Aug
4
Tue
2015
Time Travel at Billings Farm & Museum
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 7 – August 18: Time Travel Tuesdays Experience late 19th century chores and pastimes in the farmhouse firsthand, and stay as long as you like. There’s plenty of work and fun for every age!

Where the Wilder Things Are, storytime @ Wilder Club and Library
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tues., Aug. 13, 10 a.m.:  Where the Wilder Things are  story time at the Wilder Club and Library

Story Time
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Hartland Public Library,
(802) 436-2473 or www.HartlandLibraryVT.org.

Italian Conversation Group @ Hartland Library
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Italian Conversation Group – every Tuesday, 1pm – 2pm

802-436-2473
www.HartlandLibraryVT.org
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 & Sat: 9-2

French Conversation Group @ Hartland Library
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

French Conversation Group – every Tuesday, 2pm – 3pm

www.HartlandLibraryVT.org
Tues: 10-6, Wed: 12-8, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 10-6 & Sat: 9-2

Junior Ranger Program – Life in a Log @ Marsh - Billings
Aug 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays 2:30 pm, August 4 Life in a Log. Throughout the summer, 6-12 year olds can join a ranger for an exciting 1½ hour hands-on exploration and earn a Junior Ranger Badge.

Bone Builders Classes
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bone Builders Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, now at 3-4 p.m. Adults of all ages are welcome to this free exercise program, developed at Tufts University. Call 457-3277
Please visit www.thompsonseniorcenter.org for details on all Thompson classes, programs, trips, and events.

“Heroes of Antiquity”, Project (ages 5-11) @ Quchee Library
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tues., Aug.4, 4 p.m.: Every Hero Has a Story series for kids ages 5-11 continues at the
Quechee Library with a “Heroes of Antiquity” theme. Projects include making sandals, laurel wreaths or a Greek pot.

Walking Tour: Public Art on Dartmouth Campus
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

4 August, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL WALKING TOUR
Public Art on Campus
Meets in the Maffei Art Plaza
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Walking Tour:Public Art on Dartmouth College Campus
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

4 August, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
SPECIAL WALKING TOUR
Public Art on Campus
Meets in the Maffei Art Plaza
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Business Effectiveness Series
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

February topic:
Guerilla Marketing in the Upper Valley
Find out how to use simple inexpensive (even free) tactics to effectively market your business. Based on the concepts called Guerilla Marketing developed by Jay Conrad Levinson.

KYLE BOISVERT & ELI ROCK, live music
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live Music and good people on hand in the barroom every Tuesday night for live music, great food and lots of beer!

North Country Chordsmen Meet, singing group
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This non-profit organization presently has over 50 men in the chorus, meeting each Tuesday evening from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Church of Christ, 40 College Street, in Hanover, NH to enjoy an evening of singing and good fellowship. Men who like to sing are always welcome to stop by and experience the joy of singing in the barbershop style. Singing Valentines are just one example of the various community services provided by the chorus.

The North Country Chordsmen are the Hanover, NH, Chapter of the Northeastern District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society.

To learn more about the Chordsmen visit them on their website at http://www.nedistrict.org/ncchordsmen/

Woodstock Select Board Meets
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Woodstock – Town Select Board

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.
Town Hall conference room, second floor

Opera North presents “WEST SIDE STORY”
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Winner of 10 Academy Awards and 9 Tony nominations including Best Musical! Leonard Bernstein’s Classic American Musical comes passionately alive on the stage of Opera North this summer.

“America,” “Tonight,” “Maria,” “Somewhere,” and “I Feel Pretty” are just a few of of the beloved songs that will have your heart racing in this all-dancing, all-singing musical about star-crossed lovers.

West Side Story is the musical adaptation of two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Tony, one of the Jet founders, falls in love with Maria, sister of Shark leader Bernardo. The two rival gangs face off as tempers flare and passions rage in this modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Aug
5
Wed
2015
Thompson (Bus) Trip To Kittery Maine
Aug 5 all-day

Warren’s Lobster House and Kittery Shopping Trip, Wednesday, August 5, 2015. We return to Warren’s Lobster House picturesque setting overlooking the Piscataqua River in Kittery Maine.
Immediately following lunch we will visit the Kittery Premium Outlets. Itinerary: 9:00 am Depart Thompson Center on Premium Coach Bus, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch at Warrens, 2:00 – 3:15 pm Shopping at Outlets, 6:00 pm Arrive in Woodstock. Please call 457-3277 to reserve your space on this trip followed by prompt payment. The deadline for reservations is July 22nd. Cost: $82.00 Includes Meal and Transportation.

Walking Group, meets Wednesdays
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Walking Group to meet at Union Arena: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Adults of all ages are welcome to meet for spring walking. We meet each Wednesday at the Union Arena where a walking route will be determined. If leaving from the Thompson Center, they will provide you with a ride to and from the Arena, with advance notice, call 457-3277.

Story Time, Quechee @ Quechee Library
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wed., Aug. 14, 10 a.m.:  Story time at the Quechee Library.

Tech Savvy Wednesdays
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Technology is everywhere -from our workspace to our pocket books! If you’ve been having a tough time figuring it all out, we might have the answers for you.

Lesley Hatch will be available to answer any personal technology questions you might have. Her one-on-one sessions are designed to help you get through your tech issues and on to happy computing.

Every Wednesday at the library or by special appointment.

Wagon Ride at Billings Farm & Museum @ Billings Farm & Museum
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 1 – September 30: Wagon Ride Wednesdays Horse-drawn wagon rides featured each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Preschool Storytime @ Windsor Public Library Children's Room
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. For ages 0 – 5 with parent or caregiver.

Opera North presents “WEST SIDE STORY”
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Winner of 10 Academy Awards and 9 Tony nominations including Best Musical! Leonard Bernstein’s Classic American Musical comes passionately alive on the stage of Opera North this summer.

“America,” “Tonight,” “Maria,” “Somewhere,” and “I Feel Pretty” are just a few of of the beloved songs that will have your heart racing in this all-dancing, all-singing musical about star-crossed lovers.

West Side Story is the musical adaptation of two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Tony, one of the Jet founders, falls in love with Maria, sister of Shark leader Bernardo. The two rival gangs face off as tempers flare and passions rage in this modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Woodstock Market On The Green, live music
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Market on the Green
Weds June 10th – October 14
3pm to 6pm
Live music most markets

Come to the Market on the Green! The produce is amazing! Along with the local eggs, cheese, breads and so much more, you can enjoy the music and best of all SHOP LOCAL!

Woodstock Design Review Board Meeting @ Town Hall Conference Room
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Design Review Board reviews all applications requiring Design Review within the Village of Woodstock

George Washington Spied Here: Spies & Spying in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Aug 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This historical lecture will challenge the audience with a different, paradoxical image of Founding Father, George Washington: as a spymaster he could not be open and straight forward. In addition, you will hear and see new insights into the intriguing Nathan Hale and Culper Ring stories(1778-1781). Spying is placed in the historical context of a focus on the New York area, a story depicted in the current popular TV series, “TURN” and is based on a book by Alexander Rose.
Douglas Wheeler is a Professor of History Emeritus, University of New Hampshire and a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

Valley Chords – Women’s Barbershop Chorus
Aug 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Valley Chords Chorus, Vermont’s Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Intl.. Meets Wednesdays, 6:15PM, United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St.White River Jct., Looking for singers; call Joan 802-333-4577; www.valleychords.org.

Adult Creative Writing Group Meets
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Adult Creative Writing Group Meetings
Adult Creative Writing Group. First and third Wednesdays monthly, 7- 8:30 p.m. (February 6 and 20.) No previous writing experience necessary. Fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights… All are welcome! Focus on writing together, support for each other. Please call Barbara with questions at 802-674-2556 or email barbara@windsorlibrary.org.

SunScreen Free Movie: The Creators
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Part of Pentangle’s SunScreen Free Movie Series

Wednesday, August 5
7:30 pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Step into the lives of six artists sculpting South Africa’s future from the fragments of a tumultuous past: Faith47 (street art), Warongx (afro-blues), Emile Jansen (hip hop), Sweat.X (performance art), Blaq Pearl (spoken word) and Mthetho Mapoyi (opera). Born in different areas of the formerly-segregated country, the artists separately recraft history — and the impacts of apartheid — in their own artistic languages. How does creative expression traverse the divide?

The Creators was shot and edited entirely by South Africans, the majority of whom were trained while on the job and now work professionally in South Africa’s burgeoning film industry.

“A profoundly human and humane portrait of an inhumane reality,” The Creators introduces the chaotic sociocultural reality of modern day South Africa through the eyes of its diverse artists. The documentary brings into focus the invisible connections among strangers’ disparate lives, and the creative expression used to traverse the divide. Ranging from graffiti artist and mother Faith47 to self-taught opera legend Mthetho Mapoyi, the artists craft music, visual art and dance to communicate across boundaries and refute apartheid’s myth of separation. An intimate, refreshing, and deeply revealing look at those remolding the legacy of apartheid, The Creators has been praised as “a beautiful and important contribution…to the literature of creativity and its endless capacity to fuel transcendence” (Ian Biederman, Executive Producer of Shark).

Run Time: 1 hr. 29 min.

Directed by Laura Gamse and Jacques de Villiers

Aug
6
Thu
2015
Free Writing Group @ Reading Public Library
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Free Writing Group At Public Library
The Reading Public Library is sponsoring a free writing group, which meets at the library each Thursday at 10 a.m. Writers of all abilities and levels are welcome. Talk about and share your work and get feedback from others who are working on projects of their own. The program will be ongoing; come each week or drop in whenever you like. For more information, call Libbet Downs at 484-0027 or call the library at 484-5588. No registration is required.

Preschool Storytime
Aug 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Preschool story hour takes place every Thursday morning at 10:30. All are welcome for stories, poems, songs, finger-plays and a seasonal craft.

Brown Bag: Greg Abate and the Bill Wightman Trio
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Rain Location: Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
Free and open to the public.

Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to ’87.

Feast and Field Market, music – Barnard
Aug 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This weekly farmers’ market is hosted by Heartwood Fable Collective Farm, Eastman Farm, Kiss the Cow Farm and Camp Red Clover, and held each Thursday from June 11- Oct. 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m., featuring fresh food, hot tacos, cold ice cream, live music and children’s activities.
Come do your shopping from local farmers and craftspeople, and enjoy an evening out. The market is located at 1544 Royalton Turnpike Road.

Bone Builders Classes
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bone Builders Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, now at 3-4 p.m. Adults of all ages are welcome to this free exercise program, developed at Tufts University. Call 457-3277
Please visit www.thompsonseniorcenter.org for details on all Thompson classes, programs, trips, and events.

Tea Theater, Classic Film and Conversation @ Quechee Library
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurs., Aug. 6, 3 p.m.: Tea Theater at the Quechee Library includes the showing of a classic film, conversation and refreshments. More information at www.quecheelibrary.org

River Road Summer Concert Series: The Phil Henry Acoustic Duo
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

River Road Summer Concert Series
This outdoor concert series takes place on the Library Playing Fields on River Road in Killington. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and a picnic basket for snacking and enjoy a variety of musical talents while marveling the natural beauty of the hills on River Road.
Date & Time: Thursdays, July 09 – August 13 2015, 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: Sherburne Memorial Library
July 9th: Blue Rooster Band
July 16th: The Twangtown Parmours
July 23rd: Dean Shot and the Solid Fenders
July 30th: Chad Hollister Band .. at the.. 4th Annual Chili Cook-off
August 6th: The Phil Henry Acoustic Duo
August 13th: Samirah Evand and Her Handsome Devils

Open Mic, ArtisTree
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 
ArtisTree Community Arts Center & Gallery
Purple Crayon Productions
1206 VT Route 12, Mount Tom Building
Woodstock, VT 05091
802.457.3500 (P) 802.457.1115 (F)
 
www.artistreevt.org

Opera North presents “The Tender land”
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Tender Land
Romance and youthful dreams are the stuff of beloved American composer Aaron Copland’s coming-of-age story.
The time is the 1930s during Spring Harvest. Young Laurie is determined to escape life on the family farm and find true love in this classic American tale that will arrest you with its lyrical beauty and soaring melodies. A unique opportunity to experience this most romantic and rarely-performed American classic.
Go to operanorth.org for more information.

Aug
7
Fri
2015
GMHA: Festival of Eventing: Aug. Horse Trials
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day

Green Mountain Horse Assoc is in South Woodstock. Spectator are welcome free of charge. For more information go to gmhainc.org

Food Ways Friday at Billings Farm & Museum @ Billings Farm & Museum
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 10 – October 16: Foodways Fridays Discover how we use seasonal vegetable and herbs from our heirloom garden in historic recipes. Different take-home recipes each week!

Musical Weekend At Shir Shalom
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The musical focus this summer continues at Congregation Shir Shalom in Woodstock, with of a full weekend of music and song led by Cantor Melanie Cooperman, a rising star within Reform Judaism.
Cantor Cooperman will be leading several wonderful events at Congregation Shir Shalom beginning with Shir Ha’Shabbat — a song session — on Friday evening, Aug. 7 starting at 6 p.m., followed by Shabbat at 7 p.m. The music continues on Saturday evening, beginning at 6 p.m., with a High Holy Day music workshop and light dinner. This is open to everyone who likes to sing and would like to become more familiar with the beautiful, sometimes haunting, melodies of the Jewish High Holy days. The weekend with Cantor Cooperman will conclude at Shir Shalom on Sunday morning, with Cooperman leading a Jewish Yoga class, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Ottauquechee MusicFest
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, August 7th marks the second year of the Ottauquechee Musicfest, a musical celebration in support of Upper Valley nonprofits. This must attend event is produced and directed by Dartmouth College Music Director, Walt Cunningham, Jr. Walt brings with him a team of world-class performers from New York, Chicago and Boston. To reserve your tickets for pick-up at the gate or pre-event pick-up, please contact The Quechee Club at (802) 295-9356.

“Jungle Book” BarnArts Summer Camp Production @ Barnard Town Hall
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The jungle is jumpin’ with song and dance in this energy-filled theatre program along
Silver Lake in Barnard. During the 3-week camp, youth take on characters, learn songs and dancing, and prepare for the full scale production to be held in the Barnard Town Hall with professional staging, costuming, music and choreography. Specially adapted from the classic film, Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS musical includes favorite tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.”

Opera North presents, “The Abduction from the Seraglio”
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Abduction from the Seraglio
Prepare for a night of comedy, laughs and vocal virtuosity in Mozart’s delicious comedy.

The Abduction from the Seraglio tells of a fair damsel who, like most operatic damsels, finds herself in great distress. Will the dashing nobleman rescue her from her Turkish keepers and the powerful ruler who desires to possess her? Or will the true lovers die in the attempt?

Mozart’s incomparable skill for vocal melody and dramatic tension are on full display in this exotic, colorful production that you’re guaranteed to love.
Friday, August 7, Wednesday, August 12, Friday, August 14, Sunday, August 16 – Matinee @ 2:00 pm
Go to operanorth.org for more information.

Pentangle Movie: Minions (PG)
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Tickets: $8.00 Adults | $7.00 Seniors | $6.00 Students
*Movie tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only.*

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

Starring Jon Hamm, Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud

Directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin

Run Time: 1 hr. 44 min.

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