Fly-Fishing Activities for Kids at AMFF: All kids age 6-12 are invited to join us on Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. Starting July 6 through Aug 10, at the AMFF for adventures into the world of fly fishing. Each week, we will explore a different aspect of the sport. Parent or guardian should remain on site during each session, and join for donuts and coffee. Snacks for participants also included. The American Museum Of Fly Fishing, 4070 Main St. For more information: 802-362-3300 or amff.org/july-6-august-10-free-fly-fishing-fun-kids.
Summer Artist Member Show: From Saturday, July 15 through Sept. 10, the Summer Artist Member Show begins its run at SVAC in the Yester House Galleries. The exhibition features work in all styles and mediums and is the largest group show in the area filling nine galleries. All the work is for sale and admission is free. Showing in Gallery I during the Member Show will be an exhibit of pastels and oils done by a group of artists who traveled to Tuscany this spring with SVAC instructor Robert Carsten. These works were painted during, or inspired by the trip.
Plan Summer Fun at The Collaborative: The Collaborative is happy to announce its licensed summer camp registration opening. Youth from 5 to 12 years old are welcome to join at Flood Brook School. Fun times are planned for youth of all ages to enjoy hiking, swimming, biking and visits to local venues like the Grafton Nature Center, Lowell Lake and Hapgood pond. Swim lessons are available with a certified Red Cross instructor and are included in the camp registration fee. Schedule of lessons are based on interest in registration. To learn more about camp schedule and pricing visit thecollaborative.us or call 802-824-4200.
Two exhibits on display at the Custer Sharp House: During the month of July, the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society presents two exhibits at the Custer Sharp House. The first, Textiles and Fibers, covers the production of woolens at the mills and household goods and crafts (spinning, weaving, quilting and sewing). The exhibit will feature an old barn loom from the Woods House/Fairmount on Under the Mountain Road. Music in the Mountains will include old photos of Lowell Lake Orchestra and other local bands, and the charming Bernadine Custer paintings and drawings of musicians at work. Local residents are featured in many of these photos and paintings, come and help identify them. The Custer Sharp House, located at 2461 Middletown Rd, is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Southern Vermont Idol event: The 2017 Southern Vermont Idol event, a premier amateur singing competition in its 13th year, will be held on the mainstage of the Bellows Falls Opera House over five weeks - Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Contestants ages 13+ will perform all five weeks, and be joined by youth contestants in weeks 3, 4 and 5. Youth contestants ages 6-12 are: from Vermont, Erlianyss Aviles, Lanie Goodwin, Ezra Holloway and Anthony Mitchell; from New Hampshire, Marlin Hubbard. Adult contestants are: from Vermont, Jaia Caron, Jenna Cousineau, Jennifer Cowdrey, Bill Delaney, Josh Delaney, Amber DiBona, Mackenzie Hall, Madison Jacques, Steven Judd, Allie McGahie, Gina Richardson and Sonya Robison; from New Hampshire, Zac Binney, Morgan Carter, Jamie Denno, Lara Germana, Daniel Hartigan and Alexis Johndrow; from Massachusetts, Erin Girouard. Seating is general admission; doors open at 6 p.m and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets available at door. The Saxton's River Inn will provide a cash bar, and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge will offer baked goods for sale. The concessions stand will be open. Donations of personal hygiene items, socks, peanut butter/jam and other food staples will be accepted for Our Place Drop-In Center throughout all five weeks of the event. Visit the website at southernvermontidol.com for event details. Tickets can be purchased at rampartstickets.com. Contact Susan MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-313-0052
for more information.
Summer camp at the Jamaica Library: Jamaica Memorial Library will host "Building a Better World," a one week summer camp, Aug. 7 to 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library. Open to children entering grades K-4 including home schoolers, camp is free, but the $20 (per family) donation helps cover the cost of supplies. Space is limited to 20 children, and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis through July 21. To register, download the form from the website, www.jamaicavtlibrary.org or pick one up at the library. The library is open Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m., Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions? Call 802-874-4901.
The Longest Game: At 7 p.m., on July 7, there will be a screening of the film "The Longest Game" at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. It was shot in Dorset and follows a tightly knit group of platform tennis players. It has won an array of awards and is a fantastic film for adults and kids. Students are free/$10 per family at the door.
Author Roger Ekirch at the Northshire: Author Roger Ekirch will present his book "American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution" at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 7, at the Northshire Bookstore.
20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show: The 20th Annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show will be hosting the opening party for the exhibition this year on Saturday, July 8. The reception will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Vermont Arts Exchange campus, 48 Main St. (next door to the Post Office and across the street from the North Bennington Train Depot) and will feature music by local band Ransom Notes. Refreshments will be served. The show will remain on view to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the summer and fall, concluding on Sunday, Oct. 29.
Community Days at the museum: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, admission to the Bennington Museum is free for all visitors. Join in for a day of celebrating Grandma Moses: American Modern. Among the many activities planned are Grandma Moses: "Painter and Grandma", a presentation from 11 a.m. to noon by Ken Gottry, with special guest, Harry Moses. From 1 to 3 p.m., Will Moses, great grandson of Grandma Moses is in the bookstore signing his books and other products. From 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., younger visitors can milk Benita, the Museum cow and then churn butter. A variety of films will be viewed beginning at 1:30 p.m. with Jerome Hill's film, Grandma Moses. This is followed at 2 p.m. with a viewing of Jane Kallir's talk on the life of Grandma Moses. Visitors can take a walk on the George Aiken Wildflower Trail where a new Trail Tale has been installed.
Author Liza Ketchum at Dorset Library: Join in at the Dorset Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, to hear Liza Ketchum talk about her new book, "The Life Fantastic: A Novel in Three Acts." This is a free event and light refreshments will be served. All ages welcome. Call the library for more information 802-867-5774.
Taconic Music family concert: Taconic Music presents a family concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 at Manchester Community Library's Hunter Room. The talented students from our Chamber Music Intensive will play a 45-minute program of string quartets by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Sibelius, and talk about the instruments. Free-will donation at the door will benefit the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, raising money to buy strings, rosin and other necessary supplies.
Cookbook Author Presentation and Sampling: Join the Northshire Bookstore at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, for a fun early evening cookbook presentation by Lisa Cassell-Arms. Enjoy yummy samples made from select recipes in Lisa's new book "Seasons in a Vermont Vineyard: The Shelburne Vineyard Cookbook." Cassell-Arms will also offer insightful tips about wine and food pairings. Cassell-Arms is generously donating a portion of all sales to The Vermont Food Bank.
Bottle Drive at Arlington High: The Arlington Memorial High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team will hold a Bottle Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 8. Players will collect bottles throughout the community and have a truck stationed at the bottom of the AMHS driveway for anyone who wishes to drop off bottles and cans. For more information about the Bottle Drive or to make a donation to the team, contact Breana Einsig at email@example.com or 802-375-2589.
Artist Paul Stone exhibit at Gallery North Star: Gallery North Star, 151 Townshend Rd., presents a solo show of new oil paintings by nationally acclaimed artist Paul Stone. The exhibition will run from July 8 through August 6. An opening reception for the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. For more information call 802-843- 2465 or visit the gallery's website at www.gnsgrafton.com. Paul Stone's shows are greatly anticipated events, drawing collectors worldwide. His vibrant and light filled canvases reflect his Vermont heritage and love for the land he calls home. Gallery North Star is dedicated to presenting a diverse selection of work by Vermont's and New England's finest artists in a unique setting. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dorset Equine Rescue Barnyard Ball: Dorset Equine Rescue will hold its fourth annual Barnyard Ball fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday July 9 at The Inn at Manchester's celebration barn. The evening will include a country buffet dinner, live music, dancing, a photo booth, silent and live auction, prizes for the best western attire, a cash bar and more. Tickets are $65 ahead of time and $75 at the door. Please use this link to purchase your tickets with a credit card: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2895215.
Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost talk: "Robert Frost and the primal sounds of poetry" is the subject of the next talk in the "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" lecture and discussion series at 2 p.m. on July 9, at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. The speaker is Dr. Natalie Gerber who titled her presentation in the form of a question: "Robert Frost on the Wrong Track?" The "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" series are sponsored each summer by The Friends of Robert Frost and are offered free of charge. Both the Robert Frost Stone House Museum and the Little Red Barn, where the talks are held, are handicapped accessible. For directions or more information, call 802-447-6200. The Museum is located at 121 VT Route 7A. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The website address is www.frostfriends.org
Taconic Music Trio concert: Taconic Music invites you to the third Festival concert of their inaugural summer season at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts. The program features two masterpieces of chamber music. Johannes Brahms' Trio for Piano and Strings in C Major, op. 87 will be performed by faculty artists Jesse Mills, violin, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello and Rieko Aizawa, piano, who perform together regularly as the Horszowski Trio. In the second half of the concert, the trio will be joined by Taconic Music artistic directors Joana Genova, violin and Ariel Rudiakov, viola, and guest violinist Carmit Zori and Ms. Aizawa will be the soloists for Ernest Chausson's epic Concerto in D Major for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Tickets for the concert are available online at taconicmusic.org, by phone at 802-362-7162, and at the door. Festival Concerts are reserved seating — advance purchase is recommended.
Music from Salem summer concert: Music from Salem s summer chamber music concert begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 9 with the program the wonder that's keeping the stars apart. The concert is at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St. The suggested ticket price is $25, but Music from Salem (MfS) welcomes all under its "pay what you can" policy. Tickets are available at the door only. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-232-2347.
Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion Meeting
The Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 10 at Post 69. Facebook: Sons of the American Legion Post 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.
Carmit Zori will stay in Manchester to give a chamber music masterclass from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 at Birchbrook House, 70 Williams St. Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. Ms. Zori will work with student ensembles from Taconic's Chamber Music Intensive, offering insights on interpretation and style. Admission for the masterclass is $10 at the door.
Magic Show at Wilder Library
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, Chris "Hoopoe" Yerlig will do pantomime comedy, movement illusions, magic tricks, balloon wizardry at the Wilder Memorial Library. When people come together to laugh and enjoy magic they create community and build a better world. Email email@example.com, call 802-824-4307 or stop in when the library is open to sign up or for more information on the Summer Reading Programs.
Firefighter visit at the library
As part of Manchester Community Library's Summer Reading Program, "Build A Better World," Bill Beideman, a volunteer firefighter, and his fire truck will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 13. Climb aboard and learn about a firefighter's equipment, tools and experiences. Kids can register for the Library's Summer Reading Program any day or at any of these super fun events. Kids read to earn free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the many special raffle packages on display throughout the library.
Post 69 Joint House Committee Meeting
The Post 69 Joint House Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at Post 69. Facebook: American Legion Post 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.
Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion Meeting
The Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at Post 69. There will be a raffle for a television and other prizes. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20. Facebook: Sons of the American Legion Post 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 Meeting
The Arlington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at Post 69. All Unit 69 members are invited to attend the monthly meeting. Those interested in finding out what the American Legion Auxiliary is about, or would like to become a member and have never been asked may join to find out more. Facebook: Arlington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.
Post 69 Tacos and Champagne Jam
Post 69 will be hosting a Tacos and Champagne Jam at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Open to the public. $5.00 cover charge, 21+, includes taco bar and Champagne Jam. Facebook: American Legion Post 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.
Summer music event at SVAC
Come for something new on Friday, July 14 and Friday, July 28. From 4 to 6 p.m., the Yester House Galleries will be open late and young artists from Manchester Music Festival will perform. Wine will be for sale by Caf Sora and the music is free. Come and enjoy a summer evening at SVAC filled with music and art.
Ecotour at the Dene
From 2 to 4 p.m., on Friday, July 14, Hildene's horticulturist, education director and Dene Farm manager will lead a program on the ecology of Hildene's lower meadows and wetland. Andrea Luchini will discuss the importance of messy forests and the issue of invasive plants. Diane Newton will lead the group into the wetland for an activity aimed at understanding its ecosystem and ecological importance. Brooke Decker will complete the tour with a visit to the bird sanctuary where she will talk about meadow ecology and efforts to encourage bobolinks and other pollinators. Registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants: $5 for Hildene members, $10 for non-members. Attendees will park at the Welcome Center and Hildene will provide all transportation to and from Dene Farm. The bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 2:00 pm. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a water bottle. The shuttle will return to the Welcome Center by 4:30. The rain date is Thursday, July 21. For more information or to register for this programs, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Bill Roorbach at the Northshire
Author Bill Roorbach will present his book "The Girl of the Lake," at the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14. Nine richly varied, often funny, always moving stories that cross a range of landscapes and generations to reveal the complex workings of the human heart. Bill Roorbach conjures vivid, complex characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar and extraordinary. His astounding new collection, "The Girl of the Lake," captures a virtuoso in his prime.
Chainsaw Use classes
Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife has organized Level I and Level II classes to take place July 15 and July 16. The Level I classes provides an overview of chain saw safety and covers basic tree felling. Each participant will fell a tree by the end of the class. Level II covers basic saw maintenance, chain sharpening techniques and provides another opportunity for tree felling. The fee for each class $180. Directions will be sent upon registration. Regardless of experience, take home valuable new skills from this workshop. Experience not necessary to participate. For more information or to register contact Vermont Coverts at 802-877-2777, e-mail email@example.com.
A Taste of SAW
Salem Art Works 2017 Summer Fundraiser will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 15. Join in celebrating and supporting a second decade of Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane. Tour the grounds and see works-in-progress in SAW's full range of studios, barns, kilns, and workshops. Have a real Taste of SAW and delight in the art of fine food, local craft beer and cider, paired with a visually stunning feast of freshly sourced dishes. Live music by Colin Frank and Lesedi Ntsane. Meet and greet with SAW resident artists and directors. There will be a silent auction and dress is "creative casual." RSVP by July 10 at www.salemartworks.org/taste-of-saw-2017.
O Sole Trio to perform at SVAC
At 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 15, O Sole Trio will be performing their Lincoln Center commissioned show: "From Pavarotti to Pop: How Italy and Italian-Americans influenced American Popular Music," at the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.
Children's Author Arthur Yorinks at the Northshire
Arthur Yorinks, author of more than thirty-five acclaimed and award-winning books, is back to present his newest, "Making Scents," at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, at the Northshire Bookstore. Mickey isn't quite like his brothers and sisters. They're all stronger, faster, and have a much better sense of smell. That's because his "brothers and sisters" are dogs bloodhounds, to be exact. Mickey's mom and dad are crazy about canines. Their dogs are the loves of their lives and their livelihood. So, naturally, they're raising their son as if he was a dog, and Mickey wants nothing more than to make his parents proud. Just as Mickey is mastering the art of sniffing, a tragic accident forever changes his happy family. Mickey is sent to live with relatives he's never met, relatives who are not fond of kids ... and who hate dogs.
Goat Care 101 workshop at Hildene
For anyone who has ever considered raising a goat, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, at the Hildene Farm Goat Dairy, Farm Managers, Misty Hosley and Kimberly Pinsonneault, will provide a workshop on just how to do it, answering many of the questions most frequently asked of them. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, rain or shine. Registration is required. Check in at the Welcome Center. Transportation to the goat dairy will be provided. For more information or to register for this programs, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating nature at the Wilder Library
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, Michael Caduto will present "Building a better earth," celebrating nature with storytelling, song and dance. Using guitar, native instruments and a range of entertaining voices and expressions, award-winning storyteller and singer-songwriter Caduto creates a host of humorous and dramatic animals and human characters. Email email@example.com, call 802-824-4307 or stop in when the library is open to sign up or for more information on the Summer Reading Programs.
Tick-borne Illness Prevention
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, will be a session on Living with Ticks in our Environment. Join One World Conservation Center, 413 VT Route 7 South, as we welcome, Kathleen O'Reilly RN, BSN, MPH from the Vermont Department of Health. O'Reilly will discuss prevention of and treatment for the most common tick-borne illnesses. Open discussion after PowerPoint lecture. Educational materials will be available. This is a Public Service Program- Donations appreciated oneworldconservationcenter.org.
Artist visit at the Library
As part of Manchester Community Library's Summer Reading Program, "Build A Better World," Local artist Kim Ray will be at the library on Thursday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. to host a creative fun workshop. Kids can register for the Library's Summer Reading Program any day or at any of these super fun events. Kids read to earn free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the many special raffle packages on display throughout the library.
From Kenya to Medical School
At 11:30 a.m., Sunday, July 23, at The Dorset Church, Caroline Kashinin Senteu will tell powerfully moving stories about role models and sponsors who helped her on her journey from village life in Kenya to a Mandela Washington Fellowship and medical school. Free and open to the public. This event sponsored by The Kura Project. For information: Sarah Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-379-0962.
Live birds of prey at the Library
As part of Manchester Community Library's Summer Reading Program, "Build A Better World," Meet live hawks, owls, and falcons from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum and learn about the life cycles of birds of prey on Thursday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. This program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Kids can register for the Library's Summer Reading Program any day or at any of these super fun events. Kids read to earn free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the many special raffle packages on display throughout the library.
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