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The written word

Online Writing Workshop - "Find the Arc": In this workshop, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, we'll look at the turning points that define the narrative arc for your story. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:


Musica Franklin Fun Fest (Facebook and YouTube): Featured family-friendly performance lineup includes: The Gaslight Tinkers in their debut family concert; Shoshana Bass (Fritzi's Flea Circus puppet show); Carrie Ferguson (children's concert); Todd Roach (Turkish and middle eastern percussion); Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy (traditional Celtic, French Canadian and original tunes). Tune in at 5:30 p.m. for new releases of pre-recorded performances. Through Friday, June 5. Free. Musica Franklin. Information:;

BRATTLEBORO Laredo-Robinson Duo - Brattleboro Music Center (Livestream): Concert by violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. Includes the following works: Handel/Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for Violin and Cello; Mozart's Duo for Violin and Cello, after KV 423 in G major; Erwin Schulhoff's Duo for Violin and Cello; Andy Stein's Tango, from Suite for Two for Violin and Cello. 7:30 p.m. pre-concert interview, 8 p.m. concert. Offered in collaboration with the Detroit Chamber Music Society's CameraMusic series. Free. Brattleboro Music Center. Information:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market - "Shop and Go": 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (10 - 11 a.m. reserved for high-risk customers). Through Saturday, October 31. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Breakfast Sandwiches for Anyone Who Needs Food: These sausage and cheese egg sandwiches are made fresh with local eggs and sausage. Sausage donation and catering by CherryRail Farm with additional donations and support from Pete and Gerry's Eggs, Against the Grain, Brown and Roberts, Leader Home Center and Wendy's. To honor social distancing, place your order at the drive-up order area and then drive up to the pick up station. Socially-distanced walk-ups are also welcome. 9 a.m. - 12 noon, Sat. and Sun. in May and June. Through Saturday, June 27. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: Jim:

Community building

WESTMINSTER WEST Perennial Plant Sale (at a distance): Large, beautiful field-grown perennials potted by plant lovers. All proceeds benefit Library Programming and Westminster Children's Community Fund. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday) Park at the church or along the road and look for signs and instructions for maintaining physical distance. Westminster West Public Library, 3409 Westminster West Rd. Information: For more info or to be added to the email list for pre-orders: 802-579-6413,

BRATTLEBORO Green Up Day: Green Up Day, by nature, is an activity of social distancing as citizens of all ages get outside and clean up miles of Vermont roads. It is a sense of commitment to where we live and each other, it is about healthy surroundings, and it is about connecting our communities with a goal for common greatness. Green Up is a well-loved event that will bring some normalcy to our communities and will help contribute to the physical, social and mental health of Vermonters as much as their Green Up activities will help beautify our state. Bags can be picked up at Brooks Memorial Library, Brown and Roberts, the Chamber of Commerce in Brattleboro. Tables will be set up at Pliny Park, Brattleboro Food Co-Op, Brattleboro Subaru on Putney Road, and the West Brattleboro Fire Dept. Green Up Vermont. More info and other VT counties: or call Robin Rieske: 802-275-7232.



May 2020