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Performing arts

KEENE "Babylon" - Journeys of Refugees: VT's acclaimed Sandglass Theater presents this powerful production created in response to the world-wide refugee crisis and its impact on communities in the U.S. There will be a post-performance talk-back and reception. This is your last chance to see "Babylon" before it tours the West Coast! Babylon was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support awarded from The National Endowment for the Arts, Fresh Sound Foundation, Jim Henson Foundation, McKenzie Family Charitable Trust, Vermont Community Foundation, National Performance Network with commissions from The Flynn Center, Portland Ovations, Columbia College Chicago Center for Community Arts Partnerships. Additional touring support provided through The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Building Bridges Program and by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project. 7:30 p.m. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. $13 to $20, $10 youth/non-KSC students, $7 KSC Students. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Tickets:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO HCRS - Health Care & Rehabilitation Services 3rd Annual Art Show: This collaborative art exhibition comes from talented artists, both classically trained and outsiders, who are providers and clients in the HCRS community. We're honoring half a century of creating meaning, inspiration, and empowerment in our community and our world. . Through Thursday, March 26. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Carlene Raper's Color Quilts: Carlene makes quilts and hangings in Brattleboro. She also designs wooden jigsaw puzzles with images of her work. They combine beauty and play, putting things together, sharing with friends and family, and celebrating color. Visit 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Through Thursday, April 30. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Brattlemasters (Toastmasters) - "Networking with Our Community": Each speaker is assigned an evaluator who will consider the goals of the particular project that speaker has selected. Both positive and any negative aspects of the speech will be mentioned during a two to three-minute evaluation. During the entire meeting, an ah counter and grammarian will be keeping track of every utterance to make sure no filler words like ah and um are missed and that grammar usage is correct. Near the end of the meeting, they will report on their findings. Each meeting includes Table Topics - a speaking-off-the-cuff exercise when everyone has an opportunity to try answering a question in one to two minutes. 6 - 7:30 p.m., Rm. 249 (2nd floor is handicap accessible). Refreshments. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Free for the public to visit (small dues for members). Vermont Technical College, 41 Harmony Pl. Information:

WESTMINSTER SEVCA Workshop - The Basics of Starting a Business: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. SEVCA (Westminster), 91 Buck Dr. Register with Denise: 802-722-4575 or 800-464-9951.


WESTMINSTER SEVCA offers Free Tax Assistance: Available to community members whose 2019 income is less than $66,000. Sites include Westminster, Windsor, and White River Junction. . Through Thursday, April 9. Free. SEVCA (Westminster), 91 Buck Dr. Make an appointment soon (they fill up fast): 802-722-4575, 800-464-9951.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Music Center's Music-in-the-Schools Concert Program - "Peter and Wolf": Attention Principals, Music Teachers and Parents! Each year, BMC offers 3rd through 6th graders the opportunity to experience and enjoy a full symphony orchestra. Juno Orchestra Music Dir. Zon Eastes will lead a guest orchestra gathered especially for this performance. Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" is a wonderful introduction to orchestral instruments as individual voices portray the various characters. 9:30 a.m. Free. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Reservations required: 802-257-4523.

BRATTLEBORO Greens for St. Patty's: EVENT IS CANCELLED. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Co-op Producer of the Month - Global Village Cuisine: Meet Mel from Global Village Cuisine. Try his authentic, African-inspired, allergy-friendly, "good for the soul" food. These heat-and-eat frozen entrees offer the taste of African hospitality with warming spices, comfort food flavors, and the taste of a fresh-made meal. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Returns 3/26: 4 - 6 p.m.). Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Aging in Our Community: Jane Smith discusses resources available at The Gathering Place for individuals ages 18 and up with mixed abilities: Day services, transportation, daily activities include sensory, musical, healthy eating & exercising, memory care to keep the mind working, activities to increase or maintain eye hand coordination and socialization. Podiatry visits, in center OT & PT with your provider. Hairdresser, personal care and hygiene services, showers and nursing services, two meals daily and snack. 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.

BRATTLEBORO Free Art Class for People in Recovery: 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 2. Drop-ins welcome. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "Intelligent Lives" - Film Showing and Panel Discussion organized by Families First Vermont: From filmmaker Dan Habib comes "Intelligent Lives," a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. This film challenges what it means to be intelligent and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Gym. Childcare, snacks and beverages provided. Free. Green Street School, 164 Green St. Information: 802-254-3737.

BRATTLEBORO Restorative Justice Panel Volunteer Training: What is a Restorative Justice Panel? It's a group of 4 or 5 community volunteers, a person who has broken a law, and the Justice Center's panel coordinator sitting in a circle and discussing the crime that took place - what happened, who was harmed, what can be done to repair that harm. This is a 2-1/2 hour, once a month commitment, for 3-4 sessions. Dinner with vegetarian items included. 5:30-8:30 p.m: 3/12 - A Personal Tour of Restorative Justice, 3/19 - Dept. of Corrections Training and Exploring the VT Criminal Justice System, 3/26 - Basic Restorative Justice Panel Procedure. (Attending all sessions required). Handicap accessible. Through Thursday, March 26. Brattleboro Community Justice Center, 230 Main St. Questions: Jackie Trepanier: 802-251-8141,



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