Free Writing Group @ Reading Public Library
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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: Will Patton Ensemble
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Combine a jazz/choro mandolinist with a symphony violinist who also plays bluegrass and hot swing, add a string bass player who came of age working the Chicago blues clubs with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy, a professor of music who also plays jazz/ fusion guitar, and a drummer whose career includes the ex-pat jazz world of Paris in the 50s and the folk scene of Greenwich Village in the early 60s. Stir in a little rock & roll attitude and season for 10 years in small clubs and large concert halls and you get some idea of the music of the Will Patton Ensemble.

Led by renowned jazz mandolinist Will Patton, the Ensemble deftly blends these many musical genres into a seamless whole, focusing on high energy improvisation and group interaction. Their repertoire, featuring fiery Brazilian sambas and folk waltzes, gentle choros and hot Gypsy jazz, takes you on a musical journey from a Parisian bistro to a plaza in the heart of Rio, and back home again to your front porch.

Feast and Field Market, music – Barnard
Jul 2 @ 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
Jul 2 @ 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.

JASON CANN, live music – Windsor
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jason Cann has been playing at Harpoon Brewery every Thursday night for many years – there must be a reason why the crowds continue to grow. Come and see for yourself!

Quechee Green Music: SKY BLUE BOYS
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your family and your folding chairs, blankets and a picnic and relax for a couple of hours with some of the best musical entertainment the upper valley has to offer.

Thumpin’ Thursday w/BOYS NIGHT OUT, live music
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Check out the Thumpin’ Thursday Music Nights at Windsor Station.

Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 12:00 am

Come on over to the new CJ’s – located above the Quechee diner. The burgers are great and the music is even better! Hosted by Anthony Funari of The Wheelers.

WAYNE CANNEY, live music
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Meet up with your friends for dinner, music and dance at Bentley’s – Woodstock’s local hot spot.

Hartland Farmers’ Market, Live Music
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hartland Farmers’ Market is Friday 7/3 from 4-7 at the Hartland Public Library Fields!!  Come enjoy some music, get a bite to eat, and support your local vendors. Did you know we have homemade quesadillas made with local flour and ingredients?
They’re really good and really local; come try one!  We will also have breads and spreads this week. You can also expect prepared foods such as quiche and salad, quesadillas and thai, produce, organic dairy, ice cream and meats, eggs, baked goods, stained glass, photos and note cards, hand made bags and more!

Puppet Show, The Ugly Duckling
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fri, July 3, 4 p.m.:  A family friendly event at the Wilder Club and Library begins with a puppet show, The Ugly Duckling, staged by the Vermont PuppeTree, followed by a bit of puppet making. The free event is sponsored by the Quechee/Wilder Libraries.  More information at www.quecheelibrary.org

Gallery in the Garden: Silent Auction & Art Show
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Gallery in the Garden: Silent Auction of Morrill Minis & Art Show Reception

DATE: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:30pm

Justin Morrill Homestead, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway Strafford, VT 05072

DESCRIPTION: The Morrill Homestead’s annual Gallery in the Garden art show and silent auction has become a much-anticipated annual arts event in the Upper Valley, one that features the works of many fine artists from the Strafford community, the Upper Valley and beyond. Artists express the world around us through works that range from inspiring to humorous, and from poignant to exquisite. Reception for the art show opening begins at 5:30pm with a silent auction of “Minis for Morrill” to follow—magnificent mini paintings by artists of regional and national reputation, including Ed Koren, David Macaulay and Rosemary Wells.

WEBSITE: The 2015 gallery of Morrill Minis will be posted on our website:


Phone: (802) 765-4288
Email: director@morrillhomestead.org

Coolidge Salon Series, Featuring Wood & Hennig
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wood ‘n Hen, featuring Michael Wood and Steve Hennig.
6:00 pm July 3, 2015

This duo has been working on and collaborating with their interests in music, tapping into bluegrass, olde tyme and contemporary roots, for 25 years. A brotherhood of sorts developed from a chance meeting in a music store leading to a variety of musical experiences.

This Coolidge Salon is to support and reveal the sincere devotion to excellence in their craft these two “musical pals” have made over many years.
Doors open at 5:00pm and the music begins at 6:00 pm. The Coolidge Salon is with open seating in front of the great stone fireplace which provides a very intimate setting. The program lasts for approximately 50 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Complimentary munchies and punch will be coupled with a cash wine/beer bar.

First Friday Karaoke
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom is making quite a name for itself for as a great place for delicious food and live music. Check out what all the fuss is about! For more information call 802-674-4180. www.windsorstationvt.com

Musical Evening at Shir Shalom
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Musical Evening At Congregation Shir Shalom
On Friday, July 3 at 6:00-8:30 pm. A special musical evening at Congregation Shir Shalom, Route 4, West Woodstock, VT with Cantors Jack and Fredda Mendelson. It will begin with a presentation on Jewish liturgical music, followed by a Shabbat filled with song, led by Jack and Fredda. Open to all faiths and those interested in liturgical music.

West Windsor July 4th – Fireworks
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fireworks and food sales are scheduled for Friday, July 3, and food sales and other great events, including the 1 p.m. parade are on Saturday, July 4.

JOHNNY O, live music
Jul 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Awe-inspiring food and live music from some of the best performers in Vermont.

Pentangle Movie: Jurassic World in 3D (PG-13)
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets: $10.00 Adults | $9.00 Seniors | $8.00 Students
*Movie tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only.*

**Ticket prices include a $2.00 3D surcharge**

The story unfolds 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park,” in a fully functional resort on Isla Nublar that sees more than 20,000 visitors a day. Guests arrive by boat from Costa Rica, and the new park includes a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park type setting. The island also contains a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and golf. And, of course, unprecedented up-close access to real, living dinosaurs – the full execution of John Hammond’s dream. But humanity’s continuing efforts to dominate nature generate unexpected, and dangerous, results.

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins

Directed by Colin Trevorrow

Run Time: 2 hr. 3 min.

Mountain Bike, Vittoria Eastern States Cup @ Killington Resort
Jul 4 – Jul 5 all-day

Vittoria Eastern States Cup –
East Coast Showdown #1, USAC State Championship
July 4 – 5, 2015

Mountain bikers will gather at Killington Resort for the Downhill and Enduro USAC Regional Championships on July 4th & 5th, 2015. The Eastern States Cup is officially sanctioned by USA Cycling for Mountain Biking.

VINS: Bald Eagle Day
Jul 4 all-day

VINS Bald Eagle Day
All activities included with general admission to the VINS Nature Center.
Why is the Bald Eagle our national symbol? How are eagle populations doing in Vermont and North America? Come learn about our resident bald eagles, create eagle crafts, and celebrate our majestic national bird.
Program Activities:
Through the Eyes of Raptors Program
Raptors Up Close Program
Raptor Feeding Time at the Bald Eagle Enclosure
Through the Eyes of Raptors Program
For more information please call 802.359.5001 x223.

Woodstock 4th of July Celebration
Jul 4 all-day

39th Annual John Langhans 7.1 Green Mile Road Race, at 7:30 a.m. on the Green in Woodstock. Team Challenge & Kids Fun Run sponsored by The Spectrum Teen Center. To register for the race as a runner or walker, register online at www.active.com. Post-race festivities will include music, division awards and an award for the most patriotic costume. The Kids Fun Run (ages 10 & under) is free and all kids receive a finisher’s metal.
Billings Farm & Museum’s Old Vermont 4th Celebration begins at 10:00 a.m., featuring ice cream making, wagon rides, historic debate, flag making, spelling bees, and more. Woodstock Rec. Center gym and pools open to the public free 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The excitement continues at the Woodstock Union High School at 6:00 p.m. with games and activities, including a bounce house. The Spectrum Teen Center’s Cookout and Picnic, The Lazy Cow ice cream truck , live music entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with Batmaker and from 7:30-9:00 p.m. enjoy Bow Thayer. Free Ice Skating at the Union Arena Community Center from 6 – 8 p.m.; skate rentals available for all sizes. The Ora E. Paul American Legion and Boy Scout Troop 220 will perform a flag ceremony at 7:00 p.m. fireworks display at dusk.

39th Annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

39th Annual John Langhans Green Miles Road Race
7 Challenging miles in Woodstock on July 4th. Register at Active.com. Great Prizes for the three top winners for both women and men! Sponsored by: Spectrum Teen Center in Woodstock. Please join a 7.1 challenging run or walk through beautiful Woodstock, VT to celebrate the 4th of July! All participants receive a free t-shirt and snacks! We encourage you to bring a group of your friends and family to join in! The course can either be for a competitive run, a nice morning jog, a leisurely walk or a team charity walk all through beautiful Woodstock. There will be a free kids race with medals! It is a fun time with lots of dancing to the live music on the Green! Registration: Begins 7:30 am on the Green. 
Runners Start: 8:30 am / Walkers Start: 8:30 am 
Kids Fun Run (10&U): 10:30 am – Medals for kids. For more information please contact Heather Rubenstein at hrubenstein@wcsu.net

Killington Fourth Of July Activities
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fourth of July Activities
July 4, 2015 (Fireworks rain date July 5)
The Killington Fire Department hosts the Fourth of July party and fundraiser, featuring a parade, BBQ, pool party, fireworks and more at the River Road recreation fields. The events start with a book sale at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. is the fireman’s barbecue. All day will be fun-filled games and entertainment. The traditional fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

Barnard Fire Dept Flea Market and Chicken BBQ @ Barnard Town Hall
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Barnard Volunteer Fire Department Plans July Fourth Festivities
Now is the time to start thinking about cleaning out those garages, basements and attics for the Barnard Volunteer Fire Department’s annual flea market and chicken barbecue on Saturday July 4th at the Barnard Town Hall. Anyone wishing to donate their gently used items for sale can contact Scott Mills at 234-7250 or Mike Manning at 234-5263 and they will be happy to arrange pick up of your donated items. This is a great way to clean out and help your local fire department.
Raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, including but not limited to, dinner for four at Twin Farms resort, two propane barbecue grills, a picnic table, and cash credit for 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.

Coolidge Birthday, July 4th Celebration
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

July 4. President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration. Selected as a “Top 10 Summer Event” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce! Plymouth’s July 4 commemorates the Nation’s birth, as well as the only U.S. President born on Independence Day. The day begins with a Naturalization Ceremony – the induction of new U.S. citizens – at 10 a.m. At noon, the Vermont National Guard leads a march to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the President’s gravesite. Afternoon activities include actor Jim Cooke’s final performance as Calvin Coolidge, “marathon reading” of Coolidge’s autobiography, barbecue, and wagon rides with Fred DePaul. Organized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

Old Vermont 4th at Billings Farm & Museum
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

July 4: Old Vermont 4th A patriotic family celebration featuring the reading of the Declaration of Independence, an historic debate, wagon rides, making 1890 flags, spelling bees, sack races, and lots more.

Woodstock 4th of July Celebration
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Fallout Shelter, Tour @ Marsh - Billings
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Fallout — The Cold War spurred proliferation of technologies with the power of vast destructiveness, and in its shadow a new environmental consciousness emerged. Go back in time with dramatic historic movie clips and a tour of a fully-stocked 1960s era fallout shelter. $ Sat June 27, 10:30am Sat July 4, 10:30am Sat Aug 15, 10:30am

Yoga Hike at Silver Lake @ Silver Lake in Barnard
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

“Freedom on the Lake” Yoga Hike at Silver Lake in Barnard: For this event, we’ll hike on the network of trails that skirt Silver Lake, known for its peaceful, no-motorboats vibe, and enjoy yoga stops in the shady pine grove looking out over the water. Bring a picnic lunch and your swimsuit to enjoy the lake after the Hike, and consider starting your morning at the Barnard Firemen’s Sale at the Town Hall. I pushed back the start time so we could support the Firemen first! This event is $20, payable at the hike. Please pre-register by emailing me at amanda@innerliftyoga.com

4th of July Parade, Brownsville
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fireworks and food sales are scheduled for Friday, July 3, and food sales and other great events, including the 1 p.m. parade are on Saturday, July 4.

Jim Cooke, Final Performance: Calvin Coolidge
Jul 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

President Calvin Coolidge died 82 years ago, but his voice lives on. Jim Cooke, a professional actor, Coolidge impersonator, and dear friend, was described by John Coolidge, son of the president, as sounding nearly perfectly like his father. We are honored that you will be able to experience Jim in all his Coolidge glory when he comes to Plymouth Notch for the final performance of his one-man show Calvin Coolidge: More Than Two Words, as part of the July 4th celebration at Plymouth Notch.

For many years Jim has been impersonating the four “Cranky Yankees,” performances that include President Calvin Coolidge, Edward Everett (Massachusetts Whig statesman), Daniel Webster, and John Quincy Adams. Jim’s theatrical skill brings these four fascinating characters to life. He has appeared throughout the Boston area and at venues like the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and various Presidential Libraries. He also toured Russia as John Quincy Adams, marking the anniversary of the first diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Like his subjects, Jim hails from New England, but he isn’t cranky.

So be sure to come to Plymouth Notch on July 4th to see his final solo performance as Calvin Coolidge. The show begins on Independence Day at 1:30 PM.

Green Mt. Perkins Academy, Opening Day @ Route 106 in South Woodstock
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Opening Day Saturday, July 4th 2015 beginning at 2:000 pm Vermont based composer and multi instrumentalist TIMOTHY CUMMINGS will present a program of traditional bagpipe and 5 string banjo music. Tim recently issued his first solo album “The Piper in the Holler: Tunes from Applachia”

Admission to the Academy and all special events is free and accessible to people with disabilities. The Academy is located on Route 106 in South Woodstock.

Woodstock’s Civil War Tours @ Marsh - Billings
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Discover what life was like on the home front during the Civil War and the pivotal role that Woodstock played in the war effort in Vermont. Home Front Tour — This two-hour walking tour explores sites within historic Woodstock village while offering a deeper understanding of the far reaching effects of the Civil War on the role of African Americans and women, the meaning of citizenship, and the beginnings of land conservation.

“Art On The Farm” Show, Opening Reception, Guided Tour
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Feast and Field Marketplace will host the Inaugural “Art on the Farm” Show, organized by artist Edythe Wright, and featuring the work of local artists placed on a walk throughout the landscape.
Most artists will be present for a guided tour of the artwork on July 4, during the opening from 5-6 p.m. During the opening reception, light refreshments and cider as wine will be provided by Merrybones Catering and Fable Farm Fermentory.

Following the reception, at 6 p.m., prepared food will be available for purchase from Merrybones Catering featuring food produced by participating farms and businesses, including sausage from Eastman Farm, polenta and vegetables from Heartwood Fable Collective Farm, ice cream from Kiss the Cow Farm, and Kombucha by Carin’s Kombucha.
The exhibition runs from July 4 through Aug. 27 and will be on display each Thursday at the Feast & Field Market from 4:30-8 p.m.
Located on the former Clark Farm in Barnard, “Art on the Farm” is hosted by a collective of farms and businesses working with the Vermont Land-trust towards long-term stewardship of the land.

Hartford Fireworks Festival
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartford’s annual fireworks festival is Saturday, July 4 at Kilowatt Park in Wilder, beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Live music entertainment food and games. Rain date is July 5.

CLAY CANFIELD, live music
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy and nice dinner and comfort music from Nashville Country Artist – Clay Canfield – every Saturday night.

GMHA: Starter Horse Trials
Jul 5 all-day

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

Appalachian Trails and Tales, Hike @ Meet at Billings Farm & Museum visitor center
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Appalachian Trails and Tales — Extending from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is a stellar example of citizen stewardship. Explore a section of the trail on a 3-hour moderate hike co-led with Ottauquechee section members of the Green Mountain Club. Meet at Billings Farm 7& Museum visitor center. Sun July 5, 10am, Sun July 19, 10am Sun Aug. 2, 10am Sun Sept. 6 10am

Reading Old Home Day
Jul 5 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Reading’s Old Home Day will be Sunday, July 5 from 10:30 to 2 p.m. The parade theme is “Wild, Wild West.” Line Up will start at 10:30 a.m. the parade starts: 11:00 a.m. followed by a chicken barbeque at noon. It will be $10 for a complete meal. The 24th Annual Ox Pull starts at 1 p.m. at Newhall Meadow, the 9th Annual Ducky Derby will be at 2 p.m. at Newhall Field, tickets will be available to purchase at the Town Clerk’s office; Watroba’s Country Store or the Reading Greenhouse.

Lost Big Trees, Tour @ Marsh - Billings
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lost Big Trees — Americans are fascinated by the big trees of the West, but in the East we have our own big trees: white pine, hemlocks, and chestnut. Discover the history, ecology, and future of the big eastern trees. Sat June 27, 2pm Sun July 5, 2pm Sun Aug 2, 2pm
Sun Aug 16, 2pm, Sun Sept. 6 2pm

Yoga Hike in Bethel
Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday “Secret Stone Garden” Yoga Hike in Bethel: 7/5 from 3 pm – 5 pm

Escape the holiday masses and come discover a secret hideaway! There, slabs of granite create platforms perfect for doing yoga poses in the great outdoors. Sheltered by towering pines, this special s tone garden will allow you to connect with all the elements. The 30-minute hike up features an incredible view of a striking white-granite stone quarry striated in colors of white and black.
This event is $20, payable at the hike. Please pre-register by emailing me at amanda@innerliftyoga.com

Grace Coolidge Musicale No.1
Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The famous “Grace Coolidge Piano” will be in the spotlight when the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the first concert of the 2015 Grace Coolidge Musicales on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Grace Coolidge Musicale No. 1. The first of two recitals in honor of one of America’s most popular First Ladies. This “all Mozart” program of vocal and keyboard works features soprano Hannah Murray and pianists Susan Cobb and Abigail Charbeneau. Refreshments follow at the Wilder House Restaurant. Donation is suggested. 4 to 5:30 p.m.

GERRY GRIMO, live music
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by Davidson’s Restuarant in the Quechee Club for Pub night every Sunday throughout the summer. Featuring live music on the deck 9weather permitting) great bartenders and a fabulous menu!

Pentangle Movie: Jurassic World in 3D (PG-13)
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets: $10.00 Adults | $9.00 Seniors | $8.00 Students
*Movie tickets are sold at the door, cash or check only.*

**Ticket prices include a $2.00 3D surcharge**

The story unfolds 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park,” in a fully functional resort on Isla Nublar that sees more than 20,000 visitors a day. Guests arrive by boat from Costa Rica, and the new park includes a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park type setting. The island also contains a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and golf. And, of course, unprecedented up-close access to real, living dinosaurs – the full execution of John Hammond’s dream. But humanity’s continuing efforts to dominate nature generate unexpected, and dangerous, results.

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins

Directed by Colin Trevorrow

Run Time: 2 hr. 3 min.

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