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Thursday, June 21

Dump the Pump Day in Addison County. Thursday, June 21, all day. ACTR and its route partners, Green Mountain Transit (GMT) to the north and Marble Valley Regional Transit (MVRTD) to the south, will offer FARE-FREE rides for all passengers who ride the bus. ACTR will also offer free umbrellas to its morning commuters while supplies last.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Spaghetti & meatballs, broccoli florets, Italian bread and fresh fruit salad will be served at 12 noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287.

ACTR feedback session in Middlebury. Thursday, June 21, 5:30 p.m., Community Transportation Center, 297 Creek Rd. Addison County Transit Resources seeks feedback from riders and other community members on proposed schedule changes for its in-county services at this public meeting. If transportation is needed to attend the meeting, rides can be provided. Call ACTR at least 48 hours in advance at 802-388-2287 to arrange.

Writer Yvonne Daly and writers’ open mic in Brandon. Thursday, June 21, 6-9 p.m., Book and Leaf Bookstore, 10 Park St. Daley will read from her book “Going Up the Country: when the Hippies and Dreamers, Freaks and Radicals Moved to Vermont.” All writers are encouraged to share the open mic. Come and enjoy this celebration of Vermont history, conversation, book signing, complimentary tea or coffee and sweets.

Vermont Civil War historian Howard Coffin in Bristol. Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. Join Coffin and The Bristol Historical Society, in cooperation with the Vermont Humanities Council, for a discussion of “Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters.” Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

“Proof” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Middlebury Community Players’ Company Be stages this David Auburn play, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets $10 cash or check at the door. More info at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

 

Friday, June 22

Junior Fishing Derby in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Otter Creek. Bring your kids aged 3-15 to Otter Creek for a day of fun, and the hope of catching the biggest fish. Register at tinyurl.com/ybozx6rd.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, June 22, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at Noon. Meal includes turkey salad cold plate with coleslaw, fresh fruit, roll and cookie. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287.

Preschoolers at the Point in Addison. Friday, June 22, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point, and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices and lighthouses. A parent or other responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call (802) 759-2412 for the topic. Suggested donation $5 per family.

Artists’ opening reception in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, 5-8 p.m., Northern Daughters Gallery, 221 Main St. Come meets the artists and view their work at the opening reception for “Blades will Sprout,” featuring the work of: Anne Cady, Julia Jensen, and Jessica Smith.

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes cold ham, salads, bread and dessert. Free.

Sabouyouma in New Haven. Friday, June 22, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great music. Free. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Bixby Gala in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, 7-11 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Get out the fancy clothes and Bixby Gala is "Sail to Summer" at this annual fundraiser for the library. Delicious food and plenty of dancing local favorite The Grift. Tickets available now at bixbylibrary.org.

Joan Hutton Landis Memorial Concert in Rochester. Friday, June 22, 7 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N Main St. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents Choong-jin Chang, viola, and Cynthia Huard, piano, who will perform Schumann’s “Fairytale Pictures for Viola and Piano, Op. 113,” Hindemith’s “Sonata for Solo Viola, Op. 31, No. 4” and Brahms’ “Sonata Op. 120, No. 1 in F minor.” Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802-767-9234 or rcmsvt.org.

“Tales from India” on stage in Rochester. Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Bald Mountain Theater presents Stories You Should Know ’18, classic stories from a far-off corner of the world: stories about a misanthropic princess, a couple fighting over an imaginary cow, a boy who sells wisdom, the dangers of a tiger choosing a bride for his adopted human son, and a demon who’s really handy around the farm, until he’s bored… Tickets $15 adults/$10 children under 10, available at the door. More info at baldmountaintheater.org.

“Proof” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, June 22, 8 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Middlebury Community Players’ Company Be stages this David Auburn play, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets $10 cash or check at the door. More info at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

 

Saturday, June 23

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section paddle in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 23, Little Otter Creek. Canoe and/or kayak on Little Otter Creek. Moderate paddling on flat water. Bring your own canoe or kayak, paddles, sunblock and required PFD. More info contact David Andrews at 802-388-4894 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org. Rain date Friday, June 29.

Junior Fishing Derby in Vergennes. Saturday, June 23, 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Otter Creek. Bring your kids aged 3- 15 to Otter Creek for a day of fun, and the hope of catching the biggest fish. Register at tinyurl.com/ybozx6rd.

Ferrisburgh Hollow town-wide yard sale in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferrisburgh Hollow and other locations. Lists of participants and maps available at nfumchurch.org.

Lake Dunmore Triathlon in Salisbury. Saturday, June 23, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. A .9-mile swim, 28-mile bike and 6.2-mile run nestled against the Green Mountains. Bib pick up 6:40-7:30 a.m. More info and registration at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

Vermont Sun triathlon in Salisbury. Saturday, June 23, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. A 600 yard swim, 14 mile bike an | 3.1 mile run, nestled against the Green Mountains. Bib pick up between 6:40 and 7:45 a.m. More info and registration at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

Beginners bird walk in Middlebury. Saturday, June 23, 9-10:30 a.m., Seymour St. Ext. A great opportunity for aspiring birders. Cosponsored by Otter Creek Audubon Society & MALT. More info call Carol Ramsayer at 802-989-7115.

Town-wide lawn sale in Bristol. Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., locations across town. Treasures abound in what has become a Vermont tradition.

Abenaki Heritage Weekend in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 23, all day, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Road. Get an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley from past centuries to the present day. Dancing, singing, drumming, storytelling, wampum readings, craft and cooking demonstrations are presented by members of Vermont’s Abenaki tribes. Shop the marketplace or take in the gallery talk on the special clothing exhibition. All fees included with museum admission. More info at www.facebook.com/AbenakiHeritageWeekend/, lcmm.org, or 802-475-2022 ext. 107.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, 3279 Route 7. Hosted by the Ferrisburgh Grange. A sandwich supper followed by an evening of fun and card games.

Renee Dion Trio in Brandon. Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Dion’s music is a beautiful blend of soul, R&B, and contemporary jazz. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Onion River Jazz Band in Brandon. Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Come hear this seven piece traditional Dixieland jazz band. For over 30 years the Onion River Jazz Band has been presenting traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz. Brandon’s own Gene Childers is a member of the band. Tickets adults, $8/Seniors and Students $6.

“Tales from India” on stage in Rochester. Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Bald Mountain Theater presents Stories You Should Know ’18, classic stories from a far-off corner of the world: stories about a misanthropic princess, a couple fighting over an imaginary cow, a boy who sells wisdom, the dangers of a tiger choosing a bride for his adopted human son, and a demon who’s really handy around the farm, until he’s bored… Tickets $15 adults/$10 children under 10, available at the door. More info at baldmountaintheater.org.

“Proof” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Middlebury Community Players’ Company Be stages this David Auburn play, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets $10 cash or check at the door. More info at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

 

Sunday, June 24

Abenaki Heritage Weekend in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, June 24, all day, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Road. Get an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley from past centuries to the present day. Dancing, singing, drumming, storytelling, wampum readings, craft and cooking demonstrations are presented by members of Vermont’s Abenaki tribes. Shop the marketplace or take in the gallery talk on the special clothing exhibition. All fees included with museum admission. More info at www.facebook.com/AbenakiHeritageWeekend/, lcmm.org, or 802-475-2022 ext. 107.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Young Adventurers Club hike in Orwell. Sunday, June 24, Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Each outing is tailored to the individual participants, and will be fun for the whole family. Bring cost of admission or Green Mountain Passport. Find park fees online: historicsites.vermont.gov. More info contact Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Strawberry festival and book sale in Monkton. Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monkton Volunteer Firehouse, State’s Prison Hollow Rd. Russell Library’s annual benefit will feature a wide selection of books, locally grown strawberries, cake and ice cream, lemonade and hot dogs. The Vermont Ukulele Society will provide musical entertainment and there will be a silent auction of local goods and services More info call 802-453-4471.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Enjoy an afternoon of music. Jam session form 11 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by music and dancing. Refreshments available. All fiddlers welcome. Donation $3.

Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department Chicken Barbecue in Cornwall. Sunday, June 24, noon-3 p.m. Cornwall Fire Station, Route 30. Eat in or take out. One price gets a full meal with sides, salads and drinks. Hamburgers and hot dogs also available. Proceeds benefit the CVFD.

Military road hike in Hubbardton. Sunday, June 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Walk in the footsteps of history along a section of the 1776-77 military road that ran from Rutland through Hubbardton on the way to Mount Independence. Site interpreter Bob Franzoni is your guide for this hike, rugged in places. Dress for the weather and wear boots, as one section may be wet.

“Proof” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m., Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange St. Middlebury Community Players’ Company Be stages this David Auburn play, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play. Tickets $10 cash or check at the door. More info at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

“Tales from India” on stage in Rochester. Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St. Bald Mountain Theater presents “Stories You Should Know ’18,” classic stories from a far-off corner of the world: stories about a misanthropic princess, a couple fighting over an imaginary cow, a boy who sells wisdom, the dangers of a tiger choosing a bride for his adopted human son, and a demon who’s really handy around the farm until he’s bored… Tickets $15 adults/$10 children under 10, available at the door. More info at baldmountaintheater.org.

“Roomers” auditions in Brandon. Sunday, June 24, 3 p.m., Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd. The Brandon Town Players will be holding open auditions for this play by Jerome McDonough, a comic farce about an overcrowded, rundown boarding house filled with a variety of zany characters. Many roles for both male and female.

Foodaroo in Middlebury. Sunday, June 24, 4-8 p.m., in the Marble Works. The fourth year of Middlebury Underground’s food festival. Sample more than 20 Vermont food and beverages, hear great music, watch street performers, participate in a baking competition and more. A family-friendly event. Free entry.

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, June 24, 4-5 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. New show of work by Alison Weld. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, June 24, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Michael Collier and Char Gardener read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Monday, June 25

Storymatters meeting in Middlebury. Monday, June 25, 4 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Gather with other storytellers for “Your Choice”; the floor is open to all kinds of stories and ideas. Always open for stories.

Creating housing training in Middlebury. Monday, June 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, 14 Seminary St. ACRPC will provide training concerning planning to create more housing opportunities in the Region. Presented by Adam Lougee, the ACRPC executive director. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. More info contact Adam at 802-388-3141. RSVP to [email protected].

Strawberry festival in Vergennes. Monday, June 25, 6-8 p.m., City Park. Homemade strawberry shortcake and beverage, $6. The Vergennes City Band will provide entertainment. Proceeds benefit Champlain Valley Christian School. More info call Alisa at 802-759-2144.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., City Park.

“Roomers” auditions in Brandon. Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd. The Brandon Town Players will be holding open auditions for this play by Jerome McDonough, a comic farce about an overcrowded, rundown boarding house filled with a variety of zany characters. Many roles for both male and female.

 

Tuesday, June 26

Social Media Seminar in Vergennes. Tuesday, June 26, 8-9:30 a.m., Kennedy Brothers. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce presents this seminar will teach you top strategies for successful Facebook and Instagram accounts for business. Learn how to make the most of social media to drive business growth. More info at addisoncounty.com.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Dime Fair at 10:30 a.m. with the drawings directly after lunch. Meal of BBQ beefsteak, baked beans, coleslaw, wheat bread and applesauce will be served at 12 noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287.

Info session on video surveillance and sexual violence in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Unity Hall, The Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 North Pleasant St. WomenSafe invites anyone affected by recent cases involving video surveillance and sexual violence to participate in an information session by local providers from WomenSafe, Vermont Legal Aid, and the Counseling Service of Addison County. More info contact WomenSafe at 802-388-4205 or [email protected].

Bird walk and talk in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 26, 7-8:30 p.m., College Park, between College St. and Main St. Ron Payne of Otter Creek Audubon will lead a free evening bird walk. Learn about some of the beautiful natural resources in Middlebury. All ages and abilities are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them. The first of a series of walks and talks offered by the Middlebury Conservation Commission.

 

Wednesday, June 27

Children’s Revolutionary Morning Camp in Orwell. Wednesday, June 27-Friday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mount Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Children will enjoy Revolutionary times learning about Mount Independence, archaeology, and more, with walks and new hands-on activities. Attendees will make special items to bring home. Ages 6 to 11. Limited space. Pre-registration required. More info at 802-948-2000.

Quickbooks workshop in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 27, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 1590 Route 7 South, Suite 8. Hands-on training if you are new to QuickBooks or want to refresh or build on your current skills. Each participant receives a complete QuickBooks manual. Space is limited. More info and registration at [email protected] or 802-388-7953.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Meal includes soup of the day, sandwich, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287.

Teddy bear picnic in Bristol. Wednesday, June 27, noon, on the town green.Ted E. Bear of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company is coming for a picnic. Bring your favorite bear and meet at the Veterans Memorial for a parade to the playground for stories, songs, and games. Free lunches for the first 30 children. Rain location Holley Hall.

“A Life Among Birds: Carved and Flying” in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 27, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Self-taught carver Gary Starr will present this illustrated talk discussing his childhood amidst a premier decoy collection, his introduction to carving, his change of careers, and a birding passion shared by his wife Kathy. Free with museum admission. More info at HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

“Country Mouse/City Mouse and The Princess & The Pea” on stage in Brandon. Wednesday, June 27, 3:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Backpack Theater, 20 young actors ages 6-17, will present these this production, which melds these two iconic fairy tales into one. Tickets adults, $4/seniors and students, $3/Children 5 & under accompanied by an adult free.

History of Waterhouses talk in Salisbury. Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Waterhouses is one of the longest running businesses on Lake Dunmore. And members of Jean Edgerton’s family have been there for all of it. Don’t miss Jean’s presentation at the Salisbury Congregational Church. It is free, open to the public.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 27, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

Volunteer bat monitoring training and presentation in Ferrisburgh. Wednesday, June 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Count bats at Kingsland Bay State Park this summer. Receive training after a brief presentation by biologist Alyssa Bennett. Bring warm layers and mosquito protection. Folding chair optional. More info contact Alyssa Bennett at [email protected] or Amy Dohner at 802-434-7245. Call 802-786-0098 on the day of the event for information on weather cancellations. Rain date June 28.

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 27, 8 p.m., College Park, across from Shafer’s. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series kicks off with a free viewing of the movie “Ferdinand.”

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 27, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Check the Observatory web site at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, June 28

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, June 28, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Senior Paint & Sip - Dragonfly 10 a.m.- noon (must be signed up in advance) A roast beef dinner with cheddar mashed potatoes, green beans with red peppers, wheat roll and pineapple tidbits will be served at 12 noon by students from the Champlain Valley Christian School. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287.

Parkinson’s support group in Middlebury. Thursday, June 28, 10-11:30 a.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. A group for those suffering from Parkinson’s or any other movement disorders and their caregivers. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire. Continued meetings will run on the last Thursday of each month.

Strawberry Festival in Shoreham. Thursday, June 28, 5-7 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Feast on strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, strawberry pie, ice cream with strawberries, just plain strawberries or the works. Prices vary depending on the items purchased. A limited number of whole strawberry pies will also be for sale. Make strawberries your dessert or your entire meal that night and enjoy the fun and good food.

“Plevna” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, June 28, 8 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. This play by Howard Barker is a one-person meditation on the aftermath of the Siege of Plevna, a Turkish town taken by the Russians in 1877. Performed by Alex Draper and directed by Richard Romagnoli. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, June 29

The Possibilities” and “The After-Dinner Joke” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, June 29, 2 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. “The Possibilities,” directed by Richard Romagnoli, is a quartet from an evening of parables. In “The After-Dinner Joke,” directed by Cheryl Faraone, a young idealist determines to do good and avoid the political; chaos ensues. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Artist’s opening reception in Brandon. Friday, June 29, 5-7 p.m., Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center St. Come meet the artist Deborah Goodwin and view her show “Fabrications in Clay.”

“Works in Progress: Brecht on Brecht” in Middlebury. Friday, June 29, 6 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A theatrical collage of writings and songs of Bertolt Brecht. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Middlebury Chamber Music Festival in Middlebury. Friday, June 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Unity Hall, Congregational Church of Middlebury, N. Pleasant St. Community players and participants in the Middlebury Music Festival Chamber Music Workshop will join together to read chamber orchestra pieces including Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 6 among others. Jon Weber will conduct.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, June 29, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Come hear these talented musicians as they play Popper’s Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano; Faure’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15; and Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor “Death and the Maiden.” Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, June 30

2018 Vermont Gran Fondo in Middlebury. Saturday, June 30, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Woodchuck Cidery, 1321 Exchange St. Want a challenge? Here’s an opportunity to bike four Vermont gaps, clocking up to 114 miles and climbing 10,736 feet in this annual Gran Fondo ride. Shorter rides — the Medio, Facile and Piccolo Fondos — are an option for those less ambitious. Après-ride party at Woodchuck Cidery 2-7 p.m. Live music, food, locally produced beverages and farm-to-spoon ice cream. More info at vermontgranfondo.com.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Middlebury. Saturday, June 30, Abbey Pond Rd., off Route 116. Moderately difficult. 4.6 miles round trip with 1260' elevation gain; the trail steeply climbs 1000 feet in the first mile with stream crossing, followed by easier terrain. Trails ends at Abbey Pond with an unobstructed view of Robert Frost Mtn. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 “Coco” on screen in Shoreham. Saturday, June 30, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, Main St. Bring your lunch to the library and enjoy a hit movie in our air-conditioning. Free.

“The Adventures of Prince Achmed” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Taken from ‘The Arabian Nights,’ the first full-length animated feature tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse, sending him off to a series of wondrous and romantic adventures. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis provides live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

Middlebury Chamber Music Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, June 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Middlebury Music Festival visiting artists Arturo Delmoni, violin and Peter Sanders, cello will perform a program of duets as well as a string quartet with violinist Emily Sunderman and violist Elizabeth Reid and virtuosic solo pieces accompanied by pianist Cynthia Huard.

*RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 7* Gypsy Reel in Brandon. Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. A Celtic band that rocks, Gypsy Reel plays high energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Mount Abraham/Vergennes alumni football game in Bristol. Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m., Bristol Rec Field. The Eagle football alumni group will stage its fourth annual flag football game with live blocking to benefit MAUHS and VUHS’ cooperate football program. Suggested $20 donation for participants. Register starting at 7 p.m. the night of the game or contact Hartman at [email protected] or 802-771-7567.

 

Sunday, July 1

Champlain Valley Fiddle Club concert in Middlebury. Sunday, July 1, 2-3 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. 100 Eastview Ter. The Fiddle Club, led by Scottish Fiddler Peter McFarlane, performs a concert of traditional Scottish fiddle music. Free and open to the public.

“What to the Negro is the 4th of July?” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 1, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Experience history when participants read aloud Frederick Douglass’s most famous speech, originally delivered on July 5, 1852. Come and add your voice to this statewide public reading sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Free.

Middlebury Chamber Music Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, July 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Olivia Hajioff, Marc Ramirez, Miho Weber and Jon Weber will offer a program to including Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68, Overture: Moderato con moto and Kodaly, duet for Violin and Cello Alfred Schnittke “Moz-Art” duet for Two Violins, among others.

 

Monday, July 2

Fireworks and Pops Concert in Middlebury. Monday, July 2, grounds open at 5:30 p.m., behind Mahaney Center for the Arts 72 Porter Field Rd. The Henry Sheldon Museum’s annual Pops Concert with the Vermont Philharmonic. Lou Kosma will conduct a medley of contemporary music, light classics, Broadway and film favorites, and WWI patriotic songs. New this year — vintage cars and a raffle of picnic baskets painted by local artists. Concert begins at 7:30. Bring chairs, blankets, and flashlights. Tickets, $25/youth $10/children under 12 free/ prior to June 26 adult $20, and more info available at Sheldon at 802-388-2117, online henrysheldonmuseum.org or in person at the museum, 1 Park St. Rain site: Kenyon Arena.

Music tech playground in Shoreham. Monday, July 2, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Come play with some cool tech this summer. Explore Makey-Makeys, Incredibox, and simple circuits. For ages 14-adult only.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 2, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 3

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Forest Dale. Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 a.m., Brandon Senior Center, 1591 Forest Dale Rd.

Independence Day fireworks and party in Bristol. Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m.- dusk. Bristol Recreational Fields, Airport Rd. DJ Jam Man will be on hand to spin tunes. Food and craft vendors, games, raffles tickets and fireworks at dusk. More info contact Cecil Foster at 802-453-4877 or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, July 4

July 4th celebration in Bristol. Wednesday, July 4, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Main St., the town green, and other points around town. A road race, the Great Bristol Outhouse Race, parade, and a party on the green. Join the fun. For the comfort of those around you, we ask that you please leave your pets at home. More info contact Cecil Foster at 802-453-4877 or [email protected].

July 4th Parade in Bristol. Wednesday, July 4, 10:30 a.m., Main St. Come see the oldest continuously run parade in Vermont.

43rd annual ice cream social in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Visit with neighbors and enjoy ice cream with a wide range of toppings and home-baked pie or cake. The quantities are large, the prices are reasonable. Rain or shine.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Big Hat, No Cattle in Brandon. Wednesday, July 4, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. With guitars, fiddle, steel guitar, upright bass, drums. and vocals, Big Hat, No Cattle swings out western style. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 4, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

 

Thursday, July 5

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, July 5, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. Menu includes homemade baked beans, potato salad, broccoli salad, cottage cheese, homemade rolls and ice cream with berry sauce. Suggested donation is $4. To be on the list call Nancy at 802-453-5276. Come early and talk with friends and make new ones.

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Thursday, July 5, 7 p.m., Riverfront Park, the Marble Works. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free concert by Quinn and the Confluence. American Flatbread by the slice and beer and wine for purchase starting at 6 p.m.

“The Birds of Summer” lecture in Salisbury. Thursday, July 5, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Bridget Butler, Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association will give this free talk.

Middlebury Macintosh User Group (MiddMUG) in Middlebury. Thursday, July 5, 7-8:30 p.m., community room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Come teach and help each other use Apple computers and devices. All levels of skills are welcome. There are no dumb questions. Demonstration of Apple Wallet iPhone photography, along with questions, answers and problem solving. More info at [email protected].

“National Treasure” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 5, dusk, on the town green. The first of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Friday, July 6

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, July 6, 11 a.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Menu includes Yankee pot roast, vegetable gravy, mashed potatoes, summer blend vegetables, broccoli slaw, wheat dinner roll, and pecan pie. $5 suggested donation. Advanced tickets required. Call Michelle Eastman at 802-377-1419. Bring your own place setting. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Street Dance in Brandon. Friday, July 6, 6-10 p.m., Seminary Park, around the corner and up the hill from Town Hall. A family-friendly gathering with music for all ages by DJ Jam Man Entertainment & food vendors. Off street parking available with free shuttles. Part of Brandon’s Independence Day festivities.

Mellow Yellow in New Haven. Friday, July 6, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great music for the golden era of top 40 hits. Free. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Sergei Gratchev carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 6, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Gratchev is the Carillonneur for the Middlebury Summer Russian Language School and also for the city of Hulst, Netherlands. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Twangtown Paramours in Salisbury. Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Come hear this Nashville/Austin acoustic duo. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, July 7

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Charlotte. Saturday, July 7, Mt. Philo State Park, 5425 Mt. Philo Rd. Easy/moderate two-mile hike and with an elevation gain of 636 feet with views of the Lake Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact Ralph Burt at [email protected] or 802-355-4415. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Independence Day celebration in Brandon. Saturday, July 7, all day, Park Village Complex, Route 7 North. Activities include the annual silent auction, family games, variety of vendors and food, parade at 1 p.m., live music by Moose Crossing following the parade, a community supper from 5-7 p.m., DJ Jam Man spinning family favorites, and fireworks at dusk. Free shuttles from downtown run all day. More info contact Bill Moore at [email protected] or 802-247-3635 or Debbie Boyce at [email protected] or 802-345-0056.

Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on the green. A free family festival with treasures for sale. Enjoy searching for treasures in the many tents: clothes, jewelry, linens, white elephant, furniture, children’s toys, plants and more. Buy a homemade pie, visit the food tent, enjoy the children’s activities and get a chance to win a handmade lightweight kayak. Proceeds benefit local charities. More info at ststephensmidd.org.

Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment in Hubbardton. Saturday, July 7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. In honor of the 241st anniversary of the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle fought in Hubbardton, re-enactors portray the American, British, and German soldiers. Tactical military and other special demonstrations, guided camp and interactive battlefield tours, camp life activities, children’s activities, sutler’s row shopping, and illustrated talks. Food stand on site. Tickets $6. More info at 802-273-2282.

Jon Gailmor in Orwell. Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m., Orwell Free Library, main St. A free event for children and their families to kick off the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Annual Town Picnic in Weybridge. Saturday, July 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Weybridge Elementary School, Quaker Village Rd. The town provides meat, you provide a side dish. There will be kids’ games, yard games, music by Snake Mountain Bluegrass and the winners of the first Weybridge haiku contest will be announced. More info at [email protected].

Independence Day parade in Brandon. Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m., Estabrook Park. Fun for all.

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Free.

Jon Gailmor in concert in Shoreham. Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Come rock out with one of Vermont’s favorite musicians.

Cold roast turkey and salad supper in Vergennes. Saturday, July 7, 5-6:30 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main Street, across from the Vergennes Opera House. The menu includes cold roasted turkey, potato salad, broccoli salad, rolls, dessert and beverage served buffet style. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Take out orders available. More info at 802- 877-3150.

Va et Vient in Ripton. Saturday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. These musiciennes will take you from 16th century France to New Orleans and Québec with lively dance numbers, touching love songs, kickin’ Cajun tunes, and rollicking Québecois favorites. 7:30-open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission. More info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up at 802-388-9782.

 

Sunday, July 8

Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment in Hubbardton. Sunday, July 8, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. In honor of the 241st anniversary of the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle fought in Hubbardton, re-enactors portray the American, British, and German soldiers. Tactical military and other special demonstrations, guided camp and interactive battlefield tours, camp life activities, children’s activities, sutler’s row shopping, and illustrated talks. Food stand on site. Tickets $6. More info at 802-273-2282.

Green Mountain Bicycle Club Monkton Ridge Ride. Sunday, July 8, 8:45 a.m., Shelburne Village Shopping Center. Bike through Addison and Chittenden Counties. there are three options — 23 (E), 38 (M) and 48 (M) miles over familiar and less traveled roads. Lots of food stops available along the way. More info contact leader: Lou Bresee at 802-658-0597 or [email protected], or co-leader Holly Creeks at 802-233-9013 or [email protected].

Lake Champlain Challenge Race in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 8, registration 9:30 a.m., race 11 a.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. For boaters of all ages! Join the fun, or just come to watch. Bring your own non-motorized boat, kayak, or canoe to row or paddle in this three-mile race across the lake. LCMM gigs are available for teams of 4 or 6, first come, first served. Contact Nick Patch for availability, [email protected] or 802-475-2022 ext. 113. Registration fee admits two to the museum. LCMM’s Community Rowing Club hosts a free buffet lunch for all race participants. More info at lcmm.org.

Marguerite Schenkman Memorial Concert in Rochester. Sunday, July 8, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N. Main St. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents Julia Salerno, violin, Benjamin Gish, cello, and Cynthia Huard, piano in a performance of Beethoven’s “Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 ‘Ghost,’” Handel-Halvorsen’s “Passacaglia Duo for Violin and Cello,” and Debussy’s “Trio in G major.” Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802-767-9234 or rcmsvt.org.

Mokoomba plays in Middlebury. Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the opening of the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green in Middlebury with vibrant Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

 

Monday, July 9

Rik Palieri plays in Middlebury. Monday, July 9, noon, on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with Palieri, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and member of “The Mythical Order of The Rose Tattoo.” Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Monday, July 9, arrive after 11:15 a.m., KB Café, Kennedy Bros., Main St. Enjoy pulled pork with coleslaw, vegetable pasta salad, wholegrain roll, and a flag cake with berries. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

James Hill and Anne Janelle in Middlebury. Monday, July 9, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this Canadian Folk Music Award-winning ukulele/cello duo. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

“School of Rock” on screen in Shoreham. Monday, July 9, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Check out a movie in our air conditioned library. Popcorn will be served. Free.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 9, 7 p.m., City Park.

The Bengsons on stage in Middlebury. Monday, July 9, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this indie-folk band with a foot-stomping, feel-good folk vibe. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

 

Tuesday, July 10

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. VASA meeting at 11:30 a.m. Meal served at noon includes sweet-n-sour chicken over rice pilaf with vegetables, oriental sugar snap vegetable blend, wheat bread, and grapes. Bring your own place setting. Advanced reservations required. $5 suggested donation. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Jon Gailmor sings in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 10, noon, on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with Vermont’s own troubadour. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Night Tree performs in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with one of the most exciting roots-based music groups offering Celtic-tinged fusion. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Genticorum on stage in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 10, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this energetic and original Québécois musical trio. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

 

Wednesday, July 11

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Enjoy a lunch of chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, and dessert. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

No Strings Marionette Company in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, noon, on the green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green in Middlebury with No String’s annual festival appearance. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. For kids ages 8 to 12. Read “See You in the Cosmos” by Jack Cheng and come to discuss over Nino’s pizza. First of three. Come to one or all three meetings. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. Contact [email protected] to RSVP or for more info.

Rebecca Makkai in conversation with Stephen Kiernan in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. The Vermont Book Shop and Pride Center of Vermont invite all to hear Makkai, discuss her third novel, “The Great Believers,” a tale of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss during and after the AIDS crisis, with Kiernan, a Middlebury College and Iowa Writers’ Workshop alumnus, novelist, and award-winning journalist. Books, food & drink will be available for purchase. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Pride Center of VT’s Health & Wellness program.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Extra Stout in Brandon. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. The Brandon Town Band will open the concert at 6 p.m. Extra Stout brings all of the variety that Irish music has to offer from raucous drinking songs to ballads of home and county; from slow and haunting airs to rocking reels, jigs and polkas. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

“The 1957 Dunmore-area Plane Crash” in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Come experience this illustrated lecture by Bill Powers and Brian Lindner of the Salisbury Historical Society. Free.

Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman on stage in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this pioneering harp/guitar duo rooted in the Irish tradition. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 11, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

The Barbra Lica Quintet in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this fast-rising star in the Canadian Jazz scene. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

 

Thursday, July 12

Age Well Senior Luncheon-in Vergennes. Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of BBQ chicken breast, home fries, broccoli florets, wheat bread, and strawberry shortcake with cream. Bring your own place setting. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Robert and Gigi: Sing-a-long in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, noon, on the green. Bring the kids and celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with festival regulars Robert & Gigi. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

“Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room” in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 3 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Paul Seward, M.D., has been a physician for nearly fifty years, and has spent the majority of those years working in Emergency Rooms on both coasts. Seward is an Emeritus member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians. “Patient Care” is his first book.

The 24th annual Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 12, 5 p.m., Basin Rd. Corey Zink and County Line open this year’s festival. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. On the web at: basinbluegrassfestival.com. More info at 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Starline Rhythm Boys in Hancock. Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., on the green. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series.

The Ballroom Thieves play in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this harmony-driven spirited blues, folk and rock trio. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Composting in your backyard workshop in Shoreham. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Annina Seiler of ACSWD will lead this workshop on creating garden gold.

The Mammals on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. A festival favorite, come celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this Indie-roots trailblazing, high-octane Americana quintet. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

“Beauty and the Beast” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 12, dusk, on the town green. The next installment of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Friday, July 13

The 24th annual Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 13, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. On the web at: basinbluegrassfestival.com. More info at 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Friday, July 13, 11:30 a.m., Mary’s at Baldwin Creek, Route 116. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon, featuring feature Caesar salad, turkey burger with Boursin cheese and pickled onions, potato salad, coleslaw, and strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Magician Tom Verner in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, noon, on the town green. Verner returns once more to entertain and delight as part of the 40th Annual Festival on the Green. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green, 6 Merchants Row. opening reception for “Jonathan D. Ebinger: Breathing Life Into Metal” In conjunction with reception at Edgewater on the Falls.

Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater at the Falls, 1 Mill St. Opening reception for “Scott Addis: Solo Exhibition” In conjunction with reception at Edgewater on the Green.

Hans Uwe Hielschier carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Hielschier has been Organist and Carillonneur at the Marktkirche (Protestant Church) of the Hess since 1979. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

The Welterweights play in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson-fronted Vermont-based rockin’ country band. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

Stone Cold Roosters on stage in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green with this Modern, old-school, swing and honky-tonk band. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

 

Saturday, July 14

Monthly Wildlife Walk in Middlebury. Saturday, July 14, 7-9 a.m., Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland, 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 Meet at Otter View Park parking area. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders welcome. More info at 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Young Adventurers Club hike in Shelburne. Saturday, July 14, Shelburne Farms. A hike along Shelburne Farms trails followed by “Raptors in Residence” presentation. Pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8). Everyone is welcome. Tailored to the individual participants, and fun for the whole family. More info contact Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. See cost of admission at shelburnefarms.org/visit. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

The 24th annual Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. On the web at: basinbluegrassfestival.com. More info at 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

Instrument petting zoo with Miss Cusson in Shoreham. Saturday, July 14, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Come explore some brass, woodwind, and stringed instruments with the music teacher at Shoreham and Bridport Elementary Schools. Fun for all ages.

Opening Receptions in Rochester. Saturday, July 14, 5-7 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Meet the artists and see the new shows — Hyper Flora – JoAnn Carson and Light & Paper/Mes Plantes – Peter Moriarty. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

Mars astronomy night in Hubbardton. Friday, July 14, 7-11 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Mars will be at its best for viewing in mid to late July as it approaches Earth. Enjoy seeing a sliver of the moon set before 10 p.m. The Green Mountain Astronomers are on hand to share their telescopes and knowledge as you explore the night sky. Bring flashlights and a blanket if you like. Call 802-273-2282 to confirm. Admission by donation.

Vermont Jazz Ensemble street dance in Middlebury. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Main St. The final event the 40th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green, with Big Band tunes to dance the night away; come early for swing-dance lessons with Jim Condon. Free. More info at 802-462-3555 or festivalonthegreen.org.

20th Annual Bach Bash in Granville. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall, 4157 Route 100. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents professional and amateur musicians celebrate the music of Bach and others. Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802-767-9234 or rcmsvt.org.

Brillhart and Smith in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. This duo is the project of fiddler Jake Brillhart and singer-songwriter Alex Smith. The two have toured extensively for the past five years performing Brillhart’s Cape Breton-influenced fiddle tunes and Smith’s finely-crafted folk ballads. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Two Forrests & Three Sues in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The Three Sues, Sue Clarke, Sue Ribaudo and Susan Rule, unique singers each with a solid and varied musical history, meet on common ground to deliver a unique sound that is by turns mellow, energetic, nostalgic and jazzy. They join the Two Forrests: Michael and Scott for an evening of great music. Tickets adults, $8/seniors and Students $6.

 

Sunday, July 15

Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis in Vergennes. Sunday, July 15, time TBA, Basin Harbor Club, 4800 Basin Harbor Rd. Walk, ride or run to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. Scenic 40-mile and a 8-mile cycling options as well as a 5K run/walk through the private Basin Harbor Club property. Participants will be treated to a lakeside BBQ lunch reception, raffle and give-away drawings. More info at ChampsChallenge.org.

Vermont Sun triathlon in Salisbury. Sunday, July 15, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. A 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run, nestled against the Green Mountains. Bib pick up 6:40-8 a.m. More info and registration at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

Branbury Classic triathlon in Salisbury. Sunday, July 15, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. A 1.5-mile paddle, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run nestled against the Green Mountains. The 1.5 mile paddle portion of this event may be completed in a Kayak, Canoe or on a Paddleboard. Bib pick-up 6:45-8 a.m. More info and registration at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

The 24th annual Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Basin Rd. Lots of events, activities and above all, music. Day and weekend ticket prices. Celebrate all things Bluegrass in the Basin. On the web at: basinbluegrassfestival.com. More info at 802-247-3275 or [email protected].

War games afternoon in Orwell. Sunday, July 15, 1-4 p.m., Mount Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Come to the Mount for the inaugural afternoon of Revolutionary War tabletop war-gaming. Several strategy games and scenarios. For ages 12 and up. Included in museum admission. More info at 802-948-2000.

The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, July 15, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. John, Paul, George and Ringo have an animated adventure and foil the Blue Meanies in this classic ’60s animated film. Tickets $10- $15, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

Exhibit opening in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 15, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. The Fabric of Emancipation: The African Diasporic Lens of American History through Contemporary Fiber Arts features the work of eight of the country’s preeminent fiber, textile and needle artists expressing what it means to be of African descent in the Americas.

Curator Gallery Talk in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 15, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. To open Rokeby’s 2018 special exhibit “The Fabric of Emancipation,” Harlem Needle Arts director and exhibit curator Michelle Bishop will speak about the influence of textile art as resistance for social change.

Twenty-first Annual Bach Bash in Rochester. Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N. Main St. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents Vanessa Holroyd, flute, Cynthia Huard, piano, and Mary Rowell, violin in a performance of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020,” Francois Borne’s, “Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen,” and Rota’s “Trio for flute, violin and piano.” Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802-767-9234 or rcmsvt.org.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, July 15, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Florence Fogelin & Tracy Winn read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Monday, July 16

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Bristol. Monday, July 16, 10:45 a.m., Cubbers, Main St. Doors open at 10:45 a.m., meal served at 11 a.m. Chef’s Choice, always delicious, includes beverage and dessert. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Karl Lindholm in Middlebury. Monday, July 16, 3-4:15 p.m., Community Room, East View at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Lindholm returns for the second talk in this series about baseball. He’ll comment on players and the state of the game today, and share stories about some of the lesser-known baseball players in the history of America’s game. Free and open to the public.

Yoga Night in Shoreham. Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring a mat and comfortable clothes and practice along with a yoga flow for beginners streamed instruction.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 17

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 17, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of cream of broccoli and cheddar soup, crackers, zucchini and summer squash, wheat roll, and melon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Blood pressure and foot care clinic in Brandon. Tuesday, July 17, 11 a.m., Conant Square.

Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Tuesday, July 17, 4 p.m., Estabrook Park. One of Brandon’s liveliest annual events. Estabrook Park will be overflowing with items large and small and auctioneer Barb Watters will offer enticing bids, keeping up the pace and entertaining the crowd all at the same time. Preview starts at 2 p.m. Brandon Lions will be grilling dinner and providing cold drinks and snacks. Donations needed. Contact [email protected] for details.

Point CounterPoint faculty concert in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Come hear these talented musicians as they play chamber music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series

 

Wednesday, July 18

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal served at noon. Pork chow mein, brown rice with vegetables, broccoli cauliflower blend, rye bread, and grapes will be served. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 18, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. For kids ages 8 to 12. Read “Well, That Was Awkward” by Rachel Vail and come to discuss over Nino’s pizza. Second of three. Come to one or all three meetings. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. Contact [email protected] to RSVP or for more info.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Phineas Gage in Brandon. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Mad River Valleys pherocious pholkgospel grassicana band, Also known as “Music for Happy Brains.” More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 18, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

“Les Mis” on screen in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. It’s the Hugh Jackman version. Check out the movie in the air conditioned library. Popcorn will be served.

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 18, 8 p.m., College Park, across from Shafer’s. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free showing of the movie “Hidden Figures.”

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 18, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Check the Observatory web site at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, July 19

Kids Can! Learn to make a 3-minute video in Hubbardton. Thursday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Children ages 11 to 15 are invited to this workshop with Bob Franzoni to learn how to write, direct, act in and produce a 2 to 3-minute video. Bring lunch and snacks. Fee includes materials. Pre-registration required. Information on sibling discounts and scholarships available. Cost $15. Call 802-273-2282 by July 12 to register. Limit 10 students.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, July 19, 11 a.m., Button Bay State Park, Button Bay Rd. Annual Button Bay BBQ. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Music starts at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon of BBQ Caesar chicken breast, beef burger sliders, broccoli salad, potato and egg salad, fruit salad, and chocolate chip cookies. 50/50 Raffle and door prize giveaways. Advanced tickets required and available at all of the Addison County meal sites. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Chamber Music Recital in Middlebury. Thursday, July 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Come hear this performance by Point Counterpoint students. Free and open to the public.

The Dough Boys in Hancock. Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., on the green. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series.

Vermont and the Underground Railroad presentation in Bristol. Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society welcomes Jane Williamson, former director of the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh to will explore the Underground Railroad and its effect on the abolitionist movement and life in Vermont. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

“Rogue One” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 19, dusk, on the town green. The next installment of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Friday, July 20

Preschoolers at the Point in Addison. Friday, July 20, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices or lighthouses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call 802-759-2412 for topic. Suggested donation $5 per family.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in New Haven. Friday, July 20, 6-8-p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great bluegrass music. Free. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

George Matthew Jr. carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Matthew is the Carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Michele Fay Band in Salisbury. Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Fay and her band bring their Americana folk to the church as part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, July 21

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Westport, N.Y. Saturday, July 21, Split Rock Mountain. Hike a 4- to 5-mile loop through mostly wooded trails that include scenic views of Lake Champlain and short spurs down to the water. Combination of flat and undulating terrain with minimal change in elevation. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. Possible carpooling. More info contact Ralph Burt at [email protected] or 802-355-4415. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

40th annual Goshen Gallop race in Goshen. Saturday, July 21, Blueberry Hill Inn, Goshen-Ripton Rd. Register by April 4 for $40 to celebrate the race’s 40th Anniversary at goshengallup.com.

Mary Poppins on screen in Shoreham. Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring lunch to the library and enjoy a hit movie in our air-conditioning.

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St.

Steven Kirby Group in Brandon. Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Kirby’s Group plays richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz with evocative and exciting compositions and stellar musicianship. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

 

Sunday, July 22

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Elizabethtown, N.Y. Sunday, July 22, Owl Head Lookout. Moderately difficult, 1300 vertical feet, 5.2 miles round trip. This is a moderate grade woodland hike. The summit has wide open views in almost all directions. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact leader Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or 802-453.4412 Possible carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk in Addison/Crown Point, N.Y. Sunday, July 22, 1-3 p.m., Crown Point, N.Y., State Historic Site museum, Just over the Crown Point Bridge. Learn about the history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Crown Point, NY, site friends group president Thomas Hughes and Chimney Point administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead this round-trip guided walk. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Includes admission to both museums.

Farm to Ballet in New Haven. Sunday July 22, Golden Well Farm & Apiary, 1089 River Rd. Farmers, food, community, live classical musicians, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what makes Vermont’s Farm to Ballet so unique. Designed to tell the story of a Vermont farming operation from spring to fall, the performances serve as fundraisers to support and honor the work of local farmers and conservation organizations. Tickets in advance $20 adult/kids 12 and under free, available online at farmtoballet.org., $25 at the door.

 

Monday, July 23

“Music & Lyrics” on screen in Shoreham. Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Check out this movie in our air conditioned library. Popcorn will be served.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 24

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of Italian chicken fingers with BBQ sauce, peas & carrots, mashed potatoes, wheat roll, and tropical fruit. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

 

Wednesday, July 25

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Soup of the day, sandwich, coleslaw, dessert, and beverage. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Middle Grade Book Club in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 25, 5 – 5:45 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Read “Just Like Jackie” and welcome special guest author Lindsey Stoddard. “Just Like Jackie” has appeared on some great book lists, like the Indies Introduce and the Indies Next TOP TEN. It also received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Of course, there will be Nino’s pizza. Third of three meetings. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend. Contact [email protected] to RSVP or for more info

“Music at the Riverbend” presents EmaLou and the Beat in Brandon. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. EmaLou and The Beat play a mix of contemporary and classic folk, rock ‘n roll, and funk music as well as originals. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 25, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

Craft night: fiber arts in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring a current project or use our collection of yarn, crochet hooks, and needles to start something of new. Light refreshments will be served..

“The Birds of Summer” presentation in Salisbury. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Bridget Butler gives an informative talk on our summertime feathered friends. Part of the Salisbury Summer Series. Free and open to the public.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 25, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Check the Observatory web site at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, July 26

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, July 26, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal of roast pork loin, gravy, mashed potatoes, garden peas and onions, wheat roll, and sliced pears will be served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m., Riverfront Park, the Marble Works. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free concert with Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners.American Flatbread by the slice and beer and wine for purchase starting at 6 p.m.

The Three Sues plus Aaron Marcus Trio in Hancock. Thursday, July 26, on the green. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series.

“Up” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, July 26, dusk, on the town green. The next installment of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Friday, July 27

Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Bristol. Friday, July 27, Bristol Recreation Field, Airport Rd. A summer must.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, July 27, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at noon of roast chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, roll, and chocolate mousse. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, July 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes rotisserie chicken, assorted summer salads, rolls and dessert. Free.

Tiffany Ng carillon in Middlebury. Friday, July 27, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Ng is an assistant professor of Carillon and University carillonist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

The Lion King Jr. on stage in Middlebury. Friday, July 27, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company returns to the stage, bringing the story of Simba, Nala, Mufasa and Scar to life. Tickets $12, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

Deb Brisson & the Hayburners in Salisbury. Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. As part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series, Brisson and her band bring their blend of rock, folk and country to Salisbury’s historic church. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, July 28

Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Bristol. Saturday, July 28, Bristol Recreation Field, Airport Rd. A summer must.

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm in West Addison. Saturday, July 28, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Kayhart Brothers Dairy Farm, 7429 Rt. 17 West. Want to know where your food comes from? This summer, you can go straight to the source. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and self-guided farm tour to see first-hand how dairy farmers care for their animals, the environment, and contribute to our local communities. A kid-friendly scavenger hunt included. Free. Tickets must be reserved at VermontBreakfastOnTheFarm.com.

Natural Basketry Workshop in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Join Catherine Brooks to forage materials in the Rokeby woods and weave them into a simple melon basket that you’ll take home the same day. After this, you’ll be able to make more baskets on your own. Participants will need to bring simple household tools and wear protective clothing. For more information and to register, email [email protected]. Cost: $60/person.

“Inquiry into the Revolutionary Mind: What Were You Thinking Philip Schuyler and Seth Warner?” in Orwell. Saturday, July 28, 2-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Modern day historian Paul Andriscin turns back the time machine to interview two very different American Revolutionary War officers — Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler, American Army commander of New York, and Col. Seth Warner, leader of the Green Mountain Boys

Youth Escape Room Challenge in Shoreham. Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Solve the clues and unlock the box before the timer runs out. Ages 8 and up. RSVP to the library at (802) 897-2647 by Friday, July 27.

The Lion King Jr. on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company returns to the stage, bringing the story of Simba, Nala, Mufasa and Scar to life. Tickets $12, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

L.C. Jazz Dance Band in Brandon. Saturday, July 28, 7-10 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. L.C. Jazz Swing Dance Band is a 17 piece volunteer Big Band with a mission, have a great time, play fantastic music and support continuing music education of area students through scholarships. A benefit for the Brandon Town Hall and the L.C. Jazz Scholarship Fund. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $7/couples all ages $14.

Britt Connors & Bourbon Renewal in Brandon. Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Come hear this unique brand of “Y’all-ternative.” Before heading into the studio in September, they’ll debut some brand-new songs and have fun with new arrangements of older songs. The band is comprised of some of Boston’s finest jazz and Americana musicians. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

 

Sunday, July 29

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section potluck picnic in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, July 29, Kingsland Bay State Park, 787 Kingsland Bay Rd. Scenic views, tables under the trees, dock area for swimming, bay for paddling, and a choice of trails. Bring your own picnic lunch. The Club will provide leaders and fruit and cookies. Admission free with Green Mountain Passport/$4 adults/$2 children 4-13. Contact leaders David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 (hiking & biking) or Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407 to confirm participation. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Three Day Stampede Toward the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis in Bristol. Sunday, July 29, Bristol Recreation Field, Airport Rd. A summer must.

Descendants of the Green Mountain Boys in Hubbardton. Sunday, July 29, 10:30 a.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Members of the descendants of the Green Mountain Boys will be on hand to discuss how this group came about, share stories about their own Green Mountain Boys family tree discoveries, the importance of honoring them, and offering guidance on how to search for them.

Blast from the Past: Historic Clock and Watches Afternoon in Addison. Sunday, July 29, noon-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 32 Route 17. Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members are in residence on the Chimney Point porch to talk with you about the history of your clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring your clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces.

The Lion King Jr. on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, July 29, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company returns to the stage, bringing the story of Simba, Nala, Mufasa and Scar to life. Tickets $12, available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, July 29, 4-5 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. New show of work by John Kemp Lee. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, July 29, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Jenson Beach & Bianca Stone read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Monday, July 30

Book Discussion in Shoreham. Monday, July 30, 6:30 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. From her youth in Somalia to her current life, come discuss “Infidel,” the gripping biography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the library. Light refreshments will be served.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 30, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, July 31

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 31, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal of chicken breast with tarragon sauce, spinach, mashed cauliflower, wheat roll, and pumpkin custard will be served at noon. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Find Waldo local prize drawing and final party in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 31, 5-6 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Find Waldo returns to Middlebury for the month of July. He may be harder to find this year with all the construction but the elusive character will be hidden in over 20 businesses and one library. Complete the Waldo passport for prizes and Middlebury money and join the party.

Town Hall Theater’s 10th Birthday Bash in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 31, 5-7 p.m., Come to THT for this free celebration of bringing the arts to Middlebury. More info available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 1

Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. It’s the Brandon Library Summer Reading Program grand finale. Ron Carter, aka Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate, sings to his own guitar accompaniment and to tracks from his stylistically diverse albums His approach is Sesame Street meets Monty Python. Free will donation Event with all donations going to the Library and Town Hall for upcoming projects.

Revolutionary Day Camp in Orwell. Wednesday Aug. 1-Friday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. A five-hour camp for ages 12 to 15. Learn about the Revolutionary War soldiers, cooking how the soldiers and colonial settlers did it, starting a fire, hands-on activities, and exploring the Mount. Campers will make at least one special item to bring home. Limited space. Pre-registration required. Bring your own lunch. Information on sibling discounts and scholarships. Call 802-948-2000 to register.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Mad Mountain Scramblers in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon Town Band opens at 6 p.m. followed by the Mad River Valley’s Premier Bluegrass Band. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

Point CounterPoint Faculty Concert in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come hear these talented musicians as they play chamber music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., College Park, across from Shafer’s. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free showing of the movie “The Greatest Showman.”

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Check the Observatory web site at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, Aug. 2

“The Wizard of Oz” on screen in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 2, dusk, on the town green. The final film of Bristol’s movies in the park for 2018. Bring a chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein air movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

Pete Seeger Memorial Concert in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series.

 

Friday, Aug. 3

Sidewinders in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m., Free. Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great music. Free. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Elena Sadina carillon in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Sadina is the Carillonneur for the Middlebury Summer Russian Language School and Belgian Carillon School. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Vocal Virtuosity in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. As part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series, Joshua Collier, tenor, and Helen Lyons, soprano, will perform songs from opera, operetta and musical theater with Pianist Claire as accompanist. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, Aug. 4

Town-wide yard sale in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m., locations around town. Sidewalk sales and town-wide yard sales start at 9 am and last as long as there are still bargains available. Rain or shine. Official yard sales make it on The Map, which will be available the morning of August 4 at the Brandon Museum and Visitor Center, 4 Grove St. More info call 802-247-6401. For renting space at Brandon Town Hall contact Debbie Jennings at 802-345-3033 or [email protected].

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St.

Julia Mark in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. The endearing warmth and charm of Mark’s music and voice has quickly made her a favorite in the Boston music scene. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

 

Sunday, Aug. 5

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2-4 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 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.

Beyond the Notes musical performance in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 5, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N. Main St. The Rochester Chamber Music Society presents Sarah Whitney, violin, Ani Kalayjian, cello, and Cynthia Huard in “Solos, Duos and Trios; Ravel, Glière, Piazzolla.” The trio will also play Jazz-infused folk. Free will donations gratefully accepted. More info at 802-767-9234 or rcmsvt.org.

 

Monday, Aug. 6

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 7, Fair Ground Rd. ACTR will provide free fares to the fair, connecting the fair to Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven and Vergennes.

Very Merry Theater in Bristol. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6:30 p.m., town green. The Theater’s Teen Troupe will stage their summer production.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 8

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Wednesday, Aug. 8, Fair Ground Rd.ACTR will provide free fares to the fair, connecting the fair to Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven and Vergennes.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents EnerJazz in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. The eighteen members of EnerJazz are dedicated to playing your favorite hits of the Swing Era in their original style. The music of Ellington, Basie, Dorsey, Miller and more. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

“The Legendary Nettie Jones (1834-1924)” in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7:00 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Join the Salisbury Historical Society for this illustrated lecture by Bill Powers. Free.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 9-10:30 p.m., Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Jupiter and Saturn will be in the evening sky on many of these dates. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae will also be visible through the Observatory’s telescopes. Free and open to the public, weather permitting. Check the Observatory web site at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802-443-2266 after 7 P.M. on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, Aug. 9

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 9, Fair Ground Rd. ACTR will provide free fares to the fair, connecting the fair to Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven and Vergennes. Local band Reflection Band plays at 7 p.m.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Keene, N.Y. Thursday, Aug. 9, Hurricane Mountain. A strenuous 5.2-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. Spectacular views from the summit and restored fire tower. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. Bring bug repellent and sunblock. More info contact leader Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or 802-453-4412. Possible carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Maiden Vermont plus Hancock Coffee House Musicians in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., on the green. Bring a chair and a picnic. Free. Rain site available. Part of the Hancock Green Summer Concert series.

David Rosane and The Zookeepers in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 9, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. This Green Mountain folk-rock-protest band visits Bixby as part of their two month library benefit tour. The event will help to raise funds and advocate for literacy, community and freedom of speech. All donations go to support literacy programs, science events for kids, building repair and eco-friendly materials for the hosting library.

 

Friday, Aug. 10

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 10, Fair Ground Rd. ACTR will provide free fares to the fair, connecting the fair to Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven and Vergennes. Local band Pitz Quatrone & the Freelancers play at 7 p.m.

Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Green, 6 Merchants Row. Opening reception for “Timothy Horn: The View From Here.” In conjunction with reception at Edgewater on the Falls.

Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater on the Falls, 1 Mill St. Opening reception for “Ellen Granter: Solo Exhibition.” In conjunction with reception at Edgewater on the Green.

Amy Heebner carillon in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Middlebury College graduate Heebner is the City Carillonneur for Albany, New York. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30, p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Come hear these talented musicians as they play Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 13 in A Minor, and Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8 in B Major. Free-will donation. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

Monthly Wildlife Walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 11, 7-9 a.m., Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland, 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 Meet at Otter View Park parking area. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders welcome. More info at 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019.

Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 11, Fair Ground Rd. ACTR will provide free fares to the fair, connecting the fair to Bristol, Middlebury, New Haven and Vergennes. Michele Fay band plays at 6 p.m. and the Horsetraders at 8 p.m.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Long Trail Day. Saturday, Aug. 11. Hikes along the Long Trail at the Appalachian Gap on Route 17 in Warren and from Sucker Brook to the Middlebury Gap. Check the GMC website for event details and how to choose your hike at greenmountainclub.org/longtrailday.

Building Fairy and Other Imaginary Houses in Orwell. Saturday, Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Children and parents can drop in for this activity in the picnic area. Be inspired by nature, the history of Mount Independence or flights of the imagination and use natural materials to build small “fairy houses.” Children under 15 free; accompanying adults pay regular admission.

“Laurel & Hardy: A Silent Fine Mess” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The beloved comedy team got their start in silent film. Get ready to laugh as Stan and Ollie make fine messes out of everything from a day in the country to a night on the town. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Sunday, Aug. 12

Vermont Sun triathlon in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. A 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike and 3.1-mile run, nestled against the Green Mountains. Bib pick up 6:40-7:45 a.m. More info and registration at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

Lake Dunmore Triathlon in Salisbury. Sunday, Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd. A .9-mile swim, 28-mile bike and 6.2-mile run nestled against the Green Mountains. Bib pick up 6:40-7:30 a.m. More info and registration at vermontsuntriathlonseries.com.

Pie Social in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 12, 1-4 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Bring the kids or your friends to Rokeby for music, lawn games and pie. Homemade pies of every type, served plain or with scrumptious Vermont ice cream, in the Museum’s shady back yard. The jazz trio Abby’s Agenda will perform. Proceeds support the Museum’s work, so have a second piece.

Ethnic & Cultural Diversity at Mount Independence in Orwell. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2-3:30 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. This program, led by historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin, looks at how a rag-tag force from Vermont and six other states managed to maintain the Northern American Army during the Revolution while facing lack of supplies, disease, starvation and weather conditions and having to overcome prejudices against their fellow soldiers.

 

Monday, Aug. 13

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Block Party in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m., Main St. Games. activities, food and a free concert by the Horse Traders, followed at dusk by a free showing of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” in College Park.

“Get Lit!” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Join Vermont authors Robin MacArthur (“Heart Spring Mountain”) and Meg Little Reilly (“Everything That Follows”) for a literary discussion and margaritas. Friends since high school, these two authors will have a lot to talk about. Books, food & drink will be available for purchase.

“Music at the Riverbend” presents The Eames Brothers Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m. behind the Brandon Inn. Vermont‘s foremost purveyors of “mountain blues,” The Eames Brothers Band are known for their late night sets that drift seamlessly through lowdown psychedelic blues funk to uplifting soul songs and back again. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

“Aquatic Invasives,” lecture in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Join the Salisbury Conservation Commission and the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association for this talk by Ann Bove. Free

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

 

Thursday, Aug. 16

Bennington Battle Day in Vermont. Saturday, Aug. 16. Free admission at all Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites.

Block Party in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 16, Main St. Food, music and fun as Middlebury closes off Main St.

“History of the Greenwood Cemetery” in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will present local residents Donald Lathrop and Reg Dearborn to discussing Bristol’s cemetery, past and present. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Friday, Aug. 17

Preschoolers at the Point in Addison. Friday, Aug. 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Bring your preschooler to enjoy story and craft time at Chimney Point. Topics relate to the history of Chimney Point and may include archaeology, bridges, boats, clocks, post offices or lighthouses. A parent or responsible adult must be with the child. Ages 3 to 5. Well-behaved siblings welcome. Bring snacks if you like. Call 802-759-2412 for topic. Suggested donation $5 per family.

George Matthew carillon in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns, Middlebury College. Matthew, the Carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University, will play the final concert of the summer, before Language Schools Graduation. Come hear this a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. More info at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.

LC Jazz in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great big band music. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Friday night family performance and wood-fired pizza in Rochester. Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Magicians Without Borders entertains the family. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 18

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Hancock/Ripton. Saturday, Aug. 18, Burnt Hill. Hike up Burnt Hill then south on the Long Trail to the Middlebury Gap, with car spotting. Moderate/strenuous hike of about five miles with 1,440 elevation gain. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact leader Anne Christie at [email protected] or 802-388.4347. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Town-Wide Yard Sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St.

Ciderstock in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 18, gates open at 2-10 p.m., the Woodchuck Cidery, 1321 Exchange St. Come hear headliner 311, with special guests Moon Taxi, Jukebox the Ghost, along with Vermont’s Seth Yacovone Band. The musical lineup will be supported by great food trucks, a Firkin Frenzy, and of course, Woodchuck cider. Tickets $35, are available via Ticketfly, woodchuck.com/ciderstock/index.php or at the Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury, or $40 day of.

Solar, deep sky, and Mars astronomy night in Addison. Saturday, Aug 18, 7:30-11 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Members of the Green Mountain Astronomers come to Chimney Point will share their telescopes and knowledge as we explore the night sky. Discover the wonders of the solar system, deep sky, and take a special look at Mars. Dependent on night sky conditions. Call 802-759-2412 to confirm. Bring a flashlight, and blanket or lawn chair if you like. Admission by donation.

Melissa D. & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Come hear singer Melissa D. Moorhouse’s distinct voice. Sit back, relax and experience the coffeehouse vibe with the warm ambient music of Americana folk/rock. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6.

 

Sunday, Aug. 19

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section Young Adventurers Club hike in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 19, Button Bay Nature Trail, Button Bay State Park. The pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8) and everyone is welcome. Each outing is tailored to the individual participants, and will be fun for the whole family. Bring cost of admission. More info contact Lauren Bierman at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Underhill. Sunday, Aug. 19, Underhill State Park. A strenuous hike from Stevensville Road parking, up Maple Ridge trail, then Wampahoofus trail and Butler lodge trail down. About 5.5 miles round trip. 2,300 ft. elevation gain. Possible carpooling. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, lunch and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact Ivor Hughes at [email protected] or 802-453-4412. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Town-Wide Yard Sale in Bridport. Sunday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

“Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber” in Addison. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Members of the Twist O’Wool Guild and others 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.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 19, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Rebecca Godwin and Cynthia Huntington read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Monday, Aug. 20

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 21

The Glass Menagerie on stage in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 21, TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company performs one of Tennessee Williams’ most acclaimed plays. Tickets $12 available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 22

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Hot Box Honey in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Brandon Town Band opens at 6 p.m. followed by Burlington-based swing & jazz supergroup Hot Box Honey, offering an eclectic mix of swing, latin, funk, reggae and soul rhythms to keep it groovin’. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., town green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

The Glass Menagerie on stage in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 22, TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Young Company performs one of Tennessee Williams’ most acclaimed plays. Tickets $12 available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222.

 

Thursday, Aug. 23

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 23, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

 

Friday, Aug. 24

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, another salad and dessert. Free.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival opening Night in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 24, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

Street Dance in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Kick- off Vergennes Day and dance the night away with music by the Hitmen.

 

Saturday, Aug. 25

Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section hike in Addison. Saturday, Aug. 25, Snake Mountain. A moderate 3.5-mile hike with a gradual ascent of 980 feet. The summit offers great views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Wear appropriate clothing, bring water, a snack and hiking poles, if needed. More info contact Ralph Burt at [email protected] or 802-355-4415. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 25, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

37th Annual Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Celebrate all things Vergennes with a pancake breakfast, crafters, music, children’s venue, horse drawn wagon rides, Lions Club chicken BBQ, rubber duckie race and more. Sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vergennes. More info at vergennesday.com.

Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour in Orwell. Saturday, Aug. 25, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Mt. Independence Sate Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Jim Rowe leads the first leg of this tour of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the Mount Independence museum. The tour will end at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site.

Point CounterPoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St.

 

Sunday, Aug. 26

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 26, Town Hall Theater, Marquis theater, Dana Auditorium and other locations around town. The MNFF returns for its fourth year. More info at middfilmfest.org.

East Hubbardton Cemetery walk in Hubbardton. Sunday, Aug. 26, 2-4 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5695 Monument Hill Rd. Site interpreter Carl Fuller leads this walk in the East Hubbardton Cemetery to talk about the early settlers of Hubbardton, their roles in the 1777 Battle of Hubbardton, and life after the war. If inclement weather shorter inside program.

 

Monday, Aug. 27

 

Wednesday, Aug. 29

“Music at the Riverbend” presents Locally Grown Music in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. An evening of local talent & Battle of the Bands winner. More info contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7-8:30 p.m., Town Green. A Vermont tradition since 1870, Come early and enjoy a pre-concert dinner in town or bring a picnic.

 

Friday, Aug. 31

Starline Rhythm Boys in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax at the end of your week with a glass of wine and great music by Vermont’s beloved vintage country and rockabilly band. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

Friday night family performance and wood-fired pizza in Rochester. Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Dinoman entertains the family. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

Point CounterPoint Faculty Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Come hear these talented musicians as they play chamber music. Part of the Salisbury Summer Performance Series. Free-will donation.

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 2, 1-3 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather for this Vermont Archaeology Month program.

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, Sept. 2, 4-5 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. New show of work by Laura Parker and Carolie Parker. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Margi Rogal, Woon-Ping Chin and Carolie Parker read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

“Wild Cousins of our Best Friends: Coyotes and other Canids” in Salisbury. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Sue Morse of Keeping Track gives this presentation on our pets’ wild cousins as part of the Salisbury Summer Series. Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, Sept. 7

Bread and Puppet Little Big Tour in Rochester. Friday, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. The storied puppet troupe brings their message to Rochester. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

13th annual Kelly Brush Ride in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants can register online to ride 100, 50, 20 or 10 miles, and/or play a round of golf at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College. More info at kellybrushfoundation.org/kellybrushride.

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mt Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Reenactors take over the Mount, to honor the American, British, and German garrisons of 1776 and 1777. Demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics (follow soldiers on a woods skirmish), colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. New offerings both days. Activities for children. Call for details. Vermont Archaeology Month program.

“Sherlock Holmes” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Recently discovered in France after being lost for nearly a century, see this original 1916 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes stories as performed by William Gillette, the actor who created the role on stage and performed it more than 1,000 times. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

Soldiers Atop the Mount in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mt Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Reenactors take over the Mount, to honor the American, British, and German garrisons of 1776 and 1777. Demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics (follow soldiers on a woods skirmish), colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. New offerings both days. Activities for children. Call for details. Vermont Archaeology Month program.

Strong Ground 5K walk in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Trek the trails and support this Mount Independence Coalition fundraiser for education and special programming efforts by participating in this 5K walk. $10 fee includes a simple lunch and admission to the site and Soldiers Atop the Mount event. Pre-registration suggested. Call 802-948-2000.

5th Annual Brandon Has Talent auditions in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 9, 4-6 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent? Don’t miss this opportunity to perform on the new Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. Schedule a day and time at 802-247-5420. The show will run on Saturday, Sept. 22

 

Monday, Sept. 10

5th Annual Brandon Has Talent auditions in Brandon. Monday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Like to sing, play an instrument, dance, play in a band or have a special talent? Don’t miss this opportunity to perform on the new Town Hall stage. A showcase of talent — no judges, no prizes. Schedule a day and time at 802-247-5420. The show will run on Saturday, Sept. 22

 

Friday, Sept. 14

Artist’s reception in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m., Edgewater Gallery, 1 Mill St. Opening reception for “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition.”

 

Saturday, Sept. 16

Tour de Farms in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 16, TBA, Begins and ends at Vergennes City Park. Two routes; the short is 10 miles and long is 20 miles, both finishes at Vergennes’ Eat on the Green food and music festival.

TAM Trek in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 16, Wright Park. Test your endurance at the 19-mile or 10K timed runs or relax on the 2-mile family run/walk on the TAM. All courses are loops on pristine trails through woods, farmland, meadow and river valleys, circumnavigating the town. Post-race celebration with refreshments, prizes and music. All welcome, any ability. More info and registration at maltvt.org. All proceeds help maintain the Trail Around Middlebury.

Eat on the Green Festival in Vergennes. Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-6 p.m., Vergennes City Green. Great food, music, kids activities and cash bar. Open to the public.

Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk in Addison. Sunday, Sept. 16 1-3 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 VT Route 17. Learn the history of what surrounds you as you walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Chimney Point site administrator Elsa Gilbertson and Crown Point, NY, site friends group president Thomas Hughes lead this guided round trip walk. Meet at Chimney Point. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Tickets $6.

“The Quilt Code Myth and Other Mysteries of the Underground Railroad” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Myths, misinterpretations, and distortions of the history of slavery are often a mixture of fact, folklore, and speculation. Kate Clifford Larson, an historian and leading Harriet Tubman scholar will speak about the root of the Quilt Code myth, its counterfactual elements, its curious proliferation during the late 20th century, and its place among the pantheon of Underground Railroad mythology.

Aikido Yoshokai Vermont demo and instruction in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Join 3rd degree black belt Wade Davis-sensei and his students for a 20-minute demonstration and stay for a half hour open class afterwards. Free will donation with all proceeds split between the Friends of the Brandon Town Hall and Aikido Yoshokai Vermont.

 

Thursday, Sept. 20

“Lincoln Hill Settlements” talk in Bristol. Thursday Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will welcome Elise Guyette, Vermont historian and author as she traces African-American farmers settling and working the land in Hinesburg, Vt., from 1790-1890. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Friday, Sept. 21

Atlatl Workshop in Addison. Friday, Sept 21, noon-5 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 VT Route 17. 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. Pre-registration required. $70 Fee includes instruction and materials.

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the green. Crafters, vendors, children’s venue, bandstand music, demonstrations & more. More info at BristolHarvestFest.com.

23rd Annual Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 VT Route 17. Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship, testing skills in accuracy and distance. Newcomers to experts welcome. Children’s activities. Workshops and demonstrations on flint knapping, Woodland pottery, and other crafts and skills. Tickets: competitors $7 pre-registered/$8 same-day registration; visitors: $5 adult/free under 15. Call 802-759-2412 to register.

Brandon Has Talent in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This fundraiser for the Town Hall will showcase the multi-talented community members from Brandon and the surrounding area. Come see neighbors, friends, and family as they sing, dance and entertain you for the Town Hall’s new stage. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6/children 5 and under and accompanied by an adult, free, available at the door.

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

Vermont Sun Half Marathon in Salisbury. Sunday, Sept. 23, 8:45 a.m., Branbury State Park, 35 70 Lake Dunmore Rd. Challenge yourself in a 5k, 10k, or half-marathon. Pre-registration/bib pick-up from 8:45-9:45 a.m. sharp at Branbury State Park on race morning. All runs start at 10 a.m.

Better L8 Then Never Car Show in Bristol. Sunday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreation Field, Airport Rd. More than 250 classic cars and trucks. Vendors, great food, live DJ, raffle drawings, piston toss, kids’ activities, bake sale and more. Fun for the whole family. Free for spectators. Donations accepted for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. More info at betterL8thannever.com

Basswood Bark Strip Basket making in Addison. Sunday, Sept 23, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 VT Route 17. Learn to make a basket of 32” long basswood outer bark strips from basket maker Barry Keegan. You will be handling wet materials; dress appropriately. Limit 15 students. $60 fee includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration required. Call 802-759-2412.

Secrets of Mt. Philo in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 U.S Route 7. In this virtual tour, join Judy Chaves to learn about the landscape history of Mt. Philo, Vermont’s first state park. From the devastating deforestation of the “sheep fever” of the mid-1800s to today’s popular day hike, Mt. Philo is the landscape history of Vermont, in miniature.

 

Friday, Sept. 28

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Sep. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, Sept. 29, 3-6 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. New show of work by Laurie Sverdlove. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

“The Doughboys” in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Meet Middlebury’s premier faculty rock band. Their upbeat original pop-rock tunes remain the foundation of their repertoire, but they also cover everything from Paul Simon to Chuck Berry to the Grateful Dead. Tickets adults, $8/seniors and students $7/Couples $14.

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

Saturday, Oct. 13

“Masquerade Ball” in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-10 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. A joint fundraiser for the Brandon Town Hall and the Brandon Public Library. Music by Bill Moore. Beverages and snacks, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, cash bar and prizes for costumes. No costume? Arrive at 7 p.m. to decorate a mask with provided materials. Tickets: individuals $12 no costume/$10 in costume; couples $20 no costume/$18 in costume; students 16 and under in costume free.

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

Hike into History in Orwell. Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Enjoy the last day of the 2018 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

Sweet Transitions sings in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St. The Bristol Historical Society will be hosting Mt. Abraham’s a cappella group, under the direction of Megan LaRose, for an evening of beautiful harmonizing. Free and open to the public. More info call Steve Ayotte at 802-453-7709.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

“Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery” in Orwell. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. A wide variety of presentations will examine the Mount using period documents and maps, archaeological studies, artifacts, and high-tech mapping, revealing its significance during the Revolutionary War and Northern Campaign. Suitable for all levels of interest. Tickets $25. Lunch included. Pre-registration required at 802-948-2000.

“Der Golem” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. The annual “Chiller Theatre” silent film presentation. Get ready for Halloween with a very weird flick. In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem. Using sorcery he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution, but then complications ensue. Silent film aficionado Jeff Rapsis will provide live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes roast pork, potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Mile Twelve has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan, including major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival and more. Tickets adults $12/seniors and students $10.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

No Strings Marionettes in Brandon. Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. All aboard for “The Treasure Hunt,” a swashbuckling hunt for treasure, where Jim is lured out to sea in search of adventure and excitement. Little does he realize the unusual experience about to unfold. A celebration of veterans will begin at 1 p.m. Tickets adults $8/seniors (60 & up), students (17 & under) and military $6/children 5 and under accompanied by an adult free.

 

Friday, Nov. 16

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, Nov. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

First Annual Vermont Vocal Competition in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Singers will compete for monetary prizes and potential performance opportunities with BARN OPERA, The Opera Company Of Middlebury, and Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre. A great opportunity to hear some of the emerging operatic artists in the country. Tickets adults $8/seniors and students $6/Children 12 and under free. More info at barnopera.com/competition.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Moonlight Madness In Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, and other points downtown. Anyone wanting to rent an 8×10 space downstairs or upstairs in the town hall can do so by contacting Debbie Jennings at 802-345-3033 or [email protected]. Vendor fee is $30 per space. Space available on a first come, first served basis.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Sabouyouma in New Haven. Friday, June 21, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Joan Hutton Landis Memorial Concert in Rochester. Friday, June 22, 7 p.m., Rochester Federated Church

Onion River Jazz Band in Brandon. Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Renee Dion Trio in Brandon. Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, June 25, 7 p.m., City Park.

Rio County Line in Middlebury. Saturday, June 26, 9:30-12:30 p.m., Notte.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, June 29, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Kai Stanley in Middlebury. Friday, June 29, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

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

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 2, 7 p.m., City Park.

Vermont Philharmonic in Middlebury. Monday, July 2, 7:30 p.m., behind Mahaney Center for the Arts.

 

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Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 4, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Big Hat, No Cattle in Brandon. Wednesday, July 4, behind the Brandon Inn.

Quinn and the Confluence in Middlebury. Thursday, July 5, 7 p.m., Marble Works.

Mellow Yellow in New Haven. Friday, July 6, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Sergei Gratchev in Middlebury. Friday, July 6, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

Twangtown Paramours in Salisbury. Friday, July 6,7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Jon Gailmor in Orwell. Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m., Orwell Free Library.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Jon Gailmor in Shoreham. Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m., Platt Memorial Library.

Va et Vient in Ripton. Saturday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Second Half in Middlebury. Saturday, July 7, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Marguerite Schenkman Memorial Concert in Rochester. Sunday, July 8, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church

Mokoomba in Middlebury. Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m., on the green.

Rik Palieri in Middlebury. Monday, July 9, noon, on the green.

James Hill and Anne Janelle in Middlebury. Monday, July 9, 7 p.m., on the green.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 9, 7 p.m., City Park.

The Bengsons in Middlebury. Monday, July 9, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Jon Gailmor in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 10, noon, on the green.

Night Tree in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the green.

Genticorum in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 10, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Extra Stout in Brandon. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the green

The Barbra Lica Quartet in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Robert & Gigi in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, noon, on the green.

Starline Rhythm Boys in Hancock. Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m., on the green.

The Ballroom Thieves in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the green.

Corey Zink and County Line in Brandon. Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m., Basin Bluegrass.

The Mammals in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, 8:30 p.m.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 13, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd.

Hans Uwe Hielschier in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

The Welterweights in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the green.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Stone Cold Roosters in Middlebury. Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m., on the green.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Basin Rd.

Vermont Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Main St.

Twenty-first Annual Bach Bash in Granville. Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall

Brillhart and Smith in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Two Forrests and Two Sues in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Basin Rd.

Twenty-first Annual Bach Bash in Rochester. Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 16, 7 p.m., City Park.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 17, 5 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Phineas Gage in Brandon. Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Medicine Tribe Trio in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 18, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Dough Boys in Hancock. Thursday, July 19, 6:30 p.m., on the green.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in New Haven. Friday, July 20, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

George Matthew Jr. in Middlebury. Friday, July 20, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns

Michele Fay Band in Salisbury. Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.,Salisbury Congregational Church.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, July 21, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Steven Kirby Group in Brandon. Saturday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Melissa Plett in Middlebury. Saturday, July 21, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 23, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., on the town green.

EmaLou and the Beat in Brandon. Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

The Three Sues plus Aaron Marcus Trio in Hancock. Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m., on the green.

Deb Brisson and the Hay Burners in Middlebury. Thursday, July 26, 7 p.m., Marble Works.

Tiffany Ng in Middlebury. Friday, July 27, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Salisbury. Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

LC Jazz in Brandon. Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Britt Connors & Bourbon Renewal in Brandon. Saturday, July 28, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 30, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Mad Mountain Scramblers in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Pete Seeger Memorial Concert in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Sidewinders in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Elena Sadina in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns,

Joshua Collier in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.,Salisbury Congregational Church.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Julia Mark in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Beyond the Notes musical performance in Rochester. Sunday, Aug. 5, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

David Rosane and The Zookeepers in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 9, Bixby Memorial Library

Maiden Vermont plus Hancock Coffee House Musicians in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., on the green.

Reflection Band in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Amy Heebner in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns,

Pitz Quatrone & the Freelancers in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Michele Fay Band in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m., Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

The Horsetraders in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Addison County Fair and Field Days.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., City Park.

The Horse Traders in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 5-8 p.m., Main St.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., on the town green.

The Eames Brothers Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

George Matthew in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 17, 3 p.m., Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns,

LC Jazz in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Melissa D. & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Brandon Town Band in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Hot Box Honey in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

The Hitmen in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 24, 7-10 p.m.,City Park.

Point Counterpoint final camper concert in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Locally grown music in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Starline Rhythm Boys in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Point Counterpoint Faculty Ensemble in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

“The Doughboys” in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Dissipated 8 perform in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Mile Twelve Bluegrass Band in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Harvestfest in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., Estabrook Park. Harvest people making (stick figures, scarecrows, leaf people. hayrides, games, good, pumpkins and more. More info at 802-247-6401 or [email protected]. Watch Brandon.org for any changes.

“The 24th Foot: A British Infantry Unit in Burgoyne’s Campaign” in Orwell. Sunday, Sept. 30, 1-2:30 p.m., Mt. Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Living historian Robert Grandchamp gives a lecture on the 24th Foot, part of the elite Advanced Corps. The regiment was one of ten infantry regiments with Burgoyne, was at Mount Independence and Hubbardton, had a detachment at Bennington, and fought at Saratoga.

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

Dissipated 8 perform in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Middlebury College’s a cappella group, was founded as a combination of two male quartets in 1952, singing traditional barbershop music. They sing a range of songs, from modern day pop to traditional barbershop songs. Tickets adults, $8/seniors (60 & up) and students (17 & under) $6.

 

 

 

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 25-July 20, Estabrook Park, July 28-through Oct. 20, Crescent Park. Vegetables, flowers, plants, Vermont maple syrup, honey, baked goods, organic beef, goat cheese, hand-crafted and tie-dyed items, jewelry, paintings and more.

Middlebury Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays 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. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, beginning Nov. 18, 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

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

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-Aug., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Info lcmm.org or 802-475-2022.

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

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

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

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, Creek Road, Middlebury. Info: 388-4249.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

DANCE, MUSIC, ARTS & EDUCATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middlebury College Community Chorus. Mead Chapel. Open to all singers without auditions. Tuesdays and Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Mead Chapel. 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 vtukes.webs.com for info. Extra ukuleles for beginners.

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

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

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

HEALTH & 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 Creek Road. 388-4249.

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

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

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 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, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ilsley Library. For nursing or pregnant mothers. Dads and siblings welcome. Info: Vicki Kirby, 236-4136, [email protected]; or Elizabeth Curran, 349-3825, NaturalBeginningsVT.com.

Bristol Playgroup. Every Tuesday 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Creek Road. A group meeting for people in recovery struggling to decide whether or not to attend noon-step programs.

Meditation group in Middlebury. Sponsored by 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, Creek Road. 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, Creek Road. Free. Intended for opiate dependent individuals and family members or friends who might be present at an overdose. Info: 388-4249.

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

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

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

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. Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Turning Point Center, Creek Road. 388-4249.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention in Middlebury. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St

Tai Chi Sun Style. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes. Advanced, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Jan. 8-April 11 . Beginner/Intermediate, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Jan. 15-April 11.

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

Tai Chi Sun Style beginner classes for 50+. Mondays and Wednesdays, March 5-April 30, Holley Hall, Bristol. Register at 802-453-5885.

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

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

Tai Chi Yang 24 with Susan Wallis. Tuesdays 10-11 A.m., Holley Hall, Bristol.

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, Creek Road.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEALS

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

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

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

CVAA Senior Meals:

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

Middlebury: Middlebury Rec Center, Creek Road. Noon meal on Tuesday. 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. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 1st Sunday of every month except April 1st, Easter Sunday. 8-10 a.m., adults $9/children $4.50. Fundraiser for Veterans’ programs. Pancakes, VT Maple Syrup, Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Corn Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Hash Browns, Toast, Coffee, and Orange Juice.

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

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

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

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

VFW Fish Fry in Middlebury. Third Friday, 5-7 p.m., except for Dec. 2018. VFW Post 7823, 530 Exchange Street. $11 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Veterans’ programs.

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

ART EXHIBITS & MUSEUMS

Art on Main. 25 Main St., Bristol. Gallery open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. on Sundays. 453-4032, [email protected] or artonmain.net.On exhibit: “Fish and Feather: The Wildlife Artistry of Painter Nick Mayer and Carver Gary Starr.” May 18-July 2. “Turning and stitching: Wood by Toby Fulwiler and Quilting by Jeri Canfield,” July. “What I saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.” Aug.

ARTSight Gallery, 6 South St., Bristol.

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

Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes. 877-2211.

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

Brandon Artists’ Guild. 7 Center St., Brandon. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. On exhibit: “Head in the Clouds,” May 4-June 26.247-4956 or brandonartistsguild.com.

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.

Bristol Cliffs Café. 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. On exhibit: “Crossing Paths,” “Point of Contact” and “A Brush With Nature: The Art of Lillian Kennedy.”

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org.

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org.

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

Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: “The Way We See It: A Women’s Group Show,” June 1-30; “Scott Addis: Solo Exhibition,” July 1-July 31; “Ellen Granter: Solo Exhibition,” Aug. 1- Aug. 30; “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition,” Sept. 1-Sept 30.

Edgewater Gallery on the Green. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury. 989-7419 or edgewatergallery-vt.com. On exhibit: “The Way We See It: A Women’s Group Show,” June 1-30; “Jonathan D. Ebinger: Breathing Life into Metal,” July 1-July 31; “Timothy Horn: The View from Here,” Aug. 1-Aug. 30; “Jon Olsen: Solo Exhibition,” Sept. 1-Sept. 30.

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

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

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. 1 Park St., Middlebury. Museum hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Research Center Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m. Museum admission: Adults $5; seniors $4.50; children 6-18 $3; families $12. Research Center admission: $5. Information: 388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org. On exhibit: “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, And Baseball — 100 Years Of Photographs From The Sheldon Museum,” March 20-July 8; “American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist,” March 20-July 8; “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals by three self-taught Addison County Vermont carvers – Gary Starr, Chuck Herrmann, and William Holway,” through Nov. 2018; “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters from the Home and Battlefront,” July 31- Nov. 11.

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. On Exhibit: “Pete Wildey: Landscape Photography,” June 2-July 7.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, 475-2022 or lcmm.org. On Exhibit May 26-Oct. 14: “Glass on the Water;” “Alnobak: Wearing our Heritage;” “Maritime Glass;” and “Diatoms: Living Glass.”

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. On Exhibit: “In the Footprints of the First German Printers: 1450-1500,” June 13-Sept. 30

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: “1968: The Whole World Is Watching,” May 25-Aug. 12; “Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift,” May 25-Aug. 12. 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. May 26-Oct. 14, Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence. On exhibit: “Building Independence on Lake Champlain” and “The Faces of Mount Independence;”

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “Blades Will Sprout” June 14-July 29.

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

Orwell Free Library. 948-2041.

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

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

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

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

Rokeby Museum. Route 7, Ferrisburgh. 877-3406. On exhibit: “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont,” permanent; “The Fabric of Emancipation: The African Diasporic Lens of American History through Contemporary Fiber Arts,” July 15- October 28.

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

The Storm Café. 3 Mill 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. On exhibit: “Birds, Bees and Butterflies in the land of Milk and Honey,” June 1-July 8.

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: “The Last of the Hill Farms” April 10-June 23.

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 the Marathon” with Jay Dubberly, Mondays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6-8 p.m., Oct; Writing Workshop with Muir Haman, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Monthly table read, last Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Bridge Workshop, Oct. 12-Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. Weekly Bridge Mondays, 1-4 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 p.m.; Friday film on the big screen, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.;

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. Storymatters: a monthly story circle, Wednesdays, 4 p.m. 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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