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Nov
17
Sun
Classicopia – “Jazzical”
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm
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“JAZZICAL” featuring the crossover jazz/classical music of Claude Bolling.  Violinist Tim Schwarz and pianist Daniel Weiser will perform his fantastic Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio as well as some great music by Gershwin, Bernstein, and William Grant Still.

For more information on the performers and the concert, we welcome you to visit Classicopia’s website: https://classicopia.org/concert/jazzical/

General Admission Ticket: $10

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Nov
21
Thu
Jazz Jam Session
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE EVENT

INTERPLAY JAZZ AND ARTS in collaboration with FAIRLEE COMMUNITY ARTS is hosting a Jazz Jam Session Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 to 9 pm, in the FAIRLEE TOWN HALL IN FAIRLEE, VT.

Open to all: Instrumentalists, Vocalists and the general public for listening.
A jam session is an opportunity for musicians to get together and try out new tunes or arrangements, new improv or comping techniques and to hear and be inspired by what others are working on. Interplay’s Third Thursday jam sessions are social gatherings that welcome new players and singers into the Interplay family where we can all make music together, learn, and have fun.
*Description: INSTRUMENTALISTS and VOCALISTS, come prepared with a jazz standard tune to play. The jam session is a perfect place to meet and play with other musicians, network and enjoy the hang!
*FREE – It’s an event open to all musicians and appreciators of the arts!
Questions: For directions and more information, please register at the Interplay website.
Go to https://interplayjazzandarts.org/jam-sessions/.

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Jan
21
Tue
Bird Conservation: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bird Conservation: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

 with Steve Hagenbuch and Margaret Fowle of Audubon Vermont

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Residents of the Upper Valley are privileged to live in one of the richest bird nesting areas in North America. From the peregrine falcons that nest on our Palisades to the tiny warblers that fly thousands of miles from South America each spring, these birds come to our yards, fields, and forests because the climate is right, there is a variety of habitat types, and they can find ample food for their young. But what about us, the people who live here? How do our activities impact the success or failure of their breeding season. How can we be better neighbors and stewards?

Steve Hagenbuch has worked with Audubon in a variety of roles since 1998. Currently he is a conservation biologist with Audubon Vermont’s Forest Bird Initiative. In this position Steve works with private landowners, municipalities, foresters, and land managers to promote management activities that will enhance the habitat value of forestland for priority bird species. He has done extensive work in Fairlee Town Forest and surrounding private lands.

Margaret Fowle is a conservation biologist with Audubon Vermont’s Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program and Champlain Valley Bird Initiative. Prior to coming to Audubon in 2009, Margaret coordinated peregrine and bald eagle recovery efforts in Vermont. Margaret also works with private landowners to promote management activities that enhance grassland and shrubland habitats for priority bird species in the Champlain Valley.

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Feb
8
Sat
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Screening: “The Dog Doc” & “Don’t Be Nice”
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF) is an international film festival in Middlebury, Vermont focusing on first- and second-time filmmakers. Of the hundreds of films submitted to the MNFF, approximately 85 are shown during the festival in late August. From those films, some of the top documentaries are screened in various locations in Vermont the following February.

Fairlee Community Arts is proud to be a 2020 MNFF screening location and to be making use of projection equipment installed in the town hall this past October. Two films will be shown on the same day.

3:00PM film: The Dog Doc – A maverick veterinarian and his dedicated team of doctors create a mecca for pets and their owners looking for hope and a last chance for animal healing. The Dog Doc poses deep questions about treatment, pushing humans to consider the difference between medication and integrative, holistic care. This film offers an immersive view into a seldom seen world, painting a picture of pure dedication and joy.

7:00PM film: Don’t Be Nice – A team of young New York City Slam Poets finds its voice as it competes for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. An emotional and inspiring film that gives insightful commentary on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today, Don’t Be Nice is both an absorbing competition doc and a vital writer’s workshop that proves once and for all that winning hearts and minds is the ultimate prize.

(Note: To view trailers of the movies, click on the titles above.)

Admission: $12 for one film or $20 for both films

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Feb
11
Tue
Our Wild Neighbor, The Real Eastern Coyote
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speaker:Chris Schadler, Conservation Biologist, wolf and coyote specialist.

Snow date February 18

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Myths surround the coyote and cloud our understanding of it. Learn the true story of the eastern coyote – how and when it arrived in New England, how it lives among us but is rarely seen and how it contributes to keep our forests and fields healthy. Does it really have wolf DNA, or dog? Learn why it is a creature of our own making – an animal different than the western coyote in genetics and behavior but with the same superior resilience and adaptability.  It is smart, beneficial and by its presence, gives “wild” back to our wild lands. Despite the ecological benefits the coyote brings, it is the most persecuted carnivore in North America.  And despite human efforts to eradicate it, it survives and thrives among us.
Chris Schadler, M.S., Conservation Biology, will discuss coexistence strategies, whether you farm, hike or garden.  “Understanding the mind and ecology of the coyote can keep us one step ahead of problems”, according to Chris, who, with 30 years of wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching, will demonstrate that “knowledge is power” when it comes to living with coyotes.

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Feb
22
Sat
Mardi Gras Party
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mardi Gras Party @ Fairlee Town Hall

Band TBD

$15 admission
Cajun dinner by Erties Catering, priced separately

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