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Ferrisburgh news for Mar. 4

FERRISBURGH — Bixby Library continues to offer a host of services during the pandemic, such as digital printing, free Wifi, and curbside pick up. Also, their tech-savvy volunteer Dave Sullivan is available for computer technical assistance over the phone or via video. Email Dave with your questions at [email protected].
The Bixby Book Club meets virtually on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. The Club reads a variety of books, spanning the genres of contemporary, literary, and historical fiction, as well as non-fiction. Books can be reserved by emailing Ashley at [email protected].
The registration link is at bixbylibrary.org. “Glory Over Everything” by Kathleen Grissom will be discussed on March 8. Grisoom also wrote another favorite, “The Kitchen House.” “Glory Over Everything” tells the compelling story of a man’s dangerous mission through the Underground Railroad.
The Bixby presents a virtual session with Vermont’s master gardener Charlie Nardozzi to learn about the no-dig method of gardening and his new book “The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening.” Charlie will cover the basics of raised beds, soil, and vegetable gardening in general, as well as more tips and information about no-dig gardening. You will learn why no-dig is beneficial to the soil and the gardener, layering organic materials to build the bed, and maintenance ideas to reduce your work and make for healthier soil and plants. The event will be held on Thursday, March 18, from 6-8 p.m. Registration information is on the Bixby website.
Rokeby Museum is offering a variety of virtual events and learning sessions this winter. Visitors are encouraged to do a virtual tour of the exhibit, Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont, which details the stories of Simon and Jesse, two fugitives from slavery who found shelter at Rokeby in the 1830s. Also, you can experience an in-person visit of Rokeby’s grounds and outbuildings and explore the Museum’s extensive hiking trails.
On Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., join the virtual discussion of Rokeby’s beloved writer and illustrator, Rowland Evans Robinson. Dean Leary, a long-time reader of Robinson’s work, will share his knowledge about Robinson’s writings on nature, history, and fiction (participants must register in advance for this event.) Additionally, on Tuesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., join the virtual event featuring a discussion of “Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community” by Brenda J. Child. Information on all these events is available at rokeby.org.
The Ferrisburgh Skating Rink is still open for skating. However, over the next couple of weeks the weather will bounce above and below freezing as we head into spring. Please stay off the ice if it is soft to preserve the surface for when the weather is colder. The season is winding down but let’s make the most out of it! As always, the most up-to-date information is at Facebook.com/FerrisburghSkatingRink or email to [email protected].
Great news for parents of young children who live in Ferrisburgh. There are plans to offer expanded childcare programming in the next year by building a full-day care model for children in the Pre-Kindergarten program at Ferrisburgh Central School. This is something our school leaders have learned as an urgent need from last year’s community engagement events. ANWSD would like to hear more from families about childcare and early education needs and have developed a survey to gather input. Parents and guardians of young children are encouraged to complete the survey at the following link and feel free to pass this information along to your friends and family: tinyurl.com/bub8yv8v. Please also plan to join a community forum on this topic on Thursday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call ANWSD at 802-877-3332.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is now offering registration for their summer teen expeditions and camps. These overnight expeditions on the Lake Champlain are a well-known favorite for generations of our area’s youth. Over the course of one to two weeks, teens will navigate throughout the lake by kayak, oar, or sail with a team of peers and trip leaders. The group will travel on water by day and camp outside each night. The expeditions combine exercise, teamwork, overnight camping and wilderness skills, ecology, and history — creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And new for 2021, all expeditions and camps will be pay-what-you-can for all families. No matter what campers can pay, all are welcome to adventure this summer. Check out the full line up of expeditions and camps and register today: lcmm.org/camps.

 

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