Charlotte Congregational Church
Stuff the Truck
Aug. 18: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck will collect gently used household items such as furniture, area rugs, lamps, small appliances, tools, etc. No mattresses, baby gear or large CRT televisions. Donors receive a receipt for tax purposes. Information: vermonthabitat.org/donate-items-to-the-restore/. Contact: Jim Hyde, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-5263.
Richmond Farmers Market
Fridays through Oct. 12: 3 to 7 p.m. on the Volunteers Green in Richmond. Local produce, prepared foods, handmade crafts, baked goods, local meat, spirits, live music and more. A dozen new vendors this season. email@example.com.
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
Aug. 26: 8-9 a.m. Yoga Roots instructors lead outdoor yoga sessions overlooking Lake Champlain to benefit Audubon Vermont. Registration is encouraged so participants may be contacted regarding any changes due to weather, etc. Suggested donation: $10 per class. Information and registration: yogarootsvt.com or 985-0090.
Shelburne Town Offices
Draft town plan
Aug. 23: 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Shelburne’s Planning Commission is working on rewriting the town’s comprehensive plan and is seeking public opinion. Two comment sessions will be held on Aug. 23. Copies of the draft plan are available at goo.gl/M4KWhg. Light refreshments will be provided. Information: Planning and Zoning office at 985-5118; email Director of Planning and Zoning Dean Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Family Movie Night
Aug. 17: 6 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. movie, “Hidden Figures,” based on the true story of African-American women who played key roles in the U.S. space program. All ages. Food and popcorn. RSVP on Eventbrite to ensure enough food for all. Sponsored by the church Outreach Committee.
Shelburne Farmers Market
This Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Shelburne Day. Regularly Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the village green through Oct. 13. More than 50 vendors from Shelburne and the region. Produce, cheese, prepared foods, crafts, jewelry, art, lots more. Music 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this week by Gus Bloch. On Aug. 25 Dixie Six performs. Information online at the Shelburne Business and Professional Association website: sbpavt.org.
Israel at 70: A Musical Tour
Aug. 26: noon. Honoring Louise Stoll. Guest speaker Dr. Janice Weinman, Executive Director and Hadassah CEO. Israeli musicians Hamutal and Arnon Zimra. Catered by Rachel Jacobs of Vermont Kosher. Silent auction and drawing.
$36. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St. Tickets: hadassah.org/events/vermontannualgala2018. Information: Linda, 644-6650, email@example.com
Annual yard and rummage sale
Aug. 17, 18, 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Toys, housewares, dishes, toys; fall and winter clothing for children and adults. Food concession stand. St. Thomas Church, 6 Green St. 899-4632.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION
VA Medical Center
Aug. 18: 9:30 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. The Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Vet Center will host a “Welcome Home” music festival and cookout to honor local soldiers, combat veterans and their families at the White River Junction VA Medical Center on Veterans Drive. This event is open to the public. The opening ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., band performances begin at 10 a.m.; cookout follows at 11 a.m. Closing ceremony will begin around 3:30 p.m. Local bands include The Ramblers, Chris Kleeman, Brothers Band Together, Ted Mortimer Trio, and Bow Thayer.
Familiar places through a creative lens
Bristol’s Art on Main hosts an opening reception Friday, 5-7 p.m. for “What I Saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak,” on view through Oct. 8. Bristol photographer Majusiak has a popular Instagram account where she showcases images of familiar local scenes mostly taken within a 20-mile radius of Bristol, often while walking her dog in the fields near her home and along the New Haven River. She says she never knows what will catch her eye, “so my rule is to always carry my camera with me everywhere.” The former gallery manager at Frog Hollow in Middlebury, Majusiak has participated in the Lenses on the Land workshops and exhibitions at Shelburne Farms; she’s active with the Vermont Crafts Council and the One World Library Project. 25 Main St. Gallery information: artonmain.net or 453-4032.
Burlington City Arts
Current: Nicole Czapinski, “forever, a little ghost.” First artist in new series dedicated to experimentation. Crystal Wagner: Traverse. Site-specific installation, first floor gallery. 135 Church St. 865-7166. burlingtoncityarts.org.
at Town Hall Theater
• Through summer: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals” by three self-taught Addison County Vermont Carvers, Chuck Herrmann, Bill Holway, and Gary Starr.
• Through Sept. 9: “Land Marks…The Land We Mark, Marks Us” Janet Fredericks looks out an airplane window observing meandering rivers, wetlands, forests, and deserts as she sketches the human interaction with the ever-changing landscape. Her works on paper and canvas are part map, part conversation. More information: 382-9222, townhalltheater.org. 68 S. Pleasant St.
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Florals in oil
Through Aug. 21: “Bloom: Paintings by Kate Longmaid.” Contemporary floral still-life oils. 86 Falls Road. Information: fsgallery.com,
Mahaney Center for the
Arts Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Aug. 26: 1 p.m. Award-winning filmmaker Robin Starbuck presents “How We See Water.” This experimental documentary explores intersections of indigenous history and contemporary life in Chiapas, Mexico, through the lives of two young women. Live accompaniment by Vermont Symphony Orchestra ensemble; original score by Middlebury alumnus and composer Matt LaRocca ’02. $12. Robison Hall. 72 Porter Field Road. middlebury.edu/arts/news/node/588455.
ECHO Leahy Center for
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. echovermont.org.
BURLINGTON / ESSEX
• Saturdays at 11a.m. in both locations. Also Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Essex. Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Each week features a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite read aloud. Free. All ages.
• Through Aug. 31: “Reading Without Walls Bingo,” summer reading program for students going into grades 4 to 8 in fall 2018. 191 Bank St., Burlington and 2 Carmichael St., Essex. Info.: phoenixbooks.biz.
Montpelier High School
Aug. 16, 17: The summertime tradition continues with 1 and 6 p.m. shows daily. Smirkus Midway opens 1 hour before showtime; novelties and food concessions. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive. Tickets: Bagitos, 28 Main St. 229-9212. Group discounts: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online at smirkus.org.
MEETINGS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
Aug. 19: 2 p.m. Presentation titled “Keeping the Home (or Cave) Fires Burning” by Red Martin looks at creating the magical ember from which our ancestors (colonial and prehistoric) made fire. Come see how easy or not so easy it was to make fire. And most important, learn how to do it. Bring your children as fire fascinates all ages. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Information: ethanallenhomestead.org.
Through Oct. 28: “The Fabric of Emancipation” an exhibit curated by Michelle Bishop founder of Harlem Needle Arts. The exhibition features the work of eight fiber, textile and needle artists. Guided tours Monday, Tuesday, Friday; Thursday by appointment. rokeby.org.
Henry Sheldon Museum
Through Nov. 11: “Doughboys and Flyboys: World War I Stories by Vermonters from the Home and Battlefront,” includes photographs, letters, posters, and memorabilia mostly from Addison County residents in the service during that war. The exhibit includes “In Flanders Field,” an eloquent, provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon and based on the poem by Colonel John McCrae. One Park Street. Information: 388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org.
• Through Aug. 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Museum Store tent sale. Gifts, home décor, jewelry, toys, t-shirts and more up to 70 percent off. Rain or shine. At the museum entrance.
• Aug. 24: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Evening Yoga with Yoga Roots. Meet at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education for a private tour of the exhibit “In the Garden,” which wraps up soon, followed by an all-levels outdoor yoga class led by Yoga Roots. In case of inclement weather, yoga will be indoors. Yoga Roots and museum members: $15. General admission: $25. Pre-registration required at eventbrite.com/e/evening-yoga-with-yoga-roots-tickets-48381780207.
• 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.”
• Through Oct. 21: “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows” exhibition using paintings, sculpture, film footage, textiles that explore late 19th- and early 20th-century pre-television entertainment that shaped the image and understanding of the American West, Native American culture and the cowboy way of life.
6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346. shelburnemuseum.org.
DAR Mansion Museum
Vermont’s Musical Ladies
Aug. 18: 1 p.m. The Vermont Humanities Council presents Vermont’s Musical Ladies. Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, explores the contributions of 19th-century Vermont women to the traditions of parlor songs, women’s club music contests, and social reform efforts. Abolition, child welfare, temperance, the patriotism of war heroes, and the concerns of those left at home during times of war captured the hearts of these women who sometimes disguised their gender for publication. Free. No admission fees for tours of the mansion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. John Strong Daughters of the American Revolution Mansion Museum, 6656 Route 17 W, Addison; 767-3103.
City Hall Park Summer Concerts
Noon, through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
• Aug. 17: Hokum Brothers
• Aug. 22: Phil Henry Trio
• Aug. 24: Chaque Fois
• Aug. 29: Daddy Long Legs
At City Hall Park. More information: burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts.
Lake Champlain Chamber
• Aug. 18 to 26: Performances in various locations including St. Michael’s College, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and All Sous Interfaith Gathering. This year’s theme is “Decades” for the 10th season. Soovin Kim, Gloria Chien; composer David Ludwig. The program features works that represent every decade from the last 100 years plus new violin concerto by resident composer David Ludwig.
• Aug. 23: All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Road. Individual events or Grand Festival Pass: 846-2175, lccmf.org; flynntix.org.
Summer Carillon concert
Aug. 17: Special time at 3 p.m. for the final concert from Mead Memorial Chapel’s bell tower. George Matthew Jr., carillonneur for both Middlebury College and Norwich University will play ahead of the Language Schools graduation ceremony. Listen from Mead Chapel or surrounding lawns. Free. Information at go.middlebury.edu/carillon or call 443-3168.
Chandler Music Hall
Chamber Music Festival
Through Aug. 25: 26th annual festival with a multitude of performances.
• Open rehearsals through Aug. 23. Free. Starting at 7 p.m. Public is welcome.
• Aug. 17: 11 a.m. Festival musicians join Walter Parker, host of VPR Classical, in the radio studio in Colchester. The public is invited to attend; listen on VPR Classical stations.
• Aug. 18: 7:30 p.m. Performance. Piano Quintet by Ralph Vaughan Williams debuts along with Mozart’s piano quartet in g, K. 478 and contemporary work by Iowa composer, Robert Washut.
• Aug. 19: 11 a.m. Breakfast with Bach. Food by Black Krim. At 12:30 p.m. Festival artists go across the street from the Chandler to Bethany Church to play with members of the Vermont Youth Orchestra to play works by Bach and Handel.
• Aug. 24: 7 p.m. Friday Night in the Gallery. Performance with stage seating. Vermont pianist, Annemieke McLane will perform a solo recital. During intermission audience members can enjoy the gallery’s current exhibit, “A Second Look,” photography local Herald of Randolph photographer, Bob Eddy. McLane’s masterclass with three participants Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. is also open to the public.
• Aug. 25: 10:30 a.m. Concert for Kids. The piano quartet performing that evening will give young music-lovers a sampling of their program. Local writer Marjorie Ryerson and acclaimed Vermont artist Ed Koren, will work with youngsters to portray their impressions in words or drawings to put on display at the music hall. Ice cream social follows.
• Aug. 25: 7:30 p.m. Performance. Beethoven’s “Kakadu” Variations for Piano Trio and Dvořák’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87. This concert also will be performed as an encore in Woodstock at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. Sunday tickets are available through, Pentangle Council on the Arts, pentanglearts.org or 457-3981. For many more details and tickets visit the festival website at cvcmf.org or call the Chandler box office at 728-6464 weekdays 12-4p.m.
Aug. 25: 7:30 p.m. Social Band, Annual Tribute to Summer featuring choral music, poetry and sing-alongs. Program will feature “feisty pieces of the Spanish Renaissance as well as homegrown songs by Vermont composers that both instruct and inspire.” Tickets: $15 advance, $18 at the show. Details at socialband.org, Facebook, 355-4216. 25 Round Church Road. 434-3220.
Aug. 17: 6-9 p.m. Remember Baker, local act. Free and family friendly. Outdoors if weather permits. Food and wine available; portion of beverage proceeds benefits Vermont Historical Society. 6308 Shelburne Road/Route 7. 985-8222, shelburnevineyard.com, Facebook.
Green Mountain Club
• Aug. 18: Bird Monitoring in Delta Park, the birding hotspot for Chittenden County. Track what species are present and submit the data to eBird.org for citizen science. Meet at 8:30 a.m. finish by 10 a.m. Easy hike/walk; leisurely pace; 1 mi. Julianna Tyson, email@example.com or (978) 994-0482.
• Aug. 19: Bamforth Ridge to Camels Hump. Head south on the Bamforth Ridge section of the Long Trail, up and over Camels Hump, then down Alpine and Monroe trails to Couching Lion Farm. The trail climbs 3,700 feet, making it Vermont’s highest ascent, and crosses numerous open ridges. Will require car or bicycle drop. Difficult hike; moderate-strong pace; 9.4 mi. Jill George, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Aug. 25: Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge, Adirondacks. From Route 9. Group will climb over Blueberry Cobbles and Bald Peak, up to Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant, two of the Adirondack’s high (4,000 ft.) peaks, and descend past the Giant Washbowl to Route 73. Difficult, moderate pace;11 mi., 5,300 ft. elevation gain. Contact: David Hathaway, email@example.com or 899-9982.
• Aug. 26: Mt. Hunger and White Rock. Climb the Waterbury trail to the summit of Mount Hunger; side trip to the top of nearby White Rock Mountain. Difficult hike; 6.4 mi., 2,500 ft. elevation gain. Contact: Dana Bolton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Mountain Bicycle Club
All riders must wear helmets. Check with ride leaders if weather is questionable. Riders under 18 need a parent-signed waiver. Rides begin 15 min. after the meeting time. Social Rides are more leisurely versions of mapped rides. Email email@example.com to get on contact list.
• Aug. 19: Waitsfield and Waterfalls. Tour the countryside of Waitsfield and Warren and visit Moss Glen Falls of Warren (not the one in Stowe). Turn around at the falls for a 35-mile moderate ride or continue up Middlebury Gap with a stop at Texas Falls before turning around for a 60-mile moderate/strenuous ride. Meeting Time: 8:45 a.m. at Waitsfield Elementary School on Route 100. Leader: Brian Howard, 505-1148 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-Leader: Matt Kuivinen, 881-9045 / email@example.com.
• Aug. 26: Not Quite Quebec. Ride low-traffic roads near the Canadian border. Route crosses the Missisquoi River twice and travels along the shore of Lake Carmi. Moderate 51 mi. ride or moderate/strenuous 64 mi. Meeting Time: 8:45 a.m. at Tractor Supply Company at exit 20 of I-89. Leader: Dave Merchant, 825-3808/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-Leader: Joyce McCutcheon – 893-1690 / email@example.com.
Lake Champlain Open Water Swim Kayak volunteers needed
Aug. 18: 4th annual Lake Champlain Open Water Swim from Essex, N.Y., to Charlotte. The 3.76-mile race begins at 9:30 a.m., ends around noon with approximately 50 swimmers. The race relies on dozens of kayakers to follow racers. Volunteers are still needed. Rain or shine. Organizers can postpone to Aug. 25 if conditions are poor. Benefits the nonprofit Lake Champlain Committee. Contact organizers at lakechamplainopenwaterswim.com.
Mt. Philo State Park
Hike with author
Aug. 18: Judy Chaves, author of the new guidebook, “Secrets of Mount Philo: A Guide to the History of Vermont’s First State Park,” leads two history-related hikes up the mountain. Free but pre-registration is required online at vermonthistory.org/about-vhs/news-publications/secrets-of-mount-philo. Reception and book signing at 3 p.m. at the summit lodge hosted by the Vermont Historical Society, publisher of the guidebook.
Phoenix Books Burlington
Aug. 18: 1 to 3 p.m. Pat Goudey O’Brien and Lisa Halvorsen, “Backroads & Byways of Vermont;” new Vermont scenic-roads driving guide goes beyond tourist spots to covered bridges, waterfalls and swimming holes, crafts studios and farms selling eggs, and even prize-winning beer.
Free. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. Phoenixbooks.biz.
Town Hall Theater
Aug. 21-22: Town Hall Theater’s Young Company presents the classic American play, “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. The company includes 11 actors, aged 12 to 54, in this four-character play. Performances at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults; $5 for age 12 and under (add $1 preservation fee); at the THT Box Office, 382-9222, townhalltheater.org, or in person Monday-Saturday, noon – 5 p.m., 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury.