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Performing arts

BELLOWS FALLS Comedy Hypnosis: "EnTRANCED: The Hypno-Reality Show" with Master Hypnotist Terry Parrett: This show combines the fun of total audience participation with the incredible abilities of the mind. During the show, ordinarily conservative (and not so conservative!) audience members will undergo a complete transformation. The actions Terry puts them though are hilarious to the audience, but to the volunteers onstage, it becomes their temporary reality. Terry has performed all over the U.S. and headlined at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City. 5 - 7 p.m. Dinner hosted by the Lodge; 7 p.m. Show. Tickets: $15 for show (also $15 for optional dinner). Tickets can be purchased at the Lodge:. Bellows Falls Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4054.

Celebrations and festivals

GREENFIELD Halloween Show: Bomb Track - A Rage Against The Machine Tribute: Do You like to Rage! We're having a Halloween party with the best Rage Against The Machine Tribute band! Come in a costume ready to rock!. 9 p.m. (doors open 8 p.m.). $10 in advance, $15 at door. Hawks & Reed Ballroom, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery celebrates its Re-opening with a Gala: Featuring performances from local artists and friends of the Hooker-Dunham. Come for an evening of music, theater, dance, games, poetry, art, and more! The gala serves as a preview to Hooker-Dunham's upcoming programming, including classes and workshops. GennaRose Nethercott and Jim Maxwell will perform readings/monologues to showcase their upcoming workshops/classes, including a writing workshop on 10/31 and a 6-week acting class beginning 11/3. Preview for monthly story nights plus selections from Hooker-Dunham's original game show, "Thorn In My Side." The Baker Street Readers will perform an original Sherlock Holmes short story. Music and dance acts include musical groups Aura Shards and The Harmony Lot, and dance act Patty Cake - a "saucy 1950s housewife with a tendency to sing and dance." The gallery will feature a mixed media exhibit by artist/writer Ruth Shafer. "Assertions" is a collection of opinionated wisdom distilled from social media, news cycles, and personal experience. Working in fabric, thread, canvas, cardboard, and electroluminescent wire, Shafer makes statements that range from abstract to aggressive. The works poke fun at both traditional and trendy craft techniques, playing with words and context in an attempt at telling the truth. 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.). Bring a mask and proof of vaccination. Free. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.


W. DOVER Kevin Parry: Parry plays a mixed bag of '60s and '70s blues and rock standards. 6 - 9 p.m. every Saturday. Free. Last Chair Bar & Grill, 267 Rte. 100. Information:, 802-464-1133.

PUTNEY Mike Block & Joe K. Walsh Duo / The Stockwell Brothers (Indoors / Virtual): Contemporary bluegrass, roots, and folk music. Drawing on contemporary and international influences, Block and Walsh bring an exciting and personal perspective to American roots music. Bruce, Barry, Alan, and Kelly Stockwell's music spans traditional and progressive bluegrass/folk styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms, and three-part harmonies. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for indoor shows. Masks required indoors. Cash bar. $18 in advance, $22 at door, $5 virtual. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102, Tickets:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market: Shop locally for your fresh, local foods and crafts at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market. Safe, in-person shopping and offsite dining. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This is the last day this year. Brattleboro Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information:, 802-254-8885.

Kids and families

WALPOLE Bellows Falls Woman's Club Food and Bake Sale: Offerings include homemade soups, baked beans, pies, squares and cookies, breads and rolls, quiche, gluten-free choices, and preserves. The sale is held in conjunction with the Walpole Library's book sale. Proceeds are earmarked for the Club's high school scholarship. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Masking requested. Walpole School, 6 Bemis Ln. Information: 603-756-4728.


WILLIAMSVILLE The 2021 International Williamsville Dog Show: Dogs will strut their stuff in front of a panel of judges. There will be prizes for Best in Show, Best in Purebred, Best in Mix, Best in Tricks, Best in Tail. 2 - 5 p.m. This nonprofit event is sponsored by One Stop Country Pet Supply. $10 entry fee (covers dog and handler), $5 general admission. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: Janine Rose, 917-656-9865,, or visit and find entry form:

Community building

GRAFTON Tom Wessel - Talk and Walk: The author of "Reading the Forested Landscape" and "The Myth of Progress" joins The Nature Museum for an early autumn morning talk on co-evolution and a walk through the local woods. Tom Wessels is a local ecologist and professor at Antioch New England, where he founded the Conservation Biology program. 8 a.m. Talk takes place in the Brick Meeting House, 10 a.m. Walk. Sliding scale: Talk - $15, $20, $25, Walk - $20, $25, $30. Grafton Congregational Church and Chapel / Brick Church Meeting House, 147 Main St. Registration required for walk:

MARLBORO Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center: Naturalist Club Outing - Runaway Pond: A large beaver pond has been perched on a plateau in a wild section of Marlboro for the past 50 years. It has been home to nesting herons, wood ducks, and provided habitat for many other species including moose and bears. One afternoon this past July, a heavy rain proved to be the straw. The hike to the pond is about a mile and mostly uphill on uneven terrain. On the way up, we'll observe the impact of this high water event on the stream channel. 2:30 - 6 p.m. This outing is weather dependent so let us know you are coming so we can keep you apprised of changes: 802-257-5785. These informal gatherings are for all nature enthusiasts. We poke along, admire every discovery, and learn from each other. We'll walk back at dusk, so bring a headlamp or flashlight. Free (donations welcome). The Corsanos, 1825 Butterfield Road.

GUILFORD Brooms & Wombs - Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Rights Action League: The dance performance and hot dog sales will be a celebration of fertility and reproductive freedom. This is a family-friendly event with witch-costumed dancers, several fire pits, a smoke machine and a "Texan weenie roast" but with the serious agenda of raising both awareness and funds for reproductive rights that are increasingly endangered. Dancers dressed as witches and waving broomsticks will perform The Witch Dance, a choreographed line dance to Schuttel deinen Speck, (Shake Your Bacon), by German Reggae-Pop artist Peter Fox - first performed by a group of women in Germany, it has become a sort of universal anthem for female power. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Event-goers encouraged to carpool when possible and bring a lawn chair or blanket, mask and a light to illuminate walk back to vehicle after event. Every effort will be made to socially distance. Costumes encouraged. (Rain date 11/6). $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away). Mineral Springs Farm, 49 Carpenter Hill Rd. (in Guilford Center).

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Food Shelf: Available to anyone in need of supplemental food. 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. You do not have to prove need. Pull up and stay in your car. Volunteers will take your order and bring out boxes of food, including nonperishable items, fresh produce, paper goods, meat, dairy products. We ask for town of residence and numbers in household only for our data tracking purposes. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information:,



October 2021