Art on Main
Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art on Main’s annual fall fundraising silent auction happens during Bristol Harvest Fest. Bid on jewelry, ceramics, paintings, prints, textiles, books, Vermont food products, gift certificates for local restaurants, healing arts, lodging, cultural events, skiing, etc. Information: artonmain.net.
Walk to Defeat ALS
Sept. 22: 9 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. event. ALS Association Northern New England Chapter annual walk to raise awareness, offer support, raise funds for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Music, breakfast, coffee, barbeque by The Moose Lodge; tribute tent honoring those fighting and lost to the disease. Register or volunteer at alsanne.org.
Champlain Valley Exposition
Vermont Living History & Miltaria Expo
Sept. 22-23: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and until 5 p.m. Sunday. Reenactment encampments, historical societies and museums, period crafters and vendors. Under 6 free with adult. 101 Pearl St. vtgatherings.com; facebook.com/VTLivingHistory, firstname.lastname@example.org, 778-9178.
The Moose Foundation
12th annual Bruce Moose Ride
Sept. 23. The Moose Ride raises awareness and funds for motorcyclists injured in riding accidents. Registration 9 a.m.; ride leaves at 10 a.m. from Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, 157 Pearl St.; returns for a complimentary lunch. Free; donations welcomed. moosefund.org.
Essex Junction village venues
Arts & Innovation Festival
Sept. 21-22: Second annual festival hosted by the Essex Hub “steAmfest 2018: The Art of Possibility” combines art and exhibitions to highlight the intersections between art and science, technology, engineering and math. Friday 5-10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family friendly. Village Art Walk, live music, biergarten, food trucks, artist maker market. Free. The Essex Hub operates a co-working location at 20 Main St. and a co-creating art studio at 9 Main St.
St. Jude’s Parish
TaeKwon Do classes
Wednesdays: 3:15 and 5:15. TaeKwon Do KICKS offers free introductory classes open to ages 5 through adults. Register by email or phone: email@example.com or 377-0476.
Shelburne Democratic Committee
Sept. 24: 6 p.m. The Shelburne Democratic Committee meets to elect a new chair and delegate to the Chittenden County Democratic Committee. As always, newcomers are welcome to attend. Meeting Room 2 at the Shelburne Town Offices.
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn
Champlain Mini Maker Faire
Sept. 22: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Annual gathering of curious creators, builders, DIY-ers and tinkerers pursuing new ideas and embracing STEM/STEAM. New this year, a Makers in the Dark evening program will include Illuminated Woods, Burning Man, and more. Ages 10 and under are free; advance tickets available, $6-18, champlain.makerfaire.com.
Shelburne Farmers Market
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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this week by Full Circle. Information online at the Shelburne Business and Professional Association website: sbpavt.org.
• Hands to Honduras Tela
Sept. 23: 5 p.m. Humanitarian service group, Hands to Honduras Tela, meets to organize for February 2019 trip to Honduras. Volunteers may participate in one or both weeks: Feb. 9-16 and Feb. 16-23. Projects will include painting a hospital wing, constructing a school classroom and a kitchen; providing medical/dental clinics in rural communities, working with school children, and providing CPR training. Shelburne town offices, second floor. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Seniors luncheon
Oct. 23: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Age Well Services hosts a luncheon for those 60 or over. Signup open to Shelburne residents through Oct. 5; others afterward. Menu is chicken and biscuits, butternut squash, apple or pumpkin pie; $5 donation. Call Pat Long at Age Well, 557-5484, to make a reservation.
23rd Annual Mad Dash
Oct. 7: 10 a.m. Meadow Road. Classic foot race benefits Mad River Path Association. 5K and 10K Road Race, 5K Fitness Walk, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont free Kids Fun Run after the Dash. T-shirts for participants, lunch, live music, raffle prizes for pre-registered participants only, silent auction. Registration open: madriverpath.com.
Child Care Resource
Sept. 29: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Toys for many ages and office furniture. Nonprofit connecting child care providers and families. 181 Commerce St. Jane A. Van Buren, 863-3367, email@example.com.
Vermont Passport Agency
Sept. 22: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before applying, visit travel.state.gov/pictureperfect for photograph requirements and travel.state.gov for forms and fees, visit travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center toll-free: 1-877-487-2778/1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TTD). Credit card or personal check only. 28 Walnut St., No. 160, Maple Tree Place.
Green Mountain Steppers
Learn to Square Dance
Sept. 20: 7-9 p.m. The Green Mountain Steppers Square Dance Club starts its fall workshop season with two free nights for new dancers. Workshops continue on Thursday evenings. Maple Street Park, 75 Maple St. More information: Susan and Wayne at 879-1974, Dorothy at 658-6554; greenmountainsteppers.org.
Art on Main
Through Oct. 8: “What I Saw: Photographs by Anne Majusiak.” Bristol photographer Majusiak captures local scenes. 25 Main St. Gallery information: artonmain.net or 453-4032.
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
at the Flynn Center
To Dec. 1: Painters Abeer Almogalli and Sabah Abass (Iraq), Hom Pradhan (Bhutan); photographer & poet Umesh Acharya (Bhutan), fashion designers Sahar Alsammarae and Virginie Diambou (Republic of Congo); photographers from “Crossroads: Where Cultures Meet” youth mentor program. Open Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. 652-4500, flynncenter.org.
Burlington City Arts
• Through Oct. 7: In “Traverse,” multi-disciplinary artist Crystal Wagner transforms organic and biomorphic designs into two- and three-dimensional expansive colorful prints, sculptures, and sprawling textured installations. Her floor-to-ceiling installation in the first-floor gallery emerges outside across the exterior façade. Artist talk Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Free.
• Through Oct. 7: “Visual Analogies” offers contemporary photography by Penn Chan and Vanessa Kotovich who explore competing and opposite themes of growth and decay; myth and reality; the beautiful and grotesque. 135 Church St. 865-7166. burlingtoncityarts.org.
St. Michael’s College
Through Oct. 6: In “Maize Meditation,” Amanda Turner Pohan transforms the McCarthy Art Gallery into a library of archival materials documenting corn cultivation from the Abenaki Nation of Vermont to the rise of American agricultural biotech corporations. On Sept. 22, the project includes a special performance at the McCarthy Arts Center at 5 p.m. featuring corn-based foods and a walk to the campus cornfield at 4:30 p.m.
Bryan Memorial Gallery
Land and Light exhibit
Through Nov. 4: “Land and Light, Water and Air,” is the gallery’s annual flagship exhibit featuring juried landscape paintings from dozens of New England and Quebec artists. bryangallery.org. 180 Main St.
Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
Through Sept. 30: “Here We Go Again Yah! Yah!” by the Monet Mamas, five artist friends – Gerri Bloomberg, Pat Burgmeier, Judy Kelly, Mary Lou Marcussen and Ellie Morency – who have studied painting in various media and have exhibited as a group and individually. 22 Barber Farm Road; emilegruppegallery.com.
Vermont Folklife Center
Growing Food, Growing Farmers”
The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury presents “Growing Food, Growing Farmers” a photographic and audio exhibit focusing on the grassroots local food movement in Vermont told through the stories of young farmers in Rutland County and the surrounding area. Four years ago, Folklife Center researchers Greg Sharrow and Andy Kolovos began fieldwork and interviews and assembled this multimedia exhibit on display in the Vision & Voice Gallery (above) through December. The exhibit showcases farmers, often with their families, through large-format photographic portraits by Macaulay Lerman. The ethnographic interviews conducted by Sharrow and Kolovos, and the resulting biographical and audio content in the exhibit, share the experience and insights of the farmers in their own words. In the center’s second-floor gallery is “Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land,” a documentary exhibit and film celebrating the lives of a diverse array of youth growing up in farming families created for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont by Maria Buteux Reade, a Vermont farmer and freelance writer, and James Chandler, a videographer from Dorset, Vt. Information: vermontfolklifecenter.org. 88 Main Street, Middlebury.
Shelburne Craft School
Sept. 27: 4-6 p.m. Reception for exhibit of paintings by artist Carol Dallas that capture the temporal New England landscape. 64 Harbor Road. Information at shelburnecraftschool.org. 985-3648.
Through Sept. 28: New colorful works by Shelburne artist Charles Lysogorski. Davis Studio Gallery, 916 Shelburne Road. More information: lysogorski.wixsite.com/charles and davisstudiovt.com.
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
(120 battements par minute)
Sept. 29: 3 and 8 p.m. Paris, early 1990s, activists go to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS. Free. Dana Auditorium at Sunderland. middlebury.edu/arts.
ECHO Leahy Center
for Lake Champlain
• Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Science & Stories; free with admission or membership. Sept. 25 topic: Harvest Time.
• Sept. 22 through Jan. 6: Innovation Playground Exhibit celebrates lifelong play and its role in sparking technological, social, and artistic innovation. Visitors of all ages can unleash their imaginations building with giant blue blocks; swimming and soaring alongside virtual wildlife; and inventing contraptions in a maker space.
1 College St. echovermont.org.
BURLINGTON / ESSEX
Phoenix Books Story times
• Saturdays at 11a.m. in both locations. Also Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Essex. Each week features a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite read aloud. Free. All ages.
• Sept. 22: 11 a.m. Phoenix Books Burlington hosts author and ukulele player Robert Broder, to share his new picture book, “Paul and His Ukulele.” Free, all ages. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz.
Webby’s Art Studio
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craft projects in the classroom in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Old Cemetery Association
Sept. 27: RSVP/lunch reservation deadline: email@example.com. Meeting is Oct. 6 starting at 9 a.m. Talk by archaeologist Gail Golec about her research after lunch. Fletcher Farm School Dining Hall, 611 Vermont Route 103.
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.
University of Vermont
Sept. 21: 5:30-7 p.m. Opening reception for fall/winter exhibitions hosted by UVM President Thomas Sullivan, Fleming Director Janie Cohen, and the museum’s board of directors. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz music. Exhibits include “The Impossible Ideal: Victorian Fashion and Femininity” a display of late 19th-century elaborate women’s fashions that were both stunning to view and uncompromising to wear; “House to Home” presents cultural, ethnographic, and decorative art objects from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania from antiquity to the present to examine the meaning of home.
• Sept. 23: 3 p.m. Co-sponsored with the Ferrisburgh Historical Society, North Ferrisburgh naturalist and author Judy Chaves leads a “virtual” hike up Mt. Philo using then-and-now photographs, old maps, poetry from her new guidebook, “Secrets of Mt. Philo: A Guide to Vermont’s First State Park.” Signed copies available for purchase. $5 or free with museum admission, or membership in Ferrisburgh Historical Society or Rokeby Museum.
• 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. Includes “In Flanders Field,” a provocative art installation by internationally-recognized artist Fran Bull of Brandon and based on the poem by Col. John McCrae. One Park Street. Information: 388-2117, henrysheldonmuseum.org.
Sept. 21: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Art at Hand tour of the “Playing Cowboy” exhibit. Art at Hand Tours allow blind or visually impaired visitors to explore Shelburne Museum with specially trained guides. Participants visit a gallery space, hear detailed descriptions of works of art, and utilize tactile pieces related to our collections. This tour visits the exhibition, “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows” on view through Oct. 21. With paintings, sculpture, film footage and textiles, it explores 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. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education; 6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346. shelburnemuseum.org.
UVM Lane Series
• Sept. 21: 6:30 p.m. Talk. Imar, Glasgow-based quintet.
UVM Recital Hall, 384/392 S. Prospect St. 656-7776. uvm.edu/laneseries.
Jazz Jam for Mercy Connections
Sept. 22: 7-10 p.m. Sixth annual fundraiser. Light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction. 163 S. Willard St. bit.ly/JazzJam18
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
• Sept. 22: 6:30 p.m. Musically Speaking; free discussion. 7:30 p.m. VSO Masterworks. 84th season. Jaime Laredo conducting Vermont Symphony Orchestra Masterworks; featuring Peter Serkin, piano. vso.org.
• Sept. 23: 7 p.m. Mohammed Abozekry
• Sept. 24: 7:30 p.m. Celtic Thunder X Tour.
• Sept. 30: 3 p.m. VYO Fall Concert.
8 p.m. 153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.
UVM Lane Series
Sept. 21: 6:30 p.m. talk; 7:30 p.m. performance by Imar, Glasgow-based quintet playing music of the British Isles; presented with Young Traditions.
Sept. 28: 6:30 p.m. talk; 7:30 p.m. performance by Dover Quartet featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Mason Bates, and Schubert. UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. 656-7776. uvm.edu/laneseries.
Vermont Sings for Peace Concert
Sept. 22: 7:30 p.m. 11th annual. Counterpoint, Harwood High School Choir, Mad River Chorale, Slate Valley Singers, Vermont Chamber Artists. Free; donations benefit Kids4Peace. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Michael’s College, One Winooski Park. counterpointchorus.org; kidsforpeaceglobal.org.
Mahaney Center for the Arts
• Sept. 28: 8 p.m. Voice of the Violin: Beginnings and Now. Grammy-nominated Peter Sheppard Skærved. Salon-style concert.
• Sept. 29: 7:30 p.m. The Dick Forman Jazz Group: “What Is This Thing Called Jazz 2.” Free. middlebury.edu/arts/mcfa
Town Hall Theater
• Sept. 23: 4 p.m. Faculty at Middlebury Community Music Center present a benefit concert to mark the center’s fifth anniversary. The program will include classical and jazz selections. The center offers music instruction to all who seek it in the community. Tickets at the door: $10 general admission, $20 generous admission. Or purchase online at townhalltheater.org, call 382-9222, or at the box office Mon.-Sat. noon to 5 p.m.
• Sept. 28: 7 p.m. Mellow Yellow “Sixties Flashback,” 10th anniversary psychedelic light show and music by Vermont-based 60s tribute band. $15. 68 S. Pleasant St. Tickets: 388-9222, townhalltheater.org.
Green Mountain Club
Bird Monitoring in Delta Park
Sept. 22: 8:30 a.m. meeting time at the Delta Park parking area at the end of Windemere Way in Colchester. Delta Park is a birding hotspot. This 1-mile walk will track species and submit data to eBird.org for citizen science. Easy hike / walk; leisurely pace. Julianna Tyson, email@example.com or (978) 994-0482.
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.
• Sept. 23: East of Eden. Ride 50 or 60 miles, moderate/strenuous with two possible routes. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at Eden Elementary School on Route 100. Leader: Matt Kuivinen, 881-9045 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-Leader: Brian Howard, 505-1148 / email@example.com.
Burlington Garden Club
Sept. 23: Reservation deadline for Sept. 25 event with Chef Liz Barbour, author of “Creative Feast.” Her talk, “Cooking and Gardening with Herbs and Edible Flowers” will include cooking demonstration, samples, slide presentation. Books for purchase and signing. United First Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. Carolyn Bates, Burlington Garden Club, 238-4213, firstname.lastname@example.org; creativefeast.com
Phoenix Books Burlington
• Sept. 20: Laurie Forest, Vermont author of “The Iron Flower,” discusses her young adult novel and sequel to “The Black Witch.” Free admission for under 18.
$3 ticket benefits Vermont Foodbank, includes $5 discount on featured book.
• Sept. 22: 1 to 3 p.m. Maureen Johnson, author of “Truly Devious,” the first of a new murder-mystery series. maureenjohnsonbooks.com. Free.
7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz
Green Mountain Audubon Society
“Birding in Chile: From Santiago to Tierra del Fuego”
Sept. 26: 6:30 p.m. Bob and Shirley Johnson share their 2017 birding trip to Chile. Shirley will describe and share images of Chile’s volcanoes, mountains, flowers, birds and wildlife including pumas, penguins, pelicans and plovers. Free. Burnham Library Meeting House, Route 2A in Colchester village. greenmountainaudubon.org.
Saint Michael’s College
• Sept. 24: Jordan Alexander Stein, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Fordham University presents “Fantasies of Nina Simone,” a talk examining the legacy of the Civil Rights Era American singer. Saint Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room.
• Sept. 27: 7 p.m. Dr. Bryan Fair presents a lecture “Between Democratic Pluralism and Racial Dominance: The Escalating Threat of White Supremacist Violence and Intimidation, and the struggle for Inclusive American Citizenship.”
Vermont Genealogy Library
Sept. 22: Using familysearch.org. $10. Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. 310-9285, vtgenlib.org.
Sept. 26: 7 p.m. Authors Bernie Lambek and Bill Schubart discuss Lambek’s first novel that combines mystery, courtroom drama, and sociological investigation, “Uncivil Liberties.” A Montpelier lawyer for the past 25 years, Lambek represents many Vermont school districts, often working on issues of student speech and religion. He serves on the Boards of the Vermont ACLU and the Green Mountain Film Festival. Free. 2 Carmichael St. phoenixbooks.biz or 872-7111.
Shelburne Field House
Sept. 22: 10-11 a.m. Free presentation with Nancy Somers, certified reflexologist for 35 years. Informal demonstration of the ancient Chinese art of hands-on therapy for the feet and hands used to relieve tension and improve overall health. Register: email@example.com. More information: 318-3857.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Sept. 20: 7 p.m. Hosted by the Outreach Committee, former South Burlington teacher, state representative and writer with an interest in black history, Bob Walsh, will lead a discussion of the book, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Refreshments provided. Copies of the book are for sale at a discount at Hopkins Bookstore inside Trinity Church, 5171 Shelburne Road.
Education & Enrichment for Everyone
Fall Speaker Series
• Sept. 21: “Justin Morrill: The Man and His Homestead,” Glenn Andres, Professor Emeritus, History of Art and Architecture, Middlebury College.
2-3 p.m. presentation; Q&A follows. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. $5 at door or $45 membership, includes all talks. eeevermont.org.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
• Sept. 20, 21: 8 p.m. Josie Leavitt: So This Happened. FlynnSpace.
• Sept. 22: 8 p.m. Mohamed Abozekry & Karkade. FlynnSpace.
• Sept. 28: Chris D’Elia, Follow The Leader 2018 Tour. MainStage.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org
St. Michael’s College
Sept. 25: 6:30 p.m. First of a three-session workshop and training “Talking with Kids about Racism” in the International Commons on campus to address the impact of racism on our children. Designed to help people discuss race issues with children in a meaningful and age-appropriate way; includes resources, discussion, and role-playing. Geared toward leaders of mentor programs; must attend all sessions. Also Oct. 2, 9. Contact: Victoria Castillo, firstname.lastname@example.org.