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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "The Peace of Wild Things" Photography by Dara Carleton: Carleton's striking color photographs of local wildlife surround the viewer. Taken with a zoom lens on site from her kayak or on her wanderings in the woods, images of a mink, a pair of nesting great blue herons, a black bear, bald eagles or the close up face of a raccoon all surprise and enchant. "Through my photography, I hope to convey that feeling and encourage everyone to explore their local surroundings.". Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.3 p.m. Carleton's website: Through Monday, February 28. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Open Mic for Acoustic Musicians: Jonny Sheehan takes over as winter host of Open Mic at the River Garden Marketplace. 6-8 p.m. every Monday. Free. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: Sign up:

BRATTLEBORO Livingston Taylor: Taylor's career as a musician has spanned more than 50 years - encompassing performance, songwriting and teaching. He's written Top-40 hits recorded by his brother James Taylor and has appeared with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac and Jimmy Buffet. He's at home in a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel, jazz – as well as upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. $45 to $85. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: Tickets:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kindergarten Basketball: Skills will be taught in a fun and exciting way to children enrolled in kindergarten who are looking to learn the fundamentals of basketball. 5-5:45 p.m. This is a 6-week program on Mondays (no practice on 1/17). Wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Masks required. Through Monday, February 14. $30 Brattleboro residents, $45 residents. (In-person registration cash or check only). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Online registration: 802-254-5808 x 1303.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Veggie Van Go (Vermont Food Bank): Free produce for people to take home. 10-11 a.m., 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month in parking lot across street from main entrance. Drive through model: Stay in your vehicle. If walking, see a VT Foodbank associate but stay 6 ft. back. No income requirements, registration, paperwork. You do not need to be present to get food - you may ask someone to pick up on your family's behalf. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: Questions: Kira Sawyer-Hartigan, WSESU Site Coordinator: 802-254-3730,



January 2022