Butz to Speak on Shays Settlement Project at Cambridge Library
The Cambridge Public Library will host Steve Butz on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m., lecture on the Shays’ Settlement Project in Sandgate, one of the most important archaeological sites in Vermont today. The Project is the first formal study of the ruins of a fortified 18th-century settlement located in the mountains near the New York/Vermont border. The settlement was founded by Captain Daniel Shays and his fellow refugees after they fled from Massachusetts following the uprising he lead in 1787. Incredibly, this piece of lost American history lay hidden and untouched for over 200 years. The archaeological study began in April of 2013, and is ongoing. The lecture will weave together the present-day archaeological investigation with the story of Shays’ heroic life as a captain in the Continental Army and his impact on American law, his role in the infamous rebellion that bears his name, and the founding of the settlement. Space is limited; register at the Cambridge Public Library by calling 802-677-2443.
Spanish Conversation at MCL
Sue Ritchie will be offering Spanish Conversation class at the Manchester Community Library on Friday, July 29, from 3 to 3:55 p.m. All ages are invited. The class meets on the last Friday of each month (except next month, Thursday, August 25). Ritchie joined the BBA World Language Department eight years ago. The classes are free and open to the public. Participants should have at least a basic knowledge of the language. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center. For more information, contact MCL at 802-362-2607.
Mt. Holly Library to Present Talk on ‘Art & Regional Identity’
The Mount Holly Town Library will be hosting a Vermont Humanities Council Program on Sunday, August 7, at 5 p.m. in the Mount Holly Town Library, 26 Maple Hill Road, Belmont. William Hosley will present ‘New England Impressions: Art and the Making of Regional Identity, 1885 to 1950.’ Aspiring New England artists have used our history, landscape, environment and traditional industries as subject matter and muse for several generations. Hosley will tell the story of the painters, printmakers and photographers who helped to shape New England’s image at home and abroad. Refreshments will be served. The talk is free and accessible to people with disabilities. Contact Joan McCallum at 802-259-2318 for more information.
Northshire Bookstore to Host Olmstead
On Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m., award- winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes a pervasive and dangerous fraud in his book, ‘Real Food/Fake Food.’ You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust; extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t. Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants and our kitchens. Omsted brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing that this shocking deception extends from high-end foods to everyday staples. For details, call the store at 802-362-2200 or visit them at northshire.com. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street in Manchester Center.
Comar to Speak on SCAC
Cathi Comar, executive director, will discuss Second Chance Animal Center and share some of its community programs at an event hosted by Battenkill Grange 487 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 1. Come to the Grange Pavilion in West Arlington with a blanket or chair; free ice cream sundaes will be provided. For information, call Nathalie Caler at 802-375-6135.