Spring Calendar of Events

April 12, 2012  
Filed under Things to do

Apr. 13 

VYO Chorus & VT Youth Concert Chorale Spring Concert

A program devoted to the energy and life inspired by the coming of spring. Jeffrey Buettner, conductor, Annemieke Spoelstra, accompanist. Included are choral settings of poetry by Mary Ann Hoberman and Sara Teasdale’s tempestuously romantic poem “I Am Not Yours” set by Minnesota composer David Dickau. The salut à la saison closes.” Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester. 7:30 p.m. 802-863-5966. www.vyo.org

Apr. 14 

Concert – Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys

A concert featuring Banjo Dan and the Midnite Plowboys on its anniversary tour. Enjoy one of Vermont’s premiere bluegrass bands. River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville. 7 p.m. 802-888-1261.

A Film Unfinished

Yael Hersonski’s documentary features the footage of an infamous and unfinished Nazi-produced film about the Warsaw Ghetto. “A Film Unfinished tackles issues of memory, history, intent—the lies of propaganda as they bend the truth of what we see”—The Bost Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, 365 College Street, Middlebury. 3 and 8 p.m. 802-443-3168. www.middlebury.edu/events  cfa@middlebury.edu

Apr. 14 – 15

14th Annual Franklin County Quilt Show

The best and largest quilt show in Franklin County!  Over 100 quilts, viewers’ choice, door prizes, vendors, and raffle. Features over 100 quilts, viewers’ choice awards, Mayor’s Award, vendors, silent auction, demonstrations, door prize and raffle. Special exhibits include Purple Heart Quilts, Breast Cancer Quilt. St. Albans City Hall, 100 North Main Street, St. Albans. Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 802-326-3135 www.vtmooses.us/fcqg.html franklincountyquilters@gmail.com

Apr. 15 

Flavors of the Valley

Sample lots of local food items, meet local farmers and chefs and buy their products. About 50 vendors will sample treats and offer products for sale such as plant starts and produce. Hartford High School, 37 Highland Avenue, White River Junction. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 802-291-9100 X114. www.vitalcommunities.org/agriculture/flavors/index.htm, flavors@vitalcommunities.org

Apr. 17 

Vermont Enters the Civil War

Local author and this year’s lecturer, Bill McKone, plays the role of Governor Erastus Fairbanks. The presentation will include a Civil War encampment. The Quad or the SHAPE Facility, Johnson State College, 337 College Hill, Johnson. Encampment or SHAPE exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Ellsworth Lecture at 7 p.m. 802-635-1251. www.jsc.edu/events

Apr. 21 

Mud Season Variety Show

Chandler’s Mud Season Variety Show is a vibrant tradition, often emulated by other communities, but never surpassed. The 18th season spotlights the talents of families, friends and neighbors. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph. 7:30 p.m. 802-728-6464. www.chandler-arts.org. director@chandler-arts.org

Apr. 26 – May 17 

Making Your Garden Delightful with Derrick Boulay

Gardener and landscape designer, Derrick Boulay, will guide garden owners to learn: How to know exactly what you want, and how to enjoy achieving it. Emphasis will be placed on simplicity and easy upkeep. River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. 802-888-1261. www.riverartsvt.org.info@riverarts.org

Apr. 27 

Molasses Creek

Traditional music from the tidewater marshes of Ocracoke Island, N.C. This high-energy acoustic group presents traditional music from the tidewater marshes with elegant harmonies, blazing instrumentals and a quirky sense of humor. A cash bar will be available. Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, 7:30 p.m. 802-728-6464. www.molassescreek.com. director@chandler-arts.org

Yellow Barn presents Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano

Beethoven’s five Sonatas for Cello and Piano form the cornerstone of repertoire for that instrumental partnership. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill Rd., Putney. 8 p.m. 802-387-6637. www.yellowbarn.org. info@yellowbarn.org


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