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January 2015
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Events for January 2015
3 logo Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings at The Music Box
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $10, kids free
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury, VT
Description: Tim & Jeremiah play music that is deeply rooted in the Northeastern United States, yet has branches that extend across the Atlantic. Their repertoire includes French dance tunes such as the Mazurka, Bourree, and An Dro from Brittany and Auvergne, as well as jigs and reels from the British Isles. Their original tunes reflect these influences, but also North American Roots music as well, including Appalachian, Cajun and Quebecois dance tunes. The music that Jeremiah & Tim create together helps bring together the diverse heritage of New England dance music. Accordionist and pianist Jeremiah McLane plays a mix of musical styles from France, the British Isles, Eastern Europe and North America. He has appeared at numerous festivals in the U.S. and in Europe including the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, the Picolo Spoleto Festival, the St. Chartiers Festival (France), and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. He has composed numerous pieces for film and theatre and has received National Public Radio's “favorite picks” award for his second solo recording, Smile When You’re Ready, and French music magazine Trad Mag’s “BRAVO” award for his fifth release, Hummingbird. He has played many times at First Night Burlington. More at www.jeremiahmclane.com. Monkton-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Timothy Cummings shares an uncommon hybrid of traditional folk styles—primarily Scottish and Appalachian, which occasionally expand beyond traditional boundaries. Tim has been a member of the highly-competitive Manawatu Pipe Band (New Zealand), and also served as the Artist in Residence at the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts (PEI, Canada). He is an experienced performer, teacher, and workshop leader and frequently combines music, humor, and informative talks to enliven and educate his audiences about the refreshingly odd world of bagpiping. His first solo album, The Piper in the Holler, will be released this summer. More about him at www.timothycummings.com.
Extra Info: For information call 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org or themusicboxvt@yahoo.com
3 logo Playgroup For Toddlers Birth-to-Three at Jeudevine Library
Time: 10 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 N. Main St, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: Jeudevine Memorial Library is beginning a new playgroup for toddlers ages birth to three on Tuesdays at 10 AM starting Jan. 3, 2015! Caregivers, parents, friends and relatives are invited to bring their toddlers to play with other toddlers and to meet other parents and caregivers. The library received a grant this year from Vermont Birth To Three. With part of the grant the library bought some educational toys for toddlers to be used at the playgroup. The playgroup will be facilitated by the Librarian, Lisa Sammet and a caregiver grandmother, Denise Carr who will be attending with her granddaughter. Other parents and caregivers who would like to help are welcomed.
Extra Info: The playgroup will be an informal gathering of kids and their caregivers. Input from attendees is welcome! For more information call the library at 472-5948.
5 logo BALLET WOLCOTT BEGINS WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER OF CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS 1/5/2015
Time: After school hours
Location: Wolcott Town Hall
Description: Ballet Wolcott is about to begin its new semester of classes and workshops for children and adults in Stories in Motion, Pre-Ballet, and Ballet along with classes in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hop Hop. Adult classes in Hip Hop, Tai Chi, and Yoga will continue. Check out the balletwolcott.com website for more detailed information about Teachers, Classes, Dates, Tuition, and Times. More information, call 802-888-5891 ext.2. Registration forms can be downloaded on website. So, don't let the cold of winter get you down....dust off your dancin' shoes and your yoga mats and join us for a great experience. Spring semester ends with the dance program performing Alice In Wonderland at Johnson State College's Dibden Center for the Performing Arts.
10 Red Cross Babysitter Training for youth ages 11-15
Time: 10am-5pm
Price: free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions. You’ll learn to be the best babysitter on the block. Plus, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. You will LEARN how to— • Supervise children and infants. • Perform basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding. • Choose safe, age-appropriate games and toys. • Handle bedtime and discipline issues. • Identify safety hazards and prevent injuries. • Care for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, burns, cuts and bee stings. • Communicate effectively with parents. • Find and interview for babysitting jobs You will RECEIVE excellent materials to help you be prepared and professional, including: • Babysitter’s Training Handbook—full-color handbook filled with great information and resources to use in class and on the job. • Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide—this easy-to- carry, compact booklet provides step-by-step instructions to handle • Babysitter’s Training CD-ROM—provides tools to run your babysitting business, including a babysitting organizer; a printable activity booklet with games, crafts, songs and recipes; a resume template; and more.
Extra Info: Please PRE-REGISTER with Emily at greensborokids@gmail.com or the library 533-2531 PLEASE BRING YOUR LUNCH.
10 Food Justice For All - A Hip Hop benefit concert for Salvation Farms
Time: 8-11PM
Price: suggested donation of $5-$500
Location: Parker Pie Village Hall, West Glover, VT
Description: Collective Rhymes presents an evening of Vermont independent hip hop to raise money for Salvation Farms (http://www.salvationfarms.org/index.php), a gleaning organization that gets fresh produce, that would of otherwise been wasted, to those in need. It will take place at Parker Pie Co. in West Glover, VT on Saturday, January 10th from 8-11PM. Performances by Face-One, Mavstar, Maiden Voyage, Owen Kinlund, Caveman, Dusty Swamp, and special guests. Your host of the evening will be Mycelium. There will be a freestyle cypher and dancing to end the night. Cover charge is a suggested donation of $5-$500 and there will be a raffle with lots of cool local items! For More Info mcmycelium74@gmail.com
10 Contra Dance Hardwick
Time: Potluck 5:30; Dance 6:30
Price: $7 + $4 for each additional family member
Location: Caledonia Grange #9 in East Hardwick
Description: The Caledonia Grange #9 invites you to join in some good old fashioned community fun. The monthly Contra Dance will be held in East Hardwick at the Grange on Saturday, January 10th at 6:30. A community potluck supper kicks off the evening at 5:30. Last month's potluck included the surprise appearance of a raccoon pie. Luke Donforth of the Mad Robin collective will teach and call the dances to the lively tunes of Roaring Marmalade. No experience is necessary and you don't need to bring a partner with you. Admission is $7 per person plus $4 for each additional family member. If you would like to volunteer or for more information call Alana at 472-5584.
Extra Info: Feel free to bring clean shoes for dancing and/or plates and utensils for your potluck supper. You're welcome even without them, but they're handy!
12 AARP Smart Driver Class at Copley Hospital
Time: 8:30am
Price: $15/member $20/non-member
Location: Copley Hospital
Description: This one day, four-hour course is designed to help drivers 50 years of age, or older, improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents. The course will help you: update driving skills and your knowledge of the rules and hazards of the road, and learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate.
Extra Info: Registration required by calling Copley's Wellness Center at 888-8369.
12 Copley Hospital Annual Meeting
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Stonegrill Restaurant; Banquet Room, Morrisville
Description: Copley's Annual Meeting open to all. Bea Grause, President and CEO of Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems will share information about healthcare reform initiatives and how they may affect individuals and Vermont's community hospitals in the future. Following meeting reports, special recognition will be given to Trustees Dana Wildes and John Steel as they step down from the Board having completed three terms.
Extra Info: Registration is encouraged by calling Abigail Earle at 888-8180.
12 logo Stories & Stitches Book Club
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us this winter for a story hour for grown ups! This is a book club without any pre-meeting reading assignments. Each week, we will read aloud from short stories and essays, with discussion to follow. Participants are welcome to bring along handcraft projects to work on while listening. Tea and light refreshments will be available.
Extra Info: Meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. through February 23. Call 472-5533 or email galaxybookgals@gmail.com for more information.
19 logo Stories & Stitches Book Club
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us this winter for a story hour for grown ups! This is a book club without any pre-meeting reading assignments. Each week, we will read aloud from short stories and essays, with discussion to follow. Participants are welcome to bring along handcraft projects to work on while listening. Tea and light refreshments will be available.
Extra Info: Meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. through February 23. Call 472-5533 or email galaxybookgals@gmail.com for more information.
19 Legislative Breakfast Cost of K to 12 Education
Time: 9am
Location: Greensboro UCC Fellowship Hall
Description: An opportunity for voters and property tax payers in Greensboro, Craftsbury, Glover and Barton to talk with their legislators, Representatives Sam Young and Vicki Strong and Senators John Rogers and Bobby Starr, about potential solutions to the rising cost of K through 12 education and its impact on property taxes.
21 Craftsbury Energy Committee Informational Program on Heat Pumps
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Looking for ways to save on heating energy costs and be more comfortable? The Craftsbury Energy Committee will be hosting an informational meeting on electric heat pumps. Electric heat pumps take heat energy from one source; outside air, ground water, etc. and transfer it to where it is needed to heat a home or domestic hot water. Depending upon your application, heat pumps are three to six times more efficient than an ordinary electric element and more cost effective for heating than fuel oil or propane. The home heating heat pumps also combine as an air conditioner in the summer, reversing their process. They do this more efficiently than a standard air conditioner. The concept is not new, your refrigerator is a essentially a heat pump, taking heat from the inside of your refrigerator and transferring it to the outside of the refrigerator. The home heating heat pumps are a larger version and much more efficient. ARC Mechanical, out of Bradford and Littleton, will be presenting the information on heat pumps. They are HVAC designers and installers and have designed and installed all forms of heat pumps. They are also Efficiency Vermont-certified installers, allowing customers to take advantage of a $300 per unit incentive currently available for heat pumps through Efficiency Vermont. We hope to see you at the informational meeting!
Extra Info: Here is ARC Mechanical's website to check out: For more information call 586-7533 http://www.arcmech.com/ Here is ARC's website for more information on Cold Climate Heat Pumps: http://www.arcmech.com/moving-heat-making-cold-climate-heat-pumps/ Here is a website for Efficiency Vermont's information on Heat Pumps: https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/For-My-Home/ways-to-save-and-rebates/heating-cooling/Cold-Climate-Heat-Pumps/Overview
24 Hiking the Colorado Trail
Time: 10:00 AM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Bill Cooke, author of "Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color, will present information about the Colorado followed by a 25 minute slide show with music showing photos from his 2011 “thru-hike,” and answer your questions. You need not be an experienced hiker to enjoy this program as Bill explains much of the terminology and peculiar habits of long-distance backpackers such that even those whose experience is confined to short strolls in the park will sense the challenges and the rewards of a trek in the Rocky Mountains. Come and take a trip to the summertime Rockies!
Extra Info: Call Mary Metcalf, Librarian, at 533-2531 for more information.
24 logo Runaway Pond History
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 N. Main St, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: Join the Old Stone House Museum at the Jeudevine Memorial Library January 24 at 10 AM for a presentation by historian Joan Alexander about this event when the pond broke free and a man, so the story goes, ran ahead of the water to warn people in the path of the flood that the waters were coming!
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948.
25 logo The Agriculture of New Zealand
Time: 6:30
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: In the white of January, the Craftsbury Public Library offers an armchair travelling trip to the green of New Zealand's South Island. Louise and Randi Calderwood recently travelled to New Zealand, and they will share their experience with the public on Sunday, January 25 at 6:30PM. The Calderwoods will show slides, with an emphasis on agriculture. They will also provide an overview of the country's agricultural economy and grass based production system. Come for the photos of sunshine and green grass or to learn about the New Zealand system of farming. For more information about the presentation, contact the library at 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.
26 logo Stories & Stitches Book Club
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us this winter for a story hour for grown ups! This is a book club without any pre-meeting reading assignments. Each week, we will read aloud from short stories and essays, with discussion to follow. Participants are welcome to bring along handcraft projects to work on while listening. Tea and light refreshments will be available.
Extra Info: Meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. through February 23. Call 472-5533 or email galaxybookgals@gmail.com for more information.
27 logo Friends of the Jeudevine Libarary Meeting
Time: 5:15 PM
Price: FREE! Come join us!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 N. Main St, Hardwick, VT 05843
Description: The Friends of the Jeudevine Library will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM at the Jeudevine Library. The Friends will be planning our activities and events for 2015. They encourage anyone who wants to support the library to attend. The meeting is open to all. For more information call 472-5948.
30 WORD!CRAFT One Year Anniversary at Goddard College
Time: 6:30-10
Price: free, but accept donations
Location: Goddard College Radio Station
Description: WORD!CRAFT-Experimental Art Rhymes First Year Anniversary! A traveling, monthly, participatory, spoken word/hip hop event for all ages! It will take place on Friday, January 30th at "The Pit" in the WGDR Radio Station at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT from 6:30-10. It will be aired live on the earwig radio program. If you can’t make it, tune into 91.1 FM, 91.7 FM, or stream online at http://www.wgdr.org/listen-live! This is an alcohol free event. This month’s theme is “Imagine”, 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. This is a free event, but we do accept donations.
31 logo Skating Party
Time: 1-3 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Atkins Field
Description: POSTPONED - Old Man Winter is going to have a blast. Stay Tuned for the future date!