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September 2016
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Events for September 2016
1 GAAR/The Mirror Theater's WRITERS FORUM 2016-Megan Mayhew Bergman (Birds of a lesser feather)
Time: 7pm
Price: Suggested donation $10
Location: Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: September 1st, Author Discussion: 7:00 PM @ Greensboro Free Library - Megan Mayhew Bergman (Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Almost Famous Women), Salon Contributor and Associate Director of Bennington College’s esteemed MFA Program
2-7 GAAR/The Mirror Theater's WRITERS FORUM 2016- Thomas Christopher Greene (Mirror Lake, The Headmaster’s Wife)
Time: 7pm
Price: suggested donation $10
Location: Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: September 2nd, Author Discussion: 7:00 PM @ Greensboro Free Library - Thomas Christopher Greene (Mirror Lake, The Headmaster’s Wife) esteemed novelist and Founder of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Thank you to the Greensboro Free Library, The Art House, Galaxy Bookshop, Highland Lodge, and Lakeview Inn for their generosity and support.
3 Grow Your Own gathering on basic canning
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for an Agricultural Economy, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick VT
Description: Grow Your Own (GYO) will host a gathering on the topic of basic canning with apples and possibly tomatoes on September 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy. Hardwick Area Food Pantry (HAFP) director Ruby Dale-Brown will lead the gathering. These events are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so a reservation is mandatory by September 1. To reserve a spot please call Ms. Dale-Brown at the pantry at 472-5940. Children are welcome. Please let us know if you will be bringing young children age six or younger. Door prizes and a shared meal. GYO is a project of the CAE and the HAFP and NEK Kids on the Move. For more information, e-mail Bethany Dunbar at
3-8 GAAR/The Mirror Theater's WRITERS FORUM 2016- POETRY SLAM ( Steven Willis)
Time: 7pm
Price: Suggested donation $10
Location: The Masonic Hall (in conjunction with The Art House)
Description: September 3rd, Poetry Slam and Open Mic: 7:00 PM @ The Masonic Hall (in conjunction with The Art House) - Poetry Slam featuring Steven Willis, esteemed slam poet and Finalist in the 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Thank you to the Greensboro Free Library, The Art House, Galaxy Bookshop, Highland Lodge, and Lakeview Inn for their generosity and support.
4 GAAR/The Mirror Theater's WRITERS FORUM 2016- Writing Workship (1pm) Closing Reception and Author Discussion (7pm)
Time: 1pm and 7pm
Price: suggested donation $10
Location: Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT 05841 and Lakeview Inn
Description: September 4th, Writing Workshop: 1:00 PM @ Greensboro Free Library - Workshop with Poet Julia Shipley (The Academy of Hay, Adam’s Mark), Contributing Editor of Yankee Magazine. September 4th, Closing Reception and Author Discussion: 7:00 PM @ Lakeview Inn -acclaimed poet Didi Jackson (Almost Animals), finalist for the 2015 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
Time: After School
Price: Check website for class tuitions
Location: Wolcott Town Hall
Description: Check out our website for a full list of classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults Year ends in May with performance of Snow White at JSC Debden Center for the Arts. Join us for a fun year of dance and making new friendships!
Extra Info: Wolcott Town Hall on Route 15 adjacent to Wolcott Post Office. Contact 802-888-5891 x2 for questions.
10 logo Books and Brunch: International Migrations to or from the United States
Time: 9 AM
Price: Free! With free brunch!
Location: Memorial Building, 20 Church Street, Hardwick
Description: MIDDLESEX won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In this book Eugenides explores many migrations.The complexity of the main character’s life can be seen in this quote, which the novel winds itself around: "I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. . . My birth certificate lists my name as Calliope Helen Stephanides. My most recent driver's license...records my first name simply as Cal." So begins the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family who travel from a tiny village overlooking Mount Olympus in Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit, witnessing its glory days as the Motor City, and the race riots of l967, before they move out to the tree-lined streets of suburban Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Discussion leader Mary Hays holds a graduate degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago and has taught literature and creative writing. Her fiction, book reviews and essays have appeared in many magazines and various Upper Valley publications. She is the author of the novel, LEARNING TO DRIVE.
Extra Info: You can pick up copies of the book now at the library! For more information call 472-5948. A FREE BRUNCH will be served: Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, pastries and more!
10 Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency/The Mirror proudly presents Tony Nominee and GAAR’s Artist-in-Residence Marla Schaffel in a staged reading of W
Time: 7pm
Price: suggested donation $10
Location: Greensboro UCC Sanctuary 165 Wilson St. Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency/The Mirror proudly presents Tony Nominee and GAAR’s Artist-in-Residence Marla Schaffel in a staged reading of William Luce's The Belle of Amherst, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sabra Jones. Based on the life of poet Emily Dickinson from 1830 to 1886, and set in her Amherst, Massachusetts home, the 1976 play makes use of her work, diaries, and letters to recollect her encounters with the significant people in her life – family, close friends, and acquaintances. A wonderful piece for all ages!
Extra Info: Tickets: $10.00 Students (High School & Under): Free Tickets available at, at the door, and The Willey’s Store Underwritten in part by the Highland Center For The Arts Trust
Time: 4 PM
Price: Free!
Location: The Hardwick Town House, 29 Church St, Hardwick, VT
Description: The Vermont Humanities Council VERMONT READS book for 2016 is Caroline Alexander's book, THE ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON'S LEGENDARY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. As part of a series of programs the Hardwick Town House is presenting this film based on Alexander's book. Using film footage from Frank Hurley, a member of the expedition of the Endurance, George Butler presents a film about Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition in 1914. Caroline Alexander (author of the VT Reads book) and Joseph Dorman wrote the script. The film features interviews, on-location footage, archived audio interviews and letters from the expedition members, as well as still photography from the journey.
Extra Info: The film lasts 97 minutes and will be followed by discussion and refreshments. Copies of the book will be available. People are encouraged to pick up a copy and read it, then pass it on to another person. These events are sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, the Jeudevine Memorial Library, the Hardwick Historical Society and the Hardwick Town House. Go to to read about all of the events or call the library at 472-5948.
13 Tai Chi for health and wellness
Time: 5-6 PM
Price: $70 for 8 sessions including instructional DVD
Location: The Open Space Studio 101 S. Main Street Hardwick, Vermont 2nd floor, Entrance at rear of building.
Description: Tai Chi has been widely documented to offer enormous benefits for both physical and mental health. Tai Chi helps with your balance and concentration and is often considered a moving meditation. 8-Week program: Featuring the tai chi 8 postures. This set is derived from the classical Yang style in a simplified way and can form the basis for further practice and more advanced study. Each class will also include a posture from the qigong 8 pieces of brocade. Stretching and strengthening will also be part of each session.
Extra Info: Classes are offered by Marsha Kameron. Marsha’s approach is to emphasize health and well- being, making this introductory class excellent for all ages and abilities. All the postures are done standing. Tai chi is a life-long practice for Marsha and she has been teaching for 7 years. Advance registration requested. Call Marsha at 802.-424-6088 or
13 History Walk and Potluck
Time: 5pm
Price: Free!
Location: Wheelock Mountain Farm
Description: Historians Joan Alexander and Nancy Hill will lead us on a gentle walk into the past. We will start at Wheelock Mountain Farm and walk up the road visiting old cellar holes and eventually an old cemetery in the woods. These were part of the once busy settlement of West Wheelock. Learn about the families who lived there and imagine what life might have been like many years ago. We will finish back at Wheelock Mountain Farm for the last potluck in the Second Tuesday Community Potluck series that happens from May-September every year and is free and open to the public (as is this event). Please bring a dish to share if you can. The walk starts at 5pm and the potluck at around 6:30pm Tuesday September 13th.
Extra Info: for directions or contact 533-9929
15 Let's Talk Film: Jackie Robinson
Time: 6:30
Price: Free
Location: Sterling college Simpson Hall
Description: Let's talk is a series that creates safe community conversations through films. Jackie Robinson is a Ken Burn's film that highlights the life of Jackie Robinson and his life long activism in the civil rights movement. A 50 minute film followed by a community conversation & refreshments.
Extra Info: contact The Art House 802-586-2200 or email:
17 logo Paul Asbell at the Music Box
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: From his early years, playing blues on Chicago’s South Side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Paul has earned an underground reputation as a true “musician’s musician”. He has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Lightnin’ Slim, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Pops Staples, Donny Hathaway, and numerous others while in his hometown of Chicago, Ill. Paul moved to Vermont in the heady “back-to-the-land” days of 1971, where he still lives. He soon started playing and recording with a head-spinningly diverse array of artists, including Big Mama Thornton, singer-songwriters Paul Siebel, Jim Ringer, Mary McCaslin, and Rosalie Sorrells, jazz greats Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Stitt, and Nick Brignola, and many others. (Visit the Discography page for info on the many recordings from these early days…) In 1978, seeking an outlet for more personal musical visions, he formed Kilimanjaro, and recorded 2 award-winning albums for Philo Records. Soon after, the band performed at the Kool Jazz Festival at SPAC, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and numerous national tours and concert dates. Kilimanjaro served as backup band on lengthy national tours with Esther Satterfield, and Paul Butterfield, with whom they played the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. In 1981, Paul and other members of Kilimanjaro joined forces with a legendary saxophonist and blues singer to form Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band. Together, they performed at many festivals, including the Kool Jazz Festival, toured Russia, Holland, and Canada, and served as backup band for Marva Wright, Kenny Neal, W.C. Clark, and others. The UBB remained a Northeast regional favorite for over 20 years, until Big Joe’s passing in 2005. Paul has taught guitar for over 45 years. Private instruction remains a favored format, but he has also taught for several decades on a university level, including positions at Dartmouth College, St. Michaels College, and presently at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont. A while back, Paul received Seven Days magazine’s “Best Musician of 2004” Daysie Award (the runner-up was a young up-and-comer named Trey Anastasio…) That same year saw the release of Patti Casey’s “Just an Old Sweet Song”, a “live-in-the-studio” record of old standards, explored in the intimate setting of just vocals and guitar. Other duo partners since then have included Brooks Williams, Mike Dowling, Chuck D’Aloia, and clarinet virtuoso Brad Terry. Much more about him at
Extra Info: More about The Music Box at or call 586-7533.
17 Block Party
Time: 4 pm until dusk
Price: FREE!
Location: Atkins Field, Hardwick
Description: A fun event for the whole family--free food, live music, games, and yes...a pie-eating contest! Bring bikes and helmets to use the Pump Track, bring your grandmother, bring your neighbor, bring your dancing shoes and bring a lawn chair. Pets can stay home but do bring your appetite for some home-cooked BBQ chicken, potato salad, corn and coleslaw. Sponsored by the Community Allies: for Safety, Trust, and Respect. Hope to see you there!
Extra Info: For more information contact Tara Reynolds: or 802-917-4485
17 Bottle Drive - Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary Juniors
Time: 8:00am -1:00pm
Location: Dona's Car Store Parking Lot
Description: Bring your returnable bottles to Dona's Car Store on Saturday September 17th, between the hours of 8:00am & 1:00pm to donate to the Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary Juniors. Pick up of bottles can also be arranged by calling Corrinna Colson, Auxiliary President at 802-274-8333. These young ladies under the age of 18 are the youth members & represent the future of the American Legion Auxiliary. Proceeds support Junior Activities to benefit Veterans, Active Duty Military, their families & the community and help fund additional educational opportunities in the Spirit of Service Not Self.
Extra Info: For more information or to arrange pick up contact Corrinna Colson, Auxiliary President at 802-274-8333.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Fatima Church 21 Creek Road, Craftsbury, VT
Description: MENU: HAM, MASHED POTATOES, BEANS, COLE SLAW, PICKLED BEETS, ROLLS, DESSERT & BEVERAGE Live Music with Bernie and Linda Lussier & Friends
Extra Info: Benefit Dinner for Our Lady of Fatima Maintenance. For more information, please contact Jeannine at or 802-586-2899. Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life Chapter Saint Jean N443 in partnership with Our Lady of Fatima Altar Society. Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds.
20 “How Dying Taught Me That Death is Just the Beginning” Lecture and Discussion
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Johnson Town Municipal Building. Johnson, VT
Description: Mr. Panagore recently published a book about his near death experience (NDE) that took place in 1980 when he was ice climbing the world-famous Lower Weeping Wall in Alberta, Canada. On their descent, they became trapped and overcome by exhaustion and hypothermia, Panagore died on the side of the mountain. His minutes on the other side changed his life and are eloquently detailed in his book, Heaven is Beautiful. Currently a retired pastor, Panagore hosts daily inspirational TV and radio broadcasts, writes for The Huffington Post, and lives in coastal Maine with his wife. He earned his M. Div. from Yale Divinity School. His 30 years of meditative practice and his work as a pastor with the dying and grieving has given Panagore a unique insight and perspective on heaven, God, death, life, love, beauty, and hope, all of which will undoubtedly be explored in his upcoming lecture.
Extra Info: Gerette Buglion Peter Panagore
21 Efficiency Vermont presentation on Net Zero Modular Homes
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Efficiency Vermont will give a presentation on Wed., Sept. 21st on the Net Zero Modular Homes that they have developed through their partner, VerMod, out of Wilder, Vt. The informational meeting is sponsored by the Craftsbury Energy Committee and will be held at the Craftsbury Library from 7 - 8:30 PM on 9/21. These structures are designed to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and produce as much electricity as they use, resulting in no energy costs. What was once spent on high energy costs goes to a comfortable, sustainable energy-saving design, while building equity in your home. These high-performance modular homes are sized for mobile home parks - or can be placed upon your own land. Designs are fully customizable and all feature 10 inch thick walls, advanced insulation, triple-pane windows, ENERGY STAR certified appliances, high efficiency HVAC systems, and fresh air ventilation. The modulars can be single or double-wide, and two story designs with attractive layouts. Efficiency Vt. also offers incentives and Income-Qualifying low interest loans. The average purchase price for a single-wide is $97,000 after a homeownership loan and incentives with 30-year terms and interest rates as low as 1%. For more info contact or go to the Eff. Vt. website:
22 Living From Center
Time: 5:45-7:30
Price: $150
Location: Open Space, Hardwick
Description: Living From Center is a six week Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy immersion crafted to help ease the physical, mental, and emotional tension that we accumulate as we move through life. Through movement, yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, and group support, participants will indulge in an experience of deeper connection to themselves and be empowered to activate their next step of authentic personal growth. All shapes, sizes, and abilities welcome (beginners encouraged!).
Extra Info: For more information, call 802-563-2411 or or email Christyn at
25 Honoring Ross Connelly
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Caledonia Grange #9. 88 Church Street, East Hardwick
Description: Mark your calendars! Caledonia Grange #9 would like to invite the greater community to our Annual Community Service Award Program. This year we will honor Ross Connelly for his many years as editor of the Hardwick Gazette. The program will be held at the Grange Hall in East Hardwick Village on Sunday, September 25 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Coffee, snacks and laughter will be served.
27 Baked Ham & Scallop Potato Community Dinner
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Price: $8 per person, $5.00 for Veterans & Children 12 & under
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: As we move into fall it’s time for some comfort food and the Auxiliary Ladies are cooking up a hearty meal of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, harvest vegetables, rolls and homemade apple crisp. Come join us for a great meal with a drink from our cash bar and get involved in our 50/50 raffle. Veterans and children eat for $5.00 with everyone else just $8.00. Bring your family and friends for some great conversation and help support the many programs sponsored by your Hardwick American Legion Unit 7 Auxiliary.
Extra Info: For additional information or to order take out dinners please call or text Corrinna at 802-274-8333