Upcoming events: ‘Songs for New World’ at Northern Stage; presentation on the golden ratio; Chad Perron at Grounded4Life; research your Civil War ancestors; book sale at Rock Library; and gardening lecture at Wilder Library

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April 8: Northern Stage presents ‘Songs for a New World’

A musical revue, “Songs for a New World” by Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, runs April 8 through May 3 on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15.

Performances are Tuesday through Sunday; sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Chippers Inc. and Domus Custom Builders. A companion event — Athena Lecture “The New World for the American Musical” — will be held at the Briggs Opera House on Sunday, April 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This conversation is free and open to the public.

Discounted tickets are available for preview performances April 8 to April 10. New this season is a $20 ticket Tuesday April 14, a $15 Anytime Student ticket, available for any performance, and lower top ticket prices. A complimentary post-show reception with the cast follows the opening night performance on Saturday, April 11.

Learn about the Golden Ratio at Putney Library

Learn about the Golden Ratio

April 9: Learn about Golden Ratio: Art, Math and Nature

Mathematics educator Shana Frank will present The Amazing Golden Ratio: Art, Math and Nature from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St., Putney. This interactive program explores the history and geometry of the golden ratio with a slide show that depicts the golden ratio in architecture, fine art and the natural world. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call 802-387-4407.

Chad Perron

Chad Perron plays at Groounded4LIFE

April 10: Chad Perron returns to Grounded4Life

A native of Claremont, N.H., Chad Perron and his band have performed their music to audiences throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Perron will perform at Grounded4Life beginning 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the coffee bar will be available for refreshments. Grounded4LIFE is located in the coffee house at the First Baptist Church at 162 Main St., Chester. The program is free. Listen to Perron’s music at http://cpmministry.com.

Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact John Nunnikhoven at john4ns@fastmail.fm.

April 11: Researching Civil War ancestors at Rock Library

On Saturday April 11 from 10:30 to 12:30 a.m., genealogy enthusiastic Wayne Blanchard offers a special workshop on researching your Civil War ancestors at the Rockingham Library at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.

Join Blanchard to search for your Civil War ancestors. Learning about those who lived during that era makes that time in U.S. history come alive. The war generated many records and some are searchable online. There are draft registration records, military service records, pension applications and cemetery records, which may help give a picture of the ancestor’s life during the 1860s.

A computer is not required, but bring your laptop computer or tablet if you have one. You will have a chance to practice online using the library’s databases. Register for this free workshop by calling 802-463-4270, emailing anne@rockinghamlibrary.org or stop by the library.

BookSalewApril 11: Got books? Rockingham Library prepares for spring book sale

Relieve your overflowing shelves, free up some space, improve your feng shui and support your local library. The Rockingham Free Public Library will host its annual book sale during operating hours on Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, May 2 at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls and is asking for donations now to help support the sale.

DVDs, audiobooks and books of all kinds are welcome, with the exception of Reader’s Digest books, textbooks and musty books. Donations may be made during library hours.

A special Friends of the Library Sale Preview Night will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10, for Friends members only. Those interested in attending this preview night are encouraged to join the Friends soon to gain entry to this early access to the book sale. Memberships begin at $10 per person. Applications may be found at the library or at rockinghamlibrary.org/foljoin.html.

Beginning April 20, book sale items will be 50 percent off. The Bag and Box Sale will begin on April 27 when a bag or box of books will be $3 each. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the library and its programs. For more information visit the library, call 802-463-4270, email anne@rockinghamlibrary.org, or go online to rockinghamlibrary.org.

April 14: Gardening presentation at Wilder

Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston, is offering “Creating Natural Balance in our Neighborhoods,” a gardening presentation on invasive plants by Vermont master gardener Bob Butler Little Tree at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14. Questions and comments are welcomed throughout the presentation. Space is limited. Call 802-824-4307 to reserve a place.

–Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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