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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Vermont Theatre Company - "Art": This is Yasmina Reza's delightful comedy about what happens when three close friends discuss whether a painting one of them has just bought is really art. The discussion quickly turns from a critique of the painting to a critique of their individual short comings. 3 p.m. $15, $13 seniors/students. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Reservations: 802-258-1344,

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE The Saxton's River Art Guild Reception and Exhibit: 10/7: Reception, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Open Tues., Wed., Fri. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Thur. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Through Tuesday, October 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Celebrations and festivals

NEWFANE 48th Annual Newfane Heritage Festival: There will be over 90 crafters, a chance for everyone to win at the Super Raffle, a huge Flea Tent, plus lots of food, apple pies (by the slice or whole), music, and more. This is a benefit for the Newfane Church. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Newfane Common, Main Street (Rt. 30) downtown. Information: 802-365-4079,

Kids and families

DUMMERSTON 16th Annual Heirloom Apple Day: Celebrate heirloom apples: fresh, baked and squeezed. In addition to the popular apple talks and tastings, hard cider tastings, Pick your own apples, lunch prepared by local food vendors, there will be new activities for families to including fiddle music by Molly Durling, an art station for kids, and dry stone wall tours led by The Stone Trust. Visit the Farm Market daily through 11/21. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. rain or shine. No pets. Free admission and activities. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DUMMERSTON Annual Craft Fair: Vendors will be selling everything from Alpaca socks and wool to hand-crafted clothing, jewelry, soaps, wooden crafts, maple syrup, hand-knit hats, scarves, dolls, and more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, and homemade corn chowder available as well as soda and water. You can go across the street for breakfast at the firehouse. This Fair is held in conjunction with Dummerston Church's Apple Pie Festival. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. indoors and outdoors. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138.


BRATTLEBORO Mantra, Pranayama, and Gong Meditation: Participants can expect to partake in call-and-response-style chanting featuring harmonium, talas, and tabla - pranayama exercises to settle the mind and connect with the breath, and a deeply relaxing meditation to the sound of gongs and singing bowls. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. every Sunday. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga Inn, 24 Quails Hill Rd. Information:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Civil Rights for All Banner Raising on Indigenous Peoples Day: The Fire Company will raise the "We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All" banner over Main Street. 10/8 is Brattleboro's Indigenous People's Day. You can stand up for democracy on the five occasions each year when the banner goes up over Main Street. Show up and you will be making a very important public statement: We want democracy and civil rights for all people. Bring a song to sing, words to speak, a sign to hold. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. across from the Park at the corner of Main and High Streets (Do not block the sidewalk/street.). Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Information: 802-464-3154,

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro: "Share the Harvest": The Share the Harvest stand is offering free produce, thanks to the generosity of local gardeners and farmers. We welcome donations from your garden. Bring your own bags. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 28. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Donations of fresh produce accepted at the stand or contact Marilyn to arrange a different time/location:

GUILFORD Kopkind Colony 20th Anniversary Harvest Brunch Fundraiser: Music, food and politics combine to honor the legacy of late journalist Andrew Kopkind and his living memorial. It was at Tree Frog Farm in Guilford that Kopkind did much of his writing and where his archives are housed. He wrote on politics and culture with a matchless style and depth for national and international publications until his death in 1994. Over the years, authors, filmmakers and community organizers have gathered at this annual celebration in the hills of Vermont to honor Kopkind's legacy. Musician Patty Carpenter and poet, Verandah Porche will debut their song written for Kopkind at the event. In the Colony’s 20th anniversary year, featured speaker will be national political correspondent and award-winning author, Dan Guttenplan, reading from his newly published book, "The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority." Guttenplan explores the next generation of nine progressive leaders emerging to return democracy to America beyond the Trump era. 2 p.m. $35 ($10 students). Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Rd. (off Packers Corner Rd.). Tickets:, RSVP:; 646-498-5810.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

GRAFTON 37th Tag Sale to benefit the Grafton Volunteer Fire Dept: This popular sale is known for quality and bargains. It features furniture, linens, housewares, toys, books, small appliances, tools, and many other items. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grafton Volunteer Fire Dept., 711 Rte. 121 E. Information: 802-843-1112.



October 2018