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The written word

PETERBOROUGH Speaker Series: Talk by Bestselling Author Abbi Glines - Writing about Relationships and Romance: Hosted by Monadnock Writers' Group, this event should interest both readers and writers who enjoy stories with emotional impact. Glines has written over 40 novels since self-publishing her first one in 2011. Regardless of genre and setting, Gline consistently delivers novels with realistic characters, drama, action, and heartfelt moments. Her writing spans multiple genres including contemporary and paranormal romance, new adult, and young adult novels, plus a recently released historical romance. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Free. Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St. Information: More info:,

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 Sarasa Ensemble: "All About My Mother": Program includes Matthew Locke's Fantasy from Suite No. 5 in G minor from "Consort of Four Parts"; Dvorak's "Songs my Mother Taught Me" from Gypsy Songs; Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 277; Mahler's Kindertotenlieder (arranged for soprano and string quartet by Ivo Bauer); and Gershwin's Lullaby for string quartet. Performers include Ute Gfrerer, soprano; Zenas Hsu and Amy Galluzzo, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; and Jennifer Morsches, cello. 7 p.m. $20 ($25 at door). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Linda May Han Oh Quartet (In-Person/Livestream/FacebookLive): Grammy Award-winning bassist leads quartet in performing rhythmically driven compositions. Whether recording or touring with top tier players like Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron and Terri Lyne Carrington or presenting her own heralded music, Linda May Han Oh is "one of the most dynamic rising stars in jazz today" (Wall Street Journal). Her music is complex and beautiful, filled with unexpected compositional elements, sometimes combining electronics with acoustic instruments, always demonstrating a deft understanding of polyrhythms and harmonic sophistication. Linda May Han Oh is a renaissance woman carrying the torch of her generation. 7:30 p.m. Accessibility questions: In-Person: $20-$50 sliding scale (tickets available online at or email Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Simultaneous: Livestream (donations accepted): / Facebook: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Recreation and Parks announces 14th Annual Youth Chess Tournament: For participants in Kindergarten through 8th grade. All skill levels welcome. Depending on number of entrants, contestants will be divided into appropriate groups. Swiss System, no players are eliminated. Game boards provided. Eric Strickland runs the tournament. 1 - 4 p.m. $5. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

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: 802-275-2835;


WEST TOWNSHEND Breathing Workshop: Looking for more energy? More relaxation? Better sleep? Would you like to unlock the secret of drug-free management of anxiety, fear, pain, and stress? Betsy Thompson teaches the basics of the BreatheOutDynamic system (BODs) and coaches you as you practice BODs sitting, standing, and walking. Betsy has been teaching and using BODs for over 30 years, helping folks with a wide variety of health issues because breathing affects every organ in your body including your autonomic nervous system. 10 a.m.-12 noon. To get a jumpstart on the workshop, explore and watch Betsy's 10-minute YouTube video located in the media section. Video is visual version of Chapter 3 - how-to chapter in Betsy's book "Just Breathe Out-Using Your Breath to Create a New, Healthier You" (you can purchase it at the workshop, Blaire Books & More in Chester, Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Book Nook in Ludlow). Free. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Free Workshops on Saturdays : Classes are for all-levels: "Stretching," "Sacred Dance," "Active Non-Violence.". 11-11:30 a.m. every Sat: Stretching Exercise. 11:30 a.m.-12 noon: Beginners Sacred Dance. 12:30-2:30 p.m: Active Non-Violence. Offered by the Methodist/Baptist Beloved Community. Free-will donations are welcome and appreciated. Lunch is free as well. First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Dr. Information: For more information contact Pastor Ralph Howe or Pastor Sue Andrews: 802-254-1234.

Community building

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. Come for an informal conversation about current issues and bring your questions!. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 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.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro in Stitches: Drop-in Fiber Arts Makerspace: Keep Brattleboro in Stitches! Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Want to learn? Come and share your expertise and enthusiasm. Stitch together friendships while working on projects old and new in our fiber arts makerspace. Sewing machines and some supplies available, plus lots of books for inspiration! All ages and experience levels welcome. 12 noon - 2 p.m. every Saturday. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:



March 2023