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Leap Day concert in Guilford

GUILFORD - A special Leap Day house concert will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 29, at Wendy's Soiree in Guilford, featuring bluegrass duo Andrew Finn McGill and Anya Hinkle, the 2019 Merlefest songwriting winner and 2023 USA Songwriting winner for "Best World Song."

McGill played in the series with a Brazilian trio in mid-July, and Wendy Redlinger says that "they blew the audience away with their virtuosity and exuberant presence. Now he's back with a different sound."

The concert begins at 7 p.m. with no intermission. Admission is $15 - 20 at the door. Reservations recommended by emailing [email protected].

Art show reception at Brooks Library

BRATTLEBORO - On Friday, March 1, from 4 to 5 p.m., there will be a reception for the art exhibit, "YUM!" in the Main Reading Room of Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

"YUM!" is an exhibit of 15 bright, bold watercolors depicting edible delights: from mousse to macarons, paella to potato chips, shortcake to strawberries. These posters are by Art Among Friends, a group of six local artists - Connie Evans, Alice Freeman, Kathy Greve, Laurie Klenkel, Louise Zak, and Lynn Zimmerman - who gather regularly to paint and to support and encourage one another on their artistic journeys.

The exhibit will be on display at the library through Friday, April 26. For more information about the art and artists, contact them at [email protected].

Sugar on Snow supper served in Guilford

GUILFORD - Broad Brook Grange's annual Sugar on Snow Supper will be held Saturday, March 2, at the Broad Brook Community Center. 3940 Guilford Center Rd.

The meal features ham, and the following homemade items: baked beans, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, rolls, doughnuts, and Guilford maple sugar on Guilford snow. Pickles accompany the snow. There will be three seatings: 5, 6, and 7 p.m. At each seating, a half-gallon of Guilford maple syrup will be raffled.

This longtime annual fundraiser helps support the many activities of the Grange, which sponsors pre-town meeting, a community Thanksgiving dinner, this supper, and brunches, as well as Guilford Center Stage productions. The Grange organization also provides Christmas stockings for seniors and a college scholarship.

Tickets for the supper are: $15 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 - 12, and $2 for kids age 4 and under. Reservations for a particular seating are recommended, as the earlier seatings often sell out in advance. A waiting list will also be kept, and those with reservations who cannot make it are asked to phone their cancellation.

There are usually a few unreserved seats left for the 7 p.m. seating, for those who show up without a reservation. Reservations made be made by emailing [email protected]; you'll get a confirmation reply. Or you may text to 202-247-5251, or phone 802-257-5359.

Jazz vocalist to perform in house concert

BRATTLEBORO - Under the Maple chez Grossman/Peel will present jazz vocalist and pianist Doug Bowles in a house concert on Sunday, March 3, at 7 p.m.

Bowles is a tenor, pianist, conductor, dance band leader, and an acknowledged expert in the performance styles of the 1920s and 1930s. "Hear the music that would have been enjoyed in this house 100 years ago, sung and played the way it should be, with drinks and homemade baked goods at the break," say organizers.

There is a suggested donation of $25 at the door; however, any amount is welcome. Reservations are required and can be made at [email protected]. The address and further details of the concert will be sent.

Kindergarten information night

BRATTLEBORO - On March 7, at 6 p.m., there will be a kindergarten information night at Green Street School for Brattleboro parents/guardians with children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall (must be 5 before Sept. 1).

Participants will meet the three Brattleboro principals to learn about consistencies across the three town schools, elements of the kindergarten day, and answer other questions about starting kindergarten in Brattleboro. Pizza and child care will be provided.

An RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated, to [email protected] or 802-579-1013. Those who have not registered their child for kindergarten in Brattleboro, contact Pre-Kindergarten Coordinator Kerri Beebe at the contact information listed above.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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