Naturopath Program at Nature Museum
On Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m., Dr. Laura Senes, a naturopathic physician who practices in Saxtons River, and teaches at the Community College of Vermont, will teach the basics of tincture making - including alcohol, glycerin, and vinegar tinctures - at The Nature Museum at Grafton.
Museum members $25, non-members $35. Minimum number of participants for class: 6. Preregistration is required by Jan. 25 by calling 843-2111.
For information about other Museum exhibits and school and public programs, visit www.nature-museum.org.
Andre Watts & VSO in Bellows Falls
On Friday, Jan. 29 Andre Watts and the Vermont Symphony will perform at the Bellows Falls Opera House at 7:30 p.m. World premiere of David Ludwig's Symphony No. 1, "Book of Hours," commissioned by the VSO for the 75th Anniversary Premiere Masterworks Concert events. Mendelssohn's The Hebrides "Fingal's Cave," and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor."
For more information, call 463-9595, or visit www.vermontfestivalsllc.com.
Trei Arcusi in Performance at VA
Vermont Academy will host the group Trei Arcusi on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. in the Horowitz Performing Arts Center on its Saxtons River campus.
Trei Arcusi plays instrumental Hungarian, Romanian and Moravian village music found in Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains. The band specializes in music typically played for folk dance. The repertoire runs the gamut from highly energetic to lyrically melodic, oftentimes utilizing unusual scales and meters.
Trei Arcusi is Romanian for 'three bows' and band members all play bowed-string instruments.
Vermont Academy's own Steve Cady join them on bass in place of Becky Ashenden.
The performance is supported by the Bob ('37) and Beth Campbell Endowment and is free to the public. Horowitz Hall is handicapped accessible.
For more information, call 869-6259 or at www.vermontacademy.org.
Walpole Choir Seeks Area Singers
The Walpole Congregational Church Choir invites all area singers to join them in presenting John Rutter's "Requiem", a well known choral work in seven movements. It will be performed on Good Friday evening, April 2, under the direction of Ken Olsson at a public concert.
An instrumental ensemble of harp, cello, oboe, organ, and flute will accompany the voices along with a visual presentation of art masterpieces depicting the theme and mood of Holy Week. Over 200 people attended last year's successful performance of Faure's "Requiem".
Rehearsals will take place every Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning January 30. The concert and all rehearsals will be at the First Congregational Church of Walpole on the common.
For further information, call 603-756- 9221.
Animal Tracking Program at Library
Local naturalist Lynn Levine will present "The Art and Science of Tracking" at the Rockingham Free Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
Levine's popular and practical guidebook Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size Tracking Guide, which she co-authored with Martha Mitchell, has just been revised and updated.
Levine will talk about what she has learned of our local wildlife in her 30 years in the woods. The presentation will include Levine's scat collection, skulls and hands-on-tracking tools.
Copies of Mammal Tracks and Scat will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call 463-4270.
Saxtons River Senior Lunch
The monthly discounted lunch for seniors sponsored by the Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont and Main Street Arts will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at Harvest Moon caterers on Main Street.
Seating is limited so reservations are required and must be made by calling 869-2566 by Jan. 26.
Suggested donation for the meal is $3.50 for seniors. The lunch is offered the fourth Thursday of each month, with seatings between noon and 12:30 p.m.
Information about the lunch program is available by calling the Council at 885- 2655.
Library Storytimes on Tuesdays
Library Storytimes are held throughout the year on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. during programming session. The current winter session lasts from February through April. For more information call the library at 463-4270 or email email@example.com.
Elks Hoop Shoot Results
On Jan, 16 the Bellows Falls Elks #1619 held the Southern District for the state of Vermont annual Hoop shoot at Bellows Falls Union High School. Teams from Bellows Falls, Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland and Springfield attended.
The winners of the southern district will play against the northern district on Jan. 30 for the State finals.
After the State finals the winners will advance to the Regional's then the Nationals. Some of the kids sank 24 out of 25 foul shots.
The winners were Ashley Quelch from Springfield for the 8-9 yr. old girls and Jamison Evans from Rutland won the boys.
The 10-11 yr. old girls was won by Brenna Harris from Bennington and the boys by Kyle Cassarino from Rutland.
The 12-13 yr. old girls was won by Mikayla Dambrckias from Rutland and the boys by Chris McAuliffe.
Vermont Academy Honors Employees
Several Vermont Academy employees were recently honored for length of service to the Academy.
Saxtons River resident David Kinney was honored for his 40 years of service in the maintenance department. Brattleboro resident Wendell Crouse, currently of the Academy's IT department, was honored for 25 years. Amy Lanterman of Saxtons River was honored for 20 years of service in learning skills and Chester resident Roberta O'Donnell for 10 years of service in the alumni office.
Putney's Ethel Pike received the Academy's Luring Award, which honors outstanding service to the Academy by a member of the support staff.