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Bart seeks volunteers

to ski and snowboard

LONDONDERRY — The Bart Adaptive Sports

Center is looking for volunteers to ski or snowboard for the upcoming winter season. An information meeting will take place at Neighborhood Connections on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. Neighborhood Connection is located at 5700 VT-100.

Bart Adaptive Sports offers skiing and snowboarding at Bromley and Stratton mountains.

Information: 802-824-6849, or email,

Final farmers' market

ends fresh food

for season

MANCHESTER CENTER — This Thursday, Oct. 3, will be the last market for the 2019 season. To take place rain or shine, the market will be from 3 to 6 p.m. in Adams Park, 5101 Main St. Just-picked produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses, prepared foods, fresh flowers and unique crafts and beauty products will be available and live music from the Brattleboro-based duo Aura Shards will be performed. The market is producer-only, meaning that every vendor must have had a direct hand in making the food or crafts they sell. Parking is available at the Gringo Jack's lot across the street. Credit and debit cards, EBT and Farm to Family coupons are accepted. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Sweet jazz planned

at Stone Valley

POULTNEY — "Friday Night Jazz Cafe" will take place Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., at Stone Valley Artist. Jazz Ballads will be performed in an informal, cafe-style setting. Musicians include Gary Schmidt on piano, Ron White on bass, Don DiChiara on vocals and special guest on saxophone will be Zack Hampton, founder and creator of Moose Crossing Jazz. In addition to the music, a table of dessert tapas' will be offered.BYOB and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at no charge. For more information: 325-2603.

First Baptist Church

plans fall tag sale

BENNINGTON — The First Baptist Church fall tag sale will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 to 2, and Saturday, Oct 5., from 10 to 1. Saturday is $3 bag day. The tag sale features fall and winter clothing, a large selection of Christmas and holiday d cor, household goods, children's

toys, books, fabrics and more. Most items are $2 or less. For a complete list of donations, visit First Baptist is located at 601 Main St. For more information, 802-442-2105 or email

Antiques show

returns to Weston

WESTON — Vermont's longest running antiques show, the Weston Antiques Show, is returning for its 61st presentation of fine antiques. The show will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, in the Weston Playhouse, adjacent to Route 100 in the center of Weston Village. Admission to the show is $10. Proceeds from the show will go to the preservation and enhancement of the Weston Playhouse.

'Chasing Light' exhibit

offered at Courthouse

SALEM, N.Y. — Susan Whiteman has been chosen for a solo exhibition entitled, "Chasing Light in the Adirondacks" at the Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center. The exhibit will be on display in the center's Great Hall from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1. A free opening reception with the artist will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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This show is the fifth of the five installments in the 2019 Great Hall Art Exhibit series presented by the Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center. This year's art series is focused on expanding the genres of art represented. The Courthouse is located at 58 East Broadway and is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dorset Church plans

rummage sale this Saturday

DORSET — The Dorset Church rummage sale will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, with outside tent areas open for business at 8:30 a.m. and the inside opening at 9 a.m. The church is located at 143 Church St. Fall and winter clothing for women, men and children will be available, as well as linens, kitchenware, toys, books, games, tools, and "Attic Treasures." The concession will also be open.

Comedy show planned by

Salem Fire Dept.

SALEM, N.Y. — The Salem Volunteer Fire Department will present

a comedy show at the firehouse, #53 South Main St,, on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Food and beverages will be sold. Tickets are being sold at Salem Hardware, A&J Agway and by calling Steve at 518-321-9430. A 50-50 raffle and other raffles are planned.

Russian singers to

present free concert

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CAMBRIDGE — The New Skete Monasteries present the Konevets Quartet, a male vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, in a program of traditional Russian choral music. Performance includes sacred music ranging from chants and hymns to secular songs featuring Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, classical selections and Imperial regimental songs and marches which were forbidden during Communism. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Donations are welcome. Information/reservations: or 518-677-3928, ext. 215.

Blues to be performed

at Strand Theatre

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. — Blues Guitar Unleashed and the Lawrence Street All Star Blues Band will perform at the Strand Theatre, 210 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $10. Blues Guitar Unleashed is an educational website dedicated to the study of the blues. Founded by California native and professional guitarist Griff Hamlin, guitar enthusiasts looking to cross the bridge from amateur to professional gather in regional chapters to jam with each other and with professional players. This gathering of the Northeastern U.S. Jam is hosted by Kathleen Lujbli and features 33 guitarists from different parts of the globe taking turns on standards of modern rock and blues classics backed by the Lawrence Street All Star Blues Band. Opening act feature BGU International Blues Review, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. For more information: 518-832-3484 or go to or .

Bats featured at

'Super Saturday'

MANCHESTER CENTER — "The Wonderful World of Bats," will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10:30 to noon, and will feature interesting facts about bats from Jerry Schneider. Participants may make their own bat T-shirts; bring a T-shirt or purchase one for $4. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave.

Neighbor to Neighbor plans pie auction

MANCHESTER — Neighbor to Neighbor, a local non-profit that helps the elderly maintain its independence, is having its second annual pie auction on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Burr and Burton Academy.

Many types of pies, both sweet and savory, will be available to bid on. The silent auction will allow plenty of time for picking favorites. Sponsors include Vermont Country Store, Chandler 4 Corners and Bromley Manor. Light refreshments will be served and there will be entertainment by the BBQers of Dorset. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 802-367-7787.

Martha Canfield

hosts chili supper

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ARLINGTON — The Martha Canfield Library will be hosting a chili supper and pie auction at the Federated Church in East Arlington at 5 p.m., Oct 6. The supper will include, but is not limited to, dishes made with produce from your backyard as part of Exploring Food in Your Backyard Week sponsored by Rooted in Vermont. Come for supper, stay for the pie auction and go home with a delicious pie!! Homemade chili, salad and cornbread will be served. A free will offering is accepted with proceeds to benefit the Library and the Federated Church. The winner of the Library's fall 50/50 raffle will be drawn at the Pie Auction. Call 375-6153 for more information.

Hike Pico Peak

with the GMC

The Green Mountain Club's Manchester Section will hike Pico Peak on Sunday, Oct. 6. Meet at 9 a.m. at the south side of the Shaw's parking lot to car pool to the parking lot at Sherburne Pass, hike up the Sherburne Pass trail to Pico Camp. From there hike up the Pico Link trail, which is the steepest part of this hike, to the summit of Pico. There is a terrific view, especially at this color season time. Return via a ski trail down to the Sherburne Pass trail a half mile north of Pico Camp and back down the Sherburne Pass Trail to the parking lot. Total distance of 5.4 miles, with 2,100 feet elevation gain. This is a moderately difficult hike, but quite doable as a moderate hike with a slower pace. Bring snacks, lunch, fluids, extra layers and a wool hat (it is cold on top), a raincoat just in case, poles are helpful on the steep bits. RSVP required to Lucinda Chuey at 203-912-2739 or

Blessing of the

animals Set at

Zion Church

MANCHESTER — Zion Episcopal Church invites the community to the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 6, near St. Francis Day, just before the 10 a.m. service. Animals should be restrained — dogs on leashes, cats in carriers and gather on the lawn in front of the church, weather permitting. Zion Church is located at 5167 Main St, between Gringo Jack's and Ye Olde Tavern and is an accessible building. For more information, or 802-362-1987.

Disabilities parent

group starts in area

BONDVILLE — The Arc of the Southwest Region will be holding monthly educational and support meetings for parents navigating the world of developmental disabilities. The Arc Parent Support Group will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday Oct. 7, at the Winhall Community Arts Center, 3 River Road, Bondville. We will have child care available for those who need it. We welcome input, ideas and discussion on many special needs issues, including housing, employment, IEPs, education, advocacy, legislation policy, inclusivity, and more. For more information, contact Joanne Beck, 802-449-4506

Astronomy group

to hold meeting

CHESTER — The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will host "How Do We Know That?" by Professor John Thorstensen, of Dartmouth College. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Whiting Library. Nowadays it seems that hardly a week goes by without the media trumpeting some sensational astronomical discovery. Thorstensen will describe how we know what we know about the universe around us, focusing on its size and age.

Contemporary film

at Manchester library

MANCHESTER CENTER — Two screenings of a popular 2019 film will be shown at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Manchester Community Library. The story is a romantic comedy about a struggling musician who realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles, starring Himesh Patel and Lily James and is directed by Danny Boyle.

The screenings are free and open to the public and are part of the Library's Contemporary Film series. Running time is 117 minutes. For more information and the title of the film, call 802-362-2607 or visit our website,

Ongoing book sale

continues at library

DORSET — The Dorset Library's ongoing book sale continues to take place with $5 bag/box, and individual prices all under $1. The library is open Monday-Friday, 11 to 5, and Saturday, 10 to 3. Information: 867-5774.

Youth hockey

registration under way in Manchester

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Hockey Association online registration is open. Practices start the week of Oct. 21 and run through the first week of March 2020. The 6U program for boys and girls ages 6 and under will cost $175 for approximately 16 weeks of instruction. Participants must be independent skaters. For more information about the youth hockey program, please visit the NHA website at or email Karen Grabher at


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