Vermont Community Events

Vermont Community Events

Vermont Community Events

Manchester Farmers’ Market

This week at the Manchester Farmers Market, kids will be learning all about what grows above and below ground in Art Farm. We’ll be making our own garden portraits with a twist, to learn about what kids of foods you pick, and what kinds of food you pull when harvesting. Linda Cullum will be providing the musical backdrop with her excellent rock and roll tunes.

Bennington Farmers’ Market

Do you have a monster zucchini growing on your plant? Did you just dig up the weirdest potato ever seen? Or is your homemade salsa in demand at every party? Consider entering one of the food contest being sponsored by the Bennington Farmers’ Market at its Old Fashioned County Fair on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food growers have a chance to win glory in one of four vegetable competitions: heaviest tomato; longest zucchini; most bizarre veggie; and prettiest veggie. The winners will be chosen by popular vote. Bakers and cooks can compete in three categories: zucchini bread; jam, jelly or preserves; and salsa. Local food professionals will be judging the entries. Bring entries to the market on the River Walk in Bennington anytime after 10 a.m. that day. Winners will be announced between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Any questions may be directed to Audrey Pietrucha at 802-733-6981 or

Dorset Farmers Market

Linda Cullum performs at this week’s Dorset Farmers’ Market, located in its summer location at HN Williams Store on Route 30 in Dorset. For more information, visit

Veggies for Those in Need

Seniors and veterans in the East Rupert and Dorset area who would like a few vegetables delivered to them are encouraged to contact me Garry DuFour, who has been growing vegetables in his garden this year to share them with folks in need. His phone number is 802-325-2925. 

Arlington Jam

Ed Ransom hosts West Mountain Inn’s Musicians Night on Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a night of great music with no cover charge. Call 802-375-6516 for details.

‘Hamilton’ Sing-along.

The Wilburton Inn will host a free ‘Hamilton’ Sing-Along inspired by the revolutionary Broadway hit on Saturday, September 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP at 802-362-2500.

Move and Groove

Kids are invited to bring an adult for movement, yoga and music at ‘Move and Groove, Monday and Thursday, August 22 and 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Andover Town Hall. Classes are drop in and by donation, taught by Lila and Ida Specker. For details, email

Slate Valley Museum Annual Dinner

The Slate Valley Museum (SVM) will hold its Annual Dinner on Monday, August 29, at the Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, N.Y. The dinner will include hors d’oeuvres and a choice of entrees. A silent auction will feature local arts and craft items,  dinners at local restaurants, spa gift certificates, passes to golf and location attractions, sampler baskets, framed photography, slate items and much more. This annual event, organized by the SVM board of trustees, is the museum’s primary fundraising event of the year; proceeds will directly support the continuation of enriching educational programs, concerts, exhibitions and an extensive collection of historical artifacts that celebrate the history and culture of the Slate Valley region of New York and Vermont.

The cost of the dinner is $50 per person. The silent auction and cocktails begin at 5 p.m., with the dinner commencing at 6:30 p.m. Reservations and prepayment are required by August 26. Contact the museum at 518-642-1417. The Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street in Granville, N.Y. Visit for details.


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