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August 21st, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16

MONTPELIER – Circus Smirkus will perform its 2017 Big Top Tour: Midnight at the Museum at the Montpelier High School. 1-6 PM. Seating is general admission, so come early for good seats! Refreshments, including hotdogs and cotton candy are for sale in the concession tent 1 hour prior to show time. For more info, call 1-877-764-7587

Capital City Band Free Outdoor Concert. State House lawn. 7-8 PM. Come enjoy the last picnic of the season! See 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, August 17

Brookfield– Growing Up in the 40’s, 50’s, & 60’s! Listen to local storytellers tell their tails of growing up in Brookfield! Beginning at 7PM in the Brookfield Old Town Hall, our storytellers include Steve Hill, John Sprague, Mary Waldo, Kit Gage, Elinor Gray, and Betty Phillips. Feel free to bring your questions! This event is free and open to the public. Donations for the restoration and maintenance of The Old Town Hall will gladly be accepted.

MONTPELIER – Circus Smirkus will perform its 2017 Big Top Tour: Midnight at the Museum at the Montpelier High School. 1-6 p.m. Seating is general admission, so come early for good seats! Refreshments, including hotdogs and cotton candy are for sale in the concession tent 1 hour prior to show time. For more info, call 1-877-764-7587

Waitsfield– TENFEST 2017. The Vermont Playwrights Circle presents the 10th Annual Tenfest – 10 one-act 10-minute plays by 10 Vermont playwrights. $12 for adults, $10 for children/seniors. 8PM a the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Route100. For reservations and more info, call 802-583-1674 or email vtplaywrightscircle@gmail.com or visit www.vtplays.org.

WOODBURY– Merry Gangemi and Samn Stockwell, two award-winning local poets, share original work at the intimate Woodbury Community Library. Savor an entertaining hour of sharp wit and impressive lyricism Đ and homemade refreshments, too. Info? woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com or 472-5710. The Woodbury Community Library is located off Route 14 in Woodbury Village, behind the elementary school.

Friday, August 18

Peacham– Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, located in Peacham Village. Enjoy concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, and a craft fair. Come listen to Bob Amos & the Catamount Crossing, the Bayley Hazen Boys, Alan Greenleaf, & many others! Tickets at Catamount Arts: (802) 748-2600, catamount arts.org. There will also be food, a family tent, and an instrument petting zoo!

Graniteville- Tag Sale 8AM-3PM. Saint Sylvester Church, 223 Church Hill Road, Graniteville. For more info, contact Leslie Turcotte, PO Box 297, Graniteville, VT 05654, (802) 476-8616

MONTPELIER – Circus Smirkus will perform its 2017 Big Top Tour: Midnight at the Museum at the Montpelier High School. 1-6 p.m. Seating is general admission, so come early for good seats! Refreshments, including hotdogs and cotton candy are for sale in the concession tent 1 hour prior to show time. For more info, call 1-877-764-7587

Randolph – Pancake Supper! 4:30PM-7:00PM. It’s breakfast for dinner! Join Silloway Maple Sugarmakers for a pancakes supper in their Randolph sugar house, located at 1303 Boudro Rd., Randolph Center. Enjoy watermelon, pancakes, sausage, and their award-winning maple syrup from their wood-fired evaporator. Serving dinner from 5-7PM. Come early for a maple candy making demo at 4:30! Rain or shine. Purchase tickets at the door: $8 for adults, $3 for children.

Randolph-Last Mile Ride. Hundreds of motorcyclists, runners, and walkers will gather to raise money for special services that support patients needing end-of-life care. The event begins with a timed 5K and a 1 and 2.5 mile walk. Registration begins at 4:30 PM; event starts at 6 PM. There is still time to join the Last Mile Ride! Visit www.lastmileride.com for more information.

Waitsfield– TENFEST 2017. The Vermont Playwrights Circle presents the 10th Annual Tenfest – 10 one-act 10-minute plays by 10 Vermont playwrights. $12 for adults, $10 for children/seniors. 8PM a the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Route100. For reservations and more info, call 802-583-1674 or email vtplaywrightscircle@gmail.com or visit www.vtplays.org.

Saturday, August 19

EAST CALAIS – Give and Take Day. East Calais Church on Route 14. 9AM – 1 PM. Items include pianos, organ, kitchen ware, household items, clothing for men, women, and children. Puzzles, toys, books and many other items such as antiques. Also looking for more items to add to our current supply. For donations: Pastor Bill at 232-1013, Sandy at 456-8809 or Mary at 456-8161 A small donation is appreciated. No cost for those in time of need.

EAST RANDOLPH – Northeast Fiddlers Association’s monthly jam and meet. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. Noon-5:00 PM, Deyette’s home: 103 VT Rte. 14N, East Randolph, VT. Contact Lee Deyette at 802-728-5188 for more info.

Graniteville– Tag Sale 8AM-3PM. Saint Sylvester Church, 223 Church Hill Road, Graniteville. For more info, contact Leslie Turcotte, PO Box 297, Graniteville, VT 05654, (802) 476-8616

JEFFERSONVILLE Đ Learn More About Hunting Black Bears. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be holding a free seminar on hunting Vermont black bears at the Cambridge Fire Department in Jeffersonville. The seminar covers basic bear biology, successfully hunting bears, and processing bear meat. There will be a field portion to the seminar, so participants should plan to dress for the weather. Participants are asked to sign up by Wednesday, August 16. Sign up at www.vtfishandwildlife.com. Space is limited to the first 30 signups and seminars fill up quickly, so participants are encouraged to sign up as early as possible. For more information, call John Pellegrini at 802-793-1894.

Ludlow– The Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. presents the 26th Annual Lake Summer Arts & Craft Festival at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts, Route 103 S. Ludlow. 10:00AM-4:00PM, rain or shine. There will be instructor demonstrations, children’s activities, chain saw carving, food, silent auction, raffle, and juried arts & crafts. For more info, call 228-8770.

Montpelier– Prevent Child Abuse Vermont’s Walk & Run for Children will take place on the State House lawn. There will also be 5K run in conjunction with the walk. T-shirts, hotdogs, snacks. & water provided. There will also be team prizes, a raffle, and an appearance by Spider-Man! Registration opens at 8:00AM, run/walk starts at 10:00AM. To register, call 1-800-CHILDREN or visit www.pcavt.org.

Peacham– Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, located in Peacham Village. Enjoy concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, and a craft fair. Come listen to Bob Amos & the Catamount Crossing, the Bayley Hazen Boys, Alan Greenleaf, & many others! Tickets at Catamount Arts: (802) 748-2600, catamount arts.org. There will also be food, a family tent, and an instrument petting zoo!

Randolph-Last Mile Ride. Hundreds of motorcyclists, runners, and walkers will gather to raise money for special services that support patients needing end-of-life care. The event, started on Friday, continues with a 75-mile motorcycle ride. Registration begins at 8:30 AM, ride starts at 10 AM. There is still time to join! Visit www.lastmileride.com for more info.

Tunbridge– Royalton Community Radio’s 4th Annual Pedal Power to the People at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. This event will feature two scenic back road “gravel grinder” rides that will accommodate riders of all abilities. Advance/walk-up registration fee of $35 includes event t-shirt, ride support, a sag stop on the Beer Run and free admission to the NanoFest for all PPP registrants. Information/registration link at www.wfvr.org.

Waitsfield– TENFEST 2017. The Vermont Playwrights Circle presents the 10th Annual Tenfest – 10 one-act 10-minute plays by 10 Vermont playwrights. $12 for adults, $10 for children/seniors. 8PM a the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Route100. For reservations and more info, call 802-583-1674 or email vtplaywrightscircle@gmail.com or visit www.vtplays.org.

Sunday, August 20

Brookfield– Hip Hop Dance Class with Shannon Kelly from 3PM-4PM at the Brookfield Old Town Hall! Kids will learn a fun, happy, exer-centric dance to Pharrell’s song “Happy”! Come join the hip-hop fun!

3rd Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner By Sunset Lake presented by the Floating Bridge Food & Farms Coop. A North American Three Sisters Celebration! 5:00PM- 9:00PM at Ariel’s Restaurant, 29 Stone Road, Brookfield, Vermont 05036.

Graniteville– Lambert Dairy Tour. See a robotic dairy milker in action, meet the cows, and tour the Lambert Farm with Jennifer Lambert. 1-3 PM, 437 Lambert Road, Graniteville, VT 05675. Free; register online at bit.ly/2w6Q3W7 or visit www.vlt.org/event/tour-modern-dairy-robotic-milkers.

Montpelier– Hunger Mountain Coop Summer Party! This rain or shine event is free and open to everyone. We will have outside fun, including music and kids activities from 10AM-2PM, free chair massages in the cafe from 10AM – 6:45PM, and a wine tasting from 12PM – 3PM. There will also be a special BBQ Deli menu, raffles, and 5% off storewide for member-owners happening ALL DAY! Visit hungermountain.coop for details.

Waitsfield– TENFEST 2017. The Vermont Playwrights Circle presents the 10th Annual Tenfest – 10 one-act 10-minute plays by 10 Vermont playwrights. $12 for adults, $10 for children/seniors. 2PM a the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Route100. For reservations and more info, call 802-583-1674 or email vtplaywrightscircle@gmail.com or visit www.vtplays.org.

Monday, August 21

East Calais– A potluck dinner and program on early schoolhouses at the East Calais Recreation Center will be put on by the East Montpelier and Calais Historical Societies. Dinner at 6:00, bring a dish to share and your own place setting, coffee provided. For more information call Sandal Cate at 223-6446 or e-mail sandal@sover.net

East Montpelier-There will be NO SASH Blood Pressure Clinic at the Twin Valley Senior Center.

Montpelier-The Great American Eclipse! Come view the partial eclipse of the sun with your friends at the North Branch Nature Center. The eclipse maximum is at 2:41pm, but actually starts at 1:24pm. Be sure to arrive by 2:30pm, so you don’t miss the show! Bring your own eclipse glasses and/or a shoebox to make your own solar eclipse viewer. The northeast won’t experience a total eclipse of the sun, but at 65% solar coverage it should still be exciting to witness! Safety glasses for viewing the eclipse can be found at https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/.

 

Tuesday, August 22

RANDOLPH Đ Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with a chronic disease. The program focuses on topics that come up when dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease. Topics include: problem solving and action planning, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, & talking with doctors. 1:00PM-3:30PM in the Randolph Senior Center (6 Hale Street, Randolph). For more info, call 802-728-7714.

 

Wednesday, August 23

Barre-“The Vietnam War” Screening & Conversation. 5:00PM to 8:00PM at the Vermont History Center, Barre. History Center exhibits will be open, and we’ll be screening an excerpt from the new documentary The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick in partnership with Vermont Public Television. A community conversation will follow the screening. Screening starts at 6:00PM.

Brookfield– Extempo returns to the Brookfield Old Town Hall at 8:00 PM. This year, the extempo storytellers from 2012 will reprise their best-of stories. Extempo features original and true stories told in the first person, without any notes or aids. There is no admission for this event. Instead, attendees may use their donation dollars to vote for their favorite stories.

Fairlee– Produce Safety: Best Practices from Field to Consumer. Abha Gupta, the Crops & Soils Coordinator for UVM Extension Northwest Crop & Soils Program will discuss cover crop strategies such as integrating cover crops into a specialty crop management system, cover cropping equipment, and nutrient management. The goal of this discussion is to provide helpful soil health management tools that link to RAPs requirements. Topics covered will include: recording compost & soil amendments, employee training, selecting harvest containers, cleaning the containers, pack shed design, produce-washing set ups, wash water testing & changing protocols, labeling of produce containers to customers, cold storage cleaning, record keeping & traceability. 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Root5 Farm, 2340 US Route 5, Fairlee. Free.Contact Kyla Bedard at kyla@nofavt.org for more info.

Montpelier– Dog Day at the Pool! 5:00 PM Đ 6:30 PM (rain date: Thursday, August 24, 2017) at the Montpelier Pool, Elm Street at Poolside Drive. Join this fun once-a-year doggie swim at the Montpelier Pool! This annual event is the only day of the year that the dogs are allowed to swim in the town pool. Admission is by monetary donation to benefit Central Vermont Humane Society with a suggested donation of $20. Every dollar raised will help homeless animals find their “forever home.”ĘMore info is at www.centralvermonthumane.org

Randolph-Calling All Artists and Friends of Mental Health. Clara Martin Center is seeking submissions for their second annual art/poetry show entitled “From Green to Fall: Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.” The exhibit will be open to the public from September 15 Đ November 5, 2017 at the Chandler Art Gallery. Submissions must be sent in by August 23, 2017. For more information and submission requirements visit www.claramartin.org

 

Thursday, August 24

Montpelier– Happy Hour! Join the League of Women Voters for a fun evening as we raise a toast to Women’s Equality Day and celebrate the anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Open to the public. Come alone or bring a friend or two!! 5:30-7:00 PM The North Branch Cafe, 41 State Street, Montpelier. RSVP: lwvofvt@gmail.com or reservations at https://lwvhappyhr.eventbrite.com.

Friday, August 25

BERLIN – Friday Night Fires. Fresh Tracks Farm, 4373 VT Rte 12. Bring the whole family and enjoy pizza from Field Stone Farm starting at 6 p.m., live music (Cooie’s Hot Club Jazz Trio) starting at 7 p.m. and of course our Vermont wine!

 

Saturday, August 26

Barre-Barre City-Wide Yard Sale. The Barre Rotary Club will join forces with Central Vermont Boy Scout Troops and the Barre Partnership to create the first annual Barre City/Town wide yard sale to benefit the installation of the Barre Scouting Monument. The sale will take place throughout Barre City and Town, and Main St. merchants will be participating as well. 10AM to 5PM. Anyone interested in participating has a variety of options; contact PIERRE COUTURE AT 802 279 2221 for more info.

St. Johnsbury-Neave Trio at 7:30PM to benefit the EPIC Music Children’s violin program at the United Community Church at S. Main Street. Tickets are $20.

Stowe-Tango! Counterpoint Chorus, Sarah Cullins (soprano), Daniel Gaviria (guitar), Annemieke McLane (piano), Jeremiah McLane (accordion). 8:00 PM at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of concert. For more info, call (802) 540-1784 or visit www.counterpointchorus.org.

Williamstown– Aaron Martin Descendant Family Reunion at Lotus Lake Camp & Discovery Center. Aaron Martin had 15 children and more than 70 grand children, many who live in Central VT ĘAll family members are welcome. ĘContact Becky Watson at 802-433-5565 for more information

 

Sunday, August 27

Barre-Barre City-Wide Yard Sale. The Barre Rotary Club will join forces with Central Vermont Boy Scout Troops and the Barre Partnership to create the first annual Barre City/Town wide yard sale to benefit the installation of the Barre Scouting Monument. The sale will take place throughout Barre City and Town, and Main St. merchants will be participating as well. 10AM to 5PM. Anyone interested in participating has a variety of options; contact PIERRE COUTURE AT 802 279 2221 for more info.

Newbury– Uncommon Jam. Come enjoy music, food, drinks, & good times at the Newbury Vermont Common! Featuring Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, and Dwight & Nicole. There will also be local eats, craft brews, lawn games, gardens, & pop-up performances. 2PM-7PM. For tickets and info: courtstreetarts.org. (603) 989-5500

St. Johnsbury-Prydein at Dog Mountain, part of the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series. This American Celtic-rock band has made a name for itself by incorporating traditional Scottish bagpipes into its high-energy rock music. Often referred to as kilt rock and even Sham-rock, Prydein’s music appeals to audiences young and old with its infectious enthusiasm and fire. Prydein also incorporates elements of ska, funk and rockabilly into their unique sound. 4PM, 143 Parks Rd, St. Johnsbury. Contact Molly Stone at 802-748-2600, ext. 106 or mstone@KCPpresents.org

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.

 

Tuesday, August 29

MONTPELIER – Lunch with City Leaders. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Noon to 1 PM. Join Geoff Beyer, Parks Director & Tree Warden, over lunch to talk about the work they do, the city services they manage, recent successes and emerging challenges in our capitol city. Bring any questions you have about city government, facilities, goals, and more. Come early to hear the band and enjoy our air-conditioned space. All are welcome, reservations appreciated at 262-6288!

RANDOLPH Đ Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with a chronic disease. The program focuses on topics that come up when dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease. Topics include: problem solving and action planning, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, & talking with doctors. 1:00PM-3:30PM in the Randolph Senior Center (6 Hale Street, Randolph). For more info, call 802-728-7714.

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