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The written word

"Other Forms of Life Writing" (Online): Led by Barbara Morrison: "In this workshop, appropriate for beginning and experienced writers, we'll explore using journals, blogs, and other forms of life writing.". 4 -5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:

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. Saturday, 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.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Teaching People's History: Reconstruction: Participatory workshop for educators interested in learning/ teaching more about the era following the Civil War and emancipation (Reconstruction), an era full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity. Participants will engage in a series of classroom-friendly activities that uncover the underrecognized, bottom-up history of this era and ask how unfulfilled promises of Reconstruction might shape our politics and curriculum moving forward. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Presenters: Dr. Tiffany Mitchell Patterson and Nataliya Braginsky. All participants receive a copy of the book, "Rethinking Schools, A People's History of Abolition and the Civil War," and lunch sourced from local farm-to-table restaurant. Facilitated by the Zinn Education Project with support from the Sparkplug Foundation. $35. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: 802-451-0844; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Beyond Description

GUILFORD Wendy's Soiree Series and Temple of Artists present: "Samurai: Their Secret Life": This show is a unique presentation of projected images with live narration and shakuhachi (Japanese flute) music. Known as a woodwind virtuoso, as well as 9-time USKSF gold medalist in taijiquan, Su Terry combined her passions for both music and martial arts in the U.S. for the first time. The haunting sound of the shakuhachi has been described as "Nature whispering her secrets," and even as an entry into Nirvana. Legendary samurai warriors of Japan never disappeared. They still exist in movies, books, websites. The image of the samurai is so powerful it's used to sell popular products!. 7 p.m. What was so special about samurai? After all, many types of warriors have made an impact on history. Su will explain secrets that not only made samurai fierce warriors but enabled them to transform themselves after the Shogun effectively eliminated them from society for political reasons. $15-$20 suggested donation. Wendys Soiree, 2596 Tater Ln. More about Su Terry: Directions, more info: 802-254-6189,

BRATTLEBORO March Death Cafe at Experienced Goods: Join curious and like-minded folks to talk about death while enjoying tea, coffee, and snacks which are provided. Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives. A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, themes. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feel free to bring something to share. Brattleboro Area Hospice provides a broad range of services for living/dying well, focusing on end-of-life, bereavement, advance care planning. Programs reflect our community's values of kindness, decency, and dignity. All services are free and available to anyone living in Southeastern VT or bordering NH towns. Donations gratefully accepted and will go to Brattleboro Area Hospice. Experienced Goods, 77 Flat St. More information:, 802-257-0775 . Death Cafe website: RSVP as space is limited! Email or call 802 257-0775. There will be a waiting list.


BRATTLEBORO Kevra & Chappell Make a "French Connection": Flutist Karen Kevra and pianist Jeffrey Chappell perform music by French composers with connections to unexpected lands. Includes the French/Spanish connection revealed in Ravel's sultry Habanera as well as François Borne's Fantaisie brillante on Bizet's "Carmen." Also spotlighted: Louis Moyse's Introduction, Theme, and Variations (on a Japanese chant), showing his affinity and even a little ancestry from Japan. Other works include Pierre Octave Ferroud's Bergere captive for solo flute and Gabriel Fauré’s Valse-Caprice No. 1 in A major, Op. 30 for solo piano. 7 p.m. $20 In advance, $25 at door. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmer's Market: 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. in the gymnasium. This is the last day of the weekly 2022/2023 Winter Farmers' Market. Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market, 60 Austine Dr. Information:, 802-275-2835.


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club and Live Music with Champagne Jam: Everyone is welcome. Nonalcoholic beverages available, 50/50 Raffle. $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.

Community meals

DUMMERSTON The Evening Star Grange annual Sugar-on-Snow Supper: Seatings: 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Takeout dinners are not available!. $15 adult, $7 per child ages 5 to 11. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: Reservations required: 802-254-1138.



March 2023