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

Light Club Lamp Shop
Music and storytelling
July 10: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Mycelium and Friends present Faun Fables from Oakland, Calif.,
with Miku Daza and Will I Am, an eclectic evening of music and storytelling. All ages. $3-5 suggested donation. 12 N. Winooski Ave.
North Avenue Alliance Church
Homes for Refugees Benefit Concert
July 28: 6:30-8 p.m. Music by Audience of One, Lynne Caulfield and Caulfield Family. Intermission with refreshments. Free, donations gratefully accepted. Funds going toward construction of zero net energy VerMod home for an adopted refugee family. More information at 901 North Ave.

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.

All Souls Interfaith Gathering
Outdoor yoga
Sundays: July 1, 15, 29 and Aug. 12, 26. Instructors from Yoga Roots lead outdoor yoga sessions to benefit Audubon Vermont. Sessions will be 8-9 a.m. outside overlooking Lake Champlain. Registration is encouraged so participants may be contacted regarding any changes due to weather, etc. Suggested donation: $10 per class. Information and registration: or 985-0090.

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:

New England Federal Credit Union
Shred Fest
July 14: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For credit card bills; sales receipts not related to warranties, taxes, or insurance; utility bills. By SecurShred. HD Hammer available to destroy hard drives. Free, open to the public (individuals only). 141 Harvest Lane.;

Art on Main
“Turning and Stitching”
July 6: Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., for exhibit “Turning and Stitching,” featuring bowls and other wood objects by Toby Fulwiler of Fairfield along with stitched works by Jeri Canfield of Shoreham. On view through Aug. 10. 25 Main Street. Information: 453-4032 or

Burlington City Arts
Current: 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.
Through October: 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.

Grand Isle Art Works Gallery
Resistance Art Show
July 11: 5-7 p.m. Reception with artists Meta Strick, India Tresselt, and Sarah Rosedahl, for their show “Women Speak: Resistance Art Show,” created in response to the 2016 presidential election, on view through July. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Using mixed media, Strick creates unique dolls, paintings, objects with a feminist message. Fiber artist Tresselt since November 2016 every day stitches a piece with the words “This is not normal” on it, taking many forms. Illustrator Rosedahl creates editorial cartoons working in watercolor and acrylic, often using chickens. She’s published a book, “What the Cluck,” since the election. Information: 734-7448 or 259 U.S. Route 2.

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.
22 Barber Farm Road. 899-3211,

Jackson Gallery
at Town Hall Theater
• Through July 8: American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist.
• Through summer: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals” by three self-taught Addison County Vermont Carvers, Chuck Herrmann, Bill Holway, and Gary Starr.
More information: 382-9222, 68 S. Pleasant St.

Village Wine and Coffee
Through July 30: “Azores to Abiquiu,” new paintings by Lynda Reeves McIntyre are inspired by the ocean, winds and desert in her travels in the Azores and New Mexico. Created on site and while on an artist residency at Moulin a’ Nef in Auvillar, France. Open daily during business hours., 985-8922.

Town Hall Theater
The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”
July 15: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Beatles’ visionary feature film “Yellow Submarine” comes to life at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. The film marks its 50th anniversary this year with a worldwide release of the remastered animated original. This icon of psychedelic pop culture is a colorful musical spectacle and cinematic experience for all ages. Tickets: $11, $6 students at the theater box office Mon.-Fri. noon to 5 p.m., online at or call 382-9222. 68 South Pleasant St.

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. 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.
• Through 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.:

Phoenix Books Essex
Book Launch
July 10: 6 p.m. Join John and Jennifer Churchman to celebrate the release of “Alpaca Lunch,” the fourth book by the authors of the farm-animal-themed series that began with the best-selling title “The SheepOver.” The new story stars Poppy the alpaca and encourages healthy eating and trying new foods. John Churchman is a photographer, artist and farmer; Jennifer Churchman is a multimedia artist and writer. The animals in their books live on their farm in Essex. Free. All ages. 2 Carmichael Street. 872-7111 or

Shelburne Museum
Webby’s Art Studio
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.
• Through July 8: Bug on a Wire. Design beaded wire insects inspired by Jennifer Angus’s installation for the exhibit, “In the Garden.”
• July 9-14: Riding West. Build a horse inspired by the amazing horses from the exhibit, “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows.”
• July 16-22: Make a block-printed tote with Pattern and Print.
6000 Shelburne Road. 985-3346;,

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.

Henry Sheldon
Museum of Vermont History
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
• Through Oct. 21: “Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows” exhibition using paintings, sculpture, film footage, textiles that explore late 19th- and early 20th-century pre-television entertainment that shaped the image and understanding of the American West, Native American culture and the cowboy way of life.
• 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.

City Hall Park
Summer Concerts
Noon, through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
July 6: Birdcode.
July 11: John Dunlop and Laura Markowitz.
July 13: Moose Crossing.
July 18: Marty Morrissey and Robert Resnik; 5:30 p.m. Low Lily.
July 20: Marc Berger.
July 25: Hana Zara.
July 27: Andric Severance Xtet.
At City Hall Park. More information:

Burlington Concert Band
Sunday Concerts
July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12: 7 p.m. Free. Joseph Lechnyr Band Shell, Battery Park.

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
July 8: 8 p.m. Joe Jackson.
July 19: “An Evening with Gillian Welch.”
July 20: 7:15 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. Bruce Hornsby The Noisemakers, with Los Lobos.
July 26: Punch Brothers Tour.
153 Main St. 86-FLYNN,

Chamber music concerts
• July 6: At Fox Horn Farms, Charlotte. Two Mozart piano quartets.
• Aug. 3: House concert at the home of Bill Racolin and Alison Williamson, in Charlotte. Three Mozart flute quartets.
• Aug. 10: At Shelburne Vineyard. Three Mozart quintets.
Seating limited to 35. Tickets: $50 each, $100 for all three performances. For information and tickets, call 425-2209 or email

Middlebury College Mead Chapel
Summer Carillon Concert

Photo Courtesy Middlebury College

July 13: 6 p.m. The Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 33rd season with musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at
Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

July 13: 6 p.m. The Summer Carillon Concert series celebrates its 33rd season with musicians from around the world, performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. The melodic sounds of the carillon bells are a staple of summer life on the Middlebury campus. Free. Learn more at
Mead Chapel and surrounding lawns.

National Life
Do Good Fest
July 14: Benefit concert. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Kids activities begin at 3 p.m. Music at 4 p.m. Ends around 9:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips with Caitlin Canty, Chad Hollister, Serena Ryder. Food trucks, beer tent, nonprofit village, children’s activities, fireworks. Free. Parking $20 per vehicle in advance, $25 day of show. Passes on sale now. Benefits Branches of Hope, Central Vermont Medical Center. National Life Group lawn, 1 National Life Drive.,

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:

Sounds of summertime

Courtesy photo

Rick Norcross and the All-Star Ramblers hit the stage on the lawn at Shelburne Museum’s First Free Friday concert as part of Rick’s 55th anniversary tour. Gates open at 5. Western Swing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. outside the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. CD release party for band member Taryn Noelle’s new record “Taryn Noelle Swings.” Free museum admission. Food truck Backroad BBQ, cold beverages, lawn games; cash bar and whiskey tastings with Silo Distillery. Pre-registration appreciated, but not required at

Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Parks and Recreation
23rd Annual Summer Concert Series
July 11: In the Pocket, a six-piece jazz band playing swing and be-bop classics
July 18: The Welterweights featuring Lowell Thompson and Kelly Ravin, rock-n-roll
July 25: Phil Abair Band, Vermont musicians playing favorites
Aug. 1: Buckshot, a local four-piece band playing rock, blues and country tunes
Free. Donations appreciated to support Recreation Committee special events.
Gates at 5:30 p.m.; concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.
Save the date for Aug. 18 special Shelburne Day concert and fireworks at Vermont Teddy Bear. Bounce house, food trucks, music by the Rhythm Rockets Band; fireworks finale.
More information online at

Shelburne Vineyard
First Thursday Concert
July 5: 6 p.m. to dusk. Whetherman (Nicholas Williams). Free. Family friendly. Outdoors if weather permits. Food by Blue Donkey; beer and wine; portion of beverage proceeds benefits Vermont Historical Society.
6308 Shelburne Road/Route 7. 985-8222.

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.
• July 8: Monkton Ridge Ride. Three options: An easy 23 mi., moderate 38 mi. or moderate 48 mi. all will travel some familiar roads and some less traveled. The short ride will not ascend to Monkton Ridge. Lots of food stops available along the way. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Shelburne Village Shopping Center. Leader: Lou Bresee, 658-0597 / Co-Leader: Holly Creeks, 233-9013 /

Green Mountain Club
Upcoming outings
• July 8: Bird Monitoring in Delta Park, Colchester, to track species and submit data to for citizen science. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Delta Park parking area, end of Windemere Way (past the fishing access); finished around 10 a.m. Easy hike/walk. Leisurely pace. 1 mi. Contact: Julianna Tyson, or (978) 994-0482.
• July 13: Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap. Carpool from Burlington to Appalachian Gap to drop off cars and proceed to Lincoln Gap. Plan for an all-day ridge walk along the Long Trail with the initial ascent up to Mt. Abraham. The trail continues along several 4,000-foot peaks with 360-degree views. Group aims to hike at 8:30 a.m. from Lincoln Gap. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 12.3 miles. 2,100-foot elevation gain. Contact leader Pete Saile, 658-0912.
• July 15: Waterbury Reservoir Paddle. Enjoy a two- to three-hour easy paddle on the Waterbury Reservoir near Waterbury Center. Access the reservoir via the boat launch at the dam, from Little River Road and Rt. 2. Contact trip leader for meet-up time and directions. Enjoyable paddle on flat water with a swimming option. Group limit, eight. Leader: Ted Albers,


Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ on stage

Photo by Brian MacDonald

Jenny Berger, Clare Mahoney and Catherine Doherty star in the St Michael’s Playhouse production of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, opening tonight at the McCarthy Arts Center. This masterpiece mystery centers on a group of strangers stranded at an English countryside manor in a blizzard with one in the group a Audiences for decades have pledged to keep the killer’s identity a secret. The longest-running theatrical production in history, this iconic play has been performed continuously in London since its opening Oct. 6, 1952. “The Mousetrap” is based on a radio play called “Three Blind Mice,” which Agatha Christie originally wrote for Queen Mary’s 80th birthday in 1947. Evening performances at 8 p.m. July 5-7, and July 10-14; matinees July 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $36-$45.; call 654-2281 or the ticket office at SMC’s McCarthy Arts Center, One Winooski Park, off Route 15, Colchester.

Middlebury College
Rakugo Night
July 13: 7:30 p.m. Rakugo is a traditional Japanese art of storytelling, where performers tell humorous, scary, or moving dramatic stories, using vivid facial expressions and body language to convey different characters. At this annual performance, professional Rakugo players perform classic stories accompanied by while a traditional paper cutter. Rakugo club students also perform. The public is welcome at this Language Schools event – basic English subtitles provided as English-speaking is limited. Free. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre.

Shelburne Players
Auditions for “Sleeping Indoors” by Jim Holt
July 25 and 27: 6 to 9 p.m. and July 28, 1 to 4 p.m. In this “dramedy,” literary reviewer Paul and wife Nora invite a homeless man into their home for Christmas dinner. They’re charmed and his journal turns out to be a literary masterpiece. But will he give up his life for comforts, such as sleeping indoors? Director Bryon Schmidt. Performances planned for Oct. 12-20. See website for more details and character descriptions. For more information:,, or Auditions at Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road.

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