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TACONIC MUSIC 5TH ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL JUN . 1 – JUL . 12 Masterclasses , Faculty Concerts , NextGen Concerts , and more . All concerts are free and will be presented both live and live-streamed . Advance reservation is required for in-person attendance . Reservation links will open closer to the season . Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton , 143 Seminary Ave ., Manchester . 802-362- 7162 or taconicmusic . org
“ VERMONT TREASURES ” OPENING RECEPTION JUN . 4 A special show of works by VAULT ’ s fine artists depicting the splendor of Vermont , May 26 – Jul . 24 . Join us for an opening reception on Jun . 4 from 5 – 6:30pm . Gallery at the VAULT , 68 Main St ., Springfield . Open Wed . and Sat . 11am – 5pm , Fri . 11am – 7pm . 802-885-7111 or galleryvault . org
NEW EXHIBITS OPENING JUN . 5 See details on the Dorset women who first voted in 1920 ; never-before-seen photos by Hunt Gilbert ; and paintings by Arthur Jones . 11am – 1pm . Dorset Historical Society , DHS ’ s Bley House Museum , corner of Route 30 at Kent Hill Rd ., Dorset . 802-867-0331 or info @ dorsetvthistory . org
HILDENE , THE LINCOLN FAMILY HOME CELEBRATION OF PEONIES EARLY – MID-JUNE Boasting thousands of fragrant , flamboyant peony blooms in the Lincoln family ’ s formal garden . Tour the home and gardens , visit the Hildene Farm goat dairy and cheesemaking facility , Pullman car , and The Museum Store filled to the brim with all things garden . 1005 Hildene Rd ., Manchester . 800-578-1788 or hildene . org
GARDEN TOURS JUN . 7 – OCT . 15 Join Hildene horticulturist , Andrea Luchini , for a stroll through gardens rooted in history and maintained to ensure a sustainable future . This hour-long tour is for a family or pod of up to 6 people . $ 10 / person . Reservation only . Mondays 11am , Fridays 2pm . Hildene , The Lincoln Family Home . 1005 Hildene Rd ., Manchester . 802-367-7960 or hildene . org
DORSET HISTORICAL SOCIETY HIKES JUN . 12 – JUL . 10 Hikes to Gettysburg Quarry , Jun . 12 ; Freedley Quarry , Jun . 26 ; Folsom Quarry , Jul . 10 . 9am – 12pm . Meet at DHS to carpool to the trailhead . Dorset Historical Society , DHS ’ s Bley House Museum , corner of Route 30 at Kent Hill Rd ., Dorset . 802-867-0331 or info @ dorsetvthistory . org
SVAC SOLO EXHIBITIONS JUN . 12 – AUG . 1 & AUG . 7 – SEP . 26 Each gallery spotlights a different artist working in a range of media . Yester House Galleries , Southern Vermont Arts Center , 930 SVAC Dr ., Manchester . 802-362-1405 or svac . org
TEE IT UP FOR HEALTH GOLF BENEFIT JUN . 12 Enjoy a spectacular 18-hole round of golf ; event proceeds benefit Grace Cottage ’ s Patient Care Fund . Socially-distanced event with assigned start times throughout the day . Bag lunch , greens fees , cart , contests , logo wear , and dinner coupon included . 8am – 2pm . Brattleboro Country Club , 58 Senator Gannett Dr ., Brattleboro . 802-365-9109 or gracecottage . org
FLAGS AND THEIR TRUE HISTORY JUN . 14 There is a story behind the creation of every Historical Flag , Phyllis Chapmen tells the stories of our most well-known flags . Free child safe flags for each participant . 1 – 2pm . Outside on the lawn of the Bennington Battle Monument . 15 Monument Cir ., Bennington . 802-447-0550 or historicsites . vermont . gov
GARDEN CLUB OF MANCHESTER “ ROARING TWENTIES ” FLOWER SHOW JUN . 16 An NGC Small-Standard Flower Show celebrating GCM ’ s 1920 founding . Design and Horticulture Divisions and Educational Exhibits by GCM members . Donations benefit GCM ’ s Scholarship Fund . Free and open to the public . 11am – 3pm at The Wilburton Inn , Manchester . gardenclubofmanchester . com Third-Thursday Lunch-Lectures
LUNCH-LECTURES JUN . 17 – SEP . 16 Progress vs . Preservation in 20th-Century Vermont , Jun . 17 ; A Tale of Two Paintings , Jul . 15 ; Changes to H . N . Williams , Aug . 19 ; All about “ A Time Traveler ’ s Theory of Relativity ”, Sep . 16 . 12 – 1pm . Dorset Historical Society , DHS ’ s Bley House Museum , corner of Route 30 at Kent Hill Rd ., Dorset . 802-867-0331 or info @ dorsetvthistory . org
FRIDAY EVENING ARLINGTON VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET JUN . 18 – SEP . 17 Enjoy free live music , and shop for local goods from area farmers and crafters . Food trucks will be on hand , and the park offers many family-friendly activities ! Friday evenings , 4 – 7pm . Arlington Rec Park , 148 Rec Park Rd ., Arlington . 802-430-3578 or arlingtonvillagefarmersmarket . com
CAROUSEL OF CONTEMPORARY ART GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION JUN . 18 – JUL . 2 Featuring new works from Lisa Cueman , Rita Dee , Douglas Flackman , Goons , Louis Guarnaccia , Pat Musick , Elizabeth Nagle , Margot Nimiroski , Cynthia Rosen , John Tagliaferro , Elizabeth Torak , Thomas Torak , Stefania Urist , and Jim Westphalen . Helmholz Fine Art , 442 Depot St ., Manchester . 802-855-1678 or helmholzfineart . com
24TH ANNUAL NORTH BENNINGTON OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW JUN . 19 A premier cultural event in Southern Vermont , featuring outdoor sculpture throughout the historic village of North Bennington . Join us for an opening celebration , 4 – 8pm . The outdoor show will remain on view to the public throughout the summer and fall . 48-66 Main St ., North Bennington . 802-442-3328 or nbossvt . org
OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMPS AT LAKE PARAN JUN . 21 – AUG . 6 As part of Lake Paran ’ s mission to provide outdoor recreation and education to Bennington families , we ’ re excited to announce our week-long summer camp series . 6 week-long day camp sessions pertaining to the ecosystems , history , and natural resources surrounding Lake Paran . 9am – 3pm . 269 Houghton St ., North Bennington . 302-463-6907 or lakeparanvt . org
FARM TO TABLE AT MARBLE HOUSE PROJECT JUN . 25 – OCT . 22 On select Friday evenings , enjoy farm-to-table innovative dining experiences with our chef residents . Seating is limited . 5:30 – 8:30pm . Marble House Project , 1161 Dorset West Rd ., Dorset . marblehouseproject . org
TOUR DE GRACE BICYCLE RALLY JUN . 26 15-mile route includes Route 30 , backwoods trails , dirt roads , and a covered bridge . Rest stops with water and snacks along the way . Family-friendly ride allows for social distancing . Enjoy beautiful scenery , get some exercise , and support Grace Cottage . 8 – 10am . Grace Cottage ’ s Wolff Building , 163 Grafton Rd ., Townshend . 802-365-9109 or gracecottage . org
INTO THE WOODS EXPLORATION BACKPACK PROGRAM JUL .– OCT . Nurture your child ’ s appreciation for the natural world through Hildene ’ s backpack program , with all the essential tools for discovery . Through a series of stops along a Hildene Awards trail , children will engage in hands-on forest activities . 802-367-7960 or hildene . org
2021˚ F ~ 10TH ANNIVERSARY VERMONT GLASS GUILD EXHIBITION JUL . 3 - AUG . 22 Exhibition celebrating the VT Glass Guild ’ s 10th anniversary that will feature the artistic accomplishments of a variety of guild members . Elizabeth de C . Wilson Museum , Southern Vermont Arts Center , 930 SVAC Dr ., Manchester . 802-362-1405 or svac . org
READING AND DISCUSSION : THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE JUL . 4 There is more to July 4th than picnics and fireworks , come hear it read in its entirety followed by a discussion with audience input . Free child safe flags for each participant . 1 – 2pm . Outside on the lawn of the Bennington Battle Monument . 15 Monument Cir ., Bennington . 802-447-0550 or historicsites . vermont . gov
MANCHESTER MUSIC FESTIVAL JUL . 8 – AUG . 5 Celebrating its 47th Season ! Thursday Mainstage Concerts feature world-class chamber music . Saturday Gallery Recitals feature solo or duo performances by faculty artists , and the rising stars of the Young Artists Program perform on Sundays . Attend in-person , outdoors , or online . Weekends are free ! Southern Vermont Arts Center , 930 SVAC Dr ., Manchester . 802-362-1956 or mmfvt . org
OLDCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY 2021 SEASON JUL . 9 We are thrilled to announce that Oldcastle Theatre Company will be bringing live , professional theatre back to downtown Bennington beginning July 9 , 2021 ! Check our website for details on our three-show season . We can ’ t wait to welcome you back to the theatre ! 331 Main St ., Bennington . 802-447-0564 or oldcastletheatre . org
DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL JUL . 9- SEP 4 Dorset Theatre Festival , under the leadership of Dina Janis , is proud to present its 44th season , featuring a classic revival of Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang , Jul . 9 – 31 ; the world premiere of Queen of the Night by travis tate , Aug . 10 – Sep . 4 ; and a developmental presentation of Scarecrow by Heidi Armbruster , Jul . 21 – 31 . Outdoors at the Southern Vermont Arts Center , 930 SVAC Dr ., Manchester . 802-867-2223 or dorsettheatrefestival . org
ICE CREAM SOCIAL JUL . 10 Enjoy free Wilcox ice cream after checking out the current exhibits inside . 1 – 3pm . Dorset Historical Society , DHS ’ s Bley House Museum , corner of Route 30 at Kent Hill Rd ., Dorset . 802-867-0331 or info @ dorsetvthistory . org
NORTHSHIRE LIVE : PETER WOHLLEBEN IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD LOUV JUL . 13 Welcome the author of the beloved bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben for a virtual conversation with acclaimed nature writer Richard Louv about his newest book The Heartbeat of Trees . Virtual event , Zoom . Tickets on Eventbrite . 4 – 5pm . Northshire Bookstore , 4869 Main St ., Manchester . 802-362-2200 or northshire . com
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