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March 2015
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Events for March 2015
1 UKELELE STRUM 'N' HUM!
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Price: $15 suggested donation
Location: Jeudevine Music School
Description: Maybe you need more strumming in your life! Maybe you need more humming in your life! Let's create a community ukelele chorus in the Hardwick area! Bring your kids! Bring your grandkids!
Extra Info: Jeudevine Music School is located at 114 West Church St., Hardwick. Further info and/or order cheap but very playable ukelele with group: (802) 917-2179
1 Waste Less Bonanza!
Time: 2-4pm
Price: by donation
Location: Green Mountain Tech Center Forestry Building, next entrance on left after Hazen Union High School
Description: Are you thrifty, creative, concerned about the amount of junk accumulating on the planet, or just looking for some practical skills? Join the Swap Sisters for a new event all about reducing waste. The Waste Less Bonanza! will focus on how to waste less by fixing, maintaining, reusing, and repurposing things in four main categories: tools and household items, food, clothing, and trash (paper, cans, bottles, plastic bags). We'll have demonstrations ongoing in each category. Learn how to fix your socks, pants, or tool handles. Find creative ways to use left overs, old calendars and plastic bags. We also want the event to be jam packed with inspiration and ideas from all who attend. Participants are asked to bring in any examples of things they have reused and repurposed. Think "junk" art, a tool with an unconventional handle, planters made from old containers, plastic bottle bird feeders, mittens made out of old sweaters...you name it. If it's not practical to physically bring something in, bring your ideas and we'll have a way to share those too. Small prizes will be awarded for the people's choice of best exhibits and ideas. We'll also have some repurposing projects for kids to participate in. The Waste Less Bonanza is on March 1, from 2-4pm at the Green Mountain Technical Center Forestry Building in Hardwick (entrance is on the left traveling up main street beyond Hazen Union High School). For more information email swapsisters@gmail.com or call 755-6336. The Swap Sisters believe in the power of homegrown solutions when facing big corporate-created crises. We seek to foster local independence based on neighborly interdependence. We offer home-grown swaps of information, skills, seeds, plants, harvest bounty and more in the greater Hardwick, VT area.
1 Lenten Discussion - Ben Chase on Islam
Time: Noon
Price: Free
Description: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will host a series of discussions on four Sundays in Lent. The schedule is as follows: March 1—The Rev. Ben Chase on Islam; March 8 — Steve Young on The Great Flood-Sea Level and Climate Change over the Millennia; March 15—the Rev. John Keenan on Christianity and Buddhism; March 22—Ellen Halperin on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Each program will be preceded by informal soup and bread lunches at 11:30 a.m., following the 10:00 am Sunday service. Come and bring a friend or two. 39 W Church St, Hardwick. 472-5979
4 logo Book to Film program : The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams–which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him. He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one. The film stars Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman
Extra Info: Popcorn and cider will be served. You don't have to read the book to see the movie, but for those who want to read the book copies are available now at the library. For more info call 472-5948.
5 logo Carbon Tax Discussion at Jeudevine Library
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Walt Gustafson of VPIRG (the Vermont Public Interest Research Group) will lead a discussion and information session on the idea of a carbon tax as one strategy to help reduce carbon emissions to help with the problem of climate change. Find out ways that you can help!
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.
7 logo Sound of Music film Sing-A-Long
Time: 2 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Do you love the Sound of Music? Do you love singing the songs? Well, here is your chance: Watch the movie and sing-a-long! A family fun afternoon! Only for those who love to sing and love the movie. There will be cider and popcorn!
Extra Info: For more information call 472-5948.
7 Grow Your Own gathering
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free, open to the public
Location: Center for an Agricultural Economy, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick VT 05843
Description: Grow Your Own (GYO) will offer a free session on leftovers and food efficiency on March 7 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) on 140 Junction Road in Hardwick. Gatherings are free and open to the public, and children ages six and up are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. Our March gathering will be led by Angela Ross of Albany who will show us how to put together a meal kit of dry ingredients in jars to be combined with leftovers kept in the freezer and stock to make soups and stews. We share a meal at each gathering, and stew is on the menu for March. Space is limited and RSVP is mandatory to Hardwick Area Food Pantry Coordinator Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by March 5. GYO is a project of CAE, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move. For more information, see www.hardwickagriculture.org or contact CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar at (802) 472-5362 or bethany@hardwickagriculture.org
Extra Info: CAE is on Junction Road, basically behind Aubuchon Hardware. Space is limited so do not forget to RSVP.
7 logo MAC CURIOUS : MAC BASICS and BEYOND Educational Workshop at G.R.A.C.E
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: $20.--
Location: G.R.A.C.E in downtown Hardwick
Description: Hardwick's MAC NURSE : Perry Heller will be holding its next MAC CURIOUS : MAC BASICS and BEYOND Educational Workshop at G.R.A.C.E in downtown Hardwick. Date and Time: Saturday March 7, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: G.R.A.C.E building at 59 Mill St. directly across from the Hardwick Post Office Hardwick, VT 05843. Interested in learning how to get the most from your Apple computer? Maybe your computer is running slowly and you don't know why. Perhaps you are unhappy with your current Mac and you're thinking about buying a new one and don't know where to start… Then this is the MAC CURIOUS workshop for you. We'll be going over Mac basics such as: *What's the Administrator / User Account Password? *What is an Operating System (OS) and what's the difference between them all? *Is my computer too old? How do I know when it's time to invest in a new computer or affordably upgrade my current one? *How do I upgrade my current Operating System? *Why do I keep getting the rainbow ball / rainbow wheel on my screen? *Applications keep opening even though I did not ask them to! HELP!!! *What's the best browser to use? Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer? *How do I set up an Apple ID and Password? *What is Adobe Flash Player Plug-In, why do I need to update it all of the time? *Should I download and install the Software Updates that keep popping up on my computer? *What is iCloud? *How do I know if something is SPAM or a Virus or if it is safe to download? *What's the best email to use? Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, VTLink, Fairpoint? *Should I put my computer to sleep all the time or should I shut it down? *What's the difference between MB (Megabytes) and GB (Gigabytes)? *How do I backup my computer? This MAC CURIOUS workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost for Workshop: $20/person payable at the door cash or check made payable to Mac Nurse Date and time: Saturday March 7, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: G.R.A.C.E building at 59 Mill St. directly across from the Hardwick Post Office Hardwick, VT 05843. To reserve your spot: RSVP to: vtmacnurse@gmail.com or call 802-472-1727 If you would like to, feel free to bring your computer with you. We'll have plenty of room for your MacBooks, iMacs, MacMinis, etc… Outlets and power strips will be made available for everyone's computer. There will also be 2 MAC NURSE Loaner MacBooks laptops available if people would like to borrow one for this workshop. These laptops are available on a first come first serve basis.
8 Lenten Discussion - Steve Young on The Great Flood - Sea Level and Climate Change over the Millennia
Time: Noon
Price: Free
Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick. 472-5979
Description: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will host a series of discussions on four Sundays in Lent. The schedule is as follows: March 1—The Rev. Ben Chase on Islam; March 8 — Steve Young on The Great Flood Sea Level and Climate Change over the Millennia; March 15—the Rev. John Keenan on Christianity and Buddhism; March 22—Ellen Halperin on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Each program will be preceded by informal soup and bread lunches, which will begin at 11: 30 a.m., following the 10:00 am Sunday service. Come and bring a friend or two.
8 logo MAC CURIOUS : iCLOUD Educational Workshop at G.R.A.C.E.
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Price: $20
Location: G.R.A.C.E in downtown Hardwick
Description: Hardwick's MAC NURSE : Perry Heller will be holding its next MAC CURIOUS : MAC BASICS and BEYOND Educational Workshop at G.R.A.C.E. The topic for this workshop will be exclusively about the iCLOUD and cloud computing. Date and time: Sunday March 8, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: G.R.A.C.E building at 59 Mill St. directly across from the Hardwick Post Office Hardwick, VT 05843. Interested in learning how to use Apple’s iCloud service? Are you totally bewildered as to what the “cloud” even is?… Then this is the MAC CURIOUS workshop for you. We'll be going over iCloud basics such as: *What is iCloud? *What are the benefits of using the iCloud? *How do I know if I am already on the iCloud? *What happens if I turn off the iCloud? *How do I sync my data using the iCloud? *Should I backup my entire device to the iCloud? Why or why not? *Is my iPhone, iPad, or Mac Computer too out of date to use the iCloud? *How do I upgrade my device to make it iCloud compatible? *Will the government have access to my information once it’s on the iCloud? *I keep getting messages that I have run out of space on my iCloud account. What do I do now? *I want photos that I take to show up immediately on all of my devices. How do I do that using iCloud? This MAC CURIOUS iCloud workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost for Workshop: $20/person payable at the door cash or check made payable to Mac Nurse Date and time: Sunday March 8, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: G.R.A.C.E building at 59 Mill St. directly across from the Hardwick Post Office Hardwick, VT 05843. To reserve your spot: RSVP vtmacnurse@gmail.com or call 802-472-1727 If you would like to, feel free to bring your computers and iClud enabled devices with you. We'll have plenty of room for your MacBooks, iMacs, MacMinis, iPads, iPhones, iPods, etc… Outlets and power strips will be made available for everyone's computer. There will also be 2 MAC NURSE Loaner MacBooks laptops available if people would like to borrow one for this workshop. These laptops are available on a first come first serve basis.
10 logo Friends of the Jeudevine Library meeting, All are welcome!
Time: 5:15 PM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Come join the Friends of the Jeudevine Library as they plan their activities for 2015. The Friends need more active members! Come and get involved! Everyone can help! For more information call the library at 472-5948.
14 logo Pete's Posse at The Music Box
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $10, kids free
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury, VT
Description: The well known multi-instrumentalist and troubadour Pete Sutherland, has decades of concert touring, teaching and studio production behind him. His all-Vermont “POSSE” includes his teenage fiddle protégé, and fellow Clayfoot Strutter, Oliver Scanlon, and the dynamic accompanist and performer Tristan Henderson, also of Atlantic Crossing and Pipers Den. Featuring Pete’s rootsy songs, the band’s original and traditional fiddle music, and a few unique covers, this band provides a fine opportunity for an intimate listen to an ever-evolving musical friendship that spans generations! A warm voiced singer, songsmith and accomplished multi-instrumentalist, known equally for his potent originals and his intense recreations of age old ballads and fiery fiddle tunes, Pete Sutherland covers the map. He has been on staff at dance and music camps coast to coast and is a widely known year-round teacher and performer at home. Sutherland is a veteran of many touring and recording groups including Metamora, Rhythm In Shoes, The Woodshed Allstars, Woods Tea Company, Ira Bernstein’s Ten Toe Percussion and is a founding member of the long running ‘contradance jamband’ The Clayfoot Strutters, celebrating a quarter century in 2014! He is also a producer with over 80 projects under his belt, and a prolific songwriter covered by the likes of Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Nightingale and Altan. Quickly becoming a sought after accompanist, session musician and performer in Vermont, Tristan Henderson grew up playing a variety of music genres before jumping into traditional music. He acquired his ability to play anything with stings (and a few without) as a teenager a weekly blues/country/folk music session near his family home in Pomfret, Vermont. He was a 2013 winner of the Young Tradition Vermont talent contest with bagpiper Hazen Metro and in addition to Pete’s Posse, he also performs with Atlantic Crossing and Pipers Den. With early training in viola which led him to a stint with the Vermont Youth Orchestra, fiddler, mandolinist and tunesmith Oliver Scanlon was introduced to his mentor Pete and the parallel universe of fiddle music at the age of nine. His enthusiasm led him to seek out further learning and performing opportunities through Mark Sustic’s “Fiddleheads” program, and to begin attending music camps where he has studied various styles with Alan Jabbour, Kimberley Fraser, Eric Favreau and other master fiddlers. In 2008, Oliver and few talented middle school friends formed the group which became The Irregulars, a six piece outfit that has played scored of local dances and festivals. In 2013 he both co-founded the Posse and became the youngest member of Pete’s long running dance band The Clayfoot Strutters. A recent high school graduate, Oliver’s senior Project was a solo CD, “The Pond Jam” More can be found about this fabulous group at www.petesposse.com.
Extra Info: For more information call 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org or e-mail: themusicboxvt@yahoo.com.
14 Hardwick Historical Society's Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and Dance
Time: Dinner: 6-7:30 p.m./Dance:7:30-10:30 p.m.
Price: Donation: $10.00
Location: Hardwick's American Legion on North Main St.
Description: To benefit the Depot Restoration Project at the Hardwick Historical Society.
Extra Info: Call Lorraine Hussey at 472-5903 for tickets.
15 Lenten Discussion - Rev. John Keenan on Christianity and Buddhism
Time: Noon
Price: Free
Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick. 472-5979
Description: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will host a series of discussions on four Sundays in Lent. The schedule is as follows: March 1—The Rev. Ben Chase on Islam; March 8 — Steve Young, The Great Flood - Sea Level and Climate Change over the Millennia; March 15—the Rev. John Keenan on Christianity and Buddhism; March 22—Ellen Halperin on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Each program will be preceded by informal soup and bread lunches at 11: 30 a.m., following the Sunday service. Come and bring a friend or two.
19 logo MAC CURIOUS : iPHOTO Educational Workshop at G.R.A.C.E.
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Price: $20
Location: G.R.A.C.E in downtown Hardwick
Description: Hardwick's MAC NURSE : Perry Heller will be holding its next MAC CURIOUS : MAC BASICS and BEYOND Educational Workshop at G.R.A.C.E. The topic for this workshop will be exclusively about iPHOTO. Although we will be dealing mostly with iPhoto version 9.6 compatible with OS 10.10 Yosemite, many items discussed will apply to older and previous versions of iPhoto as well so please do feel free to attend even if your computer is not running the newest version of iPhoto. Date and time: Thursday March 19, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: G.R.A.C.E building at 59 Mill St. directly across from the Hardwick Post Office Hardwick, VT 05843. Interested in learning how to get the most out of iPhoto? Confused as to why your photos keep organizing themselves in ways you did not ask them to? Maybe you’re just interested in learning how to best organize and archive your photographs? Well, this is the workshop for you. Some topics that will be covered during this iPhoto workshop are: *What is iPhoto and do I need to use it? *How do I resize photos in iPhoto? *How do I crop photos in iPhoto? *How do I edit or retouch photos in iPhoto? *How do I email photos to friends/family using iPhoto? *How do I get my photos from my camera, iPad, iPod, or iPhone into iPhoto? *How do I batch rename my photos? *How can I best organize my iPhoto library? *What’s the best version of iPhoto? *How do I upgrade to the latest version of iPhoto? *I have so many duplicate photos in my iPhoto library. How do I eliminate the duplicates? *How do I backup my iPhoto library? *How can I safeguard my iPhoto library from becoming corrupted or “broken”? *Can I have more than one iPhoto library? This MAC CURIOUS iPHOTO workshop is limited to 20 participants. Cost for Workshop: $20/person payable at the door cash or check made payable to Mac Nurse Date and time: Thursday March 19, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: G.R.A.C.E building at 59 Mill St. directly across from the Hardwick Post Office Hardwick, VT 05843. To reserve your spot: RSVP to: vtmacnurse@gmail.com or call 802-472-1727 If you would like to, feel free to bring your computer with you. We'll have plenty of room for your MacBooks, iMacs, MacMinis, etc… Outlets and power strips will be made available for everyone's computer. There will also be 2 MAC NURSE Loaner MacBooks laptops available if people would like to borrow one for this workshop. These laptops are available on a first come first serve basis.
21 CABOT MAPLE FEST
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Price: Free Admission & Parking
Location: Cabot School, Main Street, Cabot
Description: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crafts, Vendors, Entertainment. 9-11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast. Noon Sugar on Snow, Real Maple Cotton Candy, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Homemade Soup, Sugarhouse Dogs and Maple Baked Beans. Silent Auction Closes at 2:00 p.m.
Extra Info: To Register for a Vendor Table: 802-563-3338 or CabotMapleFest@yahoo.com
21 logo Saturday, March 21st: FREE Movie & Popcorn night
Time: Saturday: 6:00 pm
Price: FREE
Location: South Woodbury at the Calais Woodbury United Church
Description: Free Movie & Popcorn night ~ Movie: "When the Game Stands Tall" PG Movie Inspired by the true story, Jim Caviezel plays a football coach torn between focusing on his family and the pressures to keep his record-breaking team alive. Now, in the midst of a season of crisis and tragedy he stands to lose everything, but a remarkable young player helps him rediscover that teamwork outshines personal glory -
Extra Info: We hope to see you at the South Woodbury Church - Calais Woodbury United Church on Route 14 Church # 232-1013 or Bill 371-7969
22 Lenten Discussion - Ellen Halperin on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Time: Noon
Price: Free
Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick. 472-5979
Description: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church will host a series of discussions on four Sundays in Lent. The schedule is as follows: March 1—The Rev. Ben Chase on Islam; March 8 — Steve Young, The Great Flood - Sea Level and Climate Change over the Millennia; March 15—the Rev. John Keenan on Christianity and Buddhism; March 22—Ellen Halperin on the Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Each program will be preceded by informal soup and bread lunches at 11: 30 a.m., following the 10:00 am Sunday service. Come and bring a friend or two.
28 logo Church Dinner ~ Including Grandma's Family Favorites
Time: Saturday: March 28th: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Price: $8.00 a person; Ages 5 and under free
Location: South Woodbury at the Calais Woodbury United Church
Description: Enjoy a night out for dinner that you don't have to cook! Church Dinner, including Grandma's Family Favorites at The Big White Church in South Woodbury (The Calais Woodbury United Church). NO Reservations needed. Come anytime between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm.
Extra Info: Route 14 in South Woodbury at the Calais Woodbury United Church. 802-232-1013 Church number Or Other questions: Mary at 456-8161