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July 29th, 2014

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Monday, July 28

GROTON- Page-to-Screen Book Discussion: Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. Books available at the library. Groton Free Public Library, 7 p.m. Info. 584-3358.

MONTPELIER- Starry, Starry Night. We’ll watch for meteors, check out the rings of Saturn through a telescope, and more. North Branch Nature Ctr, $3 members/$5 non, 9 p.m. Info. 229-6206.

WATERBURY- Kids Creating Music. Kids ages 18 months to 4 years sing, dance & play instruments with Bob Brookens. Waterbury Public Library, 10 a.m.

 

Tuesday, July 29

BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info. 476-3637.

Ralph Peterson Book Reading and Signing. The Barre author shares his first book, “Managing When No One Wants to Work.” Next Chapter Bookstore, 7 p.m.

HARDWICK- Author Diana Whitney. Reading from her first book of poetry, Wanting It. Galaxy Bookshop, FREE, 7 p.m. 472-5533.

EAST CALAIS- Table Manners. Unadilla Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/23.

The Caretaker. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/25.

MONTPELIER- Village Harmony. Teen world music ensemble performs music from the Balkans, Ukraine, Georgian, Occitan France, and contemp. songs. Unitarian Church, sugg. admission $10/$5, 7:30 p.m.

Have Fun and Be Safe While Bicycling. Part of 8-part series, with classroom instruction & guided bike ride. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info. 223-2518.

Permission to Be Human: Conflict & Happiness Coaches. Part of workshop series led by coaches/mediators Kathleen Moore and Ginny Sassaman. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, noon – 1 p.m.

Committee on Child Protection Public Meeting. State House, 10am. Agenda at www.leg.state.vt.us/Committee01.cfm

NORTHFIELD- Northfield Farmers’ Market. Produce, baked goods and crafts. Northfield Common, 3-6 p.m.

RANDOLPH- Dave Keller Band. Blues and soul music, plus community BBQ (by donation) hosted by Stagecoach Transportation. Bring chairs or a blanket. Gifford Park, FREE, 6 p.m.

STOWE- Francesca Blanchard. Born in France, Francesca’s music reflects her physical and emotional travels. Helen Day Art Center lawn, FREE, 7 p.m. Rain site: Stowe Community Church.

WATERBURY- Science & Art. Part of Waterbury Public Library’s “Crafternoon” series, for ages 7 to 11. St. Leo’s Parish Hall, 109 So. Main St., 1-2:30 p.m. Pre-register 244-7036.

WATERBURY CTR- Waterbury Community Band. Outdoor concert. At park in front of the grange, 7 p.m. Rain site: Grange Hall.

 

Wednesday, July 30

ADAMANT- Piano Concert. Featuring artist participants from the summer session. Waterside Hall, Adamant Music School, $10/$6 students & seniors, 7:30 p.m.

BARRE- Authors at the Aldrich: Jen Lamphere Roberts. The hiker discusses her book, “AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont.” Aldrich Public Library, FREE, 6 p.m.

Dave Keller. Performing soul and blues music for the summer concert series. Currier Park, FREE, 7 p.m.

BRAINTREE- Line Dancing. Beginner-friendly lessons and open dancing with Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont. Abel Mtn Campground pavilion, Mobile Acres Rd., 6:30 p.m. 728-5722.

CALAIS- Open Mic Night. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 6 p.m.

EAST CALAIS- The Caretaker. Harold Pinter’s psychological study of the interactions between two brothers and a tramp. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, $20 adults/$10 kids, 7:30 p.m. Info. 456-8968.

MARSHFIELD- All About the Sun & Solar Energy. Story time followed by hands-on activities. For kids birth to age 7. Jaquith Public Library, 10 a.m. -.11:30 p.m. Free lunch after the program. 426-3581.

Read and Put Some Scientific Method in Your Madness. Performance by the Raggle Taggle Players. All ages welcome. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 6:30 p.m. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Capital City Band Concert. Band instrument players welcome to play along. State House lawn, FREE, 7 p.m. 223-7069.

PLAINFIELD- Goddard MFA Art Crawl. Grab a map and join us for student artwork and performances spread around the campus. Goddard College, starts 6:30 p.m. Info. www.goddard.edu

STOWE- On the Town. In this classic, three sailors on leave have 24 hours to sing and dance through “New York, New York” while trying to find love. Town Hall Theatre, $20/$10, 8 p.m. Info. 253-3961.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. The Skinner Barn’s summer musical, appropriate for audiences 13 years and older. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. Info. 496-4422 or www.theskinnerbarn.com

WATERBURY CTR- Inventive Vermonters: A Sampling of Farm Tools and Implements. Lecture & hands-on demo with Paul Wood. Potluck picnic 6 p.m., bring a hot dish/salad (desserts/drinks provided). Waterbury Ctr Community Church, FREE, 7:30 p.m. 585-4913.

WORCESTER- Kellogg-Hubbard Library Story Time on the Road. KHL is coming to your town! Bring the kids for songs, stories and silliness. Town Hall, 10:30 a.m. Info. 223-4665.

 

Thursday, July 31

CALAIS- Lizzy Mandell, Rudy Dauth & Christine Malcolm. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7 p.m.

EAST CALAIS- Table Manners. Part of Alan Ayckbourn’s comic and poignant “The Norman Conquests” series. Unadilla Theatre, $20 adults/$10 kids, 7:30 p.m. Info. 456-8968.

Blithe Spirit. Noel Coward comedy in which a socialite and novelist is haunted by the ghost of his first wife. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, $20 adults/$10 kids, 7:30 p.m. Info. 456-8968.

EAST CRAFTSBURY- Children’s Mini-Concert. Featuring the Craftsbury Chamber Players. East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, FREE, 2 p.m.

HARDWICK- Craftsbury Chamber Players. Concert featuring works by Beethoven, Miaskovsky and Mendelssohn. Hardwick Town House, $25/$10 students/kids 12 & under free, 8 p.m. 800-639-3443.

MARSHFIELD- Cold Country Bluegrass. Part of outdoor summer concert series. Bring a chair/blanket & picnic. Food also for sale. Old Schoolhouse Common, FREE, 6:30 p.m. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Incl. preliminary look at 2015 hospital budgets. Dept. of Financial Regulation, 89 Main St., 3rd fl., 1-4 p.m. http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/

SO. ROYALTON- Fracking, Case Law, and Marcellus Shale Communities. Part of “Hot Topics” lecture series, public welcome. Vermont Law School, Oakes Hall room 007, FREE, 1 p.m.

SO. WOODBURY- Profitable Small Acreage Production. Workshop with Paul Betz & Kate Camilletti. High Ledge Farm, $10 NOFA & VVBGA members/$20 others, 5-7 p.m. www.nofavt.org

STOWE- On the Town. Town Hall Theatre, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WATERBURY- Walk for Children. 3-mile walk to raise awareness and funds for child abuse prevention. Rusty Parker Park, registration starts 8 a.m., walk starts 10 a.m. Register at www.pcavt.org

 

Friday, August 1

ADAMANT- Piano Concert. Featuring artist participants from the summer session. Waterside Hall, Adamant Music School, $10/$6 students & seniors, 7:30 p.m.

CALAIS- Sky Blue Boys. Bluegrass. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7 p.m.

CHELSEA- Chelsea Farmers Market. Meats, baked goods, prepared foods and more. Bring a food shelf donation; splash & explore the Chelsea Fire Dept’s trucks at 4 p.m. North Common, 3-6 p.m.

EAST CALAIS- Table Manners. Unadilla Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/31.

Blithe Spirit. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/31.

MONTPELIER- Make a Solar Cooker. For ages 7 and up. If you are short of a campfire, toss the s’mores into this brilliant pizza box oven! (pizza not included) Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 1 p.m.

Art Opening. Reception for exhibit of monochromatic prints by Josh Turk. The Cheshire Cat, 28 Elm St., 4-8pm.

PLAINFIELD- As You Like It. Culminating performance of Shakespeare Alive! camp for teens. Plainfield Town Hall, $TBA, 7 p.m. Info. echovalleycommunityarts.com

STOWE- On the Town. Town Hall Theatre, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WILLIAMSTOWN- Williamstown Flea Market & Farmers Market. Pump & Pantry, No. Main St., 3-6 p.m. 433-5908/433-1052.

 

Saturday, August 2

ADAMANT- Jack and the Beanstalk. QuarryWorks’ annual children’s production. Phillips Experimental Theater, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Info./tickets at 229-6978.

BARRE- Barre Farmers Market. Produce, baked goods, meats, more. At VT Granite Museum, Jones Bros. Way, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

CALAIS- Leslie Grant. Singer/songwriter. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7 p.m.

EAST BARRE- Flea Market. Clothes, housewares, furniture, more. St. Cecilia-St. Frances Cabrini Parish Hall, Rte 110, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

EAST CALAIS- The Caretaker. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/30.

GROTON- Squishy Circuits: Building Circuits w/Conductive Play Dough. For kids ages 3 & up (under 10 must be with an adult). Groton Free Public Library, 9 a.m. – noon. Pre-register 584-3358.

MARSHFIELD- Bake Sale. Canned goods, baked goods & produce in season. Christ Covenant Anglican Church, Creamery St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Capital City Farmers Market. Produce, meats, baked goods, prepared foods & more. 60 State St., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Red! An adaptation of “Little Red Riding Hood,” the culminating performance of LNT’s one-week Theater Production Camp. Lost Nation Theater, $5 all tickets, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Info. 229-0492.

NORTHFIELD- Carillon Concert. Hour-long concert followed by tours of the bell tower and demonstration on the instrument. Norwich University, Upper Parade Ground, FREE, 1 p.m. Rain or shine.

PLAINFIELD- Author Fred Cheyette. Discussing his book, “Wakeup Calls: Ordinary People- Extraordinary Events.” Books will be on sale. Cutler Memorial Library, 1 p.m. Info. 454-8504.

STOWE- On the Town. Town Hall Theatre, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WATERBURY- Dan Boomhower. Performing piano-vocals of all styles. The Cider House BBQ & Pub, Rte 100, 6-9 p.m.

Hamel Family Puppet Show & Craft Time. For ages 3 and up. Waterbury Public Library, 10 a.m.

 

Sunday, August 3

ADAMANT- Jack and the Beanstalk. Phillips Experimental Theater, 2 p.m. See description 8/2.

EAST CALAIS- The Caretaker. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/30.

MONTPELIER- Northeast Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam & Meet. Fiddlers and public welcome. VFW, 792 Pioneer St., donations welcome for local food shelf, noon – 5 p.m. Info. 728-5188.

Hike with GMC Montpelier. Hike Avery’s Gore, moderate, 7.6 miles. Follow historic fire warden’s trail on Gore Mtn Trail. Call Michael 249-0520 for meeting time and place.

MORETOWN- “On the Way” Art Show and Sale. Featuring works by Holly E. King, Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Michelle Saffran and Jackie Smithc. Moretown Town Hall, Rte 100B, noon-4 p.m.

ROCHESTER- Cynthia Huntington, Michael Collier & Cleopatra Mathis. Reading as part of the annual literary arts series. Refreshments to follow. BigTown Gallery, FREE, 5:30 p.m.

STOWE- Shemekia Copeland. Grammy-nominated singer dubbed new “Queen of the Blues.” Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, $28/kids free w/adult, 7 p.m. Rain: Stowe H. S. stoweperformingarts.com

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

 

Monday, August 4

MONTPELIER- Electricity & the Environment. Kids age 8-12 can learn about electricity and try to generate some on their own, with VT Energy Education Program. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 1-4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 5

BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9pm. Info. 476-3637.

EAST CALAIS- The Doctor’s Dilemma. A doctor must decide who to treat with his revolutionary, but scarce, cure for tuberculosis. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, $20 adults/$10 kids, 7:30 p.m. Info. 456-8968.

HARDWICK- Author Garret Keizer. Reading from her new book, Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher. Galaxy Bookshop, FREE, 7 p.m. Info. 472-5533.

MONTPELIER- Do-Gooders: Mediators & Facilitators Can Help You Do Better Work. Part of workshop series led by mediator Ginny Sassaman. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, noon-1 p.m.

Assistive Technology Hands-on Workshop. Amber Fulcher of the VT Assistive Technology Program will demo tools & devices for everyday tasks. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, FREE, 58 Barre St., 1 p.m.

NORTHFIELD- Northfield Farmers’ Market. Produce, baked goods and crafts. Northfield Common, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

RANDOLPH- The Trail Blaizers. Outdoor bluegrass music concert. Bring chairs or a blanket. Gifford Park, FREE, 6 p.m.

STOWE- Morrisville Military and Waterbury Community Combined Bands. Helen Day Art Center lawn, FREE, 7 p.m. Rain site: Stowe Community Church.

WASHINGTON- Poetry Hike with GMC Montpelier. Easy/moderate hike, with half hour of silence. Bring lunch and at least one poem about birds. Meet at 10:30am. Call 883-2313 for meeting place.

 

Wednesday, August 6

BARRE- Authors at the Aldrich: David Hinton. The poet, essayist and translator discusses his book, “Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind & Landscape.” Aldrich Public Library, FREE, 6 p.m.

Native Tongue. Performing classic rock and blues music for the summer concert series. Currier Park, FREE, 7 p.m.

BERLIN- Health Care After Retirement. Find out more about Medicare, incl. supplemental coverage. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, 445 Industrial Lane, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info./RSVP 371-3299.

BRAINTREE- Line Dancing. Beginner-friendly lessons and open dancing with Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont. Abel Mtn Campground pavilion, Mobile Acres Rd., 6:30 p.m. 728-5722.

CALAIS- Open Mic Night. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 6 p.m.

EAST CALAIS- The Doctor’s Dilemma. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 8/5.

MARSHFIELD- The Savvy Seniors. Performing “Medium Rare,” about protecting yourself from telephone scammers. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 6:30 p.m. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Capital City Band Concert. Band instrument players welcome to join in. State House lawn, FREE, 7 p.m. 223-7069.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

 

Thursday, August 7

ADAMANT- Come Back, Little Sheba. QuarryWorks’ annual dramatic production. Phillips Experimental Theater, 7:30 p.m. Info./tickets at 229-6978.

CALAIS- Michael Chorney and Brett Lanier. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7p.m.

EAST CALAIS- The Caretaker. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/30.

EAST CRAFTSBURY- Children’s Mini-Concert. Featuring the Craftsbury Chamber Players. East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, FREE, 2 p.m.

HARDWICK- Craftsbury Chamber Players. Concert featuring works by Beethoven, Korngold and Rachmaninoff. Hardwick Town House, $25/$10 students/kids 12 & under free, 8 p.m. 800-639-3443.

MARSHFIELD- Passing Brass Band. Part of outdoor summer concert series. Bring a chair/blanket & picnic. Food also for sale. Old Schoolhouse Common, FREE, 6:30 p.m. 426-3581.

PLAINFIELD- Be a Digital Documentarian. Teens and adults welcome to this workshop that introduces digital audio & video recording and editing. Cutler Library, 7 p.m. Info. 454-8504.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WATERBURY CENTER- Sight Unseen. The story of a mega-successful artist who re-visits his original muse. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, $15 this preview only, 7:30 p.m. Info. 498-3755.

 

Friday, August 8

ADAMANT- Come Back, Little Sheba. Phillips Experimental Theater, 7:30 p.m. See description 8/7.

CHELSEA- Chelsea Farmers Market. Plants, meats, baked goods, prepared foods and more. North Common, 3-6 p.m.

EAST CALAIS- The Caretaker. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, 7:30 p.m. See description 7/30.

MONTPELIER- Second Annual Lemonade Lounge Around. You. Book. Blanket. Lemony goodness. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 1 p.m.

Laugh Local VT Open Mic Comedy Night. Support local comedy by performing or watching those that do. American Legion Post #3, free/donations welcome, signups start 7:30, show 8 p.m. 793-3884.

STOWE- 57th Annual Antique & Classic Car Meet. Nichols Field, Rte 100, $10 adults/$8 seniors/kids 12 & under free, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WARREN- Transcontinental Piano Duo. Elaine Greenfield & Janice Meyer Thompson perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, more Warren United Church, $20/free for kids & students, 7:30 p.m. 496-3865.

WATERBURY CTR- Sight Unseen. A mega-successful artist revisits his original muse. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, advance tix $30/$26 students & seniors/$24 locals, $35 at door, 7:30 p.m. Info. 498-3755.

WILLIAMSTOWN- Williamstown Flea Market & Farmers Market. Pump & Pantry, No. Main St., 3-6 p.m. 433-5908/433-1052.

 

Saturday, August 9

ADAMANT- Come Back, Little Sheba. Phillips Experimental Theater, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. See description 8/7.

BARRE- Barre Farmers Market. Fresh produce, baked goods, meats, more. VT Granite Museum, Jones Bros. Way, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Yankee Schoolmarms in the Reconstruction South. Presentation by Middlebury professor Amy Morsman, part of Second Saturday series. Vermont History Center, 2 p.m. http://vermonthistory.org

Vermont Philharmonic Summer Pops Concert. Featuring popular and light classical favorites. Barre Opera House, $15/$12 seniors/$5 students, 7:30 p.m. www.vermontphilharmonic.org or 476-8188.

CALAIS- Pipers Den. Traditional Irish/Celtic. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7 p.m.

MARSHFIELD- Bake Sale. Canned goods, baked goods & produce in season. Christ Covenant Anglican Church, Creamery St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

MIDDLESEX- Beyond Question. Singles event featuring entertaining Q&A followed by open mingling. Nutty Steph’s, Rte 2, $5/singles admitted free, doors 6 p.m., Q&A 8 p.m. Info. 229-2090.

MONTPELIER- Capital City Farmers Market. Produce, meats, baked goods, prepared foods and more. 60 State St., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Memory Cafe. For individuals with Alzheimer’s or related memory disorders & a caregiver. Montpelier Ukelele Players will perform. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, FREE, 58 Barre St., 10 a.m.

RANDOLPH- J.P.’s Flea Market. Featuring antiques, crafts, food, furniture, collectibles, and more. Gifford Medical Center’s green space, Rte 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Info. 728-2767.

STOWE- 57th Annual Antique & Classic Car Meet. Nichols Field, Rte 100, $10 adults/$8 seniors/kids 12 & under free, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

WATERBURY- Dan Boomhower. Performing piano-vocals of all styles. The Cider House BBQ & Pub, Rte 100, 6-9 p.m.

WATERBURY CENTER- Sight Unseen. Waterbury Festival Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. See description 8/8.

WILLIAMSTOWN- Gases – Not Just Hot Air. Demos and hands-on activities with Kurt Valenta of Exordium. Finale of the Fizz Boom Read summer reading program. Ainsworth Public Library, 10:30 a.m.

 

Sunday, August 10

ADAMANT- Come Back, Little Sheba. Phillips Experimental Theater, 2 p.m. See description 8/7.

DUXBURY- Vermont Philharmonic Summer Pops Concert. Outdoors, bring a picnic. Moose Meadow Lodge, $15/$12 seniors/$5 students, 4 p.m. www.vermontphilharmonic.org or 476-8188.

EAST CALAIS- The Guardsman. Franc Molnar’s comedy in which a jealous husband disguises himself as a Guardsman to test his wife’s fidelity. Unadilla Theatre, $20 adults/$10 kids, 7:30 p.m. 456-8968.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. A 15-year-old amateur detective searches for the murderer of a neighbor’s dog. Festival Theatre at Unadilla, $20 adults/$10 kids, 7:30 p.m. 456-8968.

MONTPELIER- Circus Smirkus. The award-winning youth circus  presents Anchors Away for Atlantis. Montpelier High School, $21 ages 13+/$17 ages 7-12/$14 ages 2-6, 4 p.m. Tickets at 1-877-764-7587.

Cooking Demo and Booksigning. Food historian and wood-fired cooking enthusiast Paula Marcoux shares her new book, “Cooking with Fire.” NECI, 118 Main St., 4:30 p.m.

ROCHESTER- Alan Shapiro & Louis Urrea. Reading as part of the annual literary arts series. Refreshments to follow. BigTown Gallery, FREE, 5:30 p.m.

Rochester Chamber Music Society Concert. Feat. Mary Bonhag, soprano, David Greenberg, violin, Abby Newton, cell, Evan Premo, double bass, Cynthia Huard, piano. Rochester Federated Church, 4 p.m.

STOWE- 57th Annual Antique & Classic Car Meet. Nichols Field, Rte 100, $10 adults/$8 seniors/kids 12 & under free, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WAITSFIELD- Violet. Skinner Barn, $25, 8 p.m. See descrip. 7/30.

 

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