Entertainment calendar for February 21-27

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Thursday

Literary

Author event: 12 p.m. Brian Knight, author of "Snowboarding in Vermont: From Burton to the US Open." Sponsored by the Dorset Historical Society. Bley House Museum, Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset.

Friday

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Emily Bernard reads from her memoir "Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine." Manchester Community Library, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Saturday

Music

Sage City Jazz Band: 8 p.m. A traditional Dixieland jazz band playing "New Orleans Style" jazz and swing. The night's proceeds go to the VAE-Masonic Hall Project, helping to restore the historic downtown building. Tickets: Adults; $18 in advance, $22 at the door, $10 students. Doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall,

504 Main St., Bennington.

Cabin Fever Dance: 7 p.m. Presented by the Cancer Center Community Crusaders. All proceeds benefit the Patient Resource Fund at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. Tickets on sale at The Village Chocolate Shoppe, 471 Main St.; Bringing You Vermont, 434 Main St.; Family Footwear, 120 Northside Drive; and Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive. Bennington Elks Club, 125 Washington Ave, Bennington.

Film

"Leaning into the Wind": 2:30 p.m. Presented in conjunction with "Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape," Images Cinema and the Clark Art Institute. Part of The View from Here, a film series exploring three different approaches to the role of landscapes in cinema: as subject, as inspiration, and as a means to explore character and emotion. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

"Columbus": 2:30 p.m. Presented in conjunction with "Turner and Constable: The Inhabited Landscape," Images Cinema and the Clark Art Institute. Part of The View from Here, a film series exploring three different approaches to the role of landscapes in cinema: as subject, as inspiration, and as a means to explore character and emotion. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 1 p.m. "Mighty Food Farm: From the Ground Up," presented by Lisa MacDougall, owner of Mighty Food Farm in Shaftsbury. Sponsored by the Bennington Branch of the American Association of University Women. Free. Unitarian Meetinghouse, 108 School St.

Lecture: 6 p.m. "The Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era," presented by Rick Winston. Manchester Community Library, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Owl Presentation and Walk: 4-6 p.m. This hike will be of only moderate difficulty and will be held weather-permitting; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations requested. Call 802-394-7836. Fee: $5 per person. Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 VT Route 315, Rupert.

Sunday

Literary

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Author event: 12:30 p.m. Award-winning journalist John Holl will speak on his latest book, "Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint." Brown's Walloomsac Taproom and Brewery, 50 Factory Hill Road, North Hoosick, New York.

Author event: 6 p.m. Pam Houston, author of "Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country." Manchester Community Library, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Monday

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. An evening with Tom Fels, author of "A Tree With Roots. Doors open at 6 p.m. for conversation and refreshments. Pangaea Fine Dining, 1 Prospect St., North Bennington.

Tuesday

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Professor George H. Shaw of Union College talks about the emergence of life on Earth. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Artists reception: 6-8 p.m. "The Body Stops Here: Keiko Narahashi and Sarah Peters." Exhibit on display from Feb. 26-March 30. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

Wednesday

Literary

Author event: 7 p.m. poet and fiction writer Monica Ferrell and poet Jessica Fisher will read from their works. Part of Bennington College's Literature Evenings series. Franklin House, Bennington College, Bennington.

Author event: 7 p.m. Bob Alper will share short stories from "Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This" and "Thanks. I Needed That." Free. Refreshments will be served. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Ongoing

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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