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Lunar New Year

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the 11th annual Brattleboro Area Lunar New Year Festival of China, Vietnam, and Korea on Sunday, February 9, 1 – 3:00 pm, in downtown Brattleboro at the River Garden. Ushering in the Year of the Horse, this annual celebration begins with eating together: It's a potluck; bring a dish or some refreshments to share. There will be a craft and coloring table for younger children, t'ai chi demonstrations, a group calligraphy mural, Chinese exercises, Lunar New Year songs, a Korean tug of war, and more. To culminate our celebration the giant Vietnamese Dragon leads us in a community parade along Main Street (participants should dress warmly for the weather).

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UFOs Cancelled Due to Snow

Instead of launching UFOs on the solstice, this year we will be carving more giant faces in some of the snow mounds that have cropped up all over Brattleboro. We will be meeting at the Bagel Works at 10 AM this Saturday. If you are interested in carving faces with us, come on down. Bring a shovel or a trowel. We had a great time carving these last winter, and they really add some good cheer to Brattleboro during dark December days.

Here is a link to a photo we took of last years face. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88361661@N00/8422582380/

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Christmas Tree Factoids

Vermont-grown Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes are currently for sale by the Brattleboro Rotary Club in front of Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.  Sale hours are Monday-Thursday 11-7; Friday 11-6 and Saturday-Sunday 10-6.

All trees are $40 with proceeds supporting the club’s annual local student scholarship awards.

The Club offers the following Christmas Tree factoids to use around your decorated tree.

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Spoken Word and Theater Workshops Lead By Visiting Artist Lenelle Moïse

Powerhouse poet, theatre artist and dynamic speaker Lenelle Moise will be in residence in Putney the week of Oct 27- Nov 3.   Lenelle is nationally renowned and celebrated for her writings, performances, and workshops on  race, class, feminism, LGBTQ identities, new theater aesthetics, immigration and Haitian-American culture.  She has taught and performed at colleges, theaters and conferences across the United States.

As part of her time here in Putney, Lenelle Moïse will conduct two workshops open to the community, at Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill in Putney.

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A Year In Southern Mongolia - Gobi Desert - Slides and Intro To The Music

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents 'A Year in Mongolia and the Gobi Desert' by Ben Boettger, a slide lecture with an introduction to listening to a range of traditional and contemporary Mongolian music.

Boettger, a former Peace Corps volunteer, will present a narrative of his first year in Mongolia accompanied by images. He first trained for three months in a small northern village living with a Mongolian family and then moved south to the southern mining/industrial town of Dalanzadgad in the Gobi Desert where he lived and taught for the rest of the year. He will talk about his students, Mongolian music, camel racing, and food, concluding with the celebration of Tsagaan Sar, the Mongolian Lunar New Year Festival.

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MET Live in HD and National Theatre Live Start 2013-2014 Season at The Latchis Theatre

The Latchis Theatre is excited to announce that tickets for the 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD are on sale now in addition to our new offerings of the National Theatre Live on Sundays, following certain MET Live in HD Saturdays. Please see the following schedule and note that there will be no MET Live in HD encores.

October 5 EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky) - New Production Start time 1:00. Run Time 4 hrs 4 min.

Acclaimed English director Deborah Warner’s new production of the romantic tragedy conducted by Valery Gergiev. Anna Netrebko as Tatiana and Mariusz Kwiecien as the self-confident Eugene Onegin in a much-admired interpretation he has sung in many of the world’s leading Opera houses. The Sunday Telegraph praised it’s “mixture of haunting visual and emotional impact: cutting straight to the heart of the work...”

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Taking Power: Photographs from the People's Movement to Shut Down VT Yankee

The work of three outstanding photographers' is on exhibit through the end of October at the Elliot Street Cafe.  From Grace Paley confronting executives on Wall Street in 1977 to babies in the "Leaks, Lies, and Lawyers" parade in March 2013, the photos document decades of grassroots activism to shut down Vermont Yankee. The echibit is sponsored by the Safe and Green Campaign.

Lionel Delevingne photo

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In Search of Brattleboro's Avatar!

Brattleboro Vermont

A Sunday of September question.

In search of one word or short sentence that is a positive representation of Brattleboro.  Brattleboro is known for Estey organs, strong art community, nudism, sweet water, the first large town of Vermont, and the strolling of the heifers. 

If you were creating a profile for Brattleboro what would be the Avatar image you would choose to best represent Brattleboro?

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Extras Needed for Filming This Week

Film extras are needed for this coming week including Sunday, September 8th and all week from 9 AM to 5 PM.

"Chasing Rainbows" is a locally made film that will have an international cast and will be submitted to film festival in the U.S. and Europe. Writer-Director Robert Fritz's film are winning awards at festivals. Be a part of his next project.

No previous acting experience is necessary. Ages 18-108 welcome.
Lunch provided.
Jazz music all day Sunday

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A Poem About War in Iraq by a Former Brattleburgher:

"They shall not return to us, the resolute, the young,
The eager and whole-hearted whom we gave:
But the men who left them thriftily to die in their own dung,
Shall they come with years and honour to the grave?

They shall not return to us; the strong men coldly slain
In sight of help denied from day to day:
But the men who edged their agonies and chid them in their pain,
Are they too strong and wise to put away?

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"Bulgaria: An Intimate Look, at Putney Library, March 6

On Wednesday, March 6th, Carol and Arthur Westing will give a slide-talk titled “Bulgaria: an Intimate Look.”

The presentation will take place 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Putney Public Library. This illustrated presentation offers a glimpse at the land and people of Bulgaria, a fascinating, but little known country of southeastern Europe --- a country about five times the size of Vermont, although with about ten times its population. It is based largely on two weeks of hiking and sightseeing during July 2008 in three rural areas of western Bulgaria, but augmented by insights from three previous one-week professional visits (in 1984, 1986, and 1988) while Bulgaria was still ruled by a Communist government.

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