Windborne @ Fairlee Town Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm


Windborne musical group memebers or on Facebook

“A quartet the likes of which I haven’t seen since… Coope, Boyes and Simpson, the Watersons or The Voice Squad. Just absolutely phenomenal! “- BBC Traveling Folk

“The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony…Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today” – Brian O’Donovan WGBH, National Public Radio

“Some of the finest singers of protest and folk music that I have ever heard..One of the Best Albums of 2017!” – Sing Out

Tickets at the door:

  • Adults: $10
  • Students: $5
Community Dance and Costume Ball @ Fairlee Town Hall
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

feather maskRock that fancy dress! Who is that masked man? Come as you are or come as you can.
Bring your best self to the Town Hall for a dance party and Costume Ball. Boogie to a mix of Texas swing, R & B classics and early rock and roll. Coffee and punch provided. Potluck hors d’oeuvres.

Vermont Humanities Council – Painted Theater Curtains
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm
Vermont Humanities Council - Painted Theater Curtains

Between 1880 and World War II, painted theater curtains were artistic features of most New England villages and towns. Christine Hadsel, director of Curtains Without Borders, provides a glimpse into the world of talented and often sophisticated artists who were part of the rural cultural scene, illustrating the rich cultural history of small-town Vermont before World War I.

Fairlee is very fortunate to have a fine example of a painted theater curtain, circa 1912. Read about the history of Fairlee’s painted curtain.

Bop ’til you Drop Sock Hop
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bop 'til you Drop Sock Hop

Put on your high-heeled sneakers and dust off that poodle skirt. Rock it all night long (or until 10 anyway) with music from the 50s and 60s.
Potluck hors d’oeuvres. Coffee, tea and punch provided.

The Social Black Bear – Ben Kilham @ Fairlee Town Hall
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm
The Social Black Bear - Ben Kilham @ Fairlee Town Hall

The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human

Co-sponsored by Fairlee Community Arts and OSHER@Dartmouth

Black bears, thought to be solitary, have a different type of social behavior that possibly parallels early human behavior. They show evidence of reciprocal altruism, matri-linear hierarchy, and a mix of intentional and emotional communication. Bears can live for as many as forty years, which allows them long-term benefits from forming relationships with fellow cooperators.

Ben Kilham, Ph.D., is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme, New Hampshire. His love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He, his wife Debra, and sister Phoebe have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and enabled them to successfully return to the wild. Ben has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic’s A Man Among Bears and Animal Planet’s Papa Bear. He is also author of the books Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild and Out on a Limb: Origins of Intuition and Intelligence.

Ben will be available to sign books after the lecture.

  • Adults $10.00

  • Students: Free (must be accompanied by paid adult)

Call to Register 603 646-0154

Workshop with the Puppeteers Cooperative
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop with the Puppeteers Cooperative

Sara Peattie of Boston’s Puppeteers Cooperative brings her special magic to a weeklong workshop, culminating in a Pageant onstage at Fairlee Town Hall Theater on Friday evening.

Create masks, giant puppets and wearable creatures from simple everyday materials at daily afternoon sessions (2-4pm), and use them in a performance Friday evening at 6pm. Each person will create a personal mask or puppet and assist in constructing several larger than life-sized puppets.

Ages 8 and up

See: the Puppeteers Cooperative Home Page or find them on Facebook

Puppeteers Cooperative at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Rights of Spring