Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Oct. 19

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Jericho Brown: American Book Award-winning poet and author of three volumes of poetry recites from his work as part of "Poetry at Bennington" series at Bennington College. Wednesday, Oct. 23 7 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College campus. Free and open to the public.

Bennington County Choral Society: Competition for the Terry Durkee Encouragement Scholarship at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Second Congregational Church at 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Competition is open to all high school students in Bennington and surrounding communities. Free and open to the public.

Gather ye turnips: Wardsboro's Gilfeather Turnip Festival, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street and at Town Hall, features crafts, vendors and Gilfeather turnip contest, with heaviest measured by total weight with greens awarded grand champion. Event raises funds for Friends of the Wardsboro Library. More: friendsofwardsborolibrary.org/turnip-fest

Circus Spooktacular: "A Recipe for Disaster" features New England Center for Circus Arts' elite level coaches as flying trapeze zombies, aerial vampires, acrobatic mad scientists and a juggling ghost at the NECCA Trapezium, 10 Town Crier Drive, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 kids under 10, $25 VIP. Content may not be appropriate for youngest children. More: necenterforcircusarts.org, 802-254-9780.

Carolina Eyck: Musician widely considered the world's best theremin player performs on the mysterious instrument, invented 100 years ago, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro.

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