Auditions for Titanic and Women's Jury plays

Auditions will be held for two upcoming one-act plays on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. The production is a project of Guilford Center Stage. Written and directed by local author Michael Nethercott, both works will be premiered in June. "Nocturne Titanica" is a mythological take on the sinking of the Titanic. "The Lace Jury" is based on one of the first all-women juries in the country at the turn of the century. Rehearsals will be largely in May, and the actual performances are Friday June 3, Saturday, June 4 (both evening shows), and Sunday June 5 (matinee). Rehearsals and shows take place at the Broad Brook Grange stage in Guilford, about 10 minutes from I-91 Exit 1 Brattleboro. There are almost two dozen roles available, ranging from late teens to 60 plus. The Titanic play has a mixed cast, and Jury has an all-woman cast of six. Please prepare or bring a dramatic reading within a minute in length. Actors will also be considered for the October play (by Charles W. Henry.) Auditions will take place at the Grange, which is located at 3940 Guilford Center Road. Arrive at any of the scheduled times or call 802-380-2184 or email for further information.

Tunes from the great American song book at Four Columns

Join Scott Sizer and Cathy Martin for an evening of tunes from the great American song book, plus a bit of blues, bossa nova and bebop with vocals, trumpet and piano at the Four Columns Restaurant and Tavern on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.


The Four Columns Restaurant is located at 21 West St., Newfane.

Songs from Scottish Hebridies at Putney Public Libaray

Kathy Torrey has been fascinated with the folklore and music of the Scottish Hebirdies since she was a young girl, reading letters and listening to recordings made by family friends who documented the region's folk traditions starting in the 1920s. Torrey was inspired to spend a year visiting these friends, and collecting folk songs and stories herself during a "wanderyear" break from college. She has continued to visit the islands for more "collecting", adding to the archive of research of her family friends, Margaret Shaw and John Lourne Campbell.

Join Kathy Torrey at the Putney Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., for a chance to hear her sing and play traditional Hebridean folk songs, tell stories of her travels, and show images and film footage from her journeys and those of the Campbells in the 1920s. This unique opportunity is not to be missed!

Putney Library is located at 55 Main St., Putney. This program is free and open to the public.