Brattleboro, VT—Youth Services announced today its newest fundraiser, a helicopter golf ball drop raffle in which one lucky individual is guaranteed to win $3000 with a once-in-a-lifetime ride in a helicopter thrown in for good measure.
The Golf Ball Drop will take place on Wednesday, July 31 at the Brattleboro Country Club’s 9th Fairway between 5:30 and 6 p.m., at the conclusion of Youth Services’ 28th Annual Youth Services Golf Tournament, though winners need not be present to win the money, according to organizers.
Wyld Nightz Band Performance live on Artist ala Mode, June 6th now showing on BCTV Channel.
Estey Organ Museum will be open for special extended hours the weekends of June 22 - 23 and June 22-23 to welcome members of the Organ Historical Society who will be traveling to and from the OHS 2013 Annual Convention being held in Burlington June 24-29.
The museum is located in the former Estey factory complex on Birge Street in Brattleboro, and features displays of various styles of reed organs as well as a playable, walk-through, 1915 Estey pipe organ. Many of the other instruments on display are also playable, and visitors of all ages are encouraged to take a turn at playing them.
Everybody wiped out this week and no one was able to come up with a concert to share.
So, instead of full concerts, you are invited to share the equivalent of a video single. It can be an official video for a song you like, or a something that isn't quite a full concert, but worth noting. (Save the full concerts for other weeks.)
On Saturday, June 22, the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will host its third annual West Brattleboro Village Day, 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on the Village Green in front of the fire house.
The event promises to be fun for all ages! The Village Day will feature a bouncy house, juggling acts, trapeze demonstrations by Circus Arts, and hula hoop demonstrations by Alotta Hoopla! The Brattleboro Fire Department will have a fire truck on display and the Sheriff’s Department will be showing off their new rescue vehicle purchased after Irene caused damage in hard-to-get places. In addition there will be a pie contest and 50-50 raffle.
Falls Area Community Television (FACT TV) invites film lovers and budding filmmakers to attend the premier screening of the No Film Film Festival submissions on June 29, 2013. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Opera House, with music provided by the Intercept.
“The No Film Film Festival is truly unique and can only be experienced to be adequately understood,” FACT TV Director Jacob Stradling said. On June 29th the films will premiere on the largest screen in southern Vermont at the world renowned Bellows Falls Opera House, “the only public viewing of these genre bending 1980s movie mashups,” Stradling said.
Let's pop over to Australia for the final night of Dire Strait's Brothers In Arms tour from April 1986.
As with many groups, the best known Dire Straits songs are not necessarily their best tracks. This show features a mixture of hits (at the time) and some lesser-known songs.
Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits always seemed to fly just a bit under the radar, and like Kid Creole, probably didn't get the full recognition they deserved. It was the 80's and they didn't have many dance moves to show off on MTV, though they did have some success with videos.
Okay, folks. I love horror movies and am hoping to see some recommendations that I don't know of already. Personally, the gore and torture films aren't what I consider scary horror. I'm talking about things that fill you with dread, are tense and leave indelible impressions. For instance... after seeing the Blair Witch Project I couldn't get the sight of the guy standing in the basement corner out of my mind. Creepy is much more insidious than slash.
So please, if you've a mind to, tell what movies left that mark on you.
I almost gave you tickets to an old Van Halen show this week, but instead I decided that we needed to have a bit of funky fun with Roger Troutman and Zapp.
Roger is a guitar, bass, and keyboard playing funkster from Dayton, Ohio. He and Zapp (made of many Troutmans) had a string of R&B hits in the 70’s and 80’s with songs like More Bounce to the Ounce, Dancefloor, So Ruff So Tuff, Doo Wa Ditty, and remakes of classics like Heard It Through The Grapevine and Midnight Hour.
Ghostmaker: A Myth for Voices is a new play by GennaRose Nethercott, told in a combination of performance poetry, shadow puppetry, live music, and dialogue. The piece is inspired by Scottish and New England folklore and the myth theories of Joseph Campbell.
When Hero, a seamstress, loses her patchwork memory quilt in a fire, she journeys into the otherworld on a search to bring it back, and with it, save her own endangered memories.
It's been a rough week with horrific events in the news.
The full moon Friday night May 25, 2013 through Saturday will be in Sagittarius, the Gambler, in opposition to Sun, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter all in Gemini - the planet of wind and change.
Be prepared for the Gambler to risk everything when it comes to home security (Sun), love (Venus), political and religious views (Mercury) and the larger picture of life in the long run (Jupiter).
This Saturday, May 25, the East Putney Contra Dance at Pierce's Hall is bridging the generations, pairing one of the region's most celebrated and accomplished callers with the youth band that grownups are raving about.
Our caller will be Peter Amidon, who for the past twenty years has dedicated himself to traditional song, dance and storytelling. Renowned for his teaching, Peter is a familiar face at the major northeast U.S. music and dance festivals, at teacher conferences, and at summer folk camps of traditional dance and song. He last appeared at Pierce's Hall anchoring the packed fundraising dance that helped make the hall's new roof possible. Learn more.
This weekend we head to Paris in 1985 for the latin, big band funk of Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
The Kid is August Darnell, leader of this rogue group of musical pirates. With Cab Calloway styling, he leads the castaways through the evening’s performance, frequently resulting in interplay with the Coconuts.
The Coconuts are his background singers and dancers. They tease him and mock him because they know him. They know he’s broke, a scammer, and has a women in every port.
This Wednesday, May 15th at 6 pm is game night at the Brattleboro Food Coop deli.
Who knows what we'll play? Bring along a favorite you've been wanting to play and maybe we'll play it. Usually Tim and Mike have enough games for everybody, but it never hurts to bring more.
You can look up my review of last month's get together in Board Game group.
Ready for your weekend concert? Here’s one you are either going to love or hate.
There isn’t much middle ground with Dread Zeppelin. You either enjoy an Elvis impersonator singing Zeppelin songs with a reggae twist, or you do not.
I do. This band cracks me up. To my ear they do excellent, inventive cover songs with the right mix of love and parody. Mixing Heartbreaker with Heartbreak Hotel is genius.