Upcoming events: ‘Lincoln’ at FOLA; Coffin at Misty Valley; Neighborhood Game Nights in Weston; Rusty Belle raises the roof; plant sale at Nature Museum and Fall Festival applications accepted

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Feb. 1: ‘Lincoln’ next movie at Ludlow Town Hall

A scene from the film 'Lincoln,' starring Daniel Day Lewis and based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book.

A scene from the film ‘Lincoln,’ starring Daniel Day Lewis and based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book.

Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium will present the award-winning film Lincoln, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium, 37 S. Depot St., Ludlow.

Lincoln is a 2012 American film that covers the final four months of President Abraham Lincoln’s life. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated to help underwrite the cost of the movie. Berkshire Bank provides the funding for free popcorn and water is provided by FOLA.

For information, call 802-228-7239 or email info@fola.us.

Feb. 2: Historian Howard Coffin at Misty Valley Books

Howard Coffin t Misty Valley Books

Howard Coffin at Misty Valley Books

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, historian Howard Coffin will discuss his most recent book, Something Abides, at Misty Valley Books, on the Green in Chester. Coffin was scheduled to talk in November as part of Misty Valley Books’ Vermont Voices, but had to cancel because of illness.

Coffin is a seventh generation Vermonter with six ancestors who served in Vermont Civil War regiments. His illustrated book identifies numerous Civil War related sites in Vermont, including soldiers’ homes, halls where war meetings encouraged enlistments, churches where soldiers’ funerals were held and abolitionists spoke, monuments to those who served, hospital sites and homes where women gathered to make items for the soldiers.

His books include Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War; Nine Months to Gettysburg; The Battered Stars; and Guns Over the Champlain Valley. Coffin and his wife Susan live in Montpelier.

The event is free and a book signing and reception will follow. For more information, call Misty Valley Books at 802-875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.

Feb. 5: Weston hosts weekly Neighborhood Game Nights for charity

Join your fellow community members for a trivia extravaganza at The Inn At Weston for upcoming Neighbors Game Nights and help raise money for local community-serving organizations. Neighbors Game Nights will be held Wednesday evenings February through May, beginning next Wednesday, Feb. 5.

An inexpensive pub menu of comfort food plus weekly specials will be offered on these nights. Reservations at NGN costs $5 per person and all funds raised through reservations, plus any additional donations given at NGN, will be given to one of the following organizations each week: The Little School; Weston Volunteer Fire Department; Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad; Wilder Memorial Library; Just Neighbors; Weston Recreation Club; Church on the Hill; Old Parish Church; Weston Priory;  Weston Community Association; Weston Historical Society; Mountain Valley Medical Clinic and the Weston Playhouse Theatre Co.

NGN trivia starts at 7 p.m. sharp and the winning team gets free dessert! The maximum team size is six people. All patrons are automatically entered in a free raffle-the prize is dinner free that night! For more information, visit The Inn At Weston’s Facebook page or www.innweston.com. To make a reservation, call 802-824-6789.

Feb. 15: Rusty Belle raises the roof in Proctorsville

Rusty Belle will be joined by Zak Trojano

Rusty Belle will be joined by Zak Trojano

The homegrown eclectic and edgy Rusty Belle band will usher in the new Saturday evening “Raise the Roof” Concert series beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 15 at Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville. The series began as Sunday afternoon concerts. Zak Trojano will join brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenz. Admission is $10. Learn more about Rusty Belle at www.rustybelle.com and like the concert series on Facebook at Raise the Roof Concert Series.


March 1: Tree & shrub sale to benefit Nature Museum

Will Danforth, native plant enthusiast and the members of the board of The Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, announce their 2014 Native Tree and Shrub Sale to benefit The Nature Museum’s school and community nature programs. Orders must be placed by Monday, March 17. Plants will be available for pickup at the Museum in mid-spring.

The new plants chosen for this fourth annual sale are roseshell azalea (Rhododendron prinophyllum “Marie Hoffman”) and Kalm St. John’s wort (Hypericum kalmianum), two selections with striking flowers that are some of the hardiest of their genera. The sale will also include alternate-leaf dogwood, common sweetshrub, white fringetree and fothergilla “Mt. Airy.” Most plants are grown in Vermont, which will ease their transition to local gardens.

For more details visit www.nature-museum.org, call (802) 843-2111, or email the Museum at info@nature-museum.org. If the tree or shrub is a gift, the Museum will provide gift cards.

April 1: Chester Rotary accepting Fall Festival vendor applications

Chester Rotary Club’s Fall Festival Committee is accepting applications for its 40th annual Fall Festival on the Green to be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. New England artists and craftspeople are encouraged to participate. A limited number of spots are available by application at no cost to local non-profit organizations.

The deadline to apply is April 1 and an application may be downloaded at www.chesterfallfestival.org.

Participating vendors and corporate sponsors will be listed on the Fall Festival website. If your Chester business or organization is planning a special event for that weekend, inform the committee so that it can be included in the festival publicity. For more information, email chesterfallfestival@yahoo.com.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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