Family Fun Nights
Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 - Just for Fun Film Series: Sing
In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $1,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory? Rated G, Run time 1 hour 48 min.
Friday, July 20, 6:30 pm - Ed Popielarczyk, Magician
As a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller, Ed entertains children and families through his magic shows that use a lot of audience participation. He says, "YOU are the stars of the show because you help to make the magic happen. I usually have lots of trouble! I don’t just “do a trick” I tell a story that revolves around each trick. It may be a short story or a longer one, but each story helps to bring the trick together. The show is appropriate for ages three and up. I hope to see you there!!!"
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm - Junk Music with Modern Times Theater
Music is everywhere, if you know how to listen for it: right outside the window, coming out of our clothing, and available in the objects of everyday life. In this workshop, participants are guided through a series of listening exercises, rhythm games, and sound improvisations to develop the ear, as well as to gain experience in being part of an ensemble. Participants will then learn to make a variety of functioning musical instruments and noisemakers from common household items and garbage. For both the accomplished musician as well as the novice, these explorations of the uses of non-traditional sound are accessible and fun.
Friday, August 3, 6:30 pm - Dinosaurs with Dinoman
With magic, merry mayhem and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages. Dinoman Dinosaurs! has garnered a “Best Bet” from the LA Times, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared at the largest family celebration in the country—Boston’s First Night—fifteen times.
Wednesday, August 8, 6:30 pm - Pitz Quattrone and his Didgeridoo
Join central Vermonter, Didgeridoo performer, teacher, bandleader and instrument builder, Pitz Quattrone, as he demonstrates and explains the history and playing techniques of the worlds oldest instrument, the Didgeridoo from native Australia. Pitz will have on hand some of his handcrafted instruments for folks to try and purchase after the show.
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 pm - Just for Fun Film Series: A Day at the Races Marx Brothers
A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse. Not Rated, Run time 1 hr 51 min.
Thursdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rain or shine!
Come on down to the Old Schoolhouse Common gazebo for these great free summer concerts! Enjoy some great local food, enjoy the bake and book sale by the Friends of the Jaquith and bid on great items in the Silent Auction.
Thursday, July 19 - Honeybee Steel Drum Band
This pollinator loving steel drum band brings the plight of the honeybee to the bandstand with energy and big sounds. Prepare to "bee" amazed. Feel free to join the swarm by wearing your own bee colors! Hardwick based Caja Madera throws down authentic street tacos from the freshest ingredients. Eat tacos, "bee" happy.
Thursday, July 26 - Susannah Blachly and Patti Casey
Two of Vermont’s most talented and best known singer-songwriters deliver high energy, yet intimate music that showcases their voices, songwriting ability and good humor. Hardwick based Caja Madera will be on-hand with authentic street tacos from the freshest ingredients. Eat tacos, be happy.
Thursday, August 2 - Lewis Franco and the Missing Cats
Back Road BBQ
Seven Days says, "Precious few hepcatamounts swing like Lewis Franco. The central Vermont guitarist, songwriter and bandleader has almost single-handedly kept the jump and jive alive in the Green Mountains, wailing away with swagger and unimpeachable cool for nearly two decades". Join Franco and his ace band, the Missing Cats, at the bandstand for some high energy, foot stompin' gypsy and jive swing. Back Road BBQ will be there, serving up their fine, fine BBQ for your dining pleasure.
Thursday, August 9 - Bella and the Notables
Enjoy a blast from the past with a night of dazzling jazz music. Timeless classics are given new life and the mix of blues will have you tapping your foot to the rhythm. Woodbelly Pizza will wow you with their handmade pizza oven creations - farm to table, local organic pizza goodness.
Thursday, August 16 - Dave Keller Band
Dave Keller is simply one of the finest soul and blues man of his generation. Come close out the summer concert series dancing like crazy to his deep soul singing, his gritty guitar licks, and his super-tight, super-funky band. Woodbelly Pizza will be serving up their handmade, farm to table pizza straight out of the big WoodBelly Pizza oven!