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Event listings for Sunday, October 22

The written word

CHESTER Book Talk: "Before We Sleep" with author Jeffrey Lent: This novel is set in a lovingly realized Vermont setting, tracking the changes that come with the turning of the seasons and decades. It is about family secrets and the love that holds families together. 2 p.m. Free. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 The Common. Information: 802-875-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Baha'is Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Founder of the Baha'i Faith: An exhibit will be on display of Baha'i Houses of Worship on six continents, the island of Western Samoa, and the country of Cambodia that illustrates the range of people from thousands of ethnic backgrounds in the Baha'i world who have responded to a key message of Baha'u'llah's teachings--that a special time has arrived for the entire human race as it moves gradually from collective adolescence to maturity and wholeness. All are invited. 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-2115, www.bahai.us.

Film and video

W. BRATTLEBORO "A Class Divided": (See 10/20). 12 p.m. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. .

Music

GRAFTON Big Woods Voices: This is a benefit for The Nature Museum in Grafton. Alan Blood long-time member of many area groups including the Blanche Moyse Chorale, I Cantori, Blue Moon, and House Blend); Will Danforth (singer-songwriter and traditional acoustic artist); Becky Graber (leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus and Animaterra Women's Chorus in Keene); and Amanda Witman (co-leader of the Brattleboro Pub Sing with Tony Barrand) sing a cappella selections mainly comprised of Danforth's compositions. 4 p.m. $10 to $25 sliding scale. White Church in Grafton, Main St. Tickets: www.nature-museum.org.

BELLOWS FALLS Northeast Fiddlers Association Returns to Bellows Falls: This group of fiddlers, musicians, and folks enjoy listening, dancing, and socializing to traditional fiddle music. For over 50 years, NEFA has had "fiddle meets" open to the public beginning with a jam. Then the moderator starts calling fiddlers up to the stage to each play three tunes. There is a piano and/or guitar player available to back up folks who don’t already have a back-up person. This is an opportunity to meet new fiddlers, hear different styles of playing, learn new tunes, and enjoy a sociable afternoon. 12 noon. Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St. Information: jillnewton42@gmail.com.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: John Loggia: Quiet gatherings cultivate contemplation and daydreaming in the presence of great music and art. 10:30 a.m. - noon (music starts at 11 a.m.). Free; donations welcome. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest" Free Produce Stand: Come to pick up some fresh veggies or drop off some from your garden to share and/or exchange. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (rain location: in front of Experienced Goods on Flat St.). Free. Elliot Street Park. Marilyn Chiarello: 802-254-9121, EdibleBrattleboro@gmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Soul Food Sundays: This gathering is intended to bring together the communities of color in southern VT and surrounding areas and is open only to folks who choose to identify as a person of color, indigenous, global majority, and their children. We are creating a safe space for us to build relationships, share information, support one another and build our resources. Bring a potluck dish to share, if you can. Drinks/fusions are also welcome. 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Shela: shelasocialjustice@gmail.com, www.therootsjc.org.

GUILFORD Apple Pie Social: Enjoy apple pie and vanilla ice cream and share your ideas for programs and activities as we transform this beloved hall into a vibrant hub to serve everyone in Guilford. Guilford townspeople and beyond are invited to share their thoughts to help us realize the vision for a vibrant and inclusive center for all in our community. 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILMINGTON Wilmington Women's Weekend: (See 10/21). . Wilmington Works. .

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Doris Schload. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, brattleborocircledance.org.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contradance: Steve Zakon-Anderson calling. Music by The Fogues (Andy Davis on accordion, Larry Siegel on keyboard, and Laurie Indenbaum on fiddle). Newcomers welcome (all dances taught and called). Fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. lesson). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.brattcontra.org.

Community meals

WILLIAMSVILLE Harvest Potluck​ Get-together: Bring a favorite dish. Instruments and voices welcome for music jamming and the ping pong table will be open. Come catch up with villagers and village news. Hosted by the Williamsville Hall Committee. 5 p.m. Free. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: 802-348-7807.

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