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BRATTLEBORO Andrew Boyd: "I Want a Better Catastrophe: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope, and Gallows Humor" (New Society Publishers 2/2023): Author and renowned climate activist and prankster Andrew Boyd is founder of creative protest measures including the Climate Clock and Climate Ribbon, Boyd says humanity is on a "path of profound grief" and to cope with this "impossible new reality" people will need the wisdom, rituals, and stories that literature and spiritual teachers offer. This book does just that, featuring eight leading climate thinkers - from collapse-psychologist Jamey Hecht to grassroots strategist adrienne maree brown, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and Indigenous botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer. 3/16: 6:30 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) "Is it really the end of the world? And if so, now what?" Series continues 4/20 and 5/11. Events are free but donations are appreciated. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: Pre-register for 3/16 event:


PUTNEY Bluegrass/Traditional Folk Music by The Foreign Landers : Guitar/banjo/mandolin duo David Benedict and Tabitha Benedict, with bassist Nate Sabat and fiddler Julian Pinelli. Tabitha and David are award-winning multi-instrumentalists who have put together an amazing band that re-works and blends elements of traditional folk, bluegrass, Celtic music from both sides of the Atlantic and features instrumental fireworks/soaring vocals anchored by Tabitha's beautiful Aoife O'Donovan-esque voice." Drawing from the musical styles of their homelands, transatlantic, multi-instrumentalist duo David Benedict (South Carolina) and Tabitha Agnew Benedict (Northern Ireland) join with Nate Sabat on acoustic bass and Julian Pinelli on fiddle for their 2023 tour to celebrate the release of the CD "Traveler's Rest.". 7 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music. Next Stage provides a beer, wine, cocktail cash bar. $18 in advance, $22 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Join the Brattleboro Women's Chorus: Come sing with us! Rehearsals are open to anyone who wants to "try chorus out" with no obligation to join. Two rehearsal options 3/16 or 3/23: 10 a.m.-noon: Brattleboro Music Center or 6:30-8:30 p.m. at All Souls Church, 20 South St., W. Brattleboro. Those who decide to join, cost for spring session is $85-$160 sliding scale per adult w/ discounts for students and family pairs. Financial aid available. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. All singers must contact Brattleboro Music Center in advance: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Thorn in My Side - Hooker Dunham Theater's Original Game Show: "Each month, three contestants will compete in bizarre challenges that fit that month's theme. All of our award-winning episodes are filmed for BCTV. Recently named Brattleboro Community Television's 2022 'Series of the Year', Thorn In My Side is written by Ben Stockman, James Gelter, Jesse Tidd, and Shannon Ward. 8 p.m. Third Thursday of every month. Show is for adult audiences. Pay what you can. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. See past episodes: 802-281-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Brattleboro Bal Folk (French Dancing) : Fun and easy. Live music by Eloise & Co: No experience or partner necessary. All dances taught. Join us for lots of great energy, a welcoming community, fun music, and good exercise! If you've never done anything like this but you're curious, feel free to come sit along the sidelines and check it out!. 7-9:30 p.m. N95 or similar quality masks and vaccination required (show vax card at door). Bivalent booster recommended. Bring shoes to change into - floor may be slippery side - footwear that works on newly refinished surface. Donation ($10 to $20 suggested). Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-451-0405; Click for more info on Web in new window.



March 2023