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Banjo Dan on stage August 5 One of New England’s favorite acoustic bands, Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, will play their inimitable mix of original and traditional bluegrass music at The Bennington Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Friday, August 5. The show will feature original songs from the band’s latest CD, “Fire in the Sugar House,” as well as old and new country songs, rousing fiddle and banjo tunes, gospel quartets, and imaginative adaptations of songs from a rich array of musical sources. Expect true bluegrass, dynamic and exciting, delivered with drive and passion. The Plowboys have been a top draw throughout the Northeast for more than 30 years. They have a dozen recordings and several overseas tours to their credit, including being the first American bluegrass band to tour the former Soviet Union. A Banjo Dan performance is typically full of energy, variety and spontaneous humor. Don’t miss out on this evening of New England bluegrass! Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance. For reservations, call (802) 442-7158 or visit www.thebennington.org for more information. The Bennington Center for the Arts is located on Vermont Route 9 West at 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington. The members of Banjo Dan
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Take a trip to a Las Vegas showroom of the past when the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell Pavilion continues its 2011 performance series with “Come Fly with Me,” a classic tribute to Frank Sinatra by vocalist Rob Zappulla on Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. Formerly with the modern Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Zappulla will sing songs from the American Songbook made popular by Frank Sinatra. Zappulla has honed his classic tribute to Sinatra’s song styling to a fine art, complete with witty banter. Backed by a swinging 17-piece orchestra, his recreation of these timeless hits is sure to entertain. In keeping with an atmosphere reminiscent of the historic Sands Hotel and its famous Copa Room, the Arts Center is offering a special cash martini bar, complete with a signature cocktail to celebrate the evening’s tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” Premium tickets are available for $35 for SVAC members and $40 for non-members. Side floor seating is $28 for members and $32 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Arts Center Tuesday through Sunday at 802-362-1405, visit www.svac.org or purchase single-priced tickets at the Northshire Bookstore.
“Masterpieces Known and Unknown” featured in MMF The powerful and stirring strains of Beethoven, Brahms and Weinberg will fill the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell Pavilion at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4, as Manchester Music Festival presents its fifth concert of the summer season. “Masterpieces Known and Unknown” features a stellar lineup of classical musicians including violinists Joana Genova and Joel Pitchon, violists Chauncey Patterson and Nathaniel Rosen Ariel Rudiakov, double bassist starts off with one of Steven Moran, and clarinetist Beethoven’s most popular Morrie Sherry. Also featured works, “Septet in E Flat Major, are Stephen Walt on bassoon, Op 20,” and is followed by the E. Scott Brubaker on French Jacob Weinberg piece, “Trio horn, pianist Julio Elizalde, on Hebrew Themes, Op 28.” and cellists Marie-Volcy Born in Russia in 1879, Pelletier and Nathaniel Rosen. Weinberg taught for many Rosen is a gold prize win- years at the New York College ner at the International of Music. “This composition Tchaikovsky Competition and is both lively and elegiac with a former faculty member of blazingly fast violin and cello the Manhattan School of passageworks,” said Rudiakov. Music. In 1978, he became the The final selection of the evesecond-ever American gold ning will be the powerful prize winner after pianist Van “Quartet for Piano and Strings Cliburn. Rosen is still the only in C Minor, Op 60.” American cellist to take first Tickets are $35 each, and prize at the competition. are available by calling the “This is going to be a won- MMF office at 802-362-1956 or derful evening of stirring and online at www.mmfvt.org. The memorable music,” said Ari Arkell Pavilion of the Rudiakov, artistic director of Southern Vermont Arts the Manchester Music Center is located on West Road Festival. The performance in Manchester.
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Taste of Summer to be held Aug. 6 Are you looking for a fun, affordable evening that will help to benefit a wonderful organization at the same time it entertains you? Put Saturday, August 6 on your calendar. Bennington Project Independence Adult Day Service will be hosting “A Taste of Summer on Harwood Hill” from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center, 614 Harwood Hill, Bennington. For just $15 per person or $25 per couple, you can come for a tast-
ing of fine wine and beer provided by Dennis Noel and The Bennington Beverage Outlet. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, live acoustic music by The Catbird Trio, and a specialty auction. We are planning to be out on the patio with its great view of the Battle Monument and would love to see you there! Tickets may be purchased at BPI, BBO, or from any board member. For more information, contact BPI at (802) 442-8136.
Mares to speak in East Rupert The Interfaith Council of the Northshire proudly announces nationally recognized environmentalist, Bill Mares as their “Faith and Nature” speaker, at 7 p.m., Wednesday August 3 at the restored “Calfee-Davis Barn” in East Rupert. Mares, a former teacher, Vermont legislator, and current president of the Vermont Bee Keepers Association, opens to his audiences a discussion about sustainable agriculture in Central America, focusing on the bees. Free of charge to the entire
public, Mares will provide the adult education event, called, ‘’S ‘mores Education” to the Interfaith Council’s popular youth summer camp program, “Faith and Nature Camp”. Mr. Mares will give an audio-visual presentation for the first 45 minutes followed by ample question and answer opportunity. Refreshments will follow the speaking event, including delicious “s’mores”. If you have any questions, please call the Dorset Church at (802) 867-2260.
Gold Town to perform The Manchester Chamber is pleased to host Gold Town, one of our region¹s newer hot bands in the Manchester region, for an evening of bluegrass on at 6 p.m., August 2. The band is three years young but has made an incredible impression on musical sounds in Southern Vermont in a very short time. The band was formed in the summer of 2008 and has been playing non-stop ever since. The core musicians are Josh Town on upright bass, William Mosheim on banjo and Andrew Stearns on guitar with accompanying vocalists. Gold Town enjoys collaborating with other musicians when it suits them, rounding out their sounds to include pedal steel, mandolin, electric guitar, drums, harmonica, fiddle, piano and spoons. Special thanks go to Berkshire Bank returning as the Tuesday Night Concerts on the Green Presenting Sponsor and Supporting Sponsors Orvis and Blue Flame Gas. Rain location for this year¹s concerts is Riley Rink. Visit www.visitmanchestervt.com for more information about summer events in the Manchester Region or call (802) 362-6313. All concerts are free and open to the public.
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and patriotic melodies drifted out over the grounds to the greenhouses as customers shopped. Following that performance, the group played “under the awning” on the patio at Equinox Terrace, to the delight of the residents. The Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble performs a diverse program of music on recorders of all shapes and sizes, including soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Made from a variety of wood types, the recorders include both Renaissance and Baroque styles. Other performances have been at the Manchester First Congregational Church; Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington; the Burr & Burton Academy Winter Wassail Renaissance Banquet; the Southern Vermont Arts Center Yester House Recital; the Arlington Garden Club Tour; and Art on the Green in Pawlet. The Emerald Valley Recorder Ensemble says it aims to play outside as much as possible during the summer months, so keep your ears open for the sounds of beautiful music being played around Manchester. Anyone who has a place suitable for the ensemble to play should contact Julie Freebern at 802-362-1775, Patti Kelley at 802-558-6946, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library to host Witten Aug. 4 Vermonter Matthew Witten will be at the Mark Skinner Library in Manchester at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 4. He sings songs and tells stories based in many cultures including French, Spanish, Eastern European, Chinese, Native American and African. He really knows how to get kids moving and feeling the groove with his action-packed program. Mark your calendars for this fun event for kids ages four and up. This program is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. Call the library at (802) 362-2607 for more information.
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Running of the Tories set for Aug. 7 The Arlington Recreation Park, in collaboration with the Battenkill Valley Runners, will hold the second annual “Running of the Tories,” a 5K Run/Walk Riverside Race, at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Arlington Recreation Park. A one mile Fun Run will follow at 10:00 am on the fitness trail. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arlington Recreation Park. Dick Bailey, Race Chairperson, said the “Running of the Tories” was steeped in early American history. During the Revolutionary War, the Tories were chased out of Arlington and their lands were confiscated by the patriots. In keeping with the chase, there will be a prize for the runner who catches the Tory. Awards will also be given to the top three male and female finishers and special awards for the oldest finisher and for the youngest child. There will be awards for the top five walkers. The race starts at 9:00 am at the Pavilion in the Arlington Recreation Park, with registration beginning 7:30 am. The 5K race follows the soft dirt road along the Battenkill
River and crosses the Battenkill at the Rochester Bridge to Route 313, then, follows the edge of Rte 313, past Tory Lane and in to the Recreation Park. In the park, the course follows a soft running surface on the edge of the golf course, runs along the Battenkill and on the fitness trail, ending on the lawn in front of the pavilion. The 1 mile Fun Run starts at 10:00 am and will follow the fitness trail. For online registration go to www.active.com. Same day entry fees are $15.00 for individuals, $5.00 for children under age 14, and $40.00 for a special family of four package with discounts for early registration and members of the Battenkill Valley Runners. Race participants will be able to use the Park’s facilities for picnicking, swimming, golf, tennis and canoeing or kayaking on the Battenkill River. Overnight accommodations are available at Arlington’s inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and local campgrounds. For more information on registration, entry fees and discounts go to www.toryrun.on1. net or email email@example.com.
Benefit concert to be held in Salem A concert will be held at the Salem Courthouse at 7 p.m., August 6 to aid survivors of the house explosion that killed six people recently. The show will feature sets by singer-songwriters Nathan Knowles, Wendy Bordwell, and Stephen Trombley, who will be joined on stage by special guests. The concert is free, and patrons are encouraged to make donations to help survivors of the tragedy rebuild their lives. Baked goods and soft drinks will be available at the show. Stephen Trombley is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author and songwriter, and co-founder of the band Psychoneedles with Chris Sauer of Janet Vodka, ex-Patti Smith guitarist Oliver Ray and Greenwich drummer Peter Maine. Nathan Knowles is a musician and arts in healing practitioner. A fine songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nathan has shared the stage with national acts including Bad Company and Jerry Jeff Walker. Wendy Bordwell, singer and
songwriter, has been involved with the local music scene for over a decade, in cabaret performances with Kevin McGuire at Hubbard Hall, as the duo “Tom and Wendy,” and joining forces with local songwriter/performer Nathan Knowles. For information about the concert please call Trombley at (518) 854-7571.
Library to present Auditions to be held in Dorset summer film series Get away to Paris at the Mark Skinner Library on Wednesday, August 3 at 6:30 pm when the Summer Getaway Film Series presents “Gigi”, considered the last of the great Hollywood musicals. Man-about-town Gaston (Louis Jourdan) offers them all to Gigi (Leslie Caron). But this courtesan-in-training, who’s gone from girlish gawkiness to cultured glamour, yearns for something money can’t buy. The film was shot on location in Paris in 1958 and won all nine Academy Awards that it was nominated for, more than any other film at that point in Oscar history. This bit of charming entertainment also features Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold and the classic tune “I Remember It Well”. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. The library is located at 48 West Rd. in Manchester Village. Info: (802)362.2607.
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The Dorset Players will be holding auditions for the first production of their 84th season, “Spider’s Web” by Agatha Christie. The play is set in the country home of Clarissa and Henry Hailsham-Brown. When a murder takes place in Clarissa’s drawing room and she suspects her young stepdaughter is to blame, she enlists the help of her house guests to hide the body until after her husband’s important diplomatic meeting. Her plans are thwarted when an inspector from Scotland Yard shows up at her doorstep. A classic Agatha Christie mystery, but clever and witty, light and funny. Auditions will be held at the Dorset Church on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals
will begin the following week and the production will run Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 13-16. The three female characters are: a woman in her 30s, one in her 40s or 50s, and a 12-year-old schoolgirl. The eight male characters range in age from 30s to early 60s. If you would like to audition and can’t make either of the audition dates, please contact director Angie Merwin at (802) 362-3021 or producer Lynne Worth at (802) 867-2588. Scripts are available by calling the Dorset Players office manager, Sheila Conway, at (802) 8675570 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, including upcoming shows and how to benefit by becoming a member, please visit dorsetplayers.org.
Writer to speak at Martha Canfield Library Sara J. Henry, author of the acclaimed first novel, Learning to Swim, will be at Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30 , as part of a series of mystery programs The book has been called “an auspicious debut” and “a mesmerizing confluence of mystery, intrigue, and suspense, with undercurrents of deep personal drama.” It is based in the Adirondacks in upstate New
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Fri 7/29 MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present “Music and Art of World War II” with Dr. Diane Paige and Dr. Douglas Zullo of Hartwick College from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Cost: $15. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org. SALEM “Senior Moments, An Original Musical Revue” will be staged at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, and Aug. 5 and 6, at the Fort Salem Theater, 11 E. Broadway in Salem. Additional performances will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 7. Mature cast, mature issues. Cost: $27; $25 senior citizens. Information/tickets: 518-854-9200, or www.fortsalemtheater.com.
Sat 7/30 WEST PAWLET The Pawlet Public Library will hold its 44th Annual Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday the 31st, in the gymnasium at the Mettowee Community School on Route 153 in West Pawlet. Nearly 30,000 books, games, CDs, DVDs and videos will be offered. Prices for many books range from $2 to 25 cents. Also, fill your own “Green Bag” for $3, or a supermarket plastic bag for $1, from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. There’ll be a bake sale, refreshments and raffle prizes, too. SALEM Annette Nielsen, chef and editor of “Northern Bounty Cookbook,” will give a free Blueberry Cooking Demonstration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Information: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.com. SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Moe Harrington and the White Chapel Band from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Rotary gazebo on Main Street in Salem. Featured will be bluegrass and old-time country music. Free and open to all. MANCHESTER An old-fashioned Summer Carnival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the First Baptist Church Parsonage, 98 Bonnet Street in Manchester. A “gigantic yard sale,” games, prizes, and delicious food will be featured. The rain date will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31. Information: 802-362-5335. SALEM The Washington County Band will perform show tunes, marches and pop favorites at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, at the Fort Edward Historical Assn. Free and open to all. SALEM A reception will be held for
Sun 7/31 Salem artist Tom Kerr’s “Country Roads” exhibit of pastel paintings from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Information: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.com.
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and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Village Manor in Pittsford, and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Wallingford House in Wallingford. Cost: $2 blood pressure, $5 foot care. Information: 802-775-0568.
Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will offer Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics as follows: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, Parker House, Rutland; 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Bardwell House, Rutland; 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Young-atHeart Senior Center, Poultney; and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Ira Town Hall. Cost: $2 blood pressure, $5 foot care. Information: 802-7750568.
BENNINGTON The Man of Kent Tavern and the Bennington County Meals on Wheels organization will host a Golf tournament at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Mount Anthony Country Club. A buffet breakfast will be served prior to the 9 a.m. start of play. Cost: $135 per golfer, or $540 per foursome, with proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels. Corporate and personal tee sponsorships are available at $125 each. Information/registration: Jon Bombard at 518-5732342, or email manofkenttavern@ yahoo.com.
SALEM Jane Gibson will lead a Crocheting Class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Create you own unique piece of jewelry in this class. Information/registration: 518-8547053, or email SalemCourthouse@ verizon.net.
MANCHESTER The Manchester Lions Club will present the Washington County Band performing show and Latin tunes, marches, big band medleys, a medley of Civil War tunes, and pop favorites at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, under the event tent at Hildene in Manchester (rain or shine). Free and open to all; bring a chair. Only service dogs are allowed on the grounds that will be open for picnicking beginning at 5:30 p.m. Information: Stephanie at 802362-7960, or email Stephanie@ hildene.org. MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and Finn and Stone Insurance will present a program on “The Arrival of the Seven Billionth Human Being: A Status Report on the Population Explosion” with Dr. Steven W. Sinding at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. Admission: $15. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or
Wed 8/3 www.greenmtnacademy.org. MANCHESTER The 1958 Louis Jourdan/Leslie Caron musical classic, “Gigi,” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Mark Skinner Library, 48 West Road in Manchester. Free admission and refreshments will be served. Information: 802-3622607. EAST RUPERT The Interfaith Council of the Northshire will present nationally recognized environmentalist Bill Mares with an audiovisual program on “Humans, Bees and the Global Climate Change” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Calfee-Davis Barn on Route 30 in East Rupert, three miles north of the Dorset green. Free and open to all, with refreshments.
Information: 867-2260. RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. will offer a hike at Lily Pond in Bomoseen on Thursday, Aug. 4. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Adult Center off Woodstock Avenue in Rutland to carpool. Information: Tom Copps at 774-5144. RUTLAND AREA The Rutland
Fri 8/5 RUTLAND The Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. is accepting registrations for the following activities: Pre-season Field Hockey Camp, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 through 12, for middle and high school students; Boys High School Basketball Camp, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 through 5; and Challenger British Soccer Camp, Aug. 8 through 12, age groups 4 and 5, 6 to 12, and 7 to 12. Information/registration for hockey and basketball, visit Rutland Recreation at One Deer Street (Godnick Adult Center) in Rutland, or www.rutlandrec.com. For soccer information, call Jay Thomas at 802-773-1822, Ext. 15, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Soccer registration: w w w. ChallengerSports.com. PAWLET The Pawlet Community Church is accepting registrations for its 2011-2012 Sunday School for all ages that will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. Information/registration: Norma Wedeen at 3253366. PAWLET The Pawlet Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Pawlet Village green, next to the library. Fresh produce, handmade crafts and Vermont maple products will be offered every Friday, rain or shine. BENNINGTON Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Bennington Center for the Arts on Route 9West, 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington. Cost: $20 at the door; $15 in advance at 802442-7158.
Sat 8/6 ARLINGTON The Norman’s Attic and Town-Wide Tag Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Sale locations will be in Arlington, East and West Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland, and maps will be distributed at the Arlington Community Club booth. Also, the Wild Country Cloggers will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Arlington Town Hall. Information: www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org SALEM The Summer Sounds of Salem concert series will present Blueprint from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Rotary gazebo on Main Street in Salem. Featured will be original jazz and jazz standards from the 1950s and ‘60s. Free and open to all.