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5/1/15 - 9/24/15 in Manchester

TOUR: SOUTHERN VERMONT SAMPLER
City:Manchester
Place:39 Bonnet St., Manchester Center, VT 05255
Price:$35 PP.
Time:1 - 4 PM
Contact Name:Sharon O'Connor
Phone:802-362-4997
Email:bckrddisc@aol.com

Discover the lure, charm & nostalgia of Vermont’s country backroads. Visit & learn about unique places you wouldn’t normally find on your own. Many stops along the way, group size 2 – 10, comfortable tour vehicle. Daily. Advance reservations necessary.


5/1/15 - 11/29/15

TOUR: REVOLUTIONARY & CIVIL WAR IN BENNINGTON COUNTY
Place:Bennington County, VT
Price:$35 PP.
Time:9:30 - 11:45 AM
Contact Name:Dick Smith
Phone:802-362-4997
Email:bckrddisc@aol.com

Local historian and author will take you to all places in our area with historical significance to the Revolutionary & Civil Wars. Over 25 points of interest. This is a "history buff's" delight! Group size, 2-10; comfortable tour vehicle. Advance reservations necessary.


5/30/15 - 9/13/15 in Burlington

Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home
City:Burlington
Place:ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Price:free with admission
Time:10:00 a.m.
Contact Name:Jessie Forand
Phone:877.324.6386
Email:info@echovermont.org

We all know that famous furry face, now join Smokey Bear along with Woodsy Owl and their forest friends to care for the natural resources we rely on to survive! This traveling exhibit, created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service, will be at ECHO until Sept. 13. Harbor young woodland stewards through on-the-job forest ranger training, a puppet stage, forest trail, fishing vessel, and more. Every other Friday from 10 a.m. to noon the Burlington Fire Department will join us to lend a hand working to prevent fires locally.


6/6/15 - 9/30/15 in Arlington

Kayak and Tubing on the Battenkill River
City:Arlington
Place:Battenkill River
Price:Kayak $40 and Tubes $25plus tax
Time:10am
Contact Name:Kirsten
Phone:5184799042
Email:daykirsten@rocketmail.com

We are OPEN for the season! So call 518-479-9042 to reserve your trip down the Battenkill River whether in a kayak or a tube. If traveling from the Saratoga County area the drive is only approximately 50 minutes and is a pleasurable scenic drive as well.


6/6/15 - 6/8/05 in Killington

Downtown Throwdown in Killington
City:Killington
Place:East Mountain Rd/Killington Resort
Price:Call for details
Time:See website for details
Phone:802-422-6201

The Town of Killington will host the second annual skateboard and street luge on East Mountain Road June 6 – 8, 2015. Riders from all over the world will gather at Killington to ride 2 miles of the fastest course east of the Mississippi. Reaching speeds of over 60 mph, gravity lovers have a new reason to visit Killington in the summer


6/10/15 - 8/26/15 in Montpelier

Read to Clara (All ages)
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Time:3-4PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802.223.4665
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Sign up for a 20-minute slot and choose your books beforehand to read to this special canine pal! Clara is an energetic Labradoodle who just loves to read. Every Wednesday.


6/10/15 - 8/26/15 in Montpelier

Chess Club (All ages)
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Time:5:30PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802.223.4665
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Learn new techniques and practice your chess game. Every Wednesday.


6/10/15 - 6/10/05 in Burlington

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio - Meet the Artist /Burlington Jazz Festival
City:Burlington
Place:Flynn Space
Price:Free
Time:5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Phone:802-863-7992

*Meet the Artist interview with Melissa Aldana will be moderated by our critic-in-residence Bob Blumenthal and is free and open to the public.


6/11/15 - 8/27/15 in Montpelier

LEGO Club (all ages)
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Time:3-4:30PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802.223.4665
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Use our large Lego collection to create and play. All ages welcome! Every Thursday.


6/12/15 - 8/28/15 in Ludlow

Jackson Gore Concert Series
City:Ludlow
Place:Jackson Gore Courtyard
Price:See website for details
Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone:(802) 228-1600

Enjoy a fun summer evening with a different concert every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at Okemo Mountain the Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. Pack the lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night throughout the summer. Chosen 2015 Best Of New England Free Concert Series by Yankee Magazine.


6/12/15 - 8/31/15 in Stowe

Susan Wahlrab: Seasons
City:Stowe
Place:West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Price:FREE

The North Gallery of West Branch hosts Susan Wahlrab’s new exhibition entitled Seasons and is on view through August 31. Her unique watercolor technique is impressionistic when viewed from a distance alluding to the British Romantic landscapes of J.M.W. Turner and Monet. Their influence is clearly evidenced, yet viewed up close, one is surprised to see tiny pools, miniscule etchings in the wash of color, like watery hieroglyphics. Almost encaustic in their layered density, the paintings look and feel wet from the coating of glossy clear varnish.


6/14/15 - 6/14/05 in Burlington

Chris Botti / Burlington Jazz Festival
City:Burlington
Place:Mainstage
Price:$25 - $85
Time:8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phone:802-863-7992

Trumpeter Chris Botti, the world’s biggest-selling jazz instrumentalist, was never the same after hearing Miles Davis’ My Funny Valentine at age 12. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album, Botti is a masterful musician equally at home in both jazz and pop, described by the New York Times as “adept at exuding human warmth on a sweeping scale.” Botti is renowned for his work with Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Sting, as well as his ongoing association with PBS, all of which has earned four #1 Billboard Jazz albums and numerous Grammy nominations. A uniquely expressive and imaginative performer, Botti is at turns intimate and thunderous, as likely to play the second movement of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez as he is Al Green’s grooving Let’s Stay Together.


6/19/15 - 9/4/15 in Burlington

Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball
City:Burlington
Place:Centennial Field
Contact Name:Zach Betkowski
Phone:802-655-4200
Email:zach@vermontlakemonsters.com

The Vermont Lake Monsters are entering their 22nd season as a Minor League Ball Club in Vermont. The Single A Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics play all of their home games at historic Centennial Field. their season starts on June 19th and concludes September 4th.


6/19/15 - 6/20/05 in Hinesburg

Northern Sun Music Festival
City:Hinesburg
Place:Northern Sun Farm
Price:$20-50
Time:Fri., June 19, 4-10:30 p.m. and Sat., June 20, 10 a.m.-11 p.m
Email:info@nsmusicfestival.com

Two days of music situated on a beautiful farm in Hinesburg, Vermont The festival will feature 16 bands from across New England, Children’s Activities, Knockerball Ct, Liquid Arts Beer Garden, Camping, Fire Dancers, Drumming, and Vendors galore! The Beer Garden will feature local brews, and Citizen Cider, in a tent overlooking our stage! You’ll never be far from all the action!


6/25/15 - 7/3/15 in Barnet

Summer Arts Meditation Retreat
City:Barnet
Place:Karme Choling
Price:$510-720
Time:7:30 am
Phone:(802) 633-2384
Email:communications@karmecholing.org

This particular week long meditation retreat is not meant solely for practicing or aspiring artists, nor is it meant to substitute for parts of the formal Shambhala Art program, which is taught separately by teachers authorized by that program. Exercises and activities involving contemplative arts will be incorporated into the schedule on a limited basis to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem or novel. Whether or not we are practicing artists, when we wake up, we can all lead our life as a work of art. 2 & 4 week options are also available.


6/25/15 - 7/5/15 in Dorset

Intimate Apparel
City:Dorset
Place:Dorset Playhouse
Price:$20-$49
Time:8:00 PM
Contact Name:Box Office
Phone:(802)867-2223
Email:dtf@dorsettheatrefestival.org

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel will open the season. Set in 1905, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a lonely black seamstress who stitches sumptuous corsets and negligees alone in her boarding house bedroom. When she receives a letter from a workman digging the Panama Canal, she begins to dream of sewing her own trousseau, eventually negotiating the choice between a love that is accepted and one that is true. Regional Premiere


6/25/15 - 7/12/15 in Weston

JUNIE B. JONES at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
City:Weston
Place:Weston Rod & Gun Club
Price:Adults $15, Children $8
Time:T-Sat 4:00, F&Sat 1:00, Sun 3:00
Contact Name:Emily
Phone:802-824-5288
Email:ematthees@westonplayhouse.org

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler Music by Zina Goldrich Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books by Barbara Park Everybody’s favorite first-grader Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.” 1 hour. No intermission.


6/25/15 - 8/27/15 in Stowe

Art on Park
City:Stowe
Place:Park St./Stowe Village
Price:Admission is free
Time:5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A favorite Thursday night stop throughout the summer for many locals and visitors to Park Street in Stowe Village. With more than 30 talented artisans and artists each week there is something for everyone—jewelry, pottery, paintings, drawings, photography, fiber arts, specialty food products and more. We will feature live music and local food each week. Look for weekly updates on Facebook.


6/27/15 - 7/12/15 in Bondville

Yoga Teacher Training
City:Bondville
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Phone:18007872886
Email:feedback@stratton.com

Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Health Yoga Life at Stratton will help you launch your yoga teaching professional career. It is also designed for students who want to find more depth in their practice and understanding of yoga to continue their progression as a yoga student.


6/29/15 - 7/3/15 in Stowe

Summer Camp! POP! WHIZ!KAPOW! 4th of July Camp
City:Stowe
Place:Helen Day Art Center
Price:$275 (member) | $300
Time:9am-4pm
Contact Name:Susan Holiday
Phone:802-253-8358
Email:education.helenday@gmail.com

Come be a part of Stowe's 4th of July festivities for ages 8-12! As a group we will develop a theme then spend the week making props, masks and costumes all in preparation for winding our way through the parade route. We'll dip into paint, papier-mache', wire and bright fabrics to create our colorful addition to the 4th of July parade.


6/30/15 - 7/11/15 in Weston

Pump Boys and Dinettes
City:Weston
Place:Weston Playhouse
Price:$35-61
Time:Tuesday thru Saturday evenings at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm; Sunday matinees at 3pm.
Phone:802-824-5288

A down-home musical served with a smile. The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp Diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country ballads and upbeat honky tonk tunes that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils. 1 hour 30 minutes including intermission.


7/1/15 - 7/31/15 in Stowe

Beth Donahue: American Zen
City:Stowe
Place:West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Price:FREE
Time:9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Contact Name:Patricia Trafton
Phone:802.253.8943
Email:patricia@westbranchgallery.com

Opening July 1, 2015 in the South Gallery is a solo show for local artist Beth Donahue. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and now living in Stowe, Beth Donahue attended Regis College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Stylistically, Donahue’s work in American Zen rests firmly with boldly painted, non-representational imagery. Language and painting are infused with spirit. Donahue is influenced by the literary works and teachings of Hindu and Zen Masters as well as nature's kaleidoscope of patterns and forms. Donahue’s works will be on display through July 31, 2015. Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception: July 18th, 6-8pm


7/1/15 - 8/19/15 in Burlington

Wacky Wednesdays - Balloon Rocket Races
City:Burlington
Place:ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Price:Free with Admission
Time:12:30 PM
Contact Name:Linda Bowden
Phone:802-864-1848
Email:info@echovermont.org

Can you create the fastest balloon rocket? Create your own using a few simple materials and test it out in our racing course! About Wacky Wednesdays (June 24-Aug. 19): Participate in a hands-on activity by designing, building, and testing a prototype solution to a given challenge. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.


7/2/15 - 7/2/15 in Montpelier

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library - Children's Section
Time:4:30
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Drop your stuffed friends off for a night in the library. Make them super hero capes and masks to wear.


7/2/15 - 7/2/15 in Stowe

Mary Chapin Carpenter
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:Prices start at $20. $45 & $55 regular, $65 premium. Members save 10-20%.
Time:7:00 PM
Phone:802-760-4634

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 13 albums and sold over 13 million records. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations,) two CMA awards and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. She will perform in Stowe with her trio.


7/2/15 - 10/10/15 in Burlington

Burlington Edible History Tour
City:Burlington
Place:See website for details
Price:$48.00
Time:Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 - 4PM,

Part food. Part history. Get a taste of Burlington with the Burlington Edible History Tour. This 2-mile leisurely walking tour takes you back in time to connect the history of Burlington's early immigrant groups to their food traditions when farm to table was a way of life. Sample dishes at 5 restaurants committed to serving farm-fresh foods. Through stories from original research, discover the various cultural groups that built the Queen City. Tours are scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 - 4PM, through October 10. Tickets must be purchased by 1PM the day before at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office or the Tour's website http://www.burlingtonediblehistory.com. Burlington Edible History donates 10% of profits to the New Farms for New Americans project helping new refugee groups stay tied to their culinary traditions. History never tasted so good!


7/3/15 - 7/3/15 in Montpelier

Stuffed Animal Pick-up and Storytime
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

See what your super stuffed friends did in the closed library.


7/3/15 - 7/3/15 in Charlotte

Burlington Fireworks Train
City:Charlotte
Place:730 Ferry Rd.
Price:$15.00
Time:5:15 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:15 PM
Contact Name:Vermont Rail System
Phone:802-658-2550
Email:shoughton@vermontrailway.com

Avoid the back-ups and parking hassles by taking the train right to the Burlington waterfront for the Independence Day fireworks! Trains running between Charlotte and Burlington with stops in Shelburne and South Burlington. Trains depart Charlotte at 5:15 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8:15 PM. Return train departs Burlington at 10:30 PM.


7/3/15 - 7/3/15 in Strafford

Gallery in the Garden: Silent Auction of Morrill Minis & Art Show Reception
City:Strafford
Place:Justin Morrill State Historic Site
Price:Admission free
Time:5:30pm
Contact Name:Michael Caduto
Phone:802-765-4288
Email:director@morrillhomestead.org

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 can be previewed on our website: http://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2012-programs-and-events/gallery-in-the-garden/ CONTACT: Phone: (802) 765-4288 Email: director@morrillhomestead.org Sponsored by Bushway Insurance Agency, Chippers Inc. and Alicia Willette, DDS.


7/3/15 - 7/3/15 in Montpelier

Downtown Montpelier July 3rd 2015
City:Montpelier
Place:Downtown Montpelier
Price:Free
Time:3:00 pm

Family-friendly event featuring parade, family activities, vendors, music, pool party, street dances, road race, and much, much more! Loads of parking, lots of activities for all ages! End your fun filled day with our spectacular fireworks with plenty of viewing space on the State House lawn! Free for everyone!


7/3/15 - 7/3/15 in Manchester Center

First Friday Block Party
City:Manchester Center
Place:Route 7A
Price:Free Admission
Time:4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Park and play at the #FBoM First Friday Block Party! Look for the tents 1/4 mmile south of the main 7A roundabout. Food, beverages, music and fun to benefit the Manchester Veterans of Foreign Wars. Leave your car and walk to all convenient viewing areas for the annual MANCHESTER FIREWORKS DISPLAY.


7/3/15 - 7/5/15 in Tunbridge

Vermont Morgan Heritage Days
City:Tunbridge
Place:Tunbridge Fairgrounds
Price:free
Time:all day
Contact Name:Cheryl Reed
Phone:802 356-1208
Email:csjjs@aol.com

Celebrate Vermont's heritage with America's first native breed and the Vermont State Animal, the Morgan horse. Friday's show features dressage; Saturday is the Morgan show; and Sunday features carriage classes. The l860's Tunbridge Fairgrounds are beautiful and historical. This is a relaxed and fun show!


7/3/15 - 7/13/15 in Burlington

Celebrate the Lake
City:Burlington
Place:ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Price:ECHO Member Adult: $25 Non-member Adult: $30 ECHO Member Youth: $15 Non-member Youth: $20
Time:6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Phone:802-864-1848

Join us for our annual July 3 event and Celebrate the Lake in style! We've got the best view of the Burlington fireworks, a convenient spot for the whole family, and all the ECHO exhibits you love. Don't worry about being soggy and cold, searching for clean bathrooms, or keeping track of the kiddos. Roam free and have a blast all night! Also, the DJ will keep playing and Sugarsnap's bar will stay open until 11 p.m. so that you can wait for the traffic and crowds to clear up.


7/3/15 - 8/22/15 in Weston

THE CABARET at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
City:Weston
Place:Weston Playhouse
Price:$12
Time:15 minutes after the MainStage performance
Contact Name:Emily
Phone:802-824-5288
Email:ematthees@westonplayhouse.org

The perfect musical nightcap! Join us for an unforgettable hour of music and mayhem. Food and drink available in our intimate downstairs pub. The Cabaret starts 15 minutes after evening performances at the Playhouse (until 8/22 and not after preview performances). Tickets are just $12 - reservations are required.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Stowe

Old Fashion Fourth of July
City:Stowe
Place:Town of Stowe
Price:Free Admission
Time:10:00 am
Phone:802-253-6138

INDEPENDENCE DAY in STOWE, VT — enjoy a multi-dimensional day-long extravaganza of food, music, entertainers, fireworks and more! Starting with the Moscow parade and ending with Stowe's incredible annual fireworks display, this is a great day to spend in Stowe. & Miles of SalesAnd also starting July 4 is the famous Stowe 7 Miles of Sales! This great town-wide event is one not to be missed! Enjoy BIG savings throughout the town, visit: 7 Miles of Sales for more information. The Village Festival from 11 am-3 pm, includes, face painting, dunking booth, music, bouncy house, clowns, balloons and food. There are 7 miles of sales to keep shoppers busy, and softball and soccer tournaments going on as well. At 6 pm the fun continues in the Mayo Farm events field with carnival style fun and the fireworks at dusk.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Ludlow

Okemo's Great American Party
City:Ludlow
Place:Jackson Gore Courtyard
Price:Admission is free
Time:11am - 6pm
Phone:(802) 228-1600.

As American as Apple Pie! Celebrate freedom and the holiday weekend with the best party of the summer. Okemo’s Jackson Gore Courtyard will be transformed into an all-American backyard barbecue with live music, games, a hot-dog-eating contest, frosty-cold beverages and fresh-from-the-grill burgers, hot dogs plus lots more. Okemo’s Adventure Zone will be open with zip line tours, miniature golf, Segway PT tours, a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Families are welcome, and all attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Party-goers can also opt for full-service dining with al fresco seating at Jackson Gore’s Coleman Brook Tavern.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Enosburg Falls

Bakersfield Independence Day Celebration
City:Enosburg Falls
Place:Bakersfield
Price:varied
Time:all day
Contact Name:Emily Houston
Phone:802-933-5111
Email:houston802@gmail.com

Bakersfield will host the annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday July 4. Major highlights of the day will include a noon time parade & chicken BBQ, 7pm air show and dusk fireworks spectacular. Other entertainment includes a book sale, fun run, blessing of animals, local music, cow plop contest, silent auctions, horseshoe tournament, and varied family activities. While admission to the celebration is free of charge, a variety of food, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department, Special Concerns, the United Church of Bakersfield & Fairfield, the HF Brigham Library and the Historical Society. For times and details go to: https://www.facebook.com/BakersfieldVT or https://sites.google.com/site/05441celebration/home


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Woodstock

An Old Vermont Fourth
City:Woodstock
Place:Billings Farm & Museum
Price:adults: $14.00; 62 & over: $13.00; children 5-15: $8.00; 3-4: $4.00; under 3: free.
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:802-457-2355

Celebrate Billings Farm & Museum's "Old Vermont 4th" on Friday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., featuring traditional music, flag-making, hand cranked ice cream, horse-drawn wagon rides, patriotic speeches, and debates. A special feature will be the continuous showing of The Making of Liberty, a 55-minute documentary by internationally recognized filmmaker Charles Guggenheim.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Plymouth

President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration
City:Plymouth
Place:President Calvin Coolidge
Price:Free
Time:12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A special July 4th commemorating the Nation’s birth, as well as the only U.S. President born on Independence Day. At 12:00 Noon, march with the Vermont National Guard to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is placed at the President’s gravesite. A barbecue follows at the Wilder House Restaurant, and at 2:00 a "group reading" of Coolidge's autobiography in the Union Christian Church. The parade and autobiography program are organized by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Peru

Celebrate the 4th at Bromley Mountain
City:Peru
Place:Bromley Mountain
Price:See website for details
Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Phone:802-824-5522

Come and see The Julie She Band and BBQ on the Sun Deck. Burgers, dogs, and three-part harmonies in a unique blend of rock, pop and blues.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Ludlow

32nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
City:Ludlow
Place:Fletcher Farm School, Route 103
Price:Free Admission
Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rain or Shine! Sponsored by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc., the festival features the exquisite works of over 90 of New England’s finest artists and craftsmen. Instructor Demonstrations, Juried Arts and Crafts, Children’s Activities, Chainsaw Carving, and Food Concessions.


7/4/15 - 7/4/15 in Milton

Patriotic Concert in the Park
City:Milton
Place:Milton Outdoor Performance Center
Price:Free
Time:7:30 - 9:00 PM
Contact Name:Bobbie Moser
Email:miltonband01@hotmail.com

The Milton Community Band presents a star-spangled concert-in-the-park with familiar American tunes, marches, and other patriotic songs. Sing along and enjoy the splendor of an Independence Day celebration. Sponsored by the Milton Firefighters Association; followed by spectacular fireworks. Venue is outdoors; bring your family and friends and a lawn chair or blanket; picnic tables are limited. Milton Outdoor Performance Center is at 43 Bombardier Road, Milton, behind and to the right of Milton Municipal Complex.


7/4/15 - 7/5/15 in Stratton Mountain

Mountain Friends & Freedom Fourth of July Celebration
City:Stratton Mountain
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Price:Free Entry
Time:All Day
Contact Name:Betsy
Phone:1-800-787-2886
Email:marketing@stratton.com

Ring in the fourth of July at Stratton with music, fireworks, pie eating, games, hay rides and much more. Fireworks are Saturday, July 4. The Gondola will be running July 4-5 from 10am-4:30pm. Summer rates apply; buy your tickets in advance and save.


7/4/15 - 7/19/15 in Strafford

Art Show: Dance of the Seasons
City:Strafford
Place:Justin Morrill State Historic Site
Price:Exhibit included with $6.00 general admission to historic house & exhibits. Children 14 and under free.
Time:11:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday
Contact Name:Michael Caduto
Phone:802-765-4288
Email:director@morrillhomestead.org

A wonderful display of talent and imagery as presented by artists from far and wide, including Gerry Bergstein, Gail Boyajian, Jennifer Brown, Dierdre Dennis, Andrea Doughtie, Kate Emlen, Nancy Gerlach, Peggy Kannenstine, George Lawrence, Jo Levasseur, Andy Newman, Mary Louise Pierson, Deborah Frankel Reese and Stephanie Reininger. COST: Exhibit included with $6.00 general admission to historic house & exhibits. Children 14 and under free. WEBSITE: http://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2015-programs-and-events/#9 CONTACT: Phone: (802) 765-4288 Email: director@morrillhomestead.org


7/5/15 - 7/5/15 in Burlington

Fourth of July Weekend Train Ride
City:Burlington
Place:1 Main Street
Price:Adults $35.00, Children $30.00
Time:3:00 PM
Contact Name:Vermont Rail System
Phone:802-658-2550
Email:shoughton@vermontrailway.com

Celebrate the Independence Day weekend with a train trip from Burlington to historic Middlebury where you can take part in some of the lively events around town. Train ride between Burlington and Middlebury. Train departs Burlington at 3:00 PM arriving in Middlebury at 4:30 PM with a 2 hour layover in Middlebury. Train returns to Burlington at 8:00 PM.


7/5/15 - 7/5/15 in Stowe

Music in the Meadow featuring Vermont Symphony Orchestra
City:Stowe
Place:Trapp Family Lodge
Price:See website for details
Time:7:30 pm
Phone:802-753-7792

Bring a picnic to the beautiful Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow and enjoy the sounds of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra during their 2015 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour. Anthony Princiotti leads the orchestra in a program that will leave you "Spellbound."


7/5/15 - 7/11/15 in Middlebury

37th Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green
City:Middlebury
Place:Mary Hogan Scho ,Middlebury,VT
Price:Free
Time:See website for times of events
Phone:802-462-3555
Email:midfog@gmail.com

Join us at the Middlebury Recreation Park for free, family-friendly programs at noon, and musical performances from 7 to 10 pm, Monday-Friday; Opening act on Sunday evening, “Brown Bag,” Vermont Jazz Ensemble Dance on Saturday evening. Events held rain or shine


7/6/15 - 7/6/15 in Montpelier

Community Heroes Collage
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:1PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Join Michelle for a collage activity. Bring a picture of your hero and we will make a giant display honoring community heroes!


7/7/15 - 7/7/15 in Montpelier

Community Heroes - Doctors
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Local, family care practitioner, Dr. Rima Carlson, talks about being a doctor. There will be stories and activities.


7/7/15 - 7/7/15 in Manchester Center

Shipwrecks of Lake Champlain
City:Manchester Center
Place:Manchester Community Library
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Arthur B. Cohn, director emeritus of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, who will trace the historical evolution of Lake Champlain and also report on the extraordinary legacy of intact wooden shipwrecks that these historic times have left behind.


7/8/15 - 7/8/15 in Manchester Village

The Forever Fix: A Story of Gene Therapy
City:Manchester Village
Place:Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Ricki Lewis, Ph.D, a geneticist and science writer, who will speak on the biotechnology that is restoring vision to those who are going blind, saving children with inherited immune deficiencies and freeing people with hemophilia from dependence on clotting factors.


7/8/15 - 7/8/15 in Burlington

Garden Soirée with Jenni Johnson & The Junketeers
City:Burlington
Place:ArtsRiot, 400 Pine St. Burlington, VT
Price:$18 advance/ $20 door
Time:6pm
Contact Name:Jess Hyman
Phone:802-861-4769
Email:jess@vcgn.org

Bring your dancing shoes for this fun evening with hearty garden-inspired snacks, cash bar, silent auction, and great music by Jenni Johnson & The Junketeers, all to benefit the Vermont Community Garden Network. This will be a high-energy show featuring jazz, blues, swing, and funk. Jenni and her stellar group of Junketeers are regular favorites at the Burlington Jazz Festival, Basin Harbor Club, and hot sites all over the Champlain Valley. And Jenni is a long-time community gardener, too! The silent auction includes gift certificates from Citizen Cider?, Bobcat Cafe and Brewery, Blackback Pub?, American Meadows?, and more restaurants and businesses, a granite birdbath from Northfield Granite & Marble, gift baskets, community and school garden walking tour with picnic lunch, Northern Lights cruises?, REV Indoor Cycling + Fitness? and ROW VT? classes, Lawson's Finest Liquids? hooded sweatshirt, and Autoshine Reconditioning by Heritage Auto Group?. We have more items coming in every day - check the event webpage (www.vcgn.org/garden-soiree/) for updates. All silent auction funds raised will help grow community and school gardens all over the state. Bring your checkbook! Click here for tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/889435. Call (802) 861-4769 for more info. Join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/894085890678162/


7/8/15 - 7/8/15 in Manchester

Wilburton Inn Farm Night
City:Manchester
Place:The Wilburton Inn
Price:$25.00 per person with tax and gratuity
Time:7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Contact Name:Ed
Phone:802-362-2500
Email:wilburtoninn@gmail.com

Join us at the Wilburton Inn every Wednesday evening for a lively night of farm to table organic food, hearth baked breads, artisan cocktails, and local music. We are excited to once again partner with Earth Sky Time Community Farm, local distillers, and the best Vermont musicians, and to welcome the broader community to the best event of the summer. Each week we craft a unique menu, pairing the best local vegetables and fruits with international flair.


7/8/15 - 7/8/15 in Montpelier

Young Adult Book Discussion "Cinder"
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:2PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Young Adult Book Discussion of "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer


7/9/15 - 7/9/15 in Manchester

Chopin and the French Connection
City:Manchester
Place:Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:$48-Student Tickets $15 & Subject to Availability
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:802-362-1956
Email:info@mmfvtorg

Opening night of Manchester Music Festival’s 41st Season-Primary Colors. World renowned clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky will be joined by Joana Genova, violin; Ariel Rudiakov, cello; Yehuda Hanani, cello and Vassily Primakov, piano performing works by Milhaud, Chopin and Faure.


7/9/15 - 7/9/15 in Montpelier

Vermont State Police
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:10AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Mark Lauer from the Vermont State Police Archives will present and share an activity.


7/9/15 - 7/9/15 in Manchester

Dining With Music Series:
City:Manchester
Place:The Wilburton Inn
Price:$35.00 per person
Time:7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Contact Name:Ed
Phone:802-362-2500
Email:wilburtoninn@gmail.com

This summer at the Wilburton Inn, special pre-concert dinners will be offered prior to the Manchester Music Festival Program. A thematic dinner, prepared by chef Gary Schmidt, will offer a choice of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. Selected wines and choice cocktails will start the evening on the terrace overlooking the Green Mountains as the sounds and tastes of summer begin to unfold.


7/9/15 - 7/9/15 in Manchester Village

The French Connection: Chopin, Faure, and Milhaud
City:Manchester Village
Place:Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:2:00 - 4:15 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Erik Nielsen, a composer and teacher of music theory and composition, who will give a talk on 19th and 20th Century French composers in two parts. Part one will explore the music of Chopin and Faure, their similarities, differences and some of the work of their contemporaries. Part two will highlight the music of Milhaud and his contemporaries, along with some of the other artistic work of the time. This talk will precede Manchester Music Festival’s presententation of Chopin and the French Connection on the opening night of their 41st season, July 9, at 7:30 pm in the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.


7/9/15 - 7/12/15 in Brandon

Basin Bluegrass Festival
City:Brandon
Place:Wyman's Fields 91 Charberry Lane
Time:4:00 pm

The 21st annual festival will be held at the end of Basin Road, off McConnell Rd. The area will be well signed from Brandon. Food and craft concessions, cover for rain or shine, water to fill your tank, free hot showers, dump station ($10), tenters welcome, bring lawn chairs (no high backs or umbrellas in the concert area). Pets welcome on a leash and are not allowed in the concert or vendor area, except in pet sitting area. 2015 Line-up will include The Spinney Brothers, Zink and Company, CPS Express,Smokey Greene, Blistered Fingers, Dave Nichols and Spare Change, Cedar Ridge, Seth Sawyer Band, Tricky Britches, Sugarhouse Run, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, Kenny Stinson and Perfect Tym'n, The Feinberg Brothers, Phat Burger Deluxe, and more. Hours: Thursdays 4pm to Sunday 4pm


7/9/15 - 7/25/15 in Dorset

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily
City:Dorset
Place:Dorset Playhouse
Price:$20-$49
Time:8:00 PM
Contact Name:Box Office
Phone:(802)867-2223
Email:dtf@dorsettheatrefestival.org

Directed by Margaret Perry This witty new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic features Sherlock Holmes, his trusted friend Watson, the sinister Moriarty, the glamorous Lillie Langtry and even Oscar Wilde, as they navigate intrigue and danger all while rehearsing Mr. Wilde’s latest play, The Importance of Being Forthright. Regional Premiere


7/9/15 - 7/30/15 in Burlington

FM Point Battery Park Concert Series
City:Burlington
Place:Battery Park
Price:Free
Time:6:30 pm

The classic summer series of concerts returns with four FREE shows! All performances are on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30. Enjoy live music at Burlington's Battery Park while taking in breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and The Adirondacks! Thursday, July 9 Good Old War Thursday, July 16 Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band Thursday, July 23 Ryan Montbleau Band Thursday, July 30 Alpha Rev Free, secure bike parking by Skirack Sound by Vermont Sound and Light Produced in association with Seven Days Special thanks to Burlington Parks and Rec


7/9/15 - 8/13/15 in Killington

Killington River Road Concert Series
City:Killington
Place:Sherburne Memorial Library
Price:Free
Time:6:00 pm

Head to the Sherburne Memorial Library Thursday evenings for this summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to relax, while enjoying a variety of free musical entertainment.


7/10/15 - 7/10/15 in Waterbury

Waterbury's Block Party Under the Stars
City:Waterbury
Place:Stowe St.
Price:FREE
Time:5:30pm - 9:30pm

Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band will headline Waterbury’s Block Party Under the Stars. Sponsored by Prohibition Pig, the night will feature a beer garden and food trucks as well as local singer-songwriter Sadie Bolger playing at 5:30 and the mixed genre melodies of Hot Box Honey at 6pm. Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band will play at 7:45pm. Admission is FREE for all ages. Festivities continue on Saturday, July 11 with more entertainment and a huge selection of local artists.


7/10/15 - 7/10/15 in Waterbury

Waterbury Arts Fest
City:Waterbury
Place:Downtown Waterbury
Price:Admission is free
Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm

he 2015 Waterbury Arts Fest will transform downtown Waterbury, Vermont into a lively outdoor art gallery and street fair. This signature summertime event will feature over 80 artist exhibitors, fantastic gourmet fare and live music from some of the area's most beloved entertainers.


7/10/15 - 7/10/15 in Richmond

Song & Dance
City:Richmond
Place:Richmond Free Library, Richmond VT
Price:Free admission. Donations accepted.
Time:7:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact Name:Claire Black
Phone:518.796.4188
Email:clairemblack@hotmail.com

Pianist Claire Black presents a solo recital to celebrate the spirit of summer. The program features sprightly dances by Debussy, Granados, and Bartok; ballades of Debussy and Chopin; and four of the jazzy Seven Virtuoso Etudes based on George Gershwin songs, by Earl Wild.


7/10/15 - 7/10/15 in Montpelier

Community Heroes Surprise Guest
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Who will come to talk today? You'll have to come to the library to find out!


7/10/15 - 7/10/15 in Ludlow

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
City:Ludlow
Place:Jackson Gore Courtyard
Price:$31 in advance or $36 at the door. Kids under 18 are free in advance or $12 at the door.
Time:Grounds open at 5:30 Concert starts at 7:30pm

presented by Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates and Okemo Mountain Resort. An evening of great symphony music with a scenic mountain backdrop. Okemo Mountain Resort and Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates, Inc. are proud to bring the VSO to the Okemo Valley. As if a summer’s evening in Vermont weren’t magical enough already…the VSO conjures up a dreamscape of enchantment. Wizards, witches, and trolls, oh my! Our musical sorcery spirits you to Middle Earth--and then safely back to your picnic spread. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $31 in advance or $36 at the door. Kids under 18 are free in advance or $12 at the door. awn chairs and picnic blankets are welcomed for seating. Plan for dinner before the show at Coleman Brook Tavern or enjoy an outdoor barbeque with beer and wine available. In keeping with the VSO tradition, the concert ends with a fanfare of fireworks. Make a weekend of it! Check out our Vermont Symphony Orchestra Lodging Special . PROGRAM: Spellbound Anthony Princiotti, conducting SMITH, orch. DAMROSCH, Star Spangled Banner PETER HAMLIN, The Ghost of John Philip Sousa GLINKA, Russlan and Ludmilla Overture DVORAK, The Noon Witch DEBUSSY, Fêtes from Three Nocturnes GLAZUNOV, Polonaise from Chopiniana BERLIOZ, Dream of a Witch’s Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique **INTERMISSION** GRIEG, In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite JOHN WILLIAMS, arr. Brubaker, Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone Symphonic Suite HOWARD SHORE, arr. John Whitney, Fellowship of the Rings Symphonic Suite TCHAIKOVSKY, 1812 Overture (encores:) SOUSA, El Capitan, Stars and Stripes Forever


7/10/15 - 7/11/15 in Stowe

Kids Adventure Games
City:Stowe
Place:Trapp Family Lodge
Price:Free for Spectators
Time:8:00 am
Contact Name:Eva Lambert
Phone:970-281-2046
Email:eva@kidsadventuregames.com

The Kids Adventure Games offers kids, ages 6 through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. During the race, teams of two will work together to navigate a variety of sports and problem-solving challenges, including mountain biking, hiking, tubing, archery, a low ropes course, a zip line, a climbing wall, a Tarzan swing, a giant slip-nslide and more. Kids Adventure Race organizer and international adventure racer, Billy Mattison, says the races emphasize teamwork, problem solving and fun. “The idea behind the race is to create an event that has all the fun things we dream about as kids.” Said Mattison. “By putting sip-lines, slip-n-slides, rope bridges, tubing, mud crawls and anything else we can dream up, the kids have a true adventure and an incredible time. We want the kids to cross the finish line pumped up with smiles on their faces and a feeling of accomplishment.”


7/10/15 - 7/11/15 in South Hero

Islands Antique Show and Sale
City:South Hero
Place:Folsom Educational and Community Center
Price:$3
Time:9am to 5pm Friday, 10am to 4pm Saturday
Contact Name:Robin Way
Phone:802-372-6425

53rd Annual Islands Antique Show and Sale 20 Dealers with a wide variety of antiques and collectibles Event benefits C.I.D.E.R. programs serving Grand Isle County elders and persons with disabilities


7/10/15 - 7/12/15 in Stowe

29th Annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
City:Stowe
Place:Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Price:Admission: $10 (Kids under 12 are free)
Time:See website for times of events
Phone:800-253-2232

Over 25 hot air balloons will soar over this family-friendly event; enjoy vendors, children’s activities, music and the beer/wine garden, and create memories to last as you watch the balloons up close and take off to fill the sky. Two sunrise and two twilight launches.


7/10/15 - 7/12/15 in Waterbury

Northeast Fiddlers Association 50th Anniversary Celebration
City:Waterbury
Place:Waterbury-Stowe Fish and Game Club
Price:See website for details
Time:7:00 PM
Phone:802-728-5188

Members of the Northeast Fiddlers Association are excited to announce the 50th anniversary of the founding of their organization. In celebration of this joyful occasion, a festive three day event is planned for July 10, 11 and 12th this year at the Waterbury Fish & Game Club. The three days will be full of music, history, good food and camaraderie.


7/10/15 - 7/10/05 in Woodstock

Band Concert and Ice Cream Social
City:Woodstock
Place:Woodstock History Center
Price:Free
Time:7:00 PM
Phone:(802) 457-1822

On Friday, July 10, at 7 pm. come listen to old-time favorites played by Dick Ellis and the South Royalton Town Band while you enjoy a complimentary bowl of ice cream. Please bring a blanket or chair on which to sit. Event will be postponed in the event of rain. Held on the back lawn of the Woodstock History Center, 26 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT. Free, with donations gratefully accepted.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Plainfield

Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band
City:Plainfield
Place:Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College
Price:Tickets are $15 advanced online, or $20 day-of-show at the door. Cash bar by Positive Pie.
Time:8:00 pm
Contact Name:Meg Hammond
Phone:802-322-1685

The Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band is one HUGE party that combines the rich musical and dance roots of Indian Bhangra, Bollywood, New Orleans Brass Bands, jungle swing of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Grafton

3rd Annual Grafton Food Festival
City:Grafton
Place:Grafton Inn
Price:$10.00
Time:10:00 am-6:00 pm
Phone:800-843-1801

he Grafton Food Festival is an annual food-lovers event celebrating local food and farms in Vermont. The third annual event will be held July 11, 2015. We are celebrating our local “taste of place” by featuring local food and beverage vendors with tastings, cooking demonstrations, farmers market tables, and a children’s cooking competition. All proceeds of the event are going towards Vermont Culinary Scholarships for high school students. -


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Bondville

Tour de Grace
City:Bondville
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Price:Register in advance $25, $30 after July 8th
Time:8:00 am
Phone:(802) 365-4189

This 17.7 mile downhill ride from Stratton Mountain to Grace Cottage Hospital is good exercise in the fresh air and it's fun for all ages. Bring the family, bring a team, or come alone and make new friends. Stratton Mountain buses will shuttle riders and their bicycles back to Stratton Mountain about every 30 minutes. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free t-shirt! Riders start between 8 and 10 am from Stratton Mountain Welcome Center parking lot. The ride ends at Grace Cottage Hospital. Helmets are required. Mountain/hybrid bikes/tires are highly recommended. Snacks and water will be available along the route. The ride should take approx. 30min to 1 hour. A shuttle will return you to your car at Stratton. Proceeds will be donated to Grace Cottage. Breakfast is be available at the Village Market & Deli opening at 7:30am.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Killington

Dirty Girl Mud Run - Killington
City:Killington
Place:Killington Resort
Price:$45 to $65
Time:9AM - 2PM
Contact Name:Carson Morford
Email:carson@humanmovement.me

The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 3.1 mile(ish) obstacle course run for women, and women ONLY! If you’re an uber cross fitter looking to make your weekend more challenging, Dirty Girl Mud Run has a place for you. If this is your first time running an organized obstacle run or 5k, YOU WILL GET TO THE FINISH LINE! Over 900,000 women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and athletic backgrounds have completed this incredibly fun obstacle course since it’s debut in 2011. Some run to challenge themselves, some make it a girls weekend with a group tailgate before the run (cough…Wisconsin…cough). Most run in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with breast cancer, or OUR HERO’S – Those who have looked cancer in the eye, kicked it’s ass and are celebrating their health at our start line. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is for every lady out there. Dirty Girl Mud Run events inspire fabulous females to run, walk, climb, jump, and laugh their way, hand in muddy hand, to an unabashed sense of accomplishment. And today? Oh yeah, you betchya, things have gotten a WHOLE LOT DIRTIER! Dirty Girl Mud Run brings its muddy merriment into 2015, cementing its place in history as the World’s Largest Women’s Only Mud Run. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today to be a part of something truly magical, side-splittingly memorable, and wonderfully muddy! Visit our FAQ Page for all your questions or our Volunteer page for information on how to volunteer with us!


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Stowe

Indian Classical Music with Ustad Shafaat Khan Ensemble
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:$20-$25
Time:8:00 pm
Contact Name:Matt Winter
Phone:802-760-4634
Email:info@sprucepeakarts.org

Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, has performed at prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the USA, The Bonnaroo Festival, and shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany. In addition, some of his CDs have been produced by the famous Dr. Deepak Chopra. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar and tabla. Maestro Khan will perform sitar/table/vocals, with Todd Mosby on guitar and Adi Shivprasad on Tabla.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Waterbury

Waterbury Arts Fest
City:Waterbury
Place:Stowe St. & Bidwell Lane
Price:FREE
Time:10am - 4pm

The 2015 Waterbury Arts Fest will feature a vast array of artwork for local and regional artists, delicious food and amazing entertainment, all on the transformed streets of downtown Waterbury, July 11 from 10am-4pm. Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane will be turned into a lively outdoor art gallery and street fair. This signature summertime event will include a variety of artist exhibitors including jewelers, painters, photographers, and more! As always there will be fantastic gourmet fare and live music from some of the area’s most beloved entertainers. Admission is FREE! F


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Craftsbury

Antiques and Uniques Festival
City:Craftsbury
Place:Craftsbury Common
Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 45th Annual Antiques and Uniques Festival is Saturday July 11, 2015 on Craftsbury Common in Craftsbury Vermont. Over 100 antique and ""unique"" vendors dot the Common in the most quaint and picturesque country way while live folk music and roaming buskers add to the ambience. This year the festival will offer a specialty foods area and antique car owners are asked to drive to the event for special parking and viewing


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Burlington

Song & Dance
City:Burlington
Place:First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington VT
Price:Free admission. Donations accepted.
Time:7:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact Name:Claire Black
Phone:518.796.4188
Email:clairemblack@hotmail.com

Pianist Claire Black presents a solo recital to celebrate the spirit of summer. The program features sprightly dances by Debussy, Granados, and Bartok; ballades of Debussy and Chopin; and four of the jazzy Seven Virtuoso Etudes based on George Gershwin songs, by Earl Wild.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Stowe

Indian Classical Music With Ustad Shafaat Khan Ensemble
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:$20; $25 day of performance. Members save 10-20%.
Time:8:00 pm
Phone:802-760-4634

“…Virtuoso... Classical purity... astonishing individuality...both intellectual and poetic.” - Washington Post Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, has performed at prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the USA, The Bonnaroo Festival, and shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany. In addition, some of his CDs have been produced by the famous Dr. Deepak Chopra. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing sitar, surbahar and tabla. Maestro Khan will perform sitar/table/vocals, with Todd Mosby on guitar and Adi Shivprasad on Tabla.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Stowe

Kids Adventure Games
City:Stowe
Place:Trapp Family Lodge
Price:Based on teams of two, the early registration fee is $75 per person thru May 31st. Starting June 1st the entry fee will be $90 per person.
Time:8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Kids Adventure Games offers kids, ages 6 through 14, the opportunity to experience the thrill of adventure racing. The races emphasize teamwork, problem solving, sportsmanship, environmental awareness and fun. The kids cross the finish line, muddy, sweaty, smiling and full of pride. The intent of the Kids Adventure Games is to be challenged yet have fun, be determined, develop good character, sportsmanship, teamwork, build grit and resiliency, be able to think on your feet and finish the day with a smile. Admission for spectators is free and for more information about athlete registration visit our website under the "REGISTER" tab.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Barnet

Fengshui and the Energy of the Land with Dr. Eva Wong
City:Barnet
Place:Karme Choling
Price:$95-125
Time:9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Phone:(802) 633-2384
Email:communications@karmecholing.org

In this program, we will explore the principles of land energy from the Chinese fengshui and Tibetan beyul (hidden land) perspective. Using these principles, we will analyze the land energy around Karme Choling, showing how landforms can affect spiritual practices and community building. There will be a moderate hike around the Karme Choling highlighting areas with where land energy is gathered and channeled. No requirements. Wear good walking shoes, bring water bottle and a hat. You are welcome to join us for breakfast at 8:00am or dinner at 6:30pm.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Craftsbury Common

45th Annual Antiques and Uniques Festival
City:Craftsbury Common
Place:Crafsbury Common
Price:Free
Time:10 am
Contact Name:Anne-Marie Keppel
Phone:802-586-2856
Email:AntiquesAndUniquesVT@gmail.com

More than 100 antiques vendors and Vermont crafters. All local foods barbeque. Live music. Outside, tented event. Open to all! Small parking fee for fire department.


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Stratton Mountain

Eastbound Jesus
City:Stratton Mountain
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Price:FREE
Time:6pm
Contact Name:Betsy
Phone:1-800-787-2886
Email:marketing@stratton.com

For more than a decade, Stratton Mountain has featured a summer long line-up of FREE Saturday concerts set at the mountain and running from the Fourth of July through Labor Day. Adirondack chairs, lawn games, craft brew, wine and tasty BBQ make a festive back drop to the music of top regional acts, recording artists, cover bands. Throughout the day, Stratton Village is open for shopping and dining plus local artisans and vendors set up their wares along the pedestrian Village. You can also ride the gondola to the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak (open until 5pm).


7/11/15 - 7/11/15 in Lincoln

4th Annual Lincoln Garden Vista Tour
City:Lincoln
Place:7 Glorious Garden Vistas in Lincoln
Price:See website for details
Time:12:00 pm

The tour offers a unique opportunity to visit 7 glorious garden vistas, all in Lincoln, either nestled in or with views of the Green Mountains. Local well-known artists will be painting en plein air in the gardens. The tour concludes with a festive reception from 4-6 pm at Wild Wind on Orchard Road in North Lincoln. The artists’ garden paintings will be offered for sale at the reception.


7/12/15 - 7/12/15 in Stowe

A Far Cry - Music in the Meadow
City:Stowe
Place:9:00 p.m.
Price:$30, adv; $35, gate
Time:7:00 p.m.
Contact Name:Lynn Paparella
Phone:802-253-7792
Email:info

From the comfort of your picnic blanket, let A Far Cry take you on a musical journey from North to South American in four outstanding pieces.


7/12/15 - 7/12/15 in Weston

International String Trio - Concert on the Hill Concert Series
City:Weston
Place:Church on the Hill
Price:$5.00 children under 12 free
Time:3:30 pm
Contact Name:Chris Yuengling
Phone:802-824-3704
Email:SundaysontheHill@gmail.com

The International String Trio was founded in 1999 by its musical director and guitarist, Slava Tolstoy. During the last 10 years the group has performed at more than 1000 venues across the USA and has gained national recognition for its distinct sound and stylistic diversity. The trio’s repertoire includes classical, jazz, popular and world music (Italian, French, Russian, Jewish, Spanish, Latin American, Gipsy and Irish). Open seating. Parking at the church and around the Weston Village Green


7/12/15 - 7/12/15 in Windsor

Behind the Scenes Tours
City:Windsor
Place:American Precision Museum
Price:10.00 each
Time:2:00pm and 3:00pm
Contact Name:Sheila Brannan
Phone:(802) 674-5781
Email:apm@americanprecision.org

Tour the second floor storage to learn about our building and the collections stored there. New machinery will be on display for this year's tours. Reservations required, not handicapped accessible.


7/12/15 - 7/12/15 in Windsor

Family Maker Day: Simple Machines
City:Windsor
Place:American Precision Museum
Price:Free
Time:1:00pm
Contact Name:Sheila Brannan
Phone:(802) 674-5781
Email:apm@americanprecision.org

Explore simple machines, find simple machines hidden inside the historic machines on the exhibit floor, and use your ingenuity to design your own machine.


7/12/15 - 7/12/15 in Stowe

Stowe 8-Miler Run & Relay
City:Stowe
Place:Recreation Field just off the Mountain Road on Weeks Hill Rd.
Price:Early Registration: $30 (until Mar 31st) Regular Registration: $35 (until May 25th) Late Registration: $40 until close
Time:9:00 am
Contact Name:Mike
Phone:n/a
Email:Mike@locorunning.com

he Stowe 8 Miler is a classic summer race now in its 34th year. Vermonters and runners from all over New England and Canada return year after year to Stowe for this historic event. A two-person relay was added in 2012 and has proven to be a popular addition. If you are a veteran runner of this race we welcome you back; if you are considering running the Stowe 8-Miler don't miss the fun! The Course: As beautiful as ever, this eight mile single-loop course starts just off Mountain Road in the town of Stowe. The course is rolling with some flat sections, all of which takes runners through the beautiful Vermont countryside and then through the heart of downtown Stowe.


7/13/15 - 7/13/15 in Montpelier

Superhero Comic Book Workshop
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:1PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

If you had a superpower what would it be? What is a world crisis that you wish you could solve? Join Michelle and create your own superhero comic.


7/13/15 - 7/13/15 in Manchester

Young Artist Series Concert
City:Manchester
Place:Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy
Price:$10, Under 18/Students free
Time:7:00pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:8023621956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

Chamber music with lively commentary by the resident musicians of MMF’s Young Artist Program, (musicians ages 19 and up). Programs change weekly with music ranging from Mozart to Shostakovich and others.


7/14/15 - 7/14/15 in Montpelier

Music and Movement
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Join Laurie and Rachel of "Active Brain, Active Body" for songs and fun.


7/14/15 - 7/14/15 in Manchester Center

La Cenerentola
City:Manchester Center
Place:Manchester Community Library
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Josef Schmee of Union College, who will talk about Rossini’s version of Cinderella. He will go over the background of the opera, show excerpts from the opera and use them to find basic elements of Rossini and opera buffa


7/14/15 - 8/18/15 in Manchester Center

Manchester's Concerts on the Green
City:Manchester Center
Place:Manchester Town Green
Price:Free
Time:6:00 pm

The six weeks of concerts on the green will begin Tuesday evening, July 14, at 6 pm and continue through August 18. Bands include The Battenkillers, Julie Shea Band, Moose Crossing, So Far, John O'Rourke Legato Blues Band and The Don't Leave Band.


7/15/15 - 7/15/15 in Manchester

Wilburton Inn Farm Night
City:Manchester
Place:The Wilburton Inn
Price:$25.00 per person with tax and gratuity
Time:7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Contact Name:Ed
Phone:802-362-2500
Email:wilburtoninn@gmail.com

Join us at the Wilburton Inn every Wednesday evening for a lively night of farm to table organic food, hearth baked breads, artisan cocktails, and local music. We are excited to once again partner with Earth Sky Time Community Farm, local distillers, and the best Vermont musicians, and to welcome the broader community to the best event of the summer. Each week we craft a unique menu, pairing the best local vegetables and fruits with international flair.


7/15/15 - 7/15/15 in Manchester Village

Grassroots Art
City:Manchester Village
Place:Southern Vermont Arts Center, Yester House
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Jamie Franklin of the Bennington Museum. His talk will tie in to the exhibition on view at the museum from July 3- November 1. The lecture will begin with a brief history of how grassroots artists have come to be embraced by the mainstream art world and then focus on overarching themes explored in this art.


7/15/15 - 7/15/15 in Montpelier

Drive-in Movie Night : Big Hero 6
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:5PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

You can bring a cardboard box to be your car. We will have supplies to decorate the cars from 5-6pm. Movie will start at 6pm.


7/16/15 - 7/16/15 in Montpelier

Hero Games
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:10AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Create your own superhero costume! Create superhero ID's. Play villain games! Construct a Minecraft Sword! And much, much more!


7/16/15 - 7/16/15 in Manchester

In Praise of Music
City:Manchester
Place:Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:$38-Students $15 & Subject to Availability
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:802-362-1956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

Chamber music performed by Joana Genova and Austin Hartman,violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Edward Arron,cello and Jeewon Park, piano with spoken commentary by Rabbi Michael Cohen, Reverend Gordon McClellan, Reverend John Mitchell and Rabbi David Novack. Works by Cesar Franck, Joseph Haydn and others.


7/16/15 - 7/16/15 in Manchester

Dining With Music Series:
City:Manchester
Place:The Wilburton Inn
Price:$35.00 per person
Time:5:30 pm
Contact Name:Ed
Phone:802-362-2500
Email:wilburtoninn@gmail.com

This summer at the Wilburton Inn, special pre-concert dinners will be offered prior to the Manchester Music Festival Program. A thematic dinner, prepared by chef Gary Schmidt, will offer a choice of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. Selected wines and choice cocktails will start the evening on the terrace overlooking the Green Mountains as the sounds and tastes of summer begin to unfold.


7/16/15 - 7/17/15 in Burlington

Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Global Network Summit
City:Burlington
Place:Davis Center 590 Main Street
Price:Check website for more details
Time:All day
Contact Name:Rustin Nethercott
Phone:(802) 380-7090
Email:rnetherc@uvm.edu

Base of the Pyramid is the designation for the more than 4 billion people around the world living on less than 8 dollars a day. The summit will bring together people from around the world to talk about fueling business by investing in the Base of the Pyramid in a sensitive, environmentally sustainable and economically profitable way. Hosted by Enterprise for a Sustainable World and UVM School of Business. More info Here: http://summit2015.bopglobalnetwork.org/


7/16/15 - 7/25/15 in Weston

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
City:Weston
Place:Weston Playhouse
Price:$35-52
Time:T-Sat 7;30, W&Sat 2:00, Sun 3:00.
Contact Name:Emily
Phone:802-824-5288
Email:ematthees@westonplayhouse.org

Play by Rick Elice. Music by Wayne Barker Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson The Tony-winning prequel to Peter Pan Winner of five 2012 Tony Awards, this play with music is “a Grownup’s Prequel to Peter Pan.” A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic original story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world. 2 hours 20 minutes including intermission.


7/17/15 - 7/17/15 in Manchester Center

Manchester Streetfest
City:Manchester Center
Place:Main St from Thai Basil to Mountain Goat
Price:Free Admission
Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact Name:Tricia Hayes
Phone:802-362-5333
Email:t.hayes@manchester-vt.gov

Enjoy live music, great performances, delicious street fare, plus beer and wine The region's talented artisans will be displaying their work.


7/17/15 - 7/18/15 in Burlington

Vermont Brewers Festival
City:Burlington
Place:Waterfront Park
Price:Tasting Tickets $35 + $2 Burlington Impact Service Fee

A Festival celebrating Artisan Craft Beer and the Brewers who brew them. The third weekend in July at Burlington Waterfront Park with scenic views of Lake Champlain framed by the Adirondack Mountain Range. Only 21 and over allowed. Photo ID required


7/17/15 - 7/19/15 in Killington

Killington Wine Festival
City:Killington
Place:Killington Mountain
Time:See website for details
Contact Name:KPAA
Phone:(802) 773-4181
Email:ADMIN@KILLINGTONCHAMBER.COM

Toasting over 13 years of wine in the Green Mountains of Vermont! The Killington Wine Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the Killington region’s signature summer events. Over the years, the festival has grown immensely and now features more than 500 wines from a collection of over 40 vineyards around the world. Come enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont serving as a scenic backdrop.


7/17/15 - 8/2/15 in Derby Line

The Sound of Music
City:Derby Line
Place:Haskell Opera House
Price:$15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students
Time:See website for details
Phone:802-334-2216

he final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.


7/17/15 - 5/17/05 in Montpelier

Super Heroes Story Time
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Join Nicole for fun stories about extraordinary heroes.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Burke

Animal Tracks & Habitats Hike at Q Burke
City:Burke
Place:Sherburn Base Lodge, Burke Mountain
Price:Cost: $10, children under 5 FREE
Time:5 pm - 6:30pm
Phone:802-723-6551
Email:events@northwoodscenter.org

Join NorthWoods staff at the Sherburne Base Lodge for a summer animal tracking presentation and hike, appropriate for kids and adults of all ages. Participants will gain a new perspective on Vermont’s summer animals, their habitats and behaviors, and tips for spotting their tracks and signs while spending the summer outdoors. After an indoor presentation, we will venture outside for a short hike (~1 mile) and practice what we learned.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Coventry

Black River Paddle
City:Coventry
Place:NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Price:Cost: $15(MWA members free)
Time:9 am - 1 pm
Contact Name:Gail Lynch
Phone:802-334-5819
Email:lynchgail25@gmail.com

Join NorthWoods’ Forest Stewardship Institute Naturalist Jayson Benoit and the Memphremagog Watershed Association for a paddle from Coventry to the South Bay of Memphremagog. Please bring a bag lunch and plenty of water for the day. Novice and experienced paddlers welcome! All paddling gear including PFDs and paddles included. To register, please email lynchgail25@gmail.com or call 802-334-5819.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Manchester

Led Zeppelin Tribute
City:Manchester
Place:Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:$20/$5 Lawn seating--weather permitting and available day of show at the box office
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:8023621956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

The Out on the Tiles Band along with Manchester Music Festival Strings are back in a concert to raise funds for Manchester Music Festival’s Education Outreach Programs. Come rock out with the Led Zeppelin Tribute Band in a concert for everyone.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Stowe

Twangtown Paramours
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:$20-$25
Time:8:00 pm
Contact Name:Matt Winter
Phone:802-760-4634
Email:info@sprucepeakarts.org

Direct from Nashville, this award-winning husband-and wife team has been delighting audiences across the country with their superbly crafted songs, fine musicianship, top-notch singing, and humorous banter. The “Sophisticated Americana” music of The Twangtown Paramours is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. From MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis, expect a personal and engaging concert full of songs alternately poetic, socially conscious, and funny.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Manchester Center

DRUMMING IN THE PARK--FREE Community Drum Circle
City:Manchester Center
Place:Dana Thompson Rec Park, Pavillion 1
Price:FREE!
Time:6-8 PM
Contact Name:Saragail Benjamin
Phone:802 768 8640
Email:saragail@saragailbenjamin.com

All level players welcome. Play our drums or bring your own. Outdoor event, pls bring your own chairs. Play drums online & see how Manchester volunteers help sick kids: www.SaragailBenjamin.com/HelpKids Rain Cancels


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Goshen

Goshen Gallop 10K
City:Goshen
Place:Blueberry Hill Inn
Price:Early: $35 Regular: $45
Time:4 PM
Contact Name:Kendra Lawton
Phone:802-247-6735
Email:gallop@blueberryhillinn.com

A rugged 10K course takes the runner on the dirt and gravel roads of Goshen and onto a packed soil surface up to elevations between 1800 and 2100 feet above sea level following the Blueberry Hill Inn hiking, biking and skiing trails set in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area of the Green Mountain National Forest. It’s an exciting and challenging event that welcomes runners of all abilities. The run is followed by a race meal, awards, and music. An event for the whole family!


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Strafford

Fairy House Festival—with Tracy Kane, author of the Fairy House books
City:Strafford
Place:Justin Morrill State Historic Site
Price:$10.00 per child (under 14), $5.00 for adults (14 & up)
Time:1:00-3:00pm
Contact Name:Michael Caduto
Phone:802-765-4288
Email:director@morrillhomestead.org

The magic and fun of Fairy Houses come alive with this visit from the author of the Fairy House books that started it all. Tracy Kane will read from her books and show photos of whimsical fairy habitats built from all natural materials to attract fairies and their friends. Children will visit The Morrill Homestead’s brand new Fairy Village and have an opportunity to create a fairy house of their own. You’ll also have a chance to meet Tracy Kane and purchase signed copies of her books. Children are invited to create and wear their own costumes, inspired by fairies, fairy houses and the magic of nature. About Tracy Kane: Author, Illustrator and Educator Tracy Kane majored in illustration at Philadelphia College of Art. She also studied in London, England where she met her husband, Barry. After working as a commercial artist for NH Public Television, she now spends most of her time introducing communities to the joy of fairy house building. Says Tracy: “My goal in producing the Fairy House’s Series is to connect children with the wonders of nature. I use the fairies as a vehicle to remind them that nature’s magic is all around us.” Advance registration required. Please sign up early as this event fills up quickly and space is limited. Please preregister: • Online: http://store.morrillhomestead.org/shop/fairy-house-festival-2015/ • By Phone: 802-765-4288 • By Email: director@morrillhomestead.org Event Web Page: http://www.morrillhomestead.org/news-events/2015-programs-and-events/#11 Sponsored by Coburns’ General Store, MC Autoworks and Old City Tree Service.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Lyndonville

35th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade
City:Lyndonville
Place:Bandstand Park
Price:Free
Time:10:00 am
Phone:802-626-9696

HUGE parade followed by music, food, crafts, vendors and more in beautiful Bandstand Park in downtown Lyndonville. This year's parade theme is "100 Years of Summer Fun"! The festival goes on all day and is capped by a Park Dance with music by the Sutton River Band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


7/18/15 - 7/18/15 in Weybridge

Monument Farms 85th Anniversary Celebration
City:Weybridge
Place:Monument Farms Dairy
Price:Free Admission
Time:11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come help us celebrate 85 years of your favorite dairy products! We will have farm tours, games and prizes, free food and MFD t-shirts for sale. Tractor parade starts at 11:30! Bring your friends and family, fun for all ages! Also, live music by The Horse Traders, one of Vermont's most sought after bands! Located just outside of Middlebury, Vermont, Monument Farms Dairy embodies the ideals of a small, family-run business. They produce high quality dairy products distributed throughout the state and take pride in their participation in the local community.


7/18/15 - 7/18/05 in Montpelier

Hero Games
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:12PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Create your own superhero costume! Create superhero ID's. Play villain games! Construct a Minecraft Sword! And much, much more!


7/18/15 - 7/18/05 in Montpelier

Midsummer Night's Dream Auditions
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:11AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Can we present a Shakespeare play in one week? Audition on Saturday, learn lines and rehearse during the week and perform the next Saturday!


7/19/15 - 7/19/15 in Vergennes

2015 Cystic Fibrosis 9th Annual Champs Challenge
City:Vergennes
Place:Basin Harbor Club
Price:See website for registration details
Time:8:00 am

This years Champs Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis will be held at Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, Vermont on July 19th. The event, which consists of an 8 or 40-mile bike ride and 5k walk/run will start at the club and take participants on a scenic tour of Addison County finishing at the Basin Harbor waterfront dock with a BBQ luncheon and raffle. New last year is the addition of a 5k Walk/Run! Both rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles, and are on moderate - easy terrain with little car traffic. Riders are required to wear helmets, and encouraged to bring a water bottle (available at registration). Funds raised from this event will support the CFLF Recreation Grants program aimed at offering people with CF direct support to improve their health and self-confidence through physical activity.


7/19/15 - 7/19/15 in Weston

Charlie Apicella & Iron City - Sundays on the Hill Concert Series
City:Weston
Place:Church on the Hill
Price:$5.00 children under 12 free
Time:3:30 pm
Contact Name:Chris Yuengling
Phone:802-824-3704
Email:SundaysontheHill@gmail.com

Charlie and Applicella & Iron City Big Boss featuring Freddie Hendrix, Stephen and Mayra Casales. "Apicella is a lithe, swinging guitarist with an affinity for the contrasting styles of both Grant Green and Wes Montgomery... An all-around impressive debut by a guitarist of substance." - Mark Gardner, Jazz Journal Open seating. Parking at the church and around the Weston Village Green


7/19/15 - 7/19/15 in Vergennes

2015 Cystic Fibrosis 9th Annual Champs Challenge
City:Vergennes
Place:Basin Harbor Club
Price:http://www.cflf.org/champs-challenge-register
Time:Starts at 8am-3pm
Contact Name:Brian Callanan
Phone:8023105983
Email:brian@cflf.org

Register by July 1st and use the Discount Code: CCC2015 at checkout to receive a discount! ONLINE Registration ends Saturday, July 18th. 40-Mile Registration Opens - 8:00am Ride Start - 9:00am 8-Mile Registration Opens - 9:00am Ride Start - 10:30am 5k Walk/Run Registration Opens - 9:30am Walk/Run Starts - 11:00am BBQ-Lunch Reception Start - 12:00pm This years Champs Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis will be held at Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, Vermont on July 19th. The event, which consists of an 8 or 40-mile bike ride will start at the club and take participants on a scenic tour of Addison County finishing at the Basin Harbor waterfront dock with a BBQ luncheon and raffle. New last year is the addition of a 5k Walk/Run! Both rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles, and are on moderate - easy terrain with little car traffic. Riders are required to wear helmets, and encouraged to bring a water bottle (available at registration). Funds raised from this event will support the CFLF Recreation Grants program aimed at offering people with CF direct support to improve their health and self-confidence through physical activity.


7/19/15 - 7/19/15 in Shelburne

Vermont Cheese Festival
City:Shelburne
Place:COACH BARN, SHELBURNE FARMS
Price:$50
Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact Name:VERMONT CHEESE COUNCIL
Phone:(866) 261 8595
Email:info@vtcheesefest.com

Join us in 2015 as we celebrate the 6th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival. Vermont is a world class cheese state with the highest number of cheese makers per capita: over 40 of them. You are invited to share their passion for making exceptional cheeses, taste great local foods, wines, craft beers and spirits, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day on the shores of Lake Champlain at historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning and making new friends. Over 40 Award Winning Cheesemakers VT Artisan Food Producers Local Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Producers Cheesemaker Demonstrations Cooking Demonstrations featuring Vermont products and cheeses Three “Meet the Cheesemakers” workshops Over 200 Cheeses, Wines & Food Products to Sample & Purchase CASH SALES ONLY: At this time we are only able to accept cash on the day of the festival. ATM: An ATM will be available on-site, though festival-goers are encouraged to have cash on hand. PURCHASES: Cheese will be for sale at the event along with specialty food, wine, beer, cooler bags, and ice packs. Alcohol bottles purchased cannot be opened on site. Wine by the glass will be for sale. ALCOHOL POLICY: Vermont law requires that all attendees show proof of age (21) to be served alcohol. All attendees will be carded in order to receive alcohol tasting tickets and glass to sample wine, beer, & spirits. All attendees of age will receive a signature Festival wine glass for tasting. Serving alcohol to guests is at the sole discretion of our wine, beer & spirits vendors. NO PETS PLEASE CHILDREN: Strollers are difficult to maneuver in the main festival area and are discouraged.


7/20/15 - 7/20/15 in Manchester

Young Artist Series Concert
City:Manchester
Place:Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy
Price:$10, Under 18/Students free
Time:7:00 pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:8023621956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

Chamber music with lively commentary by the resident musicians of MMF’s Young Artist Program, (musicians ages 19 and up). Programs change weekly with music ranging from Mozart to Shostakovich and others.


7/20/15 - 7/20/15 in Woodstock

National Ice Cream Day Celebrated at Billings Farm & Museum
City:Woodstock
Place:Billings Farm & Museum
Price:adults: $14.00; age 62 & up: $13.00; children ages 5-15: $8.00; 3-4: $4.00; under 3: free.
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:802-457-2355

Visitors can participate in making and sampling hand-cranked ice cream made from Billings Farm cream, several times during the day, while learning the history and science of the “great American dessert.” Horse-drawn wagon rides will be on-going and children may join in making an ice cream cone headband and playing 19th century historic games. Admission to National Ice Cream Day includes all programs and activities, plus the operating dairy farm, farm life exhibits, and the restored and furnished 1890 Farm House.


7/20/15 - 7/22/15 in Montpelier

Scenic Design: Backdrops, Props and Costumes
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

An open set-building, prop-making, costume-designing workshop with Michelle! For anyone who would like to help out creating the scenery for the performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream!


7/20/15 - 7/24/15 in Stowe

Summer Camp! Silversmithing & Glass Mosics
City:Stowe
Place:Helen Day Art Center
Price:$275 (member) | $300
Time:9am-4pm
Contact Name:Susan Holiday
Phone:802-253-8358
Email:education.helenday@gmail.com

Come discover the world of metal and glass for ages 11-18! This week we'll learn basic metalsmithing skills as we drill, saw, texture and polish bronze, copper and nickel silver sheet metal. We'll use a torch, hammer, dapping blocks and mandrels to shape our pieces. With a bend and a twist we'll shape wire to make chains and clasps, then embellish our creations and jewelry with leather cord and beads. In addition, we'll have the opportunity to explore Glass Mosaics. We'll cover the basics of color and design, how to cut glass, piece it together and grout the finished piece. Possible projects include a panel for a window, a glass votive holder and more.


7/20/15 - 7/24/15 in Montpelier

Shakespeare Camp |Ages 8 and up
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:10AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

For those who auditioned to be in the play and anyone who would like to help create props and costumes.


7/21/15 - 7/21/15 in Manchester

Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective
City:Manchester
Place:Manchester Community Library
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

This talk by Sally Sugarman, accompanied by photographs, will trace how and why Sherlock Holmes lives beyond the pages of literature to inspire poetry, scholarship and countless story, film and stage adaptations.


7/22/15 - 7/22/15 in Manchester

Difficult Conversations: Aging, Health and Choice
City:Manchester
Place:Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Discover the new interactive Difficult Conversations Toolkit and learn how to effectively communicate with healthcare providers in making decisions about care and securing resources and support. Includes a panel discussion with Q&A.


7/22/15 - 7/22/15 in Manchester

Master Class with Professor Danwen Jiang
City:Manchester
Place:Yester House, Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:Suggested Donation of $10 at the door to benefit the MMF's Young Artist Scholarship program
Time:3:00 pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:802-362-1956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

From the experienced chamber music lover to the simply curious, a Master Class is a unique and rare experience not to be missed. Led by University of Arizona’s Professor Danwen Jiang, listeners can see and hear a composition taken apart and put back together again. Young Artists from Manchester Music Festival's six week residency program will perform a movement from a chamber work, then start again in a process of re-discovery through the lens of a deeply experienced musician. This is a fascinating look behind the scenes at the 'anatomy' of a masterpiece.


7/22/15 - 7/22/15 in Manchester

Wilburton Inn Farm Night
City:Manchester
Place:The Wilburton Inn
Price:$25.00 per person with tax and gratuity
Time:7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Contact Name:Ed
Phone:802-362-2500
Email:wilburtoninn@gmail.com

Join us at the Wilburton Inn every Wednesday evening for a lively night of farm to table organic food, hearth baked breads, artisan cocktails, and local music. We are excited to once again partner with Earth Sky Time Community Farm, local distillers, and the best Vermont musicians, and to welcome the broader community to the best event of the summer. Each week we craft a unique menu, pairing the best local vegetables and fruits with international flair.


7/22/15 - 7/25/15 in Barre

Barre Heritage Festival
City:Barre
Place:Barre Main St.
Price:Free
Time:See website for details
Email:renee.proteau@gmail.com

Music from around the world! The food of many nations! Two stages of performances and concerts, Kids Zone, A pedestrian mall on Main Street, A parade, fireworks, art show, a bathtub race, tow down, car show, just to name a few of the scheduled events. This festival has it all......and it is all free.


7/23/15 - 7/23/15 in Manchester

Genius Unbound
City:Manchester
Place:Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:$38-Students $15 & Subject to Availability
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:802-362-1956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

Special guest, violist Lisa Whitfield is joined by Joana Genova and Austin Hartman, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Alexis Gerlach, cello and Julio Elizalde, piano as they perform high energy music by Bach, Martinu and Mendelssohn.


7/23/15 - 7/23/15 in Barre

The Play-
City:Barre
Place:7 Jones Brothers Way
Price:General Admission-$15, Student/Senior Admission-$10,Youth Admission-$10
Time:7pm
Phone:(802) 229- 0492
Email:info@lostnationtheater.org

Come watch the 10th Anniversary of Lost Nation Theater’s original production of “Stone,” a portrait of Barre’s Granite community shaped from the interviews & oral histories. Witness actors portray stoneworkers business owners, community pillars, recent immigrants, widows and many others as they tell their stories about work in the quarries, creating enduring monuments, tragedies of accidents, silicosis, and labor disputes.


7/23/15 - 7/25/15 in Danby

Danby Olde Country Bluegrass Festival
City:Danby
Place:245 Tift road
Price:Weekend Tickets $45 before 6/30 or $50 at the gate // Day Tickets: Thur $15 / Fri $25 / Sat $25 // Nights after 5pm are $15
Time:6pm, on Thursday night, and end at 10pm on Saturday night
Phone:802-293-5515
Email:tjflatpicker@comcast.net

3 days of bluegrass music, Guitar Raffle, 50/50 Raffles, Food Consession, Craft vendors, and more.


7/23/15 - 8/9/15 in Weston

THE OTHER PLACE at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
City:Weston
Place:Weston Rod & Gun Club
Price:$28
Time:T-Sat 7:30, Sat 2:00, Sun 3:00
Contact Name:Emily
Phone:802-824-5288
Email:ematthees@westonplayhouse.org

By Sharr White The riveting new psychological drama Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface. Weston favorites David Bonanno and Susan Haefner star for an unforgettable night of theatre. 1 hour 20 minutes. No intermission. Strong language.


7/24/15 - 7/24/15 in Lyndonville

Heliand Consort performs
City:Lyndonville
Place:First Congregational Church
Price:by donation
Time:7:30 pm
Contact Name:Elisabeth LeBlanc
Phone:802-735-3611
Email:etmleb@gmail.com

Heliand Consort opens its ninth season with a program of chamber music and song including the lyrical music of Schubert and Mendelssohn, a jazzy bassoon sonata by Korean pianist and composer, HyeKyung Lee, and the world premiere of “Smiling Moon” for soprano, clarinet, bassoon and piano by Australian composer Padma Newsome. Clarinetist Elisabeth LeBlanc, bassoonist Rachael Elliott and pianist Cynthia Huard are joined by guest soprano, Mary Bonhag.


7/24/15 - 7/24/15 in Barre

The Play – “Stone” by Kim Bent
City:Barre
Place:7 Jones Brothers Way
Price:General Admission-$30, Student/Senior Admission-$25, Youth Admission-$10, Family Admission-$65
Time:8pm
Phone:(802) 229- 0492
Email:info@lostnationtheater.org

Come watch the 10th Anniversary of Lost Nation Theater’s original production of “Stone,” a portrait of Barre’s Granite community shaped from the interviews & oral histories. Witness actors portray stoneworkers business owners, community pillars, recent immigrants, widows and many others as they tell their stories about work in the quarries, creating enduring monuments, tragedies of accidents, silicosis, and labor disputes. 'Stone' Renders a Vermont City's Origins in Grit and Granite - The New York Times


7/24/15 - 7/25/15 in Barre

Barre Heritage Festival
City:Barre
Place:Main Street
Price:Free
Time:All Day
Contact Name:Renee Proteau
Email:info@barreheritagefestival.org

This year’s celebration embraces elements such as ethnic food, music from a variety of cultures will be heard, and events like the Rotary Breakfast, the Paletteers Art Show and the Library Book Sale remain on the schedule after more than 30 years. Popular contests like the Lions Club Tow-Down and a bathtub race have joined the list of things to do, and of course a parade! Barre loves a good celebration, and this year we should have no trouble enjoying the Barre Heritage Festival.


7/24/15 - 7/25/15 in Jay

2ND ANNUAL JEEZUM CROW FESTIVAL
City:Jay
Place:Stateside Amphitheatre @ Jay Peak
Price:$35 for one-day; $65 for both (Children 6 and under get in for FREE)
Time:Fri, Jul 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 12:00 am Sat, Jul 25, 2015 - 11:00 am to 12:00 am
Contact Name:Luke Sussdorff
Phone:802-327-2596
Email:lsussdorff@jaypeakresort.com

he rumors are true; Dark Star Orchestra will be headlining the 2015 Jeezum Crow Music Festival, live at the Stateside Amphitheatre on July 24th and 25th. Tickets are all-ages and $35 for one-day; $65 for both days. Children 6 and under are FREE admission. No on-site camping available, but ticket & lodging options are available at 800-451-4449. Lodging packages with festival access for two people start at $229 a night.


7/25/15 - 7/25/15 in Stowe

All Mixed Up: Counterpoint Sings the Music of Pete Seeger
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:$20-$25
Time:8:00 pm
Contact Name:Matt Winter
Phone:802-760-4634
Email:info@sprucepeakarts.org

In this unique concert, Counterpoint, Vermont's professional vocal ensemble, celebrates the life and vision of the great American song-writer, activist, and performer Pete Seeger (1919-2014.) Counterpoint's Founder and Director Emeritus Robert De Cormier has prepared stirring choral arrangements of favorites songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," and "Turn Turn Turn." Guitarist Peter Matthews, bassist Don Baldini, and Vermont's young folk sensation Eric George join the twelve classically-trained singers of Counterpoint for an inspiring evening of Pete's classic songs. We'll finish the evening with a singalong, of course, just as Pete would have wanted! Directed by Nathaniel G. Lew, Counterpoint is dedicated to performing choral chamber music and engaging with student musicians, to enhance the cultural life of communities in Vermont and beyond. Since its debut in 2000, the group has garnered praise for its "sophisticated musical expressiveness," and "beautiful blend and lyricism." Counterpoint has recorded ten CDs, including Christmas carols and folk songs from Latin American, Jewish, and African-American traditions.


7/25/15 - 7/25/15 in Stratton Mountain

The Lawn Boys
City:Stratton Mountain
Place:Stratton Mountain Resort
Price:FREE
Time:6pm
Contact Name:Betsy
Phone:1-800-787-2886
Email:marketing@stratton.com

For more than a decade, Stratton Mountain has featured a summer long line-up of FREE Saturday concerts set at the mountain and running from the Fourth of July through Labor Day. Adirondack chairs, lawn games, craft brew, wine and tasty BBQ make a festive back drop to the music of top regional acts, recording artists, cover bands. Throughout the day, Stratton Village is open for shopping and dining plus local artisans and vendors set up their wares along the pedestrian Village. You can also ride the gondola to the summit of southern Vermont’s highest peak (open until 5pm).


7/25/15 - 7/25/15 in Stowe

All Mixed Up: Counterpoint Sings The Music Of Pete Seeger
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:$20; $25 day of performance. Members save 10-20%
Time:8:00 pm
Phone:802-760-4634

In this unique concert, Counterpoint, Vermont's professional vocal ensemble, celebrates the life and vision of the great American song-writer, activist, and performer Pete Seeger (1919-2014.) Counterpoint's Founder and Director Emeritus Robert De Cormier has prepared stirring choral arrangements of favorites songs such as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," and "Turn Turn Turn." Guitarist Peter Matthews, bassist Don Baldini, and Vermont's young folk sensation Eric George join the twelve classically-trained singers of Counterpoint for an inspiring evening of Pete's classic songs. We'll finish the evening with a singalong, of course, just as Pete would have wanted! Directed by Nathaniel G. Lew, Counterpoint is dedicated to performing choral chamber music and engaging with student musicians, to enhance the cultural life of communities in Vermont and beyond. Since its debut in 2000, the group has garnered praise for its "sophisticated musical expressiveness," and "beautiful blend and lyricism." Counterpoint has recorded ten CDs, including Christmas carols and folk songs from Latin American, Jewish, and African-American traditions.


7/25/15 - 7/25/15 in East Charleston

NorthWoods Pond Party & BBQ
City:East Charleston
Place:NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Price:Cost: $15 adults, $5 children
Time:4 pm-7 pm
Contact Name:Colleen Kellogg
Phone:802-723-6551
Email:colleen@northwoodscenter.org

Bring a suit and your appetite to celebrate our 26th year of conservation and education. This family-friendly NorthWoods benefit features live music, barbecue supper and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit NorthWoods programs. Check back for details. Tickets available starting June 15th. Helpers are welcome! Contact Colleen at (802) 723-6551 x301.


7/25/15 - 7/25/15 in Northfield

Cheese Making Class at The Green Mountain Girls Farm
City:Northfield
Place:Green Mountain Girls Farm
Price:See website for details
Time:2:00 pm
Phone:802-505-9840
Email:info@eatstayfarm.com

It’s fun and easy to make your own delicious dairy products from fresh local, organically raised milk, and Chèvre is a great place to start. The Green Mountain Girls Farm is hosting another Chèvre making class, so come and learn with us, using the farm’s own goat milk. This is a hands-on class, that will walk through all of the steps to make Chèvre, from farm fresh goat milk to serving.


7/25/15 - 7/26/15 in Stowe

WATERCOLOR: LANDSCAPE AND PLEIN AIR W/ROBERT O'BRIEN
City:Stowe
Place:Helen Day Art Center
Price:$200/$175
Time:9:30AM-3:30PM
Contact Name:Susan Holliday
Phone:8022538358
Email:education@helenday.com

Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 9:30am-3:30pm both days This course will explore the art of landscape and plein air painting in watercolor. Students will learn basic concepts and techniques of landscape painting in the classroom and in an outdoor setting (weather permitting). The class will start with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. The instructor will provide hands on assistance to each student and there will be a critique at the end of class. The course will emphasize composition, color mixing, values, and painting light and shadow. Drybrush technique and others will also be introduced. It is open to all levels. Some drawing experience is recommended. Materials list available upon request.


7/25/15 - 7/26/15 in South Burlington

36th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
City:South Burlington
Place:Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vermont
Price:$4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with adult.
Time:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Contact Name:Jeff Higgins
Phone:(802) 849-6076
Email:jhiggins@surfglobal.net

Vermont’s largest gem, mineral, and fossil show returns for its 36th year! Thousands of beautiful natural specimens and jewelry are available at affordable prices from 14 dealers. Stunning exhibits, informative lectures, raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and activities for kids. Free parking and refreshments available.


7/25/15 - 7/26/15 in Stowe

Antique Gold Lace Jewelry Show
City:Stowe
Place:Stowe Craft & Design
Price:free
Time:10 am - 6 pm
Contact Name:stephen fishman
Phone:802 253 4693
Email:stephen@stowecraft.com

Jewelry Made with Antique Gold Lace Jamie Kole jewelry is made using hard to find antique materials. Did you ever hear of spun gold lace? Well, back in the 1920s and 30s, gold metal lace was a fashion phenomenon in London and Paris. The material was created back then using an intricate process of finely drawn metal, spun around silk. The techniques & equipment used to make it vanished over 85 years ago. Ms. Kole collects this antique lace and adds a contemporary flair to each design. She often offsets the metal lace with glittering Swarovski crystals. So every piece is a true collector’s item. This is Ms Kole's 1st show at Stowe Craft. There will be an artist reception Friday afternoon, 5 - 7 pm, July 24. Public is invited


7/25/15 - 8/9/15 in Wilmington

Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
City:Wilmington
Place:Wilmington, Whitingham and Dover
Time:check website for details
Phone:802-464-8092

Ten days of fun for all ages: block parties, blue-eyed contests, blue cocktails, a Blueberry Parade, blueberry culinary experiences, blueberry bingo, pajama parties in the blueberry field, a Blueberry Ball, blue dot specials, blue inspired craft options, the Deja Blue Car Show, blueberry pie eating contest, and a Blueberry Quest!


7/25/15 - 7/25/05 in Montpelier

A Midsummer Night's Dream Performance
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:2PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

The Kellogg-Hubbard Players present the Shakespeare play that they have been rehearsing!


7/26/15 - 7/26/15 in Killington

Biggest Loser Run Walk Half Marathon/5K/Kids Fit Fun Run- Killington, VT
City:Killington
Place:Killington Resort K-1 Lodge
Price:$45.00 to $90.00
Time:8:30am
Contact Name:Biggest Loser RunWalk
Phone:815-464-1265
Email:contact@biggestloserrunwalk.com

Sunday July 26th, 2015 Event Basics A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following: The Biggest Loser Finisher's Medal Commemorative Biggest Loser RunWalk shirt Drawstring Backpack Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals Free Downloadable Race Photos Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers Celebrity appearances by former contestants from "The Biggest Loser" Hydration Stations with Water/Sports Drinks Along the Course & Food at the Finish Line Last but not Least, a Truly Inspirational and Unforgettable Experience Half Marathon Registration* $70.00 through 6/30/2015 $80.00 through 7/22/2015 $90.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available) 5K Registration* $35.00 through 6/30/2015 $40.00 through 7/22/2015 $45.00 @ Packet Pick-up Registration (if available) Kids 1 Mile Fun Run: (Ages 4-12)* Pre-registered and @ Packet Pick-up - $15.00 Packet Pick-up (Saturday - July 25th, 2015) Where: Killington Resort’s K-1 Lodge 4763 Killington Road Killington, VT 05751 When: Date: Saturday - July 25th, 2015 Time: 12-4pm Race Day (Sunday - July 26th, 2015) Start Times/Schedule 8:30 am – 5k start time for all participants (wave start) 8:30 am – Half-Marathon start time for all participants (wave start) Start/Finish Line Killington Resort’s K-1 Lodge 4763 Killington Road Killington, VT 05751


7/26/15 - 7/26/15 in Windsor

Highlights Tour The Tool Revolution
City:Windsor
Place:American Precision Museum
Price:Free
Time:2:00pm
Contact Name:Sheila Brannan
Phone:(802) 674-5781
Email:apm@americanprecision.org

Explore the exhibit with Carrie Brown, the museum's curator, as she shares the story of The Tool Revolution and the men behind the machines.


7/26/15 - 7/26/15 in Weston

Counterpoint - Concert on the Hill Concert Series
City:Weston
Place:Church on the Hill
Price:$5.00 children under 12 free
Time:3:30 pm
Contact Name:Chris Yuengling
Phone:802-824-3704
Email:SundaysontheHill@gmail.com

Vocal ensemble directed by Nathaniel Lew. Raised in Larchmont, New York, Nathaniel Lew has been singing seriously since the age of twelve, when he sang the treble solos in Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols with the Juilliard Pre-College Chorus. His voice then changed, but, undaunted, he went on to sing tenor with the Yale Glee Club, the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, incidentally picking up degrees from the same institutions. Open seating. Parking at the church and around he Weston Village Green.


7/26/15 - 7/26/15 in Brownington

Vermont Herpetology Survey
City:Brownington
Place:NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Price:Cost: FREE
Time:12:30pm-5:30pm
Phone:802-723-6551
Email:events@northwoodscenter.org

If you have an interest in Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians, and want to help be a part of surveying the herpetological population in Orleans County, join NorthWoods for a day of citizen scientist work. Jim Andrews, UVM adjunct professor and coordinator of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, will give a presentation on identification, natural history, and conservation of local species, and then go to work out in the field where we will spend the rest of the afternoon in Brownington, locating and photographing local reptiles and amphibians such as painted turtles, Eastern newts, and garter snakes. Please register in advance by emailing joanna@northwoodscenter.org or calling 802-723-6551 ext. 303.


7/26/15 - 7/26/15 in Washington

Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve
City:Washington
Place:Old Pepper Place Nature Reserve
Price:$28 (Member) / $35 (Nonmember)
Time:1PM
Contact Name:Director of Public Programs
Phone:508.877.7630 *3303
Email:education@newenglandwild.org

Old Pepper Place is a stunning, biologically diverse parcel of land in Washington, VT. The 350-acre old hill farm includes two small fens and offers wonderful views of forested lands, open fields, and the Green Mountains. During this field trip you will learn all about the Reserve’s natural history with a focus on plant life and identification. We will discuss the geology and ecology of the area, look for edible plants and birds, and interpret tracks and other signs of wildlife. Bring a bag lunch, water, a hand lens, and binoculars. Wear proper footwear and clothing.


7/26/15 - 7/26/15 in Weston

All Mixed Up: Counterpoint Concerts of Pete Seeger Music
City:Weston
Place:Weston Church on the Hill
Time:4:00pm
Contact Name:Beth Miller
Phone:802-540-1784
Email:contact@counterpointchorus.org

This summer Robert DeCormier and Counterpoint, under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew, present a set of precious and unique tribute concerts to the music of Pete Seeger, a friend and sometime collaborator of Robert. And, as Robert puts it, this project will be his last with Counterpoint. This summer's concert series stands to be filled with Robert’s energy and vision. Robert and Pete first met in 1946, and remained friends for over 60 years. Robert and Pete spent their entire lives connecting people with, to and through the power of music. Pete’s ability to get the room singing was virtuosic, unmatched. We call them Pete’s songs, but they are really songs of the people. He collected them from folks all over the world, or wrote them, and then he spread them around. According to Eric Brooks, baritone with Counterpoint, "the message that Pete Seeger’s music carries is forever relevant - it endures. As a performer, I have seen the light that fills the eyes of audiences when they hear the familiar melodies and text of Pete’s songs, and then they sing. Singing, together – it is so vital that we do what we’re able to continue Pete’s work." Join Counterpoint in music and song on July 24, 25 and 26. On Friday, July 24th, 8:00 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 152 Pearl Street, Burlington, Saturday, July 25th , 8:00pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe and Sunday, July 26th, 4:00 pm at the Weston Church on the Hill in Weston. Founded in 2000, Counterpoint (www.counterpointchorus.com) is a nationally recognized, Vermont-based, professional vocal ensemble dedicated to performing choral chamber music and engaging with student musicians to enhance the cultural life of communities in Vermont and beyond. Information at www.counterpointchorus.org or 802-540-1784.


7/27/15 - 7/27/15 in Woodstock

Hay Day at Billings Farm
City:Woodstock
Place:Billings Farm & Museum
Price:adults: $14.00; over 62: $13.00; children 5-15: $8.00; 3-4: $4.00; under 3: free.
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:802-457-2355

The event will feature traditional haying techniques including cutting, raking, and tedding with Billings Farm's draft horses; also narrated horse-drawn wagon rides, family activities for all ages, plus switchel, the haymaker's drink. Draft horse teams will demonstrate 19th century haying techniques in the farm fields throughout the day. Additional activities will include: penny-in-the-haystack, making clothespin horses and scarecrows puppets, and rope making demonstrations. View the schedule here.


7/27/15 - 7/27/15 in Manchester

Young Artist Series Concert
City:Manchester
Place:Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy
Price:$10, Under 18/Students free
Time:7:00pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:802-362-1956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

Chamber music with lively commentary by the resident musicians of MMF’s Young Artist Program, (musicians ages 19 and up). Programs change weekly with music ranging from Mozart to Shostakovich and others.


7/27/15 - 7/27/15 in Montpelier

Girls Geek Out Special Edition
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:1PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Love the society world portrayed in Jane Austen's novels? We have a game for you!


7/28/15 - 7/28/15 in Montpelier

Music and Movement
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Create your own superhero costume! Create superhero ID's. Play villain games! Construct a Minecraft Sword! And much, much more!


7/28/15 - 7/28/05 in Montpelier

Learn to Solder
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:4PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-4665
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Learn to solder. ***Pre-registration required by calling 223-4665*** Create a soldering project to bring home.


7/29/15 - 7/29/15 in East Charleston

Shoreland Protection Act Information Session
City:East Charleston
Place:NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Price:Free
Time:6:15 pm -7:15 pm
Phone:802-723-6551
Email:events@northwoodscenter.org

The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2014. Under this Act, all lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres in size now have an established Protected Shoreland Area which encompasses the area from the mean water level (shoreline) out 250 feet. Within this area, the creation of new cleared area and impervious surface is now regulated. Come learn about what these new regulations are, what activities are exempt, and how the permit process works!


7/29/15 - 7/29/15 in Manchester

From the Spanish-American War to the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution
City:Manchester
Place:Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Price:$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Time:5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact Name:Liz Berard
Phone:802-867-0111
Email:greenmountainacademy@gmail.com

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Larry Rankin, who will cover the political and social events of the period, how they were influenced by U.S. policy and corrupt Cuban governments, and how they were used as “ammunition” by the young lawyer, Fidel Castro, to alienate the Cuban people from the United States and usher in the Cuban Revolution.


7/30/15 - 7/30/15 in Stowe

Tom Murphy in Murphy’s Law – Bullet-Proof Comedy
City:Stowe
Place:Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Price:$20-$43
Time:7:00 pm
Contact Name:Matt Winter
Phone:802-760-4634
Email:info@sprucepeakarts.org

A senseless, sensitive, solo, slapstick saga featuring Vermont’s international physical comedy treasure, Tom Murphy. Accident-prone and dangerously funny, Tom is today’s master of the form pioneered by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. This new full-evening show is uproarious fun for all ages. It involves ladders, chairs, unicycles, body-building, boo-boos and bedlam (not to mention juggling and lots of audience Partners!) Tom has performed on every continent, in movies, on Broadway, as a professional acrobatic skier, and returns to Peak Experiences for the third time. Recommended for ages 5+ years.


7/30/15 - 7/30/15 in Manchester

Beethoven, Jazz and the Road Less Traveled
City:Manchester
Place:Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center
Price:$38-Students $15 & Subject to Availability
Time:7:30pm
Contact Name:Heidi French
Phone:802-362-1956
Email:info@mmfvt.org

Beethoven’s String Quartet Opus 18 No. 1, Maurice Moszkowski’s (the German Chopin) duo for 2 violins and piano, Claude Bolling’s , suite for violin and jazz trio, performed by Heather Braun and Joana Genova, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, Alexis Gerlach, cello and Michael Brown on piano.


7/30/15 - 7/30/15 in Killington

3rd Annual Chili Cook Off
City:Killington
Place:Sherburne Memorial Library
Price:$10 a person $15 a couple $25 for a Family of Four
Time:5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Phone:802-773-4181

The 3rd Annual Killington Chili Cook-Off is sure to produce the best tasting chili in town! Join the competition and bring your finest chili to compete for the title of Best Chili in Killington, or stop by the Cook-Off to taste the competitor’s creations. o register as a competitor, please complete the Competitor Registration Form, found below. Tasting punch cards and tickets for voting will be available for purchase at the event via cash only.


7/30/15 - 8/15/15 in Dorset

Outside Mullingar
City:Dorset
Place:Dorset Playhouse
Price:$20-$49
Time:8:00 PM
Contact Name:Box Office
Phone:(802)867-2223
Email:dtf@dorsettheatrefestival.org

Directed by John Gould Rubin The new romantic comedy from the Pulitzer-Prize winning John Patrick Shanley is a love letter to Ireland that tells the story of Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. These two neighbors, one painfully shy and the other determined to find love next door, fight their way towards solid ground and happiness amidst disputes within and between their two families. Regional Premiere


7/30/15 - 8/22/15 in Weston

GUYS AND DOLLS at the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
City:Weston
Place:Weston Playhouse
Price:$35-61
Time:T-Sat 7;30, W&Sat 2:00, Sun 3:00.
Contact Name:Emily
Phone:802-824-5288
Email:ematthees@westonplayhouse.org

Book by Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser Based on the Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon The legendary Broadway fable Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories, Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City. The musical features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" and “Luck be a Lady.” 2 hours 40 minutes including intermission.


7/31/15 - 7/31/15 in Rutland

Zappa Plays Zappa
City:Rutland
Place:Paramount Theatre
Price:$42.50 - $79.50
Time:8:00 pm
Phone:802-775-0903

Dweezil Zappa is both the modern face of Zappa music and the person who can bring it fully-formed into the future. The ‘Ahead of Its Time’ moniker frequently slapped onto Frank’s music is brought to life for modern audiences, who are still able to full-sensory witness the spectacular specimens of some of American music’s most original, unrepentant and boundlessly experimental canons, thanks to Dweezil and five other telepathic musicians. Through artful reshaping & rekindling of his father’s timeless music, featuring Frank’s trademark incredibly complex compositions and perfect execution, Dweezil applies his talent to exposing, performing and shamelessly proselytizing music that literally is in his blood. This tour also celebrates ten years of Zappa Plays Zappa performing shows worldwide and of Dweezil proving his goal of forming a core band of previously unknown expert musicians capable to respectfully execute his father’s music; ended up winning them two Grammy Awards along the way.


7/31/15 - 8/1/15 in Killington

Vermont Jerkfest
City:Killington
Place:Killington Resort
Price:Tickets available soon
Time:Friday night, 6:30-10pm Saturday, 12-7pm
Phone:617-395-7680
Email:info@vtjerkfest.com

Vermont JerkFest™& Reggae Festival is a Caribbean style food festival held at Killington Resort in Killington, Vermont. It is a family-friendly festival that features Jamaican jerk hot food and the smooth sound of reggae music in the cool mountains of Vermont. All vendors are encouraged to source locally as Vermont JerkFest will highlight local and regional spicy specialty foods, made in Vermont and New England. The festival is also a zero waste event with minimal waste to the environment. This 2-day festival kicks off Friday July 31, 2015 with a Rum & Brew Tasting from 7pm-10pm. The food and reggae festival takes place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 12pm-7pm. It is followed by Killington Jerk Jam, an after-party throughout the town of Killington from 7pm-until the bars close. The festival is produced in collaboration with the Town of Killington and Killington Resorts.


7/31/15 - 8/2/15 in Bennington

Southern Vermont Arts & Craft Festival
City:Bennington
Place:Camelot Village
Time:10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:802-425-3399
Email:info@craftproducers.com

Kicking off Bennington’s Arts Week, the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival features over 150 Fine Art and Craft Exhibitors; Specialty Foods including maple products, baked goods, and Vermont-distilled spirits; delightful dining; and live entertainment. Formerly the summer Hildene Festival in Manchester, this is our third year in Bennington and we are so glad to be here!


7/31/15 - 8/2/15 in Bennington

37th Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival
City:Bennington
Place:Camelot Village
Time:Call for details
Phone:802-425-3399
Email:info@craftproducers.com

Kicking off Bennington’s Arts Week, the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival features over 150 Fine Art and Craft Exhibitors; Specialty Foods including maple products, baked goods, and Vermont-distilled spirits; delightful dining; and live entertainment. Formerly the summer Hildene Festival in Manchester, this is our third year in Bennington and we are so glad to be here!


7/31/15 - 8/2/15 in Burlington

8th Annual Festival of Fools
City:Burlington
Place:Churh St. Marketplace
Price:Free
Time:See website for details
Phone:802-865-7166
Email:bca@burlingtoncityarts.org

The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups. The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. The Festival wraps up on Sunday, August 2nd with a grand finale featuring all the performers of the festival.


7/31/15 - 7/31/05 in Montpelier

Fancy Nancy Party
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Time:10:30AM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Dress in your fanciest clothes for snacks and activities and readings of Fancy Nancy books!


7/31/15 - 7/31/05 in Montpelier

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
City:Montpelier
Place:Kellogg Hubbard Library
Price:Free
Time:4:30PM
Contact Name:Rachel Senechal
Phone:802-223-3338
Email:rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org

Make a wand, try butterbeer, become an Animagus, and much more. Celebrate The Boy Who Lived.



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