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Thursday, July 20

Ladies group ride in Middlebury. Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m., Battell Woods trail head, Seminary St. Extension. Join the Addison County Bike Club for this ladies-only ride. Free. No experience required.

Using Animals to Harness Solar Energy in Cornwall. Thursday, July 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Meeting Place Pastures, 1368 West St. Join Marc and Cheryl Cesario for a walk on their conserved farm in Cornwall. Hear how they converted cornfields into diverse pasture stands. Marc and Cheryl will discuss the process of the solar energy chain to turn grass into healthy meat for regional markets. Part of the Vermont Land Trust’s 40th Anniversary event series.

Creating a local brewing business in Bristol. Thursday, July 20, 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.

Annual Guarnaccia lecture in Middlebury. Thursday, July 20, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, Middlebury College. In Spanish. Part of the 100th year anniversary of the Middlebury College Spanish School.

 

Friday, July 21

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Pete the Cat. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

Elena Sadina plays the carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 5 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns. Elena Sadina, Carillonneur for the Middlebury Russian Language School and the Belgian Carillon School will perform in the third concert in Middlebury College's Summer Carillon Concert series. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Fish fry in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 5-7 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Fried haddock, baked potato salad or french fries, cole slaw, rolls, dessert. $11 per person. More info 802-388-9468.

Dine and donate “fun” raiser in Bristol. Friday, July 21, 5-9-p.m., Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N Route 116. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner. Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity will serve tables and collect tips, all of which will be donated to Addison County Habitat for Humanity. Reservations encouraged. 802-453-2432

Written Word Out Loud in Bristol. Friday, July 21, 6:30 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. Poets Karin Gottshall and Alison Prine will read their work in the gallery, followed by light refreshments and conversation. More info at 802-453-4032 or artonmain.net

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 lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

Peter Stumpf, cello, Cynthia Huard, piano, in Rochester. Friday, July 21, 7 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester, 15 N Main St. Stumpf and Huard will perform the Bach Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1009, Hindemith Cello Sonata Op. 25, No. 3, Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102, Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor and Vaughan-Williams Six Studies in English Folk-Song. More info at 802-767-9234 or rcmsvt.org

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. Free will donation.

Festival of Poetry in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 8:30 p.m., Wilson Hall, Middlebury College. A reading of works written throughout the history of the Spanish School. In Spanish. Part of the 100th year anniversary of the Middlebury College Spanish School.

“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.

 

 

Saturday, July 22

Breakfast on the Farm in Bridport. Saturday, July 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Blue Spruce Farm, Route 22A. Come celebrate Vermont’s dairy industry with a free breakfast, self-guided tours, and educational activities for all. More info at [email protected]

Green Mountain Club hike — Camel’s Hump in Huntington. Saturday, July 22. At 4,083 feet, Camel’s Hump cuts a large profile, literally and figuratively. Rock scaling required but well worth the effort. This hike is classified as challenging or strenuous. Approximately three miles and 2 1/2 hours in duration with an ascent of 1,600 feet. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact Mike Greenwood at [email protected] or 802-349-5653 for more information. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Middlebury Studio School craft fair in New Haven. Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard. New venue. The Studio School’s annual fund-raiser, featuring works by local artists, our teachers and students, plus some of Vermont’s finest craftspeople. Also children’s activities, and a chance to play with clay. Baskets, Clay, Wood, Pottery, Jewelry, Quilts, Mixed Media, Herbal, and Fiber. Customers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Free. Info: middleburystudioschool.org

Mosquito Open House in Weybridge. Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., behind the Weybridge Congregational Church. Meet field and lab technicians. Learn more about non-chemical mitigation at your home and what Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge are doing about this familiar summer nuisance. Activities and light refreshments. More info at lficd.org.

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 plattlib.org.

Ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro talk in Middlebury. Saturday, July 22, 1 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Kara Richardson Whitely will read from her book about climbing Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro weighing as much as 300 pounds. Her talk will address issues of positive self-image, food addiction/binge eating recovery, helping others and the benefits of movement and spending time in nature.

New Haven Volunteer Fire Department chicken BBQ in New Haven. Saturday July 22, 5-7:30 p.m., New Haven Fire House, 1839 Main St. One-half BBQ Misty Knoll chicken, potato salad, baked beans, chips, rolls and drinks for $12 per serving. All seating is inside. More info at 802-377-0475.

 ‘Annie’ on Stage in Middlebury. Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company sings and dances their way through the Tony-Award-winning musical. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Tickets at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, the THT box office Mon-Sat, noon-5 p.m., or at the door 1 hour before show time.

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. Come hear this three-piece folk, Americana and blues group from southern Maine. Tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

 

Sunday, July 23

Teen girl and women’s self-defense class in Vergennes. Sunday, July 23, 1-5 p.m., Christian Reform Church Vergennes, 73 Church St. Master Kellie Thomas from TaeKwon Do KICKS will teach a basic safe course that can be done by anyone regardless of age or physical ability — no martial arts experience needed. Fee $35/person or $60 for two people. Prepaid registration required.  More info at [email protected] or 802-377-0476.

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.

“Annie” on Stage in Middlebury. Sunday, July 23, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company sings and dances their way through the Tony-Award-winning musical. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Tickets at townhalltheater.org, 802-382-9222, the THT box office Mon-Sat, noon-5 p.m., or at the door 1 hour before show time.

“Picturing Frederick Douglass” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 U.S. Route 7. Douglass scholar John Stauffer will present some of the 160 known photographs from his new book, “Picturing Frederick Douglass,” and explore the complex relationship Douglass, the most photographed American of the 19th century, had with the camera. Books will be available for sale and signing. Tickets $2 or free with Museum admission.

“Blondes and Brunettes” movie series in Bristol. Sunday, July 23, 7 p.m., Red Barn, Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N. Route 116. Enjoy Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in some of their most memorable roles — and some most underrated. Free. Food and drink available. Check baldwincreek.net for this week’s Marilyn Monroe movie or call 802-453-2432.

 

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.

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

Reading the Night Sky in Salisbury. Monday, July 24, 8:30-10 p.m., 662 Leland Rd. Crispin Butler, retired Middlebury College physicist, will lead an informal discussion of the crescent moon and the total eclipse of the sun this August. Locate some planets, bright stars and a few constellations and watch for the passage of the International Space Station. Bring your binoculars or telescope and a warm jacket or a blanket. If cloudy, call 802-352-4442 to confirm.

 

Tuesday, July 25

Political Luncheon in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 25, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson will lead a discussion on political topics. Bring your own lunch or buy from our Bistro. Cash or check accepted.

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

Live raptor presentation in New Haven. Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m., New Haven Town Gym. The New Haven Public Library welcomes the Vermont Institute of Natural Science to discuss raptors, their nesting habits, and what people can do to help them thrive. It will include three live raptors, and artifacts that the children will be able to examine. Part of the library’s summer “Build A Better World” program.

“Adorning New England” exhibit lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 26 3:30 p.m., Residence at Otter Creek, Lodge Road. Collections and exhibitions coordinator Joanne Flaherty will give an illustrated lecture on Historic New England’s extensive jewelry collection. David Bennett of Autumn Gold will discuss how antique jewelry is appraised.

Mindfulness session in Vergennes. Wednesday, July 26, 4 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Join yoga and Meditation teacher Nancy Spencer as she describes the concept of mindfulness and provides interactive exercises.

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.

A history of Ripton in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 26 7-8:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. The Salisbury Historical Society hosts Charles Billings, who will give this presentation based on his soon-to-be-published book on Ripton history. The talk covers Ripton’s history from the town’s charter in 1781 by Ripton Parish to its organization in 1828.

“Boss Baby” 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.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 26, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. See Jupiter and Saturn and other celestial phenomena through the observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the Observatory at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on evening of event for weather status.

 

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.

Dr. Fred Kniffin speaks in Middlebury. Thursday, July 27, 4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. Dr. Kniffin will make a presentation on the new Porter ExpressCare clinic. Free and open to the public.

Pet foster care workshop in Middlebury. Thursday, July 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman St. Learn the “what, when, why, and how” of being a foster care provider to shelter animals. Refreshments provided. Call Michelle at 388-1100 ext. 232 with questions. No RSVP required.

Scott Forest plus Jake Wildwood and Friends in Hancock. Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m., on the town green. Bring a chair and a picnic, rain site available. Free and open to the public. Part of the Hancock Green summer concert series. Sponsored by Hancock Town Pride Committee.

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

Green Mountain Club hike — Winooski Footbridge and Stimson Mountain in Bolton. Friday, July 28. Carpool from Middlebury to the Bolton parking area on Route 2. Cross Winooski River Footbridge and hike a relocated section of the Long Trail west of Stimson Mountain. Moderate, 5.8 miles. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, food and hiking poles if desired. Contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or at 802-388-5407 for additional information. Rain date Friday, July 28. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

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. 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 VergennesDowntown.org.

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, July 28, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Elephant & Piggie. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

David Maker, carillon, in Middlebury. Friday, July 28, 5 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. David Maker is the Carillonneur for the University of Connecticut. Free. Learn more at go.middlebury.edu/carillon, 802-443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

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. Free will donation.

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 threedaystampede.org.

Salisbury Congregational Church bake sale in Salisbury. Saturday, July 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Kampersville Store, Route 53.

Pancake Breakfast in Shoreham. Saturday, July 29, 8-10 a.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Enjoy plain or blueberry pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, home fries, and beverages as you chat with neighbors and friends.  Tickets: $7/adults, $4/children age 12 or under, and $20/families with small children. 

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.

Art Opening Reception. Saturday, July 19, 3-6 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 245 Main St. “Land, Sea and Sky,” Oil paintings by Peter Brooke.

“Hamlet” on stage in Brandon. Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall. Shakespeare On Main Street will 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. Repeated on Sunday.

Peter and Will Anderson in Brandon. Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Identical twins play infectious swing and blues. Tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

National Moth Month celebration in Middlebury. Saturday, July 29, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library. Join moth enthusiasts Jennifer Murdoch and Joanne Russo for an entertaining and informational presentation about how to attract and identify moths. An outdoor black light session at the Middlebury Parent Child Center will follow the presentation from 9:30-11 p.m. Sponsored by the Otter Creek Audubon Society.

 

Sunday, July 30

Public Breakfast in Vergennes. Sunday, July 30, 7:30-10 a.m. Masonic Lodge 54 School St. Eggs, bacon, sausage pancakes, blueberry pancakes, French toast, home fries, waffles, corned beef hash, sausage gravy and biscuits, juice, coffee and tea. Proceeds support various local community needs and organizations. Tickets $8. All are welcome.

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 pre-registration fee, $25 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 threedaystampede.org.

Green Mountain Club potluck picnic in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 30, Kingsland Bay State Park. Bring your own picnic lunch. The Club will provide a hike leader, paddle leader, and dessert of fruit and cookies. Admission to the park is free with Green Mountain Passport or $4 for adults, $2 children 4-13. Kayak rentals available at the park. Contact leaders to confirm participation. Paddle leader: David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894. Hike leader: Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

New Haven Union Church Service in New Haven. Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m., New Haven Union Church, at corner of East St. and River Rd. Registered with National Historic Places, the Union Church will hold the first of two services this year The service will feature Ken Weston and Brass ensemble, along with updates on the restoration. Donations can be made for the church’s restoration. More info contact Donna at 802-877-2712.

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.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Brandon. Sunday, July 30, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion, Route 7. All fiddlers welcome. Refreshments available. Fun and Dancing. Donations accepted.

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.

“Hamlet” on stage in Brandon. Sunday, July 30, 2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Shakespeare On Main Street will 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.

“Blondes and Brunettes” movie series in Bristol. Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m., Red Barn, Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, 1868 N. Route 116. Enjoy Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in some of their most memorable roles — and some most underrated. Free. Food and drink available. Check baldwincreek.net for this week’s Audrey Hepburn movie or call 802-453-2432.

All about black bears in Ripton. Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m., Ripton United Methodist Church. Black bear expert Ben Kilham, who has spent years observing bear behavior, will give a slide presentation on their social and emotional lives. A Q&A will follow the talk. Free and open to the public.

Jay Craven on Howard Frank Mosher in Middlebury. Sunday, July 30, 7-9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven tells of his often daunting and humorous exploits with the late Vermont-based writer, Howard Frank Mosher. Following his talk, Craven will present the 25th anniversary screening of his Cannes Festival Finalist film “Where the Rivers Flow North,” based on the story by Mosher.

 

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.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday July 31, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Vermont raptors in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Meet 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. More info at brandon.org.

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. Free. More info at brandon.org.

“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.

‘Othello’ on stage in Ripton. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m.,Burgess Meredith Little Theater,Bread Loaf School of English, Rte 125. Directed by Brian McEleney. Free. To reserve tickets call 802-443-2771.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. See Jupiter and Saturn and other celestial phenomena through the observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the Observatory at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or 802-443-2266 after 7 p.m. on evening of event for weather status.

 

 

Thursday, August 3

Pete Seeger memorial concert in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., on the town green. Bring a chair and a picnic, rain site available. Free and open to the public. Part of the Hancock Green summer concert series. Sponsored by Hancock Town Pride Committee.

Two Sas Carey films on Mongolian Migration on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 3, 7-9 p.m., 248 Washington St. Ext, gazebo in back. See “Migration,” Carey’s 2016 Award-winning documentary its precursor, “Dukhas Moving.” Suggested $10 donation per evening to Nomadicare. Bring a chair and a picnic. More info: [email protected] or 802 388-1301.

‘Othello’ on stage in Ripton. Thursday, Aug. 3, 8 p.m.,Burgess Meredith Little Theater, Bread Loaf School of English, Rte 125. Directed by Brian McEleney. Free. For ticket reservations call 802-443-2771.

 

Friday, Aug. 4

Lolita Chakrabarti’s ‘Red Velvet’ reading in Ripton. Friday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m., Bread Loaf School of English, Route 125. Directed by Roger Q. Mason. Free. To reserve tickets call 802-443-2771.

Pajama Storytime in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 4, 5-6 p.m., Ollie’s Other Place, 13 Washington St. Free, geared for kids age five and under. Wear your P.J.s for extra fun. This week, Green Pants. More info contact Jenny Lyons at 802-382-8558 or olliesotherplace.com.

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 lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

“Oklahoma!” on stage in Bristol. Friday, 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.

“Get Out” on screen in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Part of Bixby’s Friday Night Movie series. Free admission, free popcorn. Rated R.

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. Free will donation.

“Othello” on stage in Ripton. Friday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m.,Burgess Meredith Little Theater, Bread Loaf School of English, Rte 125. Directed by Brian McEleney. Free. For ticket reservations call 802-443-2771.

“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, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall and around town. Town hall booths sponsored by Friends of the Brandon Town Hall. Maps available at Stephen Douglas Birthplace Visitor Center. More info at 802-247-6401 or brandon.org.

Green Mountain Club trail magic day in Buel’s Gore. Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m., Appalachian Gap Long Trail parking lot, Route 17. Breadloaf Section of Green Mountain Club will host a tent for this club-wide event. GMC member volunteers will be on hand to meet hikers as they make their way along the trail and provide information. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

Cyndy Bittinger in Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 5, 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.

Lolita Chakrabarti’s ‘Red Velvet’ reading in Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., Loaf School of English, Route 125. Directed by Roger Q. Mason. Free. To reserve tickets call 802-443-2771.

New Dakotas perform in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. This Boston-based group plays “upbeat and infectious pop rock” and puts on quite a show. Tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. More info at 802-247-4295, [email protected] or brandon-music.net.

‘Othello’ on stage in Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m.,Burgess Meredith Little Theater, Bread Loaf School of English, Rte 125. Directed by Brian McEleney. Free. For ticket reservations call 802-443-2771.

 

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 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.

‘Othello’ on stage in Ripton. Sunday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.,Burgess Meredith Little Theater, Bread Loaf School of English, Rte 125. Directed by Brian McEleney. Free. For ticket reservations call 802- 443-2771.

 

Monday, Aug. 7

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

 

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 addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Political Luncheon in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson will lead a discussion on political topics. Bring your own lunch or buy from our Bistro. Cash or check accepted.

 

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 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 uvm.edu/morgan.

Genealogy Exhibit in Vergennes. Wednesday, Aug. 9, noon-8 p.m., Conference Room, Kennedy Brothers, 11 N. Main St. Ceal Moran brings her traveling genealogy exhibit to the area to honor Vermont’s Geneology Day. Get some ideas on how to research your own family tree. Free and open to the pubic.

Emily Sunderman and Elizabeth Reid in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., new park corner of South Main and College streets. 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. Free. More info at brandon.org.

 

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 addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Lap-sit story time 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 addisoncountyfielddays.com.

Artist’s reception in Bristol. Friday, Aug. 11, 5-7 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. A reception for Artist Deborah Holmes, whose work will be on display beginning Aug. 4.

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

The Grift on stage in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. An evening of booty-shaking grooves and tight vocal harmonies. The band will include their horn section. Sponsored by the Hired Hand Brewing Co.

 

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 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.

Documentary film on screen in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. “Every War Has Two Losers” is based on the journals of poet William Stafford, WWII conscientious objector and National Book Award winner. Free.

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 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.

 

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 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.

Book discussion in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.,Bixby Library, 258 Main St. “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. Volunteer-led.Bixby provides copies forparticipants.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday Aug. 14, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

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. More info at brandon.org.

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. Free. More info at brandon.org.

“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

Ladies union salad supper in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church, Town Hill Rd. Variety of salads, cold meats, rolls, desserts and beverages. Adults $8, Children 6-12 $4. More info contact Carol at 453-5059.

Greg Ryan and Rani Arbo in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., on the town green. Bring a chair and a picnic, rain site available. Free and open to the public. Part of the Hancock Green summer concert series. Sponsored by Hancock Town Pride Committee.

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.

Miss Debbie’s famous tea party in Brandon. Friday, Aug. 18, 3 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Wear your fancy hat or bow tie for a picnic on the lawn.

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 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.

Green Mountain Club hike — Mt. Abraham in Lincoln. Saturday, August 19. A strenuous 5.2 mile hike on the Long Trail with an elevation gain of approximately 2,500 feet, some steep pitches, a few areas of flat hiking and an extremely rocky ascent to the summit. Rare arctic-alpine plants and 360-degree views. This is a dog friendly hike. Contact leader Mike at [email protected] or 802-349-5653 for details. For more activities, visit gmcbreadloaf.org.

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: lcmm.org or 802-475-2022.

Genealogy workshop in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Genealogist Ann Watson will lead an information and instruction session on researching your family. Free. Call to RSVP. Part of the Bixby Library Cultural Events series. More info contact Muir Haman at 802-877-221 or [email protected].

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

Old Bones Band Of Addison County on stage 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.

Green Mountain Bicycle Club Bound for Bristol Bakery ride. Sunday, Aug. 20, meet at 9:15 a.m., Clifford Lumber, Rt. 116 Hinesburg.A 40-mile ride on the less traveled roads around Bristol, New Haven and Hinesburg. Shorter 27-mile ride to Bristol Bakery and back. More info contact Jessica Barnum 802-335-1889, [email protected], or Amy Ross 802-324-2137, [email protected].

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.

 

Monday, Aug. 21

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday Aug. 21, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Political Luncheon in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. Middlebury College Professor Matt Dickinson will lead a discussion on political topics. Bring your own lunch or buy from our Bistro. Cash or check accepted.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 23

Justin Perdue jazz quartet in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., new park corner of South Main and College streets. Part of the Middlebury Community Music Center/Better Middlebury Partnership Concerts in the Park series. Free.

Aikido Yoshokai demonstration in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. More info at brandon.org.

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. Free. More info at brandon.org.

Marijuana legalization talk in Vergennes. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Vergennes. Police Chief George Merkel will discuss some of the challenges and health risks of legalization and how it might affect public safety.

 

Thursday, Aug. 24

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

 

Friday, Aug. 25

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 25, at venues around town. 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 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. 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 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. vergennesday.com.

Fifth annual art festival in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 26, 3-8 p.m., Milkhaus, 888 Botsford Rd. Design to Table sponsors this open competition to all kinds of artists, makers and creatives, music, food and drink all day. To submit a piece email name, medium, title and delivery date to [email protected]. Submission fee $8.

 

Sunday, Aug. 27

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

New Haven Union Church Service in New Haven. Sunday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., New Haven Union Church, at corner of East St. and River Rd. Registered with National Historic Places, the Union Church will hold the second of two services this year The service will feature harpist Margie Beckoff, along with updates on the restoration. Donations can be made for the church’s restoration. More info contact Donna at 802-877-2712.

 

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. Free. More info at brandon.org.

 

Thursday, Aug. 31

Twist O’ Wool spinning guild in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. A show and tell followed by a general meeting and spin/knit-in. All are welcome. More info at 802-453-5960.

 

Friday, 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 lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

“Rogue One” on screen in Vergennes. Friday, Sept 1, 6:30 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Part of Bixby’s Friday Night Movie series. Free admission, free popcorn. Rated PG-13.

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. 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.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 6

“Good Naked” workshop in Vergennes. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 4 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Joni B. Cole, author of “Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better and Be Happier” for a talk and workshop on techniques to tap into your creativity.

 

Saturday, Sept. 9

12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 9. For registration and information visit 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. 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 fundraiser for the town hall, showcasing the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Tickets available at the door: adults $7. seniors, students & military $5. Children 5 and under free.

 

Monday, Sept. 11

Book discussion in Vergennes. Monday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman. Volunteer-led.Bixby provides copies forparticipants.

 

Thursday, Sept. 14

“I want to write a book – how to begin” in Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. “Vermont Wild” author Megan Price will lead this workshop about getting you writing project started. Free. Registration required. Limit 20. More info contact Muir Haman at 802-877-221 or [email protected]

 

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.

 

Thursday, Sept. 21

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

 

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.

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

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

“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 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.

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

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 30

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

‘Eat on the Green’ in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 30, 3-8 p.m., city green. A new community food and music festival sponsored by the Vergennes Partnership.

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.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10

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

Sunday, Oct. 15

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Red Green on stage on Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 10, Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear this comedian, storyteller and all-around ersatz handyman.

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 discuss 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.

 

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.

 

Saturday, October 28

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

 

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.

 

Friday, Dec. 8

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

 

LIVE MUSIC

Elena Sadin carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 5 p.m.,Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

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

Cooper and Lavoie in Middlebury. Friday, July 21, 6-8 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

Peter Stumpf, cello, Cynthia Huard, piano, in Rochester. Friday, July 21, 7 p.m., Federated Church of Rochester.

Binger in  Middlebury, Friday, July 21, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

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.

Robin Gottfired Band in Middlebury. Saturday, July 22, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern

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

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

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

Scott Forrest plus Jake Wildwood and Friends in Hancock. Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. on the town green.

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

Undun in Middlebury. Saturday, July 29, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

 

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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.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Pete Seeger memorial concert in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 3 6:30 p.m., on the town green.

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.

Aaron Audet Band in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 4, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

New Dakotas in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

S.O.B. Mobile in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern.

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.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., on the town green.

The Grift in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

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.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug 16, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Greg Ryan and Rani Arbo in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m., on the town green.

Bob Degree & the Bluegrass Storm 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 Quartet 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.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., on the town green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

FARMERS’ MARKETS

Brandon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 26-Oct. 13, Central Park through mid-July, Crescent Park mid-July through Oct. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

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

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

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

SPORTS

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

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

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

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

ACT (Addison Central Teens). Drop-in hours during the school years: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 3-7 p.m. Warming Hut, 77 Mary Hogan Drive. Teen drop-in space for kids. Hang out with friends, play pool, watch movies, and eat great food. Info: 388-3910 or addisonteens.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

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

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

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

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

BINGO

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

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

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

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

FUNDRAISING SALES

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

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

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

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

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

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HEALTH & PARENTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brandon Sits Meditation Circle. Wednesdays 12:30 p.m., Brandon Public Library.

Breastfeeding Café. Third Tuesday, 11:3- 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, NaturalBeginningsVT.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 town.brandon.vt.us/recreation.htm.

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

Turning Point Center. Monday, 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m-10 p.m. Closed Sunday. 54 Creek Rd, Middlebury. Community center dedicated to providing a safe social and educational, substance-free environment for all. Writers for Recovery workshop Tuesdays, July 11-Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

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

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

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

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com. On exhibit May 3 – June 27, Fish, Fowl & Flowers: Woodcarving & Photography.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On exhibit May 5 – July 2: “Splash of Color.” On Exhibit July 7 – Aug. 19: Bill Ramage’s “The Self.”

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org. On exhibit June 10 – July 20 “The Art of the Handmade Book.”

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

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or 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 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 galleryinthefield.com.

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

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

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

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

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

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

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays. On exhibit: 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 historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

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

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

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

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

Brandon Free Public Library. Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Magic the Gathering Table Top drop-in gaming, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Storytime (during school year) Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Fridays, 3:00 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.; Music & movement with Rob Zollman, Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m., July 5-28; Story and crafts, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m., July 5-28; maker camp for older kids and teens, July 6-Aug. 10 – registration recommended. 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 ilsleypubliclibrary.org or call the Children’s Room at 388-4097.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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