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Londonderry

Local Artists' Expo at the Custer Sharp House in August:
The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society will exhibit the works of local artists from Aug. 5 to Sept. 2 at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Rd. Exhibit hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2 to 4 p.m. There will be an artists' opening reception on Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists who would like to exhibit may contact Garrison Buxton at 917-602-2153 or email garrison@adhocart.org. Receiving dates for submissions are July 28 and July 29, between 2 and 5 p.m. All artwork must be ready to sell and be labeled with artist name, price, and phone number on the back. Visit the LAHS website for more information on other events and programming: www.LAHSVT.org.

Manchester

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.

Manchester

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.

Jamaica

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, 12 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays, 12 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Questions? Call 802-874-4901.

Manchester

Kesher Olam Jewish Day Camp:
Israel Congregation of Manchester (ICM) is excited to announce that Kesher Olam Jewish Day Camp will once again be happening for kids ages 4-11, the week of July 31, Monday through Friday, from 9 to 3 p.m., at ICM, 6025 Main St. Families are invited to share ICM's pre-neg on Friday beginning at 5:45 p.m. with beverages and snacks, followed by Shabbat services and then a Communal Shabbat dinner. The curriculum will be based on Israel and the land. Campers will help prepare Israeli food, do arts and crafts, play games, sing songs, participate in Israeli folk dancing, have a mock kibbutz, and be part of a program by PJ Library on one of the days. Lots of time will be spent outside. We have terrific camp leaders lined up! Cost is $200 per child, $180 for siblings. There is some financial aid available, through a grant from the Gendler Grapevine foundation. There will also be a Hebrew song and movement program for kids three and under on Tuesday and Thursday morning of that week. Please contact Nina Wugmeister ninawug@gmail.com for more information.

Londonderry

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.

Londonderry

Art Show at the Library:
Paul Myers art show, "Beautiful People and Places" is going on now until the end of July at South Londonderry Free Library. This eclectic show comprises paintings, sketches, and photos created by Paul Myers from 1948 to the present. It includes scenes from his world travels, portraits, and local landscapes. All but two of these works are for sale. Come to South Londonderry Free Library and share an experience of life in the far away places.

Berlin

Artist Mark Barry exhibit:
Mark Barry's paintings from his collection "Eating, Playing, Dancing, Squeezing, Loving," will be on exhibit from now through Aug. 4, at The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center. This is Mark Barry's first exhibit in central Vermont. Barry has exhibited his oil paintings, painted ceramics and etchings in venues across the country since 1981. Find him at markbarry.blogspot.com and on Instagram. The Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center is located in the lobby of the hospital and is open every day. The work exhibited there can be purchased directly from the artist. For more information on The Gallery at CVMC please contact Maureen O'Connor Burgess 802-279-6403 or moetown52@comcast.net.

Bellows Falls

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.; 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 susan@svidol.com or call 603-313-0052 for more information.

Manchester

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.

Manchester

Farmers Market at Adams Park:
This Thursday, July 13, the Manchester Farmers Market features a bountiful local harvest of produce, including cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, radishes, broccoli, and much more. The Manchester Farmers Market runs on Thursdays in Adams Park from 3 to 6 p.m., rain or shine. Plenty of parking is available (look for signs) and credit, debit, EBT, Crop Cash, and Farm to Family coupons are accepted.

Arlington

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.

Arlington

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.

Arlington

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.

Arlington

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.

Manchester

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.

Manchester

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 stephanie@hildene.org.

Manchester

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.

Woodford

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 lisa@vtcoverts.org.

Salem, N.Y.

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.

Manchester

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.

Manchester

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.

Manchester

Writing Workshop at the Northshire:
A Mindfulness and Writing Workshop with James Crews will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 10 to 12 a.m. at the Northshire Bookstore. In this workshop, examine the connections between the practice of meditation/ mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. There will be some writing exercises and short insight mediation to uncover those images, scenes and memories that might otherwise have buried or forgotten. Beginners and all levels are welcome. All that is needed is something to write with, and an open mind. Tickets available www.northshire.com.

Dorset

Hike to Folsom Quarry:
On July 15, hike to Folsom Quarry. Meet at the Dorset Historical Society (Route 30 and Kent Hill Rd.) at 9 a.m. to learn about the history of the Folsom quarry; then carpool to the trailhead. For more information, visit dorsetvthistory.org or call 802-867-0331.

Dorset

Ice Cream Social:
From 1 to 3 p.m. on July 15, an Ice Cream Social will be held on the lawn at the Dorset Historical Society, Route 30 and Kent Hill Rd. For more information, visit dorsetvthistory.org or call 802-867-0331.

Manchester

Taconic Music concert: Taconic Music's final concert of its inaugural 2017 summer festival will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center. The program features J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, as well as Dvořák's String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat Major and Mendelssohn's Piano Sextet in D Major. Scheduled to perform along with student musicians from Taconic's Chamber Music Intensive are Heather Braun-Bakken and Joana Genova, violins; Amadi Azikiwe & Ariel Rudiakov, violas; Sophie Shao, cello, and special guests Steven Moran, double bass; Keiko Sekino, piano. Adults $25. Students and children $10.

Manchester

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 stephanie@hildene.org.

Manchester

Earth Sky Time Community Farm Square Dance:
On Sunday, July 16, the Earth Sky Time Community Farm is opening up the barn for an old-fashioned square dance. Doors are open at 2 p.m., with a walk-through dance at 2:30 followed by square dancing all afternoon led by caller Rafe Wolman. Music provided by Hoot and Holler, an Americana roots duo who have entertained audiences in the Northeast and Europe. Wood-fired pizza will be made in the nationally famous Bread Bus, so come hungry. Admission to the square dance is $10 at the door, and kids are free.

Dorset

Screening and Reading at the Marble House:
Screening from Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman and reading from Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, at the Marble House, 1161 Dorset West Rd. For more information visit marblehouseproject.org.

Manchester

Wine, Cheese, Music, Art, and Author Presentation
: Join the Northshire from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 and enjoy an evening of wine, cheese and live cello music provided by our own bookseller, Ramsay Eyre. Peruse the artwork of local artist Vicki Bowden, whose art has been compared to Currier and Ives, and "Grandma" Moses". At 6 p.m. author, professional horse trainer and rehabilitation expert Sharon Wilse will present her new book "Horse Speak."

Weston

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 director@wildermemoriallibrary.org, call 802-824-4307 or stop in when the library is open to sign up or for more information on the Summer Reading Programs.

Manchester

The First Transcontinental Railroad:
National Transformation, 1842-1869: Green Mountain Academy welcomes David Haward Bain of Middlebury College to talk about the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. The talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy. Mr. Bain will explore the heroism and heartbreak that produced a railroad, changed the landscape of the country and altered the horizon of a nation. This story summons an astonishing array of voices to give new dimension not only to this epic endeavor but also to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Bennington

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.

Manchester

Author presentation at the Northshire
: John Healey, author of "Samurai of Seville" will present his book at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20. Join writer, filmmaker, and author John J. Healey for his sumptuous novel inspired by one of history's most intriguing forgotten chapters -- the arrival of Japanese Samurai on the shores of Europe.

Manchester

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.

Dorset

Historical Society Third Thursday Luncheon:
The Dorset Historical Society will have a lunch/lecture at 12 p.m. on July 20. Beech Ridge is a Vermont locale dating from before the Civil War, which actually manages to be in three towns (Manchester, Winhall, and Dorset). Bill West knows a lot about the place and its hunting camps and he will share some of the stories from his new book "The Boys of Beech Ridge," which focuses on his younger years there in the 1960s. Attendees are invited to bring a sandwich; liquids and desserts are provided. The events are free and take place at DHS's Bley House Museum (Route 30 at Kent Hill Rd.) For more information, visit: www.dorsetvthistory.org or call 802-867-0331.

Dorset

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 sdkhadden@gmail.com or 802-379-0962.

Manchester

Afro-Soul band to play at Earth Sky Time Community Farm:
On Sunday July 23, the Venezuelan Afro-Soul band Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo will be playing at Earth Sky Time Community Farm as part of their first international tour. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the show starts at 5 p.m. with opening duo Dana Hanchard and David Ellenbogen from New York City, and will continue into the evening with music and dancing led by Betsayda Machado. Tickets for Betsayda Machado are $15, and can be purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets. The farm will be serving wood-fired pizza and a cash bar will be available. Visit www.earthskytime.com for a full calendar of events.

Manchester

Can We Talk? Bridging the Political Divide:
Based on requests from the community, the Manchester Community Library will host a program called "Can We Talk? Bridging the Political Divide: A Community Conversation on How to Make This Happen," at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 24. One of the comments the Library keeps hearing is that people wish they could have a civil, polite conversation with those who have political views different from their own to better understand the divide we find ourselves facing. Rabbi Michael Cohen and Judy Livingston will serve as co-facilitators. Rabbi Cohen will start things off by talking about the importance of civic discourse drawing on his work in Conflict Resolution. Rabbi Cohen will set the stage for a respectful conversation. Livingston will discuss models of talking across the political divide, giving some examples of how resolutions/laws came to fruition during her tenure in the Vermont House of Representatives. This program will be inclusive and well represented by people of all political parties and a full range of the political spectrum. So come, and spread the word about this important community event. The program is free and open to the public. The Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. For more information, call the Library at 802-362-2607.

Manchester

Story Time Under the Story Tree at MCL:
Story Time for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will be held under the Story Tree on the Manchester Community Library's back lawn at 10:30 a.m on Tuesday, July 25. In case of rain, we'll move the story time into the Kids Barn. This free program, open to the public, is part of "Build a Better World," the Library's Summer Reading Program, generously sponsored by Mother Myrick's Confectionery and the Northshire Bookstore. Kids of all ages can join the Library's Summer Reading Program any day or at Story Time and read or be read to in order to earn free raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the exciting raffle packages on display in the Library, located at 138 Cemetery Ave./Corner of Rte. 7A.

Manchester

Red Cross Blood Drive:
12 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the air-conditioned cafeteria at Burr and Burton. Please come and donate your precious blood. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-Red-Cross or online at redcross.org.

Manchester

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.

Winhall

Book discussion with local author Sonia Meyer:
Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, for a discussion of "Dosha: Flight of the Russian Gypsies" by local author Sonia Meyer. Meyer has generously donated copies of the novel to share with the community. Stop by the library to pick up your copy. This is an informal group, all that is needed is a love of books. Refreshments will be served. The Winhall Memorial Library is located at 2 Lower Taylor Hill Rd. For more information email winhalllibrary@comcast.net or call 802-297-9741. www.winhallmemoriallibrary.org


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