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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Haunted Writing Workshop with GennaRose Nethercott: "You spent more than a year confined to your home, floating from room to room, rarely stepping outside. The outside world seemed distant and untouchable. History swept by. But you know who’s been doing this for centuries? Ghosts! Stories about haunted houses have been examining domestic claustrophobia for years—so let’s learn from the pros. In this workshop, we'll write spooky tales, dissect how to build the perfect ghost story (beginning with the question, 'What IS a ghost"?!), and of course, create a few phantoms of our own to keep us company.". 2 - 4 p.m. Masking required and proof of vaccination. Ages 14 and up. All experience levels. $40. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: Register:

CHESTER Joe Citro's Local Haunts: Citro, VT's Curator of the Curious, was inspired by his hometown of Chester. His Hallowe'en reading/discussion will include local tales that inspired his fiction - selections from his novels such as "Lake Monsters," "Deus-X: The Reality Conspiracy," and "Not Yet Dead," a collection of short fiction. He'll take listeners through a dark, sometimes disturbing, often sinister landscape traditionally portrayed with sunny skies above quaint villages. Q&A follows. 7 p.m. Social distancing and masks required. Free. First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St., VT 103. Blair Books: 802-875-3400 ..


BRATTLEBORO Sunday Live Music with Jared & John: 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.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Halloween Celebration in Guilford Center Village: Witches, monsters, fairy tale creatures and any others are invited to Trick or Treat. Then Laura Lawson and Bob Tucker will lead a parade from in front of the Guilford Free Library to the Playscape for stories and fingerplays. 5-6 p.m: Visit the 6 homes in Guilford Center Village. A port-a-potty will be available at Springs Farm and at the library. 6 p.m: Stories and fingerplays, all geared for the younger set (babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and grades 1-3). All paths, on Center Road, to the Playscape, and to Springs Farm will be lit. Limited parking. No parking in Guilford Center. Parking along Guilford Center Rd. up to Carpenter Hill Rd., or beyond the last house in the village. Parking on Carpenter Hill Road only beyond the Playscape. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Call the library at 802-257-4603 if you'd like to volunteer to make this a fun community event.

BRATTLEBORO Trick-or-Treating: The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept. in collaboration with Brooks Memorial Library announce this drive-thru and walk-thru event. "We will have designated walking lanes and driving lanes for participants to follow. Vehicle trunks will be decorated and volunteers and staff will be handing out goodies while supplies last.". 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. We ask all ghouls and goblins to enter the Municipal Center Parking Lot from the Grove St. entrance. Municipal Center Parking Lot, Grove Street entrance.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Turning Point of Windham County - 4th Annual 2021 5K Run for Recovery: Easy/intermediate 5K (3.1 miles). 9 a.m. Registration starts at the New England Youth Theatre parking lot; Race: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. In case of severe weather, event will be cancelled. (Also check out Turning Point's Run for Recovery Facebook Group where people connect in a safe space to socialize, share ideas, encouragement. Posts and discussion topics focus on running, recovery, wellness. Open to anyone who identifies as a person in recovery, participated in past events, or a member of the community who'd like to help their social media neighbors as they navigate recovery and wellness.). Entry fee: $20 for runners (comes with a free t-shirt!). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Questions, call Olivia: 802-618-0006 Register 10/31 or online and more info:

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's Share the Harvest Stand: Help-yourself garden offers fresh local produce. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. If donating fresh produce, come at 10:30 a.m. if possible. 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