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October 2014
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Events for October 2014
1 logo HALLOWEEN READING RAFFLE: For kids, teens and adults
Time: Oct. 1 through Oct. 31
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: October has arrived and so has the Jeudevine Library Halloween Reading Raffle. This year there will not only be prizes for kids, but also for teens and adults. For every library book that is read, kids, teens and adults can enter there name into the raffle. Anyone who wants to enter the raffle will get a raffle form at the library and enter with their name, phone number, author and title of the book. The more books read, the better the chance to win a prize! For the little kids, parents can keep track of the books that they read to their kids. The winners will be chosen at 7 PM at the Haunted Library on Halloween on Oct. 31. There will be four prizes for kids 0 to 12, two prizes for teens, and two adult prizes. The winners will each get a $10 gift certificate for the Galaxy Book Shop!
Extra Info: So, get down to the library and start reading! For more information call the library at 472-5948.
3 Hardwick Clothes Swap
Time: 3-6pm
Price: free, but donations accepted
Location: 21 Mill Street (brick building next to the Laundromat)
Description: Bring gently used clothing and swap them for new-to-you pieces. Please leave clothing with holes, rips or stains at home. All leftover clothing will be brought to the Norwich University Drop & Swap later that month.
Extra Info: If you would like to drop off clothes early you can drop them off in the garage at 29 Winter Street or in the vestibule of 21 Mill St the day of the swap
4 Fall Foliage Craft Fair
Time: 9-4
Price: Free
Location: Hardwick Elementary School
Description: The Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce presents it's 31th annual Fall Foliage Craft Fair. The fair features jewelry, pottery, candles, quilts, greeting cards, bird feeders and other fine arts and crafts. Snacks and lunches will be on sale all day. $25 Shopping Spree held at 11 am-1 pm – 3 pm. Beginning at 11:30 the Hardwick Kiwanis will hold their annual fall chicken barbecue on S. Main St. across from the elementary school. Don't miss the Open House hosted by The Hardwick Historical Society from 10-3:30 at the restored train depot on Church St. Further information - 802-472-5906
4 Grow Your Own cook and eat gathering
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: free and open to the public
Location: Center for an Agricultural Economy, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick VT (behind Aubuchon Hardware)
Description: We will make chicken fingers, kale chips and cauliflower and beet salad together in the kitchens at the Vermont Food Venture Center on Saturday, October 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Adults and children are welcome, but we need an RSVP in order to plan for numbers. Sign up by e-mailing Community Projects Coordinator Bethany Dunbar at by Friday morning to let us know how many will be coming and their ages. Grow Your Own is a project of the Center for an Agricultural Economy, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and Northeast Kingdom Kids on the Move.
4-5 Fall Vermont Open Studio Weekend
Time: 10 a.m to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday.
Price: Free
Location: Miller's Thumb Gallery
Description: Fall Vermont open studio weekend at the Miller's Thumb! Featuring our current show "Into The Woods: Works in wood, of wood, and about woods." Pick up studio tour maps and information.
Extra Info: Contact: (802)533-2045 or
5 Fall Sustainable Energy Walk
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: Meet at 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury (The Music Box for parking)
Description: The Craftsbury Energy Committee is offering an opportunity to see different strategies for people to live more sustainably with their FALL SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WALK/BIKE on Sunday, Oct. 5th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Three sites in walking distance will be visited. Attendees should meet and park at The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd. The schedule is to visit these sites: At 1:30 PM: 1:30 pm: Lisa Sammet’s solar passive house design (The Music Box); 2:15 pm: The Town Solar Tracker at the Town Garage (Creek Rd.); 3:00 pm: The Flints home next to the Craftsbury GeneralStore. They had a big weatherization project –tightening up and insulating the home. Find out about their experience and savings; and After that, interested people can walk/bike/drive to Kevin Gregoire’s off the grid home off of King Farm Rd. Join the Craftsbury Energy Committee on this fall tour! For more information call committee chair Amelia Fritz: 586-2887.
7 logo 400 Miles Down the Connecticut River with author Michael Tougias
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free: Sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine
Location: AT THE MEMORIAL BUILDING, 20 Church ST, Hardwick
Description: Michael Tougias will take us on a journey down New England's longest river, the Connecticut, which is rich in history. Tougias is the author and coauthor of twenty-three books about New England. This narrated slide presentation takes the viewer down the entire 410 miles of the river, discussing history from the days of loggers, Indian Wars, steamships and canals. In addition to his book on the Connecticut River among his bestsellers are A STORM TOO SOON, THE FINEST HOURS (soon to be a major motion picture by Disney), FATAL FORECAST, OVERBOARD, KING PHILIP'S WAR, and THERE'S A PORCUPINE IN MY OUTHOUSE: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe. Much more can be learned about him at his website:
Extra Info: The program is free and open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities. This is a Vermont Humanities Council program and is sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine Library. For more information contact the library at 472-5948 or (Parking and access for people with disabilities at the side entrance - the former Police Dept. entrance).
7 logo Ben Hewitt Reading at The Galaxy Bookshop
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Join us in welcoming Cabot author Ben Hewitt for a discussion of his new book, Home Grown on Tuesday, October 7th at 7 p.m. In this book, Ben presents a thoughtful look at his family's experiences living and learning on the small farm where his two sons receive the majority of their unconventional education. Home Grown presents a perspective that has something to offer homeschoolers and public-schoolers alike.
8 Today's Ethical Challenges and Solutions in Mental Health
Time: 6:00pm
Price: Free
Location: Green Mountain Technical & Career Center
Description: Copley Hospital Board Ethics Committee is pleased to host an October panel discussion. Topics include: abuses: drugs, alcohol, physical and bullying; signs of depression and suicide prevention; ethical and legal issues impacting the patient, family, friends, teachers and resources and interventions available to ensure recovery and positive outcomes. Guest speakers include: Michael Hartman, Behavioral Health Director; Joel Page, Lamoille County State's Attorney; Heather Hobart, Executive Director Lamoille Restorative Center and Copley Hospital providers and physicians.
Extra Info: 738 VT Route 15 West, Hyde Park (Lamoille Union/Middle School campus) Light refreshments will be available
8 Candlelight Walk & Vigil in Recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Time: 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Hazen Union & Memorial Park
Description: Join us at 6:00 p.m. at Hazen Union to decorate luminaries and at 7:00 p.m. walk by candlelight to Memorial Park. There will be an opportunity for quiet and thoughtful sharing and five silent witnesses will be present at the park where there will be a roll call of their names. For more information please call AWARE 472-6463 or
9 NEK Vermont Permaculture Group
Time: 6-7pm
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: NEK Vermont Permaculture Group - Craftsbury Public Library, 6-7 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Short educational presentation (topics ranging from farming and gardening to ecological design, local and regional community building and water management) followed by Q & A, brainstorming and/or networking. Come learn something new or add to the discussion. Skill/work shares are also scheduled separately and advertised in the monthly newsletter. Come share skills, resources, or lend a hand to your neighbors while learning through experience. All are welcome, free. Questions? contact
11 logo Va et Vient play 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: The group's focus is French music from Quebec, France and Louisiana. The trio includes Carol Reed playing piano, guitar and minor percussion, George Dunne- flute and accordion, and Suzanne Germain – vocals. A sizeable percentage of New England's population is of French-Canadian descent. Va-et-vient celebrates the music of this wonderfully rich culture, and keeps its presence alive for both young and old listeners through performance and education. In turn, VEV, as a presenter of Franco-American music, is continuously expanding its repertoire through study and discovery of resources, ranging from archived recordings to singing sessions at the homes of some of Quebec's most respected keepers of the songs. In December of 2003, Va-et-vient was awarded "Juried Artist" status by the Vermont Arts Council. VEV has performed at some of Vermont's most respected music venues, including The New World Festival, Champlain Valley Folk Festival, First Night Burlington, Middlebury's Festival on the Green, Saint Michael's College, Middlebury College, University of Vermont and the Vergennes Opera House. Outside Vermont, they have made appearances in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and in Quebec City, as well as the Donnacona Maison de la culture in Quebec Province. Recently, they were the first non-Canadian group invited to perform at the festival Chantez-Vous Bien Chez Nous at Saint-Bernard-de-Michaudville. Much more can be found about this group at
Extra Info: For more information go to or call 586-7533.
11 Book Talk about "The Miner & The Viscount" with Richard Hoskin
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Greensboro Free Library
Description: Richard Hoskin, author of the historical novel, The Miner & The Viscount, will discuss his book at the Greensboro Free Library, Saturday, October11th at 10:00 AM. Mr. Hoskin, a historian by education, weaves a story about 18th century Cornwall and the relationships between the struggling tin and copper miners of the region and the landed gentry and the titled aristocracy. Excerpts will be read from the book and questions answered both about it and Cornwall in 1760.
11 Contra Dance Hardwick.
Time: 5:30 Potluck; 6:30 Dance
Price: $7 per person plus $4 for each additional family member
Location: East Hardwick At the Caledonia Grange #9
Description: Delia Clark and Old Sam Peabody join us from Woodstock to kick off the 2014-2015 Second Saturdays a Contra Dance series.
Extra Info: Please bring clean shoes for dancing. Gold forehead stars for those who bring their own plates and utensils for the potluck. Questions or to volunteer -- Alana 472-5584
Time: 2:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: Caledonia Grange #9. 88 Church Street, East Hardwick
Description: Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society's collection of sheet music. Dressed in period costume, Ms. Radtke takes listeners through state history, using the songs Vermonters published in their communities. Free and open to the public. Followed by refreshments supplied by Grange members.
Extra Info: For more information, contact Paul Fixx at (802) 441-4599 or A Vermont Humanities Council event, hosted by Caledonia Grange #9
12 logo Pumpkin Walk
Time: 6:00 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Trail Loop directly behind Hazen Union High School
Description: A family friendly walk along a wooded trail lit by glowing pumpkins. Stories at the bonfire read by the friendliest witch in the world. Donuts, cider, and great conversations with the best neighbors in the world!
Extra Info: Park in the Hazen Union Lot.
14 logo Rowan Jacobsen Reading at The Galaxy Bookshop
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: "Apple stalker" and James Beard Award-winning author Rowan Jacobsen will be at The Galaxy Bookshop for an apple tasting and signing for his gorgeous new book, Apples of Uncommon Character on Tuesday, October 14th at 7 p.m. A celebration of heirloom apples, in all their colors, shapes, and flavors, the full-color book also includes a collection of recipes that find ways to showcase the fall fruit in dishes both sweet and savory
15 logo Book to Film: O.Z. Livaneli's book: BLISS
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library
Description: The book begins with a rape by her uncle, the sheikh, of 15-year-old villager Meryem. This brings shame to her family. To save the family name, Cemal, the sheikh's son, a soldier home from his tour fighting Kurds in the Gabar Mountains, is ordered by his father to take Meryem to Istanbul and to murder her. When Cemal and Meryem reach Istanbul, they are shocked by the cosmopolitan city, but Cemal falters at the moment of decision and, instead of murdering Meryem, travels with her to the seaside, where they encounter Irfan, who has fled his cushy life to set sail in the Aegean Sea. Ultimately, Meryem’s decision to live and enjoy her life is the quiet revolution that is the heart of the story.
Extra Info: Pick up a copy of the book at the beginning of the month. Come have cider and popcorn and discussion! For more info call 72-5948.
18 Old Country Fiddler - Adam Boyce portrays Charles Ross Taggart
Time: 7 PM
Price: free
Location: East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church
Description: October 18 at 7 PM The Old Fashioned Fiddler is coming to Craftsbury. Fiddler Adam Boyce will portray Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer, who for many years traveled the Chautauqua circuit with his music and humourous stories. Boyce portrays Taggart near the 1936 conclusion of his career. Come to the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, which with the Vermont Humanities Council, is bringing this free program for all to enjoy.
Extra Info: The church "the brown church" is located on East Craftsbury Road at the bend, across from the Craftsbury Community Care Center.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Cabot School Gym, Main Street, Cabot, VT
Description: Annual Fundraiser for Cabot Historical Society. Fun family-friendly event, lunch and plenty of apple pies for sale. APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST: Cash, Ribbons and other prizes. Pies MUST be entered by 10:30 a.m., judging begins at 11:00 a.m. Entry fee $5 Adults, $2.50 Youth or donate a second pie for the Historical Society to sell. All pies are sold or auctioned after judging. SILENT AUCTION: closes at 2:00 p.m. CRAFT FAIR: hand crafted items from all over
Extra Info: Information: 802-563-3396,, Crafters: 802-563-2129, Silent Auction: 802-563-2381,
19 SUPER BINGO - Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary
Time: 10:30 am
Price: $25.00, nine cards, $5.00 three additional
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7
Description: The Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary invites you to play SUPER BINGO with $2000.00 in cash prizes. Doors open at 10:30 with the first calling at 11:00. Tickets on sale for this event by calling Karen Dodge at 802-595-5970. Refreshments will be available.
22 Hardwick Area Community Justice Center 10th Anniversary Open House
Time: 5:00-7:00PM
Location: Memorial Building, Hardwick
Description: The Hardwick area has been implementing restorative justice services since 2004 and the Hardwick Area Community Justice Center will celebrate the 10th Anniversary with you--community members, volunteers, family, friends, and community partners from the Hardwick area towns--Hardwick, Greensboro, Walden, Woodbury, Stannard and Craftsbury. We'll have refreshments, a bit of history and lots of time to share our experiences of doing this enriching and empowering work in the community through the years. Please plan to stop by!
22 logo Story Hour at Jeudevine Library
Time: 10 AM
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: Come to our weekly preschool story hour with our new Youth Librarian, Diane Grenkow. We'll be having stories, songs, fingerplays, flannel board stories and crafts. A great way to get out with your kids. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
24 WORD!CRAFT at The Plainfield Community Center
Time: 7-10pm
Price: free, but accept donations
Location: Plainfield Community Center
Description: WORD!CRAFT-Experimental Art Rhymes-A traveling, monthly, participatory, spoken word/hip hop event for all ages! This is an alcohol free event. This month’s theme is “Death”, so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. You can also just come to listen and support lyrical artists. WORD!CRAFT is a free event, but we do accept donations.
25-26 High Bionutrient Crop Production 2-day Workshop
Time: 9:30-4:30
Price: $150 both days
Location: Caledonia Grange #9, Church St., East Hardwick, VT
Description: Would you like to learn how to grow more nutritious food without pests and diseases plaguing your garden? Would you like be a part of sequestrating carbon while gardening? If you answered yes to either or both of these, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for Saturday and Sunday October 25th and 26th. The Buffalo Mountain Co-op will be sponsoring a two day intensive from 9:30 to 4:30 each day at the East Hardwick Grange about how to build a highly functioning, biological system in the soil to grow healthy food. Dan Kittredge from the Bionutrient Food Association will give a detailed look into how to grow more vibrant food with higher yields and less disease and pest pressure. If you’re passionate about growing your own, then you don’t want to miss this intensive. Dan’s presentation is highly informative, inspiring, and humorous! There is a potluck lunch each day. The cost is $150 for both days ($125 for returning students) and there is scholarship money from the BFA available for farmers to attend at no cost. Please pre-register with the BFA at Also learn about a newly forming BFA chapter in the Hardwick area. For more info at 472-6020 or
26 logo Tinker-Maker Group
Time: 3:00PM
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: Last fall our Tinker-Maker series explored hands on skills related to our technology rich world by looking inside electronics, learning computer programming, and making simple circuits with arduino microcontrollers. Over the summer we played with circuits a bit more with our Toy Hacking and E-textiles workshops, funded by the Spark a Culture of Innovation grant. We will meet on Sunday, October 26 at 3PM in the library for our first fall meeting. During this meeting we will discuss whether we want an informal tinkering group, or another series of classes for the winter. Come with ideas, projects to share or problem-solve with a group of like-minded maker enthusiasts. This group is intended for teens and adults. Those under 12 are welcome to attend with an adult. For more information, please contact the library at 586-9683 or
26 The Fyre and Lightning Baroque Ensemble in Concert
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Price: Donation - to benefit the GUCC music fund.
Location: Greensboro United Church of Christ, Greensboro, VT
Description: The Fyre and Lightning Baroque Ensemble will perform Sunday, October 26, at 4 p.m. at the Greensboro United Church of Christ. The Ensemble is a newly formed quartet of well-known local musicians: Lynnette Combs (harpsichord), Kathy and Steven Light (recorders) and George Stone (bassoon). The group came together through a love of the music of this period and they specialize in trio sonatas that they have arranged for their particular combination of instruments. The group will be performing a program of works by Bach, Handel, Zelenka, Telemann and Albinoni.
Extra Info: For more information contact the church office, 533-2223, , or or 802-498-3173.
27 Hardiwck American Legion Monday Night BINGO!
Time: Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Price: $16/19 games
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7
Description: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! The Hardwick Post #7 American Legion hosts BINGO, every Monday night with doors opening for warm up games at 6:00 pm. Dozens of games & ways to win including a Bonanza and Jackpot Coverall, Winner Take All, Cashball, and the SUPER KITTY Jackpot! Play regular games and BINGO up, down, across, diagonal, 4 corners, or postage stamp! BINGO on 4 numbers and double your payout! Plus enter the 50/50 raffle for another chance to take home some cash! Bring your friends, bring your daubers, bring some snacks & your enthusiasm and let the Legionnaires of the Hardwick Post #7 entertain you with one of the liveliest games of chance in Hardwick!
31 logo The Haunted Library!
Time: 5 PM to 8 PM
Price: FREE!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick, VT
Description: This is the 14th Annual HAUNTED LIBRARY! Come visit the Jeudevine Library, get treats and play some tricks at our Haunted Library Games. This year the library will be transformed into a cemetery, and who knows what ghosts, goblins and ghouls will roaming in the library on All Hallows Eve. Read books throughout the month, and get raffle entries at the library. There will be 4 kid winners, 2 teen winners and 2 adult winners. The drawing will be at 7 PM. (You don't have to be present to win- we'll phone the winners).
Extra Info: The Haunted Library is brought to you by the Jeudevine Library and the Hardwick Recreation Committee. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
31 logo Hack Your Costume!
Time: 2:30 5:00
Price: free
Location: Craftsbury Public Library
Description: The library will be hosting a Hack your Costume event Halloween Day from 2:30 until Trunk or Treating begins on the Common. Stop by and add an LED (or several) to your costume. Need blue glowing eyes? Yellow fairy lights? A red wand tip? We've got you covered. This will be a short and simple project- 1-5 minutes and you'll be on your way with your light up costume!