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Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE Rock River Players present "The Front Page": Directed by Bahman Mahdavi, this screwball comedy, which opened on Broadway in 1928 (a year before the Crash), derided polite mores of the times with crusty dubiously-ethical characters, rough language and grit, and its sarcastic view of corrupt politics and bumbling law-enforcement. The fast-paced, ra-ta-tat dialogue and the ever-increasing pace of the story bring a certain euphoria to the audience that we can still experience today when watching classic 1930s and '40s films of Howard Hawks, Preston Sturges, Frank Capra, Leo McCarey. Proof of COVID vaccination required or a negative COVID test result that's no more than 48 hours old. 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2:30 Sun. Additional show dates: 11/12-11/14. Through Sunday, November 14. $10, $8 seniors and students. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information, tickets, and Covid requirements: 802-348-7156; rockriverplayers.org.

TOWNSHEND Leland and Gray Players present "Mamma Mia!": 11/11 and 11/12: 7 p.m., 11/13: 4 p.m. in Dutton Gymnasium. Cast will be masked, as will the audience, and appropriate distancing maintained. Through Saturday, November 13. $10 adults; $5 students and seniors. Leland and Gray Players, Leland and Gray Union High School, 2042 VT Rte 30. Information: Advance reservations: schapin@windhamcentral.org.

The written word

VERNON Reading Group - "Flight Girls" by Noelle Salazar: This is a tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. 5 p.m. Masks and social distancing required. Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Ian Diamondstone: "Building Alliances, 20 Years of Tales from the Spice Trade": Watch, listen, taste, smell, and experience the complex world of small farmers and global trade. Featuring Mexican Vanilla, Indonesian Turmeric, and Guatemalan Cardamon. Learn why vanilla prices have skyrocketed since 2020. Discover how our Turmeric craze affects farmers halfway around the world. Hear how new livelihoods are created for Guatemala's new growers. Enjoy free spice samples to bring the stories to life. In addition to being a salesperson and businessman, Diamondstone is a fantastic storyteller and photographer. So enjoy spiced cider as your sit back and meet the farmers he has grown to know and love over the years. 7-8:30 p.m. Presented by Windham World Affairs Council. Free; donation ($5) suggested. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: windhamworldaffairscouncil.org.

Kids and families

JACKSONVILLE Donate Winter Clothing for Children and Teens: Used and in good condition: coats, boots, snow-pants, hats, mittens, gloves, scarfs and more. Donate during days open and library hours only: Mon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed. 2-7 p.m. , Thurs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations will be given to VT Dept. for Children and Families. Through Saturday, November 20. Free. Whitingham Free Public Library, 2948 VT Rte. 100. Information: 802-368-7506.

Community building

GUILFORD Guilford Explorers: Walk to the Guilford Free Library from the Guilford School and then spend the afternoon investigating nature, experimenting, playing games, building relationships, and more. 2:30 - 5 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603.

BRATTLEBORO Free Five Star Car Wash (with Ceramic) for Veterans and Active Military: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Burton Car Wash Touch Free, 873 Putney Road. Information: 802-257-5191.

Community meals

MARLBORO Marlboro Community Food Share: Fill a grocery bag with non-perishables and fresh local produce. No registration or eligibility needed. This weekly opportunity is available to anyone who could use an extra bag of groceries or knows someone who does. Food will be set up in the entry-way to the Marlboro Community Center. For proper social distancing, enter one person at a time. Bring a grocery bag or use ours. Masks required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Rd. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

GUILFORD Guilford Cares Food Pantry: Fully stocked with our usual grocery items. We know supplemental food can make such a big difference in one's budget. All are welcome to come and take home fresh produce, staples, meat, dairy. Guilford Cares welcomes anyone in need of supplemental food for themselves or their families. Stay in your car. We'll give you a shopping list. If you can't come due to illness/high risk, call to arrange food delivery by a volunteer. Questions, concerns, to donate groceries or monetary gifts: Pat Haine 802-257-0626. 5-6 p.m. on Thursdays in the red "First Aid" building. Guilford Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Rd. off Weatherhead Hollow Rd. Information and Covid requirements: 802-257-0626, guilfordcaresvt@gmail.com.

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