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Ideas and education

WALPOLE Fern Walk with Lynn Levine: Would you like to learn how to identify some of the ferns you come across in the woods, but always thought it was too complicated to do, this workshop is for you. Lynn is a forester, naturalist, and author of the new fern identification field guide "Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide for Common Ferns of the Northeast." We'll walk in the gardens, fields, forests, and wetlands learning to identify ferns using the simple methods described in this new book. You will be introduced to all manner of native ferns - from the large and beautiful Ostrich Fern to the tiny and unique Grape Fern out of almost two-dozen species of ferns native to Distant Hill. 1 - 4 p.m. $20 suggested donation includes copy of Lynn's book. Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail, 507 March Hill Rd. Registration required: 603-756-4179 (Michael),

DUMMERSTON VT Open Farm Week - Free Heirloom Orchard Stroll at Scott Farm: Join Orchardist Zeke Goodband for an informative walk through the heirloom orchards (otherwise not open to the public). Farm Market will be open. 10 - 11 a.m. No need to register. Scott Farm, 707 Kipling Rd. Information:


DOVER Sam Amidon / with Courtney Hartman (opening act): Amidon is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who has released six solo albums - often adventurous reworkings of traditional American ballads, hymns, and work songs - on Nonesuch and Bedroom Community labels. Hartman's debut album is "Ready Reckoner.". 7 p.m. $17 ($20 at door). The Snow Barn, 294 Handle Rd. Tickets:

PUTNEY Planet Zydeco - 17th annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series: Planet Zydeco performs their high energy accordion/guitar driven dance music of Louisiana. 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food available. Rain location: Next Stage. (Next concert 8/25.). Free (donations accepted). Putney Tavern Lawn, Downtown Putney on the lawn. Information: 802-387-5772,

W. DOVER Snack Pack: 2 - 4 p.m. (rain location: next door in tent behind Dover Forge Restaurant). Free. Dover Park, Rte. 100. Information: 802-464-5100,

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers Market: Featuring an array of local farmers and artisans offering a variety of fresh produce, mushrooms, pastured meats, grass-fed dairy (including ice cream!), preserves, prepared foods, herbal remedies, body care products, as well as jewelry, cut flowers, pottery, handmade toys, clothing, shoes, and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


NEWFANE Fluid Foundations: Healthy Foot Workshop: Get into the deep rooted triggers of the aches and pains that we all face at one time or another with Physical Therapist and 500-ERYT Yoga teacher Alicia Molloy. She will start with the foundation, literally - our feet. How we stand, walk, warrior and more can have a profound effect on the overall health and physical longevity of our active bodies. No anatomy experience necessary - available for all feet, all ages. 1 - 3 p.m. $40 ($35 for yoga teachers). Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Soul Food Sundays (POC Gathering): This is a multi-generational People of Color gathering to heal and connect. Have fun, build strong relationships, share resources, and build social power among communities of color. This event is potluck so bring one of your favorite dishes to share (if you can), a game or instrument to play, and/or something you would like to share about yourself. 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Alcohol free). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Shela: 508-737-8477.

WILLIAMSVILLE Williamstock - Movie "Woodstock," Potluck, Stories, Music, more: Potluck at the Hall followed by music, stories, sparklers, and a screening (at dusk) of "Woodstock" on nearby Jon Julian's lawn. Bring blankets, chairs, and grandma and/or grandpa (they may have been there!). Tune in. Turn on. Drop out. 4 - 10 p.m. Free. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Steve Levine:

BRATTLEBORO Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest": Help-yourself public gardens - harvest whatever is ready. Look for the green flags and instructions on how to harvest. Thanks to the generosity of local farmers and gardeners, Edible Brattleboro distributed about 2,500 pounds of free produce last summer. Edible Brattleboro is fully volunteer run. Donations (time, surplus from your garden, money) are not required, but graciously accepted. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays (also at the Brattleboro Co-op, rear parking lot.). Through Sunday, October 27. All produce is free (bring your own bags). Turning Point, 39 Elm St. To help out or for more info: Marilyn:,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Jane Buchan and Lynn Hartwood. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,


PUTNEY Extinction Rebellion Vermont: Extinction Rebellion was born in the UK and quickly spread across the world. "We declare non-violent rebellion against the US government for its criminal inaction on the ecological crisis." Extinction Rebellion Vermont representatives Maria Ogden and Ward Ogden will share a presentation on the work that their group is actively engaged in. Updates on the Windham County Dems, CASP, and Fair and Impartial policing. Love Brigade and Sister District activities. Hosted by The Putney Huddle. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.



August 2019