CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, September
BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) - Open House: Quench your curiosity and see how circus classes can help anyone express themselves, reach fitness goals, de-stress and have fun! Visit NECCA's custom built Trapezium. Play on a low trapeze, learn to juggle, balance on a wire, test out aerial silks, and meet expert instructors. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Watch student demos, ask questions, sign up for classes. Register for fall classes (9/7-10/17) at this event for $10 discount. Beginners welcome. Ages 5 and up (youth must be accompanied by adult); classes available for adults too. Scholarships offered based on demonstrated financial need. Free (donations welcome). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: www.necenterforcircusarts.org , 802-254-9780.
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 The 1836 Brookline Meetinghouse hosts first Saturday of the Month Open House: The old Baptist Church building is significant as an excellent example of an early brick Gothic Revival church and is considered one of the most intact and finest vernacular examples of this style among Vermont's religious structures. Preservation efforts are ongoing. Come and step into 1836!. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the old Baptist Church building. Brookline Meetinghouse, 632 Grassy Brook Rd. Information: Lee Parker: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRATTLEBORO Puppets in Paradise - A Free Event at Retreat Farm: Puppets in Paradise is a community celebration that brings together local and regional artists and audiences for two days of theater arts and puppetry set in the beautiful agrarian Southern Vermont landscape. This year will feature performances about the environment, race, and empowerment. Three of the artists joining us are Hadley May with "Sycorax ex Machina;" Sarah Nolen with "Judy Saves the Day!"; Sova Dance and Puppet Theater with "Marvelous Metamorphoses.". 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Show times: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. Offered with generous support from the George W. Mergens Fdn., Price Chopper Golub Fdn., Thomas Thompson Trust, a VT Community Fdn. Spark Grant, Windham Fdn., individual donors. (Rain date 9/6). Through Sunday, September 5. Free. Retreat Farm, 45 Farmhouse Sq. Reserve day and time: https://tinyurl.com/2ztdvydb.
BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) Open House and Registration Day: Try something new! Quench your curiosity and see how circus classes can help anyone express themselves, reach fitness goals, de-stress, and have fun! Visit NECCA's custom built Trapezium, play on a low trapeze, learn to juggle, balance on a wire, test out aerial silks, and meet expert instructors. Beginners welcome! Watch student demos, ask our staff questions, sign up for classes, and meet Jenna Struble, our new Exec. Dir. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ages 5+ (youth must be accompanied by an adult) and adults are encouraged to join as there are classes for adults too! Windham Apparel will be on campus with their mobile shop. Free (donations welcome). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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.
SAXTONS RIVER Village Early Learning Center (VELC) - Family Market: Families can score a bargain on children's items - clothing, sports gear, costumes, toys, games, books, outdoor gear, baby items and more among the booths. VELC will also have its own table of donated items. The event includes a 50/50 raffle and a refreshment stand for sellers and buyers. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. VELC is a nonprofit licensed child care center providing quality care for children aged toddler and preschool. Village Early Learning Center, 24 Main St., lower level. More info about VELC and the Family Market: email@example.com (include "Family market" in subject line).