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Area Briefs, June 16th, 2011

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Look here for local non-profit organizations to announce their events and information as well as ongoing activities in the area. For complete event listings see our calendar here.

Events At Billings Farm And Museum

Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call for information (802) 457-2355 or
July 4 – Old Vermont 4th.
July 5-Aug. 23 – Time Travel Tuesdays
July 6-Sept. 28 – Wagon Ride Wednesdays
July 15-Oct. 14 – Foodways Fridays
July 17 – National Ice Cream Day
July 30 & 31 – Quilt Exhibition Opening Weekend
July 30-Sept. 25 – 25th Annual Quilt Exhibition

Author Event with Michael Caduto
On Sunday, June 19, at 2:00 pm, author/ecologist Michael Caduto will be presenting a fun family program with hands-on activities to introduce his new books for young people: Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun and Riparia’s River. This program, which is sponsored by Yankee Bookshop, will be held at the Woodstock History Center, located at 26 Elm Street. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Admission: Free.

Connecting Oral Health, Overall Health
In collaboration with Colleen Pause, Stone Dental is presenting an evening meeting to provide information about the connection between oral health and overall health. This free presentation will be held Wednesday June 22, 2011 at Stone Dental, Sunset Farm, Woodstock, VT at 5:30 pm. This meeting will highlight nutrition and its impact on health; what is optimal health, how to achieve it, how to maintain it and the role of supplements. Light refreshments will be served, call 802-457-4464 for more information.

History in Bloom: Reception, Exhibit, Garden Tour, Silent Auction
On Friday, June 24, from 6-8 pm, there will be a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at the Dana House Museum, replete with Celtic harp music and a preview of a special museum exhibit featuring historic fashions, art, and floral arrangements. On June 25, from 11 am – 3 pm, there will be a garden tour as well as the special mu-seum exhibit. Participants will receive a full-color guide booklet and have a chance to participate in a silent auction for floral arrange-ments (some of which are in vases donated by renowned artists Miranda Thomas and Simon Pearce). To purchase tickets, call (802) 457-1822 or go to This event is being dedicated to Betty Emmons.

Fiber Arts Showcase
Green Mountain Perkins Academy 1849-1898 – South Wood-stock Historical Society est. 1956. The Fiber Arts Showcase on July 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. is an opportunity for visitors to learn about fiber art techniques common to community activities in South Wood-stock, Vermont during the 19th century. A variety of the techniques are being demonstrated on antique artifacts given to the Academy by South Woodstock donors. These artifacts are on permanent display during the summer and demonstrations are available by request for educators and visitors during the Academy’s regular summer hours. Summer hours are Saturdays 2pm to 5pm. For more information about the free Fiber Art Showcase (donations accepted) contact www.greenmountainperkins or call 1-802-457-3233. Green Mountain Perkins Academy location is set in a small quaint community on Rt. 106, 4 miles south from Woodstock village.

Woodstock Celebrates July 4th
Celebrate the 4th of July in Woodstock on Monday, July 4, start-ing at 8:30 a.m. until the fireworks at dusk! Activities will begin with the 35th Annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race at 8:30 a.m. Billings Farm & Museum’s doors open at 10:00 a.m. for their Old Vermont 4th. Starting at 4:00 p.m. come to the Woodstock Union High School/Union Arena for fun & games, barbecue, enter-tainment, ice-skating and fireworks at dusk. All events are rain or shine. For further information: 802/457-2500 or

Dave Norman Will Give A Free Talk
Author Dave Norman will give a free talk entitled “Tomorrow’s His-tory—Today!” at Shiretown Books at 9 Central Street on Thursday, June 30th, at 4pm. The author’s talk will look at the challenges and rewards of “active historic preservation,” and is co-sponsored by the Woodstock Historical Society.

Market On The Green Is Now Open
Market on the Green is now open on the Woodstock Green on Wednesday’s, 3-6 PM. This year 30 vendors will sell a variety of locally grown meats, vegetables, mushrooms, eggs, berries; baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, pasta, cheese and prepared food, local crafts and music. Free parking after 4pm! EBT and Debit cards ac-cepted.

Vol. Fire Dept. Seeking Donations

The Barnard Volunteer Fire Department will be accepting dona-tions for the Flea Market for the fourth of July Chicken Barbecue Events held July 2. Check your attic, garage or barn to see if you have any items to donate. All proceeds benefit the Fire Department. If you have items you would like to donate contact either Mike Man-ning 234-5263 or Scott Mills 234-9073 to arrange pickup.

Kayak Demonstration Day Offered
The Barnard Recreation Department and Eastern Mountain Sports of West Lebanon are sponsoring a kayak demonstration day at Silver Lake on June 25, 2011 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. EMS will have assorted kayaks and accessories on-hand as well as staff to assist throughout the day. The event is free to all; under 18 must have a release signed by legal guardian. Location is the intersection of Rte. 12, Stage and North Roads in Barnard. Rain date to be announced if necessary. Any questions, contact

Book Club Meeting
Book Club meets again Wednesday July 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss “The Translator” by Daoud Hari, a short but powerful story of Darfur Club discussions are open to all, so join us for tea and talk at the Danforth Library in Barnard. August 3 meeting to discuss “Boyd: the fighter pilot who changed the art of war” by Robert Coram.

Swimming Lessons Offered
Barnard Academy is one again offering swimming lessons at Sil-ver Lake. Session one: July 5-15 and Session two: July 18-29. Call Deb Wood for application/questions. Benefits the BEES.

Community Garden Space Available

Oak Chapel Christian Fellowship has community garden space available to anyone that would like to use it. Contact Robert Griggs @ 802-672-5569 with any questions.

Essay Contest For Ages 10 to 19
The Bridgewater Historical Society is sponsoring an essay contest for Bridgewater residents who are full time students ages 10 to 19. The essay topic is the oral history of Bridgewater. Essay winners will receive a $250 U.S. Savings Bond and will read their essay at the Bridgewater 250th Birthday Celebration August 20, 2011. Contest rules are available by contacting Jeannette Sawyer 672-3745, Sue Kancir 672 1521 or pick up a copy at the Bridgewater Town office.

Community Club Meetings

The East Barnard Community Club will on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the East Barnard Hall or in members’ homes. Call (802) 763-8819 for location or for information regarding club activities. New members are always welcome to attend.


Events at the Hartland Public Library
Hartland Public Library, P.O. Box 137: 153 US Highway 5, Hart-land, VT 05048. 802-436-2473 –
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 and Sat: 9-2
Tuesday, June 21 – 5:00 PM – Summer Reading Kick-off for adults & children. BYO Picnic and have dinner on the lawn at 5:00 PM, then enjoy Jennings & Ponder performing an evening of story-telling, with Celtic music played on harp and concertina at 6:00 PM. FREE.

Killington Wine Festival

The 10th Annual Killington Wine Festival will be from July 22 through 24 on Killington Mountain. For information contact Killington Chamber of Commerce (802) 773-4181, (800) 337-1928 or

‘Growing Local Fest’

A Celebration of All Things Local is the subtitle of the Growing Local Fest to be held June 16 on the South Royalton Green from 3-9 p.m. Free.

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth Notch

Wednesday Afternoons with Farmer Fred. Spend a fun and in-formative afternoon with Plymouth’s own Fred DePaul. Fred, well known for his engaging humor, will demonstrate a variety of historic farming activities such as sheep shearing, grain flailing, log cutting, and wagon rides. Call ahead for the weekly program.
Every Wednesday through October 12, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tales of The Notch. Join site administrator Bill Jenney for a spe-cial guided tour of Calvin Coolidge’s Plymouth Notch. This leisurely walk through the village and surrounding fields will offer unique insights into the man who became our nation’s 30th President. Held weekly through October 14; call ahead for day and time.
Tales of The Notch June schedule: June 16 (2:00) June 21 (2:00) June 30 (2:00)

Annual Plymouth Strawberry Festival
Annual Plymouth Strawberry Festival – Wed June 22. 5:00 – 8:00 PM Camp Plymouth State Park on Echo Lake (free admission to the park that evening) Rain or Shine come enjoy burgers, hot dogs, homemade salads & baked beans Plus yummy strawberry shortcake with ice cream & real whipped cream In addition, you can participate in the huge raffle with over 50 wonderful prizes. Youngsters will enjoy face-painting & the bouncy house. There will be entertainment, including a talent show. This event is sponsored by the following groups & will benefit: Tyson Ladies Aid – yearly scholarships for high school seniors at Woodstock Union & Black River High Schools – Tyson Church – offering children/youth programs & community out-reach. Plymouth Emergency Services – volunteers providing fire protection & education & medical assistance. Community volunteers – funding for Windsor Youth Services.

250 years of Plymouth History
On July 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Old School House next to the Cheese Factory at Coolidge Historical Site in Plymouth. Oral histories on the hour (except noon.) artifacts, old photos, books, documents, historical displays and souvenirs. For more info call Betsy Tonkin 672-3179 at the Plymouth Vermont Historical Society.

Annual Pomfret Strawberry Supper

Annual Strawberry Supper, July 2nd, at the Pomfret Town Hall. Sittings at 5,6,7,8 p.m. Supper includes ham, baked beans, salads, breads, and famous strawberry shortcake. Supper is hosted by North Pomfret Congregational Church. Tickets sold at the door or for reservations call Betty at 457-1014.

Music Sunday June 26

Music Sunday will take place at the Quechee Community Church June 26, at the 10 am service. There will be special choir music, vocal ensembles and solos, instrumental music, handbell trio music and hymn singing. Ellen Satterthwaite is the music director; the pastor is Jo Shelnutt-Melendy. Come and enjoy this special music festival Sunday service.

Chandler Gallery Call to Area Artists

Chandler Gallery’s Area Artist Show will take place through July 10. This year’s exhibit theme is “eARTh”. Artists may submit up to three pieces in any size or media. There is a small participation fee of $10 to cover advertising and reception expenses. Chandler takes a 30 percent commission on any work that is sold. Works may be submitted that are not for sale. All work should all be framed or submitted in a way that allows them to be easily hung or dis-played. Please do not submit works that have been shown at the Chandler Gallery in the past. Gallery hours are Thursday 4-6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 3 pm. For more information, contact Betsy Cantlin at 802-431-0204 or

‘Hello Dolly!’ At Chandler
The musical will be presented on June 30, July 1 & 2 at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale at the box office at Chandler Music Hall starting June 20, between 3pm – 6pm weekdays. Seats may also be re-served by calling 802-431-0204 during these hours. Adults $18 / Students $12.

Ducky Derby Benefits Reading Friends & Neighbors Community Foundation, Inc.

It’s Ducky Derby time again — On July 3, come watch 500 ducks launch off a snowmobile bridge and race down the North Branch of the Black River to the Indian Stones on Route 106. Make your way down the path just beyond the Ox Pull to watch your duck cross the finish line. Buy your lucky duck for $5 or increase your odds and get 6 for $25. You can purchase tickets during the parade or ahead of time at Shaughnessy’s Reading Country Store and the Reading Greenhouse. Remember, Reading is home of the best darn duck wranglers east of the Mississippi! This event benefits the Reading Friends & Neighbors Community Foundation, Inc.

June Schedule for Senior Lunches

Windsor: Thursday, June 23 at the Station Restaurant.
Call Volunteers in Action, (802) 674-5971 to make a reservation. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Call leave number to confirm.

For complete event listings see our calendar here

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