Ongoing events, classes and workshops calendar



Chess club:
4:15 p.m. Thursdays. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St. Free.

Six new exhibits: At Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, six new exhibits: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys: Steve Gerberich; Alfred Leslie: Selections from 100 Views Along the Road; Bottle in the River: Richard Klein; We Walk In Their Shadows: Gowri Savoor; 3D Color: Gloria Garfinkel; Hereandafter: Susan von Glahn Calabria. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

Art exhibit: Jessica Drenk's "Regeneration" on view through April 14 at Cynthia-Rateeves, The Barn at 28 Main St.,Walpole, N.H.

Art exhibit: Watercolors by Ray McClary on display at the Rockingham Medical Center, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls. The watercolor display, which will be available during the months of March and April, is open to the public free of charge. The exhibit is organized by the Saxtons River Art Guild, which is celebrating its 42th year of promoting fine arts with local art exhibits, open studio sessions, and workshops with award winning artists.

Art exhibit: "Strength, Grace, Wit & Wisdom," a three-artist exhibition featuring Sloane Dawson, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje and Abby Miner at Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls. Show on view through April 14.

Gallery in the Woods Spring Preview: The Parallel Universe of Nancy Hayes. Hayes brings her "Edge" series of small, affordable paintings that can be randomly arranged in a series, previewing a larger presentation in June. Explosive and playful color and design, derived from organic cellular forms and interwoven patterns in a strong color palette. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St., Brattleboro. Open daily: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Out of area

Art exhibit:
Bob MacRae's Alice in Wonderland exhibit runs through April. Mixed media, a photograph of Alice Liddell, a coat of arms and a bronze engraving are some of the ways artists have interpreted their love of Lewis Carroll's Alice. Springfield Library, 43 Main St., Springfield. For more information, call the library at 802-885-3108 or check

Art exhibit: Open April 6 through May 30, the art of Eric Grab at Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.

Art exhibit: April 6 to May 30. Great Hall Exhibit: Seen/Unseen, portraits by Cindi Oldham. A conceptual watercolor portrait series that explores what it means to be seen, yet unseen at the same time. 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

"Turners Falls: An Artist's View": exhibit is up now through May 11 at Nina's Nook, 125A Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.. Decades of work documenting the town in various media: clay, photography, paint, cloth, collage by owner/artist Nina Rossi. More information at or 413-834-8800.

Call for submissions: Slate Roof Press, a member-run, not-for-profit collaborative, announces the 2018 Elyse Wolf Prize for our annual poetry chapbook contest. The winner receives $500, becomes an active member of the press, and will have his/her chapbook published by Slate Roof. Winners make a three-year commitment to the press, including monthly meetings in Greenfield, Mass., and share work responsibilities for many aspects of publishing. Submit no more than 28 pages of poetry. $10 reading fee. Deadline: June 15. For full contest guidelines, visit

Art exhibit: Through May 5. At Cynthia-Reeve's Mass MoCA location in North Adams, Mass. Chinese Abstraction, an exhibition that brings together artwork in diverse media by four contemporary Chinese artists. 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass.

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Movin' Into Music:
10 to 10:45 a.m., Fridays. Geared toward children 1 to 5 years old, and their parents or caregivers, with instructor Kim Wallach. The first class is free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.

Winter/spring jewelry workshop series: April 12 and 13; Tab Setting Workshop - 5 to 9 p.m. April 24 and 26. For detailed descriptions of each class and to register, visit or contact Borter at or 802-254-3452. All of the sessions above will be held at Borter's Jewelry Studio, 22 High St., Brattleboro.

Monthly Painting from Life Group: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alternating Tuesdays (year-round) and Saturdays (one per month) with instructor Jack Keledjian. Tuition is $80/day. To register and/or for complete list of the class dates contact JoAnn Denehy at Village Arts of Putney, 114 Westminster Road, Putney.

Starting Methods for Beginning Portraiture: April 13 to 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all levels with Tina Garrett. Tuition: $350 plus $35, plus model fee. To register visit Village Arts of Putney, 114 Westminster Road, Putney.

4-Day Intensive Painting Workshop: April 24 through 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Michelle Dunaway. Tuition $600, plus $45 model fee. To register, email Village Arts of Putney, 114 Westminster Road, Putney.

4-Day The Art of Clean Color Intensive: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 17 through 20 with Stephanie Birdsall. Tuition is $550. To register email or call, 802-246-7742. Village Arts of Putney, 114 Westminster Road, Putney.

Ukulele classes: Beginning the week of April 16, six-week class, with Lisa McCormick. Beginners, and advanced beginner classes available. Daytime, evening, and online-only classes are offered. Class takes place at the New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Family discounts, and some scholarship assistance available. Ukuleles available. Visit for more information. (Important: the "U" and the "C" in the web address must be capitalized for the link to work.)


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