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Old Firehouse Stage presents 2 x 2

Tinmouth's Old Firehouse Stage presents folk group 2 x 2 on Friday, June 9, at 7:30a.m. This group brings rich harmony, both a cappella and accompanied from a variety of folk traditions to the stage. 2 x 2 is made of two couples who met through music: Valerie Kosednar, Mark Grieco, and Betsy and Lee Rybeck Lynd, all veteran singers and performers in their own right. Join us for the last concert of the season at the Old Firehouse. This concert is a benefit for the renovation of the Tinmouth Creamery. $10 donation at the door. The Old Firehouse is located on the Tinmouth green next to the Town Office. Doors open at 7:00. For more information contact or 446-2928.

Salem, N.Y.

New firehouse grand opening

The Salem Volunteer Fire Department's new firehouse will host an open house from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, with a grand opening ceremony at 2:30 and refreshments to follow. All are welcome.


Author Presentation by Holly Fitzgerald

Join Holly FitzGerald at the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, as she recounts the yearlong honeymoon with her husband, Fitz, and the harrowing story that unfurls in her book "Ruthless River." Five months into their adventure of a lifetime backpacking around the world their plane crashes in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival.

Cambridge N.Y.

Music from Salem Emerging Artists Cello Seminar Concert

At 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, Music from Salem's Cello Seminar participants and faculty will perform a concert at Hubbard Hall, located at 25 E. Main St. Ten cellists from as far away as Asia and Russia will present solo works by current composers, explain their special connection with these works, and introduce themselves to our Music from Salem audience. $15 is our suggested ticket price, but Pay What You Can is our policy and all are welcome. More information: For more information call 518.232.2347 or visit


Robert Frost talk

The "Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost" series at the Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury opens with a talk by Dr. Virginia Smith, who is both a Professor of Chemistry at the U. S. Naval Academy and President of the Robert Frost Society. She will present a selective overview of the many scientific and natural allusions found in Frost's poetry. The program begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 and is free of charge. For more details, call 802-447-6200.


Learn to prepare Indian cuisine

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 12, Green Mountain Academy welcomes Lini Mazumdar of Anjali Farm in South Londonderry to demonstrate how to cook easy, tasty Indian cuisine. She will use seasonal ingredients and Ayurvedic spices which help digestion and health. The menu will include basmati rice pilaf, a curry chicken, a vegetable dish, salad, and fresh chutney. The class will take place at the Morrow Residence. Space is limited. Registration is required and is $55 per person. For more information or to register visit or call our office at 802-867-0111.


Open studios at the Marble House Project

ART-SEED Open studios at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, with Sophia Flood and Ooldouz Alaei Novin at The Event Barn at Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Rd. Free and Open to the public.


MBA open forum meeting

The Manchester Business Association is holding an open forum meeting to update the town on MBA progress and plans at 5:30 p.m. on June 13 at the Taconic hotel.


Garden Club of Manchester Meeting

The Garden Club of Manchester presents "The Bee Lady" at Manchester Community Library at 1 p.m on Wednesday, June 14. What's all the buzz about Mason Bees? Michelle Mensinger will speak about this very productive pollinator for spring flowers, fruits and nuts. We will learn how to raise our own bees using a bee house kit. Email for further details and visit to learn more about GCM.


MoveOn Manchester Fundraiser

From 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, MoveOn Manchester will be hosting a fundraiser and social mixer at The Perfect Wife Restaurant to commemorate its six month anniversary. A delicious assortment of hors d'ouevres will be provided and cocktails will be available on a "cash bar" basis. The minimum suggested donation is $20; all funds collected above and beyond the costs of the party will be divided; one half will be donated to the important and lifesaving work of the Manchester Food Cupboard while the other half will used to defray the costs of MoveOn's many upcoming projects within the community. RSVPs are much appreciated, please email Jon at


Greatest Generation Film Series at Manchester Library

Attend a free film screening of "In the Good Old Summertime" at the Manchester Community Library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 In this 1949 musical romantic comedy, feuding co-workers in a small music shop do not realize they are secret romantic pen pals. The film screening is free and open to the public and part of the Greatest Generation Film Series. The series is generously sponsored by At Home Senior Care. Running time is 102 minutes. Light refreshments served. MCL is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. Info: 802-362-2607.


Author James Howard Kunstler at Northshire

James Howard Kunstler's new novel "A Safe and Happy Place" will be presented at Northshire Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, and is the story of a hippie Vermont commune called Sunrise Village. It is told from a young woman's point-of-view whom Kunstler wanted to show as a plausible heroine and not a designated victim, but a fully imagined capable person without an ideological agenda.


Manchester Farmers Market

The Manchester Farmers Market will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 in Adams Park. The market offers locally raised fruits and vegetables, fresh bread and baked goods, crafts, and lots of prepared foods to choose from. This week, the market will feature fresh, local asparagus from its vendors. This Thursday, music will be performed by guitarist Jon Clinch. Art Farm also begins this week, so bring your kids to kick off a season of free crafts! The market runs every Thursday from 3-6 pm in Adams Park, rain or shine. We accept credit, debit, EBT, Crop Cash and Farm to Family coupons. Ample parking is available nearby: look for our parking lot signs, or park on the street next to the market. For more email Krysta at or visit us on Facebook or


Strong feedback from the Collaborative's area showings of "Screenagers" indicated the desire for parents to have the opportunity to continue the conversation about children's interaction with technology. Flood Brook School will be hosting a Digital Citizens Panel E vent open to the public at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 Dinner and childcare will be provided by The Collaborative and Flood Brook School. The panel will include a Licensed Psychotherapist, school counselor, Case Coordinator at the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center and Special Investigations Unit. Please call Flood Brook School to RSVP dinner and childcare at 802-824-6811.


Essential Oils class

Come join us at the Dorset Library at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 16 as we welcome Leigh Hodgin to speak about essential oils; why quality and purity is so important, and how to incorporate them safely to promote wellness in your life or the life of a loved one. The event is free and will last about 1 hour. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call the library for more information 802-867-5774.


Linda Greenlaw to discuss her book

Come to the Northshire Bookstore at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, for author Linda Greenlaw's discussion of her new book, "Shiver Hitch" which is about an ex-detective turned insurance investigator who discovers the charred body of a universally disliked businesswoman in the remains of her home on a remote island off the coast of Maine. Greenlaw, America's only female swordfishing captain, is author of five bestselling nonfiction books about life as a commercial fisherman: "The Hungry Ocean," "The Lobster Chronicles," "All Fishermen Are Liars," "Seaworthy," and "Lifesaving Lessons," as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries: "Slipknot," "Fisherman's Bend," and "Shiver Hitch." She has also authored two cookbooks with her mother, Martha Greenlaw. She is the winner of the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2003, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction in 2004.

Mt. Tabor

Old Cemetery Walk

Meet at the Mt. Tabor - Danby Historical Society at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 for a short talk on Mt. Tabor cemeteries, followed by a car pool up Forest Road 10 and walks to the hard-to-find Greeley and Burton Cemeteries. If time permits, we will also walk to a unnamed supposed Revolutionary War graveyard west of US 7 in South End. Walks are about 0.6, 0.8 and 0.5 miles round trip respectively. Wear sturdy shoes and bring tick repellant.

You may want to bring a snack and water, too. For details, call Herb Ogden at 802-293-2510,


Go the Distance 5k to support UCS

The UCS Go the Distance 5k Run/Walk will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at 316 Dewey St. in Bennington. The day's events will include a pre-race warm up offered by local Zumba instructor Andrea Malinowski, followed by a run or walk along a paved roads 5k course through beautiful Bennington. United Counseling Service will offer a family fun day including a free Kid's Fun Run and family activities throughout the morning. Interested runners can register for the event on Registration by June 15 is $20 and registration after June 15 and on race day is $25. Up to a family of four can register for $35. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All runners will receive a free t-shirt for participating. For more information please call JoAnne Larsen at 802-442-5401 or email her at


A big Community Tag Sale

A fundraiser for this old house will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arlington Community House. Housewares, toys, tools, crafts and antiques, etc.


Father's Day Car Show

The Vermont Veterans' Home and the State Line Car Club invites you to the Father's' Day car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17.

The admission to the car show is free. Parking available either in the employee parking lots behind the main building or at the state office building. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Gary Yelle at 802-447-6510 or email at


Weaving a Bread Basket

Green Mountain Academy is excited to welcome back Joy Stewart, who will be conducting a workshop on weaving a bread basket on Saturday, June 17.

The one-day workshop will take place at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in the Hay Madeira Education Center from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. During class, participants will learn how to create a decorative and functional bread basket. The $50 fee includes all materials.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit


Book store happy hour and author Jonathan Goldsmith

At 6 pm, on Saturday, June 17, join us for Bookstore Happy Hour and sample beers provided by The Crooked Ram. At 7 p.m., meet Jonathan Goldsmith, as he tells stories from — and signs — his new book "Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories about My Life, But When I Do They're True and Amazing." A memoir told through a series of adventures and the lessons he's learned and wants to pass on, "Stay Interesting" is a truly daring and bold tale, and a manifesto about taking chances, not giving up, making courageous choices, and living a truly adventurous, and always interesting life. Goldsmith grew up in the Bronx, trained in theater in New York City, then moved to Los Angeles. After decades in Hollywood and many adventures, he moved to a farm in Vermont, where he now lives with his wife and two dogs.


Farmers' Market Pig Roast

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, the Dorset Farmers' Market will be having an Old Fashioned Vermont Pig Roast in honor of Father's Day.

Tom Hubbard of Mountain View Bison will slow cook pork over a bed of hickory and charcoal.

Sumptuous accompaniments will be on offer from our talented prepared food vendors as well. Come join us on Father's Day for the second Pig Roast at our outdoor market, at H.N. Williams, on the green. We will be asking for donations of $10.00/ plate to support our wonderful market.


Overcoming Anxiety Naturally

Is stress affecting your life and/or the life of your children? Dr. Lynn Lind, Doctor of Natural and Integrative Medicine, specializing in Homeopathy, Nutrition, Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy, Pain Management and Cold Laser Therapy will be at The Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 to discuss how to lessen the stressors in your life using safe, effective natural remedies and techniques. This program is perfect for children with anxiety as well as parents. The Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections is located in Londonderry's Mountain Marketplace, next to the Post Office.

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited, so please register by calling 802-824-4343.


The History of Water Quality in Some
Lakes & Rivers

Green Mountain Academy will host a talk about contaminated lakes and rivers with Professor Richard Bopp of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20 in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy.

Professor Bopp will describe case studies of contaminant chronologies in sediments from lakes and rivers of the northeast. Sites discussed will include the rowboat lake in Central Park, the upper Hudson River, and Onondaga Lake, once described as the most contaminated lake in the nation. This talk will also cover work on Lake Champlain sediments. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit


The Waxwing Four in Concert

The Waxwing Four will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at the Old Firehouse at the intersection of Route 140 and Mountain View Road. $10-15 suggested donation. The Waxwing Four is a jubilee quartet, singing rollicking radio gospel from the 1930s and '40s as well as bluegrass quartets, shape note hymns, and Appalachian ballads. The Waxwing Four is Wheaton Squier, Brendan Taaffe, Adam Simon, and Stefan Amidon. Listen at For more information contact Brendan at or Cathy at 446-2928 or


Free seminar on navigating Medicare

Are you New to Medicare? Have questions? Learn how to navigate the system by attending a free informational session at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 at the Manchester Community Library; 138 Cemetery Ave. The program will cover Medicare Part A and Part B; Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans); Part D Prescription Drug Plans; Medicare supplemental (Medigap) insurance; enrollment periods; and coming off employer based insurance. The session is sponsored by SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging.


Watercolor Artist to talk at the Canfield Library

At 6 p.m. on June 29 Ned Reade will give a gallery talk at the Canfield Library about his watercolors and his journeys with the medium. From countries in Europe to local scenes along the Battenkill River, Reade enjoys painting on location usually with a thermos of coffee and perhaps a cookie as a reward if things are going well. He will bring his sketchbooks which will show the genesis of an idea from small value sketches in pencil to larger finished watercolors. This will be a chance to try to get inside the head of an artist and learn what captures his fancy, and how he brings a vision in his mind to a finished work. There are stories to share of his experiences behind his easel when the unforeseen can cause a sudden surprise or even minor catastrophe.


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