Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 18

BALD EAGLES HAVE made quite a recovery here in Addison County. Learn more about it Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 7-8 p.m., when Conservation Biologist Margaret Fowle will talk about bald eagle natural history, their population decline and their successful recovery in Vermont and the region.
Photo by Jonathan Blake

Bixby on-the-road storytime in Ferrisburgh. Friday, Aug. 18, 10:30-11 a.m., Ferrisburgh Town Beach, Kingsland Bay. Join the group for stories, songs, and a take-home activity. This program is designed for preschool-aged children and their caregivers. Kids of all ages are welcome.

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug 18, 2 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Town Hall Theater’s Young Company perfroms this touching and humorous play with live music composed by Rock-It-Science camp alums and an ensemble of young actors aged 13-22. Tickets $15 adults/$5 children under 12, available at townhalltheater.org or by calling 802. 382.9222 weekdays noon to 5 p.m.

Hack the painting in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 18, 4-6 p.m., Bixby Library, 258 Main St. Bixby will provide a premade painting and various art supplies. Cut apart magazines, draw your own spaceship, get creative and make the painting your own. You do not need to stay for the full 2 hours, just come and work on your painting as long as you like.For grades 9 and up. Registration required, please call 802-877-2211 or email laksamee.putnam@bixbylibrary.org.

Old Monkton Town Hall brainstorming and pizza party in Monkton. Thursday, Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m., 1859 Old Town Hall, Ridge Rd. The Monkton Museum and Historical Society and selectboard chair Stephen Pilcher host this party for preserving the 1859 Old Town Hall. Participants will share progress with grant applications and awards, as well as their vision of having a museum housed in the space. More info at monktonmhs@gmail.com.

Bread and Puppet’s “Our Domestic Resurrection Circus” in Hancock. Thursday, Aug. 18; gates 5 p.m., show 6-7 p.m., Middlebury College Snow Bowl, 6886 Route 125. The show features a mountainous backdrop and the iconic Bread + Puppet hand-painted bus. All ticket proceeds benefit Bread and Puppet Theater and Town Hall Theater. Tickets $20, available for purchase at townhalltheater.org. If you need assistance with the price of the ticket, contact tickets@townhalltheater.org.

“Revision: Taking the Next Steps” workshop in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., under the tent, Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. Karina Jutzi leads this workshop as part of Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: A New Play Festival. Good re-writing is the key to good writing. This workshop will look at a fewdifferent scripts and how they have changed through the editing process, and provide tips and tricks for tackling your own work. Limit 20 participants. Tickets $20 per workshop or $50 for all three., available at www.middleburyactors.org.

Parenting workshop for moms in Vergennes. Thursday Aug. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. This free workshop is all about empowering you as a mom. Learn the reasons your kids don’t behave the way you’d like them to, three keys to unlocking their cooperation, how to create the conditions for your kids to actually want to cooperate, and how to show up with more curiosity, compassion, and creativity. More info at bixbylibrary.org/event/parentingworkshopkrista.

Movies in the Park After Dark in Bristol. Thursday, Aug. 18, dusk, town green. “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” Free and open to the public.

 

Friday, August 19

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 3 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. George Matthew Jr. will perform the final concert of the summer in conjunction with the Language Schools Commencement. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Starksboro. Friday, Aug. 19, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Macaroni and cheese with Canadian bacon, beets, broccoli florets, roll, craisin and date cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, Aug. 14, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Night at the Museum with DaddyLongLegs in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 4-7 p.m. Sheldon Museum, One park St. The Sheldon will be open free to the public from 4-7 p.m. with music by DaddyLongLegs in the Museum Garden beginning at 5 p.m. DaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three well known Vermont musicians — Rick Ceballos, David Gusakov and Matt Witten — whose talents merge to form a dynamic and highly original traditional folk trio.

“The Playwright’s Workout” workshop in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 4-6 p.m., under the tent, Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. As part of Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: A New Play Festival, Eugenie Carabatsos leads this generative playwriting workshop. A series of short writing exercises designed to aid all stages of the writing process. Limit 20 participants. Tickets $20 per workshop or $50 for all three. available at www.middleburyactors.org.

Art opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, from 5-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchant’s Row. A reception for “Land & Tide: Scenes from New England” displays Photographs by Jim Westphalen. Part of Edgewater’s Plein Air 2022.

Art opening reception in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, 1 Mill St. A reception for “About Town,” featuring Betsy Silverman and Rachel Wilcox, More info at edgewatergallery.com, 802-458-0098 or info@edgewatergallery-vt.com. Part of Edgewater’s Plein Air 2022.

Fish Fry in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Tickets $1. All proceeds benefit Veterans’ programs.

Mal Maiz in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Costa Rican multi-instrumentalist Maiz “Brujo” Vargas Sandoval and his Afro-Latino Orchestra are a festive band, blending traditional cumbia, montuno, son corrido, puya, and afro-Caribbean sounds — all while sharing heritage and culture. Bring your moves to this World + Wine series finale, sure to become an explosive dance party. Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door/kids 12 and under free, available www.townhalltheater.org, by calling 803 382-9222, or at the door.

Beecharmer performs in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

“Griswold” staged reading in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m., Swift House Inn, 256 Stewart Ln. Part of Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: A New Play Festival, “Griswold,” by Angela J. Davis is inspired by the forgotten history behind the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that established a right to sexual privacy. Fusing magic realism, docudrama and comedic truth, “Griswold” mines the spirit and drive of the overlooked 65-year-old woman whose actions set the Griswold case in motion. Outdoors under the tent.

Zachariah Burrows, piano, in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Music by Schubert, Beethoven, Gershwin, and the Beatles. Part of Salisbury’s 42nd Summer Performance Series. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

 

Saturday, Aug. 20

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Plein Air paint out in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 20, locations around town. Keep an eye out for artists working outside as part of Edgewater Gallery’s Plein Air weekend. A cocktail reception and wet paint sale on the upper deck at Edgewater at the Falls, will wrap up the weekend.

Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Gathering in Benson. Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Camp Sunrise, 2050 Sunset Lake Rd. Abenaki vendors, drumming, singing, and dancing in the circle as well as activities such as storytelling and games. Note that camping is available at this venue. Food will be provided, with monetary donations requested at the event. To reserve a camping spot, please contact MissLucyN@gmail.com. Please note that this is always an alcohol and drug-free event. The event will be held rain or shine due to the availability of an indoor facility. More info at abenakitribe.org/heritage-gathering.

“Blast from the Past: Historic Engines” in Addison. Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Members of the Vermont Gas and Steam Engine Association will be on the grounds to showcase a variety of historic engines and demonstrate how they worked and what they were used for. Stop by and ask your questions.

“Playwriting and Social Justice” workshop in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, under the tent, Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. What does it mean to write a socially conscious play? How do you begin? What can help you along the way? Through a combination of group discussion and writing exercises, Gina Stevensen explores the practical tools for creating meaningful new work at the intersection of theater and social change. Part of Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: A New Play Festival. Limit 20 participants. Tickets $20 per workshop or $50 for all three., available at www.middleburyactors.org.

“Natchetochez” staged reading in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., Swift House Inn, 256 Stewart Ln. Part of Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: A New Play Festival. In “Natchetochez,” by Seth McNeill, the Turpin family discusses the day’s mass shooting in nearby Natchetochez, a small town in the Deep South. After it becomes clear that one of their own might be caught up in the momentous events in town, the family is confronted with questions of how well they know themselves and each other, what it means to be “one of us” and how to handle history that they’d prefer to be myth.

Classical Music Encounters concert in Bristol. Saturday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m., Lawrence memorial Library, 40 North St. Join us for a one hour summer concert under the library tent and enjoy violinist and cellist Nathan and Henry Wu when they introduce audiences of all ages to classical music. No registration required. For more information contact: childrens@lawrencelibraryvt.org.

Take-out chicken barbeque in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m., Fire Station, Route 7. The chicken is ready for munching at 4:30 p.m. and the fun keeps going until the food runs out. Jerry’s barbeque sauce (the recipe is a well-guarded secret) is world famous and not to be missed. $14 meal includes half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, toll and cookie. Funds raised support Ferrisburgh Fire Department.

King Pede card party in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7. Sandwich supper at 6:30 p.m. then on to an evening of fun and card games. King Pede is an unusual 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.

“American Deal” staged reading in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Swift House Inn, 256 Stewart Ln. Part of Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: A New Play Festival. “American Deal,” by Donna Hoke focuses on Clive Jenkins, a man who, 16 years ago, gunned down a stranger and still can’t say why. Now, he’s got a chance at parole, and a six-figure book deal that might help him get it — if he can prove he’s a changed man. This play asks: what do we owe those we purport to rehabilitate and what do we owe their victims?

 

Sunday, Aug. 21

Town-wide yard sale in Bridport. Sunday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Plein Air Paint Out in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., locations around town. Artists will be painting en plein air throughout Middlebury, followed by a ticketed cocktail reception and Wet Paint Sale from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St. Meet the artists, enjoy cocktails, light refreshment, and live music. View the completed paintings and purchase paintings “off the easel.” Tickets $30, available at edgewatergallery.com, by calling 802-989-7419 or email info@edgewatergallery-vt.com.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Come play your fiddle or just enjoy the music. Picnic with baked haddock, mac ‘n’ cheese, potato salad, corn, garlic bread and apple crisp begins at 1 p.m. Music by The Legend. Tickets $15 non-members/free members. Sign up by Aug. 10, Contact Larry Danyow at 802-771-7122 or larrydanyow@icloud.com.

Sikora! in Cornwall. Sunday, Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd. West Cornwall Backyard Concert Series continues. Plan on enjoying a picnic during the show then stick around for a fantastic sunset. WCBCS offers a family friendly atmosphere and a fantastic lawn for picnicking. Weather permitting, with rain dates worked into schedule. No admission fee, but we do appreciate any and all donations.

 

 

Monday, Aug. 22

Lake Champlain Challenge Race in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 22, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor Rd. Everyone’s favorite annual summer race on Lake Champlain. All human-powered vessels are invited to try to set the new fastest time in the three-mile triangular course. Compete by boat type, including rowing gigs, individual rowers, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and more. More info at www.lcmm.org/event/challenge-race.

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., American Legion, Airport Dr. Drive in, loop around, and stay in your car. Turkey burger meatloaf with gravy, rice pila with lentils, Brussells sprouts, roll, fresh fruit salad and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, Aug. 18, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Age Well in-person meal in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m., Rosie’s Restaurant, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11 a.m., meal served at 11:30 a.m. of roast pork dinner, and Chef’s choice of dessert. . Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, Aug. 18, 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 or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

Pie and ice cream social in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Vergennes City Park.  Delicious homemade pies topped with vanilla ice cream will be served with a cold beverage. The Vergennes City Band will provide entertainment. Cost is $6. Proceeds will benefit the Champlain Valley Christian School. Call Laura at 802-759-2996 for more information.

City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Age Well in-person meal in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 South Water St. Doors open at 10 a.m., meal served at 11:45 a.m. of BBQ meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, orange and milk. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, Aug. 18, 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 or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Monkton. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m., Monkton Town Hall, 280 Monkton Ridge. Drive up, check-in, pick-up. Turkey burger meatloaf with gravy, rice pila with lentils, Brussells sprouts, roll, fresh fruit salad and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, Aug. 21, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Shoreham. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Halfway House, Route 22A. Pick up at back door, meals will be brought out. Chicken and biscuit, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, roll, and dessert. Call the restaurant to reserve at least 24-hours in advance at 802-897-5160. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Exhibit reception in Middlebury. Friday, June 24, 5-7 p.m., Sheldon Museum, One Park Street. Come celebrate the Sheldon Museum’s summer exhibits: Addison County Collects & Addison County Kids Collect; Archiving History: Stewart-Swift Research Center at 50; The Elephant in the Archives; and Sculptures of Perseverance: Ukraine-Inspired Carvings by Chuck Herrmann. Free and open to the public with music by Back Porch Jazz.  More info at www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org or 802-388-2117.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Town Green. The Bristol Band, which has been making music since 1870, will play in the gazebo every Wednesday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Bald eagles talk in Salisbury. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7-8 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church. Conservation biologist Margaret Fowle will talk about bald eagle natural history, their population decline and their successful recovery in Vermont and the region.

Emma Cook and Questionable Company in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. A unique mix of folk and funk. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. Free.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival opening night in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. A special opening night screening with after party under the tent the Swift House Inn. Separate ticket, $60, required.

 

Thursday, Aug. 25

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 25, locations around town. Five days of screenings, more than 120 films on six screens, panels, parties and special guests. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has a sole focus — to showcase the feature films and short films of talented first- and second-time filmmakers from around the world. This year promises a diverse array of features and shorts across all genres, as selected by MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven, with screenings at Town Hall Theater, the Marquis Theatre, Dana Auditorium and Twilight Hall, and the Swift House Inn. Opening Night $60/Festival Pass $100/day pass $45, plus fees, available at middfilmfest.org. Individual tickets at the door if available.

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m., St Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Turkey burger meatloaf with gravy, rice pila with lentils, Brussells sprouts, roll, fresh fruit salad and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, Aug. 21, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Snake Mountain Plant Walk in Addison. Thursday, Aug. 25, 5-7 p.m., Snake Mountain West Trail, Mountain Rd. Join Aaron Marcus for a walk in the Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area habitat to learn about and identify the local flora of the area — a diversity of interesting plants; ginseng, bloodroot, and a variety of ferns are just a few of a long list of plants you may see. Capacity 15. Come prepared to walk for about two hours through potentially muddy terrain with exposure to ticks.

“Up, up and away: The story of moving the New Haven train depot” in Vergennes. Thursday, Aug. 25, 6-7 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Local historian Bernard Noble will present on the history of New Haven train depot and go into detail on the process of moving the historic building. More info at bixbylibrary.org/event/newhaventrain.

Point Counterpoint Music Camp Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Thursday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Music by Bach, Vivaldi, Bacewicz, Diabate, Dvorak, and Kramer (world premiere). Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

 

Friday, Aug. 26

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 26, locations around town. See Aug. 25 listing.

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Starksboro. Friday, Aug. 26, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Turkey burger meatloaf with gravy, rice pilaf with lentils, Brussells sprouts, roll, fresh fruit salad and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, Aug. 21, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Patti Casey & Colin McCaffrey and pizza in Goshen. Friday, Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey are two of Vermont’s most beloved musical treasures, having created individually and together an artistic landscape as ruggedly beautiful as the Green Mountains of Vermont, where they both grew up. Tickets: $35, includes pizza. Kids 5 and under are free. Bring a picnic blanket. Reservations for each pizza night will open the Monday prior to the event. BYOB.

Mellow Yellow in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Mellow Yellow pays tribute to the 60’s and 70’s with truly authentic renditions of some of the genre’s greatest songs. While other tribute bands just play the music, Mellow Yellow goes the extra mile to capture all the hey-man-peace-and-love-grooviness of the songs that helped define a decade. Tickets $5/kids 15 and under free. Food from Creed’s Food Truck available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m.

 

Saturday, Aug. 27

Green Mountain Club hike in Salisbury. Saturday, Aug. 27, Silver Lake Loop Trail. Moderate hike of 5 miles up and around Silver Lake. Hiking poles and sturdy shoes are recommended, as parts of the loop have very uneven footing. Hike will start in the morning and have a break near the end to eat lunch by the lake. Bring water, lunch/snack and layers. Limited to 9 participants and 1 leader. Contact Liana Merrill for more information and/or to register at merrill.liana@gmail.com. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Lake Champlain Challenge Race in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor Rd. Everyone’s favorite annual summer race on Lake Champlain. All human-powered vessels are invited to try to set the new fastest time in the three-mile triangular course. Compete by boat type, including rowing gigs, individual rowers, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and more. Race fee $25. More info and registration at lcmm.org/event/challenge-race.

Button Bay Girl Scout Day and registration in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 27, Button Bay State Park, Button Bay Rd. All girls entering grades K–5 and their parents/guardians are invited to enjoy a day at the site of the 1962 Girl Scout Senior Roundup to make new friends, participate in Vermont outdoor activities, and have a uniquely Girl Scout experience. Adults are welcome to participate in designated activities (opening/closing ceremonies and Girl Scout informational meeting). Event is $5 per girl, which includes park admission, a snack and a patch. Register before Aug. 20 at forms.gle/5QtU6RLfXAtXPH8R6 or email Ursula Olender at GSGWM.SU244@gmail.com for more information.

American Red Cross blood donation in Bristol. Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bristol Federated Church, 37 North St. Make an appointment to help save lives. Platelet donors are especially needed now. All who donate through Aug. 31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. Donors in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. Schedule an appointment using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., City Park. Check out 60+ vendor booths in City Park, live music on the bandstand, pancake breakfast and bubble pit at the fire station, horse and wagon rides, Little City Road Race, Lions Club chicken BBQ, and merchant sales throughout downtown. Beer & wine garden as well as a street dance the night before featuring “The Hitmen” from 7 to 10 p.m.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 27, locations around town. See Aug. 25 listing.

The Lake Champlain Challenge Race in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. All human-powered vessels are invited to try to set the new fastest timeon this three-mile triangular course. Participants compete in race categories such as 6- and 4-person rowing gigs, individual rowers, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Entry fee $25. More info at lcmm.org.

Melissa Moorehouse in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park. Downtown Brandon Alliance brings you live solo performers every 2nd and 4th Saturdays through September.

Delta Sweet Duo performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411

 

Sunday, Aug. 28

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 28, locations around town. See Aug. 25 listing.

End-of summer fiesta in Middlebury. Sunday, Aug. 28, 5 p.m., Marble Works. Join Viva el Sabor collective for an evening of delicious food, live music and a cash bar. Help the collective raise funds to share culture, build community and promote economic justice for migrant communities throughout Vermont. More info at vivaelsabor2021@gmail.com or on Facebook.

 

Monday, Aug. 29

American Red Cross blood donation in Middlebury. Monday, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., American Legion, 49 Wilson Rd. Make an appointment to help save lives. Platelet donors are especially needed now. All who donate through Aug. 31 will be automatically entered for a chance to win gas for a year, a $6,000 value. Donors in August will also receive a $10 e-gift card to a merchant of choice. Schedule an appointment using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m., American Legion, Airport Dr. Drive in, loop around, and stay in your car. BBQ pork loin with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce, seasoned home fries, spinach, roll, iced apple cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, Aug. 25, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Storytelling at the Beach in Salisbury. Monday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m., Branbury State Park. Join us for a storytelling presentation at 1 p.m. and then free book giveaway. Each child will leave with two self-selected new books from a huge assortment of high-quality books.

City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., on the green.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Age Well in-person meal in Vergennes. Tuesday, Aug, 30, 10 a.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 S. Water St. Doors open at 10 a.m., meal served at 11:45 a.m. of sweet-n-sour chicken, vegetables, rice pilaf, capri vegetable blend, wheat bread, orange and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, Aug. 25, at 802-377-1419. $5 suggested donation. Please bring your own place setting. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Local bus provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Monkton. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m., Monkton Town Hall, 280 Monkton Ridge. Drive up, check-in, pick-up. BBQ pork loin with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce, seasoned home fries, spinach, roll, iced apple cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, Aug 28, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Caswell and Company in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Bluesman Tom Caswell and his band close out the free summer concert series. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. Free

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Town Green. The Bristol Band, which has been making music since 1870, will play in the gazebo every Wednesday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

 

Thursday, Sept. 1

Brett Hughes and Matt Flinner and pizza in Goshen. Thursday, Sept. 1, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Come hear these diverse and accomplished musicians and enjoy pizza too. Bring a picnic blanket. Tickets $35, includes pizza and inn-made lemonade or iced tea and live music. Kids 5 and under are free. Bring a picnic blanket. Reservations for each pizza night will open the Monday prior to the event. BYOB.

 

Friday, Sept. 2

Age Well grab-and-go meal in Starksboro. Friday, Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up BBQ pork loin with Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce, seasoned home fries, spinach, roll, iced apple cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Monday, Aug. 29, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride or pick-up and delivery may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Jaded Ravins and pizza in Goshen. Friday, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd.. A modern-day Johnny and June, Jaded Ravins perform in large and small venues from New England to Nashville. Whether they’re playing at home in backcountry bars, or in big city clubs, Jaded Ravins are always ready to pour their hearts out on stage. Bring a picnic blanket. Tickets $35, includes pizza and inn-made lemonade or iced tea and live music. Kids 5 and under are free. Bring a picnic blanket. Reservations for each pizza night will open the Monday prior to the event. BYOB.

 

Saturday, Sept. 3

Live music in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 3, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

Connla in Lincoln. Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall, 52 E River Rd. Ripton Community Coffee House returns after a summer break with the hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland. Connla has been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have helped them create a unique sound that appeals to both traditionalists and modern music fans. Tickets: $15 general admission/$20-$25 generous admission, or pay what you can. More info at www.rcch.org.

The Silverbacks in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, One Conant Sq. Another chance to dance the night away with the Silverbacks, a Blues and Classic Rock band that offers authentic Blues and vintage Rock and Roll tunes. The band offers a great selection of songs that are recognizable and thoroughly danceable. Tickets: $14 couples/ $8 adults/$7 students and seniors.

 

Sunday, Sept 4

Blues Without Borders in Cornwall. Sunday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd. The West Cornwall Backyard Concert Series’ final concert of the season. WCBCS offers a family friendly atmosphere and a fantastic lawn for picnicking. Weather permitting, with rain dates worked into schedule. No admission fee, but we do appreciate any and all donations.

 

Saturday, Sept. 10

17th Annual Kelly Brush Ride in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 10, start at Middlebury College Alumni Field. Route 30. Enjoy the beautiful Vermont countryside while empowering people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives. The Kelly Brush Ride powered by VBT is an iconic Vermont celebration in support of the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to lead active and engaged lives. Join a nationwide community helping make active lifestyles possible by riding 10, 20, 50 or 100 miles at Middlebury or remotely on a route of your choosing. More info at kbf.akaraisin.com/ui/2022KellyBrushRide.

Jim Shaw in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park. Downtown Brandon Alliance brings you live solo performers every 2nd and 4th Saturdays through September.

Live music in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

“The Flying Ace” silent film in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Brandon town Hall, 1 Conant Square. This film is a rare example of movies produced for black-only theaters in segregated parts of the nation and was added to the National Film Registry in 2021. Live music for each silent film program will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based performer and composer who specializes in scoring and presenting silent films. Admission is free; donations are welcome to help support ongoing Town Hall renovation efforts.

 

Thursday, Sept. 15

Patti Casey and pizza in Goshen. Thursday, Sept. 15, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Casey is a master of simple, pure vocal understatement, a one-in-a-million voice, nationally recognized as an award-winning songwriter, and musically at home in a beautiful array of traditional and contemporary genres.  Reservations for each pizza night will open the Monday prior to the event. BYOB.

 

Friday, Sept. 16

Bloodroot Gap and pizza in Goshen. Friday, Sept. 16, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd.  Bloodroot Gap has honed their sound at numerous club appearances, house concerts, and jam sessions, resulting in a seamless combination of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic and traditional American string music, steeped in the hills of Vermont. Tickets $35, includes pizza and inn-made lemonade or iced tea and live music. Kids 5 and under are free. Bring a picnic blanket. Reservations for each pizza night will open the Monday prior to the event. BYOB.

 

Saturday, Sept. 17

Seth Aemes performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

Moose Crossing in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. Moose Crossing plays youthful, energized takes on classic jazz tunes from Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and beyond. They also perform funkier jazz-infused takes on rock and pop tunes from the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, the Doors and more. Tickets $8 adults/$6 seniors and students.

 

Sunday, Sept. 18

Tour de Farms in Shoreham. Sunday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m., town green. Pedal through Shoreham and Orwell to visit farms and sample products. Riders will be welcomed at two to eight farms, visit with vendors at the Orwell Town Green, and enjoy Applefest at the finish, for a day full of tasting products from local farms. The tour features a 30-mile route, as well as shorter, family-friendly 10-mile and 12-mile routes for those who prefer a more relaxed adventure. Advance registration is now open

Friday, Sept. 23

Atlatl Workshop in Addison. Friday, Sept 23, 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. Call 802-759-2412. Fee, $70,  includes instruction and materials.

“Front Porch Follies” in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., American Flatbread Pavilion, Marble Works. Stray chicken sightings. Re-homing a pesky hedgehog. Seeking 200 pounds of rocks. Local theater-makers Gina Stevensen and Quinn Rol perform dramatic (and hysterical) readings of posts from their neighborhood’s Front Porch Forum, followed by sketch comedy, music, audience interaction, and more. Free. Limited Seating. More info and registration at townhalltheater.org.

Unruly Allies and pizza in Goshen. Friday, Sept. 23, 5-8 p.m.,  Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Reservations for each pizza night will open the Monday prior to the event. BYOB.

 

Friday, Sept. 23

Green Heron performs in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

 

Saturday, Sept. 24

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Town Green. The town green will come alive with 65+ crafters and vendors, demonstrations, and live musical entertainment on the bandstand throughout the day. More info at www.bristolharvestfest.com.

Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Addison. Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Participate in or watch this annual atlatl championship testing skills in accuracy and distance.The sport of using the atlatl to throw darts is based on the ancient hunting technique. Newcomers to experts welcome. Flint-knapping demonstrations and lessons throughout the day. Be prepared to practice social distancing and wearing facial masks if needed. Pre-registration mandatory at (802) 759-2412. Tickets $10 participants/visitors $5 adults and free for children under 15.

Patrick Fitzsimmons in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park. Downtown Brandon Alliance brings you live solo performers every 2nd and 4th Saturdays through September.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Wood Spoon Carving with Barry in Addison. Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Carve your own wooden spoon with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. Material provided, and carving equipment made available for the day. Enjoy a relaxing time on Lake Champlain as you learn and create. Pre-registration and payment of $60 are required, call (802) 759-2412.

 

Saturday, Oct. 1

Justin LaPoint performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

Michele Fay Band in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. $10

 

Saturday, Oct. 15

Ethan Tischler performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

 

Sunday, Oct. 16

Car Show and Fall Festival in Middlebury. Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Downtown Middlebury & Triangle Park. See more than 75 classic cars and trucks. Vendors, great food, music, raffle drawings, piston toss, kids’ activities, and more. Fun for the whole family.! Free for spectators. Classic Car Owners- want to show off your vehicle? Contact Maria at the Addison County Chamber of Commerce at 802-388-7951 or maria@addisoncounty.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 22

Sister Speak performs in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

“Nosferatu” silent film in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Brandon town Hall, 1 Conant Square. Just in time for Halloween, celebrate the 100th anniversary of F.W. Murnau’s original adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Live music for each silent film program will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based performer and composer who specializes in scoring and presenting silent films. Admission is free; donations are welcome to help support ongoing Town Hall renovation efforts.

 

Friday, Oct. 28

Ryan Montbleau performs in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard, 217 Quarry Rd. Mountain Mac Cider Company presents this free concert in the orchard. Feel free to bring a chair and your own picnic. Hard cider and donuts will be available to. While we love furry friends, this is not a dog-friendly event. More info at 802-388-2411.

 

Saturday, Nov. 19

“Her Sister from Paris” silent film in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Brandon town Hall, 1 Conant Square. The scene: Europe. The cast: Rich people. An effervescent battle-of-the-sexes comedy. Live music for each silent film program will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based performer and composer who specializes in scoring and presenting silent films. Admission is free; donations are welcome to help support ongoing Town Hall renovation efforts.

LIVE MUSIC

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 3 and 6 p.m., Middlebury Chapel lawn.

DaddyLongLegs in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 4-7 p.m. Sheldon Museum.

Mal Maiz in New Haven. Friday, August 19, 6-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Beecharmer in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard.

Zachariah Burrows in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse.

Nathan and Henry Wu in Bristol. Saturday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Library.

Bleachers and Mister Wives in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 20, Woodchuck Hard Cider.

Sikora! in Cornwall. Sunday, Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., on the green.

Emma Cook and Questionable Company in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Point Counterpoint Music Camp Faculty Ensemble in Salisbury. Thursday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse

Patti Casey & Colin McCaffrey in Goshen. Friday, Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Mellow Yellow in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Melissa Moorehouse in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park.

Delta Sweet Duo in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m., on the green.

Caswell and Company in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Brett Hughes and Matt Flinner in Goshen. Thursday, Sept. 1, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Jaded Ravins in Goshen. Friday, Sept. 2, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

The Silverbacks in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Connla in Lincoln. Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Burnham Hall.

Blues Without Borders in Cornwall. Sunday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd.

Jim Shaw in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park.

Patti Casey and pizza in Goshen. Thursday, Sept. 15, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Bloodroot Gap and pizza in Goshen. Friday, Sept. 16, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Seth Aemes in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard.

Moose Crossing in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Unruly Allies in Goshen. Friday, Sept. 23, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Green Heron in Middlebury. Friday, Sept. 23, 6-8 p.m., Happy Valley Orchard.

Patrick Fitzsimmons in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park.

Justin LaPoint in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard

Michele Fay Band in Brandon. Saturday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Tenderbellies in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard.

Ethan Tischler in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard.

Sister Speak in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard.

Ryan Montbleau in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m., (time may change), Happy Valley Orchard.

 

 

ONGOING

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Al-Anon meetings in Middlebury. For a list of online meetings visit vermontalanonalateen.org. Online Sundays, 7:15 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. If you’d like to speak to an Al-Anon member, call our answering service (866-972-5266) and an Al-Anon member will call you back.

Yoga Philosophy virtual discussion with Prem Prakash. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Zoom. Go to Ilsley Public Library website to register: ilsleypubliclibrary.org.

 

ARTS, CRAFTS & IDEAS

Middlebury Chapter, Burlington Writers Workshop. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Golden Rule Mead Café, 8 Elm St. A respectful, engaged group of writers welcoming all skill levels and genres. Look closely at each other’s work and help cultivate, inspire, and strengthen our individual craft. All are welcome. For more info see tinyurl.com/Midd-Burl-writers or contact aapomme@gmail.com.

The Makery Sewing lab. Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Get your questions answered and learn new skills from our kind and talented Mentors. All levels are welcome from never used a sewing machine to advanced pattern making. Limit of 4 participants. Registration required. Free, $5 Drop-In Fee or Membership Cards. Select what works best for you. More info at hannafordcareercenter.org/the-makery.

The Makery Woodworking lab. Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., The Makery at Hannaford Career Center, 51 Charles Ave. Use Makery tools and equipment to work on projects. Get your questions answered or learn new skills from our kind and talented Mentors. Tool Training pre-requisite required. Limit of 5. Pre-registration is required. Free, $5 Drop-In Fee or Membership Cards. Select what works best for you. More info at hannafordcareercenter.org/the-makery.

Undercover Quilters and Crafters in Bristol. (formerly the Undercover Quilt Guild). 1st Mondays at 7 p.m., 3rd Mondays at 10 a.m., St. Ambrose Church, 11 School St. Bristol. All crafters welcome. More info contact Marian Baser (ladybaser@mac.com) or Stacie A. at 802-453-7709 or show up at a meeting. Bring along some handwork to do while we meet something for show and tell.

Writers group in Vergennes. Second Thursdays,11 a.m.-noon, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Facilitated by local author Lottie Wilds. Sessions include writing exercises, critiques, prompts, homework, etymology, and other skill -building techniques. For those 18 years and older.

 

KIDS AND FAMILY

Kids Cafe Free Movie in Middlebury. Saturdays, 12:30-2 p.m. Marquis Theater, 65 Main St., 802-388-4841.

La Leche League Virtual Meeting. First Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Breast/chest-feeding support group led by Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Middlebury mom Angela Scavo. For more info and Zoom link call Angela at 802-349-9084.

New Moms Connection Group. Thursdays, noon, Zoom. Chat with other local moms who are in their first year postpartum. Hosted by Alison Underwood, counselor and social worker at Porter Women’s Health. Call her for consent forms and the Zoom link. 802-388-5608. For parents only.

Storytime in Brandon. Saturdays, 11 a.m., Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin St. Little ones (age 0-5) and their caregivers gather for stories.

Storytime in Bristol. Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Lawrence Memorial Library, 40 North St., 802-453-2366. Infants, toddlers and preschool age (0-5). Find Marita, her ukulele and friends by the library garden for stories, songs and activities.

Storytime in Lincoln. Fridays 10:30 a.m., Lincoln Library, 222 West River Road, 802-453-2665. Infants, toddlers and preschool age (0-5). Little ones and their caregivers get together for stories and songs. Masks required indoors.

Virtual Mama Group. Last Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Zoom. Meet other mamas in this virtual gathering led by Middlebury mom Angela Scavo. Free. Contact Angela at 802-349-9084.

 

CLUBS & GROUPS

Book Club for adults in Vergennes. 2nd Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., 802-877-2211.

Bristol Historical Society. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Howden Hall, 19 West St.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Brandon. Sundays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., March 20, May 15, July 17, Sept. 18 and Nov. 20. Brandon American Legion, Route 7 S.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers in Middlebury. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 20, April 24, June 26, Aug. 21, Oct. 16. VFW 530 Exchange St.

Cribbage in Middlebury. Fridays, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 17-Dec. 17, Ilsley Public Library. Anyone can play, no experience required.

Drop-in Bridge in Middlebury. Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m., Ilsley Public Library, Jessica Swift Community Meeting Room. Join fellow bridge enthusiasts for a game. All skill levels welcome.

King Pede in Ferrisburgh. First and Third Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., Ferrisburgh Town Hall and Community Center, Route 7.

Mom’s Hiking Group in Middlebury. First Sundays, 8 a.m., Battell Woods, Seminary Street Ext. Free. All moms invited to join in on a Sunday morning hike. More info contact Davida Murray at 802-851-7707.

Students of Color group in Middlebury. Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Addison Central Teens. This group will meet virtually on Google Hangouts until it is safe to meet in person. The link to each session will be made available on the Teen Center’s Discord Server, and will be emailed to any participant without a Discord account. Registration form at forms.gle/2ypt9abMWcWcjD9N6.

 

 

MARKETS & SALES

Book sale in Middlebury. First Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Meeting Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Accessed via the garden ramp or through the Children’s room. Masks required.

Midd Summer Market in Middlebury. Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., Triangle Park, corner of Merchants Row and Main St. Every Thursday through Oct. 6, except July 14. Visit ExperienceMiddlebury.com for more info or to apply to be a vendor.

 

MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & EXHIBITS

ART ON MAIN. 25 Main St., Bristol, 802-453-4032, aom@gmail.net. On exhibit: Denise Lentendre: Photographs.

 

BRANDON ARTISTS GUILD. 7 Center St., Brandon, 802-247-4956, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. On Exhibit:  “Vermont: On the Road,” Opens July 15.

 

BRANDON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 4 Franklin Street, Brandon. Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (802) 247-8230. brandonpubliclibrary.org. On Exhibit: works by the Brandon Congregational Church Artist Group, Aug. 2-31.

 

COMPASS MUSIC & ARTS CENTER. 333 Jones Dr., Park Village, Brandon. 802-247-4295, www.cmacvt.org.

 

EDGEWATER ON THE GREEN. 6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, 802-989-7419, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., or by appointment. 802-989-7419. On exhibit: “Land & Tide: Scenes from New England,” is a solo exhibition of photographs by Jim Westphalen, on view July 1-Aug. 9.

 

EDGEWATER ON THE FALLS. 1 Mill St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 802-458-0098, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., or by appointment. 802-989-7419. On exhibit: “About Town” featuring Betsy Silverman and Rachel Wilcox, is on view Aug. 1-Sept. 30.

 

HENRY SHELDON MUSEUM. One Park St., Middlebury. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 802-388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org. On exhibit: “Addison County Collects,” June 14-Jan.7; “Archiving History: Stewart-Swift Research Center at 50 (1972-2022),” June 14-Jan. 7; “The Elephant in the Archives: Silences, Erasures & Relevance,” June 14-Jan.7; “Sculptures of Perseverance: Ukraine-Inspired Sculptures by Chuck Herrmann,” June 14-Jan.7.

 

ILSLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY. 75 Main Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4095.

 

JACKSON GALLERY AT TOWN HALL THEATER. 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury (802) 382-9222, townhalltheater.org Open Mon-Fri, 12-5 p.m. Accessibility Services. On Exhibit: “Inspired by Nature: A Mother and Daughter’s View,” July 8-Aug. 13.

 

LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM. Basin Harbor Rd. Ferrisburgh, 802-xxx xxxx, LCMM.org. ON exhibit: The Clean Water Act. Eco Demonstrations: Wednesdays-Saturdays in August, 1-2 p.m A free drop-in activity at the museum all about how daily actions, decisions, and research connect to or impact Lake Champlain. Cyanobacteria testing: Wednesdays in August, 2-3 p.m. A free weekly demonstration on how to test water for cyanobacteria levels.

 

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART. 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury. museum.middlebury.edu/exhibitions,(802) 443-5007 to make y reservations. On Exhibit: “Contemporary to Classical: Highlights from the New Collection Handbook,” Jan. 28-Aug. 7.; “Into the Screen: Digital Art from teamLab,” Jan. 28-Aug. 7.

 

NORTHERN DAUGHTERS GALLERY. 221 Main St., Vergennes, 802-877-2173, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment, 802-877-2173.

 

PHOTOPLACE GALLERY. Park Street, Middlebury. photos@photoplacegallery.com, (802) 388-4500. On exhibit: “Trees,” July 28-Aug. 20.

 

ROKEBY MUSEUM. 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, 802-877-3406. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 9-Oct. 24. On exhibit: “Free & Safe: the Underground Railroad in Vermont,” ongoing; “A Modern Artist: The Commercial Art of Rachael Robinson Elmer,” May 30-Oct. 24. “Dissent! Abolition & Advocacy in Print,” June 1-Oct. 24.

 

SPARROW ART SUPPLY. 52 Main St. Middlebury, 802-989-7225 Wednesday-Saturday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., info@sparrowartsupply.com. On exhibit: “The Ordinary and The Extraordinary.”

 

THE CORNER SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER. 75 Old Post Office Rd., Granville.

 

VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER. 88 Main St, Middlebury, 802-388-4964. Vision & Voice Gallery. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.