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Arlington Farmers Market seeks vendors

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Area Renewal Project is seeking vendors and artists for the Arlington Farmers' Market, to be held on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 6. The market committee is especially interested in providers of fresh produce; baked goods and pastries; and any other type of farm products such as fresh eggs, cheese, jams and jellies, maple syrup, meats, prepared foods, and even coffees and teas. Bedding plants are always a big draw at summer markets. The market will also feature a weekly "Artist's Corner" with a different local artist each week. The Market Committee is looking for local artists working in oils/acrylic/watercolor; pottery/ceramics; sculpture; photography; wood. Several weeks are still available. For a vendor or artist application, visit the "Farmers Market" tab on our website or send an email of interest to and request the appropriate application.

Rotary seeks scholarship applicants

LONDONDERRY — The Wantastiquet Rotary Club is seeking students to apply for scholarships for the coming year. Deadline for making application is April 15. If you are a graduating senior within the following towns, Jamaica, Londonderry, Peru, Stratton, Weston, Windham, or Winhall please send your completed application to Bob Fish, 243 Sherwood Forest, Londonderry, Vermont 05148 or email to Applications are available at your respective high school. Last year over $6000 was distributed to graduating seniors.

Dorset Library holds poetry event

DORSET — To celebrate National Poetry Month the Dorset Library invites you to celebrate with us at a Favorite Poem Project on April 12 at 6 p.m. Read any of your favorite poems, by yourself or others, and listening to the work of other poets. Milla the library pug will be reading one of her original creations. Jon Mathewson, widely published poet and curator at the Dorset Historical Society is going to write the first line of our Community Poem. Everyone is invited to add a line or two, and the poem will be available at the library through the end of April. Light refreshments will follow the reading. Please call the library for more information. 867-5774.

Gypsy Reel fires up Old Firehouse

TINMOUTH — Gypsy Reel and their high energy stirring music rooted in the Celtic Tradition but collected from the whole world is an exciting synthesis of world rhythms and influences from three continents. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. April 12 with doors open at 7 p.m. at the Old Firehouse. Suggested donation of $10 to $15. Local groups provide refreshments. Your donations support their activities.

Taconic Music presents Ballet Meets the Beatles!

MANCHESTER — Taconic Music Artistic Directors Joana Genova and Ariel Rudiakov invite the public to a one-night-only event, Ballet Meets the Beatles!, at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Maple Street School's Hunter Hall in Manchester. The multifaceted performance features Beatles tribute band Across the Pond, led by Jonathan Newell, performing signature songs including A Day in the Life, I am the Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, and many more. Joining the band on electric string instruments will be Genova and Rudiakov (violin and viola), violinist Heather Braun-Bakken, and cellist Liam Veuve. Much of the program will feature original choreography and dancing by members of NYC's Chevalier Ballet, which provides up-and-coming dancers regional and national touring opportunities and experience. The evening also includes special guest appearances, complimentary wine and beer, and a final set of songs to designed to encourage the audience to get up and dance. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door for adults, $10 for students and children. Tickets are available at, at the Northshire Bookstore, or by calling (802) 362-7162.

Spring break activity planned

MANCHESTER CENTER — Take the Candy Sushi Challenge Apr. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. and use a variety of yummy treats, rice crispy treats, twizzlers, swedish fish, fruit roll-ups, etc to roll up into a creative sushi roll then taste other entries and vote for your favorite. Free and open to grades 5-12. Generously sponsored by Stewart's Shops.

The power of mindset talk

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MANCHESTER — Amherst College professor Catherine A. Sanderson will discuss the power of mindset in affecting life outcomes in a First Wednesdays talk April 17.

Sanderson's talk, "There is Nothing Either Good or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So," will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 at First Congregational Church in Manchester.

Her talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Manchester Community Library. This talk was rescheduled from February.

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Is this famous quotation from Hamlet true? Sanderson, author of The Positive Shift, will outline the significant difference we can make in our daily lives simply by adjusting our outlook.

Junior makers club to meet

MANCHESTER CENTER — Yummy science held April 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Conduct experiments using Peeps, Gummy Bears and marshmallows. Free and open to grades 1-4. Email to preregister. Generously sponsored by The Bank of Bennington.

Artist opening set at Equinox Village

MANCHESTER — Tom Atkins is a poet, artist, photographer and writer based in West Pawlet, a transplant from Virginia. His work has appeared in galleries, public spaces, magazines, books, trade publications, marketing materials, and in many private collections. "I am primarily a poet and unabashedly abstract artist," says Atkins. "The challenge is to take line and color, creating art that is abstract, yet tells stories and evokes emotion. It is, I have learned, intensely personal to the viewer." The Gallery Opening for the Atkin's exhibit is Thursday, April 18, with a free reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Gallery at Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple Street in Manchester Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information call 802-362-4061.

Pollinators program discussion held

LONDONDERRY — Cheryl Wilfong will discuss bees and biodiversity Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m., at Neighborhood Connections. Pollination is an ecological service that is essential to human life - and bees are some of the most important crop pollinators. But pollinators need landscape biodiversity - preferably native flora - to thrive and stop species decline. This lecture is offered at no charge, but call 824-4343 to register. Neighborhood Connections is located in Londonderry's Mountain Marketplace, next to the Londonderry post office.

Craft fun to keep boredom at bay

MANCHESTER CENTER — Crafternoon April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Celebrate spring break with crafts of all kinds. Glitter, glue, feathers, yarn, foam, etc. - we are breaking out our best crafting supplies to keep boredom at bay. Free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library at 138 Cemetery Ave.

Fairy tale fun at library

MANCHESTER CENTER — Fairy Tale Bash on April 19 4 p.m. Calling all lords and ladies, princes and princesses. Come dressed in a fairy tale costume Create your own happily ever after as we play games, sing songs, tell stories, make our own crowns and enjoy fairy tale snacks. Free and open for preschool-grade 4. Manchester Community Library.


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