What's Happening in Central Vermont

Carolan Music Festival in June

April 25, 2016

April 25
thru 26rd or longer
matinees, evenings
Downstairs at the Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: My Life as a Zucchini

not Rated
or see: Savoy Theater
April 21 opening
week or more
Downstairs at the Savoy
Montpelier, VT

film:: Neruda

not Rated
or see: Savoy Theater
April 25
for a week
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
Film: United Kingdom

A United Kingdom is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana
111 minutes, USA made
highly recommended by Pie

Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
April 26
one night only
7 pm
Catamount Arts
St. Johnsbury, VT
Film: National Bird
Learn more about the whistleblowers who exposed the U.S. Drone Program
The film follows the dramatic journey of whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. The film gives rare insight into the American drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors. A discussion will follow the film.
Call: 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559
April 27, 28, 29
evenings Thursday & Friday, & Saturday matinee 8 pm
Hardwick Town House
Hardwick, VT
Vermont Vaudeville presents: Password Please
The snowbanks will be melted and the crocuses in bloom, and Vermonters should have a hankering for some fresh entertainment. If, of course, they can pass a two-step verification process, recite the last four digits of their social security number, enter their last three passwords, and name their childhood best friend's favorite day of the week.
Hilarity awaits as Vermont Vaudeville loses its identify to the digital age.
The show will feature new work from Brent and Maya McCoy and Modern Times Theater, as well as Vermont Vaudeville's House Band and surprise guests (#Acrobat, #Ventriloquist) from around New England.
With the addition of a Thursday show, Vermont Vaudeville fans have yet another option to catch some local laughter.
The price of admission for all shows is $15 for adults, $8 for kids (12 and under).
Tickets are available at VermontVaudeville, by calling 802.748.2600, and at the Galaxy Bookshop on Main Street in Hardwick.
Extra Info: For more information, visit VermontVaudeville
April 28
7 pm

Old Labor Hall Barre, VT
Senator Sanders David Zuckerman will introduce Bernie
Admission is free, but because seating is limited, you should reserve your tickets early.
They'll be available April 15. See the website http://oldlaborhall.org/
You will also find info there about the Old Labor Hall's Italian dinner and program on Sunday, April 30.
It's a wonderful community event and, again, ---buy your tickets early.
Contact 802-456-7456
or http://oldlaborhall.com/home
April 29
7 pm
Landmark Schoolhouse

Lower Cabot, VT
Concert: Run Mountain

Get ready for an evening of great old time music, fiddle tunes, hillbilly blues, rags, dancing, and harmony singing, with Vermont's premier Old-time String Band - Run Mountain!
Doors Open at 6 pm - Music Starts at 7 pm
Potluck snacks and BYOB?
To reserve your seats and more information, visit: http://www.robinsongs.com/concerts-at-the-schoolhouse.html
For reservations call (802) 793-3016
or email robinsongs@fairpoint.net
Bring your instruments for a post-concert jam session
Visit Run Mountain's Website - www.facebook.com/runmountain
April 29
7:00 pm
Galaxy Bookshop
Hardwick, VT
Meet Kurt Staudter and Adam Krakowski, authors of Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution.
Adam Krakowski is also the author of Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers & Corruption. The books detail our state's long history of brewing and selling beer and spirits, facing numerous obstacles - including two periods of prohibition - along the way.
In the 1980s, however, the craft beer scene in Vermont exploded. From small upstarts to well-recognized national brands like Magic Hat and Harpoon, Vermont now boasts more breweries per capita than any other state in the country. With brewer interviews and historic recipes, Staudter and Krakowski introduce us to the sudsy story of beer in Vermont.

Call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com for more information.
April 29
Saturday 9:30 pm
Sweet Melissa's
Montpelier, VT
live music; Boomslang

Boomslang is a Montpelier, Vermont, based hip hop group comprised of Producer JL, MC Sed One. Deep, atmospheric, high-tempo beats and fiery, poetic, rapid-fire lyrics combine to form an underground sound that is positive, unique and highly danceable.
Cover $5 - 10
April 29
5 - 9 pm

Old Labor Hall Barre, VT
Primo Maggio Dinner, Talk, and Music For Primo Maggio 2017, the Socialist Labor Party Hall continues the tradition of Primo Maggio commemorations begun by the founders of the Hall with the combination of food, fun, and education favored in the early days of the Hall. This year in honor of the Italian founders of the Hall, we return to Italian food as the focus of our event.
5:00 pm Social Hour (cash bar)
6:00 pm Traditional Italian Dinner
7:00 pm Illustrated talk by John Carafoli, author of Great Italian American Food in New England
and music with baritone John Murelle with The John Salerno Trio (keyboard John Salerno, Dennis Nobrega on reeds and Al Orlando on guitar and mandolin) in That's Amore a concert of popular songs from and about Italy.
or http://oldlaborhall.com/home
May 3
7 pm
Jaquith Public Library
Marshfield, VT
Jaquith Classic Film Series: The Dresser
Director: Peter Yates Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox Great acting abounds in this story of a devoted personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor who struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.
All showings will be preceded by an introduction from film scholar RICK WINSTON, who will also lead a post-showing discussion.
Admission is free
info at: 426-3581
For more info contact Tom at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net
see: http://www.marshfield.lib.vt.us/calendar1.html
May 5
Friday 5 - 7 pm
all about downtown
Montpelier, VT
Art Walk: Book Reading

book reading at Bear Pond Books
Coleen Kearon Book Launch & Reading
Ms Kearon launches her new novel #triggerwarning, being released May 1st by Fomite Press.
Join us at 5:00 PM for an author signing, a reading at 6:00 PM, and cake at 6:30

May 6

8 pm
The Music Box Craftsbury, VT
Concert: Christine Malcolm and Honey I'm Home Band
This band brings a blend of modern folk, country, rock and blues.
Christine Malcolm is a mom and singer-writer-musician living in Elmore, Vermont. Her debut recording- Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon is a collection of songs about small towns, big hearts, broken dreams and the endurance of hope and love.
She won the 2015 Tammy Award for this album. All roads are dirt and they all lead back home. Malcolm's music is a blend of modern folk, country, rock and blues.
The band includes Rudy Dauth on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals. He also can be seen with the Woedoggies.
Jess Zehngut brings the violin to the sound with Carrie Cook on bass.
Listen to some of their tunes and find out more at http://christinemalcolm.com
see web site for concert details: The Music Box or phone 586-7533
All Concert Tickets are $10, kids under age 16 are free
May 21
6 - 8 pm
Four Corners Schoolhousel
E. Montpelier, VT
Community Sing

Bring snacks to share if you wish...
Song books: Bring your copy of Rise Up Singing (if you have one...if not, you can buy one at Guitar Sam in Montpelier .....we also have a few extra that we'll bring!). Bring your voices!!!
Where is the Four Corners Schoolhouse?:
Four Corners Schoolhouse is located at the intersection of Dodge Road/Snow Hill Road and Putnam Roads in East Montpelier
Come join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 6-8 pm at the Four Corners Schoolhouse, East Montpelier
June 3
9 ish - 6 or 7 pm
Adamant Village
Adamant, VT

Black Fly Festival
June 10
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bear Pond Books
Montpelier, VT
Book Reading : What Would Pete Do

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

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

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

Annual Carolan Festival
The festival is a gathering of people who play or listen to the music of Turlough O'Carolan
(1670-1738), Irish harper and composer. The spirit of the day will be to share our appreciation of the music.
Contact John Mallery 802-272-2899
Fran Purcell Mallery 802-272-2763
Elizabeth Hunt Schwartz 802-229-9468
The Carolan Festival will be held, Rain or Shine.
June 18
all day
Cedar Circle Farm
E. Thetford, VT
Grey Larsen House Concert

House concert presented by Eric Pyle and Marty Jacobs
Requested Donation: $16
Contact info for reservations: eric_pyle@yahoo.com
If you have a folding chair or two, feel free to bring it along!
June 19 - 24, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Master Class: Ikat Tied & Painted Warps

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/
Sept 3, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Class: Natural Dyes from Meadows & Hedgerows

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/
Sept 23 & 24, 2017
9 - 5 pm
Marshfield School of Weaving
Marshfield, VT
Class: Natural Dyes: Mushroom Dyes

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

info at:marshfieldschoolofweaving.com/

On-Going Classes, Events & Exhibits
Wednesday 5:30 - 7
kundalini yoga. Maple Corner Community Center - Calais

Teacher: Susi Wahlrab
Kundalini is the science of living vibrant as we age, drawing into the energy of awareness in which we tune into the subtle voice of the soul. The breath and movement which strengthen, cleanse and deeply relax, is safe for all ages, all levels of experience.
Classes are $13 to drop-in or $80/$90 for 8 class card
More info: email susanwahlrab@comcast.net or 229-9664
Maple Corner Community Center - Calais
Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm
kundalini yoga
Teacher: Susi Wahlrab
Kundalini is the science of living vibrant as we age, drawing into the energy of awareness in which we tune into the subtle voice of the soul. The breath and movement which strengthen, cleanse and deeply relax, is safe for all ages, all levels of experience.
Classes are $13 to drop-in or $80/$90 for 8 class card
More info: email susanwahlrab@comcast.net or 229-9664

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