A Special Publication of The Addison Independent, Fall, 2009 — PAGE 1B
A special publication of the Addison Independent
Dining Guide and Calendar of Events Here’s what’s happening Sep
Advanced bridge course in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8 p.m., Ilsley Library. Louise Acker, Bronze Life Master, teaches this six-week course covering competitive bidding. Info: 388-4095 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Author appearance in Brandon. Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Briggs Carriage Bookstore. Bill Morgan presents “The Typewriter Is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History of the Beat Generation.” Morgan discusses the literary phenomenon of post-World War II America, primarily the three “holy” books of Beat: Ginsberg’s “Howl,” Kerouac’s “On the Road,” and Burroughs’ “Naked Lunch.” Info: 247-0050. Vermont Symphony Orchestra in Vergennes. Thursday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. The VSO performs its 2010 Made in Vermont Music Festival, highlighting several principal players including Albert Brouwer on flute, Shelagh Abate on French horn and harpist Heidi Soons. Tickets $24 adults, $20 seniors, $12 students, Vermont state college faculty and staff $12, Vermont state college students $6. Tickets available at the VOH and Classic Stitching and through FlynnTix at (802) 86-FLYNN.
Spaghetti dinner in Vergennes. Friday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. Vergennes American Legion. Tickets $10 adults, $5 kids 10 and under. Benefits Friends of Vergennes Football. Tickets: Lisa Rowell, 759-2078 or email@example.com. Justin Perdue in Brandon. Friday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Briggs
in our part of Vermont from mid-September through Thanksgiving weekend. Calendar listings were accurate at press time, but things can change — call before you travel. More detailed and up-to-the-minute calendar listings are available in the twice-weekly Addison Independent and on the Independent website, www.addisonindependent.com.
Carriage Bookstore. Perdue on jazz guitar, Jeremy Harlos on bass, and Travis Shores on drums playing original compositions. Info: 247-0050.
Vergennes Opera House Road Rally. Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m., Vergennes Opera House. Formerly the Ladies’ Rally, this annual fundraiser is now open to both men and women. Support the opera house and take a scenic drive through Vermont and New York, with a stop at Fort Ti and lunch at the Sagamore Hotel in Lake George. Registration 8 a.m., send-off at 9 from the Vergennes City Park. Go to www.vergennesoperahouse.org/home/rally for info, registration form and “Go the Extra Mile” pledge sheets. Benefit bike ride in Addison County. Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m., start and end at Bridport town green. Two routes: 38-mile route through Bridport, Addison and Panton or 15-mile route through Bridport. To benefit the Foundation for Alcoholism Research. Registration fee minimum $40 for adults, $20 for riders under 16. Lunch and T-shirts provided. Register online at www.alcoholismresearch.org, by phone at 758-2243, or on site the day of the ride. Antiques appraisals in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Courtyard Marriott. As a fund-raiser, the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury brings in five appraisers to give verbal appraisals of toys, furniture, glass, jewelry, china, books, military items and ephemera. Cost $7 per item or $24 per four items. Silent art auction and raffle in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., town green, at Art on Main’s Harvest Festival booth. Tickets and info: 453-4032 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bristol Harvest Festival. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free family fun with 90-plus crafters/vendors, horse-
drawn wagon rides, pie contest, bandstand music, farmers’ market, children’s venue with pony rides and more. Info: www.bristolharvestfest.com. Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m., Ticonderoga, N.Y. To benefit the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship fund. A 5K cross-country race on grass and gravel on the Fort Ti peninsula. Fifes and drums hail the finishers. Info: (518) 585-2821 or www.duanecrammond.net. Better L8 than Never Car Show in Bristol. Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bristol Recreation field. Hosted by the Snake Mountain Cruisers, sponsored by the Five Town Business Council. Part of the Bristol Harvest Festival. Info: 388-7951, ext. 1. Shipwreck tour in Ferrisburgh. Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Take a boat tour and “see” some of Lake Champlain’s 300 shipwrecks with the onboard remotely operated vehicle (ROV) camera. Special September rate, half-price: adults $11, youth $9. Pre-registration required: 475-2022 or email@example.com. “Liberty Now Has a New Country” history presentation in Orwell. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Mount Independence State Historic Site. British actor and playwright Howard Burnham portrays the Marquis de Lafayette, during his 1825 tour of the U.S. Lafayette eulogizes the Baron de Kalb, with whom he arrived in 1777 as a young man to fight in the cause of American liberty. Info: www.historicvermont. org/mountindependence. “Bright Star” screening at Middlebury College. Saturday, Sept. 25, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium. Film by Jane Campion (“The Piano”) based on the 3-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. Free. Info: 443-3168 or www.middlebury.edu/arts. Champlain Valley Fiddlers Club meeting in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 25, 7-9 p.m., VFW. Fiddlers meet to share songs and techniques and hold a friendly jam. Special
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beginners session at 6:30 p.m. Info: (802) 771-7122 or http://vtukes.webs.com. Maple Jam in Brandon. Saturday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Briggs Carriage Bookstore. Vocal ensemble performing a cappella jazz in close harmony. Arrangements by Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and more, music by the Beatles and Billy Joel and more, plus jazz standards, pop tunes and original works. Info: 247-0050. Michele Fay Band in Middlebury. Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m., 51 Main. Traditional/swing/ bluegrass.
Green Mountain Club hike in Ripton. Sunday, Sept. 26, time and meeting place TBA. A silent meditative hike to Silent Cliff. Easy 1.6 hike with 520-foot elevation change. Slow, silent hike with Flowering Tree Ceremony. Bring a journal and pen. Contact leader Robert Riversong for info: (802) 496-4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Green Mountain Bicycle Club ride in Addison County. Sunday, Sept. 26, 9:45 a.m., meet at Vergennes Union High School. â€œAddison Amblerâ€? ride travels south from Vergennes to Weybridge on Route 125, then west to Bridport and back to Vergennes on quiet roads. Options for 46 or 60 miles. Call leader Karl Garen for info: (802) 233-6234 or email@example.com. Tim Oâ€™Brien in concert in Middlebury. Sunday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. One of the stars of contemporary bluegrass, Grammywinning Oâ€™Brien plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and mandocello. Tickets $35 in advance, $37 at the door, available at 388-0216 or www.afterdarkmusicseries.com.
Lecture on Japanese dance at Middlebury College. Monday, Sept. 27, 4:30 p.m., Robert A. Jones â€™59 Conference Room. Bruce Baird, assistant professor of Japanese at UMass Amherst presents â€œDancing in a Pool of Gray Grits: Imagining the Body in the Japanese Dance Form Butoh.â€? Free. Info: 443-3168 or www.middlebury.edu/arts.
Local author in Middlebury. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Ilsley Library. Author and physician Jack Mayer presents his latest book, â€œLife in a Jar.â€? Info: 388-4095.
â€œSome Observations on 25 Years of Collecting Art for a College Museumâ€? lecture at Middlebury College. Thursday, Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m., Dana Auditorium. Middlebury College Museum of Art Director Richard Saunders discusses the journey
taken to build an art collection for the college since his arrival in 1985. Free. Info: 443-5007 or www.museum.middlebury.edu. Author appearance in Brandon. Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Briggs Carriage Bookstore. In â€œVermontâ€™s Irish Rebel,â€? historian Bill McKone explores the life of Capt. John Lonergan, an Irish immigrant to Vermont who fought during the Civil War. Info: 247-0050. â€œShirley Valentineâ€? on stage in Middlebury. Thursday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Town Hall Theater. One-woman comedy starring Karen Lefkoe. Tickets $17, available at the THT box office, www. townhalltheater.org, or 382-9222. Also Oct. 1-3.
Annual 10/100 Rotary dinner in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Middlebury American Legion. Couples pay $100 for the catered dinner, where $3,000 in prize money will be drawn, plus door prizes. Tickets cover dinner and drinks. Music by the Horse Traders. Info and tickets: holzinu@ hotmail.com or 758-2528. Art show celebration in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 1, 6:30-9 p.m., Carolâ€™s Hungry Mind. A party to mark the closing of a month-long exhibit and silent auction of works donated by local artists to raise funds for Quarry Hill School. â€œShirley Valentineâ€? gala performance on stage in Middlebury. Friday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Town Hall Theater. One-woman comedy starring Karen Lefkoe. Annual benefit features an elegant reception at 7 and desserts and free champagne at intermission. Tickets $35, available at the THT box office, www.townhalltheater.org, or 382-9222. Heliand Trio at Middlebury College. Friday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. â€œFrench/ Brazilian Connectionâ€? includes music by Poulenc, Villa Lobos and other composers active in Paris and Brazil in the mid-20th century. Affiliate artists Cynthia Huard (piano) and Rachael Elliott (bassoon) are joined by clarinetist Elisabeth LeBlanc. Free. Info: 443-3168 or www.middlebury.edu/arts.
Green Mountain Club walk in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m., meet at Wright Park on Seymour Street Extension. Tree identification walk, co-sponsored by Middlebury Area Land Trust. Leader: Kathy Boyer, 453-6067 or weg@ gmavt.net. Woofstock 2010: Walk and Festival for the Animals in Middlebury. Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Middlebury Rec Park. Walk is approximately half a mile through Middlebury; dog not required to participate in the walk. Silly pet tricks and costume contests, judged by Rusty DeWees, â€œThe Logger.â€? Prizes for top adult and child fund-raisers; walkers can get pledge forms at the shelter or at www.addisonhumane.org, or raise funds online at www.firstgiving.com/addisonhumane. Benefits the ACHS shelter. Info:
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