CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
WEST CHESTERFIELD "The Time of My Life": Do we ever really know when we are truly happy? That is the question beneath English playwright Alan Ayckbourn's fast-paced family comedy. He draws scathing portraits of people leading dull, mechanical lives, who every day somehow straddle the line between comedy and farce. At three separate restaurant tables, scenes continuously shift back and forth from Present to Past to Future, cleverly revealing all the family secrets and foibles. As seen through this filter of Time, this seemingly normal family's back-stabbing attacks on each other, their overbearing strengths and debilitating weaknesses/infidelities, and disappointing children are revealed through awkward fits, situational misconceptions, and flailing arguments as the audience pieces together a recognizable tale of a family's pride and prejudices. Cast: Mo Hart, Bruce Holloway, Heather Martell, Tyler Strickland, Harral Hamilton, Sadie Fischesser and Sherman Morrison. Directed by Sam Pilo. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Through Saturday, September 28. $15 (reservations recommended). Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Information: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS 2nd Annual "A World Suspended in Color" Fine Art Glass Show: Showcasing the diverse and dynamic range of glass art from our region's many nationally renowned, awarded and multi-talented glass artists. This year the show includes members of both The Vermont Glass Guild and the League of N.H. Craftsmen: Clare Adams, Damon Bennett, Robert Burch, Robert DuGrenier, Nicholas Kekic, Jordana Korsen, Chris Sherwin, and Aaron Slater. 9/20, 5-8 p.m. Opening reception on Bellows Falls 3rd Friday Gallery Night. Celebrate with the artists and share their process and experience with glass as a medium of expression. Gallery open Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Saturday, November 9. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: Mike or Emmet: 802-289-0104, canalstreetartgallery.com.
BRATTLEBORO "The Magic of Influence" - Positivity Magic with Jonas Cain: How does one impact behavior to achieve positive results? Jonas will share three invaluable principles and practices gained from his 3-decade career as a magician for increasing your influence. Whether you're a performer, teacher, manager, parent, friend - or anyone else - you'll find something of value to apply to your own life circumstances. Come for the magic, stay for the message. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Americana touring artist Davey O: Davey O. is a seasoned touring performer whose pure Americana is drawn from a deep well of experience and human emotion without hackneyed storylines or insincere polish - an unflinching poet's look at life with no apologies and a rust-belt work ethic. He has been a New Folk Finalist at The Kerrville Folk Festival, an Official Showcase Selection at the Folk Alliance Conference, and shared stages with the likes of Ellis Paul, Eilen Jewell, Suzanne Vega, Cheryl Wheeler, Sloan Wainwright, and The Kennedys. Equal parts songwriter and storyteller, Davey O.'s two most recent CD releases were recognized with multiple honors, and included on the "best of" lists of several folk-and-roots radio stations. He's earned the respect of his peers for his incredible work ethic and dedication to the art of songcraft. With a journalist's eye for detail and poet's ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined. Forty chairs, first-come first-served, plus plenty of standing room (bring camp-style seating if you wish). $10 ($15 at door). Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: www.stage33live.com.
WEST TOWNSHEND Farmers Market, Pizza, Music with Ron BosLun: Great vendors, pizza baked in the outdoor oven. Buy your plant starts, fresh greens, local produce, meats, bread, ferments, maple syrup and other groceries. Crafts and local treats. Sponsored by The West River Community Project, a nonprofit Center dedicated to promoting agricultural, economic, and social activities of the West River Valley. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Market; 5 - 7:30 p.m. Pizza and Music. Credit, debit, EBT payments accepted. Thrift shop open till 7 p.m. Through Friday, October 11. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.
BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212, email@example.com.
BELLOWS FALLS Families in Recovery (Italian Feast) - a National Recovery Month Event: Families affected by substance use disorders are invited for family fun and games. These events support people in recovery and draw attention to critical prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Recovery Month celebrates the benefits of recovery from both mental and substance use disorders. 6 - 8 p.m. Free. Parks Place Community Center, 44 School St. Information: 802-463-9927; Click to e-mail for more information.
WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Ryan Murphy. 4 - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. (2nd and 4th Fri. till Oct.). Through Friday, September 27. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Mike Mayer: 258-8598, www.manitouproject.org.
BRATTLEBORO Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair: Local businesses will showcase and sell their services and products, share information, and promote wellness learning. Family-friendly. Sample scrumptiously healthy snacks, explore possibilities for sustaining your mental and physical well-being, browse natural body products. Participating Vendors: Sukyo Mahikari Giving Light, Refilling Your Well - Wellness Center LLC, Grace Cottage, Anderson Chiropractic Office, Yogalignvt with Rachel Scarano, Holistic Women's Care, Brattleboro Hearing Center, Cira's Soap, River Gallery School Senior Solutions-Council on Aging for Southeastern VT, Inc., Biologic Healthcare, ReikiHearts Healing Center, Curves of Brattleboro, Brattleboro Area Hospice, Breath of the Heart, Cheshire Wellness Center, Guided Path Wellness, Blue Highways Trading Company, Mary Kay. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What you can do in addition to attending the vigils: If you are a TD depositor, change banks. Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bio-region in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. Signs provided. TD Bank, 215 Main St.