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May 2016
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Events for May 2016
3 logo Poetry Reading by Victor Densmore
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Hardwick poet Victor Densmore will be at The Galaxy Bookshop to read from his new collection of poems, DUST OF THE ROAD. His writing is inspired by memories of the gradually changing rural landscapes around him and his travels to the Canadian Maritimes and the Maine coast. This is Victor's first published book in nearly fifteen years, and we're thrilled to welcome him for this reading!
Extra Info: Call 472-5533.
5 logo Dirt! the movie - Free Screening
Time: 6:00 pm
Price: free
Location: Plainfield Opera House - 18 High St, Plainfield
Description: The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is hosting a free screening of Dirt! the Movie in celebration of Compost Awareness Week. Join us along with Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Karl Hammer of Vermont Compost for a screening with discussion to follow. Popcorn and refreshments will be offered as well.
Extra Info: 802-229-9383 x102 with questions.
7 logo Professor Fairbanks aka Peter Fairbanks Miller fiddle and violin
Time: 8 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: New Englander Peter Fairbanks Miller started classical violin training in Boston at age 7. Early recognition of his exceptional musical abilities encouraged him to pursue a career in music. Peter came to peaceful rural Vermont in 1980 and earned a degree in environmental sciences at UVM. Peter's first performance at a wedding ceremony in 1986 won him respected membership in the Vermont entertainment community. Though he does teach, his stage name of "Professor Fairbanks" was adopted for fun. He is a master of the violin and related instruments, is accomplished in the styles of jazz, classical, rock, folk, and fiddling, and excels as an improvisational musician. He is also known for playing the 6-string electric violin.
Extra Info: More at http://www.professorfairbanks.com. For more info: www.themusicboxvt.org or 586-7533.
7 Grow Your Own gathering: composting
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Atkins Field, Granite Street, Hardwick VT
Description: Grow Your Own will host a gathering to finish building compost bins at the community gardens at Atkins Field in Hardwick on May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This system is made of pallets, available for free. The group will create a management plan for the system. Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm in Stannard will lead the session and answer questions about practical solutions for home composting. There will be a shared meal. Kids are welcome. Gatherings are free and open to the public but you must reserve a spot by May 4 as space is limited. Call Hardwick Area Food Pantry Executive Director Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 Grow Your Own is a project of the Center for an Agricultural Economy, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move.
7 logo Storytime at Jeudevine: Last Saturday Storytime of the season!
Time: 10 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Stories, craft, and snacks. -- last one of the season! THEN, we will have Jeudevine Story Time at the Farmers' Market from 3-4 PM every Friday afternoon in June, July, and August! Info: call 472-5948.
7 logo Origami for young and old!
Time: 2 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Origami! Japanese paper folding for all ages and abilities. Origami led by Paul Fixx and Beatrix Avery. The workshops are open to older kids, kids accompanied by adults and adults. The Origami group meets on the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
7 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! The Yellow-rumped Warbler is already abundant in the trees and Hermit Thrushes are foraging on the ground. Dust off those binoculars! The birds are coming and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Come visit Hardwick’s woodland treasure. Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
7 logo GREEN-UP DAY
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Fire Station and East Hardwick Grange
Description: Help beautify your community and clean up mother earth! Free Creamees for all kids taking part and 3 Grand Prizes to be awarded by drawings. One bag of litter = one ticket for the drawing.
Extra Info: Roadside litter only please!
9 logo Library Task Force meeting
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Your hard work!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The Library Task Force helping with the expansion of the Jeudevine Memorial Library is meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 PM. Come help with this big task! Info: 472-5948
12 Barre Rock City Chorus : Soul and Rock Music: 60's - aughties you will LOVE!
Time: 7:30
Price: $10 in support of Barre Good Samaritan Haven
Location: Barre Rock City concert at the Barre Elks Lodge
Description: Rock City!, Barre’s one and only Rock & Soul chorus, will be performing on Thursday, May 12th, 7:30 p.m., at the Barre Elks Lodge, 10 Jefferson Street, Barre. The chorus numbers over 30 singers and one rocking band, all directed by John Harrison. Tickets are $10 per person at the door, and all proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre. Our mission is to serve the residents of Barre and Central Vermont through music and by giving back to our community. We perform rock and soul songs from the sixties thru the aughties. You are sure to be entertained; you may sing along; and you just might get out on the dance floor. This is going to be a great evening for a great cause. Come out and rock out! Thanks to our generous sponsors: Action Circles; Events R Us Winter Productions; Rock of Ages; Rubin, Kidney Myer & Vincent; and Salvador & Babic, P.C. More information at barrerockcity.com, or call 778-0881.
Extra Info: Elks Club is behind the Aldrich Library in Barre
13 Vermont Vaudeville
Time: 8:00pm
Price: : $15 adults & $8 kids. Matinee $12/$6
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Vermont Vaudeville returns to the Hardwick Town House with “Bumps & Ruts” for a weekend of circus, music, and comedy on May 13th and 14th. Recipients of grants from the Vermont Art Council and the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Vaudeville has toured theaters and town halls throughout the state, and has presented bi-annual shows in their hometown of Hardwick for the last seven years. After last season’s completely sold out weekend, the troupe will once again delight audiences of all ages with their inimitable brand of hilarity and daring. “Bumps & Ruts” celebrates the wonders of springtime in rural Vermont: ditches that swallow school buses whole, potholes that would be in-ground swimming pools in any other state, washboard so bad it makes moonshine whiskey feel smooth. The troupe’s latest entertainment extravaganza features all new material from company members Rose Friedman, Brent and Maya McCoy, Justin Lander, and Maura Gahan as well as the Vermont Vaudeville house band-- Geoff Goodhue and Otto Muller. All seven of the core performers live on dirt roads in Vermont and make their living as artists. Guest acts include Michael Hilbig, aka, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle boy, an excruciatingly funny circus stunt performer originally from Germany. The New York Times calls Hilby, “rivetingly absurd.” The show will also feature Cjaiilon Andrade (a.k.a. “Snap Boogie”), a native of Boston, who has been described as a “BEAST” on the dance floor. A career that started with break dancing in the streets has led him to NBA halftime shows and an impressive national debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Don’t forget to grab a bite before the show--Vermont Foodie Stand, a gourmet food truck with real Vermont flavor, will be at the Town House all weekend. And, of course, popcorn, lemonade, and Red Sky’s famous doughnuts are available for sale in the lobby. Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and a reduced price matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $15 adults/$8 kids. The matinee performance is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Tickets are available at Galaxy Bookstore in downtown Hardwick and online at www.vermontvaudeville.com. Get your tickets in advance, check your suspension, and make the trip into Hardwick for some “Bumps & Ruts”. You'll be laughing louder than a torn off muffler.
Extra Info: CONTACT: vermontvaudeville@gmail.com or (802) 472-1387
14 Vermont Vaudeville
Time: 2:00 and 8:00pm
Price: : $15 adults & $8 kids. Matinee $12/$6
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Vermont Vaudeville returns to the Hardwick Town House with “Bumps & Ruts” for a weekend of circus, music, and comedy on May 13th and 14th. Recipients of grants from the Vermont Art Council and the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Vaudeville has toured theaters and town halls throughout the state, and has presented bi-annual shows in their hometown of Hardwick for the last seven years. After last season’s completely sold out weekend, the troupe will once again delight audiences of all ages with their inimitable brand of hilarity and daring. “Bumps & Ruts” celebrates the wonders of springtime in rural Vermont: ditches that swallow school buses whole, potholes that would be in-ground swimming pools in any other state, washboard so bad it makes moonshine whiskey feel smooth. The troupe’s latest entertainment extravaganza features all new material from company members Rose Friedman, Brent and Maya McCoy, Justin Lander, and Maura Gahan as well as the Vermont Vaudeville house band-- Geoff Goodhue and Otto Muller. All seven of the core performers live on dirt roads in Vermont and make their living as artists. Guest acts include Michael Hilbig, aka, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle boy, an excruciatingly funny circus stunt performer originally from Germany. The New York Times calls Hilby, “rivetingly absurd.” The show will also feature Cjaiilon Andrade (a.k.a. “Snap Boogie”), a native of Boston, who has been described as a “BEAST” on the dance floor. A career that started with break dancing in the streets has led him to NBA halftime shows and an impressive national debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Don’t forget to grab a bite before the show--Vermont Foodie Stand, a gourmet food truck with real Vermont flavor, will be at the Town House all weekend. And, of course, popcorn, lemonade, and Red Sky’s famous doughnuts are available for sale in the lobby. Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and a reduced price matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $15 adults/$8 kids. The matinee performance is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Tickets are available at Galaxy Bookstore in downtown Hardwick and online at www.vermontvaudeville.com. Get your tickets in advance, check your suspension, and make the trip into Hardwick for some “Bumps & Ruts”. You'll be laughing louder than a torn off muffler.
Extra Info: vermontvaudeville@gmail.com or (802) 472-1387
14 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! Dust off those binoculars! The birds are here and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
17 logo Book talk with Grace Gershuny author of ORGANIC REVOLUTIONARY
Time: 7 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Grace Gershuny is the author of Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing & Human Liberation. Ms. Gershuny will host a discussion about the evolution of organic agriculture and the local food movement in Vermont, read excerpts from her book, and be available to answer questions. An agricultural consultant, Grace Gershuny also teaches in the Green Mountain College Masters in Sustainable Food Systems program. Books will be available for purchase and signing. There will be light refreshments.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
17 logo Coffee & Coloring Night
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $7
Location: The Village Restaurant
Description: The Galaxy Bookshop and The Village Restaurant invite you to grab some colored pencils and color to your heart's content while enjoying dessert and good company at our Coffee & Coloring Night! Whether you're already into coloring or want to see what the fuss is all about, there is lots of fun to be had. Tickets cost $7 and include your choice of dessert, beverage and some coloring pages to get you started. Bring a friend, and bring your own choice of coloring tools; the Galaxy will have colored pencils, markers and coloring books for sale. Tickets are available at the Galaxy and at the Village Restaurant.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533 or 472-5701.
18 Presentation on Energy Efficient and Environmentally Compatible Building Designs
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Description: On Wed. 5/18, 7 - 8:30, at the Craftsbury Public Library, the Craftsbury Energy Committee will be hosting a presentation by Patrick Kane of Kane Architecture. He will give a presentation on his energy efficient and environmentally-conscious residential and commercial building designs. Patrick is local architect who has designed buildings all over the US in many different climates, from a net zero home addition in Boston, to an off-grid, tiny house in AZ, to a hotel spa in Manchester to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's net zero gym, Touring Center, and the soon to be finished cabins. Patrick's focus as an architect is reducing environmental impact and emphasizing climate-based design. For more info contact 802-281-4432
21 logo BIKE TUNE-UP! With Emmett Avery
Time: 10 AM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: It’s time to get out riding your bike so come and get a tune-up! Hardwick bike mechanic, Emmett Avery, will show you how to get your bike ready to ride this summer! We will have tools. For more information call 472-5948.
21 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! Dust off those binoculars! The birds are here and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
21 logo Craftsbury Public Library Plant Sale, Book Sale, Yard Sale, Bake Sale
Time: 9-1
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The annual Craftsbury Public Library Plant Sale, Yard Sale, Book Sale, and Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9AM-1PM. The sale will be held in the basement of the Church on the Common and also in the library. With good weather, we'll set up outside on the lawn, too. Over the years, the plant sale has grown into a large event, with a fine assortment of plants. There is an excellent selection of perennial plants, donated by neighbors and reliably hardy in this area. There are also usually some great shrubs and small trees such as lilacs, forsythia, and hydrangea. There will be an array of tomato plants from the High Mowing Seeds greenhouse, plus other vegetable, annual, and herb starts. Linda Wells and Susan O'Connell will be on hand to offer advice on the best plants for your setting. The book sale will feature lots of great books at great prices, including new fiction, mysteries, cook books, how-to, and children's books. There will be a wide assortment of yard sale treasures including some furniture, and there will be a baked goods table with treats of all sorts. Please contact the library at 586-9683 if you have questions.
21-22 Ballet Wolcott Performs Cinderella and Other Dances
Time: 7p.m./May 21. 2p.m./ May 22
Price: adults $20;Seniors and children $15/Discounted tickets onlin
Location: Johnson State College Dibden Center for the Performing Arts
Description: Ballet Wolcott performs Cinderella and Other Dances Saturday May 21 at 7pm and Sunday May 22 Matinee at 2pm. This is a very fun-filled ballet that children of all ages will enjoy. Tickets at the door or discounted tickets online @www: tututix.com.
Extra Info: Follow Route 15 into Johnson and take a right turn onto College Hill Road. Follow the sandwich board signs that will direct you to the Performance Hall.
21 Community Lasagna Dinner -Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary
Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Price: $8.00 or $5.00 for Veterans & Children 12 & under
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: Come on out May 24th from 5-7 pm and join the Hardwick Unit 7 American Legion Auxiliary for a delicious Homemade Lasagna Dinner with Fresh Crisp Salad, Garlic Bread and WWII inspired dessert. This is a community dinner OPEN to the PUBLIC. Price is $8.00 or $5.00 for Veterans and children 12 and under. Take out is available! Bring your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy some incredible Italian cuisine. Lasagna made by Auxiliary member Theresa Howard and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Floyd Flea Flicker Fix 'em Fund that helps to spay and neuter feral cats.
Extra Info: For take out please call 802-472-6143
22 logo Spring Bird Walk with Dave Brown
Time: 7AM-9AM
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Local naturalist, woodworker, explorer, and library volunteer Dave Brown will host a spring bird walk on Sunday, May 22. The group will start at the Craftsbury Public Library at 7AM and walk from here to see what the local avian population is doing on an early May morning. The walk will last about 2 hours. Dave will help identify birds and explain the behavior we may observe during the bird walk. Please bring a pair of binoculars if you have one available.
Extra Info: Call the library at 586-9683 for more information.
23 Legionnaire Bingo Monday Evening
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Hardwick American Legion
Description: Every Monday Night Open to the Public, Games start at 7:00 pm doors open at 6:00 Games Price includes 10 regular games cards: 9 cards - $15, 12 cards - $18, 18 cards - $24 Plus 3 bonanza coverall cards, 4 additional warm up games, 2 special games, the jackpot coverall, super kitty, pull tabs, 50/50 raffle & bonus bingo pack raffle! Coverall jackpot increasing weekly until it goes! Congratulations to our last jackpot winner & all of the others who have taken home significant prizes! Truly a fun filled family evening sponsored by the Hardwick Post #7 Legionnaires! So bring your friends, bring your family, bring your daubers & your lucky charms & get ready to yell....B I N G O!!! The Auxiliary kitchen is open every Monday night serving hot dogs & hamburgers, chips candy and even desserts!
Extra Info: For more information contact American Legion Post #7 Commander George Gattone at 802-533-7183
24 logo Genealogy with Alana Considine
Time: 7 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Alana has been doing family histories for a long time. If you are trying to map out your family tree and want to learn some valuable tools, come on over the library! There will be light refreshments.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
25 The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Price: free
Location: Memorial Building, 3rd floor, 20 Church St., Hardwick
Description: Ever walk into a room and ask: “What did I come in here for?” or Why is the milk in the cereal cupboard?” Ever wonder: “Is this the start of Alzheimer’s?”If you, or someone close to you, have experienced this doubt, then this is the workshop for you. This free Alzheimer’s Association program examines the difference between normal aging and dementia, various risk factors, the different stages of Alzheimer’s, benefits of early detection, and much more.
Extra Info: To register call the Alzheiemr's Association at (800) 272-3900 or call Pam or Nancy at 748-5182.
28 logo Bake and Book Sale at Jeudevine for Spring Festival!
Time: 9 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: ! The Kiwanis Club Spring Festival brings the library bake and book sale to earn money for programs for the library. The library will also have a float in the parade. If anyone is willing to bake some goodies for the bake sale call Lisa at 472-5948. We could use volunteers to help!
28 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! Dust off those binoculars! The birds are here and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
28 Hardwick Spring Festival - Hardwick Kiwanis Celebrates 75 Years
Time: 7:00AM-Dusk
Location: Atkins Field, Hardwick
Description: Fun, fun, fun! So many events happening at this year's Spring Festival! Big Parade ~ Craft Fair ~ Sustainable Living & AG Fair ~ Kiwanis Chicken BBQ ~ Green Mountain Military Vehicle Collectors Club ~ 1st Annual Tristan Southworth Memorial Day Classic ~ Spring Festival Run ~ Bike Ride Trail Head ~ Jeudevine Library Book Sale ~ Bird Watch Walk on Trails ~ The Mighty Pickle ~ Rick & The Ramblers' Tour Bus ~ Shriners Little Firetruck Display ~ Fireworks, & Much More! ~ *Free* Wildcat Busing Shuttle from parking lots at Dona's Car Store on Wolcott Street, Hardwick Elementary School on South MAin Street, Jerome's on VT Rte 15 East net to Tri Star Motors, and Knights of Columbus Hall on Rte 14 south of Hardwick village
Extra Info: "Like" Hardwick Kiwanis and Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for more info and to view a full schedule of events
28 FOOD SALE
Time: 9 am - noon
Location: St. Norbert Church-Hardwick
Description: Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Veronica #1273 is sponsoring a food sale at the Hardwick Spring Festival in front of St. Norbert’s Church. A variety of baked goods, hot dogs, lemonade and coffee.
Extra Info: Be sure to watch for the CDA float in the parade.
30 Hardwick American Legion Memorial Day Events
Time: 9:00am
Price: Free
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post 7
Description: The Hardwick American Legion Family will be honoring their fallen comrades Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th starting with marching by the Post 7 Color Guard at 9:00am from Hardwick Elementary School to Memorial Park. Commander George Gattone will lead members of the American Legion Family for remembrance ceremonies at the Memorial Park monument, followed by similar ceremonies at area cemeteries in Hardwick, Greensboro and Greensboro Bend. Community members are encouraged to attend these Memorial Day activities in memory of loved ones lost, especially those who have served for our freedom and made the ultimate sacrifice. Legion Family members and area Veterans are welcome to join us at Hardwick Post 7 at 8:00am if you would like to participate in these activities. Please come out and show your support for our Veterans and the families of those who are no longer able to serve for our freedom. Your small sacrifice of time on this Memorial Day will be rewarded with the true reason for the holiday that does not include barbecues, parades, and firework displays.
Extra Info: For more information contact Auxiliary President Corrinna E. Colson @802-274-8333