Month: May 2017

Celebrate Seven Stars – June 4th

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ssac header 175x960.jpgCome celebrate 15 years of the Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon on Sun., June 4. Authors Marjorie and M. Dickey Drysdale lead off the evening with a book reading/signing from4-5 PM and that’s followed by a “Star” party from 5:30-7:30featuring magician Tom Joyce. As well, there’s games, crafts, and lots of cake (GF too) for the whole family.  Come dressed as your favorite star. All free! For more info, click HERE.

Summer Solstice Meets Wild Roots – June 20th

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Once a year in June, BALE (Building A Local Economy) has a fundraising dinner that celebrates our vibrant community life and the amazingly strong local food culture exemplified by our area’s most inspired chefs. There’s two new twists for this year: First, Wild Roots Restaurant (at the Fox Stand) Royalton will host this year’s “Summer Solstice Party & Celebration of All Things Local” on Tue., June 20 starting at 5:30 PM. Second, the cost of the evening is divided into two: $45 for an incredible full course meal and then a donation of any amount that works for you to BALE ($45 is the actual cost of the meal). Come meet new owners and chef Jayne, Josh and Peter and celebrate with great local food on the longest night of the year. For more info and reservations, click HERE.  See approximate menu below!

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Menu approximation (subject to seasonal changes):
Cheese and Charcuterie ~ served with provisions and bread ~ and “Mocktails”

Timberdoodle (cow, buttery, washed rind, Woodcock Farm Weston VT)

Mixed Drum (cow and goat, semi-hard, slight salinity, toasted nut finish, Twig Farm, Cornwall VT)

Madison (cow, dark chocolate notes, crumbly, tangy finish, Gr. Mtn. Blue Cheese, Highgate Cntr. VT)

Country Pork Terrine (mustard, roasted carrots and leeks)

Coppa di Testa (oil cured chillies, parsley)

Vermont Pork Salumi (red wine, garlic, fennel, Charlitos, Waitsfield, VT

Farm Share (abundant vegetables, sunflower seed dip, bagna cauda)

Mocktails

“seeing pink” (black currant, ginger beer, pink peppercorn)

“london dry” (juniper, tonic, lime)

 

To Share (choose one)

Dry aged beef tartare (charred onions, egg yolk, pickled coriander, grilled bread)

Salted beets + horseradish (roasted onion, wild greens, sherry vinegar)

 

Supper (choose one)

Shitake mushroom + cracked grain (egg, sheep’s milk cheese, fermented garli)

Roasted half duck (parsnips, kale, radishes, charmoula)

 

Vegetable

Leafy greens (buttermilk dressing, vegetables

 

Dessert (choose one)

Pound cake (Rhubarb + creme fraiche)

Chocolate molten cake (vanilla ice cream)

 

Coffee and Tea 

Abracadabra Coffee Woodstock, VT

Tisanes/Teas from Free Verse Farm Chelsea, VT

 

Drinks

Cash Bar – beers on tap, cider, mixed drinks

Stories Weave Together a Community – June 6th

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Called “A Woven Thread: An Evening of Stories by People Connected to the Royalton Community,” come hear the stories of community members talking about momentous turning points in their life. Co-sponsored by the Vermont Law School and BALE in an effort to bring community together with stories and insights into the similarities and differences that make us all human. This month’s stories start at the Vermont Law School Library quad in good weather or, if raining, at theCommons @ BALE, South Royalton on Tue., June., 6 from 6-8 PM. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Chris Wood HERE.

Herb Walk on the Green – June 1st

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Join BALE and community herbalist Katherine Elmer for a community “medicinal herb walk” in South Royalton center! Gather at gazebo on the town green for a 45 minute tour of a few weedy and cultivated medicinals that make up your town’s “living apothecary”. We will cover traditional uses and their modern scientific evidence base, as well as discuss unique benefits of local, place-based herbalism. Don’t miss out on this chance to meet your green neighbors (or get to know them in a new way)! Community members and VLS students, faculty, staff welcome.

Free… with a suggested donation of $10

There will also be an optional Q&A session at the end for Vermonters to learn more about joining the Burlington Herb See More

Stories Weave Together a Community – June 6th

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Called “A Woven Thread: An Evening of Stories by People Connected to the Royalton Community,” you’ll hear the stories of community members talking about the momentous turning points in their life. Co-sponsored by the Vermont Law School and BALE in an effort to bring community together with open-hearted dialogue and insights into the similarities and differences that make us all human. The month’s gathering takes place at the Commons @ BALE, South Royalton on Tuesday, June, 6 from 5:30-7:30 PM.  If the weather is nice, we will move out on to the green!  The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Chris Wood HERE.

Climate Silence at the Abyss

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“Our best scientists tell us insistently that a calamity is unfolding, that the life-support systems of the Earth are being damaged in ways that threaten our survival. Yet in the face of these facts we carry on as usual. This bizarre situation, in which we have become potent enough to change the course of the Earth yet seem unable to regulate ourselves…” is the focus of four monthly workshops led by Dr. Cleo Kearns, Rev. Gregory Wilson and Helen Wilson at the Commons @ BALE, South Royalton. The first of the programs is Sat., May 20 from 10 AM-1 PM. The hoped-for outcome of these programs is an invitation into a new living narrative that creates the foundation of another story where humans develop a mutually sustaining and enhancing relationship with earth and all the life systems of the planet. For information, fees, registration (scholarships available), click HERE.

Vermont Public Bank and day of fun – May 21st

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Learn about a public bank option in Vermont and how it can help localize, transition, and save our economy!  The day will be an opportunity to learn about social movement strategy and help us finalize the plan for a grassroots campaign that can win a public bank in Vermont.  It will be a fun day of interactive activities with Vermonters from all over the state and plenty of delicious food.  The address is 40 Garden Way, Cabot, Vermont, we’ll be starting at 9am on Sunday.May 21st flyer