Daily Events

Jun 30-Nov 4 - Bennington

"Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont"

Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont sheds light on an important, under-studied aspect of our state's history, focusing on the role of many government sponsored New Deal projects in fostering a culture of creativity and innovation in the Green Mountains, 1933-1943. The many artists, writers, and civil workers whose products were funded through the New Deal, helped document the state's history, record its conditions during the Depression and attendant recovery, and build the infrastructure that continues to benefit us today. The exhibition will feature paintings by Francis Colburn, Ronald Slayton among others, photographs, furniture from Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabins, archival documentation of New Deal projects such as letters, as well as transcriptions and audio recordings of Vermonters created by the Federal Writers Project. benningtonmuseum.org

 

Sep 24 - Bennington

"Make a Book Commercial"

Stop by the Bennington Free Library from 6-7pm to be a part of The Great American Read series. CAT-TV will help individuals and groups make and air(optional) a book commercial to support your favorite book! All book lovers are encouraged to participate. And don't forget to vote for your favorite book beginning October 1st through October 21st either on the Library website or in person at the Library benningtonfreelibrary.org. And check out the PBS series in partnership with the American Library Association at pbs.org/greatamericanread

 

Sep 27 - Bennington

"Make a Book Commercial"

Stop by the Bennington Free Library from 6-7pm to be a part of The Great American Read series. CAT-TV will help individuals and groups make and air(optional) a book commercial to support your favorite book! All book lovers are encouraged to participate. And don't forget to vote for your favorite book beginning October 1st through October 21st either on the Library website or in person at the Library benningtonfreelibrary.org. And check out the PBS series in partnership with the American Library Association at pbs.org/greatamericanread

 

Sep 27 - Manchester

"Young Adults Open Mic Night at Manchester Community Library"

Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to the Manchester Community Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. for an open mic coffeehouse. Meet new friends and enjoy local entertainment at this relaxing midweek event. Interested in performing? Sign up in advance at bit.ly/sept18openmic or the night-of. Sing, play, read, recite, tell a story or some jokes, or just listen. Coffee, snacks, and entry are free. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. Info: 802-362-2607. mclvt.org

 

Sep 27-Oct 20 - Weston

"'Two Trains Running' at Weston Playhouse"

An intimate portrait of extraordinary challenge and change. Curtain Times: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday matinee at 2pm, and Sunday matinee at 3pm. Tickets: $43. westonplayhouse.org

 

Sep 28-30 - Manchester

"Fall Art & Craft Festival"

Quaint, historic Manchester has been hosting this Fall Art and Craft Festival for nearly thirty years! Juried artists and artisans shop their wares while musicians play and chefs craft excellent eats. Meet more than 100 talented makers while you shop for a one of a kind piece. Family friendly atmosphere, specialty foods and spirits tent, all around good vibe on a perfect foliage weekend. craftproducers.com

 

Sep 29-Dec 28 - Bennington

"Wall Works Presents: Greg Winterhalter"

The Bennington Free Library invites you to come and explore works by local artist Greg Winterhalter. The Wall Works display will be on view in the main reference room from the end of September through December during regular library hours. And opening reception will be held on September 29th from 2-3:30pm, a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn a little about their process and inspiration. The reception is free and open to the public, light snacks will be served. benningtonfreelibrary.org

 

Oct 5-7 - Dorset

"'Witness for the Prosecution' at Dorset Players Theater"

The affable Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard's alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Romaine - who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid's surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals. dorsetplayers.org

 

Oct 5-14 - Bennington

"'Long Day's Journey Into Night' at Oldcastle Theatre"

Considered by many to be the greatest play by America's greatest dramatist. Spanning one day in the life of a tumultuous family. Eugene O'Neil changed American drama forever and his play is a living testament to the power of theatre. oldcastletheatre.com

 

Oct 6 - Bennington

"Oktoberfest"

The Norshaft Lions present Oktoberfest. Join us at the historic Colgate Park on Rte 9 West for beer, food, music, wagon rides, and other kids activities. There will be a number of vendors, all located under spacious tents allowing this event to go on rain or shine! Tickets are $8, or free for children under 12. All proceeds will benefit the community. Find out more on Facebook.

 

Oct 6 - Bennington

"Bennington Airport Re-Opening Celebration Fly-In"

The Grand Re-Opening of Bennington Airport, now that construction has finished the runway is open to air traffic once more! See everything the airport has to offer, as well as the new taxiway. Complimentary fish fries and raffle tickets for pilots. The even is open to everyone to come see the planes up close. Rain date is schedule for October 7th. benningtonairport.net

 

Oct 7 - Bennington

"Art & Architecture of the New Deal presentation at Bennington Museum"

Join Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian at the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation in Montpelier as he presents  Art & Architecture of the New Deal in Vermont.  His illustrated talk explores the New Deal art and building programs of the 1930s, with an emphasis on projects undertaken in Vermont.  A graduate of Colby College, Colman earned his MS in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont.  This presentation is free and includes admission to the Museum's summer exhibition Crash to Creativity: The New Deal in Vermont.  benningtonmuseum.org

 

Oct 10-14 - Manchester

"ITVFest"

The Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) called "the Sundance of independent television," welcomes thousands of attendees to the Green Mountains of Vermont for five days of screenings, lively panel discussions, and networking events with some of the television industry's best independent producers, content creators, and executives. The festival is lauded for both its intimacy and camaraderie as well as the 'can't-find-anywhere-else' opportunities afforded to independent television creators.

Tickets can currently be purchased at itvfest.com and those interested in being a part of the event as volunteers are encouraged to send an email.

 

Oct 13 - Manchester

"Pumpkin Carving & Harvest Festival"

A fun day for the whole family at the Equinox Valley Nursery's Annual Pumpkin Carving & Harvest Festival. This year's festival will benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue. There will be Scenic Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Carving, Live Music, Homemade Cider Donuts, Craft & Food Vendors, Bouncy House, Costume Parade, Mini Horses and so much more. Event is Rain or Shine. equinoxvalleynursery.com

 

Oct 13 - Peru

"Bromley Mountain Race"

Join Nor'east Trail Runs at 10am. This varied course climbs and descends Bromley Mountain on ski trails ranging from green to black. ~6.2 miles and 2,500' of vert! Terrain featuring work roads, grass slopes, and Bromley's infamous rocky East Side. Descend on classic New England trail cuts. Course map coming soon! This race is chip timed. 360 degrees of the best views in New England await! Run up stuff this fall in Vermont! Registration closes Friday, Oct 12 at 11:59 PM. Visit ultrasignup.com/register for more info!

 

Oct 27 - Bennington

"Fallapalooza!"

The event designed with children in mind! Pumpkin carving and painting, town trick-or-treating, face painting, and lots more will be going on throughout downtown Bennington. betterbennington.org

 

Nov 9 - Dorset

"'Bread and Roses, Too' at Dorset Players Theater"

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson, a novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 "Bread and Roses" strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. This program is FREE.  It is made possible from a grant from THE VERMONT ARTS COUNCIL. dorsetplayers.org

 

Nov 24 - Manchester

"Manchester Merriment: Tree Lighting Ceremony"

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style. Look for new additions to the list of Manchester Merriment events as the season approaches. Community Tree Lighting Celebration With Caroling and a Visit from Santa at 6pm on the Factory Point Town Green. manchestervermont.com

 

Dec 7-16 - Dorset

"'Snow White' at the Dorset Players Theater"

This family musical contains a zany, wisecracking Mirror who will only answer if spoken to in rhyme, as well as a whole court full of funny and bubbling characters. It hums with 14 lively songs, including a scary forest ballet. Snow White runs away from the evil Queen and seeks refuge with seven little miners. But the Queen and her sister, a once-powerful witch, need "a locket from the pocket of a princess that is pure." They come after Snow White, but Mirror leads members of the Queen's court into the woods to thwart their evil plans. The Queen is trapped in an ugliness spell and forced to remain that way, as the entire court reminds her (in a rousing gospel song), "You're the mirror of every deed that you do!" dorsetplayers.org

 

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