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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Teen Writing Workshop: Join us! We'll conduct a rotating selection of writing games and exercises (both collaborative and solo). Sharing is encouraged but not mandatory. Beginners welcome! Pizza and snacks provided. "Teens Only" events are open to people in grades 7-12. 7-9 p.m. (first Thurs. of every month) in the Spicy Lime Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Poetry Reading: Tim Mayo, Toni Ortner, Midge Goldberg, Arlene Distler: This reading is curated by Karen Kelsay of Kelsay Books - an independent literary press whose primary focus is to publish beautiful books in a timely manner. After the featured poets, there will be an Open Mic for 15 minutes for whoever would like to read one poem. 6:30 p.m. Masks required. Sign up for the Library's newsletter for latest announcements: Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery - SPRING SALON Exhibition: Hung floor-to-ceiling, this is a rare chance to view the gallery's collection of art from its 26 talented local artists all at one time. The show features artworks from: Clare Adams, Spaulding Dunbar, Mindy Fisher, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Kathie Gatto-Gurney, Kim Grall, Corinne Greenhalgh, Medora Hebert, Carol Keiser, Nicholas Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Jeanne McMahan, Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, Caroline Ryan Morgan, Martha Nichols, Charles Norris-Brown, MC Noyes, Phyllis Rosser, Melissa Rubin, Matthew Saxton, Gretchen Seifert, and John van de Does. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. View work of the gallery's newest artists as well: Whitney Barrett, Robert Burch, Judy Hawkins, Maureen Sutter. (Live online, 6 p.m. every 3rd Fri./Gallery Night: Through Saturday, June 11. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Saxtons River Art Exhibit at Rockingham Library: Highlights about some of the presenting artists: John Dimick paints landscapes from trails in New England and can be seen painting street scenes around Brattleboro on Gallery Walk nights. Kathy Greves paints a variety of subjects, some plein air, others from photographs she has taken in and around VT and during her travels in France, Italy, Germany, and the Bahamas. Donna Lund paints regional landscapes either in watercolor or pastel. Liz Winchester-Larson works primarily in the still-life genre with rich color and intricate detail. Each artist displays four or more works whose styles, use of media, and subject matter vary. . Mon.-Wed: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Friday, July 29. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Liz Winchester-Larson:, 802-876-5083  802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

Co-ops Change the World: - Inspiring and Educational Speaker Series (via Zoom): The cooperative business model is a key solution in creating a more democratic and egalitarian global society. Join us to learn more, get inspired by what co-ops have brought to our collective table, and dream about the better world they will help us create. Guest speaker Terry Appleby will explore two key historical figures who both speak deeply to the current moment - Toyohiko Kagawa and James Peter Warbasse - followed by a Q&A moderated by BFC Board President Jerelyn Wilson. 7-8:30 p.m. Hosted by the Brattleboro Food Co-op. Appleby has been involved with the cooperative movement for over 40 years. More about him: Zoom. Information: Register in advance for Zoom info:

BRATTLEBORO Story Night in Honor of Bill Weiliczka: We're honoring Bill Weiliczka: artist, actor, director, playwright, and beloved friend. Friends of Bill will be sharing stories about his life and memories. All are welcome to hear the stories and to enjoy Bill's art which will be displayed in the Hooker-Dunham Gallery. 7 p.m. Present vaccine card or proof of negative test at door. Story night is offered monthly. $5 suggested donation. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.



May 2022