Ferrisburgh news for Jun 6

Ferrisburgh Town selectboard meeting. June 4 and 18, 6:30 p.m.
5th and 6th Grade Cabaret Night. June 6, FCS.
Hungrytown Concert. June 6, 6 p.m., Bixby.
Walden End of Year Celebration. June 6, 6 p.m., at Willowell.
First Friday Movie “They Shall Not Grow Old.” June 7, 6 p.m., Bixby.
Art Meets History Contemporary Art Program. June 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Rokeby.
Ferrisburgh Grange King Pede card parties. June 8 and 22, 6:30 p.m.
VUHS Senior awards ceremony. June 12, 6 p.m., Vergennes Union High School.
FCS Step Up ceremony, June 12, 6 p.m., FCS.
8th Grade Step Up. June 14, 1 p.m., Vergennes Union Middle School.
VUHS Graduation ceremony. June 14, 6 p.m., Vergennes Union High School.
Abenaki Heritage Weekend. June 22-23, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.
FERRISBURGH — We congratulate all our area students and teachers on another successful academic year and wish them well for the summer or for their plans after graduation. We can keep up to date with all the end of the school year activities and celebrations on the schools’ websites.
Come enjoy a free summer concert in the Bixby Library Community Room on June 6 from 6-7 p.m. when the folk duo, Hungrytown performs. Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis, then move to standing room. After more than fifteen years of worldwide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson — otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown — have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. In conjunction with the Vergennes Congregational Church Food Shelf, attendees are asked to bring an item to donate. The food shelf specifically needs toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, tampons, pads, diapers, baby wipes, tissues, etc. More information is available at bixbylibrary.org/event/hungrytown/.
The Ferrisburgh Grange “King Pede” card parties are scheduled for the Saturdays of June 8 and 22. The community is invited to enjoy 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.
What happens when artists mingle with history? What roles can museums play in an artist’s practice? How can engagement with history help an artist speak to the present? How can an artist’s practice be developed by engaging place with research and exploration? These are the questions we will explore at the Art Meets History Symposium, a daylong meeting of artists and art professionals at Rokeby Museum. The symposium is open to all artists regardless of levels and styles, from en plein air painters and photographers to those engaged in a social or conceptual practice. We also welcome art professionals and members of the public to join the discussion. The Symposium will introduce the Rokeby Artist Lab and other programs taking place this year. The event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit For rokeby.org for more information.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is now open for the 2019 Season with an impressive array of camps, workshops, and camps. Visit their website to learn what events and workshops are being offered, such as community rowing, a blacksmith “hammer-in,” and bladesmithing. The museum is also offering fishing, boating and rowing camps. In addition, the full museum campus and exhibit buildings will be open to the public.
Mark your calendar for Abenaki Heritage Weekend on June 22 and 23, hosted  by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. Visitors will be presented with an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley and farther abroad in the traditional homelands. Members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk, the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, and the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association have coordinated with Museum staff to plan and present the event, with the advice and support of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. More information is available at lcmm.org. 
Bixby Library is ready for the summer with a wide variety of programs for children, youth and adults. Visit their website and Facebook for information on writing workshops, First Friday Movies, and children’s’ story hours. The Library also has passes for free and reduced costs for admission to many Vermont museums and state parks — another great offering for the summertime. More information can be found at bixbylibrary.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 [email protected]. 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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