Vermont is widely regarded as one of the most queer-friendly states in America. In 2000, the state was the first in the nation to legalize civil unions for same sex couples, and in 2009, Vermont became the first state to allow same-sex marriage by legislation rather than by court ruling. But how did that come to pass? At least one important factor has been the tireless activism and advocacy carried out over decades by, and on behalf of, Vermont’s LGBTQ+ community. Presented in partnership with the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont and Out in the Open (formerly Green Mountain Crossroads) and sponsored by The Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, this event looks at the key individuals, organizations, and moments in the history of queer activism in southern Vermont from the 1980s to the present day. This event is presented in conjunction with Performative Acts, a retrospective of work by the acclaimed photographer and activist Dona Ann McAdams. McAdams credits her friendship with civil rights icon Harvey Milk with inspiring her lifelong devotion to using photography for social change. The exhibit includes McAdams’ photographs of queer liberation and AIDS activism protests across several decades.
Set in the backdrop of our world renowned Vermont fall foliage, attendees of the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festivalwill discover, savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers.
These workshops will be led by Angus McCullough, creator of the site-specific installation Coincidence Control, and Jonathan Gitelson, curator. Participants will be guided through the process of making simple books to use as dream journals. At the first workshop (August 10), McCullough and Gitelson will share tips and tricks for remembering dreams, using them in waking life, incorporating them into the creative process, and perhaps even utilizing techniques for lucid dreaming. Stating one’s intentions in the dream journal increases the potential for activating these subconscious narratives. At the second workshop (September 21), participants will reconvene to discuss their individual dream journaling processes (successful or not), and new participants will make their own journals. Space is limited to 10 people for each workshop, and pre-registration is required. The two workshops can be taken as a series, or either workshop can be taken on its own. The workshop fee is by donation. ADMISSION: $10 suggested donation; no one turned away for inability to pay Ages 12 and up. Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration required. Register online or call 802-257-0124 x101.
Patty Carpenter is a pillar of the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB), a foursome who stretches their biological connections to deliver an incomparable Jazz/ Americana/ Soul/ Folk sound. On Saturday, September 21, Patty will perform a solo show, bringing her fabulous jazz and blues sound to Wardsboro. She studied Jazz at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with the great Archie Shepp and Max Roach, and was heavily influenced by many great women artists from Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash to Billie Holiday and Carmen McCrae. “I was totally knocked out by the vocals. What a voice…I flat out loved it….Patty Carpenter was an epiphany for me.” – Larry Routt, Music Programmer, WOBO, Cincinnati, OH. http://dfjbmusic.com/ All shows are in the Wardsboro Town Hall Café, Main Street, Wardsboro, and feature excellent refreshments and BYOB. Doors open at 6:30, music begins at 7 pm. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, email email@example.com or call 802-896-6810.
The American Precision Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 450,000 tickets were downloaded for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2019 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before. See Smithsonian.com/museumday for downloadable tickets to be used on 9/21/19. The American Precision Museum is located in the 1846 Robbins & Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark, and traces the beginnings of manufacturing to modern technology through exhibits and interactive programs. Open daily, Memorial Day Weekend through October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The American Precision Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military & their families.