Have a mad time at the stroll
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WILMINGTON- See downtown turned into a wonderland of curious fun on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 8 pm for this year’s Village Stroll, “A Wilmington Wonderland.” As always, the stroll will have entertainment for people of all ages. Activities and shops open late will be marked with a playing card sign. Artists will be set up on the Crafts Inn lawn all day and throughout the stroll.

Come early to the stroll and enjoy a bit of the Hoot, Toot & Whistle trail while challenging your memory. Meet at the Reardon Bridge, just past Zoar Outdoor, at 4 pm. Learn about the history of the old Barn Board Factory, then venture into the woods to find the wonderland-themed objects. Memorize these curious objects in order to take the memory challenge.

Then don’t miss this year’s extraordinary performer, Eric Girardi of “Bending Gravity.” He’ll perform on the Pettee Memorial Library lawn at 5 pm. Continually pushing the boundaries of props, Eric is an object manipulator in the true sense, constantly expanding his ability and knowledge of how objects move, react to one another, and interact with gravity.

French band La Mechante et Le Connard will perform for the fourth time in Wilmington beginning at 6 pm, at Bartleby’s Books. Featuring Casey Sullivan Roger on vocals and ukulele and Cyril Roger on double bass, the duo plays an eclectic mix of jazz age standards and surprising arrangements of popular tunes.

Meanwhile, a vintage Mad Hatter tea party will be set up on the lawn next to Chapman’s In-Town Antiques and get a picture taken as a guest of the whimsical tea party; play croquet on the lawn between The Incurable Romantic and The Village Roost; get an Alice in Wonderland literary tattoo at the tattoo parlor outside Bartleby’s; or sample a cupcake at West End Books.

Free kids activities will run on the Pettee Library lawn throughout the stroll.

The stroll takes place rain or shine. Memorial Hall will be used as a rain location for the “Bending Gravity” performance.

As the stroll is ending at 8 pm, Memorial Hall hosts the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series featuring Alma do Brasil. This performance will benefit the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club. Donations can be made at the door.

Village Strolls are organized by volunteers as part of Wilmington Works and thanks to funding from the town of Wilmington and downtown sponsors. For more information see www.wilmingtonworksvt.com or the Wilmington Works or Village Strolls of Wilmington pages on Facebook.

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