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Greensboro: A Critical Balance - Artists Take Action

Through Nov. 22, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m - 4 p.m.

Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the natural rate. Many biologists say this is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago. Eight New England artists have gathered to paint and exhibit a selection of species that are listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s red list. Participating artists include Gabriel Tempesta, Linda Mirabile, Heidi Broner and Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, of Vermont; Shearon Murphy and Michael Boardman, of Maine; Suzanne Stryk of Virginia; and Susan Parmenter, of New Hampshire.

Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 802-533-2000,

Stowe: Dona Ann McAdams - Performative Acts

Through Nov. 13: Photographs from McAdams’ expansive oeuvre over the last 40 years featuring essential documentation of the avant-garde performance and queer liberation scenes in New York in the 1980s and 1990s, humane in situ portraits of those with cognitive disabilities, cloistered nuns, hot walkers at the race track, Appalachians, and farmers as well as luminous photos of horses, oxen, goats.

Open for timed ticket entry Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with 45 minute viewing slots available at 10 and 11:15 a.m., and 1 and 2:15 p.m. 

90 Pond Street. Reserve a private viewing experience:

Stowe: Exposed. - Vermont Edition 2020

Through October, Helen Day Art Center’s annual outdoor sculpture exhibition on display throughout the town of Stowe showcasing Vermont artists.

On the lawn of the Stowe Free Libarry and Helen Day Art Center, on Pond Street in Stowe Village and along the recreation path.

Morrisville: “As it Happens” at River Arts

Through Nov. 6, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The work of Stowe artist Seb Sweatman, an abstract painter influenced and inspired by the Abstract Expressionist movement. “My paintings are about life. I am interested in depth, light and color, movement."

River Arts, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville. (802) 888-1261,

Johnson: “Acting Out”

Through Dec. 31.

Vermont-based sculptor Judith Wrend’s work represents an unspoken language developed over many years of focused creative attention. Shapes, lines, and openings repeat and reinvent themselves in a progressive continuity. Sited outdoors, a sculpture forms a relationship with its surrounding landscape and with the changing wind and light. Propelled by wind or touch, the kinetic works dance in space and time.

Minėmå Gallery, 2 Lower Main Street, Johnson. or (646) 519-1781.

Johnson: Hooked Lines and Stickers

Through Nov. 2.

Exhibit of New York City fiber artist, painter and author Rose Pearlman’s modern hooked rugs, wall hangings and archival sticker collages.

Minėmå Gallery, 2 Lower Main Street, Johnson. or (646) 519-1781.


Johnson: Fair Food Fest at Field Days

Friday, Sept. 25, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Field Days, Johnson.

Favorite fair foods will be available: bloomin’ onions, corn dogs, Michigans, hot dogs, Philly cheese steak, hand-cut fries, tacos, fajitas, hand-rolled pretzels, pretzel dogs, fried dough, fried oreos, candy apples, caramel apples, cotton candy and much more.

Tickets limited to 150 sold per time slot. Masks are required as well as social distancing. $5 each, and must be purchased online: or Proceeds will be split between the two organizations. 

Morrisville: Drive-In Movie Night 

Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m. Bijou Morrisville Drive-In and the Lamoille Community House shows “The Pursuit of Happyness,” a Will Smith movie about a salesman experiencing homelessness. Tickets are $20 per carload. $10 from each ticket sale benefits Lamoille Community House, a seasonal shelter serving people experiencing homelessness in our community. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Stowe: How Vermont Ski Areas Are Open for Business and Ideal Distancing

Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, via Zoom.

Virtual Red Bench Speaker Series with ski industry spokesperson Parker Riehle as he moderates a panel of industry leaders, including Bromley Mountain Resort’s Bill Cairns, Sugarbush Resort’s John Hammond, and Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s Bill Stritzler. The panelists discuss adapting to social distancing requirements and safety protocols to remain open for summer business and the trends, challenges, opportunities and pleasant surprises they’ve experienced. A Q&A will follow.

Upcoming: Oct. 8, Nordic skiing; A Look Forward, moderated by Olympic TV commentator Peter Graves; Nov. 12, Uphill and Beyond: What COVID-19 Means for Resorts and the Backcountry, moderated by Backcountry Magazine editor Adam Howard; and Dec. 3, Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast, book launch with author David Goodman.

Complimentary, but a $10 donation is encouraged. For Zoom invite, register at

Stowe: 1st Indigenous People’s Day Rocks! with Joanne Shenadoah

Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mayo fields, Weeks Hill Road. $15. (Rain date Oct. 11)

Blessing by chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki tribe, ceremonial performance by the Nulhegan Abenaki drummers, Abenaki author and preservationist Jesse Bowman Bruhac, acclaimed Abenaki folk singer and storyteller Bryan Blanchette, Vermont rockers Dave Keller and John Fusco and friends, Joanne Shenandoah.


Stowe: New Leaf Outdoor Musical Cabaret

Trapp Family Lodge will host a stop of the New Leaf Outdoor Musical Cabaret tour, Saturday, Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m., Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow. Concert highlights both traditional and contemporary musical pieces from the Broadway catalog. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and masks, picnic and beverages. Alcohol is permitted. 

Artistic director is Pearl Guerriere, the musical director is Andriana Chobot, with cast members Kaitie Bessette, Max Chlumecky, Jayden M. Choquette, Sarah Connor, Victoria Fearn, Kira Johnson, Connor Kendall, Timmy Lewis, Amelia Mason, Kaity McSalis, Kristina McSalis, Nathaniel Miller, Vonnie Murad, Noelle Nilo, Taryn Noelle, Stella Pappas, Erika Polner, Eric Rainville and Sarah Wright. No public restrooms available. 

Reserve tickets in advance; donations will also be accepted at the show. Reserve at For information, call 802-658-1484;


Glover: Insurrection & Resurrection Service Circus

Sept. 27, 4 p.m., Bread and Puppet Theater presents flag dancers, stiltwalkers and the whole roaring, squawking menagerie of paper-mache beasts and divinities attempting to speak to the heart of the current situation. $10. Additional donations welcome.

753 Heights Road, Glover.

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many events and activities have been canceled, postponed or transitioned to a digital format; but, as life begins a return to normalcy, we are bringing back the weekly calendar, which will detail both virtual and in-person events.

Event News

River Arts in Morrisville is challenging the community and local businesses to create artistic scarecrows to be displayed along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Oct. 19-31.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, United Methodist Church holds a takeout-only dinner at the Wolcott Town Hall from 4:30-5:30 p.m., including ham, baked beans, hash-browned casserole, coleslaw, rolls and cake. 

The Canada goose hunting season, to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of Canada geese migrating south from Canada, started Sept. 1.

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All calendar information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed; original content is submitted by community members. The online calendar is updated weekly after each print edition. Please reach out to the event contact(s) for up-to-date information, cancellations or changes.

All calendar entries are due in writing by 5 p.m. the Sunday before publication; earlier deadlines may arise with holidays. Be sure to include: event title, location, starting and ending dates (without an end date, items are removed after four weeks), times, brief description, website, email, phone number and cost; and a contact name, email and phone. We edit for space and style. Photos are welcome; please send the largest file size possible (1 MB or larger). Questions? Email

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