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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, September 

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The written word

NEWFANE Friends of the Moore Free Library offers "mini" Book Sales : Each sale will feature a theme in addition to the variety of additional categories that has been offered in the past at this annual sale. On the library lawn. Moore Free Library tote bags will be on sale for $15, or $20 stuffed with books. Donations of books will not be accepted at this time. (Continues 10/9). Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Vaune Trachtman's "Now is Always" is Vermont Center of Photography's Reopening Exhibit: Today only: Trachtman demonstrates her photogravure process. 1-3 p.m. Demo: In the printmaking studio of Mike Smoot, adjacent to the Vermont Center for Photography. VCP's accessible street-level entrance is at 10 Green St., on the right side of the 22 High St. building. (Also see 9/16). Free. Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green St., (right side of the 22 High St. building). Information: www.vcphoto.org, 802-251-6051.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Hawk Watch Explainer with John Anderson: Learn about the history of hawk watch, hawk watchers themselves, some theory and method behind bird counts, as well as tips on raptor identification. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Binoculars necessary. Lunch, water, sunscreen, lawn chair are optional. Putney Mountain. Meet on the summit and ask for John. Pre-register by 9/16: ncooper17@comcast.net.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Dan DeWalt and "Sidewalk Stories": Dan DeWalt premieres a new musical interpretation of the 1989 film "Sidewalk Stories" on the Estey pipe organ and piano. Awarded the Guggenheim Special Prize as "The Best Source of Inspiration for Children," this restoration is a timely rediscovery of a significant work from 1980s New African-American cinema. Starring the director as a homeless artist scraping by in New York City, a modern-day little tramp who gets whisked up into a comic and heartrending adventure when he winds up caring for an orphaned toddler. Shot on the the streets of 1980s Greenwich Village, it's both witty and tender while accurately capturing the daily life of the homeless population of New York. 7-9:30 p.m. $15. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRuJNJ8lfK8 Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/49anyrtp.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart Organ Trio: This all-star band has been together for three decades and the proof of their synchronicity shines each time they play. Bernstein, guitar; Goldings, Hammond organ; Stewart, drums. According to jazz legend Jim Hall, "Bernstein is the most impressive guitarist I've heard. He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste." Masks and proof of vaccination required. Concert will also be livestreamed. 8 - 10 p.m. General admission (sliding scale policy): https://vtjazz.org/upcoming-events/sliding-scale-ticket-policy. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: 802-254-9088; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Instruction

DUMMERSTON The Art of Lacto Fermenting: Because they are rich in probiotic bacteria, lacto-fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi add beneficial bacteria and enzymes to intestinal flora, increasing the microbiome and gut health, aiding digestion, and enhancing the immune system. In this workshop, we'll discuss the process of lacto-fermentation and the health benefits of fermented vegetables; Learn how to make sauerkraut with simple ingredients and basic kitchen tools. Each participant will get to take a jar home. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Scott Farm provides jars and kitchen utensils for attendees. Bring an apron, cutting board, kitchen knife. Instructor Tim Allen has been lacto-fermenting vegetables for 20 years. He first learned how from Sally Fallon's book, "Nourishing Traditions" and then got more ideas from the likes of Sandor Katz, Sharon Kane. Tim is a visual artist/works as a personal chef. $50. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information: 802-254-6868; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, October 30. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: farmersmarket05301@gmail.com, 802-254-8885.

Local history

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.

Community building

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: ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Food Shelf: Available to anyone in need of supplemental food.You do not have to prove need. Pull up and stay in your car. Volunteers 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 own data tracking purposes. 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: putneyfoodshelf@gmail.com, www.putneyfoodshelf.org.

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