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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, March 

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Performing arts

DUMMERSTON Vermont Theatre Company - "Almost, Maine": Almost, Maine is a small community, a loose gathering of neighbors where nearly everyone knows nearly everyone else. On a single night, in the time between 8:50 pm and 9 pm, beneath the northern lights, nine pairs meet in various locales to discuss life, love, and loss. Within this single, mythical village exists the full spectrum of relationships: romantic, platonic, familial; old friends and new; tenuous and everlasting. Join us for an evening of face-to-face intimacy to explore all the ways we connect as fellow humans in our own little corners of this vast universe. 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. (Repeats 3/13-3/15). $15, $13 seniors and students. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138.

BRATTLEBORO 2020 Circus Spectacular: Starring guest artists from circuses around the world, this is a unique opportunity to see some of today's most renowned high flying aerialists, acrobats, jugglers. World-class entertainment for the entire family. 1 p.m. $15 to $50 to benefit NECCA's scholarship programs. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4471180.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Grrrls 2 the Front 2: A Benefit for the Women's Action Team: Celebrate and advocate for women's rights on International Women's Day. Featuring live music by these female-fueled artists: Jeopardy, Thus Love, Dune Hunter, Moxie, Future Fable, Cyndi Cain Fitzgerald, Faye Patrick Kennedy. This is a benefit for the Women's Action Team sponsored by The Women's Action Team, Jeopardy, Dune Hunter, and Future Fable. 4 - 10 p.m. $5 to $20 sliding scale at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

MARLBORO Music for a Sunday Afternoon - Layale Chaker: Layale, a Lebanese artist, shares her unique blend of contemporary, jazz, and Arabic Maqam music. She debuted her musical training at the National Higher Conservatory of Beirut in her native Lebanon, then pursued her musical studies at Conservatoire de Paris and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Layale has appeared as a soloist, performer, improviser, and composer in concerts, recitals, and projects around the world, as well as in many festivals. Her collaborators include Gabriel Yared, Ziad Rahbani, Holland Baroque, Babylon Orchestra, New World Symphony, Oxford Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment among others. She debuted her first violin concerto with the Bayreuther Philharmoniker as the orchestra's first-ever commissioned composer in January 2018. Layale also tours with her own ensemble, Sarafand, across Europe, US, and the Middle-East. They released their debut album Inner Rhyme, exploring aesthetics of Arabic classical, vernacular and free verse poetry, in January 2019. 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Acoustic singer-songwriters Jenna Rice and Emily Lyons: This listening event presents Jenna's poetic and heartfelt songs which celebrate the stories of ordinary people and the highs and the lows of being alive. She grew up in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont, and her lyrics on life, love, and loss are carried by her honest, haunting vocals, and down-to-earth guitar. Emily is a passionate, introspective, healing-centric. She recently played here at Stage 33 Live before the Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio and was called back by the audience for an encore — rare for an opening act. 7 p.m. $10 donation, or what you can. All proceeds benefit the musicians. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Eat Your Greens! - A Hands-On Vegan Cooking/Eating Experience: Join Edible Brattleboro chefs for a hands-on cooking experience celebrating leafy greens in a three-course meal. 4 - 6 p.m. (use Canal St. entrance). Free (donations accepted with gratitude). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Reservations (space is limited): 802-257-0236, ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Bobbi Bailin. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Migrant Justice Dignity Tour: Join farmworkers and organizers from Vermont-based human rights organization Migrant Justice for a stop on its "Dignity Tour." Workers will inform the public about the reality of labor and housing conditions dairy workers face in the dairy industry and will share their campaign to ensure that Hannaford - one of the largest purchasers of Vermont milk, known by many for its professed progressive values - commits to protect the fundamental human rights of dairy workers in its supply chain by joining the Milk with Dignity Program. 7 p.m. The tour will build support for a day of action on 4/17 in Scarborough, ME, calling on Hannaford to live up to its promises of responsible sourcing. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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