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Performing arts

MARLBORO 2022 Marlboro Morris Ale: Public performances will happen throughout Brattleboro, VT on 5/28, culminating in performances by all of the morris and sword teams at 4:30pm on the eastern end of Elliot St. On 5/29, the teams will dance in various Windham County locations, gathering for a final en masse public performance at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Newfane Courthouse in Newfane, VT. This is the 47th Annual Marlboro Morris Ale. Every year since 1976, morris and sword teams from all over North America, and occasionally the UK, have gathered in southern VT to dance, make music, celebrate the arrival of Spring and coming of Summer. Through Sunday, May 29. Free. Marlboro Morris Ale. Information: www.marlboromorrisale.org.

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Art Month in Bellows Falls: A mix of seven artists exhibiting - along with music and food during the weekend. Artists participating include: Nick Kekic, blown glass; Clare Adams, painted glass, Teresa Hall, pottery, Mike Lewis, stone; Scott Morgan, paintings on canvas and guitars; Shannon Parker, jewelry; and Jeanette Staley, canvas floor cloths. In addition, visitors are invited to the studios of Phyllis Rosser, Robert McBride, and Mindy Fisher, as well as the River Artisans Cooperative, Canal Street Gallery, and Main Street Arts in Saxton River. More details: www.facebook.com/ArtinBellowsFalls. Through Sunday, May 29. Thirty Three Bridge Street, 33 Bridge St.

BELLOWS FALLS Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studio Tour: Mix of seven artists exhibiting include: Clare Adams, painted glass; Teresa Hall, pottery; Nick Kekic, blown glass; Mike Lewis, stone; Scott Morgan, paintings on canvas and guitars; Shannon Parker, jewelry; Jeanette Staley, canvas floor cloths. In addition, visitors are invited to the studios of Phyllis Rosser, Robert McBride and Mindy Fisher, as well as the River Artisans Cooperative, Canal Street Gallery, Main Street Arts in Saxtons River. Music and food also on site. . Through Sunday, May 29. Thirty Three Bridge Street, 33 Bridge St. Information: Details: www.facebook.com/ArtinBellowsFalls.

Farmers' markets

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

Art walks and tours

30th Annual Spring Open Studio Weekend: Visitors and shoppers have an opportunity to tour the spring landscape of Vermont to visit more than 150 art studios and galleries in towns statewide. Glass blowers, potters, metal workers, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, photographers, book artists, printmakers, felt makers, dyers, basket-makers and rug hookers invite visitors to come into their creative workplaces, to discover, ask questions, and buy original artwork. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Part of the adventure is planning your own tour through the beautiful VT landscape to find studios in small towns and rural communities and to view the works where they are created. Through Sunday, May 29. Vermont Arts Council. Information: Info / Maps / Images of Artworks: www.vermontcrafts.com/visit-open-studio.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Experience The Feldenkrais Method: Regain stability and strength by reducing strain, anxiety and tension. Plus Q&A. 11 a.m.-12 noon. CoVid protocols followed. (Note: Continues at Centre Congregational Church with Paris Kern's 2-day workshop from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6/19 from 1-4 p.m. Public: $140 sliding fee, Practitioners $75. Register/info: www.pariskern.com/feldenkrais/#atmWorkshop). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Lakshmi Dasari: Ohlakshmi@gmail.com, (781) 879-8974.

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). Information: alison.f.bundy@gmail.com.

Community building

ATHENS Annual Memorial Weekend Plant Sale: Offered by the Athens Brick Meetinghouse Committee and the Athens Historic Preservation Society. This Memorial Day weekend, visitors will find a variety of perennials, annuals and vegetable seedlings, plus delightful garden related raffle prizes. The Plant Sale is outdoors on the Meetinghouse lawn with experienced gardeners from the Athens Area Garden Club on hand to answer questions and offer gardening advice. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Donations/proceeds made to the Athens Historic Preservation Society are fully tax deductible and support ongoing efforts to preserve the Athens Brick Meetinghouse (historically significant to the Windham County VT region, particularly the 12 surrounding towns comprising the "Old Athens Circuit.". Athens Brick Meeting House, Rte. 35. Information: Sherry Maher: 802-869-2141, athensmeetinghouse1817@gmail.com.

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