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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Comedian Bob Marley: New England's King of Comedy kept a boisterous crowd in stitches in 2019 at The Latchis. With a growing following and a career that taken him to all the late-night TV talk shows, dozens of other TV appearances and popular status on Sirius and XM Radios, Marley also holds the Guinness Record for longest standup performances by an individual - 40 hours. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (2 shows). Capacity limited at 50%. Seating is general to further allow for distancing; masks required. $37.50. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/bb948sar.

The written word

WESTMINSTER Butterfield Library Book Sale (Outdoors): 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. behind the Westminster Institute (weather permitting). $5 a bag. Westminster Institute, 3534 Route 5. Information: 802-387-2781; Click to e-mail for more information.

Multimedia

BRATTLEBORO "Sea Level Inferno:" and "Water Border"- Short Films with Live Soundtracks: Roger Miller: guitar, samples; William Hooker, drums; Stan Harrison, saxophone; Gerard Smith, bass will improvise to experimental films by Matt Kohn. "Sea Level Inferno" (1995) and "Water Border" (2014) are each 60 min. silent films. "Monologue for Everyone" is a short 'performance' film presented between the others. 8 - 11 p.m. $18. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/nad68rp4.

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.

Windham County Genealogy Interest Group: Intro to Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (via Zoom): Commonly known as the Freedman's Bureau, it was established in 1865 as a means "to provide aid to newly emancipated people transitioning from slavery to freedom. It supported more than 4 million people, which included some impoverished white people and veterans of the U.S. Colored Troops." The Bureau was the earliest expression of the Federal government taking responsibility for assisting indigent citizens, over 60 years before FDR’s New Deal. The Bureau used the full weight and resources of the Federal government to help its citizens. After the four-year struggle of the Civil War, much of the economy was in shambles. The Freedman's Bureau especially directed resources to the former slave states to construct a new economy. The most lasting legacy of the Freedman's Bureau were the schools established to educate the children of former enslaved people. It also offered hospitals, employment, work transportation, and food to those in need. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Jerry Carbone and Wayne Blanchard give an intro to this resource - free even without an Ancestry.com subscription. Whether or not you have enslaved people as ancestors or family who were touched by the assistance of the Freedman's Bureau, you'll get insight to what these records provide. We'll explore pensions, letters, labor contracts, marriages, and other record sets. Part of the session will be devoted to sharing genealogical research questions and topics for next meeting. Zoom. Information: Register at 10 a.m: https://bit.ly/WindhamGen6.

Kids and families

GRAFTON 13th Fairy House Festival - An Imaginative, Nature-based Tradition: Follow a woodland path sprinkled with over dozens of charming fairy houses for a magical experience of the natural world. Unique crafts, a wishing tunnel, face painting, bubbles, and delicious food add to a lasting sense of wonder. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. "We're keeping attendance numbers smaller this year for a safe and pleasant experience". Through Sunday, September 26. $15 adults, $5 kids age 2 and up, Free for kids under age 2. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: Tickets and info: www.nature-museum.org.

VERNON Fire Department Open House: Come see what the Vernon Fire Department is all about: Fire safety, create your escape plan, get a reflective house number sign. Rescue Inc. will provide Covid vaccines. Door/Raffle prizes, food, desserts. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Masks required. Vernon Fire Department, 2842 Fort Bridgman Rd.

BRATTLEBORO Winston Prouty Presents 13 Bands, Theater Performance, Food Truck, Games (Outdoors): Unworried Birds: Instrumental combo using traditional rock-n-roll instruments - never had a residency, released an album, collaborated with a well-known name. Ukulele Sisters and Friends: Brattleboro-area musicians play folk, '70s music. Galera De Samba: Ten-person percussion ensemble based at the VT Jazz Center play Carnival percussion. Vermont Jazz Center Sextet: Formed in 2000 to bring jazz language/culture to youth throughout VT and to populations less exposed to the arts. Occasional Bliss: Sweet harmonies, eclectic original tunes, favorites. Windham Philharmonic. Slow Pony: Accordion-centric musical expedition. Two Roads Home: Acoustic folk/singer-songwriter duo. Holy Basil: Lauri McNamara's songs about life, death, cats, crushes, boys, smoochies, sex, the internet, parenting, and love - supported by a literal menagerie. If Not I Than Who Then: Human choir, drum-brigade, performance art theater troupe - Jonas Fricke's radical courage music. This Could Be It: Three-piece rock band born out of a pandemic long-distance experimental recording project with sonic textures and storytelling lyrics reflecting life in mid-apocalypse New England. Jafala: Jay Cook plays world, electronic, ambient, funk-influenced original music. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (approx). Music sets run 20-30 min. Field and lawn games for all ages, face-painting, Bookmobile for visits and book giveaway. The Pit Mistress Food Truck onsite: BBQ plates, tacos, vegan meals and kid-friendly dishes, light snacks. Visitors can bring their own beverages (including alcoholic drinks) and blankets/lawn chairs. Special Guest: The Lovelights - live theater. Free (donations welcome for musicians). Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information: https://winstonprouty.org/prouty-presents.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive at the Winston Prouty Center: Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. You can participate by donating blood or by volunteering to help support the event (set-up/clean-up, registration, parking, etc.). 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monthly on Saturdays: 10/23, 11/27, 12/18/2021. Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. To volunteer: lisa@winstonprouty.org. To donate blood, enter your zip code at: www.redcrossblood.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: ediblebrattleboro@gmail.com.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BELLOWS FALLS Bellows Falls Woman's Club Tag Sale: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. rain or shine. Masonic Temple, 61 Westminster St. Information: Betty Haggerty: hubett@hotmail.com, 802-463-4159.

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