POWNAL -- The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 346 and Church Street, will be serving its annual Turkey Supper, Thursday, Oct. 18. The menu includes: Roast turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, winter squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, coffee, tea, or lemonade, apple, pumpkin, or mince pie with cheese. The family style dinner begins at 5 p.m., with continuous serving. Tickets will be available at the door - $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years, and free for children five years and under. For more info: 802-823-7769.
Fishman in the Basement
NORTH BENNINGTON -- In his 14th appearance on the Basement Music Series stage, Howard Fishman returns to Vermont Arts Exchange’s Sage Street Mill on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p. m. Tickets are now on sale and won’t last! Make a night of it and order a delicious dinner of "Basement Favorites" from Thymes Tables.
"An Evening with Howard Fishman" features the composer-guitarist-singer-bandleader Fishman with Ron Wilkins on trombone, violinist Skye Steele and Andrew Hall on double bass.
General admission tickets for the Friday evening concert are $20 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006, price includes a small service fee. Tickets are $24 at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
Libations, provided by Thyme Tables Catering of Shaftsbury, are available through a cash bar.
Join us for "Basement Favorites," from Thyme Tables: Roasted butternut squash lasagna and pulled pork sandwiches. Dinner is served when doors open at 7 p.m. Place your order when buying tickets online, so we know how much to cook up, but please pay when you get your meal. For more info: 802-442-5549, vtartxchange.org.
Barbara Ackerman Art Exhibit
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College will open its Everett Mansion Burgdorff Gallery with "Soul Garden," an exhibit of paintings by Bennington artist Barbara Ackerman through Nov. 15. The artist will be available at a reception on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 5 p. m. in the Gallery, which is free and open to the public.
Ackerman’s recent work includes an exploration in mixed media and her studies in pastel. Her subject matter comes from her love of the outdoors, and her painting technique is representational and interpretive.
She creates plein air while exploring abstractions of observations in her studio. Color choices and composition are both visual and emotional responses to her surroundings. Ackerman uses organic forms in her paintings and references familiar shapes or memories. By using natural forms, she places them in a spiritual environment such as "Soul Garden." Ackerman received a B.S. degree in Art Education from the University of Vermont where she studied painting with Frank Hewitt and is enrolled in the M.F.A. program at Johnson State College/Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.
She exhibits regularly at Southern Vermont Arts Center and has shown her work at Bennington Museum, Vermont Studio Center, The Dragonfly on Martha’s Vineyard, Puffins in Watch Hill, and The South Street Cafe in Bennington.
BENNINGTON -- Museum ABCs celebrates "Jane’s Quilt" on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m.
"Jane’s Quilt," a special program designed around the various patterns found in the 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt. Developed and presented in collaboration with the Bennington Free Library, Museum ABCs is a story hour that takes place once each month at 1:30 p.m. in the galleries of the Bennington Museum. Designed especially for children ages 3 to 5, their parents and caregivers, the programs include stories about the month’s topic, visits to galleries in the Bennington Museum to observe and talk about an actual piece(s) of art, and an art or craft activity. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. For more info: 802-447-1571.
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Arts Guild will present a joint exhibit by two of its member-artists from through Nov. 17 - hooked rugs by Dan Barber and porcelain vessels by Colleen Williams. The gallery is located at 103 South Street.
Both artists, each of whom formerly worked in the field of architecture, will show new work that celebrates the season in southern Vermont.
Arlington artist Dan Barber recycles used clothing to form his rug wall-hangings. He pulls loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base to create scenes of everyday life in a small New England town, a collection he calls "My Town".
With an emphasis on form and surface design, Colleen Williams, of North Adams, presents intricate, textural, patterned designs onto hand-built, colored porcelain forms, celebrating autumn. Surfaces are achieved by layering porcelain, using a resist and water-etching.
N. BENNINGTON -- Local celebrities the Rymanowski Brothers bring their Orchestra, heard regularly on 88.3 FM, to North Bennington’s Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct.13. The NorShaft Lions and Historic Park McCullough are teaming up tfor a day of Bavarian food, great music and cold Oktoberfest beers and wine.
Browse the stalls of craft vendors, purchase a commemorative beer glass, and tour Historic Park McCullough from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine.
Admission is $5, and takes place on the grounds of Historic Park McCullough, Park Street, one block west of the library. For more info: parkmccullough.org.