Entertainment calendar for June 14 through 20
Tour of the Battlefield: 1 p.m. Tour the three main areas of interest in the first engagement of the battle. A mix of walking and driving is required. Bennington Battlefield, NY RT-67, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
Flag Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phyllis Chapman presents the history and legends of familiar flags. Bennington Battle Monument, 15 Monument Circle, Bennington.Writers Reading Series: 7 p.m. April Bernard and Justin Torres read. Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington College, Bennington.
Cookbook Club: 6 p.m. Special cooking demonstration and food tasting with local Chef Erik Peckel. Winhall Memorial Library, 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville. RSVP: 802-297-9741.
"Anne of Green Gables": 4 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston. Tickets are $10-$20.
"Anne of Green Gables": 4 p.m. Please see Thursday's listing.
Pop-Up Book Sale: 5-8 p.m. Come and stock up for summer reading at bargain prices. These are all newly donated books in a wide range of subjects. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave.
Northern Third Piano Quartet: 7:30. An early one-movement string trio by Franz Schubert, "Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo P rt for cello and piano, Dmitri Shostakovich's Sonata for Viola and Piano, and the Piano Quartet in c minor by Gabriel Faur . Brandon Music, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. Tickets are $20. Reservations are recommended; call 802-247-4295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whiskey River Band: 7 p.m. Equally at home playing in honky tonks or in concert venues, the band's repertoire features the classic country of their youth and that of their loyal following. Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. Tickets are $10.
"Anne of Green Gables": 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Please see Thursday's listing.
Tour of the Battlefield: 11 a.m. Historian Michael Gabriel will deliver a presentation entitled "Trophies and Loot: After the Battle of Bennington." Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, NY-67, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
Pop-Up Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please see Friday's listing.
Bird Walk: 7 a.m. Hildene, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester. Birds are actively in nesting time — some first batches may already be off the nest. This time of year is also a great time to hone your birding-by-ear skills. Free; no reservation needed — just show up. For more information, email Randy Schmidt at email@example.com
Artist's reception: 3 to 4:30 p.m. For Bill Botzow and his work, "Cambium (Into the Woods)" in the Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. Free and open to the public.
Father's Day Car Show: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Vermont Veterans' Home and the State Line Car Club invites you this Father's Day weekend to show off your automobile or to enjoy the afternoon with a host of great vehicles on display on the Veterans' Home campus. Admission is free. 325 North St., Bennington. Rain date: June 17. Parking available either in the employee parking lots behind the main building or at the state office building.
Benefit recital: 3 p.m. "Winterreise," a song cycle by Franz Schubert — Part 2. Michael Gallagher, tenor, and Robin Kliber, piano. Free admission; donations to benefit the Historic Salem Courthouse Lunch, Learn and Play Program. Historic Salem Courthouse, East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.
Writer's Reading: 2 p.m. Joseph H. Hall will deliver a program on his new book, "Bygone Bennington." Ada Paresky Educational Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. BTN, our the local AM station.
Folk and Bluegrass Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bennington College features a nighttime folk and bluegrass concert with Izzy Heltai with Pinedrop at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 9546 Route 7A, Shaftsbury. Free and open to the public; donations to the museum and musicians appreciated. There will be a cash bar available. Visitors should bring blankets and chairs and be prepared to enjoy the historic landscape. Bug spray is recommended.
Writer's Reading: From June 14 through 22, at 7 p.m., award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars in an evening reading series. All events are free, open to the public, and will take place in Deane Carriage Barn on the Bennington College's campus. On Thursday, April Bernard and Justin Torres; on Friday, Melissa Febos and Amy Hempel; on Saturday, Brian Blanchfield and Jennifer Chang; on Donika Kelly and Salvatore Scibona; on Monday, Susan Cheever and Michael Dumanis; on Wednesday,Manuel Gonzales and Dinah Lenney. Manuel Gonzales.
Solo exhibition: Tom Merwin's vibrant, nature-based abstractions include works in oil, his watercolor and Sumi ink drawings based on his love of nature and his years of hiking the Catskill, Adirondack, and Kitatinny mountains, their waterfalls and landscapes. Through July 9. Southern Vermont Art Center, 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester. For information: 802-362-1405.
Art exhibit: "Build and Printed," by New York based artist Willard Boepple in the Mass MoCA gallery, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Through June 23. The exhibition features Boepple's monoprints, and his three-dimensional forms, both large and small scale.
Art exhibit: "On Perception," featuring Zorica Langa, Seth Butler, and Matthew Bartik, part of the new Great Hall Art Exhibit series. Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y. Through July 10.
Art exhibit: Still life paintings by Clarence King. These recent small still life paintings are an attempt to distill the genre to its most basic elements — a few simple objects arranged on a table. Valley Artisans Market, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 518-677-2765.
Thinking about Extinction and Other Droll Things: Recent prints and dawings by Edward Koren. This exhibition features recent etchings and lithographs by Koren, who is best known for his iconic cartoons of furry humans published in The New Yorker magazine. This summer's show features a largely unknown body of prints, some fresh off the press and never before exhibited. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington. Through September 9. Call 802-447-1571 or visit benningtonmuseum.org
Summer Solo Shows: A wide range of media including sculpture, photography, collage, landscape, abstract, portrait, and encaustic painting are represented by the ten 2018 Solo Artists exhibiting. Southern Vermont Art Center, 930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester. Saturday through July 8. For information: 802-362-1405.
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