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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Shoot the Moon Theater Company Annual Halloween Spectacular - "Frankenstein": The production is very funny but combined with terror. Company members portray multiple characters in the show, but the principle roles are Dr. Frankenstein (Sean Fitzharris), the Creature (Josh Goldstein), Elizabeth (Jennifer Moyse), Igor (Elias Burgess), Henry (Colin Grube) and Dr. Waldman (Jon Mack). 7:30 p.m. Repeats 10/26-27 and 11/2-3. $12. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Reservations recommended: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

WILMINGTON "Heart Spring Mountain" - Reading & Signing with Robin MacArthur: In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret. 3 p.m. Free. Bartlebys Books, 17 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-5425; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Sustainability through the Centuries - Forest Management in Germany and the Black Forest: Alan Robertson presents a slide show and discusses his time stationed in Germany and a recent trip back there with the American Forest Foundation when they looked at a variety of forest management styles and methods. After centuries of management, the science and philosophy are both still evolving and the desire for sustainable "forever forests" (dauerwald) and natural regeneration is increasing. Presented by Windham Regional Woodlands Association. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Holton Hall, 4th fl. Free. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information:

Film and video

NEWFANE "The Tenant" by Roman Polanski: This is a scary, and a little campy, psychological thriller of what sometimes, or never, happens when you move into someone else's apartment. Popcorn and other treats will be available to benefit the Friends of Moore Free Library. 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WARDSBORO Wardsboro Curtain Call's 2018 Music Series - Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen: Roots-Folk. Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse. 7 p.m. in the Cafe. $10 at door. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Information: 802-896-6810,

BELLOWS FALLS Sound an Echo: Fiddlers Rachael Kilgour and Sara Pajunen showcase their minimalist folk style. Pajunen's sonic-focused aesthetic and Kilgour's fluency in storyline combine artfully in songs from their childhoods and family origins. 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 seniors ($5 more at door); $45 premium reserved seats. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110,

BRATTLEBORO Season Guest Concert Series - So Percussion: This group, dedicated to promoting the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds, offers a benefit concert, sponsored by Guilford Sound, to support the BMC's Make a Place for Music capital campaign. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $20, $15 students. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Sing on World Singing Day: This event celebrates our common humanity using the power of singing together to connect people and communities around the world. Today, singing events of all sizes and types will be held all over the globe. Using a songbook of well-known songs from many traditions, we'll take turns choosing what to sing. Lyrics will also be projected on a screen for all to see. There will be guitar accompaniment and song leaders to help guide the music. Please consider joining along. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Rich Grumbine:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Apple Tasting: Bring the kids to visit and have fun with Lizi, from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Co-op Month Tastings - Alaffia Body Care Products: October is National Co-op Month. The BFC is offering tastings and demos from cooperatively-owned businesses all month long. All day. Through Friday, September 21. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Design-A-Plate: Children and adults come to the library and draw on a special template using the provided markers. The templates are sent away to the Makit factory where they are made into a plate or bowl. The plate and bowls arrive back at the library and will be ready for pickup in mid-December. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $6 for both plates and bowls. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Gathering Place - Pumpkin Promenade & 5K: Kids games, music, and snacks. 9:30 a.m. kids fun run, walk & roll, 10 a.m. 5K. $25 pre-registration, $35 day of. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Pre-register:


BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays), 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

TOWNSHEND Community Hope and Action Chili Cook-off and Concert: It's that time of year again for us to come together as a community, eat great food, and engage with one other. Join us after dinner for music and dancing with guest performer Bard Owl. This will be an opportunity to make new friendships and reinvigorate old ones. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. music. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4700,

TOWNSHEND Dash to the Dam Costumed 5K: West River Valley Thrives, a substance use education and prevention organization focusing primarily on youth, will host their 3rd annual costumed 5k run/walk fundraiser along the West River Trail. At the finish, there will be food, drinks, prizes, and activities for everyone. Wear a costume (runner or not) and you might win a prize. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race from the "Old Route 30" trailhead to the Townshend Dam Rec Area. $20, $15 kids under age 15, free for children under 5. West River Valley Thrives. Registration, Nick Plante: 802-365-4700,

BRATTLEBORO Critical Mass Ride: Mass rides have a unique way of energizing folks around bike mobility, transportation solutions and amplifying our collective ability and power to begin reclaiming our streets and communities. Join 350 Brattleboro and VBike in solidarity. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information:


DUMMERSTON Community Contra Dance and Potluck: Music by The McNeill's Quebecois Session Band. Fred Breunig calling. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Refreshments. 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. dance. $8, $5 children, $20 family. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-1819,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

WEST DUMMERSTON Benefit Rummage and Tag Sale: Items for sale include clothing, fabrics, sewing machine, sewing accessories, kitchen ware, glassware, footwear, costumes and wigs, toys and games, wedding gown, bedding, and more. Some items priced, some by donation. Money from the sale helps with the Center's operating and maintenance cost. 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St. Information: 802-254-9212.


BELLOWS FALLS Local Canvasser Training for the VT Democratic Party: The Rockingham Town Democratic Committee needs your help to identify our voters and encourage them to vote in the midterms on November 6th. Please sign up to be a local canvasser and attend a short training by a field organizer from the VT Democratic Party. This election is important in itself and is also a rehearsal for 2020. Following the training, you select the neighborhood you want to canvass using voter lists provided. Teams of two volunteers will knock on doors in Saxtons River and Bellows Falls on that Saturday. You can continue on the following days as your schedule allows. We will share our information with the state Democratic Party so that we can build a strong statewide database. Help us increase voter awareness and turnout. 10 a.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Information: 802-463-9404; Click for more info on Web in new window.



October 2018