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Ferrisburgh news for Mar. 7

Sunday, March 10: Land of Milk and Honey: Beekeeping, Ferrisburgh Historical Society, Town Hall, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12: VUHS Boosters Club Meeting, VUHS library, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13: Personalized-Learning Parent Information, VUHS, 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 14: Middle School Instrumental & Vocal Concert, VUHS, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 14: Community Dialogue — Vaping, VUHS, 5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15: “Taste of Ferrisburgh — Maple,” FCS Cafeteria, 5:30-7 p.m.  
Saturday, March 16: Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card party, Town Hall,  6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19: Ferrisburgh Town Selectboard meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19: High School Instrumental & Vocal Concert, VUHS, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 23: FCS Theater “Little Red Robin Hood,” VUHS, 7 p.m.
Monday, April 1: PTO Meeting, FCS, 6:15 p.m. 
FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh Historical Society presents Bill Mares, a Vermont beekeeper for 45 years, on Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m., at the Ferrisburgh Town Offices and Community Center. Mares will talk of the origins and evolution of beekeeping and how this type of farming is practiced in Vermont. Mares, along with Ross Conrad, recently wrote the book, “The Land of Milk and Honey; a History of Beekeeping in Vermont.”
Beekeeping goes back 10,000 years, but bees have been much in the news lately as a multi-pronged scourge has devastated many of the nation’s 2.5 million colonies. Meanwhile, the hobby and business of beekeeping has grown exponentially in Vermont and nationally. For more information, contact Silas Towler at 425-3380.
The latest Ferrisburgh Grange “King Pede” card parties are scheduled for the Saturdays of March 16 and 30. All are invited to participate in these get-togethers at the Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a sandwich supper and then on to the games. King Pede is a unique game that involves “trick-taking” techniques such as in Hearts and Spades or Pitch. This is a game of fun and skill so come prepared to use your strategic thinking.
Vergennes Union High School is holding a series of parent information sessions on the new initiative of Personalized-Learning. The next dates are Wednesday, March 13, and Tuesday, April 16, from 6-7:00 p.m., in the VUHS Library. Parents will be able to learn about Personalized-Learning, how it is being implemented, and how it is designed to improve the students’ educational experience. For example, there is planning being done between the VUHS faculty and the staff at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to support student led learning on topics such as the microscopy of the lake water, metalworking, and ship wreck artifacts. For more information visit tinyurl.com/plp-ANWSD.
Vergennes for Responsible Educated Decisions (VRED) Community Dialogue Night: Come for a free spaghetti dinner at the VRED’s community dialogue night. The VRED students have been researching a presentation about vaping and e-cigarettes — a major health issue for our youth. Parents and the public are welcome join the group for dinner and information sharing. The event will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the VUHS cafeteria. All are invited. RSVP to Lori Stith at lstith@anwsd.org or 802-877-2567 by March 7 and indicate how many people will attend.
It is not too early to make plans for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum summer camps and ensure your child will have lots of fun while learning about the Lake and its history. Camps include the Discovery Kayak Program — a co-educational five week summer program where participants build their own 17-foot sea kayak and then embark on a ten day paddling adventure exploring Lake Champlain from Whitehall, N.Y., to Burlington, Vt.
Expedition Champlain is a Rowing/Wilderness Voyage of Discovery enabling youth to explore Lake Champlain for eight days, while rowing six-oar 32-foot rowing boats.  Wind, Oar, Explore — A Rowing/Sailing Wilderness Voyage of Discovery enables youth to travel the lake for eight days, in traditional 29-foot rowing/sailing whaleboats. Both of these rowing/sailing camps will start at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and venture north towards Canada, camping and exploring along the way. Participants row/sail as a team, learn maritime and wilderness camping skills and experience first-hand the cultural and natural world that makes Lake Champlain so unique. Visit the Museum website for information on dates, fees and available scholarships. Contact Nick Patch at LCMM: 475-2022 x 113 or nickp@lcmm.org for more information.
Need help with your Taxes? Call the Bixby Library to make an appointment to meet with a tax specialist. Meetings will occur in the Otter Creek Room, accessible from the parking lot behind the Bixby through the ADA entrance. Tax help will be available at the Bixby every Thursday from Feb. 14 through April 11. Additionally, appointments will be held on Feb. 26, March 19, and April 9. Call 802-388-7044 to find out about availability and to reserve your time now (no walk-ins are able to be accepted.)
The Ferrisburgh Central School’s Children’s Theater presents “Little Red Robin Hood” on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m., in a hilarious, goofy, action-packed and family-friendly show. The play, authored by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services. This “fractured fairy tale” offers a hilarious detour through Robin Hood’s Nottingham and Sherwood Forest. A smart and clever Little Red Robin Hood must deal with the Big Bad Sheriff of the Naughty Hams (the Three Little Pigs, that is), who do the bidding of Prince John, the vain Emperor who is eager to try on his magic new suit being woven by Cinderella’s deceitful stepsisters.
With Humpty Dumpty, Black Sheep, Rose Red, and Simple Simon acting as her Merry Men, Little Red Robin Hood must save all the village grannies of Sherwood Forest, including her own, an old woman who lives in a shoe, Mother Hubbard, and Mother Goose herself. Along the way, she also wins the heart of the Pied Piper — aka Marion — who’s a touring celebrity musician.
The Ferrisburgh Children’s Theater (FCT) gives young students a chance to experience the sense of self-confidence and joy that comes from working with a group of peers to put together a full-scale theatrical production. Each student is supported in developing their own unique talent, as well as giving that student a chance to shine. There are no auditions and any student who wants to participate is able to be a part of the production. Come and enjoy this fun and worthy production and support our youth.
The “Taste of Ferrisburgh — Maple” is being held on Friday, March 15, from 5:30-7 p.m., at the Ferrisburgh Central School cafeteria. This will be a fun cooking competition where students and their parents make a maple themed dish to “sell” at the event. Come and enjoy the fun during Vermont’s own Sugar Season. For more information, contact Sara Driscoll at sdriscoll@anwsd.org.
NOTE: We are always interested in including a variety of Ferrisburgh-related news in this column, so if you have news that would be of interest, contact Sally Kerschner at smwkersch@comcast.net. You are able to access these columns and other information about Ferrisburgh news and events by viewing the Ferrisburgh Town Website at ferrisburghvt.org.

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