Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Summer Update

FREE MOVIES- Have you been down to the Brookfield Town Hall for a movie yet? I have and had an excellent time. Thurstday July 23rd the family movie, "Babe" is showing. No charge for the show but they hope you'll buy some snacks or make a donation to their Town Hall Reconstruction project. Snacks cost $1 each - there is popcorn, candy bars, nuts, along with beverages (some drinks cost $1, a few cost more). They have padded chairs and tables set up there but you're welcome to bring your own camp chairs.

Directions: take Interstate 89 south to Exit 5. When you get off the exit turn left and then take the first road on the right which is Stone Road and it will take you right into Brookfield. There is a sandwich sign advertising the movie in front of the Town Hall which is on the right, parking lot on the left. Movie starts at 7:30 - go early if you haven't walked across the Floating Bridge lately (not currently open for cars).

For the rest of the summer movie schedule contact: brookfieldmovies@gmail.com (upcoming are "Ghost" on 3oth, a Paul Newman movie extravaganza on Sunday Aug 2, "I-Robot", "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", and "To Kill a Mockingbird")

Subject: "Babe" tonite at 7:30

Dear Brookfield Movie Lover:
Tonight's movie is "Babe," a wonderful family film that came out almost 15 years ago, so chances are somebody in your family is new to "Babe."
When in recent memory was a G-Rated film nominated for Best Picture, along with Best Director and five other Oscars? And it won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects! If you have kids, you gotta bring them to Babe. And, if you don’t have young-uns? Come alone! This film is a visual treat, and the animals will steal your heart. No, it is not animated. And there are no scenes or dialog to make you squeamish. The settings (Australian countryside) are dreamy-lush. But the movie isn’t syrupy-sweet. Run-time is an hour and a half.

Friday night JULY 24th music and fireworks at the Paquet Farm in Barre. There was a story on the history of the Paquet farm in today's Times Argus
Native Tongue will play at 8pm, fireworks at 9:30 and Native Tongue will continue to play until midnight.
The family is in the process of converting a hay barn into a mini-museum featuring exhibits including family history, photos, art and relics from the old blacksmith shop – anvil and a working forge included – that will be open to the public during a six-hour celebration that will break up at midnight.
There will be a pig roast and barbecue – tickets are $13 for folks who are interested and an assortment of live entertainment that will be interrupted by a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Gov. Jim Douglas is scheduled to put in an appearance, the pig roast is set for 6 p.m., and live entertainment includes a group of musicians from Spaulding High School, Williamstown's Bethany Carrier and popular local rock band Native Tongue http://nativetonguerocks.com
Details of the Barre Heritage Festival which has events going on all weekend can be found at:
http://greaterbarrecommunity.ning.com/events This event includes a breakfast Saturday morning on the Aldrich Library lawn, a library booksale, a flea market on Depot Square, an afternoon parade on Saturday and lots of entertainment. There was an article with details also : http://www.timesargus.com/article/20090723/NEWS01/907230361

Chess Tournament Saturday, July 25th for adults and kids at the Howe Library in Hanover, NH http://www.vtchess.info/Events/Howe_Quads_2009.htm No entry fee but please pre-register so they can start on time.

Vermont Waterfalls http://www.vtfalls.com heard about this on the news recently that a guy has been going around photographing all of Vermont's waterfalls and he's put together a great website. In the future he may put together a guidebook.

Get to know your bicycle at one of Onion River Sports FREE maintenance and flat fix clinics, every other Friday from 6 - 7:45 pm!
Join the ORS mechanics to get to know your bicycle. You'll learn:
- how to fix a flat tire
- minor bicycle maintenance
- bicycle upkeep and care
- and have a chance to ask our mechanics those burning bicycle questions...
Fridays: July 24, August 14 & 28

FROM RESTORE IN BARRE: WANTED: plastic bags (especially shopping bags), egg crates (all kinds), bottle caps (all kinds, especially plastic and metal), label-free canning jars, five-gallon buckets.
There is an ongoing need for these items, please drop off anytime at The ReStore (see below):
Rachael Rice
Program Manager, The ReStore in Alliance with ReCycle North
34 Granite Street Barre, VT 05641
www.therestore.org p: 802.477.7800

July 10-August 28 Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Green, College St. Eight free films will be shown on Friday evenings throughout the summer on the VCFA green, from July 10 to August 28. (In case of rain on Friday night, films will be shown on Saturday night.) For more information, including directions, please visit www.vermontcollege.edu/movies.

July 24 Lassie Come Home (G) 1943
July 31 The Incredible Shrinking Man (unrated) 1957
August 7 Jason and the Argonauts (G) 1978
August 14 Yankee Doodle Dandy (unrated) 1942
August 21 Howl's Moving Castle (PG) 2005
August 28 Iron Giant (PG) 1999

Almost 20 Montpelier stores will be staying open on Friday nights till 8pm throughout the summer! So come on out. Run into friends on the street, run errands, window shop, see a movie and get a bit to eat! Every Friday downtown. Participating businesses include:
Riverwalk Records; Vermont Trading Company; Rivendell ; Bear Pond Books; The Knitting Studio; Artisans Hand; Salaam Boutique; Onion River Sports; Onion River Kids; The Shoe Horn; The Men's Store; Uncommon Market; Hunger Mountain Coop; Splash; Athena's; Capitol Grounds; Zutano

THE 6TH ANNUAL ONION RIVER CENTURY RIDE - The Kellogg-Hubbard Library has teamed up with Onion River Sports to bring you one of the most beautiful century rides in the Northeast! The Onion River Century Ride hits the roads of Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom on Saturday, July 25th. This spectacular ride through the heart of rural Vermont with food stops, support vehicles, and tons of wonderful volunteers for your riding pleasure and an end-of-ride BBQ.
Choose from three rides: the 111 mile full century, 110k (68 mile) metric century or NEW 23 mile loop. Registration begins at 7:00 am on day of ride. Enjoy clear streets with a police escort through town that leaves at 8:30 am from the Montpelier Rec Field. Six food stops approximately every 20 miles (for full century, less for metric and short loop); support truck for mechanical and emotional support along the ride; delicious end of ride BBQ.
Entry fee is $65 after 7/13 and includes 2 BBQ tickets. We have registration forms at the library and at Onion River Sports on Langdon Street or online at : www.onionriver.com/century. There is a fee of $7.50 to register online.
As part of this event we are raffling a Yakima Car Rack System which holds four bikes. Tickets are $2 apiece, 6 for $10 or 15 for $20. The Yakima Rack is on display in the front lobby at the Library. Tickets are on sale at the adult circulation desk.

Once Upon a Child - $10 bag sale, Saturday, July 25th All day long - put as many clearance items as possible in one bag for just $10. 9am - 6pm. Offer not valid on previous purchases. Once Upon a Child supplies the bag. (they will not be buying items on Saturday, July 25th.) 38 Taft Corners Shopping Center, Williston 878-5434

SWIMMING LESSONS - there are still some spots available in Berlin's second session of swim lessons from August 3rd - 14th. Monday through Friday in the morning for 45 minutes, $25 for first child, $20 for each additional child.
August 17th - 20th a FREE 4-Evening Astronomical Adventure for local children and their families is coming to the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. StarQuest is a series of four astronomical programs led by Fairbanks Museum Educator Bobby Farlice-Rubio. Each unique lesson is packed with the latest information from ongoing NASA missions and exciting activities like making and launching rockets, experimenting with light and gravity, and using telescopes every night! Participants do not need any experience with Astronomy or Science to enjoy and benefit from StarQuest: children aged five and older are greatly encouraged to attend with their families.

StarQuest in Montpelier will be at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library (135 Main St., Montpelier, VT) from Monday, August 17th until Thursday, August 20th, from 5:30pm until 9:30pm each night (to allow for telescope use at the end of each program). Since all four lessons are different, families will want to attend every session. No pre-registration is required. Best of all, there is no charge to participate in StarQuest: this program is completely FREE to children of all ages and the adults who accompany them.

For more information, contact Bobby Farlice-Rubio at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium: 802-748-2372 x111 or bfarlice-rubio@fairbanksmuseum.org

I hope many of you will take the time to participate. We've attended a StarQuest program and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Don't forget Berlin families are always welcome at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library - with proof of residency you may get a card which enables you to sign out materials, borrow the passes to the State Parks & ECHO, participate in "Listen Up! Vermont" (where you can download audio books from a website), sign up to make use of computers, participate in a variety of programming and more. http://www.kellogghubbard.org/ This fall there will be a special Berlin Day on a Saturday at the library - stay tuned for more details!

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