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The written word

JACKSONVILLE Libraries Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Humor: British storyteller/humorist/author Simon Brooks reads from his book - "Tales of Celtic Rogues & Rascals." Scallywags, scamps, scoundrels abound. These tales will tickle your funny bone and, with a nudge and a wink, Simon will take your mind off other vagabonds and varlets with his ancient stories. Some might even be true! Simon's mission is to spread and share the art of traditional storytelling to a wider audience and to show the power (and need) of the 'ancient stories' of folk and fairy tales, myths and legends. 2 p.m. Presented by The Whitingham Free Public Library and Pettee Memorial Library. Recommended for mature audiences. Refreshments served. Free. Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 Vt. Rte. 100. Information: 802-368-7506.


BRATTLEBORO Dutch Experts Album Release Show with Orange Peel Mystic & Roost.World : Debut EP from Dutch Experts is inspired by the gothic landscape of The Cure and melodic choices informed by Kate Bush and Cocteau Twins. Capturing a uniquely modern sound with an 80s sonic sensibility. Born out of the pandemic, Dutch Experts is the project of southern VT local Hannah Hoffman, formerly of Dune Hunter. Her debut EP, "Bound by This," came out 2/24/23 with a vinyl release to follow. Orange Peel Mystic and Roost.World open up the night. 7 p.m. $15 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.


PUTNEY Osher Lecture Series: Can We Trust the People When It Comes to Reproductive Rights?: Presented by Meg Mott, "Constitution Wrangler." The third and final part of this series considers the judicial history of reproductive rights, the best arguments on both sides, and the work we need to do to govern ourselves in a pluralist society. 2-4 p.m. Note: All attendees/members must register prior to the start of the program. No payments at door. $8. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information and registration (required): 802-387-0102;


W. BRATTLEBORO "The Promise of Balance" (In-Person/Zoom): "What wonder is this greening, this promise from the Universe that the Earth is balanced, that renewal is more than possible! A service filled with the words of the poets and wise ones, traditions from native peoples who trusted that the rivers would swell, that the meadows and berries would give forth. Yet again we prepare to tip towards the light.". 10 a.m. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: Zoom: Go to on Sunday shortly before 10 a.m.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Forum for Residents of District 3 (Windham 9) : For the second year in a row, two Representative Town Meeting members - Robert Oeser and David Levenbach - are organizing a forum for residents of District 3 to ask questions and express their views about Town business. District 3 RTM members are encouraged to attend to hear from their constituents prior to this year's RTM which will be held on Saturday, 3/25. 3 p.m. in the Parlor. Free. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Information: 802-254-4730; Click to e-mail for more information.


PUTNEY Contra Dance at Pierce's Hall: Ruth Holleran will be calling and Amy and Laurie will be playing! We hope families with children will take this opportunity to dance with us. Looking forward to seeing you there! Note: If you call a single dance at this event you get in free, brownies, and applause. 3 p.m. Participants are required to show vaccination and bi-valent booster status and wear a K95 mask. We highly recommend a rapid test on day of dance. Free (donation benefits upkeep of hall). Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Falls Rd. Information and Covid requirements: 802-387-5875, 703-994-8936.



March 2023