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Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE "Formations" by Mary Therese Wright - Artist Reception: 1 - 3 p.m. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: Celebration of Spring Exhibits: Visit the galleries and outside the Museum for a celebration of these exhibits: Roberto Visani: "Form/Reform"; Sachiko Akiyama: "Through Lines"; Yvette Molina: "Big Bang Votive"; Mildred Beltre Martinez: "Between Starshine and Clay"; Louisa Chase: "Fantasy Worlds"; M. Carmen Lane: (í:se): "Be Our Guest/Stolen"; Anne Spalter: "The Wonder of It All"; Oasa DuVerney: "BLACK POWER WAVE"; Roberley Bell: "The Landscape Stares Back.". 5 p.m. Wear a face coverings inside and abide by physical distancing recommendations. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

EAST DUMMERSTON Fern Identification Workshop with Lynn Levine: For decades, Lynn has been an animal tracker, environmental educator, consulting forester, and was the spark that started the Dummerston Conservation Commission. Now she's has written a new book (one of several she's penned): "Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast." Today she'll give a short talk about ferns - plants that have survived four extinctions - and then lead us on a fern walk in East Dummerston. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Rain date 5/15). 12 people max. "Since we'll be indoors for the initial portion of this workshop, vaccination and masks are required.". $20 registration fee (includes copy of new book). Lynn Levine. Location/more info: 802-254-4717; Click to e-mail for more information.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "The General" - Buster Keaton's 1926 Masterpiece / accompanied by Ben Model: This epic of silent comedy includes an accurate historical re-creation of a Civil War episode with hundreds of extras, dangerous stunt sequences, and an actual locomotive falling from a burning bridge into a gorge far below. It was inspired by a real event - the screenplay was based on the book "The Great Locomotive Chase," written by William Pittenger, the engineer who was involved. Ben Model, one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, will perform on both piano and theatre organ. 8-9:30 p.m. Appropriate for all ages. $18 adults, $10 children under age 13. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: 802-451-0844; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Concert Choir: "Return to Light": After a two-year hiatus, the BCC resumes live performances with this program of deeply joyous and introspective works by American composers for choir, organ, and piano including 20th and 21st century works by Zanaida Stewart Robles, Randall Thompson ("Frostiana"), and Morten Lauridsen ("Lux aeterna"). 5/14: 7:30 p.m., 5/15: 4 p.m. Through Sunday, May 15. General: $18 in advance, $20 at door; Youth: $10; Under 13: Free. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.

KEENE Keene Chamber Orchestra showcases Three Student Soloists from The Putney School: The student soloists are tenor Mark Quehl '22, soprano Zoe Mickle ‘23, trombonist Spencer Tepper '22. They'll be backed up by the orchestra consisting of string and woodwind players. The orchestra will be conducted by Keen Chamber Orchestra Music Dir. Eric Thomas, who also serves as the music director at The Putney School and is a virtuoso on the clarinet. The concert will feature both new and familiar pieces, including Lars-Erik Larsson's Concertino for Trombone and Beethoven's 6th Symphony First movement. 4 p.m. in Heberton Hall. Also see 5/15 (different location). Free and open to the public. Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St. Information: 603-352-0157.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Farmers' Market is Open for the Season: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, enjoy Jazz from Brian Bender. Brattleboro Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Zen Center - Meditation (In-Person or wherever you may be): One way to engage with the ecological crisis: This group chants briefly and then sits in silence for a half hour. All are welcome to join this peaceful action. 1 - 1:35 p.m. on Saturdays. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30).

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Storyteller Michael Caduto: "Touching the Sky Dome: Stories of the Sun, Moon and Stars" - Night Skies & Stories: This performance uses songs, chants, native instruments and stories that are carefully chosen from among the native cultures found throughout North America and beyond. Participants will be invited to share their own stories about the moon and stars. 8 p.m. Offered in partnership with the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Presented in connection with Yvette Molina: "Big Bang Votive," an ongoing collaborative story-sharing project and art installation. Molina gathers stories from people about what sparks delight/inspires love in their lives. Each person chooses a symbol to represent their story, which Molina renders in egg tempera paint set against a starry blue field. (Note: Bring a blanket or folding chair and be prepared for a short hike to a viewing hill at BEEC. Cloudy-sky date for this event is the following day, 5/15.). Free. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: Register: or 802-257-0124 x 101.

DUMMERSTON Dutton Farmhouse Open House: "Come explore the building and learn the history of the c.1845 Greek Revival-style farmhouse, walk the grounds, and enjoy the view of the blooming Scott Farm Orchard, the Connecticut River Valley, and if clear enough, Mount Monadnock. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the work of The Landmark Trust USA." . 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain date: 5/15. (Also 5/14: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the River Gallery School offers a Plein Air Painting Workshop, led by Leigh Niland, offering participants an opportunity to paint the scenic landscape. Register: 802-257-1577.). Free. Light refreshments available by donation. ($75 optional Plein Air Painting Workshop). Dutton Farmhouse, 255 Dutton Farm Rd,. Information: 802-254-6868; Click to e-mail for more information.



May 2022