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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.

Sammich: 8-11 p.m. Funk jam and rock. Whetstone Station, 35 Bridge St., Brattleboro. Information at whetstonestation.com or 802-490-2354

Dance

Gentle Folk Dancing: 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Putney Cares Activities Barn, Kimball Hill, Putney, Thursdays, through early June. Taught by Melissa Lovell Post. No partner or experience necessary. $8. First class free.

Theater

'Boys Next Door': 7:30 p.m. A look into the lives of young men with disabilities. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 atplayhouse.org or 877-666-1855.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge: 7 p.m., 4 High Street, Brattleboro.

Author Event: 7 p.m. Robin MacArthur reads from her collection of short stories "Half Wild." Putney Library, 55 Main St. Putney.

Artist Talk: 7 p.m. John Willis presents and discusses his photography exhibit "House/Home, A Work in Progress". At Brattleboro Museum & Art Center , 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Exhibit remains open through Oct. 23.

Bennington County

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

Over the border

Miscellaneous

Season Kick-Off Party: 4:30 p.m. Keene State College's Redfern Arts Center, Alumni Recital Hall. 90 Wyman Way, Keen, N.H. Free.

Friday, Sept. 16

Windham County

Music

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m. Eugene Uman Quartet. The Lounge, 4 High St., Brattleboro. No cover. 202-403-1988

Theater

'Doggie Hamlet': 5 p.m. Vermont Performance Lab presents project that links sheep farming with dance-theater. Vermont Shepherd Farm, Patch Road, Westminster West. $10-$15 at vermontperformancelab.org. 802-257-3360

'Boys Next Door': 7:30 p.m. A look into the lives of young men with disabilities. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 atplayhouse.org or 877-666-1855.

Dance

Cha Cha: 7 p.m. Mixed rhythms dance 8-10 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/class. 802-365-0233, 802-579-9990.

Miscellaneous

Literary Series: 7 p.m. Poet and visual artist Bianca Stone talks with host Vermont Poet Laureate Chard DeNiord. $10 donation. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. nextstagearts.org

Author Event: 7 p.m. Bill Lockwood debuts "Buried Gold" at Village Square Booksellers. Walpole, N.H. author presents his latest mystery novel. Book reservations 802-463-9404 . 32 Square, Bellows Falls.

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

Miscellaneous

Book Event: 7 p.m. "We are Unprepared" reading and signing with author Meg Little Reilly. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Ctr.

Over the border

Theater

The Dixie Swim Club: 7:30 p.m. Five southern women and their lifelong friendships. $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Reservations at dixieswimtickets@gmail.com, cash and checks at door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Windham County

Music

Kurt Rosenwinkel and Bandit 65: 8 p.m. $20-$40 general, $15 students with ID. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill.

Luminous Crush: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.$10 at the door. Wardsboro Town Hall, Main Street, Wardsboro. 802-896-6810

Dance

Disco Dance Party: 8-11 p.m. Studio 33, a WOOL-FM benefit. With DJ Skar. Moose Lodge, 59 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Information at susan@svidol.com

Film

'Captain Fantastic': Off the Beaten Path continues on at 4 p.m., a comedy-drama-romance set in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Theater

'Doggie Hamlet': 5 p.m. Vermont Performance Lab presents project that links sheep farming with dance-theater. Vermont Shepherd Farm, Patch Road, Westminster West. $10-$15 at vermontperformancelab.org. 802-257-3360

'Boys Next Door': 7:30 p.m. A look into the lives of young men with disabilities. Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main, West Chesterfield, N.H. $8 atplayhouse.org or 877-666-1855.

Miscellaneous

Baconfest: 9 a.m., 5k and 10 k family-friendly race starting at the Guilford Fairgrounds. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bacon, Blues and Brews. Vendors showcase bacon recipes, Whetstone Station to pour craft beer, and Mark Manley Band provides the blues. 802-254-2343

Artist Talk: 5 p.m. Jackie Abrams and Karen Kamenentzky give talk at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. 802-251-8290.

RGS B-Day Bash: 6 p.m., S.I.T./World Learning campus. Silent and pop-up auction, food, and music by the Butterfly Swing Band. $25 at rivergalleryschool.org

Rummage and Tag Sale: 9 a.m. - noon, Dummerston Community Center, West Dummerston. 802-254-9212.

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

Miscellaneous

Quiltfest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7. Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Rd., Bennington. Featuring quilter Pat Delaney who give a free lecture at 1 p.m. benningtonquiltfest.com

Over the border

Music

Emma's Revolution Concert: 7:30 p.m. Concerts of Peace and Social Justice. Mt. Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Rd., Levertt, Mass.

Dance

Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: Rachel & The Western Partners. 7-11 p.m. Elmm Community Center, Durkee St., Off Parker St., Winchester, N.H. 603-357-0794 or 802-722-9205 for information.

Theater

The Dixie Swim Club: 7:30 p.m. Five southern women and their lifelong friendships. $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Reservations at dixieswimtickets@gmail.com, cash and checks at door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Windham County

Music

Patty Carpenter: 5-8 p.m. On the deck at the Whetstone (shine only). With Wheeler Laird, Jon Weeks and Jeremy Gold. Whetstone Station, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Dance

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

Film

'Captain Fantastic': Off the Beaten Path continues on at 4 p.m., a comedy-drama-romance set in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Studio Guided Tour: 4 p.m. "Hidden in the Hills" series presented by Brattleboro Museum & Art Center hosts tour of sculptor Charles Ginnever's studio and property. For BMAC members only. To become a member visit brattleboromuseum.org. 802-257-0124

Bennington County

Theater

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

Miscellaneous

Quiltfest: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7. Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Rd., Bennington. Featuring quilter Pat Delaney who give a free lecture at 1 p.m. benningtonquiltfest.com

Robert Frost's letters: 2 p.m. Mark Richardson shares Frost's "Letters: 1920-1928" at the Stone House Museum, 121 Rte. 7A, South Shaftsbury. Information at 802-447-6200 or frostfriends.org

Over the border

Theater

The Dixie Swim Club: 2 p.m. Five southern women and their lifelong friendships. $15 general, $12 students and seniors. Reservations at dixieswimtickets@gmail.com, cash and checks at door. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Monday, Sept. 19

Windham County

MUSIC

McNeills: 8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover

Dance

Salsa Series: 6:30 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Bratleboro. $45 for 5-week series. 802-365-0233, 802-579-9990.

East Coast Swing Class: 7:30 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $45 for 5-week series. 802-365-0233, 802-579-9990.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Windham County

Dance

Basic Plus: 6 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. $10/class. 802-365-0233, 802-579-9990.

Beginner Rumba Class: 7 p.m. "Shall We Dance?" Stone Church, 210 Main St., Bratleboro. $45/5-week series. 802-365-0233, 802-579-9990.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Author Event: 10 a.m. Karen Gross to share "Lady Lucy's Quest" for children ages 4 and up. Illustrated by So Young Jang and Jasmine Shin. Free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

Windham County

Dance

Core movement: From 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., there will be a free class introducing Core Movement Integration, a mindful movement and exercise system that improves ease of movement and posture, and reduces pain and stiffness. Open to both body workers and the general public. Light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to 802-246-1092.

Miscellaneous

Writer's Clubhouse: 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday. After-school writing hour for elementary and middle-school story tellers. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St., Putney

Over the border

Film

Filmmakers Festival: 7 p.m. Screening of Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You," followed by MNFF's artistic director (and Marlboro College staffer)Jay Craven's talk in alive Skype conversation with Arlington's summer resident Norman Lear. Middlebury's Town Hall Theater, 68 south Pleasant St., Middlebury.

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.

Art Exhibit: 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

Art Exhibit: 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.

Art Exhibit: "Cryptonyms" by Fafnir Adamites opens Sept. 15, 5-7:30 p.m. at Deerfield Academy's von Auersperg Art Gallery. Sculptures, featuring a 7.5 foot sculpture. Open through Oct. 29, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. fafniradamites.com

Art Exhibit: "Peace, Gratitude & Stones from the River." Stu Copans paper-cutting project using Hebrew Arabic and English words for peace. All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist through the end of October, 9 a.m.-noon weekdays and during Sunday worship. 29 South St., West Brattleboro. 802-254-9377.

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

Sculpture Show: North Bennington Sculpture Park, 48 Main St., Bennington. Show will be on view in various locations until Oct. 23 in addition to the sculpture park.

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

Art Exhibit: "Life Through Alzheimer's, the Remarkable Watercolors of Tom Smith." On view at Martha Canfiled Library through Sept. 28 during library hours. marthacanfieldlibrary.org. 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Jane Stickle Quilt: Through Oct. 10, the quilt that inspires quilters all over the world will be on its yearly display at the Bennington Museum. Brought to the museum 60 years ago, the Jane Stickle Quilt is only shown for a short time each year.