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April 2014
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Events for April 2014
2 logo OPEN STAGE FOR POETS For National Poetry Month at Jeudevine Library
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Come celebrate the art of poetry read out loud! Jeudevine Memorial Library hosts an Open Stage For Poets on Wed. April 2 at 7 PM at the library. Poets will sign-up when they arrive. Each poet gets a 5 minute slot. After every poet has read, if there is enough time, each poet will get to read again. There will be light refreshments.
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.
5 logo The Buskers play at The Music Box
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $10 general, $8 students and seniors, kids free
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: The Buskers are “Folk impurists” with a smart, distinct voice and a kitchen sink repertoire of influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, “The Buskers tap the street music tradition for which they are named, then go much farther, with serious musicianship, a sense of humor, and energy to burn.” (Weirs Times) Their sound is defined by deep respect for the craft of songwriting and arranging and a shared love for the inventive possibilities of improvisation. The trio includes Craig Jaster, Kathy (KZ) Sommer and Craig Jaster (piano, bass, accordion, vocals) has played professionally since age 15. He has played jazz with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi and Big Joe Burrell and opened for The Yellowjackets, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, and the late great Ray Charles. He has also recorded with many New Hampshire artists. including Rik Pfenninger and Sweet, Hot & Sassy, as well as a CBS TV production of the play On Golden Pond. He taught jazz piano at Plymouth State College from 1999 to 2004, and is currently Performing Arts Department Head at the Sant Bani School, an independent K-12 school in Sanbornton, NH. Kathy (KZ) Sommer (acoustic & electric violins, mandolin, vocals) has studied with latin jazz maestro Eddie Palmieri, the Turtle Island String Quartet, national fiddlers Matt Glaser, Mark O’Connor, Jay Ungar, and mandolinist Peter Ostroushko. She lived in New Hampshire for many years, where she played and recorded with the swing band Sweet, Hot & Sassy, played for contra and square dances, taught violin and gave fiddle workshops. Since moving to northern New York State in 2004, when not touring with The Buskers, she plays freelance with a number of area bluegrass and jazz musicians. Paul Hubert (guitar and vocals) has toured extensively as a solo artist and singer/songwriter, plus with various bands since 1973. He played with the rock group White Light and the Marty and Paul Show in the 80’s. In the 90’s he was with the new age group Earth Ecos. He also plays the trombone with a central NH wind band, the Baker Valley band. Paul has an ongoing relationship with the New Hampshire Very Special Arts program. His day job is teaching music at the Andover, NH Elementary/Middle School. Find out more and listen to some tunes at www.thebuskers.com.
Extra Info: More info at www.themusicboxvt.org or 586-7533.
6 Cabin Fever Jam & Benefit
Time: 1-5
Price: $10 suggested donation
Location: K of C Hall, Rte 14, Hardwick
Description: HAVE A GREAT TIME AND HELP OUT A LOCAL BUSINESS COUPLE: Cabin Fever Jam & Benefit for Alan and Mary Gagnon. Featuring – Davie and the Dreamers (swing & jazz) – Krazy Kountry (country dance band) – David Rowell (of the Radio Rangers) – Jim Pitman (steel player for Stone Cold Roosters) Dave Gaillard, Andy Gagnon, Professor Fairbanks, and Larry Beaudry. Backstory: Alan and Mary have been unable to run their business (Gagnon’s Video) for several months due to health reasons (Alan has a diabetic ulcer – and has needed hospitalization a few times and then Mary fell on the ice and broke her leg).
Extra Info: More Information: Larry & Lynne Beaudry 802-472-5188
6 Buffalo Mountain Food Coop's Annual Meeting
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Hazen Union School
Description: Potluck Dinner and Dessert (pasta, salad and garlic bread will be provided) followed by Annual Report by the Board, Creating a Shared Vision of Our Coop's Future, Board Election Results, Raffle Drawings and socializing with your neighbors.
Extra Info: Working Members Needed! Helping out at Annual Meeting is a great way to get a bunch of hours done in one fell-swoop. Food prep and clean-up are in big demand. Sign up at the register or contact Rachel outreach@buffalomountaincoop.org if you are interested.
8 logo Poetry Open Mic Night
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: In celebration of National Poetry Month, we are hosting a poetry open mic night on Tuesday, April 8th. There is no need to pre-register, but based on an estimated number of participants, we ask that you choose a selection of writing that will take no more than 6-8 minutes to read aloud.
Non-writers are also welcome! Join the audience in discovering some of our hidden local talents.

Extra Info: Call 802-472-5533
8 logo Author Talk with Jane Buchan at Jeudevine Library
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Jane Buchan's novel, UNDER THE MOON, is set in a retirement home in the early 1980’s. Edna, the main character, hates conformity after a shocking event she is led inevitably to understand what it means to be old in a culture that fears death and hates old age. Jane will read from her book, then take questions and open a discussion of elder care in our society. Jane Buchan is currently writing and teaching at the Community College of Vermont. She hopes that this 30th Anniversary Edition of her hovel will inspire more people to become involved in transforming our attitudes to aging and old age. To learn more about Jane and her approach to inspired aging, visit her website and blog at www.winterblooms.net.
Extra Info: Light refreshments will be served. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
10 Scooling the World film screening and discussion
Time: 7pm
Price: free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply disturbing look at the effects of modern education on the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures. The film examines the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, which overtly aim to help children “escape” to a “better life” – despite mounting evidence of the environmental, social, and mental health costs of our own modern consumer lifestyles, from epidemic rates of childhood depression and substance abuse to pollution and climate change. Beautifully shot in one of the most remote parts of the world, the film offers us here in Vermont an opportunity to rethink many of our own assumptions about schooling and modern education.
Extra Info: snacks provided
10 East Coast Swing Dance classes
Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Price: by donation to pay the teacher and give $ to the grange
Location: East Hardwick Grange Hall
Description: East Coast Swing Dance lessons! The last beginner class offered will be this Thursday April 10. The following classes build on this one.
11 logo Ballet Wolcott Old Shoes/Boots Fundraising Drive Continues
Time: April-June 2014
Price: no fee
Location: Craftsbury, Wolcott, Morrisville
Description: Ballet Wolcott is almost at its goal for finishing its Shoe and Boot Fundraising Drive. Old shoes and boots are being sent to Africa where they are refurbished and distributed to local small businesses to resell for profit margin. The families that sell these shoes are families that have little to no income or livelihood. It represents micro-enterprise opportunities and for many , possibly the only chance for self-sustainability. So, now that it is Spring and time to clean out closets and mud rooms , please consider recycling your old shoes and boots at the following drop-off sites: Craftsbury General Store, Wolcott Town Hall and Offices, Wolcott United Methodist Church, Hannafords , Bees Knees, Puffer Untied Methodist Church, Mud City Kids, and Morristown Town Offices @Tegu Building. Ballet Wolcott is ending its goal for shoe and boot collection and thanks all of you! for helping us meet our drive deadline and goals.
Extra Info: More information, balletwolcott.com (click on Newsletter in menu) or 802-888-5891 ext.2
12 Contra Dance Hardwick
Time: 5:30 Potluck; 6:30 Dance
Price: Admission by sliding scale individuals $5-15; families $10-2
Location: Caledonia Grange #9 -- East Hardwick
Description: Traditional New England Contra Dance as part of Hardwick's Second Saturdays dance series. Local favorites American Toad will pamper dancers with fine old time fiddle tunes. Dancers who bring their own plates and utensils along with their potluck dish get bragging rights and gold forehead stars.
Extra Info: The Caledonia Grange is the oldest continuously operated grange in Vermont. Come add a new chapter to its history with us. For questions or to volunteer, contact Alana at 472-5584
12 logo Intergenerational Astronomy Workshop
Time: 3:00PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation and the Craftsbury Public Library are excited to present “Building Community through Astronomy: Intergenerational STEM Learning” at the Craftsbury Public Library on Saturday, April 12, at 3:00- 4:30PM. Families, grandparents, and adults without children are welcome to attend this fun program, which will be presented by astronomy educators from the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation. Younger children and their accompanying adults will learn about astronomy together through fun, age appropriate activities for kids while also addressing science and learning topics that will interest the adults. Families with teens and unaccompanied adults will work together to build a Galileoscope while learning about tabletop optics. The Galileoscope will be added to the library collection and will be available for checkout. Weather permitting, there will also be a solar telescope set up for participants to view the sun through. This event, sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation, is free and open to the public. For more information contact the library 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.
13 logo SHIPWRECKS OF LAKE CHAMPLAIN, a Vermont Humanities Council program
Time: 2 PM
Price: Sponsored by Friends of Jeudevine Memorial Library, Free!
Location: AT THE MEMORIAL BUILDING: Parking and access for people with disabilities at the side entrance (the
Description: With over 300 wrecks in its dark, cold waters, Lake Champlain has witnessed feat of heroism and terrible tragedies. Adam Kane of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum relates some of Lake Champlain’s most harrowing shipwreck stories from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Take a memorable tour through slides, drawings, and video of what lies beneath the waves. Adam Kane is executive director of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. He was previously an underwater archaeologist at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Ferrisburg. Trained at Texas A&M University’s Nautical Archaeology Program, he helped direct the Maritime Museum’s many underwater archaeology projects. His book, The Western River Steamboat, was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2004.
Extra Info: There will be light refreshments. Kids and Teens are encouraged to come! For more information call the library at 72-5948.
16 logo Sardinia: The Face of Agriculture
Time: 7:00PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Mark Dunbar traveled to Sardinia in February to visit his daughter who is studying abroad this year. With decades of dairy farming in Vermont behind him, Mark's observations and comparisons to our farming climate are well informed and thought provoking. Add to that the beautiful images of a small, agricultural island community in the Mediterranean, and the result will be an informative and entertaining evening! Mark will share his photographs and observations at the Craftsbury Public Library on Wednesday, April 16, at 7PM. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683, or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.
18 Homeschooling & Natural Parenting
Time: 7pm
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Homeschooling & Natural Parenting presentation and conversation with Oak Meadow Homeschool Teacher Amy Fredland Join us to talk about homeschooling, child development, parenting, children in nature, and Waldorf education. Bring your questions and inspirations. Amy will offer some tools and tips on child observation and teacher tools for setting up the physical space, organizing the weekly schedule etc.
Extra Info: Amy Fredland has happily supported children and families for over a decade. She is a K-8 teacher for Oak Meadow School, where she supports families from around the world on their unique homeschooling journeys. She carried a class from grades 1-4 at the Monadnock Waldorf School in Keene, NH where she also facilitated an outdoor Parent/Child group. Amy completed the Sophia's Hearth Family Center's Birth-3 Professional Training. This is also where she currently leads an outdoor Parent/Child group (Seasons), facilitates a Parent Discussion series (Feeling Frazzled), and leads a monthly family nature walk (Wonder of the Woods). She lives in Keene, NH with her husband and their two very active young boys
22 logo Poetry Reading by David Dillon & Jody Gladding
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us for a special poetry reading by David Dillon and Jody Gladding on April 22nd.
David Dillon recently published a collection entitled From the Porch. His poem "Northeast Kingdom Wind Song" was chosen as the winning entry in the Chickadee Chaps and Broads Second Annual Letterpress Broadside Contest.
Jody Gladding, the poet who selected Dillon's work for the prize, described it as "full of the elemental energy that is the storm." She added, "I like all its verbs, I like being thrown by the reference to a Costa Rican resort, I like it that the wind is female. As the poem says, 'this song rouses all.'"
Gladding is also celebrating the publication of new work--her third volume of poetry, Translations from Bark Beetle. Gladding is a translator as well as an award-winning poet. Her translations include The Serpent of Stars, by Jean Giono, and Small Lives, by Pierre Michon.

Extra Info: Call 802-472-5533
23 logo Book To Film Series: The American by Martin Booth (Originally titled: A Very Private Gentleman).
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 N. Main St, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past. Pick up copies of the book at the library. Popcorn and cider will be served at the program.
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.
24 Supporting Your Family with Natural Health
Time: 7pm
Price: Free and Open to the Public
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Judy Jarvis will cover common conditions, such as allergies, ear aches, teething, coughs, chicken pox, etc. She will discuss first aid and using homeopathic remedies, cell salts, essential oils, and hydrosols to support the health and well being of your family. We will start with getting a sense of how familiar participants are with remedies and how they work. Judy will cover what to expect and how long to wait before giving the remedy again or changing the remedy. Essential oils are amazing for relieving stress and pain. Judy will bring several oils for you to smell and show you specific places to put the oils so they are most effective in calming down the nervous system. There will be resources that she has found very helpful for you to look at. If people are interested in ordering a homeopathic kit she can help you figure that out. Judy Jarvis is a certified Homeopathic and Heilkunst practitioner who has had a family practice in East Hardwick for 6 years. She has recently studied with Peter Holmes and Tiffany Pollard on Aroma Acupoint therapy, which uses specific oils on acupuncture points to facilitate the tonifying or sedating of the organs and meridians.
Extra Info: for more information call 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com
26-27 logo Babysitter Training COurse
Time: 9AM-12PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Craftsbury Public LIbrary will be hosting a Red Cross Babysitter's Training Course. The training is fun and fast paced with hands on activities, exciting videos, role plays and lively discussions. This is a FREE program open to children 11-15 yrs offered by the American Red Cross. The session will be held April 26th and 27th 9am-12 noon each day. Students will receive take home training materials and a training certificate from the American Red Cross. Pre- Registration is required. Class is limited to 12 students. Sign up early. Call the library at 586-9683 or email jenmckcraftsburylib@gmail.com
26 logo LIBRARY ASTRONOMY EVENT: “Building Community through Astronomy: Intergenerational STEM Learning”
Time: 3 PM
Price: Free, sponsored by Jeudevine Memorial Library
Location: AT THE MEMORIAL BUILDING: Parking and access for people with disabilities at the side entrance (the
Description: Get a guide to the stars at the free Jeudevine Library Astronomy event on April 26, Saturday at 3 PM. The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation (NKAF) will work with all ages in their program: “Building Community through Astronomy: Intergenerational STEM Learning.” Younger children and their accompanying adults will learn about astronomy together through fun, age appropriate activities for kids while also addressing science and learning topics that will interest the adults. Families with teens and unaccompanied adults will work together to build a Galileoscope while learning about tabletop optics. The Galileoscope will be added to the library collection and will be available for checkout. Weather permitting, there will also be a solar telescope set up for participants to view the sun through. Learn about the planets and our solar system with local amateur astronomers from the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham and area teachers. NKAF’s mission is to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by promoting the study of astronomy by students and the public. This event, sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation, is free and open to the public.
Extra Info: The program will be held at the Memorial Building across from the library at 20 Church St. in Hardwick. Parking and access for people with disabilities at the side entrance (the former Police Dept. entrance). For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
26 logo LIBRARY ASTRONOMY EVENT: “Building Community through Astronomy: Intergenerational STEM Learning”
Time: 3 PM
Price: Free, sponsored by Jeudevine Memorial Library
Location: AT THE MEMORIAL BUILDING: Parking and access for people with disabilities at the side entrance
Description: Get a guide to the stars at the free Jeudevine Library Astronomy event on April 26, Saturday at 3 PM. The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation (NKAF) will work with all ages in their program: “Building Community through Astronomy: Intergenerational STEM Learning.” Younger children and their accompanying adults will learn about astronomy together through fun, age appropriate activities for kids while also addressing science and learning topics that will interest the adults. Families with teens and unaccompanied adults will work together to build a Galileoscope while learning about tabletop optics. The Galileoscope will be added to the library collection and will be available for checkout. Weather permitting, there will also be a solar telescope set up for participants to view the sun through. Learn about the planets and our solar system with local amateur astronomers from the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham and area teachers. NKAF’s mission is to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by promoting the study of astronomy by students and the public. This event, sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation, is free and open to the public.
Extra Info: The program will be held at the Memorial Building across from the library at 20 Church St. in Hardwick. Parking and access for people with disabilities at the side entrance (the former Police Dept. entrance). For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
27 logo Self-Publishing: Finding Your Own Path
Time: 7:00PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: With forty years of wilderness canoe trips as his subject, Dave Brown has amassed an extraordinary collection of photographs of a world few people have the opportunity to see. His slideshows have a large and loyal following, but until recently, most of his photographs have only occasionally been shared with a wider audience. With the advent of digital photography and self-publishing opportunities, Dave Brown began a new project to make his photographs more widely available. He approached this project as he does any other project, with a methodical intent to master the skills necessary to do the highest quality work possible. In addition to combing through his multitude of photographs, he also researched self-publishing companies, and learned about layout and design. For over a year he gathered the material, chose his publisher, and designed a photography book to showcase some of his favorite images from his many trips. The result is a beautiful work of art. His project complete, Dave Brown will share his experience in learning the ins and outs of self-publishing with the community at the Craftsbury Public Library on Sunday, April 27 at 7PM. Dave will be joined by Stark Biddle, who has also used a self-publishing company to produce two books for his family, one a memoir and one a travel book. Stark's book was mostly text, and Dave's book was mostly photographs, so although they used the same publishing company, their process was different to produce the work they wanted. All three books will be available for viewing during the program. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.