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Events for August 2015
1 logo Paint, Battery & Fluorescent Bulb Collection
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Price: Free to CVSWMD residents
Location: Hardwick Town Garage
Description: Bring paints and architectural coatings such as latex & oil paints, stains, and more; all kinds of batteries with terminal ends taped; all sizes fluorescent light bulbs. We are also accepting books and textiles for recycling at this time! www.cvswmd.org for more info
Extra Info: Contact is Carl Witke, 802-229-9383 x105, carlw@cvswmd.org
1 Fiddler on the Roof
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Price: $5-$10
Location: Vermont Children's Theater, 2283 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville
Description: Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
Extra Info: All matinee tickets are $5. Evening tickets are $6-$10. The theater is located north of Lyndonville in a converted hay barn. From downtown Lyndonville, go north on US 5 and turn right at the traffic light on to VT 114. Turn left on to Darling Hill Road. The theater is past the Wildflower Inn on the left.
1 Grow Your Own gathering: pickles, jam and sauerkraut
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Center for an Agricultural Economy 140 Junction Road, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: Grow Your Own will host a gathering on the subject of making pickles, sauerkraut and freezer jam on August 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) on Junction St. in Hardwick. Participants will go home with jars of canned goods they have made, and we will share a free meal and raffle door prizes as well. Michelle Guenard is one of the leaders. Grow Your Own is a project of CAE, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move. Gatherings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is mandatory. Children are welcome. Contact Hardwick Area Food Pantry Coordinator Ruby Dale-Brown at 802-472-5940 to RSVP.
2 logo The Organic Artist
Time: 7:00PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Author and artist Nick Neddo will share techniques for creating art using natural materials. Nick will have materials available to try, and his book and artwork for sale.
Extra Info: For more information, contact the library at 586-9683.
3 Caspian Monday Music: Constantine Finehouse, Piano
Time: 8pm
Price: $18
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT
Description: Noted pianist Constantine Finehouse performs a program including Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, Mozart's famous variations on the tune, "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" (commonly known today as, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star"), and Chopin's breathtakingly beautiful Polonaise-Fantasie.
Extra Info: CaspianMondayMusic@gmail.com for more information
4 logo Garden Heroes
Time: 4:00 PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Garden heroes are everywhere in the soil, the air, the plants. We’ll go outside explore, examine and discover some of our local garden heroes amazing powers of flight, adaptations and purpose.
Extra Info: For more information contact the library at 586-9683.
4 Making Animation with the Praxinoscope with Leif Goldberg
Time: 10am
Price: FREE
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: The praxinoscope is an optical toy that was invented in 1877. It spins around and makes drawings appear to be moving when looking into the angled mirrors. In this workshop, we will make simple animated drawings that we can view in the praxinoscope. We will learn about making drawn movements in repeating cycles. You do not to have drawing skills to participate, but you do have to be willing to make marks and have fun. Students will go home with their drawing strips and instructions to make a simple zoetrope. About Optical Toys: Some of the early optical toys, which anticipated the development of movie film, include:the magic lantern (an early slide projector used to portray action), the thaumatrope ( a simple disk with a different image on either side), the zoetrope ( a wheel with a cyclical strip of images viewed moving through slits on the outside), the praxinoscope (a variation on the zoetrope on which the cyclical strip is viewed through mirrors, the mutoscope ( a cyclical flipbook with a crank, common in a penny arcade).
Extra Info: Ages 5-12 Free and open to the public. Youth are welcome to stay for a free lunch (served 11:30am-12:30pm) provided by the OSSU,USDA, Hunger Free VT Contact the library at 533-2531 or Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com
5 Greensboro Summer Lecture Series: The Neuroscience of Raising and Educating Children in the 21st Century
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: FREE
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro
Description: Dr. Erwin will examine demographic research on opiate addiction, nutrition, pervasive trauma, and loss of important child development knowledge through the lens of recent advances in neuroscience. He will talk about how schools and communities can respond. Dr. Erwin holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. The topic of his doctoral dissertation is "The Effects of Adult Behavior on Children's Play". Dr. Erwin is also an instructor at the Community College of Vermont, in Newport and volunteers his expertise as a consultant in Early Childhood Education throughout Vermont. He is an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for Early Education and Development. One thing not on his CV but that we know for sure is that the children, teachers, and parents in Greensboro and Stannard love him!
6 Art and Music of Chile and Mexico with Valeria Angelo and Rip Keller
Time: 10am
Price: FREE
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Valeria Angelo will talk about growing up in South America, and show her hand-made book “The Farewell Party,” whose paintings depict the colorful places and people of her childhood. She and her husband, Rip Keller, will also perform music from Chile and Mexico. Valeria grew up in a poor neighborhood of the county’s capital city, with little opportunity for education or culture. The story of why she became an artist, how she and her husband met, and what brought her to Vermont will be fun for both children and adults. Valeria and Rip met in Chile as artists from different disciplines—Valeria in painting and theater, Rip in music and writing—and Valeria’s book sprang from their creation of a family in Walden. When their daughter turned three, Valeria wanted a way to share people and places from her past with the little girl. “The Farewell Party” was the result. When she is not painting, Valeria teaches Spanish to children through theater, and tends the fruits and vegetables at the Buffalo Mountain Coop in Hardwick.
Extra Info: Ages 2-10 Free and open to the public. Youth are welcome to stay for a free lunch (served 11:30am-12:30pm) provided by the OSSU,USDA, Hunger Free VT Contact the library at 533-2531 or Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com
7 Hardwick First Friday Festival Celebrates Seniors & A Bouncy House too!
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: Main St. Hardwick VT
Description: Come celebrate at the Hardwick First Friday Festival August 7th starting at 6:00pm. This month we will be celebrating seniors, with activities such as live entertainment by performers like “Senior Moments” and "Duck Soup" by the Marx Brothers will be the featured fill at the Hardwick Town house. The Historical Society will be there with details on taking a walk through your family history to discover treasures of the past, and there is some area businesses offering discounts for anyone who feels young enough to call themselves a senior! Plus bring the kids & grandkids to visit the Junior Auxiliary at the bouncy house. Bouncy House provided by GM Tent Rentals of Hardwick and paid for by Suncommon. Be sure to join us in Hardwick for all of the activities including great food from area restaurants and vendors, unique gifts, and live music!! The price to attend is FREE and open to the public! Come see what Hardwick has to offer for safe family fun on a Friday night. The festival is open to all in the Hardwick or surrounding areas as a place to market your business and network with other community members. We are actively seeking new vendor participants for this event that starts with set up at 5:00pm, events starting at 6:00pm. If you sell a product, have an artistic ability, or belong to an organization that supports the community this is a low cost way to get exposure and we want to hear from you! Food vendors and crafters such as knitters, quilters, painters, jewelry makers, or any other talented creators are encouraged to attend. If you are a regular participant of craft fairs this is the place for you to display you creations at a very reasonable price!
Extra Info: If you would like to participate in this event as a business or vendor please contact Larry Hamel at 802-472-6350 or 802-917-2886 by phone or send him an email at lwhamel@aol.com. We have lots of spaces available, please reserve yours today.
8 "The Sunday Morning Write Away"
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Hosted by Craftsbury writer, Julia Shipley (author of Adam's Mark), the "Write Away" is designed to provide novices and veterans alike a supportive environment to write. Participants will churn out miles of sentences on paper or laptops, using writing prompts for momentum and inspiration. Then there will be a chance to share excerpts from generated writing.
9 "The Sunday Morning Write Away"
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Hosted by Craftsbury writer, Julia Shipley (author of Adam's Mark), the "Write Away" is designed to provide novices and veterans alike a supportive environment to write. Participants will churn out miles of sentences on paper or laptops, using writing prompts for momentum and inspiration. Then there will be a chance to share excerpts from generated writing.
10 Caspian Monday Music: Oboe Quartet
Time: 8pm
Price: $18
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT
Description: Caspian Monday Music favorites Alexey Shabalin, violin; Alex Vavilov, viola; Igor Leschishin, oboe; and Cynthia Forbes, violoncello, perform music of Mozart and Kalliwoda, and join the piano to perform Robert Schumann's famous Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op. 44.
Extra Info: CaspianMondayMusic@gmail.com for more information
11 logo Stories from the Olympics
Time: 4:00 PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: BIATHLON OLYMPIAN Susan Dunklee will share her story about participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This is an adventure story about traveling the world, training for extreme tests of endurance and perseverance. We will test our own limits in an obstacle course with Olympian Susan Dunklee.
11 Justice for Dogs
Time: 10am
Price: FREE
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Kids and adults are invited to join us for a visit from animal rescue heroes Justice for Dogs! Claudia will bring Eddie with her to the library. Eddie is one of the many dogs that has been rescued by this organization. He is very friendly and will be on a leash. Claudia will bring their book "Eddie's Tails" and read Eddie's story from it as well as copies for anyone who would like to support Justice for Dogs with the purchase of the book ($19.95). Justice for Dogs is a organization based in Wolcott, VT. "It was in November of 2007 that Justice for Dogs was born. Amy Touchette our founder realized that the outlook of dogs that didn't make it into the regular shelters was grim. However she believed that every dog deserved a chance for a loving home even the harder to adopt animals. With love and care they could all find amazing homes and many years later we have been incredibly successful at just that. Our adopters are wonderful people with huge hearts and caring homes for dogs and kitties alike."
Extra Info: Contact the library at 533.2531 or Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com for more info
12 Greensboro Summer Lectures 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro
Description: Greensboro Summer Lectures has had some remarkable speakers in Greensboro this summer – and that will continue as we welcome Miles Sherts to conclude the 2015 Summer Lecture Series next week. His talk is titled: "Conscious Communication – A Language of Connection," and can be heard on Wednesday night at 7:30 in Fellowship Hall at the Greensboro Church. In this interactive presentation, Mr. Sherts (author of the book also called "Conscious Communication") will describe a range of relational styles. In particular he will demonstrate how certain habitual responses that we may think will help us connect better with others (such as advising, reassuring, or referring to oneself) often have the opposite effect, working to disconnect us from other people and keep conversations superficial. He will then describe the skills of what he calls Supportive Listening which better enable us to recognize and validate other people’s feelings and needs, and which can accomplish what we all really do want: to connect with others more deeply, comfortably and naturally. Miles is accomplished in several areas. In addition to founding the Sky Meadow Retreat Center in nearby Stannard, he is the author of two highly regarded books: "Beyond Perception – A Guide to Meditation;" and "Conscious Communication." After learning to meditate in a Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka in 1976, at the age of 19, Miles has studied communication skills for more than 30 years, and has been a professional mediator since 1989. For more than 20 years, he has taught conscious communication skills at the Community College of Vermont and other schools; and he has led numerous private trainings, including working with the staff at Omega Institute since 2005. In collaboration with the Vermont Family Court, Sherts also has practiced divorce mediation for 10 years. He now works privately with couples who want to strengthen their relationship. Mr. Sherts’ books, as well as information about his retreat center, will be available at this event. (There is no charge for the talk itself.) We look forward to seeing many of you there.
13 CHICKEN PIE SUPPER
Time: 5:00 p..m.-6:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $10 Children Under 8 $5
Location: St. Michael’s Church Hall, 270 The Bend Raod, Greensboro Bend, VT
Description: Menu: Chicken Pie, Assorted Casseroles, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Pie and Beverage.
Extra Info: Seatings are at 5:00 and 6:30 and are first come, first serve. For More Info Contact Jeannine at 586-2899. Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds to benefit St. Michael's Altar Society.
14-16 Kingdom Farm and Food Days
Time: all day, three days
Price: free and open to the public
Location: all round the Northeast Kingdom
Description: Kingdom Farm and Food Days is a long weekend of farm tours, free workshops, and local food. There will be draft animal demonstrations, farmers markets, alpaca, apple, and beef farm tours, along with open houses at a Newport brewery and a Hardwick distillery. For a full schedule please see: kingdomfarmandfood.org or www.hardwickagriculture.org. The event is put on by the Center for an Agricultural Economy, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Caledonia Spirits, Pete's Greens, Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association, and the New England Culinary Institute.
Extra Info: For more information, contact Bethany Dunbar at the Center for an Agricultural Economy at bethany@hardwickagriculture.org
14-18 SEBON AND VT RARA: CELEBRATE HAITI!
Time: 4-6pm Rara Parade/8-10pm performance
Price: suggested donation $10-$20
Location: Jeudevine Music School, Hardwick Farmers Market, A Vermont Place restaurant
Description: PanAshé International presents: Putomayo recording artist JAN SEBON, and VT RARA! August 2015 VILLAGE TO VILLAGE TOUR launching on Friday August 14th, at Jeudevine Music School (114 West Church St.) and A Vermont Place restaurant in Hardwick. CELEBRATE HAITIAN SPIRIT! There will be singing and drumming workshops, participation opportunities in the Rara parade, and performance at A Vermont Place Restaurant. Young childrens' singing and drumming workshops, Monday and THursday 10am-noon, at Jeudevine Music School / Older kids/Adult singing and drumming workshops Monday and THursday 6:30-8:30pm / Rara parade, Friday 4-6pm, starting at Jeudevine Music School / Performance at A Vermont Place, Friday - 8 to 10pm. Tax-deductible sponsorship donations gratefully accepted through 501(c3) PanAshé International; workshops and performance, suggested donation, all participants welcome!
Extra Info: Jeudevine Music School - 114 West Church St. Farmers Market - Granite St A Vermont Place restaurant - 41 Main St. contact: (802) 917 2179
16 "The Sunday Morning Write Away"
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Hosted by Craftsbury writer, Julia Shipley (author of Adam's Mark), the "Write Away" is designed to provide novices and veterans alike a supportive environment to write. Participants will churn out miles of sentences on paper or laptops, using writing prompts for momentum and inspiration. Then there will be a chance to share excerpts from generated writing.
16 High Mowing Field Days
Time: 1:00pm
Price: FREE
Location: High Mowing Trials Fields, Marsh Road, Wolcott
Description: As part of the 7th annual Kingdom Farm & Food Days, High Mowing Organic Seeds will be hosting their annual Field Day on Sunday, August 16th from 1pm until dark at their Trials field. This is a fun, educational and FREE event that includes • Workshops with successful farmers, gardeners & organizations including Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine and the Vermont Land Trust • Tours and taste tests of interesting varieties growing in our Trials with High Mowing Founder, Tom Stearns • All-day Kids’ Activity tent hosted by Hosmer Point Summer Camp of Craftsbury, VT • Our annual Local Showcase meal featuring delicious locally-produced foods prepared by New England Culinary Institute chefs and students • Live music, a bonfire and more! Please note that due to limited space, pre-registration is required this year to attend High Mowing Field Day. For a full schedule and to register, please visit http://www.highmowingseeds.com/news-and-events.html
Extra Info: Directions to High Mowing Field Day: From Morrisville and points West: Drive east on Route 15 through the village of Wolcott. Continue on 15 past the Fischer Covered Bridge on your right and High Mowing Organic Seeds warehouse on your left. Turn left on Marsh Road just before a large red barn. Follow Marsh Road uphill, continuing to bear left wherever the road forks. Once you have reached the top of the hill, continue until you see large white tents on your left. Parking for the High Mowing Field Day will be on your right. From Hardwick and points East: Drive west on Route 15, then turn right on Marsh Rd immediately after a large red barn on the right. Follow Marsh Road uphill, continuing to bear left wherever the road forks. Once you have reached the top of the hill, continue until you see large white tents on your left. Parking for the High Mowing Field Day will be on your right.
17 Caspian Monday Music: Chamber Orchestra
Time: 8pm
Price: $18
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT
Description: The Caspian Monday Music Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Alexey Shabalin, performs a fantastic program, which will include Luigi Boccherini's rarely-performed "Night Music of the Streets of Madrid".
Extra Info: CaspianMondayMusic@gmail.com for more information
18 Watercolor Painting with Hannah Schwartz
Time: 10am
Price: FREE
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Come to the Greensboro Free Library and join in the fun of watercolor painting! Hannah Schwartz from Heartbeet Lifesharing Community will show us some techniques and share in the joy of watercolor painting. No experience is necessary. Geared for ages 5-12 Free and open to the public. Contact the library at 533.2531 or Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com for more info
Extra Info: Contact the library at 533.2531 or Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com for more info
19 logo BOOK TO FILM SERIES: TUCK EVERLASTING by Natalie Babbitt
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: A good family film for older kids. A timeless and enchanting adventure about one girl's magical summer, will captivate audiences of any age. Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and domineering mother, escapes into the woods only to get lost. Soon she happens upon Jesse Tuck -- a boy full of life and adventure who's unlike anyone she's ever met -- and falls in love. The Tucks, a kind and generous family, have a powerful secret -- a spring that holds the magic of everlasting life. And now Winnie must choose to live life as she knows it or drink from the spring. It's a life-affirming adventure that will cast its irresistible spell over you again and again…
Extra Info: Pick up copies of the book now at the library.You don’t have to read the book to see the film. Popcorn and cider provided. For more information call 472-5948.
19 “Pizza and a Prompt” Teen Writers Workshop
Time: 4pm
Price: FREE
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Meredith Holch will lead a creative writing workshop for teens and tweens at the Craftsbury Public Library on Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 pm, at the Greensboro Free Library on Wednesday, August 19 at 4:00 pm, and at the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick, later in the month. Writing will be powered by pizza, everybody’s favorite renewable energy resource! The events are free, and open to teens and tweens. Holch will kick off each session with a reading from her young adult novel-in- progress. Participants will have a chance to take part in the revision process by offering their feedback to Holch. Once their ideas are flowing, Holch will provide a writing prompt to jumpstart the teen writing portion of the afternoon. Teens will enjoy a fun and supportive environment to write a short, original piece. Reading aloud is optional for those who want to share, or get feedback. All types of readers, creative writers, poets, and writer- wannabe’s are invited to attend. Meredith Holch is currently in the final revision of her young adult novel, The Night-blooming Cereus. When the exotic cactus flowers for the first time in eleven years, Emily’s Aunt, a famous musician, comes to visit them in Vermont. As the cereus approaches the height of its blooming cycle, Aunt Jesse approaches the height of a full- blown manic episode. She drives off into the night, whisking Emily, and the plant, away with her to New York City. By the end of the novel, Emily comes to terms with the well- kept family secret of her Aunt’s mental illness. Holch’s revision period is partially funded by a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation. She lives in East Hardwick, VT.
Extra Info: Contact the library at 533.2531 or Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com or Meredith Holch at 472-5787 for more info
20 BBQ Chicken Dinner
Time: 5:30 to 7:00p.m.
Price: Adults $10. Children $5.
Location: Cabot United Church
Description: BBQ Chicken,Salads, Rolls, Deserts, Drinks, All you can eat! Questions call 563-2715
21 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AUCTION
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: K OF C HALL – 206 VT RT 14 SOUTH – HARDWICK, VT
Description: New items, gift cards, plus household items, and much more. Check out this week's Hardwick Gazette for a list. If you wish to donate to the auction, please contact Joe at 586-2899 for pick up.
22 logo Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Price: $15 per carload for CVSWMD residents ($75 per carload non di
Location: Hardwick Town Garage
Description: Bring your household hazardous wastes for responsible disposal. To learn what is considered hazardous waste, go to: http://www.cvswmd.org/what-is-hazardous-waste.html
Extra Info: Carl Witke, 802-229-9383 x105 carlw@cvswmd.org
22 logo BOOK SALE with Music! At Jeudevine Memorial Library
Time: 10 AM TO 3 PM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: The Jeudevine Library has gotten many donated books this summer. We want to get these books into new hands! Many books at low prices. The Contra Dance band that plays at the East Hardwick Contra Dances at the Grange will be playing from 11 AM to 1 PM. There will be food and drink for sale, too! All proceeds will benefit the library.
Extra Info: For more information call 472-5948.
22 Pop Cellist comes to Hardwick, VT
Time: 7:00pm
Price: Free
Location: Vermont Ave, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: Cellist/songwriter Christopher Bell is excited to announce his upcoming show at A Vermont Place on Sat, 22th Aug at 7.00pm. Show details can be found here: http://thechrisbell.tumblr.com/shows Christopher Bell is not your average cellist. Using various pedals he layers and distorts his electric cello creating quirky, catchy indie pop music. Christopher is known both for his use of technology – which he uses to sample his cello live – and for his unique methods of touring – via canoe, bike and on foot. Starting music at age 10, Christopher obtained a degree in audio engineering, spending his early 20's recording bands with a mix of homebuilt and modified equipment. He eventually combined the cello and his recording expertise developing his signature style of layered live music. Christopher's DIY unique approach has earned him much public attention and press. He has taught seminars on songwriting, and music business. Earned national attention from NPR, the NY Times and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. He is the co-owner of Indie Booker, a business helping independent artists book their own tours.
22 Car Wash - Hardwick Unit 7 Junior Auxiliary
Time: 10:00 am
Price: $5 Suggested Donation
Location: Hardwick Fire Station
Description: Come join the Hardwick American Legion Junior Auxiliary & have your car washed! The girls of the Jr. Auxiliary will be at the Hardwick Fire Station washing cars on Saturday August 22nd to raise money for the many new charitable programs supported by the Jr. Auxiliary that serve Veterans, their families & the community.
Extra Info: Contact Corrinna Colson, Unit 7 Auxiliary President for more information @ 802-274-8333
24 HACJC Volunteer Celebration
Time: 6:00PM
Location: St. Norbert’s Church Hall
Description: The Hardwick Area Community Justice Center celebrates its community volunteers with a special evening including a light dinner, a special thank you gift and great company! Our dedicated volunteers and community partners are the back bone of restorative justice programs so join us to honor them! The event is open to all Hardwick area residents and especially those who are interested in knowing more about HACJC and its programs. RSVP helpful: email cplante802@gmail.com or call (802) 644.1960.
25 logo Suspended Worlds: Vermont’s Painted Theater Curtains A Vermont Humanities Council Program
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: The Hardwick Town House, West Church St, Hardwick
Description: Between 1880 and World War II, painted theater curtains were artistic features of most New England villages and towns. In Vermont, painted curtains graced stages in town and grange halls, opera houses, and community theaters. A culture of local variety shows and traveling, professional talent flourished in front of those curtains in some very remote Vermont communities. In a tour of some of the 177 curtains in Vermont, Christine Hadsel, director of Curtains Without Borders, describes the talented and often sophisticated artists who were part of the rural cultural scene of small-town Vermont before World War I. The Town House in Hardwick features one of the painted curtains Christine will be discussing. This is a joint program sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine Library, the Galaxy Bookstore and NEKArts.
Extra Info: For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
25 Celebrate Reading with an End of Summer Party at the Greensboro Free Library!
Time: 10am-12noon
Price: FREE
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Kids come and bring in your completed summer reading sheets for a free ice cream cone, a certificate of completion, and a prize! All are welcome and however many books you read is the perfect amount! The ice cream and cones are being generously donated by Cassie's Corner Ice Cream Shop in Greensboro. We will have a storytime, a craft, and games starting at 10am and then the ice cream and prizes and certificates from 11am- 12 noon. Come for the whole time or even just a part of it. Don't be shy come to the library!
Extra Info: This event is free and open to the public. contact the library at 533.2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more info
26 Book Discussion of "The Reason for Wings" by Joyce Reiser Kornblatt
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Learn about the history of a family's survival of the Holocaust from someone living in Argentina.
26 Hoop house meeting
Time: 6 p.m.
Price: free
Location: 140 Junction Road, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: Looking for a place to start your plants for next year? The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) will hold a meeting August 26 for those interested in making use of a community hoop house at Atkins Field on Granite Street. A hoop house is a large greenhouse space, perfect for extending the short Vermont growing season. The meeting will be at the CAE office on 140 Junction Road, behind Aubuchon Hardware, at 6 p.m. CAE plans to put up a hoop house at Atkins Field in October, pending zoning approval. The hoop house is a Harnois brand and will be 40 by 25 feet. It will be dedicated to the memory of Vernon Alper, a community gardener. CAE is looking for community members interested in using the hoop house, and for volunteers interested in helping to put it up. CAE is a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to building a local food system that includes people, communities, businesses, schools and more. Atkins Field property is owned by the CAE, and this project is a part of more community-based shared use projects to come! Anyone interested in finding out more can contact CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany M. Dunbar at bethany@hardwickagriculture.org or (802) 472-5362 ext. 204.
Extra Info: The CAE office is located behind Aubuchon Hardware.
28 Concert, Violin and Piano
Time: 7:30
Price: $20 Suggested Donation
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro
Description: Alexander Romanul, violinist, with Angela Olszta, pianist, will perform works of Johannes Brahms, J.S. Bach, Eugène Ysaӱe, Pablo de Sarasate and Sir Edward Elgar at 7:30pm, Friday August 28, in the sanctuary. To be performed: Johannes Brahms - Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, Op. 100; J.S. Bach - Partita in C Minor No. 2, BWV 826; Eugène Ysaӱe - Sonata in D Minor No. 3 "Georges Enescu"; Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20; Sir Edward Elgar - Salut d'Amour, Op. 12.
29 logo Last Train to Zinkov at the Music Box
Time: 8 pm
Price: $10, kids free
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury, VT
Description: Zinkov: a small town in rural Ukraine, and the ancestral hometown of the Gusakovs......With violin, viola, banjo, and vocals, David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, create sparkling folk music that reflects their love of traditional Appalachian old-time, gypsy jazz, and swing, as well as their own Eastern European roots. David Gusakov arrived in Vermont in 1973, joining the Vermont Symphony that year and bluegrass/swing band Pine Island the next. In the intervening 42 years he has been a full-time musician, playing with such groups as the Midnite Plowboys, Redwing, Swing Shift, Will Patton Ensemble, Swing Noire, and Michele Choiniere. At home in a wide variety of genres, he brings improvisatory flare and depth of feeling to everything he plays. Nathan Gusakov lives in Lincoln, Vermont, near the headwaters of the New Haven River, where he makes his living as a carpenter, sugarmaker, and musician. Nate is self-taught on the banjo, and his first album of all-original music, Running Clear (2011), received praise for its “stellar claw hammer style banjo and rich lyricism” (Jamie Masefield, Jazz Mandolin Project). For more about this duo and to listen to some tunes go to http://lasttraintozinkov.com/
Extra Info: Tickets are $10 for everyone, except kids who are free! For more information call 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org.
29 Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op's 40th Birthday Party August 29th
Time: 4-10pm
Price: FREE, but donations accepted
Location: Atkins Field on Granite St in Hardwick
Description: All are welcome to this community event to take place on Saturday August 29th. Join us for an evening of games, potluck dinner and live performances by Evan Crandell & the Too Hot to Handle, Granite Junction and Modern Times Theater. It takes many hands to bring together an event like this. If you would like to donate/vend, volunteer or have questions, contact Rachel or Kate at the Co-op 472-6020 or info@buffalomountaincoop.org
29 Retirement Party
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro
Description: Retirement Party for Rev. Anthony Acheson and Nancy Riege. Join us for a Potluck Dinner Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Greensboro UCC. Bring a main dish, salad, or side dish to serve eight. Beverages and dessert provided. RSVP to the church at 533-2223 or greensborochurch@gmail.com. Bring remembrances to share! Feel free to spread the word!
30 logo Volunteers Needed- Help your neighbor, help the environment!
Time: Ongoing
Price: Volunteers are Priceless
Location: Every community
Description: Want to help your neighbors save on their energy bills?
Extra Info: The NEK Council on Aging has received an Efficiency Vermont grant that will enable seniors on fixed incomes to switch to low-flow faucets, power strips, and CFL lights. To make that happen, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Jerri Ryan is looking for a few good men, women, breakfast clubs, service organizations and veterans who want to roll out this pioneering project in Caledonia, Orleans and Essex Counties. To sign up, call Jerri at 1-800-642-5119.