CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, September
MARLBORO Humberto Ramirez - "Heaven and Earth II": Ramirez's two series of oil paintings emerged from radically different personal and world conditions and are born out of two different artistic impulses. While the imagery in the "Perpetual War" are a critique of America’s militarized culture, his "Botanical Abstractions" offer viewers a refuge from it. Ramirez is a professor of art at Landmark College and The Vermont College of Fine Arts. Recent projects include participation in "Ten Years of the One Minute Film Festival" at MASS MoCA and the MoMA PopRally. 9/29: Artist's talk and reception. Ramirez is joined by Ian McManus, professor of politics, and Amy Beecher, professor of painting, for discussion of the wider implications of his work. Through Friday, October 4. Free. Marlboro College/Drury Gallery, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-257-4333; 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: www.wvew.org. Archive recordings of shows: https://soundcloud.com/user-654648353.
W. BRATTLEBORO Friends of Music at Guilford - "A Celebration of the Classical Guitar": Featured performers include David William Ross and the Procter/Hale duo of Steve Procter, guitar, and Alison Hale, flute. Ross's repertoire for this concert includes selections by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-92), Italian composer Carlo Domeniconi (b. 1947), Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu (1930-96), and Cuban composer Leo Brouwer (b. 1939). Over more than three decades, Steve Procter's duo with flutist Alison Hale has explored the baroque repertoire, performed classical parlor and concert repertoire, and played 20th century and contemporary works by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Piazzolla, and others. A repertoire they return to repeatedly is the rich tradition of Brazilian choro music, which has a strong formal structure, spicy harmonies, rhythmic complexity, and contrasting moods. Hale is a winner of the 1981 Artists International Competition and has concertized in the U.S., Europe, and South America. 3 p.m. $15 at door (includes teatime Harvest-themed reception with performers). All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-3600, email@example.com.
BELLOWS FALLS North Sea Gas plays Celtic Folk: This trio - Ronnie MacDonald, Grant Simpson, and Dave Gilfillan - have performed and recorded for over 35 years and are one of Scotland's most popular bands with great vocals and tremendous three-part harmonies. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo, and good humor. Presented by Stone Church Arts. 4 p.m. $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.
BRATTLEBORO Letterpress Workshop with Bookmaker Julia Ferrari Explores Brattleboro Print History : In a special offering from River Gallery School and the Brattleboro Words Project, Julia Ferrari, Co-Founder and Operator of Golganooza Letter Foundry and Press, will lead a workshop on Printmaking, Printing History and Historic Brattleboro. Using historic and modern printing techniques, students will build images that explore Brattleboro's special connection to printing history. Students will make images both to take home and to be added to a larger display as part of the Brattleboro Words Project's final exhibition in 2020. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $60 (limited free spots for Middle and High School students). River Gallery School, 32 Main St., #201. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rivergalleryschool.org.
DUMMERSTON Hands-On Pasta & Sauce Workshop: Join chef Ted Fondulas and his wife, Linda, of Odyssey Events, in making homemade pasta two ways, plus two delicious sauces. Learn to make fresh fettuccine with a traditional Alfredo sauce, the Italian version of mac & cheese you’ll savor over lunch. We'll also make tortellini with a mushroom filling, plus a fresh tomato and burned-butter sauce using just-picked heirloom tomatoes from Scott Farm to take home for dinner. Fall in love with this culinary art form while you test your skills at both hand and mechanical rolling. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Apple Barn. $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Register: https://scottfarmvermont.com/farm-workshops.
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.
BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum - Annual Meeting (Museum is open to the public): 1 - 4 p.m. Museum open to the public; 4 p.m. Annual meeting of Museum members. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO 12th Annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza: Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh returns to BMAC and will be joined by fellow domino artists Nathan Heck, Shane O’Brien, and Chris Wright. They'll arrive 48 hours ahead of the toppling to begin setting up the spectacle and fill the floor of BMAC's Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Gallery with an elaborate pattern of dominoes. Audience members will have a chance to guess how many dominoes make up the course; whoever comes the closest will get to start the entire chain reaction. The toppling itself will last about five minutes. This is the longest-running event of its type in the world. 5:30 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.). $5, $3 BMAC members, free ages 8 and under. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
GRAFTON 11th Annual Fairy House Festival: Discover a magical village at this family-friendly celebration of nature, creativity, inspiration, community. Volunteers create a fairyland of small structures built out of natural materials, opening a portal to the incredible world around us through deep observation of nature's gifts. Walk the forested fairy house trail, make fairy houses, enjoy face painting, music, bubbles, crafts, more, all in celebration of the incredible relationship between nature and creativity. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All proceeds support year-round programming. $10, $8 seniors, (64+) $4 children (3-17), under 2 free. Tickets at gate on the day-of are $1 to $2 more. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.
MARLBORO Hogback ESH (Early Successional Habitat) Spruce-Up: As part of our 10-year plan to create young forest habitat on the former ski slopes in the conservation area, we'll spruce up existing ESH patches, like weeding aspen saplings from a blueberry patch on the Practice Slope, cutting back new growth that's already impeding the views from the Tower Trail, and shearing back branches that are growing into the Bishop hiking trail on the Meadow ski slope. Bring your favorite tool or borrow one from our stash. Sponsored by Hogback Mountain Conservation Assn. 10 a.m. - 12 noon (Meet in the parking lot on the south side of Rt 9 in between the gift shop and the distillery.). Vermont Distillers, 7755 VT-9. Information: www.hogbackvt.org/hmca-events.