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Events for January 2017
7 logo Dana & Susan Robinson at The Music Box
Time: 7 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: From Cabot, Vermont - Americana, roots and folk, husband and wife duo, Dana and Susan Robinson are celebrating not only their twentieth year of national and international touring, and a new CD as well! The Angel’s Share is Dana and Susan’s fifth album since their 2004 debut Native Soil, and exemplifies their unique brand of contemporary songwriting infused with traditional influences. The Angel’s Share is a pared down recording, with no rhythm section and minimal instrumentation, leaving an abundance of space to help lift the vocals to the top of the mix. Threads of Celtic, country blues, Cajun, old-time mountain music, and traditional folk all emerge through the fabric of Dana’s original songwriting. With guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, their sound is a melting pot of Appalachian, British, and rural American influences, full of exciting fiddle tunes, earthy grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing. The genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability to capture the imagination of their audience. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage.
Extra Info: Find out more at www.robinsongs.com and www.themusicboxvt.org or phone 586-7533.
8 Solar House Party/Open House
Time: 2:00 -4:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: 421 Watson Road, Walden
Description: Join Bill Half and Ellen Gershun at our solar powered home to learn how easy and affordable it is to go solar in 2017. We went solar last year, and have not had an electric bill since February. Changes to Vermont's net-metering rules in 2017 will make it easy for everyone (no matter which utility: Washington Electric, Hardwick Electric, etc) to go solar in the new year. Ellen works for SunCommon, and will explain how they make it affordable for you to go solar with no upfront cost. We'll show off our solar panels, have snacks and drinks, and answer your questions. Please RSVP to: ellengershun@gmail.com Plan to join us. And bring your friends! PS As an extra incentive to our friends, you’ll receive 8% off the system cost if you sign a Solar Agreement by January 31st.
16 Highland Lodge's House Bar Opener
Time: 12-6pm
Location: Highland Lodge, 1608 Craftsbury Road, Greensboro, VT
Description: Highland Lodge celebrates a new era with a full bar located right in its historic farmhouse. Come meet the new owners and enjoy a glass of wine from Artisanal Cellars, a house made cocktail, or a craft beer, including Hill Farmstead on tap.
Extra Info: Please drop off under the portico and enter through the office. Please park in the side Wool House lot and enter through the main door. Checkout our website at www.highlandlodge.com
16 logo Music & Movement Martin Luther King Special Program!
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Music & Movement on Monday, January 16 will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with songs of peace and community! The schools are closed so older siblings are invited to attend this weekly program at the Jeudevine Library which is led by Emily Lanxner, Director of the Jeudevine Music School. There will be songs and movement! Followed by a snack!
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948 or e-mail: jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.org.
17 Solar House Party in Craftsbury
Time: 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury (Home of the Music Box)
Description: Are you interested in going solar? I went solar in August 2015 with Sun Common. Being the Librarian in Hardwick, I am not wealthy. I am inviting you to a Solar Party with Ellen Gershun of Sun Common on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM at my house, 147 Creek Rd in Craftsbury (the Music Box). When I investigated how Sun Common finances their solar installations I realized that I could afford to go solar. Basically, instead of paying a monthly electric bill now, I am paying off a loan for the system. I’d have to pay the same amount every month as an electric bill, but instead, I am paying for the system which adds value to my house. And helps the environment. Changes to Vermont's net-metering rules in 2017 will make it easy for everyone (no matter which utility: Washington Electric, Hardwick Electric, etc) to go solar in the new year. Ellen works for SunCommon, and will explain how they make it affordable for you to go solar with no upfront cost. We'll show off our solar panels, have snacks and drinks, and answer your questions. Plan to join us. And bring your friends!
Extra Info: Where: 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 6 PM to 7:30 PM with refreshments! RSVP: jenniferrabbit@hotmail.com or call me at 586-7533.
18 "A Curriculum of Courage: Making SafeArt" Practitioner Training at GRACE
Time: 3-5 PM
Price: Free
Location: GRACE 59 Mill Street Hardwick
Description: SafeArt and Grass Roots Art & Community Effort (GRACE) present: "A Curriculum of Courage: Making SafeArt" Practitioner Training An Artist and performer, Tracy Penfield founded SafeArt after her own experiences in the process of healing from a destructive marriage and in helping others to heal through creative expression. "A Curriculum of Courage: Making SafeArt" offers insight and instruction on a variety of programming created and implemented by the SafeArt staff to engage communities in the prevention and healing from abuse and other traumas. 3-5 PM: Practitioner Training - For anyone who wishes to engage creative expression in their professional lives - Learn to use the basic tools of SafeArt; Imagination, Intuition, and Intention - Explore a variety of simple expressive forms to employ with individuals or groups - Share stories with peers and discuss how to problem solve using SafeArt methods - Refresh yourself with the nourishing self-care "secrets" that are available to all of us Open and Free to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Margo and Joe Osherenko Foundation. With Questions OR to Register contact tpenfield@safeart.org or call SafeArt at (802)685-3138.
18 "A Curriculum of Courage: Making SafeArt" Healing Arts for Women Workshop at GRACE
Time: 6-8 PM
Price: FREE
Location: GRACE 59 Mill Street Hardwick
Description: SafeArt and Grass Roots Art & Community Effort (GRACE) present: Healing Arts for Women Workshop An Artist and performer, Tracy Penfield founded SafeArt after her own experiences in the process of healing from a destructive marriage and in helping others to heal through creative expression. "A Curriculum of Courage: Making SafeArt" offers insight and instruction on a variety of programming created and implemented by the SafeArt staff to engage communities in the prevention and healing from abuse and other traumas. 6-8 PM: Healing Arts for Women Workshop For women of all ages who wish to start the new year by engaging their innate creative abilities - Listen to stories from 'A Curriculum of Courage: making SafeArt" - Play with a variety of simple expressive forms that you may use at home - Make choices that raise your confidence in decision-making abilities - Reorient your inner compass for the upcoming year Open and Free to the public thanks to a generous grant from the Margo and Joe Osherenko Foundation. With Questions OR to Register contact tpenfield@safeart.org or call SafeArt at (802)685-3138.
18 Cultural and Environmental Awareness Documentary
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The Craftsbury Energy Committee will be hosting the documentary "GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth" on Wed. 1/18, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, at the Craftsbury Public Library. From their website: "The 'GrowthBusters' documentary looks into the psychology of denial and crowd behavior and examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from reacting rationally to the evidence current levels of population and consumption are unsustainable. It asks why the population conversations are so difficult to have. Why it's more important to our society to have economic growth than clean air. Why communities see and subsidize growth even when it destroys quality of life and increases taxes. Water shortage, water pollution, hunger, peak oil, and species extinction, etc., are all part of a deeper pro-growth problem. We'll hear from leading thinkers of our time - scientists sociologists, economists - to help us separate fact from superstition and encourage us to examine the beliefs and behaviors we must leave behind." This is a 54 minute documentary and there will be a discussion after the showing. For more info call 586-7533, or go to their website: https://www.growthbusters.org/
19 Let's Talk Film: "Alive Inside"
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm
Price: N/A
Location: Craftsbury Public Library 12 Church Ln, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827
Description: ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. After the film there will be a facilitated community discussion as well as complementary refreshments!
Extra Info: For more information go to The Art House's website www.vermontarthouse.org For any questions please call The Art House at (802)586-2200 or email vista@vermontarthouse.org
19-25 Root to Rise ~ Embody the Change You Wish to See in the World
Time: 5:45 pm -7:30 pm
Price: $125 if registered by 1/15
Location: The Open Space
Description: ROOT to RISE, a 7-week Enliving experience blending yoga, somatic meditation, self-inquiry, and group support to inspire, connect, uplift, and activate your authentic movement to meet the NOW. Where: The Open Space, Hardwick When: Thursday evenings, 5:45-7:30 pm, 1/19 through 3/2/17 Commitment: $125 if registered by 1/15, $150 thereafter *Creative payment options available, inquire if in need.
Extra Info: Enlivenyogavermont@gmail.com or enlivenyogavermont.weebly.com or 563-2411
24 logo Documentary Film: 56 Up! Following participants lives from 7 years to 56 years
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main Street, Hardwick
Description: They’ve Been Filmed Every Seven Years Since 1964. Now the “Kids” Are ‘56 Up.’ The documentary film “56 Up!” will be shown at the Jeudevine Library on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 PM. Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim: “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 56 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed. An extraordinary look at the structure of life in the 20th century, The UP Series is, according to critic Roger Ebert, “an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life.” This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. More about Point of View at PBS at http://www.pbs.org/pov/
Extra Info: The film will be followed with an open discussion. There will be refreshments! For more information call the library at 472-5948 or e-mail: jeudevinelibrary@hotmail.com.
24 Soup & Sandwich Community Supper -AL 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: Let the 2017 Community Dinner season begin at the Hardwick American Legion! Come on out on Tuesday January 24th from 5:30 – 7:00pm and try a variety of delicious homemade soups, stews, chowders & chili plus grilled ham & cheese or grilled cheese sandwich and dessert. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will feature a cash bar & 50/50 raffle. As always Veterans & Children under 12 eat for just $5.00 and all others are just $8.00. So bring your family, friends & neighbors and come out of the cold for a hot meal prepared by your Hardwick Unit 7 Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit the many programs of the Auxiliary including local high school scholarships. The 9% Vermont Meals Tax is included in the dinner price. Thank you everyone for making our 2016 Community dinners so successful. We are looking forward to another great year of welcoming the citizens of Hardwick & surrounding towns to enjoy great food and the company of their neighbors.
Extra Info: To order take out or for more information please call 802-472-6143.
24 Restorative Vision for the Community
Time: 4:00PM
Location: Memorial Building, 3rd Floor
Description: The Hardwick Area Community Justice Center Citizens' Advisory Board will discuss creating a vision for a Restorative Community and hear reports on the work underway with restorative panels and offender reentry services. All are encouraged to attend. Volunteers are needed and many opportunities are available. For more information contact Carol Plante at (802) 644.1960 or director.cjc@hardwickvt.org.
Extra Info: 18026441960
26 Make your own Nature Journal
Time: 3pm-5pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: January 26th 3pm-5pm Come and make a Nature Journal to use for writing and drawing your nature observations in! We will make this from scratch using natural and beautiful materials both new and repurposed. We will use these in the Tracking Workshops at the library Feb. 9th, 16th, & 23rd (see Feb. listings). Please come for one or all! Snack will be provided. This event is made possible from a Clif grant awarded to the Greensboro Free Library and is Free and open to all school age children.
Extra Info: Please Pre-Register at greensborokids@gmail.com or call the library at 533-2531
29 logo Historical Hatchments: or Fine Needlecraft of the Founding Families
Time: 7PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The Craftsbury Public Library recently received a gift of two eighteenth century embroidered hatchments, a rendering of a family coat of arms. Beautiful works of art in their own right, these pieces are of remarkable interest to the Craftsbury community because of their origins; one piece is of the Crafts family crest, embroidered in 1795 by Augusta Crafts, and the second was embroidered in 1797 by Augusta's cousin, Anna Maria Chandler, of the Chandler family crest. These pieces were donated to the library from the collection of Bruce and Kyla Lisman. The library will present a program on the history of the two pieces on Sunday, January 29 at 7PM. Historian Dave Linck and Librarians Susan O'Connell and Princess Van Gulden have been digging into early Craftsbury history and the history of this unique art form. They will share what they have learned about these two young women in the 1790s and about the unusual embroideries they created. Heraldic art is not often seen in the United States, and these two hatchments are the only ones known to have been created in Vermont. The pieces are on display at the Craftsbury Public Library. For more information contact the library at 802-586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.