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Performing arts

Sandglass Theater: Archive Video of Performance "Story of the Dog" (2005) Livestream: Collaboration between Sovanna Phum (Cambodia) and Sandglass Theater about the effect of war on private lives. Combining performers from both companies, the story integrates Sandglass' characteristic puppet style with traditional Cambodian shadow puppets, dance, music. Q&A follows with co-founders Ines Zeller Bass, Eric Bass, special guest Reza Jacobs (composer, lyricist, sound designer, music director). His collaboration with Sovannah Phum musicians Phan Rith and Phan Samreth is a core element of The Story of the Dog. For more on Reza: (Also see 8/21). 7 p.m. Facebook: YouTube: view_as=subscriber&mc_cid=8eb28740ea&mc_eid=be9ee90444&mc_cid=8eb28740ea&mc_eid=be9ee90444 cid=8eb28740ea&mc_eid=be9ee90444&mc_cid=8eb28740ea&mc_eid=be9ee90444. Livestream. Information:

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:

Visual arts and shows

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 "Limitless" - Oil Paintings by Gianna Robinson: Robinson grew up in the green hills of VT, and this sense of place has been her greatest muse. Capturing the green hills, waterscapes, sunrises and sunsets alive with birds, trees and flowers inspires her brush to canvas. "I love being outside, but if I must be inside, it helps my soul to bring some nature with me." . 8/1 Reception: 12 noon-2 p.m. Gallery/library 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. The Library observes Covid-19 guidelines and will limit number of patrons in the gallery. Through Monday, August 31. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "2020 Vision: Photography's Coming of Age": Part of "2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology," a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group, the first photograph was captured in 1827. Nearly two centuries later, humans have significantly adapted and altered not only the design of, but also the practical use of the photographic camera. This unique exhibition features a wide variety of photographic technologies dating from the mid 1800s to today, showcasing a timeline of cameras as well as sample photographs from each era. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Through Sunday, September 27. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green St., (right side of the 22 High St. building). Information: 802-251-6051; Click for more info on Web in new window.


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

NEWFANE Children's Weekly Story Time: Join us for themed stories and more. Geared towards age 0-5, siblings and older kids are welcome. Great way to meet other parents of young children. 10:30 - 11 a.m. ongoing. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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: Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. Available for anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. To donate: Leave non-perishable food in the donation box at the Marlboro Post Office (collected weekly). 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Food will be set up in Marlboro Community Center's entry-way. Enter one person at a time. Bring grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. Gardeners/farmers welcome to donate produce. Wear masks, wash hands when harvesting/handling food. Fresh produce can be dropped off at the Community Center on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. (Leftover produce taken to FoodWorks following morning.). Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. Information: Deliveries made through Marlboro Cares for those needing assistance.To arrange delivery, call in advance: 802-258-3030.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Senior Center Mixed Fiber Arts Group: Bring your fiber art project to work on while socializing and enjoying the company of other crafters in a room that promotes social distancing. Crochet, knitting, Swedish weaving, hand sewing, and more. All are welcome to join this group. This is a freelance and self-guided program. All abilities welcome. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thur. and Tues. year-round in the dining room area. Open to anyone 55 years of age or older. Physical distancing/face masks. Special needs/more info: Sarah Clark, 257-7570, By donation. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: Reservations required: 802-257-7570.

Community meals

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: The Guilford Cares Food Pantry continues to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure food security for all our citizens and vulnerable populations. We are well stocked with the staples you need for your family: fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. 5 - 6 p.m. We ask shoppers to remain in their cars. A volunteer will give you a "shopping list" to mark off items you would like. Your bag will be filled and brought to the porch for you to pick it up. Bring a bag for the items and pen to fill out shopping list. Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Questions, to request delivery due to illness/high risk, or to donate groceries/monetary gifts: Pat Haine: 802-257-0626.



August 2020