Barnard

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:05am EDT

Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

Feast and Field hosts a membership appreciation and fundraising event on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 24. Enjoy a hearty stone soup, and hear the music and stories of the farmers. It’s not too late to become a member and the Feast and Field Farmers have the goal of doubling membership to help cover the costs of the season.

The BarnArts Music Series continues into October 12. This Thursday, Sept. 7, BarnArts hosts Ida Mae Specker and Terrible Mountain, featuring the Specker sisters on twin fiddles. Robert Resnic calls this family “Vermont folk heroes!” Next Thursday, Sept. 14, enjoy Vermont’s premier Zydeco band, The Goat Broke Loose, with Jeremiah McLane (accordion/vocals), Ted Mortimer (guitar/vocals), Linda Boudreault (rubboard/vocals), Colin McCaffrey (bass/vocals) and Marcus Copening (drums). The band plays hi-energy Zydeco, Swamp Pop and Cajun style R&B.

The Royal Frog Ballet returns September 29 and 30, and October 1 to collaborate with Fable Farm for a presentation of their Surrealist Cabaret. Though I’m a writer, I have trouble putting words to some of the experiences we get to have on the hill, especially this one—it is something that must be experienced. Their roaming theater begins at sunset at 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and takes audiences on a walk for a series of skits, songs, poems, and stories, exploring themes of place, community, and what it means to be a human in these times. For tickets and more information visit theroyalfrogballet.com.

This Saturday, Sept. 9, East Barnard’s Community Club hosts the sixth annual Largely Local Dinner, with a complete turkey dinner with apple crisp and ice cream for dessert The dinner gets its name from the organizers’ commitment to source all of the ingredients from local farms or purchase them from local, independently operated businesses.

Festivities begin with a bazaar of local crafts at 4 p.m. Dinner is served from 5-7 p.m., and live music and dancing begin at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets for the community-made quilt will be on sale, with the drawing scheduled for 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the dinner will go to the East Barnard Community Club and its efforts to revitalize the historic Community Hall at the intersection of Broad Brook and East Barnard Road.

Photographer Paul Wainwright will give a talk on “Colonial Meetinghouses of New England” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the East Barnard Church at 1 Allen Hill Road in East Barnard. This is a Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Barnard Historical Society. Using photographs of the few surviving “mint condition” meetinghouses as illustrations, this presentation tells the story of the society that built and used them, and the lasting impact they have had on American culture.

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