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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO CANCELLED The Met - Live in HD: Umberto Giordano's exhilarating drama "FEDORA ": Soprano Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiance's murderer, Count Loris, sung by tenor Piotr Beczala. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora's confidant, and baritone Lucas Meachem is the diplomat De Siriex, with Met maestro Marco Armiliato conducting. 1-3:45. Masks strongly recommended. $22, $20 for MET CLUB FOREVER members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: Questions: Advance credit card purchases/MET CLUB FOREVER membership/season tickets: Jon Potter at 802-254-1109 ext. 3 or

The written word

"Start Your Story Engine" - led by Barbara Morrison (Online): "In this workshop, appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, we’ll begin by considering the spark that can become a story, and then look at how to keep the story moving and the reader engaged.". 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Revolutionary MLK and Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movements": As we approach MLK Day, learn more about his life and how we can carry on his mission. Join the Brattleboro Union High Group student group AWARE to learn about historical figures, such as Martin Luther King, who have fought for our liberation and how we can interrupt racism. 12:30-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome: adults, children/family, teens. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Antje Duvekot and The Sea The Sea: Contemporary folk music. Antje Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised, singer/songwriter, whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism, and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette. They are the keys to the powerful, even revolutionary, empathy that informs everything she writes. She has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award and the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act. 7:30 p.m. Beer, wine and cash bar on site. $20 to $40. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Advance tickets: Information: 802-387-0102 and website.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market: Weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, fruits, cider, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. SNAP shoppers turn $10 into $40 each week! . 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through 3/25 in the gymnasium. Through Saturday, March 25. Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market, 60 Austine Dr. Information:, 802-275-2835.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Snack and a Story" Interactive Workshop with Jamie Champney: Featuring children's author Jan Brett. Listen to "The Mitten" and make "brown bear toast" to enjoy together afterward!. 10-11 a.m. Register by 1/13. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Register:


BRATTLEBORO Food Choices with Robin Matathias: "Fat": Get the real facts on fats: Saturated and unsaturated, cholesterol, trans fats, and omega 3's, as well as their connections to disease. Learn how to make healthy fat choices and how to minimize the unhealthy fats. Discover why some foods contain less healthy fats today than they did in the past. We will learn ways to substitute healthy fats for unhealthy ones. 1-3:30. Register by 1/13. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: Register:

BRATTLEBORO Active Non-Violence Workshop: Taught by Rev. Ralph Howe. "We'll use small group exercises to explore and develop a deeper understanding of how the dynamics of violence work as well as how the dynamic of non-violence can be cultivated. This will be developed in the context of gender issues, reverence for the earth, social systems, and work for social justice leading to work on how to create and enhance communities of non-violence and transformation.". 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays. Free. The Beloved Community, 18 Town Crier Dr. Information: More info - Rev. Ralph Howe: or 802-249-2947.

BRATTLEBORO The Beloved Community: Gentle Exercise, Sacred Dance: Everyone of any age/all levels is invited to discover the amazing fulfillment of learning gentle stretching movements and simple dance routines to inspiring music. Each class incudes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility maneuvers. Some deep breathing and meditation exercises will also be incorporated in the sessions. Start the New Year off by taking better care of yourself both physically and spiritually. Exercise class. 11 a.m. for 20 min. approx. Sacred Dance: 11:40 a.m. approx. to 12 noon. A simple lunch follows. Both classes taught by Pastor Suzanne Andrews. Free. The Beloved Community, 18 Town Crier Dr. Information: More info: or call 413-648-3112 to reserve your spot.

Community building

EAST DUMMERSTON "Tracks and Trees - The Art of Seeing": A Workshop with Lynn Levine: Join Lynn in Dummerston to experience the wonders of winter- whether it be tracks, scat, or animal signs. Along the way, she will share tips on identifying trees in the winter and whatever else we see or hear. Each participant will be provided with their own copy of Lynn's book, "Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide.". 1-3:30 p.m. Dress appropriately for the outdoors and, if necessary, bring snowshoes. Limited to 15 people. Participants must be fully vaccinated. Masks required for the indoor portion of the workshop. (This event will take place the next day - 1/15 - if weather is inclement.). $20 pre-registration payment required. Lynn Levine. Information: Register: or call Kate Foldeak: 802-747-7900.

BRATTLEBORO Merry Mulch Christmas Tree Collection Service offered to Brattleboro residents: Offered by the BUHS Music Department for the 31st year and endorsed by the Vermont Department of Agriculture as well as the New Hampshire/Vermont Christmas Tree Association. Members of the band and chorus will transport undecorated trees from homes to a community garden in West Brattleboro where they will be chipped into mulch to be used by the gardeners. Since the town does not offer curbside pick-up of trees, the service saves residents the hassle of transporting their own trees. Pickup also offered for 1/21. $10 donation. Brattleboro Union High School. Information: All pick-ups must be pre-arranged. Call at least two days prior to your desired date: 802-579-2362 or 408-693-4588.

BRATTLEBORO Community Conversation with Brattleboro State Representatives: Representatives Emilie Kornheiser, Mollie Burke, and Tristan Toleno, along with State Senators Wendy Harrison and Nader Hashim, discuss legislative opportunities and community priorities. All are welcome to come join the conversation. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



January 2023