What's Happening in Central Vermont



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Carolan Music Festival in June


May 19, 2016


thru May 18
matinees, evenings
The Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: Julieta


or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
thru May 25
matinees, evenings
The Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: A Quiet Passion


PG 12 2 hrs 5 min.
or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
thru May 18
matinees, evenings
The Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: Zookeeper's Wife


holding The Zookeeper's Wife for one more week with one evening show each night and one matinee show on Saturday and Sunday. This powerful film has gotten many people talking, and some of you have been back for a second viewing as well. Jessica Chastain gives a moving performance in this WWII drama based on the award-winning novel of the same title which is based on true events.

not Rated
or see: Savoy Theater
229-0598
May 18 - 19- 20
Fri - Sat - Sun
9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on the 19th, and 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on the 20th
Cutler Memorial Library
Plainfield, VT
Plant & Book Sale
annual plant and book sale sponsored by Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library
https://www.facebook.com/CutlerMemorialLibrary/?fref=nf
May 21
4 - 6:30 pm Plainfield Town Hall & Opera House
Plainfield , VT
DIANE HULING PIANO RECITAL

Virtuoso pianist Diane Huling is in demand worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed hundreds of recitals throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, to the highest critical acclaim. A pianist in the grand Romantic tradition; mature, highly nuanced with a gorgeous sound of "black velvet," Huling mesmerizes her audiences from the first note. Her sound ranges from ethereal to thundering, and is stunning in the depth of emotion and expression. She also creates cutting-edge programs, including music of living composers - even premiering her own award-winning compositions. http://dianehulingpianist.weebly.com
This is the third in the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House Concert Series
Tickets are available through tickets.Catamountarts.org or at the door
General Admission: $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, Special Rate $5*
*We want our concerts to be available to everyone. Request the Special Rate. No questions asked.
May 21
Sunday
6 - 8 pm
Four Corners Schoolhousel
E. Montpelier, VT
Community Sing

Bring snacks to share if you wish...
Song books: Bring your copy of Rise Up Singing (if you have one...if not, you can buy one at Guitar Sam in Montpelier .....we also have a few extra that we'll bring!). Bring your voices!!!
Where is the Four Corners Schoolhouse?:
Four Corners Schoolhouse is located at the intersection of Dodge Road/Snow Hill Road and Putnam Roads in East Montpelier
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 6-8 pm at the Four Corners Schoolhouse, East Montpelier
May 20
Saturday
7:30 am to 10:00 am (Rain Date May 27)
Marshfield, VT
Spring Bird Walk with Taber and Alexander Allison
$ 10 per space, limit 2 tables. Bring your own tables if possible.
We will meet at the Stranahan Forest parking lot at the beginning of Thompson Road (right off of Hollister Hill Road). Co-sponsored with the Marshfield Conservation Commission.
info at: Jaquith Public Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
see: http://www.marshfield.lib.vt.us/calendar1.html
May 27
Saturday 9 - 2 pm
Jaquith Public Library
Old Schoolhouse Common
Marshfield, VT
Marshfield Community Yard Sale
$ 10 per space, limit 2 tables. Bring your own tables if possible.
E-mail Kathy at kathymfiske@gmail.com
info at: 426-3581
see: http://www.marshfield.lib.vt.us/calendar1.html
May 25
1 - 4 pm Setting Sun Teahut
3606 East Hill Road
Plainfield , VT
Tea Tasting

"It's all in the process" This class is all about comparison. We will be tasting teas that come from similar, source materials but processed different ways. Another comparison will be between teas from the same area, different materials but similar processing.
These differences and similarities are useful in knowing how tea is made. This is also a great way to find out what you like/don't like about certain teas.
$15 per person $5 for kids under 12
see: https://www.facebook.com/events/123508904879537/
May 27
Saturday
10 am on

Hardwick, VT
Spring Festival & Parade
Parade, booths, street food: your basic fun local festival with the addition of: Honeybee Steelband is going to be playing our original arrangement of "A Taste of Honey" in the spring festival parade, and then continuing on to make a stop at a local hardware store that is currently selling the neonics. Bee-friendly dialog, petition drive, education, and some creative street theater.
Participants expected to dress as bees and bee ready to dance and have fun!
Parade Line up starts at 10am.
Parade takes off around 11am. on Main Street Hardwick
June 2
7:30 pm
Green Mountain Girls Farm
Northfield, VT
Concert:
Scrag Mountain Music Presents Scenes from a Novel
The featured work, Scenes from a Novel, is scored for soprano, violin, double bass and cimbalom.
It takes its text from the Russian poet Rimma Dalos who fled to Hungary in the 1970s. (Yes Mary will be singing in Russian - she's upstairs with her Russian diction book as I write). The poems are short and direct about love, loneliness, estrangement, and the pain of loss.
This piece has been on our programming "wish-list" for many years and we're thrilled it's finally happening.
Also on the program will be a new song Evan composed for soprano and double bass "Where Everything is Music" (text by the Sufi mystic Rumi)
Full Program will include: Scenes from a Novel by György Kurtág (soprano, violin, cimbalom, bass)
Where Everything is Music by Evan Premo (bass, soprano)
Duo for Violin and Cello by Zoltán Kodály
9 Settings of Lorine Niedecker by Harrison Birtwistle (cello, soprano)

Craftsbury/NYC violinist Mary Rowell will be making her Scrag Mountain Music debut, we'll welcome back cellist Karen Ouzounian of the Aizuri Quartet, and Boston cimbalom player Nicholas Tolle will join us for the first time as well! The cimbalom is a Hungarian instrument reminiscent of the hammered dulcimer
By donation
June 2 - 4

7 p m
Highland Center for the Arts
Greensboro, VT
Theater: Grand Opening Celebration

New theater is fashioned after the Shakespeare's Globe theater in London. Seating on three levels - groud floor and two balconies.
There will be a dance party, commuity open house, bluegrass, calssical music and food during the three day celebration.
Friday night: DANCE PARTY W/ THE RENEGADE GROOVE 7:00 - 10:30 pm
Saturday June 3, 12 - 4:30 pm Back Road Barbeque will be selling BBQ on the lawn
Sneak peek tours of Highland Center for the Arts
Special presentations with local favorites: Rob Mermin, Heidi Lauren Duke, Andy Gagnon, Dorian Sarris, and more!

Delicious food and beverages can be purchased from the Hardwick Street Cafe
Saturday at 7 pm: BLUEGRASS CONCERT FEATURING THE RADIO RANGERS
see: http://highlandartsvt.org/event/community-open-house-celebration/
June 3
Saturday
9 ish - 6 or 7 pm
Adamant Village
Adamant, VT

Black Fly Festival
Forget about fiddleheads, peepers, or maple sugaring. Blackflies are the real harbinger of spring in central Vermont.
(And hopefully we'll be celebrating the end of their prime season!)
Come celebrate the bug we love to hate at the 15th annual Adamant Blackfly Festival on Saturday, June 3, beside the Adamant Co-op on the beautiful Adamant Music School green.
It's more fun than thought humanly possible: a nature walk, Blackfly Fashion Show, parade, blood and bug themed Pie Contest, writers' slam, and live music, great food, and zany family fun all day long!
All activities are free and open to all ages. Rain or shine.
New to the festival? Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7XZoehSUJw
Want to learn more about the 40 species of blackfly in Vermont? Visit http://www.blackflyfestival.org/blackflies.php
June 3
7:30 pm
Saturday
Unitarian Church
Montpelier, VT
Concert:
Scrag Mountain Music Presents Scenes from a Novel
The featured work, Scenes from a Novel, is scored for soprano, violin, double bass and cimbalom.
It takes its text from the Russian poet Rimma Dalos who fled to Hungary in the 1970s. (Yes Mary will be singing in Russian - she's upstairs with her Russian diction book as I write). The poems are short and direct about love, loneliness, estrangement, and the pain of loss.
This piece has been on our programming "wish-list" for many years and we're thrilled it's finally happening.
Also on the program will be a new song Evan composed for soprano and double bass "Where Everything is Music" (text by the Sufi mystic Rumi)
Full Program will include: Scenes from a Novel by György Kurtág (soprano, violin, cimbalom, bass)
Where Everything is Music by Evan Premo (bass, soprano)
Duo for Violin and Cello by Zoltán Kodály
9 Settings of Lorine Niedecker by Harrison Birtwistle (cello, soprano)

Craftsbury/NYC violinist Mary Rowell will be making her Scrag Mountain Music debut, we'll welcome back cellist Karen Ouzounian of the Aizuri Quartet, and Boston cimbalom player Nicholas Tolle will join us for the first time as well! The cimbalom is a Hungarian instrument reminiscent of the hammered dulcimer
By donation
June 4
4 pm
Sunday
United Church
Warren, VT
Concert:
Scrag Mountain Music Presents Scenes from a Novel
The featured work, Scenes from a Novel, is scored for soprano, violin, double bass and cimbalom.
It takes its text from the Russian poet Rimma Dalos who fled to Hungary in the 1970s. (Yes Mary will be singing in Russian - she's upstairs with her Russian diction book as I write). The poems are short and direct about love, loneliness, estrangement, and the pain of loss.
This piece has been on our programming "wish-list" for many years and we're thrilled it's finally happening.
Also on the program will be a new song Evan composed for soprano and double bass "Where Everything is Music" (text by the Sufi mystic Rumi)
Full Program will include: Scenes from a Novel by György Kurtág (soprano, violin, cimbalom, bass)
Where Everything is Music by Evan Premo (bass, soprano)
Duo for Violin and Cello by Zoltán Kodály
9 Settings of Lorine Niedecker by Harrison Birtwistle (cello, soprano)

By donation
June 4
7 pm
Parlor at Bethany Church
115 Main Street Montpelier, VT
Phil Ochs Song Night

stage adaptation by Kim Bent

Admission is free.
This is a review that Phil's sister, Sonny, puts together every year and sends on the road. She asked us and we said we'd give it a go. Last one in Montpelier was October of 2001 and was standing room only at the UU Church. Much more about this later. For more information contact
June 10
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bear Pond Books
Montpelier, VT
Book Reading : What Would Pete Do

Leda Schubert presents her new book: Join us for a singalong, reading & signing with Leda Schubert to celebrate the release of her newest picture book, Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing, about her hero Pete Seeger. (Illustrated by Raul Colon, Roaring Brook Press, June 2017).

Leda Schubert is the author of several books for children, including Ballet of the Elephants, Here Comes Darrell, Winnie Plays Ball, Winnie All Day Long, and her latest book, The Princess of Borscht. Leda previously taught at Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She lives in Plainfield, VT with her husband and dog.
Visit her website at ledaschubert.com

Free and open to the public
http://www.bearpondbooks.com or: 229-0774
June 17 & 18
Saturday
& probably Sunday morning 10:00 am till dark
Mallery Farm
Worcester, VT

Annual Carolan Festival
The festival is a gathering of people who play or listen to the music of Turlough O'Carolan
(1670-1738), Irish harper and composer. The spirit of the day will be to share our appreciation of the music.
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.
June 18
7 pm
Saturday

Old Labor Hall Barre, VT
Concert with Anne Feeney: Raising Hell: Songs of Labor & Protest "a political and cultural hell-raiser" - Peggy Seeger "the greatest labor singer in North America" –-Utah Phillips
Admission $15 (under 12 free)
Tickets available online or at the door
or http://oldlaborhall.com/home
June 18
all day
E. Thetford, VT
Grey Larsen House Concert

House concert presented by Eric Pyle and Marty Jacobs
Requested Donation: $16
Contact info for reservations: eric_pyle@yahoo.com
If you have a folding chair or two, feel free to bring it along!
June 11

Peacham Road
W. Barnet, VT
Brookview R&R Concert Birthday Party Housewarmingham

Jemima James from Martha's Vineayard. She has just released a fantastic double CD. "Nobody sounds like Jemima James, she is the very definition of a soul singer, her voice is rich and plaintive, her storytelling salty and true, and she has a hell of a way with words."- Mara Carlyle. https://jemimajames.bandcamp.com/ We have invited Jemima to headline Brookview's housewarming, concert and birthday party for Crystal, Max & Gus.
She will also be joined by Ariel Zevon & Kristina Stykos who will give us a preview of the CD they are about to release, and Linda Warrner will be rounding off the event with some drumming!
This is a fundraiser to help us with house expenses and to benefit the musicians with a suggested donation of $15, but everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay!
There will be finger food, music and fun! We might go on to have a jam session later if anyone wants to bring instruments!!!
June 19 - 24, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Master Class: Ikat Tied & Painted Warps

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/
August 18 - 19
Friday & Saturday
Field across from Church, Church, Cafe, Church Street
Peacham, VT
Peacham Accoustic Music Festival
white church in background, tent, and trees

Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio
Ken and Brad Kolodner with Alex Lacquement,
Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing featuring Sarah Amos
Pete's Posse
Low Lily has a knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound... it’s a blend that works beautifully.
dance caller Mary Wesley leads our dance agenda on Friday evening, August 18 and throughout the day on Saturday, August 19

See: Peacham Accoustic Music Festival
Sept 3, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Class: Natural Dyes from Meadows & Hedgerows

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/
Labor Day Weekend
7 pm
Saturday

Old Labor Hall Barre, VT
Si Kahn returns to the Old Labor Hall for: a concert )and the rescheduled Organizing for Action Workshop (cancelled in March because of the blizzard) Detail coming soon (May 2017

or http://oldlaborhall.com/home
Sept 23 & 24, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Class: Natural Dyes: Mushroom Dyes

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/
October 23- 27, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Master Class: Weaving with Linen

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/

On-Going Classes, Events & Exhibits Introduction to Tai Chi Thursdays from 5 to 6 PM - June 1 to July 27 Tai Chi 8 Postures: This is a great way to start Tai Chi. Each week I will focus on one of the 8 sequential postures. Each posture is easy to learn and can form the basis for more advanced study.
I will also teach the 8 Pieces of Brocade, a classic set of qi gong postures.
Each class will also include stretching and strengthening exercises. Tai Chi helps with your balance and concentration and is often considered a moving meditation. Classes are suggested donation of $5 per class welcome.
Bare feet or clean indoor shoes are suitable.
Wednesday 5:30 - 7
kundalini yoga. Maple Corner Community Center - Calais

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
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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