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Franklin and Grand Isle

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Franklin

August 25 — Beatrix Potter Revisited. Using books, props, and bibliography, Helene Lang presents the life of Beatrix Potter, highlighting her artistic talent, her writing ability where every word is appropriate and perfectly arranged, and finally, her years as a countrywoman raising Herdwick sheep. The presentation takes her from her Victorian childhood, through the years of her little books, to her final thirty years of farming in England's Lake District. Hosted by the Enosburg Historical Society. Enosburg Falls, West Enosburg United Methodist Church, 1725 Tyler Branch Rd, 7:00 pm. Shirley Duso, (802) 933-4394.

September 17 — The Vermont Civil War Songbook. Dressed in period costume, singer/researcher Linda Radtke shares songs from Vermont during the Civil War period, with engaging commentary and letters from Vermont soldiers. Seldom-heard songs from the Vermont Historical Society include the comic but poignant "Grafted into the Army," "Yankee Robinson at Bull Run," "Neath the Pines of Vermont" (in which a soldier returns home to die), a satirical song about Jefferson Davis, and sentimental ballads from Vermont during the period. Linda Radtke is joined by pianist Arthur Zorn in this program for all audiences that brings the Civil War period in Vermont to life through music and letters. Hosted by the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum. St. Albans Historical Museum, Bliss Auditorium, 9 Church St, 7:00 pm. Cindy Rutkowski, (802) 524-6897.

September 19 — Vermont and the Civil War. From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Hosted by the St. Albans Historical Society and Museum. St. Albans Historical Museum, 9 Church St, 7:00 pm. Cindy Rutkowski, (802) 524-6897.

October 8 — Vermont and the Civil War. From Cedar Creek to Gettysburg, Vermonters were central to the Union cause. Vermont author and Civil War historian Howard Coffin addresses the Vermont contribution to the Civil War. Hosted by the Montgomery Town Library. Montgomery Center, Montgomery Town Hall, 98 Main St, 7:00 pm. Patrick Farmer, (802) 326 -2211.

Grand Isle

July 10 — Book Discussion: Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman. Part of the A Mysterious Lens on American Culture series. In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Led by William Tortolano. Hosted by the North Hero Public Library. North Hero Public Library, 3195 Us Route 2, 7:00 pm. Judy Poquette, (802) 372-5458.

July 31 — Book Discussion: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely. Part of the A Mysterious Lens on American Culture series. In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Led by William Tortolano. Hosted by the North Hero Public Library. North Hero Public Library, 3195 Us Route 2, 7:00 pm. Judy Poquette, (802) 372-5458.

August 21 — Book Discussion: Blood of the Prodigal by P. L. Gaus. Part of the A Mysterious Lens on American Culture series. In these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop—illuminating more than simply whodunnit. Led by William Tortolano. Hosted by the North Hero Public Library. North Hero Public Library, 3195 Us Route 2, 7:00 pm. Judy Poquette, (802) 372-5458.

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