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Thursday, May 25

“The Dames” opening reception and gallery talk in Middlebury. Thursday, May 25, 4-7 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. A public reception and gallery talk to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of large format, color portraits paired with audio interview recordings featuring members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Vermont. Complementary, locally sourced food and drink. Gallery talk begins at 5:45 p.m.

Artist Kate Gridley in Middlebury.Thursday, May 25, 5:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row.Gridley will present “Gate to The Moon: Metaphor and Visual Symbolism,” exploring metaphor in visual images with a focus on her three new strands of still life work in paint and photography. For more info contact Edgewater on the Green at 802-989-7419, [email protected] or edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Author Sonja Yoerg in Middlebury.Thursday, May 25, 6:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Vermont author Yoerg will read from and discuss her latest novel, “All the Best People”.

“Death In The Wilderness, A Love Story”on screen in Salisbury. Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. The Salisbury Historical Society presents “Death In The Wilderness: A Love Story” written, produced and directed by Brandon resident Kevin Thornton. The updated and final edit is the story of Brandonite Frankie Davenport, and her long search for the body of her husband, George, who was fatally wounded in the Battle of The Wilderness on May 5, 1864. It is also the story of Brandon’s recovery from war. Presented in conjunction with the Salisbury Historical Society.

“The Healthcare Movie” on screen in Middlebury.Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room. This documentary tells the story of how the Canadian and U.S. healthcare systems, which originally had much in common, evolved very differently A discussion of the film’s relevance to Vermont will led by Deb Richter, M.D., following the film. More information, contact Ellen Oxfeld at 388-7214.

Stories You Should Know: Italian and German Folk Tales in Rochester. Thursday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Seven European folk tales will be performed by Ethan Bowen, artistic director of Bald Mountain Theater. Tickets $10. More info at Baldmountaintheater.org, 802-767-4800 or [email protected]. Continued on May 26, 27 and 28.

 

Friday, May 26

Benefit pizza bake in Ripton. Friday, May 26, 5-6:30 p.m. The Ripton community will hold a benefit pizza bake to support the Kerr Family. Pizza choices include: Cheese, $12; Pepperoni, $15; Veggie Special (mushroom, onion & pepper) $15. Gluten-free crust available. For more info or to place your order, contact Wendy Leeds at 802-388-2208 or [email protected]. Orders must be in by noon on May 26.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in New Haven. Friday, May 26, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. The first of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts.Bring a picnic and something to sit on.Rain or shine.Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or www.lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

Stories You Should Know: Italian and German Folk Tales in Rochester. Friday, May 26, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Seven European folk tales performed by Ethan Bowen. See May 25 listing for full details.

Senior Week Choir Concert in Middlebury. Friday, May 26, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts. The Middlebury College Choir’s annual performance, featuring the favorite repertoire of the members of the Class of 2017. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free. www.middlebury.edu/arts or 443-3168.

 

Saturday, May 27

Festival in the Greens — open house event at Spirit in Nature in Ripton.Saturday, May 27, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Spirit in Nature trail, Goshen Road. Come explore the paths and streams of this 70-acre forest and participate in a choice of contemplative walks, poetry exploration, zen drawing, dance, earth stories, and labyrinth walking. Noontime potluck. More info at www.spiritinnature.org.

Town-wideyardsalein Monkton.Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., MonktonFire House, 3747 State’s Prison Hollow Road and homes throughout Monkton. For More info contact Jamie Steadman at 802-338-6731 or [email protected].

Book & Plant Sale and Red Sox Raffle in Lincoln. Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln Library. Annual front porch book sale — accepting clean books in good in the library’s Community Room. Please check the box for mouse droppings. It’s best to deliver them to the Library during business hours. More info at www.lincolnlibraryvt.com. No textbooks, please. Plant donations needed. Accepting plants on the day before the sale. If you have plants you would like us to dig up, contact Sally Baldwin at 453-7231 or 802-233-0243. Be sure all plants are labeled.

Plant Book and Bake Sale in Orwell. Saturday May 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Orwell Free Library. Find annuals, perennials, delicious baked goods and loads of used books to purchase. All proceeds go directly to purchasing books and supplies for the Orwell Free Library.

Annual town-wide lawn sale in New Haven.Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Maps will be available beginning Wednesday, May 24, at the Town Office and Library, The Village Green Market, New Haven Jiffy Mart & New Haven Mobil. To be added to “The Map” call Suzy at 453-5978 by 8 p.m. on Monday, May 22.

Plant and bake sale in Brandon.Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 1 Carver St. Brandon-grown plants sale and bake sale along with lunch on the lawn of Fellowship Hall. Lunch of hot dogs on a roll with home made baked beans, coleslaw and chips will be for sale from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chronic disease management workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, May 27, 9:30 a.m.- noon, The Residence at Otter Creek. Free healthier living workshop for people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity or heart disease. Registration is required. Contact Connie Leach at 388-1220 or [email protected].

Studio grand opening in Vergennes. Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ross Sheehan Studio, 37 Green St., next door to Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewing. Part of the Vermont Open Studio Weekend. First 10 visitors during the opening receive a complimentary woodcut print.

Pottery Sale in Middlebury. Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Rte. 7 South. Held in conjunction with Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Pottery by: Kathy Clarke, Ken Martin, Su Shannon, local potters, studio assistants and students. Find pottery, cards, jewelry, paintings and some surprises. Funds raised will benefit the school.

Horseshoe Tournament in Bristol. Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., Sodbusters Horseshoe Club, 56 Airport Dr. Fundraiser for the Mount Abraham Field Hockey team. Check in: 9:30 a.m. $20 per player. All ages and abilities welcome. 50/50 Raffle, silent auction and refreshments. For more info contact Mike Brown at [email protected] or www.sodbustershorseshoeclub.com.

Artisan Blacksmith Open Studio in North Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Two Worlds Forge, 737 Quaker St. As part of the Vermont Crafts Council’s annual spring open studio event, Two Worlds Forge will be open to the public with forging demonstrations throughout the day.The forge is located in the red barn. More info at 802-734-4657 or [email protected].

Painting studio open house in New Haven.Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 653 Quarry Rd. Come and see works by painter Anne Cady as part of the Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio weekend. Refreshments served and children welcome.

Art opening reception in Bristol. Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m., Walkover Gallery. Opening for a retrospective of artist Grace Spring’s 50 years of work, including her clay sculptures, drawings, life-size papier-mâché sculptures, paintings and puppets. Exhibit runs from May 27 & 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.

Pig Roast in Granville. Saturday, May 27, 5-7 p.m., Moss Glen Grange Hall. Roasted pig with all the fixings. BBQ chicken option is available. Eat there or take out. RSVP. $10 Adult/$5 children under 10. Tickets available at Granville General Store. Limited $12 tickets at the door. More info at 767-4600 or 767-4345

“King Pede” card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 27, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community The socializing begins with a sandwich supper and then on to an evening of fun and card games. This is a great way to keep in touch with your neighbors and support our Grange – so all are welcome.

Astronomy star party and workshop in Hubbardton. Saturday, May 27, 7:30-10 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. The Green Mountain Astronomers hold an evening star party and workshop. Not only will they show you the stars but also help you with your personal telescopes, including how to use, collimate (adjust), and clean them. Inside program included. Bring your telescope. Call 802-273-2282 to confirm. Admission by donation.

Stories You Should Know: Italian and German Folk Tales in Rochester. Saturday, May 27, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Seven European folk tales performed by Ethan Bowen. See full details in May 25 listing.

 

Sunday, May 28

All-you-can-eat breakfast in Vergennes. May 28,7:30-10 a.m.,Masonic Lodge, 54 School St. Only $8 for eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, french toast, home fries, waffles, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, juice, coffee and tea. All are welcome. Proceeds support various local community needs and organizations.

Masonic Breakfast in Bridport.Sunday, May 28, 7:30-11 a.m., Bridport Community Hall. All-you-can-eat pancakes, plain and blueberry, French toast, sausage, bacon, eggs, home fries, coffee, juice, and fruit cup. Adults $8/Children $3, to benefit Masonic charities. More info: Jim Walker 802-758-2414 or Russ Buck 802-758-2685.

Annual town-wide lawn sale in New Haven.Sunday, May 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Maps will be available beginning Wednesday, May 24, at the Town Office and Library, Village Green Market, New Haven Jiffy Mart & New Haven Mobil. To be added to “The Map” call Suzy at 453-5978 by 8 p.m. on         Monday, May 22.

Studio grand opening in Vergennes. Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ross Sheehan Studio, 37 Green St., next door to Bar Antidote and Hired Hand Brewing.

Pottery Sale in Middlebury. Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7 South. Held in conjunction with Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Pottery by: Kathy Clarke, Ken Martin, Su Shannon, local potters, studio assistants and students. Find pottery, cards, jewelry, paintings and some surprises. Funds raised will benefit the school.

Artisan Blacksmith Open Studio in North Ferrisburgh. Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Two Worlds Forge, 737 Quaker St. As part of the Vermont Crafts Council’s annual spring open studio event, Two Worlds Forge will be open to the public with forging demonstrations throughout the day.The forge is located in the red barn. More info at 802-734-4657 or [email protected].

Painting studio open house in New Haven.Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 653 Quarry Rd. Come and see works by painter Anne Cady as part of the Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio weekend. Refreshments served and children welcome.

Last Train to Zinkov: David and Nate Gusakov in Middlebury. Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Road. This father and son duo will play cutting-edge acoustic folk — mindful of the heart, mindful of ancestry, mindful of life and death and joy; with strings, vocals, and original compositions, the Gusakovs (father and son) create music that reflects their love of Appalachian old-time, classical, gypsy jazz, and their own Eastern European roots. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. RSVP to Connie Leach at [email protected] or 802-388-1220.

Stories You Should Know: Italian and German Folk Tales in Rochester. Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Seven European folk tales performed by Ethan Bowen See full details in May 25 listing.

 

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day Parade in Middlebury. Monday, May 29, 9 a.m., downtown Middlebury.Annual Middlebury American Legion-sponsored parade down Main Street from the college, around the green to the war memorials monument in front of Town Hall Theater for a Memorial ceremony. To participate, call the Middlebury American Legion at 388-9311.

Memorial Day Parade in Vergennes. Monday, May 29, 11 a.m., Main St. Themed ‘Honor and Remember,’ the annual parade will include 11 marching bands, floats, fire engines and much more. American Legion Chicken Barbeque to follow. All are welcome.

Memorial Day Remembrance in Hubbardton. Monday, May 29, noon-12:15 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. At noon battlefield flags will be raised to full-mast and tribute paid at the battle monument to the soldiers of Hubbardton.

 

Wednesday, May 31

Spring into the Arts in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Artwork displays and performances by Addison Central School Distric students. Chorus performance at Middlebury Union High School at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info contact Jill Many at 802-382-1278.

Writing workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m., Ilsley Public Library Community Room. The Middlebury Chapter of the Burlington Writers Workshop will meet to read and comment on each others’ work in an MFA-style workshop. All writers in all genres are welcome. More info at www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/our-workshops/middlebury.

 

Thursday, June 1

Spring into the Arts in Middlebury.Thursday, June 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College. Artwork and dispalys by Addison Central School Distric students. Free and open to the public. For more info contact Jill Many at 802-382-1278.

Senior Meal in Bristol.Thursday, June 1, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol, 10 Park St. Bristol’s First Baptist Church will serve chicken, spaghetti, peas, coleslaw, oatmeal bread and butter, and rhubarb dessert. Suggested donation is $4. Call Nancy at 453-5276 to be on the list. Come early and meet with friends and make new ones.

Ron Powers in Brandon. Thursday, June 1, 6 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Powers gives a talk on his latest book “No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America.” Powers will also be signing his book. Free will donation. All funds go to the Brandon Library “Raise the Elevator” fund.

Twist O’ Wool spinning guild meeting in Middlebury.Thursday, June 1, 6 p.m., 49 Wilson Way. Middlebury. Potluck, followed by a business meeting and a spin-in. All are welcome. Questions call 802-453-5960.

 

Friday, June 2

Book discussion in Middlebury. Friday, June 2, 6-7 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Meet and discuss “What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours” by Helen Oyeyemi. Singles Book Club, for literary-minded singles, meets the second (or first occasionally) Friday of every month in the store.

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury. Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury, will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets are $55-$80 and available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

The Mantis! An Evening of Comedic Storytelling in Middlebury. Friday, June 2, 8-9:30 p.m. The Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Five comedic storytellers will be sharing stories based on the theme of “Lie, Cheat and Steal”. Free. Open to all. Contact Michael Ray Kingsbury at 802-779-5488 or [email protected].

 

Saturday, June 3

Tennis play day in Bristol. Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.–noon, Bristol Rec. Field Tennis Courts.Get your kids active and having fun with tennis. Equipment sized right for age and ability. Easy and welcoming Tennis games and activities, even if you’ve never held a racquet.Families and children of all ages and abilities welcome.Equipment provided.Free.

Traditional fish traps and spears workshop in Vergennes. Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon & 1-3 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Two workshops on techniques for making and using fish traps and fish spears based on research and talking with St. Regis Mohawk tribal elders. Workshop includes storytelling, demonstrations using pre-made traps and spears, and a walk to the lake to try out spearing fish decoys and checking fish. Included with museum admission Free for LCMM members, children 5 and under, veterans and their families. Information: www.lcmm.org or 802 475-2022.

Rhubarb Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, Duane Ct. Homemade rhubarb pies, sweets and savories for sale. Café openat 10:30, with a sandwich or salad lunch for $5, including a dessert of rhubarb crisp with whipped cream and choice of coffee, tea or lemonade. Call 388-8080 for information, or www.cvuus.org.

Age Well celebrates 40 years of Bridport seniors in Bridport.Saturday, June 3, 12:30-3 p.m., Bridport Community House. Annual raffle and silent auction featuring plants and flowers from Golden Russet Farm and gift certificates from area businesses. BBQ lunch by Pratt’s, country music by Eugene Charlebois and Friends. Proceeds benefit the Town Line First Response. Advance tickets required, suggested donation $5 if 60+, under 60, $6. More info: Michele Eastman at 802-377-1419 or [email protected].

National trails day hike into history in Orwell. Saturday, June 3, 2-3:30 p.m. Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd. Celebrate National Trail Day with this guided hike into history. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

Addison County Community Trust Sip to Support Housing in Middlebury.Saturday, June 3, 6-9 p.m., Woodchuck Cider House, 1321 Exchange St. Each ticket includes four free two-ounce cider samples, appetizers, live music, and raffle entry. A silent auction featuring donations from local vendors will be held as well. All proceeds, including $1 of every drink sold, benefit ACCT and support affordable housing in the county. Tickets: $12 prior to the event, $15 at the door. For more info contact Jubilee McGill at 802-877-2626 or [email protected].

Beatles For Sale in Brandon. Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. A New England-based Beatles tribute band committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles. Tickets: Adults $12, Seniors/Students/Military $10, at www.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Brandon-Town-Hall or at the door. More info at 802-247-5420.

Deb Brisson & the Hayburners in Brandon. Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

Low Lily on stage in Ripton.Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community House, Route 125. String and Vocal Trio Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique sound. Refreshments available. The Ripton Community House is wheelchair accessible but the bathrooms are not. Call ahead for a slot on the open mic list. Admission: $15 generous admission; $10 general admission; $3 for children. For more information: 388-9782. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 4

Local women’s business expo in Middlebury. Sunday, June 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Middlebury Town Gym, Creek Rd. Free and open to the public. Thirty-five local women showcase their businesses. Raffle included. More info contact Kellie Thomas at [email protected].

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury. Matinee, Sunday, June 4, 2:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets are $55-$80 and are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

Community Meal in Vergennes. Sunday, June 4, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 85 South Maple St. St Peter’s Church will be holding their Free Community meal, serving hamburgers and hot dogs, pasta salad, chips, pickles, beverages and dessert. Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, June 5

Express Care Grand Opening. Monday, June 5, 8:30 a.m., Collins Building, UVM Health Network, Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Dr. Grand opening & ribbon cutting. Attendees are invited to stop by to see the new space and help launch express care to the Addison County community.

“The Crucible” auditions in Middlebury. Monday, June 5, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to register.

Lake Champlain Archeological Project info session in Orwell. Tuesday June 6, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library. The South Champlain Historical Ecology Project, started in 2015 to investigate prehistoric Native American sites around the southern end of Lake Champlain, one of the most ecologically diverse and historically significant settings within the state of Vermont. Learn more about the project and how to volunteer. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, June 7

After school LEGO challenges in Shoreham. Wednesday, June 7, 2:45 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Work to complete the challenge before the time is up. A snack will be served. Ages 5 and up.

Labor historian talk in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk titled “What if Poor Women Ran the World?” Orleck is a professor of history at Dartmouth College.

“The Crucible” auditions in Middlebury. Monday, June 7, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to register.

 

Thursday, June 8

Lap-sit storytime in Shoreham. Thursday, June 8, 11 a.m., Platt Memorial Library. Enjoy the library before we’re open for an hour of literacy-rich playtime. Share stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. A great socialization opportunity for babies and toddlers in a low-stress environment. For ages 0-3 and their parents and caregivers.

Student recital in Middlebury. Thursday, June 8, 3:30 p.m., Community Room, Eastview at Middlebury.Alex Larrow will perform.

Bill Schubart in Middlebury.Thursday, June 8, 7-9 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Vermont columnist and social commentator Schubart will read from and discuss his new novel, “Lila and Theron.”

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury. Thursday, June 8, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets $55-$80 are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

 

Friday, June 9

Artist reception and wine tasting in Bristol. Friday, June 9, 4-6 p.m., Art on Main. Come and see Ginny Joyner’s work and sample six different wines. More info at 802-453-4032.

Opening art reception in Middlebury. Friday, June 9, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green. “The Color of Light”

Red Hot Juba on stage in New Haven. Friday, June 9, 6-8 p.m.,Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Swinging Jazz, soul and blues. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts.Bring a picnic and something to sit on.Rain or shine.Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or www.lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

Portrait of Christian Wolff in Salisbury. Friday, June 9, 8 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. New Music On the Point presents a portrait concert and on-stage conversation with the legendary composer Christian Wolff, the only remaining member of the revolutionary New York School of Composers and a Professor Emeritus of Dartmouth College. Performers will include luminaries of the contemporary music world, including the JACK Quartet, pianist Ursula Opens, Bent Frequency Duo, and percussionist Jan Williams.

 

Saturday, June 10

Vermont Days at State Parks. Saturday, June 10, Statewide. Bring the family to your choice of Vermont state parks (day use), fish at any Fish & Wildlife fishing access (no license required for the day), enjoy free entry at State Historic Sites and free admission to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, June 10, 7-9 a.m.,Otter View Park, intersection of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at the parking area. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. For more information call 388-6019 or 388-1007.

New England ReviewAnnual Gathering in Middlebury. Saturday, June 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 229, Axinn Center, Middlebury College. As part of Middlebury College Alumni Weekend, College alumni and faculty authors will gather to read from their stories, poems and essays.

Puccini’s “Il Trittico” in Middlebury. Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. Town Hall Theater. The Opera Company of Middlebury will stage a trio of one act operas by Giacomo Puccini. The cast will be directed by Douglas Anderson and the orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Michael Sakir. Tickets are $55-$80 and are available on line at www.townhalltheater.org, by telephone at 802-382-9222 or in person at the Town Hall Theater Box Office. Pre-performance talks one hour prior to curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. For further information, [email protected] or at the OCM web site www.ocmvermont.org.

“Voyage Of The Log People” performance in Brandon. Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. A new show from Drum Journeys Of Earth put together by Limbo Lounge, a world beat group made up of violin, key board, guitars, drums, drums, drums and newly added brass instruments, in combination with the West African Djembe Ensemble. Showcasing the log drum with Maori sticks and chants. Tickets: Adults $7. Seniors, Students & Military $5. Tickets available at the door.

Gypsy Reel on stage in Brandon. Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. A Celtic band that rocks, Gypsy Reelplays high energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. Last chance to see the full five-piece lineup before bassist, Silas Hamilton, heads off to Europe to live the traveling gypsy life. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info or reservations at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

 

Sunday, June 11

Vermont Days at State Parks. Sunday June 11, Statewide. Bring the family to your choice of Vermont state parks (day use), fish at any Fish & Wildlife fishing access (no license required for the day), enjoy free entry at State Historic Sites and free admission to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

 

Tuesday, June 13

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

 

Wednesday, June 14

Lecture on Cuba in Vergennes. Wednesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Tim Weed, of National Geographic, presents “A Playground for Empire: Historical Perspectives on Cuba and the U.S.A.” All are welcome.

Park bench dedication ceremony in Vergennes.Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m., Macdonough Park. The Seth Warner — Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the NSDAR has purchased a park bench in appreciation of our Vietnam Veterans. All Vietnam era veterans and the general public are invited to attend.

Book discussion in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 6-7 p.m., the Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Meet and discuss “Ties” by Domenico Starnone. Singles Book Club, for literary-minded singles, meets the second (or first occasionally) Friday of every month in the store.

Book club meeting in Bridport.Wednesday June 14, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department Conference Room, Crown Point Rd. at Short St. The Bridport Book Club final meeting of the season will discuss Chris Bohjalian’s “Sleepwalker” and pick books for fall. All interested Readers welcome. Call 758-2858 for more information.

Morton Feldman’s “Crippled Symmetry” in Brandon. Wednesday, June 14, 8 p.m., Compass Music and Art Center, 333 Jones Dr. A performance of Feldman’s 90-minute masterpiece, written in 1983 for a trio of flutes, vibraphone/glockenspiel and piano — a musical distillation of the abstract paintings of Mark Rothko and Persian rugs.

 

Thursday, June 15

The Color of Light — opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, June 9, 5-7 p.m. Edgewater on the Green, Merchants Row. Opening reception for the gallery’s featured exhibition for the month of June. Juried show.

“The History Of Hop Farming In Vermont,” in Bristol. Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society will host Starksboro native Kathleen Norris, who will discuss hop framing in Vermont Open to the public. Call Steve Ayotte at 453-7709 for details.

 

Friday, June 16

Hiroya Tsukamoto in Brandon. Friday, June 16, Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

 

Saturday, June 17

Pocock Rocks in Bristol. Saturday, June 17, 3-8 p.m., Downtown. The Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair returns. Live musical performances, specialty food and drink, kids activities and more. More info at 802-453-7378 or facebook.com/pocockrocks.

“Let’s Go Birding!” in Middlebury. Saturday, June 17, 9-11 a.m., Wright Park, Seymour St. Ext. Meet promptly at 9 a.m. for an all-ages guided walk for beginning birders along the Quest Trail, a spur off the Trail Around Middlebury. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours. Snacks! Family-friendly, but not for baby strollers. Co-sponsored by Otter Creek Audubon and Middlebury Area Land Trust. Free and open to the public. Weather questions? 802-989-7115.

Book, plant, and pie sale in Shoreham. Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library. Thousands of books — paperbacks and hardcovers, gently used and discards. Donated plants for your garden or flowerbeds. Rhubarb pie for sale served with tea or coffee. Rain or shine. Fundraiser for the Platt Memorial Library. Book prices by donation.

Little Citywide yard sale in Vergennes. Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on the green and locations around town. Dozens of yard sales with both businesses and residents participating.Official map will be available online at www.addisoncounty.com/little-city-yard-sale or at the information booth on the green. Rain or shine.

Craft show & silent auction benefit in Middlebury. Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Middlebury VFW. A benefit for 7-month-old Jase Allen and his family, Jase needs hernia and heart surgery in Boston. This benefit is to help raise funds to afford Jase’s surgeries. For more info, contact Lorraine Smith at 802-309-7918.

An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman: The Journal of Phebe Orvis in Middlebury. Saturday, June 17. 4-5:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, Main St. Join author Susan Oulette as she discusses her book on Orvis’ rare nineteenth-century journal. Presented with the Sheldon Museum.

W.C. Fields is “Running Wild” on screen in Brandon.Saturday, June 17, 7 pm., Brandon Town Hall. In this 1927 film Starring W.C. Fields in one of his best silent roles. Part of Brandon’s silent film and live music series.

Northern Third Piano Quartet in Brandon. Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

 

Sunday, June 18

Champlain Bridge ride in Vergennes.Sunday, June 18, 9:15 a.m., Vergennes Union High School, East parking lot, Monkton Rd. Two rides head out Lake Road and across the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. The 43-mile route stops at Crown Point while the 55-mile route makes a loop on the New York side through Port Henry. All riders must wear helmets and obey the rules of the road. More info contact leader John Bertelsen 802-864-0101 or [email protected] or co-leader and social ride leader Karla Ferrelli 802-864-0101 or [email protected].

MCMC final recital in Middlebury. Sunday. June 18, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, Merchants Row. Student of the Middlebury Community Music Center give their final recital for the year. Reception at 1 p.m. Performance at 2 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 21

Chicken BBQ in Bristol. Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-8 p.m. town green. In support of the Fourth of July festivities.

 

Friday, June 23

Junior fishing derby in Vergennes. Friday, June 23, 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Vergennes Falls basin. The 34th annual Vergennes Area Junior Fishing Derby, open to all kids ages 3-15. Demonstrations from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s Let’s Go Fishing Instructors, Lure Taping Seminars, and other educational opportunities for the young anglers. Free. More info contact Martha DeGraaf at 802-877-9986, [email protected], or www.vergennes.org.

Addison County Chamber of Commerce/Hannaford Career Center golf tourney in Middlebury. Friday, June 23, noon, Ralph Myhre Gold Course. The Chamber’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Noon shotgun start and an awards ceremony and light meal afterwards. Proceeds to benefit scholarships for four Hannaford Career Center students. More info [email protected].

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, June 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. The menu will include cold salads, bread and dessert. Come and bring your friends. Free.

Stone Cold Roosters on stage in New Haven. Friday, June 23,6-8 p.m.,Lincoln Peak Winery, 142 River Rd. Hillybilly funk and country. Part of the Winery’s free Friday night concerts.Bring a picnic and something to sit on.Rain or shine.Wine and food available for sale. More info at 802-388-7368 or www.lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

The Bixby Ball in Vergennes. Friday, June 23, 7-11 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library. The annual fundraising shindig returns to the Main Street library!

“A Night Of Comedy” on stage in Brandon. Friday, June 23, 8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.The Brandon Town Players will present their spring production, “A Night Of Comedy” in a Cabaret style. The performance will include comedy skits, short comedy radio shows and of course comedians. Reservations required. Tickets: Adults - $7. Seniors, Students, Military - $5. For more info contact Debbie at 802-345-3033.

 

Saturday, June 24

Vermont Sun Triathlon series in Salisbury. Saturday, June 24, Branbury State Park. Sprint and Olympic Distance races. For more info or to register visit www.vermontsuntriathalonseries.com.

Annual town-wide yard sale in Bristol. Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Over 30 locations, including Holley Hall and the Bristol Town Green.Maps will be available at downtown businesses and online at bristolrec.org.More info contact Bristol Rec. Dept. at 802-453-5885 or [email protected].

Junior fishing derby in Vergennes. Saturday, June 24, all day, Vergennes Falls basin. The 34th annual Vergennes Area Junior Fishing Derby, open to all kids ages 3-15. Demonstrations from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s Let’s Go Fishing Instructors, Lure Taping Seminars, and other educational opportunities for the young anglers. Free. More info contact Martha DeGraaf at 802-877-9986, [email protected], or www.vergennes.org.

Abenaki heritage weekend in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Get a Native perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Dancing, drumming, storytelling, craft and cooking demonstrations presented by members of Abenaki Tribes and families. The Native Arts Marketplace and exhibit opening celebration provide opportunities to meet some of the featured artists from the special exhibition “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage.” Organized by Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. More info: www.lcmm.org or 802 475-2022.

Addison County Amateur Radio Field Days in Addison. Saturday, June 24, 1-5 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17W. The Addison County Amateur Radio Association sets up a simulated emergency station, part of the nationwide field days, using only emergency power supplies to practice emergency communications with no reliance on phone systems, internet, or commercial power sources. How far can they reach? The public is welcome to watch and ask questions.

Cyndy Bittinger in Ripton. Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m., Ripton Community Church. Bittinger will give a talk, “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History: The Stories of Brave Vermont Women Who Did.” Sponsored by the Ripton Historical Society.

Student Recital in Middlebury. Saturday, June 24, 3:30 p.m., Community Room, Eastview at Middlebury.Nico Brayton will perform.

“A Night Of Comedy” on stage in Brandon. Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. The Brandon Town Players will present their spring production, “A Night Of Comedy” in a Cabaret style. The performance will include comedy skits, short comedy radio shows and of course comedians. Reservations required. Tickets: Adults $7. Seniors, Students & Military $5. For more info contact Debbie at 802-345-3033.

 

Sunday, June 25

Addison County Amateur Radio Field Days in Addison. Sunday, June 25, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Route 17 W. The Addison County Amateur Radio Association sets up a simulated emergency station, part of the nationwide field days, using only emergency power supplies to practice emergency communications with no reliance on phone systems, internet, or commercial power sources. How far can they reach? The public is welcome to watch and ask questions.

Abenaki heritage weekend in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Get a Native perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Dancing, drumming, storytelling, craft and cooking demonstrations presented by members of Abenaki Tribes and families. The Native Arts Marketplace and exhibit opening celebration provide opportunities to meet some of the featured artists from the special exhibition “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage.” Organized by Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. More info: www.lcmm.org or 802 475-2022.

Foodaroo in Middlebury. Sunday, June 25, 4-8 p.m., Marble Works. The state’s most talented culinary artisans and beverage makers join forces. From food trucks to brick-and-mortar operations, come sample creative, locally-sourced cuisine. Taste your way through a diversity of vendors while musicians, street performers, cooking competitions, dancers and more showcase the best of Vermont’s thriving maker movement. More info at www.middunderground.org.

 

Monday, June 26

Children’s Revolutionary morning camp in Orwell. Monday June 26–Wednesday June 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Mt. Independence Rd.Children will enjoy Revolutionary times learning about Mount Independence, with new hands-on activities, walks, and more. Ages 7 to 12. Limited space. Pre-registration required. Call 802-948-2000 for details. $80.

Historic jewelry lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday July 26, 3:30 p.m., Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. In “Adorning New England,” Sheldon Museum collections and exhibitions coordinator Joanne Flaherty will give an illustrated lecture telling stories behind some of Historic New England’s extensive jewelry collection. After the lecture, John Wallace of Autumn Gold will explain jewelry appraisal and antique jewelry evaluation. More info at 802-388-2117 or www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

 

Tuesday, June 27

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

 

Wednesday, June 28

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

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

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

 

Thursday, June 29

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

 

Friday, June 30

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

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

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

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. The opening concert of the 38th Summer Performance Series in Salisbury.

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

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

 

Saturday, July 1

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

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

Independence Day open house in Brandon. Saturday, July 1, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.Join us on the steps of the town hall to watch Brandon’s Independence Day parade. Cushions and chairs are available for your comfort. Tour the town hall and learn about the history of this National Historic site. The concession area will be open to sell cool drinks, snacks, hot dogs and more. Donations to help with the restoration and repair of the hall are accepted and appreciated.

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

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

 

Monday, July 3

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

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

 

Tuesday, July 4

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, July 5

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

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

 

Thursday, July 6

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

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

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 6, end of Basin Rd.The23rd annual four-day event. Spaghetti supper at 5 p.m., $10/person, followed by a classic country concert by Corey Zink and Country Line. Concert free with weekend ticket, others, $10. More info at [email protected] or www.basinbluegrassfestival.com.

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

 

Friday, July 7

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 7, end of Basin Rd.The23rd annual four-day event. Three-day advance tickets $50 by June 27, $60 at the gate, under 15, free. Admission $25 after 5 p.m. More info at [email protected] or www.basinbluegrassfestival.com.

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

O’Hanleigh in Salisbury. Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House. Vocal and instrumental music of Irish America. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series

 

Saturday, July 8

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, end of Basin Rd.The23rd annual four-day event. Three-day advance tickets $50 by June 27, $60 at the gate, under 15, free. Admission $25 after 5 p.m. More info at [email protected] or www.basinbluegrassfestival.com.

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

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

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

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

Carpenters tribute concert in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.Rutland native Sally Olsen will present her acclaimed “Carpenters Tribute Concert” with signature covers and hits by the Carpenters. Sally offers commentary on the history behind the Carpenter’s music, as well as Karen Carpenter’s rise to fame and her sudden death at the age of 32. Tickets: Adults $8. Seniors, Students & Military $6. Tickets available at the door.

Steven Kirby Quartet in Brandon. Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

 

Sunday, July 9

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 9, end of Basin Rd.The23rd annual four-day event. Pot-luck under the big tent at 6 p.m. Three-day advance tickets $50 by June 27, $60 at the gate, under 15, free. Admission $25 after 5 p.m. More info at [email protected] or www.basinbluegrassfestival.com.

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

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

 

Monday, July 10

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

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

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

Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore in Middlebury. Monday, July 19, 8:30 p.m., on the green. Grammy award winner who stretches musical boundaries. Part of Festival on-the-Green.

 

Tuesday, July 11

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, July 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, July 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Friday, July 14

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

Tai Chi Sun-Style 73 in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 1-2 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Facility, 154 Creek Rd. Open to anyone with experience in the 73. Free. Contact Susan Wallis at 453-5600 to register. First in a Friday afternoon summer series.

Tai Chi for beginners in Middlebury. Friday, July 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec. Facility, 154 Creek Rd. Intergenerational class for anyone 15 or older, with or without Tai Chi experience. Free. Contact Susan Wallis to register at 453-5600. First in a Friday afternoon summer series.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, July 15

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

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

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

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

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

John LaRouche Trio in Brandon. Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.

 

Sunday, July 16

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

 

Monday, July 17

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

 

Wednesday, July 19

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

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

 

Thursday, July 20

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

Jim Douglas in Bristol. Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society will host former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas to talk about his activities and thoughts since leaving the governorship. The public is encouraged to engage him in topics of current concern. Call Steve Ayotte at 453-7709 for details.

 

Friday, July 21

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

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

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

 

Saturday, July 22

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, July 23

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

 

Monday, July 24

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

 

Tuesday, July 25

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

 

Wednesday, July 26

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, July 27

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

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

 

Friday, July 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, July 29

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, July 30

Three Day Stampede in Bristol. Sunday, July 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreational Field. Annual giant yard sale, bake sale and silent auction to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Twenty tents full of everything under the sun. Stampede 5K at 8 a.m. $20.00 pre-registration fee, $25.00 on day of race. For More race info or to register contact Pam Laurent, [email protected], or [email protected] or call 802-453-5325. Silent Auction ends at 3 p.m. More info at www.threedaystampede.org.

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

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

 

Monday, July 31

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2

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

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

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

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

 

Friday, Aug. 4

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

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, August 5

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 6

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

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

 

Tuesday, Aug. 8

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 10

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

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

 

Friday, Aug. 11

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

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 12

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 13

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

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

 

Monday, Aug. 14

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

 

Tuesday, Aug. 15

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

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 16

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 17

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

 

Friday, Aug. 18

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

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

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 19

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 20

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 24

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

 

Friday, Aug. 25

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 26

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 27

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

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 30

An evening of local talent in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Part of the Brandon Summer Music series.

 

Friday, Sept. 1

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

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

Auditions for Brandon Has Talent in Brandon. Friday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. and Saturday, Sept. 2 from 2:00-4:00 pm If you like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent, don’t miss this opportunity to perform on your Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. To schedule an audition call 802-247-5420.

 

Saturday, Sept. 2

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

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

 

Sunday, Sept. 3

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 9

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

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

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

4th Annual “Brandon Has Talent” show in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Brandon town Hall. The Friends Of Brandon Town Hall host this fund raiser for the town hall, showcasing the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Come see your neighbors, friends, and family as they sing, dance and entertain you. Tickets available at the door: Adults $7. Seniors, Students & Military $5. Children 5 and under free.

 

Saturday, Sept 16

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

 

Thursday, Sept. 21

Creating a local brewing business in Bristol. Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West Street. The Bristol Historical Society hosts Bristol historian and native Kevin Hanson, who will discuss the realization of his dream — a local beer brewing business. Open to the public. Call Rick Desorda at 453-4767 for details.

 

Friday, Sept. 22

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

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

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 23

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

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

 

Sunday, Sept. 24

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

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 7

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 15

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

 

Thursday, Oct. 19

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 21

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

 

Friday, Oct. 27

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

 

Sunday, Nov. 12

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

 

 

Friday, Nov. 17

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

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Luke Concannon in Middlebury. Thursday, May 25, 8-10 p.m., 51 Main

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners. Friday, May 26, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Cooper and Lavoie in Middlebury. Friday, May 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 51 Main.

Phil Yates & the Affiliates in Middlebury. Friday, May 26, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Moose Crossing in Middlebury. Saturday, May 27, 8-10 p.m., 51 Main.

Robin Gottfried Band in Middlebury. Saturday, May 27, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Last Train to Zinkov in Middlebury. Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m.,The Residence at Otter Creek.

Beatles for Sale in Brandon. Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.,Brandon Town Hall.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Brandon. Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Low Lily in Ripton. Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Red Hot Juba in New Haven. Friday, June 9, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Portrait of Christian Wolff in Salisbury. Friday, June 9, 8 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church

Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

 

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Morton Feldman’s ‘Crippled Symmetry’ in Brandon. Wednesday, June 14, 8 p.m., Compass Music and Art Center.

Hiroya Tsukamoto in Brandon. Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Northern Third Piano Quartet in Brandon. Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Stone Cold Roosters in New Haven. Friday, June 23, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Dayve Huckett and guests in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 28, 6 p.m., new town park.

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

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

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

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

SPORTS

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

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

BINGO

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

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

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

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

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

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

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

BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester. 767-9670, and 245 Main St., Vergennes. www.bigtowngallery.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. 247-4956 or www.brandonartistsguild.com. On exhibit May 3 – June 27, Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving & Photography.”

Brandon Free Public Library, Brandon. 247-8230 or www.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. www.brandon.org or 247-6401. Open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through mid-October.

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

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

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

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site, 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10, 2016.

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. www.cmacvt.org. On exhibit May 5 – July 2: “Splash of Color.”

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or www.creativespacegallery.org. On exhibit March 24-May 14: “Glass Art: Molten Color and Frozen Forms.”

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

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

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

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

Gallery in-the-Field. 685 Arnold District Road, Brandon. 247-0145 or www.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 www.henrysheldonmuseum.org. June 13 – October 15, “Draw Me a Story, Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s book Illustrators/ Authors”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

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

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

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

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

Norton’s Gallery. Route 73, Shoreham. 948-2552 or www.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. www.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 www.vtphotoworkplace.com. On exhibit Feb. 1-March 3: “Composed.”

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

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

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

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

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

The Storm Café. 3 Mills St., Middlebury.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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