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Every July, our family spends a weekend camping with three other families at BUTTON BAY STATE PARK IN FERRISBURGH. It’s a great kid-friendly park, with woods to explore, lake access and even a swimming pool with a water slide. It’s what summers in Vermont are made for! KEN PICARD, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

At the end of May, my partner, Ann-Elise, and I took our kids canoeing down THE WINOOSKI RIVER from the launch near Salmon Hole to Delta Park in Colchester. CATHY RESMER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Every summer I take my daughter and her best friend camping at BURTON ISLAND STATE PARK. This year, we brought another friend, forgot the camp stove and successfully kept raccoons out of our food. BRETT STANCIU, CALENDAR WRITER/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

My family took in the Independence Day fireworks over Lake Champlain from ECHO IN BURLINGTON on the night of July 3. COLBY ROBERTS, COPUBLISHER

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A highlight of our road trip to THE MARITIMES IN CANADA was a sailboat ride along the shore of Prince Edward Island.

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n January 20, 2017, the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, I flew to New York City with my then-9-year-old daughter, Mira. We traveled there so that we could participate in the following day’s Women’s March, in which people of all ages gathered peacefully around the world to show support and solidarity for women’s rights and human rights. Mira at the NYC The act of walking Women’s March, through the streets of January 2017 Manhattan alongside thousands of others, chanting and carrying hand-painted signs, felt both cathartic and empowering. And having my daughter by my side, taking in the sights and sounds of so many strong women and girls standing up for what they believed in, felt equally important. In the year and a half since, I’ve watched as Mira has embraced the title of feminist, taken an interest in reading books like Rad American Women A-Z and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, started thinking critically about what she hears in the news, and become involved with efforts to help others through local organizations like Spectrum Youth & Family Services and COTS. She’s part of a generation that’s become known for its social conscience and political activism, embodied most palpably by the teenagers of Parkland, Fla., who have passionately advocated for gun control since tragedy struck their school. In this month’s issue, we feature a 14-year-old from Bristol who has embraced politics in a major way — by becoming the youngest candidate for governor in our state’s history. On August 14, Ethan Sonneborn will be one of the choices on the ballot in the Vermont Democratic Party’s gubernatorial primary. Learn more about the inspiring teen, and why he decided to throw his hat in the ring, in “Rising Freshman” on page 32. On page 20, you’ll find submissions from future voters who have finished our Good Citizen Challenge, a summer civics project we created that’s open to all Vermont K-12 students. We’ve already received 13 completed scorecards and are looking forward to seeing more this month. The deadline to submit entries is October 9, so there’s still time to get started. Find the scorecard in the center of this issue, or download one from goodcitizenvt.com. Finally, we know that Vermont families will be reveling in these last weeks of summer before school starts back up again. Check out our monthly calendar on page 34. It’s packed with festivals, fairs, nature programs, fun runs and live music performances to help you make the most of this short and sweet season.

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Community members and Let’s Grow Kids host a family day of swimming and sand play, including a performance by Mr. Chris from Music for Sprouts, a Kids Out Loud! flash mob, and an opportunity to mingle and converse with Vermont legislators. 4-7 p.m., North Beach, Burlington.

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very summer of my childhood, our family piled into our station wagon and traveled 700 miles from Burlington to Pittsburgh to visit our extended family. We’d drive for 12 hours straight, stopping only for bathroom breaks and sandwiches. We entertained ourselves by doing Mad Libs and looking for the letters of the alphabet in road signs. And we always felt a wave of excitement when we passed the Beech-Nut gum factory off Interstate 90 in Amsterdam, N.Y. (Hey, when seat belts are optional, the Walkman doesn’t exist yet, and all the Tab has been polished off, anything is entertaining.) That drive — though hellish — was always worth it for those two glorious, fun-filled, mischiefmaking, popsicle-eating, cannonballing, movie-going weeks we got to spend with our cousins. As the youngest of 15 first cousins, my dolls’ hair was often mysteriously chopped off, I was generally blamed for blanket-fort failures, and I wasn’t allowed to see Poltergeist until it had been vetted by older

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cousins (who definitely tricked the adults into letting me see it, knowing full well I’d be traumatized for life). Still, I loved every second of cousin time. These days, my kids’ cousins drive up to Vermont from New Jersey every summer to spend a couple of weeks swimming, playing flashlight tag, making bonfires and eating approximately 1,000% more S’mores than they’re actually allowed to have. We also have extended family who live locally, and cousin shenanigans are always in full swing at the annual summer family reunion. Of course, not everyone has cousins, or wants to spend time with family. Some of us have built a family of friends we prefer to our actual blood relatives. It doesn’t really matter how we come by our extended family — it only matters that we have one, and that our kids have one. Why? Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, therapist Larry Shushansky explained that, “Relationships with cousins afford a certain space, a certain

TRENDING AUTUMN ANSWERS independence, that allows us to have different kinds of experiences with them. They can be a source of balance ... affording the closeness and common bond that exists in families, as well as the psychological distance that is one step removed from the dependency that causes anxiety and conflict within immediate (family members).” “‘Remember When We...?’ Why Sharing Memories is Soul Food,” a post published by the online journal, The Conversation, explains how memories and experiences shared with extended family help shape our identities and provide a scaffold that supports our working memory as we age. So, go ahead and invite everyone over for a few days, or pile in the car and take that road trip. Whether it’s your family of origin or your family of friends, connect with them. Let the kids stay up late, swim until the sun sets, build forts and eat too many popsicles. These are the connections, the experiences and the summer days they’ll always remember.  In this monthly column, comedian, writer and mom Autumn Spencer answers tricky parenting questions. Have a question for Autumn? Send it to ideas@kidsvt.com.

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Oklahoma soccer ref Brian Barlow created a Facebook page to publicly shame cursing, water-bottlethrowing moms and dads at youth sporting events. Social media is the modern-day town square. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s “Pay Your Age” promotion — which offered kids a chance to get a plush teddy at a deep discount — led to unmanageable crowds, forcing the company to cut off lines before noon. Customers weren’t willing to grin and bear it. A recent study found that over a 10year period, U.S. children ages 5 to 17 experienced more than two million bicyclerelated injuries — more than 600 a day. One of the takeaways: Kids should always wear helmets — and parents should model good behavior by wearing them, too!

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#INSTAKIDSVT Thanks for sharing your summer photos with us using the hashtag #instakidsvt. We loved this picture of a family outing to Shelburne Farms’ Children’s Farmyard. Share a picture of your kids enjoying the last weeks of summer vacation this month.

Vermont Department of Health and Vermont State Parks team up to offer free SPF 30 sunscreen dispensers at 10 state parks. Now if only our kids would let us put it on them!

gretadags Me: What was your favorite animal we saw today? L: I would have said the baby goats, but I really liked how lazy the sheep were today. So, yeah, the sheep.

“At least I’m good at catching seaweed!” —KAIDENCE, AGE 4 (AFTER AN UNLUCKY DAY OF FISHING)


PET CORNER In our June 2016 issue, Remi in Kacie Badger shared a 2016 photo of her daughters Ariana and Ellie with one of the family’s English mastiffs, Remi. Recently, Badger posted an updated photo of Ariana and Remi, who’s now 3 years old and weighs 160 pounds. “Many people think having a big dog means you need lots of space, but that’s not true!” Badger wrote. “She spends her days lying around and ALWAYS wants to cuddle.”

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Family Flicks Calling all film-loving families! The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has added a prequel. The day before the 4th annual festival opens, KIDS & FAMILY DAY will give cinephiles of all ages the chance to screen three family-friendly films and participate in kid-focused programming. The festivities, based at downtown Middlebury’s Marquis Theatre, begin at 9 a.m., with a flip-book making workshop led by Middlebury College’s Animation Studio. That will prime the audience for the 10 a.m. showing of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, an animated film about barnyard animals. Geared toward ages 6 and up, the flick is in French with English subtitles, but the fast-paced, action-driven plot makes it easy to follow, said festival producer Lloyd Komesar. At 1 p.m., documentary film Through the Windmill, recommended for ages 8 and up, tells the story of miniature golf in America. And at 4 p.m., Science Fair, geared toward kids 12 and up, chronicles the journey of nine high school students as they compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Face painting, balloonanimal making and tabletop games will be ongoing throughout the day, while

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the Marquis’ Southwest Café will offer a special kids menu. Film festivals often attract an older audience, said Komesar, and this special day devoted to families is a way to reach younger viewers, while keeping in the spirit of the event — celebrating movies made by first- and second-time directors. The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s Kids & Family Day takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Tickets to each screening are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 8-18 and free for kids under 8. Seating is first come, first served, and tickets cannot be purchased in advance. Find more information at middfilmfest.org.

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The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for WORLD’S LARGEST ASTRONOMY LESSON this month with a galactic gathering in downtown St. Johnsbury. The current record — 1,104 participants — was set in 2015 in Kalamunda, Australia. Fairbanks hopes to attract between 1,500 and 2,000 stargazers to its event, said the museum’s director of visitor services, Jennifer D’Agostino. Prior to the lesson, the streetlights on Main Street will be turned off and black lights will illuminate a block party featuring glow-in-the-dark chalk, a paper-airplane agility course, local food trucks and more. The museum and planetarium will stay open up until the approximately 45-minute lesson begins. From a two-story stage, museum science educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio will teach about the history of astronomy, with a focus on female astronomers. In order to ensure the event is Guinness Book-official, the museum will use a turnstile to keep track of who’s coming in and out of the lesson; break participants into 50-person groups, each with a designated leader; enlist official timekeepers; and submit a video, aerial drone footage and “lots of paperwork” to Guinness, said D’Agostino. Following the main event, Mark Breen will broadcast his annual VPR Star Gazing Party live and on-site.

For the past decade, the Nature Museum, which celebrates the natural history of northern New England, has drawn visitors to Grafton for its FAIRY HOUSE FESTIVAL. Located in the gardens, fields and woods that surround the museum, the two-day celebration offers an array of whimsical activities. After entering through a fairy gate and being greeted by a fairy queen, visitors can take part in arts and crafts, hula hooping and bubble play. Acorns, twigs and other natural materials will be on hand for kids to make a fairy house. People are also encouraged to sign up ahead of the festival to build a diminutive dwelling to display on a fairy house trail — a forest path lined with around 40 natural creations, from elaborate artist-made structures to sweet and simple abodes created by brother-sister teams. The underlying idea, museum communications director Daron Blake said “is to get people interacting with nature and their own imagination.”

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The 10th annual Fairy House Festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Nature Museum (186 Townshend Rd., Grafton). Tickets in advance are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3-17. Day-of tickets are $12, $10 and $5. To build a house for the fairy trail in advance, sign up at nature-museum.org.

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The Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party and World’s Largest Astronomy Lesson takes place on Friday, Aug. 10 at Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury). Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.; participants in the astronomy lesson must be assembled by 7:30 p.m.; and the lesson begins at 8:15 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, August 11. Find more info and RSVP for priority access to the event at fairbanksmuseum.org.

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n 2006, Erin Rounds, a teacher at Union Street School in Springfield, took her third grade class to Dinosaur Footprints in Holyoke, Mass., to check out the fossilized tracks left by prehistoric creatures 190 million years ago. “Vermont doesn’t have anything this cool,” some of her students complained. Searching for an archaeological find in the Green Mountain State to satisfy her class, Rounds discovered Charlotte (pronounced like the girl’s name), the prehistoric beluga whale skeleton found in a farmer’s field in the Vermont town of Charlotte in the 19th century. This ancient creature, she told her students, “would make a really good story someday.” It turns out Rounds would be the one to write it. This month, Tilbury House Publishers releases Charlotte’s Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer’s Field, her nonfiction picture book with illustrations by Alison Carver of Maine. In 1849, railroad builders unearthed bones they mistakenly believed were from a horse or a cow beneath 10 feet of blue clay. By chance, local doctor John G. Thorp saw the bones and realized they didn’t belong to a farm animal or any familiar wildlife. He contacted assistant state geologist Zadock Thompson, who directed an excavation. Thompson consulted Louis Agassiz, a zoology professor at Harvard University, who determined the fossilized bones — estimated to be around 11.5 million years old — were the remains of a beluga whale. The discovery of Charlotte was a key piece of evidence that the farmer’s field, and a large swath of Vermont, was once submerged beneath an ancient sea. In 1993, students from Charlotte Central School traveled to Montpelier to meet with then-Gov. Howard Dean, petitioning him to make the whale Vermont’s official state fossil. In June of that year, Dean signed a bill to that effect into law at a ceremony at the school. Today, visitors to the Perkins Geology Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington can check out

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BOOKWORMS B Y BRE TT S TA N CI U Erin Rounds in front of the “Reverence” sculpture in South Burlington

Charlotte’s wired-together skeleton in a glass case. Rounds, the mom of a first grader and a third grader, spoke to Kids VT about her first book from her home in Springfield. Kids VT: One of the things that’s fascinating about your book is the enormous span of time it covers — from prehistory to contemporary Vermont. Erin Rounds: History is what I tend to write about because I talk about this a lot in the classroom. It’s an important conversation for our kids to have. Fossils were created from the same stuff as oil, and it takes a really long time to make them. KVT: There’s a clear environmental message in Charlotte’s Bones. Near the end, you write, “The Earth is both strong and fragile.” ER: Yes! We need to learn from history. We have to take care of things. I’m interested in Vermont stories that I think are important, but I’m also drawn to scientific stories. I do a lot in my classroom with energy, fossil fuels and renewable energy. KVT: You have a second book, Where’s Winter?, coming out in October. Can you tell us about it? ER: Three winters ago, when we had no snow, I pulled into my driveway, and just saw leaves, pine needles, squirrels running all over the woods. [The evidence of climate change] really hit me, and I ran in the house and grabbed a pencil and paper and wrote until the story all came out. KVT: What advice would you give to a young child who wants to be a writer? ER: I encourage kids to write about what they enjoy and what they’re

experiencing. Try out new words. In second grade, I wrote my first story with a friend about pencils. Pencils were the characters, and I drew illustrations, too. Ever since third grade, I’ve wanted to be a teacher and write. I feel — Success! K

Another noteworthy release in August is Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them by Christy Mihaly of East Calais, illustrated by Joe Cepeda. This picture book features a farming mother-daughter duo and includes a kid-friendly recipe for switchel, a traditional thirst quencher for parched haymakers. Mihaly will read and sign books, and offer handson hay activities for kids on Sunday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Shelburne Farms.

Author Erin Rounds and illustrator Alison Carver celebrate the release of their joint debut with a book launch party sponsored by Shelburne’s Flying Pig Bookstore on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from noon to 4 p.m., at Charlotte Beach (1371 Lake Rd., Charlotte). Rounds will also read from her book on Friday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., at the Springfield Town Library; Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., at Phoenix Books in Rutland; and Sunday, Sept. 16, noon-2 p.m., at Phoenix Books Misty Valley in Chester.


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Maverick and Gabriela explore the Brattleboro Museum

(10 Vernon Rd.). With nothing more on our agenda than exploring, we wandered along the main drag and into an antique shop, Twice Upon a Time (63 Main St.), where the girls admired vintage tulle dresses, a Smith Corona electric typewriter like the one my dad used when I was a kid, and political campaign buttons preserved in plastic. Beside the “Ford/Dole” and “Perot for President” buttons, the girls pointed out a more familiar one: “Bernie 2016.” To beat the afternoon heat, we stopped in at Blueberry Haus (19 Elliot St.) for homemade ice cream — Chocolate Cocoa Cookie Crumble for Gabriela and Gold Digger, caramel ice cream studded with bits of Heath bar, for Maverick — scooped generously into freshly baked waffle cones rimmed with dark chocolate and rainbow sprinkles. While the girls enjoyed their cones, I checked out

the store’s gift shop, which includes women’s clothing, soaps and baby items. Next door is Everyone’s Books (25 Elliot St.), a Brattleboro literary fixture. Two peace and anti-nuclear activists — Nancy Braus and Rich Geidel — opened the shop in 1984, stocking literary and political material often not available in mainstream bookstores. The couple still owns the shop, which has a large children’s collection. The girls lingered there, while I browsed the jam-packed nonfiction shelves. Just a few blocks over, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

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our summers ago, my family traveled by train from Albany, N.Y., to Santa Fe, N.M., and home again. With more than two-and-a-half days of travel — one way — that’s a heck of a long journey. But I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Traveling by train eliminates the When are we going to get there? backseat complaining of car travel and provides the opportunity to relax and take in the passing scenery. In July, I purchased round-trip Amtrak tickets from Montpelier to Brattleboro for a day trip with my 13-year-old daughter, Gabriela, and her friend, Maverick. Downtown Brattleboro boasts an eclectic mix of art galleries, independent bookshops, record stores and the sprawling sporting goods store, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters (74 Main St.), which opened in 1932 as an Army & Navy surplus store. Eating options range from chicken salad sandwiches and almond biscotti at Amy’s Bakery Arts Café (113 Main St.) to gourmet pizza with toppings like thick-cut bacon and crispy onions and barbecue plates at the casual restaurant Hazel (75 Elliot St.). On the morning of our trip, Gabriela and Maverick packed turkey sandwiches, water bottles and a deck of UNO cards for the ride. The train departed Montpelier’s Amtrak station (297 Junction Rd.) at 10:25 a.m. — an ideal time for kids on a laid-back summer schedule. I brought my laptop so I could use the train’s WiFi to work on the approximately 2.5-hour ride, while the girls checked out the snack car and chatted with the friendly conductor. At 1 p.m., the train pulled into the downtown Brattleboro station

Gabriela enjoys ice cream at Blueberry Haus

(10 Vernon St.) — housed in the town’s original train station — offers free admission on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. One current exhibit, “Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys” features the work of artist and inventor Steve Gerberich through September 24. The girls were mesmerized by Gerberich’s unique, motorized creations, which combine barn-sale finds and everyday objects — like a wooden cow with brass bugles for ears — and move, whiz and whir when viewers press buttons. With time to spare before our 4:56 p.m. departure, we decided to check out the supermarket-sized Brattleboro Food Co-op (2 Main St.). We relaxed on the store’s shady patio beneath blossoming trumpet vines, snacking on local raspberries and Thai spring rolls while people-watching. Riding Amtrak offers both a taste of the past — Laura and Mary in the Little House books traveled by train, not just covered wagon — and the chance for rural Vermont kids to experience public transportation. The trip also satisfied my hunger for a fun full-day excursion with a little culture mixed in — free from driving stress. While waiting for the return train, I leaned against the station’s stone wall, listening to Maverick and Gabriela as they plotted their dream cross-country train trip — just the two of them — a few years down the line. K

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thought it was ruining the spirit of it to put it on things” — that really impresses Connor. One thing that doesn’t captivate Connor’s attention? Screens. He eschews computerized drawing in favor of Micron fine tip pens, Prismacolor colored pencils and Faber-Castell brush pens, which, he explained, make a “wobbly” line that lends illustrations a more “authentic” look. His dislike of screens extends to most television and movies, and video games as well. “Video games — they’re like one second of fulfillment that really isn’t fulfillment, so you never feel content with it,” he explained. “But when you get done with a drawing, you feel like, Oh yeah!” K

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drawing of Ivan the Terrible, for example, snow falling in the background symbolizes the Russian czar’s “chilly, icy personality,” Connor said. Though he’s gone through a number of drawing phases, pirates and giant squids among them, Connor is currently into heads — “strange heads, normal heads, there are so many different features,” he explained. When he looks at peoples’ faces, “I start drawing them in my head as caricatures.” Connor paraphrases the words of Leonardo da Vinci to explain the way he views the world: “Artists see things that others only catch a glimpse of.” He cites retired cartoonist Bill Watterson, creator of the popular “Calvin and Hobbes” strip, as an inspiration. Watterson’s cartoons are “really amazing,” said Connor, but it’s the artist’s dedication to fighting for things he believes in — bigger panel space in newspapers and resisting licensing of his images because “he

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about a then-fourth grader contributing to his website. Then he checked out Connor’s work on Instagram. “Wow, he’s really good,” Hall remembered thinking. The comic is a collaborative effort: Hall comes up with a caption and a general idea, and Connor brings it to life with pen and ink. Connor explained that he likes cartooning because “it can express viewpoints without making it dead serious.” Realistic drawing, he said, “can get bland because you’re doing something that’s already there.” In addition to drawing the weekly cartoon, Connor is currently exploring his passion for history, working on a series of color drawings of notable historical figures, from Queen Zenobia, “a wealthy Syrian queen who took advantage of the Eastern Roman Empire’s weakness,” according to Connor, to Prince Shotoku of Japan, a Buddhist cultural reformer. Rather than simple caricatures, the works are peppered with details to show what each historical figure was like. In a

onnor Byam is a fast talker. Within a few minutes of speaking with him, a plausible theory emerges as to why this is the case: His mouth is simply trying to keep pace with his very active, creative and curious mind. The rising sixth grader is an avid reader — science fiction, fantasy and nonfiction are his preferred genres — who also listens to audio books and podcasts like Science Friday and Stuff You Missed in History Class. But it’s his artistic talents that have garnered him recent attention. In June and July, the Davis Studio in South Burlington, where Connor has been taking art classes since he was a preschooler, hosted a show of his work. Technical drawings of imaginary vehicles with names like Pond Skipper and Storm Stalker hung across the room from a fake movie poster poking fun at fast food. In the latter piece, a sinister-looking donut, dripping with pink icing, appears under the fictional film title Desserts of the Devil! “I draw a surprising amount of evil food,” he explained. The through line in Connor’s diverse body of work — and what makes him such a great artist — is his “precision and patience,” said studio director Teresa Davis, who’s known Connor since he was 2. Davis Studio instructor Amanda DeCarlo has been giving Connor private, weekly drawing lessons since September. “I truly feel that Connor is an art prodigy,” she said. “He is so far beyond his years in both wisdom and art skills.” Those qualities are on display in another one of Connor’s artistic endeavors — a one-panel cartoon called “Syrup & Cows,” published weekly in The Winooski, a humor website that bills itself as “locally sourced organic Vermont satire.” Connor started drawing the cartoon last June, after his Champlain Elementary School classmate, Ruby, recommended him to her dad, The Winooski’s founder, Adam Hall. At first, Hall said, he was skeptical

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n some summer days, it’s just too hot to cook. But everyone still has to eat! Though it might be tempting to just dig out a pint of ice cream for dinner, I’d like to offer a more nutritious option. This dish is inspired by an Italian salad called insalata di ceci. You can modify it depending on what produce is freshest or in season. When I made it, I used beautiful rainbow cherry tomatoes, which you can find at any good grocery store or your local farmers market. For added crunch, chop up some bell peppers. Like olives? Slice them, and add them to the mix. Want to make this a vegan meal? Leave out the pancetta and the hard-boiled

eggs, and substitute tofu! The options really are endless. For a beautiful presentation, I like to arrange all of the ingredients in lines, bring the dish to the table, then dress and mix it. The vibrant array of color makes the salad ideal for company. I served the dish with roasted pork loin and a loaf of Italian bread, and it was a real crowd pleaser. It would also make a great workday or camp lunch, and it will last in the fridge for a few days. So go ahead, keep cool this summer. And save the ice cream for dessert.K

Directions: GARBANZO BEAN SALAD Ingredients: •

4 ounces cubed pancetta

2 14-ounce cans garbanzo beans

1 pint cherry tomatoes (I like the rainbow ones)

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1 small red onion

3 tablespoons parsley

6 hard-boiled eggs

3 tablespoons capers For the dressing: 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2. Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces. Dice the scallions and red onion. Chop the parsley. Quarter the hard-boiled eggs. 3. To build the salad, arrange each ingredient in a line on your serving dish. (You can also just toss everything together in a bowl, but the presentation won’t be quite so striking.) 4. In a small jar, combine the dressing ingredients and shake well. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, then stir the salad ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I like to be generous with the pepper.) 5. Enjoy on a hot day, or anytime you want a lighter meal.

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plashing around in pools, lakes, rivers and swimming holes is one of the best parts of summer in Vermont. Swimming is great exercise for kids — and lots of fun, too — but it requires vigilance on the part of adults. On average, about 800 kids die from drowning nationwide each year, making it the second leading cause of death, after motor vehicle crashes, for children ages 1 to 4, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three out of four kids who drown were missing or left alone for less than five minutes, the CDC reports. Dr. Lewis First, chief of pediatrics at University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, offers advice for keeping kids healthy and safe around water. KIDS VT: What does drowning look like? LEWIS FIRST: It’s a silent killer. It can just take a few seconds for a child or teen to drown. The head will appear low in the water, with the mouth at water level, eyes glassy and the child not responsive or moving their arms or legs. They may be hyperventilating, gasping or trying to swim, but not making headway. Most of the time, however, you don’t see that. As soon as water gets into their lungs, they try to breathe and they sink.

KVT: What are the best ways to prevent drowning? LF: There are three factors we can address: lack of swimming ability; lack of protective barriers around pools, such as gates and fences; and, most importantly, lack of close supervision. All children over the age of 4 should learn how to swim in classes that adhere to American Red Cross guidelines. For children ages 1 to 4, swim lessons may reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of drowning. KVT: What about infants? LF: Infants can be in a pool with an adult, but there’s no evidence that swim lessons will prevent a child this young from sinking or drowning. Infants can experience water poisoning from swallowing too much water, which can cause seizures. And, because babies are so small, they can cool down very quickly and experience hypothermia, so bringing infants into a pool to get used to the water is not a good idea. KVT: What about kids who can’t swim? LF: Any child who cannot swim who’s in a pool should wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device. Kids under 5 should wear one with a neck collar that automatically keeps their head above water. Putting a child in water wings, or on

an inner tube, pool toy or raft doesn’t “waterproof” the child. Adults should provide arms-length supervision for any child who cannot swim. Even older kids [who can swim], including teens, should be under direct supervision if they’re not with a swim buddy. That means the adult is not looking at a cellphone, reading a magazine or talking to friends. Someone should have his or her eyes on the swimmers at all times. Have a cellphone on hand in case something goes wrong and you need to call 911. Finally, anyone supervising kids who are swimming should know CPR.

KVT: What are the risks of swimming in natural bodies of water? LF: Children should be taught to never drink that water or put it in their mouths. Most problems associated with swimming in natural bodies of water are gastrointestinal — nausea, vomiting, diarrhea — and occur several days later. Also, there may be pollutants that irritate the skin, eyes, ears and respiratory tract. Kids should avoid water that’s discolored or has algae blooms. Blue-green algae emits toxins that can be swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and can affect the nervous and respiratory systems. And, avoid rivers and swimming holes in the days following heavy rains because of the dangers of rushing water, debris and pollutants.

KVT: What is shallow water blackout? LF: Basically, it’s a loss of consciousness due to hyperventilation, which reduces the body’s desire to take a breath. For example, if kids are doing an underwater swimming contest and take big breaths beforehand, their carbon dioxide level can drop so low that they have no drive to breathe and can literally faint underwater, open their mouth and drown. Generally, shallow water blackout occurs in water that’s less than 16 feet deep, and some studies suggest it may be responsible for more than 50 percent of all drownings. To prevent it, kids shouldn’t run around the pool before jumping in or have underwater breath-holding competitions.

KVT: What are other risks associated with swimming holes? LF: Swimming holes often have unknown currents that can trap kids underwater. Kids can injure themselves by diving into water that’s shallow or has hidden underwater hazards. There may be rocks and debris on the bottom, so it’s advisable to wear water shoes or sandals. Also, swimmers should avoid swimming near or climbing on waterfalls, which can trap people underwater. Never choose a swimming spot where you hear loud rushing water. Finally, whenever you’re swimming in natural bodies of water, bring along a rope to throw to a struggling swimmer in case of emergency. If someone is struggling, you don’t want to wade or swim into a dangerous current to help. K KIDSVT.COM

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ood parents, Dr. Jonas Salk famously said, give their children roots and wings. Stacy Fraser and Nate Carr can most definitely check the first box. They have surrounded their Charlotte home — and their

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children, 12-year-old Sawyer and 8-year-old Mavis — with plants. Flowers and bushes grace their front yard and wind around their 19th-century, yellow clapboard house to a backyard sanctuary. Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, edibles and ornamentals — hundreds of varieties in all — grow there. Slabs of Vermont stone form paths and patios. Chairs and tables await morning coffee or a fat afternoon novel. “We definitely think of it as – it’s a trendy term – but different outdoor rooms or outdoor spaces,” Stacy said, “like the fairy garden space, the relaxed reading patio, the fire pit, the veggies, the dining patio.” When the couple

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perennials. They continued adding beds and uncommon plants, Sawyer and Mavis including a weeping larch, tend their new dwarf hemlock and golden vegetable beds. dawn redwood, now big enough to climb. The flowers were a lot of work, so when the kids were small, the couple incorporated more shrubbery, “plants that take up a lot of space and not a lot of attention,” Nate said. Their most recent plantings are designed to attract birds and pollinators: bees, wasps and butterflies. They chose relatively low-maintenance perennials, including early salvias, perennial geraniums, echinops, asters bought the house 18 years ago, overand monarda, which has attracted a grown weeds, invasive sumac and a pair of ruby-throated hummingbirds, broken fence covered the 2/3-acre lot. to line the edge of the backyard. They They kept the peony and lilac bushes planted the flowers close together framing the front door, and the day to help suppress weeds. Rather than lilies on the property’s edges, pulled cutting back each plant individually, out everything else, and the Nate mows them down in transformation began. the spring and leaves the “We really started debris to serve as mulch, a as collectors, like being method Stacy calls “grow interested in the diversity and mow.” of plants and ... we were New this year are four intrigued by the novelty raised organic vegetable of variety,” Nate said. STACY FRASER beds that provide summer He and Stacy, who own meals — and an education. landscape-construction The kids got to pick which and gardening company Church Hill vegetables to plant. “Actually their Landscapes, have college degrees in list was twice as long as we could sustainable agriculture, and Nate is realistically plant,” Stacy said. Asked a Vermont-certified horticulturalto name her favorite vegetable, Mavis ist. They started their ornamental answered, “I like all of them.” gardens with an oakleaf hydrangea Sawyer, who dislikes only parsley surrounded by shade-garden and cilantro, examined a small green

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Mavis adds mint sprigs to lemonade.

FAMILY FAVES Here are a few of Stacy and Nate’s favorite easy-to-grow-andmaintain perennials that thrive in part or full sun in Vermont. • Agastache • Ajuga • Perennial Geraniums • Knautia • Monarda • Nepeta • Stachys

A waterfall graces the fairy garden Sawyer built for Mavis.

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Mavis, Nate, Sawyer and Stacy with their dog, Fergus

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pepper they grew. A mushy hole had formed near the bottom. “When the plant is creating the fruit or vegetable and it doesn’t get enough water, it has blossom-end rot,” he explained. “And we farmers don’t like that!” Mavis added. “This [pepper] was a male, and it’s good for cooking,” Sawyer continued. He knew the pepper was the product of a male blossom because it had three bumps on the bottom. “Female peppers have four bumps on the bottom,” he explained. “Those are really sweet, and they are good for normal eating.” Nate and Stacy want their kids to know how to grow food, to understand the challenges (they spend a lot of time squishing cucumber beetles, cabbage worms and squash bugs), to recognize what a fresh vegetable tastes like and to become confident cooks, said Stacy, who was test kitchen manager at EatingWell for 13 years. “We’re teaching them what we know.” K

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an you name the three branches of government or the five freedoms specified in the First Amendment? Do you know the Vermont state motto? Answering all three correctly earns 15 points in Kids VT’s Good Citizen Challenge, a summer civics project we created with support from the Vermont Community Foundation. Open to all Vermont K-12 students, the Challenge invites participants to choose from nearly 70 activities to earn points. Activities include visiting historic sites, learning about government and lending a hand to help neighbors. Once they’ve accumulated 251 points — the number of towns in Vermont — participants send in their scorecards and evidence of their work to receive a Good Citizen medal and an invitation to the Statehouse in Montpelier, where they’ll meet state officials and be

recognized for their work. The first 100 students to complete the Challenge will also receive a Good Citizen T-shirt. The deadline to finish is October 9. Kids VT has already received 13 completed scorecards, and our editors have spotted numerous Good Citizen participants posting about their adventures on social media, using the hashtag #GoodCitizenVT. There’s still time to take the Challenge! Find a scorecard in the center of this issue, download one from goodcitizenvt.com, or pick one up from our team of volunteers appearing at events throughout the summer; we’ll also be handing out pocket-sized constitutions donated by Phoenix Books. In the meantime, check out some of our favorite images and entries submitted so far! 


ACTIVITY 61: Pick up litter by a road in your town.* Arthur, Joesph and Harvey Neddo

ACTIVITY 1 BONUS: What does the Vermont state motto, “Freedom and Unity,” mean to you? “It means we can be free, but we are united in helping each other.” — ALAN MOODY

“Be free, but work together.” — CHANNING BRUSH

ACTIVITY 46: Draw a picture of a current or past American patriot. Owen Flanagan submitted this portrait of Paul Revere, famous for warning his countrymen of the impending arrival of British troops during his 1775 midnight ride from Boston to Lexington, Mass.

ACTIVITY 5 BONUS: Attend a reading of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” presented by the Vermont Humanities Council. Gabriela Stanciu at a reading of the speech at the Hardwick Farmers Market.

ACTIVITY 44: Write a poem about America. America, America, The great land we love, We look up at the beautiful flag above. You should vote because we take pride in red, white and blue. Do you know who should vote: I think it’s you! Don’t forget, your vote counts, too!

— RILEY AMERIO

* These activities also earn points in the Vermont State Parks’ Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge.

Awesome Merit Excellence Rights Independence Cooperation (Hopefully) America — OWEN FLANAGAN

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Hannah Smiley at Taylor Park, site of the St. Albans Raid, the northernmost land battle in the Civil War.

— CHANNING BRUSH AND EMMA MORRISSEY

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ACTIVITY 8: Visit a stop on the Vermont Civil War Heritage Trail.

America the beautiful country The breadbasket of America lets Americans go munchy munchy We like to go hiking and know we like to go biking. Because we are free, free to be, we can do these things! On the flag you have stripes and stars, Red, white and blue, Stand for me and stand for you!

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America the great United States We were the first to walk the moon You might have heard of our tunes, or you could watch cartoons We are powerful and strong when we unite We fought for our freedom with all our might With all our great leaders we made big dreams That help our country gleam We are the great United States

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ACTIVITY 46: Draw a picture of a current or past American patriot.

ACTIVITY 60: Donate food to your local food bank.*

Holly Whitney drew this portrait of Alexander Hamilton because he founded the U.S. Coast Guard and the New York Post, she said.

Hannah Smiley making a donation to the Milton food shelf.

ACTIVITY 68: Have you been to a protest or rally? Tell us what it was about, why you went and what you remember most about the experience. ACTIVITY 49: Make a poster or video encouraging adults to vote. Poster by Ethan Delorme

These Vermont students have completed the Challenge!

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Addison Moats described a rally she went to after the Parkland school shooting in Florida: “What I remember from it was that a lot of people held up signs protesting. There was cheering, and people talking on a microphone. It was on the town green in Middlebury and organized by the high school students. I cared about the fact that we needed change to happen, and wanted to be with others who believed the same thing.”

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ACTIVITY 57: Help a neighbor or senior citizen with gardening, planting, yard work or other chores.* Alan Moody helps with haying.

Alan Moody, Cabot

Hannah Smiley, Milton

Addison Moats, Salisbury

Owen Flanagan, Salisbury

Kayla Charbonneau, Salisbury

Channing Brush, Salisbury

Riley Amerio, Salisbury

Mercedes Sheldrick, Salisbury

Ethan Delorme, Salisbury

Emma Morrissey, Salisbury

Holly Whitney, Salisbury

Thomas Bishop, Salisbury

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It’s summer, and everyone in the whole wide world wants to head to the beach. Better make that everyone in the solar system! It seems that visitors from all the other planets are here for sand, surf and pistachio-pineapple ice cream sundaes! You can only get them here, of course! But the other planets all have a secret, so after you solve the crossword puzzle, look carefully at the names of the planets. What do they all have in common that Earth doesn’t have? And three of them have an even bigger secret! Can you figure out what it is?

ACROSS 1. The red planet 2. Biggest planet 3. Planet tilted completely sideways DOWN 1. Planet closest to Sun 4. Planet known for its rings 5. Planet farthest from Sun 6. Planet named after goddess of love

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In this month’s issue, we write about a local family’s fabulous garden on page 16. Imagine you had the chance to plant your own garden. What kind of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits would you grow? What would it look like? Tell all about the garden of your dreams — and attach a drawing if you’d like.

The joyful spirit of this month’s artwork was summed up by 5-year-old Rebecca’s submission — a pig prancing in a mud puddle beneath a sparkly rainbow. Amelia, 6, sent us a polka-dotted piggy with red flowers blooming brilliantly in the background. And 11-year-old Natalee made our judges laugh out loud with her drawing — a porker poised on the grill, with the words “Mmm… What’s cooking?” above its head. Enjoy the final weeks of summer, kids, and send us your creative masterpieces again this month.

HONORABLE MENTIONS “A DAY AT THE FARM”

Hayley Sherman, 7, East Montpelier

The winners of annual family memberships to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium are…

5& “The Sparkly Spiral Pig” under Jupiter May, 5 SHELBURNE

“SHOOTING STAR”

Somerset Pierce, 12, Montpelier “PIG’S EYE”

Maggie Goff, 11, Essex “COLORFUL BEAUTY”

Kaisa Remsen, 5, Middlebury “’ELSA THE PIG”

Rye Frances Williams Kaplan, 3, Burlington We’ll pick two winners and publish their names and submissions in the next issue. Winners receive a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop. Deadline to enter is August 15. Send your entries to: Kids VT, attn: Writing Contest, P.O. Box 1184, Burlington, VT 05402.

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“FLYING PIG”

Nella Flood-Pouliat, 3, Westford “GETTING MUDDY”

Lachlan Pierce, 8, Montpelier “TEENAGE NINJA PIG”

Kaydence White, 12, Bristol

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In our July issue, we asked kids to tell us about their perfect picnic. Below, find the winning entries. Sophia and Léonie each receive a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop in Burlington.

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Melissa Jones, 7, South Burlington

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“CRAZY PIG DAY!”

Going on a picnic in Vermont makes you feel like world peace has finally arrived. A fresh meal is waiting for you as you walk through the warm grass. Slowly, you start to sit on the grass. You feel it spiking up, onto your knees. You smell freshly baked bread, followed by smooth, yellow cheeses, and sweet, blood red cherries. A huge bottle of icy cold basil lemonade sits next to 30 pieces of juicy watermelon. You would think it couldn’t get any better, but it does. Behind the watermelon, you see a large bunch of yellow bananas and small cakes. It all looks wonderful. You really can’t wait to start eating.

“Firework Friend” Sélah Joy, 8 COLCHESTER

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Hazel Ritzer, 7, Northfield “MUDDY FIREWORKS”

Cindy Po, 9, South Burlington “PRINCESS PIG”

Hattie Sterling, 4, Fair Haven

TOP TITLES “PINK PIG IN CANDYLAND”

Enoch Freebern, 3, Richmond “THE MAGICAL FOREST”

Lilah Olsen, 7, St. Albans “SASSY SNOUT VS. THE DREADED SIBLINGS”

Mariela Swiech, 10, Northfield

“Plaid Professor Pig” Audrey Neilson, 10 CHARLOTTE

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TIZEN History Suggested resources: ourdocuments.gov, vermont.gov, your local library, your local historical society

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2018 GOOD CITIZEN SCORECARD

CHALLENGE On these pages you’ll find a list of questions and activities

Please complete at least 3 of these activities: 1.

BONUS: What does it mean to you? 5 PTS

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Keep track of the activities you complete by checking the box next to the activity. Some of these tasks you can record

251 points

When you earn — the number of towns in Vermont — send us your scorecard and proof of completion to receive a Good Citizen medal. You’ll also be invited to a reception at the Vermont Statehouse where you’ll meet state officials. The first 100 participants to complete the Challenge will also receive a Good Citizen T-shirt. If you attempt but do not complete the Challenge, send us your scorecard anyway! We’ll send you a Good Citizen sticker and a participation prize. We’ve divided the activities into 7

categories.

To complete the challenge, you need to complete a minimum number of activities in each category, specified at the top of each section. To assist you in your quest, we’ve listed some resources that will help you find the answers you seek.

Mail your scorecard

Memorize the preamble to the U.S. Constitution and record a video of yourself delivering it. Find it at ourdocuments.gov. 15 PTS

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Memorize the Gettysburg Address and record a video of yourself delivering it. Find it at ourdocuments.gov. 40 PTS

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Listen to or read Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” Find it at vermonthumanities. org/douglass. 10 PTS BONUS: Every year, the Vermont Humanities Council organizes events at which this speech is read. Attend one of these events. 20 PTS

Upload a scan of your scorecard

OR

with photos, recordings and other supporting materials to Dropbox, Google Drive or another cloudbased album and send the link to goodcitizen@kidsvt.com.

BONUS: Organize your own event where the speech is

All activities must be completed between April 15 and October 9, 2018. A parent, guardian or teacher must sign off on your work at the end of the scorecard.

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and we can help! Call 802-864-5684, or email goodcitizen@kidsvt.com.

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When your challenge is complete... with photos, copies of recordings and other supporting materials to: Good Citizen Challenge, Kids VT, 255 S. Champlain St. Suite 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Read a chapter book about U.S. history recommended by your local librarian. 20 PTS BOOK

+5 Add 5 bonus points for each activity you or a parent post on social media using the hashtag #GoodCitizenVT.

5 PTS

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related to the rights and duties of U.S. citizenship. Answer the questions and complete the activities to earn points and win prizes. Designed for youth ages 9 to 14, the Challenge is open to all Vermont K-12 students under 18.

directly on your scorecard. For the ones that you can’t, we ask that you show your work by taking a photo, recording audio or video, or attaching additional sheets of paper clearly labeled with the activity number.

What is Vermont’s state motto?

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Visit the Vermont History Museum.

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Visit Fort Ticonderoga in New York. 10 PTS

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Visit a stop on the Vermont Civil War Heritage Trail. Find it at vtcivilwarheritage.net.

INFORM CONVERSE CREATE

10 PTS PER STOP Empowering Vermont’s youth to close the opportunity gap.

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Visit a stop on the African American Heritage Trail. Find it at vermontvacation.com/ africanamericanheritagetrail. 10 PTS PER STOP

Find this scorecard and updates at GoodCitizenVT.com.

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History (CONTINUED) 10.

Visit any of the Vermont Historic Sites including the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, the Bennington Battle Monument and the Old Constitution House. Find a list of historic sites at sites.vermont.gov. 10 PTS PER STOP BONUS: Go to the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site during the reenactment encampment on July 7 and 8. 20 PTS

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Match the wars below with their dates. 5 PTS

����U.S.-Afghanistan War ����Civil War ����Revolutionary War/War for Independence

D. 1939-1945

Please answer this question in a medium of your choice — write a paragraph or a poem, draw a cartoon or picture, or record a song:

E. 1950-1953

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B. 1861-1865 C. 1914-1918

BONUS: Participate as a reenactor.

F. 1955-1975

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G. 1990-1991

Find a monument or memorial in your town. Whom does it honor?

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Add 5 bonus points for each activity you or a parent post on social media using the hashtag #GoodCitizenVT.

Pick a street or park in your town and learn about its name. When was it named, and why does it have the name it does? 10 PTS

CHALLENGE

Government

CHALLENGE

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Saying “I take the fifth” or “I plead the fifth” is a reference to the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, which states that the government cannot make you testify or give evidence against whom? 1 PT

Suggested resources: vermont.gov, sec.state.vt.us/kids, your local library

Please complete at least 10 of these tasks: 15.

Name the three branches of government. 5 PTS

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Name the governor of Vermont. 1 PT

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Name your state senators and representatives. 5 PTS

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Name Vermont’s lone member of the national House of Representatives. 1 PT

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Pass the citizenship tests put together by the Joe Foss Institute: joefossinstitute.org/civicscurriculum/us-citizenship-test. 10 PTS FOR THE 10-QUESTION TEST 25 PTS FOR THE 25-QUESTION TEST 40 PTS FOR THE 100-QUESTION TEST

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Vermont voters elect city or town officers, and approve city and school budgets, on the first Tuesday in March. What is this day called? 1 PT

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Name the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. 5 PTS

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Every four years, voters around the country cast their votes for president on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in which month? 1 PTS

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Name the state treasurer. 1 PT

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Name Vermont’s five Supreme Court justices. 5 PTS

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Name the lieutenant governor of Vermont. 1 PT

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Name Vermont’s two senators who serve in the U.S. Senate. 2 PTS

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What does being a good citizen mean to you?

of completion certificate.

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Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing congressional districts in a way that favors one political party over another. Learn how this practice affects elections by playing Gerry Mander: A Voting District Puzzle Game by Vermont-based GameTheory. Find it at playgerrymander.com. 10 PTS


Media

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Suggested resources: your local library, iTunes

Please complete at least 3 of these activities: Find a copy of your school newspaper or school district newsletter and read it all. 5 PTS

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Find a copy of a local newspaper (such as the Colchester Sun, Stowe Reporter, Barton Chronicle or Seven Days) and read three stories.

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Find a copy of a national newspaper (such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post or USA Today) and read three stories. 10 PTS NEWSPAPER

Find a copy of a national news magazine (such as TIME, Newsweek, Economist, New Republic or the Atlantic) and read three stories. 10 PTS MAGAZINE

10 PTS NEWSPAPER

Find the masthead of each newspaper, the page that tells you who owns the newspaper, who works for the newspaper, and where it is printed and circulated. 5 PTS FOR EACH

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Listen to a news podcast (such as the Deeper Dig from VTDigger.org, Brave Little State from VPR or the Daily from the New York Times). 10 PTS PODCAST

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Read three stories on a local news website. 10 PTS WEBSITE

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BONUS: Hear the station identify its frequency and location.

Watch part of a local meeting on your public access cable channel.

MEETING

Listen to a newscast or news program on WDEV or Vermont Public Radio. 5 PTS PROGRAM

Watch a broadcast of the local TV news. 10 PTS CHANNEL

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BONUS: Find out where the website is based, who owns it and how often it is updated. 5 PTS

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Visit the Vermont Statehouse.

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10 PTS

Go to a city council or selectboard meeting. What were the main items under discussion? 10 PTS

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_________________________ _________________________ BONUS: Introduce yourself during the public comment period and explain why you’re there. 10 PTS

Creativity Suggested resources: Young Writers Project — a free, online platform where Vermont’s young writers can share writing, photos and art at youngwritersproject.org

Please complete at least 2 of these activities and submit your work — or a scan or photocopy — with your scorecard:

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Create a free account on the Young Writers Project website. 5 PTS

44.

Write a poem about America.

48.

30 PTS

BONUS: Submit it to the Young Writers Project. 5 PTS 45.

Write a song about the First Amendment naming the five freedoms it protects. 30 PTS BONUS: Submit it to the Young Writers Project. 5 PTS

BONUS: Introduce yourself during the public comment period and explain why you’re there. 10 PTS

Draw a comic strip that explains how the three branches of government work. 30 PTS BONUS: Submit it to the Young Writers Project. 5 PTS

CONVERSE CREATE

Visit the Democracy sculpture on Main Street in Burlington. 10 PTS BONUS: Why aren’t the puzzle pieces connected? Explain. 5 PTS

51.

The U.S. Constitution was signed by the delegates to the constitutional convention on September 17, 1787. Celebrate Constitution Day, September 17, by making a birthday card for the Constitution or recording a birthday greeting for it. Learn more at constitutionday.com. 20 PTS

52.

Draw a detailed map of your city or town and include your favorite landmarks. 20 PTS*

BONUS: Submit it to the Young Writers Project. 5 PTS 47.

INFORM

50.

20 PTS

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*Also part of the Vermont State Parks’ Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge. Find more info and download a scorecard at vtstateparks.com/venture-vermont.html.

Draw a picture of a current or past American patriot. Explain who it is and why you chose this figure.

WRITE

Make a poster or a video encouraging adults to vote. 20 PTS

BONUS: Record yourself singing it. 46.

Learn to sing the “Star Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful” or “This Land Is Your Land” by heart, or learn to play it on your instrument. Record yourself singing or playing the song. 20 PTS FOR EACH

49.

15 PTS

Apply for the legislative page program (open only to eighth graders; deadline September 30, 2018). Find the application at: legislature. vermont.gov/the-state-house/civiceducation/become-a-legislative-page.

RECORD

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Go to a school board meeting. What were the main items under discussion? 10 PTS

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ZEN Advocacy Suggested resources: Front Porch Forum — a free, locally owned communitybuilding service that connects neighbors at frontporchforum.com

CHALLENGE LLENGE Community Suggested resources: Your city or town website; Front Porch Forum — a free, locally owned community-building service that connects neighbors at frontporchforum.com

Please complete at least 2 of these activities: 53.

54.

Get a library card if you don’t have one already. 5 PTS Sign up to receive your local Front Porch Forum. (Kids can sign up to receive Front Porch Forum emails, but only adults may post to the service). 5 PTS BONUS: Get help from an adult to organize a neighborhood event using Front Porch Forum. Print or send the issue in which your message appeared. 20 PTS Plant a native tree or plant in your yard. 10 PTS *

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Plant flowers in your yard where anyone passing by can see them. 10 PTS

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With your parents’ or guardians’ permission, interview one of the elected officials who represents you. Ask them about the most difficult vote they ever had to cast and why they voted the way they did. Report what you learned. 20 PTS Find someone who disagrees with you about an important political issue and ask them why they hold their belief. What did they tell you? Did it change your view of the issue? How? Explain. 20 PTS Find someone in your family or community who has attended a political protest or rally. Ask them what they were protesting and why. Report what you learned. 20 PTS

66.

Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about an issue that’s important to you. How is writing a letter to the editor of a newspaper different from leaving a comment on Facebook? 20 PTS

67.

Write to one of your elected officials about an issue that’s important to you. 20 PTS

68.

Have you been to a protest or rally? Tell us what was it about, why you went and what you remember most about the experience. 20 PTS

Help a neighbor or senior citizen with gardening, planting, yard work or other chores. 10 PTS *

TOTAL POINTS: I affirm that ________________________ has completed these activities.

58.

Talk with a senior citizen about their childhood hometown. How were things different then? 20 PTS

59.

Talk with a veteran about military service. Why did he or she serve? 20 PTS

60.

Donate food to your local food bank. 10 PTS *

61.

Pick up litter by a road in your town. 10 PTS *

62.

Talk with someone who serves on a board or commission in your town or volunteers with the local rescue squad. Ask why they volunteer and what they get out of serving, and report on their answers. 20 PTS FOR EACH CONVERSATION

BONUS: Do any of these entities accept student volunteers? Find out. 5 PTS

BONUS: Are you qualified to serve? If so, volunteer your time. 30 PTS BONUS: Brainstorm some ways your city or town could increase the number of volunteers and write a letter suggesting them to the mayor, city council or selectboard. 20 PTS

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PARENT, GUARDIAN OR TEACHER

Email: _________________________ Phone: _____________________

Can We Use Your Photos and Audio/Video Recordings? Thanks for participating in the Good Citizen Challenge! We would like to share your experience to spread the word about the Challenge and inspire others. Please have a parent or guardian fill out and sign this release form. Parents: If you do not wish to share photos and audios of you, your family members and children with others, you do not have to complete this form. In consideration of my child’s or children’s participation in the Good Citizen Challenge, I give permission to Da Capo Publishing, Inc. (d/b/a Seven Days, Kids VT) and its affiliates: (a) To use, reuse, publish and republish photographic and digital images and audio recordings of myself, my family and my children (individually and collectively, “participants”), in whole or part, individually or in conjunction with other photographs, artwork and poetry, or any medium and for any purpose whatsoever, including (but not by way of limitation) illustration, promotion, and advertising and trade; and (b) To use the participant’s name in conjunction therewith if Da Capo Publishing so chooses. I hereby release and discharge Da Capo Publishing from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographic and digital images and audio recordings of participants, artwork, poetry and any other submission, including any and all claims for libel.

I am over the age of 21. I have read the foregoing and fully understand the contents thereof.

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Coloring Contest! Three winners will each receive an annual family membership to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. Send Kids VT your work of art by August 15. Be sure to include the info at right with your submission. Winners will be chosen in the following categories: (1) ages 5 and younger, (2) ages 6-8 and (3) ages 9-12. Winners will be named in the September issue of Kids VT. Send your high-resolution scans to art@kidsvt.com or mail a copy to Kids VT, P.O. Box 1184, Burlington, VT 05402.

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OLIVER lives in Swanton and turns 6 on August 4. He enjoys being outside and swimming. He loves tractors, Nerf guns and playing with his best buddy, Reid.

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ZEKE lives in Hinesburg and turns 3 on August 22. He’s an imaginative, caring and talkative kid who loves riding his strider bike, reading, exploring the outdoors with his dog, Teddy, and playing with trains, trucks and Legos. He also likes helping his mom bake and eat banana-oatmeal muffins.

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Meet Ethan Sonneborn, the Bristol teen running to be Vermont’s next governor BY KEN PICARD

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than Sonneborn has never run for elected office before — assuming you don’t count his stint on Bristol Elementary School’s student council. He’s never been employed, other than mowing lawns and walking neighbors’ dogs. And, he’s never even voted, though in fairness, Sonneborn isn’t eligible to do so for another four years. But none of those hurdles is preventing the Bristol teen from making a bold bid for the state’s highest elected office. Last September, the then-13-year-old middle school student announced, via press release, that he was running for governor. He’s the youngest candidate ever to do so in the history of Vermont and, likely, the country. In June, Secretary of State Jim Condos confirmed that Sonneborn had garnered enough signatures to appear on the August ballot for the Democratic Party primary. “People may tell you that your voice doesn’t matter because you’re too young,” Sonneborn told a crowd of several thousand people from the steps of the Vermont Statehouse during the Jan. 20 March for Our Future youth rally. “But the truth is, democracies are centered around the idea that every individual can make a difference. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, or your gender or even your age. What matters is your willingness to speak up and share your opinions with others.”

On Aug. 14, Sonneborn faces three older challengers in the Vermont Democratic primary: James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist and Brenda Siegel. To date, Sonneborn has participated in at least one candidates’ forum, which was held in June and sponsored by the group Rights & Democracy. Regardless of the election’s outcome, the 14-year-old, who will be a freshman at Mt. Abraham Union High School this fall, has already left his mark on Vermont politics. Some of the state’s most seasoned politicians describe him as an articulate and intelligent young man whose grasp of the issues is advanced for his years. “I’ve got to tell you, I really like the kid. He’s engaging, he’s smart [and] he’s curious,” said Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan, who met Sonneborn at a Vermont Democratic Party fundraiser in May. Donovan said he was impressed by the teen’s poise in “working the room” while his mother waited in the wings.

“She was letting him sink or swim on his own, doing what every candidate has to do,” Donovan added, “and I just thought it was a great lesson for this young guy in life.” When Kesha Ram, a former member of the Vermont House and a 2016 candidate for lieutenant governor, first met Sonneborn, she admitted to behaving like “another patronizing adult” by asking him about the “learning experience” of running for office. “He launched right into why the issues matter and what he’s focused on and how we need more diversity of voices at the table,” recalled Ram, who was herself elected to the state legislature at age 21. “He reminded me a little bit of me at that age!” Indeed, while most of his peers are attending summer camps and going on family vacations, Sonneborn is spending his time giving interviews to reporters from CNN, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, People and Newsweek. He’s also traveling the

state — with his parents as chauffeurs — talking to Vermonters about clean water, rural economic development, sensible gun-control legislation and “making sure that we have an economy that works for everyone by raising the minimum wage.” Kids VT recently interviewed Sonneborn on the Bristol village green where, despite the 90-degree heat, he showed up wearing a sport coat, dress shirt, slacks and a tie. Lest anyone suspect that Sonneborn’s parents pushed him into this campaign as a stunt, a half hour with the former legislative page — six months ago he was delivering phone messages to lawmakers he could soon outrank — will quickly disabuse them of that notion. “Actually, my dad has never voted,” he said. (His father, Dan Sonneborn, confirmed by email that he considers himself “politically agnostic” with a “fuzzy voting record.”) How does Sonneborn feel about his father’s lack of interest in politics?


PHOTOS COURTESY OF ETHAN SONNEBORN

Sonneborn speaking at a Vermont library

Sonneborn campaigning on Church Street in Burlington

A year ago, if you had told me that I would be someone who could influence the statewide narrative, I would have told you you’re crazy. 14-YEAR-OLD GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ETHAN SONNEBORN

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exchange. “And, I want to tackle the opioid epidemic with harm reduction, by prioritizing rehab over imprisonment and treating addiction like the disease it is, instead of a crime.” Sonneborn’s policy statements aren’t memorized sound bites that he just regurgitates on command. When asked a question, he pauses first to contemplate his answer, but seems comfortable speaking off the cuff. For example, on the day he spoke to Kids VT, the nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center had just gone on strike. Not only was Sonneborn aware of the labor dispute, he could speak intelligently about the nurses’ demands, and he expressed his “solidarity” with them.

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per day doing “retail politics,” talking to voters at farmers markets, libraries and other public places. Though he hasn’t raised much money, Sonneborn directs voters to his website where they can make donations. When Sonneborn discusses his positions on issues, one can hear the influences of his political role models, who include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vermont governor Howard Dean and former president Barack Obama. “From day one, I would work with legislative leaders to include a public option in Vermont Health Connect,” Sonneborn said, referring to the state’s federally mandated health

How has the Bristol teen taken to his newfound fame? “A year ago, if you had told me that I would be someone who could influence the statewide narrative, I would have told you you’re crazy,” he said. “I’m used to it now, but … it still feels surreal sometimes when I send out a press release and it actually gets covered.” Sonneborn says his biggest challenge in running for office has been “finding a way to show voters that I’m a candidate with practical, progressive ideas who just happens to be 14, instead of a 14-year-old who just happens to have practical, progressive ideas.” To help with that, Sonneborn has sought the advice of another young candidate running for office: Jack Bergeson, a 17-year-old fellow Democrat and one of six teens running for governor of Kansas this year. “We have a solid working relationship now,” Sonneborn said of Bergeson. “We talk frequently about our campaigns.” Sonneborn said that the Wichita teen plans to visit Vermont in August and, possibly, campaign with him. Even if Sonneborn wins the primary, he would still have to defeat one of the nation’s most popular governors, incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, in the November general election. If he doesn’t win, Sonneborn said he’ll definitely run for office again, though his next campaign will likely be for high school student council which, he admitted, “would be humbling” after this year’s highprofile race. As Attorney General Donovan put it, “My prediction [is] this is not the last political campaign for young Ethan.” If Sonneborn were to be elected governor, he would face yet another significant hurdle before taking office: State and federal child labor laws make it illegal for a 14-year-old to work more than three hours a day during the school year. “Yeah, that’s definitely something to consider,” Sonneborn mused. “I would have to look more into that … It’s a bridge we’ll cross when we get there.” K

“People like my dad are part of the reason I’m running,” he continued. “For a long time, there’s been this stigma around … politicians, that they’re all lying cheaters. I want to reach out to people like my dad who say, ‘What’s the difference? Why should I vote? What does it matter?’ Because our process is overrun with big money and politicians [who] support their donors and lobbyists over constituents.” Sonneborn’s interest in politics was kindled when he was just 5 years old and came across an old American history anthology at a yard sale in Bristol. “In that book, I was fascinated by the people who could build coalitions, who were able to bring people together to accomplish a common goal,” he recalled. “The person who personifies that for me is [former U.S. attorney general] Robert Kennedy.” Sonneborn’s gubernatorial bid began as a homework assignment. In the spring of 2017, while doing research for a seventh-grade class project on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, he discovered that Vermont is one of only two states, along with Kansas, that has no constitutional or statutorily mandated minimum age for its governor. So, after “weighing the pros and cons,” Sonneborn informed his family that he intended to run. Naturally, his parents were skeptical — not that their son would choose to be a candidate but that he’d be allowed on the ballot. (Dan Sonneborn, an information technology consultant, and Ethan’s mom, Jenna Sonneborn, who works for a local nonprofit, declined interview requests, citing their desire to protect their privacy and that of Ethan’s younger sister, Julia.) “Once I convinced them that I was eligible, it was pretty smooth sailing,” he said with a smile. During the school year, Sonneborn enlisted the help of family and friends to launch his candidacy. At times, they joined him at a table on Burlington’s Church Street, where he introduced himself to potential voters. Since school let out in June, he estimated that he’s spending six to seven hours

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Magnificent Mammals Day:

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1 Wednesday ADDISON Middlebury Farmers Market: Crafts, cheeses, breads, veggies, eggs and more vie for spots in shoppers’ totes. Middlebury VFW, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CALEDONIA Kindness Rocks Hardwick: Avid artists of all ages drop in and paint rocks with positive messages, then hide these sweet sayings around town. Materials provided; participants welcome to bring their own rocks. Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick, 10 a.m. Info, 472-5948. FREE CHITTENDEN Art Play Day: Little ones and caregivers drop in and get messy with multiple materials to spark imagination. Ages 18 months to 5 years. Radiate Art Space, Richmond, 8:45-10:15 a.m., $4 per child; $6 max per family. Booktivity: Based on the summer reading theme, imaginative kiddos get crafty each Wednesday with a hands-on project. Ages 5 and up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3-4 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE Family Game Day: Grownups and youngsters rally for a weekly round of tabletop fun. Free meals available for ages 18 and under. Winooski Memorial Library, 3-6 p.m. Info, 655-6424. FREE Family Movie Night: A G-rated flick on the big screen and savory snacks amuse film lovers of all ages. Milton Public Library, 6-8 p.m. Info, 893-4644. FREE Five Corners Farmers Market: Downtown shoppers fill their baskets with locally grown fresh foods, agricultural products and handmade crafts. Five Corners, Essex Junction, 4-7:30 p.m.

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Pebble Art Workshop: Clever kids get creative with crafts. Ages 10-12. Milton Public Library, 10-11 a.m., preregister. Info, 893-4644. FREE Special Summer Pajama Story Time: Library lovers of all ages cozy up for bedtime tales, cookies and milk. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 6:30 p.m. Info, 264-5660.

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA CLASSES AT EVOLUTION PRENATAL YOGA CENTER: Have a more comfortable

pregnancy and prepare for birth with stretching, strengthening and relaxation in prenatal yoga — and then bring your body back to balance and strength in postnatal yoga. Join our community of mothers at any point in your pregnancy, and 6 weeks or later in your postpartum time (until baby is crawling). No yoga experience necessary. Prenatal Yoga: Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.; Sundays, 10:15 a.m.; Mondays, 5:45 p.m.; Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8:15 p.m. Postnatal Yoga: Sundays, 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.; Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.; Fridays, 8:15 a.m. Drop-ins welcome, $15/ class, $130/10 class pass, or $75/ monthly unlimited. Location: Evolution Prenatal Yoga Center, 20 Kilburn Street, Burlington. Info, evolutionprenatalandfamily.com. BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU: The future of our nation lies in the courage, confidence and determination of its people. Our Kids BJJ Program promotes selfesteem, self-confidence, character development and a physical outlet with discipline, cooperation with other children, respect for peers and adults, perseverance and a healthy lifestyle. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will help your kids to learn realistic bullyproofing and self-defense skills that they can use for the rest of their lives! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu builds endurance, patience and self-respect. Give your kids the ability to get stronger, gain confidence and build resilience! Our sole purpose is to help empower people by giving them practices they can carry with them throughout life. Remember you are raising children, not flowers. First class is free! Please stop by our school at 55 Leroy Road, Williston; call 598-2839; visit vermontbjj.com or email julio@bjjusa. com to register your son or daughter!

FRANKLIN Community Gardening: Green thumbs enjoy earthy and educational activities. Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., preregister for a day, a week or the whole season. Info, 868-3970. FREE Fit Moms: Expectant mamas work out together, preparing for labor with cardio, strength, stretching and breathing. Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Info, 288-1141. FREE Make a String Instrument: Mini musicians create a craft and explore tension and pitch. Ages 4 and up. Fairfax Community Library, 11 a.m.-noon, preregister. Info, 849-2420. FREE GRAND ISLE Champlain Islands Farmers Market: Growers, specialty food businesses and artisans sell their homemade wares. St. Rose of Lima Parish, South Hero, 3-6 p.m. RUTLAND Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program: Youngsters on summer break gather at the library for weekly events, from art projects to music making. Check the website for details. Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington, 1-2 & 4:30-5:30 p.m. Info, 422-9765. FREE Rutland Farmers Market: Local vendors peddle farm-fresh produce and fruits, handcrafted breads, artisan cheese and more at this outdoor emporium. Downtown Rutland, 3-6 p.m. Info, 342-4727. ORANGE Randolph Lego Wednesdays: Aspiring architects construct creatively while chatting. Kimball Public Library, Randolph, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Info, 728-5073. FREE ORLEANS The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program in Barton: Children ages 18 and under receive nutritious, locally sourced meals at no cost from this mobile kitchen. Food available for purchase for adults. Barton Public Library, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info, 334-2044. FREE WASHINGTON Marshfield Wednesday Morning Program: Vacationing kids soak up storytime, followed by a 10:30 a.m. activity and free lunch. Ages 7 and under. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 10-11:30 a.m. Info, 426-3581. FREE WINDSOR Afternoon Art: Mixed Media & Crafts: Amateur artists engage in multiple mediums and enjoy each other’s company. Ages 5-12. ArtisTree/Purple Crayon, South Pomfret, 1-4 p.m., $20; preregister. Info, 457-3500.

CALEDONIA Peacham Farmers Market: Local vendors spread their wares of organic produce, meat, eggs, maple products, baked goods, ice cream, crafts — with live music and kids activities, too. Peacham Village Green, 3-7 p.m. Info, 592-3118. CHITTENDEN Colchester Lego Club: Mini-makers participate in surprise challenges with interlocking toys. Ages 6-10. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4 p.m. Info, 264-5660. LCATV Young Producers Video Day Camp: Aspiring Spielbergs experiment using film equipment, then create a feature program with Lake Champlain Access Television. Ages 8-9. Milton Public Library, 1-3 p.m., preregister. Info, 893-4644. Millie the Bookmobile: Families stopping by the farmer’s market visit the bookmobile, browse a literary sale and listen to stories. Milton Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m. Info, 893-4644. FREE Rock Around the World: Teens and seniors prepare an international meal together, then compete in mixed groups in a “Name that Song” intergenerational competition. Essex Senior Center, Essex Junction, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 878-6956. FREE

Vermont Lake Monsters: Our own local heroes read stories and sign your memorabilia. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11 a.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE Williston Preschool Music: Lively tunes with local musicians strike the right note among the wee crowd. Second Thursdays feature Spanish music with Constancia Gomez. Ages 5 and under with a caregiver. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m., limited to one session per week per family. Info, 878-4918. FRANKLIN Community Gardening: See August 1. DIY Musical Instruments: Crafty kiddos create music from cardboard. St. Albans Free Library, 2 p.m. Info, 524-1507. FREE Franklin Lego Thursdays: Kiddie constructionists combine their imagination with the library’s supplies. Haston Library, Franklin, 1-6 p.m. Info, 285-6505. Maker Space: Innovative kids drop in during this engineering time, build with toys and recycled materials, create circuits with batteries, lights and motors and check out DIY musical instrument projects. Bent Northrop Memorial Library, Fairfield, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Info, 827-3945.

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Paint What You Hear: Junior artists make masterpieces inspired by music. Ages 5 and up. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-noon, preregister. Info, 878-4918. FREE

EVOKIDS AND EVOBABIES YOGA CLASSES:

Wildflowers Open Studio: With rotating weekly themes, little ones in play clothes check out paint exploration, tinkering, sensory play and open-ended art. Ages 1-12. Wildflowers Studio, Essex, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15 per child; $5 each additional child; unlimited summer membership $75. Info, 662-2001.

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Lake Champlain Chocolates Ice Cream Lawn Social: In celebration of its 35th anniversary, this chocolate company hosts an ice cream social every Wednesday of the summer, with sweet stuff from their new ice cream truck, a guest food truck, lawn games and more. Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Info, 864-1808.

List your class or camp here for only $20 per month! Submit the listing by August 15 at kidsvt.com or to classes@kidsvt.com.

Woodstock Market on the Green: Fresh vegetables, farm eggs, local meats and cheeses, cut flowers, and seasonal fruits and berries represent the best of the growing season, with the accompaniment of live music. Woodstock Village Green, 3-6 p.m. Info, 457-3555.

From Page to Stage: Avid actors choose a book and turn it into a play for family and friends. Showtime at 5:10 p.m. Grades 1-5. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 4-5:30 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

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Wednesday Night Mountain Biking: Pedalers of all ages and abilities wend their way along the trails in a nonintimidating atmosphere. This fun event includes 2.5K or 5K options and a short loop for ages 8 and under, beginning at 6 p.m. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, $4-12; free for kids under 8. Info, 879-6001.

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CALENDAR AUGUST 2 Thursday (cont.) Musical Instrument Petting Zoo: Curious kids of all ages drop in and check out a variety of orchestral, folk and international instruments with help from local musicians. Fairfax Community Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 849-2420. FREE

St. Albans Circle of Parents for Foster & Adoptive Families: Parents share childrearing stories to strengthen skills and build strong families. Franklin County Seniors Center, St. Albans, 5:30-7:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 524-1700. FREE

Fairs & Festivals

FRANKLIN COUNTY FIELD DAYS: Families find fun in ag events and exhibits, as well as an ATV drag race, live music, a horse and pony pull and a midway. Franklin County Field Day Grounds, Highgate, THURSDAY, AUG. 2 TO SUNDAY, AUG. 5, $10. Info, 238-4904. SUMMERVALE: Slow Food Vermont

tastings, live music, kids’ crafts and food-focused activities varying by week promise locavore fun in the sun. No pets. Burlington Intervale Center, THURSDAYS, 5:30-8 P.M. , food and drink available for purchase. Info, 660-0440. TRUCKS, TAPS & TUNES: This community

truck stop features good eats each week, live music and kid-friendly fun. Essex Experience, Essex Junction, THURSDAYS, 5-8 P.M. , free admission. Info, 857-284-4825. ADAMANT CO-OP FRIDAY NIGHT COOKOUT:

Rain or shine, hungry families spread out a blanket and picnic on grill items, seasonal salads and decadent desserts around the waterfall. Adamant Co-op, FRIDAYS, 5:30-7 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 24, $10 per meal. Info, 223-5760. ARTSRIOT TRUCK STOP BURLINGTON: Foodie families enjoy an eclectic array of local grub and live music during this hip block party. ArtsRiot, Burlington, FRIDAYS, 5-10 P.M. cost for food. Info, 540-0406.

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take over the Queen City with mindboggling circus arts, music and comedy at four mainstage locations. Check website for specific schedule. Downtown Burlington, FRIDAY, AUG. 3 TO SUNDAY, AUG. 5, donations accepted. Info, 865-5355. DOG MOUNTAIN SUMMER DOG PARTY:

Canine lovers beat the heat with a summer bash, including live music by Chris White from White Steer. Dog Mountain, St Johnsbury, SATURDAY, AUG. 4, NOON-4 P.M. Info, 800-449-2580. FREE DUCT TAPE REGATTA: Homemade boats constructed from cardboard and duct tape race competitively, while spectators comfortably lounge on the grass. Registration opens at 9 a.m.; races begin at 10 a.m. Hero’s Welcome General Store, North Hero, SATURDAY, AUG. 4, free to watch; $10 per boat. Info, 372-4161.

EAT UP ON THE GREEN AT CAMP MEADE:

Live music, art, food trucks and libations make for a merry summer evening. Camp Meade, Middlesex, SUNDAYS, 4-9 P.M. Info, 496-2108. FREE JEWISH FOOD FAIR: Hungry visitors sample Eastern European, Sephardic and Israeli dishes and decadent desserts, check out a mini craft fair and songs and stories for tots at 11:30 a.m. Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington, SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 11 A.M.-2 P.M., free admission; food, crafts and clothing available for purchase. Info, 864-0218. LAKE CHAMPLAIN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL:

Aquatic athletes, community members and breast-cancer survivors paddle their way to victory on 41-foot boats. Onlookers enjoy lively entertainment, food and children’s activities on land. Proceeds benefit organizations supporting cancer survivors and supporters. Waterfront Park, Burlington, SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 8:15 A.M.-4 P.M., free to spectate. Info, 999-5478.

See Dr. First videos “First With Kids” at uvmhealth.org. Weekly Trail Runs: Athletes of all ages and abilities break a sweat at their own pace in a 5K race, 3K walk/run or 1K kids run. Hard’ack, St. Albans, 6-7:30 p.m., $4-6; kids 1K is free. Info, 524-1500, ext. 266. VERMONT ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR SHOW:

SOBU NITE OUT: Festive-minded folks flock

to the park for a fête of live music and food trucks. Veterans Memorial Park, South Burlington, THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 5-8 P.M. AND THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 5-8 P.M. Info, 846-4108.

NEWPORT’S FRIDAY NIGHT SHUFFLE: The community comes out for a summer downtown stroll to enjoy live music, art exhibits and specials at local eateries. Various locations, Newport, FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 5-8:30 P.M. Info, 988-2611. SUMMER CELEBRATION: WonderArts gets

a summer shindig jamming with live music by Cookie’s Hot Club, a cash bar by the Craftsbury General Store and finger foods from local producers. Greensboro Barn, FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 5:30-8 P.M., suggested donation $10-20. Info, 533-9370.

ORLEANS COUNTY FAIR:

Automobile lovers admire vehicles from yesteryear, with a Saturday 3:30 p.m. parade and an evening dance party in Waterbury near the restored railway station. Farr Field, Waterbury, FRIDAY, AUG. 10 TO SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 7 A.M., $12 per person per day; free for children under 13. Info, 751-9688. NORTH BEACH CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION:

The community parties at the beach all weekend, with festivities including inflatables and face painting from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, a sand sculpture birthday castle, live music, giveaways, a memorial tree and plaque unveiling, an outdoor movie on the beach Saturday night and more. North Beach, Burlington, SATURDAY, AUG. 11 AND SUNDAY, AUG. 12, food and drink available to purchase. Info, 864-0123. FREE SPRUCE PEAK FOLK FESTIVAL: This full

day, family-friendly musical affair keeps summer jamming, with featured guests Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Anaïs Mitchell, and Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival. Vermont buskers fill the limelight from 1-3 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 1-8 P.M., $15-35; food available for purchase. Info, 760-4634.

ADDISON COUNTY FAIR & FIELD DAYS:

Vermont’s largest ag fair includes a barnyard for pint-sized animal lovers, arm wrestling for kids and adults, a parade, pulling competitions, rides, crafts and 4-H shows. Admission includes parking, shows and exhibits. Midway opens at noon. Addison County Field Days Grounds, Vergennes, TUESDAY, AUG. 7 TO SATURDAY, AUG. 11, $5-12 daily admission; $15-45 for season pass; free admission for children under 6; $12-20 for a ride bracelet. Info, 545-2557.

ORLEANS The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program in Newport: Children ages 18 and under receive nutritious, locally sourced meals at no cost from this mobile kitchen. Food available for purchase for adults. Gardner Memorial Park, Newport, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info, 334-2044.

Agricultural demonstrations — from horse shows to oxen pulls — figure prominently in this annual celebration, also featuring arts and crafts, carnival rides, live music, aerial shows and a demolition derby. See orleanscountyfair.net for event schedule. Orleans County Fair Grounds, Barton, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 TO SUNDAY, AUG. 19, $5-12; free for children under 4; $15 ride bracelet; $5 parking fee; $3-5 for demolition derby. Info, 525-3555. OPEN FARM DAY: Families check out this farm’s live entertainment, fresh and locally prepared food, a petting zoo, agricultural activities, educational games and a shopping venue with over 40 vendors. Tail Feather Farm, Middlebury, FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 3-7 P.M. Info, 683-6436. PARKAPALOOZA: Live music, a giant slip

‘n slide and a community BBQ trailer fired up for folks to grill their own picnic fixings make for family fun in the park. Hubbard Park, Montpelier, SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 3-6 P.M. Info, 225-8694. FREE

MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL: KIDS AND FAMILY DAY: Family-friendly

flicks enchant the audience with showings at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. with popcorn, cookies and drinks. Kids activities and games throughout the day add more merriment. Marquis Theater, Middlebury,

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 10 A.M.-6 P.M., $5-10; free for children

under 8; food available for purchase. Info, 202-957-2553. CHAMPLAIN VALLEY FAIR:

OPEN FARM WEEK: This week-long celebration of local agriculture features hands-on farm activities, from a children’s garden party to a morning music session. Check diginvt.com for specific dates, times and locations. Various locations statewide, MONDAY, AUG. 13, TO SUNDAY, AUG. 19, fee for some activities. FREE

VERMONT STATE FAIR: Crowds converge on

the midway for circus acts, racing pigs, a demolition derby and music galore at this annual ag-centric affair. Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, TUESDAY,

AUG. 14, 1-11 P.M. AND WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 TO SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 8 A.M.-11 P.M., $5-10;

free for children under 7; free parking on the fairgrounds; additional fee for midway. Info, 775-5200.

Cotton-candy fun and carny curiosities collide at the state’s largest fair, complete with midway rides, daily parades and live entertainment. Midway opens at 11 a.m. Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, FRIDAY, AUG. 24 TO SUNDAY, SEP. 2, $5-12; free for children under 5; 25% off advance discount tickets available at Price Chopper Stores; ride bracelets $30; additional tickets required for grandstand concerts. Info, 878-5545. VERGENNES DAY: The Little City is big fun! A Friday night art walk and street dance is followed on Saturday with a pancake breakfast, the Little City Road Race, bandstand music, a large craft fair, horse and wagon rides and more. Detailed schedule posted on website. Vergennes City Park, FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 7-10 P.M. AND SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 10 A.M.-3 P.M., some fees apply. Info, 388-7951.


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WASHINGTON Hamel Family Puppet Show & Craft Time: Little library-goers are amused by an animated performance, followed by an artsy project. Ages 3 and up. Waterbury Public Library, 10:15 a.m., preregister. Info, 244-7036. FREE

Kids’ Night Out: While parents take wellearned time off, kids delight in dinner and fun. Ages 3-12. Greater Burlington YMCA, 6-8:30 p.m., $10-19; preregister. Info, 862-9622.

WINDSOR Afternoon Art: Mixed Media & Crafts: See August 1.

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Magic: The Gathering: Planeswalkers seek knowledge and glory in this tradingcard game. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6-8 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

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Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communication: The Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences shares an up-close encounter with talkative hawks, falcons and owls. Young naturalists practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these hoots might mean and how these sounds are made. Ages 5 and up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE

ADDISON Rockin’ Rhythms! with Saragail Benjamin: Master drummer and author Saragail Benjamin brings drums for kids of all ages to bang out a creative story together. Bixby Memorial Library, Vergennes, 10-10:45 a.m. Info, 877-2211. FREE

CALEDONIA Hardwick Farmers Market: Local produce, plants, artisan cheese, syrup and more fill shoppers’ market baskets. Diverse dinner fare available. Atkins Field, Hardwick, 3-6 p.m. Info, 832-603-9334. CHITTENDEN Burger Night: Picnickers bring a blanket or chair to this local feast of grilled fromthe-land fare and festive music. Bread and Butter Farm, Shelburne, 4:30-7:30 p.m., $10-25; season’s passes $25-90; preregistration required this year. Info, 985-9200. Essex Junction Big Latch On: Hosted locally by the Chittenden County Breastfeeding Coalition, this worldwide event honors nursing mothers and supporters with a latch-on at 10:30 a.m. Kids’ activities, face painting and sweet treats for all make this a merry morning. Sand Hill Park, Essex, 9 a.m.-noon. Info, 318-5437. FREE

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FRANKLIN Concert Special: David Rosane & the Zookeepers: This Green Mountain folk-rock protest band entertains the audience during its summer-long Library Benefit Tour to raise funds and advocate for literacy, community and freedom of speech. BFA Fairfax, 7 p.m. Info, 849-2420. FREE ORLEANS Craftsbury Lego Club: Petite ones build with plastic blocks and chat companionably. Ages 4-12. Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, 3-4:30 p.m. Info, 586-9683.

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Family Gym: Indoor playground equipment provides tiny tumblers a chance to run free. Ages 7 and under with caregivers. Greater Burlington YMCA, 10:15-11:45 a.m., $5-8 per family; free for members; preregister. Info, 862-9622.

Foodways Fridays: Guests tour the heirloom garden, then watch as veggies make their way into historic recipes prepared in the 1890 farmhouse kitchen, with different menus every Friday. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3. Info, 457-2355.

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Researchers at the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT) are studying how language and cognition may differ between individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Results may be used to help design and develop education and training programs for individuals with ASD. Who qualifies? • Children and adults (ages 5-75) without a history of traumatic brain injury, neurological disorder, psychiatric disorder, substance abuse, or learning disability • Children and adults (ages 5-75) with a professional diagnosis of ASD—including autism, autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) What is involved? Testing will take place at the research lab in Burlington, VT (although some testing may take place elsewhere upon request). The study will take approximately 3 hours in total. • Participants will complete an initial screening session (approximately 2 hours) to assess eligibility. This will include questionnaires, behavioral tasks, and interview questions. • Participants will also complete a testing session which may involve reading words or sentences, listening to stories, or viewing pictures. • During these tasks, electroencephalography (EEG) may also be recorded. EEG is a non-invasive method of recording brain activity and involves wearing an elastic cap on the head which is soaked in a salt-water solution. • Eye movement monitoring may also be performed while participants perform computer tasks. Eye-tracking is a non-invasive method of tracking the location of the pupil and involves placing the chin in a chin rest to minimize head movement. Compensation: Participants will be compensated $15 per hour for study participation (prorated for partial completion of the study). Parking costs will be reimbursed. Participants under age 18 will receive compensation in the form of a gift card or an age-appropriate toy. If interested, participants will also receive the results of the study. Interested in participating? Questions? If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more, please contact Emily Coderre, the principal investigator, at Emily.Coderre@med.uvm.edu or (802) 656-0202.

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Family Paint Night: Moms, dads and kids take pleasure in painting together with themed suggestions. Davis Studio, South Burlington, 6-7:30 p.m., $25 per person; preregister. Info, 425-2700.

First Friday: Vegan Potluck: Hungry folks bring a dish to share and pursue the store’s vegan-based books. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, Chester, 5:30-7 p.m., free to attend; a portion of book sales benefit VINE vegan farm animal sanctuary. Info, 875-3400.

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Family Jam: With a fun-based motto of “Anything Goes,” kids launch into a variety of instructor-led activities on the water, including SUP disc golf, hula hooping, surf skiing, jousting and various balance games. All ages. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $12 per child; parents paddle free. Info, 881-4905.

WINDSOR Bethel First Friday Flicks: Families flock together for free films on the first Friday of each month. Seating available or bring blankets and beanbags. Bethel Town Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m., donations accepted; popcorn and drinks available for purchase. Info, 234-6305.

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Evolution Yoga at Adam’s Berry Farm: Families drop in to the farm for fitness stretching with EvoKids yoga. All ages. Adam’s Organic Berry Farm, Charlotte, 9:30-10:15 a.m., $10-15 per family; preregister. Info, 598-9093.

WASHINGTON Family Fun Night: Family-focused activities alternate, from a magic show to a hands-on didgeridoo demonstration. See website for specifics. All ages. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Info, 426-3581. FREE

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CALENDAR AUGUST 4 Saturday ADDISON Middlebury Farmers Market: See August 1. CALEDONIA Caledonia Farmers Market: Freshly baked goods, veggies, beef and maple syrup figure prominently in displays of “shop local” options. St. Johnsbury Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info, 592-3088.

Family Art-Making: At the farmers market, children and caregivers check out creative activities led by local artists, with projects including collage and painting. Geared towards ages 6 and under, but all are welcome. St. Johnsbury Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info, 748-2600, ext. 108. FREE

Live Performances BURLINGTON SUMMER CONCERTS:

The lunch crowd soaks up open-air performances held twice a week. Check burlingtoncityarts.org for specific lineup. Burlington City Hall Park, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS, NOON. Info, 865-7166. CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS MINICONCERT IN BURLINGTON: World-class

musicians present classical works from the baroque to the contemporary era in this special series for children and their families. Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester, WEDNESDAYS, 4 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 15. Info, 800-639-3443. FREE

‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’: 18 teen

thespians from the Rutland Youth Theatre perform selected scenes from the Bard’s beloved romance about lovers who are manipulated by the forest fairies. The Gables at East Mountain, Rutland, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 6:30 P.M. Info, 591-0041. FREE SHELBURNE TOWN CONCERT SERIES:

Festive folks relax on summer evenings with live music, a picnic from home, or fresh food prepared from farm fare. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Shelburne Farms, WEDNESDAY, AUG, 1, 6:30-8 P.M., donations accepted for Town of Shelburne Recreation Department. Info, 985-9551.

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home, a complimentary dessert served by the cast and a performance by teen thespians in this annual fundraiser for Very Merry Theatre. Doors open at 5 p.m.; showtime at 6:30 p.m. Shelburne Farms, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 5 P.M., suggested donation $10-25; free for children under 13. Info, 355-1461. WINOOSKI WEDNESDAYS: City folks sprawl

out in the evening with live music, downtown specials and free meals for kids under 18. Rain location is Monkey House. Rotary Park, Winooski, FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6-8 P.M., food and drink available to purchase. Info, 777-1621. FREE

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CHITTENDEN Burlington Farmers Market: Growers and artisans offer fresh and ready-to-eat foods, crafts and more in a bustling marketplace. Burlington City Hall Park, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 310-5172.

Kids Building Workshop: Handy helpers learn do-it-yourself skills and tool safety as they construct seasonal projects. Ages 5-12. Home Depot, Williston, 9 a.m.-noon, preregister at workshops.homedepot.com. Info, 872-0039. FREE

Family Movie Night: Moms, dads and kiddos bring blankets and pillows and relax with a family-friendly flick and refreshments. Ages 6 months to 8 years with caregivers. Greater Burlington YMCA, 6-8 p.m., $10 per family; preregister. Info, 862-9622.

Saturday Swim with Shabbat Songs: Families with babies and small ones share a summer afternoon of swimming, splashing, singing and socializing. Oakledge Park, Burlington, 4-6 p.m., bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share. Info, 864-0218. FREE

FARM TO BALLET AT RETREAT FARM: Art and agriculture come

together in this dance performance celebrating Vermont’s farming culture. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. to visit animals and enjoy indoor and outdoor play spaces. Bring a blanket or chairs. Fare available from local food trucks. Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 5 P.M., $20; free for children under 13 if pre-purchased; $10-25 day of event.

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concerts

music lovers experience an excerpt of the group’s evening concert, with selections and commentary geared toward young audiences, followed by ice cream. East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church, THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2 P.M. Info, 800-6393443. FREE

HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP BROWN BAG SUMMER CONCERTS: Music lovers take

in an open-air noontime concert. Christ Church Courtyard, Montpelier,

THURSDAYS, NOON,AUG. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30., Info,

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LANG FARM FAMILY CONCERT SERIES: Rain

or shine, families spread out a picnic blanket for summer festivities including live music, local vendors and fresh food, a children’s activity tent by Wildflowers Studio and a cash bar. The Barns at Lang Farm, Essex Junction, THURSDAYS, 5:30-8 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 16. Info, 662-2101. FREE

MARSHFIELD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:

Picnickers settle down for the evening with a family-friendly band, a local food truck and the library’s bake and book sale. Old Schoolhouse Common Gazebo, Marshfield, THURSDAYS, 6:30-8:30 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 16. Info, 426-3581. FREE OWL’S HEAD MUSIC NIGHT: Weather

permitting, berry pickers groove to local bands while gathering nature’s little treasures and enjoying a picnic dinner from home. Fields open at 5 p.m.; music begins at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm, Richmond,

TUESDAYS ANDTHURSDAYS,THROUGH AUG. 16; two-quart minimum blueberry

purchase for entry. Info, 434-3387.

SNOW FARM VINEYARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Weather permitting, crowds

gather for a weekly rotation of classical, jazz, swing, bluegrass and rock. Picnicking begins at 5 p.m.; music starts at 6:30 p.m. Food and drink available to purchase from various vendors. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, THURSDAYS. THROUGH AUG. 30. Info, 372-9463.

BROWN BAG CONCERT SERIES: Community

members spread out their picnic dinners and blankets while listening to regional musicians. Food and wine available for sale. Woodstock History Center, FRIDAYS, 5:30 P.M. Donations accepted for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf. Info, 457-3981. ‘TILLY THE TRICKSTER’: Based on the children’s book by Molly Shannon, this musical amuses the crowd with the antics of a mischievous girl who struggles to change her ways. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 10 A.M. & 2 P.M., SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 10 A.M. AND SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 10 A.M. & 2 P.M.,

$10. Info, 654-2281.

FARM TO BALLET IN WOODSTOCK: Arts and

agriculture come together in this dance performance celebrating Vermont’s farming culture. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and farm tours. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner, or purchase locally sourced farm fare. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 6:30 P.M., $20-25; free for children under 13 if pre-purchased, $10 for children’s tickets purchased on day of performance. Info, 457-2355. BREAD & PUPPET PERFORMANCE: The renowned politically oriented theatrical company performs new works, with live music and papier-mâché puppets. Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover, SUNDAYS, 2:30 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 26, suggested donation $10. Info, 525-3031. BURLINGTON CONCERT BAND SUMMER SERIES: Music lovers unpack a picnic

dinner and enjoy a Sunday evening performance. Battery Park, Burlington, SUNDAYS, 7-8:30 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 12. Info, 864-0123. FREE

LEVITT AMP CONCERT SERIES AT DOG MOUNTAIN: Produced by Catamount

Arts, these family and canine-friendly Sundays at Dog Mountain include four-legged agility exhibitions and musical pre-performances beginning at 2 p.m., food truck vendors, games and activities, with the main stage shows from 4-7 p.m. The Stephen Huneck Art Gallery opens at 10 a.m. Dog Mountain, St Johnsbury, SUNDAYS, 4-7 P.M. Food and drink available for purchase. Info, 800-449-2580. FREE MUSIC IN THE MEADOW: Sunset over the mountains burnishes the backdrop for an outdoor concert, with ample picnicking space. Gates open two hours before performance. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 7 P.M. Info, 253-5720. FREE MUSIC IN THE PARK BY LC JAZZ: Bring a

chair and soak up a variety of Swing Big Band music by Little City Jazz in the park. Vergennes City Park, MONDAYS, 7 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 20, FREE CASTLETON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:

Listeners enjoy a live performance under open skies. Castleton University, TUESDAYS, 7 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 14. Info, 800-639-8521. FREE RANDOLPH COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES:

Families, friends and neighbors bring lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of fun, live bands — varying each week from country to jazz — and food for sale by area nonprofits. Gifford Park, Randolph, TUESDAYS, 6 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 21. Info, 728-2380. FREE STOWE GAZEBO CONCERT: Musicians

make a merry outdoor evening. Check website for specific performers. Stowe Free Library, TUESDAYS, 6-7 P.M. THROUGH AUG. 14, donations accepted. Info, 253-5555.


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COMMUNITY EVENINGS AT THE FARM:

Families bring a picnic or buy some farm-fresh fare and Sisters of Anarchy ice cream, then settle on blankets for live music. Gates open for picnicking at 5:30 p.m. Shelburne Farms, WEDNESDAYS, 6-8 P.M. Local food prepared onsite available for purchase. Info, 985-8686. FREE CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS MINI-CONCERT IN GREENSBORO: Small

music lovers experience an excerpt of the group’s evening concert, with selections and commentary geared toward young audiences, followed by ice cream. Greensboro Fellowship Hall, THURSDAYS, AUG. 9 & 16, 2 P.M. Info, 800-639-3443. FREE ‘THERE ONCE WAS...’: This

family-friendly creative performance features professional actors, directors and musicians who share Irish stories of fickle fairies, rowdy ghosts, forlorn selkies and magic-wielding priests. Spice Studio, Rochester, THURSDAY,

AUG. 9, 7:30 P.M., FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 7:30 P.M., SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2 & 7:30 P.M. AND SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 2 P.M., $10. Info,

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NIGHT AT THE FARM: Families spread

out their picnic blankets for a summer evening of live music, food truck fare and the farm’s own Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream. Fisher Brothers Farm, Shelburne, FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 6-8 P.M., food available for purchase. Info, 846-7370.

P.M., SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 2 & 7 P.M. AND SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 11 A.M. & 2 P.M., $5-10. VERMONT YOUTH ORCHESTRA + PHILHARMONIA: Families settle in

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FARM TO BALLET IN ESSEX: Arts and agriculture come together in this dance performance celebrating Vermont agriculture on the farm which inspired the beloved children’s book Sweet Pea & Friends. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase farm dinner fare. Moonrise Farm, Essex Junction, SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 6 P.M., $20; free for children under 13 if prepurchased: $10-25 day of event.

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VERMONT PHILHARMONIC’S SUMMER POPS CONCERT: Under the direction of

Lou Kosma, the orchestra entertains the audience with soloist Marc Dalio, a student performance by French horn player Thomas Bergeron and ‘Traffic Lights’ by student composer Grace Carlomagno. Gates open for picnicking at 3 p.m. Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury, SUNDAY, AUG. 12, 4 P.M., $5-20. Info, 229-4191. MILTON MUSIC IN THE PARK: Families

settle down with a picnic basket and lawn chairs while listening to live bands. Bombardier Park, Milton, TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 7 P.M. Info, 893-4111. FREE

CIRCUS SMIRKUS BIG TOP TOUR IN MONTPELIER: High-flying feats into the

wild blue yonder abound as Smirkus Troupers ages 10 to 18 dazzle crowds with jugglers, high-larious clowns, and airborne aerialists, with a theme of “Vaudeville!” – a celebration of the grand American tradition of variety entertainment. Montpelier High School, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 TO FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 1 & 6 P.M. $16-22; free for children under 2. Info, 877-764-7587.

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‘SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL’: The theater’s youth intensive camp gets the crowd clapping as Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters — including Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat — collide and cavort in a musical caper. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 7

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New Parents BURLINGTON EARLY MONTHS INFANT MASSAGE: This mother-infant group

includes baby massage and postpartum new mama support. The Janet S. Munt Family Room, Burlington, WEDNESDAYS, 11 A.M.-NOON. Info, 862-2121. FREE

EVOLUTION PRENATAL YOGA: Mothers-

to-be build strength, stamina and a stronger connection to their baby. Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center, Burlington, SUNDAYS, 10-11:30

A.M., MONDAYS, 5:45-7 P.M., TUESDAYS, 4:15-5:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, 5:45-7 P.M., THURSDAYS, 12:30-1:30 P.M., FRIDAYS, 8:15-9:15 A.M., AND SATURDAYS, 11:30 A.M.12:30 P.M., $15 or $130 for 10-class pass.

Info, 899-0339.

MIDDLEBURY LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING AND PLAYGROUP: Families with infants

and toddlers socialize and swap nursing stories. Junebug Mother and Child, Middlebury, FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10 A.M. Info, 388-1055. FREE PRENATAL METHOD PRENATAL YOGA:

Women prepare for birth through yoga, with a focus on strengthening the body and mind. See prenatalmethod.com for class descriptions. Prenatal Method Studio, Burlington, MONDAYS, 12:15-1:15 P.M., TUESDAYS, 4:30-5:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, 12:15-1:15 P.M., THURSDAYS, 4:30-5:30 P.M., AND SATURDAYS, 10:30-11:30 A.M., $15. Info,

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ESSEX LA LECHE LEAGUE: Moms bring their

bitty ones to a discussion of parenting and breastfeeding. Siblings welcome. Essex Free Library, Essex Junction, FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 6:30-8 P.M., Info, 879-0313. FREE

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EVOLUTION POSTNATAL YOGA: New mamas

tote their pre-crawling kids to an all-levels flowing yoga class focused on bringing the body back to strength and alignment in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center, Burlington, SUNDAYS, 12:15-1:30 P.M., TUESDAYS, 11 A.M.-12:15 P.M., THURSDAYS, 10:45-11:55 A.M., AND FRIDAYS, 8:15-9:15 A.M. AND NOON-1 P.M., $15; $130

for a 10-class pass. Info, 899-0339.

HOW TO BREASTFEED PRENATAL CLASS:

Expectant mamas and their partners learn the basics of breastfeeding, how to get off to the best start with their baby and where to find assistance when needed. Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH,

8-9:30 A.M. AND FOURTH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 4:30-6 P.M., preregister. Info,

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HYDE PARK BABY CHAT: Parents with babies

mingle, learn more about developmental needs and expectations, and have the opportunity to ask questions of a maternal health specialist. Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park, FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10-11:30 A.M. Info, 888-5229. NEW PARENTS PLAYGROUP: Families with

very small ones support each other, with assistance from staff. Birth Journeys, Burlington, FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAYS OF EVERY MONTH, 10-11:30 A.M., suggested donation $3. Info, 233-7909. BOSOM BUDDIES: New and expectant

mothers, babies and supportive grandmas rally in a relaxed evening, when peers and professionals answer mothering and breastfeeding questions. Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin,

FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 5:30-7 P.M.

Info, 371-4415. FREE

NEW MOMS SUPPORT & PLAY GROUP: Novice moms and moms-to-be get professional and peer support as they adjust to the ‘new normal’ of motherhood. Babies welcome. Rachel Totten: Counseling for Teen Girls and Women, Williston, MONDAYS, 11 A.M.-12:30 P.M., preregister. Info, 448-0075. FREE BOSOM BUDDIES TOO: Nursing mamas of

toddlers and mobile wee ones socialize and swap supportive stories and advice with peers and professionals. Babies welcome. Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 5:30-7 P.M. Info, 371-4415. FREE MOM AND BABY YOGA: Brand-new mamas

and their littles relax, stretch and bond. Followed by a free mothers’ gathering at 11:30 a.m. Embodied, Montpelier, TUESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 A.M., $11. Info, 223-5302.

PRENATAL YOGA: Moms-to-be stretch and bend. Embodied, Montpelier, TUESDAYS, 6-7:15 P.M., $16 per drop-in class. Info,

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MAMA’S CIRCLE BARRE: This supportive gathering brings moms of new babies and toddlers together to foster friendship through unique-but-shared experiences. Yoga Barre, SECOND FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 9:30-11:30 A.M. Info, 595-7953. FREE MORRISVILLE BABY CHAT: Parents with babies socialize, learn more about developmental needs and expectations, and have the opportunity to ask questions of a maternal health specialist. Lamoille Family Center, Morrisville, SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10-11:30 A.M.

Info, 888-5229.

BURLINGTON LA LECHE LEAGUE: New moms bring their babies and questions to a breastfeeding support group. Older children welcome. Lending library available. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10:15 A.M. Info, 985-8228. FREE LA LECHE LEAGUE OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM: Expectant, novice and

experienced moms join nursing experts for advice and support. Enter through the children’s section of the library. Siblings welcome. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10:30 A.M.-NOON. Info, 720-272-8841. FREE BREASTFEEDING FAMILIES GROUP: Nursing

moms (and supportive dads, too!) gather for snacks and advice. Church of the Nazarene, Johnson, THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 11 A.M.-1 P.M. Info, 888-3470. FREE LA LECHE LEAGUE OF CENTRAL VERMONT:

Breastfeeding mamas swap stories and support each other, with a professional available for consultation. Good Beginnings, Montpelier, THIRD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 9:30-11:30 A.M. Info, 595-7953. FREE NURSING BEYOND A YEAR: In a supportive setting, mothers discuss the joys and challenges of breastfeeding children approaching one-year-old and beyond. Good Beginnings, Montpelier, THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 9:30-11:30 A.M.

Info, 595-7953. FREE

TODDLER LA LECHE LEAGUE MEETING:

Moms who are nursing beyond a year share stories and solutions to nighttime parenting, mealtime tips, biting, weaning and other topics. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury, THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1:30-2:30 P.M. Info, 388-0363. FREE BREASTFEEDING CAFÉ: Mamas nurse their

babies, chat and ask for answers from a certified lactation consultant. Pregnant women, supportive dads and older siblings welcome. Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 11:30 A.M.-1 P.M. Info, 349-3825.

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MOMMY GROUP: Breastfeeding peer

counselor Angela Scavo hosts mamas and answers questions in a relaxed setting. Middlebury Recreation Center, FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Info, 349-9084. FREE BIRTH, ACTIVISM, AND EARLY INTERVENTION:

Maria Rossi, founder of The Doula Project, discusses birth activism and early intervention for at-risk mothers with an adult audience. Online, Burlington, SATURDAY, AUG. 25, 8 P.M., $20; free for members of Birth Love Family. Info, 373-8060.

JOHNSON BABY CHAT: Parents with babies

mingle, learn more about developmental needs and expectations, and have the opportunity to ask questions of a maternal health specialist. Church of the Nazarene, Johnson, FOURTH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 10-11:30 A.M. Info, 888-5229. FREE

4 Saturday (cont.) GRAND ISLE Champlain Islands Farmers Market: Growers, specialty food businesses and artisans sell their high-quality wares. St. Joseph Church, Grand Isle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Drum Circle: Saragail Benjamin brings drums for participants of all ages to beat out world rhythms and stories. Grand Isle State Park, 7-7:45 p.m., regular park admission, $2-4; free for children under 4. Info, 828-1532. LAMOILLE Spanish Musical Kids: Buenos Aires native Constancia Gomez shares stories, singing, dancing and Latin culture with small ones and caregivers. Ages 5 and under. Varnum Memorial Library, Jeffersonville, 10-11 a.m. Info, 644-2117. FREE RUTLAND Rutland Farmers Market: See August 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ORLEANS ACT 1 Theatre Workshop: ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’: Aspiring thespians hone acting, singing and dancing skills, through the folktale of Yankee Doodle’s feathered hat. Ages 6-12. Full performance at 4 p.m. MAC Center for the Arts, Newport, 12:30-4:30 p.m., $25; $40 for 2 participants; inquire for scholarship info; preregister by July 31. Info, 334-1966. WASHINGTON Capital City Farmers Market: Veggies, honey, maple syrup and more change hands at a celebration of farm-grown food and handmade crafts. Downtown Montpelier, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Info, 223-2958. WINDSOR Junior Ranger Programs: Fun Adventures: National Park Rangers guide inquisitive kids on engaging nature expeditions, with different topics each session. Call for details. Ages 6-12 with adult. Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 1-2 p.m. Info, 457-3368. FREE NEW YORK Plattsburgh Farmers Market: From honey to freshly baked breads, shoppers stuff their totes with homegrown produce and handmade crafts, while enjoying live music and family-friendly events. Plattsburgh Downtown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info, 518-493-4644.

5 Sunday CHITTENDEN Essex Open Gym: Energy-filled kids flip, jump and tumble in a state-of-the-art facility. Ages 6 and under, 1 p.m.; ages 7-12, 2:30 p.m.; ages 13 and up, 4 p.m. Regal Gymnastics Academy, Essex, 1-5:30 p.m., $8-14. Info, 655-3300. Family Gym: See August 3. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


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Teen Night: Adolescents drop in to do a different activity each week, while socializing and snacking. Milton Public Library, 6-8 p.m., preregister. Info, 893-4644. FREE See Dr. First videos “First With Kids” at uvmhealth.org. LAMOILLE Stowe Farmers Market: Live music and agricultural and craft vendors make for a bustling atmosphere. Stowe Farmers Market, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Info, 279-3444. ORLEANS ‘Bread and Roses, Too’: The community chats about the 2018 Vermont Reads Book and chimes in for a sing-along of labor songs. Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, 7-8 p.m. Info, 586-9683. FREE

Webby’s Art Studio: Yarn Dolls: Inspired by the Museum’s collections, visitors create a contemporary toy modeled after colonial American children’s playthings. Daily through August 12. Shelburne Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., regular museum admission $8-25; free for members and children under 5. Info, 985-3346. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1. Williston Preschool Music: See August 2, 11 a.m. FRANKLIN Stay and Play: Little ones rally for romping in the youth room. St. Albans Free Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Info, 524-1507. FREE

STEM Family WINDSOR Nights: Moms, dads Antique Tractor Day: and kiddos test their Visitors ogle retro farm science, technology, machines from the engineering and 1920s to ’70s, take a math skills with cool tractor-drawn wagon and collaborative ride and participate in projects. Highgate children’s activities. A Public Library, parade of these restored Highgate Center, beauties commences at 6-7:30 p.m., preregCheck out our 1 p.m. New this year are ister. Info, 868-3970. pedal tractor pulls for FREE voluminous list at kids. Billings Farm & kidsvt.com/storytime RUTLAND Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., regular Babies & Toddlers museum admission, Rock: Mini$4-16; free for children under 3. Info, musicians ages 2 and under sing songs 457-2355. and engage in early literacy activities. Rutland Free Library, 10-10:30 a.m. Info, 773-1860. FREE

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CHITTENDEN Colchester Preschool Music: Bitty ones dance and sing to a brisk beat. Ages 3-5. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 11:30 a.m. Info, 264-5660. FREE

Magic Show With Tom Joyce: An audience of all ages appreciates an evening of comedy and magic. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Info, 878-4918. FREE

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Read to Cleo The Therapy Dog: Canine and reading enthusiasts visit with a personable pooch. Ages 2-12. Milton Public Library, 10-11 a.m., preregister. Info, 893-4644. FREE

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Young Adult Book Club: Teens make merry conversation around a brand-new young adult novel. Check the website for the title. Grades 7-12. Phoenix Books Misty Valley, Chester, 4 p.m. Info, 875-3400. FREE

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7 Tuesday CHITTENDEN Book Launch Party with Erin Rounds: This Vermont author and Maine illustrator Alison Carver celebrate the release of their picture book, Charlotte’s Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer’s Field, with a bathing suit-friendly outdoor storytime, followed by activities, snacks and a book signing. Ages 10 and under. Charlotte Town Beach, noon-4 p.m., parking fee may apply. Info, 985-3999. FREE

Dorothy’s List Book Club: Middle readers make merry conversation around a DCF pick. Call the library for the title. Ages 8-11. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4 p.m. Info, 264-5660. FREE

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Summer Chess Club: Players of all ages pursue a game of strategy. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 4-5 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

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Milton Circle of Parents: Moms and dads meet to strengthen parenting skills and socialize, with a focus on guardianship. New Life Fellowship Church, Milton, 6:30-8 p.m., preregister. Info, 498-0607.

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CALENDAR AUGUST 7 Tuesday (cont.) Milton’s National Night Out: Community spirit soars as neighbors gather for food, tunes, children’s games, safety demos and more. Shine your porch light from 9-11 p.m. to show solidarity in crime prevention. Milton Municipal Complex, 5:30-8 p.m. Info, 893-1009. FREE Pet Rock Workshop: Artsy ones get creative with crafts. Ages 4-6. Milton Public Library, 10-11 a.m., preregister. Info, 893-4644. FREE Read to Willy Wonka the Therapy Dog: A certified reading pooch listens patiently to emerging readers. Ages 3-8. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 4:15 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE Self-Care Storytime: The library partners with the Winooski Family Center in this 5-week self-care series. Little ones savor a storytime with a special guest and snacks, while caregivers enjoy goodies and activities. Ages 6 and under with caregivers. Winooski Memorial Library, 10 a.m.-noon. Info, 655-6424. FREE Spanish Musical Kids: Niños celebrate Latin American culture through tunes and games en español. Ages 1-5 with a caregiver. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11-11:45 a.m. Info, 865-7216. FREE STEAM Series: Inventive youngsters make musical instruments and explore the world of sound. Ages 5-12. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE Tuesday Night Trail Running Series: Athletes of all ages and abilities choose between 2.5- and 5-kilometer courses or a short “cubs” race — with a 10K option on the second Tuesday of each month — during this fun evening race. Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, 6 p.m., $4-12; free for children under 8. Info, 879-6001. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1.

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Winooski Lego Club: Budding builders bust out plastic-block creations with the weekly Lego challenge. Free meals available for ages 18 and under. Winooski Memorial Library, 3-6 p.m. Info, 655-6424. FREE FRANKLIN Adoption Support Group: Families facing adoption issues and challenges join forces in a respectful setting. All welcome. Franklin County Seniors Center, St. Albans, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 524-1700. FREE Rockin’ Rhythms! with Saragail Benjamin: Master drummer and author Saragail Benjamin brings drums for kids of all ages to bang out a creative story together. Enosburgh Public Library, 10-10:45 a.m. Info, 933-2328. FREE

Summer Art Expressions: Youngsters explore empowerment, emotions and mindfulness through a hands-on medium. Ages 4 and up. Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center, 1 p.m., preregister. Info, 868-3970.

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Summer Science & Nature With Kurt Valenta: Children discover and explore the natural world through touchable collections and technology, guided by an experienced educator. Ages 5 and up. Highgate Public Library, Highgate Center, 10 a.m., preregister. Info, 868-3970. FREE

Swing Peepers: Families flock to the library for Vermont-made music and storytelling. St. Albans Free Library, 6 p.m. Info, 524-1507. FREE

RUTLAND Chess Club: Strategists of all skill levels partner up for playing. Ages 6 and up. Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington, 3-4 p.m. Info, 422-9765. FREE

ORLEANS Ice Cream Social: The library celebrates summer readers with free books for kids and ice cream for all. Craftsbury Public Library, Craftsbury Common, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Info, 586-9683. FREE

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Norwich Lego Tuesdays: Imaginative architects bust out blocks and get busy. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Norwich Public Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Info, 649-1184. FREE

Ongoing Exhibits

Time Travel Tuesdays: History buffs of all ages learn what daily life was like in 1890 by helping prepare seasonal meals, churn butter and wash laundry the old-fashioned way. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3. Info, 457-2355.

BOMBARDIER PARK, MILTON Info, 893-4644 MILTON AUGUST STORY WALK: Nature walkers of all ages enjoy an outdoor stroll while reading the children’s story Every Little Thing: Based on the Song ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley by Cedella Marley. Through August 31. FREE ECHO LEAHY CENTER FOR LAKE CHAMPLAIN, BURLINGTON Info, 864-1848 HOW PEOPLE MAKE THINGS: This temporary exhibit explores the story of how familiar childhood objects are manufactured from raw materials into finished products. Visitors step onto a factory floor for hands-on cutting, molding, deforming and assembling activities, and create objects to take home. Regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3. Through September 3. FAIRBANKS MUSEUM & PLANETARIUM, ST. JOHNSBURY Info, 748-2372 BUTTERFLY HOUSE: This living exhibit features fluttering painted ladies, monarchs, red admirals and more, including info about the life stages of these winged beauties and tips for creating a home butterfly garden. Regular museum admission, $7-9; free for children under 5. Open until the first frost. FORT TICONDEROGA, FORT TICONDEROGA, N.Y. Info, 518-585-2821 HEROIC CORN MAZE: Get lost! Families navigate their way through a life-size puzzle in the shape of this historic fort while searching for history clues among the stalks. Regular museum admission, $10-24; free for children under 5. Daily through August 26. Fall weekends through October 21. THE GREAT VERMONT CORN MAZE, DANVILLE Info, 748-1399 GREAT VERMONT CORN MAZE: A 24-acre maze of maize lures labyrinth lovers. If possible, arrive before 1 p.m. to solve the puzzle without clues. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; open until 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Through October 14.

WINDSOR Junior Ranger Programs: Short Explorations: National Park Rangers guide inquisitive kids on engaging nature expeditions, with different topics each session. Call for details. Ages 6-12 with adult. MarshBillings Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, 11-11:30 a.m. Info, 457-3368.

Tuesday Afternoon Art Studio: Ceramics: Youngsters create with clay and glazes while enjoying each other’s company. Ages 5-12. ArtisTree/Purple Crayon, South Pomfret, 1-4 p.m., $20; preregister. Info, 457-3500. HELEN DAY ART CENTER, STOWE Info, 253-8358 RECLAMATION: Nationally acclaimed, contemporary figurative female artists display paintings featuring women from their perspective, transforming the way women are currently portrayed. Through August 25. FREE ‘EXPOSED’: National and local outdoor

sculpture of all sizes and shapes spreads through the town of Stowe. Through October 20. FREE LAMOILLE FAMILY CENTER, MORRISVILLE Info, 888-5229 MORRISVILLE STORY WALK: Nature-loving families savor a saunter and a sweet story about a little mouse who strives to save his strawberry from a hungry bear. Through August 31. FREE MONTSHIRE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, NORWICH Info, 649-2200 AIR WORKS: Through hands-on engineering exhibits and activities, curious investigators of all ages examine the scientific properties of air, learn how to move this invisible element, and utilize it in fun and practical ways. Regular museum admission, $14-17; free for children under 2. Through September 3. SHELBURNE MUSEUM, SHELBURNE Info, 985-3346, ext. 3395 PLAYING COWBOY: The formative ways turn-of-the-century performing and visual arts mythologized cowboys and villainized Indians is investigated through popular forms of mass media and entertainment, including dime novels, live stage performances, traveling exhibitions, illustrations, paintings and sculpture. Regular museum admission, $8-25; free for members and children under 5. Through October 21.

Yoga for Girls: Girls ages 12 and up work on body awareness, posture alignment and core strength in a supportive and all-abilities setting. Bethel Moves, 3:30-4:45 p.m., $15. Info, 234-8902.

8 Wednesday ADDISON Middlebury Farmers Market: See August 1. CALEDONIA Granite Rocks: History buffs of all ages learn about local granite lore and put their hands to soap carving. Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick, 10 a.m. Info, 472-5948. FREE CHITTENDEN ‘Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale’: No Strings Marionnette Company enchants the audience with imaginative scenery and puppets, including a sprite, a knight and a 7’ dragon, in Brownell Library summer reading finale. Maple Street Park, Essex Junction, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE Booktivity: See August 1. Family Game Day: See August 1. Five Corners Farmers Market: See August 1. Lake Champlain Chocolates Ice Cream Lawn Social: See August 1. Leddy Park Beach Bites: Families relax during a lakeside afternoon lavish with kids’ activities, food trucks and entertainment. Leddy Park, Burlington, 5:30-8 p.m. Info, 864-0123. FREE Strategy Board Games: Game lovers partake in complicated tabletop pastimes. Ages 13 and up. Milton Public Library, 5-8 p.m. Info, 893-4644. FREE Very Merry Theatre: ‘The Wiz’: This local children’s theatre company gets the crowd clapping. Recommended for ages 5 and up, but all are welcome. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, noon-1 p.m. Info, 865-7216. FREE Wednesday Night Mountain Biking: See August 1.


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ORLEANS The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program in Barton: See August 1. WASHINGTON Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Club: Bookworms in grades 4-7 gab about The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser, and partake in pizza and a craft. Waterbury Public Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 244-7036. FREE Family Fun Night: See August 3. WINDSOR Afternoon Art: Mixed Media & Crafts: See August 1. Woodstock Market on the Green: See August 1.

9 Thursday CALEDONIA Peacham Farmers Market: See August 2.

Colchester Lego Club: See August 2.

Millie the Bookmobile: See August 2.

Ukulele Kids: Musical ones join Joe to sing and play to traditional children’s songs. Ages 1-5. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Info, 865-7216. Williston Preschool Music: See August 2. FRANKLIN Franklin Lego Thursdays: See August 2. Maker Space: See August 2. Modern Times Theater: The library celebrates the end of the summer reading program with a puppet show, prizes and sweet treats. Fairfax Community Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Info, 849-2420. FREE Weekly Trail Runs: See August 2. ORLEANS The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program in Newport: See August 2. WASHINGTON AB2: Books Come to Life: This Active Body-Active Brain class, led by a literacy professional, combines reading and movement. Babies through preschoolers. Waterbury Public Library, 10:15 a.m. Info, 244-7036. FREE

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The Vermont Cub Project

Vermont Teddy Bears are more than fur & stuffing. Everyday we see Bears come to life in the arms of children, and we knew we needed to share this love with our fellow Vermonters. This is why we created The Vermont Cub Project.

10 Friday CALEDONIA Hardwick Farmers Market: See August 3. CHITTENDEN Dungeons & Dragons: Players embark on invented adventures, equipped with their problem-solving skills. Grades 6 and up. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

Through this project, every Vermonter four years of age can come to our Bear Shop in Shelburne and pick up a FREE best friend (up to $39.99). Come be a part of this great new program today!

Eat the Rainbow! A Healthy-Eating Workshop: See Aug. 9,South Burlington Hannaford, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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Extreme Book Giveaway: Kids are captivated by interactive storytelling performed by Duncan McDougall from the Children’s Literacy Foundation. Every child takes home a new book. Recommended for ages 3-8, but all are welcome. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 1-2 p.m. Info, 865-7216. FREE

Teen Volunteer Party: Summer adolescent volunteers polish off pizza. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 5-7 p.m., preregister. Info, 878-6956. FREE

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Eat the Rainbow! A Healthy-Eating Workshop: Junior chefs make and sample colorful and nutritious snacks under the direction of registered dietician Joanne Heidkamp. Ages 5-11; parent must remain in the store. Williston Hannaford, 10:3011:30 and Essex JunctionHannaford 1:30-2:30 p.m., preregistration required. Info, 238-5414. FREE

Music Rocks the World: Ethnomusicologist Dr. Dennis Waring takes the audience on a participatory musical tour of six different world cultures using indigenous instruments. Ages 3 and up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 2 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE

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CHITTENDEN Book launch for ‘Rad Girls Can!’: Author and illustrator Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl, plus special guests Muslim Girls Making Change and Rep. Selene Colburn, share with the audience the release of this collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before turning 20. Ages 8 and up. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 7 p.m., $3; free for children under 18. Info, 448-3350.

Milton PJ Story Time: Small tots in jammies snuggle in for stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3-7. Milton Public Library, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Info, 893-4644. FREE

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CALENDAR AUGUST 10 Friday (cont.)

Kids Music With Linda ‘Tickle Belly’ Bassick: See August 3.

Evolution Yoga at Adam’s Berry Farm: See August 3.

Kindergarten Story Time: Small students gearing up for their first school year come for tales, tunes and crafts. Milton Public Library, 10-10:45 a.m. Info, 893-4644. FREE

Family Gym: See August 3. Family Jam: See August 3. Kids Breakout: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library: Escape artists attempt to slip free from a room. Sessions at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. for ages 5 and up; 4 p.m. for teens. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE

Live-Action Role Play: LARPers create characters and plots in an amazing and imaginary adventure. Middle and high school students. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-5 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

Science & Nature BANDING AND BIRDING: Naturalists-in-

training drop in and get a lesson in tagging wild, feathered creatures, and learn skills including netting and data collection. Weather dependent. Audubon Vermont, Huntington, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 8-11 A.M., donations accepted. Info, 434-3068.

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rides deliver delight to the whole family. Admission includes all farm programs and activities. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, WEDNESDAYS, 11 A.M.-3 P.M. Regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3. Info, 457-2355.

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$5-8; free for children under 3. Info, 985-8686.

TOUR THE COSMOS: This 50-minute live presentation takes the audience on a journey deep into the universe. Ages 6 and up. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 1:30 P.M., $6 plus regular museum admission, $7-9; free for children under 5. Info, 748-2372.

ORLEANS Craftsbury Lego Club: See August 3. WASHINGTON Rock the World: The audience of all ages takes a musical tour of six different world music cultures with ethnomusicologist Dr. Dennis Waring. Waterbury Public Library, 10 a.m., preregister. Info, 244-7036. FREE

MAGNIFICENT MAMMALS DAY: Nature lovers experience the amazing lives of our furry friends through hands-on activities, a puppet show, exhibits and crafts, with special guests of live critters at 2 p.m. Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center, Quechee, SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Regular museum admission, $13.50-15.50; free for children under 4; food truck fare available for purchase. Info, 359-5000.

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Nature lovers of all ages celebrate the importance of clean water by checking out live animal and healthy habitat demonstrations, creating land formations on the Museum’s stream table and more. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, THROUGH AUG. 3, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3. Info, 864-1848.

Music with Raph: Melody lovers of all ages play and sing. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9:30-10 a.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

UP, UP AND AWAY: EXPLORATIONS IN AIR:

Families investigate the mysteries of this invisible element in a day devoted to hands-on science activities including kite making — and flying — and building gliders, rockets and parachutes. Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 11 A.M.-4 P.M. Regular museum admission, $14-17; free for members and children under 2. Info, 649-2200. BLUEBERRY SUNDAYS: A free hot-from-

the-oven homemade cinnamon bun fortifies berry pickers on this one-acre mountainside patch. Children welcome. Knoll Farm, Fayston, SUNDAYS, THROUGH AUG. 19, 9 A.M.-NOON, cost of berries; brunch available for purchase. Info, 496-5685. FREE

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legendary water creature is celebrated with stories of encounters, videos and the original infamous Sandra Mansi Champ photo. Games, music and birthday cake are the icing on the top. ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 10 A.M.-3 P.M. Regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3. Info, 864-1848. STARGAZING PARTY AND WORLD’S LARGEST ASTRONOMY LESSON: An outdoor party to

break the Guinness Record for the world’s biggest astronomy lesson gets going with local food trucks, science experiments and a live VPR broadcast. Head count at 7:30 p.m.; the lesson begins at 8:15 p.m., followed by stargazing with the Planetarium’s meteorologist Mark Breen. Rain date August 11. Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, St. Johnsbury, FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 5:30-10 P.M. Info, 748-2372. FREE

MONTHLY WILDLIFE WALK: Otter Creek Audubon Society and the Middlebury Area Land Trust invite community members to survey birds and other wildlife. Birders of all ages and abilities welcome. Meet at the Otter View Park parking area. Otter View Park, Middlebury, SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 7-10 A.M. Info, 388-1007. FREE URBAN CAMPOUT: Families and friends roll out their tents for a night under the stars with games, a moonlight walk, a campfire and — of course — s’mores. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Casavant Nature Area, Winooski, SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 7 P.M. $20 per tent; preregister by August 4. Info, 777-1621. NESTLINGS FIND NATURE: Preschoolers discover how feathered friends grow using imaginative play, books, crafts, nature walks and activities. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, SECOND

WINDSOR Author Erin Rounds: This local author shares her new book, Charlotte’s Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer’s Field, with eager young listeners. Springfield Town Library, 10 a.m. Info, 885-3108. FREE Foodways Fridays: See August 3.

11 Saturday Addison Middlebury Farmers Market: See August 1. CHECKING ON THE HEIFERS WITH RYAN:

Inquisitive folks take a stroll around this Stowe Land Trust’s conserved farm, check out the dairy operation and meet the cows. Burnham Farm, Stowe, SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Info, 253-7221. FREE HERITAGE CHICKEN DAY: Which came first,

the chicken or the egg? Visitors ponder this big question as they visit feathered friends, study different livestock breeds and engage in farm-life games and crafts. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3. Info, 457-2355. SUMMER MIGRATION BIRD-MONITORING WALK: Eagle-eyed birders embrace

ornithology on an identification and data-gathering walk. Audubon Vermont, Huntington, SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 7:30-9:30 A.M., donations appreciated. Info, 434-3068.

A WALK IN THE WOODS: WILDLIFE TRACKING:

Expert tracker and longtime UVM instructor, Mike Kessler, leads curious nature lovers on an educational exploration. Ages 6 and up. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 1-3 P.M. Regular museum admission, $3.50-7; free for members and children under 3. Info, 434-2167.

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SUMMER CAMPFIRE: Families have fun around flickering flames and meet a special winged guest. Ages 5 and up. Shelburne Farms, THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 6:30-8 P.M., $5-6; preregister. Info, 985-8686.

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admission, $3.50-7; free for children under 3. Info, 434-2167.

This family-owned dairy farm opens its doors for folks to meet the animals, pet the goats and chickens and partake in hands-on, child-friendly, educational farm activities. Boston Post Dairy, Enosburg Falls, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Info, 933-2749. FREE INSECT INVESTIGATIONS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Little explorers glide through

the goldenrod in search of six-legged friends and listen to the meadow music of crickets, grasshoppers and katydids. Ages 3-5 with adult companion. Meet at the sugarhouse parking area. Audubon Vermont, Huntington, THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 9:30-11 A.M., $8 per child; preregister. Info, 434-3068.

participants bring binoculars to search the museum’s property for fluttering feathers. Best for adults and older children. Please bring your own binoculars. Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 7:30-9 A.M., donations welcome; preregistration encouraged. Info, 434-2167. FREE MAKE HAY WITH AUTHOR CHRISTY MIHALY:

Eager young farmhands listen to this local author’s new picture book, learn about making hay, check out small models of machinery and get hands-on with square and round bales. Shelburne Farms, SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 3. Info, 985-8686.


SUBMIT YOUR SEPTEMBER EVENTS FOR PRINT BY AUGUST 15 AT KIDSVT.COM OR CALENDAR@KIDSVT.COM CALEDONIA Caledonia Farmers Market: See August 4. Family Art-Making: See August 4. CHITTENDEN ‘The Very Berry Counting Book’ Story Time: Small ones snuggle in for a summer’s tale by Jerry Pallotta, then savor a healthy food activity hosted by City Market. Ages 6 and under. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 11 a.m. Info, 448-3350. FREE

Burlington Farmers Market: See August 4. Ila Sewell Presents: Cheer Team: Movement lovers dance, learn jumps, chants, cheers and mat skills and play games for strength and flexibility. Ages 3 and up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 1-2:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE KidSafe Community Yard Sale: Folks browse tons of tables filled with household essentials, children’s clothing, books, collectibles and more. Proceeds benefit the KidSafe Collaborative in its efforts to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. Donation times and info available at kidsafevt.org. Vermont Lake Monsters’ CHAMP will stop by to shake hands Saturday, August 11, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $1 suggested donation; free for children. Info, 865-4857. Shelburne Farmers Market: See August 4. FRANKLIN Baby Storytime: New babies are welcomed to the library with nursery rhymes, songs and simple stories. Ages 2 and under with caregivers. St. Albans Free Library, 10:30 a.m. Info, 524-1507. FREE

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12 Sunday ADDISON Pie Social: Home-baked delicacies of the peach, apple and berry variety — topped with a scoop of cold, sweet stuff — make for a delicious gathering with added merriment of live music and lawn games. Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, 1-4 p.m., $6 per piece of pie à la mode; proceeds benefit the museum. Info, 877-3406. CHITTENDEN Essex Open Gym: See August 5. Family Gym: See August 3. KidSafe Community Yard Sale: See August 11, 10 a.m.-noon.

LAMOILLE Stowe Farmers Market: See August 5. RUTLAND Make-A-Wish Author Jamie Heath: This Barre high school senior shares her personal story and new picture book, Wishes Are Medicine, with curious folks. Phoenix Books Rutland, 1 p.m. Info, 855-8078. FREE

13 Monday CHITTENDEN Colchester Preschool Music: See August 6.

RUTLAND Author Erin Rounds: See Aug. 10,Phoenix Books Rutland, 11 a.m. Info, 855-8078.

Kids Learn to Play the Ukulele: Music aficionados singand learn beginner strumming and rhythm skills. Ages 5 and up. Teen session at 4 pm. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 3-5 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE

Rutland Farmers Market: See August 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kids Trade & Play: Families exchange clean and gently used clothing and toys, size newborn to 12. Capital City Grange, Berlin, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $3 per family. Info, 831-337-8632.

NEW YORK Plattsburgh Farmers Market: See August 4.

Make-A-Wish Author Jamie Heath: This Barre high school senior shares her personal story and new picture book, Wishes Are Medicine, with curious folks. Phoenix Books, Burlington, 6 p.m. Info, 448-3350. FREE Musical Monday: Families spread out to take in a movie on the big screen while sipping lemonade and snacking on popcorn. Rated PG-13. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE Queer Care Support: Adult family members and caregivers of queer and/ or questioning youth swap stories and resources in a supportive space. Adults only. Outright Vermont, Burlington, 6:30-8 p.m. Info, 865-9677. FREE

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CALENDAR AUGUST FRANKLIN STEM Family Nights: See August 6. RUTLAND Babies & Toddlers Rock: See August 6. WINDSOR Afternoon Art: Mixed Media & Crafts: See August 1.

14 Tuesday CHITTENDEN Make Your Own Salad on a Stick: Foodfocused families check out City Market’s booth at the Old North End Farmer’s Market for a seasonal snack activity. Dewey Park, Burlington, 3-6:30 p.m. Info, 861-9700. FREE

Wednesday Night Mountain Biking: See August 1. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1. FRANKLIN Fit Moms: See August 1. GRAND ISLE Champlain Islands Farmers Market: See August 1. RUTLAND Rutland Farmers Market: See August 1.

Read to Willy Wonka the Therapy Dog: See August 7.

ORANGE Randolph Lego Wednesdays: See August 1.

Self-Care Storytime: See August 7.

ORLEANS The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program in Barton: See August 1.

Spanish Musical Kids: See August 7. Tuesday Night Trail Running Series: See August 7. Vermont Youth Orchestra Rug Concert: Young classical music lovers meet musicians and orchestral instruments in a childfriendly setting. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 6-7 p.m. Info, 865-7216. FREE Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1. Winooski Lego Club: See August 7. FRANKLIN Summer Art Expressions: See August 7. WINDSOR Junior Ranger Programs: Short Explorations: See August 7. Norwich Lego Tuesdays: See August 7. Time Travel Tuesdays: See August 7. Tuesday Afternoon Art Studio: Ceramics: See August 7. Yoga for Girls: See August 7.

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LBGTQ Drop-In: LGBT+ teens and allies socialize with peers and snack on pizza. Recommended for grades 8 and up. Essex Junction Teen Center, 4:30-6 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

CHITTENDEN Chess Club: Smart players check out this strategy game and improve their skills with rooks, pawns and knights. All ages and experience levels. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 5:30-7 p.m. Info, 878-4918. FREE

Family Game Day: See August 1. First-Time Kindergarteners: Soon-to-be kindergarten students meet their peers, then share stories, activities and thoughts. Everyone leaves with a free book. Ages 3-5. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10:30-11:30 a.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660.

WASHINGTON Just for Fun Film Series: Family flicks entertain viewers of all ages. Visit jauithpubliclibrary.org for movie titles. Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield, 6:30 p.m. Info, 426-3581. FREE WINDSOR Afternoon Art: Mixed Media & Crafts: See August 1. Woodstock Market on the Green: See August 1.

16 Thursday Bennington Battle Day CALEDONIA Peacham Farmers Market: See August 2. ShoeFly Trail Run Series: Fleet-footed families enjoy fitness together in a 5K, 10K or 1M walk/run. Entry includes admission to select Thursday races on the Kingdom Trails and on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the PRKR Trails in Littleton, NH. Kingdom Trails Yurt, E. Burke, 5:30 p.m., $65 for the season; free for children ages 10 and under; preregister. Info, 626-0737. CHITTENDEN Burlington Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Families discuss the realities of climate change, what that means on a local level, and how to transition to a safer and healthier world. Vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 3 and under provided. Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m., RSVP requested. Info, 490-6393. FREE Colchester Lego Club: See August 2.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Discussion: Little literati chat about DCF pick All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson while savoring a sweet cool treat. Grades 4-8. Milton Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 893-4644. FREE Ila Sewell Presents: Superhero Training – Circus Style: Junior heros hone super skills in this noncompetitive movement workshop. Ages 3 and up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10-11:30 a.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE Kick-off/Informational Meeting for Lyric Theatre Company’s ‘Annie’: Theater aficionados meet members of the artistic and production teams for the company’s fall production of ‘Annie,’ learn about casting needs and check out technical opportunities, too. University Mall, South Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Info, 363-4599. FREE Millie the Bookmobile: See August 2. Williston Preschool Music: See August 2. FRANKLIN Franklin Lego Thursdays: See August 2. Summer Reading Program Finale: Lit lovers celebrate their success with cake, prizes and games hosted by The Big Blue Trunk. St. Albans Free Library, 2-4 p.m. Info, 524-1507. FREE Weekly Trail Runs: See August 2. ORLEANS The Lunchbox Summer Meal Program in Newport: See August 2. WINDSOR Afternoon Art: Mixed Media & Crafts: See August 1.

17 Friday CALEDONIA Hardwick Farmers Market: See August 3. CHITTENDEN Burger Night: See August 3. Evolution Yoga at Adam’s Berry Farm: See August 3. Family Gym: See August 3. Family Jam: See August 3. Family Movie Night: Moms, dads and kiddos munch free snacks while viewing a familyfriendly flick on the big screen. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE Kids Music With Linda ‘Tickle Belly’ Bassick: See August 3. LCATV Young Producers Workshop: Up-and-coming directors learn to use video equipment, put together a program and produce a take-home DVD. Ages 7-11. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 2-3:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE

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Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communication: Sponsored by the Winooski Library, the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences shares an up-close encounter with talkative hawks, falcons and owls. Young naturalists practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these hoots might mean and how these sounds are made. Ages 4 and up. O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, 1 p.m. Info, 655-6424. FREE ORLEANS Craftsbury Lego Club: See August 3. WASHINGTON Children’s Author Christy Mihaly: This local author reads her new picture book to small ones about a mother and daughter haymaking duo. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, 10:30 a.m. Info, 223-4665. FREE Montpelier Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Families discuss the realities of climate change, what that means on a local, state and national level, and how to create a more just and nature-friendly world. Dinner and nature-themed kids’ programming included. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 5:30-7:30 p.m., RSVP requested. Info, 229-0041. FREE WINDSOR Foodways Fridays: See August 3.

18 Saturday ADDISON Middlebury Farmers Market: See August 1. CALEDONIA Caledonia Farmers Market: See August 4. Family Art-Making: See August 4. CHITTENDEN Burlington Farmers Market: See August 4. Family Art Saturday: Families drop in and ignite their imaginations with a current exhibit, then get hands-on with an artistic endeavor. Burlington City Arts, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info, 865-7166. FREE Milton Car Show: Old, new, classic and muscle cars line up for an admiring crowd. Music, refreshments and activities add to the festivities. Milton, Route 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2 donation to view; $10 to enter a vehicle; proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Info, 893-4502. Shelburne Farmers Market: See August 4. FRANKLIN Kids Triathlon: Young athletes swim, cycle and run in this event which encourages self-confidence, good health and community spirit through participation. Ages 4-11. St. Albans City Pool, 9 a.m.-noon, $22-30; preregister. Info, 524-1500. GRAND ISLE Champlain Islands Farmers Market: See August 4. RUTLAND Rutland Farmers Market: See August 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


7 DAYS – 4 . 7 5 X 1 1 . 2 5 SUBMIT YOUR SEPTEMBER EVENTS FOR PRINT BY AUGUST 15 AT KIDSVT.COM OR CALENDAR@KIDSVT.COM Story Time with Katy Farber: This award-winning author shares her naturebased picture book, Salamander Sky, the story of a mother and daughter who assist these spotted creatures to cross a road in a rainy spring night. Phoenix Books Rutland, 11 a.m. Info, 855-8078. FREE WASHINGTON Capital City Farmers Market: See August 4. WINDSOR Junior Ranger Programs: Fun Adventures: See August 4. NEW YORK Plattsburgh Farmers Market: See August 4.

19 Sunday CHITTENDEN Essex Open Gym: See August 5. Family Gym: See August 3. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Youth Auditions for Lyric Theatre Company’s ‘Annie’: Budding performers vie for roles in the fall musical production of ‘Annie’ based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. Ages 9-15; minimum age must be met by August 19. See lyrictheatrevt.org for specific info. Fusion 802, South Burlington, 8:30-9:15 a.m. Info, 363-4599. FREE LAMOILLE Stowe Farmers Market: See August 5.

20 Monday CHITTENDEN Big Insane Games: The Big Blue Trunk gets kiddos laughing with lawn games and an outrageous obstacle course. Ages 3 and up. Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 2-4 p.m., preregister. Info, 264-5660. FREE

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Read to Cleo The Therapy Dog: See August 6. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1. Williston Preschool Music: See August 2, 11 a.m.

Self-Care Storytime: See August 7. Tuesday Night Trail Running Series: See August 7. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1. Winooski Lego Club: See August 7. WINDSOR Junior Ranger Programs: Short Explorations: See August 7. Norwich Lego Tuesdays: See August 7. Time Travel Tuesdays: See August 7. Yoga for Girls: See August 7.

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Lego Fun: Budding builders bring out the blocks. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4 p.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE

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Rock the End of Summer: Successful summer readers stop in at the library to hand in their reading logs and receive a certificate and refreshment. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Info, 865-7216. FREE Shelburne Farmers Market: See August 4. GRAND ISLE Champlain Islands Farmers Market: See August 4.

Hardwick Farmers Market: See August 3.

NEW YORK Plattsburgh Farmers Market: See August 4.

CHITTENDEN Dungeons & Dragons: See August 10. Evolution Yoga at Adam’s Berry Farm: See August 3. Family Gym: See August 3. Family Jam: See August 3. Kids Music With Linda ‘Tickle Belly’ Bassick: See August 3.

LAMOILLE Kids’ Night Out: While their parents appreciate time off, youngsters enjoy dinner, a movie and themed activities. Ages 5-10. David Gale Recreation Center, Stowe, 6-10 p.m., $15 per child; drop-ins welcome. Info, 253-6138.

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CALEDONIA Caledonia Farmers Market: See August 4.

CALEDONIA ‘Alpaca Lunch’ Storytime: In the Hardwick Farmer’s Market library tent, the creator of the bestselling Sweet Pea & Friends picture books — and his sidekick Laddie — shares his fourth release, featuring an adventurous young alpaca named Poppy who discovers new foods growing around her farm. Atkins Field, Hardwick, 4 p.m. Info, 472-5948. FREE

Music with Raph: See August 10. 2095 POMFRET RD. | SO. POMFRET, VT | (802) 457-3500

Vergennes Day Fun Run: Fleet-footed athletes lace up for a noncompetitive, half-mile race on the Outdoor Classroom trails, followed by festivities at the city park. Costumes encouraged. Registration at 8:45 a.m.; start at 9:15 a.m. Vergennes Elementary School. Info, 877-2873. FREE

Early Childhood Day at the Beach & Flash Mob: Community members and Let’s Grow Kids host a family day of swimming and sand play, including a performance by Mr. Chris from Music for Sprouts, a Kids Out Loud! flash mob — bring your capes — and an opportunity to mingle and converse with Vermont legislators. North Beach, Burlington, 4-7 p.m., beach parking fee, $6-8. Info, 448-4409.

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ADDISON Middlebury Farmers Market: See August 1.

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ORLEANS Craftsbury Lego Club: See August 3.

RUTLAND Rutland Farmers Market: See August 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. WASHINGTON Capital City Farmers Market: See August 4.

26 Sunday CHITTENDEN Essex Open Gym: See August 5. Family Gym: See August 3. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Zoe’s Race: Community members partake in a 1K fun run or 5K run/walk — plus a 10K loop this year for the race’s 10th anniversary — to raise money for children and families who receive support from the Howard Center. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.; races begin at 8:30 a.m. Oakledge Park, Burlington, $15-40; free for children under 18; preregister. Info, 488-6910.


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27 Monday CHITTENDEN Colchester Preschool Music: See August 6. Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1.

Sensory Open House Saturday, September 15 from 1-3 pm, free See Dr. First videos “First With Kids” at uvmhealth.org. Parent Coffee Time: On the first day of the school year, parents drop by the library for coffee, cookies and conversation. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 9-10 a.m. Info, 878-6956. FREE Wildflowers Open Studio: See August 1.

Williston Preschool Music: See August 2, 11 a.m.

FRANKLIN Fit Moms: See August 1.

RUTLAND Babies & Toddlers Rock: See August 6.

GRAND ISLE Champlain Islands Farmers Market: See August 1.

28 Tuesday CHITTENDEN Burlington Circle of Parents for Adoptive & Guardianship Families: Moms and dads come together to socialize about their parenting experiences and strengthen skills. Childcare and dinner included without fee. Howard Center, Burlington, 5-6:30 p.m., preregister. Info, 864-7467. FREE

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WINDSOR Woodstock Market on the Green: See August 1.

30 Thursday CHITTENDEN Colchester Lego Club: See August 2. FRANKLIN Franklin Lego Thursdays: See August 2.

31 Friday CALEDONIA Hardwick Farmers Market: See August 3.

Yoga for Girls: See August 7.

CHITTENDEN Burger Night: See August 3.

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Kids Music With Linda ‘Tickle Belly’ Bassick: See August 3.

CHITTENDEN Family Game Day: See August 1.

ORLEANS Craftsbury Lego Club: See August 3.

Five Corners Farmers Market: See August 1.

WINDSOR Foodways Fridays: See August 3. 

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commands. Strands of rope lights illuminated the room, creating a comfortable atmosphere in which I didn’t feel self-conscious about my red, sweaty face. That first ride wasn’t easy, but it was fun. Since that day, I’ve graduated to 60-minute classes, but still enjoy the 30-minute sessions when I’m pressed for time, which is almost always. (Have you heard that working moms are super busy? It’s true.) Top 40 songs, ’80s throwbacks and hip-hop bangers propel my workouts and transport me back in time to dance parties with my friends. Going to class has become something I look forward to, for both the exercise and the break it provides from the responsibilities that come with being an Adult with a capital “A.” Contrary to its name, group cycling is, at least for me, an individual activity and offers a much-needed sense of alone time, even with other cyclists around me. Having a kind and outgoing teacher greet me by name can turn my day around. Feeling active and healthy, releasing stress, and taking time for myself all help to boost my mood and give me more patience. That means I’m able to be a better me — and a better mom — when I get home. I haven’t stopped at Spinning. With my renewed stamina and confidence, I trained for and ran in the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon as part of a twoperson relay team in May. That’s 13.1 miles per team member — a distance I hadn’t covered since my running heyday about eight years ago. The race came 23 months after my daughter was born, and felt like a major milestone. My parents brought Virginia to the race. I know she won’t remember it, but I look forward to showing her pictures of us on race day. I’ll remind her of the time she cheered me on as I kept putting one foot in front of the other. 

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anything I had wanted to do physically. A runner since middle school, I enjoyed hiking and road biking. All of a sudden, I was limited. I felt inadequate for my inability to quickly snap back to my pre-baby abilities. Turns out I wasn’t alone. Leslie C. Johnson, associate professor of behavioral sciences at Northern Vermont University’s Johnson campus, has researched first-time moms’ experiences with “postpartum weight bias” — the social devaluing of women who carry baby weight. In a study of 148 women, Johnson and her students found that new moms’ perceived postpartum weight bias related to lower overall psychological well-being and lower comfort in their roles as mothers. Sounds about right, especially in a world where gossip sites laud celebrities with flawless post-baby figures, with headlines like this one from DailyMail.com: “Kylie Jenner flaunts her incredible post-baby body in striking ruched bodycon dress in San Francisco.” Last summer, after we moved from Jericho to Bristol, I joined the local gym, with the goal of integrating exercise back into my life. I grabbed the group class schedule and found that the only classes that fit into my work and parenting timetable were Intro to Spinning, Spinning and Express Spin. “I guess I’m getting on a bike,” I thought. Intro to Spinning, a 30-minute beginner lesson, seemed like the best place to start. I showed up early, and an instructor helped me to adjust my seat and handlebars and strap my feet onto the pedals. My fellow classmates included a handful of older men and women who pedaled and sang along to the upbeat oldies playlist, altering their speed and resistance at the instructor’s

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THANK YOU EMPLOYERS, for making Vermont breastfeeding-friendly. ADDISON COUNTY Addison County Fair & Field Days Addison County Home Health & Hospice Addison County Parent Child Center Bridport Central School Community College of Vermont - Middlebury Co-operative Insurance Companies Counseling Service of Addison County CPC of Vermont Down Home Deli/Market EastView at Middlebury Family Services Middlebury District Office Hill Attorney Holden Financial Services Mary Hogan Elementary School Mary Johnson Children’s Center Middlebury College Mount Abraham Union High School Olympia Sports - Middlebury Rainbow Pediatrics Ripton Elementary School UVM Health Network - Porter Medical Center UVM Health Network - Porter Women’s Health Vergennes Elementary School Vergennes Union High School Vermont Adult Learning - Addison County Vermont Dept of Health - Middlebury District Women Safe BENNINGTON COUNTY Bennington College Circle of Life Midwifery & Holistic Health Community College of Vermont - Bennington Manchester Community Library Mount Anthony Union Middle School Northshire Day School Olympia Sports - Bennington Olympia Sports - Manchester Center Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Stephanie Avienu, BS IBCLC The Vermont Country Store Vermont Dept of Health - Bennington District CALEDONIA COUNTY Barnet Elementary School Buffalo Mountain Coop Burke Town School Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice Community College of Vermont - St. Johnsbury Community National Bank Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Farm Country Insurance Hardwick Chiropractic Kingdom Montessori School Lyndon Furniture Lyndon Institute Lyndon State College Lyndon Town School McDonald’s Miller’s Run School Mobile Medical International Corporation Morrison’s Feed Bag NECKA Parent Child Center New Beginnings Child Care Center Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Olympia Sports - St. Johnsbury Riverside Life Enrichment Center Riverside School Ryegate Small Animal Clinic St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab St. Johnsbury Pediatrics The White Market Town of Hardwick Umbrella, Inc. Vermont Dept of Health - St. Johnsbury District Vermont Community Action Head Start XIP Training Systems

CHITTENDEN COUNTY American International Distribution Corporation Brewster Pierce Memorial School Browns River Middle School Burlington Primary Care Burton Snowboards Century 21 The Martin Agency Champlain College Champlain Vocational Services Charlotte Central School Choice Strategies, Division of WageWorks Community College of Vermont - Winooski Dealer.com Discover Chiropractic & Wellness Center Evergreen Family Health Essex Middle School Founders Memorial School Gallagher, Flynn & Co. Greater Burlington YMCA Hagan, Rhinehardt & Connolly Pediatricians Hampton Direct, Inc. Hilton Hotel Howard Center IBM/Global Foundries Instrumart Kelliher Samets Volk Let’s Grow Kids Lund Family Center Matrix Health Systems Milton Family Community Center Mirabelle’s Mount Mansfield Union High School National Gardening Association Olympia Sports - South Burlington Open Tempo Orbit Hair Design Outdoor Gear Exchange Pediatric Medicine Physician’s Computer Company Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Richmond Elementary School Shelburne Community School Sweet Clover Market Tetra Tech ARD Toys R Us Trudell Consulting Engineers University of Vermont UVM Medical Center - Given Health Care UVM Medical Center - Women’s Health Care U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Vermont Adult Learning - Chittenden County Vermont Public Radio Visiting Nurse Association Vermont Dept of Health - Burlington District Vermont CARES ESSEX COUNTY Brighton Elementary School Community National Bank FRANKLIN COUNTY Abbey Group, The Academy Mortgage Corporation A. N. Deringer, Inc. Bakersfield Elementary & Middle School Ballet School of Vermont, The Barry Callebaut Bellows Free Academy Fairfax Bellows Free Academy St. Albans Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Cold Hollow Career Center Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center Choice Physical Therapy City of St. Albans Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Community College of Vermont - St. Albans Community National Bank

Dickinson & Branon Dental Care Duke’s Fitness Center Fairfax Community Library Fairfield Center School Fletcher Elementary School Franklin Central Supervisory Union Franklin County Caring Communities Franklin County Home Health Agency Frozen Ogre, The Georgia Elementary & Middle School Georgia Public Library Guy’s Farm & Yard Maple City Candy Maple Leaf IT Maple Leaf Montessori Messenger Print & Design Missisquoi Valley Union Middle & High Schools Mylan Technologies Mystic Waters Day Spa Northwest Access TV Northwestern Counseling & Support Services Northwestern Medical Center Olympia Sports - St. Albans Peoples Trust Company of Vermont Rail City Market RAW Fitness RE/MAX Destinations RPM Logos, Inc. Sheldon Elementary & Middle School S. R. Smith Real Estate St. Albans City School St. Albans Free Library St. Albans Messenger St. Albans Museum St. Albans Town St. Albans Town Educational Center Superior Technical Ceramics Town of Enosburgh Train Station Village Hair Company Vermont Adult Learning - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties Vermont Dept of Health - St. Albans District Walmart - St. Albans What A Yarn GRAND ISLE COUNTY Folsom Education & Community Center Grand Isle Elementary School LAMOILLE COUNTY Apple Tree Learning Centers Appleseed Pediatrics Behavioral Health & Wellness Center Bishop John A. Marshall School Central Vermont Adult Basic Education Clarina Howard Nichols Center Community College of Vermont - Morrisville Community Dental Clinic Community National Bank Copley Hospital - The Women’s Center Copley Woodlands Dunkin Donuts Lamoille County Mental Health Services Lamoille Family Center Lamoille Valley Building Bright Futures Napa Auto Parts Morristown Elementary School Morrisville Family Health Center Neurology Clinic Olympia Sports - Morrisville River Arts of Morrisville Smugglers’ Notch Resort Stowe Family Practice Vermont Community Action Head Start Vermont Dept of Health - Morrisville District Vermont Electric Cooperative

ORANGE COUNTY Blue Mountain Union School Center for Northern Woodlands Education Clara Martin Center Creative Spirit Children’s Center Mascoma Savings Bank Orange County Parent Child Center ORLEANS COUNTY Charleston Elementary School Children’s Integrated Services Community College of Vermont Community National Bank Coventry Village School Dr. Dennis LeBlanc Jay/Westfield Elementary School Lake Region Union High School NEKCA Head Start / Early Head Start North Country Hospital North Country Pediatrics North Country Union High School North Country Union Jr. High School Olympia Sports - Newport Orleans Elementary School Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Troy School Vermont Dept of Health - Newport District Vermont Dept for Children & Families - Newport District Wright’s Enterprises RUTLAND COUNTY Assistive Intelligence Avanti Salon Community College of Vermont - Rutland Casella Waste Management Castleton University CHCRR Pediatrics Frogs and Lily Pads Fruition Finery Laughing Child Farm Midas Automotive Systems Experts Miss Lorraine’s School of Dance Neshobe Elementary School Pawlet Public Library Promise Lactation Consulting Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center Questech Metals Raw Honey Apparel Rutland City Public Schools Rutland Free Library Rutland Herald Rutland Mental Health Services Rutland Town School Rutland Regional Medical Center Sal’s Italian Restaurant Stone Valley Community Market Tree Song Doula Vermont Adult Learning - Rutland County Vermont Dept of Health - Rutland District VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Wonderfeet Woodard Marine WASHINGTON COUNTY Aartistic, Inc. Aldrich Public Library Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center Berlin Veterinary Clinic Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Vermont Burger King - Berlin Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center CAPS: Center for Achievement in Public Service Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice Community College of Vermont - Montpelier Community National Bank Children’s Early Learning Space, The Dunkin Donuts - Montpelier

Family Center of Washington County Good Beginnings of Central Vermont Health Center (NEWCCH) - Plainfield Heather’s Nearly New Hunger Mountain Cooperative Institute for Sustainable Communities Main Street Middle School National Life Group Office of the Governor Olympia Sports - Berlin Onion River Animal Hospital Positive Pie Red Hen Baking Company Savoy Theatre Sugarbush Resort SunCommon TDS Telecom Turtle Island Children’s Center Union Elementary School UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center Vermont Adult Learning - Central Office Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vermont College of Fine Arts Vermont Community Loan Fund Vermont Commission on Women Vermont Dept of Health - Barre District Vermont Dept of Social & Rehabilitative Services Vermont League of Cities & Towns Vermont Mutual Insurance Company Vermont State Employees Credit Union Williamstown Elementary School Women & Children First Zutano WINDHAM COUNTY Against the Grain AIDS Project of Southern Vermont Amy’s Bakery Arts Café Bradley House Brattleboro Centre for Children Brattleboro Food Coop Brattleboro Hearing Center Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro Retreat Brattleboro Savings & Loan Brattleboro Town School District Brattleboro Union High School #6 District Chroma Technology Corp Community College of Vermont - Brattleboro Dummerston Town School District Early Education Services Everyone’s Books Family Garden, The Flatter Me Hair Salon Fores Trade, Inc. G.S. Precision Grace Cottage Hospital Guilford Town School District Hermitage Inn Holton Home Just So Pediatrics Kids in the Country Childcare & Preschool Landmark College Marlboro College Mount Snow Ski Resort Mulberry Bush Early Learning Center Natural Patches of Vermont Neighborhood Schoolhouse New Chapter New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) Oak Meadow School Olympia Sports - Brattleboro Omega Optical Park Place Financial Advisors Pine Heights Putney Town School District

River Valley Credit Union Salon 6 Side Hill Farm Silver Forest of Vermont SkiHome Realty Sojourns Community Health Clinic State of Vermont - Brattleboro (232 Main Street) Tami’s Head Lines Timson Hill Preschool Thompson House Town of Putney Twombly Wealth Management United Way of Windham County Vermont Adult Learning - Windham County Vermont Bread Company Vermont Country Deli & Market Vermont Dept of Health - Brattleboro District Vermont Technical College - Brattleboro Vernon Elementary School Vernon Town School District Wellness Services West Bee Nursery School Winston Prouty Center for Child Development World Learning, Inc. WINDSOR COUNTY Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Community College of Vermont - Springfield Community College of Vermont - Upper Valley Corporate Lactation Services Fogg’s Hardware Green Mountain Children’s Center Hartford Memorial Middle School Hartford High School Hartland Elementary School Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of SE VT Historic Homes of Runnemede Lincoln Street, Inc. King Arthur Flour Mascoma Savings Bank Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Okemo Mountain Resort Ottauquechee Health Center Ottauquechee School Southeastern VT Community Action Head Start Springfield Area Parent Child Center Springfield Family Center Springfield Food Coop Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center Springfield High School Springfield Hospital Springfield Probation & Parole Springfield School District Tami’s Head Lines The Family Place Two Rivers Supervisory Union Upper Valley Haven Veremedy Pet Hospital Vermont Adult Learning - Windsor County Vermont Dept for Children & Families - Springfield Vermont Dept for Children & Families - White River Jct District Vermont Dept of Corrections - Hartford Probation & Parole Vermont Dept of Health - Springfield District Vermont Dept of Health - White River Jct District Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT & NH White River Family Practice White River School Windsor Early Childhood Education Center Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union Woodstock Union High School and Middle School World of Discovery NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Mascoma Savings Bank - Lebanon

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ADDISON COUNTY Addison County Fair & Field Days Addison County Home Health & Hospice Addison County Parent Child Center Bridport Central School Community College of Vermont - Middlebury Co-operative Insurance Companies Counseling Service of Addison County CPC of Vermont Down Home Deli/Market EastView at Middlebury Family Services Middlebury District Office Hill Attorney Holden Financial Services Mary Hogan Elementary School Mary Johnson Children’s Center Middlebury College Mount Abraham Union High School Olympia Sports - Middlebury Rainbow Pediatrics Ripton Elementary School UVM Health Network - Porter Medical Center UVM Health Network - Porter Women’s Health Vergennes Elementary School Vergennes Union High School Vermont Adult Learning - Addison County Vermont Dept of Health - Middlebury District Women Safe BENNINGTON COUNTY Bennington College Circle of Life Midwifery & Holistic Health Community College of Vermont - Bennington Manchester Community Library Mount Anthony Union Middle School Northshire Day School Olympia Sports - Bennington Olympia Sports - Manchester Center Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Stephanie Avienu, BS IBCLC The Vermont Country Store Vermont Dept of Health - Bennington District CALEDONIA COUNTY Barnet Elementary School Buffalo Mountain Coop Burke Town School Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice Community College of Vermont - St. Johnsbury Community National Bank Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Farm Country Insurance Hardwick Chiropractic Kingdom Montessori School Lyndon Furniture Lyndon Institute Lyndon State College Lyndon Town School McDonald’s Miller’s Run School Mobile Medical International Corporation Morrison’s Feed Bag NECKA Parent Child Center New Beginnings Child Care Center Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Olympia Sports - St. Johnsbury Riverside Life Enrichment Center Riverside School Ryegate Small Animal Clinic St. Johnsbury Academy St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab St. Johnsbury Pediatrics The White Market Town of Hardwick Umbrella, Inc. Vermont Dept of Health - St. Johnsbury District Vermont Community Action Head Start XIP Training Systems

CHITTENDEN COUNTY American International Distribution Corporation Brewster Pierce Memorial School Browns River Middle School Burlington Primary Care Burton Snowboards Century 21 The Martin Agency Champlain College Champlain Vocational Services Charlotte Central School Choice Strategies, Division of WageWorks Community College of Vermont - Winooski Dealer.com Discover Chiropractic & Wellness Center Evergreen Family Health Essex Middle School Founders Memorial School Gallagher, Flynn & Co. Greater Burlington YMCA Hagan, Rhinehardt & Connolly Pediatricians Hampton Direct, Inc. Hilton Hotel Howard Center IBM/Global Foundries Instrumart Kelliher Samets Volk Let’s Grow Kids Lund Family Center Matrix Health Systems Milton Family Community Center Mirabelle’s Mount Mansfield Union High School National Gardening Association Olympia Sports - South Burlington Open Tempo Orbit Hair Design Outdoor Gear Exchange Pediatric Medicine Physician’s Computer Company Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Richmond Elementary School Shelburne Community School Sweet Clover Market Tetra Tech ARD Toys R Us Trudell Consulting Engineers University of Vermont UVM Medical Center - Given Health Care UVM Medical Center - Women’s Health Care U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Vermont Adult Learning - Chittenden County Vermont Public Radio Visiting Nurse Association Vermont Dept of Health - Burlington District Vermont CARES ESSEX COUNTY Brighton Elementary School Community National Bank FRANKLIN COUNTY Abbey Group, The Academy Mortgage Corporation A. N. Deringer, Inc. Bakersfield Elementary & Middle School Ballet School of Vermont, The Barry Callebaut Bellows Free Academy Fairfax Bellows Free Academy St. Albans Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Cold Hollow Career Center Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center Choice Physical Therapy City of St. Albans Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center Community College of Vermont - St. Albans Community National Bank

Dickinson & Branon Dental Care Duke’s Fitness Center Fairfax Community Library Fairfield Center School Fletcher Elementary School Franklin Central Supervisory Union Franklin County Caring Communities Franklin County Home Health Agency Frozen Ogre, The Georgia Elementary & Middle School Georgia Public Library Guy’s Farm & Yard Maple City Candy Maple Leaf IT Maple Leaf Montessori Messenger Print & Design Missisquoi Valley Union Middle & High Schools Mylan Technologies Mystic Waters Day Spa Northwest Access TV Northwestern Counseling & Support Services Northwestern Medical Center Olympia Sports - St. Albans Peoples Trust Company of Vermont Rail City Market RAW Fitness RE/MAX Destinations RPM Logos, Inc. Sheldon Elementary & Middle School S. R. Smith Real Estate St. Albans City School St. Albans Free Library St. Albans Messenger St. Albans Museum St. Albans Town St. Albans Town Educational Center Superior Technical Ceramics Town of Enosburgh Train Station Village Hair Company Vermont Adult Learning - Franklin & Grand Isle Counties Vermont Dept of Health - St. Albans District Walmart - St. Albans What A Yarn GRAND ISLE COUNTY Folsom Education & Community Center Grand Isle Elementary School LAMOILLE COUNTY Apple Tree Learning Centers Appleseed Pediatrics Behavioral Health & Wellness Center Bishop John A. Marshall School Central Vermont Adult Basic Education Clarina Howard Nichols Center Community College of Vermont - Morrisville Community Dental Clinic Community National Bank Copley Hospital - The Women’s Center Copley Woodlands Dunkin Donuts Lamoille County Mental Health Services Lamoille Family Center Lamoille Valley Building Bright Futures Napa Auto Parts Morristown Elementary School Morrisville Family Health Center Neurology Clinic Olympia Sports - Morrisville River Arts of Morrisville Smugglers’ Notch Resort Stowe Family Practice Vermont Community Action Head Start Vermont Dept of Health - Morrisville District Vermont Electric Cooperative

ORANGE COUNTY Blue Mountain Union School Center for Northern Woodlands Education Clara Martin Center Creative Spirit Children’s Center Mascoma Savings Bank Orange County Parent Child Center ORLEANS COUNTY Charleston Elementary School Children’s Integrated Services Community College of Vermont Community National Bank Coventry Village School Dr. Dennis LeBlanc Jay/Westfield Elementary School Lake Region Union High School NEKCA Head Start / Early Head Start North Country Hospital North Country Pediatrics North Country Union High School North Country Union Jr. High School Olympia Sports - Newport Orleans Elementary School Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Troy School Vermont Dept of Health - Newport District Vermont Dept for Children & Families - Newport District Wright’s Enterprises RUTLAND COUNTY Assistive Intelligence Avanti Salon Community College of Vermont - Rutland Casella Waste Management Castleton University CHCRR Pediatrics Frogs and Lily Pads Fruition Finery Laughing Child Farm Midas Automotive Systems Experts Miss Lorraine’s School of Dance Neshobe Elementary School Pawlet Public Library Promise Lactation Consulting Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center Questech Metals Raw Honey Apparel Rutland City Public Schools Rutland Free Library Rutland Herald Rutland Mental Health Services Rutland Town School Rutland Regional Medical Center Sal’s Italian Restaurant Stone Valley Community Market Tree Song Doula Vermont Adult Learning - Rutland County Vermont Dept of Health - Rutland District VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Wonderfeet Woodard Marine WASHINGTON COUNTY Aartistic, Inc. Aldrich Public Library Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center Berlin Veterinary Clinic Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Vermont Burger King - Berlin Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center CAPS: Center for Achievement in Public Service Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice Community College of Vermont - Montpelier Community National Bank Children’s Early Learning Space, The Dunkin Donuts - Montpelier

Family Center of Washington County Good Beginnings of Central Vermont Health Center (NEWCCH) - Plainfield Heather’s Nearly New Hunger Mountain Cooperative Institute for Sustainable Communities Main Street Middle School National Life Group Office of the Governor Olympia Sports - Berlin Onion River Animal Hospital Positive Pie Red Hen Baking Company Savoy Theatre Sugarbush Resort SunCommon TDS Telecom Turtle Island Children’s Center Union Elementary School UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center Vermont Adult Learning - Central Office Vermont Chamber of Commerce Vermont College of Fine Arts Vermont Community Loan Fund Vermont Commission on Women Vermont Dept of Health - Barre District Vermont Dept of Social & Rehabilitative Services Vermont League of Cities & Towns Vermont Mutual Insurance Company Vermont State Employees Credit Union Williamstown Elementary School Women & Children First Zutano WINDHAM COUNTY Against the Grain AIDS Project of Southern Vermont Amy’s Bakery Arts Café Bradley House Brattleboro Centre for Children Brattleboro Food Coop Brattleboro Hearing Center Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Brattleboro Retreat Brattleboro Savings & Loan Brattleboro Town School District Brattleboro Union High School #6 District Chroma Technology Corp Community College of Vermont - Brattleboro Dummerston Town School District Early Education Services Everyone’s Books Family Garden, The Flatter Me Hair Salon Fores Trade, Inc. G.S. Precision Grace Cottage Hospital Guilford Town School District Hermitage Inn Holton Home Just So Pediatrics Kids in the Country Childcare & Preschool Landmark College Marlboro College Mount Snow Ski Resort Mulberry Bush Early Learning Center Natural Patches of Vermont Neighborhood Schoolhouse New Chapter New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) Oak Meadow School Olympia Sports - Brattleboro Omega Optical Park Place Financial Advisors Pine Heights Putney Town School District

River Valley Credit Union Salon 6 Side Hill Farm Silver Forest of Vermont SkiHome Realty Sojourns Community Health Clinic State of Vermont - Brattleboro (232 Main Street) Tami’s Head Lines Timson Hill Preschool Thompson House Town of Putney Twombly Wealth Management United Way of Windham County Vermont Adult Learning - Windham County Vermont Bread Company Vermont Country Deli & Market Vermont Dept of Health - Brattleboro District Vermont Technical College - Brattleboro Vernon Elementary School Vernon Town School District Wellness Services West Bee Nursery School Winston Prouty Center for Child Development World Learning, Inc. WINDSOR COUNTY Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community Community College of Vermont - Springfield Community College of Vermont - Upper Valley Corporate Lactation Services Fogg’s Hardware Green Mountain Children’s Center Hartford Memorial Middle School Hartford High School Hartland Elementary School Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of SE VT Historic Homes of Runnemede Lincoln Street, Inc. King Arthur Flour Mascoma Savings Bank Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Okemo Mountain Resort Ottauquechee Health Center Ottauquechee School Southeastern VT Community Action Head Start Springfield Area Parent Child Center Springfield Family Center Springfield Food Coop Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center Springfield High School Springfield Hospital Springfield Probation & Parole Springfield School District Tami’s Head Lines The Family Place Two Rivers Supervisory Union Upper Valley Haven Veremedy Pet Hospital Vermont Adult Learning - Windsor County Vermont Dept for Children & Families - Springfield Vermont Dept for Children & Families - White River Jct District Vermont Dept of Corrections - Hartford Probation & Parole Vermont Dept of Health - Springfield District Vermont Dept of Health - White River Jct District Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT & NH White River Family Practice White River School Windsor Early Childhood Education Center Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union Woodstock Union High School and Middle School World of Discovery NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Mascoma Savings Bank - Lebanon

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