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October 13th, 2016
Most of us know the story of Macbeth: Ambitious Scottish war hero heeds the prophecy of witches, and the urging of his wife, assassinates the king in cold blood and unravels in spectacular fashion.
“We all know how it’s going to come out,” says Melissa Lourie, who’s directing the Middlebury Actors Workshop production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, which opens at Town Hall Theater next Thursday, Oct. 20. “So, what’s going to keep us on the edge of our seats?”
VERGENNES — The American Legion Auxiliary 14 in Vergennes will be hosting a Trunk or Treat and Costume Dance Party! The Costume Karaoke Dance party with DJ Amanda Rock is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. It will be followed by Trunk or Treat in the parking lot from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
COLCHESTER — The Vermont Press Association is sponsoring “Debate Sunday” to allow voters a chance to hear the candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general on Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Michael’s College.
All candidates for the three statewide offices are invited to the event, which is being held in conjunction with the St. Michael’s College Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts Department.
Each debate is planned for 90 minutes in the McCarthy Arts Center.
STARKSBORO — The annual ham dinner of the Starksboro Village Meeting House Society will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Route 116 in Starksboro village. The menu features delicious baked ham, vegetables (mashed potatoes, winter squash, and coleslaw), homemade baked beans, rolls, a wide variety of homemade pies baked by some of Starksboro’s best pie makers, and beverages.
VERMONT — Fall marks the time when Vermont’s snakes may travel long distances to return to their den sites for the winter. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking people to keep an eye out for snakes while driving to avoid running them over and also to report any snake they see while out and about. These sightings will help to document the distribution of different snake species in Vermont.
BURLINGTON — Senior Vice President Dan Dubonnet, a Starksboro resident, will assume additional responsibilities for Hall Communications, following the passing of Executive Vice President Bill Baldwin, earlier this past month, Hall Communications President Arthur J. Rowbotham and Chairman of the Board Bonnie Hall Rowbotham announced.
The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series welcomes back the Gramophone Award-winning Belcea Quartet for their fifth concert on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. The program will include Schubert’s Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Brahms’s Quartet in A Minor, and Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden.” This is the first chamber music concert of the year, get excited!