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Thursday

Theater

"Almost, Maine": 7 p.m. The MAUHS Drama Club's final play of the season, a romantic comedy comprised of nine short plays on the theme of love and loss in a remote, mythical Maine town. This is the last Drama Club production to be directed by Tim Foley, who retires after 20 years of bringing outstanding plays and musicals to the Bennington community. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online (at mauhsvt.booktix.com), at the high school main office, or at the door. For more information, call 802-447-7511. Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St., Bennington.

Friday

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. William Bryant Logan reads from "Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees." Logan travels from the English fens to Spain, California, and Japan to rediscover and celebrate once common and practical ecology. Free. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Theater

"Almost, Maine": 7 p.m. See Thursday listing.

"Seussical": 7 p.m. Hoosick Falls Central School Drama Club's production of the musical, on the themes of diversity, acceptance, friendship and loyalty. Favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and Jojo. Free. Hoosick Falls High School Auditorium, 21187 New York 22, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

"Oscar Clyde Denman": 7 p.m. A one-act play by Jennifer Jasper about a young woman, who, with the aid of her butler, is collecting her thoughts and things as she prepares for life out in the world. Jasper, an award-winning playwright, recently relocated from Seattle, Washington to Bennington. For more information, call 802-446-2044. The Sparkle Barn, 1509 US-7, Wallingford.

One Act Festival: 7:30 p.m. " H.R." by Eric Coble, "The Game" by Natalie Bates, "A Marriage Proposal" written by Anton Chekhov and "Compos Mentis" by Marilyn Millstone. Tickets are available online at dorsetplayers.org or by calling 802-867-5777. Box office opens two hours before each performance.

Saturday

Theater

"Almost, Maine": 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Thursday listing.

"Seussical": 7 p.m. See Friday listing.

"Oscar Clyde Denman": 7 p.m. See Friday listing.

One Act Festival: 7:30 p.m. See Friday listing.

Film

"Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood": 4 p.m. An immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio, presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students, and may be purchased online at bbatickets.com. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Erica Boyce reads and discusses her debut novel, "The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Sunday

Theater

"Seussical": 1 p.m. See Friday listing.

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One Act Festival: 2 p.m. See Friday listing.

Music

The Lonesome Ace Stringband: 3 p.m. An old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music, presented in partnership with the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival in Manchester. With Terrible Mountain Stringband. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free, but must have a ticket. Use ticket designation: "Under12". Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St, Weston.

Miscellaneous

Spring Social and Exhibition Opening: 3 to 5 p.m. Join special guest Alan David Griswold, great grandson of Minnie Griswold, whose home is the focus of "Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport." Enjoy discussions with Griswold; Jamie Franklin, curator of Bennington Museum; Andy Kolovos of the Vermont Folklife Center and Eileen Travell of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Free and open to the public. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Literary Tea: 2 p.m. Lea Newman, the author of "Robert Frost: The People, Places and Stories Behind His New England Poetry," reads some of his poetry and discusses his life. The event will feature sweet and savory treats, and a special Robert Frost tea blended for the event and donated by Simpson & Vail. To benefit Oldcastle Theatre. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained at Oldcastle Theatre (802-447-0564) and The Bennington Bookshop. Oldcastle Theatre Co., 331 Main St., Bennington.

Armchair Travel Series: 4 p.m. Sherri Alper and Clare de Zengotita revisit their African adventure. Sponsored by Equinox Village and presented by Manchester Community Library; free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk. For information, call 802-362-2607. Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester Center.

Tuesday

Film

Contemporary Film Series: 1 p.m. A musical sequel of a nanny's return to the Banks's family during a difficult time in their lives. Free and open to the public. For more information and the title of the film, call: 802-362-2607 or visit www.mclvt.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Skidmore College professor Amon Emeka talks about the children of immigrants in the U.S. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Wednesday

Literary

Author event: 5:30 p.m. Karen Gross presents her book of children's poetry, "Flying Umbrellas & Red Boats." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Ongoing

Marie Lorenz: Waterways: An exhibition of videos and handmade boats from the artist's investigations of bodies of water as revealing public spaces. On display April 6 through May 19; artist talk April 15 at 2:30 p.m. in CAPA Symposium, opening reception April 18 in Usdan Gallery. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

Up Home: Hand-Colored Photographs by Susanne and Neil Rappaport. First unveiled at the Vermont Folklife Center in February, 2018, the exhibit includes a collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs taken in Minnie Griswold's Pawlet, Vermont home. March 30 through June 11. Bennington Museum, 75 main St., Bennington.

Paintings by Mark Berry: Sundays from 11 a.m.-noon. Gallery, UU Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School St., Bennington.

Works on Paper: A Decade of Collecting. Featuring a disparate body of works, from historic to contemporary and self-taught works, to creations by Bennington Modernists. Artists represented include Gayleen Aiken, Milton Avery, Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, Paul Feeley, Luigi Lucioni, Duane Michals, and Norman Rockwell. Through May 5. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

The Mind's Eye: Paintings, Sculpture, and Books by Paul Katz. Featuring a variety of works, including paintings, sculpture and drawing books, mainly from Katz's Prelude and Interlock series. Through May 27. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Vermont Folk Sculpture: Recent acquisition. a Carved Corner Post, c. 1900 created by Russell Risley (1842-1927) of Kirby, Vermont. John T. Harrison, Jr. Orientation Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Student Art Exhibition: Featuring artwork by the region's elementary, middle and high school students, in a display ranging from whimsical projects by the young students to more advanced work of older students. Through March 12. Parmelee and Limric Galleries, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

A Century of Caring: Special exhibition of artifacts, stories, and images from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's 100-year history. Admission $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans, and AAA members. Students and children are free. Laumeister Art Center, 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington.


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