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Windham County

MUSIC

Kevin Parry open mic: 7-10 p.m. at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Free. 802-257-7563.

Funk Night, live band: 9:30 p.m. at Metropolis, Elliot Street, Brattleboro.

Jazz Soiree: 7:30 p.m. Rob Fletcher in a house concert at Wendy Redlinger's 2596 Tater Lane, Guilford. Rob Fletcher, Nancy Janoson and Mowgli Giannitti. $15 to $20 at the door. 802-254-6189 for directions.

Film

Live music accompaniment to "Modern Times": 7 p.m. Dan DeWalt to play on acoustic piano music he composed for Charlie Chaplin's last silent film. Admission by donation, Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Paint Parties Mountain Painters & Artisan Gallery: 6-8 p.m. Mountain Market Place, 5700 Rte. 100, Londonderry. 802-824-6555. Please register in advance to reserve space.

Writers and readers event: 7-8 p.m. The Book Lounge for poets, writers, and readers to mingle. Topic: What it means to write. At The Lounge in the Duo Restaurant, 136 Main St., Brattleboro.

Gun Talk: 7 p.m. "Off-Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns." Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Theater


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"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

"Murder for Two": 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Exhibit Opening: "The Power of Children" Cheshire Children's Museum, Colony Mill Marketplace, 2nd floor, 222 West Street, Keene, N.H. through Oct. 20,. 603 -903-1800. $5. Appropriate children age 8 and up.

Friday, Sept. 2

Windham County

Music

T. Breeze and friend: 4-7 p.m. West Townshend Farmers Market. Rte .30, West Townshend

Miscellaneous

River Songs: 6:30-7:30 p.m. From the River, To the River with Brattleboro River Valley Strummers at the riverfront park behind the museum and train station.

Gallery Walk Performance: 6-6:45 p.m. Students of New England Center for Circus Arts perform outside. Inside exhibit of circus art and artistry. necenterforcircusarts.org or brattleboromuseum.org.

Opening Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Karen Gaudette: wishing for the Moon at Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-257-4777. galleryinthewoods.com

Opening Reception: 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Photographs by John Willis entitled "House/Home, A Work in Progress," at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Grand Opening: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Art exhibit: The Power of Water the Power of Words:, The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro

Coffee Break: 7:30 a.m. An all-day coffee break with bagels, oatmeal, apple cider donuts, sandwiches and more, hosted by the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community at the Welcome Center, I-91, Guilford.

Bennington County

Theater

"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

"Murder for Two": 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West Town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

"All My Sons": 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

"The Consul, The Tramp, and America": 7:30 p.m. at Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 tickets $37 at oldcastletheatre.org

Miscellaneous

Grandma Moses birthday party: 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the birthday of Anna Mary Robertson with cake and a guided tour of the Moses Gallery. 6:30 p.m. Jamie Franklin in conversation about the artwork of Milton Avery. Every First Friday is "Pay-What-You-Wish" after 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Windham County

MUSIC

Swing Easy at The Lounge: 7-10 p.m. Selector Singh plays funk, soul and roots music. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Swing Street: 8-10:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Brewing, Cathy Martin, Scott Sizer. 16 Main St., Saxtons River. No cover.

Labor Day Weekend Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friends of Music at Guilford's annual concert in The Organ Barn at Tree Frog Farm, Guilford. Free admission, donations encouraged. Follow signs from Guilford Country Store on Route 5. 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org.

Family Karaoke: With Good Times, 7-11 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

The Edd: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Burlington's psychedelic rock group performing at Memorial Hall, 14 West main St., Wilmington. $10 at theeddmusic@gmail.com or at the door.

Film

Off the Beaten Path: 4 p.m. "Maggie's Plan" Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. latchis.com for information.

Miscellaneous

Bake sale and silent auction: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fundraising event for Grafton Historical Society in front of the museum on Main Street in Grafton. Information at 802-843-2485

Bennington County

MUSIC

Hamilton Sing-Along: 5-7 p.m. Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester. Reservations required at 802-362-2500. Information at wilburtoninn.com

Theater

"Lady Day": 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival present Lanie Robertson's look into the live of Billie Holiday at Emerson's Bar and Grill. Cheney Rd. Dorset. $18-$45 at dorsettheatrefestival.org.

"Murder for Two": 2 and 7:30 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 2 and 7:30 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

"The Consul, The Tramp, and America": 7:30 p.m. at Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 tickets $37 at oldcastletheatre.org

Miscellaneous

Garlic and Herb Festival: 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 200 vendors of garlic inspired booths. $6 online. $8 at the gate. $2 for children Camelot village, Rte. 9, Bennington.

Over the border

VT Shakedown: 7:30-10:30 p.m. at The Pizza Stone, Chester. Free.

Flux Capacitor: 9 p.m. at The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield, Mass. doors open at 8 p.m. $5 in advance or $8 at the door. 413-320-9679.

Dance

Champagne Jam: 7 -11 p.m. Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club at Elmm Community Center, Durkee St., off Parker St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794 or 802-722-9205. Everyone welcome.

Miscellaneous

Labor and Leisure Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Billings Farm & Museum, Rte. 12 - 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. 802-457-2355

Sunday, Sept. 4

Windham County

Music

Labor Day Weekend Concert: 2 p.m. Friends of Music at Guilford's 50-piece Guilford Festival Orchestra in a lawn concert at Tree Frog Farm, Guilford. Free admission, donations encouraged. Follow signs from Guilford Country Store on Route 5. 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org.

Dance

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m. 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Anja Daniel and Jim Desmond. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Film

Off the Beaten Path: 44 p.m. "Maggie's Plan" Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. latchis.com for information.

Miscellaneous

Guilford Country Fair, Guilford Fair Grounds: Opens at 8 a.m. Off Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford.

Bennington County

Theater

"Murder for Two": 3 p.m. OtherStages, 982 Route 100S, Weston. Pre-show dinner available at West town Eatery (West Town Eatery, downstairs at MainStage Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets and reservations at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

'All My Sons': 3 p.m. a Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston. Tickets at 802-824-5288 or westonplayhouse.org.

"The Consul, The Tramp, and America": 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 tickets $37 at oldcastletheatre.org

Miscellaneous

Garlic and Herb Festival: 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 200 vendors of garlic inspired booths. $6 online. $8 at the gate. $2 for children Camelot village, Rte. 9, Bennington.

Monday, Sept. 5

Windham County

Miscellaneous Guilford Country Fair, Guilford Fair Grounds: Opens at 8 a.m. Off Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Windham County

Dance

"Shall We Dance?" Lessons: 6 p.m. West Coast Swing; 7 p.m. Beginner Foxtrot class. Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10 802-365-0233 or 802-579-9990.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Talk on Milton Avery: Green Mountain Academy hosts Bennington Museum Curator Jamie Franklin to talk about the artist, held at Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room. 57 Seminary Ave, Manchester.$15 in advance, $20 at the door. greenmtnacademy.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Windham County

DANCE

African Drum Class: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Instructor: Raoul Ombang. $10 The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. africandancevt.com

African Dance Class: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Guest teacher Khady Malal Badji. 10 The Brattleboro Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. africandancevt.com

Miscellaneous

Opening Reception: 5-7:30 p.m. Large offset printed editions of Chester and the Stone Village, plus other artwork. Chester's Whiting Library, main Street. Show continues through Oct. 28

Bennington County

Theater

"The Consul, The Tramp, and America": 7:30 p.m. at Old Castle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. 802-447-0564 tickets $37 at oldcastletheatre.org

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Vermont Reads: 6:30 p.m. Author Michael Tougias will present his book "The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue," now a Disney movie, at Springfield Town Library 43 Main St.. 802-885-3108

ONGOING

Windham County

Rockingham Library Genealogy Group: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Bring your laptop. Many free databases available at the library. Both beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270.

Art Exhibit: The work of Bonnie Mennell on display through end of September at the Putney Library, 55 Main St., Putney. Mon.-Fri- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: New exhibits – Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns, through Oct. 23; The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island, through Aug. 29; Chaos and Light: Jamie Young, through Oct. 23; and Union Station: Gateway to the World, through Oct. 23. brattleboromuseum.org

Jen Violette Exhibit: Confluence gallery shows artist's paintings and blown glass sculptures through Sept. 4. E.J. Bullock building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro.

Photography Exhibit: Photography by Jimmy ienner, Jr. at Flat Iron Exchange, 51 the Square, Bellows Falls.

Art Exhibit: C.X. Silver Gallery for Selections from "Edge" by Cai. 814 Western Ave., Brattleboro. On view through Sept. 18 by appointment. 802-257-7898

Art Exhibit: Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamenetzky's Elemental Vessels and Hidden Agenda on view at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts through Sept. 18. 183 Main St., Brattleboro

Art Exhibit: Watercolors by Shane Harris at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. mainstreetarts.org.

Art exhibit: The Power of Water the Power of Words:, Through September at The River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro

Bennington County

Milton Avery's Vermont: Plein air pencil sketches, watercolors, oil paintings on view through Nov. 6 Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry on view through Oct. 2 in the Regional Artists Gallery at Bennington Museum. 75 Main St., Bennington. Meet the artist on July 16 at 3 p.m. Information at 802-447-1571.

David Brewster Exhibit: Quixotic Encounters, through Oct. 3 at the Southern Vermont Art Center, Wilson Museum, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester. svac.org

Duane Michaels Photography: Photographs from the Floating World on view at Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington,until Oct. 30.

Over the border

Gnomes vs. Flamingos: A brief history of lawn ornamentation through Sept. 6 at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, N.H. Free. hsccnh.org

GEOMORPH/Things Change and They Change Again: Until Nov. 5., Photographer Chris Triebert's work on view at Vermont Folklife Center's Vision & Voice Gallery in Middlebury. Reception Oct. 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Sculptures: Willard Boepple's outdoor sculptures In the gallery's greenspace at The Barn at Cynthia-Reeves , 28 Main St. Walpole, N.H. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 603-756-4160

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Circus classes: A fun way to cross train. Registration begins Sept. 6 . New England Center for Circus Arts. Full list and to register at necenterforcircusarts.org. 802-254-9780.

Collect and Connect: Tuesday, Sept. 6-Friday, Sept. 9. Experimental class investigating materials and techniques in crocheting, coiling, twining, netting, wrapping, stitching and more. $325. Jackie Abrams Studio. jackieabrams.com

The Choir School: Level One for children ages 8-10 meets Thursdays, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Begins Sept. 15 Level Two for ages 11 to 16 is a more advanced choir. New students need one year of some prior musical experience. Meets Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45 p.m. Begins Sept. 13. St., Michael's Episcopal Church. 802-348-7735. or 802-254-6048.

River Gallery School, rivergalleryschool.org

Seminar on Philosophy of Sequencing: Thursday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 11. Th. 5-8:30 p.m.; Fri. 1-6 p.m.; Sat. 1-6:30 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $360. Financial aid available. Housing available for out-of-towners.

Painterly Abstraction: Part 2. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 12 and 13, 1-4 p.m. Creative ideas for your existing abstract paintings.

31-31 Main St., Brattleboro, 802-257-1577