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PUTNEY Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series: "The Big Takeover" - Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls : A far cry from the pop-punk of American ska, The Big Takeover take their cues from Desmond Dekker and the first wave of Jamaican pop music as well as from the soulful energy and sophistication of Motown. At the center of this tight, grooving ensemble is the live-wire singing and deceptively subtle songwriting of the Jamaican-born NeeNee Rushie, a powerhouse performer who makes the audience feel like accomplices more than spectators. Traditional and experimental, The Big Takeover's global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul, and a pop classicism that is their own thing entirely. 5 p.m. On the road, this New York band has shared stages with Toots & the Maytals, The Original Wailers, Jefferson Starship, English Beat, the Slackers, and more. $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, free for children under 12. This show is included in the Bandwagon Series Pass. Putney Inn, 57 Putney Landing Rd. Information: Tickets:

Community building

NEWFANE Plant Walk with SUSU commUNITY Farm: Join Food Connects and SUSU commUNITY for this hands-on plant walk. Agenda: Intros, somatic plant meditation, plant walk, intentional harvest, medicine making, questions, closing. 2-4 p.m. You will be sitting on the grass - bring a chair if you need it. It is tick season. Dress for the outdoors. $15-$30 per person (covers costs of materials plus donation to SUSU). Please bring cash or a check to the event. Susu Community Farm, 94 River Rd. Information: 802-275-8723; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Free Workshop for Caregivers: Collage: Have you ever been daunted by a blank page, not knowing how to start? Making collages is a relaxed way to engage your natural creativity and intuition (or to relocate it if it seems to have gone missing!). You'll have access to an array of paper, tissue, old photographs and books, magazines, and art-making supplies in community with others. You're welcome to bring your own materials. 1-4 p.m. Offered with the support of the Thomas Thompson Trust Foundation. River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro School of Dance announces return of their traditional Spring Show - "Hold On; Let Loose": (See 5/20). . New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.



May 2022