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Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "Out of Chaos, An Artist's Journey in Haiti" - a Benefit for Haitian Earthquake Relief: Directed by Pascal Giacomini, and written and produced by Haitian native Carine Fabius, this powerfully evocative 70 min. film finds an unexpected art explosion in a Haitian slum, where Black artists living in extreme poverty create extraordinary art under impossible circumstances. Many of their works now belong to prominent international museums and private collections. This film offers an unvarnished yet positive look at Haiti's vibrant culture and indestructible spirit. 4 p.m. Pascal Giacomini, Dir., Carine Fabius, Writer/Producer offer a Q&A following the screening. $10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Sunday Live Music with Alex Hutchinson: Local live music, great craft beer and delicious food. 3 - 5 p.m. every Sunday in the Bier Garten. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St. Information: 802-490-2354.

GRAFTON Grafton Cornet Band (Outdoors): Informal mix of familiar and upbeat music for the whole family in beautiful surroundings with director, Glen D'Eon. 2 - 3 p.m. on the lawn. Fair weather only. Free. Grafton Public Library, 35 Grafton Common. Information: Go to for more info and rain cancellation notice.

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers' Market: Plenty of fresh, local produce, crafts, and lunch. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in person shopping on Sundays (across from the Putney Co-op). Through Sunday, October 10. Putney Farmers Market, 17 Carol Brown Way. Information:

Art walks and tours

W. BRATTLEBORO Vermont Craft Council's Fall Open Studio Weekend (Indoors/Outdoors): Four craftspeople (Potter Walter Slowinski/Orchard Street Pottery), Naomi Lindenfeld/Naomi Lindenfeld Clayworks), Chris Lann (Chriss Lann Designs), Matthew Tell (Matthew Tell Pottery) with studios in W. Brattleboro and Marlboro, and a gallery in Brattleboro (Vermont Artisan Design). Visitors will have the chance to see demos, purchase handcrafted items, talk to the professional artisans who made them, see the environment where their creative work happens. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wear face mask indoors. The tour coincides with the 12th annual American Craft Week, a nationwide celebration of handmade artisan work. Brattleboro-West Arts. Information: Profiles of artists and interactive map (#s 42-46):,

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's Share the Harvest Stand: Help-yourself garden offers fresh local produce. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays. Volunteers needed to keep the stand operating through the season. If donating fresh produce, come at 10:30 a.m. if possible. Through Sunday, October 31. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, time trade hours, cash) not required but graciously accepted. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. More info or to volunteer, contact Marilyn:



October 2021