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Firefighters Benefit Association Bingo!

Bingo for the Brattleboro Firefighters Benefit Association Sunday, November 19th at the Brattleboro VFW Post #1034.

Doors open at 11 am, and games start at 1 pm.

No outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drink will be available for purchase.

Pre-buy packets are $35, which includes regular games of 12 faces, one each of the specials, and one u-pick-em. Jackpot game and additional cards are bought separately that Sunday.

Regular game payouts of $75 and $100 to a single winner.

Register for $35 pre-buy by calling the VFW at 802-257-0438. Admission at the door will be $40 if you do not register in advance.


Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Elio Villafranca's Jass Syncopators


Cuban Pianist Elio Villafranca to explore the intertwined histories of Latin rhythm and the American Jazz Tradition at the Vermont Jazz Center on November 18th

On November 18th at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center
welcomes to its stage Elio Villafranca and The Jass Syncopators. The group
includes Cuban musician Villafranca, piano; Freddie Hendrix, trumpet; Vincent
Herring, saxophone; Peter Slavov, bass; Dion Parson, drums and Gabo Lugo on
barril (percussion). They will be joined by dancer Julia Loiza Gutierrez-Rivera. Elio Villafranca is a Steinway Artist and a member of the faculty at Julliard School of Music.

In this project, Villafranca fuses early jazz, Ellington-influenced writing, and bebop with the syncopations of the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Haiti. Villafranca asserts that the rhythms and forms of Caribbean music directly informed the nascent sounds of the jazz developing in New Orleans during the beginning of the 20th century.


Book Bag Sale at Brooks Memorial Library - Zappa Quote

These great book bags are $10 each. Just ask for one at the desk!


Into The Woods Opens at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – A journey through childhood fairy tales – with a twist – is the theme of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” which opens Friday, Nov. 10 at Main Street Arts for a two-weekend run.

The music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by James Lapine weave together the plots of old favorites by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault as they wander through the woods of their fantasies seeking their heart’s desires, but not always finding a happy ending.

Director David Stern has described his concept of the show as a “very unusual” production, with this version asking more of the audience and performers and giving more in return.


Brattleboro Act 46 Election Results

Good evening,

Below are the unofficial Brattleboro results from the special school district vote. Note: The Secretary of Education will be tallying the At-Large votes, but I have included the Brattleboro numbers in the attachment. Also note that there were no candidates or declared write-in candidates for the Brattleboro 2-year seats.


Brooks Memorial Library Closed Friday and Saturday: Veterans Day

Dear Brattleboro Community,

The Library will be closed On Friday, November 10th, and Saturday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Make sure to come in before we close on Thursday evening to stock up on Books, Movies and Magazines!

We will re-open on Monday morning at 10 am, as usual!

~Your Library Staff


BCTV Schedules Week of 11/6/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/6/17

Monday, November 6, 2017

1:00 am Village Harmony Project

2:53 am Stuck in Vermont - The Orange Owl

3:00 am Refugee Outreach Club Fundraiser with a Performance by Sabouyouma

4:51 am Stuck in Vermont - Rhythm of the Rein


Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.


FREE Event: Wearing Our History - Abenaki Artists Panel Discussion

Vermont Humanities Council Grant Supports Vermont Abenaki Artists Panel Discussions in Area Libraries
Native American Heritage month offers special opportunities to connect with Abenaki
artists at area libraries in a series of panel discussions titled “Wearing Our Heritage,” organized by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association in partnership with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council.

A panel discussion at the Pierson Library in Shelburne, VT will be presented on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30pm. Panelists include Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe and Nulhegan citizens Aaron York and Carol McGranaghan. Melody Walker Brook will serve as moderator. Brook and McGranaghan currently serve on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. McGranaghan is a jewelry maker and also has created a line of wild jellies using traditional herbs. Stevens is a diplomat and storyteller who also makes jewelry and regalia. York is an internationally acclaimed birch bark canoe maker whose beaded stethoscope is featured in the traveling exhibit “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage.”


Artist Opening At Mitchell - Giddings Fine Arts: Emily Mason, "Explorations"

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Emily Mason, "Explorations", a survey of Mason’s prints from 1985 - 2016. An Artist Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 5-7pm, followed by an Artist Talk Sunday, November 12, 5pm. This gallery-wide exhibition continues through January 7.

One of America’s foremost non-representational painters, Mason began exploring printmaking at the Tamarind Institute in 1985, and continued working with the Garner Tullis Workshop, Hand Graphics, and master printers Janis Stemmermann and Lisa Mackie through 2016. Each printer offers their individual creative direction which enhances Mason’s distinctive style, and in turn she modifies or personalizes their techniques to further refine her color vocabulary.


iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow