Arts events: Feb. 23 through Feb. 24, 2018

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Feb. 23: Murder mystery dinner theater in Charlestown

Members of the cast of ‘Poetry to Die For’ are Stan Marro, James Dennewitz, Gregory Higgins, John Blair,and Ruth Pratt.

The Charlestown Rotary and River Theater Company team up to present Poetry to Die For, a Valentine’s Day-themed murder mystery dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Friday Feb. 23 and Saturday Feb. 24 at the Town Hall at 233 Main St. in Charlestown, N.H.

Dressing as your favorite poet is optional but encouraged. Sunday, Feb. 25 is the snow date of in case of a cancelled performance.

The interactive mystery is set during a local poetry group’s special reading with dinner. Invited guests celebrate the upcoming release of Charity Holmes’ new book. It has recently been rumored that Charity may have been plagiarizing work from the group. The audience is encouraged to interact with the actors to help solve the murder of one of the poets.

A three-course dinner will be served during the performance. Guests may bring their own alcoholic beverages. The cost is $30 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations are requested. Email or call 603-543-0433 or 603-439-1896 to reserve a seat.

Linda Radtke

Feb. 24: Celebrate Vermont history through music

Stone Church Arts and the Vermont Humanities Council present  Celebrate Vermont History through Song, a special concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24  in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., in Bellows Falls.

Dressed in period costume, Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music.

Admission is free. Free-will donations will be received. For more information, visit or call 802-460-0110.

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