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June 2016
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Events for June 2016
3 Hardwick Elementary School and REACH! present, live on stage: Aladdin
Time: 7:00
Price: $5/adult, $3/child (under 12).
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Hardwick Elementary School and REACH! present, live on stage: Aladdin June 3rd at 7:00 & June 4th at 1:00 Hardwick Town House (additional parking at the Town Garage)  Tickets can be purchased at the Hardwick Elementary School Front Desk starting May 2nd for $5/adult, $3/child (under 12). Space is limited so buy your ticket early! Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Music adapted and arranged and additional lyrics by Bryan Louiselle Book by David Simpatico Based on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin
3-5 logo Watercolor Painting Group
Time: 6PM-7:30
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: This group is for folks excited about watercolor painting. We’ll create a space to share ideas and advance our painting skills. Depending on group interest this could include practicing exercises and sharing prompts; talking about favorite techniques, materials and resources; sharing paintings and getting feedback. Also, be sure to check out the selection of watercoloring books on loan from the regional library. For more information talk to Prin at the Library 586-9683 or sign up here for an email notification. This (free) group is open to all skill levels.
Extra Info: June 3, 17, & 24
3 Hardwick First Fridays
Time: 6PM - Dark
Price: FREE
Location: MAIN & MILL Streets, Hardwick
Description: Hardwick First Fridays Events are "the place to be" on June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th and September 2nd! Join friends, neighbors, guests and visitors to our town and enjoy local music, food, arts & crafts + more. This season we welcome Back Road BBQ to join the food to our downtown festivities. On June 3rd - the Bemis Building Restaurant space will be open for Caledonia Spirits to serve from the bar among other activites:) Contact Larry Hamel at The Hardwick Inn if you are interested in setting up a table or booth with information about community organizations and local products to share or sell.
Extra Info: For additional information via email or phone contact Shari at Whistle Emporium - 472-9414 smile@whistleemporium.com
3 logo Meet Storyteller Tim Jennings
Time: 5:30 & 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us in welcoming Tim Jennings to The Galaxy Bookshop during Hardwick's First Friday festivities. At 5:30 and 7:00, Tim will share stories and talk about his experiences and inspirations as a spinner of tales. All ages are welcome! Note: The 5:30 event will be geared toward younger listeners, and the 7:00 talk will cater to an older audience.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533
4 Hardwick Elementary School and REACH! present, live on stage: Aladdin
Time: 1:00
Price: $5/adult, $3/child (under 12).
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: Hardwick Elementary School and REACH! present, live on stage: Aladdin June 4th at 1:00 Hardwick Town House (additional parking at the Town Garage)  Tickets can be purchased at the Hardwick Elementary School Front Desk starting May 2nd for $5/adult, $3/child (under 12). Space is limited so buy your ticket early! Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Music adapted and arranged and additional lyrics by Bryan Louiselle Book by David Simpatico Based on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin
4 Grow Your Own gathering: pickles and jam
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Center for an Agricultural Economy, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick, VT
Description: Grow Your Own will host a gathering for people who want to make pickles and jam on June 4 at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) kitchens from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Gatherings are free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory by June 1 as space is limited. To register call Ruby Dale-Brown, executive director of the Hardwick Area Food Pantry (HAFP) at 802-472-5940. Participants will share a meal and go home with pickles and jam they have made. Kids are welcome, but let us know in advance about young children. GYO is a project of the HAFP, CAE and NEK Kids on the Move. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail Bethany Dunbar at CAE: bethany@hardwickagriculture.org
Extra Info: The CAE is located behind Aubuchon Hardware.
4 Book Giveaway to support literacy in young children
Time: 10am-11am
Price: free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Grandparents! Friends! Neighbors! Babysitters! Do you take care of other peoples children and want to support their early literacy skills while playing and having fun? Get ready for summer literacy with young children by coming to the Greensboro Free Library! Come and learn about what we have to offer for programming, books, DVDs, music. Meet friends and eat healthy snacks. With thanks to generous support from VELI (Vermont Early Learning Initiative) bring home great free books, drawing supplies, construction blocks, and ideas on incorporating literacy into the lives of children! All are welcome to this free event!
Extra Info: please contact the library greensborokids@gmail.com or 533-2531 for more information
5 logo The Beauty and Wonder of Clouds
Time: 5PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: “The Beauty and Wonder of Clouds is a photographic presentation on clouds by Marie LaPre Grabon. Held on Sunday, June 5, this program will run from 5-6PM. From Cumulus Fractus to Cirrostratus this cloud presentation will look at how and why a variety of clouds are formed, how their beauty and diversity enhances our natural world, and how the physical presence of clouds affects our everyday lives.
Extra Info: For more information contact the library at 586-9683.
6 Hardwick First Friday
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Location: Hardwick, Vermont
6 logo Music & Movement for Kids with Emily Lanxner at Jeudevine Memorial Library
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Join us for lots of fun for preschoolers at the Jeudevine Library! Emily Lanxner, Director of the Jeudevine Music School, leads this program for preschoolers and parents every Monday through a grant to the Jeudevine Library from the Vermont Community Foundation. Kids make drums, music and dance. Great fun! Followed by a snack and time for parents to hang out!
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948!
7 Kismet Teen Takeover 2
Time: 5:00PM-8:00PM
Price: À la carte
Location: Kismet 52 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602
Description: Join us for the second annual takeover of Montpelier's premier farm-to-table restaurant. All proceeds benefit chef Crystal Maderia's innovative Community Lunch culinary program at our school.
9 Let's Talk Film: The Armor of Light
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Church on the common
Description: Each Month this Documentary Film series (provided by Vermont PBS) focuses on different Socially Relevant themes and are shown in collaboration with organizations such as: Sterling College & The Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Following each film will be refreshments and a facilitated discussion on the subject of the film. This series is made possible by: The Vermont Community Foundation & New England Grassroots Environment Fund. THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The film tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, anti-abortion activist and fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life. Reverend Schenck is shocked and perplexed by the reactions of his long-time friends and colleagues who warn him away from this complex, politically explosive issue.
Extra Info: More information at www.VermontArtHouse.org or call 802.586.2200
11 logo Books 'n' Brunch: International Migrations to or from the United States
Time: 9 AM
Price: FREE!
Location: Memorial Building, 20 Church Street, Hardwick
Description: Books 'n' Brunch: International Migrations to or from the United States, a book discussion series on four Saturdays: June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 10. This book series is in honor of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial: A Vermont Humanities Council Program sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine Library. The first book is Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, a book of stories about people navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world where they have moved, the characters seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. The discussion will be led by Jim Schley who holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Native American Studies from Dartmouth College and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. He has edited more than a hundred books on a wide variety of subjects. He is the author of a poetry chapbook, One Another and a full-length book of poems, As When, In Season.
Extra Info: You can pick up copies of the book now at the library! For more information call 472-5948.
11 East Hardwick Children's Parade
Time: 11:00 AM SATURDAY
Location: Meet on School Street in parking lot of old school house
Description: Calling all children and families! Dress-up, decorate your bike or wheel barrel and march in this parade. Enjoy events at the parade terminus on Church Street: plant swap, food, Chinese auction. NEW THIS YEAR: Bouncy House and Raffle of Children's Kitchen.
Extra Info: For more information contact David Gross at 802-472-3139
11 Pizza & Tunes with Granite Junction!
Time: 6:
Price: $15
Location: The Common House 1376 Craftsbury Common
Description: Throughout the summer The Art House hosts a variety of Pizza and Performance Nights! Feast on wood-fired personal pies (made in our Community Built Pizza Oven) and enjoy music, comedy, theater, and/or poetry! Pizza's & Salads are made with generous donations from local farmers such as: Pete's Greens, Bonnieview Farm& Cabot Creamery. Location: Common House, Craftsbury Common, VT June 11th performance by Granite Junction! Granite Junction is a Hardwick based String Band! Members include: Jeanne Miller, Fran Forim, Danville Dan, Geoff Goodhue and Dave Hall. Made up of veteran NEK musicians, Granite Junction is a convergence of love and good energy, old faces and new. Traveling beyond their string band roots while remaining loyal to them, this country blues quintet delivers solid, danceable instrumentals and thick vocal harmonies. Tickets can be purchased at www.vermontarthouse.org/events/pizza or by calling 802-586-2200
Extra Info: Contact 802.586.2200 or email director@vermontarthouse.org with questions!
13 logo Music & Movement for Kids with Emily Lanxner at Jeudevine Memorial Library
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Join us for lots of fun for preschoolers at the Jeudevine Library! Emily Lanxner, Director of the Jeudevine Music School, leads this program for preschoolers and parents every Monday through a grant to the Jeudevine Library from the Vermont Community Foundation. Kids make drums, music and dance. Great fun! Followed by a snack and time for parents to hang out!
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948!
13 Caspian Monday Music / An Evening in Naples
Time: 8:00 PM
Price: $18.00; under 18, free; students, $10.00; senior, $16.00
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church Street, East Hardwick VT.
Description: Tenor and Piano An Evening in Naples Austin Burns, tenor  Stephanie Mao, piano Mala Femmena  Toto  Luna Rosa          Antonio Vian Non ti Scordar di me -   Ernesto de Curtis  Torna a Surriento Tu ca nun Chiagne Santa Lucia       Traditional  L’addio a Napoli  Vieni sul Mar  Intermission Fenesta Che Lucieve        Vincenzo Bellini  Mattinata         Ruggiero Leoncavallo Core ‘ngrato    Salvatore Cardillo O Sole Mio   Eduardo di Capua Maria, Mari!!   Eduardo di Capua
14 logo Poetry Reading by Sydney Lea
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: We are pleased to welcome former state Poet Laureate Sydney Lea for a reading from his latest volume of poetry, No Doubt the Nameless. His verses give life to familiar rural characters, delving into their sturdiness and joy along with their trials and misfortunes. Earlier publications include poetry and essay collections, most recently I Was Thinking of Beauty (poetry) and What's the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long (personal essays.)
Extra Info: Call 472-5533
18 logo Victor Tremblay: Northeast Kingdom’s Woody Guthrie
Time: 8 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Victor is a retired machinist, having worked in the maintenance department of a paper mill for many years. He made all his house payments, raised 3 beautiful girls who raised 4 beautiful children. He says he is lucky to be living in a rural district in beautiful Northern Vermont. He has not retired from making music. In fact. He has just made his first CD. A singer songwriter since his early teens his material comes from the life he lives. Many of his tunes are very playful such as his song “That No-good Irene” which is a play on the old time tune “Good-night Irene” but where he sings about the huge storm Irene that devastated many parts of Vermont. His musical influences range from John Prine, Mac Wiseman, The Del McCoury Band, Doc Watson, Dr Hook to Kate Wolff. Tremblay writes songs in the veritable troubadour tradition with sprinkles of Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom.
Extra Info: Listen to some of his tunes at www.reverbnation.com/victremblay. More info at www.themusicboxvt.org or 586-7533.
18 CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE DAY AND JUNETEENTH
Time: 6-10pm
Price: Suggested donation $!5
Location: Hardwick Townhouse and River Access Area (152 Daniels Rd.)
Description: World Refugee Day is observed all over the world by thousands of people, and "Juneteenth", officially observed on June 19th, is the day that commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in the United States. Saturday's events will begin at 6pm with a personal meditation and prayer, offering flowers for refugees around the world, to take place at the river access area behind the Daniels building. This will be followed by a drum and dance procession, led by Ghanaian Jordan Mensah, that will travel to Hardwick Townhouse, where there will be a sharing of food and refreshments, and dance party featuring the Winooski-based group A2VT. The young men in the Winooski-based group A2VT came to Vermont as refugees (from Congo, Tanzania, and Somalia), formed their group as teenagers, and produced the hit single "Winooski My Town" (their video can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDL5IjG98iM )
Extra Info: Several performers and speakers are travling and taking leave from their regular employment in order to boost this event, and presently there are no sponsors - and only two volunteers working alone to put this together. Please help honor these important dates by attending this event if you are able, sharing this information with friends, donating money to help guarantee that the performers will not be losing money by contributing their performances, or if possible, volunteering to help with some of the production tasks, such as bringing food to the event, finding and setting up a sound system,etc. Any monetary donations (and some in-kind donations) are tax-deductible through the Hardwick-based 501(c)3 organization "PanAshé International", which is dedicated to utilizing music and creative expression as tools for social change. It is important to recognize over 60 million people worldwide who are living in extremely life-threatening and challenging circumstances as refugees; and also to recognize the milestone of Juneteenth for all African-Americans, who continue to struggle greatly to be treated with equal respect and opportunity as citizens of our country. Further info: call Emily Lanxner at (802) 917 2179.
18 Dance Party and Procession for World Refgee Day and Juneteenth
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Price: Suggested donation $!5
Description: Join in an African Dance and Drum procession led by Ghanian Jordan Mensah, a meditation and flower offering for refugees around the world, and a hiphop dance party at the Hardwick Townhouse, featuring Winooski-based band A2VT. The event starts at 6pm, and will travel from the river access area behind the Flower Basket (152 Daniels Rd.), to the Hardwick Townhouse. The offering will happen at the suspension bridge around 7pm, and the dance party begins at 8pm. Please bring flowers. There will be light food and refreshments provided. Suggested donation $15. Further info: (802) 917-2179.
20 logo Music & Movement for Kids with Steel Drum and Acordion!
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Join us for lots of fun for preschoolers at the Jeudevine Library! We are having a special guest come with his accordion and some student accordions: Mark Sassi will join us along with Emily bringing a steel drum. We'll make music and dance! Emily Lanxner, Director of the Jeudevine Music School, leads this program for preschoolers and parents every Monday through a grant to the Jeudevine Library from the Vermont Community Foundation. Great fun!
Extra Info: Followed by a snack and time for parents to hang out! For more info call 472-5948! Or our website: www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org.
21 Listening Project community organizers training and strategy session
Time: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Price: Caledonia Grange
Location: Main St., East Hardwick, VT
Description: The Listening Project will consider the questions: What does it mean to be a resident of the Northeast Kingdom? What are your biggest challenges, hopes and dreams? This training and strategy meeting for community organizing will be held at the Caledonia Grange in East Hardwickon June 30. Introductions and training: 3 p.m. to 4:30. Snacks and beverages: 4:30 to 5:30. Meeting for next steps: 5:30 to 6:30 Free and open to the public, but space is limited! To save a spot call or e-mail by June 28: Community Programs Manager Bethany M. Dunbar, Center for an Agricultural Economy, P.O. Box 422, Hardwick, VT 05843. (802) 472-5362 ext. 204, bethany@hardwickagriculture.org
22 Book Discussion of "Elephant Company"
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: "Elephant Company" is the story of "Billy" Williams whose rapport with the elephants of Asia made him a charismatic war hero. Part biography, part war epic and part wildlife adventure, the book is an inspirational narrative that illustrates wartime heroism. Come and participate in the discussion to learn more about World War II and the heroics of one man and the elephants he loved.
25 Circus Smirkus Up, HUP, and Away
Time: 1 and 6 pm
Price: Adult (13+) $21 Youth (7-12) $17 Children (2-6) $13 Under 2
Location: World HQ Circus Barn 1 Circus Road Greensboro, Vermont 05841
Description: Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids – ages 11 to 18 – are the stars, featured in aerial acts, high-wire, rolla-bolla, clowning, juggling and so much more! This is the circus featured on the Disney Channel, the circus that The New York Times called “exuberant” and “joyful.” Soar into another summer of Circus Smirkus! There will be flights of fanciful fun, feathered with excitement, flapping in silliness, with an atmosphere of whimsy as Circus Smirkus proudly presents the 2016 Big Top Tour: Up, HUP and Away: The Invention of Flight!
Extra Info: • We are a 501c3 organization • Shows run approximately 2 hours • Ticket Phone number for web publication is 1-877-SMIRKUS (1-877-764-7587) • All shows are accessible to those with disabilities. • Tickets go on sale May 1st.
27 logo Music & Movement for Kids with Emily Lanxner at Jeudevine Memorial Library
Time: 10 AM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Join us for lots of fun for preschoolers at the Jeudevine Library! Emily Lanxner, Director of the Jeudevine Music School, leads this program for preschoolers and parents every Monday through a grant to the Jeudevine Library from the Vermont Community Foundation. Kids make drums, music and dance. Great fun! Followed by a snack and time for parents to hang out!
Extra Info: For more info call 472-5948!
28 Reflections on Writing a Book About Washington
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Author & historian, Tim Breen, will discuss his book "Reflections on Writing a Book about George Washington". Washington helped people to understand the pressing need support a strong federal union. He traveled over 2,400 miles to all thirteen states to do this. Breen will discuss how why Washington did this and what he saw as he did this as he tried to ensure the union survived.
Extra Info: Contact: Mary Metcalf, Librarian, at 533-2531 for more information
28 logo Reading and Book Signing by Thomas Christopher Greene
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Founding president of Vermont College of Fine Arts and bestselling novelist Thomas Christopher Greene will read from and discuss his new novel, If I Forget You. If I Forget You is Greene's fifth novel and follows the stories of two former lovers whose paths cross after 21 years of separation.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533
28 Summer Salad Bar - Community Dinner
Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Price: $8 per person, $5.00 for Veterans & Children 12 & under
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: Come celebrate the beginning of summer with a fabulous "Salad Plate" dinner. The ladies of the Unit 7 Auxiliary will be offering a variety of options to create your own salad such as vegetables, fruits, meats & cheeses, plus many prepared picnic salads like potato salad, coleslaw, fruit salad, etc. Homemade Strawberry Shortcake will be served for dessert. The dinner will also feature local artist Barry Hayes who will be playing some light acoustical songs for your entertainment. Please come out to support this talented musician. The dinner is OPEN to the PUBLIC serving from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Cost for the meal is $8.00 with Veterans & children 12 and under eating for $5.00. Please don’t let the Salad menu scare you away there will be something for even the heartiest appetites. The bar will be open to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a 50/50 raffle will be held with the drawing held at 7:00pm. Please stop in and join us at Hardwick American Legion Post #7 for this wonderful community event. Remember to bring your friends, family and relatives and check out the Hardwick Unit 7 Auxiliary’s monthly meal to help support the many Veterans and Community programs we sponsor!
Extra Info: Take Out available by calling 802-472-6143. For more information contact Auxiliary President Corrinna Colson @ 802-274-8333
28 Earth Art
Time: 10am-12noon
Price: free
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Join Nick Neddo, author of The Organic Artist, in this fun, hands on workshop making art supplies out of materials from the Earth. Ages 6+, all are welcome
Extra Info: greensborokids or 533-2531 for more info