Bread & Puppet Theater Presents Faust 3 @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bread & Puppet Theater comes to Heartbeet Lifesharing with a new play! Faust 3, a proletarian rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethe’s epic verse drama.

As thematically and formally diverse as Goethe’s Faust 1 and 2, Bread and Puppet’s Faust 3 draws its public through a dreamlike succession of scenes depicting various aspects of proletarian experience in our time: from refugee migration, to the ubiquity of the gun; from the hunger that accompanies food product diversity, to the daily experience of factory workers, the rebellion of prisoners, and the adoration of the sun. “Faust 3″ himself is played by a small hand-puppet, darting between the hopper and the spout of a giant grain mill. A phalanx of black folding chairs menaces the masses with its resolutions of pity. The arms of a giant blue embracing puppet fill the stage. Lubberland choral dancers hop, wiggle, and whistle. And a purple brass band arrives to jitter levity into the feet of the population.
After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.
The Bread and Puppet Fight-Against-The-End-Of-The-World String Band will welcome the public.

TICKETS: $10-25 sliding scale at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information call Heartbeet at 802-472-3285

Jam Session @ 2nd Congregational Church
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Palaver Strings – Simple Gifts @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Palaver Strings

In tumultuous times throughout history, the value of the arts has been called into question. Even as artists, we often doubt ourselves and the worth we bring to society. Yet we know that in our field, we follow our own rules; we are not bound to tell linear or concrete stories. We have the freedom and the responsibility, to think for ourselves and push the boundaries of public thought.

As we embark on our tour through a divided country, we ask ourselves what we have to bring to communities as artists. Classical music is so often called irrelevant, its concert-hall audiences out of touch with the rest of modern society. At its best, though, this music has the power to transcend time and place.

On Palaver Strings’ tour Simple Gifts, we will perform classical masterworks and folk melodies alike, framed by words from American poets, artists, historical figures, and current visionaries. Letting music take over where words fall short, we invite you to join us in a shared musical experience. As music gives us a time and place to reflect, we hope to bring communities closer together: made stronger by their diversity, wiser through dialogue, and more compassionate through shared experience. Palaver Strings’ simple gift is music.


Friends and Family Day 2017 @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Join us for food, friends, and fun at the 17th Annual Friends and Family Day!
Bluegrass music by Ben Slotnick and Friends
Wood-fired pizza by NOFA-VT and Positive Pie
Contact or (802)472-3285 for more about this fun day!

Dr. Temple Grandin at Heartbeet @ Heartbeet Community Center
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. Temple Grandin at Heartbeet @ Heartbeet Community Center | Hardwick | Vermont | United States

Sterling College is pleased to bring Dr. Temple Grandin to Heartbeet Lifesharing for a free evening talk for the Northeast Kingdom community while she is in Craftsbury Common teaching at the School of the New American Farmstead. Please join us on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center in Hardwick, VT for a talk about the pressing issues facing community members with disabilities in a rural, farming culture. While in Vermont, Dr. Grandin will teach a course on Holistic Livestock Husbandry as well as offer a guest lecture in The School of the New American Farmstead course Ethical Slaughter and Butchery. The School of the New American Farmstead provides a variety of workshops, classes, and certifications that will inspire, offer marketable skills, and work to provide new perspectives on integrated, community-centered farming and food production. To learn more about the classes that she is teaching by visiting

To learn more about Temple Grandin’s talk at Heartbeet, please contact Heartbeet Lifesharing at 802-472-3285 or

To learn more about The School of the New American Farmstead and the courses Dr. Grandin is teaching at Sterling College please contact

*Talk begins at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm

Time to Rise – Heartbeet Conference 2017 @ Heartbeet Lifesharing
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 8:00 am




Make sure to mark your calendars for the Heartbeet Conference this September 21st – 23rd! We are so excited to be able to welcome amazing presenters from across the globe including Chris Schaefer, Guy Alma, Nathaniel Williams, Tom Meskell, Kristin Crowley and Angie Foster, Sherry Wildfeuer, Leah Walker, Michael Steinrueck, and Abraham Entin, not to mention an amazing contra dance on Saturday night in the new Heartbeet Community Center!

Make sure you register now to ensure you can attend this amazing event, space is limited!

More information and registration link at:

Check out our Facebook Event!

We look forward to seeing you at Heartbeet in the Fall!




Freeing Potential – HANDLE Intensive Levels 1 & 2 @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day
Yoga with Sophia Barsalow @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for Yoga with Sophia. All levels are welcome. We have mats, blocks and straps. $5.00 donation is suggested.

WonderArts and Heartbeet presents “SWIM TEAM” @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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A coming-of-age story that shows how sports transcend disabilities. This film chronicles the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of three young athletes with autism, and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community.

Yoga with Sophia Barsalow @ Heartbeet Lifesharing Community Center
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us for Yoga with Sophia. All levels are welcome. We have mats, blocks and straps. $5.00 donation is suggested.