Entertainment calendar for Sept. 19-25

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Lecture: 7 p.m. "Protecting Our Ponds, Lakes, Rivers, and Drinking Water." A conversation with Jared Carpenter, water protection advocate, Lake Champlain Association; Jon Groveman, Policy and Water Program director, Vermont Natural Resources Center; and Peter Lowell, founder, Lakes Environmental Association (Maine).



Author event: 6 p.m. Carol A. Berry presents "Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.


Author event: 2 p.m. Zoe Mulford presents "The President Sang Amazing Grace." Children's event. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.

Author event: 6 p.m. "The Best of Vermont Storytellers." Presented by Michael Kingsbury. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester.


Jazz concert: 8 p.m. Pianist Chris Bakriges, drummer Billy Arnold and bassist Avery Sharpe, with guest appearance from vocalist Thea Bransby. Part of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series to benefit The Gathering Place. Admission by free-will donation. Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

Trio Bourgas: 4 p.m. Works by Rachmaninov, Turina, Trio Gardel, Piazzolla, Albert and Staynov. Presented by Taconic Music. Suggested donation $10. Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St., Manchester.

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day party: 7 p.m. Bernie Branch plays traditional Irish tunes. Proceeds benefit the Hoosick Falls St. Patrick's Day Parade Fund. Unihog, 2 Center St., Hoosick Falls, New York.


"A Bold Peace": 6:30 p.m. A documentary based on Costa Rica's experience of disbanding their military with national resources directed to public education, universal healthcare and other needs. Part of the Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center's observance of the International Day of Peace. Unitarian Meeting House, 108 School St., Bennington.


Art Seed open house: 2 to 5 p.m. A community event featuring work from Session #37 artists in residence, including performance, open studios, and readings. Performances begin in the barn promptly at 2 p.m., open studios to follow. Free. Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Road, Dorset.

Auction: 12 p.m. Preview 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A fundraiser for the restoration of the Bullock Building. Tools, furniture, china sets, glassware, toys and more. Bullock Building, 7012 Main St., Readsboro.



Music at the Museum: Natural History weaves rhythms, instruments and styles from every corner of the globe, and every period of human evolution, into an intricate and spontaneous musical tapestry. Free. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Sage City brunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To kick off the start of the symphony's 2019-2020 season. To be held at a private residence in North Bennington. Tickets $25 per person; proceeds help meet expenses of Sage City Symphony. Reservations at 802)-375-9263 or ralpharp@gmail.com.


Vermont Wildlife Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Full schedule at https://www.facebook.com/events/2370261169737151/ or call 802-464-0048. Mount Snow Resort, West Dover.



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"The Days to Come": 7 p.m. The dreams of three adult siblings in Germany are dashed by difficult relationships and their unwitting involvement with a terrorist organization. Part of the Williams College German and Austrian Film Festival. In German with English subtitles. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.



"The Whole Shebang": 5 p.m. A darkly comic play about our core beliefs, our changing planet, and what we choose to value most. Staged reading by the Manchester Players, featuring feature local professional actors and drama students from Burr and Burton Academy. Open to the public. Donations accepted. Reservations at 802-867-0187. Bonnet & Main, 15 Bonnet St., Manchester.


Lecture: 7 p.m. New Mexico-based printmaker Terran Last Gun speaks about his work, which uses geometric abstraction and color field aesthetics to depict pre-American landscapes and engage with his Blackfoot ancestry. Part of Bennington College's Visual Arts Lecture Series. Free. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, Bennington.

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Middlebury College professor Matthew Dickinson talks about the field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org. Long Trail School, 1045 Kirby Hollow Road, Dorset.



Author event: 7 p.m. Fiction writer Rachel Lyon reads. Part of the Literature Evenings Series. Franklin House, Bennington College, Bennington.


"Suicide: The Ripple Effect": 6 p.m. A documentary based on the experiences of Kevin Hines, a prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate. Presented by United Counseling Service. Arlington Memorial High School, 529 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

"Hope for the Future": 7 p.m. Two short films on improving food production and realistic solutions to climate change, followed by discussion. Presented by Earth Matters, Transition Town Manchester and Manchester Community Library.

Free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.


Lecture: 1 p.m. "The Inevitable Garden." Renowned garden designer Gordon Hayward presents a photographic tour of American and English gardens. Presented by the Bennington Garden Club and Garden Club of Manchester. Tickets $35, available at the door or online at gardenclubofmanchester.com. The Inn at Manchester Event Barn, 3967 Main St., Manchester.


Asa Cheffetz: Vermont Wood Engravings: Highly detailed wood engravings from the 1930s and 40s, inspired by the Vermont countryside. Sept. 21 through Dec. 30. Regional Artists Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Visible in Vermont: Our Stories, Our Voices: A multi-generational photo and story exhibition highlighting self-identified people of color living and/or going to school in Vermont. Through Dec. 30. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color Fields: Bennington Modernism: A look at a critical moment during the 1960s when artists connected to Bennington College led the way in American art. Through Dec. 30. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont: An exploration of a complex time that in many ways has come to define Vermont as it is today more than any other historic moment. Through Nov. 3. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Contemporary American Regionalism: Vermont Perspectives: Featuring work from 11 contemporary Vermont-associated artists working in sculpture, fiber art, drawing and painting, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester. Through Oct. 20.

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show: Outdoor sculptures and gallery exhibits throughout the historic village of North Bennington. Self-guided, open 24/7. Accessible, free and open to the public. Locations from 48 to 66 Main St., North Bennington. Through Nov. 3. For more information, visit www.nbossvt.org.

The Painter's Eye: Works by landscape artist Virginia McNeice, who drew inspiration from the natural beauty of the countryside she loved. Through Oct. 1. Valley Artisans Market's "Small Gallery," 25 East Main St. (Rte 372), Cambridge, New York.

The Impossible Career of Petra Andrejova-Molnar: Katarina Burin spent a decade developing a career for the fictional Andrejova-Molnar, conducting meticulous historical research to aid her production of models and drawings; decor such as furniture, ceramics, textiles, and wallpaper; and ephemera such as photographs, letters, and catalogs. Through Oct. 13. Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington.

East/West: Long Island-based artist Colin Goldberg's artwork explores the intersection of painting and digital media. His technology-fueled paintings have been featured in WIRED, The New York Times and PBS. Through Oct. 6. Southern Vermont Arts Center, SVAC Drive, Manchester.

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