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Monday, June 26

Free Tae Kwon Do Class in Middlebury. Monday, June 26, 4:45-7:30 p.m. Middlebury Fitness, 175 Wilson Rd. Master Kellie Thomas, 5th Degree Black Belt and owner of TaeKwon Do KICKS will offer this class in this Korean martial art known for its dynamic kicking. More info contact Master Thomas at [email protected] or 802-377-0476

Strawberry festival in Vergennes. Monday, June 26, 6-8 p.m., Vergennes City Park. At the 43rd annual festival, get homemade strawberry shortcake and beverage for $6. The Vergennes City Band will provide entertainment. Proceeds benefit Champlain Valley Christian School. For more info, call Wendy at 802-373-9967.

 

Tuesday, June 27

Business & Financial Assistance Forum in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 27, 8:30-11:00 a.m., Middlebury Town Offices, 77 Main St. Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is sponsoring panel and one-on-one discussions with business and economic development professionals, who will explain alternative sources of funding and technical assistance available to Vermont businesses. Free, but please register online at addisoncountyedc.org/register/1246. More information is at 388-7953.

Book discussion in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 27, 7-8:00 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Meet and discuss “Sweetbitter” by Stephanie Danler. Open to everyone, the Vermont Book Shop (VBS). Book discussions are held the last Tuesday of every month in the store.

 

Wednesday, June 28

Teddy bear picnic in Bristol. Wednesday, June 28, noon-1 p.m., on the town green. Ted E. Bear of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company is coming for a picnic. Bring your favorite bear and meet at the Veterans Memorial for a parade to the playground for stories, songs, and games. Free lunches for the first 30 children. Rain location Holley Hall.

Ted Pilon Memorial BBQ in Bristol. Wednesday, June 28, 5 p.m. until the food runs out, Bristol town green. This year’s BBQ honors the Bristol Police Department and their service to the community. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, chips and lemonade. More info contact Cecil Foster at 802-349-0807 or [email protected]

Kids Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC) in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 28, 6-7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. “The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer Holm. Vermont Book Shop bookseller Jenny Lyons leads this book group for kids ages 8 to 12 who want to read fun, engaging contemporary middle grade books. Parents are welcome, but not required. Pizza is served. Come to one or all three. Free. For more info or to RSVP email [email protected].

Dayve Huckett and guests in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 28, 6 p.m., new park, by the traffic circle. Part of the Middlebury Community Music Center/Better Middlebury Partnership Concerts in the Park series. Free.

Writing Workshop Summer Open House in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 28, 6-8 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St.  Member of the Middlebury Chapter of the Burlington Writers Workshop will share their recent creations and discover how the workshop process has helped each of them to create more vibrant and engaging work. Refreshments courtesy Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op. More info at [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m., Bristol town green. Performances each Wednesday night through Aug. 30.

 

Thursday, June 29

Vermont Philharmonic and fireworks in Middlebury. Thursday, June 29, 7:30 p.m., behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts (rain site: Kenyon Arena), Middlebury College. The Sheldon Museum presents its 25th annual Pops Concert featuring the Vermont Philharmonic followed by fireworks. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for picnics. Bring chairs, blankets, and flashlights. Ticket prices: Adult $25, Youth $10; children under 12 admitted free; adult tickets purchased by June 25: $20. Tickets may be purchased by calling 802-388-2117, online at henrysheldonmuseum.org or in person at the Sheldon, One Park Street in Middlebury.

 

Friday, June 30

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, June 30, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Hooray for BIRDS! More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

Warren Kimble reception in Brandon. Friday June 30, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. An opening reception for Kimble’s latest exhibit, which will run from June 30-Aug. 29. More info at 802-247-4956, [email protected], or BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

Susanne Peck gallery opening in Middlebury. Friday, June 30, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater. Susanne Peck spent most of her professional life in the NYC area and relocated to Vermont in 2008. A classical singer, educator and conductor, she has been drawing commissioned portraits for 26 years. Tickets are available at the THT Box Office: 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday-Saturday noon-5 pm.

 

Arts Walk in Vergennes. Friday, June 30, 5-8 p.m. Art on view and for sale at participating locations throughout downtown Vergennes, including all along Main St. After-hours events at art galleries and local businesses invite you to explore this walkable historic downtown. Browse shops, antiques, and artwork. Information VergennesDowntown.org.

Artist’s reception in Vergennes. Friday, June 30, 5-8 p.m. Creative Space Gallery, 214 Main St. Reception for the exhibit “The Handmade Book.”

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. The opening concert of the 38th Summer Performance Series in Salisbury includes works by Handel-Halvosen, Shostakovitich and Mendelssohn. Free will donation.

Silent auction in Brandon. Friday, June 30, 5-10 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 1 Carver St. Part of Brandon’s Independence Day Celebration.

Street dance in Brandon. Friday, June 30, 5 p.m., Central Park. Cookout begins at 5 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m. with DJ from Jam Man Entertainment.

 

Saturday, July 1

Vermont Gran Fondo in Middlebury. Saturday, July 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodchuck Hard Cider, Exchange Street. The Green Mountain State’s premier cycling event will return for its fourth edition with an emphasis on rider comforts. The event will begin and end at Woodchuck Hard Cider, with the après-ride party-taking place from 2-7 p.m. with live music and fare from an array of food trucks. For more information and to register, go to vermontgranfondo.com.

Hike & nature bingo in Addison. Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m., Snake Mountain. A Green Mountain Club’s Young Adventurers activity, where the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8). Everyone welcome. Contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location, time and details: 802.349.7498 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Mountain Club hike — Silver Lake loop in Salisbury. Saturday, July 1, meet at Falls of Lana/Silver Lake parking lot on Rte. 53 south of Branbury State park. Moderate, 5.5 miles route including a loop hike around the Lake. Contact leader Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected] for more information. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Free Tae Kwon Do Class in Vergennes. Saturday, July 1, 9 a.m.-noon Champlain Valley Christian Reform Church, 73 Church St. Master Kellie Thomas, 5th Degree Black Belt and owner of TaeKwon Do KICKS will offer this class in this Korean martial art known for its dynamic kicking. More info contact Master Thomas at [email protected] or 802-377-0476

Independence Day celebration in Brandon. Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Park Village. Silent auction, food and craft fair, karaoke, family fun, ball race, dance party and fireworks. More info at brandon.org.

Bag lunch movie in Shoreham. Saturday, July 1, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Bring your lunch to the air-conditioned library for a cool kids’ PG movie. Popcorn will be served. More info at plattlib.org.

Of Arms and Artists in Orwell. Saturday, July 1, 2-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Paul Staiti, author of the new book “Of Arms and Artists,” examines five artists of the American Revolutionary era, including Mount Independence’s own John Trumbull. Books available for purchase and signing by the author. Annual J. Robert Maguire lecture. Sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

Dana and Susan Robinson on stage in Ripton. Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. Doors open at 7 p.m., open mic at 7:30 followed by featured performers. Admissions $10/$15. More info at rcch.org or 802-388-9782.

 

Sunday, July 2

Frederick Douglass Oration in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 2, 3 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. A participatory event where attendees read aloud Douglass’ July 5, 1852, speech, in which he took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Copies of the speech will be provided.

 

Monday, July 3

Fourth of July eve festivities in Bristol. Monday, July 3, 6 p.m.-dark, town recreation park. The DJ Jam Man will provide entertainment while folks mingle among the food and craft vendors and games. Raffle tickets will be sold. Fireworks start at dusk.

Documentary movie in Shoreham. Monday, July 3, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Come to the air-conditioned library for our TV-PG documentary movie night. Popcorn will be served. More info at plattlib.org

Fireworks in Vergennes. Monday, July 3, dusk, VUHS athletic fields. Music and refreshments prior to display. Rain date July 5.

 

Tuesday, July 4

Road race in Bristol. Tuesday, July 4, 7:30 a.m. Mount Abraham Union High School. 5K race will snake through the streets of the village ending at the town green.

Great Bristol Outhouse Race. Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m., West Street at the town green. Watch this fun competition, which features teams pulling “outhouses” toward Main Street with a rider on the “throne” of each vehicle. Enjoy the entertainment.

Independence Day parade and celebration in Bristol. Tuesday, July 4, 10:30 a.m., throughout the village. This fantastic parade starts at the corner of Liberty and Pleasant streets, moves up Pleasant/Spring Street, right onto Mountain Street, right onto Main Street, and down West Street to the Rec Field. This is followed at noon by The Festival on the Green, which includes food and craft vendors, pony rides for the kids, an inflatable family fun center, and music by Mango Jam.

Forty-third annual Ice Cream Social in Salisbury. Tuesday, July 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Sundaes, cones, pie, cake. Rain or shine.

 

Wednesday, July 5

Extra Stout in Brandon. Wednesday, July 5, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Vermont’s premier Irish band. Part of the Brandon Summer concert Series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

“Boss Baby” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 5, 8 p.m., new college park, by the traffic circle. Part of the Better Middlebury Partnership outdoor movie and music series.

 

Thursday, July 6

Withdrawing from the Mount in Orwell. Thursday, July 6, 9 a.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Re-enactors following the footsteps of history begin their 26-mile withdrawal march to the Hubbardton Battlefield, arriving on July 7 for the Battle of Hubbardton weekend (July 8 and 9). Their march commemorates the 240th anniversary of the American withdrawal. Send them off at the Mount or watch for them along the roads and byways. Call 802-948-2000 to confirm.

The wonders of our wetlands in Orwell. Thursday, July 6, 10:30 a.m., Orwell Free Library. Head over to Vermont Wetland Plant Supply where aquatic ecologist Daniel Redondo will present the wonders of Vermont wetlands.

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, July 6, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol, 10 Park St. Baked beans, potato salad, broccoli salad, cottage cheese and vanilla ice cream with strawberries. Suggested donation $4. To be on the list phone Nancy at 453-5276. Come early and enjoy talking with friends and make new ones.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 6, end of Basin Rd. The 23rd annual four-day event. Spaghetti supper at 5 p.m., $10/person, followed by a classic country concert by Corey Zink and Country Line. Concert free with weekend ticket, others, $10. More info at [email protected] or basinbluegrassfestival.com.

Elizabeth Rice reading in Middlebury. Thursday, July 6, 4-5 p.m., Community meeting room, Ilsley Public library, 75 Main St. Rice, who grew up in South Korea just following the Korean war, will read from “Rituals of Separation: a South Korean Memoir of Identity and Belonging.”

Willard Sterne Randall in Middlebury. Thursday, July 6, 7-8 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. The Vermont Book Shop presents Champlain College professor and Revolutionary era historian Randall, who will read from and discuss his latest book “Unshackling America — How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution.”

Sas Carey’s “Gobi Women’s Song: Nomadic women share the song of their soul” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, July 6, 7-9 p.m., 248 Washington St. Ext, gazebo in back. Hear about Carey’s experience working with the United Nations Development Program and what inspired her to make this film. Suggested $10 donation per evening to Nomadicare. Bring a chair and a picnic. More info: [email protected] or 802 388-1301.

 

Friday, July 7

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 7, end of Basin Rd. The 23rd annual four-day event. Three-day advance tickets $50 by June 27, $60 at the gate, under 15, free. Admission $25 after 5 p.m. More info at [email protected] or basinbluegrassfestival.com.

Tai Chi Sun-Style 73 in Middlebury. Beginning Friday, July 7, 1-2 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Facility, 154 Creek Rd. Open to anyone with experience in the 73. Free. No session on July 14. Contact Susan Wallis at 453-5600 to register. First in a Friday afternoon summer series.

Tai Chi for beginners in Middlebury. BeginningFriday, July 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Facility, 154 Creek Rd. Intergenerational class for anyone 15 or older, with or without Tai Chi experience. Free. No session July 14. Contact Susan Wallis to register at 453-5600. First in a Friday afternoon summer series.

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, July 7, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Rock Paper Scissors. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

Art Installation opening reception in Brandon. Friday, July 7, 5-7:30 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center, 33 Jones Dr. Artist Bill Ramage’s latest installation of drawing and sculpture. Ramage will speak about his 35-year journey in art making.

Left Eye Jump on stage in New Haven. Friday, July 7, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Gritty blues from Chicago to the Delta. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts. Bring a picnic and something to sit on. Rain or shine. Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

O’Hanleigh in Salisbury. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. Vocal and instrumental music of Irish America. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free will donation.

 

Saturday, July 8

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, end of Basin Rd. The 23rd annual four-day event. Three-day advance tickets $50 by June 27, $60 at the gate, under 15, free. Admission $25 after 5 p.m. More info at [email protected] or basinbluegrassfestival.com.

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, July 8, 7-9 a.m., Otter View Park, intersection of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at the parking area. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information call 388-6019 or 388-1007.

Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Green. A local favorite. Come and find some treasures. Proceeds benefit area non-profits and service organizations.

Ayles skiff racing and skiffie outing in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, July 8, registration, 9 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Ferrisburgh. Start at the museum’s North Harbor and head across the lake, approximately one mile. Rowers will rest (maybe even swim!) before racing back to North Harbor. Free. Information & Registration: Nick Patch 802-475-2022 x113 or [email protected].

Recharge with nature hike in Middlebury. Saturday, July 8, 9-10:30 a.m., TAM Battell Woods entrance, Seminary St. Ext. Middlebury Area Land Trust invites you to join hike leader Michelle McCauley, Middlebury College Professor of Psychology. Spend time in nature and boost your physical and emotional well being. More info: 802-388-1007 or [email protected]

Annual Town Picnic in Weybridge. Saturday, July 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,Weybridge School,210 Quaker Village Rd. Music by Snake Mountain Bluegrass, kids activities, baked beans and best pie contests. The town provides meat, drinks and desserts. Bring a salad or hot dish to share. More info contact Kirsten Hendy at 802-349-7167 or [email protected]

Recycled crafts in Shoreham. Saturday, July 8, 1-2 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Create some amazing crafts from recycled materials at this building-themed program. Ages 5 and up.

Carpenters tribute concert in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Rutland native Sally Olsen will present her acclaimed “Carpenters Tribute Concert” with signature covers and commentary on the history behind the Carpenter’s music. Tickets: Adults $8. Seniors, Students & Military $6. Tickets available at the door.

Steven Kirby Quintet on stage in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Jazz guitarist Kirby and his quintet will perform Kirby’s compositions and other contemporary jazz tunes. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations or for more information.

 

Sunday, July 9

Green Mountain Bicycle Club Monkton Ridge ride in Monkton and surrounding area. Sunday, July 9, 8:45 a.m., Meet at Shelburne Village Shopping Center. Three options, 23 (E), 38 (M) and 48 (M) miles, will travel some familiar roads and some less traveled. The short ride will not ascend to Monkton Ridge. Lots of food stops available along the way. More info contact Brian Howard at 802-505-1148 or [email protected] or Kerry Crosby at 802-578-3249 or [email protected].

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 9, end of Basin Rd. The 23rd annual four-day event. Potluck under the big tent at 6 p.m. Three-day advance tickets $50 by June 27, $60 at the gate, under 15, free. Admission $25 after 5 p.m. More info at [email protected] or basinbluegrassfestival.com.

Lake Champlain Challenge Race in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 9, registration, 9:30 a.m., race at 11 a.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. For all ages of boaters! Just watch, or join the fun. Bring your own non-motorized boat, kayak, or canoe to row or paddle in this three-mile race across the lake. Registration fee admits two to the museum. LCMM’s Community Rowing Club will offer a free buffet lunch for all rowing participants. More info Nick Patch (802) 475-2022 x113 - [email protected].

Photo Exhibit opening and gallery talk in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 9, 3 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 US Route 7. Rokeby’s 2017 exhibition “Yours in the Cause: Faces of Radical Abolition” is a collection of rarely seen historical photographs depicting 14 abolitionists with ties to the Robinsons of Rokeby. More info contact Jane Williamson at [email protected]

Radio Free Honduras in Middlebury. Sunday, July 9, 7 p.m., on the green. Acoustic Latin folk-rock band fronted by Honduran music legend/guitar virtuoso Charlie Baran. The opening event of Middlebury’s Festival on the Green.

 

Monday, July 10

Robert & Gigi in Middlebury. Monday, July 10, noon, on the green. A Brown Bag Lunch performance – part of Festival on the Green.

Free Tae Kwon Do Class in Middlebury. Monday, July 10, 4:45-7:30 p.m. Middlebury Fitness, 175 Wilson Rd. Master Kellie Thomas, 5th Degree Black Belt and owner of TaeKwon Do KICKS will offer this class in this Korean martial art known for its dynamic kicking. More info contact Master Thomas at [email protected] or 802-377-0476

The Sea the Sea in Middlebury. Monday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the green. Indie folk-pop duo-band with rich harmony and lyric-driven songs. Part of Festival on the Green.

Doll make-under workshop part 1 in Shoreham. Monday, July 10, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Tired of children’s dolls with gobs of makeup on their faces? Bring fashion dolls that need a change to our doll make-under workshop. We’ll be washing, prepping, and creating shoes at this evening’s event. Ages 12 and up.

Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore in Middlebury. Monday, July 10, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Grammy award winner who stretches musical boundaries. Part of Festival on the Green.

 

Tuesday, July 11

Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinic in Forestdale. Thursday, July 11, 10 a.m., Forestdale Senior Center, 1591 Forestdale Rd. Sponsored by Vermont VNA & Hospice. Cost $10. No appointment necessary. More info at 802-770-1536.

John Gailmor in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 11, noon, on the green. A Brown Bag lunch performance by a perennial favorite. Part of Festival on the Green.

Emily Braden Trio in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the green. An effortless blend of jazz and soul. Part of Festival on the Green.

Upstate Rubdown in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the green. A stew of jazz, blues, gospel, soul and pop. Part of Festival on the Green.

 

Wednesday, July 12

No Strings Marionette Company in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 12, noon, on the green. A Brown Bag Lunch performance. Part of Festival on the Green.

Kids Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC) in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 12, 6-7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia. Vermont Book Shop bookseller Jenny Lyons leads this book group for kids ages 8 to 12 who want to read fun, engaging contemporary middle grade books. Parents are welcome, but not required. Pizza is served. Come to one or all three. Free. For more info or to RSVP email [email protected].

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 12, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Part of Brandon’s Summer Music series. More info at brandon.org.

Left Eye Jump in Brandon. Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Authentic blues. Part of Brandon’s Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

Pete’s Posse in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green. Multi-generational roots music. Part of Festival on the Green

The Molly Tuttle Band in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Award-winning flat-picker with a voice like an angel. Part of the Festival on the Green.

 

Thursday, July 13

Origami in Orwell. Thursday, July 13, 10:30 a.m., Orwell Free Library. Gail Martin of Bristol will teach the basics of creating beautiful origami and build confidence for those trying such an intricate art form.

Lap-sit story time in Shoreham. Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m., Platt Memorial Library. Enjoy the library before we’re open for an hour of literacy-rich playtime. Share stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. A great socialization opportunity for babies and toddlers in a low-stress environment. For ages 0-3 and their parents and caregivers.

Stephan Gratto in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, noon, on the green. A Brown Bag Lunch performance. Part of the Festival on the Green.

Build a better world with origami in Shoreham. Thursday, July 13, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Join Gail Martin of Bristol as she demonstrates how to build with paper and create your own models.

Jason Anick Gypsy Jazz Trio in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the green. Jazz without borders. Part of Festival on the Green.

Sarah Healy in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, 7-8 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Vermont author Sarah Healy reads from and discusses her new novel, “The Sisters Chase.”

The Seamus Eagan Project in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Founding member of the band Solas explores the far reaches of the Irish tradition. Part of Festival on the Green.

 

Friday, July 14

Magician Tom Verner in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, noon, on the green. A Brown Bag Lunch performance. Part of the Festival on the Green.

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Little Excavator. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

Rory Jackson opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green, Merchants Row. Opening reception for the gallery’s featured artist for July.

Book discussion in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 6-7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Meet and discuss “Ties” by Domenico Starnone. Singles Book club, for literary-minded singles.

Starline Rhythm Boys in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 7 p.m., on the green. Swinging rockabilly and honky-tonk band. Part of Festival on the Green.

Point Counterpoint faculty concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 8 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Handicap accessible. Request of good will donation.

Dave Keller’s 9-Piece Soul Revue in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 8:30 p.m., on the green. One of the finest award-winning soul and blues men of his generation. Part of Festival on the Green.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on screen in Bristol. Friday, July 14, dusk, on the town green. Part of Bristol’s Movies in the Park series. Free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and your bug spray. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Saturday, July 15

Free Tae Kwon Do Class in Vergennes. Saturday, July 15, 9 a.m.-noon, Champlain Valley Christian Reform Church, 73 Church St. Master Kellie Thomas, 5th Degree Black Belt and owner of TaeKwon Do KICKS will offer this class in this Korean martial art known for its dynamic kicking. More info contact Master Thomas at [email protected] or 802-377-0476

Meditative coloring in Shoreham. Saturday, July 15, 1-3 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Join us for Zen Doodling, adult coloring books, and other meditative coloring activities. Ages 8 and up.

Painting demo in Middlebury. Saturday, July 15, Edgewater Gallery on the Falls, Frog Alley. Artist Jane Davies will demonstrate her technique.

Kathleen Saville in Middlebury. Saturday, July 15, 4-5 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Vermont author Kathleen Saville reads from and discusses her new book “Rowing for My Life.”

Vermont Jazz Ensemble street dance in Middlebury. Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m., Main St. the final event of Middlebury’s Festival on the Green.

Daredevil aviation double feature on screen in Brandon. Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall. In “The Phantom Flyer” (1928) famous stunt pilot Al Wilson portrays a border patrol aviator who uses his flying skills to save girlfriend Mary (Lillian Gilmore) from cattle rustlers. And in “The Sky Rider” (1928), join Champion the Wonder Dog as he flies along with his master Dick to foil the plot of a disinherited nephew to get even with — well, it’s complicated. Part of Brandon’s silent film and live music series.

Jamie Lee Thurston in Vergennes. Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Thurston appears in an acoustic show to benefit Addison County Community Trust. The Meat Packers with Mike Scott will open. Come and help raise money for affordable housing in Addison County. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More info at vergennesoperahouse.org.

John LaRouche Trio in Brandon. Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Jazz tinged with latin, Turkish, swing and tango influences. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations or for more information.

 

Sunday, July 16

Vermont Sun Triathlon series in Salisbury. Sunday, July 16, Branbury State Park. Sprint Distance race. For more info or to register visit vermontsuntriathalonseries.com.

 

Monday, July 17

Doll make-under workshop part 2 in Shoreham. Monday, July 17, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Tired of children’s dolls with gobs of makeup on their faces? We’ll continue work on our fashion dolls, to create the perfect make-under. We’ll be painting faces, restyling hair, and working on clothes at this evening’s event. Ages 12 and up.

 

Wednesday, July 19

La Rebelion del Tango in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 19, 6 p.m., on the green. Part of the Middlebury Community Music Center/Better Middlebury Partnership Concerts in the Park series. Free

Red Hot Juba in Brandon. Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Hot, swinging countrified jazz and blues. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

Three Sas Carey films on Mongolian Shamanic traditions on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 19, 7-9 p.m., 248 Washington St. Ext, gazebo in back. Come view “Ceremony: A Journey Among the Shamans of northern Mongolia,” “Shamans Among the Dukhas” and “Taiga Heart Song.” Carey travels from the Gobi Desert to the taiga bordering Siberia, combining health care with documenting the lives of reindeer herders and shamans. Suggested $10 donation per evening to Nomadicare. Bring a chair and a picnic. More info: [email protected] or 802 388-1301.

 

Thursday, July 20

Reduce reuse recycle in Orwell. Thursday, July 20, 10:30 a.m., Orwell Free Library. Test your knowledge about recycling with a fun recyclables relay then use recycled items to create fabulous art. This program brought to Orwell by the Addison County Solid Waste Management District.

Creating a local brewing business in Bristol. Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society hosts Bristol historian and native Kevin Hanson, who will discuss the realization of his dream — a local beer brewing business. Open to the public. Call Rick Desorda at 453-4767 for details.

 

Friday, July 21

Green Mountain Club hike — Winooski Footbridge and Stimson Mountain in Bolton. Friday, July 21. Carpool from Middlebury to the Bolton parking area on Route 2. Cross Winooski River Footbridge and hike a relocated section of the Long Trail west of Stimson Mountain. Moderate, 5.8 miles. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. Contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or at 802-388-5407 for additional information. Rain date Friday, July 28. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Pete the Cat. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

LC Jazz on stage in New Haven. Friday, July 21, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Big band jazz classics. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts. Bring a picnic and something to sit on. Rain or shine. Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

“Pete’s Dragon” on screen in Bristol. Friday, July 21, dusk, on the town green. Part of Bristol’s Movies in the Park series. Free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and your bug spray Rain location Holley Hall.

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Vocal and Instrumental music of New England, Quebec, Maritime America and the British Isles. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free will donation.

 

Saturday, July 22

Breakfast on the Farm in Bridport. Saturday, July 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Blue Spruce Farm, Route 22A. Come celebrate Vermont’s dairy industry with a free breakfast, self-guided tours, and educational activities for all. More info at [email protected]

Green Mountain Club hike — Camel’s Hump in Huntington. Saturday, July 22. At 4,083 feet, Camel’s Hump cuts a large profile, literally and figuratively. Rock scaling required but well worth the effort. This hike is classified as challenging or strenuous. Approximately three miles and 2 1/2 hours in duration with an ascent of 1,600 feet. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact Mike Greenwood at [email protected] or 802-349-5653 for more information. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Middlebury Studio School craft fair in New Haven. Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard. New venue. A fundraiser to benefit Middlebury Studio School. Free. For more info contact Barb Nelson at 802-247-3702.

Bag lunch movie in Shoreham. Saturday, July 22, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Bring your lunch to the air-conditioned library for a cool kids’ PG movie. Popcorn will be served. More info at plattlib.org.

Ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro talk in Middlebury. Saturday, July 22, 1 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Kara Richardson Whitely will read from her book about climbing Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro weighing as much as 300 pounds. Her talk will address issues of positive self-image, food addiction/binge eating recovery, helping others and the benefits of movement and spending time in nature.

L.C. Jazz Dance Band in Brandon. Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. A night of music and dancing with area favorite the L.C. Jazz Swing Dance Band — a 17 piece volunteer Big Band. A benefit performance for the Brandon Town Hall and the L.C. Jazz Scholarship Fund. Tickets: Adults - $8, Seniors, Students, Military, $7, Couples: All ages - $14. Tickets available at the door.

Hilton Park in Brandon. Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

 

Sunday, July 23

Stories of the Mount: Recent Research in Orwell. Sunday, July 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. A panel of historians share their latest research on Mount Independence and the American Revolution. Questions and discussion welcomed.

 

Monday, July 24

Evening yoga movie in Shoreham. Monday, July 24, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Bring a yoga mat and comfy clothes for a relaxing yoga routine on the library’s big screen.

 

Tuesday, July 25

Book discussion in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 25, 7-8 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Meet and discuss “Why I Am Not A Feminist” by Jessa Crispin and “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Open to everyone. Vermont Book Shop (VBS) book discussions are held the last Tuesday of every month in the store.

 

Wednesday, July 26

“Adoring New England” exhibit lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 26 3:30 p.m., Sheldon Museum, Park St. Collections and exhibitions coordinator Joanne Flaherty will give an illustrated lecture on Historic New England’s extensive jewelry collection. John Wallace of Autumn Gold will discuss how antique jewelry is appraised.

Kids Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC) in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 26, 6-7 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop, Main St. “Lemons” by Melissa Savage. Vermont Book Shop bookseller Jenny Lyons leads this book group for kids ages 8 to 12 who want to read fun, engaging contemporary middle grade books. Parents are welcome, but not required. Pizza is served. Come to one or all three. Free. For more info or to RSVP email [email protected].

Fiber arts craft night in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 26, 7-9 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Bring your knitting, quilting, sewing, crochet, or whatever else you’re working on, or use the library’s giant collection of donated yarn to create something new. Learn a new skill or work on an existing project. Light refreshments available.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Vermont’s high-energy big band. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series.

“The Princess Bride” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 26, 8 p.m., new college park, by the traffic circle. Part of the Better Middlebury Partnership outdoor movie and music series.

 

Thursday, July 27

Make a solar oven in Orwell. Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m., Orwell Free Library. Harness the sun’s energy to make a s’more on a hot summer day. Make your own oven out of a pizza box to take home! All materials will be provided.

Point Counterpoint faculty concert in Middlebury. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Middlebury Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row. Handicap accessible. Request of good will donation.

 

Friday, July 28

Three-Day Stampede in Bristol. Friday, July 28, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Bristol Recreational Field. Annual giant yard sale, bake sale and silent auction to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Twenty tents full of everything under the sun. threedaystampede.org.

Arts Walk in Vergennes. Friday, July 28, 5-8 p.m. Art on view and for sale at participating locations throughout downtown Vergennes, including all along Main St. After-hours events at art galleries and local businesses invite you to explore this walkable historic downtown. Browse shops, antiques, and artwork. Information VergennesDowntown.org.

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, July 28, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Elephant & Piggie. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include cold ham, salads, bread and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

Annemieke McLane in Salisbury. Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Piano Music by Couperin, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Debussy et. al. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free will donation.

“Hamlet” on stage in Brandon. Friday, July 28, 7:30. p.m. Brandon Town Hall. Shakespeare On Main Street will offer a unique presentation of Hamlet in modern times. Tickets: Adults $18, 11-18 $14, Children 10 and under Free. Complimentary tickets cannot be used, this is not an FOTH sponsored event.

Robert Madrygin in Middlebury. Friday, July 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. This Vermont author will read from and discuss his novel, “The Solace of Trees.”

“The Karate Kid” on screen in Bristol. Friday July 28, dusk, on the town green. Part of Bristol’s Movies in the Park series. Free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and your bug spray. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Saturday, July 29

Three-Day Stampede in Bristol. Saturday, July 29, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Bristol Recreational Field. Annual giant yard sale, bake sale and silent auction to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Twenty tents full of everything under the sun. Two-hour motorcycle ride Saturday at noon. Registration of $25 includes meal at end of ride. Contact [email protected] to register. More info at threedaystampede.org.

Salisbury Congregational Church bake sale in Salisbury. Saturday, July 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Kampersville Store, Route 53.

Mount Independence Coalition annual meeting & book celebration in Orwell. Saturday, July 29, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Our friends group annual meeting (all are welcome) is followed mid-day by the launch party for the Coalition’s new book, “Strong Ground,” a look at the compelling history of Mount Independence. Call 802-948-2000 for details.

PlattCraft Minecraft build in Shoreham. Saturday, July 29, 2-4 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Bring your own device. We’ll be creating structures in the Platt Library’s Minecraft world. You MUST have Minecraft already working on your device to participate. Prizes will be given for the most creative virtual constructions. A snack will be served. Ages 8 and up.

Art Opening Reception. Saturday, July 19, 3-6 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 245 Main St. “Land, Sea and Sky,” Oil paintings by Peter Brooke.

“Hamlet” on stage in Brandon. Saturday, July 29, 7:30. p.m. Brandon Town Hall. Shakespeare On Main Street will offer a unique presentation of Hamlet in modern times. Tickets: Adults $18, 11-18 $14, Children 10 and under Free. Complimentary tickets cannot be used, this is not an FOTH sponsored event.

Peter and Will Anderson in Brandon. Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

 

Sunday, July 30

Three-Day Stampede in Bristol. Sunday, July 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreational Field. Annual giant yard sale, bake sale and silent auction to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Twenty tents full of everything under the sun. Stampede 5K at 8 a.m. $20 pre-registration fee, $25 day of race. For More race info or to register contact Pam Laurent, [email protected], or [email protected] or call 802-453-5325. Silent Auction ends at 3 p.m. More info at threedaystampede.org.

Green Mountain Club potluck picnic in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 30, Kingsland Bay State Park. Bring your own picnic lunch. The Club will provide a hike leader, paddle leader, and dessert of fruit and cookies. Admission to the park is free with Green Mountain Passport or $4 for adults, $2 children 4-13. Kayak rentals available at the park. Contact leaders to confirm participation. Paddle leader: David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894. Hike leader: Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Blast from the Past: Historic Clock and Watches Afternoon in Addison. Sunday, July 30, noon-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Vt. Route 17W. Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members are in residence on the Chimney Point porch to talk about the history of clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring your clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces.

Lake Champlain Bridge guided walk in Addison. Sunday, July 30 1-3 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Learn about the history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Crown Point site manager Michael Roets and Chimney Point administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead this round-trip guided walk. Meet at the Crown Point (N.Y.) State Historic Site museum. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Tickets are $6 and include admission to both museums.

 

Monday, July 31

Book art in Shoreham. Monday, July 31, 7-8 p.m. Platt Memorial Library. Come create some innovative book art at the library. Ages 8 and up.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Vermont raptors in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Meet 3-4 live hawks, owls and falcons face–to-face and explore what it takes to be a raptor. Free will donation.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. More info at brandon.org.

Michele Fay Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. A mix of folk, swing and bluegrass. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

“Shrek” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., new college park, by the traffic circle. Part of the Better Middlebury Partnership outdoor movie and music series.

 

Thursday, August 3

Two Sas Carey films on Mongolian Migration on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 3, 7-9 p.m., 248 Washington St. Ext, gazebo in back. See “Migration,” Carey’s 2016 Award-winning documentary its precursor, “Dukhas Moving.” Suggested $10 donation per evening to Nomadicare. Bring a chair and a picnic. More info: [email protected] or 802 388-1301.

 

Friday, Aug. 4

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 4, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Green Pants. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

Book discussion in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 4, 6-7 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Meet and discuss “Girls Waits with Gun” by Amy Stewart. Singles Book Club, for literary-minded singles, meets the second (or first occasionally) Friday of every month in the store. New members are always welcome.

Mellow Yellow on stage in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Golden era of Top 40 hits. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts. Bring a picnic and something to sit on. Rain or shine. Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

“Oklahoma!” on stage in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., on the town green. Presented by Very Merry Theater, a theater company for children that performs one-of-a-kind plays all over Vermont. Rain Location Holley Hall. Free and open to the public.

Va-et-Vient in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Meeting House. Quebequois, French and Cajun vocal in instrumental music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free will donation.

“Fantastic Beasts” on screen in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 4, dusk, on the town green. Part of Bristol’s Movies in the Park series. Free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and your bug spray. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Saturday, August 5

Town-wide yard sale in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall and around town. Town hall booths sponsored by Friends of the Brandon Town Hall.

Green Mountain Club trail magic day in Buel’s Gore. Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m., Appalachian Gap Long Trail parking lot, Route 17. Breadloaf Section of Green Mountain Club will host a tent for this club-wide event. GMC member volunteers will be on hand to meet hikers as they make their way along the trail and provide information. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Cyndy Bittinger in Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., Ripton Community Church. Bittinger will give a talk, “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History: The Stories of Brave Vermont Women Who Did.” Sponsored by the Ripton Historical Society.

 

Sunday, Aug. 6

10th Annual Tour de Farms in Bristol. Sunday, Aug. 6, all day. A 30-mile biking farm tour to raise funds for ACORN. The tour will by followed by the Tour de Farms After Party. Open to the public with live music, dancing and local food and beverages from across Addison County. For more info, visit the acornvt.org/tourdefarms/ or email [email protected]

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli is your guide. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 8, all day. Fairground Rd. Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner. More info at addisoncountyfielddays.com.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Wednesday, Aug. 9, all day. Fairground Rd. Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner. More info at addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Vermont Day open house at UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 74 Battell Dr. UVM Morgans are on display to demonstrate their versatility and heritage. Free. Bring a picnic lunch. Rain or shine. More info at uvm.edu/morgan.

Geneology Exhibit in Vergennes. Wednesday, Aug. 9, noon-8 p.m., Conference Room, Kennedy Brothers, 11 N. Main St. Ceal Moran brings her traveling geneology exhibit to the area to honor Vermont’s Geneology Day. Get some ideas on how to research your own family tree. Free and open to the pubic.

Emily Sunderman and Elizabeth Reid in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., on the green. Part of the Middlebury Community Music Center/Better Middlebury Partnership Concerts in the Park series. Free.

Stone Cold Roosters in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Americana from the Green Mountains. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 10

Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 10, all day. Fairground Rd. Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner. More info at addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Lap-sit story time in Shoreham. Thursday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m., Platt Memorial Library. Enjoy the library before we’re open for an hour of literacy-rich playtime. Share stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. A great socialization opportunity for babies and toddlers in a low-stress environment. For ages 0-3 and their parents and caregivers.

 

Friday, Aug. 11

Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 11, all day. Fairground Rd. Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner. More info at addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Final Concert in the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free will donation.

 

Saturday, Aug. 12

Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 12, all day. Fairground Rd. Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. Children’s barnyard, cattle judging, tractor pulls, kiddie rides, crafts, exhibits, live entertainment, pony and ox pulling, midway, parade, youth activities, and Vermont products dinner. More info at addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 12, 7-9 a.m., Otter View Park, intersection of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at the parking area. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information call 388-6019 or 388-1007.

Artist’s talk in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. Contemporary folk artist Warren Kimble will discuss his work. More info at 802-247-4956, [email protected], or BrandonArtistsGuild.org.

Buster Keaton’s “Go West” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. In ‘Go West’ (1925) Buster Keaton heads out to ranch country, where the stone-faced comedian encounters romance with — a cow! Can he save his love from a trip to the livestock yards? Part of Brandon’s silent film and live music series.

 

Sunday, Aug. 13

Vermont Sun Triathlon series in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 13, Branbury State Park. Sprint and Olympic Distance races. For more info or to register visit vermontsuntriathalonseries.com.

Auditions in Brandon. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. For Brandon Town Players Fall Production.

 

Monday, Aug. 14

Auditions in Brandon. Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. For Brandon Town Players Fall Production.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Auditions in Brandon. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. For Brandon Town Players Fall Production.

Author Robert Finch in conversation with author John Elder in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. New England author Finch will read from and discuss his latest book, “The Outer Beach” with Middlebury author and professor John Elder.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Bennington Battle Day in Orwell. Wednesday, Aug. 16, all day, Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Free admission at all Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. More info at brandon.org.

DC3 in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. A rich blend of rock, country, folk and blues. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

“The Sandlot” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m., new college park, by the traffic circle. Part of the Better Middlebury Partnership outdoor movie and music series.

 

Thursday, Aug. 17

Religious aspects of the Revolutionary War talk in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society will host the one-time Civil War re-enactor Michael Blakeslee, who will discuss the Religious aspects of the Revolutionary War. Open to the public. Call Steve Ayotte at 453-7709 for details.

 

Friday, Aug. 18

Artist lecture and slide presentation in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 18, Edgewater at the Falls, Frog Alley. Artist Philip Frey, whose pieces will be included in the featured gallery show in August, will show and discuss his work.

Bob Degree & the Bluegrass Storm on stage in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Straight up wild bluegrass. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts. Bring a picnic and something to sit on. Rain or shine. Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

“The Wizard of Oz” on screen in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 18, dusk, on the town green. Part of Bristol’s Movies in the Park series. Free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and your bug spray. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Saturday, Aug. 19

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Green Mountain Club hike — Mt. Abraham in Lincoln. Saturday, August 19. A strenuous 5.2 mile hike on the Long Trail with an elevation gain of approximately 2,500 feet, some steep pitches, a few areas of flat hiking and an extremely rocky ascent to the summit. Rare arctic-alpine plants and 360-degree views. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact leader Mike at [email protected] or 802-349-5653 for details. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Kids Pirate Festival in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. The Museum campus will be taken over by pirates, sailors, rogues, and mutineers from distant shores for this family friendly swashbuckling good time. Costumes, music, pirate-themed activities, shows, sing-alongs, and make-and-take crafts for the whole family. Live pirate stage shows by Pirates of Fortune’s Folly, see the Pirate Fleet on Lake Champlain, visit the Pirate Camp to learn all about life on the high seas, find treasure, join in the Great Pirate Tug-o-War, and more! Information: lcmm.org or 802-475-2022.

Ciderstock Music Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., Woodchuck Cidery, Exchange St. woodchuck.com.

Old Bones Band Of Addison County on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. A group of mostly retired, mostly hobby musicians, mostly having fun. Older country with a bit of bluegrass and gospel mixed in. It’s a family show so bring everyone. Tickets: Adults - $7; seniors, students & military $5; Kids 5 & under free.

 

Sunday, Aug. 20

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Sunday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kids Pirate Festival in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Continuation of event that started on Saturday.

Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber in Addison. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m. Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Vt. Route 17W. Members of the Twist O’ Wool Guild will be in residence on the Chimney Point porch to demonstrate a variety of fiber skills, crafts, and arts important historically and relevant today. Bring your project or ask questions. Light refreshments.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Justin Perdue jazz quartet in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., on the green. Part of the Middlebury Community Music Center/Better Middlebury Partnership Concerts in the Park series. Free.

Aikido Yoshokai demonstration in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. More info at brandon.org.

Mad Mountain Scramblers in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Mad River Valley’s premier bluegrass band. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 24

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 24, at venues around town. middfilmfest.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 25

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 25, at venues around town. middfilmfest.org.

Arts Walk in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m. Art on view and for sale at participating locations throughout downtown Vergennes, including all along Main St. After-hours events at art galleries and local businesses invite you to explore this walk able historic downtown. Browse shops, antiques, and artwork. Information VergennesDowntown.org.

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, broccoli salad and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

Vergennes Day kick- off street dance in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 25, 7-10 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Join us for a street dance featuring The Hitmen.

 

Saturday, Aug. 26

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 26, at venues around town. middfilmfest.org.

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Re-enactors take over the Mount, honoring the 240th anniversary of the American, British, and German occupation of 1777. Includes interactive “walkabout” on trails and grounds and reading of the Declaration of Independence. Activities for children. Call 802-948-2000 for details.

Strong Ground 5K walk in Orwell. Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30-1 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Enjoy the trail system and support this fundraiser for education and special programming efforts by participating in this 5K walk. $20 fee includes commemorative t-shirt, admission to Soldiers Atop the Mount, and a simple lunch. Pre-registration suggested. Call 802-948-2000 for details.

36th Annual Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pancake breakfast, crafters, music, children’s venue, horse drawn wagon rides, Lions Club chicken BBQ, Rubber Duckie race. Sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vergennes. vergennesday.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 27

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 27, at venues around town. middfilmfest.org.

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Sunday, Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Re-enactors take over the Mount, honoring the 240th anniversary of the American, British, and German occupation of 1777. Activities for children. Call 802-948-2000 for details.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 30

An evening of local talent in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series. Free. More info at brandon.org.

 

Friday, Sept. 1

Starline Rhythm Boys on stage in New Haven. Friday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Vintage country and rockabilly. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts. Bring a picnic and something to sit on. Rain or shine. Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

Point Counterpoint faculty concert in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m., at Middlebury Congregational Church. Handicap accessible. Request of good will donation.

Auditions for Brandon Has Talent in Brandon. Friday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. If you like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent, don’t miss this opportunity to perform on your Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. To schedule an audition call 802-247-5420.

 

Saturday, Sept. 2

Bring your mushrooms foray in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Back at the Mount by popular demand, the public is invited to bring mushrooms for identification by mycologist Sue Van Hook. Sort and learn how to identify common edible and medicinal fungi, venture onto the trials to see what is fruiting, or a bit of both. All ages welcome. Bring a hand lens or magnifying glass, if you have one. Lens available to share. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

Auditions for Brandon Has Talent in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2-4 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. If you like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent, don’t miss this opportunity to perform on your Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. To schedule an audition call 802-247-5420.

 

Sunday, Sept. 3

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 3, 1-3 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Saturday, Sept. 9

12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 9. For registration and information visit kellybrushfoundation.org.

Woofstock in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. Memorial Sports Center/Middlebury Town Pool. Walk for the Animals and annual doggie dip in the town pool. homewardboundanimals.org.

Inquiry into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking John Burgoyne and Friedrich von Riedesel? in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Modern-day historian Paul Andriscin turns back the time machine to interview British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne and German Maj. Gen. von Riedesel about the events on Lake Champlain, Mount Independence, and further south 240 years ago in 1777.

4th Annual “Brandon Has Talent” show in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Brandon town Hall. The Friends Of Brandon Town Hall host this fundraiser for the town hall, showcasing the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Tickets available at the door: adults $7. seniors, students & military $5. Children 5 and under free.

 

Saturday, Sept 16

Harry Houdini Silent Film Double Feature in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Rare surviving films from the great illusionist’s brief movie career. In ‘Terror Island’ (1920) Houdini stars as a swashbuckling inventor who steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the woman he loves; in ‘The Man From Beyond’ (1922), Houdini plays a man frozen 100 years in the Arctic who returns to civilization to reclaim his reincarnated love. Part of Brandon’s silent film and live music series.

 

Thursday, Sept. 21

Jim Douglas in Bristol. Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society will host former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas to talk about his activities and thoughts since leaving the governorship. The public is encouraged to engage him in topics of current concern. Call Steve Ayotte at 453-7709 for details.

 

Friday, Sept. 22

Atlatl Workshop in Addison. Friday, Sept. 22, noon-5 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Vt. Route 17W. Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Cost: $70 - includes instruction & materials. Pre-registration required.

Arts Walk in Vergennes. September 22, 5-8 p.m., Downtown. Vergennes. Receptions from 5-8 p.m. Art on view and for sale at participating locations throughout downtown Vergennes. Discover artwork at venues all along Main Street, after-hours events at art galleries. More info: [email protected].

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

“The Grift” dance party in Brandon. Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. An evening of booty shaking grooves, improvisation with radio-friendly hooks, witty lyrics and tight vocal harmonies. Tickets available at the door: Adults $12; Seniors, students & military $10.

 

Saturday, Sept. 23

22nd Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Vt. Route 17W. Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship testing skills in accuracy and distance. The sport of using the atlatl to throw darts is based on the ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Children’s activities. Workshops and demonstrations on flint knapping, Woodland pottery, and other crafts and skills. Competitors: $7 pre-registered, $8 same-day registration; visitors: $5 adult, free for children under 15. Call for details.

Contemplative natural history of trees and shrubs walk in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-3 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Marc Lapin, an expert on natural community ecology and botany, leads this guided walk to enjoy the trees and shrubs on Mount Independence. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

 

Sunday, Sept. 24

Vermont Sun Triathalon series in Salisbury. Sunday, Sept. 24, Branbury State Park. Vermont Sun Half Marathon. For more info or to register visit vermontsuntriathalonseries.com.

Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk in Addison. Sunday, Sept. 24 , 1-3 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Vt. Route 17W. Learn the history of what surrounds you as you walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Chimney Point site administrator Elsa Gilbertson and Crown Point site manager Michael Roets lead this guided round trip walk. Meet at Chimney Point. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Tickets $6.

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

Dissipated 8 a capella in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Middlebury College’s premier a capella group, founded in 1952, sings a range of songs, from modern day pop to traditional barbershop songs. Their stage presence and comedic routines will certainly entertain you in addition to the wonderful harmonies, solos and group numbers. Tickets available at the door: Adults $7; Seniors, Students & Military $5.

 

Saturday, Oct. 7

The Year 1777 and the American Revolution in Orwell. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1-2:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. What was happening elsewhere in the American Revolution in 1777, 240 years ago, as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne headed toward Saratoga? Site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin gives an illustrated talk about events on Long Island, New York City, and British Gen. William Howe’s effort to capture Philadelphia.

Downtown Bob Stannard on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 7, Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Stannard and his band Those Dangerous Bluesman will rock the house.

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Red Green on stage in Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. In “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe.” Green, otherwise known as  Steve Smith, will reflect on the twists and turns of his life.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Enjoy the last day of the 2017 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli will be your guide. The focus will be on the effects at Mount Independence of British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga October 17, 1777, and the British withdrawal from the Mount on November 8, 1777.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Red Green on stage on Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear this comedian, storyteller and all-around ersatz handyman.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Vermont and the Civil War in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society, in cooperation with the Vermont Humanities Council, will host Vermont Civil War historian Howard Coffin to discuss Vermont and the Civil War. Open to the public. Call Steve Ayotte at 453-7709 for details.

 

Saturday, Oct. 21

Chiller theater — ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. In ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ (1920). John Barrymore plays both title roles in the original silent film adaptation of the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. A spook-tacular performance that helped establish Barrymore as one of the silent era’s top stars. Part of Brandon’s silent film and live music series.

 

Friday, Oct. 27

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Oct. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include roast pork, scalloped potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

Sunday, Nov. 12

No Strings Marionettes, “Scrooge, A Christmas Carol” in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson bring 18 large-scale marionettes to whisk you through the Good Ole Streets of Charles Dickens’ London. If the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future can awaken the forgotten love and joy within stingy Scrooge’s heart, just think what the story can do to encourage the everlasting Spirit of Christmas in us all. Dan and Barbara will lead a carol sing at 1 p.m. Tickets: Adults $7; Seniors, Students & Military $5; Children 5 and under free.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 17

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include meatloaf, potatoes, gravy, vegetable and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

The Benoit in Vergennes. Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m., Bar Antidote.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Dan Weintraub in Middlebury. Friday, June 30, 6-8:30 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Dana and Susan Robinson in Ripton. Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Extra Stout in Brandon. Wednesday, July 5, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 5, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Left Eye Jump in New Haven. Friday July 7, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Aaron Brush in Middlebury. Friday, July 7, 6-8 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

O’Hanleigh in Salisbury. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House.

Carpenter’s tribute in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon town Hall.

Steven Kirby Quartet in Brandon. Saturday, July 8 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Crazyhearse with Sand Machine in Middlebury. Saturday, July 8, 9 p.m., Two Bothers Tavern.

Radio Free Honduras in Middlebury. Sunday, July 9, 7 p.m., on the green.

The Sea the Sea in Middlebury. Monday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the green.

Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore in Middlebury. Monday, July 10, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

 

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John Gailmor in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 11, noon, on the green

Emily Braden Trio in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the green.

Upstate Rubdown in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 12, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Left Eye Jump in Brandon. Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Pete’s Posse in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green.

The Molly Tuttle Band in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Stephan Gratto in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, noon, on the green.

Jason Anick Gypsy Jazz Trio in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the green.

The Seamus Eagan Project in Middlebury. Thursday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Starline Rhythm Boys in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 7 p.m., on the green.

Point Counterpoint Faculty in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College.

Dave Keller’s 9-Piece Soul Revue in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Moose Crossing in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 9 p.m.,Two Brothers Tavern.

Vermont Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m., Main St.

John Larouche Trio in Brandon. Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Le Rebelion del Tango in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 19, 6 p.m., new town park.

Red Hot Juba in Brandon. Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m., on the town green.

LC Jazz in New Haven. Friday, July 21, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Cooper and Lavoie in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 6-8 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Binger in  Middlebury, Friday, July 21, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House.

LC Jazz in Brandon. Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Hilton Park in Brandon. Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Robin Gottfired Band in Middlebury. Saturday, July 22, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Point Counterpoint Faculty in Middlebury. Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Annemieke McLane in Salisbury. Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House.

Peter and Will Anderson in Brandon. Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music

Undun in Middlebury. Saturday, July 29, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Michele Fay Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Mellow Yellow in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Va-et-Vient in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House.

Aaron Audet Band in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 4, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

S.O.B. Mobile in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Emily Sunderman and Elizabeth Reid in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., new town park.

Stone Cold Roosters in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

DC3 in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug 16, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Bob Degree & the Bluegrass Storm in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Old Bones Band of Addison County in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Justin Perdue Jazz Quartet in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., new town park.

Mad Mountain Scramblers in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., on the town green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

By category: Farmers’ Markets, Sports, Clubs & Organizations, Government & Politics, Bingo, Fundraising Sales, Dance, Music, Arts & Education, Health & Parenting, Meals, Art Exhibits & Museums, Library Programs.

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Brandon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 27-Oct. 7, Central Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

Middlebury Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the VFW parking lot, Exchange St. Baked goods, organic products, cheese and dairy products, crafts, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, honey, jam, jellies, preserves, maple syrup, meat and poultry products, wine, bread, plants, pickles, prepared foods, soap and body-care products, eggs, yarn, and cider.

Vergennes Farmers’ Market. Thursdays, 4-7:30 p.m., June 1 through Oct. 5, Kennedy Brothers, 11 Main St. Up to 20 vendors, live music, free parking, rain or shine. Local food, produce, eggs, cheese, baked goods. jewelry, crafts and gifts.

Whiting Farmers’ Market. Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., Whiting four corners. Maple syrup, honey, baked goods, eggs, pork, bacon, lamb, and many other seasonal offerings.

SPORTS

Co-ed volleyball in Middlebury. Pick-up games Monday, 7-9 p.m., Middlebury Municipal Gym. Jack Brown, 388-2502; Bruce at Middlebury Recreation Department, 388-8103.

Community Rowing Club in Vergennes. Thursdays, 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. June-August, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Info lcmm.org or 802-475-2022.

Family tennis court time in Middlebury. Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Middlebury Indoor Tennis. Family play drop-in offers families a chance to play together. Equipment is provided. Open to all levels of play. Info: Erin Morrison, [email protected].

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

ACT (Addison Central Teens). Drop-in hours during the school years: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 3-7 p.m. 94 Main St. (Middlebury Town Office building), below rec. gym. Teen drop-in space for kids. Hang out with friends, play pool, watch movies, and eat great food. Baking: every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. Info: 388-3910 or addisonteens.com.

Addison County Amateur Radio Association. Sunday, 8 p.m. On the air on club repeater 147.36/147.96 MHz, 100 Hz access tone. Nonmembers and visitors welcome.

Addison County Emergency Planning Committee. Last Wednesday, 5 p.m. State Police Barracks. Public invited.

Addison County Republican Party. Third Friday, 7 p.m., Ilsley Library, Middlebury. 897-2744.

American Legion Auxiliary Post 27. Fourth Monday, 7 p.m. American Legion, Wilson Road, Middlebury.

Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Fourth Tuesday, noon-1:30 p.m. Addison County Courthouse in Middlebury. 388-9180.

Brandon Lions Club. First and third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Brandon Senior Citizen Center, 1591 Forest Dale Road. 247-3121.

Bristol Historical Society. Third Thursday, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St., Bristol.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers’ Club. Middlebury VFW, 530 Exchange St. Third Sunday (except Easter), noon to 5 p.m. Donation $3. Refreshments available. Looking for fiddlers young and old. Open to public. Info: 342-0079.

The Hub Teen Center and Skate park. 110 Airport Drive, Bristol. Open mike night, first Thursday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m., free for all ages; reserve a spot at [email protected]. Info: 453-3678 or bristolskatepark.com.

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). Youth support group meets Monday nights, 4-6 p.m., Turning Point Center, Marble Works, Middlebury. Info: 388-4249.

Middlebury Garden Club. Second Tuesday. Location varies. Pat Morrow, 462-3741.

Middlebury Lions Club. First and third Monday, 5:30 p.m., Rosie’s Restaurant. Meetings held October through June.

NEAT (Northeast Addison Television) Channel 16. Fourth Monday, 5-7 p.m. NEAT studio in Bristol. Bruce Duncan, [email protected].

Neshobe Sportsman Club. Second Monday, 6 p.m. potluck; 7 p.m. meeting. 97 Frog Hollow Road in Brandon.

Otter Creek Poets. Open poetry workshop held Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Ilsley Library in Middlebury. Poets of all ages are invited to share their poetry for feedback, encouragement and optional weekly assignments. Bring a poem or two to share (plus 20 copies). Led by David Weinstock. Free.

Orwell Historical Society. Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Orwell Free Library.

PACT (People of Addison County Together). Third Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Vermont state office building on Exchange St. in Middlebury, Health Department conference room. 989-8141.

Samaritan’s Cupboard. Assembly of God Christian Center, 1759 Route 7, Vergennes. Third Thursday through October.

Vergennes Lions Club. First and third Wednesday, 6:45 p.m., American Legion. Club address: PO Box 94, Vergennes, VT 05491. Info: President Tim Cowan, 877-2382.

Vergennes Rotary Club. Tuesday mornings, 7:15-8:30 a.m., Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St. Breakfast served at 7:15 a.m.

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Addison Peace Coalition. Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m. Triangle Park in Middlebury.

Citizens for Constitutional Government in Bridport. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Bridport Community School. Learn about the U.S. and Vermont constitutions and how to defend our rights.

Five-Town Area Vigil for Peace. Friday, 5-5:30 p.m. Bristol green. All welcome to speak out for world peace.

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Mobile Service Van. Second and fourth Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Every Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Addison County Courthouse, in Middlebury. The van offers written exams, customer service and road tests. 828-2000.

BINGO

American Legion Hall, Middlebury. Wednesday. Doors open 5:30 p.m. with early birds. Jackpot $3,000. Food available. Benefits veterans, scholarships and community programs. 388-9311.

Brandon Senior Center, Brandon. First and third Mondays. 6 p.m. Refreshments sold. 247-3121.

Brandon American Legion. Tuesday, warm-ups 6:15 p.m., regular games 7 p.m. Food available, complimentary hot tea and coffee. Info: 247-5709.

VFW Post 7823, Middlebury. Monday. Doors open 5 p.m., quickies 6:15 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m. 388-9468.

FUNDRAISING SALES

Bixby Memorial Library Book Sale, Otter Creek Room, 258 Main St., Vergennes. Saturdays, May 6 –Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds support library programs and materials.

Brandon Free Public Library Used Book Sale. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The 2016 season runs May 4 through mid-October.

Ilsley Public Library Book Sale. First Saturday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Vermont Room. Ongoing sale in The Last Word during library hours. Info: 388-4095.

St. Peter’s Closet in Vergennes. Behind St. Peter’s. Open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Brothers Tavern’s Charitable Mondays. First Monday. 10 percent of entire day’s proceeds go to designated charity.

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

Bridge at Ilsley in Middlebury. Thursdays, 5:30-7:45 p.m., Ilsley Library. Single players welcome. Info: 462-3373.

Bristol folk session in Bristol. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., Hatch 31, 31 Main St. Open jam. Bring your voices, instruments, songs and tunes. Irish/Celtic, Maritime, Appalachian, Quebecois, Roots/Blues, World Music, Dead, Dylan. Info: vtceltic.com/bristol-folk-session.html.

Celtic jam session in East Middlebury. Third Wednesday, 8-10 p.m., Waybury Inn. Open session to play traditional Scottish and Irish tunes on acoustic instruments. All abilities welcome.

Celtic jam session in Middlebury. First Wednesday, 8-10 p.m., 51 Main. Come swap Scottish, Irish and Canadian fiddle tunes. Open to all instruments and players familiar with Celtic sessions and jam etiquette. Info: [email protected] or 203-823-8669.

Chess and bridge clinic in Middlebury. Mondays, 3:30-5:30, Ilsley Library. Casual play and gentle coaching in bridge and chess.

Chess club in Brandon. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m., Brandon Library. All ages and abilities welcome.

Chinese conversation group in Middlebury. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Informal discussion in Mandarin Chinese led by native speaker Yinglei Zhang. Info: 388-4095.

Classical string ensemble in Middlebury. Third Friday, EastView at Middlebury. Amateur ensemble looking for violinists. Info: 388-7351.

College Session for Seniors in Middlebury. Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Classes for people over 60 in basic computer, opera, politics, history, international law and more. Call 388-3983 or e-mail [email protected].

Conversational Spanish in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Open to all interested in practicing their Spanish. Participants should have a comfortable level of speaking.

Craft workshop in Forest Dale. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Living Waters Assembly of God Church, Route 53. Free workshop for knitting, crocheting, or other crafts. Coffee served. Info: 247-3637.

Creative writing workshop in Vergennes. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., Bixby Library. Free. Librarian Muir Haman guides participants through short-form writing and creative exercises. All experience levels welcome. Info: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Dancing in Middlebury. Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury. Come dance to swing, blues and waltz music. Wear clean, dry, soft-soled shoes. Info: 475-2349 or [email protected].

Dramatic writing workshop in Vergennes. Monday, 6-8 p.m., Bixby Library. Free workshop led by screenwriter Jay Dubberly in which participants help each other work on long-form writing projects. Info: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Drum Collective. Group drumming. Every Monday, 10-11 a.m., 111 Maple St. in the Marble Works at Huard Studio. Led by local percussionist Will Smith. Open to all. Info: drumcollective.org.

Drum gathering in Bristol. Last Friday of the Month, 6-8 p.m., Recycled Reading of Vermont. Info: 453-5982 or recycledreadingofvt.com.

Duplicate bridge at EastView at Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15-9 p.m. Info: [email protected].

French conversation group in Middlebury. Second Saturday (deuxième Samedi) of the month, 1 p.m., location varies. Enjoy casual conversation; all levels welcome. Info: [email protected].

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, 94 Main St. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call Robin or Jutta at 388-3910.

Journaling for Self-Discovery group in Lincoln. Third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Lincoln Library. Info: 453-2665.

Karaoke in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

Knitting and Rug Hooking in Brandon. First and third Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brandon Library. Project sharing, idea gathering and textile camaraderie.

Knitting group in Brandon. Thursday, 1-3 p.m., Brandon Senior Center. 247-3121.

Knitting group in Vergennes. Third Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bixby Memorial Library. Informal assistance provided. Arabella Holzapfel, 443-5284 (weekdays), 877-2172 (evenings) or [email protected].

Line dancing lessons in New Haven. Saturdays, starting March 5, 2016, 6-8 p.m., New Haven Town Hall. All ages. $5 per person. Info: 989-6701 or Facebook.com/ACLineDancers.

Maiden Vermont women’s barbershop chorus, under the direction of Lindi Bortney, is open to women of all ages. The group sings four-part a cappella music from traditional barbershop to doo-wop and Broadway. Rehearsals Thursdays, 7-9:15 p.m., Salisbury Community School. Info: 388-1012 or go to maidenvermont.com.

Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury. Open Mic: every 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bluegrass Jam: every 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Trivia night: every 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7 p.m. Retro Game Show night 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 p.m. Live Storytelling: 1st Fridays, 8 p.m. Comedy Thunderdome; 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m. Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m. “Bullsh$1TTN” with Britain: A Comedy Experience, last Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Conductor Jeff Rehbach, 443-5811; manager Mary Longey, 236-7933.

Movie club in Vergennes. First Friday of the month, 6-8:30 p.m., Bixby Library. A film of note is introduced, watched and discussed. Free popcorn. For info and upcoming title: 877-2211 or [email protected].

Movie night in Middlebury. Every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room.

Parler Français Comme Des Vaches Espagnoles. Every Thursday, 7 p.m. 35B West. St. in Bristol (above Paige & Campbell). Conversational French for speakers of all abilities. Info: 453-2285.

Round, line and square dancing in Brandon. Neshobe School. Info: 247-5544.

Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Sing. Second Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Middlebury. All ages and levels of experience welcome. Debby, 388-5410 or fasola.org.

Spanish conversation group in Brandon. Every Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon, Gourmet Provence, 37 Center St. All levels welcome.

Technology help in Middlebury. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-noon, Ilsley Public Library.

Teen movie night in Middlebury. First Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut.

Twist O’ Wool Guild. First Thursdays, 7 p.m. American Legion on Wilson Road.

Vermont Ukulele Society. Second and fourth Mondays, beginners 6:30-7 p.m. regular session 7-9 p.m. at Howden Hall in Bristol. Call 453-6411 or see http://vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

Wooly Bullys fiber enthusiasts group. First Tuesdays, Orwell Free Library. Info: 948-2041.

HEALTH & PARENTING

Addison County Parkinson’s Disease Outreach Group in Middlebury. Last Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m., Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road. Caregivers welcome. Info: 888-763-3366 or [email protected].

Adult ADHD support group in Middlebury. Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Focus Research Center, 135 South Pleasant St. Info: 349-7222 or [email protected].

Alcoholics Anonymous. Brandon, Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Ripton, Vergennes. Alcoholics Anonymous holds meetings seven days a week throughout Addison County. For times, locations and information on twelve-step, discussion, As Bill Sees It, Big Book, women’s and men’s meetings, call 388-9284 or visit aavt.org/aamtg9.htm#Legend.

Al-Anon and Alateen meetings in Middlebury. See vermontalanonalateen.org/meetings.php for meetings days, times and locations.

Armchair Yoga in Vergennes. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Armory Lane Senior Housing. Register at 870-7182.

At Wits End. Middlebury. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. The Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. 388-4249.

Autism Support Daily. First Monday, 7-9 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church. Support for families affected by autism. Online support at autismsupportdaily.com. Lynn George, 660-7240; Milly Jackson, 545-2335.

Autism Parent Support Group in New Haven. Second Thursday. Sapphire Center, 87 Rivers Bend Road. Childcare not available. Anjanette Sidaway, 388-3887.

Foot clinics. Sponsored by Addison County Home Health and Hospice. Bring basin and towel for foot care. Clinics that fall on holidays will be held the week after on the same day. 388-7259.

Bridport: Grange Hall. First Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Bristol: American Legion. Second Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Middlebury: Commons. Second Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon (9-10 a.m. for Commons residents only).

Middlebury: Russ Sholes. Third Friday, 10 a.m.-noon.

Vergennes: Armory Lane Senior Housing. First Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon (10-11 a.m. for Armory Lane residents only).

Bone Builders class. Every Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brandon Senior Center. Free.

Bone Builders class in Lincoln. Lincoln Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Bone Builders class in Middlebury. Mondays 9-10 a.m. and Fridays 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. Free.

Brain Injury Support Group in Middlebury. Second Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Hannaford Career Center, Room 208. For survivors, family members and caregivers. Info: 388-2720 or [email protected].

Brain Injury Support Group Project of Crown Point, N.Y. Every other Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 1869 Crown Point Rd., Crown Point, N.Y. Call (518) 597-3104 for dates.

Breastfeeding Café. Third Tuesday, 11:3- a.m.-1 p.m., Ilsley Library. For nursing or pregnant mothers. Dads and siblings welcome. Info: Vicki Kirby, 236-4136, [email protected]; or Elizabeth Curran, 349-3825, NaturalBeginningsVT.com.

Bristol Playgroup. Every Tuesday starting Sept. 10, 2013, 9:30-11 a.m., First Baptist Church. For children from birth to 6 years. Led by David Sandler. Sponsored by the Addison County Parent/Child Center. 388-3171.

Car seat safety check in Middlebury. MREMS, 55 Collins Drive. First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Childbirth Classes. Porter Hospital offers several options in childbirth classes. Schedules and applications: 382-3413 or portermedical.org/outreach.html.

Childcare Class. Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. Lincoln Library. 453-5362.

Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Residence at Otter Creek. RSVP Connie Leach 388-1220, residenceottercreek.com.

Disabled American Veterans in Middlebury. 388-6401. Otter Valley Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21 meet the first Monday of the month, 6-7 p.m., at the Middlebury American Legion. New members welcome.

Family Caregiver Support Group in Middlebury. 388-3983. Elderly Services, 112 Exchange St. Third Fridays.

Family Support Group in Brandon. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church fellowship hall. For families with a loved one who is struggling with drug addiction. Info: Lois Deitz, 247-3797.

Foot care clinic, also blood pressure and pulse monitors. 658-2421. Bridport Grange. First Mondays of even months.

Functional fitness class with Kimberly Cobb in Middlebury. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. $5 per class. Open to the public.

Grief anonymous meetings in Middlebury. Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 52 Merchants Row.

Hellenbach Cancer Support Group in Middlebury. Call for information and meeting times: 388-6107.

HIV Testing in Middlebury. Open Door Clinic. 388-0137. Free and anonymous. Call for appointment.

Hope and Help for Hurts, Hangups and Habits recovery group in Brandon. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., LifeBridge Christian Church, 97 Frog Hollow Road. Celebrate recovery.

La Leche League of Addison County in Middlebury. First Thursday, 10-11 a.m., at Junebug in the Star Mill. Info: 382-1589.

Making Recovery Easier (MRE) group in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. A group meeting for people in recovery struggling to decide whether or not to attend noon-step programs.

Meditation group in Middlebury. Sponsored by the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society’s sangha; meets every Sunday evening at the CVUUS Fenn House, 2 Duane Court, 7-8 p.m. Includes both sitting and walking mediation. No prior meditation experience required. For more info, contact Van at 388-2142 or [email protected].

Memory screenings in Middlebury. First Tuesdays, by appointment. Free. Appointments: 385-3711 or [email protected].

Middlebury Playgroup. Every Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m., Memorial Baptist Church, South Pleasant Street. For children from birth to 6 years. Led by Melanie Root. Sponsored by the Addison County Parent/Child Center. 388-3171.

Monday Playgroup in Brandon. Mondays when schools are open, 10-11:30 a.m. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, downstairs. Run by Brandon Recreation Department, 247-0228.

NAMI-VT Family Support Group in Brandon. First Monday. 7-8:30 p.m., Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. For family members and close friends of a loved one with a serious mental illness. Mary, 247-0180; or NAMI office, 1-800-639-6480.

Narcotics Anonymous Road to Recovery Group. Middlebury. 6 p.m. The Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. 388-4249.

Open Door Clinic. Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Middlebury. Free health care for low-income, uninsured people. 388-0137.

Opiate overdose rescue kit distribution in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. Free. Intended for opiate dependent individuals and family members or friends who might be present at an overdose. Info: 388-4249.

Overeaters Anonymous in Bristol. Saturday, 1 p.m. Downstairs in the Lawrence Memorial Library. Babysitting available fourth Saturday. 349-4545 or 453-7088. No meeting Feb. 25.

Overeaters Anonymous in Middlebury. Monday, noon. The Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. 388-4249.

Parkinson’s support group in Middlebury. Last Thursday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m., Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road. Caregivers welcome. Info: 453-5148 or [email protected].

Play group for preschool children. United Church of Lincoln. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Jen Goodyear, 453-8589.

POSKVT (Parents of Special Kids Vermont). Second Monday, 7-9 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church. Parent support group. Topics include IEPs, services offered in Addison County, divorce, parents’ rights, sleep problems, general teen-age issues and more. Join online group at health.groups.yahoo.com/group/POSKVT_MEMBERS. Milly Jackson, 545-2335; Ann Duclos-Collier, 453-7324.

Postpartum group meeting in Vergennes. Tapestry Midwifery, 20 Armory Lane. Second and fourth Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m. Meet other moms and explore a wide range of topics including self-care, postpartum nutrition adjustments at home and newborn care. Info: 877-0022.

Preschooler Open Gym in Ferrisburgh. Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3 through end of April. Closed school holidays. Free play in the gym. Bring trikes, bikes, scooters and helmets. Toddler push carts, wagons, ball and Legos available. Baby blanket area. Birth to 5. Snacks for sale. 877-1534 or 877-1312.

PTSD Support Group in Middlebury. Monday, starting Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m., Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. 388-4249.

Remembering and renewal group in Middlebury. Hospice Volunteer Services in the Marble Works. Wednesdays, starting March 8, 5:30-7 p.m. Share stories and celebrate memories of those we have loved and lost. 8-week class runs March 8-April 26. Info: 388-4111 or [email protected] for information.

RSVP Bone Builders. Osteoporosis prevention exercise program is offered, several locations. 50-minute classes are free and open to the public. volunteersinvt.org/bonebuildclasses.html or 388-7044.

Bristol: American Legion, Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.; Bristol Health and Fitness, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.

East Middlebury: Valley Bible Church, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.

Middlebury: Community Room at EastView, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Community Services Building, Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.; Middlebury Fitness, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m.; Vermont Adult Learning, Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Monkton: Friends Methodist Church, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Lincoln: Lincoln Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Information: 453-2665.

Shoreham: Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.

South Starksboro: Jerusalem School House, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.

Starksboro: Starksboro Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Information: Lisa Daudon, 453-3732.

Whiting: Town Hall, Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.

Seated yoga in Middlebury with Lesley Ambika Gibbs. Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury. $5 for non-residents.

Senior exercise class in Lincoln. Lincoln Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

SOS (Survivors of Suicide). First Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hospice Volunteer Services in the Marble Works. Grief support for those who have lost someone to suicide. Info: 388-4111.

Speak Up! Addison County. First, second and fourth Thursdays, St. Stephen’s Church in Middlebury. Self-advocacy group for individuals with developmental disabilities. Info: 388-3702.

Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. CVAA offers beginner and advanced classes for seniors around Addison County. Call 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1019, for more information.

Tai Chi for beginners with Susan Mock. Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Eastview in Middlebury, April 24-July 24. No class 5/29 or 7/3.

Tai Chi with Ruth Barenbaum in Middlebury. Tuesdays 5-6 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. Free.

Tai Chi with Dotty McCarty in Middlebury. Fridays 10:45-11:45 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, Community Room. Free.

Tai Chi Sun-Style 73 with Susan Wallis. Fridays 1-2 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. July 14-Aug.25.

Tai Chi for Beginners with Susan Wallace. Fridays 2:30-3:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. July 14-Aug. 25.

Toddler Playgroup. Brandon. St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Registration: 247-0228 or town.brandon.vt.us/recreation.htm.

Tot open gym in Ferrisburgh. Fridays, 9:30-11 a.m., Ferrisburgh Central School gymnasium. Info: 877-1312 or 877-3247.

Turning Point Center. Monday, 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m-10 p.m. Closed Sunday. Marble Works, opposite American Flatbread. Community center dedicated to providing a safe social and educational, substance-free environment for all. Free movie every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 388-4249. Potluck supper first and third Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; bring a dish if you are able. Food shelf donations accepted as well.

Vergennes Playgroup. Every Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m. Congregational Church, South Water Street. For children from birth to 6 years. Cherie Vachon. Sponsored by the Addison County Parent/Child Center. 388-3171.

Vet to Vet. Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center in the Marble Works.

Wits End. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. A confidential support group for parents whose adolescent or young adult is using alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. Turning Point Center in Middlebury. 388-4249.

Women for Sobriety. Mondays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center in the Marble Works. Self-help group for women with drinking problems. Info: 897-5254.

Yoga and meditation in Bristol. Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Yarn & Yoga, 25A Main St. A rotating program of meditation, gentle yoga and other consciousness-raising activities. Free. Info: 453-7799 or [email protected].

Yoga class in Middlebury. Third Sundays, noon-1 p.m. Otter Creek Yoga in the Marble Works. Free. 388-1961.

Yoga class in Vergennes. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bixby Library. Starts Nov. 22, 2011. Free. Info: 877-2211.

Yoga for Community in Bristol. Fridays, 6:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Phoenix Rising Center on Mountain Street. $5 contribution. Janet, 453-2419.

Young Adult All-Recovery Group in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., Turning Point Center. For anyone age 15-25 in recovery.

MEALS

Bristol senior luncheon. First Thursday, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol. Suggested donation $4. 453-5276.

Free Community Lunch in Middlebury. Summer: Mondays-Thursdays at the Charter House, 27 North Pleasant St. (just north of the Middlebury Inn). 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eat in or take out. Supported by area churches.

Free Community Supper in Middlebury. Fridays, 5-6:15 p.m. Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Meals provided by over 35 different groups. Info: 388-7634 or 388-7613.

CVAA Senior Meals:

Bridport: Grange Hall Community Room. Noon meal on Monday and Wednesday. Evening meals on second and fourth Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Reservations: Michelle Eastman at 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1067. Transportation by ACTR: 388-1946.

Middlebury: Middlebury Rec Center, Creek Road. Noon meal on Tuesday. Tracy Corbett, 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

Middlebury: VFW, Exchange Street. Special noon meal on the first Friday of the month. Tracy Corbett, 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

Vergennes: Vergennes Senior Center. Noon meal on Tuesday and Thursday. Michelle Eastman at 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1067. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946.

Bristol Libanus Lodge, F&AM Breakfast. Second Sunday, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, home fries, juice, coffee and tea. Buffet. $6. Benefits local charities.

Middlebury Congregational Church Community Supper. Friday, 5-6:15 p.m. Free. 388-7634.

Starksboro senior luncheon. Fourth Thursday, 11:30 a.m., January-October, Starksboro First Baptist Church. 453-6354 or [email protected].

Vergennes Masonic Lodge Breakfast. Last Sunday, 7:30-10 a.m. Pancakes, French toast, home fries, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage. All you can eat. Adults $6; children $3. Benefits the lodge’s charitable donations.

VFW Fish Fry in Middlebury. Third Friday, 4-6 p.m., Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post 7823, Exchange Street. $9 per person. Proceeds to benefit the post’s charitable donations.

VFW Fish Fry in Vergennes. Second Friday, 5-7 p.m., Sons of the American Legion, VFW Post 14, Armory Lane. $10 per person. Haddock, fries, coleslaw and cash bar.

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

51 Main. Main Street, Middlebury. 388-8209 or go51main.com.

Art on Main. 25 Main St., Bristol. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. 453-4032, [email protected] or artonmain.net.

Basin Harbor Club. Ferrisburgh. 475-2311 or basinharbor.com.

BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester. 767-9670, and 245 Main St., Vergennes. bigtowngallery.com. “Land, Sea and Sky” oil paintings by Peter Brooke. July 27- Sept. 10.

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

Bobcat Café. 5 Main St., Bristol. 453-3311.

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com. On exhibit May 3 – June 27, Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving & Photography.”

Brandon Free Public Library, Brandon. 247-8230 or brandonpubliclibrary.org.

Brandon Museum and Visitor Center at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace. 4 Grove St., at the corner of routes 7 and 73 West. brandon.org or 247-6401. Open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through mid-October.

Brandon Music Café, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon. brandon-music.net or 465-4071. On exhibit: The abstract expressionist landscapes of Tom Merwin.

Bristol Bakery. Main St., Bristol. 453-3280.

Carol’s Hungry Mind Café. Merchants Row, Middlebury, 388-0101.

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site, 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10.

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On exhibit May 5 – July 2: “Splash of Color.” On Exhibit July 7 – Aug. 19: Bill Ramage’s “The Self”

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org. On exhibit June 10 – July 20 “The Art of the Handmade Book.”

EastView at Middlebury. 100 Eastview Terrace, Middlebury. 989-7500.

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. Aug.: Old Friends and New Faces: Two Galleries, Six Artists. Sept.: Looking In, Looking Out: Two Galleries, Six Artists

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. June: juried show – The Color of Light. July: Rory Jackson Paintings. Aug.: Old Friends and New Faces: Two Galleries, Six Artists. Sept.: Looking In, Looking Out: Two Galleries, Six Artists.

Gallery @ 85 North Street. 85 North St., Bristol. 453- 5813 or 349-7551.

Gallery in-the-Field. 685 Arnold District Road, Brandon. 247-0145 or galleryinthefield.com.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. 1 Park St., Middlebury. Museum hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission: Adults $5; seniors $4.50; children 6-18 $3; families $12. Research Center admission: $5. Information: 388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org. June 13 – October 15, “Draw Me a Story, Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s book Illustrators/ Authors”

Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4095. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org. “Lois McClure” daily boarding. June 1-29. June 24 – August 12: “Alnobak: Wearing our Heritage”

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol. 453-2366.

Lincoln Historical Society Museum. 88 Quaker St. Second and fourth Sunday of every month, noon-4 p.m., June through October. Free.

Lincoln Library. 222 W. River Road, Lincoln, 453-2665. Monday, 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lincoln Peak Vineyard. 142 River Road, New Haven, 388-7368, lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

Liza Myers Gallery. 22 Center St., Brandon, 247-5229 or lizamyers.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Featuring the work of Warren Kimble, Liza Myers and other selected artists.

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

Middlebury College Davis Family Library. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: Young America: Roy Lichtenstein and the America’s Cup. Friday, May 26-Sunday-Aug. 13. Sabra Field, Now and Then: A Retrospective Friday, May 26-Sunday, Aug. 13. Fridays at the museum when classes are in session, at 12:15 p.m.: casual and informative programs ranging from gallery talks to short performances. Free.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On exhibit: Cameron Schmitz: New Work.

Norton’s Gallery. Route 73, Shoreham. 948-2552 or nortonsgallery.com. Studio/gallery of Norton Latourelle’s whimsical woodcarvings. Open most days and by appointment.

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

Otter Creek Custom Framing. 3 Park St., Middlebury. 388-2370.

Outerlands Gallery. 37 Green St., Vergennes. outerlandsgallery.com.

Peter Fried Art. 245 Main St., Vergennes. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday by appointment. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com. On exhibit Feb. 1-March 3: “Composed.”

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit starting Sunday, July 10: “Quaker Made: Vermont Furniture, 1820-1835.”

Ross Sheehan Studio, 37 Green St., Vergennes, Wednesday & Thursday. 775-303-8863, rosssheehnart.com.

Starksboro Public Library. Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 453-3732.

Starry Night Café. 5371 Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m. 877-6316.

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury. Exhibit: “Foreign Language Feature: Collaborative Conceptual Works by Yinglei Zhang and Rachel Baird.”

The Storm Café. 3 Mills St., Middlebury.

Studio V. 179 Main St., Vergennes, above Addison Outfitters. Info: 877-6524 or bethanyfarrell.com.

Stratford House Pottery gallery and studio, 294 Route 22A, Orwell. Weekdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., call proprietor Stacey Stanhope at 948-2105 to ensure it is open the day you wish to visit.

Tourterelle. 3629 Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7), New Haven. Wednesday-Saturday, 5:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery, Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. On exhibit May 19–June 25: Elaine Ittleman Paintings.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. On exhibit May 19 through August 19, “The Dames.”

Vermont Studio Furniture Gallery. 718 Old Hollow Road, North Ferrisburgh. Gallery hours, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Walkover Gallery. 15 Main St., Bristol. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 453-3188.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St., Vergennes. 877-2211. Monday, 12:30-7 p.m.; Tuesday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Used book sale 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturdays through October. Preschool multi-age story time Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Preschool story hour every Friday at 1 p.m. with Deb Lendway. Movies shown every Friday at 1:30 p.m. (17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). 247-8230. Summer programs: “Sally’s Music Circle” with Rob Zollman, Tuesdays and Fridays, July 8-29, 10 a.m., for ages birth and up; “Stories and Crafts” with Kathy Hirschberger, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 9-31, 10 a.m., ages preschool and up.

Hancock Free Public Library. Wednesday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Books, videos and DVDs. Other items available through interlibrary loan.

Ilsley Public Library. 75 Main St., Middlebury, 388-4095. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October-April, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Baby and Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., Jan. 6-May 12. Preschool Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Jan. 8-May 14. Saturday Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m., Jan. 3-May 16. Youth Media Lab, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., for kids in grades 4 and up. The Zone, for grades 4 and up, Wednesdays following the school calendar, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Foodie Friday, Fridays, 3:30-4:30, for kids in grades 4 and up. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol, 453-2366 or lawrencelibrary.net. Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free walk-in computer help. Family Fun and Games, second and fourth Fridays, 3:15 p.m. Lego Club, Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m., for school-age children. Story time Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Lincoln Library. 222 W. River Rd., Lincoln, 453-2665. Monday, 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (additional evening hours on a volunteer basis); Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chess Afternoon, Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 17. Story time (age five and under), Friday, 10:30 a.m. Senior program, second Wednesday, 10 a.m. Book discussion group, fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m.

New Haven Community Library. Located in the new library/town offices building. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. Thursday, 1-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Story Hour, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Information on Facebook at New Haven Community Library (Vermont), at the website nhcl.org, or by phone at 453-4015.

Orwell Free Library. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Platt Memorial Library. Shoreham. 897-2647. Monday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Programs on website: plattlib.org. LEGO challenge hour, second Wednesday of every month, 2:45-3:45 p.m. LEGO build night, third Thursday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. Summer Programs: Reading Program, June 26-Aug. 3. Preschool story time, M & W 11 a.m., Free kids’ lunch, M, W & Th, noon. Youth activities, M, W & Th, 1 p.m.

Russell Memorial Library. Monkton. 453-4471. Tuesday and Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Story Hour, second and fourth Friday, 10-11 a.m. Wi-Fi available.

Salisbury Free Public Library. 352-4198. Tuesday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, 2-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Children’s Time, Tuesday 2:30-4 p.m. Info: http://salisburyfreelibrary.blogspot.com. Story hour, pre-K through grade 4: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., read-aloud book followed by arts and crafts project. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sarah Partridge Community Library. East Middlebury. 388-7588. Ilsley Library cards accepted. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon; Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Book sale on Saturdays.

Starksboro Public Library. 2827 Route 116, Starksboro (in town hall); 453-3732. Parking behind town offices. Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Story time (ages 3-5) Monday, 10:30 a.m. 453-3732.

Whiting Free Library. Main Street opposite the church. 623-7862. Call for hours. Story time with Deb Lendway, 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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