PAGE 16 • JUNE 16–29, 2011 THE BRIDGE Vacation by Peggy Munro my travel agent told me). Needless to say, my Wildflowers travel agent was a crook and all the money I by Nona Estrin a huge, splashy comeback from the still vi- able roots and seed everywhere in the soil. V is for vacation, that pause from the paid vanished into her pocket. When I ar- T ordinary and the mundane. It can be rived in Israel for a two-week stay after an he flood is over, and now the Last year we were thrilled to see my fa- as simple as taking a stroll through unscheduled detour through Switzerland, I hedgerows are in viburnum glory. vorite viburnum, arrowwood, sending up the park or having a family picnic, or as ex- found that, while I had reservations, the ho- It’s the time of what I call the flat new shoots from the old dead shrubs I had otic as cruising down the Nile. Where you go tels and tour company needed to be paid yet white flowers. Native flowering shrubs are planted 25 years ago. Favorite, because, and what you do is not important; what is again. blooming everywhere, in the wilds and in while the bloom is lovely and comes after necessary is that you create a break from So much for the perfectly orchestrated va- gardens and city plantings. They come in all the other flowering shrubs, its real your regular routine and do something you cation. At a distance of many years, I can with the late lilacs and fade as the fields value to me is in August, when it is cov- want to do, as opposed to something you now laugh at how absurd the entire situation erupt with daisies and chickory. First, nan- ered with clusters of shiny black berries, have to do. was, but at the time, I was in a strange coun- nybush and highbush cranberry, and then and the bird show begins. Every thrush, These pleasant interruptions from our try, speaking a language I only partially un- arrowwood. This year, especially, I am every fruit-loving bird flocks to this little usual pursuits are essential in order to re- derstood and dealing with a situation far out- grateful for them. These native viburnums shrub and it responds by giving more— mind ourselves of how extraordinary our side the realm of my experience. Was this a have long been a gardeners’ and natural- beautiful fall leaf color. So, I’m really glad lives are; they provide us with opportunities vacation? I’m not sure if it qualified. Inever ists’ delight. They had always been care- to see this and all the other viburnum to recharge our batteries in order to once relaxed, at least not until the very end of my free, hardy and reliable, with the winning hedgerow treasures make such a come- again become effective family members, two weeks, and most of the time I spent combination of good form and flower, back. And before I forget, by the first of friends and workers. there, I couldn’t wait to get home. showy berries for the birds, and fall color. July, the last of the native white flat flow- Vacations are not about perfection; all the Of course, the trip wasn’t a total failure. I Then, a few years ago, they were unex- ers, from another genus—the elderber- advance planning in the world cannot pre- did bring home a rather fabulous souvenir: pectedly decimated by a sudden new pest, ries—will be blooming. And that’s time to vent missed flights, bad weather or your lug- the man who, one year later, became my the European viburnum beetle. For a cou- make elderberry-flower fritters and get out gage traveling to destinations unknown husband. ple of years their dead branches served as to see the showy lady slippers in the wet without you. Now, my vacations tend to be more mod- climbers for wild grapes or were cut places. So much to see, so much to be Even a less-than-perfect vacation has great est, but just as important. This weekend, I’m down. But this year, look! They are making grateful for! value. I learned to play bridge and shoot off to Fenway Park, to sit 15 rows back from pool one summer that it rained for two the first base line and watch the Red Sox and straight weeks on a family trip to Lake the Brewers; it’s only one day and then back Sunapee; the boat that came with the cot- to real life. But spending the day with my Community Herb Workshops tage rental sat in the garage underneath the son and rooting for the Red Sox will provide at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism house, tied up for the entire time. memories that I’ll cherish for the rest of my $12 nonmembers, $10 members And then there was my Israeli adventure life. Preregistration required: 224-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org in late 1993, a somewhat spur-of-the-mo- ment trip that I paid for in cash (the tour Peggy Munro writes the Let’s Talk About BEATING THE SUGAR BLUES with Lisa Mase, Cooking Teacher, and Marie Frohlich, Nutrition company did not accept credit cards, or so Money column for The Bridge. Consultant • Monday, June 20th, 6–8 pm LUXURIOUSLY HEALTHY HAIR: SIMPLE HAIR CARE RECIPES with Joann Darling, Gardens of Seven Gables Monday, July 11th, 6–8 pm ($5 materials fee) MEDICINE GARDEN DESIGN WITH HEART & MIND 224-7100 with Larken Bunce, VCIH Faculty • Monday, July 25th, 5–8 pm info@vtherb FOOD AS MEDICINE: SUPER COOL FOODS center.org with Betzy Bancroft, VCIH Faculty • Monday, August 1st, 6–8 pm EARTH-CENTERED HERBALISM & PLANT WALK For workshop details with Micki Visten, Sage Mountain Master Gardener and descriptions, Wednesday, August 10th, 6–8 pm visit us online at INFUSED HERBAL OILS FOR THERAPEUTIC & COSMETIC USE www.vtherbcenter.org with Guido Mase, VCIH Faculty Monday, August 22nd, 6–8 pm ($5 materials fee) Open 8 to 8, 7 days a week THE BRIDGE JUNE 16–29, 2011 • PAGE 17 e Xtreme Sport by Rachel Rudi more people who want to do it, but we just Yard Sales T can’t accommodate more than 350.” he yard sale, an essential fixture of sum- mer. Every weekend, signs sprout up R unners and horseback riders partici- The racers will begin at Silver Hill pating in the Vermont 100 endurance Meadow in West Windsor. “We ride up to on and around the Montpelier round- race begin a 100-mile loop at 4 a.m. in Taftsville Bridge, through Pontford and about directing people variously to garage West Windsor and finish some 30 hours across the Appalachian Trail, through Wood- sales, porch sales, yard sales, or just “sale.” later. This year’s race, the 23rd, will be held stock into Redding, down to Cavendish, and Pick up a nice old grater for 10 cents or an on July 16 and will benefit Vermont Adap- looping back into Windsor and West Wind- entire Encyclopaedia Britannica for $5. Outfit a tive Ski & Sports. “New people come, and sor. We’re riding through the night.” camping expedition from other people’s lawns. they’re so amazed. And those who’ve come Such an intense experience creates a bond Street- or neighborhood-wide sales provide every year are still amazed,” said Sue among the athletes. “There’s a great deal of an opportunity for concentrated yard-saling. Greenall, the race’s coordinator. “It’s one of camaraderie between riders and runners,” Various streets and neighborhoods in Montpe- those experiences you can’t put into words. said Greenall. “People remember each other lier organize themselves every summer, collab- You just have to see it.” from year to year, even if you haven’t spo- orating to draw in more people. Neighbors In 1955, several California equestrians ken, but just passed someone on the trail. have the chance to interact with each other, get rode the 100-mile Western States Trail Ride There may be very few words exchanged, rid of unwanted items and gain new posses- through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. “It but there are a lot of feelings. It’s a very emo- sions. “It really has become a bit of an annual started with a bet,” said Greenall—a bet that tional journey.” event and attracts hoards of people. It is quite the trail, one of the world’s most treacher- Greenall said spectators become upset impressive,” said Didi Brush of Montpelier. By ous, could be completed within 24 hours. when the route is changed, as people are al- the end of the day, only a few items remain. “And he did it! And they did it again the next ways excited to cheer the athletes on as they —Marisa Keller and Robyn Estabrook; year, and suddenly, it was an annual event, pass through a town. “People in Woodstock photo by Michael T. Jermyn. and people started their own across the will be in their pajamas, sitting in lawn country. Years later, one guy said, ‘You chairs just to see us come through. They know, I think I could run this faster than my love it.” Zip Lines horse.’” Ever since, there have been en- The physical challenge of the trail trans- durance rides for equestrians and runners lates into a mental and emotional challenge alike, spanning difficult terrain and racing as well, and upon completion competitors through the night with mandatory breaks for gain a new understanding of their own health checks. Vermont is the only state strengths and capabilities. “After you’ve fin- where riders and runners compete simulta- ished this race,” said Greenall, “it’s a mea- neously and on the same trail. sure for all other challenges in life. Anything. by Robyn Estabrook years and has been involved with over 80 “We have this little field in Vermont where A root canal, a loss. You can now tell your- projects worldwide. “This is the first in a na- 1,000 people show up for the race—350 run- self, ‘I can do this.’ It’s a landmark.” tional brand,” Smith said of the Vermont lo- V ermonters can get a bird’s-eye view ners, 100 horses, support teams, medics,” of the Green Mountains through cation. said Greenall, a horseback rider herself. “And For more information about the race, visit canopy tours. ArborTrek, out of Summer is the obvious time of year to go we have to close entries at 350. There are vermontenduranceride.com or vt100.com Smugglers’ Notch, is Vermont’s only zip line for a canopy adventure, but it is not the only service company, although some other re- option. “This is year-round use. There are sorts, like Sugarbush, in Warren, also have wonderful views of Mount Mansfield,” Smith zip lines. The course at Smugglers’ Notch said, “Summer is the most popular, but I be- consists of nine zip lines, ranging from 50 lieve the most spectacular time is the fall. feet above the ground to just under 1,000 Winter is also stunning.” feet. Tour groups of eight people are led by Reservations are highly recommended, es- two guides. The tours last for three hours pecially during the busy summer season. For and include a 15-minute orientation where reservations or more information go to guests learn what they need to know, in- arbortrek.com or call 644-9300. cluding how to use handbrakes. The zip line at Sugarbush opens on June Michael Smith, the president of Arbor- 24. Call 800-53-SUGAR or visit sugarbush Trek, has been in the zip line industry for 17 .com/summer/resort-activities/zipline. Locally owned and proud of our independence! Equine Summer Day Camp for Children With All Levels of Needs August 15–19, 2011 Water Tower Farm, Marshfield, VT Five days of focused Equine Assisted Activities—an inclusive camp opportunity for youth with and without disabilities with a focus on mentoring, building social and communication skills, offering riding, horsemanship, arts and music activities. Our instructors are NARHA certi- fied riding instructors and certified in CPR and BLS. Full-day program $250.00 for the week Half-day program $175.00 for the week Ask us about Medicine-on-Time, For registration forms, go to rhythmoftherein.org or e-mail email@example.com. Personal Prescription System You may also call 426-3781 and we can mail you information. Richard Harvie, RPh. Jocelyn DePaolis-Thivierge, RPh. Some scholarship assistance may be available for participants with disabilities. PAGE 18 • JUNE 16–29, 2011 THE BRIDGE The Montpelier School Pages These pages paid for by the Montpelier Public Schools and compiled by Richard Sheir. Congratulations, Class of 2011! Ben Albury Melissan Dezotelle Noel Kerr Jordan Parker Norwich University, University of Vermont, undecided Undetermined University of Vermont, nursing communications/TV broadcasting Heather Dickinson Benjamin Kessler Emily Parker Fiona Allen Lyndon State College. business University of Vermont, history Tulane University, Temple University, global health/pre-med theater/communications Kristen Doucette Margaret Kinzel Working locally Brandeis University, psychology and Caitlin Paterson Charles Angell business/marketing Beloit College, environmental studies University of Massachusetts Amherst, Erin Dunkling engineering Working locally Joshua Klavens Amanda Pelkey Gap year University of Vermont, sports Bennett Augustoni Alexandra Dunn medicine/physical therapy undetermined Wellesley College/Princeton University, Hannah Koch biology George Washington University, Vern Poland Annalise Baker-Whitcomb undecided Universal Technical Institute College of Charleston, communications Andrew Ehret Keene State University, Ian LaPoint Delia Russo-Savage Danielle Baranowski business/finance Thailand/University of Vermont, Lewis & Clark College, foreign St. Michael's College, psychology undecided language/international studies Molly Estabrook Lucy Basa University of Vermont, environmental Jessica Lawson Joseph Sawyer University of Vermont, undecided conservation Springfield College Undetermined Natalie Beasley Caleb Fairris Shawn Leene Miranda Scott University of Colorado, communications Undetermined University of Vermont, The Hartt School, BFA actor training business/accounting Mary Blythe Sheehan Flanagan Gabriel Sequeira-Bacher Curry College, nursing University of Montana, Betsy Leno Undetermined business/marketing Undetermined Zoe Boner Andrew Shannon Earlham College, undecided Julia Francis Emma Lutz-Higgins Year off/working College of Wooster, psychology Bard College, William Brooks deferring/travel/Wwoofing Allegra Signorino Southern New Hampshire University, Olivia Fraser Eckerd College, international business business Champlain College, Sandra Markowitz elementary education Middlebury College Kate Sprout Devon Brownlee Working at a birthing clinic in Bali, University of Vermont, Kayla Gallagher Steven Martinez Indonesia nutrition/food science Working Community College of Vermont, business Crystal Stridsberg Reid Cahoon Emilie Gambler Working in Waitsfield Internship with shamanic healer Working locally Kathryn McEnany NECI Joseph Thetford Megan Canavan Jessie Gay Undetermined Johnson State College, creative writing Franklin and Marshall College, Shanley McEnany biochemistry LNA/pursuing nursing degree Nickolas Tilton Jasmine Carpenter Undetermined Johnson State College, Adam Grayck Lee McKinstry technical theater Champlain College Undetermined Alec Waring Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Louis Cecere, III Phoebe Hanson Liam McSweeney marine science/engineer Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Vermont, nutrition/food Stanford University, political science engineering science Evan Webb Paolo Miller Working locally Seth Colburn Caitlin Hughes University of Vermont, Lyndon State College Mount Holyoke College, English undecided/minor in music Samantha Weiler Community College of Vermont Norio Costantino Helen Hurley (Larose) Madeline Miller University of Vermont, engineering Virginia Wesleyan College, Moving out west Meagan Whalen international studies University of New England, Christopher Craig Katherine Murray applied exercise science Working/Stingray Electronics Jeremiah Kaczynski Furman University, biology/environmen- Working locally tal studies Nipa Wheatley Sierra Cruikshank Undetermined Arizona State University, design studies Braden Keiser Sinead O’Mahoney Pace University, political science or Hampshire College, undecided Miranda Wigren Ryan Dell'Amico business University of Southern Maine, nursing Working; art school in fall 2012 Arealles Ortiz Christopher Keller Emmanuel College, Lydia Wilcox Caroline Dellipriscoli Harvard College, undecided management/global studies Undetermined Long Island University, nursing Christopher Kenseth Joshua Pace Jamie DeMag University of Vermont Undetermined Community College of Vermont THE BRIDGE JUNE 16–29, 2011 • PAGE 19 The Montpelier School Pages These pages paid for by the Montpelier Public Schools and compiled by Richard Sheir. Words of Wisdom From the 2011 Valedictorians Where else do you have an office mom, a guardian lunch lady, a senior class where you know everybody by name, and a greenhouse where you can plant, harvest and learn all at the same time? Thank you to this community for al- lowing us to grow these past 13 years. —Ali Dunn & Jessie Gay My advice to the mem- bers of the class of 2011 is use your voice. You are more powerful, influential and talented than you think, and people will lis- ten to what you have to say. . . . Awesome! The 2011 valedictory group.Other photos this page are a selection of shots from the 2011 —Caitlin Paterson yearbook. I want to thank the teachers that have had such a large impact on our lives. Beginning in kindergarten the teachers in the Montpelier Schools have been passionate, caring and great role models. We couldn’t have made it here without them! —Katie Murray It is not the opportunities that you are given that define you, so much as it is what you make of those opportunities. Do what you love to do and love doing it. Always live You are the architect the moment, and remember that the process is just as and engineer of your own important as the end goal. Do everything with passion success. and live simply. —Chris Kenseth —Liam McSweeney PAGE 20 • JUNE 16–29, 2011 THE BRIDGE Calendar of Events Exhibits Upcoming Events CALL TO ARTISTS Photographs of wildflowers, birds, FRIDAY, JUNE 17 wildlife, landscape, buildings, people, Spring Migration Bird Walk: Berlin Pond still life and garden flowers, pets or farm Explore Berlin Pond for common loon, American bittern, Virginia rail and more. animals, sunsets or sunrises, and black 7–8:30 a.m. Free for nature center members, $5 nonmembers. Call the North Branch and white photographs sought for the Nature Center at 229-6206 for directions and information. Moose Festival Photography Contest. One entry per person per category, must be framed, matted and ready to hang. Contest August 27 in Canaan. RED HEN CAFE From the Garden to the Forest, nature- SATURDAY, JUNE 18 More info at moosefestival.com. themed paintings by Anne Unangst, Hike with the Green Mountain Club, Montpelier Section Cindy Griffith and Marcia Hill (above, Moderate to difficult 7.4-mile, 6-hour hike in the White Mountains.Summit Mount Moosi- CHANDLER GALLERY work by Cindy Griffith). lauke via the Gorge Brook Trail, then loop down the Carriage Road to Snapper Trail. eARTh, group show by more than 50 961 Route 2, Middlesex. Through June. Contact leader Paul DeLuca, 476-7987 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for meeting time and area artists. 223-3591 or email@example.com. place. 73 Main Street, Randolph. Through July 10. Hours: Thursday, 4–6 p.m.; Satur- Multifamily Yard Sale to Benefit PEO day and Sunday, 1–3 p.m. 431-0204 or Funds go to the Philanthropic Educational Organization, supporting women’s education. chandler-arts.org. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 46 North Street, Montpelier. Rain or shine. Horse Sense Demonstration With Lucinda Newman, certified equine guided educator. Observe horse and herd communi- cation and coordination to broaden your concepts of human leadership and group dynamics. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, to carpool to Horses and Pathfinders in Moretown. $10 member/owners, $12 nonmembers. Register at 223-8004, ext. 202, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn How to Make and Can Jam at the Farmers’ Market With Peggy Thompson. Make jam with the season’s first berries. Learn about water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing techniques. Pectin samples, recipe booklets, and SHOE HORN discount coupons for canning jars to take home. Save money and eat local all year ’round. Moments With Nature, photography 10 a.m.–noon. 60 State Street, Montpelier. Free. 229-2858 or montpelierfarmersmarket.com. by Krista Cheney (above, Sunflower in Ice II). Good Beginnings’ 20th Anniversary Community Day CITY CENTER 8 Langdon Street, Montpelier. Through Celebrating 20 years of serving children and families in central Vermont. Games, music, Road to the East, pastels of Slovakia, July. email@example.com. origami, face painting, flag making, comfort station, bubbles and a family parade. Finland and France by Sam Kerson and 10 a.m–1 p.m. State House lawn, Montpelier. Free. centralvt.goodbeginnings.net. Katah (above). SPOTLIGHT GALLERY Mono-Types, recent monoprints by Deb- The Language of Plants: Doctrine of Signatures 89 Main Street, Montpelier. Through Learn how to read the medicinal properties of a flower or plant from its colors and other June. dragondancetheatre.com. orah Fillion and Heidemarie Holmes- Heiss of East Montpelier. observable traits. CITY HALL Vermont Arts Council, 136 State Street, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Gardens of Seven Gables, Barre. $65–$125 sliding scale, partial pay- Paintings and mixed media by Christine Montpelier. Through June. 828-3291 or ment in Onion River Exchange hours accepted. Space is limited: register at 479-1925. Hartman of Montpelier. vermontartscouncil.org. Healing the Pelvis and More with Lily Circle Flower Essences 39 Main Street, Montpelier. Through 6–8 p.m. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier. $15–$35 sliding scale June. 229-9416 or christinehartman. STUDIO PLACE ARTS Lost in Traffic, multimedia group show or 2 Onion River Exchange hours. Register with Sandra, 479-1925. blogspot.com. exploring moments of navigational con- Double Vision Residency Showing CONTEMPORARY DANCE fusion and chaos; Postcards & Memo- Performances by company dancers Amy LePage, Hanna Satterlee, Avi Waring, Lida Winfield & FITNESS STUDIO ries, collages and other works; and Ode and Willow Wonder, including a fast-paced duet and innovative group piece by Pauline Paintings by Hal Mayforth exploring to Demeter, Persephone Entre Deux Jennings and an experiment in computer-aided choreography by Sean Clute. movement and humor. Mondes, linoleum block print exhibit by 7 p.m. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon Street, Montpelier. $5–$10 18 Langdon Street (third floor), Mont- Sam Kerson. suggested donation. 229-4676 or cdandfs.com. pelier. Through July. 229-4676, 201 North Main Street, Barre. Through cdandfs.com or mayforth.com. July. Opening reception Friday, June 17, 6–8 p.m 479-7069 or studio- placearts.com. SUNDAY, JUNE 19 Hike with the Green Mountain Club, Montpelier Section SUGAR HOUSE GALLERY Moderate 5.2-mile hike on Burnt Rock Mountain in Fayston. Bring lunch and water. The June Juried Show, works by the Meet at 10 a.m. at Montpelier High School. Leaders: Cynthia Martin and George Longe- Northern Vermont Artists’ Association. necker, 426-3874 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 94 Main Street, Jeffersonville. Through June. northernvtartists.org. Traditional Bleeding and Cupping, Module III Taught by Julia Graves. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Barre. $85–$125 sliding scale. For directions and registration, contact 479-1925. Mountaineers Teen Game Night Free game admission for students in grade 6 and older who arrive at the ball field to help DRAWING BOARD with announcing, t-shirts, information table, games and other activities. Selected works on canvas and paper by Arrive by 5:30; game begins at 6:30. Montpelier Recreation Field, Elm Street, Montpelier. Deborah Hillman (above, Dreaming the 223-4949, email@example.com or cvndc.org. Moon, oil on canvas). 22 Main Street, Montpelier. Through June. 223-2902 or drawingboardvt.com. MONDAY, JUNE 20 KELLOGG-HUBBARD LIBRARY Blood Drive at Vermont College of Fine Arts All donors have the chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored on-field as The Art of Creative Aging, juried ex- the Blood Donor of the Game. hibit of work by central Vermont visual T.W. WOOD GALLERY 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Gym, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier. Walk-ins welcome; artists age 70 and older. Works by Merrill Dunsmore of GRACE for an appointment, contact 800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. 135 Main Street, Montpelier. Through (above, untitled acrylic on wood), the June. 476-2681 or Northeast Kingdom cooperative for Benefit for Circle and the Sexual Assault Crisis Team firstname.lastname@example.org. Buy sterling silver Silpada jewelry or enter a raffle to support the Washington County Sex- older artists. ual Assault Crisis Team and Circle (formerly the Battered Women’s Services and Shelter). KORONGO ART GALLERY 26 College Street, Montpelier. Through Noon–6:30 p.m. First in Fitness, Granger Road, Berlin. If you can’t attend but wish to The Rhythm of Color, nudes, portraits June 28–July 12. Tuesday–Sunday, support the organizations, visit mysilpada.com/tracy.hobbs to buy jewelry online. and landscapes in pastel and oil by noon–4 p.m. 828-8743 or Montpelier artist Kate Mueller. twwoodgallery.org On-Farm Raw Milk Processing Class 18 Merchants Row, Randolph. Through Learn how to make yogurt, yogurt cheese, ricotta, crème fraiche and ice cream. VERMONT SUPREME COURT 1–4 p.m. Simplicity Farm, Waitsfield. $20–$40, benefits Rural Vermont. Preregistration July 19. Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–7 Paintings by by David Smith of Peacham. p.m. 728-6788. required: contact 223-7222 or email@example.com. State Street, Montpelier. Through June. LOST NATION GALLERY Tracy, 828-0749. Beating the Sugar Blues iPhoneography by Robyn Osiecki. What role does sugar play in our lives? What kinds of subsitutes can we choose that are 39 Main Street, Montpelier. Through less taxing to our systems and environment? Cooking demos and recipes to take home. June 19. Thursday–Sunday, open 1.5 6–8 p.m. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier. $10 VCIH members, hours before theater performance SUBMIT YOUR EVENT! $12 nonmembers. Registration required: 224-7100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. times, or by appointment. 229-0492 or lostnationtheater.org. Send all listings to Doing Healing Work with Children and Teens email@example.com. 6–8 p.m. REACH, 138 Main Street, Suite 6, Montpelier. $15–$35 sliding scale or 2 Onion River Exchange hours. Register with Sandra, 479-1925. THE BRIDGE JUNE 16–29, 2011 • PAGE 21 Calendar of Events Yehuda Stolov, Interfaith Peacemaker from Jerusalem Stolov describes his work with the Interfaith Encounter Association, bringing groups of Is- FRIDAY, JUNE 24 raelis and Palestinians together as neighbors for regular discussions on faith. Carpool to Entergy’s Preliminary Injunction Hearing 7 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue, Montpelier. bethjacobvt.org. See Thursday, June 23 for description. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, contact Nancy at 728-9318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TUESDAY, JUNE 21 Friday Night Fix: Shifting and Drive Trains 102 Learn how to replace shift cables and housing, straighten a bent derailleur hanger and ad- A Geologic History of the Winooski Watershed just the hub, headset, and bearings on your bicycle. George Springston, Norwich University professor, gives an account of the watershed’s 6–7:30 p.m. Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free.229-9409 or email@example.com. change over time. Part of the six-day Winooski River Sojourn. 6 p.m., dinner; 7 p.m., talk. Montpelier High School. $22 dinner and talk, $5 talk only. Central Vermont Humane Society Annual Meeting winooskiriver.org. With special guest Linda Gage from Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. 6:30–8 p.m. 1589 Route 14, East Montpelier. 476-3811 or cvhumane.com. Author Talk and Signing: Ben Hewitt/Making Supper Safe Reptiles and Amphibians of Vermont The Vermont author explores our nation’s response to pathogenic bacteria in our food and Multimedia presentation about Vermont’s 40 species of reptiles and amphibians. how it impacts both our health and our right to consume the foods of our choosing. 7 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier. $3 nature center mem- 7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bers, $5 nonmembers, free for children. 229-6206. Waterbury Community Band Concert in the Park World Bazaar Summer Reading Kickoff A varied program of marches and other concert band selections. All ages welcome for food and craft projects from around the world. 7 p.m. Waterbury Center Park (intersection of Guptil Road, Howard Avenue and Main 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Children’s Library. Free. 223-4665. Street). Free. Bill, 223-2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CD Release Party for Woodchuck in the Garden English Country and Contra Dance to Carolan Tunes In honor of John and Fran Mallery's fifth wedding anniversary (the Mallerys host the annual Tunes by local singer/songwriter Erika Mitchell, with special guests Dan Haley, Kevin Mac- Carolan Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 25). Period attire (1670–1738) encouraged. neil Brown and Amy Torchia. 6 p.m., potluck; 7:30 p.m., dance. Worcester Town Hall. $8 adult, $5 student. 7:30 p.m. Adamant Community Club. By donation. erikamitchell.bandcamp.com. carolanfestvt.com. Monteverdi Music School Faculty Concert WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 Works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy, Ibert, Schumann and Schubert, perfomed by the 802 Quar- tet, including violist Paul Reynolds, violinist Jane Beardon and guest cellist Brian Thornton. Hike with the Green Mountain Club, Montpelier Section 7:30 p.m. Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main Street, Montpelier. Free. Reception Moderate 5-mile summer solstice hike up Worcester Mountain in the late afternoon. follows. monteverdimusic.org. Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Montpelier park and ride. Leader: Steve Lightholder, 479-2304 or email@example.com. Authors at the Aldrich: Ron Powers SATURDAY, JUNE 25 The Vermont journalist presents his book Mark Twain: A Life. Part of a weekly series Hike with the Green Mountain Club, Montpelier Section through August 17. Work hike in Smugglers’ Notch. Help remove metal roofing from Watson Camp to the ski 6 p.m. Milne Community Room, Aldrich Library, Barre. Free. 476-7550. Sponsored by lift. Wear sturdy boots and bring heavy-duty work gloves, lunch and water. the Barre Learning for Life Committee and the Friends of the Aldrich Library. Meet at 8 a.m. at Montpelier High School. Eric Seidel, 223-1406 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Middlesex Summer Concerts: Lewis Franco and the Missing Cats Reptiles and Amphibian Walk Swing tunes and popular American songs. Join Larry Clarfeld for a walk around the North Branch Nature Center and surrounding city 6:30 p.m. Martha Pellerin and Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand, Middlesex. Free. 229- parks to search for basking turtles, breeding frogs, stream salamanders and more. 0881. Concerts continue every Wednesday through July. 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier. $10 na- Paradise Lost: Memories of Jewish Agricultural Settlements ture center members, $12 nonmembers, $5 children. 229-6206. and Collective Farms in Ukraine and Crimea Fifth Annual Carolan Festival Bob Belenky speaks about his recent interview research visit to the Ukraine. Celebrating the Irish harper and composer Turlough Carolan, 1670–1738. Small open sessions 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield. Free. 426-3581, jaquithpublicli- (play or listen), country dancing, potluck supper and evening concert. email@example.com or marshfield.lib.vt.us. 1 p.m.–dark. Mallery Farm, 108 Norton Road, Worcester. $10 individual, $15 family. 229-9468, firstname.lastname@example.org or carolanfestvt.com. THURSDAY, JUNE 23 Marshfield Summer Concerts: Peter Mayhew Benefit kickoff for concert series on Thursdays at 7 p.m., same venue, through July 28. Carpool to Entergy’s Preliminary Injunction Hearing 7 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Common gazebo, 122 School Street, Marshfield. Free. 426-3581, Ride to Brattleboro with fellow anti-nuke activists. Be a peaceful, visible presence in the email@example.com or marshfield.lib.vt.us. courtroom (this is not a protest opportunity), or hold signs outside. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, contact Nancy at 728-9318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sky Meadow Festival Concert The 802 Quartet performs work by Haydn, Brahms and Shubert, with special guests Bug Walk Spencer Myer, award-winning pianist, and Cleveland Orchestra cellist Brian Thornton. Grab a net and search for dragonflies, butterflies and other six-legged creatures. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main Street, Montpelier. By donation. 522-0738. 4–5 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier. $5 family, $3 individ- ual. 229-6206. Homegrown in the Tradition: Traditional New England Dance The Mad Robin Callers Collective calls classic dances to tunes by the Homegrown Chestnuts. How To Build Your Own Yurt Dessert potluck at the break. Bring soft-soled shoes; no partner necessary. With Bruce Sargent. Learn what you need to build your own yurt from scratch, saving 90 8–11 p.m. Capital City Grange, Route 12/Northfield Street, Berlin. $8. percent of the cost of a yurt kit. capitalcitygrange.org. 5:30–7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop community room, Montpelier. Free. Register at 223-8004, ext. 202, or email@example.com. see UPCOMING EVENTS, page 22 Live Music THE BLACK DOOR Saturday, June 25 44 Main Street, Montpelier. All shows start at 9:30 p.m. with no cover unless otherwise noted. 223-7070. Friday, June 17 Dollfight, FM Drag (punk) Thursday, June 30 Paleface (bluegrass) Friday, July 1 Theater BAGITOS Holy Ghost Tent Revival (indie/folk/rock) Johnson’s Crossroad MOONLIGHT AND 28 Main Street, Montpelier. 229-9212 or Saturday, June 18 MAGNOLIAS bagitos.com. MAIN STREET BAR & GRILL Big Tree (indie pop/folk/rock) 118 Main Street, Montpelier. All shows Comedic account of how Gone with Sunday, June 19 Thursday, June 23 the Wind was rewritten for the 7–10 p.m. No cover. 225-3304. Jairo and Gabriel Sequeira (traditional Chris Beard with Dave Keller (blues), 8 screen. Based on true events. Central American music) Tuesday, June 21 p.m. • $10 Mark LeGrand (country/rock) Through June 19. 7 p.m. Thursdays Monday, June 20 Friday, June 24 and Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Open mic, 7–10 p.m. • $3 minimum pur- Tuesday, June 28 The Deadly Gentleman with Katie Trautz Dan Haley Saturdays; 2 p.m. matinees on June chase required and the Tall Boys (Americana/bluegrass) 11 and 19. Lost Nation Theater, 39 Monday, June 27 Saturday, June 25 NUTTY STEPH’S CHOCOLATERIE Main Street, Montpelier. $25 Thurs- Open mic, 7–10 p.m. • $3 minimum pur- The Zack Brock Trio (gypsy/jazz/folk) Route 2, Middlesex. 229-2090 or days, $30 Friday–Sunday, $10 chil- chase required Friday, July 1 nuttystephs.com. dren age 6–11, discounts for students BIG PICTURE THEATER Rising Appalachia Bacon Thursdays (every Thursday) and seniors. Infants and toddlers not 48 Carroll Road (just off Route 100), (roots/folk/poetry/eclectic) • $8 Live piano music, 8 p.m. admitted. Tickets at 229-0492 or lost- Noble Savage (electro-rock-dance), 10 nationtheater.org. Waitsfield. Most shows by donation. 496- CHARLIE O’S p.m. 8994 or bigpicturetheater.info. 70 Main Street, Montpelier. 223-6820. HELLO, DOLLY! Wednesday, June 22 Friday, June 17 POSITIVE PIE 2 Musical production directed by Char- Valley Night with Serena Fox, Michael Fly Allusion (funk) 22 State Street, Montpelier. lie McMeekin with a cast of over 100 Hock and Bruce Jones Saturday, June 18 229-0453 or positivepie.com. central Vermont youth and teens. (folk/rock/blues), 7:30 p.m. The Warm Guns (rockabilly) Saturday, June 18 June 30–July 3. 7 p.m. Thursday– Wednesday, June 29 Wednesday, June 22 Lesson in Cursive and Mayhew Brothers, Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Chandler Valley Night with Bill Buyer (Hendrix to Maren Christianson (folk) 10:30 p.m. • 21+, free Music Hall, 71–73 Main Street, hip-hop on the mandolin), 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 Randolph. $18 adults, $12 students. Friday, June 1 KuFui, Concrete Rivals and Dino Bravo Tickets at 431-0204 or chandler- The Gulch (cover band), 8 p.m. arts.org.