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June 23rd, 2017

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Wednesday, June 21
BARRE – Authors at the Aldrich: Novelist Melanie Finn. Aldrich Public Library. 6 p.m. Melanie Finn is the author of the luminous novel The Gloaming and has also worked as a screenwriter and journalist. She founded and directs the Natron Health Project, which brings healthcare to remote Maasai communities in Tanzania.

Robin Hood Party. Aldrich Public Library. 1-4 p.m. Games, crafts, snacks, and a costume contest are all part of this party celebrating all things Robin Hood. Don’t miss the “archery” contest! Party will be followed by a screening of a children’s movie adaptation of Robin Hood’s classic story.

MONTPELIER – Hike Montpelier with GMC. Moderate. 4-5 miles. Sabin’s Pasture. Hike from after work until sunset. Bring a light dinner or snacks, water and headlamp. Contact co-leaders: Phyllis Rubenstein at Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net or 802-793-6313 or Charlene Bohl at CharleneBohl.comcast.net or 229-9908 for meeting time and place.

John Lackard Blues Jam at Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St. 7:30 p.m.

Capital City Band Free Outdoor Concert. State House lawn. 7-8 p.m. Come enjoy a picnic with neighbors or meet some new friends while enjoying this delightful Vermont musical tradition. Or, bring an instrument and play along with the band. Info: 456-7054.

Thursday, June 22
BROOKFIELD – Film: The Babushkas of Chernobyl. Old Town Hall. 7 p.m. Admission is $5/person. A story of three unlikely heroines living inĘthe radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4.Ę

MONTPELIER – Art Talk with Ethiopian Graffiti Street Artist Behulum Mengistu Wude. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St. 7 p.m. Free and open to all, donations are appreciated. Wude will share a presentation about his work, followed by discussion and a reception.

Friday, June 23
BARRE – RockFire Granite Heritage Night. Vermont Granite Museum. 7 p.m. to midnight. Experience Barre’s granite history with games, food and music. Enjoy the new Nature Walk lit by luminaries featuring historical characters from Barre’s past. Starting at 8pm, timed groups of 25 people will depart approximately every ½ hour for the FireWalk Đ first come, first served. Walking shoes recommended!

EAST MONTPELIER – Natural Life in Watercolor Classes. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rt. 2. 3-5 p.m. Runs for 6 weeks. $35 for the class and $15 for materials. Taught by Susan Sawyer. Info/sign up: Susan Crampton, 802-223-6954

MONTPELIER – Herbal Facial Rejuvenation with Olga Mardach. VCIH, 252 Main St.Ę6-8:30 p.m. $20 members/$23 non-members (includes $5 materials fee). Call 802-224-7100 or email info@vtherbcenter.org for more information and to register.

Bike Ride with GMC. Easy. 20+/- miles. Enjoy a ride from Montpelier to Waterbury to enjoy the Strawberry Festival at the Waterbury Congregational Church. Great food! Leave at 4 p.m. from the parking area behind the Dept. of Labor. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com

Ben Dunham Backline Collective Album Release Party. Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5.

MORRISVILLE – Big & Messy Art Space. River Arts, 74 Pleasant St. 10 a.m. Free. Ages 2-5. BIG & Messy ART Space is a facilitated space for parent-and-child creative exploration with a focus on process, rather than product. All art stations are open-ended, and child led. It’s always drop-in, no reservations required. Info: info@riverartsvt.org

RANDOLPH CTR – Evening Pasture Walk at an Organic Dairy Farm. Beidler Family Farm, 821 South Randolph Rd. Tour the Beidler fam with the Vermont Land Trust, and learn from farmers Brent and Regina Beidler about the importance of grazing on this all-grass, organic dairy. Walk through the pasture, meet the cows, and enjoy some ice cream and refreshments at this beautiful location. Free event but registration is required; visit vlt.org/event/pasture-walk to sign up. This event is part of the Vermont Land Trust’s 40th Anniversary event series; learn more at vlt.org/events

Saturday, June 24
BARRE – RockFire. 7 p.m. Millstone Trails open to the public for walking. Bow Thayer and His Band Outdoor Concert, Food Options will be available, 9 p.m. Iron Guild Performance, 9:30 p.m. FireWalk Commences, Sky Lantern Send-off.

HUHS class of 1970 Big 65th Birthday Bash. The Steakhouse, Montpelier-Barre Road. 6 p.m. Classmate George Woodard will be sharing a completed short silent movie and a few other surprises! The class of 1970 has lost 6 classmates since graduation and they will be remembered. Reservations: Josette Metayer 802-793-9794.

EAST MONTPELIER – “Call and Response: An Evening of Music and Theater Exploring Communication and Relationships”. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Take a journey with emcee Roya Millard as she weaves together the music, drama and the spoken word, exploring together the nuance- and not-so-subtle- of communication and how it affects relationships. A dessert cafe will follow each performance. Tickets are $8 each, and all proceeds will benefit the Old Meeting House Arts Fund.

MONTPELIER – Capital City Farmers Market. 60 State St. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Capital City Farmers Market starts its 40th year with over 50 farmers, food producers, and craftspeople.

Central Vermont Cycling Tour. It’s a classic Đ one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont. Explore scenic back roads around Montpelier with a supported group bike ride. Well marked courses, great food, bike patrol on duty. Three options for distance Đ from family friendly short loop to challenging long tour for athletes. Kids and teens 18 and under free, adults $50 registration. Fundraiser for Cross Vermont Trail.

Boreal Birds at Moose Bog. 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee and Spruce Grouse beckon from Moose Bog and other spots in the Northeast Kingdom. Enjoy a breeding season outing in search of the “boreal grand slam” and other northern species. Carpool from Montpelier. Fee.

WAITSFIELD – Waitsfield Farmers Market. Mad River Green. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See description 6/10

WATERBURY – Green Mountain Grooves & Brews. $20, Children 12 and under free. Gates open at noon. Tickets include entry, a drink voucher, music performances, free parking (with arrival before 6 p.m.), fireworks show, and support for the many efforts of the Waterbury Rotary Club.

Sunday, June 25
BARRE – RockFire. Millstone Trails open to the public for walking.

A Memorial Celebration of Vermont Poet David Budbill’s Life & Work. Barre Opera House. 3-5 p.m. This memorial celebration of David Budbill is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature readings and musical performances of David Budbill’s work by many of his collaborators including renowned NYC jazz musician William Parker, actor Rusty DeWees, Vermont composer Erik Nielsen, actors and musicians from Lost Nation Theater’s recent production of “Judevine”. Reception with simple food and libations following the memorial celebration.

EAST MONTPELIER – Scoop Night Fundraiser. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rt. 2. 4-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. $1 a scoop. Come join us and try a taste of many dishes: Main Courses, Soups, Desserts, Coffee & Tea. Try as much or as little as you want. Info: 223-3322 or twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net

Monday, June 26
MONTPELIER – Vacation Bible School. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St. 6-8 p.m. Children (4-12) will learnĘBible stories as well as conservation of food and being kind to our planet through recycling. Games, singing, crafts, and snacks. Register: Melissa 595-9584, or register the first night.

Tuesday, June 27
BARRE – Micro Business 18th Annual Potluck. 30 Bailey St. 6-8 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share and your business cards. Register: 802-477-5214

BERLIN – Bike Ride with GMC. Moderately difficult. 24 miles. Berlin Pond to Brookfield Floating Bridge. Bring lunch as there is no place to buy it. Leave from the Berlin Pond public parking area at 10 a.m. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com

MONTPELIER – Vacation Bible School. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St. 6-8 p.m. Children (4-12) will learnĘBible stories as well as conservation of food and being kind to our planet through recycling. Games, singing, crafts, and snacks. Register: Melissa 595-9584

WEBSTERVILLE – Tuesday Morning Nature Walks. 44 Brook St. 9 a.m. Join Marianne Kotch and Suzy Klinefelter for easy to moderate walks, exploring various trails and lookouts.ĘIf we have enough people, we’ll split into fast and slow walking groups. All ages and newcomers are welcome.ĘWalks last approximately an hour and a half.ĘDogs on leashes are welcome. If it’s raining enough for an umbrella, the walk will be cancelled.

Wednesday, June 28
BARRE – Serenity Circles: Hula Hooping for Kids. Aldrich Public Library. 1-2 p.m. Ages 4 to 8. 2-3 p.m. Ages 9 and up. Learn to hoop with a pro! Serenity Circles puts a magical spin on life through hoops, wands, and fire Đ but we’re sticking with just the hoops for this program. All experience levels welcome.

Authors at the Aldrich: Graphic Memoirist Dana Walrath. Aldrich Public Library. 6 p.m. Dana Walrath created the award-winning graphic novel Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s through the looking glass as a series of visual vignettes memorializing her mother’s final years with dementia, processing her own grief, and finding hope through it all.

MARSHFIELD – “Build a Better World” Family Fun Night. Jaquith Public Library. 6:45-8 p.m.ĘListen to Stories with storytellerĘLawrenceĘBlack.ĘYou can betĘLawrenceĘis full of all kinds of charming, quirky, and funny tales and he wants to share a few with you. Be prepared to sigh, chuckle, and laugh right out loud!

MONTPELIER – Capital City Band Free Outdoor Concert. State House lawn. 7-8 p.m. Come enjoy a picnic with neighbors or meet some new friends while enjoying this delightful Vermont musical tradition. Or, bring an instrument and play along with the band. Info: 456-7054.

Vacation Bible School. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St. 6-8 p.m. Children (4-12) will learnĘBible stories as well as conservation of food and being kind to our planet through recycling. Games, singing, crafts, and snacks. Register: Melissa 595-9584

Thursday, June 29
MONTPELIER – Vacation Bible School. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St. 6-8 p.m. Children (4-12) will learnĘBible stories as well as conservation of food and being kind to our planet through recycling. Games, singing, crafts, and snacks. Register: Melissa 595-9584

PEACHAM – Peacham Farmers Market in your weekly calendar of events. The Peacham Market on the Academy Green is open from 4 to 7 pm on Thursdays in conjunction with the Peacham Cafe which will be serving dinner until 7 pm. We will be open every week until September 7th.

WAITSFIELD – Frendly Gathering Music Festival. Sugarbush Resort. Twiddle and Charles Bradley headline the 7th annual Frendly Gathering Music Festival, produced by best frends and snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani. Heralded as one of New England’s premier music festivals, 25+ acts including rock and roll, bluegrass, folk, jam, reggae and electronic bands will be featured, along with camping, yoga, food, skateboarding, dance workshops, inspiration and of course “Frendship.”

Rock of Ages: The Musical. Valley Players Theater. 8 p.m. A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade. Tickets: www.valleyplayers.com or call 802-583-1674 for more details

Friday, June 30
MONTPELIER – Vacation Bible School. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St. 6-8 p.m. Children (4-12) will learnĘBible stories as well as conservation of food and being kind to our planet through recycling. Games, singing, crafts, and snacks. Register: Melissa 595-9584

DJ Dirty Santa. Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5.

WAITSFIELD – Frendly Gathering Music Festival. Sugarbush Resort. See details 6/29

Rock of Ages: The Musical. Valley Players Theater. 8 p.m. A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade. Tickets: www.valleyplayers.com or call 802-583-1674 for more details

WILLIAMSTOWN – Family Night at Ainsworth Public Library. 6 p.m. Motion Exploration: Experiments with ramps, balls and cars. Please register. Open to all ages. Each family receives a free book to take home.

Saturday, July 1
MONTPELIER – Capital City Farmers Market. 60 State St. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Capital City Farmers Market starts its 40th year with over 50 farmers, food producers, and craftspeople.

STOWE – Chicago…presented by Stowe Theatre Guild. 7:30 p.m. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap É until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.

WAITSFIELD – Friendly Gathering Music Festival. Sugarbush Resort. See details 6/29

Rock of Ages: The Musical. Valley Players Theater. 8 p.m. A celebration of classic 80s rock culture, the show tells the story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade. Tickets: www.valleyplayers.com or call 802-583-1674 for more details

Waitsfield Farmers Market. Mad River Green. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, July 2
GREENSBORO – Circus Smirkus Opening Weekend. Smirkus World HQ Circus Barn. 1 and 6 p.m.

NORTHFIELD – Breakfast Buffet. American Legion. 8-11 a.m. Open to public. $9 adults, $4 children under 10. Eggs & omelets made to order, chipped beef on toast, pancakes, French toast, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit, juice, coffee, tea cash bar available after 10 a.m. Specials on Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas

WEBSTERVILLE – Sunday Morning Nature Walks. Barre Town Forest, meet at kiosk 44 Brook St. Join naturalist Samantha Ryan for easy to moderate walks through the forest.ĘBring your camera for advice on photo-worthy sights, including fungi and bugs.ĘIf it’s raining enough for an umbrella, the walk will be cancelled. Info: Marianne Kotch at 476-4185 or email mkotch731@gmail.com.

Monday, July 3
MONTPELIER – “Cultivating the Wood Element” Đ Remedies for Detoxification and Personal Growth with Baylen Slote. VCIH, 252 Main St. 6-7:15 p.m. $8 members/$10 non-members. Call 802-224-7100 or email info@vtherbcenter.org for more information and to register.

Celebrate Independence Day. Downtown Montpelier. This free and family-friendly day features activities for all ages. Feast on foods from over 40 vendors, highlighting the taste of Vermont, but with an international theme. Under the grandeur of the State House, families are invited to enjoy Olympic Games, a music concert and spectacular fireworks viewing. Around town, enter the Montpelier Mile Road Race and enjoy other fun festivities throughout the day.

Tuesday, July 4
BETHEL – Firefly Arts Collective. Firefly, as a regional Burning Man organization, follows these principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, Immediacy. Community volunteers do everything from setup to cleanup.

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