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Thousands of people converged “Donald Trump, take a look at the Vermont Statehouse at Montpelier,” Congressman last Saturday for a climate rally Peter Welch (D-Vt.) told the to protest the environmental crowd when it was his turn at policies of President Donald the podium. Clean energy such Trump. Held in solidarity with as solar creates jobs, Welch the climate march that day in said, and Trump’s policies Washington, D.C., the outpourare not only wrong but “plain ing showed that Vermonters stupid.” are not getting tired of demSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) onstrating against the Trump got a rock-star welcome. The administration. crowd surged forward and “I’m protesting so much I’m many held up cellphones to Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking at the rally running out of cardboard,” read take videos when he apone woman’s sign. proached the podium and Hers was one of hundreds hunched over it. of homemade placards that “Our message today is people displayed on the Statehouse steps and lawn. A simple and straightforward,” Sanders said. “We will fight sampling: “It’s not the heat, it’s the stupidity,” “There is no Donald Trump, who thinks climate change is a hoax. We Planet B” and “Frack you, Pruitt” — the latter a reference will fight the head of the EPA, who is trying to dismantle to Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott virtually every environmental regulation that protects our Pruitt. air, our water and our food.” A coalition of activist, faith and environmental orgaRead about the protest and view a slide show of nizations put the event together. Speakers from various Jeb Wallace-Brodeur’s photographs from the scene at groups and some elected officials decried Trump’s policies.

Vermont signed a three-year contract to send up to 400 inmates to Pennsylvania prisons. Different state, same problem.


Opponents of the Burlington Town Center redevelopment asked a court to stop construction from starting. At least the lawyers are busy.


A recent point-intime count found that the number of homeless people in Chittenden County dropped for the third straight year. That’s a positive downward trend.



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A driver narrowly avoided being buried by a rockslide last Friday near the Middlebury-Ripton town line. Charles Desjadon, 29, took a turn along Route 125 and smashed into the rubble, according to cops. Desjadon, who was driving a topless Jeep Wrangler, flipped his rig onto its roof and cut his head. The car was totaled. Desjadon — who had been wearing his seat belt — was treated and released from Porter Hospital. Police shut down the road for four hours while the Agency of Transportation cleared the debris. One piece was the size of a pickup truck bed — 8 feet long by 4 feet wide — according to David Blackmore, a VTrans administrator for the northwest region. Erik Filkorn, a VTrans public outreach coordinator, said the department “actively monitors” some 200 rock ledges precariously perched above roadways around the state. The department also tries to prevent slides by occasionally shutting down roads and removing the dangerous overhangs. “It’s probably not our most popular project, but there are moments when it becomes clear how important it is,” he told Seven Days.


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1. “FBI Continues to Investigate Jane Sanders’ Burlington College Land Deal” by Paul Heintz. The feds have been asking former school officials about a loan that allowed the college to buy land and buildings on North Avenue. 2. “A Divided South Burlington Tries to Unite With Two Separate Events” by Molly Walsh and Mark Davis. Community members continued to grapple with the fallout from death threats that targeted South Burlington High School students and staff. 3. “Verexit? Secession Movement Gains Steam After Trump Election” by Kevin J. Kelley. About 21 percent of Vermonters want the 14th state to become its own nation — a jump from 12 percent in 2007. 4. “Vermont House to Vote Next Week on Marijuana Legalization” by Terri Hallenbeck. A long-stalled push to legalize pot was expected to make its way to the House floor for a vote. 5. “South Burlington Death Threat Suspect Released Pending Trial” by Mark Davis. Josiah Leach, 18, must live with his mother and adhere to certain conditions as his case proceeds.



Here’s a throwback to a different era: Vermont State Police collared two freight train stowaways in Swanton when a rail company employee found the men atop a train car. Police cited Matthew Gillespy of the Bronx, N.Y., and Joshua Vides of Santa Ana, Calif. — both 29 — for trespassing after the Friday morning incident. The two told cops they’d hitched a ride in Brattleboro and intended to get off in St. Albans. Instead, they slept through their stop and got a rude awakening when the freight train stopped

near Route 78 and the Louie’s Landing fishing access. The duo could not be reached for comment, but a page on — an Airbnb-type site for free couch accommodations — in Gillespy’s name appears to explain his worldview. “I am a free spirited person that loves to travel the states in search of the next great adventure,” his profile says. “I started my adventure hitchhiking, then met some great people and have been riding freight trains ever since.” Keep loving life, my man.





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I read with interest “WTF: Why Does a Sign in Richmond Tell Passersby to ‘Understand Slavery’?” [April 26]. However, I wish people would stop saying that Vermont outlawed slavery in 1777. No such thing happened — the Vermont Constitution outlawed adult slavery only. Young men could be enslaved until age 21; young women until age 18. At a time when African American life expectancy was about the mid-thirties, people of color could be enslaved for most of their lives. Many were never freed at their age of majority but were sold to slave states. The “owners” then forced new youngsters to work for them.  Some were simply never freed and stayed enslaved for life in Vermont. The age of majority was later changed to 21 for both genders. That is still in our Vermont Constitution today!  Elise A. Guyette



[Re Off Message: “Vermont Senate Rebuffs Attempt to Raise Smoking Age,” April 25]: On March 26, 2015, the Huffington Post reported that “Cigarettes used to be everywhere in American society. Fifty years ago, 42.4 percent of U.S. adults smoked. Since then, that figure has declined by more than half, reaching a record low 17.8 percent in 2014 ... The Surgeon General’s


Office estimates that almost nine out of 10 smokers began smoking before age 18, while virtually every smoker — a full 99 percent — started by age 26. Accordingly, a lot of effort has been directed at discouraging young people from picking up that first cigarette.” Raising the legal age for cigarette purchases to 21 is a positive step in safeguarding the health of the next generation and lowering the crippling costs to our health system of the subsequent diseases associated with smoking cigarettes. Age 25 would be even better. The Vermont legislature — both houses — should have the health and welfare of all citizens of Vermont as an underlying principle in their work. Glennis Drew



[Re “Vermont Fantasy Novel Sparks a Tale of Fascism and Internet Fury,” April 26]: The interview with author Laurie Forest begins with the statement that Goodreads is a democratic forum and goes on to describe readers who have condemned the book without ever having read it. It is remarkable to me that the article does not comment further on what has been, with this book and others, a “fury” of cyberbullying. Dissent and civil discourse are healthy, but what has happened on Goodreads has been vicious, bereft of critical thinking, including ad hominem attacks on the author and threats to those who dare to disagree.


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I read Seven Days regularly and have followed your coverage of the opiate epidemic. Your most recent article [“Do No Harm: New Rules Discourage Overprescribing Opiates,” April 26] has compelled me to share another side to this issue. As someone with often-severe chronic pain, I have been denied medications that would allow me to live a more functional life, contribute to the community and keep me out of the emergency room, where I take resources from lifethreatening emergencies. Many of us in chronic pain have experienced the frustration of being treated as “drug seekers” when we are just trying to manage a very difficult life. I know how serious the addiction epidemic is; I have a close friend struggling with opiate addiction. Overprescribing absolutely needs to be addressed. However, the pendulum has swung too far in the medical community insofar as it is negatively impacting chronic pain sufferers. What we need is a balanced approach, not a blind lockdown on these drugs when, for some, they are part of a multifaceted chronic pain treatment plan. It may not make gripping headlines, but there are people who use these drugs responsibly and have a better quality of life. Until there are further developments in chronic pain management, the reality is that these drugs are necessary for some people, and it is poor medicine to deny them to us.

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Top Pick Guitarist Joan Crane knows her instrument. Since releasing her first album, Dirt Pusher’s Blues, in 1976, the fingerstyle songstress has been picking away at ragtime blues and country tunes from the 1920s and ’30s. The six-string virtuoso performs at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh alongside upright bass player Steve Feinbloom. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 55



Party On Local yukster Hillary Boone brings on the laughs as emcee of this year’s LGBTQA Community Celebration at ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. Area organizations and individuals get a pat on the back for their contributions to the community at this Pride Center of Vermont bash boasting a live auction and mouthwatering eats from top Vermont chefs. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 55


Save the Last Dance Describing Johnson State College Dance Club’s endof-semester recital Danceland in a promotional video, member Nickey Dumaine raves, “It is our Super Bowl of Johnson State College.” Movers and shakers of all levels get into the groove for this popular campus showcase, staging self-choreographed numbers set to lively music. Student-designed lighting illuminates each moving performance. SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 56

TALE AS OLD AS TIME Euripides’ lyrical poem The Women of Troy may be ancient, but its themes endure the test of time.

Middlebury College’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents this tale of female inhabitants of a war-torn city who wait to be shipped abroad. Student actors portray Hecuba, Andromache and Cassandra in this classical tragedy that bridges the gap between “us” and “them.” SEE CALENDAR LISTING ON PAGE 53


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he 2017 legislative session has featured a distinctive pair of bookends — a matched set of budget proposals that required extremely quick action by a legislature not known for speed. In January, Gov. PHIL SCOTT proposed forcing school boards to level-fund their budgets and move the savings into his general fund priorities. That plan was pretty much doomed from the get-go, both inside and outside the building. And now we have the other bookend: Scott’s newly released plan for statewide negotiation of teacher health care benefits. This idea may not survive the last-minute rush, but it’s proving to be a political winner thanks to a very simple pitch: to save taxpayers $26 million without harming teachers. Around the Statehouse, just say “the $26 million thing” and everyone knows what you’re talking about. Never mind that the Scott plan promises up to $26 million, and there’s no guarantee that any of the savings, whatever the amount, will end up in taxpayers’ pockets. In fact, 1:02 PM Scott’s plan offers a laundry list of possible uses for the money: investing in early childcare and learning, boosting the state college system, fighting opioid addiction, or possibly, maybe, cutting property taxes. Eh, no matter. The only thing anyone can hear is “save $26 million.” Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have resisted the plan, largely on procedural grounds: It’s too late in the session; there’s not enough time; there are too many unknowns. Their points may be perfectly valid, but process arguments are obscure by nature. They can’t hold a candle to “save $26 million” in the marketplace of ideas. Even if Scott loses the policy battle, he’ll win the political war. Herein lies one of the fundamental dualities of the Scott administration so far. Politically, Scott has been the dominant force of the session. He’s kept his messaging simple. He has largely forced legislative Democrats to play on his home turf; they’ve never seriously challenged him on taxes or spending. “I was surprised that the legislature fell into line as far as taxes and fees,” says Sen. KEVIN MULLIN (R-Rutland). Rep. COREY PARENT (R-St. Albans) cites the example of a bill proposed by the House Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Committee that included $31 million in tax and fee hikes to help pay for water-quality improvements.

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Parent recalls asking Rep. SAM YOUNG (D-Glover), vice chair of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, “‘Hey, what’s going on with this?’ “And he said, ‘It’s dead,’” Parent recounted. “I said, ‘What do you mean?’” Young recalls his response to that question thusly: “Why would I stick my neck out just to have the governor chop off my head?” Without even trying, Scott killed a bill with broad appeal to the Democrats’ environmental base. But on policy? The governor’s record is mixed at best. He didn’t get his way on level-funded school budgets. He is likely to lose out on most or all of his plans for new spending. The legislature turned down most of his government reorganization ideas.



It’s enough to make you wonder: Could he have gotten more done? He won the election handily, and his political stock appears to have risen since then. Why not more results? One version of the answer: He didn’t necessarily want or need them. “I think the governor had intended that the fewer bills that pass, the better,” says House Minority Leader DON TURNER (R-Milton). “Take a breather and let some of the stuff that’s been passed in the last six years play out.” Which is fine and all, and it was definitely half of Scott’s campaign message: Let’s pause for a while, stop being first on everything and just try to better manage what we’ve got. But then we had candidate Scott who depicted a crisis-ridden Vermont facing a bleak future — a Vermont in need of a thorough shake-up. The adjective “bold” was endlessly brandished. That half of the Scott agenda failed to take hold. Why? There are rumblings in the building, loud and persistent, that communication with the legislature has often been lacking — and, more specifically, that Scott’s legislative messengers have been largely

AWOL. The two main go-betweens are chief legislative liaison KENDAL SMITH and secretary of civil and military affairs BRITTNEY WILSON. Regarding Scott’s legislative team, Sen. ANN CUMMINGS (D-Washington), chair of the Senate Finance Committee, says, “I haven’t really met any of them. In past years, the governor’s legislative liaisons were in the building a lot. Not true this year.” Rep. DAVID SHARPE (D-Bristol), chair of the House Education Committee, says the trouble began early. “I believe we have to do more with career and vocational education,” he says. “Early on in the session, I asked for a meeting with the governor. I thought that we had some common ground [on vocational education]. I walked into the ceremonial office and said, ‘I’d love to have a meeting with the governor.’ “It took two days for someone to get back to me,” he continues. “Finally Kendal got back to me and said, ‘We have a meeting set up.’ So I go over there, and the person I met with was Kendal. The governor wasn’t there.” Meeting with Smith is fine, but Sharpe had asked for the governor. And it shouldn’t take two days for a key lawmaker to get a meeting with the person whose full-time job is communicating with lawmakers. Nor should it be tough for an influential committee chair to get a few minutes with a governor who professes an open-door policy. This could be dismissed as mere partisan sniping, but Sharpe insists that’s not the case. “My first couple of terms in the legislature, I served under the Douglas administration,” he says of Republican JIM DOUGLAS, “and there was a lot more communication between the legislature and the governor’s staff. I saw them in the cafeteria and in the building all the time.” Republican comments on the subject are more oblique but veer in the same direction. “I haven’t had any frustration working with the administration,” says Mullin. “But it did seem like it was more my having to reach out to them than the other way around.” Many Republicans insist there’s no problem with legislative relations — but they are quick to offer excuses for this, ahem, nonexistent problem. “[The governor] has several new people in key roles,” says Turner. “I



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MAZZA (D-Grand Isle). Although he’s a Democrat, he is one of Scott’s closest allies and most ardent supporters. Mazza won’t cast any aspersions, but he drops some unmistakable hints. Scott’s fifth-floor team, he says, has “got to hit the ground running in the next session with the ability to communicate with legislators, because that’s what it’s about: relationships that you build. “I hope after the session to sit down with the governor and have a discussion,” he continues, “and voice the concerns that I’ve heard around the legislature. I’ll just voice my concerns, and others will as well, but the buck stops with him. “Let me tell ya, knowing him, he’s kept notes,” Mazza concludes. “He knows exactly what he wants to do. I’ll bet you before next session, not that he’ll have a whole new staff, but I’m sure he’ll have a meeting with everyone and tell them his expectations.” For the ever-circumspect Mazza, that’s tantamount to shouting “Fire!” All that being said, this is no threat to Scott’s political standing. It may have cost him a few victories, but his core appeal remains intact. He’s seen as a nonthreatening, competent manager — offering Vermonters a “breather” from activist government and putting up a roadblock against new-tax ideas. That spells success for a lot of Vermonters. For any Democrats thinking about challenging Scott in 2018, this legislative session has offered nothing but cold comfort. Scott can claim victory on his core mission. And, so far, the legislature has failed to advance bills on signature issues such as marijuana legalization or the $15 minimum wage that might have sparked energy on the left without directly affecting the state’s budget. Process failures and fifth-floor inadequacy notwithstanding, Scott is the big winner of the 2017 session. At this moment, it’s hard to imagine any credible Democrat or Progressive challenging him next year. !



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think there’s a learning curve there. It’s getting your feet wet. It’s knowing the players — who you can talk to and who you can’t.” Of course, the best way to get your feet wet is to jump into the pool. By most accounts, the legislative team has rarely left the locker room. Many of the governor’s fifth-floor staffers, including Smith, Wilson, and spokespeople REBECCA KELLEY and ETHAN LATOUR, are in their twenties or thirties. Chief of staff JASON GIBBS was a wizened 40 when he took office. Some Republicans cite the youth of the fifthfloor staff as an explanation. “The team is young and new, and they don’t know anything,” says Sen. CAROLYN BRANAGAN (R-Franklin). “They were campaigners for him. They’re good people, but they’re young and they have a lot to learn.” So why did the governor assemble a largely untested inner circle? He could have sprinkled a little more gray hair into the mix. Sen. JOE BENNING (R-Caledonia) offers a creative take on the lack of communication: the “totally new approach” by Team Scott as opposed to the MO of Scott’s predecessor, Democrat PETER SHUMLIN. “I was used to either Shumlin or his hirelings being involved in virtually every committee,” Benning says. “Here ... not only is the governor backing off, but you don’t get the sense that everybody on his staff is breathing down your neck.” Good try at turning lemons into lemonade, but the underlying truth remains: Scott’s legislative team is notable mainly by its absence. And when its members are representing a governor with plenty of political muscle, one has to think they’d have no trouble getting a hearing. Seven Days put the communication question to the administration, and Kelley replied with a written statement. “As Vermonters have seen throughout his entire career, Governor Scott has always had an open door policy, as does his Administration,” she wrote. The administration will continue to work with legislators on priorities such as economic growth, she added. The last word on this subject goes to the panjandrum of the senate, DICK



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on Leavitt was driving from a master gardener class to his Naples, Fla., home three months ago when he received a surprising call from his wife. “She said, ‘The FBI is here to talk to you about Burlington College,’” he recalled. “‘When are you going to be home?’” The semiretired orthopedic surgeon had moved from Vermont to Florida five years earlier, but his association with the shuttered liberal arts college — and the wife of a United States senator who served as its president — had followed him to the Sunshine State. When he returned home to his gated community later that afternoon, Leavitt found two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents waiting for him with plenty of questions about a $30,000 donation he had made to the school. “It was a little strange,” he said of the unexpected visit. Leavitt is one of five people formerly associated with Burlington

College who have confirmed to Seven Days that they were contacted, interviewed and, in some cases, subpoenaed by federal authorities over the past 15 months. While much about the inquiry remains shrouded in mystery, documents and interviews suggest that it is a serious criminal investigation focused on a $6.5 million bank loan application the college made in 2010 to pay for a $10 million lakeside campus. The woman who signed that application? Former Burlington College president Jane O’Meara Sanders, the wife of 2016 presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The investigation appears to stem from a January 2016 complaint filed by Vermont Republican Party vice chair Brady Toensing on behalf of Catholic parishioner Wendy Wilton, a conservative activist and Rutland City treasurer. Toensing alleged that O’Meara Sanders

committed federal loan fraud by inflating the number of fundraising commitments she had secured to buy the 32-acre North Avenue campus from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. When those donations failed to materialize, the college defaulted on its loans — costing the church, which financed a portion of the sale, between $1.6 million and $2 million. Neither the FBI nor the U.S. attorney for the District of Vermont would comment on the matter. But according to Carol Moore, who served as the college’s final president until it closed last May, an FBI agent who contacted her “three or four weeks ago” called it “an ongoing investigation.” Moore said the focus of the feds’ questions was clear: “Was there any collusion between Jane Sanders and the bank?” Moore said, quoting the FBI agent. “Did she falsify records in order to get the loan from the bank?”

O’Meara Sanders and her husband’s Senate staff have largely ignored questions from the press about her tenure at Burlington College, which began in 2004 and ended with her ouster in 2011. But in an unusual statement issued Monday through the digital services firm Revolution Messaging, former Sanders presidential campaign manager Jeff Weaver noted that Republican operatives were behind the request for an investigation. “Jane has not been contacted by the FBI or any other authority and only knows as much as news reports indicate,” Weaver said in the statement, which noted that he was “speaking for the Sanders family.” The investigation appears to be serious enough that authorities have issued federal grand jury subpoenas to procure documents. Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency executive director Robert Giroux, whose


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The Doctor Is Out: Lawmakers Seek ‘Lifeline’ for Independent Physicians B Y ALI CI A FR EESE

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t was hard to roam the Statehouse last week without encountering hospital lobbyists and insurance executives huddled together in the hallways. The subject of at least some of their scrums: how to appease increasingly impatient senators seeking to level the playing field between independent doctors and large medical institutions. “We’re trying to preserve independent practices in Vermont, and part of the reason they’re hurting so badly is the wide disparity in reimbursement rates,” said Sen. Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden), referring to the price tags for medical procedures. The problem, as he sees it, is a Byzantine billing system that results in commercial insurers paying independent doctors dramatically less than their hospital-employed peers. Legislators have been pushing to close that pay gap for nearly four years, but progress, in the words of Senate Finance Committee chair Ann Cummings (D-Washington), has been “slower than molasses in February.” In 2015, the legislature ordered Vermont’s two commercial insurers — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care — to come up with a more equitable billing method. It asked the Green Mountain Care Board, which regulates Vermont’s health care system, to oversee the process. Two years later, not much has changed. Summoned to the Senate Finance Committee on April 20 to explain the delay, GMCB executive director Susan Barrett told the panel, “It’s not a simple task.” Cummings responded with exasperation. “We know it’s complicated,” she said. “We know you’ve got a lot to do. But we’re losing the independent practices, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. It’s like an endangered species.” Her committee is trying yet again. Sirotkin hopes to pass legislation during the final days of the session that would require stakeholders to come up with a plan to reduce payment disparities. But it faces pushback. “We feel like we haven’t made much progress, so we have to be more directive,” Sirotkin said. “More and more independent practices are either closing up or being sold.”

That’s been the case in Vermont and around the country for years. In 2013, 37 percent of providers nationwide were independent — down from 57 percent in 2000, according to a study by the consulting firm Accenture. No one seems to know how many independent doctors remain in Vermont. Amy Cooper, executive director of HealthFirst, which advocates on behalf of the state’s physician-owned practices, estimates there are roughly 300. HealthFirst represents 140 of them, she said, but the organization lost 20 members during the last year and a half as doctors either sold their practices or shuttered them. “It’s been feeling like a hemorrhaging of independent physicians,” said Cooper, who largely blames “extreme differentials in payment rates.” In her view, this disparity is the product of unequal bargaining power. “Independent practices basically have to take the prices [from insurers],” she

said. “Hospitals, on the other hand, have a lot of leverage.” Insurers pay the University of Vermont Medical Center an average of 220 percent more for the same primary care services and 275 percent more for specialty services, according to Cooper. Her figures are based on reports from patients because insurers won’t disclose their rates. She gave an example: An independent dermatologist gets $109 for a skin biopsy, compared to $349 for a skin doc affiliated with UVM Medical Center. Hospitals don’t accept Cooper’s numbers. Concerned about cherry-picked examples, they’ve urged the GMCB to conduct its own review. But the quirks of the current pricing system are hard to ignore when a hospital acquires an independent practice and reimbursement rates immediately skyrocket. For patients, that can mean higher out-of-pocket expenses and, eventually, higher premiums.

According to the GMCB, hospitals absorbed 12 independent practices from 2015 through the end of 2016. Both Blue Cross and MVP, each of which has their own billing policies, say they’re prepared to stop reimbursing hospital-affiliated practices at a higher rate — in the future. The Senate Finance Committee’s legislation requires this change. But boosting pay for independent doctors to match that of hospitals is a much greater challenge, in part because lawmakers want insurers to do so without increasing patients’ premiums. “If you just increase [reimbursements to] everyone, that increases medical costs,” Kelly Lange, director of health care reform for Blue Cross, told lawmakers. If the insurer can’t charge higher premiums, Lange continued, hospitals would have to accept lower payments. That’s a hard sell. The issue came up last Thursday at a GMCB meeting at the board’s headquarters, just up the street from the Statehouse. “We would have to dramatically increase reimbursements in other places,” Dr. John Brumsted, the UVM Medical Center CEO, told the board. He argued that his institution relies on higher reimbursement rates to subsidize its academic program, trauma center and all the specialized services it provides. “If you don’t do that internal cost shifting … you end up not being able to fund the academic medical center,” he said. Regulators are approaching the subject with caution. Robin Lunge, who serves on the GMCB, said she wants to address this billing issue “without undermining payment and delivery system reform.” For years, Vermont has been considering a far greater overhaul of its health care system: adoption of an all-payer health care model, in which providers would be compensated based on patients’ health outcomes, not the number of procedures performed. Some health care players question the need to address the billing disparity when the state is considering doing away with the existing fee-for-service model entirely. “I will disagree strongly that the way to do that is through a simplistic approach that is taking a small piece of the system … and bring[ing] equity to that

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and not look[ing] at the total system,â€? more efficiently. The CEO objects to any Brumsted told the board. suggestion that the medical center may Hamilton Davis, a former lawmaker be squeezing out smaller practices. and a journalist who writes about health “I really take it personally when care policy, said the senators’ efforts are people blame the academic medical “marginal to the whole [health care center ‌ for the inhospitable environreform] debate.â€? He suggests their time ment for independent physicians,â€? he would be better spent preparing for told the GMCB. “There’s nothing in all-payer. what we do that is trying to drive those Senate President Pro Tempore Tim folks out of business.â€? Ashe (D/P-Chittenden), who has sided Barrett, the GMCB executive direcwith the independent docs for years, tor, told lawmakers that it’s hard to parse argues that there’s no guarantee the the impact of the dwindling number of state will in fact transition to an all- independent practices. “Consolidation payer model, which requires can lead to greater efficienfederal cooperation. cies, but it can also lead to “Why tolerate such inhigher prices,â€? she said. equity in the meantime?â€? Cooper makes the case asked Ashe, who preceded that independent doctors, in Cummings as Senate Finance addition to providing compechair. “For reasons I can’t tition, “offer a different kind understand ‌ regulators and of medical practice that’s policy leaders have avoided more flexible, more innovagetting some first downs betive and more responsive to cause they’re always going for patients’ needs.â€? a touchdown on the first play Dr. Hannah Rabin runs a of the game.â€? SEN. ANN family practice in Richmond CUMMING S Ashe’s analogy assumes evin a brick house that she and eryone is aiming for the same her two partners renovated goal line. But lurking in the background themselves. of this debate is a more existential ques“We get to make our own decisions,â€? tion about whether independent doc- Rabin told lawmakers. “We’re trying tors are a species worth saving. new things. We’re agile and kind of At one point during the Senate nimble because we’re small.â€? Finance meeting two weeks ago, For instance, she said, they’ll call Sirotkin asked Michael Del Trecco, vice patients with chronic conditions president of finance for the Vermont who’ve failed to make follow-up apAssociation of Hospitals and Health pointments, and they’ve started meetSystems, “Does the hospital association ing with patients for longer blocks of support the continued existence of in- time. The disadvantage? “It’s really dependent practices?â€? hard to recruit new physicians to Del Trecco responded haltingly, sug- join us because we make less money,â€? gesting ambivalence: “We haven’t taken Rabin noted. a firm position on that, but we wouldn’t It’s not clear whether lawmakers will say no to that. Of course not.â€? have any more success with their latest Davis is unabashed about his posi- attempt to change payment practices. tion. “Ashe is selling this idea that you’re Senators say they’re committed to gonna kill independent doctors and that continuing to try. “We can’t afford to independent doctors are critical to the lose any more of them,â€? Cummings said. system,â€? he said. Davis contends that a “We’re trying to find a lifeline to throw single coordinated system can provide out there.â€? ! better, cheaper care than “atomizedâ€? independent practices. Disclosures: Tim Ashe is the domestic According to Brumsted, UVM partner of Seven Days publisher and Medical Center is already able to do that. coeditor Paula Routly. Hamilton Davis is Although the hospital charges more the husband of Seven Days assistant editor for certain services, Brumsted claims Candace Page. Find our conflict-of-interest that its total cost of care per patient is policy here: actually among the lowest in the state because the large institution operates Contact:



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arbage-strewn beaches have always moved Rachael Miller. As a child, she doggedly picked up trash along the New Jersey shore, where her grandparents had a summer place, and would become outraged if she saw marine debris while sailing. When she was 16 and vacationing in Bermuda, her grandparents had to restrain her from berating a boat captain whose crew members tossed trash bags into the sea. Pollution, according to her husband, James Lyne, is “about the only thing that really pisses her off.” Specifically, Miller’s new enemy is microfibers — cloth threads smaller in diameter than a human hair. Clothes shed these filaments in the washing machine. Too tiny to be filtered by wastewater treatment systems, they wind up in our rivers, streams and oceans. “We’re all ingesting microfibers every single day — in our food, off our clothing; we’re breathing it in,” Lyne said. “If you wear and wash your clothes, like it or not, you’re part of the problem,” Miller said. Scientists aren’t in agreement about the magnitude of the threat, but Miller calls microfiber pollution “the biggest challenge facing our oceans.” Rather than wait for the waste to wash up on shore, Miller wants to keep it from leaving the laundry room. She’s invented what she calls the Cora Ball — a loofah-like contraption that collects microfibers from the water swirling inside the washing machine, not unlike the way a dryer screen catches lint. Along with Lyne and technical designer Brooke Winslow, Miller has spent the last year developing prototypes of the product in her Granville home workshop. According to Miller, the Cora Ball — which is the size of a large grapefruit and mimics coral by filtering particles — is the first of its kind in the world. To finance the next phase of the project — large-scale production — Miller launched a Kickstarter campaign and met her $10,000 goal in just three hours. By the time the fundraising ended last Tuesday, Miller and her team had raised more than $353,000 from 8,653 backers. Come July, Miller plans to sell the Cora Ball for about $20. The proceeds will funnel back into her nonprofit,

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the Rozalia Project, which works to clean and protect the ocean through education, research and innovation. The small-scale organization typically runs on an annual budget of about $130,000 — a third of what it just raised online. Her investment success could explain Miller’s enthusiasm and good humor —  she laughs a lot. But energized appears to be her natural state, and when she gets talking about microfibers, the curly-haired 46-yearold is intense, seemingly motivated by the magnitude of the problem she hopes to solve. Miller is out front in the hunt for “practical solutions,” observed Mark Naud, the executive director of the Community Sailing Center who also serves on the Rozalia Project’s board. Equally amazing, he noted, is the fact that she’s making it happen here in Vermont: “Her goal of doing the R&D, injection molding, distribution all

within, say, 60 miles of Granville Gulch — it’s an amazing story.” Miller grew up inland — in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — but immersed herself in all things aquatic from an early age. Boat rides on Saratoga Lake were the best way to get her to sleep as an infant, Miller’s parents told her. She swam and sailed competitively in college and earned her degree in anthropology with a focus on underwater archaeology from Brown University. In 1996, she tried — and failed — to make the Olympic sailing team. Her future husband had better luck. Lyne, 46, competed for his native Britain in the America’s Cup and at the Olympics for the U.S. He now works part-time with the Rozalia Project but is frequently abroad working as a professional sailing coach. In 1997, the couple moved to Vermont, where Miller spent more than a decade earning her living on Lake Champlain. She was the first director of

the Community Sailing Center, a job she held for six years. In 2004, she started Stormboarding, a company that offered kitesurfing, paddleboarding and windsurfing. Later, she ran shipwreck tours. In 2009, Miller and Lyne were vacationing on Matinicus Island in Maine when they came upon a remote beach blanketed in six inches of washed-up trash. Miller expressed her dismay and was picking up plastic fragments when Lyne challenged her. “Why don’t you do something about it?” he recalled asking her. Later that year, the couple founded their nonprofit and got to work. “All roads led me to Rozalia Project,” Miller said. “This is why I really exist. All that was just warm-up.” During the warmer months, Rozalia’s three-person team and five volunteer crew members run a research boat, American Promise, off the Gulf of Maine.



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The group does research, environmen- Sea Education Association, sounds tal education and data collection. In more concerned about the plastics 2015, its members plucked some 130,000 problem. The reality, she said, is that pieces of marine debris from the state’s “we’re adding this man-made material to the environment, and we’re probably far-flung coasts and islands. Closer to home, the organization adding it in increasing amounts every hired 41 Vermonters to help clear year.” Synthetic fibers don’t decompose, wreckage and debris in the wake of and they’re turning up in the guts of Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. plankton, at the bottom of the food A study published that same year is chain. what directed Miller’s attention to the That the science is still emerging growing problem of microfibers. British shouldn’t minimize the value of Miller’s scientist Mark Browne sampled sedi- innovation, Law said: “We don’t need to ment from 18 beaches on six continents wait to find out what the consequences and found that the microplastics in the are before we act.” oceans were no longer just worn-down In 2015, Miller and her team got plastics and microbeads, beauty-prod- cracking. Lyne came up with differuct additives that are now banned in ent designs, scribbling ideas on paper Vermont. and passing them off to 24-year-old Instead, Browne found Winslow, who entered a high prevalence of them into a computer propolyester and synthetic gram. The team grew acmicrofibers near wastewacustomed to the constant ter treatment plants. He drone of the 3D printer, hypothesized that clothing which cranked out myriad was to blame. Sure enough, models with different-size he washed a polyester “cilia.” Then it was off to fleece and trapped more the “lab” — Miller’s basethan 1,900 microfibers in ment. The team ran loads the machine. of laundry, again and again, Browne’s assertion is measuring the quantity of that the plastic filaments microfibers their invention constitute 85 percent of managed to trap. RACHAEL MIL L ER shoreline waste. The latest model Inspired to follow up catches up to 35 percent on his findings, the Rozalia team last of the fibers, Miller said. “Nothing will summer hiked, rafted and boated the catch everything,” she added. “This is Hudson River from its Adirondack going to be a problem that gets solved headwaters down to its New York City by lots of little efforts adding up.” terminus, where the waterway empMore immediately, Miller is lookties into the Atlantic Ocean. During ing for local vendors to manufacture the 300-mile journey, the crew stopped the Cora Ball. Progressive Plastics in every three miles and tested the water Williamstown is making the rings. She for microfibers. The resulting scientific expects it’ll take five to 10 workers to paper is currently being peer-reviewed, assemble the balls. Miller said. Sales strategy? Miller is hoping In the meantime, there’s no consen- sporting-goods stores will carry the sus on where microfibers should rank product. As an athlete, she feels paron the list of environmental hazards. tially responsible for the microfiber Chris Reddy, a senior scientist in the problem because she wears synthetic Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute clothing when she skis, swims and sails. in Cape Cod, said they’re a cause for She suspects fellow outdoorspeople will concern, but the science is too new to also want to do their part. make grand pronouncements. “We have “It’s unrealistic to put everyone in to be skeptical when people overstate Vermont in a moose hide,” she said with things and say things like, ‘Oceans are a laugh. going to die because of plastics.’ I’m The landlocked inventor is already like, ‘Really?’” the marine pollution re- hard at work on her next ocean-researcher said. storing idea. During a visit last month, Nevertheless, he finds Miller’s in- Winslow showed a reporter her design vention encouraging. “The idea that an for a lobster trap buoy that doesn’t disindividual person can throw something integrate like the traditional Styrofoam in the washing machine and make an models. impact is incredibly appealing,” he said. Said Miller: “We were like, ‘We can “I hope it works.” do better than that.’” ! Kara Lavender Law, a research professor of oceanography at Woods Hole’s Contact:















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according to Holm. Burlington College reached out to the campaign “on at least three occasions,” she said. “Carina was very quick to want to be knowing if anything came up,” Holm said. “People were making inquiries, so we did make the campaign managers of the [presidential] campaign aware of that, and we kept Carina apprised at the time, but we did not go into any detail.” Driscoll declined to comment. The senator’s critics and opponents have taken note over the years of his wife’s rocky tenure at Burlington College.









“The understanding at the time was that it was a cash gift, and we proceeded until we understood it was a bequest,” Plunkett told the station. Accompanying the loan application was a spreadsheet listing confirmed contributions, the dates they were expected and the initials of the donors. Leavitt, the Naples surgeon, was among those whose initials were included in the document. His late wife, Mary Haas, had been on Burlington College’s board of trustees for several years before her 2009 death. Leavitt succeeded her and served until he left Vermont in 2012. But as VTDigger first noted in a September 2015 story, the spreadsheet indicated that Leavitt had pledged to make two $30,000 contributions — even though the former trustee later recalled promising just one such donation. “I don’t remember doing that,” he reiterated to Seven Days this week, referring to the supposed second pledge. According to Leavitt, the FBI agents who visited his home earlier this year were focused on what he had promised Burlington College and when he had promised it. “I didn’t exactly understand what their goal was,” he said. The Sanders family was concerned enough about the investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign that O’Meara Sanders’ daughter, Carina Driscoll, asked that the school notify her of any press inquiries it received,

In September 2014, Skip Vallee — a Shelburne gasoline distributor, former ambassador and conservative provocateur — bought $10,000 worth of television advertisements accusing the senator of hypocrisy because he benefited from a $200,000 “golden parachute” when his wife left the school. An opposition research file compiled by 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton and obtained by WikiLeaks includes five pages of news stories about O’Meara Sanders’ time at Burlington College. Toensing himself sought to tie the senator to the controversy in his initial complaint, alleging that O’Meara Sanders’ “special political status not only helped enable these apparent offenses, but also ensures her protection from any sort of state scrutiny or enforcement.” The Republican lawyer wrote that the couple had “built political careers pontificating against corporate corruption and claiming to want to help the needy” but had harmed the diocese and the “vulnerable Vermonters” they serve. Though the family’s response Monday to news of the investigation was measured in tone, Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs lashed out at Toensing when he filed his complaint in January 2016, calling it “recycled, discredited garbage.” In a statement issued at the time, Briggs wrote, “These kinds of attacks on family members of candidates are one of the reasons why the American people are so disgusted with politics in America today.” !


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Over the past four weeks, the tiny Montpelier office that assists Vermont’s county prosecutors has expanded to include some familiar faces. John Campbell, who stepped down as Senate president pro tempore last year to lead the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, has brought on two veterans of former governor Peter Shumlin’s administration: former labor commissioner Annie Noonan and former director of intergovernmental affairs James Pepper. “When I got here, it was clear that this place was totally understaffed,” said Campbell, who has served as the department’s executive director since last May. In that role, for which he earns $108,000 a year, Campbell provides budgetary and lobbying assistance to the independently elected state’s attorneys and sheriffs from Vermont’s 14 counties. Noonan, who spent six years running the Vermont Department of Labor, started at the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs two weeks ago in the newly created position of labor relations manager. Though the $43-an-hour job is billed as temporary, Campbell is seeking to make it permanent in next year’s state budget. Pepper, meanwhile, started four weeks ago in a recently created deputy state’s attorney position focused on appellate work. Neither job was publicly posted, and neither candidate faced competition. According to Pepper, Campbell called him up five weeks ago, asked if he was interested in the job and offered it to him days later. “It was relatively quick … because he knew I was out there and looking for stuff,” Pepper said. Noonan, whom Campbell described as “a personal friend,” had been informally advising the department about changes in labor

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law when Campbell asked in March whether she would be interested in a job. He argued that the position was necessary in order to grapple with a new collective bargaining landscape. In January 2016, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that those working in state’s attorneys offices with more than five employees were entitled to unionize, but they were to do so under municipal labor law — not state labor law. Previously, deputy state’s attorneys had been treated, essentially, as hybrid state-municipal workers who were hired and managed locally but whose pay was determined by the state. They did not have collective bargaining rights.

“That put us in a really bizarre position, actually,” Campbell said of the court ruling. “The department was without anybody who could handle the [human resources] stuff. I don’t do labor issues … When I was looking around, Annie had not taken a job yet.” Hiring Noonan was not an entirely straightforward affair. According to records obtained by Seven Days, Campbell’s April 5 request to convert an existing deputy state’s attorney job to an exempt position for Noonan met with resistance. In an April 10 email, Department of Human Resources classification director Molly Paulger told Campbell that top officials in Gov. Phil Scott’s administration had rejected the request.

“They are not comfortable changing the attorney position to a non-attorney title, since it was specifically authorized as an attorney so recently,” Paulger wrote, suggesting that Campbell “talk to the legislature” about creating the position. A former member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Campbell turned to its chair, Sen. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia), and the committee member who oversees state’s attorney appropriations, Sen. Dick Sears (D-Bennington). They agreed to include the reclassification in the Senate’s version of the state budget. Campbell then sought and received permission to hire Noonan on a temporary basis until Scott signed the budget. When Noonan asked Campbell what the job should be titled and how much pay she should receive, he wrote, “I don’t care. All I want is to make sure that the position allows me to pay you what you need.” Throughout the process, Campbell made clear to the administration and the Senate that he had Noonan in mind for the new job. She is well-known and well-liked in the Statehouse, having served for 14 years as executive director of the Vermont State Employees’ Association before Shumlin appointed her labor commissioner. Her longtime partner is Secretary of State Jim Condos, himself a former senator. Noonan disputed the suggestion that Campbell had engaged in cronyism when he hired her. “I don’t believe John gave me a job because he’s my friend,” she said. “John hired me because he needed help and he knows me and knows there’s probably only a handful of people in the state with the background and experience in labor relations that I [have].”


Burlingtonians of All Stripes Remember Matt Young A diverse crowd — including top city leaders past and present — filled the Unitarian Church in Burlington Monday to memorialize Matt Young. The beloved social worker started the city’s Street Outreach Team to provide services to community members who slipped through the cracks. Young, who would have turned 69 on Monday, died from cancer on March 23. Speakers described him as a fixture in Burlington who could inevitably be found strolling down Church Street, baseball cap turned backward, eager to strike up a conversation with anyone who crossed his path. “He was an avid observer of human nature and humanity” who could relate to people “of any societal class and any emotional or mental state,” said Tammy Boudah, who worked with Young on the Street Outreach Team for 15 years. “His starting point for any interaction is, ‘What’s going on for this person? What is this person experiencing?’”

Young moved to Burlington 27 years ago and worked as a bartender and chef. He found his calling in social work after he realized he had all the necessary skills. “If you can talk to drunk people, you can talk to anyone,” his wife, Sheryl Bellman, recalled him saying. In 2000, he was hired to start the Howard Center’s Street Outreach Team, a group designed to provide services to the homeless, those suffering from substance abuse or mental health issues, and those with other unmet needs. During his tenure patrolling the Queen City’s streets, the opiate epidemic exploded and mental health care changed dramatically as the state shifted away from institutionalization, Mayor Miro Weinberger said Monday. “What was our answer to those problems? Our answer was Matt Young,” Weinberger said. “He was our best response to these emerging problems for a long time.”


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n Friday, May 5, a band of witches will take over the S.P.A.C.E. GALLERY on Pine Street in Burlington. That’s right, witches. Kind of. The show, titled “Conjuring: She Rises,” is a group effort loosely curated by artists BETH ROBINSON, JULES POLK, MORGAN STARK and ATHENA KAFANTARIS. “Curated” in the sense that those four women created the theme and selected the artists, but they aren’t exerting much influence beyond that. Timed to coincide with the 325th anniversary of the Salem witch trials, the show connects the archetype of the witch to feminism through performance, real-time rituals, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video installation. Each artist has contributed content that indicates a highly personal and political motivation for participating. Whether it’s a display of wands or photographs of all-female ceremonies deep in the woods, the work is decidedly feminist and steeped in ritual. It proclaims creative female power in its many forms. Robinson is known for her line of Strange Dolls, meticulously crafted figures with macabre costumes and makeup. The seed for “Conjuring” sprouted last year, she said, when Polk bought one of her creations. Polk collects kitchen witches — small dolls intended to ward off evil spirits — and thought Robinson’s doll would fit right in. Soon after, Polk proposed a show about kitchen witches and asked Robinson to curate it. The latter artist, who organizes the annual “Art of Horror” exhibition every October at S.P.A.C.E., said yes. Just not in the fall. October passed, and then came

ART the general elecpeople as ‘other’ tion, and Donald and tend to take INFO Trump became the their rights away.” “Conjuring: She Rises,” president-elect. “Conjuring” May 5 through 27 at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Suddenly, the prois perhaps the Burlington. Reception posed show took first show of its Friday, May 5, 5 to 9 p.m. on a whole new kind in Vermont, purpose: showcasbut witches are ing female power. hardly new in art Two weeks or feminism. after the elecProponents of tion, Polk and the latter have Robinson met often touted with Kafantaris the totem of the and Stark. “We witch. A late ’60s activist group hashed it out a little and realized called Women’s International that this whole idea of a witch Terrorist Conspiracy From Hell hunt that’s going on in the world — or W.I.T.C.H. — dedicated right now is perfectly applicable,” itself to overthrowing the patriRobinson said. “So we decided to get 13 archy with a variety of witch-themed [women] artists — a coven of artists — political stunts. These included a group making work based on that theme.” hex on New York’s financial district on The “coven” doesn’t view the witch Halloween in 1968. hunt as a simple metaphor. The artists Recently, a new branch of W.I.T.C.H. draw a clear line from the historical surfaced in Portland, Ore. It has adopted persecution of healers, single women a slew of names that yield the acronym and females in general — under and penned a manifesto that claims the umbrella term “witch” — to the the word “witch” for all those deemed manner in which the current admin- “other” by a patriarchal and oppressive istration incites hatred of immigrants society. and people of color, as well as disreIn many ways, the witchy elements spects women. of “Conjuring” are in line with that As Kafantaris put it, “Instead of fear manifesto. An excerpt reads: “A witch of [women] copulating in the woods is a fearsome creature, inspiring terror with demons, we have xenophobia.” and awe, channeling a primal, visceral Polk weighed in on the subject over energy in the name of peace, progress, email. “A witch hunt is the Muslim justice and harmony. A witch is a conduit ban,” she wrote. “A witch hunt is hunt- for transformation. A witch taps into the ing down illegal immigrants for sport. A power within and harnesses the power witch hunt is when your life and liberty without in service of a better world.” are threatened because you are classiThe concept of internal power fied as hysterical.” resonates with the organizers of the She concluded: “We overclassify S.P.A.C.E. exhibit. As she explored her

art practice post-election, Kafantaris said, “I went harder back into what’s true in my life. I went into the woods, where the noise receded. I felt more sure of myself and what I believe in that dip of faith.” One project that arose from her inward retreat was a series called “Ashes,” for which Kafantaris videotaped women responding physically to the concept of “rebirth and regrowth after devastation.” Footage and stills from that shoot will appear in “Conjuring.” The image used to promote the show, of five women dressed in black, holding hands and encircling a tree, comes from Kafantaris’ series. For her part, gallery owner CHRISTY MITCHELL recounts a recent compulsion to craft a ritual related to personal power. “I had to let go of something,” she said, “so I went to the lake and asked, ‘What am I supposed to do?’” That experience resulted in videos and images that are also part of “Conjuring.” They address the question Mitchell asked herself during her experience: “Can we conjure power from within ourselves without knowing how to do it?” Robinson is contributing a series of dolls titled “Madonna Whores.” They explore Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Madonna-whore complex, which holds that men can’t love what they desire or desire what they love. The dolls are depicted in various stages of restraint, silenced by ball gags, masks and duct tape. Anne Sexton’s “Buying the Whore” poem is inscribed on their pale bodies. In addition to the work on the walls, the opening reception for “Conjuring” will offer multiple performances. Kafantaris will perform as the elaborately costumed Throat of the Loon. The ACCALIAE, a theatrical belly-dancing group, will appear, and Stark will lead a ritual ceremony. Other participating artists include WYLIE SOFIA GARCIA, LESLIE FRY, SARAH MEREDITH MUSE, NYX VOGELSANG-CARD, BLACK, MELANEY PETTINI, LESLIE ROTH, ANNIKA RUNDBERG and NIKKI LAXAR. ! Contact:

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As a horror film buff, Brooklyn, N.Y., resident Christopher Wells has seen his share of blood and gore. So when the opportunity arose to write and direct a feature-length horror film, he decided to take a different approach. “I wanted to make a film that was unpredictable and had character development,” Wells says. “I’m kind of over the whole jump-scare thing.” The plot of The Luring, which is currently in production in the Lyndonville area, concerns a man who returns to the vacation home where a




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Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution will have its Vermont premiere on May 26 at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. The film picks up Sanders’ trail in February 2015 — when he was still weighing a presidential run — and concludes with Donald Trump’s inauguration as president and the following day’s Women’s March on Washington. While Sanders may be the star of the show, the documentary is an ensemble piece. Also featured are Black Lives Matter activists in Los Angeles, the organizers of the nonviolent protest group Democracy Spring, and a grassroots candidate from an impoverished county in West Virginia who ran for state office with just $30,000 in campaign contributions. During the course of filming, Erickson says, he saw early warning signs that eventual Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was in serious trouble. He cites interviews he conducted at political

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hursday, April 27, was the first spring day that crept toward 80 degrees in Middlebury. The sun beamed, folks lounged on porches, a wood thrush chimed in justgreening branches and the line for creemees at Sama’s Café stretched along the curb. But inside the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, sunlight from the floor-to-ceiling windows didn’t overheat the room where a small group of locals gathered over tea, cake and sugar cookies. They had come to talk about death. Those are the only requisites at Death Café: eat cake, drink tea and discuss dying. The aim, according to the international nonprofit’s website, is to increase awareness of death “as a way of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” The discussions have no agendas or themes, and are not intended as grief support or counseling sessions. There is no attempt to lead participants to specific conclusions or courses of action. The only consistent ingredient is cake. Death Café was founded by Jon Underwood, a web designer in Hackney, England; and his mother, Sue Barsky Reid, a Gestalt psychotherapist and counselor. It draws inspiration from the writings of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, who organized “cafés mortels” in the late ’90s to champion open cultural dialogue about death and dying. Today, Death Café is a social franchise, meaning that people who sign up to host in their areas can organize local gatherings under the Death Café name and speak to media as affiliates. Since Underwood and Reid’s first such meeting in September 2011 — in Underwood’s basement — there have been nearly 4,500 Death Café events in 49 countries. Some meetings took place in Burlington this past year, at Dobrá Tea and the Fletcher Free Library. Last Thursday evening, HELEN YOUNG, a biology professor at Middlebury College; and KATE GRIDLEY, a local artist, cohosted Middlebury’s first meeting, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “I’m interested in alternatives to death in a hospital or nursing home,” said Young via phone on the afternoon before the gathering. “Death Café came up somewhere online, and I thought it was a great way to have a pretty


open-ended conversation about death and dying.” In Bristol, Young has been trying to start a natural burial ground — a cemetery that extends to natural habitats, such as nearby woods, without disrupting the ecosystem. It would be a place for “green burial,” which allows the body to decompose naturally, recycling itself back to the environment. That means no embalming or headstones, fixtures of modern death that, for many people, have become standard practice rather than conscious choice. “Dying is expensive,” Young said. “Most of someone’s health expenses are often paid in the last weeks of their life.” According to several online sources, the U.S. funeral market grosses about $20 billion annually; the average cost of a funeral in 2017 is $8,000 to $10,000. “I’m not an authority,” said Young. “I’m just curious about learning alternatives to what most people think are the only ways of dying, and being taken care of after you die. But the whole goal of Death Café is to have an organic conversation flowing from the people who attend.” Thursday’s Death Café started with greetings and chatter over baked goods — including cake. On a wide windowsill sat a bowl of oranges, alongside red grapes, molasses cookies, cheddar cheese and crackers, coconut macaroons and sugar cookies made with cream cheese and lemon. The bright atmosphere belied the discussion topic. The meeting, per Death Café’s suggestion to hosts, had no hierarchy, theme

or guidelines. Young and Gridley offered enough leadership to get the ball rolling: They provided the requisite snacks, arranged chairs in a circle on the sunny side of the room and gave a brief history of Death Café’s development. Beyond that, the hosts were there simply as participants in the conversation. The group was modest — 15 people — with an age range from twenties to eighties. A microphone was passed, and participants were encouraged to answer the straightforward question “Why are you here?” “We live in a death-phobic society,” said one woman. “But the more I thought about death, the richer life became.” A man told the story of his mother’s death two years earlier. He kept her coffin at home so relatives could trickle in, light candles and spend time with their departed loved one. A day before the funeral, they brought the wooden casket outside and sprinkled birdseed on top. “She loved birds,” the man explained. “And the birds seemed never to leave it.” One participant mentioned wanting to become a death doula — someone who is certified to assist the dying and their loved ones, on the premise that death requires as much attention to the mind as it does to the body. Someone else made a joking aside about the “mortuary Mafia” — funeral operators who treat death as a way to pad their bottom line. Another participant raised the question: How does one talk about death to children? In response, a group member

recalled going to her grandfather’s funeral at age 8. “I remember he didn’t look like himself,” she said, “and I was wearing a coral dress. Everyone else was in black. I had no idea how to react.” When the microphone was handed to an older woman in the circle, she paused, clearly emotional, and cleared her throat. The stranger beside her reached over and gently squeezed her arm. “I knew I wanted to come,” said the woman quietly. “So I’m here.” She passed the mic to the next person, and the conversation continued. Death has no rules, qualifications or agenda, other than its inevitability. And at Death Café, discussion of that unpredictable event inevitably features refreshments. After the Middlebury meeting, participants lived up to Crettaz’s observation that “nothing marks the community of the living like sharing food and drink.” They chatted, refilled their mugs, nibbled cookies and sliced into the sugar-dusted cake on the windowsill. There was talk of weekend plans, visiting family, and a book called Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life From the Medical System by Vermont author STEPHEN P. KIERNAN.  The cake was a spiced applesauce bundt with cranberries. !

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“We didn’t want to be the two guys from Brooklyn coming up to Vermont and kind of living in our own Brooklyn bubble,” he says. The Luring shoot will wrap on May 14. The post-production process is expected to take three months. The filmmakers plan to submit the finished movie to festivals in the fall, with the hope of landing a distribution deal. For Wells, who founded the Brooklyn-based video production and commercial photography company Kaleidoscope Pictures in 2003, the chance to direct a narrative feature has been worth the wait. “I’ve been waiting a long time to be in this position, so I feel right at home. I’m in my element,” Wells says. “I was driving home yesterday from set, and I thought to myself: This is the happiest I’ve ever been.” !


Mengistu first encountered street art through an American PhD scholar who was passing through One Love’s headquarters at an NGO called the Awassa Youth Campus. The scholar’s field was hip-hop cultures, and Mengistu speaks of the two forms in a way that indicates their close relationship for him. Indeed, he traveled to the U.S. last month primarily to participate in the 12th annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival in Hartford, Conn. While he was there, Mengistu painted a mural at a local skate park. “Graffiti helps you to express your feelings about society, the economy, the government,” he said in a recent interview. “When you do a gallery show,” he



choose words such as “harmony,” “love,” “unity” or “Ethiopia.” Local media are invited to document the resulting mural painting. What cultural differences has he noticed in the U.S.? “Here there is the opportunity for the kids to develop into anything [they] want,” Mengistu offered. “In Ethiopia, you have to create your own opportunities.” Among the challenges he continues to face is a lack of quality materials. The only spray paint Mengistu can get in Ethiopia is ABRO, an industrial paint not meant for artistic use. Another obstacle is the low level of social media use, which makes it hard to get his work seen beyond the street. Even securing walls is an ever-present problem. Despite the difficulties, Mengistu BE H U L U M M E N GI S T U is nothing if not optimistic and hardworking. He hopes to grow “Share the Love” and has started a T-shirt cating American styles, but instead, for company to get designs by himself and example, working with neighbors and other young artists out into the world. business owners to develop a mural. “You don’t have to have really quality “I research a lot,” Mengistu said. He sprays to be a street artist,” he said. “Create pointed out that, with 80 tribes making your own opportunities … Use your opporup the greater Ethiopian population, tunity wisely; sell yourself; practice really artists need to avoid offending any group hard. If you put your time, courage and through carelessness. “Before you do a mind to something, you can do it.” ! mural,” he said, “you have to talk to the community.” Contact: Promoting social cohesion is what motivates Mengistu’s “Share the Love” INFO project. He and his graffiti crew ask citizens and business owners in “rough Behulum Mengistu discusses his work and Ethiopian performing and visual arts on neighborhoods” of Awassa and Addis Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Off CenAbaba what kind of message they’d like ter for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. Free. to share through street art. Many, he said, continued, “it’s limited for people to see. Eighty or 90 percent of people in Ethiopia don’t go [to galleries]. [With street art], whether you’re rich or poor, it doesn’t matter; [the work] is in the street.” In 2012, Mengistu showed his work in Ethiopia’s first gallery exhibition of graffiti. He described that work as a combination of Ethiopian religious iconography and words in his own Amharic script. “It took me a long time to find my own style as an artist,” he said. One of his priorities, he added, is to craft a uniquely Ethiopian take on the genre. That means not alienating his community by repli-

murder occurred when he was a child. Though Wells, a Long Island native, shares a Vermont connection with the protagonist (the film’s primary set is a vacation home his mother owns), he says he has warm memories of his time in the Northeast Kingdom. He previously directed a documentary about his father, the St. Johnsburybased romantic-realist painter RODERICK A. WELLS. Producer Brian Berg, who met Wells during a flag-football game in Brooklyn, says that he, Wells and producer Sandy Ayesh self-funded the film’s trailer for “a few tens of thousands of dollars.” Based on the strength of that trailer, they raised about $200,000 for the feature. The production uses several notable Northeast Kingdom locations, including Kingdom Taproom in St. Johnsbury and Missisquoi Lanes in Lowell. Berg notes that about a third of the film’s cast and crew are Vermonters.


any artists train themselves through mimicry and adaptation. For Ethiopian Behulum Mengistu, 24, that wasn’t feasible; when he was a teenager and budding graffiti artist, his native Amharic alphabet had no script workable for street art. He had to translate it himself. Mengistu’s inventiveness and creative enterprise have carried him around the globe — and now to Vermont. Thanks to a nearly decade-long relationship with Vermont-based actor and activist DAVID SCHEIN, as well as to the Willowell Foundation, Castleton University and the VERMONT FOLKLIFE CENTER, Mengistu is currently a cultural ambassador of sorts to the Green Mountain State. In addition to visiting schools statewide, he will offer a public lecture on Tuesday, May 9, at Burlington’s OFF CENTER FOR THE DRAMATIC ARTS, discussing his artistic career and the conditions for young visual artists in his country. Mengistu first met Schein when the former was 15 and a participating art teacher for One Love AIDS/HIV Awareness Theater, the arts program that Schein cofounded in Mengistu’s hometown of Awassa, Ethiopia. Today, Mengistu has added a position as managing director of One Love to his growing résumé. He also lays claim to one of very few aikido black belts in eastern Africa.

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Dear Cecil,

What’s the difference between a border adjustment tax and a tariff? The New York Times says a BAT of 20 percent on imports would “satisfy [President Donald] Trump’s protectionist impulses without imposing punitive, and potentially even more disruptive, tariffs.” A tax is a tax, right? How is a tariff punitive while the BAT isn’t? — Frank Caplice






tax is a tax? Maybe, Frank, and maybe not. In trade, as in so many matters, our current administration’s eventual path is anybody’s guess; Team Trump made noises early on suggesting an inclination toward protectionist tariffs, but (naturally) details and follow-up have been nonexistent. Some Republicans in Congress, on the other hand, have done more of their homework, and they’re calling instead for a drastic overhaul of how we tax businesses in the first place — which, incidentally, might have many of the effects on our trade balance that Trump seems to want. As economic-policy weaponry goes, a tariff is a blunt instrument used to bonk a targeted problem over the head — a trade partner who’s squashing some domestic industry or otherwise acting up. If the U.S. government wants to dissuade me from cutting labor costs by moving my widget company overseas, threatening to zap

me with a 35 percent reimport tariff — as then-presidentelect Trump suggested back in December — is one way to do it. And levying a tariff on Chinese widgets would give a boost to those widget makers who loyally remain on American soil. But China would be likely to retaliate by imposing its own tariff on American widgets, which certainly wouldn’t help the U.S. makers compete in the lucrative Chinese widget market. Want a trade war? You got one. Beyond the often-deserved “punitive” tag, tariffs just have a lousy rep: Econ 101 professors tend to bad-mouth them, as they distort the workings of the smooth-running, rational free market that economists like to think the world resembles. So how does the congressional GOP’s border-adjustment plan work? It’s complicated (as you’d hope, really), but very basically the idea is to retool our current corporate tax system, where income is considered


income, pretty much, into one where: 1. everything sold in the U.S., domestic or imported, gets taxed, meaning American companies would pay taxes on all goods, parts and materials they shipped in from elsewhere; but 2. their sales revenue from exports would no longer be taxable. In effect, companies would be taxed primarily on the basis of where they sold their stuff rather than where they made it. Suddenly, my offshore widget factory isn’t saving me the bundle it once was, since I’m paying to bring the product back to the U.S.; meanwhile, stateside manufacturers have a new edge in foreign markets, where they won’t have to bundle income tax into their prices. The U.S. trade deficit being second to none, plenty of tax money gets generated on imports, and American companies have less reason to leave foreign revenue overseas. Significantly, too, from an international comity perspective,

border adjustment tax doesn’t have that punitivetariff smell — instead of singling out one class or source of imports, it’s applied across the board. And it shouldn’t cause harmful distortions in trade, say the economists: The tax relief on exports will cancel out the effects of the hike on imports. The BAT is essentially a subspecies of value-added taxation, where businesses pay sales tax on goods throughout the supply chain. Lots of nations, particularly in Europe, use VAT, rather than relying on income taxes like that which the U.S. largely has; the BAT plan, the theory goes, would help our system sync up better with theirs. That’s great, you say, but hang on: Doesn’t all this mean I’m going to be paying more for widgets? So one might think, at least in the short term. Intuitively, a border adjustment tax could mean saying goodbye to all those cheap foreign-made clothes, appliances and other goodies we’ve been buying at Walmart for years. It’s no surprise that one of the leading Republican voices against an

import tax is Sen. Tom Cotton, who represents the retail giant’s home state of Arkansas. Not to worry, say the plan’s supporters. The incentive this new scheme creates for American manufacturing will strengthen the dollar so much that imports will stay comparatively cheap and retailers won’t need to raise prices. But let’s look at the fine print here: to achieve the effects they’re predicting, we’d need to see a 20 percent boost in the dollar’s value. You’ll be surprised to learn that there’s some difference in expert opinion about the likelihood of that outcome. Of course, Republican infighting between BAT advocates and no-new-taxes hardliners may doom the whole thing from the start. As of this writing, the House Ways and Means Committee chair was insisting that BAT is still on the table, though. Maybe foes will determine instead that a compromise is the only way to avert the trade war Trump has often appeared to be hankering for. Then the only wars we’ll have to worry about are all those bombing and shooting ones suddenly looming on the horizon.


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What Happened in Naples almost the whole time. It was so energizing being around her. She and her friends would invite me out to the clubs with them. So I did do some drinking, which really doesn’t do me any good, but I did have fun. I was a little concerned about Rachel, though. She’s really drinking a lot, and nearly every night.” “Well, you know how it goes,” I said. “People have phases in their life when they become susceptible to substance

flood of 2011. New restaurants and businesses have taken hold, a welcome and promising sight. As we took the right where Route 100 branches off Route 2, Sally said, “I want to tell you about an extraordinary experience I had a few weeks ago on the beach.” “I am all ears,” I said. It might have been the first time in my life using that strange idiom, but I meant it. I am all about extraordinary experiences.

I THINK THAT’S THE KIND OF HELP WE ALL COULD USE IN THESE FRAUGHT TIMES. abuse. Hopefully, she’ll find her way through that passage. It helps that she has a good godmother.” “Aw, thanks, Jernigan.” We drove south on Interstate 89 under a star-filled sky, the roadway dry and inviting. Sometimes I feel as if I have two separate jobs: winter cabbie and non-winter cabbie. In the winter, there’s the constant strain of negotiating ice and snow conditions, or the nearly omnipresent threat thereof. I can still enjoy the customer interactions, but much of my attention is consumed by safety concerns and staying focused on the next turn, the next stretch of road. Once spring breaks through, I’m able to exhale and simply enjoy the ride. Until, that is, the following November or December. Maybe I should move to Naples and hang with Sally for the winter, I fantasized. Taking Exit 10, we bounced through Waterbury, which, I reflected, seems to have fully recovered from the devastating

“Well, when I first got to Naples, my neck was killing me. I didn’t want to take any more pain meds, so I found this masseuse. She turned out to be a nice person, but not very professional. During the massage, she kept talking about her problems — and she had a lot. Finally, she just basically gave up and said she couldn’t release the blockage. “So that left me quite discouraged, and, by that night, I was having a fullfledged panic attack. I think I was looking through the local paper, and I saw this notice for a meditation group that would be meeting the next day at sunset on the beach. It might have mentioned a celebration for some special phase of the moon, or something along those lines. Just deciding that I would go to this the following day brought on some measure of relief. “The next day at dusk, I show up, and there’s about a dozen people. And the leader of the group is this gray-haired lady, very Earth-motherly in a beautiful,

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h, it’s so warm now, even this close to midnight. When I left, it was single digits.” Sally was smiling at me with her pale blue eyes as we walked together, me pushing a cart stacked with her extensive luggage collection toward my waiting taxi. She’s in her late fifties, but age has done little to mute her youthful glow and enthusiasm for life. I’ve been driving Sally to and from her Fayston home for a few years. I’d call her a snowbird, but our migratory friends typically fly south and stay put for the winter, while Sally seems to dart back and forth to her Florida getaway. When we reached the cab, she apologized — as she always does — for her many hefty bags. At least one exceeded 50 pounds; I know this because it was tagged as such by the airline. The woman is not a light traveler. “No problem whatsoever,” I assured her. “This is exactly why I switched to a minivan last year. Plus, I can use the exercise.” Cruising toward the highway, I asked, “Now, where’s your place in Florida again? I want to say Marco Island?” “Close,” Sally replied, chuckling. “You were just a little south. I’m actually in Naples.” “How can I forget? The Italian namesake. Did you have a great time, as usual? Was your good friend in residence?” An old friend of Sally’s owns one of the units in her Naples condo development. That’s what drew her down there originally. “No, Diane has been in Paris since February. But Rachel — her daughter and my goddaughter — was with me for

flowing pale violet gown. She gathers us in a circle and begins reading us beautiful passages from various spiritual teachers — Rumi, Hafiz, even Jesus. And then she put us in meditation. “All the while, she was playing, I guess you’d say, this crystal bowl. Like, making it ring with this otherworldly, peaceful, droning sound. I’ve done some yoga and meditation before, but nothing like this. Afterward, I felt such a calm and sense of well-being, and my neck ache had completely vanished! Oh, and before we broke up, she gave each one of us a small candle.” “Wow, that is amazing,” I said. “Did she, like, take any money?” “No, there was no talk of money.” “Did you get her name?” “I can’t remember, but I think I have it written down in my journal. One of the people in the group said she gives classes and seminars. I know it sounds weird and New Agey, but it was all somehow very straightforward and sincere.” “Sally, it doesn’t sound weird to me in the least,” I said. “I think that’s the kind of help we all could use in these fraught times. Thanks for sharing that experience with me. It feels like it was a blessing for you.” “That’s exactly what it felt like to me — a blessing.” Sally turned to me, and, in the faint light coming off the dashboard, I could see her smile. “I had a feeling you would understand.” “You got my number, Sally,” I said with a laugh. “I’m just waiting to find my beach.” !

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ark Redmond waited patiently in the wings at Flynn MainStage while a barmaid told her story of getting robbed at gunpoint, a gay motorist confessed his crush on a traffic cop and a cyclist for a lesbian-owned delivery company recounted witnessing a stabbing while delivering a box of vulva puppets. It was Friday night at the Moth GrandSLAM storytelling championship in Burlington, and Redmond had his work cut out for him. His six-minute tale was about opening a charter school for low-income kids in Stamford, Conn., in 1998. Told late in the program, it wasn’t as sexy or dramatic as the stories of his competitors. But, like most of Redmond’s stories, it was funny, heartfelt and genuine without being boastful. The audience loved it. The 59-year-old Irish Catholic from Long Island has a gift of gab that’s evident onstage, on the radio and in print. His essays and op-ed pieces have been published in the New York Times, Forbes and the Huffington Post, and he’s the author of a 2004 book called The Goodness Within: Reaching Out to Troubled Teens With Love and Compassion. That’s a clue to his favorite subject: Redmond’s words deliver their most powerful punch when he uses them in the service of troubled and at-risk youth. In his day job, Redmond is the executive director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services. The Burlington-based nonprofit provides young people ages 12 to 26 with a variety of social services, including life-skills training, mentoring, mental-health and substanceabuse counseling, and housing. Many discover Spectrum through its teen drop-in center and health clinic on Pearl Street, half a block east of Church Street. Redmond’s clients are among Vermont’s most vulnerable youths. Many grew up in the foster care system or left home to escape abuse and neglect. Some have lived on the streets for years. Some are addicted to drugs or alcohol or have had run-ins with the law. In many American cities, this population doesn’t elicit much public sympathy or resources, especially once the kids turn 18. In Burlington, by contrast, Spectrum now serves more than 1,500 young people annually. And Redmond, who took the job in February 2003, has been particularly effective at building community awareness and support. In his first year on the job, the nonprofit raised $49,000 in donations and was 97 percent reliant on state and federal grants. Today, tax dollars make up less than half of Spectrum’s budget. In March alone, the nonprofit raised $350,000 through its sixth annual Spectrum Sleep Out fundraiser, up $100,000 from last year.

Mark Redmond with Makayla Merchant

What’s the “secret sauce” in Redmond’s success? In a word: storytelling. “If I can get the person in and show them and tell them what we’re doing, I think they’re going to want to support us,” he said. That narrative element runs through all of Spectrum’s newsletters and fundraisers. Every one features personal testimonials from current or former clients about how the organization changed their lives. When Redmond shares people’s stories, donors seem to come out of the woodwork. In November 2004, he wrote an op-ed piece for Forbes lamenting that charities like his struggled while philanthropists made gifts to well-endowed colleges, such as a recent $60 million donation to already-wealthy Middlebury College. After the piece was published, checks poured in from around the country. “I still get donations from people I never met,” Redmond said. “A guy in Texas, $5,000 a year. Another guy in Westport, Conn., $15,000 a year. I finally went out of my way to meet him.” “He’s sort of magical,” said Katie Langrock, president of Spectrum’s board of directors and COO of Commando, the South Burlington-based women’s

If I can get the person in and show them and tell them what we’re doing,

I think they’re going to want to support us. MAR K R E D MO ND

wants the best things for children, so we clearly have common goals.” If Redmond has any major detractors in Vermont, they’re hard to find — or didn’t respond to a reporter’s interview requests. Yet his insistence on forging personal connections with Spectrum clients hasn’t been to everyone’s liking. As a consequence, the organization has lost a few employees, according to longtime Spectrum staffer Justin Verette.

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Redmond’s own trajectory began very differently from those of his clients. He grew up the oldest of five children in an affluent family in East Islip, N.Y. His mother worked as a secretary at St. Christopher-Ottilie Children’s Services in Brentwood, N.Y. His father was vice president of the real estate brokerage division at Merrill Lynch.


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Redmond is more than just a skilled administrator whose New York brashness gets people to write him checks. He’s also willing to get his hands dirty. During his more than three decades of working with troubled youth, Redmond has pissed off some scary characters, including some within his own organization. In the early ’90s, while running a residence home for homeless and runaway young men in a sketchy neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., he exposed theft and corruption among several shelter employees and became the target of their attacks on his character — and death threats. Luckily for him, he said, the worst blow he suffered was a smashed windshield. “A lot of people don’t know the work he’s done to get here,” Verette said. “He’s been on the front lines.”


underwear company. “Mark is this unique combination of being completely authentic and being a skilled storyteller. He talks about the impact that donations have on the lives of individuals — one person at a time.” Redmond doesn’t just advocate for his own constituency. Rita Markley runs the Committee on Temporary Shelter, Vermont’s largest service provider for homeless adults and families. She said she appreciates Redmond’s focus on poverty and his efforts to combat chronic homelessness. “He’s able to see how the challenges that a 14-yearold faces are going to set them up to be the person they are 40 years later, when they’re huddled in a doorway on Church Street,” Markley said. Redmond’s reach extends well beyond Chittenden County. At the state level, too, officials see him as a passionate advocate for young people, unafraid of rattling cages and telling it like it is. At times, that has meant biting the hand that feeds him, as when he’s criticized the Vermont Department for Children and Families, which partners with Spectrum on some of its programs. “He’s not shy about letting us know when we should do something more or differently in terms of our services and programs,” said DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz. “I know Mark is coming from a place where he

After graduating from Villanova University in 1979, Redmond landed a prestigious job on Madison Avenue. He was admitted into an elite three-year managementtraining program at Metropolitan Life Insurance and took an apartment on Park Avenue. About 18 months into the job, Redmond was back at Villanova visiting a friend when she dragged him to a volunteer-recruitment event. There, Redmond met Marge Crawford, who was looking for volunteers to work at Covenant House, a shelter for runaway and homeless teens in New York City’s Times Square. A few weeks later, Crawford gave him a tour. In 1981, Times Square wasn’t the glitzy, familyfriendly tourist attraction it is today. It was ground zero for prostitution, weapons, drugs, homelessness and pornography. That year, Rolling Stone dubbed the square’s West 42nd Street “the sleaziest block in America.” Redmond signed up for a Tuesday night volunteer shift. He handed out snacks and shot hoops with the teens. Then, without really asking his permission, Crawford signed him up for a weeklong orientation for volunteers willing to live and work full time in Covenant’s tenement house. Initially reluctant, Redmond gave it a try. He didn’t realize that week would change the course of his life. Within weeks, Redmond quit his high-salaried job at MetLife, gave up his Park Avenue apartment, and moved into a roach- and rat-infested tenement across from a strip club and a crack house. His stipend: $12 a week. When a Long Island friend came to visit, he thought Redmond had lost his mind. Without formal training or experience, the 23-yearold was assigned to supervise 40 mostly African American and Latino boys whose childhoods were worlds away from his tennis-club upbringing. As Redmond admitted with a laugh, “I didn’t have a clue what I was doing!” Among the first people he met was Tony Turner, a homeless black youth from Harlem whom Redmond described as a “rough character” with a reputation for drug dealing and other criminal activities. About two months after his arrival in ’81, Turner was permanently banned from Covenant House for showing up high on PCP, aka angel dust, and overturning tables. Several months later, Redmond ran into him in Times Square, where Turner was handing out brochures for a strip club. That wasn’t the end of the story, though. Redmond left Covenant House in November 1983 and married a coworker the following year. While working on his master’s degree in public administration at New York University, he attended a fundraiser at a Greenwich Village soup kitchen. There he ran into a Jesuit chaplain who mentioned he’d met Turner at Rikers Island, New York City’s massive jail complex. Redmond went to visit Turner that very week. As Redmond told it, Turner walked into the visitors’ room and was astonished to see him. Redmond jotted down his home address and invited Turner to stay in touch. Throughout the late 1980s and early ’90s, the two exchanged letters. Redmond would send Turner his favorite Little Debbie cupcakes and even drive hours north to visit him at another prison, the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y.





After Turner’s release in 1992, he and Redmond made periodic plans to meet at Ray’s Pizza on 48th Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. About half the time, Turner wouldn’t show, as he was using drugs again, Redmond said. When that happened, Redmond felt like giving up, but he never did. Once, when Turner did make it, the two caught a movie together. Afterward, Redmond recalled, Turner said to him, “Wow! This is the first time in years that I’ve had fun without getting high.” In 1998, Turner called Redmond and asked him to meet at an address in Harlem. When Redmond and his then13-year-old son from his first marriage, Aiden, showed up at the address, they discovered it was a church. Turner was waiting outside. He escorted them down to the basement, where a Narcotics Anonymous meeting was about to begin. It was Turner’s one-year anniversary of being clean, and he wanted Redmond there for the occasion. When it was Turner’s time to speak, he stood up and thanked his sponsor and several others, then pointed to Redmond, saying, “I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for that person there.” “If I were forced to bring one memory with me into the afterlife,” Redmond recounted in a December 2015 episode of his podcast So Shines a Good Deed, “it very well may be the memory of being in that church basement with my son, listening to Tony say that about me.” The two men are still friends. Reached by phone at his Brooklyn apartment last week, Turner said he’s been drug-free for 19 years now. He owns a small clothing business and has sole custody of his 17-year-old daughter. Redmond, the girl’s godfather, sends her Christmas and birthday presents each year, Turner noted. Asked why he thinks Redmond kept faith in him all those years, Turner said, “God blessed him with a good heart. That’s what it is. Mark sees the good in people that they don’t see in themselves.”

Brother’s Keeper After Redmond finished at NYU in 1986, he took a job at a homeless shelter in the South Bronx called My Brother’s Place. The priest who ran it was struggling to keep it afloat. If Times Square was a scary place in the 1980s, the South Bronx was scarier. Drugs, crime, poverty and violence were widespread; paramedics and firefighters refused to go to certain neighborhoods


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Mark Redmond performing at Moth GrandSLAM

because they attracted gunfire. As a consequence, arsonists burned hundreds of buildings, leaving much of the area looking like bombed-out London in the 1940s. Amid that mayhem, one date is seared in Redmond’s mind: January 25, 1987. The previous day, he recalled, a shelter worker had informed him that a client needed to be ejected from the premises. A 20-year-old Puerto Rican man named Norberto Torres had shown up high on crack cocaine and torn up the place. Redmond described Torres as a smart and “very nice person” — when he was sober. When he was high, it was another story. Late on the 25th, after the Super Bowl, Redmond got a phone call from the shelter. Torres had returned earlier that evening, again high on crack,

and stabbed to death Sister Virginia Thomann, a 65-year-old Catholic nun who lived there. Torres was arrested immediately and charged with seconddegree murder. The case was splashed across the pages of every New York City tabloid. Redmond didn’t attend the trial, but after Torres was convicted, in May 1988, he wrote to the judge and asked for leniency in his sentencing. As Redmond explained, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Thomann’s religious order, had immediately forgiven him. “It was like talking to Mother Teresa,” he said. “They harbored no ill will at all.” Largely owing to Redmond’s letter and the nuns’ clemency pleas, Redmond said, the judge sentenced Torres to the statutory minimum sentence for such a violent offense: 15 years to life.

Most people might have given up on Torres at that point, but Redmond stayed in touch by mail with his former client over the ensuing years. In 1998, while driving through Orange County, N.Y., he stopped at Otisville Correctional Facility and paid Torres a visit. Redmond said he was Torres’ first visitor in a decade. Redmond’s second wife, Marybeth, recalled how she first learned of this improbable relationship. In the fall of ’98, while she and Redmond were on their second date, she asked him about his plans for the holidays. Redmond informed her that he would be driving to Otisville to visit an inmate. Then he shared the story of Sister Virginia’s murder. Happily for Redmond, that wasn’t a relationship deal breaker: He and his date shared both a Catholic background and a zeal for social justice. Marybeth Christie had grown up in Brightwaters, N.Y., just two towns over from Redmond, and even attended her junior prom with her future husband’s younger brother, Brian. The pair connected while Marybeth was working as a journalist for News 12 Connecticut. By then divorced from his first wife, Redmond had just started working in Connecticut for Domus, a nonprofit foundation that ran charter schools and housing for kids in foster care and juvenile detention. The founding of its Stamford middle school was the subject of his Moth GrandSLAM story last Friday. The couple got engaged six months after their first date and married in May 2001. Marybeth said they often describe themselves as “Dorothy Day and Oscar Romero Catholics,” a reference to two of the religion’s most prominent social-justice activists. Accordingly, she went on, it didn’t seem odd to her that Redmond had forgiven Torres for his egregious sins. Behind bars and away from the allure of drugs, Torres became a model prisoner. The Redmonds paid his tuition as he worked toward an associate’s degree through a correspondence program at Ohio University. They helped him with his parole petition once he was eligible. Then, once every two years for a decade, Redmond drove to the prison for Torres’ parole board hearings and testified for his release. The convict’s parole package included letters of support from the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Every time, the parole board rejected his petition based on the violent nature of his offense. In 2009, on his fifth try, Torres was paroled after 20 years behind bars. According to Redmond, a Catholic nun

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In 2003, after nearly two decades of working in homeless shelters, charter schools and group homes, Redmond was ready for a leadership position. When he heard through a New England network of nonprofits that an executive directorship had opened at a Burlington youth organization, he applied for the job. Marybeth was initially skeptical about the prospect; both of them already had good jobs, and she was pregnant at the time. Their son, Liam, was born five days before Redmond’s first interview for the job. During his interview process, Redmond said, Spectrum’s board members were candid about the organization’s serious financial challenges and poor public image. Many downtown merchants would have preferred to see Spectrum disappear, he recalled. They viewed its clientele as a nuisance and eyesore on the Church Street Marketplace, and the teen drop-in center was considered a locus of unsavory activity.

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Despite such challenges, Redmond accepted the job offer and moved to Vermont, with his wife and newborn, in February 2003. The morning they arrived, NBC’s “Good Morning America” noted that Burlington, at minus-30 degrees, was the coldest city in America that day. Ron Redmond (no relation to Mark) has been director of the Marketplace since December 1998. Though he had nothing disparaging to say about Redmond’s predecessor at Spectrum, Will Rowe, he said, “When Mark arrived, it was a breath of fresh air, because he accepted a level of accountability that we really appreciated.” In those days, Spectrum’s relationship with the Burlington Police Department was “adversarial,” recalled Mike Schirling, who spent 26 years at the cop shop, his last seven and a half as chief. Now Vermont’s commerce secretary, Schirling said Spectrum staff often took a “line-inthe-sand” approach when officers needed to speak with their clients. Sometimes, he said, police would pursue a suspect to Spectrum’s door only to be turned away by shelter workers, who wouldn’t even confirm the individual was inside. During his first week on the job, Redmond arranged a meeting with BPD and asked for feedback. Schirling, a

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One of Redmond’s biggest changes, Verette suggested, was promoting a hands-on approach by example. Prior to the director’s arrival, some staff in Spectrum’s administrative offices on Elmwood Avenue avoided the drop-in center and had no contact with their clients. “They were afraid of the kids,” Verette explained. That was not Redmond’s style. “Mark was all over it. He was like, ‘I’ll cook!’” That aptitude was evident on a Friday evening last month, as Redmond stood behind a kitchen counter wearing a Spectrum apron and putting finishing touches on his chicken tikka masala. He ladled out heaping mounds of food for the dozen or so youths in the room. Redmond high-fived and hugged the kids he knew well and introduced himself to the ones he didn’t. Among the former was Makayla Merchant, a smiling 19-year-old who’s been coming to the drop-in center for two years. Over that time, she said, she’s accessed virtually every service Spectrum offers, including its mentoring program, youth development program and transitional housing. She was especially excited about starting a job at Spectrum’s One Stop Detail Shop, a new automotive detailing business in South Burlington that’s designed to give clients on-the-job training and employment skills. Verette, who will supervise, expects the business to open in June. On her left forearm, Merchant sports a tattoo of a jagged heart-monitor line that ends with the words “Just live.” Asked about its meaning, she explained, “I’ve been through a lot. I look at it, and it just reminds me that my heart is still beating, so I might as well still live.” What role have Redmond and Spectrum played for her? “Mark is my buddy!” Merchant yelled loudly enough for him to hear. “If it weren’t for Spectrum, I don’t know where I’d be today.”

Unshaken Faith In his story at the Moth, Redmond recalled the application for the Connecticut charter school he helped found. In it, children had their own one-page section to fill out. Among other things, it asked them to finish this sentence: “I would like you to know that I…” Most of the kids wrote things like “I’m a Red Sox fan” or “I love my dog,”


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he told at the Moth. But that’s not the world in which he and his clients live. In 2013, four years after Torres was released from prison, Redmond got a call from the man’s New York employer. The company was firing him for being high on the job. Redmond immediately phoned his old friend and asked, “Are you using drugs again?” he recalled. Torres admitted he was using cocaine. In October 2014, Torres was convicted of sexually assaulting a child. Neither Mark nor Marybeth Redmond will discuss his crime publicly, except to say that Torres will spend the rest of his life behind bars. For the Redmonds, it was a devastating setback that tested the limits of their faith. Redmond put it like this: “Some people just need to be separated from society for the rest of their lives.” While Torres’ betrayal is the worst he has experienced, he said, he tries not to think about it much anymore. Ultimately, he said, people must live with the consequences of their choices. Despite that bitter disappointment, Redmond maintains his optimism and underlying belief in the goodness of people. At times, he admitted, his trusting nature hasn’t been the best quality in a leader. More than once, he said, he’s

been warned that an employee or board member was working to undermine his efforts. In an April 2014 Huffington Post column titled “What Advice Would You Give to a Room Full of Parents?” Redmond offered guidance that reflects his approach to running Spectrum. Believe in kids even when they don’t believe in themselves. Set limitations and boundaries. Don’t make excuses for kids, and don’t try to emotionally rescue them at every turn. “These are the basics, right?” he said with a laugh. If he were to write that column today, Redmond said, he might add one more bit of advice: Don’t dwell on the kids’ failures — or your own. He seems most energized when he’s working with young people such as Merchant, whose life story is just beginning a new chapter. And chances are good that this storyteller will help her create another captivating tale. “Someone asked me recently, ‘What’s your dream job?’” Redmond said. “I think I may be in it.” ! Contact:

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which Necco’s mother has rechristened “Burntown,” is a decaying industrial burg with a hippie/ hipster contingent, suggesting a hybrid of Barre and Montpelier (it has a college). Necco knows all of Burntown’s “secret shortcuts, its shadowy forgotten places that college students, nine-to-fivers, and comfortable families who walk these streets never see.” With vibrant description, McMahon draws chills and poignancy from this landscape of derelict Victorian mills, secret tunnels and foliage-choked riverbanks where homeless women snort a drug called the Devil’s Snuff. Mainstream Ashford yields colorful characters, too. Among those whose lives have been shaken by the latest murder are Theo, a lesbian Catholic schoolgirl on the run from a drug dealer; and Pru, a lonely cafeteria lady who dreams of starring in the circus. Watching these two cross paths with Necco and form an unlikely power trio is one of the novel’s great pleasures. When it comes to making all of these disparate elements cohere in the novel’s denouement … well, let’s just say McMahon doesn’t stick the landing. In large part, that’s because she’s led us to expect truly stunning contortions. From the start, nothing about the Sandeski family history quite adds up. McMahon teases us with the possibility that the murder Miles witnessed was actually a twisted primal scene, the Chicken Man his own father. As an adult, Miles publishes a popular selfhelp book, inspired by a trinket of his mother’s, advancing the Jungian-esque theses that “each person was living her own myth” and “we’re all capable of doing something terrible.” This is heady stuff. But McMahon’s eventual unmasking of her villain doesn’t do justice to all the foreshadowing and





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And the story is still only getting started. The Sandeskis’ enigmatic, transgenerational nemesis soon resurfaces, leaving more corpses in his wake. If this sounds confusing, it is — largely because McMahon uses Necco’s amnesia to withhold large swaths of vital information from the reader. Happily, however, she also supplies stronger characters to ground us, drawing on her vividly imagined setting. In the past, McMahon has gotten significant mileage out of the iconography of rural Vermont — creepy things hiding in the woods. Here, she changes things up with an urban milieu. Ashford, Vt.,



leaves readers scratching their heads over a few too many implausibilities. Perhaps Burntown is a victim of its own ambition: In just 300 pages, the novel combines elements of a multigenerational family saga and a smalltown portrait. Toss in spiritualism and intimations of cosmic forces at work, force all this into the form of a whodunit, and you have a recipe for reader letdown. After the taste of that unsatisfactory ending fades, however, the atmosphere and imagery of Burntown linger. McMahon is growing as a writer, giving us richer, grittier settings and more distinct voices with each successive novel. When she dangles a tantalizing hook in her next book, we’ll be right there to see where it leads. !


ontpelier author Jennifer McMahon can write a killer first scene. Over the course of eight suspense novels, she’s always excelled most at hooking the reader, even as her themes and structures have grown more ambitious, her characterizations deeper. Where she invariably falls short — in this reader’s estimation — is in satisfying the breathless expectations she’s established. In this regard, her new novel, Burntown, is no exception. Yet there’s much to praise in this book. McMahon moves beyond the gothic tropes that were the staples of her earlier thrillers — missing girls, spooky places — to take a jaunt into the realm of magic realism. So, about that killer first scene. It’s 1975, and 10-year-old Miles Sandeski watches as a man wearing a chicken mask strolls up to his beautiful, sunbathing mother. The boy “feels as if he’s somehow slipped into one of his Saturday morning cartoons”— until the Chicken Man slits his mother’s throat. Miles’ father, the prime suspect, commits suicide in police custody, leaving Miles obsessed with clearing his name. The tool he hopes to use is a bizarre one: a set of antique plans that, according to family lore, were stolen from Thomas Edison and outline a machine for communicating with the dead. From here, McMahon’s presenttense narrative rockets forward in time, shifting focus rapidly in its first 30 pages. Miles is not the protagonist, as we may initially assume. And the Edison machine, which he successfully builds, turns out to be more trouble than it’s worth. A spirit voice guides the adult Miles — now a husband, father and college professor — to a mysterious antagonist who strikes out at the Sandeski family during a flood. At this point, the narrative abruptly jumps four years forward to focus on Miles’ daughter, now a young homeless woman known as Necco. Her father’s fate remains uncertain, as Necco has frustratingly incomplete memories of how she and her mother came to live under a bridge with a group of vagrant mystics who call themselves Fire Eaters.

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hen Doma Thapa arrived in Vermont in 2012, she had a high school diploma in hand but wasn’t sure she’d find a job. A year later, she told her distant relative Chandra Pokhrel, “Uncle, I want to open my own store.” Now in her twenties, the Bhutanese woman grew up in a refugee camp in Nepal. She attended cosmetology courses in that country and in India, then ran a small beauty shop in a market just minutes from the camp. In Vermont, Thapa’s first job was at a soap factory. But later positions at beauty shops in Burlington Town Center and University Mall nurtured her desire to become an entrepreneur. Late last year, when Pokhrel, co-owner of Burlington Employment Agency, bought the building at 1 Intervale Avenue in the Old North End, he offered Thapa the opportunity to open her own shop. Today, Thapa’s Threading Beauty Studio is one of half a dozen or so aesthetics shops run by Bhutanese women in the greater Burlington area. Since the first families from that community resettled in Vermont in 2008, the Bhutanese have made their mark on the local landscape with restaurants and clothing and grocery stores. So it’s not surprising to see them making inroads in this area, too, said Ashley Michelle Fowler of Mercy Connections. Fowler is the nonprofit’s communications and development associate and an instructor in the Women’s Small Business Program. She sees the Bhutanese women’s endeavors in the context of two decades of waves of immigration in Vermont. “What we see time and time again is that each refugee population from these different cultures tends to have an entrepreneurial bent, and they each take a different approach,” Fowler said. “When the Bosnians first came in the ’90s ... we started seeing more European restaurants,” Fowler continued. “When the Vietnamese came, we saw an increase in nail salons and Vietnamese food shops and Asian markets.” Likewise, women from various African countries have begun making products and selling them at farmers markets, she said. “It’s a big responsibility owning a business,” said Chandra Guragai, a Bhutanese woman who purchased a nail salon in Essex and reopened it last September as Creative Nails & Eyebrow Threading. For Thapa and Guragai, also in her twenties, it made sense to capitalize on previously acquired skills to establish a stable career. Both cited having more control over their working hours as key to their choice of self-employment. “I feel like this [studio] is like my house,” said Thapa. Because she is not certified in Vermont as a cosmetologist, Thapa currently offers only eyebrow threading, a skill she learned when she was 11. The ancient hair removal technique, an alternative to plucking and waxing, originated in Asia. During a recent interview, Thapa began the process of threading a customer’s eyebrows by holding one end of a spool of cotton thread in her mouth. She used both hands to double and twist the thread to form a


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taut bow-tie shape. Next, she rapidly rolled the twisted center back and forth across her customer’s eyebrow, pulling sections of hair from the follicles. “You doing OK?” Thapa asked her customer, Seven Days writer Rachel Elizabeth Jones, a minute into the threading session. Her hands never stopped moving rhythmically, hypnotizing this reporter. “Uh-huh,” Jones replied. Another minute passed before Thapa spoke again. “OK, you want to see the difference?” “Oh, nice!” Jones exclaimed as she checked out her reflection in the mirror. Thapa smiled knowingly.

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Your Vermont home for custom design and jewelry repair since 1975. Although the Bhutanese woman is happy to have her own business, “My dream is to be a cosmetologist,” Thapa said. She’d like to fill the empty black shelves in the lilac interior of her shop with cosmetics. But she lacks the necessary certification. (The State of Vermont requires no certification for eyebrow threading.) “Sometimes I feel very frustrated in the United States,” Thapa lamented. “I have skill, but I don’t have license. If I’m in Nepal, I can do this and that ... Here, I need license for everything. “I don’t know where to get it,” she added. Like Thapa, Guragai took a cosmetology course in Nepal, but she also gained Vermont certification through the Center for Technology in Essex. Her high school guidance counselor, she said, advised her to enroll, helping her nail down her postgraduation plans. Selena LeClair, admissions director at the O’Briens Aveda Institute, said she has seen an increase in the number of foreign-born cosmetology students over



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the past two years. The short duration of the course and its tuition — substantially cheaper than a college education — make cosmetology an attractive career option, she said. “Entrepreneurship is definitely trending,” said Carmen Tall, director of the Women’s Small Business Program at Mercy Connections. “[It] maximizes strength, minimizes weaknesses.” Although the nonprofit hasn’t seen a greater number of former refugees enrolling in the program over the years, Tall said some had attended her Introduction to Self-Employment class. New American entrepreneurs such as Thapa face the challenge of navigating institutions in a new culture. Although she’s proficient in English, she needed Pokhrel’s help when she started her business. “So many paperwork,” she recalled. “The language of business is complex,” said Fowler of Mercy Connections. Even U.S.-born entrepreneurs need help deciphering the jargon, she noted. And new arrivals may depend on their social networks, such as relatives who are entrepreneurs themselves, instead of approaching organizations like Mercy. Thapa said she faces more hurdles in her business because she lacks the assistance of her husband, who remains in Nepal.

Such problems are familiar to Jennifer Tran, a Vietnamese single mother who opened her own nail salon in 2005, when she was in her mid-thirties. The language barrier was formidable, she said: “Learning to speak English was very difficult, and the culture [is] different.” But the nail technician made “a lot American friends,” who helped her with the paperwork. Today she’s the owner of Allure Salon in South Burlington. Like Thapa, Tran worked for other business owners before she decided to set up her own shop. Also like her younger Bhutanese peer, she wasn’t a novice entrepreneur when she arrived in the U.S. in 2000. Before immigrating to Vermont, Tran worked at her father’s company. Today, her daughter, Ly, helps her at the shop and looks set to inherit the business. “It’s easy for me,” the younger Tran said — her mother laboriously established a regular customer base. The early years were challenging, Jennifer Tran said. She worked long hours with few customers. Although she bought advertisements in newspapers, the most effective marketing tool, she discovered, was word of mouth. These days, Burlington’s Bhutanese entrepreneurs have found creative ways to attract new customers, including social media and public events. Guragai has volunteered her skills at the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction and at a fashion show organized by the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. The congregants and models were her walking billboards, and she handed out her business cards at both events. “It’s better to see many people in one place,” said Guragai’s husband, Dharma Adhikari. “If we focus on Nepali [people], we won’t grow at all.” Similarly, Thapa is working on building a more diverse customer base. The first step will be refurbishing her studio to improve the experience for clients. Some are shy about having passersby see them getting their chins, upper lips and sideburns threaded, said Thapa, who plans to install curtains for privacy. She also hopes to sell clothing at her shop to boost pedestrian traffic. Thapa’s aim, once her business is successful, is to become an employer herself. One thing that won’t change is her mission: “I want to make everybody beautiful.” !

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ric George is trying to be better about living in the moment, taking risks and listening to his instincts. Those are admirable traits in a musician — or anyone, really. And they generally serve the young Burlington songwriter and bandleader well, musically speaking. But in other facets of his life, George’s newfound daring has seen mixed, albeit entertaining, results. Recently, George was busking on Church Street Marketplace, as he does virtually whenever the weather allows. A very large man with a very small dog happened by to catch a tune. When he finished playing, George told the man earnestly, “You know, I don’t usually like cats. But I think yours is adorable.” If the man got the joke, he didn’t appreciate it. “He didn’t find that funny at all,” says George, cracking a wry, disbelieving grin. George is an affable 26-year-old with short brown hair, kind-looking eyes and an easy smile. Sitting at a patio table in front of Burlington’s Radio Bean, he

wears a white button-down set off by a sharp bolo tie and a faded denim jacket adorned with patches on the sleeves. He looks every bit the part of a traveling folk troubadour, down to the fiddle case leaning beside him. The instrument is another clue to George’s desire to push himself out of his comfort zone. He’s vowed to busk this summer exclusively using his fiddle, which he’s been playing for just three years, because strumming guitar on the street was starting to bore him. George’s conscious efforts to loosen up are manifesting throughout his musical endeavors. And his new approach is making him an ascendant figure in the Burlington scene. You can see it in the laid-back way he leads his rambunctious house band at the Bean for Honky Tonk Tuesday — a popular weekly gig he inherited from local country crooner Brett Hughes a little more than a year ago. You can see it in his invitingly casual solo gigs — such as his upcoming show at McKee’s Pub & Grill in Winooski this

Friday, May 5, as part of the mammoth Waking Windows music festival. George’s rise is evident, too, in his increasingly prodigious, and diverse, recorded output. Take, for example, his latest record, Smoke the Fire Gives. Like most twangy songwriters, George steeps his take on Americana in bourbon and Delta clay. His earlier recordings, especially his 2015 self-titled debut, presented a vagabond tunesmith cut from similar patchwork cloth as Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Bob Dylan. Those hand-me-down influences hardly make George unique in the world of folk and country music. But he has detoured onto a dusty side road of his own by siphoning modernity and charm into his songs. “[Eric] is so well schooled in Americana, and he honors those traditions,” says Burlington songwriter Zack DuPont of indie-folk duo the DuPont Brothers. “But he also has a really contemporary approach to melody and progressions. So there’s this comfort

and familiarity to his music, but he’s not afraid to mess around and push boundaries.” George’s new album bears out that assessment. The song “Stranger to You,” which opens the record, is reminiscent of Pete Seeger’s classic folk tune “Precious Friend,” particularly in its bouncy, fingerpicked guitar progression. But, unlike Seeger’s ode to friendship, this one is a breakup song, and a cynical one at that. “I’m just a stranger to you / That sure seems strange to me / I’m just here passing through / Seems like you’ve got something to prove,” sings George with sweet, boyish sincerity. Then comes the unharmonious rebuke to his suddenly less-than-precious friend: “But it might be hard to sing along / When all you wanna do is sing your song.” If she has a change of heart, George’s ex could sing along rather easily. Smoke the Fire Gives was released with an accompanying songbook, complete with lyrics, guitar tablature and illustrations for each song by San Francisco-based artist and Vermont expat Frances Cannon. “The music is really only half of this project,” says George, noting that he got the idea of adding art from a Donovan LP he discovered at his day job at Burlington Records. “I’m not even a Donovan fan,” he says. “But I thought it was so cool how each song had its own little piece of art.” George printed the book’s pages on his own printing press and, with the help of friends lured by the promise of free pizza, hand-stitched the bindings with string. “He’s hands-on with everything he does,” says DuPont, who recently played a monthlong weekly residency at Burlington’s Light Club Lamp Shop with George. George wrote and recorded Smoke last summer, following a romantic split. The songbook is prefaced with a passage from Rumi that lends the album its name, describing the indefinable and intangible nature of love: “These words are the smoke the fire gives off as it absolves its defects, as eyes in silence, tears, face. Love cannot be said.”



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George says he composed much of George. “They want to hear the songs the album while watching the world they loved when they were young.” That’s why he has a full repertoire of go by at a patio table in front of Dobrá Tea, guitar and notebook in hand. golden oldies by the likes of Williams, Accordingly, the record has a keen Ernest Tubb and George Jones. For observational quality, which acts as a Honky Tonk Tuesday, George and his counterbalance to the forceful emo- bandmates also lean on more recent tional gusts of his subject matter. While classic country artists, such as Willie he never obscures his feelings, George is Nelson and Merle Haggard. They play rarely confessional, instead deploying a the occasional original — if it’s dancevariety of metaphors, parables and per- able enough. “One thing we’ve learned is that ceptions to explore love and loss. “It’s hiding in plain sight,” says people want to get funky,” says George. Hughes of George’s public writing set- “But I could stand up there and play ting. “And he managed to dovetail his super-traditional stuff all night. That social interactions with his observations would be a dream come true. I just want and the ability to get into and out of his to yodel.” Though Smoke came out just a couple head. And that kid writes great songs. of weeks ago, George has alThey’re classic, great songs.” ready finished recording his It’s no surprise that next album, which he hopes Hughes is a fan. He handto release this summer or fall picked George to succeed on vinyl. A partnership with him after 10 years as the Madaila bassist and Future ringleader of Honky Tonk Fields cofounder Jer Coons, Tuesday. the record is his “best album “I wanted somebody who yet,” he says, and “the album would dig back and stick that I feel I was finally fully with the real honky-tonk E RIC GEORGE in control of.” feel of things, somebody who George says his experiwas hungry enough to keep ence leading the Honky it going,” says Hughes. “I had a feeling he’d really take to it. I love his singing, Tonk Tuesday Band and recording his I love his playing, I love his songs, and own albums and those of friends has I love his stage presence. He was the increased his confidence and sensitivity regarding what he wants out of a record. right guy.” Holding down the weekly classic It’s fair to wonder if his efforts to be country-music session requires more more attuned to his instincts — whether than just talent and drive. Its leader they guide him to write songs or to playneeds a wealth of material to draw fully tease strangers — have played a from and an appreciation of the genre’s role in his recent artistic evolution. “The older I get, the more I aphistory. George rolled into the gig with preciate not just what’s on a song but exactly that. A native of Sharon, Mass., what’s not on a song,” George says. “If he learned about Americana music from you listen, the song will tell you what it a high school teacher, Joe Fletcher, who fronts the highly regarded New England wants.” ! country band Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons. His former instructor has Disclosure: Dan Bolles was a cofounder of become something of a mentor to Honky Tonk Tuesday. George and even provided the artwork Contact: for his 2016 EP, Anchor Up, Sail Home. George has also built up his country bona fides in a second, far more unlikely INFO manner. Since graduating from the Eric George performs on Friday, May 5, 9 p.m., University of Vermont with an anthro- at McKee’s Pub & Grill in Winooski as part of Waking Windows. pology degree in 2012, he’s spent years gigging regularly at retirement homes George hosts Honky Tonk Tuesday weekly at 10 p.m. at Radio Bean in Burlington. $5. and assisted living centers. “Those folks don’t want to hear your Smoke the Fire Gives is available at new song about some girlfriend,” says



ugust Wilson’s Fences is a play to listen to as much as watch. The very rhythm of speech defines characters and reveals emotion, and Wilson’s words express cultural truths through individual stories. The language is colloquial, the setting a backyard in a poor neighborhood in Pittsburgh, but the speeches ascend to turning-point intensity. JAG Productions has chosen to begin its planned presentation of Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle with Fences. The playwright’s ambitious Cycle is a view of the African American experience in the 20th century, with each play set in a different decade. Most take place in the same Pittsburgh neighborhood. Written third, Fences falls at the chronological midpoint, in the late 1950s. It premiered in 1985 and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Troy Maxson is a 53-year-old African American garbage collector, unremarkable on the surface. Wilson invests him with a raconteur’s self-confidence and a fierce streak of resentment. Then he surrounds him with a friend and family who take pleasure in being his audience and hope, in different ways, for a bit of his love. But duty and regret make Troy too tempestuous to dole out much. He gives his adult son, Lyons, a hard time about his lack of a steady job, willfully ignoring the joy the young man finds in music. Or does he? Because, as much as Troy scolds him, Lyons ends up with the $10 he asks to borrow and takes in his dad’s long lecture with a smile on his face. If Troy is frustrating, he is also fascinating. Friends and family have to make peace with the best and the worst in him. His old friend, Bono, likes to share a bottle of gin and listen to Troy’s stories, but he can’t condone his friend’s philandering. Troy’s son Cory is in high school and shows an aptitude for football, but Troy blocks a recruiter from opening the door to college football. His brother Gabriel sustained a head wound in World War II that left him mentally impaired, and Troy both champions and exploits him. Troy and Rose take great pleasure in their marriage, but it’s built on a fragile balance of sacrifice and need that only love could bring into equilibrium. Troy fights, drinks and womanizes, but no single deed defines him. He




RIVETING EVEN AT HIS MOST REPREHENSIBLE. fights, all right — against the sanitation company that keeps him picking up garbage and not driving the truck. He fights his dreams, as a former Negro League baseball star who came along before Jackie Robinson and never got to the majors. He fights his father, and then his son. If it can be believed, he once fought the devil himself, but that’s just how Troy talks, always surrounded by people who will listen. Troy makes a myth of himself — the only way a person of so many contradictions can cohere. He’s a family man who missed his first son’s childhood while in jail; he’s devoted to his wife, Rose, but eyes every woman in his path; he’s charming and cruel, a dreamer and a realist, self-aware and self-deceived. The miracle of this play is that Troy remains riveting even at his most reprehensible. Fences is constructed of one-to-one relationships, but this production is at its best in the monologues that showcase individual characters. The friendship between Bono and Troy fades without a great sense of loss, and the tension between father and son has more outward fury than inward anguish. But in Troy’s expansive stories, Rose’s realizations and the supporting characters’ reflections, everyday struggles become captivating.

Left to right: Nathaniel J. Ryan, Brian Anthony Wilson and Ralph McCain

Brian Anthony Wilson, as Troy, has the large stature and melodious voice to give the character commanding presence. Wilson enters with a swagger and a stiff hip, a physical contradiction that exemplifies Troy as a paradox. The actor summons majesty from his voice and fire from his presence. While Troy rants, Rose peels potatoes. Danielle Lee Greaves captures Rose’s tunnel-vision optimism with an easy smile that can break into radiance. As Lyons, Nathaniel J. Ryan stretches his fingers wide to show his father how little it would take to lend him $10. Within that gesture, and his relaxed slouch against the porch, Ryan conveys the son’s acceptance of what little his father will give. Ralph McCain plays Bono with stately dignity. He creates an aura around Troy just by listening intently but isn’t afraid to answer back when the time comes. Jolie Garrett, as Gabriel, hits the play’s final note with transformative power. As Cory, Gabriel Jenkinson is at his best sorting out just what his father gave him as he sings his dad’s favorite song with a blend of melancholy and happiness. Third grader Celia Graham shows fine stage presence as Raynell and makes her reactions look real, not rehearsed.

Director and company founder Jarvis Antonio Green places the characters in languid comfort in that simple backyard, as if they had all the time in world, then lets the story and his skillful blocking trigger their confrontations. The set, designed by Carl Tallent, is richly detailed, down to the power line slung between two row houses. The sharp lines of the house and porch stand out in relief against the blur of a decaying city, a visible testament to Troy’s pride and struggle. On a nicely realized tree in the yard hangs a baseball on a rope, with a bat leaning against the trunk. Troy takes away his son’s dream but leaves his own hanging in the air, a baseball to hit, or to hate. Wilson’s play is an eloquent statement of a character’s need to control attention once the ability to control events is lost. If you listen to Troy Maxson, you’ll hear his pain and his power. ! Contact:

INFO Fences by August Wilson, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, produced by JAG Productions. Through May 7. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m.; and Sunday at 5 p.m. at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. $17-30.


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ose Thackeray parked her Honda Accord behind the Price Chopper on Burlington’s Shelburne Road one recent afternoon and walked to the compost receptacles at the rear of the building. She arrived with a canvas Whole Foods Market shopping bag to fill with food and an open mind about what to cook for dinner. Thackeray, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Vermont, proceeded to stuff her bag with an assortment of produce: cucumber, celeriac, onions, broccoli rabe, apples, bananas, potatoes, green pepper and a lemon. She popped a few grapes into her mouth, a snack while scanning the goods. “Today’s a good day, guys,” Thackeray said to a Seven Days reporter and photographer who were watching. “The universe wanted to show you what’s up.” Had Thackeray not intercepted this produce, it would have been picked up by a composter who collects food waste from the Price Chopper three times a week. Although Thackeray retrieved the food from 32-gallon compost containers and stood on her two feet to procure it, the practice is known as dumpster diving. People who take food from waste receptacles are sometimes called freegans. Thackeray, who’s been diving for about a year, knows the drill at Price Chopper. The compost bins on the south side of the back alley are filled with food awaiting collection. One container held loaves of bread and stray slices; in another, the green tops of pineapples were visible — castoffs from the store’s fruit salad, Thackeray surmised. A couple of bins held a composite of food so mushy and gross that it was hard to distinguish what was what, but other contents could’ve been dumped from the salad bar: shredded cheese, croutons, pasta, bits of lettuce, sliced meat. Thackeray passed over some discarded calla lilies, though she said she sometimes gathers a bouquet. She also rejected loose greens and avoided anything with “gunk” on it.

“I’m learning to be pickier,” Thackeray said. “Sometimes I get a stomachache.” But, this time, she left with plenty of food for dinner. With some quinoa she had at home, she planned to make a stir-fry. “It looks like I just went to the market or something,” Thackeray noted, examining LISTEN IN ON LOCAL FOODIES...

her haul. She estimates she gets twothirds of her food by this method. Her primary sources are this Price Chopper and the Shaw’s in Waterbury. “It’s technically a form of gleaning,” Thackeray said. “Gleaning takes many forms, and it has a long history in many cultures. And this is how a 21st-century college student is practicing it.”


Thackeray is majoring in environmental studies and is a teaching assistant in an introductory course. Her concentration is in food, land and communities. She dreams of owning a piece of land where she can produce food and bring people together. “Looking inside a dumpster is the beginning, my first point of intervention,” Thackeray said. “I’m always thinking about food waste.” A waste composition study for Vermont, completed in 2012, indicates that roughly 100,000 tons of organic material reaches the landfill every year, according to Josh Kelly, materials management chief for the Agency of Natural Resources. Of that amount, some 60 percent, or 60,000 tons, is food waste, he said. With the implementation of Act 148, Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law that is being phased in, state officials hope to reduce landfill food waste by at least a third, according to Kelly. On the late-April afternoon when Thackeray helped herself to the food waste on Shelburne Road, a Price Chopper employee came out a back door and confronted her. “Hey, folks,” the woman said, “you can’t go through these buckets.” The gleaner, the photographer and the reporter drove away in their separate cars. A spokeswoman for Price Chopper, a supermarket chain based in Schenectady, N.Y., said the company has no formal policy about dumpster diving because it “hasn’t been an issue.” The incident in Burlington marked only the second time in 10 years she had heard of such an event, said Mona Golub, Price Chopper’s vice president of public relations and consumer services. “I find it disturbing that someone would be picking food out of a bin that has been deemed inedible, or not deemed for human consumption,” she said. “We don’t have an expectation that anybody would be taking food out SCRAPPING BY

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of those composting bins for their own consumption.” Price Chopper has a “fresh recovery” program, part of its waste-management system, that the company employs “to be sure that the food we consider unsalable but still edible gets to hungry people in our communities,” Golub said. She noted that the 15 Price Chopper supermarkets in Vermont donated a half-million pounds of food to the Vermont Foodbank last year. The morning after Thackeray was told to stop dumpster diving, she said she would always respect “the power and authority” of an official who asks her to leave. But she plans to continue taking and eating discarded food — though she acknowledged that her chemist father and biologist mother “aren’t down with it.” “Dumpster diving, for me, is a form of resistance,” Thackeray declared. According to Sgt. Wade Labrecque of the Burlington Police Department, there is no criminal law against dumpster diving. An issue that might arise concerns trespassing on private property, he said, especially if a person is physically inside the dumpster. In 16 years on the force, Labrecque said he’s received just one complaint about dumpster diving — from Lake Champlain Chocolates on Pine Street. Perhaps the most experienced and knowledgeable “diver” in Burlington is Phinneus Sonin, 46, owner of Junktiques Collective. His junk/antique shop on North Winooski Avenue, which he opened in 2003, is built on other people’s trash — about 90 percent of the initial inventory came from dumpsters. “Nobody has a creative solution about how to get this [discarded] product to someone else,” Sonin said. Junktiques was “inspired by UVM students putting their whole life out on the street” during spring move-outs. Sonin claimed he has eaten from dumpsters since 1990 and has never gotten sick. “It’s a resource that’s going untapped,” he said. On New Year’s Eve 2014, Sonin opened a café in the Old North End called Psychedelicatessen. Its distinguishing feature was that diners could choose how much to pay for their meals. Some people paid nothing for dinner, while others would leave $20 for dumplings. Stir-fry dishes were made with ingredients that Sonin recovered from dumpster dives, he said. Nightly specials were based on what he found in compost bins at local grocery stores.


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Fruit smoothies also used discarded produce — bananas, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries that were washed and then frozen. His primary source was a supermarket in Essex Junction, Sonin revealed. “I kept it a secret, but it’s long gone,” he said — Psychedelicatessen closed in the summer of 2015. “I’m not taking rotten food,” Sonin said. “I’m taking perfectly good food, cleaning it and re-serving it to people.”

Ren Weiner, a doughnut baker who lives in Winooski, said her first dumpster dive was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York’s Westchester County when she was in high school. “Me and some punk friends had read about dumpster diving, and we decided to do it — and found tons of food,” Weiner said. “When you’re a 16-yearold kid, a dumpster full of doughnuts is like finding gold.”

Soon she discovered an organization called Food Not Bombs, a decentralized collective that gathers excess food and gives it away. “That was my version of going on tour with Phish — doing Food Not Bombs across the country,” said Weiner, 31. “Hopping trains, going to protests.” Dumpster diving as a means of reducing food waste was a “moral” issue for her, Weiner said. The goal was to ask first if the food was available. The group checked dumpsters behind stores and at processing sites. The No. 1 thing she consumed from them, Weiner recalled, was Odwalla juice “If something’s in a dumpster, it’s fair game,” she said. “But if it has a lock, it’s trespassing. You leave a dumpster cleaner than you found it. You never take everything: There’s always a chance that somebody else is going to come through and be hungry, too.” Weiner has a long interest in and commitment to food justice. She recently started work as a cook for the Good Food Truck, a Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf vehicle that delivers free meals to low-income Vermonters. In her baking, Weiner uses spent grains from a brewery and seconds from a farm. “Let’s use things that are delicious and awesome and maybe not being utilized,” Weiner said. “We’re following all the food sanitation guidelines, working on a small level, trying to create products that will actually mitigate food waste and raise the popularity of them.” At the end of the semester last fall, Thackeray invited her students to her Burlington home for a final project. To make snacks, she went to the Price Chopper compost bins hoping to find avocados for guacamole. But that Sunday morning in early December, she found more salvageable food than expected. “So I went crazy,” she said. Thackeray brought home pizza dough, tomatoes, asparagus and other vegetables. The students made tomato sauce from the compost haul. They calculated the retail cost of the free food (more than $70), fashioned a tablecloth from newspapers and made placemats out of dog-food bags. The project is documented in a video takeoff of the Netflix series “Chef ’s Table.” With her guests gathered at the table to eat, Thackeray described the meal: “We used our world-renowned dumpster-trash pizza sauce, with our tomatoes and toppings locally sourced from our neighborhood Price Chopper dumpster. We put a lot of love into rescuing your meal tonight.” !



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grandma’s stirring spoon, which her husband whittled for her with a pocket knife. While Bove’s is currently open for catering and visitors, grand opening festivities won’t happen until after Labor Day, when the family will invite some of their most loyal — and famous — customers to celebrate with them. “Sen. [PATRICK] LEAHY and [Sen.] BERNIE [SANDERS] will come up for the grand opening,” Bove said. “Bernie and [wife] JANE were regular customers every Saturday night. He would get his pork chops, and Jane would get her vodka sauce.” The catering business, said Bove, is a valuable opportunity to reconnect with the people he and his family

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began baking granola and cookies in the new location. As soon as her hood is installed, she’ll start cranking out her line of hot sauces, including one made with the ALCHEMIST’s Heady Topper. The new digs will have quite an impact on production. Last year, Fitts Georges bought 6,500 pounds of chile peppers from area farmers for her sauces. This year, she’s got 17,000 pounds headed her way from all over the state. “I started talking to farmers in February and placing orders,” she said. “I’m working with 10 farmers this year.”


Time to don your walking shoes: Cocktail Walk kicks off its 2017 summer season on Main Street in Winooski this Thursday. Mix and mingle with other locals while sipping creative cocktails — many featuring crystal-clear Snowdrop gin from Saxtons River Distillery — crafted by the fine barkeeps at Misery Loves Co., Mule Bar and Waterworks Food + Drink. Hungry? The ticket price includes seasonally inspired snacks courtesy of the chefs at each location.

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n a recent Tuesday in April, Dan Cahill, land steward at Burlington’s Parks, Recreation & Waterfront department, squatted in the woods of the city’s Intervale, digging with a hand in the dead leaves. Cahill was looking for the first signs of fiddleheads, the whorled shoots of the ostrich fern that mark the arrival of spring. “Not for another two weeks,” he judged, nodding appraisingly at the patch. In early May, the fiddleheads emerge from their dark crowns on the forest floor, pushing up unfurled heads in papery, copper-colored shells. And with them, Cahill knows, come the harvesters. He’s seen an increasing number of foragers in the past couple of years, he said, running the gamut from casual locavores to commercial harvesters filling garbage bags to, recently, an influx of Bhutanese and Nepali immigrants. Cahill is worried about the impact of all that harvesting on the area’s fiddleheads. “Based on the popularity and the overharvesting we’re seeing in surrounding areas, and what’s happening nearby, we feel that the population of this park is under threat,” he said. And that’s a threat not only to the local ecosystem, but also to the continued existence of one of the most popular wild edibles on Vermont chefs’ spring menus. The past few springs, said Cahill, 36, he’s started spotting more park visitors — and fern crowns that have been picked bare. Conservationists have called him to express their concerns about the impact of foraging on the ecosystem. Nick Warner, executive director of the Winooski Valley Park District, has received calls about harvesting, too. Last spring, he told Cahill, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service Office in Burlington alerted him that fiddleheads were being sent by mail. Cahill has witnessed foragers making their way into the Intervale’s McKenzie Park, the city’s most remote and untouched land, and leaving with bulging garbage bags of fiddleheads. Once, he said, he saw foragers using a shoulder pole to carry hanging bags full of the wild edibles.


The City of Burlington manages 63 acres in the Intervale, Cahill said, of which about 30 are peppered with ostrich ferns. The ferns require specific conditions, but where they grow, they do so with fervor, abounding in the nutrient-rich floodplain between the Winooski River’s meandering curves. In the silver maple wetland forest that covers McKenzie Park, fern spores germinate during the area’s frequent flooding. Overharvesting threatens the fiddlehead population because it prevents the plant from producing enough spores to reproduce, explained Remy Crettol. He works as an environmental educator and resource specialist for Winooski Valley Park District, which owns Ethan Allen Homestead and surrounding land to the north. Winooski Valley employees say they have seen significant overharvesting, though they don’t have data to back up that claim. According to Crettol, when a crown is harvested extensively for multiple years, the plant won’t regrow. Excessive harvests can also increase

erosion and allow infiltration by invasive species, he said. “It’s not a rare plant, but it’s a significant species in this ecosystem,” Cahill said of fiddleheads. In McKenzie Park, the Old North End resident sat on a fallen tree branch, sporting a ponytail, sunglasses and muck boots. Chickadees and red-winged blackbirds caroused in the trees, and the breeze carried the scent of loam and decomposition. Currently, Cahill lacks official regulatory authority, given that the City of Burlington has no rules against picking fiddleheads. In New York, he said, ostrich ferns have been labeled “exploitably vulnerable.” Foragers can be fined $25 per plant if they’re caught harvesting fiddleheads. Cahill is not in favor of an outright ban or legislative action by the city council — at least not without community conversation, he said. He’d like to get people talking about sustainable harvesting and the value of the city’s forestland. Meanwhile, Cahill has brainstormed solutions such as holding education classes on fiddleheads, posting signs or

volunteers at popular foraging sites, and informing harvesters about sustainable practices. Up the river, Winooski Valley Park District forbids harvesting any plants or animals and posts signs to that effect. But, with three full-time employees, there’s little opportunity to enforce the regulations, said Crettol. Even when park staff do catch offenders, there’s no fine or penalty beyond a “wag of the finger,” Crettol said. “They’re still managing to make off with $200 or $300 worth of fiddleheads,” he added. Of course, not all foragers have the same priorities. Some are hobbyists, Cahill said, who pick “because it’s cool and trendy, and I can serve it to my friends for dinner.” And some foragers — or wildcrafters — see themselves as conservationists, arguing for an approach to gathering wild edibles that promotes long-term sustainability of the land. “What we teach is stewardship. That’s got to be all of our focus,” said Nova Kim, a wildcrafter and educator from Randolph. “[It] needs to be fair for the

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The District #4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Minor Applications. Copies of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site (www.nrb.state. by clicking on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Act 250 Databaseâ&#x20AC;? and entering the project number â&#x20AC;&#x153;4C1300â&#x20AC;?. No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before May 19, 2017, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing or the Commission sets the matter for hearing on its own motion. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or subcriteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other interested person must include a petition for party status. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law will

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(460) [College Street from South Champlain Street west to Battery Street, 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.] Reserved.

(164) [Reserved.] Parking shall be restricted to one vehicle only on the south side of Brookes Avenue between the driveways for 35 and 33 Brookes Avenue.

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In accordance with the Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered January 3, 2017 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage given by Arnold Sherman and Rachel C. Sherman to The Lending Connection, Inc., dated March 23, 2005 and recorded in Book 910 Page 618 of the land records of the City of Burlington, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of the following Assignment of Mortgages: (1) Assignment of Mortgage from The Lending Connection, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee dated March 25, 2005 and recorded in Book 1112 Page 593 and (2) U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage AssetBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-KS8 dated December 17, 2014 and recorded in Book 1266 Page 220 both of the land records of the City of Burlington for breach of the conditions of said mortgage



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GENERALLY SOUTHEASTERLY SIDELINE IN 3 SEGMENTS TOTALLING 311.93 FEET, A GENERALLY WESTERLY OR REAR LINE OF 120.00 FEET AND A GENERALLY NORTHWESTERLY SIDELINE OF 177.64 FEET. INCLUDED WITH SAID LOT IS A RIGHT OF WAY OVER A PORTION OF VAN PATTEN PARKWAY, SOUTH OF BILLGNS COURT AND BILLING COURT LOT INGRESS AND EGRESS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS SAID STREETS ARE ACCEPTED AS PUBLIC STREETS BY THE CITY OF BURLINGTON. FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS 029-3-013-000, SOURCE OF TITLE IS BOOK 294, PAGE 637 (RECORDED). Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which




[CONTINUED] take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale.





DATED: April 17, 2017 By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT FRANKLIN UNIT, CIVIL DIVISION VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT DOCKET NO: 522-1215 FRCV USAA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK v. DOUGLAS C. GREIG AND KRISTEN GREIG OCCUPANTS OF 58 SNOWCREST ROAD, FAIRFAX, VT MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER 12 V.S.A. sec 4952 et seq. In accordance with the Amended Judgment Order and Decree of Foreclosure entered February 15, 2017 in the above captioned action brought to foreclose that certain mortgage

given by Douglas C. Greig and Kristen Greig to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for USAA Federal Savings Bank, dated November 6, 2010 and recorded in Book 209 Page 20 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax, of which mortgage the Plaintiff is the present holder, by virtue of an Assignment of Mortgage from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for USAA Federal Savings Bank to USAA Federal Saving Bank dated April 13, 2011 and recorded in Book 244 Page 73 of the land records of the Town of Fairfax for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 58 Snowcrest Road, Fairfax, Vermont on May 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: The land and premises subject to this Security Instrument are all of the land and premises conveyed to Douglas C. Greig and Kristen Greig by deed from Gregory A. Parker and Carol J. Parker dated June 21, 2006 and recorded on July 12, 2006 in Book 178, Page 605 of the Land Records of the Town of Fairfax, County of Franklin and State of Vermont. Reference is hereby made to the above instruments and to the records and references contained therein in further aid of this description. Terms of sale: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid by a certified check, bank treasurer&#39;s or cashier&#39;s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by a certified check,


bank treasurer&#39;s or cashier&#39;s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. The mortgagor is entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the mortgage, including the costs and expenses of the sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. DATED: April 28, 2017 By: /S/Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Rachel K. Jones, Esq. Bendett and McHugh, PC 270 Farmington Ave., Ste. 151 Farmington, CT 06032 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO. 381-4-17 CNCV IN RE: ABANDONED MOBILE HOME OF DEBORAH M. OESTRIKE NOTICE OF HEARING A hearing on CDI’s Verified Complaint to declare as abandoned and uninhabitable the mobile home of Deborah M. Oestrike located at 21 Avenue C, at the mobile home park located on North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont formerly known as Farrington’s Mobile Home Park has been set for May 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit, Civil Division, 175 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401. Date: April 24, 2017. Jessica K. Merriam, DeputyClerk April 24, 2017

VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR ABANDONMENT PURSUANT TO 10 V.S.A. § 6249(h) (Auction) NOW COMES CDI Development Fund, Inc. (“CDI”), by and through its counsel Nadine L. Scibek, and hereby complains pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 6249 as follows: 1. CDI, a foreign nonprofit corporation with a principle place of business in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is the

record owner of a mobile home park located on North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont. This Park is formerly known as Farrington’s Mobile Home Park (the “Park”). CDI purchased the Park in November, 2015. 2. Deborah M. Oestrike (“Oestrike”) is the record owner of a certain mobile home, described as a 1982 Windsor mobile home, bearing serial number CWT 7014 16023 (the “Mobile Home”) located on 21 Avenue C at the North Avenue Co-op in Burlington, Vermont according to the City of Burlington Land Records. See attached Mobile Home Bill of Sale. 3. Oestrike leased a Lot in the Park from the prior Park owner for her mobile home pursuant to an oral lease. 4. Oestrike is deceased. She passed away on February 23, 2014. See attached Vermont Certificate of Death. After her death, her daughter Sherry Coulter resided in the mobile home and had a written lease with CDI. 5. The mobile home has been abandoned since November 1, 2016 when Sherry Coulter moved out. The home is empty. The last know resident of the mobile home was Sherry Coulter. No efforts or attempts have been made to remove the home from the Park. Sherry Coulter opened a probate estate for Oestrike in August of 2016 at the Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Probate Division and was named Administratrix of her late mother’s Estate. 6. CDI’s counsel contacted Coulter on January 20, 2017 by telephone. Coulter advised that she was going to try to sell the mobile home and that the mobile home is the only asset of the Estate. CDI’s counsel left a message for Coulter on February 10, 2017 and received no call back. CDI’s counsel then sent a letter to Coulter on February 15, 2017 requesting that she contact Atty. Scibek to discuss the mobile home. Again, no response from Coulter. Coulter has taken no further action with the Probate Court. 7. The following security interests, mortgages, liens and encumbrances appear of record with

respect to the mobile home: a. Oestrike is in arrears on obligations to pay property taxes to the City of Burlington, Vermont in the aggregate amount of $1,665.84, plus interest and penalties. The delinquent property taxes are now a lien on the property. 8. Licensed auctioneer Uriah Wallace is a person disinterested in the mobile home and the mobile home park who is able to sell the mobile home at a public auction. 9. Mobile home storage fees continue to accrue at the rate of $385.00 per month. Rent, storage fees, and late charges due CDI as of April 12, 2017 total $2,410.00. Attorney’s fees incurred by CDI as of April 12, 2017 exceed $500.00. 10. CDI sent written notice by certified mail to the City of Burlington on March 6, 2017 of Plaintiff’s intent to commence this action. See attached. WHEREFORE, CDI respectfully requests that the Honorable Court enter an order as follows: 1. Declare that the mobile home has been abandoned; 2. Approve the sale of the mobile home at a public auction to be held within 15 days of the date of judgment, pursuant to 10 V.S.A. § 6249(h); and 3. Grant judgment in favor of the Park Owner and against the mobile home for past due and unpaid rent and mobile home storage charges through the date of judgment, together with Park Owner’s court costs, publication and mailing costs, auctioneer’s costs, winterization costs, lot cleanup charges, attorney’s fees incurred in connection with this matter and any other costs incurred by Park Owner herein. DATED at Burlington, Vermont this 19th day of April, 2017. By: Nadine L. Scibek, Esq. Attorney for CDI

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New York this 19th day of April, 2017. By: JEREMIAH WARD Duly Authorized Agent for CDI VERIFICATION STATE OF NEW YORK CLINTON COUNTY, SS. At Plattsburgh on this 19th day of April, 2017, Jeremiah Ward, duly authorized agent of CDI Development Fund, Inc., owner of the mobile home park located on North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont formerly known as Farrington’s Mobile Home Park, being first duly sworn, made oath that he has read the foregoing Complaint, and that the facts contained therein are true. Before me, Joyce M. Seaver-Bosley, Notary Public My Commission Expires: 6-11-20 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CHITTENDEN UNIT PROBATE DIVISION DOCKET NO. 516-4-17 CNPR In re estate of Mary A. Calder NOTICE TO CREDITORS To the creditors of Mary A. Calder late of Williston. I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Date: April 24, 2017 /s/ Carolyn C. Vadeboncoeur Signature of Fiduciary Carolyn C. Vadeboncoeur Executor/Administrator: 1535 Lime Kiln Road Charlotte, VT 05445 802-598-7171

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Name of publication Seven Days Publication Date: 5/3/2017 Address of Probate Court: Vermont Superior Court, Chittenden Unit- Probate Division P.O. Box 511 Burlington, VT 05402 STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION DOCKET NO. 50-4-17 VTEC Indian Brook Properties, LLP Act 250 Land Use Permit Application #4C1289R NOTICE OF APPEAL NOW COMES Applicant, Indian Brook Properties, LLP (“IBP”), by and through its attorneys, Murphy Sullivan Kronk, and hereby appeals to the Superior Court—Environmental Division the denial of Act 250 Land Use Permit Application #4C1289R by the District #4 Environmental Commission. The application sought approval for a nine (9) lot subdivision in the Town of Essex, Vermont (the “Project”). The appeal specifically appeals the District #4 Environmental Commissions’ findings and conclusions under Criterion 9(B). IBP claims party status and status to appeal as the applicant and property owner. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: In order to participate in this appeal, you must enter an appearance in the Vermont Environmental Court within twenty (20) days of receiving this Notice of Appeal. Notices of Appearance should be mailed to Jennifer Teske, Court Office Manager, Vermont Superior Court—Environmental Division, 32 Cherry Street, Suite 303, Burlington, VT 05401. Dated: April 28, 2017 MURPHY SULLIVAN KRONK

Liam L. Murphy, Esq. ERN: 3953 275 College Street, P.O. Box 4485 Burlington, Vermont 05406-4485 (802) 861-7000 Attorneys for Indian Brook Properties, LLC.

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numbers 1-9 only once in each row, column and 3 x 3 box.



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5 6 2 7

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Fill the grid using the numbers 1-6, only once in each row and column. The numbers in each heavily outlined “cage” must combine to produce the target number in the top corner, using the mathematical operation indicated. A onebox cage should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not the same row or column.

Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each 9-box square contains all of the numbers one to nine. The same numbers cannot be repeated in a row or column.

7 8 3 ANSWERS ON P. C-9 2 4 1 = MODERATE 6 5 9 4 1 6

6 1 9 4 5 3 7 9 = CHALLENGING 8 4 2 7 7 9 8 5

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for female identified survivors of intimate partner violence, including individuals who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic violence. The support group offers a safe, confidential place for survivors to connect with others, to heal, and to recover. In support group, participants talk through their experiences and hear stories from others who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Support group is also a resource for those who are unsure of their next step, even if it involves remaining in their current relationship. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare is provided. Info: 658-1996. FAMILIES, PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF TRANSGENDER ADULTS We are people with adult loved ones who are transgender or gender-nonconforming. We meet to support each other and to learn more about issues and concerns. Our sessions are supportive, informal, and confidential. Meetings are held at 5:30 PM, the second Thursday of each month at Pride Center of VT, 255 South Champlain St., Suite 12, in Burlington. Not sure if you’re ready for a meeting? We also offer one-on-one support. For more information, email rex@ or call 845-705-5816. FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS This support group is a dedicated meeting for family, friends and community members who are supporting a loved one through a mental health crisis. Mental health crisis might include extreme states, psychosis, depression, anxiety and other types of distress. The group is a confidential space where family and friends can discuss shared experiences and receive support in an environment free of judgment and stigma with a trained facilitator. Weekly on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Downtown Burlington. Info: Jess Horner, LICSW, 866-218-8586. FCA FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Families coping with addiction (FCA) is an open community peer




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support group for adults 18 & over struggling with the drug or alcohol addiction of a loved one. FCA is not 12-step based but provides a forum for those living this experience to develop personal coping skills & draw strength from one another. Weekly on Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Turning Point Center, corner of Bank St., Burlington. (Across from parking garage, above bookstore). G.R.A.S.P. (GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING) Are you a family member who has experienced the death of a loved one to substance abuse? Find support, peer-led support group. Meets once a month on Mondays in Burlington. Please call for date and location. RSVP graspvt@gmail. com or call 310-3301.


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G.Y.S.T. (GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER) GYST creates a safe & empowering community for young men & youth in transition to come together with one commonality: learning to live life on life’s terms. Every Tue. & Thu., 4 p.m. G.Y.S.T. PYNK (for young women) meets weekly on Wed., 4 p.m. Location: North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 275 Brooklyn St., Morrisville. Info: Lisa, 851-8120.


GRIEF & RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 7-8 p.m., Franklin County Home Health Agency (FCHHA), 3 Home Health Cir., St. Albans. 527-7531.



HEARING VOICES GROUP This Hearing Voices Group seeks to find understanding of voice hearing experiences as real lived experiences which may happen to anyone at anytime. We choose to share experiences, support, and empathy.  We validate anyone’s experience and stories about their experience as their own, as being an honest and accurate representation of their experience, and as being acceptable

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exactly as they are. Weekly on Tuesday, 2-3 p.m. Pathways Vermont Community Center, 279 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 802-777-8602, abby@ HEARTBEAT VERMONT Have you lost a friend, colleague or loved one by suicide? Some who call have experienced a recent loss and some are still struggling w/ a loss from long ago. Call us at 446-3577 to meet with our clinician, Jonathan Gilmore, at Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 North Main St. All are welcome. HELLENBACH CANCER SUPPORT Call to verify meeting place. Info, 388-6107. People living with cancer & their caretakers convene for support. INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS SUPPORT GROUP Interstitial cystitis (IC) is recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder & pelvic region & urinary frequency/urgency. This is often misdiagnosed & mistreated as a chronic bladder infection. If you have been diagnosed or have these symptoms, you are not alone. We are building a Vermontbased support group & welcome you to email bladderpainvt@gmail. com or call 899-4151 for more information. KINDRED CONNECTIONS PROGRAM OFFERED FOR CHITTENDEN COUNTY CANCER SURVIVORS The Kindred Connections program provides peer support for all those touched by cancer. Cancer patients as well as caregivers are provided with a mentor who has been through the cancer experience & knows what it’s like to go through it. In addition to sensitive listening, Kindred Connections provides practical help such as rides to doctors’ offices & meal deliveries. The program has people who have experienced a wide variety of cancers. For further info, please contact sherry. LGBTQ SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE SafeSpace offers peer-led support groups for survivors of relationship, dating, emotional &/or hate violence. These groups give survivors a safe & supportive environment to tell their stories,

share information, & offer & receive support. Support groups also provide survivors an opportunity to gain information on how to better cope with feelings & experiences that surface because of the trauma they have experienced. Please call SafeSpace 863-0003 if you are interested in joining. MALE SURVIVOR OF VIOLENCE GROUP A monthly, closed group for male identified survivors of violence including relationship, sexual assault, and discrimination. Open to all sexual orientations. Contact 863-0003 for more information or MARIJUANA ANONYMOUS Do you have a problem with marijuana? MA is a free 12-step program where addicts help other addicts to get & stay clean. Ongoing Tue. at 6:30 p.m. and Sat. at 2 p.m. at Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., suite 200, Burlington. 861-3150. THE MEMORY CAFÉ The Memory Café is where people with memory loss disorders and their care partners can come together to connect and support one another. Second Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Info: 223-2518. MYELOMA SUPPORT GROUP Area Myeloma Survivors, Families and Caregivers have come together to form a Multiple Myeloma Support Group. We provide emotional support, resources about treatment options, coping strategies and a support network by participating in the group experience with people that have been though similar situations. Third Tuesday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the New Hope Lodge on East Avenue in Burlington. Info: Kay Cromie, 655-9136, NAMI CONNECTION PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS Bennington, every Tue., 1-2:30 p.m., CRT Center, United Counseling Service, 316 Dewey St.; Burlington, every Thu., 3-4:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St. (enter from parking lot); Berlin, second

Thu. monthly, 4:30-6 p.m., Central Vermont Medical Center; Newport, first Wed. of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 44 2nd St.; Rutland, every Sun., 4:30-6 p.m., Rutland Mental Health Wellness Center, 78 S. Main St.; St. Johnsbury, every Thu., 6:30-8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 47 Cherry St. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, program@ or 800639-6480. Connection groups are peer recovery support group programs for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Brattleboro, 1st Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., 1st Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro; Burlington, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6 p.m., Community Health Center, Riverside Ave., Mansfield Conference Room; Burlington, 2nd & 4th Tue. of every mo., 7 p.m., HowardCenter, corner of Pine & Flynn Ave.; Berlin, 4th Mon. of every mo., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, Room 3; Georgia, 1st Tue. of every mo., 6 p.m., Georgia Public Library, 1697 Ethan Allen Highway (Exit 18, I-89); Manchester, 4th Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 2nd floor; Rutland, 3rd Mon. of every mo., 6 p.m., Rutland Regional Medical Center, Leahy Conference Ctr., room D; Springfield, 3rd Wed. of every mo., 6:30 p.m., HCRS (café on right far side), 390 River St.; St. Johnsbury, 4th Wed. of every mo., 5:30 p.m., Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Library, 1315 Hospital Dr.; White River Junction, last Mon. of every mo., 5:45 p.m., VA Medical Center, William A. Yasinski Buidling. If you have questions about a group in your area, please contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont, info@namivt. org or 800-639-6480. Family Support Group meetings are for family & friends of individuals living mental illness. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS is a group of recovering addicts who live w/ out the use of drugs. It costs nothing to join. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop

QUEER CARE GROUP This support group is for adult family members and caregivers of queer, and/or questioning youth. It is held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Outright Vermont, 241 North Winooski Ave. This group is for adults only.

For more information, email info@outrightvt. org. QUIT TOBACCO GROUPS Are you ready to be tobacco free? Join our FREE five-week group classes facilitated by our Tobacco Treatment Specialists.  We meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  You may qualify for a FREE 8-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Contact us at (802)-847-7333 or QuitTobaccoClass@ SCLERODERMA FOUNDATION NEW ENGLAND Support group meeting held 4th Tue. of the mo., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Williston Police Station. Info, Blythe Leonard, 878-0732. SEX & LOVE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS 12-step recovery group. Do you have a problem w/ sex or relationships? We can help. Ralph, 658-2657. Visit slaafws. org or for meetings near you. SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT HOPE Works offers free support groups to women, men & teens who are survivors of sexual violence. Groups are available for survivors at any stage of the healing process. Intake for all support groups is ongoing. If you are interested in learning more or would like

Post & browse ads at your convenience. to schedule an intake to become a group member, please call our office at 864-0555, ext. 19, or email our victim advocate at advocate@ STUTTERING SUPPORT GROUPS If you’re a person who stutters, you are not alone! Adults, teens & school-age kids who stutter & their families are welcome to join one of our three free National Stuttering Association (NSA) stuttering support groups at UVM. Adults: 5:30-6:30, 1st & 3rd Tue. monthly; teens (ages 13-17): 5:30-6:30, 1st Thu. monthly; school-age children (ages 8-12) & parents (meeting separately): 4:15-5:15, 2nd Thu. monthly. Pomeroy Hall (489 Main St., UVM campus. Info:, burlingtonstutters@, 656-0250. Go Team Stuttering! SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP For those who have lost a friend or loved one through suicide. Maple Leaf Clinic, 167 N. Main St., Wallingford, 446-3577. 6:30-8 p.m. the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. SUICIDE HOTLINES IN VT Brattleboro, 257-7989; Montpelier (Washington County Mental Health Emergency Services), 229-0591; Randolph (Clara Martin Center Emergency Service), 800-639-6360. SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN who have experienced intimate partner abuse, facilitated by Circle (Washington Co. only). Please call 877-5439498 for more info.


THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS Burlington Chapter TCF meets on the 3rd Tue. of ea. mo. at 7 p.m. at 277 Blair Park Rd., Williston; for more info, call Dee Ressler, 598-8899. Rutland Chapter TCF meets on the 1st Tue. of ea. mo. at 7 p.m. at Grace Congregational Church, West St., Rutland; for more info, call Susan Mackey, 446-2278. Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) also serves bereaved parents w/ monthly peer support groups, short-term educational consultations & referrals to local grief & loss counselors. HVS is located in the Marble Works district in Middlebury. Please call 388-4111 for more info about how to connect w/ appropriate support services. TOGETHER IN RECOVERY Community members with a friend or family member affected by Opioid use are invited to come for support, discussion and encouragement. Chittenden Clinic, 75 San Remo Dr., So. Burlington. Every third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Info: 488-6456, jspagnuolo@ TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meeting. Hedding United Methodist Church, Washington St., Barre. Wed., 5:15-6:15 p.m. For info, call David at 371-8929. VEGGIE SUPPORT GROUP Want to feel supported on your vegetarian/ vegan journey? Want more info on healthy

veggie diets? Want to share & socialize at veggie potlucks, & more, in the greater Burlington area? This is your opportunity to join with other like-minded folks. veggy4life@, 658-4991. WOMEN’S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FAHC. Led by Deb Clark, RN. Every 1st & 3rd Tue., 5-6:30 p.m. Call Kathy McBeth, 847-5715. YOGA FOR FOLKS LIVING WITH LYME DISEASE Join as we build community and share what works on the often confusing, baffling and isolating path to wellness while living with Lyme disease. We will have a gentle restorative practice suitable for all ages and all levels from beginner to experienced, followed by an open group discussion where we will share what works and support one another in our quest for healing. By donation. Wear comfortable clothing. March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 2-3:30 p.m. More information at laughingriveryoga. com XA – EVERYTHING ANONYMOUS Everything Anonymous is an all encompassing 12-step support group. People can attend for any reason, including family member challenges. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Turning Point Center, 191 Bank St., Burlington. Info: 777-5508, definder@

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SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE If you have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience, join us the 3rd Thu. at the Faith Lighthouse Church, Rte. 105, Newport (105 Alderbrook), 7-9 p.m. Please call before attending. Info: Mary Butler, 744-6284.

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SURVIVORSHIP NOW Welcome, cancer survivors. Survivorship NOW has free wellness programs to empower cancer survivors to move beyond cancer & live life well. Regain your strength & balance. Renew your spirit. Learn to nourish your body with exercise & nutritious foods. Tap in to your creative side. Connect with others who understand the challenges you face. Go to survivorshipnowvt. org today to sign up. Info, 802-7771126, info@

suicide. When: 1st Wed. of each mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Location: Comfort Inn, 5 Dorset St., Burlington. Facilitators: Myra Handy, 951-5156 or Liz Mahoney, 879-7109. Request: We find it important to connect with people before their first meeting. If you can, please call one of the facilitators before you come. Thank you!

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PEER ACCESS LINE Isolated? Irritable? Anxious? Lonely? Excited? Bored? Confused? Withdrawn? Sad? Call us! Don’t hesitate for a moment.

QUEEN CITY MEMORY CAFÉ The Queen City Memory Café offers a social time & place for people with memory impairment & their fiends & family to laugh, learn & share concerns & celebrate feeling understood & connected. Enjoy coffee, tea & baked goods with entertainment & conversation. QCMC meets the 3rd Sat. of each mo., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Thayer Building, 1197 North Ave., Burlington. 316-3839.


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS (OA) Meetings in Barre Tue. 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:30-9:30 a.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Info, Valerie 279-0385. Meetings in Burlington Thurs. 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the First United Church, 21 Buell St. Info, Geraldine, 730-4273. Meetings in Johnson occur every Sun., 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Johnson Municipal Building,

PARKINSON’S DISEASE OUTREACH GROUP This group meets on the second Tuesday, 10-11:30 a.m. of the month at Pillsbury Homestead Senior Community Residence at 3 Harborview Rd., St. Albans in the conference room next to the library on the first floor. Wheelchair accessible. Info: patricia_rugg18@

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Held every 2nd Tue. of the mo., 6-8 p.m. at the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington. Newly diagnosed? Prostate cancer reoccurrence? General discussion and sharing among survivors and those beginning or rejoining the battle. Info, Mary L. Guyette RN, MS, ACNS-BC, 274-4990,


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step fellowship for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. Tue., 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct. All are welcome;

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you worry about the way you eat? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer for you. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., S. Burlington. Info: 863-2655.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 12-step. Sat., 9-10 a.m. Turning Point Center, 182 Lake St., St. Albans. Is what you’re eating, eating you? We can help. Call Valerie, 825-5481.

We understand! It is our choice to be here for you to listen. Your feelings do matter. 321-2190. Thu., Fri., Sat. evenings, 6-9 p.m.


NORTHWEST VERMONT CANCER PRAYER & SUPPORT NETWORK A meeting of cancer patients, survivors & family members intended to comfort & support those who are currently suffering from the disease. 2nd Thu. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church St., St. Albans. Info: 2nd Wed. of every mo., 6-7:30 p.m. Winooski United Methodist Church, 24 W. Allen St., Winooski. Info: hovermann4@comcast. net.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Do you promise you’ll only have one more but then you eat the whole bag? Have you tried every diet possible and nothing works? There is hope. Come to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and find out about a 12 step program of recovery. There is a solution! Turning Point Center, 191 Bank Street, Suite 200, Burlington. Weekly on Thursdays, 7 p.m. Info: Elise, 302-528-6672. OA Big|Book Solution Group of Burlington.

Rte. 15 (just west of the bridge). Info, Debbie Y., 888-5958. Meetings in Montpelier occur every Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Info, Joan, 2233079. Steps to Food Freedom Meetings in Morrisville occur every Sat., 10-11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St. Contacts: Anne, 888-2356. Big Book Meetings in Morrisville occur every Tue., 6 p.m. at the North Central Recovery Center (NCVRC), 275 Brooklyn St. Info: Debbie, 888-5958.


NAR-ANON BURLINGTON GROUP Group meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Turning Point Center (small room), 191 Bank St., Burlington. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. Info: Amanda H. 338-8106.

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The Harwood Unified Union School District (Washington West Supervisory Union) in Waitsfield, Vermont, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to the Office of Curriculum and Assessment to work in our Central Office location beginning immediately. Job responsibilities include general administrative support to the office of Director of Curriculum by coordinating and performing a variety of key administrative, communication, organizational, and support functions. This is a part-time, year-round position (3 days per week). We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. See for full description. Please send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Laura Titus, or 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7, Waitsfield, VT 05673. EOE

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Assistant Program Director, MAT/MA in Art & Design Education Position Summary: The MAT/MA Assistant Director assists with the day-to-day functioning of the Program throughout the academic year and during residency weeks. The Assistant Director creates/maintains databases and processing for student records; is responsible for related communications with relevant College offices; is responsible for regular communications with students/faculty regarding semester business; and maintains the program’s online internal sites and calendars, as well as works with faculty and IT to maintain course sites using our learning management system (moodle). In concert with the Director, the Assistant Director assists with planning residency periods and related activities as well as orienting new faculty and students. This position requires a high level of attention to detail, ability to multitask, and strong written and verbal communication skills, experience with marketing tools and an interest/background in art education. REQUIREMENTS: • BA, BFA or BA Education PREFERRED: • Familiarity with Studio Art, Art /Design Education, Education Theory and Teaching Licensure • MA/MAT in Art Education or MFA preferred TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately 20 hours/week except during lead up to and residency month when 40 hours per week is required. Proposed start date (flexible): June 5, 2017.

Managing Editor Vermont Edition

VPR has an exciting opportunity for a managing editor for its daily news magazine, Vermont Edition. Lead a dedicated program staff and produce essential and compelling programs with high audience engagement for broadcast and digital audiences.

Investigative Reporter/Editor VPR is increasing its focus on in-depth enterprise and investigative journalism. Develop and lead VPR’s investigative reporting desk with projects for broadcast and digital platforms. Produce shortand long-term projects and file stories for and newscasts. A commitment to public service and advancing public radio journalism in this exciting and changing media environment is essential in both positions.

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Cataract Project (HCP) is at the forefront of international organizations working towards the eradication of preventable and treatable blindness through high-quality ophthalmic care, education and the establishment of a worldclass eye care infrastructure. Established in 1995, HCP works in the Himalayan region of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa where lack of access to eye care results in staggering rates of unnecessary blindness.

Database and Development Coordinator

The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) seeks a dedicated fundraising professional to take primary responsibility for overseeing the development database, including gift/data entry, acknowledgement, reconciliation, reporting, mailing lists, updates and queries, and donor/ prospect research, as well as supporting overall development efforts. For more information and a full position description, please visit To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:

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PARTS COUNTER CLERK HP Fairfield, one of New England’s leading suppliers of specialty Municipal Equipment is seeking a dedicated hands-on Parts Counter Clerk for our Morrisville facility. Duties include waiting on internal and external customers, filling orders, reviewing, monitoring and placing stock orders, creating customer invoices and pack slips, inventory control, and shipping and receiving. This position requires the ability to multitask as well as excellent customer service and computer skills. Forklift experience is a plus. We offer competitive wages and benefits. If you are a dynamic individual who is self-motivated and committed to responding to customer needs, we encourage you to apply online at: EEO/M/W/PV/D



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Providing Innovative Mental Health and Educational Services to Vermont’s Children & Families.

“Make a difference in the life of a child!”- NFI Vermont, a leader in specialized trauma and adolescent development, is looking to expand our team of innovators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Competitive wages, training opportunities, flexible work schedules and family oriented culture. Excellent benefits with tuition reimbursement offered for 30 or more hour employees.

Residential Counselor NFI Hospital Diversion Program The Hospital Diversion Program of NFI VT is seeking a full time Residential Counselor. Hospital Diversion provides crisis stabilization, clinical consultation, individual treatment and discharge planning in a small, safe residential setting. Counselors provide supervision and support to youth, as well as provide a sense of safety and security. Superior interpersonal skills and ability to function well in a team atmosphere a must. B.A. in psychology or related field Seven Days required. Position is full-time with a comprehensive benefits size: 3.83” x5.25” package.

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Community Care Network seeks a Controller to join the financial team of our mid-sized non-profit located near the foothills of the Green Mountains in Central VT. The Corporate Controller will demonstrate executive skills in all areas of financial management. Reporting directly to the CFO, the Controller will direct all accounting operations to include, but not be limited to, the following: • General ledger accounting including monthly and annual closings • A/P & A/R • Management & leadership of department personnel • Federal and state compliance reporting • Oversight of annual financial statement and A-133 audit • Banking • Budget development • Management of Medicaid waiver budgets • Facilities management and development of capital budget The ideal candidate will possess the right mix of leadership and financial management skills while being a stickler for accuracy in financial reporting. The position will assist the CFO in sound financial management and internal controls to help safeguard and optimize the assets of the organization. In this very hands-on and impactful role as Controller, the selected candidate will effectively delegate, maintain accountability, and achieve results. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting plus a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience. Experience with finance in a not-for-profit human services or healthcare organization would be an asset. • Minimum of five (5) years of managerial experience overseeing a staff of at least 3-5 people. • Strong information systems experience with skills in spreadsheet development. • CPA a plus. If you’re a dedicated, bright, and highly motivated team player – we encourage you to apply today for this position. CCN is a consortium of health, human service, employment and rehabilitation programs serving the greater Rutland region. We employ and contract with more than 550 people, offering a wide variety of employment opportunities for individuals interested in helping meet the many needs of our community. We offer competitive salaries, an innovative and supportive work environment, and the opportunity to grow, all while making a difference in the lives of those who need us most. Apply online at: At CCN you’ll find more than a job. You’ll find work that matters.

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Seeking a position with a quality employer? Consider The University of Vermont, a stimulating and diverse workplace. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including tuition remission for on-going, full-time positions. This opening and others are updated daily. Executive Assistant to President - #S1083PO - Position Overview: Reporting directly to the President, provide administrative support, accommodating shifting priorities in a highly-charged environment. Perform a variety of administrative tasks to facilitate President’s ability to effectively lead the University. Use judgment in problem resolution and prioritization of issues and concerns directed at the President. Use discretion regarding disclosure and dissemination of sensitive information to internal and external constituents. Provide administrative support to the President’s spouse when applicable. The University-wide scope, and confidential/ sensitive nature of the activities of the office, are essential aspects of the position. Minimum Requirements: Associate’s degree in related field and eight years related experience required. Experience supporting a senior level administrator in a complex work environment required. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and relational database applications. Detail oriented. Ability to use keyboard with speed and accuracy. Experience with transcription required. Effective organizational, time management, recordkeeping, and logistical skills required. Communication skills, both oral and written, required. Demonstrated multicultural competency and a commitment to recruit a diverse student population. Experience in higher education desirable.

For further information on this positions and others currently available, or to apply online, please visit our website at:; Job Hotline #802-656-2248; telephone #802-656-3150. Applicants must apply for positions electronically. Paper resumes are not accepted. Job positions are updated daily. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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The Access & IDRP (Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program) Coordinator position will serve in a key role focusing on access to care and providing a bridge from referral to the various treatment service options available at Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services (CVSAS). Work will involve assessments, group and individual therapy as well as coordination of referral sources. Previous experience working with people in recovery with substance abuse challenges is preferable. This position is also responsible for the coordination of the Regional State Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP, formerly CRASH). This is a statewide program for rehabilitation for people charged with DUI. Master’s Degree and Licensure required. We are also seeking to fill a full time Master’s Level Clinician position working with adults or adolescents in Substance Abuse treatment setting. This position will provide group and individual counseling, assessments, treatment planning, referral and will help provide a bridge from the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program to other treatment service options available in the local community. Work will involve coordinating with representatives from the Department of Corrections, health care providers and other referral sources. Previous experience working with people in recovery from addictions is preferable.


The person who joins our team will be an active participant in a county wide Treatment Court program. This position is responsible for coordinating services and resources for people who are in recovery and have legal actions against them. The position is an integral part of a treatment team which includes lawyers, a judge, probation, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers. As a clinical supervisor the position will access resources, track and report follow through of scheduled appointments and assist the team in setting attainable goals for participants. This position is based in Berlin but will require some light travel. Master’s Degree and Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Alcohol & Drug Counselor required.

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NAVIGATE NEW CAREER POSSIBILITIES AT NORTHERN DIGITAL INC. – NDI SHELBURNE NDI is experiencing significant growth, due in part to R&D initiatives to create integrated wireless wearable solutions for the medical and commercial virtual/ augmented reality markets. We’re proud of our talented, hardworking and diverse team, whose ingenuity is driving exciting new innovations. Our R&D team is growing – won’t you join us?


CCV seeks instructors with manufacturing experience to teach the Certified Production Technician training course. Topics include Quality and We seek an energetic and resourceful leaderSafety, to provide administrative Measurement, Processes and Production, and programmatic leadership for the federally funded TRIO/Student Maintenance Support Services and program which targetsAwareness. low income, first generation

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TEST ENGINEER The successful candidate will be a key member of a cross-functional R&D team, providing test support to ensure successful delivery of R&D projects in the medical application and commercial augmented/virtual reality space. They will have responsibility for the planning and execution of design verification activities, including verifying the performance of prototype configurations and released products, and will identify and drive technical issues to resolution.

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SALES ASSOCIATE Burlington Bedrooms is seeking a part-time or full-time sales associate. Qualified candidates must be available Saturday and Sunday. Previous sales experience is not necessary, but all applicants must possess the following qualifications: superior customer service skills, must be highly motivated, must work well in a "team" environment and take direction from others. In the past this has been an ideal job for college students who are looking to earn extra money! Serious applicants only, please email cat@

Lund’s mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse.


Residential group home is seeking individuals to work with adolescent girls in a treatment program. Must be confident, motivated and have some experience working with kids. Position available is MondayFriday 3 pm- 11 pm. Training provided. BC/ BS and Delta Dental benefits as well as paid time off. Must have a valid drivers license and be willing to have a background check. Please send resumes to, suzannesmith1263@ or 111 Bliss Road, Montpelier, VT, 05602.

Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

Alternative Education Teacher THE POSITION: • Full-time Vermont-certified secondary education teacher will provide academic and life skills coursework to pregnant/parenting adolescents within both community and therapeutic treatment program in year-round educational program.

• Teacher will create and teach engaging, differentiated, and collaborative multi-level English and Social Studies curriculum, will provide High School Completion Plan support and instruct a minimum of 2 classes per week in life skills-based subjects. • Teacher is also responsible for providing educational case management to students. • Teacher will work as a part of a collaborative team to address and remove barriers that prevent students from successfully attending school programming. WHAT WE LOOK FOR: • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and Vermont teaching certification

• Ability to address multiple learning styles within a student-centered educational setting is crucial. • Experience with managing adolescent behaviors, individualizing education, and working independently in an organized manner required. • Ability to work with diverse populations, including comfort providing academic instruction to English Language Learners. WHY JOIN OUR TEAM AT LUND: • We honor and celebrate the distinctive strengths and talents of our clients and staff.

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• Lund’s adoption program provides life-long services to families brought together through adoption.


• Lund’s residential and community treatment programs are distinctive as our work focuses on both treatment and parenting.

The Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal office is accepting applications for a legislative fiscal analyst.

• Lund’s educators believe in laughter, the importance of fun, community-oriented activities, and non-stop learning.

The person will provide support and research to legislators on a variety of fiscal issues including state revenues, taxes, tax expenditures, commerce, and other relevant matters. A full job description can be found at jfo/link/jfojob17.pdf.

• Ongoing training opportunities are available. Lund offers competitive pay and paid training, as well as a comprehensive and very generous benefit package including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual, 11 paid holidays, and wellness reimbursement. EEO/AA

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Hotel Vermont is looking for warm and engaging Vermonters to help our guests explore like a local and relax like it’s their job.

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We have a great opportunity for a registered nurse in our integrated health department. The Clinical Review Nurse ensures high-quality, appropriate care through the performance of clinical reviews.

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Our Commercial Lending Associate will work collaboratively with our Business Community Lenders to bring commercial loan requests to fruition. Associates perform credit analysis and pre-closing loan duties while continuing to service our existing commercial loan relationships. Minimum education, skills and/or experience necessary to fulfill the requirements of this position are: • Associates Degree in Accounting or Finance, or related field • Accounting/Finance related work experience desirable • Knowledge of commercial lending process • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize effectively • Strong professional writing skills • Proficient use of the MS Office suite – ‘Power user’ of Word & Excel • Adept at learning commercial lending-specific software NBM offers a fast-paced and challenging work environment and competitive compensation package. Contact Sandra Trombley at (802) 388 4982 or email to learn more or request a copy of the job description. Please apply, in person, at one of our Middlebury, Vergennes, Hinesburg, Bristol or Brandon locations.

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CERTIFIED PHARMACY SUPPORT SPECIALIST Provide pharmacy claims and prior authorization support for customer inquiries received via the telephone and/or Internet (e.g. instant message, email). Customers include physician offices, pharmacies, and patients/ caregivers. The technician must be able to assess the nature of the pharmacy claim issue or pharmacy related question and resolve basic to complex problems. The technician must work together with pharmacists and account management team to gain understanding of the State of Vermont Preferred Drug List. Knowledge of medications and pharmacy claims processing is preferred. Requirements: Retail Pharmacy Technician Experience (2 years) Send resumes to:

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Museum Educator Part-Time, Wage Position

The Fleming Museum of Art seeks a creative and experienced museum/art educator to develop and lead gallery tours and related art projects for K-12 students, youth, and the general public. This position also includes scheduling tours, sending confirmations, purchasing and preparing art materials, and performing other duties as needed. We are looking for a creative individual who has an engaging teaching presence, and can foster a stimulating and positive learning environment. Job requirements include experience developing interpretive strategies and didactic materials in a museum/art setting, strong written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and knowledge of nonWestern art history, anthropology, and educational theory a plus. 10-12 hours a week, with the possibility of more based on the tour schedule. This is a part-time wage position and is not eligible for benefits. ubmit your resume and cover letter by May 12th, 2017 to and write “Museum educator” in the sub ect field. o phone calls accepted.

Busy South Burlington shop is seeking an experienced ‘B’ level tech. We pay well for your skills and efficiency. We are looking for someone who can do basic diagnosis as well as routine repairs. We are a super busy shop with a great reputation, and we can’t keep up with all our work! We have a great close-knit crew and we are looking for the right person to join us. If you want to make money and be proud of your work, we are the shop for you. We will match or beat pay/benefits for the right person. Please reply by email with experience and we will get back to you. We are an equal opportunity employer. Must be physically able to perform job, have a clean license, and own tools. 802.660.0055. GIRLINGTONGARAGE @GMAIL.COM

The University of Vermont is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER The controller position is accountable for the day to day Financial Management operations of the company, to include the production of regular and periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of processes of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. All candidates MUST complete an application form and have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, 5+ years of progressively responsible accounting and managing experience including at least a minimum of 2 years in public accounting, or equivalent.

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The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) VT Tenants Program (VTI) seeks an experienced, energetic, and committed individual with a high degree of initiative to join our team as the Housing Education Supervisor. The Housing Education Supervisor is responsible for managing the ongoing operation of the Tenant Hotline; provides education and outreach services to VT landlords and tenants; will be the lead educator responsible for teaching basic rights and responsibilities to tenants and landlords in workshop settings; responsible for utilizing, updating, providing oversight and support of our tenant training materials; monitor and report on the effectiveness of hotline services and give input to the Program Director on potential improvements; and provide direct service to clients as needed. Successful applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, business or human services plus 2-4 years related experience paralegal training desired; general knowledge of V.S.A 9, 12, and 18 or a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with tenants, landlords and housing statutes related issues; and the ability to communicate with, supervise, and empower employees to be effective in their roles. Supervisory experience preferred. Strong preference given to applicants fluent in a native language shared by our refugee/immigrant community. To learn more about this position, please visit

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Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the financial aid office. Administer all federal, state, and institutional programs, managing $80 million in awards annually.


Responsible for all facets of the Norwich University Counseling and Psychological Services program which cares for the mental health needs of the university student body. Provide wellness programming to support the students' resiliency to persist through challenges.


Assist with development work including College of Graduate & Continuing Studies phonathon, direct mail, special events, and support major gift work.


Ensure an effective liaison with the Director to assist with overall smooth functioning of the Center. Primary responsibilities for data entry, compilation, of AAC usage statistics, evaluation, and reporting.

Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff attorney in its Rutland office. Responsibilities include individual and systems advocacy in a variety of forums on behalf of low-income Vermonters, elders, and those with disabilities. Individual case work may include housing, health, consumer, government benefit programs, and individual rights. The position also involves systemic reform projects and outreach to community partners. Applicants must have excellent written and oral skills and demonstrated experience in public interest law, civil rights law or legal services. Some in-state travel required. Applicants must be admitted to practice in Vermont, eligible for admission on motion, or planning on taking the bar exam in July 2017. Salary is $46,298 plus D.O.E. with excellent fringe benefits. Send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample as a single PDF with the subject line “Rutland Staff Attorney Application 2017” by May 22, 2017 to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director, c/o Rose Wunrow ( Visit our website for complete application instructions.

VLA is an equal opportunity employer committed to cultural competency in order to effectively serve our increasingly diverse client community. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further this goal. Visit our website for more information and complete application instructions.


Work as a member of the Registrar’s Office to accomplish the business and functions of the office including assisting in registering matriculating students, graduation requirements, enrollment and degree verifications/deferments, scanning documents, class scheduling, grade change and transcript processing, and other clerical tasks.

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We are Age Well - the leading experts and advocates for the aging population of Northwestern Vermont. Committed to employee wellness and work-life balance, we offer competitive pay and extensive benefits, including generous paid time off, affordable and comprehensive health, dental and vision insurances, and more!

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Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance. Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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for our high-volume Windjammer kitchen. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package that includes medical/dental, 401(k), paid time off and discounts.

Concept2, the market leading manufacturer of indoor rowing machines, composite racing oars, and indoor ski ergometers, seeks a confident and adaptable marketing professional to inspire our digital marketing efforts. The position is based in our Morrisville, VT headquarters.

Qualifications: RN license required; Liaison experience preferred.

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Wake Robin is Vermont’s premiere retirement community and ranks among the top 100 nursing homes in the country; an award due in large part to our excellent staff and facility. Our goal is to provide training and employment opportunities consistent with Wake Robin’s unique brand of resident-centered care.

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Develop and implement new and creative growth strategies to promote our products

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Experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns

Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends)

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Current with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement

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Concept2 has an informal office setting, flexible work schedule and excellent compensation and benefits, including fully paid medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and their families. Email resume and cover letter to Lewis Franco, Human Resources Director: See for more details about the position and the company. EOE

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Lund’s mission is to help children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption.

The City of Rutland seeks a qualified candidate to manage human resources. Qualifications will include at least five years' experience managing benefit programs including employee wellness and safety, worker's compensation insurance, and health care, as well as professional certifications. Must have experience with bargaining unit relations and VT labor laws. Pay scale is $62,622 to $74,372 per year depending on experience, and a 37.5 hour per week schedule. Come join our team in the heart of the Green Mountains! Send resume and cover letter to

Family Educator

THE POSITION: • Full-time family educator will provide support for pregnant women and parents with children up to 5 years of age in Lund’s residential treatment facility.

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• Strength based and family centered work will promote the health, safety, permanency and well-being of young children through: observation, documentation, and assessment of parenting skills, individual and group education in early childhood development and parenting topics, as well as support and one-on-one coaching to young, pregnant and parenting women; developmental assessment and coordination of services for children; and collaboration with community providers. • Duties include 15 hours each week with supervised visitation program. WHAT WE LOOK FOR: • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required.

• Strong knowledge of early childhood development, early childhood mental health including trauma informed work and attachment, excellent writing/oral communication skills, ability to be flexible to meet the needs of working families and must have experience working with parents of young children. • Home visiting experience highly desirable. WHY JOIN OUR TEAM AT LUND: • We honor and celebrate the distinctive strengths and talents of our clients and staff.

• Our work encompasses collaboration with a strong team of professionals and a strengthsbased approach to providing services to families. • Lund’s adoption program provides life-long services to families brought together through adoption. • Lund’s residential and community treatment programs are distinctive as our work focuses on both treatment and parenting.

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You’re in for something fresh.

Shaw’s is experiencing rapid growth and is looking for employees to work in our stores. We are passionate about food and take pride in providing exceptional service.


Checkout • Deli • Bakery Grocery • Produce SHAW’S WAITSFIELD 27 Mad River Canoe Road • Waitsfield, VT

How to apply: • Visit

• Lund’s educators believe in laughter, the importance of fun, community-oriented activities, and non-stop learning.

• Click on “Careers” and then “Apply for an hourly position”

• Ongoing training opportunities are available.

• Choose the “Retail clerk” posting for the Waitsfield, VT store

Lund offers competitive pay and paid training, as well as a comprehensive and very generous benefit package including health, dental, life, disability, retirement, extensive time off accrual, 11 paid holidays, and wellness reimbursement. EEO/AA

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• Complete and submit your application • After submitting, call the store directly at (802) 496-5330 and ask to speak with the Personnel Coordinator to follow up.

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Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury just completed a massive kitchen renovation and is currently hiring for the Sous Chef position.


Who we are: A family-owned and operated restaurant in Middlebury that was recently named 2017 Vermont Restaurateurs of the Year. We provide seasonally-driven, locally-sourced, New England comfort food to our upstairs guests (and offer Neapolitan pizza in our live music & Lounge space, a separate establishment).

Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the agency in fulfilling its mission, improving and expanding its services and to provide day to day management of its operations. Candidates should have experience in supervision, fund raising, budget management and pubic relations. The right candidate will have the ability to problem solve and deal with many types of people in diverse situations. Previous animal welfare experience a plus.

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Director of Operations – Clinical Setting Exciting opportunity to manage a 950+ patient Opioid Treatment Program (“hub”). Oversee accreditation, policy and procedure, and adhere to all applicable federal, state and agency rules and regulations. The successful candidate will have experience leading and motivating a team of people, be organized, self-starting, able to manage projects independently, and will have navigated systems within and between organizations. FT. Benefits Eligible. Job ID# 3864

Maintenance Specialist Provide both routine and complex maintenance support services to multiple sites throughout the state. This job is accountable for accomplishing tasks in the building trades including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, HVAC, equipment servicing, risk management, and relocation. Candidate should have 3-5 years in general maintenance. Valid driver’s license required. FT benefits eligible. Job ID# 3885

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Rewarding opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner to join Howard Center’s adult outpatient team. Participate in psychiatric evaluation and ongoing care of clients; develop/implement pharmacological treatment plans. Graduation from accredited Nurse Practitioner program, licensure as a psychiatric nurse and three years of related experience is required. The ideal candidate will be hard working and model strong interpersonal skills and high ethical standards. FT. Benefits eligible position. Job ID#3883

Registered Nurse - Pine Street Counseling Spoke Join the new “spoke” program at Pine Street Counseling Services. Provide advanced professional nursing care to adult patients in varying states of health and illness through assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient’s health needs. Provide direct care to patients receiving Medication Assisted Treatment for opiate use disorder, support and educate families, & prepare for continuing care. Min 2 yrs of experience in nursing and education based on that required by State of VT for licensure. FT. Benefits eligible position. Salary: $52,006.50 plus $2,000 stipend for licensure. Job ID#3873

Sub-Registered Nurse – Medication Assisted Treatment Program Seeking a Registered Nurse to cover vacancies. Our nurses are responsible for safely dispensing methadone and buprenorphine products and maintaining all Nursing Dispensary operations. Must have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills plus strong interpersonal and communication skills. Job ID# 3677

Substance Abuse Clinical Care Coordinator Provide care coordination for clients receiving buprenorphine treatment through the new Pine Street Counseling Spoke, ensuring clients receive coordinated care addressing Home Health Services. FT. Benefits eligible. Masters required. Must have LADC or LCMHC or LICSW. Job ID# 3851

Supervisor II – First Call for Chittenden County Join First Call for Chittenden County, Howard Center’s newly integrated crisis program, as a Supervisor II.

The Supervisor II position has a Sunday - Thursday schedule (daytime hours) and assists in the daily operations and oversight of the program. This includes internal and external training, direct clinical service, community relations, shift coverage, assisting with triaging and resource utilization, and direct staff supervision. MA degree, experience, and license required. Job ID# 3815

Team Leader - Street Outreach Team FT position available for a dynamic, hands-on individual to lead and supervise a team of street based Clinicians working with individuals struggling with unmet social service needs. These needs include homelessness, psychiatric disabilities, mental health needs, and substance abuse treatment and/or intervention needs. Must be able to work closely with a variety of community entities (police, merchants, health and mental health providers, concerned citizens). Strong supervisory skills needed for a team of street based Clinicians who work highly independently. 2+ years of experience in the human services field and must possess a valid VT driver’s license, a registered vehicle, and automobile insurance that at least meets VT minimum standards. Benefits eligible. Job ID# 3900

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PLANT SALE: Gardeners take their pick of more than 300 varieties of certified organic seedlings including veggies, herbs, dye plants and flowers. Arc of the Eye Organic Farm & Nursery, Brookfield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 276-3839.



BEGINNER CONTEMPORARY BALLET CLASS: Developing dancers find their footing in a level-one lesson. North End Studio C, Burlington, noon-1:30 p.m. $10. Info, 310-467-5879. CONTEMPORARY BALLET, LEVEL 2: Dancers take their skills to the next level with a dedicated instructor. North End Studio C, Burlington, 1:30-3 p.m. $10. Info, 310-467-5879. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: Beginners are welcome at a groove session inspired by infectious beats. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. $15. Info, 540-8300.


CRAFTING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR THE NEXT QUARTER CENTURY: People who are passionate about creating a resilient community come together to share their vision and develop projects with Burlington Permaculture. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info,




CLASSIC FILM SERIES: Movie lovers view cinematic masterpieces. Call for details. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-5290.


BRIDGE CLUB: Strategic players have fun with the popular card game. Burlington Bridge Club, Williston, 9:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $6. Info, 872-5722.

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GENTLE TAI CHI: Madeleine Piat-Landolt guides students in a sequence of poses with an emphasis on relaxation and alignment. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. INSIGHT MEDITATION: Attendees absorb Buddhist principles and practices. Wellspring Mental Health

and Wellness Center, Hardwick, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 472-6694. NIA WITH LINDA: Eclectic music and movements drawn from healing, martial and dance arts propel an animated barefoot workout. South End Studio, Burlington, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $14; free for first-timers. Info, 372-1721. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: Folks in recovery and their families enrich mind, body and spirit in an all-levels class. All props are provided; wear loose clothing. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 10:3011:30 a.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. TAI CHI CLASS: Folks renew body, mind and spirit by learning Yang-style long-form postures, qigong, partner practice and yin/yang principles. McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info, 453-3690. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT NURSING STUDENT VISITS: Presentations on different types of healthy lifestyles promote well-being. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOUND BATH: Draw in the good vibrations of gongs, bowls and didgeridoos — a relaxing sonic massage to get you through the week. The Wellness Collective, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. $15. Info, 510-697-7790. YOGA NIDRA: THE YOGA OF DEEP RELAXATION: Savitri Devi Dasi leads students into a state of deep meditation, which brings profound calmness, quietness and relaxation. Bring a blanket and something comfortable to lie on. Cavendish Gallery, Burlington, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 206-557-9850. ZUMBA EXPRESS: A shortened version of this guided beat-driven workout gives students a much-needed midday surge of energy. Marketplace Fitness, Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-noon. $12; free for members and first-timers. Info, 651-8773.


DOROTHY’S LIST BOOK CLUB: Readers ages 8 through 11 express likes and dislikes about It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. LEGO CHALLENGE: Kids tackle construction tasks with colorful blocks. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 745-1391. READ TO A DOG: Book hounds ages 5 through 10 curl up with a good story and a furry friend. Fairfax Community Library, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. RICHMOND STORY TIME: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 are introduced to the wonderful world of reading. Richmond Free Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036.



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In March, Runner’s World magazine highlighted 12 half marathons featuring palate-pleasing after-parties. One of these food-and-drink-themed footraces is the Green Mountain State’s own Middlebury Maple Run. Known as the “Sweetest Half,” the annual dash offers scenic mountain views and an epic postrace pancake breakfast prepared by the Rotary Club of Middlebury. Whether they’re tackling the entire 13.1mile course, splitting the distance with a relay partner or making strides in the first-ever 3-mile fun run, the syrup-soaked spread will give participants extra incentive to cross the finish line.



MIDDLEBURY MAPLE RUN Sunday, May 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. $30-85. Info, 388-7951.


COMMUNITY SUPPER: A scrumptious spread connects friends and neighbors. Bring a dessert to share. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 5-5:45 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 300.


Thursday, May 4, 5 p.m., at GlygoFi Atrium, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. Free. Info, 603646-2422. hop.




MAY 4 | MUSIC First impressions last, and Vermont’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, which makes its debut this Friday, is likely to be a party that revelers won’t soon forget. Billed as the state’s largest event marking the Mexican holiday, this sizzling soirée serves up serious fun. Partygoers fuel up on drool-worthy eats from food trucks and a burrito bar, then dip into Kingdom Creamery of Vermont ice cream and bevo’s tequila-infused snow cones. Incendiary performances by circus troupe Cirque de Fuego (pictured) bring the heat, and beats by DJ Luis Calderin keep carousers on their feet. Need some liquid courage before hitting the dance floor? Visit the 120-foot margarita bar for a traditional or frozen beverage.

The Science of Sound Music meets science, technology, engineering and math in an innovative new work by composer Molly Herron. Commissioned by Dartmouth College to participate in the school’s STEM Arts program, Herron paid multiple visits to the college’s Thayer School of Engineering, where scientific concepts offered ample inspiration. The songstress who, as her website tells it, “has composed for a broad range of instruments, from full orchestra to flower pot,” premieres her new piece, “Assembly,” alongside the Brooklyn-based percussion trio Tigue and guest vocalists. To top it off, the work will be performed on instruments built by Thayer students. Now that’s what we call crafting a sound.

VERMONT’S CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA Friday, May 5, 5 p.m.-midnight, at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. $25; for ages 21 and up. Info, 872-9000.

Spring Awakening For green thumbs, spring signals the time to get into the garden, sow some seeds and await nature’s bounty. For pianist Annemieke McLane, the season has inspired a fresh program of classical music. The Vermont-based musician, who teaches piano at Saint Michael’s College, takes to the black-and-white


keys at Brandon Music with a natureinspired concert titled “Garden Tour.” An extension of her 2016 album Birds of Beethoven, the program evokes flowers, insects and landscapes through works such as Sergei Rachmaninoff ’s “Daisies,” Fédéric Chopin’s “Raindrop Prelude” and “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.



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Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., at Brandon Music. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.






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SEWING CLUB II: Stitchers build upon their skills with Karin Hernandez. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: Engrossing plots unfold into fun activities for tots ages 6 and younger. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: Wee ones get the wiggles and giggles out with Ms. Liza. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 868-3970. TODDLER TIME: With activities ranging from Legos and Play-Doh to stories and snacks, little ones and their caregivers find plenty of ways to play. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 745-1391. YOGA FOR KIDS: Young yogis ages 2 through 5 strike a pose to improve balance and flexibility. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


BEGINNER ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Students build a foundation in reading, speaking and writing. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Pupils improve their speaking and grammar mastery. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS: Learners take communication to the next level. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH: Hola! Language lovers perfect their fluency. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


APOLLO’S FIRE: Charismatic harpsichord virtuoso Jeanette Sorrell leads the Cleveland ensemble in the music of Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $10-30. Info, 603-646-2422. EVOLUTIONARY MUSIC CONCERT: Internationally renowned sound healers Paradiso & Rasamayi take listeners on a frequency-facilitated journey to a deep meditative state. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $22-33. Info, 985-3819. GUITAR ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Michael Fratino directs SUNY Plattsburgh students in a varied program — think Radiohead, Metallica, Nick Drake and traditional Mexican folk music. Krinovitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243.

WILDLIFE TRACKING FOR KIDS & ADULTS: Nature lovers keep their eyes peeled for signs of woodland species during an outdoor expedition. Jericho Town Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 899-4686.


LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S FOR MIDDLE-STAGE CAREGIVERS: Professionals share strategies for safe, effective and comfortable care. University of Vermont Medical Center Memory Program, Colchester, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 800-272-3900.


‘THE CALL’: A couple hoping to add to their family receives surprising news from their adoption agency, leading to an exploration of global issues in Tanya Barfield’s play presented by Vermont Stage. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $28.80-37.50. Info, 863-5966. CASHORE MARIONETTES: Puppets on strings star in a series of poignant scenes from everyday life set to classical music. Casella Theater, Castleton University, 7-9 p.m. $12-18. Info, 468-1373.



WOMEN’S PICKUP BASKETBALL: Ladies dribble up and down the court during an evening of friendly competition. Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 8:15-9:30 p.m. $3; preregister at Info,


ALISON WEIR: The best-selling author talks foreign policy in “Will Israel Keep Getting $10 Million Per Day Under Trump?” A Q&A follows. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3403. ANN DEMARLE: The Champlain College Emergent Media Center director plugs into digital gaming in the First Wednesdays series talk “Video Games: Changing Stories and Changing Behaviors.” Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. DEREK BOOTHBY: In his First Wednesdays series talk “American Exceptionalism Revisited,” the speaker considers how settlers’ determination to create a unique society has fared over time. Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 334-7902. HEATHER COX RICHARDSON: The Boston College professor homes in on the GOP in her First Wednesdays series address “A History of the Republican Party.” Norwich Congregational Church, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 649-1184. ILAN STAVANS: The literary critic marks the 401st anniversary year of Miguel de Cervantes’ death with the First Wednesdays series lecture “Don Quixote of La Mancha: The Novel That Invented Modernity.” Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. MARK A. STOLER: The professor compares common beliefs with historical facts in “World War II: American Perceptions and Historical Realities,” a First Wednesdays series lecture. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH: Citing centuries-old mindfulness models, the author presents “What the Buddhists Teach: Finding Clarity in Everyday Life” as part of the First Wednesdays series. Rutland Free Library, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. CE









TECH HELP WITH CLIF: Electronics novices develop skill sets applicable to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, noon & 1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-6955.

‘MAMMA MIA!’: Timeless tunes by ABBA are the backbone of Northern Stage’s production of this high-energy musical about a bride-to-be searching for her father. Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction, 7:30 p.m. $15-55. Info, 296-7000.

RONALD B. SOBEL: The rabbi examines similarities and differences in MIKE CHECK: The all-male student a GT “The Meaning of Faith in Christian and EN RA DI TI O N W E E K cappella group closes out the school year Jewish Thought,” delivered as part of the with a varied program. McCarthy Arts Center, First Wednesdays series. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. Free. Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Info, 654-2000. TED CINEMA EXPERIENCE: PRIZE EVENT: SONG CIRCLE: Singers and musicians congregate Community members watch together as the TED for an acoustic session of popular folk tunes. Prize winner receives a million-dollar reward to put Godnick Adult Center, Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. toward creating global change. This is an on-screen Donations. Info, 775-1182. event. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 TERRY RILEY’S ‘IN C’: Folks who read music and p.m. $18-20. Info, 748-2600. play an instrument can join St. Mike’s student YO


STRENGTHS-BASED HAPPINESS: Joy-seekers let their unique qualities lead them to success and satisfaction. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $8-10; preregister. Info,

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‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’: Rock hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes” fuel a dramatization of the recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Montréal, 8 p.m. $51-65. Info, 514-739-7944.

musicians in an annual performance of this minimalist masterpiece. McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2000.

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BUDBILL OUT LOUD (A POETRY CABARET): High school students and performers recite their favorite works by the writer known as the People’s Poet of Vermont. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0492. PHILIP BARUTH: Nonfiction fans fête the University of Vermont professor’s biography of Patrick Leahy titled Senator Leahy: A Life in Scenes. Phoenix Books Burlington, 7 p.m. $3. Info, 448-3350. WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB: Avid readers exchange ideas and opinions about The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: Lit lovers analyze works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup. com; limited space. Info, 383-8104. WRITING CIRCLE: Prompts lead into a 30-minute free write and sharing opportunities without judgment. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303.

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STAND AGAINST RACISM: Community members battle prejudice by listening to powerful works by Martin Luther King Jr. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $15. Info, 540-0406. WHITE FRAGILITY TALK & DISCUSSION: Attendees take steps to stay involved in conversations about racism, even when they become uncomfortable. Orientation for new PJC volunteers follows. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 863-2345.


OPEN STUDIO: Friends new and old convene for a creative session. Expressive Arts Burlington, 12:302:30 p.m. $15. Info, 343-8172.


NEWBERRY MARKET: Shoppers browse specialty foods, clothing, pottery, décor, collectibles and more at a weekly indoor bazaar. Newberry Market, White River Junction, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 299-0212.


COCKTAILS & CONNECTIONS: Members of the Burlington business community rub elbows over light snacks in a laid-back atmosphere. Halvorson’s Upstreet Café, Burlington, 5-7 p.m. $8-20; preregister; cash bar. Info, 863-1175. NIBBLES, NETWORKING & KNOWLEDGE: Entrepreneurs gain tools for success in a one-two punch workshop on topics such as leveraging Google, creating action plans and building a

profitable business. Jay Peak Resort, 1-4 p.m. $20; free for members of participating chambers and organizations. Info, 882-8191.


COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: Area residents chew the fat over the values of space and community growth. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 303. UPDATE ABOUT ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL: Community members get informed about the progress of the ONE Center. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 658-3585.


ADULT AERIAL DANCE CONDITIONING: With or without previous experience, folks forge strength, grace and confidence in the air. North End Studio B, Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $15. Info, 863-6713. FOR REAL WOMEN SERIES WITH BELINDA: GIT UR FREAK ON: R&B and calypso-dancehall music is the soundtrack to an empowering sensual dance session aimed at confronting body shaming. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. Info, bestirredfitness@


INFORMATION SESSION: PROGRAMS FOR ASPIRING & EXPERIENCED EDUCATORS: Those looking to enter or advance in the field of education learn the ABCs of UVEI’s approach. Upper Valley Educators Institute, Lebanon, N.H., 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 603-678-4888.


MEET & GREET WITH SHELBURNE TREE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Experts explain best tree-planting practices and offer up information on how arborealvarieties benefit the town. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. VERMONT ARBOR DAY CONFERENCE: Those interested in caring for the canopy converge for a day of arboreal activities including panel discussions, workshops, networking and more. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $40; preregister. Info,


DANCE, PAINT, WRITE: DROP-IN: Teens and adults create, connect, heal and grow through self-guided movement and art set to music. Expressive Arts Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $20; free for first-timers. Info, 343-8172. HUMAN RESOURCES LUNCH & LEARN: Suzanne Ellis of Ellis HR facilitates a monthly program delving into hot topics in the human resources profession. Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Office, noon-1 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 773-2747. LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. Essex Free Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, OPEN HOUSE: Brides-to-be take a peek at the boutique’s gown collection and meet wedding industry pros. Everthine Bridal Boutique, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, POSTNATAL SELF-EMPOWERMENT: Mothers and babes-in-arms circle up for a reflective session centered on embracing one’s self and family amid the chaos of daily life. Prenatal Method Studio, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. $10-20. Info, 829-0211.

food & drink

SIMON PEARCE WINE DINNER: AN EVENING WITH THE FAMILLE PERRIN: Vinos from the Rhône Region of southeastern France complement a curated five-course meal. Simon Pearce Restaurant, Quechee, 6-9 p.m. $95; preregister. Info, 295-1470.


CHITTENDEN COUNTY CHESS CLUB: Checkmate! Strategic thinkers make calculated moves as they vie for their opponents’ kings. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 324-1143.


CORNWALL FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Interval training helps participants improve strength, agility, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Cornwall Town Hall, 9-10 a.m. $12. Info, 343-7160. FORZA: THE SAMURAI SWORD WORKOUT: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when using wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: A peaceful, guided meditation helps participants achieve a sense of stability and calm. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 777-8602. YOGA: A Sangha Studio instructor guides students who are in recovery toward achieving inner tranquility. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 448-4262.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: TEEN TRIVIA NIGHT: Teams test their knowledge of sexual health during an educational and empowering game complete with prizes. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 861-2072. PJ STORY HOUR: Little ones dress for bed and wind down with tales and treats. Fairfax Community Library, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 849-2420.

READ TO ARCHIE: Budding bookworms join a friendly therapy dog for entertaining tails — er, tales. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

BEGINNER-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Basic communication skills are on the agenda at a guided lesson. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. FRENCH CONVERSATION: Speakers improve their linguistic dexterity in the Romantic tongue. Bradford Public Library, 4 p.m. Free. Info, 222-4536.

PLAUDERSTUNDE: Conversationalists with basic knowledge of the German language put their skills

PANEL DISCUSSION: Journalist Garrett Graff moderates a conversation on the First Amendment and freedom of the press. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

MARTHE COHN: The author reflects on true events in a lecture on her memoir Behind Enemy Lines: The Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany. A book signing follows. Hilton Burlington, French refreshments, 5:15 p.m.; lecture, 5:30 p.m. $5-100; preregister. Info, 658-5770. RECITE!: Rhyme-and-meter masters regale listeners with original and chosen poetry at this monthly meet-up. Mon Vert Café, Woodstock, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 457-299-7073.


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SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK DISCUSSION: Propelled by pizza, word nerds gab about The Regional Office 12V-raintree041719.indd 1 Is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 7-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 985-5124. WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL OR NON-FICTION BOOK: A COURSE FOR FIRST-TIME AUTHORS: Published author J.P. Choquette shares useful tips and strategies to help aspiring scribes pen their first page-turners. Milton Art Center & Gallery, 6-8 p.m. $20-25; preregister. Info, castlegarden_vt@





Y YH PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BURLINGTON, T ES O LL A N D | CO U R VOLUME 24: A broad range of participants share their projects, ideas and designs in a fastactivism paced presentation format. Fleming Museum of PEACE VIGIL: Friends and neighbors come together, Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, 6 p.m. $6. bringing along their signs and their hearts. Top Info, 656-0750. of Church St., Burlington, 5-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-1731.


ENERGY INNOVATION NIGHT: Tech-minded inventors, innovators and investors share bright ideas during an evening of pitches and networking. Generator, Burlington, drinks and light fare, 5:30 p.m.; pitches, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 598-6982.

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TECH SUPPORT: Need an email account? Want to enjoy ebooks? Bring your phone, tablet or laptop to a weekly help session. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Info, 748-8291, ext. 302.


‘THE CALL’: See WED.3. DAVID BUDBILL’S ‘JUDEVINE’: A poet’s portraits of ordinary people propels this tribute to gritty, backroad Vermont. Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $10-30. Info, 229-0492. ‘FENCES’: JAG Productions presents August Wilson’s story of a working-class African American father coming to terms with his life and country in the 1950s. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $17-30. Info, 457-3981. ‘MAMMA MIA!’: See WED.3, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘PYGMALION’: Essex Community Players raise the curtain on George Bernard Shaw’s comedy that inspired the film My Fair Lady. Essex Memorial Hall, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $14-18. Info, 878-9109. ‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’: A close-knit group of Louisiana women finds strength in friendship in the face of challenges of love and health in this Vermont Actor’s Repertory Theatre performance. Brick Box, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. $20; limited space. Info, 775-0903. ‘WAITING FOR GODOT’: Two men wait by the side of the road for the arrival of a mysterious character in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist tragicomedy staged








LADIES AIDE INDUSTRIA RUMMAGE SALE: Customers score sweet deals on pre-owned items. Burnham Hall, Lincoln, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Info, 453-5995.

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A Children’s Book Week event for children’s lit fans of all ages. Light fare. Free.

Info session and celebration. Free.

RUMMAGE SALE IN ESSEX JUNCTION: Secondhand items delight thrifty shoppers. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-8071.

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RUMMAGE SALE IN FAIRFAX: Deal seekers browse a treasure trove of clothes, books, toys and white elephant items. Baptist Building, Fairfax, 3-7 p.m. Free. Info, 849-6313.

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COMEDY & CUPCAKES: Area jokesters bring on the laughs at a benefit for the Integrated Arts Academy. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 540-0406.


FEAST TOGETHER OR FEAST TO GO: Senior citizens and their guests catch up over a shared meal. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, noon-1 p.m. $7-9; preregister. Info, 262-6288.


HUNGER ACTION CONFERENCE: Motivational speaker Paul Born keynotes a day dedicated to the importance of community engagement and innovation, presented by Vermont Foodbank. Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20-75. Info, FRI.5

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Book launch!

Story time and drawing demo featuring the picture books Grand Canyon and Trains Don’t Sleep. Free.

Explore the political power of music.

Burlington events are ticketed unless otherwise indicated. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off the featured book! Ticket proceeds go to Vermont Foodbank!


BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR Story time and activities. A Children’s Book Week event. Free.

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LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: FRENCH: Bag lunches in hand, attendees brush up on their linguistic abilities. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.





FREE AIKIDO CLASS: An introduction to the Japanese martial art focuses on centering and finding freedom while under attack. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 6-7:15 p.m. Free. Info, 951-8900.



PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: Captivating narratives pave the way for crafts and activities for youngsters ages 3 through 6. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.




LEGO CLUB: Brightly colored interlocking blocks inspire developing minds. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

ELEMENTAL QUEENSHIP: TAROT ROYALTY: Participants illuminate their paths to power and sovereignty. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $8-10; preregister. Info,


‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: Belle learns to look beyond physical appearances in this play set in an enchanted castle. Edmunds Middle School, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. Donations. Info, 318-8592.


‘WORKING’: Studs Terkek’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers informs this musical presented by Middlebury Community Players. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 8 p.m. $15-23. Info, 382-9222.


BABY & TODDLER PLAYGROUP: Parents connect while kids ages 3 and younger enjoy toys, stories, challah and juice. Social Hall, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info,

MOLLY HERRON: Tigue Percussion and guest vocalists join the composer in the premiere of her work performed on instruments made by Thayer School of Engineering students. See calendar spotlight. GlygoFi Atrium, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 5 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.

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JAZZ FESTIVAL: The Plattsburgh State Mambo Combo and Vermont trombonist Dan Silverman are on the bill at this annual celebration of the swingin’ style. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Info, 518-564-2243.


COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS: A 20-minute guided practice with Andrea O’Connor alleviates stress and tension. Tea and a discussion follow. Winooski Senior Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 233-1161.


‘THE WOMEN OF TROY’: Female survivors in a war-torn city wait to be shipped abroad in a translation of Euripides’ classic tragedy, presented by the Middlebury College Department of Theatre. Seeler Studio Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7:30 p.m. $6-12. Info, 443-3168.


CLEARING THE SUBCONSCIOUS: KUNDALINI YOGA: Students cast off negativity and fear in favor of a deep sense of renewal, love and clarity in this class with Sukhpran Kaur. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. $14. Info, 318-6050.



CHAIR YOGA: Yogis limber up with modified poses. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 316-1510.


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POKÉMON LEAGUE: I choose you, Pikachu! Players of the trading-card game earn weekly and monthly prizes in a fun, friendly environment where newbies can be coached by league leaders. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0498.

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‘PRICELESS’: Faced with unemployment, a widower agrees to drive a truck across the country in what turns out to be a life-changing journey. A mouthwatering Mexican dinner precedes the screening. Essex Alliance Church, dinner, 6 p.m.; movie, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 878-8213.

MAGGIE’S FIBER FRIDAY FOR ADULTS: Veteran knitter Maggie Loftus facilitates an informal gathering of crafters. Main Reading Room, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info,

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STEPHEN WEST: Fiber fanatics file in to meet the knitting-pattern designer and have him sign copies of his latest book, Westknits Bestknits. Nido Fabric & Yarn, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Info, 881-0068.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Pasta slathered in sauce satisfies diners. Gluten-free options and takeout are available. CarePartners Adult Day Center, St. Albans, 5-7 p.m. $5-10. Info, 527-0548.


BALLROOM & LATIN DANCING: Learn new moves with Ballroom Nights, then join others in a dance social featuring the waltz, tango and more. Singles, couples and beginners are welcome. Williston Jazzercise Fitness Center, lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance social, 8-9:30 p.m. $10-14; $8 for dance only. Info, 862-2269.

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‘CINDERELLA’: Professional and classically trained dancers from City Center Ballet interpret the tale of a young woman who defies her evil stepmother by attending a royal ball. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7 p.m. $9-32. Info, 603-448-0400. ECSTATIC DANCE VERMONT: Jubilant motions with the Green Mountain Druid Order inspire divine connections. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. $10. Info, 505-8011. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE: Adina Gordon calls the steps for newcomers and experienced movers in casual dress. Bring snacks to share. Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, 7-9:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 879-7618.



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ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: Attendees keep active with a sequence of slow, controlled movements. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3322. FAMILY YOGA CLASS: Caitlin Pascucci guides an all-levels flow set to the vibrations of feel-good reggae music by Satta Sound. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 7-8:15 p.m. $5-15. Info, 448-4262.

OPEN HOUSE: Individuals treat themselves to complimentary services such as chair massages, facial cuppings and tarot readings. See grianherbs. com for full schedule. Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier, noon-8 p.m. Free. Info, 223-0043.

SENIOR THESIS DANCE CONCERT: Middlebury College dance pupils show the fruits of their labor. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. $6-12. Info, 443-3168.


YOUNG TRADITION WEEKEND: CONTRA DANCE: Dugan Murphy calls the steps as dancers fall in line to tunes from Pete’s Posse. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 8-11 p.m. Donations. Info, 233-5293.

SHAKE YOUR ASANA: A YOGA DANCE PARTY: John McConnell’s upbeat teaching style is a perfect match for this celebratory yoga class set to dance music. Sangha Studio — Pine, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $12-18. Info, 448-4262.



ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & NUCLEAR WASTE: THE ROAD FROM VERMONT YANKEE TO TEXAS: Texas resident Rose Gardner speaks up at this forum on high-level nuclear waste, the federal waste policy and environmental racism. Christ Episcopal Church, Montpelier, potluck, 5:30 p.m.; program, 6:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 476-3154.

VERMONT’S CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA: Food-truck fare, burritos, music, dancing and a 100-foot margarita bar make for a party of epic proportions. See calendar spotlight. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 5 p.m.-midnight. $25. Info, 872-9000.



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FREESTYLE DANCE FITNESS: Jumps, flips, spins, kicks and squats set to high-energy music help students shake awake their chi. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $14. Info, railyardyoga@

OCTAVIO HINGLE-WEBSTER: The student performer’s research on futurism, dystopia and fiction culminates in an interactive installation/performance. Freeman International Center, Middlebury College, 10 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

COFFEE HOUSE FUNDRAISER: Folks of all ages revel in music and readings while noshing on desserts and sipping coffee, tea and cider. Proceeds benefit Northfield Middle High School student trips. United Church of Northfield, 6:30-9 p.m. $4; $20 per family. Info, 485-4431.

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BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.3, 9:15 a.m.

FITNESS FLOW YOGA: All types of athletes can build strength, increase flexibility and prevent injuries with a moderate-to-vigorous vinyasa flow. Colchester Health & Fitness, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15; free for members. Info, 860-1010.

JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE DANCE CLUB: Students bring spectacular choreography to the stage in Danceland. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, 7-10 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 636-1476.



ACORN CLUB STORY TIME: Little ones up to age 4 gather for read-aloud tales. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291.

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WAKING WINDOWS: A three-day fête features more than 100 musical acts, local art, comedy and an artisans market. Various Winooski locations, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. $25-60. Info,


‘COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT’: A 1970 sci-fi thriller shown on 16mm film portrays artificial intelligence gone awry as the U.S. government gives a computer control over nuclear missiles. Newman



ALL-AGES STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers participate in finger plays and action rhymes. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

BABY YOGA: Infants and their grown-ups get flexible with poses such as happy baby, flying baby and dancing baby. Jericho Town Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: See THU.4, 7-9 p.m. BIG & MESSY — ART SPACE: Process, not product, is the focus of this parent-child creative session with open-ended art stations. River Arts, Morrisville, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 888-1261. EARLY-BIRD MATH STORY TIME: Books, songs and games put a creative twist on mathematics.


Community Room, Richmond Free Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036. KIDS’ SPRINGTIME HERBAL CLASS SERIES: Budding herbalists get schooled on interactions in nature, traditional herbal systems, plant identification, medicine making and herbal justice. Email for details. Various Burlington locations, noon-2 p.m. $15-20. Info, MAGIC: THE GATHERING: Decks of cards determine the arsenal with which participants, or “planeswalkers,” fight others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. MUSIC WITH ROBERT: Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik hit all the right notes. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. PLAY GROUP: Crafts and snacks amuse young’uns up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School, Worcester, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, STORY TIME: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers drop in for books, rhymes, songs and activities. Winooski Memorial Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 655-6424. TEEN ADVISORY BOARD: High school students put their heads together to plan programs for the library. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.


LGBTQA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION: Culinary delights by Vermont chefs and a lively bidding war with auctioneer Eileen Blackwood get folks amped up for the Vermont Pride Awards. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6-9 p.m. $33.50. Info, 860-7812.


BROTHER SUN: Three-part harmonies enrich a rousing fusion of folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz and rock. Immanuel Episcopal Church, Bellows Falls, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10-45. Info, 460-0110. COLCHESTER COMMUNITY CHORUS: Area singers deliver vocal stylings ranging from folk to spirituals to barbershop in “I Hear Music.” Colchester High School, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 862-3910. GEOFF KAUFMAN: he songster who played with Pete Seeger serves up a performance pairing selections from nature writing with songs addressing humans’ ability to value the natural world. First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-15; free for kids under 13. Info, 399-2643.

JAZZ FESTIVAL: See THU.4, 7:30-9 p.m.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: Known for chart-topping hits such as “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” the songwriting legend captivates country-music fans. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $37.75-72.25. Info, 863-5966.


‘FENCES’: See THU.4. ‘LEND ME A TENOR’: When a world-famous singer is accidentally drugged, an opera company assistant assumes his identity in Ken Ludwig’s over-thetop farce staged by QNEK Productions. Haskell Free Library & Opera House, Derby Line, 7:30 p.m. $7-15. Info, 334-2216. ‘MAMMA MIA!’: See WED.3. ‘PYGMALION’: See THU.4. SPIELPALAST CABARET: Burlesque beauties perform naughty numbers during an evening of Weimar-style theatrics anchored by a raucous house orchestra. Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. $25-28. Info, 863-5966. ‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’: See THU.4. ‘WAITING FOR GODOT’: See THU.4, 7 & 10 p.m. ‘THE WOMEN OF TROY’: See THU.4. ‘WORKING’: See THU.4.


ART & AUTHOR NIGHT: Sydney Lea reads original poems following a reception for photographer Jennifer Barlow. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. BOOK SALE: Thousands of gently used titles tempt shoppers. Rutland Free Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 773-1860. COLEEN KEARON BOOK LAUNCH & READING: The Montpelier author autographs and excerpts her new novel, #triggerwarning. Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, 5-7 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0774. FRIDAY MORNING WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths offer constructive criticism on works-in-progress by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

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FAIR TRADE BANANA PRESENTATION: Participants brainstorm solutions and create tangible action steps for fighting the oppressive industry. A new volunteer orientation follows. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345. MY SISTER’S KEEPER CHALLENGE CONFERENCE: Black Lives Matter VT aims to unite Vermont women against racism with a day of workshops, a keynote speaker and an address by the group’s cofounder Ebony Nyoni. Lunch and child care are provided. Winooski High School, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $20-75. Info, 855-1886.


TREE PLANTING: Environmentally conscious volunteers join Branch Out Burlington! to cultivate new growth. No dogs, please. University of Vermont Horticultural Research Center, South Burlington, 9-11 a.m. Free. Info, 656-5440. WORM COMPOSTING FAMILY FUN EVENT: Those tired of trashing banana peels and apple cores learn to use the slimy species to convert organic material into fertilizer in a hands-on workshop. Highgate Public Library, 9:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970.


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DAVID W. CURTIS LEADERSHIP AWARDS: Vermont Democrats connect over an evening of fine dining and awards with special guest speaker senator Bernie Sanders. Hilton Burlington, 5:30 p.m. $1005,000; preregister. Info, 229-1783.

‘ENCHANTED APRIL’: Frustrated housewives in post-World War I London find unexpected happiness when vacationing at an Italian castle in Matthew Barber’s comedy, staged by the Lamoille County Players. Hyde Park Opera House, 7-9 p.m. $10-18. Info, 888-4507.


NORTHERN BRONZE HANDBELL ENSEMBLE: Familiar tunes fill the air during the program “Bronze Rings Gold: Jazz and Musical Favorites from the ’30s and ’50s.” South Hero Congregational Church, 7-9 p.m. $8-12. Info, 578-6915.



JOAN CRANE: The blues fingerstyle guitar virtuoso wows audience members with her skills on the six-string. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $10. Info, 518-561-6920.

‘THE CALL’: See WED.3.


GREGGFEST: The Mangroves and Spiritual Rez are among a roster of regional rockers set to take the stage at this two-day musical memorial for student Jake Gregg, who lost his life to leukemia. Skate Park Amphitheater. Lyndon State College, 4-11 p.m. $5-15. Info,

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EXPAND YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE: Artists and craftsmen push the boundaries of their creativity in a workshop with Enz Hack. White Meeting House, Waterbury, 10 a.m.-noon. $15; preregister. Info,


FLEA MARKET: An eclectic mix of used items vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. Farr’s Field, Waterbury, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, 882-1919. LADIES AIDE INDUSTRIA RUMMAGE SALE: See FRI.5, 8 a.m.-noon. RUMMAGE SALE IN ESSEX JUNCTION: See FRI.5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. RUMMAGE SALE IN FAIRFAX: See FRI.5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. SPRING CRAFT FAIR: Handmade items and products from local vendors catch shoppers’ eyes. Rutland Regional Medical Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 775-7111.

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MULTICULTURAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Workshops on topics ranging from performance writing to yoga to planning for the future engage young people ages 14 through 24. Champlain College, Burlington, registration, 8:30 a.m.; conference, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Free. Info, 864-7423, ext. 215.

ADULT COLORING: Grown-ups pick up colored pencils for a meditative and creative activity. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. SPRING FIBER FLING: Local artisans demonstrate techniques, inspiring crafters to dive into carding, spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving. Green Mountain Fibers & Yarn, Rutland, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 775-7800.


BURLINGTON WESTIE FIRST SATURDAY DANCE: Hoofers hit the dance floor for a themed evening of blues and West Coast swing. North End Studio A, Burlington, introductory lesson, 6:30 p.m.; workshop, 7 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $7-10. Info, CONTEMPORARY DANCE & AERIAL IMPROVISATION: Folks with aerial or contemporary dance skills warm their bodies three-dimensionally using fabric, floor and improvisational scores. North End Studio B, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $20. Info, 863-6713.

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GREEN UP DAY: Eco-conscious community members pitch in to eliminate litter from the state’s roadsides and public spaces. See greenupvermont. org for details. Various locations statewide. Free. Info, 229-4586.


BETTER BIKE SWAP & SALE: Pedal pushers pick up a recycled ride or trade in an old one for cash or store credit. Alpine Shop, South Burlington, 9 a.m.7 p.m. Free. Info, 862-2714.




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COMMUNITY HELP SAVE THE ESSEX WATER TOWER: Locals join members of the Essex Community Historical Society to learn more about plans to preserve the first structure built at Fort Ethan Allen in 1893. Light refreshments are served. Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 879-4789.


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TAG SALE: Bargain hunters bag take-home treasures at this benefit for the Westford Volunteer Fire Department. Hot dogs and baked goods are on hand. Westford Town Garage, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info,

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BIKE SWAP: Pedal pushers pick up a recycled ride or trade in an old one for a check or store credit. Drop off unwanted bikes through May 5. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 229-9409. GENUINE JAMAICAN DINNER & DANCE HALL NIGHT: Authentic island cuisine satisfies revelers who move and shake to reggae music spun by a DJ. Cabaret Room, Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, dinner, 5:30-7:00 p.m.; dance, 7:0010:30 p.m. $25. Info, 748-2600. GREENS & ROSES: A KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY & GOLF TOURNAMENT: Competitors tee off to support AFTER the Track. A live viewing of the Run for the Roses, a silent auction, a buffet dinner and a concert by the Growlers top off the festivities. Cedar Knoll Country Club, Hinesburg, registration, 1 p.m.; tee-off, 2 p.m.; party, 4 p.m. $5-2,000. Info, 355-5449. INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY MEETING PLACE: Brainstorming leads to forming activity groups for hobbies such as flying stunt kites and playing music. Presto Music Store, South Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 658-0030. SHRED FEST: Those looking to avoid identity theft destroy and dispose of personal documents in a secure environment. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 879-8790.

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‘MUSTANG’: Five Turkish sisters face harsh cultural constraints in this Academy Award-nominated drama shown with English subtitles. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

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CAPITAL CITY FARMERS MARKET: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods, and locally made arts and crafts. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 793-8347. CHOCOLATE TASTING: With the help of a tasting guide, chocoholics of all ages discover the flavor profiles of four different confections. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 864-1807. KIWANIS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST: Friends and neighbors pile their plates with pancakes, eggs, sausage and maple syrup to support central Vermont kids. Boutwell Masonic Center, Montpelier, 7-11:30 a.m. $4-8. Info, 229-6973. MIDDLEBURY FARMERS MARKET: Crafts, cheeses, breads, veggies and more vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. VFW Post 7823, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, NORWICH FARMERS MARKET: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land offered alongside baked goods, crafts and live entertainment. Route 5 South, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447. PIE FOR BREAKFAST: Dessert comes first when diners dig into double-crusted pastries and sip bottomless cups of coffee. Proceeds support the Cambridge Area Rotary Club. Cambridge Elementary School, Jeffersonville, 8-11 a.m. $5. Info, 793-0856. WINDSOR FARMERS MARKET: Locavores go wild for fruits, veggies, maple syrup, honey, eggs, meats, crafts and more. Windsor Welcome Center, 11 a.m.2 p.m. Free. Info, 359-2551.

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AERIAL DEEP STRETCH & YOGA: Teens and adults sink into stretches through a combination of yoga sequences, aerial fabric and partner work. North End Studio B, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. $20. Info, 863-6713. R.I.P.P.E.D.: Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.


‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: See THU.4, 7-9 p.m. CELEBRATING 50 COLORFUL YEARS OF ‘BROWN BEAR’: Little lit lovers mark the anniversary of


CINDERELLA’S ROYAL LUNCHEON: Tots in fancy attire fuel up for City Center Ballet’s production of Cinderella with a spread of sandwiches, fruit and desserts. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. $15. Info, 603-448-0400. ‘FROZEN’: Lamoille Valley Dance Academy students showcase their dance and gymnastics skills when bringing Elsa, Anna and Olaf to life on stage. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 6-7:30 p.m. $16-20. Info, 888-4375. KIDS’ DAY: A parade down Main Street kicks off this daylong fête featuring games, activities, good eats and performances. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 881-7767. MARY HOLLAND: The Otis the Owl author reflects on how she became a naturalist, writer and photographer. Phoenix Books Rutland, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 855-8078.

MAD RIVER CHORALE: Works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, John Rutter and Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker come alive in the program “Spring Into Song.” Waterbury Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m. $12-15; free for kids 11 and under. Info, 496-4781. MONTPELIER COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR: A program of a cappella music lifts listeners’ spirits. The Old Meeting House, East Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 249-0404. NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA: Guest conductor Lou Kosma picks up the baton to lead instrumentalists in works by Mendelssohn, Bernstein and others. Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 800-225-1998. RED TAIL RING: Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo play musically imaginative folk tunes in haunting harmony. Ripton Community House, 7:30 p.m. $3-15. Info, 388-9782. THE SOUND INVESTMENT JAZZ ENSEMBLE: The college big band swings into spring with a lively program that’s sure to get toes tapping. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.


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SATURDAY DROP-IN STORY TIME: A weekly selection of books and music engages all ages. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

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MAYFEST: Kiddos ages 6 and under and their families welcome spring with live music, crafts, pony rides and maypole dances. Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Shelburne, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free; additional cost for pony rides. Info, 985-2827.

THE HORSE TRADERS: The classic rock, soul, country and cover band jams out while concertgoers sip craft suds from Hired Hand Brewing. Vergennes Opera House, 8 p.m. $10. Info, 877-6737.


Bill Martin Jr.’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with a story time and activities. Phoenix Books Essex, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.




CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES: Vocabulary, grammar and cultural lessons lead to lively conversation. Community Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.




ANNEMIEKE MCLANE: Birds, bees and flowers inhabit the pianist’s program “Garden Tour,” featuring pieces by Debussy, Rachmaninov and others. See calendar spotlight. Brandon Music, 7:30 p.m. $20; $45 includes dinner; preregister; BYOB. Info, 247-4295.

CD RELEASE PARTY: Music fans fête the late musician Rick Davies and his band Rick Davies Thugtet’s new album featuring a fusion of Latin, jazz and funk sounds. Plattsburgh Elks Lodge, N.Y., 7-10 p.m. $10. Info, 518-324-3232.

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE WIND ENSEMBLE: Matthew M. Marsit conducts student musicians in “Winds of Change, Part III: Contemporary Creators.” Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $9-10. Info, 603-646-2422.




THE SHIMANO EXPERIENCE: FISHING PROS & BBQ: Anglers kick off the season with members of the Shimano Experience Team, who bring some of the brand’s rods and reels along with plenty of tips. Pro bass fisherman Jimmy Kennedy offers up his pulled pork sandwiches for purchase. R & L Archery, Barre, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 479-9151. SPRING TRAIL WORK: Volunteers ready the Long Trail for the hiking season. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 879-1457. STRONG GROUND GUIDED HIKE: Outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs find common ground on an on- and off-trail excursion exploring Revolutionary War sites. Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell, 1-4 p.m. $5; free for kids under 15. Info, 759-2412.


GENEALOGY RESEARCH IN NEW YORK STATE: Family-tree fact-finders pick up tips for tracking down tough-to-locate documents in the Empire State. Vermont Genealogy Library, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $5. Info, 310-9285. INTRODUCTION TO TROUT FISHING WITH SPINNING EQUIPMENT: Ecology, knot tying, casting and lure making are on the agenda at this clinic with a Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department representative. Waterbury Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 265-2279. VCAM ORIENTATION: Video-production hounds master basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. VCAM Studio, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 651-9692.


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DEL MCCOURY BAND: More than 50 years of experience shine through the bluegrass master’s skillful playing. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 8 p.m. $3050. Info, 775-0903.

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CHRISTINE MALCOLM & HONEY I’M HOME BAND: The Elmore singer-songwriter and friends bring a blend of folk, country, rock and blues from her 2015 recording Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon. Music Box, Craftsbury, 8-10 p.m. $10; free for kids under 16. Info, 586-7533.

YOUNG TRADITION WEEKEND: MENTOR/MENTEE SHOWCASE: Budding players share the stage with their parents and instructors, demonstrating the way music and dance are passed on through generations. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 6-9:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 233-5293.



ANYA MATANOVIČ: Italian cuisine complements a soaring vocal performance by the American soprano. Pawlet Town Hall, 5:30 p.m. $55; preregister. Info, 518-642-1417.

YOUNG TRADITION WEEKEND: CONTEST: Talented performers vie for audience votes with dance, song and instrumental numbers. Waterfront Park, Burlington, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 233-5239.


ANDY COHEN, ELEANOR ELLIS & WILLIAM LEE ELLIS: Three celebrated blues artists showcase their familiarity with a range of material from the American South. Cabot Town Hall, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 563-2486.



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VERMONT SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER ROAD RACE: Sporty individuals including adaptive athletes take part in a 5K run/walk to benefit Kids on the Move and Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports. Vermont Sports Medicine Center, Rutland, adaptive athlete start, 9:45 a.m.; kids’ fun run and 5K run/ walk, 10 a.m. $5-25. Info, 775-1300.


‘BAREFOOT IN THE PARK’: See FRI.5. ‘THE CALL’: See WED.3. DAVID BUDBILL’S ‘JUDEVINE’: See THU.4, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘ENCHANTED APRIL’: See FRI.5. ‘FENCES’: See THU.4, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘LEND ME A TENOR’: See FRI.5. THE LOGGER: Rusty DeWees brings his signature blend of music, comedy and acting — and a live auction — to the stage. Enosburg Opera House, 7 p.m. $25; cash bar. Info, 933-6171.

SPIELPALAST CABARET: See FRI.5, 8-10 & 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’: See THU.4. ‘WAITING FOR GODOT’: See THU.4. ‘THE WOMEN OF TROY’: See THU.4, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘WORKING’: See THU.4.


BOOK SALE: See FRI.5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.




BOOKS ON THE BALCONY SALE: Novels and children’s titles are among the many page-turners up for grabs at this library benefit. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 388-4095. POETRY EXPERIENCE: Rajnii Eddins facilitates a poetry and spoken-word workshop aimed at building confidence and developing a love of writing. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.

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COMMUNITY MINDFULNESS WITH THE CENTER FOR MINDFUL LEARNING: Peaceful people gather EN for guided meditation and interacSY TJ E T AZ tive discussions. Burlington Friends UR Z EN SE M BLE | C O Meeting House, 5-7 p.m. $10. Info,

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VFW AUXILIARY FLEA MARKET: Bargain hunters browse gently used goods. Funds raised benefit veterans and their families. Burlington VFW Post, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 578-5995.




LULAROE MULTI-CONSULTANT SALE: Fashionistas spruce up their spring wardrobes with stylish garments. Barre City Auditorium, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 310-9760.



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DIGITAL PHOTO BASICS: Those with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows learn how to import and edit images from phones and cameras. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7217.

into fertilizer. Talks on regenerative agriculture and refreshments from SAP! Maple Beverages top off the event. Study Hall Collective, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 310-467-5699.

LEARNING ABOUT NONVIOLENCE: CHILDREN’S MARCH OF 1963: Participants of all ages explore nonviolence through discussion, song and excerpts from the short documentary Mighty Times: The Children’s March. A tour of the Barn House follows. Clemmons Family Farm, Charlotte, 2-4 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info,


DAIRY DAY AT THE FARM: Visitors hop on a wagon ride and hang out with a herd of Brown Swiss cows as they parade from pasture to the milking parlor. Shelburne Farms, 1-4 p.m. $5 per carload; free for walkers. Info, 985-8686. PLANT SALE: See WED.3. ‘THE COMPOST STORY’: A short film drives home the importance of transforming organic material



COTS WALK: Led by the drummers of Sambatucada!, folks follow a route based on the path a local homeless person might take, visiting shelters along the way. Battery Park, Burlington, registration, 1 p.m.; walk, 2 p.m. $25. Info, info@


SPINNING TALES WITH BEATRICE PERRON DAHLEN: A trunk show, a meet and greet and a talk put the Maine-based knitting-pattern designer in the spotlight. Nido Fabric & Yarn, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $5 includes coffee and a breakfast treat. Info, 881-0068.


ACROYOGA DANCE LIFT WORKSHOP: Active bodies who have practiced inversion poses learn progressions that leave some space for creativity — and going upside down. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 10 a.m.-noon. $20-25. Info, 448-4262. ‘CINDERELLA’: See FRI.5, 2 p.m.


BETTER BIKE SWAP & SALE: See SAT.6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. JEREMY’S RIDE: Motorcycle riders rev up for a road trip to benefit Relay for Life of Chittenden County. A barbecue lunch follows. Green Mountain HarleyDavidson, Essex Junction, registration, 9 a.m.; ride, 10 a.m. $22 per bike; $10 per additional rider. Info,

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HITCHFEST: Couples planning to wed find inspiration for outdoor ceremonies from industry pros. Craft beer, boat cruises, live music and a fire pit round out the matrimonial merriment. An Affair by the Lake, Addison, noon-4 p.m. $15-20. Info, WAKING WINDOWS: See FRI.5, 11 a.m.-midnight.

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POKÉMON LEAGUE: See THU.4, noon-5 p.m.

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BODY LOVE ESSENTIALS: It’s all about you! A self-love workshop includes a yoga flow class, hands-on essential oil exploration, a closing meditation, chocolate and tea. Sangha Studio — North, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. $20-25. Info, 448-4262. NIA WITH SUZY: Drawing from martial, dance and healing arts, sensory-based movements push participants to their full potential. South End Studio, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $14. Info, 522-3691. ZUMBA FITNESS: High-spirited students dance toward health in an easy-to-follow fitness program


set to red-hot international music. North End Studio A, Burlington, 9 a.m. $8-10. Info, 777-7032.


AUTHENTIC ETHIOPIAN NIGHT: EASTER DINNER: Mulu Tewelde and Alganesh Michael serve up traditional African dishes. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 4:30-10 p.m. Cost of food and drink; preregister. Info, 540-0406.


CINDERELLA’S ROYAL LUNCHEON: See SAT.6, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ‘FROZEN’: See SAT.6, 3 p.m. PEER-LED MINDFULNESS MEET-UP FOR TEENS: South Burlington High School junior Mika Holtz guides adolescents toward increased awareness through music, movement and other techniques. Stillpoint Center, Burlington, 9-10:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 720-427-9340.


‘DIMANCHES’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Parlezvous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431. SPANISH GROUP CLASSES: Students roll their Rs while practicing en español. New Moon Café, Burlington, 2:45-4:30 p.m. $15. Info, maigomez1@




COMMUNITY SONG CIRCLE: Singers of all ages and abilities lift their voices in selections from the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again song books. Center for Arts and Learning, Montpelier, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 595-5252. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE GLEE CLUB: Student singers lift their voices in “The Splendor of Handel & Haydn.” Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 2 p.m. $9-10. Info, 603-646-2422. GREEN MOUNTAIN CHORUS: Vermont’s premier barbershop ensemble and special guests Forefront take listeners on a musical journey with its 69th annual show titled “Be Our Guest.” Colchester High School, 1 p.m. $5-30. Info, 505-9595.

MILLS RIVERSIDE PARK HIKE: An easy excursion covers three to four miles of ground and gains 300 feet in elevation. Contact trip leader for details. Free; preregister. Info, 899-9982.

5K COLOR SPLASH: A Zumba warm-up readies runners and walkers for a 3.1-mile jaunt to raise awareness of mental health and addiction recovery services. Thetford Academy, registration, 8:30-10 a.m.; warmup, 10 a.m.; run, 10:30 a.m. $30. Info, 728-4466, ext. 221. AMERICAN-CANADIAN TOUR SPRING GREEN: Hot wheels! Racing fans head to the track for the season opener between stock-car champions and competing speedsters. Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, 1:30 p.m. $5-20; free for kids 12 and under. Info, 265-3112. GRAVEL GRINDER: Cyclists spin their wheels on a 25-mile course of hills and dirt roads, then unwind at a post-race party. 5 Pilgrim Park Rd., Waterbury, registration, 8 a.m.; ride, 9 a.m. $40. Info, 999-9762.

PEOPLES TRUST COMPANY RUN FOR JIM: Joggers and walkers pound the pavement in memory of teacher Jim Bashaw. Proceeds benefit the Jim Bashaw Cancer and Catastrophic Illness Fund. Collins-Perley Sports Complex, St. Albans, kids’ fun run, 8:30 a.m.; 5K run and walk, 9:30 a.m. $10-30. Info, 524-8467.



‘ENCHANTED APRIL’: See FRI.5, 2-4 p.m. ‘FENCES’: See THU.4, 5 p.m.

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‘MAMMA MIA!’: See WED.3, 5 p.m. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ‘HEDDA GABLER’: Ruth Wilson plays the dramatic title role in an on-screen production of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s tale of an aristocratic newlywed who confronts the banality of married life. Paramount Theatre, Rutland, 1 p.m. $10-20. Info, 775-0903. ‘PYGMALION’: See THU.4, 2 p.m. SPIELPALAST CABARET: See FRI.5. ‘WORKING’: See THU.4, 2 p.m.



BURLINGTON WOMEN’S POETRY GROUP: Female writers seek feedback from fellow rhyme-andmeter mavens. Email for details. Private residence, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info,

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EARLY BIRDER MORNING WALK: Avian enthusiasts search for winged species. Bring tick repellent, binoculars and good walking shoes. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 7-8:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-2167.

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NORTHEAST FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION MEETING: Lovers of this spirited art form gather to catch up and jam. Morrisville VFW Post, noon-5 p.m. Free; donations of nonperishable food items accepted. Info, 728-5188.

YOUNG TRADITION WEEKEND: LOUIS BEAUDOIN TRIBUTE CONCERT: Le Bruit Court dans la Ville, Pete’s Posse and others honor the master fiddler and teacher. Burlington City Hall Auditorium, 3-5:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 233-5293. | Untitled-2 1

TED CINEMA EXPERIENCE: HIGHLIGHTS EXCLUSIVE: Attendees fix their eyes on the screen for a selection of insightful and inspiring moments from the TED2017 conference. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 1:30 p.m. $18-20. Info, 748-2600.

‘LEND ME A TENOR’: See FRI.5, 2 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT BRASS ENSEMBLE: The 30-member group breaks out the horns for pieces by Philip Sparke, James Swearingen and others. Redstone Pinegrove, east of the UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 5-6 p.m. Free. Info, 881-6829.

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WOMEN’S PICKUP SOCCER: Swift females of varying skill levels shoot for the goal. For ages 18 and up. Rain location: Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center. Soccer fields, Leddy Park, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free; $3 for rain location. Info,

‘THE CALL’: See WED.3, 2 p.m.

PIERRE BENSUSAN: The French acoustic guitar master brings his bilingual vocal stylings and award-winning playing to a stop on his 40th anniversary world tour. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 225-6132.

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MIDDLEBURY MAPLE RUN: Athletes make strides in Vermont’s sweetest half marathon, relay and three-mile fun run. See calendar spotlight. Porter Medical Center, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $30-85. Info, 388-7951.

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE COMMUNITY CHORUS: Ninety voices are in perfect harmony for a mix of works from past and present. Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

NORTHERN BRONZE HANDBELL ENSEMBLE: See FRI.5, Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne, 3-5 p.m.

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CONTACT IMPROV DANCE: Movers engage in weight sharing, play and meditation when exploring this style influenced by aikido and other somatic practices. Aikido of Champlain Valley, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $4. Info, 864-7306. SALSA MONDAYS: Dancers learn the techniques and patterns of salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. North End Studio A, Burlington, fundamentals, 7 p.m.; intermediate, 8 p.m. $12. Info, 227-2572. WEST AFRICAN DANCE: Live djembe and dundun drumming drive a family-friendly class with teacher Seny Daffe of Guinea. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:30-7 p.m. $10-16; preregister. Info,







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ADVANCED-LEVEL SPANISH CLASS: Language learners perfect their pronunciation with guest speakers. Private residence, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Bring a bag lunch to practice the system of communication using visual gestures. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.


LGBTQ BOOK DISCUSSION: Chinelo Okparanta’s Under the Udala Trees sparks dialogue. KelloggHubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

AMARYLLIS: VERMONT’S EARLY VOICE: Susanne Peck directs the a cappella ensemble in the seasonally inspired program “Springtide Graces: Madrigals, Motets and a Mass.” St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green, Middlebury, 7:30 p.m. $13. Info, 453-3513.

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ADVANCED TAI CHI CLASS: See FRI.5. COMPLETE STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS: Feeling tightly wound? Participants learn a four-step process for reducing tension. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7 p.m. $4-8; preregister. Info, info@

SEATED TAI CHI: Movements are modified for those with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Winooski Senior Center, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 735-5467.

VERMONT CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HERBALISM STUDENT HERBAL CLINIC: Third-year interns evaluate individual constitutions and health conditions. Burlington Herb Clinic, 4-8 p.m. $10-30; preregister. Info,

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STORIES WITH MEGAN: Lit lovers ages 2 through 5 open their ears for exciting tales. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.

MAH-JONGG: Longtime players and neophytes alike compete in the popular Chinese tile game. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

TAI CHI, SUN-STYLE LONG-FORM: Elements of qigong thread through the youngest of version of the Chinese martial art. Winooski Senior Center, 1011 a.m. Free. Info, 735-5467.

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ROBIN’S NEST NATURE PLAYGROUP: Outdoor pursuits through fields and forests captivate little ones up to age 5 and their parents. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Donations. Info, 229-6206.



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OPEN GYM PLAY GROUP: Parents can socialize while tykes stay active with movement-centered recreation. River Arts, Morrisville, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 888-1261.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING — MONDAY NIGHT MODERN: Tarmogoyf-slinging madness ensues when competitors battle for prizes in a weekly game. Brap’s Magic, Burlington, 6:30-10 p.m. $8. Info, 540-0498.

NIA WITH SUZY: See SUN.7, 7 p.m.

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CRAFTERNOON: Creative kiddos design recipe card holders to keep or give as gifts. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: Amigos keep busy in an interactive class with Constancia Gómez. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

WOMEN BUILD: Helping hands construct homes for four families in need. Various Essex Junction locations, registration, 7:30 a.m.; building, 8 a.m. Free. Info,


CRAFT FOR KIDS: Kiddos 5 and up flex their creative muscles with unique projects. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.


SUGAR TOURS BUS TOURS PRESENTATION: Seniors get ideas for group trips to New England destinations. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-3585.


BABY LAP TIME: Babes up to 24 months experience color, sound and movement through stories, songs, bounces and rhymes. Richmond Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036.


REIKI OR TAROT SESSIONS: Claire Whitaker consults her cards or offers energy healing in 30-minute or 1-hour sittings. Railyard Yoga Studio, Burlington, 4-6 p.m. $30-60; preregister. Info, 318-6050.

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CAMPUS TOUR: Potential students ages 16 through 24 check out a facility offering free housing, meals, career technical training, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses and job placement. Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes, 9:45 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 877-0121.

AMERICAN VETERANS VERMONT POST 1: Those who have served or are currently serving the country, including members of the National Guard and reservists, are welcome to join AMVETS for monthly meetings. American Legion, Post 91, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 796-3098.

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ZUMBA: Lively Latin rhythms fuel this dance-fitness phenomenon for all experience levels. Vergennes Opera House, 6 p.m. $10. Info, 349-0026.



MONDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY KIRTAN: Instruments are welcome during call-and-response chanting of mostly Sanskrit mantras in the bhakti yoga tradition. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info, SAMBATUCADA OPEN REHEARSAL: Newbies are invited to help keep the beat as Burlington’s samba street-percussion band sharpens its sound. Instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017. VERMONT YOUTH ORCHESTRA SPRING CONCERT: Interim conductor Edward Cumming leads young musicians in an end-of-season recital. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $12-17. Info, 863-5966.


FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS: The National Alliance on Mental Illness builds understanding between individuals struggling with psychological health and their loved ones. Call for details. 6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 876-7949.





MONDAY NIGHT POETRY WORKSHOP: Wordsmiths analyze creative works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104. MUST-READ MONDAYS: Lit lovers cover Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955. SHAPE & SHARE LIFE STORIES: Prompts from Recille Hamrell trigger recollections of specific experiences, which participants craft into narratives. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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PUZZLED PINT: Wordplay and logic lovers tackle tricky problems on, which unlocks the location of a Tuesday night get-together with even more puzzles. Various downtown Burlington locations, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 363-0232. WOMEN BUILD: See MON.8.


INTRODUCTION TO YOUR BILL OF RIGHTS IN A TIME OF RESISTANCE: A two-part presentation covers protections regarding free speech, petitioning the government, freedom of the press and prohibitions against religious discrimination. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-$50; pay what you can; free for people under 25. Info, 863-2345, ext. 6.

‘NORTH BY NORTHWEST’: A case of mistaken identity drives a group of foreign spies to pursue a New York advertising executive across the country in this suspense film from Alfred Hitchcock. Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, 7-10 p.m. Free. Info, 540-3018.


COOKING WITH INDIAN SPICES: Rice pilaf, lentil soup and vegetables are on the menu when Akshata Nayak helps home cooks make use of healthful seasonings. McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 861-9757.


BACKYARD COMPOSTING & DIGESTING WORKSHOP: A hands-on demonstration shows folks the ropes of managing household food scraps. Green Mountain Compost, Williston, 5-6:30 p.m. Free; preregistration. Info, 872-8111.


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BINGO NIGHT: Participants cover squares and dip into refreshments. Twin Valley Senior Center, East Montpelier, 6-9 p.m. $5 per card. Info, 223-3322.

OPEN ART STUDIO: Seasoned makers and firsttimers alike convene to paint, knit and craft in a friendly environment. Bring a table covering for messy projects. Swanton Public Library, 4-8 p.m. Free. Info,

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THE ART OF THE CONSCIOUS & CONNECTED BREATH: Dunja Moeller outlines the optimal pattern of inhaling and exhaling. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info,

RENTAL INCOME SEMINAR: Those seeking financial freedom and security get wise to the ways of real estate investment. Preferred Properties, South Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 318-7654.


BRANDON FITNESS BOOT CAMP: Hop to it! Get fit with strength, endurance, agility and coordination exercises. Otter Valley North Campus Gym, Brandon, 5-6 p.m. $12. Info, 343-7160.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS’ FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: This workshop demystifies income statements, balance sheets and cash flow documents. Center for Women & Enterprise, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $20. Info, 391-4870.

DE-STRESS YOGA: A relaxing and challenging class lets healthy bodies unplug and unwind. Balance Yoga, Richmond, 5:45-7 p.m. $14. Info, 434-8401.






FITNESS AT ANY AGE: Strength, agility, coordination and heart-healthy exercises are modified for folks of all ability levels. Charlotte Senior Center, 9:15-10 a.m. $10. Info, 343-7160. FITNESS FLOW YOGA: See FRI.5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


KETTLEBELLS CLASS: Fitness fanatics with basic knowledge of the ball-shaped strength-building weight break a sweat with certified instructors. North End Studio B, Burlington, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 438-1017.

BEGINNER WEST COAST SWING & FUSION DANCING: Pupils get schooled in the fundamentals of partner dance. North End Studio B, Burlington, 8-9 p.m. $11-16. Info,

PEACEFUL WARRIOR KARATE: Martial-arts training promotes healthy living for those in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. TUE.9

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INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED WEST COAST SWING: Fun-loving folks learn the smooth, sexy stylings of modern swing dance. North End Studio A, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. $11-16. Info,

GENTLE DROP-IN YOGA: Yogis hit the mat for a hatha class led by Betty Molnar. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 264-5660.

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OPEN CRAFT NIGHT: Creative sparks fly in the studio as attendees whip out woven wall hangings and crochet, knitting and sewing projects. Nido Fabric & Yarn, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 881-0068.

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FELDENKRAIS: AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT: Whether you consider it relaxing exercise or active meditation, this experience can reduce pain and increase mobility. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15; free for firsttimers; preregister. Info, 735-3770.




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LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING: Nursing mothers share breastfeeding tips and resources. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 720-272-8841.

KNIGHTS OF THE MYSTIC MOVIE CLUB: Cinema hounds view campy features at this ode to offbeat productions. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776.

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TUESDAY VOLUNTEER NIGHTS: Helping hands pitch in around the shop by organizing parts, moving bikes and tackling other projects. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bike Recycle Vermont, Burlington, 5-8 p.m. Free. Info, 264-9687.


SWING DANCING: Quick-footed participants experiment with different forms, including the Lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Beginners are welcome. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.

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R.I.P.P.E.D.: See SAT.6, 6-7 p.m. STRETCH & SIP YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC: Tunes by Ousmane energize participants for a flow yoga practice suitable for all levels. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 6-7:15 p.m. $15-20. Info, TAI CHI, LEVEL I: Beginners are introduced to sequences of slow controlled movements. South Burlington Recreation & Parks Department, 11 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 735-5467. ZUMBA: A high-energy instructor and a wide array of music keep students going strong as they dance their way to health. Marketplace Fitness, Burlington, 4:30-5:15 p.m. $12; free for members and first-timers. Info, 651-8773. ZUMBA WITH ALLISON: Conditioning is disguised as a party at this rhythm-driven workout session. Swan Dojo, Burlington, 7-8 p.m. $10. Info, 227-7221.


CHILDREN’S UNDERGROUND FILM SOCIETY: Monthly movie screenings encourage viewers of all ages to think critically about artful cinema. Big Picture Theater and Café, Waitsfield, 5:30 p.m. $5. Info, 496-8994. FLYNN YOUTH THEATER COMPANY: Kids showcase their creativity in front of family and friends. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 6 p.m. $5. Info, 863-5966. K-3 GARDENING PROGRAM: Half pints plant a vegetable to care for at home. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6955.

NESTLINGS FIND NATURE: Books, crafts, nature walks and outdoor activities give preschoolers a look at how songbirds develop and grow. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Regular admission, $3.50-7; free for members and kids under 3. Info, 434-2167. PRESCHOOL MUSIC: Melody makers ages 3 through 5 sing and dance into the afternoon. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11:30 a.m.noon. Free. Info, 264-5660. PRESCHOOL STORY HOUR: MOTHERS: Imaginations blossom when kids up to age 6 engage in themed tales and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. READ TO DAISY: Budding bookworms join a friendly canine for ear-catching narratives. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3:15-4 p.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

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READ TO WILLY WONKA THE VOLUNTEER THERAPY DOG: Kiddos cozy up for story time with the library’s furry friend. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660. SPANISH MUSICAL KIDS: See MON.8, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.


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SOCIAL GATHERING: Those who are deaf or hard of hearing or want to learn American Sign Language get together to break down communication barriers. The North Branch Café, Montpelier, 4-6 p.m. Cost of food and drink. Info, 595-4001.




OPEN JAM SESSION: Musicians follow the flow and explore sound together. The Pathways Vermont Community Center, Burlington, 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 888-492-8218, ext. 303. OPEN MIC: Singers, players, storytellers and poets entertain a live audience at a monthly showcase of local talent. Wallingford Town Hall, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 446-2872.


EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL NOVEL: Two novels by Chaim Potok are the basis of a course with psychotherapist Peter Burmeister on the ways in which works of fiction let readers in on aspects of personality. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. MEDICARE & YOU: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDICARE: Members of the Central Vermont Council on Aging clear up confusion about the application process and plan options. Central Vermont Council on Aging, Barre, 3-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 479-0531.


SHOEFLY TRAIL RUNNING SERIES: Runners and walkers break a sweat on one-mile, 5K and 10K excursions on Northeast Kingdom trails. See for details. 5 p.m. $45 for the series; free for kids under 10; preregister. Info, julie@


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CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP: Folks give feedback on essays, poetry and journalism written by Burlington Writers Workshop members. 110 Main St., Suite 3C, Burlington, 10:30 a.m. Free; preregister at; limited space. Info, 383-8104.

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STORY TIME FOR BABIES & TODDLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and puppets arrest the attention of children and their caregivers. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:10-9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

TOXIC WHITENESS DISCUSSION GROUP: Peace & Justice Center representatives facilitate a conversation on the harmful effects of white supremacy on communities and individuals. Peace & Justice Center, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345.

STORY TIME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Picture books, songs, rhymes and early math tasks work youngsters’ mental muscles. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956.

WOKE CLUB HUDDLE 3: Love warriors gather for an alt-book group aimed at taking action at a local and national level. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0406.



TODDLER STORY TIME: Good listeners up to 3 years old have fun with music, rhymes, snacks and captivating tales. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.


‘LA CAUSERIE’ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Native speakers are welcome to pipe up at an unstructured conversational practice. El Gato Cantina, Burlington, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Info, 540-0195. LUNCH IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ITALIAN: Speakers hone their skills in the Romance language over a bag lunch. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

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PAUSE-CAFÉ FRENCH CONVERSATION: Frenchlanguage fanatics meet pour parler la belle langue. Meet on the terrace in fair weather. Burlington Bay Market & Café, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.

BHUTANESE SENIOR FARMS TOUR: A translator accompanies community members to agricultural locales throughout the area. Champlain Senior Center, McClure Multigenerational Center, Burlington, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 658-3585. PLANT SALE: See WED.3.


‘EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM’: Gillian Anderson narrates this eye-catching film which takes art lovers to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the U.S., U.K. and France. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, 11 a.m. $5-10. Info, 382-9222.



COFFEE HOUR: Friends, neighbors and American Association of Retired Persons Vermont volunteers catch up on upcoming activities and issues facing older adults. New Moon Café, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. Free. Info, 951-1313. COMMUNITY SUPPER: See WED.3. VERMONT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION SPRING MEETING: Speakers elaborate on the theme “Blazing A Trail: The Economic Impact and Future of Vermont’s Trails and Recreation Paths.” Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center, 9 a.m.3:15 p.m. $50; preregister. Info, 229-9111.


BEGINNER CONTEMPORARY BALLET CLASS: See WED.3. CONTEMPORARY BALLET, LEVEL 2: See WED.3. DROP-IN HIP-HOP DANCE: See WED.3. ‘TAKING FLIGHT’: Dancers interpret experimental works by emerging Middlebury College choreographers. Dance Theatre, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.



‘BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE — TOUCH THE SKY’: Community engagement director of Vermont PBS Charles L. Pizer leads a discussion following a screening of this PBS program exploring issues of race. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jericho, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3932.

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COMMUNITY MEAL: Diners dig into a hot lunch. United Church of Johnson, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 635-2356. KICK THE SUGAR HABIT: Clinical herbalist Barb Alpert helps sweets addicts balance their cravings with new, healthy patterns. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. $35; preregister. Info,



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LEGO CLUB: Kiddos ages 6 and up snap together snazzy structures. Fairfax Community Library, 3-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. RICHMOND STORY TIME: See WED.3. STORY TIME & PLAYGROUP: See WED.3. STORY TIME WITH A TWIST: See WED.3. TODDLER TIME: See WED.3. YOGA FOR KIDS: See WED.3. YOUNG WRITERS & STORYTELLERS: Kindergartners through fifth graders practice crafting narratives. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 264-5660.








NEWS & BREWS: Citizens chat up Vermont business people and policy makers over cups of joe. Generator, Burlington, 8-9 a.m. Free. Info, 540-0761.










CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON VERMONT ANNUAL MEETING: An awards ceremony and dinner give way to sociologist Kathy Fox’s presentation “Prisoner Integration: Involving the Community: A Vermont Story.” Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, reception, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m.; talk, 7:30 p.m. $25-30 for dinner; free for lecture. Info,


SOCRATES COMMUNITY CAFÉ: Curious minds of all ages and backgrounds seek a deeper understanding of the question “Does privacy matter in our country today?” Waterbury Public Library, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Info,





JACLYN COMEAU: The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department biologist helps Vermonters become better neighbors to large furry mammals in “Living With Black Bears.” Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.

TECHNOLOGY NIGHT: Vermont Technical College’s Ken Bernard gets participants dialed into effectively browsing the web. Bring your own device. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:306:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.





SONG CIRCLE & CIRCLE SONGS: Heidi Wilson leads an evening of vocal expression using the Rise Up Singing songbook. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581.


‘MAMMA MIA!’: See WED.3. ‘PIPPIN’: Stunning acrobatics, gripping storytelling and a high-powered score propel the Broadway National Tour of this Tony Award-winning story of a young prince longing to be extraordinary. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $25-70. Info, 863-5966.


BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: Readers weigh in on The American Bible: Whose America Is This?: How Our Words Unite, Divide and Define a Nation by Stephen Prothero. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. WRITING CIRCLE: See WED.3. !



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art STUDIO SALE AND CLASSES: All fused glass jewelry, clocks, panels, plates, bowls, bottle spoon rests, etc. on sale. Reasonable offers considered. Also showing new garden art made with glass and ceramics. Great gifts for all occasions. Commissions welcome. Two-hour class. Make a pendent ($35) plus earrings ($45). All supplies included. Call for schedule. Studio: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Sale: Ongoing until May 13. Location: Maxine Davis Glass Art, 2257 Fuller Mountain Rd., N. Ferrisburg. Info: Maxine Davis, 425-3034, mzdavis@


ADULT: BEGINNER CLAY: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Learn how to throw clay on the wheel. Explore centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. Gain confidence with hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one time with the instructor. Leave with several finished pieces. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing. Fri., Jun. 12-Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-noon; no class July 7. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, ADULT: DRAWING: Instructor: Misoo Filan. Learn fundamental skills of observational drawing. Explore technical and conceptual foundation of drawing using a variety of drawing materials such as graphite, charcoal, pen and ink. Develop personal goals while examining creative

ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor: Mune Taguchi. Further develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing, including an option to explore other firing methods. Wed., Jun. 21-Aug. 16,

BLACKSMITHING 1: Instructor: Robert Wetzel. Using a forge, you will learn basic blacksmith techniques from building and maintaining a fire to hammer control. Students will create hooks, pokers and small leaves during this two-day workshop. Sat. & Sun., May 27-May 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $235/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft

WORKSHOP: PASTELS: Instructor: Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc, CPS. Explore bold landscapes with pastels. Working from sketches and photos, students will experiment with color and design. Demonstrations and a variety of instructor-guided approaches, critiques, at-easel assistance and lots of painting time will make this an educational and enjoyable painting experience. All levels welcome. Sat. & Sun. Aug. 12 & 13, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $200/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: RELIEF PRINTMAKING: Instructor: Noah Lagle. Come home with a lovely set of carving tools and an edition of test and final prints made from your own carved wood and linoleum blocks. In this introductory workshop, learn about printmaking and design and how to make relief prints. Sat., Jun 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $155/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: STAINED GLASS: Instructor: Chris Jeffrey. For Beginners and for those who would like to brush up on their skills. Students will make two small panels and learn how to cut glass and how to put together and solder their panels using the copper foil technique of stained glass assembly. Sat. & Sun., Jun. 10 & 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $272/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@, WORKSHOP: WATERCOLORS: Instructor: Joel Popadics. Explore the vistas of the Shelburne region and enjoy en-plein-air watercolor painting with renowned watercolorist Joel Popadics. Each day, participants will meet at different

WORKSHOP: WATERCOLORS: Instructor: Ayn Baldwin-Riehle. Explore the best uses of photographic reference materials to create fine detail in watercolor. Learn how to keep vitality, memory and overall composition working effectively in detailed work, and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of using photographs! Some experience in drawing and painting is necessary. Sat. Jul. 15,10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $100/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School , 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wed., 6 p.m. $15/person for one-hour class. No dance experience, partner or preregistration required, just the desire to have fun! Drop in any time and prepare for an enjoyable workout. Location: 266 Pine St., Burlington. Info: Victoria, 598-1077, info@ DSANTOS VT SALSA: Experience the fun and excitement of Burlington’s eclectic dance community by learning salsa. Trained by world famous dancer Manuel Dos Santos, we teach you how to dance to the music and how to have a great time on the dance floor! There is no better time to start than now! Mon. evenings: beginner class, 7-8 p.m.; intermediate, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Cost: $12/1-hour class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Jon Bacon, 355-1818, crandalltyler@hotmail. com, LEARN TO DANCE W/ A PARTNER!: Come alone or come with friends, but come out and learn to dance! Beginning classes repeat each month, but intermediate classes vary from month to month. As with all of our programs, everyone is encouraged to attend, and no partner is necessary. Private lessons also available. Cost: $50/4week class. Location: Champlain Club, 20 Crowley St., Burlington. Info: First Step Dance, 598-6757,,

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STONE GOURD FAIRY HOUSE/ CENTERPIECE: A DIY workshop to create your own fairy house, gnome home or centerpiece! The gourd is stained with carved windows and hinged door. Decorative accessories such as moss, birds, butterflies, pine cones, etc. are supplied.

ADULT: ALTERNATIVE FIRING: Instructor: Rik Rolla. Explore clay on the wheel in a creative mixed-level supportive environment. Examine properties of form function, color and glazes. Fire finished pieces in the primitive pit, the Raku Kiln with the option to explore other firing techniques. Gas reduction kiln and electric kilns are also available. Mon., Jun. 19-Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m., no class Jul. 3. Cost: $335/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: SHAKER HALL TABLE: Instructor: Chris Ramos. Learn a comprehensive introduction to woodworking. This course explores basic principles of lumber selection, hand-tool and machinery usage, milling, joinery and finishing. You will build a Shaker-style hall table, taking the project from blueprint through completion, while gaining familiarity with the wood shop environment. Wed., Jul. 12-Sep. 6, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $518.50/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Sage Tucker-Ketcham, 985-3648, info@,

WORKSHOP: BRANCH TO SPOON: Instructor: Rob Palmer. Learn to carve spoons from locally sourced green wood using hand tools and traditional Swedish carving methods at Rokeby Museum. Learn to identify appropriate species of wood for carving spoons and other utensils. Learn about the anatomy of a spoon and carving safety and techniques. Sat., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $160/ workshop; incl. materials & a set of carving tools to take home. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

locations, and Joel will offer the group two brief painting demonstrations followed by an opportunity to paint and apply technique with individual instruction. Mon.-Fri:, Aug. 7-11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $650/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,




ADULT: INTRO TO EN PLEIN AIR: Instructor: Clark Derbes. Practice the traditional fair-weather art of painting outside. Learn the basics of open-air landscape painting from how and where to set up your easel, to selecting your palate, to capturing changing light. All ability levels are welcome. Tue., Jul. 11-Aug.29, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $248/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

ADULT: MIXED-LEVEL WHEEL: Instructor, Rik Rolla. Further develop the fundamentals of wheel-throwing. Explore techniques through demonstrations and hands-on assistance. You set the pace and gain experience through guided individualized practice. Gas reduction kiln and electric oxidation kiln are available for firing including an option to explore other firing methods. Tue., Jun. 10-Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m.; no class Jul. 4. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

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THREE ASPECTS OF THE FEMININE: Join a circle of women for an exploration of three inherent aspects of consciousness and psycho-spiritual experience that deeply impact our personal growth, self-awareness and relationships. We will find these facets of the divine feminine in our birth charts to personalize the rich material presented and offer useful insights you can work with over time. No astrology knowledge required. Sat., May 13, 1-4:30 p.m. Cost: $45/person. Location: Railyard Apothecary & Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: 456-1078, kellhunter@earthlink. net, yoga-studio.

ADULT: INTERMED. OIL PAINTING: Instructor, Dana Heffern. Perfect for those looking to build on their basic knowledge of oil painting. Techniques will be learned through theory and practice. Subject matter may include still life, drapery, landscape and the human figure. Demonstrations will be provided for each class. Water-based or traditional oil paints welcome. Wed., Jun. 21-Aug. 16, 6-8:00 p.m.; no class Jul. 5. Cost: $248/ person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,

6-8 p.m.; no class July 5. Cost: $335/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,


ASTROLOGY & YOGA MUDRAS: The Basic Principles of Astrology: Learn about the signs of the zodiac and the celestial bodies that resonate with them, as well as the 12 houses. The Power Is In Your Hands: yoga mudras to help open the third eye and balance the hormones and water element in the body. Sun., May 7, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $50/5-hour workshop incl. light fare & tea. Location: Body & Soles Healing, 58 N. Main St., Suite 209, White River Jct. Info: Frances McManus, 299-5907, bodyandsoles@aol. com,

Just bring your imagination. Instructed by Vivian Jache. Ages 13-102. Sat., May 20, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $55/person; $50/members. Location: Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center & Gallery, 199 Rt. 7, Milton. Info: Christina Lesperance,

concepts through demonstrations, including drawing from a model in the final class. Mon., Jul. 10-Aug. 28, 6-8:00 p.m. Cost: $258/person; member discount avail. Location: The Shelburne Craft School, 64 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: 985-3648, info@,



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Classes for adults (also for kids with parents) Mon., Tue. & Wed. in Burlington. Wed. a.m. or Friday a.m. in Hyde Park. Thu. in Montpelier. Most classes are in the evenings or after school. Conga classes, too! Visit our schedule and register online. Location: Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 3G, Burlington; Capital City Grange, 6612 Rte. 12, Berlin; Moonlight Studios, 1670 Cleveland Corners Rd., Hyde Park. Info: 999-4255,


PAINTING LIGHT IN WATERCOLOR: Explore techniques on how to achieve spectacular light effects from ordinary images through the use of light and shadow. Materials list available. Instructor: Robert O’Brien. Sat., May 13, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $110/person; $85/ members. Location: Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond St., Stowe. Info: 253-8358, education@,

language LEARN SPANISH & OPEN NEW DOORS: Connect with a new world. We provide high-quality, affordable instruction in the Spanish language for adults, students and children. Travelers’ lesson package. Our 11th year. Personal instruction from a native speaker. Small classes, private lessons and online instruction. See our website for complete information or contact us for details. See website for schedule. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025,,

martial arts ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL: Come to Wu Xing Chinese Martial Arts. Join other thoughtful, intelligent adults to learn and practice Tai Chi, Kung Fu, meditation and dynamic physical exercises. Maximize your mental tranquility and clarity, physical health and fitness, and self-confidence. For people who never thought this would be for them. Fri., 6-7 p.m. & 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.noon & noon-1 p.m.; Tue., 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $15/1-hour class; $50/ mo. (incl. all classes offered); $5/ trial class. Location: 303 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 355-1301,, VERMONT BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts combat style based entirely on leverage and technique. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense curriculum is taught to Navy Seals, CIA, FBI, military police and special forces. No training experience required. Easy-to-learn techniques that could save your life! Classes for men, women and children. Students will learn realistic bully-proofing and self-defense life skills to avoid them becoming victims and help them feel safe and secure. Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them realistic martial arts training practices they can

carry with them thoroughout life. IBJJF & CBJJ Certified Black Belt 6th Degree Instructor under Carlson Gracie Sr.: teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! A five-time Brazilian National Champion; International World Masters Champion and IBJJF World Masters Champion. Accept no Iimitations! Location: Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 598-2839, julio@,

massage ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY PROGRAM: This program teaches two forms of massage: amma and shiatsu. We will explore oriental medicine theory and diagnosis as well as the body’s meridian system, acupressure points, yin yang and fiveelement theory. Additionally, 100 hours of Western anatomy and physiology are taught. VSAC nondegree grants are available. NCBTMB-assigned school. Begins Sep. 2017. Cost: $5,000/600-hour program. Location: Elements of Healing, 21 Essex Way, Suite 109, Essex Jct.. Info: Scott Moylan, 288-8160, scott@,

meditation LEARN TO MEDITATE: Through the practice of sitting still and following your breath as it goes out and dissolves, you are connecting with your heart. By simply letting yourself be, as you are, you develop genuine sympathy toward yourself. The Burlington Shambhala Center offers meditation as a path to discovering gentleness and wisdom. Shambhala Café (meditation and discussions) meets the first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.-noon. An open house (intro to the center, short dharma talk and socializing) is held on the third Sunday of each month, noon-2 p.m. Instruction: Sun. mornings, 9 a.m.-noon, or by appt. Sessions: Tue. & Thu., noon-1 p.m., & Mon.-Thu., 6-7 p.m. Location: Burlington Shambhala Center, 187 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 658-6795,

photography SPRING IN VERMONT PHOTO WORKSHOP: Spring in Vermont is one of the most magical times to be outdoors exploring the landscape with a camera. The streams are full, leaves are bursting and the fields are exploding with green. During this intensive weekend photography




BLMVT SISTER KEEPER CONFERENCE: Help us unite women in Vermont against

racism! The conference will include addresses by cofounder of Black Lives Matter Vermont Ebony Nyoni, workshops on racial justice in Vermont, workshops on issues faced by women of color in Vermont and a keynote address. Lunch will be provided. May 6, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost: $20/member; nonmember & premium registration avail. Location: Winooski High School, 80 Normand St., Winooski. Info: Black Lives Matter Vermont, Ebony Nyoni, 855-1886,, my-sisters-keeper-conferenceregistration.

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workshop, we’ll explore and photograph some of the most stunning Vermont landscapes. Fri.-Sun., May 26, at 3 -Sun., May 28, at 4 p.m. Cost: $695/ weekend intensive workshop. Location: Comfort Inn & Suites, Montpelier. Info: Green Mountain Photographic Workshops, Kurt Budliger, 272-5328, info@,

psychology LISTENING TO SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE WORKSHOP: Learn how to work more closely with your spiritual guidance in this hands-on workshop full of exercises and techniques. All necessary readings and materials are provided. Led by Sue Mehrtens. May 10, 17, 24 & 31; 7-9 p.m. Cost: $60/person. Location: Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences, 55 Clover Ln., Waterbury. Info: Sue, 244-7909.

tai chi BEGINNER TAI CHI IN BURLINGTON: At Long River Tai Chi Circle, we practice Cheng Man-ch’ing’s “simplified” 37 posture Yang-style form. The three pillars of our study are Form, Sensing Hands and Sword. Patrick is a senior instructor at Long River in Vermont and New Hampshire and will be teaching

May 7 & 21, Jun. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m Cost: $297/1 individual & 6 group sessions, gift card, Tibetan singing bowl meditation, sound massage. Location: Tomgirl Juice Co. , 463 St Paul St., Burlington. Info: Marina Mironova, 777-0199, ,

the classes in Burlington. Starts May 10, 9-10 a.m. Cost: $65/mo. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Long River Tai Chi Circle, Patrick Cavanaugh, 490-6405,, SNAKE-STYLE TAI CHI CHUAN: The Yang Snake Style is a dynamic tai chi method that mobilizes the spine while stretching and strengthening the core body muscles. Practicing this ancient martial art increases strength, flexibility, vitality, peace of mind and martial skill. Beginner classes Sat. mornings & Wed. evenings. Call to view a class. Location: Bao Tak Fai Tai Chi Institute, 100 Church St., Burlington. Info: 864-7902,


women BODY LIGHT WORKSHOP: Sunday Series WeightLoss Program for Women. Revolutionary approach to weight-loss and body confidence through body, mind, soul awakening and connection. Emotional healing and trauma healing tools for sustainable change (including EFT/meridian tapping). Finally a true path to self-love and creating your dream body and life! Register at Sun.,

EVOLUTION YOGA: Evolution Yoga and Physical Therapy offers yoga classes for everyone from beginner to expert. Choose from a wide variety of drop-in classes, series and workshops in Vinyasa, Kripalu, Core, Gentle, Vigorous, Yoga on the Lake, Yoga Wall, Therapeutics, and Alignment. Become part of our yoga community. You are welcome here. Cost: $15/class; $140/10-class card; $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 8649642, HONEST YOGA: Honest yoga offers practices for all levels. We just expanded to have two practice spaces! Your children can practice in one room while you practice in the other. No need for childcare. Yoga and dance classes ages 3 months and up. Brand-new beginners’ course: This includes two specialty classes per week for


IYENGAR YOGA: A classical approach to yoga. Our experienced teachers offer classes for all levels, ages and abilities, as well as prenatal classes and yoga therapy for injuries. Iyengar yoga focuses on uniting the body, breath and mind through attention to alignment. Precision. Rigor. Depth. Experience the Iyengar difference. 10 weekly classes; See website for schedule. Cost: $16/90-minute class. Location: Iyengar Center of Vermont, 294 North Winooski Ave., suite 212B, Burlington. Info: Iyengar Center of Vermont,

Rebecca Weisman, 379-7389,, LAUGHING RIVER YOGA SCHOOL: Are you a yoga teacher or seeking to be one? We offer a renowned 200-hour teacher training program to get you started, as well as a continuous flow of trainings designed specifically for yoga teachers. The learning never ends! Check out our website for dates and topics. Daily classes, 200- and 300hour teacher trainings. Cost: $65/first month of unlimited classes; workshop and training prices vary. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: 343-8119, RAILYARD YOGA STUDIO: Clearing Subconscious Kundalini Yoga Series with Sukhpran: first 3 Thu. in May, 7-8:30 p.m. Intentional Mantra Circle for Syria, free, May 11, 6-7 p.m. Women’s Astrology Circle, May 13, 1-4:30 p.m. Reiki or Tarot Readings with Claire: Mon., 6-8 p.m. Four-session Sound Healing with Melinda Wed, May 10-31, 7-8:30 p.m. Sufi Dancing by donation coming in June! See website for schedule. Location: Railyard Yoga Studio, 270 Battery St., Burlington. Info: 318-6050,,

SANGHA STUDIO | NONPROFIT, DONATION-BASED YOGA: Sangha Studio builds an empowered community through the shared practice of yoga. Free yoga service initiatives and outreach programs are offered at 17 local organizations working with all ages. Join Sangha in both downtown Burlington and the Old North End for one of their roughly 60 weekly classes and workshops. Become a Sustaining Member for $60/month and practice as often as you like! Daily. Location: Sangha Studio, 120 Pine St. and 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 448-4262, Info@sanghastudio. org. YOGA & RECOVERY GROUP FOR FOLKS LIVING W/ LYME DISEASE: Join as we practice gentle restorative poses suitable for all levels. Afterword, join the discussion as we share and support one another on the often confusing and isolating journey to wellness while living with lyme disease. Wear comfortable clothing. Visit laughingriveryoga. com for more information. May 7 & 28, 2-3:30 p.m. By donation. Location: Laughing River Yoga, The Chase Mill, 1 Mill St., Burlington.

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After more than 20 years in the game, dance-rockers !!! (pronounced “chk chk chk”) continue to pump up the volume with solid, disco-inspired synths and throbbing beats.


The “Edge of Pop” Path connects artists who are pop-adjacent. Each skews just a bit off-center while retaining the hallmarks of traditionally structured, radio-ready music.


Burlington’s Ross Travis, aka SnakeFoot, is known for buttery hip-hop and R&B production as well as tweaked-out, bass-heavy live hardware performances.


Trumpeter Will Andrews recently revamped his “soulectro” project Willverine for a monthly residency at the Light Club Lamp Shop. He blends rootsy, soulful songwriting with warm, electronic production.



Brooklyn-based world traveler Keith Birthday incorporates freak-folk influences with thumping drum machine and atmospheric electronics. HOW SAD (MAIN STAGE)

Montréal’s How Sad play synth-pop that ranges from blissful and chilled-out to giddy and anthemic. Their quirky sentiments come with titanic, ’80s-inspired hooks.

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Dan Deacon’s glitchy, fractured songs whip by at manic, breakneck speeds and contain elements of New Wave punk, EDM and noise-core. EXIT SOMEONE (LUCKY CLOUD)

Exit Someone’s Thom Gillies and June Moon sing sweet, languid duets over glistening, metallic guitar licks and tight beats. FRIDAY


It’s the end of the week, and the people are likely to get a little loose. The “I Can’t Feel My Face” Path might be good for those who have, shall we say, “checked out” for the evening. KIKAGAKU MOYO (MAIN STAGE)


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Get your mind out of the gutter, pervs. I’m not talking about anything lewd or lascivious. The “Horny” Path puts the brassiest bands in the spotlight. If their horns put you “in the mood,” Kat Wright well, that’s between you and your nether regions. BRASS BALAGAN (MAIN STAGE)

Burlington’s crimson-clad, brass-heavy radical street band uses its vast numbers to make monstrous incarnations of world folk music. CAROLINE O’CONNOR (SCOUT & CO.)


t’s finally here: Waking Windows, Vermont’s most cutting-edge music festival. From Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7, nearly 200 bands, solo artists, performance artists, comedians, speakers and DJs descend upon downtown Winooski. It’s a bona fide musical feeding frenzy. And the people are ravenous. If you’ve scoured the fest’s monstrous lineup, you might be overwhelmed about who to watch. But if you stare at the daily breakdowns long enough, certain thematic and stylistic paths begin to emerge — kind of like a T. Rex or rocket ship hidden within an autostereogram. There are near-infinite combinations of how to schedule your time over the three-day extravaganza. Here are seven curated paths that string together like-minded artists. Each includes five artists ordered chronologically and is specific to one day of the fest. Visit for set times.

This psychedelic quintet traveled all the way from Tokyo to share its groovy, tripped-out, vintage-inspired rock.

This local multiinstrumentalist uses guitar, saxophone and loop pedals to create luxuriant, yearning music that falls somewhere between indie rock and R&B. KAT WRIGHT (MAIN STAGE)

Though “Indomitable Soul Band” is no longer attached to her name, rest assured that the veritable queen of the Queen City still croons along with a hearty horn section. GNOMEDAD (LUCKY CLOUD)

One of the grooviest acts on the Burlington scene, Gnomedad pack a preposterous number of influences into their spastic, sax-centric flow. IRON EYES CODY (LUCKY CLOUD)

The chameleonic Iron Eyes Cody dabble in folk, indie rock and soulful pop. Their bountiful blend of instrumentation includes saxophone, synth, accordion and mandolin.



Brooklyn’s Octo Octa closes out the night with swirling, deep house vibes.

Self-described as stoner metal, this Burlington-based outfit plays sludgy, gloomy music perfect for late nights and hazy basements. Hannah Fair


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After much consideration, we realized Waking Windows is no longer the best fit for us or, more importantly, our customer[s].” He went on to write, “We are grateful to Waking Windows for bringing so many people into downtown Winooski, and wish them much success.” Even though MS is no longer participating in WW, it still plans to offer its own all-day entertainment during the fest. DJs MANNY WARD, CHIA, ROB DOUGLAS and LIL’ DAVE keep the house/ EDM vibes thumping all weekend long. Out one entire venue, the WW crew scrambled to find homes for dozens of performers. Through some undoubtedly skillful negotiating, they managed to essentially pull a new space out of thin air — perhaps that’s why they named it Lucky Cloud. Way to problem solve, gang. The biggest takeaway from this convoluted tale: The WW crew is a highly dedicated, resourceful and accommodating group of people willing to bend over backward to make things happen. The fact that they were able to pull this off under mounting pressure and a waning timeline is nothing short of a miracle. Visit for updated schedule and ticket info. (Full disclosure: I am a DJ at this year’s WW.)

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Alright, folks. Waking Windows is upon us. After six years, the monolithic extravaganza likely needs no introduction. But on the off chance the three-day festival somehow hasn’t entered your orbit, from Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7, downtown Winooski becomes a downright indiemusic fustercluck. Aside from the numerous outdoor stages, virtually every business on Winooski’s rotary gets in on the action as a pop-up rock club. But not every business. Last week, WW released updated daily lineups and schedules. You may have noticed a notable omission from the usual WW venues: newish ’Noosk bar Mister Sister — formerly Oak45. You may also have noticed that something called Lucky Cloud is now in the mix. And you probably wondered, What the hell is that? Short answer: a vacant commercial space on East Allen Street at the top of the rotary. Long answer: Well, it’s complicated. Let’s back up a bit. As recently as a few weeks ago, Mister Sister was slated to be a WW performance venue. As Oak45, the bar participated in WW for the last several years — and the space itself has been a WW venue even longer. As you might have heard, the upscale wine bar recently closed and reopened under the same ownership as Mister Sister — “a gay bar for the LGBT community and their allies,” according to its Facebook page. The new name

sparked a shitstorm of controversy, with many people claiming it was a transphobic slur. After an outcry for the name to be changed, the bar’s owner, CRAIG MCGAUGHAN, refused to do so — despite a public rebuking and condemnation from the Pride Center of Vermont. Meanwhile, the WW organizers were hard at work drafting this year’s schedules. (Deciding where and when to place more than 200 performers is not a task I envy.) And — wouldn’t you know it? — several bands slated to play MS refused to do so, claiming they didn’t feel comfortable or safe performing there due to its name and the surrounding controversy. This put the WW organizers in a pickle. All of their other venues were fully booked. For a hot minute, it seemed that the former KeyBank building on the corner of Main and West Allen Street might provide a solution. The space currently operates as artists’ studios. WW organizers quickly determined that it was not a feasible location. Fire codes are no joke. Here’s where the story gets even more tangled. When McGaughan heard that some of the bands had complained and requested to be moved to a new location, he decided to pull MS out of the festival altogether. In an email to Seven Days, McGaughan explained his reasoning: “Mister Sister became aware that some bands had decided they wouldn’t play our venue, including at least one band that [had] played our space for the last three years, because of the name.

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I hope you brought your earplugs, because you shouldn’t go bareback on the “Shredded” Path. These acts boast some of the fiercest, loudest guitar work you’ll hear this weekend. LIZRD WOMEN (ROTARY STAGE)

This raucous crew of college students claimed its WW slot after winning the second night of the recent Battle for Planned Parenthood. I guess we know who ripped it the hardest.

The “Down Home” Path plows the way for lovers of twang, folksy wisdom and music that harks back to simpler times. THE NATIONAL RESERVE (MAIN STAGE)

Kick back and crack a brewski while enjoying the rootin’, tootin’ strains of Brooklyn-based alt-country band the National Reserve. SILVER BRIDGET (FOUR QUARTERS BREWING)

Johnnie Day Durand employs the power of the almighty singing saw to reinvent popular songs through an eerie Americana lens.


Instrumental post-rock quartet Sad Turtle’s intricately crafted compositions are as complex as they are sonically rambunctious.




These hometown heroes mix ’60s garage rock and ’70s proto-punk for an earsplitting concoction of raging riffs and shout-along hooks.

Local singer-songwriter Hannah Fair’s unbridled vocal power is tempered by her vulnerability and uninhibited romanticism.


You might shed a tear or two for EMT’s classic take on ambling, low-key country.

Self-described as “lazegaze,” this Burlington quartet underscores its shadowy songwriting with an onslaught of burly, fuzzed-out power chords. THE MOUNTAIN SAYS NO (ROTARY STAGE)

Eerie. Haunted. Jagged. Soul-crushing. These are some of the many ways to describe the sonic magnitude of the Mountain Says No. SATURDAY





Keep an open mind when treading the “WTF” Path. Artists featured are frequently off-kilter and sonically dissonant, and they play by their own rules. SETH CHRISMAN (WINOOSKI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)

Formerly known as Widesky, the Hudson Valley composer makes ambient drone music full of hair-raising, otherworldly sounds. OUZKXQLZN (SCOUT & CO.)

Local cellist Lauren Costello performs under this unpronounceable moniker. She uses a variety of conventional and unconventional items to create unsettling sonic sculptures. BETH ISRAEL (MONKEY HOUSE)

Strains of shoegaze and post-punk drift in and out of Philadelphia’s frantic, lo-fi weirdos Beth Israel. URSULA (SCOUT & CO.)

Philadelphia duo Ursula use the tag “fuck off” to describe their 2015 record, Hair Salon. Their dissonant, no-wave style is both alienating and riveting. 70 MUSIC

Strains of blues, grunge, country and gospel converge in this Brooklyn-based quintet’s brooding brand of rock.


Greenfield, Mass., duo Home Body replace traditional conceptions of electro-pop with noisy, glamorous experimentalism.


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For the final day of WW, consider the “Hodgepodge” Path. It highlights eclecticism and exposes you to five drastically different artists. EBN EZRA (SCOUT & CO.)

With Auto-Tune set to 11, Burlington singer-songwriter/producer Ebn Ezra blends New Age textures, tropical beats and R&B sensibilities — like if 1988 Enya merged with 2011 the Weeknd. BLOODSHOT BILL (MONKEY HOUSE)

Montréal’s Bloodshot Bill plays lo-fi rockabilly that’s indistinguishable from classic-era artists such as Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison. AVA LUNA (ROTARY STAGE)

Ava Luna’s eccentric song structures present a fragmented take on classic soul. The New York City quintet also dabbles in garage rock and psychedelia. EVNGWEAR (WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK)

This modern, improvisational-fusion supergroup features members of local acts such as the Seth Yacovone Band, Madaila, Whoarfrost, and Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme. KALBELLS (LUCKY CLOUD)

The formerly local lead singer of Rubblebucket, Annakalmia Traver, just announced her debut solo album as Kalbells. The eclectic project is built on playful melodies and a blend of organic and electronic elements. !

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present the annual Grand Point North Local Band Contest. The winner of the contest will open the festival in September. Here’s the gist: The nomination period, during which fans can nominate the bands they want to see, has already begun and runs until Sunday, May 7. Any DJ, musician or band is eligible, as long as at least one member resides in Vermont. Voting commences on Monday, May 8, and continues until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. Find the nomination form at !



industry student who passed away in 2015 after battling acute myeloid leukemia. The lineup includes the MANGROVES, HARSH ARMADILLO, TOWN MEETING, COLOR & FRIENDS, BINGER, ROOKIE, SPIRITUAL REZ, the BONNETS, MONTY’S LOBSTER, DRUNK & IN THE WOODS, DR. NO, and HEAR. GreggFest runs from Friday to Saturday, May 5 to 6. Check out for more info.


Unfortunately, each day’s showcases conflict with one another. On Friday, hometown crews face off. You’ll have to choose between the Metal Monday showcase and the Local Hip-Hop showcase. HELLASCOPE or JARV? SAVAGE HEN or FRESH PATTERNS? Good luck with that Sophie’s Choice. Saturday poses even more conflicts. Montreal’s Blue Skies Turn Black showcase butts heads with both the Soundtoys/Signals showcase and the Friends + Family showcase. Later on, F + F overlaps with the Dull Tools showcase. All four showcases provide an eclectic mix of styles and sounds and are likely to appeal to a similar subset of attendees. HOAN or SAM LISBETH? PILL or GESTALT? Cue the “Jeopardy!” theme song. Finally, Sunday pits the Portland showcase against both the AF Tapes showcase and the NNA Tapes showcase, which run back-to-back. JEFF BEAM or BLEACH DAY? FAMILY PLANNING or WREN KITZ? As the Grail Knight says at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, “You must choose wisely.”

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CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free. THE DAILY PLANET: Zack DuPont (folk), 8 p.m., free. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: The Flat Five (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Willverine (electro-pop, soul), 9:30 p.m., free. Appalled Eagles (dance), 11 p.m., $5-10. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. The BellRays, Sammich (punk, soul), 9:30 p.m., $12/15. RADIO BEAN: Ensemble V (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Fertile Soil (folk-rock), 9 p.m., free. Kudu Stooge (funk, rock), 10:30 p.m., free. Adventure Dog (rock), midnight, free.




HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Flux Pavilion, Kayzo, Moksi (EDM), 8:30 p.m., $28/30. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Dustbowl Revival, VON GREY (Americana, soul), 8 p.m., $12/14. MISTER SISTER: Godfather Karaoke with Wolfie, 8:30 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: The Richard Panthers Trio, Pissant, Comrade Nixon (rock), 9 p.m., $3/8. 18+. SUGARHOUSE BAR & GRILL: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.

SMITTY’S PUB: Hi-Note Karaoke, 8:30 p.m., free. THE TAP ROOM AT SWITCHBACK BREWING: Stone City (folk-rock), 6 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Chris DiStefano (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $20/27.

DRINK: BLiNDoG Records Acoustic Sessions, 5 p.m., free.

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JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: George Petit Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

ASIAN BISTRO (WINOOSKI): Waking Windows: Karaoke with 802DJ, 10 p.m., $25-60.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Mark Daly (pop), 9:30 p.m., $10.

BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free.

NECTAR’S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. Rose Street Collective, Avery Cooper Quartet (jazz), 10 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

DOWNTOWN WINOOSKI: Waking Windows (music festival), 5 p.m., $25-55. FOUR QUARTERS BREWING: Waking Windows: Doctor Rick, Quiltro, Slomo Sapiens, the le duo, Thunder Kittens (eclectic), 5 p.m., $25-60.

PHO NGUYEN: Karaoke with DJ Walker, 8 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Thea Wren (jazz, soul), 6:30 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Hunter (rock, blues), 11 p.m., $5.

RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

GOOD TIMES CAFÉ: Geoff Muldaur (folk, blues), 8:30 p.m., $25.

SIDEBAR: Crusty Cuts and Loupo (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.

THE DAILY PLANET: Tom Pearo (ambient jazz), 8 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Adam Wolf and Ivamae (folk, soul), 7 p.m., free. Wavey Wednesday (EDM), 10 p.m., free.

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RED SQUARE: Dr. No (funk, rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (mashup, hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Standup Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.


RED SQUARE: AmerikanaBlue (Americana, blues), 6 p.m., free. DJ David Chief, 11 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Hannah Fair (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Thayer (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free.

HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: SoMo, Carter Reeves, Demarious Cole (R&B, pop), 8 p.m., $20/25. HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Parsonsfield, Animal Years (rock, Americana), 8 p.m., $10/12.

SIDEBAR: Comedy Open Mic, 7 p.m., free. The Onlys, Sleeping In, Badfellows (indie), 10 p.m., free.

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Shellhouse (rock), 7 p.m., free. LUCKY CLOUD: Waking Windows: smalltalker, Exit Someone, the Gifts, Orange Julians, Old Gold, Notation, Fresh Patterns, Loupo, David Chief, Jarv, Bar None the Best, Footings, Entrance to Trains (eclectic), 5:30 p.m., $25-60.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Mikey Sweet (Americana), 8 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Shoot First! A Star Wars Roast, 7:30 p.m., $10. The Daily Grind (improv), 8:45 p.m., $5.

chittenden county BACKSTAGE PUB: Trivia, 9:30 p.m., free.

GOOD TIMES CAFÉ: Geoff Muldaur (folk, blues), 8:30 p.m., $25.

Bedroom Eyes We live in an age when people can become famous

without ever leaving their bedrooms. R&B singer-songwriter SOMO is one of those lucky people. The Texas native developed a massive online following after his confessional-

HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Burlington Showcase featuring Navytrain, 2%, Evil People (neo-Americana), 8 p.m., $8/10.

style covers of popular artists including Chris Brown and John Lennon went viral on

JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Irish Jam Session (traditional), 7 p.m., free.

imagination. Catch SoMo on Friday, May 5, at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South

MISTER SISTER: Pickled Thursdays with Persephone Pétrein (Pickle) and Britney Rosé (drag), 9 p.m., free. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 7 p.m., free.

barre/montpelier SWEET MELISSA’S: Dave Langevine (ragtime), 6 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: The DuPont Brothers (folk), 7 p.m., free.


MARTELL’S AT THE RED FOX: Open Mic & Jam Session, 9 p.m., free. MOOGS PLACE: Open Mic with Allen Church, 8:30 p.m., free. SUSHI YOSHI (STOWE): Bryan McNamara Trio (jazz), 5 p.m., free.

YouTube. Much like his contemporary Drake, SoMo’s modern ballads lean toward the hypersexual. Explicit bangers such as “Mirror” and “Control” leave little to the Burlington. CARTER REEVES and DEMARIOUS COLE open.

mad river valley/ waterbury

ZENBARN: Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area

CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Throttle Thursdays with DJ Gold (hits), 9 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: DJ Da.Root (hits), 9 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Jon Wagar and Friends (singer-songwriter), 10 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Karaoke with DJ Jon Berry, 9 p.m., free.



BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Queen City Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Cinco de Mayo featuring Cosmosis Jones, Kudu Stooge, HOBBZ (jam), 9 p.m., $5. JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. JUNIPER: Brett Hughes (country), 9 p.m., free. LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Everything Turned to Color (folk, jazz), 8 p.m., free. Mikey Sweet (Americana), 9:30 p.m., free. Mixed Methods (eclectic), 11 p.m., $5.

NECTAR’S: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond, Lush Honey, Deven Massarone, 9:30 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ THE IRISH LOCAL & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Friday Morning Sing-Along with Linda Bassick & Friends (kids’ music), 11 a.m., free. Daytripper (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. Fiasco (pop covers), 8 p.m., free. ThatOneEyedKid (alt-pop), 9 p.m., free. High Summer (jazz), 10 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Funkwagon (jam), 3 p.m., free. Craig Mitchell (house, hits), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ KermiTT (hits), 10 p.m., $5.

MCKEE’S PUB & GRILL: Eric George, the Rough & Tumble, Joe Adler, Dan Johnson, Daniel Rahilly (eclectic), 5 p.m., $25-60. MISERY LOVES CO.: Waking Windows: Buster Brown, Classic Hits (eclectic), 8:30 p.m., $25-60. MONKEY HOUSE: Waking Windows: Octo Octa, Open Mike Eagle, SnakeFoot, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Ravi Shavi, Barishi, Savage Hen, Kiefcatcher, Guthrie Galileo, Willverine (eclectic), 5 p.m., $25-60. MULE BAR: Waking Windows: Two Sev, Cre8, Luis Calderin, Melo Grant, Brunch, Crwd Control, Kingdom Soundsystem, Lazy Eye (eclectic), 5 p.m., $25-60. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Leno, Cheney & Young (rock), 5 p.m., free. Phil Abair Band (rock), 9 p.m., free. ROTARY STAGE: Waking Windows: Barbacoa, Blowtorch, Blue Button, Dino Bravo (eclectic), 5:30 p.m., $25-60. SCOUT & CO. (WINOOSKI): Waking Windows: Alpenglow, Karavan, S.E. Ward, Laser Background, Norwegian Arms, the Snaz (eclectic), 5 p.m., $25-60. STONE CORRAL BREWERY: The Brevity Thing (rock), 7 p.m., free.


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Vermont rapper Humble, aka Jeff Philie, has been a credit to the local scene for nearly a decade. Known for his work on the mic with Bless the Child, he’s equally respected as a community builder. Hosting open mics and helping with charity events are the least of his contributions: He’s also a full-time father and certified organic herb farmer. That’s a heady stew of life experience, all of which comes to bear on his remarkable new album, Premonition. Humble has long been one of Vermont’s best practitioners of “conscious rap.” He balances his earnest politics with a scrupulous respect for hip-hop fundamentals. His flow is laid-back but persistent, a distinctive blend of early ’90s rap from the East and West coasts. Think Hieroglyphics meets


Premonition has some very ambitious, Big Idea concept tracks. But none is more formidable than “I Am America.” Over a hypnotic Dave Mitchell beat, Humble launches into what sounds like an intricate chorus that turns out to be a five-minute barrage of brilliantly inventive rhyme writing. Other surprises are in store. On “Matchbook,” a dark, thumping beat from Rico James of Self Portrait, Humble flexes a nonstop verse of carefully written show-off rhymes. It’s a side of the artist we seldom see, and it’s a real treat. The final contender for best track would be “Mama Earth,” a cut that features his Bless the Child collaborator Rajnii Eddins. Producer iLLu crafts a beautiful space that allows the duo’s tag-

team dynamic to shine. It’s also the kind of beat you can leave on repeat for hours, a summer vacation for your headphones. Humble’s production approach is, true to form, unvarnished. In an era of Pro Tools gloss, Premonition harks back to the days of four-track machines and demo tapes. The home-studio feel is fitting for such a personal album, though. It’s organic produce, after all. Thanks to the mastering expertise of Zach Crawford, aka SpySplitterInk, everything here bangs, too. With no hype or fanfare, Humble has quietly dropped one of the best Vermont rap albums of the year so far. This is a fast-moving, sampleheavy tribute to classic rap cassettes recommended for the genre faithful and curious locals alike. It showcases no fewer than seven different producers, yet it’s a smooth ride front to back. In short, Premonition is an unexpected gift. Premonition by Humble is available at

DeFelice utilizes DJ techniques without restraint in his production. Opening track “All Night” immediately acquaints the listener with his love of beat repeat. A disco strings sample is chopped with rapid percussion and guitar that melts into the background. In deviation from pop production formula, the lyrics and vocals are too low in the mix to balance the song’s high energy, dampening the song’s impact. “Mr. Freeze” relies on a relentless, instantly recognizable sample of the Italo disco classic “Faces” by Clio. Again, the vocals get lost in the mix, a confusing creative decision to any listener familiar with the original

Clio song. A guitar bit enters at the end of the track. Its presence earlier would have helped to create a unique interpretation of the widely used sample. The album begins to sound more refined on “Jesus.” The Yeezus-era Kanye West influence is apparent on this club-worthy dance track. Vocals are styled in a Black Keys-esque, southernrock fashion. Unlike the sample usage in “Mr. Freeze,” “Jesus” flips the thumping bass rhythm of Robert Owens’ house anthem “Bring Down the Walls” with finesse. Coupled with warped vocals from Petria’s “I Miss Your Love,” the track becomes a dark pop song with lyrics lingering on the fear of death.

DeFelice reverts to his singersongwriter tendencies on “Shift.” The track’s clear vocals and pretty, melodic guitar are a welcome interlude amid the album’s aggressive, looped sample exploration. Mournful background vocal harmonies transition and taper off into a distorted guitar solo recalling psych-rock reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The genre-traversing pop of Orange Julians demonstrates innate talent for composition and a deep well of creativity. Vermont isn’t a region where pop surfaces often, so listeners craving the genre will likely be enthusiastic about the local recording. However, Option would have benefited from restraint with sampling and effects. The album has dynamic potential but feels cluttered with clashing influences. Option by Orange Julians is available at Orange Julians plays at Lucky Cloud in Winooski on Friday, May 5, as part of Waking Windows.





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Julian Rumney DeFelice’s solo project Orange Julians is exploratory pop with grandiose aspirations. His latest release, Option, contains 12 tracks with musical influences spanning hip-hop, disco and southern rock. The album follows his 2016 release, Object, which was laden with ’80s synth samples and romantic themes. With Option, DeFelice is a long distance from the introspective folk songs of his early demos. The album chases a theatrical, radio-play sound in the vein of Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Justin Timberlake’s Justified. The drama of Option makes sense, considering that DeFelice holds a degree in acting and directing from Castleton University.

Grand Puba. He’s also more flexible than ever, and Premonition is full of new cadences and songwriting approaches. The album kicks off with two tracks produced by local beatsmith Old Gold, who nails a pocket between boom bap and pure psychedelia. Old Gold has been honing a distinctive sound through remixes and live performances, and it pays off big on Premonition. He contributed three other standout tracks here, most especially “Ancient Burial Verse,” perhaps the best song on the album. Then again, perhaps not. It speaks to Humble’s quality control that it’s probably a four-way tie for that title, with no clear winner.

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WAKING WINDOWS OUTDOOR STAGE: Waking WIndows: Dan Deacon, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), How Sad, Kikagaku Moyo (eclectic), 5 p.m., $25-60.

the contemporary music landscape, one has to ask: What makes a band stand out from all the others? The question most certainly applies to Brooklyn’s REAL ESTATE.

WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Waking Windows: Appalled Eagled, the Cush, Screaming Females, Swale (eclectic), 10 p.m., $25-60.

Even former guitarist Matt Mondanile once admitted to Pitchfork that they make songs perfect for “the background.” But from their impalpable self-titled 2009


record to their surprisingly excellent 2017 effort, In Mind,

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Comedy Open Mic, 6 p.m., free. Yankee Cockfight, Zack Silk, Matt Olson (blues, Americana), 9 p.m., free. LA PUERTA NEGRA: Joe Moore (jazz), 6 p.m., free. Anachronist, Talking Doctor (rock), 9 p.m., $5. SWEET MELISSA’S: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5:30 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Kava Express (funk, rock), 7 p.m., free.


MOOGS PLACE: Chris Lyon (solo acoustic), 6 p.m., free.

middlebury area

51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Ivory (rock covers), 7 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Toast (rock), 9:30 p.m., free.

origins to a band that shrewdly crafts dynamic rock music full of disparate influences. At times dreamy, at others alarmingly lucid, Real Estate at last prove themselves three-day Waking Windows music festival on Saturday,


RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (hits), 6 p.m., $5. DJ Reign One (EDM), 11 p.m., $5.

BLEU NORTHEAST SEAFOOD: Ted Crosby (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Jarv (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free. SVPPLY (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.


CLUB METRONOME: A Capella Night featuring Root 7 and Vinyl Street, 7 p.m., $5. Retronome With DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Sabouyouma (West African, funk), 8 p.m., free.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Chris DiStefano (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $20/27.

JUNIPER: Thea Wren (jazz, soul), 9 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Bird Full of Trees (roots, blues), 7 p.m., free. Taka (vinyl DJ), 11 p.m., free.

outside vermont

MONOPOLE: Revibe (jam), 10 p.m., free. MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free. OLIVE RIDLEY’S: All Request Night with DJ Skippy (hits), 10 p.m., free.


THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $10/15.

worthy of considerable attention. Real Estate headline the


TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: One For the Road (rock), 9 p.m., free.

TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: The Owl Stars (Americana), 7 p.m., free.


Real Estate have progressed from utterly forgettable

NECTAR’S: Mikey Sweet (Americana), 7 p.m., free. Haley Jane & the Primates, Goose (Americana, soul), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: Elizabeth Devlin (avant-garde folk), 7 p.m., free. Francesca Shanks (indie folk), 8 p.m., free. Django Koenig (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., free. Ty-Alex (indie rock), 10 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE: Left Eye Jump (blues), 4 p.m., free. Crooked Coast (rock), 7 p.m., $5. Mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5.

SMITTY’S PUB: The Dogcatchers (rock), 8 p.m., free.

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ASIAN BISTRO (WINOOSKI): Waking Windows: Karaoke with 802DJ, 10 p.m., $25-60. DOWNTOWN WINOOSKI: Waking Windows (music festival), 11 a.m., $25-55. FOUR QUARTERS BREWING: Waking Windows: About Time, Some Hollow, Phil Yates & the Affiliates, Lake Superior, the Pilgrims, the Parts, Silver Bridget, Cam Will (eclectic), 2:30 p.m., $25-60. JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: The Jeff Salisbury Band (blues), 7 p.m., free.

LUCKY CLOUD: Waking Windows: Page Burner with Nat Baldwin, Alison Prine, Alexandria Hall (literary readings), 12:30 p.m., $25-60. Waking Windows: Iron Eyes Cody, the Vernes, J Bengoy, Rick Rude, Tyler Daniel Bean, Doom Service, Eastern Mountain Time, Sleeping In, Gnomedad, Tiny Hazard, Friendship, Ellen Degenerates, Hello Shark, Beeef (eclectic), 1:30 p.m., $25-60. MCKEE’S PUB & GRILL: Waking Windows: Kelly Ravin, Wes Buckley, Owl Stars, Hannah Fair, Erin Cassels-Brown, Xenia Dunford, Julie Winn (eclectic), 3 p.m., $25-60. MISERY LOVES CO.: Waking Windows: Not Ted, the Trill Detective, Von Hauer, Rick Stevens Entertainment, Cooley, Steal Wool, Matt Kloss, Inconceivable, Mjrette Susan Norton (eclectic), 11 a.m., $25-60. MISTER SISTER: Dance Party featuring Manny Ward, Chia and Rob Douglas (EDM, house), 2 p.m., $5. MONKEY HOUSE: Waking Windows: DJ Disco Phantom, TEEN, Home Body, Omni, Future Punx, PILL, Eaters, Beth

May 6, in downtown Winooski. Israel, Hoan, Adam Strangler, Smileswithteeth, Radiant Baby, the Smittens, Osage Orange, the Shandies, Jessica Rabbit Syndrome (eclectic), noon, $25-60.

Milkmaid II, ouzkxqlzn, DJ Organic Mommy, DJ Golden Pousett, Caroline O’Connon, Emma Cook & Questionable Company, Maryse Smith (eclectic), 1:30 p.m., $25-60.

MULE BAR: Waking Windows: Funkytown with Wobblyhead and Mean Martin, Dennis Lemoine, Llu, Christopher Rubin, Bosses Truck, Mixed Methods, Local Dork, J’Beau (eclectic), noon, $25-60.

STONE CORRAL BREWERY: Hard Scrabble (bluegrass, blues), 7 p.m., free.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Third Shift (rock), 5 p.m., free. Close to Nowhere (rock), 9 p.m., free. ROTARY STAGE: Waking Windows: The Mountain Says No, Leapling, Paper Castles, Mail the Horse, the Lonestar Chain, Sad Turtle, T-Alex, Nice Guy Eddy, LizRd Women (eclectic), 12:30 p.m., $25-60. SCOUT & CO. (WINOOSKI): Waking Windows: Page Burner with Henry Finch, Meaghan Reynolds, Sam Hughes, Robin McLean (literary readings), noon, $25-60. Waking Windows: Ursula, Gestalt, Mother Tongue, Jennifer Vanilla, What’s Tricks, Divided Self, Sam Lisbeth,

SUGARHOUSE BAR & GRILL: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. WAKING WINDOW OUTDOOR MAIN STAGE: Waking Windows: Real Estate, Pond, Frankie Cosmos, Rough Francis, Kat Wright, the Welterweights, the National Reserve, WW March with Brass Balagan (eclectic), 2 p.m., $25-60. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Waking Windows: Jaw Gems, Mndsgn, Milo, Kafari, Collin Badger (eclectic), 9:30 p.m., $25-60.


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THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Jazz & Fondue, 7 p.m., free.

CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: Jacob Green (singer-songwriter), 6 p.m., free. Fresh Patterns, Poe Mack, Maiden Voyage (hip-hop), 6 p.m., free.

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ESPRESSO BUENO: Danielle O’Hallisey (jazz fusion), 7:30 p.m., free. FEMCOM (standup), 8:30 p.m., free.

CITIZEN CIDER: Brett Hughes (country), 6 p.m., free.

WHAMMY BAR: Bob Hannan with Seamus Hannan and Geof Hewitt (soul), 7 p.m., free.

THE DAILY PLANET: Silver Bridget (saw-folk), 8 p.m., free.


JUNIPER: The Ray Vega Quartet (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free.

JP’S PUB: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free.

EL TORO: Cooie Sings (Americana), 6:30 p.m., free.

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Irish Sessions (traditional), 7 p.m., free. Willverine (electro-pop, soul), 9:30 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

ZENBARN: Kalbells (experimental, soul), 9 p.m., free.

middlebury area

51 MAIN AT THE BRIDGE: Tim Brick (rock, country), 8 p.m., free. CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: City Limits Dance Party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free. HATCH 31: Jim Shaw (folk), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Crazyhearse, Sand Machine (Americana, punk), 9 p.m., free.

champlain islands/northwest TWIGGS — AN AMERICAN GASTROPUB: All Without the Bass (pop, rock), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont MONOPOLE: Izland Tonik (reggae, soca), 10 p.m., free.



THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Revels Pub Sing (traditional), 6 p.m., free.



LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Game Night, 7:30 p.m., free. NECTAR’S: Mi Yard Reggae Night with DJs Big Dog and Jahson, 9:30 p.m., free/$3. 18+. RADIO BEAN: Pete Sutherland and Tim Stickle’s Old Time Session (traditional), 1 p.m., free. June Star (Americana), 6 p.m., free. Henry Finch Plays Randy Newman, 7:30 p.m., free. Primal Static (rock, blues), 10 p.m., free. Portraits of Sawyer (acoustic), 11:15 p.m., free.


RED SQUARE: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Jack Bandit and Friends (EDM), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, $5-10 donation. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Feed the Meter (sketch comedy), 7 p.m., $5. Improv Class Show, 8 p.m., free.


chittenden county

DOWNTOWN WINOOSKI: Waking Windows (music festival), 11 a.m., $25-55.


MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.

Hey, Stranger Hot on the heels of his 2016 album, Old News, Burlington expat and founder of Jenke

NECTAR’S: Vinyl Night with DJ Disco Phantom (vinyl DJs), 6 p.m., free. Sammich, Lord Electro (jam), 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.

Records Tommy Alexander recently announced his new band: TY-ALEX. Now based in Portland, Ore., the singer-songwriter

and company are back in the 802 for a string of performances, including an appearance on Vermont Public Radio’s instudio music series, “Live From the Fort.” Ty-Alex also features Vermont native Django Koenig, who just dropped his first solo album, Django Soulo. On Ty-Alex’s debut of demos, Let’s Do This, Alexander’s brand of rustic slacker-rock is ever present as he muses on such topics as insecurity and lovesick blues. Ty-Alex play twice on Saturday, May 6: at Waking Windows in downtown Winooski and at Radio Bean in Burlington. The band also opens for Mac DeMarco on Tuesday, May 9, at the sold-out Higher Ground Ballroom. FOUR QUARTERS BREWING: Waking Windows: the Whiskey Dicks, the High Breaks (eclectic), 3 p.m., $25-60.

Otter Space (eclectic), 1:30 p.m., $25-60.

LUCKY CLOUD: Waking Windows: Nerftoss, Kalbells, Tredicci Bacci, Ryan Power, Wren Kitz, Apartment 3, Bleach Day, Amelia Devoid, the Dead Shakers (eclectic), 3 p.m., $25-60.

WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Waking Windows: Dwight & Nicole, EVNGwear, Navytrain (eclectic), 7 p.m., $25-60.

MCKEE’S PUB & GRILL: Waking Windows: AM Radio, Jack Schroeder, Onion River Boys (eclectic), 11 a.m., $25-60. MISERY LOVES CO.: Waking Windows: Lee J, Indoorsy, DJ Mae, Craig Mitchell (eclectic), 11 a.m., $25-60. MISTER SISTER: T-Dance with Chia (house), 4 p.m., free. MONKEY HOUSE: Waking Windows: Hess is More, DJ Disco Phantom, Doug Tuttle, Ian Sweet, Bison, Beth Head, Bloodshot Bill, Asperos Saicos, Black Rabbit, Little Slugger, Near North (eclectic), 2 p.m., $25-60. MULE BAR: Waking Windows: Dave L. Yeah and Sherkat, Johnny Miami, Fundanzo and the Wondermuffs, Bravo B, DJ Fattie B, WDY, Sharks, Drew Brinckerhoff (eclectic), noon, $25-60. ROTARY STAGE: Waking Windows: Downtown Boys, Ava Luna, Shana Flanana, Steady Betty, Siding Spring (eclectic), 3:30 p.m., $25-60. SCOUT & CO. (WINOOSKI): Waking Windows: Sabouyama, A2VT, Grup Anwar, Ebn Ezra, Christopher Shar, Ivamae,

SUGARHOUSE BAR & GRILL: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

barre/montpelier SWEET MELISSA’S: Live Band Karaoke, 7 p.m., donation.

outside vermont

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bluegrass Brunch, noon, free.



LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Lamp Shop Lit Club (open reading), 8 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Andrew of the North (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Kip de Moll and Friends (Americana), 8 p.m., free. Curtis Halle (singer-songwriter), 9 p.m., free. Sling Shot (funk, reggae), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Mashtodon and Friends (hip-hop), 9 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Family Night (open jam), 9 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Comedy & Crêpes (standup), 7 p.m., free.

chittenden county BACKSTAGE PUB: Open Mic, 9:30 p.m., free.

RED SQUARE: DJ Aras (dance), 7 p.m., free. Pop Rap Dance Party, 10 p.m., free.

MONKEY HOUSE: Kelly Ravin (country), 6 p.m., free. Motown Mondays (Motown DJs), 8 p.m., free.

SIDEBAR: Ron Stoppable (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.


HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Mac DeMarco, Tonstartssbandht, Ty-Alex (rock), 8:30 p.m., $27/30.

PLATE: Pierre Bensusan (acoustic), 8:30 p.m., $30.

ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Trivia with Top Hat Entertainment, 7 p.m., free.

MOOGS PLACE: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.



THE GRYPHON: P’tit Trio (jazz), 8 p.m., free.

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SUGARHOUSE BAR & GRILL: Funkwagon (jam), 8:30 p.m., free. WATERWORKS FOOD + DRINK: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.


CHARLIE-O’S WORLD FAMOUS: DJ Jessbro Karaoke, 9 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA’S: Open Mic, 7 p.m., donation.

LEUNIG’S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Queen City Hot Club (jazz), 7 p.m., free.

mad river valley/ waterbury

LIGHT CLUB LAMP SHOP: Variety Jam for Hunger Relief in South Sudan with Daby Touré (Afro-pop, soul), 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area

NECTAR’S: Dead Set (Grateful Dead tribute), 10 p.m., $3/5.18+. RADIO BEAN: Stephen Callahan Trio (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Variety Jam for South Sudan, 7 p.m., free. King Arthur Junior (acoustic), 9 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Eric George & Friends, 10 p.m., $3.

SHEPHERDS PUB: Fred Brauer (Americana), 7 p.m., free.

HATCH 31: Erin Cassels-Brown (indie folk), 6 p.m., free. Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson (country), 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Karaoke with Roots Entertainment, 9 p.m., free.

outside vermont

OLIVE RIDLEY’S: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

RADIO BEAN: Adam Wolf (alt-country), 7 p.m., free. King Willow (indie folk), 8 p.m., free. Fertile Soil (folk-rock), 9 p.m., free. L.Dora (rock), 10:30 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Robin Gottfried Trio (rock), 6 p.m., free. DJ David Chief, 11 p.m., free. SIDEBAR: Aaron Waldman Band and Friends (jam), 7 p.m., free. Funkwagon, Dr. No (jam), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Hannah Fair (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. VERMONT COMEDY CLUB: Russell Howard (standup), 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., $20/32.

chittenden county JERICHO CAFÉ & TAVERN: Bluegrass Jam Session, 7 p.m., free.

MISTER SISTER: Godfather Karaoke with Wolfie, 8:30 p.m., free. SUGARHOUSE BAR & GRILL: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.


SWEET MELISSA’S: D. Davis (acoustic), 5:30 p.m., donation. WHAMMY BAR: Open Mic, 7 p.m., free.

middlebury area CITY LIMITS NIGHT CLUB: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.

TWO BROTHERS TAVERN: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., free.

northeast kingdom PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.

outside vermont MONOPOLE: Open Mic with Lucid, 10 p.m., free.

THE SKINNY PANCAKE (HANOVER): Bow Thayer (folk-rock), 7:30 p.m., free. !



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Anni Mackay

Plus One BigTown Vergennes takes off in the nation’s smallest city

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ritish transplant Anni Mackay opened BigTown Gallery in Rochester in 2005, nearly 10 years after trading New York’s hustle and bustle for Vermont’s slower rhythms. Over the past decade, Mackay has smoothed and polished her gem of a gallery. She’s built a quietly impressive roster of more than 30 artists from around the region and beyond. One of them — Port Townsend, Wash., glass artist April Surgent — was a 2016 United States Artists Fellow, an honor that comes with an unrestricted grant of $50,000. In addition to representing visual artists, Mackay has embraced the literary and performing arts. She’s produced

multiple installments of the BigTown BigTent summer festival of poetry, music and performing arts, as well as the Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series. Now, adding to her list of accomplishments, Mackay has signed a lease to open a second BigTown in the country’s smallest city: Vergennes. BigTown Vergennes will officially open on Saturday, May 13. It occupies the former studio space of painter Peter Fried, whom Mackay exhibited in Rochester in 2016. Light-filled and modest in size, the gallery is next door to Vergennes Laundry and a few doors down from another art newcomer, the Northern Daughters gallery.

“I wasn’t looking to open a second gallery,” Mackay said during a recent visit. “Rochester has never really felt like a bad place to me.” Still, having a satellite in Vergennes, Mackay added, “allows [me] to focus on the western part of the state.” The location brings her closer to the audiences of Chittenden County, while keeping her linked to “the constituency I’m already dialed in with.” And, she noted, “I’d like to be a little more connected to New York.” She hopes a presence nearer to the Burlington area will also help draw more visitors, newcomers and old friends to the Rochester venue. “Wherever you’re going, you’re dropping crumbs to where you’ve come from,” Mackay mused. Two new hires and two new members of the board of Mackay’s nonprofit, BigTown Projects, have bolstered the gal“Dixon Hills” lery’s growth spurt. by Celia Reisman Margi Rogal of Hancock

recently joined the board and has begun handling gallery communications. Bud Venturini of Rochester joined Mackay as an assistant in March. The new gallery’s inaugural exhibition is “The Baker’s Dozen,” featuring select works by 13 of Mackay’s core artists. Press materials announce that the show is dedicated to 90-year-old collage artist Varujan Boghosian, who will attend the opening.


Two-dimensional works in the exhibit include collages by Boghosian and Marcus Ratliff, abstract paintings by Nancy H. Taplin and Ben Frank Moss, photographs by Virginia Beahan and Peter Moriarty, and an extinction-themed print by cartoonist Edward Koren. The show’s threedimensional offerings include an abstract wall-hung work by Marcy Hermansader and sculpture by John Udvardy and the late Hugh Townley.

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! ‘CONJURING: SHE RISES’: Works by 13 female artists, in commemoration of the 325th anniversary of the Salem witch trials. Reception: Friday, May 5, 5-9 p.m. May 5-27. Info, The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Burlington. EMERGENT MEDIA MFA THESIS SHOW: Work by MFA candidates exploring diverse projects focused on art, entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. May 8-27. Info, cthompson@ Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington.

! ‘HERE STILL’: Portraits by Vermont painters Kate Longmaid, Nathaniel J Moody and Corrine Yonce. Reception: Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. May 5-July 25. Info, New City Galerie in Burlington. ! HOWARD CENTER GROUP EXHIBITION:

An exhibition of works by members of the Howard Center Arts Collective and students from the Bellcate School. Reception: Friday, May 5, 4-6 p.m. May 4-June 1. Info, aforguites@ Flynndog in Burlington. IAA FAMILY PORTRAIT PROJECT: Family portraits taken by BCA photographer Michelle Saffran, alongside family stories written by Integrated Arts Academy students. More than 145 family portraits are also on display at Fletcher Free Library, North End Studios, Barrio Bakery, Chubby Muffin and Nunyuns. May 5-31. Info, 864-8475. Burlington City Hall. JANN LABELLE-PRINCE: “60 Years of Painting,” a retrospective of works by the Vermont artist. May 5-31. Info, 862-8679. Brickwork Art Studios in Burlington.

! ‘NINE BY NINE’: Nine 12-by-12-inch titles, made by Heidi Broner, Sally Duval, Wendy James, Irene Lederer LaCroix, Carol MacDonald, Dianne Shullenberger, Ellen Spring, Daryl Storrs and Ulrike Tessmer. Tiles are accompanied by additional works by each of the artists. Reception: Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. May 5-31. Info, 863-6458. Frog Hollow Vermont Craft Gallery in Burlington. ! ‘VERMONT LANDSCAPE & WATER’: A group exhibition featuring seasonal landscapes by Vermont artists Sean Dye, Phil Laughlin, Sandra Reese and Ken Russack. May 5-July 29. ! SARAH BUNKER: A solo exhibition of works in acrylic, oils pastels, graphite and collage. Reception: Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. May 5-June 15. Info, 860-4972. Black Horse Gallery in Burlington. ‘STRENGTH IN NUMBERS’ ANNUAL SHOW: Works by Vermont art teachers, who meet monthly to share work and support one another in their artistic practices. May 8-July 30. Info, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.

chittenden county

! ‘CHICKENS!’: A group exhibition of chickenthemed works by local artists. Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2-4 p.m. May 7-August 31. Info, Jericho Town Hall. ! ‘THE HISTORY OF RACING IN MILTON’: An

! ‘LOST & FOUND’: Mixed-media and watercolor works by Vermont artists Pat Laffin and Gail Martin. Reception: Saturday, May 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 3-June 1. Info, 453-6309. Tourterelle in New Haven.


! ‘FISH, FOWL & FLOWERS’: An exhibition of wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard and floral photographs by Richard Conrad. Reception: Friday, May 5, 5-7 p.m. May 3-June 27. Info, 247-4956. Brandon Artists Guild. ! NORMA MONTAIGNE: “Splash of Color,” paintings by the Vermont artist. Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2-4 p.m. May 5-July 2. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.

brattleboro/okemo valley

‘HOPE AND HAZARD: A COMEDY OF EROS’: A group exhibition curated by American artist Eric Fischl featuring some 65 artists and more than 80 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures. Artists include Tracy Emin, Nicole Eisenman, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Jason Rhoades, Hannah Wilke and many more. ‘READY. FIRE. AIM!’ AT HALL: Joint exhibition curated by former BCA curator DJ Hellerman, inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art-collecting philosophy. DAVID SHRIGLEY: A solo exhibition of roughly 25 works by the British artist, including drawings, animations, paintings and sculpture. May 6-November 26. Info, 952-1056. Hall Art Foundation in Reading.

! TORIN PORTER: “Before Words,” an exhibition of steel sculptures by the Glover artist. Reception: Thursday, May 4, 5 p.m. May 4-June 18. Info, 251-8290. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts in Brattleboro.

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JURIED HIGH SCHOOL SHOW: The 26th annual exhibition of 100 selected works by area students. May 6-28. Info, 518-792-1761. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y.

ART EVENTS ALTERED BOOKMAKING: An expressive-arts therapist leads this workshop in altering and customizing preexisting books. Bring your own book or use a supplied one; materials provided. RSVP required. JourneyWorks, Burlington, Monday, May 8, 6-8 p.m. $20. Info, 860-6203. ART & AUTHOR NIGHT: “You Are Here,” photographs by Jennifer Barlow, with a 7 p.m. reading by former Vermont poet laureate Sydney Lea. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, Friday, May 5, 6 p.m. Info, 426-3581. ART OPENING AND FAIRIES: “Life-affirming” readings with Bluebird Fairies cards by Emily Anderson. Bluebird Fairies, Burlington, Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. $8. Info, 238-4540.


ESSEX ART LEAGUE MEETING: Monthly business and social time for members, followed by an artist presentation. First Congregational Church Essex, Essex Junction, Thursday, May 4, 9-11 a.m. Info,

! JAYNE SHOUP: Pastels of the Vermont artist’s rural neighborhood. Reception: Friday, May 5, 4-8 p.m. May 5-31. Info, 223-1981. The Cheshire Cat in Montpelier.


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“Duet” by Marcus Ratliff

middlebury area

! WENDY BREEDEN: Watercolors, collage

and charcoal drawings by the Stowe artist. Reception: Friday, May 5, 6-8 p.m. May 5-June 30. Info, 864-2088. Salon Salon, Winooski.

“Afternoon Retreat (Pink in between)” by Celia Reisman

‘TRAVELLING ARTISTS’: A group show of more than 100 artworks by 60 artists from their travels around the world. May 4-June 25. Info, 644-5100. Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville.


exhibition about the town’s role as a Chittenden County stock-car-racing hot spot. Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 7-9 p.m. May 3-October 31. Info, 363-2598. Milton Historical Society.



“The Baker’s Dozen,” through July 23 at BigTown Gallery Vergennes. Grand opening reception Saturday, May 13, 3 to 6 p.m. Learn more at


! ‘SHOW 17’: Latest works by members of the Vermont-based contemporary artists’ collective gallery. Reception: Friday, May 5, 4-8 p.m. May 5-June 10. Info, 272-0908. The Front in Montpelier.



Mackay intends “The Baker’s Dozen” to serve as a sort of tribute to the artists with whom she’s already worked, she said, and to her gallery’s history. Coincidentally or not, the total of 13 artists almost matches the 12 years Mackay has run BigTown. She fondly recalls initial encounters with artists such as Taplin and Townley, and how the creative networks in and around Rochester embraced her. “So much grace happened around the [Rochester] space,” she said. “Can I anticipate that kind of synergy [in Vergennes]?” Some local artists may be disappointed to find that Mackay is not generally quick to sign new talent. “It’s difficult to take people on liberally,” she said. “They have to fit.” Mackay does, however, acknowledge her own altruistic streak. “I really care about Main Street — about what happens when art shows up on Main Street,” she said. In that vein, she’s currently considering holding a series of educational events or preparing content to address ways in which new and emerging artists can position themselves within larger art markets. For art lovers in and beyond the Champlain Valley, BigTown’s expansion to Addison County is cause for celebration. Another venue will benefit from Mackay’s keen curatorial eye and her personal graciousness. “[I feel] poised now,” she said, “to take the whole thing to the next level.” !



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‘Here Still’

FIRST FRIDAY ART: Dozens of galleries and other venues around the city open their doors to pedestrian art viewers in this monthly event. See Art Map Burlington at participating locations. Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Info, 264-4839.

This exhibition at Burlington’s New City Galerie features portraiture by Vermont artists

INAUGURAL SHOW: The new Morrisville gallery space celebrates its opening with an exhibition of works by Marie LaPre’ Grabon, Kathleen Johanna Lovell and Jude Prashaw. Pretty Lights Gallery, Morrisville. Through June 9. Info, kathleenjlovell@

Kate Longmaid, Nathaniel J Moody and Corrine Yonce. “The painted portrait is the fruit of an act of stillness,”

TALK: ‘INTRODUCING ONE LOVE THEATER AND BEHULUM GRAFFITI’: Ethiopian graffiti artist Behulum Mengistu gives a presentation about theater for social change in his country’s marketplaces, as well as what’s happening with Ethiopia’s young visual artists. Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, Burlington, Tuesday, May 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Info, 716-640-4639.

curatorial text offers, “of noticing

lived experience, of truthfully seeing the physical human form … capturing the gravity and dignity of what is here still.” A reception is Friday,

MILTON ART CENTER & GALLERY GRAND OPENING: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration of the new community art space. Milton Art Center & Gallery, Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m. Info, 355-6583.

MURAL RIBBON CUTTING: Celebrate the new mural by Underhill painter Kristin Richland, who has brought beloved book characters to the walls of the bookstore’s children’s section. Phoenix Books Burlington, Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. Info, 448-3350.

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‘OPIOID EPIDEMIC: DESIGN FOR GOOD POSTER SHOW’: Posters by local designers made to raise awareness about the Vermont opioid crisis. Maglianero, Burlington, Friday, May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info, PECHAKUCHA NIGHT: Community members present in the international format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Presenters include Joy Cohen, Liam Corcoran, Zamora Davinchi, Andrew Fersch, Andrea Grayson, Rolf Kielman, Kate Longmaid, Marilyn Maddison, Aaron Masi and David Schein. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, Thursday, May 4, 6 p.m. $6 suggested donation. Info, ROCK POINT SCHOOL ART SHOW: Annual pop-up exhibition featuring student artworks and a silent

May 5, 5 to 8 p.m. Through July 25. Pictured: “Chris” by Moody. auction of works by local artists and alumni, benefiting the school’s scholarship fund. Rose Street Artists’ Cooperative and Gallery, Burlington, Friday, May 5, 5-7 p.m. Info, 863-1104.


TALK: CAROLYN ENZ HACK: The artist discusses “Town by Town,” her show of Vermont landscapes exploring the possibility of incorporating change over time within two-dimensional paintings. White Meeting House, Waterbury, Friday, May 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 244-6606.

AARON SCOT INGHAM: The artist behind Bent Nails Studio shows his works and furniture made from found and salvaged materials. Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through June 1. Info, 595-4148. Burlington Town Center.

TALK: ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE: Mohammed Abdelaal, founder of Hampshire Mosque in Amherst, Mass., will speak in conjunction with the museum’s current sculptural installation “Luminous Muqarna” by Soo Sunny Park. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. Info, 257-0124. TALK: ‘THEATRICALITY & TABOO: A LOOK AT KARA WALKER’S SILHOUETTES’: American studies professor J. Finley discusses works from the artist’s monumental print cycle “Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated).” Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Friday, May 5, 12:15 p.m. Info, 443-3168.


Deadline: May 5. The Museum of Everyday Life, Glover. Info,

‘05401PLUS’: The Burlington-based journal welcomes submissions of essays, stories, poems, art, cartoons, letters to the editor and more for upcoming June and July issues. 05401PLUS is a monthly print magazine focusing on the problematics of utility and beauty in the Lake Champlain bioregion and beyond. Artists and writers of texts not longer than 1,500 words may submit work to Deadline for June issue: May 10. Deadline for July issue: June 10.

‘BLACK & WHITE’: Inviting submissions of blackand-white photography for an upcoming exhibition to be juried by Jennifer Schlesinger. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: May 22. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury. Up to five photographs for $35; $6 for each additional. Info, 388-4500.

‘BELLS & WHISTLES’: Seeking artists and contributors for the museum’s upcoming 2017 exhibition consisting of or relating to all aspects of bells and whistles. May include bells for cows and sheep, bellhops, alarms and timekeepers, as spiritual or musical instruments, jingle bells, etc. Contributions may be personal artifacts accompanied by individual narrative, raw ideas for displays, fully realized art objects or theoretical writings and research. To contribute, or for more info, contact Clare Dolan via


present in the aftermath of

IRIS GAGE: An Art Walk open house featuring photographs taken in Tanzania. Grian Herbs Apothecary, Montpelier, Friday, May 5, 4-8 p.m. Info, 223-0043.

MOEL COMMUNITY WORK WEEKEND: Help museum staff prepare for and install the coming year’s exhibition, “Bells & Whistles.” Use the “Contact Us” form at to let museum staff know when you plan to attend. The Museum of Everyday Life, Glover, Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info,


DANCE WORKS: Seeking choreographers and dancers interested in creating work for “Traces,” a June 17 outdoor public dance event in downtown Burlington. For details and application instructions, email Deadline: May 6, midnight. DOWNTOWN ARTISAN MARKET AT WAKING WINDOWS: DAM is seeking artisan vendors to sell unique, handcrafted products on Saturday, May 6, (specific hours TBD) as part of the music



‘ALNOBAK: WEARING OUR HERITAGE’: An exhibition of recent works by contemporary Abenaki artists paired with historic garments, accessories, photographs and prints that reflect previous generations. Organized by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in partnership with the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. Through June 17. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery in Burlington. ‘IMBIBE: DRINKING IN CULTURE’: An exhibition using an eclectic selection of drinking vessels to investigate the complex social, physical and aesthetic experience of liquid consumption. BARBARA BLOOM: Conceptual artist’s books accompanied by texts from print scholar Susan Tallman. CATHERINE JANSEN: “1008,” an exhibition of the photographer’s images of India, including digital prints and projec-

tions as well as ambient sound from field recordings. Through May 21. Info, 656-8582. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, in Burlington. CLARK DERBES: “Self-commissioned,” photographs of the Burlington artist’s large-scale, geometric paintings on the Burlington waterfront. Through May 3. Info, Karma Bird House Gallery in Burlington. ‘THE COMBINATION’: Black-and-white photographs taken by Elliot Burg of UVM senior and dedicated amateur boxer Ali Watson. Through June 1. Info, Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont, in Burlington. EMILY MITCHELL: Narrative paintings by the Richmond artist. Through June 30. Info, 859-9222. SEABA Center in Burlington. ‘FACING AN EPIDEMIC’: A multimedia exhibition campaign with works by Ed Kashi, Tom Laffay and Aubrey Roemer that seek to raise awareness about and support Nicaraguan sugarcane workers impacted by occupation-related health hazards. Through May 31. Info, 656-9511. Center for Cultural Pluralism, University of Vermont, in Burlington. GALEN CHENEY: “Street Level,” a solo exhibition of abstract works with inspiration drawn from Arabic script and urban graffiti. Through June 12. GAME STUDIO SENIOR SHOW: Tenth annual exhibition of team projects by Game Studio graduating seniors created in yearlong collaborations across four disciplines. Through May 5. Info, cthompson@ Champlain College Art Gallery in Burlington. JOHN ROSE: “Grace Within the Contours,” minimalist sculpture by the internationally acclaimed West Coast artist. Through May 23. Info, 863-9553. The Havoc Gallery in Burlington. JUSTIN HOEKSTRA: “Heavy Smile,” a solo exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings by the former BCA artist-in-residence. Through July 9. Info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro Gallery, BCA Center, in Burlington. PETER KATZ: Mixed-media works by the self-taught Burlington artist. Through May 31. Info, 658-6016. Speeder & Earl’s Coffee, Pine Street, in Burlington. ‘READY. FIRE! AIM.’: A group exhibition that explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking, in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation and inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s collecting philosophy. Through July 9. Info, 865-7166. BCA Center in Burlington.

! ROBERT WALDO BRUNELLE JR.: “The Old Neighborhood,” paintings inspired by vintage photographs of Rutland, as well as colorful kinetic sculptures. Reception: Friday, May 5, 5-8 p.m. Through July 31. Info, 859-9222. The Gallery at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

festival in downtown Winooski. Please email dam@ for an application. Waking Windows Outdoor Stage, Winooski. Through May 5. $25.

annual auction to benefit Town Hall Theater and its programming. To contribute, contact Magna Dodge at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Through May 22. Info, 462-3898.

FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS: Welcoming submissions for the 37th annual juried Festival of Fine Arts, presented by Art’s Alive, SEABA and Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. For more info and to apply, email Deadline: May 5. Art’s Alive Gallery, Burlington. Info, 859-9222.

MONTPELIER ART SHOW OPPORTUNITY: Seeking artists who are co-op member-owners to display works in monthlong shows beginning in June. Works must be appropriate for a public setting and for all ages. A minimum of three professionally presented pieces is required; maximum is 10 pieces. For details and to apply, contact Robyn Joy Peirce at Deadline is rolling. Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier. Info, 262-3242.

‘LAND AND LIGHT AND WATER AND AIR’: Welcoming submissions for this annual fall juried exhibition of Vermont and New England landscape paintings. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: July 14. Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville. Info, 644-5100. ‘LIGHTS! CAMERA! AUCTION!’: Seeking tax-deductible donations of art, beautiful and useful things, amusements, experiences and events for this


RUTLAND COUNTY AUDUBON WILDLIFE ART SHOW: Inviting visual artists working in any medium to submit up to three works to be included in an art show featuring nature and wildlife, May 26 through June 11. Scenic landscapes will not be considered. Works need not be for sale. For details




ROBERT WALDO BRUNELLE JR.: A series of paintings of Winooski’s concrete bridge, painted throughout the year by the local artist. STEVE SHARON: Abstract paintings by the local artist. Through May 31. Info, 651-9692. VCAM Studio in Burlington.

! SENIOR ART SHOW: “Class of 2017” artworks

from Mount Mansfield Union, Champlain Valley Union, Burlington, South Burlington, Essex and Colchester high schools. Closing reception: Wednesday, May 31, 6-7 p.m. Through May 31. Info, 859-9222. Art’s Alive Gallery in Burlington. STEPHEN BEATTIE: Digital photographs by the local artist. Through May 31. Info, 651-9692. RETN in Burlington. YESHUA HILL: “Good Friday,” works by the Vermont illustrator. Through May 14. Info, stuart.sporko@ Battery Street Jeans in Burlington.

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“BACKSTAGE PASS: ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHY”: An exhibition featuring more than 300 photographs, many rarely seen by the public, of famous rock-and-roll and jazz greats including Miles Davis, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, David Bowie, Prince and the Beastie Boys. Through May 7. Info, 985-3346. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum. ‘DUO EXHIBIT OF VERMONT WATERCOLORS’: Amanda Amend and Susan Bull Riley show paintings of the Green Mountain State. Through May 28. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho. JANE SANDBERG: “Another Perspective,” watercolors and stained-glass work by the Jericho artist. Through May 31. Info, 434-2550. Mt. Mansfield Community Television in Richmond. JOSEPH SALERNO: “Woods Edge,” small oil paintings merging observation and abstraction, created at the same forest vantage over more than two years. Through May 23. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. KATE LONGMAID: “Freedom Speak,” an exhibition of portraits with graffiti-like phrases and slogans that merge the artist’s interest in capturing individual identities and political realities through image and voice. Through May 31. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.


‘FREAKS, RADICALS & HIPPIES: COUNTERCULTURE IN 1970S VERMONT’: An exhibition that explores the influx of people and

SHORT DANCE FILMS: The nascent Vermont Dance Alliance seeks submissions of short films to be screened at its June 17 launch party. For details and to submit, email vermontdancealliance@ Deadline: May 15, 9 a.m. The Skinny Pancake, Burlington.

MARIA ANGHELACHE: “From Nature to Abstract,” pastel and acrylic works on paper and canvas. Through June 30. Info, 828-0749. Vermont Supreme Court Gallery in Montpelier. ‘SEEING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES’: A group exhibition reflecting the diversity of woody plants and the feeling of forests, including traditional and nontraditional media and small installations. Main Floor Gallery. Through May 28. ROGER GOLDENBERG: “Homage to the Earth,” a series of monotypes inspired by the planet’s climate, weather and geology. Third Floor Gallery. Through May 28. SPA SILENT AUCTION: Original artworks, including by featured artists Wendy James and Rene Schall, and other items benefit the nonprofit art center and its programs in an upcoming auction. Second Floor Gallery. Through May 12. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre. ‘SPRING FOUR-WARD’: Watercolors by Vermont Watercolor Society members Lisa Forster Beach, Annelein Beukenkamp, Gary C. Eckhart and Robert O’Brien. Through June 2. Info, 279-6403. Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.


CAROLYN MECKLOSKY: “Women, Beasts and Dreams,” vibrant acrylic paintings by the Waterville artist and arts instructor. TED ZILIUS: “Jazz and Sad,” mixed-media works created through a process of collage and dance by the Vermont artist. Through May 9. Info, 888-1261. Gallery at River Arts in Morrisville. ‘FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION ... WE ARE HERE!’: A special exhibit honoring Jewish lives lost and stories of survival. Through May 18. Info, 253-1800. Jewish Community of Greater Stowe.

! JOHNSON STATE BFA EXHIBITION: Senior thesis works by graduating seniors Ophelia Blair, Ian Coleman, Kasey DeGreenia, Jake Harnish, Lily STOWE/SMUGGS SHOWS

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com/art-hop. Deadline: June 16. SEABA Center, Burlington. Info, 859-9222. SUMMER JURIED SHOW: Vermont artists are invited to submit works in any medium for the gallery’s first annual juried summer show. Works must have been created within the past five years, with a dimension of no greater than 40 inches. For details and to submit, visit Deadline: May 21. T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier. $30. Info, 262-6035. ‘TEN’: Seeking submissions of artworks inspired by the old counting nursery rhyme, “One, two buckle my shoe…” For the full rhyme, details and to submit, visit Deadline: June 2. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Info, 479-7069. VERMONT PRINTS: The Burlington shop seeks Vermont- and/or Burlington-inspired prints by local artists and community members. Selected artists will receive monetary compensation and be part of the store’s partnership program. Deadline: May 29. For more info and to submit, visit Common Deer, Burlington. Info, 497-0100.

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SOUTH END ART HOP: Registration is now open for the 25th annual South End Art Hop, to take place September 8-10. For details, visit seaba.

! LAURA JANE WALKER: “Studies in the Art of Chance,” abstractions made using dyed saltwater, meticulously placed steel nails and cotton string. Reception: Friday, May 5, 4-7 p.m. Through May 25. Info, 828-3291. Spotlight Gallery in Montpelier.


SOLO & SMALL GROUP SHOWS 2018: Inviting proposals for upcoming exhibitions. To submit, send a brief written statement about yourself or the artist group and what you want to accomplish with a show, as well as a CD or DVD with eight to 12 images of representative work. Label carefully with name, medium, size, price and date of your work. Mail submissions to 201 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641. Deadline: June 9. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Info, 479-7069.

JO MACKENZIE: “Moments,” watercolor paintings on paper featuring domestic interiors and florals. Through June 30. Info, 828-0749. Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier.


and to submit, contact Deadline: May 22. Stone Valley Arts, Poultney.

! HARRIET WOOD: A retrospective of abstract paintings by the Marshfield artist. Reception: Friday, May 5, 4-6 p.m. Through June 16. Info, 454-8311. Eliot D. Pratt Library, Goddard College, in Plainfield.


! ‘A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER’: Alaskan landscape paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol and photographs by Richard Murphy. Reception: Friday, May 5, 4-8 p.m. Artist talk: 6 p.m. Through July 7. Info, 262-6035. T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier.

countercultural ideas to the state, from communes to organic agriculture, progressive politics to health care reform, alternative energy to women’s and gay rights. Through December 31. Info, 479-8500. Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre.

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Johnson, Ryan Machia, Charles Monroe and Ian Walker. Reception and artist talks: Wednesday, May 3, 3 p.m. Through May 7. Info, 635-1469. Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College.

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‘LAND MARKS: JANET FREDERICKS & MICHAELA HARLOW’: The two Vermont artists explore abstract landscapes on macro and micro scales in a variety of mediums, pushing references to the natural environment behind graphic mark-making. KRISTA HARRIS: “Retracing My Steps,” a solo exhibition of richly layered, gestural abstract paintings by the Colorado artist. Through May 30. Info, 253-8943. West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe.

Pat Laffin declares that she has “been cutting and pasting since she was 4 years old.” She has mounted an annual show at New Haven’s

! PATRICIA DE GOGORZA: “Sunrise,” a retrospec-

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tive of the sculptures, prints and paintings of the northern Vermont artist. Reception: Sunday, May 7, 5-7 p.m. Through June 6. Info, 456-8940. Vermont Studio Center Gallery II in Johnson.

2015. For this year’s “Lost & Found,” Laffin will display

PHOTOS BY MARIE LAPRÉ GRABON: Photographs by the Vermont artist. Through June 30. Info, 635-7423. Dream Café in Johnson.


STUDENT ART SHOW: A group exhibition of works by Stowe students. Through May 27. Info, 253-8358. Helen Day Art Center in Stowe.





‘THRU OUR EYES’: Photography by youth, staff and board members of Laraway Youth & Family Services. Through May 31. Info, 635-2805. Laraway Youth & Family Services in Johnson.

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life to “lost” objects. A reception is Saturday, May 6, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Through June 1. Pictured: “Light My Fire” by Laffin. ‘THE BAKER’S DOZEN’: A selection of works by BigTown artists, both new and long-established, in a show dedicated to longtime gallery friend and supporter Varujan Boghosian. Through July 23. Info, 349-0979. BigTown Gallery Vergennes. CAMERON SCHMITZ: “Suspended Moments,” a solo exhibition of new abstract oil paintings. Through May 28. Info, 877-2173. Northern Daughters in Vergennes.

‘FOCUS ON THE SHELDON: FIVE-POINT PERSPECTIVE’: Photographs of objects from the Sheldon’s collection by local artists Suki Fredericks, Paul Gamba, Kate Gridley, Kirsten Hoving and Eric Nelson. Through May 13. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury.


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JOE BOLGER: Addison County landscapes by the Shoreham painter. Through May 31. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery at Middlebury Falls.

! KATE GRIDLEY: “A Few True Things,” still-life paintings that consider objects and their personalities by the Middlebury artist. Reception: Friday, May 12, 5-7 p.m. Through May 31. Info, 989-7419. Edgewater Gallery on the Green in Middlebury. STANLEY HORACE LYNDES: “Family Traits: Art, Humor and Everyday Life,” an exhibition exploring family identity through the artist’s cartoons, caricatures, carved objects and fiber arts. Through May 12. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury.


ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION: Works by K-12 students from across Rutland County. Through May 19. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Art Center in Rutland. BRUCE BLANCHETTE: “Breaking New Ground/ Modularities,” modular reliefs made with appropriated manufactured, recycled and/or reinvented media. Through May 13. Info, 282-2396. Christine Price Gallery, Castleton University. PAM BROWN: “The Final Cut,” figurative, organic and animal sculptural forms made from synthetic polymer clays, recycled sheet metal, copper, rubber and fabric. Through May 6. Info, 282-2396. Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland.

! ‘THE SHE PROJECT – PART I’: An interactive exhibition exploring what women of all ages experience as they cope with the pressure to maintain a youthful appearance at any cost, by Vermont multidisciplinary artists Mary Admasian and Kristen M. Watson. Closing Reception: Friday, June 16, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk: 7 p.m. Through June 24. Info, Castleton University Bank Gallery in Rutland.




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‘GLASS ART: MOLTEN COLOR AND FROZEN FORMS’: Glass sculpture by Alyssa Oxley, handblown glass by Bud Shriner, and glass jewelry and objects by Micaela Wallace, as well as works by emerging glass artists Anne Hulvey, Mary Ellen Jeffries, Cherie Marshall, Lori Pietropaoli and Christie Witters. Through May 7. Info, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes.

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‘ART OF THE WORD’: Artist books and handmade journals by New Haven artists Jane Ploughman of Ploughgirl Press, and posters, broadsides and cards by John Vincent of A Revolutionary Press. Through May 8. Info, 453-4032. Art on Main in Bristol.

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‘TOWN BY TOWN’: Works by Carolyn Enz Hack that explore how traditional landscape paintings can incorporate history and time into their imagery. Through May 7. Info, 244-6606. White Meeting House in Waterbury.


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SUSAN CALZA: “Let’s Not Pretend, It’s Ordinary Gold,” an installation by the acclaimed central Vermont artist. Through May 27. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop in Waterbury.




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VERMONT LANDSCAPES: An exhibition of 38 artworks by 20 artists, featuring landscapes in oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylics, curated by Bryan Memorial Gallery. Through June 30. Info, 644-5100. Lamoille County Courthouse in Hyde Park.


FRED LOWER: Landscape paintings of Addison County by the Vermont artist. Through May 11. Info, 382-9222. Jackson Gallery, Town Hall Theater, in Middlebury.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY LIBRARIES ART BOP: Works by local artists. Through May 20. Info, 933-7323. Sheldon Municipal Library.

! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE LIQUID EDGE: POLAR REGIONSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Photographs by Massachusetts-based photographer Sarah Holbrook and soapstone carvings by Emil Socher of St. Armand, QuĂŠbec. Reception: Friday, May 12, 6-8 p.m. Through June 5. Info, 355-2150. GreenTARA in North Hero.

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DAVID CRANDALL & JIM MAAS: Fine jewelry and painted bird carvings, respectively, by the local artisans. Through September 30. Info, 235-9429. Collective â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Art of Craft in Woodstock. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;MAKING MUSIC: THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: An exhibition that explores the science behind making rhythms and harmonies heard. Through September 17. Info, 649-2200. Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ODANAKSIS IS BLOOMINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Ten Upper Valley plein air artists show new works in watercolor, oil, pastel and mixed media. Through May 26. Info, 649-1184. Norwich Public Library. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SPIRIT OF ODANAKSISâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Ten members of the 14-year-old art collective, named for the Abenaki term for â&#x20AC;&#x153;little village,â&#x20AC;? show works in oil, watercolor, pastel, multimedia, photography and prints. Artists: Gail Barton, Le Liu Browne, Becky Cook, Helen Elder, Anne Webster Grant, Linda Laundry, Anne Rose, Jonathan Rose, Susan Rump and Jo Tate. Through May 10. Info, 295-3118. Zollikofer Gallery at Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction.

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ALEXIS KYRIAK: Paintings by the New York-born Vermont artist. Through May 21. Info, 745-1393. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. MARIE LAPREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GRABON: Selected drawings and paintings by the Vermont artist. Through June 3. Info, 578-8809. 3rd Floor Gallery in Hardwick. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RECYCLE INTO SPRINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Second annual group exhibition of works by Vermont artists made with repurposed materials. Through May 27. Info, 3341966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport.

! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SEEN AND UNSEENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: A group exhibition

of works that invite deep looking. Reception: Saturday, May 6, 4-6 p.m. Through June 13. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artists Guild in St. Johnsbury.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;X-RAY VISION: FISH INSIDE OUTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: A traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution featuring 40 large-scale digital prints of X-rays of several species of fish. Through June 1. Info, 748-2372. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.

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PAT ADAMS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gatherum of Quiddities,â&#x20AC;? a survey of abstract paintings spanning the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decadeslong career. Through June 18. Info, 447-1571. Bennington Museum.

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! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;FRANCES & FRIENDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Fiber crafts, paintings, photographs and drawings by six South Royalton area artists. Reception: Wednesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. Through July 14. Info, 763-7094. Royalton Memorial Library in South Royalton. HUGH TOWNLEY: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sculpture, Reliefs & Printsâ&#x20AC;? by the late Vermont artist. Through September 10. ROSAMUND PURCELL: Photographs from the documentary film about the artist, An Art That Nature Makes. Through July 29. Info, 767-9670. BigTown Gallery in Rochester. SUSAN ROCKWELL: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adventures in Weavingâ&#x20AC;? presents a variety of colors and structures allowed within the form, as rendered by the Braintree artist. Through May 19. Info, 889-9404. Tunbridge Public Library.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;AMERICAN ARTISTS IN EUROPE: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTIONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: An exhibition of works by American artists who were inspired by their travels, including Frank Duveneck, Leonard Freed, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer and Elihu Vedder. Through June 11. LORNA BIEBER: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forces of Nature,â&#x20AC;? eight large-scale photo murals and montages made by manipulating stock media photography to reinterpret the natural world. Through May 14. Info, 518-792-1761. The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, N.Y. AMY BALKIN AND LUIS DELGADO-QUALTROUGH: Works by two artists who use big data to inform their practice. San Francisco-based conceptual artist Balkin presents her poster essay â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Atmosphere: A Guide.â&#x20AC;? Delgado-Qualtroughâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;10 Carbon Conundrumsâ&#x20AC;? series of prints constructs a conversation across time between two fictional characters contemplating human impact on the Earth. Through May 28. Info, 603-646-2426. Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N.H. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CHAGALL: COLOR & MUSICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: An exhibition exploring the importance of music to the Russian-French artist, presenting 400 works including paintings, sculptures, maquettes, gouaches, stained-glass windows, photographs, films, costumes and puppets. Through June 11. Info, 514-285-2000. MontrĂŠal Museum of Fine Arts. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HIGH SCHOOL AWARD WINNERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; EXHIBITIONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Selected works by regional high school students. Through May 19. JANET FREDERICKS: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anthill Drawings,â&#x20AC;? works by the Vermont artist. Through June 9. JOSEPH MONTROY: Recent works by the sculptor. Through June 9. STEPHEN PROCTER: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Presences,â&#x20AC;? works by the Brattleboro ceramicist. Through June 9. Info, 603-448-3117. AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, N.H. INGO GĂ&#x153;NTHER: â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Processor,â&#x20AC;? more than 50 illuminated plastic globes featuring data mapped by the artist and journalist. Through May 28. Info, 603-646-2426. Hood Downtown in Hanover, N.H. !

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;GLASSTASTICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Glass sculptures inspired by childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drawings of imaginary creatures. CLAIRE VAN VLIET: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ghost Mesa,â&#x20AC;? lithographs of rock formations printed on a variety of handmade papers and collaged with pulp paintings and marbled papers. EDWARD KOREN: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seriously Funny,â&#x20AC;? works by the Brookfield-based New Yorker cartoonist. MARY WELSH: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Appearances & Reality,â&#x20AC;? collages that use art historical and pop-culture sources, among others. PAUL SHORE: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawn Home,â&#x20AC;? drawings of every object in the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, inspired by Audubonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project to draw all the birds of North America. SOO SUNNY PARK: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luminous Muqarna,â&#x20AC;? an immersive sculptural installation based on muqarnas, ornamental vaults

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE RESISTANCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: A pop-up group show of two- and three-dimensional art, poetry and song exploring the spectrum of art-making in social commentary and political action, curated by artist Jeanette Staley. Through May 13. Info, 463-3252. Project 9 Gallery in Bellows Falls.

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SUE TESTER: New photographs of local landscapes and wild creatures by the Vermont artist. Through June 26. Info, 525-3366. Parker Pie Co. in West Glover.

! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;DISTANT THUNDERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Artwork by Gil Perry and writing and illustrations by Charles Norris-Brown. Reception: Thursday, May 4, 5:30-7 p.m. Through June 16. Info, 869-2960. Main Street Arts in Saxtons River.

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SEAN FRANSON: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know Thyself,â&#x20AC;? digital works by the Vermont artist. Through June 1. Info, 748-8141. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury.

found in Islamic architecture, especially mosques. Through June 18. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

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he Social Network meets The Firm, sort of, in James Ponsoldt’s thriller, a cautionary tale that its creators would have done well to employ more caution in realizing. Adapted by Dave Eggers from his 2013 novel, with an assist from Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), The Circle strains to create the illusion that it has something profound to say about privacy rights, the evils of data gathering or the breaking news that Big Brother is watching. It never settles on which futuristic red flag it wants to wave, however. The result is a cautionary slog. Emma Watson plays Mae Holland, a millennial who feels she’s found her path when she lands a position at the eponymous social media behemoth. The movie’s best moments come early, as she acclimates to life on the sprawling, Google-esque campus. While coworkers are relentlessly cheery, Mae soon learns serious lessons. For example, nobody has to take part in the company activities scheduled for every weekend (free Beck concert!), but why wouldn’t you? Is something more important to you than the Circle? Well, Mae’s dad is home dying of MS (played by the irreplaceable Bill Paxton in his final performance). But, Mae agrees, they can Skype or whatever.

She’s also reminded of her online obligation to coworkers. Post! How else are Circlers on the other side of campus going to know how she’s doing? Not sharing personal information is considered a form of selfishness. Tom Hanks channels Steve Jobs as Eamon Bailey, the Circle’s visionary leader. Naturally, he dresses with studied casualness — jeans and sweater, cup of java constantly in hand — and, naturally, he presides over product introductions the size of Nuremberg rallies. Mae gains favor at one by volunteering to test-drive a new device. Called SeeChange, it’s a wearable camera that promotes transparency, one of the film’s favorite buzzwords, by broadcasting her life 24-7. It’s so The Truman Show, there’s even a scene in which Mae churns through a storm in a kayak as omnipresent Circle cameras broadcast her jailbreak attempt to the world. The character vacillates in her view of the Circle’s ethically questionable mission, but the movie’s sloppy editing makes her internal struggle all but impossible to follow. Speaking of the script’s history trail: It also borrows from The Parallax View, The Master, The Fifth Estate and, ironically, You’ve Got Mail. The Hanks-Meg Ryan rom com was, you may recall, among the first films to superimpose email messages on the

ODD JOBS Hanks isn’t at his most convincing in the role of an evil genius who runs an Apple-like empire.

screen like information-age speech balloons. Mae gets lots of mail. But what message do Ponsoldt and Eggers mean to send here? In the era of WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden — not to mention President Donald Trump’s April repeal of Federal Communications Commission internet privacy laws — just how sinister are we expected to find a tech firm with plans to bring medical records and voter registration under its umbrella? The whole thing sounds about as Orwellian as the DMV. Especially considering that it’s now perfectly legal for my smartphone to spy on me.

I would encourage Hanks to give it a rest with the Eggers adaptations. Last year’s A Hologram for the King was the biggest flop of his career. According to Box Office Mojo, The Circle took in slightly more than $9 million over the weekend, playing on 3,163 screens. That’s the 38th-worst opening for any wide release in history (by way of context, No. 74 is Battlefield Earth). The numbers say it all. This dud is such a yawn, not even Big Brother is watching. RI C K KI S O N AK





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ovies about poets are a hard sell. Emily Dickinson (183086) lived the quietest of lives in Amherst, Mass., turning out mostly unpublished lyrics that would one day stun the literary world with their originality and modernity. How to convey the contrasts she embodied without sinking into genteel biopic clichés? English director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea) has taken a bold approach. Alternately theatrical and cinematic, stilted and impassioned, A Quiet Passion may not stick tightly to the known facts of Dickinson’s biography, but it brings her alive with surprising immediacy. Played by Emma Bell as a teenager and Cynthia Nixon as an adult, the poet emerges as a multifaceted character: a romantic rebel with a geeky secondhand worldliness, intellectually sophisticated and not immune to the giggles. When we first meet the young Dickinson, she is infuriating an evangelical schoolteacher by refusing to be “saved” — a theme that will resonate throughout the film. In the dourly religious, pleasure-shunning world of 19th-century New England, this Dickinson is a rebel, but not in any facile or anachronistic way. She simply insists on hammering out her own relationship with a higher power. That also goes for the higher power in her household: her lawyer father (Keith Carradine), whom Emily asks for permission to

POETESS WITH THE MOSTEST For a couple of supposed shut-ins, the Dickinson sisters are a lot of fun in Davies’ biopic.

write her poetry while everyone else sleeps. Mr. Dickinson is no tyrant; the actors make the mutual love and respect between father and daughter palpable. When Emily says a husband would not have granted her such latitude, the viewer begins to understand why so many famous female authors of her era remained single. The dramatis personae are limited to the Dickinson family and a few intimates, so it’s a good thing they’re all superlatively acted.

With a voice that seems to bubble with suppressed laughter, Nixon shines in a role for which she isn’t an obvious choice. She gives Dickinson likably girlish qualities while doing full justice to the poet’s harsher moments of cynicism and despair. As her loyal sister, Vinnie, Jennifer Ehle is a wonderful coconspirator, while Carradine and Joanna Bacon, as their gruff-but-decent father and stoically depressive mother, evoke hidden depths with a few short scenes.

Some viewers may find the film oppressively talky: Emily and Vinnie’s favorite pastime is witty conversation full of one-upmanship, and their outrageous friend Vryling Buffam (Catherine Bailey) drops epigrams like Oscar Wilde. Consider, however, that this was a time when face-to-face conversation was widely considered an art form. And back then, well-read, hyper-articulate homebodies didn’t have the option of starting a Tumblr. While Davies’ dialogue-heavy script may suggest the theater, he uses his camera at key moments to create effects that could only work on film. In one early scene, the camera rotates slowly around the room as the Dickinson family reads by firelight; when it returns full circle to Emily, her face has undergone a dramatic transformation, from serenity to horror. What happened? Davies lets us puzzle it out, but, more importantly, he uses this scene to demonstrate how the quietest of lives offers plenty of material for an art that engages with stark questions of morality and mortality. The death scenes in A Quiet Passion are quiet, too, yet they’re among the most brutal I’ve seen in narrative films. By the time Nixon gets to the inevitable voice-over rendition of “Because I could not stop for Death,” the film has more than earned it. The over-quoted poem has become exquisitely unsettling again. MARGO T HARRI S O N


NEW IN THEATERS THE DINNER: Two wealthy power couples meet to discuss a disturbing incident involving their kids in this drama based on Herman Koch’s best-selling novel. With Richard Gere, Steve Coogan and Laura Linney. Oren Moverman (Love & Mercy) directed. (120 min, R. Roxy) GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Marvel’s lighthearted saga of a regular dude who joins up with a team of misfits to save the galaxy continues, as Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his friends attempt to learn about his origins. With Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Sylvester Stallone. James Gunn returns as director. (136 min, PG-13. Big Picture, Bijou, Essex, Majestic, Marquis, Palace, Paramount, Roxy, Stowe, Sunset, Welden) JULIETA A middle-aged woman reflects on her difficult relationship with her daughter in the latest from director Pedro Almodóvar, based on an Alice Munro story. With Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte. (99 min, R. Savoy; reviewed by R.K. 3/29) PERSONAL SHOPPER: Kristen Stewart plays a young woman in Paris trying to make contact with her deceased brother in this Palme d’Or-nominated thriller from director Olivier Assayas (Clouds of Sils Maria). (105 min, R. Roxy) THEIR FINEST: During the London Blitz, a naïve young secretary (Gemma Arterton) is enlisted to write screenplays for patriotic war films in this period comedy from director Lone Scherfig (An Education). With Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. (117 min, R. Capitol, Roxy)

NOW PLAYING BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 1/2 Disney reworks the 1991 animated hit with this live-action musical featuring the original songs and Emma Watson as the book-loving girl forced into imprisonment in the castle of the dreaded Beast (Dan Stevens). Bill Condon (Mr. Holmes) directed. (129 min, PG; reviewed by M.H. 3/22) BORN IN CHINA This DisneyNature documentary traces the fates of three animal families — pandas, monkeys and snow leopards — in the wilds of China. John Krasinski narrates. Chuan Lu (City of Life and Death) directed. (76 min, G)

COLOSSAL 1/2 In this high-concept comedy from director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes), Anne Hathaway plays an alcoholic who begins to suspect the ravages of a giant monster in Korea are related somehow to her own struggle. With Jason Sudeikis and Austin Stowell (109 min, R)

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GIFTED A child prodigy (Mckenna Grace) becomes the object of a custody battle between her uncle and grandmother, who have different ideas about raising her, in this drama from director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). With Chris Evans and Lindsay Duncan. (101 min, PG-13) GOING IN STYLE 1/2 In this “reboot” of the 1979 comedy, three cash-strapped seniors set out to improve their fortunes by robbing a bank. With Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Joey King. Zach Braff (Garden State) directed. (96 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 4/12) LIFE Things go very wrong as a space station crew examines humanity’s first sample of Martian life in this sci-fi thriller from director Daniel Espinosa (Child 44). Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal star. (103 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 3/29) THE LOST CITY OF Z James Gray (The Immigrant) directed this biopic about Col. Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who, in the 1920s, claimed to have discovered the ruins of an advanced civilization in the Amazon. With Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller. (141 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 4/26) PHOENIX FORGOTTEN 1/2 This found-footage horror flick purports to unveil the fate of three teenagers who vanished 20 years ago while chasing mysterious lights in Phoenix, Ariz. With Florence Hartigan and Luke Spencer Roberts. Justin Barber directed. (80 min, PG-13) THE PROMISE 1/2 An Armenian medical student (Oscar Isaac) fights to save his loved ones from the Ottoman Empire’s genocide campaign in this drama set during World War I. With Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon. Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) directed. (132 min, PG-13)

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A QUIET PASSION 1/2 Cynthia Nixon plays reclusive New England poet Emily Dickinson in this biopic directed by Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea). With Jennifer Ehle and Duncan Duff. (125 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 5/3) SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE Smurfette and three friends go on a walkabout in search of “the biggest secret in Smurf history” in this sequel to the 2011 family-film adaptation of the cartoon. With the voices of Demi Lovato, Jack McBrayer and Julia Roberts. Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet) directed. (89 min, PG) UNFORGETTABLE 1/2 Rom-com queen Katherine Heigl goes to the dark side in this thriller in which she plays a woman who stalks her ex-husband’s new wife (Rosario Dawson). Producer Denise Di Novi makes her directorial debut. (100 min, R) NOW PLAYING

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GHOST IN THE SHELL 1/2 Based on the acclaimed Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow, Rupert Sanders’ futuristic sci-fi thriller stars Scarlett Johansson as a cyborg counterterrorist confronting mind-hack attacks — and her own twisted past. (106 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 4/5)



GET OUT Writer-director Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”) swerves from comedy to socially conscious horror with this thriller about a young African American (Daniel Kaluuya) who senses something very wrong at the home of his white girlfriend’s folks. With Allison Williams, Lakeith Stanfield and Bradley Whitford. (103 min, R; reviewed by M.H. 3/1)


THE CIRCLE 1/2 A young woman (Emma Watson) takes a job with the world’s most powerful social media company and discovers that her visionary boss (Tom Hanks) has a hidden agenda in this futuristic thriller based on Dave Eggers’ novel. James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour) directed. (110 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 5/3)

FREE FIRE 1/2 The latest from British director Ben Wheatley (High-Rise, Kill List) is a gritty action thriller set in 1978, in which two gangs clash in a deserted warehouse. Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson and Armie Hammer star. (90 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 4/26)


THE BOSS BABY 1/2 Babies and puppies not only talk in this animated kids’ comedy from DreamWorks — they’re at war. Alec Baldwin voices the scheming, suit-wearing title character; Steve Buscemi the nefarious CEO of Puppy Co. Tom McGrath (Megamind) directed. (97 min, PG)

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS In this eighth entry in the resilient car-driven action franchise, Charlize Theron plays a mystery woman who draws Dom (Vin Diesel) away from his beloved crew and into a life of crime. With Luke Evans and Dwayne Johnson. F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) directed. (136 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 4/19)


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YOUR NAME Two teenagers in different parts of Japan discover they have a mysterious night-time connection in this acclaimed animated film from director Makoto Shinkai, based on his novel. With Ryûnosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi. (106 min, PG) THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh play Antonina and Jan Zabinski, the real-life Warsaw Zoo caretakers who rescued humans as well as animals during the Holocaust — unnervingly right under the nose of a Nazi zoologist (Daniel Brühl). Niki Caro (Whale Rider) directed. (124 min, PG-13)

NOW ON VIDEO THE COMEDIAN Robert De Niro plays an aging insult comic who must do community service after a brawl with a YouTube star in this comedy from director Taylor Hackford (Ray). With Leslie Mann and Danny DeVito. (119 min, R) A DOG’S PURPOSE In this adaptation of W. Bruce Cameron’s feel-good bestseller, a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) discovers his ultimate raison d’être via reincarnation. Lasse Hallström (The HundredFoot Journey) directed. (120 min, PG)

GOLD Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramírez play gold hunters in this fact-based drama from director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana). With Bryce Dallas Howard. (121 min, R; reviewed by R.K. 1/25) I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Director Raoul Peck uses James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript about the deaths of Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to reflect on race in contemporary America. (95 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 2/1. Roxy) THE RED TURTLE Animator-director Michael Dudok de Wit teamed up with Japan’s Studio Ghibli for this Oscar-nominated wordless film about a castaway surviving on a desert island. (80 min, PG; reviewed by R.K. 3/1) RINGS A killer VHS tape meets the digital age in this belated sequel to the horror series that started with the 1998 Japanese chiller. F. Javier Gutiérrez directed. (102 min, PG-13; reviewed by M.H. 2/8) THE SALESMAN In this winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, an Iranian couple struggles to preserve their relationship after a bizarre assault. Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) directed. (125 min, PG-13; reviewed by R.K. 3/8)

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A lot of moviegoers were ready to write off Kristen Stewart after she sleepwalked through a slew of Twilight movies. Then she won critics' accolades and awards for her role in director Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria. Now Stewart and Assayas team up again for Personal Shopper, in which she again plays a famous person's assistant. Drifting through Paris, mourning the recent loss of her brother, Stewart's character begins to experience supernatural phenomena, but we're guessing no sparkly vampires are involved. A.O. Scott of the New York Times calls Personal Shopper "sleek and spooky, seductive and suspenseful." It starts Friday at Merrill's Roxy Cinemas in Burlington. Offbeat Flick of the Week: We pick an indie, foreign, cultish or just plain odd movie that hits local theaters, DVD or video on demand this week. If you want an alternative to the blockbusters, try this!



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“Kiss the flame, and it is yours,” teased the poet Thomas Lux. What do you think he was hinting at? It’s a metaphorical statement, of course. You wouldn’t want to literally thrust your lips and tongue into a fire. But, according to my reading of the astrological omens, you might benefit from exploring its meanings. Where to begin? May I suggest you visualize making out with the steady burn at the top of a candle? My sources tell me that doing so at this particular moment in your evolution will help kindle a new source of heat and light in your deep self — a fresh fount of glowing power that will burn sweet and strong like a miniature sun.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are free to reveal yourself in your full glory. For once in your life, you have cosmic clearance to ask for everything you want without apology. This is the “later” you have been saving yourself for. Here comes the reward for the hard work you’ve been doing that no one has completely appreciated. If the universe has any prohibitions or inhibitions to impose, I don’t know what they are. If old karma has been preventing the influx of special dispensations and helpful X factors, I suspect that old karma has at least temporarily been neutralized. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions,” said Irish writer Oscar Wilde. “I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” In my opinion, that may be one of the most radical vows ever formulated. Is it even possible for us human beings to gracefully manage our unruly flow of feelings? What you do in the coming weeks could provide evidence that the answer to that question might be yes. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you are now in a position to learn more about this high art than ever before. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Africa’s highest mountain is Mount Kilimanjaro. Though it’s near the equator, its peak is covered yearround with glaciers. In 2001, scientists predicted that global warming would melt them all by 2015. But that hasn’t happened. The ice cap is still receding slowly. It could endure for a while, even though it will eventually disap-

pear. Let’s borrow this scenario as a metaphor for your use, Virgo. First, consider the possibility that a certain thaw in your personal sphere isn’t unfolding as quickly as you anticipated. Second, ruminate on the likelihood that it will, however, ultimately come to pass. Third, adjust your plans accordingly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Will sex be humdrum and predictable in the coming weeks? No! On the contrary. Your interest in wandering out to the frontiers of erotic play could rise quite high. You may be animated and experimental in your approach to intimate communion, whether it’s with another person or with yourself. Need any suggestions? Check out the “butterflies-in-flight” position or the “spinning wheel of roses” maneuver. Try the “hum-and-chuckle kissing dare” or the “churning radiance while riding the rain cloud” move. Or just invent your own variations and give them funny names that add to the adventure. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Right now the

word “simplicity” is irrelevant. You’ve got silky profundities to play with, slippery complications to relish and lyrical labyrinths to wander around in. I hope you use these opportunities to tap into more of your subterranean powers. From what I can discern, your deep dark intelligence is ready to provide you with a host of fresh clues about who you really are and where you need to go. PS: You can become better friends with the shadows without compromising your relationship to the light.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can bake your shoes in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, but that won’t turn them into loaves of bread. Know what I’m saying, Sagittarius? Just because a chicken has wings doesn’t mean it can fly over the rainbow. Catch my drift? You’ll never create a silk purse out of dental floss and dead leaves. That’s why I offer you the following advice: In the next two weeks, do your best to avoid paper tigers, red herrings, fool’s gold, fake news, Trojan horses, straw men, pink elephants, convincing pretenders and invisible bridges. There’ll be a reward if you do: close encounters with shockingly beautiful honesty and authenticity that will be among your most useful blessings of 2017.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Of all the signs of the zodiac, you Capricorns are the least likely to believe in mythical utopias like Camelot or El Dorado or Shambhala. You tend to be über-skeptical about the existence of legendary vanished riches like the last Russian czar’s Fabergé eggs or King John’s crown jewels. And yet, if wonderlands and treasures like those really do exist, I’m betting that some may soon be discovered by Capricorn explorers. Are there unaccountedfor masterpieces by Georgia O’Keeffe buried in a basement somewhere? Is the score of a lost Mozart symphony tucked away in a seedy antique store? I predict that your tribe will specialize in unearthing forgotten valuables, homing in on secret miracles and locating missing mother lodes. AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to my lyrical analysis of the astrological omens, here are examples of the kinds of experiences you might encounter in the next 21 days: 1. interludes that reawaken memories of the first time you fell in love; 2. people who act like helpful, moon-drunk angels just in the nick of time; 3. healing music or provocative art that stirs a secret part of you — a sweet spot you had barely been aware of; 4. an urge arising in your curious heart to speak the words, “I invite lost and exiled beauty back into my life.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Ex-baseball player Eric DuBose was pulled over by Florida cops who spotted him driving his car erratically. They required him to submit to a few tests, hoping to determine whether he had consumed too much alcohol. “Can you recite the alphabet?” they asked. “I’m from the great state of Alabama,” DuBose replied, “and they have a different alphabet there.” I suggest, Pisces, that you try similar gambits whenever you find yourself in odd interludes or tricky transitions during the coming days — which I suspect will happen more than usual. Answer the questions you want to answer rather than the ones you’re asked, for example. Make jokes that change the subject. Use the powers of distraction and postponement. You’ll need extra slack, so seize it!


ARIES (March 21-April 19): The process by which Zoo Jeans are manufactured is unusual. First, workers wrap and secure sheets of denim around car tires or big rubber balls and take these raw creations to the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan. There the denimswaddled objects are thrown into pits where tigers or lions live. As the beasts roughhouse with their toys, they rip holes in the cloth. Later, the material is retrieved and used to sew the jeans. Might this story prove inspirational for you in the coming weeks? I suspect it will. Here’s one possibility: You could arrange for something wild to play a role in shaping an influence you will have an intimate connection with.

(May 21-June 20): Your symbol of power during the next three weeks is a key. Visualize it. What picture pops into your imagination? Is it a bejeweled golden key like what might be used to access an old treasure chest? Is it a rustic key for a garden gate or an oversized key for an ornate door? Is it a more modern thing that locks and unlocks car doors with radio waves? Whatever you choose, Gemini, I suggest you enshrine it as an inspirational image in the back of your mind. Just assume that it will subtly inspire and empower you to find the metaphorical “door” that leads to the next chapter of your life story.


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SIMPLE LIFE PARTNER WANTED I am 58 y/o, divorced for two and a half years, and looking for a partner with whom to share mutual respect, carry on conversations, go out to dinner and enjoy a moonlit stroll. I love summer and enjoy watching the geese flying. I love to read, embroider, shop and just laugh and smile. bluetinanich, 58, l

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CREATING A NEW ENDING I am a simple guy who keeps busy. I work a lot doing fire and rescue and work in the health care field. My hobbies include my motorcycle and good company. My perfect date would be with someone honest who has a pure heart. I would like to settle down someday with a house and kids. Fire_Boy_343, 23, l SHOW ME THE MAGIC! I’ve recently moved to Vermont, and I’m looking to make this my home. I’m a musician, a creative, funny, passionate, potentially sarcastic, thoughtful guy who’d love to find that inexplicable, magical connection with a kindred spirit (ha, wouldn’t we all?), or at least have as a new friend to show me around this place! Mookie20Hz, 64, l PLEASE INSTEAD OF BE PLEASED Personality, sense of humor, spontaneousness, sense of adventure, sex appeal, and being down with beer and a ball game — or a ball game and maybe some beer — is the kind of person I am and want to be around. IrishLover42, 43, l NEW BEGINNINGS College-educated executive looking for intelligent conversation. Looking for someone who is willing to be friends first and see where things go from there. I have a variety of interests, and I’m willing try new things. Megabyte, 39, l WE CAN BE AWESOME TOGETHER! I’m a happy, fun-loving and sincere guy with a great attitude seeking a similar woman. I have a nice blend of energy, laid-back attitude, passion, sense of humor, intelligent. I’m a rounded person who has experienced a fulfilled and diversified life. I love the outdoors and get my exercise and vitality by hiking, skiing and bicycling. greenmtnsguy, 63 HAVE A OPEN MIND I like to stay busy, like to ski, hike, work out, ride bikes, outdoor things. Easygoing. Don’t let things get to me. Life is too short. Drop a note to me if you would like to know anything about me. skiski1, 53, l NICE, FRIENDLY, ROMANTIC, CARING, TALENTED Hi, my name is Mike, and I’m looking into dating, making friends and meeting new people. I enjoy writing, playing music, watching movies, and I love going to concerts. I’m a soft-spoken, kind, gentle person who likes to laugh, cuddle and also has a good sense of humor. I’m pretty chill and laid-back. Also like to work. motley123, 40, l A LONELY GUY LOOKING Thought I would branch out and give this a try. Living in southern Vermont, looking for a long-term relationship. rubberbandman, 56, l HONEST, CARING, OPEN-MINDED I am honest, totally against double standards, and considerate. I think those who have known me in many walks of life would agree. I am happy to say more in one-toone communication. falcon, 60

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I feel like my marriage is a mess. I don’t know what to do. We have only been married for six years, but it feels so empty. I love my partner. I think they are a wonderful person and a good parent and they have a good job, but we never have sex and we just live our life in the same house. I know we love each other very much. I want to stay together. I want the passion back. Is it impossible?


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I read once how scientists discovered that in the beginning stages of an infatuation, the body releases oxytocin — a hormone that creates a feeling of euphoria from your beloved’s touch, binding you together and leaving you wanting more of that feeling. But nothing stays new forever. It’s completely normal for that intense excitement to dwindle and for the floating-on-air vibe of new love to feel, eventually, like dragging your feet. And when life gets busy, couples can drift and form habits that don’t encourage togetherness. The first item on the agenda is to change your expectations. Everyone hopes the passion and elation that is so prevalent at the start will last forever. But since it can’t, you must create a new, deeper kind of loving connection. You can achieve this state through facing adversity together. When you argue, instead of getting defensive, meet the disagreement with empathy and curiosity. It is so important for maintaining a long-lasting relationship to accept each other and your differences. We don’t stay exactly the same people over time; our opinions and ideas evolve. If you can’t find a way to appreciate that growth or difference in the person you love, then what’s the point? Think about the way you relate. It’s important to consider that your partner may not need affection and attention in the same way as you. Ask your partner when they feel the most loved by you. Ask for examples, and then share your answers. You might discover it’s when you remember to change the toilet paper roll. Very often, connection derives from the simplest gestures — ones that show we are listening and that we care. This practice might mean stretching your comfort zone, breaking patterns and going out of your way to show acknowledgment. When you feel distant, make a date. And find a way to connect for a few minutes every day — not in front of the TV or with the kids, but just the two of you. Actually look at each other. Make an effort to touch each other more. As for sex: Talk about your fantasies, change locations often, make it more romantic. Even if it feels a little silly at first, you’ll be sharing new experiences and creating new memories. And that’s one way to get the passion back.

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