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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Foundations I" - for those just starting Musical Theatre Training / "Foundations II" (ages 12-19): "Foundations I" emphasizes basic techniques like acting the song and creating compelling characters. Foundations II builds on the basics while exploring duets, audition technique, and moving smoothly from scene to song. Directed by Susan Haefner. FI 9:30-11 a.m. / FII 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Through Saturday, March 12. $200. Financial aid is always available. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

Writing Workshop: "Wake Up Your Creativity - Explore/Play" (via Zoom): Led by Barbara Morrison: "Appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, artists or musicians, we will try some innovative (and sometimes goofy) tools and techniques to help you renew your creative life.". 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Info/Register:


BRATTLEBORO Castle of our Skins Weaves Music, Spoken Word, and African American Quilts, Honoring Ancestral Stories Through the Arts: Castle of our Skins continues its ninth season theme of stitching together stories, history, and art with "Sound & Applique'," an in-person concert complete with two world premieres, seven original quilts, and original poetry created by Shirley Graham Du Bois and Creative in Residence Marlanda Dekine. 7 p.m. $20. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GREENFIELD Hubby Jenkins: Jenkins is a multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. He delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. After years of busking around the U.S and making a name for himself, he became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and from 2010 to 2014 he's been an integral part of the Grammy award-winning group. Since 2015, he's been a touring/recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band. 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors open) in the Perch, 4th fl. $15 to $20. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Pottery: Design and Throw Forms that are Functional and Beautiful: In this intensive two-morning workshop, instruction includes: Design and function of lidded forms, throwing techniques for 4 different lid styles/pot rims suitable for each lid type, creating knobs/attachments (wheel-thrown and hand built), glazing considerations for lidded pots. Includes instructor demos and a significant amount of throwing by participants. Participants conclude the workshop with multiple finished pots with a variety of lids and knobs. 9 a.m.-12 noon both days. Instructor is Marcie Becker of Freeman Pottery. Through Sunday, January 23. $120 plus clay. Wheelhouse Clay Center, 8 Harmony Place. Information: Questions? Pre-registration required:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps and more. SNAP/EBT shoppers turn $10 into $30. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO The Village Closet: Your source for free baby, children, and pregnancy clothing/items. Donations of gently used items accepted. We are collecting new and "like new" children's coats and winter gear for our Kids in Coats partnership with United Way of Windham County. 10 a.m.-12 noon on Saturdays in Croker Hall, (4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays), or by appointment. Winston Prouty Campus, 209 Austine Dr. Information: Email for more info.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service offered to Brattleboro Residents: The B.U.H.S. Music Department is again offering this service (final day). This program, in its 31st year, is endorsed by the VT Dept. of Agriculture aand the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Association. Members of the band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch to be used by the gardeners. Since Brattleboro does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, this service saves residents the hassle of transporting their own trees. $10 donation benefits future Music Dept. travel. Brattleboro Union High School. Information: All pick-ups must be prearranged by calling at least two days prior to your desired date: 802-380-4550 or 802-275-2480.



January 2022