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Celebrations and festivals

WEST TOWNSHEND West River Community Project - Annual Harvest Festival: Vendors offer fresh pressed cider, kid's activities, chicken pot pies made with fresh, local ingredients, and more. Live music provided by the Woodpeckers, playing old time jazz, and the Buzzards, playing bluegrass and country music. 12 noon - 4 p.m. Event is outdoors, set up for social distancing, limit of 150 people. Masks required. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: Questions/volunteer: 802-874-4800,


Brattleboro Concert Choir (via Zoom): Join the Brattleboro Concert Choir for the next in their series of stay-at-home singalongs of major choral works. Dir. Jonathan Harvey invites you to explore and sing two Renaissance Masses: Josquin's Missa Pange Lingua, and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli. Also on the schedule is a 1918 setting of "America the Beautiful" by Black Canadian-American composer Nathaniel Dett. This last piece will be part of a virtual choir project with local high school choirs later in the fall in which all are also welcome to participate. 2 p.m. Every other Sunday through 12/20. Links to scores/practice recordings provided with advance registration. At each session, BCC's director will lead warm-ups and provide background for the pieces before inviting all to sing along with a significant recording of the work(s) of the week. $10 each sing-along. Zoom. Information: Full schedule / Register:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Weekly Share the Harvest Stand: Pick up FREE fresh veggies and/or drop off surplus from your garden to share. Please bring your own bag(s). COVID protocols in place: physical distancing, masks, sanitizing. "Share the Harvest" stand is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. through Oct. (Garden is at corner of Elm and Frost). Through Sunday, October 25. Free. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, time trade hours, cash) not required, but graciously accepted. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Info/volunteer:,

Arts and crafts

NEWFANE Rock River Artists - Art/Craft Festival: On Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend: Christine Triebert applies photographic imagery to functional objects such as ceramic coaster tiles and handmade lampshades designs, functional pottery by Diane Echlin, raku pottery by Richard Foye, marquetry/inlay artist T. Breeze Verdant crafts "earthy, but chic "jewelry using materials ranging from low places such as outhouse seats and ocean floors to mountaintop twigs and barn lofts, functional pottery by Carol Ross and pottery by Matt Tell. Plus custom lamps and shades with wooden bases by Chris Ericson. They and others will be joined by Iron Arts, known for fine handmade metalwork, and Sunmeadow Alpaca, raising alpacas in Putney to yield superior fleece. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet 10 artists/crafts people in safely-distanced booths in front of town's Gothic Revival courthouse. No admission charge. Newfane Common, Main Street (Rt. 30) downtown.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Chicken BBQ hosted by the Brattleboro VFW: Half a BBQ chicken, homemade baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread. Drive thru to-go or dine in. 11 a.m. till there is no more. Social distancing and wearing masks required while inside. $12. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: Reservations: 802-257-0438.


Windham County No Mas Polimigra Campaign Meeting (Online): Justicia Migrante/Migrant Justice is waging a statewide campaign to block communication and cooperation between local police and immigration authorities. Groups are organizing town by town and county by county, with growing success across the state. A group formed in Windham County to advance the campaign with the County Sheriff and Brattleboro Police Department (for now). Join us to plan strategy, create public education and events, and move this key piece of police reform forward. 5 - 7 p.m. Online. Meeting link and info:



October 2020