Break Maids play Magic; scholarship funds available; hands-on Montshire exhibit

BreakmaidsThe Break Maids are bringing their soulful sounds back to Magic Mountain in Londonderry for a free concert from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

If you haven’t been out to Magic’s Black Line Brew Pub located in the base lodge of Magic Mountain, now is time. These three local women are bringing something fresh and unique to the Southern Vermont music scene.

Their genre-bending set houses original tunes inspired by vintage rock n’ roll, country, punk and even a little R&B. The Break Maids are known to get people up off their feet and onto the dance floor.

VDIA Memorial Scholarship

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association will be accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be Vermont residents and must attend the University of Vermont or Vermont Technical College seeking a degree in agricultural business, agricultural science or a related field.
The memorial scholarship was established to further its commitment to the education of its members and the study of dairying in Vermont. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement, and commitment to a career path related to the dairy industry. One to six scholarships will be awarded at levels ranging from $500 to $1000.
Final deadline is March 8, 2013. Only completed applications with their required documents postmarked on or before March 8 will be reviewed.
For more information, please contact VDIA scholarship chair Bebe Zabilansky at or contact VSAC at 888-253-4819 or visit

Hands-on Exhibition opening at the Montshire Museum

The Montshire Museum of Science at 1 Montshire Road, in Norwich is opening a new exhibition titled, How People Make Things, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. The exhibit runs through June 2.

Inspired by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television series, How People Make Things offers hands-on activities using factory tools and machines to create objects by utilizing four manufacturing processes: molding, cutting and assembly. Visitors will be given the opportunity to use factory tools to transform raw materials into finished products, including a box, a horse, a golf cart, and a replica of Mister Roger’s trolley.

In addition, the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood factory tour videos are shown alongside real objects and the processes used to create them.

The exhibit is free with the price of museum admission. A one-day pass costs $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-17, free for members and children under 2 years of age. For more information, visit

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