Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Oct. 5

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Be Brave for Life Hike-A-Thon: Nonprofit raising money for research into benign brain tumors hosts 5k trail run, hikes, scavenger hunt and basket raffle Sunday, 10 a.m. at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Route 315, Rupert. More: bebrave.life

Dorset Players: Venerable theater company opens its 92nd season at Dorset Playhouse with "Gaslight (Angel Street)" by Patrick Hamilton. Performances Friday and Saturday, October 4-5 and 11-13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 7 and 14, at 2: 00 p.m. Tickets: dorsetplayers.com/tickets or call 802-867-5570 weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Archer Mayor: Author of Vermont-based Joe Gunther detective presents his new novel "Bombers Moon" at 7 p.m. Friday at Olde & New England Books, 47 West St., Newfane; Thursday, Oct. 10 at Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington;, Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, and Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main Street, Wilmington.

Vermont Jazz Center: Grammy winner Nicholas Payton (trumpet, piano) and Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition winner Cyrille Aimee perform originals and standards Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. at The Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Tickets: vtjazz.org, by email at ginger@vtjazz.org, by phone 802-254-9088 x1, or at In The Moment, 143 Main St., Brattleboro.

Music from Salem: The Julius Quartet performs at Fall 2019 Chamber Music concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Progra, includes Bela Bartok's String Quartet No. 2, Robert Schumann's String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, and a work by contemporary composer Caroline Shaw. Tickets $25 or pay what you can. More: info@musicfromsalem.org, 518-232-2347 or musicfromsalem.org.

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