Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm Mother Jones In Heaven the musical will receive this Vermont premier as part of a nationwide tour. The story of Mother Jones forcefully reminds us how powerful one person can be in service to the betterment of others. The topic is as timely today as it was when Mother Jones was organizing the working class at the turn of the last century.
The production stars Vivian Nesbit in a rousing one woman performance as the infamous labor organizer who led the charge for better working conditions and fair pay for miners, mill workers and child laborers.
For 65 years the 251 Club has challenged "the native born and those born elsewhere but with Vermont in them" to visit every town in the state—all 251 towns. After all those decades, the monumental endeavor has been memorialized in a film by director Mike Leonard, who not only talked the talk, but walked the walk—twice!
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with a concert by Magpie, a duo featuring Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, who sing songs of the working class, justice, and the environment, combined with songs of romance and relationships.
Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:00 to 4:00 pm Rise Up Bakery,48 Granite St, Barre, VT
Legendary bakers, Jules and Helen Rabin will be treating friends of the Bakery to the story of their nearly 50 year love affair with wood-fired bread baking.
Jules will give the history and Helen will demonstrate how its done. Smell the bread baking and eat it when its done.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please do not come unless you have a confirmed registration. The event is currently booked up. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is by donation for the benefit of the Bakery (suggested donation of $15-$20, low income or student $10).
This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with Soirée Sucrée 2019 in honor of the Barre Historical Society's late president Chet Briggs.
This year in addition to the dessert contest, we have added a savory, the famous French Canadian tourtière. Time to test your culinary skills.
The evening, the perfect combination of sweet eats and sweet sounds, is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price. ►French Tourtière and Dessert Competition
►French Dessert Tasting
►French-Canadian music by Michèle Choinière
Adults - $15 at the door, $12 in advance. Children under 12 - $6 (Attendance limited to 100.)
Inner Fire District was founded in Burlington, Vermont in 2006. The band performs a genre-defying music combining Yiddish and Balkan folk, intricate original compositions, old revolutionary songs, and whatever else tickles their fancy.
Since the band members are currently scattered around Vermont, Louisiana, New York, and Pennsylvania, we are honored that they have chosen the Hall for one of their occasional reunion appearances.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 pm Rise Up Bakery,48 Granite St, Barre, VT
The historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building, lovingly restored as the Rise Up Bakery, is hosting its inaugural baking workshop. This is your opportunity to learn to bake the classic Italian focaccia in a genuine wood-fired oven.
The workshop will be led by Randy George, founder of central Vermont's Red Hen Bakery.
The cost for the workshop is $75 per person and only 12 spaces are available.
The Primo Maggio festivities continue with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the world famous folksinger, the late Pete Seeger.
The concert and sing-along features Anything Goes, the duo of long-time central Vermont musicians Ben Koenig and Mark Greenberg, who will play Pete's favorites, both the songs he wrote and the ones he loved. Get ready to sing out!
Tickets are available in advance online or at the door: $12 or $10 for seniors, students, and union members.
Continuing our Primo Maggio celebrations with the 2019 Global Labor Film Festival, film historian Rick Winston will present “The Organizer” staring Marcello Mastroianni as a labor activist involved in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century textile factory strike in Turin, Italy.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments available.