CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, September
GUILFORD Friends of Music at Guilford's 53rd Labor Day Weekend Festival: Concert by the Guilford Festival Orchestra under the baton of Kenneth Olsson. Their all-English repertoire includes excerpts from "Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge" by Henry Purcell; five pieces by Frank Bridge, arranged for winds; two pieces for small orchestra by Frederick Delius; and Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, featuring soloists Joshua Collier, tenor, and Jean Jeffries, horn. Sunday's traditional finale is a sing-in of Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, popular with orchestra and audience members; bring the score if you have it or borrow a FOMAG copy. 12 noon: picnicking and lunch sales. 2 p.m: concert on the lawn. (Rain location: West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., W. Brattleboro). Free admission; donations welcome. Organ Barn, 158 Kopkind Rd. (off Packers Corner Rd.). Information: 802-254-3600, www.fomag.org.
GREENFIELD The Joe Belmont Experience with guest Christopher Haynes: Comprised of accomplished veterans of the Northeast music scene: Joe Belmont (guitars), Rudi Weeks (bass) and Eliezar Martinez (drums), this band plays a compelling yet cohesive blend of divergent elements of jazz, original compositions, funk, classic songs, Chicago blues, and jamming. Christopher Haynes is a pianist, composer, accordionist and producer of diverse musical projects as a Pioneer Valley musician. 6 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Les Poules A Colin: Les Poules à Colin were raised behind the scenes at folk festivals in a region famous for its living heritage. Despite their young age, they have been playing together for over nine years and it shows in their sparkling complicity. They've performed in major cities and small towns in Canada, the US, Europe, the UK, Australia and Africa, amassing a wealth of impressive experience. They present their third album MOROSE (2017), inspired by the raw and pure aspect of Quebec musical traditions while combining contemporary sounds animated by energy, desires, and the angst of our modern society. Their sound is a seamless blend of their folk upbringing and North American influences that range from old-time to jazz with some provocative and moody effects. Their repertoire is a mix of original and traditional pieces and reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess. 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $12 to $15. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: www.stonechurchvt.com.
GUILFORD The Guilford Fair: (See 9/1). . Guilford Fair. .
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: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights for All Labor Day Banner Rising: Watch the Fire Company hang the banner. It will fly over Main Street 9/2 to 9/9. The Works will be open. Show our strength in public. We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All is funded by small local donations. Positive nonviolent public action for democracy and equal civil rights for all people. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. corner High and Main. The Works Cafe, 118 Main St. RSVP to Woody: 802-464-3154, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUMMERSTON Bulgarian Dance Extravaganza: Bulgarika is a group of four master musicians (Donka Koleva, vocals; Nikolay Kolev, gadulka; Stoyan Kostov, vocals and tambura; and Michael Ginsburg, taban). Steeped in Bulgarian music and rhythms from a young age, their performances draw on formal and informal training, as well as their experience as teachers. They maintain extensive contact with other Balkan natives, from the Black Sea to the Adriatic, and bring the very best of the Bulgarian folk-music tradition. 3 p.m. free beginner workshop, 4 p.m. workshop with Michael Ginsburg, 5 p.m. potluck dinner, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. dance party with live music. $10 Ginsburg workshop $15 to $25 dance party (sliding scale). Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138.