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September 2017
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Events for September 2017
1-2 Harvest Preservation Workshop: Preserving Your Fruit with Andrea Chesman
Time: 8:30am
Price: $250
Location: Sterling College
Description: Learn how freeze, can, and dry fruits, as well as make jams and jelly, pie fillings, and fruit leathers to make the summer’s sweetness last all year long.
Extra Info: Lucy Hankinson 802-585-296 For more information see the Sterling College Website.
1 Granite Junction plays Positive Pie Hardwick
Time: 7:30pm
Price: $2
Location: Positive Pie Hardwick 87 S. Main St, Hardwick VT 05843
Description: Positive Pie in Hardwick presents Granite Junction - beloved NEK area String Band to play Hardwick First Friday - Sept 1st, 2017 at 7:30pm - Suggested $2 Door Cover benefits the Hardwick Area Food Pantry to increase food security in Vermont ;) Come dance your heart out to the Northeast Kingdom's favorite Country Blues String Band - to benefit a great local cause!
2 logo Willa Mamet and Paul Miller
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $25 for adults, $10 for students, $5 for EBT cardholders
Location: Highland Center for the Arts
Description: “...fine music masterfully played and sung.” - Rob Resnik, Vermont Public Radio Willa Mamet & Paul Miller: two voices and a guitar, like you're at the kitchen table with us. Folk, country, Americana, and grassy soul in one intimate, acoustic evening.
Extra Info: Visit for more information.
3-4 Harvest Preservation Workshop: Tomatoes in January with Andrea Chesman
Time: 8:30am
Price: $250
Location: Sterling College
Description: Learn how to can tomatoes in a boiling water bath and pressure canner to make kitchen-ready purées, sauces, and salsas. Freezing and drying tomatoes will be included.
Extra Info: Lucy Hankinson 802-585-296 For more information see the Sterling College Website.
7 EXPLORE Art Classes
Time: Sept 7 through November 11, 2017
Price: $50 to $100. depending upon the class
Location: Hardwick - the Old Firehouse, GRACE located at 59 Mill Street
Description: Register now for EXPLORE Art Classes. The following art classes will be available collage with Marie La Pre Grabon, writing with Jerina Page, acrylic painting with Marcie Valette, watercolor with Jeanne Thurston, iphone photography with Nan Carle Beaureguard, clay hand building with Joanne Vecchiola, figure drawing with Marie LaPre Grabon, & drawing without fear with Sarah Spletzer Welters.
Extra Info: For full details and to register: or call 472-6857
8-9 Harvest Preservation Workshop: No Fear Pressure Canning with Andrea Chesman
Time: 8:30am
Price: $250
Location: Sterling College
Description: Pressure canning is needed to preserve low-acid vegetables, meats, broths, and tomato-based sauces with meats and other vegetables. This class will cover everything you need to know about canning foods safely in a pressure canner.
Extra Info: Lucy Hankinson 802-585-296 For more information see the Sterling College Website.
9 Grow Your Own curry workshop
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free
Location: Atkins Field, 100 Granite Street, Hardwick, Vermont
Description: Grow Your Own will host a hand-on workshop September 9 on making a curry concoction of your garden herbs that can be easily frozen for future use. Participants will share a meal of curry after the workshop. Grow Your Own (GYO) workshops are free and open to the public, and materials are provided, but you must call ahead by to save a spot. Call the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, 802-472-5940 by September 6 if you would like to save a spot. Children are welcome. On scene-child care is available for young ones if arranged in advance. Transportation arrangements are also possible in many cases. The workshop will be at Atkins Field in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. GYO is a project of the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, the Center for an Agricultural Economy, and NEK Kids on the Move. The mission of Grow Your Own is to increase food independence, better health and well-being through shared knowledge and experience.
Extra Info: For more information, contact CAE Community Programs Manager Bethany Dunbar at or Hardwick Area Food Pantry Executive Director Ruby Baker at 472-5940.
10-11 Harvest Preservation Workshop: In a Pickle with Andrea Chesman
Time: 8:30am
Price: $250
Location: Sterling College
Description: Preserve a taste of summer in old-fashioned vinegar-brined fermented pickles and krauts. Learn how to preserve them in a boiling water bath and steam canner. Freezer pickles, quick Japanese pickles, and other globe-trotting pickled delights will also be covered.
Extra Info: Lucy Hankinson 802-585-296 For more information see the Sterling College Website.
15 logo Scrag Mountain Music at the Highland Center for the Arts
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Highland Center for the Arts 2875 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: ​Scrag Mountain Music connects communities in central Vermont to classical music in a powerful way by presenting innovative, interactive, and affordable performances of world-class chamber music. This season, music lovers will get a taste of Tanglewood with soprano Mary Bonhag and three other vocal and pianist fellows: Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo-soprano; Andrew Munn, bass; and pianist Adam Rothenberg. This concert will highlight vocal and solo piano music they performed at Tanglewood over the summer. The diverse program includes a selection of Schubert songs, Chansons de Don Quichotte by Jacques Ibert, Manuel de Falla’s Sietes Canciones Populares Españolas, a Bach duet from Cantata 78, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Quattro Liriche di Antonio Machado. Rothenberg will be featured on Gershwin’s Three Preludes for solo piano and the program ends with a set of humorous American songs. Double bassist Evan Premo will join Rothenberg and Munn on the unusual double bass / bass singer Mozart concert aria Per questa bella mano. All will join together singing Schubert’s vocal quartet Des Tages Weihe. Based on the Scrag Mountain Music admission model, “Come as you are, pay what you can”, This is a FREE TICKETED event – Donations will be solicited during the show. Please register for your admission ticket though our website or contact the box office at 802-533-2000.
16 logo Fall Art in the Woods
Time: 10:00 - Noon
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: An event with Artist/ Naturalist/ Teacher Susan Sawyer! Fall changed the forest. Bring your art materials to sketch or paint the world as summer fades to autumn. Bring a seat and a snack and we’ll capture this lovely time. All ages and skill levels are welcome to this free event that meets at the Trailhead.
16 Energy Star “High Performance” Home Construction Monthly Tour!
Time: 11 AM - 12 PM
Price: Free
Location: 1289 S. Albany Rd., Albany, Vt.
Description: Contractors, “Do-it-yourselfers”, Architects, and future Energy Eff. home owners, are you interested in learning how to build an Energy Efficient Home? Dylan Kinsey, of Kinsey Construction, S. Albany, and the Craftsbury Energy Committee are offering a series of monthly workshops as Dylan and his wife, Eleanor, build their own home and their neighbor’s Energy Star home. Both homes follow Efficiency Vermont's “High Performance” home criteria, one step higher than the Energy Star “Base Level”. The first monthly tour is Sat., 9/16, 11 am - 12, noon. Rain backup date is Sunday, 9/17, 11 - 12. Come and see the beginning stages of an Energy Efficient, High Performance home under construction with conventional and new materials, their applications, and R-value’s and air sealing focuses. Both homes will feature electric Mini-Split Heat Pumps as the primary heat, Heat Recovery Ventilation units for fresh air, Heat Pump Water Heaters, and photovoltaic arrays to reach net-zero total energy use. Both houses have full concrete basements with double stud-style upper walls. Please, serious inquires only. The house is at: 1289 S. Albany Rd., Albany, Vt. (1.289 miles from Creek Rd.) Park either on S. Albany Rd. or in the field next to the road. Efficiency Vt. offers incentives for new Energy Star construction up to $2,000 for High Performance homes. For more info go to or, to receive the Craftsbury Energy Committee’s email notifications of upcoming Energy-related events, contact Please RSVP for rain date notifications.
Extra Info: Kevin Gregoire
20 The Effects of Climate Change on Dairy & Maple: 50 Years in the Future
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
Description: The stress climate change will put on food production in Vermont and beyond is just now being understood. In 50 years the regions of our country that have ample water to produce dairy products will shift eastward and northward. It is anticipated that regional maple production will be challenged by climatic changes. At this free discussion, scientists and researchers will discuss the impact of climate change on both the dairy and maple industry, and strategies for how Vermont can adapt.
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21 logo Book Discussion: Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: As part of the "Pushing the Limits" book and talk series at the Jeudevine Library, Jerry Schneider will be leading this discussion of ARCTIC DRIFT by Clive Cussler. It is a fast-paced suspense novel dealing with sabotage, an historical expedition that tried to discover the Northwest passage through the Arctic, gas prices rising and climate catastrophe approaching. The discussion and talk series features science, engineering, math and technology and though this is a suspense novel, there is a lot of science in the book. The series is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Extra Info: There will be desserts from the Magic Spoon Bakery and cider. Door Prize: whoever wins will get a $20.00 Gift certificate to the Galaxy Bookshop. The first ten people to sign-up get a free, new copy of the book! Call the library to reserve a copy. Once the free copies are gone the library will have extra library and interlibrary loan copies available to check-out. For more information call the library at 472-5948 or
23 logo Willa Mamet and Paul Miller
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: The music of Willa Mamet and Paul Miller is “two voices and guitar like we’re at the kitchen table with you!” With Mamet’s sultry voice and Miller’s guitar work you’ll be right there with them. Paul Miller has played music professionally for over 40 years - with Coco and the Lonesome Road Band, Bluebird, Andy Shapiro, Breakaway, and currently in the Bluegrass Gospel Project. A versatile musician, he plays guitar, bass, and drums, and sings. Paul has produced CD’s from Jon Gailmor and Rebecca Pidgeon, and is featured as a guest artist on numerous recordings generated from the Vermont music scene. Not to stop there, he also coordinates a Supported Employment program for Washington County Mental Health Services in central Vermont. He lives in the wilds of South Woodbury, Vermont. Willa Mamet was born in Randolph, VT, and weighed on the pastry scale at Rainbow Sweets on her way home to Woodbury. Though she tried to major in music at school, it was just too far from the kitchen table. Too many rules, not enough Home. So mostly that’s how she sings. She grew up making music with her family and community, one of whom - lucky her - was Paul Miller. Willa makes her home in Oakland, CA, but comes Home to Vermont as often as she can. The duo has performed on the west coast and all over Vermont. Check out some of their tunes at
Extra Info: Donation at the door. For more information or phone 586-7533.
23 Salve Making From Your Garden
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Use our MakerSpace to learn about Calendula officinalis and make herbal salve using calendula flowers from the Greensboro Free Library's garden! Calendula is a beautiful plant whose flowers are soothing and healing for many skin ailments, cuts, and scrapes. Salve is an ointment to be rubbed onto affected areas made in this case from calendula infused organic olive oil and beeswax. Each child will take home a one oz. jar of salve. Free and open to the public. Best for children ages 5 and up. Please PRE-REGISTER at or 533.2531
24 Jamboree -Pig Roast Chciken BBQ -Meet & Greet
Time: 12:00 pm -5:00pm
Price: $15.00 Advanced Purchase
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: Join the Adams Band and the American Legion Post #7 Family on Sunday September 24th from noon - 5:00pm for a Pig Roast and Chicken BBQ followed by a four-band talented filled Jamboree. Start at noon with the meet & greet BBQ where you can chat with members of the four performing bands; The Adams Band, Switch, Fake News and Classic Rewind. Then at 1:00pm the entertainment begins when the Adams Band takes the stage and plans to have everyone on the dance floor followed by the other 3 bands who promise to provide a sensational line up of music. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with advanced sale tickets for the BBQ and Jamboree selling for $15.00. Only 100 of these tickets will be sold so get yours quickly as space will be limited for this event. Attendees must be 21 and over with a valid photo ID to purchase alcohol from our cash bar. Proceeds for this event will go to sponsor the many programs of the American Legion, and its Auxiliary & SAL. We hope to see everyone come out & support this amazing event.
Extra Info: To get your tickets contact the American Legion at 802-472-6143 or call or text Corrinna at 802-274-8333.
26 logo Climate Degradation and Local Preparedness with Michael Billingsley
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., Hardwick, VT
Description: Michael Billingsley will discuss “Climate Degradation and Local Preparedness” on September 26, Tuesday at 7 PM at the Jeudevine Memorial Library as part of the “Pushing the Limits” series of science-based programs funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Rapidly-warming Arctic oceans, melting Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, and other big effects such as the warming of Russian and Alaskan permafrost tundra, are shifting ocean currents, affecting our health and changing our weather. These somewhat unpredictable changes have never occurred before in known human history. As it occurs, such degradation is going to challenge local patterns of weather, wildlife and insects, and may include more extreme rainfall, infestations of forests and problems we have never encountered before. Getting together and thinking ahead can solve and prepare for weather-caused local hazards and regional emergencies. Michael Billingsley is a former psychologist and college teacher who for the past 20 years has been studying ancient climate and geologic events around the North Atlantic as part of his research into the development of Bronze Age Irish culture. He is now Emergency Management Director for the town of Plainfield VT and helps lead that town's Hazard Mitigation Committee. He is or has been a member of the International Permafrost Association, American Geophysical Union, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Permafrost Young Researchers Network (UNESCO) and American Seismological Association and frequently posted about space weather events on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory webpage. He was a volunteer team member helping with disaster response for Hurricane Katrina and Haiti's Port au Prince earthquake, and worked on the volcano monitoring team of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 (and developed the prediction model with French mathematician Michel Socuel - which allowed them to accurately predict and warn the final eruptive phase). For the past several years he has been studying rapidly warming conditions in the Arctic polar region and monitoring the effect upon North American, European and Russian weather. He works informally with (and has presented for) Vermont Emergency Management and FEMA about flooding risks and community response. His intermittent climate & environmental alerts can be read at
Extra Info: The discussion will be accompanied by cider and desserts from the Magic Spoon Bakery. For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
26 logo Busy Person's Book Club
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Gather with fellow readers to talk about books that you love! There is no assigned reading in the Busy Person's Book Club. Just bring along a book you've read that fits the chosen topic or genre for the month. We'll share snacks, swap book recommendations, and engage in conversations about writing, books, and reading. In honor of Banned Books Week, September's topic is "banned or controversial books."
Extra Info: Call 472-5533 or visit
28-30 Vermont Vaudeville presents Too Much Information
Time: 2pm, 7:30pm
Price: $15 adults/$8 kids
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: After a busy summer touring season, that cast of Vermont Vaudeville returns to the Hardwick Town House on September 28, 29, and 30. Their brand-new variety show, entitled "Too Much Information", will begin at 7:30 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon. The performance will feature brand new work by the core ensemble and the Vermont Vaudeville House Band, as well as virtuosic silent comedian Rob Torres and the inimitable sound of The Ragtime Shepherd Kings trio. Producing a brand-new variety show is no small feat, given the increased touring success of the individual cast members. Justin Lander and Rose Friedman, aka Modern Times Theater, brought their all-ages puppet show to over 25 venues around the state. Multi-instrumentalist Geoff Goodhue’s band “Beg, Steal, or Borrow” won the prestigious Fan-Favorite Award at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Connecticut. The McCoys toured the Secret Circus Show to England, Ireland, Austria, Canada, Kansas and Pennsylvania. Maura Gahan spent the summer producing shows with Bread and Puppet. And pianist Otto Muller, who interrupts his busy schedule at Goddard College to tickle the ivories in Hardwick, spent the summer in the garden. So how does the troupe do all of this independent touring and then deliver a solid original variety show? During their travels, all members keep their ears to the pavement, listening for anything that pokes fun at the nuances of daily life. This year, everyone couldn’t help but notice that modern people have become so accustomed to the daily deluge of information, we’ve forgotten what it’s like to wonder. “Too Much Information” is a commentary on an era in which facts and data and opinions are instantly available, even if you don’t want them. Gotta catch up on the latest gossip? Open your laptop. Interested in what your neighbors are cooking for supper? Open your window. Want to know what’s happening in Washington DC? We didn’t think so. Last spring’s addition of a Thursday night was a success, so once again, there are 4 opportunities to catch the show. Hardwick’s own “Caja Madera” will be serving fresh tacos on the Town House lawn, two hours prior to each show. Tickets are available at, by calling 802.748.2600, and at the Galaxy Bookshop on Main Street in Hardwick.
Extra Info: Contact 472-1387 or
29 logo Mystery Film for Banned Books Week Sept. 29
Time: 6 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., Hardwick, VT
Description: Banned books week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read held this year from September 24 through September 30th. In this spirit the Jeudevine Memrorial Library will be showing a film based on one of the books that historically people have banned or tried to ban many times. The film will be shown on Friday, Sept. 29th at 6 PM. The book that it is based on is currently a best seller on Amazon even though it was originally released in 1949. Can you guess what the book is? Send your guess by September 20 to or call the library with your guess (472-5948) and you will be entered in a drawing for a gift certificate to the Galaxy Bookshop. There will be cider and popcorn. Bring a sandwich!
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.