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Monday, Aug. 19

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

Lunch and Learn seminar in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 19, noon-1 p.m., Homeward Bound, Boardman St. The presenter will be Pattrice Jones, cofounder and coordinator of VINE Sanctuary, a refuge for animals who have escaped or been rescued from injurious circumstances. Sanctuary residents include chickens, cows, ducks, doves, geese, pigeons, sheep, emus and even a few parakeets. Free and open to the public. Reserve a spot at [email protected]. Space is limited.

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

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

 

Tuesday, Aug. 20

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

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

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

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

 

Friday, Aug. 23

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

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

Rummage Sale in Vergennes. Friday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., St Peter’s Parish Hall, 45 S. Maple St. Fill a bag for $3. Lots of clothes, furniture, housewares, books, games and so much more.

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, Aug, 24

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

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

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

Rummage Sale in Vergennes. Saturday Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St Peter’s Parish Hall, 45 S. Maple St. Fill a bag for $3. Lots of clothes, furniture, housewares, books, games and so much more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Aug. 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Monday, Aug. 26

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

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

Pie and ice cream social in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., Vergennes City Park. Delicious homemade pies topped with vanilla ice cream will be served with a bottle of water. The Vergennes City Band will provide entertainment. Cost is $6.  Proceeds will benefit the Champlain Valley Christian School. More info call Julia at 802-759-3311.

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

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

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

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

Storyteller Leo Rondeau with Lowell Thompson and "Big Night" Friends in Bristol. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 7-9 p.m., Hatch 31, 31 Main St. Leo Rondeau deals in stories — candid, honest and plainspoken — and like all great storytellers, examines life in all its twinges, sorrows, victories, and joys.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, Aug. 29

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

 

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

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

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

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

“Preserving History, Preserving Pickles!” Charter Day celebration in Granville. Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Hall Green. Preserves competition, bake sale and yard sale to raise funds for the restoration of Granville’s Corner School Resource Center. Bring your pickles, jams or most unusual preserved food. Judged competition with sweet, savory, and kid categories. Yard sale table available for $10 per spot/$15 with table. Call 802-767-9703 to reserve.

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

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

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

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

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

 

Wednesday, Sept. 4

“Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816” in Shoreham. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. 1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. In this talk, historian Howard Coffin includes scores of anecdotes on the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival. Free.

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sunday, Sept. 8

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

“When the Church and Republicans Were Radical: Reconstruction, 1862-1895” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Sept. 8, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Elise Guyette presents an illustrated talk delving into the widely misunderstood history of Reconstruction using South Carolina as an example. Guyette is author of “Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburg, 1790-1890,” and is the co-founder of the Burlington Edible History Tour. Free.

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

 

Monday, Sept. 9

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

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

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

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

 

Friday, Sept. 13

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

 

Saturday, Sept 14

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

 

Sunday, Sept. 15

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

 

Monday, Sept. 16

“Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs” in Monkton. Monday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Monkton Fire Station, 3747 States Prison Hollow Rd. In the 1980s, Mark Greenberg interviewed and recorded old-time, grassroots Vermont musicians and produced both a video documentary, “The Unbroken Circle” (1985), and a CD anthology, “Kitchen Tunks and Parlor Songs” (2003). In this presentation, he discusses collecting oral histories in Vermont and examines how earlier music survived in the twentieth century and how it was affected by social and technological developments. Free.

“‘That the People May Live’: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota” in Lincoln. Monday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Lincoln Library, 222 W. River Rd. Explore the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c. 1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book “Black Elk Speaks.” Author and ethnographer Damian Costello begins with Black Elk’s Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling during the events of the Great Sioux War. Free.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

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

 

Thursday, Sept 19

Howard Coffin: “Vermont Women and the Civil War” in Hancock. Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 1091 Route 100. Vermont’s remarkable Civil War battlefield record is well documented, but little is known of how Vermont women sustained the home front. Historian Howard Coffin explains how women took on farming, worked in factories, served as nurses in the state’s military hospitals, and more. Free, accessible and open to the public. More info at [email protected] or 802-767-4651. Free.

 

Friday, Sept. 20

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 21

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

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

 

Monday, Sept. 23

“Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time and Mine” with Dr. Emily Bernard in Ferrisburgh. Monday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Bernard explores the nuances and paradoxes of her identity — as a woman who grew up black in the South and who married a white man from the North, as a black professor teaching mostly white students in Vermont about race, and as a mother who adopted two babies from Ethiopia. Bernard will read from her well-received book and discuss her work. Free.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

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

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

“Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg” in Orwell. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Orwell Free Library. Vermont sent far more sharpshooters to the Union armies per capita than any other state, and they played a little-known but major role at Gettysburg. Historian Howard Coffin will discuss his recent research into this little-recognized group and consider the reasons why Vermont may have been so well represented in this elite group of marksmen. Free.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

“The Joy Luck Club” onscreen in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6-8:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The Middlebury Community Classic Film Club’s fall 2019 series, “The Pursuit of Happiness,” begins with “The Joy Luck Club,” the story of the struggle that four Chinese women and their Chinese-American daughters confront amidst war, revolution, and immigration. A discussion will follow the film.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

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

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

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

 

Sunday, Sept.29

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

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

 

Friday, Oct. 4

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

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

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

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

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

 

Sunday, Oct. 13

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

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

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

 

Friday, Oct. 25

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

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