CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
Circus in Place (Virtual): Circus in Place came out of a collaborative brainstorm by circus artists living in VT (Nimble Arts performers Serenity Smith Forchion, Tony Duncan, Jan Damm, Ariele Ebacher, Elsie Smith, Casey Haynes, Julia Baccellieri, FinnAnn Cotton, in collaboration with Kevin O'Keefe of Circus Minimus and Native American singer/songwriter Bryan Blanchette), whose livelihoods were turned up side down during the global pandemic. Highlights include Ebacher balancing across a tight wire suspended over a field of fallen leaves, Damm hardstanding on a rolling board atop a glacial boulder, and Forchion dancing in a maple tree rigged from a harness and accompanied by Blanchette singing in native Abenaki language. 7 p.m. The troupe collaborated with native historians, local elders, foresters to discover stories of the land and share them through circus, theater, dance, music, a nature walk. The show, filmed on conserved land in W. Brattleboro in peak fall foliage, is an outdoor walk-through experience for all ages utilizing the natural landscape, trees, rock outcroppings, buildings, fields. This is an unusual opportunity to enjoy circus - blending aerials, acrobatics, balancing, juggling w/ storytelling, laughter, nature, entertainment. $15 to $20. Virtual. Information: Tickets: 802-318-2639, www.nimblearts.org.
Online Writing Workshop - Construct Your Marketing Plan (via Zoom): This workshop will help you get started on your marketing plan. Appropriate for beginning or experienced writers. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register: email@example.com.
Tamar Ilana: St. Valentine's Day Concert of Love Songs from Around the World (Online): Tamar Ilana is a powerful and versatile Canadian singer. A flamenco dancer of mixed descent, she is renowned for her ability to sing in multiple languages and collaborate with various artistic communities. 7:30 p.m. Offered by Halcyon Arts. $12. Online. Information: Tickets: www.halcyon-arts.org/world-at-home-concerts.html.
BRATTLEBORO Artful Ice Shanties Design-Build Competition: This is a celebration of the artistic talent and creative ingenuity of our region as well as the long history and tradition of ice fishing at the Retreat Meadows. Join us on 2/14, 12 noon, for an Awards Ceremony where local judges will give awards for ice shanties with notably artistic, inventive, or silly qualities. Offered by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and Retreat Farm in conjunction with "Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture," and Erik Hoffner, this inaugural event is a timely observance when being outdoors is safest. Most of the shanties will be displayed on solid ground in front of Retreat Farm/a few on Retreat Meadows ice. You can also hike/snowshoe on the Retreat Farm trails, visit Carlos the ox/other outdoor animals, cross-country ski, ice skate on the Retreat Meadows (weather permitting). Through Sunday, February 28. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Space for ice shanties is limited, so register as soon as possible. Visit www.brattleboromuseum.org, firstname.lastname@example.org (questions).
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market Online Shop: Due to COVID 19, the market is currently NOT open for in-person shopping. However, you can select from a wide variety of farm products, locally produced foods, and other goods from over 20 local producers in one convenient place. While the shopping experience is different, you still go home from your curbside pick up with all the same wonderful local goods market customers are used to. Order 9 a.m. Mon.-9 a.m. Thur. for Saturday curbside pickup (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org. Through Saturday, March 27. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: openfoodnetwork.net/brattleboro-winter-farmers-market/shop#/home.
Community Conversations with Rep. Emilie Kornheiser (via Zoom): "We'll discuss what matters for our community and the type of government that will best represent you and your needs. Open conversation format - come for the full hour or just for a few minutes to share a particular concern or question.". 10 - 11 a.m. every Saturday. Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting: You will receive a confirmation email with additional information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtce-grD4rGNxo9FEE3R8zKpRSj_qBTz03.
PUTNEY Putney Food Shelf: All are welcome - we just ask you to provide your town of residence and number in household for data tracking purposes. 9 - 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Curbside. Stay in your car and volunteers will take your order and bring out boxes of food, including nonperishable items, fresh produce, paper goods, meat, and dairy products. Through Sunday, April 4. Putney Foodshelf, 10 Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-8551.