Events for July 6, 2019
Events for July 6, 2019
Learn how to use a compass and read a topo map. Figure out what to do if you get lost in the woods. Know what to pack for a day hike and how to build a safe campfire. Learn these and other skills at Merck Forest & Farmland Center. Merck Forest and Farmland Center is a non-profit educational organization located in the Taconic Mountains of southwestern Vermont. The Center’s mission is to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for our natural and working lands. How to find us: Merck Forest and Farmland Center is located between Rupert and Dorset, at the top of the very large hill on Route 315 (Rupert Mountain Road). Please do not rely solely on your GPS: once you reach the top of the big hill on 315, turn into Merck Forest's Driveway. If you start going downhill, you've missed us!
Join SVAC for the opening reception for Gallery One Series: Arthur Gibbes Burton. Guest Curator: Warren Broderick About the exhibition: This exhibition features around twenty seasonal paintings by Arthur Gibbes Burton (1883-1969), an Impressionist artist from Windham County whose nearly forty-year career produced many landscapes of the West River Valley in Newfane, Brookline, and Townshend. Burton was a long-time member of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, where he exhibited frequently between 1927 and 1955. SVAC held a solo exhibition of his work in 1954. He donated Spring Farm to SVAC’s Permanent Collection in 1959. The exhibition will also feature examples of his sketches and other ephemera from his papers in the Archives of the Bennington Museum. These materials will illuminate his creative process in the production of a painting. This event is free & open to the public.
Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Written by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by Susanna Gellert. The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks invites the audience to use their imagination to create a world of moonlight, magic, and memory. This charming and funny fable tells the story of a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that keeps them apart. Reality collides with romance as the young couple falls in love, grows apart, and finds their way back to each other after the September rains. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston, VT 05161 $45-69. Does not include sales tax and fees.
Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Johanna Gruenhut. Written by America’s most produced playwright over the last two years, Lauren Gunderson, this smart and inspiring story finds Caroline, who has been ill, stuck inside her home for weeks, months, years, an eternity. One afternoon, her classmate Anthony arrives bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161 $45-60. Does not include sales tax and fees.