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    'True West'

    'True West'

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    Through July 21, 7:30-9 p.m., Sun., July 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Through July 28, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sun., July 29, 3-4:30 p.m.

    Austin is an Ivy League-educated screenwriter on the verge of success. Lee is a petty thief with a drinking problem. Though it seems they have nothing in common, the two main characters in True West, a darkly comic drama by the late playwright Sam Shepard, are brothers — with fierce sibling rivalry. Friction between them escalates when they collaborate on a screenplay for a far-fetched Western flick. Ray Chapin directs actors Erik Gaetz and Sam Chapin in the starring roles in a Parish Players production of this theatrical examination of identity, family, the allure of Hollywood and the fragility of the American dream. at Eclipse Grange Theater in Thetford. Upper Valley (map). $10-15.

    French Conversation

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    First and Third Thursday of every month, 4 p.m.

    Speakers improve their linguistic dexterity in the Romantic tongue. at Bradford Public Library in Bradford. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Guided Tours

    Guided Tours

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    Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14

    A historic Gothic Revival house opens its doors for hourly excursions. Self-guided explorations of the gardens, exhibits and walking trails are also available. at Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford. Upper Valley (map). $6; free for kids 14 and under.

    Marc Berger

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    Fri., July 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

    The American West serves as inspiration for roots songs from the album Ride. Back lawn. at Woodstock History Center in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    An Evening With Siri

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    Fri., July 20, 6 p.m.

    Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar pave the way for a presentation by Susan Cameron Bennett, who provided the original American voice for Apple's virtual assistant. at The Engine Room in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). $50; preregister; limited space.

    Foodways Fridays

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    Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26

    Foodies use heirloom herbs and veggies to revive historic recipes in the farmhouse kitchen. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids 2 and under.

    Forestry, History & the Future: A Guided Hike

    Forestry, History & the Future: A Guided Hike

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    Fridays, Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28

    An outdoor program familiarizes trekkers with the sustainably managed working forest. at Carriage Barn Visitor Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    Fairy House Festival: Celebrating Fairies, Gnomes & Elves

    Fairy House Festival: Celebrating Fairies, Gnomes & Elves

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    Sat., July 21, 1-3 p.m.

    Families dressed in whimsical garb visit a fairy village and create their own nature-inspired habitats for sprites. Author Michael Caduto shares music & tales. at Justin Morrill Homestead in Strafford. Upper Valley (map). $5-10; $25 per family.

    Poetry & Pie II

    Poetry & Pie II

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    Sat., July 21, 3-5 p.m.

    Wordsmiths Didi Jackson, Julia Shipley and Ocean Vuong read selected stanzas before an open mic session, all accompanied by taste-bud tempting treats. at Sweetland Farm in Norwich. Upper Valley (map). $6-10.

    Jay Nash

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    Sat., July 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Influences such as Greg Brown and Bob Dylan shine through solo acoustic numbers. at ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $20.

    Farm House/Manor House

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    Sat., July 21, 1-3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 18, 1-3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 15, 1-3 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 1-3 p.m.

    Architecture aficionados revel in the unique aspects of an 1890 farm house and a historic mansion. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). $16-20; preregister.

    Village Harmony Teen Session II

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    Sun., July 22, 7:30 p.m.

    A dozen teen singers regale listeners with a program of international choral music. at North Universalist Chapel Society in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). $5-15.

    Steve Pro & the Ticket

    Steve Pro & the Ticket

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    Tue., July 24, 6:30-8 p.m.

    From Motown and disco to classic rock and country, hits from across genres and decades delight listeners from multiple generations. Rain site: Fairlee Town Hall Auditorium. at Fairlee Town Common in Fairlee. Upper Valley (map). Free.

    'Burned'

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    Tue., July 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    A hard-hitting documentary gets to the root of the destruction of forests for energy generation. A discussion follows. at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Donations.

    Time-Travel Tuesdays

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    Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 21

    Families experience a blast from the past with 19th-century chores and games in the restored 1890 farm house. at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). Regular admission, $4-16; free for members and kids under 3.
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