May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Plant Sale & Book Sale UCC/CPL

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Our annual Plant Sale is coming up on Saturday May 18th! As you start to clean up your gardens and divide your perennials, please keep us in mind. We accept donations on Friday afternoon, May 17 and Saturday morning early. All the proceeds from the Plant Sale go directly to cover the operating costs of the library. Thank you!
Please contact the library at 586-9683 or craftsburylibrary@gmail.com for more information..

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May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Rowell Barn Dance Benefit CPL & CCP

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On May 18, 2019, the Craftsbury Chamber Players and the Craftsbury Public Library are hosting an old-fashioned barn dance at Dave Rowell’s big yellow barn at 42 Whetstone Brook Road in East Craftsbury. The fun starts at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m.

Now in its third year, this event has quickly become known as the harbinger event for summer fun. The dance will feature music by The Starline Rhythm Boys. The Craftsbury General Store and Caja Madera will provide food, and craft beer and cocktails will be offered by Blackbird Bar.

The night will also feature an auction which will raise funds to help the Craftsbury Chamber Players and the Craftsbury Public Library serve our community’s minds and spirits. Bring the family for an evening of great music, great food, auction fun, and to support two wonderful local organizations. Suggested donation is $10 to attend, with children 12 and under free.

For more information contact the Craftsbury Public Library at (802) 586-9683 or the Craftsbury Chamber Players at (802) 525-6535.

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Service at UCC

We really mean it, you are welcome!

Wherever you are on life's spiritual journey, we would be honored to have you join us, be with us, and worship with us. So would God!

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. Please see our O & A Statement for more information.

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM. But Sunday worship isn't all we're about; check the Calendar page to see what else we're up to!

The United Church of Craftsbury is a member church of the United Church of Christ (UCC), and is part of the Northeast Association of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ.

For more information, visit www.unitedchurchofcraftsbury.com

 

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May
19
10:30 AM10:30

Community Yoga at COC

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Come join our Community Yoga classes for a good stretch!

Sundays at 10:30-11:30am led by Margaret Pitkin. Yoga classes are free to all center staff and guests, $5/session for Craftsbury Outdoor Center members, and $10/session for all others. While yoga mats, blocks and straps are available, please bring your own if you have them.

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Worship at ECPC

Our commitment is to provide meaningful worship of God, through prayer, strong preaching, study of the Bible and especially through music.  Meaningful worship is an aspect of ECPC held dear by members, some of which have been with us since birth and also one that has drawn new members to ECPC from afar.  We follow a traditional order of worship and generally follow the revised common lectionary for Scripture reading. (A schedule that brings us in contact with all parts of the Scriptures every three years.)

Our service has three main sections: Gathering: which includes praise and confession, which sensitized us to our need for God's love and help.  In the second section we hear the Word through Scripture, and a sermon.  The third section is where we respond to the Word by sharing our joys, concerns, prayers for the world and those around us and offering our gifts to God.  Hymns are sung at the opening of the service, after the sermons and at the closing of the service.  Music is organ and occasionally piano.  Our choir sings an Anthem that ties into the theme of the day.

For more information, visit www.eastcraftsburypresbyterianchurch.org

 

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May
20
7:00 PM19:00

"Talk of the Hearth"-- Discussion Group at CPL

The Craftsbury Library is hosting another series of facilitated discussion centered on both recent and archival short stories from The New Yorker. This free, drop-in reading group was held on a weekly basis throughout the summer and fall of 2017.  Back by popular demand the event will re-commence on selected Mondays. Led by local writers Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley this hour-long deep dive into selected short stories from the New Yorker both classic and new,

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time at CPL

Every Tuesday and Friday morning in the children's room, families gather to hear stories, sing songs and play together.  Children's librarian Jen McKenzie designs a story time each week that supports babies' and young children's learning in many areas: literacy, math, social skills, and emotional development. 

Jen draws on her training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative to provide evidence-based skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  The programs are a fun and supportive way for families to explore reading readiness and social interactions with their child, and families can participate whenever it works into their schedule.

Jen weaves early literacy skills into each aspect of the story time.  Beginning with a welcome song, she emphasizes phonological awareness through rhyming and repetition.  Children pick out their names, or letters that their names begin with, and practice letter recognition.  As Jen reads the stories, she provides narratives that the children can relate to, and lays the foundation for print motivation.  

The library is an excellent place for children to practice social skills.  All are welcome at the library, and there is no expectation for what a child "should" be able to do.  If it is a hard day for a child to sit and listen, that is okay.  If sharing is difficult, or it is a very shy day, Jen will identify the emotion and offer suggestions for easing the feelings.  As children learn the story time routine, they develop a sense of belonging.  When children understand routine and expectations, they learn to self regulate their emotions, even when it is difficult.
 

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May
21
4:30 PM16:30

Crossfit at COC

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CrossFit in the Activity Center Gym at 4:30pm taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

AA at UCC

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

www.aavt.org/meetings/district4.html

 

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May
21
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Wildflowers at COC

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

Tuesday May 21 st at 7:30PM: Spring wildflowers and the changes in our plants during late spring o Liz Thompson (Vermont Land Trust) – Each spring, before the hardwood leaves emerge, the flush of spring light to the forest floor allows for a very short, yet incredible display of ephemeral wildflowers.

Come learn more about the species of wildflowers and other interesting plants in our area, where to look for them, and what you can expect to find in the forests in late spring.

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery (jared.nunery@vermont.gov) or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.

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May
23
4:30 PM16:30

Active Flow Yoga at COC

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 Liz Keglor's yoga class takes a classical approach by focusing on cultivating awareness and connecting the mind and body to improve wellness.  She teaches the philosophy of yoga, breath work and more traditional yoga styles from India. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Al-Anon at UCC

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of
alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve
their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that
changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization,
or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor
opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting
through its own voluntary contributions.

http://www.vermontalanonalateen.org/weekly-meetings-by-day/

 

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May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time at CPL

Every Tuesday and Friday morning in the children's room, families gather to hear stories, sing songs and play together.  Children's librarian Jen McKenzie designs a story time each week that supports babies' and young children's learning in many areas: literacy, math, social skills, and emotional development. 

Jen draws on her training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative to provide evidence-based skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  The programs are a fun and supportive way for families to explore reading readiness and social interactions with their child, and families can participate whenever it works into their schedule.

Jen weaves early literacy skills into each aspect of the story time.  Beginning with a welcome song, she emphasizes phonological awareness through rhyming and repetition.  Children pick out their names, or letters that their names begin with, and practice letter recognition.  As Jen reads the stories, she provides narratives that the children can relate to, and lays the foundation for print motivation.  

The library is an excellent place for children to practice social skills.  All are welcome at the library, and there is no expectation for what a child "should" be able to do.  If it is a hard day for a child to sit and listen, that is okay.  If sharing is difficult, or it is a very shy day, Jen will identify the emotion and offer suggestions for easing the feelings.  As children learn the story time routine, they develop a sense of belonging.  When children understand routine and expectations, they learn to self regulate their emotions, even when it is difficult.
 

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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May
24
3:30 PM15:30

Crossfit at COC

CrossFit in the Activity Center gym taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Craftsbury Farmers' Market on the Common

Celebrating Seventeen Years of Local! Bring your camera to one of the most beautiful farmers’ market venues in Vermont offering a wide selection of local food & beverages, artisan crafts, fun, free family-friendly entertainment, demonstrations and special events.

craftsburyfarmersmarket.com

 

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Service at UCC

We really mean it, you are welcome!

Wherever you are on life's spiritual journey, we would be honored to have you join us, be with us, and worship with us. So would God!

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. Please see our O & A Statement for more information.

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM. But Sunday worship isn't all we're about; check the Calendar page to see what else we're up to!

The United Church of Craftsbury is a member church of the United Church of Christ (UCC), and is part of the Northeast Association of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ.

For more information, visit www.unitedchurchofcraftsbury.com

 

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May
26
10:30 AM10:30

Community Yoga at COC

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Come join our Community Yoga classes for a good stretch!

Sundays at 10:30-11:30am led by Margaret Pitkin. Yoga classes are free to all center staff and guests, $5/session for Craftsbury Outdoor Center members, and $10/session for all others. While yoga mats, blocks and straps are available, please bring your own if you have them.

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May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Worship at ECPC

Our commitment is to provide meaningful worship of God, through prayer, strong preaching, study of the Bible and especially through music.  Meaningful worship is an aspect of ECPC held dear by members, some of which have been with us since birth and also one that has drawn new members to ECPC from afar.  We follow a traditional order of worship and generally follow the revised common lectionary for Scripture reading. (A schedule that brings us in contact with all parts of the Scriptures every three years.)

Our service has three main sections: Gathering: which includes praise and confession, which sensitized us to our need for God's love and help.  In the second section we hear the Word through Scripture, and a sermon.  The third section is where we respond to the Word by sharing our joys, concerns, prayers for the world and those around us and offering our gifts to God.  Hymns are sung at the opening of the service, after the sermons and at the closing of the service.  Music is organ and occasionally piano.  Our choir sings an Anthem that ties into the theme of the day.

For more information, visit www.eastcraftsburypresbyterianchurch.org

 

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May
27
7:00 PM19:00

"Talk of the Hearth"-- Discussion Group at CPL

The Craftsbury Library is hosting another series of facilitated discussion centered on both recent and archival short stories from The New Yorker. This free, drop-in reading group was held on a weekly basis throughout the summer and fall of 2017.  Back by popular demand the event will re-commence on selected Mondays. Led by local writers Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley this hour-long deep dive into selected short stories from the New Yorker both classic and new,

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time at CPL

Every Tuesday and Friday morning in the children's room, families gather to hear stories, sing songs and play together.  Children's librarian Jen McKenzie designs a story time each week that supports babies' and young children's learning in many areas: literacy, math, social skills, and emotional development. 

Jen draws on her training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative to provide evidence-based skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  The programs are a fun and supportive way for families to explore reading readiness and social interactions with their child, and families can participate whenever it works into their schedule.

Jen weaves early literacy skills into each aspect of the story time.  Beginning with a welcome song, she emphasizes phonological awareness through rhyming and repetition.  Children pick out their names, or letters that their names begin with, and practice letter recognition.  As Jen reads the stories, she provides narratives that the children can relate to, and lays the foundation for print motivation.  

The library is an excellent place for children to practice social skills.  All are welcome at the library, and there is no expectation for what a child "should" be able to do.  If it is a hard day for a child to sit and listen, that is okay.  If sharing is difficult, or it is a very shy day, Jen will identify the emotion and offer suggestions for easing the feelings.  As children learn the story time routine, they develop a sense of belonging.  When children understand routine and expectations, they learn to self regulate their emotions, even when it is difficult.
 

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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May
28
4:30 PM16:30

Crossfit at COC

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CrossFit in the Activity Center Gym at 4:30pm taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
28
6:00 PM18:00

AA at UCC

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

www.aavt.org/meetings/district4.html

 

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May
30
4:30 PM16:30

Active Flow Yoga at COC

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 Liz Keglor's yoga class takes a classical approach by focusing on cultivating awareness and connecting the mind and body to improve wellness.  She teaches the philosophy of yoga, breath work and more traditional yoga styles from India. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Al-Anon at UCC

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of
alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve
their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that
changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization,
or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor
opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting
through its own voluntary contributions.

http://www.vermontalanonalateen.org/weekly-meetings-by-day/

 

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May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time at CPL

Every Tuesday and Friday morning in the children's room, families gather to hear stories, sing songs and play together.  Children's librarian Jen McKenzie designs a story time each week that supports babies' and young children's learning in many areas: literacy, math, social skills, and emotional development. 

Jen draws on her training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative to provide evidence-based skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  The programs are a fun and supportive way for families to explore reading readiness and social interactions with their child, and families can participate whenever it works into their schedule.

Jen weaves early literacy skills into each aspect of the story time.  Beginning with a welcome song, she emphasizes phonological awareness through rhyming and repetition.  Children pick out their names, or letters that their names begin with, and practice letter recognition.  As Jen reads the stories, she provides narratives that the children can relate to, and lays the foundation for print motivation.  

The library is an excellent place for children to practice social skills.  All are welcome at the library, and there is no expectation for what a child "should" be able to do.  If it is a hard day for a child to sit and listen, that is okay.  If sharing is difficult, or it is a very shy day, Jen will identify the emotion and offer suggestions for easing the feelings.  As children learn the story time routine, they develop a sense of belonging.  When children understand routine and expectations, they learn to self regulate their emotions, even when it is difficult.
 

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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May
31
3:30 PM15:30

Crossfit at COC

CrossFit in the Activity Center gym taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Craftsbury Beer Run at COC

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2019 Craftsbury Beer Run: Saturday, June 1 
Craftsbury Outdoor Center presents the "Craftsbury Beer Run" - a point to point trail and dirt road half marathon from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to Hill Farmstead Brewery. Race entries raise money for WonderArts, specifically their Farm to Kids’ Table program. 

Set off with your fellow runners at 9:30am, Saturday, June 1 and head into the rolling singletrack and ski trails of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, accessing the scenic dirt roads of Craftsbury, including a class IV section of road as you climb to Greensboro and Hill Farmstead. You'll pass through the fields and forests of Vermont's working landscape, through sugarbush, dairies, woodlots and more en route to the finish line at Hill Farmstead. Your first beer is on us, as is post-race picnic by the Craftsbury General Store. When you're adequately refueled, refreshed and ready to get your car, hop aboard a shuttle that will take you back to Craftsbury and your vehicle. Hard to imagine a better day of running!

Your entry gets you:

  • Donation supporting the work of Green Mountain Farm to School

  • Shuttle for your gear to the finish and for you back to your car

  • Picnic lunch from Craftsbury General Store

  • Your first pint of Hill Farmstead (for those of age of course - youngsters will get soda); you must present a valid I.D.

  • On course feeds

Registration Details
$75

Online registration only - AND WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ENTRIES (100!) Sign up now! Registration closes at noon, Friday, May 31. Bib pickup on race day will open at 8:00am at Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

Bib pickup and Race day schedule
8:00am - Bib pickup opens
9:15am - Bib pickup closes
9:30am - Race start at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
11:30am - Post race picnic and party begins at Hill Farmstead
12:30pm - First shuttle back to the Center; shuttles running every 30 minutes
12:45pm - Awards 
2:30pm - Post race picnic and party ends
3:00pm - Last shuttle back to the Center departs

Course
2019 offers a pavement-free course, covering singletrack, ski trails, dirt roads, open meadows, and class IV roads. Be aware that footing in some sections may be challenging and there will be no shortage of climbing. Our 2018 course covered net uphill: +2000' up, 1500' down. Roads will remain OPEN during this event! Run no more than two abreast when cars are present.


Parking
Racers will park at the start, Craftsbury Outdoor Center. We will provide shuttles from Hill Farmstead back to the Center 12:30pm-3:00pm, running every 30 minutes. Spectators - please note that parking at Hill Farmstead is limited. 

Lodging
Stay right at the race start at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and enjoy ample, healthy food as part of your lodging package. Lodging details.

Getting to Craftsbury (the start)
While Internet or GPS based mapping systems do a great job to direct one to the Craftsbury area, we recommend using our detail directions for navigation within 5 miles of Craftsbury (from Hardwick North or Irasburg South).

A look back at our 2018 event:
We raised $1000 for Green Mountain Farm to School thanks to your work! Find the recapresults, and photos from the 2018 race.

 

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Jun
8
8:00 AM08:00

Bioblitz  at CA Woodlot

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Bioblitz 

June 8, Saturday 8-12 AM  Rain date June 9, Sunday.  8-12 AM

At the Craftsbury Academy Woodlot on Wylie Hill Rd

Bioblitz means that we will have leaders/experts to lead groups in finding and photographing as many species as they can in the allotted time. This will include trees, plants, insects, amphibians etc. The purpose is to get the community interested in the woodlot; to establish a database of what is there; and to encourage the school to use it as a classroom.



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Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Birds of Summer at COC

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

Tuesday June 25th at 7:30PM:
The birds of summer.

o   Bridget Butler (AKA The Bird Diva) - Ahhh, the birds of summer! Who are they, where are they and what are they up to during the summer? Bird Diva Bridget Butler will show us how to take a look at interesting bird behaviors, family dynamics, drama & the transition into fall. Her presentation will feature some photos from Vermont bird photographers and stories from her birding adventures in her backyard and beyond. 

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery (jared.nunery@vermont.gov) or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.

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Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Insects of Summer at COC

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

·         Tuesday July 23rd at 7:30PM:
The insects of summer.

o    Emily Meacham (Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation) – We wouldn’t have birds without insects!  People often associate summer in the woods with black flies, mosquitos, and deer flies, but there are many more (and much more interesting) insects that can be found in our forests, fields, and waterways.  Come learn about the incredible diversity of insects around you and leave with a new appreciation for the thousands of insects that don’t leave you scratching!

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery (jared.nunery@vermont.gov) or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.

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Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

Fish Behavior in Late Summer at COC

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

·         Tuesday August 13th at 7:30PM: Fish behavior in late summer: what do fish do when the water warms up.

o    Pete Emerson (Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife) – Like animals on land, fish change their behavior over the course of the summer and fall.  This may be to find food, stay cool, or to prepare for breeding.  Come learn about what fish are doing in late summer and where to find them.

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery (jared.nunery@vermont.gov) or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.

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Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Why Leaves Change Color and What Trees Do to Prepare for Winter at COC

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

·         Tuesday September 10th at 7:30PM: Why leaves change color and what trees do to prepare for winter. 

Josh Halman (Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation) – Each year the hillsides in Vermont light up in a cacophony of colors, but why does this happen?  Is it the colder temperatures, the changes in the length of the day, the countless thousands of tourists snapping pictures?  What do these changes have to do with how a tree prepares for the cold winter months?  Come learn the answers to these questions and more, as we dive deep into the science of fall foliage.

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery (jared.nunery@vermont.gov) or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.

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Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

What are Mammals Doing to Prepare for Winter at COC

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2019 COC Forestry and Conservation Seminar Series: Changes in the Forests and Fields Around Us – a deep dive into the phenology and ever-changing world of the Black River Watershed.

·         Thursday October 10th at 7:30PM: What are mammals doing to prepare for winter?

o    Jill Kilborn (New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept.) – Snowshoe hares change their fur color in the winter, but when does this happen and why?  Come learn about interesting adaptions of the mammals of our northern forest, and what they are doing in late fall as the seasons change.  

For a complete list of the 2019 talks contact Jared Nunery (jared.nunery@vermont.gov) or visit the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's website.

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May
17
3:30 PM15:30

Crossfit at COC

CrossFit in the Activity Center gym taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time at CPL

Every Tuesday and Friday morning in the children's room, families gather to hear stories, sing songs and play together.  Children's librarian Jen McKenzie designs a story time each week that supports babies' and young children's learning in many areas: literacy, math, social skills, and emotional development. 

Jen draws on her training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative to provide evidence-based skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  The programs are a fun and supportive way for families to explore reading readiness and social interactions with their child, and families can participate whenever it works into their schedule.

Jen weaves early literacy skills into each aspect of the story time.  Beginning with a welcome song, she emphasizes phonological awareness through rhyming and repetition.  Children pick out their names, or letters that their names begin with, and practice letter recognition.  As Jen reads the stories, she provides narratives that the children can relate to, and lays the foundation for print motivation.  

The library is an excellent place for children to practice social skills.  All are welcome at the library, and there is no expectation for what a child "should" be able to do.  If it is a hard day for a child to sit and listen, that is okay.  If sharing is difficult, or it is a very shy day, Jen will identify the emotion and offer suggestions for easing the feelings.  As children learn the story time routine, they develop a sense of belonging.  When children understand routine and expectations, they learn to self regulate their emotions, even when it is difficult.
 

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Al-Anon at UCC

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of
alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve
their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that
changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization,
or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor
opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting
through its own voluntary contributions.

http://www.vermontalanonalateen.org/weekly-meetings-by-day/

 

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May
16
4:30 PM16:30

Active Flow Yoga at COC

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 Liz Keglor's yoga class takes a classical approach by focusing on cultivating awareness and connecting the mind and body to improve wellness.  She teaches the philosophy of yoga, breath work and more traditional yoga styles from India. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Community Dinner at UCC

Wednesday Community Dinner On the third Wednesday of every month, we gather for a free community supper. Really; it's FREE! It starts at 6 PM, and we have a great time with old and new friends alike. The food is great; the fellowship is wonderful. It's really a kind of simple Communion - and you don't have to wear fancy clothes!

 

 

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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

AA at UCC

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

www.aavt.org/meetings/district4.html

 

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May
14
4:30 PM16:30

Crossfit at COC

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CrossFit in the Activity Center Gym at 4:30pm taught by Nick Petterssen and Cady Hart of The Confluence in Montpelier. This program is open to all levels and available to Craftsbury Members for $5/session. Not a member? Find full details. Craftsbury houseguests are also welcome to attend these classes at no cost.

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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Story Time at CPL

Every Tuesday and Friday morning in the children's room, families gather to hear stories, sing songs and play together.  Children's librarian Jen McKenzie designs a story time each week that supports babies' and young children's learning in many areas: literacy, math, social skills, and emotional development. 

Jen draws on her training from the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative to provide evidence-based skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting.  The programs are a fun and supportive way for families to explore reading readiness and social interactions with their child, and families can participate whenever it works into their schedule.

Jen weaves early literacy skills into each aspect of the story time.  Beginning with a welcome song, she emphasizes phonological awareness through rhyming and repetition.  Children pick out their names, or letters that their names begin with, and practice letter recognition.  As Jen reads the stories, she provides narratives that the children can relate to, and lays the foundation for print motivation.  

The library is an excellent place for children to practice social skills.  All are welcome at the library, and there is no expectation for what a child "should" be able to do.  If it is a hard day for a child to sit and listen, that is okay.  If sharing is difficult, or it is a very shy day, Jen will identify the emotion and offer suggestions for easing the feelings.  As children learn the story time routine, they develop a sense of belonging.  When children understand routine and expectations, they learn to self regulate their emotions, even when it is difficult.
 

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

"Talk of the Hearth"-- Discussion Group at CPL

The Craftsbury Library is hosting another series of facilitated discussion centered on both recent and archival short stories from The New Yorker. This free, drop-in reading group was held on a weekly basis throughout the summer and fall of 2017.  Back by popular demand the event will re-commence on selected Mondays. Led by local writers Stark Biddle and Julia Shipley this hour-long deep dive into selected short stories from the New Yorker both classic and new,

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Worship at ECPC

Our commitment is to provide meaningful worship of God, through prayer, strong preaching, study of the Bible and especially through music.  Meaningful worship is an aspect of ECPC held dear by members, some of which have been with us since birth and also one that has drawn new members to ECPC from afar.  We follow a traditional order of worship and generally follow the revised common lectionary for Scripture reading. (A schedule that brings us in contact with all parts of the Scriptures every three years.)

Our service has three main sections: Gathering: which includes praise and confession, which sensitized us to our need for God's love and help.  In the second section we hear the Word through Scripture, and a sermon.  The third section is where we respond to the Word by sharing our joys, concerns, prayers for the world and those around us and offering our gifts to God.  Hymns are sung at the opening of the service, after the sermons and at the closing of the service.  Music is organ and occasionally piano.  Our choir sings an Anthem that ties into the theme of the day.

For more information, visit www.eastcraftsburypresbyterianchurch.org

 

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May
12
10:30 AM10:30

Community Yoga at COC

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Come join our Community Yoga classes for a good stretch!

Sundays at 10:30-11:30am led by Margaret Pitkin. Yoga classes are free to all center staff and guests, $5/session for Craftsbury Outdoor Center members, and $10/session for all others. While yoga mats, blocks and straps are available, please bring your own if you have them.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Service at UCC

We really mean it, you are welcome!

Wherever you are on life's spiritual journey, we would be honored to have you join us, be with us, and worship with us. So would God!

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. Please see our O & A Statement for more information.

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM. But Sunday worship isn't all we're about; check the Calendar page to see what else we're up to!

The United Church of Craftsbury is a member church of the United Church of Christ (UCC), and is part of the Northeast Association of the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ.

For more information, visit www.unitedchurchofcraftsbury.com

 

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May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Horse and Buggy Club at UCC


The Horse & Buggy is an ecumenical group of “young at heart” adults that meets September through May on the third Saturday of the month at noon in the dining room of the church.  We usually have a potluck meal, and a short business meeting where we discuss needs in the town and immediate area and how we might be of help.  We enjoy the fellowship and an occasional program such as poems by Lucille Sanville, music by Don Houghton or Oleta Marckres and more.  Our Christmas program consists of bringing items for the food shelf and a Yankee swap which is always fun.

We welcome any new people who would like to join us.

This year’s officers are:

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o   President -Marcel Masse’

o   Vice President-Paula Masse’

o   Secretary-Barb Flint

o   Treasurer Betty Morrison

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Vernal Pool Ecology Field Trip-led by Dawn Morgan at COC

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Vernal Pool Ecology Field Trip

Last Updated: 29.Apr.2019

Interested in learning more about vernal pools?

•    The secretive animals that breed in them and their life histories
•    How to identify amphibian egg masses
•    The hydrology and ecology of these unique little wetlands
•    And the broader role they play in our forested landscape?

If so, please join us for a field trip hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on May 11th, 2019, from 9:00-11:00am. 

We will meet in the main parking area at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and either walk or carpool to a nearby pool. Please dress appropriately for whatever the weather has to offer: mud, bugs, rain, or snow.
Led by Dawn Morgan, wetland ecologist with 15 years of experience with vernal pool research, conservation planning, policy, outreach, mapping, and monitoring projects. For more information at DawnEstelleMorgan@gmail.com

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