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Thursday, Aug. 15

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Thursday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Rick Barot will lecture on “The Face of the Beloved” at 9 a.m. Readings by Richie Hofmann, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich and Ana Menéndez at 4:15 p.m., and readings by Alexander Chee and Mary Szybist at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee hour. Meal served at noon of baked meatloaf, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, oatmeal bread, and tapioca pudding with peaches and cream. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

802 Reptiles in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Room, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Come meet Kevin and his family of reptiles. He will share his knowledge of reptiles with audience members and make even the most anxious participants comfortable. He will be bringing several snakes with him and likely a lizard as well. Pre-registration required online or at the library. For all ages. Kids under 8 must have an adult (16 years or older) with them. Free. Registration required. Questions? Contact Rachel Plant, [email protected] or 802-877-2211, or register at tinyurl.com/Bixby-802-reptiles.

Point CounterPoint concert in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 15, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. A concert by students at chamber music camp Point CounterPoint. Free and open to the public.

Open Farm in Starksboro. Thursday, Aug. 15, 4-8 p.m., Homestead Hops and Norris Sugarworks, 2951 Route 17. Stroll through towering hops, enjoy a great view, sample maple syrup, take a seat by the fire or wander up by the pond and as part of Vermont Open Farm Weekend. Hogback Mountain Brewing, Hired Hand Brewing Co., Foam Brewers, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids will be serving beer crafted with local ingredients, including hops grown at Homestead Hops. Food will be available. More info contact Kathleen Norris at 802-453-4753.

Open Farm in Monkton. Thursday, Aug. 15, 5-7 p.m., Last Resort Farm, 2246 Tyler Bridge Rd. Visit Last Resort Farm for a garlic braiding workshop and pizza dinner. Visitors may also take a free informal tour of the farm. Workshop $30 adults/$15 kids, includes all materials. Pizza cost TBD. More info contact Silas Doyle-Burr at 802-453-2847.

Cinema Italiano in Brandon. Thursday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The last of the free Italian film series is “Momma Roma” (with English subtitles). Join us for an evening of great entertainment and BYOB refreshments. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins promptly at 7 p.m.

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

 

Friday, Aug. 16

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Friday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Maud Casey, “Shhhhh, or the Sounds of Silence in Fiction,” at 9 a.m. Readings by Chip Cheek, Brad Felver, Shivanee Ramlochan and Ingrid Rojas Contreras at 4:15 p.m. Readings by Christina García and Matthew Olzmann at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

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

Age Well Porky’s Pavilion Picnic in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Porky’s, Route 7. Pavilion (behind the restaurant) opens at 10:45 a.m. No early birds, please. Music by Deuces Wild. Lunch of pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, roll, watermelon and cake will be served at noon. Bottled water and lemonade and milk by request. Advanced tickets only by Monday, Aug. 12. Call Michelle to arrange 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 388-2287 to inquire.

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

History Happens Here lecture in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Professor Glen Andres discusses the remarkable history of persons and events in Middlebury and Addison County from Revolutionary times onward that have had local, national and even significance in areas such as education, manufacturing, politics, abolitionism, conservation and same-sex marriage. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

BlueBrass performs in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Margie Bekoff plays a blue 32-string electric harp and Jim Morse plays a flugelhorn. (Thus, the name: BlueBrass.) Their repertoire consists of songs from the Great American Songbook, some pop tunes, some originals and some traditional Celtic songs. Free and open to the public.

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

 

Saturday, Aug. 17

Town-wide garage sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 17, locations around town. The Bridport Grange will be open with sale items, food, and bathrooms and renting space for anyone who would like to sell their wares. The Grange is also accepting donations of clean usable items that they can sell that weekend. Proceeds are used for community service projects. Continues Sunday. More info contact Debbie Ploof at 802-989-3237.

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Jericho Brown, “Faith in the Now: Some Notes on Poetry and Immortality,” at 9 a.m. Readings by Zalika Reid-Benta, Emily Jungmin Yoon and Liam Callanan at 4:15 p.m. Readings by Jennifer Grotz and Michael Parker at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

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

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

Diamond Island Regatta in Charlotte. Saturday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m., Point Bay Marina, 1402 Thompson’s Point Rd. An annual event sailed on Lake Champlain to benefit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburgh. This year’s race begins with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Point Bay, a captains’ meeting at 9:30 a.m., and the race at 11 a.m. Awards ceremony during dinner at 6 p.m. The race is free, and competitors can purchase tickets to the dinner for the RSYC member price. More info at rsyc.org/diamond-island-regatta.

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

Poetry reading in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m., Bundle, 60 Main St. The Ruth Stone Foundation hosts its first reading with poets Cassandra de Alba, GennaRose Nethercott and Chen Chen. The reading series poets both emerging and established and, when possible, pairs local authors with visiting writers RSF Poetry Workshop students. Hosted by poets Bianca Stone and Ben Pease. Free. More info contact [email protected].

Fire Department Chicken BBQ in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 17, 4:30-7 p.m., Ferrisburgh Fire Station, 3903 Route 7. Come experience Jerry’s famous recipe. Menu includes 1/2 chicken (adults, and seniors), 1/4 chicken for children, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, cookie and drinks. Rain or shine. Tickets $12 adults/$10 seniors/$6 children under 12.

Sip to Support Housing in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 17, 5-7 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits, 1197 Exchange St. Enjoy free samples, live music, games, light fare, silent auction and raffles for getaways. All proceeds go to benefit Addison County Community Trust’s affordable housing programs. Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door. More info at addisontrust.org/sip2support or call 802-877-2626 ext. 100.

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 18

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

Town-wide garage sale in Bridport. Sunday, Aug. 18, locations around town. The Bridport Grange will be open with sale items, food, and bathrooms and renting space for anyone who would like to sell their wares. The Grange is also accepting donations of clean usable items that they can sell that weekend. Proceeds are used for community service projects. More info contact Debbie Ploof at 802-989-3237.

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Sunday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Liam Callanan, “Invisible Characters, Black Holes, and the Astrophysics of Fiction: an Introduction” at 9 a.m. Reading by Special Guest Ilya Kaminsky at 1:30 p.m. Readings by Shara Lessley, Lauren Markham and Ravi Howard at 4:15 p.m. Readings by Rick Barot and Aminatta Forna at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Jam session 11-noon, music and dancing noon-5. Refreshments available. $3 donation. All fiddlers welcome.

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

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

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

Jenni Johnson Jazz in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Delight in Jenni’s smooth voice and unique style as she performs versatile renditions of American Jazz Classics. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

 

Monday, Aug. 19

Age Well senior luncheon in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 19, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, 8 Main St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice — always delicious. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

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

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Monday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m., 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Readings by Jesse Donaldson, Lauren Francis-Sharma and A. E. Stallings at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Matthew Olzmann, “A Room Within a Room: Imagined Interiors” at 9 a.m. Readings by R.O. Kwon, Dustin Pearson and Deepak Unnikrishnan at 4:15 p.m. Readings by Maud Casey and Vievee Francis at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. SASH Health Awareness program at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of BBQ chicken, sweet potatoes, baked beans, wheat bread and sliced apples. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is Heart Health with Gavin Noble, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology.

Vermont loons talk in Addison. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., conference room, Dead Creek Wildlife Management Headquarters, 966 Route 17. Eric Hanson, leader of the Vermont Loon Conservation Project will give a talk about Vermont’s growing loon population, and insights into their behavior. Free and open to the public. Preregistration required at register-ed.com/events/view/146655.

“The Elephant in the Room: How to painlessly declutter your living space” in Weybridge. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 7-8 p.m., Weybridge Church Hall, 2790 Weybridge Rd. Come learn the secrets to successful organizing. Author and nationally recognized organizing expert Porter Knight will share her tried-and-true techniques and send you home inspired to clear the clutter in your lives. Refreshments served. Free and open to all.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Ravi Howard, “Countermelodies: How Race and History Shape the Interior Voice” at 9 a.m. Readings by special guests Yusef Komunyakaa and Kevin Young at 1:30 p.m. Readings by Tyler Mills, Zeyn Joukhadar and Jennifer Finney Boylan at 4:15 p.m. Musical Program in the Barn at 8:30 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

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

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11:15 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open and TBA program at 11:15 a.m. Meal served at noon of cheese ravioli with meat sauce and parmesan cheese, green beans, biscuit, and melon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Mystery Readers book group in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market & Deli, 54 College St. Join in for smart, literary mysteries (none too gruesome), lively conversation and available snacks. In “The Colorado Kid” by Stephen King, a novice newspaperwoman gains insight into the nature of mystery itself when her journalism mentors tell her about a 25-year-old unsolved investigation involving a man found dead on an island off the coast of Maine.

Ladies Union Salad Supper in New Haven. Thursday Aug. 21, 6 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, town Hill Rd. Varieties of Salads, cold meats, rolls, deserts and beverages. Tickets adults $8/children 6-12 $4. More info call Carol at 802-453-5059.

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Thursday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Mary Szybist, “The Spell of Echo” at 9 a.m. Readings by Amy Bonnaffons, Liz Harmer and Michael Shewmaker at 4:15 p.m. Readings by Reyna Grande and Sally Keith at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of roast turkey, cheddar potatoes, baby carrots, cranberry sauce, wheat bread and date bar. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

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

 

Friday, Aug. 23

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

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference public offerings in Ripton. Friday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m., 4:15 p.m., and 8:15 p.m., Little Theater, Bread Loaf campus, Route 125. Lecture by Alexander Chee, “Point of View and Point of Telling in James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain” at 9 a.m. Readings by Matthew Lansburgh, Camille Rankine and Don Lee at 4:15 p.m. Readings by Jericho Brown and Christopher Castellani at 8:15 p.m. Free. Call to confirm day/times: 802-443-5286 through Aug. 13; 802-443-2700 after Aug. 13.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at noon of cranberry sage chicken, rice pilaf, peas and fruit cobbler. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Pop-Up Artist Market fundraiser in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 23, noon-7 p.m., Bundle, 60 Main St. As a benefit for the Middlebury Studio School this market will showcase the works of local artists. Painter Mary Lower will be offering portraits in the open space next to Town Hall Theater from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Middlebury Studio School.

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

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

 

Saturday, Aug, 24

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

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

Vergennes Day race in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m., 43 East St. Join the 38th Annual Vergennes Day Race featuring a 5K run, 10K run, 15K run, and 5K walk and help raise funds for Age Well. See registration site for details at runsignup.com/vergennesdayrace.

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

Children’s used book sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., City Park. Addison County Readers, sponsor of the pre-school book club Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Addison County, will hold this sale during Vergennes day festivities. Used books 3/$1, newer books $1 each.

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

“Sam’s Box: Conserving the History of Addison County” in Addison. Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., John Strong Mansion/Museum, 6656 VT Route 17. What is in the box of 18th- and 19th- century documents donated to Bixby Library and what is being done to conserve these valuable items? Talk given by Masha Harris, Director of the Bixby Library and Joy Minns, Trustee of the John Strong Mansion/Museum. Free and open to the public. There will be no admission for tours of the Mansion from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on that day.

Landscape architect Peter Vanderwarker in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m., Middlebury Town Offices, Main St. Peter Vanderwarker, a professional landscape and cityscape photographer headquartered in Boston, will give a talk on “When do Natural Landscapes Evoke Architectural Forms?” He will discuss the profession of and his approach to landscape photography as well as his award-winning career. Tickets $5 general public; Sheldon Museum members free.

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

Pig roast in Granville. Saturday, Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m., Moss Glen Grange Hall, 82 Post Office Hill Rd. Moss Glen Grange will host this pig roast with all the fixings. More info at 802-767-4600.

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

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

“The Greatest Night” in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Mahaney Arts Center present an exclusive first-look at VSO Awardee Jeremy Lee Mackenzie’s new short film, “The Greatest Night,” a documentary prequel to his 2018 short doc, “Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey.” The new film tells the story of J. Lee’s path from prison to filmmaking. Live accompaniment by the VSO and an original score by Middlebury professor and composer Matthew Taylor. Tickets $15/no charge to MNFF passholders, available at middfilmfest.org or at the door. Additional donations welcome.

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

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

Heron Fire with John and Peggy Rischel in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Hear folk, rock, country, comedy, blues, jazz and even a smattering of original material. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

Addison Town Historical Society picnic in West Addison. Sunday, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m., Bodette’s Grove, 7240 St. Route 17 W. There will be shelter in case of rain. Geoff and Sue Nelson will provide hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, rolls and condiments. RSVP by August 21 at [email protected] or 802-759-2399. Attendees should bring something to share for potluck, their own plates, cutlery, napkins, beverage and cup. Interesting artifacts are always welcome.

 

Monday, Aug. 26

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday Aug. 26, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. All veterans welcome to this monthly complimentary luncheon, serving those who have served. Come meet other veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free, open to all veterans and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

The Hub parents’ night in Bristol. Monday Aug. 26, TBD, The Hub, 110 Airport Dr. Parents are invited to come check out the space, eat some snacks, ask questions, and learn how to use the VR and play the games we are most commonly playing here at the Hub.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of BBQ meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat roll and an orange. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Rehab at Helen Porter: Our Successful Team Approach” with Karen L. Fromhold, M.D., Medical Director, Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Age Well senior luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11am until all are served. Menu includes soup of the day, sandwich of the day, coleslaw and dessert. 72 hours advanced notice required, call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

A Walk in their Shoes: Dementia Simulation in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Certified Dementia Practitioners guide you through the challenges of compromised vision, hearing and dexterity which all affect cognition. Free, open to the public and fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220 or [email protected].

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 29

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Lane. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of panko pork cutlet, white sauce, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, wheat bread and applesauce cake; bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. 72 hours advanced notice required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

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

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

Town-wide yard sale day breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Aug. 31, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Begin your day and fuel up for Shoreham’s town-wide yard sale. Menu includes blueberry pancakes, French toast, quiche, sausage, muffins, home fries, and beverages. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children/$20 families. Bring a non-perishable food item or a personal care product for the food shelf.

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

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

Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Gypsy Reel returns to play high energy stirring music rooted in Celtic traditions. Always a firm favorite at Brandon Music, this very popular group is known for creating major ‘electricity’ when they perform live. Concert tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

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

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

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “A Good Night Sleep Tips” with Michael Seaton, M.D., F.A.A.P., Pediatric Medicine.

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

Twist O’ Wool Guild meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., American Legion, 40 Wilson Rd. New members always welcome.

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

Fall rummage and food sale in Shoreham. Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Come for bargains in clothing and housewares as well as delicious food offerings. A special bag sale starts at noon.

White elephant sale in Weybridge. Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Weybridge Church, 2790 Weybridge Rd. A benefit for the restoration of the historic Weybridge Church Carriage Shed. Donate or shop. Declutter and donate your good quality unneeded treasures. Drop off dates Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-noon, and Friday, Sept. 6, 4-6 p.m. No clothes, electronics, appliances, or sporting goods. More info contact Arlinda A. Wickland, [email protected].

Harvest fair in Rochester. Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the park, Route 100, Rochester village. Live music, crafts, food, flower show, activities for kids. Donations welcome for local food shelf. More info contact Martha Slater at 802-767-3025.

“Pete’s Posse” trio in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Vermont’s own trad-roots power trio, composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé, Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite. Tickets adults $10/seniors and students $8

Moonlight starlight astronomy night in Hubbardton. Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30-11 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Take a deep look at the moon and night sky with members of the Green Mountain Astronomers, who bring their telescopes to share. Call 802-273-2282 to confirm program is on.

Beg, Steal or Borrow in Ripton. Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Route 125. The winners of three prestigious bluegrass band competitions (in Maine, Connecticut and New York), Beg, Steal or Borrow have been dubbed a “Triple Crown Bluegrass Band” by Bluegrass Today, Doors open at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. open mic followed by featured performers. Tickets $10 general admission/$15 *generous admission*/$3 kids under 12. More info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up call 802-388-9782 or [email protected].

Singer songwriter Steve Hartmann in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Experience the full sound and dynamic vocal range of Jericho resident Steve Hartmann. Hartmann is known for his unique sound, pristine vocals and engaging stage presence that draws you in and leaves you stunned. Tickets $20. Pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295 or [email protected].

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

Chicken and biscuit dinner in New Haven. Sunday, Sept. 8, sittings at noon and 1 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Adults $10/ 6-11 $5/ under 6 free. Take out available. Walk ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated. Call Betsy prior to 7 p.m. at 802-453-2724 for reservations.

“Brandon Has Talent” auditions in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. If you like to sing, dance, play an instrument or have a special talent, schedule a day and time to audition by calling 802-247-5420 or e-mailing Dennis at [email protected]. Talent Show is on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 

Monday, Sept. 9

“Brandon Has Talent” auditions in Brandon. Monday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. If you like to sing, dance, play an instrument or have a special talent, schedule a day and time to audition by calling 802-247-5420 or e-mailing Dennis at [email protected]. Talent Show is on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Happy Feet! Choosing Walking Shoes” with Peter Miller, D.P.M., Podiatry.

“Brandon Has Talent” auditions in Brandon. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. If you like to sing, dance, play an instrument or have a special talent, schedule a day and time to audition by calling 802-247-5420 or e-mailing Dennis at [email protected]. Talent Show is on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 

Friday, Sept. 13

Pianist William Ogmundson in Middlebury. Friday. Sept. 13, 2-3 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Ogmundson has performed all over North America, Europe (including the Vatican) and the Middle East. He is also an Emmy-nominated composer and has released nine piano CDs. Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, Sept 14

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

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

Green Mountain Bicycle Club ride in Northern Addison County/Chittenden County. Sunday, Sept. 15, meet at 7:30 a.m., Wheeler lot, Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington. Century Day – Three rides, all following the same route for the first 25 miles with a food stop in Bristol. The Metric Century is 62 miles (M) via Bristol and Vergennes. The full Century is 100 miles (S) traveling down to the Lake Champlain Bridge at Crown Point and returning through the Champlain Valley. Those looking for an extra challenge can do the Double Gap Century, which is 113 miles and includes the Middlebury and Appalachian gaps. More info contact leader Kevin Batson at 802-825-2618 or [email protected], or Metric Century Leader Phil Littler at 802-309-2464 or [email protected].

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” with Anna Benvenuto, M.D., Chief Medical Officer.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

Epic Little Folk Fest featuring Moira Smiley in New Haven. Friday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Tourterelle, 3629 Route 7. Moira Smiley brings her on-going international collaboration with Norwegian/Swedish quintet SVER to Tourterelle. A rare chance to see these globally sought-after young roots music innovators. Food truck, dancing and other special, local offerings to surprise you. All ages welcome. Tickets $25. More info at epiclittlefolkfest.bpt.me.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

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

Applefest breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, Sept. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Start Shoreham’s AppleFest weekend early with a generous breakfast of pancakes, French toast, quiche, sausage, muffins, home fries and beverages to set you up for the day. Tickets $8 adults/$4 children/$20 families. Bring a non-perishable food item or a personal care product for the food shelf.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 24 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Packing Healthy Lunches” with Kathleen Van De Weert, Registered Dietitian.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bistro, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Duquette and Ruane perform a repertoire of original songs and covers with polished musicianship and harmonies. Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

Children’s used book sale in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the green. Addison County Readers, sponsor of the pre-school book club Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Addison County, will be selling children’s used books during the Bristol Harvest Festival. Books 3/$1. Newer books $1 each.

 

Sunday, Sept.29

Jamaican hymn sing in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. A tradition since 1973, Jamaican friends who work in the local apple orchards gather each year for an evening of enthusiastic worship through song. A free will offering will be shared between the church and mission work in Jamaica.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 1 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Easy-to-Do Active Stretches” with Dayton Contois, Physical Therapist.

 

Friday, Oct. 4

Artist’s opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green, Merchants Row. A reception for a group exhibition featuring TJ Cunningham, and Helen Shulman.

Artist’s opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater at the Falls, Mill St. A reception for oil painter Ellen Granter’s solo exhibition.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Working Fitness into a Busy Day” with Kate Wagner, M.D., Porter Women’s Health.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

“Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 12, Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Quilters throughout the area will display their quilts in the Milk & Honey Quilter’s Guild guild’s fifth biennial show. Exhibits, appraisals, vendors, raffles and a fundraiser for Addison County Habitat for Humanity. Special exhibits of “Quilts of Valor” made for veterans and active duty service members. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com.

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

“Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey” in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 13, Middlebury Rec. Center, 154 Creek Rd. Quilters throughout the area will display their quilts in the Milk & Honey Quilter’s Guild guild’s fifth biennial show. Exhibits, appraisals, vendors, raffles and a fundraiser for Addison County Habitat for Humanity. Special exhibits of “Quilts of Valor” made for veterans and active duty service members. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Rise and Walk in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 15 5:15 p.m. meet at Mary Hogan Elementary School parking lot near the kiosk and ball field. Topic is “Setting Goals to Help You Succeed” with Sumra Harper-Deas, Registered Dietician.

 

Friday, Oct. 25

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

 

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