Pocock Rocks Music Festival & Street Fair
June 16: 3 to 8 p.m. Ninth annual. Six bands, 30-plus vendors. SunCommon Bouncy House, Vermont National Guard activities. After party: The Welterweights at Hatch 31. Downtown. Ian Albinson, 760-6076,

Passion 4 Paws
June 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9th annual pet adoption day. Curtis Lumber’s PetAPalooza. 315 Pine St. Facebook;

Burlington Waterfront Park
26th Vermont Brewers Festival
• July 20: noon to 4 p.m. Session 1 (local session discount tickets for Vermonters, $33); 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Session 2.
• July 21: noon to 4 p.m. Session 3; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Session 4.
Sessions 2, 3 and 4: $43. Limit one session per day per ticket holder. Burlington Waterfront Park, 1 Main St. Tickets, additional information:

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
• July 26-29. 12th annual. Exhibits, concerts, boat show. Main stage concerts presented by Higher Ground. Twiddle’s Tumble Down plays July 27-28. Ween plays July 29. Details, tickets online at, by phone at 652-0777 or at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington.
• Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 33rd Annual Vintage Boat Show with more than 45 boats from Vermont, New York and other northeast states. Also, free concert series July 29-31; musical acts to be announced. All ages. Children 12 and under free. Rain or shine. Also, presented by Higher Ground. More information and updates at

Champlain Valley Exposition
Vermont Quilt Festival
June 21: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Champagne and Chocolate Preview; $12.
June 22 and 23: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 23: Antique quilt appraisals.
June 24: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Classes, lectures, new quilt appraisals. Vendor Mall.
105 Pearl St.,

Shelburne Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the village green through Oct. 13. More than 50 vendors from Shelburne and the region, 11 new this year. Produce, cheese, prepared foods, crafts, jewelry, art, lots more. Information online at the Shelburne Business and Professional Association website:

Flynn Center’s
Amy E. Tarrant Gallery
Through June 30: “Flourish,” works by Vermont artists with disabilities.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. 652-4500,

Emile A Gruppe Gallery
Through July 15: “Luminous Landscapes of Vermont,” painted by Julie J. McGowan, photographed by Mary Claire Carroll, both artists from Richmond. The exhibit combines naturalistic photos with paintings in the 19th-century tradition of luminism, which uses light and perspective to emphasize tranquility. McGowan will discuss her technique and its history at a presentation titled “The Hudson River School and Me” on Sunday, June 24, 1-2:30 p.m.
22 Barber Farm Road. 899-3211,

Middlebury College
• 1968: The Whole World is Watching
Through Aug. 12: 1968 was a year of upheaval and transformation with national and international events sparking intense vocal expression and protest. This exhibit through art, music, and literature looks back 50 years. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery. or 443-5007.

• Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift
Through Aug. 12: The museum recently received an extensive collection of photographs of children from around the world. Among the photographers included are Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. or 802-443-5007

Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater
Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Through July 8: “Birds, Bees and Butterflies in the Land of Milk and Honey.” Led by artist Klara Calitri the show includes many Vermont artists and writers with some pieces for sale donated to benefit the Otter Creek Audubon Society. More information: 382-9222, 68 S. Pleasant St.

Spotlight Gallery
Artists to Watch Part II
Through June 29. Work by Angelo Arnold (Montpelier), August Burns (Middlesex), Jean Cherouny (South Burlington), Vanessa Compton (Greensboro), Robert Gold (Burlington), Renee Greenlee (Burlington), Erika Senft Miller (Colchester), Hannah Morris (Barre), Sam Talbot-Kelly (Montpelier), Caroline Tavelli-Abar (Rochester), Rose Umerlik (Jeffersonville).
136 State St. 828-3291,

Shelburne Vineyard
Landscape paintings
Through June. Paintings by plein air landscape artist Donna Bourne, of Studio 266 in Burlington, will be on view in the tasting room through June. Bourne’s colorful work represents the natural world with her interpretation of land and sky, trees, water and light. Information at, the winery’s Facebook page, and 6308 Shelburne Road.

Red Barn Galleries
Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition
June 17: 5-7 p.m. opening reception for more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Canada in the 7th annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition. The juried show includes three paintings by Shelburne watercolor artist, Katra Kindar. The exhibition is on view June 17 through July 28, Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 9 p.m. at
The Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Route 100, Waitsfield. More information at: and

The Media Factory
“Lake Effect”
June 20: 6 p.m. “Lake Effect” Film Screening & Talk. Amidst the rising threat of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae blooms in the water bodies of Vermont and New Hampshire, this thought-provoking documentary investigates the possible link between exposure to neurotoxins found in cyanobacteria and the onset of sporadic cases of the terminal disease, ALS. Produced by Jackie and Jim Heltz. Free. Register at: Held at the Media Factory, 208 Flynn Avenue, #2G. 651-9692

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Through Sept. 3: How People Make Things exhibit inspired by the Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours.
Sponsored by Vermont Public Television. Brings the manufacturing process to life showing how familiar objects are manufactured, and the people, ideas and technology used to transform raw materials into finished products. Includes hands-on activities.
1 College St.

Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
• June 16-17: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Start your Engines” Build a wooden car and put it to the test on a track. In the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education Classroom.
• June 18 to July 1: Webby’s Art Studio Moves to Owl Cottage for the summer. Activities will run daily from through Aug. 12 with a new activity each week. June 18–24 is Decoy Design. Visit Dorset House to see many varieties of hand-painted decoys, then design your own wooden bird. June 25 to July 1 activity is Catch of the Day. Make a paper fish based on the watercolor “Leaping Salmon” by Ogden Pleissner.

Fitness at Any Age
Tuesdays 9:15 to 10 a.m. Interval type, moderate to high intensity exercise class. $10. Charlotte Senior Center. 212 Ferry Road. 425-6345,

Chittenden County Chess Club
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. Registration 7-7:15 p.m.; Games begin at 7:30 p.m. Great competitive fun. Information: Dave at 324-1143 or email Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.

Paint and Sip with Arthur Zorn

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Renaissance man Arthur Zorn returns June 22 for his third annual evening at Montpelier’s City Hall to lead a group in exploring creative painting techniques while also enjoying wine and food. The artistic focus is inspired by Lost Nation Theater’s summer productions of the comedies “Urinetown-the Musical” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Brushes, paints, canvas provided. For 21+. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Fee: $25 advance, $30 day of. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. Tickets: 229-0492,,

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
• Top of Form
June 23-24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ethan Allen Day weekend.Bottom of FormTop of Form 18th-century craft and lifestyle demonstrations, military re-enactment, other historical activities.
1 Ethan Allen Homestead. 865-4556

Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
A century of photography
• Through July 8: “Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography” featuring three dozen photographs from the Sheldon’s collection selected by retired National Geographic photographer James P. Blair along with Sheldon Museum Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart.
• June 20: noon. Blair discusses the Our Town photographs. Limited to 20; advance reservations: 388-2117. Free with admission.
One Park Street.

Shelburne Museum
• Through Aug. 26: In the Garden: Flower Power: Desire, Love and Sentiment; Everlasting Blooms: Floriform Metalwork of Marie Zimmermann; Invasive Species: Insects in the Home.
• June 14: 4 to 6 p.m. Garden Party at the Brick House. Sea Breeze cocktails, peony bouquets for purchase. Guided tours. Cash bar. $55; $40 members.
• June 16-17: 15th annual Classic Auto Festival. Electric vehicles. Talks, films, all ages activities. On June 16 at 5:30 p.m., ribbon-cutting ceremony for new electric solar-paneled shuttle replacing old gas-powered shuttle.
• June 23: 4 p.m. Public opening and tour for “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows” exhibition on view through Oct. 21.
6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346.

City Hall Park
Summer Concerts
Noon, through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
June 15: Pappy.
June 20 • Jacob Green
June 22 • Haze & Dacey
June 27 • Danza Del Fuego
June 27 • at 5:30 p.m. The Band Binger
June 29 • About Time
At City Hall Park. More information:

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
June 23: 1 p.m. Raffi Family Concert.
June 30: 8 p.m. Ry Cooder.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

Lost Nation Theater
Higher! Faster!! Louder!!! – An Evening of Operatic Excess
June 20: 7:30 p.m. WordStage Literary Concerts presents its “On Dark Nights” series hosted by Tim Tavcar. Short bios, YouTube recordings of seven opera stars (Maria Callas, Roberta Peters, Cristina Deutekom, Elena Obratszova, Rockwell Blake, Catherine Malfitano, Bryn Terfel). $25. Benefits WordStage and Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St. 229-0492,

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on
The Green at Shelburne Museum
June 14: Sturgill Simpson; opener Lucette.
July 13: Dispatch; opener Raye Zaragoza.
July 21: Guster with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra; performance begins 6:30 p.m.
July 22: Old Crow Medicine Show with The Ghost of Paul Revere.
Aug. 1: Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen
Aug. 2: Sylvan Esso with Ian Chang.
Unless otherwise noted, gates open at 6 p.m., shows at 7 p.m. All ages. 12 and under free. 877-987-6487, Ticketfly:

Frendly Gathering Music Festival
June 28, 29, 30: Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, and more.
Sugarbush (Mt. Ellen). Weekend passes:

Dance outside

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The Vermont Dance Alliance this Saturday presents “Traces: A Public Dance Happening” all day across Burlington. This daylong event (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) features 15 free outdoor dance performance by dance artists from across Vermont. They will perform in a wide range of styles from contemporary to improvisation, Noyes rhythm, ballet, hip hop, dancehall, lyrical jazz and more. Begin at Burlington City Arts on the Church Street Marketplace to get a map of locations and times. Digital map also available. Details at Rain or shine. Free. Donations appreciated

Green Mountain Bicycle Club
Upcoming weekend rides
All riders must wear helmets and obey the rules of the road. Check with ride leaders if weather is questionable. Riders under 18 must have a signed waiver from a parent. Rides begin promptly 15 min. after the meeting time. Announced by Thursdays, Social Rides are more leisurely versions of the mapped ride. Email to be added to the Social Riders contact list.

• June 17: 9:15 a.m. Champlain Bridge Ride. Rides cross the bicycle-friendly Champlain Bridge. The 43-mile route (moderate) stops at Crown Point; 55-mile route (moderate) makes a loop on the New York side through Port Henry. Social Ride may begin at a different time and/or location. Call ahead. Meet at Vergennes Union High School, Monkton Road, east parking lot.
Leader: Ralph Kilmoyer – 878-4070 /
Co-Leader: Amy Otten – 878-4070 /
Social Ride Leader: Donna Leban – 862-1901 /

• June 23: Introductory Ride for new riders. Leisurely 12-20 miles with a goal to teach new cyclists the rules of the road and how to ride in a group. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington, Wheeler lot.
Leader: John Bertelsen – 864-0101 /
Co-Leader: Karla Ferrelli – 864-0101 /

• June 24: 9:15 a.m. Jaunt from Jasper Mine. This rolling-hill ride (60 mi. moderate/strenuous) passes through Georgia and Milton before heading to St. Albans Bay for a lunch break, then to Swanton. The shorter version (40 mi. moderate) returns after the lunch stop. This ride has a short stretch along the shore of the Lamoille
River and a longer stretch along Lake Champlain. Meet at Jasper Mine Road, off Route 2 heading towards Grand Isle.
Leader: Dave Merchant – 825-3808/
Co-Leader: Joyce McCutcheon – 893-1690 /

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
Alexander Hamilton
• June 17: 2-3 p.m. “The Man, the Play, and the Musical” Alexander Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the musical, with excerpts from the score of the Broadway musical.

Main Street Landing
Black Box Theatre
June 14: 7 p.m. Yvonne Daley, “Going Up the Country: When the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont.” Reading, short panel discussion. 60 Lake St. 448-3350,

Phoenix Books Burlington

• June 19: Robin MacArthur, “Heart Spring Mountain,” first novel set against Tropical Storm Irene as a backdrop by author of “Half Wild: Stories.”

• June 21: “Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry,” Green Writers Press. David Cavanagh, Jean Connor, Chard deNiord, Karin Gottshall, David Huddle, Kerrin McCadden, Elizabeth Powell, Martha Zweig.
7 p.m. talks: $3 for Vermont Foodbank; includes $5 discount coupon for featured book.  Coupons expire at end of event. 191 Bank St. 448-3350.

Central Vermont Refugee Action Network
“Borders and Walls”
June 15: 7 to 9 p.m. A forum on current challenges for refugees, immigrants and migrant workers in Vermont and how to help them. Former refugees, Migrant Justice, American Civil Liberties Union, Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, case workers, etc. Moderated by The Rev. Joan Javier-Duval. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St.

Agency of Natural Resources
Moose herd discussion
June 26: 4 to 5 p.m. Presentation/discussion of the health of Vermont’s moose herd. Dewey Building, 1 National Life Drive. Link to join remotely at

Flynn Theatre
• June 16: 8 p.m. Anthony Jeselnik: “Funny Games.” Stand-up comedian from Pittsburgh, Pa.

• June 20: 8 p.m. David Cross, “Oh Come On.” Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee; stand-up comedy.

• Through June 16 at 7:30 p.m.; June 17 at 2 p.m.: Vermont Stage Company presents The (directing) Bake Off with Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.” Seventh annual presentation of one play made three ways with three parts, three directors, three casts. Followed by Q&A with directors and audience.

• June 29-30: Flynn Youth Theater Company presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” June 29 shows at 4 and 7 p.m. June 30 at 1 and 4 p.m.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

Lost Nation Theater
• “Urinetown – the musical”
Through June 17: Water politics are onstage in this multiple Tony Award, Obie Award and Critics Circle Award-winning musical by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis, Thursdays-Sundays, through June 17. Evening shows at 7:30 p.m. Weekend matinee performances at 2 p.m. This satire on capitalism, populism, politics, people, and musical theater itself is and a cautionary tale about clean water.
Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. Tickets: 229-0492,,

VCAM workshops
• June 14: 6 p.m. Audio Listening Lab. WBTV-LP 99.3 FM, the community radio station at the Media Factory, hosts this fun workshop where participants will be encouraged to share their work and get feedback. Share your podcast or other audio work with a supportive group of fellow audio-makers and learn about making community radio. Free.

• June 16: 11 a.m. VCAM Orientation. Free to attend and it will certify you to borrow VCAM’s media production equipment, use a fully-equipped TV production studio and digital filmmaking packages, start a show, and take all other free and low-cost media education workshops.

• June 18: Noon. Adobe Premiere Intro. This workshop provides an overview to the most-used features of Adobe Premiere. Learn how to import and organize media, make edits and fine-tune them to create a finished program. Also, learn how to add music and adjust audio levels, add titles and export your finished project.
Call to reserve a spot in each workshop. 651.9692
Media Factory, 208 Flynn Avenue, #2G, Burlington.

Headwaters Farm
Veterans Homestead Series
June 24: The Veterans Homestead Series presents the free workshop, Diversified Farm Systems for veterans, their families, and those who work with veterans. This session will be at Headwaters Farm in Hinesburg. For more information, call or email: 377-1214 or

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