CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, May
BRATTLEBORO The BUHS Players - "The Internet is Distract - OH LOOK A KITTEN": This is the story of Micah who only has 20 minutes to finish their paper on The Great Gatsby. They just need to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers and baby-throwing games threaten to take over Micah's schoolwork, or worse. Will they finish their paper and escape with their life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online. 7 p.m. Hilarious cast: Allison Ackerman-Hovis, Michael Auerbach, Tess Bogart, Kyle Girard, Violett LaCroix, Meaghan Landin, Leo Mousseau, Indigo Rosenzweig-Davidovits, Olly Sergi, Cyrus Smith, Amar Vargas. Directed by Michelle Page and Christopher Rose with Meghan Clark as stage manager and Violett LaCroix and Mary Linney assisting with costumes and properties. Through Saturday, May 28. $5 (BUHS students and staff are eligible for one free ticket). Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: www.buhs.wsesdvt.org.
BRATTLEBORO Bill McKibben Talk : Join 350 Brattleboro to hear about author/activist/educator Bill McKibben's new book! He will be discussing "The Flag, The Cross, And The Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and "Wonders What the Hell Happened". 6:30 p.m. Bikers are encouraged to meet at Pliny Park for Critical Mass at 5:30 p.m. We'll then ride to the Meeting House for the event. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: 802.254.9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.
SAXTONS RIVER Vocalist/Songwriter Elizabeth Rogers: Rogers sings stories of the large and small themes that run through a human life. Her voice - which has been compared to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell - has a delicacy, clarity, and purity that perfectly underscores her insightful lyrics. She is a VT musician who will also be performing this summer at Carnegie Hall. 7 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at door. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: www.mainstreetarts.org.
KEENE Alex Cuba -Grammy Winner for Best Latin Pop Album : Singer-songwriter and musical visionary, Cuba's sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. His vibrant eighth studio album, the Grammy winning "Mendo," is filled with international collaborations. His musical evolution for years has been all about searching for the simplicity and soul in Cuban music – taking apart the complex arrangements, mixing it with North American influences, adopting the melodic simplicity of pop music, looking to Cuban folk traditions for inspiration. 8 p.m. in SHOWROOM, a new intimate venue directly behind The Colonial. Colonial Performing Arts Center, 95 Main St. Information: Tickets online: TheColonial.org, or through the box office: 603-352-2033.
WILMINGTON Kevin Parry - Blues and Rock on Guitar: 6 - 9 p.m. Free. 19 South Main Restaurant, 19 South Main. Information: www.kevinparrymusic.com.
TOWNSHEND Bard Owl performs at the opening of Townshend Farmers' Market : T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger have been making music since 2016 honing sweet harmonies and driving rhythms on old tunes, new, and originals. They'll be joined by Earl Cantos on harmonica. West Townshend Farmers' Market features several area vendors and renowned wood-fired pizza. 5-7 p.m. Bard Owl's website is www.bardowlmusic.com. Townshend Farmers Market, 6573 Rte 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GUILFORD Guilford Cares Weekly "Lap Walks": The Playscape is a delightful little park with a babbling brook and a gravel walking path around its perimeter. This activity is ideal for all fitness levels. The path is flat and walkers can choose to do one lap then relax at picnic tables, or as many laps as desired. 10:30 a.m. every Friday. The Playscape is a short distance up Carpenter Hill Rd. From Guilford Center Rd. turn right at the Guilford Free Library and look for the park on your right. Free. Guilford Center Village Natural Playscape, 70 Carpenter Hill Rd. Information: Leah Gessner: 802-579-1350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Strength Training with Lissa Stark: Course focuses on strength training exercises that help us to become and stay strong, including techniques to improve balance, strengthen muscle, and promote health and wellness. Designed for all levels and no prior experience is necessary. 10-10:45 a.m. Minimum of 5 participants required per class. (Also see 5/31). To receive the monthly program newsletter via email email Sarah Clark: email@example.com. $5 per class. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WARDSBORO Wardsboro History Group announces Annual Tag Sale: Nesting dining table, linen shelf, antique rockers, dry sink, lawn chairs, large/small dining room buffets, original framed artwork, original painted glass items, new wedding cake stands, 2 sets of china (from Japan and Bavaria), collectibles, portable electric typewriters, bin of records, Bryer collectible horses with homemade stable, baskets (some made of birch bark), books, antique lady dolls, toys, tools, clothing (men/women), snowshoes, antique metal ice skates, much more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. "With the high cost of items now, shop with us and get many bargains from the hundreds of items on sale.". Through Sunday, May 29. Wardsboro History Group - History House, Rte 100.