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Fall picnic

GRANITEVILLE—On Oct. 22 the St. Sylvester Parish annual fall picnic will take place. The menu includes barbecued chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, dessert and beverages.
           
There will be seatings at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
           
The cost is adults $12; children (3-10) $5; children 2 and under free.
           
Take-outs will be available by reservations.
           
Reserve tickets by calling 793-4944.
 

Craft fair, bake sale

VERGENNES—The St. Peter's craft fair, bake sale and luncheon will take place Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. in St. Peter's Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. Proceeds will help to restore St. Peter's cemetery.
 

Community Harvest Supper

VERGENNES—There will be a Community Harvest Supper Oct. 30 featuring turkey with all the fixings and pies.
           
It will take place in St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. with sittings at 4 and 6 p.m. The cost is adults $10; children age 6-12 $5; children age 5 and under free. Tickets are available at the St. Peter Parish Office and at Jackman Fuels in Vergennes.
           
For tickets or more information call 877-2367.
 

French-Canadian Supper

EAST BARRE—There will be a French-Canadian supper on Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Cecilia-St. Frances Cabrini Church, 50 Washington Road, with sittings at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
           
The cost is $12 per person; children under 12 eat for free.
           
The menu includes homemade meat pies, pea soup, fried dough, vegetables, desserts and beverages.
           
For reservations call 476-8961 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
           
Take-outs will be available.
           
Frozen meat pies will be available at the supper for $15 each.
 

Chant Schola concert

HINESBURG--A concert of sacred music performed by the Vermont Gregorian Chant Schola will take place at St. Jude Church on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.
           
In residence at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, the 18-voice men’s group has sung more than 100 concerts and liturgies.
           
Under the direction of Dr. William Tortolano, professor emeritus at St. Michael’s, the program includes Gregorian settings for the Mass of the Angels, five chants reflecting the liturgical year and choral music from the American folk music style.
           
Edmundite Father David Cray, pastor of St. Jude Church, invites the area community to experience the sacred beauty of this time-honored music and its renaissance of interest.
           
The concert is free and open to the public. An optional free-will offering is suggested.
           
Tortolano is a world-renowned expert on the chant and has researched it at the Benedictine Monastery of St.-Pierre de Solesmes in France and translated Dom Cardine’s book. “Beginning Studies in Gregorian Chant.” His most recent book is “A Gregorian Chant Handbook.”
           
Pope Benedict XVI conferred upon Tortolano the pontifical honor, Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, in recognition of his service to the Diocese of Burlington and the Church.
 
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