Calendar

To submit your event to the Vermont Standard calendar, please email calendar@thevermontstandard.com with the Name of your event, the time (start and end) as well a a brief description of the event.

Aug
15
Tue
“WOW (Women of Wonder) Evolution” Group Art Exhibit
Aug 15 – Sep 30 all-day

Women of Wonder (WOW) is proud to exhibit a sample of their quilts, paintings, beadwork, journals, surface design and knitted objects at the Norman Williams Public Library. Since they shared a local quilting class ten years ago by quilt artist Dianne Hire of Maine, WOW has met monthly to share projects, feedback and support. In those ten years of camaraderie, members have been on a creative journey, occasionally exhibiting their work in quilts and other media. Please join us for the show’s opening from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on Friday, August 18th.

Aug
19
Sat
PaddlePower, Benefit to Support Mental Health @ Connecticut River locations
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

Titlle: PaddlePower
Date and Location: August 19-20, 2017. Orford (NH), Thetford (VT), Hanover (NH), Wilder (VT)

It’s the 15th annual Paddle Power event. Join us for part or all of a fun weekend of activities to support mental health treatment and suicide prevention services by West Central Behavioral Health. Canoe, kayak, walk or donate as we raise money and awareness. Enjoy food, fun and entertainment along the beauty of the Connecticut River with the camaraderie of fellow paddlers and walkers. For detail on locations or to donate, register, or learn more, visit www.paddlepower.org

Sidewalk Sales in Woodstock
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day
Under Armour Mountain Running Series
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

Killington Resort will play host to the inaugural 2017 Under Armour Mountain Running Series this summer when the three-mountain city tour will visit Vermont’s peak giving runners seven options of races ranging from 5K to 50K with varying courses, challenges, and views. This running series will take runners off the traditional running paths and through the unique terrain of the Green Mountains during its stop at Killington August 19 and 20.

Qigong at the Norman Williams Public Library
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Come try (or continue) our free qigong class at Norman Williams with Gerry Sandweiss.

Under the Tree 5k and 10k Race
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Under the Tree 5k and 10k Race
Hartland Rec Center
19 RT 12 Hartland, VT 05048
Contact: Jeannie.frazer52@gmail.com

August 19, 2017 9:00am
Registration opens at 8:15am.
Online registration:
https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/UnderTheTreeRace2017

The road race is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hartland Christmas Project, which supports local families year round when hard times hit.

Heritage Chicken Days, Billings Farm
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Aug. 19 & 20: Heritage Chicken Days. A variety of heritage chicken breeds will be on hand for discovery of their unique traits and personalities. Fun facts about chickens and eggs. Children’s games and crafts. billingsfarm.org

Afternoons at the Old Notch School House
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursdays & Saturdays, June 22 – October 14 * 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Thursday & Saturday Afternoons at the Old Notch School. Hands-on activities for all ages at our 1890 one-room school house.

Ascutney “Brownstock” Event!
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us slopeside for an afternoon of music and activities to benefit Ascutney Outdoors as we embark on building the new Ascutney Outdoors Center.
Enjoy live music from local bands, hosted by Rick Davis. As you groove to the tunes, gather your friends and family to play fun field games and purchase food and refreshments from local food vendors.

Date: Saturday August 19th, 2017
Time: Music and entertainment 1pm-6pm.
Place: Slopeside at Ascutney Trails (adjacent to the Rope Tow).
Cost: $15 for Adults, $10 college/high school students. Kids 14 and under are free.
Food will be available for purchase from the following awesome vendors: Griddle and Groovy, The Maple Kitchen and The West Windsor Moonlighters Snowmobile Club.
Buy tickets online (credit card/PayPal) below or at the gate on the day (cash/check only).

Farm House/Manor House Tours
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Farm House/Manor House:
Partner Program with Billings Farm & Museum & Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Discover surprises and similarities on both sides of the Billings Estate: the practical, modern Farm House where manager George Aiken directed the dairy, crop and forestry operation, and the graceful, art-filled Mansion where Frederick Billings, and later his wife Julia and their daughters, established a vision for a sustainable working landscape. Meet at the 1890 Farm House at Billings Farm & Museum at 1pm on the following Saturdays: June 24, July 22, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 21. Your Combination Ticket unlocks these special experiences.

Cooler in the Mountains, Concert Series
Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Top names from the national music scene will be taking the stage for eight FREE outdoor shows as the “Cooler in the Mountains” summer concert series returns. So grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head to the Snowshed Base Area for this family-friendly event Concerts are held from 3:30-6:00 p.m. and guests are encouraged to come early. Saturdays from July 15 to August 26.

Annual Bridgewater Celebration and Fireworks @ Bridgewater
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The annual Bridgewater Fire Department Celebration will be August 19 with a chicken barbecue, raffle, music and fireworks at dusk.

GMHA Casino Night Raise the Roof Fundraiser
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

GMHA Casino Night, Raise the Roof event on August 19 from 7-10pm at the Upwey Barn, Green Mountain Horse Association for a night of Vegas style gambling, food & fun to support the Green Mountain Horse Association’s Upwey Barn Roof Project.
Cocktail Attire. Drawings all night and grand prize for most chips. Cash bar, Tickets and information at gmhainc.org

The Big Sick (R)
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Aug
20
Sun
GMHA Hunter Pace
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aug 20 Hunter Pace
A hunter pace is a low-key competitive event derived from foxhunting. Teams of two or three riders follow an outdoor course laid out over terrain which is meant to simulate the riding conditions encountered during a foxhunt. Riders leave at approximately 9 am.
Green Mountain Horse Association. For more information go to gmhainc.org

Heritage Chicken Days, Billings Farm
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Aug. 19 & 20: Heritage Chicken Days. A variety of heritage chicken breeds will be on hand for discovery of their unique traits and personalities. Fun facts about chickens and eggs. Children’s games and crafts. billingsfarm.org

WC GOP’s Annual Chicken BBQ
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Windsor County Republican Party is hosting its annual Chicken BBQ on Sunday, August 20 at 11:30am at Plymouth State Park’s Echo Lake. The event is $15 per person, and free for those 20 years old and younger. There is a nominal park entrance fee, as well. To pay in advance, you may send a check to WCGOP at P.O. Box 352 Ludlow, VT 05149.

Please join us, and bring your friends. You’ll be in great company with Calvin and Grace Coolidge along with many fellow Republicans. Terry Gulick’s Famous BBQ Chicken will be served, with corn on the cob, salads and desserts. You’re welcome to bring your canoe or kayak, and you will also have the opportunity to win prizes! (Please note, no pets are allowed at the park.)

Please RSVP, and for additional information, call 802-234-5294.

Naked Table, Locavore Lunch
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

The Naked Table Project is hosting a locavore lunch benefitting Sustainable Woodstock. The lunch held on the Middle Bridge (Covered Bridge) in Woodstock on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 12:30pm will offer local foods prepared by the Woodstock Farmers’ Market served on the tables that are built with locally sourced wood by participants in the Naked Table Project put on by ShackletonThomas in Bridgewater.

The Big Sick (R)
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Aug
21
Mon
Books and Beyond: Science For Preschoolers
Aug 21 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Books and Beyond: Science for Preschoolers
This program combines children’s literature and hands-on activities for fun science learning and exploration. Each day features a different book and science activity. For children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. Free with museum admission.
www.montshire.org/programs/detail/books-and-beyond1

Montshire Museum of Science
One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055
(802) 649-2200 • montshire@montshire.org

Eclipse Day
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Monday, August 21—Eclipse Day 10:30am–4:30pm
Get ready for the first solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 38 years! we’ll celebrate this astronomical phenomenon with a host of special viewing tools from sun spotters to pinhole cameras. Let the countdown begin! www.montshire.org

Memoir Group
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Thompson Center Happenings
Memoir Group date and time change: Mondays at 10:30. Ongoing. Anyone may join! Relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
For more information on these and other programs for adults of all ages, call The Thompson Center at 457-3277.

StoryTime for Baby/Toddlers
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Baby/Toddler Story Time
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 3 years
This session features short stories, interspersed with songs and finger plays and runs for about 20 minutes.

Solar Eclipse Viewing—with an astronomer
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Solar Eclipse Viewing—with an astronomer at Quechee
Monday, Aug. 21, 1:30 – 3pm. Drop-in and take a look….and a listen
A total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the USA (from Oregon to South Carolina) starting at 1:15pm on Aug. 21. In Quechee, a partial solar eclipse will be visible. Come to the Quechee Public library to view the sun through a special solar telescope, or safely through special solar viewing glasses. Live streams of the total solar eclipse from various locations in the USA will be displayed inside the library, while solar viewing will occur outside, weather permitting. Dartmouth astronomy professor Brian Chaboyer will lead the viewing sessions and be available to answer questions. We’ll have a kids’ craft project available for young science-minded artists too.

Summer Humanities Council, Book Discussion “The Rings of Saturn”
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Summer VT Humanities Council : Facilitated by scholar Suzanne Brown, we will be meeting at 5:30 PM to discuss various works on Pilgrimage

Monday, June 19, Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen
Monday, July 17, Colorless TsukuruTazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
Monday, August 21, The Rings of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald

Series will conclude with a September event and discussion by John Elder, Middlebury professor and author of ‘Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa from Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh.’ (Details at www.quecheelibrary.org)