Happenings Calendar

Calendar / Aug. 26, 2010 2:16pm EDT

Thursday, Aug 26-Sunday, Sept. 5

Calendar submissions should arrive at least one week in advance of the intended publication date. Mail entries to The Herald of Randolph, P.O. Box 309, Randolph, VT, 05060; or fax them to 728-9275 or to news@ourherald.com.

Thursday, Aug. 26

•Contra Dance. Calling by Will Mentor, music by fiddler Pete Sutherland, all dances taught, no partner necessary, 7-10 p.m., Pierce Hall, Main Street, Rochester. Info: Aaron at 617-721-6743.

Friday, Aug. 27

•Children’s Concert. The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival presents "Heroes and Legends," tickets at the door, 11 a.m., Chandler Music Hall, Main Street, Randolph.

•"Diabesity: Making Good Food Choices." Chef Wendell Fowler and his brother Dr. Milt Fowler lead a lively talk on healthy foods for all and to assist in diabetes management, 6:30-8 p.m., Gifford Medical Center, Conference Center, Randolph, free, space limited, to register call 728-7100, ext. 4.

•Square Dance. Calling by Al Monte, tickets at the door, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Holy Family Hall, Our Lady of the Angels Church, Hebard Hill & Route 66, Randolph. Info: Jessie at 276-3119 or Irma at 728-3849.

•"The Voices of Chernobyl." Randolph Area Peace Coalition and Whitney Readers’ Theater present an oral history of a nuclear disaster, 7 p.m., free admission, East Braintree Church (just north of Snowsville Store). Info: 728-9416.

•Free Playgroup. For parents and children up to two years old, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Federated Church, Rochester. Info: 767-4124 or timandkatyl@myfairpoint.net.

•Women’s Alliance Thrift Shop. Clothing for the whole family, household items, and more, proceeds benefit local charities, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Federated Church, Main Street, Rochester.

•Chelsea Farmers’ Market. Meats, cheese, fresh bread, produce, plants, crafts, entertainment, plus live music (3–5:30 p.m.) by Neptune & The Pollywogs, 3-6:30 p.m. North Green, intersection of Routes 110 and 113, Chelsea. Info: Jessie Schmidt at 685-4360.

Saturday, Aug. 28

•Randolph Farmers’ Market. Produce, baked goods, and more, 9 a.m.-noon, Central Street (next to OSSU building), Randolph.

•Baptist Men’s Conference. Hosted by The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph, begins with breakfast 1t 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 728-5318.

•Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival Concert. 8 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, Main Street, Randolph. Tickets available through the box office at 728-6464 weekdays between 3-6 p.m., at tickets@chandler-arts.org, and at the door. Students under 18 eligible for free admission.

•Brookfield Market Day. Sponsored by Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative and Brookfield Old Town Hall, includes farmers’ market, art show, cooking classes by cookbook author Jane Doerfer, silent auction, wagon rides, face painting, live music and library book sale, 2–5 p.m.; family barbecue of locally produced food, 5 p.m.; square dancing, with caller Jennifer Steckler and the band "Her Majesty’s Streak o’Lean," 7 p.m.; all events in and around Old Town Hall, Pond Village, Brookfield. Info: Judith Irving, 802-276-0787.

•Benefit Auction. Items donated by local businesses and individuals, proceeds help support Quintown Senior Center, preview at 6 p.m., auction begins 7 p.m., White Church, Route 12, Bethel.

•Women’s Alliance Thrift Shop. Clothing for the whole family, household items, and more, proceeds benefit local charities, 9 a.m.-noon, Federated Church, Main Street, Rochester.

•Rochester Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods and handcrafted items, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on the park, Rochester village, Route 100. Info: Bob Grady at 767-4290.

•Capital City Farmers’ Market. 45 vendors, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 60 State Street, Montpelier. Info: Carolyn at 223-2958 or manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

•Scottish Festival. Bagpipe competition, dancing, music, sheepdog trials, highland athletic events, food, and more, sponsored by Saint Andrews Society of Vermont, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Polo Field, just off Route 4, Quechee. Info: 802-295-5351.

Sunday, Aug. 29

•Free Chamber Music Concert. Presented by the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, followed at 6 pm. by legendary Vermont fiddler, Pete Sutherland, who will call for contra dances, Three Stallion Inn, Stock Farm Road, Randolph. Info: 728-5575. 

•BigTown Gallery Poetry Reading. Tal Birdsey (book signing), free admission, 5:30-6:30 p.m., BigTown Gallery, Main Street, Rochester. Info: 767-9670.

•Free Lecture. "The Civil War Letters of Ransom W. Towle" with Joe Schenkman, part of the Lori Borden Memorial Lecture Series, 3 p.m., Rochester Public Library, Route 100.

Monday, Aug. 30

•Bethel Farmers’ Market. Local produce, herbs, jellies, and more, 3-6 p.m., Bethel Band Shell, Church Street. Info: 234-9818.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

•VTC Farmers’ Market. Produce, crafts, flowers, baked goods, and more, 3-6 p.m., in front of Old Dorm Building, VTC campus, Randolph Center.

•Diabetes Support Group. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 6-7 p.m., conference rooms, Gifford Medical Center, 44 So. Main St., Randolph. Info: 728-2295.

•Line Dancing. All ages, beginner and intermediate levels, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Upper Gallery, Chandler Music Hall, Randolph. Info: 728-5722.

Friday, Sept. 3

•Gardeners’ and Homemakers’ Market. 1-4 p.m., East Braintree Church (just north of Snowsville Church), Route 12. Info: 728-6605.

•Free Playgroup. For parents and children up to two years old, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Federated Church, Rochester. Info: 767-4124 or timandkatyl@myfairpoint.net.

•Chelsea Farmers’ Market. Meats, cheese, fresh bread, produce, plants, crafts, entertainment, plus Kids’ Day story time with the Chelsea Public Library, 3-6:30 p.m. North Green, intersection of Routes 110 and 113, Chelsea. Info: Jessie Schmidt at 685-4360.

Saturday, Sept. 4

•Randolph Farmers’ Market. Produce, baked goods, and more, 9 a.m.-noon, Central Street (next to OSSU building), Randolph.

•Gardeners’ and Homemakers’ Market. 1-4 p.m., East Braintree Church (just north of Snowsville Church), Route 12. Info: 728-6605.

•Sacred Drum and Dance. Self-motivated group with no instruction, donation requested, 7-10 p.m., Langevin House, Randolph Center. Info: Jenna at 728-1453 or Barry at 728-2055.

•Rochester Farmers’ Market. Local produce, baked goods and handcrafted items, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on the park, Rochester village, Route 100. Info: Bob Grady at 767-4290.

•Bake Sale. Sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Royalton to benefit the church roof fund, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Welch’s True Value Hardware Store, Route 14, South Royalton. Info: 763-7812 or 234-5131.

•Food and Garden Vegetable Sale. Proceeds benefit Strafford Seniors and Barrett Hall dining room floor project, 9 a.m.-noon, Coburn’s Store, Route 132, South Strafford. Info: 765-4553 or 765-4401.

•Buffet, Quilt Raffle, and Auction. Housekeeping and white elephant table starts at 4 p.m.; buffet (5-7 p.m.) includes homemade meatballs, salads, pies, and more; attic auction at 6 p.m., quilt raffle at 8 p.m., East Barnard Community Hall, intersection of Broad Brook and East Barnard Road. Info: 763-7036.

•Chicken Pie Supper. 5-7 p.m., United Church of Northfield, 58 Main Street. Doors open for take out at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will support the ministries of the UCC of Northfield. Handicapped accessible. Info: Brenda Cruickshank at 485-5793.

•Capital City Farmers’ Market. 45 vendors, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 60 State Street, Montpelier. Info: Carolyn at 223-2958 or manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

•Pot Roast Dinner. All the fixings, including homemade pies, 5-7 p.m., United Church, Center Road, Cornish, N.H.

Sunday, Sept. 5

•New World Festival. Chandler’s 18th annual celebration of Northern New England’s Celtic and French Canadian heritage with traditional music and dance on six performance stages, all-weather tents, children’s activities, food and crafts, noon-midnight, Main Street, Randolph. Tickets at the gate.

•Bread and Puppet Circus. "The Decapitalization Circus," tickets at the door, 2 p.m., BigTown Gallery, Main Street, Rochester. Rain location: Rochester High School Gym.

Ongoing Mondays

•Bingo. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Spirited Improv. Dance to live music, 6:30 p.m., Chelsea Town Hall. Call 685-3138 if planning to attend.

•Green Mountain Cloggers. Weekly lessons, 6-8 p.m., Green Mountain Tavern, Barre. Non-profit group, clogging and Irish step lessons, new dancers (all ages) welcome. Info: 802-522-2935, or e-mail GreenMtnClogger@aol.com.

Ongoing Tuesdays

•Mahjong. 10 a.m.-noon, Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Cribbage. 9:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Brookfield. Info: 685-2264.

•Yoga Class. Beginner level, 5:45-6:45 p.m., WRV Ambulance, Route 12, Bethel. Info: Alexis at 767-4473.

•Vermont Adult Learning Tutoring. Area residents 16 or older, not currently enrolled in school, study for GED, basic skills, or high school credential, 1-2:30 p.m., Royalton Memorial Library. Info: call VAL 802-299-2469 or the library at 763-7094.

•Addiction Recovery and Healing Support Group. Spiritually-based 12 step program for all addictions, open to the public, free, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Dairy Hill Rd., South Royalton. Info: Bruce or Karen Butler at 728-5574.

Ongoing Wednesdays

•Bridge Club. 2 p.m., and Qi Chong, 9:45-10:45 a.m., everyone welcome, Randolph Senior Center, Hale Street. Info: 728-9324.

•Video Art History Appreciation Class. 12:45-1:45 p.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Bingo Night. Early bird games at 5:45 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m., refreshments, Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Hebard Hill, Randolph.

•Weekly Fun Run. All ages welcome, begins 6:30 p.m., Three Stallion Inn, Stock Farm Road, Randolph. Info: Hannah at 728-2052.

•Ceramics Class for Adults. Taught by Abby Tonks, all levels of experience and drop-ins welcome, 6-8 p.m., White River Craft Center, Randolph. Studio membership available. Info: 728-8912.

•NAMI Connection Peer Recovery Support Group. 5-6:30 p.m., United Church, 18 North Main Street, Randolph. Info: Janeen at 1-802-371-7677 or connectionvt@myfairpoint.net.

•Game Night. Chess, mahjong, cribbage, and backgammon, 5:30-7 p.m., Sandy’s Books and Bakery, Main Street, Rochester. Info: 767-4258.

•Yoga in Rochester. All levels welcome, 8:30 a.m., Cushman House, Main St., Rochester. Info: 496-9048.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9-11 a.m., United Church on the Green, South Royalton. Info: 685-2264.

•Japanese Calligraphy and Brush Painting. All levels welcome, ages 10 and older, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Vt. Independent School of the Arts, 7 Stars Ctr., Vt. Rte. 14, Sharon. Call Ginger at 617-686-6433 to register, drop-ins welcome.

Ongoing Thursdays

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9-11 a.m., Federated Church, Rochester. Info: 685-2264.

•Yoga Class. Restorative yoga, sponsored by Rochester Recreation, 4:30-5:30 p.m., town office, Rochester. Info: Alexis at 767-4473.

•Bingo Night. Sponsored by Royalton Civics Club, 6:30 p.m., Royalton Academy. Info: Janet at 763-7443.

•Addiction Recovery and Healing Support Group. Spiritually-based 12 step program for all addictions, open to the public, free, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 667 Dartmouth College Hwy., Lebanon, N.H. Info: Terry and Barbara Richards at 603-543-1888.

Ongoing Fridays

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Baptist Fellowship Church, Randolph. Info: 685-2264.

•"Celebrate Recovery." Christ-centered recovery program for those with hurts, habits and hang-ups; free, public welcome, 7 p.m., New Covenant Church, Ridge Road, Brookfield, Info: Pastor Stephen at 802-598-7590 or Tim at 802-369-0200, or Connie at 802-299-5417.

•Evening Dance Lessons. Tango, swing, waltz, call 565-8024 for more information.

•Yoga in Rochester. Beginner-intermediate, 8:30 a.m., beginner class at 10:30 a.m., Cushman House, Main St., Rochester. Info: 496-9048.

Ongoing Saturdays

•Tai Chi and Qigong. Drop-ins and all levels welcome, 9-10 a.m., Vt. Independent School of the Arts, 7 Stars Ctr., Rte. 14, Sharon. Info: Catherine at 889-9410.

•Mount Tom Farmer’s Market. Rain or shine, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., thru Oct. 16, just past Billings Farm National Park, Route 12N, Woodstock. Info: Neal at 763-2070.


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