Entertainment calendar for March 7-13

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Lecture: 7 p.m. Chris German will speak on "Hydrothermal Activity in Distant Oceans: Oases for Life on Earth — and Beyond?" Robert H. Woodworth Lecture. Open to the public. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.



Author event: 6 p.m. Megan Griswold, the author of "The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies," documenting the fascinating, funny, and sometimes bizarre strategies one woman uses in her lifelong quest to find herself, find inner peace and healing. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.


Science Workshop: 1 p.m. Science Workshop is a weekly series of presentations and other events for students working in math and the sciences, as well as for the broader college community. Refreshments provided. Dickinson 232, Bennington College, Bennington.


Author event: 3 p.m. Erin K. McCormick, author of "Classic Diners of Vermont," the stories of diner owners and their regulars and a look at the roots of Vermont's diner culture. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.


Instrument building and performance: 2 p.m. "Collage #3571 : A Schonbeck Experience." This Music at the Bennington Museum event combines the spirit of Gunnar Schonbeck's original collaborative productions with fun, hands-on instrument building. Any and all ages can participate, and are encouraged to. Free and open to the public; reservations are not required. Ada Paresky Education Center and Paul Paresky Court, Bennington Museum

75 Main St., Bennington.


Saakumu Dance Troupe: 7 p.m. One of the leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa. Repertoire includes a range of spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory. Cosponsored by Oldcastle and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington. Admission by donation; $15 suggested for adults, $5 for children, and a maximum of $30 for families. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.


Comedy show: 9 p.m. Featuring Ron Nobles, Eric Neumann, Ryan Brown, Frank Favia, Johnny Figaro, Jason Scott, Greg Radin, Sasha Srbulj and Marc Gerber, and hosted by Jeff Radoservich. Music by Acoustica at 7 p.m. $15 cover; this show is for 21 and older. The Dover Forge Restaurant, One More Time Billiards Parlor & Tavern, 183 Route 100 West Dover.

Maplefest: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will be able to visit a working sugar house to see the sap boil; gather sap from the trees; and to taste homemade syrup on pancakes and "sugar on snow." Free to the public and appropriate for people of all ages; it will be held regardless of the weather. Hopkins Forest, Bulkley Street and Northwest Hill Road, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Night for Sight: 6 p.m. Dinner, the Julie Shea Band for listening and dancing pleasure, and a silent auction of baskets and items donated by members of the Norshaft Lions Club and the Bennington Community. Meet Guiding Eyes puppies. Profits support the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Raisers Program in Bennington. Tickets $25 are per person, and available at Bennington Tires, Revolution Racquet and Fitness Club, the Bennington Bookstore and Whitman's in North Bennington. Tickets may also be available at the event. Contact cactuscarrie10@gmail.com for information. Bennington Elks Lodge, 125 Washington Ave., Bennington.

SoupStock: 5-8 p.m. A family-friendly evening of music, dancing, raffles, delicious homemade soups and sides. Silent auction featuring the works of local artists, live music by Joe Tucker and friends. Hosted by the Hiland Hall School in support of its Scholarship Fund. Admission $5 for children and $10 for adults. Masonic Hall, 504 Main St., Bennington.



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Sage City Symphony Youth Concert: 4 p.m. Featuring compositions by International Baccalaureate students in the music program at Long Trail School. Sponsored by Long Trail School. Greenwall Auditorium, VAPA Building, Bennington College, Bennington.


Armchair travel: 4 p.m. Join travel bloggers Amy and Nathan Hartle for an exciting armchair travel trip to Western Australia and the Outback. The Hartles, who write the blog Two Drifters (twodrifters.us), will discuss their six-month visit to Australia, including swimming with whale sharks, exploring a town where people live underground, and seeing plenty of kangaroos. Free and open to the public; presented by Manchester Community Library. Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester Center.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Ruth Gilson Fox will speak about her missionary work in the northern part of Thailand, where she and her husband took on educational projects, clean water projects, drug rehabilitation programs, agricultural projects, as well as Bible training sessions for the pastors. Potluck dinner at 5 p.m.; dessert and fellowship time at 6:15 p.m. The First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls, 80 Main St., Hoosick Falls, New York.



Live cooking show: 6:15 p.m. Chef Jonathan Jakob and Courtney Callo host GNAT-TV's "Dinner Party," a monthly cooking show pairing talented local chefs and guest hosts from the community. Filmed in front of a live studio audience at GNAT-TV Studio. The Chef and Host will prepare Wiesbaden Rouladen, Vermont Sp tzle, New Braunsfles Red Cabbage, Kartoffelpuffer (Fried Potato Balls) & House Made Apple Sauce for the audience. Register at gnat-tv.org or call 802-362-7070. Suggested ticket donation is $28, all proceeds benefit GNAT-TV community programs. GNAT, 6378 Route 7A, Sunderland.



Arctic exploration talk: 5:30 p.m. David Golibersuch presents the third talk in his series, studying study the geography, history, nature, and culture of the Arctic regions of four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the United States. Presented by Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.



Author event: 7 p.m. Natalie Scenters-Zapico, the author of "The Verging Cities" (Center for Literary Publishing 2015), winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, Great Lakes Colleges Association Award, National Association of Chicana/o Studies Book Award, and the Utah Book Award. Part of the Literature Evenings — Spring 2019 series. Franklin, Bennington College, Bennington.


Jazz performance: 7:30 p.m. The Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio Duo in Concert, part of the Carriage Barn Concert Series. Free. The duo has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, including New York, London, Dublin and Seattle. They have two highly-acclaimed duo recordings: "Floating Ice" (Relative Pitch) and "Live in Seattle" (Arena Music Promotion). Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington.


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 Tuesday. 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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