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: vtbrewfest.com.
Grand prize $10,000; bonus prize of trip for two to Israel. Tickets: $36. Benefits UVM students. Deadlines and details: chabaduvm.org/raffle.
Greek Orthodox Church
Greek Food Festival
July 29: noon to 5 p.m. Greek dinners and pastries, music, children’s dancing, church tours. Greek Orthodox Church, corner of Ledge Road and South Willard Street. 862-2155.
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 highergroundmusic.com, 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. All ages. Children 12 and under free. Rain or shine. Also, presented by Higher Ground. More information and updates at lcmfestival.com.
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 gofundme.com/37b36-homes-for-refugees. 901 North Ave.
100th Anniversary Celebration
July 29: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ice cream social; fireworks at dusk. 64-page history book, “It’s Worth the Ride to the Wayside,” includes 18 favorite “comfort food” recipes. Barre-Montpelier Road/1873 US Route 2. 223-6611, waysiderestaurant.com.
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. email@example.com.
July 19: 7 p.m. Monthly meeting with a special presentation about green burials. Michelle Acciavatti, an end-of-life specialist based in Montpelier and proponent of green burials. The commission seeks to learn more about the practice and get public input on whether to consider allowing for green burials in town cemeteries. Town offices meeting room.
All Souls Interfaith Gathering
Sundays: July 15, 29; 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: yogarootsvt.com 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: sbpavt.org.
Wine & Story
July 17: Doors 6:45 p.m., storytelling begins at 7:30 p.m. in this Moth-Radio-Hour-style event hosted by Recille Hamrell. Regular and novice storytellers share their tales for enjoyment, not competition. Admission: $5. Wine by the glass, mid-evening raffle.
New England Federal Credit Union
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. nefcu.com; consumer.ftc.gov.
French Heritage Day
July 15: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13th annual. Tourtiere contest (at Market Manager’s tent between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.). Franco music, family genealogy. Mill Museum and Winooski Historical Society Museum open. Farmer’s Market. Winooski Falls Way. downtownwinooski.org, Facebook.
Art on Main
“Turning and Stitching”
Through Aug. 10: The exhibit “Turning and Stitching” features bowls and other wood objects by Toby Fulwiler of Fairfield along with stitched works by Jeri Canfield of Shoreham. 25 Main Street. Information: 453-4032 or artonmain.net.
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. burlingtoncityarts.org
July 15: 3 p.m. talk and reception following with Michelle Bishop curator of “The Fabric of Emancipation” an exhibit on view through Oct. 28. Bishop is founder of Harlem Needle Arts. The exhibition features the work of eight fiber, textile and needle artists: Sara Bunn, Michael Cummings, Ife Felix, L’Merchie Frazier, Laura R. Gadson, Dindga McCannon, Heather Marie Scholl, LaShawnda Crowe Storm. The Rokeby is the former Quaker family farm of abolitionists Rowland T. and Rachel G. Robinson and a safe haven for 19th-century fugitives from slavery.
Guided tours Monday, Tuesday, Friday; Thursday by appointment. rokeby.org.
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.
July 21 through Aug. 12: Jericho Plein Air Festival 2018. Reception July 22.
22 Barber Farm Road. 899-3211, emilegruppegallery.com.
• 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; exhibit looks at art, music, and literature. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery. museum.middlebury.edu/ or 443-5007.
• Just Kids: Photographs from the Nicholas Gift
Through Aug. 12: An extensive collection of photographs of children from around the world by photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Louis Stettner, Danny Lyon, and Leonard Freed. Free. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. museum.middlebury.edu/ or 802-443-5007.
at Town Hall Theater
• Through summer: “Waterfowl Wonders and Amusing Animals” by three self-taught Addison County Vermont Carvers, Chuck Herrmann, Bill Holway, and Gary Starr.
• July 13: 5 to 7 p.m. Opening reception, Janet Fredericks, “Land Marks…The Land We Mark, Marks Us,” on view through Sept. 9. Fredericks looks out an airplane window observing meandering rivers, wetlands, forests, and deserts as she sketches the human interaction with the ever-changing landscape. Her works on paper and canvas are part map, part conversation. More information: 382-9222, townhalltheater.org. 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. villagewineandcoffee.com, 985-8922.
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. Information: valleyartsvt.com/art/green-mountain-watercolor-exhibition and kkindar.com.
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. echovermont.org.
BURLINGTON / ESSEX
• 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.: phoenixbooks.biz.
Webby’s Art Studio
Webby’s Art Studio is in Owl Cottage for the summer. Activities run daily through Aug. 12 with a new activity each week.
•Through July 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; firstname.lastname@example.org, shelburnemuseum.org.
MEETINGS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES
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, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, 122 Bostwick Road.
• July 14: 7 to 10 p.m. Night Circus Goes West! Annual fundraising party for education, live auction. Round Barn. $100. nighcircusgoeswest.eventbrite.com. 985-0925.
• 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. shelburnemuseum.org.
Battery Park Concerts
• July 12: Natalie Prass
• July 19: The DuPont Brothers
• July 26: Low Cut Connie
6:30 p.m. Free. 1 North Ave. pointfm.com.
City Hall Park
Noon, through Aug. 29. Sponsored by Burlington City Arts.
• 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: burlingtoncityarts.org/summerconcerts.
Burlington Concert Band
July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12: 7 p.m. Free. Joseph Lechnyr Band Shell, Battery Park. burlingtonconcertband.org.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
• 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, flynntix.org.
Summer concert series University presents its 23rd annual Summer Concert Series at the Pavilion featuring notable Vermont and New England bands.
• 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. Information: castleton.edu/summerconcerts or 468-6039.
Chamber music concerts
• 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 Melvinkaplan29@gmail.com.
Middlebury College Mead Chapel
Summer Carillon Concert
July 13: 6 p.m. 33rd Summer Carillon Concert Series with musicians from around the world performing from the soaring tower of Mead Chapel. Listen at the chapel and surrounding lawns. Free. Information at go.middlebury.edu/carillon.
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. email@example.com, dogoodfest.com.
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, highergroundmusic.com. Ticketfly: ticketfly.com/venue/12599-ben-and-jerrys-concerts-on-the-green-at-shelburne-museum/
Shelburne Parks and Recreation
23rd Annual Summer Concert Series
• 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 shelburnevt.org/327/Special-Events.
Bluegrass and Barbecue
July 27: 6 p.m. to dusk. DuPont Bros. Free and family friendly. Outdoors if weather permits. Food and wine available; portion of beverage proceeds benefits Vermont Historical Society. 6308 Shelburne Road/Route 7. 985-8222, shelburnevineyard.com, Facebook. dupontbrothersmusic.com.
Green Mountain folk-rock-protest band “David Rosane & The Zookeepers” is on a two-month tour for its new album “Book of Zoo” to benefit 13 Vermont libraries, raising funds and advocating for literacy, community and freedom of speech. All donations support literacy programs, science events for kids, building repair, and eco-friendly materials for the hosting libraries. “Our book-loving band members are teachers and community activists by day and musicians by night,” said vocalist David Rosane of Richford. “We write meaningful songs about the major issues of our times so this project brings all of that together.” Guitarist Don Sinclair added: “When we started planning this project, it was pretty cool to learn that Vermont has the highest number of libraries per capita in the entire country.” Also in the band is Jennifer Grossi on vocals, synthesizer and percussion. The tour began June 30. Stops include Waitsfield on July 26, Vergennes on Aug. 9. Details, dates online at: facebook.com/davidrosaneandthezookeepers.
Friends of the Winooski
River of Light Full Moon Paddle
July 26 (rain date July 27): 7 p.m. Meet at Heineberg Bridge Access, 690 Heineberg Dr. Sunset launch. 2.5 miles to Lake Champlain. winooskiriver.org/river-of-light-moonlight-paddle.php. Video of first event: youtu.be/Jhd60WpJevM.
Green Mountain Bicycle Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get on contact list.
• July 15: Willsboro Wanderer has options of 40 mi. (easy/moderate) and 55 mi. (moderate/strenuous) of hilly terrain on low-traffic roads in New York. Two potential stops for ice cream. Bring money for the ferry and food. Meet at 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. ferry at the Old Champlain Flyer parking lot, Ferry Road, Charlotte.
Leader: Kevin Batson – 825-2618 / email@example.com/. Co-Leader: Phyl Newbeck – 899-2908 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
• July 22: Not Quite Quebec with options for 51 mi. (moderate) or 64 mi. (moderate/strenuous) on low-traffic roads near the Canadian border. The route crosses the Missisquoi River twice and follows the shore of Lake Carmi. Meet at 8:45 a.m. at Tractor Supply Company at Exit 20 off I-89. Leader: Dave Merchant – 825-3808/ email@example.com; Co-Leader: Joyce McCutcheon – 893-1690 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Mountain Club
• 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, email@example.com.
• July 22: Mansfield Forehead Start from Stevensville Road trailhead, head up Butler Lodge trail, then take Wampahoofus and Maple Ridge to the Forehead. Return by Maple Ridge, Rock Garden back to Butler Lodge trail and down. Moderate-difficult hike. Moderate pace; 6.2 mi., 2,600-foot elevation gain. Jill George, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix Books Burlington
• July 24: 7 p.m. Sarah Ward, “Aesop Lake,” young adult novel. Donations accepted for Spectrum Youth and Family Services.
• July 28: 6 to 8 p.m. Nash Patel and Leda Scheintaub, “Dosa Kitchen.” Book signing. Free samples of popular Indian street food.
Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz.
• July 19-22: Flynn Youth Theater Company presents “Cry-Baby, the Musical”
• Aug. 2-5: “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!”
8 p.m. 153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org
St. Michael’s College
St. Michael’s Playhouse
• Through July 14: “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie 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 killer. The longest-running theatrical production in history, this iconic play has been performed continuously in London since its opening Oct. 6, 1952.
• July 18-28: “Chapatti,” Vermont premiere of new Irish play of what happens when Dan and his dog Chapatti meet Betty and her 19 cats. Directed by Kathryn Markey.
Evening performances at 8 p.m. Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets: $36-$45 online at saintmichaelsplayouse.org or call 654-2281 or the ticket office at SMC’s McCarthy Arts Center, One Winooski Park, off Route 15.
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.
‘Yellow Submarine’ turns 50
On July 15 at 2 and 7 p.m., Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater screens the Beatles’ visionary feature film “Yellow Submarine” this year marking its 50th anniversary 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. The film has been restored by hand in digital resolution and the film’s songs and score have been remixed at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios. Tickets: $11, $6 students at the theater box office Mon.-Fri. noon to 5 p.m., online at townhalltheater.org or call 382-9222. 68 South Pleasant St.
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 homeless man, Dwain, 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 shelburneplayers.com website for more details and character descriptions. For more information: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. Auditions at Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road.
Lost Nation Theater
Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”
July 12-29: Directed by Amanda RaFuse of Northern Stage. Viola loves Orsino, who is besotted with Olivia, who falls for Viola in disguise, who is doted on by Malvolio. Enter Viola’s identical twin Sebastian and heartfelt hilarity ensues. Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. lostnationtheater.org.