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The written word

BRATTLEBORO "Above the Law: How 'Qualified Immunity' Protects Violent Police" - with Ben Cohen: Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, discusses his new book (title above). 5:30 - 7 p.m. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


E. DOVER Trio Mambo: Latin jazz trio of piano, bass and congas featuring three veterans of New England jazz: Dan DeWalt on piano and trombone, Wes Brown on bass, and Julian Gerstin on percussion. Compositions range from Latin grooves to the avant-garde. 7 p.m. Offered by the Dover Free Library. Stomp dancing welcome. Face masks optional. Dover Town Hall, 190 Taft Brook Rd. Information: 802-348-7488.

BRATTLEBORO In Stile Moderno: "Faithful and Pious Heart - Devotional Music in 17th-Century Italy": Agnes Coakley Cox, soprano; Nathaniel Cox, cornetto and theorbo; Parker Ramsay, harp; Hideki Yamaya, theorbo and guitar. Bringing together the lightness of secular song with the gravity of religious themes, Canzonette Spirituali emerged in 17th-century Italy as a form of sacred vocal music intended not for the church, but for private devotion. With texts in the vernacular Italian, rather than Latin, these songs were often inspired by, or even parodied, the popular songs of the day. But together with the catchy bass lines and hummable melodies came texts that described the passion of Christ, the nature of the Trinity, or the path to Heaven. We present a selection from this little-heard repertoire, with works by Benedetto Ferrari, Domenico Mazzocchi, and others. Accompanied by the magical timbre of theorbo and baroque harp, and complemented by instrumental works for cornetto, harp, and theorbo, these "spiritual songs" will make for an enchanting and unforgettable evening. 7:30 - 9 p.m. $10 to $20. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets:

BRATTLEBORO "Everything Pale Blue": Performance by Annie Hart/Concert & Exhibition Closing Party for Erika Somogyi: "Luminous Bloom!": Annie Hart, keyboardist of Au Revoir Simone, performs ambient music on analog synthesizers, new compositions that recall the work of pioneering electronic music composers Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Brian Eno as well as German Kosmische Musik groups of the '70s like Kraftwerk, Cluster, Tangerine Dream. Throughout, her latest release, "Everything Pale Blue," Annie's gentle arpeggios and playful melodic figures echo the harmonies and rhythms of our natural world, from the cycles of flora, fauna and weather patterns to the orbits of celestial bodies. 7 - 11 p.m. $18. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: 802-451-0844; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST TOWNSHEND Bard Owl performs at Pizza Night: Sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, old tunes and new. 5 - 7 p.m. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Haunted Hayride & Haunted Maze: 6:30 - 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through Saturday, October 30. Gaines Farm, 6343 Coolidge Hwy. Information: 802-257-0409; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

W. BRATTLEBORO Migrants Justice presents Milk With Dignity Tour: Join us for a presentation about farmworkers' groundbreaking Milk with Dignity program which brings together farmworkers, consumers, farmer owners, and corporate buyers with the principal goal of fostering a sustainable Northeast dairy industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, supports the long-term interests of farm owners, and provides an ethical supply chain for retail food companies and consumers. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Mask-wearing requested. Hosted by All Souls Church. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information:

WILLIAMSVILLE Final Healing Walk of the Season at Manitou: This walk will be a celebration of our connection to the land, and as the final one of the season, will be hosted by both Mike Mayer and Fred Taylor. They will share poems and other readings celebrating our connections with the earth and this season, along with a special song. There will also be chances to share reflections on the experience. 4 p.m. Meet at the parking lot. Event concludes at 5:30 p.m. The Manitou Project seeks to foster community with Nature on its 235-acre land preserve in Williamsville - 300 Sunset Lake Rd. (1.4 miles up Sunset Lake Rd. from Williamsville Village, sign on right. Or approx. 5 miles over top of Sunset Lake Rd. from Rt. 9). Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Fred: 802-254-2675.



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