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Thursday, May 24

Pilgrimage presentation in Middlebury. Thursday, May 24, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jones presents an illustrated reading of poetry, travel log writing and video in the wake of his 500-mile hike of El Camino de Santiago de Compostela last summer in France and Spain. Free and open to the public.

Michael Nerney in Brandon. Thursday, May 24, 7-8 p.m., Brandon Inn, 20 Park St. Nerney, an internationally renowned consultant in substance abuse prevention and education will address current trends in adolescent substance use, why adolescents love risk-taking, how drugs change the adolescent brain, and how to effectively support your child, among others. Free.

A Night of Excellence in Brandon. Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Otter Valley Union High School. Route 7 South. OVUHS will honor many of the great accomplishments its students have achieved throughout the year. Awards vary from recognition of community service to prestigious book awards and scholarships to colleges for juniors.

 

Friday, May 25

Fill a Public Works Truck in Middlebury. Friday, May 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Recreational Center, 154 Creek Rd. Help the Town of Middlebury Department of Public Works put an end to hunger. Bring your non-perishable foods to the Rec Center and have fun with music, games for kids, free food and drinks, and “touch the truck” for the little ones. The goal is to fill an entire public works truck with food for the HOPE food shelf.

Age Well senior luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, May 25, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meal served at noon. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas, coleslaw, and maple bread pudding. 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 to inquire.

Pianist Christopher McWilliams in Middlebury. Friday, May 25, 12:15-1 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 Main St. In this concert, Mr. McWilliams will feature his original works for solo piano including a Prelude and Fugue and a four-movement sonata.

“What Do We Do Now? The climate fight in context” lecture in Middlebury. Friday, May 25, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Renowned author and activist Bill McKibben speaks about the many cross-cutting currents right now and how we make sense of where politics, science, and policy are taking us at the moment. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and social hour to follow. Handicap accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Table of Grace community meal in Vergennes. Friday, May 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Menu includes meatloaf, potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Free.

Gumbo Ya Ya in New Haven. Friday, May 25, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Vineyard opens at 5:30 for picnicking. Bring a lawn chair and relax to the sounds of this a rock and roll stew, cooking up soul calypso, ska, reggae, worldgroove, and n’awlins funk. Free. Wine by the glass and hot food and available for purchase.

 

Saturday, May 26

Early Bird Nature Walk in Orwell. Saturday, May 26, 8-10 a.m., Mount Independence,497 Mount Independence Rd.Bird expert Sue Wetmore, guides this walk to identify the birds of spring and spring migration. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. No pets please. Meet in front of the Museum. More info at 802-948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/Mount Independence.

29th Annual Lawn Sale in Lincoln. Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. Sponsored by Weathervane United Senior Housing. If you would like to have a sale, contact Jodi at 802-453-2785. For $15 you will be included on the map. Spaces are also available on the walkway between the store and town clerk's office.

Annual Plant and Bake Sale in Monkton. Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monkton Friends Methodist Church, 78 Monkton Ridge. More info at 802-453-5192.

Plant Book and Bake Sale in Orwell. Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Orwell Free Library, Main St. Find annuals, perennials, delicious baked goods and loads of used books to purchase. All proceeds go directly to purchasing books and supplies for the Orwell Free Library.

Plant sale, bake sale and luncheon in Brandon. Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver St. Brandon-grown small trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, veggie and herb starts for sale. A luncheon of Hot Dogs, homemade baked beans and coleslaw, along with a variety of homemade goodies for sale, will be in Fellowship Hall. Note: Depending on construction, plant sale may be in front of the cemetery instead of the church. More info contact Mary Cliver at 802-247-0180 or Phyllis Torrey at 802-247-7897.

Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio Weekend. Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., locations around Addison County and Brandon. Take a look at what local artists are up to in this statewide celebration of the visual arts. Meet local artists in their studios a purchase high quality artwork. More info and map of participating studios available at vermontcrafts.com/OSW/maps-directions.html.

Pysanky egg demonstration in Bristol. Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. Artist Theresa Somerset of Precision Studio will demonstrate the traditional art of pysanky or Ukrainian egg painting. Pysanky are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. Part of the statewide Open Studio Weekend.

King Pede in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, May 26, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall, Route 7. A sandwich supper followed by an evening of fun and card games.

 

Sunday, May 27

Masonic Breakfast in Bridport. Sunday, May 27, 7:30-11 a.m., Bridport Community Hall. All-you-can-eat breakfast with plain and blueberry pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and eggs, coffee, juice and fruit cup. Adults $8/children $3. All proceeds to benefit Masonic charities. More info call Russ Buck at 802-758-2685.

Vermont Crafts Council Spring Open Studio Weekend. Sunday, May 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., locations around Addison County and Brandon. Take a look at what local artists are up to in this statewide celebration of the visual arts. Meet local artists in their studios a purchase high quality artwork. More info and map of participating studios available at vermontcrafts.com/OSW/maps-directions.html.

45th Memorial Day Parade in Orwell. Sunday, May 27, line up at 12:30, parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. Orwell Fortnightly Club members are Grand Marshals for 2018. The parade will include the Catamount Pipe Band, lots of old and new classic cars, and veterans from many branches of the service. It’s a fun parade.

Mark LaVoie plays in Middlebury. Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. LaVoie has been playing harmonica, and performing for 40 years. His solo-voice and harmonica performance is a unique acoustic style reminiscent of the late, great, blind legendary harmonica player Sonny Terry. Part of the Residence’s Sunday Music Series. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected]

*CANCELLED* Honey in the Hive in Middlebury. Sunday, May 27, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. 100 Eastview Ter. A local, skilled and energetic quartet presents a concert of French Canadian and Celtic music using fiddle, piano, bass, banjo and feet. Free and open to the public.

Basin Harbor Backyard Bash in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, May 27, 3-10 p.m., outside The Red Mill, 4800 Basin Harbor Rd. An afternoon of fun, friends, good food and music. Enjoy bluegrass sounds from The Sugarsnap Trio from 4-7 p.m. Stick around until 9  p.m. for a fireworks show Free and open to the public.

 

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Parade in Middlebury. Monday, May 28, at 9 a.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Keeping Their Memory Alive”. Remember our fallen asked for nothing but to be remembered when sacrificing their all. Those interested in participating in the parade must call Middlebury American Legion Post No. 27 at 802-388-9311 to register by Wednesday May 23rd.

Memorial Day Parade in Brandon. Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. Due to construction on Route 7 through downtown, parade marchers will assemble at the intersection of High and Park streets at 9:30 a.m., and at 10 march down Park Street toward the monument, where flower girls will lay their flowers. Speeches on the porch at the Brandon Inn. Parade questions: Jeanne Lamarre of the American Legion at 247-8179, 465-8013 or work- 770-5409.

Memorial Day Parade in Vergennes. Monday, May 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Downtown Vergennes. Vermont’s largest Memorial Day parade, hosted by American Legion Post 14. The theme this year is "Honor and Commemorate: Freedom Isn't Free." Expect floats, tractors, classic cars, fire trucks, and much, much more.

Memorial Day chicken BBQ in Vergennes. Monday, May 28, noon-2 p.m., American Legion Post 14 100 Armory Ln. Menu includes half a chicken with potato salad, baked beans, a pickle and roll for $9. Take out available.

 

Tuesday, May 29

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, May 29, 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 spinach quiche, tossed salad, mixed vegetables, wheat roll, and applesauce will be served at 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 to inquire.

 

Wednesday, May 30

The Value of Exceptional Customer Service seminar in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 30, 8-9:30 a.m., EastView at Middlebury, 100 Eastview Ter. Join social relations expert Lauri Brown and learn the importance of a positive attitude, extra attentiveness to customers, and customer-friendly language in this seminar offered by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Members free, non-members $10.

Fish processing seminar in Vergennes. Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fish & Wildlife will hold a one-day fish processing seminar at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes. Learn how to clean, fillet and cook fresh Vermont fish. Registration is required. Email [email protected] or call 802-265–2279.

Democratic candidates meet and greet in Bristol. Wednesday, May 30, 7-8:30 p.m., community room, Bristol Fire House, West St. Meet the Democratic candidates for the Vermont Legislature from Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, and Starksboro. Mari Cordes, Paul Forlenza and Caleb Elder will be on hand to hear your questions and concerns.

 

Thursday, May 31

Age Well senior luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, May 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. Lunch of Shepherd’s pie, broccoli florets, dinner roll, and cantaloupe served at 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 to inquire.

Addison County Bike Club Annual Meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, May 31, 6:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St.

 

 

Friday, June 1

VUHS Pops Concert in Vergennes. Friday, June 1, 6 p.m., Auditorium, Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Rd.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B & C $55, Rows D-M $65, Balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

 

Saturday, June 2

Branch to Spoon: Carving Workshop in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Join instructor Robert Palmer for a day of spoon carving at Rokeby Museum using hand tools and traditional Swedish methods. Register at Shelburne Craft School. Cost: $100 plus $75 Hand tool cost (you will keep the hand tools).

Rhubarb Festival in Middlebury. Saturday June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Its’ time for everything rhubarb. For $10, festival-goers get a freshly made sandwich, a green salad with raspberry-rhubarb dressing and rhubarb pie with whipped cream. Homemade rhubarb and rhubarb-strawberry pies for sale, and sweets and savories; gently used bling, scarves, ties, books; wide variety of plants and seedlings. Games and face painting for kids, and live music throughout the day. Half the proceeds go to HOPE. Handicapped parking behind the church or at nearby high school. More info at 802-388-8080 or cvuus.org.

Garden sale and silent auction in Bristol. Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3319 Route 116 South. Help raise funds for the Brendon P. Cousino Med47 Foundation. There will be a plant sale, bake sale, and a unique selection of home and garden décor.

“Punch and Judy” puppet show in Middlebury. Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m.-noon. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. Modern Times Theater will present the troubles and travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch. This is hand-puppetry at its best in a style that has entertained children for centuries. The program also features live music, sing-a-longs, classic jokes and gags, and audience participation. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 1-100.

Eugene Charleboise and Friends in Bridport. Saturday, June 2, noon-3 p.m., Bridport Town Hall, 82 Crown Point Rd. Join Bridport Seniors for a BBQ by Pratt's Store, country music and a room full of raffle and silent auction items featuring plants and flowers from Golden Russett Farm. 50/50 raffle. Proceeds to benefit Town Line First Response. All ages welcome. Tickets $5. Advanced purchase recommended. Call Michelle to reserve at 802-377-1419.

National Trails Day Hike into History in Orwell. Saturday, June 2, 2-3:30 p.m., Mt. Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. It’s National Trail Day. Mount Independence Coalition board member Mark Brownell leads this guided hike into Revolutionary War history.

Piano recital in Middlebury. Saturday, June 2, 7-8 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. 100 Eastview Ter. The younger piano students of Diana Fanning perform a recital. Free and open to the public.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s travel inspired songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. 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.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio in Ripton. Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125. This trio slides “from sweet acoustic Appalachian old-timey vibe with Patty Griffinesque lyrics to brassy New Orleans blues piano with a bone thrown to Bessie Smith.” Open mic followed by featured performers. $10 general admission/$15 generous admission.

 

Sunday, June 3

Garden sale and silent auction in Bristol. Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3319 Route 116 South. Help raise funds for the Brendon P. Cousino Med47 Foundation. There will be a plant sale, bake sale, and a unique selection of home and garden décor.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B & C $55, Rows D-M $65, Balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

“The Big Meal” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, June 3, 4 p.m., Stonecutter Spirits, 1197 Exchange St. Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A Middlebury Actors Workshop production.

Opening and artist talk in Rochester. Sunday, June 3, 4-5 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Edward Koren talks about his work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

 

Monday, June 4

Legislative breakfast in Bridport. Monday, June 4, 7-8:45 a.m., Grange Hall, Routes 22A and 125. Meet with Addison County legislators and discuss issues important to Addison County. Purchase of breakfast not required to attend but helps our hosts to defray the cost of opening their hall. Sponsored by Bridport Grange 303 and the Addison County Farm Bureau.

James Blair talks in Middlebury. Monday, June 4, 3-4 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 11 Eastview Ter. In “Pollution:  A Threat to Man’s Only Home … ‘The Past is Prologue,’” well known freelance photojournalist Blair will share his experience and photographs on the subject. Free and open to the public.

 

Tuesday, June 5

Wildlife photography presentation and bird walk in Addison. Tuesday, June 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area headquarters, Route 17. Spend an evening with Vermont wildlife photographer Brian Machanic when he presents ‘The Art in Birding.’ The presentation will be followed by a one-hour photography bird walk at the Dead Creek WMA. Limited to the first 25 participants. To register, contact Amy Alfieri at [email protected] or 802-759-2398.

Reeve Lindbergh: “Two Lives” in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. Lindbergh, daughter of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, will read from, discuss and sign her new book, in which she reflects on navigating her role as the public face of her family while, at the same time, leading a very quiet existence in rural Vermont. Book signing to follow.

 

Wednesday, June 6

Free diabetes prevention workshop In Vergennes. Begins Wednesday, June 6. The Diabetes Prevention program offers education and support to help you adopt healthier eating and exercise habits that can lead to weight loss and reduce your risk of getting diabetes. You may qualify if you have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes. Registration required as class size is limited.  More info and registration contact Michele Butler at 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

Choral workshop with Roomful of Teeth in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 6, 4:30-6 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 2 Main St. Part of  the New Music on the Point Series. Free.

“Churchill and Roosevelt: The personal element in their partnership” in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. In the final First Wednesday talk of the year UVM History Professor Mark A. Stoler examines the important personal relationship between Britain’s Prime Minister and America’s President during their World War II alliance.

 

Thursday, June 7

Senior meal in Bristol. Thursday, June 7, noon, First Baptist Church of Bristol, 10 Park St. Menu: roast pork, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade bread and rhubarb dessert. Suggested donation is $4. Please phone Nancy at 453-5276 to put your name on the list. Come early to talk with friends and make new ones.

Carnival in Brandon. Thursday, June 7, 5-9 p.m., Estabrook Field, Route 7. Come to Brandon’s summer kick-off event. Concerts, rides, vendors, food and more. Carnival kick-off fun run 5 p.m. World of Hurt Wrestling takes the stage at 7 p.m. Free admission and parking. More info at townofbrandon.com.

Twist O’ Wool Spinning Guild meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Join the guild for its annual potluck at 6 p.m. followed by a show and tell, general meeting, and spin/knit-in at 7 p.m. All are welcome. More info call 802-453-5960.

“All the King's Men” on Screen in Middlebury. Thursday, June 7, 3:30 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The Middlebury Community Classic Film Club will show this academy award winning film from 1949 — a story of power, corruption and political upheaval in Depression Era America. A discussion of this timely classic will follow immediately afterwards.

 “A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B & C $55, Rows D-M $65, Balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

 

 

Friday, June 8

Artists’ opening celebration in Middlebury. Friday, June 8, 5-7 p.m., The Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Meet the artists and view their work in the group exhibition of poetry and art called “Birds, Bees and Butterflies in the Land of Milk and Honey.” The event is a benefit for the Audubon Society.

Carnival in Brandon. Friday, June 8, 5-9 p.m., Estabrook Field, Route 7. Come to Brandon’s summer kick-off event. Concerts, rides, vendors, food and more. MSJ Rock band 6 p.m., Arthur Cantrell and the What Dudes at 7 p.m. Free admission and parking. More info at townofbrandon.com.

Jeff Salisbury Band in New Haven. Friday, June 8, 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.

 

Saturday, June 9

Vermont Days. Saturday, June 9.Free admission to all state-owned historic sites and day-use state parks.

Affix geolocators in Weybridge. Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m., Bob Collins Conservation Farm,. Net and affix geolocators on Golden-winged Warblers. Park at 8 a.m. at the TAM kiosk on the southwest side of Route 23, just west of Sheep Farm Rd. Joint event of Audubon Vermont, MALT and Otter Creek Audubon Society. More info. call Ron Payne at 802-388-6019.

Mount Independence Coalition Annual Meeting in Orwell. Saturday, June 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mt. Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. The site friends group host their annual meeting. All are welcome.

“From Farm to Forest” at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7.  In 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm for sheep grazing. Now nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. On a guided walk, master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill will provide insights into the transition of the land, the many different types of trees and plants that have arisen, and point out the often hidden “footprints” of man. Sturdy or waterproof boots and insect repellent are recommended.

Senior Meal in Bristol. Thursday, June 9, noon, the First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. Menu includes roast pork, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, homemade bread and rhubarb dessert. Suggested donation $4. Call Nancy at 802-453-5276 to reserve a spot. Come early to talk with friends and make new ones.

Carnival in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, noon-11 p.m., Estabrook Field, Route 7. Come to Brandon’s summer kick-off event. Concerts, rides, vendors, food and more. Battle of the bands at noon, One for the Road at 5 p.m., Ben Fuller at 7 p.m., and Jamie Lee Thurston at 9 p.m. Free admission and parking. More info at townofbrandon.com.

“Rabble in Arms” book discussion in Orwell. Saturday, June 9, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Mt. Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. The Orwell Free Library offers a group book discussion of this noted 1933 historical Revolutionary War novel by Kenneth Roberts. A key character is Benedict Arnold. Much of the action is about the Northern Campaign and takes place in this area. Bring your book and a picnic lunch. More info at 802-948-2041.

Benedict Arnold in history and fiction in Orwell. Saturday, June 9, 2-3:30 p.m., Mt. Independence State historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Rd. Historian and Benedict Arnold biographer Willard Sterne Randall will offer the annual J. Robert Maguire Lecture. Randall will talk about how the fictional Benedict Arnold stacks up against the historic Arnold. In preparation you might like to read Randall’s book, “Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor.”

New England Review annual gathering in Middlebury. Saturday, June 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 229, Axinn Center, Route 30. Come to the NER’s annual gathering of Middlebury College alumni and faculty authors, including Salena Casha, Laura Irei, Peter Knobler, and J. T. Price, along with Russian translator and Middlebury College professor emeritus Michael R. Katz. The authors will read from a range of poems, stories, essays, and translations. More info at nereview.com.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opera in Middlebury. Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Opera Company of Middlebury presents André Previn’s faithful opera adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, its jazz-inflected score evoking a highly charged New Orleans setting. A pre-performance talk will take place one hour before curtain at the Memorial Baptist Church. Tickets: rows B&C $55/rows D-M $65/balcony $80/ available at townhalltheater.org or at the box office at 802-382-9222. More info at ocmvermont.org.

Buster Keaton’s “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” on screen in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Pampered Buster returns home from college to help his father, a tough riverboat captain, battle to save the business; falling for the archrival’s daughter doesn’t make things easier. Climaxed by an eye-popping cyclone sequence. Silent film expert Jeff Rapsis will play live accompaniment. Free. Donations accepted, with proceeds to help continuing preservation work.

Northern Flyer on stage in Lincoln. Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 Burnham Hall, 52 River Rd. Rescheduled from April 14. Admission $10 (Free for Teens and Kids!). Part of the Burnham Music Series.

All Types of Kinds in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. This a quartet of alternative singer-songwriters made up of guitarists Billy Conahan, Ray Rubio, and Rocco Stoker, with Berk O on percussion are known for how they engage with the audience, giving highly entertaining concerts. 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, June 10

Vermont Days. Sunday, June 10.Free admission to all state-owned historic sites and day-use state parks.

New exhibit celebration in Addison. Sunday, June 10, Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Vt. Route 17. Time to celebrate Chimney Point’s two new permanent exhibits, “Crossing Paths” and “Point of Contact.” Come visit, meet the Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson, bring your artifacts for identification, and enjoy light refreshments.

Race for Sundaes in Middlebury. Sunday, June 10, 9 a.m.-noon, Battell Woods/Trail Around Middlebury, Route 7 trailhead, across from Deneker. MALT, Addison County Bike Club and The Better Middlebury Partnership host this family run/bike race, including  trail bike or run, ice cream sundaes, music, games, raffle prizes and more. Registration 8:20 a.m. the day of the race. Adults $8/children $5.

Carnival in Brandon. Sunday, June 10, noon-3 p.m., Estabrook Field, Route 7. Come to Brandon’s summer kick-off event. Concerts, rides, vendors, food and more. Cosplay at noon, YouTube karaoke begins at 1 p.m. Free admission and parking. More info at townofbrandon.com.

“From Revolution to the Bill of Rights” in Hubbardton. Sunday, June 10, 2-3 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Historian and site interpreter Paul Andriscin traces the road from the American Revolution to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Questions and moderated discussion to follow.

Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series in Rochester. Sunday, June 10, 5-8 p.m., Big Town Gallery, 99 N. Main St. Come hear authors Sydney Lee and Chard deNiord read from their work. More info at bigtowngallery.com.

 

Monday, June 11

Fall 2018 musical comedy auditions in Middlebury. Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Community Players will hold auditions for their fall production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Auditioners should be prepared to spend 2-3 hours. A perusal copy of the script will be available at the Town Hall Theater box office two weeks before auditions. More info at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

 

Tuesday, June 12

Fall 2018 musical comedy auditions in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Community Players will hold auditions for their fall production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Auditioners should be prepared to spend 2-3 hours. There are nine male roles and five female roles, as well as a flexible number of ensemble parts. A perusal copy of the script will be available at the Town Hall Theater box office two weeks before auditions. More info at middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Author Yvonne Daley in Middlebury. Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Daley will present her new book, “Going Up the Country,” part oral history, part nostalgia-tinged narrative, and part clear-eyed analysis of the multifaceted phenomena collectively referred to as the counterculture movement in Vermont. Discussion and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, June 13

Book Discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 13, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market & Deli, 54 College St. The Mystery Reader’s book club will meet and discuss “Istanbul Passage” by Joseph Kanon. Open to everyone.

 

Thursday, June 14

Park bench dedication ceremony in Vergennes. Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m.-noon, McDonough Park. The Seth Warner - Rhoda Farrand Chapter of the DAR has placed a park bench honoring our Korean War veterans in MacDonough Park. The public, particularly veterans of the Korean conflict, are invited to attend this ceremony.

Party like it’s 1968 in New Haven. Thursday, June 14, 6-9:30 p.m., Tourterelle, US Route 7. Get out those bell bottoms and tie dye for this groovy event in support of the United Way of Addison County. Dinner and music and the chance to bring out your inner hippie. Early bird tickets $35 until May 15, then $50, available at app.mobilecause.com/form/Bs6gQw.

Clarinet Quartet of the USAF Heritage Band of America in Vergennes. Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. 120 Main St. Four accomplished musicians will be presenting an exciting and polished program that captivates audiences of all ages, including traditional classical, rousing patriotic marches, Klezmer music, Broadway, Jazz, Latin and South American music as well as their own original arrangements. Free.

 

Friday, June 15

Robby Mook speaks in Middlebury. Friday, June 15, 6-9 p.m., Middlebury Inn, Court Sq. Mook is the former campaign manager for Hilary Clinton’s presidential bid and a political commentator on CNN. He will talk about his part in the 2016 campaign at Middlebury Rotary Club’s annual gala dinner. Seats still available and include hors-d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner for $65. More info contact Scott Needham at 802-349-0001 or [email protected].

 

Saturday, June 16

Monthly wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, June 16, 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. 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.

Book, plant, and pie sale & summer reading kick-off party in Shoreham.  Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, Main St. Join Platt Memorial Library for their annual book, plant, and pie sale, this year combined with a kick-off for our summer reading program. Register for summer reading, pick up reading logs, do an activity, get a prize. Thousands of books for sale by donation. Rhubarb pie, and a few plants to fill in your garden.

Non-fiction comics mini-fest in Middlebury. Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St. Join the Vermont Folklife Center as they present a diverse group of Vermont and New Hampshire cartoonists engaged in non-fiction work, including political cartoons, memoirs and diaries, and covering such topics as science, graphic medicine, history, cooking and much more. Free and open to the public, and ADA accessible. More info at vermontfolklifecenter.org/non-fiction-comics-minifest.

The JACK Quartet and soprano Tony Arnold in Brandon. Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Part of Point Counterpoint’s New Music on the Point festival, these musicians will perform cutting-edge works by Vermont composer Eve Beglarian, George Lewis, Juraj Kojs and Amy Williams. Free will donation. Limited seating.

Pocock Rocks music festival & street fair in Bristol. Saturday, June 16, 3-8 p.m., downtown. Celebrate Bristol as a great place to shop, dine, live, work, and visit. Live musical performances from six bands — The Starline Rhythm Boys, The Eames Brothers Band, Steady Betty, The Welterweights, Tim Brick, and Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette. Over 30 vendors from microbrews, hard ciders and spirits, to specialty foods, gifts, and crafts. More info at 802-760-6076 or facebook.com/pocockrocks.

Northern Third Piano Quartet in Brandon. Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. This quartet returns to Brandon Music for the fifth year in a row, with music by Schubert, Honegger, Britten, and Fauré. 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.

Solar and lunar astronomy night in Hubbardton. Saturday, June 16, 7:30-11 p.m., Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Join the Green Mountain Astronomers to explore the sun before it sets and the moon, which will be visible until 11:19 p.m. Bring a flashlight and blanket if you like. Call 802-273-2282 to confirm. Admission by donation.

O’hAnleigh in Brandon. Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This Middlebury trio with traditional Irish Folk style is injected with U.S. immigrant influences producing music with depth and character Tom Hanley, Becca Hanley and Cindy Hill all play a multitude of instruments, their individual vocals and harmonies are superb. Tickets adults, $8/seniors & students $6.

“Moth Event!” in Middlebury. Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Enjoy the huge diversity and abundance of moths in Vermont with an outdoor black light session to see what moths are active in early summer. Local moth experts will be on hand to help us with moth identification and biology. More info contact Ron Payne at 802-388-6019.

 

Sunday, June 17

Campaign for Smart Justice — ACLU Vermont in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, June 17, 3 p.m., Rokeby, 4334 Route 7. Nationwide, Black and Latino communities are over-represented in the prison system. Come hear about the national initiative that seeks to cut the number of people in prison by half. Learn about a variety of solutions in this screening of three short films telling the first-hand stories of three people who have been incarcerated.

New Music on the Point in Salisbury. Sunday, June 17, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Come hear this Camp Point Counterpoint composers’ concert overlooking Lake Dunmore. Free.

 

Monday, June 18

New Music on the Point in Salisbury. Monday, June 18, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Come hear this Camp Point Counterpoint composers’ concert overlooking Lake Dunmore. Free.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, June 18, 7 p.m., City Park.

 

Wednesday, June 20

James Blair on photography in Middlebury. Wednesday, June 20, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Join James P. Blair, retired “National Geographic” photographer, as he discusses some of the 36 photographs from the Sheldon Museum’s collection now on view in the exhibit Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum. Limit 20. Reserve your spot at 802-388-2117 or henrysheldonmuseum.org.

Chicken Barbeque in Bristol. Wednesday, June 20, 5:30-8 p.m., on the town green. More info contact Cecil Foster at 802-453-4877 or [email protected].

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 21

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.

 

Friday, June 22

Preschoolers at the Point in Addison. Friday, June 22, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Vt. 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. 

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.

Saboutouma 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 Library Gala in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, TBA, Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Save the date for Bixby’s annual fundraiser. Details are still being pulled together for this special annual event so stay tuned.

 

Saturday, June 23

Lake Dunmore Triathlon in Salisbury/Brandon. Sunday, 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/Brandon. 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.

Bixby Library Gala in Vergennes. Friday, June 22, TBA, Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Save the date for Bixby’s annual fundraiser. Details are still being pulled together for this special annual event so stay tuned.

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.

 

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.

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.

Foodaroo in Middlebury. Sunday, June 24, 4-8 p.m., in the Marbleworks. 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

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

 

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.

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.

“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 Waterhouse’s boat dock & marina talk in Salisbury. Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. Jean Edgerton will give a talk on this Lake Dunmore institution for the Salisbury Historical Society. Free.

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.

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 movie (title tba).

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 PM on the evening of the event.

 

Friday, June 29

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 chamber music. 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.

“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.

*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.

 

Sunday, July 1

Champlain Valley Fiddle Club concert in Middlebury. Friday, 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.

 

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

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. Cones, sundaes, homemade desserts, 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

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Thursday, July 5, 6 p.m., Riverfront Park, the Marbleworks. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free concert (performer tba).

“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.

“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 aire movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

Friday, July 6

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.

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

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.

St. Stephen’s Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on the town green. A local favorite. Come and find some treasures. Proceeds benefit area non-profits and service organizations.

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, reenactors 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.

Indpendence Day parade in Brandon. Saturday, July 7, 1 p.m. 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.

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, reenactors 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.

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.

Mokoomba plays in Middlebury. Sunday, July 8, 7 p.m., on the town green. Celebrate the opening of thev40th 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.

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

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

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

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].

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 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 aire 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].

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.

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. 

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.

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/Brandon. 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/Brandon. 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 60’s 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.

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

Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Monday, July 16, viewing at 2 p.m., auction at 4 p.m. If you can only attend one auction this summer, make it this benefit auction offering quality goods and services. Items up for auction include a van, a motorcycle and the regular collection of attic treasures and barn bargains. New art, merchandise, gift certificates, antiques, furniture and lots of surprises. Auctioneer: Barb Watters. Rain or shine. More info at 802-247-6401. Watch Brandon.org for location.

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

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

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 movie (title tba).

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 PM 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. 

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 aire 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 Vt. 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.

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

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

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.

 

Wednesday, July 25

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..

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 PM on the evening of the event.

 

Thursday, July 26

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m., Riverfront Park, the Marbleworks. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free concert (performer tba).

“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 aire 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.

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.

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

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 Vt. 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

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 movie (title tba).

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 PM 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 s chair, a blanket and some popcorn for plein aire movie viewing. Rain location Holley Hall.

 

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.

Joshua Collier, tenor, in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, 853 Maple St. As part of the Salisbury Summer Performance  Series,  Collier will perform songs from opera, operetta and musical theater. 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.

 

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 PM 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.

 

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.

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.

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 chamber music. 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.

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/Brandon. 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/Brandon. 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., Downtown. Food, music and fun as Middlebury closes off Main St. Movie to follow in College Parkat dusk. s

“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 Vt. 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. 

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

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 Vt. 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

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 Vt. 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

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

Music and Movies series in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m., College Park, across from Shafer’s. The Better Middlebury Partnership’s series continues with a free movie (title tba).

 

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.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

“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.

 

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, begins and ends at Vergennes City Park.

 

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. 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.

 

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

“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.

 

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.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC

Christopher McWilliams in Middlebury. Friday, May 25, 12:15 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Gumbo Ya Ya in New Haven. Friday, May 25, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Leo Rondeau and Big Night Cajun in Bristol. Friday, May 25, 8-10 p.m., Hatch 31.

Del Rue in Middlebury. Saturday, May 26, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Mark LaVoie in Middlebury. Sunday, May 27, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

VUHS Pops in Vergennes. Friday, June 1, 6 p.m., Vergennes Union High School.

Eugene Charleboise and Friends in Bridport. Saturday, June 2, noon-3 p.m., Bridport Town Hall.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio in Ripton. Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, June 2, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Diana Fanning piano students in Middlebury. Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m., EastView at Middlebury.

Jeff Salisbury Band in New Haven. Friday, June 8, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Winery.

Northern Flyer on stage in Lincoln. Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 Burnham Hall.

All Types of Kinds in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Toast in Middlebury. Saturday, June 9, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Notte.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m., Sister Wicked.

 

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USAF Heritage Band of America Clarinet Quartert in Vergennes. Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

The JACK Quartet and Soprano Tony Arnold in Brandon. Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Pocock Rocks in Bristol. Saturday, June 16, 3-8 p.m., Main St.

Northern Trio Piano Quartet in Brandon. Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

O’hAnleigh in Brandon. Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

New Music on the Point in Salisbury. Sunday, June 17, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

New Music on the Point in Salisbury. Sunday, June 18, 7 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church.

Vergennes City Band in Vergennes. Monday, June 18, 7 p.m., City Park.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m., on the town green.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

John 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.

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.

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & 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.

Robert & Gigi in Middlebury. Thursday, July 12, noon, 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

 

 

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.

Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. “Barn Art” April 6-May 11.

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: Daryl Storr “Impressions,” May 1-30; “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: Liz Hoag “Tranquility,” May 1-30; “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.

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;” “Martime 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.

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. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence.

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “Where to Land,” Works by Bonnie Baird. May 3-June 10

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.

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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