+FIVE: April 5-11, 2018

Evergreen Blues?
Woody Pines
April 5, 7 p.m.
Chaffee Art Center
16 South Main St., Rutland
Gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin’ jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 1940s. $10, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Tall Tales?
Tree Stories
April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Shrewsbury Library
98 Town Hill Road, Cuttingsville
Forester Gary Salmon will discuss Vermont’s trees: their varieties, growing conditions, products, and responses to climate change.

Mogul Madness
Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge
April 7, 9 a.m.
Killington Resort
Amateur bumpers take to the slopes of Outer Limits to battle for a place in the finals. The top 32 men and 16 women will compete in a head-to-head competition for the mogul challenge cup. Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Entry fee $50, does not include lift ticket, Killington.com.

Sweet Stitches
29th Festival of Quilts
April 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; April 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
College of St. Joseph
71 Clement Rd., Rutland
Maple Leaf Quilters. Featured quilter Sharon Shorey. Demonstrations, antique quilts, basket auction, raffle. $6 one-day admission, www.mapleleafquilters.org.

Pioneer Performance
“Quilters the Musical”
April 7, 7 p.m.
College of St. Joesph Library
71 Clement Rd., Rutland
Final performance of this moving play about a pioneer woman and her daughters, combining music, dance and drama to capture the harsh challenges and rewards of frontier life. Free will offering benefits NewStory Center. www.csj.edu.

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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