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Thursday, Sept. 20

First Lego League meeting in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m., Room 208, Hannaford Career Center, Charles Ave. Come to the informational meeting for the newly formed First Lego League Middlebury/Addison County Team for students ages 9 to 14 and their parents. Guided by adult coaches, league teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build and program a robot using Lego Mindstorms technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.

“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.

“The Foreigner’s Home” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Old Chapel Rd., Middlebury College. This film explores Toni Morrison’s artistic and intellectual vision through “The Foreigner’s Home,” her 2006 exhibition at the Louvre. A series of candid and incisive exchanges about race, identity, “foreignness,” and art’s redemptive power. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Sept. 21

Re-Storying The Earth Through Wildlife Tracking in Lincoln. Friday, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Anderson Wells Farm, 2542 Quaker St. Vermont Family Forests invites you to join renowned tracker Mike Kessler for this introduction to the expansive art and science of wildlife tracking. Rediscover our natural human capacity to engage in the stories written upon the land each day. $25, includes wood-fired pizza lunch.

Atlatl Workshop in Addison. Friday, Sept 21, noon-5 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Pre-registration required. $70 Fee includes instruction and materials.

“Robert Wyatt: The Cotton Club in 1920’s Harlem” in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Join Wyatt as he shares his knowledge and musical talents in this presentation about The Cotton Club, favored by the city’s elite, and dubbed “the Aristocrat of Harlem.” Film and sound clips will partner with colorful stories that illustrate the musical and social life of New York in the 1920s and 30s. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and social hour to follow. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Spaghetti dinner in Shoreham. Friday, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. Feast on spaghetti with meatballs or vegetarian spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage for only $10 adults, $7 for youth (ages 7 to 17) and under 7 free. Come support the young people in our midst for their efforts.

“Recitatif” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. An interdisciplinary adaptation of Toni Morrison’s short story, created by Middlebury graduate Michole Biancosino of theater, Christal Brown of dance, and Matthew Taylor of music. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Pierre Vachon comedy in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Marquis theater, 65 Main St. Hear frequent Marquis comedy event host Vachon in a one-man show.

Stargazing open house in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 21, 8:30-10 p.m., weather permitting, Mittelman Observatory, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Route 125. Saturn and Mars will be in the evening sky along with a variety of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae, all visible through the Observatory's telescopes. Free and open to the public. Check the Observatory web site at go.middlebury.edu/observatory/ or call 802- 443-2266 after 6:30 p.m on the evening of the event for weather status.

 

Saturday, Sept. 22

Hike to Rattlesnake Point/Cliffs above Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. Saturday, Sept. 22. Green Mountain Club Breadloaf Section hosts this is a 4-mile hike of moderate difficulty. A generally gentle hike but with several steep inclines to gain the cliff area. 1160 ft. ascent. Views of Lake Dunmore, Silver Lake, Otter Creek watershed and the Adirondack Mountains. For more information contact leader Anne Christie at [email protected] or 802-388-4347. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

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

Fundraising Silent Auction in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Art on Main booth, Bristol town green. Stop by Art on Main’s booth at the Bristol Harvest Fest and bid on a wide selection of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints, textiles, books, Vermont food products, gift certificates for local restaurants, healing arts, lodging, cultural events, skiing, and many other products and services. Proceeds benefit classes and community.

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

Teddy Bear Picnic in Shoreham. Saturday, Sept. 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring your Teddy Bear and a picnic lunch to the library for a special Teddy Bear picnic. Enjoy crafts, stories, a game, and decorate special cookies to share with the bears.

“Recitatif” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. An interdisciplinary adaptation of Toni Morrison’s short story, created by Middlebury graduate Michole Biancosino of theater, Christal Brown of dance, and Matthew Taylor of music. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

2018 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 22, 3 and 8 p.m., Axinn Center 232, Old Chapel Rd, Middlebury College. See seven short films selected from the Sundance Film Festival, including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Bingo in Vergennes. Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m., St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. All cash prizes, 50/50 raffle. Refreshments sold — mac ’n’ cheese, chili/cornbread, hot dogs, cookies, brownies, water and soft drinks. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Cemetery Committee to benefit the on-going effort to repair headstones. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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

Joel Cage on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd.  Come hear award-winning guitarist Joel Cage, a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist from Boston who stands alone. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Krish Mohan “Empathy On Sale” in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Stepping out our bubbles can be hard. Nationally Touring Comedian, Krish Mohan is exploring bubble culture and the current divide in today’s political climate. He uses his sharp wit, storytelling and comedy to illustrate how capitalism, identity politics, immigration and misunderstanding progressive ideals has led to unnecessarily splitting us apart. Pierre Vachon opens the show. $5 suggested donation.

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

Young Adventurers Club Hike at Texas Falls in Hancock. Sunday, Sept. 23, Texas Falls, Forest Rd. 39. Green Mountain Club Breadloaf Section hosts this hike in the Green Mtn. National Forest. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Taconic Mountains Ramble hike in Hubbardton. *Rescheduled from Sept. 16* Sunday, Sept. 23, 321 St. John Rd. Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section hosts this hike at VT’s newest state park. About 4 miles with some ascents. Group can choose from many trails: some are steep, rocky and moderately challenging. Hike includes a stop at the park’s Japanese water and rock garden. Contact Beth Eliason at [email protected] or 802.989.3909 for meeting time and possible carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

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

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

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

Chicken pie dinner in West Addison. Sunday, Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m., West Addison Community House, Adults $10/children6-10 $5/5 and under free. Sponsored by the U.M.W. of the United Methodist Church of West Addison.

“Lake Champlain Over the Years: A Visual and Historical Narrative” in Bridport. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., Bridport Community Hall, 52 Crown Point Rd. Lake Champlain is one of the most historic bodies of water in the United States. Come hear Vermont historian Don Wickman share tales of the lake’s heritage coupled with illustrations. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

Red Clover Jazz Trio in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Come hear a wide variety of jazz styles including traditional New Orleans (Dixieland), swing, fusion, and contemporary. Performances are tailored to the interests of the audience present. Playing flute, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, sousaphone, string bass, and piano (keyboard). Part of the Residence’s Sunday music series. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

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

MCMC Faculty concert in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 23, 4 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come heart the Middlebury Community Music Center faculty demonstrate their skills at this benefit for the center. Tickets $10/$20 generous admission, available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Come join the chorus for its first regular Tuesday rehearsal of the new season. Sing works by American and British composers written during the past two decades, and classical choruses by W.A. Mozart. Open to all (high school, college, and adults) without audition. More info contact conductor Jeff Rehbach at 802-989-7355.

 

Monday, Sept. 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive in Brandon. Monday, Sept. 24, noon-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion Post 55, 55 Franklin St. Call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Veterans’ luncheon in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. The Residence invites all Veterans to join in a monthly complimentary luncheon to serve those who have served. Come meet other Veterans and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Free and open to all Veterans. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center community celebration in Middlebury. Monday, Sept. 24, 4-5:30 p.m., Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Dr. Music, refreshments, Board meeting and reports, tours of the new ARCH suites and renovations to Helen Porter Post-Acute Unit and more.

Otter Creek Wildlife Rescue fundraiser in Vergennes. Monday, Sept. 24, 7:30-11 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Help raise funds for Vermont’s orphaned and injured birds and mammals, and prepare them for a second chance at life in the wild, and provide education programs for children and adults, and train new wildlife rehabilitators. Bands The Grift and Squig Heart and DJ A-ra$ and Daddy Slingshot will provide the dance music. Refreshments and silent auction too. Tickets $10 at the door or $30 for families of three or more.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Fall Dime Fair - 30 prize packages. Tickets 10/$1. Doors open at 10 a.m. for fair. Bingo and coffee hour will take place in the dining room Meal served at noon. Join us for chicken and biscuit, mashed cauliflower, peas & carrots and apple-blueberry crisp. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“The Art of Growing Food,” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Join the Middlebury Garden Club as they host Ellen Ecker Ogden, garden writer, who co-founded “The Cook’s Garden Seed Catalog.” Ogden will present how to grow an edible garden with an eye towards beauty, easy care and pleasure.

Community Rhythm Circle with Rob Zollman in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. Have fun while making music. Drumming is emotionally and physically beneficial as it is gentle and supports memory function. It builds community and empowers people to enjoy music in ways they may never have experienced. Rob Zollman facilitates music making events throughout New England and emphasizes inclusivity and joyous/expressive music making. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

Diabetes prevention program in Middlebury. Begins Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m., Porter Medical Center, 115 Porter Dr. This program meets for 20-24 weeks and is designed to help people who are deemed at-risk for Type 2 diabetes. Potential candidates are those considered pre-diabetic based on elevated results in glucose tolerance test, or A1C or previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes. Persons considered at risk may also qualify to participate. Free. Registration is required. For more/register contact Michele Butler, Community Health Team, 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

Chicken pie supper in Weybridge. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30-8 p.m., Weybridge Congregational Church, 2790 Weybridge Rd. The Weybridge Congregational Church’s popular dinner returns with seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Meal includes the church’s renowned chicken pie, mashed potatoes and squash, salad, a variety of side dishes, and apple and pumpkin pies. Tickets $12 for adults/$6 for children 10 and under. Reservations required at 802-545-2246.

Our Fascinating Moon astronomy lecture in Orwell. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Orwell Free Library, 473 Main St. Join Al Boudreau and explore Earth’s natural satellite; its origin, evolution and present day make up. Hear how it affects our planet and examine the unusual geological features and six Apollo landing sites.

Middlebury College Community Chorus in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m, Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Come join the chorus for its first regular Tuesday rehearsal of the new season. Sing works by American and British composers written during the past two decades, and classical choruses by W.A. Mozart. Open to all (high school, college, and adults) without audition. More info contact conductor Jeff Rehbach at 802-989-7355.

Barn quilt author speaks in Middlebury. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Suzi Parron has documented over 1,000 barn quilts in the process of writing two books on the subject. Join her in a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt. including over one hundred photos of barn quilts. More info at milkandhoneyquilters.com or [email protected].

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Shoreham. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m., Halfway House, Route 22A. Doors open and meal served at 11 a.m. until all are served. Meal of soup, sandwich, coleslaw and dessert. Advanced reservations required, call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek, 350 Lodge Rd. An informative workshop, led by Lauren Bierman, focusing on insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Free and open to the public. Fully accessible. RSVP to Pat Ryan at 802-388-1220, or [email protected].

“Income Tax Policy and Economic Growth” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room, Middlebury College. Dr. Andrew A. Samwick of Dartmouth College will give the D. K. Smith ’42 Fall 2018 Economics Lecture, focusing on how the income tax is fundamental both to the fiscal health of the United States and to efforts to promote equality in after-tax income. However, the ability and willingness of the federal government to tax income broadly have waned over the past forty years.

“Museums, Markets, and Money: 25 Years in the Art World” lecture in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury alum Paul R. Provost speaks on the current dynamics of the art world and the intersection of scholarship, collecting, and commerce, drawing on his experience as an art historian, museum curator, and international auction house executive. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Evening bird-watch paddle in Addison. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m., Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, 996 VT Route 17. Join Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff and set out in canoes and kayaks hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bird species that are present at Dead Creek during the fall bird migration. Participants must bring their own canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. Registration required at register-ed.com/events/view/129563.

Benefit bake in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5-9 p.m., American Flatbread, Marble Works. At this evening of good company and great food, a portion of the sales will go to the Quarry Hill School Scholarship Fund.

Addison County Disaster Animal Response Team organizational meeting in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Homeward Bound 236 Boardman St. Get involved with the development of an Affiliated Regional DART for Addison County. Group leadership and future plans to officially charter with the statewide Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART) will be discussed. RSVP to Maria Farnsworth at [email protected] or call 802-922-3664.

“Climate Warriors” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6 and 10 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. One-day showing. This film gives a voice to people acting for change. American activists, celebrities and German energy inventors, investors and political activists all drive towards the same goal: saving our world and keeping peace. Tickets $5.

Birding by boat in Addison. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area, 966 Route 17. Location may be changed due to low water levels. Free but pre-registration required. More info at vtfishandwildife.com or 802-828-1000.

Escape Room Challenge for adults in Shoreham. Wednesday. Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. The kids have been having all the fun with our Escape Room challenges, so this one is just for adults. Bring your friends to the library, find the clues, solve the puzzles, and unlock the locks to win a special prize.

“Woof! What’s the Dog Saying?” in New Haven. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., New Haven Community Library, 78 North St. Deb Helfrich of Gold Star Dog Training will share her knowledge of dog communication and explain what dogs are saying with their bodies. Dogs must be left at home — this is for humans only. Free and accessible. More info call Deborah  at 802-453-4015.

 

Thursday, Sept. 27

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m., Vergennes Area Seniors Armory Lane Senior Housing, 50 Armory Ln. Doors open at 10 a.m. for bingo and coffee hour. Meal served at noon of meatloaf, mashed red potatoes, diced carrots, wheat roll, and oranges. Bring your own place setting. $5 suggested donation. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

“Amistad” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club starts up its fall season, themed “Immigration and Migration,” with this film based on the famous Supreme Court trial of 1841. It depicts the struggle of kidnapped African women and men to be free in the antebellum United States. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

Writers Read Series in Brandon. Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m., Book and Leaf Bookstore, 10 Park St. Vermont authors Daniel Hecht and Bill Schubart will share their newest novels, both set in Vermont. All writers are encouraged to share a brief piece of writing (5 min. max) at the open mic. A celebration of writing, book signings, conversation and complimentary tea, coffee and sweets.

College information night in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m, Middlebury Union High School, Charles Ave. For high school seniors and their parents, the program is designed to help families prepare for the process of applying to college.

 

Friday, Sept. 28

American Red Cross blood drive in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Middlebury EMS Building, 55 Collins Dr.

Age Well Senior Luncheon in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11:30, meal served at noon of cranberry sage chicken, rice pilaf, peas, and fruit cobbler. Advanced reservations required. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation does not include gratuity. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call ACTR at 802-388-2287 to inquire.

Free hop workshop in Starksboro. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Champlain Valley Hops, 5459 Route 116. Peter Briggs and Julian Post, owners of Champlain Valley Hops share their experiences with growing and processing quality hop products for Vermont brewers. Registration required by Sept. 25. Held in conjunction with the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program. More info and registration at champlainvalleyhops.eventbrite.com or 802-524-6501, ext. 432. To request a disability-related accommodation, call by Sept. 21.

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 roast pork, potatoes, applesauce, vegetable and dessert. Free.

Mellow Yellow performs in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Vermont-based Sixties tribute band Mellow Yellow is marking their 10th anniversary with a new stage show called “Sixties Flashback” at the Town Hall Theater. The show will feature songs from the heyday of the late 1960s rock and pop music. Tickets $15. More info at townhalltheater.org.

“Voice of the Violin: Beginnings and Now” performance in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Grammy-nominated Peter Sheppard Skærved is the dedicatee of over 400 works by composers ranging from Hans Werner Henze and George Rochberg to the young composers with whom he collaborates all over the world. This salon-style concert sets the music of our time in counterpoint with the rich repertoire for violin from the 17th century. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

Hike Treadway Mountain in Essex County, N.Y. Saturday, Sept. 29, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. This moderate hike is 3.9 miles one way (7.8 miles RT). Elevation gain is 900 ft. Hike up from Putnam Pond State Campsite around the south end of the lake to good views at the open rocky summit, elevation 2240 ft. Carpooling from the Crown Point Bridge arranged. Call or email leader Jill Vickers at 802-989-2840 or [email protected] for start time and carpooling. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Pottery sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7 South. Pottery by: Kathy Clarke, Ken Martin, Su Shannon, Tahira Whitcomb-Paulson, local potters, studio assistants and students. Find wonderful handmade pottery at affordable prices, also cards, jewelry, paintings and some surprises. Everything is locally made. This is a fundraiser to benefit the school.

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

“BPM” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 3 and 8 p.m., Axinn Center 232, Old Chapel Rd., Middlebury College. In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Cocktails Curing Cancer in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 5:30-9 p.m., Notte Neapolitan Pizza Bar, 86 Main St. a fundraiser to support live music by the Aaron Audet Band, appetizers, raffle and silent auction, and a pink photo booth will highlight this fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Door prizes and event tee-shirts will be available. Breast cancer survivors receive a gift donated by Danforth Pewter. Tickets $25 available at cocktailscuringcancermiddlebury.com or contact Michele Almeida at [email protected].

“Wetware” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. See this film noir set in a near future where Galapagos Wetware, a cutting edge genetic engineering firm offers people down-on-their-luck the opportunity to be Mungos — genetically altered humans with enhanced stamina for dreary jobs like street sweeping and slaughterhouses, or arduous jobs in deep sea mining, industrial agriculture, and toxic clean-up. Tickets $15 adult/$5 student, available at Town Hall Theater, townhalltheater.org.

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

Chanticleer performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Mead Chapel, Middlebury College. Come hear the multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble with a special program called “Then and There, Here and Now.” This anthology of the ensemble’s repertoire spans musical history in honor of their 40th anniversary season. Tickets $30 Public/$25 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Dick Forman Jazz Group in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. “What Is This Thing Called Jazz 2” is an evening of sparkling, sophisticated mainstream jazz offering a chance to look behind the curtain and see how jazz is created. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

John Funkhouser & Friends play jazz in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Experience this group of forward-thinking jazz musicians with an eclectic mix of influences: North Indian classical music, New Orleans street music, 70’s Funk and Prog Rock, the Great American Songbook, South African jazz, Chopin, and American folk music. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

 

Sunday, Sept. 30

Addison County CROP Hunger Walk in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 30, noon, town green. Help fight hunger at the annual CROP Hunger Walk, a program sponsored and supported by local congregations, businesses, schools, sports teams, and individuals in partnership with Church World Service, an international relief, development and refugee resettlement agency.  Twenty-five percent of funds raised go to our own local food shelves. Registration starts at noon walk gets underway at 1:00 p.m.  More info contact Hallam at 802-388-1561 or go to CROP Walk website: crophungerwalk.org.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Brandon. Sunday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Brandon American Legion, Route 7 S. 11 a.m.-noon, jam session. Noon-5 p.m. fun and dancing. Donations accepted. Refreshments available. All fiddlers welcome.

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

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

Chicken & Biscuit Supper in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 30, 5-6 p.m. Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St. A buffet-style dinner. Donation suggested. Proceeds raised go to mission and outreach activities.

Annual Jamaican hymn sing in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church, 28 School Rd. For decades, the Jamaicans who work at our local apple orchards have met to celebrate and worship in song and fellowship. Refreshments will be served following the hymn sing. A free will offering to benefit mission work in Jamaica will be taken.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Jay Parini on WWI poets in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 2, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Middlebury College literature professor, historian, and novelist Jay Parini will discuss and read the memorable and inspirational poetry prompted by WWI. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with the its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Relapse & Revival Tour in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Nashville recording artist Robert Hunter’s nationwide 2018 Relapse & Revival tour is the first of its kind, a mixture of the literary and lyrical, promoting both a new novel, “Relapse,” and a new record, “Revival.” The evening will include an acoustic performance. Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

Habitat for Humanity of Addison County info session in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Middlebury Rec Center, 154 Creek Rd. Learn more about Habitat houses and how you may qualify. Light refreshments and babysitting provided. More info call 802-388-0400.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

“Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, October 3, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. THT’s Great Art Wednesdays film series continues with Werner Hertzog’s breathtaking documentary, which follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. Tickets $13 adults/$8 students, includes $1 preservation fee available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Manhattan Short Film Festival in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Join in on the judging when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one purpose ... to view and vote on the Finalists' films in the 21st Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.

“Creativity and Historical Truths” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. The first of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesday series. Despite journalism’s essential role in informing the public about significant events, Dartmouth professor Irene Kacandes argues that it’s memoir, fiction, music, and art that often best convey truth and leave lasting impressions.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

Senior Meal in Bristol. Thursday, Oct. 4, noon, The First Baptist Church of Bristol, Park St. The menu includes chicken and biscuit, coleslaw, peas and carrots, and peach upside down cake. Suggested donation $4. Come early and talk with friends and make new ones. To be on the list call Nancy 802-453-5276.

Habitat for Humanity of Addison County info session in Vergennes. Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Learn more about Habitat houses and how you may qualify. Light refreshments and babysitting provided. More info call 802-388-0400.

Learn about bobcats in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, Oct. 4. 6:30-8 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Offices and Community Center, 3297 Route 7. in “Wild Yet Wonderfully Near Us: Bobcats of the Champlain Valley,” naturalist Sue Morse will present a fascinating, fun and visually stunning slide show and lecture about wildlife in the Champlain Valley. Learn about bobcats and other mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles that live here as well as the habitat they need to survive and thrive. Free and open to the public. More info contact Amy at 802-434-7245.

WWI Centennial memorial service in Cornwall. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Ethan and Mary Baker Allen DAR Chapter House, Route 30. The General John Strong Chapter of the DAR and Porter Hospital invite the public to honor James J. Porter, U.S. Army Lieutenant, WWI, brother of Helen Porter and son of William Henry Porter, founder of Porter Hospital, who was killed in action in the Argonne Forest of France on  Oct. 5, 1918. Desserts from Otter Creek Bakery provided. Free.

Jerusalem Quartet in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The Jerusalem Quartet makes its Middlebury debut on Fall Family Weekend, performing quartets by Beethoven, Ravel, and Shostakovich. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Oct. 5

Green Mountain Club Hike in/near Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 5. Leader's choice to hike a small mountain near Middlebury with great foliage and views. Moderate difficulty. Lunch at the top, 3-4 hours total. More info contact David Andrews at [email protected] or 802.388.4894. Rain date Sunday, Oct. 7. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Diabetes Management Program in Vergennes. Begins Friday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Diabetes can cause serious health problems like heart disease, blindness, and kidney failure. This Diabetes self-management workshop provides the tools and support you need to manage your diabetes and prevent these serious problems. Free. Registration is required. More info registration contact Michele Butler, Community Health Team, 802-388-8860 or [email protected].

Manufacturing Day Factory Tours in Middlebury. Friday, October 5, 9 a.m.-2p.m., Maple Landmark, 1297 Exchange St. On Manufacturing Day, Maple Landmark will hold tours of its 28,000 sq. ft. factory-store every hour, on the hour, with the first tour leaving at 9 a.m. and the last at 2 p.m. The 45-minute tour goes through where we cut, sand, finish, detail, assemble, and package our wooden products. Free and open to the public. Large groups call ahead 802-388-0627.

Artist’s Opening Reception in Middlebury. Friday, Oct 5, 5-7 p.m., Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Meet the artists and see the work of Don Perdue, sculpture and Justin Perdue, painting and mixed media. Free.

Cocoon storytelling in Middlebury. Friday. Oct, 5, 8 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon The Moth, Cocoon is a special evening of true stories told live without notes. A reception with the storytellers follows. Tickets: $15 public/$12 Midd ID holder/$8 Youth/$6 Midd student. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

Lois McClure in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Oct. 6, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. The Lois McClure returns from a summer cruising the Hudson river and the Erie Canal with a flotilla of “glass barges” commemorating the Flint Glass Works’ 1868 move from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Corning, N.Y.

Soup, book, bake and pumpkin sale in Orwell. Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Orwell Public Library, 473 Main St. Purchase used books, baked goods, homemade soup and pumpkins at the Library’s annual fall fundraiser. 

Dead Creek Wildlife Day in Addison. Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 966 Route 17. Children’s activities and wetland nature at its best. Free and open to the public. More info at vtfishandwildlife.com or 802-759-2398.

“Aida” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. It’s a new season of Met Live in HD. In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Tickets $24 (+$2 preservation fee) adults/$10 students (+$1 preservation fee). More info at townhalltheater.org.

Authors Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Sue Halpern in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Award-winning author Chaya Bhuvaneswar will discuss her debut story collection, “White Dancing Elephants,” with journalist and author Sue Halpern. Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

Cecilia Conrad speaks in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room, Middlebury College. Conrad, the managing director at the John D. and Catherine T.  Macarthur Foundation will give the second D. K. Smith ‘42 Fall 2018 Economics Lecture on “Economics of Philanthropy: How to Give Away 100 Million Dollars?”

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

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont Tour in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Internationally renowned violinist Soovin Kim treats all to a Mozart concerto and conducts the ensemble. In collaboration with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, the concert includes the new film “How We See Water” by Robin Starbuck. Tickets: $25 adults/$10 students (children ages 6–17 and full-time college students with ID)/free for children ages 5 and under. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Eli West and Ben Winship on stage in Ripton. Saturday Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1305 Route 125. Seattle artists West and Winship bring their warm voices and great humor to Addison County. 7:30-open mic followed by featured performers. Tickets $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. More info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up at 802-388-9782.

 

Sunday, Oct. 7

Lois McClure in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Oct. 7, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. The Lois McClure returns from a summer cruising the Hudson river and the Erie Canal with a flotilla of “glass barges” commemorating the Flint Glass Works’ 1868 move from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Corning, N.Y.

Ripton Ridge Run in Ripton. Sunday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m., Ripton Elementary School, 753 Lincoln Rd. The Friends of the Ripton School invite runners and walkers of all levels to participate in a 10.4K loop run, a 5K run, or a 5K fun walk during peak foliage season. Lunch will be available during and following the race. A raffle and awards ceremony will follow with prizes for top runners and medallions for winners in each age group. All proceeds benefit the Ripton Elementary School. Packet pickup and race day registration 11-12, races begin at 12:30. More information at riptonridgerun.org.

 

Monday, Oct. 8

Book discussion in Vergennes. Monday, Oct. 8, 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Come and discuss “Dracula” by Bram Stoker with the Bixby Book Group, volunteer-led, and always open to the public. The library provides free copies for the group. RSVP to Devin Schrock at 610-888-9358 or [email protected] to join the group. Book Club books are given out to attendees at the club meetings first, then the rest are available on a first come first served basis.

 

Thursday, Oct. 9

“Northern Forest Canoe Trail: the ‘Wrong’ Way” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join Peter Macfarlane and experience all aspects of his trip this summer through the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, making him the first recorded person to through-paddle the Trail from east to west. Photos and snippets of video will accompany the talk.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

“Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Foodin Vergennes. Wednesday, Oct 10, 10:30 a.m., Bixby Memorial Free Library, 258 Main St. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk lets attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners — plus some catchy info on seasonal foods. A Vermont Humanities Council event.

Tim Spears on Veterans’ memorials in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Spears, Middlebury College Vice President for Academic Development and Professor of American Studies, recently embarked upon visit to European and American veterans’ memorials and will offer his insights regarding the changes in how our veterans are publicly honored in a talk presented by the Sheldon Museum. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Mystery Book Discussion in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Shafer’s Market & Deli, 54 College St. Meet and discuss “The Dry” by Jane Harper. Open to everyone, the Mystery Readers Book Group meets on Wednesdays every month.

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) on stage in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see the Opera Company of Middlebury as they tour their production of Donizetti’s romantic comedy about a lovesick waiter who tries to win the love of a beautiful woman with the help of a magic “love potion.” Pre-performance talk by Douglas Anderson at Memorial Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $40 orchestra/$50 balcony, available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Book Club meeting in Bridport. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Bridport Highway Department Conference Room, Crown Point Rd. at Short St. Come discuss John Steinbeck's classic novel “The Grapes of Wrath.”  Meetings are held at the at 7 pm.  All interested readers welcome. More info call 802-758-2858. 

“Patagonia” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct.10, time TBD, Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Come see this film about Welsh Argentine citizens as they search for connections between Wales and Argentina.

 

Thursday, Oct. 11

Noonmark Mountain hike in Keene Valley N.Y. Thursday, Oct. 11, meet at 9 a.m. at the parking area at the intersection of Vt. Routes 17 and 125 on the Vermont side of the Crown Point Bridge. Take advantage of peak foliage when you join the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf and Adirondack sections for this 5.6-mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 2175 Ft. A strenuous hike that presents the hiker with close-up panoramic views of the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. More info contact leader Barry Francis at 802.349.9206 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Madeleine Kunin in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton will read from, discuss and sign her new memoir, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.” Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

 

Friday, Oct. 12

Annual rummage and bake sale in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St. Bake sale runs from  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Artist’s reception in Vergennes. Friday, Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., Northern Daughters Gallery, 221 Main St. A reception for Bristol artist Pam Smith, “Moving Still” — still life paintings. More info at northerndaughters.com. Exhibit runs through Nov. 30.

 

Saturday, Oct. 13

Fall Open Studio weekend in Addison County. Saturday, Oct. 13. The Vermont Arts Council invites you to combine fall foliage viewing and harvest activities with seeing and purchasing from local artists across Vermont. Look for the bright yellow signs along Vermont's roads marking the studios of craftspeople and fine artists. More info at vermontcrafts.org.

Annual rummage sale bag day in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-noon., Middlebury United Methodist Church, 43 N. Pleasant St.

“An American in Paris” in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, filmed at London’s West End Theater, is  the story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. Tickets $12 adults/$5 students (+ $1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

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

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, October 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. An evening of contra mayhem featuring Peter Stix from Albany calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? call 802-462-3722.

Vermont Blues Jam in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Come hear some of the best Vermont musicians to ever accumulate on a single stage for one night of unforgettable music. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Come one, come all and bring your appetite for epic Vermont-style blues.

Twangtown Paramours in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. A hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This husband and wife acoustic duo is known for their well crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

 

Sunday, Oct. 14

Fall Open Studio weekend in Addison County. Sunday, Oct. 14. The Vermont Arts Council invites you to combine fall foliage viewing and harvest activities with seeing and purchasing from local artists across Vermont. Look for the bright yellow signs along Vermont's roads marking the studios of craftspeople and fine artists. More info at vermontcrafts.org.

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

“Colonial Meetinghouses of New England” in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Union Meeting House, Route 7. Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation by photographer Paul Wainwright tells the story of the society that built and used Meetinghouses, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna perform in Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Northern Daughters Gallery, 221 Main St, Lyn and Sanna will perform “Coral Suite,” hailed as “ground-breaking” and “bursting with creativity” connecting the dots between their experience as composers and improvisers in New York City’s rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music. More info at northerndaughters.com.

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “Howards End” by E. M. Forster.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Artist Fran Bull in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Bull, an internationally-known artist from Brandon, discusses her art installation “In Flanders Fields,” on view at the Sheldon Museum. The work is based on her interpretation of the well-known poem by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel, John McCrae, M.D., who wrote the poem after witnessing a comrade blown to bits at the 1915 battle of Ypres. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

A Vietnam conversation in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3-4:15 p.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury, 100 EastView Ter. Vietnam veteran O. John Betz answers questions and shares reflections about his service in the Vietnam War, from beginning his training at Parris Island in S.C. in Oct. 1967 to his deployment in Vietnam in March 1968, and his progression to squad leader six months later. Free and open to the public.

“Ulysses: A Visual Schema” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Designer James MacDonnell has created a new “visual schema” for James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Developing a unique graphical system, MacDonnell’s prints form a minimalist visual representation that dispenses with the need for explanatory text or illustrations. Free.  More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Jason Lutes and Jack Mayer in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., The Marquis, 65 Main St. Jason Lutes, Vermont-based cartoonist of the graphic novel omnibus “Berlin,” a 20 year literary masterpiece of historical fiction about the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of fascist extremism in 1930s Germany in conversation with local author Jack Mayer, author of the award-winning “Before the Court of Heaven.” Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.

“New England Impressions: Art & the Making of Regional Identity” in Orwell. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Orwell Public Library, 472 Main St. The Vermont Humanities Council sponsors this talk with William Hosley on how for several generations, aspiring New England artists used our history, landscape, environment, and traditional industries as subject matter and muse — drawing inspiration from their environment and helping to shape New England’s image at home and abroad.

 

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.

“Wool Knickers and White Blazes, A 1917 Inspired End-to-End Long Trail Hike,” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Ct. The Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf Section will host GMC's Executive Director Mike DeBonis, who will tell tales from his 2017 “retro” end-to-end hike, celebrating one hundred years of the Long Trail Guidebook. Refreshments served. Free. Donations accepted to support the GMC Education Program. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

 

Friday, Oct. 19

Moody Amiri in Middlebury. Friday, Oct.19, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. There are no borders between East and West in the eclectic music of Moody Amiri — a groundbreaking, international duo comprised of Iranian santur player Amir Amiri and Canadian violist Richard Moody. Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Ingenious Grant for Playwrighting winning play presentation in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, time TBD, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The winning title in THT’s playwriting competition, yet to be chosen, will be performed. More info available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Shopping, food and fun in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Crafters will sell a variety of hand crafted items such as fleece items, slippers and mittens, sweaters, jewelry, cards, knitted and quilted items, wood toys and ornaments, to name a few. A lunch and bake sale, including appetizers, pies, and breads and other treats, will tempt your taste buds. Proceeds support the repair and restoration work of the St. Peter’s Cemetery Association.

Wright Park hike in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. Join the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf Section and discover  this section of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). An easy 2.4-mile hike with very little elevation change. More info contact leader Bruce Yelton at 802-989-7752 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Cavalry Day in Weybridge. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UVM Morgan Horse Farm, 74 Battell Drive. Bring a picnic lunch, rain or shine, for this family-friendly educational event to learn about the Morgan’s important role in the building of this nation: Members from the 1st Vermont Cavalry, “Co. K”, will recreate living history through Civil War reenactments and demonstrations. The day’s activities will include mounted drills, a reenactment tent, informative talks, and historical photos. More info at uvm.edu/morgan or 802-388-2011.

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

“Samson et Dalila” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Met Live in HD continues with this production with mezzo-soprano El?na Garan?a and tenor Roberto Alagna unites for this sensual French opera. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

“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.

Monica Rizzio on stage in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. She’s recently found her outlaw country sound deep within the folk world. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Mark LaVoie, harmonica in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Long Way from Home is an acoustic solo performance by affiliate artist Mark LaVoie. His distinctive acoustic style is reminiscent of his mentor, the late great harmonica legend Sonny Terry. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Ingenious Grant for Playwrighting winning play presentation in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, time TBD, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The winning title in THT’s playwriting competition, yet to be chosen, will be performed. More info available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, Oct 21

Lemon Fair Sculpture Park hike in Shoreham. Sunday, Oct. 21. Join the Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section for this Young Adventurers Club outing. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

The Ingenious Grant for Playwrighting winning play presentation in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 21, time TBD, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The winning title in THT’s playwriting competition, yet to be chosen, will be performed. More info available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Community conversation in Middlebury. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10-11:30 a.m., Community Room, EastView at Middlebury. 11 EastView Ter. Vermont legislators Robin Scheu and Amy Sheldon host a listening session. Come share your hopes and dreams for Vermont as well as issues and concerns. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Rebecca Bennett on German dissent during WWI in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Benett, Middlebury College Professor of History, who has studied extensively Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries, will outline dissent in Germany during the War. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

“Artifacts and Interpretation: Developing the Cyrus Tang Hall of China at the Field Museum” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join co-curator Deborah Bekken of Chicago’s Field Museum for a discussion of the exhibition development process, the politics of display, and the conservation and design challenges behind a major museum installation. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Thursday, Oct. 25

“The Politics of Portraiture: The Head of Gordian III” in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 25, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Pieter Broucke, curator of ancient art, discusses two of the museum’s Roman imperial portraits — emperor Gordian III (225–244 CE) and his wife Tranquillina (c. 225–after 244 CE) — attributed to the anonymous third-century CE sculptor “Gordian Master.” Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“The Emigrants” on Screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club continues its fall season, themed “Immigration and Migration,” with this award-winning 1971 film starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow — the story of 19th century Swedes desperate to escape the poverty of their homeland. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

 

Friday, Oct. 26

Mt. Abraham hike in Lincoln. Friday, Oct. 26, Lincoln Gap. The Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section leads this strenuous 5.2 mile hike on the Long Trail with an elevation gain of approximately 2,200 feet, some steep pitches, a few areas flat of hiking, but an extremely rocky ascent to the summit leading to phenomenal 360-degree views and rare arctic-alpine plants. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or at 802-388-5407. More activities atgmcbreadloaf.org.

Family board game night in Shoreham. Friday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Bring your family and come and play some of the library's board games (or bring your own). The Library has Scrabble, Chess, Battleship, Dominoes, Blokus, Connect4, and more. RSVP at [email protected]) or 802-897-2647 to be entered into a prize drawing. Pizza and snacks for everyone who RSVPs.

Katherine Arden “Small Spaces” book party in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m., Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main St. Arden, bestselling author of “The Bear and the Nightingale” makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic. Tricks and treats abound and a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

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 chicken and biscuits, stuffing, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. Free.

Halloween Dance in New Haven. Friday, Oct. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Beeman Academy, North St. More info at 802-453-2331.

NER Out Loud in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. This fifth-annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Haunted Congregational Church in New Haven. Friday Oct. 26, Times TBA. New Haven Congregational Church. More info at 802-453-5978.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Annual Trunk or Treat in New Haven. Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-6:30 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church parking lot, Town Hill Road. Vehicle Decorating begins at 4 p.m. and Trunk or Treat will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Haunted Congregational Church in New Haven. Saturday Oct. 27, Times TBA. New Haven Congregational Church. More info at 802-453-5978.

“La Fanciulla del West” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the latest Met Live in HD at THT Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, with the heralded return of tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw she loves. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Snake Mountain’s “toe-tapping tunes combine the best of modern and traditional bluegrass” (Seven Days) with harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from hard driving ‘breakdowns’ to softer, folk-type arrangements. The group is known for their vocal, instrumental, and original songwriting talents, plus a great sense of humor and onstage banter. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Kittel & Co. in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. American fiddler, violinist, and composer Jeremy Kittel draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, classical, electronic, and more. He plays alongside genre-bending guitarist Quinn Bachand, hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, and phenom mandolinist Josh Pinkham, who wowed audiences here last April. Tickets: $22 Public/$16 Midd ID holder/$10 Youth/$6 Midd student. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

Spooktacular in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-3 p.m., Middlebury town green. It’s time for another spectacular Spooktacular party. Dig out those costumes and join your kids for games, music, apples, and a trick or treat parade down Main Street. Free.

St. Peter’s harvest supper in Vergennes. Sunday, Oct. 28, sittings at 4 and 6 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Come enjoy a homemade meal without all the work. Feast on Turkey with all the fixings and homemade pie for dessert. Tickets $10 adults/$5 children 6-12 years/ 5 and under free, available at St. Peter’s rectory or by calling 8902-877-2367.

 

Monday, Oct. 29

Book Discussion in Shoreham. Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m., Platt Memorial Library, 279 Main St. Come discuss “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje, a mysterious book that takes place just after World War II. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

The Turn of the Screw on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s suspenseful novella to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Friday, Nov. 2

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The French cello virtuoso performs some of J. S. Bach’s most beloved music: the six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello. This special event includes a reception at intermission. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Breton Fest-Noz in Middlebury. Friday, Nov.2, 7 p.m., Grand Salon, Le Château, Middlebury College. The traditional music, dance, and flavors of Brittany — the “Celtic” region of northwestern France — are highlighted at Middlebury’s first Fest-Noz Join Timothy Cummings (pipes), Jeremiah McLane (accordion), and Alex Kehler (violin and nyckelharpa) in celebrating authentic music, participatory dances, and crêpes and cider. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Turn of the Screw on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s suspenseful novella to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

Fall trail work in Hancock/Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 3, meet at Ripton Community House, 3105 Route 125. Green Mountain Club Breadloaf section will do trail maintenance from Middlebury Gap to Sucker Brook shelter. Contact Trail Manager David Morrissey at [email protected] or 802.352.1060 to confirm participation and allow planning for an adequate number of tools and hard hats. Bring water and snacks/lunch. Rain date Sunday, Nov. 4th. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Annual Holiday Bazaar in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 N Pleasant St. A wide variety of gift and personal items: artwork, crafts and other handmade items, toys, books, a room full of "attic treasures" as well as finer things, including jewelry, quilt raffle, and Santa from 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch served in Fellowship Hall or take out. Also on sale, homemade cakes, pies, cookies, breads and more. A Gardening Table will offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, bulbs and seeds.

Penny Fair in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. A fun-filled day with a chance to win a variety of great prizes for pennies a chance. Drawings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Chelsea Berry In Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. Berry is a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends. Her music transcends its indie rock roots and touches listeners with its poetic lyric, bold melodies, and pure, clear, powerful vocals. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

The Turn of the Screw on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s suspenseful novella to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Dana & Susan Robinson perform in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House, 1302 Route 125. 7:30 p.m. open mic followed by featured performers. Tickets $10 general admission/$15 generous admission/$3 kids under 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. More info at rcch.org. Open mic sign up at 802-388-9782.

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

The Turn of the Screw on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Middlebury Actors Workshop brings Henry Miller’s suspenseful novella to life. Tickets $22 adults/$12 students available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Anne Janson, Flute; Annemieke McLane, Piano in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The evening features some of the greatest, most popular repertoire for flute and piano. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

“Degas: Passion for Perfection” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. In the next installment in the Great Arts Wednesdays series, Director David Bickerstaff tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Tickets $13 adults/$8 (includes a $1 preservation fee) available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Bill Lipke on Canadian Veterans’ memorials in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, noon, Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park St. Lipke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art at University of Vermont and co-author with Bill Mares of “Grafting Memories: Essays on War and Commemoration” has a Canadian relative who fought in WWI. He will discuss how Canadians have chosen to commemorate their veterans through paintings, photographs, sculptures, and cemeteries. Part of the Sheldon’s series of noon-time talks offered in conjunction with its current exhibit “Doughboys and Flyboys: WWI Stories by Vermonters From the Home and Battlefront.” More info at 802-388-2117 or HenrySheldonMuseum.org.

Middlebury’s Showing Up For Racial Justice film series in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Film and times TBA.

“Political Activism and the Case for Hope” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, Middlebury College. Join Black Lives Matter advocate DeRay McKesson for an interactive program about political activism, as McKesson shares how his liberal arts education gives perspective and informs his approach to advocacy. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Thursday, Nov. 8

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22.  More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

“The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 12:15 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Christiane Gruber of the University of Michigan explores a number of paintings of the Prophet Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 14th century to the modern day. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22.  More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Gareth Cordery, Piano in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Middlebury student Gareth Cordery performs his junior piano recital, featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Copland. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Chandler Ridge hike in Salisbury. Saturday, Nov. 10. Hike with the Green Mountain Club on this moderate, 5-6 mile round trip, with an 800 ft. ascent/descent. Good views of Green Mountains, Lake Dunmore and Adirondacks from Chandler Ridge. Bring lunch, water; poles recommended. More info contact Ruth Penfield at [email protected] or 802-388-5407. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Maiden Vermont holiday concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets $25 adults/$22 students, available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route. 30. Mary Wesley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? Call 802-462-3722.

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

Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Vergennes native Casey and her new group, the Wicked Fine Players, features members of the much-loved Bluegrass Gospel Project. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30 p.m.

The Rough and Tumble stop in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd. The Rough and Tumble are prolific songwriters and born-travelers, having been on the road, touring with their two dogs since 2015. This folk-Americana duo retraces their mileage back to their footsteps and explores the struggle between going home and being home already when there's no other home and everywhere is home. Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A suite of dances based on the dynamics of adaptation and translation inspired by the writings of Gertrude Stein, Toni Morrison, and David Foster Wallace, whose voices capture diverse cultural relevancies through their structure of language. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22.  More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Havel: The Passion of Thought” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Wright Memorial Theatre, Middlebury College. Richard Romagnoli directs five short and shorter funny, chilling plays by Václav Havel, Samuel Beckett, and Harold Pinter. The evening explores the challenges of exercising individual conscience and the consequences of making unpopular though principled choices Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale October 22. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Middlebury College Orchestra performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Join the College Orchestra, under its new director Evan Bennett, as it explores major works from the classical to the present. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

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

The Howard Gospel Choir in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. More info TBA. More info available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Monday, Nov. 12

Book discussion in Vergennes. Monday, Nov. 12, 7-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Join the Bixby Book as they discuss Howard Frank Mosher’s “On Kingdom Mountain.” The group is volunteer-led, and open to the public. The library provides free copies for the group. RSVP to Devin Schrock at 610-888-9358 or [email protected]. Book Club books are given out to attendees at the club meetings first, then the rest are available on a first come first served basis.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

“Behind Wondrous Worlds: A Conservator’s Perspective” in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Objects conservator Linda Lin shares her experiences with the Islamic artworks from the Newark Museum, featured in the current exhibition “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place.” Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Nov 13, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “”1984” by George Orwell.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Henry Sheldon Museum annual dinner meeting in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m., Kirk Alumni Center, 217 Golf Course Rd. Keynote speaker Stephen Perkins, Executive Director of the Vermont Historical Society will present a talk entitled “The Past, Present, and Future of Historical Societies.” A lifelong Vermonter, Stephen Perkins’ professional career has led him on a path of preserving and celebrating Vermont’s unique history and iconic landscape. Cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation the talk. Full details including cost and reservations can be found at henrysheldonmuseum.org or by calling 802-388-2117. 

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The fall concert by Diana Fanning’s students is a popular event celebrating our talented Middlebury pianists. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

“Emperor and Poet: Mansa Musa, Al Saheli, and the Unlikely 1325 Friendship that Built Timbuktu and the Mali Empire” in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov.15, 4:30 p.m., Sabra Field Lecture Hall (Room 125), Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies Harvard University presents this lecture on Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali, who in 1325, was the world’s richest man by far. He and his new court architect Al Saheli — a Granada-born poet and lawyer — built Timbuktu into an important architectural and university center at the moment of transition from the medieval world to the modern era. Free. More info at  middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

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.

MNFF Winter Screening Series in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The MNFF’s winter series, highlighting exceptional films from the 2018 Festival opens. More info TBA. Tickets $12. More info available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium: “Misa Luba” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Choirs from Middlebury, St. Michael’s, Castleton, and Johnson State are joined by Royal Hartigan and the ensemble Blood Drum Spirit to perform this fascinating mass setting based in Congolese musical idioms. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Kingsland Bay hike in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Nov. 17. Join members of the Green Mountain Club and enjoy this historic site on Lake Champlain on an easy hike with scenic views. Contact leader David Andrews at [email protected] or 802-388-4894 for meeting location and details. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

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

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

40 and Fab — Chrystal’s Birthday Bash in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets $20. More info available online soon at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

Chipman Hill hike in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18. Join the fun with the Green Mountain Club’s Young Adventurers Club. While the pace is geared towards younger adventurers (ages 4-8), everyone is welcome. Call or email YAC Leader Lauren Bierman for meeting location and details at 802-349-7498 or [email protected]. More activities at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Marnie” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, *Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The Met Live in HD brings Composer Nico Muhly’s second new opera for the Met with this gripping re-imagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. *Date is different than the Met’s published schedule.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. The chorus presents its annual concert in celebration of the season of Thanksgiving, performed by Middlebury College students, staff, faculty, and singers from towns throughout the area. Jeff Rehbach, conductor; Tim Guiles, accompanist. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 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 and show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comics in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 24, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see this slapstick comedy act like no other. Peers leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as he plays the straight man. More info available soon online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Leath Tonino in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Marquis Theater, 65 Main St. Vermont author Tonino will discuss “The Animal One Thousand Miles Long,” a book of essays she wrote about the state of Vermont

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

“El Norte” on Screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club continues its fall season, themed “Immigration and Migration.” Fleeing the violence of the Guatemalan civil war, two refugees head north through Mexico to the United States. Their story reverberates powerfully in our own time. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

Animations/Concert In Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Twilight Auditorium, Middlebury College. Hand-drawn animations from Studio Art courses ART 185 and ART 200 will be screened along with a live concert performance by multifaceted musician and artist Raumshiff Engelmayr. Free. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Nov. 29, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

Jupiter Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Dr. The quartet celebrates Debussy in this centenary year of his passing, with a program of Ravel and Debussy’s solitary string quartets, plus Dutilleux’s Ainsi la nuit. Pre-concert lecture by Professor of Music Larry Hamberlin, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 221. Reserved seating. Tickets: $28 Public/$22 Midd ID holders/$10 Youth/$6 Midd students. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcasing choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

Holiday pottery sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middlebury Studio School, 2377 Route 7. Find great gifts at great prices at this fundraiser for the Middlebury Studio School.

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

Fall Dance Concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Dance Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. A dynamic evening of ideas in motion showcasing choreography by emerging student dance artists and the annual Newcomers’ Piece, choreographed this year by the Dance Company of Middlebury under the direction of Lida Winfield. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale November 12. More info at middlebury.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 1, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

“Men on Boats” on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Seeler Studio Theater, Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd. Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. This play by Jaclyn Backhaus is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Tickets: $15 Public/$12 Midd ID holders/$8 Youth/$6 Midd students; on sale Nov. 12. More info at middelbuey.edu/arts or 802-443-3168.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 2, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. New and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME). Tickets, $20 general admission (includes $2 preservation fee). Group tickets available for $17 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (includes $2 preservation fee). available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

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

“The Wyeths: First Family of American Art” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg discusses the Wyeths — N. C. (1882–1945), Andrew (1917–2009), and Jamie (b. 1946) — and offers new perspectives on these three painters. Parts of the Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays series.

Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” on screen in Middlebury.  Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. New and veteran athletes alike pay tribute to the man who started it all in “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment (WME). Tickets, $20 general admission (includes $2 preservation fee). Group tickets available for $17 when purchasing 10 or more tickets (includes $2 preservation fee). available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Thursday, Dec. 6

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 6, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Friday, Dec. 7

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. Now in its 13th year, this brainchild of local resident and professional actor Bill Carmichael brings together some of his professional acting/singing/dancing friends from New York and Boston for an evening of familiar, funny, moving and exceptional Broadway tunes. Several local area high school students will also participate.

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 7, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Saturday, Dec. 8

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 8, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Dec. 8, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Adina Gordon calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Sunday, Dec. 9

The Drowsy Chaperone on stage in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 9, time TBA, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Peasant St. The Middlebury Community Players stage this play-within-a-play musical show that uses all the clichéd plot devices of a 1920s musical, including mistaken identity, comedy schtick, phony accents, and dance numbers that don’t quite go with the plot. Tickets will go on sale in mid-October.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12

“Gaugin: The Full Story” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. The first full-length biography of one of the world’s most popular yet controversial artists. Part of THT’s Great Art Wednesdays series. Tickets $13 adults/$8 student (includes a $1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Dec. 15

“La Traviata” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new Metropolitan Opera production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

 

Thursday, Dec. 20

“West Side Story” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Middlebury Community Classic Film Club turns to a great musical classic. On the 100th anniversary of the birth of its composer Leonard Bernstein, this story raises the question of who is truly an American and how can we learn to live together. It’s also a wonderful tale of love, turbulence, and tragedy. Free. Discussion to follow. Cookies, popcorn and good coffee. See great films with friends old and new.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Conversations with Frank Bruni in Middlebury. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Wilson Hall, McCullogh Student Center, Middlebury College. Join New York Times columnist Frank Bruni for a wide-ranging conversation on topics including identity politics and its effect on campuses and communities, and the importance of free speech. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

“Adriana Lecouvreur” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on — for the first time at the Met — the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. Tickets $24 adults (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Jan. 12, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Lausanne Allen will call to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 15,

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles.

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

“Carmen” live in HD in Middlebury. Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José in the MET production. Tickets $24 (+$2 preservation fee)/$10 students (+1 preservation fee), available online at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

“What You Didn’t Know about Evangelicalism” in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Most Americans associate evangelicals with the hard-right precincts of the Republican Party. But as Dartmouth religion professor Randall Balmer explains, evangelicalism in America has a much longer and more complex history, including a distinguished pedigree of working for progressive reforms. What happened? Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring David Kaynor calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

LC Jazz Winter Thaw concert in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 2120 Main St. Free community concert with this group of more than 20 musicians who have been playing together for more than 26 years, raising and donating thousands of dollars to area students to pursue their musical education. Taking donations at the door. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 6:30pm.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

“Young Picasso” onscreen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. What made Picasso in the first place? The film takes a look at Picasso’s early years — the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Tickets $13 adults/$8 student (includes $1 preservation fee) available at townhalltheater.org or the THT Box Office at 802-382-9222, Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Book talk in Brandon. Tuesday, Feb 19, 7 p.m., Brandon Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Meet and discuss “Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian.

 

Saturday, March 2.

Carnevale Vergennes in Vergennes. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House, 120 Main St. The sixth year of this evening of outrageous fun featuring costumed guests (based on a theme), games of chance and skill, lite bites, and dancing, dancing, dancing. Proceeds go toward the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, Vergennes Partnership and the Vergennes Opera House. Doors and cash bar provided by Bar Antidote open at 7:30pm.

 

Wednesday, March 6

“Where’s Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales?” in Middlebury. Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Dartmouth professor Peter Travis discusses the subtle irony with which Chaucer depicts his pilgrims, leaving us to judge them for ourselves. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, March 9

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, March 9, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Fern Bradley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, April 3

“Slow Democracy and the Power of Neighborliness” in Middlebury. Wednesday, April 3, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Author and advocate Susan Clark explains the Slow Democracy movement in which ordinary people mobilize to find local solutions to local problems. In the process some find they can bridge the “us-them” divide so prevalent in our national politics. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

Saturday, April 13

Contradance in Cornwall. Saturday, April 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall, Route 30. Featuring Dana Dwinell-Yardley calling to live banjo and fiddle music by Red Dog Riley. $5-10/person (sliding scale). All are welcome. No experience or partner necessary. Questions? 802-462-3722.

 

Wednesday, May 1

“Natural Icons and National Identity: Frederic Church’s Landscapes” in Middlebury. Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Frederic Church painted landscapes of distinctive American features, including Natural Bridge in Virginia and Niagara Falls in New York. Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, explores how and why we used these American landscapes to distinguish the scale and scope of our cultural ambitions. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners Acoustic. Friday, Sept. 21, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Joel Cage in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Red Clover Jazz Trio in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., The Residence at Otter Creek.

Mark Sikora in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Mellow Yellow performs in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater

Voice of the Violin: Beginnings and Now” in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts

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

Chanticleer in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Mead Chapel.

The Dick Forman Jazz Group in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

John Funkhouser & Friends in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Robin Gottfried Band in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte.

Jamaican Hymn Sing in Shoreham, Sunday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Shoreham Congregational Church.

Jerusalem Quartet in Middlebury. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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

Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Eli West and Ben Winship in Ripton. Saturday Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

Sarah King in Middlebury. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Vermont Blues Jam in Vergennes. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Twangtown Paramours in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Soulstice in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Notte

Dana Lyn and Kyle Sanna in Vergennes. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Northern Daughters Gallery.

Blues Jam in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

Mark SIkora in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m., Notte.

Moody Amiri in Middlebury. Friday, Oct.19, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Monica Rizzio in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Mark LaVoie, harmonica in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Kittel & Co. in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Chelsea Berry in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Dana & Susan Robinson perform in Ripton. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Ripton Community Coffee House

Anne Janson, Flute; Annemieke McLane, Piano in Middlebury. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Gareth Cordery, Piano in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

The Rough and Tumble in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Middlebury College Orchestra performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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

Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Maiden Vermont holiday concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

The Howard Gospel Choir  in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 and 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater.

Piano Recital by Students of Diana Fanning in Middlebury. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Vermont Collegiate Choral Consortium: “Misa Luba” in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Middlebury College Community Chorus performs in Middlebury. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Caroline Cotter in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Music.

Jupiter Quartet in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Blues Jam in Middlebury. Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

Broadway Direct in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

Blues Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Sister Wicked.

Blues Jam in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Rough Cut.

LC Jazz in Vergennes. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House.

 

 

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

“King Pede” card parties. Ferrisburgh. Saturdays July 7 & 21, 6:30 p.m. Ferrisburgh Town Hall.

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].

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.

QuickBooks pop-up tutorial. Second Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Addison County Economic Development Corporation, Second Floor Conference Room, Suite 8, 1590 Route 7 South.

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 Traumatic Brain Injury meeting in Bristol. Third Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m., Howden Hall, West St. More info contact Larry Buck at 802-349-7392

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 in Brandon. 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.

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.

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 for Beginners. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 15, 9-9:50 a.m. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Intermediate. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-10:50 a.m., Sept 10-Dec 3, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention for Advanced. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, Sept 12-Dec 15, St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

Tai Chi Sun Style 73 – Long Form. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon. St Peter’s Parish Hall, Vergennes.

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. 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. 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: “What I saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.”

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 “Barn Quilt Trail” at the Guild and other downtown locations. Ashley Wolff “Reinventing the View,” Aug. 31-Nov. 3. 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.

Chimney Point Vermont State Historic Site. 7305 Vermont Route 125, Addison. 759-2412. Open May 28-Oct. 10. On exhibit: “Crossing Paths,” “Point of Contact” and “A Brush With Nature: The Art of Lillian Kennedy.”

Compass Music and Arts Center. 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. cmacvt.org. On exhibit: “Tecari Shuman: Paintings,” Aug. 31-Sept. 29

Creative Space Gallery and Sean Dye Studio. 214 Main St., Vergennes. 877-3850 or creativespacegallery.org. Annual Fall Show Sept. 1-Oct. 28.

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: “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: “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: “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;” “Maritime Glass;” and “Diatoms: Living Glass.”

Lawrence Memorial Library. 40 North St., Bristol. 453-2366.

Lincoln Historical Society Museum. 88 Quaker St. Second and fourth Sunday of every month, noon-4 p.m., June through October. Free.

Lincoln Library. 222 W. River Road, Lincoln, 453-2665. Monday, 2-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lincoln Peak Vineyard. 142 River Road, New Haven, 388-7368, lincolnpeakvineyard.com.

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

The M Gallery. 3 Mill St., Middlebury.

Middlebury College Davis Family Library. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. On Exhibit: “In the Footprints of the First German Printers: 1450-1500,” June 13-Sept. 30

Middlebury College Johnson Memorial Building. On exhibit: “Silkscreen Prints,” Nov. 29-Dec. 6. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts.

Middlebury College Museum of Art. 72 Porter Field/Route 30 South. On exhibit: “Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam through Time and Place,” Sept. 14-Dec. 2. 443-3168 or middlebury.edu/arts. Museum is closed Mondays.

Mount Independence State Historic Site. 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell. May 26-Oct. 14, Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 948-2000 or historicsites.vermont.gov/MountIndependence. On exhibit: “Building Independence on Lake Champlain” and “The Faces of Mount Independence;”

Northern Daughters Gallery. 221 Main St., Vergennes. Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 877-2173. On Exhibit: “A Crossing Place — New Work from Anna Dibble,” Aug. 2-Sept. 30; “Moving Still: Still life by Pam Smith,” Oct. 4-Nov. 30.

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. On Exhibit: “Still Life: Elevating the Mundane,” Sept. 5-29. Info: 388-4500 or vtphotoworkplace.com.

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

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

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

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

Stone Leaf Tea House. Marble Works, Middlebury.

The Storm Café. 3 Mill St., Middlebury. On exhibit: Cristine Kossow: Pastels. June 19-Aug. 19.

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: Don Perdue, sculpture and Justin Perdue, mixed media, Oct. 5-Nov. 11.

Vermont Folklife Center. 88 Main St., Middlebury. On exhibit: “Growing Food, Growing Farmers. A Vermont Folklife Center Vision & Voice Exhibition,” Sept. 7- Dec. 30. Gallery and shop hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission by donation. 388-4964.

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. Story hour Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Critical MFA workshop with Jay Dubberly, 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6-8 p.m., Group-led prompt and discussion writing workshop, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.; Weekly Bridge Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; First Friday free movies, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Bixby Singers & Musicians, 1st Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 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-Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Youth Media Lab, Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., grades 4-6;. Library Explorers, Wednesdays 3:30 starting Oct. 24.; Maker Mondays, Mondays at 3:30 p.m., starts Oct. 22, runs for four weeks. 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., Story time for children and families, Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 13. 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. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Lap-Sit Storytime and Playgroup: Fridays 11 a.m.-noon, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Dec. 7. Drop in crafts, Saturdays. 9 a.m.-noon.

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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