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Performing arts

Sandglass Theater - "Invitations to Heaven" (Live-Streamed Videos with Q&A): This is a journey through a family's past told through memories of a grandson. It is a bittersweet comedy with music, dance, and Yiddish song in which the grandson seeks to redeem the memory of his grandparents, whose unpleasant arranged marriage left many unanswered questions about the darker side of their lives. Performed by Eric Bass and Alan Bern. Each week this summer, Sandglass will release an archival video of a production that is no longer being performed and that represents Sandglass' work over their 40-year history. A Q&A will accompany each live-stream and includes guests such as Sandglass founders, ensemble members, collaborators. Free. Livestream. Information:,

The written word

The Quarantine Sessions - Chard deNiord - Poetry (You Tube): Chard deNiord is an American author, Poet Laureate of Vermont, and teacher. Offered by Next Stage Arts. . Through Thursday, August 27. Free. YouTube. Information:

"Bloomsday in Brattleboro" (Live Stream and YouTube): Excerpts from Joyce's classic comic novel "Ulysses." Presented by Hooker-Dunham Theater and Cracked Glass Productions with music of the era from Dan Dewalt, Jonathan Kinnersley, and Ron Bos-Lun. Airing on BCTV: 7/9: 9 a.m., 7/10: 4 p.m., 7/11: 7 p.m. Through Saturday, July 11. Livestream. Information: YouTube Link:

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: (In-gallery viewing appointments: 802-289-0104,

NEWFANE "A Walk in the Park" (a look at Vermont's natural beauty): For over a decade, Tiffany Soukup and Chris Brader have worked in VT State Parks. Wildlife and nature photography is their passion and they take pride in having an active role in helping care for our state parks. They often spend their winters traveling abroad to photograph wildlife. Most recentl, they were in Brazil for two months photographing wild jaguars, giant anteaters, and the maned wolf, among other animals. Gallery hours. Tues. 1- 5 p.m., Wed. 2-6 p.m., Thur. 1 -5 p.m., Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Through Tuesday, July 28. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: See more of their work at

Ideas and education

Brattleboro Masters Toastmasters Meeting - "Learn Speaking Skills" (Zoom): 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: 603-762-0235,, Link available at:


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:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Summer Meals for Kids and Teens - Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at back door. Pick-up can also be arranged at a different location. Questions: Ali West at 802-451-3558, 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:

Community building

Guilford Gazette Meeting for August Issue (Zoom): New members invited. Bring an article you've written if you'd like it published in a future issue. 9 a.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Info: 802-257-4603, email for link:

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.



July 2020