+FIVE: September 14-20, 2017

AUTHOR X 2
Biographies – Near and Far
Sept. 14
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Leaf Bookstore
10 Park St.
Brandon
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
Sept. 16
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Center Street
Rutland
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.

Fall Festival
Sept. 16
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Vermont Route 315
Rupert
Fall Festival features games, farm animals, blacksmithing, free contra dance, bring picnic lunch. Donation $3, 394-7836, www.merckforest.org.

IN STITCHES
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
Bennington
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
Sept. 17
Noon – 3 p.m.
The Palms at Prospect Bay
Route 30
Lake Bomoseen
Benefits Rutland County Humane Society. $10 dog, donation spectators, 11 a.m. registration, 483-9171 or email jen@rchsvt.org.















































































































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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