Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG), now in its 51st season, presents its 8th annual Women in Music benefit gala at a private West Brattleboro residence on Sunday, April 23, with a buffet supper, silent auction, and concert. The 6:00 supper buffet includes hearty hors d'oeuvres, salads, and sides, with cheese, fruit, wine from Louisiana, and other beverages. The 7:00 concert features New Orleans transplant Samirah Evans performing songs written or made famous by legendary singer-composer Billie Holiday, with Ken Olsson on piano. Silent Auction offerings include gift certificates to eateries and merchants as well as numerous pairs of tickets and series passes for other arts events in the region (concerts, plays, movies, and more).
The Guilford Community Church, UCC, will hold its annual Book Sale on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An extensive selection of current books will be for sale. This fundraiser aids the church in supporting many human service organizations, both locally and globally.
Guilford Community Church is located at 38 Church Drive, Guilford. From Exit 1 on route 91 take Route 5 south 1 mile (just past the Guilford Country Store) turn left onto Bee Barn Road and bear left onto Church Drive.
Contact Pat Haine at (802) 257-0626 or at email@example.com for more information.
Join us June 3rd from 10am - 12pm for our first Youth Fishing Derby! Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy the landscape at Sportsmen, Inc at 2215 Creamery Rd. in Guilford to fish the pond surrounded by lots of friendly faces! Participate in the raffle or win one of our special prizes! Food and drinks availble. To pre-register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call (802) 579-1358. $10 per kid.
We're calling all runners, walkers, waddlers and rollers to join us for the Wild Goose Chase family fun run and carnival on May 21 in Look Park! Running events include a chip-timed 5K race, a 1.2 mile fun run/walk/roll, as well as a slew of kids' races.
Head over to https://www.runreg.com/wildgoose to register now!
Carnival events include horse-drawn wagon rides by Muddy Brook Drafts, hula hooping with Hoop Joy Amherst, yo-yoing with A2Z Science & Learning Store, face-painting, games, and much more. Free entry to Look Park is also included for first 100 families to register!
The “Ladies in Jazz” concert series begins its 2017 run at The Arts Block with a special benefit performance in honor of Women’s History Month!!!
Dubbed, “Nasty Women Take the Stage,” the sextet of Samirah Evans (vocals), Lena Bloch (saxophone), Jane Miller (guitar), Roberta Piket (piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass) and Claire Arenius (drums), will perform songs written by some of the most famous female composers in the jazz, blues and rock genres.
Thanks to Diana Bingham our generous underwriter, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England's Brattleboro health center - one of the providers for the Greenfield MA community.
Come to Barnes & Noble Hadley on April 1 and support Whole Children! Awesome entertainment, like a chorus performance, and activities like a scavenger hunt and lego-building, will be going on throughout the day. Plus, a portion of proceeds from the day will go to Whole Children. Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Hadley.
Team sign-ups still sought for BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE benefit April 1
Brattleboro, VT--Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 36th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windham County on Saturday, April 1. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.Teams pre-register for a one hour time slot to bowl. Food, beverages and free giveaways are provided, and prizes are awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers.
Beat, Beat Heart: A playful romantic, waiting for her true love to come back, suddenly has her newly-separated mother move in with her, confronting her with a midlife-crisis-self-discovery & newfangled love concepts. 86 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJJrkwhiZdo
Three Women Wait for Death: Miranda and her daughters, Hester and Rose, are crammed in a rotting little caravan to be near their Gramps in his final days. They love him but his care bills are mounting and when they discover that he’s hidden his savings.. they could bloody kill him. 16 min.
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four excavates the nightmarish persecution of four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. The film begins its journey inside a Texas prison, after these women have spent nearly a decade behind bars. As lesbian low income women of color, these women hold intersecting identities that make them the most vulnerable to incarceration and juror bias. The film unravels the interplay of mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor that led to their indictment. 91 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYOiM1s_aVU
Free to Laugh: A documentary that explores the power of comedy after prison. 14 min. https://vimeo.com/136358588
THE REVIVAL: WOMEN AND THE WORD chronicles the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians, who become present-day stewards of a historical movement to build community among queer women of color. As the group tours the country, the film reveals their aspirations and triumphs, as well as the unique identity challenges they face encompassing gender, race, and sexuality. This is a rarely seen look into a special sisterhood – one where marginalized voices are both heard and respected.82 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2FSdCp8uB4
The Right Bank: A young Chinese lesbian must conquer her fear of rejection and come out to her conservative mother in order to save the relationship with her American girlfriend. 12 min.
Have a Baby: HAVE A BABY gives a voice to infertility and unveils the class disparity within a topic that is often clouded by judgment and stereotypes. Oscar-nominated director Amanda Micheli’s provocative and suspenseful documentary follows several aspiring parents who desperately want to have a baby but are struggling with infertility and the high cost of treatments. They place themselves in the hands of a fertility clinic that sponsors an annual contest offering a prize of a free round of in-vitro fertilization—with no guarantee of pregnancy.77 min. http://vegasbabyfilm.com/?page_id=2
Under Construction: Under Construction is about a middle class Muslim woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh. Theatre actress Roya is not interested in motherhood or traditional life so she decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process.88 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcRfgKbcXao
Noni and Elizabeth: Despite the myriad social land mines, two stepsisters navigate fairly seamlessly through the alternate reality inhabited by the adults intended to care for them. 15 min.
The View from Tall: Precocious, isolated, and relentlessly bullied by her classmates, Chicagoland high school senior Justine reluctantly begins therapy in the aftermath of a messy public affair with a teacher. After a rocky first few sessions, she forms an unlikely bond with Douglas, her therapist who nurses demons of his own. The View from Tall explores questions of consent and ethics in sexual relationships where there’s a significant power differential and is a story of self-discovery at more than one age. 87 min. https://vimeo.com/185540863
Join the Club: A writer’s dilemma of whether or not to join a networking club unfolds during one therapy session.5 min.
A Woman, A Part: An exhausted, workaholic actress abruptly extricates herself from a successful but mind-numbing TV role, returning to her past life in New York to reinvent herself. But despite the desire for transformation, she cannot find herself outside of her career. When an upsetting personal betrayal unexpectedly leads to the role of her life, she must confront the reality of her past relationships in order to clear a path forward. 97 min.
The Honeys and the Bear: Members of the Harlem Honeys and Bears, a synchronized swim team for seniors, describe the freedom of the water. 3 min.
Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray: This tribute to the dynamic artist Elizabeth Murray, an intrinsic figure in New York’s contemporary art landscape from the 1970s until the early 2000s, highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. It also addresses her later battle with cancer, at the peak of her career. 60 min. https://vimeo.com/160830810
Hold On: A young cellist has to overcome her fears in order to keep her position in an orchestra. 22 min. https://vimeo.com/158371539
Florence Has Left the Building:Florence is a foul-mouthed resident of a nursing home trying to escape. She gets her chance with the help of a washed-up Elvis impersonator. 13 min.
Trapped: WHAT REMAINS OF A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE? U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. 90 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFo0ELvGsg
Terminal:A girl and a woman meet in an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them.
Patience, Patience:In the 1960s, thousands of North Africans came to work in Belgium. Among them were women who had left everything behind to follow their men to an unknown country. “Patience, patience — you’ll get to heaven,” is what these women were repeatedly told to encourage them to put up with their lives without complaining. Fifty years later, seven North African Muslim women are finally starting to taste freedom after decades raising their families behind closed doors. In this heartwarming documentary we follow the women as together, the seven women venture out discovering a whole world they hadn’t previously known. https://vimeo.com/151785925
Women Who Kill: Morgan and Jean work well together as true crime podcasters but they didn’t work well, at all, as a couple. However, when Morgan strikes up a new relationship with the mysterious Simone, their shared interest turns into suspicion, paranoia, and fear as Jean suspects Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVFVg278WtU
Three Women Wait for Death: Miranda and her daughters, Hester and Rose, are crammed in a rotting little caravan to be near their Gramps in his final days. They love him but his care bills are mounting and when they discover that he’s hidden his savings.. they could bloody kill him. 16 min short film paired with: