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Performing arts

PUTNEY Wild Goose Players present "Food & Shelter": Written by Sean Hurley at the outset of the pandemic, "Food & Shelter" begins with two strangers, who happen to be newlyweds, moving into a cabin in the snowy woods. Empty at first, the cabin actually contains everything they need - if only they can find it. But there's a price for the life-saving provisions: someone, or something, is determined to never let them leave. As the cabin reveals its secrets, Bronwyn and Estevez begin to confess their own. And though Estevez may be falling in love with Bronwyn, love is the last thing on her mind. Darkly hilarious and heart-breaking by turns, the story culminates in a moment of unforgettable stage work. 7:30 p.m. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for entry. Masks required inside. (Continues 1/28-1/30). Through Sunday, January 23. $35 advance, $40 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Info/Tickets:, 802-387-0102,

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS New Artwork from each of Canal Street Art Gallery's Current Roster of Artists (Facebook/CSAG Website): New work from 21 local artists: Clare Adams, Spaulding Dunbar, Mindy Fisher, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Kathie Gatto-Gurney, Corinne Greenhalgh, Carol Keiser, Nicholas Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Jeanne McMahan, Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, Martha Nichols, Charles Norris-Brown, MC Noyes, Phyllis Rosser, Melissa Rubin, Matthew Saxton, Gretchen Seifert, and Rodrica Tilley and John Van de Does. Help support the individual artists and the regional creative economy):. 1/26, 5-7 p.m: Celebrate with us on 3rd Friday Gallery Night in Historic Downtown Bellows Falls! 6 p.m: Meet the artists and watch the LIVE Artist Talk on Facebook or CSAG's website. Through Saturday, February 26. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. 1//26, Mike or Emmett: 802-289-0104,


GREENFIELD Eleanor Levine with Wallace Field and Naomi Westwater: Levine's music centers around alternative tunings, rhythmic plucking patterns, coded lyrics, and bright vocal melodies. She's takes inspiration mostly from '60s and '70s songwriters like Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian, Joni Mitchell, as well as Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, The Shins, and R.E.M. Field makes her musical debut with "Crystal Mirror," offering a chance to escape from the chaos on planet Earth and, more importantly, reflect on how to change it for the better. Drawing inspiration from Weyes Blood, Joan Baez, Kate Bush, and FKA twigs, she creates an intimate soundscape for this galaxy and beyond. Westwater is an Americana musician who was nominated for a 2021 Boston Music Award for best singer-songwriter. 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.). $10 to $15. Hawks & Reed Ballroom, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Foodshelf (New Hours) - Free Healthy and Nutritious Food in Windham County: All are welcome - we just ask you to provide your town of residence and number in household for our data tracking purposes. Stay in your car. Volunteers will take your order and bring out boxes of food, including nonperishable items, fresh produce, paper goods, meat, and dairy products. Curbside Weekly Open Hours: Fri: 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Sat: 9-11 a.m.). Through Saturday, January 22. Putney Foodshelf, 10 Christian Sq. 802-387-8551,, message via Facebook:



January 2022