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October 2017
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Events for October 2017
2 logo Halloween Reading Raffle at Jeudevine Library
Time: All month
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The Halloween Reading Raffle for kids, teens & adults at the Jeudevine Library begins October 2nd. Pick up raffle tickets at the check-out desk! You get one raffle entry for each library book you read, (or someone reads to you). You can keep reading until Halloween Night, Oct. 31, but be sure you have given your raffle tickets into the librarians! Winners will be drawn at 7 PM at The Haunted Library. There will be 8 winners will be chosen: 4 kids, 2 teens & 2 adults. Winners receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Galaxy Book Shop. This will be the 16th Annual Haunted Library which will open its doors to trickers or treaters on Halloween Night at 5 PM. This year visitors will walk into The Land of Stories. You can check out these books by Chris Colfer at the library during the month of October. The program is co-sponsored with the Hardwick Recreation Department.
Extra Info: For more information call the Jeudevine Library at 472-5948
3 logo "Full Vermonty" Reading with Jeff Danziger and Bill Mares
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: Mixing outrageous humor with sincere outrage, Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger have created The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump. The book is a collection of essays and cartoons by Mares and Danziger as well as from colleagues around the state. Bill Mares and Jeff Danziger will discuss their new book and sign copies for fans at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 7 p.m.
Extra Info: Call 472-5533 or visit
4 CVSWMD Public Meeting for Public Feedback
Time: 6:00PM-6:30PM
Price: Free
Location: Montpelier Chamber of Commerce
Description: Please park next door at the Northfield Savings Bank. CVSWMD is holding a public meeting to get feedback from residents, business owners and our partners on new and existing CVSWMD programs. We want to hear how we are doing and your ideas for programming. Light refreshments will be served. Information on CVSWMD programs and the organization can be found at Written comments and ideas can be sent to no later than Tuesday, October 5 at noon.
Extra Info: Contact Cathleen Gent, Planning Analyst at, with questions.
7 Fall Foliage Craft Fair
Time: 9-4
Price: Free
Location: Hardwick Elementary School 135 S. Main St. Hardwick
Description: The Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce presents it's 34th annual Fall Foliage Craft Fair. The fair features jewelry, candles, clothing, photography, greeting cards, fiber arts and other fine arts and crafts. Snacks and lunches will be on sale all day. A $25 Shopping Spree Drawing will be held at 11 am -1 pm – 3 pm. You must be present to win. Don't miss the Open House hosted by The Hardwick Historical Society from 10-3 at the restored train depot on Church St.
Extra Info: Further information - 802-472-5906. Check on our Facebook Page - Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce
7 Rick & the All-Star Ramblers
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $5-$25
Location: Highland Center for the Arts 2875 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841
Description: A Rick & The All-Star Ramblers Western Swing Band performance is a high energy, entertaining and dance-able trip back to a Vermont of a simpler, more musical day. A time of live radio, touring musical revues and family values. A Rambler show is fraught with Vermont-grown original music, classic western swing chestnuts and top-notch musicianship. Together Rick & The Ramblers deliver an exceptional musical experience, loaded with laughs, musical memories, surprises and sweet harmonies. Visit
Time: 2 PM
Price: Free
Location: Memorial Building, 20 Church Street, Hardwick (Town Office Building, second floor)
Description: MIGRATION, an immersive film about the lives of Mongolia’s reindeer herders will be shown on Sat. Oct. 7 at 2 pm at the Memorial Building (the Hardwick Town Office Building) in Hardwick, followed by a Q&A with the director, Sas Carey. The film immerses the viewer in the arduous journey Dukha reindeer herders embark on each year traveling through Mongolia’s pristine wilderness to reach their summer encampment. To the Dukha, reindeer are the core of their existence. They are ridden, packed with goods, milked, and, when needed, honored and sacrificed for food. MIGRATION travels with the nomads in their annual journey from their spring camp in the taiga forest to their summer camp in the tundra in order to provide rich pasture for the reindeer. This experiential film preserves the unique lives and lifestyles of reindeer herders just as they exist today. “I really enjoyed the great audience at Jeudevine last time when I showed Ceremony and look forward to it again," says director Sas Carey, “when people in US can meet the Dukha reindeer herders and witness their life which honors the earth.” Carey is also the director of Nomadicare, a non-profit that supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples in Mongolia by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic life ways, lore, and heart songs. A trailer for MIGRATION can be viewed at Migration has won three awards at film festivals: The Earth’s Choice Award (top award) for the Earth Day Festival, San Francisco, April 2016 The best scientific audiovisual documentary at the Parnu (Estonia) XXX Film Festival July 2016 Honorable Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fall 2016
Extra Info: The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Jeudevine Library. There will be refreshments. For more information call the library at 472-5948.
7 Classic Rewind Band Dance - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Time: 8:00pm - Midnight
Price: $7.00 per person at the door
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7 North Main St. Hardwick
Description: Come Join the American Legion Family at Hardwick Post#7 on Saturday October 7th from 8:00 pm - Midnight for CLASSIC REWIND! This four-member band features both male & female vocals and plays some of of the best music of both classic country and rock! For just $7.00 at the door you can dance the night away and enjoy drinks from our cash bar for those 21 & over with a valid photo ID. This dance is open to the public so bring your friends family & neighbors and support your local American Legion while they help to support our Veterans, military, their families and the community.
Extra Info: For more information contact the American Legion at 802-472-6143
7 Grow Your Own: fresh harvest, fresh food
Time: 11:30 to 1:30
Price: free (reservation mandatory)
Location: Atkins Field, 100 Granite Street, Hardwick, Vermont
Description: Grow Your Own will host a workshop to explore making vegetable stew and cheesy polenta. This workshop will be held at Atkins Field on October 7 from 11:30 to 1:30. We will also press apples for cider, bring foraged apples if you can. This workshop will be led by Ruby Baker and Katharine Ingram. There will be a shared meal, and children are welcome. Registration is mandatory by October 4. To register call the Hardwick Area Food Pantry at 802-472-5940. Grow Your Own is a project of the pantry, NEK Kids on the Move and the Center for an Agricultural Economy. The mission is to increase food independence, better health and wellbeing through shared knowledge and experience. For more information, contact CAE Community Programs Manager Bethany M. Dunbar at
7 Global Cardboard Challenge
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Price: Free!
Location: WonderArts Program Space, 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT
Description: In 2012, a 10-year-old boy inspired the world in a short documentary called Caine's Arcade. His imagination and innovation brought the Imagination Foundation ( together to inspire international projects. This year, WonderArts is an imagination ambassador! We will be hosting our very own maker day on October 7th. There will be loads of cardboard, snacks, and games. Come make an arcade game and play games! This event is fun for the whole family!
Extra Info: Questions? Contact or call 802.533.9370 The WonderArts Program Space in the basement of the Greensboro United Church
10 Let's Talk Film: Denial
Time: 6:45 to 8:30 pm
Price: Free!
Location: Sterling College, Common House
Description: "Denial" intertwines and tackles two important issues, climate change, and gender identity struggles. One global and one personal, at first glance these issues seem miles apart but are ultimately united by the struggles of one man confronting problems everyone else would rather ignore. Denial emerges as a common theme linking these issues and reveals all the ways we lie to ourselves even when faced with overwhelming facts. Dir: Derek Hallquist, Anoosh Tertzakian. Running time 92 minutes. The film is followed by a discussion and refreshments! The following program contains mature content and themes. Viewer discretion is advised. The Let's Talk Film Series is presented by WonderArts Vermont and focuses on providing relevant conversations around safety, health, and social justice. The series is supported in part by the New England Grassroots Fund and is in partnership with Vermont PBS and Sterling College For more information about programs and events visit or call 802-533-9370
Extra Info: For more information email
11 Naturalist, Author, & Photography Mary Hollard
Time: 6:30pm
Price: Free.
Location: Woodbury Town Hall
Description: Naturalist, Photographer & Author Mary Holland hosts a presentation at the Woodbury Town Hall Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 6:30 pm. This adult and children’s author shares a multi-media presentation and hosts a lively discussion about New England’s natural history. Her award-winning Naturally Curious: a Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England contains day-to-day observations, both informative and engaging about particular plant or animal activities likely to happen on that day. Mary Holland has worked at the Vermont Institute for Natural Sciences and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and has comes with a wealth of experience and lore. Generously supported by the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund, this evening promises to inform and entertain. All are welcome. Homemade cake and hot tea served. The Woodbury Community Library is located in the Woodbury Village, on Route 14, behind the Elementary School. Info: 472-5710 or
11 Art Reception with Judy Lowry, Lulu Wooton, and Elise Christian
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Price: Free!
Location: Sterling College
Description: Please join WonderArts in viewing and celebrating the beautiful artwork of Judy Lowry, Lulu Wooton, and Elise Christian, on view at Sterling College in the Behrend Admission Center, Brown Library, and Common House. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Judy Lowry is a painter living in Irasburg, find out more on her website Lowry's work is on display in the Behrend Admissions Center. Lulu Wootton is a printmaker living in Craftsbury. Wootton's work is on display in the Brown Library. Elise Christian is a painter living in Craftsbury, find out more at her website Elise's work is on display in the Common House.
Extra Info: For more information visit or call 802.533.9370. Sterling College is on Craftsbury Common.
14 Cabot Apple Pie Festival
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Price: free admission
Location: Cabot School gym, VT-215 (Main St.) & Gym Road, Cabot, VT 05647
Description: Cabot Historical Society's 18th annual Apple Pie Festival Sat 10/14/2017, 9 am - 3 pm, Cabot School gym, VT-215 & Gym Road, Cabot Vermont pie judging adult & youth categories, craft show, lunch & pies sold, raffles. Family friendly, free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible.
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15 Lake Poetry with Lizzy Fox
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Price: By Donation
Location: WonderArts Program Space, 165 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT
Description: Join poet Lizzy Fox for an outdoor poetry workshop on Caspian Lake, in Greensboro! Focus your attention on sensory language, sense of place, and storytelling through the natural world. We will meet at the WonderArts Space (in the basement of the Greensboro United Church) and walk through Willey Beach Park to the lake to write. This workshop is by donation but we do ask that you register online at! Lizzy Fox holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught poetry in partnership with the Vermont Arts Council, Flynn Arts, The New England Young Writers Conference, VSA Vermont, and countless schools. To find out more about Lizzy visit
Extra Info: For more information call 802.533.9370 or email
15 logo Pumpkin Walk
Time: 6:00 PM
Price: FREE
Location: Hardwick Trails
Description: It’s coming! It’s almost here! The 14th Annual Hardwick Trails Pumpkin Walk begins at 6:00 on Sunday, October 15. Come with your friends and family to walk the pumpkin-lit Trails and enjoy the bonfire, the Friendly Witch and cider and donuts! Enjoy the handiwork of all the carver-students at Hardwick Elementary School who make the orange faces that create the magic. This free community event is sponsored by the Hardwick Trails Committee. Park in the Hazen Union parking lot and follow the pumpkin signs. Call Ron or Norma with questions at 472-6517.
17 logo A Film For Families About Learning Differences Followed by a Discussion
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The HBO Family documentary I CAN’T DO THIS BUT I CAN DO THAT: A FILM FOR FAMILIES ABOUT LEARNING DIFFERENCES, is an inspiring account of children with LDs who have discovered real abilities, and have learned to use their strengths to overcome their learning struggles. It will be shown at the Jeudevine Memorial Library on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 PM followed by a discussion led by Brad Smith, Director of the Vermont Learning-Support Initiative, a Hardwick-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping diverse learners who aspire to college. An estimated one in five school children today have learning and attention challenges of some kind. These differences are not limited to kids, and they generally do not “go away.” They decisively impact an individual’s learning, social life and sense of self. Too often, kids living with these issues are stigmatized in school and in society—with lifelong consequences. This film and discussion seeks to improve how learners who think differently are perceived and understood. Please join for the film and community discussion sponsored by the Jeudevine Library. Refreshments will be provided!
Extra Info: Clips from the film are available at For more information call the library at 472-5948.
18 Healthcare Forum
Time: 7 PM
Price: Free
Location: Hazen Union High School, Hardwick
Description: Healthcare in the Kingdom, a community forum, will be held on Oct. 18th at 7 PM at the Hazen Union High School. Healthcare changes being debated in Washington and Montpelier could have a major impact on residents of the Northeast Kingdom. Some changes may be welcome, others may be difficult. At the forum, a panel of local players involved in providing and funding healthcare in our community will offer their perspectives and take questions on the current status of our healthcare system and what we might expect from the various options now being discussed. Panelists include Jane Kitchel, Caledonia Vermont State Senator; Chip Troiano, Caledonia 2 Vermont House Representative; Dr. Sarah Morgan, Hardwick Area Health Center; Lucy Leriche, Vice President of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; and Patrick Flood, Past Director of Northern Counties Health Care. Tim Nisbet of Greensboro will be the forum moderator.
Extra Info: The forum is sponsored by the Greater Hardwick Area Community Forum Committee, NEK Council on Aging, the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, and St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church.
18 logo Busy Person's Book Club
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: The Galaxy Bookshop
Description: This is a book club for people who love to read and talk about books but have a hard time fitting in "assigned" reading. On the second Tuesday of each month, we'll meet to talk about books that we've already read, usually within a predetermined genre. This month, it's Biography and Memoir. This will be the main focus of our conversation, but you are also welcome to talk about books outside of this category. Refreshments served, and all are welcome!
Extra Info: Call 472-5533 or email
19 WonderArts Poetry Slam
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Price: By Donation
Location: Highland Center for the Arts, Hardwick Cafe
Description: Get ready for an all-out good time at the Highland Center for the Arts as WonderArts hosts our very first Poetry Slam! Slam sign-ups start at 6:30 pm and the Slam starts at 7 pm. Whether you are bringing poems or in the audience grab some food and beverages at the Hardwick Cafe! We are thrilled to be hosting spoken word poet, writer, and all around fun guy Kevin Devaney! Devaney has traveled all over the country writing and performing poetry. Not only is he a fine poet but he is a SLAM poet! Devaney will be running the slam. For more information about events and to RSVP go to This event is by donation! What’s a poetry slam?* A poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith. Poets perform their own original work and are judged Olympic-style by members of the audience. What’s the difference between an open mic and an open poetry slam?* Open mic performers have one stage opportunity to earn a round of applause. Slammers perform original poems in a three-round scored competition and are judged by 4-5 audience members to proceed into consecutive rounds.
Extra Info: For more information visit or call 802.533.9370
21 logo The Zeichner Trio
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: $10 general, kids under 16 free!
Location: The Music Box, 147 Creek Rd, Craftsbury
Description: Yasi, Oliver, and Louli Zeichner are three siblings who have grown up in the hills of central Vermont. They play traditional Irish music, and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5 string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi on the fiddle. When they first began playing traditional music, the Zeichners didn’t intend to become a family band. However, in 2012, they became involved with Young Tradition VT (YTV), a non-profit organization providing opportunities for young people in the state to learn and perform traditional music. Through YTV, the Zeichner Trio began to play music at different festivals and benefit events across Vermont. Their first gig was at the Tunbridge History Expo, and since then the trio has played at events such as the Burlington International Festival, the New World Festival, the Celebrate Vermont Festival in Stowe, the Big E in Springfield MA, and Farmer’s Night at the Vermont Statehouse. Throughout their musical journey, the siblings have been lucky to live in a state with a vibrant traditional music network and community. They have had support from many local, well-known musicians and session/jam networks in the state, and through organizations such as YTV and the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture in Montpelier, VT. The Zeichner Trio has gained a reputation in the community through word of mouth as a young, up-and-coming traditional band. In addition to festival performances, they have played farmers markets, concerts, weddings, and private parties and housewarmings.
Extra Info: Donation at the door. For more information or call 586-7533.
24 Community Dinner Pulled Pork -Auxiliary Unit 7
Time: 5:30 -7:00 pm
Price: $8.00 or $5 for Veterans & Children under 12
Location: Hardwick American Legion Post #7
Description: The Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary invites you to attend a community dinner on Tuesday October 24th from 5:30-7:00pm. Then menu will include pulled pork, with rolls, coleslaw, baked beans, and homemade apple crisp for dessert. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so bring your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy a homemade meal and some great conversation. We will have our cash bar open serving alcoholic beverages to those 21 & over with a valid photo ID & hold a 50/50 raffle. Take out will be available by calling 802-472-6143 on the day of the meal or come to dinner for just $8.00 at the door and Veterans and children 12 & under eat for $5.00! Proceeds for this event will go to help fund membership for our honorary members (those 70 & over) and the Auxiliary scholarship fund.
Extra Info: For more information call the American Legion at 802-472-6143.
27 Positive Pie in Hardwick Presents: Halloween Costume Party with Two Road's Brewing Co.
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30 pm
Location: 87 S. Main Street, Hardwick VT
Description: Positive Pie in Hardwick Presents: Halloween Costume Party with Two Roads Brewing Co.! Friday, Oct 27th 7:30-10:30pm DJ Entertainment by Two 25 DJ Services Door Prizes and Giveaways! Spooky Local Cocktails including: Dracula's Kiss, The Frankenstein, Sazerac with Lucid Absinthe, and Zombie Cocktail Come dressed in Costume and receive a Free Slice Card! On tap from Two Road's Brewing Co.: Roadsmary's Baby- Rum Barrell Aged Pumpkin Ale 6.8% Unorthodox- Russian Imperial Stout 9.2% Miles 2 Go- Unfiltered Pale Lager 6.2%
28 Halloween Costume Party - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 18 & Over
Time: 8:00Pm - Midnight
Price: $7.00 cover at the door
Location: Hardwick American Legion
Description: Calling all Monsters, Ghouls & Ghosts to the Hardwick American Legion Riders 3rd annual Halloween party featuring DJ C. A. T. Come dressed in your best costume & participate in our costume contest or just come as you are and watch others and dance the night away. Doors open at 8:00pm to Midnight for $7.00. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBIC for anyone 18 & over with valid photo ID. Must be 21 or over to purchase alcohol from our cash bar. The kitchen will be open serving burgers, hotdogs, french fries, chicken fingers, & more so bring your appetite. So round up your scariest friends and come on out to party and celebrate the spirits during this pagan holiday. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the American Legion Riders programs including the Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Extra Info: For more information call the American Legion at 802-472-6143 or Corrinna at 802-274-8333.
31 logo THE HAUNTED LIBRARY at Jeudevine
Time: 5 PM to 8 PM
Price: Free!
Location: Jeudevine Memorial Library, 93 North Main ST, Hardwick
Description: The Haunted Library! Halloween Night, Oct. 31 from 5 PM to 8 PM! Visit the Jeudevine Library for the 16th Annual Haunted Library. There will be Tricks and Treats for all. Enter into a fairytale world based on the Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer. All are welcome! With help from the Hardwick Recreation Department the library will be transformed for a brief night! Come on in and see!
Extra Info: For information call the library at 472-5948.