Saturday

10

August

Spruce Peak Folk Festival. An all day, family-friendly affair filled with live music, food, local brews, and more. Headlined by Milk Carton Kids and Shawn Colvin. Festival passes start at $85, single-day passes $45, under 12 free, 12 a.m. The Lodge at Spruce Peak, 7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, info@sprucepeak.com, 888-478-6938.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection. It’s time to clean out your basements and garages. Set aside your hazardous waste and bring to a nearby collection event. For a list of other HHW Collection locations, visit website. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bradford Town Garage, 359 Fairground Road, Bradford, carlw@cvswmd.org, 802-229-9383.

33rd Annual Toy Run. Join hundreds of motorcyclists in a parade bringing unwrapped toys, cash or checks thru Barre city to the State House to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Line up from 9-11 a.m. Leave parking area at Noon. Bring toy, cash or check donation. 9-11 a.m. BC/BS Parking Lot/staging area, Airport Road, Berlin, Holly@webco.com, 802-888-4309.

Junior Apprentice Club. Every Saturday from June through October Junior Apprentices may join in a variety of guided activities in our Learning Lab, including beginning coding, basic robotics, 3D design & printing, and other exciting challenges for maker minds. Free with Jr Apprentice Patch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. American Precision Museum, 196 Main Street, Windsor, lyordy@americanprecision.org, 802-674-5781.

Vermont History Trivia. This family-friendly event is open to individual players and teams, history buffs and novices alike. Put your knowledge to the test and learn some fascinating new Vermont history facts. Free with museum admission ($4-7/person), 1-2:30 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St, Montpelier, info@vermonthistory.org, 479-8500.

Field Trip to Yestermorrow Design/Build School with Sophi Veltrop. Tour Yestermorrow’s unique campus. See the woodshop, timber-framed outdoor classroom, mini gallery and many natural buildings. Explore the gardens and trails, and get a peek at what student interns are working on. registration suggested. info@hungermountain.coop. 2-3 p.m. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Anna’s Ghost ensemble. With an ever-changing roster of multi-talented instrumentalists, this adaptive group reforms itself in different configurations each semester, welcoming back VCFA veterans and introducing exciting new players. 2-3 p.m. College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, 866-934-8232.

The Den’s Anniversary Music Festival. A day full of fun, friends, food and music, with headliner country music singer Cody Joe Hodges, straight from Nashville. 3-10 p.m. The Den at Harry’s Hardware, 3087 Main St, Cabot, johanna@harryshardwarevt.com, 802-563-2291.

Saturday Cinema on the Lawn. Enjoy summer nights in Stowe at Saturday Cinema on the Lawn featuring two outdoor film screening events; “Grease,” July 20 & “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Aug. 10. 6-10 p.m. Stowe Free Library , 90 Pond Street, Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, (802) 253-7321.

Paint & Sip with Arthur Zorn. LNT hosts its fourth-annual fun filled evening teaching you to create your personal world on canvas. $25 — $35, 7-9:30 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

The Belle of Amherst. Humorous and lyric play, crafted from diary entries, letters, and poems by Emily Dickinson. $10-$25, 7:30-10 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Road, East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Billie Fountain Band. South Carolina native Corey Webb combines mellow theatrics, danceable beats and the haunting songwriting tradition of David Bowie. $10, 8-11 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Sunday

11

August

Spruce Peak Folk Festival. An all day, family-friendly affair filled with live music, food, local brews, and more. Headlined by Milk Carton Kids and Shawn Colvin. Festival passes start at $85, single-day passes $45, under 12 free, 12 a.m. The Lodge at Spruce Peak, 7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, info@sprucepeak.com, 888-478-6938.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 2-4 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Vermont Philharmonic Summer Pops Concert. Annual outdoor Summer Pops Concert on the beautiful grounds of Moose Meadow Lodge in Duxbury. 3-5:30 p.m. Moose Meadow Lodge, 607 Crossett Hill Rd, Duxbury, mike@calcreek.com, 802-223-9855.

Rocket Man. Vermonter Ron Place worked on the launch crew of Apollo 11, the first moon landing! Come hear him share stories, pictures, a large model of Apollo 11 and answer your questions. Fun for all ages. 4-5:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 1151 High Street, Plainfield, loona.brogan@cutlerlibrary.org, 802-454-8504.

Mal Maiz. Costa Rican-born multi-instrumentalist Maiz Vargas Sandoval leads his Latin dance band, maintaining a balance of both traditional sounds and modern flair. Featured local food vendors are Mo’s Backyard BBQ, Moon & Stars and Jeff’s cheesecake,. 4-9 p.m. Camp Meade, 961 Route 2, Middlesex, info@campmeade.today, 802-496-2108.

Lui Collins. Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years. $16 Adv / $20 Door, 4-6 p.m. Concert at the Schoolhouse, 1643 Rt. 215 S. Lower Cabot, director@cabotarts.org, 802-793-3016.

Community Family movie night. A family-friendly film each Sunday evening throughout the summer. 4-6:30 p.m. Barre Universalist Church, 19 Church Street, Barre, vermonter@charter.net, 802-454-7145.

The Belle of Amherst. Humorous and lyric play, crafted from diary entries, letters, and poems by Emily Dickinson. $10-$25, 7:30-10 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Road, East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

Author Reading. Gary Moore will read from his newly published novel Abe & Ann, based on the true story of a passionate love affair Abraham Lincoln had in his twenties. 7:30-9 p.m. Gary Library, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, hisburningprogress@gmail.com, 802-829-0706.

Monday

12

August

Pitch. Come and join us for a game of Pitch and friendship. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Handwork Circle. Bring with you what you are working on and share handwork skills, ideas and advice. Monday evenings. 6:30-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3581.

Caspian Monday Music. a chamber concert on August 12 and the CMM Orchestra on August 19. Featuring conductor Anna Binneweg (Music Director/Conductor of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra. Ticket pricing TBA, 7:30-10 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Mondays at the Movies. Local film historian Rick Winston presents: “Movie Musicals: Pleasures and Delights!”. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd. East Calais, unadilla@pshift.com, 802-456-8968.

The Pleasures and Delights of Movie Musicals. Rick Winston will show several clips that trace the history of movie musicals from the very beginning of the sound era to just last year. donation, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Unadilla Theatre, Blachly Road, East Calais, winsrick@sover.net, 802-454-7103.

Tuesday

13

August

Nature Walks in the Barre Town Forest. Marianne Kotch will lead easy to moderate walks along trails and up to lookouts. All ages and newcomers welcome. All walks begin at the kiosk at the 44 Brook St. Websterville parking area and last approximately an hour and a half. Dogs on leashes welcome. If it’s raining enough for an umbrella, the walk will be cancelled. 9-10:30 a.m. Barre Town Forest, 44 Brook St. Websterville, mkotch731@gmail.com, 802-476-4185.

Slow & Easy Hiking Group. Gentle pace, rain or shine, meet at Barre Town Forest Parking Lot. 10:10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Community Film Series. “Anonymous People, Addiction & Long Term Recovery.”. 6-7:35 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, Plainfied, nford@the-health-center.org, 802-322-6612.

Wednesday

14

August

Mah Jong. Join Mah Jong group for fun, friendship and conversation. 10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Line Dancing. Line Dancing class with Cheryl. $5, 3:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Central VT Chess Club. Chess players of all ages and experience levels are invited to come play at the Central VT Chess Club. Free instruction provided for students. No membership fees. Please bring your own equipment. 6-9 p.m. The HUB at the Berlin Mall, Berlin Mall Road, Berlin , robertnichols3@myfairpoint.net, 802-229-1207.

Middlesex Bandstand Summer Concert Series. Jazz from the Paul Asbell Quintet will fill the meadow. Food is available for purchase at the event. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Middlesex Bandstand, 465 Shady Rill Road, Middlesex.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. A misplaced magical case and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Rated: PG-13. $5, kids 12 and under are free, 7-9:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Capital City Band Summer Concerts. The Capital City Band plays free outdoor concerts every Wednesday evening. Enjoy a picnic or bring an instrument and play along with the band. 7-8 p.m. State House Lawn, in front of Supreme Court Building, Montpelier, emendela@gmail.com, 802-793-0356.

Thursday

15

August

Slow & Easy Hiking Group. Gentle pace, rain or shine, meet at Barre Town Forest Parking Lot. 10:10 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Cribbage. Join the fun!. 10:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Brown Bag Concert Series. The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive’s series of free and fun lunch-time concerts. 12-1 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, director@montpelieralive.org, 802-223-9604.

Chair Yoga. Focus on balance, breath, posture, flexibility and meditation, all yoga equipment provided. 1-2 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Yoga-Beginner/Gentle. Basics of yoga, meditation, safe alignment in poses and connecting our breath to our movement. $30 per 5 week session, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Waterbury Farmers Market. The Waterbury Farmers Market has vendors spanning a wide range of products, live music, activities and demonstrations. 3-6 p.m. Rusty Parker Memorial Park, 2 Rotarian Place, Waterbury, waterburymarket@gmail.com.

Art on Park. Jewelers, artists, woodworkers, accessory and apparel designers, potters, craftspeople and specialty food and beverage producers display their wares Thursdays 5 — 7 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Park Street — Stowe, Vermont, Park Street, Stowe, askus@gostowe.com, 802-253-7321.

Sustainable Shopping. Learn about the Co-op’s sustainability efforts and ways to become an environmentally responsible consumer. Includes a tour of our recycling and composting practices and a chance to win a pair of yoga blocks made from recycled corks. registration suggested, info@hungermountain.coop. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, info@hungermountain.coop, 802-262-3202.

Berlin Pond 5 Miler. A 5 mile loop course counter-clockwise around Berlin Pond on dirt roads with one water stop. First half very hilly; second half relatively flat. Parking at Town Clerk’s office only. No parking along race course. Race day registration at 4:45; race start is half mile from Town Clerk’s Office. $10, 6 p.m. Berlin Town Clerk’s Office, 108 Shed Road, Berlin, jeffp_cvr@fairpoint.net.

John Emil. An accomplished singer, songwriter, and master of slide guitar, is equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Hardwick Street Cafe, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, boxoffice@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

August Jewish Film Series: 93Queen. Rachel Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six, is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in NYC. 6:30-8 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave. Montpelier, programming@bethjacobvt.org.

Big Hat No Cattle. Old and new songs with a vintage western vibe. Enjoy great food from local food vendors, the bake & book sale and bid on fantastic items in the Silent Auction. Free, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Summer Authors Lecture Series. Enjoy summer evenings with lectures by Vermont authors including Jeff Amestoy, Meg Ostrum, Rick Winston, Kathryn Davis, and Garrett Graff. See highlandartsvt.org for more details on dates and authors. TBD, 6:30 p.m. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, caitlin@highlandartsvt.org, 802-533-2000.

Marshfield Summer Concert Series. Eight free summer concerts. Enjoy great food from local food vendors, the bake & book sale. Free, 6:30-8:35 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Common Bandstand, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

Friday

16

August

Writer’s Block. Come join other scriveners and share your essays, short stories, one-act plays, poems or any other form worthy of note. Your work along with others will be critiqued in a positive mode with a supportive audience. Please register. 10-11:15 a.m. Barre Senior Center, 131 South Main St. #4, Barre, bascdirector@yahoo.com, 802-479-9512.

Last Mile Ride. 5k run, 1 & 2.5 mile walk, and 80-mile motorcycle ride through beautiful central Vermont. Supports Gifford’s end-of-life care services. Register online and follow us on Facebook. $25, 5-7 p.m. Gifford Medical Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph, alincoln@giffordmed.org, 802-728-2380.

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 7-8:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Knights of Columbus Auction. Pre-owned and new items; gifts & services from local businesses. 7-8:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 206 Rt. 14 South, Hardwick, kofc1568@gmtmom.com, 802-586-2899.

Zookeepers. Spend a summer evening with David Rosane and the Zookeepers to fill your heart and soul with meaningful melodies and mirth.The folk-rock protest band rallies support for literacy during a stop on its Across the Zoo-niverse library benefit tour. Free, 7-8 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. Room 2, Marshfield, jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com, 802-426-3717.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Saturday

17

August

Junior Apprentice Club. Every Saturday from June through October Junior Apprentices may join in a variety of guided activities in our Learning Lab, including beginning coding, basic robotics, 3D design & printing, and other exciting challenges for maker minds. Free with Jr Apprentice Patch, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. American Precision Museum, 196 Main Street (VT Route 5), Windsor, lyordy@americanprecision.org, 802-674-5781.

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 2-3:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Parkapalooza!. Music from local bands every third Saturday of the month throughout summer, food from a local vendor, giant slip n’ slide, activities for kids, and a skill swap featuring local crafters and artisans. $5 adults; $3 children (under 5 free). Campsites can be reserved ahead of time for $10 by calling 802-223-7335. 3-7 p.m. Hubbard Park , 400 Parkway Street, Montpelier, AEllsworth@montpelier-vt.org, 802-223-7335.

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 7-8:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

Montpelier Contra Dance. Dave Eisenstadter calling, music by Frost & Fire. No experience or partner needed. All dances taught plus introductory session at 7:45. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes. $10/$5/$15. 802-225-8921, capitalcitygrange.org, or find us on Facebook: Montpelier Contra Dance Umbrella. $10/$5/$15, 7:45-11 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, Berlin, cdu.tim@gmail.com, 802-225-8921.

Extempo. Local raconteurs tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading. Tented event: rain or shine. BYO picnic; bonfire after. $5, 8-10 p.m. Onion River Campground, 61 Onion River Road, Plainfield, storytelling@extempovt.com, 802-426-3233.

Sunday

18

August

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

On Golden Pond. The love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. $16 evenings, $12 matinees, 2-4 p.m. Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, thespians19@gmail.com, 802-793-4220.

The Wiz. Join Dorothy and her friends on this with R&B-Pop-and-Soul-filled journey as she realizes there’s no place like home. $5 — $15, 3-4:45 p.m. Lost Nation Theater Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street, Montpelier, info@lostnationtheater.org, 802-229-0492.

Robots on the Moon. Electrical Engineer Barry King will provide hands-on robot-building. Hear how “remote control” technology was used when unmanned craft first collected materials and took measurements and photographs in space, the same technology used in today’s space exploration. 4-5:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High Street, Plainfield, loona.brogan@cutlerlibrary.org, 802-454-8504.

Community Family movie night. A family-friendly film each Sunday evening throughout the summer. 4-6:30 p.m. Barre Universalist Church, 19 Church Street, Barre, vermonter@charter.net, 802-454-7145.

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