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Performing arts

MARLBORO Marlboro Morris and Sword: Marlboro Morris and Sword perform their sword dance and mummers play on Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend at various places around Windham Country. The tradition, harking back to England, is a celebration of the seasonal cycle. Both dance and play are original compositions and have been performed in our area every autumn for the past 43 years. 10:30 a.m. Putney Farmer's Market, 11:30 a.m. Putney School Harvest Fest, 1 p.m. outside Burdicks in Walpole, NH. Free (street performances) and spectators get a year and a day of good luck in return for watching. Marlboro Morris and Sword. Andra Horton: 802-254-2651.

Ideas and education

LANGDON History of New Hampshire One Room School Houses: Presented by Steve Taylor - historian, journalist, and former NH Commissioner of Agriculture. Refreshments will be served at the Town Hall. 2 p.m. Donations will benefit the Church's restoration. Langdon Congregational Church, Village Road.

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: 2 - 4 p.m. $5 adults and teens, free for younger children. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information:


BELLOWS FALLS Spike Dogtooth - Free-range Acoustic Music: Spike Dogtooth plays acoustic music without restriction - bluegrass, Irish, cowgirl-swing, folk, acoustic rock, country blues. The Brattleboro-based band's core players and revolving crew of guest musicians have developed a loyal following since 1996. Trivia note: They played the first-ever Strolling of the Heifers. A campground favorite at music festivals over the past 30 years, they’re best known for their legendary all-night jams. This is a rare opportunity to hear them play on a stage that’s inside of a building, showcasing all-original tunes. At the band's enthusiastic request, Sam Duffy opens and they're planning to participate in each other's sets. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. Music. Dancing room at front of stage. Venue's 40 chairs are first-come, first-served, plus standing room. Attendees may bring portable seating. $5 suggested donation. Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Blanche Moyse Chorale and Memorial Orchestra: J.S. Bach's cantatas #100, #105, #131, #140. 2 p.m. in the Auditorium. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at door, $10 students (college included).

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers Market: Featuring an array of local farmers and artisans offering a variety of fresh produce, mushrooms, pastured meats, grass-fed dairy (including ice cream!), preserves, prepared foods, herbal remedies, body care products, as well as jewelry, cut flowers, pottery, handmade toys, clothing, shoes, and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is the last day this year. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Cider Making with Edible Brattleboro: Come make cider with us! Bring a clean quart jar. 2 - 5 p.m. Free (donations welcome). Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Register: Marilyn: 802-254-9121,

DUMMERSTON 17th Annual Heirloom Apple Days at Scott Farm Orchard: Celebrate heirloom apples - fresh, baked and squeezed. Join orchardist Zeke Goodband for apple lore and tastings of some of our 130 varieties in season. Live music, make-your-own caramel apples, scavenger hunt, dry stone wall tours. Plus food vendors, PYO apples, and shopping in the Farm Market. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Apple lore/tastings, music; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Make-your-own caramel apples, scavenger hunt, dry stone wall tours. Rain or shine. No pets. Through Monday, October 14. Free admission and activities. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868,

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Soul Food Sundays (POC Gathering): This is a multi-generational People of Color gathering to heal and connect. Have fun, build strong relationships, share resources, and build social power among communities of color. This event is potluck so bring one of your favorite dishes to share (if you can), a game or instrument to play, and/or something you would like to share about yourself. 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Alcohol free). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Shela: 508-737-8477.

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest": Help-yourself public gardens - harvest whatever is ready. Look for the green flags and instructions on how to harvest. Thanks to the generosity of local farmers and gardeners, Edible Brattleboro distributed about 2,500 pounds of free produce last summer. Edible Brattleboro is fully volunteer run. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, money) are not required, but graciously accepted. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays (also at the Brattleboro Co-op, rear parking lot.). Through Sunday, October 27. Produce is free (bring your own bags). Turning Point, 39 Elm St. To help out or for more info: Marilyn:,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Gene Podhurst. 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 Tag Sale for Grafton Fire Department: Well-organized sale in its 38th year. Large variety of items and many bargains. Most of remaining items will be half price on Sunday. Grille, coffee, baked goods. This year, crafters and artisans will be on hand, plus raffle items. 10/12: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 10/13: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Grafton Firehouse, 711 Rt. 121 East.



October 2019