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Rise Up Singing for Seeger at Next Stage April 25th

Rise up Singing for Seeger - Friday, April 25th at 7:30pm - NextStage 15 Kimball Street, Putney, VT

Join Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, the creator's of the song book, Rise Up Singing as we celebrate the life and songs of Pete Seeger in a community sing along. If you've gotten together with more than a few people to sing, chances are you have, or have used, Rise Up Singing , the now ubiquitous sing along song book, for the words and chords of favorite sing along songs.

Pete Seeger was an early and longtime supporter of the efforts to compile Rise Up Singing and wrote the introduction to the book. During this community sing,Peter and Annie will feature "Seeger songs"-compositions of Pete Seeger, or songs he made famous. The event is a community event organized by your Friends and neighbors from the Putney Quaker meeting. Peter Blood & Annie Patterson are Quakers who have a long history of bringing people together in song. Copies of Rise-up Singing available but BRING YOUR OWN!

There will be Refreshments and Pete Seeger CDs and books available during intermission.
Suggested donation $10.00 - $15.00 adults, $5.00 for ages 12 and under, at the door.
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Pierre Bensusan at Next Stage on Friday, April 18

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan at Next Stage on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. If World Music is music that pays tribute to the spirit of a collection of human beings through distinct rhythms, traditional instruments and harmonic colors, Pierre Bensusan can be recognized as one of the most eloquent and diverse world musicians of our time.

Born in Oran, French-Algeria, in 1957, when France was decolonizing its Empire, Pierre Bensusan's family moved to Paris when he was 4. He began formal studies on piano at the age of 7 and at 11 taught himself guitar. Influenced in those early days by the folk revival blooming in Britain, France and North America, Bensusan began first to explore his own diverse musical heritage and then moved to the horizons beyond. At 17, he signed his first recording contract, and one year later his first album “Pres de Paris” won the Grand Prix du Disque upon his debut at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland.
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Healing Retreat May 2-4 in Putney

You are your best healer!

Come learn how each and everyone of us is born with the gift to heal ourselves. In this weekend retreat, you will experience simple and profound ways to awaken your body’s innate healing ability.
Participants will leave with a renewed and empowered sense of health and well-being.

-Experience simple and profound ways to awaken your body's innate healing ability.

-Learn general principles in health and vitality (how we nourish it and how it gets blocked).
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It’s a Family Affair at Sandglass Theater as Ines Zeller Bass hands down shows to daughters.

On Saturday, April 26th, Sandglass Theater’s Co-Founder, Ines Zeller Bass, will pass the torch as she and her daughters, Jana Zeller and Shoshana Bass, take to the Sandglass stage with “Kasper, Fritzi, and Me”. Not just an afternoon of delightful puppetry, this momentous occasion celebrates the work of Ines Zeller Bass’ and the rise of a new generation in Sandglass Theater’s history. “Kasper, Fritzi, and Me” features three of Zeller Bass’ most cherished puppet pieces: “Punschi”, “Tschokolino”, and “Fritzi’s Flea Circus”.

This special presentation is the final event in this year’s Winter Sunshine Series at Sandglass Theater. Admission is $8 and reservations are highly recommended. To reserve your space, contact Sandglass Theater by phone (802) 387-4051 or email info@sandglasstheater.org.
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Foodshelf Volunteer Orientation — April 19th Saturday 4-5pm

Find out how you can become a Foodshelf volunteer helping your neighbors.

Please join us on April 19th, from 4-5 PM
at the Putney Community Center, located at 10 Christian Square, Putney, VT.
RSVP to Lani, Volunteer Coordinator, at PutneyFoodshelf@gmail.com
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House for Sale in Putney

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home (1600 sq. ft. plus loft) on .5 acre at 417 Westminster Road. Open post and beam interior with southern exposure and spectacular meadow views. Wrap-around deck, full basement, and terraced gardens. Easy access to road and town. Built in 1992, it is move-in ready with a new furnace and a new Jotul gas stove.
$265,000. (802) 387-2566
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KIDS' MOVIE NIGHT

KIDS' MOVIE NIGHT - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

*Next Stage Theater on Kimball Hill
*5:00 The Emperor's New Groove
*7:00 The Princess Bride
Bake sale -tickets by donation - Procedes to Putney Central School PTO for school activities
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Bike Shop Sales - NOW HIRING

We are now taking resumes and references for a part time bike shop sales position. If you love bikes, ride bikes, are friendly, and would love to help people find the right bike for their needs, then read on.

This position requires a patient "people-person" who has bike knowledge, likes organizing, is self-motivated and a team player, plus can work Saturdays. Bike shop experience, computer skills, Nordic ski experience, and a flare for marketing is a plus!

Send resume and references, or any questions to david@westhillshop.com.
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Noted Ornithologist to Speak on Osprey Migration this Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

The Putney Mountain Association is hosting a presentation by noted raptor researcher, Rob Bierregaard. Dr. Bierregaard will give his illustrated talk, “There and back again: Satellite Studies of Osprey Migration,” on April 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Putney Community Center. The Putney Mountain Association is sponsoring this event as a fund-raiser to help PMA acquire and conserve the 144-acre Hannum-O’Connor parcel on Windmill Ridge. There is a suggested donation of $10.

Formerly, a professor of ornithology and ecology at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Bierregaard is currently a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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June Weekend Rental Needed

Seeking to rent a very clean, two-bedroom home in Putney, Westminster West or Saxtons River from the afternoon of June 28th through the late morning of June 30th. Out of town friends are seeking this type of accommodation. They are a very tidy, quiet and responsible older couple. Please call Susan at 387-2201 or e-mail ibfarm@comcast.net
Thanks!