Entertainment calendar for March 15 to 21
Museum ABCs: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Story time in the galleries for preschool children and their families. "Enthused About Color and Pattern." Free. Bennington Museum. 75 Main St., Bennington.
Book reading: 7 p.m., "Climate Solutions in Plain Sight: The Role of Water" with Author Judith D. Schwartz at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St., Chester.
Short Film Festival: "Phenomenal Female Filmmakers." 7 p.m. at Oldcastle Theatre at 331 Main St., Bennington. Tickets are pay-what-you-will. See "Untitled Blues," "My Kingdom," "Golden Thread" and more. oldcastletheatre.org
Book reading: 6 p.m. "Scoundrels Who Made America Great" with author Martin Henley. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Bennington Baroque: "Les Idees Heureux, music by Francois Couperin and Marin Marais." 3 p.m. at Old First Church, 1 Monument Circle, Bennington. Elegant French music from the reign of Louis XIV. Emily Hale (baroque violin), Andr Laurent O'Neil (viola da gamba), and Sandra Mangsen (harpsichord). Pay what you will.
Concert: Tony Lu and Christopher Lewis. Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington. Pay what you will. parkmccullough.org
Sean Rowe: 8 p.m. at the Masonic Hall located at 504 Main St., Bennington. Tickets for this Basement Music Series concert are $18 in advance through vtartxchange.org or 800-838-3006. If not sold out, tickets are $22 at the door. Student tickets are available for $10. Libations provided by Thyme Tables Catering of Shaftsbury as well as snacks and coffee provided by Bringing You Vermont available for purchase. For more information, call 802-442-5549 or visit vtartxchange.org.
Book reading: "The Flight Attendant," with author Chris Bohjalian. 7 p.m. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.
Bennington Historical Society Meeting: 2 p.m. Held in the Ada Paresky Education Center located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum, 75 Main St. A presentation on the History of the Bennington Volunteer Fire Departments.
Chamber Music Concert: Taconic Music. Beethoven and Brahms. 4 p.m. Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St., Manchester. Tickets are $15. Beethoven: Serenade for violin, viola and cello in D Major, op. 8. Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, op. 25. Kreisler: Londonderry Air for piano trio. taconicmusic.org
St. Patrick's Parade: Downtown Bennington. Parade steps off from the Bennington Fire Station at 1 p.m.; Top O' The Mornin' kick-off breakfast at 10 a.m. at JC's Tavern, 135 Depot St. betterbennington.org
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