Local News Briefs
Two more concerts set on the green
MANCHESTER — There are two more weeks for the Bank of Bennington Concerts On The Green Summer Music Series. The weekly concert series, held each Wednesday, will feature Larry Lee Ebere at 6 p.m. Aug. 14, and Saints and Liars at 6 p.m. Aug. 21.
Concerts are held on the Factory Point Town Green on Depot Street just west of the intersection with Main Street. Attendees are reminded to bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is no smoking on the town green, and dogs must be leashed at all times. Questions about the concerts, including cancellations, should be directed to the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at 802-362-1439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weather-related cancellations will be posted on the Town of Manchester Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ManchesterGov.
BBA holds meeting on extracurriculars
MANCHESTER — An informational meeting regarding the extracurricular offerings in theater, dance, film and technical theater for the 2019-20 season at Burr and Burton Academy will take place on Monday, August 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Riley Center.
All students, including those incoming, are invited to attend. Offerings include the fall play, "Clue"; choreography workshop; ballet/pointe/variation classes; Student Repertory Theater Company; the spring musical, "Hair," playwriting, screenwriting and more.
The audition process for the fall play will also be discussed. Information: email@example.com.
Farmers' market to feature free maple snow cones
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Village farmers' market will be a part of "Open Farm Week," a statewide program featuring special events put on by farms and farmers' markets to showcase various aspects of farming.
The market will present "Summer Sugar on Snow," featuring pure Vermont maple syrup on free snow cones for all visitors. Maple vendors, Warm Brook Maple and Mad Mountain Maple, will provide the syrup, as well as information and history about sugaring in Vermont. Local farmers will discuss maple farming, and the tools and implements used will be displayed. The farmers' market takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, on the lawn of the Arlington Inn.
Smokey House Center hosts 'Farm Week' events
DANBY — The fifth annual statewide "Open Farm Week" starts Friday, August 9, with a full slate of activities planned at Smokey House Center, 426 Danby Mountain Road. Schedule is as follows: Friday, August 9, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., open farm dinner featuring the new "Bulldog Bites" food truck from Burr and Burton Academy, farm profiles, Community Farm project tour and pick-your-own blueberries. Free with food to purchase or bring your own. Tuesday, August 13, 9 a.m. to noon, community work day and tour, Children's Education Garden activities. Grow food with and for the community and explore the Community Farm and education gardens with chickens. Free. Thursday, August 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,"Fundamentals of Herbalism," with Bruce Ketcham. Identify common medicinal plants and learn to prepare them for health and wellness benefits. Suggested donation: $5 to $15. Visit smokeyhouse.org or call 802-293-2300 for more details. For a listing of Open Farm Week events around the state, visit diginvt.com.
Rupert fire dept. holds Old Home Days
RUPERT — The Rupert Volunteer Fire Company will present "Old Home Days," starting this Thursday, August 8. The schedule of events is as follows: Thursday - Slow Burn, 7 p.m.; Friday - The New Whiskey River Band, 7 p.m.; Saturday - chicken barbecue, 11:30 to 2; kids' games and the Washington County Band, 1 p.m.; Hill Country Cloggers, 3 p.m.; parade with the theme "Superheroes," 5:30 p.m.; bike raffle and Nobody Special, 7 p.m.; carnival, food and Bingo, nightly. The company is located on Route 153.
Pad Print to sponsor high school robotics team
BENNINGTON — Pad Print Machinery of Vermont, located in East Dorset, will be sponsoring the Manchester Machine Makers 4-H Club and its high school level robotics team for the 2019-2020 competitive season, it was announced by the 4-H Clubs in Bennington County. The Manchester Machine Makers 4-H Club is a co-ed team of high school-aged youth, and is registered in the FIRST Tech Challenge program, an international program for 7-12 grade youth in which each team designs, builds, and programs a computer-controlled robot, and enters it in statewide, national, and international competitions. The club is also a part of University of Vermont Extension 4-H. 4-H focuses on positive youth development, providing experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4-H has given kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
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