Norman’s Attic in Arlington
Norman’s Attic, listed as one of Yankee Magazine’s top Vermont summer events, is returning to Arlington on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (In case of rain, the event will run from noon until 5 p.m. the next day.) Now in its 24th year, Norman’s Attic is a town-wide tag sale and celebration hosted by Saint James’ Episcopal Church. It gets its name from beloved American illustrator Norman Rockwell, who resided in Arlington and painted its residents for the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines for more than 20 years. Tag sales will abound throughout the town, while vendors will be selling hand-made crafts, textiles, jewelry, art, pottery, antiques and more. At Saint James’ parishioners and volunteers will be hosting an early-bird coffee and donut station before the grill fires up to turn out hot dogs and burgers along with toppings such as sautéed onions and peppers. Also on offer will be homemade sandwiches and lighter fare, as well as the ever-popular bake sale and tables full of kitchenware, toys, puzzles, decorative items and costume jewelry at can’t-resist prices. The Crossover Cloggers will be showing off their fancy footwork in the afternoon,while Saint James’ itself – Vermont’s first Episcopal parish – and its historic cemetery will be open for viewing and informal tours. In addition, the Church will provide information about some of the private tag sales going on throughout Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland that day. For more information about this fun and festive event, call the church office at 802-375-9952 or Joanna Taylor at 802-375-9330. You can also go to the website at stjamesarlingtonvt.org.