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Eureka Mine, Maplewood Inn loop with UVLT and GMC
Saturday, August 16

A grand 19th century summer resort complete with its own bowling alley, swimming pool, dance hall, which has now been absorbed back into the forest just a century later; a copper mine which once brought an influx of wealth and people to a rural Vermont town; and a large hill farm-turned forest that was once owned by a wealthy, eccentric farmer whose hoarded stock of wool was taken by the federal government to support the War Effort (World War I).

Each of those phrases conjures up rich imagery of a past that stands in stark contrast to the seeming solitude of the mostly forested area now. Each one would be worthy of an afternoon spent wandering, wondering, exploring how much can change on just 100 years, and pondering how this area might look in another hundred years. The good news is that all three sites can be walked in one 4- 5 mile loop if you know where you’re going!

On Saturday, August 16th we’ll be walking this area of Corinth, VT with some local folks who know the area well, and stopping along the way at all three locations. We hope you can come explore these places with us! 4-5 miles on trails and woods roads, possible easy bushwhack, 1100 ft gain. Moderate-Difficult. For more details and to register, contact Doug Brown at [email protected]

Concert to Benefit UVLT and Enfield Shaker Museum
Friday, August 22

Ken & Brad Kolodner, an amazing father and son duo will be performing on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Keane Chapel located on the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH.

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The dynamic father-son duo pushes the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition by infusing their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original fiddle tunes and songs. More about Ken and Brad here.

Tickets are $25 per person. 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum and the Upper Valley Land Trust. Tickets are available through the Enfield Shaker Museum. Please contact them at [email protected] or by phone: 603-632-4346. Don’t miss this lively and entertaining event!


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Natural Creativity Summer Arts Camp
UVLT is collaborating with the AVA gallery to offer two nature-themed summer art camps! Led by an UVLT nature educator and an AVA art teacher, children will spend part of their time exploring the UVLT-managed Jackson Conservation Area, located within walking distance of AVA, and part of their time in the art studio. This program encourages children to combine their scientific curiosity with their creative ingenuity, as they learn through interactive, nature and art-based experiences. UVLT and AVA members are eligible for a discount on the camp tuition. One full-day camp is offered from July 14-18 for ages 9-12, and a second, half-day camp for ages 5-8 from July 28-August 1. For more information and to register, visit AVA’s registration page by clicking here.

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