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The written word

Monadnock Writers' Group - Featuring Author Amy MacDonald (via Zoom): Amy MacDonald is best known for her 15 children's books for elementary and school-aged children including "Little Beaver and the Echo," "Rachel Fister's Blister," and "No More Nice." The books have won worldwide acclaim - topping the "Best Children's Book" lists in three countries. MacDonald has taught creative writing at the U. of Maine-Farmington, the Stonecoast Writers Conference, and Harvard University. Since 1984, the Monadnock Writers' Group has supported local writers of all genres and levels of achievement. Monthly meetings on the 3rd Saturday of each month bring accomplished writers to the Monadnock Region to offer their experiences. In addition, MWG publishes anthologies and "Smoky Quartz," a semi-annual online journal of literature and art. MWG hosts public readings/informal gatherings to raise awareness of the literary talent in the Monadnock Region. Free and open to the public. Zoom. Email for link:;

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Meet the Artist - 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. 3/20, 12 noon-2 p.m. Meet Stephanie in person. Gallery 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. "My wish is to inform the viewer on different topics affecting the ecosystem while evoking a visceral reaction. Maybe this work will evoke their desire to make small and big changes in the way they interact with the natural world. Often viewers feel helpless while facing facts around environmental issues such as plastic trash, pesticide use, and poaching, to name a few." Resources/info are included in this exhibit so the public can take action. 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.

Celebrations and festivals

Guilford Community Church - "Celebration of Maple" (via Zoom): This musical and storytelling event will replace the sugar-on-snow fundraiser this year. Instead of the traditional meal, performers Andy Davis and Peter and Mary Alice Amidon will "feed your soul" with music and songs, while sugar-maker Al Franklin will share stories from his many years of tapping sugar maples and boiling syrup. 4:30 p.m. Raffle of each gallon, interspersed throughout event, limited to 50 tickets. Multiple tickets may be applied to one gallon or spread out among four. Mail check in multiples of $5 by 3/20 payable to Guilford Community Church w/ "syrup raffle" on memo line, to GCC, 38 Church Dr., Guilford, VT 05301. Or purchase tickets via PayPal at (specify "syrup raffle" in note space.) Include your email to receive the Zoom link, provided upon payment receipt. Zoom. Information: More info: Organizer Fred Breunig at 802-254-9019 or


W. DOVER Singer/Guitarist Kevin Parry: 6 - 9 p.m. Free. Last Chair Bar & Grill, 267 Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-1133,

Farmers' markets

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. to 9 a.m. Thur. for this Saturday curbside pickup (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.). Through Saturday, March 27. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St.,

Community meals

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.



March 2021