CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Thursday, September
VERNON Reading Group: "As Bright As Heaven": This novel, set in Pennsylvania during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love. 5 p.m. Wear a mask, social distance, bring a chair to sit on outside. Vernon Town Offices, 567 Governor Hunt Rd.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - View 8 previously shuttered Exhibits: Alison Wright: "Grit and Grace, Women at Work," Roger Clark Miller: "Transmuting the Prosaic," Steven Rose: "For/While (2020.01)," "Postcards to Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art," Wesley Fleming: "Silvestris, Wild and Untamed." Outside the Museum: John Gibson: "Jazz," a year-long installation in the five window bays extending across the front of BMAC's Union Station, and Bob Boemig's "Land Lift," Dan Snow's "Rock Rest," Jim Cole's "Duet for Dan," and Johnny Swing's "Idle Knot.". 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Face coverings and physical distancing required, maximum visitor capacity limited. Through Monday, October 12. Pay what you wish. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BELLOWS FALLS Canal Street Art Gallery: Vermont Summer Group Show - All Mediums, All Subjects, All Art (Virtual Gallery): Nineteen artists: Clare Adams, enamel painted glass; Penelope Arms, oil and acrylic painting; Zoee Blossom, cyanotype prints; Jean Cannon, oil and acrylic painting; Sloane Dawson, found object sculpture; Spaulding Dunbar, original photography; Carolyn Enz Hack, metal and mixed media sculpture; Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, oil painting; Kim Grall, painted mixed media sculpture; Felicity Haselton, mixed media painting; Deedee Jones, pastel painting; Carol Keiser, acrylic painting; Susan MacNeil, acrylic painting; Jeanne McMahan, oil painting; Lisa Eckhardt McNealus, acrylic painting; Charles Norris-Brown, ink drawing, ink wash, and watercolor painting; MC Noyes, oil painting; Rodrica Tilley, pastel painting; Kathleen Zimmerman, serigraphic prints. . Through Saturday, September 12. Canal Street Art Gallery. Information: http://canalstreetartgallery.com (In-gallery viewing appointments: 802-289-0104, firstname.lastname@example.org).
BRATTLEBORO "2020 Vision: Photography's Coming of Age": Part of "2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology," a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group, the first photograph was captured in 1827. Nearly two centuries later, humans have significantly adapted and altered not only the design of, but also the practical use of the photographic camera. This unique exhibition features a wide variety of photographic technologies dating from the mid 1800s to today, showcasing a timeline of cameras as well as sample photographs from each era. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Through Sunday, September 27. Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St. Information: 802-251-6051; Click for more info on Web in new window.
LONDONDERRY "How to Spot Celestial Objects in our New England Skies" (In Person or Zoom): In a graphic-rich presentation, Claudio Veliz - architect, astronomer, co-founder of The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group - shows us how to find celestial objects using the naked eye, binoculars, or telescope. He'll discuss a handful of useful web sites, simple procedures for spotting these objects, and available planetarium software programs that you can download and install for free to help plan an observing session. 4 - 5 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Register (in person or Zoom): https://mail.google.com/mail/u/2/#inbox/FMfcgxwJXfgldkmBHbvWwXxjJnWVLvCP.
Toastmasters: BrattleMasters Club Meeting - Learn Speaking Skills (via Zoom): Carolyn Handy will be the Toastmaster. The theme is "Recipes for Success." There will be prepared speeches, evaluations, and reports by members. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Free for visitors. Zoom. Information: 603-762-0235, email@example.com. Info/Zoom link: http://brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.
Osher Lifetime Learning Institute - Free Online Fall Open House: Showcase of Fall 2020 classes and instructors (9/11 through 11/12/20). No tests, no grades, just learning for the love of learning. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Zoom. Information: Click for Zoom link: https://berkshireolli.org/event-3953076.
Brattleboro Women's Chorus - Open Sing (via Zoom): Try Chorus out as the 25th annual fall semester beings. Open to anyone age 10 and up who identifies as a woman or non-binary and whose vocal range comfortably includes the A in the middle of the treble staff. 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sliding scale fee, family and student rates, and financial aid are available (pay online or via mail). Zoom. Information: Registration required for Zoom link: www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org.
WILLIAMSVILLE "Making It Together" - T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger: This duo has been performing together for nearly four years honing sweet harmonies and driving rhythms on old tunes and new - including Verdant originals. Verdant is on vocals, guitar, stomp box; Landenberger on vocals and percussion. 5-7:30 p.m. Event takes place in Julian's field (across from Williamsville Hall). Clusters can picnic on grounds during concert - without alcohol; guidance regarding placement offered on site. Bring chairs, blankets. Masks required; names of attendees will be collected. Rain date 9/11. Free. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-451-6283 (text).
WILMINGTON Herbology Demo and Workshop (Free): Herbology for health: elderberry syrup making demo/learn about the immune boosting properties of elderberry and how to use elder flower. Handouts provided. 6 p.m. on the lawn. Masks and social distancing required. Free. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 S. Main St. Information: 802-464-8557; Click for more info on Web in new window.
MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. Available for anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. To donate: Leave non-perishable food in the donation box at the Marlboro Post Office (collected weekly). 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Food will be set up in Marlboro Community Center's entry-way. Enter one person at a time. Bring grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. Gardeners/farmers welcome to donate produce. Wear masks, wash hands when harvesting/handling food. Fresh produce can be dropped off at the Community Center on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. (Leftover produce taken to FoodWorks following morning.). Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. Information: Deliveries made through Marlboro Cares for those needing assistance.To arrange delivery, call in advance: 802-258-3030.
In Sight - What the Unseen are Holding for Society (via Zoom): Brattleboro Retreat therapist Kurt White discusses why we tend to avert our eyes when we walk past someone living on the street and why (from a psychological standpoint) we try not to see them. White will address how this situation came to be at a systems level and, for those of us who are not living on the street, what it is that we unconsciously project onto this group of people. "What does it mean to 'turn toward,' really? It's an interesting phrase that comes up in different spiritual traditions, and I think it has to do with recognizing the non-differences between people, as well as what perpetuates our wish to divide things up, especially unconsciously and structurally.". 7:30 p.m. Talk presented in conjunction with two Brattleboro Museum of Art exhibits related to homelessness - Steven Kinder: "522,830" and "Coffee & Conversation: Stories of Homelessness," both on view through 10/12/20. Taking its name from the number of people unsheltered in 2018 America, 522,830 features portraits of people experiencing homelessness whom Kinder has met over the years in New York City. Brattleboro artist Liz Lavorgna began working on Coffee & Conversation in 2015, in collaboration with filmmaker Wyatt Andrews and support from Groundworks Collaborative. For this exhibit, LaVorgna revisits the project. www.brattleboromuseum.org/2020/03/05/in-sight-what-the-unseen-are-holding-for-society. Free (Attendees are invited to make a donation to Groundworks Collaborative). Zoom. Information: Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89776549647#success.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Senior Center Mixed Fiber Arts Group: Bring your fiber art project to work on while socializing and enjoying the company of other crafters in a room that promotes social distancing. Crochet, knitting, Swedish weaving, hand sewing, and more are all welcome to join this group. This is a freelance and self-guided program. All abilities welcome. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thur. and Tues. year-round in the dining room area. Open to anyone 55 years of age or older. Physical distancing/face masks. Special needs/more info: Sarah Clark, 257-7570, email@example.com. By donation. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: Reservations required: 802-257-7570.
GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: The Guilford Cares Food Pantry will continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure food security for all our citizens and vulnerable populations. They are well stocked with the staples you need for your family and are following viral guidelines to limit risk. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. 5 - 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Remain in your car. A volunteer will give you a "shopping list" (fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy) for you to mark items you would like (bring a pen). Another volunteer will fill a bag (bring one) and bring it to porch where you will pick it up. Questions, concerns, donate groceries/monetary gifts, call Pat Haine: 802-257-0626. If you cannot come due to illness/high risk, call Pat to arrange for food delivery by a volunteer. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: More questions/info: 802-579-1350, firstname.lastname@example.org.