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The Fantasticks

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Repeats every day until Thu Jul 20 2017 .
Jul 19 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jul 20 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players (RRP) present The Fantasticks by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones July 19-23 at the Williamsville Hall, Dover Road, Williamsville, Vermont.

Scrabble Night! Drop In and Play!

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Repeats every week on July every Wednesday until Thu Jul 27 2017 .
Jul 12 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jul 19 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jul 26 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

All are welcome to stop by and play a game of Scrabble here at the library!
The atmosphere is pleasant and mellow, with plenty of smiling and laughing :)
All levels are absolutely welcome to join the fun!!

We meet upstairs in the new glass meeting room on the Mezzanine, with a
great view of the library, and it is completely accessible.

It's A Magical Life!

Date & Time: 
Jul 23 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Jonas Cain presents his one man variety show. It's a magic show, saxophone recital, comedy show, and storytelling...all rolled into one! Imagine if David Copperfield, Lester Young, Steven Wright, and Garrison Keillor decided to put on a show together...that's the experience Jonas Cain will give you!

Summer Cinema Slam

Date & Time: 
Aug 5 2017 - 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Summer Cinema Slam
Saturday, August 5th
5:15pm - 10:30pm
NEYT Brattleboro, VT

Prices: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. $10 Student/Kids
Full Details & tickets: http://www.brattleborofilmfestival.org/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1220902404683988/

Live music by Folk Duo Vermonters Hungrytown
5 Vermont made films w/ filmmaker Q&As
Food Trucks, Beer & Wine

The Brattleboro Film Festival and The Northern Routes Film Collaborative present the 3rd Annual Summer Cinema Slam, giving Vermont artists and audiences a place to connect.

Free Film about Oaxaca at the Latchis

Date & Time: 
Jul 1 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A 90-minute documentary, Un Poquito
de Tanta Verdad (A Little Bit of So Much
Truth) captures the unprecedented
media phenomenon that emerged when
tens of thousands of school teachers,
housewives, indigenous communities,
health workers, farmers, and students
took 14 radio stations and one TV
station into their own hands, using them
to organize, mobilize, and ultimately
defend their grassroots struggle for
social, cultural, and economic justice

Questions? Email

Bard Owl at Four Columns Inn Music Night

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Jun 28 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm


CONTACT: Ann C. Landenberger, verbatimvt@gmail.com
SUBJECT: Bard Owl returns to Four Columns Inn for June 28 Music Night

Teen-Only Movie @ Brooks Memorial

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Jul 12 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Come watch a movie at the library for free. Bring snacks. For movie titles, look on our website. This event is for teens ONLY. All movies rated PG-13.

Cirque Us! Presents: DreamCycle

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Jun 22 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

We’re Cirque Us! a new, modern circus collective based in New England and we've brought a new original show with us for our Summer 2017 tour. 'DreamCycle' reimagines traditional circus, leading audiences on an adventure through a new, yet strangely familiar world. The performance will include acrobats, jugglers, tightrope walkers, aerialists and of course, clowns. This 90 minute production is fun and entertaining for all ages, and reflects the mission of Cirque Us! Which is to bring high-level, affordable circus shows to local communities, while spreading the values of teamwork and the importance of play.

For more information on Cirque Us! and the cast, visit www.thecirqueus.com.

Alumni Dance at the VFW!

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Jun 17 2017 - 8:00pm - Jun 18 2017 - 12:00am

VFW Post #1034 will be hosting the BUHS Alumni dance at the VFW Saturday, June 17th. The Old School Band will be playing from 8 pm - midnight. $5 cover charge at the door, but BUHS Alumni will be asked to pay an additional $5 for dues. All are welcome.

Brattleboro Contra Dance

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Jun 25 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for another great night of contra dancing on Sunday, June 25th, 7-10 pm, at 118 Elliot Street. Live music by Randy Miller (fiddle) and Roger Kahle (guitar), with Rich Sbardella calling.

Newcomers welcome -- all dances taught and called. Adults $10-12, college students $8, youth $5. Please come fragrance-free. For more info, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.

VFW Post #1034 Annual Family Outing

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Jul 30 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

VFW Annual Family Outing

July 30th from 11:00 am - 5 PM

The Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 will be hosting their annual Family Outing Sunday, July 30th. A $25 ticket will enter you for a chance to win money, with a grand prize of $1000. The meal will be grilled steak, baked potato, corn on the cob, and a roll. The $25 cost will also cover entry into the dance featuring Champagne Jam Band.

For $12 you get a meal and entrance to the dance. A $7 charge will be offered to those wanting to attend the dance only. Burgers and hot dogs will also be for sale.

Doors open at 11 am, food is served from 1-3 pm, and the band is from 1 - 5 pm.

You do not have to be a member to attend this event. The public is welcome.

Vibrant Ensemble at Superfresh Cafe

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Jun 10 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Superfresh Cafe on Main Street in Brattleboro is once again pleased to present VIBRANT ENSEMBLE on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 8-10 pm. This ensemble is comprised of Percussionist & Gong Specialist Stephan Brandstatter along with multi-instrumentalist & ethnomusicologist Dennis Waring. Performances are comprised of original innovative compositions played on a wide assortment of instruments. The mood is calming, ethereally soothing and yet upbeat as well. Dennis plays saxophones, clarinet and a variety of flutes and ocarinas. Stephan plays an array of gongs, chimes, Tibetan bowls, bells, djembe, frame drum, dumbek and more.

Brown Bag Lunch: Teamwork Magic

Date & Time: 
Jun 9 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jonas Cain is a positivity expert, author, and
comedy magician specializing in helping others live a more positive life. Today
he presents his new motivational magic show Teamwork Magic!, which reveals the
secrets to achieving more through collaboration. 

Brattleboro Contra Dance

Date & Time: 
Jun 11 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for another great night of contra dancing on Sunday, June 11th, 7-10 pm, at 118 Elliot Street. Live music by Polaris (Rose Jackson and Marta Bartholomew on twin fiddles, Sam Zakon-Anderson on keyboard, Jesse Ball on guitar, accordion, hammered dulcimer, feet), with Steve Zakon-Anderson calling.

Newcomers welcome -- all dances taught and called. Adults $10-12, college students $8, youth $5. Please come fragrance-free. For more info, visit brattcontra.org or call 518-561-2594.

WVEW Fundraiser Concert - Greenhill Builders, John Levin, and Wooden Dinosaur

Date & Time: 
Jun 1 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Brattleboro Community Radio WVEW 107.7FM will be hosting a fundraising concert on Thursday, June 1 at 7pm. The concert will feature three local acts – Greenhill Builders, John Levin, and Wooden Dinosaur. There is a $7 charge at the door and the event will take place at 118 Elliott. All proceeds benefit Brattleboro Community Radio. Please come out to hear some great music and to support this local, independent, volunteer-run organization.

L&G Players present Dracula

Date & Time: 
May 25 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Leland and Gray Players present Mac Wellman's DRACULA Thursday, May 25 at 7; Friday, May 26, 7:30; Saturday, May 27, 3 and 7:30; Sunday, May 28 at 3. A thrilling dramatization of Bram Stoker's original rippled with wit and parody and richly staged with environmental design by sophomore Fairen Stark and incidental music by senior Trevor Wood. Directed by Annie Landenberger. Dutton Gymnasium, Rte. 30, Townshend. Info: alandenberger@lelandandgray.org. Tickets: $6/adults and $4/students and seniors.

Community Contra Dance at Pierce's Hall in East Putney

Date & Time: 
May 27 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Community contra dance at Pierce’s Hall, called by Steve Howland. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and all dances are taught. No partner or experience necessary. Live music will be provided by Amy Cann, Laurie Indenbaum, Carol Compton, and the All Comers Band.

The evening begins with a beginners’ session from 7:30 to 8:00, followed by dancing until about 10:30. The suggested donation is $10. To reach Pierce’s Hall in East Putney, go north from Putney Village for 2 miles on Rt. 5. Turn right onto East Putney Falls Road and go 1/2 mile until you come to the driveway to the hall on the left. For GPS users, the address is 121 East Putney Falls Road, though there is no address marker at the driveway. For more info, call 802-387-0163.

Penumbra - NECCA Showcase

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Repeats every day until Sun Jun 11 2017 .
Jun 9 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Jun 10 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Jun 11 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

In the space between full shadow and full illumination, in the moment just before the darkness or the light, we take pause in anticipation itself.

Come see our Intensive Year students in their yearly showcase! The New England Center for Circus Arts Performance Training Program is a selective and highly-regarded program with graduates going on to work with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros, 7 Fingers of the Hand, Cirque Eloize and Circa as well as European Cabarets, cruise ships and celebrity tours throughout the world. Learn more about our professional program, youth troupes, camps and classes at www.necenterforcircusarts.org

NEYT's Theatre Adventure presents: "The Princess and the Goblin"

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Repeats every day until Fri May 19 2017 .
May 17 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
May 18 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
May 19 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

New England Youth Theater’s Theater Adventure presents: “THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN”, performed on May 17-19 at 10:30 am at the West Village Meeting House in West Brattleboro. There will also be a special “Sensory Friendly” performance on Wednesday the 17th.

A Fairytale Circus

Date & Time: 
Jun 2 2017 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for some circus fun as we present: A Fairytale Circus: a modern, upbeat circus tale full of fairy tale creatures. Fun for the whole family! This short, one act show features the students from NECCA’s high school program through the Windham Regional Career Center (WRCC).Tickets only $5! All proceeds benefit student scholarships.
Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2949094

Learn more about NECCA's professional program, youth troupes, camps and classes at www.necenterforcircusarts.org

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