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Today, March 16

Windham County

Music


Kevin Parry open mic: 7 to 10 p.m. Putney Road, Brattleboro. Free. Participating musicians receive 50 percent off of their meal. 802-257-7563. For information and to sign up call 802-257-7563. kevinparrymusic.com

Funk Night: live band: 9:30 p.m. at Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Live music: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Whetstone Station, 35 Bridge St., Brattleboro. Information at whetstonestation.com or 802-490-2354.

Dance

Gentle folk dancing:
4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 4 at the Putney Cares Activities Barn, Kimball Hill, Putney. No partner or experience necessary. $8 for first class.

Theater

"Sweeney Todd":
7:30 p.m. Theatergoers are invited to create their own costumes for tonight's Steampunk Night, with prizes for best costume. Ticket prices range from $15 to $100, with special $5 student rates at certain performances. Reservations and ticketing information can be found at Mainstreetarts.org or by calling MSA at 802-869-2960. At the Bellows Falls Opera House, The Square, Bellows Falls.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge:
6 p.m., writers mingle to share experiences With guest Jessica Swift. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Artist's Town Meeting: 6 to 8 p.m. The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP), in tandem with artists Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley and Clare Adams are hosting the meeting. 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls. The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP), in tandem with artists Chris Sherwin, Jeanette Staley and Clare Adams are hosting an Artists' Town Meeting at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, WOOL FM and Chris Sherwin's Glass Studio.

Opening reception: 5 p.m. at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts featuring a retrospective of watercolor paintings by Vermont painter David Rohn in David Rohn Watercolors: 1974-2016. For the first time, MGFA will devote the entire gallery to a single artist with this exhibition of over thirty-five paintings. 183 Main St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Music

Annual Pop Concert:
7 p.m. The MAU Music Department will present the MAU Jazz Band, Pop Choir, Chamber Singers, Da Capos and many solo and small group acts performing a wide variety of current and classic Popular Music. Tickets are $5 and may b purchased in advance at the High School Main office, or at the door. 30 Park St., Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Lecture:
7:30 to 9 p.m. Robert H. Woodworth Lecture Presents: Brian Donahue, "Wildlands, Woodlands, Farmlands and Communities: Visions of New England's Future," CAPA Symposium, Bennington College



Friday, March 17

Windham County

Music

Jazz Fridays:
Maitri - Cosmic Duo from Brooklyn at the Lounge. 4 High St., Brattleboro

St.. Patrick's Fiddle Frenzy: 7:30 p.m., OctoPladd at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Dress like a Leprechaun and win free tickets to another Stone Church Arts concert happening this Spring! Stone Church Arts presents St. Patrick's Fiddle Frenzy on St. Patrick's Day night, Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are limited and may be purchased in advance. They are $20.00 general admission, $15.00 for seniors and $45 premium, reserved seating. Tickets at the door are $25 general and $20 for seniors. Advance tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at stonechurcharts.org.For additional information on this concert or any of the upcoming Stone Church Arts concerts, visit the website at www.stonechurcharts.org or call 802-460-0110.

Live Band: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Spike Dogtooth, original and traditional Irish songs on St. Patty's Day at the Grafton/Phelps Barn, 92 Main St., Grafton.

Dance

"Shall We Dance?":
7 to 10 p.m., East Coast Swing class, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. No partner is needed. Lesson and dance just $10/per person. Lesson at 7 p.m.. Dancing to mixed rhythms 8 to 10 p.m. Please carry shoes to dance in. Information at 802-365-0233 or 579-9990. Private lessons available. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

Theater

Performance Artist Jonas Cain:
7 p.m. A One-man variety show: "It's a Magical Life!" Hooker-Dunham Theatre 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the door, or reserve tickets at 800-969-9778. For more information visit jonascain.com.

"Sweeney Todd":
7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15 to $100, with special $5 student rates at certain performances. Reservations and ticketing information can be found at Mainstreetarts.org or by calling MSA at 802-869-2960. At the Bellows Falls Opera House, The Square, Bellows Falls.

Film

Women's Film Festival: All the films will be shown at the New England Youth Theater. For a description of the films and the schedule, go to womensfilmfestival.org. Tickets for the gala are $30 at 802-257--7364 or email email:advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net. Individual film tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for students/seniors. A five-movie pass is available for $40. Passes may be purchased at Everyone's Books in Brattleboro and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield.

Bennington County

Author event:
7 p.m. Author Malcolm Bell presents his book "The Attica Turkey Shoot: Carnage, Cover-up, and the Pursuit of Justice." While serving as a New York State prosecutor, he bravely blew the whistle on the state's refusal to hold law officers accountable for the extensive torture and murder that they committed during the 1971 Attica prison riot." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Out of Area

Music

Twiddle:
8 p.m., Doors open at 7:15 p.m. at Colonial Theatre in Keene, N.H. Twiddle makes their debut at the Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H. $34.50 in advance, plus $3 day of show On sale at tickets.thecolonial.org

Theater

"The Book Club Play":
7:30 p.m., Tickets are $25 general admission/$10 student at hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out. Members of a local book club can call in to the box office to save $5. Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot Theater, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, NY



Saturday, March 18

Windham County

Music

The Butterfly Swing Band: 7:15 to 10 p.m. hot jazz for listening and dancing, dinner and music at the New England House, 254 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. No cover.

Jazz concert: 8 p.m. Vocalist Sheila Jordan with pianist Alan Broadbent and bassist Harvie S. for bebop plus Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook at The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222, Brattleboro. Tickets available at vtjazz.org, by email at ginger@vtjazz.org, by phone 802-254-9088, in person at In The Moment, Main St., Brattleboro.

American music concert: 7 p.m. Joe Walsh, Mariel Vandersteel, and Eli West to perform at Sandglass Theater to carve out a unique sound on their upcoming New England Spring Tour. Drawing from their strong individual musical voices, the trio will be collaborating on traditional American songs and tunes, Norwegian fiddle tunes (using Vandersteel's hardingfele, Norway's traditional folk instrument), and original songs and instrumentals. 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. Ticket reservations: 802-387-4051, $18 at the door, cash only, please. More information is available at .oekwalsh.com, elidoes.bandcamp.com, and marielvandersteel.com.

NOWROOZ: 4 p.m. New Day, New Light, New Year, Persian and Central Asian Cultures at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro, The Asian Cultural Council of Vermont (ACCVT) is presenting an annual observance of this ancient and current multicultural festival. This event, open to all, features traditional classical Iranian music by Eshagh Shaoul and others, selections of Persian poetry, and a delicious Persian dinner (by donation). More Information accvt.org, damsilvervt@gmail.com; 802-257-7898

Dance

Contra dances:
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Village Dance Series to feature young performers at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center. Andy Davis will be calling the dance. He will be joined by the Witman Family Band which features Ellery Witman on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar, Alden Witman on Irish whistle and Avery Witman on cello. Prior dance experience is not necessary, as all the dances are taught. All ages and abilities are welcome. There will be a potluck supper before the dance at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for families. For more information call 802-257-1819, or email: village@dancingmasters.com

Theater

"I Laid an Egg":
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets $9 available by emailing info@sandglasstheater.org or calling 802-387-4051. Getting tickets in advance is highly encouraged as seating is limited.

"Sweeney Todd": 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $15 to $100, with special $5 student rates at certain performances. Reservations and ticketing information can be found at Mainstreetarts.org or by calling MSA at 802-869-2960. At the Bellows Falls Opera House, The Square, Bellows Falls.

Film

Women's Film Festival: All the films will be shown at the New England Youth Theater. For a description of the films and the schedule, go to womensfilmfestival.org. Tickets for the gala are $30 at 802-257--7364 or email email:advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net. Individual film tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for students/seniors. A five-movie pass is available for $40. Passes may be purchased at Everyone's Books in Brattleboro and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield.

"Moonlight": 4 p.m. Off the Beaten Path film series, which showcases recent films which might have slipped under the radar but shouldn't have. Local audiences deserve another chance to see this chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. For more information on Off the Beaten Path, visit theater.latchis.com.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Southern Vermont Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival:
12 to 4 p.m. The Bennington Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Madison Brewing Co. and CAT-TV are joining forces with the folks who organized the 4 Corners North Home Brew Festival to provided the first ever Southern Vermont Wings and Winter Homebrew Festival! At the Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St.,Bennington. $30 entrance ticket, get a commemorative glass, the chance to try every brew and sample each restaurant's wings, and the ability to vote for the winners of each through a voting process.

Out of area

Music

Twiddle:
8 p.m., Doors open at 7:15 p.m. at Colonial Theatre in Keene, N.H. Twiddle makes their debut at the Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St., Keene, N.H. $34.50 in advance, plus $3 day of show On sale at tickets.thecolonial.org

Theater

"Cabin Fever Radio Follies of 2017":
7 p.m. The Walpole players will again present their very successful old time radio show as - a step back in time featuring highlights from the golden age of radio, radio plays, skits, gags, and songs - at the Walpole Town Hall, Helen Miller Theater. The doors will open at 6 p.m., when audience members may arrive bringing their own dinners, snacks and beverages. Tickets will be pre-sold at $10 per person at Joanie Joan's Baked Goods Company on Westminster Street in Walpole. Table reservations must be made at the time of ticket purchase. For information call 603-756-4545.

Theater

"The Book Club Play":
2 and 7:30 p.m., Tickets are $25 general admission/$10 student at hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out. Members of a local book club can call in to the box office to save $5. Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot Theater, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

LEGO Contest: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester. $15 entry fee. Entries will be judged in different grade categories from 10 a.m. to noon for their originality, imagination, and presentation. If a structure is a team entry, the age of the oldest member will determine the grade category. There is also a separate family team class for collaborating children and parents. Motorized LEGOs will be considered in a separate section.

Miscellaneous

SYRUP:
Piti Theatre Company's 8th annual Sweet Performing Arts Festival with Bill Harle celebrating spring, sap and the arts at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls. Bill Harley headlines the Festival at 4 pm, performing his own set and narrating two of his stories performed by Piti Theatre's Shelburne Falls Youth Troupe. At 2 p.m. with Sammy and the Grand Buffet, a world premiere solo physical comedy performance by Piti's Jonathan Mirin. Plus syrup tasting, Carrie Ferguson, complimentary Real Pickles, Ballet Renvers , clowning workshop for children on Sunday (free), teen/adult clowning workshop and more!$15/$SYRUP: 12 students and seniors, $5 children 12 and under at Boswell's Books, World Eye Bookshop, online at ptco.org/syrup or call 1-800-838-3006. Information workshop registration: info@ptco.org, 413-625-6569



Sunday, March 19

Windham County

Music

John Gorka: 7:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter of the 1980's folk scene. At Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $20 in advance or $24 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney. Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For more information, visit johngorka.com, twilightmusic.org or nextstagearts.org.

Dance

Community Circle Dance:
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Anja Daniel and friends. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Film

Movies for Kids:
11 a.m. Highlighting the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki with "Spirited Away," at the Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit latchisarts.org or theatre.latchis.com.

Film

Women's Film Festival: All the films will be shown at the New England Youth Theater. For a description of the films and the schedule, go to womensfilmfestival.org. Tickets for the gala are $30 at 802-257--7364 or email email:advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net. Individual film tickets are $9 for general admission, $8 for students/seniors. A five-movie pass is available for $40. Passes may be purchased at Everyone's Books in Brattleboro and World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield.

"Moonlight": 4 p.m. Off the Beaten Path film series, which showcases recent films which might have slipped under the radar but shouldn't have. Local audiences deserve another chance to see this chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. For more information on Off the Beaten Path, visit theater.latchis.com.

Miscellaneous

Opening Reception:
3 to 5 p.m. In the foyer other gallery spaces at All Souls Church (ASC) are featuring a group show of mixed-media, watercolors, and pastels by members of the Brattleboro Brush & Palette Painters and Saxtons River Art Guild. Participants include Carolyn Albee, Bob Askey, Barb Borek, Dawn Chattin, Maisie Crowther, Nancy DiMauro, John Dimick, Kathy Greve, Mike Hanley, Karen Hesse, Deedee Jones, Molly Martin, and Lois Reynolds. Many of these artists are members of both groups. Meet the artists and learn about their inspiration and creative process. Otherwise, the gallery is open for visitors weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12p.m., as well as during Sunday worship and other public events in the building. In the West Village Meeting House at 29 South St., West Brattleboro. Fo rinformation, call the ASC office at 803-254-9377.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Concert:
4 to 5:30 p.m. Evan Williams and Co., Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College. This concert is part of the Carriage Barn Concert Series. Composer Evan Williams presents a recital of acoustic and electronic music including collaborations with visiting pianist Sarah Puckett, and dancer Stuart Shugg. Williams will also present the world premiere of his new electronic score to Georges M li s 1904 silent film, The Impossible Voyage.

Out of Area

Theater

"The Book Club Play":
2 p.m., Tickets are $25 general admission/$10 student at hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out. Members of a local book club can call in to the box office to save $5. Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot Theater, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, NY



Monday, March 20

Windham County

Music

McNeill's Brewery:
8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.



Tuesday, March 21

Windham County

Music

Early Spring Bands Concert:
7 p.m. Presented by the B.U.H.S. music department in the school's auditorium. Free, public is invited. Program includes Frank Ticheli's Cajun Folk Songs, Susan Botti's Eye of the Hawk and Samuel Hazo's A Zillion Nickels. The Jazz Workshop: They will play Antonio Carlos Jobim's S Dan o Samba, John Coltrane's Mister PC and Eugene Uman's The Stalking of Darkness. The final ensemble will be the Jazz Band, presenting arrangements of Dexter Gordon's Cheesecake, Mercer Ellington's Things Ain't What They Used to Be, and Brian Setzer's Jumpin' East of Java. Stephen Rice directs the Concert Band and Jazz Band. Eugene Uman and Rob Freeberg co-direct Jazz Workshop. For information call 802 -451-3511.

Concert: 8 to 9:30 p.m. Michael Bisio Accortet. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington. This concert is part of the Carriage Barn Concert Series. The Accortet is comprised of Michael Bisio on bass, Kirk Knuffke playing the cornet, Art Bailey on accordion, and Bennington faculty member Michael Wimberly on the drums.

Dance

"Shall We Dance?":
6 p.m. West Coast Swing "Basics Plus" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A fabulous swing dance. On going. No partner is needed. $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. Information at 802-365-0233 or 579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

"Shall We Dance?": 7 p.m. Beginner Hustle class at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. No partner is needed. 5-week series, $45. Classes are $10/per person. Please carry shoes to dance in. Information at 802-365-0233 or 579-9990. email: ray@shallwedance.biz.

American nativism talk: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Green Mountain Academy will host a talk about the deep roots of American nativism with Williams College Professor Chery Shanks in the Hunter Seminar room at Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.



Ongoing

Windham County

Rockingham Library Genealogy Group:
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Bring your laptop. Many free databases available at the library. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270.

Art exhibit: Landscape paintings by Tim Cowles will be on display at Main Street Arts through March. 35 Main St., Saxtons River.

Art Exhibit: Charlie Hunter: Americana personified show at Gallery North Star, 151 Townshend Road, presents a solo show of new paintings by nationally acclaimed artist Charlie Hunter. Exhibit runs through March 19. For more information call 802-843- 2465 or visit the gallery's website at gnsgrafton.com. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Art Month: At The Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. 2D Art displays can be viewed at The Robert H. Gibson River Garden; 3-D Art displays can be viewed at Vermont Artisans, 106 Main St, Brattleboro.

Art Exhibit: The Catherine Dianich Gallery The work of Gib Taylor (1929-2006), an artist who taught at Marlboro College for over 30 years. Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, in the Hooker-Dunham building, down the alley and through the glass doors. The exhibit will run until April 28.

Art exhibit: Exhibit of works on papers and poems by Julia Zanes featuring text from the work of F. Hopkinson Smith, at The Emblem Museum, 21 Elliot Street, 2nd Floor, Brattleboro. On view through Saturday, April 22, 2017. Open by chance or appointment. Please email zanesjulia@gmail.com to make an appointment. For more information at 802-380-2504.

"98 Works of Art.": The art of Saxtons River Elementary School students will be on display at Main Street Arts through April 21. Members of the student council will be selling snacks to support school projects. Further information is available by contacting MSA at 802-869-2960 or at mainstreetarts.org.

Photographic exhibit: "The Natural Order of Things" at The Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library by Alexis Doshas. On view through March 31. 23 West St., Newfane. Gallery hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., 1 to 5 p.m., Thurs., 2 to 7 p.m., Sat.10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exhibits opening: Six new exhibits open at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on March 18. Glasstastic - glass sculptures inspired by kids' drawings of imaginary creatures; Seriously Funny - original artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren; Drawn Home - artist Paul Shore's four-year undertaking to draw every item in his home; Luminous Muqarna - immersive installation by Soo Sunny Park inspired by Islamic architecture; Ghost Mesa - landscape lithographs by master printmaker Claire Van Vliet; Appearances & Reality - intricate collages by Vermont artist Mary Welsh. An opening reception for BMAC members and the exhibiting artists will take place at 11 a.m. The exhibits open to the public at 1 p.m. They will remain on view through June 18. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Special exhibit:
"We the People," by artist Ren e Bouchard in the Burgdorff Gallery, at Southern Vermont College. 982 Mansion Dr., Bennington. For more information about Bouchard and to view her work, visit renee-bouchard.com.

Art Exhibit: Paintings of Tom Atkins. Canfield Memorial Library art gallery, East Arlington Road. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On view through March 30. For more information call 802-375-6153 or visit martha-canfield-lib@hotmail.com

"Bennington...in the Beginning": 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kurt Schindler Exhibition, first Music Department Chair at Bennington (1933) on view in Jennings Lobby, Bennington College. Through March 31.

"Gems, Minerals, and Human Nature": 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Through March 31. VAPA Usdan Gallery, Bennington College. "Gems, Minerals, and Human Nature" is a presentation of gems and minerals



Out of Area

Miscellaneous

Art Exhibit:
"What Does Your Flag Look Like?" presents artistic re-invention and de-construction of America's national symbol, liberating it from an allegiance of stars and stripes into three dimensional lines of paint, wire, cloth, wood, metal and more. Nina Rossi, Samantha Wood and others consider how the symbolic language of the flag can be used to communicate who we are in the year 2017. Open through March 25 at Nina's Nook, 125A Avenue A Turners Falls, Mass. ninasnook.com or 413-834-8800. Hours at the Nook are Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

Great Hall Art Display: Montague Favorite Places Exhibit through April 23. Fans of Montague took time out in February to create art about their favorite places in all of our villages. Come see the results! Open Wednesdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through March 12; open Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 22 through April 8. All programs are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Facilities are accessible.

Call for Art: Exploded View is curating a community art show to premier at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls during the month of May. Artists living in western Massachusetts are invited to submit wall art on the theme of rivers and water for the "Catch and Release" exhibit. Artists should email up to three jpegs of their work, with a brief description of each including title, dimensions and materials, along with their name, address, and phone number to explodedviewma@gmail.com by April 22 to be juried into the show. Drop off will be TBA by May 1, with a reception planned for Saturday, May 7. Participants who are able to make a small donation of $5 to help with reception costs may do so at drop off time, but there are no submission fees for this show.



Classes and workshops

Windham County

Watercolors and Mixed Media Classes:
10 a.m.to 1 p.m., all Saturdays in March and April. in a relaxed country setting in Westminster West. Instructor: Karen Becker. Cost: 4 classes, $99, $35 for 1 class, space permitting. 802-387-4897 for information. Of note: Learn to paint, draw and combine transparent watercolors with ink, and other water soluble mediums. Beginners welcome! Ample instruction.

Flip, Fly and Have Fun: Circus Classes: Spring session is open for enrollment and classes begin Monday, March 20 for kids and adults. Schedule and registration is available on line at necenterforcircusarts.org. For more information call 802-254-9780. Summer Camps for youth are also open for enrollment and are planned in the new NECCA building that adds an in ground trampoline, tramp wall and indoor flying trapeze to the excellent coaching and curriculum that NECCA is known for.

River Gallery School:

Watercolor Painting:
with Lynn Zimmerman will offer students of all levels the opportunity to learn and practice the essentials of creating luminous watercolor paintings, working with color theory and mixing, composition, understanding light, and developing visual perception. Zimmerman will also teach Artful Bookmaking exploring a variety of art techniques in conjunction with simple book binding.

Mixed Media Printmaking: with Schmidt will be an open format class for students of all levels. Ongoing demonstrations throughout the semester will introduce new media and techniques including monotype, collagraph, relief, drypoint, transfer prints and letterpress. Schmidt also offers Figure Sculpture in Clay, where students work from a live model sculpting the head and figure in clay. She will follow that course in April with an exploration of the conjunction of Word + Image, in which guided writing prompts will lead to visual expression in various media — collage, painting, pastel, etc.

Cameron Schmitz: Will teach Abstract Oil Painting; Working in a Series. Schmitz will support an exploration of developing small paintings, building momentum and rhythm as a series develops. In April.

32-34 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-1577; rivergalleryschool.org

"The Pastel Still Life, Packed and Packaged": 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18 with Robert Carsten. This workshop, sponsored by the Saxtons River Art Guild, will be held at the United Church in Bellows Falls Find out more about him at robertcarsten.com. For more information and to register, contact Carolyn Berglund at 603-352-7398 or Carolyn MacDonald at 603-358-6804.

Bennington County

Dance workshop:
1 to 3 p.m. Classical Chinese Dance VAPA E303, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington. 802-442-5401. Yanan Yu, MFA in Dance, is from Guangzhou, Southern China. She will teach a brief introduction to Chinese Classical Dance, which emphasizes aesthetic integration of `ancient Chinese dances' with "opera dances" and "traditional martial arts." Classes will be held on this date as well as on 3/25 at the same time and location. More.

Out of area

Memoir workshop:
A day-long session at Pam Bernard's home in Walpole, N.H. For more information visit pambernard.com or email pam@pambernard.com, or call 603-756-4177.

Miscellaneous

SYRUP:
Teen/adult clowning workshop: Ballet Renvers , clowning workshop for children on Sunday. Free. ptco.org/syrup or call 1-800-838-3006. Information workshop registration: info@ptco.org, Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls. 413-625-6569










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