+FIVE: May 3-9, 2018

Songbag – Plus!
LNO Spring 2018 Concerts

Rutland – May 4, Middlebury – May 6
7:30 p.m.
Grace Congregational Church
8 Court St., Rutland
Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus will present “The American Songbag, Plus!” Traditional folk music, music from the 1940s and 50s, and some more-recent tunes. $10 donation, 775-4301, gracechurchvt.org.

Mixed media – and emotions
“Hold Me, Pet Me, I’m Crying About Something” Reception

May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Castleton University Bank Gallery
104 Merchants Row, Rutland
Opening for a solo exhibition. A collection of artwork that spans the last few years of artist, feminist and educator Nina Dubois’ life: an alchemy of flash poetry, paint and reclaimed materials. Refreshments.

Read my lips
Wonderfeet Lip Sync Contest

May 5, 6 p.m.
Paramount Theater
30 Center St, Rutland
Performed by local teams with Judges’ Choice winner and audience Fan Favorite award. May not be suitable for all ages. Tickets $22.50, $25 & $35. All proceeds will benefit Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, 282-2678, www.wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.

Take a load off
Stone Bench Dedication

May 5, 10:30 a.m.
Castleton Town Office
263 Route 30 North, Castleton
Permanent installation at the Castleton Town Offices. Led by master sculptor Nora Valdez, a team of teen carvers created the stone bench this past summer.

Lace up
Hike into History

May 5, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Mount Independence
497 Mount Independence Rd., Orwell
Guided walk to explore Revolutionary War military strategy. $5, free under age 15, 759-2412. historicsites.vermont.gov.

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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