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 www.billingsfarm.org
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
Programs For Preschoolers At Billings
Programs offered Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9 -10:30 a.m.
How To Speak Moo – July 6 & 7
Hurry – July 13 &14
Can’t Sleep Without Sheep – July 20 & 21
Farm Ham – July 27 & 28
To register call 802-457-2355 Limited enrollment.
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.
Barnard Volunteer Fire Department Plans July 4th Festivities
The Barnard Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual flea market and chicken barbecue on Saturday July 2nd at the Barnard Town Hall. Anyone wishing to donate items can contact Scott Mills at 234-9073 or Mike Manning at 234-5263. Raffle tickets for a variety of prizes including a Titan generator, firewood, and heating fuel can be purchased from any Barnard fireman. The flea market begins at 10:00am followed by the popular chicken barbecue at 11:00am. There will be a dance at the Barnard Town Garage 8:30-12:30pm on Saturday night and admission is free but donations are al-ways appreciated.
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 BarnardRec@YAHOO.com.
Legislative Review and Discussion
State Representative Jim Eckhardt will be at the Bridgewater Grange on Route 100A on Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 pm to review and discuss this year’s Legislative Session and how the bills passed will effect the people and businesses of Vermont. Refreshments will be served.
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.
Firemen’s Fun Day Held
The East Barnard Firemen’s annual Fun Day will be held on Sun-day, July 10 with a chicken barbecue and parade.
Events at the Hartland Public Library
Hartland Public Library, P.O. Box 137: 153 US Highway 5, Hart-land, VT 05048. 802-436-2473 email@example.com – www.HartlandLibraryVT.org
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 and Sat: 9-2
Film: Vanishing of the Bees – Friday, June. 24, 7:30 PM
Free admission. Sponsored by State of the World Films
Desc: Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. Directors George Langworthy and Maryam Henein present not just a story about the mysterious phe-nomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, but a platform of solutions, encouraging audiences to be the change they want to see in the world.
Restrepo – Friday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. Free Admission.
Desc: The war in Afghanistan has become highly politicized, but soldiers rarely take part in that discussion. This film captures the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. Soldiers are living and fighting and dying at remote outposts in Afghanistan in conditions that few Americans back home can imagine. Their experiences are important to under-stand, regardless of one’s political beliefs. Beliefs may be a way to avoid looking at reality. This is reality.
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 www.killingtonchamber.com
Ongoing Events At VINS Nature Center
VINS Nature Center Exhibits and Nature Store is open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Located on Route 4 just west of the Quechee Gorge. Call 802-359-5000 or visit www.vinsweb.org for details.
Robot Zoo Exhibition at the Montshire Museum: Join us daily form 10:00 – 5:00 for Robot Zoo, the nationally touring exhibition, reveals the magic of nature as a master engineer. Visit the Montshire Mu-seum May 21-September 11, 2011, and explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work. Call 802-649-2200 or visit online at www.montshire.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. www.chandler-arts.org
‘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.
Free Reiki Clinics
Free Reiki clinics from a team of volunteer professionals are held at Gifford Medical Center. Experience this ancient form of energy healing at one of these free sessions, which will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m. in the Gifford Conference Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. Call Kelly at (802) 746-8834 for more information.
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.
Public Library Looking For Volunteers
The Reading Public Library is looking for folks who’d like to volunteer on occasion during regular library hours or with upcoming projects. This might mean helping out with a children’s program, baking cookies for a special event, filling in for the librarian, or lending a hand during a fundraiser. There’s no binding commitment. If you’re interested, call the library at (802) 484-5588, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or drop in at 717 Rte. 106.
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.
Writing Group Therapy
Writing Group for those touched by Cancer and other Life-Threatening Illnesses – Thursdays, through July 14th 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Windsor Public Library 43 State Street, Windsor, VT. No prior writing experience needed! Space is limited. Contact the Norris Cotton Cancer Center to register for this free class: 800-639-6918 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden Tour At Old Constitution House
Site gardener Barbara Rhoad will lead an insider’s tour of the perennial gardens at the Old Constitution House State Historic Site on Sunday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.
The Old Constitution House State Historic Site is located at 16 North Main Street in Windsor. The 2011 season is May 28 – October 10, Saturday – Sunday and Monday holidays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For further information call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at www.HistoricVermont.org/sites
For complete event listings see our calendar here