Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont this week, week of Nov. 9

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Rusty DeWees: Vermont actor returns with an evening of traditional entertainment and iconic Vermont humor to Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday. Tickets are $25 and available in Jamaica at D&K's Grocery and Meulemans' Craft Draughts. Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. Event is BYOB.

Many happy returns: Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center, kicks off a year-long fifth anniversary celebration with a birthday party Saturday, Nov. 15 from 4-6 p.m including a visit by demonstration and book signing by Vermont author Eileen Christelow, creator of "The Five Little Monkeys." Free and open to the public.

Sage City Symphony: Bennington-area ensemble performs a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College. The program includes works by Gustav Mahler, Giuseppe Verdi, and Bennington faculty member Allen Shawn. Sponsored by The Bank of Bennington.

Childsplay: Traditional fiddle music ensemble led by acclaimed fiddler and luthier Bob Childs and featuring more than two dozen leading virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music makes a stop at Brattleboro's Latchis Theatre as part of its final tour on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening: "Where the Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador," a multimedia installation combining in-camera collage, photos, visual art and poetry, opens with a reception and gallery talk Saturday, Nov. 16, from 2-4 p.m. at Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive (off West Road), Manchester.



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