Upcoming events: Learn about new recycling law; sip coffee with Chester Police; bid farewell to Hales; ‘General’ airs at FOLA; flea market in Ludlow; library book sale set; dine and chat with author on 1960s, ‘Silver Palate’ cookbook writer; music at Grounded4Life; and ‘Glass Menagerie’ kicks off Masters series at Weston

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.


Aug. 20: Londonderry Group to discuss new recycling law

In 2012, recycle_symbol1Vermont’s legislature passed the Universal Recycling Law, Act 148. Esther Fishman, recycling  coordinator for the Londonderry Group, is appearing at the Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections, 5700 Route 100, Londonderry at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 to discuss the law and address any confusion and questions the community may have.

Learn how this law affects you and what must be done to meet its mandates; what is banned from trash removal; what must be recycled; how to recycle specific items; what is the timeline for compliance; what are the ramifications of not doing so.
There is no charge to attend this hour-long session, but attendees must pre-register at 802-824-4343.

Neighborhood Connections is a community-based non-profit social services agency serving individuals and families in the area mountain towns of south-central Vermont. Visit its website at www.neighborhoodconnectionsvt.org.

Aug. 25: Coffee and chat with Chester Police

Have you ever wanted to ask a police officer a question but haven’t had the chance? Do you have a concern or question about your community? Join officers from the Chester Police Department as they provide coffee and conversation at the Country Girl Diner, 46 Route 103 S., on the last Tuesday of each month. This month’s meeting will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Aug. 30: Bon voyage to the Hales

Family and friends of Bill and Joanne Hale are invited to an Open House hosted by the Congregational Church of Chester and the Andover Community Church from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Congregational Church of Chester at 469 Main St., Chester. The Hales are moving to North Carolina to be closer to family. Stop by to reminisce and wish them well. Cards are welcome but no gifts. Refreshments will be served.


Aug. 22: Keaton’s ‘General’ featured by FOLA

Friends of Ludlow Auditorium will present its annual Silent Movie Festival at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium 37 Depot St. in Ludlow.

The feature movie will be Buster Keaton’s classic film, The General, supported by the background music provided by Jeff Rapsis. The lead-in to this movie will be another Keaton comedy short featuring the piano music of Glenn Brown.

Keaton masterpiece to play at Ludlow  Town Hall Auditorium

Keaton masterpiece to play at Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium

The General is a 1926 silent comedy inspired by the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase. The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman. Filled with hilarious sight gags and perfectly timed stunt work, it is memorable for its strong story-line of a single, brave, but foolish Southern Confederate train engineer doggedly in pursuit of his passionately-loved locomotive (“The General”) and the woman he loves.

Admission is free and open to everyone; donations are appreciated. Popcorn will be provided by Berkshire Bank and FOLA will offer water. For information, call 802-228-7239 or visit the web site at www.fola.us.

Flea Markets

Aug. 22: United Church plans Flea Market and Lunch

The United Church of Ludlow Women are preparing their annual Flea Market and Luncheon to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, in the garage area behind the church at 48 Pleasant St. in Ludlow.

The Flea Market will feature an assortment of many lightly used and interesting items, and the luncheon will feature a selection of cold plate specials served along with cookies and beverages. Lunch service is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church Community Room and will cost $5. For information, call 802-228-8598.


Aug 22: Library Friends’ book sale in Ludlow

The Friends of the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow will host its annual book sale on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on the lawn 88 Main St. in Ludlow. All money raised from the book sale will go to support the library’s services and programs the Friends group sponsors.

There will be a preview sale on the day before the sale. From 1–3 p.m. Friday Aug. 21, interested buyers get a chance to buy books before they go on sale on Saturday. A $10 entrance fee will be charged for the preview sale.

Pick from an immense selection of books. For further information, visit the Fletcher Memorial Library website www.fmlnews.org or call 802-672-4041.

Howard Gillette, historian and author of 'Class Divide: Yale ’64' discusses the ’60s with Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and environmentalist Gus Speth,

Howard Gillette, historian and author of ‘Class Divide: Yale ’64’ discusses the ’60s with Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and environmentalist Gus Speth.

Aug. 22: Three writers discuss the ’60s

Three writers and academics will have a conversation about the ’60s at Misty Valley Books, on the Green in Chester, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. The public is invited to dine with the three afterwards at the Fullerton Inn, next door to the bookstore.

Probing the distinctive elements that changed the course of their lives during and after their time at Yale University, two Vermont residents, Poet Laureate Sydney Lea and environmentalist Gus Speth, join a discussion with historian Howard Gillette, the author of recently released Class Divide: Yale ’64 and the Conflicted Legacy of the 1960s.

The conversation is open to the public and free of charge, and a reception will follow. Those who wish can then have dinner with the authors at the Fullerton Inn. Call 802-875-2444 for reservations in advance. For more info, contact Misty Valley Books at 802-875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.

Aug. 23: Dine with cookbook author Sarah Leah Chase

On Sunday, Aug. 23, join Misty Valley Books and cookbook author Sarah Leah Chase at the Free Range restaurant on the Green in Chester for brunch featuring recipes from her new cookbook, The New England Open House Cookbook. Chase will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sign books and talk about her recipes. Misty Valley Books will give a 10 percent discount on the book to brunch patrons.

Chase began her culinary career opening a specialty food shop and catering business called Que Sera Sarah. With an ever-changing array of carryout dishes inspired by the fare Chases had savored during European travels, her shop quickly became a Nantucket institution.

In a twist of fate befitting the name of her business, Chase launched a complementary career as a cookbook author when she met the ladies running Manhattan’s Silver Palate during those early years of catering. She is co-author of The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook.

Reservations recommended. Call the Free Range at 802-875-3346.


Aug. 21: Victory Project Band at Grounded4Life

The Victory Project Band performs at Grounded4LIFE at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. To preview some of the Christian band’s music, click here.

The Victory Project at Grounded for Life on Friday

The Victory Project at Grounded for Life on Friday

The event will be held at the coffee house in the lower level of the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St., in Chester. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation. Program begins at 7 p.m. with free admission.

Check out the Grounded4Life Facebook page or contact John Nunnikhoven at john4ns@fastmail.fm.


Aug. 27:  ‘Glass Menagerie’ launches American Masters at Weston Playhouse

Beginning Aug. 27, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece, The Glass Menagerie. The final production of Glass-Menagerie-Rehearsal-(w)its summer lineup, Williams’ iconic work also launches Weston’s five-year American Masters series, an initiative dedicated to bringing classics of American drama to Weston’s stage with artists of national stature.

The story itself is a memory play, narrated by the restless son of an aging Southern belle. It tells the tales of a family’s schemes to find a husband for Laura, the painfully shy daughter.

The Glass Menagerie runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 5 at the Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St. in Weston. Running two hours and 30 minutes including intermission, curtain times are Tuesday–Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased by calling 802-824-5288 or by visiting westonplayhouse.org.

–Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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