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May 2018
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Events for May 2018
1 logo Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Memorial Building, 20 Church Street, Hardwick
Description: Celebrate May Day, Tuesday, May 1st at 7 PM with Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: the Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetable, a talk by Rebecca Rup from the Vermont Humanities Council at the Memorial Building in Hardwick. Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip. Find out why a lot of us don’t like beets, how a 17th-century pirate named the bell pepper, how carrots won the Trojan War, and how George Washington was nearly assassinated with a plate of poisoned peas. What a great program to ring in May. The presenter of this program is Rebecca Rupp. Ms. Rupp has a Ph.D. in cell biology and biochemistry from George Washington University and now works as a professional writer. She is the author of some 200 articles for national magazines, on topics ranging from the natural history of squirrels to the archaeology of privies, and nearly 20 books for both children and adults. She blogs on food science and history for National Geographic. This program is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council (vermonthumanities.org) and the Friends of the Jeudevine Library.
Extra Info: For more information call the library at 472-5948. The Memorial Building is the Hardwick Town Office Building at 20 Church Street in Hardwick. There will be light refreshments.
2 Mid-Week Movie: Zootopia
Time: 6-8pm
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 6:00pm. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! Free/$5 suggested donation. In a city of animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Rated PG. Runtime: 110 min.
3 First Thursdays Music: Jacob Schiller
Time: 6pm-8pm
Price: Free / $5 suggested donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: HARDWICK STREET CAFÉ Free Jacob Schiller is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. He’s bringing his blend of psychedelic folk-funk-groove to the Café for the intimate First Thursdays series. Come by for what’s sure to be a lively evening. No cover, but please tip your performers and servers.
5 Joe Robinson
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: Show: $25 Workshop Only: $40 Workshop + Show with reserved s
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Twenty-six-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own. “It’s not hard to imagine him rivaling the popularity of, say, John Mayer in coming years.” – The Washington Post In addition to the performance, Joe will be offering a guitar workshop earlier in the day, which goes from 4:00 – 5:30. The workshop can be attended separately from the show, but if you attend both, you’ll save $5 and have the option to select and reserve your seat at the show. Topics covered at the workshop include, but aren’t limited to: Left Hand Dexterity Building Right Hand Pick Techniques Arranging Bass & Melody Independence, and The Scales You Need to Know
5 FREE WORKSHOP WITH GROW YOUR OWN
Time: 11:30am
Price: free
Location: Atkins Field
Description: Grow Your Own will host a basic science soil workshop on May 5 from 11:30-1:30 led by Peggy Newfield. This session will be a fun, hands on event as we look at the basic science behind soil, without which we would never be able to grow. We will talk about soil testing and have a go at it and the workshop will be followed by a shared meal. It will be held at Atkins Field in Hardwick and is free. Spaces are limited however so please reserve your spot by May 2. Contact Laura Wilkinson at the Hardwick area food pantry to do so either by email : laura@hardwickareafoodpantry.org or call (802) 472-5940. The mission of Grow Your Own is to increase food independence, better heath and wellness through shared knowledge and experience. It is a project of Hardwick Area Food Pantry, NEK kids on the move and CAE.
5 Joe Robinson: Guitar Workshop
Time: 4-5:30PM
Price: $40
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Virtuoso guitarist Joe Robinson is offering a guitar workshop preceding his show on the Main Stage. The workshop can be attended separately from the show, but if you attend both, you’ll save $5 and have the option to select and reserve your seat at the show. Topics covered at the workshop include, but aren’t limited to: Left Hand Dexterity Building Right Hand Pick Techniques Arranging Bass & Melody Independence, and The Scales You Need to Know Pricing Show: $25 Workshop Only: $40 Workshop + Show with reserved seat: $60 (Discount applied when both show and workshop are in shopping cart at checkout. We’ll contact you via email after your ticket purchase to reserve seat.)
8 Sip + Share: Multimedia Mapmaking with Ceilidh
Time: 6-7:30PM
Price: $10 Donation
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: PERFORMANCE STUDIO $10 Sip and learn in this new 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. Maps are an integral part of our lives, whether we use them regularly or simply think about how we travel through the landscape, explore, and inhabit. Ceilidh has been painting aerial images and landscape for over 8 years; and is thrilled to show how painting, drawing, and creating our own maps connects to the land and helps to discover a sense of place. Materials will include watercolors, collage, pen & pencil, and colored pencil. Please, feel free to bring maps and images you want to turn into art or we can utilize Google at the class. $10 suggested donation To RSVP for a class, please visit https://fs10.formsite.com/wonderwisdom/form14/index.html Learn more at www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370
9 Mid-Week Movie: The Florida Project
Time: 6-8pm
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 6:00pm. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! Free/$5 suggested donation. Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World. Rated R. Runtime: 115 min.
10-12 Vermont Vaudeville presents "Mum's the Word"
Time: 7:30pm, 2pm
Price: $8 for kids, $15 adults
Location: Hardwick Town House
Description: This Mother’s Day weekend, May 10, 11 & 12, Vermont Vaudeville returns to the Hardwick Town House with a brand new production, “Mum’s The Word". Shows will begin at 7:30 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon. The show will feature nationally touring dog act, “Mutts Gone Nuts”, award-winning comic juggler, Sam Malcolm, and brand new comedy and music from the core Vermont Vaudeville cast, which will include Hardwick Native Andy Gagnon on drums. In what has been described as “the mother of all vaudeville shows”, “Mum’s the Word” promises to deliver. It was conceived nearly 9 months ago, and early check-ups have revealed a sensational line-up. Mutts gone Nuts, who Vermonters may recognize from their appearances at the Champlain Valley Fair, will be travelling all the way from Maryland, and are doggone incredible. Canines and comedy collide as these astounding animals unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular. Deemed “A Must See” by The Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks. Sam Malcolm grew up on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone reservation, and fell in love with performing after seeing the circus as a kid. He has become one of the top jugglers on the planet, winning awards for his skills from the International Jugglers' Association, and touring across the country in circuses and cabarets. He has been featured on CNN and recently was voted People's Choice at the San Diego Buskers festival. While the show fills your heart with laughter, Backroad BBQ will fill your belly. They’ll be serving up locally sourced comfort cuisine on the Town House lawn two hours prior to each show. Inside, you will find hot popcorn and sweets from Red Sky Trading. It is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance, and are $15 for adults, and $8 for kids. They are available at www.VermontVaudeville.com, and at the Galaxy Bookshop on Main Street in Hardwick. Your mom gave you life, the least you can do is give her a laugh. Buy her a ticket to the show-- before your brother does!
12 Craftsbury Chamber Players Pre-Season Feast
Time: 5-10PM
Price: free
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: Satisfy your senses at this enchanting evening out! Dine at the Cafe with a prix fixe menu inspired by composers featured in the program: Vivaldi, Debussy, and Sousa. Wander the Gallery with a pre-show cocktail, and hear from CCP Music Director Fran Rowell about the upcoming 2018 Summer Concert Series. Indulge in the sounds of the Chamber Players on the Main Stage, and meet friends old and new at the post-concert artists’ reception. Donations welcome – proceeds to benefit the Craftsbury Chamber Players. Dinner Reservations Begin at 5:00 Gallery Cocktail Hour at 6:00 Concert at 7:30 Followed by Artists’ Reception Reservations for dinner recommended, call 802.533.9399 Use our ticketing website to reserve a seat in the theater for the show – we now offer reserved seating, so get your tickets early!
13 Mother’s Day at the Hardwick Street Café, ft. Mary Lovegrove on Harp
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: HARDWICK STREET CAFÉ To celebrate mothers everywhere, the Café will be offering a special brunch menu, momosa cocktails, and elegant accompaniment by the talented local harpist Mary Lovegrove! Reservations recommended. Brunch Served 9 AM – 3 PM Mary Lovegrove performs 10 AM – 2 PM
14 logo Racism Discussion Group at Jeudevine Library
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main Street, Hardwick
Description: Racism Discussion Group at Jeudevine Library Racism and its many faces will be the focus of a new discussion group starting at the Jeudevine Library germinating from the interest of several library users. Using both fiction and nonfiction books, magazine articles, podcasts, videos, online resources, and other media, the discussions will look at various aspects of racism. The group will have its initial meeting on Monday, May 14th at 7 PM at the Jeudevine Library in Hardwick. Starting in June it will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays until the end of July and resume in the fall. At the first meeting attendees will watch three short videos called “The Loving Generation,” focusing on interracial marriages. The title is taken from the 1967 Supreme Court Case Loving v. the State of Virginia, a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
Extra Info: There will be light refreshments. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
16 Mid-Week Movie: Paddington 2
Time: 6pm-8pm
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 6:00pm. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! Free/$5 suggested donation. Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Rated PG. Runtime: 104 min.
16 Discounted Home Energy Audits & Efficiency Vt. Weatherization Presentation
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library - 12 Church St., Craftsbury Common
Description: The Craftsbury Energy Committee will host a Home Weatherization presentation by Efficiency Vt. on Wed., May 16th at the Craftsbury Public Library. Starting at 6:30, area Home Energy Auditors and Weatherization installers will have information tables set up to answer questions. The Eff. Vt. presentation will start at 7 PM. Find out how middle income-qualifying folks in the NEK can get a Home Energy Audit for $150 through the non-profit, HEAT Squad. Check out this article on them, pg. 1: www.bartonchronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/barton-chronicle-01-24-18-sectionA.pdf or their website: www.heatsquad.org Low income-qualifying folks can also get a Home Energy Audit and installation for free through NETO. Check them out here: www.vtneto.org/what-we-do/ One local Home Weatherization Installer that will be on hand to answer questions will be Eff. Vt.-certified, and Greensboro resident, Mark Snyder, who has won the “Best of Best” awards in 2021, 2016, and 2018 for Home Weatherization from Eff. Vt. Check out Mark’s website: www.vtenergyaudits.com/about/ For more information, or to be on their presentation notification list, contact CraftsburyEnergyCommittee@gmail.com
17 Hazen Union High School Short Play Showcase
Time: 7:30-9:30PM
Price: free
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: MAIN STAGE Free Admission Hazen Union High School presents original ten-minute plays in a variety of genres and styles. All plays are student-written and student-directed collaborations.
19 logo The Michele Fay Band
Time: 8 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury, VT
Description: The Michele Fay Band features original and Americana music that brings forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced songs that are woven seamlessly together. Michele’s heart-felt lyrics are central to the ensemble, as she sings with a clear, authentic voice accompanied by guitar and banjo. Tim Price adds ideal melodic instrumentals on mandolin and guitar, while Kalev Freeman works his “lilting” fiddle. Michael Santosusso provides tenor harmonies and drives a dynamic beat with upright bass. Her “crack backing band”, a perfect match for Michele’s talent as a singer-songwriter, adds to the charm and sincerity of these songs without detracting from their earnest messages. Their repertoire provides a mix of understated originals and well-placed traditional covers, played and sung with relaxed polish, personality and taste. The band’s performances are both energetic and unpretentious, appealing to a wide range of audience. Its growing musicianship is increasingly being well received throughout the region as it continues to gather its well-deserved recognition. Seven Days Magazine comments on Michele’s 2015 CD Believe: “On the newly released Believe, The Michele Fay Band serves up a suite of material that plays exclusively to their front woman’s best assets. With a mix of understated originals and well-placed traditional covers, played and sung with relaxed polish, personality and taste, the record is easily the band’s strongest to date.” More can be found out at www.michelefayband.com
Extra Info: You can BYOB. More information at www.themusicboxcraftsbury.org or call 586-7533.
19 Waste Warrior training
Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Price: free (reservation mandatory)
Location: CAE, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick
Description: Come to a Waste Warrior training put on by Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District and the Center for an Agricultural Economy. This is a chance to learn how to educate the public about keeping waste out of the trash can. We are looking for volunteers to help with a big Zero Waste event in Hardwick May 26 the annual Springfest celebration! Training is free but we would appreciate it if you register by contacting CVSWMD. We'll start at the CAE office 140 Junction Road in Hardwick and head over to the Springfest site at Atkins Field at the end of the training. More information here: http://www.cvswmd.org/waste-warriors.html or e-mail me directly bethany@hardwickagriculture.org Hope to see you here!
19 Coptic Bookbinding Class
Time: 1:00 - 5:00
Price: $40 ($30 for students and seniors)
Location: Craftsbury Town Hall (85 S Craftsbury Rd)
Description: Learn the whole Coptic bookbinding process from start to finish! Select beautiful handmade papers for the hardbound covers, and sew the open-spine binding using a traditional paired needle Coptic binding technique, then finish your book with a button closure. Coptic binding creates a lovely chain stitch that results in a structurally strong book with high-quality mixed-media pages for writing, drawing, doodling, or whatever your heart desires! This promises to be a full-immersion experience in book-binding; participants will leave with a handmade book and a wealth of knowledge. All materials are included! Open to participants ages 12 and older.
Extra Info: To register for a class please visit https://fs10.formsite.com/wonderwisdom/form14/index.html For more information visit www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370.
20 Post-Apocalypse for 3/4 Empire
Time: 3-5PM
Price: free
Location: HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2875 HARDWICK STREET, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: ART GALLERY Free Peter Schumann’s woodcuts, Post-Apocalypse for ¾ Empire, are on exhibit in the Gallery from now through May 28. Come by for a special event on Sunday, May 20 to celebrate the work, including an artist’s talk, music, and performances by Peter Schumann and Company. Per Bread & Puppet tradition, bread and aioli will be served; cheap art, Bread and Puppet Press publications, and exhibit banners will be for sale.
20 Picnic Potluck
Time: 11:45 - 4:00
Price: Free!
Location: Craftsbury Greenspace
Description: Join the Craftsbury Energy Committee and WonderArts for a combined CEC 10th Anniversary celebration and Greenspace community work day! The festivities start at 12:00 on Sunday, May 20th at the Craftsbury Town Recycling Center with a guided wildflower nature walk to the WonderArts Greenspace at 321 S Craftsbury Rd. A zero waste potluck picnic follows at 12:30 PM with lawn games and music! At 2:00 PM we will be undertaking Greenspace beautification with bed preparation, mulching, and planting for the new community edible forest. Take part in BEE-utify Craftsbury! with FREE Seeds given away for the Pledge to Plant Pollinators Campaign!
Extra Info: See the full schedule and learn more at www.WonderArtsVT.org or contact CraftsburyEnergyCommittee@gmail.com for more information.
23 Mid-Week Movie: Blade Runner 2049
Time: 6pm-8pm
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 6:00pm. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! Free/$5 suggested donation. A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years. Rated R. Runtime: 164 min.
26 Hardwick Kiwanis Spring Festival
Time: All Day
Price: Free
Location: Atkins Field, Granite St. Hardwck
Description: Hardwick Kiwanis Spring Festival on May 26th is a daylong celebration of spring in Hardwick. Joining in the fun with the Kiwanis are The Center for an Agricultural Economy, Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Hardwick Recreation Committee and several other businesses, individuals, and organizations. The day starts with a Bird Walk, then a 5K Run . The Main Street parade starts at 10:30 am. Festivities continue until 4 p.m. at Atkins Field on Granite St. with exhibitors/vendors fair, crafts fair, children’s games, a Human truck pull, the fabulous Duck Dive at 3:30 p.m. and other fun events. At 2 pm the Annual Sgt. Tristan Southworth Little League Classic Softball and Baseball Leagues will hold their tournament at the Elementary ball field. The day ends with fireworks at dusk.
27 Spring Forest Bathing Walk
Time: 10am-12pm
Price: $5-$10
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: Join Walk in Awe for a slow meander in the emerging spring green of the Hardwick Trails. In the tradition of Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing, we will use all of our senses to experience the forested trails through a series of invitations. Over the course of two hours, we will walk quietly, focusing on the sights, smells, sounds, textures, and feelings of the forest, pausing periodically to share our insights with the group. We will end the walk by sharing a cup of tea made with plants from the place we have walked. $5-$10 sliding scale fee. Meet at the Hardwick Trails entrance Sign. We will walk in light rain. Call 802-755-6336 if weather is in question.
30 Mid-Week Movie: Molly’s Game
Time: 6-8pm
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 6:00pm. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! Free/$5 suggested donation. The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Rated R. Runtime: 140 min.