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Poetry open mic set for Feb. 24

The Rockingham Library is hosting a Poetry Open Mic at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. Read an original poetry or a favorite poem by another poet. All ages are welcome to participate or be a part of the audience. Readers should come prepared to read up to five poems. To begin, each person will read one poem. Depending on the number of participants, a second, third, fourth and even fifth round of reading will follow. This event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 65 Westminster St., and is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call 802-463-4270, email or go to


Listen while you shop

Sunny Lowdown will perform at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the lunch cafe, in the C.F. Church Building, 80 Flat St.

Community Circle Dance scheduled

A Community Circle Dance led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. All dances are taught and no partner is needed. All are welcome and donations are appreciated. For more information call Parker Huber at 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon at 603-631-0768, or visit

Auditions for 'Richard III' this weekend

The Vermont Theatre Company will hold open auditions for Richard III, its 2020 Shakespeare in the Park production, at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. and Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Richard III will be directed by Adrienne Major and produced by Justin Fetterman and Harral Hamilton. Performances will be held on the Rotary Stage at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro on June 25-28. Actors are required to prepare a short Shakespearean monologue and will be asked to perform cold readings from Richard III.

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Film screening Wednesday at 118 Elliot

The Architecture + Design Film Series presents "Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects), a tribute to and study the influential architectural teacher at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro. The son of the documentary's subject, acclaimed architect Dan Scully, will be a special guest at the screening. Free.


"Songs for an Early Spring" with Stephen Coronella

Join longtime Putney resident and former librarian Stephen Coronella on Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at the Putney Library, 55 Main St., for an intimate winter's night concert. Coronella will perform on guitar, flute, hammer dulcimer and voice a series of songs and stories to light the heart and hold the flame. Free.


Meet 'Awesome Animals' author

Join Bartleby's Books for a family fun event with C.S. Wurzberger on Saturday, 4:30 p.m. at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St. as she reads from and discusses her books, including "KISSes for Awesome Animals."

Attendees will get to meet Alma the Amazon, a parrot from the rainforest of South America, and Cory the Cockatoo from Australia. Discover more about how they live, what they eat, and who talks the most.

More: Call 802-464-5425, email or visit