Upcoming events: Senior club lunch; children’s programs at Wilder Library; VSO in Grafton; free concerts in Cavendish

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June 16: Chester Senior Citizens’ Club luncheon

The Chester Senior Citizens’ Club announces their monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 16, at the Chester First Baptist Church, 162 Main St., Chester. Enjoy good food and fellowship. Bring a place setting and a friend. If you need a ride, call 802-875-6242.

July 2: Wilder Library announces summer children’s schedule

The Wilder Library announces the schedule for its “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Summer Children’s Programs, funded by a grant from the Vermont Country Store. The events will be held on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning on July 2 at the library, located at 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston. The program is free and open to children of all ages.

The schedule is as follows:
July 2: Glow in the Dark Art with local artist Christine Mix
July 9: Stories about Science with master storyteller Peter Burns
July 16: The Science of Sound with Exordium
July 23: Moon Phases with the Grafton Nature Museum
July 30: It’s a Fizz, Boom, Party Celebration of Science & Summer with activities, crafts and stories

For more information on these and other programs and services offered by the library, visit www.wildermemoriallibrary.org, “like” us on Facebook, follow @wilderweston on Twitter, or email wilderweston@gmail.com and request to be added to our email list.

July 3: VSO comes to GraftonVSO Logo

The annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s TD Bank Summer Festival Tour returns to Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center at 783 Townshend Road in Grafton on Thursday, July 3. Music lovers can celebrate the long-awaited coming of summer with picnics, music and fireworks. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking.

Under the baton of principal guest conductor Anthony Princiotti, the program, “Let’s Dance!” will include music from the world of dance — from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. The concert closes with fireworks, marches and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Tickets are $31 for adults ($36 at the gate); free for children under 18 with advance adult ticket purchase ($12 at the gate). Tickets are available at Misty Valley Books in Chester, Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Grafton Village Cheese Stores (Grafton & Brattleboro), online at www.BrattleboroTix.com, and Flynn Tix at 802-86-FLYNN or www.flynntix.org.

July 9: Cavendish Summer Concert Series is announced

Beginning Wednesday, July 9, the town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association host a Wednesday evening summer music series on the Proctorsville Green, in Proctorsville.

Performances begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The series lineup begins July 9 with the wide-ranging band Gypsy Reel, followed on July 16 by the always-popular Rick Redington. On July 23, Sensible Shoes performs, July 30 is the legendary Chris Kleeman, August 6 the Cajun band Yankee Chank, and rounding out the series on August 13 will be Rutland’s Voodoo Alien Blues Band.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chairs, picnics and cold drinks, friends and neighbors to enjoy plenty of rollicking good music from the gazebo.

Concerts will be held unless severe weather threatens. In case of rain, alternative plans will be announced on the Cavendish Facebook page. If you would like to help, CCCA would like to hear from you. Call Robin at 802-226-7736 to volunteer or for more information on the concerts.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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