Calendar of Events

Celebrate independence
FULL-ON JULY FOURTH festivities return to Addison County after two years of COVID limitations. Enjoy parades and more in Brandon on Saturday, July 2, and Bristol, above, on Monday, July 4, as well as fireworks on July 2 in Brandon and on July 3 in Vergennes and Bristol. Salisbury’s annual Ice Cream Social returns as well on July 4. See calendar listings for more info.

Thursday, June 30

Green Mountain Club hike in Hancock. Thursday, June 30, Worth Mountain. Strenuous, about 2 miles each way to Worth Mountain from the Middlebury Gap. Contact Morris Earle at morrisearle@gmail.com with questions or to register. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Destigmatizing Dementia in Addison County conversation in Middlebury. Thursday, June 30, 8:15-9:30 a.m., Congregational Church of Middlebury, 30 North Pleasant St. Been touched by Dementia? A couple people will talk and then you can join a conversation hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association and local people affected by the disease. For more information or to register call 802-440-1881 or email mmpolyte@alz.org.

Virtual U.S. House candidate forum. Thursday, June 30, 7-9 p.m., Zoom. The League of Women Voters of Vermont will host a virtual Candidates Forum for U.S. House of Representatives. Hear from candidates running in the Aug. 9 Primary Election. Eight major party candidates are vying for nomination of Vermont’s lone congressional seat. More info and registration at lwvofvt.org/events-calendar.

Movies in the Park After Dark in Bristol. Thursday, June 30, dusk, town green. “The Lorax.” Free and open to the public.

Friday, July 1

Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt in Middlebury. Begins Wednesday, July 1, downtown. Middlebury’s popular, town-wide scavenger hunt is back after a pause for construction and the pandemic. Pick up your “I Found Waldo” stamp card at Vermont Book Shop and get searching. Prizes will be awarded at a party at month’s end. All ages welcome.

Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Friday, July 1- Saturday, July 9, Auction Center, 6 Park St. Bid on silent auction items or walk out the door with our eBay-style “Buy It Now” option. For hours of operation a more info go online to brandon.org.

Age Well sit-down lunch in Middlebury. Friday, July 1, 11 a.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Meal served at noon of pan-seared chicken breast with sweet and sour sauce, rice pilaf, vegetable blend, roll, chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and milk. Please bring your own place setting. $5 Suggested donation. Advanced reservations only by Sunday, June 26. Call Michelle at 802-377-1419. 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 Starksboro. Friday, July 1, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact-free pick up. Beef stroganoff with mushrooms over noodles, Brussels sprouts, roll, blueberry crisp and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, June 26, 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.

Art opening in Middlebury. Friday, July 1, 5-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row. An opening reception for photographer Jim Westphalen’s solo exhibition “Land and Tide: Scenes from New England.”

Sarah King and pizza in Goshen. Friday, July 1, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. NEMA’s 2021 Songwriter of the Year Sarah King inhabits the dark side of Americana, creating “high-powered blues-Americana-rock” (Burlington Free Press) anchored by her atmospheric voice and rhythmic blues guitar. 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.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 1, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. The hallmark sounds of summer on Middlebury College’s campus return with an opening concert by George Matthew Jr. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Mount Abraham Class of 1972 reunion in Middlebury. Friday, July 1, 6-11 p.m., Mr. Ups. Mt. Abe 1972 grads, come to your 50th reunion. Organizers are asking all classmates to R.S.V.P and to get more information by contacting Mary Bingham at 802-453-3969, Diane Livingston at 802-458-2005 or Bill Laberge at 802-388-3368 no later than June 25.

High Summer in New Haven. Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. High Summer performs a mix of original compositions and well-curated covers that highlight the group’s dynamic musical exploration over a deep-pocket rhythmic foundation, born from years of collaboration in some of Vermont’s finest bands. Tickets $5/kids 15 and under free. Food from Creed’s Food Truck available for purchase. Doors open at 5 p.m. 

Chamber music in Salisbury. Friday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Point Counterpoint Chamber Players will perform music by Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Brahms as part of Salisbury’s 42nd Summer Performance Series. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

Saturday, July 2

Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Saturday, July 2, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Auction Center, 6 Park St. Continues through July 9.

Green Mountain Club “Hidden” Snake Mountain hike in Bridport. Saturday, July 2, 9 a.m., Mountain Road Ext. lot with the falling down sign. Hike 5-6 miles of hidden Snake Mountain far from the madding crowd. Elev. gain/loss about 700 feet. Pace and terrain moderate. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Mandatory registration, limited to 10 participants, including the leader. Intermediate hikers and fully vaccinated participants welcome. Meet at the Mountain Rd Ext. lot with the falling down sign. Rain or shine. More info contract Deborah Lewis by text at 203-856-6187 or deborahlewis@optonline.net.  More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Independence Day celebration in Brandon. Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.-dusk. Enjoy an entire day of family fun, beginning at 10 a.m. with Vermont’s biggest small town parade, followed by live music and an abundance of food throughout the day. There’ll be family activities for all ages, including the annual Lil’ Debbie Swiss Roll Eating Contest and the Duck Race over Neshobe Falls. Cold drinks and snacks will be available at the upstairs concession area at Brandon Town Hall and the bathrooms will be available while the hall is open. The Celebration continues into the evening with a Street Dance with Jam Man Entertainment, then finally comes to a close at dusk with our spectacular fireworks display.

Book sale in Middlebury. Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Office plaza. Rain location Jessica Swift Community Room, 75 Main St. Accessed via the garden ramp or through the Children’s room. 

Sunday, July 3

Fireworks and Fun in Bristol. Sunday, July 3, 6 p.m. Food and crafts vendors will set up at 6 p.m. on the Rec. Field. Entertainment by the 40th Army Band from the Vermont National Guard followed by The DJ Jam Man. Fireworks at dusk. 

Fireworks in Vergennes. Sunday, July 3, 8 p.m. The Eagles and American Legion Post No. 14, together will light up the skies in celebration of Independence Day. The fireworks are set up in the ball fields of VUHS and can be viewed from most anywhere around. Rain date July 5.

Monday, July 4

Parade and More in Bristol. Monday, July 4. Pam Paradee 5K Road Race starts at 7:30 a.m. at Mount Abraham Union High School. Great Bristol Outhouse Race returns to West Street at the park at 9 a.m. Parade leaves the Rec. Park at 10:30 a.m. and passes the town green at around 11 a.m. Then from noon onward there is live music and food on the green.

Ice cream social in Salisbury. Monday, July 4, 2-4 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Salisbury will celebrate Independence Day with its 47th annual ice cream social on the lawn and under the tent. Come, visit with your neighbors, and enjoy ice cream by the cone or the dish with a wide range of toppings and accompanying choice of home-baked pie. The proceeds will be divided between food relief programs and preparing the meetinghouse for enhanced community use. Rain or shine, the ice cream’s fine.

Tuesday, July 5

American Red Cross blood drive in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Donors needed to ensure a strong blood supply in the coming months. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, platelets or plasma, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Age Well grab and go meal in Bridport. Tuesday, July 5, 11 a.m., Bridport Congregational Church, 54 Middle Road. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact-free pick up. Barbeque chicken, baked beans, cauliflower, wheat bread, strawberry shortcake, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle by June 30 to reserve 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 sit down meal in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 5, 11 a.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 Water St. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch served at noon. Goulash with ground beef, spinach, roll, apple, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by June 30, 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 arrange. TVT requires a 48-hour notice. Masks required unless seated and eating.

Reading Frederick Douglass in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, July 5, 1 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. A public reading of Frederick Douglass’s Fifth of July Speech. Community members are asked to join us and read a section of the famous oration.

Wednesday, July 6

Age Well grab and go meal in Monkton. Wednesday, July 6, 11:30 a.m., Monkton Town Hall, 93 Monkton Ridge. Barbeque chicken, baked beans, cauliflower, wheat bread, strawberry shortcake, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle by June 30 to reserve  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. 

BIPOC yoga in Middlebury. Begins Wednesday, July 6, 3-4 p.m., Otter Creek Yoga, Marble Works. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) yoga is back. Otter Creek Yoga is offering a BIPOC series for teens 12-18. If your BIPOC teen enjoys yoga and needs something to do on Wednesday between 3-4 pm—sign them up. Runs weekly through Aug. 24. Students will be paid $25 for each session they attend. More info and registration at justice@middteens.org.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, July 6, 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.

Extra Stout in Brandon. Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Celtic music band Extra Stout kicks off Brandon’s free summer concert series. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’.

Thursday, July 7

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 7, 1 Basin Rd. In its 27th year. A family-friendly four days of bluegrass, Vermont food and craft concessions. Performers include the Kevin Peter Band, Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers, Canaan’s Land, Atkinson Family Band, Cedar Ridge, Seth Sawyer Band, Serene Green, Smokey, Arlin & Scott, Poor Monroe, and Bloodroot Gap. More info at basinbluegrassfestival.com.

Book donation day in Vergennes. Thursday, July 7, 3-6 p.m., Parking Lot, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Bring your book donations for the next Friends Used Book Sale to the Bixby Library. Special needs this month are children’s books. Make sure your books are in good condition and recently published (2010 or after). Bring them to the parking lot behind the Bixby. More info call 802-877-2211.

Michelle Fay Band and pizza in Goshen. Thursday, July 7, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. A compelling and captivating ensemble featuring original and bluegrass music from Vermont. Michele’s heartfelt lyrics are woven seamlessly together as she delivers with a crystal clear, authentic voice. 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.

“The Joy of the Just” play in Rochester. Thursday, July 7, 7:30 p.m., Spice Studio, 482 South Main St., Rochester. Bald Mountain Theater presents the play by John Gardner. When elderly Aunt Ella gets involved in a he-said, she-said battle of wills with the new preacher and finds no one believes or cares about her side of the story, she takes the matter of God’s punishment into her own hands. Tickets $15 at the door and at baldmountaintickets.ludus.com. Streaming will be available in partnership with TheaterEngine. More info at baldmountaintheater.org. Repeats on Friday and Saturday. 

Friday, July 8

Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Friday, July 8, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Auction Center, 6 Park St. Continues through July 9.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 8, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 1 Basin Rd. In its 27th year. See July 7 listing.

Age Well grab and go meal in Starksboro. Friday, July 8, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact-free pick up. Barbeque chicken, baked beans, cauliflower, wheat bread, strawberry shortcake, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle by July 3 to reserve 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. 

The Traveling Middleburys and pizza in Goshen. Friday, July 8, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Four long-time musicians from some of Addison County’s favorite bands come together to play a selection of old covers and new originals. 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.

Mukana in New Haven. Friday, July 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Mukana (meaning “opportunity” in the Shona language of Zimbabwe) is an eclectic gathering of world-class musicians. This international band blends world and jazz traditions in sophisticated arrangements, with beautiful complexity and global rhythms. The third performance in Town Hall Theater’s World Music + Wine series. Tickets: $15 advance/$18 door/kids 12 and under free, available www.townhalltheater.org, by calling 803-382-9222, or at the door.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 8, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. Middlebury College School of Russian instructor Sergei Gratchev will perform. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. 

Museum after hours summer party in Ferrisburgh. Friday, July 8, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Basin Harbor Rd. LCMM is opening up after hours for a special summer party. Enjoy live music, wood-fired pizza, lu•lu ice cream, a special summer cocktail, outside exhibits, and more. Tickets are $40 per person and include food and drink. More info at www.lcmm.org/event/summerparty.

Great American Song performance in Salisbury. Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Salisbury’s 42nd Summer Performance Series continues with Joshua Glassman, tenor, and Sakurako Kanemitsu, piano. Music by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Marc Blitzstein. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

“The Joy of the Just” play in Rochester. Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m., Bald Mountain Theater, 482 South Main St., Rochester. See July 7 for details.

Saturday, July 9

Wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, July 9, 7-9 a.m., Otter View Park, corner of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at Otter View Park parking area. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders are welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. Great Brandon Auction in Brandon. Saturday, July 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Auction Center, 6 Park St. Auction closes. See July 1 listing.

Please bring a mask. For information call 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019. 

Peasant Market in Middlebury. Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on the town green. St. Stephen’s offers up its annual and beloved peasant market. Fabulous deals on jewelry, toys, sporting goods, garden accessories, plants, household goods, linens, antiques and collectibles. Fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade baked goods and wonderful fruit pies. 

Green Mountain Club hike in Ripton. Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m., Burnt Hill Loop. Moderate hike on clockwise loop that follows the Burnt Hill Trail, Long Trail, Rte 125 (road walk) and Norske Trail. About 10 miles with 1,000 feet elev. Steep uphill plus river crossing. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. Mandatory advanced registration required, limited to 10 participants. Advanced hikers and fully vaccinated participants welcome. Meet at the Burnt Hill Trailhead at  Rain or shine. Bring a mask just in case. More info contract Deborah Lewis by text at 203-856-6187 or deborahlewis@optonline.net. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Used book sale in Vergennes. Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Come and find a book treasure downstairs in the OCR room. Enter from the back parking lot. Take as many as you want and make a donation.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., 1 Basin Rd. See June 7 listing.

Will Reed in Brandon. Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park. Downtown Brandon Alliance brings you live solo performers every 2nd and 4th Saturdays through September.

Middlebury Community Music School concert in Middlebury. Saturday, July 9, 1 p.m., Reference Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. IPL is partnering with MCMC for free concerts in the library. Musician will be either teachers or students from MCMC.

Takeout turkey and salad supper in Vergennes. **CANCELED** Saturday, July 9, 5-6 p.m., Vergennes United Methodist Church, Main Street, Vergennes, (across from the Vergennes Opera House). Turkey, potato salad, broccoli salad, roll and dessert. Adults $12. Take out preorder only. Must place order by 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7. To order call 802-877-3150.

Bach Bash in Granville. Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m., Granville town Hall, Route 100. Rochester Chamber Music Society presents its annual Bach Bash, where professional and amateur musicians celebrate the music of Bach and others. Afternoon read through of music with informal concert at 7 p.m. More info at rcmsvt.org or 802-767-9234.

“The Joy of the Just” play in Rochester. Saturday, July 9, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bald Mountain Theater, 482 South Main St., Rochester. See July 7 listing for details.

Sunday, July 10

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 1 Basin Rd. See July 7 listing. Gospel sing to precede Sunday’s events at 9 a.m. under the tent. 

“But Why? LIVE!” with Jane Lindholm and Melody Bodette in Middlebury. Sunday, July 10, 11 a.m.-noon, Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Do you want to know why goats have square eyes? Why pigs’ tails are curly? Or why horses sleep standing up? The creators of the internationally popular kids podcast “But Why” from Vermont Public Radio have the answers. Kids in the audience will learn about all kinds of farm animals as they get to choose which questions get answered. Tickets $8 plus fees, available at townhalltheater.org.

French Voices concert in Rochester. Sunday, July 10, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N. Main St. Rochester Chamber Music Society host the Champlain Trio: Letitia Quante, violin; Emily Taubl, cello; Hiromi Fukuda, piano, who will perform works of Cecile Chaminade, Garbriel Faure and Lili Boulanger. More info at rcmsvt.org

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band in Middlebury. Sunday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the town green. Middlebury’s 2022 Festival on the Green kicks off with Kaleta and his band have honed their craft performing with a diverse range of artists including David Byrne, Rubblebucket, Yeasayer, and Between The Buried And Me, to name a few. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Monday, July 11

Magician Tom Verner in Middlebury. Monday, July 11, noon, on the town green. Festival on the Green Noon Brown Bag specials commence with magician Tom Verner, a national treasure living right here in Addison County. His Magicians Without Borders performs magic shows for children in refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals around the world — often in war torn places where love, laughter and magic are desperately needed. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Age Well grab and go meal in Bristol. Monday, July 11, 11 a.m., American Legion, Airport Dr. Drive in, loop around, and stay in your car. Spaghetti and meatballs, cannellini green bean blend, garlic roll, Father’s Day cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 11, 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.

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, July 11, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

Bruce Molsky in Middlebury. Monday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the town green. Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, and well over a dozen collaborations including two Grammy nominations. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 4, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem in Middlebury. Monday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. Harmony, rhythm, and indelible songs have been the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem for two decades and counting. This Americana quartet delivers wit, camaraderie and pure musicality to renew the human spirit. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Tuesday, July 12

Age Well and Vergennes Seniors in-person meal in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 12, 10 a.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 South Water St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Meal served at 11:45 a.m. Cheese tortellini Alfredo, carrots, peas, wheat bread, watermelon and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 7, 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 arrange. TVT requires a 48-hour notice. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

Wednesday, July 13

Mimealot in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 12, noon, on the town green. Chris Yerlig first joined Festival on the Green in 2019. He has performed all over the world since his European beginnings in France, Spain and England. He now makes his home in New England, and travels all over the U.S. and the world. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Vermont Folklife Center Traditional Arts Showcase in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the town green. A showcase highlighting Vermont performers who have been involved with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program over the years. The evening’s concert will feature Pete Sutherland from Vermont, Migmar Tsering from Tibet and Shyam Nepali from Nepal. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

É.T.É. in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. The word été in French means summer — a fitting tribute to how this band’s original, lively take on Québec traditional music, infused with a new vitality. With lovely vocal harmonies, deep groove, and rich instrumentation, É.T.É. are an explosive trio on stage, transforming the nostalgia of a kitchen party into an unforgettable show experience that celebrates the joie de vivre of Québecois culture. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Wednesday, July 13

Age Well grab and go meal in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m.-noon, Halfway House, Route 22A. Pick up at back door, meals will be brought out. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll and dessert. 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 a 48-hour notice. Call the restaurant to reserve at least 24-hours in advance at 802-897-5160.

Age Well Porky’s luncheon in New Haven. Wednesday, July 13, 11 a.m., Porky’s, Route 7. Doors open at 11 a.m. Meal served at 11:30 a.m. of Turkey and cheddar on wheat with lettuce and tomato, broccoli salad and strawberry shortcake. Coffee, tea, water, or milk. $5 suggested donation collected at the meal does not include gratuity. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle by Thursday, July 7, at 802-377-1419. Open to anyone age 60 and up and their spouse of any age. Free ride may be provided. Call TVT at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice. Meal may be served in the pavilion if conditions allow. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

Age Well grab and go meal in Monkton. Wednesday, July 13, 11:30 a.m., Monkton Town Hall, 280 Monkton Ridge. Drive up, check-in, pick-up. Spaghetti and meatballs, cannellini green bean blend, garlic roll, Father’s Day cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 7, 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.

No Strings Marionette Company presents: “Bully! For the Three Big Pigs” in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 13, noon, on the town green. ​In No Strings Marionette Company’s version of the classic tale a prolific painter, a sensational singer, and an industrious architect are faced with the non-stop taunting of a puffed-up bully. 

“From Skiffs to Sail Ferries: The Story of Vermont’s Small Boat Traditions” in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 13, 6 p.m., Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. In this slide presentation, Douglas Brooks shares his research on the traditions of small boat building in Vermont, and his work in recreating some of these historic vessels.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, July 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Town Green. The Bristol Band, which has been making music since 1870, will play in the gazebo every Wednesday. It’s First Baptists Church Brownie Sundays Night. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The Silverbacks in Brandon. Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. The Silverbacks bring blues and classics to the lawn behind Brandon Inn as part of Brandon’s free summer concert series. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. 

Radio Free Honduras in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the town green. Radio Free Honduras is a diverse collective of Chicago musicians, all united under one goal — supporting the artistry of Charlie Baran and bringing this tremendous talent into the spotlight where it belongs. A large, revolving collective of some of Chicago’s most talented musicians; lively percussion, eclectic instrumentation, and rich harmonies all provide the backdrop, allowing Charlie to do what he does best — stunning guitar work, tapping into what seems a limitless supply of energy and enthusiasm for music. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Green Mountain Club hike in Lincoln. Wednesday, July 13, Sunset Ledge. Full moon moderate hike with picnic from Lincoln Gap. Contact Ken Corey at kac4964@gmail.com for information or to register. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Thursday, July 14

Age Well grab and go meal in Vergennes. Thursday, July 14, 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. Spaghetti and meatballs, cannellini green bean blend, garlic roll, Father’s Day cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 10, 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 802-88-2287 to inquire. TVT requires 48-hour notice.

Jon Gailmor in Middlebury. Thursday, July 14, noon, on the green. A Festival on the Green favorite. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Reggie Harris in Middlebury. Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., on the town green. Reggie Harris is a musician, storyteller and educator who has been a vibrant force in musical, educational and historical circles for over 35 years. Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock and the music of civil and human rights, Reggie’s writing, research, field work and recordings have amassed an amazing repertoire of African American music, blending spirituals and freedom songs, the old with the new. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Movies in the Park After Dark in Bristol. Thursday, July 14, dusk, town green. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” with guest appearances from the 501st Legion. Free and open to the public.

Damn Tall Buildings in Middlebury. Thursday, July 14, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. While​ bluegrass at heart, this band pulls from a wide range of influences including swing, ragtime, jazz, and even a hint of contemporary perspective. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Friday, July 15

Middlebury Community Music Center’s Steel Drum Camp Band in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, noon, on the town green. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Age Well grab and go meal in Starksboro. Friday, July 15, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Spaghetti and meatballs, cannellini green bean blend, garlic roll, Father’s Day cake and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 10, 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.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. Middlebury College School of Russian instructor Elena Sadina will perform. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Oshima Brothers in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, 7 p.m., on the town green. Oshima Brothers’ magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. A Special Ukranian solidarity concert — music by Slivestrov, Prokofiev and Bacewicz, along with Brahms Piano Quartet. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

CFI, featuring George Walker Petit in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. The finest Vermont musicians exploring the common language of funk, jazz, reggae, blues & rock at a level that is very, very high indeed…both vocal and instrumental. This show will be a full octet with a four-piece horn section. Get ready to dance and listen to what fans are raving about. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Saturday, July 16

Goshen Gallop race in Goshen. Saturday, July 16, 4 p.m., Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center. Since 1978 the Goshen Gallop has invited runners from across Vermont and around the world, seeking to take the road less traveled. Tackle either the 10.2K or the equally awesome, but more merciful 5K run. Registration $25 for 5/10km race only, $30 after June 16. Youth under 12 $20 for 5/10km race only. $20 for a hearty, delicious pizza dinner (Vegetarian and Vegan options available) from the new wood-fired oven (Youth under 12: $15) or pay what you can. More info at goshengallop.com. All proceeds to benefit the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center.

Vermont Jazz Ensemble street dance in Middlebury. Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m., Main St. Since 1984, Festival on the Green’s capstone event has been the Street Dance, featuring big-band selections by the always-popular Vermont Jazz Ensemble. Come early and learn some dance steps from Jim Condon. Main Street will be closed from Merchants Row to the post office for the dance. Free. More info at festivalonthegreen.org.

Sunday, July 17

Vermont Sun Triathlon events in Salisbury. Saturday, July 17, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, Route 53. The Vermont Sun Triathlon, a 600-yard swim/14-mile Bike/3.1-mile run, and the Branbury Classic, a 1.5-mile paddle/14-mile bike/3.1-mile run. More info and registration at www.vermontsuntriathlonseries.com. Registration/bib pick-up online or 6:25-7:30 a.m. at Branbury State Park on race morning.

Farm to Ballet in Shoreham. Sunday, July 17, 4:30 p.m., Champlain Orchards, Route 74 West. Come see an original ballet about a farm through the seasons. Dancing vegetables, familiar animals, and even the seasons themselves come to life through dance in a joyful and entertaining show. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., performance starts at 6 p.m. More info at www.balletvermont.org.

Uncle Joe in Cornwall. Sunday, July 17, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd. West Cornwall Backyard Concert Series continues. 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, July 18

Monday, July 18

Age Well grab and go meal in Bristol. Monday, July 18, 11 a.m., American Legion, Airport Dr. Drive in, loop around, and stay in your car. Beef steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, roll, pumpkin cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 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.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, July 18, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, July 18, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

City Band in Vergennes. Monday, July 18, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

Tuesday, July 19

Age Well and Vergennes Seniors in-person meal in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 19, Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 South Water St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Meal served at 11:45 a.m. of BBQ chicken fingers, diced carrots, diced potatoes, rye bread, fruit cocktail and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 14, 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 arrange. TVT requires a 48-hour notice. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well. 

Age Well grab and go meal in Bridport. Tuesday, July 19, 11 a.m., Bridport Congregational Church, Middle Rd. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Beef steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, roll, pumpkin cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 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.

Outdoor Story time in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, July 19, 3:30 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. The Bixby Library and Rokeby Museum presents the second of three free story times and sing-alongs outside on the Rokeby lawn. The theme is Freedom. Admission to Rokeby on Tuesdays after 1 p.m. is pay what you can. Come early and explore the exhibits, trails and Storywalk.

Wednesday, July 20

Age Well grab and go meal in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 20, 11:30 a.m., VFW, 530 Exchange St. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Beef steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, roll, pumpkin cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 17, 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 Monkton. Wednesday, July 20, 11:30 a.m., Monkton Town Hall, 280 Monkton Ridge. Drive up, check-in, pick-up. Beef steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, roll, pumpkin cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 17, 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.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Jazz it up on the lawn behind Brandon Inn as part of Brandon’s free summer concert series. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, July 20, 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.

Stargazing at Mittelman Observatory at Middlebury College. Wednesday, July 20, 9:30-11 p.m., weather permitting, top of McCardell Bicentennial Hall. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae will be visible through the observatory’s 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof deck.

Thursday, July 21

Age Well and Vergennes Seniors annual Button Bay picnic in Ferrisburgh. Thursday, July 21, 10:45 a.m., Button Bay Pavilion, Button Bay Rd. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Music by Deuces Wild, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meal will be served at noon of BBQ chicken, burger sliders, pasta salad, broccoli salad, baked beans, watermelon, cookies, milk and water. Advanced tickets only. $5 suggested donation plus $4 park admission. Call Michelle Thursday, July 14, at 802-377-1419. Free ride may be available, call TVT to enquire at 802-388-2287 to inquire. TVT will require one-week notice for this event. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

Friday, July 22

Age Well grab and go meal in Starksboro. Friday, July 22, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Beef steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, roll, pumpkin cookie and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 17, 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.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 22, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. Middlebury College alumna Amy Heebner will perform. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

“What is This Thing Called Jazz?” in Salisbury. Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Dick Forman (piano) and Glendon Ingalls (string bass). Part of Salisbury’s 42nd Summer Performance Series. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

Saturday, July 23

Green Mountain Club hike in Keene, N.Y. Saturday, July 23, meet at 8:30 a.m., Noonmark from Round Pond. Total 6.6-mile strenuous hike with 1,900 ft. elevation gain. Carpooling encouraged. From the summit there is an unobstructed view in all directions dominated by the Great Range to the south. One of the best views in the Adirondacks. More info and meeting point contact Barry Francis at barryfrancis@gmavt.net. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Vermont Children’s Museum Children’s concert in New Haven. Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m.-noon, Addison County Fairgrounds, 1790 Field Days Rd. Help raise funds for the Vermont Children’s Museum with music by John Gailmor and Moose Jr., lawn games, giant bubbles, art activities, a snack tent and a merchandise tent. Tickets $20/free for children under 1 year in age. More info at vermontchildrensmuseum.org/events.

Meet the Author in Middlebury. Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m., Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Come meet Jade Miles, author of “Future Steading” and owner of Black Barn Farm, a permaculture horticultural operation in Australia. Among topics open for discussion will be ritual, cultural diversity, community celebration, localism, food systems, waste reduction, indigenous lore, and simple/slow/gentle living.

Silas McPrior in Brandon. Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park. Downtown Brandon Alliance brings you live solo performers every 2nd and 4th Saturdays through September.

“Sherlock Jr.” and “Battling Butler” silent films in Brandon. Saturday, July 23, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square. A Buster Keaton double feature showing the stone-faced comedian at the peak of his physical comedy powers. Live music for each silent film program will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, who specializes in scoring and presenting silent films. Admission is free; donations are welcome to help support ongoing Town Hall renovation efforts.

Sunday, July 24

Green Mountain Bicycle Club ride to Bristol. Sunday, July 24, meet 8:45 a.m., Clifford Lumber, Route 166, Hinesburg. This 40-mile (M) ride takes low traffic roads from Hinesburg to Bristol. Those doing the short loop (27 miles) can stop in Bristol for baked treats for an out and back, but those on the longer loop will add a loop through New Haven and Bristol before earning their pastries. More info contact leader Karl Garen at kgaren@gmavt.net or co-leaderlBrian Howard at bjhowd@gmail.com.

Cool of the Day concert in Rochester. Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church, 15 N. Main St. Rochester Chamber Music Society present the Heliand: Katie Oprea, oboe; Rachael Elliott, bassoon; Cynthia Huard, piano; with Thomas Kozumplik, percussion; playing words by Jenny Brandon, Tawnie Olson, Madeleine Dring, Francis Poulenc, Chick Corea and Padma Newsome. More info at rcmsvt.org or 802-767-9234. Masking and vax card required.

Gumbo YaYa in Cornwall. Sunday, July 24, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd. West Cornwall Backyard Concert Series continues. 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, July 25

Age Well inside sit down meal in Middlebury. Monday, July 25, 11 a.m., Rosie’s, Route 7 South. Doors open at 11 a.m., meal served at 11:30 a.m. Meatloaf dinner and Chef’s choice of dessert. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 21, 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.

Age Well grab and go meal in Bristol. Monday, July 25, 11 a.m., American Legion, Airport Dr. Drive in, loop around, and stay in your car. Breaded chicken breast with tarragon sauce, mashed cauliflower, spinach, roll, date and craisin cookie, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 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.

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, July 25, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

Tuesday, July 26

Age Well and Vergennes Seniors in-person meal in Vergennes. Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m., Vergennes Congregational Church, 30 South Water St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Meal served at 11:45 am of breaded chicken cutlet with white gravy, spinach, mashed cauliflower, roll, tapioca pudding and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Thursday, July 21, 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 arrange. TVT requires a 48-hour notice. Masks encouraged unless seated and eating. Please stay home if you don’t feel well.

Wednesday, July 27

Green Mountain Club hike in Waitsfield. Wednesday, July 27, Lincoln Peak from Sugarbush South. Five-mile round trip strenuous hike, 2,400 feet elevation gain. Spectacular views throughout. Contact MorrisEarle at morrisearle@gmail.com for information or to register. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Age Well grab and go meal in Shoreham. Wednesday, July 27, 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. 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 a 48-hour notice. Call the restaurant to reserve at least 24-hours in advance. 802-897-5160.

Age Well grab and go meal in Monkton. Wednesday, July 27, 11:30 a.m., Monkton Town Hall, 280 Monkton Ridge. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Breaded chicken breast with tarragon sauce, mashed cauliflower, spinach, roll, date and craisin cookie, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 24, 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.

MNFF8 Preview Party in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 p.m., Marquis Theatre & Cafe, 65 Main St. Enjoy a preview of many MNFF8 feature films with Lloyd Komesar. Drinks and food courtesy of the Marquis Theatre & Cafe. Free admission.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, July 27, 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.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Brandon. Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. One of Addison County’s favorite bands. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. Free.

Stargazing at Mittelman Observatory at Middlebury College. Wednesday, July 27, 9:30-11 p.m., weather permitting, top of McCardell Bicentennial Hall. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae will be visible through the observatory’s 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof deck.

Thursday, July 28

Age Well grab and go meal in Vergennes. Thursday, July 28, 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. Breaded chicken breast with tarragon sauce, mashed cauliflower, spinach, roll, date and craisin cookie, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 24, 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.

Friday, July 29

Green Mountain Club hike in Hubbardton. Friday, July 29, Taconic Mountain Ramble. Walk the western and eastern trails at Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park. About 4 miles with one ascent to Mt. Zion Major. Trails are moderately challenging. Hike includes a stop at the park’s Japanese water and rock garden. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, lunch and hiking poles. Limit 10 participants. Contact leader Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 860-214-4180 to register and for meeting time and possible carpooling from the Middlebury area. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“The Power of Insect Pheromones: Then and Now” in Middlebury.  Friday, July 29, 12-1 p.m., Sheldon Museum, One park St. Biologist Greg Pask will discuss the rich history of insect pheromone research, its connections to modern agricultural practices, and the current insect pheromone research at Middlebury College. Free. Offered in conjunction with the Sheldon’s “Moths in the Garden” series to benefit museum collections. More info at www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org/events or 802-388-2117.

Age Well grab and go meal in Starksboro. Friday, July 29, 3:30 p.m., Starksboro Baptist Church, Route 116. Please stay in your car. Drive up, check-in, contact free pick up. Breaded chicken breast with tarragon sauce, mashed cauliflower, spinach, roll, date and craisin cookie, and milk. Advanced reservations only. Call Michelle to reserve by Sunday, July 24, 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.

Swing Noire and pizza in Goshen. Friday, July 29, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Over the last decade, Swing Noire has become Vermont’s premier Gypsy Jazz ensemble. Some call it Gypsy Jazz, some Hot Swing; in either case it is acoustic jazz in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. 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.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 29, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. Middlebury Spanish School alumna Carla Staffaroni will perform. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Salisbury Summer Performance Serieswelcomes this folk trio as part of its 42nd Summer Performance Series. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

Big Apple Comics in Middlebury. Friday, July 29, 8:30-9:30 p.m., American Flatbread Pavilion, Marble Works. New York City-based standup comedian Tina Friml returns to her hometown, with her favorite fellow NYC comics in tow, to bring the laughs in this three-part summer comedy series under American Flatbread’s new pavilion. July 29 comics include Jeff Screen, Gabe Pacheco and None Brown-West. Free. Limited seating. More info and registration at townhalltheater.org.

Saturday, July 30

L.C. Jazz Dance Band in Brandon. Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Sq. This 17-piece volunteer Big Swing Orchestra is back for another night of music, singing and dancing. Come dance the night away or just sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some fantastic music. This is a fundraiser for the band’s scholarship fund and for the continuing renovation of our Town Hall. Tickets: $14 couples/ $8 adults/$7 students and seniors. 

Sunday, July 31

Green Mountain Club hike in Middlebury. Sunday, July 31, 10 a.m., Abbey Pond trailhead, Route 116. A 2.5-3.0 hour hike that travels along a pretty, cascading stream to Abbey Pond. Moderately challenging 4.1-mile hike, out and back, with an elevation gain of 1,207 ft. Three stream crossings, ending at a quiet pond that is drained from Hogback Mountain and maintained by beavers. Limit 10 participants with the ability to feel confident on rocky, rooty uphill/downhill terrain and stream crossings. Bring water, snacks and bug repellent. More info contact Annette Seidenglanz at tenthousandfeet27@gmail.com or 610-442-6348. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

“Blast from the Past: Historic Clock and Watches” in Addison. Sunday, July 31, noon-4 p.m., Chimney Point State Historic Site, 31 Route 17. Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members are in residence on the Chimney Point porch to keep time and talk with you about the history of your clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring your old clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces. Clock repair demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Jay Craven’s “Martin Eden” on screen in Middlebury. Sunday, July 31, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater, 68 S. Pleasant St. Come see Jay Craven’s new independent narrative feature film, “Jack London’s Martin Eden.” Based on London’s autobiographical novel, the film tells the story of a poor and unschooled sailor who unexpectedly meets Ruth Morse, a magnetic young woman of means and education. Their unconventional attraction upends both lives and propels timely themes of impossible love, dogged individualism in pursuit of the American Dream, and the quest for a comfortable place in an inconstant world. Tickets $15, available at townhalltheater.org.

Monday, Aug. 1 

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 1, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

“August: Osage County” on screen in Middlebury. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. The 2022 MNFF Sunset series returns to the tent for its second year with Streep Week, five consecutive nights of acclaimed films starring the iconic, three-time Academy Award winning actor Meryl Streep. This 2013 film in an American tragic comedy about a dysfunctional family that reunites into the familial house when their patriarch suddenly disappears. Series pass $60. Advance single night tickets $13, available at townhalltheater.org. $15 at the door. 

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Lions charity auction in Vergennes. Wednesday, Aug. 3, St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 S. Maple St.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Town Green. The Bristol Band, which has been making music since 1870, will play in the gazebo every Wednesday. St. Ambrose barbeque. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Blues without Borders in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. A good dose of blues for a summer evening. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. Free.

“The Devil Wears Prada” on screen in Middlebury. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. The 2022 MNFF Sunset series returns to the tent for its second year with Streep Week, five consecutive nights of acclaimed films starring the iconic, three-time Academy Award winning actor Meryl Streep. A 2006 American comedy-drama based on Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel of the same name also stars Anne Hathaway. Series pass $60. Advance single night tickets $13, available at townhalltheater.org. $15 at the door. 

Stargazing at Mittelman Observatory at Middlebury College. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 9:30-11 p.m., weather permitting, top of McCardell Bicentennial Hall. A variety of interesting stars, star clusters and nebulae will be visible through the observatory’s 24-inch telescope in a dome and smaller telescopes on the roof deck.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Paint Night in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 4, Community Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Join Renee for a fun-filled evening of painting. Step-by-step instructions for an ocean themed painting you will take home with you. Everything you need is provided. Attendees under 14 years old must bring along an adult.

Block Party in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 4, 4-7 p.m., Main Street. The sod’s going down on Main Street for an evening of food, music, and entertainment for all ages.

“Florence Foster Jenkins” on screen in Middlebury. Thursday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. The 2022 MNFF Sunset series returns to the tent for its second year with Streep Week, five consecutive nights of acclaimed films starring the iconic, three-time Academy Award winning actor Meryl Streep. Streep shines in this 2016 biographical film directed by Stephen Frears. Series pass $60. Advance single night tickets $13, available at townhalltheater.org. $15 at the door.

Friday, Aug. 5

Night at the Museum with Aída O’Brien in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 5, 4-7 p.m., Sheldon Museum, One park St. The Sheldon will be open free to the public with music by local singer-songwriter Aída O’Brien in the Museum Garden beginning at 5 p.m. More info at www.HenrySheldonMuseum.org/events or 802-388-2117.

Zoe FitzGerald Carter and pizza in Goshen. Friday, Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, Ripton-Goshen Rd. Bay Area folk and Americana singer-songwriter, Zoe FitzGerald Carter, will perform solo at Pizza by the Pond. 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.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. Tatiana Lukyanova will perform. Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

“Silkwood” on Screen in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. The 2022 MNFF Sunset series returns to the tent for its second year with Streep Week, five consecutive nights of acclaimed films starring the iconic, three-time Academy Award winning actor Meryl Streep. “Silkwood” is the 1983 American biographical drama about Karen Silkwood, a whistle-blower at a nuclear power plant. Series pass $60. Advance single night tickets $13, available at townhalltheater.org. $15 at the door. 

Saturday, Aug. 6

Green Mountain Club paddle in Bristol. Saturday, Aug. 6, Bristol Pond. PFDs required, bring your own canoe or kayak. Contact David Andrews for information or to register; vtrevda@yahoo.com. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Green Mountain Club hike in Lincoln. Saturday, Aug. 6, Mt. Grant via Cooley Glen Trail. An 8-mile, strenuous hike, 2,000 ft elevation gain. Contact Ken Corey at kac4964@gmail.com for information or to register. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

Town-wide yard sale in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Brandon Town Hall and locations across town. Stop in at Brandon Town Hall for some great bargains or just sit down and relax with a cool drink and snack for sale at its concession area. Bathrooms will be available downstairs. 8 x 10 spaces with a 6-foot table are available for $25 per space. Contact Dennis at denniswmarden@gmail.com or by leaving a message at 802-247-5420 to rent a space.

Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard, 142 River Rd. Bring your own seating and a picnic for this free performance sponsored by Town Hall Theater. CPO is a resident company of Town Hall Theater. The musicians of the Champlain Philharmonic come from diverse backgrounds, but all share a passionate love of music making. Seating is limited, More info and registration at townhalltheater.org.

“Sophie’s Choice” on screen in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. The final film in the 2022 MNFF Sunset series Streep Week features Meryl Streep in the title role of this film adapted from William Styron’s novel. Series pass $60. Advance single night tickets $13, available at townhalltheater.org. $15 at the door.

Monday, Aug. 8

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

74th Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-late. Fairground, Route 17. Come to the area’s best county fair, which showcases agricultural, craft and culinary artistry. Plus midway rides.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

74th Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m.-late. Fairground, Route 17. Come to the area’s best county fair, which showcases agricultural, craft and culinary artistry. Fun on the midway rides.

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 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.

Red Hot Juba in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. They’re red hot! Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. Free.

Thursday, Aug. 11

Green Mountain Club hike in Charlotte. Thursday, Aug. 11, Mt. Philo. Full moon hike up trail and down road with picnic, easy. Contact Ken Corey at kac4964@gmail.com for information or to register. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

74th Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Thursday, Aug. 11, 8 a.m.-late. Fairground, Route 17. Come to the area’s best county fair, which showcases agricultural, craft and culinary artistry. Ferris wheel and other midway rides.

Friday Aug. 12

Green Mountain Club hike in Monkton. Friday, Aug. 12, Raven Ridge Loop. Raven Ridge Natural Area is a Nature Conservancy property. This moderate hike features valley views and geological formations. The 2.2-mile loop starts at a boardwalk, follows a woodsy loop trail that ascends to a viewpoint on a west-facing ridge. Wear appropriate clothing; bring water, snack and hiking poles if desired. Limited to 10 participants. Contact leader Ruth Penfield at ruthpenfield@gmail.com or 860-214-4180 to register and for meeting time and possible carpooling from the Middlebury area. More at gmcbreadloaf.org.

74th Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Friday, Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-late. Fairground, Route 17. Come to the area’s best county fair, which showcases agricultural, craft and culinary artistry. Amusements on the midway.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn, Old Chapel Rd. George Matthew Jr. will perform, Free and open to the public. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Point Counterpoint Music Camp faculty ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Meetinghouse, 853 Maple St. Music by Schumann and Leo Blanco (USA Premier) as part of Salisbury’s 42nd Summer Performance Series. Masks requested if not fully vaccinated. Free-will donation.

Big Apple Comics in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 12, 8:30-9:30 p.m., American Flatbread Pavilion, Marble Works. New York City-based standup comedian Tina Friml returns to her hometown, with her favorite fellow NYC comics in tow, to bring the laughs in this three-part summer comedy series under American Flatbread’s new pavilion. Free. Limited seating. More info and registration at townhalltheater.org.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Wildlife walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 13, 7-9 a.m., Otter View Park, corner of Weybridge St. and Pulp Mill Bridge Rd. Otter Creek Audubon and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to help survey birds and other wildlife at Otter View Park and the Hurd Grassland. Meet at Otter View Park parking area. Shorter and longer routes possible. Beginning birders are welcome. Come for all or part of the walk. Please bring a mask. For information call 802-388-1007 or 802-388-6019. 

74th Addison County Fair & Field Days in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-late. Fairground, Route 17. Come to the area’s best county fair, which showcases agricultural, craft and culinary artistry. Animals, rides, fireworks.

Dead Creek pollinator search in Addison. Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-noon, West Branch parking lot, Brilyea Rd. Join zoologist Mark Ferguson for a walk through a 2-acre patch of dense nesting cover and pollinator habitat to hunt for any and all pollinators that can be caught with a bug net. Learn about the diversity of insects that feed on and pollinate our plants, beyond bees and butterflies. Come prepared to walk on flat management roads and through tall vegetation and/or brush. Mosquitoes and ticks likely. Limited supply of nets. Bring your own if you have them. Hand lenses also recommended. Rain date Aug. 20. Open to 20 people of any age.

Kevin Kareckas in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park. Downtown Brandon Alliance brings you live solo performers every 2nd and 4th Saturdays through September.

Middlebury Community Music School concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m., Reference Room, Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. IPL is partnering with MCMC for free concerts in the library. Musician will be either teachers or students from MCMC.

“Blood and Sand” silent film in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square. Starring Rudolph Valentino in his first starring role, as a sexy bullfighter in this romantic thriller. Live music for each silent film program will be provided by Jeff Rapsis, a composer who specializes in scoring and presenting silent films. Admission is free; donations are welcome to help support ongoing Town Hall renovation efforts.

Middlebury Jazz Collective in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 13, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m., Swift House Inn, 25 Stewart Ln. Miles Donahue Quartet performs two sets. Performances take place outdoors under the tent.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Vermont Sun Triathlon events in Salisbury. Saturday, August 14, 8:30 a.m., Branbury State Park, Route 53. The Vermont Sun Triathlon, a 600-yard swim/14-mile Bike/3.1-mile run. More info and registration at www.vermontsuntriathlonseries.com. Registration/bib pick-up online or 6:25-7:45 a.m. at Branbury State Park on race morning.

Pie and Ice Cream Social in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1-4 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. Celebrate summer with Rokeby’s Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social. As in previous years, there will be yards and yards of homemade pies along with ice cream. Live music, raffle prizes, croquet, and badminton on the back lawns. The Museum is open for free during the Social.

Monday, Aug. 15

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 15, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

City Band in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., on the green. Free.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Outdoor Story time in Ferrisburgh. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 3:30 p.m., Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7. The Bixby Library and Rokeby Museum presents the final of three free story times and sing-alongs outside on the Rokeby lawn. The theme is Farming and Feasting. Admission to Rokeby on Tuesdays after 1 p.m. is pay what you can. Come early and explore the exhibits, trails, and Storywalk!

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Town Band performs in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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.

Blood Root Gap in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. Bluegrass to charm the soul. Bring a chair or a blanket for listenin’ or nappin’ and your fingers and toes for snappin’ and tappin’. Free. 

Thursday, Aug. 18

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

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.

Art opening in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery on the Green, 6 Merchants Row. An opening reception for Rory Jackson’s solo exhibition. Art of Edgewater’s Plein Air weekend event.

Art opening in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, One Mill St. Row. An opening reception for Betsy Silverman and Rachel Wilcox’s two person-show. Part of Edgewater’s Plein Air weekend event. 

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.

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. 

“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.

“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.“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.

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

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

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

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

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.

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.

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.

Friday, Aug. 26

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

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.

Vergennes Day in Vergennes. Saturday, Aug. 27, downtown. Take part in the Little City’s annual family-friendly heritage celebration.

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

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.

Sunday, Aug. 28

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

Monday, Aug. 29

Music Monday in Bristol. Monday, Aug. 29, 5 p.m., on the green. Head to the town green for al fresco dining and bar from 3 Squares Cafe, Lulu Ice Cream, Crooked Ladle Catering, Pavlov’s Dogs and South Mountain Crepes. Stay for the live music from 6-8 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 31

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

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

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

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 24.

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.

“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

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.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Harvest Festival in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 24

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

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

Sunday, Oct. 16

Inaugural Middlebury Car Show and Fall Festival. Sunday, Oct. 16.

Saturday, Oct. 22

“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.

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

Sarah King in Goshen. Friday, July 1, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 1, 6 p.m., Middlebury College Chapel lawn.

High Summer in New Haven. Friday, July 1, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, July 4, 7 p.m., on the green.

Extra Stout in Brandon. Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 6, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Thursday, July 7, 1 Basin Rd.

Michelle Fay Band in Goshen. Thursday, July 7, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Friday, July 8, 1 Basin Rd.

The Traveling Middleburys in Goshen. Friday, July 8, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 8, 6 p.m., Middlebury Chapel lawn.

Mukana in New Haven. Friday, July 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

Will Reed in Brandon. Saturday, July 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park.

Middlebury Community Music School concert in Middlebury. Saturday, July 9, 1 p.m., Ilsley Public Library.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Saturday, July 9, 1 Basin Rd.

Bach Bash in Granville. Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m., Granville Town Hall.

Champlain Trio in Rochester. Sunday, July 10, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church.

Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon. Sunday, July 10, 1 Basin Rd.

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band in Middlebury. Sunday, July 10, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Bruce Molsky in Middlebury. Monday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the town green.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, July 11, 7 p.m., on the green.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem in Middlebury. Monday, July 11, 8:30 p.m., on the town green.

Vermont Folklife Center Traditional Arts Showcase in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m., on the town green.

É.T.É. in Middlebury. Tuesday, July 12, 8:30 p.m., on the town green.

The Silverbacks in Brandon. Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 13, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Radio Free Honduras in Middlebury. Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Jon Gailmor in Middlebury. Thursday, July 14, noon, on the green.

Reggie Harris in Middlebury. Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m., on the town green. 

Damn Tall Buildings in Middlebury. Thursday, July 14, 8:30 p.m., on the town green.

Middlebury Community Music Center’s Steel Drum Camp Band in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, noon, on the town green.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, 6 p.m., Middlebury Chapel lawn.

Oshima Brothers in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, 7 p.m., on the town green.

Point Counterpoint Chamber Players in Salisbury. Friday, July 15, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse.

CFI, featuring George Walker Petit in Middlebury. Friday, July 15, 8:30 p.m., on the town green. 

Vermont Jazz Ensemble in Middlebury. Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m., Main St.

Uncle Joe in Cornwall. Sunday, July 17, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, July 18, 7 p.m., on the green.

Enerjazz in Brandon. Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 20, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 22, 6 p.m., Middlebury Chapel lawn.

Dick Forman and Glendon Ingalls in Salisbury. Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse.

John Gailmor in New Haven. Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m., Addison County Fairgrounds.

Moose Jr. in New Haven. Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m., Addison County Fairgrounds.

Silas McPrior in Brandon. Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park.

The Heiland in Rochester. Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m., Rochester Federated Church.

Gumbo YaYa in Cornwall. Sunday, July 24, 5-7 p.m., 14 Audet Rd.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, July 25, 7 p.m., on the green.

Deb Brisson and the Hayburners in Brandon. Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, July 27, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Swing Noire in Goshen. Friday, July 29, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, July 29, 6 p.m., Middlebury Chapel lawn.

Atlantic Crossing in Salisbury. Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m., Salisbury Meetinghouse.

L.C. Jazz Dance Band in Brandon. Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m., Brandon Town Hall.

Blues without Borders in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn. 

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Zoe FitzGerald Carter in Goshen. Friday, Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m., Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center.

Aída O’Brien in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 5, 4-7 p.m., Sheldon Museum.

Carillon concert in Middlebury. Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m., Middlebury Chapel lawn.

Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra in New Haven. Saturday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., on the green.

Red Hot Juba in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

Point Counterpoint Music Camp faculty ensemble in Salisbury. Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Meetinghouse.

Kevin Kareckas in Brandon. Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kennedy Park.

Middlebury Community Music School concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m., Ilsley Public Library.

City Band performance in Vergennes. Monday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., on the green.

Blood Root Gap in Brandon. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m., behind the Brandon Inn.

Bristol Town Band in Bristol. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., town green.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Addison Independent will be closed on Monday, July 4th. The newspaper will be published on Thursday, as usual.