+FIVE: September 13-19, 2018

Gift of Life
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sept. 14, Noon – 5 p.m.
Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church
67 Gecha Lane, Pittsford
Give blood in September and receive a coupon via email for a free haircut. Schedule an appointment today by using the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins welcome.

Talkin’ rocks
Exploring Vermont Archaeology
Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Shrewsbury Library
98 Town Hill Rd., Cuttingsville
Ellie and Matt Moriarty of the South Champlain Historical Ecology Project will discuss their investigations of prehistoric Native American sites around southern Lake Champlain. Free, 492-3550. shrewsburylibrary.org.

Serious strings
Tinmouth Concert
Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Old Firehouse
Mountain View Road, Tinmouth
Old Firehouse Concerts Fall Series opens with guitarist Claude Bourbon. $10, $15 suggested donation, 446-3457.

Green Mountain Pug Rescue Social
Sept. 15, 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Sherburne Library Field
2998 River Rd., Killington
Costume contest, alumni rescued pug parade, silent auction, contests, door prizes, vendors, pug races and refreshments at the Pug Café. Proceeds to medical fund for the care of rescued pugs. $10, 12 and under $5, GMPR.org.

Don’t try this at home
Aikido Demo Open Class
Sept. 16, 3 – 4 p.m.
Brandon Town Hall
1 Conant Square, Brandon
Join 3rd-degree black belt Wade Davis-sensei and his students for a demonstration and stay for a half-hour open class afterward. Free-will donation toward sponsorships of Aikido students, brandontownhall.org.

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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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