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THE TOUR DE Farms rolls out of Vergennes on Saturday, Sept. 21. While passing through the pastoral landscape cyclists will visit four to eight farms for a taste of local food and end their ride at the Eat on the Green Festival back in Vergennes. Photo courtesy ACORN

MIDDLEBURY ALUMNA MARIA del sol Nava takes a turn at the mic at a past Cocoon live storytelling event in Middlebury. This year’s Cocoon takes place Friday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m., at Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Photo/Aaron Kimball

THE BETTER L8 Than Never car show returns to Bristol on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Bristol Recreation Field, 110 Airport Dr. With more than 300 vehicles, vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, raffles, bake sale, piston toss and more it’s sure to be a joy ride. Photo courtesy Addison County Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, Sept 19

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10am for coffee hour and bingo. Gospel and hymn singers Ron and Karen King perform 11:15-11:45 a.m. Meal served at noon of stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, diced glazed beets, wheat roll and vanilla fluff with pineapples and mandarin oranges. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 19, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, Hillcrest 103. Randi Rotjan, research assistant professor at Boston University will discuss  “Science and Conservation in the Largest and Deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on Earth: The Phoenix Islands Protected Area.

“Katrin Bahr: East Germany in Mozambique, 1979–1990” in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m., Room 125 Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Between 1979 and 1990, East German teachers, engineers and doctors moved to Mozambique as part of the Friendship Treaty with the German Democratic Republic. German scholar Katrin Bahr of UMass Amherst discusses how they brought not only their expertise but also their cameras, providing a fascinating glimpse into life in post-independence Mozambique. An exhibition on the same topic is on view in the adjacent Mahaney Gallery. Free.

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, Hillcrest 103. Lisa Gilbert, associate professor of Geosciences and Marine Science at Williams-Mystic, Williams College, will give a talk on “Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Volcanoes.” These volcanic oases where hot water circulates are crucial to heat and chemicals in the ocean and to life itself.

Pavilion grand opening and ribbon cutting in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., 77 Mary Hogan Dr. The Lions Club Picnic pavilion is finished and open for use. Come help celebrate with ceremonies and a free BBQ meal. Open to all.

Howard Coffin: 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816 in Hancock. Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1091 Route 100. 1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. This talk includes scores of anecdotes about the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival. More info at hancockvtlibrary@gmail.com or 802-767-4651. Free.

Shackleton’s expedition talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Tom Perera is a retired Columbia University professor who hunts for and restores German Enigma machines, travels widely with his wife, and gives talks on his travels. This illustrated talk will chronicle Shackleton’s epic Antarctic exploration aboard the Endeavor and the miraculous survival of his crew after his ship was crushed in the ice and his crew were forced to take refuge on a tiny spit of land.

Lausanne Allen, Rick Ceballos and Chris Prickitt in Bristol. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7-8 p.m., Vermont Tree Goods, 27 Main St. The first concert of the 5-Town Friends of the Arts pop up series this fall. Allen and Ceballos have been playing together for more than 25 years and have cut a wide swath through traditional music genres of many lands. Prickitt played with Rick in the Maine Country Dance Orchestra almost 45 years ago. Free will donation.

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Rd. Join Kara Lavender Law, research professor of Oceanography at the Sea Education Association for the colloquium’s keynote address when she talks about the most current scientific evidence of environmental impacts of ocean plastics, as well as the role of science and environmental scientists in advancing solutions.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Atlatl-making workshop in in Addison. Friday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Part of the Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship weekend. The atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing tool in use around the world before the bow and arrow. $70 fee includes all materials and instruction. More info contact Elsa Gilbertson at 802-759-2412 or Elsa.Gilbertson@vermont.gov.

Climate action gathering in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m., Middlebury College green. Students and workers around the world will be going on strike — participating in what is gearing up to be the largest ever mobilization against climate change. More info at facebook.com/events/650666015430739.

Ashley Wolff in Lincoln. Friday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m., Lincoln Library, 222 West River Rd. Ashley Wolff is the author/illustrator of more than 60 books for children. She lives in Vermont and will be joining the library’s story time.

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room. 148 Hillcrest. In “Whale Watching from the Masthead off New Zealand: Historic and Present Global Whale Populations and Shifting Perspectives on Extinction” a panel of experts and students will discuss the fall 2018 research voyage of the SSV Robert C. Seamans off the coast of New Zealand.

Nate Gusakov in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Lincoln banjoist Gusakov with his deep resonant singing voice returns to entertain with expertise, featuring a  variety of authentic song and tune. Chris Prickitt accompanies on guitar. This EastView Family Café event is free and open to the public.

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, Hillcrest 103. Jennifer Francis, senior scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, Mass., will address “Extreme Weather on the Rise, Arctic Ice on the Decline: How Are They Connected?” Francis will explain new research that links increasing extreme weather events with the rapidly warming and melting Arctic during recent decades.

“Chasing the Thunder” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. As part of the Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium this eco-thriller is an anti-poaching documentary that sees the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd’s vessels chasing the Thunder, the notorious pirate poacher, to the bottom of the sea. Q&A and discussion with marine conservation activist Captain Paul Watson and filmmaker Mark Benjamin will follow.

One-act plays in Bristol. Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. The Bristol Gateway Players and the Lawrence Memorial Library present one-act plays by Christopher Durang and David Ives. Donations at the door will benefit the Library and the Players.

Sophie Shao and Friends in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury’s 100th anniversary performance season opens with a perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao, who has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. Tickets: $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. Free, season-opening reception after the concert. More info at 802.443.3168 or middlebury.edu/arts/news.

“Hands on a Hardbody” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Doug Anderson directs Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical — the best musical you don’t know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you’d expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. Tickets $36/$28/$18 plus fees. More info at the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

Epic Little Folk Fest featuring Moira Smiley in New Haven. Friday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Tourterelle, 3629 Route 7. Moira Smiley brings her on-going international collaboration with Norwegian/Swedish quintet SVER to Tourterelle. A rare chance to see these globally sought-after young roots music innovators. Food truck, dancing and other special, local offerings to surprise you. All ages welcome. Tickets $25. More info at epiclittlefolkfest.bpt.me.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 20, 8:30-10 p.m., weather permitting, Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the observatory website at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or 802- 443-2266 after 6:30 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

Cavalry Day in Weybridge. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., UVM Morgan Horse Farm, 74 Battell Dr. Visitors can journey back in time to learn about the Morgans’ contribution to the nation through Civil War demonstrations, mounted drills, a reenactment tent, informative talks, and historical exhibit. The Bobcat Café food truck will be on hand to vend lunch to guests. Horse enthusiasts, history buffs and novices alike are encouraged. More info on Facebook at uvmmorganhorsefarm, uvm.edu/morganhorsefarm, uvmorgan@uvm.edu or call 802-388-2011.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Waterbury. Saturday, Sept. 21, Mt. Hunger. A vigorous all-day outing to Mt. Hunger in the Worcester Range north of Montpelier, with elevation gain of 2,300 feet. 3.8 miles in and out round trip, with several stream crossings and, at the end, handhold scrambles. Great views from the summit. Layers of clothing, high-energy snack, lunch and water required. Possible carpooling. More info contact co-leader Jill Vickers at 802-989-2840 or jvickers@gmavt.net. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Tour de Farms in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., meet at Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. ACORN’s annual biking farm tour will feature two distances — a 30-mile route and a more relaxed, family-friendly 10-mile distance. While passing through the pastoral landscape, visit four to eight farms. Each stop will host additional food and beverage producers so there’ll be plenty of sustenance along the way. Ride finishes at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green festival.

Applefest breakfast in Shoreham. *CANCELLED* Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd.

Vermont Old Cemetery Association meeting in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Fall meeting agenda includes social hour with coffee and pastries, business meeting, lunch of chicken and biscuits or macaroni and cheese and a Crown Point Road presentation by Barry Griffith. More info at VOCA58.org.

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m., The Orchard, Hillcrest 103, Franklin Environmental Center. In “Liberal Arts and the Global Ocean,” a panel discussion with faculty and students will discuss the Advanced Field Biology: Place-based Global Biology Education class’s  off-campus, place-based learning practicing population genetics, ecology, genomics, biogeochemistry, and site mapping via Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) protocols.

Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Step back thousands of years in time and try your hand or cheer on those in the atlatl competition. The Chimney Point field is set up for accuracy and distance competitions. Contestants from all over New England and New York test their prowess in accuracy and distance by throwing at a variety of targets. Competitors pay $7 ($8 if signing up that day). More info contact Elsa Gilbertson at 802-759-2412 or Elsa.Gilbertson@vermont.gov.

Historic trees walk in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m., Rokeby, 4334 U.S. Route 7. Join naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill on a nature hike to Rokeby’s massive oak trees, each well over 100 years old. Learn about how large trees survive and prosper, how the environment affects them, and how they benefit the environment. Participants will help to take critical measurements of the trees for the Vermont Big Tree registry.

Democratic caucus in Whiting. Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-noon, Whiting Town Hall, Route 30. Calling all Whiting Democrats. Newcomers welcome. Snacks provided.

Harvest Fest in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 21, noon-3 p.m., Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Washington St. Stop by the Co-op for chats and samples with local vendors, enjoy free local burger sliders and local cider, kids activities, harvest crafts and other free stuff. Enter to win a harvest wagon from Woodstock Foods, chock full of goodies from the Co-op.

Snake Mountain hawk watch in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m., Snake Mountain summit. Hike Snake Mountain at your own pace to the summit where Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department biologists will be stationed with binoculars and spotting scopes to look for migrating hawks.

2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 21, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. See seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films, from sharply-written comedy and drama to edgy genre and an intimate family saga. Free. More info at 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Eat on the Green Food & Music Festival in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 21, 3-9 p.m., City Green. Celebrate the many fine eateries in and around Vergennes, bringing together the community at large and raising funds for local non-profits. Local food, drink and music will serve as the backdrop to the Festival’s activities, which include games for all ages, face painting  and hula-hooping and music by unruly allies, The Good Parts, Rehab Roadhouse and the lively vibes of local DJ, Fattie B.

John Barrymore’s “The Beloved Rogue” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Legendary actor John Barrymore stars in “The Beloved Rogue” (1927), a silent film epic about the exploits of François Villon, the legendary “poet, pickpocket, patriot” of medieval France. Live accompaniment by silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis.

One-act plays in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. The Bristol Gateway Players and the Lawrence Memorial Library present one-act plays by Christopher Durang and David Ives. Donations at the door will benefit the Library and the Players.

Lara Herscovitch in concert in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. She writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or info@brandon-music.net.

“Hands on a Hardbody” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Doug Anderson directs Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical — the best musical you don’t know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you’d expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. Tickets $36/$28/$18 plus fees. More info at the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

 

Sunday, Sept. 22

Birch bark basket-making workshop in Addison. Sunday, Sept. 22, Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Part of the Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship weekend. The atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing tool in use around the world before the bow and arrow. $60 fee includes all materials. Dress for getting wet. More info contact Elsa Gilbertson at 802-759-2412 or Elsa.Gilbertson@vermont.gov.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in St. Huberts, N.Y. Sunday, Sept. 22, Indian Head Peak. Hike Indian Head Peak overlooking Lower Ausable Lake, Adirondacks. A 4.7-mile loop including road approach. 730 foot elevation change. Involves 1 ladder. Hike #38 in Adirondack Trails High Peaks Region 13th edition. No dogs permitted on this trail. Call B. Ellis for details at 802-388-0936. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Better L8 Than Never car show in Bristol. Sunday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreation Field, 110 Airport Dr. More than 300 vehicles are expected, vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, raffles, bake sale, piston toss and more. Fun for the whole family. Trophies awarded for the Top 30, Best of Show, Modern Muscle, Tuner and Club Participation. Admission for spectators is free (donations are accepted for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta) and vehicle registration is only $20 per vehicle. More info at BetterL8ThanNever.com.

Orchard Run at Apple Fest in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m., Shoreham Elementary School, 130 School Rd. The 5k run/walk and 10k run will take place during the morning of Apple Fest, held at the Shoreham town green and gazebo. Orchard Run and Apple Fest are fundraisers for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library. Online registration now open at friendsoftheplatt.com. Orchard Run participants will be entered into raffle drawings and receive a discount on lunch at the Apple Fest food tent. More info at Molly@shoreham.net.

Apple Fest in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 22, noon-4 p.m., Shoreham town green. Come out and listen to music while experiencing some of the best that Addison County has to offer. Music by Snake Mountain Bluegrass, playing all afternoon in the gazebo. Lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with slaw, mac’n cheese, baked beans, apple desserts and cider. “Best Apple Pie” contest. Individuals or teams are encouraged to enter. Vendors, sampling and cider garden. Children’s activities. More info Apple Fest’s Facebook page.

Chicken Pie dinner in West Addison. Sunday Sept. 22, 12:30 p.m., Community House. Sponsored by the United Methodist Church of West Addison. Adults $10/6-10 $5/5 and under free.

Hubbardton Battlefield guided trek in Hubbardton. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Join battlefield site interpreter and Revolutionary War reenactor Bob Franzoni to hike locations of the main points of the battle, and learn about military tactics and key personalities. Included in the regular site admission of $3 for adults and free for children under 15. 

“Hands on a Hardbody” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Doug Anderson directs Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical — the best musical you don’t know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you’d expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. Tickets $36/$28/$18 plus fees. More info at the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

Last Train to Zinkov in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, perform original songs and old tunes about life and death and the beauty of the hills, featuring clawhammer banjo, fiddle, and family harmonies. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

One-act plays in Bristol. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. The Bristol Gateway Players and the Lawrence Memorial Library present one-act plays by Christopher Durang and David Ives. Donations at the door will benefit the Library and the Players.

Zig Zag Lit Mag release party in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-5 p.m., Town Hall Theater diner, Merchants Row. Come celebrate the publication of Zig Zag Lit Mag’s Issue.7, which marks three-and-a-half years of the magazine’s publication and features photography, art, poetry, and prose from 16 different contributors across 11 different towns. Free and open to the public.

Middlebury College Community Chorus rehearsal at Middlebury College. Sunday, Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Mead Chapel. Join the chorus as it begins the fall season, which will include a broad range of works, including by Middlebury composers Peter Hamlin and Sam Guarnaccia. Open to all (high school, college and adults) without audition. Info: Conductor Jeff Rehbach, rehbach@middlebury.edu or 989-7355.

 

Monday, Sept. 23

Bridge Club in Vergennes. Begins Monday, Sept. 23, 1 p.m., Otter Creek Room, Bixby Library, 258 Main St. The group will not teach bridge to a new player, but would be happy to coach a player returning to the game. More info Contact Irma Heeter at 802-877-3377 or irmaheeter@myfairpoint.com.

“Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine” with Dr. Emily Bernard in Ferrisburgh. Monday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Bernard explores the nuances and paradoxes of her identity — as a woman who grew up black in the South and who married a white man from the North, as a black professor teaching mostly white students in Vermont about race, and as a mother who adopted two babies from Ethiopia. Bernard will read from her well-received book and discuss her work. Free.

Classical Pianist Vladamir Svoysky in Middlebury. Monday Sept. 23, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Svoysky will perform works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Schubert. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

Antibiotic resistance lecture in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Room 216, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College. Antibiotic resistance continues to be a serious public health problem in the 21st century. The Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering will hosts Dr. Michael S. Gilmore from the Harvard Medical School who will speak on the “Ancient Roots of our Antibiotic Resistance Problem.” Free and open to the public.

Addison County Right to Life meeting in Bristol. Monday Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Primary agenda items include a review of our participation in AC Field Days and planning for the annual membership drive. All members are encouraged to attend and visitors are welcome. More info contact Chris Holden at 802-388-3563 or bobbillchris@rwch.net.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of chicken-n-biscuit, mashed cauliflower, peas and carrots and apple and blueberry crisp. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Walking to Water in Ripton. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-noon, Spirit in Nature Sanctuary, Goshen Rd. Take a contemplative forest walk, brook side meditation, and experience poetry for feeling more deeply our intricate connections to the forests and waters that run through the land and our beings. Co-sponsored by 350 Vermont as part of Climate Action Week. Register with Susan at sjefts@gmail.com or Ron at ron.slabaugh@gmail.com.

Practical Gardening with Marijke Niles and Vivian Branschofsky in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Niles and Branschofsky will share their expertise providing ideas for a successful fall garden, as well as different ways to prepare your flower beds for winter and suggest interesting plants for fall. Questions welcomed. Free and open to the public.

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 24 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Packing Healthy Lunches” with Kathleen Van De Weert, Registered Dietitian.

“Dirt Magic” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. “Dirt Magic” is a film documenting Downieville, Calif.’s journey from dying mining town to mountain-biking mecca. Tickets $5 individuals/$10 for families. All proceeds will go directly to the Addison County Bike Club. Patagonia clothes and gear will be raffled off. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Quilting presentation and trunk show in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Come to the Milk & Honey Quilters Guild meeting as they welcome Yolanda Fundora, a professional fine artist and fabric designer, and Pamela Zave, an accomplished art quilter whose award-winning quilts have been featured in several books and national quilt shows.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

ANWSD School closure informational meeting in Addison. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Addison Central School, 121 Route 17. Learn about the proposed plans for the district restructuring. All are welcome.

“Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg” in Orwell. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library. Vermont sent far more sharpshooters to the Union armies per capita than any other state, and they played a little-known but major role at Gettysburg. Historian Howard Coffin will discuss his recent research into this little-recognized group and consider the reasons why Vermont may have been so well represented in this elite group of marksmen. Free.

“Dark Money” on screen in Lincoln. Wednesday. Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Lincoln Library, 222 West River Rd. Bridges presents this political thriller that examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Goshen. Thursday, Sept. 26, Mt. Horrid and Great Cliffs. A moderately strenuous out and back hike of about 2 miles, with elevation gain of 1,046 feet and a side trail to the Great Cliffs. More info contact leader Dan Wright at 802-545-2309 or dmwright@gmavt.net for meeting time and place. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln.. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of meatloaf with mashed red potatoes and gravy, diced carrots, wheat roll and an orange. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Dr. Seleem Choudhury talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 26, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center’s new leader will talk about the one-, three-, and five-year strategies for Porter, as well as take questions and ideas. Free and open to the public.

“Reversing Wealth Inequality: The Case For Restoring Progressive Taxation And Bringing Wealth Home” in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., Conference Room, Robert A. Jones ‘59 House, Hepburn Rd. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-editor of Inequality.org, will cover in depth the root causes of inequalities of wealth and power across our society.

“The Joy Luck Club” onscreen in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s fall 2019 series, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” begins with “The Joy Luck Club,” the story of the struggle that four Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters confront amidst war, revolution, and immigration. A discussion will follow the film.

ANWSD School closure informational meeting in Addison. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Central School, 56 Little Chicago Rd. Learn about the proposed plans for the district restructuring. All are welcome. 

“Undeterred” on screen in Starksboro. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m., Starksboro Public Library, 2827 Route 116. Come see this documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Ariz., an intimate and unique portrait of how residents in a small rural community, caught in the crosshairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand their rights and to provide aid to injured, oft-times dying people funneled across a wilderness desert.

“Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 73 Charles Ave. Presented by the Counseling Service of Addison County, this film chronicles the storyof Kevin Hines, who, at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery. Questions and discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Sept 27, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon of beef stew over a biscuit, coleslaw, and grapenut custard. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Theft at the Gardner” lecture in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 12:15 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Security expert, investigator, and bestselling author Anthony Amore speaks about art theft, a multibillion-dollar-per-year illicit industry. Amore discusses why masterworks are stolen, by whom, and what becomes of them. Free. More info at 802.443.3168 or middlebury.edu/arts/news.

Music by Jack in Middlebury. Friday Sept. 27, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Duquette and Ruane perform a repertoire of original songs and covers with polished musicianship and harmonies. Free and open to the public.

Exhibit opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Come meet artist Dana Simson and view her exhibit “The Animals are Innocent,” a mixed media/ceramic exhibit of colorful, boat sculptures and paintings, both featuring animals. Simson’s aim is to show how the current environmental crisis affects animals.

Artists’ opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Peter K. K. Williams creates paintings in oil that are exceptional in their vivid representation of texture and light. Subjects includes landscapes inspired by Vermont, Lake Champlain and the rainforest of Costa Rica, as well as accurate recreations based upon Paleolithic cave paintings from France. More info at 802-382-9222 or townhalltheater.org.

Tom Caswell Blues Experience in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Join THT for a showcase evening with The Mojo Kings, Left Eye Jump, and The Tom Caswell Blues Band. Band leader Tom Caswell supplies tasteful yet explosive Chicago Blues style electric playing that is sure to get you out of your seats and on the dance floor. Tickets $25 adult/ $15 Student plus fees, available at 802-382-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org, or at the THT Box Office, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Cocoon live storytelling in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. This year’s theme is “Resilience.” Stay for a reception with the storytellers. Presented with sign language interpretation. Tickets $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. More info at 802.443.3168 or middlebury.edu/arts/news.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Huntington. Saturday, Sept. 28, Beane Trail to Birch Glen Shelter. Moderate 6-mile hike from Huntington to Birch Glen Shelter, then to Huntington Gap or Molly’s Balcony. More info contact Kathy Duclos at kduclos@gmavt.net or 802-453-2149. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Silver Lake bird walk in Salisbury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m., Silver Lake Trail parking lot, Lake Dunmore Rd. Join the Otter Creek Audubon Society and Moosalamoo Association and celebrate National Public Lands Day with a bird walk to Silver Lake. Migrating songbirds, especially confusing fall warblers, will be the focus as well as any water birds we might find on the lake.

Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association information session in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 9-11 a.m., Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr. Come to this info session for interested players. MAHA offers recreational and travel skating/hockey programs for ages 4 and up including Learn to Skate, Girls Learn to Play Hockey and both girls and coed travel teams. 

Children’s used book sale in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the green. Addison County Readers, sponsor of the pre-school book club Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Addison County, will be selling children’s used books during the Bristol Harvest Festival. Books 3/$1. Newer books $1 each.

Apple pressing demo in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Come see a DIY apple press in action. Cliff Hunter will be at the library to demonstrate how a Whizbang Apple Press works. Bring your own apples (and containers) to try out the press.

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Town Green. Activities are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. when the town green will come alive with more than 75 crafters and vendors, a pie eating contest, kids entertainment and live musical entertainment on the bandstand throughout the day. Musicians include Ramble Tree, Mark LaVoie, Rick Ceballos & Lausanne Allen, The Harvest Festival Band, Keith Williams and Patrick Fitzsimmons. More info at BristolHarvestFest.com.

Tossing for the Trades cornhole tournament in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Bristol Rec. Field, 110 Airport Dr.  Registration at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. start time. Silent Auction, prizes, food and drink. Cost is $30 person/$60 team. All proceeds go to benefit the Brendan P. Cousino Med47 Foundation, committed to giving funds to area 1st Response groups and awarding scholarships to area tech students entering a field in the trade. Questions or to register: at zach@med47foundation.com or 802-238-8408.

Classical Music in the Ilsley Lobby in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 11-a.m.-noon, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Students Henry and Nathan Wu will perform a concert in the library lobby and host a Q&A about classical music after their performance.

Fall Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m. Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing, 30 Porter Dr. Join Helen Porter staff and residents for this free event. Craft and goody bags for the kids, a fall photo op, apple crisp, apple cider, hot chocolate, and horse drawn trolley rides (first come, first serve). More info call 802-385-3666.

Mary Beth Stevens and Tippy the Rescue Dog in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. This New England picture book author shares “Tippy Finds a Home,” a true story of a little rescue dog who is all alone in the world and searching for his forever home, in a special storytime. Tippy will make an appearance as well. Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

“American Factory” on Screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. This acclaimed documentary film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires 2,000 blue-collar Americans still recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession. Free.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. Come for a sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. King Pede involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Nailed It - Teen Library Edition in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Do you have what it takes to re-create edible masterpieces with limited time and zero guidance? Bring your best to our “Nailed It” challenge. This event is for tweens and teens.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Spirited works by Bartók, Devienne, and Haydn showcase VSO principal flute Melissa Mielens and Ifetayo Ali, a teenage cellist from the Sphinx Program. Tickets $25 adults/$10 student (children ages 6–17 and full-time college students with ID)/ children ages 5 and under free. More info at 802.443.3168 or middlebury.edu/arts/news.

“Cutting Remarks by Bill Torrey” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Sixth-generation Vermonter, and four-time NPR Moth Story Slam winner Bill Torrey recently retired from logging with most of his sanity and darn near all his fingers and toes. Join us for an evening of storytelling about living and working in the forests of Vermont. Tickets $10-$20 plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

John Funkhouser Trio in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come to this trio’s annual show at Brandon Music Always great favorites, the wildly inventive trio are always great fun to watch and to listen to and their quality as individual musicians shines through every performance. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or info@brandon-music.net.

“Ill Seen Ill Said” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Theater, 1197 Exchange St. Gare St. Lazarre Ireland returns with one of the most beautiful and disquieting of Samuel Beckett's prose works. Attention focuses on an old woman in a cabin ‘at the inexistent center of a formless place.’ She is part of the objects, landscape, rhythms and movement of an incomprehensible universe. General seating. No reservations. Tickets $10.  More info at playhouse@vermontcoffeecompany.com.

Studio Two Beatles tribute band in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Even without the presence of thousands of screaming girls, Studio Two will perform in full character. Snacks and beverages offered by the Brandon/ForestDale Lions Club, 50/50 raffle drawn at intermission. Tickets $25, available at Carr’s Gifts, Virgil and Constance or call Fred Pockette at 802-247-6722. All proceeds go to support Lions Club programs to aid members of the community.

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

Woodchuck’s Revenge in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Woodchuck’s Revenge brings together three friends who have combined their lifelong love of music to offer their audiences an eclectic and refreshing mix of traditional and contemporary folksongs played with spirit and an old-time country sensibility. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

Jamaican hymn sing in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. A tradition since 1973, Jamaican friends who work in the local apple orchards gather each year for an evening of enthusiastic worship through song. A free will offering will be shared between the church and mission work in Jamaica.

“Ill Seen Ill Said” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Theater, 1197 Exchange St. Gare St. Lazarre Ireland returns with one of the most beautiful and disquieting of Samuel Beckett's prose works. Attention focuses on an old woman in a cabin ‘at the inexistent center of a formless place.’ She is part of the objects, landscape, rhythms and movement of an incomprehensible universe. General seating. No reservations. Tickets $10.  More info at playhouse@vermontcoffeecompany.com.

 

Monday, Sept. 30

Veterans Luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Calling all veterans to join in this monthly complimentary luncheon serving those who have served. Come meet other veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free, open to all veterans and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or pryan@residenceottercreek.com.

Book discussion in Lincoln. Library, Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., Lincoln Library, 222 West River Rd. Tommy Orange’s shattering novel “There, There” follows 12 characters from Native communities — all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 1 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Easy-to-Do Active Stretches” with Dayton Contois, Physical Therapist.

Major Jackson in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Poet, University of Vermont Professor and Guest Editor of The Best American Poetry 2019 Major Jackson presents this new published annual collection with featured poets Didi Jackson, Vievee Francis, Camille Guthrie, and Jane Shore. Free and open to the public. Booksigning to follow.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Ladies Aid Industria Rummage Sale drop off in Lincoln. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1-7 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 East River Rd. Accepting donations of clean, useable clothing and household items (no electronics or helmets) for the annual Ladies Ad Industria Rummage sale on Oct. 4 & 5.

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, N. Pleasant St. entrance. MCMC students of all levels and skill levels from a variety of studios gather to perform pieces they have been working on in their lessons. Reception with light refreshments following the salon. Free and open to the public.

“Rosie’s Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War” in Shoreham. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals the courage and hard work of the women who rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries a full generation before Rosie the Riveter and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War. A Vermont Humanities Council program.

Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s “Hamilton” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Rd. Drawing from his humble beginnings in Baltimore to his career on Broadway — most notably as George Washington in “Hamilton: The Musical,” Bryan Terrell Clark discusses how exposure to the arts can empower young people to discover the best version of themselves.

 

Thursday, Oct. 3

“Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 3, 6-7:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones Conference Room, 148 Hillcrest Rd. Tim Wise from Small Planet Institute will speak about the battle between agribusiness and small-scale family farmers in the U.S., Africa and Latin America, bringing up-to-date information from his recent fieldwork through an Open Society Fellowship.

“Jump! The 24th Annual First-Year Show” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Rd. Come celebrate the theatrical talent of Middlebury students in this fully student-written, designed, and performed event. An evening of scenes exploring the risks and rewards of taking your first or last step. Tickets $6.

 

Friday, Oct. 4

Ladies Aid Industria Rummage Sale in Lincoln. Friday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 East River Rd. More info at 802-453-2807.

Free Manufacturing Day factory tours in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Maple Landmark, 1297 Exchange St. Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for the public to learn about business and manufacturing here in the United States. Maple Landmark we will be holding tours of its 28,000-square-foot factory-store every hour, on the hour, with the first tour leaving at 9 a.m. and the last at 2 p.m. Stop by the showroom and say that you’d like to take a tour.

“The Woman’s Hour: Sex, Race, and Money in the Fight for the Vote” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss shares her research on the last step in the battle for granting the vote to women and touches on the concurrent museum exhibit exploring the controversy over women’s role in American society. Free.

Ted Wesley performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Wesley returns with his guitar, harmonicas and voice. His skills and repertoire of songs are extraordinary, unique and hugely entertaining. He’s the real deal. Free and open to the public.

Artist’s opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green, Merchants Row. A reception for a group exhibition featuring TJ Cunningham, and Helen Shulman.

Artist’s opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater at the Falls, Mill St. A reception for oil painter Ellen Granter’s solo exhibition.

Kyle Carey in Brandon. Friday Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Carey’s novel sound is an unusual trans-Atlantic fusion that includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25.  Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or info@brandon-music.net.

The Grift in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St. The Grift have been playing together on the central Vermont music scene and beyond for almost 20 years. They have serious musical and songwriting chops. Tickets $25 general admissions plus fees available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Jump! The 24th Annual First-Year Show” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 8 and 10 p.m., Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Rd. Come celebrate the theatrical talent of Middlebury students in this fully student-written, designed, and performed event. An evening of scenes exploring the risks and rewards of taking your first or last step. Tickets $6.

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section family hike in Hubbardton. Saturday, Oct. 5, Taconic Mountain Ramble, 321 St. John Rd. About 4 miles with some ascents. Group can choose from many trails; some are moderately challenging. Hike includes a stop at the park’s Japanese water and rock garden. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, lunch and hiking poles if desired. More info contact Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Ladies Aid Industria Rummage Sale in Lincoln. Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon, Burnham Hall, 52 East River Rd. $2 bag day. More info at 802-453-2807.

Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison. Saturday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, 966 Route 17. A free celebration of the Champlain Valley’s and Vermont’s wildlife for all ages. Events include bird-banding, soap and decoy carving, Vermont’s snakes and lizards, and many more. Schedule available from Fish and Wildlife Department at least a week before event. More info call 802-241-3700.

“Tazzeka” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top Paris chef and a young woman named Salma inspires him to leave home. In French with English subtitles. Free.

Kolonien in concert in Ripton. Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. The four members of the Swedish band Kolonien grew up in the traditional Swedish music scene, deeply embedded in the family. As Kolonien they reinvent their roots, both instrumentally and vocally with their rich harmonies. Refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Tickets $15 generous/ $10 general/$3 children. More info at 802-388-9782.

Heath Quartet in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The acclaimed Heath Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birth year with a performance of his Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op. 18.1; the “Serioso” quartet, op. 95; and Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Major, op. 130. Reserved seating. Tickets $22 public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin at 6:15 pm in MAC 221.

The Umoya Trio in Brandon. Saturday Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. The Umoya Trio is a multi-generational ensemble hailing from three different countries, connected by their love of recorder music and the gratification of experiencing the energy it brings with it. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or info@brandon-music.net.

“Jump! The 24th Annual First-Year Show” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Rd. Come celebrate the theatrical talent of Middlebury students in this fully student-written, designed, and performed event. An evening of scenes exploring the risks and rewards of taking your first or last step. Tickets $6.

 

Sunday, Oct. 6

Vermont Land Trust celebration in Ripton. Sunday, Oct. 6, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lunch and a panel discussion, field trips, and a business meeting. This year VLT will focus on its efforts to support farm businesses as they respond to a changing farm economy. The panel will include farmers who started and expanded businesses through working with VLT, while the field trips range from a farm tour to a nature photography session. More info at vlt.org/celebrate. Free and open to the public.

CROP Hunger Walk in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 6, noon, Town Green. Walkers will gather on the Middlebury town green between 12:00 and 12:45 p.m., at which time they will step off to a trumpet fanfare and cheering crowds.  People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to walk. The route is on sidewalks through town. Walkers can join in for any part of the route, or complete the entire walk. Twenty-five percent of funds raised goes to our own local food shelves. More info contact Patty Hallam at 802-388-1561 or online at crophungerwalk.org/middleburyvt.

Cruise fundraiser in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Oct. 6, 3-4 p.m., Basin Harbor Marina, Basin Harbor. In conjunction with their “The Animals are Innocent” exhibit, the Sheldon Museum presents an afternoon cruise along beautiful shores of Lake Champlain. Thomas Rogers from The Nature Conservancy will present a brief talk about how climate change has affected fish and wildlife in Vermont. Tickets $50, includes one complementary drink. Space is limited. More info at 802-388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

The Dissipated 8 in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 6, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Middlebury College's premier all-male a cappella group returns to EastView for an hour of song. Free and open to the public.

“Beyond Hoarding” on screen in Vergennes. Sunday, Oct. 6, 3-5 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Between two and six percent of the U.S. population struggles with hoarding disorder. In Addison County that could be as many as 2,000 people. The Addison County Hoarding Task Force presents a one night screening of this documentary with panel discussion to follow. Donations accepted.

“The Fisk Family Of Stephen Douglas” presentation in Brandon. Sunday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Bill Powers will talk about Edward Fisk (1787-1850) of Brandon, who was the uncle of Stephen Douglas (1813-1861) and helped raise him after his father died in 1813. Free Will Donation Event.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Working Fitness into a Busy Day” with Kate Wagner, M.D., Porter Women’s Health.

ANWSD School closure informational meeting in Addison. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., Vergennes Union Elementary School, 43 East St. Learn about the proposed plans for the district restructuring. All are welcome. 

Vermont 251 Club presentation in East Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Sara Partridge Community House and Library, 431 E Main St. The East Middlebury Historical Society hosts Linda Barnard, who will speak of her completion of visiting all 251 towns in Vermont. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Mystery Book Discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market & Deli, 54 College St. Meet and discuss “The Widows of Malabar Hill,” the story of Bombay’s only female lawyer, by Sujata Massey. Open to everyone, the Mystery Readers Book Group meets on Wednesdays every month.

“Tosca” performed in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Opera Company of Middlebury presents this Verdi favorite with Tosca sung by Suzanne Kantorski (who most recently sang Suor Angelica in OCM’s “Il Trittico”), James Flora as Cavaradossi (Mitch in last year’s “Streetcar Named Desire”), and Rubin Casas as Scarpia (Banquo in 2016’s “Macbeth”). Tickets $50 rows B-D/$55 rows E-M/$65 balcony, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org. More info at ocmvermont.org.

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

“Curation as Collaboration” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Andrea Rosen, curator of the Fleming Museum of Art at UVM, argues that the best curators are also the best teammates. Drawing on recent Fleming shows on Alison Bechdel, Victorian fashion, Caribbean sacred art, and more, Rosen demonstrates that collaboration — with staff, artists, and students — yields more engaging exhibitions. Free.

“The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman” in Lincoln. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Lincoln Library, 222 W. River Rd. According to the medieval Icelandic sagas, Gudrid the Far-Traveler, sister-in-law of the explorer Leif Eiriksson, came to the New World 500 years before Columbus. While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid’s story is being proved true by recent archaeological digs in Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

“Sinners, Prophets, and Seers: Moral Reform and the Second Great Awakening” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Professor Bill Hart, Middlebury College, will give this talk in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

NER Vermont Reading Series in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. An evening of new writing with poets Sara London and Sarah Wolfson, essayist Emily Arnason Casey, and fiction writer Rahat Huda. Light refreshments served and books will be available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, Oct. 11

“Tosca” performed in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Opera Company of Middlebury presents this Verdi favorite with Tosca sung by Suzanne Kantorski (who most recently sang Suor Angelica in OCM’s “Il Trittico”), James Flora as Cavaradossi (Mitch in last year’s Streetcar Named Desire”), and Rubin Casas as Scarpia (Banquo in 2016’s “Macbeth”). Tickets $50 rows B-D/$55 rows E-M/$65 balcony, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org. More info at ocmvermont.org.

Heath Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Known for “passionate performances that combine technical accomplishment with interpretative flair” (Strad), the acclaimed Heath Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birth year with his Quartet No. 2 in G Major, op. 18.2; the second “Razumovsky” quartet, op. 59.2; and Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, op. 132. Tickets $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students.

Owl Banding in Addison. Friday, Oct. 11, 8-11 p.m., Snake Mountain. Come join us for an evening of owl banding on Snake Mountain, learn why we band owls and some of the techniques that are used. This is a popular evening and participants are asked to come to only one of the dates. Come for the evening or just half an hour. There will be signage as you near the location.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section foliage hike in Addison County. Saturday, Oct. 12, location and time TBD. A moderate climb up one of the small mountains in the Champlain Valley, 2-3 hours and under 1,000 feet elevation gain, with hope for good foliage views. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, lunch and hiking poles if desired. More info contact leader David Andrews at 802-388-4894 or vtrevda@yahoo.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 8-10 a.m., Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland, Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife. Meet at Otter View parking area. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders are welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. More info at 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

“Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Quilters throughout the area will display their quilts in the Milk & Honey Quilter’s Guild guild’s fifth biennial show. Exhibits, appraisals, vendors, raffles and a fundraiser for Addison County Habitat for Humanity. Special exhibits of “Quilts of Valor” made for veterans and active duty service members. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com.

Middlebury Community Music Center student concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Students from MCMC return to EastView for an outreach concert. Come enjoy the wide variety of talent. Free and open to the public.

“Turandot” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 with refreshments sponsored by the Opera Company of Middlebury. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org. More info at townhalltheater.org.

Marrowbone in Lincoln. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m., Ripton Rd. and environs. After a 10-year hiatus, Marrowbone returns with its celebration of storytelling outside in the autumn woods. Audience members are guided on a winding path, stopping for performances of poems, music and dance, culminating  in the pine woods around the fire. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children/$25 family, available at Emeraldrose Gifts in Bristol, Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven, Northern Daughters Gallery in Vergennes or at marrowbone.org.

“Parasite” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, 356 College St. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Cannes Film Festival Winner: Palme d'Or. In Korean with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Oct. 12, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Peter Stix from Albany calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

Brandon Has Talent in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Brandon’s 6th Annual Talent Show continues to showcase the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Tickets, adults $8/seniors and students $6/Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult, Free.

802 Blues Revue2 in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Based on overwhelming audience responses, (and a sold-out show in 2018) Downtown Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen return as VOH’s season-opening performance. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance online and $20 at the door. More info at vergennesoperahouse.org.

“Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project: When Birds Refused to Fly” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Choreographed by Olivier Tarpaga and set to the music of Orchestre Super Volta, “When Birds Refused to Fly” is a dance theatre piece that examines what it is to build up and break down in the name of change. Tickets  $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students.

“Artemisia: Light and Shadow” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Harpsichordist and Middlebury alumna Gwen Toth and singer-actor Sarah Chalfy present the story of 17th-century painter and feminist heroine Artemisia Gentileschi in a production of music, theatre, and image, including songs by Baroque composer Barbara Strozzi. Free.

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section YAC hike in Brandon. Sunday, Oct. 13, Mt. Horrid great cliff. Estimated 1.5 hours round trip. The Young Adventurers hike starts from the Brandon Gap by climbing rock staircases to see beautiful views of Brandon Gap at the perfect time for Vermont’s fall leaf-peeping season. More info contact YAC leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or laurenbierman1218@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey” in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Quilters throughout the area will display their quilts in the Milk & Honey Quilter’s Guild guild’s fifth biennial show. Exhibits, appraisals, vendors, raffles and a fundraiser for Addison County Habitat for Humanity. Special exhibits of “Quilts of Valor” made for veterans and active duty service members. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com.

Ripton Ridge Run in Ripton. Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m., Ripton Elementary School, 753 Lincoln Rd. Friends of Ripton School’s annual fundraiser to benefit the school. Race includes a 5K run, 10.4K run, and a non-competitive 5K Fun Walk and a short, non-competitive event for young children. All courses start and finish at the school. Race check-in and day of race registration open at 11 a.m. Races begin at 12:30 p.m. More info at riptonridgerun.addisoncentralsu.org.

Marrowbone in Lincoln. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., Ripton Rd. and environs. After a 10-year hiatus, Marrowbone returns with its celebration of storytelling outside in the autumn woods. Audience members are guided on a winding path, stopping for performances of poems, music and dance, culminating  in the pine woods around the fire. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children/$25 family, available at Emeraldrose Gifts in Bristol, Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven, Northern Daughters Gallery in Vergennes or at marrowbone.org.

Robert Wyatt in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 13, 3-4 p.m., Community Room,  EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Join music specialist Wyatt as he raises the curtain on a lively afternoon that examines and celebrates Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatrical artistry, filled with clips and recordings that cover the full range of his career from his earliest to most recent works. Free and open to the public.

“Tosca” performed in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Opera Company of Middlebury presents this Verdi favorite with Tosca sung by Suzanne Kantorski (who most recently sang Suor Angelica in OCM’s “Il Trittico”), James Flora as Cavaradossi (Mitch in last year’s “Streetcar Named Desire”), and Rubin Casas as Scarpia (Banquo in 2016’s “Macbeth”). Tickets $50 rows B-D/$55 rows E-M/$65 balcony, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org. More info at ocmvermont.org.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 15 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Setting Goals to Help You Succeed” with Sumra Harper-Deas, Registered Dietician.

Trio Sefardi performs in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. These remarkable musicians bring the vibrant past into the living present, and will share with us their love and wide-ranging experience with Sephardic music. Tickets $18-$25 plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Kristin Kimball in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Kimball, author of the bestselling “The Dirty Life,” will present her new memoir “Good Husbandry,” about her 500-acre draft horse-powered farm, at a reading and book signing. Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

“Lake Effect” on screen in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, Oct. 17, 5:30-8  p.m., Town Offices and Community Center, 3279 Route 7. Lincoln Creek Association hosts this screening and discussion on the locally-produced documentary, which explores research from Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Dr. Elijah Stommel into a possible connection between blue-green algae blooms that are fed by excess phosphorus in lakes, and the neurodegenerative disease ALS. Refreshments served. Free and open to all.

“Marty” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. This film tells the story of a lonely bachelor who wonders if he will ever find happiness. And then, one night his life changes. “Marty” won four Academy Awards — Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Ernest Borgnine) and Best Screenplay (Paddy Chayefsky). The latest offering by the Middlebury Classic Film Club.

“Precolonial African Sexuality, Contemporary Homophobia and #LimitlessAfricans” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Fulbright-winning artist Mikael Chukwuma Owunna discusses how “Limit(less),” his series of photographic portraits of LGBTQ+ Africans in diaspora, uses celebratory imagery to challenge a colonial legacy of homophobia. Meet the artist at a reception following this illustrated lecture. Free.

“Spirited Vermont: Green Mountain Mediums, Mystics, and Miracle Workers” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Joe Citro, author and VPR commentator, will give this talk in conjunction with the Museum’s fall exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with Museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended at 802-388-2117.

Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-8 p.m., Vermont Tree Goods, 27 Main St. The second of 5-Town Friends of the Arts’ pop-up concerts. Come on out and enjoy some terrific local music. Admission by free will donation.

“Miles Davis: The Birth of the Cool” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The first film in the MNFF’s new series, MNFF Selects. Directed by Stanley Nelson, this portrait of the gifted musician Miles Davis is rich, probing, exhilarating and utterly honest. Tickets $15/series pass $105, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Friday, Oct. 18

“Provenance Matters in Ancient Art” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Associate Curator of Ancient Art Pieter Broucke explains why provenance matters when building a teaching collection of antiquities. While these issues often complicate the acquisition of works of art, they can also be enriching, as demonstrated by examples from Middlebury’s own holdings. Free.

Carpenters Tribute Concert in Brandon. Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Direct from Las Vegas, this concert stars Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and pianist Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter. It is the definitive show celebrating the music and legacy of the famed brother-sister duo. Tickets adults $12/seniors and students $10.

The Logger’s Tiny Town Hall Tour in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St. Actor Rusty DeWees performs an evening of comedy, music, and stories in a benefit for Bristol Recreation Department. Tickets $22. More info at thelogger.com.

“The Burning Hell” performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Don’t be fooled by the name — Atlantic Canadian trio The Burning Hell plays joyous, wry and witty lyric-driven songs that swing from folk to garage rock, with hints of klezmer, country, rembetika and old-fashioned storytelling along the way. Tickets $15 plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

Owl Banding in Addison. Friday, Oct. 18, 8-11 p.m., Snake Mountain. Come join us for an evening of owl banding on Snake Mountain, learn why we band owls and some of the techniques that are used. This is a popular evening and participants are asked to come to only one of the dates. Come for the evening or just half an hour. There will be signage as you near the location. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Salisbury. Saturday, Oct. 19, Silver Lake Loop. A moderate hike up to and around Silver Lake near Lake Dunmore. Steepest incline for the first mile or so and then levels out. Approximately 5 miles, 3 hours. If time, chance to see Falls of Lana on the way up or down. Bring a lunch/snack. More info contact leader Liana Merrill at merrill.liana@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Craft fair and raffle in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 85 S. Maple St. Hand-crafted jams and jellies, knitted and quilted items, soaps and candles, wood toys and ornaments, Maple syrup etc. Pies, breads and pastries, luncheon and raffle. Proceeds benefit St. Peter’s Cemetery Association.

Masquerade ball in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Pull out your costumes and come to this fundraiser to benefit the Brandon Library and Friends of the Brandon Town Hall. All proceeds going to these great organizations will help support their ongoing projects. A cabaret-style soirée with prizes for the best costumes, a cash bar, snacks and some great DJ music by the Jam Man. Tickets adults $12/if in costume $10/couples $20/both in costume $18/16 and under in costume free.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Food & Lit book discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m., Kiss the Cook, 16 Merchants Row. Presented with the Vermont Book Shop, meet and discuss “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan, and enjoy Sicilian Broccoli and Sausage. $5 per person, limited to 10 people. R.S.V.P. at the Vermont Book Shop. Book purchase not required to participate.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24

“Walking across Switzerland: The Haute Route and the Via Alpina” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section vice-president Morris Earle will show pictures and tell tales from his recent hikes in the Alps. Light refreshments. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“The Devil’s Cabinet: The Eddy Family of Spirit Mediums” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Jason Smiley, independent researcher, will give this talk as part of the Sheldon’s fall exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with Museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

“Dana Tang, Gluckman Tang Architects: Recent Work.” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Chateau Rd. Cameron Visiting Architect Dana Tang, AIA, presents recent work for museums, galleries, universities, and other clients, including the Brant Art Foundation Building, Drexel University’s Korman Center, and the De Maria Pavilion. Free.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940’s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actor’s Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Ripton. Friday, Oct. 25, Skylight Pond and Long Trail. A strenuous hike of 5-7 miles up the Skylight Pond trail and maybe a bit along the Long Trail. This hike is dog friendly. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and boots. More info contact Ellen Cronan at ecronana@yahoo.com or 908-595-2926. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rummage and bake sale in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St.

Mark Harding performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Specializing in popular songs from the 20s to the 70s, guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist Harding returns as EastView’s Family Café. Free and open to the public.

“Faust” on screen in Brandon. Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Directed by F.W. Murnau, this 1926 films stars Emil Jannings in a terrifying version of the classic tale. A visual tour de force, full of creepy characters and frightening images. The annual ‘Chiller Theatre’ presentation for Halloween.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940’s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actor’s Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Wallingford. Saturday, Oct. 26, White Rocks Cliffs. About 3.5 miles round trip in the southern Green Mountain National Forest. Views of the Route 7 valley and Taconic and Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, lunch and hiking poles if desired. More info contact Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Song Bird Banding in Addison. Thursday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-noon, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center, 966 VT Route 17. Participants will have a chance to observe and learn why we band birds while also learning about ID techniques both up close and afar.

Rummage and bake sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St.

Maiden Vermont with John Gailmor in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., Middlebury Union High School Auditorium, 73 Charles Ave. Maiden Vermont Chorus women’s barbershop-style chorus performs a wide variety of music in the barbershop style. Since 1971 Jon Gailmor has created and performed music for humans prenatal through prehistoric, spanning the entire emotional spectrum. Tickets $25 adults/$22 seniors/$15 students, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940’s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actor’s Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27

Game day in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 27, noon-6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Try out and play Eurogames such as Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, Dominion, and Sentinels of the Multiverse, etc., as well as more familiar American-style games. Free.

William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing*” (*at dinner) in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. At an elegant 1940’s dinner party, eight members of an acting troupe have decided to act out Shakespeare’s brilliant romantic comedy to entertain their friends — you, the audience — in this Middlebury Actor’s Workshop production. Tickets $25 adults/$12 students, plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 30

“Leonardo: The Works” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Great Art Wednesdays resumes with this film about “the world’s favorite artist.” His paintings and drawings will be the focus of the film, which presents every single attributed painting. The film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life through the prism of his art. Tickets adult $13/students $8, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” screening in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., Marquis Theatre & Cafe, 65 Main St. One day only screening party featuring door prizes, come-in-costume raffle for movie passes, free food and gift certificates, and book sales. Presented with the Vermont Book Shop. Buy movie pass and book for discount on both or regular price passes also available.

“Night at the Museum” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Get ready to be spooked at the Sheldon Museum at an evening of ghost storytelling by community members and other pre-Halloween entertainment. Free and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon’s exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.”

 

Thursday, Oct. 31

“The Bacchae 2.1” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to acknowledge him as a god. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Friday, Nov. 1

“The Bacchae 2.1” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to acknowledge him as a god. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

Low Lily in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Direct from Brattleboro with a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Tickets $20-$25 adults/ $18 students. plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in East Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, meet at Waybury Inn, 547 E. Main St. An easy, mostly flat hike of about three miles, with commentary about significant places and buildings along the way, with the option of sharing a cold brew afterwards. More info contact leader Bruce Yelton at 802-989-7752 or praxisresearchinc@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

St. Peter’s annual penny fair in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Come for a fun-filled day. Chance to win a variety of great prizes for pennies a chance. Fun for all ages.

“Manon” live in HD In Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Massenet’s tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, *Showtime differs from the Met’s original broadcast on Oct. 26. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

“The Bacchae 2.1” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. In Charles Mee’s update of the classic Greek play, Dionysus comes to Thebes where the city’s ruler refuses to acknowledge him as a god. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

Moors & McCumber in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. Incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song. Refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $15 generous/$10 general/$3 children. More info at 802-388-9782.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

“Sonic Preservation of the Berlin Wall” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Pamela Jordan of the Netherlands’ HEAD-Genuit-Foundation analyzes the Berlin Wall as a sonic infrastructural space. Propaganda broadcasts, guard dogs, gunfire, and sirens were violent, auditory markers along the barrier. Free.

Middlebury Community Music Center Salon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 6. 2, 6 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, N. Pleasant St. entrance. MCMC students of all levels and skill levels from a variety of studios gather to perform pieces they have been working on in their lessons. Reception with light refreshments following the salon. Free and open to the public.

“Blurring the Lines Between Sacred and Secular” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. How might the interests and concerns of faith communities intersect with those of the secular world without upsetting the boundaries between religion and the state? Reverend Dr. Arnold Thomas leads an open discussion of faith in the modern world.

 

Thursday, Nov. 7

“The Hutchinson Family Singers: Huzzas, Horrors, and Bumps in the Night” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Musicologist and author Dale Cockrell tells stories of the Hutchinsons in conjunction with the Sheldon’s exhibit “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

“Dreaming about Design” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Chateau Rd. While most design projects take on lives of their own, a few become all-consuming. Cameron Visiting Architect Ben Allred, visiting assistant professor and associate at TruexCullins Architecture in Burlington, presents the top five projects he obsessed over by day and dreamed about by night, comprising architecture, graphic design, and set design. Free.

 

Friday, Nov. 8

NER Out Loud in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. This sixth-annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. For mature audiences. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 9

Monthly Wildlife Walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, 8-10 a.m., Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland, Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders are welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. More info call 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

“Engaging Racism” community discussion in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, noon-1 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Renee Wells, Director of Education for Equity and Inclusion at Middlebury College, will lead a community discussion of the book “March: Book 1” by Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, this year’s selection for the Vermont Reads program.

“Madama Butterfly” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging returns, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Scott Morrison will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 p.m. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Lausanne Allen calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? Call 802-462-3722.

Dwight & Nicole perform in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Several years and many awards and accolades later, VOH welcomes Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson back for their dynamic live show and well-crafted songs. Joining them on stage is powerhouse drummer Ezra Oklan. Tickets $15 in advance online and $20 at the door. Doors and cash bar open at 6:30 p.m. More info at vergennesoperahouse.org.

Dissipated Eight in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Middlebury College’s famous a capella group returns for their 4th performance with great singing, harmony and a touch of comedy. Tickets adults $8/ seniors and students $6.

Stile Antico in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Three-time Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Stile Antico presents “Breaking the Habit,” a concert celebrating the unprecedented number of female rulers in the 16th century, from the powerful Medici women in Italy to the great Tudor queens of England. Tickets: $28 public/$22 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Sunday, Nov. 10

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section family hike in Monkton. Sunday, Nov. 10, Raven Ridge. A family and Young Adventurers Club afternoon walk on Nature Conservancy property onto a ridge with overviews and interesting geological formations. Wear appropriate clothing. Bring water and hiking poles if desired. Ready to walk at 1 p.m. Contact Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 802-388-5407, or YAC leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or laurenbierman1218@gmail.com. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

No Strings Marionettes in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. No Strings Marionettes will perform “Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale with 11 exquisitely crafted marionettes amidst sumptuous story book scenery. A transforming sprite, a fashionable knight and a seven foot dragon partake in this new fable. Tickets $8 adults/$8, seniors and students $6/children 5 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

“The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Follow the life and career of accomplished caricaturist and artist Al Hirschfeld, who rose to prominence drawing caricatures of Broadway actors and other celebrities for the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times in the 1920s. A Great Art Wednesday event. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Tintoretto at 500: Celebrating a Venetian Renaissance Master” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury Alum Robert Echols, curator of landmark retrospective shows in Venice and Washington, honors the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto with a new assessment of the painter and his contribution, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the organization of a major international art exhibition. Free.

Food & Lit Book Discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., Kiss the Cook, 16 Merchants Row. Presented with the Vermont Book Shop, meet and discuss a book (to be selected, see website(s) for details), and enjoy a prepared food pairing. $5 per person, limited to 10 people. R.S.V.P. at the Vermont Book Shop; book purchase not required to participate.

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Otter Creek Audubon Society annual dinner and meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30-8:45 p.m. American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. The featured speaker will be Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, the Vermont State Climatologist. Reservations are needed for 6 p.m. dinner. Call Sue Rasmussen at 802-897-5411 for reservations. OCAS members will receive a separate invitation by mail. No fee for talk at 7:15.

“A Raisin in the Sun” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday Nov. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Classic Film Club presents this groundbreaking 1961 film starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee. An insurance payment to a disadvantaged African American family presents an opportunity and a challenge when diverging pathways to happiness clash. This groundbreaking film was adapted from Lorraine Hansberry’s inspired play. Free.

“By Seen and Unseen Hands: Spirit Artists and their Art in the 21st Century” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Associate Professor Stephen Wehmeyer, Champlain College, presents this talk in conjunction with the museum’s fall exhibit, “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform.” Free with Museum admission. Space is limited, advance reservations are recommended by calling 802-388-2117.

Va et Vient in Bristol. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7-8 p.m., Vermont Tree Goods, 27 Main St.  The third of three pop-up concerts presented by 5-Town Friends of the Arts. Come on out and enjoy some terrific local music. Admission by free will donation.

Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game,” “Remember Song,” “Urge for Going” and “Merrimack County.” Tickets $49 plus fees, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Friday, Nov. 15

“David Crosby: Remember My Name” on screen in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., TownHall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. MNFF Selects presents A.J. Eaton’s documentary — an unforgettable and intimate story of a man whose brutally honest self-reflection illuminates a life that continues to be controversial and creative in equal measure.  Experience David Crosby, human being, survivor, living his own truth, out loud. Individual ticket $15/series pass $105, available at 802-388-9222, tickets@townhalltheater.org or at the box office Monday-Saturday, noon-5. More info at townhalltheater.org.

Middlebury College Orchestra fall concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join the College orchestra to explore major works from the classical to the contemporary with conductor Evan Bennett. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 16, Means Woods, Seminary St. Extension. A moderate hike through Means Woods and up and around Chipman Hill. 3.5 miles RT, 400-foot elevation gain. Bring snack and water and poles if desired. More info contact David Andrews at vtrevda@yahoo.com or 802-388-4894. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Melissa D & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Sit back, relax and experience the coffeehouse vibe with the warm music of Americana folk/rock artist Melissa D. A native of Rutland, she is a classically trained vocalist with a distinct voice that immediately sets her apart from the pack. Tickets $8 adults/seniors and students $6.

The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The SIJE celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and favorites from the classic big band repertoire. Dick Forman, director. Free.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble and Afropop Band in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Rd. The African Music and Dance Ensemble performs a repertoire that showcases the stylistic diversity and instrumental richness of traditional East African musical cultures. The second half of the concert features the Afropop Band performing in musical styles from East, West, North, South, and Central Africa.

 

Friday, Nov. 22

Turtle Island Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut, Piano, in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet makes its Middlebury debut in a collaborative concert with the series’ most frequent jazz artist, acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut. The partnership is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music. Toast the artists at a free post-concert reception. Tickets: $30 public/$25 Midd ID card holders/$10 youth/$6 Midd students.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcases choreography by emerging Middlebury College student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece. Tickets  $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

 

Saturday, Nov. 23

“Akhnaten” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. Jim Pugh will give a pre-show talk in the Byers Studio downstairs at 12:15 p.m. Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, Tickets $24/$10 students plus fees, available at THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m., or online at townhalltheater.org.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 23, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcases choreography by emerging Middlebury College student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece. Tickets  $15 public/$12 Midd ID card holders/$8 youth/$6 Midd students.

2nd Annual Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Barn Opera brings back the talented emerging operatic artists to the Brandon Town Hall to compete for monetary prizes and performance opportunities with Barn Opera and other regional organizations. Tickets $20 adults/students 17 and under $10.  

 

Sunday, Nov. 24

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 24, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free.

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Winter coat give-away in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 29, Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Don’t be cold this winter. The church will be accepting donations of coats for their annual give-away on Monday, Nov. 4.

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike. Saturday, Nov. 30, time and location TBD. A “leader’s choice” hike of 6-10 miles on the Long Trail. Moderate to difficult, conditions will determine route and mileage. Contact Ellen Cronan at ecronana@yahoo.com or 908.595.2926 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Winter coat give-away in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 30, Middlebury United Methodist Church, N. Pleasant St. Don’t be cold this winter. The church will be accepting donations of coats for their annual give-away on Monday, Nov. 4.

 

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