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Bird Walk with Sue Wetmore at Lake St. Catherine State Park

Join Rutland Count Adubon board member Sue Wetmore as we search for birds that nest in the park. The lake attracts waterforl and the woodlands have a variety of warblers, thrushes, and other nesters. Bird enthusiasts of all walks of life are invited, however, we ask participants be at least eight years of age for full enjoyment of the walk.

Event free with park entry.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 8:30am

Holler Trio at Grand Isle State Park

Hailing from the western foot of Camel’s Hump, Holler Trio is a fiddle-tune-sawing acoustic jam band that pushes the genre into unexpected grooves. With the typical old-timey and grassy instrumentation of mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle, Holler Trio play a swath of fiddle tunes from down south and then add the reedy accordion and harmonica to blend in Quebecois traditions as well as an inventive bunch of originals that draw on Appalachian, Celtic, French and other traditions, with an occasional pinch of jazz. 

Event free with camping fees. Grand Isle is a camping only park. Meet near Nature Center.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Jason Baker at Elmore State Park

Burlington Vermont singer/songwriter and performer Jason Baker performs original folk roots americana mixed with a few traditional folk songs.

Performance free with park admission. Meet near the covered shelter.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

Xray Lite, Bryan and Dana of Someone You Can Xray at Jamaica State Park

With a high-energy roots, rock n' blues sound, Someone You Can Xray is as much at home in an acoustic listening room as on a festival stage, engaging listeners to sing and dance along! Members of Someone You Can Xray perform as an acoustic folk rock and roots band, billed as Xray Lite, most often seen performing as a duo, with Bryan and Dana Newman entertaining crowds of all ages. Check them out on Spotify and everywhere on the web!

Event free with park admission. Meet near the shelter.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Shanta Lee Gander

In this virtual presentation, poet Shanta Lee Gander visits Sweet Pond State Park in Guilford, Vermont.

About Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander of Brattleboro’s work has appeared in PRISMITERANT Literary MagazinePalette PoetryBLAVITYDAME MagazineThe Crisis Magazine, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. Shanta Lee is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and was named as Diode Editions’ full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues.

She is an MFA candidate in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College. To see Shanta Lee’s photography and writing, visit Shantaleegander.com.

Thanks to Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council for their support of Words in the Woods! Words in the Woods events are generously sponsored by a Northeast Kingdom donor in honor of poet Judy Chalmer.

For more information: https://www.vermonthumanities.org/event/shanta-lee-gander-words-in-the-w...

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

Ken and Friends at Branbury State Park

Come join "Ken and Friends" for classic and original folk, rock, and blues music. The mix of harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica and conga rhythms make a fun time for all.

Event free with park admission. Meet near the boat rental area.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Michael Stridsberg at Elmore State Park

Michael Stridsberg is a Montpelier, VT-based singer/guitarist whose shows all have one thing in common: a good time. From classic rock to modern pop, classic Irish folk to outlaw country, he puts a unique spin on some of your favorite songs. You'll hear a few originals, too! He does it all underneath his 1930s-style fedora that's ready for any adventure.

Event free with park admission. Meet near the covered shelter.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Campfire Stories with Virginia Holiman and Kurt Valenta at Grand Isle State Park

Join Virginia and Kurt for a unique campfire program. Expect a confluence of traditional native storytelling and the exploration of nature's mysteries. Virginia and Kurt bring the stories' characters to reality through the natural artifacts the audience can examine after each story. The presentation is a series of stories based in folklore, followed by a show-and- tell of the main character's physical attributes. Kurt shares his collection of pelts, skulls, tracks and a myriad of other pieces that allow participants to feel a fur or touch a sharp tooth, thereby underscoring the story's roots in reality. 

Event free with park entrance. Meet near the nature center.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Bird Walk with Sue Wetmore at Emerald Lake State Park

Join Rutland Count Adubon board member Sue Wetmore as we search for birds that nest in the park. The lake attracts waterforl and the woodlands have a variety of warblers, thrushes, and other nesters. Bird enthusiasts of all walks of life are invited, however, we ask participants be at least eight years of age for full enjoyment of the walk.

Event free with park entry.

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 8:30am

Ken and Friends at Branbury State Park

Come join "Ken and Friends" for classic and original folk, rock, and blues music. The mix of harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica and conga rhythms make a fun time for all.

Event free with park admission. Meet near the boat rental area.

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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