Entertainment calendar for Sept. 13 to 19
Live music — Pinedrop: 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.
Sacred Circle: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Women singing in Sacred Circle with Shelley Graff. Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St. Sliding scale, $15 to $25 (no one turned away for lack of funds). Dessert potluck following singing circle.
Strangled Darlings and Tough Old Bird: 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Town Hall. Hosted by the Jamaica Community Arts Council. 3735 Route 30. For more information, visit jamaicacommunityarts.org.
The Garcia Project: 8 to 11:30 p.m. For all ages, must be 21 years old and over with I.D. to drink. Tickets, $20 advance at brownpapertickets.com, $30 at the door. 210 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit stonechurchvt.com.
Book Lounge: 6 to 8 p.m. 4 High St., Brattleboro.
Royall Tyler Roundtable Discussion: 7 p.m. Discussion on Royall Tyler: Early Brattleboro Author, Jurist and Wit. A Brattleboro Words Project discussion about one of early Brattleboro's most interesting couples with leading Tyler scholar, Marius B. Peladeau along with Don McLean, Christina Gibbons and Tom Ragle (moderator). Tyler's (1757-1826) play, The Contrast, was staged in 1787 as part of George Washington's inauguration. Mary Palmer Tyler wrote America's first child-rearing manual in 1811. Free with refreshments. brattleborowords.org. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro.
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Redfern Arts Center: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Keene State College opens its 37th performance season with its annual celebratory Season Kick Off Party on the Redfern's Main Theatre stage. Guests are invited to get a "behind the scenes" and a special tour of the Main Theatre. The party features an array of delicious appetizers, desserts and refreshments. Free and open to the campus and community, no reservations are required. For more information, call 603-358-2168 or visit keene.edu/arts/redfern.
Jazz night: 7 to 10 p.m. At The Lounge, 4 High St. Brattleboro.
Triple Billing at Stone Church: 8 to 11:30 p.m. If Not I Than Who Then/I Love You/Dune Hunter/Promise Bird (formerly A Million Yellow Flowers). For all ages, must be 21 years old and over with I.D. to drink. Tickets, $5 to $10 sliding scale at the door. 210 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit stonechurchvt.com.
Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair: Noon to 6 p.m. Local and regional businesses will showcase their services and products, share information, and promote wellness learning for the community. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Family-friendly, free and open to the public.
Political talk: 7 p.m. opens with coffee, tea, and conversation. 7:30 p.m."The Importance of Feminist Knowledge in Political Change: The Case of the 'Velvet Revolution' in Armenia," a talk by Nelli Sargsyan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Marlboro College. At Centre Congregational Church Memorial Hall, 193 Main St. Brattleboro.
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Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Grey Mcmurray: 7 p.m. Nestling in the space between ancient ballads and new sounds, singer and banjoist Anna Roberts-Gevalt is joined by guitarist and singer Grey Mcmurray. Antenna Clud Farm, 25 Green Hill Road, Gill, Mass. For tickets and more information, visit antennacloudfarm.com.
Etienne Charles and Creole Soul: 8 p.m. Presented by Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Suite 222, Brattleboro. $20 to $40 sliding scale general admission $15 for students with valid ID
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3rd Saturday Pub Sing: 3 to 5 p.m., every third Saturday of the month. McNeill's Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club: 7 to 11 p.m. Rachel and Western Partners. Everyone welcome, $8 members, $10 non-members. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. Refreshments served. For more information, call 603-357-0794/802-722-9205/603-876-4469.
Village Dance Series: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A community contra dance at the Evening Star Grange. Calling the dance will be Marguerite Durant. Music will be played by fiddler Amy Cann and friends. All ages and abilities are welcome. There will be a potluck supper before the dance at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for a family. For more information or directions call Andy Davis at 802-257-1819, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Women of a Certain Age": 7:30 p.m. Staged readings. Tickets are $8 for all seats. Reservations at 877-666-1855. Corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. For more information, visit atplayhouse.org.
Harmony Underground: 4:20 p.m. A late afternoon full of laughs hosted by NYC based comedian and Vernon native, Kendall Farrell. On the bill: Kathleen Kanz; Jennifer Myszkowski; Carl Sonnefeld; Matt Woodland; Lisa Wentworth and more. Free with membership, call 802-257-8080 for more information. Reserve seats at bratt420.eventbrite.com.
Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to Grand Canyon: 7:30 p.m., Gary Stroutsos, world flute master, brings his new film, "Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to Grand Canyon," to Stone Church Arts, Chapel, 12 Church St., Bellow Falls.
"Billy and Me": 7 p.m. A reading of Terry Teachout's "Billy and Me." A play about the relationship between Tennessee Williams and William Inge. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. For more information, call 802-447-0564.
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Pat Humphries and Sandy O: 7:30 p.m. Members of Emma's Revolution in concert at Mt Toby Friends Meeting, 194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett, Mass. Reservations at mttobyconcerts.wordpress.com Tickets: $25 to $30 available at the door. Fore more information, visit 413-336-2589.
Swing dance lessons and concert: 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Hawks & Reed presents The O-Tones. $12 in advance, $16 day of show. 7 to 8 p.m.; concert 8 to 11 p.m. The O-Tones is a hot New England Swing and Motown band that appeals to all ages. 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.
Chester Fall Festival and Pancake Breakfast: Festival on the Village Green, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Pancake breakfast served 8 to 11 a.m., St. Luke's Church, 313 Main St., Chester. $6 per plate. For more information, contact 802-875-6000.
Book signing: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Megan Price, author of "Vermont Wild," at Phoenix Books Misty Valley for book signings. Free and open to all. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common St., Chester. Copies of the featured books will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, call 802-875-3400 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.
Jonathan Biss benefit concert: 4 p.m. Jonathan Biss benefit concert in collaboration with the Brattleboro Music Center to raise money for the new Marlboro Town Library, at the BMC, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Refreshments served afterwards. Tickets $30 general seating and $50 preferred seating available at bmcvt.org.
BARISHI/Hepatagua/Atonement: 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets, $5 advance at brownpapertickets.com, $7 at the door. 210 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, visit stonechurchvt.com.
Community Circle Dance: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Juniper and Dan Talbot. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or online at brattleborocircledance.org.
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Gaelynn Lea concert: 4 p.m. Gaelynn performs unique and powerful takes on fiddle music. She has Brittle Bones Disease, plays from a wheelchair, and speaks publicly about her condition, advocating for people with disabilities and promoting positive social change. Antenna Clud Farm, 25 Green Hill Road, Gill, Mass. For tickets and more information, visit antennacloudfarm.com.
Irish Music Night in the Wheelhouse: 7 p.m. Live in the Wheelhouse every third Sunday. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts, 289 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.
Book signing: Noon to 2 p.m. Erin Rounds, author of the picture book "Charlotte's Bones," at Phoenix Books Misty Valley for book signings. Free and open to all. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common St., Chester. Copies of the featured books will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, call 802-875-3400 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.
Chester Fall Festival: Festival on the Village Green, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact 802-875-6000.
McNeill's Brewery: 8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
The River Singers meeting: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Weekly meetings start at the Westminster West Church. The 12-week session costs $120 with scholarships available. A special gospel workshop Oct. 9 with John Harrison, director of the Montpelier Vermont Gospel Choir. For information, contact Mary Cay Brass at email@example.com or visit marycaybrass.com.
Ballroom Waltz series: Wednesday's five-week series, 7 p.m. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Series $45; Drop-in $10. No partner needed. Information, 802-579-9990; firstname.lastname@example.org. Ongoing West Coast Swing classes at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. $10/drop-in; $45 for 5-weeks.
"The Dark Crystal": 7 p.m. In partnership with Sandglass Theater's Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival, Latchis Arts presents a special screening of Jim Henson's iconic film "The Dark Crystal," followed by a Q&A with Cheryl Henson at the Latchis Theatre. 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15, $10 for students, available at the door. For more information and online tickets, visit latchisarts.org.
Documentary: 6 p.m. Free screening of "Zaha Hadid, An Architect, A Masterpiece," for a monthly Architecture and Design Film Series. The presentation of the films is offered for free through the generosity of numerous local sponsors in Brattleboro and Burlington. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.
Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: 8 a.m. every Wednesday and Sunday through Sept. 21. An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St., Brattleboro. Call 802-490-2213 for more information.
Estey Organ Museum: Saturdays and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. At the Estey Organ Factory, 108 Birge St., Brattleboro, in the rear. See and play organs of many styles and sizes. Walk through a working pipe organ. Learn about Brattleboro's industrial past. Information at esteyorganmuseum.org.
Chess club: 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St. Free.
Saxtons River Art Guild Exhibits: Janet Moore, of West Chesterfield, N.H., is exhibiting her water color and oil paintings at the River Valley Credit Union in Townshend. Artwork by Jonathan Otto, of Sarasota Florida, is on exhibit at People's United Bank in Chester. Deedee Jones, Pat McPike, and Maggie Smith along will Carol Stephens are showing their work at the Horizon Dental Clinic on Putney Road, Brattleboro. The exhibits are free of charge and may be seen during regular business hours from August until November. All exhibits are sponsored by Saxtons River Art Guild, a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement and encouragement of the fine arts.
Art installation: On view through Sept. 24. Debra Ramsay's installation, "Painting Time," on view at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is the artist's interpretation of her walks in the woods across four seasons. Large bands of paper, each painted with a single color, twist and curl to form an abstract, three-dimensional landscape in BMAC's Mary Sommer Room. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro..
Art exhibit: A Photographic Journey Along the Carpathian Arc." On view through Sept. 30. Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane.
Art exhibit: Stephen Meyer: Places Around Here. Meyer's work depicts mostly local farmstead scenes from the West River Valley. For the past two years, Meyer has worked exclusively with India ink on Yupo paper. Gallery at the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Poetry Walks: 10 a.m. to sunset, now until Oct. 8, at Woodford State Park. Take a walk with words: along the park's trails, hikers can pause to read and enjoy the posted verse, each poem reflecting its unique surroundings. This community event is sponsored by the Poetry Party of Pettee Memorial Library and Woodford State Park, 142 State Park Road/Route 9.
Works on Paper Gallery: On view Sept. 15 to Dec. 30 at the Bennington Museum. "Where Did You Come From Anyway?" is an exhibition of works by Pat Musick, a retrospective of work from her career spanning 55 years. An opening reception will be held at the Museum on Sept. 22 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bennington Museum , 75 Main St. (Route 9), Bennington.
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"Our Town": 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14, 15, 21, and 22 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The Thornton Wilder play about life in a small town in 1904 will be performed at Memorial Hall Theater, above Town Hall, Shelburne Falls, Mass. Tickets are $12; matinee tickets are $6.
Art exhibit: "Visions of Love," by Cameron Schmitz, on view at The Greenfield Gallery through Sept. 21. The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St., Greenfield, Mass. Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PaperJam Art Exhibit: Dozens of regional artists have contributed to this art exhibit curated by Exploded View, and have interpreted the theme of paper in diverse ways: political, personal, historical, material, among others. Also, "On a Roll: The Story of Paper in Turners Falls." Open to the public through Sept. 29 in the Great Hall at the Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. For information, visit greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org or call 413-863-3221.
Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage: Through Oct. 14. Viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free. The Horatio Colony House Museum is located at 199 Main St., Keene, N.H. Parking is available at Saint Bernard's Church, next to the museum. For information, call 603-352-0460 or visit horatocolonymuseum.org.
Classes and workshops
Movin' Into Music: 10 to 10:45 a.m., Fridays. Geared toward children 1 to 5 years old, and their parents or caregivers, with instructor Kim Wallach. The first class is free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.
Monthly Painting from Life Group: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alternating Tuesdays (year-round) and Saturdays (one per month) with instructor Jack Keledjian. Tuition is $80/day. To register and/or for complete list of the class dates contact JoAnn Denehy at email@example.com. Village Arts of Putney, 114 Westminster Road, Putney.
Art classes: The Drawing Studio's fall schedule is now online and registration is open. Classes, workshops, critique groups and private lessons for beginners and experienced artists. Drawing, painting, art history, private lessons. 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. vermontdrawingstudio.com.
River Gallery School fall classes: A new slate of classes offers opportunities for students of all ages and levels of experience to channel fall energy into creative art making. Studio spaces at 32 Main St., Brattleboro. Stop by RGS to learn more about the many classes and workshops offered, or call 802-257-1577 for a brochure.
A Cappella Artist-in-residence Workshop: The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community presents Cantor Linda Hirschhorn Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 in three workshops/rehearsals for people of all ages and backgrounds. At BAJC, 151 Greenleaf St., Brattleboro. 5:30 to 9:15 p.m., Oct. 30 and 31, and Nov. 1, with a break for supper (provided by BAJC). The cost of the three workshops is $75, or attend two of the three for $50. No one will be turned away for lack of funds — contact Cantor Kate Judd at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need financial assistance. To register contact Susan Auslander at Susan@bajcvermont.org or call 802-257-1959.
Beginner Plein Air Painting: Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 19 through 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Village Arts of Putney with Tatiana Yanovskaya. Tuition: $350. To register: Penelope Simpson email@example.com or call: 802-246-7742.
Vermont Jazz Center's fall semester: A new 10-week session of classes beginning the week of Sept. 17. Courses include Youth Jazz Ensemble for ages 12 through high school, Anna Patton's Soubrette Choir, the Latin Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Uke Ensemble, Claire Arenius' Blue Note Ensemble, a Jazz Guitar Ensemble with Draa Hobbs, and, NEW this semester, and — NEW this semester — Samba Percussion Ensemble led by Julian Gerstin and Ron Kelley. $250. The exceptions to this are the Latin Jazz Ensemble which is $200 for 10 sessions, Samba Troupe which is $100 for eight sessions, and Youth Jazz Ensemble which is $100 for eight sessions. All of the classes will culminate during a full day of performances on Dec. 8 at the Jazz Center Performance Space during the Annual Cotton Mill Hill Open House. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memoir workshops: Pam Bernard's ongoing eight-week sessions of writing and reading memoir workshops, to begin end of the first week of September, at her home in Walpole, N.H. For more information, email@example.com, or visit pambernard.com or call for more information, including days and times, 603-756-4177.
Ukulele-in-a-Day: A "1-Day Quick-Start Workshop for Total Beginners," returns (also on Sept. 22) to the Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyes Way. Taught by Certified Gateless Master Teacher, Lisa McCormick. Ukuleles will be available to rent for the day, or purchase. $125. Family discounts available. Venue is wheelchair accessible. More information and to sign-up, bit.ly/UkeDay (capital U and D!).
The Legacy Workshop: Sept. 22, 1 to 4 p.m. presented by the River Gallery School of Art. Featuring Mary Fillmore and Mickey Myers, the workshop aims to assist artists in preparing for their own artistic legacy or that of a loved one. Through stories, conversations, exercises and discussion, the workshop prepares its participants to deal with the physical contents of their studios and the emotional dimensions of their legacy. River Gallery School, 32 Main St. Brattleboro. For more information, call 802-257-1577.
Homeschool Theater with David Stern: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 20 (nine weeks). This class will take on a more substantial play than in times past, chosen by the instructor. The class will be open to students aged 10 to 15, and will focus a bit more deeply on the acting process than previously. The class will require a minimum of eight students to run. Registration deadline: Sept 17.
Intro to Sand Casting: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sept. 18 and 20. $200. Materials are included. For detailed descriptions of class and to register, visit bortersjewelry.com/classes or contact Borter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-254-3452. 22 High St., Suite 202, Brattleboro. Space is limited.
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