Upcoming events: Ghost hunters in Weston; Chester Rotary hosts former U.N. ambassador; VT cemetery group meets; Enchanted Forest tales welcome all; blessing of pets at St. Luke’s; ‘Playbook’ screened by FOLA; and tracks expert at Misty Valley

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.

Sept. 30: Ghost Hunters come to Weston

Have you ever felt like you’re not alone? Or do a few too many things go bump in the night at your home or place of business? Then you should come meet the Vermont Paranormal Investigators from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the main room of the Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston. Team members from VPI will share their paranormal experiences including the history of their team and details from some of the their cases. Learn about the theory and science behind ghost hunting and the equipment they use. This event is free. Space is limited. Reserve a spot by calling 802-824-4307 or emailing wilderweston@gmail.com. For more information about library events, services, and programs, visit wildermemoriallibrary.org.

Oct. 2: Chester Rotary hosts ambassador Tarr-Whelan

Linda Tarr-Whelan

Linda Tarr-Whelan

The Chester Rotary Club has invited Linda Tarr-Whelan to speak at its First Thursday meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Fullerton Inn, 40 The Common, Chester. There is no charge to attend the meeting. Tarr-Whelan served as the ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in the Clinton administration and as a deputy assistant for Women’s Concerns in the Carter White House.

She has written a book titled  Women Lead the Way and is a founder of the public policy organization, Demos, which is working toward the day when all have an equal say and an equal chance in the economy. She will speak about the importance of women’s leadership in our world today.

For more information visit the club’s site at http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?accountid=2919.

Oct 4: Vermont Old Cemetery Association meeting

The fall meeting of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association will be on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Townsend Town Hall, Route 30, Townsend.

Coffee hour will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. The presentation will be on photographing and reading gravestones by Robert LeBond of the Brattleboro Camera Club. Lunch will be $13 (wrap, soup, salad and pies). Send check to Charlie Marchant, PO Box 132, Townsend, VT 05353. The Vermont Old Cemetery Association’s website is voca58.org.

Bring the family to “The Enchanted Forest” for a storytelling event

Bring the family to The Enchanted Forest storytelling event

Oct. 4:  Enchanted Forest
returns to Chester

T he Chester Conservation Committee is sponsoring  The Enchanted Forest, an outdoor storytelling event for families on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event will take place on the nature trail behind Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Route 103S, in Chester. Participants will travel along a candlelit path through the woods to hear a folk tale, with mimes acting out the story at campfires. The performance finishes with dance and song, which are created especially for this occasion and fully involve the audience.

This year’s story is based on the Russian folk tale The Language of the Birds. Storytellers Julian Leon, Meg Minehan and Grace Brigham will recount the story of young Ivan who learns the language of the birds and uses it to understand many situations.

The performance is approximately one hour long, with shows starting every half hour. Tickets may be purchased for the 5:30, 6 , 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. shows. Since seating is limited, tickets should be purchased ahead of time. Unsold tickets will be available at the gate. Tickets are available at Misty Valley Books on The Green in Chester for $2 per person. Children under 3 are free with an accompanying adult. In case of rain, the performance will take place Sunday, Oct. 5 at the same times.

For more information, please contact Melissa Post, 802-875-4102 or at goodwood@vermontel.net.

Bring your pets for a special blessing

Bring your pets for a special blessing

Oct. 4: Pets blessed at St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 313 Main St. in Chester will offer the Celebration of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, on the front lawn of the church.

This free event will be held rain or shine. The Rev. Thad Bennett, St. Luke’s Interim Rector, will offer the blessings for dogs and cats. All are welcome. There will be treats for pets, and owners and pets will receive a St. Francis Medal to wear. There is parking in front on Main Street, with additional parking behind the church.

Oct. 4: Romantic comedy ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ in Ludlow

The next Friends of the Ludlow Auditorium movie will be Silver Linings Playbook at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium, 37 Depot St. in Ludlow.

FOLA screens Silver Linings Playbook this week.

FOLA screens Silver Linings Playbook this week.

Silver Linings Playbook is rated R. It’s a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama. Bradley Cooper plays Patrick “Pat” Solatano Jr., a man with bipolar disorder who is released from a psychiatric hospital and moves back in with his parents, played by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Determined to win back his estranged wife, Pat meets recently widowed Tiffany Maxwell, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, who offers to help him get his wife back if he enters a dance competition with her.

The two become closer as they train and Pat, his father, and Tiffany examine their relationships with each other as they cope with their issues.
The film is free but donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be provided by Berkshire Bank and water by FOLA. For information, call 802-228-729 or www.fola.us.

Lynn Levine shares how to Identify animals by their tracks and scat at Misty Valley Books

Lynn Levine shares how to identify animals by their tracks and scat at Misty Valley Books

Oct. 5: Tracks & scat: Identifying
animals with Lynn Levine

Lynn Levine will present her new book, Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Misty Valley Books, 58 Common St. in Chester. The book is a year-round. waterproof pocket guide with life-size illustrations of both animal tracks and scat. It has two sections that are organized to help determine the species of an animal.

The event is free to the public. A reception and book signing will follow Levine’s remarks. For more information call 802-875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.

— compiled and edited by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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