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Film and video

PUTNEY Jack London's "Martin Eden": Jay Craven screens his new film adaptation of Jack London's autobiographical novel (London was America's most popular writer at the turn of the 20th century). Craven will introduce the film and provide a Q&A post-film screening. 5 p.m. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours along with masks, required for entry indoors. $10. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Film Trailer: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS CD Release Show - Jenna Sawin Rice: A singer-songwriter, Rice's poetic songs celebrate stories of ordinary people and the highs/lows of being alive, delivered with honest, often haunting, vocals/down-to-earth playing. With the release of her sophomore album, "Chapters Turn and Bridges Burn," she departs from the full band of her debut recording, now featuring only the songwriter and her guitar. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, this work looks deeper - exploring a more complex new chapter for this emerging artist. 7 p.m. Allison Fay Brown opens with her finely honed songs about the inherently messy yet beautiful human experience. Seating is limited. Performances are recorded and filmed in this casual setting. $5 suggested donation at door. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information:

The Brattleboro Women's Chorus: "HeartSong Singalong" (Zoom): Join the chorus with Musical Director Becky Graber. "We'll sing along with recordings of us singing songs we've learned in person and on Zoom this fall." Some of the songs are very easy to join along with, and Becky will teach a song or two to all. Lyrics will be posted in the chat. 4 p.m. Singers will be muted, though we'll hear harmonized vocal tracks sung by the Chorus, so feel free to sing along in the comfort of your home. Zoom. Register online for Zoom link:


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Rec. & Parks: Open Speed Skating Program at Withington Skating Facility: Open Speed Skating is for anyone 7 years old and up. This program has no instructor and speed skaters must bring their own skates. (Masks required in all town buildings.). 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Sundays Note: Fees not included in season passes. Through Sunday, March 6. $3 Brattleboro resident student, $4 non-Bratt resident student; $4 Bratt resident adult, $5 non-Bratt resident adult. Nelson Withington Skating Rink, 61 Guilford St. Credit cards only: online registrations; cash/check only: in-person registrations. 802-254-5808 Register:

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Holiday Farmers' Market: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, December 19. Green Mountain Orchards, 130 West Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Families Rise Up Meet-up (In Person Outdoors): "We'll share gratitudes, do a somatics grounding exercise, talk about parenting amidst the climate crisis and the COVID pandemic with winter upon us, learn about ways to take action with 350VT's Just Transition campaign, and end with a song. What Joanna Macy calls the 'Great Turning,' or the third revolution, is this unprecedented time where we are called to stop the destruction of our world, to build new life-sustaining practices and ways of being, and to shift our collective consciousness. We especially wish to engage young parents in this vital discussion of how we can make positive changes to protect our planet for our children's future.". 10 a.m.-12 noon. We'll circle up in the woods around a fire. Snacks (apples, cheese sticks, granola bars, hard-boiled eggs) and childcare support provided. Masks recommended when not eating or distancing. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information:



November 2021