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December 2014
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Events for December 2014
1-6 logo Hip Hop Workshops for Kids and for Teens/Adults
Time: Kids:6-7:15.Teen/Adults 7:15-8:30pm
Price: $75
Location: Wolcott Town Hall, Route 15, Wolcott, Vt.
Description: Talented local Dancer/Teacher, Palmer Jordan offers two Hip Hop Workshops : A Series of 6 classes for Kids and for Teen/Adults, starting Mondays, November 3rd-December 15th. Palmer invites dancers of varying experience to the workshop series. For me detailed information about this amazing workshop check out Palmer's comprehensive bio. and the description of his workshops on balletwolcott.com This is an invigorating and great workshop series you won't want to miss! Tuition for all six classes in the series is $75. For more information: 802-888-5891 ext.2.
2 logo STORIES AT THE SUPPER CLUB: Books and cheer to benefit Jeudevine Library
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $10, includes 1 glass wine or beer
Location: The Vermont Supper Club, Main Street, Hardwick
Description: Just in time for the holidays the Jeudevine Library, the Galaxy Book Shop and the Vermont Supper Club are excited to host STORIES AT THE SUPPER CLUB on Tuesday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. Come listen to local readers tell you which books they are reading and loving. This is a great evening of talking about books over drinks with friends! A great event for gift-giving or for adding to your own personal reading list! Tickets for the event will be available in advance, and the cost of $10 covers one drink (beer or wine) and also a contribution to the Jeudevine Library! The Galaxy will have order forms for those books that sound like the perfect gift for someone special! The Vermont Supper Club will have gift cards available, too.
Extra Info: Advance tickets can be bought at the Galaxy Bookshop, the Vermont Supper Club, and Jeudevine Library. For more information call the Bookshop at 472-5533.
2 Choral Group to Start Up: World Music in Hardwick
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Price: $15 or $10
Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 West Church Street, in Hardwick.
Description: From Nancy Nottermann, nancyn@together.net Citizens of Hardwick and beyond, have you ever wanted to sing traditional a cappella choral music from around the world? Have you wanted to have a local choral group with an incredible leader? On Tuesday, December 2, John Harrison will lead an introductory world music sing from 7:00-9:00 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 39 West Church Street, in Hardwick. John will choose songs from South Africa, West Africa, Eastern Europe, France, Italy, the UK, as well as traditional American music. Songs will be sung in three and four parts, and all will be taught by rote using word sheets, so ability to read music is not required. There’s no audition, but singers should be able to accurately sing back what’s been sung to them, which is not really hard!. The fee for this introductory session is $15 ($10 if that's a hardship). We’ll sing for two hours, and then have some time to talk about whether or not to make it an ongoing sing. Children are welcome with an accompanying parent. John Harrison leads the Montpelier Community Gospel choir and has worked with Village Harmony for 16 years. I have had the privilege of singing with him numerous times at Village Harmony camps and single day workshops. You will laugh, learn, and you will really sing! He brings to his teaching a deep love of choral singing and its power to create community, as well as a lot of humor. Do consider joining us on Dec 2 ! Email Author Reply to Forum
Extra Info: For more information, contact John at info@johnmarkharrison.com or 802-778-0881.
3 Christmas Bazaar & Tree Sale
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: East Hardwick Congregational Church, East Hardwick Village
Description: Annual Church bazaar: Freshly Cut Christmas trees, wreaths, cookie table, food, Chines auction, books and more.
6 logo Rik Barron, from New Foundland, plays at The Music Box in Craftsbury
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10 general, $8 seniors and students
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Singer, musician and raconteur Rik Barron raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A multi-award winning solo artist, Rik Barron has been touring North America and Europe for over thirty years. He is an accomplished and respected roots performer, entertaining his audiences with great singing, expert playing and irreverent but clean humour. Since 2005 Rik has worked closely with bass and guitar virtuoso Chili Taylor. An association that has resulted in three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, two Indie Award nominations and two East Coast Music Award wins. During the 1990s Rik lived in Prince Edward Island performing with many Island musicians including singer and songwriter Allan Rankin. In the US he has recorded and played with banjoist Dan Levenson and clawgrass originator Mark Johnson contributed to one of Rik's East Coast Music award winning recordings. His relationship with banjo innovator and legend Tony Ellis has helped Rik develop a unique instrumental style combining the elements of Celtic, Newfoundland, Maritime and Americana music. Barron performs on guitar, five string banjo, tenor banjo, mandolin and bass. Rik Barron is a warm and engaging artist who combines elements of Newfoundand, Canadian, American and Irish roots music into his own unique style. The warmth, richness and timelessness that Rik Barron brings to his music coupled with his smooth baritone voice and Newfoundland wit gives you an artist that moves from melancholic to mischievous with uncommon ease. He is a three time East Coast Music award winner, a three time Canadian Folk Music award nominee and an two time Indie Nominee. He has toured North America and Europe for the last 33 years appearing at everything from sidewalks to major festivals gaining fans at each stop. A genuine folk troubadour. He’ll delight us all in December! Find out more about him at www.rikbarron.com.
Extra Info: For more information go to www.themusicboxvt.org or call 586-7533.
6 logo Bluegrass Gospel Concert
Time: 6:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 6th
Price: FREE ~ with Free will offering
Location: South Woodbury at the Calais Woodbury United Church
Description: SATURDAY: December 6th. Come out for a Bluegrass Gospel Concert with the Gospel Goat Ropers. A special night of bluegrass gospel music for all ages. FREE ~ with a free-will offering for Fuel for the Calais Woodbury United Church. Light refreshments will be provided
Extra Info: The Big White Church in South Woodbury, Calais Woodbury United Church on Route 14. Church# 232-1013 or 371-7969 (Bill) & 456-1557 (Jeff)
6 logo Holiday Book Sale
Time: 10:00-3:00
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The Craftsbury Public Library is holding a Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 6 from 10AM-3PM. There will be a wide selection of Christmas gift books available including some stunning art books, new releases, children's books, a fine selection of gardening books, and beautiful antiquarian books. Free gift wrapping will be available during the hours of the sale. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683.
6 American Legion Family Christmas Potluck Luncheon - Legion Chapter Members Only
Time: 1:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7
Description: Attention Post #7 Legionnaires, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion - The Hardwick Post#7 Gateway Riders invite you to a Christmas Potluck Luncheon and Yankee Swap on Saturday December 6th at 1:00 pm. Doors will open at 12:30 for snacks and a cash bar, followed by potluck luncheon (please bring your favorite dish). Then interested adults will participate in a Yankee swap, so bring a gift (valued at less than $10.00) if you would like to join in the fun. Children will be participating in holiday activities with Santa and his helpers, and pictures will be taken with Santa too! There will be a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting a Legion Rider's sponsored veteran Christmas family. To learn more about how you can help with this family please email & request a wishlist. Our goal is to make this Veteran and his family's Christmas brighter to thank him for his service to our country.
Extra Info: Please contact Corrinna Colson @ 802-274-8333 or Lou Furry @ 802-472-6007 for more information, or email alpost7.gatewayriders@gmail.com to help grant this families wishes.
6 Ladies' Christmas Luncheon
Time: 12:00 noon
Price: No Charge
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro
Description: Ladies' Christmas Luncheon The holidays are fast approaching-- that special time when we celebrate with candles and cookies, caroling and gift-giving. Take a minute on December 6 to join other community women in welcoming the Christmas season at our church's annual Ladies' Christmas Luncheon. ¬The tables will be festive, the food delicious and.…..the opportunity to wear your red sweater adorned with candy canes and Christmas balls…...priceless!! Festivities begin at 12 noon, Saturday, Dec 6, in Fellowship Hall, Greensboro. All area women are welcome! Childcare is available upon request to Judy Waible (533-9894) by Nov 25. We hope to see you there!
6 logo Annual Holiday Market
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Price: free admissin
Location: Craftsbury Academy and The Art House, N. Craftsbury Rd. Craftsbury Common, VT
Description: Join us at the annual Craftsbury Holiday Market coordinated by The Art House. There is something for everyone with music, lunch, raffle, silent auction and 40 vendors! A festive family event, it will make your season bright! Artisan gifts featured, neighbors supporting neighbors! Vendors and food will be in the Craftsbury Academy gym. Gallery show with local artist demonstration will be at The Art House along with more wonderful gift items. Books are for sale at the Craftsbury Public Library. Ample parking for all.
Extra Info: For additional information visit the website at: www.vermontarthouse.org/market. The Art House is located at 1376 North Craftsbury Rd. Craftsbury Common, VT, Craftsbury Academy gym is a few hundred feet north of The Art House.
6 DATE CORRECTION: Christmas Bazaar and Tree Sale
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: East Hardwick Village - Congregational Church
Description: Annual Church bazaar: Freshly Cut Christmas trees, wreaths, cookie table, food, Chines auction, books and more.
7 Toy, Book, (re)Gift Swap-Free!
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Price: free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join us at the Greensboro Free Library to swap gift items with other adults for the children in our lives. Feel free to bring gently used books, toys, arts and crafts supplies, instruments, ect. We will also be using this time to create ornaments for friends and family. Supplies will be available or bring your own project to work on. This is a free event open to the public.
Extra Info: For more information email greensborokids@gmail.com or contact the library at 533-2531 or Emily at 533-9929. In event of a winter storm please call first.
8-13 logo Hip Hop Workshops for Kids and for Teens/Adults
Time: Kids:6-7:15.Teen/Adults 7:15-8:30pm
Price: $75
Location: Wolcott Town Hall, Route 15, Wolcott, Vt.
Description: Talented local Dancer/Teacher, Palmer Jordan offers two Hip Hop Workshops : A Series of 6 classes for Kids and for Teen/Adults, starting Mondays, November 3rd-December 15th. Palmer invites dancers of varying experience to the workshop series. For me detailed information about this amazing workshop check out Palmer's comprehensive bio. and the description of his workshops on balletwolcott.com This is an invigorating and great workshop series you won't want to miss! Tuition for all six classes in the series is $75. For more information: 802-888-5891 ext.2.
9 Next Hardwick Sings with John Harrison
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Price: $15 drop in fee or whatever you can afford
Location: St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Hardwick.
Description: Our next sings will be on Tuesday, December 9 from 7:00-9:00 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Hardwick and December 16 7 - 9 pm. After that, we'll take a break until January. Nancy N, here: I think we all went away with lifted spirits and amazement at the variety of music that we covered in 2 hours last Tuesday! From John, our director; Going Forward! What a great night of singing last Tuesday! I felt like there was sufficient interest in a weekly group to continue on that basis for the time being. With the holidays coming up, we'll just meet for two more weeks. We'll continue with the drop-in rate of $15 (or whatever you can afford) for the next two sings. Thanks very much for your support. Please remember that all are welcome regardless of ability to pay. We will start up again in January on the 13th. I'm stealing a page from my yoga teacher's book and suggesting we run consecutive six-week sessions. We'll still carry our music over from one session to the next, but I think this will allow us to better schedule around our busy lives, vacations, and other commitments. Our first 2015 session will run from 1/13-2/17 on Tuesday nights. Hope to see you next week!
Extra Info: The cost for the 6 week session is $60, and the drop-in rate will remain $15. If you have any questions you can reach me at info@johnmarkharrison.com, or 778-0881.
10 Northeast Kingdom Handwork Guild
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Get together with other weavers, spinners, knitters, sewists, rug hookers, embroiderers, whatever craft you do with your hand-ers. Come discuss ideas and share your talents with others.
12 Northeast Kingdom and Cabot Choruses Present Christmas Concerts
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: donation
Location: United Church of Cabot
Description: The combined Northeast Kingdom and Cabot Choruses present their Christmas concerts next weekend, December 12 and 14. The Friday, Dec. 12th, concert will be at the United Church of Cabot at 7:30 pm, and the Sunday, Dec. 14th concert will be held at the Greensboro UCC Church at 4:00 p.m. Both concerts will feature a mix of sacred and secular holiday music performed by the chorus and selections by quartets, trios, and soloists. Directing the concerts is Lynn McKinney of Cabot, and the accompanist is Karen Miller of East Hardwick. Admission is by donation, and refreshments follow each performance. Please join us for a relaxing evening or afternoon of music that is sure to get you in the holiday mood. For questions, call Lisa at 472-6795.
13 Dave Mallett in Concert to Benefit Greensboro Arts Alliance
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $15.00
Location: United Church of Christ, Greensboro, Vermont
Description: Famed singer/songwriter Dave Mallett will perform a concert to benefit the Greensboro Arts Alliance on Saturday, Dec. 13th. Mallett has provided material for a wealth of other artists including Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris, John Denver, Arlo Guthrie and even the Muppets. His album "The Artist in Me" was Folkways Magazine 2003 Album of the Year. Mallett will be joined by local artists Roy and Mavis McNeil and local guitarist Nick Brown.
Extra Info: Tickets available at the Galaxy Bookstore, by calling 249 8262 and at the door.
13 Dave Mallett in Concert to Benefit Greensboro Arts Alliance
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $15.00
Location: United Church of Christ, Greensboro, Vermont
Description: Famed singer/songwriter Dave Mallett will perform a concert to benefit the Greensboro Arts Alliance on Saturday, Dec. 13th. Mallett has provided material for a wealth of other artists including Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris, John Denver, Arlo Guthrie and even the Muppets. His album "The Artist in Me" was Folkways Magazine 2003 Album of the Year. Mallett will be joined by local artists Roy and Mavis McNeil and local guitarist Nick Brown.
Extra Info: Tickets available at the Galaxy Bookstore, by calling 249 8262 and at the door.
13 *GRACE Annual Holiday Open House & Art Sale*
Time: 11:00 - 2:00
Price: free - open to all
Location: The Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street (downtown Hardwick)
Description: Please join us ... Fabulous art sale, door prizes, raffle, refreshments & good cheer!
Extra Info: grace@vtlink.net www.graceart.org 802-472-6857
13-14 Holiday Happenings Arts & Crafts
Time: 10-7 (Saturday) 11-4 (Sunday)
Price: Free
Location: Gohl Building 101 S. Main St. Hardwick
Description: Holiday Happenings Arts & Crafts sponsored by the Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, December 13th (10-7) and Sunday December 14th (11-4). In the Gohl building at 101 S. Main St. in Hardwick. Featuring finely crafted wooden items, gifts created from naturally shed moose antlers, jewelry, bath and body lotions, dried flower wreaths and swags, fashion accessories, poinsettias and other fine crafts by local artisans. Rick Norcross of Rick & The Ramblers will be there for a book and CD signing.
13 GRACE Annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale
Time: 11:00 -2:00
Price: free open to all
Location: 59 Mill Street, The Old Firehouse in downtown Hardwick
Description: Annual Holiday Open House: Gayleen Aiken art exhibit, fabulous art sale, door prizes, raffle, refreshments & plenty of good cheer!
Extra Info: GRACE website www.graceart.org; GRACE email grace@vtlink.net; GRACE telephone number 802-472-6857
13-14 Hardwick Holiday Happenings 2014
Time: 10-7 (Saturday), 11-4 (Sunday)
Price: FREE
Location: Aiken/Gohl Building, 101 S. Main Street, Hardwick
Description: Holiday Happenings Arts & Crafts sponsored by the Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, December 13th (10-7) and Sunday December 14th (11-4). In the Aiken/Gohl building at 101 S. Main Street in Hardwick. Featuring finely crafted wooden items, gifts created from naturally shed moose antlers, jewelry, bath and body lotions, dried flower wreaths and swags, fashion accessories, poinsettias, poetry, pottery, photography, prints, hand crafted pens, food items and other fine crafts by local Artisans. Rick Norcross of Rick & The Ramblers will be there for a book and CD signing.
14 Northeast Kingdom and Cabot Choruses Present Christmas Concerts
Time: 4:00 pm
Price: donation
Location: Greensboro UCC Church
Description: The combined Northeast Kingdom and Cabot Choruses present their Christmas concerts next weekend, December 12 and 14. The Friday, Dec. 12th, concert will be at the United Church of Cabot at 7:30 pm, and the Sunday, Dec. 14th concert will be held at the Greensboro UCC Church at 4:00 p.m. Both concerts will feature a mix of sacred and secular holiday music performed by the chorus, with additional selections by a quartet, trio, and soloists. Directing the concerts is Lynn McKinney of Cabot, and the accompanist is Karen Miller of East Hardwick. Admission is by donation, and refreshments follow each performance. Please join us for a relaxing evening or afternoon of music that is sure to get you in the holiday mood. For questions, call Lisa at 472-6795.
15-20 logo Hip Hop Workshops for Kids and for Teens/Adults
Time: Kids:6-7:15.Teen/Adults 7:15-8:30pm
Price: $75
Location: Wolcott Town Hall, Route 15, Wolcott, Vt.
Description: Talented local Dancer/Teacher, Palmer Jordan offers two Hip Hop Workshops : A Series of 6 classes for Kids and for Teen/Adults, starting Mondays, November 3rd-December 15th. Palmer invites dancers of varying experience to the workshop series. For me detailed information about this amazing workshop check out Palmer's comprehensive bio. and the description of his workshops on balletwolcott.com This is an invigorating and great workshop series you won't want to miss! Tuition for all six classes in the series is $75. For more information: 802-888-5891 ext.2.
17 logo Book to Film: Yann Martel's book: THE LIFE OF PI
Time: 7 PM
Price: f
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library
Description: When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth."
Extra Info: Pick up copies of the book at the library. Come have popcorn and cider. For more information call 472-5948.
20 logo Bluegrass Gospel Concert
Time: 6:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 6th
Price: FREE ~ with Free will offering for Church fuel
Location: South Woodbury at the Calais Woodbury United Church
Description: Bluegrass Gospel Concert - with the Gospel Goat Ropers. This concert is a special night of bluegrass gospel music for all ages. Free with free will offering for Fuel for the Church. Refreshments will be provided. This concert initially was scheduled for Dec. 6th, but due to weather conditions got rescheduled for Dec. 20th.
Extra Info: Calais Woodbury United Church, on Route 14 in South Woodbury. The Big White Church in South Woodbury. 371-7969 or Church # 232-1013
20 logo Excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet
Time: 1pm
Price: Adults $8. Seniors/Children $6. under 4yo free
Location: Hazen Union High School Auditorium
Description: Ballet Wolcott will present excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet showcasing their student dancers and guest soloist, Bethany Lange from Greensboro, Vt. who will perform The Sugar Plum Fairy. Event is on Saturday December 20th at 1pm at Hazen Union High School Auditorium. Tickets at the door. The students are very excited to present their dances and to have their guest join them. Come celebrate the holiday with them! Refreshments during intermission. More information: www.balletwolcott.com or 802-888-5891 ext.2
20 Hardwick winter farmers market
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price: free, open to the public
Location: Hardwick Elementary School
Description: Hardwick Elementary School will host a winter farmers market on Saturday, December 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardwick area farmers will have root and storage crops, beef, pork, cheese, baked goods, gluten free products, jams, honey, prepared foods, gifts, and more for sale. For more information call 533-9804. Hope to see you there!
20 Cheese tasting with Cellars at Jasper Hill
Time: 12-3 PM
Price: free
Location: Willey's Store Greensboro, VT
Description: Join us for sampling of a variety of cheeses with the staff of the award winning Cellars at Jasper Hill. Learn about how the different cheeses are made and what pairs well with what wines, fruits, etc.
21 logo Candlelight Service
Time: 6:00 pm Sunday, December 21st
Price: FREE
Location: South Woodbury at the Calais Woodbury United Church
Description: Candlelight Service - Come to celebrate the joy of Christmas with song, praise and worship and light refreshments on Sunday, December 21st at 6:00 pm.
Extra Info: Look for the Big White Church in South Woodbury. The Calais Woodbury United Church on Route 14. Church # 232-1013