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May 2016
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Events for May 2016
3 logo Poetry Reading by Victor Densmore
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Hardwick poet Victor Densmore will be at The Galaxy Bookshop to read from his new collection of poems, DUST OF THE ROAD. His writing is inspired by memories of the gradually changing rural landscapes around him and his travels to the Canadian Maritimes and the Maine coast. This is Victor's first published book in nearly fifteen years, and we're thrilled to welcome him for this reading!
Extra Info: Call 472-5533.
5 logo Dirt! the movie - Free Screening
Time: 6:00 pm
Price: free
Location: Plainfield Opera House - 18 High St, Plainfield
Description: The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is hosting a free screening of Dirt! the Movie in celebration of Compost Awareness Week. Join us along with Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm and Karl Hammer of Vermont Compost for a screening with discussion to follow. Popcorn and refreshments will be offered as well.
Extra Info: 802-229-9383 x102 with questions.
7 logo Professor Fairbanks aka Peter Fairbanks Miller fiddle and violin
Time: 8 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: New Englander Peter Fairbanks Miller started classical violin training in Boston at age 7. Early recognition of his exceptional musical abilities encouraged him to pursue a career in music. Peter came to peaceful rural Vermont in 1980 and earned a degree in environmental sciences at UVM. Peter's first performance at a wedding ceremony in 1986 won him respected membership in the Vermont entertainment community. Though he does teach, his stage name of "Professor Fairbanks" was adopted for fun. He is a master of the violin and related instruments, is accomplished in the styles of jazz, classical, rock, folk, and fiddling, and excels as an improvisational musician. He is also known for playing the 6-string electric violin.
Extra Info: More at http://www.professorfairbanks.com. For more info: www.themusicboxvt.org or 586-7533.
7 Grow Your Own gathering: composting
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Atkins Field, Granite Street, Hardwick VT
Description: Grow Your Own will host a gathering to finish building compost bins at the community gardens at Atkins Field in Hardwick on May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This system is made of pallets, available for free. The group will create a management plan for the system. Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm in Stannard will lead the session and answer questions about practical solutions for home composting. There will be a shared meal. Kids are welcome. Gatherings are free and open to the public but you must reserve a spot by May 4 as space is limited. Call Hardwick Area Food Pantry Executive Director Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 Grow Your Own is a project of the Center for an Agricultural Economy, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move.
7 logo Storytime at Jeudevine: Last Saturday Storytime of the season!
Time: 10 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Stories, craft, and snacks. -- last one of the season! THEN, we will have Jeudevine Story Time at the Farmers' Market from 3-4 PM every Friday afternoon in June, July, and August! Info: call 472-5948.
7 logo Origami for young and old!
Time: 2 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Origami! Japanese paper folding for all ages and abilities. Origami led by Paul Fixx and Beatrix Avery. The workshops are open to older kids, kids accompanied by adults and adults. The Origami group meets on the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
7 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! The Yellow-rumped Warbler is already abundant in the trees and Hermit Thrushes are foraging on the ground. Dust off those binoculars! The birds are coming and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Come visit Hardwick’s woodland treasure. Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
7 logo GREEN-UP DAY
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Fire Station and East Hardwick Grange
Description: Help beautify your community and clean up mother earth! Free Creamees for all kids taking part and 3 Grand Prizes to be awarded by drawings. One bag of litter = one ticket for the drawing.
Extra Info: Roadside litter only please!
9 logo Library Task Force meeting
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: Your hard work!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The Library Task Force helping with the expansion of the Jeudevine Memorial Library is meeting on Monday, May 9 at 6:30 PM. Come help with this big task! Info: 472-5948
13 Vermont Vaudeville
Time: 8:00pm
Price: : $15 adults & $8 kids. Matinee $12/$6
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Vermont Vaudeville returns to the Hardwick Town House with “Bumps & Ruts” for a weekend of circus, music, and comedy on May 13th and 14th. Recipients of grants from the Vermont Art Council and the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Vaudeville has toured theaters and town halls throughout the state, and has presented bi-annual shows in their hometown of Hardwick for the last seven years. After last season’s completely sold out weekend, the troupe will once again delight audiences of all ages with their inimitable brand of hilarity and daring. “Bumps & Ruts” celebrates the wonders of springtime in rural Vermont: ditches that swallow school buses whole, potholes that would be in-ground swimming pools in any other state, washboard so bad it makes moonshine whiskey feel smooth. The troupe’s latest entertainment extravaganza features all new material from company members Rose Friedman, Brent and Maya McCoy, Justin Lander, and Maura Gahan as well as the Vermont Vaudeville house band-- Geoff Goodhue and Otto Muller. All seven of the core performers live on dirt roads in Vermont and make their living as artists. Guest acts include Michael Hilbig, aka, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle boy, an excruciatingly funny circus stunt performer originally from Germany. The New York Times calls Hilby, “rivetingly absurd.” The show will also feature Cjaiilon Andrade (a.k.a. “Snap Boogie”), a native of Boston, who has been described as a “BEAST” on the dance floor. A career that started with break dancing in the streets has led him to NBA halftime shows and an impressive national debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Don’t forget to grab a bite before the show--Vermont Foodie Stand, a gourmet food truck with real Vermont flavor, will be at the Town House all weekend. And, of course, popcorn, lemonade, and Red Sky’s famous doughnuts are available for sale in the lobby. Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and a reduced price matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $15 adults/$8 kids. The matinee performance is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Tickets are available at Galaxy Bookstore in downtown Hardwick and online at www.vermontvaudeville.com. Get your tickets in advance, check your suspension, and make the trip into Hardwick for some “Bumps & Ruts”. You'll be laughing louder than a torn off muffler.
Extra Info: CONTACT: vermontvaudeville@gmail.com or (802) 472-1387
14 Vermont Vaudeville
Time: 2:00 and 8:00pm
Price: : $15 adults & $8 kids. Matinee $12/$6
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Vermont Vaudeville returns to the Hardwick Town House with “Bumps & Ruts” for a weekend of circus, music, and comedy on May 13th and 14th. Recipients of grants from the Vermont Art Council and the Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Vaudeville has toured theaters and town halls throughout the state, and has presented bi-annual shows in their hometown of Hardwick for the last seven years. After last season’s completely sold out weekend, the troupe will once again delight audiences of all ages with their inimitable brand of hilarity and daring. “Bumps & Ruts” celebrates the wonders of springtime in rural Vermont: ditches that swallow school buses whole, potholes that would be in-ground swimming pools in any other state, washboard so bad it makes moonshine whiskey feel smooth. The troupe’s latest entertainment extravaganza features all new material from company members Rose Friedman, Brent and Maya McCoy, Justin Lander, and Maura Gahan as well as the Vermont Vaudeville house band-- Geoff Goodhue and Otto Muller. All seven of the core performers live on dirt roads in Vermont and make their living as artists. Guest acts include Michael Hilbig, aka, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle boy, an excruciatingly funny circus stunt performer originally from Germany. The New York Times calls Hilby, “rivetingly absurd.” The show will also feature Cjaiilon Andrade (a.k.a. “Snap Boogie”), a native of Boston, who has been described as a “BEAST” on the dance floor. A career that started with break dancing in the streets has led him to NBA halftime shows and an impressive national debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Don’t forget to grab a bite before the show--Vermont Foodie Stand, a gourmet food truck with real Vermont flavor, will be at the Town House all weekend. And, of course, popcorn, lemonade, and Red Sky’s famous doughnuts are available for sale in the lobby. Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 8pm, and a reduced price matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are $15 adults/$8 kids. The matinee performance is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Tickets are available at Galaxy Bookstore in downtown Hardwick and online at www.vermontvaudeville.com. Get your tickets in advance, check your suspension, and make the trip into Hardwick for some “Bumps & Ruts”. You'll be laughing louder than a torn off muffler.
Extra Info: vermontvaudeville@gmail.com or (802) 472-1387
14 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! Dust off those binoculars! The birds are here and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
17 logo Book talk with Grace Gershuny author of ORGANIC REVOLUTIONARY
Time: 7 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Grace Gershuny is the author of Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing & Human Liberation. Ms. Gershuny will host a discussion about the evolution of organic agriculture and the local food movement in Vermont, read excerpts from her book, and be available to answer questions. An agricultural consultant, Grace Gershuny also teaches in the Green Mountain College Masters in Sustainable Food Systems program. Books will be available for purchase and signing. There will be light refreshments.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
17 logo Coffee & Coloring Night
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $7
Location: The Village Restaurant
Description: The Galaxy Bookshop and The Village Restaurant invite you to grab some colored pencils and color to your heart's content while enjoying dessert and good company at our Coffee & Coloring Night! Whether you're already into coloring or want to see what the fuss is all about, there is lots of fun to be had. Tickets cost $7 and include your choice of dessert, beverage and some coloring pages to get you started. Bring a friend, and bring your own choice of coloring tools; the Galaxy will have colored pencils, markers and coloring books for sale. Tickets are available at the Galaxy and at the Village Restaurant.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533 or 472-5701.
21 logo BIKE TUNE-UP! With Emmett Avery
Time: 10 AM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: It’s time to get out riding your bike so come and get a tune-up! Hardwick bike mechanic, Emmett Avery, will show you how to get your bike ready to ride this summer! We will have tools. For more information call 472-5948.
21 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! Dust off those binoculars! The birds are here and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.
24 logo Genealogy with Alana Considine
Time: 7 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: Alana has been doing family histories for a long time. If you are trying to map out your family tree and want to learn some valuable tools, come on over the library! There will be light refreshments.
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948.
25 The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Price: free
Location: Memorial Building, 3rd floor, 20 Church St., Hardwick
Description: Ever walk into a room and ask: “What did I come in here for?” or Why is the milk in the cereal cupboard?” Ever wonder: “Is this the start of Alzheimer’s?”If you, or someone close to you, have experienced this doubt, then this is the workshop for you. This free Alzheimer’s Association program examines the difference between normal aging and dementia, various risk factors, the different stages of Alzheimer’s, benefits of early detection, and much more.
Extra Info: To register call the Alzheiemr's Association at (800) 272-3900 or call Pam or Nancy at 748-5182.
28 logo Bake and Book Sale at Jeudevine for Spring Festival!
Time: 9 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: ! The Kiwanis Club Spring Festival brings the library bake and book sale to earn money for programs for the library. The library will also have a float in the parade. If anyone is willing to bake some goodies for the bake sale call Lisa at 472-5948. We could use volunteers to help!
28 logo BirdWalk
Time: 7:00-9:00 AM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: The Hardwick Trails welcomes spring and the spring birds are here to welcome you to the trails! Dust off those binoculars! The birds are here and so are our annual May Saturdays with the Birds. All Bird Walks start at 7:00am on each Saturday at the Trailhead (located behind the Hazen Union parking lot.) Our expert leaders (Lucian Avery and Gail Johnson) know the feathered creatures as well as so much more about the flora and fauna of the Hardwick Trails. Expect a real nature adventure. All ages and levels of birding knowledge are welcome.
Extra Info: Questions? Call Ron or Norma at 472-6517.