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Vermont’s shutdown effects include Guard furloughs, home-loan delays and dwindling state coffers. Meanwhile, all the bozos who could fix this thing are collecting paychecks.

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That relationship has already made for some tension between the neighboring cities, as Council President Joan Shannon (D-Ward 5) explained at Monday’s meeting. She said she and a few other councilors recently visited some South Burlington neighborhoods to “heal some deep wounds.” Shannon acknowledged that airport and Air Guard officials haven’t always done a good job communicating with residents around the airport. Case in point: when Burlington voted to support a federal plan to buy and demolish some homes there. Today, still-inhabited residences are sprinkled in among empty lots and vandalized, dilapidated houses, and the neighborhood has a ghosttown feel. Weinberger agreed that “it is time to resolve the neighborhood issue.” Meanwhile, F-35 opponents note that the new, noisier planes would place even more homes in the noise zone deemed unsuitable for human habitation. Check out Off Message for more on this story, at sevendaysvt.com/offmessage.

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t’s been week of ups and downs for the F-35 fighter jet that could be destined for Burlington International Airport. The Vermont National Guard remains the Air Force’s “preferred” host for a squadron of the planes — and a final decision could come as soon as Nov. 4. The Burlington City Council was scheduled to vote on a resolution against the next-generation jets — but last week city attorney Eileen Blackwood announced the city didn’t hold the right kind of insurance for the airport, leaving it vulnerable to lawsuits. That meant the vote couldn’t happen at Monday’s city council meeting and had to be postponed. But all was not quiet on the F-35 front Monday. Protesters — including ice cream magnate Ben Cohen, dressed in a guinea pig outfit — showed up to this week’s city council meeting anyway. As Kevin J. Kelley reported on the Seven Days political blog Off Message, the antis are lobbying three city Democrats to join with four Progressives and one independent to vote for the resolution officially opposing the F-35. The Dems are staying mum on how they plan to vote. Why is Burlington’s opinion so important? The city owns the airport — even though it’s located in South Burlington.

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[Re Feedback: “Demeaning Cover Image,” September 25]: My nursing school was one of few that still had a capping ceremony. I had an issue with it, but not the one you might think. The cap is a symbol of the massive contribution that Florence Nightingale and modern nursing gave to the world. Feminists — possibly Katherine Plummer, RN included — decided that the caps symbolize subservience and a demeaning, custodial position. The fact that nurses originally wore the caps while they cleaned the wards is true. The fundamental vision of nursing was and still is that patients will heal better in clean, well-lit and well-ventilated facilities. If we don’t recognize the past, we can’t see the future. The cartoon on the September 18 cover [“Patients and Understanding”] is not demeaning nor is it a commentary on the present. It’s a cartoon that anyone would recognize as a look back. Lighten up! The present state of nursing is not so wonderful, either. It is one of the most gender-biased professions today. Less than 10 percent of nurses are men. Fifteen percent of law-enforcement officers are women. Men leave nursing at a much greater rate than women. I would describe several of my previous workplaces as hostile. I would suggest that the Katherine Plummers of our state get more worried about how nursing treats men than about a silly cartoon. Greg Burbo

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I had the pleasure of meeting Isaias Mata and watching him paint the mural on a cement wall on a walkway at the Living/ Learning Center [WTF: “What happened to UVM’s mural?” September 25]. It is sad to see the demise of such a fine piece of mural art destroyed either by the ravages of Vermont weather or by administrative decisions. Archival potential in the visual arts is fleeting at best. Oil paintings stand up well, but collect dirt. Photographic prints have just arrived at the 100-yearsplus mark in longevity with the advent of pigment inks. There are other outdoor murals in the Burlington area that have retained much of their original color, but they are located in better-protected locations than was Mr. Mata’s mural. As you observed, the wall was poorly prepared for the work, and, although Meghan O’Rourke tried valiantly to slow its demise, John Sama’s decision to leave its replacement up to a student vote was a good one. I also agree with him that a large painting with an important social message may have been closer to the mission of the


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Police can do daily drug sweeps, and it won’t do anything to alleviate the opiate epidemic in this state because there will always be replacement dealers and an endless supply of drugs [“South Burlington’s Methadone Clinic Attracts Patients — and Opposition,” September 25]. Even if every dealer were taken off of the streets and a fence were built around the state, drugs will still find a way in and there will still be addicts. The state of Vermont needs to stop focusing on arresting dealers and start helping addicts get clean. Even after the battle to get the clinic in South Burlington built, there is still a waiting list of 600 people. At this rate, the opiate epidemic here will never end. Seth leizman

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In that quick up-and-back to the summit of Snake Mountain, the author passed the junctions of half a dozen trails leading to other parts of the mountain, as well as to the mysterious quaking bog [“Mystery Trail,” September 25]. That’s understandable, because in the 15 years I’ve been exploring Snake Mountain, the trails and old wood roads have grown over so much as to be nearly unrecognizable, interrupted only temporarily by bikers and snowmobilers marking and clearing new and old trails. Just for a start, here are two more trailheads for hikers: One is 1.7 miles east of Addison Four Corners, at the junction of Routes 17 and 22A. It’s an inconspicuous parking lot between two driveways near the road, and you walk a quarter mile south along the fence line until you turn right on a wood road. This approach is only for people who read maps, have a compass and like to explore strange new woods. Or for anyone who likes to get lost. Better is a parking lot on the east side of the mountain. It’s on the west side of Snake Mountain Road in Weybridge, 0.4 miles north of the intersection with Prunier Road. From there a clear and well-used trail ascends to the west, passing many small beaver ponds until it joins the trail from the parking lot on Mountain Road in Addison that the author used, at a large and extensively eroded intersection. Signs point to the summit. The pond mentioned in the story is across a wood road from the quaking bog itself, which is identified on a USGS quad as “Cranberry Bog.” The last time I was there, it no longer quaked, but that would depend in part on recent precipitation. Again, if you go bushwhacking, you should bring a compass and maintain awareness of the roads and the trails you have used — or at least bring a big bag of breadcrumbs. Norman carpenter

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When creating Dog Mountain, Stephen Huneck gifted dog lovers a place to go when suffering the loss of their beloved dogs [“Wanted: More Best Friends,” September 25]. The chapel is where one can cry, reflect and feel the embrace of others who have shared the terrible pain of losing one’s best friend. The Room of Remembrance exhibits countless cards, love letters and photos from those wondering why dogs live such painfully short lives. Mine is among them. Messages often end, “Wait for me.” Dog Mountain and the divine chapel have given solace to many. We wonder and worry: What happens now? This gentle refuge must be saved, and become a permanent part of Vermont’s acknowledging the special bond between dog and person. Perhaps the Department of Tourism would consider purchasing Dog Mountain. With proper marketing and sponsors, it could become a destination site for a nation of dog lovers. Clearly, this place is one of a kind; let’s protect it!

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who are also meeting with members of Vermont’s congressional delegation.” Why Shummy had to fly to Washington to hang out with a bunch of plumbers and carpenters from Vermont wasn’t exactly clear. The meetings were coordinated, Allen said, by lobbyist DAVID MICKENBERG of the Montpelier-based Sirotkin & Necrason. Later that day, the gov was planning to meet with DGA staffers, Allen said. The partisan political outfit, which works to elect Democratic governors, paid for Shumlin’s airfare. Why did the DGA foot the bill, given that Allen characterized the trip as predominantly gubernatorial business?

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Meanwhile, back in Vermont, Shumlin’s health care advisers were laboring to put a shine on last week’s rough rollout of the state’s federally mandated health insurance exchange. Like most states, Vermont has struggled to accommodate those seeking to purchase plans through Vermont Health Connect, the new online insurance purchasing portal. While most media outlets attributed the system slowdown to a burst of traffic on opening day, Shumlin’s advisers have since conceded that wasn’t the case. “The slowness issue is actually not related to the traffic issue,” Shumlin’s director of health care reform, ROBIN LUNGE, said last Thursday. “We thought that initially. But what we’ve heard from our partners since then was that it’s actually a communication issue between the servers.” Lunge’s comments came shortly after the governor himself addressed the situation during a Statehouse press conference,

saying his administration was “making great progress” in resolving the glitches. He did concede that while a delay in the system’s ability to process payments was a “nothing-burger,” the “challenges that we’re having with the website are obviously something-burgers.” But the administration kept the positive spin going. After last Tuesday’s rollout, Vermont Health Connect spokeswoman EMILY YAHR began sending a daily email blast to reporters with an encouraging pair of stats: how many people had visited the site to date and how many had registered an account. By last Thursday, 13,000 people had visited and 780 had registered. By this Tuesday, 45,000 had dropped by, while 3400 had registered. Pretty good numbers for one week on the job, eh? Yes and no. See, all that registration number indicates is how many people have picked a user name and password. That’s barely step one. Asked how many have actually completed the initial registration process and verified their identity, Yahr admitted it was just 142. Of those, only 114 have actually selected a new health insurance plan. Meanwhile, 53 Vermont employers have initiated the enrollment process, Yahr said, but none has completed it. This from a system that’s supposed to process 100,000 Vermonters by January 1! “Those numbers seem low, but not unexpected, considering some of the problems we’ve encountered trying to sign up employers,” says Vermont Chamber of Commerce president BETSY BISHOP. Though her organization is a statedesignated “navigator” charged with helping employers figure out the new system, Bishop says the Chamber hasn’t succeeded in enrolling a single employer or employee electronically. Like many navigators and insurance brokers, they’ve had to resort to paper applications. But to Department of Vermont Health Access commissioner MARK LARSON, whose office oversees the exchange, those numbers tell a different story: one of success. “People are using Vermont Health Connect,” he says. “That’s the big news. Ten days ago, people were expecting we would never go live. It would never work. Even if [the numbers] are small, people are utilizing Vermont Health Connect and it’s helping them pick plans for coverage in January.” Nothing like beating low expectations!

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uliana Kane was learning to ski on a beginner’s trail at Jay Peak last April when a speeding snowboarder “collided violently” with the 5-year-old Massachusetts girl, according to a lawsuit filed in Vermont’s U.S. District Court on September 30. Robert Behrens, a Burlington attorney representing the Kane family, says in the suit that eyewitnesses estimate the rider was traveling about 50 mph as he hurtled straight down the hill — headon into Juliana. Emergency personnel rushed the little girl to North Country Hospital in Newport, where doctors judged her injuries serious enough to airlift her to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. The court filing lists Juliana’s injuries as including liver lacerations, concussion, partially collapsed lung, pulmonary contusion and hearing damage. Juliana required surgery to her left inner ear, the suit adds. “She has ongoing issues,” Behrens said in an interview last week. The suit blames the collision on the resort as well as snowboarder William Vincent and ski instructor Jenn Leveillee. Vincent violated basic rules of conduct by riding recklessly, while Leveillee, who was leading a class of young beginners, exposed Juliana to “an unreasonable risk of harm,” the suit charges. It holds Jay responsible for allegedly failing to train Leveillee adequately and to address known dangers

posed to skiers by Vincent, who, the suit claims, was a snowboarding instructor at the resort using a free pass at the time of the accident. The suit does not specify the damages sought from the defendants because, Behrens explains, “We don’t yet know the extent of the damages” to his client. Is what happened to Juliana a common occurrence on Vermont ski slopes? Do lawsuits like the one filed by her family typically succeed? No and no. Despite three fatalities during the 2011-2012 season and numerous serious injuries sustained every winter on Vermont’s slopes, incidents like Juliana’s are rare, according to resort officials and ski promoters. Parker Riehle, director of the Vermont Ski Areas Association, notes that of the more than four million annual visits to the state’s downhill ski areas, only a tiny fraction end in injuries. Riehle’s organization does not track the number of hurt skiers or riders. But a study conducted at Sugarbush by University of Vermont researchers found that significant injuries occurred in 11,000 of 4.5 million visits to that resort during an 18-year period ending in 2006. That’s a 0.2 percent injury rate. The Sugarbush study also found snowboarding to be more dangerous than skiing. For riders, the wrist was the body part most likely to be injured, while for skiers it was the knee — specifically, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Carl Ettlinger, a coauthor of the Sugarbush study, notes that fractures and sprains below the knee used to be the most common skiing injury. The frequency of broken tibias and cracked ankles fell by more than 80 percent between the early 1970s and the late ’80s due to equipment improvements, Ettlinger notes. The risk of an ACL sprain, meanwhile, increased 240 percent during roughly the same period and then slowly declined, adds the UVM adjunct assistant professor of orthopedics. “The technology is so much better now,” remarks Sugarbush president Win Smith. In addition, he notes, helmets are more common today than they were a decade ago. While they do prevent many head injuries, Smith acknowledges that “a helmet isn’t going to provide much protection if you’re skiing at more than 20 miles per hour.” Indeed, a 41-year-old Bank of America vice president wearing a helmet died when he skied into a tree at Sugarbush in February 2012. Smith also points to the “code of conduct” Sugarbush and other Vermont resorts have adopted and “take very seriously,” he says. Variations on the code, which does not have the legal status of a formal contract, vary from resort to resort, says Andy Maass, a Rutland attorney who defends several Vermont ski areas in injury suits. The code tells skiers and riders to stay in control at all times, avoid obstacles and other people on the mountain, and to adjust their

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speed in response to trail and weather conditions. Most resorts summarize the code on the back of lift tickets and post it at strategic points on their mountains, Maass adds. Vincent, the Jay Peak snowboarder, was “failing to ski under control” when he crashed into Juliana Kane, according to the federal lawsuit. Bill Kelly, chief operating officer at Jay Peak Resort, points out that while Vincent may have been riding recklessly, he was not a Jay employee at the time of the accident — contrary to what the suit alleges. Vincent had been fired a week earlier, Kelly states. “We’re very bothered by anyone snowboarding or skiing that way,” Kelly comments. “Nothing is more important at Jay than safety.” But, he adds, the resort cannot reasonably be held liable for Vincent’s actions, suggesting that the claim of damages against the former employee should instead be initiated as “a private matter.” Some Jay customers who get injured on its trails do sue the resort on the basis of alleged negligence, Kelly notes. But “rarely, rarely, rarely is Jay found liable for damages,” he adds. Two attorneys — one who represents injured skiers and the other who defends Vermont resorts against such claims — agreed in separate interviews that ski areas are seldom sued successfully. “Vermont juries will typically side with ski areas rather than injured skiers,”


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says David Polow, a Hyde Park lawyer insurance rates soaring past the point who has represented plaintiffs in cases of affordability for most mom-and-pop, of this kind. Thomas Aicher, a partner single-chairlift businesses, the ski asin a Rutland law firm that represents sociation head recounts. “That was one several Vermont resorts, adds that the of the death knells for smaller areas in pattern of unsuccessful lawsuits has re- Vermont,” Riehle says, pointing out that sulted in fewer injured riders or skiers only 20 commercial Alpine centers will even attempting to collect damages be opening in Vermont this season. from ski areas. His own business has Liability protection has remained slowed as a result, Aicher notes. expensive despite the legislature’s efThe legal standing of the resorts forts on behalf of one of Vermont’s most was greatly strengthened when the important economic sectors, which Vermont legislature passed a law 35 generates $1.5 billion a year for the state years ago stipulating that economy. “Insurance is skiing and all other sports one of the resorts’ biggest involve “inherent risks” cost components,” Riehle that participants ought to says. His association does be aware of. That initianot compile industrytive, backed by lobbyists wide figures for liability for the state’s politically insurance per se, but it potent skiing industry, estimates that Vermont tilted the burden of proof resorts spend about $20 onto injured skiers. That’s million a year on premiwhere it had rested since ums of all types. Injury the inception of resort coverage is the priciest skiing in the 1920s until among them. a historic Vermont court Aicher, the attorney ruling in 1978 shook up who represents resorts DAVID POL OW the entire U.S. winterthroughout the state, says sports establishment. Vermont law does not James Sunday, a 21-year-old novice, exempt ski areas from liability when was taking a lesson at Stratton Mountain they are shown to be truly negligent in in 1974 when a bush buried beneath the their operations. But, he adds, it’s in the snow snagged his ski. Sunday’s head- personal as well as financial interest of first fall left him a quadriplegic. A jury many resort owners to do everything awarded him $1.5 million in damages on possible to limit the inherent risks of the grounds that Stratton had failed to skiing and riding. keep its bunny hill free from hazards. “Return visits are the lifeblood of Stratton appealed, but the Vermont this business,” Aicher says. “You want Supreme Court upheld the decision. customers to have a positive experience The “inherent risks” law subse- every time.” quently passed by the Vermont legislaMoreover, “Most of the areas we ture was intended to abort a potential represent are run by people who are game-changing precedent by protecting themselves skiers and riders,” Aicher the industry from exposure to costly continues. “They want everyone to be settlements. That mission has been safe. They’re putting their own families largely accomplished, but the law could on those hills.” not deflect a deadly blow that Sunday’s The suit filed on Juliana Kane’s suit landed on several small Vermont behalf may have a better chance of sucresorts. ceeding if it is aimed at a private person About 70 ski areas — many of them rather than at the resort, Maass suggests. family affairs, à la Cochran’s Ski Area Courts have regularly ruled, however, in Richmond — were operating in the that the “inherent risks” stipulation also state at the time of the 1978 jury award, applies in cases of collisions with other notes Riehle. The court decision sent skiers or riders, the attorney adds. 

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Robert Emmett O’Brien, MD FACP, 92, a longtime resident of Winooski and Colchester, Vt., died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Robert was born in Winooski on February 3, 1921, the son of John E. O’Brien and Yvonne M. (Provost) O’Brien. He was a graduate of Cathedral High School, class of 1938; Saint Michael’s College, class of 1942 (cum laude, Prize for Biology, Chemistry and Philosophy, elected charter member of Delta Epsilon Sigma Catholic Honorary Society); and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, class of 1945 (cum laude, Prize for Clinical Medicine). He interned at Mary Fletcher Hospital, served his residency at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., and served the Winooski community in private practice

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specializing in internal medicine and cardiology for 50 years. Robert was married at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winooski on July 30, 1946 to Shirley A. (Murray) O’Brien, RN. He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country as captain with the United States Army. Robert served at Regional Hospital, Fort Meade, Md.; Brooks Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas; Surgeon General’s Offi ce (Pentagon), and Walter Reed General Hospital. He was a member of the fi rst medical team to ever use chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer (Lymphoma Leukemia). He was a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine; past president of medical staff at Fanny Allen Hospital, Degosbriand Hospital and Mary Fletcher Hospital (now Fletcher Allen Health Care); and he served on executive committees and many hospital committees. Robert was the fi rst chief of medicine at Fanny Allen Hospital; founder and fi rst director of the Coronary Care Unit at Fanny Allen Hospital; recipient of many hospital awards; a life member of Vermont State Medical Society, serving on many committees; past chairman of the Committee on Grievances against Physicians; past chairman of Vermont Board of Medical Practice; life fellow and past governor of American College of Physicians; past president and life member of board of directors and honorary life president of Vermont Chapter of American Lung Association; member of the American Heart Association, serving several committees; member (1963-1973) and past president (1972-1973) of University of Vermont board of trustees; and member of the Saint Michael’s College board of trustees (1975-2005) and trustee emeritus (2005 to present). He was active in alumni affairs for Saint Michael’s College and the University of Vermont. He received the Alumnus of Year Award and an honorary doctorate degree from Saint Michael’s College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine Award for outstanding Service to Medicine and Community

Clinical Professor of Medicine; and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. O’Brien had a strong interest in education and established the Robert E. and Shirley A. O’Brien Scholarship Fund at Saint Michael’s College. For many years they awarded a scholarship to a girl and a boy graduate of Winooski High School in honor of his Aunt Ella Mae and his father, John. Dr. O’Brien served as Winooski health offi cer for 45 years, and once spent three weeks in the barrio outside Caracas, Venezuela, providing medical aid to this poor nation. He was a member of GBIC Board that worked to bring IBM to Essex Junction. Bob was active in community and church affairs, was a lector since Vatican II at St. Stephen and Holy Cross Catholic Churches, where he was a member and past chairman of Parish Council and Liturgy Committee at Holy Cross. He was a great supporter of the pro-life movement, appearing at many hearings and television debates in opposition of Roe v. Wade in the early years of its passage into law. He was also a fi rm believer in health care for all. Bob was proud of his Irish and French Canadian heritage. He enjoyed his dual citizenship with the United States and Ireland and took many trips to Ireland with Shirley and family, visiting all 32 counties. He enjoyed speaking French daily with his Francophone patients and took many trips to visit French relatives in Québec. He once took a six-day river raft trip through the Grand Canyon. During high school and college, Bob played saxophone and clarinet with several dance bands. He enjoyed family and friends, especially large family gatherings with French Canadian and Irish song fests, golf, boating, cross-country skiing, fi shing, traveling, jazz and classical music, literature, Irish history, politics and playing bridge. He was a member for 64 years of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Winooski Senior Citizens, and a former member of the Burlington Country Club and the Ethan Allen Club. Bob and Shirley have nine children; 21

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Melanie Maria Goodreaux and Tim Fielder were united in marriage on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the Fisk Farm in Isle La Motte. ° e wedding was offi ciated by Reverend M. Moretti, Universal Life Minister. ° e bride is the daughter of Mrs. Carmelite Goodreaux and the late Mr. Sidney Goodreaux, and the groom is the son of Mr. Arthur Jafa Fielder and Mrs. Rowena Young Fielder of Atlanta, GA. Melanie is a 1995 graduate of St. Michael’s College with a BA in English. She is currently employed as a writer in New York City. Tim is

currently employed as an animator and illustrator in New York City. ° e love angels were Diane Sullivan, Mariposa Fernandez, Maryam Myika Day, Nikki Johnson, Liza Jessie Peterson, Perrylee Eubanks, Sydnee Jane Goodreaux and Lucille Goodreaux-Leary. ° e groomsmen were Jim Fielder, Maximilius Fielder, Jacob Fielder, Boston Fielder, Beau Goodreaux and Cole Fielder. Beyond the beauty of an autumn day at Fisk Farm, the occasion was personalized and homespun by the contributions of all guests who gathered. Guests traveled from Oregon, Georgia, California, New York City, Lousiana and as far as the Basque Country to attend. Guests enjoyed kite-fl ying, fi reworks,

a trumpet and New Orleans Second Line, and fi re-lit lanterns that drifted away into the stars. ° e couple also had their marriage blessed during Catholic Mass the following morning at St. Anne’s Shrine by Fr. Michael Cronoghue, and they were featured in the Vows Videos of the New York Times on the day they married. Services were provided by Shawn Lipenski of Velvet Catering, DJ Craig Mitchell, photographers Matthew ° orsen, Arthur Jafa Fielder and David Littlefi eld, fl owers by Kathy’s Flowers and Monica and Marie Sullivan, decorations by Donald Eggert, wedding coordinator: Rebecca Rogers, Wedding Cake by Cupcake Café, New York City.

grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Shirley; nine children and their spouses: Timothy P. and Sue Ann of Winooski; Patricia E. of Colchester; Maureen A. of Colchester; Mary Jane and Michael Bailey of Colchester; Dr. Stephen EmR, MD, and Chris of Clemson, S.C.; Sheila A. of Colchester; Michael R. and Susan of Winooski; Brigid C. and John Kulhowvick of Essex Jct., Vt.; Dr. James K., MD, and Michele of Norwich, N.Y.; and 21 grandchildren and spouses and 13 great-grandchildren: Patrick & Mellissa O’Brien (Morgan and Alana); Meghan & ° omas Mongeon (Logan, Riley and Cian); Colleen and Andrei Noni; Kelli and Matt Reno (Jeremy); Dr. Brian Dinger; Conor & Jess O’Brien (Liam, Aiden, Maeve and Rowan); Erin O’Brien; Edward O’Brien (Phillip and Jeremy (Jalen)) Ellen and Dr. ° omas Woodcock; Daniel Hayes; Matthew Robbins; Dr Robert O’Brien and Dr Chi Hunt Wong; ° omas and Kimberly O’Brien; Kate and Matt Violette (Amelia); Mary and Mark Kulhowvick; Kathryn, James K., Jason, ° eresa and Jacqueline O’Brien. He is also survived by his brother, J. William O’Brien of Winooski; his sisters-in-law, Lily O’Brien, Lois Lantman and Helen Devoid; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother Dr. ° omas E., MD; his brothers-in-law Howard Lantman and Carroll Devoid; his sister-in-law Phyllis O’Brien; and aunts, uncles and cousins. Visiting hours were held on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. including a prayer service by the Knights of Columbus beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, October 5 at the Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel, St. Michael’s College, Winooski. Memorial contributions can be made to the Robert E. and Shirley A. O’Brien Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Michael’s College Development Offi ce, One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439.


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in the mainstream, always an outsider, a difficult character. And, of course, this life outside the worka-day world and the art establishment contributed to his chronic financial difficulties, which always weighed heavily on him — on top of his poor health and various accidents and injuries. But by the same token, it was this combination of traits that gave Marc his distinctive perspective as an artist. And there was something more: a strength of character, and intellect, a drive that led him to develop his native talent, perfect his technique as a painter, hone his skill as a writer, and add to his knowledge of the theory and history of art. That is what enabled him to produce such works of great beauty. At its best, his art is transcendental. It has a tranquil harmony, a serenity, that reveals none of the turmoil or struggle in his life. It is as though the turmoil was the price Marc was paying to produce the art. Unable to function within the grooves of normal society, he created for himself a way of life that suited his needs and talents; a life of meaning, value and dignity. And he thrived, in his own way, as an artist, writer, poet and musician; as a teacher and a friend; as a lover; as a father, uncle, son and brother. The Germans have a word, Lebenskünstler — it’s one of those German words that doesn’t translate, something like “life-artist.” It’s often used as a joke, or even a put-down — but to Marc it applied literally. I’ve been trying to find some meaning, not in his death but in his life. Some lesson he taught us, some inspiration, for myself, my children and perhaps for you who loved and admired him. This is what I’ve come up with: He took what was given him: the special sensitivity, the awkward differentness, the misfortune — and the good, and he found within himself the strength, the patience, the drive, the beauty, the love, the wit, the peace, to make his life a work of art.

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Marc was a Burlington painter, poet, teacher, musician and longtime art critic for Seven Days. His brother Steve Awodey delivered this eulogy for Marc’s memorial service on November 2, 2012, at the Unitarian Universalist Church. With permission we are adapting it here, nearly one year since Marc’s death at age 51. We miss him. I’d like to say a few words about my dear brother Marc. When he was in second grade, they used to call him “Porky”; and a gang of kids who ran around the playground, terrorizing the girls, I suppose, called themselves the “Porky Patrol.” In third grade, Marc started playing the cello, and you would see him carrying it everywhere — on the school bus, in his Little League uniform — and they started calling him Cello, and that stuck. I’ve been thinking about him a lot, and one of the things I’ve wondered is why people called Marc nicknames. No one ever had trouble calling me Steve, but people liked to call him something different. And they weren’t teasing him — rather, it was a sign of affection, a kind of endearment. And really, throughout Marc’s life a peculiar thing about him was that most people who got to know him liked him. And so I’ve wondered what it was about him that was so special, so endearing. I suppose I’m trying to understand because, since he’s been gone, I’ve been trying to somehow hold on to it, and maybe by putting it into words I’ll be able to do that. One thing I’ve come up with is that Marc was extraordinarily sensitive. He was also unusually gentle, never mean, and incredibly good-natured. “Tender and mild,” as we would joke. Another thing is that he was extremely awkward, in a way that’s difficult to describe. It’s not just that he was physically clumsy — although he certainly was — but he was also somehow always out of place, he never quite fit in. He was somehow a little bit different, for lack of a better description. This combination of sensitivity and differentness gave Marc a childlike quality that perhaps helps describe what people found so endearing about him. But it also caused him to suffer in ways that most of us don’t. He experienced the world around him and his own emotions with an intensity that was at times, for him, unbearable. His differentness left him always on the edge of society — as an artist, a disheveled eccentric. But even as an artist he was never


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Former Olympians, including members of Vermont’s Cochran family, will attend a Q&A and reception. Finally, at 6:45 p.m., Wood will present his restored version of White Rock, the official film of the Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics. For fans of cold-weather exertions, the programming doesn’t end there. Check out The Ridge, a documentary about a harrowing Himalayan rescue; and King Curling, a Norwegian underdog dramedy about, yes, that sport with the brooms. And, of course, the thoughtful snowboarding doc The Crash Reel, about former professional Vermont snowboarder keVin peaRce , which opens the fest.

Loc ALLY Grow N: VTIFF is the place to catch up on recent Vermontmade films. sam mayfield ’s doc Wisconsin Rising gets its local premiere here. You can also see Worst Thing About Coming Out — a project from Rob baRRacano and his champlain college students — Cow Power: The Film; “Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty”; and “I Am in Here,” a portrait of living with autism created by maRk Utte R through Vsa VeRmont . Short-film showcases let you sample the latest work of local directors such as t im Joy , stephen maas , michael f ishe R, ashley delU cco and elizabeth Rossano . You’re bound to see more — and more exhausted — filmmakers at the Sleepless

in Burlington 24-hour film slam on October 20. JuSt th E FAct S: VTIFF’s focus this year on “Artists in Action” brings us documentaries such as Chihuly Outside and Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. Filmmaker Peter Mettler takes an impressionist journey around the world with The End of Time. The Genius of Marian profiles a family struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, while A River Changes Course documents environmental degradation through portraits of three Cambodian families. hALL owYOUR EEN’S A-comiNG: Get that putrefying-flesh makeup ready! For TEXT the other kind of Deadheads — fans of HERE George A. Romero, zombie impresario that is — VTIFF offers the documentary Birth of the Living Dead on October 18. It’s followed by a late-night screening of its subject, horror classic Night of the Living Dead. Also on the VTIFF menu, Irish director Neil Jordan’s moody Byzantium may not be your typical horror film, but VTiFF

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller, produced by Lost Nation Theater, October 10 through 27; Thursdays and Sundays at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 27, at Montpelier City Hall Auditorium. $15-30. lostnationtheater.org

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There’s more to this production than the play. The LNT team has created additional programming to deepen the experience. Robyn osiecki crafted an interactive timeline of the Salem witch trials and of Miller’s creative process, which is displayed in the auditorium’s gallery space. On Wednesday, October 16, Tavcar will present a program on Robert Ward, the composer of the Pulitzer Prizewinning opera based on Miller’s play. Ward beat out hotshot composers such as Leonard Bernstein to get the adaptation gig. “Miller didn’t write the libretto because he had just married Marilyn Monroe and he said he was too busy,” says Tavcar. “But he did approve it.” Ward, whose opera premiered in 1961 at the New York City Opera, died earlier this year at 95. Tavcar will personify Ward and tell the story of the opera’s origins by reading correspondence between Miller and Ward, as well as playing excerpts from the original cast recording. After the performance on Thursday, October 17, Allen GilbeRt, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, will host a discussion of issues in the play, such as false imprisonment, that remain relevant today. Theatergoers are in for an intimate experience. LNT scenic designer GReG cRAwfoRd has transformed the space so actors can perform in the round. Seats are just three rows deep, so everyone will have a great view. Fittingly, those small pockets of audience, says Bent, “function, in a sense, as jury boxes.” m

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rthur Miller wrote The Crucible, his classic drama about the Salem witch trials, in response to 1950s McCarthyism. But the play, produced more often than any other Miller work including Death of a Salesman, is just as relevant now. tIm tAVcAr, a LoSt NAtIoN thEAtEr artistic associate who’s performing in that company’s upcoming production of The Crucible, says Miller knew the play’s themes would outlast him. “People and governments and bodies and factions are still trying to rule the masses by planting hysteria about one thing or another,” says Tavcar. “[Miller] felt that was a really enduring legacy of the play.” The story follows Salem farmer John Proctor as he struggles to prove that a group of local girls is lying about seeing others consort with the devil. The whole town becomes embroiled in the scandal. “People are taking advantage of these trials in order to do things like charge people with witchcraft, getting rid of them and then buying their land,” Tavcar says. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The play “shows that even at the cost of a life, personal integrity can triumph over mass adversity,” Tavcar says. Dartmouth College English professor BrEtt GAmBoA is directing the LNT production of The Crucible, which he calls “a great modern tragedy and among the most haunting of plays. It thrives on contradictions, presenting characters that mingle guilt and innocence, justice and injustice, forgiveness and spite, thus eliciting both condemnation and sympathy.” Artistic director KIm BENt says LNT has wanted to do this show for years. “It’s very powerful,” he says. “It was just a matter of finding the right time to bring all the elements together.” One of those elements was Paul Riopelle, a resident actor with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company who’s playing John Proctor.


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arole Vasta Folley is a funny lady. And she makes other people funny. Just watch The Family of Ewe and see if you don’t LOL. The Family of Ewe, hereafter to be known as TFOE, has nothing to do with sheep —although a cartoony ewe clad in leopard-print mini, red heels and lipstick appears in the marketing materials. It’s a new play written and directed by Folley for Burlington theater company Girls Nite Out . And, yep, it is funny. But it’s more than that; this is a play written by a woman for women (and one male with a tiny part), and so TFOE exhibits a full spectrum of the feminine and feminist: roller-coaster emotions, relationship dynamics, middle-agedgrrl-power solidarity, insecurity and empowerment. And as such it perfectly fits GNO’s mission to provide more roles for women — particularly those “of a certain age.” The play centers on a group of gal pals who call themselves the Family of Ewe — and that last word stands for “enlightened women empowered.” Ewe is also “a play on words,” says Folley, “meaning you in both the singular and plural.” But

despite a moniker that recalls 1970s consciousness-raising groups, this is an inclusive family of friends that gets together to gab, bitch, eat and drink, not analyze patriarchy. And — move over, Odd Couple — it is one motley crew; the characters are so different from each other, you wonder how they ever got together in the first place. Three of the women — Kathy, Jane and Hannah — live together in the nicely appointed home that is the play’s set (credited to designer aNN ViVia N and retailer Desi GN matters ); a fourth roommate, Ann, has recently died, and the play begins with a post-funeral gathering. Toni, Patty and Jen round out the group. Then there are Ann’s two daughters, Sophie and Madeline, and “the other woman,” Margeaux. More on them in a moment. Sassy humor is the dominant note in TFOE, and Folley is skilled at both writing snappy dialogue and pulling glib, rapid-fire delivery from her actors. Yet plausible drama anchors the story: a toosoon death underscores aging and mortality; a wife is dumped for a younger woman; daughters are abandoned;

THEATER sisters are estranged; a teenager is pregnant. And then there is unwanted body fat and the caloric counsel of ice cream in the middle of the night. Wisecracking, cynical Kathy is TFOE’s anchoring character. Played by kim swai N, she is hilariously acerbic and sometimes caustic. Kathy is the one whose husband left for a younger woman, and she is filled with pain, rage and self-loathing. She is also overweight, and Swain plays her size like it is another, unwelcome character. “How did this happen?!” she exclaims at one point, miserably grabbing a hunk of her belly. When Toni (JaNet stamb Olia N) brings

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her new employee Margeaux (r ebeCCa r aski N) to a Family of Ewe gathering, all the women eventually piece together that Margeaux is the woman who had an affair with Kathy’s duplicitous ex … who has ditched Margeaux in turn. This storyline is a central theme in TFOE, and is the one Folley has most fully developed. Swain flings herself unfettered into the role of Kathy; she is convincing both as a woman scorned and as a stubborn, selfpitying pain in the ass. She uses humor as a shield. Few of the other characters are given — or convey — such emotional complexity, but there is another dominant plot:

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ick Prelinger is many things: an archivist, preservationist and maker of films; an advocate for free speech and for revising America’s copyright laws; a public speaker; and even, as the Atlantic has dubbed him, a national treasure. He describes himself, though, as a “historical interventionist” — someone who “infuses the present with the past so as to influence the future.” While he admits this definition is a bit glib, the San Francisco resident couldn’t be more enthusiastic about that mission, which has been at the core of his work for more than 30 years. Arguably, no single person has done more to restore, preserve and disseminate America’s moving-image history than Prelinger has. In coming weeks, Vermont audiences will have three opportunities to learn about Prelinger’s

projects: He will speak in a presentation and a panel discussion at the Verm ONt iNter Nati ONal Film Festi Val , and he will screen his latest film, No More Road Trips?, at the hO pki Ns CeNter FOr the arts at Dartmouth College. Prelinger’s career as a film preservationist began during a paradigm shift in media: the move from film to videotape. For his work on a compilationfilm project about American sexual habits, Prelinger dug into a vast trove of educational films designed to inculcate “proper” values in young Americans. “I started looking at the type of material that made us who we were: educational films made to socialize and train boys and girls, industrial films meant to turn us into good workers,” he says. Such films were, at the time, free for the asking. Producers were eager to dump celluloid in favor of video, so

Prelinger started amassing what would soon become one of the most important private film collections in the country. That collection acquired sharper focus in the mid-1980s when Prelinger connected with Voyager, a forward-looking creator of new media. The collaboration produced a fascinating, interactive series of CD-ROMs called Our Secret Century, in which a digitized version of Prelinger presents highlights from his ever-expanding collection. The work with Voyager got him thinking. “It made me realize that there were aspects to what I was doing that were like practicing public history — a significant project,” Prelinger says. “There’s the conventional wisdom about youth and gender in the ’50s” — that everyone was straitlaced and repressed — “but when you look at the films, you see that the picture is considerably more

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complex. There’s room for much more ambiguity and nuance.” Thus began Prelinger’s long career of using archival films to recontextualize American history. “How can we help move history forward?” he asks — a question that underlies all of his work. “How can you use archival material to give us some new perspectives — rather than the same old ideas of dystopia, nostalgia and musical montages of interesting eye candy? How can you create a film that shows that the past is as riveting as the present?”


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American landscape has changed but about how its changes reflect our shifting relationship with the past. During the screenings of No More Road Trips?, Prelinger encourages audience members to talk, relating their questions and observations. “They don’t always accept this offer of agency, but it’s great when it happens,” he says. “It’s a completely different relationship to cinema.” m

The Family of Ewe, written and directed by Carole Vasta Folley, produced by Girls Nite Out, Wednesday through Saturday, October 9 to 12, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 13, at 2 p.m., at Main Street Landing Black Box Theatre in Burlington. $22. girlsniteoutvt.com

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— upward of 90 million times so far, according to Prelinger. In granting unprecedented access to previously forgotten films, Prelinger was encouraged to think about media access in general. “I became a copyright activist,” he says. “We need to reengineer archives and public memory. If one’s goal is to enable the creation of millions of new authors and to allow people to reconsider American heritage in their own way … you’ve got to make the stuff available for them to reedit and rework. “I became aware that the highest form of archival activity is to be consumed,” Prelinger says, “to let your material propagate freely.” He practices what he preaches. Prelinger’s film No More Road Trips? reconstructs, from 9000 home movies, an Atlantic-to-Pacific road trip across an America that no longer exists. He describes it as “using people’s home movies to trace a dream across the country.” Prelinger hopes the film will encourage viewers to think not only about how the

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TIFF’s “Lunchtime Shorts” series at the BCA Center offers a chance to see cutting-edge short films from around the world, including a full program of animated shorts on October 16. This Sunday, animation buffs — and their kids — may also want to check out a special event at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for t He Arts . Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae, director and producer of Monsters University, respectively, will accept the Dartmouth Film Award on behalf of Pixar. Catch a Q&A, a compilation reel of clips from beloved flicks such as Toy Story and The Incredibles, and more for the family-friendly ticket price of $5.

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By the mid-1990s, Prelinger’s collection had grown too large to handle, so he sought out an organization that could care for it. In 2002, he entered into an arrangement in which the Library of Congress would house Prelinger’s collection of 200,000 cans of “ephemeral films.” One of the conditions of the acquisition was that the films be made freely available to the public. It’s an enormous and ongoing project. Around the same time, Prelinger found himself uniquely positioned at another moment of media transition: the shift from analog to digital. He began a partnership with Brewster Kahle, the founder of the trailblazing Internet Archive. The result: By the end of 2000, more than 5000 films in the Prelinger collection had been uploaded to archive. org. “This was life changing,” Prelinger says, “because we suddenly entered into a collaboration with hundreds and thousands of people around the world.” Those films have been downloaded — for watching, studying and remixing

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laughs. The play is a bit too long, and yet the ending feels rushed. And there are unanswered questions, such as, Why does Patty always wear pastel? Quibbles aside, TFOE is far more satisfying than not, and the women onstage are a bunch you’d like to know better — as their alter egos and in real life. Folley, 52, is far from a newbie to the stage — though in earlier years growing up in Hyde Park she spent more time on it. She has directed previously for Lyri C tH eAtre and for Girls Nite Out. And though she says she likes to work on “every aspect” of theater, Folley has arrived at the conclusion that this — creating original work for women — is what she wants to do now. “I love directing community theater,” she muses, “but I have more to say. I’m really clear that this is my mission now.” m

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the appearance of Ann’s two daughters. Each is damaged in her own way, and we gradually learn why. Uptight Sophie (AvALon kAnn ), who shows up to organize her mother’s funeral, is cold and wants nothing to do with the “ewes.” Younger sister Maddy (perry vAst A) mysteriously arrives later dressed like a panhandling vagabond but, once she reveals her pregnancy, dons a floral dress and moves in with her “aunts.” That ignites a minor subplot involving Jane (Lind A mCGinnis ), whose attempt to mother Maddy is at first rudely rebuffed. Dark-haired and slender, McGinnis delivers a poised, ladylike Jane whose MO

is genteel kindness, her suffering quietly eloquent. Third roomie Hannah is spiritual, über-positive and frequently strikes yoga poses in the living room. A willowy blond, Heidi tA ppAn nails her role, but you can’t help wishing Hannah was allowed to punch through the new-agey fluff that muffles her. The other characters are less fleshed out but are thoroughly engaging — because each actor clearly has fun with her role: Stambolian as lesbian Toni is warm, witty and the best-adjusted of the bunch (hey, she is a chiropractor) and is sweetly surprised to be the most successful in love. kAt Hy seiLer ’s Jen is a sexpot in tight clothing; that is to say, a wife and mom to three kids who hides … disappointment? … behind bawdy behavior and Mae West-worthy innuendoes. And not least, r oBin owens is a riot as the ditzy Patty; her facial expressions and awkward body language are priceless. The Family of Ewe is not without its flaws: You wish that more of the characters were allowed to penetrate their own surfaces. A faux speed-dating scene is gratuitous, even if it does generate

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as far north as Chickadee Circle — acknowledged noise that evening. Of that number, roughly half described a knocking or tapping. Although Barritt now admits he was too groggy that night to determine what interrupted his sleep, the IBM engineer has enjoyed the response. “This tapping thing has taken on a life of its own,” he remarks. Dispelling one of the theories, Ted Murin — who coauthored the 2002 book Birdwatching in Vermont — says feathered creatures probably aren’t to blame. “There is a phenomenon where a lot of birds will see their reflection in the window and attack it, seeing it as a rival, but they only do that during daylight,” Murin explains. For now, no connections to the occult or extraterrestrial have been verified. A representative from Vermont Paranormal Investigators says the group hasn’t received a report of the incident, while the National UFO Reporting Center hasn’t recorded a sighting over South Burlington since February. Several people interviewed in the Cider Mill neighborhood say they heard nothing on September 19. But one couple who recently moved from Shelburne into a home on Winesap Lane — one block from Barritt — does acknowledge a strange noise. Diana and Jim, who offer only their first names, say they

can’t pinpoint what woke them that evening; at the time they attributed it to the creaks of their new home. The couple rule out both pranksters — who typically operate earlier in the evening — and moonlighting construction workers. Of the two noise complaints received by the South Burlington police that night, one filed at 12:45 a.m. involved fireworks allegedly going off near Hinesburg Road. Three hours later, someone on nearby Cobblestone Circle reported gunshots. Could these have been the “tapping” sounds? Several FPF users responded to Barritt’s post saying they thought so, including Sean Devine, another Cider Mill resident. When Devine lived off the beltline in Burlington, says the former Massachusetts National Guard member and current environmental consultant for the U.S. military, he’d hear people firing shotguns to scare away birds. But on September 19, after Devine went to bed with a propped-open window in his east-facing bedroom, he and his wife were woken by steady “pop-pop” sounds that reminded him more of an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. “It was either people hunting coyotes or someone messing around with a gun, but I would assume it was the coyotes,” Devine says. He believes the noise came from the east or southeast.

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distinctions between problem drinkers who are able to return to controlled drinking and alcoholics. Both [groups] also concur that failure at the goal of moderate drinking indicates that a drinking problem is serious and is best addressed by abstinence.” Research supports a twopronged approach, finding that the most out-of-control drinkers generally get better results with abstinence, while those with less severe drinking issues often do OK with moderation.  So what’s the dispute about? A key element in AA theory is alcoholics’ capacity for denial, and its advocates see only the potential

for tragedy in a system that lets drinkers decide they’re capable of drinking on occasion. Humphreys, though, says his research showed people who sought help for excessive drinking for the most part were pretty clear-eyed and tended to correctly self-sort. AA members were more likely to be older males with severe alcoholrelated problems — recent episodes of binge drinking, things like that. No doubt partly for that reason they had a greater chance of being jobless or otherwise socially and economically unstable. (Other research suggests they’re also more likely to be minorities.) MM participants, on the other hand, tended to be younger, female and white, with fewer indications of severe alcohol abuse.  But not all of them. About 15 percent of MM members, Humphreys reports, had major alcohol problems — “shaking when not intoxicated, delirium tremens, blackouts, convulsions or fits after drinking, and cravings for alcohol upon waking,” plus alcohol-related job issues. These people, he says, fit the profile for alcoholism — they just don’t admit it. Thus your friend’s response. You don’t say whether he was in AA, but the first of the 12 steps is to acknowledge you’re powerless over alcohol. The research suggests no one arrives at this stark conclusion unless it’s true.

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Corrections Corporation of America’s Orwellian-sounding Lee Adjustment Center (LAC) in Beattyville, Ky. CCA’s 30-year history is filthy with violence, negligence and corruption. Inmates at a now-closed Kentucky women’s prison called it the “rape factory.” In 2004, when Vermont first transferred men to Beattyville, they rioted because of substandard conditions and capricious, vicious disciplinary practices. Conditions reportedly improved. Indeed, according to inmates’ wives, attorneys and prison volunteers I spoke with, Vermont prisoners prefer Kentucky to in-state prisons. The commissary food is better (if you can afford it), weekend visits last all day (if your family can travel 950 miles), and the guards reportedly leave prisoners alone. This last aspect isn’t always beneficial: CCA is notoriously understaffed. Guards’ absence — or, lawsuits claim, deliberately turned backs — enables inmate-on-inmate rape, assault and even murder. LAC has no rehabilitative programming except a limitedenrollment dog-training course. And the men there are serving the longest sentences. Prisoners call their years of nothingness “dead time.” It’s a good name for incarceration. Vermont House Judiciary Committee member Suzi Wizowaty (D-Burlington) has introduced several bills that could push prison reform along. One would sever the state’s ties with private corrections and house all Vermont inmates in public facilities in state. Another would compel the state to reduce its prison population by 25 percent in three years. Either of these bills, if passed, would inherently accomplish the goal of the other and necessitate other urgent reforms, such as providing more education and mental health services. Wizowaty is also executive director of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, which is part of Nation Inside, a new network that links local organizers, prisoners’ families, artists and professionals who are challenging the prison-industrial complex. Some of the campaigns that have joined Nation Inside pursue broad goals, declared in their names: the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Decarcerate Illinois. Other movements are more focused. Release Aging People in Prison aims to do just that. The frail elderly are not a threat. The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice just won a big victory: The Federal Communications Commission dramatically reduced interstate prison

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A I K E N camera matched exactly the glue stick on the top of his helmet. So I said, “I don’t know if you’re gonna be able to use your camcorder for the rest of the day, but I’ve sure got some great footage!” SD: I actually do remember that and I am in that footage. And I’ve got a lot of ice in my beard, for sure. oK, so let me ask you this: Is everybody as embarrassed as I am when you holler out their name? PG: No. co

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SD: No? Are you sure? PG: Not everybody is. But I would say 80 percent of the people are embarrassed. But I get laughter out of it, and that’s what I enjoy the most. I get really bored when the lines are not long, when it’s an off weekend. If it’s not a holiday weekend, I get some enjoyment out of it, but I certainly don’t get as much [as] if I got a full corral. [That] makes my day go by so fast. I go on Sterling for half an hour. I go to Madonna for half an hour. I go to Madonna 1. And I will tell you, for an hour and a half of those antics and laughter, I get a 30-minute break and I’m tired.

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SD: So you’re the only asshole on the mountain praying for long lines then, huh? PG: Yes. I’m the only asshole out there praying for long lines. Yes. Absolutely. I really do enjoy it. But, as funny as it is, I put in for ski instructor for this coming season, so I will not be calling out people’s names or yelling them out.

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SD: Will you yell at your students? PG: No, no, no. Because, as fun as ski host is, when you’re instructing, you know, you don’t want to scare them. Because those people, you want to keep having them come back year after year. So learning how to ski, that’s scary on its own. It’s one thing to have fun, make people laugh, embarrass a lot of people, but when you’re a ski instructor, you don’t want to embarrass people. You want them to have the best experience possible. m

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SD: No kidding! PG: Another time, somebody had lost their [GoPro] Hero video camera. Somebody gave me this camcorder and, in my infinite wisdom, I turned it on. And I’m going down each line saying, “Is this your camera?” And I’m videoing every single person in line. I filled it up. It got to the point where there was no more room. It was an icy day and there were gentlemen that had ice all over their beards. And I’ve got this camcorder and I’m bringing it in close to their beards. I mean, look at this guy. Look at the icicles. And the guy’s just moving his face around, giving me the best possible video. And about 25 minutes after that, finally this guy comes up and says, “That’s my camera.” And I’m, like, “Are you sure?” And he’s, like, “Yeah, that’s my camera. I lost it up on Sterling.” And I’m, like, “You know, I’ve gotta see some kind of proof. And, sure enough, the glue stick that was on the bottom of the

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hen the United States Luge Association brings its “Slider Search” clinics to Burlington this weekend, the sessions will enable the organization to demystify a sport that many Americans only hear about once every four years. But with its free mini-camp, USA Luge also hopes to scope out tomorrow’s talent. Developed in Switzerland in the late 1800s, the luge — not to be confused with bobsledding or the skeleton — is a small sled that can hold one or two people lying on their backs. Using downward pressure from their legs as well as handles inside the sled to steer, lugers slide feet first down an approximately 4000-foot-long ice track. In the sport’s highest echelons, they do so at speeds approaching 80 miles per hour. This weekend, they won’t go nearly that fast. In three-hour sessions on October 12 and 13, USA Luge recruitment manager Fred Zimny and several junior lugers will instruct children between the ages of 9 and 13 in the basics of the sport. Taking place on Locust Street by Calahan Park, the clinics will culminate in a chance for attendees to slide down a stretch of pavement on wheeled sleds, simulating the real deal. If any participants show promise, USA Luge may then invite them to try out for the junior development team in Lake

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Placid. That’s the first step to eventually competing at the international level, says Gordy Sheer, marketing director for USA Luge. Sheer himself competed in three Winter Olympics and won a silver medal at the 1998 Nagano games. “The Slider Search is a great opportunity to try something new. Beyond that, you get a free T-shirt,” he says. “And

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beyond that, it’s a chance to open the door to what could potentially be a trip to the Olympic games.” That’s not empty rhetoric: The Slider Searches are USA Luge’s primary recruiting mechanism, Sheer explains. Eighty percent of the U.S. luge team at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, he points out, was recruited through the clinics, which the organization has run for 28 years.

But even if they’ve been a boon for USA Luge’s numbers, Sheer admits that the clinics illustrate the challenge facing the niche sport, which must contend with more popular winter pastimes and has a limited legacy in this country. For the last 50 years, countries much closer to the sport’s origins — Germany, Austria, Italy — have regularly taken home Olympic gold medals. Unlike the governments in those countries, the U.S. government provides no funding to its Olympic teams. “It’s not like hockey or skiing where there is already an existing structure of high school teams, leagues or clubs. We need to go out and recruit,” Sheer explains. “The other challenge is that we don’t have a lot of facilities in which to train, so we have to go out and bring the sport to them. That’s what the Slider Search is, a way to help us remedy the fact, at least partially, that we have a limited number of facilities.” The U.S. has only three luge tracks: two at the former Olympic facilities in Park City, Utah, and Lake Placid, N.Y., and one at a winter-sports complex in Muskegon, Mich. The bobsled and skeleton also use the same stretches of ice. A further challenge, explains former luger and Burlington business owner Cynthea Wight Hausman (who will be blogging at the upcoming Sochi games


for Seven Days; see sidebar), is the level of commitment required by a child approaching the sport. “People come to the ski team knowing how to ski. People do not come into the luge development programs knowing how to luge,” says Hausman, who attended the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics as an alternate on the U.S. women’s luge team. “It’s a cradle-to-grave program,” she adds. “They have to teach you every first thing about it.” Since Calgary, Hausman has been involved with USA Luge in coaching and fundraising capacities. She currently manages the organization’s social media pages as a volunteer and teaches athletes how to do the same with their personal ones. According the USA Luge website, 16 men and women now make up the national team. Although none hail from the Green Mountain State, two of 36 members of the junior and development squads do: Elijah Pedriani from New Haven and Grace Weinberg from Middlebury. As dire as her assessment of the luge

program sounds now, Hausman looks back on the sport fondly and encourages families to take advantage of the Slider Search, where she’ll also be helping. What appealed to her was not just luging itself, but also the tight-knit community the sport generated in such a small, resourcelimited environment. The clinics this weekend, Hausman says, may be just the ticket for a young Green Mountain athlete looking to break into such a world. “If you have a child that is really coordinated, has a lot of energy and likes to ski fast and likes the camaraderie, it’s a really exceptional opportunity,” Hausman says. “It’s like a big slide, and where else but Vermont? We’re cold-hardened, and we can roll with it.” m

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You may know Cynthea Wight Hausman as the owner and operator of Cynthea’s Spa on Church Street. What you might not realize about her is that she used to rocket feetfirst down a slim, icy track. And she was Olympics-level good: After taking up luge in 1984, Hausman went to the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics as an alternate for the U.S. women’s team. Ahead of the Park City events in 2002, Pat Brown — the original coach of the Jamaican bobsledding team, portrayed by John Candy in the film Cool Runnings — recruited Hausman to try out for a then-fledgling U.S. women’s Olympic bobsledding team. She didn’t make the national squad that time around. But this February, when the world’s most elite athletes again sharpen their blades and stuff themselves into Spandex for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Hausman will be there. This time, she’ll be blogging about the frigid action for Seven Days. In her coverage, Hausman explains, she’ll draw as much from her time on the ice as off it. Not only was she an athlete for 18 years before retiring from sports, she has also coached junior lugers at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, worked on the track during the Park City Olympics and stood on the sidelines for many, many games. “I’ve been around this community for my entire adult life. But I also have this interesting distance where I’ve been retired for so long that I have this appreciation for [the athletes’] daily lives that maybe they don’t see,” says the former Olympian. “For an American audience in particular, that doesn’t really understand the culture and technical aspects of these sports very well, I’m hoping to delve deep into what it’s like to really be out there.” This far ahead of the games, Hausman isn’t sure what direction she’ll take her blog coverage. But she’ll approach the task with a degree of spontaneity, she explains, attempting to do things such as embed herself with one nation’s team for a 24-hour period. And she’ll keep an eye on less action-packed sports such as biathlon and curling, which have followings in Vermont and Canada. Hausman offers a snippet of the enthusiasm she’ll try to translate for an American audience. Remembering her time as a spectator at the 1994 Lillehammer games, she describes the scene at the medal ceremony after three Norwegian men swept the ski jump. “Let me tell you, I was surrounded by 20,000 Vikings crying and singing, and I couldn’t see anything. I was surrounded by all these incredibly tall people, all waving their Norwegian flags and saying ‘Hagl Norge!’” Hausman recalls animatedly. “When you’re right in the middle of all that, it’s huge.”


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n 2012, Vermonters had the opportunity to buy off what was left of Santa’s Land. After 55 years of operation, the longtime owners of the Putney theme park had decided to close its doors. The auction was canceled when an anonymous benefactor purchased the park, leading to speculation — and satire. In Seven Days, Ken Picard and cartoonist Tim Newcomb teamed up to visualize what would happen if Gov. Peter Shumlin bought Santa’s Land and transformed it into “Shumland.” Reality very nearly got even stranger. Last summer, WWE wrestler and author Mick Foley, famous for his Christmas fetish, admitted to fans on Reddit that he’d seriously considered purchasing Santa’s Land. The only thing stopping him, said Foley, was his lack of confidence that he’d be able to take care of the park’s animals while he was away on the mat. In the end, it was the local Billewicz family, led by matriarch Lillian, which purchased the park and reopened it in the summer of 2013. “I am the mother of two boys and I hold fast to tradition and traditional family values,” Billewicz told Seven Days via email. She added that she’d been interested in buying Santa’s Land for a while and jumped on the opportunity to take advantage of a grandfathered zoning clause the property would lose at auction. For this Winter Preview issue, we found it only natural to visit Old Saint Nick at the 42-acre park, which is open every weekend through December 22. No matter that our party had no children, a delightfully kitschy time was had by all. On a recent Sunday afternoon, only a few other cars occupied Santa’s parking lot, located just behind a vintage sculpture of Kris Kringle perched on alphabet blocks with the letters “S” and “L.” The park dates back to 1957, when Jack Poppele of Newark, N.J., found the perfect pine grove in which to place his dream destination. A pioneering radio man, Poppele always had a special place in his heart for Christmas. In 1922, he had inaugurated New York news and talk station WOR with a one-man broadcast on Christmas Day. Not much has changed at Santa’s Land since 1957, making it a time capsule of far more innocent days. But that innocence has its limits — Santa is, at his core, all about commercialism. To enter the park, families must pass teenage gatekeepers sporting Santa hats at the gift-shop cash

register. Admission is $10, up from the original 19 cents but still a pittance. Kids younger than 3 enter free, as can military members and veterans. The outsize store mostly focuses on toys, candy and Christmas ornaments and crèches, though it also offers some menorahs and Hanukah trivia books for the Chosen People. But shopping wasn’t our mission. I tromped out of the store and onto the paved path toward the park entrance, where I encountered … a clown’s grave? Just off the main path, past a white picket fence lined with Christmas wreaths, sat the bust of a clown with Xs for eyes and a mouth opened in a silent scream. The spooky head was perched on a tree stump with flowers growing at its base. Perhaps it had been part of a trash can or carnival game in another life. Despite the serene backdrop of a shimmering pond, this strange remnant set the right dissonant tone for the show to follow.

Not far from where this Putney Pagliacci moaned his last, Humpty Dumpty — a more appropriate reminder of the park’s naïve origins — smiled and raised his arms before his fall. The old-timey statue was well preserved and appeared to have been recently repainted. (Lillian Billewicz did not respond to our questions about the property’s condition.) The official entrance to Santa’s Land was marked by a new-looking sign depicting a giant book, its pages open to the famous 1897 letter from Virginia O’Hanlon asking the editor of the New York Sun if there was a Santa Claus. His reply was reproduced, as well: “[T]here is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart,” editor Francis Pharcellus Church assured the girl and his readers. In the temporal sphere, Santa’s Land beckoned, just past Santa’s Sweetheart Bridge. A walk through the candy-colored

covered bridge revealed why it was advertised as such: In the relative dark, rows of tinsel offered a hint of privacy. A perverted wooden elf hid in the rafters, waiting to spy on lovers in flagrante. The first building in the village was the post office, once a cool-down area where kids could send letters to Santa, play with “quiet toys” and read, according to signs left over from its active days. Now, however, the musty-smelling room was empty except for gardeners’ knee pads lining the floors. A sign just outside warned parents, “Please remember you are responsible for your children. Please stay with them at all times — Santa.” Apparently Santa expected parents to know enough not to let the little ones into the dark, unlocked post office. While they didn’t venture in, a group of kids we observed seemed infinitely amused by the outside of the building, which was lined with distorted mirrors. They even enjoyed the one boarded over with a broken piece of mossy wood.


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After a conversation with some potbellied pigs who chose not to leave their elfinstyle home, and a pair of photogenic but elderly llamas, we were parched. I ordered water, my companion a Diet Coke. For an extra $2, the drinks came in a “Santa Sipper,” a red plastic bottle shaped like Santa. We didn’t shell out, but the young gentleman doling out kielbasi kebabs and burgers said he’d noticed me eyeing the bottles and offered one free. Now, that’s Christmas spirit. The same good nature seemed pervasive among the Santa’s Land staff. The young man running the rides — which include a vintage Theel carousel — talked with each group about what brought them to Santa’s Land, and took care strapping small children safely onto the bobbing horses. I would have liked to take a trip down the Iceberg Slide, eternal home to a very cute 1950s rendering of a giant white mouse. But it was surrounded by yellow police tape. Maybe that’s where the clown died. Instead, we mounted potato sacks and slid down the polished pink “Alpine” slide. We could have done it all day, especially since we couldn’t board the park’s kid-size train, which didn’t seem to be running. But there were still animals to be seen — namely, a trio of very excitable donkeys and a herd of fallow deer. We ended our day in the silence of the Deer Farm. The ruminants were wary of us, so we gave them their space. We enjoyed their presence from a distance and soaked in the stillness of nature reclaimed. Will the Alpine-kitsch houses of Santa’s Land be restored? Perhaps in time. But in its current strange purgatory of elements new and old, living and dead, Santa’s Land has a magic all its own. There, children, adults and deer can all run free (or relatively so) beneath the veil of the “unseen world.” 

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ees Pinney gazes upward at the chairlift that stretches up a hill behind the Hermitage Inn in West Dover, the newest addition to the grounds of this 18th-century farmhouse-cum-inn. A half-mile above our heads, its upper terminus disappears over a ridge. “We’re pretty self-contained,” he says. “This is our little slice of heaven.” With only 15 rooms in the inn, there’s never a line for this lift, which spirits its cargo to the base of four more lifts and 46 trails, which skiers also have mostly to themselves. “We’ve all become accustomed to the skiing in Vermont — the waiting in line, the crowded slopes. You can’t fi nd a seat for lunch. It’s become so much a part of the experience that they don’t think of anything better,” says Pinney, whose goal is to convince people to use this semiprivate infrastructure. “Here, one can have perfect corduroy at 3 p.m.” Two years ago, the place we’re looking at — Haystack Mountain Ski Area — was reborn as the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. A consortium of investors led by Pinney’s boss, entrepreneur Jim Barnes, are sinking millions of dollars into turning it into a sprawling, sumptuous private ski area, Vermont’s first. When Pinney, the Hermitage Club’s vice president for membership development, calls it “a very special, unique place,” it sounds less like a hard sell and more like reality, at least in light of the group’s plans. Those include hundreds of new residences — with starting prices upward of $650,000 — a heliport, hotel, equestrian center, bubble lift, skating rink and tubing chute. And then there’s the 75,000-squarefoot base lodge with two restaurants, a gym, spa, lap pool, salon and private movie theater. Though the base lodge is still just a concrete slab, it hasn’t mattered to the 200 people who have so far plunked down $45,000 for a family membership, or $40,000 to become an individual member. It’s a fee that will exclude many in southern Vermont who still remember swooshing down the slopes of Haystack Mountain Ski Area — at least, when it was open, which was less and less often as time went by. Though it shares the same mountain as Mount Snow resort, Haystack was always caught between ambitious visions and fi nancial troubles. When it opened just before Christmas in 1964, its marketing slogan was “Ski Haystack before everyone

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else does!” Haystack intended to position itself as Mount Snow’s more upscale sister. The base lodge had a wine-and-cheese shop and a cocktail lounge, and a French restaurant was planned for the summit lodge — one that would be served by a gondola lift. Both the summit lodge and gondola were never built. In 1969, the mountain changed hands for the fi rst of many times. Snowmaking arrived here in 1977, but a few warm winters took their toll and the area closed in 1981. Local offi cials banded together to reopen it three years later, and both trails and skiable area increased dramatically. By 1991, though, Haystack was bankrupt again. In 1994, the company that owned Mount Snow bought its “sister” area, but eventually cut opening hours to weekends and holidays. Finally, in 2005, the American Skiing Company sold the place to a development company called Tyringham Ridge with the stipulation that it would become a private ski club. At the time, Haystack had four lifts and 42 trails, and investors talked about how they would spend $450 million

on a series of developments and improvements. Membership sales were slow. Then came the crash of 2008. The mountain opened briefl y for skiing in December 2009 but quickly closed again. In the meantime, Connecticut resident Barnes — who had built his fortune via a waste and recycling management company named Oakleaf — purchased the nearby Hermitage Inn in 2007. As the Tyringham Ridge project faltered, Barnes bought both the mountain and its golf course in 2011, for the relative steal of $6.5 million. Barnes had one lift up and running for the 2012 winter, had 30 new members by the end of that season, and began developing plans for a complex of Vermont-y cabins and houses scattered in various places throughout the upper and lower portions of the mountain. “This project lifts all the boats to the rising tide,” Barnes said a few weeks ago as he presented his plans to the public in nearby Wilmington. He said the club had already created 65 jobs, with 100 or so more to be added. “We believe it, we see it

THOUGH BARNES’ PLANS ARE AMBITIOUS, THEY SEEM TO BE MEETING WITH APPROVAL IN THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS OF BOTH WILMINGTON AND DOVER.

when members come up here and buy furniture, snowmobiles, skis, clothing, [and] are going to local restaurants.” Pinney was working as a vice president with Walgreens when Barnes tapped him to come and work with him. “You hear Jim talk about this and you drink the KoolAid,” he says. Soon, he was making the trek from his home in central Connecticut to woo potential members at the inn, running them up to its peak on a Polaris to drink in the views. Pinney also began ping-ponging around the eastern seaboard, to events and cocktail parties in Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Sag Harbor, Newport, R.I. and towns further afi eld, with his seductive message of fi nding “once-in-a-lifetime experiences.” At a price, of course. In addition to the initiation fee, members will still pay $2500 to $5000 more each year in dues, and even more — from $25,000 to $75,000 — if they buy a home here. “If you love it, join. If you don’t, don’t,” Pinney says simply, though he encourages potential members to decide soon. The initiation fee is climbing incrementally, “and eventually will be in the six fi gures,” he says. “People who share our vision and trust in us will now get a spectacular value.” That vision seems to keep growing. This spring, Barnes purchased the nearby Mount Snow airport, renaming it the Deerfi eld Valley Airport and drawing up plans to improve, extend and widen its runways to accommodate private jets that might arrive from New York, New Jersey and southern Connecticut. “There’s an unserved area for skiing out there in Wilmington, Delaware, in Baltimore, in D.C.,” says Pinney. “It’s a 50-minute fl ight from Wilmington [to West Dover]. And if you drive, there’s some frustration with 91 north on a Friday night.” (Coincidentally or not, Richard Santulli, the founder and president of NetJets, is one of the club’s earliest members.) The club’s land straddles Dover and Wilmington, Vt., and though Barnes’ plans are ambitious. They seem to be meeting with approval in the planning and zoning boards of both towns. “In Wilmington, 60 percent of the landowners are from out of state,” notes Alice Herrick, the town’s zoning administrator, and they’ve historically always been a part of the area. Dave Cerchio, zoning administrator for the town of Dover, puts it this way: “We’ve always been a resort area, and we realize it.”


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Though private ski mountains may seem to be the height of excess, they are scattered around North America, from the Yellowstone Club in Montana to a few in Ontario. “It’s a trend that comes and goes,” says Michael Berry, president of the National Ski Areas Association. “Windham Ski Resort [in New York’s Catskill Mountains] was a private ski club when I was a kid growing up in Dutchess County,” he recalls.

Berry calls Alpine skiing “a capitalintensive industry,” and it’s lack of capital that can sink a mountain such as Haystack, or even Mount Ascutney. So a well-funded private club might be the mountain’s golden ticket. “There are two reasons why ski areas in the last 25 years or 30 years have disappeared,” Berry says. “One, they never should have been there in the first place. Two, the mountain didn’t lend itself to development.

You also need to have uphill transportation and good snowmaking to be successful.” Despite reports of unpredictable winters, ski-area visits are up to a near-record high of 52 million visits per year nationwide — and 4.5 million of those happen in Vermont each winter, according to Parker Riehle, head of the Vermont Ski Areas Association. In fact, last winter was the second best season on record. “Back in the ’50s, when the ski areas were coming into full force, it was not unnatural for [areas] to not open until after Christmas,” says Riehle. “It’s what triggered and inspired the movement to snowmaking, to increase the length of the season.” When it comes to snowmaking, the Hermitage Club is not messing around. Snowmakers lie in wait all over the property. “They’re spending a lot of money.

That’s great for the local economy, and great for them. We wish them success in this endeavor,” says Riehle. “In the core metro market of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, there is the wealth there that can afford this. Some people pay the same amount at a private golf course, and here they’ll have a whole mountain to themselves.” Yet Riehle bristles slightly at the idea that Vermont ski slopes are so crowded, skiers need to find refuge at a private mountain. “We get 4.5 million skier visits a year, and we have more than enough terrain to accommodate well in excess of 4.5 million,” he says. “Sometimes their only challenge is limiting parking capacity. Sometimes, there’s literally no place to put more cars.” A problem easily circumvented with a healthy dose of spare change. 

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Crime and Punishment Theater review: Goldberg & Campbell, Sacred + Profane

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acred + Profane is the title of Green Candle Theatre Company’s current show, a pair of one-acts by local playwrights Maura Campbell and Stephen Goldberg. Which is which? Campbell’s considerable accomplishments may not quite have rendered her “sacred,” but she is highly regarded for skillful craftwork both as a writer and a director. By contrast, Goldberg’s reputation for populating his tales of dysfunction and degradation with hard-luck, foul-mouthed characters might encourage us to identify him with the “profane.” Yet he, like Campbell, is as close as one can come to “sacred” in the local theater community: a respected dramatist who has long enjoyed the loyal support of some of the area’s most talented players. As we watch the two original plays unfold, it becomes clear that the show’s Sacred + Profane supertitle is more of a critical lens through which to experience and reflect on them than a way to categorize them. Some of their characters find spiritual common ground in sacred moments; others exhibit a distinctly earthly self-interest. Invoking the “sacred and profane” dichotomy also invites comparisons and contrasts between these two plays from two playwrights whose bodies of work could not be more different. Campbell’s “Cleaning Day” opens the evening as delicately as the glow of a lamp in an old Vermont farmhouse. The action begins as gray-haired Iona, played by Tracey Girdich, receives a young woman visitor, Jenny, played by Genevra MacPhail. Iona’s insistent hospitality, and Jenny’s brusque refusal to be treated as a guest, set the tone for a curious relationship that develops over the course of the story. Jenny could be a lodger come to look at a room for rent. Iona could be a lonely widow yearning for human contact. In fact, we soon learn that Jenny has come to clean the room where Iona’s husband shot himself a day or so earlier. “Cleaning Day” draws its central dramatic tension from the strong implication that something is missing from Iona’s story of the suicide. Jenny picks up on inconsistencies but, at first, chooses to ignore them. As the story unfolds, however, her indifference becomes a more active avoidance of getting into it with Iona, for reasons that create a satisfying surprise in the play’s resolution. Girdich and MacPhail execute the work skillfully, conjuring believable chemistry

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The show’s “sacred + Profane” suPerTiTle is more of a critical lens through which to experience and reflect on Them Than a way To caTegorize Them. between two characters with more in common than first meets the eye. The play’s dramatic situation suggests they should remain distant, which makes Iona’s welcoming overtures a source of friction. Girdich turns in a restrained performance, pulling up short of the stereotype of batty, attention-starved old woman to reveal, instead, intriguing glimpses of something weighing heavily on her mind and heart. MacPhail plays the standoffish cleaner with a balance of gloom and annoyance. Hers is a more reticent character, and MacPhail delivers her downbeat emotional notes with confidence and nuance. Notwithstanding its grisly premise, “Cleaning Day” is a relatively quiet tale from beginning to end — too quiet in spots. Here and there, the mystery of the play dissipates as Iona and Jenny struggle to establish a bond. Campbell may have missed an opportunity or two, either in her script or her direction, to intensify the felt presence of the deceased and prevent dust from settling on her one-room drama. Still, “Cleaning Day” gathers speed toward its climax and hits its most confident strides at the end. The play resolves itself with emotional notes

perfectly in tune with what has come before. Like the doily-like Kathy Wonson Eddy piano score that adorns the piece, the play’s closing moments resonate like single keys pressed gently and allowed to fade to silence. Shove that metaphorical piano down a flight of stairs, and the sound it makes when it hits the landing would be fitting accompaniment for Goldberg’s “Don and Tom.” The play opens with Tom, played with wide-eyed posttraumatic stress by Alex Dostie, running through a brief list of the abuses he suffered at the hands of his parents. His orange prison jumpsuit implies where all this led him. Ben Ash and Girdich play Tom’s wretched parents in reenactments of episodes from his youth. They’re a loathsome pair, depicted in broad strokes of despicability. Early scenes alternate Tom’s story with glimpses of Don, played by Aaron Masi, also in an orange jumpsuit, sitting chained on a pedestal at upstage right. He stands and walks downstage to make a final statement, an innocence plea, before an invisible judge. When we see him a few scenes later, his chains are off, and he and Tom are cell mates.

What ensue are scenes in which Don and Tom, two individuals damaged beyond any hope of rehabilitation, stew in their criminal insanity. Or maybe roil is a better word, as Dostie and Masi bring kinetic energy to their roles. Masi, who cuts a tall, muscular figure, uses his physical size to menacing effect, even when he’s being nice to Tom. Dostie’s Tom tends to scurry away, wanting nothing to do with his new roomie, whom he seems to view as just another person likely to do him harm. Dostie’s and Masi’s performances are the notable strengths in this play. They’re skilled physical actors who energize Goldberg’s solid direction. They’re at a disadvantage, though — as is the audience — in having been given lines that push a darkly comic absurdity to the fringes of nonsense. Dostie’s Tom literally speaks nonsense from time to time — for instance, when he’s evaluated by a doctor played by Peter Keegan. By his own admission, Goldberg is less interested in whether audiences share his sense of his plays’ meaning than in encouraging them to find meanings of their own. What “Don and Tom” is saying defies easy description — as is the case with many plays in the author’s substantial body of work. Goldberg’s signature approach to plot — loose, sometimes nonlinear events featuring discursive, combative dialogue — can give his plays a rough, almost improvisational feel. One is often reminded that the author is also an accomplished jazz trumpet player. “Don and Tom” is classic Goldberg — open to interpretation and marked by the dramatic equivalents of blaring trumpet notes, discordant riffs and the sound that spit makes when jettisoned through a brass instrument’s water key. In this sense, “Don and Tom” is the stronger candidate for the “profane” label, concerning, as it does, individuals who never transcend their self-interest. It has a slightly alienating effect on its audience, while Campbell’s “Cleaning Day” is more accessible. Campbell’s characters succeed, where Goldberg’s fail, in finding a kind of communion. m

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The Burden of Proof Theater review: Twelve Angry Men B Y A l E x Brow N

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n Northern Stage’s production of Twelve Angry Men, an accomplished cast demonstrates how a live stage version of the well-known film can crackle with tension. The jury-room setting and the search for a life-or-death verdict prove timeless in this immaculate production. Already weary from a hot day and a long trial, 12 jurors convene to determine whether an 18-year-old defendant killed his father. It’s 1954, and the death penalty is mandatory. When they begin deliberations, all but one think it’s obvious the defendant is guilty. But Juror No. 8 hesitates. He asks the others to pause and review the evidence; he asks them to be sure. The craftsmanship of the play is evident as each point of the case blossoms into complexity on examination. We in the audience hear the facts and initially draw the same conclusions that point to the defendant’s guilt. But, as the jurors examine the details, subtleties and contradictions emerge. Reginald Rose wrote Twelve Angry Men as a television drama, inspired by his own turn on a jury. The play is an intense character study in which we never learn many personal details about the jurors, even their names. Instead, we go by appearances and minor facts, plus a few inadvertent admissions, to draw conclusions about the characters. That paradox of being so certain but knowing so little about the subjects is a vivid parallel to what the legal system reveals and conceals in the course of a trial. It’s also a setting for remarkable drama. The confined space of a jury room, the intersection of total strangers and the momentous decision they must make all converge to reveal the essence of the dozen men. Twelve Angry Men explores what it means for a defendant to “look guilty” while dissecting how each of the characters looks to us. As they judge the unseen defendant, we’re judging them. Director Malcolm Morrison ups the stakes with nontraditional casting that boldly places a racist screed in the mouth of an African American actor and keeps us testing our assumptions about characters portrayed by actors of different races and ethnicities. This is a courtroom drama, but it’s about the burden of proof, not unraveling a mystery. The conflict lies in balancing logic with emotion and truth with

theater preconceptions. As the debate shifts from polite disagreement to angry confrontation, the play demonstrates how each juror views the facts through the lens of personal experience. Morrison gets outstanding performances from a talented professional cast. With a large playing space, he uses physical movement to convey relationships and personalities as the characters move to and from the table, confronting or retreating. Morrison’s sublime tableaux are not merely handsome compositions but are rooted in storytelling. At times Morrison conveys heavy stillness, with the weight of the decision pressing down on the group; in other moments he unleashes confrontations in which characters must reevaluate not only their conclusions but their identities. Morrison sets each gear in the complex watch works ticking; then the actors produce concentration that sizzles onstage. Each juror moves through a spectrum of emotions, but the ensemble works together with easy naturalism that conceals the craft beneath. Jamie Horton conveys calm integrity as Juror No. 8, a wise choice that makes the production a study of humanity instead of a ruler-rapping-your-knuckles civics lesson. Horton is so engaged with the other jurors that he never becomes a sanctimonious

Left to right: Ken Kimmins, Jamie Horton, Jarvis A. Green

pillar of rectitude. That’s why they listen to him; that’s why we do. Juror No. 3, played by Christian Kohn, begins as life-of-the-party social glue but devolves into a bully. Kohn captures his bravado, then deftly conveys the wound this man is nursing. Morrison sets up his breakdown scene with Kohn facing the rest of the jury, his back to us. The visual coup works because Kohn has developed the character so well that we can watch the reactions he receives while imagining the pain on his face. Keith Hamilton Cobb plays Juror No. 10, the bigot whose shameless interest in a guilty verdict grows ugly. Cobb handles the role with such brilliant subtlety that we see how his racism paralyzes him. The cast members interact with precision, conveying the sharp surprises of the play with gritty realism. The tension mounts because the characters are richly portrayed, without the shortcut of histrionics. Bill Clarke’s set design contains small and scrupulous details of a municipal jury

room in a space that’s soaring enough to evoke proper awe for the proceedings. It’s a nice trick to shift our focus from the quotidian fluorescent lights to the majesty of a table seating 12. Costumes by Allison Crutchfield convey a ’50s style without methodically matching the garments of the time. By resisting the temptation to mount a little museum exhibit of past fashions, Crutchfield lets us concentrate on what’s eternal about the play while acknowledging the period. If you classify these 12 men by their dress and the scant facts offered, you’re using your own biases to draw conclusions. This play reminds us how to look deeper; how to ask, “Are you sure?” m

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Endless Summer « p.46 his team made 50 pounds of Hartshorn’s basil into pesto the day it arrived. They keep the stock in the freezer to use in pastas, salads and all-local turkey sandwiches featuring GMHH’s lettuce, Cabot cheddar and Red Hen Baking Company bread. Hartshorn’s lettuce also finds its way daily onto Harwood Union’s salad bar and into tossed salads. Morris says he eagerly awaits seeing Hartshorn walk through the door with his lettuce in January — not just because he’ll have a fresh, local harvest but because the farmer is a Harwood alum. Morris hopes his project will inspire the students. Hartshorn and the Farrs had to hit the books themselves to figure out how to make their farm work. And they made major investments. Unlike the pulley structure that powered the hanging gardens, a computer system regulates the watering of GMHH’s plants. The $100,000 setup ensures that 67 gallons of water are recycled through all 18,000 plant-holding slots each minute. Before long, the men hope to run the greenhouse more economically by powering it with biomass from the Farr brothers’Tother business, Farr’s Tree & GE TE RS Landscaping QUAR Services. There is debate among farmers over whether hydroponic agriculture is indeed “greener” than simply trucking food north from warmer climes. But GMHH lives and dies by the ideal that local is best. Green energy, which may also include solar panels, would befit the impressively clean operation. The bright-white greenhouse resembles a film set of a verdant field with its soaring ceilings and apparently never-ending view of growing greens. And, just like a Hollywood product, GMHH has had hefty start-up costs — a half million dollars. The greenery is raised just above waist height, the better to give the farmer a detailed view as it grows. A close look at the back wall reveals a constant drip of water that helps cool and moisten the room, giving the impression of a mini rainforest. As Hartshorn and partner Amy Todisco walk through the quarter-acre building, at its pleasant, temperaturecontrolled 75 degrees, he points out the tiniest seedlings sprouting in beds of rock wool. “If you stare at them long enough, you eventually see them breaking out [of their clay shells] like a chicken,” he says of the plants’ rapid growth. Unlike the lettuces Hartshorn grows outdoors at his other farms, these take as few as five weeks to mature. Smaller

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homesteading and orchard chops between them — have been plucking the apples from old trees and documenting them for an endeavor called the Lost AppLE projEct. “This is one of the best places in the world to grow apples. We’ve identified 60 individual trees so far, and found some incredible [apples],” says Davis, who is partnering with twIg FArm and sunrIsE orchArDs on the project. “We found one in particular that tastes very much like lemonade.” David and Dolginow, who are raising funds via Kickstarter, hope to propagate the most “promising” apples and eventually release a cider called 1840 pressed from that fruit. Their aim is to “raise awareness of the wealth of excellent cider

apples there are in the state,” Davis adds. The work also dovetails with Davis and Dolginow’s commercial venture, shAcksbury cIDEr. Soon to launch with two European ciders, their line will eventually include ciders from the trees they’re planting now. When they started Shacksbury, the pair realized that the kind of fruit they wanted didn’t yet exist in bulk in the U.S., so they combed England, France and Spain to locate “fullflavored, complex” ciders. Their first cider, from award-winning English cidermakers Simon and Hannah Day, is the Hereford, laced with what Davis calls “savory, smoky and bacon-y notes.” The second cider — an

unfiltered, wild-yeast variety from Spain’s Basque country — will be called the Basque and “has a really interesting muskiness,” Davis says. Shacksbury is named for a vanished hamlet that used to exist south of Shoreham, where the company is based. The two ciders will initially be sold “on a very limited release” to restaurants in Vermont, Boston and New York, Davis says; bottles may follow later, depending on consumer response. “We’re not sure how people are going to react, because it’s so different,” Davis explains. — c. h.

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“Field lettuce is more rustic. They have to handle some pretty rugged environmental conditions outside. These guys in here are babied, so they’re so tender.” Kale and lettuce have slightly different environmental requirements that necessitate separate greenhouses, so GMHH’s kale-growing experiment is over for now. But Todisco says it produced big, full-grown leaves that were as soft and pliable as baby kale. Once GMHH has perfected growing the greens it already sells, it will start producing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to “round out the salad profile” by 2015, Todisco says. After that, the possibilities are boundless. Hartshorn even talks of adding tropical fruit, if he can find a helper with time to research the process. Local lemons or pineapples in Vermont — in the winter? They could come sooner than you think, no greenhouse effect necessary. For now, Vermonters can glory in the knowledge that this year they can make locavore salads while the snow is falling. m

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Every fall, this drink comes out of its summer hibernation at the Inn at Weathersfield. Spanjian isn’t sure who originally dreamed it up, but it’s a perennial cold-weather signature. First, make “slammer juice”: 1 cup boiled cider* 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla bean A slice of fresh ginger Fresh thyme

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hen the days grow shorter, the dark spirits come out — at least, the liquid kind. Cocktails can take on a bracing edge in fall and winter, as cream, eggs, coffee and spices take their rightful places on the bar. Vermont distillers are helping. A few months ago, the state gained its own locally produced coffee liquor in the form of Perc Coffee Liqueur, an inky spirit from Christian Stromberg of Sapling Liqueur. Stromberg cold-brews Arabica beans, then infuses the result into 60-proof liquor and sweetens it at the end. The final product tastes like sugared-up black coffee with a kick. Two new maple crème liqueurs debuted this year, too: Metcalfe’s Vermont Maple Cream Liqueur and Vermont Ice Maple Crème from Boyden Valley Winery. Metcalfe’s version is lightbodied and nutty; Boyden’s version has more complex, Calvados-like notes from the apples used in the blend. Each is a stand-up winter drink alone in the glass but can also play a starring role in mixed drinks such as the ones described here. Despite the extended warmth of this fall, winter drink menus are cropping up all over Vermont, so we asked two local bartenders to share their cold-weather offerings. Those recipes that aren’t attributed, I made up in my own kitchen. While these drinks may be complex to make, they’re worth the trouble.

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Simmer ingredients together for about 20 minutes, then strain and let cool. For the drink: 1 orange wedge Thyme sprig Ice 1.5 ounces (or one shot) bourbon 1.5 ounces (or one shot) slammer juice Fresh apple cider Muddle orange slice and thyme in a glass, and add ice. Add a shot of bourbon and a shot of slammer juice, then top it off with fresh apple cider. *A note on boiled cider: Wood’s Cider Mill in Springfield makes a version, but you can make your own by boiling down fresh apple cider until it becomes syrupy.

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This frothy drink isn’t technically a flip, as it lacks a whole egg, but it’s close enough. Its simmering combo of sweetsour flavors is laced with herbs. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the gin, tea, lemon juice, egg white and honey syrup. Shake hard to combine and strain into a coupe glass. Spoon some of the froth on top, grate nutmeg on top and serve. *To make honey syrup, combine equal parts honey and water in a saucepan and place over low heat. Stir until honey dissolves and remove from heat. Store syrup in a jar in the refrigerator; it will keep a few weeks.

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Drinking too much of this creamy, golden flip could pad your waistline for winter. Place ice in a shaker, then add rum, rye, maple syrup, lemon juice, egg and bitters. Shake hard until blended and strain into a coupe glass. Shave nutmeg on top and serve.

Josiah Bartlett’s Hot Toddy

Josiah Bartlett was a colonial New Hampshire statesman and signatory on the Declaration of Independence. The apple brandy produced in New Hampshire and named for him is aged for four years in oak barrels. Elegant, smooth and restrained, its flavor has waves of apple, pear, vanilla, caramel and cardamom. This toddy 12v-Ramen081413.indd recipe replaces lemon with orange. If you don’t have Bartlett’s, substitute any apple brandy you have on hand. 4 ounces hot water 1 teaspoon honey 3 ounces apple brandy Orange wedge, and slice for garnish Whole cloves, optional In a glass mug, pour hot water over honey and stir to dissolve. Add brandy and squeeze in juice from the orange wedge, then garnish with orange slice. Add cloves if desired. Sip slowly.

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Here’s a pro tip from our colonial forebears: Raw eggs make for good drinkin’ in the winter. One of the original cocktail ingredients — decades before the term “cocktail” was invented — eggs served as the base of a common drink called a flip. This nutrient-rich libation, a blend of beer, rum, nutmeg, molasses and raw eggs, was fortifying and creamy; it was whipped into a froth with a red-hot poker pulled from the fire and plunged into the mug. This method is unfeasible for most home bartenders, and an ale flip is challenging to make with or without a hot poker. Once you attempt it, you realize that colonial mixologists were working with what they had on hand and may not have used much finesse; they were just trying to get saucy. Today, we have a broader arsenal of ingredients from which to draw. Just be sure to use the freshest eggs you can find for these two gentler, easier versions of the flip.

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Goo Gl E Tools for Busin Ess Workshop : Nancy Shuttleworth explains ways to increase office efficiency by utilizing free online tools. Poultney Business Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-6091, pripley@vtsbdc.org.

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Though he died just shy of his 32nd birthday, Franz Schubert left an indelible mark on the classical music world. A prolifi c composer, he wrote hundreds of works, which posthumously established him as one of the early Romantic era’s greatest talents. The virtuoso’s creative range has infl uenced countless musicians, including award-winning pianist Imogen Cooper. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost Schubertians, Cooper treats audiences to a monumental program of Schubert’s fi nal three piano sonatas. Written in close succession during the last months of his life, the emotionally complex pieces are widely regarded as his most mature masterpieces.

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Poet William Blake is famously credited for inspiring the name of 1960s rockers the Doors. These days, the bard’s infl uence is still strong; his words guide award-winning singer-songwriter Martha Redbone’s Roots Project. Raised in Brooklyn and Kentucky, the performer — who calls herself a “Hoodalachia country mama” — interprets selected poems on her acclaimed 2012 album The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake. Hailed as “a brilliant collision of cultures” by the New Yorker, this innovative work melds the soundtrack of Redbone’s Native American and Appalachian ancestry with the revolutionary wordsmith’s 18th-century sensibility.

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Yoga With tea: Students incorporate breath, posture and meditation appropriate to their comfort and skill levels in a Kripalu class. Arrive early to request tea. Chai Space, Dobrá Tea, Burlington, 6:15-7:15 p.m. $10; $5 for optional tea. Info, piper.c.emily@gmail.com.

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BaBY & Me StorY tiMe: Parents and little ones ages 2 and under are entertained by Mother Goose-inspired narratives. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. BaBYtiMe PlaYgrouP: Crawling tots and their parents convene for playtime and sharing. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 658-3659.

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Critter ConStruCtion: Explorers ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions craft structures that mimic the industrious habits of beavers, birds and squirrels. Meet at sugarhouse parking area. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 10-11 a.m. $8-10 per adult/child pair; $4 per additional child; 9/23/13 4:47 PMpreregister. Info, 434-3068. Fall StorY tiMe: Tots share read-aloud tales and wiggles and giggles with Mrs. Liza. Highgate Public Library, 11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. hiStorY For hoMeSChoolerS: In "Vermont Architecture," children ages 6 through 12 learn about the state's influential structures. Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, 1-3 p.m. $4-5; preregister; limited space. Info, 828-1413. Meet roCkin' ron the FriendlY Pirate: Aargh, matey! Youngsters celebrate the hooligans of the sea with music, games and themed activities. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.

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The iconic author of the Joe Gunther mystery series.

THU 17 MICHAEL NETHERCOTT: 7pm THE SEANCE SOCIETY

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PreSChool StorY hour: Tykes gather for themed tales and activities. Discovery Place, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 11:30 a.m. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under. Info, 877-324-6386. read to CoCo: Budding bookworms share words with the licensed reading-therapy dog. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-4665.

SAT 19 MARILYN WEBB NEAGLEY: 11am LOOSIE B. GOOSIE A special story time.

THU 24 DON MITCHELL: FLYING BLIND 7pm Endangered bats, invasive plants, and

other things that go bump in the night.

StorY hour With JP SChittina: Read-aloud books delight little listeners. Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 985-3999.

THU 7 SARAH GILMAN: DEEP IN CRIMSON 7pm Adult fans of E L James and Stephanie

StorY tiMe & PlaYgrouP: Engaging narratives pave the way for themed art, nature and cooking projects. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.

TUE 12 PAUL GILLIES: UNCOMMON LAW… 7pm …Ancient Roads, and Other Ruminations

StorY tiMe For 3- to 5-Year-oldS: Preschoolers stretch their reading skills through activities involving puppets and books. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

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StorY Walk: Kids and adults read a children's book while strolling along the Lone Tree Hill Trail. Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular admission, $5-8; free for kids under 3, members and Shelburne residents. Info, 985-8686. 'the dark knight' CoMiCS CluB: Ben T. Matchstick and Ash Brittenham lead an afternoon of drawing, writing and creative collaboration for comic-book enthusiasts ages 7 through 17. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Info, 223-4665.

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Moving & grooving With ChriStine: Two- to 5-year-olds jam out to rock-and-roll and world-beat tunes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

engliSh-language ClaSS For neW aMeriCanS: Beginner-to-advanced speakers improve their skills. Administrative Office and Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

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lgBtQa FaMilY PlaYgrouP: Like-minded folks bring infants and children up to age 4 together for crafts and physical activities. Leaps and Bounds Child Development Center, Essex Junction, 10 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 860-7812, jean@ru12.org.

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CeltiC harMonieS international FeStival: World-class musicians deliver lectures, workshops and traditional tunes. See celticharmonies.ca for details. Various locations, Eastern Townships, Québec. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 450-292-3456, ext. 227. FeStival du nouveau CinéMa: Independent films from around the world hit the big screen at this cinematic gathering founded in 1971. Various locations, Montréal, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 514-282-0004, info@nouveaucinema.ca.

music Béla FleCk'S BanJo SuMMit: Heralded by fans and critics alike as a master of the instrument, the virtuosic talent takes the stage with fellow pickers. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $40.75-59.75. Info, 775-0903. diana krall: With an elite backing band, the Grammy Award-winning pianist and vocalist channels the vaudeville and jazz of 1920s and ’30s in selections from her new album, Glad Rag Doll. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-99. Info, 863-5966. Stile antiCo: Working without a conductor, the award-winning British vocal ensemble demonstrates skill and versatility in "Choral Treasures of the Renaissance." Marlboro College, 7 p.m. $15-28. Info, 748-2600.

seminars

'northWeSt nightMareS': editing & digital eFFeCtS: Movie buffs learn user-friendly techniques on Adobe software, to be used in their submissions to Northwest Access TV's film festival. Old Barlow Street School, St. Albans, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-6474.

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green Mountain taBle tenniS CluB: Ping-pong players swing their paddles in singles and doubles matches. Knights of Columbus, Rutland, 6-9:30 p.m. Free for first two sessions; $30 annual membership. Info, 247-5913.

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Ben dangl: The author and journalist leads a discussion about U.S.-Latin American relations, with specific focus on the "War on Drugs." Room 253, Burlington College, 6:15 p.m. Free. Info, 862-9616. 'MoveMent invention & CollaBoration': Catherine Cabeen and members of Hyphen discuss their collaborative process, then excerpt upcoming performances. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 12:30 p.m. Free; preregister; bring a bag lunch. Info, 443-3168. Peter BroWn: In the annual Sutherland Lecture, the author and professor emeritus of history at Princeton University presents "Attitudes Toward Charity, Work and Poverty in Early Christian Syria and Egypt." McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2356. Sheri & riCh larSen: A narrated slide show details the couple's three-week trip to Turkey's historic cities, archaeological sites and famed Turquoise Coast. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

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'art': Tara Lee Downs directs this Vermont Stage Company production of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy about the purchase of a painting that threatens a friendship between three men. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $28.8037.50. Info, 863-5966.

'FaMilY oF eWe': Written and directed by Carole Vasta Folley, this drama from Girls Nite Out Productions explores the intergenerational bond between nine women. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $18-22. Info, 863-5966. 'goldBerg & CaMPBell, SaCred + ProFane': Talent times two! Local writer-directors Stephen Goldberg and Maura Campbell present the dark comedy Don and Tom and the melodrama Cleaning Day, respectively. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 373-1639. 'ruMorS': The Waterbury Festival Players present Neil Simon's comedy about four upper-class couples at a dinner party gone horribly wrong, under the direction of Marcel Freda. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. $25-27. Info, 498-3755. the Met enCore SerieS: Anna Netrebko stars opposite Mariusz Kwiecien in a broadcast production of Tchaikovsky’s famed opera Eugene Onegin. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $18. Info, 660-9300. 'the PirateS oF PenzanCe': Stowe Theatre Guild stages Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert's comedic opera about a young man who, upon completing an apprenticeship with a band of pirates, faces increasingly bizarre scenarios. Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8-10 p.m. $13-23; preregister. Info, 253-3961. 'tWelve angrY Men': Directed by Malcolm Morrison, Northern Stage interprets Reginald Rose's drama about 12 jurors facing racial tensions and the fate of a teenager accused of murder. Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-60. Info, 296-7000. 'Young FrankenStein the MuSiCal': The Valley Players interpret Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan's stage adaptation of the former's 1974 comedic film. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 5 p.m. $18. Info, 583-1674, valleyplayers@madriver.com.

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Burlington WriterS WorkShoP Meeting: Members read and respond to the work of fellow wordsmiths. Participants must join the group to have their work reviewed. Halflounge, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com. Info, 383-8104. diandra leSlie-PeleCkY: The author of The Physics of NASCAR presents "The Science of Speed: Faster, Stronger and Safer." A book signing follows. Cabot 085, Norwich University, Northfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 485-2886. Fall ColorS Book Sale: Thousands of books — from current best sellers to antique curiosities — offer bibliophiles the chance to stock up on new reads. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10 a.m.8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Fred MagdoFF: The UVM professor emeritus of plant and soil science discusses themes related to his book What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism. Lafayette Hall, UVM, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 881-9157. healing Journal & Creative JourneYing: Attendees develop new work in a guided, supportive session facilitated by Kat Kleman. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $10. Info, 671-4569. taleS FroM the Bear Cave: Dre Idle emcees an evening of open mic, off-the-cuff storytelling based on the theme "Dead Batteries: Mishaps After Dark." ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 901-496-6918.

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lunCh & learn SerieS: orChidS 101: Green thumbs learn how to properly care for the exotic flowers. Gardener’s Supply: Williston Garden Center & Outlet, noon-12:45 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2433.


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Art techniques Group: Creative thinkers share ideas and work on current projects in a supportive environment. ROTA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 2:304:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-324-6250. the nAtionAl GAllery: 'Vermeer & music': A big-screen broadcast of the sold-out exhibition grants art lovers behind-the-scenes access to works by the famed painter — including "Girl With the Pearl Earring." Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. $10. Info, 382-9222.

community

Dinner & conVersAtion With FrienDs: Folks discuss the arts over delicious fare prior to an evening of piano music by Imogen Cooper. Lower Lobby, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 6 p.m. $25. Info, 443-3168. 'it's no AcciDent' community sAFety Workshops: Parents acquire skills for handling interpersonal conflicts. Greater Barre Community Justice Center, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 476-0276. leGislAtiVe netWorkinG eVent: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce members and staff mingle with guests at an informal cocktail reception. Partial proceeds benefit the Greg Clark Scholarship Fund. Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10-20 includes one beverage and heavy appetizers.

education

cAlenDAr 2.0 Forum: See WED.09. Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-5834. pArtnership For chAnGe implementAtion teAm meetinG: Students, educators, parents, business leaders and community partners discuss current initiatives to redesign Winooski and Burlington schools. Childcare and interpretation provided. Library, Burlington High School, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2342.

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Justin morrill homesteAD tour: See WED.09, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. tech tutor proGrAm: Local teens answer questions about computers and devices during drop-in sessions. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

BiG Buzz cArVinG FestiVAl: See WED.09, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. killinGton hAy FestiVAl: See WED.09, 8 a.m.

film

'FreeDom AnD unity: the Vermont moVie: pArt one': This six-part, collaborative documentary begins with "A Very New Idea," which highlights early settlers, Native Americans, pioneer rebel Ethan Allen and more. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, reception, 6 p.m.; screening, 7 p.m. $10. Info, 775-0903.

food & drink

milton FArmers mArket: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Milton High School, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009. WAterBury FArmers mArket: Cultivators and their customers swap veggie tales and edible inspirations at a weekly outdoor emporium. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 279-4371, info@waterburyfarmersmarket.com.

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open BriDGe GAme: Players of varying experience levels put strategic skills to use. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Free. Info, 462-3373.

health & fitness

ADult yoGA clAss: YogaFit instructor Jessica Frost incorporates traditional fitness moves into stretching and breathing exercises. Gymnasium, Highgate Elementary School, 7 p.m. $7; preregister. Info, 868-3970, highgatepublic@comcast.net.

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community yoGA clAss: Rachel DeSimone guides participants of all experience levels through a series of poses. Room 108, Burlington College, noon-1 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Info, 862-9616.

10/7/13 4:00 PM

Bluegrass extravaganza at Chandler!

FAts: the GooD, the BAD & the essentiAl: Nutritionist Akshata Nayak presents examples of the different types of fats, then offers suggestions for diet makeovers. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5-7; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. Flu clinic: Registered nurses administer immunizations to those looking to avoid the ailment. King's Daughters Home, St. Albans, 10 a.m.-noon. $35 for noninsured recipients. Info, 527-7531. Flu clinic: shelBurne: Nurses from the VNA Flu Fighters offer shots to protect participants against the seasonal virus. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 1-3 p.m. $30 for noninsured recipients. Info, 658-1900. ForzA: the sAmurAi sWorD Workout: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when performing basic strikes with wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. heAlinG With Ancient WisDom: Reiki master Christy Morgan helps folks achieve a state of relaxation through the Japanese technique, sound aromatherapy and Andara crystals. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $11. Info, 671-4569. open chAkrAs ... open hips: trust the Bones yoGA series With sAnseA spArlinG: Students access the seven energy centers and learn about their relationship to proper skeletal alignment. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $12.50; preregister. Info, 870-0361.

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FAll FArmyArD Fun: Families listen to themed stories, then interact with barn animals featured in the narratives. Shelburne Farms, 10:15-11 a.m. Free with $5-8 general admission; free for kids under 3. Info, 985-8686.

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history For homeschoolers: See WED.09, 1-3 p.m. miDDleBury preschool story time: Little learners master early-literacy skills through tales, rhymes and songs. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4369.

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roGue yoGA: hoop-DAnce yoGA: Hula hoops and body painting add fun, festive elements to a creative moving session. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $8-12; preregister. Info, 603-973-4163.

montGomery inFAnt/toDDler plAyGroup: Infants to 2-year-olds idle away the hours with stories and songs. Montgomery Town Library, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426.

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'the hunGry heArt': Presented through the eyes of Franklin County residents and St. Albans pediatrician Fred Holmes, Bess O'Brien's documentary illuminates prescription-drug addiction and recovery. Bethany Church, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616.

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GArlic tAlk & tAstinG: Locavores try the superfood and chat with representatives from WildWood Farms as part of Share the Harvest Month. St. Johnsbury Food Co-op, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 748-9498.

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'encounters At the enD oF the WorlD': Famed director Werner Herzog turns his eye to the people, natural wonders and penguins that call Antarctica home. Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $8. Info, 603-646-2422.

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Music With Derek : Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song-and-dance moves to traditional and original folk. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free; limited to one session per week per family. Info, 878-4918.

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aar P Dri Ver saFety class : Folks ages 50 and older take a road refresher course as they deal with challenges posed by aging. Heineberg Community & Senior Center, Burlington, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $12-14; preregister. Info, 425-6345. Buil Din G your Foo D Bran D Worksho P: Nicole Fenton and Steve Redmond of Burlington's Skillet Design discuss topics including market research, packaging and design. Center for Agricultural Economy, Hardwick, 6-7 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 472-5362, hardwickagriculture.org.

't he cruci Ble' : Lost Nation Theater stages Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning exploration of drama and revenge, based on the Salem witch trials. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $15-30. Info, 229-0492. 't he Mousetra P': UVM Department of Theatre stages Agatha Christie's masterpiece about the murder of a London woman whose demise sparks an investigation of patrons at an English guest house. Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $7-18. Info, 656-2094. 't he Pirates o F PenZance' : See WED.09, 8-10 p.m.

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Janisse r ay : The award-winning writer, naturalist and activist presents "The Seed Underground: Agrodiversity, Genetic Stability and the Future of Food." East Room, Withey Hall, Green Mountain College, Poultney, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 287-8926. Julia l yna M: The hidden gems of America's national parks fill the pages of Treasures On Your Doorstep, by the storyteller and National Park Ranger. Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2295.

car care Basics: l on G May you r un : Master automobile technician Demeny Pollitt demystifies oil changes and flat tires and shares tips for navigating "car talk." Girlington Garage, South Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 923-2240.

oPen Mic/Poetry niGht : Tom Braga shares music, poems and stories, after which readers, writers and singers perform in a supportive environment. ROTA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 8 p.m. Free. Info, 518-314-9872, rotagallery@gmail.com.

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Ver Mont h uManities council Book Discussion series : Bookworms share opinions about Geraldine Brook's March with literary scholar Cheryl Heneveld. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

al h uan G: Natural Resources Defense Council's senior attorney references his work with lowincome communities in "Environmental Racism." McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2356. Buil Din G a l ocal econo My: creatin G l ocal Wealth : Authors Michael Shuman and Gwendolyn Hallsmith present tools for mobilizing community resources and building a resilient economy. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 752-5110. iGnite Burlin Gton : Similar to the popular TED talks, the speaking series features a diverse lineup of local professionals, who share brief inspirational stories. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, networking and cocktail hour, 4:45 p.m.; presentations, 6 p.m. $25; cash bar. Info, 488-3439.

Wor D t hurs Days : Elizabeth Cohens excerpts What the Trees Said and Hypothetical Girl. An open-mic session of audience members' work follows. Reading Room, Feinberg Library, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 5 p.m. Free. Info, 518-565-0145.

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Passi Ve h ouse syMPosiu M: Go green! Building professionals explore relevant topics, including appraisals, cost comparisons and mortgages. Judd Hall, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $50 includes lunch. Info, 552-4677.

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Ballroo M & l atin Dancin G: Samir Elabd leads choreographed steps for singles and couples. No partner or experience required. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, introductory lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-10 p.m. $14. Info, 862-2269.

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contra Dance : Roaring Marmalade provide live music while Chris Weiler calls the steps at this traditional New England social dance. Caledonia Grange, East Hardwick, 5:30 p.m. $5-15; $10-25 per family; bring a dish to share. Info, 472-5584.

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national t heatre l iVe: 'othello' : Nicholas Hytner's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's tragedy stars Adrian Lester in the title role opposite Rory Kinnear as Iago. Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock, 7:30 p.m. $12-20. Info, 457-3981.

h aPPy h our With Michael shu Man & 350V t. or G: The author of Local Dollars, Local Sense joins Bruce Seifert, Janice St. Onge and activists from 350VT.org in a dialogue about redirecting institutional funds to Vermont's "new economy." Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 752-5110.

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'l iFe unDer 30' : Middlebury College first-year students perform 10-minute plays about the trials and tribulations faced after college graduation. Hepburn Zoo, Hepburn Hall, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $4. Info, 443-3168.

Zentan Gle art Pro Gra M: Local artist Deb Runge helps budding artists in grades 4 and up transform doodles into eye-catching designs. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918.

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story Walk : See WED.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Worcester Play Grou P: Crafts, snacks and outdoor adventures delight little ones up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School, Worcester, 9:3011 a.m. Free. Info, 223-1312.

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'art' : See WED.09, 7:30 p.m.

Wii Ga Min G: Players show off their physical gaming skills. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

benefit the Mad River Path Association. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 496-2440. r ich Mon D r uMMaGe sale : Bargain hunters find take-home treasures amid donated items. Richmond Congregational Church, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 434-2053.

Music With Mr. chris : Singer, storyteller and puppeteer Chris Dorman entertains tykes and parents alike. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. Volun t eens : Eager readers make library plans involving books, technology and more. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free; for grades 7-12. Info, 388-4097.

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ste Ven Pinker : As part of the Aiken Lecture Series, the Harvard professor and leading cognitive scientist presents "War and Peace: A History of Violence." Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 656-2005.

h yPhen : Middlebury College students use the choreography of dance faculty member Catherine Cabeen to explore the intersection of language, sound, color and emotion. A discussion follows. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6-20. Info, 443-3168. Phoenix Pro Ject Dance : Under the direction of award-winning choreographer Amber Perkins, the company presents pieces that address the reinvention of self. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $15-20. Info, 518-523-2512. Queen city t an Go Milon Ga: No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. North End Studios, Burlington, introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. $7. Info, 877-6648.

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DeaD north Ver Mont : Folks get their fright night on with wagon rides and a scream-inducing "walk of terror" through cornfields featuring animatronics and terrifying humans. 1404 Wheelock Rd., Danville, 7:30 p.m. $25-35. Info, 708-932-5153, info@vermontcornmaze.com. Justin Morrill 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Queen city Ghost Walk: Darkness Falls t our : Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Burlington City Hall Park, 7 p.m. $14-18. Info, 863-5966. Ver Mont h ackathon : Coders unite! Teams of tech-savvy tinkerers convene for 24 hours of hacking and creative thinking aimed at developing an innovative app benefiting Vermont. Champlain Mill, Winooski, 6 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 654-9668. Woo Den h orse arts Guil D Villa Ge arts & cra Fts sho W: Area artists showcase handcrafted

works such as fiber arts, jewelry, leather goods and wooden toys. Book signings by local authors round out the event. American Legion Post 28, North Troy, 1-6 p.m. Free. Info, 988-4300.

fairs & festivals

BiG BuZZ car Vin G Festi Val : See WED.09, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. killin Gton h ay Festi Val : See WED.09, 8 a.m. sto We Folia Ge arts Festi Val : More than 150 artisans display wares including pottery, blown glass, jewelry and more at this family-friendly fête featuring live music and local eats. Stowe Events Field, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10; free for kids. Info, 425-3399.

film

aDult Mo Vie: Michelle Pfeiffer plays an ex-marine who learns valuable life lessons when teaching at an inner-city high school in Dangerous Minds. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. 'car Men': Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestera in a big-screen performance of Georges Bizet's opera about sex, violence, racism and, ultimately, freedom. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 760-4634. 't he h un Gry h eart' : See THU.10. Community College of Vermont, Montpelier, 7 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616. Ver Mont international Fil M Festi Val : Ten days of international, independent and local flicks delight discerning cinephiles. See vtiff.org for schedule and details. Various Chittenden County locations, 2:30-10 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 660-2600. Ver Mont international Fil M Festi Val: ' t he crash r eel' : Lucy Walker's documentary follows Vermont native and former professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce as he recovers from a 2009 traumatic brain injury. A reception with Pearce and his brother David precedes the screening. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Vermont. Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, reception, 5 p.m.; film, 6 p.m. $25. Info, 660-2600 or 863-5222, ext. 102. 'Voices unVeile D: t urkish Wo Men Who Dare' : Istanbul's cultural mashup of Islamic tradition and Western culture drives Binnur Karaevli's documentary about the women who must reconcile the two. A discussion follows. North End Studios, Burlington, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 861-2343.

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Bello Ws Falls Far Mers Market : Music enlivens a fresh-food marketplace with produce, meats, crafts and ever-changing weekly workshops. Waypoint Center, Bellows Falls, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 463-2018. Blue star Mothers nacho niGht : Diners fill up on plates of tortilla chips loaded with melted cheese and all the fixings. Live music by the Four Wins follows. VFW Post, Essex Junction, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 878-0700. Fair h aVen Far Mers Market : Grass-fed meats, homemade canned goods, breads, eggs and cheese delight culinary connoisseurs. Town Green, Fair Haven, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 747-4442. Foo DWays Fri Days : Heirloom herbs and vegetables transform into seasonal dishes via historic recipes prepared by visitors in the farmhouse kitchen. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. h ar DWick Far Mers Market : A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with garden-fresh fare and handcrafted goods. Granite Street, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 533-2337, hardwickfarmersmarket@gmail.com. r ich Mon D Far Mers Market : An open-air emporium connects farmers and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 999-7514, rfmmanager@gmail.com.

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HowardCenter is looking for a forever family for 9-year-old Bailey, who is legally freed for adoption. Please contact: Tory Emery, 802.343.8229, vemery@howardcenter.org * Real name withheld for confidentiality. More info available upon inquiry.

Stefan G. Bucher talks about Life, Love, and Graphic Design Renowned and prolific designer, writer, and illustrator and proprietor of 344 Design is know for his popular animation series Daily Monster and for winning many awards. Stefan G. Bucher muses on the intersection of life, love and the pursuit of graphic design.

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Westford farmers market: Purveyors of produce and other edibles take a stand at outdoor stalls. Westford Common, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 524-7317, info@westfordfarmersmarketvt.org.

games

Casino night: Feeling lucky? Folks double down at this fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont. Elks Lodge, Burlington, 7-11 p.m. $5. Info, 800-565-0972.

health & fitness

avalon natural mediCine open house: Naturopathic physicians Michelle Haff and Jen Williamson discuss their approach to medicine — which includes acupuncture, homeopathy and herbs. Avalon Natural Medicine of Vermont, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 578-3449. avoid falls With improved stability: A personal trainer demonstrates daily practices for seniors concerned about their balance. Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 10 a.m. $5. Info, 658-7477. Commnity Wellness day: Practitioners offer Reiki, Shiatsu, aromatherapy, acupressure, energy work and more to folks looking to experience alternative healing. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sliding-scale donations; preregister. Info, 870-0361. flu CliniC: See THU.10. Enosburg Ambulance Building, 1-3 p.m. $35 for noninsured recipients. Info, 527-7531.

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aCorn Club story time: Little ones up to age 6 gather for read-aloud tales. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. Children's story time: Budding bookworms pore over pages in themed, weekly gatherings. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. dungeons & dragons: Imaginative XP earners in grades 6 and up exercise their problem-solving skills in battles and adventures. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. early bird math: Inquisitive minds explore mathematic concepts with books, songs, games and activities. Richmond Free Library, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 434-3036.

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'elephant & piggie' party: Fans of Mo Willems' popular Elephant and Piggie children's book series convene for a silly celebration. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. enosburg falls story hour: Youngsters show up for fables and crafts. Enosburg Public Library, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 527-5426. musiC With derek: Kiddos up to age 8 shake their sillies out to toe-tapping tunes. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.

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songs & stories With mattheW: Musician Matthew Witten helps children start the day with tunes and tales of adventure. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. story Walk: See WED.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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teen advisory board: Teens gather to plan library programs. Yes, there will be snacks. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. toddler yoga & stories: Little ones up to age 5 stretch their bodies and imaginations with Karen Allen. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:15 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918. Write on!: Budding wordsmiths ages 6 to 10 brainstorm ideas and spin a story or two. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Info, 223-4665.

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aïzuri string Quartet: The acclaimed foursome presents an evening of Hungarian and Estonian music, including Lembit Beecher's These Memories May be True and Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1. Green Mountain Girls Farm, Northfield, optional farm supper, 5-6:30 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m. Donations; $5-20 for farm supper. Info, 496-7166. burlington ensemble 90/10 series: In "BACHtoberfest," violist Peter Sulski, cellist Ariana Falk and violinists Sofia Hirsch and Michael Dabroski interpret works by the famed composer. Ninety percent of proceeds benefit Burlington Ensemble's "Making Music With a Social Mission" trip. First Baptist Church, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 598-9520. Champlain philharmoniC orChestra: Paul Gambill conducts a program featuring guest oboist Dan Frostman, the world premiere of C. Robert Wigness' Lumière metamorphique and Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 7. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $10-15; free for kids under 12. Info, 382-9222. martha redbone: Backed by a five-piece acoustic band, the singer voices the Roots Project, which sets the poetry of William Blake to country blues. See calendar spotlight. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, pre-performance talk, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $15-25. Info, 863-5966. north sea gas: Thirty years of stage time inform a performance of three-part harmonies and traditional tunes by the popular Scottish folk trio. An optional dinner precedes the concert at 5 p.m. Congregational Church, Barnet, 7 p.m. $10; $20 for dinner and concert. Info, 633-3605. suzie broWn: With catchy melodies and evocative lyrics, the singer-songwriter brings elements of reggae, rock and pop to Americana. Brandon Music Café, 7:30 p.m. $15; $30 includes dinner package; preregister; BYOB. Info, 465-4071.

outdoors

plant Walk: Clinical herbalist Rebecca Dalgin leads an educational excursion focused on opening hearts and minds to the wonders of area vegetation. If carpooling, meet outside Hunger Mountain Co-op at 5:15 p.m. Two Rivers Center, Montpelier, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202.

talks

gordon robison: The journalist and author lends his expertise to "An Islamic Middle East: The Opportunities and Challenges for the U.S." Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516. loCal investment lunCh at the libraries: In a videoconference broadcast to participating libraries throughout Vermont, economist and author Michael Shuman discusses the ways in which buying locally positively impacts the economy. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon. Info, 752-5110. off the Wall: informal disCussions about art: Melinda Nelson-Hurst of Tulane University shares current research on the history of ancient Egyptian collections in small museums and universities throughout the U.S. A light lunch follows. Middlebury College Museum of Art, 12:15 p.m. $5 suggested donation; free to college students with valid ID. Info, 443-3168. riChard Cleary: In "Some Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports," the Babson College professor considers the relationship between statistical analysis and athletics. Room 101, Cheray Science Hall, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

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liSt Your EVENt for frEE At SEVENDAYSVT.COM/POSTEVENT 'Deathtrap': QNEK Productions stages Ira Levin's play within a play about a long-suffering playwright whose attempts to steal a student's script set off a chain of violent events. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $1315. Info, 334-2216 or 873-3022. 'Family oF ewe': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. 'GolDberG & Campbell, SaCreD + proFane': See WED.09, 8 p.m. 'liFe UnDer 30': See THU.10, 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. 'rUmorS': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. StaGeD reaDinG oF 'Steel maGnoliaS': As part of the American Favorites Reading Series, Jeanne Beckwith directs this interpretation of Robert Harling's comedic drama about a motley crew of sassy southern belles. Congregational Church, Waterbury, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 244-4168. 'the CrUCible': See THU.10, 8 p.m. 'the moUSetrap': See THU.10, 7:30 p.m. 'the pirateS oF penzanCe': See WED.09, 8-10 p.m. 'twelve anGry men': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. 'yoUnG FrankenStein the mUSiCal': See WED.09, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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Fall ColorS book Sale: See WED.09, 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. JaniSSe ray: Excerpts from the award-winning The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food offer new perspectives on the locavore movement. Room 3, Simpson Hall, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 5867711, ext. 164.

SqUare DanCe: Chuck and Gerry Hardy call steps at this evening featuring Mainstream and Plus formations. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $12-14 per couple. Info, 985-2012.

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a harveSt oF qUiltS: Common Threads Quilt Guild members display 100 handcrafted works alongside industry vendors, silent-auction items and more. Gymnasium, Peoples Academy, Morrisville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2. Info, 644-5880. boDy/minD/Spirit retreat: Like-minded attendees explore physical, mental and spiritual connections with vendors, readers, speakers and healers. Grange Hall, Milton, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 893-9966. bUrlinGton waterFront walkinG toUr: A stroll along Lake Champlain's shoreline highlights the city's industrial and maritime past. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet at the visitor's center on the bottom of College Street. Burlington waterfront, 1 p.m. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students. Info, 522-8259. DeaD north vermont: See FRI.11, 7:30 p.m. Downtown bUrlinGton walkinG toUr: Folks step back in time amid the Queen City's intriguing history and architecture. Proceeds benefit Preservation Burlington. Meet on Church Street. Burlington City Hall, 11 a.m. $10; $5 for Preservation Burlington members and students. Info, 522-8259.

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hiStoriC barn toUr: The past comes alive at six premier properties, where on-site interpreters facilitate craft demonstrations, hand-tool exhibits and more. Proceeds benefit the Sheldon Museum. Various Addison County Locations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20; free for kids 12 and under; preregister. Info, 388-2117.

DooDlinG in pen & ink workShop: Tom Baginski facilitates an in-depth exploration of line, shapes and patterns that engages the imagination. Davis Studio Gallery, Burlington, 10 a.m.noon. $24. Info, 425-2700.

hiStoriC toUr oF Uvm: Professor emeritus William Averyt leads a walk through campus, referencing architectural gems and notable personalities along the way. Meet at Ira Allen statue. University Green, UVM, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister at uvm.edu. Info, 578-8830.

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neeDleFelt a 3D owl: Creative thinkers use provided materials to shape wool into playful versions of the nocturnal flyers. Adult accompaniment required for children ages 7 through 14. Municipal Building, Milton, 9:30 a.m.-noon. $25; preregister. Info, 893-4922.

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hyphen: See FRI.11, 8 p.m. iF i Can't DanCe ... new eConomy DanCe: Anything Goes provides spirited folk music for revelers, who tap into a collective rhythm at this gathering hosted by the New Economistas. Old Labor Hall, Barre, 7 p.m. $15-20. Info, 752-5110.

SmUGGlerS' notCh Ski & SnowboarD ClUb Sale: Winter athletes stock up on new and gently used gear. Partial proceeds benefit the SNSC scholarship fund. Tarrant Student Recreational Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 644-1177. the ethan & ira ChallenGe: a hiStoriCal SCavenGer hUnt: Folks revisit the past and learn skills used by Vermont's beloved brothers when the pair navigated obstacles posed by the local landscape. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-5. Info, 863-5403. wooDen horSe artS GUilD villaGe artS & CraFtS Show: See FRI.11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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norwiCh Contra DanCe: Folks in clean-soled shoes move to tunes by Northern Spy and calling by David Millstone. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8 p.m. $58; by donation for seniors; free for kids under 16. Info, 785-4607.

qUeen City GhoStwalk: DarkneSS FallS toUr: See FRI.11, 7 p.m.

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DanCinG with the rUtlanD StarS: WJJR FM radio personalities Terry Jaye and Judy Anderson emcee an evening of choreographed steps modeled after the popular television show. Proceeds benefit Kids on the Move. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7 p.m. $20. Info, 775-0903.

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mUrDer myStery: This unique meeting of the minds requires keen detective work, imagination and enough deception to throw off the competition. Wilson Castle, Proctor, cocktail hour, 6-7 p.m.; murder mystery, 7-10 p.m. $35 includes light fare; preregister; limited space; for ages 18 and up; BYOB. Info, 773-3284.

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'tall as tHe BaOBaB tree': Dartmouth College alumnus Jeremy Teicher presents his award-winning debut feature about a pair of sisters wrestling with intergenerational tensions in contemporary Senegal. In Palaar with English subtitles. A discussion follows. Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $9. Info, 603-646-2422.

Fall Festival & arts & CraFts Open HOuse: Attendees celebrate fall in all its glory with apples, cider, kids activities, demonstrations from the Green Mountain Wood Carvers and more. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5; free for members. Info, 434-2167. Harvest Weekend: Hands-on programs including cider pressing and harvesting root veggies highlight autumn's abundance. A husking bee and barn dance round out the seasonal soirée. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; free for children under 3. Info, 457-2355. islands' Harvest days: Craft shows, flea markets, petting paddocks and tractor rides grant visitors exposure to stunning scenery, seasonal eats and locally made art. Various locations, Champlain Islands, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 999-5862. killingtOn Hay Festival: See WED.09, 8 a.m. stOWe FOliage arts Festival: See FRI.11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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telluride mOuntainFilm On tOur Film Festival: Cinephiles screen highlights of the famed festival dedicated to art, adventure, culture and the environment. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7 p.m. $10-12. Info, 518-523-2512. 'tHe Hungry Heart': See THU.10. Randolph Union High School, 7 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616. 'tHe pHenOmenOn BrunO grOening: On tHe traCks OF tHe miraCle Healer': Archival materials and more than 80 eyewitness accounts inform this documentary about the renowned teacher and healer. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. Info, 253-8813.

COrnWall CHiCken pie supper: Addison County's seasonal bounty hits the table at this neighborly gathering featuring biscuits and gravy, squash, pies and local cider. Congregational Church, Cornwall, takeout, 4-5 p.m.; dinner 5-7 p.m. $5-10; $30 per family; takeout available with reservation. Info, 388-7273 or 462-2170.

vermOnt internatiOnal Film Festival: See FRI.11, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

disCOver FOOd & Wine: Jenni Johnson provides live jazz and blues during a scrumptious showcase of Vermont's speciality fare and award-winning vino. Smugglers' Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, 5-7:30 p.m. $29. Info, 644-8851.

adirOndaCk COast Wine & Cider FOOd Festival: Oenophiles sample palate-pleasing varietals alongside tasty fare from food vendors and area restaurants in a farmers market setting. Crete Memorial Civic Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y., noon-8 p.m. $25-30. Info, 518-593-7904. BurlingtOn Farmers market: More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 310-5172, info@burlingtonfarmersmarket.org.

enOsBurg Falls Farmers market: A morethan-20-year-old bazaar offers herbs, jellies, vegetables and just-baked goodies in the heart of the village. Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 933-4503. FamOus rOast BeeF supper: Homemade rolls and pies complement juicy meat at this fall feast benefitting the Ladies Benevolent Society. Congregational Church, Hartland, 4:30-7 p.m. $6-14. Info, 457-2674.

gmO WHat dO yOu knOW?: Hunger Mountain Coop wellness manager Carmen Reyes helps foodies identify and avoid genetically modified produce and products. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 1-2:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. middleBury Farmers market: See WED.09, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. nOrtHWest Farmers market: Stock up on local produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 370-6040. rOast turkey supper: Thanksgiving comes early at this tastebud pleaser, served buffet-style. Vergennes United Methodist Church, 5-6:30 p.m. $4-8. Info, 877-3150. rutland COunty Farmers market: Downtown strollers find high-quality fruits and veggies, freshcut flowers, sweet treats and artisan crafts within arms' reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813. sHelBurne Farmers market: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheese, and local novelties grace outdoor tables at a presentation of the season's best. Shelburne Parade Ground, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2472, shelburnefarmersmarket@ sbpavt.org. WaitsField CHiCken pie supper: Comfort food reigns supreme at this annual local feast. Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield, 5:30 p.m. & 6:45 p.m. $10-12; takeout available. Info, 496-2022. WaitsField Farmers market: Local entertainment enlivens a bustling, open-air market boasting extensive seasonal produce, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027.

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Capital City Farmers market: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods and locally made arts and crafts. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958. CHiCken pie supper: Diners catch up over a homemade meal that includes apple pie topped with Vermont cheddar. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $6-12; free for kids under 5; preregister. Info, 985-3981.

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AcroYog A & Th Ai MAss Age Workshop Wi Th Lori F LoWer & Abbi J AFFe: A two-part session uses partner and group work to elicit therapeutic benefits via poses, postures and healing touch. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, noon-3 p.m. $18; $32 per couple; preregister. Info, 870-0361.

JAY gAndhi : Celebrated tabla player Nitin Mitta accompanies the bansuri flutist in a program of Hindustani classical music. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, 7 p.m. $5-15. Info, 860-9556. sco TT Ains Lie: The blues guitarist and historian draws on 40 years of experience during an evening of acoustic traditional music. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. $3-8. Info, 388-6863. vAssi LY pri MAkov : An all-Chopin program highlights the renowned pianist's skill and versatility. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. $10-35. Info, 728-6464.

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Funk WAgon : The Burlington-based band brings lyrically driven, gospel-based funk to the stage. J. Rumney opens. Pierce Hall Community Center, Rochester, 7 p.m. $7.50-10. Info, 767-4258.

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ch Ar Les egber T: The local author reads The Story of Princess Olivia, inspired by a precocious 8-yearold he befriended at a farmers market. Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2295. FALL FAr MYArd Fun: buTTer M Aking : How does heavy cream transform into a tasty toast topper? Little ones learn the process of creating this kitchen staple. Shelburne Farms, 11:30 a.m. Free with $5-8 general admission; free for kids under 3. Info, 985-8686. sAT urd AY sTor Y TiMe: Families gather for imaginative tales. Phoenix Books Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 448-3350.

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sTor Y WALk: See WED.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tr AcTor dAY : A farm-vehicle extravaganza features themed stories, crafts and big wheels, of course. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970.

ver Mon T chris TiAn r ock- Tober FesT: Plumb, MIKESCHAIR and Josh Wilson hit the Queen City as part of their "Need You Now" fall tour. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. $20-30. Info, 233-9603.

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bird-Moni Toring W ALk: Experienced birders lead a morning jaunt in search of various species in their natural habitats. Green Mountain Audubon Center, Huntington, 8-10 a.m. Donations. Info, 434-3068. cAMeL's h uMp ALpine Tr AiL Tour : Hikers get their heart rate up on an 8-mile route that gains 2600 feet of elevation amid picturesque views. Contact trip leader for details. Camel's Hump State Park, Duxbury, 8 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 355-7181. hAW k WALk: Avian enthusiasts ages 8 and up scout out these migrating raptors and other birds of prey that winter on the farm. Shelburne Farms, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $5; preregister. Info, 985-8686. inTern ATion AL observe The Moon nigh T (inoMn): Sky gazers feast their eyes on Earth's nearest galactic neighbor as part of a worldwide event. Northern Skies Observatory, Peacham, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 592-3057. LeAF bLoWer F ALL cLAssic : Riders spin their wheels along Stowe's scenic trails and work up an appetite for a harvest dinner from Just Delicious Catering. A bonfire, prizes and themed contests round out the day. See calendar spotlight. Skiershop, Stowe, registration and check-in, noon; kids camp, 1:15 p.m.; ride, 1:30 p.m.; dinner, 5-7 p.m.; bonfire and festivities, 6-8 p.m. $40. Info, 371-9123, shelly@stowemountainbike.com.

us A Luge sLider seArch : As part of a recruitment tour for the National USA Luge Junior Development Teams, athletes ages 9 through 13 test their skills on an adapted course. Locust Street, Burlington, 9 a.m.-noon. & 2-5 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 800-872-5849, info@usaluge.org.

sAW-WheT oWL bAnding : Nature lovers take advantage of a rare opportunity to view the elusive, pint-size birds during their migration. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Donations; preregister. Info, 229-6206.

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AnTi-rA cis M For coLLecTive Liber ATion Workshop : Representatives from the Catalyst Project help facilitate an intensive daylong session that includes strengthening community relationships and examining aspects of white privilege. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 752-5110.

FesTivAL du nouve Au ciné MA: See WED.09, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

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AdAMAnT Win Ter Music series: L ATin evening : Jairo Sequeira, Miriam Bernardo and Ruth Einstein present an evening of traditional rhythms. An optional potluck precedes the show at 5:30 p.m. Adamant Community Club, 7 p.m. $10-15; bring a dish to share. Info, 456-7054. AFTer The r odeo : Kicking off a northeastern tour, the Americana trio melds acoustic jazz, blues and bluegrass with a touch of cowboy folk. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 760-4634. Aïzuri sTring Qu Ar TeT: See FRI.11. A reception follows. United Church, Warren, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 496-7166. bur Ling Ton ense MbLe 90/10 series : See FRI.11, 7:30 p.m.

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geneALog Y Websi Te inFor MATion session : Tom DeVarney provide tips and tricks for navigating online ancestry resources. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.noon. $5. Info, 310-9285.

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r ipTon r idge r un : Athletes pound the pavement along a scenic 5K walk, or 5K and 10.4K runs. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Ripton School. A lunch, raffle and prizes follow. Ripton Elementary School, 1 p.m. $15-35 includes post-race lunch and raffle. Info, 388-2208.

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bArb Ar A dAMrosch : The master gardener and best-selling author shares her knowledge in "Feasting From the Garden Year Round." A Q&A and book signing follow. Gardener’s Supply Company, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $15; preregister. Info, 660-3505.

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'Ar T': See WED.09, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 'deATh Tr Ap': See FRI.11, 7:30 p.m. 'FAMiLY oF eWe': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. 'goLdberg & cAMpbeLL, sAcred + pro FAne': See WED.09, 8 p.m. 'LiFe under 30' : See THU.10, 8 p.m. nAT ion AL TheATre o F London in hd : Jack Ellis plays Jaggers opposite Taylor Jay-Davies as Pip in a broadcast production of this Tim Burton-esque approach to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 1 p.m. $5-12. Info, 518-523-2512. 'r uMors' : See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. sTA ged r eAding o F 'sTeeL MAgno LiAs': See FRI.11, 7:30 p.m. 'The crucib Le': See THU.10, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. 'The Foo L's r idd Le': Presented with her "Ecstasy of a Cripple" art exhibit, Jocelyn Woods premieres this one-act, solo show based on poetry that addresses physical disability, sexuality and the human condition. Artfull Cup Studio, Jeffersonville, 6 p.m. $8. Info, 644-2544. 'The Mouse Tr Ap': See THU.10, 7:30 p.m. 'The pir ATes o F penz Ance' : See WED.09, 8-10 p.m. 'TWeLve Angr Y Men': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. 'Young Fr Ankens Tein The Music AL': See WED.09, 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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Archer M AYor : See THU.10. Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2411.

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A hA rves T oF Qui LTs: See SAT.12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jus Tin Morri LL h oMesTeAd Tour : See WED.09, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Movin' & groovin' Weekend : See SAT.12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. sMugg Lers' noTch ski & sno Wbo Ard cLub sALe: See SAT.12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. vin TAge Tr AiLer open h ouse & cAr cruise- in: Blast from the past! Eighteen Airstream Trailers from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s open their doors to visitors, who tour the aluminum wonders and vote for their favorite. Branbury State Park, Salisbury, 2-4 p.m. $2-3. Info, 770-8510. Wooden h orse Ar Ts gui Ld viLLAge Ar Ts & cr AFTs sho W: See FRI.11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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big buzz cArving Fes TivAL: See WED.09, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ch AMpLAin orch Ards hA rves TFesT: The Bondville Boys bring bluegrass tunes to this familyfriendly fall fiesta featuring pick-your-own apples, cider tastings and a locavore feast. Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free to attend; $6-12 for harvest dinner. Info, 897-2777. eAsT ch Ar LoTTe Tr AcTor pAr Ade: Antique and modern farm vehicles take center stage at this pastoral party including a farmers market, kids activities, live music, local fare and crafts. Various locations, East Charlotte, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 425-4444. hA rves T pAr TY: Families relish the season of cooler temps and changing leaves with a corn roast, bike-powered smoothies, music, games and more. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free; bring a dish to share. Info, 861-4769. hA rves T Weekend : See SAT.12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. isLAnds' hA rves T dAY s: See SAT.12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. kiLLing Ton hAY FesTivAL: See WED.09, 8 a.m.

book sALe: Bookworms of all ages flock to this colossal celebration of the written word featuring 10,000 titles. Gymnasium, Shelburne Town Center, Shelburne, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124.

puMpkin Fes TivAL: Horse-drawn wagon rides take families to the pumpkin patch and corn palace at this seasonal celebration of live music, organic eats and themed activities. Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; $10 per car. Info, 785-4737.

FALL coLors book sALe: See WED.09, 10 a.m.5:30 p.m.

sToWe FoLiAge Ar Ts Fes TivAL: See FRI.11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

JAck L Azor : More than 30 years of farming in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom inform a discussion of The Organic Grain Grower, Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer. Arvin A. Brown Library, Richford, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 848-7158.

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bTv FLeA: Multiple vendors offer antiques, uniques, art, jewelry, furnishings, food and more. Vintage Inspired, Burlington, noon-4 p.m. Free. Info, 488-5766. bAked beAds TenT sALe: See FRI.11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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neW econo MY nigh T: Marc Armstrong and Gwendolyn Hallsmith join local organizers of the Public Bank Town Meeting Campaign to discuss economic initiatives for Vermont. Episcopalian Parish Hall, Enosburg, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 752-5110.

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bALkAn dAnce Workshop : See SAT.12, 10:3011:45 a.m. isr AeLi Fo Lk dAncing : All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $2; free first session. Info, 864-0218, ext. 21.

A Tribu Te To pixAr : Fans of Finding Nemo, the Toy Story trilogy and other blockbusters from the award-winning company screen a custom-made show reel. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $5. Info, 603-646-2422. 'con TeMpT (Le Mépris)' : Brigitte Bardot stars in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 drama about the internal strife between a screenwriter, a director and a producer struggling to make a Hollywood film. Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. $8. Info, 603-646-2422. FoLk Ar Ts cenTer o F neW eng LAnd okTober FesT: 'br Ass LAnds' : Meerkat Media Collective's award-winning documentary follows half a million people to the 50th anniversary of the world's largest trumpet festival, held in a tiny Serbian village. Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, 4 p.m. $20. Info, 781-438-4387. 'r eAdY To FLY': William Kerig's 2012 documentary follows the efforts of the U.S Women's Ski Jumping Team to get their sport included in the Olympics. A Q&A with team members follows. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $10. Info, 518-523-2512. 'The h ungr Y h eAr T': See THU.10. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616. ver Mon T inTern ATion AL FiLM FesTivAL: See FRI.11, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


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heAlth screeNiNg: Representatives from the Vermont Worker's Center offer consultations to shoppers at the Windsor Farmers Market as part of the Health Care is a Human Right Campaign. Windsor Welcome Center, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 752-5110. preNAtAl yogA: Sila Rood leads expectant mothers in poses and stretches focused on preparing the body for birth. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, 3 p.m. $14; preregister. Info, 870-0361.

chAse AwAy 5k: Canine lovers take strides to raise funds for Chase Away K9 Cancer at this petand family-friendly event featuring food, fun and prizes. Dorset Park, South Burlington, check in, 9 a.m.; run, 10 a.m. $15-20. Info, 989-2410. hArpooN octoberFest roAd rAce: Runners kick up their heels along a 3.6-mile course and work up an appetite for brats, brews and live Oompah music. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, 11 a.m. $35. Info, 617-574-9551.

womeN's rituAl Folk dANces: Ladies learn ancient international circle and line dances. First in a series of 10 weekly classes. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 5:15-7 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted; preregister. Info, 978-424-7968.

womeN's iNdoor pickup soccer: F HA Quick-footed ladies of varying skill RP OO N BR levels break a sweat while stringing E W E RY together passes and making runs for the goal. Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center, etc. Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3; for women ages 18 and up. embodyiNg relAtioNship: Robert Kest lends his Info, 864-0123. expertise to an exploration of the biopsychological dynamics that shape interpersonal connectalks tions. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, steve zeoli: The Mount Independence Coalition Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, president considers the life achievements of 223-8000, ext. 202. Revolutionary War Colonel John Trumbell — includmoviN' & grooviN' weekeNd: See SAT.12, 10 ing his oil paintings. Mount Independence State a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Site, Orwell, 1 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15. Info, 759-2412.

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tibetAN siNgiNg & heAliNg bowl meditAtioN: Using multitonal frequencies, Kirk Maris Jones taps into the power of the ancient instruments. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $9 suggested donation. Info, 671-4569.

usA luge slider seArch: See SAT.12, 1-5 p.m.

'twelve ANgry meN': See WED.09, 5 p.m.

killiNgtoN hAy FestivAl: See WED.09, 8 a.m.

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'youNg FrANkeNsteiN the musicAl': See WED.09, 5 p.m.

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'FAmily oF ewe': See WED.09, 2 p.m. 'rumors': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. 'the crucible': See THU.10, 7 p.m.

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Aïzuri striNg QuArtet: See FRI.11. First Light Studios, Randolph, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 496-7166.

'Freedom ANd uNity: the vermoNt movie: pArt three': "Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution" highlights influential figures in the state's history. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $5-8. Info, 863-5966.

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vermoNt iNterNAtioNAl Film FestivAl: See FRI.11, noon-10 p.m. vermoNt iNterNAtioNAl Film FestivAl: 'bottled liFe': Urs Schnell's eye-opening 2013 documentary examines Nestlé's dominance over the bottled-water industry. A discussion follows. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 861-2343 or 660-2600.

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iNtroductioN to permAculture: cultivAtiNg ecologicAl lives & lANdscApes: Horticulturalists learn the fundamentals of creating self-sufficient ecosystems rooted in diversity and creativity. Burlington College, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 923-2240.

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sAlsA dANce clAss: DsantosVT leads hip-shaking steps for dancers of all experience levels. North End Studios, Burlington, beginners, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 863-6713.

'Art': See WED.09, 2 p.m.

rex butt: The author and LGBTQ advocate reads and discusses Now What? For Families With Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Children. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, info@ pjcvt.org.

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suNdAys For FledgliNgs: A combination of environmental science and outdoor play helps junior birders ages 5 through 12 develop research and observation skills. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 2-3 p.m. Free with admission, $3-6; preregister. Info, 434-2167.

FreNch coNversAtioN group: dimANches: Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.

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sport

'lAsyAm: AN eveNiNg oF iNdiAN clAssicAl dANce': World-renowned artist Sasikala Penumarthi and her students perform an array of dances in the classical style, Kuchipudi. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

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russiAN plAy time with NAtAshA: Kiddos up to age 8 learn new words via rhymes, games, music, dance and a puppet show. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.

the big sit!: Birders join members of Team Loonatics in a group circle, from which they track feathered flyers from dawn to dusk. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 434-2167.

AdAptive iNterNAtioNAl Folk dANciNg: Creative movers of all ages, abilities and mobility learn international routines. Walkers and wheelchairs are accommodated. North End Studio A, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. $5; free for assistants. Info, 863-6713.

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Art & Authors: Budding artists ages 8 through 12 join Nancy Wollum in a program on Georgia O'Keeffe. Writers Tracey Campbell Pearson and David Martin round out the creative fun with presentations for lit lovers in grades 1 to 3, and up to age 5, respectively. South Burlington Community Library, 2-4 p.m. $10. Info, 658-3659.

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westFord music series: Carol Ann Jones and Will Patton welcome special guests Rik Palieri and Robert Wuagneux to an evening of folk, jazz and country. United Church of Westford, 4 p.m. Donations. Info, 879-4028.

New ecoNomy Night: Marc Armstrong and Gwendolyn Hallsmith join local organizers of the Public Bank Town Meeting Campaign to discuss economic initiatives for Vermont. Music by the Mad Mountain Scramblers and Phineas Gage rounds out the evening. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 752-5110.

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suNdAy yogA: Chelsea Varin teaches various styles, including Vinyasa and Hatha. ROTA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., noon. Free. Info, 518-314-9872.

'hymNs For huNger': Local church choirs, soloists and parish youth lend their voices to a benefit concert for the West Rutland Food Shelf. St. Bridget's Catholic Church, West Rutland, 4 p.m. Donations of nonperishable food items. Info, 438-2490.

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spirituAl heAliNg & eNergy-upliFtiNg meditAtioN: Cynthia Warwick Seiler brings 20 years of experience to this lighthearted session aimed at accessing intuition, clarity and awareness. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 11 a.m.-noon. $15 suggested donation. Info, 671-4569.

gAil Archer: In "Romantic Fireworks," the acclaimed organist interprets works ranging from the familiar hymns to the Baroque period and beyond. St. Paul's Cathedral, Burlington, 3 p.m. $10-15; free for kid under 15. Info, 863-5966.


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Sourdough Bread: r ye Bread : Heike Meyer of Bee Sting Bakery breaks down the steps of making naturally leavened loaves with a fermented culture. Participants take a starter home. McClure MultiGenerational Center, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $510; preregister at citymarket.coop. Info, 861-9700.

games

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h er Bal Co NSul TaTio NS: Betzy Bancroft, Larken Bunce, Guido Masé and students from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. City Market, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free; preregister at info@ vtherbcenter.org; limited space. Info, 861-9757. r .i.p.p.e.d.: See WED.09, 6-7 p.m. yoga Wi Th Tea : See WED.09, 7-8 a.m. & 6:15-7:15 p.m.

kids

ali Ce iN Noodlela Nd: Youngsters get acquainted over crafts and play while new parents and expectant mothers chat with maternity nurse and lactation consultant Alice Gonyar. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. pre SChool S Tory h our : See WED.09, 11:30 a.m. STory Walk : See WED.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Tale S, TuNeS & ToTS: Kiddos ages 3 through 5 show up for stories and songs. Chandler Gallery, Randolph, 10-11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 728-5073.

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Burli NgToN Wri Ter S Work Shop meeTiNg: See WED.09, 6:30-8 p.m.

'Furever' : Beginning with the grieving process following a pet's death, Amy Finkel's documentary explores the depths of these interspecies bonds. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7 p.m. $6-10. Info, 518-523-2512.

Book Sale : Bookworms stock up on new, gently used, rare and antique titles. Rutland Free Library, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860.

health & fitness

Flu Cli NiC: See THU.10. Franklin County Home Health Agency, St. Albans, 3-5 p.m. $35 for noninsured recipients. Info, 527-7531.

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Trivia Nigh T: Teams of quick thinkers gather for a meeting of the minds. Lobby, Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 651-5012.

aWare NeSS Through moveme NT: Felde Nkrai S WiTh uWe meSTer : Increased flexibility and range of motion help participants address habitual neuromuscular patterns. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, noon-1 p.m. $14. Info, 870-0361.

montréal

FeSTival du Nouveau Ci a.m.-11 p.m.

Néma: See WED.09, 9

music

r eCorder- playi Ng group : Musicians produce early folk, baroque and swing-jazz melodies. New and potential players welcome. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0030, info@prestomusic.net. SamBaTuCada! opeN r ehear Sal : New faces are invited to pitch in as Burlington's samba streetpercussion band sharpens its tunes. Experience and instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.

seminars

BaSiC Compu Ter Skill S: Those looking to enter the high-tech age gain valuable knowledge. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3403.

sport

5k r uNNiNg Serie S: Athletes break a sweat in a weekly bout of friendly competition. Arrowhead Golf Course, Milton, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 893-0234.

talks

Chri STiNe peppard : The Fordham University professor presents "Water and Climate in the Athropocene: Theological, Scientific and Ethical Perspectives." Room 315, St. Edmund's Hall, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2356.

film

'Freedom a Nd uNiTy: The vermo NT movie: par T Four' : "Doers and Shapers" explores people and institutions that pushed sociopolitical boundaries. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $5-8. Info, 863-5966.

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NaNCy Nahra : The Champlain College professor emerita considers the bucolic bard in "Robert Frost: Poetry as Business." Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 2 p.m. $5. Info, 864-3516.

S Book Sale : See WED.09, 10 a.m.-8

activism

'Survivi Ng The Cy Cle: a Survivor' S STory aBou T domeSTiC viole NCe': A Women Helping Battered Women advocate shares her experience to promote awareness and explore the myths and cultural context surrounding abuse. Hauke Campus Center, Champlain College, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3131.

community

Co-op S demoCra Tizi Ng The eCoNomy: per SpeCTiveS From vermo NT & mexiCo: Representatives from area co-ops join members of Mexico's Frente Auténtico del Trabajo to discuss the business model's influence on local and international economies. Cafeteria, Integrated Arts Academy, H.o . Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 752-5110.

dance

iNTro To Tri Bal Belly daNCe: Students of all ages and experience levels access self-empowerment via this moving meditation based on ancient traditions. Arrive early to request tea. Chai Space, Dobrá Tea, Burlington, 6:45-7:45 p.m. $10; $5 for optional tea. Info, piper.c.emily@gmail.com. SWiNg daNCe pra CTiCe SeSSio N: Twinkle-toed participants get moving in different styles, such as the lindy hop, charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.

education

edu CaTor r eCepTio N WiTh Jay h oFFmaN: The 2013 Vermont Teacher of the Year discusses the use of technological resources to meet common core standards. Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 864-8001.

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eCle CTiC paga N WiTCh Cra FT 101: Members of the Circle of the Triple Goddess introduce the history and practices of the nature-based religion. Moonlight Gifts, Milton, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister; bring a chair and food or drink to share. Info, 893-9966. l eahy l iBrary opeN h ou Se: An exploration of the vast collection reveals archival resources, including genealogy records. A related presentation by UVM professor Jill Mudgett rounds out the evening. Vermont History Center, Barre, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 479-8508. Sex, poli TiCS & CoCkTail S: A networking event for Planned Parenthood staff, supporters and friends honors Governor Peter Shumlin with the Champion for Choice award. Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25-250; preregister. Info, 488-9766.

fairs & festivals

CeNTral vermo NT h arve ST FeSTival : Locals celebrate autumn's bounty with food-preservation workshops, New England Culinary Institute student projects and more. Montpelier High School, 6 p.m. Free; bring a dish to share. Info, 752-5110.

vermo NT iNTer NaTio Nal Film Fe STival : See FRI.11, noon-10:30 p.m.

food & drink

a moSai C oF Flavor: Nepali goa T-meaT Curry : Amrit Kami and her daughter prepare this traditional dish flavored with cilantro, garlic and ginger, which is served during the festival of Dasain. Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister at citymarket.coop. Info, 861-9700. eNoSBurg Fall S Farmer S marke T: See SAT.12, 3-6:30 p.m.

health & fitness

Family-Frie Ndly yoga Wi Th deBorah Felme Th : Meditation, Vinyasa-style asana, chanting and yogic philosophy help parents tap into creative expression. Kiddos ages 3 through 5 do the same at an art class across the hall. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, 9-10:30 a.m. $14; $25 includes kids art class; preregister. Info, 870-0361. Flu Cli NiC: See THU.10. Felco Room, Franklin Homestead, 10-11 a.m. $35 for noninsured recipients. Info, 527-7531. guided par TNer Thai Body Work : Lori Flower of Sattva Yoga leads basic techniques that create relaxation and personal connection. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $8-10; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202. h er Bal mediCiNe maki Ng: Folks learn how to capture the healing power of plants in tinctures, salves, compresses and more. Burlington College, 6-8 p.m. $25; preregister. Info, 923-2240. Sallie maCk: The classically trained homeopath discusses the history and philosophy of her speciality as part of the Wellness and Alternative Medicine Lecture Series. Ellsworth Room. Willey Library & Learning Center, Johnson State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1308. SySTema WiTh r ya N miller : An in-depth exploration of breath and natural movement informs this individualized approach to the Russian martial art. 2 Wolves Holistic Center, Vergennes, 7-8:15 p.m. $14. Info, 870-0361.

kids

Childre N'S STory Time : See FRI.11, 10:30 a.m. Crea Tive Tue Sday S: Artists exercise their imaginations with recycled crafts. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 3:15-5 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Fall S Tory Time : See WED.09, 10 a.m. pre SChool S Tory h our : See WED.09, 11:30 a.m. pre SChool S Tory h our: 'We've goT r hy Thm': Kiddos up to age 6 have fun with themed reads and crafts. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. STory Time Wi Th Corey : Read-aloud tales and crafts led by store employee Corey Bushey engage young minds. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. STory Time For 3- To 5-year- old S: See WED.09, 10-10:45 a.m. STory Time For Ba BieS & Toddler S: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest the attention of kids under 3. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. STory Walk : See WED.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. TeeN ar T STudio : Anything goes at this openended creative session, during which local artists help spark ideas and facilitate current projects. Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 253-8358.

you Th media l aB: Aspiring Spielbergs learn about moviemaking with television experts. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, 388-4097.

language

CoNver SaTio Nal Spa NiSh : David Forman chats en español with folks whose skills allow them to converse comfortably. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 453-2118. Fre NCh Co Nver SaTio N group : Beginner-tointermediate speakers brush up on their linguistics. Halvorson's Upstreet Café, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195. pau Se-CaFé: French students of varying levels engage in dialogue en français. Panera Bread, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 864-5088.

montréal

FeSTival du Nouveau Ci a.m.-11 p.m.

Néma: See WED.09, 9

music

Commu NiTy drum Cir Cle : Percussionists keep the beat in a supportive atmosphere that welcomes newcomers. Blanchard Beach, Burlington, 5-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 922-7149, shea.robert007@ gmail.com. 'oF l ove a Nd Wa Nderlu ST': Pianist Melody Puller accompanies tenor Martin Poppe and soprano Merryn Rutledge in art songs by Mozart, Haydn and others. St. Paul's Cathedral, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free; bring a bag lunch. Info, 864-0471.

seminars

l ivi Ng WiTh alzheimer' S: For mid-STage Caregiver S: Professionals share strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. Burlington College, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10; preregister. Info, 800-923-2240. r eali STiC Free STyle Sel F-deFeNSe: Participants ages 16 and up learn techniques for staying safe in different scenarios. Ro TA Gallery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 5:30 p.m. $15. Info, 518-645-6960.

talks

mar Na ehre Ch : The spiritual awareness teacher discusses ways to increase energetic frequencies. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 671-4569.

theater

'oThello' : The American Shakespeare Center Company stages the bard's tragedy about love, jealousy and betrayal between four principle characters. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. 'TWelve aNgry meN': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m.

words

Cady/ poTTer Wri Ter S Cir Cle : Literary enthusiasts improve their craft through assignments, journal exercises, reading, sharing and occasional book discussions. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 349-6970. Crea Tive Jour Nali Ng WiTh kaT klema N: Writers put pen to paper to develop self-healing tools. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 671-4569. Fall Color p.m.

S Book Sale : See WED.09, 10 a.m.-8

WeNdy guerra : A bilingual poetry reading features selections in Spanish from the award-winning Cuban poet, followed by English translations from Dartmouth College students. A reception at La Casa follows. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2704.

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Vermont court system. Vermont Superior Court, St. Albans, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-4029 or 933-2545. Get Ready to Get CoveRed!: Governor Peter Shumlin, Congressman Peter Welch and Vermont Department of Health Access commissioner Mark Larson join navigators from local organizations to help attendees enroll in Vermont Health Connect. Community Health Center of Burlington, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info, 488-9766. open Rota MeetinG: See WED.09, 6 p.m.

dance

Hiza de Maiz danCe tRoupe: The Nicaraguan dancers bring traditional rhythms to the stage. A presentation by Compas de Nicaragua follows. International Commons, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536.

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valley niGHt FeatuRinG KaRen KRajaCiC: Locals gather for this weekly bash of craft ales, movies and live music. Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation; $2 drafts. Info, 496-8994, bigpicturetheater.info.

film

'FReedoM and unity: tHe veRMont Movie: paRt two': The darker side of the Green Mountain State's bucolic image is illuminated in "Under the Surface." Merchants Hall, Rutland, 7 p.m. $5-8. Info, 863-5966. 'no MoRe Road tRips?': Comprised entirely of home-movie footage, Rick Prelinger's ode to the open road takes viewers on a ride through 20thcentury America while posing questions about where society is headed. A discussion with the filmmaker follows. Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $9. Info, 603-646-2422. 'tHe HunGRy HeaRt': See THU.10. Barre Opera House, 7 p.m. $6-12; first come, first served. Info, 357-4616. veRMont inteRnational FilM Festival: See FRI.11, noon-10:30 p.m.

food & drink

MaRquette Fest: Wine lovers mingle and sip the Shelburne Vineyards varietal modeled after the French Beaujolais Nouveau. Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington, 5 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 497-1026.

health & fitness

Guided Meditation: See WED.09, 5:30-7 p.m. Kundalini yoGa witH Callie peGues: See WED.09, 9-10:15 a.m. R.i.p.p.e.d.: See WED.09, 6-7 p.m. yoGa witH tea: See WED.09, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

kids

Fall stoRy tiMe: See WED.09, 11:15 a.m. Meet RoCKin' Ron tHe FRiendly piRate: See WED.09, 10-10:45 a.m. pResCHool stoRy HouR: See WED.09, 11:30 a.m. Read to CoCo: See WED.09, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

stoRy tiMe & playGRoup: See WED.09, 10-11:30 a.m. stoRy tiMe FoR 3- to 5-yeaR-olds: See WED.09, 10-10:45 a.m.

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Glbtqqia disCussion GRoup: High school students and adults who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allies chat about relevant issues and topics. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955, kat@brownelllibrary.org.

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Festival du nouveau CinéMa: See WED.09, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

seminars

aaRp dRiveR saFety Class: See THU.10. Winooski Senior Center, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $12-14; preregister. Info, 425-6345. 'noRtHwest niGHtMaRes': FilMMaKeRs woRKsHop: Teams gather for a final feedback session before submitting their projects to Northwest Access TV's film festival. Old Barlow Street School, St. Albans, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 527-6474.

sport

GReen Mountain table tennis Club: See WED.09, 6-9:30 p.m.

talks

aRnie GundeRson: The nuclear-power expert brings 30 years of experience to a discussion of the industry as part of the Environmental Health Sciences Speaker Series. Stearns Performance Space, Johnson State College, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 635-1251. wendy GueRRa: The acclaimed Cuban poet and novelist presents "Cuban Literature Today: Representations of Resistance in Fictional Diary Writings." Haldeman Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 4 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1114.

theater

'aRt': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. 'RuMoRs': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m. "tHe CRuCible" as opeRa: a jouRney witH CoMposeR RobeRt waRd': In conjunction with Lost Nation Theater's production of Arthur Miller's play, Tim Tavcar portrays the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer in an intimate solo performance. Lobby Cabaret, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Info, 229-0492. 'tHe oResteia': Central Vermont High School Initiative students give a multimedia performance of Ted Hughes' translation of the 5th-century poet Aeschylus' tale of familial violence. For ages 13 and up. Pratt Center, Goddard College, Plainfield, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 454-1053.

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'twelve anGRy Men': See WED.09, 7:30 p.m.

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buRlinGton wRiteRs woRKsHop MeetinG: See WED.09, 6:30-8 p.m. Fall ColoRs booK sale: See WED.09, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. HealinG jouRnal & CReative jouRneyinG: See WED.09, 7:30-9 p.m. s.s. tayloR: The author reads and discusses her acclaimed book The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon as part of the Readings in the Gallery series. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. m

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veRMont inteRnational FilM Festival: 'HannaH aRendt': Margarethe von Trotta's biopic explores the life of the original, and at times controversial, German-American philosopher and political theorist. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 6 p.m. $5-10. Info, 862-9616.

stoRy walK: See WED.09, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 'tHe daRK KniGHt' CoMiCs Club: See WED.09, 3:30-5 p.m.

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Call 865-7166 for info or register online at burlingtoncityarts.org. Teacher bios are also available online. ADOBE INDESIGN CS6: No experience necessary. Learn the basics of Adobe InDesign, a creative computer program used for magazine and book layout, for designing text and for

preparing digital and print publications. Students will explore a variety of software techniques and will create projects suited to their own interests. Instructor: Diana Gonsalves. Weekly on Tue., Nov. 5-Dec. 10. Cost: $205/ person; $184.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. CLAY: ITALIAN TILE DECORATION: ˜ e traditional Italian style of tile painting, Majolica, is known for its exquisite and unique designs. Learn with Natasha Bogar, who studied in Florence, Italy. Decorate your own tiles, bowl and plate. No experience needed! Includes over 30 hours per week of open studio time to practice, a 20 pound bag of clay and all glazing and fi ring costs. Instructor: Natasha Bogar. Ages 16 and up. Weekly on Tue., Nov. 12-Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m. No class Nov. 26. Cost: $120/person; $108/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. CLAY: WHEEL THROWING: Spend Friday mornings in our clay studio with an introduction to clay, pottery and ceramics. Learn basic throwing and forming techniques, while creating functional pieces such as mugs, vases and bowls. No experience needed! Includes over 30 hours per week of open studio time to practice, a 20-pound bag of clay and all glazing and fi ring costs. Instructor: Chris Vaughn. Ages 16 and up. Weekly on ˜ u., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $270/ person; $243/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. CRAFTING AN ARTIST STATEMENT: Your artist’s statement is an opportunity to communicate what you investigate, observe or want to express with your art by informing the audience. It’s also often a requirement when applying for grants, artist-in-residencies or gallery exhibits. Learn tips for writing a successful statement from BCA curator DJ Hellerman. Artists from all disciplines are welcome. Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20/person, $18/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., 2nd fl oor, Lorraine B. Good room, Burlington. DIY NIGHT: HEX BOLT BRACELETS: Co-owner of New Duds Tessa Valyou is excited to show you this simple technique for creating modern bracelets at this one-night class. Learn an easy braid technique that

incorporates hex nuts from the hardware store to make your own spine-like design. Plenty of time, materials and inspiration to make multiple bracelets. No experience needed. Ages 16 and up. Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25/ person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. DIY NIGHT: POM CHANDELIER: Join co-owner of New Duds Tessa Valyou at this one-night class where you’ll make Pom Chandeliers that are great for a baby room or as modern decoration. Using quality wool felt, you’ll design your own chandelier in customized sizes and colors. All supplies included, plenty of time and materials to make multiples. No experience needed. Ages 16 and up. Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $25/person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. KIDS: DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Learn to design and create a homemade Halloween costume during school break. Work at our painting studio on Church Street with local fashion designer Amy Wild and create costumes that will blow away those store-bought ones. Space is limited, basic materials are provided; please bring two ideas and any material or old clothes to help create your costume. Ages 6-12. Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $80/person; $72/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. KIDS: DIY HALLOWEEN: Come make a trick-or-treat bag using a variety of fun materials! Bring your Halloween costume and make some one-of-a-kind accessories that will bring the wowfactor. Cut, sew, dye and craft your way to the best Halloween ever! Blank totes and a variety of craft materials will be provided. Instructor: Amy Wild. Ages 6-12. Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $25/ person, $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. KIDS: DARKROOM: Create unique, one-of-a-kind images with light and objects in our black and white photographic darkroom! Ages 9-12. Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $25/person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. KIDS: ITSY BITSY FASHION: Bring your favorite doll (American Girl dolls welcome) and become a miniature fashion designer. Learn some basic hand-stitch sewing techniques and create some fashionable outfi ts and accessories for your doll! Family and friends are invited to a special tea party at 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Joanna Elliot. Ages 6-8. Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. Cost: $25/person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. PAINTING: ABSTRACT: Students will be guided to explore the many exciting possibilities of abstract painting through demonstrations and exciting exercises. Using the paint of

their choice (water-soluble oils, acrylics or watercolor), students will be encouraged to experiment and try adding other mixed media as well. Glass palettes, easels, painting trays and drying racks provided. See materials list online. Instructor: Linda Jones. Ages 16 and up. Weekly on ˜ u., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $190/person; $171/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. PHOTO: ADOBE LIGHTROOM 4: Upload, organize, edit and print your digital photographs in this comprehensive class using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Importing images, using RAW fi les, organization, fi ne-tuning tone and contrast, color and white balance adjustments and archival printing on our Epson 3880 printer will all be covered. No experience necessary. Instructor: Dan Lovell. Weekly on Wed., Nov. 6-Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $250/person; $225/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. PHOTO: B&W DARKROOM: Explore the analog darkroom! Learn how to properly expose black and white fi lm, process fi lm into negatives, and make prints from those negatives. Cost includes a darkroom membership for outside of class printing and processing and all materials. Bring a manual 35mm fi lm camera to the fi rst class. No experience necessary. Instructor: Rebecca Babbitt. Weekly on Mon., Oct. 21-Dec. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $215/ person; $193.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington.

upload and save images and what sizes and formats you should use for emailing and uploading. Focus will be on setting up your artwork to take successful photos for your portfolio, not on camera use. Instructors: Ted Olson & Dan Lovell. Ages 16 and up. Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $25/ person; $22.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. PRINT: WOODCUT: Discover the unique process of woodblock printing. ˜ is class will focus on the fundamental techniques and characteristics of relief woodblock printing, which is the area of the printing board that is left in “relief” after the board has been cut. Includes over 25 hours per week of open studio time, chemicals, class ink and equipment. Instructor: Gregg Blasdel. Ages 16 and up. Weekly on Mon., Nov. 4-Dec. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 25. Cost: $200/ person; $180/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. SELLING YOUR WORK WITH ETSY: Are you ready to open a store on Etsy, the largest handmade online market in the world? Etsy seller Laure Hale, owner of Found Beauty Studio, will walk you through opening a shop, setting up policies, listing items, and fi lling sold orders, as well as looking at the various marketing tricks you can work from day one. Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20/person, $18/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. SILKSCREENING: Learn a variety of techniques for transferring and printing images using handdrawn, photographic or borrowed imagery. Apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit and mix and print images using water-based inks. Includes over 25 hours per week of open studio time, use of studio chemicals, class ink and equipment. No experience necessary! Materials list online. Instructor: Torrey Valyou. Ages 16 and up. Weekly on Tue., Nov. 5-Dec. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 26. Cost: $200/person; $180/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington.

PHOTO: PORTRAIT: Prerequisite: Intro SLR Camera or equivalent experience. Improve your portrait-taking skills in this hands-on class. Camera techniques, composition, the use of studio and natural light, working with a model and more will be covered. Bring your camera and memory card to the fi rst class. Instructor: Dan Lovell. Weekly on ˜ u., Nov. 14-Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. No class Nov. 28. Cost: $175/ person; $157.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington.

SILKSCREENING II: Advance your silkscreening to the next level! Start developing halftones, distressed designs, advanced registration techniques and more. Includes over 25 hours per week of open studio time, use of chemicals, class ink and equipment. Students must know how to coat, expose and print a silkscreen and have printed two-color designs. Materials list online. Instructor: Torrey Valyou. Ages 16 and up. Weekly on ˜ u., Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. No class Nov. 28. Cost: $200/ person; $180/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington.

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK: Learn techniques for lighting for the purpose of photographing your artwork, color reproduction and 2D versus 3D artwork. Learn to properly

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO PROMOTE YOUR ARTWORK: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more! Social media is an easy, and often free, way to promote yourself as an artist.

Join Eric Ford, BCA’s Marketing Director, for an introduction to the social media world. Gain tips and techniques for creating a large fan base and learn about what options are out there and how to get started. Learn what has worked for other artists and what resources will work best for your business needs. Ages 16 and up. Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $20/person; $18/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. SOUND RECORDING AND COMPOSITION: Guided “soundwalks” with a portable digital recorder will provide material to compose soundscapes, experimental music or soundsculptures. ˜ is four-week class will take you through a practical step-by-step practice. From arrangement, editing and looping to using plug-ins, automation and mastering, gain a productive, creative and practical understanding of sound art. Portable digital recording devices provided. Instructor: Renee Lauzon. Weekly on Mon., Oct. 21-Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $145/ person; $130.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington.

cooking FEASTING FROM THE GARDEN YEAR ROUND: Join horticulturist and market gardener Barbara Damrosch for a special presentation on growing and cooking your own vegetables and fruits. Hear her simple and effi cient ideas to help today’s busy gardeners and cooks. Q&A and book-signing to follow. Preregistration strongly suggested; seminars do sell out. Oct. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $15/ person. Location: Gardener’s Supply, Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Ave., Burlington. Info: 660-3505 x4, gardenerssupplystore.com. WINE MAKING IN VERMONT W/ SCOTT PROM: Explore the transformation from vine to wine. After a short history of wine grapes, we will outline some of the major aspects of vineyard management, or viticulture. ˜ en follow the grapes into the winery for detailed insight into wine-making, or enology. Everything will be explained in an easy-to-understand, pragmatic fashion; no horticultural or biochemistry experience necessary! Preregistration strongly suggested, seminars do sell out. Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $15/ person. Location: Gardener’s Supply, Burlington Garden Center, 128 Intervale Ave., Burlington. Info: 660-3505 x4, gardenerssupplystore.com.

dance B-TRU DANCE W/ DANIELLE VARDAKAS DUSZKO: B-Tru is focused on hip-hop, funkstyles (poppin, locking, waaking), breakin’, dance hall, belly dance and lyrical dance. Danielle Vardakas Duszko has trained with originators in these styles, performed and battled throughout the


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world. classes and camps age 4-adult. she is holding a Hip-Hop Yoga Dance 200-hour teacher training this fall/winter. $50/ mo. Ask about family discounts. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Sport Shoe Center, S. Burlington. Info: 497-0136, honestyogastudio@gmail.com, honestyogacenter.com. Dance StuDio SalSalina: salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $13/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout! Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, info@salsalina.com.

teacher & author. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/ person. Location: 55 Clover La., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.

drumming taiko, Djembe & congaS!: Taiko drumming in Burlington! Tuesday Taiko adult classes begin Oct. 22, Dec. 3 & Jan. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $72/6 weeks. Kids classes begin on the same dates, 4:30-5:20 p.m. $60/6 weeks. djembe classes start Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, & Jan. 17, 6 p.m., $60/4 weeks, $18/class. Montpelier Djembe classes start Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Jan. 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m., $54/3 weeks! Location: Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., suite 3-G, Burlington, & Lane Shops Community Room, 13 N. Franklin St., Montpelier. Info: Stuart Paton, 999-4255, spaton55@gmail.com, burlingtontaiko.org.

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FounD object SculPture: With a little direction, patience and inspiration, you can create high-class art out of surprising materials. Hone your objectfinding skills around stowe and skillfully reimagine and revive objects in the studio. Themes discussed will include balance, structure, tensile strength, texture and surface. Instructor: Glen Hutcheson. Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $95/person. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com.

herbs herbal DetoX w/ erin kVam: Join erin Kvam, Purple shutter Herbs’ medicine maker and student from VcIH, in an introductory class to gentle detoxification to treat fatigue, skin ailments and general toxicity. learn profiles of specific herbs that assist liver function and clean the blood. leave with your own herbal tea blend. Wed., Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10/2-hr. hands-on workshop. Location: Purple Shutter Herbs, 7 West Canal St., Winooski. Info: Purple Shutter Herbs, Laura Brown, 865-4372, psherbs@hotmail. com, purpleshutterherbs.com. wiSDom oF the herbS School: Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m., at Tulsi Tea Room, 34 elm st., Montpelier. Now accepting applications for Wisdom of the Herbs 2014 eight Month certification Program, local wild plants for food and medicine, sustainable living skills, and profound connection with Nature, apr. 26-27, May 24-25, Jun. 28-29, Jul. 2627, aug. 23-24, sep. 27-28, Oct. 25-26 & Nov. 8-9, 2014, tuition $1750, payment plan $187.50/ mo. Vsac nondegree grants available, apply early. earth skills for changing times. experiential programs embracing local wild edible and medicinal plants, food HeRBs

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introDuction to Dreamwork: learn how to work with your dreams, connect to your inner life and empower yourself in a safe, supportive setting. led by Dr. sue Mehrtens,

acrylic Painting For all: expand upon your abilities wherever you are in your painting journey. Focus on developing your artistic style as you break through barriers that have been keeping you from reaching your artistic goals. Instructor: Karen abbruscato. Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $60/person. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com.

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ruStic Furniture making: students will learn and develop basic woodworking skills using handsaws, electric drills and sanders. The course will cover sustainable harvesting of logs, drying, moisture content, project design, stock selection, layout, joinery, seat-weaving and finish. No prior woodworking experience required. location: Turner Mill in stowe. Instructor: Greg speer. Weekly on Wed., Oct. 23-Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $150/person (plus material fee of $50-75, depending on project. Paid after 1st class). Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com.

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learn to Dance w/ a Partner!: come alone, or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. as with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50/4wk. class. Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757, kevin@firststepdance.com, firststepdance.com.

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watercolor DeSign anD technique: Using a variety of experimental techniques, participants will learn how to design successful compositions in watercolor. On different types of papers explore texture, line, shape, color and form while deepening understanding of abstract relationships and content in your work. all skill levels welcome. Instructor: lisa Forster Beach. Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $115/person. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com.

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DSantoS Vt SalSa: experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world famous dancer Manuel Dos santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to start than now! Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:159:15 p.m. Cost: $10/1-hr. class. Location: Movement Studio, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: Tyler Crandall, 598-9204, crandalltyler@hotmail.com, dsantosvt. com.

jung on aging: analytical psychology, Jung’s version of depth soul work, is unique among psychotherapeutic schools in its positive attitude toward old age and the aging process. all the course materials are provided to participants before the course begins, to allow time to do the reading. This course provides 16 hours of instruction suitable for ceUs. led by sue Mehrtens, teacher and author. Oct. 12 & 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $75/person. Incl. snacks & lunch both days. Location: 55 Clover La., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.

acrylicS! teen workShoP: Make your paintings pop! learn how to express yourself through use of bold color or dazzling detail. Find your personal painting style in this workshop for all levels. Discover helpful painting tricks, refine your skills, or just have fun trying new techniques. Instructor: Karen abbruscato. Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $45/person. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, helenday.com.

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SHyAM DHyAAN ONENESS MEDITATION: Marie-l ou Millerick, lives in India in the presence of an enlightened Master and delights in sharing this current of energy and knowledge with you. Guiding you through your own journey, you will reconnect with the s ource of your inner Being where true Happiness, Peace and c ontentment are always present. Introduction: Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. $30. Immersion: Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m. $75. Both sessions: $95. Location: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Business Park, Shelburne. Info: 985-0090, yogarootsvt.com.

as first medicine, sustainable living skills and the inner journey. annie Mcc leary, director, and George l isi, naturalist. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, annie@wisdomoftheherbsschool. com, wisdomoftheherbsschool. com.

language LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: c onnect with a new world. We provide high-quality affordable instruction in the s panish language for adults, students and children. Travelers’ lesson package. Our seventh year. Personal instruction from a native speaker. s mall classes, private lessons and online instruction. s ee our website for complete information or contact us for details. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: Spanish in Waterbury Center, 585-1025, spanishparavos@gmail.com, spanishwaterburycenter.com.

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martial arts AIkIDO: This circular, flowing Japanese martial art is a great method to get in shape and reduce stress. We also offer classes for children ages 5-12. c lasses are taught by Benjamin Pincus s ensei, Vermont’s senior and only fully certified aikido teacher. Visitors are always welcome. We offer adult classes 7 days a wk. Location: Aikido of Champlain Valley, 257 Pine St. (across from Conant Metal & Light), Burlington. Info: 9518900, burlingtonaikido.org. AIkIDO CLASSES: aikido trains body and spirit, promoting flexibility and strong center within flowing movement, martial sensibility with compassionate presence, respect for others, and confidence in oneself. Location: Vermont Aikido, 274 N. Winooski Ave. (2nd floor), Burlington. Info: Vermont Aikido, 862-9785, vermontaikido.org. VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: c lasses for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardio-respiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and selfconfidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and

relationships positive environment. accept no imitations. l earn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, c BJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under c arlson Gracie s r., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! a 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight c hampion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro s tate c hampion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072, julio@bjjusa.com, vermontbjj.com.

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington s hambhala c enter offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Meditation instruction avail. Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.noon, or by appt. Meditation sessions on Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m. and Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. The Shambhala Cafe meets 1st Sat. of ea. mo. for meditation & discussions, 9 a.m.-noon. An open House occurs 3rd Fri. of ea. mo., 7-9 p.m., which incl. an intro to the center, a short dharma talk & socializing. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795, burlingtonshambhalactr.org.

TANgO-INSPIRED COUPLES THERAPy: express yourself and experience your relationship through movement and play. This exciting series for four to six couples uses argentine tango to explore communicating without words. c ouples of all ages/configurations welcome. Wear clean indoor shoes or socks. No dance experience required. Instructors: Kevin Gallagher, Ms , lc MHc , Ncc ; elizabeth s eyler, PhD. 4 Wed. starting Oct. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $360/couple; preregistration required w/ $50 dep. by Oct 20. Location: Perkins Room, College Street Congregational Church, 265 College St., Burlington. Info: Tango Wise LLC, Elizabeth M. Seyler, 658-5225, elizabethmseyler@gmail.com, tangowise.com/workshops.

shamanism THE MEDICINE WHEEL: Making medicine wheels is an ancient practice indigenous to North america. The Wheel connects us to the directions (and their attendant animal spirits), spirits, seasons, day and night, and plant and animal life. This workshop explores using the medicine wheel to help keep persons, families, tribes, and cultures in balance. Sat., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $35/4-hr. class. Location: JourneyWorks, 11 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: JourneyWorks, Michael Watson, 860-6203, mwatsonlcmhc@ hotmail.com, journeyworksvt. wordpress.com.

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SHELBURNE TAI CHI: BEgINNERS: l ong River Tai c hi c ircle is the school of Wolfe l owenthal, student of Professor c heng Man-ching and author of three classic works on Taichi c huan. Patrick c avanaugh, a longtime student of Wolfe l owenthal and a senior instructor at l ong River, will be teaching the classes in s helburne. Class begins Wed., Oct. 9, 9-10 a.m. Cost: $65/mo. (registration open through Nov. 6). Location: Shelburne Town Hall (in front of the library), 5376 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, Patrick Cavanaugh, 490-6405, patrick@longrivertaichi.org, longrivertaichi.org.

yOUR PATH TO PUBLICATION: Book publishing is changing rapidly. In this class, we’ll survey the current publishing landscape, explore and explain your options, and help you design the best strategy for getting your work published. c ome ready to seek personalized advice. Saturday, October 19th, 2-5pm. Cost: $40/3 hour class. Location: Renegade Writers’ Collective, 47 Maple St., Suite 220, Burlington. Info: Renegade Writers’ Collective, Jessica Nelson, 267-467-2812, renegadewritersvt@gmail.com, renegadewritersvt.com.

SNAkE-STyLE TAI CHI CHUAN: The Yang s nake s tyle is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902, ipfamilytaichi.org.

BURLINgTON HOT yOgA, TRy SOMETHINg DIff ERENT!: Offering creative, vinyasa-style yoga featuring practice in the Barkan Method Hot Yoga in a 95-degree studio accompanied by eclectic music. Go to our website for the new fall schedule. Get hot: 2-for-1 offer. $15. 1-hr. classes on Mon. & Thu. at 5:30 p.m.; Wed. & Fri.: 5 p.m.; Thu.: noon; Sat.: 8:30 & 10 a.m.. Location: North End Studio B, 294 N Winooski Ave., Old North End, Burlington. Info: 999-9963, hotyogaburlingtonvt.com.

yAN g-STyLE TAI CHI: The slow movements of tai chi help reduce blood pressure and increase balance and concentration. c ome breathe with us and experience the joy of movement while increasing your ability to be inwardly still. New 8-wk. beginner’s class starting Sep. 25, 5:30 p.m. $125. Wed., 5:30 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m. $16/class, $60/mo., $160/3 mo. Location: Mindful Breath Tai Chi (formerly Vermont Tai Chi Academy and Healing Center), 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 735-5465, mindfulbreath@gmavt.net.

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EVOLUTION yOgA: evolution Yoga offers a variety of classes in a supportive atmosphere: beginner, advanced, kids, babies, post- and prenatal, community classes, and workshops. Vinyasa, Kripalu, c ore, Breast c ancer s urvivor and alignment classes. c ertified teachers, massage and PT, too. Join our yoga community and get to know the family you choose. $14/class, $130/class card, $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642, evolutionvt.com. HONEST yOgA, THE ONLy DEDICATED HOT yOgA fLOW CENTER: Honest Yoga offers practice for all levels. Brand new beginners’ courses include 2 specialty classes per week for 4 weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily classes in essentials, Flow & c ore Flow with alignment constancy. We hold teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels. Daily classes & workshops. $25/new student 1st week unlimited, $15/class or $130/10-class card, $12/class for student or senior or $100/10-class punch card. Location: Honest Yoga Center,

150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Sport Shoe Center, S. Burlington. Info: 497-0136, honestyogastudio@gmail.com, honestyogacenter.com. LAUgHINg RIVER yOgA: Highly trained and dedicated teachers offer yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher training in a beautiful setting overlooking the Winooski River. c lass types include Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Vajra, Yin, Restorative and Gentle. classes 7 days a wk. $14/single yoga class; $120/10-class card; $130/monthly unlimited; slidingfee classes also avail. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: 3438119, laughingriveryoga.com. PRATyAAgATI JOURNEy HOME: With Bree Greenberg and Benjamin and Gillian Boudreau with special guest Rebecca Weisman. This group combines the mirror of yoga with experiential exercises, mindfulness techniques and relational elements. Participants are invited to encounter and experience themselves more fully in body, mind and spirit, individually and in relationship to others. Weekly on Tue., Oct. 15-Feb. 18. Cost: $995/series. There are 3 payment options avail. Please call for more info. Location: Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy, 75 San Remo Dr., suite 204, S. Burlington. Info: Bree, 658-9440 x100, vtcit.com. yOgA ROOTS: Flexible, inflexible, an athlete, expecting a baby, stressed, recovering from an injury or illness? Yoga Roots has something for you! Our aim is to welcome, nurture and inspire. a peaceful studio offering: Prenatal, Vinyasa Flow, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Therapeutic Restorative, Gentle, Kundalini, anusara, Tai c hi, Qigong & Meditation! Live Music Restorative Yoga and Kirtan w/ Yogi P and the Funky Shanti, Oct. 11; Shyam Dhyaan Meditation Workshop w/ Marie-Lou Millerick, Oct. 18-19; Stress & Your Health, Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m. Location: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Business Park, Shelburne. Info: 985-0090, yogarootsvt.com.


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BFA Performing Arts Center, St. Albans, Saturday, October 19 at 4pm

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Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Sunday, October 27 at 2pm

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over the next 10 years, it got into the Grammys. Then it was a televised Grammy. And after a while, nobody questioned it. It was just a style of music that was part of pop. I think a similar thing is happening with electronic music right now where in a YOU couple of years electronic music will be TEXT on the televised Grammys. And it will just be another genre: country music, hip-hop HER music, electronic music. And that’s good for everybody. SD: How far away do you think we are from that? CV: Not so far. I think everyone is already talking about it. I mean, it’s the hottest music right now. So it probably won’t be very long. All it’s going to take is for a few thousand 12-year-old girls to get behind it.

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an Francisco-based electronic dance music DJ and producer Claude VonStroke — aka Barclay Crenshaw — has long existed on the fringes of house music. He built his sterling reputation in electronic dance music circles on his willingness to experiment and push the limits of the genre. On his latest record, Urban Animal, he takes that progressive approach a step further, delivering a record that, though still rooted in house music, is laced with subtle traces of sound from across the landscape of EDM and beyond, including intriguing detours into soul and funk. It is a decidedly more introspective and contemplative work than the Detroit native’s earlier records. But it also boasts enough innovative beats and breaks to keep dance fl oors hot and sweaty. VonStroke headlines the long-running EDM series Sunday Night Mass at Club Metronome this Sunday, October 13. In advance of that appearance, Seven Days spoke with VonStroke by phone from San Francisco and asked him about his new record and his cheeky alias, as well as the increasing popularity of — and inevitable backlash against — electronic dance music. SEVEN DAYS: You went in a different direction on Urban Animal, moving

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away from house music, to a degree. ally simple, and I suppose it is. But I just How did you change your approach wanted to explore. and do you feel you accomplished what you’d hoped to? SD: Where did the Claude VonStroke CLAUDE VONSTROKE: Honestly, I just alias come from? started making music, and that’s what CV: It was a joke. I was out partying one came out of me. I don’t think I was trying night with a girlfriend and just coming up to specifi cally accomplish anything. But I with silly DJ names, and I came up with was trying to get away from house music a that one. Then someone had a birthday little bit. And I think I did that. party I was playing the next weekend, and she printed up fl yers with the name on it. SD: Why did you feel the need to get And I just kept it because everyone seemed away from house music? to think it was really funny. CV: I just wanted to not be limited to a specific style. I wanted to expand a little bit. SD: I’d agree with that. Switching gears, EDM has exploded in popularity in reSD: Is feeling confi ned by individual cent years and it doesn’t seem to be styles a pressure you’ve dealt with beslowing down. What are your thoughts fore? on the genre’s popularity and its inCV: Not really. I’ve been doing this a long creasing inroads into the mainstream? time. And I had never felt the need to do CV: I think it’s great. I like to tell the story anything really diff erent from what I’ve that when I was a kid, hip-hop was just always done. But then I did. It sounds re- coming out. But no one really cared. Then,

SD: With popularity comes backlash, and EDM is no exception there. What are your thoughts on the negative perceptions of the genre? CV: Yeah, it’s like anything. But that just means it’s huge. I mean, there’s a backlash against Lady Gaga, but only because she’s successful. If she wasn’t, no one would care. So the backlash is good, too. SD: Last question: You donate 10 percent of [your label] Dirtybird’s profi ts to a school in Detroit for music education. Is that because you had a strong music experience in school as a kid, or because you didn’t? CV: I’d never really thought of it that way, but I guess it’s because I didn’t. I do it because it feels like the right thing to do. I had a bit of a classical music education as a kid, but I couldn’t fi nd out anything I really wanted to know. I wanted to know how to DJ, how to sequence a sampler, how to make hip-hop beats. It was super frustrating. The school we work with has everything — you can learn how to DJ, be a video editor, fashion design, all that stuff. 

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In other news, I’m delighted to report that hardcore punks lord silKy have risen from the dead. The band will play their first show in about two years on Tuesday, October 15, at the Monkey House with Vultures of cult. All of which likely begs the question from most readers: Who the fuck are Lord Silky? Glad you asked! Put simply, Lord Silky were my favorite local band for a brief few months in the late summer and fall of 2011. Led by vocalist JosH cAuse, they were loud, obnoxious and thoroughly hysterical in concert. Their debut record, a gnarly little EP titled Dios Sedoso, didn’t quite capture the slobbering energy of their live act. But as I wrote in a review of the EP at the time, it didn’t need to achieve that monumental task to impress. Simply reminding us that hardcore music doesn’t always need to be insufferably serious was enough — especially with cheekily aggro songs like “Alcohol Injection” and the ultimate FU anthem, “Townie Town.” The band returns three-quarters of its original lineup, including Cause, bassist JAKe clemons and guitarist eric czAdo. Rounding out the band is a new drummer, who should be familiar to fans of the local rock scene: Kelly rAVin of WAylon speed. Can Ravin, who normally handles lead vocal and guitar duties for WS, keep up with the breakneck punk pace in Lord Silky? I have no idea, though if he’s been paying attention to his bandmate — and occasional 7D freelance reviewer — Justin croWtHer, who is one of the area’s finest heavy-music drummers, I suspect he’ll be all right. BTW, Ravin has a new solo record out called Leathered, Weathered, Worn and Wiser. We’ll have a review in the coming weeks. (No, really! I mean it!) But in the meantime: Whoa.

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We begin this week with a big ol’ apology to the Aerolites. Here goes: I’m sorry, Aerolites! Ahem. You see, we were supposed to have a review of the band’s new album, 34 Mansfield, in this very issue. But due to some behind-the-scenes follies, the unsavory details of which I won’t bore you here, we don’t. What can I say? Shit happens. Or doesn’t, I guess. Anyway, we’ll have that review in an upcoming issue. But that doesn’t do anyone much good in the present, since the band’s album release show is this Saturday, October 12, at Nectar’s. So allow me to take a minute and offer this deeply insightful critical remark: The Aerolites’ new record is pretty freakin’ good. If you’ll recall, the band’s 2012 debut was a much-ballyhooed effort recorded by a bunch of famous-ish people in a Hollywood studio — oteil BurBridge, Kenny Aronoff, etc. While the star power associated with the album was interesting, the record itself felt a little muddled, as if there were simply too many celebrity chefs in the kitchen when what was really needed was some down-home cookin’. That’s exactly what 34 Mansfield turned out to be.

The album was recorded in front man Jeremy HArple’s old house in Cambridge, during a week in between when he moved out and when the house was sold. So he and his band, which includes keyboardist Victor VeVe, guitarist micAH sAnguedolce, bassist iAn WAde and drummer dAnnis HAcKney, took advantage of the empty house — in a recent email, Harple writes that they recorded keyboards in an empty shower stall — to make the record with Vibesville Studios’ Jeff cooper. Without spoiling too much, the record retains a similar mix of Americana and Southern rock from the Aerolites’ debut record, with a touch of feel-good jamminess, just for kicks. But there’s a noticeably looser feel to the album that seems to line up more closely with what the band had in mind the first time around. It’s also a boon to Veve and Harple’s songwriting. The latter in particular has always been a sneakily witty writer. Buoyed by a lighter, more relaxed tack, that facet of his style is much more apparent here

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singers and songwriters, including some guys named PETE SEEGER and WOODY GUTHRIE. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? In 1941, the Almanac Singers toured the country, playing picket lines and labor halls and generally rousing rabble. According to legend, that tour inspired some of the great labor songs of all time, including, among others, “Union Maid” and “Which Side Are You On?” It also inspired generations of socially progressive songwriters, including Palieri and Mann, who, with the help of Seeger and the Woody Guthrie Archives, were able to recreate a good chunk of that legendary route across these United States. Palieri will give a more formal presentation on his travels next month — including a slide show! But I wouldn’t be surprised if he shares a few tales at the Bean on Friday. 

Last but not least, congrats to local folkie RIK PALIERI, who celebrates the release of his latest CD, The Almanac Trail, with a show at Radio Bean this Friday, October 11. The project is a collaboration with folk singer GEORGE MANN in which the duo retraced the steps of a group called the ALMANAC SINGERS. For the unfamiliar, that group was a collection of labor activists who also happened to be pretty decent

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RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10:30 p.m., Free.

BACKSTAGE PUB: Keeghan Nolan (country), 9:30 p.m., Free.

SKINNY PANCAKE: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (bluegrass), 8 p.m., $8/10.

CLUB METRONOME: No Diggity: Return to the ’90s (’90s dance party), 9 p.m., $5.

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FRANNY O'S: Mind Trap (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

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HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Flatbush Zombies, Bodega Bamz (hip-hop), 8:30 p.m., $12/14. AA. JP'S PUB: Karaoke with Megan, 10 p.m., Free. JUNIPER AT HOTEL VERMONT: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 9 p.m., Free. LIFT: Ladies Night, 9 p.m., Free/$3. MONKEY HOUSE: Peep Show One Year Anniversary (burlesque), 10 p.m., $10. 18+.

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NECTAR'S: Happy Ending Fridays with Jay Burwick (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., Free. The Elite Series with S.I.N. Sizzle, DJ Dakota (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5.

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RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Mixx (EDM), 9 p.m., $5.

ARTSRIOT: Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band CD Release, Barika (West African groove, soul), 8 p.m., $10. AA.

HALFLOUNGE: Eastern Mountain Time (acoustic), 8 p.m., Free. 2K Deep Presents: Good Times (EDM), 10 p.m., Free.

104.7 & 93.3 BURLINGTON

RED SQUARE: Andy Lugo (singer-songwriter), 5 p.m., Free. Ross Livermore Band (rock), 8 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 11 p.m., $5.

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RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB: Supersounds DJ (Top 40), 10 p.m., Free.

GREEN MOUNTAIN TAVERN: DJ Jonny P (Top 40), 9 p.m., $2. HOSTEL TEVERE: Hughtoberfest: Spit Jack, Hardcore Sallies, Sate of the Union, the Tsunamibots (punk), 9 p.m., Free. SWEET MELISSA'S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., Free. A Fly Allusion (funk), 9 p.m., NA. TUPELO MUSIC HALL: Les Moran and Anthony Thistlewaite (acoustic), 8 p.m., $25. WHAMMY BAR: Tim Brick (country), 7:15 p.m., Free.

champlain valley

51 MAIN: Davd Bain (blues), 5 p.m., Free. CITY LIMITS: Funkwagon (funk), 9 p.m., Free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: Steph Pappas Experience (rock), 8 p.m., Donations.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Leno, Cheney & Young (acoustic rock), 5 p.m., Free. PleasureDome (rock), 9 p.m., Free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Arts Walk Happy Hour: Charlie Hilbert (blues), 5 p.m., Free. Soulstice (reggae), 10 p.m., $3.

PENALTY BOX: Salsa Night with Hector Cobeo, 9 p.m., $3/5. 18+.

northern

RADIO BEAN: Kid's Music with Linda "Tickle Belly" Bassick, 11 a.m., Free. A Benefit with Sister Lucy Kurien, 7 p.m., Free. Rik Palieri CD Release (folk), 10 p.m., Free. Mammel Dap (future soul), 11 p.m., Free. Al Moore Blues Band, 12:30 a.m., Free.

BEE'S KNEES: The Hubcats (blues), 7:30 p.m., Donations. MATTERHORN: Richard James & the Name Changers (rock), 9 p.m., $5.

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If you are even peripherally in tune with the local music scene, the story of Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band should be familiar by now. But for those in need of a refresher, here’s the CliffsNotes version. A couple years back, Wright — formerly one-half of the excellent folk duo the Loveful Heights — started palling around with some local jazz and funk players, hammering out renditions of classic soul and R&B tunes every Thursday at Burlington’s Radio Bean. In time, those wildly popular informal “soul sessions” solidified into a serious band, which took its act on the road. As the group’s reputation for dynamic live shows grew, it began inserting original material alongside crowd-pleasing covers from the likes of Aretha Franklin and Jackie Wilson. Now regarded

GOT MUSIC NEWS? DAN@SEVENDAYSVT.COM as rising stars both in Vermont and beyond, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band have released their debut EP, a six-song teaser of original soul music appropriately titled Introducing… As anyone who has seen the band live can attest, KW&ISB would seem well suited for the “retro-soul” tag affixed to the vintage stylings of artists such as Sharon Jones, early Mayer Hawthorne and the late Amy Winehouse. Indeed, the album’s opening cut, “All About You,” not only SCAN HERE affirms but embraces TO LISTEN TO that notion with TRACKS smoky horns and a backbone-slipping groove lifted straight from the Daptone Records playbook. It is currently the band’s signature song and would-be hit single. And why not? It introduces Kat Wright as both a powerhouse capable of full-throated howling and a sensuous chanteuse who can purr like a kitten. The equally excellent “Afterall YOUR YOUR (Glad We Made It)” continues that TEXT TEXT throwback vibe. But to dismiss HERE Wright HERE and Co. as just another hip rehash of Berry Gordy and Motown circa 1964 is shortsighted. Like the best of the modern retro-soul acolytes — Jones, Raphael Saadiq, Ryan Shaw, etc. — Wright and her band individualize each of their well-traveled reference points, using stylistic touchstones as templates for experimentation rather than as rigid structures.

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Both musicians have broad and differing musical backgrounds. DeMarco’s mother came from County Limerick in Ireland, played the fiddle and sang to him in Gaelic. Clark’s parents were both professional classical musicians, and she lived in Sweden as a child. It comes as no surprise, then, that the musical bill of fare includes Irish fiddle tunes, Child ballads, Swedish harvest songs and accordion waltzes — the last of which includes one of Clark’s lovely originals.   While the musicians’ diverse upbringings make Whistle and Sing a varied and often wonderful listen, the album is not without some flaws.

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Central Vermont musicians Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco have been playing together for more than a decade, first as members of the Irish band Wind That Shakes the Barley, and for the past few years as duo Blackbird. The 13-tune sets and songs that are contained in their third release, Whistle and Sing, leave a lasting impression of many miles spent together on winding roads, and not just the 100-mile round trip from Florence to Sharon — she’s from Sharon, Vt., and he’s from “County Rutland.” Given the ease with which they play together — on a wide assortment of instruments, no less — it sounds as if they’ve covered those 100 miles many times to create and refine their music. Indeed, Clark and DeMarco sound right at home together.  

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Take “Hustle,” for example. The song owes more to the psychedelic soul sounds of Sly and the Family Stone than to Smokey Robinson. And it features a guest appearance from local rapper Konflik, whose mellow flow and socially charged lyrics give the song an added depth and gravitas — and evoke Ghostface Killah’s appearance on an alternate version of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good.” “Ain’t No Tellin’” is a coolly funky FRI 10/11 • 9PM cut that nods at the later work of legendary soul songwriters Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield — think the Temptations’ 1972 hit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone.” But there’s playfulness amid its stormy groove that is light and $8 ONLINE/$10 AT THE DOOR slippery. Album closer “You’ll Be the Sky” is a Winner of the crushingly tender ballad that is perhaps International Bluegrass the EP’s most straightforward song. On Music Association earlier cuts the Indomitable Soul Band 2013 Banjo Player are often as much the focus as Wright of the year! — and deservedly so — but here they lay (Mike Munford) back and give the singer room to stretch YOUR out. The result — not just of the song TEXT but the album HERE — may signal the birth of skinnypancake.com a certified local diva, one who not only 60 Lake St, Burlington 540-0188 takes cues from the past but is clearly 89 Main St, Montpelier 262-2253 attuned to the present. Burlington International Airport 497-0675 Introducing… by Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band is available at katwrightsoulband.com. The band 8v-skinnypancake100913.indd 1 10/8/13 plays a CD release party at ArtsRiot in Burlington this Friday, October 11.

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Moog's Place : Dead s essions Lite (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., NA. Parker Pie co.: Lake r egion r ocks! (rock), 7:30 p.m., $10. r iMrocks Mountain t avern : f riday Night f requencies with DJ r ekkon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., f ree.

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Mono Pole : s hameless s trangers (rock), 10 p.m., f ree. t hera Py: pulse with DJ Nyce (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5.

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Backstage Pu B: Justice (rock), 9:30 p.m., f ree. Bayview eats : Dewey Drive Band (rock), 5:30 p.m., f ree.

champlain valley 51 Main : BandAnna (rock), 8 p.m., f ree.

Monkey h ouse : Yip Deceiver (indie), 9 p.m., $5. nectar's : The Aerolites, Jatoba (rock), 9 p.m., $5. on t aP Bar & grill : Nerbak Brothers (blues), 5 p.m., f ree. The Hitmen (rock), 9 p.m., f ree. r adio Bean : Eric George (old thyme blues), 7 p.m., f ree. Jesse Denaro (folk rock), 8 p.m., f ree. The Azarians (old thyme), 9:30 p.m. s leep s tudy (rock), 11:30 p.m., f ree. r ed square : Bmr Jazz Trio, 5 p.m., f ree. The Equalites (reggae), 8 p.m., $5. mashtodon (mashup), 11 p.m., $5. r ed square Blue r oo M: DJ r aul (salsa), 7 p.m., f ree. DJ s tavros (EDm), 11 p.m., $5. r uBen Ja Mes: c raig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., f ree. r í r á irish Pu B: Boombasnap (rock), 11 p.m., f ree. signal kitchen : Black milk, Lynguistic c ivilians, Dakota (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $10/12. 18+.

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Bagitos : irish s essions, 2 p.m.,

on indie rock that offered fleeting glimpses of the expansive sound they would soon forge. The band’s recently released self-titled follow-up makes good on that initial promise, delivering a haunting swirl of ethereal, prog-informed sounds — and, just for good measure, plenty of Brian Wilson-y harmonies. This Friday, Monday, October 14, Caveman play the cavernous basement club Signal Kitchen in Burlington, with

nectar's : What a Joke! c omedy Open mic (standup), 7 p.m., f ree. Whiskey Wednesdays with Donna Thunders & the s torm, Elijah Ocean (country), 9:30 p.m., f ree/$5. 18+. on t aP Bar & grill : c had Hollister (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., f ree. r adio Bean : Lotango (jazz), 7 p.m., f ree. irish s essions, 8 p.m., f ree. Birdman's Birthday s how (reggae), 11:30 p.m., f ree.

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Piecasso : The Whiskey Dicks (rock), 10 p.m., f ree.

Mono Pole : High peaks (rock), 10 p.m., f ree.

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Backstage Pu B: Karaoke, 8 p.m., f ree. clu B Metrono Me: s unday Night mass: c laude Vons troke, J. phlip (EDm), 9 p.m., $15/18. 18+. Franny o's: Vermont's Got Talent Open mic, 8 p.m., f ree. h al Flounge : B-s ides (deep house), 7 p.m., f ree. B-s ides (deep house), 7 p.m., f ree. TBA, 10 p.m., f ree. h igher ground showcase l ounge : michal menert, Odesza, mikey Thunder, Woolf (EDm), 9 p.m., $12/15. AA. Monkey h ouse : c olby Dix (singer-songwriter), 4 p.m., f ree. s park Arts Open improv Jam, 7 p.m., $3. nectar's : mi Yard r eggae Night with Big Dog & Demus, 9 p.m., f ree. on t aP Bar & grill : Bob Young (acoustic), 11 a.m., f ree. Penalty Box : Trivia with a Twist, 4 p.m., f ree. r adio Bean : Bohemian Blues Quartet (gypsy jazz), 11 a.m., f ree. s aloon s essions with Brett Hughes (country), 1 p.m., f ree. Ohm Brood (rock), 7 p.m., f ree. c olby Dix (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., f ree. Eddy marshall (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., f ree. c anopy (rock), 10:30 p.m., f ree. r ed square : DJ r obbie J (hip-hop), 10 p.m., f ree.

h igher ground showcase l ounge : Big D and the Kid's Table, Among c riminals, the c op Outs (ska), 7:30 p.m., $13/15. AA.

Manhattan Pizza & Pu B: Open mic with Andy Lugo, 9:30 p.m., f ree.

Bee's knees : Karen Krajacic (folk), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

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h igher ground Ballroo M: u mphrey's mcGee, the London s ouls (jam), 7:30 p.m., $27/30. AA.

l eunig's Bistro & caFé: Dan Liptak (jazz), 7 p.m., f ree.

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Parker Pie co.: The Labor Days (rock), 8 p.m., $5.

Brett Hughes (country), 8 p.m., f ree.

JP's Pu B: pub Quiz with Dave (trivia), 7 p.m., f ree. Karaoke with melody, 10 p.m., f ree.

t wo Brothers t avern : Jam man Entertainment (house), 10 p.m., f ree.

Moog's Place : Dead s essions Lite (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., NA.

Juni Per at h otel ver Mont : Bonjour-Hi (EDm), 9 p.m., f ree.

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city l iMits : Dance party with DJ Earl (Top 40), 9 p.m., f ree.

clu B Metrono Me: r etronome (’80s dance party), 10 p.m., $5.

JP's Pu B: Karaoke with megan, 10 p.m., f ree.

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Bar antidote : The Bumping Jones (jam), 9 p.m., f ree.

Matterhorn 9 p.m., $5.

h igher ground showcase l ounge : Ewert and the Two Dragons, r ed Tin Box, Trapper s choepp (indie folk), 8 p.m., $10/12. AA.

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church & Main r estaurant : Night Vision (EDm), 9 p.m., f ree.

h igher ground Ballroo M: s OJA, New Kingston (reggae), 8:30 p.m., $15/20. AA.

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sweet Melissa's : s ingle s ocket (rock), 5 p.m., f ree. Tim Brick Band (country), 9 p.m., f ree.

t he h uB Pizzeria & Pu B: Karaoke, 9 p.m., f ree.

h al Flounge : Wallace (singer-songwriter), 6:30 p.m., f ree. Laura Heaberlin (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., f ree. DJ Disco phantom (EDm), 10 p.m., f ree.

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t he r eservoir r estaurant & t aP r oo M: s omething With s trings (bluegrass), 10 p.m., f ree.

cha MPlain l anes Fa Mily Fun center : Laughs at the Lanes (standup), 9 p.m., $5.

Franny o's: Karaoke, 9 p.m., f ree.

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skinny Pancake : Humming House (Americana), 6 p.m., $5-10 donation.

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Bee's knees : David Langevin (piano), 11 a.m., Donations. Alan Greenleaf & the Doctor (irish), 7:30 p.m., Donations. Matterhorn : c hris Tagatac (acoustic rock), 4 p.m., f ree. Moog's Place : s alvation f arms Benefit, noon, Donations. sweet crunch Bake sho P: Northeast f ield (folk), 10:30 a.m., f ree.

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h al Flounge : f amily Night Live Jam, 10:30 p.m., f ree. h igher ground showcase l ounge : The parkington s isters, Tall Tall Trees (indie folk), 8 p.m., $12/14. AA. JP's Pu B: Dance Video r equest Night with melody (dance), 10 p.m., f ree. Manhattan Pizza & Pu B: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., f ree. nectar's : c olby Dix (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., f ree. metal monday: mass of Tharsis, mac s wan and Black Holly, Needle Dick and the Bug f uckers, 9 p.m., f ree/$5. 18+. on t aP Bar & grill : Open mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., f ree. r adio Bean : Tommy Alexander (basement soul), 7 p.m., f ree. Open mic, 9 p.m., f ree.

r ed square : mashtodon (mashup), 10 p.m., f ree. r uBen Ja Mes: Why Not monday? with Dakota (hip-hop), 10 p.m., f ree. signal kitchen : c aveman, s wale (indie rock), 8:30 p.m., $10. AA.

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charlie o's: Trivia Night, 8 p.m., f ree.

Monkey h ouse : Lord s ilky, Vultures of c ult (punk), 9:30 p.m., $5. Monty's old Brick t avern : Open mic, 6 p.m., f ree. nectar's : Gubbulidis (acoustic), 7:30 p.m., f ree. B. Durrazo, mcBf ree, Guthrie Galileo (hip-hop), 10 p.m., f ree/$5. 18+.

skinny Pancake : Josh panda's Acoustic s oul Night, 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.

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gusto's : Open mic with John Lackard, 9 p.m., f ree. skinny Pancake : Jay Ekis &

f riends (singer-songwriter), 8 SCAN HERE p.m., $5-10 donation. TOsweet LISTEN TO: Wine Melissa's on t aP Bar & grill : Trivia with Down with D. Davis (acoustic), Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., TRACKS 5 p.m., f ree. After the r odeo f ree. (bluegrass), 8 p.m., f ree.

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r adio Bean : Lokum (world music), 6:30 p.m., f ree. Grup Anwar (Arabic), 8:30 p.m., f ree. Honky-Tonk s essions, 10 p.m., $3.

Moog's Place : s eth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 8 p.m., f ree.

r ed square : c raig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., f ree.

51 Main : Blues Jam, 8 p.m., f ree.

sweet Melissa's : Open mic, 7 p.m., f ree.

t wo Brothers t avern : Trivia Night, 7 p.m., f ree.

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t wo Brothers t avern : monster Hits Karaoke, 9 p.m., f ree.

Bee's knees : Jen c orkins (singer-songwriter), 7:30 p.m., Donations.

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t he h uB Pizzeria & Pu B: s eth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., f ree.

Bee's knees : c hildren's s ing Along with Lesley Grant, 10 a.m., Donations.

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clu B Metrono Me: Dead s et with c ats u nder the s tars (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., f ree/$5. 18+. h al Flounge : f unkwagon's Tequila project (funk), 10 p.m., f ree. h igher ground Ballroo M: Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash, c harlie Darker, Bass Kleph (EDm), 9 p.m., $31/34. AA. h igher ground showcase l ounge : r ah r ah, poor Young Things, Jay Nash (rock), 8 p.m., $8/10. AA. l eunig's Bistro & caFé: mike martin and Geoff Kim (parisian jazz), 7 p.m., f ree.

w ha MMy Bar : Open mic, 6:30 p.m., f ree.

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city l iMits : Karaoke with Let it SCAN HERE r ock Entertainment, 9 p.m., f ree. central on the TO LISTEN TOr ise Bakery : c hicky s toltz (one-man band), 8 p.m., charlie o's: Karaoke, 10 p.m., TRACKS Donations. f ree.

Moog's Place : Jason Wedlock (singer-songwriter), 8 p.m., f ree.

Moog's Place : Tim Brick (country), 8:30 p.m., f ree.

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Parker Pie co.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., f ree.

Franny o's: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., f ree.

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h al Flounge : Wanted Wednesday with DJ c raig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., f ree.

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uban artists, like those in other countries, are under no obligation to make political statements in their work. But Cuba isn’t like most countries; it and North Korea are the world’s world’s last last two unreconstructed communist states.

Fairly or not, visitors may be on ance,or or the lookout for hints of defiance, at least dissent, when viewing “Puente: An Exhibition of Cuban Artists” at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Yet Yet seeing seeing these these works works by by seven contemporary artists — all of whom were in the 2012 Havana Biennial — as a barometer of artistic freedom might preclude seeing them as an aesthetic sampler from an isolated island. Inquisitors seeking political content will fi nd it in “Puente,” but they may be disappointed that it’s so tame. “None of the work is especially threatening,” concedes curator Rachel Moore. The show contains no bold challenges to repression; its politically inclined pieces instead make their points through indirection and implication. Sandra Ramos, for example, has created a fantasy passport in the form of an accordion book with a few pages that appear persuasively offi cial and others that are gently seditious, such as the Havana street scene dominated by a Coca-Cola billboard. Another nonconfrontational painting by Ramos gives the show its title. A female body is here deployed as a bridge (puente) between two landmasses — presumably Cuba and the United States. In notes accompanying the show, Moore describes the work of Arlés del Río as “very political.” He’s represented here by an ordinary living room couch that’s been chopped in half, exposing its stuff ing and springs. Stenciled on the fl oor between the jaggedly sundered parts is the message: “What separates us also unites us.” (Del Río produced this installation during a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.) The curator plays to tendentious interpretations by hyping cautious commentaries as daring. But just because José Angel Vincench has titled two of his works “Exile” and “Dissident” doesn’t mean they transmit “astoundingly strong political messages,” as Moore claims. “Exile” actually seems more mordant than militant. By arranging brown paper shop-

Dalvis Tuya creates enormous charcoal portraits consisting of tiny stick fi gures, or “micro-icons.” The artist himself is either screaming or singing in one of these works. strong Tuya’s technique bears strong resemblance to that of Chuck Close, the veteran American artist who assembles giant portraits by means of pointillism. The slow bending of rigid strictures during the past 30 years has not only opened creative space inside Cuba, it’s enabled Cuban artists to become acquainted with the work of artists such as Close and his venerated 83-year-old contemporary, contemporary, Jasper Jasper Johns. Vincench’s Vincench’s “Dissident” “Dissident” — a group of four canvases with that word painted in English, Spanish, Russian and a highly stylized Chinese — does have an obvious political dimension, but even more eyecatching is its layered lettering à la Johns. And what are we to make of the perplexing suite of photographs by Adrián Fernández titled “Epilogue I & II”? They appear to be straight-up shots, albeit dramatically composed, of sexy showgirls at Havana’s Tropicana nightclub. The show’s notes, however, suggest that the artist is interrogating stereotypes of an “exotic” Cuba that caters to leering tourists. The decision to exhibit Cuban art was made prior to Moore’s arrival at Helen Day two years ago; she neither conceived the show nor traveled to Cuba to survey artists’ studios. Instead, to compile this selection, Moore had to rely on catalogs, digital images and visits to a few galleries in the U.S. that show Cuban work. “Puente” doesn’t pretend to be defi niin keeping with a trade embargo that the tive in any respect, however. And it cerU.S. imposed in 1960. tainly doesn’t approach the encyclopedic The Cuban artists represented in “Puexhibit of Cuban art mounted in Montréal ente” can now be admitted to the U.S. as fi ve years ago. But a show of contempowell, Moore says, citing recent visits some rary Cuban paintings, drawings, photos of them have made to Miami. None of the and sculptures by emerging and estabCubans are coming to Stowe, however, lished artists is hardly a common event in because, she explains, “we couldn’t fi nd Vermont. And that’s reason enough to go enough funding to bring them here.” see it.  Some of the work on display at Helen Day demands to be considered aesthetiK EV I N J . K EL L EY cally rather than politically. Abel Barroso���s “Eye Phone” and “Eye Pad” look like the brand-name homonyms INFO — except they’re oversize and made of “Puente: An Exhibition of Cuban Artists,” wood, with images and icons etched in Helen Day Art Center, Stowe. ˜ rough ink. The Apple logo rises like the sun be- November 24. See the gallery’s website for tween a pair of swaying palm trees in a Cuba-themed lectures, fi lms and concerts in conjunction with the exhibit. helenday.com drawing on the “screen” of the Eye Pad.

SOME OF THE WORK ON DISPLAY AT HELEN DAY DEMANDS TO BE

CONSIDERED AESTHETICALLY RATHER THAN POLITICALLY.

ping bags (hung on a gallery wall) to spell out “EXILE,” Vincench may be suggesting that some Cubans abandon their homeland in order to go shopping in Miami. In an interview, Moore does make the valid point that “not too long ago work like this was not allowed to be made in Cuba.” Any break with socialist realism could therefore be viewed as “a political statement,” she argues. While the individual pieces may not do much to undermine Cuba’s status quo, there’s no doubt that the show itself highlights a profound, though unheralded, shift in political dynamics. Helen Day encountered “no issues” in importing these 30 or so pieces from Cuba, Moore reports. Even in the recent past, work like this could not have entered the United States,


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tAlkS & EVEntS middlEbury ArtS wAlk: Art exhibits and other events pop up for the night in shops, restaurants and other downtown venues. Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m., various downtown locations, Middlebury. info, middleburyartswalk.com. lifE drAwing for ArtiStS: Artists 18 and older bring their own materials and sketch, draw and paint from a live model. wednesday, october 9, 6-9 p.m., Vermont institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester. info, 875-1018. lifE-drAwing SESSion: Artists practice their painting and drawing techniques with a live model. Reservations encouraged. wednesday, october 9, 6-9 p.m.; sunday, october 13, 2-5 p.m.; wednesday, october 16, 6-9 p.m., black horse Fine Art supply, burlington. info, 860-4972. 'fAShion & fAntASy At thE EdgE of thE forESt': selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with Vermont artist wendy Copp's imaginative couture creations made from natural materials such as ferns, birch bark and hydrangea. Through november 3 at sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Talk: wednesday, october 9, noon-1 p.m.; wednesday, october 16, noon-1 p.m. info, 388-2117. 'mummy myStEriES: thE Story bEhind AnCiEnt EgyptiAn mummiES And ArtifACtS in SmAll muSEumS And uniVErSitiES': Tulane university's Melinda nelson-hurst presents the latest research into the history of ancient egyptian collections

from around the u.s. lunch is provided. Friday, october 11, 12:15 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art. info, 443-3168. book ArtS guild of VErmont mEEting: nancy stone presents her art journals and leads a handson demo. wednesday, october 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., unitarian Church, burlington. info, bookartsvt@ gmail.com. 'EmbrACE': performers and Arts walkers participate in a town-wide performance-art piece meant to reflect the way we all deeply need to be held, while the short art film "embrace" is premiered at the gallery. Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m., ZoneThree gallery, Middlebury. info, 989-9992. 'Art in thE pArk': Artists and artisans sell their wares and give demonstrations, with live music, food vendors and children's activities. saturday and sunday, october 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main street park, Rutland. info, 775-0356. 'EAt: thE SoCiAl lifE of food': A student-curated exhibit of objects from the museum collection that explores the different ways people interact with food, from preparation to eating and beyond. Through May 18 at Fleming Museum, uVM, in burlington. student docent nicole bull leads a tour, Thursday, october 10, 2 p.m. info, 656-0750.

rECEptionS kit donnElly: paintings by the Vermont artist. Through october 31 at ARTsight studios & galleries in bristol. Reception: Tuesday, october 15, 6-8 p.m. info, 578-8231. rEbECCA kinkEAd: "wild life," paintings of children and animals

by the Vermont artist. Throughout the month, one painting is on silent auction to benefit homeward bound, a division of the Addison County humane society, and 10 percent of all painting sales will benefit the Chittenden County humane society. Through october 31 at edgewater gallery in Middlebury. Reception: whistlepig gifts one reception attendee with a bottle of its critically acclaimed straight rye whiskey, Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m. info, 458-0098. gEorgiA myEr: "Authenticity," mixed-media works featuring oil, paper, pastels, charcoal, ink and watercolor on paper, canvas and linen. Through December 27 at governor's office gallery in Montpelier. Reception: wednesday, october 16, 3-5 p.m. info, 828-0749. 'Autumn inVitAtionAl': Abstract and representational images in a variety of media by lily hinrichsen, Retha boles, pat Todd and Carol Calhoun. october 11 through november 10 at Jackson gallery, Town hall Theater, in Middlebury. Reception: Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m. info, 382-9222. robErt huntoon: "The light of other Days," oil paintings of the Vermont and Cape Cod landscapes. Through november 1 at living/ learning Center, uVM, in burlington. Reception: Thursday, october 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 656-4150. 'writtEn in StonE: VoiCES of thE lgbtQ Community': Artists use a variety of media to respond to the question, who are you and how do you express yourself within your community? october 11 through november 11 at Main street Museum in white River Junction. Reception: Friday, october 11, 8-10 p.m. info, 356-2776.

December 28 at luxton-Jones gallery in shelburne. info, 985-8223.

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'CElEbrAtE ColChEStEr': An exhibit commemorating Colchester's 250th birthday with work that relates to the city's scenery or history by 15 local artists. Through october 31 at Colchester Meeting house.

3rd AnnuAl Alumni Exhibit: work in a variety of media by university of Vermont alumni. Through october 27 at livak Room, Davis Center, uVM, in burlington. info, 617-935-5040. Art hop Show: A collaborative group show featuring more than 25 artists. Through november 30 at VCAM studio in burlington. info, 651-9692.

bonniE bAird: oil landscape paintings of Vermont and scotland. Through october 29 at left bank home & garden in burlington. info, 862-1001.

CArolyn wAlton: "Visions," an exhibit celebrating walton's 15 years showing her paintings at the gallery. Athenia schinto, susan bull Riley, betty ball and Tineke Russell also exhibit their work. Through

‘dorothy And hErb VogEl: fifty workS for fifty StAtES’: work from the Vogels’ extensive collection by more than 20 artists, including Carel balth, Judy Rifka, pat steir and Richard Tuttle. Through May 18 at Fleming Museum, uVM, in burlington, info, 656-0750.

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'ViSionS of A homEtown': The Milton Artists' guild's traveling exhibition commemorating the 250th anniversary of the town's founding and the 25th anniversary of the guild. Through october 31 at Catamount Arts Center in st. Johnsbury. Reception: Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m. info, milton artistsguild.org. klArA CAlitri: "Allegories," a visual memoir told through monoprints. Through october 30 at ZoneThree gallery in Middlebury. Reception: Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m. info, 989-9992.

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'Quint-ESSEntiAl: SEEing If you are interested please call through 5 SEtS of EyES': work 802-656-0309 for more information. by Annie Tiberio Cameron, John snell, sandra shenk, Julie parker and lisa Dimondstein. Through october 31 at City Center in Montpelier. Reception: saturday, 8V-DeptOBGYN062911.indd 1 6/28/11 10:09 AM october 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. info, 223-2204.

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ElizAbEth llEwEllyn: "sunlight and shadow," equine art in graphite and colored pencil. Through october 31 at Charlotte library. info, 951-9076. 'for A rEASon': work by burlington College faculty including Mary Arbuckle, Anna blackmer, brian bright, peter Curtis, gordon glover, Dana heffern, Robert C. Kirk, nora Mitchell, emily schmidt, barry snyder and Dok wright Through november 4 at the gallery at burlington College. info, 862-9616. forrESt holzApfEl: "The labors of silence," photographs that explore the contours of 19th-century domestic surfaces and everyday artifacts. Through november 2 at Amy e. Tarrant gallery, Flynn Center, in burlington. info, 652-4505. grACE CothAliS: Mandala shields, collage cards and works in pastel. Through november 29 at Vintage Jewelers in burlington. info, 862-2233. group Exhibit: Resident artists show their work. Through october 18 at studio 266 in burlington. info, 578-2512. hAlEy biShop: Colorful, layered mixed-media images of familiar spaces by the winner of 2012’s "labels for libations" competition for seAbA/Magic hat’s Art hop Ale. Through november 30 at pine street Deli in burlington. info, 862-9614.

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dAVid Smith: "Differences in Moments," recent landscape paintings in oil. Through november 9 at Furchgott sourdiffe gallery in shelburne. info, 985-3848.

gAry C. ECkhArt: watercolors by the Vermont artist. october 10 through november 17 at emile A. gruppe gallery in Jericho. Reception: sunday, october 13, 2-5 p.m. info, 899-3211.

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CArl rubino: "Faces in the Crowd," multiple-exposure photographs taken in Times square in which a single pair of eyes stares directly into the camera from a crowd of passersby avoiding eye contact. Through october 27 at healthy living Market and Café in south burlington. info, 863-2569.

‘Cool moVES! ArtiStry of motion’: An interactive exhibit that explores the beauty of motion. Through January 6 at eCho lake Aquarium and science Center/leahy Center for lake Champlain in burlington. info, 877-324-6386.

'AVA SElECtionS': work by 20 artists. october 11 through november 15 at AVA gallery and Art Center in lebanon, n.h. Reception: Friday, october 11, 5-7 p.m. info, 603-448-3117.

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'Art hop winnErS' CirClE Exhibit': works by this year's winners of the south end Art hop Juried show: Andy Meyer, Marie Davis, Jane Ann Kantor and nissa Kauppila. Through october 31 at seAbA Center in burlington. info, 859-9222.

'Color, pAttErn, whimSy, SCAlE: thE bESt of ShElburnE muSEum': nearly 100 works from the permanent collection including paintings, folk art, furniture, wallpaper, decorative arts, textiles, costumes and more, exhibited in conjunction with the grand opening of the pizzagalli Center for Art and education. Through December 31 at shelburne Museum. info, 985-3346.

lindA roESCh: "Form and pattern," photographs, watercolors and works in encaustic. proceeds benefit AVA. october 10 through november 15 at AVA gallery and Art Center in lebanon, n.h. Reception: Thursday, october 10, 5-7 p.m. info, 603-448-3117.

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'w ater abo Ve, sKy below' : l arge-scale artwork inspired by the relationship between water and sky by h omer w ells, Rory Jackson, Ross s heehan and Duker bower. Through o ctober 26 at Flynndog in burlington. info, 415-680-4966.

Jane ann Kantor : "go Your o wn w ay," new paintings that use map as medium. Through o ctober 31 at Dostie bros. Frame s hop in burlington. info, 660-9005.

'w yeth Vertigo' : w orks by three generations of one of the most influential families in modern American art — n .C., Andrew and Jamie w yeth. Through o ctober 31 at s helburne Museum. info, 985-3346.

Jean Carlson Masseau : l imited-edition giclée prints of transparent watercolor and gouache paintings of the landscape. Through o ctober 31 at pompanoosuc Mills in burlington. info, 482-2407. Jen l ashua : "l anguage of Color," paintings on canvas inspired by the natural world. Through o ctober 31 at s kinny pancake in burlington. info, 262-2253.

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'40 years of Dan Cing' : A photographic retrospective of Contemporary Dance & Fitness s tudio. Through o ctober 26 at Contemporary Dance & Fitness s tudio in Montpelier. info, 229-4676.

Karen Day-Vath : paintings by the Vermont artist. Curated by se AbA. Through n ovember 30 at s peeder & earl's (pine s treet) in burlington. info, 658-6016.

art exhibit : paintings by Marcia h ill, Cindy griffith and Anne u nangst. Through o ctober 31 at Red h en bakery & Café in Middlesex. info, 223-3591.

'l arger than l ife: Quilts by Vel Da new Man' : Contemporary fiber art; 't railblazers: h orsePowere D Vehi Cles' : An exhibit that explores connections between 19th-century carriages and today’s automotive culture; 'ogDen Pleissner, l an DsCaPe Painter' : w atercolor sketches and finished paintings. Through o ctober 31 at s helburne Museum. info, 985-3346.

'art in the r oun D barn' : The 23rd annual juried exhibit sponsored by the green Mountain Cultural Center features work in a variety of media by artist from Vermont and beyond. Through o ctober 14 at inn at the Round barn Farm in w aitsfield. info, 496-2276. arthur z orn : "Cooling bouquets for s ummer Days," new paintings by the barre artist. Through December 6 at Angeleno's pizza in Montpelier. info, 229-5721.

'l oo K again: iMages of Daily l ife, 17th-21st Century' : Depictions of daily life by Adriaen van o stade, John Thomson, Martin parr, Tina barney, n ikki s . l ee, guy ben-n er and l aToya Ruby Frazier. Through December 14 at Fleming Museum, u VM, in burlington. info, 656-0750.

'aViary' : bird-themed works by Virginia beahan, Varujan boghosian, gail boyjalian, David bumbeck, Anda Dubinskis, Jesseca Ferguson, Marcy h ermansader and more. Through n ovember 23 at bigTown gallery in Rochester. info, 767-9670.

Matt h oPPer : "Jelly Fishing," an acrylic exploration of the oceans' random rambler. Through o ctober 31 at Red s quare in burlington. info, 318-2438. 'Murales Pinta Dos: Painte D w alls & the Painters' : A collaboration between American documentary photographers Morgan Alexander and Kate Mack and Cuban street artists. Through December 3 at the gallery at Main s treet l anding in burlington. info, 540-3018. northern Ver Mont artist asso Ciation : w ork by artist members. Through o ctober 26 at u nion s tation in burlington. info, 849-2049.

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'of l an D an D l oCal' : A multidisciplinary, statewide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Through o ctober 20 at Coach barn at s helburne Farms. info, 865-7166. 'of l an D an D l oCal' : A multidisciplinary, statewide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape; h eather M Cgill : "n ight Moves," sculptures that incorporate automotive paints, hand-detailed lines and highly polished finishes to reference muscle car culture and custom motorcycle gas tanks. Through December 7 at bCA Center in burlington. info, 865-7166. 'onCe uPon a t iMe': h oward n elson Riley's folk art is presented alongside the work of local artists. Through o ctober 30 at Artists' Mediums in w illiston. info, 879-1236. Paige berg r iz Vi: encaustic and mixed-media paintings featuring images of maps, aeronautical charts, airplanes and birds. Through o ctober 28 at burlington Airport in s outh burlington. info, 865-7296. Paul h uMPhrey : "s leeping beauties," paintings by the late burlington outsider artist. Through n ovember 27 at n ew City galerie in burlington. info, 735-2542. Quinn Delahanty : "Decorus Mortem, a study of beauty," entomological studies that the artist has drawn and hand screen printed, animal-skull drawings and mixed-media triptych paintings. Through o ctober 27 at Vintage inspired in burlington. info, 355-5418. 'r eal l ife' : photographs that capture the truth, from the smallest detail to the largest historic events. Through o ctober 13 at Darkroom gallery in essex Junction. info, 777-3686.

benJaMin barnes : Recent paintings of the agricultural landscape, including tractors, trucks, barns and outbuildings. Through December 1 at Tulsi Tea Room in Montpelier. info, 223-0043.

Rebecca Kinkead In her new show, titled “Wild Life,” at Middlebury’s

brenna Colt : photographs, paintings and drawings by the n ew h ampshire artist. Through n ovember 9 at Chandler gallery in Randolph. info, outreach@chandler-arts.org.

heart: children and animals. She captures them in action — a black dog leaping for a

Carol Ma CDonal D: "Regeneration," work by the Vermont printmaker. Through o ctober 25 at Central Vermont Medical Center in barre. info, 371-4100.

Edgewater Gallery, Ferrisburgh painter Rebecca Kinkead focuses on those most free at Frisbee, a girl whizzing by on her bike, two kids swinging from a rope into a pond. The exhibit, up October 11 through 31, is a benefit for local animals in need. Kinkead and her husband have long supported animal shelters; their family includes several rescue dogs. One painting will be silent-auctioned to benefit Homeward Bound, a division of the Addison County Humane Society, and 10 percent of the gallery’s painting sales through the end of the month will go to the Chittenden County Humane Society. Pictured: “Catch no. 10.” 'r ePresent' : An annual show coinciding with Art h op that highlights the unique talents of artists near and dear to the gallery. Through n ovember 16 at s .p.A.C.e. gallery in burlington. info, spacegalleryvt.com. r ose Dia Mon D: "w eave, s ing, pray," weavings by the Vermont artist and musician. Through o ctober 31 at n orth end s tudio A in burlington. info, 863-6713. susan t eare : "The Art of place," architectural photography. Through o ctober 22 at burlington Furniture Company. info, 383-1808. 't he art of h orror' : An annual exhibit that explores the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of bloodletting and that special something inside a depraved mind. Through o ctober 26 at s .p.A.C.e. gallery in burlington. info, spacegalleryvt.com. 't he gol Den h our: artists r esPon D to the f inal Mo Ments of l ight' : A solar-themed group show presented in partnership with s unCommon and featuring artists such as Carol MacDonald, Carol n orton, Tom Merwin, ivy l ong and eric Rehman. Through o ctober 31 at Frog h ollow in burlington. info, 863-6458.

Caryn King : w ildlife and farm-animal paintings. Through o ctober 20 at Vins n ature Center in Quechee. info, 359-5001. Casey r oberts : "wildernessoverload," work inspired by the wild beauty of Vermont and h elen and s cott n earing, the well-known back-to-the-landers who spent part of their farming life in Jamaica, Vt. Through o ctober 19 at w alker Contemporary in w aitsfield. info, 617-842-3332. Cathy ste Vens-Pratt : w atercolor paintings, prints and cards. Through o ctober 31 at the Cheshire Cat in Montpelier. info, 223-1981.

t oDD Kiel : paintings by the 2013 w all-to-Canvas winner, whose influences include vintage comics, retro signs, wartime propaganda posters, bauhaus and the avant-garde. Through December 31 at Magic h at brewing Company in s outh burlington. info, 658-2739. Ver Mont Photo grou P: Thirty fine-art photographs, including portraits, landscapes, nature and action images. Through o ctober 30 at pickering Room, Fletcher Free l ibrary, in burlington. info, 863-3403. Ver Mont w ater Color soCiety : Figurative work by member artists Annelein beukenkamp, Karen Casper, l inda Dis ante, Marni McKitrick, Charles n orris-brown and Jean Cannon. Through o ctober 31 at Artspace 106 at the Men's Room in burlington. info, 864-2088. 'Visions of Ver Mont' : photography by l isa Dimondstein, patricia l yon-s urrey, Julie parker and s andra s henk, and pottery by gail Yanowitch. Through n ovember 29 at s helburne Vineyard. info, 985-8222.

'earth as Muse: beauty, Degra Dation, h oPe, r egeneration, awa Kening' : Artwork that celebrates the earth's beauty while reflecting on tensions between mankind and the environment by Fran bull, pat Musick, h arry A. Rich, Jenny s wanson and Richard w eis. Through April 4 at the great h all in s pringfield. info, 258-3992. 'eCle Cti C: a Colle Ction of 19th an D 20th Century art' : A private collection of oil and watercolor paintings, lithographs and other prints, original exhibition posters and sculpture by artists such as Marc Chagall, s alvador Dalí, peter Max, pablo picasso, Maurice u trillo and Alberto Vargas. Through n ovember 9 at n uance gallery in w indsor. info, 674-9616. eMiKo sawaragi gilbert : "Found in the Forest, ‘le AVes ,'" an exhibit of large-format prints of leaves found in plainfield, plus sculptures made from tree branches. Through o ctober 31 at Vermont s upreme Court l obby in Montpelier. info, 828-0749. 'f ro M the Mountains to the sea; Plants, t rees, an D shrubs of new englan D': A traveling exhibition of botanical illustrations by the n ew england s ociety of botanical Artists. Through December 1 at Montshire Museum of s cience in n orwich. info, 649-2200.


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Group Show: Work by fiber artist Alison Cannon, blacksmith Chris Eaton and beeswax candle makers Bonita Bedard and Shawna Sherwin. Through December 31 at Collective — the Art of Craft in Woodstock. Info, 457-1298. Linda Maney: "Abstract Thinking," acrylic and watercolor paintings by the Montpelier artist. Through November 30 at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Info, 223-3338. 'LocaL coLor': Autumn-inspired work by local artists. Through October 16 at ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery in Woodstock. Info, 457-3500. Maureen ruSSeLL: "Turning Points," paintings that run the gamut from landscapes to circus scenes to abstracts. Through October 13 at the Kent Tavern Museum in Calais. Info, 828-5657. pauL ManLove: "Conversations on Nothing," a watercolor installation. October 11 through November 8 at Feick Fine Arts Center, Green Mountain College, in Poultney. Info, 287-8398. 'pointS of view: Seven portrait artiStS': An exhibit that chronicles the development of a group of central Vermont artists — Agathe McQueston, Lark Upson, Sande French-Stockwell, Judith Beckett, Liesi Hebert, Marcia Hammond and Joan Feierabend — who work each week from the same model. Through November 10 at Chandler Gallery in Randolph. Info, 728-9878. richard aMbeLanG: "Landscape into Abstraction," a series of 35mm, digital and medium-format color transparency images of abstracted portions of the New England and Pacific Northwest landscapes. Through October 31 at Goddard Art Gallery, Pratt Center, Goddard College, in Plainfield. Info, 800-322-1608.

Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale: The Best of Shelburne Museum

'rock SoLid': The 13th annual exhibit of stone work; Meri StiLeS: "I Am You," drawings, monoprints and blockprints; GabrieL teMpeSta: "The Bumblebee Series"; SuSan buLL riLey: Botanical watercolors. Through November 2 at Studio Place Arts in Barre. Info, 479-7069.

Now on view Nearly 100 of the finest works from the collection reflecting founder Electra Webb’s pioneering collecting vision. On view in the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.

'round': Circular objects ranging from uniform buttons to oddities such as a foot-powered dentist’s drill; 'theSe honored dead: private and nationaL coMMeMoration': An exhibit that tells the stories of Norwich alumni from both sides of the Civil War, focusing on the military draft, prisons and mourning rituals. Through December 20 at Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield. Info, 485-2183. 'Service and Sacrifice: verMont’S civiL war Generation': An exhibit of photographs, flags and artifacts that show how the Civil War dramatically changed the course of life in many villages throughout Vermont. Through November 30 at Vermont History Center in Barre. Info, 479-8500. trpS SiLent art auction: Work by local artists is exhibited, then auctioned off, to support the cooperative printmaking studio. Through October 19 at Two Rivers Printmaking Studio in White River Junction. Info, 295-5901.

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at a young age; he started taking classes at the Philadelphia College of Art while still in high school. In the mid-’60s, after just a year in college, he followed his interest in copper printmaking to Paris, where he was the youngest artist to study under the British printmaker Stanley William Hayter. These days Roosevelt teaches at Lyndon State College and produces large engravings on copper, lithographs and relief prints. The Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro is showing his prints of figures and architectural “Moonlight Vt.”

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aly Sa benne TT: "Horse Drawn," equine oil paintings and large-scale drawings. Through November 4 at Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. Info, 525-3366.

Tracey Hamble Ton : "Within Reach," landscape oil paintings by the owner and operator of the historic Marshfield Inn and Motel. Through October 27 at Blinking Light Gallery in Plainfield. Info, info@ blinkinglightgallery.com.

barbara greene & Su San l arkin : "Landscape in Two Voices," plein-air work by artists who regularly paint together in Grand Isle and Chittenden counties. Through October 31 at Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero. Info, 928-3081.

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arc HiTecTural S Tudie S Senior T HeSiS deSign exHibiTion : Models, drawings and architectural renderings by students who graduated last spring. Through October 13 at Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Info, 443-3168.

carol mac donald : "Two Threads," a series of hand-pulled monoprints through which the Vermont artist explores issues of community, life, process and communication. Through October 26 at River Arts Center in Morrisville. Info, 888-1261.

auTumn all- member S How : Work in a variety of media by member artists. Through October 19 at Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. Info, 775-0356.

carolyn mecklo Sky : "Memories/Dreams/ Portraits/Visual Explorations," artwork that explores themes of personal mythologies, freedom and insight. Through October 12 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469.

black Hawk morgan Hor Se Skele Ton exHibiT: A new museum-quality exhibit featuring the skeleton of Black Hawk, grandson of Justin Morgan, the foundation stallion of the Morgan Horse breed. Through October 31 at UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. Info, 656-2010.

cHip Troiano : Photographs of the landscape of New Zealand's south island. Through October 20 at Claire's Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Info, 472-7053.

cHepe cuadra : "Back Portraits / In Search of an Identity," paintings of figures as seen from behind by the Nicaraguan-born artist. Through October 25 at WalkOver Gallery & Concert Room in Bristol. Info, 453-3188.

diane brun S: "Atmosphere," pastel landscape paintings by the Waterbury artist. Through November 30 at Green Mountain Fine Art Gallery in Stowe. Info, 253-1818.

emily k. r ober TSon : "Words of Wisdom," hooked and sewn wool rugs with a message. Through November 1 at Rae Harrell Gallery in Hinesburg. Info, 734-7363.

'draw THe l ine and make your poin T: THe pencil and THe 21ST cenTury' : A visual history of the invention and evolution of the pencil, including a display about a pencil artist, unlikely objects made from pencils, an interactive pencil launcher and a smattering of pencils from around the world. Through December 1 at the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover. Info, 626-4409.

Jan r eynold S: "Wild Tibet," photographs of expeditions around Mount Everest by the prize-winning photojournalist who holds several high-altitude skiing and mountain climbing records. Through November 2 at Outerlands Gallery in Vergennes. Info, 870-7228.

elizabe TH eero ir Ving : "Horizon," an MFA thesis exhibit. October 14 through 25 at Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College. Info, 635-1469.

JeSSica cuni : "Bioluminescence," recent work by the local artist. October 14 through November 26 at Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College. Info, 468-1119.

elizabe TH nel Son : Oil and acrylic paintings. Through November 18 at Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. Info, 748-0158.

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'l ine in Space: Ju ST a corner of your memory palace' : Sculptural works by students of Sanford Mirling focused on the limitless, form-making possibilities of welded-steel rod. Through October 15 at Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Info, 443-3168. 'of l and and l ocal' : A multidisciplinary, statewide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Through October 27 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland and through November 8 at Fair Haven Welcome Center. Info, 865-7166. 'por Trai TS aT THe f air' : Fanciful portraits created by photographer George Bouret, who uses painted backdrops and props to construct an imaginary moment at fairs and public gatherings throughout southwestern Vermont. Through November 23 at Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. Info, 388-4964. 'Screened and Selec Ted ii: con Temporary pHoTograp Hy and Video acqui SiTion S, 2006–2011': Acquisitions the college made with the help of students, including images by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Chuck Close, Robert Mapplethorpe, Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman, Alex Soth and James Welling, among others. Through December 8 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168. 'Sculp Tf eST2013': Site-specific installations by nine sculptors tasked with creating historical markers in the former marble quarry and manufacturing area. Through October 27 at Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. Info, 438-2097.

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STacey S Tan Hope & dolore S f urnari : "Renditions of Folk Art," pottery with a woodcut look by Stanhope; paintings in the style of 19th-century itinerant artists by Furnari. Through November 5 at Brandon Artists Guild. Info, 247-4956. 'THe breeding bird aTla S: Science and ar T': A special exhibit in collaboration with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies features work by 14 artists

erik SSon f ine ar T f all exHibiT: Oil paintings by Dennis Hartley; paintings and sculptures by Warren Kimble; and photography by Don Ross. Through October 15 at Comfort Farm in Stowe. Info, 561-307-5610.

Paul Humphrey At 57, Paul Humphrey completed his first drawing,

'expo Sed': An annual exhibit of sculptures from established and emerging artists displayed in the gallery, as well as throughout Stowe Village and the recreation path. Through October 15 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358.

Burlington artist, who died in 1999, created hundreds of images of sleeping women.

kay Healy & caSey blanc Hard : In "Sublet," Healy's large-scale screen printed and sewn fabric panels transform the gallery into the fanciful interiors of Philadelphia row homes; Blanchard's layered monoprints explore memory. Through October 27 at Upstairs at West Branch in Stowe. Info, 253-8943.

a copy of what he said was his daughter’s graduation photo. Over the next 12 years, the “Over the years, Humphrey told stories of his past and present that supported a very convincing picture of his day-to-day life,” writes Raw Vision magazine. “But at his memorial service, these stories began to deconstruct as it was revealed that most of his reminiscences about family and friends were simply part of a myth he had concocted to

fill his loneliness.” The mysterious artist’s “Sleeping Beauties” were recently shown at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Catch them in Burlington at New City Galerie through November 27. Pictured: “Peggy Asleep.”

and photographers and more than 300 citizen scientists; and peTer padua : Carved-wood birds by the 90-year-old artist. Through October 31 at Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. Info, 434-2167. 'THe in Habi Ted w orld of prindle w iSSler' : An exhibit curated by the late Middlebury artist's son, Richard Wissler, to show the breadth of her work over the course of roughly nine decades of artistic endeavors. Through October 31 at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon. Info, 247-4295. 'THroug H THe l enS': The many seasons and moods of Lake Champlain are reflected in this

juried exhibit of work by professional and amateur photographers. Through October 13 at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes. Info, 475-2022. Tom merwin : Abstract paintings by the Vermont artist. Through February 28 at Brandon Music. Info, 465-4071. 'ViTo acconci: T Hinking Space' : An exhibition that marks the inauguration on campus of a replica of Acconci’s "Way Station I," which was constructed in 1983 near what is now McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Through December 8 at Middlebury College Museum of Art. Info, 443-3168.

'kingdom communi Ty inSide ouT: nor THeaST kingdom ar TiSTS inTerpre T THe nor THeaST kingdom' : Artwork by Phyllis Hammond, Sam Thurston, Marjorie Kramer, Diana Mara Henry, Judy Lowry, Ken Leslie, Diane Peel, Jack Rogers, Richard Hodio, Mary Brenner, Bradleigh Stockwell and student artists. Through November 26 at the 99 Gallery and Center in Newport. Info, 323-9013. 'l iVing color: T He w aTercolori STS': A juried watercolor exhibit featuring 55 artists. Through November 3 at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100. l iz l e Ser VigeT: "A Dog's World," a celebration of dogs depicted in oil paintings, furniture, stone assemblage, ceramics and fabric. Through November 15 at Inky Dinky Oinkink Gallery in Moscow. Info, 253-3046. l iz l e Ser VigeT: A colorful world of cats, dogs, toothy crocodiles, flying pigs and magical kingdoms expressed in a variety of media including paintings on canvas, stone assemblage, fiber art, painted ceramics and furniture. Through November 11 at Cafe Latina in Stowe. Info, 253-3046.


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MiCHaEl roosEVElt: Work by the Vermont printmaker. Through October 14 at Miller's Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. Info, 533-2045. oCtoBEr artists: Work by knitter Jan Brosky, photographer/basket maker Maggie Young, woodturner Barry Genzlinger and ornament maker Maureen Genzlinger. Through October 31 at Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. Info, 933-6403. 'PUENtE: aN ExHiBitioN oF CUBaN artists': Photographs, large-scale drawings, sculptures and prints by seven contemporary Cuban artists reflecting on their island; 'tHErE': Paintings and drawings inspired by a sense of location by Adam DeVarney, Andrew Fish, Kelly Holt, Lindsay Florence and Janet Fredericks (through October 20). Through November 24 at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Info, 253-8358. 'UNsPokEN WisDoMs': Giovanna Cecchetti's abstract works investigate space-time patterns, quantum physics and nonlocal information theory; Janis Pozzi Johnson's oil paintings offer a meditation on landscape; and Louis Sclafani's glass and copper busts contain many profiles within a single portrait. Through October 31 at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe. Info, 253-8943. 'VisioNs oF PlaCE': Work by Vermont photographers Richard Brown, Peter Miller and John Miller. Through October 13 at Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Info, 388-4964.

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'BEtWEEN traDitioN aND MoDErNitY: tHE art oF FaN tCHUNPi': Oil paintings, works on paper and ceramics by one of the most important and prolific Chinese artists of the modern era. Through December 8 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2095. DalE CHiHUlY: "Mille Fiori," an exhibition of glass sculptures specifically designed for the museum’s interior architecture. Through October 27 at Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Info, 514-285-2000.

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DaisY roCkWEll: "The Topless Jihadi and Other Curious Birds," paintings of women in political situations such as members of the FEMEN movement, a Ukrainian feminist group that stages protests topless. Through December 30 at Bennington Museum. Info, 447-1571. katE GriDlEY: "Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults," larger-than-life paintings of 17 young Vermonters, accompanied by audio excerpts from interviews. Through October 13 at Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, in Manchester. Info, 362-1405. 'oF laND aND loCal': A multidisciplinary, statewide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Through October 31 at Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro. Info, 865-7166. 'rED GrooMs: WHat's tHE rUCkUs': An exhibit spanning the artist's six-decade career and f eaturing several of his signature, large-scale, interactive sculptures, including a near life-size replica of a New York City bus, replete with a driver and passengers. Through October 20 at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Info, 257-0124. WENDY Cross: "New Work," paintings. Through October 27 at Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro. Info, 257-4777. m

Call For CraFtErs & VENDors: Space available for the Pittsford Farmers Market Craft Shows. Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lothrop Elementary School Gym, 3447 US Rte. 7 in Pittsford Village. Info, Kelly Connaughton, 483-6351, kfield16@yahoo.com. Call to lEGo BUilDErs to start DrEaMiNG: Aspiring builders everywhere are gearing up for Brattleboro Museum and Art Center’s 6th Annual LEGO Contest & Exhibit, October 25-27. LEGO enthusiasts of all ages will design and build almost anything out of LEGOs to be displayed at the museum. Entries must be delivered to the museum on October 23. $5 entry fee. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be October 25 at 5 p.m. Complete contest guidelines and entry forms are available at brattleboromuseum.org or by calling 257-0124, ext. 101.

FEast: FooD PHotoraPHY: Calling for submissions. Deadline: October 16, midnight. Juror: Matt Armendariz. From farm to table: the harvesting, preparing and plating of culinary masterpieces. Info, darkroomgallery.com/ex49. WrittEoPEN GroUP sHoW at “CrEatiVE CoMP”: First Friday of every month. $8 entry fee; limit one per artist. No rules; any size/media/subject. Entries accepted Wednesday through first Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening reception on first Fridays, 6-9 p.m. People’s choice winner gets cash prize. Exhibit up for the month. Location: Root Gallery at RL Photo, 27 Sears Lane, Burlington. Info, 540-3081 or publicartschool@gmail.com.

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El CortiJo taQUEria NEEDs a FaCE-liFt… iN oUr BatHrooMs: Local artists are invited to submit a proposal to transform our bathrooms into functioning works of art. We’ll pay up to $500 for materials. Winner receives $250 cash, a $200 Farmhouse Group gift card and lifelong accolades. Finalists announced October 25. Submit proposals to art@farmhousegroup.com. Info, farmhousegroup.com/ call-artists.

'tHE FloatiNG WorlD: UkiYo-E PriNts FroM tHE laUrEN roGErs MUsEUM oF art': Woodpanel prints from Japan’s Edo Period, 1600-1868. Through December 16 at Plattsburgh State Art Museum, N.Y. Info, 518-564-2474.

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'PiCasso: tHE VollarD sUitE': A series of the artist's 100 etchings created between 1930 and '37. Through December 20 at Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Info, 603-646-2095.

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'it WoUlD MakE a HEart oF stoNE MElt: siCkNEss, iNJUrY aND MEDiCiNE at Fort tiCoNDEroGa': An overview of 18th-century medical practices, diseases and the treatment of wounds for the armies that fought in America during the French and Indian War and American Revolution. Through October 31 at Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y. Info, 518-585-2821.

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n the course of his fabulous new fi lm, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón achieves countless technical marvels. But the eff ect that impressed me most was in the opening moments, where he makes a group of astronauts tinkering with the Hubble Telescope 400 miles above the Earth seem as routine as a bunch of mechanics switching out mufflers in a Midas shop. Half the screen is fi lled with the most eye-poppingly gorgeous, convincingly detailed rendering of our planet ever to grace a screen. Around it is the black velvet of movie history’s deepest, richest, most photo-real depiction of space. Then, just when you expect the classical music to kick in, what you hear is a corny country song. That’s the fi rst of many clever references the director makes to other great space odysseys throughout Gravity. It is, of course, an allusion to the cassette recorder that played Hank Williams’ “Honky Tonkin’” ever more slowly as its batteries died in Apollo 13, a classic of the genre with which Cuarón’s movie has much in common. It’s also Matt Kowalski’s (George Clooney) way of livening up the workaday grind — blasting tunes through a sound system built into his space suit while he zips about with his jet-pack. He may be hundreds of miles above the Earth, but it’s all downtime for him at the

moment. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is the NASA engineer whose job it is to fi x whatever is malfunctioning on the giant device. “You’re the genius,” he jokes when she pleads with him to turn the music off . “I just drive the bus.” The voice in their helmets emanating from mission control is that of Ed Harris. Another nice touch, whether the allusion is to Apollo 13 or to The Right Stuff — in which he did, after all, play John Glenn. A third space walker practices dance moves in the distance. Kowalski tells one tall story after another. Only Stone, making her maiden shuttle trip, is trying to get any actual work done. Between having zero luck YOUR YOUR HUBBLE TROUBLE Bullock plays a NASA scientistYOUR whose mission locating the glitch and struggling to keep goes out of control, leaving her literally lost in space. TEXT TEXT her lunch down, she’s not having a great day. TEXT Little does she know how much worse it’s HERE HERE HERE picking up where Kubrick left off and imag- Webber worked some true movie-making about to get. miracles — the kind that work so well, there In a matter of seconds, debris from a ining precisely that. To say one word more about what hap- isn’t a trace of them on the screen. Gravity blown-up Russian satellite hurtles through the scene like a blizzard of rusty daggers. It pens would not just violate movie critic law; sets a new standard for the artistic use of decimates the ship and kills everyone in and it would be rude. Everyone who loves fi lm 3-D and features a white-knuckle narrative outside it other than Kowalski and Stone, and appreciates innovation on a visionary on top of fi rst-rate performances from two who survives only to fi nd herself untethered level deserves to watch this picture play out of the world’s biggest stars. It’s a minimalist and somersaulting into space. Remember with an uncompromised capacity for sur- masterpiece that more than merits the reastronaut Frank Poole, cast into the void by prise. Even awe. Once you’ve seen it, I highly sponse it’s gotten from the public and critics HAL 9000 in 2001? It’s as though Cuarón recommend reading about the way it was alike. How fi tting, given its subject, that the acclaim has been universal. wondered what it must’ve been like to ex- made. Cuarón, cinematographer Emmanuel perience that unimaginably horrifying situaRI C K KI S O N AK tion. So, with his son, Jonas, he wrote a script Lubezki and visual eff ects supervisor Tim

A Hijacking ★★★★★

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ust business.” Those are the words that the leader of a band of Somali pirates speaks to reassure Captain Phillips (Tom Hanks) in the fact-based fi lm of that title in wide release this Friday (see my review in last week’s paper). The attacker means that he and his men aren’t terrorists — pay them off and they’ll be on their way. Easier said than done. The hostage situation in Captain Phillips quickly evolves from “just business” into armed confl ict. In the Danish drama A Hijacking, however, which plays twice next week at the Vermont International Film Festival, we get to fi nd out exactly what happens when a maritime hijacking is handled as a business transaction. It’s not pretty. The fi lm from director Tobias Lindholm has far less action than Captain Phillips, but it’s frequently just as tense. And it raises plenty of thorny questions about the proper response to such attacks on the high seas. In A Hijacking, our protagonist isn’t the captain of the hijacked Danish cargo ship but its cook, Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk), a likable schlub of a guy whose main priority is getting home for his daughter’s birthday. The Somali pirates who have taken the MV Rozen — an incident we don’t see — choose Mikkel to relay their demands to the shipping company. After that, the hijacking becomes a prolonged negotiation between Peter, the company’s CEO (Søren Malling); and Omar (Ab-

writer-director — known for his work on the procedural TV series “Borgen” — chose a more interesting path. We watch distress penetrate Peter’s Scandinavian reserve as he communicates with the increasingly frightened Mikkel and realizes his tactics could endanger the young man’s life. Yet the hired expert insists those tactics are the ones most likely to resolve such a situation without bloodshed. Is he right? We can’t know for sure, because, like Peter, we can only watch this particular crisis slowly unfold. Lindholm’s script doesn’t make any sweeping statements about the perils of globalization; he simply presents the hijacking as a problem with no obvious solutions and harrowing human consequences. “Just” business? Not likely.

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HIJACKED AND LOWBALLED Asbæk plays a sailor waiting for the guys with guns or money to decide his fate in Lindholm’s drama.

dihakin Asgar), who claims to be merely the pirates’ translator but acts more like their leader. The pirates’ initial demand is $15 million for the crew’s release; the CEO’s counteroff er, a quarter million. Is it any wonder that this “transaction” stretches for months, with the company doing its best to hide the situation from the media? Or that the frustrated sailors begin to bond in small ways with their captors? From their point of view, this is the Waiting for Godot of hijackings. The fi lm’s action alternates between the increasingly grubby ship and the clean, white boardroom, where the impeccably

dressed Peter follows the instructions of his hired expert (played by real-life hostage negotiator Gary Skjoldmose Porter). The movie is full of vérité touches — the Rozen was really hijacked, for instance, and some of its crew members appear — and Lindholm uses a pseudo-documentary style to keep us from knowing more than the characters do. During each high-stakes negotiation phone call, he shows just one side, often leaving us to wonder with Peter about the consequences of his words on shipboard. Lindholm could easily have made Peter the movie’s villain, cold-bloodedly deciding the value of his employees’ lives. But the

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INFO A Hijacking will be screened on Tuesday, October 15, at 6 p.m. at the Black Box ˜ eater at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington; and on Friday, October 18, at 3 p.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. $10. Buy tickets at vtiff.org.


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COAST FESTIVAL new in theaters cAptAiN pHillipsHHHH1/2 tom hanks plays the title character in this drama based on the true story of the Vermonter whose cargo ship was boarded by Somali pirates in 2009. with barkhad abdi and barkhad abdirahman. Paul (The Bourne Ultimatum) greengrass directed. (134 min, Pg-13. capitol, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Roxy, Palace, Stowe, welden) eNoUgH sAiD: a masseuse (Julia louis-dreyfus) can’t reveal to her client (catherine Keener) that she’s dating the latter’s ex in this dramedy of manners from writer-director nicole (Please Give) holofcener. also starring toni collette and the late, great James gandolfini. (92 min, Pg-13. Roxy, Savoy) iNeQUAlitY FoR All: former labor Secretary Robert Reich offers his explanations of the growing u.S. income divide, and director Jacob Kornbluth illustrates them with interviews from people on both sides, in this documentary. (85 min, nR. Savoy) mAcHete kills: danny trejo returns as the titular ass kicker in this action sequel in which the u.S. government recruits him to fight a Mexican superbaddie planning to launch a space weapon. with alexa Vega, demian bichir, Mel gibson and lots of celebrity cameos. Robert Rodriguez directed. (108 min, R. Essex, Majestic, Palace) mUseUm HoURs: a canadian gets an unusually comprehensive tour of Vienna’s history and culture from an austrian museum guard in this “essay film” from director Jem cohen. with Mary Margaret O’hara and bobby Sommer. (107 min, nR. Palace)

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elYsiUmHHH: Matt damon plays — who else? — the hero in writer-director neill blomkamp’s futuristic action drama, in which the rich live in a space station and the poor are confined to a disgusting slum known as Earth. with Jodie foster and Sharlto copley. (109 min, R) tHe FAmilY1/2: luc besson, producer of Taken, continued his work of making french people look dumb to americans and vice versa by writing and directing this action comedy about a Mafia clan forced to relocate to normandy. Robert de niro, tommy lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer and diana agron star. (111 min, R)

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gmo omgHH1/2: director Jeremy Seifert gives genetically modified foods the Morgan Spurlock treatment in this documentary about his quest to find out exactly what they are and whether they should be freaking you out. (85 min, nR)

15 local wineries & cideries, Great Lucy Grape Stomp, several local restaurants, and new this year. RACE TO TASTE student/chef cooking competition. The first 750 get a free wine tote bag. The first 1500 get a commemorative wine glass.

gRAvitYHHHHH: Sandra bullock and george clooney play an astronaut and a medical engineer who find themselves adrift in space after their shuttle is destroyed. alfonso (Children of Men) cuarón directed. (91 min, Pg-13) HAUte cUisiNeHHH: foodie film alert! catherine frot plays hortense laborie in the story of how she became françois Mitterrand’s personal chef. with arthur dupont and Jean d’Ormesson. christian Vincent directed. (95 min, Pg-13)

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tHe HeAtHHHH: an uptight fbI agent is forced to partner with a free-wheeling boston cop in this buddy comedy starring Melissa Mccarthy and Sandra bullock. guess which one plays which? with demián bichir, Marlon wayans and Jane curtin. Paul (Bridesmaids) feig directed. (117 min, R)

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BAggAge clAimH1/2: a flight attendant (Paula Patton) gives herself just 30 days to find a fiancé who won’t leave her up in the air in this very retrosounding rom com directed by david E. talbert and based on his novel. with taye diggs and Jill Scott. (97 min, Pg-13)

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cloUDY WitH A cHANce oF meAtBAlls 2HHH: In this sequel to the animated family hit, a hapless inventor (voiced by bill hader) must leave his new job when his food-generating machine once again goes haywire. with anna faris, James caan and neil Patrick harris. cody cameron and Kris Pearn directed. (94 min, Pg)

H = refund, please HH = could’ve been worse, but not a lot HHH = has its moments; so-so HHHH = smarter than the average bear HHHHH = as good as it gets

lee DANiels’ tHe BUtleRHHH: The director of Precious — and, sadly, The Paperboy — brings us this drama about a white house butler (forest whitaker) who serves seven different presidents and witnesses the rise of the civil rights movement. with Oprah winfrey and david Oyelowo. (132 min, Pg-13)

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Fri 10/11, Mon 10/14, Thu 10/17 Haute Cuisine (PG-13): 5:20 Populaire (R): 1:00, 9:15 Museum Hours (NR): 3:15, 7:10

Sat 10/12 & Tue 10/15 Salinger (PG-13): 3:10 Blackfish (PG-13): 5:30 The Patience Stone (R): 1:00, 7:10 Enough Said (PG-13) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Thanks For Sharing (R) 4:20, 6:40, 9:10

Sat 10/12, Sun 10/13, Tue 10/15, Wed 10/16 Haute Cuisine (PG-13): 1:00, 7:20 Populaire (R): 3:00 Museum Hours (NR): 5:15, 9:10

Sun 10/13 & Wed 10/16 Salinger (PG-13) 7:00 Blackfish (PG-13): 1:00, 5:10 The Patience Stone (R): 3:00, 9:20 Enough Said (PG-13) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Thanks For Sharing (R) 4:20, 6:40, 9:10

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iNsiDioUs: cHApteR 2HH1/2: Patrick wilson and Rose byrne play a couple trying to figure out exactly why they keep getting haunted in this scare-movie sequel directed, like the original, by James (The Conjuring) wan. with barbara hershey and ty Simpkins. (106 min, Pg-13)

Fri 10/11, Mon 10/14, Thu 10/17 Salinger (PG-13): 1:00, 7:00 Blackfish (PG-13): 3:20, 9:20 The Patience Stone (R): 5:00 Enough Said (PG-13) 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Thanks For Sharing (R) 4:20, 6:40, 9:10

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10 Fayette Rd, S. Burlington, 660-9300

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DoN JoNHHH: Joseph gordon-levitt wrote, directed and stars in this dramedy about a Jersey guy with a porn fixation struggling to find happiness with a real woman. with Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. (90 min, R)

222 College St, Burlington, 864-4742

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BlUe JAsmiNeH: cate blanchett, alec baldwin and Sally hawkins star in woody allen’s latest drama, in which a fallen socialite heads to her estranged sister’s San francisco apartment to put her life back together. (98 min, Pg-13)

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BiG picture theater

48 Carroll Rd. (off Rte. 100), Waitsfield, 496-8994, bigpicturetheater.info

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 5, 6:45. elysium 5, 7. friday 11 — thursday 17 not Fade away Fri: 7. Sat and Sun: 1, 7. Mon and Tues: 7.

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friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 12:15, 8:55. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d 2:25, 4:35, 6:45. don Jon 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25. The Family 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10. Gravity 12:15, 5:20, 6:30, 9:45. Gravity 3d 1, 2:20, 3:10, 4:25, 7:30, 8:45. *machete kills 12:20, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. prisoners 12:05, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20. runner runner 12:50, 3, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30. rush 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40.

Rte. 100, Morrisville, 888-3293, bijou4.com

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wednesday 9 — thursday 10 cloudy with a chance of meatballs 6:40. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d 4. Gravity 4. Gravity 3d 6:50. insidious: chapter 2 7. prisoners 4. runner runner 4, 7:10. friday 11 — thursday 17 cloudy with a chance of meatballs Fri: 6:40. Sat: 1:10, 6:40, 8:30. Sun: 1:10, 6:40. Mon: 6:40. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d Fri: 8:30. Sat and Sun: 3:30. Mon: 6:50. Gravity Fri: 9. Sat: 3:50, 9. Sun: 3:50. Gravity 3d Fri: 6:50. Sat and Sun: 1:20, 6:50. insidious: chapter 2 Fri and Sat: 7, 9. Sun to Thu: 7. prisoners Sat and Sun: 1, 3:40. runner runner Fri: 7:10, 9. Sat: 1:30, 4, 7:10, 9. Sun: 1:30, 4, 7:10. Mon to Thu: 7:10.

capitol showplace 93 State St., Montpelier, 2290343, fgbtheaters.com

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wednesday 9 — thursday 10 The Family 6:30, 9:05. Gravity 3d 6:25, 9. lee daniels’ The Butler 6:15, 9:10. prisoners 7. rush 6:15, 9.

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friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips Fri: 6:15, 9:10. Sat and Sun: 12:30, 3:25, 6:15, 9:10. Mon to Thu: 6:15, 9:10. The Family Fri: 9:15. Sat and Sun: 3:40, 9:15. Mon to Thu: 9:15. Gravity Sat and Sun: 12:45. Gravity 3d Fri: 6:30, 9. Sat and Sun: 3:40, 6:30, 9. Mon to Thu: 6:30, 9. lee daniels’ The Butler Fri: 6:15, 9:10. Sat and Sun: 12:30, 3:20, 6:15, 9:10. Mon to Thu: 6:15, 9:10. prisoners Fri: 6:10. Sat and Sun: 12:30, 6:10. Mon to Thu: 6:10. rush Fri: 6:20, 9:05. Sat: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:05. Sun: 12:40, 3:30, 6:20, 9:05. Mon to Thu: 6:20, 9:05.

esseX cinemas & t-reX theater

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21 Essex Way, #300, Essex, 8796543, essexcinemas.com

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wednesday 9 — thursday 10 Baggage claim 12:45, 2:55. *captain phillips Thu: 8. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 12:15, 8:55. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d 2:25, 4:35, 6:45. don Jon 1, 3:05, 5:10, 7:20, 9:25. The Family 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10. Gravity 12:15, 5:20, 6:30, 9:35. Gravity 3d 1, 2:20, 3:10, 4:25, 7:30, 8:45. insidious: chapter 2 2:35. *machete kills Thu: 8. prisoners 12:05, 3:10, 6:15, 9:20. runner runner 12:50, 3, 5:15, 7:20, 9:30. rush 1:15, 4:10, 7, 9:40. we’re the millers 12:10, 5.

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maJestic 10

190 Boxwood St. (Maple Tree Place, Taft Corners), Williston, 878-2010, majestic10.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 *captain phillips Thu: 8. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 1:05, 4:30. Wed: 6:45. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d Wed: 1:15, 3:30, 6, 8:10. Thu: 1:15, 3:30, 6. don Jon 1:50, 4, 6:30, 9:30. The Family 3:50, 9:15. Gravity 1, 5:15, 7:20. Gravity 3d 1:40, 3:10, 4:20, 6:40, 8:45, 9:30. insidious: chapter 2 Wed: 8:55. lee daniels’ The Butler 1, 6:20. *machete kills Thu: 8:10. prisoners 1:20, 3:20, 6:30, 8:35. runner runner 1:30, 3:50, 7:15, 9:25. rush 1:15, 4. 6:35, 9:05. we’re the millers 1:10, 3:40, 6:55, 9:20. friday 11 — sunday 13 *captain phillips 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:40. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 12:20, 9:05. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d 2:20, 4:30, 6:50. don Jon 4:10, 8:55. Gravity 11:40, 2:35, 4, 6:30, 9:15. Gravity 3d 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:35. *machete kills 12, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45. prisoners 12:30, 6:10. runner runner 12:10, 4:40, 7, 9:20. rush 12:50, 3:40, 6:40, 9:25. we’re the millers 1, 6:20. monday 14 — thursday 17 *captain phillips 12:50, 1:45, 3, 4:45, 6, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 9:10. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d 2:20, 4:30, 6:50. don Jon 4:10, 9:30. Gravity 2:35, 4, 6:20, 8:50. Gravity 3d 12:50, 2:50, 5, 7:15, 9:30. *machete kills 1:50, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15. prisoners 1:05, 8:30. runner runner 1, 4:40, 7, 9:20. rush 1:05, 3:40, 6:20, 9. we’re the millers 1:40, 6:20.

marQuis theatre Main St., Middlebury, 388-4841

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 Gravity 3d 7. prisoners 7. friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips Fri: 6, 9. Sat: 1, 6, 9. Sun: 1, 7. Mon to Thu: 7. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 Fri: 6, 8:30. Sat: 1, 6, 8:30. Sun: 1, 7. Mon to Thu: 7. Gravity Fri and Sat: 6:30. Gravity 3d Fri: 9. Sat: 1, 9. Sun: 1, 7. Mon to Thu: 7.

movies phillips Thu: 8. Gravity 1:40, 6:30. Gravity 3d 1, 3, 5, 7:10, 9:25. lee daniels’ The Butler 3:45, 8:40. manhattan shorts 3:40, 9. prisoners 1:05, 3:30, 6:20, 8:50. runner runner 1:30, 4, 7, 9:20. rush 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:10. Pop-Up Film Festival, friday 11 — thursday 17 Blackfish Fri, Mon, Thu: 3:20, 9:20. Sat and Tue: 5:30. Sun and Wed: 1, 5:10. *enough said 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15. The patience stone Fri, Mon, Thu: 5. Sat and Tue: 1, 7:10. Sun and Wed: 3, 9:20. salinger Fri, Mon, Thu: 1, 7. Sat and Tue: 3:10, 9:15. Sun and Wed: 7. Thanks for sharing 4:20, 6:40, 9:10. friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips 1:05, 1:35, 3:40, 6:15, 8:50. runner runner 1:20, 3:30, 6. Gravity 3:25, 7:25. Gravity 3d 1:25, 5:25, 9:25. rush 8:30.

palace 9 cinemas 10 Fayette Dr., South Burlington, 864-5610, palace9.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 don Jon 12:45, 4:20, 6:20, 9:20. *eXhiBition: vermeer and music: The art of love and leisure Thu: 7:30. The Family 12:50. insidious: chapter 2 3:20. prisoners 1:10, 3, 6:15, 8:20. runner runner 12:40, 2:50, 5, 7:10, 9:20. friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips Fri to Sun: 12:40, 1:40, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30. Mon to Thu: 1, 1:40, 3:40, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30. cloudy with a chance of meatballs Fri to Sun: 12:30, 4:50, 9:05. Mon to Thu: 3:50, 7. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 3d Fri to Sun: 2:40, 7. Mon to Thu: 1:35, 9:05. don Jon 4:10, 9:15. Gravity 1:20, 6:20. Gravity 3d 12:50, 2:50, 4:55, 7:05, 9:10. haute cuisine Fri: 5:20. Sat and Sun: 1, 7:20. Mon to Thu: 5:20. lee daniels' The Butler Fri to Sun: 12:35, 6:40. Mon to Thu: 1:05, 6:40. *machete kills 1:10, 4, 6:45, 9. *museum hours Fri: 3:15, 7:10. Sat and Sun: 5:15, 9:10. Mon to Thu: 3:15, 7:10. populaire Fri: 1, 9:15. Sat and Sun: 3. Mon to Thu: 1, 9:15. prisoners 3:30, 8:25. runner runner Fri to Sun: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 9:20. Mon to Thu: 1:20, 4:30, 6:30, 9:20.

paramount twin cinema 241 North Main St., Barre, 4799621, fgbtheaters.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 6:30, 9. runner runner 6:30, 9. friday 11 — thursday 17 cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 Fri and Mon to Thu: 6:30, 9. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d Sat and Sun: 12:45, 3:15. runner runner Fri: 6:30, 9. Sat and Sun: 12:45, 3:15, 6:30, 9. Mon to Thu: 6:30, 9.

the savoy theater 26 Main St., Montpelier, 2290509, savoytheater.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 Gmo omG 6, 8. haute cuisine (les saveurs du palais) 6:30. populaire 8:30. friday 11 — thursday 17 *enough said Fri: 6:30, 8:30. Sat and Sun: 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30. Mon: 9. Tue to Thu: 6:30, 8:30. *inequality for all Fri: 6, 8. Sat and Sun: 1, 3:30, 6, 8. Mon to Thu: 6, 8. northern Borders Mon: 6:30.

stowe cinema 3 pleX Mountain Rd., Stowe, 2534678. stowecinema.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 *captain phillips Thu: 8. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 in 3d 7. Gravity 3d 7. prisoners 7. friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips Fri: 6:45, 9:10. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 6:45, 9:10. Mon: 2:30, 7. Tue to Thu: 7. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 3d Fri: 6:30, 8:30. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30. Mon: 2:30, 4:30, 7. Tue to Thu: 7. Gravity Fri: 7, 9:05. Sat and Sun: 2:30, 4:30, 7, 9:05. Mon: 2:30, 4:30, 7. Tue to Thu: 7.

sunset drive-in theatre

155 Porters Point Road, just off Rte. 127, Colchester, 862-1800. sunsetdrivein.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 7:30 followed by The smurfs 2 9:35. The Family 7:30 followed by The world's end 9:40. lee daniels' The Butler 7:30 followed by Blue Jasmine 9:50. we're the millers 7:30 followed by The heat 9:45. friday 11 — thursday 17 cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 7:30 followed by The smurfs 2 9:35. The Family 7:30 followed by The world's end 9:40. lee daniels' The Butler 7:30 followed by Blue Jasmine 9:50. we're the millers 7:30 followed by The heat 9:45.

welden theatre

104 No. Main St., St. Albans, 5277888, weldentheatre.com

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 Full schedule not available at press time. friday 11 — thursday 17 *captain phillips Fri: 7, 9:30. Sat and Sun: 2, 7, 9:30. Mon to Thu: 7. cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 Fri: 7:05. Sat and Sun: 2:05, 4:30, 7:05. Gravity 3d Fri: 7:10, 9:30. Sat and Sun: 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30. Mon to Thu: 7:10. runner runner Fri: 9:30. Sat and Sun: 4:30, 9:30. Mon to Thu: 7:05.

merrill’s roXy cinema 222 College St., Burlington, 8643456, merrilltheatres.net

wednesday 9 — thursday 10 Blue Jasmine 1:20, 6:50. *captain

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popUlAiReHHH: Back in 1959, typing was … a sport? In this French romantic comedy set in the “Mad Men” era, a businessman encourages his slow-poke secretary to train for the National Speed Typing Championship. Deborah François and Romain Duris star. Régis Roinsard directed. (111 min, R)

We’Re tHe milleRsHH: Jason Sudeikis plays a small-time pot dealer who hires a fake family to evade suspicion on a big border-crossing run. Needless to say, it’s not your typical all-American road trip that follows in this comedy from Rawson Marshall Thurber. Also starring Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter. (112 min, R)

pRisoNeRsHHHH1/2: A father (Hugh Jackman) will stop at nothing to apprehend the abductor of his 6-year-old daughter and her friend in this intense drama from director Denis (Incendies) Villeneuve. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano and Maria Bello. (153 min, R)

tHe WoRlD’s eNDHHHH: The team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz brings us the summer’s second apocalyptic comedy, in which a group of pub crawlers discover that humanity’s future depends on their epic drink-athon. With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman. Edgar Wright directed. (109 min, R)

RUNNeR RUNNeRHH: Justin Timberlake plays a college student who wades dangerously deep into the world of high-stakes online poker in this thriller; Ben Affleck is his adversary. With Gemma Arterton. Brad (The Lincoln Lawyer) Furman directed. (91 min, R)

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RUsHHH: Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl play fierce Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda in this fact-based racing film set in the 1970s. With Olivia Wilde. Ron Howard directed. (123 min, R) sAliNGeRHH: Shane Salerno directed this documentary about the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, featuring Edward Norton, John Cusack, Judd Apatow and others. (129 min, PG-13) tHe smURFs 2HHH: Oh, no! Gargamel has abducted Smurfette! And he’s building an army of Naughties! Or something. The tiny, collectivist blue gnomes star in their second animated adventure for the family audience. With the voices of Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry and Jayma Mays. Raja Gosnell directed. (104 min, PG) tHANKs FoR sHARiNGHH1/2: Stuart Blumberg makes his directorial debut with this ensemble drama about a group of sex addicts trying to learn how to have relationships. With Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Pink and Mark Ruffalo. (112 min, R)

AFteR eARtHH1/2 Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan teams up with dynamic duo Will and Jaden Smith for this sci-fi adventure about a father and son stranded on Earth 1000 years after humans abandoned it. With Isabelle Fuhrman and Sophie Okonedo. (100 min, PG-13) tHe HANGoveR pARt iiiH1/2 Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis become the Wolfpack once more for yet another night of weirdness — no weddings required. With Melissa McCarthy, Heather Graham and Ken Jeong. Todd Phillips directed. (100 min, R)

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mUcH ADo ABoUt NotHiNGHHHH Do you love word play? Are you kind of a geek? Have you ever wanted to see Capt. Malcolm Reynolds play Shakespeare’s Dogberry? Director Joss Whedon obliges you with this version of the Bard’s comedy set in modern LA and starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof and Nathan Fillion. (109 min, PG-13)

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and croak “redrum” every chance you get. But do you really know what The Shining is about, or what makes it a masterpiece? According to the five film critics who narrate this documentary from director Rodney Ascher, you don’t know jack (or Jack).

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Seattle police accused Joseph V. Floyd Jr., 58, of repeatedly hitting a man in a wheelchair over the head with a 16-pound tub of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Floyd admitted pouring ersatz butter on the victim’s head because he objected to the man’s playing his television too loudly but denied hitting him. (Seattle’s KIRO-TV)

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Sleep texting is the latest side effect of technology, according to Seattle neurologist Dr. Lina Fine, who reported growing numbers of patients expressing concerns that they’re texting in their sleep but don’t remember. “The smartphone has become a common way to communicate,” Fine said. “It’s reflexive to go for something we use the most.” She added that people are engaged with so many digital devices nowadays, “we never really fall asleep.” Sleep medicine specialist Dr. William DePaso said people have to be awake at least 30 seconds to remember. “My son can probably send 20 text messages in that time,” he commented. (Seattle’s KOMO-TV) Scottish health authorities reported a rash of injuries to babies from swallowing laundry detergent capsules. The brightly colored pods attract infants, but their alkaline chemicals can burn throats and prove fatal, according to the National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde. In response, the Royal Society for the Prevention of

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Chicken nuggets contain only 50 percent or less chicken muscle tissue from breasts and thighs, according to Mississippi researchers. The rest is a mix of fat, blood vessels and nerves from skin and internal organs. “Some companies have chosen to use an artificial mixture of chicken parts rather than low-fat chicken white meat, batter it up and fry it and still call it chicken,” said Dr. Richard D. deShazo of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, who reported the study’s findings in the American Journal of Medicine. (Reuters) Two years after concerns over pinkslime prompted Fairfax County, Va., to replace additive-filled hamburgers on school lunch menus with all-beef pat-

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ties, it’s returning to adulterated burgers because students complained the beef burgers didn’t look or taste right. For one thing, their centers were pink, since the all-beef patties lacked caramel coloring. The old burgers contained 27 ingredients, including caramel coloring and pink slime, a combination of beef scraps and connective tissue sprayed with ammonia gas to kill pathogens. The all-beef burgers contained only beef. The new patties have 26 additives, including the caramel coloring but lacking pink slime. “Students are our customers,” Penny McConnell, the county’s food and nutritional service director, said, “and we listen to them and implement their requests if possible.” (Washington Post)

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A 3-year-old boy received first- and second-degree burns while riding with his mother in Provo, Utah, after an e-cigarette exploded in their car. Kinzie Barlow said she noticed a strange smell while charging the device, “then there was a big bang, and kind of a flash, and there’s smoke everywhere.” She explained that a white-hot copper coil shot out into the boy’s car seat, where it burned through the fabric, melted the hard plastic and sent flames up the boy’s body. Barlow tried to smother the flames with her shirtsleeve, but it caught fire. She finally doused the flames with iced coffee. (Salt Lake City’s KSTU-TV)

Coupon-dealing Groupon offered its Indian users onions for 9 rupees per kilo (6-plus cents a pound) just as the price of onions skyrocketed to 100 rupees per kilo. Groupon sold 6613 pounds of onions in 44 minutes and 15,000 pounds total by the time its website overloaded and crashed. Explaining that the promotion was aimed at getting shoppers’ attention, Anur Warikoo, CEO of Groupon in India, said that even before the price of onions tripled in two months, they hadn’t been priced at 9 rupees since 1999. “We wanted to sell it at a price that most of us have completely forgotten,” he said. (Al Jazeera America)

A British safari park hired guards to enforce a new dress code aimed at keeping visitors from scaring the animals. The restrictions against clothing resembling the hides of giraffes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs and tigers affect a 22-acre, Serengetistyle reserve at Chessington World of Adventure, where visitors are driven while animals roam free. “Animals are getting confused when they see what looks like zebras and giraffes driving across the terrain in a 7.5-ton truck,” park official Natalie Dilloway said. (Britain’s The Guardian)

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to be clear that there’s something about it you don’t like and want to change. If you fail to deal with this doubt now, you might suddenly quit and run away somewhere down the line. be proactive now and you won’t be rash later.

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The advice I’m about to dispense may have never before been given to Libras in the history of horoscopes. It might also be at odds with the elegance and decorum you like to express. Nevertheless, I am convinced that it is the proper counsel. I believe it will help you make the most out of the highly original impulses that are erupting and flowing through you right now. It will inspire you to generate a mess of fertile chaos that will lead to invigorating long-term innovations. Ready? The message comes from Do the Work, a book by Steven Pressfield: “Stay primitive. The creative act is primitive. Its principles are of birth and genesis.”

aRies (March 21-April 19): sometimes you

gemiNi (May 21-June 20): In accordance with your current astrological omens, I authorize you to be like a bird in the coming week — specifically, like a bird as described by the zoologist norman J. berrill: “to be a bird is to be more intensely alive than any other living creature. birds have hotter blood, brighter colors, stronger emotions. They live in a world that is always present, mostly full of joy.” take total advantage of the soaring grace period ahead of you, Gemini. sing, chirp, hop around, swoop, glide, love the wind, see great vistas, travel everywhere, be attracted to hundreds of beautiful things and do everything. caNceR

(June 21-July 22): “The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired,” wrote nikos Kazantzakis in his book Report to Greco. I’m hoping that when you read that statement, Cancerian, you will feel a jolt of melancholy. I’m hoping you will get a vision of an exciting experience that you have always wanted but have not yet managed to bring into your life. Maybe this provocation will goad you into finally conjuring up the more intense desire you would need to actually make your dream come true.

leo (July 23-Aug. 22): “It is truly strange how

long it takes to get to know oneself,” wrote the prominent 20th-century philosopher Ludwig

ViRgo (Aug. 23-sept. 22): “I’d rather be in

the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking about the mountains,” said the naturalist John Muir. Let that serve as your inspiration, Virgo. These days, you need to be at the heart of the hot action, not floating in a cloud of abstract thoughts. The dream has to be fully embodied and vividly unfolding all around you, not exiled to wistful fantasies that flit through your mind’s eye when you’re lonely or tired or trying too hard. The only version of God that’s meaningful to you right now is the one that feeds your lust for life in the here and now.

scoRPio (oct. 23-nov. 21): two years ago a british man named sean Murphy decided he had suffered enough from the painful wart on his middle finger. so he drank a few beers to steel his nerves, and tried to blast the offending blemish off with a gun. The operation was a success in the sense that he got rid of the wart. It was less than a total victory, though, because he also annihilated most of his finger. May I suggest that you not follow Murphy’s lead, scorpio? now is a good time to part ways with a hurtful burden, but I’m sure you can do it without causing a lot of collateral damage. sagittaRiUs (nov. 22-Dec. 21): Grace has been trickling into your life lately, but I suspect that it may soon start to flood. A spate of interesting coincidences seems imminent. There’s a good chance that an abundance of tricky luck will provide you with the leverage and audacity you need to pull off minor miracles. How much slack is available to you? Probably as much as you want. so ask for it! Given all these blessings, you are in an excellent position to expunge any cynical

attitudes or jaded theories you may have been harboring. for now at least, it’s realistic to be optimistic.

caPRicoRN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn innovator Jeff bezos built Amazon.com from the ground up. He now owns The Washington Post, one of America’s leading newspapers. It’s safe to say he might have something to teach us about translating big dreams into practical realities. “We are stubborn on vision,” he says about his team. “We are flexible in details.” In other words, he knows exactly what he wants to create, but is willing to change his mind and be adaptable as he carries out the specific work that fulfills his goals. That’s excellent advice for you, Capricorn, as you enter the next phase of implementing your master plan. aQUaRiUs

(Jan. 20-feb. 18): Here’s the horoscope I would like to be able to write for you by the first week of December: “Congratulations, Aquarius! your quest for freedom has begun to bear tangible results. you have escaped a habit that had subtly undermined you for a long time. you are less enslaved to the limiting expectations that people push on you. even your monkey mind has eased up on its chatter and your inner critic has at least partially stopped berating you. And the result of all this good work? you are as close as you have ever come to living your own life — as opposed to the life that other people think you should live.”

Pisces (feb. 19-March 20): “It’s an unbear-

able thought that roses were not invented by me,” wrote russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. you’re not as egotistical as Mayakovsky, Pisces, so I doubt you’ve ever had a similar “unbearable thought.” And it is due in part to your lack of rampaging egotism that I predict you will invent something almost as good as roses in the coming weeks. It may also be almost as good as salt and amber and mist and moss; almost as good as kisses and dusk and honey and singing. your ability to conjure up long-lasting beauty will be at a peak. your creative powers will synergize with your aptitude for love to bring a new marvel into the world.

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(April 20-May 20): Jugaad is a Hindi-urdu word that can be translated as “frugal innovation.” People in India and Pakistan use it a lot. It’s the art of coming up with a creative workaround to a problem despite having to deal with logistical and financial barriers. Masters of jugaad call on ingenuity and improvisation to make up for sparse resources. I see this as your specialty right now, taurus. Although you may not have abundant access to VIPs and filthy riches, you’ve nevertheless got the resourcefulness necessary to come up with novel solutions. What you produce may even turn out better than if you’d had more assets to draw on.

Wittgenstein. “I am now 62 years old, yet just one moment ago I realized that I love lightly toasted bread and loath bread when it is heavily toasted. for over 60 years, and quite unconsciously, I have been experiencing inner joy or total despair at my relationship with grilled bread.” your assignment, Leo, is to engage in an intense phase of self-discovery like Wittgenstein’s. It’s time for you to become fully conscious of all the small likes and dislikes that together shape your identity.


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I love to pleasure my partner with my tongue. Since I know she enjoys anal stimulation, I tried to use my tongue there too, but she was concerned about bacteria. She mentioned something about bacteria going from one opening to another and causing problems. Can you explain?

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Anilingus, more commonly known as rimming, can be a highly pleasurable experience for both giver and receiver. Not only does it feel good, but orally stimulating your partner’s posterior can feel invigoratingly naughty and taboo. That said, there are a number of health concerns to consider before tossing your lover’s salad, as they say. When using your tongue, fingers or any other body part to stimulate your partner, you should never double dip. When common bacteria from the anal region is introduced to the vagina and urethra, it can cause urinary tract infections and vaginitis (that’s why ladies should always wipe front to back). But your partner isn’t the only one at risk — ingesting fecal matter can introduce you to bacteria and parasites like E.coli and giardia. To protect both of you, consider using a dental dam as a protective barrier between your tongue and her ass. A thorough washing with mild soap goes a long way to freshening up the posterior, but you can never truly sanitize it. If you can’t get your hands on a dental dam, you can improvise with an unlubricated condom or latex glove (powder free, please) — simply cut down the middle and stretch the material over the opening of the anus. For added pleasure, use a dab of lube on her side of the dental dam — the slippery sensation will feel great. If you don’t use a protective barrier, be sure to give your mouth a good swish with antiseptic mouthwash when you’re done. Above all else, I commend you for getting down and dirty with your partner — anal stimulation can be wildly pleasurable. Just remember: When you’re hungry for some rimming, use protection and make sure to keep her ass as the main course — spreading anal bacteria around could make you lose your sexual appetite.

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