St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin
Saturday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Francofest Dinner
Take part in a celebration of homemade French cuisine, which includes tourtieres, baked beans, chicken pie and coleslaw. A number of sweet culinary delights will be served in the community room of the arts center starting at 4:30 p.m. Wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 per plate and are currently available at the arts center office and on line at www.stkieranarts.org via the performing art series link. Tickets at the door will be $15.
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. — Le Vent du Nord
New to the arts center is this highly acclaimed quintet whose vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions rooted in the Celtic diaspora with a broad range of global influences. “Featuring button accordion, bouzouki, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald Tickets are $16 for adults/$12 for those under 18 and are available in advance at the center office or online for a small fee or at the door on the day of the concert.
Dummer Town Hall, Hill Road
Saturday, Nov. 4, 4 to 7 p.m. — Annual Harvest Soup Supper,
This event is open to the public. Come and enjoy a variety of soups, chili's, and chowders, along with delicious homemade desserts and breads, prepared by the locals. Donations will be accepted in lieu of a fee. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Dummer Public Library.
Shelburne Town Hall, 74 Village Road
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Village Craft and Food Fair
All local residents and visitors to the region are invited to attend the 8th Annual Shelburne Village Craft & Food Fair. Volunteers have planned a fun day featuring both artisan handmade crafts, crave-worthy homemade comfort foods and tempting baked goods. There will be something for everyone. Funds raised will be donated to the historic Shelburne Union Church to support its building preservation and maintenance fund.
Lancaster Town Hall, 25 Main Street
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3, Nov. 4, at 7 a.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. — “Noises Off.”
This play presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing's On.” The audience sees this crowd onstage and backstage as they bumble through rehearsal and performances of the farce with romance and great dramas of their own, and laughs all the way. Tickets $10 at the door and credit cards are accepted. One warning: The show does have mild adult themes.
Lancaster Town Hall, 25 Main Street, Lancaster
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. — “Noises Off.”