STORYTELLER/POTLUCK: Eshu Bumpus will give a storytelling performance on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m., followed by a potluck meal at 5:30 p.m. The event is for inter-racial, adoptive, or foster families, individuals, and their friends and family. All ages are welcome.
The event will be held in the gymnasium at Oak Grove School, 15 Moreland Ave. in Brattleboro. It will be a chance to meet and greet, enjoy stories by Bumpus, a master storyteller, and share a potluck meal together.
Donations will be accepted at the door. Suggested donation: Adults, $8; youth, $4. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and celebrate the diversity of the community.
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: The Dover Free Library will present the feature film "The Master" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix on Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The film is 2 hours and 24 minutes and is rated R.
In the film, a Naval veteran of World War II arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future.
This event is free and all are welcome. For information, call 802-348-7488.
KITES AND FRESH AIR: Taylor Farm in Londonderry will host an open house for families on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. The event will include a free kite building activity with supplies provided along with information on the Fresh Air Fund.
The Fresh Air Fund is a non-profit organization from New York founded in 1877. It offers a chance for inner-city kids to get a taste of a different way of spending a week of summer with host families. To find out more about the fund and becoming a host go to www.FreshAir.org or call the local volunteer, Pat Meulemans 802-297-9886.
For more information on Taylor Farm visit www.TaylorFarmVermont.com. If weather allows, kite flying will be held in the field. (The cows and horses would like to remind those attending to bring a juicy apple or carrot to share.)
OPEN HOUSE: Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center in Newfane will hold an open house on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until noon.
This will be an opportunity to watch classes in progress, take a tour, pat the horses and learn about Equine Assisted Activities.
There will be refreshments. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-221-4409.
LIVE CONCERT: The Next Stage Arts Project and The Putney School will present a live concert on Sunday, April 28, at 7p.m., featuring folk music icons from the film "For the Love of the Music," The Club 47 Folk Revival. Performers will include: composer David Amram, Erik Lawrence (of The Levon Helm Band), Alana Amram & The Rough Gems, Tim Eriksen & The Trio De Pumpkintown, Diamond Doves, Haley Reardon and more. The concert will take place at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney.
For the Love of the Music is a documentary film exploring the rich history of Club 47, the iconic Cambridge, Mass., folk music mecca from 1958-1968. The film, shot by Ezzie Films in Putney two years ago, culminated from a series of folk music events at The Putney School in 2011.
Tickets are $25, $20 for students and seniors, available online at nextstagearts.org or Offerings in Putney. Proceeds will benefit the Next Stage Arts Project and the Putney School.
Information: Next Stage Arts Project at 802-387-0102 or email@example.com.
In West Dummerston...
OLD-TIME GOSPEL MUSIC: An old-time gospel hour is planned in West Dummerston on Sunday, April 28, starting at 10:30 a.m. The event, to be held at the Dummerston Community Center, will offer guitar and vocals by Gin Mill Bill. There will be no preacher and no preaching.
Light refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted for the Community Center's heating and maintenance fund.
The Community Center is located at 150 West St. in Dummerston Center, just off Route 30. For further information, call Jean at 802-254-9212.
South of the Border...
BLOOD DRIVE: The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St. in Greenfield, is hosting a blood drive in memory of local photographer Roger Katz. The drive, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., includes a photo exhibit and music. Anna Patton and friends will start playing music at 2 p.m. All are welcome to bring instruments and participate.
Those who would like to donate blood can schedule an appointment by calling Baystate Health Blood Donor Program 877-612-5663, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Donors need to be 17 or over, have a valid photo ID, and weigh at least 110 pounds.