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Events for July 2018
1-8 One Way, Many Paths: An Artist Walks the Camino
Time: 7am-9pm Tue-Sat; 9am-2pm Sun
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, VT
Description: Discover Spain’s El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) through the paintings of Vermont artist Susan Abbott. This exhibition evokes the ever-changing, panoramic landscape she experienced during her transformative journey walking the historic road. Susan set out from St. Jean Pied de Port, the traditional Camino starting point on the French side of the Pyrenees, carrying a 15-pound backpack that included sketchbooks, painting supplies, and her journal. Two months and 590 miles later, she arrived on the Atlantic coast with drawings, watercolors, poems, and diaries documenting the pilgrimage. Painted in her Vermont studio, each square painting displays Abbott’s hallmark style of exciting color and striking composition, and the series together creates a powerful narrative about the rich diversity of place that is available to us in our world today, if we venture out to find it.
3 Bats- Sounds in Silence
Time: 10am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Jerry Schneider brings students into the exotic world of bats, and introduces them to echolocation. What is it? Why to bats echolocate? Why can’t we hear them? Are bats blind? We’ll answer these questions and more. Audiences will learn how vital bats are for maintaining a healthy environment. We will learn about local bats, vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration & hibernation.
Extra Info: Children will create bat tee shirts, (shirts available for $4.00, or bring your own 100% cotton shirt). contact the library at greensborokids@gmail.com or 533.2531 for more info
3 The Way MID-WEEK MOVIE
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: free/$5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: *Please note that for this week the Mid-Week Movie is on Tuesday, not Wednesday, due to HCA being closed on The Fourth* A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Stars Martin Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez. Rated PG-13 Runtime: 123 min. Performance Studio
3 The Way MID-WEEK MOVIE
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: free/$5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: *Please note that for this week the Mid-Week Movie is on Tuesday, not Wednesday, due to HCA being closed on The Fourth* A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. Stars Martin Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez. Rated PG-13 Runtime: 123 min. Performance Studio
5 Robert Resnick & Megen Butterfield play music for children of all ages!
Time: 10am
Price: Free!
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join the Greensboro Free Library in celebrating the summer reading theme, "Libraries Rock" with Robert Resnick, host of VPR's All the Traditions ,and Megen Butterfield. They are a dynamic duo who play a variety of music engaging the music lover in all of us. All ages welcome to this free event!
Extra Info: contact the library at greensborokids@gmail.com or 533.2531 for more info
5 Fishhead FIRST THURSDAYS MUSIC
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Price: Free / $5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: No Cover David “Fishhead” Solomon is a resident of Albany, Vermont and is a fan favorite all around the region. He plays an eclectic mix of classic oldies, blues, folk, rock and R&B. No cover, but please tip your performers and servers. Hardwick Street Café
6 The Renegade Groove
Time: 8-10PM
Price: $10
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: PERFORMANCE STUDIO Get down with your bad self when The Renegade Groove brings its unique style of funk to the Studio for a dance party, fresh off its May release of the band’s debut album. A four-piece funk-rock group that hails from Burlington, The Renegade Groove is reminiscent of Parliament Funkadelic or Prince, with a shreddage factor of 100. Tightly arranged song sections open to large improvisational sections, where the boys can show their individual chops (see: shreddage factor of 100).
7 Free workshop with Grow Your Own
Time: 11:30am
Price: FREE
Location: Atkins Field Community Gardens
Description: Grow Your Own will be hosting a free workshop on companion planting for pollination and pest reduction led by Peggy Newfield. Come along for a fun and informative session on beneficial insects and how to encourage them to flock to your garden. This Workshop will be held on July 7 at 11:30 am to 1:30pm at Atkins field community gardens, 100 Granite St, Hardwick. It involves a free meal and kids are very welcome, however space is limited so please reserve your spot by July 5 by calling Laura Wilkinson at the Hardwick Area Food Pantry on (802) 472-5940 or email laura@hardwickareafoodpantry.org. The mission of Grow Your Own is to increase food independence, better health and well being through shared knowledge and experience. Grow Your Own is a project of Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Center for an Agricultural Economy and NEK Kids on the move.
7 FREE workshop with Grow Your Own
Time: 11:30am
Price: Free
Location: Atkins field community gardens
Description: Grow Your Own will be hosting a free workshop on companion planting for pollination and pest reduction led by Peggy Newfield. Come along for a fun and informative session on beneficial insects and how to encourage them to flock to your garden. This Workshop will be held on July 7 at 11:30 am to 1:30pm at Atkins field community gardens, 100 Granite St, Hardwick. It involves a free meal and kids are very welcome, however space is limited so please reserve your spot by July 5 by calling Laura Wilkinson at the Hardwick Area Food Pantry on (802) 472-5940 or email laura@hardwickareafoodpantry.org. The mission of Grow Your Own is to increase food independence, better health and well being through shared knowledge and experience. Grow Your Own is a project of Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Center for an Agricultural Economy and NEK Kids on the move.
7 Annual Chicken BBQ
Time: 11am - 1 pm
Price: $12/plate, payable at the door
Location: Greensboro Church, 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro, Fellowship Hall
Description: Annual Chicken BBQ July 7 - Make your reservation now for the annual Greensboro Church Chicken Barbeque on Saturday, July 7, from 11 - 1. Price is $12: for a generous plate of our world-famous BBQ Chicken our much sought after vinaigrette coleslaw, a roll, beverage and dessert. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of the church. The BBQ starts immediately after the parade behind the church. Park where you can and line up for the traditional Independence Day meal. We are taking reservations by email at greensborochurch@gmail.com . Your e-mail reservation is not complete until you have received a reply confirmation from us. You can also call the church at 802-533-2223 to make a phone reservation. We have a limited number of meals, so get your name in quickly if you want to participate.
9 logo Racism Discussion Group continues
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., Hardwick, VT
Description: This group meets and discusses short videos, books and ideas about racism in our society. The discussions are informal and the materials are suggested by and shared with the people attending. Some of the materials for the next session are: VIDEOS: 7 Myths about Cultural Appropriation DEBUNKED! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXejDhRGOuI Words with racisist origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EKtHkYe-vI If microaggressions happened to white people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPRA4g-3yEk The DNA journey (More at YouTube by searching: momondo DNA Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyaEQEmt5ls ARTICLES: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack http://www.antiracistalliance.com/Unpacking.html
Extra Info: For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
10 Technology Made Easy
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Have a portable electronic device or laptop you can't figure out? Learn how to use it as you discover the basics of using a laptop, camera, tablet or smartphone as Michael guides you through the most common software applications, answering questions big and small. All experience levels welcome!
Extra Info: Questions? Contact Skye Livingston at 802-533-9370 or skye@wonderartsvt.org
10 T’ai Chi Chu’an EIGHT WEEK COURSE
Time: 5:30
Price: $85 for all eight weeks
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Instructor Alan Erdossy returns to HCA with an 8 week introductory class in the Yang style of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. T’ai Chi is a sequence of precise body movements done slowly and without effort that balance the flow of energy within the body. At once a moving form of meditation, a dynamic system of exercise to improve health, and an introduction to the basics of self defense, T’ai Chi Chu’an has been practiced daily in China by millions for centuries. It requires no special clothes or equipment, keeps you on your feet, takes only a few minutes each day, and can be learned at any age. Regular practitioners of T’ai Chi are rewarded with energy and focus, and they age with vitality and grace. Alan has 45 years of experience teaching at businesses and art, ballet, and exercise studios throughout the Northeast. This Introduction to the first set of the Yang style of T’ai Chi Chu’an will run for an hour, however participants who are repeating the introduction are welcome to stay for another half hour to begin exploring the second set of T’ai Chi. To Register call Alan at 802.223.5125 or 802.249.2902 (cell). Email him at alanerdossy@gmail.com Performance Studio
10 Geology around Greensboro
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Dr. Robert Merrill will talk about the geology around Greensboro as a part of the summer reading program “Libraries Rock”, celebrating both geology and music. He will be focusing his presentation on the geology around Greensboro that the kids can see. The discussion will include information about rocks and glaciers. Children are welcome to bring rocks to identify, as well as any other questions regarding geology, such as what they see on the news, earthquakes and volcanoes. Dr. Merrill is an accomplished geologist who has spent many years in and around Greensboro and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with children and their families.
Extra Info: This presentation is geared for youth ages 6+. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
10 Meet the Musicians of The Neave Trio
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ
Description: Summer Music from Greensboro brings The Neave Trio to the Greensboro United Church. As a part of the Greensboro Free Library summer reading program “Libraries Rock”, the Neave Trio welcomes youth to come before their concert and talk with them about being musicians and their instruments. The Neave Trio includes Anna Marie Williams playing violin, Mikhail Veselov playing cello, and Eri Nakamura playing piano. Hailed by critics for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey), the Neave Trio has been described as “a revelation” (San Diego News) and “a brilliant trio” (MusicWeb International), who have “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum” (Fanfare Magazine). The Boston Musical Intelligencer ranked the Neave Trio among the finest chamber ensembles of their generation, writing: “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going.”
Extra Info: All ages are welcome to this free event. Bring your questions & curiosity! The Neave Trio will be available for questions from 4:30pm-5:30pm Tuesday July 10th at the Greensboro United Church of Christ before their show later that evening. Summer Music from Greensboro brings the Neave Trio to the Greensboro United Church Tuesday July 10th at 7:30pm for a full concert. $20.00 for adults, age 18 and under is free. Find out more at https://www.summermusicfromgreensboro.net/ Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
11 The Cougar Returns to the East
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Free.
Location: Woodbury Town Hall, Rte. 14, Woodbury Village
Description: There is no question about it. Cougars are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Where once it was flatly dismissed as an impossibility in the so-called “developed” east, scientists have now documented cougar dispersals and even occupancy of a growing list of eastern states and provinces. Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats where Sue has studied them, from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border. We will also get the low-down regarding the latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats from Manitoba to Louisiana and Maine to Georgia. It is only a matter of time! This program is generously made possible by the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund.
Extra Info: The Woodbury Town Hall is located on Route 14 in Woodbury Village. Info? woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com or 279-9266. All are welcome.
11 The Music of Strangers MID-WEEK MOVIE
Time: 7-9pm
Price: free/$5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: This week’s Mid-Week Movie is presented in partnership with the Greensboro Free Library. Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble star in this film following an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Rated PG-13 Runtime: 96 min. Performance Studio
11 Film-The Music of Strangers
Time: 7pm
Price: Free
Location: Highland Center for the Arts
Description: The Highland Center for the Arts will be showing the film The Music of Strangers as a part of the Greensboro Free Library’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock”, celebrating both music and geology. Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble star in this film following an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.
Extra Info: All ages welcome to attend this free event ($5 donation is accepted for the HCA but not required). Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
11 Greensboro United Church Summer Lectures 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church of Christ
Description: The Greensboro United Church of Christ Summer Lecture Series begins on Wednesday July 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall in Greensboro. Featured on the 11th, Will Wootten, a college administrator and educator of more than thirty years' experience in college development and finance, culminated his career as President of Sterling College. He is the noted author of "Good Fortune Next Time: the Death, Irony, and Administration of Very Small Colleges." On Wednesday, July 18, Sarah Waring, the dynamic Executive Director at the Center for an Agricultural Economy, which serves the local food system, farm and food businesses, and community partners will describe how her work takes a systems approach as she deals with farm to school activities, food in security projects, and business acceleration and innovative financing. Wednesday, August 9, our highly regarded and courageous Democratic State Representative from Glover, Orleans County, will speak to the issues and concerns of Vermont in his talk "Reflection of a Vermont State Legislator.
Extra Info: Call the GUCC office at 533-2223 for more information.
12 Plein Air Painting Plus
Time: 12pm-3pm
Price: $100
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Plein Air Painting Plus! The landscape, a model, and lunch! Plein Air painting is about leaving the inside of your studio or home and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. This workshop is offered by GRACE (Grass Roots Arts and Community Effort), and takes place on our beautiful outdoor patio. A clothed model will be artistically posed so that the landscape beyond will also become an integral part of the artwork. The workshop will focus on composition, color scheme, light source, ambiance, and integration of the figure into the landscape. Participants need to provide their own materials (any of these are appropriate: pastels, water color paints, graphite pencils, paper, drawing board, easel). The Highland Center Café will be serving lunch which can be brought to you at your workstation! You are also free to bring your own. This class meets three times, Thursdays 7/12 through 7/26, and registration for the series costs $100. For more information contact Marie at m.lapregrabon@gmail.com
Extra Info: Thursdays 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26
12 Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Learn about the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims, Jews and Christians when Dr. David Brahinsky discusses the intense reaction of Muslims, Jews and Christians around the world when President Trump moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem in May. Dr. Brahinsky will explain why this city is so important to members of all three religions with a focus on the religious, economic and political factors involved.
13 G.R.A.C.E. Benefit
Time: 6-8pm
Price: Benefit/Fund-Raiser
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Live music, a silent auction with over 100 items, specialty cocktails, snacks, and more at this fundraiser for Hardwick-based GRACE, whose mission is to empower individuals through transformative art experiences leading to creative growth and self-discovery.
14 Brian McCarthy Quartet
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: $35 | $30 | $25 | $20 Treat your ears to the Brian McCarthy Quartet, when they perform selections from Brian’s latest project Codex, which salutes those who have influenced him most as a jazz musician. “McCarthy’s densely packed arrangements will likely serve hungry audiences new aural morsels with every listen.” (Seven Days) Main Stage
15 Cirque Us | StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Afternoon Show)
Time: 2PM
Price: $25 | $20 | $15 | $10 | $15 senior | $10 student | $5 EBT
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Join the intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where nine acrobat planets serve as the center of their own private universe. Watch these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity. Prepare to be dazzled as we discover what happens when you wish upon a star. We’re also hosting an evening performance at 7:30 PM. Main Stage
15 Cirque Us | StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus (Evening Show)
Time: 7:30PM
Price: $25 | $20 | $15 | $10 | $15 senior | $10 student | $5 EBT
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Join the intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where nine acrobat planets serve as the center of their own private universe. Watch these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity. Prepare to be dazzled as we discover what happens when you wish upon a star. We’re also hosting an afternoon performance at 2:00 PM. Main Stage
16-20 Stop Motion Animation Camp
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 AM
Price: Fixed Sliding scale
Location: Grange Hall in East Hardwick
Description: Stop-Motion Animation Camp for Ages 10-15. Use a video camera to make animated videos with original characters, sets, stories, and soundtrack. Only two more openings!
Extra Info: Award-winning Local filmmaker/animator Meredith Holch has been teaching stop-motion animation to kids and adults for over a decade. Call or e-mail for all the details, photos, samples of animations from former campers.
17 Geology & Sound
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Bobby Farlice-Rubio of the Fairbanks Museum will combine two of his wonderful programs into one great presentation in keeping with the summer reading theme, "Libraries Rock". Catch this Wave! Communicating with Audible, Visible and Invisible Energy! Our voices use sound waves to speak words to each other, but what if we’re too far apart to hear each other shout? In this exploration of communication, we’ll discover how different kinds of waves, like sound, light, and even invisible radio can be used to send messages to the farthest corners of the universe. Or maybe just to send your friends an emoji! Students will become familiar with concepts relating to wavelength, frequency, and amplitude. “And The Mountains Should Crumble to the Sea” Have you ever wondered what our mountains might have looked like when they were tall, pointy volcanoes? What happened to them? Why do our driveways and back-roads seem to “disappear” every spring? How do canyons form, and why is there so much sand on the coasts of the world and at the bottom of the ocean? In this learning deluge, we will explore all of the glacially slow or catastrophically rapid ways in which water and erosion shape our world.
Extra Info: Geared for youth ages 6+. Free and all are welcome. Bring instruments for more fun! Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
18 Basquiat MID-WEEK MOVIE
Time: 7-9pm
Price: free/$5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: HCA’s Mid-Week Movie Night features classics and new favorites every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and even develops a friendship with Andy Warhol. Rated R Runtime: 108 min. Performance Studio
18 Modern Times Theater Puppet Show
Time: 1pm
Price: Free!
Location: Caspian Lake Beach in Greensboro
Description: Come experience Modern Times Theater at the Caspian Lake public beach area in conjunction with the Greensboro Free Library summer reading program themed "Libraries Rock" celebrating music and geology. "That's What I Call Sweet Music" The hills are alive with the sound of music in this all-ages puppet production. "Sweet Music" follows the troubles and travails of puppetry's favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch as he sings his way through trouble, adventure, and triumph. Included in the cast are the Bozo Brothers, who delight audiences with their dynamic percussive dance routines. The program also features jazz, classic American folk songs and original novelty numbers, performed on the cornet, ukulele, upright bass, five string banjo, and bicycle pump, as well as homemade instruments.
Extra Info: Camps, daycares, and everyone are welcome to attend this all ages, free event. The show will be on Caspain Lake Beach/Grass. Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
19 Youth Violinists at Storytime
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join us this week for storytime for children ages 0-6 celebrating the summer reading theme "Libraries Rock" with music played by youth violinists Sadie Skorstad and Ava Purdy.
Extra Info: Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
20 Opera North
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: Tickets: $40 | $30 | $20 | $15
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Get a sneak peek at Opera North’s coming attractions when their core company illuminates the Main Stage in an exciting showcase. Join us in the Café for dinner (be sure to make your reservation in advance!) before the talented Resident Artists of Opera North present highlights from their 2018 season featuring opera and musical theatre favorites.
20 logo Reading Frederick Douglas
Time: 5 PM
Price: Free
Location: Main Street Hardwick Farmers Market
Description: During the downtown Hardwick Farmers Market, the Jeudevine and Woodbury Libraries will host a communal reading of Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” Members of the community are invited to take part in the communal reading. Anyone who would like to read should contact Lisa Sammet at 472-5948 at the Jeudevine Library. On July 5, 1852, Douglass, a former slave and leading abolitionist, begged the “race question” at an event in Rochester, NY, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. "Fellow-citizens," he began, "why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day? What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?" By our hosting such events near the time of the celebration of this nation’s independence – its freedom from Great Britain and its tyranny, we invite thought and discussion about race and citizenship now, more than a century and a half later.
Extra Info: The Jeudevine and Woodbury Libraries join the Vermont Humanities Council and Community Change Inc. in this statewide effort. The text of this speech, as well as accompanying materials, are available online at the Vermont Humanities Council website, www.vermonthumanities.org. For more information, please contact Jeudevine Memorial Library at 472-5948.
21 Caspian Arts 2018 Gallery Exhibit
Time: 11:00 - 5:00
Price: Free
Location: Yellow Barn, 2062 East Craftsbury Rd, East Craftsbury, VT
Description: Visit a beautiful old barn and enjoy a display of the unique art created by the members of Caspian Arts. There will be paintings in a variety of mediums, all reflecting the beauty that is Vermont, as well as finely made crafts ranging from carved wooden items and quilted fiber art to jewelry, photography and sculpture. Exhibit is open on the last two weekends in July (7/21, 22, 28 and 29) and the first weekend of August (8/4 and 5)
Extra Info: The East Craftsbury Yellow Barn is situated on the southern edge of East Craftsbury. Look for the Caspian Arts blue and white banner!
21 LVW Writers Meet Agents
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Price: $135 members $185 non-members $35 per pitch
Location: Trader Duke's (formerly DoubleTree)
Description: Each attendee may sign up for two one-on-one pitch sessions although the event will offer plenty for both published writers and writers not ready to pitch with a packed day of presentations, panels, networking and a cocktail hour and book signings. In addition to pitch sessions, several agents will present at the conference. The deadline to register is July 7. Early registration is advised to ensure a seat and choice of agents to pitch. The event, which has been offered in even-numbered years since 2008, has sold out early every time.
Extra Info: Questions: Shawn Anderson, conference chair (802) 473-6332 E-mail: shawntwrites@gmail.com
22 Caspian Arts Annual Studio Tour
Time: 11 am - 5:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: Caspian Lake area: Greensboro, Hardwick, Craftsbury, Albany, West Glover
Description: The Caspian Arts Annual Studio Tour offers the opportunity to spend a Sunday afternoon exploring interesting places and meeting unique people who make beautiful things with their hands. Chat with the artists, discover what motivates them, and see those creative hands and minds at work. You can visit 15 studios and see the work of 21 artists, ranging from photography, woodworking, jewelry and quilted fiber art to painting, sculpture and print-making.
Extra Info: Information about the tour and maps can be found at The Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro as well as many public places in the surrounding towns. Maps and information about the participating artists can be found on the Caspian Arts website at www.caspianartsvt.com or call 802-533-7733.
22 Silent Film Series: The Artist
Time: 3-5PM
Price: $10
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Tickets: $10 for an individual showing | $30 for a pass to all four films in the series The Silent Film series spans four dates from June through September. The Artist is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema set in Hollywood during the twilight of its silent era. Love, friendship, and an exquisite story propel this feel good original film. Runtime: 114 min. Other Films in the Series: “Our Hospitality” with Live Accompaniment, Charlie Chaplin’s ” The Kid” with Live Piano Accompaniment, and “Blancanieves” Performance Studio
Extra Info: https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/events/silent%20film%20series-%20the%20artist/2018-7-22_15.00/highland%20center%20for%20the%20arts%20-%20performance%20studio?back=2&area=26377f12-c33c-e711-80f3-005056080889&type=ga
22 GAAR Annual Jim SOWLES Gala and Award Cerwmony
Time: 6-9pm
Price: 25
Location: Highland Lodge, Craftsbury Road, Greensboro, Vt 87540
Description: For One Night Only!! Come sing along to showtime favorites, sip champagne, eat delicious feasts and be transported to Sweden by Opera, dramatic tales and dances. Fun for all the family! Tony Nominee Marla Shaffel and Heidi Lauren Duke will Transport us to a different time. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.themirror.org or go to Willey’s Store, Greensboro, Vermont 087540.
Extra Info: Info@themirror.org or sabra@themirror.org
23 Caspian Monday Music Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, Vermont
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: Season Ticket: $75.00 Admission: $20.00 Orchestra: $20.00 Se
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT
Description: Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble, Vermont Flowers of the Field Flowers of the Field Ríkadla (Nursery Rhymes) (1926) Leoš Jánacek (1854-1928) Flos Campi (1925): A suite for viola, piano, & wordless chorus based on the Biblical Song of Songs Ralph Vaughn Williams New Work (2018) Matthew LaRocca (b. 1980) short works Michael Ippolito, Tawnie Olson & Anna Scoppetone
23 logo Racism Discussion Group continues
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., Hardwick, VT
Description: If anyone has any content to share for this discussion send the links to Library Director, Lisa Sammet at jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.org.
Extra Info: This will be our last meeting for the summer. For information call 472-5948.
24 Sip & Skill Share – Mozzarella with Carol Fairbank
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $10 Donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: PRESENTED WITH WONDERARTS Learn how to make your own farm fresh mozzarella! Participants will learn some basic cheesemaking techniques, and a shortcut recipe for making a quick cow’s milk mozzarella cheese that can be ready in as little as 30 minutes. At the end, we’ll enjoy a tasting of our delicious cheese, paired with fresh bread and seasonal produce. Class includes a recipe and technique handout so you can easily make cheese at home. Sip and learn in this monthly program, presented by WonderArts and the Highland Center for the Arts. Come grab a bite and beverage from the Hardwick Street Café and head into the Performance Studio to learn different creative and useful skills in a fun and informal environment. Performance Studio
24 Project Micro
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Janet Schwarz, UVM College of Medicine and Project Micro, will bring different kinds of microscopes and samples of sand, rocks, shells, sea glass, and other specimens in keeping with the summer reading theme “Libraries Rock” celebrating geology and music. Children are welcome to bring sand and rocks from their yards (and anything else that they’d like to look at magnified). The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) has developed Project MICRO, an outreach program for middle schools. It provides microscopy-based teaching materials, member-volunteers to help in classrooms and libraries, and online resources. The microscope is used to introduce critical observation and inquiry. Students will work together and individually exercising critical thinking, curiosity, and communication about science.
Extra Info: This program is suitable for children ages 6+ and is free and open to everyone. Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
24 MAKEY MAKEY TECH TIME WITH MICHAEL THOMAS
Time: 4:30pm
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Michael Thomas will guide kids in an exciting technology workshop. Using Makey Makey students will create a banana piano! Michael knows all sorts of things about technology so come with your gadgets and questions if you have them. The Makerspace at the Greensboro Free Library is up and running! Come visit and spend time creating something with the abundant arts and crafts, beads, Legos, Keva blocks, Snap Circuits and more! Invent something! Use the microscope to learn about the tiny things in our world! Draw a picture with chalk on our giant wall chalkboard!
Extra Info: This Makerspace program is geared for children ages 8+ and is free and open to everyone. Michael Thomas will be at the Greensboro Free Library on Tuesday July 24th at 4:30pm. Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
25 Cedric Alexander and the Status of Moose in Vermont
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Free.
Location: Woodbury Community Library
Description: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife’s moose project leader, Cedric Alexander, shares a presentation on the history and current status of moose in Vermont, including the latest results from the department’s collared moose study. Project leader since 1991, Alexander has worked on several bird conservation projects over his career, and has been a member of the Department’s Big Game Management and State Lands teams since their inception. The Woodbury Community Library is located behind the Woodbury Elementary School, off Route 14, in Woodbury Village. Info? woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com or 279-9266.
25 10 Things I Hate About You MID-WEEK MOVIE
Time: 7-9pm
Price: Free / $5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: HCA’s Mid-Week Movie Night features classics and new favorites every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! In this modernization of William Shakespeare’s late-16th century comedy The Taming of the Shrew, new student Cameron is smitten with Bianca, and in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick to date Bianca’s ill-tempered sister Kat. Rated PG-13 Runtime: 99 min. Performance Studio
25 logo Quilting with Magical Plaid Woods
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., Hardwick, VT
Description: What to do with those old plaid shirts with great memories attached to them? Make them into glorious quilts! Nancy Poitras of Magical Plaid Woods will be bringing several quilts she has made using flannel shirts and other fabrics to the Jeudevine Library in Hardwick on Wed. July 25 at 7pm. She will talk about the process in a “show and tell” of quilt making. She will show finished quilts as well as works-in-progress. Poitras has been sewing and quilting since she was very young and for the past ten years has been using almost all vintage and reclaimed fabrics for her projects. This program will be sure to inspire those who do handwork to start a quilt. There will be light refreshments.
Extra Info: There will be light refreshments. For more information call the library at 472-5948 or www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org.
26 ERIC AHO-A Thousand Acres- Opening Reception
Time: 5-7PM
Price: free
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Please join us for an Opening Reception for the Artist. Eric will speak at 6PM. "A Thousand Acres" will be shown in our gallery from July 14-September 9, 2018
26 CHILDREN PLAY INSTRUMENTS
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join us at the Greensboro Free Library to explore the magic of instruments! Josh Gould of Walden will bring many different instruments to demonstrate. The children will be able to play the instruments themselves and listen to the different sounds they make. This is another great program in keeping with the summer reading theme, “Libraries Rock”, celebrating music and geology.
Extra Info: This musical storytime is geared for children ages 0-6 and is free and open to everyone. Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.
27-29 Vermont Shakespeare Festival’s The Taming of the Shrew
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: $35 | $30 | $25 | $20
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: When the clever and fiery Kate meets the clamorous and entrepreneurial Petruchio, sparks fly, perceptions are smashed and the world upends itself. Shakespeare’s delirious take on gender roles explores marriage as a commodity and love itself as theater. One of the Bard’s most talked about comedies, The Taming of the Shrew is sure to entertain, disrupt, and leave us thinking about who we are as we navigate the human heart. We’re hosting a Friday performance at 7:30 PM on July 27, and a Saturday performance at 7:30 PM on July 28 and Sunday performance at 2PM Main Stage
28-29 Traveling With Your Sketchbook
Time: 10AM-4PM
Price: $195
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: TWO-DAY WORKSHOP: JULY 28 & 29, 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Fee: $195, which includes an information and exercise booklet This two-day workshop teaches students to use fast drawing techniques, writing, watercolor, and collage to record their travels in a sketchbook. Students learn to approach their sketchbook as both a personal journal for their travels, and as a work of art. The intensive two-day class will feature fun exercises, slides of examples of travel sketchbooks, and teacher demos. We’ll also make our own accordion sketchbook, and use it to create a pen and watercolor narrative. The class will use lovely Greensboro Village and the area around the Highland Center as source material. See why a past student said, “This class changed my life!”. Fee: $195, which includes an information and exercise booklet Website: www.susanabbott.com Student comments: http://www.susanabbott.com/comments-on-teaching/ Travel Sketchbook Selections: http://www.susanabbott.com/travel-journals/ Painter and instructor Susan Abbott has over the last twenty five years taught thousands of students how to “travel with their sketchbook.” She has travelled with her own sketchbook in India, Central America, Mexico, Europe, East Asia, and all over the U.S. Most recently, Susan drew and painted her way across Spain while walking the 600 mile Camino de Santiago. She lives in Marshfield, Vermont. Grounds and Patio
28 Glover Day 2018
Time: 9am to 3pm
Price: Adult runner/walker $20.00 with T-shirt: Children $10.00 w/
Description: Glover Day will be held Saturday, July 28, and offers something for everyone. Runaway Pond Road Race (Run Chamberlin Run) is a race where participants choose to run or walk the 5.5 mile, 5K, or 2K for children. Also at the town square there will be live music, horseshoes tournament, family fun and games, a duck regatta, hot food and cold drinks. For more information visit: http://townofglover.com/recreation/
30 Caspian Monday Music, Justin Stanley Trio
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: Season Ticket: $75.00 Admission: $20.00 Orchestra: $20.00 Se
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT
Description: Caspian Monday Music, Justin Stanley Trio Justin Stanley, French horn Justin Croushore, trombone Cholong Park, piano SaltVeins (SAR commission) Tyler Kline Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Astor Piazzolla (1921 -1992) (arranged by SAR for horn, trombone and piano) Bruce Stark: Suite for Horn, Trombone, and Piano Bruce Stark Flower Duet from Lakmé Delibes
30 logo 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of your Life, a talk by the author Maria Leonard Olsen.
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main St., Hardwick, VT
Description: At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of her 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, willfully derailing her successful law career. She was depressed and stuck. So when she turned 50, her gift to herself was to go on a crusade to make the most of whatever time she had left. She set out to do 50 new things that were significant, at least to her. The list spanned physical challenges, adventure travel, and lifestyle changes. This work follows the work she did to overcome addiction and trauma to accomplish those 50 new things and shows readers how to make their own action lists – whether it be joining a knitting club or hiking the Himalayas, every item has significance for each individual and speaks to her needs and desires. Readers will hear about Maria’s adventures and the rewards of each. Olsen will also talk about another book she has written: Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families, a book based on hundreds of interviews with the people changing the norm of what a family looks like in the US. The contemporary American family has changed drastically. Same-sex marriage is no longer uncommon. Couples are affirmatively choosing to have one child (a choice that may have elicited sympathy in our parent's generation), or to be child-free. Sperm banks allow women to have their own children without a partner. A mom, a dad, and 2.5 children is no longer the norm. The stories in this book bring these families alive to us.
Extra Info: Maria Leonard Olsen is an attorney, women writing/empowerment retreat leader, public speaker, and a cohost of the “Inside Out ” radio show on WPFW, FM 89.3, in Washington, D.C. Olsen was appointed by President Clinton as Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and has served on the boards of Children's National Medical Center BOV, the Alzheimer's Association, the Nepal Youth Fund and Girls Up, and empowerment organization for middle school-aged girls. She has written for the Washington Post, Washingtonian, Bethesda Magazine, Parenting, and other outlets. Olsen also counsels women recovering from addiction and trauma. See www.marialeonardolsen.com for more information. There will be light refreshments. For more info call 472-5948 or www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org
31 Blackwater Trio
Time: 5:00 pm
Price: free
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: “Just imagine a blend of Bowie, Led Zeppelin, America (yep, that’s right), Cowboy Mouth, Mott the Hoople and perhaps scatter in a dusting of The Eagles and Neil Young and you’ll get a general idea of what the trio dynamically brings to the table.” (Hottytoddy.com) The Blackwater Trio is an Americana, folk, roots and rock band based in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Its members are Seth Stroud (lead vocals, guitar), Walt Busby (lead guitar, vocals) and locally-tied Alice Hasen (violin, vocals). With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to gypsy jazz, their original music and artful covers captivate audiences all over the country. Art Gallery
31 A Sound Investigation
Time: 10am
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Kurt Valenta of the organization, Exordium, linking science education with fun comes to the Greensboro Free Library. We will be looking at what causes sound, why music boxes work and how we recognize familiar sounds. A hands-on, audience-participation demonstration that will leave the students with a greater knowledge of the phenomenon we call sound. All are welcome to this free event geared for children ages 6+.
Extra Info: Contact Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at 533-2531 or greensborokids@gmail.com for more information.