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Saturday Coffee House
April 8th at 7 PM
The Peacham Library will host its annual Coffee House live music series with performances from local artists each month from February through May. After two years of virtual events, the series has returned in person this year! The Coffee House series brings community together with live music and camaraderie.
Loud Moon is a husband and wife duo originating in the southwest. Dre sings, fiddles a fiddle, plucks a bass, and serenades with a tune from the harmonica. Jayder is a guitar playin’ fool (mostly fool) with blues, punk, and pop influences. You can expect folk style sound with undertones of punk, country, electronica, and even hip-hop.
An open mic session will follow their performance.
All performances are free,
although a $5 donation is encouraged to support the performers.
Saturday, May 6th, at 7pm || Jonathan “Doc” Kaplan and Carol Hausner
Strengthening 21st Century Democracy in Peacham
The Peacham Library will host a pair of workshops titled “Strengthening 21st Century Democracy in Peacham”, led by award-winning author, educator, and facilitator Susan Clark. These sessions will explore democratic engagement and processes in Peacham, specifically with a focus on town meeting.
The sessions will take place on Tuesday, April 11 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Peacham Library Community Room and are free of charge.
The session in April will include a presentation of data and trends on democratic engagement at the state and local level, followed by a facilitated “polarities navigation”, which will lead to a set of shared community values.
In May, participants will work towards identifying and prioritizing action steps based on values identified at the April session.
Participation at both sessions is encouraged, and ALL residents of Peacham are specifically invited to attend, whether they regularly participate at town meeting or not. Refreshments will be provided.
During the past few years of the pandemic, the town mailed ballots to all registered voters and saw a big jump in participation, as has been reported in neighboring communities as well. This brought forward questions about how best to engage and empower a wider group of community members than perhaps can traditionally attend the town’s in- person town meetings each year. A group of community members have been meeting with Susan Clark over the past few months to examine opportunities to identify shared community values to improve democratic engagement in Peacham.
Susan Clark is the author of “Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home”, and coauthor of “All Those in Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community”. She consults with communities across the northeast about how to build inclusive, deliberative, and empowered community engagement.
Her democratic activism has earned her the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State’s Enduring Democracy Award. She also serves as Town Moderator of Middlesex, Vermont. Clark is currently piloting community engagement sessions like the one to take place in Peacham in collaboration with the UVM Center for Research on Vermont.
Canceled for tonight March 4th Rake Union Factory
To be rescheduled
The Peacham Library is hosting its annual Coffee House live music series with performances from local artists each month from February through April. After two years of virtual events, the series will return in person this year! The Coffee House series brings community together with live music and camaraderie to warm even the coldest winter evening.
Performances will begin at 7 pm in the basement of the Peacham Library. An open mic session will follow the main act.
Rake Factory Union is Hannah, Owen, and Steve Davie, as well as the band formerly known as Pipe and Slippers (Andrea Otto and Nathan Colpitts). Together the quintet plays mostly original songs that range from local streets to the craters of the moon in the far future, and from the tear jerking to the absurd. You never know quite what you’ll get, but there’s a little something for everyone.
All performances are free, although a $5 donation is encouraged to support the performers.
Saturday, March 4th, at 7pm || Rake Factory Union
Saturday, April 8th, at 7pm || Loud Moon
656 Bayley Hazen Rd
PO Box 253 Peacham, VT 05862