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News & Notes for the Chester Region

Extrasolar Planet Search - From Home!

The effort to search for extrasolar planets has broadened and deepened. It now enjoys the assistance of amateur astronomers (aka "unpaid astronomers"), students and lay observers.

The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will hold its monthly meeting at the Whiting Library in Chester, on Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. SoVerA President, Claudio Veliz, will describe how researchers and amateurs are working together to find these compelling objects including a hands-on demonstration of how one particular instrument may be used with one's backyard telescope to detect these objects.

Visit http://sovera.org/events/ for a poster of the event.

For questions or comments contact Veliz at 875-6464.

Stage Door Series Presents Avenue Q

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Stage Door Series continues on Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at Chester's Stone Hearth Inn with an evening of songs and insights from Avenue Q, a Vermont premiere to be performed this summer by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company.

Join Music Director Rob Meffe, Broadway cast member Sharon Wheatley and WPTC Producing Director Tim Fort in learning more about this envelope-pushing adult Broadway hit through songs and stories.

Chester's Misty Valley Books will sell CD soundtracks of the hilarious musical comedy.

The event is sponsored by The Stone Hearth Inn and Misty Valley Books and is not suitable for children. Call 824-5288 for reservations. There is a $7 cover charge and seating is limited.

Created by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, AvenueQ will run on the Weston Playhouse MainStage from July 15 through 31.

For more information, visit www.westonplayhouse.org.

Gassetts Grange Breakfast & Dance Night

Gassetts Grange is having their monthly Breakfast for the community Sat. the 6th of March. It will be 8-9:30 a.m. at the Grange Hall North of Chester at the Route 10 junction.

That same night is our squaredance 7-11 p.m. also at the Grange Hall. Music by Green Mtn. Express and Friends and caller is Arnold Stoddard.

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