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Colleen Lowe, of Plainfield, accepts a high five from Caodhan Barr, of West Lebanon, who perched on his father Paul’s shoulders to send off runners in the CHaD Hero Half Marathon and 5k run in Hanover N.H., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Amanda and I are putting the site on hiatus for the first two weeks of October as we both take some vacation time!

As a going-away gift, here’s a list of events that have caught our eye over the next two weeks.

First of all, check out these excellent roundups by our colleagues here at the Valley News.

A sampling of events from Valley News staff writer David Corriveau’s fall roundup. Click the picture to read the roundup.

And get up-to-date information from these Valley News sources:

And now, on to our picks!

Saturday, Sept. 29

Roller derby: Twin State Derby (aka the Upper Valley Vixens) take on a Cape Cod team in Woodstock at 6 p.m.

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Sept. 29-30

The second two days of the three-day International Black Theatre Summit in Hanover. It’s titled “Breaking New Ground Where We Stand” and revisits August Wilson’s 1998 summit at Dartmouth, “The Ground on Which I Stand,” and asks: Where do we stand now? Where can we go? How can we get there?

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Sunday, Sept. 30

Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds.

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Tuesday, Oct. 2

International Women’s Club meeting in Hanover.

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Wednesday, Oct. 3

Hartford Parks & Rec leads a 9 a.m. hike of Gile Mountain in Norwich.

Therapy dog information session at the Norwich Public Library; 5:30 p.m.

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Thursday, Oct. 4

Free workshop on drawing mandalas at the D-H Aging Resource Center; 9:30 a.m.

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Friday, Oct. 5

Listen Thrift Store’s grand opening of their new Miracle Mile store in Lebanon (the former home the Bridgman’s Furniture Store).

First Friday festivities in White River Junction.

Astronomical observing in Hanover.

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Saturday, Oct. 6

Autumn moon festival in Windsor; 4 to 9 p.m.

Revolution’s Fall Fashion Extravaganza starts at 8 p.m. at the Briggs Opera House. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Living Proof Mentors.

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Oct. 6-7

Vermont North by Hand hosts its 14th annual artisans co-op tour, where members will be displaying, selling and demonstrating a wide variety of handcrafted items — all made in Vermont. It’s 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and artist studios are located in Corinth, Bradford, Fairlee, Newbury ,West Newbury, Ely and North Thetford.

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Sunday, Oct. 7

The 16th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle in Thetford.

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Tuesday, Oct. 9

Two lectures at Dartmouth College: “Race, Psychiatry and African-American Religions” (4:30 p.m.) and “The 10-Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis” (5 p.m.).

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Thursday, Oct. 11

Indigenous People’s Day potluck, movie showing and discussion at the Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction; 5:30 to 8 p.m.

OUT in the Valley Happy Hour, a queer mixer/happy hour at the Skinny Pancake in Hanover; 6 to 9 p.m.

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Friday, Oct. 12

Lea DeLaria — better known as Boo from Orange Is the New Black — performs at Dartmouth.

Fall Rail Trail walk in Lebanon; 10 a.m.

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Sunday, Oct. 14

CHaD Hero Day to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

The 2018 Cider Festival at the Enfield Shaker Museum.