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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.


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 Area 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. Meeting location: .



October 2021