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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, July 

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The written word

The Quarantine Sessions - Chard deNiord - Poetry (YouTube): Chard deNiord is an American author, Poet Laureate of Vermont and teacher. Offered by Next Stage Arts. . Through Thursday, August 27. Free. YouTube. Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iHiTJCBRw.

Write Action - 2nd Virtual Open Reading: Ten readers share a poem or short prose piece that has been written during the pandemic "lock down" but does not necessarily address the pandemic or lock-down. . 7 - 8:15 p.m. Produced in collaboration with Epsilon Spires. To attend the reading, go toEpsilon Spires website, www.epsilonspires.org,click on Schedule, then on Write Action Virtual Open Reading, click on "more details," then RSVP. After filling in your name and email, you'll be sent the invitation and, before the event, a link. Zoom.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - View 8 previously shuttered Exhibits: Alison Wright: "Grit and Grace, Women at Work," Roger Clark Miller: "Transmuting the Prosaic," Steven Rose: "For/While (2020.01)," "Postcards to Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art," Wesley Fleming: "Silvestris, Wild and Untamed." Outside the Museum: John Gibson: "Jazz," a year-long installation in the five window bays extending across the front of BMAC's Union Station, and Bob Boemig's "Land Lift," Dan Snow's "Rock Rest," Jim Cole's "Duet for Dan," and Johnny Swing's "Idle Knot.". 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Face coverings and physical distancing required, maximum visitor capacity limited. Through Monday, October 12. Pay what you wish. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery: Vermont Summer Group Show - All Mediums, All Subjects, All Art (Virtual Gallery): Nineteen artists: Clare Adams, enamel painted glass; Penelope Arms, oil and acrylic painting; Zoee Blossom, cyanotype prints; Jean Cannon, oil and acrylic painting; Sloane Dawson, found object sculpture; Spaulding Dunbar, original photography; Carolyn Enz Hack, metal and mixed media sculpture; Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, oil painting; Kim Grall, painted mixed media sculpture; Felicity Haselton, mixed media painting; Deedee Jones, pastel painting; Carol Keiser, acrylic painting; Susan MacNeil, acrylic painting; Jeanne McMahan, oil painting; Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, acrylic painting; Charles Norris-Brown, ink drawing, ink wash, and watercolor painting; MC Noyes, oil painting; Rodrica Tilley, pastel painting; Kathleen Zimmerman, serigraphic prints. . Through Saturday, September 12. Canal Street Art Gallery. Information: http://canalstreetartgallery.com (In-gallery viewing appointments: 802-289-0104, artinfo@canalstreetartgallery.com).

Ideas and education

Brattleboro Museum of Art Interview with Photographer Michael Christopher Brown (via Zoom): Brown's current work documents the lives of people living on Los Angeles' Skid Row, just minutes from his home. National Geographic recently published some images from the series, along with an article that Brown wrote about the project. Raised in the Skagit Valley, a farming community in Washington State, Brown became known for his documentation of the Libyan Revolution. The resulting monograph, Libyan Sugar, won the 2016 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First Photo-book award and the 2017 International Center of Photography Infinity Artist Book award. Yo Soy Fidel, his book documenting Cubans observing Fidel Castro’s 2016 funeral procession, was exhibited during the 2018 Recontres d’Arles. Brown is currently putting together a series of three books on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Curator Katherine Gass Stowe is the interviewer. 7 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89576006983#success.

LONDONDERRY Film Series on Race: RACE–The Power of an Illusion asks a question so basic it's rarely raised: What is this thing we call race? Since its release in 2003, the series has become one of the most widely used documentaries ever in formal and non-formal education in the US. Millions of people have used the film to scrutinize their own deep-seated beliefs about race and explore how our social divisions are not natural or inevitable. Now, in 2020, the series remains salient and timely. 4 - 6 p.m. Continues 8/6. Via Zoom or attend in person. A Q&A immediately follows each showing. View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/race. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

The Quarantine Sessions - Jed Blume performs "Spellbound" on Handpan (YouTube): Jed is a New Age & World music composer. Part of Next Stage Arts Project. . Through Monday, August 31. Free. YouTube. Information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv_iN4G28W0.

Yellow Barn Summer Artist Residency Live-Stream Concert Series: Works by Stephen Coxe, Alan Ridout, Mark Applebaum, John Cage, and Fredrik Andresson, all based on children's books. 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: 8/1, 8/7, 8/8. Through Saturday, August 8. Free. Livestream. Information: 802-387-6637, info@yellowbarn.org, www.yellowbarn.org.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Summer Meals for Kids and Teens - Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch: 12-12:30 a.m. (new time) Monday through Friday at back door. Pick-up can also be arranged at a different location. Questions: Ali West at 802-451-3558, bratfood@wsesdvt.org. Through Friday, August 14. Free (ages 18 and under). Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Complete survey to let us know you are coming and any dietary restrictions: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBV9R3YVfaQ70b4lkPo3qRG4KSg88VGuP1DcKkttk6KL9MIQ/viewform.

NEWFANE Story Time with baby Michael and his dad Vic: Songs, stories, cute baby time. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Ongoing on the Library lawn on Thursdays. Social distancing required. Livestream on Facebook for viewing later: Facebook.com/MooreFreeLibrary. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Story Walk: Walk your way through a picture book on the library lawn. Each page is 12 feet apart. Get some exercise while reading a book. Different stories each month. 24/7 every day. Social distancing required. Thanks goes to WW Building Supplies for constructing this. Through Monday, August 31. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Food Pantry: Curbside shopping from car. 5 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Call Pat Haine for home delivery in Guilford: 802-257-4603 or 802-579-1350.

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