CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, February
Workshop: "Story Structure Part 1" (Online): "In this workshop, led by Barbara Morrison, we will look at ways to structure a story to make it so compelling that a reader cannot put it down. Appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, . 4 - 5 p.m. $10. All are welcome even if unable to donate at this time. Zoom. Information: To get link, email: email@example.com. Website: www.bmorrison.com/events.
PETERBOROUGH Monadnock Writers' Group Speaker Series: Darcey Gohring: "Finding Courage to Write Your Personal Narrative": Gohring leads workshops helping others reveal their often long-hidden stories. In a recent podcast with Understood, a nonprofit supporting people with learning differences, she said, "Every single person has their own challenges," and "there is something healing about writing your story." Gohring has found this to be true through her own writing. She has shared her experience with breast cancer, revealed the impacts of dyslexia on her education and career, and written about how menopause and aging affect her as a woman. She is the host of the Moms Don't Have Time to Write Online Writing Community and a writing instructor at The Writers Circle. She specializes in human interest stories and personal narrative. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, HuffPost, Business Insider, Scary Mommy, New Jersey Monthly, among others. Her essay "Looking Back at Cancer and Coronavirus" was nominated for a Zibby Award. She contributed to the anthology, Corona City: Voices From an Epicenter, and recently completed her debut novel, The Road Home. 10:30 a.m. Free. Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St. Information: 603-924-8040; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Opening Party for Keith Haring: "Subway Drawings": Join us for food, drinks, and a first look at Keith Haring: "Subway Drawings." In the early 1980s, Haring was a little-known artist from Reading, PA, not yet the international art superstar/ social activist he would soon become. During this time, Haring made thousands of unsanctioned chalk drawings in New York City subway stations. Most of them were promptly thrown away or papered over by subway authorities. Only a limited number survive to this day. 5 p.m. (Exhibit closes 4/16.). Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Latchis Gallery hosts work by Patti Newton: "Dreamland Circus Tarot": This festive installation features large color images from "The Dreamland Circus Tarot" - a 100-card artisan deck and book. The artwork is a combination of beautiful vintage photographs from the 1800s/early 1900s, and Patti's own photographs taken at a nearby contemporary amusement park originally known as 'Gallup's Cove' circa 1840 located in Agawam, Mass. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. are the Saturday hours Newton will personally be on site. She looks forward to meeting you. The Gallery will be fully lit so the exhibit can be viewed from the outside window 24/7 through 3/31. To purchase a deck or book or for more information visit www.silvermoonvt.com. Through Friday, March 31. Latchis 4 Gallery, 50 Main St.
BRATTLEBORO "Dawson City Frozen Time": Latchis Arts' Spotlight Film Series and Keene State College Curators: February Spotlight: "Dawson City Frozen Time" a documentary. In 1978, a bulldozer uncovered a cache of silent films buried in the Canadian permafrost for decades. Dir. Bill Morrison weaves images from this unearthed treasure trove into a mesmerizing and thought-provoking film. It has a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Films curated in collaboration with KSC Film Society - a student organization of film aficionados who meet weekly to share their passion for film and to program weekend screenings. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. KSC Film Society members will be on hand for some of the Latchis' Spotlight screenings to share their thoughts on the selections. Series continues 2/25, 2/26. Through Sunday, February 19. $10 suggested donation (no one turned away). Proceeds from Spotlight Series films benefit the non-profit Latchis Arts. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Johnathan Blake's Trio (In-Person, Facebook Live, Livestream): Heralded by NPR Music as "the ultimate modernist," Blake has recorded with the Mingus Big Band, Dave Holland, Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tom Harrell, Hans Glawischnig, Avishai Cohen, Donny McCaslin, Linda May Han Oh, Jaleel Shaw, Chris Potter, Maria Schneider, Alex Sipiagin, Kris Davis, Roy Hargrove, Russell Malone and countless other distinctive voices. He appears on three Grammy-nominated albums, one with Kenny Barron Trio (Book of Intuition), and two with the Mingus Big Band (Tonight at Noon, and I am Three). 7:30 p.m. "Blake's drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain." - The New York Times. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Wolfman Jack: Wolfman Jack is a live music project of veteran musicians from the New England area performing the psychedelic and electrifying Live Dead era of The Grateful Dead. A true dance band in the style of such legendary venues as The Fillmore West, Carousel Ballroom and Avalon Ballroom. They recreate those vintage sets from when the Grateful Dead were first cutting their teeth as a live music act. 8 p.m. $12 in advance, $25 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: Tickets: Stonechurchvt.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-275-2835.
W. MARLBORO Southern Vermont Natural History Museum - President's Week Open House: Includes kids activities, live animal encounters and special guests added to the Museum's regular exhibits and attractions. Among the special guests will be artist Mary Wright leading Observational Drawing and Animal Medicine Card reading, Photographer Nicki Steel will be on site with her photos and a special presentation on the local Eagle Nest. 12 noon-3 p.m: Nicki Steel. 2:30 p.m: Formal programming wraps up with a guided "Winter Wildlife" hike on Mount Olga. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 VT Route 9. Information: www.vermontmuseum.org.
CHESTERFIELD "Mason Goes Mushrooming" by Melany Kahn: Melany Kahn, a NH resident, has written her first book, "Mason Goes Mushrooming," after 20 years of volunteering to teach NH children how to forage for wild edible mushrooms. A first-of-its kind children's foraging adventure book, future foragers are invited to accompany a third-generation mushroom hunter, Mason (now 20 years old), and his four-legged pal, Buddy, on their woodland treasure hunts in search of edible mushrooms. The book's premise is simple: four seasons, four woodland adventures, four wild mushrooms, four delicious recipes. Mason teaches us it's never too early to learn and never too late to start foraging. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Melany quells common fears and puts the "us" in mushrooms by weaving simple education and science through a playful, fungi-finding adventure. Identification guide included for new foragers. Kid-friendly recipes are easy and bring out mouthwatering flavor notes of mushrooms. Melany also brings art supplies to present a clay art session where children shape and paint their own mushroom to take home. She also offers A Read Aloud - an animated reading with commentary - lasting about 8 minutes followed by an interactive session. While this is a book for kids, adults love it too!. Free. Chesterfirled Public Library, 524 Rte. 63. Information: www.chesterfieldlibrary.org/programming.
BRATTLEBORO 101st Harris Hill Ski Jump: Over 40 of the world's top up and coming ski jumpers from the US and Europe will compete. The event takes place on the only Olympic sized 90-meter ski jump in New England. Jumpers launch from the takeoff and soar more than 300 feet at speeds of nearly 60 mph. A festive atmosphere for the whole family with food, music, souvenirs, and a beer tent. 2/18: Pepsi Challenge & US Cup: 10 a.m. Gate opens, 11:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, 12 noon: Competition begins. 2/19: Fred Harris Memorial Tournament: 10 a.m. Gate Opens, 11:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, 12:30 p.m. Competition begins. Awards following events at the base of Harris Hill. Awards follow event at the base of Harris Hill. Through Sunday, February 19. $20 general, $15 ages 6-12 (at gate or online). Harris Hill Ski Jump, Cedar Street. Information: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5624694.
BRATTLEBORO Strength and Conditioning with Lissa Stark: This class will focus on strengthening and toning the body, build muscle, improving core structure, stretching and increasing energy and endurance. Open to anyone 16 years old and older and is suitable for all fitness levels. 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Arrive a few minutes early to register and sign in. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. $8 per class. Pre-registration is not required. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: Call 802-254-5808 for more information.
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, either in-person or from wherever they might be. 1-1:35 p.m. on Saturdays. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30). Information: email@example.com.
BELLOWS FALLS Monthly Conversation with Your Legislators: Chat with your Windham County Senators Nader Hashim and Wendy Harrison and your Windham-3 (Brookline, Rockingham and Westminster) House Representatives Michelle Bos-Lun and Leslie Goldman. Subsequent conversations are planned for the third Saturday of the month in March and April. 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the top floor meeting room. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.