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Monday, Aug. 13

Tasting and scavenger hunt in Shoreham. Monday, Aug. 13, all day, Champlain Orchards, 3597 VT Rte 74. A scavenger hunt in the pick your own rows kicks off Vermont Open Farm week on Monday and runs until everything has been found. Prizes. Hard cider and Vermont cheese pairing - $10 for five ciders paired with five cheeses. More info contact Sara Trivelpiece at 802-897-2777 or [email protected].

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Republican Committee caucus in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. More info call Lynn at 802-453-5161 or802-377-9258.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m., Vergennes Ares Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. VASA meeting at 11:30 a.m. Meal served at noon of a cold salad plate with sliced turkey, cheddar, peaches and cottage cheese, Italian cucumber slices, wheat roll, and mandarin oranges with cream. Bring your own place setting. Advanced reservations required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

East Middlebury Historical Society Meeting in East Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Sarah Partridge Community House Parlor, 431 E. Main St. Eileen Cochoran, Outreach Coordinator for the Vermont Historical Society will be attending.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Garlic Braiding Workshop in Monkton. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-noon, Last Resort Farm, 2246 Tyler Bridge Rd. Learn to create your own beautiful garlic braid for yourself or to give as a gift. Part of Vermont Open Farm Week. More info at 802-453-2847 or LastResortFarm.com.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11 a.m. Entertainment at 11:15 a.m., Brooks Family Singers. Meal served at noon of beef stroganoff with mushrooms and onions over seasoned rotini pasta, tossed salad, wheat bread, and watermelon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Block party in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m., Main St. Games. activities, food and a free concert by the Horse Traders, followed at dusk by a free showing of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” in College Park.

St. Ambrose lawn party and chicken barbeque in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m.-dusk. Bristol town green. Come for barbequed chicken and fixins, pie contest and sale, fried bread dough, baked goods, white elephant table, face painting and dunking tank. More info at 802-453- 2488.

“Get Lit!” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Join Vermont authors Robin MacArthur (“Heart Spring Mountain”) and Meg Little Reilly (“Everything That Follows”) for a literary discussion and margaritas. Friends since high school, these two authors will have a lot to talk about. Books, food & drink will be available for purchase.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents The Eames Brothers Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. behind the Brandon Inn. Vermont‘s foremost purveyors of “mountain blues,” The Eames Brothers Band are known for their late night sets that drift seamlessly through lowdown psychedelic blues funk to uplifting soul songs and back again. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

“Aquatic Invasives” lecture in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Join the Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association for this talk by Ann Bove. Free

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

 

Thursday, Aug. 16

Bennington Battle Day in Vermont. Thursday, Aug. 16. Free admission at all Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. SASH health awareness program at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of baked meatloaf, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, oatmeal bread, and tapioca pudding with peaches and cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Pizza on the Farm in Brandon. Thursday, Aug. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Woods Market Garden, 93 Woods Ln. Join NOFA-VT for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Woods Market Garden, a fruit, vegetable and flower farm and seasonal market that has been producing fresh food for the greater Brandon community for over 100 years. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT's wood-fired pizza oven, followed by a farm tour. Suggested $10 donation.

Ladies Union salad supper in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. New Haven Congregational Church. Varieties of Salads, cold meats, rolls, deserts, beverages. Adults $8, Children 6-12 $4. Info- Carol 453-5059.

“History of the Greenwood Cemetery” in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will present local residents Donald Lathrop and Reg Dearborn to discussing Bristol’s cemetery, past and present. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

“Church & State” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Company Be presents this play by Jason Odell Williams that takes a look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion. Tickets $10 at the door. Cash or check only - no presales.

 

Friday, Aug. 17

Preschoolers at the Point in Addison. Friday, Aug. 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices or lighthouses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call 802-759-2412 for topic. Suggested donation $5 per family.

George Matthew carillon in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Matthew, the Carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University, will play the final concert of the summer, before Language Schools Graduation. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Farm Supper and Music in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 3-7 p.m., Tail Feather Farm, Route 7 North. Open farm, farm market, petting zoo, farm supper and live music by Erin Cassels-Brown. Prices range from $4 to $18, if participating in farm supper portion. Petting zoo/farm activities are free. No registration is required, but RSVP appreciated at [email protected]. Part of Vermont Open Farm Week.

Hard cidery tour and class in Shoreham. Friday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m., Champlain Orchards, 3597 VT Rte 74. A hard cidery tour and blending class led by head cidermaker Jeren Stoneman. Hands-on class, tulip glass is included. $20. Part of Vermont Open Farm Week. More info contact Sara Trivelpiece at 802-897-2777 or [email protected].

Photography opening reception in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 17, 5-7 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. Come see “What I Saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.” Majusiak‘s work offers a new way to look at our beloved surroundings with a deep appreciation of the countless details that create the beauty of our world. On display through Oct. 8. All are welcome.

Habitat for Humanity benefit dinner in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 5:30-9 p.m., Morgan’s Tavern, Middlebury Inn, Court Sq. East at the tavern and the Middlebury Inn will donate a portion of their profits to support Habitat's work.

LC Jazz in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great big band music. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Magicians Without Borders in Rochester. Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come to BigTown Gallery’s intimate outdoor theatre for an evening of laughter, delight and surprise from this magic troupe, which has traveled to over 30 countries using magic to entertain, educate and empower children in refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals. Picnic style seating. Bring a blanket. First come best seat. Wood-fired pizza for sale, $15 - $20, 4-6 p.m. & after performance. Tickets $10/children 5 and under free. Rain location Rochester School Gymnasium.

“Church & State” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Company Be presents this play by Jason Odell Williams that takes a look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion. Tickets $10 at the door. Cash or check only - no presales.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Hancock/Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 18, Burnt Hill. Hike up Burnt Hill then south on the Long Trail to the Middlebury Gap, with car spotting. Moderate/strenuous hike of about five miles with 1,440 elevation gain. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact leader Anne Christie at [email protected] or 802-388.4347. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Blueberry Breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Aug. 18, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy blueberry pancakes, French toast, home fries, sausages, blueberry muffins, fruit, and beverages. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children/ $20 for families. Bring a non-perishable item for the Food Shelf to help the hungry in our midst.

The Diamond Island Regatta on Lake Champlain. Saturday, Aug. 18, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Point Bay Marina, 1401 Thompson’s Point Rd. Charlotte. The race benefits the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh. The event begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Point Bay, a captains’ meeting at 9:30 a.m., followed by the race itself at 11 a.m. Awards given during the Lobster Fest dinner at 6 p.m. Race is free. Breakfast $5. Lobster Fest dinner for sailors $25. More info at rsyc.org/diamond-island-regatta/.

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Beaver pond trek in Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 18, 9-11:30 a.m., 2936 Natural Turnpike Rt. 59. Take a trek out back to the ever-changing, ever-remarkable beaver pond. It's a walk of wonder and thoughtfulness through a piece of the forest to see and cherish. The walk is relatively flat--partially on a trail, partially bushwhacking. Good food will be provided. More info contact Nola at 802-388-6107 or email Jennifer at [email protected].

Orchard tour in Shoreham. Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., Champlain Orchards, 3597 VT Rte 74. Enjoy a walking orchard tour led by owner/orchardist Bill Suhr. Wear sturdy shoes. Free. Part of Vermont Open Farm Week. More info contact Sara Trivelpiece at 802-897-2777 or [email protected].

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St.

“Vermont’s Musical Ladies” in Addison. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m., John Strong DAR Mansion Museum, 6656 VT Route 17. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Free.

Ciderstock in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 18, gates open at 2-10 p.m., the Woodchuck Cidery, 1321 Exchange St. Come hear headliner 311, with special guests Moon Taxi, Jukebox the Ghost, along with Vermont’s Seth Yacovone Band. The musical lineup will be supported by great food trucks, a Firkin Frenzy, and of course, Woodchuck cider. Tickets $35, are available via Ticketfly, woodchuck.com/ciderstock/index.php or at the Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury, or $40 day of.

Hard cidery tour and class in Shoreham. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., Champlain Orchards, 3597 VT Rte 74. A hard cidery tour and blending class led by head cidermaker Jeren Stoneman. Hands-on class, tulip glass is included. $20. Part of Vermont Open Farm Week. More info contact Sara Trivelpiece at 802-897-2777 or [email protected].

Addison Town Historical Society Picnic in West Addison. Saturday, Aug. 18, 3-5 p.m., Bodette’s Grove, 7240 Route 17 W. Rain date Sunday, Aug. 19, same time, same place. Geoff and Sue Nelson will provide hamburgers/cheese burgers, rolls and condiments. RSVP by Aug. 15 at [email protected] or 802-759-2399. Bring something to share for pot luck, plates, cutlery, napkins, beverage and cup. Bring artifacts to identify. 

Chicken BBQ in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 18, 4:30-7 p.m., Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department, 3916 Route 7. Come get your fill of Jerry’s secret recipe BBQ chicken while supporting the fire department. Menu includes 1/2 chicken, or 1/4 chicken for children, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, cookie and  drinks. Adults  $12/Seniors $10/$6 children under 12.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall, 3279 Route 7. Enjoy a sandwich supper and then an evening of fun and card games.

Solar, deep sky, and Mars astronomy night in Addison. Saturday, Aug 18, 7:30-11 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Members of the Green Mountain Astronomers come to Chimney Point will share their telescopes and knowledge as we explore the night sky. Discover the wonders of the solar system, deep sky, and take a special look at Mars. Dependent on night sky conditions. Call 802-759-2412 to confirm. Bring a flashlight, and blanket or lawn chair if you like. Admission by donation.

Melissa D. & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Come hear singer Melissa D. Moorhouse’s distinct voice. Sit back, relax and experience the coffeehouse vibe with the warm ambient music of Americana folk/rock. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6.

Useless Cans perform in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Useless Cans play a mix of old-time jazz, folk and traditional Russian tunes, combining elements of music’s past with a contemporary perspective. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

Songs for Today in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30-9 p.m., Unity Hall, The Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 Main St. The Vermont Folklife Center presents a concert/conversation featuring Vermont folk songs from the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection sung by Jack Debois. Free. Donations welcome.

 “Church & State” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Company Be presents this play by Jason Odell Williams that takes a look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion. Tickets $10 at the door. Cash or check only - no presales.

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Young Adventurers Club hike in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 19, Button Bay Nature Trail, Button Bay State Park. The pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8) and everyone is welcome. Each outing is tailored to the individual participants, and will be fun for the whole family. Bring cost of admission. More info contact Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Underhill. Sunday, Aug. 19, Underhill State Park. A strenuous hike from Stevensville Road parking, up Maple Ridge trail, then Wampahoofus trail and Butler lodge trail down. About 5.5 miles round trip. 2,300 ft. elevation gain. Possible carpooling. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or 802-453-4412. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

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

Champlain Valley fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Jam session followed by music and dancing. Refreshments. All fiddlers welcome. Donation $3.

“Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber” in Addison. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Members of the Twist O’Wool Guild and others 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.

“Church & State” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Company Be presents this play by Jason Odell Williams that takes a look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion. Tickets $10 at the door. Cash or check only - no presales.

Celebrate Senator Claire Ayer and Representative David Sharpe in Bristol. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-4 p.m., town green. Come to this ice cream to honor and celebrate the years of service from Senator Ayer and Representative Sharpe. All are welcome to come to the Bristol Green for ice cream with a variety of delicious toppings, cookies, brownies and other sweet treats. The RidgeRunners will lift spirits with their music and current local and statewide Democratic candidates will be on hand. Free to all.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 19, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Rebecca Godwin and Cynthia Huntington read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Monday, Aug. 20

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m., Cubbers, Main St. Doors open at 10:45, meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious —includes beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Patrick Phillips in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 20, 2-3 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. National Book Award Finalist Phillips will discuss his recent nonfiction book “Blood at the Root; A Racial Cleansing in America” on Aug. 20, at 2 p.m., at Ilsley Public Library. The book explores the fraught racial history of his homeplace of Forsyth County, Ga.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal of BBQ chicken thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, bakes beans, wheat bread, and apple crisp served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Nature journaling in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Treleven Farm, 164 Mitchell Dr. Enjoy time outdoors and learn specific ways to record data on our own property that can help you in future land planning and management. Join naturalist/artist/educator Clare Walker Leslie to explore the art and science of journaling. Bring a pencil, notebook, binoculars, water bottle, bug spray and a few field guides if you have them. Moreinfo and registration contact Lisa Sausville at 802-877-2777 or [email protected].

“The Glass Menagerie” on stage in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company performs one of Tennessee Williams’ most acclaimed plays. Tickets $15/$5 children 5 and under, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

MNFF Kids and Family Day in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Marquis theater, 65 Main St. Three family friendly films will screen at the Marquis Theater at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Activities run throughout the day including a free flipbook activity at 9 a.m. and a variety of games. Special kids menu in the Marquis Café. Tickets per screening $10 adults/$5 for kids 8-18/children under 8 free. Seating first come, first seated.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Hot Box Honey in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon Town Band opens at 6 p.m. followed by Burlington-based swing & jazz supergroup Hot Box Honey, offering an eclectic mix of swing, latin, funk, reggae and soul rhythms to keep it groovin’. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

“The Glass Menagerie” on stage in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company performs one of Tennessee Williams’ most acclaimed plays. Tickets $15/$5 children 5 and under, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Thursday, Aug. 23

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal of cavatappi pasta with sharp cheddar cheese, broccoli, diced beets, wheat roll, orange gelatin with mandarin oranges served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival opening night in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The film “Personal Statement” opens this year’s festival — a feature length, beautifully realized documentary that follows New York City students Karoline, Christine and Enoch through their high school senior year and into college. More info at middfilmfest.org.

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED from July 27* Thursday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Riverfront Park, the Marble Works. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free concert with Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners.American Flatbread by the slice and beer and wine for purchase starting at 6 p.m.

 

Friday, Aug. 24

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at noon of scalloped potatoes with ham, coleslaw, roll, and brownie parfait. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, another salad and dessert. Free.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 24, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

Street dance in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Kick- off Vergennes Day and dance the night away with music by the Hitmen.

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Addison. Saturday, Aug. 25, Snake Mountain. A moderate 3.5-mile hike with a gradual ascent of 980 feet. The summit offers great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact Ralph Burt at [email protected] or 802-355-4415. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 25, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

37th Annual Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Celebrate all things Vergennes with a pancake breakfast, crafters, music, children’s venue, horse drawn wagon rides, Lions Club chicken BBQ, rubber duckie race and more. Sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vergennes. More info at vergennesday.com.

Mount Independence-Hubbardton military road car tour in Orwell. Saturday, Aug. 25, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Mt. Independence Sate Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Jim Rowe leads the first leg of this tour of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the Mount Independence museum. The tour will end at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St.

Monkton community day in Monkton. Saturday, Aug. 25, 3-6 p.m. at Morse Park. This community day will be filled with activities, fun, food, games and many big vehicles to explore! Plan on a feast at 6 p.m. with a pot luck super and possibly some evening entertainment. Watch for more info as the date nears! Contact George Parker at 802-453-5282 or e-mail [email protected] for more information or to offer your services.

DaddyLongLegs in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear this trio of seasoned Vermont musicians infuse 15th century French country dances and ‘oldtimey’ melodies with Celtic music and jazz pieces. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info call 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Sunday, Aug. 26

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 26, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

East Hubbardton Cemetery walk in Hubbardton. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2-4 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5695 Monument Hill Rd. Site interpreter Carl Fuller leads this walk in the East Hubbardton Cemetery to talk about the early settlers of Hubbardton, their roles in the 1777 Battle of Hubbardton, and life after the war. If inclement weather shorter inside program.

“Fest Noz” in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tourterelle, 3629 Ethan Allen Hwy. Scotland meets France in this ceilidh-style gathering based on a very old tradition from Brittany. Join dance instructor Mary Wesley, musicians Timothy Cummings, Jeremiah McLane and Alex Kehler, the talented team at Tourterelle, and Alysse Anton (Your French Connection) for a rare and special soirée. All ages welcome. Tickets $10 general admission/$25 general admission and refreshments in advance, $30 at the door. More info at 802-453-6309.

 

Monday, Aug. 27

“The Art in Birding” in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 27, 3-4:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Brian Machanic, author of “This Book is For the Birds,” draws from his extensive portfolio of wildlife photos to salute the beauty, grace and diversity of the avian community that surrounds us. No binoculars or bug spray needed, and bird sightings guaranteed. Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal of BBQ meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, and a blueberry cupcake will be served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Locally Grown Music in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. An evening of local talent & Battle of the Bands winner. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Town Green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

 

Thursday, Aug. 30

AARP Smart Driver Class in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Get yourself up to date on changing driving abilities, cars, roads and laws. A 4.5-hour refresher course open to all drivers 50 years and older. No tests. Bring questions and concerns. $15 fee for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Advance registration required. More info contact Chris at 802-989-7515 or the EastView concierge at 802-989-7500.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of cream of broccoli and chicken soup, crackers, Capri blend vegetables, wheat bread, and diced cantaloupe. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 30, 10-11:30 a.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Meetings fall on the last Thursday of each month. Anyone with other movement disorders is also welcome. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287.

 

Friday, Aug. 31

Environmental award celebration in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company, 1197 Exchange St. Help Vermont Coffee Company celebrate being one of five recipients of the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, recognizing their renewable roastery initiative. The event will include refreshments and a facility tour as well as the award presentation.

Starline Rhythm Boys in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great music by Vermont’s beloved vintage country and rockabilly band. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Dinoman in Rochester. Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Bob Lisaius, a paleontologist from Warren, thrills, entertains, and educates about the Age of Dinosaurs, fossils, and science. Joining Dinoman will be his life-sized prehistoric friends. Picnic style seating. Bring a blanket. First come best seat. Wood-fired pizza for sale, $15 - $20, 4-6 p.m. & after performance. Tickets $10/children 5 and under free. Rain location Rochester School Gymnasium.

Point CounterPoint Faculty Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Come hear these talented musicians as they play chamber music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 2, 1-3 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather for this Vermont Archaeology Month program.

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, Sept. 2, 4-5 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. New show of work by Laura Parker and Carolie Parker. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Margi Rogal, Woon-Ping Chin and Carolie Parker read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

“Wild Cousins of our Best Friends: Coyotes and other Canids” in Salisbury. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Sue Morse of Keeping Track gives this presentation on our pets’ wild cousins as part of the Salisbury Summer Series. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, Sept. 7

Bread & Puppet in Rochester. Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m., BigTown Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Bread & Puppet returns with The 6000 Generation Circus, a celebration of 6000 generations of human revolution against human management, featuring giant  dwarves and cardboard grasshoppers, and powered as always by the hot sounds of the Bread & Puppet Circus Band. Wood-fired pizza for sale, $15 - $20, 4-6 p.m. & after performance. Tickets $10/children 5 and under free. Rain location Rochester School Gymnasium.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

Monthly Wildlife Walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 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 us survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at the parking area of in Middlebury. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information, call 802-388-6019 or 802-388-1007.

13th annual Kelly Brush Ride in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants can register online to ride 100, 50, 20 or 10 miles, and/or play a round of golf at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College. More info at kellybrushfoundation.org/kellybrushride.

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mt Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Reenactors take over the Mount, to honor the American, British, and German garrisons of 1776 and 1777. Demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics (follow soldiers on a woods skirmish), colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. New offerings both days. Activities for children. Call for details. Vermont Archaeology Month program.

Roast Pork Supper in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main St. across from the Vergennes Opera House. Menu includes Roast pork, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, applesauce, roll, dessert and beverage. Served buffet style. Adults $9/children $5. Take out available. More info at 802-877-3150.

Late Summer Dinner in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Thomas and Grace Episcopal Church, Route 7, downtown. Dinner features cold salads with ham and turkey, pickles, and rolls with brownies and ice cream for dessert. A good will offering will be taken at the door to benefit Rutland Meals on Wheels and the Brandon Senior Citizens Center Floor Fund. Parking available along Route 7 and Prospect St. and behind the red brick house on the corner of Prospect and Route 7.

“Sherlock Holmes” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Recently discovered in France after being lost for nearly a century, see this original 1916 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes stories as performed by William Gillette, the actor who created the role on stage and performed it more than 1,000 times. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mt Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Reenactors take over the Mount, to honor the American, British, and German garrisons of 1776 and 1777. Demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics (follow soldiers on a woods skirmish), colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. New offerings both days. Activities for children. Call for details. Vermont Archaeology Month program.

Strong Ground 5K walk in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Trek the trails and support this Mount Independence Coalition fundraiser for education and special programming efforts by participating in this 5K walk. $10 fee includes a simple lunch and admission to the site and Soldiers Atop the Mount event. Pre-registration suggested. Call 802-948-2000.

5th Annual Brandon Has Talent auditions in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 9, 4-6 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent? Don’t miss this opportunity to perform on the new Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. Schedule a day and time at 802-247-5420. The show will run on Saturday, Sept. 22

 

 

Monday, Sept. 10

Multimedia talk (part one) in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m., 100 EastView Terrace, EastView Community Room. Jerry Shedd, local composer, teacher, and conductor presents a multimedia talk (part one). on “Goldberg Variations” of Johann Sebastian Bach. Free and open to the public. Part 2 is on Sept. 17. Info: [email protected].

5th Annual Brandon Has Talent auditions in Brandon. Monday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent? Don’t miss this opportunity to perform on the new Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. Schedule a day and time at 802-247-5420. The show will run on Saturday, Sept. 22

 

Friday, Sept. 14

Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St. Opening reception for “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition.”

 

Saturday, Sept. 15

Tree Farmer of the Year tour in Granville. Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., The Old John Vinton Hill Farm, North Hollow Rd. Join the Vermont Tree Farm Program to tour the historic Old John Vinton Hill Farm with Peter and Julie Parker, the 2018 Vermont Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. Tours, lunch, networking and presentations. Tickets $20 adults/ $10 children 14 and under. Registration deadline Sept. 10. More info at vermontwoodlands.org, [email protected], or by calling the Vermont Woodlands Association at 802-747-7900.

Fall Mission Fest in Vergennes.Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the City Green. Come help the Vergennes Congregational Church celebrate its 225th anniversary and its annual Fall Mission Fest. Special guests: newly retired pastor Gary Lewis and former pastor Russ Gates. Live music, games, and hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by Lions Club volunteers. Contact 877-2435

Woofstock in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 15, tba, Middlebury Rec Park and Town Pool, Mary Hogan Dr. Join the doggie fun at Homeward Bound’s annual Walk for the Animals. All proceeds benefit the shelter.

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

Green Mt. Bicycle Club Ride through Addison County. Sunday, Sept. 16, meet at 7:30 a.m., Wheeler lot, Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington. Three rides, all following the same route for the first 25 miles with a food stop in Bristol. Metric century is 62 miles (M) via Bristol and Vergennes. Full century is 100 miles (S) traveling down to the Crown Point Bridge and returning through the Champlain Valley. Double gap century is 113 miles and includes the Middlebury and Appalachian Gaps. More info contact Kevin Batson at 802-825-2618, [email protected] or Metric Century Leader Lou Bresee at 802-658-0597, [email protected].

Tour de Farms in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m., begins and ends at Vergennes City Park. Two routes; the short is 10 miles and long is 20 miles, both finishes at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green food and music festival.

TAM Trek in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m., Wright Park. Test your endurance at the 19-mile or 10K timed runs or relax on the 2-mile family run/walk on the TAM. All courses are loops on pristine trails through woods, farmland, meadow and river valleys, circumnavigating the town. Post-race celebration with refreshments, prizes and music. All welcome, any ability. More info and registration at maltvt.org. All proceeds help maintain the Trail Around Middlebury.

Orchard Run at Apple Fest in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. EDT, 130 School Rd. Two runs, a 10K or 5K. Lunch at discounted rate for runners. A loop course through Shoreham orchards and farms. Registration for both runs $25 adults/$15 16 and under. Register by midnight, Aug. 27, to guarantee a t-shirt. More info at friendsoftheplatt.com or runsignup.com/Race/VT/Shoreham/OrchardRunAtAppleFest.

Eat on the Green Festival in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-6 p.m., Vergennes City Green. Great food, music, kids activities and cash bar. Open to the public.

Apple Fest in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-4 p.m., Town Green. Main St. Help celebrate Shoreham, the Platt Memorial Library and apple season. Listen to Snake Mountain Bluegrass, have a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with fixings, apple desserts and cider, and enter a pie in the apple pie contest. Children’s activities, local food and craft vendors, cider garden and fun for all.

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner in New Haven. Sunday, Sept. 16, sittings at noon & 1 p.m, New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Adults $10/6-11 years old $5/under 6 free. Take out available. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated. More info call Betsy at 802-453-2724 prior to 7 p.m.

Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk in Addison. Sunday, Sept. 16 1-3 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Learn the history of what surrounds you as you walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Chimney Point site administrator Elsa Gilbertson and Crown Point, N.Y., site friends group president Thomas Hughes lead this guided 2 hour round trip walk. Meet at Chimney Point. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Tickets $6, free if under 15 years old.

“The Quilt Code Myth and Other Mysteries of the Underground Railroad” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Myths, misinterpretations, and distortions of the history of slavery are often a mixture of fact, folklore, and speculation. Kate Clifford Larson, an historian and leading Harriet Tubman scholar will speak about the root of the Quilt Code myth, its counterfactual elements, its curious proliferation during the late 20th century, and its place among the pantheon of Underground Railroad mythology.

Aikido Yoshokai Vermont demo and instruction in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Join 3rd degree black belt Wade Davis-sensei and his students for a 20-minute demonstration and stay for a half hour open class afterwards. Free will donation with all proceeds split between the Friends of the Brandon Town Hall and Aikido Yoshokai Vermont.

Exploring the Great American Songbook in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3-4:45 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Middlebury College jazz director Dick Forman will lead a stroll down musical memory lane celebrating American popular music — the real golden oldies written between the 1920’s and the 50’s. There will be a chance to learn a bit about the tunes and do some singing as well.

 

Monday, Sept. 17

Multimedia talk (part two) in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 100 EastView Terrace, EastView Community Room. Jerry Shedd, local composer, teacher, and conductor presents a multimedia talk on “Goldberg Variations” of Johann Sebastian Bach. Free and open to the public. Info: [email protected].

“Vermont vs. Hollywood: 100 Years of Vermont in Film” in Monkton. Monday. Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Monkton Fire Station, 3747 States Prison Hollow Rd. Amanda Kay Gustin of the Vermont Historical Society Vermont will examine the wide variety of films made in Vermont, providing interesting and fun insights into the hold Vermont has had on imagination in the media age. Gustin will provide background and share clips ranging chronologically from 1919’s “Way Down East” to 2005’s “Thank You for Smoking.” Free.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Bees Besieged: A History of Beekeeping in Shoreham. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news recently as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, hobby beekeeping has grown exponentially in the country. Bill Mares, writer, and a beekeeper for 45 years, will tell of the origins and evolution of beekeeping, sometimes referred to as “farming for intellectuals,” with a particular emphasis on his research in Vermont. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

“Lincoln Hill Settlements” talk in Bristol. Thursday Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will welcome Elise Guyette, Vermont historian and author as she traces African-American farmers settling and working the land in Hinesburg, Vt., from 1790-1890. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Friday, Sept. 21

Re-Storying The Earth Through Wildlife Tracking in Lincoln. Friday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Anderson Wells Farm, 2542 Quaker St. Vermont Family Forests invites you to join renowned tracker Mike Kessler for this introduction to the expansive art and science of wildlife tracking. Rediscover our natural human capacity to engage in the stories written upon the land each day. $25, includes wood-fired pizza lunch.

Atlatl Workshop in Addison. Friday, Sept 21, noon-5 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. 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. Pre-registration required. $70 Fee includes instruction and materials.

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the green. Crafters, vendors, children’s venue, bandstand music, demonstrations & more. More info at BristolHarvestFest.com.

23rd Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship, testing skills in accuracy and distance. Newcomers to experts welcome. Children’s activities. Workshops and demonstrations on flint knapping, Woodland pottery, and other crafts and skills. Tickets: competitors $7 pre-registered/$8 same-day registration; visitors: $5 adult/free under 15. Call 802-759-2412 to register.

Brandon Has Talent in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This fundraiser for the Town Hall will showcase the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Come see neighbors, friends, and family as they sing, dance and entertain you for the Town Hall’s new stage. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6/children 5 and under and accompanied by an adult, free, available at the door.

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

Vermont Sun Half Marathon in Salisbury. Sunday, Sept. 23, 8:45 a.m., Branbury State Park, 35 70 Lake Dunmore Rd. Challenge yourself in a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon. Pre-registration/bib pick-up from 8:45-9:45 a.m. sharp at Branbury State Park on race morning. All runs start at 10 a.m.

Better L8 Then Never Car Show in Bristol. Sunday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreation Field, Airport Rd. More than 250 classic cars and trucks. Vendors, great food, live DJ, raffle drawings, piston toss, kids’ activities, bake sale and more. Fun for the whole family. Free for spectators. Donations accepted for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. More info at betterL8thannever.com

Basswood Bark Strip Basket making in Addison. Sunday, Sept 23, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Learn to make a basket of 32-inch long basswood outer bark strips from basket maker Barry Keegan. You will be handling wet materials; dress appropriately. Limit 15 students. $60 fee includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration required. Call 802-759-2412.

“Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual and Historical Narrative” in Bridport. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., Bridport Community Hall, 52 Crown Point Rd. Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Come hear Vermont historian Don Wickman share tales of the lake’s heritage coupled with illustrations. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

Secrets of Mt. Philo in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. In this virtual tour, join Judy Chaves to learn about the landscape history of Mt. Philo, Vermont’s first state park. From the devastating deforestation of the “sheep fever” of the mid-1800s to today’s popular day hike, Mt. Philo is the landscape history of Vermont, in miniature.

 

Monday, Sept. 24

UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center community celebration in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 24, 4-5:30 p.m., Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Dr. Music, refreshments, Board meeting and reports, tours of the new ARCH suites and renovations to Helen Porter Post-Acute Unit and more.

 

Friday, Sept. 28

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Sep. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, Sept. 29, 3-6 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. New show of work by Laurie Sverdlove. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

“The Doughboys” in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Meet Middlebury’s premier faculty rock band. Their upbeat original pop-rock tunes remain the foundation of their repertoire, but they also cover everything from Paul Simon to Chuck Berry to the Grateful Dead. Tickets adults, $8/seniors and students $7/Couples $14.

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

Harvestfest in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Estabrook Park. Harvest people making (stick figures, scarecrows, leaf people. hayrides, games, good, pumpkins and more. More info at 802-247-6401 or [email protected]. Watch Brandon.org for any changes.

“The 24th Foot: A British Infantry Unit in Burgoyne’s Campaign” in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 30, 1-2:30 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Living historian Robert Grandchamp gives a lecture on the 24th Foot, part of the elite Advanced Corps. The regiment was one of ten infantry regiments with Burgoyne, was at Mount Independence and Hubbardton, had a detachment at Bennington, and fought at Saratoga.

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

Lois McClure in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 6, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. The Lois McClure returns from a summer cruising the Hudson river and the Erie Canal with a flotilla of “glass barges” commemorating the Flint Glass Works’ 1868 move from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Corning, N.Y.

Dissipated 8 perform in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Middlebury College’s a cappella group, was founded as a combination of two male quartets in 1952, singing traditional barbershop music. They sing a range of songs, from modern day pop to traditional barbershop songs. Tickets adults, $8/seniors (60 & up) and students (17 & under) $6.

 

Sunday, Oct. 7

Lois McClure in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Oct. 7, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. The Lois McClure returns from a summer cruising the Hudson river and the Erie Canal with a flotilla of “glass barges” commemorating the Flint Glass Works’ 1868 move from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Corning, N.Y.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

“Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Foodin Vergennes. Wednesday, Oct 10, 10:30 a.m., Bixby Memorial Free Library, 258 Main St. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk lets attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners — plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

“Masquerade Ball” in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-10 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. A joint fundraiser for the Brandon Town Hall and the Brandon Public Library. Music by Bill Moore. Beverages and snacks, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, cash bar and prizes for costumes. No costume? Arrive at 7 p.m. to decorate a mask with provided materials. Tickets: individuals $12 no costume/$10 in costume; couples $20 no costume/$18 in costume; students 16 and under in costume free.

Vermont Blues Jam in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear some of the best Vermont musicians to ever accumulate on a single stage for one night of unforgettable music. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Come one, come all and bring your appetite for epic Vermont-style blues.

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Enjoy the last day of the 2018 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide.

“Colonial Meetinghouses of New England” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Union Meeting House, Route 7. Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation by photographer Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used Meetinghouses, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Sweet Transitions sings in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will be hosting Mt. Abraham’s a cappella group, under the direction of Megan LaRose, for an evening of beautiful harmonizing. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

“Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery” in Orwell. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. A wide variety of presentations will examine the Mount using period documents and maps, archaeological studies, artifacts, and high-tech mapping, revealing its significance during the Revolutionary War and Northern Campaign. Suitable for all levels of interest. Tickets $25. Lunch included. Pre-registration required at 802-948-2000.

“Der Golem” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The annual “Chiller Theatre” silent film presentation. Get ready for Halloween with a very weird flick. In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem. Using sorcery he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution, but then complications ensue. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes roast pork, potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Mile Twelve has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan, including major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival and more. Tickets adults $12/seniors and students $10.

Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Vergennes native Casey and her new group, the Wicked Fine Players, features members of the much loved Bluegrass Gospel Project. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

No Strings Marionettes in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. All aboard for “The Treasure Hunt,” a swashbuckling hunt for treasure, where Jim is lured out to sea in search of adventure and excitement. Little does he realize the unusual experience about to unfold. A celebration of veterans will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets adults $8/seniors (60 & up), students (17 & under) and military $6/children 5 and under accompanied by an adult free.

 

Friday, Nov. 16

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

First Annual Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Singers will compete for monetary prizes and potential performance opportunities with BARN OPERA, The Opera Company Of Middlebury, and Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre. A great opportunity to hear some of the emerging operatic artists in the country. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6/Children 12 and under free. More info at barnopera.com/competition.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Moonlight Madness In Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, and other points downtown. Anyone wanting to rent an 8×10 space downstairs or upstairs in the town hall can do so by contacting Debbie Jennings at 802-345-3033 or [email protected]. Vendor fee is $30 per space. Space available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Now in its 13th year, this brainchild of local resident and professional actor Bill Carmichael brings together some of his professional acting/singing/dancing friends from New York and Boston for an evening of familiar, funny, moving and exceptional Broadway tunes. Several local area high school students will also participate.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., City Park.

The Horse Traders in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m., Main St.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., on the town green.

The Eames Brothers Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Sarah King in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

George Matthew in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

LC Jazz in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Melissa D. & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Useless Cans in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Songs for Today in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 18, Congregational Church of Middlebury.

Del Rue in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Hot Box Honey in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners in Middlebury. *RESCHEDULED from July 26* Thursday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., Riverfront Park, the Marble Works.

The Hitmen in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m.,City Park.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

DaddyLongLegs in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

 

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Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Locally grown music in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Melissa Plett in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Starline Rhythm Boys in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

The Doughboys in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Dissipated 8 perform in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Vermont Blues Jam in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

 

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 25-July 20, Estabrook Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent 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. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, beginning Nov. 18, 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

Chess Club of Addison County in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Center.

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-Aug., 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].

Mountain Bike Group Rides. Saturdays 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays 5:30 p.m., departs Frog Hollow Bikes. More info at addisoncountybikeclub.org.

“Walk and Roll to School Day” first Wednesdays more info at sites.google.com/site/ middbikeped.

 

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. Warming Hut, 77 Mary Hogan Drive. Teen drop-in space for kids. Hang out with friends, play pool, watch movies, and eat great food. 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. Non-members 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. School year hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer hours 10 a.m. ‘til dark as staff is available. [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, Creek Road, 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.

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.

Ilsley Public Library Book Sale. First Saturdays, 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

Basic Bridge: Book 2. Bixby Library, Thursdays., April 5-May 10.

Beginning Swing dancing. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Second Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

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.

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, Warming Hut, Mary Hogan Drive. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call 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. Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

“King Pede” card parties. Ferrisburgh. Saturdays July 7 & 21, 6:30 p.m. Ferrisburgh Town Hall.

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].

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. Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Trivia, Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Comedy events: Comedy Thunderdome, 1st Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Vermont Comedy Outlaws, 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Riffin’ with Brittain: 4th Saturdays, 8 p.m.; “The Beef,” 3rd Fridays, 8 p.m.

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Mead Chapel. 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.

QuickBooks pop-up tutorial. Second Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Addison County Economic Development Corporation, Second Floor Conference Room, Suite 8, 1590 Route 7 South.

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 vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

Writing practice in Middlebury. Tuesdays, April 17-May 8, Ilsley Public Library.

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

Zumba. Mondays, 6 p.m., Vergennes Opera House

 

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 Creek Road. 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.

Bone Builders class in Brandon. 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 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.

Brandon Sits Meditation Circle. Wednesdays 12:30 p.m., Brandon Public Library.

Breastfeeding Café. Third Tuesday, 11:30 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.

Buffalo Dreamers in Bristol. Second Mondays, 6-8 p.m., ARTSight, 6 South St. More info contact Annie at 802-238-6607 or [email protected], or Karla at 802-989-1333 or [email protected].

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.

Diabetes Management Workshop in Bristol. Wednesdays, May 9-June 13, Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St.

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 in Bridport. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Mondays of even months. 802-388-7259

Foot care clinic in Bristol. 10:30-a.m.-noon, 2nd Wednesdays every month. American Legion, 56 Airport Rd. 802-388-7259

Foot care clinic in Middlebury. 10 a.m.-noon, 3rd Tuesdays every month, Middlebury Recreation Center, 54 Creek Rd.; 9 a.m.-noon, 2nd Thursdays every month, The Commons, 249 Buttolph Dr.; 10 a.m.-noon, 4th Thursdays every month, The Meadows, Cedar Ct. 802-388-7259 Foot care clinic in Vergennes. 9 a.m.-noon, 1st Tuesdays every month. Armory Lane Senior Housing. 802-388-7259

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 support group in Middlebury. Wednesdays, March 28-May 16. Hospice Volunteer Services, Maple St., Marble Works.

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.

Job Hunt Helpers. Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Ilsley Public Library.

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, Creek Road. 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, Creek Road. 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, Creek Road. 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, Creek Road. 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.

PTSD Support Group in Middlebury. Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

Refuge Recovery, Buddhist-oriented recovery group. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249. refugerecovery.org.

Remembering and renewal group in Middlebury. Hospice Volunteer Services in the Marble Works. Wednesdays, 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.

Story Time in Weybridge. Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. Weybridge School Library. Oct. 2-May 28.

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

Tai Chi for Beginners with Susan Wallis. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m., Holley Hall, Bristol. Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd., Middlebury.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention in Middlebury. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St

Tai Chi Sun Style. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes. Advanced, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 8-April 11 . Beginner/Intermediate, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Jan. 15-April 11.

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

Tai Chi Sun Style beginner classes for 50+. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5-April 30, Holley Hall, Bristol. Register at 802-453-5885.

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 Yang 24 with Susan Wallis. Tuesdays 10-11 A.m., Holley Hall, Bristol.

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. 54 Creek Rd, Middlebury. Community center dedicated to providing a safe social and educational, substance-free environment for all. Writers for Recovery workshop Tuesdays, July 11-Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

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, Creek Road.

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 Creek Road. 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.

Young At Heart intergenerational yoga. Fridays, 10 a.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. 802-388-1220.

 

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., Sept.-May 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. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 1st Sunday of every month except April 1st, Easter Sunday. 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes, VT Maple Syrup, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Corn Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Hash Browns, Toast, Coffee, and Orange Juice.

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.

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, 5-7 p.m., except for Dec. 2018. VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street. $11 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans’ programs.

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

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. On exhibit: “What I saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.” Aug.

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

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

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. On exhibit: “Fabrications in Clay,” June 29-Aug. 28; “Barn Quilt Trail” at the Guild and other downtown locations. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com.

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.

Bristol Cliffs Café. Main St., Bristol. 453-3280.

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site. 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10. On exhibit: “Crossing Paths,” “Point of Contact” and “A Brush With Nature: The Art of Lillian Kennedy.”

Compass Music and Arts Center. 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On exhibit: “Max & Mim,” Aug. 4 – Sept. 29.

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org. EastView at Middlebury. 100 Eastview Terrace, Middlebury. 989-7500.

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: “Ellen Granter: High Tide,” Aug. 1- Aug. 30; “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition,” Sept. 1-Sept 30.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: “Timothy Horn: The View from Here,” Aug. 1-Aug. 30; “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition,” Sept. 1-Sept. 30.

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. On exhibit: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by three self-taught Addison County Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway,” through Nov. 2018; “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters from the Home and Battlefront,” July 31- Nov. 11.

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. On Exhibit May 26-Oct. 14: “Glass on the Water;” “Alnobak: Wearing our Heritage;” “Maritime Glass;” and “Diatoms: Living Glass.”

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. On Exhibit: “In the Footprints of the First German Printers: 1450-1500,” June 13-Sept. 30

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.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. May 26-Oct. 14, Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence. On exhibit: “Building Independence on Lake Champlain” and “The Faces of Mount Independence;”

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “A Crossing Place — New Work from Anna Dibble,” Aug. 2-Sept. 30.

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. On Exhibit: “Environmental Portraits,” Aug. 1-Sept. 1. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com.

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent; “The Fabric of Emancipation: The African Diasporic Lens of American History through Contemporary Fiber Arts,” July 15- Oct. 28.

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

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury. On exhibit: Cristine Kossow: Pastels. June 19-Aug. 19.

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. “Land Marks: The Land We Mark, Marks Us” July 13 –Sept. 9.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964.

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.; “Writing the Marathon” with Jay Dubberly, Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6-8 p.m., Oct; Writing Workshop with Muir Haman, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Monthly table read, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Bridge Workshop, Oct. 12-Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. Weekly Bridge Mondays, 1-4 p.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. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.;

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. Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. 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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