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Performing arts

MARLBORO 2022 Marlboro Morris Ale: (See 5/28). . Marlboro Morris Ale. Information:


WEST DOVER Kevin Parry plays Acoustic Blues and Rock Standards: 6 - 9 p.m. Free. Trail 87 Restaurant, 271 Vt. Rte. 100. Information:

PUTNEY Bandwagon Summer Series Roots and Americana Music Festival: Featuring The Mammals, Corner House, and The New Domestics. The Mammals are a warm-blooded party band with a conscience that spans the horizons of Americana music, from soulfully harmonized indie-folk ballads to revved up fiddle and banjo-driven foot stompers. Led by songwriter multi-instrumentalists Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar, the string band of subversive acoustic traditionalists features a mix of sassy blues, Motown soul, old-timey harmonies, rock-n-roll energy, and inspired, political songwriting. Corner House: On their debut full length album "How Beautiful It’s Been," Ethan Hawkins (guitar), Louise Bichan (fiddle), Ethan Setiawan (mandolin), Casey Murray (cello) reveal the sublime result of that growth mindset, with a singular sound that incorporates old time, Scottish, progressive bluegrass, and folk. Guitarist and songwriter Michelle Cummings Kostek and mandolinist Ed Kostek are the indie folk/rock duo The New Domestics. Melding musical influences that range from traditional jazz to Radiohead and Nickel Creek, they feature soaring vocal arrangements and carefully crafted songs. 1-6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating on ballfield. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, cocktail cash bar, and food will be available. Concert sponsored in part by the Southern VT Solar and Michelle Bos-Lun, with special thanks to Patrick Noyes. Visit:,, Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music. Rain date: 5/30. $22 in advance, $25 at door, free for kids 12 and under. Cooper Field, Sand Hill Road. Information:, 802-387-0102.

BELLOWS FALLS Breanna Elaine: Breanna Elaine has been making waves with her unique sound and songwriting talent: earthy folk with rock, jazz, and occasional punk underpinnings. She's been favorably compared to Jewel, Alanis Morissette, and Stevie Nicks. Born and raised in Brattleboro, as a child she played violin and bass and sang in a band that performed at soup kitchens for the homeless. She moved to Northampton in her teens where she played in several bands and sang in a choir that featured African folk music and other explorative genres. At 18, she moved to the Rutland area to care for her grandmother, bringing her lifelong passion for singing and songwriting with her. 7 p.m. in the Listening Room. Performance recorded and filmed. Follow current Covid-19 guidelines. $10 in advance, $15 at door (all proceeds go to the performer). Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Memorial Day Service (In-Person/Zoom): "On Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. The lay-led service, coordinated by Christina Gibbons, will include the anthem 'This is My Land' by Jean Sibelius sung live by the choir. The speaker will be Thomas French, a retired lawyer and longtime member of All Souls Church. Tom will describe his retirement project of helping local veterans receive disability benefits due to them. For his service, he's recently been honored as Volunteer of the Year by both the local and state chapters of the American Legion.". 10 a.m. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Visit our website shortly before 10 a.m. to join our Sunday service via Zoom / find protocols for in-person attendance.

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers' Market Opening Day Celebration: Cara Mia will facilitate a playful community sing as well as perform a mix of soul, Cuban and original songs. All voices welcome. Let's celebrate & sing in the spring!. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. open every Sunday through 10/9. Putney Farmers Market, 17 Carol Brown Way. Information: ; 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. Vermont Arts Council. Information: Info / Maps / Images of Artworks:

Community building

NEWFANE Sixth Annual Soup Fest and Silent Auction benefits Railroad Museum: You won't have to ride the "36 Miles of Trouble" to sample homemade soups from Brattleboro to So. Londonderry restaurants: Whetstone Station, Brattleboro; Top of the Hill Grill, Brattleboro; Rick's Tavern, Newfane; Harmonyville Store, Townshend; The Dam Diner, W. Townshend; Wardsboro Country Store, Wardsboro; West River Provisions, Jamaica; Family Kitchen & Pizzeria, Winhall; New American Grill, South Londonderry. 4 p.m: doors open. 5:30 p.m: Soup and bread served with desserts to follow. Seating held under cover of the garage bay with bay doors open. Take-out option available. Auction spread throughout the main hall to allow ample social distancing. This event helps raise funds for the Historical Society of Windham County's West River Railroad Museum. $5 to $10 suggested admission donation. NewBrook Fire Station, Rte.30. Information: Questions: 802-365-7766,,



May 2022