Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, Feb. 15

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Author conversation: Mystery author Simone St. James discusses her new book, "The Sun Down Motel." with Vermont author Jennifer McMahon ("The Invited") at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center. Tickets $5, available at

Candy Land: The children's room at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro rolls out its life-sized Candy Land board game, in which the players become the game pieces, during Brattleboro's Winter Carnival from Feb. 20-22. Ask the library for details and to set up a time slot. Call the children's room at 802-254-5290, ext 1210, or email

Whodunnit: Bennington Community Theater presents "You Have the Right to Remain Dead," a murder mystery with audience participation, at Bennington Performing Arts Center, 331 Main St. Showtimes Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 general admission, $15 for premiere seats at or 802-447-0564.

Reel Rock: Stratton Mountain School Summit Series returns at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 with 14th installment in a series of rock climbing films that weave bold action, humor, heart, and soul into larger-than-life human stories for a wide audience. Tickets $10 online at or at the door at Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts, and Student Center, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton.

Join the circus: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams performs its acoustic/electric Americana music -- described as "hillbilly-Floyd" and "surreal Americana" -- at Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets $22 advance, $26 at the door. More:, 802-387-0102.



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