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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, January 

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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: Conversation - Renate Allen and Makeda Djata Best: Renate Allen joins Makeda Djata Best (Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography and the interim head of the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums) for a conversation about Allen's work: "The Space Between Memory and Expectation." Best's interests focus on 19th/20th-century American photography with special interest in photojournalism, documentary, war photography, text and image works. She's the author of "Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America" and editor of "Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography Since 1970." . 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: Space is limited. Registration recommended: 802-257-0124 x 101, https://tinyurl.com/5n6weu3e.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Sarasa Ensemble presents: "Music of the Madonna": The Madonna is explored as a focal point of sacred music in the Western canon, with glowing works for solo voice, strings, and basso continuo by Handel, Corelli, Ferrandini, Leonarda, and Rosenmuller. Program features acclaimed mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle. Elizabeth Blumenstock, Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons, and Emily Dahl, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, Timothy Merton, cellos; Michael Beattie, organ. 7 p.m. Sarasa Ensemble is a collective group of international instrumentalists and vocalists who perform classical music of outstanding quality, spanning the 17th to the 21st centuries, on both period and modern instruments, and bring this music to diverse communities. $25 general admission: student and senior discounts available, free for children under 18. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. www.sarasamusic.org, admin@sarasamusic.org, 978-766-9408 Tickets: www.bmcvt.org.

BRATTLEBORO Rock Voices is back!: Dir. Bob Thies and Rock Voices Brattleboro - the area's only community rock chorus - invite you to join them for an evening of choral music. Backed by a professional rock band, the choir will deliver the harmonies of songs by Stevie Wonder, Styx, Queen, ELO, Journey, Imagine Dragons, Harry Styles, and Lake Street Dive, among others. Offering the best of southern VT and the greater Pioneer Valley: a sense of community, a love of music, and a desire to share their joy and talents with others. 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.). Note: If you want to join the choir, the Brattleboro group rehearses at the Vermont Jazz Center on Monday nights from 7-9 p.m., starting 1/30. Enroll: www.rockvoices.com. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $8 students, Donation jar set up to benefit Groundworks Collaborative in Brattleboro. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-254-4730; Click to e-mail for more information.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO DIY Herbal Eye Pillows: The gentle scent of herbs can be a great support in the quest for great sleep. Co-op Educator Lisa and Herbalist Susan Stanton will guide up to ten students in making linen eye pillows featuring a blend of herbs you customize yourself. This simple project is easy to make at home, either by hand or on a machine. 3-4:45. Register by 1/12. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Register: Education@BFC.coop.

Well-being

GREENFIELD Roll & Relax with Self-Massage Techniques to Unlock Your Fascia: Learn how to use self-massage therapy balls to relieve tension, increase mobility, enhance breathing, improve posture, and induce deep relaxation. Teacher is Louise LeGouis. 5-6:30 p.m. Therapy balls provided and available for purchase. Limited to 15 students. $20 per class. Community Yoga and Wellness Center, 6 Federal St., 2nd fl. Information: Pre-register by 4 p.m: www.community-yoga.com.

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