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February 2017
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Events for February 2017
4 Dance Live Band "Switch"
Time: 7:00 - 11:00pm
Price: $7.00 per person at the door
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: The Saturday February 4th dance at the Hardwick American Legion will feature Dan Before's Classic Rock band "Switch"! This five member band has the versatility to play your classic rock tunes from Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" to Janis Joplin's "Me & Bobby McGee" with the ability to switch & play some good country favorites from Patsy Cline, Clint Black & many others. Adding saxophones with both male & female vocals allows this group to include some fabulous soul, Blues & funk tunes. Come dance the night away from 7:00 - 11:00 pm for just $7.00. This event is open to the public. Attendees must be 21 & over to consume alcoholic beverages from our cash bar and must have a valid photo ID. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR. Proceeds to benefit Veterans, Military, their families and the Hardwick Area Community!
Extra Info: For additional information please call 802-472-6143 or 802-274-8333.
6 Bingo! Every Monday Night
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Price: 9 cards - $15, 12 cards - $18, 18 cards - $24
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
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! 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!!! Light refreshments available for purchase, or bring your own & some to share
Extra Info: For more information contact the Hardwick American Legion at 802-472-6143 or Commander George Gattone at 802-533-7183
7 Seed Swap
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Price: free
Location: The Deep Well 144 South Main Street, Hardwick, Vermont
Description: Believe it or not, Spring IS on the way and the seed catalogues are out. Before you place your seed orders, come to the Seed Swap. Bring the seeds you have collected from your own gardens along with other seeds you may have and take some new or favorite varieties home too. Bring your seed-saving, and gardening tips as well. Leftover seeds will be available on the following Thursday at the Hardwick Community Dinner located at the United Church in Hardwick 12-1pm
9 TrackingWorkshop with Erik Gillard
Time: 3pm-5pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join nature mentor Erik Gillard for fun times learning about animals in winter! Through games and stories both inside and outside we will learn to identify different animals by their tracks and evidence they leave behind. Each week (Thursdays February 9th, 16th, 23rd) we will start with a healthy snack and have time for writing and drawing in our nature journals. These events are made possible from a Clif grant awarded to the Greensboro Free Library and are Free and open to all school age children.
Extra Info: Please Pre-Register at greensborokids@gmail.com or call the library at 533-2531
11 logo Howie Cantor and Friends at The Music Box
Time: 7 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Blues and folk singer and songwriter, Howie Cantor will warm up the Music Box in February. Howie will bring his trademark songs with their humor, satire and insight with the flavor of the NEK, accompanied on guitar with some of his friends on hand to lend their talents. Celebrates his new CD: Places. Howie Cantor lives in West Glover, Vermont and has been writing songs for over thirty years. He has performed in venues throughout the state as well as New York City, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Puerto Rico. Currently Howie organizes Music night at Parker Pie Co., every Thursday night in West Glover. Howie and his wife Stephan own and operate Deep Mountain Maple and produce lots of Vermont maple syrup!
Extra Info: Listen to some of his tunes at: https://howiecantor.bandcamp.com/. More info at www.themusicboxvt.org or phone 586-7533.
12 logo How to Spot Fake News
Time: 3PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Want to be a more critical media consumer? Hester Fuller leads a workshop at the Craftsbury Public Library on steps you can take to sharpen your skills at telling fact from fakery in today's news landscape. The workshop objective is to equip participants with skills to be deliberate, thoughtful information consumers. In this workshop we'll remind ourselves of why it matters to have trust in the information we receive. We'll discuss degrees of trust, and the nature of the work of reporters and editors. We'll talk about things that affect our *perceptions* of truth and falsehood. We'll look at and discuss examples. We'll consider why different people can reach different assessments of the same material. We'll discuss the ways that presentation can affect us as much as fact. Each of us will work toward specifying a personal set of standards for assessing the credibility of reports we see, read or hear. And we'll talk about what you can do next. Questions we'll take up include: • What is a "fact," as opposed to an "alternate fact"? • Says who? • Why is this a problem now, anyway? It didn't used to be. • Did it? • Where is Walter Cronkhite when you need him? • When does technology make it *harder* to get an accurate picture? • Are there publications people here feel strongly about, for better or worse? How would *you* assess these publications? Why? • What habits of mind will *you* try to cultivate and keep when dealing with information as it comes in? Bring paper, a pen and a working mind.
Extra Info: The workshop will be held at the Craftsbury Public Library on Sunday, February 12, at 3PM. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.
13 logo Music & Movement for Kids with Emily Lanxner at Jeudevine Memorial Library
Time: 10 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Monday, Feb 13 at 10 AM (or so.....) join moms, kids, grandmothers, caregivers to dance and sing and play music at the Jeudevine Library for about 45 minutes followed by a snack and conversation. Look at some videos at the library website: https://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/kids-space/ongoing-programs/ and see the fun! The program is led by Emily Lanxner of the Jeudevine Music school and funded by a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation Northeast Kingdom Fund. For info call 472-5948.
Extra Info: There will be no program on Presidents' Day, Mon, Feb. 20. The Library will be closed.
15 Shining the light on Solar Electricity!
Time: 7 - 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The Craftsbury Energy Committee will host a presentation on the nuts and bolts and financing of solar electricity on Wed., Feb. 15th, 7 - 8:30 PM at the Craftsbury Public Library. Rich Nicol, who owns the Sutton, Vt. company, Solartech, will show us the simplicity of how solar electric works, discuss federal tax incentives and the new state renewable energy regulations. The discussion will also consider recent trends in cost and paybacks, as well as technological advances, including the viability of the new batteries available for energy storage. Rich has 10 years of experience building both grid-tied and off grid solar installations within the residential, commercial, and municipal areas. Vt. State Employees Credit Union (VSECU) will also give a presentation on how their "no upfront payment, discounted, fixed rate loans" can make it very affordable to go solar electric. For more info call 802-281-4432, www.VSECU.COM/VGREENITC or http://solartechvt.com/
Extra Info: Kevin Gregoire 802-281-4432
16 Let's Talk Film: "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise"
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm
Price: N/A
Location: Sterling College Common House
Description: The Art House is proud to present: PBS’ "BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE" This film embarks on a journey through the last fifty years of AfricanAmerican history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America — and our nation as a whole. After the film there will be a facilitated community discussion and complementary refreshments. This film is shown in partnership with Vermont PBS. This series is made possible by: The Vermont Community Foundation & New England Grassroots Environment Fund.
Extra Info: For more information please refer to The Art House's website: www.vermontarthouse.org For any questions call 802-586-2200 or email vista@vermontarthouse.org
16 TrackingWorkshop with Erik Gillard
Time: 3pm-5pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join nature mentor Erik Gillard for fun times learning about animals in winter! Through games and stories both inside and outside we will learn to identify different animals by their tracks and evidence they leave behind. Each week (Thursdays February 9th, 16th, 23rd) we will start with a healthy snack and have time for writing and drawing in our nature journals. These events are made possible from a Clif grant awarded to the Greensboro Free Library and are Free and open to all school age children.
Extra Info: Please Pre-Register at greensborokids@gmail.com or by calling the library at 533-2531
18 NODELI's Grand Opening
Time: 2:00 - 5:30
Location: 39 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: Stop in for appetizers, information and product demonstration! Learn more about this new locally owned business. Nodeli's prepares pre portioned meals that you cook at home. Find out how easy it can be to have your dinner ready in about 30 minutes. Meal packs and bakery items will be available to purchase also.
Extra Info: Call during open hours M-F, noon -6. 472-7161 or email nodelis@yahoo.com or message on FB - Nodelis4you Dee Massey, owner
20 Bingo! Every Monday Night
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Price: Price: 9 cards - $15, 12 cards - $18, 18 cards - $24
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
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! This weeks jackpot is over $900 and someone needs to take it home for us! 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!!! Light refreshments available for purchase, or bring your own & some to share
Extra Info: For more information contact the Hardwick American Legion at 802-472-6143 or Commander George Gattone at 802-533-7183
21 Solar Q and A at the Woodbury Community Library
Time: 6:30 - 7:30
Price: Free
Location: Woodbury Community Library, Valley Lake Road, directly beside the Elementary School
Description: Join us at the Woodbury Community library to have all of your solar questions answered. Hardwick Electric and Washington Electric Coop are now accepting net-metered solar systems. Ellen Gershun, Community Organizer with SunCommon, will discuss how net-metered solar works in VT, explain the current and future state and federal incentives, discuss how you can go solar at no upfront cost, and answer your questions. Hope to see you there!
Extra Info: For more information, contact Ellen: ellen@suncommon.com or 802-882-8620
22 Brainstorming Hardwick's Business Development needs
Time: 4-6pm
Price: Free
Location: Hardwick Town Office - upstairs room
Description: Join Town Manager,Select Board members, local businesses and the Center for an Ag Economy to advance the discussion about what our Hardwick businesses need the most. As our downtown and our surrounding area businesses grow, should the town plan for more industrial space, retail space, or other infrastructure? Does your business need more exposure to tourists, or more access to distribution? Share and learn as we brainstorm for Hardwick's Business Development. (This meeting is a follow up from the Hardwick Community Visit process). If you are business owner, an entrepreneur, or interested in a shared vision for business growth, please come to: HARDWICK TOWN OFFICE FEBRUARY 22, 4-6PM
23 TrackingWorkshop with Erik Gillard
Time: 3pm-5pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join nature mentor Erik Gillard for fun times learning about animals in winter! Through games and stories both inside and outside we will learn to identify different animals by their tracks and evidence they leave behind. Each week (Thursdays February 9th, 16th, 23rd) we will start with a healthy snack and have time for writing and drawing in our nature journals. These events are made possible from a Clif grant awarded to the Greensboro Free Library and are Free and open to all school age children.
Extra Info: Please Pre-Register at greensborokids@gmail.com or call the library at 533-2531
27 logo Music & Movement for Kids with Emily Lanxner at Jeudevine Memorial Library
Time: 10 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Monday, Feb 27 at 10 AM (or so.....) join moms, kids, grandmothers, caregivers to dance and sing and play music at the Jeudevine Library for about 45 minutes followed by a snack and conversation. Look at some videos at the library website: https://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/kids-space/ongoing-programs/ and see the fun! The program is led by Emily Lanxner of the Jeudevine Music school and funded by a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation Northeast Kingdom Fund.
Extra Info: For info call 472-5948.
27 logo Friends of the Jeudevine 2017 Program Planning Meeting
Time: 5:15 PM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Come join library lovers who support the Jeudevine Library! There will be a meeting of the Friends of the Jeudevine on Monday, Feb. 27at 5:15 PM at the library to discuss programs for 2017. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Do you have a good idea for a library program? Give us your ideas! Light refreshments will be served. For more information call the library at 472-5948 or e-mail jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.org.
28 logo “FRESH,” FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The Friends of the Jeudevine Library are proud to announce a local community screening of FRESH, a feature documentary film by Ana Sofia Joanes that celebrates the food architects around the country who are boldly reinventing our food system with sustainable agriculture initiatives. FRESH will screen in Hardwick at Jeudevine Memorial Library on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 PM, followed by refreshments and discussion. FRESH is a reflection of a rising movement of people and communities across America who are re-inventing our food system. FRESH celebrates the food architects who offer a practical vision of a new food paradigm and consumer access to it. Encouraging individuals to take matters into their own hands, FRESH is a guide that empowers people to take an array of actions as energetic as planting urban gardens and creating warm composts from food waste, and as simple as buying locally-grown products and preserving or freezing seasonal produce to eat later in the year. Throughout the film, we encounter the most inspiring people, ideas, and initiatives happening around the country right now. At the Growing Power urban farm in Milwaukee, Will Allen is turning three acres of industrial wasteland into a mecca of nutrition for his neighborhood. In Kansas City, we witness David Ball revitalize his community, turning the modern concept of the Supermarket on its head by stocking his Good Natured Family Farm stores with produce from a cooperative of local farmers. And, we journey to Joel Salatin’s farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to witness his methods for closing the nutrient cycle, allowing cows, chickens, pigs and natural grasses to flourish and produce without ever an ounce of chemical fertilizer or industrial animal feed. FRESH tells the stories of real people, connecting audiences not with facts and figures or apocalyptic policy analysis, but with examples of personal initiative and concrete ways to engage in a new food model.
Extra Info: The film was produced and directed by Ana Sofia Joanes in 2009 by Specialty Studios/ Ripple Effect Inc. release. For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
28 Chicken & Biscuit Community Dinner & Donation Drive
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Price: $8 per person, $5.00 for Veterans & Children 12 & under
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: The Hardwick American Legion Unit #7 Auxiliary invite members and the public to join us for our Community Dinner, Tuesday February 28th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. This is an OPEN TO THE PUBLIC community meal featuring Chicken & Biscuits, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and a scrumptious dessert. As always the cost of the meal is $8.00 with Veterans and children 12 & under eating for $5.00. Additionally for the month of February our Auxiliary is running a donation drive for the Dodge House, a Veteran Homeless Shelter in Rutland VT. Anyone who brings a personal care item to donate at the meal will recieve $1.00 off.. Personal care items can include but are not limited to soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, combs, brushes or anything else for either a male or female Veteran to make their life a little more comfortable. In addition we will be serving beverages from our cash bar and holding a 50/50 raffle. So bring all of your friends, family & neighbors for a great meal at a reasonable price and support a homeless Veteran for an even lower discounted price.
Extra Info: Take out will be available by calling 802-472-6143 and if you have further questioons please call 802-274-8333.