Upcoming events: Day of Art in Barton; community meal returns; 6th Annual Fairy House Tour in Grafton; autumn art classes in Londonderry

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Sept. 27: Day of Art in Barton

Greater Barton Vermont Art and Artists Co-operative presents  A Day of Art in Barton with two events on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Registration for Paint Greater Barton  is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Barton Memorial Building, 17 Village Square, Barton. Preferred pre-registration may be made by calling 802-525-3740. The registration fee is $20. For ages 18 and under registration is free.

The fee includes a box lunch, a Greater Barton Artist at Work vest, location map, and chances to win $100 best water power painting and other prizes. There will also be a free half-hour demo/lesson by Johnson State College Professor Marjorie Kramer.

A second gallery showing of local artists will be held at 155 Main St. Barton, next to E.M. Brown. The gallery will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. and will have refreshments and sales.

At 4 p.m. there’ll be a “wet hang” in Barton Memorial Building, with reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call  802-525-3740 or visit www.facebook.com/greaterbartonvermontartsandartistscoop.

Sept. 27: Free Community Meal

September’s Free Community Meal will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston-Andover Road, in Andover. The Community Meal is an opportunity for people to gather and socialize while enjoying a meal together. Bring your friends and enjoy fellowship and a delicious meal prepared by different teams of people each month.

If you care to assist with the meal, you are welcome to volunteer. For information, call Kaarina Knisely at  803- 875-5630 or email nepalgrown@gmail.com or call Jackie Griswold at  802-379-0075.

Sept. 27: 6th Annual Fairy House Tour in Grafton

The Sixth Annual Fairy House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28. The Nature Museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton.

Fairy House kids

Kids color at an annual Fairy House Tour.

Local individuals, families, schools, libraries and businesses are collecting pine cones, acorn caps, feathers, moss and more to create charming fairy houses. Visitors on the Fairy House Tour will delight in these structures as they walk along a forest path,  then return to the Nature Museum to create their own fairy dwellings in the gardens.

Tour-goers will enjoy face painting, interactive fairy activities and crafts, and light refreshments for purchase by the Grafton Elementary School Parent Teacher Group, the Grafton Inn, and the Nature Museum. Visitors are welcome to pack their own picnic.

Advance tickets can be purchased at www.nature-museum.org, or by calling 802-843-2111. Tickets will be for sale through Friday, Sept. 26. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children ages 3 to 8. Tickets will also be available at the fairy gate: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children. Children 2 and under are free. Visitors are encouraged to dress up and delight in the adventure.

Information about other upcoming events can be found on the Nature Museum’s Facebook page and on its website.

The museum thanks the Windham Foundation for its continued support of the annual Fairy House Tour. Other sponsors are: Barrett & Valley Associates, Inc., Blake Hill Preserves, Cota and Cota Heating Fuel, Hughes Associates Real Estate and Development, the Hunter Gallery of Fine Art, Jamie Gregory Trucking and Excavating LLC, the Law Offices of Salmon & Nostrand, Pat and Stan Mack and Oak Meadow School in Brattleboro.

Oct. 5: Fall art classes at Mountain Painters Gallery

T he Mountain Painters and Artisan Gallery located at 5700 Rte. 100 in Londonderry  has announced its classes for autumn.

Learn the art of Zentangle

Learn the art of Zentangle

Zentangle Basics: Offered Sunday Oct. 5 and Oct. 26, the class meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Create pen-and-ink drawings entirely using structured patterns. No art experience is necessary. Tuition is $35 plus $10 materials fee.

Exploring more with Zentangle: Offered Saturday Nov. 1, and Nov. 15, the class meets from 10 a.m. to noon. Explore the different looks and feel of optional tiles. The Basics class is a prerequisite for this class. Tuition is $35 plus $15 materials fee. The materials fee may be less if you have the pens already. Ask for materials list.

Needle-felting: Offered Saturday Oct. 11 and Dec. 6, the class meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn needle felting by creating your own Santa, elf, snowman or nutcracker. Begin with dyed, carded wool and shape your creations using a very sharp, barbed felting needle on the dry wool. The class will embellish with a variety of yarns. No previous felting experience is needed. The tuition is $75 for the full day class plus a $5 to 10 materials fee.

Preregistration is required for all classes. Register by emailing jmackugler@gmail.com or by calling 802-824-5974.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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