CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, September
WEST CHESTERFIELD Staged Reading - "Women of A Certain Age": Richard Nelson's play invites you to spend an evening around the kitchen table with Gabriel family of Rhinebeck, NY. The scene is the kitchen of the Gabriel family as they settle in for their final unforgettable evening in the old family homestead, forced to move out while awaiting the results of the presidential election on 11/8/2016. Patricia, the family matriarch, joins her children and daughters-in-law as they prepare a meal from the past and consider the future of their country, town and home. Paying tribute to the difficult year behind them, the Gabriel's celebrate connection and creativity as they struggle to move forward together, comparing notes on the search for empathy and authenticity at a time when the game seems rigged and the rules are forever changing. Included in the cast are Maggie McGlone-Jennings, Lindsay Bartlett, Sadie Fischesser, Gini Brosius, Mark Ziter, and Carrie Kidd, under the direction of Sam Pilo. Settle in for an unforgettable evening with one extraordinary, imperfect American family. 7:30 p.m. $8. Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO "Toke a Joke" Comedy: Laughs hosted by Kendall Farrell - NYC-based comedian/Vernon, VT native, (SiriusXM, VT's Funniest Comedian 2015). Lineup: Kathleen Kanz (VT's Funniest Comedian 2016), Jennifer Myszkowski (Women in Comedy Festival), Carl Sonnefeld (VT's Funniest Comedian Finalist 2018), Matt Woodland (Comedy at Luthier's Co-op), Lisa Wentworth, and more. 4:20 p.m. Free. Harmony Underground, 26 Harmony Pl. Reservations: bratt420.eventbrite.com.
S. LONDONDERRY Meet Artist Kim Eng Yeo - Watercolors: Yeo grew up in Singapore and lived in Thailand for many years before moving to the U.S. She currently resides in Townshend. Many of her watercolor paintings were inspired by visits to gardens on her travels within the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She has exhibited in shows worldwide. 9/15: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Exhibit runs through 10/31. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.
PUTNEY Introduction to the Art of Raptor Spotting and Identification: Join long-time hawkwatcher John Anderson atop Putney Mountain. Bring binoculars, water, sunscreen and, if desired, food and a lawn chair. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission and the Putney Mountain Hawk Watch. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. meet on the mountain. (Rain date: 9/16). Putney Mountain. Information: www.dummerstonconservation.com.
BRATTLEBORO Etienne Charles and Creole Soul: Etienne Charles, Jazz at Lincoln Center Millenial Swing award winner, on trumpet, congas; Godwin Louis, alto sax; Jorge Glem, Venezuelan cuatro; Burniss Travis II, bass; Kweku Sumbry, drum set; Julius Rodriguez, piano. 8 p.m. $20 and up, $15 students with I.D., contact VJC about educational discounts. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to Grand Canyon (Film): Gary Stroutsos, World Flute Master, shares his new film with us. He is working with renowned Hopi singer Clark Tenakhongva to produce a CD and DVD featuring ancient music recorded inside the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park. This recording will be the very first of its kind -featuring the oldest sounds of the Southwest in a culturally and spiritually significant location. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $20, $35 premium. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Get Started on Your Marketing Plan - A Free Workshop for Artists and Writers: In today's volatile business environment, every entrepreneur must develop marketing skills. The first step is to develop your marketing plan. Small business owner and author Barbara Morrison will help you get started on your marketing plan. Beginning with the three questions you must first answer to guide your marketing strategy, you will look at the marketing tools that work today and discuss the pros and cons of different promotional strategies. You will come away with the start of an effective marketing plan. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO River Valley Credit Union's Annual Kids Fair: This Fair is the kick-off event for the credit union's School Savings Program, available in 20 Windham and Windsor County schools. Mad Science does all-day demos, the New England Center for Circus Arts puts on their aerial show, and a barbecue is cooked up by the Brattleboro Fire Department. River Valley staffers hand out free popcorn and cotton candy, strolling performers like Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey's Clown Manager Troy Wunderle entertain, and lines of youngsters have a ball in inflatable creations provided by Inflatable Fun. Professional entertainers include The Olde Tyme Magic Showe and Boston's Alexander the Jester. Hailed as the tri-state region's largest children's event. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free: admission, entertainment, barbecue. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St.
BRATTLEBORO Apple Tasting at the River Valley Kids Fair: Meet Lizi, Education & Outreach Coordinator at the Brattleboro Co-op, at this kids' fair put on by the River Valley Credit Union (another cooperatively owned business in Brattleboro). Sample local apples and learn about Co-op kids' classes for the fall. This fun event includes food, activities, games and more. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St.
WESTMINSTER WEST Accessibility Day Ride to a Private Overlook (Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association): This is an opportunity for those who cannot hike long distances over uneven ground to get to a rural site that offers an awesome view. Once a year, WHPA makes that trip possible by providing transportation to those who need it. The trip's destination is a private property that sits atop the Windmill Ridgeline between the Pinnacle overlook and Paul's Ledges, totally surrounded by Pinnacle's lands, with a spectacular view of the ski mountains of Mt. Snow, Stratton, Bromley, Okemo, and beyond. For adults who have difficulty walking, this is the chance to visit – perhaps with a grandchild or friend – a spot that would have been otherwise impossible. Bring water, bag lunch, and sweater for chilly weather. 10:45 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Meet at 10:45 to carpool. The program's popularity and need for four-wheel-drive/other appropriate vehicles make advance registration a must for riders. Hikers do not need to pre-register. Event will be cancelled if it rains. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Register with Tony Craven: 802-387-6650, www.windmillhillpinnacle.org.
WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Rachel & Western Partners: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794, jean@firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUMMERSTON Community Contra Dance: Marguerite Durant calling. Chandra Bossard storytelling. Music by Amy Cann and friends. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Potluck supper. Refreshments. 5:30 p.m. potluck supper, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. dancing. $8, $5 for children, $20 for families. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138.
WESTMINSTER Fall Outdoor Sale and Cookout: The usual cookout at midday will include hot-dogs, chili, sausage, and pepper grinders as well as other surprises to eat. Sit and visit in the outdoor cafe or take something home for lunch or dinner. A variety of items for sale include homemade pies, baked goods, house plants, and fall crafts. Check out the White Elephant station and the attic treasures and collectibles. Offered by the Women's Fellowship of the Church. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. . First Congregational Church of Westminster, Rt. 5.