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WVEW at Gallery Walk

Friday May 6th, at Gallery Walk in Brattleboro, WVEW will be hosting a Screenprinting Event from 5-8pm at Brattleboro Printmakers, located at 14 Elliot Street (between Boomerang & Hotel Pharmacy).

Bring down a t-shirt, sweatshirt, tank top, whatever you like, and for a small donation, we'll screenprint the WVEW logo onto it! Help support your community radio station and get something stylish to wear in the process.

We'll also have the new edition of our print schedule available.

We hope to see you there...


2nd Annual Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal Day at BAJC

Find out what your keepsakes are worth! Brattleboro Area Jewish Community’s own mini-version of "The Antiques Roadshow" will be live at our synagogue on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd from 1:00 to 5:00. Four experienced appraisers will be present to evaluate and assess antiques and collectibles, including books, sterling silver, silverplate, glass and art glass, china and pottery, fine art and signed prints, musical instruments, records and entertainment memorabilia, jewelry, paper, stamps, postcards, documents, furniture, toys & dolls, metalware, clocks, barometers & watches, rugs, tchotchkes (nick-nacks), and much more – but no weaponry or ammunition and no large rugs or bulky furniture.


Movie Monday at Brattleboro Senior Center

April Showings


The Brattleboro Senior Center

 Movies starring:

April 4th The Marx Brothers –10am

April 18th Doris Day & Ray Bolger – 10 am


Purimpalooza Musical Costume Party Tonight at Vermont Jazz Center

Purimpalooza Musical Costume Party with Wanda Houston and Eugene Uman at Vermont Jazz Center, tonight, March 19

The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community (BAJC) marks the holiday of Purim this year with “Purimpalooza,” a costume party open to everyone, starring jazz vocalist extraordinaire Wanda Houston and Brattleboro’s own jazz master pianist Eugene Uman, along with several other local performers, at 7:00-10:30 PM at the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, VT.


The Great Red Ball Rescue, Faye Durpas

PUTNEY VT- On March 19th at 1 and 3pm Sandglass’s beloved Winter Sunshine series continues with a romp
around the world in an upturned umbrella that will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy's favorite Red Ball is whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join Jasper, a timid kid with a big imagination, as he sets out on an adventure across the ocean, under the waves, and up into the clouds. Along the way, he meets fantastical fortunetellers, thieving fishermen, and many mysterious creatures of the deep. Will he ever reclaim his favorite Red Ball from the clutches of the sea? Find out in this visually stunning production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, an original score, and lots of sea-faring fun!


Vermont Comedy Divas return for Stroll event at the River Garden

Divas 2016

The Vermont Comedy Divas — the nation’s only all-female, touring stand-up comedy troupe — return to the River Garden in Brattleboro on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m., in a fund-raising event for Strolling of the Heifers, chainsaw and all.


Pop-Up @77 Flat Begins in May - Donations Welcomed

Brattleboro Area Hospice is excited to announce a new retail and auction experience in Brattleboro: Pop-Up @77 Flat! On Gallery Walk Fridays beginning in May, and each month to follow through December, a new pop-up auction window will be unveiled at Experienced Goods, the Brattleboro Area Hospice Thrift Shop at 77 Flat Street. Each window will be unique and different and will feature a creatively themed assortment of distinctive riches and other curios. The items in the window will be available for online bidding from midnight of that evening throughout the following month. This is a new spin on its annual Cherished Goods Auction that has traditionally taken place annually in the fall. All proceeds will benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice programs and services.

Pop-up retail, also known as pop-up store (pop-up shop in the UK, Australia and Ireland) or flash retailing, is a trend of opening short-term sales spaces in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Pop-Up @77 Flat is a new exciting way to prominently feature the most unique and special items for a limited duration of time. We hope people will become engaged and interested and will subscribe to the online auction site and bid monthly throughout the year on those items they fancy.



Are you getting cabin fever? Here’s the perfect solution: A party! Join Brattleboro Area Jewish Community for a musical variety show and costume party to celebrate Purim, our happiest holiday. Come in your most inventive or extravagant costume (Purim-themed or not).

Join the talent show – contact us to sign up with any talent you’d like to share! Bring your friends, Jewish or not – all are welcome! We’ll provide amazing baked goods, beer from Hermit Thrush Brewery, bagels by Bruegger’s, a photo booth, a mask making station, musical acts, and much more.

The highlight of the evening will be a set of Jewish songs by renowned jazz and R&B singer Wanda Houston and pianist Eugene Uman. Come dance, “schmooze”, eat, and celebrate!


Winston Prouty Center Hosts 2nd Annual Indoor Mini-Golf Classic for Grownups and Families on March 5

Winston Prouty Center for Child Development is hosting its 2nd Annual Indoor Mini-Golf Tournament for grownups and families on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and Sunday, March 6, 2016, respectively. The two-day "FUN-raiser" is open to the public.

Saturday's tournament for grownups is a black-tie optional evening that will feature light dinner fare and a cash bar. The tournament will be from 6 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 per person.

Sunday's family fun day will take place from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, or only $12 for a foursome if you bring your Saturday night scorecard.


Movie Mondays in March

March Showings



March 7th – Story:

1958 Virginia Law Against Interracial Marriage – 10 am


David Blume, Author of "Alcohol Can Be A Gas," on WVEW

David Blume will be on DJ Pockets' "buttahmilk"tonight. Tune in 6-8pm on 107.7fm or www.wvew.org

David Blume started his ecological training young. He and his father Jerry grew almost all the food their family ate, organically on a city lot in San Francisco in the mid-'60s!

Dave taught his first ecology class in 1970. After majoring in Ecological Biology and Biosystematics at San Francisco State University, he worked on experimental projects, first for NASA, and then as a member of the Mother Earth News Eco Village alternative building and alternative energy teams.


Dinner and Hot Latin Jazz at Compass School - International Program Fundraiser

Dinner and Hot Latin Jazz at Compass School Saturday Feb. 27th

On Saturday, Feb. 27th, Compass School will host a Latin American-inspired dinner and a musical performance by Eugene and Julian’s Latin Party Band featuring renowned musicians Eugene Uman and Julian Gerstin.
The evening begins at 6:00 p.m with a fabulous, multi-course dinner, and concurrently there will be a silent auction which will include gift certificates to area businesses, fine arts, furniture, clothing, and much more. All-inclusive tickets for dinner and music are just $18 adults and $12 students – a fun and very affordable night out.


Stroll Presents Cabin Fever, a Food and Drink Tasting Event, with Grave Diggers Union Bluegrass/Country Band

On Friday night, Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m., Strolling of the Heifers presents Cabin Fever — a festive food and drink tasting event to kick off Harris Hill Ski Jump weekend.

Taking place at the River Garden in downtown Brattleboro, Cabin Fever will offer a warm atmosphere where people ample specialty foods, fine spirits, wines, and craft brews.

Live music will be provided by Kevin Schnell and The Grave Diggers Union, a band from Northampton, MA, playing hard-driving bluegrass, old time country, classic rock, and more with hot licks and sweet harmonies!

The Stroll’s art gallery, Gallery at the Garden, will be open, featuring an exhibit of oil and watercolor paintings by Crystal Bartlett, and acrylics by Steven Meyer.


David Bowie Film Night at Next Stage on Friday, February 5

Next Stage Arts Project will honor the late David Bowie on Friday, February 5, showing ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDER FROM MARS (1973), at 7:00pm, plus Bowie music videos. Costumes welcome!

Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker focuses his lens on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars. While some backstage footage of the theatrical singer-songwriter is featured, the majority of the film is devoted to the music played onstage, which includes hits, album cuts and covers of Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground songs. Bowie also shocks fans by announcing his intention to drop the Stardust persona.


Stroll Presents "Love Local" at the River Garden, Friday Night during Gallery Walk

Please join us at the River Garden during Gallery Walk on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for “Love Local” — an evening of music, art, and celebration of all things local.

Representatives of a variety of area non-profits will be exhibiting — discover what the organizations do, how to obtain services from them, how to participate in their programs, and how to volunteer.

Local singer-songwriter-pianist Hannah Hoffman will be entertaining with her unique vocal style, “an edgy soulfulness reminiscent of Janis Joplin meets songbird.”


Free Monday Morning Movies at the Brattleboro Senior Center.

Free Monday Morning Movies at the Brattleboro Senior Center. We even have goodies for the show.

February Showings


Movies starring:

Feb 1st Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn –10 am

Feb 8th Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor – 10 am

Feb 22nd Cary Grant, Mryna Loy, Melvyn Douglas-10 am


Ladies of the Rainbow Windham County Heat Fund Fundraiser

“Heating it up with the Ladies of the Rainbow” on Saturday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m. at the VFW on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro will be this year’s major fundraiser for the Windham County Heat Fund.

In 2005 Daryl Pillsbury and Richard Davis decided to find a way to help people struggling to pay for home heating fuel who were not eligible for existing programs.  They simply decided to raise money and then figure out who was in need and help those people.

They have worked closely with SEVCA and the Windham County HELP Fund so that people can be connected with assistance programs. The Heat Fund is a one-time band-aid, usually consisting of a minimum fuel delivery. The Fund tries to make sure people have explored all other avenues of assistance first.


The Most Exciting Moment at the Paris Climate Conference

Left to Right:

Sartaj Aziz is sleeping. (India)

John Kerry looks dead. (United States)

King Abdullah looks drugged. (Jordon)

Muhammad Nawaz just smelled a fart. (Pakistan)

David Cameron farted!! (Great Britain)


An Extra Special Selectboard Winter Holiday Thing

An annual tradition since 2007, An Extra Special Selectboard Winter Holiday Thing captures the spirit of both the holidays and the selectboard, regardless of who is currently serving.

Presented in glorious Sock-o-rama.


An Evening of Entertainment with the Bluebird Theater

The Bluebird Theater is pleased to present an evening of entertainment on Saturday, November 28 at 7PM, and again, on Saturday, December 5  at 7 PM in Room 357 of The Cotton Mill, 76 Cotton Mill Hill in Brattlleboro. Tickets are $10 and also available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2467538

The first half of the evening will feature The Bluebird Orchestra playing some of their original songs and improvising music to two very short silent films: "Princess Nicotine" and "Artistic Creation" from the turn of the (last) century.


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