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updated: Jun 27, 2020

June - July
Lower Road
Plainfield Village
Plainfield , VT
Where to Shop for Groceries

Plainfield Co-op
Order ahead by email or phone, pick up on porch
walk up window available if only for 4 - 6 items
or see below Coop in Hardwick:
Buffalo Mountain Co-op
June - July
Main Street
Hardwick , VT
Where to Shop for Groceries

Order ahead by Web site, email
Groceries delivered to trunk of your car in front of store, or put on a table in front of store with your name on bags
OR: We are now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for In-Store Shopping!

See website: some days (Thusdays) not serving Buffalo Mountain Co-op
May 25 on

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...

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
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...
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...

Upstairs at the 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,
Capitol in the 21st Century

or see: Savoy Theater
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
occasional virtual shows this spring/early summer
virtual sponsored by the Den at Harry's Hardware
Cabot, VT
- virtual live show
new restaurant within - doing take out

Hosted by Harry's Hardware & The Den
occasional virtural - sometimes videos of previous great concerts
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
July 1
Re re-opening

Jaquith Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Showing Up For Racial Justice: Tracing our Ancestry and Immigration

books & DVDsJaquith may still be delivering, check back later
thruout this strange period Books have been delivered to the doorstep

info at: 426-3851
Marshfield, VT
Vermont has taken a lot More Steps at Reopening
restaurants indoor and outdoor dining allowed
restaurants allowed 25% capacity with distancing
new street-side serving at Positive Pie in Montpelier

Friday & Saturday
Bear Pond Books
Main Street
Montpelier, VT
Bear Pond Re-opens!
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
check web site, FB, or phone for current hours

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 13
June 14 Tuesday
two day camp
on line
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
However, we are full until September when there are some weeks open, lots of openings in October and November
June 19 & 20
Friday eventing & Saturday all day
& Sunday morning
Streaming LIVE from Baltimore row house.
r, VT

Cathy Fink & Brad Kolodner are happy to present the 2nd Online Old Time Banjo Festival & Workshops We have an all-star lineup of workshop instructors and performers featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Rachel Eddy, Paul Brown, Laurel Premo, Joe Newberry, Brad Kolodner and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Our first online festival back in early May was a HUGE success so we're back for round 2!
There will be concerts streamed online Friday and Saturday night with a jam featuring the instructors on Sunday.
Workshops will take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday. All levels welcome!

check back because the following may be out of date ways of tapping in:
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
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
July 26
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.

August 2 - 9
the Center for Grassroots Organizing
Ennis Hill
Marshfield, VT
Uprise Camp for Youth Action
The second year of Uprise! Youth Action Camp
youth ages 13 - 19
Uprise! Camp is an engine for youth-driven social change.
This year it will keep the focus on art, action, political education, and heaps of fun. Campers will also be getting into regenerative agriculture and spending time in wild nature
August 10 - 16
the Center for Grassroots Organizing
Northeast Organic Gardening Association
, VT
6th Annual Open Farm Week sponsored by NOFA

For 2020, Open Farm Week will focus on events appropriate for the current pandemic-related guidelines: tours (self-guided or one group/family per farmer), picnics, farm trails, virtual/online events (workshops, guided tastings, etc.),
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
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.

On-Going Classes, Events & Exhibits:
every day at 4:30 pm
- Plainfield Methodist Church yard
behind the Stone Wall
Plainfield, Vermont
Tai Chi in Plainfield Village
Join us for Tai Chi Together
sponsored by the Plainfield Coop Community center– Due to the closing of the municipal buildings and Co-op Community Center, we will now be practicing outside, weather permitting.
No experience is necessary, and all are welcome to join our class. In fact, in light of the pandemic crisis it is our intent to practice Tai Chi Together not only on Wednesdays, but every day around 4:30 pm. Please dress for the weather so that you don’t “catch cold”!
Tai Chi is a well known gentle exercise that has been shown to reduce stress and improve the immune system.These are good things everyday! And, they may prove to be even more beneficial as we weather this health care storm.
Join us to create resilience and improve the health of yourself and our community
Sundays at 4 pm
---suspended for now
Yoga at the Riverhouse - Plainfield

All bodies and beings (no critters) welcomed.
Contact Julie Macadam with any further inquiries.
suspended thru the emergency
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
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

orange maple trees on hillside