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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Elm City Comedy Presents!: Join other comedy fans to share in laughter while enjoying 6 handpicked, hard-working comedians from around New England who will be featured in this one night event. Hosted by Marisa Imon - a comedy musician whose music you may have heard on Netflix's "Lucifer," this show features a line-up including local up-and-comers such as Tim Stone and Mike Bergeron, Burlington comic and 2022 finalist of Vermont's Funniest Comedian competition, Mike Thomas, Toni Nagy, Leanne Horvath - comics who frequent the NYC comedy scene and who are co-owners of the local arts company Sidestream Studio. 7:30 - 9 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.). $13 in advance, $15 at door. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: Tickets:


PUTNEY Walter Parks and Rob Curto: "Swampalachian Trail" / Jason Scaggs opens: Walter Parks, longtime guitarist sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens joins accordionist extraordinaire Rob Curto in presenting their self-described "Swampalachian" acoustic and roots style – a blend of reels, hollers, spirituals and blues. Their project reimagines the historic soundtrack to the building of America reminding us all regardless of political and cultural diversity, that whereas we may be bonded by an often painful history, we are nonetheless moved and united in the present day by the love of great music. 7:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $22 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets:

BRATTLEBORO Cherish the Ladies: Formed 37 years ago to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what been the male-dominated field of Irish music, Cherish the Ladies have performed thousands of concerts to audiences around the world. They've played at The White House and the Olympics and released 17 critically acclaimed albums. Their show is a blend of the old and the new, Irish songs, lively jigs and reels and heart-wrenching slow airs. The New York Times called their music "passionate, tender and rambunctious." The Washington Post praised their "astonishing array of virtuosity.". 7:30 p.m. $30-$35. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. More info or to reserve seats with wheelchair access: Jon Potter, or 802-254-1109 ext. 3. Tickets:


SAXTONS RIVER Creative Aging (Workshop for Seniors): Drawing out wisdom of the past is among the goals of a series of workshops being offered for seniors through a collaboration between Main Street Arts, 24 Main, Saxtons River Historical Society. Seniors will be encouraged to turn their memories into collage, watercolor painting, poetry, story, and the work will be presented at a month-long interactive exhibit in the MSA gallery, with an opening 4/28. The public will be invited to respond with their own insights into how to bring the wisdom of the past into today. Project leader is creative aging expert Susan Rosano, a mosaic and mural artist from Guilford. She's been a Master Teaching Artist and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant and Educator for over 20 years, bringing visual/expressive arts projects to senior citizens, hospice patients and their families, schools, libraries, hospitals, museums. In 2021, she trained to be a Vermont Lifetime Arts Teaching Artist and was awarded a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship. She is on the teaching roster for the VAC's Creative Aging program. 3/10: 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Kickoff luncheon to introduce the program/sign up participants in the dining room at 24 Main (former Christ's Church). Program funded by a Creative Aging grant from the VT Arts Council through its Creative Aging program and is open to 15 participants ages 55 plus. Workshop dates: March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21 at Main Street Arts from 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Medicaid & Health Resource Drop-in Hours: All are welcome to stop in to find out whether they will be affected by the upcoming Medicaid cut-backs, what their rights are in this process, and how to be sure that they aren't cut off for bureaucratic reasons. People who are not on Medicaid and have questions about health care access are also welcome, as there will be other health care resources available. Hosted by Vermont Workers' Center. 2-4 p.m. in the Meeting Room. (Also offered 3/31 - same place, same time). Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: More information:

BELLOWS FALLS Tai Chi Fridays at Rockingham Library: Qi Gong means "healthy breath cultivation" in Chinese. It's an ancient Taoist exercise system of moderate strenuousness that emphasizes relaxation, balance, body awareness, health, and breathing. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome. Instructor John Bohannon will focus on parts of the version of tai chi developed by Cheng Man-ch'ing as well as other Qi Gong exercises. 11 a.m.-12 noon. on consecutive Fridays. No special equipment or clothing required. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: If interested, reach out to John at, 802-869-2961.



March 2023