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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children": Two retired nuclear scientists take refuge in an isolated cottage by the sea after a disastrous tsunami causes an accident at a nearby nuclear power plant. The unexpected arrival of an old friend with a frightening request asks them to ponder their own culpability in the disaster. Through laughter and tension, Kirkwood makes us ponder the responsibilities of one generation towards those that follow. Kirkwood has us ask the question, "What about the children?". 3/23-3/25: 7:30 p.m., 3/26: 2 p.m., 3/30-4/1: 7:30 p.m. Performers: Gay Maxwell, Christopher Coutant, James Maxwell. Directed by Karla Baldwin. Through Saturday, April 1. $15. Reservations: 802-490-3959. Cash or checks only at the door. Walk-ins welcome. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: More information:

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "BLOOM" - Exhibit of 17 bright, bold, watercolor flowers by the local group Art Among Friends: These 6 artists - Connie Evans, Alice Freeman, Kathy Greve, Laurie Klenkel, Louise Zak and Lynn Zimmerman - gathered online during the pandemic to create, support, and encourage one another on their artistic journeys. They continue to meet twice weekly to practice techniques, share ideas, and offer constructive advice. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Main Meeting Room. Through Thursday, April 27. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information:,

Ideas and education

PUTNEY NXT Curators Series welcomes Poster House's Angelina Lippert: What is a poster and how is it different from a print, a handbill, a flyer? What makes a poster valuable? Join Angelina Lippert, chief curator/director of content at Poster House in NYC, the first and only museum in the US dedicated to the art and history of the poster, and learn how this ephemeral medium marries the worlds of art and commerce. Talk will cover the birth of posters in the mid-1800s, major stylistic movements, important moments in printing history, a glimpse into the wide array of exhibitions Lippert has curated on posters. 7 p.m. Arts & Humanities Curators Speak series: Hear from curators in various arts and humanities fields. Intent is to shine a light on less known styles and genres, providing a behind-the-scenes look at what curators need to consider when working with their medium. Series continues 3/30 and 4/6. Free - donations appreciated. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: More information: 802-387-0102. Advance registration:


BRATTLEBORO Join the Brattleboro Women's Chorus: Come sing with us! In-person rehearsal. Open to anyone who wants to "try chorus out" with no obligation to join. (Also see 3/24). Two rehearsal options: 10 a.m.-noon at Brattleboro Music Center or 6:30-8:30 p.m. at All Souls Church, 20 South St., W. Brattleboro. 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.


GUILFORD Weekly Tai Chi Classes for Beginners: Here is a great opportunity to try beginner tai chi for the first time, or brush up after a long break. Benefits include: improved balance, strength, stress relief, general health. They are real over time through regular tai chi practice. Beyond those serious considerations often cited by medical professionals, we have a good time laughing and getting to know each other!. 9:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Free. No pre-registration required. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: More information: 802-579-1350,


BRATTLEBORO Windham County Humane Society Raffle: One lucky winner will take home a check for 50% of the Rescue Raffle Pot and the other 50% will go directly toward helping homeless pets in our community. Our hopes are that the pot will reach $20,000 or more, but we need your help to get there. Please forward this email and share on social media to help spread the word and get friends, family, and rescue-loving strangers in on the fun. Bookmark our website event page to watch the Raffle Pot total grow. When you purchase tickets online, you will receive an email within 3 business days containing your lucky ticket numbers and serving as proof of purchase (not actual tickets). Participants must be 18 or older and available to pick up prize in person at WCHS in Brattleboro. Through Monday, June 19. Windham County Humane Society, 916 West River Rd. Information:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO "She Means Business" - Celebrating Women's History Month & Women-Owned Businesses in Southern Vermont: This inaugural event will provide opportunities to learn about, connect, celebrate Vermont's women-owned businesses as part of Women's History Month. Attendees will have the option to plan their day, selecting from two workshops - QuickConnect networking session with lenders and resource providers or a business hop to select downtown businesses. Evening reception. Event is open to anyone who owns a business, is thinking of starting one, or just wants to see what Vermont's small business community has to offer. Schedule: 10-11:30 a.m: Business Planning Basics Workshop. 12-1:30 p.m: 9 Steps to Increasing Awareness for Your Business Workshop. 3-4 p.m: Brattleboro Business Hop: Maps provided so you can take a stroll to check out the area's vibrant small business community. 4-5:30 p.m: QuickConnect: Connect with lenders/statewide service providers offering insights and materials to help small business owners. Start collaborations and conversations with lenders, business advisors, experts. 5:30-7 pm: Reception & Networking hosted by the Vermont Women's Fund: Celebrate with food, fun, more networking conversations. She Means Business is hosted by the Small Business Administration VT District Office, VT Women's Fund, Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, The Stone Church, Center for Women & Enterprise, VT Small Business Development Ctr. Event is in partnership w/ the Community Navigator Pilot Program. All activities are free. Walk-ins welcome but guests are asked to register in advance for planning purposes. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information:, Phyllis K. Ershowsky:

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Monthly Free Produce Distribution: Monthly food drop of free produce and some non-perishables. 9-9:45 a.m. Fourth Thursday of very month. Because of COVID, it is drive-up service. Bags provided. Co-sponsored by Vermont Foodbank and Putney Foodshelf on Alice Holloway Dr. (in front of Putney Meadows - white building across from Putney Co-op and Putney Fire Station). Free. Putney Great Meadows.



March 2023