Tue, Sep 20, 2011 09:47 AM
Mary Wesley calls an exuberant contra dance with the Cold River
Band (Marcos Levy and Mary Barron) providing live music at the
Tinmouth Community Center at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 23. Come
early, especially if you're new to contra dance; the evening begins
with the easier dances, becoming progressively more difficult. Call
235-2718 for more info.
Great brains Picasso and Einstein meet in a Paris bar and discuss
the value of genius and talent on the Casella Theater at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, September 22 through 24, and 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25. Steve Martin wrote the play, so you know it
will be neither boring nor tedious. Call 468-1119, the Castleton
State College box office, for tickets (required).
Bring your digital photos and favorite items to create a time
capsule at St. Raphael's Catholic Church Rectory Friday, September
23. See a slide show put together by the Poultney Historical
Society. Come prepared to dance to locally grown bluegrass (maybe
play a little too).
Poultney's Main Street acquires a spicy aroma Saturday, September
24, as Poultney Rotary Club hosts its annual chili cookoff, 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Organizers say they expect more than 25
competitors in this year's contest. Yum! This year also features a
silent auction. Call 287-9987 for details.
More fun in Poultney on Sunday, with the burying of the time
capsule that was put together Friday night, and a matinee reading
of Burnham Holmes' play Horace's Sum total. The Poultney Summer
Theatre Company presents the play at the East Poultney Baptist
Canine exuberance is the center of attention during the third
annual flying dog dock diving competition at Lake House Pub and
Grille in Bomoseen Sunday, September 25. The event benefits the
Rutland County Humane Society. Dogs compete in longest jumps,
biggest splash, and most comical leaps. Call 483-9171 to find out
Get your reservation in for the Castleton Community Center's pot
luck dinner on Friday, September 30. Guest chefs are the CCC
program committee, making Elly Anderson's renowned meat loaf. Nan
Sevigny presents the evening program, on her experience building a
school in the village of Malindi, Kenya. Call the Center, 468-3093,
to reserve your seat.
Green Mountain College soccer teams recently helped in the
after-storm clean-up in Manchester, VT, tearing out sheetrock,
insulation, and carpeting; helping rebuild washed-out roads; and
cleaning out recently flooded basements.
Green Mountain College graduate Kerrilee Knights recently joined
the college staff as gallery coordinator for The Feick. She
previously was house and operations manager at the Dorset Theatre
Congratulations and thanks to all involved with Pawlet's 250th
birthday party. The names of all who made such great contributions
make a list that is far too long for us to print.
Castleton residents will help choose how to renovate their
community's town hall. A seven-member building spent the summer
sorting through a variety of possibilities before generating a
detailed report on the project.
Help pay Circle of Hope K9 Rescue veterinarians' bills and have fun
with a book/lawn/bake sale at 1991 Main St., Castleton, from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24. To donate items for
sale, drop them off at 1991 Main, next to the old medical center
(now Ducharme's Funeral Home), or arrange pick-up by calling
Fair Haven Union High's community chorus has begun one-hour weekly
rehearsals Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the high school chorus room.
Your participation is welcome as the group prepares for a concert
Wednesday, December 7. Find out more by calling 265-4966 ext.
Need flu shots? Make your appointment with Mettowee Valley Family
Health Center by calling 645-0580. Dates are Thursday, September
29; October 4, 11, and 18 (all Tuesdays); Thursday, October 20;
Tuesday, October 25; Friday, November 9; Wednesday, November 23;
and Wednesday, November 30.
The Episcopal Ministry Center in Poultney hosts its monthly
community breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24.
Organizers promise a feast of farm-fresh eggs, sausage, homemade
biscuits and preserves, juice, coffee, tea, and hot
Castleton State College hosts a schedule of wellness-inducing
activities throughout the week, open to all community members. They
include Monday Bodyflow (yoga mixed in with Pilates) exercises and
nutrition; Tuesday yoga, zumba, and kickboxing; Wednesday Weight
Watchers, integrative yoga, and cardio exercise; and Thursday
zumba. Call college Wellness Director Martha Coulter, 468-1314, for
Poultney High School hosts art club and open studio sessions on
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. They are open to
students in grades 7 through 12 from Poultney, Fair Haven Union,
Mill River Union, Proctor, and West Rutland high schools. Students
create their own two- and three-dimensional projects.