Vermont Community News

Vermont Community News

Vermont Community News

Animal Yoga for Kids at MCL

Can you stretch as tall as a giraffe? Curl up like a hedgehog? Pose with your wings spread out like an owl? Youngsters are invited to come to the Manchester Community Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, for a special Summer Reading family event featuring animal yoga, music and movement with Manchester’s own Alexandra Langstaff of Hullabaloo. This free program will encourage kids to experience playful motion as they try a variety of animal yoga poses and creative movement. The Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program is generously sponsored by Mother Myrick’s Confectionery and the Northshire Bookstore.

Outdoor Adventure Trip

It’s not to late to nudge the budding scientists in your family by signing them up for Battenkill Conservancy’s Outdoor Adventure Trip, taking place August 8 to 11, in Cambridge, N.Y. The four-day program uses Battenkill Valley Outdoors as base camp for a small group of middle school students, to explore the river, the watershed, the night sky and the surrounding forest, led by BSA certified director Randy Jennings, with help from returning counselors who are now certified as wilderness guides. River-based activities to assess water quality or canoeing down the river are traditional activities. With the help of Stewarts Holiday Match and the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bags programs, no child interested in participating will be turned away. Email or call 518-677-2545.

Stories and Free Books Inspire Young Readers in Jamaica

Children in Jamaica were recently treated to a storytelling presentation with Marv Klaassen-Landis and brand-new books to keep, thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). Marv-Klaassen-Landis is a performer, writer, educator and arts education consultant from Windsor. He writes poetry and fiction for children and adults, and leads workshops, residencies and family poetry parties. He co-founded Children’s Voices Theatre, which is dedicated to inspiring young people to express themselves through writing and performing. At the end of his storytelling presentation, each of the apporximately 60 children at the event selected two new books to keep from hundreds of titles. For further information, visit or call 802-874-4901.


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