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May
24
Thu
2018
La Causeuse (the loveseat)
May 24 all-day

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May
25
Fri
2018
La Causeuse (the loveseat)
May 25 all-day

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Jun
4
Mon
2018
Next Stage Cooks: Cooking with Herbs @ Next Stage
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this class you will learn all about cooking with herbs. You will get to smell and taste many varieties, as well as learn how to choose which herb to use, how to convert recipes from fresh to dried herbs, and much more. After a lively discussion, we will head to the kitchen to make delicious dishes using a variety of herbs.
 
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~ Vichyssoise
~ Shrimp in Herbed Oil
~ Asparagus with either Pistachio-orange-basil sauce or Mixed Herbal Green Sauce
~ Pasta with either Arugula and Basil Pesto or Mint Pesto
~ Carrots with Dill, Capers and Creme Fraiche
~ Spring Salad with Edible Flowers and Herbs
~ Cherry Thyme Clafoutis
~ Fruit Basil Galette
Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
The classes will dine together and wine will be included.
Instructor Linda Stavely has been the premier caterer in the Monadnock area as well as operating several culinary businesses in the last 40 years in the region. Linda has traveled and studied in France, Italy, Mexico, the Middle East and the Caribbean, as well as studying at the Vermont Culinary Center. She has worked with Julia Child when she visited Dublin in the 90’s! She is currently writing her first book on her food, travel and catering adventures. Linda helped start the Common Ground restaurant in Brattleboro, started and ran The Portable Feast at the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene, and has been teaching cooking classes in the Keene area for many years. Her classes are fun and informative!
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3382271.

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Joan Rater presents “Transforming My Family” @ Next Stage
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

Next Stage Arts Project presents Joan Rater on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:00pm. $10 suggested donation at the door.
Transforming My Family is TV writer Joan Rater’s frank and humorous talk about having a trans son and her family’s journey to understanding, acceptance and ultimately a kind of grace that made them all closer and stronger. Her goal in sharing her experience is to educate people on transgender identity as well as discuss her struggles for more transgender visibility on TV.
The “2015 U.S. Transgender Survey,” published by The National Center for Transgender Equality reports on the comprehensive challenges facing transgender people, including economic hardship; discrimination, violence, and mistreatment; and negative physical and mental health effects. For example, 54 percent of transgender students reported being verbally harassed, and 24 percent of students reported being physically attacked for the same reason. According to GLAAD, an organization committed to “rewrite(ing) the script for LGBTQ acceptance,” we all have an opportunity to change the culture for the LGBTQ community by encouraging dialogue that leads to this change.
After joining “Grey’s Anatomy” as a writing team at the start of Season 2, Joan Rater and husband Tony Phelan rose through the ranks and co-ran the show alongside creator Shonda Rhimes for Seasons 7 through 10. For their work on “Grey’s Anatomy” they earned a WGA Award for Best New Series in Television in 2005 and were nominated for two Emmy Awards in 2006 and 2007, both for “Outstanding Drama Series.” Other television writing credits include “Law & Order: Trial By Jury,” “Push, Nevada,” “Threat Matrix,” “MDs,” “Haunting Sarah,” “Fling” and “Cover Me.” In 2014, Joan and Tony signed an overall deal with CBS Television Studios and served as consulting producers on “Madam Secretary.” Last season they created “Doubt,” which premiered on CBS Wednesday, February 15th 2017 and ran thirteen episodes.

Jun
8
Fri
2018
Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa at Next Stage @ Next Stage
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk and pop singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa at Next Stage on Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm.
Singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, producer and Grammy nominee Seth Glier is renowned for his fearless vocal delivery, musical exuberance and seasoned songwriting beyond his years.  A troubadour in every sense of the word who averages over 150 live performances annually, 29 year-old Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals.  He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.  The last few years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television (Lifetime and Bravo), as well as slots on the Cayamo Cruise, at the Penang Jazz Festival in Malaysia and as a performer for former House Speaker Eric Cantor.
Glier’s new album “Birds,” his fifth on Mpress Records, is steeped in conflict and contradictions.  There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight.  The songs on “Birds” range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it.
As a national spokesperson for ChildFund International and an advocate of Musicians On Call, and with a ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip 2012 stop under his belt, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off.  In 2012 he took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win.
Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, NY and began composing music as a teenager.  Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.  There he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding among others.  After college, Matt toured with his band “The Fens” and eventually landed in New York City’s vibrant piano bar scene, quickly becoming a star performer at Manhattan’s Brandy’s Piano Bar.
Matt’s first solo album “Light In The Dark” is an eclectic pop opus.  In contrast, “A Dozen Other Loves” explores a simple acoustic palette.  This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition.  Additionally, Matt’s piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured by Disney.  Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3386065.

Jun
10
Sun
2018
Before It’s Too Late: Conserving New England’s Forests and Farmlands @ Next Stage
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Before It’s Too Late: Conserving New England’s Forests and Farmlands
A talk by conservationist Dr. Spencer Meyer
Free event on Sunday, June 10, 3–5 pm at Next Stage, Kimball Hill, Putney, VT
In 2017, researchers from all across New England—led by scientists at the Harvard Forest and the Highstead Foundation—released a milestone report documenting the need to triple the pace of conservation and dramatically expand collaboration among conservationists and willing landowners to permanently protect forest and farmland throughout New England. Dr. Spencer Meyer is a senior conservationist at the Highstead Foundation and one of the authors of the report. He is a scientist with expertise in landscape ecology, forest management, and conservation finance. He will talk about what was discovered, how communities can move forward to save land, and will take questions. There will be a reception afterward.
Parking is available at the Basketville store, on Route 5 just northeast of Putney General Store
Sponsored by Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association, Putney Mountain Association, Windham Regional Commission & Vermont Land Trust

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Next Stage Café opens with “Fables Storytelling” @ Next Stage
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

Next Stage Arts Project presents “Fables Storytelling” hosted by Peter “Fish” Case in the new Next Stage Café on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm. This evening of storytelling is the first in a series that continues on the second Wednesday of each month with host/curator Fish and a variety of guest storytellers. Admission is by donation.
The theme of this launch event is stories about Vermont, and features Steve West (former radio host and the Fearless Computer Guy), Sarah Levine (part of the Emerge Vermont Leadership Group and Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run), Don Cuerdon (Pioneer of Mountain Biking writer for many cycling publications) and Rebecca Balint (Senate Majority Leader for the Vermont State Senate). Fish, who has been telling stories and entertaining Windham, Cheshire and Franklin Counties as a radio personality for more than two decades, will tell his own short stories, too.
Next Stage Café is a new venue in the first floor community room of Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney.   Smaller than the main Next Stage theater, this intimate space offers cabaret style seating, a beer and wine cash bar, homemade pizza, popcorn and snacks. Next Stage Arts Project will present new and emerging artists, as well as literary, open stage and family events, in the café.
For more information about “Fables Storytelling,” visit nextstagearts.org or email nextstagearts@gmail.com or peter@plusnine.net. If you are interested in telling your own story, please fill out the simple form on the Next Stage website. Each themed “Fables” session will feature no more than four storytellers, and the November, 2018 event will be held in the main theater as a story slam to celebrate “Fables” 6th month.
Next Stage Arts Project, winner of a National Endowment for the Arts and ArtPlace America grants, is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage. The newly renovated performance space at 15 Kimball Hill is now accessible, comfortable and air-conditioned, with a great dance floor.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Lisa McCormick @ Next Stage
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

Next Stage Arts Project presents Lisa McCormick in a special, retrospective CD release concert at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Tickets are $16. available online, through the Next Stage website (www.nextstagearts.org) or 3 weeks in advance of show at the Putney Co-op or Turn It Up in Brattleboro. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT, and features a newly-renovated, accessible performance space.
Though she’s currently making waves as a prime local instigator of the “Ukulele Revolution”, Lisa has long been known as an outstanding guitarist and singer/songwriter whose insightful lyrics, strong voice and sophisticated arrangements have earned her many loyal fans. Lisa has performed across the USA and her five CDs present a joyful mix of contemporary folk, jazz, pop and world music.
With this concert, her first in a while, Lisa celebrates her songwriting history and introduces her retrospective CD, Snapshots: Songs from the Journey. Like the CD, this concert will include songs from every stop on Lisa’s musical adventure. She will be accompanied by bassist, Julian McBrowne and some special, mystery, musical guests (TBA)!
You can read more about Lisa and listen to her music at LisaMcCormick.com.
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3335313.

Jul
9
Mon
2018
When I Put On Your Glove at Fool’s Fury
Jul 9 – Jul 15 all-day

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Jul
23
Mon
2018
Puppet Camp
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day

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