A local cast and crew of high school and college students, in association with Bishop’s University, will present an outdoor production of the musical “Xanadu,” Aug. 5-8 at 6:30 p.m., 413 Carpenter Road, Charlotte.

Active-duty military and their families can enjoy free baseball at Vermont National Guard’s military appreciation night, Tuesday, Aug. 10, Centennial Field, 98 University Road, Burlington.

Everyone’s invited Saturday, July 31, 6 p.m., to the Diamond Island Yacht Club for the Lewis and Field chicken barbecue, Point Bay Marina, 1401 Thompson’s Point Rd, Charlotte.

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, violinist Jane Kittredge joins Laura Markowitz, also on violin, and Russell Wilson, viola, and John Dunlop, cello, at Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Music at the Beach series at Charlotte waterfront park.

Last summer while working in the garden, I was startled when a fast-flying wasp dropped a plump pumpkin spider on the soil in front of me. The wasp landed, grabbed the spider, and wiggled backwards into a small hole I hadn’t noticed, quickly …

Saige Alpeter of Charlotte has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2021 semester.

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