Entertainment calendar for March 14-20

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MAU Pop Concert: 7 p.m. Presented by the MAU Music Department, and featuring the MAU Pop Choir, Jazz Band, Chamber

Singers, Madrigals, Da Capos and many solo and small group acts performing a wide variety of current and classic chart-topping hits. Tickets $5 in advance at the High School Main office, or at www.mauhs.booktix.com; $8 at the door. MAU Auditorium, 301 Park St., Bennington.


History lecture: 7 p.m. "The Rest of the Story," by Al Cormier, Salem town historian, and Kay Crank, author of "A Bed for the Night," talk about the origin of the Washington County Courthouse coming to Salem in 1869. Free. Salem Courthouse Community Center, 58 E. Broadway, Salem, N.Y.

Environmental lecture: 7 p.m. "The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Environment from Nixon to Trump." James Morton Turner, an associate professor of environmental studies at Wellesley College. CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.



MAU Pop Concert: 7 p.m. Please see Thursday's listing.

Northern Berkshire Chorale: 8 p.m. A concert of choral music under the direction of Andrew Burger. Works by Brahms, Verdi, Rossini and Handel. Suggested donation $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Children are admitted free. Thompson Chapel, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit www.nbchorale.org.



"Bag It": 7 p.m. A movie about how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Presented by Climate Advocates of Bennington. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

SMS Summit Series: 7 p.m. Wild & Scenic Film Festival, showcasing the earth's beauty while illustrating the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to defend it. Tickets $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 802-856-1120 or visit gosms.org. Stratton Mountain School, 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton.


MAU Pop Concert: 7 p.m. Please see Thursday's listing.

Basement Music Series: 8 p.m. The Vermont Arts Exchange welcomes Kat Edmonson. Possessing an airy, light voice with a sly touch, jazz vocalist Edmonson brings both the songs and the sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st century. Doors open at 7 p.m.; food and cash bar available. Tickets $22 in advance through www.vtartxchange.org or by calling 800-838-3006. If not sold out, tickets are $26 at the door. Student tickets $10. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington.

Taconic Music: 4 p.m. An afternoon of chamber music featuring elegant and lively piano trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke, and Fritz Kreisler. Suggested donation $10 at the door. Zion Episcopal Church, Manchester. For more information visit taconicmusic.org

U.S. Air Force Heritage Winds Quintet: 7 p.m. Compositions by Paquito D'Rivera, Lisa Portus, Jaques Ibert, Astor Piazzola and John Philip Sousa. Originally scheduled for the same time and date at the Laumeister Art Center. Open to the public. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.


Author event: 6 p.m. Diane les Becquets presents her new novel, "The Last Woman in the Forest," a riveting and haunting thriller about a woman who fears that the greatest threat to her survival could be the man she loves. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.


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Sap to Syrup: 1 p.m. Explore how sap is transformed into syrup. Admission $10 per person. Space is limited; preregistration required. Call 802-394-7836 to reserve a spot. Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 VT Route 315, Rupert.

Moon hike: 4 p.m. Education Director Chris Hubbard leads a late afternoon hike through our fields and for-ests to experience the beauty of Merck's early spring landscape. Cost is $5 per person. Call 802-394-7836 to reserve a spot. Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 VT Route 315, Rupert.

Basket party: 11 a.m. Burdett Commons is hosting their annual fundraiser. Cost is $5 for one sheet of tickets; each additional sheet $3. Hot foods, beverages and snacks for sale. All money raised provides funding towards various community programs and events. Sunderland Elementary School, 98 Bear Ridge Road, Sunderland.

Night OUT: 5 p.m. Second Congregational Church and Gamers Grotto are sponsoring a Night OUT community space for the LBGTQ community. Board games, cards, puzzles, trivia with pizza and snacks included. Free. Childcare provided. For more information, contact Mark Blank at : markblank@myfairpoint.net. Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

Celebration Gala: 6 p.m. Sunrise Family Resource Center celebrates its 50th anniversary. Raffles, a silent auction, an appetizer bar, a cash bar and dancing to music from Flash Point. Tickets $30 each or $50 for two. Bennington Elks Lodge, 125 Washington Ave., Bennington.


History lecture: 2 p.m. Bob Hoar, historian and docent at the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Park, will share his knowledge of the location and description of the Bennington storehouses that were the target of the British attempt to reach Bennington and the ensuing battle that stopped them. Presented by the Bennington Historical Society. Free. Ada Paresky Educational Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Winter recital: 2 p.m. Taconic Music's growing Strings for Kids program will present violin, viola and cello students of Deanna Baasch, Vesela French, Joana Genova, Cami Sylvia and Jared Shapiro, Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St., Manchester. For more information, contact Joana Genova at directors@taconicmusic.org or 802-362-7162.



"Welcome to Refugeestan": 7 p.m. Followed by a discussion with Vahidin Omanovic (Center for Peacebuilding, Sanski Most). CAPA Symposium, Bennington College, Bennington.


History lecture: 5:30 p.m. Norwich University Professor Steven E. Sodergren to present "The Road to Appomattox: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-65," a talk about the final year of the Civil War. Presented by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester. 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.

Cookbook discussion: 2 p.m. The Cook by the Book cookbook discussion group will discuss traditional Irish foods including favorite corned beef recipes and winter cooking projects. Drop-ins welcome. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center.



Literature Evening: 7 p.m. Bennington College alumni and authors Joseph Grantham '16 and Catherine Pikula '13 return to campus for Literature Evenings. Open to the public. Franklin House, Bennington College, Bennington.


Make Art 1st: Inspiration and motivation to jumpstart art-making. The group hopes to encourage the flow of creativity, with any medium you choose to bring. The group will meet the first and third Saturday of each month, from 1-3 p.m. Participation is free and open to Library members; however, the group is limited to 12. For more information, contact Cindy at events@mclvt.org or 802-549-4577. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.


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.


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