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Performing arts

"Bloomsday in Brattleboro" - Celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses (Live-Streamed): Reading of excerpts from James Joyce's Ulysses as 18 actors join together to portray the characters in this comic novel. With a Storyteller weaving the excerpts together, the cast embodies the Dubliners whose music, dialog, unspoken thoughts, and wild fantasies populate Joyce's vision of a day in the life of 1904 Dublin. Bloomsday celebrates June 16, 1904, the day the fictional Leopold Bloom, with his wife, surrogate son, and citizens of Dublin emulate and parody Ulysses in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. Ulysses is a novel filled with music and Dan Dewalt's piano, Jonathan Kinnersley on fiddle, and Ron Bos-Lun on mandolin will evoke 1904 Dublin's lively spirit. The ensemble includes Cameron Cobane, Mark Ziter, Adrienne Major, Bahman Mahdavi, Johanna Gardner, David Roberts, Carrie Kidd, Cassandra Holloway, Jenny Holan, John Ogorzalek, Leigha Geno, Ray Mahoney, Tim Segar, and Terry Carter. 7 - 9 p.m. Presented by the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Cracked Glass Productions. Free (reservations required). Zoom. Information: Request link to live production:


Zoom Q&A for Educators with a passion for Concert Band Music: Presenting Dr. Peter Ratnik, Composer, Arranger, Conductor; Ratnik Music. 7 - 8 p.m. Zoom session courtesy of Guilford (VT) Central School Music Educator Steve Damon and guest speakers who are at the pinnacle of concert band conductors, composers, and arrangers. Zoom. Information: Request Zoom link:

Kids and families

Story Time - Guilford Free Library (Zoombrary): Librarian Cathi Wilken and Laura Lawson Tucker run the story hour from the library and home respectively. Singing, reading, and yoga: Tucker starts the program by reading stories aimed at babies and toddlers, with help from stuffed animal friends Frederick and Patty. Wilken's books, which finish up the program, are aimed at an older group. 11 - 11:30 a.m. Some children are eating snacks, some are sitting with their parents; some come and go on screen - but everyone joins in whether it's singing or stretching into yoga poses. Free. Zoom. Information: Request link:; 802-257-4603.

Community building

Rich Earth Institute - Intro to Peecycling (Facebook): Learn about Rich Earth's latest research. In this free, online presentation, we will discuss our technological, agro-ecological, and social research in the field of urine-based fertilizer. 12:30 p.m. Register in advance: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with info about joining the meeting. Rich Earth Institute. Information: Event: (Website:

Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program - Connecting Downtowns with Trails for Economic Vibrancy (Webinar): Trails are not only an important part of a community's natural assets, they can be key to creating economic vibrancy. In this interactive webinar, we'll discuss a multi-state effort to understand the connections needed between trails and towns to support sustainable economic development efforts. We'll go over research and applied programming that has been conducted of initiatives across the country and applied in New Hampshire through the UNH Extension's Community & Economic Development program "Downtowns & Trails." We'll also discuss how trail use is changing during COVID-19 and how that might impact local economies. 10 - 11 a.m. Webinar. Register:



June 2020