CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, September
BRATTLEBORO Shoot The Moon presents "White Rabbit/Red Rabbit": Evan O'Sullivan performs 9/27. 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. Through Saturday, September 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. Saturday, Sunday. 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 What is Baha'i?: With Marie Procter. 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.
BRATTLEBORO Vermont Symphony's "Made in Vermont" Chamber Orchestra: Featuring Ifetayo Ali-Landing, a teenage cellist from the Sphinx Program, playing Haydn's famous C Major Concerto. She began her musical studies on the violin and switched to cello at age of 4. Her teachers and coaches have included Lucinda Ali-Landing, Megan Lauterbach, and Martine Benmann at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute in Chicago, as well as Tahirah Whittington, Oleksa Mycyk, Hans Jorgen Jensen. The VSO's principal flutist, Melissa Mielens, will perform the Flute Concerto No. 2 by Francois Devienne. The program also includes Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances and the world premiere commission by Matthew Evan Taylor, "The Greatest Night," as the VSO's collaboration with Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival continues. The work will be paired with a screening of a new film by Jeremy Lee MacKenzie. 7:30 - 9 p.m. $25, $10 students ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: www/bmcvt.org/event/vermont-symphony-orchestra-made-in-vermont-tour.
SAXTONS RIVER Vermont Jazz Center Sextet: This is Vermont Jazz Center's outreach ensemble bringing live jazz to a wider audience in less formal settings such as schools, assisted-living facilities and libraries. The members of the group are Mike Patek, drums; Rob Freeberg, trumpet' Cathy Martin, piano; Jay Elfenbein, bass; Jim Heffron, tenor saxophone; and Bill Ballard, alto saxophone. 7:30 p.m. $17 at door or online. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Cold Chocolate: This genre-bending Americana band fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass. Ethan Robbins on guitar and Ariel Bernstein on percussion are backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players. Presented by Stone Church Arts. 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. $25 premium, $20 standard, $5 off for seniors (Tickets are $5 more at door). The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110, www.stonechurcharts.org.
WEST TOWNSHEND Farmers Market, Pizza, Music with The Woodpeckers: 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 Bingo Night Fundraiser at Green Street School: Green Street School PTO is hosting a Bingo Night to raise funds in support of winter sports programs, field trips and additional educational enrichment. Prizes include various gift cards to local businesses. Light fare will be available for sale during the event. All proceeds benefit the students of Green Street School. 6 p.m. in the Gymnasium (doors open 5:30 p.m.). $5 to play, kids under 12 play free. Green Street School, 164 Green St. Information: www.greenstreetschoolvt.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Emotional Wellness and Diabetes Prevention: Rebecca Best from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital talks about these two programs: Emotional Wellness and Diabetes Prevention. 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.
TOWNSHEND Hatha Yoga Class: Move through a series of standard yoga poses with coordinated breathing exercises for the benefit of mind, body and spirit. Mats and blocks provided. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. every Friday in the Heins Bldg. $5 per class. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Information: 802-365-3649, gracecottage.org.
WILLIAMSVILLE Healing Walk at Manitou: Meditative walk, includes poems or other readings and chances to share. Led by Fred Taylor. 4 - 6 p.m. rain or shine. Meet at the parking lot. Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: 802-254-2675, www.manitouproject.org.
BRATTLEBORO Film Screening - "Motherload": This is a thrilling, crowd-sourced documentary about a mom searching for freedom and connection in a fossil fueled, digital and divided world. She discovers how cargo bikes - long-frame bicycles designed for carrying passengers and heavy loads - are helping to reshape and reframe our communities and how we get around. It's a story of how we can redeem ourselves by making the mundane extraordinary. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Bring potluck dish & utensils if you can. Suggested donation: $10 to $20 for VBike. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Information: 802-490-2270, VermontClimateStrike.org.
PUTNEY Town of Putney Equity and Inclusion Committee Forum: Join Putney Selectboard member Laura Chapman to discuss the overarching mission, take input from community members, and discuss how folks can partake going forward. All are welcome. 7 - 8 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Inclusion Center's Conversation Cafe: "Have You Ever Had a Spiritual Experience?": 12 noon, lower level (last Friday of every month). Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: Julie Tamler: 802-380-5484.
BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: Social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza every week! Open to the public. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.
MARLBORO Marlboro College Home Days Kickoff - Alumni Dance Showcase: These nine alumni all studied dance at Marlboro and are still actively working in the field of dance - as choreographers, dancers, and teachers: Shura Baryshnikov '03, Hannah Ruth Brothers '14, Heather Bryce '04, Sharoan Cohen '94, Biz Hallett '05, Cookie Harrist '12, Amity Jones '10, Erika Klemperer '15, and Karissa Wolivar '18. 7 p.m. performance (Reception follows in the Serkin lobby). Free and open to the public. Marlboro College/Serkin Center Dance Studio, 2582 South Rd. Registration requested: www.marlboro.edu/alumnidance2019.
BRATTLEBORO Critical Mass Strike by Bike: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Common, bet. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information: VermontClimateStrike.org.
BRATTLEBORO Write for Climate: Join Abby Mnookin, Robin MacArthur, Lissa Schneckenburger, and Corey DiMario to Write for Climate - a collaboration between Mother Up!, Families Rise Up for Climate Action, 350 Vermont, and Word House. As Robin says, "In this rapidly shifting world, we need all kinds of warriors using all kinds of skills to help keep this planet livable for future generations. Open to all who want to use words to fight, grieve, protect, reflect or re-imagine. All writing genres welcome - this group has generated climate-themed letters to the editor, poems, essays and pieces of fiction.". 9 - 11 a.m. (Hooker Dunham patio and Dianich Gallery). Free. Catherine Dianich Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: www.wordhousebrattleboro.com.