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Monday, June 24

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, June 24, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon of a cold salad plate featuring turkey salad, fruit salad, coleslaw, and a cookie. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

American Red Cross blood drive in Brandon. Monday, June 24, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion Post 55, 55 Franklin St. The Red Cross always needs donations. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, June 24, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. A monthly complimentary luncheon to serve those who have served. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free and open to all Veterans. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Corey Gottfried in Middlebury. Monday, June 24, 2-2:45 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Guitarist and singer Corey Gottfried performs a wide variety of favorite songs, enhanced by technology that enables on-the-spot layered harmonies. Free and open to the public.

Sewing for Change Bristol meeting in Bristol. Monday, June 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Holley Ha, 1 South St. Part of the ongoing effort to decrease single use plastic bags in Bristol by providing durable, free, cloth bags to Bristol area residents. RSVP to [email protected].

Strawberry festival in Vergennes. Monday, June 24, 6-8 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Homemade strawberry shortcake and beverage, $6. The Vergennes City Band will provide entertainment. Proceeds benefit Champlain Valley Christian School. More info: Wendy at 802-759-2980.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., City Park. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and enjoy the summer evening with music.

 

Tuesday, June 25

Smart Driver class in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 25, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. A class designed to address road safety issues that come with changes that come as Vermont drivers age. Class participants are asked to bring their questions and concerns to the class. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Fully accessible. RSVP required to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

“The Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era” in Bristol. Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St. Find out what happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country. Author Rick Winston explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.

Otter Creek Wetlands Complex public conversation in Cornwall. Tuesday, June 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall. Route 30. The Cornwall Conservation Commissions invite the public to attend one of two upcoming conversations to learn about the value of the Otter Creek wetlands and its possible reclassification from a Class II to “Best of the Best” Class I wetland.

 

Wednesday, June 26

Teddy Bear Picnic in Bristol. Wednesday, June 26, noon-1 p.m., on the green. Ted E. Bear of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company is coming to Bristol for a Picnic. Bring your favorite bear and join us at the Veterans Memorial on the Town Green where Ted will lead the parade to the playground for stories, songs, and fun. Free lunches for the first 30 children.

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Certified Dementia Practitioners guide you through the challenges of compromised vision, hearing and dexterity which all affect cognition. Free, and open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Middlebury Community Players auditions in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 26, 6-9 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School, Mary Hogan Dr. Come audition for “HONK!” The classic story of the Ugly Duckling comes to life in this musical, a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. Registration at 6 p.m., auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. Auditions also held Saturday, June 29. Aspiring performers invited to audition either date. More info at [email protected].

“Return of the Jedi” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Join Ilsley Library at the Marquis for a free showing of “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” on the big screen. Come early to get a picture with the 501st Legion.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m., on the green. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment — a summer tradition that has continued since shortly after the Civil War. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

“Moby Dick” on stage in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Gare St. Lazare Ireland returns with this distillation of Herman Melville’s great American novel. Adapted by Judy Hegarty Lovett, performed by Colin Lovett and accompanied by Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Tickets $20, available at Eventbrite.com. More info at VermontCoffeeCompany.com or [email protected].

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 26, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way. Get a closer view of Jupiter, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, June 27

Strawberry Festival in Shoreham. Thursday, June 27, 5-7 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy strawberry shortcake, strawberry pies (with or without ice cream or real whipped cream), strawberry sundaes, the works, or just plain strawberries. Prices vary according to the items purchased. All servings are made to order. A limited number of whole strawberry pies available for purchase. Bring a non-perishable food or personal item for the Food Shelf.

Otter Creek Wetlands Complex public conversation in Salisbury. Thursday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, Maple St. The Salisbury Conservation Commissions invite the public to attend one of two upcoming conversations to learn about the value of the Otter Creek wetlands and its possible reclassification from a Class II to “Best of the Best” Class I wetland.

 “Moby Dick” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, June 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Gare St. Lazarre Ireland returns with this distillation of Herman Melville’s great American novel. Adapted by Judy Hegarty Lovett, performed by Colin Lovett and accompanied by Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh. Tickets $20, available at Eventbrite.com. More info at VermontCoffeeCompany.com or [email protected].

 

Friday, June 28

Informal gallery talk with photographer Jim Blair in Middlebury. Friday, June 28, 1:00 p.m., Middlebury College Museum of Art, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join Blair for a free informal talk on his exhibition, “Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair.” on display through Aug. 11.

Dr. Gavin Noble lectures in Middlebury. Friday, June 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Dr. Noble specializes in cardiovascular disease, general and consultative cardiology, and non-invasive cardiac testing. He plans to address exercise and the heart, the benefits of exercise for prevention and after diagnosis of heart disease. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Artist’s opening reception in Brandon. Friday, June 28, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. The Guild’s ne show “Art of Water” opens with a reception for the artists. The all-member, all-media show features pieces linked by the common theme of water, and includes ceramics, collage, watercolor, oil, photography, glass and more. Free and open to the public.

“Havel: the Passion of Thought” in Middlebury. Friday, June 28, 6 p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. See a workshop of this New York-bound production by Middlebury affiliated, off-Broadway theatre company PTP/NYC. The show includes plays by Vaclav Havel, Harold Pinter, and Samuel Beckett. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. This Chamber music concert kicks off the 40th Annual Summer Performance Series in Salisbury. Free-will donation.

Middlebury Chamber Music Festival open rehearsal in Middlebury. Saturday, June 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, N. Pleasant St. entrance. Middlebury Chamber Music Festival guest artists Olivia Hajioff, Marc Ramirez, Miho Weber, and Jon Weber will offer a public open rehearsal. The program will include works by Prokofiev, Ravel, Toru Takemitsu and the Beethoven. Free.

 

Saturday, June 29

Green Mountain Club bike ride in northern Addison County. Saturday, June 29. A Moderate 20-mile loop through Vergennes, Ferrisburgh and Panton, mostly flat with a few small hills. The ride will take about two hours. Rear bike light and helmet required. Bring water and snacks if desired. Contact leader Ginny Heidke at [email protected] or 802-989-7272 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Vermont Gran Fondo in Addison County. Saturday, June 29. Road cycling over Addison County mountain gaps: Appalachian, Middlebury, Lincoln. Choose from three courses. Details at vermontgranfondo.com.

Hope for TomorROW row-a-thon in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 29, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4427 Basin Harbor Rd. A row-a-thon to benefit Project HOePpnEr, a community organization that works to prevent teen suicide. More info at 802 475-2022.

Middlebury Community Players auditions in Middlebury. Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School, Mary Hogan Dr. Come audition for “HONK!” The classic story of the Ugly Duckling comes to life in this musical, a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. Registration at 9:30 a.m., auditions begin at 10 a.m. Auditions also held Wednesday, June 26. Aspiring performers invited to audition either date. More info at [email protected].

“Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth” in Middlebury. Saturday, June 29, 1p.m., Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. See a workshop of this New York-bound production by Middlebury affiliated, off-Broadway theatre company PTP/NYC. Tom Stoppard’s play features. Three schoolboys who speak only Dogg confuse a lorry driver who speaks only English. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

“After the Solstice: A Benefit for KIND” in Middlebury. Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. A marathon of rooted hope, fierce joy and percolating braveries passionately spoken and sung to benefit KIND (Kids In Need Of Defense), a non-profit organization that offers legal support, protection, comfort and safe passage for children arriving at the border between U.S and Mexico. Tickets sliding scale of $20, $50 or $100, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or THT box office (Mon-Sat, noon-5PM). All proceeds go to KIND.

 

Sunday, June 30

Champ's Challenge in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, June 30, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Basin Harbor Club, Basin Harbor Rd. Ride, walk or run for a good cause, helping people with Cystic Fibrosis. There will also be a raffle, giveaways, and a BBQ lunch overlooking the Lake. 100 percent of proceeds raised go towards funding recreation grants that are awarded to people with cystic fibrosis across. More info and registration at tinyurl.com/cfchamps-challenge.

22nd Annual Challenge Race in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, June 30, 9 a.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Rowing and paddling enthusiasts take to the water for a three-mile race open to all human-powered boats. The triangular course crosses Lake Champlain from Vermont to New York and back and covers some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. Registration at 9:30 a.m., race begins at 11 a.m. $25/participant fee, includes gift bag and lunch. More info at lcmm.org or [email protected].

Strawberry festival in Monkton. Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monkton Volunteer Fire Department, 3747 State’s Prison Hollow Rd.

Chicken barbecue in Cornwall. Sunday, June 30, noon-3 p.m., Cornwall Fire Station, Route 30. Join the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department for their annual barbeque and fundraising event. Meal includes a half-chicken, salad, baked beans, roll, drink and dessert, all for $12. Take-outs available.

Rick Klein & Peter Macfarlane in New Haven. Sunday, June 30, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Part of The Sunday Sessions at Lincoln Peak Winery. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Free music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

“The Song and the Sorrow” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This documentary about music and mental illness features singer Catherine MacLellan, the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan, who committed suicide when she was 14. The film follows her as she tries to come to terms with her father and his legacy while facing her own struggles with mental health. Tickets $10/$8 seniors plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office Mon-Sat, noon-5 p.m., or at the door one hour before show time. MacLellan will be appearing live at Town Hall Theater Sept. 12.

Heliand Consort in Rochester. Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester, North Main St. Katie Oprea, oboe; Rachael Elliott, bassoon; Cynthia Huard, piano, will present a concert of Galbraith, Clara & Robert Schumann, Lily Boulanger, and Newsome. Admission by donation. More info at rcmsvt.org or 802-767-9234.

 

 

Monday, July 1

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 1, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 2

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, July 2, 9:30 a.m., Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. No appointment necessary.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of meatballs in garlic parmesan sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat roll, and berry crisp. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Understanding American Politics in the Age of Trump,” in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 2, 12:30-2 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson returns to Eastview for the third in a series of six biweekly, lively and engaging “Political Luncheon” talks. Free and open to the Public.

Black hole talk in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. As part of our “Universe of Stories” summer reading program, Middlebury College Professor Eilat Glikman will be giving a talk at on black holes, from how scientists posit their existence to the first direct image of one.

 

Wednesday, July 3

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 3, 11:15 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of broccoli onion quiche, green beans, wheat bread, and sliced apples. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Vermont Philharmonic pops concert in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 3, gates open at 5:30 p.m., behind Middlebury Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Henry Sheldon Museum’s annual Fourth of July celebration features the Vermont Philharmonic playing on the spacious, manicured grounds of the Middlebury College athletic fields. Concert begins at 7:30. Fireworks display begins at dusk. Rain location, Kenyon Arena. Fireworks rain or shine. Tickets Adult $25 ($30 after June 25,)/youth 12 – 18 $10/under 12 free. Evening includes a raffle for seven one-of-a-kind picnic baskets — filled with local foods, gift certificates, and picnic items — painted by local artists. More info at Sheldon Museum at 802-388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Gumbo YaYa in Brandon. Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. The kick-off of Brandon’s free summer concert series, Music at the Riverbend, Gumbo YaYa plays a rock and roll stew, cooking up soul calypso, ska, reggae and world funk. More info at brandon.org/events Free Summer Concerts. Brandon Town Band opens at 6 p.m.

Vermont Philharmonic Pops concert and fireworks in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m., behind Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Sheldon Museum’s annual Pops Concert. Lou Kosma conducts the Vermont Philharmonic in a medley of contemporary music, light classics, Broadway and film favorites. The event features a raffle of picnic baskets painted by local artists and filled with local foods, gift certificates, and picnic items. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for picnics; Concert begins at 7:30. Bring chairs, blankets, and flashlights. Tickets adults $30, $25 if purchased before June 25/youth $10/children under 12 free, available at 802-388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org or in person at the museum, 1 Park St.

Fireworks in Bristol. Wednesday, July 3, dusk.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 3, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way. Get a closer view of Jupiter, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, July 4

July 4th celebration in Bristol. Thursday, July 4, locations around town. Paradee road race, 7:30 a.m.; outhouse races, 9 a.m.; parade at 10:30 a.m., themed “Music of the '60s.” Activities on the green — food, music, crafts Silent, etc. to follow the parade. More info at bristol4th.com.

45th Annual Ice Cream Social in Salisbury. Thursday, July 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. An afternoon of cones, sundaes and homemade desserts. Rain or shine.

 

Friday, July 5

“What to the Negro is the 4th of July?” in Ferrisburgh. Friday, July 5, 3 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. A unique opportunity to experience history by reading aloud Frederick Douglass’s most famous speech, originally delivered on July 5, 1852. Douglass castigated the United States for decades of slavery and injustice. Come and add your voice to this statewide public reading sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, and learn about when Frederick Douglass gave a speech in Ferrisburgh in 1843. Free.

Lyn Elder performs in Middlebury. Friday, July 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Multi-instrumentalist, tune and songsmith, and long time entertainer Lyn Elder returns to Eastview for a program with an emphasis on patriotic and military songs entitled “Rally ‘Round the Flag.” Free and open to the public.

Artist’s opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, July 5, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater On The Green, 6 Merchants Row. Opening reception for mixed media artist Duncan Johnson’s solo exhibition, on view for the month of July. More info at 802-989-7419 or Edgewatergallery.com.

Artist’s opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, July 5, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater At The Falls, 1 Mill St. Opening reception for mixed media artist Homer Wells’ solo exhibition, on view for the month of July. More info at 802-458-0098 or Edgewatergallery.com.

The Great Brandon 4th of July Street Dance Under the Stars. Friday, July 5, 6-10 p.m., Seminary Park (just around the corner and up the hill from Town Offices. Family friendly street dance with music for all ages by DJ Jam Man Entertainment, food vendors. Fun for all ages. Off street parking available with free shuttles.

Sergei Gratchev, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 5, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel, 75 Hepburn Rd. Gratchev is the carillonneur for the Middlebury Summer Russian Language School and also for the city of Hulst, Netherlands. The sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Come hear this folk ensemble. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, July 6

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hike in Keene Valley, N.Y. Saturday, July 6, Noonmark Mountain. A strenuous 5.6-mile hike round trip with an elevation gain of 2,175 feet. Approximately two hours each way, with great panoramic views. Meet at the Crown Point bridge to carpool for the 45-minute drive. Contact leader Morris Earle at [email protected] or 802-734-0984 for more information and meeting time. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Saint Stephen’s Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., town green. A fun family festival day filled with food and bargains of all kinds — good food, music, and shopping for treasures. Something for everyone: Silent auction, garden, art, jewelry, kids clothes, toys and books, linens, furniture, household, white elephant, antiques, sports and kids carnival. Paddle Board Raffle Drawing at 1 p.m. Proceeds support local charities. Free. More info at ststephensmidd.org.

Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War encampment in Hubbardton. Saturday, July 6, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. A living history weekend encampment honoring the 242nd anniversary of the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle. Reenactors portray the American, British, and German soldiers. Tactical military and other special demonstrations, guided camp and interactive battlefield tours, 802-273-2282.

David Rosane & the Zookeepers in Rochester. Saturday, July 6, Rochester Public Library, 22 S Main St. Come see Dave Rosane and the Zookeepers on their tour to support Vermont libraries and to shine a light on their pivotal role in our communities.

Independence Day Celebration in Brandon. Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m.-dusk, Park Village, 1 mile north of town. Parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by a huge variety of foods, music, activities, silent auction, and fireworks at dusk. Free shuttles. More info at brandon.org.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, July 6, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Moira Smiley in concert in Ripton. Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm, Ripton Community House, Route 125. Doors open at 7 p.m. Addison County native Moira Smiley is a musical polyglot and vocal shape-shifter, her voice — and composing — are heard on feature films, BBC and PBS television programs, NPR and more than 60 albums. When performing solo, she accompanies herself with banjo, accordion, piano, and percussive movement. Refreshments available. Wheelchair accessible. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Admission $15 generous/$10 general/$3 children. More info at 802- 388-9782.

 

Sunday, July 7

Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War encampment in Hubbardton. Sunday, July 7, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. A living history weekend encampment honors the 242nd anniversary of the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle. Reenactors portray the American, British, and German soldiers. Tactical military and other special demonstrations, guided camp and interactive battlefield tours, camp life activities, children’s activities, sutler’s row shopping, and illustrated talks. Food stand on site. More info at 802-273-2282.

Keith “Papa Grey Beard” Williams in New Haven. Sunday, July 7, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

Marguerite Schenkman Memorial Concert in Rochester. Sunday, July 7, 4 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester, North Main St. Mary Rowell, violin; Paul Reynolds, viola; Emily Taubl, cello; and Cynthia Huard, piano, will play a concert of Schumann, Carolyn Shaw, Beethoven, and Nico Muhly, Admission by donation. More info at rcmsvt.org or 802-767-9234.

Sam Reider and the Human Hands In Middlebury. Sunday, July 7, 7-9 p.m., on the green. The 41st Annual Festival on the Green begins with this American accordionist, pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR and collaborated with pop stars, jazz and folk musicians around the world.

 

Monday, July 8

Rik Palieri brown bag in concert in Middlebury. Monday, July 8, noon, on the green. Rik Palieri is a talented singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, storyteller and member of "The Mythical Order of The Rose Tattoo", who lives the musical life to the fullest. Part of the Festival-on-the-Green. Free.

Windborne on stage in Middlebury. Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., on the green. Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bon Débarras in Middlebury. Monday, July 8, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Bon Débarras brings together a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences for a show that is full of fun and inventive energy. On guitar, banjo, violin and harmonica, the trio opens a door to their recollections of America and their music is at the intersection of various traditions. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free.

 

Tuesday, July 9

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 9, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. VASA, Inc. monthly meeting at 11:30 am. Meal served at noon of sweet and sour chicken, rice pilaf, oriental sugar snap blend, wheat bread and oatmeal raisin cookie. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Jon Gailmor brown bag concert in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 9, noon, on the green. Music for humans prenatal through prehistoric, spanning the entire emotional spectrum. Humor and audience involvement are integral parts of any Jon Gailmor performance. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free.

The Small Glories in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m., on the green. The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 9, 8:30 p.m., on the green. The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on, as Heather often puts it from stage, “everything else” — guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet, etc. In their able hands, these three veteran musicians have catapulted Heather’s live performances of her deep well of Americana originals — folk, jazz, blues — with intricate instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free.

 

Wednesday, July 10 

Tai Chi in the Park in Vergennes. Begins Wednesday, July 10, 9:30-10:30, City Park. The first in a series of Wednesdays. Curious about Tai Chi and Qigong? Come give it a try in Vergennes City Park. Rain location, under the dome at Bixby Memorial Library.

“Klimt and Schiele: Eros and Psyche” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This film recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition. A Great Art Wednesday film. Tickets $13/$8, includes a $1 preservation fee, available at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, or at the THT Box Office Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Chipped beef gravy on toast with mashed potatoes, vegetable, and dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802- 377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. Meeting of the Bridport Senior Citizens, Inc. will follow.

No Strings Marionette Company ?in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, noon, on the green. The creativity of puppeteers Dan Baginski and Barbara Paulson reaches into every aspect of the production from script writing and puppetry to costumes, soundtracks and set production. They perform in full view of their audience, having found that children are as interested in how the puppets work as they are in the stories unfolding before them. A Festival-on-the-Green event. Free.

Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, 5-6 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. A summer book club for kids ages 8-12 that reads fun, engaging books. Read “A Pup Called Trouble,” by Bobbie Pyron, prior to the meeting and come prepared to talk about it … and eat Nino’s pizza. Fans of classic animal stories will howl over the heartwarming adventures of a coyote pup lost in New York City. Led by Jenny Lyons. Parents are welcome (but not required). More info and RSVP to [email protected].

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Classic band concert music.

The Handy Men in Brandon. Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Come hear this Vermont trio play the blues, classic rock and New Orleans

“Pictorial History of Silver Lake” in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. The Salisbury Historical Society present this lecture by Williams Powers. Free.

Joe Davidian Trio featuring Amber deLaurenti in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the green. The Joe Davidian Trio performs a mix of original works and jazz standards. They have been touring internationally since 2000, presenting concerts and giving master classes on improvisation and ensemble playing. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Matt Flinner Trio in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Matt Flinner Trio has been exploring new pathways and setting new standards for the bluegrass trio sound all around the U.S. and Europe. Their music is guaranteed to be fresh and original, and definitely something you’ve never quite heard before. A Festival-on-the-Green concert. Free.

 

Thursday, July 11

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 11, all day, Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. More info at basinbluegrassfestival.com, 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Age Well Button Bay picnic in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m., Button Bay State Park, Button Bay Rd. Music by Deuces Wild starts at 11 a.m. BBQ served at noon of BBQ chicken, cheeseburger sliders, baked beans, broccoli salad, pasta salad, watermelon and cookie. Milk and ice water also served. Music, 50/50 raffle and door prizes sponsored by Vergennes Area Seniors Association. No early birds. Advanced tickets only by Monday, July 8. Park admission free with Green Mountain Passport, otherwise entry free of $4/person. Call Michelle to arrange 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Chris Yerlig: Mimealot! in Middlebury. Thursday July 11, noon, on the green. Yerlig has traveled the world with his funny, consummate mime routines. A Festival on the Green event. Free.

OKAN performs in Middlebury. Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m?., on the green. Taking its name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban and other global rhythms with jazz, folk and classical forms. Embracing genres and roles that have historically been dominated by men, co-leaders, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne bring a fresh perspective to Latin and world jazz fusion through their powerful vocals, incredible musicianship and potent lyrical content. A Festival on the Green concert. Free.

"Jumanji" on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 11, between 7 and 8 p.m., on the green. The first film in Bristol’s summer of Movies in the Park.

LowDown Brass Band in Middlebury. Thursday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the green. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener. A Festival on the Green event. Free.

 

Friday, July 12

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 12, all day, Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. More info at basinbluegrassfestival.com, 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s, Route 116. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon of watermelon feta salad, turkey burger with cranberry orange relish, potato salad, coleslaw and strawberry shortcake. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Middlebury Community Music Center House of Rock Campers in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m., on the green. Come hear what these campers are up to.

Magician Tom Verner in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, noon, on the green. Addison County based magician Tom Verner’s Magicians Without Borders performs magic shows for children in refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals around the world — often in war torn places where love, laughter and magic are desperately needed. A Festival on the Green event. Free.

Artist’s reception in Brandon. Friday, July 12, 5-8 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Dr. Opening reception for “Carolyn Shattuck: Into My Space.” Shattuck presents a selection of her still life paintings, several of her skillfully colored, patterned and layered prints and textured collages, and her meticulous and sculptural Book Art. The exhibit runs July 12 through Sept 7.

Tatiana Lukyanova, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m., Mead Chapel, 75 Hepburn Rd. Lukyanova is the carillonneur at the Congregational Church, New Britain, Conn., and Former Associate Carillonneur, St. Petersburg, Russia. The sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Soule Monde in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green. Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton and B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation. A Festival on the Green concert. Free.

Big Night in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Inspired by past and current music and dance from southwest Louisiana and Texas, and dedicated to the idea that every person deserves an opportunity to two-step, Big Night is a group of Burlington-based musicians playing a mix of Cajun, western swing, Zydeco and classic country. Come out and dance to one of the hottest new bands making it’s way through New England. A Festival on the Green concert. Free.

 

Saturday, July 13

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section dog-friendly hike in Hancock. Saturday, July 13, Long Trail and Burnt Hill. A moderate to strenuous 6- to 7-mile hike on the Long Trail and Burnt Hill. Bring snacks and water. Plan for an early start. Dog friendly. Contact leader Ellen Cronan at [email protected] or 908-595-2926 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 13, all day, Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. More info at basinbluegrassfestival.com, 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, July 13, 7 a.m., Otter View Park, intersection of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. More info at 802-388-6019 or 802-388-1007.

Gallery talk by Eva Garcelon-Hart in Middlebury. Saturday, July 13, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Sheldon Archivist, Garcelon-Hart, will discuss a recently discovered unique crystoleum photographic portrait of Joseph Battell as part of the Sheldon’s Hidden Treasure Series. Battell (1839-1915) was a local philanthropist, Morgan horse breeder and responsible for many Middlebury architectural landmarks. Free with museum admission. More info at henrysheldonmuseum.org.

“Woman in the Moon” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq.. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, come see this 1929 silent film directed by Fritz Lang (“Metropolis”), a grand sci-fi adventure epic about the first rocket ship to the moon. The final silent feature from German filmmaker Lang laid the groundwork for all outer space movies to come.

The Vermont Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m., Main St. Take to the street and dance the night away when the 17-member Vermont Jazz Ensemble performs music in the jazz and “big band” and other styles. Get out your dancing shoes, bring the entire family, and enjoy a special Festival on the Green finale on New England’s most unique dance floor. Come right at 7 p.m. to learn a few dance steps with Jim Condon!

Twangtown Paramours in Brandon. Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

Moth Night in Middlebury. Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Guest speaker and Vermont moth expert JoAnne Russo will give an informative presentation on the vast diversity of moths in Vermont, their lives and how you can observe them. Jennifer Murdoch will be on hand with live caterpillar and moths. After the presentation, we will move to a nearby Middlebury location for a live moth viewing.

 

Sunday, July 14

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, July 14, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint distance. Includes new aqua/bike option and the return of the Branbury Classic paddle option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 14, all day, Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. More info at basinbluegrassfestival.com, 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Green Mountain Bicycle Club Monkton Ridge Ride through Addison and Chittenden counties. Sunday, July 14, meets at 8:45 a.m., Shelburne Village Shopping Center. Three options: 23 (E), 38 (M) and 43 (M) miles. Rides travel some familiar roads and some less traveled. The short ride will not ascend to Monkton Ridge but all rides will have some nice descents. Lots of food stops available along the way. More info contact Brian Howard at 802-505-1148 or [email protected], or Matt Kuivinen at 802-881-9045 or [email protected].

Finding the Green Mountain Boys Project in Orwell. Sunday, July 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. Members of the Green Mountain Boys Project will talk about their work the past three years on researching the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont, and their recent focus on Shoreham, looking for their tombstones, cemetery clearing, and their new project in Orwell. With the Shoreham Historical Society.

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette in New Haven. Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine is available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

Exhibit opening in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. A reception for Amassed and Up-ended: Decoding the Legacy of Stuff. The show gathers objects, artworks, and documents representing four generations of one Vermont family to explore how what we save over a lifetime gives voice to some of our stories and silences others. Curators Jane Williamson and Catherine Brooks will give a gallery talk at 2 p.m., and Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockerel authors of “How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History,” will present at 3 p.m.

Kimberly Paul, end of life author, in Middlebury. Sunday, July 14, 3-5 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Paul, an author, podcaster and speaker on the end of life, will lead a community conversation on “The Three Things We Have in Common” as part of her Vermont tour. Free and open to the public. More info contact Laurie Borden at 802-388-4111 or [email protected].

Twentieth Annual Bach Bash in Rochester. Sunday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall, 4157 Route 100. Professional and amateur musicians celebrate the music of Bach and others in this Rochester Chamber Music Society concert.

 

Monday, July 15

Kimberly Paul, end of life author, in Middlebury. Monday, July 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury 100 EastView Ter. Author, podcaster and speaker Kimberly Paul gives at presentation for caregivers, Presentation “Lessons I Learned From the Dying,” a bridging the gap book presentation. Free and open to the public. More info contact Laurie Borden at 802-388-4111 or [email protected].

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Monday, July 15, Cubbers, Main St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Kimberly Paul, end of life author, in Middlebury. Monday, July 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury 100 EastView Ter. Paul, an author, podcaster and speaker on the end of life, will lead a talk on “Advance Care Planning -Facing the Elephant in the Room” A movement starts with an empowered community. Free and open to the public. More info contact Laurie Borden at 802-388-4111 or [email protected].

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 15, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 16

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 16, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. SASH Health Awareness program at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at 12 noon of cheese tortellini alfredo, zucchini, wheat roll, and watermelon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, July 16. 11 a.m., Conant Sq. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. No appointment necessary.

Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m., Estabrook Park, 1 mile north of Town. Brandon’s 30th annual benefit auction offering quality goods and services. Special items and the regular collection of attic treasures and barn bargains. New art, merchandise, gift certificates, antiques, furniture and lots of surprises. Preview at 2 p.m., gavels falls at 4 p.m. Cash or good check accepted. Auctioneer Barb Watters. Rain or shine. More info at 802-247-6401 or Brandon.org. The Brandon Chamber’s main annual fundraiser.

“Understanding American Politics in the Age of Trump” in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 16,12:30-2 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson returns to Eastview for the fourth in a series of six biweekly, lively and engaging “Political Luncheon” talks. Free and open to the public.

Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 16, 5-6 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. A summer book club for kids ages 8-12 that reads fun, engaging books. Read “Reformed,” by Justin Weinberger, prior to the meeting and come prepared to talk about it … and eat Nino’s pizza. Watch your back. Hide your underwear. Only the fearless survive in Weinberger’s novel. Led by Jenny Lyons. Parents are welcome (but not required). More info and RSVP to [email protected].

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 16, 5:15 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School, Mary Hogan Dr. The kickoff for getting healthier in Middlebury. Walk 30 miles in 30 days this summer and enter to win great prizes. Learn where to park for a quick one-mile walk into the downtown, join group walks with UVM-Porter doctors talking about specific health-related topics and have fun getting yourself moving. At this walk meet Porter Medical Center President Seleem Choudhury, President/COO Porter Medical Center. Free. More info at experiencemiddlebury.com.

 

Wednesday, July 17

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 17, 11:15 a.m.Middlebury rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of Pork chow mein, brown rice with veggies, broccoli cauliflower blend, wheat bread and grapes. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Mystery Readers Book Group in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market and Deli, 54 College St. In “A Duty to the Dead,” the first book of an exciting new series set in England during World War I, Charles Todd introduces Bess Crawford, a spectacular female protagonist. Come enjoy smart, literary mysteries (none too gruesome), lively conversation and snacks. Open to the public. New members always welcome.

The Plumb Bobs in Brandon. Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. A creative mix of folk, rock and eclectic sound. Free.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

 

Thursday, July 18

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee hour. Meal served at noon of chicken-n-biscuits, mashed potatoes, carrots with dill, and pumpkin cake. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 “John Adams, An Unsung President of the United States,” in Bristol. Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 17 West St. The Bristol Historical Society welcomes Cliff Adams for this presentation. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

Linda Radtke, “Vermont History Through Song” in Salisbury, Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Part of the 40th Annual Summer Performance Series, with support from the Salisbury Historical Society, Free-will donation.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 18, between 7 and 8 p.m., on the green. The latest installment in Bristol’s summer Movies in the Park.

 

Friday, July 19

Pre-schoolers at the Point in West Addison. Friday, July 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices, or lighthouses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call 802-759-2412 for topic. Suggested donation $5 per family.

George Matthew Jr., carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 19, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel, 75 Hepburn Rd. Matthew, Carillonneur, Middlebury College and Norwich University will perform. The sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Nathan Evans Fox and Jane Kramer in Brandon. Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Saturday, July 20

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section Paddle in Bristol. Saturday, July 20, Bristol Pond. An easy two-hour flat-water morning paddle. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddle and PFD (required). Contact leader Kathy Duclos at [email protected] or 802-453-2149 for more information. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Marshall Highet in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 2-3 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join Highet as she reads from her latest book, “Hold Fast.” For ages 8-14.

Landscape architect Peter Ker Walker in Middlebury. Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. Middlebury Town Offices, Main St. Ker Walker will discuss his post-Dan Kiley career. He and Ian Tyndall began working with Dan Kiley in the mid-1960s, and began the firm known as Kiley, Tyndall, Walker in 1974 and worked together through 1979. Tickets $5 general public/ Sheldon Museum members free. In conjunction with the Sheldon’s Dan Kiley exhibit. More info at henrysheldonmuseum.org for information.

Goshen Gallop XLI in Goshen. Saturday, July 20, 4 p.m., Blueberry Hill. Register for “the toughest 10k in New England” at goshengallop.com.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Astronomy night in Hubbardton. Saturday, July 20, 7-11 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. It’s the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing. Weather permitting, talk with the members of the Green Mountain Astronomers while enjoying the Town Family Fun, then after the fireworks enjoy the night sky. The astronomers share their knowledge and telescopes. Where were you 50 years ago when the first astronauts landed on the moon? More info and to confirm event at 802-273-2282.

Steve Kirby in Brandon. Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Sunday, July 21

“Blast from the Past: How to Weed Your Attic” in West Addison. Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Archivists Elizabeth H. Dow and Lucinda P. Cockrell advise you how to weed your attic. They will share their insights, and then are available to give advice. Bring questions or items you have questions about.

Gregg Humphrey and Mike Connor perform in New Haven. Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

 

Monday, July 22

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 22, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 23

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 23, 10 a.m., Vergennes Ares Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of Italian chicken fingers with bbq sauce, peas and carrots, diced potatoes, wheat roll, and fruit cocktail with cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Writer Rick Hawley in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 23, 3-4:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Hawley will read from and discuss his new memoir “On My Way Out,” in which he conveys some of the surprises, strangeness, and beauty of late life.

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 23, 5:15 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School, Mary Hogan Dr. Walk 30 miles in 30 days this summer and enter to win great prizes. Learn where to park for a quick one-mile walk into the downtown, join group walks with UVM-Porter doctors talking about specific health-related topics and have fun getting yourself moving. Dan Huber MD, Primary Care Middlebury, will walk and talk about “Pre-diabetes What to Do?” Free. More info at experiencemiddlebury.com.

 

Wednesday, July 24

Children’s Revolutionary storytime in Orwell. Wednesday, July 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. Children, ages 6 to 10, are invited to come, with a responsible adult, to an hour of story time, with books, hands-on activities, simple crafts relating to the Revolutionary War time-period and history of Mount Independence, and some outdoor time if weather permits. Bring snacks if you like or a picnic to enjoy afterwards. Suggested donation of $5 per family. More info at 802-948-2000.

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Soup of the day, sandwich of the day, coleslaw and dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required, call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Classic band concert music.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

“History Happens Here” presentation in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Glenn Andres will give this Salisbury Historical Society lecture. Free.

Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. High energy stirring music rooted in Celtic traditions world rhythms. Free.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 24, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way. Get a closer view of Jupiter, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, July 25

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of roast pork loin, mashed potatoes, garden peas and onions, wheat roll, and apple crisp with cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Thursday, July 25, 5-6 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. A summer book club for kids ages 8-12 that reads fun, engaging books. Read “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus,” prior to the meeting and come prepared to talk about it … and eat Nino’s pizza. The book is about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship — all while solving a mystery in a western theme park. Led by Jenny Lyons. Parents are welcome (but not required). More info and RSVP to [email protected].

“Mary Poppins” (1964) on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 25, begins between 7 and 8 p.m., on the green.

 

Friday, July 26

Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Bristol. Friday, July 26, Bristol Rec Field. A gigantic yard sale where all the proceeds go to research into finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, July 26, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon of a cold salad plate with turkey salad, coleslaw, fruit salad, roll and cookie. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Legally Blonde the Musical” in Middlebury. Friday, July 26, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Douglas Anderson directs THT’s Young Company in the fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the movie, “Legally Blonde.” Elle Woods tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances — this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal.

Onion River Jazz Band in Salisbury. Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Part of Salisbury’s 40th Annual Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, July 27

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hike and family outing in Salisbury. Saturday, July 27, Silver Lake and Lenny’s Lookout. An easy to moderate hike, 3.5 miles round trip, with picnic and swimming options. Families are encouraged to join this hike but all are welcome. Contact leader Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Bristol. Saturday, July 27, Bristol Rec Field. A gigantic yard sale where all the proceeds go to research into finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

“Legally Blonde the Musical” in Middlebury. Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Douglas Anderson directs THT’s Young Company in the fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the movie, “Legally Blonde.” Elle Woods tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances — this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal.

Last Train to Zinkov in Brandon. Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

L.C. Jazz Swing Dance Band in Brandon. Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall,1 Conant Sq. Brandon Town Hall welcomes back this 17 piece volunteer Swing Dance Band. They play to have a good time, play fantastic music and support music education through scholarships. Dance the night away or just sit back, relax and tap your toes. Tickets Adults $8/seniors and students $7/couples $14.

 

Sunday, July 28

Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Bristol. Sunday, July 28, Bristol Rec Field. A gigantic yard sale where all the proceeds go to research into finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section picnic in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 28, 10:30 a.m., Kingsland Bay, 787 Kingsland Bay State Park Rd. Family picnic with options for biking, hiking, swimming and paddling. Meet at Kingsland Bay State Park at 10:30 a.m. for activities, or noon for the picnic. Contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 for more information. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Learning History through Living History” in Hubbardton. Sunday, July 28, 1-2:30 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Michael Blakeslee, site interpreter and long-time re-enactor, relates his experiences as a re-enactor exploring and learning about the times from the French and Indian War period through the American Revolution. He will bring along clothing and other period-correct items he has made or collected over the years. Questions and sharing your experiences welcomed.

Legally Blonde the Musical” in Middlebury. Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Douglas Anderson directs THT’s Young Company in the fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the movie, “Legally Blonde.” Elle Woods tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances — this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal.

Naomi Vernon performs in New Haven. Sunday, July 28, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

“Inquiry into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking Doctor Jonathan Potts and Reverend Thomas Allen?” in Orwell. Sunday, July 28, 2-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. Modern day historian Paul Andriscin turns back the time machine to interview two men who cared for the well-being of the soldiers at Mount Independence. Meet Dr. Jonathan Potts, physician-surgeon for the Continental Army in this region, and Reverend Thomas Allen, Army chaplain here in the fall of 1776 and in June 1777.

“Life on the Other Border” talk in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Teresa M. Mares, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, will speak about food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Copies of her book, Life on the Other Border, will be available for sale and signing.

 

Monday, July 29

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 29, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 30

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 30, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of chicken breast with tarragon sauce, mashed cauliflower, spinach, wheat roll, and pumpkin custard. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Understanding American Politics in the Age of Trump” in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 30, 12:30-2 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson returns to Eastview for the fifth in a series of six biweekly, lively and engaging “Political Luncheon” talks. Free and open to the Public.

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 30, 5:15 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School, Mary Hogan Dr. Walk 30 miles in 30 days this summer and enter to win great prizes. Learn where to park for a quick one-mile walk into the downtown, join group walks with UVM-Porter doctors talking about specific health-related topics and have fun getting yourself moving. Free. More info at experiencemiddlebury.com.

 

Wednesday, July 31

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Eames Brothers Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Vermont’s foremost purveyors of “mountain blues.” Free.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 31, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way. Get a closer view of Jupiter, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, Aug. 1

“Inside Out” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 1, begins between 7-8 p.m., on the green. The latest installment of Bristol’ Rec’s Movies in the Park

 

Friday, Aug. 2

Elena Sadina, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., Mead Chapel, 75 Hepburn Rd. Elena Sadina is an Instructor, Middlebury College Russian School and Royal Carillon School, Mechelen, Belgium. The sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Salisbury. Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Come hear local favorite Brisson. Part of Salisbury’s 40th Annual Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, Aug. 3

Town-wide yard sale Day in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., locations around town. Great bargains across town. Yard sales and sidewalk sales, plus vendors, snacks and drinks in Brandon Town Hall. Sales start at 9 a.m., (some earlier) and last as long as there are still bargains available. Rain or Shine. Official yard sales make it on The Map, available the Aug. 3, at the Brandon Museum and Visitor Center, 4 Grove St. More info call 802-247-6401. If you’d like an 8’ x 10’ space at Brandon Town Hall call Dennis at 802-247-5420 or e-mail him at [email protected]

Preserving Heritage Landscapes presentation in Middlebury. Saturday, August 3, 2 p.m., Middlebury Town Offices, Main St. As part of the Sheldon Museum’s exhibit The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, Patricia O’Donnell, principal and founder of Heritage Landscapes LLC, will discuss the preservation of heritage landscapes. Tickets $5 general public; Sheldon Museum members free.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug 3, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

Brillhart & Smith: Adirondack Folk Music. Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Sunday, Aug. 4

“Hike into History” in Orwell. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers with Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

“Kerry O. Furlani: A Slate State of Mind” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, August 4, 2-4 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. An accomplished sculptor and resident of Vermont’s slate valley, artist Kerry O. Furlani is well known for her lettering work, sculpture and expressive slate carvings. The artist will present an illustrated lecture followed by a demonstration and opportunities for visitors to try their hands using a mallet and chisel. Lecture at 2 p.m., slate carving demonstration 3-4 p.m.

Dennis Willmott in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

 

Monday, Aug. 5

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 6, TBD. Walk 30 miles in 30 days this summer and enter to win great prizes. Learn where to park for a quick one-mile walk into the downtown, join group walks with UVM-Porter doctors talking about specific health-related topics and have fun getting yourself moving. Free. More info at experiencemiddlebury.com.

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section dog-friendly hike in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 4 p.m., Wright Park and Otter Creek Gorge. This will be a moderate 5- to 6-mile hike on the Trail Around Middlebury. This is an after 4 p.m. hike to enjoy the woods and stretch the legs. Dog friendly. Possible libations after at a local spot. Contact leader Ellen Cronan at [email protected] or 908-595-2926 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Very Merry Theater Group in Bristol. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m. Holley Hall, 1 South St.

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 6, all day, 1790 Field Days Rd.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 7

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Wednesday, Aug. 7, all day, 1790 Field Days Rd.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Classic band concert music. Free.

“Steamboat Tour of Lake Dunmore” lecture in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. William Powers delivers this Salisbury Historical Society lecture. Free.

Jenni Johnson in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Come hear this widely travelled jazz singer — offering up a collection of American jazz classics, blues, swing and funk. Free.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 7 , 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way. Get a closer view of Jupiter, a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public as long as the sky is mostly clear. To confirm go to go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call the Observatory at 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, Aug. 8

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 8, all day, 1790 Field Days Rd.

“The Wizard of Oz” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 8, begins between 7 and 8 p.m., on the green.

 

Friday, Aug. 9

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 9, all day, 1790 Field Days Rd.

Austin Ferguson, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 9, at 6: p.m., Mead Chapel, 75 Hepburn Rd. Ferguson is the carillonneur for the Plummer Carillon, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. The sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Point Counterpoint faculty ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Chamber music. Free-will donation. Part of Salisbury’s 40th Annual Summer Performance Series.

 

Saturday, Aug. 10

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 10, 7 a.m., Otter View Park, corner of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information, call 388-6019 or 388-1007.

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 10, all day, 1790 Field Days Rd.

Drawing sanctuary workshop in West Addison. Saturday, Aug. 10, 10:30-noon, Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Artist Lillian Kennedy leads a workshop. Participants will make pocket sketchbooks from a single sheet of paper and then explore the museum and surrounding landscape with pencil and eye. Suitable for all skill levels from rank beginner to seasoned professional. Adults and children 10 or over. Pre-register by calling 802-759-2412. $20. All materials included.

Sheldon Museum’s Hidden Treasure Series talk in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 10, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Mary Ward Manley, Associate Director at the Sheldon Museum, will present a brief talk about a recent donation to the Museum’s vintage clothing collection: an early 1950s Girl Scout uniform worn by a young girl in Middlebury. Free with museum admission.

Guided landscape painting with watercolor and gouache workshop in West Addison. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Artist Lillian Kennedy explains the fundamentals and demonstrate options in watercolor and gouache techniques. Plenty of room for individual expression. Take home a painting and the skills. Workshop suitable for all skill levels Adults and children 10 and over. Pre-register by calling 802-759-2412. $35. All materials included.

“Our Hospitality” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This classic 1923 comedy/drama about a long-running family feud stars Buster Keaton and is filled with great gags and a timeless story that culminates in a dramatic river rescue where Buster nearly lost his life for real.

Bill Scorzari Solo Acoustic Show in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

Moonlight in Vermont Astronomy Night in Hubbardton. Saturday, Aug. 10, 8:30-11 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Weather permitting, members of the Green Mountain Astronomers are on site to show you the night sky, sharing their telescopes and knowledge. The moon rises about 4:45 p.m. Night sky viewing begins about 8:30 p.m. Call 802-273-2282 to confirm event is on.

 

Sunday, Aug. 11

Vermont Sun Triathlon Series in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 11, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. Sprint and Olympic distance, including aqua/bike option. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com or [email protected].

“Blast from the Past: Historic Clock and Watches Afternoon” in West Addison. Sunday, Aug. 11, noon-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members are in residence on the Chimney Point porch to keep time and talk with about the history of your clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring old clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces.

Sunday concert in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Performer TBA. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine is available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

 

Monday, Aug. 12

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

“Understanding American Politics in the Age of Trump” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 12:30-2 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson returns to Eastview for the fifth in a series of six biweekly, lively and engaging “Political Luncheon” talks. Free and open to the Public.

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 5:15 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School, Mary Hogan Dr. Walk 30 miles in 30 days this summer and enter to win great prizes. Learn where to park for a quick one-mile walk into the downtown, join group walks with UVM-Porter doctors talking about specific health-related topics and have fun getting yourself moving. Free. More info at experiencemiddlebury.com.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Downtown block party in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5-8 p.m., Main St. Sod in the street, live music, games, activities, food, prizes and lots more. Join in the fun.

“Death in the Wilderness” on screen in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House, 853 Maple St. Come see this Civil War documentary with an introduction by filmmaker Kevin Thornton. Free.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Come hear Vermont’s high-energy big band. Free.

 

Thursday, Aug. 15

“Vermont: Up Close and Personal” presentation in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. Linda and Denny Barnard of Starksboro present a brief history of the 251 Club and their adventures thru the 251 towns of Vermont highlighting six to eight towns that they visited. Open to the public. More info contact Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Friday, Aug. 16

Pre-schoolers at the Point in West Addison. Friday, Aug. 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time at Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices, or light houses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call 802-759-2412 for topic.

George Matthew Jr., carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel, 75 Hepburn Rd. Matthew Jr. is the carillonneur at Middlebury College and Norwich University. This concert is at a special time to precede Language Schools Commencement. The sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

“The Taming of the Shrew: The Rock Musical” in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. With the guidance of THT Education Director Lindsay Pontius and Composer/Musician Clint Bierman, THT’s Young Company wrote original music and lyrics to accompany this wild, rollicking and often controversial comedy to create a production that is fast-paced and full of physical theater.

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hike in Essex County, N.Y. Saturday, Aug. 17, Jay Mountain Range. A moderately strenuous 5- to 8-mile hike in the Adirondacks, with elevation gain of 1,900 feet. Great views from an extended stretch of open ridgeline. The group will meet early to carpool on the Vermont side of the Crown Point bridge. Contact leader Barry Francis at [email protected] or 545-2268. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rabble in Arms Weekend in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 17, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Join living historians who reenact events on Lake Champlain during the American Revolution. Explore a military camp, meet the gunboat crew, and see eighteenth century style cooking and artillery demonstrations. More info at lcmm.org or 802 475-2022.

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., locations around town.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug 17, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

“The Taming of the Shrew: The Rock Musical” in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. With the guidance of THT Education Director Lindsay Pontius and Composer/Musician Clint Bierman, THT’s Young Company wrote original music and lyrics to accompany this wild, rollicking and often controversial comedy to create a production that is fast-paced and full of physical theater.

Joe Carter and Ali Ryerson. Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Sunday, Aug. 18

Rabble in Arms Weekend in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 18, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Join living historians who reenact events on Lake Champlain during the American Revolution. Explore military camp, meet the gunboat crew, and see eighteenth century style cooking and artillery demonstrations. More info at lcmm.org or 802 475-2022.

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Sunday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., locations around town.

Rokeby pie and ice cream social in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, August 18, 1-4 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Could anything be better than home-baked fruit pies, Vermont ice-cream, live music, lawn games and special activities for the youngest — all on a (fingers crossed) sunny summer day? Raffle prizes and door prizes for best summer hat and best historic or retro apron. Live music from the Meat Packers and fiddle music by Young Tradition Vermont.

“Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber” in West Addison. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. Members of the Twist o’ Wool Guild and Strands will be in residence on the Chimney Point porch to demonstrate a variety of fiber skills, including spinning and many weaving techniques, and other crafts and arts important historically and relevant today. Bring your project or ask questions. Light refreshments. Free.

Michael Corn & Bob Recupero in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on our porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

 

Monday, Aug. 19

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Children’s Revolutionary storytime in Orwell. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. Children, ages 6 to 10, are invited to come, with a responsible adult, to an hour of story time, with books, hands-on activities, simple crafts relating to the Revolutionary War time-period and history of Mount Independence, and some outdoor time if weather permits. Bring snacks if you like or a picnic to enjoy afterwards. Suggested donation of $5 per family. More info at 802-948-2000.

Mystery Readers Book Group in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market & Deli, 54 College St. Join in for smart, literary mysteries (none too gruesome), lively conversation and available snacks. In “Full Dark House,” Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case solved by two cranky but brilliant old detectives whose lifelong friendship was forged solving crimes for the London Police Department’s Peculiar Crimes Unit.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Two Cents in the Till in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Contemporary VT string band with shades of bluegrass and old time tunes. Free.

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 22, locations across Middlebury.

 

Friday, Aug. 23

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 23, locations across Middlebury.

Street Dance in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 23, 7-10 p.m., City Park. On the eve of Vergennes Day, come dance to the Hitmen.

 

Saturday, Aug, 24

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section family hike in Bristol. Saturday, Aug. 24, Watershed Center. A moderate, mostly flat hike of about 4 miles, leaving from the Center’s parking area on Plank Road near the Bristol town line. Families are encouraged to join this hike but all are welcome. Contact leader Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407 for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 24, locations across Middlebury.

Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 24,10 a.m.-3 p.m., City Park. Check out more than 60 vendor booths live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken BBQ, and merchant sales throughout downtown. More info at vergennesday.com.

Art Rokeby Festival in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. A daylong festival featuring a special one-day exhibit of Rokeby Museum Artist Member’s work. Also includes an artist market, presentations, kids’ art making, live demonstrations and food truck. A Contemporary Art at Rokeby Museum Program.

Landscape architect Peter Vanderwarker in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m., Middlebury Town Offices, Main St. In conjunction with the Sheldon Museum’s summer exhibit “The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,” Peter Vanderwarker, a professional landscape and cityscape photographer headquartered in Boston, will discuss the profession of landscape photographers and his career. Peter’s photographs of the Currier Farm in Danby are included in the exhibit. Tickets $5 general public; Sheldon Museum members free.

Exhibit opening in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. In “Structure,” artist Meg Walker repurposes the historic spaces at Rokeby as settings for exhibiting contemporary art.

Kimberly Ryerson in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info contact Edna at 802-247-4295 or e-mail [email protected].

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 25, locations across Middlebury.

Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Sunday, Aug. 25, downtown. Check out more than 60 vendor booths in City Park, live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken BBQ, and merchant sales throughout downtown.

Linda Bassick in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on our porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

Soldiers, Citizens, and Ghosts in the Time of the Battle of Hubbardton in Hubbarton. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. The site and Hubbardton Historical Society present an afternoon of telling the stories of the early civilians who lived here and the soldiers who fought here. Meet at the museum for the start of the program.

 

Monday, Aug. 26

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., on the green. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the Town Green every Wednesday evening in the summer since shortly after the Civil War. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of small town entertainment. There is often a fundraiser barbecue before each concert. Call 802-453-5885 for details.

Bloodroot Gap in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Locally sourced free-range bluegrass. Free.

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hike in Keene Valley, N.Y. Saturday, Aug. 31, Giant Mountain. A strenuous 6-hour round trip, with 2,992-foot elevation gain. Great views all around. Meet at the Crown Point bridge early to carpool. Contact leader Morris Earle at [email protected] or 802-734-0984 for more Information and meeting time. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hike in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 31, Otter Creek Gorge. A moderate 2.5-mile loop passing the Otter Creek Gorge. Bring snacks and water. Contact Liana Merrill at [email protected] for details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Saturday, Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. Reenactors honor the 1776-1777 history of Mount Independence during this living history weekend. Saturday’s popular interactive Baldwin Trail Walkabout features experts at trail stations bringing the site’s history to life. Illustrated talks. Call 802-948-2000 for details. Tickets $6.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug 31, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Community Center, Route 7. The evening begins with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. A game of fun and skill. Come prepared to use your strategic thinking.

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mount Independence Rd. Follow soldiers on a woods skirmish. Annual reading of Declaration of Independence, camp life and skill demonstrations, and activities for all ages. Illustrated talks. Tickets $6.

The Revenants in New Haven. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Relax on the porch with wine and live music. Wine available by the glass. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

 

Saturday, Sept 14

“The Beloved Rogue” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This 1926 silent film, an epic costume adventure based on the life of 15th century French poet François Villon, stars John Barrymore. Wrongly banished from the Royal Court and sentenced to death, can the patriotic poet save France from an evil plot and while he’s at it, win the hand of his noble beloved?

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

Tour de Farms in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., meet at Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. ACORN’s annual biking farm tour will feature two distances — a 30-mile route and a more relaxed, family-friendly 10-mile distance. While passing through the pastoral landscape, visit four to eight farms. Each stop will host additional food and beverage producers so there’ll be plenty of sustenance along the way. Ride finishes at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green festival.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

“Faust” on screen in Brandon. Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Directed by F.W. Murnau, this 1926 films stars Emil Jannings in a terrifying version of the classic tale. A visual tour de force, full of creepy characters and frightening images. The annual ‘Chiller Theatre’ presentation for Halloween.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Corey Gottfried in Middlebury. Monday, June 24, 2 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., City Park.

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

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Congregational Meeting House.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Middlebury Chamber Music Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, June 29, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury.

Rick Klein & Peter Macfarlane in New Haven. Sunday, June 30, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Heliand Consort in Rochester. Sunday, June 30, 4 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 1, 7 p.m., City Park.

Vermont Philharmonic pops concert in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m., behind Middlebury Arts Center

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m., on the green.

Gumbo YaYa in Brandon. Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Lyn Elder in Middlebury. Friday, July 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Sergei Gratchev, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 5, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel.

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House.

David Rosane & the Zookeepers in Rochester. Saturday, July 6, Rochester Public Library.

Moira Smiley in concert in Ripton. Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm, Ripton Community House.

Keith “Papa Grey Beard” Williams in New Haven. Sunday, July 7, Lincoln Peak Winery.

Sam Reider and the Human Hands in Middlebury. Sunday, July 7, 7-9 p.m., on the green.

Rik Palieri in Middlebury. Monday, July 8, noon, on the green.

Windborne on stage in Middlebury. Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., on the green.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 8, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bon Débarras in Middlebury. Monday, July 8, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Marguerite Schenkman Memorial Concert in Rochester. Sunday, July 7, 4 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester.

 

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Jon Gailmor in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 9, noon, on the green.

The Small Glories in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m., on the green.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 9, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

The Handy Men in Brandon. Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn

Joe Davidian Trio featuring Amber deLaurenti in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the green.

Matt Flinner Trio in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 10, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 11-14, all day, Basin Rd.

OKAN in Middlebury. Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m?., on the green.

LowDown Brass Band in Middlebury. Thursday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Middlebury Community Music Center House of Rock Campers in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m., on the green.

Tatiana Lukyanova, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m., Mead Chapel

Soule Monde in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green.

Big Night in Middlebury. Friday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

The Vermont Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m., Main St.

Twangtown Paramours in Brandon. Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette in New Haven. Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Twentieth Annual Bach Bash in Rochester. Sunday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 15, 7 p.m., City Park.

The Plumb Bobs in Brandon. Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m., on the green.

George Matthew Jr., carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 19, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel.

Nathan Evans Fox and Jane Kramer in Brandon. Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Steve Kirby in Brandon. Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Gregg Humphrey and Mike Connor perform in New Haven. Sunday, July 21, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 22, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m., on the green.

Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn.

Onion River Jazz Band in Salisbury. Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House.

L.C. Jazz Swing Dance Band in Brandon. Saturday, July 27, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Last Train to Zinkov in Brandon. Saturday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Naomi Vernon in New Haven. Sunday, July 28, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, July 29, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m., on the green.

Eames Brothers Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 31, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Elena Sadina, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., Mead Chapel

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Salisbury. Friday, August 2, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House.

Brillhart & Smith: Adirondack Folk Music. Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

The Good Parts in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Basin Harbor.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug.7, 6-7 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury.

Dennis Wilmott in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Beyond the Notes chamber music in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 5, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., City Park.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Jenni Johnson in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

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

Austin Ferguson, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m., Mead Chapel.

Point Counterpoint faculty ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Meeting House.

Sunday concert in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m., City Park.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

George Matthew Jr., carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel.

Michael Corn & Bob Recupero in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Joe Carter and Ali Ryerson. Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., on the green.

Two Cents in the Till in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Kimberly Ryerson in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Linda Bassick in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Vergennes City Band concert in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., City Park.

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

Bloodroot Gap in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

The Revenants in New Haven. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

 

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Brandon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 25-July 20, Estabrook Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

Middlebury Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays, June 19 through Oct. 26, and Saturdays, May 11 through Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., VFW, 530 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, 3-6:30 p.m., June 13-Oct. 10, City Park, 179 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.

 

KIDS & PARENTING

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

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, 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.

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut, Mary Hogan Drive. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call 388-3910.

Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury.

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

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.

Open Play in Bristol. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Oct.-May, Holley Hall. Free. Bristol Rec 802-453-5885 or bristolvt.myrec.com.

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.

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

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

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.

Tot Time open gym in Middlebury. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Middlebury Rec Center. 154 Creek Rd. $2 per drop-in or buy discounted punch cards.

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.

"Walk and Roll to School Day" first Wednesdays in Middlebury.

 

SPORTS

Adult Co-ed Basketball in Middlebury. Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Bryan Jones, 989-8399. $2 per drop-in, $20 for 14 with punch card.

Adult Co-ed Volleyball in Middlebury. Mondays, 8-10 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Bryan Jones, 989-8399. $2 per drop-in, $20 for 14 with punch card.

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

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

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

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

Pickleball in Middlebury. Daily, times vary. Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Go to acpickleball.weebly.com/sign-up-to-play.html for more info. $2 per drop-in, $10 for six or $20 for 14 with punch card.

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

 

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Addison Central Teens. Drop-in hours: Monday-Friday, 3-6 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. Free or minimal cost. Info: middteens.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Hub Teen Center and Skate Park. 110 Airport Drive, Bristol. School year hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer hours 10 a.m. ‘til dark as staff is available. [email protected]. Info: 453-3678 or bristolskatepark.com.

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

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

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

MiddMUGG, (Middlebury MacIntosh Users Group), First Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St.

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.

Quilt and Fiber Guild of Vergennes. First and third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St., Vergennes.

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.

 

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 15–Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds support library programs and materials.

Brandon Free Public Library Used Book Sale. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

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

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

 

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

Adult West African Drumming Drop-in in Bristol. Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., Sept.-June, Holley Hall. $20/session. Bristol Rec. 453-5885 or bristolvt.myrec.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cinema Italiano in Brandon, Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., June-Sept., Brandon Town Hall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jam session for teens in Middlebury. Second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Addison Central Teen Center, Warming Hut, Mary Hogan Drive. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. To register, call 388-3910.

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

Karaoke in North Ferrisburgh. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m., Village Tavern.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., Middlebury. Kids Café and Afternoon Adventures, Saturdays 12:30-5 p.m.; Trivia, Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Comedy events: Comedy Thunderdome, 1st Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Vermont Comedy Outlaws, 2nd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Movie Roast: 3rd Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Riffin’ with Brittain: 4th Saturdays, 8 p.m.; “The Beef,” 3rd Fridays, 8 p.m.

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Sundays and Tuesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 7-8:30p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury; Feb. 17 and 19, Mead Chapel, Middlebury. Conductor Jeff Rehbach, 443-5811; manager Mary Longey, 236-7933.

Middlebury Community Music Center student performance. First Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 N. Pleasant St.

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.

Music and dancing lessons in Cornwall. Fridays, 4-5 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Addison County Traumatic Brain Injury meeting in Bristol. Third Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m., Howden Hall, West St. More info contact Larry Buck at 802-349-7392

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bone Builders class in Middlebury. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inner Wave Silat in Middlebury. Mondays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Michael Bright, 802-377-5159. $2 gym fee plus $5 donation.

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

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

Meditation group in Middlebury. Sponsored by 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].

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

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous in Middlebury. Monday, noon. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi in the Park in Vergennes. Wednesdays, beginning July 10, 9:30-10:30, City Park.

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

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

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Beginners. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 15, 9-9:50 a.m. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Intermediate. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-10:50 a.m., Sept 10-Dec. 3, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Advanced. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Sept 12-Dec. 15, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi Sun Style 73 – Long Form. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

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

Tai Chi Sun Under the Dome, Fridays Jan. 4-25, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Vergennes.

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.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) support group in Bristol. 3rd Mondays, 5 p.m., Holley Hall, 1 South St.

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.

Vet to Vet. Middlebury. Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. The Turning Point Center, Creek Road.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

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

Middlebury: VFW, Exchange Street. Special noon meal on the first Friday of the month. 1-800-642-5119, ext. 1070. Free transportation: ACTR, 388-1946. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 1st Sunday of every month 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes with VT maple syrup, sausage with gravy and biscuits, corned beef hash, bacon, hash browns, eggs, toast, coffee and orange juice.

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

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

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

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

VFW Fish Fry in Middlebury. Third Friday, 5-7 p.m., except for Nov. and Dec. 2019. VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street. $11 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans’ programs.

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

 

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

Art on Main. 25 Main St., Bristol. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. 453-4032, [email protected] or artonmain.net. On exhibit: “HOME: A Community Art Show,” June 7-July 8.

ARTSight Gallery. 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. On exhibit: “The Art of Wood” May 3-June 27; “The Art of Water,” June 28-Aug. 27; The Art of Fire,” Aug. 30-Oct. 29.

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.

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site. 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10. On exhibit: “Salmon and People in a Changing World,” May-Oct; “A Brush with Nature: Artworks by Lillian Kennedy.”

Compass Music and Arts Center. 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On exhibit: “Lost Edges” Watercolors by Amanda Amend, Friday, May 10-June 30; “Carolyn Shattuck: “Into My Space,” July 12-Sept. 7.

 

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

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On Exhibit: “Natural Grace: Group Exhibition,” June 1-30. Homer Wells Mixed Media, July 1-31.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: “the Enduring Landscape: Solo Exhibition by Jim Westphalen,” June 1- 30. DUnacn Johnson Mixed Media July 1-31.

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

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

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. 1 Park St., Middlebury. Museum hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission: Adults $5; seniors $4.50; children 6-18 $3; families $12. Research Center admission: $5. Information: 388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org. On Exhibit: “Hidden Treasures,” begins May 1; “The Landscape Architecture Legacy Of Dan Kiley,” May 14- Sept. 1; “Briar Burl Sculptures by Andrew Marks”, June 10-Sept. 1; “Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform,” Sept 20-Dec.31.

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. May 26-Oct. On exhibit: “Steamboats of Lake Champlain,” May- Oct.

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.

Middlebury College Davis Family Library Atrium. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: Poetry On and Off the Page, though summer 2019.

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On exhibit: Advanced Studio Art Exhibition, May 9-May 15.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: “50 x 50: Collecting for the Middlebury College Museum of Art,” Jan 25-Aug. 11; “Being There: Photographs by James P. Blair,” May 24-Aug.11.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. May 26-Oct. 14, Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence. On exhibit: “Building Independence on Lake Champlain,” May 25-Oct. 13

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173.

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. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent. Open May-October and Sundays in February, noon-5 p.m., for Black History Month. On exhibit: Rokeby, July 16-Oct. 27; “Structure,” Aug. 24-Oct. 17.

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.

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

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

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

Town Hall Theater Jackson Gallery. Merchants Row, Middlebury. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 382-9222. On Exhibit: “Karla Van Vliet, mixed media drawing and Painting,” June 21-Aug. 4

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Ice Shan2ties: Fishing, People & Culture — Photographs by Federico Pardo; Interviews by the Vermont Folklife Center.” Feb. 15 –summer 2019. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964.

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

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

 

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Bixby Memorial Library. 258 Main St., Vergennes. 877-2211. Monday, 12:30-7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:30-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Art Studio with Linda Francis, Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Story hour Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Writing Group with Jay Dubberly, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Bridge Club, Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; First Friday free movies, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Free Family Movie night: Fourth Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m; Book Club 2nd Mondays, 7-8 p.m.; Beginner/intermediate Tai Chi, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Advanced Tai Chi, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.; Annual Book Sale, Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May through October.

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-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Childrens room closes 15 minutes earlier. Baby and toddler storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:25 a.m.; Preschool storytime, Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Library Explorers (K-3rd) storytime, Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Family storytime, Saturdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Youth Media Lab (grade 4 and up), Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Teen Advisory Group (grade 6 and up) Saturdays, check library for times. Technology help: Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon; Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fridays noon-2 p.m. Tai Chi for Arthritis; Mondays (basic) and Thursdays (advanced), 4-5 p.m. Otter Creek Poets; Thursdays, 1 p.m. First Wednesday lectures; first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. For a complete listing of ongoing and special children’s activities, visit ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

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.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning in Sept. Free walk-in computer help. Reel Film Fridays, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Book Group, Tuesdays, 1 p.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, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 3-6 p.m.; Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Story Time, Friday, 10:30 a.m.; Events listed at orwellfreelibrary.org.

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. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Lap-Sit Storytime and Playgroup: Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Dec. 7. Drop in crafts, Saturdays. 9 a.m.-noon.

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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