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College offering free performance, workshop

Marlboro College will present Folklore Dominicano Ensemble (FDE) in a free performance and workshop at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the dining hall.

The New York-based dance company is dedicated to preserving, creating, and presenting dance and music traditions that reflect and celebrate Dominican culture.

Following a Dominican dinner prepared by dining hall staff, FDE will offer a 20-minute performance of Merengue, Machac , Mangulina, and several other Dominican dances. Community members are then invited to join FDE and Marlboro's Dance in World Cultures class for a workshop in Dominican Folkloric dancing.


NECCA offering classes for all ages

Fear Less. Fly More. That is the motto for spring session of classes at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

NECCA offers coaches eager to teach flipping, flying, stretching and strengthening in a circus playground for youth and adults.

The doors are open to all interested students including first timers, aspirational performers and curious fitness seekers.

NECCA offers a variety of classes in trapeze, aerial silks, trampoline, handstands, tumbling, wheel, clowning, juggling and more.

There are over 60 classes a week with introductory through advanced options for age 18 months to adult.

NECCA's philosophy includes teaching with attention to the capacity and dreams of every student, meeting each at their own level of fitness and aspiration.

Coaches are trained to adapt content for mobility limitations or learning differences and regular students range from 1 to 87 years of age.

Spring session is open for enrollment and classes begin Monday, March 25.

Summer Camps for youth are also open for enrollment. Register now for age 3 to 5 years in half day options or 5- to 17-year-olds in full-day options.

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Schedule and registration is available on line at

For more information call 802-254-9780.

Great Books Group meeting at library

The Brattleboro Great Books Group will be discussing "The Plague" by Albert Camus, on Monday, March 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the meeting room of the Brooks Memorial Library, Main Street.

For more information, email Michael N. Landis at, or telephone him at 802-257-1851.

River Gallery School planning trip to Italy

An informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the River Gallery School art trip to Tuscany in October will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the school, 32 Main St.

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The trip will take place Oct. 4-11 in Pienza, Italy, with a three-day, optional stay prior to the tour in Cortona from Oct. 1 to 3.

The tour is sponsored by the River Gallery School and organized by Travel Fever Tours of Putney.

Artists as well as non-artists are welcomed on this tour that will include wine tasting, sampling of the Italian cuisine, visiting an outdoor Italian market, and touring nearby villages. River Gallery painting instructor, Lynn Zimmerman, will lead daily painting demonstrations and assist artists individually in the medium of their choice. Locations for painting will include Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, and Buonconvento.

Visit for more information.


River Junction Writers to read from 'Short Tall Tales'

The River Junction Writers, an eclectic group of Vermont and New Hampshire authors, will read selections from "Short Tall Tales," their debut collection of short stories and novel excerpts, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St.

This event is free and open to the public.

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For more information about the River Junction Writers and Short Tall Tales, visit


Local artists featured in calligraphy exhibit

A display of artwork entitled The Art of Calligraphy, created by five of Vermont's finest calligraphers, will be on exhibit from March 20 to May 29 at Gallery at the Vault in Springfield.

There will be a reception from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Meet Jorika Stockwell of Putney, Penne Tompkins of South Burlington, Lydia Batten of Jerico, and Lois Reynolds and Joy Wallens-Penford of Brattleboro.

For more information call or come into Gallery at the Vault, 68 Main Street, Springfield.

The gallery is open Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: 802-885-7111, or visit our web page:

Benefit performance at Rudyard Kipling's house

Adults wondering how the elephant got his trunk or the camel got his hump should come to Rudyard Kipling's Naulakha on Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m. On that night, The Landmark Trust USA will be presenting Jackson Gillman in a benefit performance of Kipling's enchanting children's tales, the Just So Stories.

The evening performance will be limited to 25 and the admission charge of $40 will include an intimate tour of Naulakha. Reservations are required.

Fine desserts and coffee will be served after the performance.

Funds raised from this event will be used to support our school program.

For information and to reserve tickets please call 802-254-6868 during regular office hours.

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