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Events for August 2016
1 Caspian Monday Music / Gayageum and Guitar Concert
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $18.00; under 18, free; students, $10.00; senior, $16.00
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT.
Description: Gayageum and Guitar Concert DoYeon Kim - Gayageum Jonas Kublickas - Guitar Free Improvisation Do Yeon ChanGiPaRangGa Jung Dong Hui Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012 J. S. Bach  Vals Nr. 4, Op. 8 A. Barrios (1885 - 1944) Café 1930 Ástor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) Cancion y Danza Ritual DoJo Tango Op. 165 No. 2 Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909) Verano Porteño Ástor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) Flying Bird DoJo Red/Blue DoJo
1 GAAR/The Mirror Theater presents, Get Thee To The Funnery
Time: 7pm
Price: $10
Location: Theater on The Green, 81 Lauredon Avenue, Greensboro, Vermont 05481
Description: Children performing Shakespeare. A night of fun for all the family.
Extra Info: Tickets available at Willeys Store, Greensboro, Vermont 05481 or online at
2 logo Reading and Book Signing by Timothy Breen
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us for an evening with historian and author Timothy Breen who will discuss his latest work, George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation. In this book, Breen introduces George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to take the new federal government directly to the people. He organized an extraordinary journey carrying him to all thirteen states. It transformed American political culture.
Timothy Breen is the author of eleven books on U.S. history, many of them prizewinners. He is currently the James Marsh Professor at-large at the University of Vermont. Breen has a home in Greensboro, Vermont.

Extra Info: Call 472-5533.
2 Herbal Remedies for kids
Time: 10am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Herbal Remedies for Winter that can be made in Summer ~ Get ready for cold and flu season by making some healing medicine for yourself and your family so everyone stays healthy next Winter.  We will use the abundance of the seasonal harvest to create a delicious cough syrup and make some spicy Fire Cider to help curb colds and flu.  Everyone will leave with recipes and a bottle of the remedies made in class.  Easy and delicious ways to stay healthy all year long.
Extra Info: contact the library at 533-2531 or for more info
3 Building NASA's Mars Rovers
Time: 3:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Dr. Gaj Birur will give a talk on NASA’s latest Mars rover, ‘Curiosity,’ also known as Mars Science Laboratory on August 3rd at 3:00 PM at the Greensboro Free Library. He will describe some of the challenges and excitement in designing and building the rover. He will summarize what scientists have learned from ‘Curiosity’s’ four years of operation on Mars. The talk is directed towards students in elementary and high school but will also interest adults. Videos and pictures of the rover build, testing, launch, and operations on Mars are included. The talk will be interactive and Gaj will answer questions from the audience. Gaj is a spacecraft engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California where he has been involved in the building of all the NASA Mars rovers over the last twenty years. Call Mary Metcalf, Librarian, at 533-2531 for more information.
3 GUCC Summer Lecture Series
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Fellowship Hall, United Church of Christ, Greensboro, 165 Wilson Street
Description: The final lecture in the summer series features Dr. Richard Olds, MD, a renowned American physician. Dr. Olds lectured to us two years ago on how he founded the new teaching hospital of the University of California at Riverside of which he became Dean. He is now President and CEO of the newly created cooperative Grenada - US Medical Teaching Hospitals Association His lecture topic examines the question "Is the American Health Care System the Best in the World?" For information contact the GUCC office at 533-2223.
5 Marion Stegner /Jewelry Ellen Spring/silk scarves and clothing
Time: 12 to 5PM
Location: The People Barn / 518 Lauredon Ave in Greensboro
Description: Show to benefit The Hardwick Area Food Pantry. All are welcome!
Extra Info: come down the hill into Greensboro / go through town/ very shortly the road makes a Y...go to the right and follow till you see a yellow sign and a barn on the right #518.
5 Story Time Yoga
Time: 10:30am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library (and Jeudevine August 12th)
Description: With Sophia Barsalow Friday from 10:30 – 11:30 am August 5 – at the Greensboro Library August 12 – at the Hardwick Library Story Time Yoga bridges the physical action and inner listening of yoga with the creativity, imagination, and multicultural wisdom of story telling.  Stories come to life through yoga poses, games, songs, and guided meditation. Suitable for ages 2 and up, bring a mat if you have one!
Extra Info: contact
5 G.R.A.C.E. Community Art Show Opening Reception & First Friday
Time: 5-7pm
Price: FREE
Location: 59 Mill Street, Hardwick
Description: Join us for the Opening Reception of our Community Art Show, featuring over 20 local artists from Hardwick and surrounding communities! Light refreshments, good company and great art! Hope to see you there!
6 Hardwick American Legion Family Picnic
Time: 12:00 pm
Price: Free members only
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: ATTENTION: All American Legion Family Members! Come to Hardwick American Legion Post #7 and enjoy a delicious Prime Rib Meal and celebrate with the rest of the Hardwick Post #7 Legion Family members. This is a FREE event for all MEMBERS. Auxiliary members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert to share. Come celebrate another great year of serving Veterans, our military, their families and our community. Spread the word to other members about this fun event.
Extra Info: For additional information contact the Hardwick American Legion at 802-472-6143 or Post #7 Commander George Gattone at 802-533-7183.
6 Paint, Batteries, and Bulbs Special Collection Event
Time: 9am - 1pm
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Town Garage
Description: The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District holds special collection events for paints, batteries and fluorescent bulbs FREE of charge to in-district residents. Please note that there are convenient year round drop off options throughout the state for these three material types. For more information and locations, click these links: batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paint. Please follow these guidelines if you do bring your paint, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs to our collection: Paint must be in identifiable cans. All paints & stains (except spray paint) will be accepted as long as the original label is still present. If label is missing take to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event. Paint thinners, solvents, and spray paints also go to HHW collections. Non-alkaline battery ends (terminals) must be taped or the batteries must be individually bagged for safety reasons Broken fluorescent bulbs should be double bagged. These programs are funded through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs; staff and equipment costs are subsidized by CVSWMD.
Extra Info: | 229-9383 for more information
8 Caspian Monday Music / An Evening in Naples
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $18.00; under 18, free; students, $10.00; senior, $16.00
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT.
Description: Tenor and Piano An Evening in Naples Austin Burns, tenor  Stephanie Mao, piano Mala Femmena  Toto  Luna Rosa          Antonio Vian Non ti Scordar di me -   Ernesto de Curtis  Torna a Surriento Tu ca nun Chiagne Santa Lucia       Traditional  L’addio a Napoli  Vieni sul Mar  Fenesta Che Lucieve        Vincenzo Bellini  Mattinata         Ruggiero Leoncavallo Core ‘ngrato    Salvatore Cardillo O Sole Mio   Eduardo di Capua Maria, Mari!!   Eduardo di Capua
8 logo Music & Movement Mondays at Jeudevine Library
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The Music and Movement program for preschoolers at the Jeudevine Library continues every Monday at 10 AM. After the program there are snacks and time for kids to play and parents to talk. We just got some train hats and train whistles to make a train trip with music! Come by to participate in this program led by Emily Lanxner, Director of the Jeudevine Music School. Lots of fun! For info call the library at 472-5948.
10 Nature Olympics!
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library
Description: On your mark, get set, it's time for the Nature Olympics! Learn some fabulous fun facts about amazing Vermont animals and natural phenomena! Then get ready to flip and flap in some wacky nature Olympic events and see how your skills match up to nature's amazingness. Find out if you can out-jump a woodland jumping mouse, or out-flap a hummingbird. Test your bat ears and learn to craft a falcon zip-line.
10 Baby and Me Yoga
Time: 10:30am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join us at the Greensboro Free Library as yoga instructor Lindsey Scott guides parents into gentle yoga poses with their babies and toddlers. Baby and Me Yoga is a great way for parents to stretch and increase strength and flexibility as well as connecting with their babies with physical and eye contact. No experience necessary just bring your baby/ toddler. This class is free and open to all.
Extra Info: contact for more information
10 logo Nature Olympics at Jeudevine Library
Time: 1 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Wednesday, August 10, we have the Lamoille County Nature Center coming to do a Nature Olympics program at 1PM. On your mark, get set, it's time for the Nature Olympics! Learn some fabulous fun facts about amazing Vermont animals and nature Olympic events and see how your skills match up to nature's amazinglness. Find out if you can out-jump a woodland jumping mouse, or out-flap a hummingbird. Test your bat ears and learn to craft a falcon zip-line!
Extra Info: Call 472-5948 for info!
10 logo Harry Potter Party at Jeudevine Library Wed Aug 10
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: There is a new HARRY POTTER book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Jeudevine Library is having a Harry Potter Part complete with Harry Potter quizzes, games and snacks (think Butter Beer!) and we'll have a raffle for one copy of the new book as well as giving every kid who attends a book to take home! Lots of fun for all! Info: 472-5948
Time: Servings 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Price: $10; Under 8 $5
Location: St. Michael’s Church Hall 270 The Bend Rd, Greensboro Bend
Description: Chicken Pie, Casseroles, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Pie and Beverage
Extra Info: Benefit: St. Michael’s Altar Society Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit St. Michael's Altar Society. More Info: 472-6736 No Reservations-Take Out Available
11 Storytime Music for Children
Time: 10am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join us at storytime with musician Josh Gould for songs to sing together! Thursday storytimes are geared for children ages 0-6 however all are welcome to this free event. contact for more information
12 Story Time Yoga! with Sophia Barasalow
Time: 10:30 AM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library
Description: Story Time Yoga bridges the physical action and inner listening of yoga with the creativity, imagination, and multicultural wisdom of story telling and books. Stories from around the world come to life through yoga poses, songs, and yoga games. Through Story Time Yoga, children acquire listening, oral, and literary skills, as well as body awareness, character development, and cultural understanding.
12 logo Storytime Yoga with Sophie Barasalow at Jeudevine Library
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Come join us on Friday, August 12 for Story Time Yoga with Sophie Barasalow! Story Time Yoga bridges the physical action and inner listening of yoga with the creativity, imagination, and multicultural wisdom of storytelling. Stories come to life through yoga poses, games, songs and guided meditation. Suitable for ages 2 and up, bring a mat if you have one! Info: 472-5948.
13 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: Books 'n' Brunch: International Migrations to or from the United States, a book discussion series on four Saturdays: June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10. This book series is in honor of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial: A Vermont Humanities Council Program sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine Library. The third book in this series is MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE by Oscar Hijuelos with the discussion led by Mary Hays. Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer for Fiction, Hijuelos tells the story set in 1949 as two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to the big arena of New York, where they are workers by day, stars of dance halls by night. Hijuelos's marvelous portrait of the Castillo brothers, their families, their fellow musicians and lovers, their triumphs and tragedies, re-creates the sights and sounds of an era in music and an unsung moment in American life. 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!
13 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Time: 9am - 1pm
Price: $20 per car load--in district residents, $100 per car--out o
Description: Household hazardous waste (HHW) costs $20 per carload for residents in district. HHW is $100 per carload for out of district residents. More than one household can combine HHW into one car, to reduce per household costs. Businesses must call ahead to register for the event and for business pricing. Call (802) 229-9383 x 105 for information about registration. What is hazardous waste? Find out more at Remember, paint does not need to come to this collection. Paint is now recycled for FREE across the state at the ARCC, hardware stores, and places where paint is sold. Find a drop off location near you at!
Extra Info: | 229-9383
15 Caspian Monday Music / Quartet Concert
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $18.00; under 18, free; students, $10.00; senior, $16.00
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT.
Description: Quartet Concert Alexey Shabalin, violin Alex Vavilov, viola Igor Leschishin, oboe Cynthia Forbes, violoncello Duo for violin and viola in G Major, K. 487 W.A. Mozart Quintet for oboe and strings in F Major, Op. 107 Anton Reicha (1770 - 1836) Adagio and Fugue in c minor, K. 546 W.A. Mozart String Quartet No. 7 in f# minor, (Op. 108) Dimitri Shostakovich Quintet in F Major, Op. 107 Anton Reicha (1770 - 1836)
15-19 Hip-Hop, Jump, and Pump it Up!
Time: 8am - 9pm
Price: $12 - $20/class
Location: Hardwick Fitness Center, the Open Space, and the Jeudevine Music School
Description: Five days of hip-hop, core-hop, acrobatics, trampoline, and private fitness classes - taught by professional hip-hop dancer and personal trainer, Palmer Jordon. Options for hip-hop classes include kids (age 6-12), and teen/adult from beginner to advanced. Schedule your classes to fit your busy life - priced for single sessions, with multi-class and family discounts available. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Palmer Jordon is pursuing a career in dance and choreography, and is represented by one of LA's premier talent agencies. He also maintains practice as a certified personal trainer. He is a graduate of both the American Academy of Personal Training in Boston, Massachusetts, and Hazen Union High School in Hardwick, Vermont.
Extra Info: Call today to register! (802) 917-2179. Registration closes Sunday August 14 at 6pm. Complete schedule listed at:
16 Circus Smirkus at the Greensboro Free Library!
Time: 10am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: The Greensboro Free Library Summer Reading Party welcomes Circus Smirkus! The traveling circus troupe will do a performance and have an obstacle course for children to pair with our movement summer reading theme "Ready, Set, Read". There will be ice cream and popcorn and every child gets a free book. Come celebrate reading with friends, neighbors, and fun at the library! Everyone is welcome to this free event! See you Tuesday!
Extra Info: Contact the library at or 533-2531 with questions.
17-21 Orleans County Fair
Time: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: Pay-one-price admission is $15 Aug. 17-18 and $16 Aug. 19-21
Location: Orleans County Fairgrounds, 278 Roaring Brook Road, Barton
Description: The 149th annual Orleans County Fair features daily agriculture competitions and showings, The World of Wonders "Amazement Show" sideshow acts, the Houdini-style Escape Explosion Show, Kachunga and the Alligator, Marko the Master Magician, chainsaw woodcarvers, harness racing, oxen and horse pulls, tractor and truck pulls, Maple Sugar House, Milking Parlor, petting zoo, Buddy the Clown, arts and crafts, Exhibit Hall, Beer & Wine Garden, and midway rides for all ages presented by Dreamland Amusements, open daily at 11 a.m. Special activities include Kids Day on Aug 17; Black Cat Hell Drivers automotive stunt show (8 p.m. Aug. 18); and a Demolition Derby at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 (additional cost: $3 per show or $5 for both). Special days: $13 for kids under 13 on Aug. 17; $10 for seniors over 62 years on Aug. 19; and free for active military personnel and immediate family with Active Military ID on Aug. 20. Free admission and kiddie rides for children under 36 inches tall. For more information, visit
17 logo Smirkus Camp Presents ROADSHOW! At the Jeudevine Library
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Cirkus Smirkus Camp presents Session V's ROADSHOW! Part of Smirkus Camp's curriculum includes unique performance opportunities for campers. This 30 minute street-style circus performance is a free event and open to the public!
Extra Info: Info at 472-5948
18 logo Meet Tiny House Expert Deek Diedricksen
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Interested in living large in a small space? Come to The Galaxy Bookshop on Thursday, August 18th, at 7 p.m., to meet Deek Diedricksen, author of "Micro Shelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures." Diedricksen has years of experience designing, building, and living in tiny structures. With his brother Dustin, Diedrickson teaches workshops on the topic. The two have hosted shows on HGTV ("Tiny House Builders") and the DIY Network ("Extreme Small Spaces") and are currently independently producing a new show, "The Micromen." Deek Diedrickson will talk about his work, accompanied by a slide show highlighting some amazing buildings, and will answer questions and sign copies of his book. Please join us for this free event!
Extra Info: Call 472-5533
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Knights of Columbus Hall 206 Rt 14 South in Hardwick
Description: Pre-owned and New items; gifts & services from local businesses To donate or for items needing pickup, call Bear at 472-5501, Joe at 586-2899 or Richard at 472-8282
19 Kingdom Farm and Food Days Draft Horse Demonstration and Farmers Market
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Atkins Field, Granite Street, Hardwick VT
Description: Kingdom Farm and Food Days is greatly expanded this year with 21 venues all over the Northeast Kingdom. Starting Friday, August 19, at Atkins Field with a Draft Horse Demonstration at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will happen along with a demonstration of blacksmithing by Courtney Mead and Lucian Avery, fiber arts by Princess Van Gulden, and barbecue by Back Road Barbecue! These traditional craft and work demonstrations will be accompanied by FireSteel fiddle and banjo music: Terese Churchill and Thomas Bishop of Orleans. Free admission. All to be followed by the Hardwick Farmers Market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with more live music. Kingdom Farm and Food Days' core events at high Mowing Organic Seeds, Pete's Greens and Sterling College are happening this year along with events at many more venues - too numerous to list here. Please take a look at the website for much more information: See you there!
19 Stromboli Community Supper - Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary
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: Come join the Hardwick Unit 7 Auxiliary for another fantastic meal on Tuesday, August 30th, starting at 5:30 pm for a homemade Stromboli supper. Choose from a Pepperoni, Ham or Roasted Vegetables & Cheese Stromboli sandwich served with a fresh tossed salad and a delicious pudding cake dessert. This event is OPEN to the community for $8.00 a meal, $5.00 for Veterans and Children 12 and under. Take out is available by calling 802-472-6143 and we will have a cash bar and 50/50 raffle. PLEASE NOTE: Serving times for our meals will now be from 5:30 -7:00 pm to ensure proper service staffing, and due to scheduling conflicts this dinner is being held on the 5th Tuesday of the month. We hope to see everyone at the dinner and please bring your friends, family and invite new people to check out our d Auxiliary dinners and see what Hardwick American Legion Post #7 has to offer the Community. Proceeds from this dinner will be used to replenish the Auxiliary Honorary Membership Fund which pays the membership dues for those members over 70 years old who have been members in good standing for 3 consecutive years. Any interested amateur artists who are willing to sing for their supper and gain some recognition in the community are welcome to contact Corrinna Colson, Auxiliary President at 802-274-8333 for more details.
20 Pizza & Tunes with Beg, Borrow or Steal!
Time: 6:30
Price: $15
Location: The Common House 1376 Craftsbury Common
Description: Throughout the summer The Art House hosts a variety of Pizza and Performance Nights! Feast on wood-fired personal pies (made in our Community Built Pizza Oven) and enjoy music, comedy, theater, and/or poetry! Pizza's & Salads are made with generous donations from local farmers such as: Pete's Greens, Bonnieview Farm& Cabot Creamery. Location: Common House, Craftsbury Common, VT August 20th performance by Beg, Steal, or Borrow, a rocking Old and In The Way Cover band! Don't miss this lively & fun show! Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 802-586-2200
Extra Info: Contact with questions!
20 logo The THOMPSON TWINS: Cris and Meredith Thompson at The Music Box
Time: 8 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: The Thompson twins were the first performers ever to play at the Music Box in July 2000. Their harmonies and musicianship along with their original songwriting unite to make their concerts a powerful, moving yet also fun experience. Best known for the unique blend of their nearly identical voices, the Thompsons weave vocals, flute, guitar and percussion together creating a sound that is genuine, beautiful, and moving. These identical twin sisters grew up down the street from Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Providence RI where they played their first show in 1992, and have since played in venues across the US and released five albums. Chris plays percussive, riff driven guitar. Meredith plays authentic Latin rhythms on congas and adds flute to their sound. Both sisters sing in close harmony both earthy and ethereal. The Thompsons link music and stories together to create an engaging, animated performance rich in texture, mood and character. The Thompsons tell stories that resonate with the audience, stories that celebrate common experience. "It is their mix of intriguing stories of people's hopes and histories that makes the Thompsons music so compelling" writes MaryAnn Robertson, Spotlight, Portsmouth, NH. With the release of their sixth CD, Live, Chris & Meredith Thompson showcase their vocal range on songs influenced by traditional spirituals. Chris & Meredith Thompson achieve a vocal harmony known uniquely to siblings. They return to their roots on this album, singing spiritual songs that they grew up with at Stone Soup and at the First Baptist Church in America. Find them at
Extra Info: About the Music Box: or call 586-7533.
20 CARWASH - Hardwick Unit 7 Junior Auxiliary Fire Station
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Price: $5.00 suggested donation
Description: Bring your vehicle and let the Hardwick American Legion Unit 7 Junior Auxiliary give it a bath and make it shine for you. These young ladies will be washing cars at the Hardwick Fire Station from 10:00am - 2:00pm Saturday August 20th. There is a $5.00 suggested donation but any amount will be accepted. Help your Juniors raise money to spread the word about helping others including our Veterans, Military, their families and the community. Proceeds from this event will go to fund Junior Auxiliary programs and provide additional educational opportunities to teach them more about volunteering in the spirit of service not self.
Extra Info: Location: Hardwick Fire Station, Wolcott St. Hardwick, Vermont
20 Noyes House Museum's Childrens Day!
Time: 11am - 2pm
Price: Free
Location: 122 Lower Main Street, Morrisville, VT 05661
Description: Celebrate the joy of childhood during the 19th century! Play timeless games and toys from hoops and graces to stilts. Hands-on activities featuring the “Mystery of Joe’s Canoe” Food for Thought program presented by Billings Farm and Museum @ 11am and 1pm Make butter with an early 20th century churn. Explore the museum with a children’s scavenger hunt.
Extra Info: for more information see our website: you can also call / email 802-888-7617
21 logo The South Polar Seas--an overview with STEVE YOUNG, A Vermont READS Shackleton program
Time: 4 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Hardwick Historical Society, 47 Depot St, Hardwick, VT
Description: The Jeudevine Library, the Hardwick Historical Society and the Hardwick Town House have teamed up to participate in the Vermont Humanities Vermont READS Shackleton 2016. This is the first in a series of programs. The Hardwick Historical Society will host Steve Young of the Center for Circumpolar Studies. He will give a talk illustrated with slides about “The South Polar Seas--an overview of the Southern Ocean." Most Vermonters will know of Steve from the Center for Northern Studies, which he founded in 1971. He is now serving as adviser to a new Center for Circumpolar Studies but has largely retired from academic duties. Steve is a widely respected botanist and anthropologist whose work spans the polar regions of the globe taking him to Alaska, Canada, Antarctica, Siberia, and Mongolia. Although his professional life has taken him, literally, to the far ends of the earth, Young’s anchor and home base has always been the 100 or so acres on which he lives in Wolcott. His affection for nature shows as he walks its trails and woods roads. His talk will include his own visit to Elephant Island where the crew of Endurance was marooned. The story of Shackleton and his ill-fated trip is one of the inspiring stories of history — and the Hardwick Historical Society is all about history, especially the history of Hardwick. Though Shackleton does not relate directly to Hardwick, when he found himself trapped in the ice (1916), Hardwick was on the brink of a serious economic contraction, trapped by economic forces as out of their control as Shackleton’s ice (though not so potentially deadly) was to Shackleton. For the previous two decades, Hardwick had enjoyed unprecedented economic prosperity and expansion based on a granite industry very unlike that in Barre. By 1916, the Woodbury Granite Company, based in Hardwick, had built state capitols, banks, municipal offices, railroad stations, museums, post offices, and a wide assortment of other buildings. However, with the coming of WWI and a slowing of civic building, the death of The Company’s General Manager in 1914, and the change of architectural fashion from quasi-classical buildings to Art Deco sky scrapers, the building granite industry collapsed, leaving Hardwick struggling to find an alternative economic engine. The struggle lasted more than 60 years. To honor Shackleton and the analogy he can become, the Hardwick Historical Society will create a display calling attention to the parallel between Shackleton’s struggle to escape the ice, and Hardwick’s struggle to recover from a major economic implosion.
Extra Info: Copies of the book: THE ENDURANCE: SHACKLETON'S LEGENDARY ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION by Caroline Alexander will be available for people to take. People are encouraged to take a copy of the book, read the book and pass it on to another person. Copies of the book are also available at the Jeudevine Memorial Library. For more info call the library at 472-5948.
22 Caspian Monday Music / CMM Chamber Orchestra
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $18.00; under 18, free; students, $10.00; senior, $16.00
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT.
Description: CMM Chamber Orchestra Alexey Shabalin, concertmaster Cynthia Forbes, violoncello & Orchestra Prelude and Fugue in d minor K.404a W.A. Mozart, after J. S. Bach Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 W.A. Mozart Mozart a la Haydn Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998) Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 Ottorino Respighi Trauermusic for viola Paul Hindemith Rumanian Folk Dances Bela Bartok
23 logo Reading & Book Signing: John Elder & Sheila Post
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us for an evening with two fantastic authors, both published by Vermont's own Green Writers Press:
John Elder will share his new book, Picking Up the Flute, a memoir framed by the author’s experience of learning to play traditional Irish music on a wooden flute. The narrative’s perspective is at once looking back, at the point of retirement, and forward as the author embarks on a journey of learning.
Sheila Post will read from her long-anticipated novel, The Road to Walden North, a book inspired by Thoreau’s Walden, set in the context of a university professor who has moved to a small, rural town in northeastern Vermont (sound familiar?) and must face the reality of the Thoreauvian way of life she has taught so often in theory.

Extra Info: Call 472-5533
23 Backyard Games and Songs
Time: 10am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join Erik Gillard and Heidi Wilson at the Greensboro Free Library for fun with games and songs. This duo will lead the kids in games and songs they may know as well as teach them some new ones for their repertoire. They are often focused on nature and honoring the Earth. Let's hope for sunny weather!
Extra Info: contact the library at 533-2531 or with questions
24-28 Caledonia County Fair
Time: 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 25, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26-28
Price: Pay-one-price admission is $30 per carload on Aug. 24 and $1
Location: Mountain View Park, 1 Fairground Street, in Lyndonville
Description: Vermont's oldest fair will feature livestock shows and judging, an animal pulling arena (horses, ponies and oxen), World Of Wonders - Illusions & Escape Artist shows, Josh Landry the Chainsaw Carver, a poultry barn, exhibits, contests and raffles, and the Dreamland Amusements midway with rides for all ages. Events include ATV/UTV racing (6 p.m. Aug. 24); Motocross Show (7 p.m. Aug. 25); farm tractor pulls (9 a.m. Aug. 26); 4WD truck pulls (6:30 p.m. Aug. 26); lawn tractor pulls (9 a.m. Aug. 27); tractor rodeo (2 p.m. Aug. 27); Cassadee Pope concert (8 p.m. Aug. 27); pig scramble (noon Aug. 28), demolition derby qualifying (1 p.m. Aug. 28); and demo derby finals (6 p.m. Aug. 28). Rides open at 5 p.m. Aug. 24-26 and 4 p.m. Aug. 27-28. A $2 discount coupon, valid Aug. 25-28, is available at Visit for details on the fair and $14 advance tickets.
24 Book Discussion - "All the Light We Cannot See"
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Written by American fiction writer, Anthony Doerr, this is a beautifully written story about a blind French girl and a German boy who meet in occupied France and are trying to survive the devastation of occupied France.
25 Ballet Wolcott Open House
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Price: Free
Location: Wolcott Town Hall
Description: COME JOIN US FOR BALLET WOLCOTT'S OPEN HOUSE WITH SOME DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS and refreshments at Wolcott Town Hall from 5:30-7:30pm. At 6pm there will be a Stories in Motion Class presented for 4-6year olds and following this will be some demonstrations of ballet and other forms of dance classes. Come meet some of our teachers and sign up for classes. This year several classes will also be offered in Hyde Park at St. Theresa's Parish. ***August 25th at 9am at River Arts In Morrisville and August 27th at 9am at Wolcott Town Hall, there will be a free Stories in Motion class offered to young children who will learn some basic ballet movements and be active in creating their own fairy tales and dancing to the narration they created in the costumes they choose from our wardrobe . This is a very fun class for little ones. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL OUR UPCOMING CLASSES FOR THE YEAR AT . Our years ends with a production of Snow White at Johnson State College in May. Come join us for a fun year in a very disciplined but creative and nurturing environment!
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