May 24 Calendar

Plant and Bake Sale
Hot Dog and Bean Luncheon
May 26: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver St.
Sale might be in front of the cemetery instead of the church. Lunch in Fellowship Hall. Homemade items for sale. Mary Cliver, 247-0180; Phyllis Torrey, 247-7897.

Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair
June 16: 3 to 8 p.m. Ninth annual. Six bands, 30-plus vendors. SunCommon Bouncy House, Vermont National Guard activities. After party: The Welterweights at Hatch 31. Downtown. Ian Albinson, 760-6076,

Nepali Dinner Fundraiser
June 3: 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Sherpa Foods. Benefits Empower1 and Peace for People. Old North End Community Center, 20 Allen St. $20 at door. Advance $18:

Burlington Waterfront Park
26th Vermont Brewers Festival
July 20: noon to 4 p.m. Session 1 (local session discount tickets for Vermonters, $33); 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Session 2.
July 21: noon to 4 p.m. Session 3; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Session 4.
Sessions 2, 3 and 4: $43. Limit one session per day per ticket holder. Burlington Waterfront Park, 1 Main St. Tickets, additional information:

Burlington Waterfront Park
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
July 26-29. 12th annual. Exhibits, concerts, boat show. Main stage concerts presented by Higher Ground. Act for July 26 to be announced soon. Twiddle’s Tumble Down plays July 27-28. Ween plays July 29. Details, tickets online at, by phone at 652-0777 or at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington. Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 33rd Annual Vintage Boat Show with more than 45 boats from Vermont, New York and other northeast states. Also, free concert series July 29-31; musical acts to be announced. All ages. Children 12 and under free. Rain or shine. Also, presented by Higher Ground. More information and updates at

Charlotte Senior Center
Plant Sale
May 26: 9 a.m. to noon. Donations, potted and labeled, gladly accepted before the sale through May 25. For more information, call 425-6345 or 425-3978. 212 Ferry Road.

Saint Michael’s College
Vermont Catholic Charities 
June 6: 6:30 p.m. Vermonters Helping Vermonters. Fundraiser for Vermont Catholic Charities which assists vulnerable Vermonters of all faiths since through emergency aid, counseling and assisted living.
Local food and beverages donated. Live music by the Cassarinos. $50 per person. Dion Family Student Center at Saint Michael’s College. Register:

Grace United Methodist Church
Indoor Lawn Sale
June 8-9: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Payment by donation. 130 Maple St.

Wake Robin
Tag & Book Sale
June 9: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. 24th annual. Household items, antiques, jewelry, sporting goods, plus thousands of books. Many bargains. Proceeds benefit the Residents’ Association, which sponsors activities and events. 200 Wake Robin Drive. Follow the signs from Bostwick Road.

Burlington Garden Club
Celebration of Peonies at Hildene
June 7: 8 a.m. Sign up now for a trip to Hildene, home of Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln, in Manchester. Leave from Doubletree by Hilton Hotel (former Sheraton), Williston Road. Lunch included. Minimum of 35 travelers. $185 (portion may be tax deductible). Details:

Flynn Center’s
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
Through June 30: “Flourish,” works by Vermont artists with disabilities.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. 652-4500,

Burlington City Arts
Through June 10: Vox Populi American culture through portraiture. Free.
Through June 10: Across the Distance. Contemporary Arab art video exhibition from the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Free.
Third Saturday of month,11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family Art inspired by current exhibition.
May 24: 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Express Your Self: What Portraits Can Reveal.” Burlington clinical psychologist Drs. Elizabeth Goldstein and Jean Pieniadz; interactive discussion around the character, struggles and resilience of contemporary society through portraiture. Free.
135 Church St. 865-7166;

Middlebury College
“1968: The Whole World is Watching”
May 25 to Aug. 12: 1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation with national and international events sparking intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit through art, music, and literature looks back 50 years. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery. or 443-5007.

Robert Rauschenberg, Signs, 1970, color screenprint on paper, 35 3/8 x 26 7/8 inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift (by exchange) of Wilson Farnsworth, George Mead, and Henry Sheldon

“Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift”
May 25 to Aug. 12: The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from around the world. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. or 802-443-5007

“Portrait of Young Girl with Doll”, c. 1960, by Jacques Lowe
This portrait is on loan to the Middlebury College Museum of Art from Dr. Stephen Nicholas as part of the exhibition “Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift”. On view May 25 to Aug. 12, it’s part of an extensive collection of photographs of children from around the world. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. or 443-5007.

Spotlight Gallery
“Artists to Watch Part II” 
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., through June 29. Work by Angelo Arnold (Montpelier), August Burns (Middlesex), Jean Cherouny (South Burlington), Vanessa Compton (Greensboro), Robert Gold (Burlington), Renee Greenlee (Burlington), Erika Senft Miller (Colchester), Hannah Morris (Barre),
Sam Talbot-Kelly (Montpelier), Caroline Tavelli-Abar (Rochester), Rose Umerlik (Jeffersonville).
136 State St. 828-3291,

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Anecdotes: Paintings by Philip Hagopian
Through May 29. Rural landscapes. Multi-media pieces. 86 Falls Road. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 802-985-3848 or

Rustic Roots
Badass Babes Illustration Show
Through May 27. Exhibit features 32 works by 11 local women artists. Diverse media and themes. Most of the artwork and some additional prints are available for sale. Information:, or 985-9511.

Shelburne Vineyard
Landscape paintings
Through June. Paintings by plein air landscape artist Donna Bourne, of Studio 266 in Burlington, will be on view in the tasting room starting April 1 through June. An artist reception will be announced soon. Bourne’s colorful work represents the natural world with her interpretation of land and sky, trees, water and light. Information at, the winery’s Facebook page, and 6308 Shelburne Road.

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Family Science Play Day
June 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families invited to a day of science exploration and discovery, hosted by ECHO and Let’s Grow Kids. Activities include hands-on science play with the Big Blue Blocks, games, bubble play, and crafting station.
Through Sept. 3: “How People Make Things” exhibit inspired by the Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours.
Sponsored by Vermont Public Television. Brings the manufacturing process to life showing how familiar objects are manufactured, and the people, ideas and technology used to transform raw materials into finished products. Includes hands-on activities.
1 College St.

Phoenix Books Burlington
June 9: 11 a.m. Story Time with City Market, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle; reading and healthy food activity. 191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Town Offices
Family Scouting Information Night
May 31: 6:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Town Offices meeting rooms. Learn about new opportunities for Cub Scout families as the scouts prepare to welcome girls into the pack starting this fall. Open to scouts in grades K-5. All scouts in this age group are welcome to attend. Questions ahead of the meeting? Contact David Buley at

Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art activities for all ages, inspired by temporary and permanent exhibitions.
May 26: Stroke of Genius Build a natural brush to paint a masterpiece.
In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education classroom. Free with Admission. 6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346;

Fitness at Any Age
Tuesdays 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road. 425-6345,

Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
A century of photography
Through July 8: “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography” featuring three dozen photographs from the Sheldon’s collection selected by retired National Geographic photographer James P. Blair along with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart.
June 20: noon. Blair discusses the Our Town photographs. Limited to 20; advance reservations: 388-2117. Free with admission.
One Park Street.

Shelburne Museum
Through June 3: “Puppets: World on a String.”
Through Aug. 26: In the Garden: Flower Power: Desire, Love and Sentiment; Everlasting Blooms: Floriform Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann; Invasive Species: Insects in the Home.
June 16-17: 15th annual Classic Auto Festival. Electric vehicles. Talks, films, all ages activities. On June
16 at 5:30 p.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony for new electric solar-paneled shuttle replacing old gas-powered shuttle.
June 23 to Oct. 21: Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows.
6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346.

City Hall Park
Summer Concerts
Noon on Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
June 6: The Moon and You.
June 7: Myra Flynn, Paul Boffa & Dave Grippo.
June 8: The Jazz Thieves.
June 13: USAF American Clarinet Quartet.
June 15: Pappy.
June 20: Jacob Green.
June 22: Haze & Dacey.
June 27: Danza Del Fuego.
June 27: 5:30 p.m. The Band Binger.
June 29: About Time.
At City Hall Park. More information:

Discover Jazz Festival
June 1-10. 35th annual.
June 1: 8 p.m. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble. Flynn MainStage.
June 2: 10 p.m. Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio. FlynnSpace.
June 4: 7 p.m. Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom.
June 7: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bill Frisell Trio.
June 8: 8 p.m. Leslie Odom, Jr. Flynn MainStage.
June 9: 5 p.m. door, food. 6 p.m. Belizbeha/Madaila, Dwight & Nicole. Waterfront Tent.
June 9: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Anat Cohen & Churo Adventuroso. FlynnSpace.
June 10: 8 p.m. Rhiannon Giddens, Flynn MainStage.
Schedule and details at 86-FLYNN,

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
June 1: Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
June 30: Ry Cooder; tickets on sale March 9.
July 26: Punch Brothers Tour.

Middlebury College
Senior Week Choir Concert

Photo by Miranda de Beer

May 25: 8 p.m. The College Choir presents its favorite choral repertoire of the past four years, celebrating singers in the class of 2018. Music Department event. Free. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall. or 443-3168.

Town Hall Theater 
Opera Company of Middlebury
June 1, 3, 7, 9: Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Composer André Previn’s take on this American classic stays faithful to the original play. “Streetcar” opens the company’s 15th season and marks the 20th show directed by Douglas Anderson and stage-managed by Mary Longey. Tickets, showtimes and details at, 382-9222 and at 68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets: 388-9222,

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on
The Green at Shelburne Museum
May 26: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. Fleet Foxes.
June 9: The Decemberists.
June 14: Sturgill Simpson.
July 13: Dispatch. July 21: Guster, Vermont Symphony Orchestra.
Aug. 1: Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen, “Good Vibes.”
Aug. 2: 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. Sylvan Esso; TBD. All ages. 12 and under free. $35 Early Bird, $40 GA advance, plus $4 day of show. 877-987-6487,;

Shelburne United Methodist Church
Stellaria Trio
June 10: 2:30 p.m. “Dark Horses.”Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor –two robust, delightful and yet lesser-known works by these celebrated composers. Free. Donations welcome. (Suggested $20 adults, $5 children) Ten percent of proceeds will be given and matched by Vermont Republic Landscaping and Patents as a donation to the Vermont River Conservancy. 30 Church Street.

Shelburne Vineyard
Bluegrass and BBQ
May 25: 6 p.m. Music by Hardscrabble. Food truck by Bluebird BBQ and ice cream from Fisher Brothers Farm.

Summer Music at Grace Series
Farewell Reunion
May 25: 7 p.m. 16th annual. Vermont’s traditional-roots power trio Pete’s Posse performs – Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, Tristan Henderson. Sponsored by Young Tradition Vermont and Grace Church. Bring a dessert to share at intermission. $20 suggested donation benefits Tom Sustic Fund which supports families with children with life-threatening/life-altering conditions. Grace Church, 215 Pleasant St. Reservations if requested:

Frendly Gathering Music Festival
June 28, 29, 30: Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, and more.
Sugarbush (Mt. Ellen). Weekend passes:

Green Mountain Bicycle Club
Upcoming weekend rides
• May 26: 9:45 a.m. St. Albans Explorer: Light, rolling hills; beautiful views by the
lake. The 35 mi. (easy/moderate) route to Kill Kare Park and returns;
the 50 mi. (moderate) route continues on to Swanton and back. Both rides can break
for food at St. Albans Bay. Meet at Georgia park and ride. Leader: Kerry Crosby, 578-3249 / Co-Leader/Social Ride Leader: George Thabault, 598-3409 /

• June 3: 9:15 a.m. Grand Isles Flats. One of the flattest rides of the season; 28 miles (easy/moderate) circles Grand Isle and includes some dirt and will be in the opposite direction and a more casual pace than the long ride. The 58 mi. (moderate) ride can visit St. Anne’s Shrine
(bathrooms and picnic tables but no food) and a fossil bed; food break
at Hero’s Welcome in North Hero. Unlike other GMBC rides, this one splits
between the short and long at the beginning. Meet at Folsom School, South Street in South Hero.
Leader: Bryan Harrington, 899-2908 /; Co-Leader: Holly Creeks,
233-9013, Social ride contact: Donna Leban – 862-1901,

Phoenix Books Burlington
May 24: Thea Lewis, “Wicked Vermont.” Author and creator of the Queen City Ghostwalk has assembled a collection of edgy stories about Vermont characters including a serial killer and a smuggler from Burlington. She will be on hand to share her stories.
May 31: Matthys Levy’s first novel, “Building Eden;” author of “Why Buildings Fall Down.”
June 5: Maria Hummel, third novel, “Still Lives.”
Events at 7 p.m. Tickets: $3 for Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book. Coupons expire at end of event.
191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Phoenix Books Essex
May 29: 7 p.m. Fearn Lickfield, director of the Green Mountain Druid School and founder of Guardians of the Sacred Earth, presents “A Druid’s Legacy,” and discusses the late Ivan McBeth’s book, “The Bardic Book of Becoming,” an introduction to modern Druidry. 2 Carmichael St. 872-7111,

Agency of Natural Resources
Moose herd discussion
June 26: 4 to 5 p.m. Presentation/discussion of the health of Vermont’s moose herd. Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive. Link to join remotely at

Richmond Free Library
Author Katherine Paterson
June 5: 6:30 p.m. Award-winning Vermont children’s author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel “Bread and Roses, Too,” the 2018 selection for the Vermont Humanities Council’s statewide Vermont Reads program. The book tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Mass. textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. The book’s themes include the immigrant experience in America, labor history, and Vermont history. Free. Pre-register at the library, by contacting or 434-3036.

Flynn Theatre
June 20: “David Cross: Oh Come On Tour.”
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

Main Street Landing
Black Box Theatre
“Spielpalast Cabaret”
May 25, 26, 27, 31, June 1 and 2: 7 p.m. cocktail hour, 8 p.m. show.
May 26 and June 1: 10 p.m. cocktail hour, 11 p.m. show. Vermont’s longest-running cabaret troupe returns with wit, jazz, sass and satire. “Spielpalast Cabaret” brings vintage burlesque and vaudeville to the stage. Cash bar and entertainment prior to shows. $25 advance; $27 one hour before show time. 60 Lake St. 86-FLYNN,

Very Merry Theatre Teens
“Into the Woods”
May 25-27: Friday, Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 6 p.m.; matinee Saturday 2 p.m. This modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales takes a musical format telling the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel using a story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family, and a witch. Admission by donation. O.N.E. Community Center, 20 Allen St.

Lost Nation Theater
“Urinetown, the Musical”
May 31: 7:30 p.m. $15 preview.
June 2: 2 p.m. $15 preview.
June 3, 9, 10, 16, 17: 2 p.m.
June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16: 7:30 p.m.
Kathleen Keenan as Penelope Pennywise. Satire on capitalism, populism, politics, people, and musical theater and a cautionary tale about clean water. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. Tickets: 229-0492,,

Veterans Homestead Series
May 27: “Designing and Building the Resilient Garden.” Sweet Butters Farm. For veterans or family members who would like to participate: 377-1214,

Red Wagon Plants
Grow Your Own Cut Flowers
June 2: 10 a.m. to noon. Part 1 of this workshop will guide the beginner to growing a cutting garden. Led by Nina Foster. Will look at varieties of cutting flowers and herbs, prepping beds and pots, planting, composting and fertilizing, many tips. Cost: $45. Part 2 in August will cover harvesting and arranging. More about Foster at

Shade-loving planters
June 5: 6-7:30 p.m. Make and take Tuesday. Learn about the right plants to grow shade including perennials, annuals, foliage plants, and even edible plants. Plants and pots to choose from. Snacks, beverages. $35.
Register at or email

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