Today Theater

Comedy: 7:30 p.m., The Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook and Main Street, West Chesterfield, N.H. Donald Margulies’ delightful comedy of remembrance, "Found A Peanut." Directed by Sam Pilo. Tickets $15. Reservations recommended. Toll free box office, 877-666-1855; office, 802-254-4714; actorstheatre2@gmail.com, www.atplayhouse.org.

Miscellaneous

Brattleboro 4th of July:

9 a.m., Bike decorating, at Vermont Inn Pizza.

9:30 a.m., Bill Powers Memorial Firecracker 4-Miler Road Race, Living Memorial Park to the Common.

10 a.m., "By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth" parade, Canal to Main Street to the Common.

(In case of severe weather on July 4, visit: www.facebook.com/BrattleboroGoesFourth for updates.)

...At Living Memorial Park:

1-9:30 p.m., Food and family activities; Senior Area end of parking lot, Moon Bounce, obstacle course, T-ball hit. Food vendors.

1:30 p.m., Small Fry Baseball All-Star Game.

2-3:30 p.m., Children’s penny carnival (face painting, games).

3 p.m., Fun swim races.

5:30-7:15 p.m., American Pop, lower field.

6:30 p.m., Children’s concert with T-Bone, playground.

7:45-9:30 p.m., Wyld Nightz, lower field.


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9:30 p.m., Fireworks display.

"A Star-Spangled Fourth": Saxtons River. 5K Firecracker road race at 8:30 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m. Street fair highlighted by the firefighters’ water polo, a hula hoop contest and music on the bandstand. Miniature golf, an egg toss, a pie contest, face painting and a baseball game and much more. 10 a.m.-noon, Main Street Arts to showing of the unique theater curtain. Music and dancing. Food vendors, and Bellows Farmers’ Market. Fireworks at dusk. Info: Saxtons River Fourth of July page on Facebook.

4th of July Street Fair and Parade: Wardsboro. Art Show and Sale. Pie & Bake Shop. 65th anniversary of the Street Fair & Parade. 9 a.m., festivities begin; 10 a.m., parade. Sponsored by the Methodist Church. Auction, about 50 crafters and vendors, food booths, homemade strawberry shortcake, book sale, children’s games, and much more. Information: 802-896-6141 or www.4thofjulywardsboro.com.

Walpole Farmers’ Market: 4-6 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Common. Vegetables, produce, breads, cheeses, meats, pickles, mushrooms, jams, jellies and more. Bring blanket or chair, take a break between parade and picnics, fireworks. Information: 603-445-5104 or Holly@Walpolefarmersmarket.com.

No Gallery Walk: Due to the 4th of July holiday, Brattleboro’s downtown Gallery Walk has been moved to Friday, July 11.

Ongoing Events

Brattleboro Area Drop In Center: Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 60 South Main St., Brattleboro. Food Shelf Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon for seniors and 1-3 p.m. for everyone. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food shelf. Information 802-257-5415.

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

Saturday

Theater

Melodrama Festival: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. 1 and 7 p.m., "All Washed Up and Nowhere to Go" by Naomi Shafer. Directed by Naomi Shafer and Harry Poster. 3 and 5 p.m., "Theadora and the Golden Apple" by Beatrice Vena and Jessa Rowan. Directed by Camilla Mugnani and Beatrice Vena. Sponsored by the Potter Stewart Jr. Law Offices. Tickets at www.neyt.org; all tickets $8.

Comedy: 7:30 p.m., The Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook and Main Street, West Chesterfield, N.H. Donald Margulies’ delightful comedy of remembrance, "Found A Peanut." Directed by Sam Pilo. Tickets $15. Reservations recommended. Toll free box office, 877-666-1855; office, 802-254-4714; actorstheatre2@gmail.com, www.atplayhouse.org.

Kids

Boys & Girls Club: 2-7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for ages 10 to 18. Information: 802-254-5990.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services’ H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at www.HelpEmpowerYouth.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen’s Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Cruise Night: 5-8 p.m., at Bond Auto Parts, 845 Putney Road, Brattleboro. Hosted by Now & Then Vehicle Club of Southern Vermont. Car enthusiasts welcome, bring vintage, classic, muscle, special vehicle, or classic bike. Weather permitting. Information: Alan Brosz, 802-275-0081 or alan.brosz@gmail.com.

Meals

Strawberry Supper: Two seatings, 5 and 6:15 p.m., Westminster First Congregational Church. Menu: Vermont baked ham, potato salad, cucumber salad, three-bean salad, and drinks; fresh strawberry shortcake. Take-out available. Cost: Adults, $11; children, $5; under 5 free.

400th Bean Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, Main Street, Winchester, N.H. Celebration of the church’s 400th monthly bean supper. Served family style. Cost: Adults, $9; children, $4. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Handicapped accessible. Proceeds help fund church missions.

Miscellaneous

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Route 9, West Brattleboro, next to Creamery Bridge. Over 50 vendors. Plants, local foods, bakery items; hot lunches; crafts; toys, jewelry, maple syrup and more. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., live music. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. Information: 802-254-8885. (No dogs.)

Old Collectibles Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 72 Main St., Grafton. Old furniture and tools donated by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Inn. Joint effort to raise funds for the renovation of the Grafton Brick Meeting House. Information: Grafton Historical Society, grafhist@vermontel.net or 802-843-2485.

Halifax Firemen’s Auction: 10 a.m., at the Fire

Station, in the village of West Halifax. Annual Firemen’s Auction. Items to interest for everyone from box lots to old furniture. Refreshments on sale.

Meet the Artist: 5-7 p.m., at Hunter Gallery, 75 Main St., Grafton. Reception to meet artist Jane Ashley of Windsor, oil and pastel artist, Connecticut River valley landscapes. (Gallery next to Grafton Inn). Information: 802 843 1440 or hunterartworks@aol.com.

Museums

Guilford Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Guilford Historical Society Museum, in Guilford Center, opposite the Meetinghouse and the Guilford Free Library. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Information: Michelle Frehsee, 802-275-2555.

Tasha Tudor Museum: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. See Tasha’s handmade items, paintings and drawings; have a cup of Tasha’s tea; children may enjoy the dress up area, colouring pages, reading corner, dollhouse, play tea set and more. Information: 802-258-6564, info@tashatudormuseum.org or www.tashatudormuseum.org.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: Intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, Brattleboro. Exhibits and gift shop open Sun., Mon., Wed., and Thurs. from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $4; under 6 free. Wheelchair accessible. Information: 802-257-0124 or www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Brattleboro History Room: 10 a.m-noon, Brattleboro Historical Society, 230 Main St., Third Floor, Municipal Center, Brattleboro. Also, open Thursdays 2-4 p.m., and by appointment. Call 802-258-4957; histsoc@sover.net; brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.

Brattleboro History Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society’s new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center, Brattleboro. Series of changing exhibits. Fort Dummer replica, facts about artifacts; old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane Village. New Exhibit: The General Store. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free admission. Open Sat., Sun. and Wed. Information: 802-365-4148, www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS MoCA, Smith College, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at brookslibraryvt.org/borrow, or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Ongoing Events

Swap Program Open: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program, on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. Open every Saturday. Information: windhamsolidwaste.org or e-mail swapshop@windhamsolidwaste.org.

Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-noon, Wed. and Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30, West Townshend. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear; and toys.

Turning Point: Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro.5:30-6:30 p.m., All-Recovery Group. 5-10 p.m., Play pool, watch movies, use computers, cook; family-friendly, substance-free setting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Saxtons River. Clothing for all; shoes, boots and sneakers; bedding; household articles; toys. Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.

Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

Al-Anon Meeting: 3-4 p.m., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner Bradley Avenue and Putney Road, Brattleboro.

Easy Does It: 8 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2. Information: 802-257-5801.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

Sunday

Music/Dance

Paneurhythmy: 8 a.m., Living Memorial Park, parking lot at skating rink, Brattleboro. Early morning sacred dance. A moving healing practice and prayer for the earth and all beings. All welcome, free. Weather permitting. Information: Rupa Cousins, 802-387-5276.

Jazz Jam: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Facilitated by Jamie MacDonald. For instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other jazz music. All levels welcome. First Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Theater

Melodrama Festival: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Noon, "All Washed Up and Nowhere to Go" by Naomi Shafer. Directed by Naomi Shafer and Harry Poster. 2 p.m., "Theadora and the Golden Apple" by Beatrice Vena and Jessa Rowan. Directed by Camilla Mugnani and Beatrice Vena. Sponsored by the Potter Stewart Jr. Law Offices. Tickets at www.neyt.org; all tickets $8.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Manny Mansbach. Dharma Talk: "A Buddhist View of Independence."

Museums

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane Village. New Exhibit: The General Store. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free admission. Open Sat., Sun. and Wed. Information: 802-365-4148, www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.

William Czar Bradley Law Office: 2-4 p.m., Westminster. Public invited to bring history alive.

Vernon Museum: 2-4 p.m., Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon (One mile from Mass. border.) Tour the one-room school house, browse the "Wise Old Sayings" booklet with corresponding artifacts. Large Civil War display. Information on construction of the Vernon Dam. No admission charge. All welcome.

Ongoing Events

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.