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Lecture: 2 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 $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Literary

Author event: 5:30 p.m. Amitava Kumar, author of the widely praised "Lunch with a Bigot," discusses his new novel, "Immigrant, Montana." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Theater

"The Phantom Tollbooth": 4 p.m. The musical adaptation of the classic book by Norton Juster. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and can be purchased at www.westonplayhouse.org. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston.

Friday

Theater

"The Phantom Tollbooth": 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Poet, novelist, and essayist April Bernard, author of "Brawl & Jag," and author Peter Trachtenberg, the author of "7 Tattoos," "The Book of Calamities" and "Another Insane Devotion." A part of Writers Reading, hosted by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars. All readings are free and open to the public. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Author event: 6 p.m. Non-diet dietician Jenna Hollenstein presents "Eat to Love: A Mindful Guide to Transforming Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Life." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Saturday

Theater

"The Phantom Tollbooth": 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Music

Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks: 8 p.m. Bergson, a favorite of the Basement Music Series, is joined by

acclaimed soul, blues and gospel singer Hooks. Presented by the Vermont Arts Exchange. Rescheduled from January. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance through www.vtartxchange.org or by calling 800-838-3006. If not sold out, tickets are $22 at the door. Student tickets $10. Garam garam will be providing homemade food to purchase and a cash bar will be provided by Thyme Tables Catering of Shaftsbury. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington.

Blues benefit: 7 p.m. W.C Handy Award-winning blues duo Paul Rishell and Annie Raines present their stunning combination of soulful vocals, National steel guitar, and sizzling blues harp. Birthday boy and local harmonica virtuoso Bob Stannard and blues guitarist Johnny Falk will open. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Call 802 362-2607 or stop by the Library's Help Desk to purchase tickets. Hunter Room, Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the author of the memoir "Small Fry," and Jamie Quatro, author of the novel "Fire Sermon." A part of Writers Reading, hosted by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars. All readings are free and open to the public. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Crafting event: 10:30 a.m. Children are invited to a special Father's Day event where they can craft nuts-and-bolts key chains and T-shirt cards. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Sunday

Theater

"The Phantom Tollbooth": 4 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Literary

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Author event: 7 p.m. Jennifer Chang, the author of "The History of Anonymity" and "Some Say the Lark," and Susan Cheever, the author of eight nonfiction books, including "Drinking in America," a look at American History through the lens of alcoholism. A part of Writers Reading, hosted by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars. All readings are free and open to the public. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Music

Chamber choir: 4 p.m. The Burlington-based auditioned chamber choir Solaris Vocal Ensemble presents a benefit concert at the historic First Congregational Church in Manchester. Sponsored by FCC's Chancel Choir. Proceeds support the church's Organ Restoration Fund. Admission is free, with donations encouraged.

Monday

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Keith Lesmeister, the author of the story collection "We Could've Been Happy Here;" Cassie Pruyn, the author of "Bayou St. John: A Brief History" and the poetry collection "Lena;" and Walter M. Robinson, the author of "What Cannot Be Undone." A part of Writers Reading, hosted by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars. All readings are free and open to the public. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Miscellaneous

GNAT-TV dinner party: 6:15 p.m. Chef Juliette Britton joins chef Vanessa Davis prepare a summer evening al fresco picnic-style dinner. Fee $28. Visit gnat-tv.org to make reservations. GNAT-TV Studio, 6378 Route 7A, Suite 1, Sunderland.

Tuesday

Theater

"The Phantom Tollbooth": 4 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Summer birding, presented by bird diva Bridget Butler. Produced by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Vermont trivia night: 7 p.m. Teams of up to four people will compete for prizes and test their your knowledge of the Green Mountain State as well as local trivia. Hosted by Manchester Community Library and Manchester Historical Society, in partnership with Vermont Historical Society. Free. Pre-register by emailing events@mclvt.org or calling Cindy at 802-549-4577. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Wednesday

Theater

"The Phantom Tollbooth": 4 p.m. See Thursday listing.

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. Dinah Lenney, the author of "The Object Parade and Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir," and co-editor of "Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction;" and Stuart Nadler, the author of the novels "The Inseparables" and "Wise Men," and a short story collection, "The Book of Life." A part of Writers Reading, hosted by critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars. All readings are free and open to the public. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 7 p.m. Ken Gottry will present the history of the churches in Cambridge. Tours of the museum at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments following. Free. Cambridge Historical Society Museum, 2 Broad St., Cambridge, New York.

Music

Mowgli Gianitti: 6 p.m. Part of the annual summer Wednesday Woodfired Pizza and Music Nights series. Open to the public with no cover charge. West Mountain Inn, 144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington.

Songs from "The Phantom Tollbooth": 10:30 a.m. Presented by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Young Company. Free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Ongoing

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont, 1810-1860. Featured in this exhibition are engravings, maps, and books published and/or illustrated by the "Greenbush Group," a small circle of artisans, entrepreneurs, and printmaker/publishers from Windsor County, Vermont. Through Sept. 15. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason. Small in size, yet vast in scale and power. Through Sept. 8. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum 75 Main St., Bennington.

Passage in Time: Works by Barbara Ackerman. Through June 23. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

(Im)Possibilities of Landscape: This senior curatorial work by Bennington College graduate Sophia Gasparro '19 explores representations of landscape, domesticity, and sense of place, utilizing Bennington's unique collection of art, including pieces like Wallace Putnam's 1959 Horse and Cart on Beach, and Charles Burchfield's 1915 studies for paintings. Through Sept. 1. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 VT-7A, Shaftsbury.


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