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Free hummus tasting at farmers market

There will be a free hummus tasting at the Arlington Village Farmers Market on Aug. 23. The RiseVT Bike uses human pedal-power to make snack foods. As part of the POP Club program for kids ages 5-11, join special guest Andrea Malinowski, and help make some hummus to enjoy along with farm-fresh veggies at the market. The market is held every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Arlington Inn on Route 7A.


Astronomer to speak on travel to Mars

At 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 20, Valerie Rapson, chief astronomer at the Dudley Observatory at miSci, will present a talk on the possibility of traveling to Mars. The talk, presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, will take place in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy.

NASA and SpaceX are hard at work designing rockets and spacecraft that will one day take humans to Mars. What will it actually take to get there? What sort of dangers might people face? And, is putting humans on Mars in the next ten years a realistic goal? Come explore outer space and get answers to these questions and more. Registration for the talk is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or visit

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Veterans golf tourney to raise funds, awareness

The Vermont Veterans Golf Tournament Committee is hosting its 8th annual tournament on Sept. 4 at the Manchester Country Club. The Tournament originated in 2012 as a way to raise awareness for wounded veterans across Vermont.

The tournament was born with the intention of focusing awareness on the needs of Vermont's wounded combat veterans, and it has evolved into an event that recognizes all Vermont veterans, while it raises money to assist veterans organizations that provide services. Since the first tournament in 2012, the committee has raised more than $240,000 with 100 percent of sponsor donations being distributed to organizations serving Vermont's veterans.

Among the recipients of funds raised through the tournament are the Vermont Veterans' Home; Bennington County Meals on Wheels, whose clients are 70 percent veterans; the Dodge House, the Veterans Outreach and Family Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity.

To donate, visit To enter a team into the tournament, visit and click on the "register" tab.


Book, collectibles sale to aid historical society

A books and collectibles sale to benefit the Cambridge Historical Society will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 at 16 Broad St., two doors from the Museum. Items will include coffee table books, fiction and nonfiction hardbacks and paperbacks, glassware and China, framed prints, sheet music, magazines, and other items.


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