CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, February
GUILFORD Guilford Center Stage announces Auditions for the play "Our Town": This Thornton Wilder classic, directed by Ian Hefele, will be performed the first weekend in May, marking the return of theater to Guilford after a three-year COVD hiatus. Written in 1938 and based on the nearby town of Peterborough, NH, "Our Town" is one of the most often performed American plays. A full range of ages is represented among the characters, and there are both major roles and small ones, with possibilities for actor doublings. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Arrive anytime during session; no appointment necessary. Prepare or bring a short dramatic reading of your choosing. Hefele will also suggest a reading from the play script. Rehearsals will begin in mid-March for about 6 weeks and many individual scenes will be rehearsed in small groups so most actors will not have to be at all rehearsals. Dir. Ian Hefele has appeared on stage in three previous Guilford shows, as well as in performances with many companies in the area. He has directed Ten Minute Plays with Actors Theatre Playhouse and a full-length play, "The Road to Mecca," with Vermont Theatre Company. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Unable to make this audition date, call Ian: 802-246-7096. Or email email@example.com and copy your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist and Curator Conversation: Alison Moritsugu and Sarah Freeman: "Moons and Internment Stones" (Zoom/Facebook Live): Artist Alison Moritsugu, Densho community activist/artist Erin Shigaki, and curator Sarah Freeman discuss this exhibit of paintings of the moon and of stones collected by Moritsugu's grandfather in the Santa Fe Internment Camp during World War II. This event is presented in partnership with Densho, a nonprofit committed to documenting the oral histories of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Moritsugu was born and raised in Hawaii. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Lux Art Institute, Littlejohn Contemporary, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Erin Shigaki is a yonsei (4th-generation) Japanese American who creates art that is community-based and focused on BIPOC experiences, such as those of members of her community incarcerated during World War II. She seeks to understand intergenerational trauma and to explore the emergence of beauty and intimacy despite unspeakably harsh circumstances. She believes that wielding art and activism to tell these stories can educate, redress, incrementally heal. 7 p.m. Hosted by the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. A recording will be made available afterward. Free. Zoom. Information: Sign up: 802-257-0124 x 101 or https://tinyurl.com/352t6thc.
The Rockingham Energy Committee presents a Biofuel Discussion (via Zoom): Learn all about the emerging renewable liquid heating fuels from Sean Cota, President and CEO of the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) from Washington, DC. This presentation will review why these fuels reduce CO2e and why immediate cumulative uses of renewable fuels impact total cumulative emissions. Cota will also explain the scientific basis of measuring CO2e. and why you need to measure them. Sean Cota has more than 35 years of experience in the heating fuels industry. Cota has testified before Congress and the CFTC ten times as a subject matter expert on energy trading market functions, and in the areas of swaps, futures, options, and other non-regulated, structured financial products. 6 p.m. Free. Zoom. Information: Receive Invite: email@example.com or call the Rockingham Library: 802-463-4270.
BRATTLEBORO Downtown Brattleboro's Historic District 6th Annual Luv Crawl: "Get yourself in the spirit and check out our downtown shops for the special idea, gift or experience for the sweet ones in your life. Sip on spirits, beer, cider, wine and snacks while you gain inspiration." Participating shops/tastemakers: Taylor for Flowers – Vermont Distillers, Altiplano – Barr Hill, Beadniks – Zero Gravity Brewing, Vermont Artisan Designs – St. Johnsbury Distillers, Cara Wolff Jewelry – Silo Distillery, Boomerang – A Vermont Table, Saxton's River Distillery – The Good Spot, The Lounge – Superfresh!, The Collective – Bratt Food Coop, ZPOTZ – Mad River Distillery, First Proof Press – Stonecutter Spirits, River Garden Marketplace – Frisky Cow Gelato, A Vermont Table – Grafton Cheese, Tierra Botanics – Heart Grown Wild. 6-8 p.m. Spirits/beer/cider/wine/snacks. Shop for a special idea, gift, experience. Check in at Stone Church and choose your adventure! Each stop gets you a stamp. Each stamp gets you closer to a prize. Everyone who obtains 14 stamps is entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card to any participating shop. Each year we offer a commemorative tasting glass for purchase which you can use on your stroll. Fire Arts Studio & ZPOTS offer blown glass/clay shot glasses for purchase this evening. $15 at door of The Stone Church. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
NEWFANE Lunch offered by Senior Solutions: Appetizer: Ham Salad on crackers; Main Meal: Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad, Beets, Bread. Dessert: Strawberry Cake with cream. 12 noon. Meal is prepared by the hard-working volunteers from the church and community. $3.50 suggested donation. Newfane Congregational Church, 11 Church St. Information: Questions? Call Winnie Dolan: 365-7870.