CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
"Widen your Scope: Theme" (via Zoom): Led by Barbara Morrison: "Appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, we'll look at ways to use theme to add depth and clarity to your story.". 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Info/Register: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO "Into the Light" - Celebrating 11 Gallery Artists: This uplifting show will intrigue your senses and delight your imagination. Featuring work by: David Brewster, Bruce Campbell, Jim Giddings, Petria Mitchell, Rocio Olguin, Chuck Olson, Torin Porter, David Rohn, Donald Saaf, James Urbaska, and Julia Zanes. Hours: Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12 noon-5 p.m. Through Sunday, March 13. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
PUTNEY Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson: "Summer of Soul" (...or, when the Revolution Could Not be Televised): Thompson's powerful and transporting documentary - part music film, part historical record - created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten until now and shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. 7:30 p.m. Includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The 5th Dimension, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, more. Screening is part of Next Stage's programming honoring Black History Month. $10 suggested donation. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Chamber Series: Musicians From Marlboro: Includes Haydn's characteristically classical Divertissement in G Major, Hob. IV:7, a work for alto and double bass written by Marlboro's 2016 composer-in-residence, Sofia Gubaidulina, and mixed winds and strings ensemble in Prokofiev's Quintet, Op. 39, along with Stravinsky's Three Songs from Shakespeare and Brahms's String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88. 2-4:30 p.m. Sara Couden, mezzo-soprano; Giorgio Consolati, flute; Ryan Roberts, oboe; Yoonah Kim, clarinet; Emilie-Anne Gendron and Ji Won Song, violin; Jordan Bak and Sally Chisholm, viola; Yi Qun Xu, cello; William Langlie-Miletich, double bass. By donation ($10 to $25 suggested). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. https://tinyurl.com/2p859ruj 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Monotype Printmaking Workshop: Prepare to get inky! This workshop is perfect for those looking to explore printmaking in the most colorful way possible. The inviting medium is great for those looking to create unique prints quickly. Students will be guided through the inking process, printing press operation, stencil creation, mark making and much more. Process is safe and nontoxic. 2-5 p.m. Open to ages 8 and up. Beginners welcome. Space is limited. $45, $40 Brattleboro Museum members. First Proof Press, 183 Main St. Information: Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/bddxekxa.
BRATTLEBORO Making a Snow Snake - hosted by the Atowi Project: Join the Atowi Project for a snow snake building workshop in preparation for the upcoming snow snake competition! Snow snake is a traditional game played by Abenaki and other tribal nations where snow is prevalent in their homeland. The game consists of players throwing their wooden snow snakes, underhand, down a track. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Power tools utilized during the 3-hour workshop. Materials and instruction provided. Participants keep their completed snow snake and are invited to the snow snake games on 2/27. Dress warmly. Masks required. Those not at the workshop can still attend the main event - snow snakes will be provided. Free. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Pre-registration required: Reserve your ticket: https://tinyurl.com/53ex23u8.
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 $40. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Zen Center (BZC): Meditation (In-Person): Vera Riley initiated this response to the ecological crisis "born of greed and ignorance,": "Sitting, we face our own greed and ignorance but we can develop peacefulness that may ripple outward. We chant briefly and then sits in silence for half an hour. We welcome all interested in joining this peaceful action, either with us in-person, or from wherever you are." BZC founding teacher Hakusho Ostlund: "While meditation isn't the solution to all the world's problems and sitting for a specific cause should never be an excuse to abstain from more overt ways of social engagement, I believe there is great power in ritual action.". 1-1:35 p.m. every Saturday. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30).
BRATTLEBORO "Meet the District" (for Agricultural/Forest Service Producers in Windham County): Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District offers this event in partnership with Rebop Farm. Learn about the Conservation District and available programs to assist producers. "We're also looking for input from Windham County producers about the current landscape – what needs does your operation have that aren't being met by service providers (state, federal, local non-profit)?". 10 a.m.-12 noon. "What gaps exist in programming? What opportunities are there for the conservation district to help support Windham County Agriculture? Join us for conversation, networking, light refreshments.". Free. Rebop Farm, 1320 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Register: email@example.com, 802-689-3024.