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September 2014
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Events for September 2014
4 Northeast Kingdom Chorus resumes rehearsals
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Hazen Union H.S. auditorium
Description: The Northeast Kingdom Chorus will resume rehearsals on Thursday, Sept. 4th, and on subsequent Thursdays all fall. Concerts will be held in December. Our director is Lynn McKinney from Cabot, and the accompanist is Karen Miller of East Hardwick. We welcome new members in all parts. Come join us--it's fun! For more information, call Lisa Reynolds at 472-6795.
5 Center for an Agricultural Economy open house
Time: 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: free, open to the public
Location: 140 Junction Road, Hardwick VT
Description: The Join us! The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick is having an open house on September 5 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tours of the commercial kitchens will be available, and entrepreneurs who have started their food businesses at CAE or used its services will be on hand with samples and products for sale. Among the small businesses are Vermont Kale Chips, Wood's Edge Pesto, Tom Knows Salsa, Vermont Chevon (goat meat), Vermont Food Group veggie burgers, lemonade made of Sumptuous Syrups, and Switchel, a modernized old-fashioned farm energy drink. Equipment to see includes a new filler and capper machine to help make production of Switchel and other bottled products easier and more efficient. There will also be music, and staff will be on hand with information about CAE's three main areas of work. These include activities and services for entrepreneurs at the Vermont Food Venture Center. CAE also does minimal processing of local vegetables for schools, hospitals, and other local markets. CAE is also dedicated to community health and education projects. Grow Your Own is a project with the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and Northest Kingdom Kids on the Move which offers free workshops on gardening, cooking and preserving food. CAE also works with Hardwick Elementary School to bolster its sustainable food systems. The CAE office and kitchens are located at 140 Junction Road in Hardwick. For more information, contact CAE at (802) 472-5362 or e-mail
7 Tomato/Garlic Tasting and Farm Tour at Peace of Earth Farm
Time: 1-4pm
Price: free
Location: 43 West Griggs Rd Albany, VT
Description: All are welcome to stop by for our 2nd annual tomato and garlic tasting event September 7, 1-4pm, free. We'll have around 12 varieties of tomatoes and 6 varieties of garlic for sampling and evaluation. We'll also offer a guided tour starting at 2:00pm. For directions and more info about the farm visit, call 802-755-6336 or email
7 AWARE 30th Anniversary Celebraton
Time: noon-4:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Falls, 2259 Craftsbury Road, Hardwick, VT
Description: BBQ, Music by Granite Junction, Fun for the whole family!
Extra Info: Contact AWARE 472-6463 for more information.
8 AARP Smart Driver Class at Copley Hospital
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Price: $15.00 AARP Members and $20.00 Non-Members
Description: Cars, traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day have changed. Copley Hospital and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are pleased to offer a Smart Driver Safety Class on Monday September 8th. This one day, four-hour class will be held in the Stevens Conference Room at Copley Hospital (2nd floor at the Copley Health Center Building). The program is designed to help drivers age 50 and older improve their driving skills.
Extra Info: To register, or for more information, contact Copley Hospital’s Wellness Center at 888-8369 or online at
11 Craftsbury Solar Tracker Ribbon Cutting
Time: 5:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Town Garage, Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Lisa Sammet, Secretary Craftsbury Energy Committee 147a Creek Rd Craftsbury, VT 05826 8002-586-7533 Press Release: Craftsbury The Town of Craftsbury is now producing electricity! The Craftsbury Energy Committee and town officials are holding a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 PM at the Town Garage on Creek Rd in Craftsbury. The Town’s solar tracker was installed in August and is producing one third of the town’s electricity. The data from the tracker will be available on the website of All Earth Renewables. At last March's Town Meeting the voters of Craftsbury approved using the Good Neighbor Funds to install a solar tracker for the town. The Good Neighbor Funds come from Green Mountain Power because of Craftsbury’s location within the view shed of their Lowell Mountain Wind project. Local and state officials have been invited. There will be a little music and a few words about the project plus food and beverages. Curious people are encouraged to come and ask questions about the system.
Extra Info: For more information call the Chair of the Craftsbury Energy Committee: Amelia Fritz at 586-2887.
13 Opening party for "Into The Woods"- works in wood, of wood, and about woods.
Time: 3 p.m to 5 p.m
Price: Free
Location: Miller's Thumb Gallery
Description: Opening party for "Into The Woods"- works in wood, of wood, and about woods at the Miller's Thumb Gallery. The Vermont forests come indoors with work across a variety of media. Join us for food, live music, and lively conversations with the artists!
Extra Info: Miller's Thumb Gallery 14 Breezy Ave. Greensboro, VT. 05841 Contact: (802)-533-2045 or
17 logo Book to Film: Moshin Hamid's book: THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library
Description: The book unfolds as a monologue that Changez delivers to a mysterious American operative over dinner at a Lahore, Pakistan, cafe. Before 9/11, Princeton graduate Changez is on top of the world: recruited by an elite New York financial company, infatuated with Erica, a fellow Princeton graduate pining for her dead boyfriend. After the towers fall his co-workers become markedly less affable as his beard grows in ("a form of protest," he says), upset by his adopted country's "growing and self-righteous rage," slacks off at work and is fired. A thought-provoking book looking at 9/11 through other eyes.
Extra Info: Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Have some popcorn and cider and discussion after the film. For more info call 72-5948.
20 logo Woodchuck's Revenge play at The Music Box in Craftsbury
Time: 8 PM
Price: $10 general, $8 seniors and students
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Formed in front of the fire on a winter's night in 1990, Woodchucks' Revenge brings together as a performing group three friends who have combined their lifelong love of music to offer their audiences an eclectic and refreshing mix of traditional and contemporary folksongs played with spirit and an old time country sensibility. The quartet includes Peter Cady on guitar, and, infrequently, bass, Kristina Cady plays fiddle and bass, Sandy Morse on guitar, mandolin, and banjo; and Mike Lussen (after 27 years with Woods Tea Company) plays banjo, tenor and six-string guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, and bohdran. The Woodchucks' repertoire, which has been described as encyclopedic, ranges from New England fiddle tunes to modern cowboy songs, from Irish ballads to 60's folk, blues and bluegrass. Songs about Vermont, mountains, and life in New England are staple of the group's performances, along with a healthy dose of humor and a small but growing number of originals. The Woodchucks have performed throughout Vermont and the adjoining states and in Wyoming and Montana... at colleges and community events and festivals, in coffehouses and summer concert series, country fairs and bluegrass festivals as well as the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA), and the Northeast Music, Arts and Dance Festival (NOMAD). They have performed on Public Radio in Vermont and New York, as well as local access television. Their audiences have included students, seniors, visitors to Vermont, historical reenactors, and folk music fans of all ages. Find out lots more about them at
Extra Info: For more information go to or call 586-7533.
21 HAM DINNER with Live Music with Bernie and Linda Lussier & Friends
Time: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Fatima Church, 21 Creek Road Craftsbury, VT
Extra Info: Hosted by Catholic Financial Life Chapter N443 - Saint Jean-Hardwick, VT in partnership with Our Lady of Fatima Altar Society. Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit Our Lady of Fatima Maintenance
21 Food Preservation Party!
Time: 1-5pm
Price: by donation
Location: Wheelock Mountain Farm, Wheelock
Description: Preservation Party 2014! Join the Swap Sisters for an afternoon of workshops, tasting, and swapping. September 21, at Wheelock Mountain Farm. The day will focus on all things related to food preservation. Workshops are sure to include information about fermenting, pickling and canning. Other workshops may include cheese making, making hard cider or mead, and how to use all the parts of a chicken! The final workshop offerings are still being worked out. Workshops run from 1-5pm, then we break out the samples for happy hour. Everyone is welcome to bring something homemade to share for sampling- beverages or food. At the happy hour we'll also do a "culture swap". If you have extra cultures such as kefir grains, yogurt culture, kombucha mother, vinegar mother, sourdough....bring some along to share. Please accompany your culture with a label and brief directions. Childcare is provided, but must be registered for in advance, call 533-9929. The event is by donation- sliding scale $5-$25. Find good directions to Wheelock Mountain Farm at For more information contact us at
24 Free Introductory Lecture On How to Grow Healthy Soil
Time: 6:30-8:30
Price: free
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church St., East Hardwick, VT
Description: Would you like to learn how to grow more nutritious food without pests and diseases plaguing your garden? Would you like be a part of sequestrating carbon while gardening? If you answered yes to either or both of these, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 24th from 6:30-8:30. The Buffalo Mountain Co-op will be sponsoring an introductory lecture at the East Hardwick Grange about how to build a highly functioning, biological system in the soil to grow healthy food. Dan Kittredge from the Bionutrient Food Association will give an overview of how to grow more vibrant food with higher yields and less disease and pest pressure. If you’re passionate about growing your own, then you don’t want to miss this lecture. Dan’s presentation is highly informative, inspiring, and humorous! The lecture is a lead up to a 2 day intensive that Dan will present at the East Hardwick Grange on Oct.24th and 25th. Some local folks will be on hand to talk about a newly forming BFA Chapter in the Hardwick area.
Extra Info: For more info please contact Frey Ellis at the Buffalo Mountain Coop at 472-6020 or
24 Atkins Field Public Forum
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Price: free, open to the public
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Atkins Field Public Forum September 24 The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) will hold a public forum on September 24 about the future of Atkins Field. At this forum, the Atkins Field Steering Committee will present the results of surveys done over the spring and summer, which show definite trends. The committee has drafted two potential Concept drawings - maps for uses of the 15-acre historic property. Atkins Field is owned by CAE. It is host to the Hardwick Farmers Market, Hardwick Community Gardens, Springfest and other community events. The forum will be at the Hardwick Town House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, see the CAE website, contact CAE Executive Director Sarah Waring at , or call (802) 472-5362. - from CAE