Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga & Movement at WW

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The intention of this class is to combine gentle and deep yoga stretches with mindful movement — yoga poses approached in an intuitive way to get the body ready for an invigorating sequence that allows you to find your own movement and flow. Good for all levels. Contact Marger  at marger33@gmail.com.

***

Marget Maldonado’s journey with yoga started about 20 years ago when it became part of her daily practice of contemporary dance. At that moment, yoga contributed in the process of her becoming aware of her body’s movement and how to use that energy bi product of a balanced body to express it fluidly. Since then her interest for yoga has never stopped and this lead her to explore and learn different aspects of yoga. The spiritual practice became a big part of her life and it helped her understand yoga from a more internal and intuitive perspective.

She had the opportunity to be part of different trainings and experiences that were and have been the core of her understanding of yoga’s fundamentals. She attended meditation workshops where she learned Pranayama and relaxation techniques. She also worked with the Brahma Kumaris foundation to teach Raja yoga to different communities. She’s taken a diversity of classes with a variety of teachers with different backgrounds who showed her other approaches and perspectives that influenced her practice and personal teaching approach. She obtained her RYT 200 hours certificate in 2017 with the Yoga foundation of Fredericksburg lead by Steven Watkins and has been teaching for three years now. What she’d like for practitioners to experience during her class is a feeling of flowing, grounding, and the sensation of finding balance between body and mind to have an experience that they could possibly take with them and help them with their daily challenges.

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Jul
19
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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Jul
19
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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Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Summer Bike Night Party on the Common

Bring bikes, picnic and enjoy the evening with friends and neighbors! Road blocked of for biking! 5:30pm.

All kids and their families are invited to the bike party, we close off the road from in front of the school the whole length of the common to have a safe place for the kids to ride their bikes or skate board scooter or just walk and chat. 

This is a good place for parents to meet up that may haven't seen talked in a while.

Visit Craftsbury Recreation Facebook Page for more info.

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Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

Strength and Tone at WW

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A class for all body types and personalities! Work your core muscle groups such as abdominals and obliques, quadriceps and the wonderful gluteus maximus, biceps and triceps in a fun and safe class using props such as small weights, yoga blocks and folding chairs. Includes cardio and sweat inducing movement accompanied by killer playlists. We end each workout with a yoga based stretch. No matter where you are on your journey, this class will leave you feeling stronger, more aware of your body and more energized. Every Body welcome! No experience needed! Wear comfortable layers, no sneakers necessary, bring a water bottle and a small towel.

Drop-ins welcome, or email yoga@whetstonewellness.com to pre-register.

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Jul
20
9:15 AM09:15

Kripalu Inspired Yoga at WW

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Focus on alignment, breath, and body awareness as we move through poses and postures with grace and intention. Find compassion and love for your body and your practice as we explore ways to utilize your pranayama (life force through the breath) and your ability to be present both on and off the mat. 

Practice centering, slow flow, core building, and body strengthening as well as meditation and relaxation. All body shapes, sizes, and all levels are welcome and encouraged to join on our mats, always discovering where yoga can take us next.

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Jul
20
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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Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Saunters in Craftsbury

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Sunday Saunters

 9:00am — 11:00amThese Sunday saunters are a way for the greater Craftsbury community to get together for some fun running! We'll provide a number of routes each week - you choose your running companions, speed, and distance! Starting locations will rotate through surrounding towns, with meet-up spots such as the Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Village, Willey's, Lake Eligo, East Albany, etc. Email running director Heidi Caldwell at heidi.caldwell@craftsbury.com to get on the email list for the weekly update!



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Jul
21
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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Jul
21
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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Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Worship at ECPC

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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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Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Book Study at ECPC Manse

July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 - Summer Book Study: The Second Mountain by David Brooks, 6-8pm, at the manse (1097 Ketchum Hill Road) (6pm light supper, 7pm discussion) (schedule will be adjusted when there’s a concert on the Common)

For more information, visit www.eastcraftsburypresbyterianchurch.org

 

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Jul
22
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
22
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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Jul
22
5:30 PM17:30

Stuck to Unstoppable at WW

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Monday, July 8, 2019

This 12-week program is perfect for you if…

  • You say “I can’t” more than “I can.”

  • You feel frustrated for not “getting it together” already!

  • You keep coming up with reasons why you can’t go after your dreams.

  • You’re SICK of being “FINE!”

Over these 12 weeks, you’ll meet six times (every other Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.) and you’ll work together to find out what’s been stopping you from living the life of your dreams. No more feeling “not good enough” or disempowering yourself. Build new habits and beliefs that will allow you to thrive!

$197 for 12-week program (dates: 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 9/9 and 9/23). Space is limited. Taught by Health & Life Coach Robyn Morrison. Email her at sayyeshealthcoaching@gmail.com to sign up.

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Jul
22
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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Jul
23
9:30 AM09:30

Restore Your Core at WW

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Dealing with leaky pee, diastasis recti, prolapse, core weakness, or just want to learn how to have a more integrated core in exercise and day-to-day life?

In this series, we’ll be working together to retrain your core & pelvic floor muscles to be more functional, responsive, and supportive to your body. This whole body approach focuses on learning to move better, uncover movement compensation patterns, and create new patterns of strength, mobility, length, and support.

Each week, we'll explore exercises and movement flows that build strength, stability and function as well as body awareness skills and that you can bring off the mat and into your daily life to support pelvic floor and core wellness. 

There also will be weekly (optional) homework and a take-home Intro Program at the end of the series so that you can continue your practice on your own! This class is empowering, fun, and I love to teach it! Join me!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Register at vanessagengler.com. Cost of series is $90. CONTACT vanessa@aligned4life.com with any questions!

Vanessa Gengler is a certified RYC™ (Restore Your Core) Teacher, a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and the pro behind the Exercise & Movement module in the online prenatal program Baby Making & Beyond! She specializes in helping people move better with a focus on whole body function and pelvic floor and core wellness through a holistic, supportive approach. You can learn more about her offerings at vanessagengler.com or sign up for her newsletter here to receive updates on classes, workshops and more. Feel free to email her with any questions at vanessa@aligned4life.com..

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Jul
23
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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Jul
23
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
23
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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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mary Oliver Poetry Share at CPL

Tuesday, July 23 7pm

Mary Oliver Poetry Share

American poet Mary Oliver was well known for her celebration of nature. She urged us to pay attention, to cherish the beauty around us. We will gather in the library to share favorite poems by this amazing poet. Join in the reading or come to listen. 

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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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Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner/Gentle Yoga at WW

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New to yoga? Curious about all the hype? Have injuries or achey joints? Come learn the basics, the yoga lingo, simple yet satisfying stretches and movement to honor your body, your breath, and your spirit. This six-week series will give you an introduction to one of the most beneficial and inspiring practices.

Yoga offers you a chance to tune in, take inventory, and find self-love, compassion, and non-judgment as you move into poses that strengthen and lengthen your body and breath. We will learn simple breathing exercises and graceful transitions to help you both on your yoga mat and off your mat out in the world. Prepare to energize your mind, body, and soul in this Beginner Yoga Class ($12 drop-in fee or 5 classes for $55).

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Jul
24
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (new rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
24
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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Jul
24
4:30 PM16:30

Feldenkrais at COC

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Craftsbury massage therapist Kimberly Howell welcomes members, guests and the local community to her Feldenkrais class. The Feldenkrais Method® is a movement practice developed by Israeli scientist and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, and offers practitioners both an approach to improved health and bodily function as well as an excellent complement to yoga, physical or occupational therapy.

One may choose to attend class to enhance performance, recover from injury, or regain some lost function. Students will be guided verbally through a series of movements as they lie on a mat, sit on a chair, or stand. Each class focuses on a particular function like rotation, or a movement pattern, like walking or sitting. You will learn to organize yourself to move with greater ease and comfort, improve coordination, range of motion, and balance. Becoming aware of, and attending to, how you move, you will discover that you can do whatever you want.

Classes are held Wednesdays in the Cedar Multi-Purpose Room - check calendar for current time. To register, email Kimberly. Drop-ins are welcome if space permits. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 for members (COC punch cards available) and free to guests and staff.

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Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Open Water Swim Clinic for Adults at COC

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Open Water Swim Clinic for Adults. Coached by USA Certified Swim Coach Katie Black. July 10, 17, 24, 31. Wednesday 6:30pm. Meet at the COC waterfront. This continuation of our popular 2018 outdoor swim clinic will focus on drills, technique and confidence in open water. Leading up to the USA Masters Open Water National Championship race series this summer in the NEK!

 

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Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

All Levels Kripalu Inspired Yoga at WW

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Focus on alignment, breath, and body awareness as we move through poses and postures with grace and intention. Find compassion and love for your body and your practice as we explore ways to utilize your pranayama (life force through the breath) and your ability to be present both on and off the mat. 

Practice centering, slow flow, core building, and body strengthening as well as meditation and relaxation. All body shapes, sizes, and all levels are welcome and encouraged to join on our mats, always discovering where yoga can take us next.

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Jul
25
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
25
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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Jul
25
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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Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Bath at WW

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Please join Katie McAllister and allow her to help you relax the nervous system and let go of stress using sound therapy. Katie uses cross-cultural healing techniques including singing bowls, chimes, drumming, and other indigenous tools to help release unhelpful patterns held in the body that keep us from reaching our full potential. Her goal is to help you reach a deeply relaxed state, allowing you to release anxiety and form a new base line that is calm, grounded, and empowers you to make healthy, productive choices for your highest good.

Bring a friend along and you each save $5. Please email energywork@whetstonewellness.com to register.

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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga & Movement at WW

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The intention of this class is to combine gentle and deep yoga stretches with mindful movement — yoga poses approached in an intuitive way to get the body ready for an invigorating sequence that allows you to find your own movement and flow. Good for all levels. Contact Marger  at marger33@gmail.com.

***

Marget Maldonado’s journey with yoga started about 20 years ago when it became part of her daily practice of contemporary dance. At that moment, yoga contributed in the process of her becoming aware of her body’s movement and how to use that energy bi product of a balanced body to express it fluidly. Since then her interest for yoga has never stopped and this lead her to explore and learn different aspects of yoga. The spiritual practice became a big part of her life and it helped her understand yoga from a more internal and intuitive perspective.

She had the opportunity to be part of different trainings and experiences that were and have been the core of her understanding of yoga’s fundamentals. She attended meditation workshops where she learned Pranayama and relaxation techniques. She also worked with the Brahma Kumaris foundation to teach Raja yoga to different communities. She’s taken a diversity of classes with a variety of teachers with different backgrounds who showed her other approaches and perspectives that influenced her practice and personal teaching approach. She obtained her RYT 200 hours certificate in 2017 with the Yoga foundation of Fredericksburg lead by Steven Watkins and has been teaching for three years now. What she’d like for practitioners to experience during her class is a feeling of flowing, grounding, and the sensation of finding balance between body and mind to have an experience that they could possibly take with them and help them with their daily challenges.

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Jul
26
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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Jul
26
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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Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

Strength and Tone at WW

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A class for all body types and personalities! Work your core muscle groups such as abdominals and obliques, quadriceps and the wonderful gluteus maximus, biceps and triceps in a fun and safe class using props such as small weights, yoga blocks and folding chairs. Includes cardio and sweat inducing movement accompanied by killer playlists. We end each workout with a yoga based stretch. No matter where you are on your journey, this class will leave you feeling stronger, more aware of your body and more energized. Every Body welcome! No experience needed! Wear comfortable layers, no sneakers necessary, bring a water bottle and a small towel.

Drop-ins welcome, or email yoga@whetstonewellness.com to pre-register.

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Jul
27
9:15 AM09:15

Kripalu Inspired Yoga at WW

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Focus on alignment, breath, and body awareness as we move through poses and postures with grace and intention. Find compassion and love for your body and your practice as we explore ways to utilize your pranayama (life force through the breath) and your ability to be present both on and off the mat. 

Practice centering, slow flow, core building, and body strengthening as well as meditation and relaxation. All body shapes, sizes, and all levels are welcome and encouraged to join on our mats, always discovering where yoga can take us next.

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Jul
27
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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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Blueberry Festival at Farmer's Market on the Common

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Fun, Prizes & Surprises!

Saturday – July 27, 2019 – 10am – 1pm

Craftsbury Common, VT

A Free Family-Friendly Blueberry Festival in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

  • Enter free drawing each Saturday from June 29th through July 27th for hundreds of dollars in Craftsbury Farmers “Market Money” & Other Prizes.

  • Enter the Vermont Blueberry Festival Pie Contest to Win $50 in “Market Money”. New this year. Bakers, here’s your chance to see how your best blueberry pie recipe stacks up with other baker’s pies. Download the entry form including the rules here.

NOTE: Craftsbury Farmers “Market Money” is redeemable at any Craftsbury Farmers’ Market vendor through October 5th.

The 4th annual Vermont Blueberry Festival at Craftsbury Farmers Market is free and everyone is invited. Enjoy the festivities on the stunning Craftsbury Common town green. Bring your camera!

Craftsbury Farmers’ Market vendors get creative for our Vermont Blueberry Festival and produce blueberry & pollinator themed products especially for this event like:

  • blueberry goat milk soap

  • blueberry lemonade

  • blueberry smoothies

  • blueberry fabric quilted items

  • blueberry tie-dyed clothing

  • blueberry baked goods including gluten-free & dairy-free: short-cake, pies, muffins, buckle, scones, tea cakes, pancakes

  • blueberry cider

  • blueberry jams, jellies & preserves

  • blueberry granola

  • blueberry & pineapple tamales

PLUS:

  • Enter our FREE drawing – Win prizes

    • Each Saturday from June 29th through July 27th, enter our drawing for $100s in “Market Money” and other prizes.

    • Vermont’s Lt. Governor David Zuckerman will be on hand to announce the winners.

  • Free, family-friendly circus music by Gordon’s Granite Calliope, perhaps the only “rock” in the world that performs. Here’s a Seven Days “Stuck in Vermont” episode (June 6, 2019) of Gordon’s Granite Calliope at a Groton, VT supper.

  • Meet special guests: descendants of the high-bush blueberry developer, Frederick V. Coville

  • Pie baking contest – Win $50 – Entry Form

  • Enjoy free, family-friendly entertainment

  • Blueberry & pollinators theme face-painting

  • Free caricatures

  • Bouncy house

Did you know?

  • The 3rd Annual (2018) Vermont Blueberry Festival at Craftsbury Farmers Market was selected as a “#1 Must See, Must Do Event” by Seven Days, Vermont’s Independent Voice Weekly.

  • Native blueberry shrubs have been around for tens of thousands of years.

  • Blueberry is a native shrub that was grown by Native Americans.

  • In the 1900s, Dr. Frederick Vernon Coville of the USDA, with New Jersey resident Elizabeth White, a commercial cranberry grower, selected blueberry shrubs from the wild and crosses that formed the basis of highbush varieties available today.

  • Descendants of Dr. Frederick Vernon Coville live in Craftsbury, VT.

  • Coville is a popular variety of the highbush blueberry in the Vaccinium genus (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Coville’).

  • “The U.S. is the world’s largest producer of blueberries, harvesting a total of 564.4 million pounds of cultivated and wild blueberries in 2012. More than 473.3 million pounds of cultivated blueberries were harvested, and about 60 percent were sold as fresh blueberries.” –foodreference.com

  • “Blueberries are the 2nd most important commercial berry crop in the United States, with a total crop value of nearly $850.9 million in 2012. (Strawberries are number 1)” –foodreference.com

  • “North America produces nearly 90% of world blueberry production (2005).” –foodreference.com

  • “The blueberry bush is a relative of the rhododendron and the azalea.” –huffingtonpost.com

  • “Blueberries protect against memory loss. A 2012 study suggested that eating at least one serving of blueberries a week slowed cognitive decline by several years. One possible explanation as to why came from a 2013 study in mice, which found that berries might protect the brain by clearing toxic proteins that accumulate there.” –huffingtonpost.com

  • “One of the best facts about blueberries is that such a tasty treat is also highly nutritious. In fact, the nutritional value of blueberries is so off-the-charts high that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything healthier to put in your mouth. Blueberries, quite simply, are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.” –backyard-gardening-fun.com

  • “Researchers have found blueberries to be higher in anti-oxidants than any other fruit or vegetable tested. By combating free-radicals in our bodies, anti-oxidants help protect against cancer and delay the aging process. But that’s not all, there’s evidence that blueberries can reduce urinary tract infections and protect against heart disease, too.” –Vern Grubinger, UVM Vegetable and Berry Specialist

  • July was National Blueberry Month.

The Vermont Blueberry Festival at Craftsbury Farmers Market is one of many Vermont festivals celebrating some aspect of life here. Check out these websites to find more Vermont family-friendly festivals and events.

The 2019 Vermont Blueberry Festival at Craftsbury Farmers Market is generously supported by our incredibly community-minded sponsors.

 

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

STEAM  Event at CPL

Saturday, July 27th 10am-1pm

STEAM  Event   (Science, Technology,Engineering,                  Art and Math)

Explore, learn and have fun at our STEAM event.

We will have several activity stations, including force and motion, building challenges, understanding the pull of gravity, and more.  Children 5 and up, families and friends all are welcome. Arrive when you can and leave when you need to.

Visit Craftsbury Public Library for more information

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Saunters in Craftsbury

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Sunday Saunters

 9:00am — 11:00amThese Sunday saunters are a way for the greater Craftsbury community to get together for some fun running! We'll provide a number of routes each week - you choose your running companions, speed, and distance! Starting locations will rotate through surrounding towns, with meet-up spots such as the Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Village, Willey's, Lake Eligo, East Albany, etc. Email running director Heidi Caldwell at heidi.caldwell@craftsbury.com to get on the email list for the weekly update!



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Jul
28
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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Jul
28
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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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Worship at ECPC

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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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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Book Study at ECPC Manse

July 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 - Summer Book Study: The Second Mountain by David Brooks, 6-8pm, at the manse (1097 Ketchum Hill Road) (6pm light supper, 7pm discussion) (schedule will be adjusted when there’s a concert on the Common)

For more information, visit www.eastcraftsburypresbyterianchurch.org

 

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Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
29
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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Jul
29
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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Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Restore Your Core at WW

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Dealing with leaky pee, diastasis recti, prolapse, core weakness, or just want to learn how to have a more integrated core in exercise and day-to-day life?

In this series, we’ll be working together to retrain your core & pelvic floor muscles to be more functional, responsive, and supportive to your body. This whole body approach focuses on learning to move better, uncover movement compensation patterns, and create new patterns of strength, mobility, length, and support.

Each week, we'll explore exercises and movement flows that build strength, stability and function as well as body awareness skills and that you can bring off the mat and into your daily life to support pelvic floor and core wellness. 

There also will be weekly (optional) homework and a take-home Intro Program at the end of the series so that you can continue your practice on your own! This class is empowering, fun, and I love to teach it! Join me!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Register at vanessagengler.com. Cost of series is $90. CONTACT vanessa@aligned4life.com with any questions!

Vanessa Gengler is a certified RYC™ (Restore Your Core) Teacher, a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and the pro behind the Exercise & Movement module in the online prenatal program Baby Making & Beyond! She specializes in helping people move better with a focus on whole body function and pelvic floor and core wellness through a holistic, supportive approach. You can learn more about her offerings at vanessagengler.com or sign up for her newsletter here to receive updates on classes, workshops and more. Feel free to email her with any questions at vanessa@aligned4life.com..

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Jul
30
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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Jul
30
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
30
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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Jul
30
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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Jul
31
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner/Gentle Yoga at WW

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New to yoga? Curious about all the hype? Have injuries or achey joints? Come learn the basics, the yoga lingo, simple yet satisfying stretches and movement to honor your body, your breath, and your spirit. This six-week series will give you an introduction to one of the most beneficial and inspiring practices.

Yoga offers you a chance to tune in, take inventory, and find self-love, compassion, and non-judgment as you move into poses that strengthen and lengthen your body and breath. We will learn simple breathing exercises and graceful transitions to help you both on your yoga mat and off your mat out in the world. Prepare to energize your mind, body, and soul in this Beginner Yoga Class ($12 drop-in fee or 5 classes for $55).

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Jul
31
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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Jul
31
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (new rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
31
4:30 PM16:30

Feldenkrais at COC

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Craftsbury massage therapist Kimberly Howell welcomes members, guests and the local community to her Feldenkrais class. The Feldenkrais Method® is a movement practice developed by Israeli scientist and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, and offers practitioners both an approach to improved health and bodily function as well as an excellent complement to yoga, physical or occupational therapy.

One may choose to attend class to enhance performance, recover from injury, or regain some lost function. Students will be guided verbally through a series of movements as they lie on a mat, sit on a chair, or stand. Each class focuses on a particular function like rotation, or a movement pattern, like walking or sitting. You will learn to organize yourself to move with greater ease and comfort, improve coordination, range of motion, and balance. Becoming aware of, and attending to, how you move, you will discover that you can do whatever you want.

Classes are held Wednesdays in the Cedar Multi-Purpose Room - check calendar for current time. To register, email Kimberly. Drop-ins are welcome if space permits. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 for members (COC punch cards available) and free to guests and staff.

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Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Open Water Swim Clinic for Adults at COC

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Open Water Swim Clinic for Adults. Coached by USA Certified Swim Coach Katie Black. July 10, 17, 24, 31. Wednesday 6:30pm. Meet at the COC waterfront. This continuation of our popular 2018 outdoor swim clinic will focus on drills, technique and confidence in open water. Leading up to the USA Masters Open Water National Championship race series this summer in the NEK!

 

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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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Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Vermont Authors Fest at Farmer's Market on the Common

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Vermont Authors Fest

A Free, Vermont Author Book Signing, Family-Friendly Event

Saturday – August 17, 2019, 10am – 1pm

Vermont Authors Fest at Craftsbury Farmers Market – Craftsbury Common, VT is a gathering of some of Vermont best authors in fiction, non-fiction, adult, fantasy, poetry and children genres for book signing, to answer your questions and an opportunity to connect with them. The books of these Vermont authors, including new releases will be for sale too. Bring books by these Vermont authors that you previously bought for signing too.

Come to meet your favorite Vermont author and discover new ones amongst a live farmers market on one of Vermont’s most stunning town greens.

Here’s what some of our Vermont authors said about our 2018 Vermont Authors Fest.

  • “…fun, fantastic idea, way-cool event.”

  • “A resounding yes! Thank you for asking me. I am available and would love to attend.”

  • “Sure, count me in — this sounds like fun!”

  • “Oh, poo, I will be out of the country in mid-September. How sorry I am to miss this event. Please keep me in mind for future endeavors along this line.”

  • “I wish my name was on that list (to attend)! I expect to be able to attend next year!”

Authors are signing up for our 2019 Vermont Authors Fest. In the meantime, here’s a list of authors who attended the 2018 Vermont Authors Fest. This was a rare gathering for the public to meet and talk with so many authors in one location.


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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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Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Bath at WW

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Please join Katie McAllister and allow her to help you relax the nervous system and let go of stress using sound therapy. Katie uses cross-cultural healing techniques including singing bowls, chimes, drumming, and other indigenous tools to help release unhelpful patterns held in the body that keep us from reaching our full potential. Her goal is to help you reach a deeply relaxed state, allowing you to release anxiety and form a new base line that is calm, grounded, and empowers you to make healthy, productive choices for your highest good.

Bring a friend along and you each save $5. Please email energywork@whetstonewellness.com to register.

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Jul
18
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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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Mountain Bike Clinic at COC

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Back for summer 2019, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is offering a series of free introductory/beginner mountain bike clinics & group rides for women. Clinics will focus on learning and honing mountain bike skills in a safe, supportive environment. Participants must be at least 18 years old. No previous mountain bike experience is necessary, but participants must be able to competently and safely ride a bicycle. 

Our first clinic will be on Wednesday, June 12th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Sessions will take place once a month from June through September; see dates below.

Clinic Dates:
Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 18th from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, September 20 from 5:30 - 7:00pm

To ensure that everyone can learn to ride in a safe environment, each session is capped at 20 people. Reserve your place here.

Cost:
Clinic attendance is FREE (registration required)! However, participants must be prior members of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Memberships are free for Craftsbury and Albany residents. Individual day membership for non-resident adults is $10 (our equivalent of a day trail pass). For more information on day and annual membership, go here.

Equipment:
All participants need to have the following: running/athletic shoes, active outdoor clothing, a water bottle, a bike helmet, and a safe and functional mountain bike. Helmets are absolutely mandatory. Don't have a bike or helmet? We will be offering low-priced bike rentals to those participating in the clinic for $7 per session. All bike rentals include helmets.ack for summer 2019, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is offering a series of free introductory/beginner mountain bike clinics & group rides for women. Clinics will focus on learning and honing mountain bike skills in a safe, supportive environment. Participants must be at least 18 years old. No previous mountain bike experience is necessary, but participants must be able to competently and safely ride a bicycle. 

Our first clinic will be on Wednesday, June 12th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Sessions will take place once a month from June through September; see dates below.

Clinic Dates:
Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 18th from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, September 20 from 5:30 - 7:00pm

To ensure that everyone can learn to ride in a safe environment, each session is capped at 20 people. Reserve your place here.

Cost:
Clinic attendance is FREE (registration required)! However, participants must be prior members of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Memberships are free for Craftsbury and Albany residents. Individual day membership for non-resident adults is $10 (our equivalent of a day trail pass). For more information on day and annual membership, go here.

Equipment:
All participants need to have the following: running/athletic shoes, active outdoor clothing, a water bottle, a bike helmet, and a safe and functional mountain bike. Helmets are absolutely mandatory. Don't have a bike or helmet? We will be offering low-priced bike rentals to those participating in the clinic for $7 per session. All bike rentals include helmets.

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Jul
18
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
18
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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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

All Levels Kripalu Inspired Yoga at WW

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Focus on alignment, breath, and body awareness as we move through poses and postures with grace and intention. Find compassion and love for your body and your practice as we explore ways to utilize your pranayama (life force through the breath) and your ability to be present both on and off the mat. 

Practice centering, slow flow, core building, and body strengthening as well as meditation and relaxation. All body shapes, sizes, and all levels are welcome and encouraged to join on our mats, always discovering where yoga can take us next.

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Open Water Swim Clinic for Adults at COC

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Open Water Swim Clinic for Adults. Coached by USA Certified Swim Coach Katie Black. July 10, 17, 24, 31. Wednesday 6:30pm. Meet at the COC waterfront. This continuation of our popular 2018 outdoor swim clinic will focus on drills, technique and confidence in open water. Leading up to the USA Masters Open Water National Championship race series this summer in the NEK!

 

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Jul
17
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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Jul
17
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (new rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
17
4:30 PM16:30

Feldenkrais at COC

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Craftsbury massage therapist Kimberly Howell welcomes members, guests and the local community to her Feldenkrais class. The Feldenkrais Method® is a movement practice developed by Israeli scientist and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, and offers practitioners both an approach to improved health and bodily function as well as an excellent complement to yoga, physical or occupational therapy.

One may choose to attend class to enhance performance, recover from injury, or regain some lost function. Students will be guided verbally through a series of movements as they lie on a mat, sit on a chair, or stand. Each class focuses on a particular function like rotation, or a movement pattern, like walking or sitting. You will learn to organize yourself to move with greater ease and comfort, improve coordination, range of motion, and balance. Becoming aware of, and attending to, how you move, you will discover that you can do whatever you want.

Classes are held Wednesdays in the Cedar Multi-Purpose Room - check calendar for current time. To register, email Kimberly. Drop-ins are welcome if space permits. Cost is $10 for non-members, $5 for members (COC punch cards available) and free to guests and staff.

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Jul
17
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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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner/Gentle Yoga at WW

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New to yoga? Curious about all the hype? Have injuries or achey joints? Come learn the basics, the yoga lingo, simple yet satisfying stretches and movement to honor your body, your breath, and your spirit. This six-week series will give you an introduction to one of the most beneficial and inspiring practices.

Yoga offers you a chance to tune in, take inventory, and find self-love, compassion, and non-judgment as you move into poses that strengthen and lengthen your body and breath. We will learn simple breathing exercises and graceful transitions to help you both on your yoga mat and off your mat out in the world. Prepare to energize your mind, body, and soul in this Beginner Yoga Class ($12 drop-in fee or 5 classes for $55).

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Jul
16
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.

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Jul
16
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
16
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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Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

Restore Your Core at WW

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Dealing with leaky pee, diastasis recti, prolapse, core weakness, or just want to learn how to have a more integrated core in exercise and day-to-day life?

In this series, we’ll be working together to retrain your core & pelvic floor muscles to be more functional, responsive, and supportive to your body. This whole body approach focuses on learning to move better, uncover movement compensation patterns, and create new patterns of strength, mobility, length, and support.

Each week, we'll explore exercises and movement flows that build strength, stability and function as well as body awareness skills and that you can bring off the mat and into your daily life to support pelvic floor and core wellness. 

There also will be weekly (optional) homework and a take-home Intro Program at the end of the series so that you can continue your practice on your own! This class is empowering, fun, and I love to teach it! Join me!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Register at vanessagengler.com. Cost of series is $90. CONTACT vanessa@aligned4life.com with any questions!

Vanessa Gengler is a certified RYC™ (Restore Your Core) Teacher, a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and the pro behind the Exercise & Movement module in the online prenatal program Baby Making & Beyond! She specializes in helping people move better with a focus on whole body function and pelvic floor and core wellness through a holistic, supportive approach. You can learn more about her offerings at vanessagengler.com or sign up for her newsletter here to receive updates on classes, workshops and more. Feel free to email her with any questions at vanessa@aligned4life.com..

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Jul
15
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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Jul
15
4:30 PM16:30

Community Rowing (experienced rowers) at COC

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Hosmer Community Rowing (CommRow) runs four afternoons a week on Great Hosmer Pond.These programs is for rowers of all abilities. COC staff and Green Racing Project athletes will be on hand to assist you on land and on the water. Experienced rowers are welcome to attend CommRow any or all of the four days, Monday-Thursday. If you have never been to CommRow before and/or have less than one year of experience, your first CommRow session must be on a Wednesday. Beginners may only attend the Wednesday sessions, unless they have the approval of the head coach to begin attending CommRow on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. CommRow season will end in early October, depending on weather and staffing. See craftsbury.com for more details. 

 

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Jul
15
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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