Arts events: Through June 4

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‘Grease’ auditions in Claremont

Claremont Opera House’s Repertory Theatre Company is now scheduling open auditions for its August production of the musical “Grease” at 58 Opera House Square in Claremont.

The Greasers, led by Danny Zuko, and their gals, The Pink Ladies, led by Betty Rizzo get all shook up with the arrival of the new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. The show will have two performances: Friday Aug. 5 and Saturday Aug. 6.

Visit to download an audition packet. Call 603-542-0064 today for audition scheduling info.

June 4: BRAM opens with a walk, a talk and an art exhibit

Author of The Photographer Poet

Deanna Bonner-Ganter wrote ‘The Photographer Poet.’

On Saturday, June 4 the Black River Academy Museum hosts its annual 5K Walk for History.

Registration opens at 10 a.m. at the museum at 14 High St. in Ludlow and the walk starts at 10:30 a.m. traveling down Dug Hill Road, then south on Route 103 and returning to the museum at the Green.

Registration is $20 for the general public; $10 for students and seniors. Refreshments will be available. Join them and bring your four-legged friends.

As a tribute to the history of the Finnish of Andover, a discussion of the work of Finnish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa will be led by Deanna Bonner-Ganter, author of Kosti Ruohomaa the Photographer Poet. The program is at 1 p.m. followed by a question and answer period with refreshments — coffee and Finnish pullaa sweet rolls will be served. Erik Johansson of Rockingham will provide musical accompaniment and Bonner-Ganter will autograph her book.

Visit their “Farms, Barns and Covered Bridges” exhibit, showcasing farms and barns romantically captured by artists. The show continues through the season.

For more information contact Georgia Brehm at 802-228-5050 or email

June 4: ‘Wild’ screened at Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium

The Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium presents a free screening of the film, “Wild” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the auditorium at 37 Depot St. in Ludlow.

Reese Witherspoon makes a long journey

Reese Witherspoon makes a long journey

“Wild” is a 2014 American biographical drama based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. The R-rated film stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.

After years of reckless behavior, addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her dead mother Bobbi, she sets out to hike more than 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. This film powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasure, as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens and ultimately heals her.

The film is free although donations are appreciated. Berkshire Bank supplies popcorn for the film while FOLA offers water. For additional information, call 802-228-7239 or visit their website at

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