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n Tuesday, Sen. Patrick Leahy brought the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to the University of Vermont for a hearing on net neutrality. A bill he's cosponsoring would forbid internet service providers — like Comcast, FairPoint and Burlington Telecom — from offering so-called “fast lanes,” which allow companies to pay a premium price to reach customers more quickly. These four were among the speakers.
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The shrimp-like spiny water flea found last week in the Glens Falls Feeder Canal now threatens Vermont. It would be Lake Champlain’s 50th aquatic invasive. Ugh.
You can’t smoke in a car with kids under age 8 — or in hotels — now that a new state law has gone into effect. What’s next — Church Street? Looks like it.
The state is paying a Rutland family $450,000 for the mistake of an exterminator, who used a banned chemical to rid their home of bedbugs. At least someone’s sleeping easier.
Burlington officials are seriously considering public disposal sites for hypodermic needles because people are tossing them in the drains and trash. Gross.
That’s how many beds there are in the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin, which opened Tuesday. The facility partially replaces the 54-bed Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, which Tropical Storm Irene destroyed in 2011.
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I enjoyed reading the article about Peter Schumann, founder and artistic director of Bread and Puppet Theater [“Living Art,” June 18]. The writer made an error when referring to Silesia as a town. Silesia is a region of Poland.
Hampshire’s economy over the years. New Hampshire Republicans understand that their prosperity blossoms when pro-business Republicans are in office in Concord, and progressive high-tax, high-regulation, high-mandate majorities rule in Montpelier. John McClaughry
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Very nice article [“Living Art,” June 18]. I have read a lot about Bread and Puppet over the years but actually learned something new reading your piece. Good portrayal of Schumann, too. Warren Schultz
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[Re “Tim Newcomb,” June 11]: Your graphically talented but substantively challenged cartoonist Tim Newcomb offered up a cartoon of anguished Republican elephants, purporting to explain that their biggest base of support was located in … New Hampshire! Having lived within sight of New Hampshire for 50 years, please allow me to explain to your Left Coast readership that New Hampshire Republicans are a strong base of support — not for Vermont’s Republicans but for Vermont’s Democrats. That’s because Democratic policies in Vermont have done wonders for New
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[Re “Oil and Water: Trains Hauling More Crude Along Lake Champlain,” June 18]: Sure, there is a debacle-in-waiting every time crude oil is railroaded near Lake Champlain. But of far greater danger — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — is the ongoing destruction of the natural landscape of the lake’s watershed. Every time a woodlot — much less a whole forest — is leveled for development and more impervious surface is created, the lake suffers more pollution. No wonder algae blooms are a near-constant threat to water quality and fish and wildlife. Alan C. Gregory
‘BOMB TRAIN’ SOLUTION
The wicked truth is the natural gas liquids — the explosive part — can be removed from Bakken crude before it gets shipped [“Oil and Water: Trains Hauling More Crude Along Lake Champlain,” June 18]. This is standard practice at Texas’ Eagle Ford shale formation, due to pipeline pressure limitations. You need a stabilizer
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They are 99 percent free almost all the time. Hordes of bicyclists mowing down geriatric pedestrians? Not a valid argument. Expect people to act in a responsible and civil manner and, strangely enough, most do! If they don’t, then take appropriate action. I see both groups already sharing the sidewalk every day on North Avenue. I grew up in a much larger city where it worked because people — not laws — made it work. Most people can do this. It’s just that simple. Let’s fix real problems. tony Gallucci
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In Feedback [“Bike-Unfriendly Burlington,” June 18], Richard Watts concludes, “great cities deserve great bike infrastructures.” His comments and concerns are valid, but I differ in opinion on that one comment. We have an infrastructure in most all of Burlington: It’s called a sidewalk.
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Let me start out by explaining that I’m agnostic and don’t follow any religion. I am, however, a religion major at the University of Vermont. Your paper posted a highly offensive comic regarding GMOs [“Tim Newcomb,” June 18]. The tagline being “G(MO)HAD,” as in Jihad. It portrayed those against GMO labeling as Islamic extremists. I’d like all Seven Days readers to understand that a jihad is not related to terrorism in any way. Someone’s jihad is that one’s struggle to fulfill one’s religious purpose. There have been Twitter campaigns in an effort to take back the term #myjihad. It is completely unacceptable to me for anyone to use a religious group to portray something considered negative in the public view in the way that those against GMO labeling are in Vermont. I am appalled that anyone would think that this OK. It’s profiling and ignorant.
I am writing in response to the individual who feels that the bike path is a suitable alternative to providing consistent bike lanes in Burlington, specifically in the New North End [Feedback, “Take the Bike Path,” June 18]. As a former year-round bike commuter, it is my opinion that the bike path should be for recreation only and is not appropriate for commuters or road bikers. First, it is very rarely a direct route to where you are going, therefore increasing your commute. Second, it is unsafe to ride your bicycle at high speeds on the bike path. Forcing all bikers onto the bike path is dangerous for the recreational bikers, joggers and walkers who also use it. For these reasons, we need consistent bike lanes throughout the Burlington area, as well as cyclists who are following the rules of the road.
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On the Warpath Against the ‘Green Mountain Mafia’
Burlington’s Affordability Crisis BY MATTHEW ROY & THEO ELLSWORTH
BY MARGOT HARRISON & KAZ
Fun Home! The Musical!
Eater of Worlds BY ALICE LEVITT & JON CHAD
Eleri Mai Harris hails from Hobart, Tasmania, and is a journalist, cartoonist and associate editor of online nonfiction comics hub the Nib. A recent graduate of the CCS’s MFA program, Harris lives in White River Junction with her partner Tom and a set of plastic dinosaurs. elerimai.com
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BY ANDREA SOUZZO & MATT MORRIS
Kaz has written for “SpongeBob SquarePants” and Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb.” He’s been drawing his “Underworld” comic strip since 1991, and you can now read it every week in this paper. He lives in Hollywood, Calif. kazunderworld.com
Alison Bechdel is the author of the graphic memoirs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. For 25 years, she wrote and drew the comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For.” She lives up a hill in Bolton. dykestowatchoutfor.com
On Call BY EDWARD KOREN
The Comic Cashier
Jon Chad is a cartoonist and illustrator living in White River Junction, where he teaches bookmaking and design at the CCS. His newest graphic novel, The BAD-ventures of Bobo Backslack, is out now from AdHouse Books. jonchad.blogspot.com
Danny’s Strawberry Dream BY HANNAH PALMER EGAN & GLYNNIS FAWKS
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BY MARK DAVIS & ELERI MAI HARRIS
BY KATHRYN FLAGG & MELANIE GILLMAN
Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist and Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) alumna based in Denver, Colo. Her current primary project is As the Crow Flies, an Eisnernominated graphic novel about queer teens in Christian youth camps. melaniegillman.com
Border Nexus: Governance at a Price
Matt Morris is a fine artist and illustrator living in Winooski. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts and the Ringling College of Art & Design, his work has appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Playboy, American Illustration and Seven Days. coolvaderart.com
Fair Game POLITICS BY PAUL HEINZ & TIM NEWCOMB
The Rooftops of Burlington
Theo Ellsworth is the author or Capacity, Sleeper Car and The Understanding Monster. He is the house artist for the London-based record label Astral Industries, and his work has been featured in Best American Comics, Trip Magazine and Smoke Signal. thoughtcloudfactory.com
Rubi’s Vision BY ALICIA FREESE & JOSH LEES
BY SYDNEY LEA & JAMES KOCHALKA
James Kochalka is a comic-book artist, writer, musician and videogame designer from Burlington. In 2011 he was declared the first cartoonist laureate of Vermont. He has won four Ignatz Awards, the Harvey Award, and an Eisner Award. His notable works include the comic strip “American Elf,” the Glorkian Warrior graphic novel and video game, and the SuperF*ckers series.
Edward Koren, the current cartoonist laureate of Vermont, is well known for his New Yorker cartoons, and has contributed to many other books and periodicals. His work has been exhibited in shows all over the world, including a retrospective at the University of Vermont in 2011. He has been a member of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years. edwardkoren.com
Precious Medals BY KEN PICARD & ANDY WARNER
Rachel Lindsay is a cartoonist and illustrator in Burlington. She’s a graduate of Columbia University, where she penned the first graphic-novel thesis for any undergraduate or graduate program. Her work appears in Maple Key Comics and on her website, where she publishes every Friday. rachellivesherenow.com
Theater Review BY ALEX BROWN & NICOLE J. GEORGES
Glynnis Fawkes was named among the Best American Comics Notables in 2012 and 2013. She was awarded a residency at la Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, France, for 2015. She lives in Burlington and teaches Comix Workshop at the University of Vermont and open life drawing at BCA Center. glynnisfawkes.com
The Horse’s Ass BY DAN BOLLES & TOM AZARIAN
Tim Newcomb has work in publications around the country, as well as in books and on video, CD and DVD covers. His editorial cartoons, which won a first-place award from the New England Press Association, appear weekly in Seven Days and the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. newcombstudios.com
WTF CULTURE BY XIAN CHIANG-WAREN & JOHN KOVALESKI
Always Wanting You, Never Having You BY ETHAN DE SEIFE & AARON SHREWSBURY
Josh Lees was raised in the Southwest and moved to Vermont to attend the CCS, from which he just graduated. He draws a comic about teens in space at star-teens.com, and other comics about teens who LARP and time-travel. josh-lees. com
Andy Warner’s comics have been published by Slate, American Public Media, KQED, Popular Science, the United Nations and Buzzfeed. He is the cofounder and coeditor of the Irene comics anthology. He graduated in 2012 from the CCS, lives in San Francisco and comes from the sea. andywarnercomics.com Aaron Shrewsbury hails from West Virginia and came to Vermont to attend the CCS. He is a graphic designer Seven Days.
Nicole J. Georges is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of the graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura. She has recently completed a year as a fellow at the CCS, and is hard at work on a new graphic memoir about a very bad dog. nicolejgeorges.com
Tom Azarian, the folk musician Vermonters know as Tom Banjo, has been a fixture on the Burlington music scene for decades. His crowd-pleasing "cranky shows" showcase both his music and artwork. He contributes an original piece to this year's Cartoon Issue.
John Kovaleski is a cartoonist, artist and teacher who lives with his pianist wife and drumming toddler. He is a contributor to Mad Magazine, and his comic strip “Bo Nanas” was syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. John received his MFA from Goddard College in Plainfield, where his graduating presentation included escaping from a straitjacket. kovaleski.com
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Phil Wassell attended St. Johnsbury Academy. He has exhibited his art often, and loves to work with creative people who are interested in privately commissioned art. philwassell. wix.com/art
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Luke Healy is a cartoonist from Dublin, Ireland. In 2014, he graduated with an MFA from the CCS. His comic Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales recently won an Award of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators. lukewhealy.com
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Art Review BY PAMELA PO LSTON & DAKOTA MCFADZEAN
VER MON T’S IN DEP EN DEN T VOICE
Jason Cooley became an amateur musician through drawing comics. He’s 40 years old and a bartender in Burlington.
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FRAMING THE SECOND ANNUAL CARTOON ISSUE
hy turn a whole issue of Seven Days into a big comic book? Well, besides being a creative challenge, comic art actually lends itself well to what this newspaper is all about. A sequential medium that tells stories with both words and images is ready-made for journalistic purposes. Cartooning long ago shed its “Sunday funnies” stigma and now is arguably in a golden age — one that has ushered in a multitude of new indie comics, bestselling books, comic video games and even, in the case of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a graphic memoir-turnedmusical. The stories that comics can tell are not limited by length or topic, and their stripped-down format is a powerful way to convey ideas, whether in a news item or an art review or an advice column. Another reason to go graphic: Vermont has become an internationally recognized center for comic art. Much of the credit is due to White River Junction’s
Center for Cartoon Studies, from which several of this issue’s contributors have graduated. (And many of those who didn’t have another Vermont connection.) Ours is also the only state to appoint an official Cartoonist Laureate, and we’re proud that this issue holds contributions from both the first (James Kochalka of Burlington) and the recently anointed (Edward Koren of Brookfield). Cartooning is plainly thriving in Vermont. And finally, comics are just cool. They’re enjoyable to read, more complex than they appear, and brimming with literary and illustrative verve. What more could a reader want from a story — of any kind? Most of the artists herein collaborated with Seven Days reporters, but a few wrote and illustrated their own tales. Take a moment to meet the cartoonists here — we asked them all to draw self-portraits — and then, please enjoy our second annual cartoon issue.
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Ghostshrimp, aka Daniel Bandit, has worked with Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other prestigious companies. He is also the vice chairman of the zoning board in Hardwick, where he homesteads with his wife, Athena, and their son, Wolf. ghostshrimp.net
Stuck in Vermont: From quarry to industrial wasteland to recreational trail system, Millstone Hill in Barre has seen a lot of change over the past 100 years. The third annual RockFire event last weekend celebrated the area’s past and its present.
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Dakota McFadzean is a CCS graduate whose work has appeared in The Best American Comics, Mad Magazine and Narratively. His comics collection Other Stories and the Horse You Rode in On is available from Conundrum Press. dakotamcfadzean.com
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Creative Process Now in its 44th year, the Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair takes over Lyndonville’s Bandstand Park with a wide range of works by juried artisans. Whether you’re in the market for pottery or paintings, more than 60 local vendors display their wares alongside homemade eats and live entertainment. See calendar listing on page 50
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1921-2014, COLCHESTER Betty Foster Bessette passed away peacefully on June 21, 2014. She was born Betty Ruth Spear on December 12, 1921, to Robert and Dorothy (Moorby) Spear in Burlington, Vt. She married Elwin H. Foster, who passed away in May 1968, with whom she had five children: Norman, Elwin Jr., Robert “Bob”, Steve and Kenneth. She was also married to Howard Bessette,
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SEVEN DAYS: How did you arrive at your legal specialty? LADDIE LUSHIN: I left my job [giving legal aid to Illinois prisoners] when we moved to Vermont. Then I had to decide: What was I going to do with my life? In addition to having a law degree [from the University of Chicago], I have a CPA certificate. The thing that came to my attention was cooperatives, which need both legal and accounting assistance. It’s turned out that I use both of those skills almost every day. I discovered that the area of practice I had gotten myself into was undeveloped. There were lawyers around for co-ops, but these were things like huge
ttorney Laddie Lushin has never advertised his services. Nor does he try headlinegrabbing cases or drive a glossy sedan. He is, in sum, far removed from his sharply tailored peers. But Lushin’s area of specialization also distinguishes him from most other attorneys: cooperative law. A Braintree resident, Lushin (pronounced “LOO-shin”; “Laddie” is short for Ladislaus) moved to Vermont from Chicago in the late 1970s. He Name chose a new Laddie Lushin home where cooperatively run Town businesses have Braintree a strong foothold: Groceries, Job utilities, even Expert in ski resorts opercooperative law ate as co-ops in Vermont. Yet the great majority of his business comes from out of state, Lushin says, as few other U.S. lawyers share his bailiwick. Lushin’s local clients have enthusiastic praise for him and his work. Without his help, “We would have been struggling for years to get good legal bylaws,” says Dan MacArthur, chair of the board of the Marlboro Cooperative grocery store. “He just said, ‘Here’s what you should be doing.’ Everything he suggested was just right.” John Quinney, general manager of Colchester-based Energy Co-op of Vermont, describes Lushin as “someone who’s obviously got really strong values,” and even calls him “an unsung hero” — phrases seldom used to describe lawyers.
SD: Why is it so important for a coop’s bylaws to be legally sound? LL: Bylaws provide guidance for operational decision making, and the framework for resolving problems easily and favorably. For example: Access to books and records should be available to any interested co-op member, since they have ownership stakes in the co-op. But this can be used in ways that are disadvantageous for the co-op. With a food co-op, the manager of the competing store down the road can acquire an ownership interest in the co-op, but it’s not appropriate for that person to be given access to books and records … You have to have provisions on that subject in your organizing documents. SD: You’ve made it a point to avoid legalese in your writing. Why is that? LL: Bylaws serve as guidance for proper governance and practice of the organization, so they’ve got to be usable, readable and accessible to members. That’s why I like to write in plain English — so people can find the answers they’re looking for without having to read a 10page document. SD: Why do you think cooperatives have been so successful in Vermont? LL: I think it’s because of the progressive character of the state and the people in it. There’s a bigger percentage of cooperatives that pop up in such places than in most other states. But cooperatives aren’t a left-wing phenomenon at all. They transcend left or right, Democrats or Republicans. Everyone can get into it because it’s a mutually beneficial thing.
agricultural co-ops in the Midwest. But for smaller organizations like consumer co-ops, there wasn’t any development of how the law applied. I saw myself immersed in issues that no one had worked out. Things like federal income-tax law, securities law, consumer protection laws. I had to essentially develop the law of cooperatives in order to function in that field. SD: Some of your clients say they feel you have a personal investment in cooperative principles. Is that so? LL: Definitely. I was mainly interested in doing public-service kinds of things, not just in helping the people with the most bucks. I was looking for something different, and cooperatives certainly
fit that scheme, because their business operations are organized on completely different principles than the prevailing model. SD: Why do you think your clients seem so appreciative of your services? LL: Up until very recently, there weren’t any other cooperative specialists, other than myself, in the whole country. Without me, [clients’] only choice was to go to a local lawyer who had no idea what the problems and solutions are for co-ops. It turns out that a good part of my time is spent correcting inappropriate legal advice from someone who didn’t know enough about the subject.
SD: I read that you describe yourself as an anarchist. True? LL: I do consider myself an anarchist. SD: You don’t hear a lot of lawyers say that. LL: No, you don’t. It’s a philosophical position, and it’s one reason I do the kind of work that I do. It’s consistent with my value structure. I guess it tends to manifest itself in a lifestyle that is not typical of a lawyer. m
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Why is it so many gay people are attracted to those of the same sex who look like the opposite sex? If you are a gay man and presumably do not fancy women, why are you nonetheless attracted to other men who copy feminine qualities? If you don’t want women, it seems strange to want your male partner to act and look like one! The same for lesbians — they don’t like men, yet many of them try to look like men and seem to find that attractive in their female partners. Nancy slim bodies. However, that’s hardly evidence of a lesbian preference for masculine-looking partners. While straights may prefer thin bodies today, a glance through an art history book suggests the earth-mother type (heavyset, usually but not always with prominent breasts and hips) has been a muchadmired physique throughout history, presumably by parties of various sexual orientations. • One study of personal ads from 1997 found that in ads placed by lesbians, 75 percent of the terms used to describe sought-after traits in a partner were characteristically feminine (most frequently seen: the word “feminine” itself ), whereas 95 percent of the traits that the women actively didn’t want were masculine. Further support, in my opinion, for the hypothesis that among lesbians the most popular type is the earth mother. • Generalizing about gay males is tougher. The same study of personal ads found more than 96 percent of the traits gay men sought in their partners were
characteristically masculine, and all of the undesirable traits were feminine. What exactly those terms mean is debatable, though — gay men have been found to exhibit a wider spectrum of stereotypically masculine and feminine mannerisms and speech patterns than straight men. It may be helpful to distinguish body type and behavioral preferences. Surveys notwithstanding, gay men’s appreciation of a well-toned male body surely is at least the equal of straight men’s tendency to drool over a shapely woman; nobody’s going to claim the gay guys at CrossFit look effeminate.
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while more material concerns (“successful,” “financially secure,” “owns a nice house”) were at the bottom. • The problem with such surveys, of course, is that respondents may simply be saying what they think they ought to say. An alternative gauge of what people find attractive is what they ask for in personal ads (granted, few are entirely frank in this venue, either). A common finding is that straight men tend to look for physical attractiveness and promise financial success, while straight women look for success and promise attractiveness. In contrast, lesbians advertising for partners generally downplay attractiveness and success and emphasize personality traits such as sincerity and honesty. • A 2001 study asking lesbian and bisexual women what body types they considered most attractive found a strong preference for heavy, bigbreasted physiques, followed closely by heavy, smallbreasted ones. This contrasts with heterosexuals, with both sexes strongly preferring
h, a fellow anthropologist, just back from the field. How shrewd of you to disguise yourself as a complete dumbshit. Needless to say, gays’ and lesbians’ appearance and behavior don’t line up especially well with stereotypes based on atypical examples. You see some pretty serious actingout in the World Cup; it’d be foolish to conclude from this that all Uruguayans bite. What we need is some data. The scholarly literature on what homosexuals find attractive isn’t as robust as we might like, and for some reason has focused more on lesbians than gay men. However, we do find the following: • Asking people what they find attractive in a romantic partner tends to produce predictable results. For example, in a 2010 survey conducted in northern California, both lesbians and gay men reported that what they’d initially been most attracted to in their partners were personality traits: “fun,” “sense of humor” and “intelligent” were at the top of the list for both groups. Physical characteristics (“sexy,” “appearance,” “nice body”) were in the middle,
Behavior is another story. A perennial controversy in the gay community pits “gay-acting” types against gay males who in terms of manner and appearance are indistinguishable from straights. • A related question is whether in a gay or lesbian relationship one of the partners habitually assumes the masculine role while the other plays the female. True, a subset of lesbians identify as either butch (masculine) or femme (feminine). However, one study of lesbians and bisexual women found butch types accounted for at most 15 percent. Assuming butch and femme women pair off, such couples would be in the minority of lesbian relationships. • A study of gay Latino men found that their adoption of dominant or submissive roles was situational and depended upon the perceived masculinity of their partners. If they considered a partner more masculine than themselves, they’d be more likely to play the pasivo (bottom) during sex. Conversely, if their partner was less masculine, they were more likely to be the activo (top). So, do gay men and lesbians find different things attractive than straights do? Absolutely. Does that mean gays prefer girly men and lesbians prefer mannish women? That’s absurd.
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The heyday passed in the postwar period — due to blights, plagues and general agricultural decline — but Bradford continues to host an annual strawberry festival featuring berries from Pierson Farm and other area fields. The fest was last weekend, but Vermont’s farms are still heavy with fruit, so if you haven’t already, go pick a pint and have yourself a shortcake.
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The Vermont side of the Upper Valley has a long strawberry history. Local historian Larry Coffin (disclosure: he was my teacher in high school), says Bradford’s wide, fertile plain was once “synonymous with really fine strawberries.” Between the 1840s and the 1960s, demand was so high that stores in Boston and New York would advertise “Bradford Berries” even if the fruit was actually grown elsewhere. At that time, Coffin writes on his blog In Times Past, migrant families flocked to the area, camping in the fields during the berry harvest. Several trains a day stopped at Bradford’s depot to take on berries, and the railroad built an extra siding south of town to accept bushels from outlying fields.
Seven Days caught up with Bradford Strawberry Festival’s Linda Moore, who says the recipe is a snap: “Most of the [shortcakes] are Bisquick,” she says. “It’s just the recipe from the box.” Every other Vermonter I know makes them the same way. As for the berries, Moore says it starts with a taste test. “It’s about how sweet the berries are,” she says. “That changes by year. And at the end of the season, they’re sweeter … The trouble is, we don’t measure anything, we just throw sugar in until it’s right.” Also, buying the right cream helps: “The secret to the cream is using heavy cream, not ‘whipping cream,’” Moore advises. “You can whip it the day before and it will not separate.” m Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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or stand and snack at a long, high ledge. McGinnis is excited about Basque-language signage on a Coca-Cola cooler: “It looks fly, and no one else is doing that, you know? That’s Basque and you’re eating Basque food,” he says. McGinnis wants to keep prices low: A meatloaf sandwich on challah packs a full-size portion for $5.95, and many dishes ring up under $5, a price point he plans to maintain by sourcing food locally. “Certain things I can’t get locally,” McGinnis acknowledges. “You’re not going to find avocado here.
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McGinnis says he likes Spanish food for its comparative lightness. “I didn’t feel like I was anchored to the ground every time I ate a Spanish cheese,” he says, his voice humming with hardscrabble Jersey inflection. McGinnis’ gait is a tough-guy swagger, but when chatting about food, he’s all friendly smiles. He’s clearly excited to bring fine Spanish cheese and charcuterie — manchego and iberico cheeses, dry-cured smoked chorizo and Serrano ham — to Vermont. (He’ll also serve a selection of local cheeses.) In addition to meat and cheese, Pop Pop’s menu will
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Back in April, ADAm mcGiNNiS told Seven Days he hoped to open uNclE PoP PoP’S SANDwich & tAPAS ShoP in Essex by late spring. But restaurants being restaurants — invariably delayed — the date got pushed back until … now. The storefront restaurant, located in the Essex Towne Marketplace, soft-opened late last week with an abridged menu and will welcome guests for the first night of full service this Saturday, July 5. Chef-owner McGinnis says he hopes the tapas joint — northern Vermont’s only — will become an early-evening social hub. “I’d like to bring the [Spanish] tradition of going out after work for a couple cocktails, maybe some light snacks, to this area.”
offer a rotating cast of bocadillos (sandwiches), pinxtos (finger snacks) and à la carte small plates. The chef-owner, a South Jersey native, says he got into Spanish cooking while working at a school for youth offenders doing time in adult prison. “It was a pretty notorious school for a lot of the things that happened there. It was notoriously — hair-raising,” he says. “Jersey’s tough.” But the kitchen was a great place to unwind. “I’d come home and spend a couple hours cooking dinner,” McGinnis says. In Essex, the small space is set up for convivial dining and punctuated by fun details that give it a sense of place. Diners can gather around a broken U-shaped bar for rum tastings and Spanish wines and cocktails (at press time, the liquor license is pending)
But with everything else, I’m going to do everything I can to buy local and cut the middle-man prices out.” And, though he says he hasn’t found the right local charcuterie supplier just yet, he is undeterred: “Oh, I’ll get it. I will find that charcuterie.” — h.P.E.
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Wielding the Pen Among political cartoonists, Jeff Danziger is a living legend. Twice short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize, he regularly contributes to publications such as the New York Times and, since 1975, the Times Argus and Rutland Herald. Splitting his time between New York City and his home in Groton, the artist maintains strong ties to Vermont — having first moved to the state in 1971 upon returning from the Vietnam War. Known for biting social commentary, Danziger’s unapologetic art has earned him legions of fans and foes. His most recent book, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, offers an in-depth exploration of post-9/11 America.
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Sunset Belly Dance: Dancers tap into ancient traditions in an exploration of modern tribal belly dance. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 7-8 p.m. $13. Info, 985-3819.
Kingdom Community Wind Tours: Locals learn about alternative energy sources on a visit to the 21-turbine wind farm. Kingdom Community Wind, Lowell, 10 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 744-6664. Middlebury College Observatory Open House: Sky gazers join Jonathan Kemp of the Middlebury College physics department to view Saturn, Mars and other celestial sights through state-of-the-art telescopes. Call to confirm. McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College, 9-10:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-2266.
'Bonsai People': Women in Mumbai, India, achieve financial stability thanks to the microfinancing efforts of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus in Holly Mosher's 2011 documentary. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $5. Info, 660-2600.
food & drink
Champlain Islands Farmers Market: Baked items, preserves, meats and eggs sustain seekers of local goods. St. Rose of Lima Church, South Hero, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 434-4122. Middlebury Farmers Market: Crafts, cheeses, breads, veggies and more vie for spots in shoppers' totes. The Marbleworks, Middlebury, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 673-4158. Newport Farmers Market: Pickles, meats, eggs, fruits, veggies, herbs and baked goods are a small sampling of the fresh fare supplied by area growers and producers. Causeway, Newport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 274-8206. Wednesday Wine Down: Oenophiles get over the midweek hump by pairing four varietals with samples from Lake Champlain Chocolates, Cabot Creamery and more. Drink, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. $12. Info, 860-9463, email@example.com. Williston Farmers Market: An open-air affair showcases prepared foods and unadorned produce. New England Federal Credit Union, Williston, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridge Club: Strategic thinkers have fun with the popular card game. Burlington Bridge Club, Williston, 9:15 a.m. $6 includes refreshments. Info, 651-0700.
health & fitness
Montréal-Style Acro Yoga: Using partner and group work, Lori Flower helps participants gain therapeutic benefits from acrobatic poses. Yoga Mountain Center, Montpelier, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 324-1737. 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, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.
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Creative Writing Club: Budding wordsmiths ages 9 and up let their imaginations soar with prompts, games and other exercises. Essex Free Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0313. Fizz, Boom, READ!: Is It Alive?: Pam Quinn leads a morning of scientific inquiry for kiddos up to age 7, who differentiate between living and nonliving things. A lunch follows. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. Gooey Science: What makes rubber bands stretch and balls bounce? Kiddos and their parents explore ductile and tensile strength with Jacqueline Soule. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. 'The Lone Ranger Meets Cherokee Princess': The sequel to Very Merry Theatre's Lone Ranger explores the cowboy's adventures with a Native American companion. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon. Free. Info, 355-1461. The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program: Youth ages 18 and under fill up on nutritious eats from a funky food truck that doubles as a mobile learning kitchen. St. Paul's Catholic School, Barton, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-2044. Meet Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate: Aargh, matey! Youngsters channel the hooligans of the sea with music, games and activities. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. Music, Movement & Fun With Ellie: Preschoolers burn off energy in a lighthearted environment. Highgate Public Library, 11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970.
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What Caddyshack is to cinema, The Fox on the Fairway is to the stage. This comedic romp through Quail Valley Country Club features a motley crew of characters entrenched in the drama surrounding an annual golf tournament with a rival club. Reminiscent of the Marx Brothers’ over-the-top comedies, Ken Ludwig’s homage to the great farces of the 1930s and ’40s keeps audience members on the edge of their seats. From mistaken identities to romantic pitfalls, a fastpaced series of catastrophes propels this laugh-a-minute Saint Michael’s Playhouse production, starring top theatrical talents directed by Kathryn Markey.
‘The Fox on the Fairway’ Wednesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 3, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 5, 2 and 8 p.m.; Tuesday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 9, 8 p.m., at McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, in Colchester. See website for future dates. $35-44. Info, 654-2281. saintmichaelsplayhouse.org
here are no two ways around it: JJ Grey was born to make music. The Florida native stops listeners in their tracks with a style the New York Times describes as “impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul.” Known for live shows fueled by his gravely voice, soulful guitar and no-nonsense songwriting, Grey lays everything on the line each time he takes the stage. Backed by his band Mofro, he delivers upbeat dance tunes and heartwrenching ballads in equal measure at the Jay Peak Music Series and the Montréal International Jazz Festival.
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JUL.9 | WORDS
Emily Shepard lives in an igloo made of trash bags filled with frozen leaves. As a teenage runaway, she fled to Burlington after a meltdown in a Northeast Kingdom nuclear power plant — possibly caused by her father — killed both parents. Orphaned, homeless and haunted by her past, the narrator of Chris Bohjalian’s latest novel Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands crafts a new identify in the face of an uncertain future. Kicking off his Rock and Roll Book Tour, the best-selling author joins fellow wordsmith Stephen Kiernan for an onstage interview. Lit lovers, take note: Attendees have the chance to win a character named after them in Bohjalian’s next novel.
Chris Bohjalian Monday, July 7, 7 p.m., at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free. Info, 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz
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A Life in Song
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Thursday, July 3, 9 p.m., at Foeger Ballroom, Jay Peak Resort. $35-75. Info, 988-2611. Friday, July 4, 9 and 11 p.m., at Scene Loto-Québec in Montréal. Free. Info, 514-871-1881. jjgrey.com
Reading Buddies: Eighth-grade mentors foster a love of the written word in kiddos in grades K through 5. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister for a time slot; limited space. Info, 878-6956. Wacky Wednesday: Build a Tall Tower: Kiddos ages 8 and up get creative when creating unique structures. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50. Info, 877-324-6386. Young & Fun Performance Series: Gustafer Yellowgold: Equal parts pop-rock concert and animated storybook, this multimedia romp features a zany spaceman's adventures on Earth. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 518-523-2512.
English as a Second Language Class: Those with beginner English work to improve their vocabulary. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. German-English Conversation Group: Community members practice conversing auf Deutsch. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211. Intermediate Spanish Lessons: Adults sharpen their grammar skills while exploring different topics. Private residence, Burlington, 6 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757. Intermediate/Advanced English as a Second Language Class: Speakers hone their grammar and conversational skills. Administration Office, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7211.
Montréal Cirque Festival: Circus performers light up the stage with awe-inspiring acrobatic feats. See montrealcirquefest.com for details. Various Montréal locations, 6:30 p.m. $16-27. Info, 514-285-9175. Montréal International Jazz Festival: Legendary performers from Diana Ross and Elvis Costello to Pink Martini and Rufus Wainwright deliver jazz, blues and contemporary tunes alongside rising talents. Various Montréal locations, 11 a.m.-midnight. Prices vary. Info, 514-871-1881.
Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls: Outdoorsy types search for signs of fur-bearing animals and make plaster-of-Paris track casts to take home. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 3:30 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. Sunset Aquadventure: Stunning scenery welcomes paddlers of all abilities, who explore the Waterbury Reservoir in search of local wildlife. Meet at the Contact Station half an hour before start time. A-Side Swim Beach, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.
Green Mountain Table Tennis Club: PingPong players swing their paddles in singles and doubles matches. Knights of Columbus, Rutland, 6-9:30 p.m. Free for first two sessions; $30 annual membership. Info, 247-5913. Wednesday RoadSpokes 101 Ride: A gentle training ride builds bike-handling skills and increases confidence and comfort on the road. Road bikes recommended. Montpelier High School, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9409. Women's Wednesday Mountain Rides: Beginner-to-intermediate pedalers cruise scenic routes. Mountain bikes suggested; helmets required. Onion River Sports, Montpelier, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-9409.
Shannon Bryant & Shelly Pottorf: The Texas-based green builder and eco-architect present "In the Belly of the Beast: Living Building Challenge and Other Alternative Approaches in the Shadow of Big Oil." Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 496-5545.
'The Three Little Pigs': Weston Playhouse's Young Company of Broadway puts a new twist on the classic fairy tale for the young and the young at heart. Weston Playhouse, 4 p.m. $8-15. Info, 824-5288. Voxfest: Visiting artists and community members join Dartmouth College students, faculty and alumni to create a new work in and around the museum in Vox Barter. Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. Free. Info, 603-646-2422.
Milton Farmers Market: Honey, jams and pies alike tempt seekers of produce, crafts and maple goodies. Hannaford Supermarket, Milton, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-1009.
Authors at the Aldrich: Novelist Alec Hastings delights lit lovers with Otter St. Onge and the Bootleggers: A Tale of Adventure. A concert in Currier Park follows. Milne Community Room, Aldrich Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. Short Fiction Writing Workshop: Stories penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members inspire a dialogue among readers. Studio 266, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meetup.com. Info, 383-8104. Writers for Recovery Workshop: Led by local author Gary Miller and documentarian Bess O'Brien, attendees put pen to paper and explore addiction, recovery and familial relationships. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 5:30 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 861-3150, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revive Democracy March: Like-minded locals make strides in the Montpelier Independence Day parade to rid elections from big money. A rally follows at the Pavilion Building. Corner of Elm & Spring Street, Montpelier, 5 p.m. Free. Info, 899-2088.
Bacon Thursday: ’50s Dance Music: Mars 88 and Noah Hahn entertain costumed attendees, who nosh on bacon and creative dipping sauces at this weekly gathering. Nutty Steph's Granola & Chocolate Factory, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Cost of food; cash bar. Info, 229-2090. Feast & Field Market & Concert Series: A pastoral party features locally grown produce, homemade tacos and classical music stylings by the Five Corners Quintet. Clark Farm, Barnard, market, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; concert, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Info, 999-3391. Summervale: Locavores celebrate farms and farmers at a weekly event centered on food, brews, kids activities and live music. Intervale Center, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Free; cost of food and drink. Info, 660-0440. Tea & Formal Gardens Tour: Folks explore the inn and its cottage-style gardens, then sit down to a cup-and-saucer affair complete with sweets and savories. The Inn at Shelburne Farms, 2:304:30 p.m. $18; preregister. Info, 985-8442.
health & fitness
Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout: Students sculpt lean muscles and gain mental focus when performing basic strikes with wooden replicas of the weapon. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $10. Info, 578-9243.
Independence Day Fun: Combining music, puppets and kamishibai storytelling, Ben t. Matchstick and friends premiere StoryBike!, Vermont's only Japanese paper theater. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338.
'Fiddler on the Roof': More than 100 central Vermont and Upper Valley youth present the Broadway musical about a small Russian village, in which Tevye the milkman struggles to pass tradition on to his daughters. Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, 7 p.m. $12-18. Info, 728-6464. 'The Lone Ranger Meets Cherokee Princess': See WED.2, Charlotte Library; rain location: Charlotte Congregational Church, noon. Free. Info, 355-1461. Lunch at the Library: The Burlington School Food Project puts on a healthy spread for kids ages 18 and under. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program: See WED.2, Gardner Memorial Park, Newport, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-2044. Music With Derek: Kiddos up to age 8 shake their sillies out to toe-tapping tunes. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Music With Mr. Chris: Singer, storyteller and puppeteer Chris Dorman entertains tykes and parents alike. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 1010:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. Spanish Musical Kids: Amigos ages 1 to 5 learn Latin American songs and games with Constancia Gómez, a native Argentinian. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.
RU12? Senior Women's Discussion Group: Female-identified members of the LGBTQ community discuss topics of interest in a safe, comfortable setting. RU12? Community Center, Burlington, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 860-7812.
Montréal Cirque Festival: See WED.2. Montréal International Jazz Festival: See WED.2.
40th Army Band: See WED.2, Battery Park, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 338-3480. Annemieke Spoelstra & food & drink Jeremiah McLane: The Fletcher Allen Farmers classical-piano virtuoso and Market: Locally sourced meats, master accordionist join forces F vegetables, bakery items, breads BR in "Summer Keys." Community EN and maple syrup give hospital TH AR RE Space, Richmond Free Library, 7:30 WYN employees and visitors the option to p.m. Free. Info, 578-7140. eat healthfully. Davis Concourse, Fletcher Allen Atlantic Crossing: The Vermont band strikes Hospital, Burlington, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Info, a joyous note with New England tunes rooted 847-0797. in Celtic and French-Canadian traditions at a Jericho Farmers Market: Passersby graze brown-bag concert. Woodstock Village Green, through locally grown veggies, pasture-raised noon-2 p.m. Free to attend; donations accepted. meats, area wines and handmade crafts. Mills Info, 457-3981. Riverside Park, Jericho, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 343-9778. CO U
40th Army Band: Founded in 1907, this iconic group plays traditional patriotic tunes in "An theater American Celebration." Baptist Building, Fairfax, 'Analog and Vinyl': Weston Playhouse pre7 p.m. Free. Info, 338-3480. mieres Paul Gordon and Aaron Jodoin's City Hall Park Lunchtime pop-rock musical comedy about Performances: The Irregulars coworker drama in a struggling bring traditional tunes to an outvintage record store. Weston door performance. Burlington City Playhouse, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Hall Park, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, $25-57. Info, 824-5288. 865-7166. Circus Smirkus Big Top Green Mountain Chamber Tour: Dive in! Acrobatic advenMusic Festival Artist tures abound when performers Faculty Series: "Young and ride the wave in "Anchors Away F Gifted" celebrates works by Josef CI for Atlantis." Leonard Field, St. RC Suk, Erich Korngold and Salvatore US Johnsbury, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. $12-20. SMI RK US Macchia. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Info, 748-2600. Campus, Burlington, pre-performance lecture, 'The Fox on the Fairway': Under the direction 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $25; free for stuof Kathryn Markey, St. Michael's Playhouse stagdents with ID. Info, 503-1220. es Ken Ludwig's comedy about a hilarious rivalry Neko Case: The Grammy Award-nominated between two country clubs. See calendar spotindie-rocker belts out Americana tunes. Flynn light. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College, MainStage, Burlington, 8 p.m. $20-100. Info, Colchester, 8 p.m. $35-44. Info, 654-2281. 863-5966. 'Red': Adrienne Campbell-Holt directs a production of John Logan's Tony Award-winning drama about famed artist Mark Rothko as he struggles with a high-profile commission. Dorset Playhouse, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. $20-59. Info, 867-2223. CO U
Vermont Symphony Orchestra TD Bank Summer Festival Tour: A program of toetapping melodies by Strauss, Gershwin and others concludes with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and a fireworks display. Riley Rink, Hunter Park, Manchester Center, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $12-37; free for kids under 18. Info, 863-5966 or 864-5741, ext. 10. Village Harmony Teen Ensemble: Larry Gordon, Suzannah Park and Carlos Jurado direct vocalists in a program of international choral music. Congregational Church of Westminster West, Putney, 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 426-3210.
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JJ Grey & Mofro: The singer-songwriter and guitarist leads an evening of funk and southern soul. See calendar spotlight. Foeger Ballroom, Jay Peak Resort, 9 p.m. $35; $75 VIP ticket. Info, 988-2611. Point CounterPoint: Instructors of the chamber-music camp perform works by Mozart and Ravel. Salisbury Congregational Church, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations. Info, 352-6671. Shelburne Vineyard firSt thurSdayS ConCert: Mike Colbourn brings alt-country and Americana to an intimate show. Partial proceeds benefit Mission Possible. Shelburne Vineyard, 6-8:30 p.m. Free to attend; cost of food and drink. Info, 985-8222. VerMont SyMPhony orCheStra td bank SuMMer feStiVal tour: See WED.2, Grafton Ponds, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $12-36; free for kids under 18 with advance adult ticket purchase. Info, 863-5966. VillaGe harMony teen enSeMble: See WED.2, Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 426-3210.
MontPelier Mile: Runners of all ages pound the pavement on a one-mile course through historic downtown Montpelier. Peopleâ€™s United Bank, Montpelier, registration, 3:45 p.m.; race, 6 p.m. $5-25. Info, 229-9409.
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ballrooM & latin danCinG: diSCo/huStle: Samir Elabd leads choreographed steps for singles and couples. No partner or experience required. Jazzercize Studio, Williston, introductory lesson, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-10 p.m. $6-14. Info, 862-2269. Queen City tanGo PraCtilonGa: Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. North End Studio B, Burlington, beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. $7. Info, 877-6648.
auCtion, bazaar & ChiCken barbeCue: Baked goods, toys, books and more pave the way for bidding and grilled meats. Shelburne United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free; $6-12 for barbecue. Info, 985-3981. dr. beauMont'S tour of terror: Ghost hunters take a macabre journey through the former stomping grounds of the 19th-century physician known for conducting gruesome experiments. Trinity Park, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7-8:15 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-645-1577. SPeCterS and SoldierS WalkinG tour: An exploration of Clinton County's oldest Roman Catholic burial ground and the ruins of Fort Brown elicits thrills and chills. Old Roman Catholic Cemetery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9-10:15 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-645-1577.
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Essential Principles and Practices of Cheesemaking
JULY 9-13, 2014 | RANDOLPH CENTER, VT | $1,000 INSTRUCTORS: DR. MONTSERRAT ALMENA-ALISTE AND BRIAN SCHLATTER
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belloWS fallS farMerS Market: Music enlivens a fresh-food marketplace with produce, meats, crafts and weekly workshops. Waypoint Center, Bellows Falls, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 463-2018. ChelSea farMerS Market: A long-standing town-green tradition supplies shoppers with eggs, cheese, vegetables and fine crafts. North Common, Chelsea, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 685-9987. fiVe CornerS farMerS Market: From local meats to breads and wines, farmers share the bounty of the growing season. Lincoln Place, Essex Junction, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 999-3249. hardWiCk farMerS Market: A burgeoning culinary community celebrates local ag with garden-fresh fare and handcrafted goods. Atkins Field, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 755-6349. iCe CreaM SoCial: Sweets lovers spoon up frozen dairy treats alongside bites of homemade pie and cake. Salisbury Congregational Church, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost of food. Info, 352-9080. lyndon farMerS Market: More than 20 vendors proffer a rotation of fresh veggies, meats, cheeses and more. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 3-6 p.m. Free. Info, 535-7528. riChMond farMerS Market: An open-air emporium connects farmers and fresh-food browsers. Volunteers Green, Richmond, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 999-7514.
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book Sale: Bookworms peruse page turners. Gymnasium, Williston Central School, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.
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'analoG and Vinyl': See WED.2, 7:30 p.m. CirCuS SMirkuS biG toP tour: See WED.2. 'the fox on the fairWay': See WED.2. 'red': See WED.2, 8 p.m. 'the SeCret Garden': The Valley Players adapt Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless tale for the stage. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 7:30-10 p.m. $14-18. Info, 583-1674. 'the three little PiGS': See WED.2. '[title of ShoW]': The Stowe Theater Guild interprets Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen's Obie Award-winning show-within-a-show about the making of a musical in just three weeks. Town Hall Theatre, Akeley Memorial Building, Stowe, 8 p.m. $20. Info, 253-3961.
ron PadGett: The acclaimed author of more than 20 poetry collections excerpts selected works as part of the Vermont College of Fine Arts Visiting Writers Reading Series. College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 828-8599.
birdS by earS & eyeS: Fans of feathered fliers embark on a woodland adventure bursting with birdsong. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 11 a.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. the Good, the bad and the really, really itChy: Hikers learn to identify poison ivy, medicinal jewelweed and other local plants. Nature Center, Little River State Park, Waterbury, 1:30 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. roCkin' the little riVer: Visitors explore a reforested encampment and discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps saved the Winooski Valley from flooded ruin. Meet at the top of the Waterbury Dam. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 7 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103. SteVenSon brook Walk: Adventure-seekers slip into their water shoes for a guided hike in and along the spring-fed stream. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 3:30 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister; call to confirm. Info, 244-7103.
Adamant Music School
Master Classes with John O’Conor
July 5-9 at 1:30-5:30pm
Open to members and the public at a cost of $50 per day.
Participant Piano Concerts July 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm
All concerts are free for members, guest admission is $10. Seniors/Students: $6.
General Information: 802-223-3347 or adamant.org
QuarryWorks Theater 110 In The Shade (musical)
July 10-13 & July 17-20 Thurs, Fri & Sat Evenings at 7:30pm Sat & Sun Matinees at 2pm All QuarryWorks performances are free.
health & fitness
Avoid FAlls With improved stAbility: A personal trainer demonstrates daily practices for seniors concerned about their balance. Pines Senior Living Community, South Burlington, 1011 a.m. $5-6. Info, 658-7477. lAughter yogA: Breathe, clap, chant and ... giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. The Wellness Co-op, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 999-7373. yogA Consult: Yogis looking to refine their practice get helpful tips. Fusion Studio Yoga & Body Therapy, Montpelier, 11 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 272-8923.
'Fiddler on the rooF': See THU.3, 7 p.m. 'the lone rAnger meets Cherokee prinCess': See WED.2, Staige Hill Farm, VSO.122.14 SFT Ad_7d.pdf 1 6/4/14 1:41 PM Charlotte, noon. Free. Info, 355-1461. Adamant, VT • ﬁnd us on Facebook the lunChbox summer meAl progrAm: See WED.2, Pavilion Park, Island Pond, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 334-2044. 12v-adamantusic070214.indd 1 6/27/14 3:41 PM musiC With derek: See THU.3, Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.
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stop the oil trAins!: Environmentally minded folks rally with the Center for Biological Diversity and People for Positive Action to voice concerns about crude-by-rail shipping. Meet at the pedestrian bridge. Green Street, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 3-4 p.m. Free. Info, 318-1487.
btv green: Proponents of cannabis and hemp legalization in Vermont explore its medical, environmental and economical benefits. See btvgreen.com for details. First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, noon-3 p.m. Free. Info, btvgreen.com/contact.
Country AuCtion For CAts: Kitty lovers bid on donated items at this benefit for Felines & Friends Foundation of Vermont. Cuisine and cocktails from Brown Dog Bistro round out the evening. Gateway Center, Newport, preview, 6 p.m.; bidding, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 323-4793, email@example.com. the ghosts oF the old post: Locals keep an eye out for the Lady in White while exploring Old Post Cemetery, the final resting place of more than 100 unknown soldiers. The Old Post Cemetery, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9-10:15 p.m. $5-10. Info, 518-645-1577. hidden spACes, uniQue plACes: Architecture buffs tour the park's historic landmarks — including a rarely visited 1960s fallout shelter. Meet at the Carriage Barn Visitor Center. MarshBillings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 2-3:30 p.m. $4-8 adults; free for kids 15 and under; preregister. Info, 457-3368, ext. 22. the spirits oF suny plAttsburgh: From a long-forgotten graveyard to a mournful apparition, thrill seekers delve into spine-tingling mysteries associated with the college campus. Steltzer Road, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 7-8:15 p.m. $510. Info, 518-645-1577.
CArol hAusner & mArk struhsACker: Guitar-driven bluegrass tunes from the local performers preps revelers for Independence Day celebrations. First Congregational Church, Morrisville, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 224-9066. FridAy night Fires With mCkennA lee And the miCroFixers: An evening of rhythm and blues entertains picnickers. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, Berlin, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 223-1151. fairs & festivals green mountAin ChAmber musiC burklyn Arts summer CrAFt FAir: More FestivAl Artist FACulty series: Works than 60 Vermont artists display handby Rachmaninoff, Bedřich Smetana and made wares during a day of outdoor Antonín Dvořák inform "Outpourings entertainment. Bandstand Park, of the Heart." UVM Recital Hall, Lyndonville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Redstone Campus, Burlington, preInfo, firstname.lastname@example.org. performance lecture, 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $25; free for film students with ID. Info, 503-1220. 'super duper AliCe Cooper': summer CArillon series: A blend of animation, rock opera Giant bronze bells ring out as and archival documentary footage George Matthew performs a explores the iconic rocker's legendcampus concert. Mead Chapel, RT E ES G YO LE ary status. Spruce Peak Performing Middlebury College, 5 p.m. Free. Info, OL F MI D D L E B U RY C Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 443-3168. 7:30 p.m. $12. Info, 760-4634. vermont symphony orChestrA td bAnk summer FestivAl tour: See WED.2, food & drink Shelburne Farms, gates open for picnicking, 5:15 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. $17-39. Info, 863-5966. burlington FArmers mArket: More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, villAge hArmony teen ensemble: See artisan wares and prepared foods. Burlington WED.2, United Church of Christ, Greensboro, 8 City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, p.m. $5-10. Info, 426-3210. 310-5172. CO
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'AnAlog And vinyl': See WED.2, 7:30 p.m. 'red': See WED.2, 3 p.m. 'the three little pigs': See WED.2, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. '[title oF shoW]': See THU.3.
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burlington Food tour: Locavores sample the Queen City's finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room, Burlington, 12:30-3 p.m. $45. Info, 277-0180, burlingtonfoodtours@gmail. com. CAledoniA FArmers mArket: Growers, crafters and entertainers gather weekly at outdoor stands centered on local eats. Pearl Street, St. Johnsbury, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 592-3088. CApitAl City FArmers mArket: Meats and cheeses join farm-fresh produce, baked goods and locally made arts and crafts throughout the growing season. 60 State Street, Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-2958. ChAmplAin islAnds FArmers mArket: See WED.2, St. Joseph's Church, Grand Isle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 434-4122. ChoColAte tAsting: Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 448-5507. middlebury FArmers mArket: See WED.2. mount tom FArmers mArket: Purveyors of garden-fresh crops, prepared foods and crafts set up shop for the morning. Parking lot, Mount Tom, Woodstock, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 457-2070. neWport FArmers mArket: See WED.2. northWest FArmers mArket: Foodies stock up on local produce, garden plants, canned goods and handmade crafts. Taylor Park, St. Albans, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 827-3157. norWiCh FArmers mArket: Neighbors discover fruits, veggies and other riches of the land offered alongside baked goods, handmade crafts and live entertainment. Route 5 South, Norwich, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 384-7447. pittsFord FArmers mArket: Homegrown produce complements maple products and artisan wares at this outdoor affair. Pittsford Congregational Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 483-2829. rutlAnd County FArmers mArket: Downtown strollers find high-quality produce, fresh-cut flowers and artisan crafts within arms' reach. Depot Park, Rutland, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 773-4813 or 353-0893. shelburne FArmers mArket: Harvested fruits and greens, artisan cheese and local novelties grace outdoor tables. Shelburne Town Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 985-2472. WAitsField FArmers mArket: Local entertainment enlivens a bustling, open-air market boasting extensive seasonal produce, prepared foods and artisan crafts. Mad River Green, Waitsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, 472-8027.
health & fitness
r.i.p.p.e.d.: See WED.2, 9-10 a.m. sAturdAy morning run/WAlk: Amateur athletes make strides at an informal weekly gettogether. Peak Performance, Williston, 8-9 a.m. Free. Info, 658-0949. understAnding eAstern mediCine: Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari details wellbeing as reflected in the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements. Pathways to Well Being, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Free. Info, 578-7368.
bArnyArd & Forest explorAtions: Adventurers ages 3 through 12 and their adult companions explore the historic site of Sallie's Sheep Farm for the forest critters that call its stone walls home. Mill Trail Cabin, Stowe, 1-2 p.m. Free. Info, 253-7221. 'Fiddler on the rooF': See THU.3, 7 p.m. heliAnd Consort FAmily ConCert: Kiddos and their parents groove to spirited tunes at an outdoor concert. Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, 1-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3611.
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& 8 p.m. Global book launch! Stephen Kiernan Stephen Kiernan, author of the non-fiction books Last Rights and Authentic Patriotism, will interview Chris on the library stage! 'red': See WED.2, 8 p.m. as well as the novelExclusive The Curiosity. t-shirt giveaway! Win the chance 'tHe SeCret Garden': See THU.3. to havethe a chance character named after you! Everyone present will have to have a character named after themNew in York Times 'tHe tHree little piGS': See WED.2, 1 p.m. music Chris’s next novel! & 4 p.m. Bestselling Author GraFton muSiC FeStival: See graftonmuChris Bohjalian Thissicfestival.com event will be our media partner,'[title RETNoF SHow]': See THU.3. forfilmed details.by Rebecca Holtz and voXFeSt: Dartmouth College students and the Compaq Big Band kick off a weekend of big This event will be filmed by our media partner, RETN alumni stage Kate Mulley's Pox and Karisa sounds and spirited tunes featuring Ljova and Seating is limited. Please come early. g is limited. 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Info, 735-3611. activism KillinGton muSiC FeStival: Alondra de la Parra conducts a program of works by Bach, 'CoSt oF war' Community art proJeCt: Mendelssohn and others, featuring violinist The Peace & Justice Center teams up with Joseph Silverstein. Ramshead Lodge, Killington Brattleboro's B4 Peace Team and the Will Miller Resort, 7 p.m. $25. Info, 442-1330. Chapter of Veterans for Peace to examine the impact of U.S. military spending on local econoripton Community CoFFeeHouSe: Local Strawberry picking through Mid July mies. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, performers warm up the microphone for Raspberries, Black Currants approx. July 8 1-5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345. award-winning bluegrass quartet Huge blueberry crop approx. July 15 Cricket Tell the Weather. Ripton dance Community House, 7:30 p.m. $310; preregister for open mic. Info, BalKan FolK danCinG: Louise The sweetest berries • Peak strawberry harvest hours 7-7 388-9782. Brill and friends organize people into lines and circles set to comVisit our beautiful farm or see us at Shelburne Farmer’s Market vermont SympHony plex rhythms. No partner necesorCHeStra td BanK Summer sary. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, FeStival tour: See WED.2, Open 8-5 Burlington, 4-7 p.m. $6 suggested Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, Every Day donation. Info, 540-1020. gates open for picnicking, 5 p.m.; F CR IC concert, 7:30 p.m. $5-14; free for KE R T TE HE T A LL TH E W E etc. 8h-norrisbakery062514.indd 6/20/14 1:47 PM kids under 18 with advance adult ticket PRODUCE • BULK FOODS • VT1CHEESES • GLUTEN-FREE FOODS • BAKERY ON PREMISES • DELI • VEGAN • VITAMIN purchase. Info, 863-5966. muSiC, art & tea: Vocalist Nadamayi Shanti honors the life of Monika Baege with a varied outdoors program at an afternoon tea party featuring artwork by crafter Ginger Johnson and painters owl prowl & niGHt GHoSt HiKe: Flashlight Wendy Soliday and Maurie Harrington. 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SoutH BurlinGton FarmerS marKet: Farmers, food vendors, artists and crafters set up booths in the parking lot. South Burlington High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 207-266-8766. SpiritS oF vermont: Foodies pair Vermontmade beer, wine and spirits with gourmet fare by local chefs at this fundraiser for the Danville Pope Memorial Library. Joe's Pond Pavilion, West Danville, 3-6 p.m. $30. Info, 684-2256. winooSKi FarmerS marKet: Area growers and bakers offer ethnic eats, assorted produce and agricultural products. Champlain Mill Green, Winooski, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 413-446-4684.
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Community Restorative Yoga: Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body harmony. Sangha Studio, Burlington, 5:30-7 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-973-4163. Community Vinyasa: Rose Bryant helps students align breath, intention and inner balance. Sangha Studio, Burlington, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-973-4163. Soul Purpose Development: Light Body Meditation: Cynthia Warwick Seiler helps attendees access their higher selves in a focused practice. Rainbow Institute, Burlington, 11 a.m.noon. $15 suggested donation. Info, 671-4569. Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation: Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sangha Studio, Burlington, 2-3 p.m. Donations. Info, 603-973-4163.
'Fiddler on the Roof': See THU.3, 2 p.m. Kidical Mass Group Bicycle Ride: Fit families take a leisurely spin around the Queen City. Maglianero Café, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 508-246-4315. Russian Play Time With Natasha: Youngsters up to age 8 learn new words via rhymes, games, music, dance and a puppet show. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810.
Dimanches French Conversation: Parlezvous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Panera Bread, Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 363-2431.
Lavender Writes of Vermont: LGBT and LGBT-friendly writers hone their skills. RU12? Community Center, Burlington, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Info, email@example.com.
Montréal Cirque Festival: See WED.2, 1 p.m. Montréal International Jazz Festival: See WED.2, 11 a.m.-midnight.
Grafton Music Festival: See SAT.5. Heliand Consort: SEE WED.2, Kendal at Hanover, N.H., 3 p.m. Free. Info, 735-3611. Raya Lee: The vocalists transports audience members to the golden age of the Renaissance in "The Red Priest of Venice," a concert biopic about Antonio Vivaldi. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7:30 p.m. $25. Info, 518-523-2512. Rochester Chamber Music Society: Violinist Julia Salerno, cellist Ben Gish and pianist Cynthia Huard delight listeners with a program of works by Ravel, Franck and Debussy. Federated Church, Rochester, pre-performance lecture, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 767-9234. Vermont Symphony Orchestra TD Bank Summer Festival Tour: See WED.2, Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe, $30-35; free for kids under 18 with advance adult ticket purchase. Info, 863-5966.
Birds By Ears & Eyes: See THU.3, 9 a.m. Bug & Butterfly Walk: Nature lovers bring nets, binoculars and magnifying glasses to catch a close-up glimpse of local species. Pack a picnic lunch for after the walk. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; donations accepted; preregister. Info, 434-2167.
Sunday Afternoon Hiking Series: Hikers tap into local history on the guided excursion "First Families of Little River." Call to confirm. Little River State Park, Waterbury, 1:30 p.m. $2-3; free for kids 3 and under; preregister. Info, 244-7103.
The Great Race: Ambitious athletes push their limits on a 3.1-mile run, 12-mile bike and 3-mile paddle. St. Albans Bay Park, 10 a.m. $55155; preregister. Info, 524-2444. Women's Pickup Soccer: Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. For ages 18 and up. Starr Farm Park, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. $3. Info, 864-0123.
'Analog and Vinyl': See WED.2, 3 p.m. 'Nothing-Is-Not-Ready Circus and Pageant': The political and apolitical movements of the not-yet-existing upriser masses come to life in a spirited show. Bread and Puppet Theater, Glover, 2 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Info, 525-3031. 'Red': See WED.2, 3 p.m. 'The Secret Garden': See THU.3, 2-4:30 p.m. 'The Three Little Pigs': See WED.2, 3 p.m. Voxfest: Aleshea Harris' Road Kill Giant comes to life in a performance by Dartmouth College students and alumni. Moore Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 2 p.m. $13 festival pass. Info, 603-646-2422. Voxfest: A production of Howard Fishman's A Star Has Burnt My Eye highlights emerging theater artists. Warner Bentley Theater, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m. $13 festival pass. Info, 603-646-2422.
Back Roads Readings: Award-winning wordsmiths Ron Padgett and Howard Norman share poetry and fiction, respectively. A reception and book signing follow. Brownington Congregational Church, 3 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Info, 633-4956. 'New England Review' Vermont Reading Series: Poets Terri Ford and Jamaal May excerpt recent works. A catered garden reception follows. Big Town Gallery, Rochester, 5:30-7 p.m. Free; preregister; limited space. Info, info@ bigtowngallery.com.
Shakti Tribal Belly Dance With Susanne: Students get their groove on with this ancient and spirit-inspired improvisational dance form. Soul Fire Studio, Burlington, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $15. Info, 688-4464.
fairs & festivals
Middlebury Festival on the Green: See SUN.6, noon-1 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
Bridge Club: See WED.2, 7 p.m. Trivia Night: Teams of quick thinkers gather for a meeting of the minds. Lobby, Hotel Vermont, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 651-5012.
health & fitness
Avoid Falls With Improved Stability: See FRI.4. Monday-Night Fun Run: Runners push past personal limits and make strides at this weekly outing. Peak Performance, Williston, 5:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-0949.
Oneness Blessings/Deeksha: Folks quiet the mind and embrace positivity at a secular energy practice. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne, 7-8 p.m. Free. Info, 565-0110. R.I.P.P.E.D.: See WED.2.
Alice in Noodleland: Youngsters get acquainted over crafts and play while new parents and expectant mothers chat with maternity nurse and lactation consultant Alice Gonyar. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-11 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. Blow Things Up With Will!: Mad scientist Will Sedlack leads kiddos ages 7 through 10 in an investigation of things that foam, pop, change and disappear. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 865-7216. Dinosaurs!: Budding archaeologists ages 7 and up stake a stroll to identify prehistoric plants, then create miniature dino worlds in a themed craft activity. Fairfax Community Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. Fizz, Boom, READ!: Stories With Megan: Captivating tales entertain good listeners ages 3 through 6. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 865-7216. Music With Peter: Preschoolers up to age 5 bust out song-and-dance moves to traditional and original folk. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free; limited to one session per week per family. Info, 878-4918.
Advanced Spanish Lessons: Proficient speakers work on mastering the language. Private residence, Burlington, 5 p.m. $20. Info, 324-1757.
Montréal Cirque Festival: See WED.2, 7 p.m.
Concerts on the Bluff: incaHOOTS kick off the 40th annual concert series with an outdoor show. Forrence Center, Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 6 p.m. Free. Info, 518-562-4160. Public Jam Session: Musicians of all skill levels lift each other's spirits through the process of making music. The Wellness Co-op, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 888-4928218, ext. 300. Sambatucada! Open Rehearsal: New faces are invited to pitch in as Burlington's samba street-percussion band sharpens its tunes. Experience and instruments are not required. 8 Space Studio Collective, Burlington, 6-8 p.m. Free. Info, 862-5017.
The Met: Live in HD Series: Soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Roberto Alagna play star-crossed lovers in a broadcast production of Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 7 p.m. $5-15. Info, 518-523-2512.
Chris Bohjalian: Lit lovers join the bestselling author to kick off his Rock and Roll Book Tour for Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. See calendar spotlight. Main Reading Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 448-3350. Poetry Writing Workshop: Wordsmiths read and respond to selected verse. Studio 266, Burlington, 6:30 p.m. Free; preregister at meet up.com. Info, 383-8104.
Kimball Brook Farm Tour: Dairy lovers meet the grass-fed Holsteins behind farmfresh milk and other products on a visit to the organic dairy farm. Kimball Brook Farm, North Ferrisburgh, 6-7:30 p.m. $10; free for kids and Vermont Land Trust members. Info, 262-1241.
Intro to Tribal Belly Dance: Ancient traditions from diverse cultures define this moving meditation that celebrates creative energy. Comfortable clothing required. Sacred Mountain Studio, Burlington, 6:45 p.m. $12. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Swing Dance Practice Session: Twinkletoed dancers learn steps for the lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Champlain Club, Burlington, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Info, 448-2930.
Lake Champlain Twilight History Cruise: Douglas Brooks shares his research on the traditions of small boats in Vermont on a scenic outing aboard the Carillon. Proceeds benefit the Henry Sheldon Museum. Larabee's Point, Shoreham, 5:30 p.m. $30-35; preregister. Info, 388-2117. Tea & Formal Gardens Tour: See THU.3.
fairs & festivals
Middlebury Festival on the Green: See SUN.6, noon-1 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.
Knights of the Mystic Movie Club: Cinema hounds screen campy flicks at this celebration of offbeat productions. Main Street Museum, White River Junction, 8 p.m. Free. Info, 356-2776.
food & drink
Old North End Farmers Market: Locavores snatch up breads, juices, ethnic food and more from neighborhood vendors. Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 324-3073, email@example.com. Rutland County Farmers Market: See SAT.5, 2-6 p.m.
Gaming for Teens & Adults: Tabletop games entertain players of all skill levels. Kids 13 and under require a legal guardian or parental permission to attend. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 5-7:45 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7216.
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Gentle Yoga With Jill Lang: Students get their stretch on with the yoga certification candidate. Personal mat required. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. Intro to Yoga: Those new to the mat discover the benefits of aligning breath and body. Fusion Studio Yoga & Body Therapy, Montpelier, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 272-8923. Nia Class: Drawing from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, a sensory-based movement practice inspires students to explore their potential. North End Studio A, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. $13. Info, 863-6713. Secret Sacred Healing Techniques in Ancient Shamonic Qigong: Samuel Hendrick presents a series of movements designed to rid the body of ailments. Community Room, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 5-6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 223-8000, ext. 202.
'The Meaning of The 4Th of July for The negro' ParTiciPaTory reading: Locals mark the 162th anniversary of Fredrick Douglass' influential speech with excerpts of the text. Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 863-2345, ext. 6.
Board gaMe nighT: Players ages 8 and up gather for an evening of friendly competition. Fairfax Community Library, 6-8 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. exordiuM: The Sound of Science: Tykes in grades K and up discover the fun in learning. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970. heliand conSorT faMily concerT: See SAT.5, Bakersfield Town Green, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 735-3611. lunch aT The liBrary: See THU.3. PreSchool STory hour: The five SenSeS: Kids up to age 6 explore sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing with themed tales and activities. Fairfax Community Library, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 849-2420. STory TiMe in The neSTlingS nook: Birdthemed tales prep preschoolers for crafts, music and nature activities. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free with regular admission, $3-6. Info, 434-2167. SuMMer STory TiMe: Crafts and engaging narratives make for a memorable morning. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. SuMMer STory TiMe: 'Be colorful': Stories and songs help little ones up to age 5 learn the science behind vibrant hues. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. Toy hacking: Gently used electronic toys allow tinkerers ages 8 and up to experiment with circuit bending and reverse engineering. Fairfax Community Library, 1-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 849-2420. yoga WiTh danielle: Toddlers and preschoolers strike a pose, then share stories and songs. Buttered Noodles, Williston, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 764-1810. SEVENDAYSVt.com
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hot toPiCS in environmental laW leCture SerieS: David A. Wirth of Boston College Law School presents "A Climate Treaty Without Congress." Room 007, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 831-1228.
'analog and vinyl': See WED.2, 7:30 p.m. CirCuS SmirkuS Big toP tour: See WED.2, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, noon & 6:30 p.m. $20.75-24. Info, 863-5966. 'driving miSS daiSy': Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in a broadcast production of Alfred Urhy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the unlikely friendship between a wealthy widower and her chauffeur. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $18. Info, 863-5966. flynn SeaSon Sneak PrevieW: A sampling of video and audio clips from scheduled 2014-15 performances gives lovers of the arts a glimpse of upcoming events. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 6 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 863-5966. 'the fox on the fairWay': See WED.2, 8 p.m. night for the oPera: An evening of music and epicurean delights treats Opera North patrons to excerpts of My Fair Lady and modern London cuisine. See operanorth.org for details. Dartmouth Outing Club, Hanover, N.H., 6 p.m. $85; preregister; limited space. Info, 603-448-0400. 'the three little PigS': See WED.2.
renegade WriterS' ColleCtive oPen miC: Wordsmiths share five minutes of original work in a supportive environment. Maglianero Café, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Free. Info, 303-968-0349, firstname.lastname@example.org. StoWe free liBrary giant Book Sale: Bibliophiles go wild at this annual event featuring thousands of titles up for the choosing. Porch and lawn, Stowe Free Library, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Info, 253-6145.
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Community College of vermont information SeSSion: Potential students meet with academic advisers to learn about courses and programs offered throughout the summer. Community College of Vermont Middlebury Campus, 5:15 p.m. Free. Info, 388-3032.
kingdom Community Wind tourS: See WED.2.
fairs & festivals
middleBury feStival on the green: See SUN.6, noon-1 & 7-10 p.m.
food & drink
ChamPlain iSlandS farmerS market: See WED.2. middleBury farmerS market: See WED.2. neWPort farmerS market: See WED.2. PoP-uP gaStronomy: argentine oPenfire Cooking: Bluebird Tavern's chef Matt Corrente transports foodies to Buenos Aires with traditional fare served outdoors, weather permitting. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 6-10 p.m. $65-75 includes dinner and a glass of wine; preregister. Info, 877-324-6386. Sun to CheeSe tour: Fromage lovers go behind the scenes and follow award-winning farmhouse cheddar from raw milk to finished product. Shelburne Farms, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $15 includes a block of cheese. Info, 985-8686. WedneSday Wine doWn: See WED.2. WilliSton farmerS market: See WED.2. Wine taSting: ePiC femmeS: Samples of vino made by female winemakers celebrate leading ladies in a male-dominated industry. Dedalus Wine Shop, Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Free. Info, 865-2368.
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fizz, Boom, read!: all aBout Wind & air: Erin Malloy of the Vermont Energy Education Program leads kiddos up to age 7 in a morning of scientific inquiry. A lunch follows. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 426-3581. let'S Build it! fairy houSe day: Toddlers and preschoolers tap into their imaginations and craft tiny abodes for mythical pixies. Highgate Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970. the lunChBox Summer meal Program: See WED.2.
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Meet Rockin' Ron the FRiendly PiRate: See WED.2. PRoject MicRo: Budding scientists ages 5 and up explore microscopic worlds in a handson workshop led by Janet Schwarz of UVM's Microscopy Imaging Center. Bring an object to look at. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 2-3 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 878-4918. Read to a dog: Lit lovers ages 5 through 10 take advantage of quality time with a friendly, fuzzy therapy pooch. Fairfax Community Library, 4-5 p.m. Free; preregister for a time slot. Info, 849-2420. Reading Buddies: See WED.2. stoRies and Music With the sWing PeePeRs: Music lovers of all ages pen tunes with the local singing group. Fairfax Community Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 849-2420. suMMeR ReadeRs: stoRytelling & Book giveaWay: Bookworms take home new reads, courtesy of the Children's Literacy Foundation at this celebration of the written word. Highgate Public Library, 11:30 a.m. Free; preregister. Info, 868-3970. Wacky Wednesday: Build a syMMetRical stRuctuRe: Using supplied materials, budding architects ages 8 and up engage their minds and bodies when creating contraptions. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/ Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, 12:30-1 p.m. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50. Info, 877-324-6386. young & Fun PeRFoRMance seRies: tiM duMas: Audience members get in on the fun in this participatory blend of magic and comedy. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 518-523-2512.
just FoR laughs Festival: The biggest names in comedy descend upon Montréal with gut-busting material. See hahaha.com/en for details. Various Montréal locations, 7 p.m. Prices vary. Info, 514-845-2322. MontRéal ciRque Festival: See WED.2, 5:30 p.m.
FiFa WoRld cuP: See SAT.5. gReen Mountain taBle tennis cluB: See WED.2. Wednesday RoadsPokes 101 Ride: See WED.2. WoMen's Wednesday Mountain Rides: See WED.2.
Phil kaPlan & PaRlin MeyeR: The architects share the story behind the modular, netzero project BrightBuilt Home. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 495-5545.
'analog and vinyl': See WED.2. ciRcus sMiRkus Big toP touR: See TUE.8, noon & 6:30 p.m. 'the Fox on the FaiRWay': See WED.2, 8 p.m. the Met: live in hd seRies: st. johnsBuRy: Johan Botha stars in the title role opposite soprano Renée Fleming in a broadcast production of Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece, Otello. Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, 7 p.m. $6-15. Info, 748-2600. Palace 9 Cinemas, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $12.50. Info, 660-9300. 'tenFest' auditions: Thespians of all ages vie for spots in the Valley Players' annual production of 10-minute plays penned by 10 local authors. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-0112. 'the thRee little Pigs': See WED.2.
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authoRs at the aldRich: Garden and food writer Joe Eck captivates horticulturalists with Elements of Garden Design. A concert in Currier Park follows. Milne Community Room, Aldrich Library, Barre, 6 p.m. Free. Info, 476-7550. jeFF danzigeR: The prize-winning political cartoonist signs and discusses The Conscience of a Cartoonist, an exploration of the aftermath of 9/11. See calendar spotlight. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. shoRt Fiction WRiting WoRkshoP: See WED.2. stoWe FRee liBRaRy giant Book sale: See TUE.8, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. WRiteRs FoR RecoveRy WoRkshoP: See WED.2. m
aFinque: Led by vocalist Miriam Bernardo, the 10-piece ensemble kicks off the Middlesex Summer Concert Series with spirited Afro-Latin tunes. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic fare. Martha Pellerin & Andy Shapiro Memorial Bandstand; rain location: Rumney School gymnasium, Middlesex, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 272-4920 or 272-7578. city hall PaRk lunchtiMe PeRFoRMances: Singer-songwriter Jay Ekis gets music lovers over the midday hump. Burlington City Hall Park, noon-1 p.m. Free. Info, 865-7166. coMMunity evenings at the FaRM: Doug Perkins and the Bessette Quartet jazz it up at an outdoor show. Shelburne Farms, gates open for picnicking, 5:30 p.m.; concert, 6 p.m. Donations. Info, 985-9551.
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english as a second language class: See WED.2. inteRMediate sPanish lessons: See WED.2. inteRMediate/advanced english as a second language class: See WED.2. italian conveRsation gRouP: Parla Italiano? A native speaker leads a language practice for all ages and abilities. Room 101, St. Edmund's Hall, St. Michael's College, Colchester, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 899-3869.
do good Fest: Headliner Eric Hutchinson leads an all-star lineup of performers, who entertain revelers at this family-friendly fête featuring tasty eats from area food trucks. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. National Life Building, Montpelier, 1-9 p.m. Free; $20 parking fee. Info, email@example.com. glenn MilleR oRchestRa: The 19-member ensemble behind classic hits such as "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" interweaves elements of jazz into a swing-dance repertoire. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, N.Y., 8 p.m. $15-20. Info, 518-523-2512. gReen Mountain chaMBeR Music Festival aRtist Faculty seRies: In "Slavic Worlds," accomplished musicians explore the versatility of Anton Arensky, Bohuslav Martinů, Karol Szymanowski and Dmitri Shostakovich. UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus, Burlington, preperformance lecture, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7 p.m. $25; free for students with ID. Info, 503-1220. heliand consoRt: See SAT.5, Richmond Free Library, 7:30 p.m. Donations. Info, 735-3611. suMMeR evenings With veRMont tReasuRes: As part of a concert series benefitting the Old Meeting House, Keeghan Nolan belts out classic and contemporary country tunes. Old Meeting House, East Fairfield, 7-9 p.m. $15; free for kids under 12. Info, 827-6626.
Thrill seekers watch racetrack action before a special fireworks show. July 3, 6:30 p.m., Thunder Road SpeedBowl. $3-12; $25 per family of four; free for kids under 6. Info, 2446963. thunderroadspeedbowl.com
Live bands and fun-filled activities — including an air show, obstacle course and bounce house — set the scene for spectacular fireworks over Lake Champlain. July 3, 4 p.m.-dusk; fireworks at 9:30 p.m., various waterfront locations. Info, 864-0123. enjoyburlington.com
Barton Agricultural amusements — from a tractor pull to games on horseback — kick off the festivities. A grand parade at 3 p.m. leads from downtown to the fairgrounds; fireworks follow at dusk. July 4, 9 a.m.-dusk, Orleans County Fairgrounds. $7; free for kids under 10. Info, 525-3555. orleanscountyfair.net
Brandon Family fun kicks off on Friday with a food fest and street dance. Saturday festivities include karaoke, a bounce house, children’s games, a 1 p.m. parade and afternoon music. Fireworks burst over the village at dusk. July 4, 5 p.m., and July 5, 10 a.m.-dusk, Central Park. Info, 247-6401. brandon.org
Bristol The small town celebrates the Fourth in a big way with live music, games, crafts and a bright lights show ending Thursday evening with a bang. The Great Bristol Outhouse Race, a 5K road race and a themed parade extend the fun to Friday. July 3, 6 p.m.-dusk, and July 4, 7:30 a.m., various downtown locations. Info, 453-5451. bristol4th.com
Burke Revelers chow down at an outdoor barbecue and soak up the scenery from the chairlifts before an exciting display of sky bursts. July 5, 6:30 p.m., Burke Mountain Ski Resort. Info, 626-7300. skiburke.com
Burlington Independence Day Waterfront VIP Party: Families get a front-row seat to the fireworks from ECHO’s Dealer.com terrace. Live music and locally sourced fare provided by Sugarsnap round out the festivities. July 3, 5:30-11 p.m., ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. $25-60; cash bar; preregister; limited space. Info, 488-5430. echovermont.org Rock the Dock Celebration: Queen City sailors host a benefit for the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center with prime lakeside seating, restaurant eats and DJed tunes. July 3, 6:30 p.m., Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center dock. $25-65. Info, 864-2499. communitysailingcenter.org
Cabot A Main Street parade leads to an afternoon of fun in the sun, including field games and a chicken barbecue. July 4, 11 a.m., Cabot Recreation Field. Info, 563-9907.
Colchester Amateur athletes make strides at a fun run, then take in a Main Street parade and evening concerts before a fireworks finale at Bayside Beach. July 4, 8:15 a.m.-dusk, various locations. Info, 264-5640. colchestervt.gov
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Independence Day makes a splash at the swimming pool. Live music, a bounce castle, an obstacle course and fireworks round out the day. July 4, 6 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Maple Street Park. Rain location: Essex High School ice rink. Info, 878-1375. ejrp.org
Dinner, light fare and swimming precede magnificent sky blossoms. July 4, fireworks at dusk, Jay Village Inn & Restaurant. Info, 988-2306. jayvt.com
An old-fashioned town parade kicks off family-friendly entertainment complete with frog-jumping and watermelon-eating contests. Head to Smugglers’ Notch Resort at 5 p.m. for the Firemen’s Barbecue on the Green, patriotic music by the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band and mountaintop fireworks. July 4, 10 a.m.-dusk, various locations. Info, 644-1118. smuggs.com
A two-mile parade route to the recreation park is followed by the always-popular Ducky Race, now in its 22nd year. July 4, 1 p.m., Fairfax Community Park. Info, 849-6111, ext. 8. fairfaxrecreation.com
Greensboro “The Funky Fourth of July” features a lively parade, music, games and fireworks at dusk. July 5, 9:30 a.m.-dusk, various locations. Info, 533-2911. greensborovt.org
Island Pond Three days of festivities are jam-packed with a duck race, parade, music and fireworks. July 4-6, all day, at various locations. Info, 673-1854. islandpondchamber.org
Killington High spirits fly at this Fourth of July celebration, which includes a parade, barbecue potluck, pool party and nighttime fireworks. July 4, 10 a.m., Herbert I. Johnson Recreation Center. Info, 422-2105. killingtontown.com
Blues and reggae artists steal the stage at the picnic-friendly Great American Party. Midway games, a water slide and barbecue eats round out the day. July 5, 1-8 p.m., Okemo Mountain Resort. Info, 228-1600. okemo.com
Locals celebrate the only U.S. president born on Independence Day with a gravesite ceremony, wagon rides, a chicken barbecue and historic presentations. July 4, noon, Village Green. Info, 672-3773. calvin-coolidge.org
For the 52nd year, the church hosts an auction and bazaar, followed by its famed chicken barbecue with all the fixings. July 4, 9 a.m., Shelburne United Methodist Church. Info, 985-3981.
Thousands don red, white and blue to attend one of the state’s largest parades. Afterward, they head to Lincoln Peak for a barbecue, live music by the Detonators and dazzling fireworks come nightfall. July 4, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., various locations. Info, 496-3409. madrivervalley.com
Folks reflect on American life in a themed promenade and street fest featuring unique floats, antique cars and live entertainment. July 4, 10 a.m., Merchant’s Row. Info, 7289027. whiterivervalleychamber.com
A colorful themed parade starts at the corner of Landon Road and South Street and features patriotic tunes from the 40th Army Band. July 4, 11 a.m., various locations. Info, 372-5566. champlainislands.com
Patriots celebrate the nation’s birthday with a community parade followed by barbecue eats, live music and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 11 a.m., Rochester Park. Info, 767-3025. rochestervermont.org
This old-fashioned celebration begins with marching music in the Moscow parade. A Village Festival complete with face painting, music, clowns and food follows from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fun continues at Mayo Farm at 6 p.m., with fireworks at dusk. July 4, 10 a.m.-dark, various locations. Info, 253-7321. gostowe.com
Sky bursts bloom after dark at a fireworks extravaganza in the middle of Lake Champlain. July 3, park opens at 10 a.m. for swimming and picnicking; fireworks at dusk, Knight Point State Park. Info, 372-8400. champlainislands.com
Bay Day begins with the Great Race, a 3.1mile run, 12-mile bike and 3-mile canoe race. Town celebrations continue with live music and a sparkling fireworks display at dusk. July 6, 10 a.m.-dusk, St. Albans Bay Park. Info, 524-2415. stalbanstown.com
Vergennes Folks ooh and ahh as the Bristol Brass Band plays catchy tunes and fireworks illuminate the evening sky above the Red Mill Restaurant. July 3, 7:45-9:45 p.m., Basin Harbor Club. Info, 475-2311. basinharbor. com The Big ShaBANG: Locals bring their lawn chairs for an evening of games and barbecue fare featuring front-row seats to Basin Harbor Club’s fireworks display. July 3, 6:30 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Info, 475-2022. lcmm.org
Families get into the patriotic spirit with a bike race and a Firecracker Fun Run. A parade, kids activities and live music pave the way for Friday’s fireworks at 9:30 p.m. July 2, 6 p.m.; July 3, 6 p.m.; July 4, 10 a.m., various locations. Info, 879-9100.
Woodstock Independence Day starts off on the right foot with a road race and kids fun run, followed by live music, a community cookout, a flag ceremony and booming fireworks. July 4, 7:30 a.m.-dusk, various locations. Info, 4572500. unionarena.org Old Vermont Fourth: Celebrate the Fourth the old-fashioned way — with patriotic speeches, wagon rides, ice-cream making and a spelling bee. July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum. $4-14; free for kids under 3. Info, 457-2355. billingsfarm.org m
Award-winning fireworks at 9:45 p.m. cap Summer Smash 2014, which includes carnival-style concessions and the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby. July 4, 4:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9:45 p.m., Vermont State Fairgrounds. Info, 773-2747. rutlandvermont.com
Bring your own picnic to this spirited shindig featuring music, entertainment, kids activities, food and, naturally, fireworks. Don’t miss the infamous bed races. July 4, all day, Gardner Memorial Park. Info, 334-6345. newportrecreation.org
Racing fans gather at the track for the annual “Coca-Cola Firecracker” Race and other wild-and-crazy automotive adventures. A fireworks display follows at dusk. July 4, 6 p.m., Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Info, 265-3112. devilsbowlspeedwayvt.com
Patriots catch street entertainment, circus arts, concerts, and a 6 p.m. road race and parade. Downtown fills with bands and vendors before evening fireworks. July 3, 10 a.m.-10:45 p.m., downtown Montpelier. Info, 223-9604. montpelieralive.org
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A parade, a chicken barbecue and live music by the Milton Community Band culminate in a spectacular fireworks display. July 4, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Bombardier Park. Info, 8918080. miltonvt.org
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agriculture TASTINGS WITH JASPER HILL: Come join us each Monday in July as we explore the world of fine cheese. Each tasting event serves as a guide for everyday cheese enjoyment, or for enthusiasts looking to build evaluation skills. Tastings include beverage pairings with locally made bread and accoutrements. Every Mon. in Jul., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $55/2-hour class w/ cheese & beverage pairings. Location: Lakeview Inn, 295 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. Info: the Cellars at Jasper Hill, Molly Browne, 5332566-103, molly@jasperhillfarm. com, jasperhillfarm.com.
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Call 865-7166 for info or register online at burlingtoncityarts.org. Teacher bios are also available online. CLAY: SILKSCREEN SLIP TRANSFERS: Explore the possibilities of surface decoration using slip transfers on thrown and slab-built forms. Learn basic silkscreening techniques, as well as printing and applying silkscreened slip transfers. Includes over 30 hours per week of open studio time, tools and equipment, glazes, firing and a 25-pound bag of clay. Sun., Jul. 20 & 27 & Aug. 3, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $90/person; $81/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. CLAY: WHEEL THROWING THURSDAYS: An introduction to clay, pottery and ceramics studio. Work primarily on a potter’s wheel, learning basic throwing and forming techniques, creating functional pieces like mugs, vases and bowls. No experience needed! Includes over 30 hours/ week of open studio time, tools and equipment, glazes, firing, and a 25-pound. bag of clay. Weekly on Thu., Jul. 10-Aug. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $230/person; $207/BCA members. Location: BCA Clay Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. PHOTO: DIGITAL SLR CAMERA: Explore the basic workings of
the digital SLR camera to learn how to take the photographs you envision. Demystify f-stops, shutter speeds, sensitivity ratings and exposure, and learn the basics of composition. Bring your camera and owner’s manual to class. No experience necessary. Weekly on Wed., Jul. 9-Aug. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $160/ person; $144/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. SILKSCREENING: Torrey Valyou, local silkscreen legend and owner of New Duds, will show you how to design and print T-shirts, posters, fine art and more! Learn how to apply photo emulsion, use a silkscreen exposure unit, and mix and print images using water-based inks. No experience necessary. Weekly on Thu., Jul. 10-Aug. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $210/person; $189/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. FILMMAKING ART INSTITUTE: Explore digital filmmaking and create a project with a team of fellow student filmmakers and teacher Michael Fisher, a professional filmmaker. Explore camera techniques, scripting, sound mixing, editing and more. All equipment provided. Experience in filmmaking is not required. Offered in partnership with VCAM. Ages 15-18. Jul. 21-25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $350/ person; $315/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, Digital Media Lab, Burlington. SUMMER CAMP: ARTVENTURE: BCA and Burlington Parks & Recreation present Artventure! Spend the morning in BCA’s art studios exploring painting, printmaking, craft and the pottery wheel. In the afternoon, join Parks & Rec for fun activities and field trips including swimming at North Beach, bowling, berry picking and more. Daily hot lunch included. Ages 6-11. Weeks of Jul. 21 & 28 & Aug. 4 & 11, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $350/person; $315/ BCA members. Location: BCA’s Clay & Print Studio (morning) & Edmunds Elementary School (afternoon), plus field trips, Burlington. SUMMER CAMP: CAMP TADPOLE: Join us for weeklong morning camps in the BCA Clay Studios! Each week explore camp themes: drawing, painting, crafts, clay, collage, and much more. Each camp has two instructors and an assistant with a max of 10 students. Check online for a full listing of all our
camps. Scholarships available. Ages 3-5. Jun.-Aug., 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $175/person; $157.50/ BCA members. Location: BCA Clay & Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington. SUMMER CAMP: DIGITAL FILMMAKING: This camp will explore the basics of digital filmmaking, videography, sound mixing and more! Students will shoot footage in Burlington and will make short projects with professional filmmaker Michael Fisher. Video camera provided. Offered in partnership with VCAM. Check online for a full listing of all our camps. Scholarships available. Ages 12-14. Aug. 11-15, 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Cost: $350/person; $315/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, Digital Media Lab, Burlington. PHOTO: PRINTING BOTANICALS WITH CYANOTYPE: Learn the historic cyanotype photographic process and print beautiful, rich blue botanical images in this fun, hands-on class. Students will print on fabric and various papers and will expose their prints outside in the sunshine. Paper, fabric, chemicals and botanicals will be included, but students are encouraged to bring materials. Instructor: Dan Lovell. Jul. 26, 1-5 p.m. Cost: $65/person; $58.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. PHOTOGRAPHING THE NIGHT SKY: Learn techniques needed for astrophotography. In this hands-on class, learn camera skills and editing techniques used to create amazing nighttime photography. Creating light paintings, capturing star trails and beautiful photos of the Milky Way will be the goals for the class. See stars in a whole new way! Aug. 5 & 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Aug. 9, 8-11 p.m. Cost: $105/ person; $94.50/BCA members. Location: BCA Center, 135 Church St., Burlington. NON-TOXIC ETCHING: Join us for this weekend class with local printer Gregg Blasdel, and learn the basics of ImagOn film, a user-friendly, non-toxic etching process that reproduces a wide range of graphic techniques, from line drawing to photographic images. Includes all basic supplies; additional charges may apply for paper depending on projects. Aug. 9-10, 2-4 p.m. Cost: $70/person; $63/BCA members. Location: BCA Print Studio, 250 Main St., Burlington.
computers INTRO 3-D DRAFTING/ SOLIDWORKS: Learn the fundamental skills needed to make useful engineering drawings. Learn the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task. Major topics covered: Sketching, basic part modeling, part symmetry, patterning, revolved features, shelling and ribs, editing: repairs, editing: design changes, using assemblies, engineering drawings. Jul. 18, 19 & 20, 9 a.m.4 p.m. Cost: $285/3-day class. Location: Vermont Woodworking School Computer Lab, 148 Main St., Fairfax. Info: Amanda Lass, 849-2013, firstname.lastname@example.org, vermontwoodworkingschool. com.
HERITAGE CRAFT WEEK AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM IN BROWNINGTON: Painted Floor Cloths, Tin Punch, Theorem Painting, Stencil on Slate, Wooden Handle Making, Rug Hooking, Handmade Paper, Stone Wall Building, Blacksmithing, Vinegar Grain Painting. Call us or check our website for details and online registration: oldstonehousemuseum.org/event-registration. Small classes and skilled instructors, at a beautiful historic site in the Northeast Kingdom. Jul. 7-13. Location: Old Stone House Museum, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Browington. Info: 754-2022, edassist@ oldstonehousemuseum.org. SUMMER POTTERY CLASSES: Spend the summer in mud during a pottery class at the Mud Studio. Wheel throwing and handbuilding classes for all skill levels start July 7. Come dig in the fun. Meets weekly. Cost: $195/3-hour class & unlimited studio time. Location: The Mud Studio, 961 Route 2, Middlesex. Info: 224-7000, email@example.com, themudstudio.com.
culinary FERMENTATION W/ SANDOR KATZ: Learn the complex techniques and flavors of fermented food and drink with renowned fermentation expert Sandor Katz. You’ll learn how to make fermented vegetables (kimchi, anyone?), beverages (including a fruit-based wine), dairy products (yogurt, sour cream, etc.), grains, legumes, and starch. Program includes lectures, demonstrations and a hands-on element. Tue., Jul. 22, 9 a.m.-Wed., Jul. 23, 5 p.m. Cost: $135/2-day intensive workshop. Location: Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne. Info: Shelburne Farms & Chelsea Green, 9858686, firstname.lastname@example.org , shelburnefarms.org/ calendar/event/two-day-fermentation-intensive-workshop-withsandor-katz.
dance DANCE STUDIO SALSALINA: Salsa classes, nightclub-style, on-one and on-two, group and private, four levels. Beginner walk-in classes, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $13/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@ salsalina.com. 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, 8:159:15 p.m. Cost: $10/1-hr. class. Location: North End Studios, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: Tyler Crandall, 598-9204, email@example.com, dsantosvt.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
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, firststepdance.com.
Write & Perform Strong Women: Where are the great women’s roles in theater and film? Why are we still struggling with gender imbalance and misrepresentation of female characters? What choices do we make as writers, directors and actors that reinforce negative female stereotypes? This workshop is aimed at learning how to create and develop characters who are complex, dynamic and memorable women. Instructor: Kathryn Blume. adults and teens ages 16+. Tue., Jul. 8 & 15 & Fri., Jul. 11 & 18, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $95/ person. Location: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: 652-4548, flynnarts.org.
healing arts reiki ii: learn three ancient, highly effective symbols that support healing in all areas of life, for yourself and others. class provides precise instruction for application of these symbols as well as ample time for hands-on practice in integrating the symbols into Reiki sessions. Reiki I and preregistration required. Fri., Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m., & Sat., Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $150/10-hour class. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: JourneyWorks, Jennie Kristel, 860-6203, email@example.com, journeyworksvt.com.
herbs WiSdom of the herbS School: currently interviewing applicants for Wisdom of the Herbs 2014 certification Program, Jul. 26-27, aug. 23-24, sep. 27-28, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 8-9, 2014. learn to identify wild herbaceous plants and shrubs over three seasons. Prepare local wild edibles and herbal home remedies. Practice homesteading and primitive skills, food as first medicine, and skillful use of intentionality. experience profound connection and play with Nature. Hands-on curriculum includes herb walks, skill-building, sustainable harvesting and
communion with the spirits of the plants. Tuition $1750; payment plan $187.50 each month. Vsac nondegree grants available to qualifying applicants; apply early. annie Mccleary, director. Location: Wisdom of the Herbs School, Woodbury. Info: 456-8122, firstname.lastname@example.org, wisdomoftheherbsschool.com.
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 eighth 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. Location: Spanish in Waterbury Center, Waterbury Center. Info: 585-1025, email@example.com, spanishwaterburycenter.com. SPAniSh clASSeS: experienced native tutor offering spanish classes! any level. any age. Interactive lessons to improve comprehension, pronunciation and achieve fluency. Grammar and vocabulary practice plus audio-visual material is used. affordable prices. “I feel proud to say that my students have
significantly improved their spanish with my teaching approach.”—Maigualida Gomez Rak. Location: N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 2760747, maigomez1@ hotmail.com.
martial arts Vermont brAZiliAn JiU-JitSU: classes for men, women and children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enhances strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and car- diorespiratory fitness. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training builds and helps to instill courage and selfconfidence. We offer a legitimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts program in a friendly, safe and positive environment. accept no imitations. learn from one of the world’s best, Julio “Foca” Fernandez, cBJJ and IBJJF certified 6th Degree Black Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor under carlson Gracie sr., teaching in Vermont, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! a 5-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Featherweight champion and 3-time Rio de Janeiro state champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m., & Sat., 10 a.m. 1st class is free. Location: MaRTIal aRTs
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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 Cafe (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 Friday of each month, 7-9 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, burlingtonshambhalactr.org.
MEDITATIONS ON SIMPLICITY: This class will introduce participants to a series of meditations that can help them wrest control of their identity from consumer culture. Mon. beginning Jul. 7. By donation. Location: Bassett House, 173 N. Prospect St., Burlington. Info: Eric Garza, 881-8675, eric@howericlives. com, howericlives.com/calendar/ simplicity.
Vermont Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 55 Leroy Rd., Williston. Info: 660-4072, firstname.lastname@example.org, vermontbjj.com.
meditation INTRODUCTION TO ZEN: This workshop is conducted by an ordained Zen Buddhist teacher.
It focuses on the theory and meditation practices of Zen Buddhism. Preregistration required. Call for more info or register online. Jul. 12, 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; please arrive at 8:45 a.m. Cost: $30/half-day workshop; limited-time price. Location: Vermont Zen Center, 480 Thomas Rd., Shelburne. Info: Vermont Zen Center, 985-9746, email@example.com, vermontzen.org.
TAIKO, DJEMBE & CONGAS!: Stuart Paton, cofounder and artistic director of Burlington Taiko Group, has devoted the past 25 years to performing and teaching taiko to children and adults here in the Burlington area and throughout New England. He is currently the primary instructor at the Burlington Taiko Space, and his teaching style integrates the best of what he experienced as a child growing up in Tokyo with many successful strategies in American education. Call or email for schedule. Location: Burlington Taiko Space, 208 Flynn Ave., suite 3-G, Burlington & Lane Shops Community Room, 13 N. Franklin St., Montpelier. Info: Stuart Paton, 999-4255, firstname.lastname@example.org, burlingtontaiko.org.
HEALING HEART OF SUMMER: Awaken to the Heart of Summer, using shamanic journeying, story, ceremony and, perhaps, a walk in the park. Connect to the majesty of the season and the many beings and energies that are now at their most exuberant and potent. Discover new pathways to healing. Sat., Jul. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $40/4hour workshop. Location: JourneyWorks, 1205 North Ave., Burlington. Info: Michael Watson, 860-6203, email@example.com, journeyworksvt.com.
BURLINGTON HOT YOGA: TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!: Offering creative, vinyasa-style yoga classes featuring practice in the Barkan and Prana Flow Method Hot Yoga in a 95-degree studio accompanied by eclectic music. Ahh, the heat on a cold day, a flowing practice, the cool stone meditation, a chilled orange scented towel to complete your spa yoga experience. Get hot: 2-for-1 offer. $15. Go to hotyogaburlingtonvt.com. Location: North End Studio B, 294 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Info: 999-9963.
tai chi 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, ipfamilytaichi.org. YANG-STYLE TAI CHI: The slow movements of tai chi help reduce blood pressure and increase balance and concentration. Come breathe with us and experience the joy of movement while increasing your ability to be inwardly still. Wed., 5:30 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m. $16/class, $60/mo., $160/3 mo. Location: Mindful Breath Tai Chi (formerly Vermont Tai Chi Academy and Healing Center), 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington. Info: 735-5465, janet@ mindfulbreathtaichi. com, mindfulbreathtaichi. com.
EVOLUTION YOGA: Evolution Yoga and Physical Therapy offers a variety of classes in a supportive atmosphere: Beginner, advanced, kids, babies, post- and pre-natal, community classes and workshops. Vinyasa, Kripalu, Core, Therapeutics and Alignment classes. Become part of our yoga community. You are welcome here. Cost: $15/class, $130/class card, $5-10/community classes. Location: Evolution Yoga, 20 Kilburn St., Burlington. Info: 864-9642, evolutionvt.com. HONEST YOGA, THE ONLY DEDICATED HOT YOGA FLOW CENTER: Honest Yoga offers practice for all levels. Brand new beginnersâ€™ courses include two specialty classes per week for four weeks plus unlimited access to all classes. We have daily classes in Essentials, Flow
and Core Flow with alignment constancy. We hold teacher trainings at the 200- and 500-hour levels. Daily classes & workshops. $25/new student 1st week unlimited, $15/class or $130/10-class card, $12/ class for student or senior or $100/10-class punch card. Location: Honest Yoga Center, 150 Dorset St., Blue Mall, next to Sport Shoe Center, S. Burlington. Info: 497-0136, firstname.lastname@example.org, honestyogacenter.com. LAUGHING RIVER YOGA: Highly trained and dedicated teachers offer yoga classes, workshops, and retreats in a beautiful setting overlooking the Winooski River. We offer classes in a variety of forms suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome! 200and 300-hour teacher training programs begins in September. Om. $5-14/single yoga class; $120/10-class card; $130/monthly unlimited. Location: Laughing River Yoga, Chace Mill, suite 126, Burlington. Info: 343-8119, laughingriveryoga.com. YOGA ROOTS: Flexible, inflexible, athletic, pregnant, stressed, or recovering from injury or illness? Yoga Roots has something for you! Skillful, dedicated teachers welcome, nurture and inspire you in our calming studio: Anusara, Gentle, Kids, Kundalini, Kripalu, Meditation, Prenatal, Postnatal (Baby and Me), Therapeutic Restorative, Vinyasa Flow, Heated Vinyasa, Yin and more! Little Shamans Camp, weekly on Wed., Jun. 11-Jul. 30 for ages 5-8; Transformation through the Chakras with Heidi Bock and Laura Lomas, Jun. 28, 1-5 p.m.; Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga at Shelburne Beach begins Jun. 25; Free Yoga at Shelburne Beach, Jun. 29, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga in Nature Camp begins Aug. 18 for ages 5-9. Location: Yoga Roots, 6221 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne Business Park. Info: 985-0090, yogarootsvt.com.
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THE HORSE’S ASS
WORDS BY DAN BOLLES (ADAPTED FROM A TRUE STORY BY TOM BANJO) ART BY TOM AZARIAN AKA TOM BANJO
“cranky show” is an old-timey form of entertainment in which hand-drawn images on a scroll are hand-cranked across a screen or small stage. These are typically accompanied by a musician, who tells the story on the scrolls in song form. Tom Banjo — aka Tom Azarian — is the local master of the cranky show and can often be found at Burlington’s Radio Bean cranking out humorous yarns, often based on popular folk tales, of runaway meatballs, stubborn mules and wayward cats. So for our Cartoon Issue, we asked Tom to tell us a story from his own life … and then illustrate it. We then adapted his story in lyric form, in an attempt to re-create a cranky show in print. Feel free to hum along.
Well, Farmer Joe was a mean old sot, with a mouthful of chew and a soul full o’ rot. Swearin’ an Spittin’ through the rows he’d glide, lashin’ his old mare ‘til she nearly died.
When I was 12 my brother and me worked on the farm pickin’ tobacco leaves. On our knees, between the rows pickin’ and pickin’ all summer we’d go.
One day, mean old Farmer Joe reared up that poor horse aside our row. From his snarlin’ mouth he spit a wad and a brown ball of goo plopped on the sod.
Just then the tail lifted on the ol’ mare and a brown ball come droppin’ outta there! And on that day in ’47 in Western Mass, ‘Twas hard to tell - which was the horse’s ass!
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I’ve been publicly harassing, er, urging local psych-rock duo PourS to release their debut record pretty much since front man brYAN PArmELEE dissolved his old band PArmAGA and teamed up with ex-mAN mAN and SANtiGoLD drummer chriS ShAr about two years ago. Mostly that’s because I was a big fan of Parmaga and, from what I’ve seen live, Pours pick up where that band left off and take Parmelee’s ethereal, popcentric compositions into even spacier new territory. I like spacey. I’m delighted to announce that Pours are finally releasing that long-awaited self-titled debut with a release show at the Monkey House in Winooski this Sunday, July 6, with Albuquerque’s You — with whom Pours will immediately head out on tour. And I gotta say, the record is worth the wait. Not to spoil the review, which we’ll have in these pages in a couple of weeks, but the new album suggests an increasing musical maturity in Parmelee. His songwriting has never been better or more adventurous. He retains the pop sensibility that made
It’s Fourth of July week. So in the midst of all that flag-waving patriotism, it only makes sense that we begin this week’s column by talking about Canada. Just work with me, OK? Historically, for an American band to play in Canada, it meant navigating a byzantine gauntlet of wonky permits, confusing regulations, sticky international laws and charmingly funny accents. Especially for independent artists hailing from regions close to the U.S.Canada border, the payoff for gigging in the Great White North was rarely enough to justify the hassle. Regardless of the exchange rate, shit pay is shit pay in any country. Over the years, I’ve heard numerous stories of local bands — who shall remain nameless so as not to alert homeland security — employing all manner of shenanigans to cross the border for gigs. One: telling border agents the seven guitars, nine amps, four groupies, drum set and boxes of merch in the van were just for playing at “a friend’s birthday party.” Another: stowing band members with questionable international legal status in the car’s trunk. (Yes, really.) The challenges of gigging in Canada were made even more difficult last year, when that country’s government altered the regulations placed on non-Canadian bands touring there. The legislation created something called Labor Market Opinion fees, which essentially made playing in Canada financially impossible for American artists not named LADY GAGA or JAY-Z. In addition to the previous temporary work permit fee of $150 per individual band member or $450 per band, the new regs added a whopping $275 per individual. That meant a singer-songwriter would have to lay out $425 to play legit gigs north of the border. Doesn’t sound too crazy, right? Until you realize that your average quartet would pay more than $1,500. You can do the math on an eight-member group such as KAt wriGht & thE iNDomitAbLE SouL bAND. Suffice it to say, that’s a lot of loonies. Given that we’ve allowed
Canada to molest our ears with NicKELbAcK and JuStiN biEbEr with impunity, that seemed like a raw deal. As it turns out, the Canadian government agrees. At least on the excessive fees part. We’re still waiting for an official apology for Nickelback and the Biebs. (Ed. note: I’ll take your Nickelback and Biebs and raise you one Leonard Cohen and two McGarrigles. Or Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall. K.d. lang and Gordon Lightfoot. Or, hell, Drake and Barenaked Ladies.) Last week, Canada created an exemption to the LMO fee for small clubs and bars. This comes after the original legislation had drawn strong vocal opposition on both sides of the border, including from organizations such as the American Association of Independent Music and the Canadian Independent Music Association. A petition to reverse the legislation on the website Change.org scored more than 140,000 signatures. But wait, there’s more. In addition to the LMO exemption, Canada also ditched the work permit fee for touring musicians. That means gigging in Canada is now easier than it’s ever been, at least financially. And that’s kind of a big deal. Local bands have numerous opportunities to reach local ears at local clubs, but breaking out of the cozy confines of the Green Mountains has always been a challenge. The simple fact is that Burlington is something of an outpost, not particularly close to any major American cities, let alone touring circuits. Unlike bands from, say, Brooklyn, who have dozens of cities in which to play within a four-hour drive, it takes a Burlington band that long just to get to Boston. That makes touring problematic.
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just coming up amid so much drama in the LBC, he never planned on one day headlining the world’s largest jazz festival. For one thing, it’s kinda hard being Snoop J-A-doublezee. And yet the Doggfather will do just that at Métropolis this Friday, July 4, as part of the 35th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. But chill to the next episode, hepcats, while you muthaf[PARENTAL ADVISORY]ers bounce to this: There’s still plenty of actual jazz at the Montréal jazz fest, including the likes of Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Ginger Baker, Keith Jarrett, Terence Blanchard and Tony Bennett, to name
a handful of the hundreds of performers of all genres, jazz and otherwise, who will play the fest. The Montréal jazz fest began last week and runs through Sunday, July 6. For more, visit montrealjazzfest.com.
BREAKWATER CAFÉ: 4Wins (rock), 6 p.m., free.
CITY LIMITS: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.
CLUB METRONOME: MiYard Presents Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption, DJs Big Dog and Jahson (roots reggae), 9 p.m., $20. 18+.
TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.
HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Josh Dobbs & Friends (jazz), 7 p.m., free. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 9:30 p.m., free. JP'S PUB: Pub Quiz with Dave, 7 p.m., free. Karaoke with Melody, 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG'S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Queen City Hot Club (gypsy jazz), 7 p.m., free.
MONOPOLE: Open Mic, 10 p.m., free.
BREAKWATER CAFÉ: Quadra (rock), 6 p.m., free.
ARTSRIOT: Pop Rap Dance Party (rap), 10 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: Positive Vibes VT presents: An Independence Party with Dan Freeman, S.I.N. Sizzle and more (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5.
HIGHER GROUND BALLROOM: Drive-By Truckers, Anders Parker & Cloud Badge (rock), 8:30 p.m., $20/23. AA.
HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Half & Half Comedy (standup), 8 p.m., free.
THE MONKEY HOUSE: Devil in the Woods (rock), 8:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
JUNIPER: John Abair and Collin Cope (acoustic), 8 p.m., free.
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Chad Hollister (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., free.
NECTAR'S: Trivia Mania, 7 p.m., free. Blues for Breakfast (Grateful Dead tribute), 9:30 p.m., $6.
RADIO BEAN: Cody Sargent & Friends (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free. Shane Hardiman Trio (jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. Funkwagon (funk), 11 p.m., $5.
SWEET MELISSA'S: Wine Down with D. Davis (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. Open Bluegrass Jam, 7 p.m., free.
MOOG'S PLACE: Lesley Grant & Friends (country), 7:30 p.m., free. PIECASSO PIZZERIA & LOUNGE: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.
PENALTY BOX: Karaoke, 8 p.m., free. VENUE: Noches de Sabor with DJs Jah Red, Rau, Papi Javi, 8 p.m., free.
FRANNY O'S: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): Cajun Jam with Jay Ekis, Lee Blackwell, Alec Ellsworth and Katie Trautz, 6 p.m., $5-10 donation.
ON THE RISE BAKERY: Eric Friedman (folk), 7:30 p.m., donation.
FINNIGAN'S PUB: Craig Mitchell (funk), 10 p.m., free.
BAGITOS: Brian Gilbert (solo piano), 6 p.m., donation.
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OLIVE RIDLEY'S: DJ Skippy All Request Live (top 40), 10 p.m., free.
BACKSTAGE PUB: Talent Quest 2014 Qualifications, 9 p.m.
NORTH BRANCH CAFÉ: Turidae (Celtic, classical), 4:30 p.m., free. SEVEN DAYS
THE PARKER PIE CO.: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free.
ZEN LOUNGE: Zensday with Kyle Proman (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free.
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NECTAR'S: VT Comedy Club Presents: What a Joke! Comedy Open Mic (standup comedy), 7 p.m., free. Acoustics Anonymous with Cricket Blue (jamgrass), 9:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Josh Panda's Acoustic Soul Night, 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.
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BAYSIDE PAVILION: Starline Rhythm Boys (rockabilly), first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., free.
THE STAGE: Ricky Golden (singer-songwriter), 6:30 p.m., free.
RED SQUARE: Jake Whitesell Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 11 p.m., free.
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MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Open Mic with Andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.
RADIO BEAN: Dear Creek (folk), 5:30 p.m., free. Ensemble V (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., free.
BAR ANTIDOTE: Dale Cavanaugh (singersongwriter), 7 p.m., donation.
RED SQUARE: DJ Rekkon (hip-hop), 2 p.m., free. Andy Lugo Band (rock), 7 p.m., free. D Jay Baron (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Reign One (EDM), 9 p.m., free. DJ Cre8 (EDM), 10 p.m., free. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Mashtodon (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): The Move It Move It (Afrofunk), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. ZEN LOUNGE: DJ Vince (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5.
THE MONKEY HOUSE: Vinny Vegas (art rock), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Nobby Reed Project (blues), 7 p.m., free.
BAGITOS: Brian Gilbert (solo piano), 6 p.m., donation. CHARLIE O'S: Bert Willis and Clint Boyd (blues), 6 p.m., free. Stone Bullet (rock), 10 p.m., free. NORTH BRANCH CAFÉ: Dave Loughran (acoustic rock), 7 p.m., free. NUTTY STEPH'S: Bacon Thursday: Noah Hahn & Mars 88 ('50s rock and roll), 7 p.m., free. SWEET MELISSA'S: Eames Brothers Band (mountain blues), 8 p.m., free. WHAMMY BAR: Tim Brick (country), 7 p.m., free.
MOOG'S PLACE: Open Mic, 8 p.m., free. RUSTY NAIL BAR & GRILLE: The Dusty 45s (rock and roll), 9 p.m., NA. SUSHI YOSHI — STOWE: Andrew Moroz Trio (jazz), 4:30 p.m., free.
CITY LIMITS: Trivia Night, 7 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Summer Salsa Series with DJ Hector, 10 p.m., free.
THE PUB OUTBACK: Micah Carbonneau (singersongwriter), 8:30 p.m., free. THE STAGE: Victory Orchard (rock), 7 p.m., free.
BREAKWATER CAFÉ: Dark Horse (rock), 6 p.m., free. CLUB METRONOME: "No Diggity" ’90s Night, 9 p.m., free/$5. THE LAUGH BAR AT DRINK: Comedy Showcase (standup comedy), 7 p.m., $7. NECTAR'S: Dan Coyle (solo acoustic), 5 p.m., free. Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free. Blues for Breakfast (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., $6. RADIO BEAN: Kid's Music with Linda "Tickle Belly" Bassick & Friends, 11 a.m., free. Ghostpony (alt-folk), 7 p.m., free. Charlie Thunder (singersongwriter), 8 p.m., free. Atlas Joint Presents: Hobosapiens (street theater), 9 p.m., free. Oobleck (Afrofunk), 10:30 p.m., free. Agent Slacker (hip-hop), midnight, free. RED SQUARE: Rumblecat (rock), 5 p.m., free. Dave Keller Band (blues, soul), 8 p.m., $5. DJ Craig Mitchell (house), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Con Yay (EDM), 9 p.m., $5. RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB & WHISKEY ROOM: Supersounds DJ (top 40), 10 p.m., free. RUBEN JAMES: DJ Cre8 (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Revibe (jam), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation. VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Rumblecat (rock), 10 p.m., free. DJ Michael Fulton (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. ZEN LOUNGE: Salsa Night with Jah Red, 8 p.m., $5. DJ Baron (hip-hop), 10 p.m., $5. DJ Dakota & the VT Union (hip-hop, top 40), 11 p.m., $5.
NAKED TURTLE: Turtle Thursdays with 95 XXX (top 40), 10 p.m., free.
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Saturday, July 5. Why? Because true freedom means you can celebrate freedom whenever the hell you want to, that’s why. This year, the party is curated by the cool kids from local booking collective Friends + Family. The psych-popheavy lineup includes SECRET LOVER from Worcester, Mass., Northampton’s SAM GAS CAN, locals SUPER BONHEUR and mysterious NYC pop-punk outfit NANCY — not to be confused with the Louisiana-based queer-punk band of the same name.
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Last but not least, a special thanks to
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In freedom news, the annual July 3rd party at Burlington secondhand store Speaking Volumes has been moved to
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KInG BUzzo, aka Roger “Buzz” Osborne, is the sole remaining founding member of seminal punk band the Melvins.
On his new solo album, This Machine Kills Artists, Osborne strips down, musically speaking, with a mostly acoustic record. Though quieter than his work with the Melvins, songs such as “Dark Brown Teeth,” “Drunken Baby” and “How I Became Offensive” still exude the winking, churlish charm and humor for which he’s become known. King Buzzo plays the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington this Sunday, July 6, with songwriter Emma RUTH RUnDLE. fri.4
BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke with Jenny Red, 9 p.m., free.
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BREAKWATER CAFÉ: mcKenna Lee and the Remedy (rock), 6 p.m., free.
HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: First Friday Reloaded: Celebrate Queermerica, 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+.
CLUB METRONOME: Retronome with DJ Fattie B (’80s dance party), 9 p.m., free/$5.
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: mitch & Friends (acoustic rock), 5 p.m., free. The Heaters (rock), 9 p.m., free.
JP'S PUB: Karaoke with megan, 10 p.m., free.
CHARLIE O'S: Disco Phantom (eclectic), 10 p.m., free.
NUTTY STEPH'S: Latin Jazz at nutty Steph's, 6 p.m., free.
RUSTY NAIL BAR & GRILLE: Last Kid Picked (rock), 9 p.m., $6.
CITY LIMITS: City Limits Dance Party with Top Hat Entertainment (Top 40), 9:30 p.m., free. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Duke (rock), 9 p.m., $3.
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BAYSIDE PAVILION: Papa GreyBeard (blues), 6:30 p.m., free.
FRANNY O'S: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.
JUNIPER: Joshua Glass Duo (singersongwriter), 9 p.m., free. NECTAR'S: Dale & Darcy (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. Unusual Subjects album Release Party, mCB-Free (hip-hop), 9 p.m., $5. RADIO BEAN: acoustic Brunch with abbie morin (singer-songwriter), noon, free. Less Digital more manual: Record Club with Disco Phantom, 3 p.m., free. Doghouse (acoustic), 7 p.m., free. mike Clifford (folk), 8 p.m., free. Larry Grodeska (power pop), 9 p.m., free. The WonderBeards (folk rock), 10:30 p.m., free. Live music, midnight, free. RED SQUARE: The aerolites (rock), 7 p.m., $5. mashtodon (hip-hop), 11 p.m., $5. DJ Stavros (EDm), 11 p.m., $5. RED SQUARE BLUE ROOM: DJ Raul (salsa), 6 p.m., free. RUBEN JAMES: Craig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free.
PHAT KATS TAVERN: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m., free.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Cynthia Braren Group (jazz), 8 p.m., $5-10 donation.
VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Citizen Bear (Americana), 10 p.m., free.
MONOPOLE: Funkwagon (funk), 10 p.m., free.
ZEN LOUNGE: Electric Temple with DJ atak (hip-hop, top 40), 10 p.m., $5.
MONOPOLE DOWNSTAIRS: Happy Hour Tunes & Trivia with Gary Peacock, 5 p.m., free.
NAKED TURTLE: Bad Kittie (rock), 10 p.m., $3.
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BACKSTAGE PUB: Last Words (rock), 9 p.m., free.
THE MONKEY HOUSE: The mountain Sound (folk), 5:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+. Dino Bravo (rock), 8:30 p.m., $5/10. 18+. Dino Bravo (rock), 9 p.m., $5/10. 18+. ON TAP BAR & GRILL: The Benoits (Vermonticana), 5 p.m., free. Wolfpack (rock), 9 p.m., free. VENUE: Saturday night mixdown with DJ Dakota & Jon Demus, 8 p.m., $5. 18+.
BAGITOS: Irish Session, 2 p.m., donation. Jeff Lathrop (folk), 6 p.m., donation. CHARLIE O'S: @nd annual World Famous Brunch with abby Jenne (rock), 10 a.m., free. NORTH BRANCH CAFÉ: mcBride and Lussen (acoustic folk), 7:30 p.m., free. NUTTY STEPH'S: Latin Jazz at nutty Steph's, 6 p.m., free.
MOOG'S PLACE: Shane Brody (rock), 9 p.m., free. RUSTY NAIL BAR & GRILLE: Bow Thayer (Americana, rock), 9 p.m., nA.
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THE RESERVOIR RESTAURANT & TAP ROOM: Gang of Thieves (funk rock), 10 p.m., free.
CITY LIMITS: City Limits Dance Party with DJ Earl (top 40), 9:30 p.m., free. TOURTERELLE: Wire & Wine: Rachel Schiffer (folk), 5:30 p.m., $10. TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Jam man Entertainment (house), 10 p.m., free.
BAYSIDE PAVILION: Tony Weeden (jazz), 6:30 p.m., free.
northeast kingdom THE PARKER PIE CO.: Victory orchard, alan Greenleaf & the Doctor (rock), 8 p.m., $5.
THE PUB OUTBACK: 1000 Frames (rock), 9:30 p.m., free. THE STAGE: Bert Wills (blues), 5:30 p.m., free. Senayit (rock), 8 p.m., free.
NAKED TURTLE: Bad Kittie (rock), 10 p.m., $3.
BREAKWATER CAFÉ: Clean Slate (acoustic), 3 p.m., free. FRANNY O'S: Kyle Stevens Happiest Hour of music (singer-songwriter), 7 p.m., free. Vermont's next Star, 8 p.m., free. THE LAUGH BAR AT DRINK: Comedy open mic (standup comedy), 8 p.m., free. NECTAR'S: mI YaRD Reggae night with DJs Big Dog and Demus, 9 p.m., free. RADIO BEAN: Jazz Brunch with Peter Krag, 11 a.m., free. Pete Sutherland & Tim Stickle's old Time Session, 1 p.m., free. Tango Sessions, 7 p.m., free. Dan Saulpaugh (singersongwriter), 9 p.m., free. Social Club: the Return with Yellow Crocs & Turkey P (downtempo), 10 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: Juliana Reed Band (soul-funk), 7 p.m., free. Baron Video (hip-hop), 10 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE sun.6
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(BURLINGTON): Bluegrass Brunch Scramble, noon, $5-10 donation. Fat Laughs at the Skinny Pancake (improv comedy), 7 p.m., $3.
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only when they can’t find a groove, which, fortunately for us, is exceedingly rare. The St. Louis-based quintet — which features guitarist and Burlington expat Drew
VERMONT PUB & BREWERY: Joe moore Trio (blues, jazz), 2 p.m., free.
Jameson — trade in a heady cocktail of bluegrass that mixes equal parts tradition
begin a residency at Nectar’s in Burlington on Wednesday, July 2. They’ll be at the
BACKSTAGE PUB: Karaoke/ open mic, 8 p.m., free.
and jam band sensibilities. Touring behind their debut album, Honest & Wild, AA House That Phish Built every Wednesday in July with locals CRICKET BLUE.
HINESBURGH PUBLIC HOUSE: Sunday Jazz with George Voland, 4:30 p.m., free.
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RADIO BEAN: The DuPont Brothers, Cricket Blue (indie folk), 7 p.m., free. open mic, 9 p.m., free. RED SQUARE: mashtodon (hip-hop), 8 p.m., free. THE SKINNY PANCAKE (BURLINGTON): Kidz musicPAGE with SCAN THIS Raphael, 11:30 a.m., $3 donation.
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FRANNY O'S: Standup Comedy Cage match, 8 p.m., free.
THE MONKEY HOUSE: Charlie messing & Friends (eclectic), 7:30 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Family night (rock), 10:30 p.m., free. JP'S PUB: Dance Video Request night with melody, 10 p.m., free. MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: Karaoke with Funkwagon, 9 p.m., free.
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: open mic with Wylie, 7 p.m., free.
barre/montpelier CHARLIE O'S: Kick 'Em Jenny (bluegrass), 8 p.m., free.
stowe/smuggs area MOOG'S PLACE: Seth Yacovone (solo acoustic blues), 7 p.m., free.
ARTSRIOT: Dead Kevin (sketch comedy), 8 p.m., $10. CLUB METRONOME: Dead Set with Cats Under the Stars (Grateful Dead tribute), 9 p.m., free/$5. HALFLOUNGE SPEAKEASY: Funkwagon's Tequila Project (funk), 10 p.m., free. LEUNIG'S BISTRO & CAFÉ: Cody Sargent Trio (jazz), 7 p.m., free. NECTAR'S: Zach Deputy, Gubbulidis (folk, soul), 8 p.m., $10/15. 18+.
Trio (jazz), 6 p.m., free. John abair (folk), 9 p.m., free. Honky Tonk Tuesday with Brett Hughes & Friends, 10 p.m., $3.
THE MONKEY HOUSE: Devil in the Woods (rock), 8 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
MOOG'S PLACE: The Jason Wedlock Show (rock), 7:30 p.m., free.
ON TAP BAR & GRILL: Pine Street Jazz, 7 p.m., free. ON THE RISE BAKERY: open Bluegrass Session, 7:30 p.m., free. VENUE: Boy Hits car, Beyond Today (rock), 8 p.m., $7.
NORTH BRANCH CAFÉ: Turidae (celtic, classical), 4:30 p.m., free.
THE SKINNY PANCAKE (MONTPELIER): Cajun Jam with Jay Ekis, Lee Blackwell, alec Ellsworth and Katie Trautz, 6 p.m., $5-10 donation.
BREAKWATER CAFÉ: King me (acoustic rock), 6 p.m., free.
SWEET MELISSA'S: Wine Down with D. Davis (acoustic), 5 p.m., free. Live music, 7 p.m., free.
JUNIPER: Ray Vega Quintet (Latin jazz), 8:30 p.m., free. LEUNIG'S BISTRO & CAFÉ: mike martin & Geoff Kim (parisian jazz), 7 p.m., free.
MOOG'S PLACE: Lesley Grant & Friends (country), 7:30 p.m., free. PIECASSO PIZZERIA & LOUNGE: Trivia night, 7 p.m., free.
CITY LIMITS: Karaoke, 9 p.m., free.
RED SQUARE: mint Julep (jazz), 7 p.m., free. Craig mitchell (house), 10 p.m., free.
MANHATTAN PIZZA & PUB: open mic with andy Lugo, 9 p.m., free.
TWO BROTHERS TAVERN LOUNGE & STAGE: Trivia night, 7 p.m., free. open mic, 9 p.m., free.
ZEN LOUNGE: Karaoke with Emcee Callanova, 9 p.m., free.
NECTAR'S: VT Comedy Club Presents: What a Joke! Comedy open mic (standup comedy), 7 p.m., free. acoustics anonymous with Cricket Blue (jamgrass), 9 p.m., free/$5. 18+.
RADIO BEAN: The Live Cultures (folk), 7 p.m., free. Irish Sessions, 9 p.m., free.
chittenden county HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE: Rising appalachia (roots), 9 p.m., $12/15. AA.
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Heritage Craft week July 7-13
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. burlington, first Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. info, 264-4839.
f ‘AmErIcAN PlAId’: A group exhibit of artwork focused on color (mediums are immaterial), creating a red, white and blue plaid motif on the gallery walls. Reception and barbecue: Friday, July 4, 5-9 p.m. July 4-26. info, 578-2512. The s.p.A.C.E. gallery in burlington. f GrAzIEllA WEbEr-GrASSI: “who’s past?,” new
artwork made from antique portrait photography. Reception: Friday, August 1, 5-8 p.m. July 7-August 31. info, 355-5418. Vintage inspired in burlington.
f PAyNE ANd ElISE JuNKEr: “shadow light,” intricately cut, decorative steel artworks by the gallery’s featured artists for July. Reception: Thursday, July 3, 6-8 p.m. July 3-31. info, 863-6458. Frog hollow in burlington.
‘Al- muTANAbbI STrEET STArTS HErE’: A traveling group show of book art inspired by a 2007 car bombing in a historic book-selling district of baghdad. July 4-october 13. info, 454-8311. Eliot D. pratt library, goddard College, in plainfield. dJ bArry: The Middlesex artist shows his latest stencil-and-spray-paint works. July 8-August 31. info, 225-6012. sweet Melissa’s in Montpelier.
f ElEANor KoKAr oTT: “spirit images,” an
rAcHEl SArGENT: “Animals in black and white,” pencil drawings by the Moretown native. July 3-August 1. info, 223-7800. The green bean Art gallery at Capitol grounds in Montpelier. TAmArA WIGHT: “organic Form,” an exhibit of sculptural basketry. July 3-August 17. info, 7281000. hartness gallery, Vermont Technical College, in Randolph Center.
AlExANdEr VolKoV: Vermont landscape oil paintings by the internationally acclaimed RussianAmerican artist. July 5-19. info, 253-7282. Robert paul galleries in stowe.
f ‘cAPE ANN ArTISTS IN VErmoNT’: paintings by
‘ArT, muSIc ANd TEA oN ISlE lA moTTE’: Musician nadamayi shanti performs a memorial concert to late local vocalist Monica baege in three sets at 2, 3 and 4 p.m.; landscape paintings by Vermont artist wendy soliday hang in the barn, along with weaving, jewelry and works on paper by ginger Johnson and watercolors by Fisk Farm art director Maurie harrington. proceeds from the sale of tea and snacks benefit the isle la Motte preservation Trust. Fisk Farm Art Center, isle la Motte, sunday, July 6, 1-5 p.m. info, 928-3364. JEFF dANzIGEr: An exhibit, presentation and book signing of the noted political cartoonist’s latest book, The Conscience of a Cartoonist. Kellogghubbard library, Montpelier, wednesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m. info, 223-3338. JoANNA SoKoloWSKA: A digital presentation by the artist-in-residence, a classically trained sculptor from poland. The Carving studio & sculpture Center gallery, west Rutland, wednesday, July 9, 7 p.m. info, 438-2097.
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f AlExANdEr AlExEIEFF: original 1929 signed lithographs by the Russian artist Alexander Alexeieff, exhibited with a looped screening of his 1930s animated pinboard films. Co-curated by Cecile starr and susan smereka. Curator Cecile starr shares stories of the artist and screens additional films, wednesday, July 9, 5-7 p.m. Through August 26. info, 735-2542. new City galerie in burlington. ‘AlTErEd booKS’: burlington high school show works created from books, including a dress made from a phone book. in the Main Reading Room. Through July 15. lEo HINToN rETroSPEcTIVE: leo hinton, born in bloomfield, Vt., in 1934, bounced around foster homes as a child; in adulthood, he was a barber, auctioneer and storeowner and didn’t pursue drawing until he retired. This exhibit includes his watercolors, acrylics and pen-and-ink drawings made over the last few years. in the pickering Room. Through July 30. info, 865-7211. Fletcher Free library in burlington.
cArolE croSSmAN: oils and watercolors by the award-winning Vermont artist. Through July 31. info, 658-6400. American Red Cross in burlington.
cArolyN croTTy: Artwork in a variety of mediums inspired by nature. Curated by sEAbA. Through August 31. info, 862-9614. The pine street Deli in 12v-oldstonemuseum062514.indd 1 burlington. dENIS VErSWEyVEld: paintings and sculpture focused on the interplay of shape, composition and texture in common still-life objects. Through July 31. info, 862-1001. left bank home & garden in burlington. ‘From our HEArTS ANd mINdS’: A group exhibit of local artists in a variety of mediums. Through August 29. info, 862-4584. st. paul’s Cathedral in burlington. ‘ImPrESSIoNS’: Fran bull, Jordan Douglas and Cameron schmitz explore in multiple media the markings of humankind, from the ridge patterns on fingers to trails on the landscape. Through July 20. info, 865-7166. Vermont Metro gallery, bCA Center, in burlington. INNoVATIoN cENTEr GrouP SHoW: works by brian sylvester, James Vogler, Kari Meyer, Kim senior, longina smolinski, lyna lou nordstorm and gabe Tempesta on the first floor; holly hauser, Jacques burke, Jason Durocher, Cindy griffith, Teresa Davis and Tom Merwin on the second floor. Curated by sEAbA. Through August 31. info, 859-9222. The innovation Center of Vermont in burlington. JAcquES burKE: paintings, sculpture and digitally enhanced photography from the Milton artist. mArEVA mIllArc: Abstract paintings in oil, acrylic, ink and mixed media. Curated by sEAbA. Through August 31. info, 651-9692. VCAM studio in burlington. Jb WoodS: “walking in Vermont,” colorful photographs curated by sEAbA. Through August 31. info, 658-6016. speeder & Earl’s: pine street in burlington.
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‘A mAcAbrE KINd oF cuTE’: drawings and prints by local artist Justin Atherton that explore the lighter side of monsters, aliens and other creatures that enjoy cupcakes.
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f JulIA lucKETT: black-and-white photographs that capture the daily lives and struggles of nicaraguan coffee farmers. Reception: Friday, July 18, 5-7 p.m. Through July 31. info, 861-3155. Karma birdhouse in burlington.
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Old Stone House museum, 109 Old Stone House rd., Brownington, Vt 05860 www.oldstonehousemuseum.org
f PETEr THomASHoW: “world of wonder,” the second in a series of exhibits on collecting, featuring collages and acquired pieces by the Vermont physician, artist and musician. Curated by Varujan boghosian. Reception: saturday, July 5, 5-7 p.m. July 2-August 24. info, 767-9670. big Town gallery in Rochester.
NEW mEmbErS AT collEcTIVE: The cooperative gallery welcomes two new members with a reception: blacksmith Chris Eaton and photographer nobushi Fuji’i. Collective — the Art of Craft, woodstock, saturday, July 5, 3-5 p.m. info, 457-1298.
cAmEroN ScHmITz: Drawings and paintings by the Vermont artist. Through october 31. info, 865-7166. Courtyard Marriott burlington harbor.
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f ElVIrA PIEdrA: “To Earth, From heaven,” photographic studies in three groups — the peony tree, landscape and water — created over 13 years by the lunenburg artist. f EuGENIo lEoN: “innovate, inspire, Aspire,” works from the local mixed-media artist include upcycles in wood, acrylic and straw; garden sculptures made from recycled record albums, and more. Reception: Thursday, July 3, 5-7 p.m. July 3-August 29. info, 888-1261. River Arts Center in Morrisville.
‘EScAPE INTo SummEr’: The independence Day event celebrates stowe with landscape paintings by bob Aiken, Elisabeth wooden, lisa Angell and Jack lieberman, live music, and refreshments. Vermont Fine Art gallery, stowe, saturday, July 5, 5-7 p.m. info, 253-9653.
‘EmErGENcE2’: A contemporary, multimedia art exhibit featuring students, alumni and staff from the Champlain College Emergent Media Center: Erin barnaby, Rachel hooper, Ken howell, Robin perlah and sarah webb. bJörN ScHülKE: “Traveling spy,” 3-D sculptures activated by motion sensors, with video surveillance and sound components, by the german multimedia artist. Through July 19. info, 865-7166. bCA Center in burlington.
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Donald Allen Mosher, Charles Movalli, T.M. nicholas and Dale Ratcliff, inspired by Vermont landscapes. Reception: saturday, July 12, 5-7 p.m. July 3-september 15. info, 253-1818. green Mountain Fine Art gallery in stowe.
bcA SummEr ArTIST mArKET: A juried market featuring handcrafted, original fine art and crafts by local artists. burlington City hall park, saturdays, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. info, 865-7166.
‘bEyoNd mEASurE’: A group show curated by Carleen Zimbalatti features more than a dozen artists who explore the role of geometry in their artistic processes. Through August 31. info, 859-9222. sEAbA Center in burlington.
exhibit of colored drawings. Reception: wednesday, July 9, 4-7 p.m. July 3-31. info, 223-3338. Kellogghubbard library in Montpelier.
GAllEry IN THE GArdEN ExHIbIT & SIlENT AucTIoN: “Minis for Morrill,” a silent auction of 4-by-4-inch paintings by regional and national artists, including Ed Koren, David Macaulay and many others, to benefit the museum. Justin Morrill homestead, strafford, Friday, July 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. info, 765-4288.
ANN lAbErGE: “have a seat,” photographs and sculpture focusing on chairs by the local artist. Through July 31. info, 861-2340. Carshare Vermont in burlington.
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Sara Bridgman: A retrospective of works by the Vermont artist. Through August 2. Info, 652-4500. Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center, in Burlington.
Burlington’s First Friday art walk is a no-
go at many locations this week because it
Shelley Vermilya: “Up Close,” photographs by the University of Vermont professor. Through July 17. Info, 862-8261. Flying Cloud at KSV in Burlington.
coincides with Independence Day. But the show goes on at the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery on
Pine Street — complete with a cookout and
Carol norton: “Turning In/Turning Out,” multilayered, atmospheric oil paintings depicting natural scenes. Through August 30. Info, 985-8222. Shelburne Vineyard.
sparklers during a July 4 opening reception. Titled “American Plaid,” the new group show has installed assorted works from local
eVelyn mCFarlane & StudentS: Oil paintings by the craft-school instructor and her students. Through August 28. Info, 985-3648. Shelburne Craft School.
artists in a red, white and blue plaid motif. “This is a study on color only, with material
‘in a new light: FrenCh impreSSioniSm arriVeS in ameriCa’: Paintings by Monet, Manet, Degas and other French impressionist masters from the museum’s permanent collection. Through September 1. Info, 985-3346. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Shelburne Museum.
and subject matter becoming irrelevant, though they may tie in to a broader view of what the colors can represent,” writes gallery owner Christy Mitchell. Swing by
‘in our element: expreSSionS oF Color and texture’: Fifteen artists from the Vermont chapter of the Surface Design Association exhibit contemporary textile works. Through July 13. Info, 899-3211. Emile A. Gruppe Gallery in Jericho.
with your own sparklers and foodstuffs to grill; the casual hangout and celebration will be 5 to 9 p.m. (In the Backspace Gallery, the
liBBy daVidSon: Fifty plein air watercolor paintings the artist completed in a year for her 50th birthday. monoChromatiC exhiBit: A group exhibit of local artists with a one-color focus. Through July 31. Info, 879-1236. Artists’ Mediums in Williston.
lorraine C. manley: “Summer in Vermont,” a collection of acrylic paintings by the Milton artist. Through July 31. Info, 862-5724. Lake Champlain Access Television in Colchester. maria Sengle: Illustrations with an aquatic life theme by the industrial designer and winner of Magic Hat’s Labels for Libations contest. Through July 31. Info, 658-2739. The ArtSpace at the Magic Hat Artifactory in South Burlington.
usual.) Both exhibits run through July 26. Pictured: a montage of work by Alan Alejo, Beth Robinson and Jeff Bruno. ‘perilouS pigeonS’: An exhibit of artworks honoring the now-extinct passenger pigeon. Through August 31. Info, 434-2167. Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington. ‘renaSCenCe’: Works by featured artist Barbara Wagner and 17 others who explore the revival of something that has been dormant. Through August 5. Info, 985-3848. Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne. ‘warm SeaSonS’: A group show in various mediums by Jericho artists, and nonresident artists whose work connects to the town. Through August 31. Info, 899-2974. Jericho Town Hall.
‘1864: Some SuFFer So muCh’: With objects, photographs and ephemera, the exhibit examines surgeons who treated Civil War soldiers on battlefields and in three Vermont hospitals, and the history of post-tramautic stress disorder. Through December 31. arthur SChaller: “Billboard Buildings,” an exhibit of original collages by the
Norwich University architecture professor. Through December 19. Info, 485-2183. Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, in Northfield.
College sociology professor Margaret Nelson. Through October 15. Info, 828-2291. Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.
amanda Franz: “Contours of the Space Between,” paintings and sculpture by the Vermont artist. Through July 9. Info, 426-3233. Plainfield Community Center.
‘the drawing game’: Drawings by three generations of central Vermont’s Hecht family, which has played a variation of the surrealist Exquisite Corpse game for almost 70 years. Second Floor Gallery. ‘VCFa at Spa’: Selected students in the MFA program in graphic design at Vermont College of Fine Arts exhibit recent work. Main Floor Gallery. mark lorah: A mixed-media show exploring the relationship between organized structure and the need for irrational action. Third Floor Gallery. Through July 12. Info, 479-7069. Studio Place Arts in Barre.
Cindy griFFith, marCia hill & anne unangSt: Three central Vermont artists display work inspired by the area. Through July 31. Info, 229-4326. City Center in Montpelier. Corrina thurSton: Detailed pet portraits in colored pencil, and graphite drawings. Through August 3. Info, 223-1431. Tulsi Tea Room in Montpelier. daVid Smith: “Postcards From the Keys,” an exhibit of paintings of Florida. Through July 12. Info, 426-3581. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield. diana mara henry: Black-and-white photographs of one-room schoolhouses in Vermont by the famed photojournalist, with text by Middlebury
eVan ChiSmark: Detailed pen-and-ink renderings of wildlife and whimsical illustrations of Vermont culture by the Stowe artist. Through July 31. Info, 223-1151. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery in Berlin. katie grauer and niCole mandeVille: Paintings by the two artists in the gallery’s first
‘loCk, StoCk and Barrel’: The Terry Tyler collection of Vermont firearms includes 107 rare examples made between 1790 and 1900. Beach Gallery. ‘painting a nation’: A showcase of the museum’s best 19th-century American paintings. Webb Gallery. ‘trail BlazerS: horSe-powered VehiCleS’: An exhibit of 19th-century carriages from the permanent collection that draws parallels to contemporary automotive culture. Round Barn. nanCy Crow: “Seeking Beauty: Riffs on Repetition,” quilts by the acclaimed textile artist, who incorporates printmaking into her work. Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery. patty yoder: “The Alphabet of Sheep,” whimsical rugs made with extraordinary, realistic sense of detail. Patty Yoder Gallery. Through October 31. Info, 985-3346. Shelburne Museum.
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‘The appearance oF cLariTy’: Artworks in black and white by Louis Cameron, sharan elran, marietta hoferer, Jenny holzer, sarah horne, Chelsea martin, Lynn Newcomb, Andreas Rentsch, suzy spence and Nan Tull. Guest-curated by Amy Rahn. Through August 31. info, 253-8358. helen day Art Center in stowe. ‘Landscape TradiTions’: The new wing of the gallery presents contemporary landscape works by nine regional artists. Through January 1, 2015. craig Mooney & henry isaacs: “distinctions between Color and Light,” paintings of New england landscapes by the accomplished vermont artists. Through August 9. info, 253-8943. west branch Gallery & sculpture park in stowe.
Frank Woods: Recent paintings of barns, abstract landscapes and kimonos by the montpelier artist. Through August 22. info, 461-5345. Lamoille County Courthouse in hyde park. ‘in The sTudio WiTh Mary bryan’: The gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary year with an exhibit of more than 100 paintings in tempera, watercolor, oil and collage by its namesake artist. Through september 7. info, 644-5100. bryan memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville. kenT shaW: Night photography, featuring long exposure time, by the local artist. Through July 2. info, 888-1261. morrisville post office. ‘kick and gLide: VerMonT’s nordic ski Legacy’: An exhibit celebrating all aspects of the sport, including classic and skate skiing, Nordic combined, biathlon, ski jumping, telemark, and back-country skiing. Through october 13. info, 253-9911. vermont ski and snowboard museum in stowe.
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f AlternAtive Process PhotogrAPhy grouP show: Ten Vermont artists explore alternative photography processes including hand coloring and Polaroid transfer in an unconventional show. Curated by Matt Larson. Reception: Friday, July 11, 6-8 p.m. Through July 12. Info, 244-7801. Axel’s Gallery & Frameshop in Waterbury.
ericA venuti & nicK Milburn: “Transitions,” paintings drawing on mysticism, shamanism and magic realism; and landscapes and scrap-wood wall sculptures, respectively, by the married artists. Through July 27. Info, email@example.com. Room 007, Oakes Hall, Vermont Law School in South Royalton.
green MountAin wAtercolor exhibition: A juried show featuring area artists whose paintings range from abstract to photorealist. Through July 27. Info, 496-6682. Big Red Barn Gallery in Waitsfield.
‘Discovering coMMunity’: More than 100 documentary works from film to oral histories by area K-12 students “exploring their own lives and the world around them.” Through July 12. Info, 388-4964. Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury. gerMAn Art exhibit: The college celebrates its German Language School with an exhibit of works by German artists from its permanent collection. MArtin PArr: “Life’s a Beach,” images by the U.K.-based photographer and Magnum collective member renowned for capturing people in their comfort zones. Through August 10. Info, 443-3168. Middlebury College Museum of Art.
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of historic drawings, watercolors, photographs and oil paintings that pay homage to the region’s rich gardening history; and contemporary outdoor sculptures by Norton Latourelle and Ethan Bond-Watts. Talk with gallery director Bill Brooks every Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m., through August 6. Through August 11. Info, 388-2117. Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury. M P lAnDis: Subtle, imaginative monoprints inspired by Cape Cod; and an abstract, mixed-media series created in Middlebury. Through July 12. Info, 989-9992. ZoneThree Gallery in Middlebury. rAchAel robinson elMer: An exhibit of “Art Lovers New York” fine-art postcards, now 100 years old, by the late artist who was born at Rokeby. Through October 26. Info, 877-3406. Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh.
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the cArving stuDio & sculPture center’s MeMbers’ show: An eclectic show with works in a variety of wood and stone mediums by the studio’s members. Through July 6. Info, 438-2097. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center Gallery in West Rutland.
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‘sierrA club wilDerness 50 exhibit’: Photographs of Vermont and New Hampshire wilderness areas and other outdoor scenes. Through July 6. Free. Info, 359-5000. Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee.
oils, inspired by childhood summers in the great outdoors, from the Ferrisburgh painter. Reception: Friday, July 11, 5-7 p.m. Through July 31. Info, 458-0098. Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury.
bob burchess: “Portraits of the Interior,” figure drawings and portraits by the Chittenden artist, in a darkly surrealist style with Renaissance roots. Through July 12. Info, 468-6052. Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland.
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‘fArMs & fooD’ PhotogrAPhy exhibit: Thematic images by 20 amateur photographers in the gallery’s seventh annual contest, along with work by professional photographer Lowell Klock. Through July 25. eric DAviD lAxMAn & PAt MusicK: “Pulsation,” sculpture in multiple mediums by the Vermont artists. Through July 17. Info, 775-0356. Chaffee Downtown Art Center in Rutland. ‘florAl seDuctions’: A juried exhibit of more 70 sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs with a floral theme. Through August 24. Info, 431-0204. ‘the roots of rocK AnD roll’: Artifacts from clothing to records to vintage turntables illustrate the early years of rock music, 1955 to 1964. Through August 31. Info, 247-4295. Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.
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‘the hAle street gAng: PortrAits in writing’: Jack Rowell’s 12 black-and-white, largerthan-life photographs capture the elderly members of a Randolph writing group led by Sara Tucker. PhiliP goDenschwAger: Cartoon imagery and interactive sculpture as social and political commentary. Through October 10. Info, 885-3061. The Great Hall in Springfield.
appear even more so when viewed next to Isaacs’ dynamic landscapes.” Through Sunset” by Mooney.
champlain islands/northwest colD hollow sculPture PArK oPening: Sculptor David Stromeyer opens to the public his property on which 50 large-scale outdoor metal sculptures are sited. Free, self-guided tours Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Visit website for directions. Through October 11. Info, 512-333-2119. Cold Hollow Sculpture Park in Enosburg Falls.
Jo Anne wAzny: Recent work by the Berkshire photographer, two-dimensional artist and bookmaker. Through July 31. Info, 933-6403. Artist in Residence Cooperative Gallery in Enosburg Falls. ‘wAlK through tiMe’ grAnD oPening celebrAtion: The Isle La Motte Preservation Trust and Lake Champlain Land Trust open a unique, trail-side exhibit consisting of 71 colorfully illustrated panels that showcase 4.6 billion years of evolution. Includes ribbon-cutting ceremony, live music and refreshments. Through October 31. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org. Goodsell Ridge Fossil Preserve in Isle La Motte.
‘roAD triP: AMericA through the winDshielD’: Photography and paintings by six contemporary artists examine how automobiles and roads altered the American landscape. ‘see the usA in your chevrolet’: Six decades of vintage car advertisements. ‘sPotlight on sMAll’: Small-scale artwork by five artists: boxes by Laura Christensen; paper collage by Adrienne Ginter; paintings by Elizabeth Sheppell; egg tempera paintings by Altoon Sultan and glass sculpture by Jen Violette. ‘your sPAce/usA’: A “virtual road trip” featuring postcards, trivia and ephemera from all 50 states. AnDrew borDwin: “Deco Details,” silver gelatin prints of art deco architecture. JessicA PArK: “A World Transformed,” colorful, detailed architectural paintings by the Massachusetts artist, whose art is informed by her struggles with autism. Through October 26. Info, 257-0124. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.
Don sunseri: A retrospective of the late West Glover artist and founder of GRACE, an art program for handicapped and elderly artists. Through July 12. Info, 563-2037. White Water Gallery in East Hardwick.
f ‘insectoPiA’: A group show with bugs made of copper, felt, papier-mâché and other materials. Reception: Saturday, July 12, 3-5 p.m. Through August 9. Info, 748-0158. Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Backroom Gallery in St. Johnsbury. lois eby: Abstract works on panel by the Vermont painter. Through July 7. Info, 525-3366. The Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. ‘new voices, new visions: celebrAting A sweet 16’: Fine art and contemporary craft including paintings by Terry Ekasala, Maurie Harrington, Ben Barnes and Maureen Russell; sculptures by Gampo Wickenheiser; collage by Ben Peberdy; jewelry by Christina Lamb; pottery by Barbara Lane; metal work by Lucian Avery; wood works by Federico Viconi; and more. Through July 20. Info, 533-2045. Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro. ‘the golDen cAge’: Photographs with audio interviews of Vermont migrant workers and dairy farmers. Through September 6. Info, 334-1966. MAC Center for the Arts Gallery in Newport. ‘toothbrush’: From “twig to bristle,” an exhibit of artifacts and images detailing the history of this expedient item. Through December 31. The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover.
Angus Mccullough: “Humors,” an installation consisting of two bodies of work by the multidisciplinary artist: “Bushes of Bennington County,” photographs from an ongoing catalog that “search for ideology in contemporary vernacular”; and
call to artists artists organize and disorganize art Happening: Call for performers, dancers, writers — people who can present temporal, experimental work in this pop-up party evening of performance events. We’re also looking for a few artists with T-shirt designs for live silk-screening. Please submit us images (think stencil shapes) to oneartscollective@ gmail.com. ArtsRiot, Burlington, Through July 10. Info, email@example.com. creative competition: For this monthly artist competition and exhibit, artists may drop off one display-ready piece in any medium and size to Backspace Gallery, 266 Pine Street in Burlington, between noon and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, and Thursday, July 3, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 4. Entry $8. During the First Friday reception, 5-9 p.m., viewers can vote on their favorite work; the winning artist takes home the collective entry money. The work remains on view for the duration of the exhibit. More info at spacegalleryvt.com.
FletcHer allen 2015 calendar: The Foundation Office and Art Committee are soliciting artwork by Vermont artists for the FAHC 2015 calendar and note cards.
inviting proposals For solo and small group sHows: Our second- and third-floor galleries are used for individual and smaller group exhibits; now scheduling for 2015. To find out how to submit a proposal, go to studioplacearts.com, click on “galleries” and then “calls to artists.” Deadline: July 11. Studio Place Arts, Barre. Info, 479-7069. ‘a portrait oF vermont’ call to artists: Northern Vermont Artists, show your work depicting Vermonters in our next exhibit at the 99 Gallery and Center in downtown Newport. All media welcome. Submit photos via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10, or call 323-7759 for more info. Please include a brief statement of your thoughts on the subject. The 99 Gallery and Center, Newport. Info, 323-7759. tHe ramble call to artists: Artists living in the Old North End, are you interested in showing work in neighborhood venues, doing some live art making outside or participating in any other way in this July 26 community event? Please let us know! To apply, email us your plans or 1 to 3 images of the work you wish to exhibit and a three-to-five-sentence explanation of your work and yourself to email@example.com. Deadline: July 2. Various locations, Burlington. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
leslie parke: “Everything Is Real,” paintings of real-life objects or scenes composed to accentuate the abstract qualities of reflective surfaces. Through July 20. Info, 362-1405. Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester.
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‘evolving perspectives: HigHligHts From tHe aFrican art collection’: An exhibition of objects that marks the trajectory of the collection’s development and pays tribute to some of the people who shaped it. Through December 20. ‘in residence: contemporary artists at dartmoutH’: This exhibit celebrates the school’s artist-in-residence program, which began in 1931, and presents works by more than 80 international artists who have participated in it since then. Through July 6. ‘tHe art oF weapons’: Selections from the permanent African collection represent a variety of overlapping contexts, from combat to ceremony, regions and
‘spirit animalz’: ONE Arts Collective is accepting applications for a monthlong exhibition opening July 25 at Burlington Beer Company. What is your spirit animal? Work needs to be framed and hang on the wall. Deadline: July 1. Email 1-3 images of the work you wish to exhibit and a 3-5-sentence bio about yourself and the piece to firstname.lastname@example.org. Burlington Beer Company, Williston. $25. Info, onearts email@example.com.
“Embodied Realities,” short videos. Through July 27. Info, 917-940-9093. Bennington Museum.
seeking craFters, vendors and artisans: Handmade and homegrown is the theme for the 10th annual Harvest Fair & Craft Show, to benefit the Bowen Walker Fund. Registration deadline: September 1. For info, email pittsfordharvestfair@comcast. net or call Elizabeth, 483-9972. Pittsford Village Green. Info, 483-9972.
‘Finding a common tHread’ call to artists: Seeking 2-D and 3-D contemporary fiber works for an exhibit to launch in September. Mixed media acceptable. Submit up to four digital images to janetensia@ gmail.com along with dimensions and description of work and artist statement. Deadline: August 29. Jury notification by September 3. Chandler Gallery, Randolph, Info, 730-6992.
Abstract or representational; seasonal images encouraged. Send 1-2 images as 300 dpi JPEGs on CD or flash drive to FAHC, Attn: 2015 Artist Calendar, Development Office, 4601H4, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401. No email. Stipend of $150 for artists selected. Deadline: July 11. Fletcher Allen Health Care Development Office, Burlington. Info, 847-2369.
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ichael Bay didn’t invent sequels, one-dimensional characters, laughable dialogue, product placement or deafening, incomprehensible action sequences. He’s just made them synonymous with summer movies. The guy’s an evil genius. Everybody knows these films suck, yet practically everybody sees them anyway. Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth in Bay’s series inspired by Hasbro toys, sucks a lot. It may be the crappiest movie ever made. It’s so stupid and terrible it makes even its good characters look bad. This time those characters include, in addition to the giant contraptions, Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg as the least convincing
inventor in cinematic history. He plays a widower named Cade Yeager who divides his time between building defective robots in his Texas barn and telling his 17-year-old daughter, Tessa (Nicola Peltz), that her cutoffs are too short. Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf once played the token humans in these films, but Fox has gone on to establish herself as a credible screen performer (Passion Play, This Is 40), while LaBeouf has just gone nuts. Injecting an actor of Wahlberg’s pedigree into the franchise is a credibility-boosting ploy that does succeed. For most of the first five minutes. We meet Cade and sidekick Lucas (T.J. Miller) as they root around a shuttered
movie house in search of retoolable detritus. What the pair finds is the theater’s crotchety owner. The scene is tailor-made for a commentary on the state of cinema, and, sure enough, the old guy goes meta: “Movies nowadays,” he snarls (a spittoon would’ve been a nice touch here). “Sequels and remakes — a bunch of crap!” See what Bay did there? It’s self-referential. Like 22 Jump Street, only without the fun. The pair also stumbles across a dusty semi that’s inexplicably parked inside and turns out to be Autobot leader Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen). The plot: Though the Transformers have thrice saved the world, the CIA has decided they’re “alien combatants” to be hunted down and destroyed. Kelsey Grammer is kill-squad head Harold Attinger, a role that — to put it kindly — he was not born to play. Imagine Zero Dark Thirty with Frasier in charge, and you get the picture. The film’s bold statement about terrorism? It’s bad. The Transformers are simultaneously targeted by an alien robo-hitman called Lockdown (Mark Ryan). The movie is only 165 minutes long, so it’d probably be too much to expect Ehren Kruger’s script to explain why any of these sinister cartoons wants the part-time cars dead. It has bigger fish to fry.
Or, rather, bigger crashes, explosions and city-flattening battles with which to pummel our senses. Cade and Tessa join forces with the Transformers, and the chaos moves for no reason from the Arctic to Texas to Chicago and, ultimately, to Hong Kong. Well, no reason except filling Chinese theater seats. Bay’s movies may be stupid, but he’s not. Good luck making sense of the mayhem SCAN — or, half the time, even making out which WITH L hunk of metal is doing what to whom, much SEE PA less why. Apart from the product placements for everything from Bud Light to Chevrolet to Samsung to Beats by Dre, the only thing the director makes crystal clear is that the climax sets the stage for further sequels even now in the works. Thank God, a reason to get up in the morning. I’ll suggest a product that would’ve been well placed in this film: Excedrin. Because coming soon to a frontal lobe near you is the mother of all migraines. Transfourmers, as I like to call it, is everything you could want in a big-budget tentpole, so long as what you want is sound and fury signifying nothing beyond a guarantee that more of the same is already on the way. RI C K KI S O N AK
Obvious Child ★★★★
illian Robespierre has said that she was inspired to write and direct the short film that became Obvious Child by a spate of romantic comedies in which a pregnant heroine decides not to have an abortion. She wanted to go where the makers of Juno and Knocked Up would not, and viewers’ reactions to the finished product may depend, to an extent, on how they feel about the breaking of that particular cinematic taboo. But Obvious Child is not a message movie; expect no preaching about reproductive rights or anything else. True to her claim that she liked those mainstream rom coms, Robespierre has given her comedy the cheerful vulgarity of a Judd Apatow flick and the quirk-camouflaged romanticism of Juno or Waitress. Because most of that vulgarity emerges from the mouth of the heroine, standup comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), Obvious Child is still a bit of a novelty. Don’t see it unless you’re comfortable with hearing a woman graphically discuss the state of her panties (hint: not clean) in the first five minutes. Donna does that as part of her free-form standup act, where she also makes relationship confessions that eventually send her boyfriend into the arms of another woman. Dumped, tanked and about to lose her job at a Brooklyn bookstore, she hooks up with a clean-cut Vermonter named Max (Jake Lacy). (This movie offers yet more proof
that, for flatlanders, “WASP-y,” “wholesome” and “Vermont” are synonymous.) The encounter Donna can barely remember leaves her in an interesting condition: “I remember seeing the condom,” she tells her best friend/Greek chorus (Gaby Hoffmann), “but I can’t remember if it was on.” That pickle, of course, complicates her tentative efforts to build something real with Max. Rather than presenting a radically original take on the rom com, Robespierre has realized a thought experiment on film: How would Knocked Up play from the perspective of Seth Rogen’s female equivalent? Donna is essentially the same confuzzled, immature twentysomething we’ve seen on “Girls” and in dozens of recent movie comedies (where the character is more often a man-child). Her character and storyline offer few surprises, but the writing is sharp, and the editing matches it. Slate, a “Saturday Night Live” alumna and the voice of YouTube sensation Marcel the Shell, plays her role to the hilt, delivering her raunchy riffing in a wispy little voice that’s alternately grating and adorable. She’s like the live-wire, no-filter friend you can’t stop hanging out with, though a whole afternoon with her makes you climb the walls. Luckily, Obvious Child is less than 90 minutes long, and a decent number of those minutes are funny or touching. The movie will probably make Slate a star. I didn’t find it as fresh as the similar female-written in-
BREAKUP GOGGLES A nasty split sends Slate into the arms of a stranger in Robespierre’s comedy.
die comedies For a Good Time, Call… and In a World…, but it’s telling that we can still count points of comparison on one hand. Recent years have seen the eclipse of those pastel-cardigan rom coms where the heroine’s biggest ambition is the perfect wedding and her biggest vice is being uptight. But Hollywood doesn’t seem entirely sure how to combine the traditional wishfulfillment aspects of the rom with a franker, less genteel kind of com. Movies like this one are working out that problem.
Will audiences embrace a heroine who decides she likes a guy because he farts in front of her? One who’s unabashedly more than a little self-centered? While the abortion aspect of Obvious Child is getting the press, that may be less daring in itself than Donna’s tendency to own her choices — all of them — without a single dithering apology. MARGO T HARRI S O N
new in theaters DEliVER US FRom EVil: director Scott derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) returns with another gritty-looking horror flick, this one about an urban cop (Eric bana) who teams up with an exorcist to fight a wave of possession cases. with Édgar Ramírez and Olivia Munn. (118 min, R. capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Sunset) EARtH to EcHo: a group of kids find themselves in communication with an alien who needs their assistance in this family sci-fi adventure from director dave green, making his feature debut. teo halm, astro and Reese hartwig star. (91 min, Pg. bijou, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Paramount, Sunset, welden) tAmmY: Melissa Mccarthy cowrote and stars in this comedy as a woman in crisis who finds herself on a road trip with her hard-to-handle grandma (Susan Sarandon). with Kathy bates, allison Janney and dan aykroyd. ben falcone directed. (96 min, R. bijou, capitol, Essex, Majestic, Palace, Roxy, Sunset, welden)
22 JUmp StREEtHHHH1/2 In the sequel to the hit comedy 21 Jump Street, cops channing tatum and Jonah hill find themselves out of high school and going undercover at college, where conflicting interests pull them apart. with Ice cube. Phil lord and christopher Miller returned as directors. (112 min, R)
tHE immigRANtHHHH James gray (Two Lovers) directed this drama set in 1921 about a Polish immigrant (Marion cotillard) who finds herself forced into prostitution on the mean streets of Manhattan. with Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner. (120 min, R) JERSEY BoYS 1/2 H clint Eastwood directed this “musical biography” of 1960s hit makers the four Seasons, dramatizing their humble Jersey origins, their rise to fame and its consequences. with christopher walken, John lloyd young and Erich bergen. (134 min, R)
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A millioN WAYS to DiE iN tHE WEStHHHHH writer-director Seth Macfarlane takes on the western in this comedy in which he plays a cowardly sheep farmer trying to work up the courage to take on a gunslinger. charlize Theron and liam neeson also star. (116 min, R)
oBVioUS cHilDHHHH a twentysomething standup comedian (Jenny Slate) finds herself jobless and pregnant after a one-night stand in this unconventional rom com from director gillian Robespierre. with Jake lacy, gaby hoffmann and david cross. (84 min, R. Roxy, Savoy)
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mAlEFicENtHH Sleeping Beauty gets its obligatory filmic reimagining with angelina Jolie playing the title ill-intentioned fairy and Elle fanning as the princess she targets with her malicious curse. with Sharlto copley, leslie Manville and Juno temple. Visual effects veteran Robert Stromberg makes his directorial debut. (97 min, Pg)
EDgE oF tomoRRoWHH tom cruise plays a soldier battling aliens in a time loop, improving his performance via do-overs that always seem to end in his demise, in this sci-fi adventure from director doug liman (The Bourne Identity). with Emily blunt and brendan gleeson. (113 min, Pg-13)
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cHEFHHHH1/2 foodie film alert! Jon favreau wrote, directed and starred in this comedy about a fine-dining chef who reinvents himself — and reconnects with his family — by opening a food truck. with Robert downey Jr., Emjay anthony and Scarlett Johansson. (115 min, R)
HoW to tRAiN YoUR DRAgoN 2HHH1/2 five years after the action of the first animated hit, a young Viking and his beloved dragon discover a cave holding a secret that puts them at the center of new conflict. with the voice talents of Jay baruchel, cate blanchett and gerard butler. dean deblois again directed. (102 min, Pg)
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tHE FAUlt iN oUR StARSHHHH two snarky teens fall in love at their cancer support group in this adaptation of John green’s best-selling ya novel from director Josh boone (Stuck in Love). Shailene woodley, ansel Elgort and nat wolff star. (125 min, Pg-13)
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One career ago, I was a professor of film studies. I gave that up to move to Vermont and write for Seven Days, but movies will always be my first love. In this feature, published every Saturday on Live Culture, I write about the films I'm currently watching, and connect them to film history and art.
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Police accused Jeremiah Scales of selling synthetic marijuana from his girlfriend’s house in Bloomington, Ind., after a nearby sign announcing “Drugs This Way” alerted them. “Our detectives did some surveillance, as well as some buys,” police Sgt. Pam Gladish said, noting that comings and goings at all hours stood out in the otherwise quiet neighborhood. (Indianapolis’s WTHR-TV)
Waste More, Tax More
The federal government spent more than $3 million to buy eight patrol boats for the Afghan police that were never delivered, according to the U.S Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, because U.S. and NATO forces decided they didn’t need them. Four years later, the boats, which cost taxpayers $325,000 more each than similar boats sold in the United States, remain in storage at a Virginia naval base. (Washington Post)
Dennis Kneier resigned as mayor of San Marino, Calif., after surveillance video caught him tossing a bag of dog feces on the walkway of neighbor Philip Lao, a vocal critic of some of the mayor’s proposals. In his letter of resignation, Kneier attributed his action to “a lapse of judgment.” (Los Angeles’s KCBS-TV)
Police arrested a Seattle woman who tossed cat feces, frozen chicken parts and a green liquid she identified as “a natural drink” from her fifth-floor apartment at participants and spectators for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The “hail of garbage” hit at least two people, said investigators, who reported that the unidentified woman told them “she had worked a long shift and was angry that the runners had woken her from her slumber.” (Seattle Police Department)
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with an alligator should call the LDWF, not try to handle it themselves. (Lake Charles’s KPLC-TV) An unidentified man had to be hospitalized for road rash and fractures after he fell from a pickup truck onto an Interstate highway in Shreveport, La. He told police he was riding on top of a mattress and a box spring to hold them down because they weren’t secured, but they suddenly flew out, taking him with them. Police pointed out that it’s physically impossible for a human being to hold down a mattress if it goes airborne. (Shreveport’s KSLA-TV)
Police arrested Nichole Reed after she was observed
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Four men driving outside Sulphur, La., found an 11-foot-long alligator blocking the road. They removed their shirts, threw them on the gator’s head and approached from behind, intending to jump on it. Suddenly, according to Glen Bonin, “it spun around and grabbed my hand.” Bonin needed 80 stitches but kept his arm. “I’ve always been the kind of guy who learns the hard way,” he admitted, adding that he hopes “with therapy, I’ll be able to straighten out my ring finger and pinky a little bit.” Officials of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stressed that anyone coming in contact
Rescuers needed a stretcher to carry a tourist who hurt his ankle while climbing one of Scotland’s highest mountains in his flip-flops. One of the injured man’s companions was barefoot; the other was wearing sneakers. After the three men explained they wanted to reach the top of Aonach Mor to experience snow for the first time, John Stevenson, leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue team, said, “We told them next time they come back to Scotland to stand on snow, they should wear something more appropriate.” (BBC News)
German customs officials caught a man they described as “elderly” arriving from Luxembourg with four wads of cash, totaling 194,400 euros ($264,773), taped to his genitals. Travelers carrying more than 10,000 euros across borders within the European Union are required to declare the money. (Germany’s Local) Police arrested Nichole Reed, 30, after she was observed stuffing seven lobster tails down her pants at a supermarket in Deland, Fla., and leaving without paying. Reed told the arresting officer she was going to trade the lobster tails to a friend and possibly buy food at a Chinese buffet. (Orlando Sentinel)
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City buses in Saint John, New Brunswick, stopped offering free wireless internet service to riders after it became so popular that the cost tripled. “There started to be a pattern of abuse develop, especially in the last six to eight months, where we had a lot of people streaming and downloading very extensive files, and the usage got very high,” Frank McCarey, general manager of the Saint John Transit Commission, said, explaining that WiFi costs jumped from $1,000 to $3,000 a month. “You like to offer things, just as long as they’re not too expensive.” (CBC News)
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The Venus de Milo is a famous Greek statue that’s over 2,100 years old. Bigger than life size, it depicts the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. Its current home is the Louvre Museum in Paris, but for hundreds of years it was lost — buried underground on the Greek island of Milos. In 1820, a farmer found it while he was out digging on his land. I foresee a comparable discovery by you in the coming weeks, Cancerian. You will uncover a source of beauty, love or pleasure — or perhaps all three — that has been missing or forgotten for a long time.
painter Ivan Albright (1897-1983) was a meticulous creator. He spent as much time as necessary to get every detail right. An entire day might go by as he worked to perfect one square inch of a painting, and some of his pieces took years to finish. When the task at hand demanded intricate precision, he used a brush composed of a single hair. That’s the kind of attention to minutia I recommend for you — not forever, but for the next few weeks. be careful and conscientious as you build the foundation that will allow you maximum freedom of movement later this year.
(July 23-Aug. 22): According to an ancient Greek myth, sisyphus keeps pushing a boulder up a steep hill only to lose control of it just before he reaches the top, watching in dismay as it tumbles to the bottom. After each failure, he lumbers back down to where he started and makes another effort to roll it up again — only to fail again. The myth says he continues his futile attempts for all eternity. I’m happy to report, Leo, that there is an important difference between your story and that of sisyphus. Whereas you have tried and tried and tried again to complete a certain uphill task, you will not be forever frustrated. In fact, I believe a breakthrough will come soon, and success will finally be yours. Will it be due to your gutsy determination or your neurotic compulsion or both? It doesn’t matter.
(Aug. 23-sept. 22): Many of America’s founding fathers believed slavery was immoral, but they owned slaves themselves and ordained the institution of slavery in the u.s. Constitution. They didn’t invent hypocrisy, of course, but theirs was an especially tragic version. In comparison,
liBRa (sept. 23-oct. 22): In the last two decades, seven Academy Award winners have given thanks to God while accepting their oscars. by contrast, 30 winners have expressed their gratitude to film studio executive Harvey Weinstein. Who would you acknowledge as essential to your success, Libra? What generous souls, loving animals, departed helpers and spiritual beings have contributed to your ability to thrive? now is an excellent time to make a big deal out of expressing your appreciation. for mysterious reasons, doing so will enhance your luck and increase your chances for future success. scoRPio (oct. 23-nov. 21): you have per-
mission to compose an all-purpose excuse note for yourself. If you’d like, you may also forge my signature on it so you can tell everyone that your astrologer sanctified it. This document will be ironclad and inviolable. It will serve as a poetic license that abolishes your guilt and remorse. It will authorize you to slough off senseless duties, evade deadening requirements, escape small-minded influences and expunge numbing habits. even better, your extra-strength excuse note will free you to seek out adventures you have been denying yourself for no good reason.
sagittaRius (nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the Inuktitut language spoken in northern Canada, the term iminngernaveersaartunngortussaavunga means “I should try not to become an alcoholic.” I encourage you to have fun saying that a lot in the coming days. Why? now is an excellent time to be playful and light-hearted as you wage war against any addictive tendencies you might have. Whether it’s booze or gambling or abusive relationships or anything else that tempts you to act like an obsessive self-saboteur, you have more power than usual to break its hold
on you — especially if you don’t take yourself too seriously.
caPRicoRN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Percival Lowell (1855-1916) was an influential astronomer who launched the exploration that led to the discovery of Pluto. He also made some big mistakes. Here’s one: Gazing at Venus through his telescope, he swore he saw spokes emanating from a central hub on the planet’s surface. but we now know that Venus is shrouded with such thick cloud cover that no surface features are visible. so what did Lowell see? Due to an anomaly in his apparatus, the telescope projected shadows from inside his eyes onto the image of Venus. The “spokes” were actually the blood vessels in his retinas. Let this example serve as a cautionary tale for you in the coming weeks, Capricorn. Don’t confuse what’s within you with what’s outside you. If you can clearly discern the difference, your closest relationships will experience healing breakthroughs. aQuaRius (Jan. 20-feb. 18): “I believe in
getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.” so said british writer G.K. Chesterton. now I’m passing his advice on to you just in time for the Purge and Purify Phase of your astrological cycle. In the coming weeks, you will generate good fortune for yourself whenever you wash your own brain and absolve your own heart and flush the shame out of your healthy sexual feelings. As you proceed with this work, it may expedite matters if you make a conscious choice to undergo a trial by fire.
Pisces (feb. 19-March 20): “I awake in a
land where the lovers have seized power,” writes Danish poet Morten sondergaard in his fanciful poem “The Lovers.” “They have introduced laws decreeing that orgasms need never come to an end. roses function as currency … The words ‘you’ and ‘I’ are now synonymous.” A world like the one he describes is a fantasy, of course. It’s impossible. but I predict that in the coming weeks you could create conditions that have resemblances to that utopia. so be audacious in your quest for amorous bliss and convivial romance. Dare to put love at the top of your priority list. And be inventive!
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tauRus (April 20-May 20): your urge to merge is heating up. your curiosity about combinations is intensifying. I think it’s time
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the hypocrisy that you express is mild. nevertheless, working to minimize it is a worthy task. And here’s the good news: you are now in a position to become the zodiac’s leader in minimizing your hypocrisy. of all the signs, you can come closest to walking your talk and practicing what you preach. so do it! Aim to be a master of translating your ideals into practical action.
aRies (March 21-April 19): Would you like your savings account to grow? Then deposit money into in it on a consistent basis. Would you like to feel good and have a lot of physical energy? eat healthy food, sleep as much as you need to and exercise regularly. Do you want people to see the best in you and give you the benefit of the doubt? see the best in them and give them the benefit of the doubt. Would you love to accomplish your most important goal? Decide what you want more than anything else and focus on it with relaxed intensity. yes, Aries, life really is that simple — or at least it is right now. If you want to attain interesting success, be a master of the obvious.
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Backcountry Lady I am easy on the eyes, funny, artistic and kind. I am an avid skier, preferably in the backcountry. I love dancing, singing, great food, and enjoying life and nature. Always up for anything fun. Looking for a happy, thoughtful, honorable, motivated outdoor man to go on whatever adventures life may bring. empresszoe, 59, l Something different You are tall, patient, loud-ish, understanding, obnoxious, responsible, independent, thoughtful, active and a healthy eater. I am loud, I’m mean, impatient, vulgar, responsible, independent, intimidating, grumpy and obnoxious, but I’m sweet, caring, funny, lovable, loving and I love to laugh. I’ll try almost anything once and I’m always ready to go. Korvin, 34
girls just wanna have fun Divorced mom of two grown kids looking for friendship/dating. I am an easygoing, good-natured woman who enjoys anything from dinner and a movie to just going for a nice ride through the country. I am a hard worker, so please no lazy asses. I am loyal and caring to anyone who returns those qualities. Humor is a plus. needafriend, 43 Oh, there you are! I was hoping you were going to join me on this lovely June weekend for strawberry picking, pie making, kayaking at the Waterbury Reservoir and dinner with friends. Next time? nodnava, 51, l positive, open-minded, sincere Looking for good friends first and open to anything that may follow. I love my kids, nature, good company, engaging conversations, cooking for friends, learning new things (will you teach me something new?). I’m passionate about Energy Medicine and hope to turn it into my real profession soon. Open heart, curiosity, warm personality and intelligence are very attractive to me. Grrr8, 49 Pastoral romantic A city girl turned country gal, with one foot on pavement, the other in soil. A Vermont journalist with travelin’ shoes. What keeps me going: close friends, my Zen practice, hiking and kayaking. I try to be honest in all ways and do that inner work. If you do too, let me know, as deep divers are hard to find. ewetopia, 40, l
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Smart, funny, passionate Elementary school teacher looking for some grown-ups to spend time with! I love my job but am looking for someone to spend time with. I love spending time outdoors, kayaking on a lake and exploring new places. Looking for someone to explore with me! megann31, 27, l Happy, Smart, Sexy, International Explorer Attractive, college-educated, 5’5”, blue-eyed, blonde nonsmoker, moderate drinker, no drugs. I love to travel, cook, entertain, a great conversation, Caribbean sunshine and warm ocean waves. I REALLY love to dance salsa, merengue, bachata. I teach dance movement and am physically fit. Looking for an independent, good-looking, intelligent, fit man age 40 to 65 for dating and possibly more. sunnyone, 49, l Quiet. True. Loyal. Honestly describe myself. I’m not sure that one can actually do that with complete honesty, but I’ll try. I have two sides to my personality. I enjoy people and company — especially if you’re someone who can keep up with my ping-ponging verbal style. I hate to be lied to, even if the truth breaks me down. I’m way too open and trusting. Leigh75, 39, l SwEEt. KiNd. CrEaTiVE. Just moved back and I don’t know many people on the East Coast anymore. Hoping to find some like-minded individuals closer to home. UnsocialButterfly, 33, l Let’s Get Off The Grid College-educated country girl. My best friend/love: let’s farm, grow, ride, fish, prep, get off the grid ! Let’s read, learn, talk, explore. Cherish our individuality and relationship. Let’s laugh — lots! Tip: never baited your own hook?We probably won’t be a match. Know what bag balm is, and used it like duct tape (for everything!), we may have a shot! CTVTCountry2012, 42, l Free-Spirited Soul, Honest, Laughter I am a caring and affectionate person. I love to laugh. I like to stay positive and love life. I keep busy with the gym, my house and flower gardening. I enjoy nature, anything near water. I am looking for someone who is affectionate, honest, active, employed, can share their feelings and are romantic. Learn to enjoy the season that you’re in. Midmorningriser, 52, l New to Burlington I’m hopeful to meet some nice people, being new to the area. I love skiing, running, mountain biking and hiking. I have a little one who is my everything. I hope to find someone who makes me laugh and I can make them happy too. I’m not complicated. I love to have fun and enjoy the company of nice people! JD, 41, l
Artistic mastermind I’m pretty down-to-earth, artistic, enjoy cooking, gardening, live music, have a good sense of humor. I love having friends over for guitar night and BBQs. I enjoy camping and kayaking/ canoeing. I love the great outdoors. I’m told I’m fun-loving. Will tell you more if we chat. wmartin, 53, l Hilarious, friendly, energetic I’m a hardworking, friendly, energetic person. I love live music, reading, working out (YAY Crossfit!), spending time with family and getting outdoors. I am on the go a lot, but I love to relax and chill. I love to laugh and try new things. I want to explore and expand my mind as much as possible. iloveelephants12, 27, l I’m a rare gem! I’m ready to find someone to share life with. Someone to count on and that can count on me, too. Someone to laugh and play with, cry and snuggle. Someone willing to share every detail, just because it’s in their nature. Honest and kind, a nature lover. fieldfun, 37, l Foxy Yoga Goddess Loving Life! People of integrity, I want you in my life! Required: passionate presence, confidence, competence, excellent foreplay skills and maybe even a little romance! I want to go out on dates and do activities with quality people. I am awake, connected to the Earth, passionate about movement, self-motivated, self-actualized, fun, flirty, confident and fierce ... and you should be, too! FunFierceFox, 25, l
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Just another “goofy” adventure I’m a laid-back guy who enjoys the company of good friends but also treasures “me time.” I’m active to a fault, sometimes putting play above work. I have a great job and work hard, however “I’m a work to live” soul. My dog and kids are top priority. I’m looking to meet a like-minded partner. sailnski, 47, l shy guy looking for companionship I love nature, cooking, camping, fishing, any warm-weather activities, although I do hibernate in winter. Love to sit back, have someone make you dinner and watch a movie while cuddling on the couch? I’m your guy. I don’t do bars, so meeting people isn’t easy. I’m bad at describing myself, but hit me up and I can answer anything. mellowguy, 35 Imagining is the first step Looking for a smart woman, 5’6” or taller. Some attitude and sarcasm OK and even desirable, but why do so many women think “sassy” is an asset? I used to be sort of a perfectionist but have that under control these days :-). Have worked abroad for several years and speak those countries’ languages. I’m a lawyer, but also a nice guy. MountainTiger14, 34, l
Let’s see what happens Looking for a woman to have fun with and start a family with. Must be hwp. Mysugar, 36 Blue-Eyed Lady Killer! Why, hello there! I’m looking for the right woman. I love traveling and seeing new things. I’m very outgoing and kind of a comedian. I love summer and like swimming, fishing and I’m a very sensual person that loves to be touched. Well, there’s a lot more, but you will have to get to know me! 28andhot, 28, l outdoor guy Sophisticated hick with very diverse interests, from bird hunting to yoga. Looking for laid-back outdoor woman who can have fun without a motor. ran4646, 51, l Passionate, Dorky and Musical Blond and blue-eyed, I love new things and excitement. My favorite pastimes include hiking, gigging and cooking. Fiery hair is my Kryptonite, and an infectious, kinky smile warms my heart. AllThatJazz, 19, l Kindhearted skier, musician, creative spirit I work hard, I play hard. I’m tough as nails and soft as silk. I have a heart of gold. I’m patient and steady, strong and kind. I’m creative, innovative and gutsy. I’m honest and fair. Looking for someone who is kind and fun, on a similar wavelength physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Not too much to ask, is it? balsamfir, 55, l Doesn’t Fit Well In Boxes I am a very open-minded person. I love interesting conversations, eclectic personalities, out-of-the-box thinkers and anyone with a beautiful smile. I value honesty, communication and laughter most in a relationship. I’m easily bored by bars and the head games that people play. Show me something real, and you’ve already got me hooked. musicislove, 27, l New Guy In Town I’m 30 and just moved here from Florida. Just a laid-back, pretty good-looking guy trying to meet someone to explore my new home state with. Stano, 30, l Music Lover, Movie Lover, Book Lover, Car Lover I hold respect as the most important thing in the world besides sex. Wolfsbane5, 24, l Looking again I’m starting to look into dating again. I enjoy being outdoors, especially fishing. I ride a maxi scooter and enjoy taking it on long rides around the state. I’m a bit of a geek. I love astronomy and spend evenings looking through my telescopes. I a big “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek” fan. SMCVT, 55, l
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Gay guy looking for friends New in town and seeking friends to hang out with. I’m adventurous, open-minded and easygoing. Interests include hiking, movies, travel, cultural events, flea markets, cards, history, politics, etc. Looking for other single guys who are available, well-balanced, have a good sense of humor for friendship or possibly more if chemistry is right. If this sounds like you, let’s talk! gmforfun, 55
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Longing For Steamy Female Intimacy I’m 23, bisexual and ready to play. I’m married to a man who understands my sexuality and my needs; he is willing to join but it’s not required. Looking for a sexy, outgoing playmate for some NSA fun (I’m very generous), maybe wrapping things up with beers and video games. Either way, the night won’t end on an unfulfilled note. HotMomma, 23, l Need more playtime I’m looking for some more playtime. Not getting what I need in the situation I’m in. I’m ready to have fun and get tortured a little. curious21, 25 Naughty Girl Looking for a Dominant play partner to help me learn about and explore myself as a sexual being. I love being sent to the corner to wait for my punishment. I’m not really into leather, but love lingerie and costumes. I love role-playing. I want my boundaries pushed. Please be sane, charming and pro-condoms. ExploringBeauty, 30 Flexible. Fierce. Fox. Wanted! People of integrity! I’m looking for conscious connection and powerful pleasure! Give me: passionate presence, confidence, competence and excellent foreplay skills! I love being touched and enjoy sensual pursuits in various forms. I am into urban tantra and wish to learn and practice kink + bondage with quality people. I value communication and connection. FoxyAndFierce, 25, l
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Want More Orgasms? I’m a beautiful man, inside and out, going through a divorce after 10 years of marriage. I’m passionate for, and quite skilled in, the art of the female orgasm. I’m looking for a partner interested in exploring orgasmic meditation, or who simply wants more orgasms. I also love to cook, dance, hike, bike, camp, kayak, play tennis or just hang out. morgasm, 46
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Come get some Looking for some real, good, regular sex. Can’t seem to ever get it at home unfortunately. Me: attractive white male, 6” long and thick penis, and use it well. You: decent looking but not looking for a supermodel. Thick is OK but not too heavy. Prefer married, but not a deal-breaker if single. Tubes tied would be a plus :). Thanks. Needsome, 31
midlife desires Married man with little or no sex life looking for a little discreet fun with like-minded female or couple. chrissolo965, 51 Git me some Lookin’ for some experiences outside of my norm. Hulk, 37 Outdoor Playtime Seeking a woman or cpl (m/w) for nude sunbathing and outdoor erotic play. Massage, exhibitionism and creativity — you game? FuninVtMtns2, 49 save me I would like to find a cute girl to fool around with, as I feel I missed out on a lot of fun times over the last few years. Looking for anything at all, one time or more! I am easygoing and into nature, longboarding, power tools, science, chilling, hiking, art, animals and other stuff. cattlesteak, 22, l
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Brunette Killing that Salmon DreSS Friday: the Thrush, salmon-colored dress. We smiled on your way out of the restroom. Didn’t think saying hello was appropriate; you might have been on a date. I thought about going over and licking your face like a puppy, but, again, probably not appropriate. Come back! Sit with me at the bar. We’ll have fun making fun of Richard. When: Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Where: the fabulous Vermont Thrush restaurant. You: Woman. me: man. #912256
no emo at nemBa feSt From the guy with the blue shirt that matched his bike at the Rocky Mountain truck: Let’s go for a ride. When: Saturday, June 21, 2014. Where: nemBa fest. You: Woman. me: man. #912254 Peace, loVe anD launDrY? You: a blonde entering Radio Street Deli rocking black pants with multicolored peace signs. I was in a tan polo shirt doing laundry, talking with your neighbor. I’ve given my number to your neighbor before to pass on, but we’ve yet to connect. Perhaps an I-Spy will catch your eye. When: Thursday, June 26, 2014. Where: entering radio Street Deli. You: Woman. me: man. #912253
Yoga teacherS at cVoeo You helped us get Farm-to-Family coupons and commented that we were so positive for having such low incomes. Thank you. Your smile is 7/1/14 9:27 AM magical. We felt like you saw into our souls. Keep looking for us at the Winooski Farmers Market. Lunch on us? When: monday, June 23, 2014. Where: cVoeo. You: man. me: Woman. #912252 BlonDe goDDeSS on roller SKateS Tuesday, 6/24, late morning at Ethan Allen Homestead. I was just pulling out with my bike on my car and you came rolling in with your big orange dog to your black Subaru. I wanted to say hello, but was too shy. Let me try again? When: tuesday, June 24, 2014. Where: ethan allen homestead. You: Woman. me: man. #912251
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citizen ciDer Bar, 6/24, 7iSh To the brown-haired beauty talking to a friend: Noticed you from the end of the bar. I had glasses and a backwards hat. We both were invloved in conversation. Your smile lit up the place. Care to meet? When: tuesday, June 24, 2014. Where: citizen cider. You: Woman. me: man. #912250
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maceo ParKer You: man, salt and pepper beard, brown hair, blue eyes, wearing white baseball cap, brown shirt, khaki shorts. Me: wearing Hawaiian shirt, long blond hair. Caught your eye at the beer counter but didn’t speak. If you are available and interested, let’s meet for a beer sometime. When: Thursday, June 12, 2014. Where: maceo Parker. You: man. me: Woman. #912248
Vermont hiStorY exPo ,tunBriDge fair You were sitting listening to a lecture at the Expo, light-brown skin, incredible smile. I had on a green baseball hat, escorting a group of elders around the fair. I walked by your booth later and your smile captivated me again. Want to meet up sometime to talk history (or anything)? When: Sunday, June 22, 2014. Where: Vermotn history expo, tunbridge fair. You: Woman. me: man. #912247 gYm 6/22 You: white tee, black shorts with a red stripe on the side, 6’3” or 6’4”, tan. Me: pink top, black bottoms, pale and tattooed, about a foot shorter than you. We were both in the zone, but seeing you startled me out of it. Coffee sometime? When: Sunday, June 22, 2014. Where: gym, essex Jct.. You: man. me: Woman. #912245 “WiSe” BreaD guY, hannaforD, S. Burl I look forward to running into you most Saturday mornings at Hannaford in S. Burlington while you’re stocking the bread. We smile and say hi. Today you asked me how the shopping was going; what I should have said was “it just got better.” ;). When: Saturday, June 21, 2014. Where: hannaford, S. Burlington. You: man. me: Woman. #912244 Something aBout mY WalK You followed me to Splash on the waterfront. Described how you felt about my walk. You flattered me and made me laugh. You: 1979. Me: 1968. It was your birthday and you are not a farmer. Wish I had asked more questions. Would like to try that again. Thank you. When: friday, June 20, 2014. Where: Burlington waterfront. You: man. me: Woman. #912242 loitering outSiDe ProhiBition Pig You were standing on the corner outside Prohibition Pig in an orange shirt and green/ white hat, and I’m pretty sure we locked eyes as I drove by in a red Ford Ranger. You appeared to be waiting on someone, and I hope you weren’t getting stood up - if so, I’d meet you for a drink sometime! When: Thursday, June 19, 2014. Where: outside Prohibition Pig, Waterbury. You: man. me: Woman. #912241 Beautiful Women arounD St. alBanS Brown-haired bombshell with red car. I have seen you around, working with strange people. I drive a truck and wink and wave as frequently as I see you. Really want to bring you to pickle park and give you a mustache ride you will never forget. Hope you will give as much as you receive. When: Sunday, may 18, 2014. Where: St. albans. You: Woman. me: man. #912240 DJ from colcheSter (on zooSK) I saw your profile on Zoosk and sent a wink. When you sent a message, I tried to open an account but was not successful. I’d like to chat. When: monday, June 16, 2014. Where: online zoosk. You: Woman. me: man. #912239 maintaining ProfeSSionaliSm You are hypnotic walking down the hall in that little black sundress! When: tuesday, June 17, 2014. Where: always at work. You: Woman. me: man. #912238
WhereVer You are anD alWaYS Camping, biking, running, drinking, biking, camping. I spy you often, but my heart aches whenever we are apart. I’d rather you spy me falling over on my bike than not at all. You make me laugh and feel and love like no other. You run around in my head all day and night. IMU. ILU. I Spy you. When: Saturday, June 14, 2014. Where: Stowe. You: Woman. me: man. #912237 are You aSian? I was waiting for a cab by Mr. Mikes on Friday night. Out of the blue you asked if I was Asian. That’s one way to start a conversation. Maybe you would like to continue having one over drinks. When: friday, June 13, 2014. Where: mr. mikes. You: Woman. me: man. #912236 Beautiful aSian Woman at Water machine I helped you out with your first water-machine experience at City Market on Sunday, 6-15-14 at 4:15 p.m. You wore glasses, had a dark red shoulder bag and were in jeans. We waved bye in the parking lot. You expressed interest in low environmental impact. I like your intent. Want to meet over coffee, tea or clean drinking water? When: Sunday, June 15, 2014. Where: city market water machine. You: Woman. me: man. #912235 halflounge SaturDaY night You were so sexy dancing with your friend. I couldn’t take my eyes off you. I wish I could’ve joined. Felt your body against me. I was the guy sitting in the corner by myself, resting my broken foot. Hit me up if you were interested, too. When: Saturday, June 14, 2014. Where: halflounge. You: man. me: man. #912234 Pee in an inDoor Plant You had an “Eat More Kale” shirt on. I was hungover. It was hot and the snow was melting, we laughed all day. I love you forever friend. Will you marry me if we are 50 and still single? I will make you smoothies if you read me the paper. When: monday, april 14, 2014. Where: Killington. You: Woman. me: Woman. #912233 muStachioeD laDY to meDicine man You should be ashamed. We did not have wonderful conversation at Spielpalast. I yelled at you like a bear. This is all. You lie to yourself and all of Berlin-ton. Why do you? If I find you, I put you in gulag. You may contact me for punishment. When: Saturday, may 17, 2014. Where: did not see; he is a liar. You: man. me: Woman. #912232 BiKe Path after rain Storm It was just after the rain stopped. I was riding with a friend and we passed you on the bike path on our way to North Beach. You were on your bike as well, dark olive skin and dark hair. We made eye contact and I lost my breath. When: friday, June 13, 2014. Where: bike path by north Beach. You: Woman. me: man. #912231
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