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Thursday, Sept. 21

Huddlebury and Muddlebury joint meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 21, 4-5:30, Community Room, Middlebury Police Department, 1 Lucius Shaw Ln.

Hannah Fair and Kevin Killen concert in Brandon. Thursday, Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m., Foley Brothers Brewing, 79 Stone Mill Dam Rd. Presented by BANDADE, a charitable business that strives to unite music lovers, musicians and fans in the fight against cancer. Tickets are $10 and can be bought online at bandadeontour.us.

Clifford Symposium in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:30-10 p.m., Middlebury College, locations around campus. This year’s topic is “The Soviet Century: One Hundred Years of the Russian Revolution.” and aims to re-examine the global significance of this watershed moment in modern history in political, social and cultural terms. Keynote address by Susan Buck-Moss at 4:30 p.m., in the Mahaney Center for the Arts, and a screening of “Karl Marx City” at Twilight Auditorium at 8 p.m. Free and open to the public. More info at middlebury.edu/Clifford/2017.

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

“Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika” in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 21, 7-11:15 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The second part of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play captured live from London’s National Theater. Set in America in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Tickets adults $17/students/$10, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office, daily except Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Friday, Sept. 22

Green Mountain Club Silver Lake hike in Salisbury. Friday, Sept. 22, Falls of Lana/Silver Lake parking lot, Route 53, south of Branbury State Park. Moderate, 5.5 miles round-trip, including a loop hike around the lake. More info contact Ruth Penfield at 802-388-5407 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Clifford Symposium in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Middlebury College, locations around campus. This year’s topic is “The Soviet Century: One Hundred Years of the Russian Revolution.” and aims to re-examine the global significance of this watershed moment in modern history in political, social and cultural terms. Highlights include a scene from Vsevolod Vishnevsky’s 1933 play, a panel discussion on Art and Revolution, keynote Address by Mark Steinberg. Opening reception, and a piano concert. Free and open to the public. More info at middlebury.edu/Clifford/2017.

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

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

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

Exhibition opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center. Join us for light refreshments and the chance to view this installation on “The Soviet Century: 100 Years of the Russian Revolution,” with highlights from the museum's holdings of Russian art, including photographs, luxury items by the firm of Fabergé, and a recently acquired Soviet poster. Brief remarks at 6:30 p.m. In collaboration with the 2017 Clifford Symposium, which marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution. Free. More info at www.middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

VPR’s Nina Keck discusses the Syrian Refugee crisis Bristol. Friday, Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St. Hosted by the One World Library Project, Keck will share photos and talks about her recent reporting trip to Jordan, one of the countries most impacted by the crisis. Free and open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities.

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

Stargazing open house at Middlebury College observatory. Friday, Sept. 22, 8-9:30 p.m., weather permitting. Mittleman Observatory is atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae visible through the observatory's telescopes, which range up to 24 inches. Check the website go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the observatory at 443-2266 after 6 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status. Free.

 

Saturday, Sept. 23

Hurricane relief breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Sept. 23, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy French toast with local maple syrup, breakfast casseroles, home fries, sausages, beverages, and a surprise. $8 for Adults $8/children under 12 $4/$20 for families with small children. All proceeds will benefit Hurricane Relief Efforts and the Church Restoration Fund.

WomenSafe volunteer training in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 23. The first session of WomenSafe’s fall training. Acquire the tools needed to aid WomenSafe in their work in the community. Space is limited. More info at 802-388-9180, [email protected] or womensafe.net.

Annual Silent Auction in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bristol town green. Art on Main will hold a silent auction as part of Bristol’s Harvest Fest. Stop by the booth and bid on prints, photographs, ceramics, jewelry, Vermont food products and gift certificates for local goods and services. Proceeds benefit Art on Main winter programs like the local student clay show and the Mt. Abe Emerging Artists exhibit.

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., town green. Bristol’s annual fall celebration. Crafters and other vendors, children’s venue, apple pie contests, bandstand music and more. More info at BristolHarvestFest.com.

Clifford Symposium in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Middlebury College, locations around campus. This year’s topic is “The Soviet Century: One Hundred Years of the Russian Revolution.” and aims to re-examine the global significance of this watershed moment in modern history in political, social and cultural terms. Highlights include a Keynote Address, by Minkah Makalani, panel discussions on “The Revolution Abroad” and “The Dark Side of Utopia,” and closing keynote address by Mark Harrison. Free and open to the public. More info at middlebury.edu/Clifford/2017.

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

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

Fall ham dinner in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 23, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Thomas Church, Route 7. Tickets: good will offering. Proceeds go to support outreach efforts of the parish. More info contact Barb Brown at 802-247-3194.

Chicken BBQ in New Haven. Saturday Sept. 23, 5-7:30 p.m., New Haven Firehouse, 1389 Main St. The New Haven Fire Department’s BBQ will offer half of a barbequed Misty Knoll chicken, potato salad, baked beans, chips, rolls and drinks for $12.00 per serving.

Dave Keller performs in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Keller, one of the finest soul and blues men of his generation, is a first-class singer, guitarist and songwriter who has produced three acclaimed albums. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected], or brandon-music.net.

“Caregivers” first look in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer and composer Paul Dedell present clips from Kreitzer’s documentary “Caregivers” accompanied by a live chamber ensemble. Part of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Made in Vermont Statewide Tour.” Tickets $25 adults/$10 children 6-17 at flynntix.org. or middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168. Free for children under six.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept 23, 7:30-9 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The program includes the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival collaboration between composer Paul Dedell and filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, and lighthearted works by Gluck and Britten. Tickets available through the Flynn Center for Performing Arts or the box office at the Middlebury College. More info contact Grace Spain, [email protected], 800-VSO-9293 ext. 10, or 802-864-5741 ext. 10.

“Paradise” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 and 8 p.m. Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. Olga, a Russian emigrant and member of the French Resistance, French collaborator Jules and German SS officer Helmut cross paths in 1940s wartime. Sponsored by the Holocaust Film Fund. A Hirschfield International Film Series event. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Sept. 24

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

All-you-can-eat breakfast in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 24, Start Time: 7:30-10 a.m., Masonic Lodge, 54 School St. $8/person.

13th Annual Better L8 Than Never Car Show in Bristol. Sunday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreation Field, 100 Airport Dr. Expecting more than 200 classic cars and trucks. Vendors, food, live DJ, raffle drawings, 50/50 raffle, piston toss, kids’ activities, bake sale and more. Fun for the whole family. Free for spectators. Donations accepted for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Vehicle entry fee — all makes, all models — $15 by Sept. 1, or $20 at the gate. More info at BetterL8ThanNever.com.

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurer’s Club hike in Ripton. Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m., Robert Frost Trail. A family fun time at the interpretive trail of Robert Frost’s poetry. Geared towards adventurers between four and eight, but all are welcome. Outings are tailored to individual participants. More info contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Chicken pie dinner in West Addison. Sunday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. West Addison Community House. Adults $10, ages 6-10 $5, age 5 and younger Free. Sponsored by the U.M.W. of the United Methodist Church of West Addison.

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

“Peter Pan” in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Enjoy the live stream of the National Theater’s production of J. M. Barry’s beloved play direct from London. Tickets, adults $17/Students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Rotary Fall Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2-6 p.m., in tents behind Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts. This event will feature music by the Horse Traders, contra dancing with Red Dog Riley, a beer and wine tent plus more than 20 food and craft vendors. Admission to this family-friendly event with activities for all ages will be $10 for adults and $5 for children with tickets on sale at the Middlebury Inn, Countryside Carpet and Paint and Holden Insurance. More info: middleburyrotary.org.

Zig Zag Lit Mag Launch Party in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits, 1197 Exchange St. Help this local literary magazine celebrate the publication of their third issue.

Eliza Marsh’s Book of Sentiments talk in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 U.S. Route 7. Brandon resident Eliza Marsh had an unusual hobby — she collected the autographs of leading abolitionists in the 1840s. Vermont Historian Kevin Thornton discovered her project and will share his research on her life and labor. $2 program only or free with Museum admission.

“When Ends Don’t Meet:  Poverty in Addison County” community conversation in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 24, 4-5:30 pm, The Congregational Church of Middlebury. Join Jean Montross of HOPE, Doug Sinclair of the Charter House Coalition, Tiffany Sargent of Middlebury College’s Privilege & Poverty Academic Initiative, and Donna Bailey of the Addison County Parent/Child Center, for a frank discussion about poverty in our midst, and how our community can start to address it.

Lake and Land dinner in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m., Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Rd. A culinary celebration of Vermont’s local foods — highlighting Lake Champlain fish in a family-style dinner. Appetizers created by guest chefs and a cruise on the Escape also included. Tickets $55 general public/$45 Vermont Fresh Network/Lake Champlain International members/$30 children 12 and under. More info contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Annual Jamaican Hymn Sing in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. The Jamaicans who come to work in local apple orchards each fall come together with rousing song. All are invited, and a free will offering will support mission work in Jamaica. Refreshments served.

 

Monday, Sept. 25

Sun Style Tai Chi classes in Vergennes. Monday, Sept. 25, 9-11:15 a.m., St Peter’s Parish Hall. Free. Intermediate, 9 – 10 a.m., through Monday, Dec. 11. Beginner, 10:15-11:15 a.m., through Monday, Oct. 30. More info contact Lee Francis 802-877-2464 or [email protected].

“Nelson Mandela”: State Song Patronage and Censorship in Tanzania in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m., Conference Room, Robert A. Jones '59 House, Middlebury College. Frank Gunderson, associate professor of ethnomusicology at Florida State University, discusses how Radio Tanzania invested in song composition and censorship from 1973–1993. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Addison County Democratic Committee meeting in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Topics for discussion include planning for the Health Care Forum on Sept. 28 and finalizing the slate of officers for 2017-2019. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Reading the Night Sky presentation in Salisbury. Monday, Sept. 25, 7:30-9 p.m., Turner Residence, 662 Leland Rd. Join retired Middlebury College physicist Crispin Butler in finding and discussing stars, constellations, and planets and look for the International Space Station. Attendees can bring binoculars, telescopes, star charts, smart phones, or a dim flashlight, though they are not needed. A blanket and/or a jacket may be needed. Free and open to the public. Call 802-352-4442 on the eve of the event for status.

 

Tuesday, Sept, 26

Sounding Out the “Afropolitan” lecture in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. Room 221, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Ethnomusicologist Frank Gunderson of Florida State University explores the connections between Tanzanian singer and band leader Muhidin Gurumo’s 1973 musiki wa dansi dance genre piece Nimwokoe Nani? (Whom Should I Rescue?) and Trinidadian Lord Kitchener’s 1950s calypso song “Wife and Mother.” Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Dafra Kura Band in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. Hailing from Burkina Faso, the Dafra Kura Band fuses the high energy of the griot ancestral tradition and the contemporary sounds of modern African cities sourced from Manding tradition, nomad desert blues, and Afrobeat. Tickets: $10 General public/$10 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students (See related event September 29). On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Storymatters in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Vermont Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. A local story-sharing gathering. Drawing on the image of fire, the night’s theme will be “Sparks, flames, embers – cope and hope: tales from our lives.” Come listen and share.

“What can feminism speak to?” — A feminist dialogue in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center. Writer Katha Pollitt and scholar Janell Hobson discuss what feminism can, and cannot, speak to, and how it has turned out to be an extremely powerful political force. Free and open to the public.

Japanese film “Silver Spoon” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center Middlebury College. This award-winning film portrays the struggles of an urban Japanese high school student who enrolls in an agricultural high school in Hokkaido. Sponsored by the 13th Japan Foundation Film Series and the Japanese Studies Department. Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

“How to publish your book – let me count the ways” in Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 28, 3-5 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. “Vermont Wild” author Megan Price will lead this workshop about getting your work published. Free. Registration required. Limit 20. More info contact Muir Haman at 802-877-221 or [email protected].

Opening reception and gallery talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5-7 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. A public event to celebrate Ethan Hubbard’s exhibit “Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters.” Complementary, locally sourced food and drink, including beer, wine, craft cheeses, produce, and more will be served. A Q&A session with the artist will begin at 6 p.m.

Evolving health care in Addison County forum in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Hosted by Addison County Democrats, speakers include Senator Claire Ayer, Porter CEO Fred Kniffin, Dr. Deb Richter, Universal Primary Care advocate, and Dan Barlow of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Light snacks at 6:30.

 

Friday, Sept. 29

An introduction to “Land and Lens” in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 29, 12:30 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center for the Arts. Curator Kristen Hoving will lead an informal walk through the new photography exhibit at the museum. Free. museum.middlebury.edu or 802-443-2291.

Italian Spaghetti Dinner in Bristol. Friday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., St Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. “Knights in Italy,” hosted by the St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus to raise funds for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverages and dessert. Adults $10/$5 for children 12 and under/$25 for family.

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The transnational performance group, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, draws from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics. BTDP presents Declassified Memory Fragment, a dance theatre work with live music, inspired by memory, history, and images of the political and cultural realities currently affecting the continent of Africa. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students (See related event September 26.) On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. www.middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

Ladies car rally in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., beginning on the city green. Spiffy vintage cars drive around the Champlain Valley to raise money for the Vergennes Opera house.

Annual book, baked goods and pumpkin sale in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Orwell Free Library, Main Street. Delicious baked goods, a great selection of used books and pumpkins will be for sale to benefit the Orwell Free Library.

Benefit road race in Sudbury. Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:45 a.m., Sudbury Country School, 31 Schoolhouse Rd. The Sudbury Road Race is a 5K & Fun Run on to raise funds for Whiting and Sudbury Learning Academy students. Early bird registration through Sept. 23. Adults $16/18 & under $9. After Sept. 23, adults $20/18 & under, $10. Register in person or by mail at: Sudbury Country School attn: road race. 31 Schoolhouse Rd. Sudbury, VT 05733. Everyone is welcome. More info contact Shirley and Don Evans at 518 643-2414 or runforjon.com.

Paint-N-Sip Fundraiser in Brandon. Saturday Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m., Neshobe Golf Club, 224 Town Farm Rd. Raise funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Registration includes snacks and all painting materials for 11 x 14 canvas. $40 advance/ $45 at the door. For more info at 802-349-9315 or facebook.com/paintwithjackie/.

“Eat on the Green” in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 30, 3-8 p.m., city green. Sample a variety of dishes served up by Vergennes-area eateries while listening to music performed by three local bands. Craft crews for adults, kids activities, including face painting, plinko, and hula hoop contests with prizes. Free entry, with food and beverage tickets — 1 for $1, 12 for $10.

“Fatima” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 30, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. A Moroccan-born single mother living in France works as a maid to provide for her daughters: 18-year old Nesrine, who is just beginning medical school, and 15-year old Souad, who is struggling with her teenage years. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Shakespearean art songs in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept 30, 3-4 p.m., Chateau Grand Salon, 139 Chateau Rd. Middlebury College. Middlebury College Departments of English and American Literature and Music present songs by Schubert, Quilter, Finzi, Stanford, Coleridge-Taylor, and the anonymous balladeers of Elizabethan England. Jack DesBois, bass, and Mal Chase, piano. Free and open to the public.

Hurricane relief dinner in Bristol. Friday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish Hall, 11 School St. “Knights in Italy” spaghetti dinner hosted by St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with sauce (with or without meat), garlic bread, salad, beverages, and dessert. All proceeds will go to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. $10 for adults/$5 for children 12 and under/ $25 for a family. Handicapped accessible.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center The socializing begins with a sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. A great way to keep in touch with your neighbors and support the Grange. All are welcome.

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

Adam Karch plays in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Guitarist Karch, of Montréal, plays a hybrid acoustic blues that consists of precise fingerpicking and an innovative percussive technique. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected], or brandon-music.net.

Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The transnational performance group, based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, draws from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics. BTDP presents Declassified Memory Fragment, a dance theatre work with live music, inspired by memory, history, and images of the political and cultural realities currently affecting the continent of Africa. Tickets: $22 General public/$16 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students (See related event September 26.) On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. www.middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

Ethiopian Boogie benefit in Lincoln. Saturday, Sept. 30, 7-10:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 East River St. The Willowell Foundation presents the New Nile Orchestra, “New England’s Finest Ethiopian Funk,” who will be playing to benefit One Love AIDS HIV Awareness Theater, a theater troupe in Hawassa, Ethiopia that performs shows about AIDS and gender equality in rural towns in Southern Ethiopia. Ethiopian food and crafts will be available. Tickets $10/ kids under 12 free, Food: $10/kids $5. Available at the door. More info at willowell.org, [email protected] or 802-453-6195.

 

Sunday, Oct. 1

Green Mountain Club Mt. Philo hike in Charlotte. Sunday, Oct. 1, Mt. Philo State Park. An easy/moderate two-mile hike with an elevation gain of 636 feet with breathtaking views of the Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking and bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if used. This is a dog friendly event. Contact Ralph Burt at 802-355-4415 or at [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Brandon. Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-5 p.m., American Legion, Route 7.All fiddlers welcome. Refreshments available. Donations accepted.

HarvestFest in Brandon. Sunday, Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m., Estabrook Park. Come make harvest people — stick figures, scarecrows, leaf people, etc. You can even take one home for free. Hay rides, food, pumpkins. Family fun, kids and adult activities. Music. More info at 802-247-6401 or 802-247-3635, ext. 213.

“I Rise” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-3 p.m. Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. A fund- and awareness-raising event for WomenSafe, “I Rise” is a multi-layered program of literary and performance art inspired by, and in service to people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. The performance promotes advocacy through dance, short plays, and readings. Tickets in advance $10/$15 at the door.

50th Anniversary concert by Emory Fanning in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College. Professor Emeritus of Music Emory Fanning plays a concert on the magnificent Gress-Miles organ in Mead Chapel to celebrate his 50 years at Middlebury College. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Chicken and biscuit dinner in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 North Pleasant St., and very Sunday following through Nov. 5.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Artist Brian Novatny in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 12:15 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Cameron Visiting Artist Novatny is an innovative artist, equally at home with painting and drawing, with a remarkable approach to mark-making, line, and materiality. His work has been exhibited across the country. Free. He will be leading a four-day intensive drawing workshop Oct. 2-5 for on- and off-campus participants. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“VT Wildlife Biologist in Alaska — A First-Hand Account” in Orwell. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library, Main Street. Carol Shaw will present her experience while visiting Cape Krusenstern National Monument in Alaska, where she worked along side the Wildlife Conservation Society on their Lagoon Monitoring Project and began field research to discover local the Muskox herd integrity.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Toulouse Lautrec biography on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., Town Hall Theater. Great Art Wednesdays, Town Hall Theater’s art film series, returns with the biography of Toulouse-Lautrec by Waldemar Januszczak Tickets are $13/$8 students, which includes $1 preservation fee. Tickets may be purchased at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, at the THT box office, or at the door Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. or one hour before show time.

Manhattan Short Film Festival on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Ten finalist films from the festival will screen simultaneously around the world and viewers will vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Films hail from nine countries. Tickets $10.

“Willa Cather’s Prairie Landscapes” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct 4, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. European immigrant farmers fail as often as they succeed in Willa Cather’s novels. Amherst College professor Michele Barale examines the relation between Cather’s art and her very tangible earth.

Japanese film “Akanezora” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center. Based on Yamamoto Ichikiri’s award-winning novel, set in Edo in the mid-18th century, the film tells the story of a couple whose successful tofu shop is threatened by family problems. Sponsored by the 13th Japan Foundation Film Series and the Japanese Studies Department. Free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, Oct. 5

Green Mountain Club Snake Mountain hike in Addison. Thursday, Oct. 5, Snake Mtn. An easy/moderate two-mile hike with a gradual ascent of 980 feet. The summit offers great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Appropriate clothing, water, hiking poles and lunch or snack. This is a dog friendly hike. More info contact Mike Greenwood at [email protected] or 802-349-5653. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Early childhood community forum in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kirk Alumni Center, 217 Golf Course Rd. Presented by Addison County Building Bright Futures, participants will focus on the capacity crisis in Addison County, and why it matters to our schools, businesses, and community. Free. RSVP required. Call 802-249-1518 for more info.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Actor MacArthur Stine will open the never-seen sealed script of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit in front of a live audience and perform it as he reads it.

Hunter access seminar for Vermont landowners in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Co-hosted by the nonprofit Vermont Coverts, Vermont Fish & Wildlife department staff will: introduce you to who hunters are and what hunting is and is not; review landowner rights and the laws and regulations that govern hunting; and provide a forum to discuss concerns about hunters or hunting on your property. Pre-registration not required. More info contact Chris Saunders at [email protected] or  802-343-5487.

Twist O’Wool Spinning Guild meeting in Middlebury. Thursday Oct. 5, 7 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. A show and tell followed by a general meeting, and spin/knit-in. All are welcome. More info at 802-453-5960.

 

Friday, Oct. 6

Ladies Aid rummage sale in Lincoln. Friday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 East River Rd. More info at 802-453-5995.

Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 6, noon, First Baptist, 10 Park St. Chicken and biscuits, cranberry sauce, peas and carrots and brownie a la mode. Suggested donation is $4. Call Nancy at 453-5276 to be on the list. Come early and enjoy talking with friends and meet new ones.

Artists’ reception in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m., ARTSight Gallery, 6 South St. “The Art of Word” features mixed media, collage, installation and paintings by Lily Hinrichsen, Karla Van Vliet, Rachel Baird, Basha Miles, Annie Perkins and Reagh Greenleaf Jr. Show runs Sept. 1-Dec. 31. More info at [email protected] or [email protected].

Stargazing open house at Middlebury College observatory. Friday, Oct. 6, 8-9:30 p.m., weather permitting. Mittleman Observatory is atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae visible through the observatory's telescopes, which range up to 24 inches. Check the website go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the observatory at 443-2266 after 6 p.m. on the evening of the event for weather status. Free.

“Behind the Punch line: an Evening of Comedic Storytelling” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 6, 8-9:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Come hear seven storytellers tell first-person, true comedic stories without notes. If you would like to tell a story contact Michael Kingsbury at 802-459-2145 or [email protected]. Space closes quickly.

 

 

Saturday, Oct. 7

Ladies Aid rummage sale in Lincoln. Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-noon., Burnham Hall, 52 East River Rd. Saturday is $2/bag day. More info at 802-453-5995.

16th annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison. Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Dead Creek Management Area, 966 VT Route 17. Celebrate Vt. Fish & Wildlife’s Dead Creek area with presentations and nature walks and family activities and explore the new visitor’s center. More info at 802-828-1000.

“Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Facility, 154 Creek Rd. A two-day quilt show to raise funds for the “Everybody Wins!” reading mentor program and the Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild. Featuring 100 quilts, vendor booths, raffle baskets, ornaments and other handmade items. Lunch available for purchase. Tickets $5, available at the door. Lunch available for purchase. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com.

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

MET Live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Live screening on the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Bellini’s “Norma.” A free talk about the opera at 12:15 p.m. in the Jackson Gallery precedes the show. Tickets, adults $24/Students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“A Quiet Passion” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 7, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. Cynthia Nixon plays 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson in Terence Davies’ biopic. Free. middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Madaila on the Mountain in Hancock. Saturday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Middlebury College Snow Bowl. A fundraiser and celebration of United Way’s 50 years in Addison County, featuring Vermont’s acclaimed pop band Madaila, celebrated local youth bands, food trucks, fall foliage chair lift rides, wine and craft beer courtesy of Two Brothers Tavern, kids activities and many other surprises for all ages. General Admission $15 in advance/$18 at the door; students $12 in advance/$15/at the door; kids under 12 free. All proceeds benefit United Way of Addison County. More info at rockthesnowbowl.com or the Middlebury College Box Office.

Pre-performance Dinner in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m. Lower Lobby, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Join fellow Danish String Quartet concertgoers for a delicious, seasonal meal. Catered buffet dinner, seated family style. Meal tickets: $35; cash bar. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

Downtown Bob Stannard on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Stannard and his band Those Dangerous Bluesman will rock the house.

Durham County Poets on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. A lively group from Quebec playing soulful folk/roots with hints of blues and jazz. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

Joe K. Walsh Band on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rt. 125. Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation,” Walsh will appear with an all-star band featuring Avril Smith on guitar, Brittany Karlson, bass, and John Mailander on fiddle. 7:30 p.m. open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic sign-up and info at 802-388-9782 or rcch.org.

Danish String Quartet performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The Middlebury debut program includes Bartók’s first quartet, Beethoven’s first Razumovsky quartet, and arrangements of traditional Nordic folk tunes Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Oct. 8

“Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey” in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Middlebury Recreation Facility, 154 Creek Rd. A two-day quilt show to raise funds for the “Everybody Wins!” reading mentor program and the Milk and Honey Quilters’ Guild. Featuring 100 quilts, vendor booths, raffle baskets, ornaments and other handmade items. Lunch available for purchase. Tickets $5, available at the door. Lunch available for purchase. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com.

Have your tintype picture taken in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 U.S. Route 7. Photographer and tintype expert Jeff Howlett will be offering his services and showing folks how tintypes are made. Tintypes were the most popular form of photography from the 1860s to 1890s, and now you can have one too. Howlett will be making tintypes for $50 each throughout the day.

30th Annual Ripton Ridge Run in Ripton. Sunday, Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m., Ripton Elementary School, 753 Lincoln Rd.This benefit for the Friends of Ripton School includes 10k and 5k footraces and a 5k fun walk, all on scenic country roads. T-shirts to the first 175 paid registrants. Prizes, lunch and raffle. Race-day registration from 11- a.m.-noon. More info at 802-388-2208 or riptonridgerun.org.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Financial aid workshop in Bristol. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Abraham Union High School. Offered by VSAC, this free workshop is designed to help families fill out the FAFSA and Vermont grant applications, ask questions, and learn about the college financial aid process. Internet access available and space is limited. Register at fsaid.ed.gov.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Computer scam presentation in Vergennes. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Otter Creek Room, Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Addison County Retired Teachers hosts a presentation “Frauds, Scams, and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You,” Presented by Elliott Greenblott, Vermont Coordinator AARP Fraud Watch Network.

Barney Frank and John Sununu debate in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, Middlebury College. The Common Ground Committee, an organization devoted to engaging in civil discussion and constructive debate in order to move issues forward, presents The Honorable Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) and former Governor (R-NH) and White House Chief of Staff for George H.W. Bush, John Sununu, who will discuss the government’s role in creating economic opportunity.

Financial aid workshop in Brandon. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Otter Valley Union High School. Offered by VSAC, this free workshop is designed to help families fill out the FAFSA and Vermont grant applications, ask questions, and learn about the college financial aid process. Internet access available and space is limited. Register at fsaid.ed.gov.

Robert Madrygin in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. This Vermont author will read from and discuss his novel, “The Solace of Trees.”

Book club meeting in Bridport. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department, Crown Point Road at Short Street. Meet to discuss “The Night Manager,” by John le Carré. All interested readers welcome. More info at 802-758-2858.

 

Thursday, Oct. 12

Rural economy meeting in Salisbury. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2-4 p.m., Salisbury Town Office, 25 Schoolhouse Rd. A hearing for the public to give recommendations for improving Vermont’s rural economy. Specifically, the Committee on Agriculture requests suggested ways or actions to encourage the growth or increased productivity of Vermont’s farming industry, forest product industry and rural businesses.

“Seeing the World, as the First Step Toward Saving It” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben discusses recent ways of seeing provided by today’s satellites and scientific instruments. In conjunction with the Museum exhibit Land and Lens. Free. museum.middlebury.edu or 802-443-2291.

Financial aid workshop in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., Vergennes Union High School. Offered by VSAC, this free workshop is designed to help families fill out the FAFSA and Vermont grant applications, ask questions, and learn about the college financial aid process. Internet access available and space is limited. Register at fsaid.ed.gov.

“L’Elisir D’Amore” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents Donazetti’s romantic comedy about a love-sick waiter who tries to win the love a beautiful woman. Pre-performance talk at the Middlebury United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Prosecco reception with the cast. Tickets Rows B-C $45/Rows D-M $50/Balcony $60, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Friday, Oct. 13

Green Mountain Club Watershed Center hike in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 13, Watershed parking area. Moderate four-mile hike on the Middle Forest Trail with possible extensions on side trails if group is interested. Wear appropriate clothing. Bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802.388.5407. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

“A New Acquisition after Titian” in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. In the 1660s, David Teniers the Younger compiled the first-ever visual inventory of an art collection, creating 243 small-scale copies of paintings owned by Archduke Wilhelm Leopold of Austria. Pieter Broucke discusses one such work, recently donated to the museum, depicting Titian’s early masterwork “Rest on the Flight to Egypt.” Free. museum.middlebury.edu or 802-443-2291.

Art opening reception in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 13, 5-7 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. Reception for the show “Bringing the Outside In” with terrariums made Susan Goldstein, photos by Krista Cheney and collages by Aurora Davidson. Show runs through Nov. 12.

“L’Elisir D’Amore” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents Donazetti’s romantic comedy about a love-sick waiter who tries to win the love a beautiful woman. Pre-performance talk at the Middlebury United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Tickets Rows B-C $45/Rows D-M $50/Balcony $60, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Soovin Kim, violin, performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Kim celebrates the release of his new solo Bach CD by performing Bach’s six sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Oct. 14

Fall Open Studio Weekend Statewide. Saturday, Oct 14, locations around Addison County.

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 14, 8-10 a.m. Otter View Park, 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. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders are welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. More info at 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

Green Mountain Club Long Trail work day in Ripton. Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m., Contact trail manager David Morrissey at [email protected] or 802-352-1060 to confirm participation and allow planning for an adequate number of tools and hard hats. Bring water and snacks/lunch. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 15.

Fall Foliage Walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 14, 9-10:30 a.m., behind Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Middlebury College Landscape Join Horticulturist Tim Parsons on a walk along the TAM trail bordering the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and learn why Vermont’s fall foliage is so spectacular. More info at [email protected].

“L’Elisir D’Amore” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents Donazetti’s romantic comedy about a love-sick waiter who tries to win the love a beautiful woman. Pre-performance talk at the Middlebury United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Tickets Rows B-C $45/Rows D-M $50/Balcony $60, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“The Salesman” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. While rehearsing a production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” a couple must evacuate their home. After moving, the wife is attacked, leaving her husband determined to find the attacker despite his wife’s objections. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

Cocoon story-telling in Middlebury. Saturday, October 14, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon the Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. A reception with the storytellers follows. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Oct. 15

Fall Open Studio Weekend Statewide. Sunday, Oct 15, locations around Addison County.

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

 

Monday, Oct. 16

Musical Witness and Holocaust Representation in Middlebury. Monday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Amy Wlodarski, associate professor of music at Dickinson College, discusses the film score for Alain Resnais’s Holocaust documentary Nuit et Brouillard/Night and Fog (1955), with particular attention to how it illustrates the broader postwar phenomenon of secondary Holocaust witness. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

Musical humorist portrayal in Monkton. Monday, October 16, 7 p.m., Monkton Fire Station, 3747 State’s Prison Hollow Rd. Noted fiddler Adam Boyce will be portraying Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont musical humorist, near the end of his career in a Vermont Humanities Council More info contact the Monkton Museum and Historical Society at [email protected] or 802-482-2277.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Let’s Grow Vermont tour in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Middlebury Town Hall, 77 Main St. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce invites you to join your neighbors and friends to focus on the challenges faced by Vermont’s shrinking workforce and build an agenda for economic growth. Free and open to the public. More info and registration at addisoncountyedc.org/services/events/lets-grow-vermont-tour.

“Visualizing Renewable Energy” talk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., Room 221, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Photographer Jamey Stillings has been photographing the earth for several decades with a particular interest in conservation and renewable energy. In conjunction with the Museum exhibit Land and Lens. Free. museum.middlebury.edu or 802-443-2291.

“The Sacred and the Secular” talk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Room 304, Johnson Memorial Building, Middlebury College. Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars, typologies, and the contradictions of place. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Tobacco Cessation workshop in Bristol. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30-6 p.m., Mountain Health Center, 74 Munsill Ave. The first session of a free four-week group workshop to get you the support you need to quit and stay quit. Workshop continues on Wednesdays through Nov. 8. Pre-registration required. More info contact Susan Bruce at 802-382-3406 or [email protected].

 

Thursday, Oct. 19

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

“The Metromaniacs” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Middlebury Actors’ Workshop adapts Piron’s 1738 French farce filled with mistaken identity, misplaced ardor and the fight for true love. Tickets, adults $22/Students $12, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Friday, Oct. 20

Written Word Out Loud in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. A poetic exploration of New Hampshire’s waterways by William O’Daly, poet and translator of eight books of the poetry of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda and JS Graustein, biologist and editor in Chief of the Folded Word press. More info at 802-453-4032.

“The Metromaniacs” on stage in Middlebury. Friday. Oct. 20. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Middlebury Actors’ Workshop adapts Piron’s 1738 French farce filled with mistaken identity, misplaced ardor and the fight for true love. Tickets, adults $22/Students $12, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Saturday, Oct. 21

Green Mountain Club Taconic Mountain Ramble hike in Hubbardton. Saturday, Oct. 21, Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park. Experience Vermont’s newest state park, still under development. A two- to four-mile hike with some ascents. A choice of trails, many of them steep, rocky and moderately challenging, available to choose from. Meditative time included at the Japanese water and rock garden within the park. For more information contact Susan Jefts at [email protected], 518-232-6776 or Wendy Warren at [email protected], 609-751-7633. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Craft fair & raffle in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St Peter’s Parish hall, 85 South Maple St.Bake sale and luncheon included. To benefit the St. Peter’s Cemetery Association.

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

“The Metromaniacs” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Middlebury Actors’ Workshop adapts Piron’s 1738 French farce filled with mistaken identity, misplaced ardor and the fight for true love. Tickets, adults $22/Students $12, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Samuel Beckett’s “Molloy” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare Ireland portrays Molloy’s quest to find his aged mother, interrupted by police, a dog, the dog’s owner, and his own thoughts. Directed by Judy Hegarty. Alcohol, coffee and other beverages available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12.

 

Sunday, Oct. 22

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurer’s hike in Addison. Sunday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m., Snake Mountain trailhead. A family fun time hiking Snake Mountain. Geared towards adventurers ages of four to eight, but all are welcome. Outings are tailored to individual participants. More info contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

“The Metromaniacs” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday. Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Middlebury Actors’ Workshop adapts Piron’s 1738 French farce filled with mistaken identity, misplaced ardor and the fight for true love. Tickets, adults $22/Students $12, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Samuel Beckett’s “Malone Dies” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Conor Lovett of Gare St Lazare Ireland portrays Malone, bedridden and close to death. An exploration of the fragility of memory and the power of stories as a means of escape. Directed by Judy Hegarty. Alcohol, coffee and other beverages available at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Financial aid workshop in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Middlebury High School. Offered by VSAC, this free workshop is designed to help families fill out the FAFSA and Vermont grant applications, ask questions, and learn about the college financial aid process. Internet access available and space is limited. Register at fsaid.ed.gov.

 

Thursday, Oct. 26

“Glengarry Glen Ross” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Come see David Mamet’s dark comedy focusing on five desperate, funny, conniving real estate salespeople who must make a sales quota or risk losing their jobs. Directed by Richard Romagnoli. For mature audiences. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 9. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Oct. 27

A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffett ’67 and Lucinda Herrick in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Join Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and exhibition curator Carrie Anderson and some of the students who participated with her in the January term project leading to the exhibition. Free. museum.middlebury.edu or 802-443-2291

Children’s Halloween party in Bristol. Friday, Oct 27, 4:30-6 p.m., Holley Hall. Bring your ghosties and ghoulies for games, music, food and face painting. Dux the Balloon Guy will be there. Goodie bags and costume parade will wrap up the event. Free.

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

“Glengarry Glen Ross” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Come see David Mamet’s dark comedy focusing on five desperate, funny, conniving real estate salespeople who must make a sales quota or risk losing their jobs. Directed by Richard Romagnoli. For mature audiences. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 9. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

Heath Quartet performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The Heath Quartet performs a rich, mixed repertoire program including works by Haydn, Tippett, Bach, and Mendelssohn. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, 7:00 p.m., Room 221. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 General public/$22 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, October 28

Green Mountain Club Snake Mountain hike in Addison. Saturday, Oct. 28, Snake Mountain trailhead. A moderate 3.5-mile hike with a gradual ascent of 980 feet. Great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. A family-friendly and dog-friendly hike. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. More info contact David Andrews, [email protected] or 802-388-4894, or Mike Greenwood [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Living with chronic pain workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct 28, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Terrace. The first session of a free six-week workshop focused on those who suffer from chronic pain, to understand the characteristics of chronic pain and to assist with pain management. Workshop continues on Saturdays through Dec. 9. No class Nov. 25. Pre-registration required. More info contact Susan Bruce at 802-382-3406 or [email protected].

 “Glengarry Glen Ross” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Come see David Mamet’s dark comedy focusing on five desperate, funny, conniving real estate salespeople who must make a sales quota or risk losing their jobs. Directed by Richard Romagnoli. For mature audiences. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 9. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

“Paterson” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct 28, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. An intimate look at a week in the life of a bus driver and aspiring poet in urban New Jersey. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

Gang of Thieves on stage in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come see this Burlington-based band.

 

Sunday, Oct. 29

Spooktacular in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 29, 1-3 p.m., location TBA. Bring your hobgoblins, grumpkins and snarks out for an afternoon of Halloween fun. Music, games, and a costume trick or treat parade down Main Street.

Community Harvest Supper in Vergennes. Sunday, Oct. 29, sittings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Roast turkey and all the fixings. Adults/$10. children 6-12/$5, children under 5 free. Tickets available at St. Peter’s Parish Office and Jackman Fuels in Vergennes or call 802-877-2367.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Trick and trunk gathering in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 31, Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 North Pleasant St.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

“Considering all Things …” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov 1, 7 p.m., McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. NPR’s Robert Siegel reflects on his thirty years as co-host of the daily news program All Things Considered and the journalistic changes he has seen along the way.

 

Thursday, Nov. 2

“The Crucible” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Arthur Miller’s McCarthy-era play set during the Salem witch trials. Directed by Chris Ross.

 

Friday, Nov. 3

“Ancient Egypt at Middlebury College: Art, Religion, Reception” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 3, 12:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Professors Shalom Goldman and Pieter Broucke and Director and Curator Rebekah Irwin (Special Collections & Archives) present the College’s richness of resources pertaining to Ancient Egyptian culture. Free. museum.middlebury.edu or 802-443-2291.

“The Crucible” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Arthur Miller’s McCarthy-era play set during the Salem witch trials. Directed by Chris Ross.

The King’s Singers perform in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Mead Memorial Chapel, Middlebury College. The renowned a cappella ensemble returns to Middlebury to celebrate its 50th anniversary season, presenting a program surveying five decades of King’s Singers repertoire, plus new works commissioned for this anniversary year. Tickets: $30 General public/$25 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students. On sale to PASS Members 9/6, ID holders 9/11, general public 9/14. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

Green Mountain Club Mt Philo hike in Charlotte. Saturday, Nov. 4, Mt. Philo State Park. An easy/moderate two-mile hike and with an elevation gain of 636 feet with breathtaking views of the Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking and bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if used. This is a dog friendly event. More info contact Ralph Burt at 802.355.4415 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Try Hockey for Free in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 4, Memorial Sports Center, 296 Buttolph Dr. Hosted by the Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association, Try Hockey for Free is designed to provide kids between the ages of four and nine with a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. MAHA coaches will be on the ice to assist the children in learning the basics. Youngsters do not need any previous skating or hockey experience. A second session will be held in march. More info at www.middhockey.com or [email protected].

St. Peter’s Penny Fair in Vergennes. Saturday. Nov. 4, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Come for a fun-filled day. Chance to win a variety of great prizes for pennies a chance. Drawings begin at 6:30 p.m.

“The Crucible” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Arthur Miller’s McCarthy-era play set during the Salem witch trials. Directed by Chris Ross.

Hollar General on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rt. 125. 7Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic sign-up and info at 802-388-9782 or rcch.org.

“Toni Erdmann” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 4, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. Young workaholic Inès confronts a work-family conflict as her jokester father, Winfried, poses as her CEO’s life coach. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Nov. 5

“The Crucible” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Arthur Miller’s McCarthy-era play set during the Salem witch trials. Directed by Chris Ross.

“The Nether” staged reading in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. The Middlebury Actors Workshop presents this work by young playwright Jennifer Haley about a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. (Content warning, not appropriate for children under 16).

Chicken and biscuit dinner in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 North Pleasant St.

 

Thursday, Nov. 9

Otter Creek Audubon Society annual dinner and meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:30-8:45 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Speaker Michael Winslow will highlight the health of Lake Champlain in his presentation “Lake Champlain: How We Got Here”. Reservations needed for dinner at 6 p.m. No fee for talk at 7:15. More info contact Sue Rasmussen, 802-897-5411.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Edward Albee’s landmark play live from the Harold Pinter Theater in London.

 

Friday, Nov. 10

Green Mountain Club day trip to Bolton, GMC Headquarters & hike Stowe Pinnacle. Friday, Nov. 10. Carpool from Middlebury to the Winooski LT Footbridge in Bolton, then drive Stowe to hike the Stowe Pinnacle trail. Moderate 2.8 miles, 1520’ elevation gain. Views of the Worcester Range, the Green Mountains and Waterbury Reservoir. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. Day trip will include a stop at GMC Headquarters in Waterbury Center. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Chuck Miller and Friends in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Middlebury favorite Chuck Miller brings his friends together for an evening of music.

NER Out Loud in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 11

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 11, 8-10 a.m. Otter View Park, 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. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders are welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. More info at 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

Vendor Fair in Bristol. Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holley Hall. A new event sponsored by the Bristol Rec. Department. More info at 802-453-5885 or bristolrec.org.

“Julieta” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 11, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. Julieta discovers that her long-lost daughter has returned to Madrid, forcing her to reflect on her checkered past. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., Lower Lobby and Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The annual Museum Friends event to determine what addition it will make to the museum collection. Members only, RSVP required. Membership info: 802-443-2309 or museum.middlebury.edu.

Turkey Supper in Orwell. Saturday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., Orwell Town Hall. Hosted by the First Congregational Church of Orwell.

 

Sunday, Nov. 12

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

Howard University Gospel Choir in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Come hear this legendary gospel choir, with over four decades committed to excellence in music ministry.

Diana Fanning, piano, performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Affiliate artist Fanning performs a program of piano music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Villa-Lobos. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Recital by Piano Students of Diana Fanning in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Student performers present an interesting and varied selection of piano works in this popular event. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Pre-concert lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Room 221, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Members of the Performing Arts Series Society (PASS) are invited to a talk by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin about the works to be performed by the Modigliani String Quartet. A members-only event; membership information: 802-443-PASS (7277) or go.middlebury.edu/pass.

“Follies” live-streamed in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Sondheim’s musical about a reunion of Follies girls just prior to their theater’s demolition will stream live from London’s National Theater. Tickets, adults $17/Students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

Modigliani String Quartet performs in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. The quartet plays works by Mozart and Debussy, plus Dvo?ák’s “American” quartet. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

Dance Alumni Showing in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Recent alumni return to provide an update on their careers in dance and to perform excerpts from their latest creative work. Tickets: $15 General public/$12 Midd ID holders/$6 Midd students; on sale October 30. middlebury.edu/arts/boxoffice or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Nov. 17

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

 

Saturday, Nov 18

“The Exterminating Angel” in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater. A live stream of the MET’s American Premier of Thomas Adé’s opera , a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. A free talk at 12:15 in the Jackson Gallery precedes the show. Tickets, adults $24/Students $10, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

“I Am Not Your Negro” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 and 8 p.m., Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium, Middlebury College. Based on an unfinished book by James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this documentary chronicles the history of activism during the civil rights movement. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. An annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Nov. 19

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurer’s hike in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m., solar field, Middlebury College, Route 125. A family fun time hiking a portion of the TAM. Geared towards adventurers between the ages of four and eight, but all are welcome. Outings are tailored to individual participants. More info contact YAC Leader Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. An annual concert celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. The program includes settings of psalms alongside uplifting and celebratory songs by classical and contemporary composers. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. middlebury.edu/art or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 25

Green Mountain Club Silver Lake hike Salisbury. Saturday, Nov. 25. A moderate hike of 5.2 miles with a gradual ascent of 793 feet. This is a family friendly and dog friendly hike. Wear appropriate clothing. Bring water, a snack and hiking poles if desired. Contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 or Mike Greenwood at [email protected]. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Friday, Dec. 1

George Winston performs in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 1, Town Hall Theater. An evening of acoustic piano music from the well-known musician. Tickets $55, available at 802-382-9222, townhalltheater.org, at the box office Monday-Saturday noon-5 p.m., or at the door.

 

Saturday, Dec. 2

Holiday Stroll in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 a.m.-6-p.m., Downtown.

Daddy Long Legs on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rt. 125. Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic sign-up and info at 802-388-9782 or rcch.org.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Moonlight Madness in Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Over 20 vendors fill the upstairs and downstairs of the hall with food, drinks, holiday gifts and more.

“Physicists’ Dream of a Theory of Everything” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Dartmouth professor Marcelo Gleiser describes how physics and astronomy obtain knowledge of the natural world and how their limitations preclude us from ever getting a “final theory.

 

Friday, Dec. 8

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Bill Carmichael brings a few of his talented friends from Boston and New York to put on a show celebrating music from Broadway and more.

“How to Eat Like a Child” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 8, MUHS Auditorium.

 

Saturday, Dec. 9

“How to Eat Like a Child” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, MUHS Auditorium.

 

Sunday, Dec. 12

“How to Eat Like a Child” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 8, MUHS Auditorium.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 3

 

Saturday, Jan. 6

Night Tree on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Rt. 125. Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. Open mic sign-up and info at 802-388-9782 or rcch.org.

 

LIVE MUSIC

The Grift in Brandon. Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Stella Blue Sky in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Dave Keller Band in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music

Del Rue in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept 23, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Dafra Kura Band in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College.

Jester Jigs in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Dissipated 8 in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Will Hatch in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Hatch 31.

Adam Karch in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m. Brandon Music.

Emory Fanning in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 1, 4 p.m., Mead Chapel.

UNDUN in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 6, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Strangled Darlings in Bristol. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Hatch 31.

Downtown Bob Stannard in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Durham County Poets in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Joe K. Walsh in Ripton. Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Danish String Quarter in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Second Half in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct 7, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

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Alex Smith in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Hatch 31.

Soovin Kim in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Mike Scott in Bristol. Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Hatch 31.

Dark Star Project in Bristol. Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Hatch 31.

Heath Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

The Horsetraders Halloween party in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 28, Two Brothers Tavern.

Gang of Thieves in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

The Kings Singers in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., Mead Chapel.

Hollar General in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

Chuck Miller and Friends in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Howard University Gospel Choir in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Diana Fanning in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Student Recital in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Modigliani String Quartet in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Daddy Long Legs in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

George Winston in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 12, Town Hall Theater.

Night Tree in Ripton. Saturday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee 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 26-July 21, Central 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. Thursdays, 4-7:30 p.m., June 1 through Oct. 5, Kennedy Brothers, 11 Main St. Up to 20 vendors, live music, free parking, rain or shine. Local food, produce, eggs, cheese, baked goods. jewelry, crafts and gifts.

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

SPORTS

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

Community Rowing Club in Vergennes. Thursdays, 5:15 – 7:30 p.m. June-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].

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, Marble Works, Middlebury. Info: 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

BINGO

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

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

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

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

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Beginning Sept. 12, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writing Workshops on Vergennes. “Writing Horror: Defining Terror, Fear & the Dark Side of Imagination,” Thursdays, Sept 7-Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. “Microcosms and Magnification: The Short Story,” Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 8, 3-5 p.m. Bixby Library.

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun Style Tai Chi. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes. Intermediate, Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m., Sept. 25-Dec.11. Beginner, Tuesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Sept 25-Oct. 30.

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

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

Tai Chi Sun Style for Beginners. Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., Holley Hall, Bristol. Through Nov. 15.

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

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 in the Marble Works.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

Art on Main. 25 Main St., Bristol. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. 453-4032, [email protected] or artonmain.net.“Bringing the Outside In” Oct. 13-Nov. 12.

ARTSight Gallery, 6 South St., Bristol. “The Art of Word,” Sept. 1-Dec. 31.

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

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On Exhibit On exhibit Aug. 25 – Oct. 28: “Susan Bull Riley: Natural Affection.”

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org. “The Color of Water,” through Oct. 15.

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

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

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. Sept.: Looking In, Looking Out: Two Galleries, Six Artists.

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

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

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

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

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org. “Lois McClure” daily boarding. June 1-29.

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

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

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

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “A Story of Art: Gifts and Bequests from Charles Moffat ’67 and Lucinda Herrick.” Tuesday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Dec. 10. “Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment.” Tuesday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Dec. 10. “Portraits of Power.” Monday, Sept. 11-Monday, Sept. 18, Fridays at the museum when classes are in session, at 12:15 p.m.: casual and informative programs ranging from gallery talks to short performances. Free.

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

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

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

PhotoPlace Gallery. 3 Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday by appointment. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com.

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406.

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. Exhibit: “Foreign Language Feature: Collaborative Conceptual Works by Yinglei Zhang and Rachel Baird.”

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery, Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. “Attention to Detail: works by Gayl Braisted, Catherine M. Palmer, Mike Mayonne and Reed Prescott” Aug. 18- Oct. 1.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964. “Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters” Sept. 23-Jan. 6, 2018.

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 Group with Jay Dubberly, Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Writing Workshop with Muir Haman, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Monthly table read, last Tuesdays, 6-8 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, 3:00 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. 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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