Happenings for Thursday, July 11, 2002- Sunday, July 21, 2002

Calendar / Jul. 11, 2002 12:00am EDT

Happenings for Thursday, July 11, 2002- Sunday, July 21, 2002

Submissions for this calendar should arrive at least one week in advance of the intended publication date. Mail your entries to The Herald of Randolph, P.O. Box 309, Randolph, VT, 05060, Attn: Calendar; or fax to 728-9275.

Thursday, July 11

•Rochester Farmer’s Market, featuring locally made and grown items, 4:30-6 p.m., rain or shine, on the park, Rochester.

•St. James Church Fair, bargains of all kinds, lunch available, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, green opposite Woodstock Town Hall.

Fri . & Sat., July 12 & 13

•Women’s Alliance Thrift Shop with gently-used clothing for men, women and children, open Fri., 4:40-6:30 p.m. & Sat., 9 a.m.-12 noon, Rochester Fed. Church.

Saturday, July 13

•Randolph Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.-12 noon, rain or shine, next to OSSU building, Central St. For Info call 728-9653.

•Chelsea Flea Market sponsored by the Chelsea Service Guild, 125 vendors, antiques, collectibles, china, jewelry, tools, furniture, book sale at library, chicken barbecue at noon, Chelsea Green.

•"An Italian Country Feast," a benefit dinner for the new South Common Community Center, at the center building in Chelsea. Sittings at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Call 439-5324 for information and reservations.

•Strawberry Supper, with home baked beans, ham, salads, breads, and a choice of fresh strawberry desserts. Sittings at 5, 6 & 7 p.m. Reservations advised (295-2061), Greater Hartford United Church of Christ, Rte. 14, Hartford.

Sunday, July 14

•Open House in honor of RACDC Housing Director Christine Maloney, 2-4 p.m., Ayers Brook Center, Randolph.

•"Justin Morrill’s Gardens, A Treasure to Restore," presented by gardener Lorentz Rutz, 2 p.m., rain or shine, Morrill Homestead, Strafford. Info: 765-4484.

Tuesday, July 16

•Bingo Night, 6:30 p.m., White Church on the park, Bethel.

•Vermont historian and author Howard Coffin reads from and discusses his new book, "The Battered Stars: One State’s Civil War Ordeal During Grant’s Overland Campaign," 7 p.m., Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier.

•Butterfly Walk, 3-4 p.m., VINS North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. 229-6206.

Wednesday, July 17

•Chelsea Farmer’s Market, 3-6 p.m., on the green, with baked goods, produce, flowers, cards, jewelry and more. For info: 685-3056.

•Storytime about "Australia" for preschoolers, 11 a.m., Kimball Library, Randolph.

Thursday, July 18

•Rochester Farmer’s Market, featuring locally made and grown items, 4:30-6 p.m., rain or shine, on the park, Rochester.

•The Big Apple Circus opens a 12-performance run of "Big Top Doo-Wop," a salute to the 1950s, Fullington Farm Circus Grounds, Hanover, N.H., through July 23. For tickets call 603-646-2422.

•Dragonfly Walk, 3-4 p.m., VINS North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. 229-6206.

Friday, July 19

•Children’s event: make boomerangs and eat Australian snacks, 10:30 a.m., Children's Room, Kimball Library, Randolph.

•"The Work and the Glory," a play by Lynn and Gerald Lund, a family event presented by members of the Concord, N.H. Stake, 6-8 p.m., Joseph Smith Memorial, South Royalton. Come early and bring a picnic for this free event.

Saturday, July 20

•Randolph Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.-12 noon, rain or shine, next to OSSU building, Central St. For Info call 728-9653.

•"Summernight" performing arts festival sponsored by the White River Valley Players; Ham and Baked Bean Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Rochester Federated Church; plus performances by the Taiko Drummers, Jim Cooke as Calvin Coolidge, "Popera," Mark LeGrand and His Lovesick Band, the Ridgerunners, Peepers the Clown, Adam Rosenberg, the Rochester Madrigal Singers and more, 5-10 p.m., at venues in Rochester village. Admission buttons available in advance at the White River Credit Union, plus on the Rochester park that night. Info: 767-3732 or 767-3025.

•Flea Market sponsored by Court ST. Anthony, CDA; with crafts, food sale, refreshments, raffle, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethel Common. To rent space: 234-9292 or 234-5046.

•"Cow Appreciation Day at the Billings Farm & Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., workshops, observe milking, see (or participate in!) the "Cowledge Bowl" competition, "name the calves" contest, make butter & ice cream, etc., Route 12, Woodstock

•New England Writer’s Conference, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with theme: "Writing as Therapy," guest authors, panels, seminars, open readings, etc., open to public. Grace Outreach Bldg., Rte, 10, Hanover, N.H. Info: 802-674-2315.

Sunday, July 21

•"Historic Faux Finishes," a workshop on three decorative finishes (graining, marbleizing and gilding) led by Anderson Thorp, 2 p.m., Justin Morrill Homestead, Strafford. Info: 765-4129.

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