Ben's Mill is an old woodworking mill/blacksmith shop, being restored to a working museum. Formerly water-powered, we are awaiting permission to rebuild the dam to have it as it was before a flood took out the dam. It is open Weekends from 11AM to 3PM or by appointment. (call Mike to make that appointment)8TDSR
As the oldest fair in Vermont, the Caledonia County Fair is a community staple with the best old-fashioned family fun you’ll find in the state. Vermont’s agricultural background takes the forefront at this week-long event, with arts and crafts exhibits, amusement rides, 4-H exhibits and entertainment all following close behind. Get acquainted with some four-legged friends while capturing the historic and current culture of the Green Mountain State.
Finding love can be hard for anyone, but for those with an autism spectrum disorder, the challenges may seem overwhelming. Autism in Love offers a warm and stereotype-shattering look at four people as they pursue and manage romantic relationships. Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions can be the result of normal variations in the human genome. It helps to frame learning challenges as differences rather than as deficits. In Focus is a documentary series focusing on relevant social themes and environmental themes. Presented by WonderArts in partnership with the Vermont Learning Support Initiative, this season we are screening three films that highlight neurological differences. Local experts and community leaders facilitate post-film conversations that provide the tools and understanding for how to create positive change in our community through education, outreach, and action. Performance Studio
ON VIEW IN THE GALLERY AT HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS JULY 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 9 Have you reckon’d a thousand acres much? have you reckon’d the earth much? From Song of Myself, Walt Whitman Eric Aho has reckon’d a thousand acres, and continues to do so – brush in hand. A thousand acres – the earth – is a wondrous thing and Aho’s paintings evoke that wonder, that contemplation, and marvel. Aho’s paintings evoke a sense of place rather than a specific place. He paints what can be sensed, not necessarily seen, in observed places and ultimately – his paintings simply, expertly, radiate joy. Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Washington Post calls Eric Aho “one of the leading American painters of the landscape and the environment of his generation.” The paintings exhibited at HCA celebrate the landscape in all seasons and are drawn from specific bodies of work painted over several years. OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, July 26 at 5:00 PM Eric will speak about his paintings and his process at 5:45 PM Above, left to right: 1. Pine, 2013, Oil on wood panel, 20 x 16 inches 2. Ice Cut (1937), 2015, Oil on linen, 74 x 95 1/2 inches 3. June Twilight, 2013, Oil on linen, 30 x 36 inches For more information about The Gallery at Highland Center for the Arts, please contact Maureen O’Connor Burgess, Curator, at email@example.com.
$5 Suggested Donation HCA’s Mid-Week Movie Night features classics and new favorites every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Don’t worry about dinner—you can order from the Hardwick Street Café to drink and dine while you watch! In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Rated PG Runtime: 107 min. Performance Studio