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Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Melissa Rubin Solo Show - "Transitions" - Woven Encaustic Monotypes: A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print - the artist paints on a printing plate and transfers it to paper with a press. Encaustic is a painting technique with pigmented wax, often on wood panels, with many layers being separately fused or burned on. To create an encaustic monotype, pigmented wax is applied directly to a temperature-controlled metal plate. Paper or fabric is then laid onto the hot wax so the image transfers and absorbs into it. Created in 2020-2021. 10/15, 5-7 p.m. Join us on 3rd Friday Gallery Night and Live at 6 p.m. on 10/15 to celebrate in our Outdoor Art Tent and in the Gallery. Meet the artist/watch the Artist Talk at 6 p.m. Through Saturday, November 13. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Wednesday Night Charity Bingo: Join us for a chance to win awesome prizes while donating to great local causes! Tonight's charity is United Way of Windham County. 7 - 9 p.m. every Wednesday in the Taproom Brewpub & Biergarten. Bingo cards for all 10 prize rounds are $1 each. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St. Information: 802-490-2354.

Community building

DUMMERSTON Scott Farm's Seasonal Crepe Night: This is a time to celebrate the harvest, good simple food, and community in a stunning setting. We serve savory supper crêpes (galettes), sweet dessert crepes, side salads and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. Crepes are served in handheld cardboard pouches, easily eaten without utensils. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Today's event is co-hosted by The Stone Trust, a nonprofit who benefits from the proceeds. $15, $10 child (cards, local check, or cash). Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868. Reservations encouraged: (click on green button).

3SquaresVT Conference (via Zoom): Learn more about 3SquaresVT and focus on the systems, structures, and solutions to hunger in Vermont. Hunger is systemic, structural, solvable. 3SquaresVT supports the monthly food budgets of nearly 70,000 Vermonters. Enhance your outreach skills, learn about recent and upcoming policy changes, and participate in workshops to envision what an ever-changing 'new normal' should mean in our work as 3SquaresVT outreach partners, anti-hunger advocates, community leaders. 12:30-5:30 p.m. Two-day conference offered by Hunger Free VT Dept. for Children and Families and statewide food security advocates. "We welcome a broad range of people and organizations including community action agencies, area agencies on aging, food shelves, farmers/growers, food retailers, community meal sites, schools and universities, health clinics and hospitals, senior centers, shelters, veterans organizations, housing authorities, childcare centers.". Through Thursday, October 14. Zoom. Questions: Register:

Newfane Residents and Property Owners: Survey - How to use Federal and State COVID Relief Money (Virtual Forum and Survey). 7 p.m. on 10/13: Virtual Forum to discuss the survey. In addition, surveys are being mailed out or can be picked up at the Newfane Town Office, 555 VT-30. Fill out and return the survey by 10/15. Virtual. Information: For link, visit:, More info: Ken Estey: 802-365-9499.

Community meals

DUMMERSTON Senior Solutions and Evening Star Grange: 2nd Wednesday Senior Lunch: Menu includes golumpkis, mashed potato, winter squash, and apple sauce with Lemon Breeze for dessert. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. take-out and pick-up; 12 noon indoor seating and serving. Suggested donation: $3 for those 60 and older, $4 for younger set. Dummerston Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Reservations needed by Tues., 5 p.m., so we have enough food for everyone: Leave your name, phone number, number of meals requested: 802-254-1138.


BRATTLEBORO Milk with Dignity Tour: Many farmworkers are still living and working in unjust, unsafe, and undignified conditions. Migrant Justice farmworkers are fighting to expand Milk with Dignity and calling on Hannaford Supermarkets to join. This event today is part of a 3-week northeast speaking tour to build support for the Hannaford campaign. Learn more about how you can get involved and help bring this powerful program to Hannaford's dairy supply chain. 10 - 11:30 a.m. "It's been four years since Ben & Jerry's joined Milk with Dignity. In that time, the program has meant pay raises, paid sick leave, new health & safety standards, improved housing, and protections against sexual harassment, discrimination, and unjust firings for hundreds of workers on farms in Ben & Jerry's supply chain. Through the program's worker-defined standards and binding enforcement mechanisms, workers have become frontline defenders of their human rights. But the work doesn't end there!". Brattleboro Common, btw. Putney Rd. & Linden St. Information:



October 2021