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Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Stephanie Nyzio: "Going, going, gone": For over two decades, Stephanie Nyzio has dedicated her time to teaching art in public schools. Recently, she spent time in Costa Rica, immersed in a tropical paradise observing and finding inspiration there. She describes her current work as a union of things held dear: love for the natural world, drawing as foundation, and environmental issues. 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 Friday, April 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Gretchen Seifert, "In Abstraction," Solo Show: Retrospective of nearly three decades including silver gelatin prints of photographs, multimedia works on paper, paintings, drawings. Her artwork is create to heal trauma through visually representing the relationships between sensations, feelings, memory. Using her training as a classical musician, Seifert is inspired by experimental music to create her mainly abstract visual work. In many ways, her journey begins with using art as a way to interact with the world. A camera enabled her to find the moment to release the shutter showing visually how she experiences life. She worked as a musician until the birth of her child at which time she was given a camera which jump-started her interest in visual art. She continued as a professional photographer, working mainly now in mixed media. "I see abstraction as an opportunity to be curious and to discover. There is an important imaginal quality, a dreamlike exploration that occurs. Abstraction has always, for me, been a doorway into the complex of individual-ness, or, how we relate personally to our unconscious. Not what is in thought, but what is embodied; felt.". 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Parties of 2 at a time. Through Saturday, April 3. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BrattleMasters (Toastmasters) Meeting - Learn Speaking Skills (via Zoom): The theme is "Hearts and Minds." Speaker will be Edwin Sause; emcee will be Lee Tice. Each speech is assigned an evaluator to give feedback on how well the speakers fulfilled their project criteria. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free for visitors. Zoom. Information: 603-762-0235, Link, visit:

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Vigil: Fukushima 10: March 11, 2021 marks ten years since Japan was hit by an earthquake and tsunami, destroying 85,000 homes and businesses. By 2021 the country could have rebuilt but for a disaster that continues today: the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Fukushima, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. We will honor the 130,000 nuclear refugees, and the land, air and water contaminated by radiation which to this day cannot be cleaned up. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Wear a mask, stay socially distant, bring a poster if you wish. Sponsored by the Safe and Green Campaign.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept. - Parent/Tot Open Gym: Open Gym is an unstructured program for parents and preschoolers ages five and under. This is a place for parents and tots to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with playhouses, cars, toys, tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls, and more. The parent is responsible for their child(ren). 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Masks mandatory and temperatures taken. Sign in daily. Complete registration form and COVID-19 Release waiver. Anyone 18 years or younger must have a parent sign both documents (found online at If you're not a VT resident, you must reside in a green county according to the State of VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development Cross State Travel Info map updated weekly: Through Thursday, April 22. $1.00 per child per day. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. They are well stocked with the staples you need for your family and are following viral guidelines to limit risk. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. 5 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays. If you cannot come due to illness/high risk, call to arrange for food delivery by a volunteer. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Questions, concerns, donations: 802-257-0626;

MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. No registration or eligibility needed. This weekly opportunity is available to anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. Food will be set up in the entry-way to the Marlboro Community Center. For proper social distancing, enter one person at a time. Bring a grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the entryway on Thursdays. No registration or eligibility needed. Deliveries made through Marlboro Cares (call 802-258-3030). Leave non-perishable food donations in donation box at the Post Office. Free. Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. .



March 2021