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Auguest 2021 Local happenings

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Danville Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Danville Green, 100 Park Street, Danville.

Glover Farmers’ Market. Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Glover Village Green, Route 16, Glover.

Hardwick Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Atkins Field, 140 Granite Street, Hardwick.

Lyndon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Bandstand Park, Lyndonville.

Newport Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Gardner Park Road, Newport.

St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern Avenue & Pearl Street, St. Johnsbury.

Kid’s Creativity Pop-Ups. Mondays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Drop by the Children’s Library to bring out your creative side. Ms. Diane will be hosting different design activities each week. For ages 8-up. Contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391 for more information.

Summer Produce Program at H.O.P.E. August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., H.O.P.E. Thrift Store, 136 Church Street, Lyndonville. Small Axe Farm in East Ryegate and Firefly Farm in Burke Hollow provide delicious, locally grown produce for the weekly CSAs to those who are income eligible for TEFAP and/or have received food from H.O.P.E. in the past year. For more information, visit www.hopevermont.com.

 

Wildcrafted and Homemade Vinegars, Pickles & Preserves Workshop. August 6, 8:30 a.m. – August 8, 3:00 p.m. Students will learn the various methods of making homemade vinegars from scratch and the culinary uses of these homemade vinegars. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/sterling-college/wildcrafted-and-homemade-vinegars-pickles-preserves-workop-with-pascal-baudar/5683869488322387/ for details.

Danville Fair Parade. August 7, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. This year’s theme is Local Food | Local Fun: Eat and Dance Your Day Away at the Fair! Find out more at www.facebook.com/events/town-green-danville-vt/danville-fair-parade/1623754287834701.

90th Annual Danville Community Fair. August 7, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. See details at https://m.facebook.com/events/483771382728508.

2nd Annual NEK Poker Run, Meal, Silent Auction, & Live Music. August 7, starting at 9:00 a.m., VFW Post 798, Central Street, Newport. Sponsored by Combat Vets Motorcycle Association Chapter 26-4 and VFW Auxiliary. All money raised will go to help local Veterans. $15 entry fee. Visit https://m.facebook.com/events/460152795109300 to learn more.

Intro to Bike-packing, a Vermont Overnighter. August 7 & 8. For more details, visit https://m.facebook.com/events/st-johnsbury-vt/intro-to-bikepackinga-vermont-overnighter/988071591597656

Summer Benefit & Celebration of Rural ARTS Collaborative. August 7, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro. For tickets and more information, go to https://allevents.in/greensboro/summer-benefit-and-celebration-for-rural-arts-collaborative/10000163380699069

Memphremagog Boat Parade. August 7, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Newport City Dock, 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport. Decorate your boat to celebrate the lake and join in this fundraiser to support the work of the Memphremagog Watershed Association. To register, visit memphremagogwatershedassociation.com (Rain date August 14).

 

Arts, Crafts & Giftables Fair. August 7, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. American Legion Post #80, 60 Railroad Street, Island Pond. https://www.facebook.com/events/american-legion-post-80/arts-crafts-giftables-fair/253082006185427/

Farm Tour at Firefly Farm. August 7, 1:00 p.m., 307 Sugarhouse Road, West Burke. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at www.fireflyfarmburkehollow.com/events

Summer Dog Party. August 7, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Dog Mountain Four-legged friends and their two-legged companions will gather for a romping good time. Live music, food truck, bounce house, dog contents and agility course. For full details, visit www.dogmt.com/events.html.

Vermont CARES Poker Paddle for Prevention. August 7, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register at the park across from the Westmore Community Church, then paddle to five locations and collect your best poker hand. Live music with Jacob Green One Man Band at the park. Funds support harm reduction and HIV care and prevention. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/177651560820541.

Monster Truckz Extreme Tour. August 6, 7 & 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Barton Fairgrounds, 278 Roaring Brook Road, Barton. The Nitro Motocross Team will amaze and astonish as they do things that shouldn’t be possible. Extreme rock crawlers, right side up, sideways, even upside-down feats you never thought possible. For more information and tickets, go to https://tickets.monstertruckz.com/

Our Domestic Resurrection Circus. August 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 3:00 p.m., Bread & Puppet Theatre, 753 Heights Road (VT 122), Glover. Stilt dancers, papier mâché beasts of all sizes, and a riotous brass band make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration. For tickets and more information, visit https://breadandpuppet.org.

 

Mike Mains and the Branches Concert. August 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. For more details, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/hudost/. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Admission: FREE! 

Bookmaking Workshop. August 10, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. In this cumulative workshop, kids 7 and up will develop and create their own books. For registration and more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1931.

Hike, Bike & Paddle. August 11, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Prouty Beach, Newport. Join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont for an opportunity to enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking. Free bike and canoe rentals are available but are limited. Participants are welcome to bring their own boats and bikes. Learn more at www.facebook.com/events/397460864074654?active_tab=about.

Blue Sky MTB Descending with Confidence Clinic. August 12, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this clinic, which is geared to intermediate riders. To learn more, go to  www.facebook.com/events/242211654015930

Tails and Tales, Outdoor Storytime. August 12, 19 & 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. August 13, 20 & 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.; July 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Held in the Athenaeum’s backyard for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and play. For children up to age 5. Contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391 for more details and to register.

Monthly VT Foodbank Produce Drop. August 12, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., H.O.P.E. Thrift Store, 136 Church Street, Lyndonville. Visit www.hopevermont.com for more information.

Wildcrafting – Creative Culinary Uses of the Land. August 13-15, Sterling College, Craftsbury. During this 3-day hands-on workshop, students will forage/wildcraft daily with the ultimate goal of creating a beautiful wild-inspired tasting menu. For more information and to register, visit https://www.learn.sterlingcollege.edu/visitor_catalog_class/show/2613724

Her Majesty’s Secret Circus. August 14, 7:00 p.m. Main Street, Island Pond. Agents Honeymoon and Butterfly are on a mission: save humanity from boredom, one show at a time. Featuring an amazing fire-juggling act, audience sleeper agents, and all the spy thriller references you can think of. Admission is Free. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/337958674554698 for details.

RuralEdge HomeBuyer Education Workshop. Saturday, August 14, RuralEdge Pierce Block Community Room, 16 Church Street, Barton, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 800-234-0560 or 802-473-3919, email homeownership@ruraledge.org, or visit www.ruraledge.org.

GMARA Bitter Pill Adventure Race. August 14, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common. This summer adventure race, for teams of two or three, will get you into the woods and on the water doing different activities. For full details, go to www.craftsbury.com/events/gmara-bitter-pill-adventure-race.

Lavender 5K Run or Walk. August 14, 10:00 a.m. start time. Begin and end your run at Lavender Essentials of Vermont, 2103 Herrick Road, Derby Line. Visit https://www.runreg.com/lavender-5k-2021 to register.

Vermont Roots Roadshow. August 14, 4:00 p.m., Jay Peak Resort, 830 Jay Peak Road, Jay. Featuring Maple Run Band, Sarah King, Saints & Liars, Ida Mae Specker & Terrible Mountain Stringband, and Western Terrestrials. For tickets or more details, visit https://www.bandsintown.com/e/102601606-maple-run-band-at-jay-peak-resort.

Vermont’s North Country Chamber Antique Tractor Show. August 15, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Gardener Park, 246 the Causeway, Newport. Music, petting zoo, food, and TRACTORS. Contact Dianne Laplant for tractor registration at 802-744-2335, 802-323-2472 or laplant@vtlink.net.

The Black River Grand Prix. August 15, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common. A celebration of big loops, varied terrain, and fun on bikes in the woods along a 25K course. Learn more and register at https://www.craftsbury.com/events/the-black-river-grand-prix.

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou Concert. August 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. For more details, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/hudost/. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Admission: FREE! 

Mural Camp. August 16 – 20. Students in grades 6-8 will create a mural with local artist Tara Goreau. This camp meets Monday-Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. For more details and to register, go to https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/mural-camp-grades-6-8/?fbclid=IwAR3VFgG_MjwM-LBa0-Reb2uDVcjWz-f3bUFweldxiDzmlEFGmgnopTnOCBU 

Fishing Club. August 17, 4:00 p.m. Do you like fishing and want to meet others who do too? Meet at Bandstand Park, Route 5, Lyndonville. Find out more at www.facebook.com/events/184411406913514.

NEK Young Professionals: Back-to-School Mixer. August 19, meet at the Work Commons, 194 Main Street, Newport. Photo shoot at 5:00 p.m., Eden Ice Cider Tour & Tasting at 6:00 p.m., Mixer at the Warehouse starts at 7:00 p.m. Learn about the NEK YPN and the VT Welcome Wagon Project as well as network with other YPs. For full details, go to https://allevents.in/newport/nek-young-professionals-back-to-school-mixer/10000161643033665

Cruizin 2021! August 21, starting at 9:00 a.m., 160 Freeman Street, Newport. Motorcycle Ride & Rally to support Make-A-Wish Vermont. See more at https://wish.org/vermont/thirteenth-annual-cruzin-cancer

August West Festival. August 21, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Jay Town Green, VT Route 242, Jay. The August West Festival celebrates both the music of The Grateful Dead and the community in and around the Jay Peak Area. Enjoy food and craft vendors and free live music from Dead Sessions Lite and Rick Redington & The Luv. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/jay-country-store/august-west-festival/512815153257873/

Craftsbury Beer Run. August 21, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common. This point-to-point dirt road half marathon raises money for the Center for an Agricultural Economy. To learn more and register, go to https://www.craftsburybeerrun.com/

Kotoko Brass Concert. Sunday, August 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. For more details, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/hudost/. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Admission: FREE! 

Race Back to School. August 22, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Meet at The Inn at Mountainview Farm.  A day of friendly competition for runners and bikers of all ages and ability levels to raise funds for H.O.P.E. For more details and to register, go to https://www.kingdomtrails.org/the-race-back-to-school.

Vermont’s Heroes & Canines. August 24, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Meet VT State Troopers Sgt. Matthew Sweitzer with K-9 Galina and Sgt. Alex Comtois with K-9 Phoenix as they share their experiences and demonstrate how Galina and Phoenix help on the job.  Contact Becky Hatfield at 802-745-1391 or bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org to register.

Caledonia County Fair. August 25-29, 1 Fairground Road, Lyndonville. Visit http://caledoniacountyfair.com to see the schedule of shows, events, and activities.

Trails 2 Ales. August 26, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Craftsbury Outdoor Center, 535 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common. This women’s clinic is for introductory/beginner mountain bike riders and focuses on learning and honing mountain bike skills in a safe and supportive environment. For details and to register, go to www.craftsbury.com/cycling/cyclingprograms/womensmountainbikeclinics.

Kingdom Trails Community Chat Series. August 26, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., The Hub Trailside, 2099 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville. Hear the latest news from Kingdom Trails and share your thoughts and questions about the trail system. See more at www.kingdomtrails.org/kt-community-chat-series.

Local Lit Summer Series Poetry Night. August 26, 6:30 p.m., Little Free Library, 1369 Maple Ridge Road, Newark. Bring your favorite poem to read aloud and a blanket or chair. Call 802-334-0388 to learn more.

 

Pick-Your-Own Sunflowers. August 26-29, Kingdom Corn Maze, 1416 Burke Road, Sutton. Learn more at https://kingdomcornmaze.com/visit/calendar-of-events/.

Oshima Brothers Concert. Sunday, August 29, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. For more details, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/hudost/. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Admission: FREE!

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    July 2021 Local Happenings

    EVENTS

    Newport Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Gardner Park Road, Newport.

    Danville Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Danville Green, 100 Park Street, Danville.

    Lyndon Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Bandstand Park, Lyndonville.

    Hardwick Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Atkins Field, 140 Granite Street, Hardwick.

    St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern Avenue & Pearl Street, St. Johnsbury.

    Kat Wright Concert. July 9, 6:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro. Joined by guitarist Bob Wagner and bassist Josh Weinstein, the trio leans into a sound that showcases their folk and roots selves. For full details, visit https://highlandartsvt.org/events/kat-wright/.

    Tails and Tales, Summer Read & Play. Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 12:30 p.m., Dailey Memorial Library, 101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Meet on the library lawn for stories, crafts, games, special animal guests, and other fun activities. Designed for ages 6-12, but all are welcome. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Dailey-Memorial-Library-205442829481073 for more information. 

    Tails and Tales, Outdoor Storytime. July 9, 16, and 30, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.; July 22, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Held in the Athenaeum’s backyard for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and play. For children up to age 5. Contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391 for more details and to register.

    Hey St. J! #GetDownTown. July 10, beginning at noon. Catamount Arts, the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce and the Town of St. Johnsbury have partnered to revive this free, family-friendly performing arts series. Visit www.facebook.com/events/281291447125187/?ref=newsfeed for details on performers, times, and locations.

    Vermont Symphony Orchestra Homes & Gardens Tour. July 10, 3:00 p.m. Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/173272801365096/ for more information.

    HuDost Concert. Sunday, July 11, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. For more details, visit https://www.catamountarts.org/show/details/hudost/. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Admission: FREE! 

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    Exordium, Tales of Tails. July 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum for a special Animal Exploration event. Explore the what, how, and why of animal and bird tales. (Ages 6 and up.) To register, contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391.

    Veggie Van Go. July 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. A free mobile produce market at NVRH, 1316 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury. In partnership with the Vermont Foodbank, the market is open to anyone in the area who may need to supplement their budget with fresh produce. For more details, visit https://nekprosper.org/event/veggie-van-go/2021-07-15/.

    Vermont Symphony Orchestra Gazebos and Bandstands Tour. July 17, 3:00 p.m. Lakeside Park Bandstand, Cross Street, Island Pond. Pull up your camping chair, pack up the sunscreen, and enjoy some rousing brass music – VSO is bringing pomp and circumstance with a free brass quintet concert featuring trumpet, trombone, horn, and tuba. 

    Raid Lamoille. July 17, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Raid Lamoille is a 25 or 55-mile route where you’ll be treated to some stout climbing on quintessential Vermont gravel. You will be self-navigating and essentially self-supported, but there’s a party awaiting you at the finish. Visit https://www.grvl.net/raid-lamoille for full details and to register.

    RuralEdge HomeBuyer Education Workshop Saturday, July 17, RuralEdge Moose River Housing Community Room, 159 Moose River Drive, St. Johnsbury, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 800-234-0560 or 802-473-3919; email homeownership@ruraledge.org, or visit www.ruraledge.org.

    Chad Hollister Band. July 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. Visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/events/chad%20hollister%20band/2021-7-18_17.00/dog%20mountain?back=2&area=337e21e8-bb40-e711-80f3-005056080889&type=ga for more details. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Admission: FREE! 

    Newport Vets Town Hall. July 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Waterfront Pavilion at Prouty Beach, Newport. Veterans of any era who served in any capacity are invited to stand before their community and speak for up to ten minutes about what it was like to serve their country. Non-veterans are encouraged to attend and listen. 

    A Reading with Reeve Lindbergh. July 21, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Meet local author Reeve Lindbergh as she reads a selection of her picture books. Take home activity packets will be available after the event. To register, contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391.

    The Blue Dahlia. July 25, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Part of the Leavitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. Go to https://tickets.catamountarts.org/events/the%20blue%20dahlia/2021-7-25_17.00/dog%20mountain?back=2&area=337e21e8-bb40-e711-80f3-005056080889&type=ga for full details. Gates open at 4:00. Admission: FREE!

    Dog Mountain Summer Picnic. July 31, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/143-parks-rd-st-johnsbury-vt-05819-8907-united-states/dog-mountain-summer-picnic/256577879408412/ to learn more.

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      June 2021 Local Happenings

      Newport Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Gardner Park Road, Newport.

      Danville Farmers’ Market. Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Danville Green, 100 Park Street, Danville.

      Lyndon Farmers’ Market. Every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m., Bandstand Park, Lyndonville.

      Hardwick Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Atkins Field, 140 Granite Street, Hardwick.

      St. Johnsbury Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Eastern Avenue & Pearl Street, St. Johnsbury.

       

      Birding at Eagle Point. June 5, 8:00-11:00 a.m. Join the Friends of Missisquoi and the Memphremagog Watershed Association at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area for a birding walk. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birding-at-eagle-point-tickets-150772836613.

       

      Tails and Tales, Outdoor Storytime. June 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Held in the Athenaeum’s backyard for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and play. For children up to age 5. Contact Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391 for more details and to register.

       

      Ice Queen 50. June 12, 11:00 a.m. – June 13, 2:00 a.m. The Ice Queen Challenge, hosted by Kingdom Trails, is a 50km, 15-hour, nighttime challenge that hits a 2,289-m elevation. Limited to 50 entries. For details, email icequeeen50km@gmail.com

       

      Ballet Vermont’s Bees & Friends Festival. June 12, 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. performances. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro. Set to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Bees & Friends brings focus to the small, nestled creatures crucial to a healthy Vermont. For tickets or more information, visit https://highlandartsvt.org/events/ballet-vermont-bees-friends-festival/.

       

      Island Pond Town-Wide Yard Sale. June 12, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

       

      RuralEdge HomeBuyer Education Workshop Saturday, June 12, 418 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 800-234-0560 or 802-473-3919; email homeownership@ruraledge.org, or visit www.ruraledge.org.

       

      Veggie Van Go. June 17, 10:00-11:00 a.m. A free mobile produce market at NVRH, 1316 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury. In partnership with the Vermont Foodbank, the market is open to anyone in the area who may need to supplement their budget with fresh produce.

       

      Founders Celebration Dog Party. June 19, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury. Live music, food trucks, contests, lawn games, doggie agility course, and plenty of room to run, romp, hike, and play. See https://www.facebook.com/events/dog-mountain/founders-celebration-dog-party/261445125724419/ for more details.

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        May 2021 Local Happenings

        May 6 – 7: Family Story Time. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Make an appointment for one-on-one, in-person story time for ages 0-5. Contact Youth Services Librarian Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391 to schedule your time.


        May 7: Arbor Day Celebration. 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Families with children ages 5-10 can meet in the Athenaeum’s backyard for a reading of The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins. Each family will receive a Sugar Maple Grow Kit, courtesy of the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program. To register, contact Youth Services Librarian Becky- Hatfield at 802-745-1391 or bhatifeld@stjathenaeum.org.


        May 8: RuralEdge Homebuyers Education Workshop. Derby – Shattuck Hill Mobile Home Park Community Room, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 802-473-3919 or email homeownership@ruraledge.org.


        May 13: Family Story Time. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day. Make an appointment for one-on-one, in-person story time for ages 0-5. Contact Youth Services Librarian Becky Hatfield at bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org or 802-745-1391 to schedule your time.


        May 15: Women’s Only Mountain Bike Fundamentals Clinic. Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center starting at 8:45 a.m. For more information, visit https://stayhappening.com/e/east-burke-%7C-womens-fundamentals-clinic-E2ISTGGONWR.


        May 15 - 16: Women’s Only 2-Day Adventure Camp. Learn mountain biking skills in a supportive, unintimidating manner with encouragement from your peers. Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center. Find out more at https://stayhappening.com/e/east-burke-%7C-womens-only-2-day-adventure-camp-E2ISTGGONTV.


        May 15 - 16: 2-Day Adventure Camp. Build up and clean up your “toolbox” of mountain bike skills. Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center. For full details, visit https://stayhappening.com/e/east-burke-%7C-2-day-adventure-camp-E2ISTGGONR1.


        May 16: Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Biking Clinic. 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/kingdom-trails/east-burke-intermediate-advanced-clinic/405012404063985/.


        May 20: World Bee Day Celebration. 3:00 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. For children ages 5-10 with a caregiver. Meet in the Athenaeum’s backyard for a reading of The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall & Isabelle Arsenault. Each child will receive an activity pack. For full details and to register, contact Youth Services Librarian Becky Hatfield at 802-745-1391 or bhatfield@stjathenaeum.org.


        May 29: Raized on Radio concert. Sugar Ridge Campground, Danville 7:00 p.m. Call 802-684-2550 for more information and reservations.


        May 29 - 30: Newport City-Wide Yard Sale. Maps will be available online. Visit https://selfiehomes.com/event/newport-parks-recreation.html for more details.

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          April 2021 Local Happenings

          April: SOLO First Aid for Hiking & Biking. For course date and more details, contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or kamountainguides@gmail.com.

           

           

          April 2: Fair Housing Month Kickoff! Celebrate the beginning of Fair Housing Month and learn about events and activities around the state. Zoom meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://fairhousingmonthvt.org/event-calendar.

           

           

          April 10: RuralEdge Homebuyers Education Workshop. St. Johnsbury – 418 Railroad Street, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 802-473-3917 or email homeownership@ruraledge.org.

           

           

          April 10: Lyndonville Agway Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse. Vendors include Adams Family Farm/Bryan's Custom Cuttings, Zane Bush, Twin Pine Farm, Pal Cottage North/VT Pup Foods, Vermont Peanut Brittle, and Inch by Inch Permaculture.

           

           

          April 16: Changing Realities of Housing After COVID. Zoom meeting, 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://fairhousingmonthvt.org/event-calendar.

           

           

          April 17-18: SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR. Contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or kamountainguides@gmail.com for more information.

           

           

          April 17: St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods, eggs, poultry, maple syrup and more. Welcome Center, Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For vendor information and to pre-order visit https://www.caledoniafarmersmarket.com/winter-market-2020.

           

          April 24: Join the Barton Community Garden for a FREE Virtual Workshop at 10 a.m. - Learn about: selecting seeds, seed starting soil mixes, choosing containers, what seeds need to grow and more! To register/more information, email bartongivinggarden@gmail.com.

          April 24: Lyndonville Agway Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vendors include Adams Family Farm/Bryan's Custom Cuttings, Zane Bush, Twin Pine Farm, Pal Cottage North/VT Pup Foods, Vermont Peanut Brittle, and Inch by Inch Permaculture.

           

           

          April 30: Equity and Choice in Vermont Housing. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Zoom meeting. For sign-up details, go to https://fairhousingmonthvt.org/event-calendar.

           

          May 6-7: SOLO Wilderness First Responder & CPR Recertification. For full details, contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or kamountainguides@gmail.com.

          March 2021 Local Happenings

          Through March 7: WinterBike Fat Bike Festival. Presented by Mountain Bike Vermont and Kingdom Trails. Ride on more than 26 miles of cold-rolled single-track. For details, visit www.kingdomtrails.org.

           

          Through March 7: 11th Annual Hope on the Slopes. Jay Peak Resort. Come together and support, celebrate and remember loved ones impacted by cancer. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/116876840235361 to find out more.

           

          Through March 31: Open Air Gallery. Ski or snowshoe in and through artwork by Vermont artists on a 1.8-mile trail. Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro. Reserve your free ticket at https://highlandartsvt.org/calendar/ 

           

          March 4-5: SOLO Wilderness First Responder and CPR Recertification. Contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or kamountainguides@gmail.com for more information.

           

          March 6:  St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods, eggs, poultry, maple syrup and more. Welcome Center, Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

           

           

          March 13: RuralEdge Homebuyers Education Workshop. Newport – Shattuck Hill Mobile Home Park Community Room, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call  802-473-3917 or email homeownership@ruraledge.org.

           

          March 13:  Lyndonville Agway Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse. Vendors include Adams Family Farm/Bryan's Custom Cuttings, Zane Bush, Twin Pine Farm, Pal Cottage North/VT Pup Foods, Vermont Peanut Brittle, and Inch by Inch Permaculture.

           

          March 20-21: SOLO Wilderness First Aid & CPR. Contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or kamountainguides@gmail.com for more information.

           

          March 20:  St. Johnsbury Winter Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods, eggs, poultry, maple syrup and more. Welcome Center, Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

           

          March 22-29: Wilderness First Responder. For full details, contact Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides at 802-274-4112 or kamountainguides@gmail.com.

           

          March 27:  Lyndonville Agway Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vendors include Adams Family Farm/Bryan's Custom Cuttings, Zane Bush, Twin Pine Farm, Pal Cottage North/VT Pup Foods, Vermont Peanut Brittle, and Inch by Inch Permaculture.

           

          Give Blood this February 9, 2021

          The Orleans County Board of Realtors, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is conducing its annual Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Elk's Club.  See information on poster for more details.  Your help is needed now, more than ever!  Thank you!

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            Century 21 Farm & Forest's Derby Agent Tara Lewis recently invested in a multi-family home and quickly learned that a little elbow grease goes a long way.  When she saw that one of her kitchen's linoleum flooring was covering beautiful hardwood, she quickly went to work and what a difference it made!  

            If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, or simply want to spruce your place up a bit, there are many simple do-it-yourself home projects that add value to your home.   Here are some practical tips from U.S. News and World Report.   Only have an hour or so?  Check out Bob Vila's 60 minute home improvement projects that deliver big results.  Not sure where to start? Take a look at Love Property's presentation of "before" and "after" shots and get inspired!  

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            Montshire at Home, from Montshire Museum of Science, includes downloadable activities, science projects you can do at home, community challenges and online exploration of science concepts. Vermont State Parks’ 2020 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge will help get everyone outside and provides an opportunity to get free entry into state parks. Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, offers a variety of experiments and activities you can do at home, such as a Nature Scavenger Hunt and Build a Boat Challenge. FieldTripDirectory.com has a compilation of virtual field trips from museums, national parks, aquariums and other venues around the country. 

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              Office v. Home Office

              (by Tamara Pare)

              I truly love my job and the people I work with.  They are my second family and we care about each other and our families.  While weekly video office meetings do allow us to "see" each other, after however-many weeks now, I MISS EVERYONE!!!   The BEST part of working from HOME is that I now have a beautiful VIEW outside my window rather than the office hallway.  That, and constant companions - my dog Jade; and, my hubby Ric, of course!

              I'm still managing virtual files and working on advertising to keep our agents and great variety of properties out in the public eye.  Our agents are doing all they can from home.  These days, we are ALL grateful for the internet, FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on.  Technology makes it easier to work from home while still sharing the wonderful listings we have.  

              In between checking emails, updating online files and working on ads, I have opportunities to take Jade for a walk by the lake, capture some pictures of the beauty that is the Northeast Kingdom, make goodies like banana oatmeal bread, try new recipes for dinner, call to check on my parents, and assist my husband on projects.  All this time at home also makes it easier to connect with our grandsons (and their parents) in New Hampshire and our daughter and son-in-law in California.  We know where everyone is at all times!!  FaceTime, Zoom and Google Hangouts have also allowed Ric and I to visit with family and attend Sunday services and study groups with our church family, who we miss greatly. 

              Who knows when we will get back to "normal" or some sort of that idea, but when we do, I hope hugs are allowed.  I am a hugger and so miss hugging my grand-babies, family and friends.  I really miss my weekly Friday lunch date with my cousin - our girl-time to talk, encourage, dream, share and eat out at a restaurant (LOL). 

              There are so many people who need encouragement and a friendly word during these strange days.  Let us all reach out in some way.  By the grace of God we will endure and grow from this isolation and reconnection with our quarantine partners.  We'll get through this and one day have some great stories to tell.....Remember that Spring we were all at home for weeks on end?  I'm now reminded of the favorite words of our departed friend and coworker, Micheline....."et la vie continue" (life goes on).  It does and it will.

              'Till then, stay home, stay safe and behave!

              Miss ya......Tamara