strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series:

Thursday, July 10

MUSIC

Yellow Barn Concert

Where: The Big Barn, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $18. Edison Denisov (1929-1996) Diana im Herbstwind (1984); Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) String Quartet No.4 in D Major, Op.83 (1949); Anton Webern (1883-1945) Vier Stücke, Op.7 (1910); Alban Berg (1885-1935) (trans. Reinbert de Leeuw) Sieben frühe Lieder (c.1905-08); Yoshihisa Taira (1935-2005) Hierophonie I (1986)

Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Fusion, R & B

Where: Metropolis on Elliot St. When: This (and every) Thursday from 9:30 - 1 a.m. Cost: No Cover. Ft. members of Flabberghaster, Outer Stylie, Rubblebucket and more!

THEATER

"August: Osage County"

Where: Next Stage, Kimball Hill, Putney. When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12, general admission, available online at www.nextstagearts.org or by phone reservation at: 802-387-0071.

MISCELLANEOUS

Brown Bag Lunch: Mahikari

Where: River Garden, 157 Main Street. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Giving Light with Susan Hebson. Sukyo Mahikari teaches the transmission of light energy through a practice which they refer to as "the art of True Light (Mahikari)" which is believed to issue from the palm of the hand.

Friday, July 11

MUSIC

Sing-a-Long

Where: First floor dining room at Thompson House. When: 2:30 p.m. The Glee Club is an enthusiastic group of singing elders that meets monthly under the leadership of local musician Becky Graber and Thompson House activities director Sandy Ware. The community is invite. Refreshments will be served.

Summer Concert Series

Where: Whetstone Walkway in front of Brattleboro Food Co-op. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Blues singer/guitarist Sunny Lowdown. Cost: Free.

Yellow Barn Concert

Where: The Big Barn, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $25. Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972) Suite im Hexachord, Op.24b (1936); Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) Violin Sonata No.2, Op.36a, BV244 (1900); Georges Enescu (1881-1955) Piano Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.16 (1909)

ART

Gallery Walk

Where: 37 locations in downtown Brattleboro and satellite locations in West Brattleboro and along Putney Road. When: Official Gallery Walk hours are 5:30 to 8 p.m., although some venues are open earlier and some events run later. Cost: Free. Contact: Joy Wallens-Penford at 802-257-2616, info@GalleryWalk.org or www.GalleryWalk.org. Of note: Monthly art walk returns with artists’ receptions, live music, special events, art sales and more.

THEATER

T.G.I.F. Morning Matinee "Michael Zerphy"

Where: Living Memorial Park Rotary Theater, Brattleboro . When: 10:30 a.m. Juggling. Cost: Free. 802-254-5808. www.brattleboro.org

POETRY READING

Where: Twilight Tea Lounge, Brattleboro. When: 7:30 p.m. Poets Arlene Distler and Terry Hauptman will read from their work "Voices Like Wind Chimes," and "On Hearing Thunder,"

CLASSES

Art Classes

Where: River Gallery School, Brattleboro. When: 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $8 per hour Call River Gallery School for more information or to enroll 802-257-1577.

MISCELLANEOUS

Brattleboro’s Tanabata-Obon Festival

Where: Downtown Brattleboro, Pliny Park. When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to walk a lantern-lit path to the Table of Remembrance. Cost: Free for all ages. accvt.org or 802-579-9088.

Saturday, July 12

MUSIC

Yellow Barn: Masterclass: Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola

Where: The Big Barn, Putney. When: 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10. Call 802-387-6637 to reserve tickets.

Yellow Barn Open House

Where: The Greenwood School, Putney. When: 12:30 to 5 p.m.. Cost: Free admission ($10 for lunch). Spend an afternoon attending open rehearsals and share a meal with Yellow Barn musicians on campus.

Yellow Barn: Pre-concert discussion

Where: The Putney Public Library. When: 7 p.m. Cost: Free.

Yellow Barn Concert

Where: The Big Barn, Putney. When: 8 p.m. Cost: $25. Colin Matthews (b.1946) Oboe Quartet No.1 (1981); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Piano Trio in E Major, K.542 (1786); Franco Donatoni (1927-2000) Ave (1987); Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) String Quintet in F Major, WAB112 (1879)

Sunday, July 13

MUSIC

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn

Where: Downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn. When: 6 p.m. Cost: Free (donations are accepted). Acoustic blues duo Beaucoup Blue (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. Food will be available. For information, visit www.twilightmusic.org or call 802-387-5772.

Grafton Cornet Band

Where: Library lawn, Main Street (Rte 121), (or White Church for rain). Grafton. When: 4 p.m. Cost: Free, donations welcome. Bring chairs or a blanket and maybe a picnic. More information: www.graftonband.org or 802-387-4145.

Concert

Where: Town park, West Dover. When: 1 to 3 p.m. The Lonesome Brothers perform. Cost: Free. In the event of rain the concert will be held next door at the OMT Billiards parlor. For more information call 802-464-5100.

CLASSES

Community Circle Dance

Where: Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dances of the Heart, led by Rupa Cousins and Lerna. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Charcoal Landscape

Where: River Gallery School. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hands-on workshop and demonstration. Cost: $80 Call River Gallery School for more information or to enroll 802-257-1577.

MISCELLANEOUS

Forum

Where: C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. When: 1 to 4 p.m., An event/forum at that complements the ongoing exhibition and gallery publication.

Monday, July 14

MUSIC

Brown Bag Lunch: Jennie Reichman

Where: Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Guitar playing, warm voice and heartfelt lyrics.

Music of Zappa at Open Music Collective

Where: Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. When: 7 p.m. Cost is $125 for 5 classes and will culminate with a public performance at OMC. Call 802 254 5054 or email openmusiccollective@gmail.com for registration.

Tuesday, July 15

MUSIC

Where: Brattleboro Common. When: 7 p.m. Arts in the Park "American Legion Band." 802-254-58098. www.brattleboro.org

CLASSES

Storytelling and Cartooning

Where: River Gallery School. When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Classes with Megan Baehr for ages 8 and older . Cost: $175. for 8 classes or $22./class. www.nonesuchgarden.com. Call River Gallery School for more information or to enroll 802-257-1577.

MISCELLANEOUS

Brown Bag Lunch: Community Meditation

Where: Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Bring a pillow or two for a comfortable floor seat or use one of our chairs. Come in at any time during the hour and stay as long as you like.

Wednesday, July 16

MUSIC

Brown Bag Lunch: Scott Sizer and Kate Parsons

Where: Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Jazz Duo

MISCELLANEOUS

Pool Party

Where: Living Memorial Park Swimming Pool. When: 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cost: $5 per person. Hot dogs, hamburgers & ice cream will be served. Prizes will be awarded! Brattleboro Rec & Parks Dept. 254-5808. www.brattleboro.org

Thursday, July 17

DANCE

Brown Bag Lunch: Southern Vermont Dance Festival

Where: Robert H Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. When: Noon to 1 p.m. Cost: Free and open to the public. Professionals and dance enthusiasts will perform dances from their dynamic summer training dance experience.

THEATER

Now and Then

Where: Actors Theatre Playhouse, Chesterfield, N.H. When: 7:30 p.m. A New Musical-in-Progress by Zeke Hecker. Cost: $10.