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April 2017
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Events for April 2017
1 American Legion 98th Birthday Celebration Dinner & Hitmen Dance
Time: 5:00 pm -11:00pm
Price: Free for members, Dance $7.00 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: Calling all members of the American Legion Family, Legionnaires, SAL, Auxiliary and Riders to the American Legion's 98th Birthday Celebration at Hardwick Post #7. Doors will open at 5:00pm for social hour, followed by a dinner at 6:00pm of Top Round Roast, Baked Potatoes, Salad, Rolls & of course delicious birthday cake. Then at 7:00 - 11:00pm members can dance to the groovy classic tunes of the Hitmen free of charge! Non Legion members are welcome for a $7.00 cover at the door at 7PM for this OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DANCE. Drinks will be served from our cash bar for anyone 21 and over with a valid photo ID. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Extra Info: For more information contact the American Legion at 802-472-6143
5 logo Poetry Sharing Round Robin
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Calling all poets! Come and share your poetry with other poets at the Jeudevine Library on Wed. April 5th at 7 PM for National Poetry Month! Everyone will get a chance to read in round-robin style. We’ll keep sharing for an hours (or until we want to stop!). Bring your poems old and new!
Extra Info: There will be refreshments! Info: 472-5948.
5 Schedule of Services through Easter
Time: See below
Description: Upcoming services at GUCC through Easter Sunday. Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. we will hold the Ecumenical Lenten service in the local series of services at GUCC. Sunday, April 9 - Palm Sunday will be at our usual time of 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday - at 6:30 p.m. we will have a pot luck supper with table communion. At 7:30 a Tenebrae service will be held in the Sanctuary. Easter services will be at our usual time on Sunday, April 16. If any questions about the planned schedule, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 533-2223.
5-9 Weaving the Landscape II: Willow & Birch Basketry with Prin Van Gulden
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Price: $775
Location: Sterling College
Description: In this five-day basket making intensive, the second in a series of two, we continue making simple baskets with complex connections—this time, using willow and birch. We will harvest, manually process, and hand-weave right from the Northeast Kingdom landscape, using willow and birch, while exploring the historical and cultural significance of this ancient craft.
Extra Info: Lucy Hankinson 802-585-296 For more information see the Sterling College Website.
7 Poetry Reading at the Woodbury Community Library
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Free.
Location: Woodbury Community Library, in the Woodbury Village
Description: Witty and engaging local author Sean Prentiss teams up with poet Todd Davis for an entertaining evening at the library. Homemade cake and hot tea served. All are welcome.
8 logo Frost & Fire Band at The Music Box
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Frost and Fire began taking shape in July 2010 at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival in Burlington, VT. Viveka and Peter invited Aaron and Hollis to join them on stage, and as the dancers whirled and cheered, their shared energy kindled this new collaboration. As winter swept across the North, they stayed in touch, thinking about tunes and new directions. Fast forward to the blazing summer heat of 2011, which found them on stage making music drawn from all points of the compass at the band’s first gig in Rochester, VT, the dancing ran long into the evening–neither dancers nor band were ready for the music to stop. Fine fiddling, fluting and tasteful piano and foot-taps to back it all up, then the pipes come out, what a blast of sound! Original songs by all four members, and multiple instruments they are grounded in the Celtic and New England traditions. The four members are: Aaron Marcus who offers piano, concertina, banjo, foot percussion, and vocals; Hollis Easter lends flute, bagpipes, whistle, guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Peter Macfarlane plays fiddle, low whistle, and adds vocals and Viveka Fox gives the group fiddle, bodhran and djembe.
Extra Info: Listen to some tunes, find out more, watch some videos at and more info about the Music Box at or phone 586-7533.
10 Orientation to Restorative Practice
Time: 6:00PM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Area Community Justice Center, Memorial Building, 3rd Floor
Description: Want to know more about The Hardwick Area Community Justice Center? Come to our “Orientation to Restorative Practice” to familiarize yourself with the Restorative Justice Panel Process. Come to hear more about how restorative processes can result in more satisfying outcomes for those who have been affected by an offense and how people responsible for harm can make restitution that is meaningful and effective to individuals and the community. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information contact Carol Plante at (802) 644.1960 or
13 Let's Talk Film: "National Bird"
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm
Price: N/A
Location: Sterling College Common House
Description: Indie Lens Pop-Up’s "National Bird" follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight through the eyes of both survivors and veterans who suffer from PTSD while plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries. Warning: Content May Be Explicit Running time: 65 minutes. Film will be followed by a community conversation and refreshments. This Film is Presented in Partnership with Vermont PBS; made possible by the Vermont Community Foundation and the New England Grassroots Fund
Extra Info: For more information please refer to The Art House's main website Questions: email
18 logo Poetry Open Mic Night
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Calling all poets! Join us at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. for a Poetry Open Mic Night. Poets of all ages and styles are invited to share their original poems in front of a supportive local audience. At each open mic we hold, we are surprised and delighted by unexpected local talent. Each poet will be given 6-8 minutes, depending on the number of participants. Sign-up will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m., before the event.
Extra Info: or 472-5533
19 New Energy For Community Greenspace 2.0
Time: 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, the Craftsbury Energy Committee will host a collaborative talk by Wonder and Wisdom and The Art House called “Community Greenspace 2.0” at the Craftsbury Public Library. The slide show and discussion is co-presented by the two nonprofit directors; Ceilidh Galloway-Kane and Jim Flint. They will share the story of the site’s transformation into a beautiful park-like setting which includes nature trails, an amphitheater, stage, and labyrinth. They will also share future collaboratives between the two organizations. The Community Greenspace, in Craftsbury Village, is gearing up to celebrate its first birthday during Earth Week, April 16-22. The two acre site, located at 321 South Craftsbury Road, came into being in April, 2016 through the efforts of Wonder & Wisdom, The Art House, Town of Craftsbury, Sterling College, and dozens of community volunteers. The greenspace is a place for people of all ages to enjoy nature, the arts, outdoor education, inspiration, and recreation. Plans for 2017 include relocating The Art House pizza oven to the greenspace, pizza and live music events, building a kiosk, and expanding the trails and natural playground area. Afterschool kids from Craftsbury REACH! and Lakeview School will enjoy activities at the greenspace on Thursday afternoons this spring through a special grant from NEK Kids on the Move. Celebrate Earth Day by attending their "Earth Day Birthday" celebration at the greenspace on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to park in Craftsbury Village and take the short walk to the greenspace. The free family event will include nature walks, volunteer projects, whiffleball, cake and ice cream, and live music. Volunteers who would like to pitch in to help with planning are encouraged to contact Wonder & Wisdom at 533-9370 or For more info, go to: and
21 logo Aldo Leopold Remembrance
Time: 7PM
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Come join fellow community members in reading and discussing the writings of Aldo Leopold, the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system, as well as an inspiration for thousands of land stewards. Leopold was born in 1887 in Indiana, and passed away on April 21st, 1949, after writing numerous essays and articles for both professional journals and popular magazines. Shortly after his passing, a collection of his essays was published in the book, A Sand County Almanac. Come and join your fellow community members in reading a selection of his essays and sharing his influential and inspiring words. Bring your own favorite essay, article or passage to share with the group, or simply come and listen to readings presented by others. For any questions on this event please contact Jared Nunery, Orleans County Forester at 586-7711 x169 or
25 Pulled Pork Auxiliary 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: The Hardwick Unit 7 American Legion Auxiliary invites everyone to a community dinner on Tuesday April 25th from 5:30 -7:00 pm. Dinner will include a Pulled Pork Sandwich, with homemade baked beans and coleslaw and a delicious dessert. The dinner is OPEN to the PUBLIC for $8.00 or Veterans and Children under 12 eat for just $5.00. Our cash bar will be open for those 21 and over with a valid photo ID and a 50/50 raffle will be held. So come join us and bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy a great meal served to you by the ladies of the Hardwick Auxiliary. Take outs are available by calling 802-472-6143. Proceeds from this meal will be used to fund the many programs of the American Legion Auxiliary
Extra Info: For more information call 802-472-6143
26 logo Poetry Readings by Julia Shipley and William Graham at Jeudevine Library
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Two published area poets will be reading from their works at the Jeudevine Library to celebrate National Poetry Month on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 PM. Julia Shipley is an independent journalist and author of The Academy of Hay, winner of the 2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize and Adam's Mark, named a Best Book of 2014 by the The Boston Globe. Winner of the 2006 Ralph Nading Hill Award and two-time recipient of Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Fund grants, she was also awarded The Frost Place's Grace Paley Poetry Fellowship, as well as fellowships to The Center for Book Arts and The Studios at Key West. Her poems and essays have appeared in Alimentum: The Literature of Food, CutBank, Colorado Review, December, FIELD, Fourth Genre, Gettysburg Review, Green Mountains Review, North American Review, Orion Magazine, Poetry, Poet Lore, The Rumpus, Taproot, The Toast, Verse Daily, Utne Reader and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from The Bennington College Writing Seminars and lives in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. You can find out more about her at William Graham, a poet and novelist based in Stowe, has just released his newest volume of poetry entitled Mountain springs: Haiku from Vermont and other poems. Graham holds a BA and MA in English and a MS in Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He lives in Stowe, Vermont. In addition to his poetry he has written novels for children and adults, and a travel memoir. Visit his travel blog at
Extra Info: Each poet will read for about a half hour. The readings will be followed by light refreshments and conversation with the poets. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
27-29 Vermont Vaudeville presents: "Password, Please"
Time: 7:30pm evening shows, 2pm matinee
Price: $15 adults/ $8 kids
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: This April, Vermont Vaudeville is back at the Hardwick Town House with an all-new production: “Password Please:_”. The snowbanks will be melted and the crocuses in bloom, and Vermonters should have a hankering for some fresh entertainment. If, of course, they can pass a two-step verification process, recite the last four digits of their social security number, enter their last three passwords, and name their childhood best friend’s favorite day of the week. Hilarity awaits as Vermont Vaudeville loses its identify to the digital age. The show will feature new work from Brent and Maya McCoy and Modern Times Theater, as well as Vermont Vaudeville’s House Band and surprise guests (#Acrobat, #Ventriloquist) from around New England. With the addition of a Thursday show, Vermont Vaudeville fans have yet another option to catch some local laughter. The price of admission for all shows is $15 for adults, $8 for kids (12 and under). Tickets are available at, by calling 802.748.2600, and at the Galaxy Bookshop on Main Street in Hardwick.
Extra Info: For more information, visit
27 Vaccines: Calling the Shots film and discussion with Hardwick Health Center providers
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: This NOVA film highlights that diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning. NOVA takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out. Afterwards join Hardwick Health Center providers for a discussion on the film and vaccines. Bring questions and thoughts, all perspectives welcome. This free event is sponsored by the Hardwick Health Center contact 472-3300 for more info.
Extra Info: Presentations at the Greensboro Free Library are part of an open and free exchange of views, and may not necessarily represent the views of the library.
28 logo Author Visit with M.T. Anderson
Time: 7PM
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Author M.T. Anderson will be visiting the Craftsbury Public Library on Friday, April 28 at 7PM to discuss his book Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. Part of the Tyranny and Hope: Russia’s Lost Voices of the Future series, M.T. Anderson’s book was an inspiration for the upcoming Chamber Players pre-season concert. M.T. Anderson is a National Book Award Finalist, and author of numerous books for children and young adults. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683.
29 logo Book Signing: Authors of "Vermont Beer"
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Meet Kurt Staudter and Adam Krakowski, authors of Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution. Adam Krakowski is also the author of Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption. The books detail our state's long history of brewing and selling beer and spirits, facing numerous obstacles - including two periods of prohibition - along the way.
In the 1980s, however, the craft beer scene in Vermont exploded. From small upstarts to well-recognized national brands like Magic Hat and Harpoon, Vermont now boasts more breweries per capita than any other state in the country. With brewer interviews and historic recipes, Staudter and Krakowski introduce us to the sudsy story of beer in Vermont.

Extra Info: or 472-5533