Evening Fun This Week Oct. 22-28

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Katie Donovan

Want to get out of the house this week but not sure what to do or what's around?  Grab a friend or go solo and make a friend - try these activities and have some fun.

Live Music

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There are a lot of live music acts each day this week around the Upper Valley.  Many start at 6-7 pm, so you can enjoy them while eating or if you're like me and eat early, after your meal.  

You can see the live music acts on Yellow House Media's calendar here, featuring the Producers, Conniption Fits, Jim Yeager, and more of the local artists you love.  There's even a comedy open mic too!

The Skinny Pancake has music and trivia this week.  ArtisTree is hosting an open mic night in Pomfret at 7 pm Oct. 25th.  Perform or watch in a welcoming and casual atmosphere.

You can also create your own music with the Harmony Night Community Chorus who sings each Thurs. at the Senior Center in Lebanon at 6:30 pm.  No auditions necessary and all ages welcome.

Get Your Craft On

Scratch is having a miniature painting night and a craft night, both free and bring your own snacks and goodies.  Oct. 24. 5-9 pm.  Bring a project to paint.  Oct. 25 6-9 pm. Bring a project to work on or buy some cozy new yarn to start a new one.  There's a knitters group at Latham Library in Thetford at 6 pm on Thurs. Oct. 25 for all skill levels. 

Booze and Fun

Thurs. enjoy a pub crawl of three Salt Hill Pub locations with 603 Brewing from 5-9 pm.  On Sat. take part in the annual Halloween Party featuring the Party Crashers from 9 -10 pm.

Authors, Films, and Theatre

Mon. Oct. 22 at 7 pm enjoy a talk by author Joe Citro, who writes about local folklore, ghost stories, and hauntings in New England.  What a neat thing to hear at the Thetford Library.  Watch for free the 1963 film "The Haunting" at 6:30 pm at Mascoma Regional High School in Canaan on Wed. Oct. 24th. You can also see the one man show of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for $10 in Woodstock at 6:30 pm.  You can watch the play about the friendship between two poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, who exchange funny and lively letters on Wed. Oct. 24th and Fri. Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm at Northern Stage. 

Social Games

Scrabble Group on Mon. in WRJ at Tip Top, Mon. Oct. 22 at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome.  They play a more formal style of play.  Like cards?  You can also play cribbage at the Meriden Library from 6-7 pm on Tues. Oct. 23rd. There's also a pop-up board game night at Newberry Market, Tues. Oct. 23rd from 6-10 pm.  Bring snacks and games are provided.  

Break a Sweat

Try pickleball in WRJ on Tues. Oct. 23 from 6 - 7:15 pm at Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex for $2.  Shoot some hoops at the Lebanon Middle School Tues. Oct. 23rd from 8-10 pm.   Over 50?  Try open basketball on Wed. Oct. 24 at 7pm at the Hartford Memorial Middle School for $2 drop in.  You can also learn country dancing at the Fairlee Town Hall on Wed. Oct. 24th at 7 pm.  $3 beginners welcome and no partner necessary. 

Like what you see but can't make it this week?  A lot of these activities run every week so be sure to check them out.  

Find your niche, find a friend, and be a part of the wonderful community we live in: The Upper Valley.

For more fun and day trip ideas see my website Upper Valley Fun


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