Tuesday, June 17, 2008



Here's a variety of what's happening... if you're aware of anything you'd like shared, please let me know as I do expect to send along another email this week with a few additional items I'm gathering details on.

SWIM LESSONS - I was able to get confirmation just last night for the number of lifeguards for lessons and will send along info of how it's working to those who have signed up. There is still room, mostly in the upper levels if you are still considering signing up your child(ren). Contact Corinne.
First PTNA meeting of the upcoming school year will be Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:30pm. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us to help plan what fun activities will be included in the school year.
Saturday, June 21st 9am-5pm & Sunday June 22nd 9am-3pm Middlesex Methodist Church Sale HUGE YARD SALE, much of it is under tents. Near the Corner of Route 100B & 2
Vermont History Expo June 21st & 22nd, 10am – 5pm at the Tunbridge World's FairgroundsAdmission good for both days: Adults $10; Students up to 18, $5; Kids under 5, free. Weekend family pass $20.00; Half-price admission for visitors in period dress! A collection of 150 local historical societies, museums, and heritage organizations meet annually to create a fresh picture of Vermont history with exhibits, music, family activities, music, food, presentations, performances, and lots more in a timeless fairgrounds setting. Join us!http://www.vermonthistory.org/expo On Sunday, History Expo will be highlighting the Civil War and its impact on Vermont's home front, featuring presentations, activities, and exhibits.
Free Monday Movies at Brookfield Old Town Hall will run now through Labor Day (not on July 7th). Every Monday beginning June 23rd there are two films scheduled, a family film at 7pm and a 9pm film favorite. Refreshments will be sold with the proceeds - and any donations from movie patrons - benefitting the work on the Old Town Hall. For more info including a schedule of films and film times: brookfieldmovies@gmail.com.
Note: The Floating Bridge in Brookfield is currently closed to traffic although people can enjoy walking across!

Kellogg-Hubbard giant summer book sale begins on Monday, June 16th at 10 a.m., and continues through July 12th. You will find thousands of used, nearly-new and brand-new books, as well as audio books, music, videos, DVDs and more. Books are all arranged by subject for easy browsing. Come early for the best selection! We've been overwhelmed by your generosity! Please hold donations until the end of July. Thank-you so much! http://www.kellogghubbard.org

Wednesday evenings at 7pm free Band Concerts are held on the State House lawn in Montpelier from June through August. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and maybe a snack and ENJOY!
Wednesday evenings in Barre there are also free concerts.
6/18 - Dave Keller
6/25 Starline Rhythm Boys
7/2 Lewis Franco
7/9 Colin McCaffrey & Jim Pitman
7/16 Cold Country Bluegrass
7/30 Rusty Romance
8/13 Jon Noyes DJ
8/20 Radio Rangers
8/27 Sherri's Jubilee
Youth Chess Club. For ages 6-16, free and open to all levels. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Info 229-1207
FREE LIBRARY CARD at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. All Berlin residents qualify for a free library card, although proof of residence will be required. Students most be accompanied by their parent/guardian to fill out the paperwork to get a library card. Everyone is welcome at the library to read books, magazines, newspapers, use the computers, play games in the children's room, etc. Library card holders can sign out books, audio books, music cds, and more along with making use of "Listen Up Vermont" to download audio books. Go to the website to find out more. http://www.kellogghubbard.org
THURSDAY Granite Center Farmers' Market in Barre at the Aldrich Public Library. 2pm-6pm through mid October. Thirty vendors with agricultural products, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts.
StoryWalk at Hubbard Park - combines wonderful children’s books with the pleasure of walking. “Gossie” by Olivier Dunrea (in English and French!) will be posted at Hubbard Park on the path from the new shelter to the tower from June 30 – July 13, 2008. Pages from a book are posted at “stations” along your route. As you walk, you are directed to the next page in the story.
Kellogg-Hubbard Children's Room - Saturday, June 21: Summer Program Kick-off with Bug Man Steve Amos 1-2:30 pm This program will introduce the young and young-at-heart to 6, 8, 10, 12 or even 100 legged arthropods! A selection of live animals will accompany the presentation. http://www.kellogghubbard.org Look for other exciting events all summer long.
BERLIN HISTORY BUFFS - The History of Montpelier’s Commercial Activity Along the Winooski River Valley Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 7pm / Location: Kellogg-Hubbard LibraryThis is a photo presentation by Manuel Garcia of many of the earlier business establishments, large and small along the Memorial Drive, Berlin Street, River Street, Barre Street area neighborhoods. It includes the Manufactured Gas and Electric Generating plants along with some pictures of the Railroad, and Trolley systems that traversed this valley, as well as the early single span bridges that crossed the Winooski River.
Note from Corinne - I have attended this presentation previously and loved it. Part of this area was previosly Berlin as the dividing lines between Berlin & Montpelier used to be the river before Berlin sold some land to Montpelier so they wouldn't have to share in the upkeep of the bridges. I'm planning on attending again and hope to see some of you there!***

Junior Tennis Players - Saturdays from 10am - 12noon all levels meet down at the Montpelier Rec Field courts out on Elm Street. This is free and to give them some time on the court, to meet others and have fun.
Vermont Mountaineers baseball with home games at the Montpelier Rec Field on Elm Street. Shuttle busses running from various locations in Montpelier. $4 adults, $3 sr, student or military, or Family ticket pack $10. Schedule: http://www.thevermontmountaineers.com/
FREE QuarryWorks performances at the Phillips Experimental Theater on the grounds of the Adamant Music School:
Brigadoon - A Musical July 17-20 and July 24-27. Evening performances Thurs, Friday, Sat, Sun at 7:30pm. Matinees at 1pm on Sat. and 2pm on Sunday.
Cinderella, Cinderella - for young audiences July 31 - August 3 and August 7-10. EVening performances Thurs & Fri at 7:30pm and Sat. at 5pm. Matinees at 1pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.
All QuarryWorks performances are FREE, thanks to the Adamant Community Cultural Foundation. http://www.adamant.org 229-9297
Vermont Drive-Ins

Sunset Drive-In, Colchester, VT Four Screens http://www.sunsetdrivein.com/ Come early mini-putt is open. Adults $7.50, children under 12 $2.50, under 4 free.

Randall Drive-In - Bethel, VT located on Route 12 between Randolph & Bethel 234-7220 Open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays screening double features of current and recent films. Admission: $7 for each adult; free for children ages 11 and under.
July 24-27 - Barre Homecoming Days

Looks like a good site to find activities even if they're not all in Central Vermont: http://www.findandgoseek.net/
If your child is needing some encouragement to read this summer, below are several programs that may be of interest. Don't forget one of are favorites which is to encourage the kids to read a book that has been made into a movie which you could then rent (or go see) once they've finished the book. It's always interesting to discuss how the book and the movie are different. Don't forget that at the elementary and middle school there is the state requirement that the students read at least 25 books per year at their level. During the summer is a great time to find books of interest.
VERMONT MOUNTAINEERS: (I have a form I can forward to you, just ask)
BARNES & NOBLE: http://images.barnesandnoble.com/pImages/resources/events/2008/summerreading/summer_reading_tearpad-activity.pdf
VERMONT LAKE MONSTERS: http://www.vermontlakemonsters.com/monsterscare/hitthebooks/
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY FAIR: http://cvexpo.org/education.aspx
KELLOGG-HUBBARD LIBRARY: http://www.kellogghubbard.org/cl.html

We would love it if you would add some more Central Vermont things to the FindandGoSeek.net web site. Just use the Submit a Listing button on the Homepage. We can't keep up with all the great things there are for kids/families to do in VT! We built the site with the community in mind so that they would be able to contribute as well.

Miss Magpie/AKA - Dana Freeman
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