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The written word

WILMINGTON Book Talk with Samantha Bovat and Jeremy P. Doran, authors of "The Little Kids": The authors will share tales from the book and offer insight into the process of writing a book that was unbeknownst to the other 8 siblings in the family. As the youngest two children in a family of 10, Samantha and Jeremy reflect upon how every day events affected their lives. They describe the roles that their parents and siblings played in shaping who they are today. From eating at a dinner table set for 12 to trips to the beach on Sunday mornings, these stories help the reader to become part of the family dynamic. Whether an only child or from a large family, you will enjoy insight into the lives of #9 and #10. 5:30 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

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 Through Friday, March 31. Latchis 4 Gallery, 50 Main St.

BRATTLEBORO Reception with John R. Killacky and his video FLUX plus Retrospectives by Nye Ffarabas, Charles Ramburg: Topics include Fluxus and Art as Performance and Language. 1 - 3 p.m. Free. CX Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information:

Ideas and education

WESTMINSTER WEST Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association - Tracks and Trees: Workshop on Wildlife Tracking and Tree Identification: Participants will learn to think like the animals they are tracking and connect with the forested landscape. Lynn Levine will give tips on identifying trees in the winter. For decades, Lynn has been an environmental educator, a tracker, consulting forester. She's written six books about the forest. Lynn has taken thousands of people into the woods. All workshop participants will be provided with their own copy of her book, "Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide.". 1-3:30 p.m. Limited to 12 people. Meet outside Congregational Church of Westminster West. Dress warmly for the outdoors and bring snowshoes. Snowshoes available to borrow at Westminster West Public Library. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-387-2334; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Big Takeover and Lush Honey: Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece NY band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene. Lush Honey, a funk/neo-soul/jam quartet, opens up the night. 8 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Keep Brattleboro in Stitches!: Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Want to learn?: Share your expertise and enthusiasm. Stitch together friendships while working on projects old and new in our fiber arts makerspace. All ages and experience levels welcome. 12 noon-2 p.m. every Saturday. Sewing machines and some supplies will be available. Plus many books for inspiration!. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmer's 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.

Community building

GUILFORD Guilford Free University - Community Skill Share Event: Guilford Treasures: Erin Tkaczyk and Richard Austin talk about their treasure hunting hobbies and offer show and tell with relics they've recovered from the ground. Proprioception Exercises to Improve Your Balance: Julie Holland. Sourdough Baking: Sarah Haydock. Itty Bitty Matchbox Books: Amber Paris. Backstrap Loom Weaving: Carol Schnabel. Home Burial: Verandah Porche. Seed Starting for the Home Gardener: Neighborhood Roots Collective. Children's Storytime. Clay Sculptures w/Nature Collecting - Walk with Katie and Scott. 12:30-1 p.m. Welcome and Intros. 1-2 p.m: Guilford Treasures. Sourdough Baking. 2-3 p.m: Backstrap Loom Weaving. Home Burial. Seed Starting for the Home Gardener. Children's Storytime. 2:30-4 p.m: Clay sculptures w/ Nature Collecting. Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Full schedule:

VERNON Coffee with Coffey (In-Person/Zoom): "Coffee with Coffey" is an way for Sara to share updates and hear from her Guilford and Vernon constituents. In Person: 10-11 a.m. on Saturday. Zoom: 3-4 p.m. on Sunday. Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: Zoom:

WEST TOWNSHEND Winter Tree Identification Walk: Join Michael Longo, Sally Newton and other folks for a walk in the woods. Share your knowledge, and/or become familiar with local tree species. Learn how to tell them apart when they have no leaves. We are tentatively planning to walk near the old air strip on Ball Mountain in Jamaica. 2 p.m. "We meet at the West Townshend Country Store and carpool or caravan to the location. Depending on weather, snow shoes or micro spikes might be a good idea.". West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: Questions: Sally: 802-884-7141,


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: Dance to Live Music by "NH Visitors": Everyone is welcome. Non-alcoholic beverages available plus 50/50 Raffle. 7 - 10:30 p.m. $10 members, $12 non-members. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: More information: Tom: 978-249-6917,978-790-9322; Barbara: 802-722-9205, 802-376-0317.

BRATTLEBORO "Connecting through Disconnection": SideStream Studio has produced a dance performance with local choreographers and dancers focusing on the theme of connection and disconnection. "Connecting through Disconnection" will be followed by refreshments and a lively conversation about the power of art society. 7 - 9 p.m. $15. Sidestream Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Suite 346. Information: Tickets:

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Sugar on Snow Supper: The First Congregational Church is holding its 70th annual Sugar on Snow supper with the traditional menu of ham, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, deviled eggs, home-made rolls, and maple syrup on snow with home-made doughnuts (and, of course, sour pickles). There will be an auction at each seating for locally-produced maple syrup. Come and be part of this Vermont tradition!. Two seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. $15 adults; $6 ages 6-12; $3 ages 3-5; free for under age 3. First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information: Reservations (either eat-in or take-out), call 802-257-7557.



March 2023