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DEERFIELD VALLEY- The Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley is accepting applications for grant funding for charitable and community service organizations. Applications received by the November 30 deadline are reviewed by the fund board and a decision is reached within two weeks. Funding priorities...

Jack-o’-lanterns carved by people in the community, set up in Riverbank Park.
Wilmington- Like many things, Halloween is going to be a bit different this year. Due to the difficulty of being able to control crowding and traffic on narrow downtown sidewalks, as well as small spaces inside shops, Wilmington Works will not be organizing downtown trick-or-treating in the...

Mark Steinberg and Tony Arnold performing Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” in the Big Barn last summer.
PUTNEY- On Tuesday, October 20, artistic director Seth Knopp leads an open discussion of György Kurtág’s “Kafka Fragments” together with the Yellow Barn musicians who performed the song cycle last summer. Kurtág’s immense work is 40 fragments, ranging from less than 20 seconds to more than four...
VERMONT- Sundog Poetry Center has had a long-term partnership with Vermont-based Green Writers Press, publishing anthologies on poetry and poetic craft, as well as books by established Vermont writers.
Building on this tradition, Sundog Poetry Center is pleased to announce the inaugural...

Photograph by Federico Pardo from “Ice Shanties: Fishing, People & Culture.”
BRATTLEBORO- Six new exhibits open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Saturday, October 24, including an important survey of mid-20th century figurative painting; solo shows featuring Andy Yoder and Rachel Portesi; an exhibit about ice shanties organized by the Vermont Folklife Center...

Photo from the setup of the 2019 Domino Toppling Extravaganza. Michelle Frehsee
BRATTLEBORO- Veteran domino toppler and YouTube superstar Lily Hevesh returns to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center for the 13th annual Domino Toppling Extravaganza on Sunday, October 18, at 5:15 pm. The event will be livestreamed via Facebook Live. 
BMAC’s domino topplings began in...

A jazz student from the Vermont Jazz Center
BRATTLEBORO- During the week of October 12 the Vermont Jazz Center will launch its 2020 educational season. This fall’s new offerings make good use of the Jazz Center’s summer faculty; instructors can now Zoom in from afar to reach students from all around the world. VJC’s expanded educational...

Archer Mayor will be joining Bartleby’s Books for a virtual event about his new book.
WILMINGTON- Join Bartleby’s Books for a virtual event with Archer Mayor on Thursday, October 15, at 7 pm. Mayor will discuss the latest in the Joe Gunther series, “The Orphan’s Guilt,” and take questions from the online audience. 
About the book: 28 year-old Peter Rust is dead of a...
Vermont – Through November 5,  Dunkin’ is celebrating local educators with its new “Raise a Cup to Teachers” sweepstakes. The promotion asks Dunkin’ fans to nominate deserving teachers who run on Dunkin’ for a chance to win several exciting prizes, including Dunkin’ gift cards, money for the...
READSBORO- The annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, September 26, at the First Baptist Church. The event will feature delicious homemade foods including baked goods, fresh produce, and cider. 
Children will enjoy handcraft activities, painting,  and pumpkins. Crafts, books...

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