Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont
North Sea Gas: Stone Church Arts in Bellows Falls kicks off its 15th concert season on Sunday at 4 p.m. with veteran Celtic folk trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Advance tickets $20 general admission, $15 for seniors; $25 and $20 at the door, respectively. Tickets: stonechurcharts.org, 802-460-0110, Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls or Phoenix Books Misty Valley Books, Chester.
Poetry at Bennington: Series of short-term residencies at Bennington College begins 2019-20 season on Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Chelsey Minnis whose most recent volume "Baby, I Don't Care" (Wave Books, 2018), The New York Times Book Review called "one of the most unusual and persuasive books of poems I've read in some time." Free and open to the public. Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, 1 College Dr. More: bennington.edu/poetry-bennington
Sandra Day O'Connor: The "First Wednesday" lecture series begins with author Evan Thomas discussing his biography of the first woman Supreme Court justice, tracing her rise from childhood on an Arizona cattle ranch through her 25 years on the high court. Book signing follows. 7 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy Riley Center for the Arts, Seminary Ave., Manchester Village.
GVH: Band led by Bennington singer-songwriter Greg Van Houten celebrates the release of their album "You're The Only One Who Thinks You're Funny" with a concert at the Bennington Masonic Hall on Saturday, Oct. 5. Proceeds benefit The Bennington Music Exchange, a Vermont Arts Exchange program that allows high school students to record their own music in a professional studio. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students and available on Eventbrite. Doors open at 7 p.m..
BMAC: Five new exhibits open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center on Friday, with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. The new exhibits explore the essence of birch trees, the concept of inherited trauma, the personalities of tables, the tarot, and more. Several of the exhibiting artists are expected to attend the opening reception, which is free and open to all. More: brattleboromuseum.org
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