For some people, fall is pumpkin spice time. For me, it’s apples, especially pick-your-own, and cider.
I’m not sure about local cider, but we’ve got our own you-pick, in Peggy’s Orchard, which is open again this year — weekends and some Mondays and Tuesdays. It’s at 27 Palker Lane, not far up Bartlett Hill Road.
• We’ve been having good early fall weather. If it continues, a good way to enjoy would be 18 holes of discounted golf at the Bakersfield Country Club. This is the third year the Cambridge Rec Board has made it possible for town residents to play with proof of residency. The reasonably priced offer is valid Sept. 16-30.
• This coming Saturday, the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville hosts a music and harvest supper. With admission by free will offering, the music begins at 6:30 p.m. in the church space upstairs; it will feature Trevor Contois and Friends and Annie Singer & DJ. The harvest supper follows at 7:30, in the downstairs community room. Admission for the supper is prorated for children 6 to 12, with those under 6 eating free. If you have questions, call 644-2409.
• The Bryan Memorial Gallery celebrated the opening of its annual “Land and Light and Water and Air” show on Sunday, Sept. 8, with an artists’ roundtable featuring Mike Graves, Andrew Orr, Sandra Hildreth and William Gotha. Later that afternoon, the 2019 Alden Bryan Medal for best in show was presented to Peg Racine for her sunset waterscape “Solitude.” Mike Graves received the Charles Movalli Medal for excellence in painting.
The show features a wide variety of landscapes, some familiar, some not, in all four seasons and a wide variety of lights. It’s certainly worth a visit. The gallery is open 11 to 5 daily through mid-October.
• The Mount Mansfield Villages six-week course for caregivers, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” begins Monday, Sept. 16. It runs from 2 to 4 at Family Practice Associates medical office on North Main Street in Cambridge village.
Sponsored by the Central Vermont Council on Aging, this course provides family caregivers the tools to reduce stress, foster self-confidence, improve communication and make challenging decisions. Action planning emphasizing self-care is a major program focus. For more information or to register, call Christine Melicharek, Central Vermont Council on Aging case manager, at 888-1393.
• A one-time workshop, “Medicare and You,” is also sponsored by the Central Vermont Council on Aging. It will be held Sept. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Family Practice Associates medical office on North Main Street in Cambridge village. The workshop provides information, counseling and assistance to all Medicare-eligible individuals under the auspices of the State Health Insurance and Assistance Program. For more information or to register, call Christine Melicharek, Central Vermont Council on Aging case manager, at 888-1393.
• Cambridge Cub Scout Pack 839 is looking for interested boys and girls in kindergarten through grade five. It has recruiting events planned for the Lego Pinewood Derby at the Jeffersonville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market on Sept. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m., pizza and information at Jeffersonville Pizza Department on Sept. 16, and Family Movie Night at Cambridge Elementary on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
Interested children and their parents may also check out a den meeting Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville, beginning Sept. 23. For more information, contact Cubmaster Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-233-4789.
That does it for me. Until next week, I’ll see you around town.
— Katherine Quimby Johnson, 644-5145, email@example.com