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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:

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Art Month in Bellows Falls/Vermont Crafts Council's Open Studio Tour: 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: Through Sunday, May 29. Thirty Three Bridge Street, 33 Bridge St.

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.

LONDONDERRY West River Farmers Market Opening Day: Shop fresh organic produce, eat delicious food made-to-order, and enjoy live music from Gus Bloch today. Featuring over 45 vendors selling agricultural products, authentic crafts, fine art, artisan foods, and much more all made locally by devoted members of our community. Open every Sat., rain or shine, through 10/8 (Indigenous People's Day weekend). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dogs are not allowed in the market area unless certified as service animals. Masks will not be required (wear a mask if you wish). If you park along Route 11 - for everyone's safety - do not block traffic. West River Farmers Market, Jct. Rte. 11 and Rte. 100. Information: Questions: Lauren Ingersoll, Market Mgr., 802-379-1097,


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: Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Lakshmi Dasari:, (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:

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/Community Center, 2 Meeting House Rd., (just off Rte. 35). Information: Sherry Maher: 802-869-2141,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

Putney Memorial Day Weekend Yard Sales: Items include toddler clothes, toys, household items, kids shoes, DownHill skis w/Boots, ice skates, holiday, tools, craft supplies, women's and men's clothing, household supplies, kitchenware, yard equipment, furniture, books, cookbooks, kids and adult household goods, electronics, wall decor, and more. These 6 tag sales (also multi-family) are brought to our attention by Putney Huddle. One family announced will be donating proceeds to Food for Kids. Through Sunday, May 29. All locations accept cash, all but one accepts Venmo; one location also accepts Paypal. Putney Huddle. Information: Google map with all sites and details: Laura Chapman: 802-380-4379.



May 2022