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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.


Tickets Going Fast! Tony Barrand & Keith Murphy in Concert

TICKETS GOING FAST! Tony Barrand & Keith Murphy in Concert, November 6, 7 PM, Brooks Memorial Library Main Room. Please join us for a Friends of the Library benefit concert with renowned folk musicians Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy at the Library on Friday, November 6 at 7 PM. Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy will sing dramatic ballads, romantic and funny songs about domestic life and marriage and "Jubilee Jim Fisk," a song about Brattleboro's own Jim Fisk, notorious Robber Baron of the Gilded Age. Listen to their music HERE.

Advance tickets are available at the Library's Main Circulation Desk, or at the door on the evening of the event. Ticket price is $10 and $5 for children under 10. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. For more information email the Library at info@brookslibraryvt.org or call (802)-254-5290 ext 0. 


An Evening of Comedy with Rabbi Bob Alper, Honorary Comedic Advisor to Pope Francis


On Saturday evening, November 14, Strolling of the Heifers proudly presents An Evening With Rabbi Bob Alper: Honorary Comedic Advisor to Pope Francis. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, downtown Brattleboro. Seating is limited to 200 people, and all seats are $20.

Yes, you read that right.


Tad Montgomery talks about Edgar Cayce on WVEW

Its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this one features Tad Montgomery. We will talk about Edgar Cayce, his life, predictions and legacy.

Tune in tuesday (Tonight) at 6pm on WVEW. 107.7fm or on the web at www.wvew.org


Medieval Faire - October 10th - The Grammar School

On Saturday, October 10, from 10 am to 4 pm, The Grammar School in Putney, Vermont, will transform our campus into a medieval village once again as we host our annual Medieval Faire. This event has been a family favorite for more than 25 years!

Enjoy the festivities while the King and his royal court preside over the Faire. Kids can ride a flying dragon, battle a knight, and watch a joust with medieval riding games. Fairgoers can also shop for goods in the village market and watch extravagant entertainment, including live music and a puppet show. You can even be knighted by the King himself!


Cherished Goods Auction Benefiting Brattleboro Area Hospice - October 17th

Brattleboro Area Hospice is once again presenting the annual Cherished Goods Auction, this year on Saturday, October 17th. The event will take place at the VFW on Black Mountain Road in north Brattleboro. As in past years a treasure trove of eclectic finds will be available for bid. This year’s auction will feature fine pieces of furniture, works of art, jewelry and other items of interest, just in time for holiday giving! Many of these treasures have been collected throughout the year at Hospice’s popular and successful thrift store, Experienced Goods and are considered “the best of the best”!


Sandglass Theater's International Puppet Festival Launches this Weekend!

Brattleboro – This weekend, Sandglass Theater will launch the ninth edition of the Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival, a rich selection of events and performances taking place all around Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont. The festival will feature an action-packed gala opening, a massive outdoor performance by Bread and Puppet Theater, and two of the last local performances of Sandglass Theater's own award-winning D-Generation, a show about the effects of dementia upon individuals, families, and communities. Visiting artists are arriving from Cuba, Germany, England, Mexico, Quebec, and all around the United States to present this vast array of performances for adults and children of all ages.


Weekend Comedy Series: Wyatt Cenac

You may recognize Wyatt from the Daily Show, but did you know he was a writer for King of the Hill, the Mike Judge look at Texas? I didn’t.

It makes a bit of sense. He was born in NYC in 1976, but was moved to Texas as a kid. He’s now a Brooklyn resident.


Weekend Comedy Series: Professor Irwin Corey

Have you taken any classes with the professor?

“The World's Foremost Authority” was born in Brooklyn in 1914, and believe it or not, is still going. This is despite living through World Wars, the Depression, the blacklists he was put on for being supportive of Cuban kids and communists, and panhandling for charity in the Queens Midtown Tunnel.


Weekend Comedy Series: Emo Philips

Remember Emo Philips?

One of a kind and hard to describe. There are lots of short pieces on YouTube, but no full shows. Alas, I give you about 10 minutes with him this week. Go search for additional materials.


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