Getting tired of the panini machines in Proc? Me neither, but the noms offered by Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op’s Harvest Festival will inevitably top even the most beloved of dining hall offerings. The festival promises live music from Snake Mountain Bluegrass & The Connor Sisters, a beer and wine tasting, the opportunity to meet local farmers, and sustainably grown, freefood. If you’ve ever admired the Co-op’s commitment to energy efficient practices, democratic ownership, and the local economy but thought, “s***, this hummus is expensive,” now’s your chance.
When: Saturday, September 20th, 12-3 pm Where: Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, 9 Washington Street, Middlebury, VT Cost: Free
Need a way to cool off with all this early September heat? Homework got you down? Do you like happiness?
If you responded yes to any of these questions join MCAB for the Fall Frenzy Free Ice Cream Bar (with at minimum of a million toppings) TOMORROW. Additionally, there will be some great music from Middlebury’s own Milk Chocolate.
Come get a sugar high and jam out.
When: 9/11 from 6 – 8 PM (TOMORROW)
Where: McCullough Terrace (outside where that patio furniture is by the mailroom) Cost: Free-ninety-nine
The Rehearsals Cafe, formerly that place you wished was a cafe in the CFA, is now open for your mid-day food and beverage needs. While the vending machines in the space have always been a great resource, and the art event snack tables have consistently drawn us to the CFA for disparate, random events, Rehearsals will now be a consistent, good food source to all who venture to Mahaney between 8:30-2:30 on weekdays. The menu includes coffee, tea, sandwiches, sushi, and salads, and promises that you won’t have to walk up the hill to Proctor if you’re hungry after class in the CFA.
For those of you on campus this coming Labor Day weekend, make sure to check out the Vermont Workers’ Center’sLabor Day Celebration on Monday, September 1, starting at 5:00 PM on theTown Green.Sen.Bernie Sanders along with other Vermont labor leaders will speak at 5:30 following a cook out and live music from the Bob Mackenzie Band. It has been a big year for labor in Vermont, between the CCTA strike this past spring, an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $10.50 over the next 3 years, and Vermont homecare workers winning their first contract, just to name a few among many landmark events. And what better way to celebrate than with the much loved Sen.Bernie Sanders, who has hinted at providing a challenge from the left in the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries, and has a long history of fighting on behalf of labor in his home state as well as the national stage. The event is co-sponsored by Vermont Workers’ Center, UE, Vermont AFL-CIO, Vermont NEA, VT State Employees Association (VSEA). Hope to see you there.
When: Monday, September 1 5:00 PM food and band, 5:30 speakers Where: Middlebury Town Green Cost: Free
Join the Feminist Action at Middlebury, the Queer Studies House, and Queers & Allies for an end of the year BBQ!
On the menu: burgers (beef and veggie), hot dogs, watermelon, guac, cookies, salsa, and all the other goodies in the photo above.
Date: Today! Time: 1- 3PM Place: Queer Studies House (Directly behind Proctor on Hillcrest Rd.) Cost: Free!
Interdisciplinary publication Room 404 releases its third issue tonight.
Nick Smaller ’14 and Hubert Adjei-Kontoh ’14 to spin jazz/funk vinyl.
Food by the Co-Op.
Contributors to this issue include: Kate Leib ’16, Stephanie Roush ’14, Maddie Dai ’14, Dylan Otterbein ’16, Sally Caruso ’15.5, Sam Tolzmann ’14.5, Izzy Ocampo ’14
WHEN: TONIGHT (Thursday), 8:30 WHERE: Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House WHY: Copious free food, chillin’ on the porch of Solar D in the balmy nighttime, all your friends (bring them), Estonian synth-funk from the 80s? Also there’s this publication.
The lovely Veronica Rodriguez ’16.5 will be teaching about yogurt today at 5pm in the Old Stone Mill. If you have ever wondered how yogurt is made, are interested in making more sustainable food choices, or just want to chat bacteria, you should stop by! There will be snacks, and by the end of the sesh you should have both some fresh yogurt and knowledge, both of which are synonymous with virtue.