+FIVE: April 19-25, 2018

Like, Totally Awesome!
Back to the 80s Dance Party
April 21, 7 – 10 p.m.
American Legion
378 Rte. 4A, W., Castleton
Snacks, door prizes, DJ MC Sounds and a $50 cash prize for the best 80s outfit. No need to dress up. $15 benefits Castleton Volunteer Fire Department, 278-8115, backtothe80scastleton.eventbrite.com.

Many Hands
Spruce Up Vermont Farmers Food Center
April 21, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Vermont Farmers Food Center
251 West St., Rutland
Volunteers wanted to help landscape and spring clean as part of the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. Community groups welcome. Light breakfast and lunch provided, comcastinthecommunity.com to register.

Tip of the Hat
“Our Town”: A Workshop Production
April 21, 7 p.m. & 22, 3 p.m.
Federated Church of Castleton
504 Main St., Castleton
A benefit performance of a staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic “Theater in the Woods,” directed by Meg Bouchard, $20 adults, $10 students, 7 p.m. 287-5744, rootsweb.ancestry.com.

Never to Late?
A Precautionary Tale
April 22, 3-5 p.m.
Pawlet Public Library
141 School St., Pawlet
Philip Ackerman-Leist’s presentation of, “A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage and Inspired a Movement.” This story of an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor from Mals, Italy, who came together to ban pesticides. The program includes a pop-up show of 20 large-format artworks by Douglas Gayeton. The program, exhibits runs through May 9.

Straight & Narrow
The Plumb Bobs Duo
April 22, 6 p.m.
Hide-A-Way Tavern
42 Center St., Rutland
Jonathan Czar and Marcos Levy of The Plumb Bobs doing a duo show as part of the Hide-A-Way’s spring Sunday series, 776-4156.

George Nostrand

George Nostrand is a Vermont musician, writer and calendar editor for the Rutland Reader and Rutland Herald. You might see him around as his alter-ego, the front man for George's Back Pocket.

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