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updated: Jun 2, 2020




Jun 1

Lower Road

Plainfield Village
Plainfield , VT
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May 25 on
MarshfieldVT

Marshfield Outdoors

As spring progresses, with temperatures rising and green things growing, the Marshfield Conservation Commission
would like to propose a perfect antidote to the past few months of social isolation and confinement in our homes...GET OUTSIDE!
Marshfield--and surrounding towns--are blessed with hundreds of acres of beautiful conserved land hosting a diverse array of plant and animal life,
as well as extensive trails for a variety of outdoor activities. A primary goal of the Conservation Commission is to raise awareness and appreciation of our town's natural resources, and one way that we can pursue this goal during an ongoing pandemic is to encourage everyone reading this message to spend time outdoors exploring our natural areas. As long as we all take precautions to prevent any chance of spreading COVID-19 (wear masks and keep at least six feet apart), it is possible to spend time outdoors safely with friends and family. We've already seen full trailhead parking lots and a larger than normal number of people enjoying our trails. We hope to see all of you out there too!
Here are some links to information about a few natural areas in Marshfield that we recommend exploring...

THE STRANAHAN TOWN FOREST:
Right near Pie in the Sky: Over 600 acres of land boasting several miles of trails that traverse forests, wetlands, and open fields. A trail map is available posted at Pie and also via this link to the Town of Marshfield website... https://www.town.marshfield.VT.us/?SEC=9BBAD366-40F0-43CE-9823-BE64096895C5
THE MARTIN COVERED BRIDGE PARK:
Visible from Route 2. This link provides some information about the bridge's history and its recent restoration (in 2009), as well as tips for exploring the surrounding public conserved land...
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/vermont/martin-bridge-park-vt/
THE MONTPELIER & WELLS RIVER RAIL TRAIL:
This trail begins at the Plainfield Park 'n' Ride and follows the route of a historic railroad bed through the towns of Plainfield, Marshfield, Groton, Ryegate, Newbury, and Wells River. The trail surface is mostly level, providing a gentle surface for both hiking and biking. The rail trail is part of the Cross Vermont Trail, and more information and maps can be found on the website of the Cross Vermont Trail Association via this link...
https://www.crossvermont.org/index.php


May 25
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Upstairs at the Savoy
Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: Theater is closed for the time of the Plague

A Word from the Management of the Savoy

In light of the current situation the theater has begun screening high quality independent and film festival quality films for a fee, available at your convenience. Just choose one of several on at any one time, from the website, and plug in a card - it is that simple -- and may help our independent two-screen theater stay alive through this down-time

currently offering: Balloon; Corpus Christ,
Mephisto
Capitol in the 21st Century
Beanpole
THE BOOKSELLERS, and ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND


or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
May 16
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
Theater is Closed for The Time of the Plague except for virtual events


A HUGE shout out to our good friends at Jay Peak Resort for making Catamount Arts the first community partner to benefit from their new on-line QUARANTUNES (MUSIC) SERIES featuring Rick Redington. It will be streaming live on their Facebook page from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm this Friday, April 24th. PLEASE CATCH THE SHOW!
Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
Catamount Arts
May 25
Satuday
7 pm
virtual sponsored by the Den at Harry's Hardware
Cabot, VT
- virtual live show

Hosted by Harry's Hardware & The Den
April 29
Wednesday
7 pm
Spruce Peak Performance Center
Stowe VT
Wednesday Night Music Series: Off Stage
Dave Keller is one of the finest souls and blues men of his generation, and a nationally acclaimed artist with strong roots in Vermont. He combines the glory days of Soul music with his own deep soul, funk-filled songs. Having been mentored by the souls and blues greats of Johnny Rawls, Ronnie Earl and Mighty Sam McClain, he's 'paid his dues' with well over 3,000 performances, including the most respected blues and roots venues in the US and top industry events. Dave Keller last rocked the stage at Spruce Peak Arts in November 2019, and we are thrilled to have him back again in November 2020
Spruce Peak
May 17

Library closed except for book and movie pick up
please check back

Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Showing Up For Racial Justice: Tracing our Ancestry and Immigration
Living Room Conversations about Racism on 4th Wednesdays.
Thought-provoking conversations about racial justice and how YOU can be part of ending racism in our communities. Come to one, or come to all! Free and open to the public.
All are welcome!
Please RSVP if you need childcare
info at: 426-3851
May 25
Marshfield, VT
Vermont Takes A Few More Steps at Reopening

May 26
11 - 3 pm
Friday & Saturday
Bear Pond Books
Main Street
Montpelier, VT
Bear Pond Re-opens!
Report from first 2 days: starting w trepidation: we carefully followed state and CDC guidelines to make sure our staff and customers are safe and the first two days were a success! Everyone wore masks - customers and staff alike - the hand sanitizer was used frequently by all, it never got too crowded, we had time to disinfect regularly and customers were mindful of staying away from each other
hours this week Tues - Sat: back door pick up 10 - 3
store open Wed - Sat 11 - 3 pm
May 25
Monday
4 pm E.D. T. on line
VT
Anais Mitchell is going to be live streaming a show.
Streaming LIVE!
May 29
Friday
8 pm E.D. T. on line
VT
Ken & Brad Live Stream Concert
Streaming LIVE from Baltimore row house.

The youtube way: https://www.youtube.com/user/bradleydg5/videos
or the FaceBook way: https://www.facebook.com/groups/445722452176784/?ref=bookmarks
paypal.me/bradkolodner Please consider contributing to Ken & Brad's Virtual Tip Jar
June 1
11 5 pm Friday & Saturday
Bear Pond Books
Main Street
Montpelier, VT
Bear Pond this week


back door pick up 11 - 5 pm

June 6 & 20
CANCELLED both dates
Capital City Grange
Rt 12
Montpelier, VT
Contra Dance: So Sorry: Cancelled. Sarah VanNorstrand calling to Maivish

Dances are done in lines of couples. All ages -from 5 to 105. Each couple follows the calls, dancing with another couple. After you and your partner have done the dance figures with one couple you do them with the next couple in line. By the end of the dance you have danced with everyone in your set. There are about 9 or 10 dances in an evening. The convention is to ask a different partner for each dance and to ask people you don't know to dance. You get to hear lively music, enjoy some exercise, meet your neighbors, and build our community
Please help us preserve our dance floor! Bring a pair of clean, soft-soled shoes, and change into them downstairs before joining the dance on the main floor.

Presented by the Contradance Umbrella
1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays
Admission: New admission policy: $5 (or more) for kids & low income $10 (or more) for adults
$15 (or more) for dance supporters, to keep it affordable for all
Instruction session before each dance at 7:35 P.M.
Newcomers always welcome!

Contact : http://capitalcitygrange.org/dancing/
or call: 802 - 744-2871

June 13
Monday
June 14 Tuesday
two day camp
on line
VT
Circus Smirkus Virtual Camp

Take virtual summer camp for a spin in a two-day session geared toward young campers, age 5 to 11, trying out Smirkus camp or the circus arts for the first time.
We’ll send you a camp package with everything you’ll need for a full weekend of circus at home, including a camp t-shirt, camp journal, popcorn and a movie for movie night, juggling scarves, flower sticks, a spinning plate, juggling balls, and more ($100 value).
Then, log into the online campsite on June 13 & 14 for two full days, chock full of circus adventure.
Sign up here:https://91563.blackbaudhosting.com/…/Smirkling-Camp-13Jun20…
June 15
Pie in the Sky Farm Retreat
Marshfield, VT
Pie can accept bookings beginning this date
Vermont government allows for return of visitors using social distancing
June 13
7:30
Willey Building
Main Street
Cabot, VT
Cabot Contra Dance to Celebrate Birthday of Albert Einstein
The Cabot Old Time Family Contra and Square Dance
On the 2nd Saturday of the month (+/- during the school year) the best time with these traditional dances are held in Cabot, VT. Upstairs in the Willey Building (on Main St., next to Fire Station & across from the hardware store. All levels. Yes, if you've never danced a step of this, you'll pick it up w/ no problem! Arrival at 7:15 p.m. for 1st-timers - or if you're feeling "rusty". 7:30 if you've ever done this before. Bring non-street-shoes to change into once upstairs. Bring hydration. If you don't arrive with a smile; you'll surely leave with one. Never a partner needed, and always a good venue for a couple.
$5 / person
$15 / whole family
June 19 & 20
Canceled or postponed to 2021
Friday eventing & Saturday all day
& Sunday morning 10:00 am till dark on Sat
Mallery Farm
Worcester, VT

Annual Carolan Festival
festival is a gathering of people who play or listen to the music of Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), Irish harper and composer.
Festival in 2021 will be June 18 & 19 The spirit of the day will be to share our appreciation of the music.
https://www.carolanfestvt.com/
Contact John Mallery 802-272-2899
Fran Purcell Mallery 802-272-2763
Elizabeth Hunt Schwartz 802-229-9468
ehuntschwartz@gmail.com
The Carolan Festival will be held, Rain or Shine - just not this year!
July 6 (Monday July 6 through Wednesday July 8)
three days
Harvey's Lake
between Peacham and Barnet
Peacham, VT
Waterskiing Classes - this is a new event announced in late May, so we presume it is on for this summer!!

Instructor: the Legendary Steve Dolgin
Featuring Don Wallace, Lucas Robillard, Kyle Berge, and special guests!
Beginner through Advanced -- Ages 4 - 17, Parents welcome!
Class size is limited to 15 students per session.
Monday, July 6th *slightly longer class times on Monday for orientation
Class I: 8:30am - 10:45am
Class II: 11:15am - 1:30pm
Class III: 2:00pm - 4:15pm
Tuesday, July 7th & Wednesday, July 8th
Class I: 8:30am - 10:30am
Class II: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Class III: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Expect surprises and a special guest.
Once your slot has been purchased,.
All proceeds to benefit Catamount Arts
Contact Sarah at Catamount Arts or (samos@catamountarts.org)
Tickets: $125
(Scholarship information available. Contact avanzandt@catamountarts.org)
July 16
7:30 pm
School House
Lower Cabot, VT
Concert: The Moon Shells

most likely location: Schoolhouse in Lower Cabot .
Check out details at www.cabotarts.org
Sept 13
7:30 pm
School House
Lower Cabot, VT
Concert: Beg, Steal or Borrow

most likely location: Schoolhouse in Lower Cabot , check back later in case it moves to the Willey Building in Cabot Village .

Check out details at www.cabotarts.org
July 26
Thursday
Opening reception
5 pm

Highland Lodge
Greensboro, VT
Opening Reception: Critical Balance
Eric will speak about his paintings and his process at 5:45 PM

Dianne Shullenberger spends much of her time exploring the outdoors. She rarely returns home from a walk or hike without a photograph or found treasure. She keeps these objects to reflect the passage of time, her travels and the natural history of her environment. Outdoor Influences is testament to her many encounters with, and love of, the natural world: fabric collages, colored pencil drawings and sculpture. Whether with fabric and thread, pencil, or grasses, twigs and bark, she meticulously captures the essence of the outdoors with infinite shades of rich color and defining textures. Shullenberger's work transports you to the woods, the river and the shore to experience the beauty she finds there.

September 17
7 pm
Fuller Hall
St Johnsbury, VT

Dave Bromberg Quartet
Catamount Arts Presents
For Americana music godfather, David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. Bromberg’s incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – his adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son.


Tickets: $48, $38, $28, $15. Students free Ticket prices do not include any applicable fees or sales taxes.
Save 20% when you buy by August 18. Discount is automatically reflected when you choose your seats.
Seniors and Catamount Arts members save $3.00 when ordering in person with id at the box office.
http://www.catamountarts.org/shows/details/david-bromberg-quintet

On-Going Classes, Events & Exhibits: Suspended for now
Thursdays 8:30 - 8:30 am
Qi Gong Series Maple Corner Community Center - Calais

Qi Gong classes
Autumn into Winter... a new series of Qi Gong classes begins ____________ (no class November 28th, thanksgiving)
ALL are welcome...
No experience necessary...
6 week Series/$60 per class/$12
Classes will be led by acupuncturist, Pamela Kentish
Move , Breathe, Feel Great! .
For more information, or to register, contact Pamela Kentish by email, or phone 229-4537
More info: email Pam Kentish
Saturdays at 9:30 am
- Plainfield Community Center
Plainfield Vermont
Strengthen Tone Condition Yoga
All levels lower impact yoga
With Amy..
802-598-5876
Sundays at 4 pm
Yoga at the Riverhouse - Plainfield

All bodies and beings (no critters) welcomed.
Contact Julie Macadam with any further inquiries.
juliem@vtherbcenter.org
on going
10:30 - 12:00 noon
Capital City Grange
Rt 12
Montpelier, VT
Afro-caribbean Dance
Move Your Body to the Rhythms of Cuba and Haiti Accompanied by Live Drummers!
For more information contact Carla Kevorkian
see:
802-985-3665 or CarlaKevorkian@gmail.com
In addition to this weekly dance class at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier, Carla plays percussion with the Vermont 10-piece Latin jazz ensemble, Guagua
This Class is for Everybody
$12 Drop-in
Newcomers always welcome!
Maple Corner Community Center - Calais
Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm
kundalini yoga
Teacher: Susi Wahlrab
Kundalini is the science of living vibrant as we age, drawing into the energy of awareness in which we tune into the subtle voice of the soul. The breath and movement which strengthen, cleanse and deeply relax, is safe for all ages, all levels of experience.
Classes are $13 to drop-in or $80/$90 for 8 class card
More info: email susanwahlrab@comcast.net or 229-9664

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