsa Sisters, Scentsy, Senior Solutions, The Stonehill Farm, Walks With Wolves Creations. 2/7: 4 - 8 p.m., 2/8: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982, www.strollingoftheheifers.com.
BRATTLEBORO Legislative Forum: Have a vision to share? Want a community that works for everyone? State Representatives Mollie Burke, Tristan Toleno, and Emilie Kornheiser welcome you to join us. Come discuss what's important to you and what we are fighting for this session. 10 a.m. in the Community Room, 1st fl. (Through the winter, we'll be holding these forums on the 2nd Sat. of each month. You can also join Rep. Kornheiser every Sat., 11 a.m., in the Brattleboro Co-op Cafe. Childcare and transportation available upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
NEWFANE Nuts & Bolts of Local Government: Who does what in your government? Each monthly workshop will focus on a different aspect of state or local government. This month the focus will be on how to read a town report. Newfane Lister Doris Knetchel will go over the 2018 town report and explain its intricacies so that the 2019 report may be better understood. 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monthly series. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Discoteca Latin Dance Party: 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. No cover. Wunderbar, 22 Rockingham St. Information: 802-489-0289; Click for more info on Web in new window.