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August 2021 Local happenings

Events

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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