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Readers are invited to capture the colors of the season in our 15th annual fall foliage photo contest. Send in your finest shots for consideration, and we’ll print the best in the Oct. 28 issue of the Stowe Reporter. Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos as rated by the Vermont Community Newspaper Group staff.

Do you have empty spots in your garden that could use a little sprucing up with new plants? Come and shop for plants like unusual daylilies, hellebores and more at the Lamoille Neighbors plant sale, Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, 826 Trombley Hill Road, Hyde Park.

This October the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro will exhibit art by more than a half dozen of North America's most renowned wildlife artists. In conjunction with that exhibit, the Vermont Wildlife Coalition Education Fund is offering $2,500 in prizes to students in grades 7-12 who submit their own works of art depicting Vermont wildlife.

Stowe photographer Robert Fahey is the featured artist for the month of September at the Penny Cluse Cafe, 169 Cherry St., Burlington.

The Friends of the South Burlington Public Library used bookshop has moved into its permanent home on the second floor of the city’s new library.

To honor Vermonters lost to COVID-19, Vermont Interfaith Action hosts a memorial service on the lawn of the Statehouse in Montpelier Sunday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m.

Elmore author Sandy Lee Manning will present her new spy thriller, “Nerve Attack,” at an outdoor program in the backyard tent of the Greensboro Free Library Thursday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

The Stowe Republican town committee holds a reorganization meeting and cocktail social hour Saturday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. at Stowe Bowl, 1613 Mountain Road.

Stowe Democratic Party Committee is holding its biannual reorganization meeting to elect members and officers Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., outdoors at the gazebo by the Stowe Free Library.

Calling all adult hockey players. The Friends of Stowe Jackson Arena is holding the first Don Post Memorial co-ed hockey tournament Saturday, Oct. 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rokeby Museum hosts a family-friendly, autumnal celebration filled with kids’ activities, crafts, games, free apples, storytime and music Sunday, Sept. 19, noon-3 p.m.

Join Vermont Audubon for a celebration of birds and the grand re-opening of its renovated education barn, Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington.

I have often been stopped in my tracks by the sight of a white-tailed doe standing in the lush summer grass. Depending on the sun’s slant, the animal’s coat is a rich shade of rusty brown or burnt orange.

Annise Dobson, a postdoctoral researcher at the Yale School of Environment, leads a hike at the Hubbard Recreation and Natural Area on climate change impacts in the field and forest, Saturday, Sept. 25, 9-11 a.m.

The Johnson Food Shelf, along with the Johnson Recreation Program, is holding a Stuff the Truck event Sunday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Sterling Market in Johnson.

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Do you grow hostas? Even if you don’t know them by name, you’ll likely recognize their neat, rounded form in the garden. Hardy in zones 3-8, they’re popular as a reliable, easy maintenance choice.