CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, September
BRATTLEBORO Shoot The Moon presents "White Rabbit/Red Rabbit": Robert Kramsky performs 9/21. No set, no director, no rehearsals, a different actor every night. Nassim Soleimanpour's "playful, enigmatic and haunting solo show" - New York Times. 7:30 p.m. (Repeats 9/27 and 9/28). $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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.
BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. $5 adults and teens, free for younger children. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Solidarity and Spark Teacher Training Institute - "DO NOT RESIST" (Policing in the U.S.): Starting on the streets of Ferguson, MO, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, this documentary (the directorial debut of DETROPIA cinematographer Craig Atkinson) offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America. DO NOT RESIST shows how local law enforcement is incentivized by the federal government to use these weapons of war for everyday policing in our cities. Followed by discussion; soup and bread will be served. 5 - 7 p.m. in the Community Room. Free. Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 221 Main St. Information: email@example.com.
WILMINGTON Southern VT Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series: Artists performing are Chris Bakriges, pianist; Billy Arnold, drummer; Avery Sharpe, bassist; Thea Bransby, guest vocalist. 8 p.m. Free-will donation (all proceeds benefit The Gathering Place). Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: Twice Blessed: 802-464-7500.
WARDSBORO Wardsboro Curtain Call - Patty Carpenter & Special Guest Verandah Porche: Patty's and Verandah's new songs represent some of their work together since the 2010 release of their CD, Come Over. "In the late '60s, we landed in the sticks a stone's throw from each other. Dreams, troubles, changes, crops, communards, kids and lovers: music and language saw us through our duet of abundance and loss. We took a guitar, the kids, and a pencil with an eraser down to the river. We've carved these songs out of our long friendship. As traveling artists, musician and poet, we have played the hinterlands, listened to stories, and savored cadences. Finally, we took the time to write and hone this work.". 7 p.m. BYOB. $10 at door. Wardsboro Town Hall, 71 Main St. Information: 802-896-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (Western Ave.): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. music with the Stockwell Brothers Band). Through Saturday, October 26. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WALPOLE Walpole Historical Society - Christmas in September: On the lawn: Tables of special sale items including Caspari napkins and Christmas cards, lavender candles and soaps, children's books and puzzles. Inside: New Christmas cards and wrapping paper, taper candles, scarves, beaded necklaces. Plus, books about Walpole, framed pictures, tiny wind chimes, stained glass ornaments, handcrafted cedar magnets and ornaments. Local honey and maple products too. Fravessi greeting cards, wooden bookmarks, maps of Walpole. Snowflake catchers. Great stocking stuffers for any age. 12 noon - 4 p.m. View the exhibits and video of Walpole's Town History. Museum and gift shop tables will be outside, weather permitting. Coffee and refreshments. Walpole Historical Society Museum, 32 Main St. Information: 603-756-3449.
WILLIAMSVILLE Climate Week of Action: Healing Nature Walk at the Manitou Project: Take time to connect with the Earth and plant intentions for the Week of Action and beyond. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Setu Yoga & Meditation - Anniversary Gathering: This yoga and meditation retreat center has reached their one-year mark and invites the greater Brattleboro community for a celebration with music by the fireside, sound healing, cookout, outdoor movie, popcorn, plus free massage appointments. 4 - 9 p.m. Free. Setu Yoga & Meditation Retreat Center, 241 Quails Hill Rd. RSVP requested: www.se-tu.org/year-of-awesome.
NEWFANE Visit with State Representative Emily Long: Chat with Rep. Long about what's on your mind and learn about what the VT legislature is doing, has done, and plans to do. All voters in Windham-5 are welcome (Marlboro, Townshend, Newfane). 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
TOWNSHEND Community Hope and Action - Free Community Dinner and Game Night: Some board games will be available, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite game to share at this fun community event. If you wish, bring a potluck appetizer or dessert to share with your friends and neighbors. Burgers, hot dogs, salad will be served. Substance-free event. 5 p.m. dinner, 6 - 8 p.m. board games (3rd Sat. of every month). Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUMMERSTON Neighborhood Schoolhouse Garden Tour and Barn Party: This is a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Schoolhouse, an intentionally small school in Brattleboro. 11 a.m. Garden Tour, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. dancing. $40 Garden Tour, $50 Barn Party Dinner and Music by the Rear Defrosters ($75 for both). Bunker Farm, 857 Bunker Rd. Tickets/info: brownpapertickets.com/event/4309306.
WARDSBORO Origami: Gail Martin has been teaching origami for over ten years. She will lead participants through simple nature inspired models, inspiring fun and confidence along the way. Everybody goes home with a handful of colorful origami creations. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Children's program (ages 7 and up - parents welcome. Snacks provided). 1 p.m. program is for adults only. Free. Wardsboro Public Library, 170 Main St. Information: 802-896-6988; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Dance Party: Guest DJ Rich Meijer from Brattleboro spins a diverse mix of dance tunes through the ages. Nightclub dance party atmosphere, great bespoke cocktails all made in-house, inclusive happy vibe, come dance with us. Kitchen offers farm fresh local ingredients international tapas/small plate menu. 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. monthly (Kitchen closes 9:30 p.m.). No cover. Wunderbar, 22 Rockingham St. Information: 802-489-0289; Click for more info on Web in new window.
WINCHESTER Tri-State Dance Club - Live Music by Flat Top: Refreshments served. 50/50 raffle. 7 - 10:30 p.m. $8 ($10 non-members). ELMM Community Center, Durkee Rd. (off Parker St.). Information: 802-722-9205, 603-876-4469.