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Visual arts and shows

WALPOLE Saxton's River Art Guild Annual Fall Arts Festival: More than a dozen artists and artisans will be showing and selling their work. Visit this showcase of fine art and craft while touring the beautiful Connecticut River foliage. Light refreshments available. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Walpole Town Hall, Elm St. Donna Bascom Lund: 603-835-2387,

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON Free Heirloom Orchard Stroll with Orchardist Zeke Goodband: We'll discuss the pollinator project and our new bee hotels, along with the history of some of the 130 varieties we grow, the orchard ecology, pest management, how grafting was used to create the orchard, and taste some fruit. 10 - 11 a.m. Meet in the parking lot by the Farm Market. Rain or shine. No pets. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio 107.7FM - Ongoing Educational Programming: Deepen understanding and make connections. IndigoRadio is a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. We talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connecting them to our lives and Brattleboro community. 12 noon every Sunday. Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: Live stream: Archive recordings of shows:


DUMMERSTON Introduction to Making Hard Cider with Whetstone Ciderworks: Learn the basics of making your own hard cider with Jason MacArthur. He'll discuss apple varieties, techniques, equipment, yeast strains, fermentation, bottling and racking and the steps that lie between fresh juice and a bottle of your own delicious homemade elixir. Basic cider equipment and Scott Farm's fresh cider for fermenting will be for sale. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Restorative Yoga & Sound Healing: Enjoy an evening of restoration and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit as we head into the colder months. This restorative yoga class led by Tracy Donahue, accompanied by the calming sounds of Jed Blume's handpans, will soothe your nervous system, lighten your mind, and facilitate rest and ease in the body. This class is perfect for any level of yogi, including beginners. 6 - 7:30 p.m. $35. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY Curious about Quakers? - Open Meeting: Following a free lunch and fellowship, Putney Friends Meeting members will lead information sessions, children's activities, and a drop-in worship. Putney Friends Meeting is an open and affirming church, welcoming all. Visitors are welcome to participate in any or all of the day's activities. 11:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wheelchair accessible; assisted listening devices available. Free. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information:

MARLBORO Benefit Concert for Marlboro Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP): Four Shillings Short are a Celtic/Folk/World music duo. Aodh Og O'Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from CA, perform traditional and original music from the Celtic lands, medieval and renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 instruments including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, recorders, tinwhistles, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, North Indian sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, Native American flutes, bodhran, guitar, ukulele, doumbek and darbuka, spoons, vocals, and a Krumhorn. 2 - 4 p.m. $10 to $15 suggested donation (kids free). Edie Mas Barn, 355 Upper Dover Rd. RSVP for reservations/directions:

WILLIAMSVILLE Ramblin' on the Rock River: This Weekend Rambles series recalls the wonderful workshops of the fabled Old Dominion Folk Festivals created by the Ramblin' Conrad's Guitar Shop & Folklore Center in the '70s and '80s. Founded in 2016 by Tidewater Troubadour Bob Zentz and song historian Jeanne McDougall Zentz, The Ramblin' Conrad Folklife Institute seeks to provide opportunities for all folk to explore the transmission of tradition among people, for people; to preserve documents, images, books, recordings, and other artifacts of folk production; and to unite people of all cultures by sharing and exploring our rich diversity while celebrating our commonality. Faculty concert, song circles, workshops, meals. $12 to $25 for Open Events, $40 Fri. or Sun., $80 Sat., $150 full weekend. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: 757-622-8918,


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

GUILFORD Balkan Cafe - International Music, Traditional Dance, Food: Come to join in the dancing, listen to the music, or just hang out and enjoy. Easy, beginner-friendly dances will be scattered throughout. All levels welcome. Live music for the dance party by Orkestar Banitsa, featuring Becky Ashenden, Joe Blumenthal, Barbara Blumenthal, Addie Rose Holland, and Gawain Thomas. 3 - 3:40 p.m. beginner workshop (recorded music); 4 - 6:30 p.m. dance party (live music). $12 suggested donation. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-9513,

Community meals

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 approximately 2,500 pounds of free produce last summer. Edible Brattleboro is fully volunteer run. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays (also at the Brattleboro Co-op, rear parking lot.). Through Sunday, October 27. Free (bring your own bags). Turning Point, 39 Elm St. To help out or for more info: Marilyn:,



October 2019