Keller’s Soul and Blues Music, Plus One-man Circus at OTH

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:06am EDT

This Friday, Sept. 8, the Brookfield Old Town Hall will host soul and blues music by the Dave Keller Band.

Come for the concert and also enjoy some Back Road BBQ, served up by a group of four local operators— one pig farmer and three chefs—on a mission to feed friends and neighbors locally sourced, southern-style barbecue. The show begins at 7 p.m., and is BYOB—come early to get your barbecue dinner. This event is sponsored by Washington Electric Coop, and Eustis Cable.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning at 3 p.m., bring the family to Troy Wunderle’s one-man circus, an interactive show for all ages featuring juggling, wacky globe walking, ladder balancing, plate spinning, teetering rola bolas, unicycle antics, bubble routines, magic and comic buffoonery.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of art, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, Wunderle is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past 19 years, he has toured throughout the United States as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus.

Preceding the show, will be carnival games and snacks, face-painting, circus workshops, and more. Doors open at 3 p.m. and circus starts at 4 p.m. Due to the sponsorship of Frankenburg Agency, there is only a small entry fee per family for this event.

Mark your calendar for U.S. Electoral College discussion with Professor Kinvin Wroth and the Brookfield Community Partnership’s annual silent auction Wednesday, Sept. 12. Dean and Professor Emeritus Wroth, an expert on the U.S. Electoral College system, will lead a lively discussion and exploration into this complicated process, established by the founding fathers of the United States, which played such a large role in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

This event begins at 6 p.m. with “grazing appetizers” and the opening of the annual silent auction featuring items from area artisans, farmers, crafters, and residents. This event is BYOB and sponsored through a grant from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation.

Professor Wroth will begin his comments around 7 pm, and the silent auction will remain open throughout the evening and through the Souper Supper fundraiser with the Randolph Area Food Bank. RSVP for this event to lkellyvt@gmail.com or call Linda Kelly at 276-3181.

The Souper Supper fundraiser with the Randolph Area Food Bank on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. will feature hand-crafted ceramic bowls, soups, and breads from seven area restaurants, and home-made desserts. The BCP Annual Silent Auction will close at 8 p.m. that evening.

This event is sponsored by the Frankenburg Agency of Randolph and will benefit both the Randolph Area Food Shelf and the Brookfield Community Partnership. For a set donation, you’ll receive your choice of beautiful glazed pottery soup bowl, your choice of three ladles of soups, bread, and home-made dessert. For a smaller donation, you may sample three soups in a paper bowl, with bread and dessert. You can purchase extra pottery soup bowls and extra dessert, and there will be take-home soup in pints and quarts. There will also be a raffle for a large pottery bowl, perfect for soup or salad serving.

The Frankenburg Agency of Randolph serves as lead sponsor for the entire 2017 series of events at the Brookfield Old Town Hall.

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