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Yellow Barn Summer Artist Residency Live-Stream Concert Series: Works by Schubert, Kirsten, Laplante, and Hosokawa. On 7/25 and 7/26 we'll explore the many interactions between love and nature, from Amy Beth Kirsten’s "yes i will yes i said yes" based on the final chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses, to Toshio Hosokawa’s "Windscapes" for two percussionists, performed outdoors. The program also includes VT-based saxophonist Travis Laplante premiering his new work "The Obvious Place," as well as Frank Schubert’s "Ganymed" with texts by Goethe, performed by Lucy Fitz-Gibbons and Seth Knopp, and a work by John Cage performed by Lucy Shelton. Evening concludes with the showing of a short documentary of Seth Knopp's Beethoven Walks art and music installation, currently open on local trails. (Learn more at Each concert runs about 60-90 minutes and airs on Yellow Barn's website at 7:30 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. the following day. Upcoming concert dates: 7/30, 8/1, 8/7, 8/8. Through Sunday, August 9. Free. Livestream. Information: 802-387-6637,,

PUTNEY Crocodile River Music: This African music/dance ensemble offers a concert on the lawn. They'll share the cultures of Africa through song, dance, and art that informs, connects, and inspires audiences. Using the universal influence and connectivity of African rhythms and melodies and a participatory performance style, this team of performers and arts educators engages with audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities. Director/drummer Zach Combs, djembe master drummer/vocalist Issa Coulibaly, balafon virtuoso/musical director Balla Kouyate, bassist Thierno Camara, dancer/vocalist Wangari Fahari, percussionist Che Cartafalsa, drummer Matt Zajac, and dancer Charlotte Rosen. Considered to be among the greatest balafon players in the world today, Balla Kouyate has been featured on over 45 albums, including Angelique Kidjo's Grammy-nominated "Oyo" and Yo-Yo Ma's Grammy-winning "Sounds of Joy and Peace." . 6:30 - 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in distanced pods on lawn behind the Inn and face masks to wear when you leave. Presented by Next Stage Arts, concert is sponsored in part by The Putney Inn, Rolling Home, Greenberg Associates Architects. Rain date 7/26. $22 and $15 in advance / $20 at door, free for kids under age 12. Putney Inn, 57 Putney Landing Rd. Information: Tickets: 802-387-0102,

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market - "Shop and Go": 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (10 - 11 a.m. still reserved for high-risk customers). Through Saturday, October 31. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information:


NEWFANE Advance Directive Planning with Suzanne Weinberg: 12:30 p.m. Offered by Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro program. For more info about Advance Care Planning contact Don Freeman at 802-257-0775 x 101 or email Website is Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

WALPOLE Curb-Side Chicken BBQ: 4 - 5:30 p.m. $6.50 per ticket. First Congregational Church of Walpole, 15 Washington St. Information: 603-313-4801.

PUTNEY Putney Foodshelf: 9 - 11 a.m. weekly on Saturdays. Drive-up or walk-up service only. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-4102; Click to e-mail for more information.



July 2020