- Band Concert in the Park - Monday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. The Vergennes City Band performs in the park every Monday in August.
- Addison County Fair & Field Days - Opens Tuesday, Aug. 6, runs through Saturday, Aug. 10. Field Days Road, New Haven. Vermont's largest agricultural fair, offering fun for all generations! Follow the signs from Route 7 to Route 17. Fair events run from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. Field Days Road, off of Rte. 17. Admission. 545-2557.
- Starksboro Community Coffee House, featuring Rik Palieri. - Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. At Starksboro Village Meeting House, Rte. 116, Starksboro. Plus open microphone. (To sign up for open mike, please call 434-5106 or 434-4254.) Suggested donation: adults $5, children under 12 $3. Coffee, tea, cider and home-baked treats will be available.
- Singer/Songwriter Patrick Fitzsimmons - Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Concert in the Barn at Mary's at Baldwin Creek, Admission $8; cabaret seating. 1876 Rt. 16, just outside of Bristol. Information, call 453-2432.
- Art Classes through Bristol Recreation Department - to see the course offerings in the visual and performing arts, visit the Bristol Recreation Department's website at www.Bristolrec.org.
- Poetry Slam - Points are not the point. . . The point is poetry.
It's the power of The Word. Slamming a poem is your chance to slam out your views and ideas, slam up against boundaries, slam out of society's constructs and slam free to your soul. Or it's just a lot of fun.
In Bristol, Rockydale Pizza has been packed to the walls and shakin' with performance poetry, proving that anyone who wants to be a poet or a critic of poetry can be heard. STAND UP AND SHOUT! Anyone can Slam, from age 5 to age 90, the stage is an even playing field. If you think, you can Slam. If you feel, you can Slam. If you breathe, you can Slam. Therefore Slam.
Rockydale Slams run on a bimonthly basis-every other Wednesday night. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and poets need to come and sign up at 6:30. Only 15 poets will be accepted.
Poets perform original poems under 3 minutes in length with no props and are judged by 5 members of the audience on a scale of 0 to 10, Olympic-style. The top and bottom scores are thrown out, with a highest possible score of 30. Poems may be read from a page, memorized, sung, chanted, and/or danced as long as there is no musical accompaniment. Poets should come prepared with at least 3 poems to perform.
So break out of your house, shell, or hut and come out and SLAM! Or just enjoy a heck of a show. You'd be amazed by what's out there in Addison County.
- Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble - Wednesdays 7 - 9 p.m. in
the bandroom at MUHS. Open to brass, woodwind, and percussion musicians
of all ages. For information, call 388-3215.
- Starksboro Community Coffee House - The series will resume after Novemberís event in March 2002.
- Studio Arts Center - Release Stress! Create art -- paint, sculpt, make collages, mixed media, drawing -- then exhibit your work in our open house exhibitions. The Studio Arts Center provides an ongoing "open studio" working with visual artists, a place to explore, express, and create. We have an after school program called "Art for Youth" for ages 12-19 from 3-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also have special Saturday workshops. Scholarships are available. We welcome visitors or new participants. See our displays at the Vermont Book Shop and at Neil and Otto's Pizza Cellar. We are at 73 MacIntyre Lane, Middlebury (behind Greg's Market off of Elm St.). Contact Pam or Dale Davis, directors, at 388-3822 or [email protected]
- The Hub (Bristol Recreation Youth Center)- The "Old Bingo Hall" at the Bristol Rec. Park is now "The Hub". The Hub is here to allow young people a place to gather and enjoy each other, engage in a game of pool or ping pong, watch a movie, work on a computer, or just hang out with friends and enjoy a snack. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. for teens age 11 - 19 (grades 7 - 12).