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.,

Carpenter-Carse Library
Solstice Celebration/Summer Reading Kickoff
June 21: 3-5 p.m. Music by Mayfly (Katie Trautz and Julia Wayne), children’s activities, wood-fired pizza. 69 Ballards Corner Road. 482-2878.

Richmond Farmers Market
Fridays through Oct. 12: 3 to 7 p.m. on the Volunteers Green in Richmond. Local produce, prepared foods, handmade crafts, baked goods, local meat, spirits, live music and more. A dozen new vendors this season. Music June 1 by reggae band Lyon’s Disciple.

Bread and Butter Farm
Burger Night
June 29: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Family style from-the-land buffet meal, live music, farming inspired activities, interactive tours, eco art projects. $25 adults, $10 children age 1 to 14. 200 Leduc Farm Road. Advance tickets:

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:

United Methodist Church
Collections for July 4 events
June 23-July 1: To prepare for 56th annual Live Auction, White Elephant Sale and Book Sale, the church will be collecting gently used and new items for the next two weeks. Donations of the following are welcome: small kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes and glassware, household items, collectibles, children’s toys, books, DVDs, CDs. No clothing, magazines, VHS tapes, stuffed animals, medical equipment or air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
• Collections begin June 23; Saturday hours June 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, June 24 and July 1, collections will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Weekdays June 25-29, people may drop off items 10 a.m.-noon, and 4-7 p.m.
On the 4th, the annual event will also include a bake sale and a chicken barbeque.
The church is located at 30 Church St. in Shelburne.

Burlington City Arts
• June 23: 5:30 p.m. BCA Live Art Auction. Light fare, drinks. $50. Benefits scholarship program. Proxy bidding available.
• June 29: 6-8 p.m. Opening reception. Nicole Czapinski, “forever, a little ghost.” First artist in new series dedicated to experimentation. Crystal Wagner: Traverse. Site-specific installation, first floor gallery.
• Through July 25: Burlington photojournalist Matthew Thorsen. Free.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday: noon to 8 p.m. Sunday: noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday. 135 Church St. 865-7166.

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
Through July 28. Works by more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Canada are on view 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 Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 9 p.m. at The Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm, Route 100, Waitsfield. Information: and

Laboratory B
Anime Night
June 29: 6-8 p.m. View the latest Anime – animated shows originating from Japan. The group will watch four or more episodes and then chat about the show. Learn about other Anime events in the area. Enter through the side door at 266 Pine St. Information: 777-9012 or

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.

Phoenix Books
• Saturdays at 11a.m. Storytimes in both locations. Also Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Essex. Enjoy timeless tales and new adventures with your little ones. Each week features a new picture book, a classic or a staff favorite read aloud. Free. All ages.
• July 1 to Aug. 31: “Reading Without Walls Bingo,” summer reading program for students going into grades 4 to 8 in fall 2018.
191 Bank St., Burlington and 2 Carmichael St., Essex. Info.:

Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
• 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.

League of Vermont Writers
Writers Meet Agents
Registration deadline July 7 for July 21 daylong program with six literary agents. Presentations, panels, networking, book signings, individual pitch sessions, and more. Information and registration online at $135 for members; $185 for non-members. At Trader Duke’s (previously Doubletree), 1117 Williston Rd.

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
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.
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1 Ethan Allen Homestead. 865-4556

Henry Sheldon
Museum of Vermont History
• June 27: Noon. Master wood carver Gary Starr presents an illustrated talk, “A Life Among Birds: Carved and Flying.” Starr’s works are on display through Nov. 11. He will discuss his calling to carving, his family history with the art and his birding passion. Free with museum admission.
• 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.
One Park Street. Admission: $5 adults; $3 youth (6-18); $4.50 seniors; $12 family. Information: 388-2117 or

Shelburne Museum
• June 23: 4 p.m. Public opening and tour for “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows” exhibition on view through Oct. 21.
• 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.
6000 Shelburne Road; 802-985-3346.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
June 23 and 24: Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. Indigenous perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Drumming, storytelling, craft and cooking demonstrations, Native Arts marketplace, Black Hawk Singers Drum Group, and Jesse Bruchac; Frederick M. Wiseman, “Seven Sisters: Wabanaki Seeds and Food Systems” book signing; traditional storytelling by Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan; music and dance.
4472 Basin Harbor Road, adjacent Basin Harbor Club. Admission fees., Facebook, Twitter.

City Hall Park
Summer Concerts
Noon, through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
• 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,

Burlington Record Fair
June 24: Noon to 4 p.m. Free. All ages. Third annual. 25-plus vendors.
188 Main St. 658-4771,

Castleton University
Summer concert series
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 14: Castleton University presents its 23rd annual Summer Concert Series at the Pavilion featuring notable Vermont and New England bands.

• June 26: Hot Club of Saratoga (Gypsy Swing) July 3: Green Brothers (Latin jazz, funk, reggae)
• July 10: American Longboards (rock n’ roll beach party)
• July 17: Studio Two (Beatles tribute band)
• July 24: Twangbusters (Country classic, honky-tonk)
• July 31: Party Crashers (cover band)
• Aug. 7: Rick and the All-Star Ramblers (Western Swing)
• Aug. 14: Satin & Steel (soul, rhythm and blues)

Shows are free and all ages; rain or shine.
Each date will include a non-perishible food collection for local food shelves. More information online at: or 468-6039.

Bristol Bakery and Café
Blues tonight
June 21: 7 p.m. The Hines-Blues-Burgh Band performs a dinner concert. The band is Jody Albright on vocals, Dennis Wilmott on vocals and guitar, Niel Mauer on keys, Dan Silverman on trombone, Mitch Barron on bass and honorary Hinesburger Jeff Salisbury on drum. Pub fare and wine and beer will be served. Suggested donation: $10. Route 116 in Hinesburg. Online at

Middlebury College
Vermont Philharmonic
June 26: Deadline to purchase $20 adult tickets for the 26th Annual July 2 Fireworks and Pops Concert. On July 2 at 5:30 p.m., open for picnics. 7:30 p.m. concert. Lou Kosma conducting. Guest soloist Marc Dalio, Broadway singer and actor. Bring chairs, blankets, flashlights. Family-friendly. Display of vintage cars. Raffle of picnic baskets painted by local artists. Field behind Mahaney Center for the Arts; rain site Kenyon Arena. $25 adults, $10 youth, under 12 free: 388-2117,

Do Good in Montpelier July 14

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Advance parking passes are on sale now for $20 for the annual Do Good Fest at National Life in Montpelier on July 14. The benefit concert supports Branches of Hope at Central Vermont Medical Center. Concert is free. Parking passes are $25 the day of the event. All ages with food trucks, beer tent, kids activities and a fireworks finale. This year’s artists include singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips with Caitlin Canty, Chad Hollister, Serena Ryder. Information:

Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on
The Green at Shelburne Museum
• 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:

Shelburne Vineyard
Bluegrass and BBQ
June 29: 6-9 p.m. Free summer concert series. Music by Chasing 440. Food by Bluebird BBQ, Fisher Brothers Farm ice cream; wine and Fiddlehead beer. All ages. Outdoors, weather permitting. 6308 Shelburne Road. 985-8222. Information:

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

Green Mountain Bicycle Club
Weekend rides
All riders must wear helmets. Check with ride leaders if weather is questionable. Riders under 18 need a parent-signed waiver. Rides begin 15 min. after the meeting time. Social Rides are more leisurely versions of mapped rides. Email to get on contact list.

• 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 /

Phoenix Books Burlington
• 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.
• June 26: K. Hannah Caterino, M.A., M.Ed. Vermont’s only Certified Conscious Uncoupling Coach discusses Katherine Woodward Thomas’s book, “Conscious Uncoupling,” a guide to transitions out of romantic partnerships.

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.

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 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,

Summer theater: St. Mike’s Playhouse

Photo by Brian MacDonald

Barry DeBois and Elizabeth Nestlerode star in the musical “Once,” the first production in the Saint Michael’s Playhouse 71st summer season of live professional theater. Based on the Academy Award-winning Irish independent film of the same name, “Once” tells the story of a Dublin singer/songwriter and a Czechoslovakian immigrant woman who takes an interest in his haunting love songs. The musical received 11 Tony Award nominations, winning eight including Best Musical. It also took home a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Directed by Chris Blisset. Performances: 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, June 21-23 and 26-30; 2 p.m. Saturdays, June 23 and 30. Tickets:; call 654-2281 or the ticket office at SMC’s McCarthy Arts Center, One Winooski Park, off Route 15, Colchester.

Middlebury College
Mahaney Center for the Arts
• June 28: 8 p.m. “Plevna,” a play by Howard Barker that is a one-person meditation on the aftermath of the Siege of Plevna, a Turkish town taken by the Russians in 1877. Performed by Alex Draper ’88 and directed by Richard Romagnoli. Free.
• June 29: 2 p.m. PTP/NYC: Showings of Works in Progress Double Bill: “Selections from The Possibilities” by Howard Barker, and “The After-Dinner Joke” by Caryl Churchill. “The Possibilities,” directed by Richard Romagnoli, is a quartet from an evening of parables. In “The After-Dinner Joke,” directed by Cheryl Faraone, a young idealist determines to do good and avoid the political. Free.
• June 29: 6 p.m. PTP/NYC: Showings of Works in Progress Brecht on Brecht,
a theatrical collage of writings and songs of Bertolt Brecht. Free. or 443-3168.

Lost Nation Theater
Paint & Sip with Arthur Zorn
June 22: 7:30 p.m. Third annual fun-filled evening led by renaissance man Arthur Zorn. Explore creative painting techniques, enjoy wine and food, all with an artistic focus inspired by LNT’s summer productions of the comedies “Urinetown-the Musical” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” Brushes, paints, canvas provided. For 21+. Fee: $25 advance, $30 day of. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. Tickets: 229-0492,,

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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