CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, September
WESTMINSTER WEST Westminster West Public Library Annual Book Sale: Come browse books and enjoy fresh baked goods and coffee! There will be CDs, DVDs, and audio books as well as hundreds of printed books sorted by subject. Board members and other volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions and help carry books to your car. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sale begins in front of the library and extends up the hill to the community center. All proceeds support the Westminster West Public Library. Cash, check, and card are all accepted; pay what you will. Westminster West Public Library, 3409 Westminster West Rd. Information: 802-387-4682; Click to e-mail for more information.
NEWFANE The Crowell Gallery hosts Artist Reception and Exhibit of works by Nancy Calicchio: "Through the Seasons" is a collection of 20 paintings created during COVID isolation. Calicchio had always painted plein air, enjoying VT's native beauty through the shifting seasons and in fleeting light. Covid 19 changed that, forcing her to work inside her studio where she found some unexpected insights. "I learned to paint on larger canvases, inspired and informed by photographs I had taken which capture and represent very specific moments in time. I no longer had to 'chase the light' the way I would when painting outside. I allowed the image to stop time, to expand and extend it, to bring it into my isolation where I could reimagine the moment, reflect upon it and give voice to it." . 9/11: 4-6 p.m., Artist Reception. Crowell Gallery is open Tues. and Thurs., 1-5 p.m., Wed./Fri., noon-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Wednesday, September 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.
DUMMERSTON Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series: Cantrip: Next Stage offers Celtic music at Scott Farm by high-energy bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio Cantrip with special guest Alasdair White plus Keith Murphy and Yann Falquet. 5 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in socially-distanced pods on the field. Next Stage provides a cash bar. $20 in advance, $24 at door (free for children under 12). Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: www.nextstagearts.org, 802-387-0102.
DUMMERSTON Learn to Make the Perfect Rustic Open-Faced Pie Crust at Scott Farm: This class will start with the basics of making crust from scratch. We will then roll and assemble both savory and sweet open-faced pies using fruit from Scott Farm. Learn about great sweet savory combos (apple/onion/Gouda, cheddar, apple butternut squash/spiced peach/plum, poached pears etc.). Participants take home their pies and extra dough. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Instructor Ruby McAdoo is a seasoned chef, trained at the Institute of Culinary Education in NYC and working for many years at Burdick's Restaurant in the pastry kitchen. Scott Farm provides all ingredients for pies plus baking/other kitchen utensils. Bring an apron and rolling pin. $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, October 30. Brattleboro Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: email@example.com, 802-254-8885.
BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: The Engine House of the historic Estey Organ Company : The Engine House of the historic Estey Organ Company factory houses an impressive collection of pipe, electronic and especially reed organs manufactured by Estey between 1850 and 1960. Estey dominated the reed organ market largely due to the company's innovations in both design and marketing. The Museum showcases early Estey melodeons, ornately carved organs for the home and chapel, diminutive children's organs, and folding travel organs. 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Walk through a pipe organ, view the new orientation video featuring historic photos of the Company's buildings and employees, learn about a significant slice of Brattleboro's history, play your favorite tunes on instruments that retain their heavenly tone years after their creation. Through Saturday, October 16. $5 donation requested for non-members (no charge for children); allow 30 min. for your visit. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information: 802-246-8366; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BROOKLINE Orienteering for 6th-8th Graders with Andrew Morrison: If you are at point A and your phone ran out of batteries (or you don’t have a phone), how do you get to point B? Come to Andrew's orienteering orientation – that’s how. Learn direction- finding in the woods, how to read a map, and gain confidence in finding your way through the world. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Aimed at kids ages 10-14. Limit of 12. Parent should attend as well. Bring compass if you have one. (Rain date: 9/12). Putney Mountain Trailhead, 443 Putney Mountain Rd. RSVP and mail Andrew with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Got Abundance from your Garden? : Edible Brattleboro will distribute your surplus at weekly Share the Harvest Stand. 3 - 3:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Someone will be there to accept your donation. Please do not leave perishables out in the hot sun. Through Saturday, October 23. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. If a different time is needed, arrange an appointment for drop-off with Marilyn: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.putneyfoodshelf.org.
PUTNEY Giant Yard Sale at the Berkfield house (by donation): There will be many brand new things (some with prices on them), a huge assortment of very practical items (furniture, bikes, books, skis, kitchen equipment, adult & kid clothes), gleaned items from the garden, potted plants, a free pile, a bake sale and live music. All items at this giant yard sale will be by donation, and the donations will benefit Angela Berkfield's healing journey and medical expenses for very expensive cancer treatment. 9/11: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 9/12: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Through Sunday, September 12. Angela Berkfield, 78 Main Street.