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April 2015
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Events for April 2015
1 logo Book to Film Program: POSSESSION by A. S. Byatt
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany—what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas. The movie stars Gweneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.
Extra Info: There will be cider and popcorn. You can pick up copies of the book now at the library. You don't have to read the book to see the movie. For more info call the library at 472-5948.
1 logo Meeting
Time: 5:00 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Hardwick Memorial Building
Description: Hardwick Recreation Committee Meeting Agenda: Call to Order, Amendments to the Agenda; Approval of last meeting minutes; Treasurer’s Report; New Business: Update and Planning for Green Up Day (May 2), Summer Programs Update; Other/Old Business: Recruitment of new members, Any brought forth by members or guests; Set Next Meeting Date; Adjourn
Extra Info: Contact Ron Wiesen 472-6517 for questions or further information
2 Seder and Tenebrae Service
Time: 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Location: United Church of Hardwick on South Main Street
Description: All are welcome to the Seder at 6 PM in the Dining Room and the Communion and Tenebrae Service at 7 PM in the Sanctuary
2 Cabin Fever Hip Hop Benefit for Salvation Farms
Time: 8:00 PM-1:30 AM
Price: $5 donation, more happily accepted
Location: Club Metronome at 188 Main St, Burlington, VT
Description: Collective Rhymes and Salvation Farms presents an annual Hip Hop benefit concert for Salvation Farms. It will take place on Thursday, April 2nd at Club Metronome at 188 Main St, Burlington, VT. Doors open at 8 PM and show starts at 9PM. It's a 21+ show and $5 at the door! It is a fundraiser, so we are accepting more than $5 for the cover charge! We have an amazing line up of local hip hop acts! Learic of the Aztexts, Wombaticus Rex, Self Portrait, Mic Plante, Bless the Child, Loupo, Notation, Owen Kinlund aka Rubix, DJ Crunchee (Productions), cworner stwore, beat boxer extraordinaire Simmy B, Caveman, Rhythm Riderz Crew, Mycelium MC, and special guests! There will be an All-Star freestyle set that the DJ's, beatmakers, emcee's will improvise the soundtrack and dialogue to a silent movie! This is a hip hop show that can't be missed! See you there! Peace
2 logo Maundy Thursday Service
Time: 7:00pm
Location: St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick
Description: All are welcome to Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion and choir.
Extra Info: Phone 472-5979
2 Sacred Celebration and Pot-Luck
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro
Description: We invite you to a celebration of this holy season taking place at Greensboro Church Thursday night, April 2. Our gathering will weave together elements of the Passover Seder and Maundy Thursday meditation, and the beauties of the ancient Tenebrae candle-light service. Our time together will also include one of the delicious pot-luck suppers this community is famous for. We'll be gathering at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church. The sharing of the meal and our observance of this season will take place simultaneously. We will sing, hear ancient words of wisdom, eat wonderful food, listen to live music by several outstanding area musicians, share silence, and enjoy a magnificent, classic recording by the great Nina Simone. Our gather should last from about 6 to about 7:30 p.m. The observance itself will draw from elements of several faith traditions and is open to people of all life-affirming approaches. Please join us!
Extra Info: Greensboro UCC is located at 165 Wilson Street in Greensboro. Call 802-533-2223 for information.
3 Good Friday
Time: 7 - 9 AM
Location: United Church of Hardwick on South Main Street
Description: Please join us for Hot Cross Buns and Devotionals anytime from 7 - 9 AM in the Dining Room - second floor.
3 logo Good Friday Noontime Service
Time: 12 noon
Location: St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick
Description: Good Friday Noontime Service. All are welcome.
Extra Info: Phone 472-5979
4 Grow Your Own gathering
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free, open to the public
Location: Atkins Field on Granite St. in Hardwick and/or the Center for an Agricultural Economy 140 Junction R
Description: Grow Your Own - container gardening On April 4 the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move will put on a gathering to learn how to do container gardening. Ruby Dale-Brown will lead the gathering. These sessions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is mandatory to Ms. Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by Thursday, April 2. We plan to start at Atkins Field and possibly move indoors to share a meal, so please dress accordingly. Children age six and up are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. For more information, please see the CAE website: or e-mail CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar at
4 Hayden's Seven Last Words of Christ
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro, VT
Description: Saturday, April 4th at 4 p.m. at the Greensboro United Church of Christ, Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ will be performed by string quartet and four vocal soloists. This free one-hour performance is by turns tender, tragic, and triumphant -- an emotional and powerful way to experience Christ's passion. This year marks the 25th anniversary of a tradition that began at the Greensboro Church in 1991. Since then, the group has performed the "Seven Last Words" in many communities throughout northern Vermont. Performers include Martha Peck, soprano; Linda Radtke, alto; Paul Bishop, tenor; Jose Schmidt, bass; Bert Francke, violin; Susan Janes, violin; Roger Gillim, viola; and Deborah Black, cello.
Extra Info: Greensboro UCC is located at 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro. Performance will be in the Sanctuary.
4 logo Easter Vigil
Time: 7:00pm Saturday
Location: St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick
Description: Saturday evening Easter Vigil with Holy Communion and choir, with fire outside and candles.
Extra Info: Phone 472-5979
4 Hardiwck American Legion 96th Birthday Supper
Time: Doors Open at 5:00 pm
Price: Free Legion members
Location: Hardiwck American Legion Post #7
Description: This year marks the 96th Anniversary of the creation of The American Legion. In honor of the occasion, the Hardwick Post 7 Birthday Supper will be held on Saturday, April 4, with a social hour from 5-6 PM and dinner at 6 PM. This is a free event for all members of the Hardwick American Legion Family. Guests of honor will include County Commander Dennis Sawyer, 2nd District Commander Ed Brigham, and Department of Vermont Commander Rick Gray. There may be a few other special guests added as well, pending confirmation of their invitations. We look forward to seeing you there! Entertainment starts at 8:00 pm with dancing to the music of local band Krazy Kountry. Legion family member children are welcome to stay for the dance with parents supervision! Come out Legion family members and celebrate! Dance open to the public for $7.00 at the door. Genral public must be 21years old to attend.
5 Easter Sunday
Time: 6:30 AM; 8 AM and 9:30 AM
Location: United Church of Hardwick on South Main Street
Description: 6:30 AM Easter Sunrise Service at the Main Street Cemetery 8:00 AM Easter Breakfast at The United Church - Dining Room. Eggs with ham or sausage, toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, hot coffee, tea, cocoa and juice. Donations accepted at the door. There will be jelly beans and door prizes. 9:30 AM Easter Worship Service - includes children's time, liturgical dance, choir and special music.
5 logo Easter Sunday Eucharist Service
Time: 10:00am
Location: St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 W Church St, Hardwick
Description: Easter Sunday Eucharist Service with Holy Communion and choir. Children's Sunday School. Coffee hour following the service. All are welcome.
Extra Info: Phone 472-5979
7 logo Friends of the Jeudevine Library
Time: 5:15 PM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Come finish plans for the annual newsletter and programs for 2015. Refreshments! All are welcome! For more information call the library at 472-5948.
10 WORD!CRAFT at River Arts Center for National Poetry Month
Time: 6:30-9
Price: $5 suggested donation
Location: River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St, Morrisville, Vermont 05661
Description: WORD!CRAFT-Experimental Art Rhymes for National Poetry Month A traveling, monthly, participatory, spoken word/hip hop event for all ages! It will take place on Friday, April 10th at 7PM at The River Arts Center in Morrisville, VT. Doors open and sign-ups at 6:30. This is a substance free event. This month’s theme is “Spring”, so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. You can also just come to listen and support lyrical artists. There is a suggested donation of $5 for this WORD!CRAFT (it's usually a free event!) See you there! Peace River Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts, is located in Morrisville, VT. For more information about their workshops and events call 802-888-1261, or visit their website at This event is supported, in part, by Vermont Arts 2015, a celebration of public funding for the arts through the Vermont Arts Council.
11 logo Bradford Bog People at The Music Box
Time: 8 pm
Price: $10, kids free
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury, VT
Description: Historic music from the Appalachian Mountains, lively banjo and fiddle tunes, unusual tunings, beautiful harmonies and some clogging, too, this is the Bradford Bog People. The trio includes Beth Eldridge- fiddle, guitar; Tii McLane- fiddle, banjo, guitar; and Woody Pringle- banjo and mandolin. Beth Eldridge has been a fiddler for more than half her life. She has studied with Master fiddler Alan Block, as well as Judy Hyman, Melvin Wine, and Bruce Molsky. She loves to sing and create beautiful harmonies, bicycle when possible, and has climbed all but 1 of the NH White Mountain 4,000 footers. Tii McLane -Hailing from Strafford, VT, Tii plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, sings wonderful harmonies, and clogs. Woody Pringle is an award winning banjo player who plays old-time fiddle, and mandolin. Woody performs American Roots music and is a rostered performing artist with the New Hampshire Humanities Council "NH to GO" presenting the program "Rallly Round the Flag the American Civil War through Folk Song." He is also listed as a performing artist with the NH State Arts Council with the band Big Paws. This trio brings lively foot stomping traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains to the stage. Listen to a few tunes and find out more about them at
Extra Info: For more information call 586-7533 or or e-mail:
11 logo FREE INCOME TAX CLINIC for Hardwick Area Food Pantry Clients only.
Time: 9am - 3pm
Price: FREE
Location: Food Pantry, 39 W Church St, Hardwick VT
Description: Zarina O'Hagin will help you e-file your Federal and State Tax Returns. Available this Saturday April 11 only, between 9am - 3pm . You MUST SIGN UP for a time slot. Please call 472-5940 to register, and for a list of documents to bring with you. FOR HARDWICK AREA FOOD PANTRY CLIENTS ONLY.
12 Handbell Choir Concert
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: St Norbert's Church, Hardwick, VT
Description: The St. Norbert's Community Handbell Choir is presenting a concert at the St. Norbert's Church for the community. The concert is free although donations will be accepted at the door
13 logo Reading & Book Signing by Polly Young-Eisendrath
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Author and psychologist Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., will visit The Galaxy Bookshop to discuss her new memoir, The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Discovery. The book is a meditation on the healing power of love – based on her experience with her spouse who died from early onset Alzheimer’s disease — that attempts to answer the question “What is love, anyway?”
Extra Info: Call 472-5533
14 logo Open Stage For Poets For National Poetry Month
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Come to read your poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month. The first ten people who sign-in on the evening of the event will get to read. Everyone will get 10 minutes to read. If there is time, more poets can read or we’ll go around again. There will be light refreshments served. This is being held during National Library Week April 12-April 18.
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.
14 Hardwick World Music Chorus
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: $15 drop-in
Location: St. John The Baptist Episcopal Church, Hardwick
Description: Want to sing traditional a cappella choral music from around the world? Every Tuesday night John Harrison leads a world music chorus right here in Hardwick. We learn songs from South Africa, West Africa, Eastern Europe, France, Italy, the UK, as well as traditional American music. All songs will be taught by rote using word sheets, so ability to read music is not required. There’s no audition, but singers should be able to accurately sing back what’s been sung to them. John Harrison leads the Montpelier Community Gospel choir and has worked with Village Harmony for 16 years. He brings to his teaching a deep love of choral singing and its power to create community, as well as a lot of humor. Children are welcome with an accompanying parent.
Extra Info: The drop-in fee is $15 for each two-hour session, but if you pre-register for six sessions the cost is $60. For more information call 778-0881 or email
17 logo National Library Week Celebration: Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library Open House at Jeudevine
Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Stop by the library for refreshments and check out some of the online services the library has to offer. Computers will be set up to give demonstrations of online databases such as Childton’s motor manuals, Career Transitions, Heritage Quest (for genealogical searching), Listen Up Vermont for downloadable eBooks and audio books and more.
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.
18 logo Praxinoscope Workshop
Time: 2 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: In this workshop we will make simple animated drawings that we can view in the praxinsocope. A praxinoscope is an optical toy invented in 1877 that spins around making drawings appear to be moving when viewed on angled mirrors. We will learn about making drawn movements in repeating cycles. You do not need to have drawing skills to participate but you do have to be willing to make marks and have fun! (Ages 8 and up please!) With Leif Goldberg.
Extra Info: For more information please call the library at 472-5948
18 April Showers Supper
Time: 5:30 PM
Price: $10.00 adults, $5.00 children 5-12, 4 & under free
Location: United Church of Hardwick on South Main Street
Description: Lasagna, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Garlic Bread and Homemade desserts will be served. Come and enjoy the meal and take a chance on the Gardener's Delight raffle!
20 LED Streetlights & Your Hardwick Neighborhood Fri. April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Time: Fr @ Friday, April 24 at 8:00
Price: Free
Location: Meet at Mike's Gulf and then your neighborhood
Description: WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 8:00 P.M. WHERE: MEET AT MIKE'S SERVICE STATION, DOWNTOWN HARDWICK WHO: NEIGHBORS TO WALK THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS (see list below) WHY: FOR A BRIEF TRAINING ON EVALUATING STREET LIGHTS WHAT TO BRING: FLASHLIGHT, MEASURING TAPE--at least one per group WIN: AN ICE CREAM PARTY FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Please join your neighbors for the ‘Hardwick Street Light Walkers Event for evaluating the STREETLIGHTS in your neighborhood. LED street lights are coming to Hardwick and this is our opportunity to evaluate the lights all around town: are they too bright, are there too many, are there spots that need one, should they be redirected, and many more questions to ask. The way to figure this all out and have your input into YOUR neighborhood, is to join the HEART (Hardwick Energy Action Resource Team) on Friday evening, April 24 with May 1 as a rain date at 8:00 (We DO need it to be dark!) To start, we will meet at Mike’s Gulf to give a short training and give out the evaluation sheets, light meters,etc. You will then walk the streets of your Hardwick neighborhood. We will be considering these criteria: 1. Uniformity: Look at the uniformity (or lack thereof) of lighting within the zone. How far apart are poles with lighting fixtures located? Are there too many fixtures within close proximity? Are they redundant? 2. Intersections and cross-walks: Make sure lighting is placed at all crosswalks and intersections. 3. Convenience: In general, there should be street lights sufficient to illuminate sidewalks in residential areas where there are significant numbers of pedestrians. 4. Glare: Can you see objects on the periphery; are there deep shadows? 5. Public purpose: What is the public purpose of the street light? Is it really benefitting the public? The more than 25 folks who signed up on Town Meeting Day may be calling others (you) in their neighborhood to help organize and ‘get out the walkers’. The neighborhood with the highest turnout of Hardwick Street Light Walkers will be eligible for a Neighborhood Ice Cream Party, compliments of HEART.
Extra Info: The neighborhoods are: West of Main Street: Mill Street East of Main: North Main Street and East of : Glenside: Mackville/SE Main: Wolcott Street: Main Street Downtown: Central St./Hillside: EAST HARDWICK Contact us or just join us at Mike's Gulf in the walking fun on Friday, 4/24! Call 472-6185 or email Mary Westervelt Nancy Nottermann Judy Bellairs
21 logo Poetry Reading to Celebrate National Poetry With Two Local Published Poets
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Two local, published poets, Martha Zweig and Merry Gangemi, will read from their work. Each poet will read for about 30 minutes. At the end there will be light refreshments and conversation with the poets.
Extra Info: More info to come!
22 logo The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Time: 10 AM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: The Traveling Storyteller visits the library for a special story time at the Jeudevine! There will be a performance and a craft.
Extra Info: For more information please call the library at 472-5948
23 logo Family Board Game Fun for School vacation week
Time: 10 AM to noon
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Families are invited to come and play the many assorted board games that the library owns or bring your own game. Games for all ages. Library board games include: Bookopoly, National Geographic Mystery voyage game, Words From Words, Castellan, Pay Day, Scrabble, The Butterfly Game (from our own local gamemaker Jerry Schneider), Munchkin, Illusions and more. Card games can be played also. There will be light refreshments. We’ll set up extra card tables all around the library.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
24 logo April Vacation Story Time
Time: 10:30 am
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us for a Spring Vacation Story Time! We’ll read some seasonal picture books, then enjoy a simple activity inspired by the stories. This story time will be geared toward ages 3-7, but all ages are welcome.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533 for more information.
25 logo Family Movie Afternoon: MARY POPPINS
Time: 2 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: For school vacation week join us with this family movie classic: Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews. Come see this family favorite on the big screen with cider and popcorn. Sing-a-long with Mary Poppins. It will be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Extra Info: More info: 472-5948.
28 logo Poetry Open Mic
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: In celebration of National Poetry Month! Bring your original poetry to share aloud in front of a welcoming audience. Even if you don't write poetry, come enjoy the poems of talented local writers. Each poet will be given 6-8 minutes to read (depending on the number of participants.) All ages are welcome.
Extra Info: Sign up for reading will begin at 6:30 p.m., right before the event. Call 472-5533 for more information.
29 Honoring Detective Kevin Lehoe
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Memorial Park, Hardwick, Vermont
Description: In Recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness Month pleae join us in honoring Detective Kevin Lehoe from the Hardwick Police Department for all of his hard work and commitment to survivors in our area! Please feel free to bring a poem or story to share. For more information please call AWARE at 472-6463
Extra Info: Sponsored by AWARE and Community Allies For Safety, Trust and Respect