Upcoming events: Coffeehouse music; community dinner; Waldo benefit bash; sculpture exhibit; orchestra at GMUHS; Raise the Roof series continues; Dartmouth senior at Rotary; Internet classes at Whiting; Savvy Seniors at Wilder

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please.

March 21: Contemporary Christian band at grounded4life

September Rain will perform contemporary Christian music at the Chester Baptist Church.

September Rain will perform contemporary Christian music at the Chester Baptist Church.

September Rain, a New England band singing contemporary Christian music since 2000, will play grounded4life, the coffee house at the Chester Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21.  Grounded4life is a weekly coffee house, open at 6:30 p.m. every Friday “down under” the Baptist Church at 162 Main St. in Chester.  It’s the region’s hot-spot for faith, reason and community:  no cover charge, no dress code, great coffee and food for thought.

 March 22: Free community dinner
at Andover Church

Free community dinner to be held at the Andover Community Church, 928 Weston-Andover Road, Andover, at noon on Saturday, March 22. Everyone is welcome. Food or monetary donations are accepted but not required. This will be the third community dinner this year with each dinner being held at a different location. For questions, contact Kaarina Knisely at kaarina.knisely@gmail.com. Please come share good food and conversation with your neighbors.

 March 22: Brian Waldo benefit bash in Chester

A musical benefit to aid Chester resident Brian Waldo will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday March 22 at the American Legion in Chester. Live music will be played by Green Mountain Express, DV-8, Fehkle, Backroad and GB101. And there will be a silent auction, raffle and refreshments. Suggested donation is $5. Chester American Legion Post #67 is located at 637 VT 103 S.

"Lock is the Key and other Conversations" sculpture

“Lock is the Key and other Conversations” sculpture

March 22: Kevin Donegan sculpture exhibit

The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center will present “Lock is Key and Other Conversations,” a solo exhibition by sculpture artist Kevin Donegan. The exhibit’s opening is 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center is located at 636 Marble St., in West Rutland. The show will be on display until May 4.

In this exhibition, Donegan presents his exploration of relationships — between people, between stones, between the artist and his medium — in a series of intricately carved stone sculptures.

This is Donegan’s premiere solo exhibition and will feature more than 15 of Donegan’s new sculptures from 2013 and 2014. For directions and more information, visit www.kevindonegan.net.

The gallery is open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment by calling 802-438-2097.

March 22: Windham Orchestra’s ‘A Magic Garden’

On Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., the Windham Orchestra will perform “A Magic Garden” at the Green Mountain Union High School auditorium, 716 Route 103S in Chester.

“A Magic Garden,” directed by Hugh Keelan, is a diverse collection of musical pieces including the premieres of work by two local composers, Jeff Stamler and Dan Seiden. There will also be performances by the orchestra’s 2014 Youth Concerto Competition co-winners, Alexander Yakub, violin, and Nathaniel Steele, cello. Violinist Peggy Spencer and oboist Jessica Moreau will be featured during Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.

The orchestra is inviting  audience members to name their ticket price, donating from $5 to $65 for open seating admission. Proceeds support the orchestra. Advance tickets are available by calling the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or on-line at bmcvt.org. For more information about the orchestra visit windhamorchestra.org.

Salt River Revue featured at the Raise the Roof series.

Salt River Revue featured at the Raise the Roof series.

March 22: Salt River Revue in Proctorsville

Salt River Revue, a locally grown quintet that serves up great music, will rock the rafters of Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville at 7 p.m. Saturday March 22 as part of the Raise the Roof concert series.  The monthly series presents talent from all over and has hosted African drummers, Celtic fiddlers, a capella singers and musicians who sing folk, blues and jazz. Gethsemane Church is on Depot Street and admission at the door is $10.  For more information call 802-226-7497 and like  us on Facebook at Raise the Roof Concert Series.

March 27: Dartmouth senior to speak at Chester Rotary

Dartmouth College senior Esteban Castaño, who helped revive the Dartmouth Rotaract Club, will speak at the Thursday March 27 breakfast meeting of the Chester Rotary. Brian Morris, Chester Rotary Club’s president-elect, heard him speak at the President Elect Training seminar, where Castaño received a standing ovation. The meeting runs from 7  to 8 a.m. at the Fullerton Inn on the Green in Chester. Everyone is invited to attend. The meeting is free. Breakfast is $9.

April 2-16: Free Internet classes at Whiting Library

The Whiting Library, at 117 Main Street in Chester, is offering three more free internet classes using tablet computers on Wednesday evenings in April.

  • On April 2, learn how to browse more than 20 databases through the Vermont On-line Library.
  • April 9, play with Internet Archive.
  • And on April 16, discover genealogy and old newspapers.

Sign up for one class or all three to be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on these Wednesday evenings in the library’s Community Room. Call 802-875-2277 for details and enrollment. A limited number of tablets are available or you may bring your own portable devices with WiFi capability. The Community Room is handicapped accessible and equipped with a hearing loop.

April 9: Savvy Seniors with a Medicaid message at Wilder Library

Wilder Memorial Library will host the Vermont Senior Medicare Patrol from the Community of Vermont Elders to serve up its hilarious Savvy Seniors performance at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the library. Vermont SMP partnered with Lyric Theatre Company of Burlington to create an engaging presentation on health-care errors, fraud and abuse using humorous skit performances. This witty half hour presentation at the library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road, will be followed by a question and answer period on the topic of health-care fraud. This is a free program. For more information, visit www.wildermemoriallibrary.org/programs/special-events/, Wilder Memorial Library’s Facebook page, @WilderWeston, call 802-824-4307, or email wilderweston@gmail.com.

–Compiled by Cynthia Prairie and Susan Lampe-Wilson

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