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INTREPID PARTICIPANTS IN the Vermont Gran Fondo will head out from Bristol on Saturday, Aug. 7, so watch out for cyclists if you’re heading over any of the local gaps: Brandon, Middlebury, Lincoln or Appalachian — that is, if you’re not riding. Independent file photo

YOU MAY SEE a Screech owl like this one when the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences Presents: Animals in Myth & Legend in Vergennes on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Bixby Library. Presenters from VINS will introduce you to these animals and tell their stories.

Thursday, July 29

Jaded Ravins and pizza in Goshen. Thursday, July 29, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Rd. Enjoy music and wood-fired pizza by the pond at Blueberry Hill. BYOB, a picnic blanket and your friends. $32 for music, as much pizza as you can eat, and lemonade and iced teas. Pizza served from 5 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. Register online at blueberryhillinn.com/pizza.

Carnival in Brandon. Thursday, July 29, 5 p.m.-Sunday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m., Estabrook Park. Four days of rides, food, basket raffle, music exhibits and vendors. Free parking, free admission and free entertainment. More info at brandon.org/event/brandon-carnival.

“Cape Fear” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, July 29, sunset, the big tent, Swift House Inn, Route 7 and Stewart Ln. MNFF’s “Sunset Series at Swift House Inn/Summer of Scorsese” continues with this film starring Scorsese fixture and muse Robert DeNiro, Academy Award nominee for “Best Actor” for this film. Screenings will begin at sunset, and prior to each screening, Swift House Inn will offer tasty picnic dinners and drinks (starting at 6:30 p.m.) from its own Jessica’s Restaurant. More info at middfilmfest.org/sunset-series.

 

Friday, July 30

American Red Cross blood donation in New Haven. Friday, July 30, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Town Hall, 78 North St. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types, especially type O and those giving platelets, are urged to make an appointment to give now. Help stock the shelves for the rest of the summer season. Schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Sheldon Museum summer exhibits reception in Middlebury. Friday, July 30, 5-7 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park St. Come to a reception for “Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective” featuring 24 photographs by Addison Independent photographer Trent Campbell; “Kate Pond From the Heart: A Sculptor’s Process” including sculpture maquettes, artist’s journals, and three new sculptures in the Sheldon’s garden; and “Henry at 200: Collector, Museum Founder & More,” celebrating Sheldon’s collecting passions that led to one of the most comprehensive but little-known historical collections in all New England. More info at henrysheldonmuseum.org or 802-388-2117. Carnival in Brandon. Thursday, July 29, 5 p.m.-Sunday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m.

Food distribution in Bristol. Friday, July 30, 5-6 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Have A Heart food shelf will distribute food to those in need. Curb-side pick-up only. Unvaccinated people need to mask. Newcomers always welcome. No sign up — just show up. See you there.

Carnival in Brandon. Thursday, July 29, 5 p.m.-Sunday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m., Estabrook Park.

“Linda Radtke, A Celebration of Women’s Suffrage in Song” in Salisbury. Friday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, under the tent, 753 Maple St. Part of Salisbury’s 41st Summer Performance Series. Non-vaccinated guests are being asked to wear a mask. Free-will donations appreciated. Co-sponsored by Salisbury Historical Society and the Vermont Humanities Council. Concert inside meetinghouse if bad weather.

Bald Mountain Theater performance of “There Once Was…” in Rochester. Friday, July 30, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. In its annual series the company explore stories from Japan, featuring a jellyfish that tries to save the princess, a man who falls in love with a willow tree, a sword-fighting warrior’s disgrace, and more. What they have in common is the unique vibrancy of Japanese folklore. Expect the unexpected. Featuring seven stories, seven actors, one musician and no rules. Seating limited to 30. $10 tickets sold at the door. Reservation required — go to baldmountaintheater.org for more information.

 

Saturday, July 31

Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church on the green. As the community is just reemerging from COVID restrictions, Peasant Market will be a bit smaller than usual and every booth will be outside. There is still the promise of fabulous deals on jewelry, toys, sporting goods, garden accessories, plants, household goods, linens, antiques, and collectibles. No books or clothing this year.

Let’s Go Fishing clinic in Vergennes. Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Macdonough Park. In addition to learning fishing skills, attendees will learn about fishing regulations, water ecology and Vermont’s fish population. Taught by volunteer instructors on behalf of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife. For 8-12-year-olds. All fishing equipment is provided. Free. Registration required. Call the library at 802-877-2211 or email Melanie.cote@bixbylibrary.org to reserve a spot.

 “The Sound of 1776” living history event in Ticonderoga, N.Y. Saturday, July 31-Sunday, Aug. 1, Fort Ticonderoga, 102 Fort Ti Rd. Through musical concerts, living history vignettes, and thrilling weapon demonstrations, discover the story of the Northern Continental Army, which rebuilt itself at Ticonderoga beginning in July 1776.

Carnival in Brandon. Thursday, July 29, 5 p.m.-Sunday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m., Estabrook Park.

L.C. Jazz Band performs in Brandon. Saturday, July 31, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, Conant Sq. This 17-piece volunteer Big Swing Band favorite, returns for another night of music, singing & dancing. They play fantastic music, support music education through scholarships and have a lot of fun. All tickets, $5.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble plays in Salisbury. Saturday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, 753 Maple St. Part of Salisbury’s 41st Summer Performance Series. Non-vaccinated guests are being asked to wear a mask. Free-will donations appreciated.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble plays in Salisbury. Saturday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, 753 Maple St. Part of Salisbury’s 41st Summer Performance Series. Non-vaccinated guests are being asked to wear a mask. Free-will donations appreciated.

Bald Mountain Theater performance of “There Once Was…” in Rochester. Saturday, July 31, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. In its annual series the company explore stories from Japan, featuring a jellyfish that tries to save the princess, a man who falls in love with a willow tree, a sword-fighting warrior’s disgrace, and more. What they have in common is the unique vibrancy of Japanese folklore. Expect the unexpected. Featuring seven stories, seven actors, one musician and no rules. Seating limited to 30. $10 tickets sold at the door. Reservation required — go to baldmountaintheater.org for more information.

The Great Brandon Auction — inside again in Brandon. July 31-Aug. 7, 10 Center St. Check out this eight-day inside auction sales event. There will be various ways to purchase items in the auction. All items will be handled through a silent auction, where bidders keep track of items they’re interested in and update their bids on a regular basis. But all merchandise will also have a “Buy It Now” amount listed so the item can be purchased immediately. Donations always appreciated. Contact at info@brandon.org or call 802-247-6401 for more info.

 

Sunday, Aug. 1

Green Mountain Club hike in Buel’s Gore. Sunday, Aug. 1, Stark’s Nest from Appalachian Gap. Moderately strenuous 5-mile hike in and out, with 1,267-ft. elevation gain. Conducted in accordance with statewide GMC COVID-19 guidelines. Limited to 10 participants. For details and to register, contact leader Morris Earle at morrisearle@gmail.com or 802-734-0984. Well-mannered dogs on leash welcome. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Carnival in Brandon. Thursday, July 29, 5 p.m.-Sunday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m., Estabrook Park.

Blast from the Past: Historic Clock and Watches in Addison. Sunday, Aug. 1, noon-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members will be in residence on the Chimney Point porch to keep time and talk with you about the history of your clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring your old clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces. Clock repair demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Be prepared to practice social distancing and wear facial masks.

Bald Mountain Theater performance of “There Once Was…” in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. In its annual series the company explore stories from Japan, featuring a jellyfish that tries to save the princess, a man who falls in love with a willow tree, a sword-fighting warrior’s disgrace, and more. What they have in common is the unique vibrancy of Japanese folklore. Expect the unexpected. Featuring seven stories, seven actors, one musician and no rules. Seating limited to 30. $10 tickets sold at the door. Reservation required — go to baldmountaintheater.org for more information.

 

Monday, Aug. 2

“We are Water Protectors” story walk in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m., Old Dump Trail of Bristol Trail Network. The Bristol Trail Network (BTN) and the Lawrence Memorial Library are inviting families on weekly guided StoryWalks along the Bristol Trail Network! Families are welcome to come for the guided walks or at any time during the two weeks each book is up. Park at Mt Abe high school.

KeruBo on stage in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., town green. The Festival on-the-Green returns. KeruBo is a dynamic ensemble playing gospel, blues and Afro-jazz fronted by Kenyan-born music artist KeruBo. Free. Events are held rain or shine under a tent on the Middlebury Village Green. Info: 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

City band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., city green bandstand. The all-volunteer Vergennes City Band hosts its weekly summer concerts in the park Monday evenings through Aug. 23. All are welcome. Instrumentalists of all ages are welcome to join, with specially need for wind and percussion players. More information: please email vergennescityband@gmail.com or call Sue O’Daniel at 802-349-5906.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 3

American Red Cross blood donation in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Middlebury EMS Building, 55 Collins Dr. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise — and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. There is an emergency need for donors to give now to ensure blood is on hospital shelves when patients need it. Those who come to donate Aug. 1-15 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to the sold-out 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Ethnographic Learning with K-12 students virtual discussion. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 3-4 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. The first of three virtual ethnographic presentations features two educators’ experiences designing audio projects and multimedia storytelling in the classroom setting. Sarah Keener (Hazen Union School) and Katie Wyndorf (Edmunds Middle School) will reflect on ethnographic approaches to learning and how this promotes key transferable skills for students. Free and open to the public. Visit vtfolklife.org/events for a full schedule and description and how to register.

The Paul Asbell Quintet on stage in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., town green. Middlebury’s Festival on-the-Green continues with a genre-blurring, virtuosic waltz through the deep heritage of American folklore. Free. Events are held rain or shine under a tent on the Middlebury Village Green. Info: 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Elizabeth Gonzalez with Mona at Sea in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St.. Details to come. Vermont Book shop is planning for a virtual event but will do this in person if circumstances allow. More info at vermontbookshop.com.

Virtual Star Wars trivia night. Tuesday, Aug. 3, Zoom. Join Big Guys Entertainment and the Ilsley Public Library for the most fun you’ll have this side of the galaxy in our virtual Stars Wars Trivia Night. Play in a team or fly (Han) solo. Use this link: tinyurl.com/Star-Wars-trivia-Ilsley or email kathryn.laliberte@ilsleypubliclibrary.org to participate.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 4

VINS Presents: Animals in Myth & Legend in Vergennes. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. How did Snake lose her legs? Why does Owl fly only at night? How did Turtle fly south for the winter? Presenters from the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences will introduce you to these animals and tell their stories. Come meet these amazing animals and learn about the adaptations they have to help them survive. Free. More info contact Melanie Cote at melanie.cote@bixbylibrary.org, 802-877-2211, or at bixbylibrary.org/event/vins-presents-animals-in-myth-legend.

Age Well Grab-N-Go meal pick-up in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug 4, 11:30 a.m., VFW 530 Exchange St. Loop around the parking lot to the check in spot. Stay in your car. Do not drive through the Farmer’s Market. Meal includes pork chop with gravy, hash brown potatoes with cheddar cheese, green and cannellini bean mix, wheat roll, strawberry shortcake and milk. Advanced reservations only! Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and over. All meal recipients must register with Age Well. Forms available at the meal pick up. One meal per person. At this time there is no suggested donation. Call Tri-Valley Transit (TVT) at 802-388-2287 for a ride or a meal delivery. TVT requires a minimum 48-hour notice.

Blues Without Borders in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon’s Music at the Riverbend is back and in the new pavilion. Come hear this rocking blues band from the Champlain Valley. Free.

Treetop Mansion on stage in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., town green. Middlebury’s Festival on-the-Green continues with the latest project of Clint Bierman and Peter Day of Grift fame with music that is “as addictive as Vermont’s best-known maple export.” Free. Events are held rain or shine under a tent on the Middlebury Village Green. Info: 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

“A Salisbury War Hero” presentation in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, 753 Maple St. Salisbury Historical Society’s Barry Whitney will give this presentation inside the meetinghouse.

Town band performance in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., town green bandstand. The Bristol Town Band hosts its weekly summer concerts on the park each Wednesday night through Sept. 1. All are welcome.

 

Thursday, Aug. 5

Gallery talk in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 5, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Photographer Trent Campbell will share stories about the photographs included in the Sheldon’s current exhibit “Faces of Addison County: A Trent Campbell Retrospective” and talk about his career with the Addison Independent. Angelo Lynn, Editor/Publisher of the Addison County Independent, will highlight Campbell’s contributions and accomplishments as the photographer for the paper for over two decades. Free with museum admission. Registration required, online at henrysheldonmuseum.org or call 802-388-2117.

Beg, Steal or Borrow in concert in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m., town green. Vermont’s hottest new bluegrass band with tight vocal harmony, intricate instrumental arrangements and rhythmic drive takes the stage at the Festival on-the-Green. Free. Events are held rain or shine under a tent on the Middlebury Village Green. Info: 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

“Goodfellas” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 5, sunset, the big tent, Swift House Inn, Route 7 and Stewart Ln. MNFF’s final film of its “Sunset Series at Swift House Inn/Summer of Scorsese” continues with this film starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, who won the Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for this film. Screenings will begin at sunset, and prior to each screening, Swift House Inn will offer tasty picnic dinners and drinks (starting at 6:30 p.m.) from its own Jessica’s Restaurant. More info at middfilmfest.org/sunset-series.

 

Friday, Aug. 6

Green Mountain Club hike in the Adirondacks. Friday, Aug. 6, Hurricane Mountain firetower. Steep, strenuous hike of 2.5 miles up and return. Limited to 10 participants. For details and to register, call or email leader Ellen Cronan at 908-595-2926 or ecronana@yahoo.com. Well-mannered dogs welcome. More info at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Vermont Folklife Center virtual Archives visit. Friday, Aug. 6, 3-4 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. VFC associate director and archivist Andy Kolovos will provide an inside view of the Folklife Center’s Archive on a Virtual Tour that will showcase how oral history and ethnographic collections influence past and present VFC projects and community-driven studies. Free and open to the public. Visit vtfolklife.org/events for a full schedule and description and how to register.

Low Lily in concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., town green. Come hear this American folk/harmony string trio with deftly understated virtuosity, tight arrangements, freshness of sound, and clarity of musical vision in the final performance of this year’s Festival on-the-Green. Free. Events are held rain or shine under a tent on the Middlebury Village Green. Info: 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

 

Saturday, Aug. 7

Vermont Gran Fondo in Bristol and surrounds. Saturday, Aug. 7, beginning 4:30 a.m., meet at Bristol Rec Park, Airport Rd. Road cycling over Addison County mountain gaps: Appalachian, Middlebury, Lincoln. Choose from three courses. Details at vermontgranfondo.com.

Used book sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Town Office plaza, Main St. The Friends of the Ilsley Library’s monthly used book sales to raise money for library programs are resuming. This first book sale consists of “special books” individually priced, many of them about Vermont or by Vermont authors, plus a wide range of fiction (including mysteries). Since this first sale is outdoors, it will not happen if the weather is too bad. All are welcome.

Bingo in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Bingo starts at 6 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. All cash prizes, 50/50 raffle. Refreshments sold. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Cemetery Committee to benefit the on-going efforts for cemetery improvements.

Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra pops concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., Marble Works riverfront park. Bring your picnics, blankets and chairs and enjoy a Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) Pops Concert, featuring 40 orchestra members. Free.

 “Wild Orchids” silent film screening in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, Conant Sq. A steamy romantic thriller starring Greta Garbo just in time for the humid doldrums of summer. Jeff Rapsis plays live music to accompany the film. Free, but donations are encouraged. Brandon Town Hall will follow all COVID-19 safety recommendations. Face coverings will be required, social distancing will be observed, and capacity limits will be observed. For more details on safety precautions, visit brandontownhall.com.

 

Sunday, Aug. 8

Green Mountain Club picnic in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 8, Kingsland Bay State Park. A late morning to mid-afternoon gathering to share food and conversation, with options for hikes, bike rides, paddling and swimming. Bring your own food and any equipment needed (kayak rentals not available this summer). Conducted in accordance with statewide GMC COVID-19 guidelines. For details and to register, contact leader David Andrews at 802-388-4894 or vtrevda@yahoo.com. Park fee or senior passport needed for admission. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Bear Basics” in Ferrisbrugh. Sunday, Aug. 8, 3 p.m., Button Bay State Park. Join visiting wildlife biologist and PhD student Caitlin Drasher for an all-ages presentation about bears. Limited seating available; feel free to bring a camp chair. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. Meet at the activity area, directly behind the basketball hoop near the picnic shelter. Free with park admission.

 

Monday, Aug. 9

City band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., city green bandstand. The all-volunteer Vergennes City Band hosts its weekly summer concerts in the park Monday evenings through Aug. 23. All are welcome. Instrumentalists of all ages are welcome to join, with specially need for wind and percussion players. More information: please email vergennescityband@gmail.com or call Sue O’Daniel at 802-349-5906.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 10

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 10-Saturday, Aug. 14, Field Days Rd. The fair is back! Show events, rides, tractor pulls, demo derby, exhibits, and more. Any free passes the 2020 fair will we honored this year. More info and schedule of events at addisoncountyfielddays.com.

“Community Collaboration and Traditional Arts: A Project from Burlington’s Old North End” virtual presentation. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 3-4 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. Learn about one musician’s experience collaborating with traditional artists to create cultural enrichment and sustainability for the Old North End neighborhood and beyond. Featuring Brian Perkins and collaborators. Free and open to the public. Visit vtfolklife.org/events for a full schedule and description and how to register.

 “The Birth and Re-Birth of the Sheldon Museum” with David Stameshkin. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park St., Middlebury. David Stameshkin, the author of a two-volume history of Middlebury College, is writing a history of the Sheldon in connection with the celebration of Henry’s 200th birthday this year. Come hear what he has to say about Henry Sheldon’s dream and how it came to fruition. Donations welcome. Advance reservations required at henrysheldonmuseum.org. Library. More info at Sheldon’s website or 802-388-2117.

Book launch for “Bitter Magic” by Nancy Hayes Kilgore in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Planned virtual event. Will change to public event, if circumstances allow. Nancy Hayes Kilgore, winner of the Vermont Writers Prize, author of two previous novels, presents her new novel, “Bitter Magic,” based on the life of Isobel Gowdie, who confessed to witchcraft in Scotland in 1662. More info at vermontbookshop.com.

Rehab Roadhouse in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., Addison County Fair & Field Days, Field Days Rd. The Ex-Boyfriends will open the show at 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Age Well Grab-N-Go meal pick-up in Vergennes. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 10:45-11:15 a.m., St. Peter’s Parish, 85 S. Maple St. Loop around the parking lot to the check in spot. Stay in your car. Meal will be put in your back seat or trunk. Menu of beef stroganoff over egg noodles, spinach, muffin, fresh fruit salad and milk. Advanced reservations only! Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and over. All meal recipients must register with Age Well. Forms available at meal pick up. One meal per person. At this time there is no suggested donation. Call Tri-Valley Transit (TVT) at 802-388-2287 if you need a ride or a meal delivery. TVT requires a minimum 48-hour notice.

“We are Water Protectors” story walk in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m., Old Dump Trail of Bristol Trail Network. The Bristol Trail Network (BTN) and the Lawrence Memorial Library are inviting families on weekly guided StoryWalks along the Bristol Trail Network! Families are welcome to come for the guided walks or at any time during the two weeks each book is up. Park at Mt Abe high school.

Piano Night with Tim Guiles & Friends in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon’s Music at the Riverbend is back and in the new pavilion. An evening of classical, jazz, show tunes and contemporary piano music. Free.

“Lake Dunmore Hotels” presentation in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, 753 Maple St. Salisbury Historical Society’s Bill Powers will give this presentation inside the meetinghouse.

Town band performance in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7-8:30 p.m., town green bandstand. The Bristol Town Band hosts its weekly summer concerts on the park each Wednesday night through Sept. 1. All are welcome.

Michelle Fay Band in New Haven. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., Addison County Fair & Field Days, Field Days Rd.

Virtual Yoga Philosophy class. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library. Join Prem Prakash for virtual exploration and discussion on topics such as: yoga texts, guided meditation, pranayama, chakras and more. More info and registration contact renee.ursitti@ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 12

O’hAnleigh in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m., Addison County Fair & Field Days, Field Days Rd. Midnight Ramblers will open at 7 p.m.

 

Friday, Aug. 13

“VT Untapped, Ethnography and Podcasting” virtual presentation. Friday, Aug. 13, 3-4 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. The producers of VFC’s podcast “VT Untapped” will discuss the process of making archival material come alive and creating relevance for the present-day. Free and open to the public. Visit vtfolklife.org/events or email info@vermontfolklifecenter.org for a full schedule and description and how to register.

Whiskey & Wine in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Addison County Fair & Field Days, Field Days Rd.

Music from Point Counterpoint, Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, 753 Maple St. Part of Salisbury’s 41st Summer Performance Series. Non-vaccinated guests are being asked to wear a mask. Free-will donations appreciated.

 

Saturday, Aug. 14

Jamie Lee Thurston in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m., Addison County Fair & Field Days, Field Days Rd. Aaron Audet opens at 6 p.m.

 

Sunday, Aug. 15

Triathlons in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 15, Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. The Lake Dunmore Triathlon covers a 0.9-mile swim, 28-mile bike & 6.2 mile run. The Vermont Sun Triathlon includes a 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike & 3.1-mile run. Pre-registration/bib pick up, 6:25-7:45 a.m., races begin at 8:30 a.m. More info at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

Henry Sheldon’s 200th birthday party in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Henry Sheldon Museum, One Park St. The community is invited to a bash to celebrate Henry’s 200th birthday. Try your hand at sidewalk chalk art demonstrated by local artists and enjoy music in Cannon Park and the Sheldon’s garden, play kids’ games, and go on a museum scavenger hunt. Food trucks will be selling a variety of culinary treats and birthday desserts. Park Street will be closed for the festivities. More info at henrysheldonmuseum.org or 802-388-2117.

Tsunamibots in Bristol. Sunday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m.,  Bristol Rec Field pavilion, Airport Rd. Come, bring a picnic, enjoy the music, summertime, and a safe community.

“Then Until Now” chamber music performance in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 15, 4 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester, 15 N. Main St. The Rochester Chamber Music Society continues their 27th season with works by Bach, Schubert, Arvo Pärt. Featuring Mary Rowel, violin, and Cynthia Huard, piano. More info at rcmsvt.org or 802-767-9234.

 

Monday, Aug. 16

Green Mountain Club hike in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 16, Bristol Trail Network. Morning hike. Boots and poles suggested. Plan for 2.5 hours for the almost 3 mile section around Bristol’s historic areas. Total elevation gain is under 100 feet. Take-out options for lunch in Bristol afterward. Conducted in accordance with statewide GMC COVID-19 guidelines. Limited to 10 participants. For details and pre-register, contact leader Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com, 860-214-4180 or co-leader Porter Knight at knight@gmavt.net, 802-343-3920. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

City band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., city green bandstand. The all-volunteer Vergennes City Band hosts its weekly summer concerts in the park Monday evenings through Aug. 23. All are welcome.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Storytime and sing-along in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. The Bixby Library and Rokeby Museum host this storytime and sing-along about indigenous heritage outside among Rokeby’s farm buildings. Intended for elementary school-age students, but all ages are welcome. Parents are encouraged to bring blankets and/or chairs. Indoor location available in case of rain. No pre-registration required. Admission to the Rokeby is free on Tuesdays after 1 p.m. Come early and explore the Rokeby’s hiking trails and its storywalk collaboration on the grounds.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Age Well Grab-N-Go meal pick-up in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug 18, 11:30 a.m., VFW 530 Exchange St. Loop around the parking lot to the check in spot. Stay in your car. Do not drive through the Farmer’s Market. Cheese ravioli, meatballs, broccoli florets, garlic roll, oatmeal cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only! Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and over. All meal recipients must register with Age Well. Forms available at the meal pick up. One meal per person. At this time there is no suggested donation. Call Tri-Valley Transit (TVT) at 802-388-2287 for ride or meal delivery. TVT requires a minimum 48-hour notice.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon’s Music at the Riverbend is back and in the new pavilion. Come hear Vermont’s high-energy big band.

Town band performance in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., town green bandstand. The Bristol Town Band hosts its weekly summer concerts on the park each Wednesday night through Sept. 1. All are welcome.

 

Thursday, Aug. 19

Age Well and Vergennes Area Seniors indoor summer picnic in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish, 85 S. Maple St. Doors open at 10:30 am Deuces Wild plays all your favorites starting at 11:00 a.m. Lunch of marinated barbecue chicken sandwich with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo, on a roll, vegetable pasta salad, broccoli salad, fruit salad, craisin/date cookie and milk served at noon. Advanced tickets only! Reservations open July 16 and close on Aug. 13. Call Michelle to reserve and make ticket arrangements 802-377-1419. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Open to anyone age 60 and over. All meal recipients must register with Age Well. Forms will be available at the event. Door prizes, dancing, and fun! Call Tri-Valley Transit (TVT) at 802-388-2287 if you need a ride. TVT requires a minimum 48-hour notice.

 

Thursday, Aug. 19

Artist Talk with Tim Horn in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, 1 Mill St. Horn will open Edgewater’s 2021 Plein Air weekend.

 

Saturday, Aug. 21

Green Mountain Club hike in Bristol. Saturday, Aug. 21, Bristol Trail Network. Morning hike. Boots and poles suggested. Plan for 2.5 hours for the almost 3 mile section around Bristol’s historic areas. Total elevation gain is under 100 feet. Take-out options for lunch in Bristol afterward. Conducted in accordance with statewide GMC COVID-19 guidelines. Limited to 10 participants. For details and pre-register, contact leader Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com, 860-214-4180 or co-leader Porter Knight at knight@gmavt.net, 802-343-3920. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Rummage sale in New Haven. Saturday Aug. 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Bake sale, housewares, kitchen items, furniture, toys, books, etc. Something for everyone. All proceeds benefit New Haven Congregational Church and Mills Church. More info call Carol at 453-5059.

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour in Orwell/Hubbardton. Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., meet at Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, leads the first leg of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road.

Plein Air 2021 in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 20-Saturday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., locations throughout Middlebury. Painters will be set up at various locations around Middlebury to ply their art. A cocktail reception and “Wet Paint Sail” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. at Edgewater at the Falls, 1 Mill St.

Foodaroo “Fool-A-Roo” in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 21, 1-5 p.m., locations around Middlebury. Come to this twist on the popular Foodaroo. The event will bring world-renowned street performers to Middlebury and feature a different performance around town every hour between 1 and 5 p.m. Fun, free pop-ups around town, sidwalk sales, Edgewater Gallery’s plein air painting pop up, and a celebration of the completion of the construction project in Triangle Park around noon.

“Servant of Two Masters” on stage in Middlebury. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20 and 21, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company presents this rollicking side-splitting comedy most recently made popular with James Corden as the star. Directed by Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton. Tickets adult $15/children 12 & under $5 (plus applicable fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More info at townhalltheater.org.

 

Melissa D & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, Conant Sq. Melissa D is a New England singer-songwriter with an incredible voice. Her music is relaxing with reflective lyrics that will take you on an emotional journey. A classically trained vocalist with a distinct voice that immediately set her apart for the pack. All tickets, $5.

 

Monday, Aug. 23

City band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., city green bandstand. The all-volunteer Vergennes City Band hosts its weekly summer concerts in the park Monday evenings through Aug. 23. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Age Well Grab-N-Go meal pick-up in Shoreham. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-noon, Halfway House, Route 22A. Drive up to the back door and honk once. Meal of meatloaf with mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert will be brought out to you. Advanced reservations only! Call the Halfway House at least 24 hours in advance to reserve 802-897-5160. Open to anyone age 60 and over. All meal recipients must register with Age Well. Forms available at pickup. One meal per person. At this time there is no suggested donation. Call Tri-Valley Transit (TVT) at 802-388-2287 if you need a ride or a meal delivery. TVT requires a minimum 48-hour notice.

Emma Cook & Questionable Company in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon’s Music at the Riverbend is back and in the new pavilion. Cook and company play Folk Funk that will soothe the soul.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 25-Sunday, Aug. 29, venues around Middlebury. MNFF returns to in-person with more than 100 films, mixing features, shorts, documentaries, dramas, animation and experimental. Distinguished filmmakers, actors and other special guests, outdoor panel discussions, informal conversations with filmmakers, and a variety of outdoor social events are planned. Festival passes will go on sale at the Town Hall Theater box office on Monday, Aug. 2, with individual tickets available on Friday, Aug. 13. Contact Town Hall Theater at townhalltheater.org or at 802-382-9222.

Town band performance in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., town green bandstand. The Bristol Town Band hosts its weekly summer concerts on the park each Wednesday night through Sept. 1. All are welcome.

 

Thursday, Aug. 26

Music from Point Counterpoint, Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meeting House, 753 Maple St. Part of Salisbury’s 41st Summer Performance Series. Non-vaccinated guests are being asked to wear a mask. Free-will donations appreciated.

 

Friday, Aug. 27

Green Mountain Club hike in Ripton. Friday, Aug. 27, Burnt Hill, Long Trail and Norske Trail Loop. Clockwise 9- to 10-mile loop starting at Burnt Hill Trail, to Long Trail to Route 125, road walk to Norske Trail and back to cars. Strenuous hike, 6 hours, rugged terrain, 1,300-foot elevation gain, moderate pace, at least one stream crossing. Well-behaved dogs on leash welcome. Conducted in accordance with statewide GMC COVID-19 guidelines. Limited to 10 participants. For details and to register, contact leader Deborah Lewis: text 203-856-6187 or deborahlewis@optonline.net.

Food distribution in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 27, 5-6 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Have A Heart food shelf will distribute food to those in need. Curb-side pick-up only. Unvaccinated people need to mask. Newcomers always welcome. No sign up — just show up. See you there.

 

Saturday, Aug. 28

Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., City Park. Check out 60+ vendor booths in City Park, live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken BBQ, and merchant sales throughout downtown. There will also be a street dance the night before featuring “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m.

City band performance in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., city green bandstand. The all-volunteer Vergennes City Band plays a special Vergennes Day concert in the park Monday evenings through Aug. 23. All are welcome.

Phil Henry & The Newsfeed in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, Conant Sq. Phil Henry crafts old school story songs, so rich and sweeping, you’ll wish you wrote them yourself. A formally trained musician, he builds strange, beautiful chords and big acoustic sound. All tickets $5.

 

Sunday, Aug. 29

Vermont Youth Orchestra in Bristol. Sunday, Aug. 29 27, Bristol Rec Field pavilion, Airport Rd. Come, bring a picnic, enjoy the music, summertime, and a safe community.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Town band performance in Bristol. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7-8:30 p.m., town green bandstand. The Bristol Town Band hosts its weekly summer concerts on the park each Wednesday night through Sept. 1. All are welcome.

 

Friday, Sept. 3

Bread and Puppet’s “Our Domestic Resurrection Circus” in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 3, gates open 5 p.m., performance 6-7 p.m., Marble Works Riverfront Park. Come see this brand new show in the tradition of the iconic Bread & Puppet Circuses. Post-show sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” will be for sale. All proceeds benefit Bread and Puppet Theater and Town Hall Theater. Tickets $20; kids 3 and under free. More info at townhalltheater.org or 802-382-9222. Bring chairs, picnics, and a sense of humor.

 

Thursday, Sept. 9

Brett Hughes and Matt Flinner and pizza in Goshen. Thursday, Sept. 9, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen Rd. Enjoy music and wood-fired pizza by the pond at Blueberry Hill. BYOB, a picnic blanket and your friends. $32 for music, as much pizza as you can eat, and lemonade and iced teas. Pizza served from 5 p.m., music begins at 6 p.m. Register online at blueberryhillinn.com/pizza.

 

Saturday, Sept. 18

Tour de Farms in Addison County. Saturday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m., meet at Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd. Join in this popular community event that celebrates the bounty of the region’s harvest. Relax at the after party at VUHS with lu•lu ice cream, Switchel from The Yerbary, and music by Ted Wesley.

The 26th Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. 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 an ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Be prepared to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Pre-registration required. Competitors $10/visitors $5/children under 15, free. More info and registration at 802-759-2412.

“Tramp, Tramp, Tramp” silent film screening in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, Conant Sq. Rediscover forgotten comedian Harry Langdon in riotous visual comedy about a cross-country foot race. Jeff Rapsis plays live music to accompany the film. Free, but donations are encouraged. Brandon Town Hall will follow all COVID-19 safety recommendations. Face coverings will be required, social distancing will be observed, and capacity limits will be observed. For more details on safety precautions, visit brandontownhall.com.

 

Sunday, Sept. 19

18th Annual TAM Trek in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 19, Wright Park, Seymour Street Ext. Help raise funds for the Trail Around Middlebury. More info at maltvt.org/tam-trek.

 

Friday, Sept 24

Food distribution in Bristol. Friday, Sept. 24, 5-6 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Have A Heart food shelf will distribute food to those in need. Curb-side pick-up only. Unvaccinated people need to mask. Newcomers always welcome. No sign up — just show up. See you there.

                                                                                                

Saturday, Sept. 25

Microchipping and rabies clinic in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to noon, Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. The clinics are open to both dogs and cats. Shelter staff asks that all dogs be on leash and cats be in carriers. Pre-register at 802-388-1100. First come, first serve. The rabies vaccine is $10 and the cost of microchipping, which includes the microchip implant and initial registration.

WomenSafe annual volunteer training in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 25. WomenSafe, is now accepting applications for its Annual Volunteer Training. Training will be a hybrid training with some in-person sessions and some virtual sessions due to COVID-19. Participants will acquire all the tools needed to provide direct service through WomenSafe’s 24-hour hotline and in-person, monitor supervised visits, stage prevention education and community outreach events, provide childcare or perform administrative tasks. Space is limited. More info call WomenSafe at 388-9180, email info@womensafe.net or visit the websitewomensafe.net.

 

Sunday, Sept. 26

Celebrate Ferrisburgh Day. Sunday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Ferrisburgh Day is back. A group of town residents and organizations have formed a committee to once again bring back Ferrisburgh Day after a break of several years. Ferrisburgh Day celebrates the town’s history, culture, local talent, rural life and landscapes. Events scheduled to take place all over town. More info online at ferrisburghvt.org.

 

Saturday, Oct. 9

Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey quilt show in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 10, Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. The Milk & Honey Quilters’ Guild invites quilters throughout the area to display their quilts in the guild’s sixth biennial show. Quilters of all skill levels, including youth, are welcome to enter. The show will also feature art quilts by Jeanette Van Bueren, 62 art quilts from a national traveling exhibit entitled OURstory Quilts: Human Rights Stories in Fabric, and Quilts of Valor made for veterans and active-duty service members. Also a basket raffle, a gift boutique, vendors, and a raffle quilt. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.

 

Sunday, Oct 10

Quilting in the Land of Milk and Honey quilt show in Middlebury. See Oct. 9 listing.

 

Friday, Oct. 29

Food distribution in Bristol. Friday, Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Have A Heart food shelf will distribute food to those in need. Curb-side pick-up only. Unvaccinated people need to mask. Newcomers always welcome. No sign up — just show up. See you there.

 

Friday, Nov. 19

Food distribution in Bristol. Friday, Nov. 19, 5-6 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Have A Heart food shelf will distribute food to those in need. Curb-side pick-up only. Unvaccinated people need to mask. Newcomers always welcome. No sign up — just show up. See you there.

 

Friday, Dec. 17

Food distribution in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 17, 5-6 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Have A Heart food shelf will distribute food to those in need. Curb-side pick-up only. Unvaccinated people need to mask. Newcomers always welcome. No sign up — just show up. See you there.

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