CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, September
VERNON Reading Group: 5 p.m. (2nd Thursday of every month). Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.
BRATTLEBORO Steven Meyer - "Places Around Here": Meyer, a Newfane artist, depicts mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. For the past two years, he has worked exclusively with India ink on Yupo paper. . Through Friday, September 28. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO The Garcia Project: This is the only nationally touring Jerry Garcia Band tribute that performs full, classic Jerry Band set lists from 1976-1995. With proper era-specific equipment and arrangements, The Garcia Project brings fans back in time to relive the classic Jerry Garcia Band concerts in their entirety. 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. $20 to $25. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3594416.
NEWFANE Hurricane of '38: On the 80th anniversary of the Hurricane of '38, Steve Long discusses how the hurricane transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed. In 1938, not a single living person had ever experienced a hurricane in New England. Then, without warning, the most destructive weather event to ever hit the Northeast blasted its way through all the way to Quebec. On Long Island, CT, and RI, the "Long island Express" killed hundreds of people and destroyed roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Not yet spent, it raced inland, maintaining 100 m.p.h. winds into VT and NH and uprooted more than a half million acres of forest. It knocked down forests in patches large and small across a region totaling 15 million acres. Long is the founder of Northern Woodlands magazine. Copies of his book, "Thirty Eight," will be available for purchase. The program is sponsored by the Historical Society of Windham County and the Moore Free Library. 7 p.m. Free. Union Hall, 2 Church St. Information: 802-348-7891, www.historicalsocietyofwindhamcounty.org.
BRATTLEBORO Roundtable Discussion on Royall Tyler - Early Brattleboro Author, Jurist and Wit: Join this month's lively Brattleboro Words Project discussion about one of early Brattleboro's most interesting couples with leading Tyler scholar, Marius B. Péladeau along with Don McLean, Christina Gibbons, and Tom Ragle (moderator). Tyler's (1757-1826) play, "The Contrast," was staged in 1787 as part of George Washington's inauguration. Mary Palmer Tyler wrote America's first child-rearing manual in 1811. Refreshments. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: www.brattleborowords.org.
BELLOWS FALLS Vipassana (Insight) Meditation Group: This is an ongoing, open group, consisting of silent meditation, dharma instruction, and discussion. 6:45 p.m. in the Chapel (Upcoming Thursdays: 10/11, 10/25). $12 suggested minimum donation (no one is turned away for lack of funds). The Chapel, 20 Church St. Manny Mansback: 802-490-4599, email@example.com, www.mannymansbach.com.
BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon every Thursday. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.