Activities around town for Aug. 27

Listen to old time singing. Round out your summer with an entertaining and enlightening program of Vermont songs this coming Sunday, Aug. 30, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the Vergennes Green. Well-known singer (and Vermont Public Radio host) Linda Radtke will sing and talk about Vermont songs from the sheet music collection at the Vermont History Center. She will be accompanied by pianist Ernest Drown. Of special local interest, the program will include Vergennes resident Edwina Flint’s “Visit Vermont,” Paulin … (read more)

Activities for Aug. 20, 2020

Get Sewing. The Sewing Lab at The Makery has reopened to the public and the first two sessions have already filled up. Faith and Wendy will be in the lab on Thursdays evenings, Sept. 3 and 10, so register to go in and and use the machines, tools and table … (read more)

Activities around town for Aug. 13

Celebrate local lit. Zig Zag Lit Mag will hold a dual release party for Issue.8 and Issue.9 outdoors at Kèsin Gardens, 932 Forrest Road, West Bridport, on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2-4 p.m. Activities include a reading, and both issues will be for sale for $ … (read more)

Activities around town for Jul. 30

Join a digital book discussion. The Vermont Humanities Council continues its digital offerings with a book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen on Friday, July 31, at 4:30 p.m. Part of the Border Crossing series. “Refugees” is a book of short st … (read more)

Activities around town for Jul. 23

View archived performances. Mahaney Arts Center at Middlebury College has created the Digital Stages project — performances drawn from their archives, sometimes with live watch parties, sometimes with video, sometimes just audio, representing a variety of … (read more)

Activities around town for Jul. 16

Connect with a hunting mentor. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering a new way for Vermonters to get started hunting through its recently established mentorship program, “Learn to Hunt: Mentor Meet-Ups.” The free, interactive, two-part prog … (read more)

Activities around town for Jul. 9

Make It Together: Book of Letters. Make your own memory book, to read now and later. Materials: •  3 envelopes  •  Paper •  Glue •  Scissors •  A piece of string or ribbon Directions:  You can glue your envelopes together like a fan or you can keep them s … (read more)

Activities around town for Jul. 2

Hear live outdoor music. JazzEssentials, a jazz trio born in COVID-19 quarantine playing favorites from the Great American Songbook, will perform at the front entrance of the Middlebury Community Music Center — the big yellow building across Main Street f … (read more)

Activities around town for Jun. 25

Make It Together: Bubble Snake Blowers What you need: shallow container bubble solution plastic water bottle clean sock Directions: •  Pour your favorite bubble solution* into a shallow container. •  Cut the bottom from a plastic drink bottle — with grown … (read more)

Activities around town for Jun. 18

Dig in at a barbeque. The Bristol 4th of July Committee is hosting its annual chicken barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, June 27. The barbeque will take place at the Bristol American Legion and be conducted via drive-through pick-up. Just pull up and they’l … (read more)

Activities around town: June 4

Feel some gratitude. Salisbury Community School students have written words of gratitude on pieces of fabric and attached then to the fence outside the school. Principal Fernanda Canales is inviting Salisbury residents to take a look and add their own mes … (read more)

Activities around town for May 28

Visit virtual Edgewater Gallery. Both Edgewater Galleries in Middlebury are opening doors to the public under social distancing restrictions. For those still uncomfortable with venturing out in public, virtual exhibits will be available at edgewatergaller … (read more)

Activities around town for May 21

UVM’s Fleming Museum goes online. A new series of videos on the Fleming Museum’s website explores the work and life of American Modernist Wood Gaylor. Join exhibition curator Andrea Rosen and Curator of Education Alice Boone as they discuss the work of th … (read more)

Activities around town for May 14

Join a Craven Conversation. Join Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Artistic Director Jay Craven for a series of conversations with talented MNFF alumni, live on Zoom, beginning Friday, May 15, at 4 p.m. EDT with Jenifer McShane, the director of “Ernie & … (read more)

Activities around town for May 7

Submit your story. A highlight of the Sheldon Museum’s weekly e-newsletter update are images of the humorous, unique doll “The Man,” created by Middlebury artist and Sheldon Member Debbee Smith during her recent days of sheltering in place. The museum is … (read more)