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Experience one of the significant battles of the American Revolution - and the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont (in 1777) -- Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10 at the Hubbardton Battlefield. Fun and education for all ages. Call 283-3901 or 273-2242 for specifics.

Help send Scouts to summer camp by supporting Boy Scout Troop 18's Flapjack Breakfast Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Applebee's in Rutland. For more information or to pre-purchase tickets, call 273-2025 or 265-2036.

Tuesday night's concert in Castleton is by the New York Players, an Albany-based group of experienced musicians full of energy and enthusiasm. Be in position, complete with picnic basket, blanket, and/or lawn chairs in plenty of time for the 7:00 p.m. performance beginning.

Gerry Grimo & East Bay Jazz Ensemble bring you traditional-style big band music Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m., performing from the Gazebo in Fair Haven's town park. The group will likely venture into the areas of Swing, R&B, Oldies, and more, plus vocal arrangements by some of our best loved crooners and swingers.

Further down the line is Fair Haven's National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2, in the town park.

Children who receive free or reduced price meals may take part in area Summer Food Service Program for Children at Castleton Community Center Scamp Camp, serving at 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon, and Fair Haven Grade School and/or playground 8:30 and 11:45 a.m. in July and early August. For info on the Castleton program, call JoAnn Riley, 468-3093; for Fair Haven, call Julie Austin, 265-3666.

Green Mountain College sponsors a series in informal conversations on local and national interests with college educators. Stop in to take part in this free programs.  The Wednesday, July 13 program is Green Science, led by Sue Sutheimer, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at The Station in Poultney. Under discussion is the design of chemical products that reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances. Sue and her students are working on ways to re-use ash by-product from burnt woodchips.

Subsequent programs cover Homestead Farming, led by Philip Ackerman-Leist, Tuesday, July 19, at The Station; Grow Local, Eat Local, led by Eleanor Tison, Wednesday, July 20, at The Station; Eco-Friendly Furniture, led by Lucas Brown, Wednesday, July 27, at The Station; and Land Ownership in the Northern Forest, led by James Harding, Saturday, July 30, at Sissy's in Middletown Springs. All are from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Other programs follow in August.

Green Mountain College recently announced its fall scholar in residence, Dr. Tyrone Hayes, biology (herpetology) professor at University of California, Berkeley. He is researching the effect of steroid hormones in amphibian development in both the United States and in Africa.

Some Lake Bomoseen residents are getting fed up with trash that summer visitors leave around the Green Dump and other nearby recreation areas. Castleton town manager Charles Jacien has asked appropriate law enforcement to start writing tickets for littering, an offense that may lead to a $500 fine.

Middletown Springs Elementary begins a relationship with a new principal in July. Richard Beal takes over the school's leadership after having been assistant principal in Bristol Elementary most recently, and Benson Village principal before that. Former MSES principal Aaron Boynton has taken on the assistant principalship at Rutland Town.

Middletown Church holds a block party Sunday, July 17 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. as a kick off for Vocation Bible School, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 18-20.

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