Fall Foliage Festival

56TH ANNUAL CALAIS FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL 

October 6-8, 2017

Details of all weekend events are listed below.  Please pick up a copy of the Iconic Golden Flier with the schedule at the Maple Corner Store, Adamant Store, Town Office, or East Calais store.

You can also now download and print your own copy!
Click here for PDF: Calais fall Foliage 2017 Calendar PDF
or here for (.DOC) Calais fall Foliage 2017 Calendar

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

REFUGE: Vermont Artists Respond
10:00 AM – 5:00PM Visit Kent Museum to view the work of more than 20 artists’ exploration of “refuge” with works that evoke home, community, habitat, nature, faith, and sustenance. Admission by donation.

Open Pottery Studio: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Stop in to Stilbroke Farm’s Family Market for live demos of my clay work. My shelves are full of colorful, functional pottery. Place orders for upcoming holidays and special occasion gifts. Open 9-5 daily. 456-8802 if directions or questions arise.

Variety Show: 7:30 PM Maple Corner Community Center.  Local talent promises an evening to be remembered. Back by popular demand, we’re looking to put the Variety back in the Variety Show, so skits, bits, schticks, and family/kid acts are especially encouraged.  Songs are still great, but just one song per grown-up act please; 5 minute limit per act. Emceed once again by the fabulous David Schutz!

Seating is limited, please arrive early.  $4 adults, $2 under 12 or over 60, $10 family.  Cider & cookies, 50 cents each.

Old West Church is open to visitors all weekend.

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Foliage Walk: 9:00-10:30 AM Meet at the MCCC for a walk on Maple Corners scenic trails. Plan on walking for up to an hour and a half, followed by hot cider and cider donuts at the MCCC. Good walking shoes, water, and perhaps a walking stick, are recommended. Kids and dogs are welcome. Keep in mind, we may be walking on roads some of the time.

Open Pottery Studio: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Stilbroke Farm Family Market on Luce Road. Stop in for live demos of my clay work. My shelves are full of colorful, functional pottery. Place orders for upcoming holidays and special occasion gifts. Contact Brenda George, 456-8802.

 East Calais Church:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Give & Take and Bake Sale at the East Calais Church.

 REFUGE: Vermont Artists Respond 10:00 – 5:00  Visit Kent Museum to view the work of more than 20 artists’ exploration of “refuge” with works that evoke home, community, habitats, nature, faith, and sustenance.  Admission by donation.

OPEN STUDIO: Andreas John: 272 Apple Hill Road. 12-4pm
Inside Out, Outside In: Weaving the web of consciousness, prayer, nature and art

Kids’ Activities: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the MCCC. Crafts and games just for kids – all ages welcome! Apple bobbing, doughnut chomp, sack race, photo booth, and more.  Weather permitting we’ll be outside playing on the play structure, swings, slide and sandbox.  Additionally, come and get ready for the Creature Contest by creating your own critter creature out of vegetables – we’ll supply some supplies but feel free to bring more!

Creature Contest: 3:00 PM at the Maple Corner Community Center. Make a creature at the MCCC during kids’ activities, or bring one from home! Each kid should make a fantastic creature from garden items, sticks, bushes and pine cones etc. Drop off at the MCCC any time before the 3pm judging. Prizes for all.

Suzi Wahlrab, Meditative Open Studio: 12-4pm – 206 Apple Hill Road. Contact Suzi at 229-9664 for more info

Robinson Sawmill: Visit the historic Robinson Sawmill on Robinson Cemetery Road in Kents Corner. Information and/or members of the Sawmill Association will be available at the site.

Mini-Moth Story Telling Night: 7:30 PM at the MCCC. Come tell a story 3-5 minutes in length without using notes. It should be a true story about yourself.  Everyone welcome! The evening will be moderated by Geof Hewitt, and free ice cream will be provided!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Old West Church is open to visitors all weekend.

Minute FUN Race: 9:00 AM Start.  A 2.7 mile race for walkers, joggers, and runners – where even the last person to cross the finish line can take 1st place. Meet at the Maple Corner Community Center to sign up at 8:45 and enter your best guess for how long it will take you to complete the 2.7 mile Robinson Cemetery Loop…with a small challenge in the middle. Those with a finish time closest to their guess win. Prizes (1 per family) for top 3 men, women, and kids 12 and under. Contact Barb or Bob Patterson with questions at bbrtpatterson@gmail.com.

Open Pottery Studio:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Stilbroke Farm Family Market on Luce Road.  The studio is open and showing off all the fun you can experience getting your hands dirty!  Information: Brenda George, 456-8802.

REFUGE: Vermont Artists Respond 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Visit Kent Museum to view the work of more than 20 artists’ exploration of “refuge” with works that evoke home, community, habitat, nature, faith, and sustenance.   Today only, the mobile Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art and Design will be parked at Kent.  Not to be missed! Admission by donation.

Special Closing Celebration from 3:00 – 5:00 PM:  Meet the artists and enjoy music and refreshments, including an outdoor cash-only raw bar from Sweet Sound Oysters ($2 / oyster, $10 / 6). Silent Art Auction closes at 4:30.

Beggar’s Brunch:   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Maple Corner Community Center. We’re bringing back Corn Chowder, as well as a variety of delicious breads, sweet breads, coffee cake, quiche, fruit, coffee, teas and hot cider. $1 per item.

Robinson Sawmill: Visit the historic Robinson Sawmill on Robinson Cemetery Road in Kents Corner. Information and/or members of the Sawmill Association will be available at the site.

BRADLEY LOOP TRAIL:  1:00 P.M.  The Calais Conservation Commission is sponsoring a walk on the Bradley Loop Trail.  Liisa and Darby Bradley created a public easement on their conserved land for this trail, which is now a part of the official Town of Calais trails system. Darby, who spent most of his career with the Vermont Land Trust, first as its General Counsel and then its President, will lead the walk.  If the weather is good, we’ll get views of East Hill and the Presidential Range to the east and Mt. Elmore and the northern Green Mountains to the north.  The land includes a number of interesting forestry and ecological features, including a “bear post office”, where bears leave messages to each other in the red pines.  One of the most unusual features is that the land is part of the margin between the North American and Atlantic plates.  In other words, Liisa and Darby would have had ocean front property a couple of million years ago.  The walk is about 1.25 miles long, includes some elevation, and takes 45-50 minutes at a leisurely pace. The parking area is at the end of Long Meadow Hill Road, off of County Road.

Suzi Wahlrab, Meditative Open Studio: By Appointment – 206 Apple Hill Road. Contact Susi 229-9664 for an appointment or for more info.

Community Concert: 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the Old West Church.  This free community concert features lots of local talent under the direction of June Morse.  In addition, the Old West Church Cemetery is open to the public for genealogy mavens and students of local history.

Old West Church Annual Meeting: 3:00 – 4:00 PM at the Old West Church

 Jazz Concert: 7:30 PM at the Adamant Community Club, Martin Rd., Adamant. The Ira Friedman Trio (piano, bass, drums) plays original music inspired by Latin, African, jazz, funk and soul. Admission $12, under 12 free.  More info: 454-7103.

 

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