AUTHOR X 2
Biographies – Near and Far
6:30 – 9 p.m.
10 Park St.
Talk by Authors Burnham Holmes and Joanna Tebbs Young. Open Mic for poets and prose writers, (five-minute max). Complimentary tea, coffee and sweets. Free, 465-8424, www.bookandleaf.com.
WALK THIS WAY
Wonderpaws Festival & Paw Parade
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate a day in downtown with your dog. Kid and dog-friendly activities, demonstrations, vendors and specialists. $10 per dog, all dogs must register to attend the event. Registration begins at 10 a.m., parade at noon, www.wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Vermont Route 315
Fall Festival features games, farm animals, blacksmithing, free contra dance, bring picnic lunch. Donation $3, 394-7836, www.merckforest.org.
24th annual Bennington Quiltfest
Sept. 16 & 17
Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mount Anthony Union Middle School
747 East Road
Quiet Valley Quilters Guild presents More than 100 new quilts, demonstrations, vendors, consignment boutique. Lectures each day at 1 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Café open all day. $7, under 12 free. www.benningtonqultfest.com.
FETCH, CATCH AND SWIM
Tenth annual Dog Dock Diving Competition
Noon – 3 p.m.
The Palms at Prospect Bay
Benefits Rutland County Humane Society. $10 dog, donation spectators, 11 a.m. registration, 483-9171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.