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December 2016
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Events for December 2016
1 logo Living Harmoniously With Wildlife
Time: 7 PM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: A program on “Living Harmoniously With Wildlife will be presented at the Jeudevine Library in Hardwick on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7 PM by John Aberth, a licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, and Brenna Galdenzi, President of Protect Our Wildlife. The program will show how to live harmoniously among wildlife with an emphasis on beavers and will also address indiscriminate dangers/cruelties involved with trapping. John Aberth is a licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, specializing in raptors and some mammals. He is a retired professor of Medieval History who lives in Roxbury, VT, where he and his wife, Laura, run a horse farm.
Extra Info: For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948.
1 Open discussion for parents and educators: Talking about racism and building empathy with young children
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Parents, grandparents, educators, and concerned community members are invited to an open discussion about how to address issues of racism and oppression, and how to build empathy with young children. We will meet Thursday, December 1st at 6:30pm at the Greensboro Free Library. This will be a place to discuss concerns, swap ideas, share resources, and listen openly to each other.
Extra Info: Childcare is available upon request. Please RSVP to rosecheney@yahoo.com if you plan to bring kids.
2 logo Polar Express Storytime
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: All aboard! The Galaxy Bookshop is hosting our second annual Polar Express Storytime. With holiday stories and songs, treats and activities, and of course a reading of Chris VanAllsburg's classic "The Polar Express," this is a storytime the whole family will enjoy.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533.
3 Ladies' christmas Luncheon
Time: 12 noon
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Church, 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro, Fellowship Hall
Description: The holidays are a time for cherished traditions and festive occasions, one of which is the annual Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon which will take place December 3, 12 noon at the Greensboro UCC. This event, hosted by the ladies of the church, is an opportunity for women from the entire area (Greensboro, Greensboro Bend, Hardwick, East Hardwick, Craftsbury, etc) to join together in fellowship and good cheer. Enjoy a delicious lunch, some holiday entertainment and a selection of Christmas Carols! Bring a friend, or invite a newcomer to come with you! Get yourself in a holiday state of mind, and help us celebrate the season! Childcare available upon request to Judy Waible 533-9894 by November 27.
Extra Info: Call 802-533-2223 or email at greensborochurch@gmail.com for information.
3 Holiday Happenings Gift Market
Time: 10-4
Price: Free
Location: M. Gohl Building 101 S. Main St. Hardwick
Description: Featuring: AWARE’s fundraiser (poinsettias), Rick Norcross (pick up one of his great CD’s), Moose Alley Crafters (wooden bowls & great items created from moose horn), Caledonia Spirits & Sumptuous Syrups (for holiday beverages), Top of the Mountain Vegetable Farm (relishes, pickles, jams), Greetings from the Heart (greeting cards etc.). LuLaRoe Clothing, vintage and collectable jewelry, baby items, goat’s milk soap, essential oils and other great gift items.
3 Ladies' Christmas Luncheon
Time: 12 noon
Price: free
Location: Fellowship Hall, Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro, VT, 165 Wilson Street
Description: The holidays are a time for cherished traditions and festive occasions, one of which is the annual Ladies' Christmas Luncheon which will take place Saturday, December 3, 12 noon, at the Greensboro UCC. This event,hosted by the ladies of the church, is an opportunity for women from the entire area (Greensboro, Greensboro Bend, Hardwick, East Hardwick, Craftsbury, etc.) to join together in fellowship and good cheer. Enjoy a delicious lunch, some holiday entertainment and a selection of Christmas Carols! Bring a friend, or invite a newcomer to come with you! Get yourself in a holiday state of mind, and help us celebrate the season! Childcare available upon request to Judy Waible 533-9894 by November 27.
Extra Info: Contact the church office at 533-2223 for information or greensborochurch@gmail.com.
3 GRACE Open House and Holiday Event
Time: 4:00 - 7:00
Price: Free - Open to the public
Location: 59 Mill Street, Hardwick, the Old Firehouse, across the street from the post office
Description: GRACE Holiday Open House...Artwork, Local artisans-Margot Eastman (pottery), Maggie Neale (silk scarves), Diana Griffiths (baskets, dolls & slippers), Sharon Scelza (jewlery) and Susan Kelly-Harkey (creating fanciful portraits). There will be light refreshments and abundant holiday cheer.
4 Kiwanis Senior Holiday Meal
Time: 12.00 noon
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Knights of Columbus Hall (KC HAll)
Description: ALL SENIORS ARE INVITED Share a turkey dinner with all the fixings with your friends and neighbors!! “Lots of Surprises and Fun!! Door Prizes, Christmas Surprise Packages, and Extra Treats For All Open at noon and serving at 12:30
Extra Info: About 1 mile on the right headed out of Hardwick on Rte 14 South Towards Barre, VT
6 logo Pages in the Pub Offers Fun Night Out for Book Lovers!
Time: 6:30 PM
Price: $12
Location: Havana 802, 41 South Main Street, Hardwick, VT
Description: The Galaxy Bookshop, Jeudevine Library, and Havana 802 are excited to announce the return of Pages in the Pub--an evening dedicated to talking about books with friends and neighbors while hanging out at a local restaurant. A panel of book lovers, including librarian Lisa Sammet and bookseller Andrea Jones, will offer recommendations of their favorite books - a great chance to get ideas for gift giving and winter reading. Pages in the Pub will take place Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:30 p.m., at Havana 802 in Hardwick. Tickets are $12 per person and include an appetizer and a nonalcoholic beverage, plus a donation to the Jeudevine Library. A portion of the evening’s book sales will also be donated to the library. During Pages in the Pub, panelists will share brief descriptions of favorite books for a variety of interests and ages while guests listen and add the books that appeal to them to their shopping lists. Hardwick’s Pages in the Pub is directly inspired by the Pages in the Pub event designed by Lisa Christie and Lisa Cadow of The Book Jam Blog (https://thebookjamblog.com).
Extra Info: For more information, call 472-5533 or email galaxybookgals@gmail.com. The Galaxy Bookshop, located at 41 South Main Street in Hardwick, is a locally owned and independent bookstore celebrating its 27th year in business. Or call Jeudevine Library at 472-5948. Tickets available now at the Galaxy and the Jeudevine.
7 Global Campus Splatter Painting Class
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: G.R.A.C.E. Arts
Description: Join Global Campus Lamoille for a class about splatter painting. It’s a fun painting technique that everyone can do!
Extra Info: For more information, contact Pam Fitzgerald, Global Campus Academic Coordinator, pjf@globalcampuses.org; 802-272-1438.
10 Craftsbury Holiday Market
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Craftsbury Academy Gymnasium --1422 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, Vermont 05826
Description: Shop local this winter at the Craftsbury Holiday Market! The Holiday Market is held annually at the Craftsbury Academy Gym and the event features more than 30 local vendors and their hand-made fine crafts, food products, clothing, jewelry, syrup, holiday ornaments, and more. This giving season make the Holiday Market your one stop shop for locally made goods straight from the Northeast Kingdom! This year the market is slated for December 10th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Craftsbury Academy Gym in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Registration for Vendors is Now Open!! There are only 40 spots available. Vendor booths are a 10 x 10 space, chairs are available but we do not include tables. Vendors receive free coffee and a discount on lunch.
Extra Info: To Request a Form Email Director@VermontArtHouse.org or call 802-586-2200 for more information go to our webpage at: http://www.vermontarthouse.org/events/market
10 David Mallet in Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Price: $15
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ Sanctuary 165 Wilson St. Greensboro, VT
Description: David Mallet in Concert With special guests Roy MacNeil, Annie Rowell, Alexander Romanul, and GAAR’s own TONY™ Nominee Artist-in-Residence, Marla Schaffel
10 logo The Nutcracker Suite
Time: 2:30
Price: by donation
Location: Wolcott Town Hall
Description: Ballet Wolcott Youth Company Dancers perform the magical Nutcracker Suite on Saturday, December 10th at 2:30 at the Wolcott Town Hall. Come and enjoy the festive dances of Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Mirleton, The Dance of the Flowers, The Dew Drop Fairy, and the Sugar Plum Fairy with her Cavalier partner. Admission only by donation so come and enjoy a performance that will bring you into the holiday spirit of the season!
Extra Info: Question 802-888-5891 ext.2 or www.balletwolcott.com
11 GAAR’s 2016 Holiday Festival/ Good King Wenceslas
Time: 7PM
Price: $15
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ Sanctuary 165 Wilson St. Greensboro, VT
Description: Staged Reading of brand new play by Newbery Award winner Katherine Paterson Featuring local actors and GAAR’s own TONY™ Nominee Artist-in-Residence, Marla Schaffel. Author Katherine Paterson will be in attendance.
Extra Info: See website for more details: www.themirror.org
17 logo MICHAEL ARNOWITT AND JOHN LAROUCHE, Piano and harmonica
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Montpelier pianist Michael Arnowitt will perform with chromatic harmonica virtuoso, John LaRouche. Arnowitt has been called "a Vermont musical tradition." He is primarily a classical pianist, best known for his personal interpretations that yield passion and clarity. Several years ago, he began to explore how classical and jazz have influenced each other. In fall 2001 he co-founded the Green Mountain Jazz Series, a new organization devoted to presenting jazz concerts and special events in the Montpelier area. Over the past few years he has been working on his own jazz skills performing with a variety of musicians in Vermont including Dave Ellis, Ellen Powell, Dan Haley and Rob Morse. He is the subject of a documentary film, BEYOND 88 KEYS by filmmaker, Susan Bettman. (The film is available at the Jeudevine Library in Hardwick). A favorite film at the 2004 Green Mountain Film Festival, BEYOND 88 KEYS features music by Byrd, Bach, Brahms, Ligeti, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, as well as the music of contemporary composers and jazz greats. The film reveals many facets of Arnowitt: his years as a prodigy in Boston, his political activism, his increasing interest in performing jazz, and his challenges with reduced vision. Then put Arnowitt on stage with John LaRouche playing chromatic harmonica. LaRouche is simply one of the best jazz harp players in Vermont. John Larouche has been playing harmonica for over 40 years. He studied jazz at Pasadena City College with noted Cornet player Bobby Bradford. John also studied with the late Cham-Ber Huang , who was a world renown classical harmonica virtuoso. His influences include , Toots Thielemans,Larry Adler and Stevie Wonder. John has taught music at College level and continues to give private lessons. His performances of note are with the famous pianist John Coates JR and cornetist Bobby Bradford. John lives in Calais Vermont and continues to play and teach. Find out more at http://mapiano.com/.
Extra Info: More about the Music Box at www.themusicboxvt.org or call 586-7533.
18 Spiraling Into Solstice
Time: Noon-4pm
Price: $25 or 2/$40
Location: The Open Space
Description: Looking for an antidote to the holiday frenzy? Spiraling Into Solstice is an afternoon of self-care blending yoga, meditation, reflection and intention. Logistics: The Open Space, Hardwick. Sunday 12/18, noon-4 pm. $25 or 2/$40 ~ Gather up your friends and neighbors and give yourselves the gift of TIME to nurture the light within! Beginners welcome. Pre-registration required. www.enlivenyogavermont.weebly.com or call Christyn 563-2411.
31 New Year Eve Dinner & Krazy Kountry Band Dance
Time: 6:00 pm -1:00am
Price: $25.00 Per Person
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: The Hardwick American Legion & Post #7 Gateway Riders invite you to come ring in the New Year with the Krazy Kountry Band featuring Hardwick's own Edie Menard! Purchase your $25.00 ticket today which will include an incredible homemade Ham Dinner, with red roasted potatoes, vegetable, rolls and dessert from 6:00-7:30pm plus admission to the dance including party favors to celebrate the arrival of 2017 from 8:00pm -1:00am! Drinks will be served from our cash bar for those 21 & over and only 125 tickets are being sold to this event so hurry & get yours today!
Extra Info: Contact the American Legion Post #7 bar or call 802-472-6143 to make a paid reservation for your tickets today, or call 802-274-8333 for more information.