Vermont Community Events
Ghost Hunting in Dorset
The Dorset Library will be offering an evening with paranormal investigator Becky Shott, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. There will be an introduction to the equipment and ghost hunting and the opportunity to make your own dowsing rods. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours to conduct your personal investigation. Evidence captured will be shared with the Library and included in Becky’s presentation when she returns in October. There will be time to discuss your findings and ask questions. Limited seats will be available, so register early. Call 802-867-5774, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the library or go to dorsetvillagelibrary.org to obtain all the details and register. A minimum donation of $5 for each participant will benefit the Dorset Library.
Battenkill Game Fair and Expo
Covey and Nye presents the first annual Battenkill Game Fair and Expo on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held on the magnificent grounds of the exclusive Dutch River Club, located on Parker Lane in Salem, N.Y. The event will feature activities and workshops for all levels of outdoor and country lifestyle enthusiasts. Learn to shoot a shotgun, cast a bamboo fly rod and train a dog. There will be a large selection of UTVs for utility vehicle safety and driving classes. Shooters can bring their guns and check how it patterns and fits, then attend the gun fitting seminar by nationally and internationally recognized instructor and gun fitter, Lars Jacob. Clay venues such as our 12 station world class sporting clays course, wobble trap, high tower and quail walk will be open for experienced shooters and shooting instruction will be available for all levels of shooters. A walk through the exhibitors’ area will find tents full of town and country attire and equipment. Food and beverages will be available. Limited private tours of the Dutch River Club’s stunning hilltop views, manicured bird covers and wildlife-rich ponds will be available upon request. Visit coveyandnye.com for details.
Victorian Tea and Fashion Show
On Sunday, September 25, at 2 p.m. the Cambridge Historical Society and Museum will hold its third annual Victorian Tea and Fashion Show at the Museum on Broad Street in Cambridge, N.Y. This popular event will once again feature tea, savories and sweets held in a beautifully decorated 1869 Victorian home, which houses a large collection of furniture, Civil War memorabilia, china, a military room, art work, Mary McClellan items and much more, acquired from Cambridge and the surrounding area.
The highlight of the afternoon will be a fashion show featuring live models wearing Victorian-style clothing narrated by Phyllis Chapman with musical accompaniment by Mike Chapman. Ms. Chapman has been a museum educator and living history presenter for 15 years. She served as the director of education at the Bennington Museum, the site coordinator for the Bennington Battlefield Visitors’ Center and also as curator of Fine Arts at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. She has an extensive collection of reproduction historic women’s and girls’ clothing and has presented historic fashion shows at the Park-McCullough House, the Barnett Homestead and retirement communities.
Attendance must be by reservation only, at a cost of $15 per person. Make checks payable to The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum, and mail to Lois Sheaff, 2132 State Route 22, Cambridge, N.Y. 12816. Include your phone number on the check. Reservations will close on September 18 or when the event is sold out.