Entertainment calendar for January 10-16




Writers Reading: 7:30 p.m. Sarah Messer is the author of four books: "Red House," a hybrid history/memoir; "Having Once Paused: Poems of Zen Master Ikkyu," a book of translations; and the poetry books "Bandit Letters" and "Dress Made of Mice;" and Alice Mattison, whose latest novels are "Conscience" and "The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control — and Live to Tell the Tale." Bennington College Writing Seminars. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College.



Writers Reading: 7 p.m. Garth Greenwell, the author of "What Belongs to You," which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, and Mark Wunderlich, the author of "The Anchorage" and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award for "Voluntary Servitude." Bennington College Writing Seminars. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College.


Tabletop role-playing games: 6 p.m. Friday. Join experienced players and game leaders for an introduction to Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs. Already a player and looking to connect with others? Stop in - all ae welcome. Refreshments available. Snow date: Friday Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.


Weston Film Club: 7 p.m. The 2019 Film Series begins with "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" by Marc Rothemund and Fred Breinersdorfer. A gripping, powerful film about the last days in the life of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old member of the anti-Nazi non-violent student resistance group, White Rose. Social BYOB/hors d'oeuvre to share at 6 p.m. the film will be followed by discussion. Tickets are $35 for the series (five tickets) or $10 for a single show. Future dates are Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and March 8. For more information, to purchase a pass and reserve a seat, contact westonvtfilm@gmail.com.



Author event: 2 p.m. Longtime local businesswoman and community organizer Lindy Lynch and writer Kathy Wagenknecht, hosted by the McCullough Free Library. Lynch will read from Wagenknecht's latest book, "Speed Bumps: Lindy Lynch's Journey into Cancer." Signed copies of this book, the proceeds of which will benefit the Cancer Center Community Crusaders in Bennington, will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

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Singing workshop: 1 p.m. An afternoon of singing with Brendan Taaffe, a dynamic song leader and well-regarded composer from Brattleboro. All parts will be taught by ear and no experience is necessary. Fee $30, or $20 for low or fixed income. To register contact Susan Beal: info@benningtondance.org, or 802-447-2173. The Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington.

Concert: 8 p.m. Musician and vocalist Greg VanHouten. Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington. For reservations, call 802-442-2617.



Auditions: 6:30 p.m. Auditions for The Dorset Players' spring musical, "Oklahoma!" The company seeks an ensemble cast, including three principal women and four principal men, a large chorus, and four to six girls and boys, age 13 and up, all of whom will be singing and dancing throughout the show. Bring sheet music or digital accompaniment of a song that showcases your voice, or allow the music director to select a song from the show for you to sing. Please bring sneakers or comfortable shoes. The Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.

Story night: 7 p.m. The theme is "Growth." Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington.



"Carving out Vermont": 10:30 a.m. Vermonter and amateur historian David Quesnel will present part one of the series "Becoming Vermont," an informative talk on the earliest days of Vermont and its journey to statehood. Quesnel is the author of the book series Grandpaw's Memoirs, a constant traveler of the state of Vermont and a skilled storyteller. Free. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. For information, call 802-362-2607 or visit www.mclvt.org


Latin Dance: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Class dates are Jan. 15, 22 and 29. Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington.

For more information, call 802-442-2617.

Euchre: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 and Jan. 23. Euchre is a popular card game in which the object is to score points by winning tricks. Long-time euchre player Richard Kaplan will teach the rules to this fun and addictive card game. Participation is free and open to the public. Pre-register by calling Cindy at 802-549-4577 or emailing events@mclvt.org. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.


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