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  • Talking about racism and building empathy with young children

    Talking about racism and building empathy with young children

    18:30
    2016/12/01
    Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT, United States
    Greensboro Free Library, Greensboro, VT, United States
    What: Open discussion for parents and educators: Talking about racism and building empathy with young children
    Where: The Greensboro Free Library
    When: December 1st, 6:30pm
    Free and open to the public. Childcare available, please RSVP to rosecheney@yahoo.com if you plan to bring kids.
    Parents, grandparents, educators, and concerned community members are invited to an open discussion about how to address issues of racism and oppression, and how to build empathy with young children.  We will meet Thursday, December 1st at 6:30pm at the Greensboro Free Library.  This will be a place to discuss concerns, swap ideas, share resources, and listen openly to each other.
    Childcare is available upon request. Please RSVP to rosecheney@yahoo.com if you plan to bring kids.
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  • Vermont Author Willem Lange

    Vermont Author Willem Lange

    16:00
    2016/12/02
    Stowe Free Library, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States
    Stowe Free Library, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    The Friends of the Stowe Free Library are proud to present Vermont Author Willem Lange in a book reading of his children’s classic, “Favor Johnson”, a heart warming holiday tale that has been a Vermont Public Radio favorite for twenty five years. Join us for this FREE family event that shares an important message of neighborliness and generosity in a Vermont village. This prelude to the Stowe Christmas Festivities takes place on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4pm in the Community Room of the Stowe Free Library, 90 Pond St., Stowe. 

     

    Copies of this book will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be provided.” 

  • Designing Perennial Polycultures

    Designing Perennial Polycultures

    18:00-19:30
    2016/12/02
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

    with Aaron Guman & Graham Unangst-Rufenacht of Walking Onion LLC & Robinson Hill Beef

    Learn guidelines for creating successful combinations of plants. Animals in polycultures will be touched on. We will explore working examples from around temperate regions, and get familiar with patterns and resources to aid you in designing your own. Free.

    6–7:30 p.m.

    Hunger Mountain Coop

  • Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

    Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

    18:00
    2016/12/02
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Art and Author Night: Veins of Gold

    Friday, December 2

    6 p.m. Art Opening with artist Suki Ka’Pinao White

    7 p.m. Author Sandra Erickson will read her poems

    Inspired by my husband’s recent open heart surgery~ a visual exploration of what connects us to our roots and to each other by re- imagining the veins that carry our life’s blood into re-routed golden inner rivers of energy where we are given a chance to become the best of ourselves by magic + connection + transformation. Refreshments will be served.

    Jaquith Public Library, Marshfield

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  • Annual Holiday Fair – Unitarian Church of Montpelier

    Annual Holiday Fair – Unitarian Church of Montpelier

    09:00-14:00
    2016/12/03
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am- 2 pm.

    Holiday decor, treats, fresh decorated wreaths highlight the annual holiday event of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Coffee & sweets 9-11; lunch 11-2. Quilt raffle, live music, fresh pecans, baked goods, new & nearly new gift items, plants, jewelry, children’s books and toys–gifts for everyone on your list. 130 Main Street, Montpelier. Free and open to the public. Contact Barbara at 225-6373.

  • Calais Holiday Craft Fair

    Calais Holiday Craft Fair

    09:30-15:30
    2016/12/03
    Maple Corner Community Center, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States
    Maple Corner Community Center, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

    This festive craft fair offers our best local artisans’ crafts and art. Delicious food available for a most enjoyable shop. For information: 229-6861

    9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Maple Corner Community Center

  • Peacham Corner Guild Bake Sale

    Peacham Corner Guild Bake Sale

    10:00-17:00
    2016/12/03
    643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT, United States
    643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT, United States

    Homebaked items along with unique handcrafted gifts, small antiques, specialty foods, ornaments. Saturday December 3, 10-5, 643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham.

  • Capital City Winter Market

    Capital City Winter Market

    10:00-14:00
    2016/12/03
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    The Capital City Farmers Market is now downtown all season long! Markets will be held on the first and third Saturday each month, December through April. The first market is December 3rd at City Hall. Featuring seasonal produce, local meats and cheeses, hot food, and handmade crafts from central Vermont. Patti Casey kicks off our first week of live music in December.

    Time: December 3rd, 17th / January 7th, 21st : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Location: Montpelier City Hall  

    For More Information: Ashton Kirol 793-8347  manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

  • (Not your mother’s) Christmas Bazaar

    (Not your mother’s) Christmas Bazaar

    10:00-16:00
    2016/12/03
    39 Washington St, Barre, VT, United States
    39 Washington St, Barre, VT, United States

    Local crafts including Beth Mueller Studio pottery; homemade pies; Silent Auction and much more!

    10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    39 Washington Street, Barre

    Every year Good Shepherd serves over 7,000 meals to the homeless and low income residents of Barre. The Christmas Bazaar helps us engage this project and more to benefit our community.

    476-3929

    goodshep@sover.net

     

  • More events
    • Annual Holiday Fair - Unitarian Church of Montpelier
      Annual Holiday Fair - Unitarian Church of Montpelier
      09:00-14:00
      2016/12/03
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am- 2 pm.

      Holiday decor, treats, fresh decorated wreaths highlight the annual holiday event of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Coffee & sweets 9-11; lunch 11-2. Quilt raffle, live music, fresh pecans, baked goods, new & nearly new gift items, plants, jewelry, children’s books and toys–gifts for everyone on your list. 130 Main Street, Montpelier. Free and open to the public. Contact Barbara at 225-6373.

    • Calais Holiday Craft Fair
      Calais Holiday Craft Fair
      09:30-15:30
      2016/12/03
      Maple Corner Community Center, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States
      Maple Corner Community Center, West County Road, Calais, VT, United States

      This festive craft fair offers our best local artisans’ crafts and art. Delicious food available for a most enjoyable shop. For information: 229-6861

      9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

      Maple Corner Community Center

    • Peacham Corner Guild Bake Sale
      Peacham Corner Guild Bake Sale
      10:00-17:00
      2016/12/03
      643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT, United States
      643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham, VT, United States

      Homebaked items along with unique handcrafted gifts, small antiques, specialty foods, ornaments. Saturday December 3, 10-5, 643 Bayley Hazen Road, Peacham.

    • Capital City Winter Market
      Capital City Winter Market
      10:00-14:00
      2016/12/03
      Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      The Capital City Farmers Market is now downtown all season long! Markets will be held on the first and third Saturday each month, December through April. The first market is December 3rd at City Hall. Featuring seasonal produce, local meats and cheeses, hot food, and handmade crafts from central Vermont. Patti Casey kicks off our first week of live music in December.

      Time: December 3rd, 17th / January 7th, 21st : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

      Location: Montpelier City Hall  

      For More Information: Ashton Kirol 793-8347  manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

    • (Not your mother's) Christmas Bazaar
      (Not your mother's) Christmas Bazaar
      10:00-16:00
      2016/12/03
      39 Washington St, Barre, VT, United States
      39 Washington St, Barre, VT, United States

      Local crafts including Beth Mueller Studio pottery; homemade pies; Silent Auction and much more!

      10 a.m.–4 p.m.

      39 Washington Street, Barre

      Every year Good Shepherd serves over 7,000 meals to the homeless and low income residents of Barre. The Christmas Bazaar helps us engage this project and more to benefit our community.

      476-3929

      goodshep@sover.net

       

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  • Barre Antiques Market

    Barre Antiques Market

    09:00-15:00
    2016/12/04
    Old Labor Hall National Historic Landmark, Granite Street, Barre, VT, United States
    Old Labor Hall National Historic Landmark, Granite Street, Barre, VT, United States
    BARRE ANTIQUES MARKET: This indoor Antiques Market brought to you by Vermont Antique and Unique to benefit The Vermont Center for Independent Living will be held at The Old Labor Hall 46 Granite Street in Barre, VT. Catered by Anne Adams Finnegan.
    The following is a listing of all dates we will be running this Antiques market: November 20th, December 4th, December 11th, December 18th, January 1st, January 15th, February 5th, February 19th, March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd, April 16th, April 30th
    The hours of operation and set-up will go as follows: Dealers can set-up beginning at 7am, doors will be open to early buyers starting at 8am. General admission will begin at 9am and the doors will close to the public at 2pm. Vendors will be required to pack up and leave by 3pm
    All of the door/admittance fees will be going to the Vermont Center for Independent Living in Montpelier Vermont. To learn more about this organization please visit their website at: 
    http://www.vcil.org/
    Or call them directly at 1(800) 639-1522
    A representative from VCIL will be present at each event.
    Early buyers will be charged a $5.00 admission 
    General admission after 9am until 2pm will be $2.00 per person, for children 12 years of age and under there will be no charge.
    This building is Handicap accessible
    We will have up to 25 vendor spots at $25 per spot. Some eight foot tables will be available but it is suggested that you bring your own. The spaces are limited for vendors so please if you would like to set up – RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY by calling (802) 622-0919. We ask that Vendors stay for the duration of the event and do not begin packing until 1:30 pm. If you do need to leave before the scheduled time please let us know, otherwise we may ask you to not return.
    Please contact us if you have any additional questions (802)622-0919. Thank you.
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony sponsored by Barre Elks

    Flag Retirement Ceremony sponsored by Barre Elks

    14:00
    2016/12/04

    Barre Elks Lodge 1535 will be hosting an American Flag Retirement Ceremony on December 4th at 2 p.m.   The ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to bring their tattered/torn flags to be properly retired. If you have a flag to be retired, and can’t attend the ceremony you may drop your flag off at the Barre Lodge.

    Flag Retirement Ceremony – The U.S. Flag Code states “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning”

  • Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!

    Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!

    15:00-16:30
    2016/12/04
    Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, High Street, Plainfield, VT, United States
    Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, High Street, Plainfield, VT, United States

    -a family dance for all ages

    -circle and line dances and singing games, all taught and called

    – live traditional music by Kenric Kite and friends

    -caller: Liz Benjamin

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 3-4:30 PM

    Plainfield Town Hall Opera House (accessible)                                                                                           in Plainfield village on Rt. 2

    Suggested donation: $5/$10 per family

    NO ONE turned away!

    http://dancesingandjumparound.weebly.com

    (see the website for how to make a tax-deductible donation!)

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  • Grief & Bereavement Support Group

    Grief & Bereavement Support Group

    18:00-19:30
    2016/12/05
    Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States
    Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States

    6–7:30 p.m.

    Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.

    The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

    Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration of the changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one. We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible. Groups meet in eight-session blocks.

    Any sharing that takes place in the group is to be kept within the group; no individual will criticize or make public judgments about the responses of another member of the group; and all members will be invited and given the opportunity to speak in the group if they choose.

    Free

    If you have questions about these support groups, contact Virginia Fry or Jean Semprebon at 802-223-1878.

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  • Acupuncture Talk & Clinic

    Acupuncture Talk & Clinic

    10:30-12:30
    2016/12/06
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Tues., December 6, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

    Free lectures; $10 treatment

    Jennifer Etheridge, licensed acupuncturist with Integrative Acupuncture will present on Acupressure for Headaches from 10:30-11am. This free lecture will be followed by an acupuncture clinic from 11am-12:30pm. Treatment  takes place in a group setting. Treatments are all auricular (outer ear) acupuncture and are 30 minutes each. Arrive by 12. No appointment necessary. Open to everyone 50+.

  • Happy, Healthy Holidays with Food as Medicine

    Happy, Healthy Holidays with Food as Medicine

    17:00-18:00
    2016/12/06
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

    with Lisa Mase’, Harmonized Cookery

    Learn about ingredient substitutions, cleansing meals, and immune-boosting soups that support healthy weight, immunity and digestion through the holiday season. Leave with recipes and ingredient substitution lists. $3 members/$5 nonmembers.

    5–6 p.m.

    Hunger Mountain Coop

  • Illumination Night at Vermont College of Fine Arts

    Illumination Night at Vermont College of Fine Arts

    17:30-19:30
    2016/12/06
    36 College St, Montpelier, VT, United States
    36 College St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Join VCFA staff and the community for Illumination Night on the College Green.

    5:30pm – Gather on the College Green

    5:45pm – A welcome from VCFA President Tom Greene, followed by the tree lighting

    5:50pm – Holiday carols

    6:00pm – Holiday refreshments in College Hall

    Free

    www.vcfa.edu

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  • Films with Rick Winston

    Films with Rick Winston

    12:30-14:30
    2016/12/07
    Savoy Theatre, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Savoy Theatre, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    During this series, Rick Winston will examine three films that captured everyday life in Northern Ireland during the violence-filled period known as “The Troubles.”

    Savoy Theater, Montpelier

    12:30-2:30 p.m.

    December 7 : Some Mother’s Son

    Starring Helen Mirren, this 1996 film tells the true story of the 1981 prison hunger strike.

    Next date: Dec. 14

    An Osher Lifelong Learning Program

    By donation

  • Jaquith Library Classic Film Series

    Jaquith Library Classic Film Series

    19:00
    2016/12/07
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Classic Film Series

    First Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

    Rick Winston will introduce each film, and afterwards will lead a discussion.

    December 7th: (1953) The Band Wagon. A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. Director: Vincente Minelli. Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, and Oscar Levant. For more info contact Tom Blachly at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net

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  • Climate Change and Tax Policy

    Climate Change and Tax Policy

    19:00
    2016/12/08
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Climate Change and Tax Policy

    Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

    State Representative Janet Ancel will speak about how tax policy can address climate change, focusing on a change last year in the fuel gross receipts tax and weatherization funding. Co-sponsored by the Marshfield Energy Committee and Jaquith Public Library

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  • Contra Dance

    Contra Dance

    20:00
    2016/12/09
    5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States
    5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT, United States

    CONTRA DANCE – December 9, 2016

    Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm at Shelburne Town Hall,  5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT.

    Music will be provided by Atlantic Crossing.

    Luke Donforth will be the caller.

    All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45.

    Admission is $9.00 adults. Under 12 free.

    Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

    Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7166

    Website: www.queencitycontras.org

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  • Planting Hope’s 23rd Solidarity Craft Fair

    Planting Hope’s 23rd Solidarity Craft Fair

    09:00-16:00
    2016/12/10
    Montpelier, VT, United States
    Montpelier, VT, United States

    2 venues, 35+ vendors

    Crafts, silent auction, homemade  lunch and desserts, kids book sale. Benefits Planting Hope’s projects in Nicaragua and Vermont. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier; Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. 778-0344. plantinghope.org.

  • Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

    Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

    09:00-16:00
    2016/12/10
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Shop for Vermont made holiday gifts at the booths of nearly 50 Vermont makers.

    Supports the Family Center of Washington County

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Montpelier City Hall

  • Downsizing Meeting

    Downsizing Meeting

    10:30-12:00
    2016/12/10
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Saturday, December 10

    Downsizing Meeting. Area residents interested in moving into smaller housing units now or in the next few years are invited to gather for presentations and discussion. Realtors Tim Heney and Lori Pinard Holt will talk about the current market, while other individuals will discuss possible new housing developments in Montpelier. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.
  • Is that Sapling a Son of a Beech or a Son of a Birch?

    Is that Sapling a Son of a Beech or a Son of a Birch?

    12:00
    2016/12/10
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Is that Sapling a Son of a Beech or a Son of a Birch?

    Saturday, December 10 at 12 p.m.

    Join Natural Marshfield for a winter tree identification walk with local expert Ed Jalbert. Co-sponsored by the Marshfield Conservation Commission and the Jaquith Public Library. This talk is part of a monthly series of walks and talks about the local environment with Vermont naturalists, usually on the third Thursdays but consult website schedule.

  • Santa Arrival & Cookie Decorating

    Santa Arrival & Cookie Decorating

    12:30-15:00
    2016/12/10
    89 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States
    89 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Santa Arrival & Cookie Decorating

    Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Holiday Cookie Decorating & Santa Arrives in the Capital City

    City Center, 89 Main Street, Montpelier

    Organized by Montpelier Alive

  • Family Day at Helen Day Art Center

    Family Day at Helen Day Art Center

    13:00-16:00
    2016/12/10
    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States
    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    Join the Helen Day Art Center for an afternoon full of sweet treats and seasonal art activities in conjunction with the Festival of Trees and Light exhibit. We’ll create holiday decorations, play dreidel games and decorate gingerbread houses with NECI students. It’s an afternoon not to be missed.

    1–4 p.m.

    Free

    http://www.helenday.com/education/family-events#Family_Day

  • More events
    • Planting Hope's 23rd Solidarity Craft Fair
      Planting Hope's 23rd Solidarity Craft Fair
      09:00-16:00
      2016/12/10
      Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier, VT, United States

      2 venues, 35+ vendors

      Crafts, silent auction, homemade  lunch and desserts, kids book sale. Benefits Planting Hope’s projects in Nicaragua and Vermont. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier; Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. 778-0344. plantinghope.org.

    • Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market
      Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market
      09:00-16:00
      2016/12/10
      Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Shop for Vermont made holiday gifts at the booths of nearly 50 Vermont makers.

      Supports the Family Center of Washington County

      9 a.m.–4 p.m.

      Montpelier City Hall

    • Downsizing Meeting
      Downsizing Meeting
      10:30-12:00
      2016/12/10
      Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Saturday, December 10

      Downsizing Meeting. Area residents interested in moving into smaller housing units now or in the next few years are invited to gather for presentations and discussion. Realtors Tim Heney and Lori Pinard Holt will talk about the current market, while other individuals will discuss possible new housing developments in Montpelier. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.
    • Is that Sapling a Son of a Beech or a Son of a Birch?
      Is that Sapling a Son of a Beech or a Son of a Birch?
      12:00
      2016/12/10
      Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
      Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

      Is that Sapling a Son of a Beech or a Son of a Birch?

      Saturday, December 10 at 12 p.m.

      Join Natural Marshfield for a winter tree identification walk with local expert Ed Jalbert. Co-sponsored by the Marshfield Conservation Commission and the Jaquith Public Library. This talk is part of a monthly series of walks and talks about the local environment with Vermont naturalists, usually on the third Thursdays but consult website schedule.

    • Santa Arrival & Cookie Decorating
      Santa Arrival & Cookie Decorating
      12:30-15:00
      2016/12/10
      89 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States
      89 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Santa Arrival & Cookie Decorating

      Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Holiday Cookie Decorating & Santa Arrives in the Capital City

      City Center, 89 Main Street, Montpelier

      Organized by Montpelier Alive

    • Family Day at Helen Day Art Center
      Family Day at Helen Day Art Center
      13:00-16:00
      2016/12/10
      Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States
      Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

      Join the Helen Day Art Center for an afternoon full of sweet treats and seasonal art activities in conjunction with the Festival of Trees and Light exhibit. We’ll create holiday decorations, play dreidel games and decorate gingerbread houses with NECI students. It’s an afternoon not to be missed.

      1–4 p.m.

      Free

      http://www.helenday.com/education/family-events#Family_Day

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  • Animal Allies” FIRST® LEGO® League

    Animal Allies” FIRST® LEGO® League

    08:00-17:00
    2016/12/11
    Norwich University, Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT, United States
    Norwich University, Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT, United States

    What: “Animal Allies” FIRST® LEGO® League “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds.

    When: Sunday, December 11, 2016.

    Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House

    Description: Free and open to the public – Spectators welcome and encouraged to attend! Norwich will again host a FIRST® LEGO® League “sports for the mind” robotics competition for 9- to 14-year-olds. This year teams solve problems of human-animal interactions and how we can help one another. Events are scheduled throughout the day, including campus visits. STEM-related exhibits begin after noon.

    Contact Information:
    FLL team
    Phone: 802.485.2256
    Email: FLL@norwich.edu

  • Barre Antiques Market

    Barre Antiques Market

    09:00-15:00
    2016/12/11
    Old Labor Hall National Historic Landmark, Granite Street, Barre, VT, United States
    Old Labor Hall National Historic Landmark, Granite Street, Barre, VT, United States
    BARRE ANTIQUES MARKET: This indoor Antiques Market brought to you by Vermont Antique and Unique to benefit The Vermont Center for Independent Living will be held at The Old Labor Hall 46 Granite Street in Barre, VT. Catered by Anne Adams Finnegan.
    The following is a listing of all dates we will be running this Antiques market: November 20th, December 4th, December 11th, December 18th, January 1st, January 15th, February 5th, February 19th, March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd, April 16th, April 30th
    The hours of operation and set-up will go as follows: Dealers can set-up beginning at 7am, doors will be open to early buyers starting at 8am. General admission will begin at 9am and the doors will close to the public at 2pm. Vendors will be required to pack up and leave by 3pm
    All of the door/admittance fees will be going to the Vermont Center for Independent Living in Montpelier Vermont. To learn more about this organization please visit their website at: 
    http://www.vcil.org/
    Or call them directly at 1(800) 639-1522
    A representative from VCIL will be present at each event.
    Early buyers will be charged a $5.00 admission 
    General admission after 9am until 2pm will be $2.00 per person, for children 12 years of age and under there will be no charge.
    This building is Handicap accessible
    We will have up to 25 vendor spots at $25 per spot. Some eight foot tables will be available but it is suggested that you bring your own. The spaces are limited for vendors so please if you would like to set up – RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY by calling (802) 622-0919. We ask that Vendors stay for the duration of the event and do not begin packing until 1:30 pm. If you do need to leave before the scheduled time please let us know, otherwise we may ask you to not return.
    Please contact us if you have any additional questions (802)622-0919. Thank you.
  • Sewing Sundays

    Sewing Sundays

    13:00-16:00
    2016/12/11
    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States
    Helen Day Art Center, Pond Street, Stowe, VT, United States

    Gather together to share new skills and sewing projects in community. Bring pants to mend, garments to alter, and sewing problems seeking solutions. No instruction — open sewing time. Sewing machines and basic notions provided. 1–4 p.m. Free

    http://www.helenday.com/education/adults#Sewing_Sundays

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  • Hike Snowshoe with Green Mountain Club

    Hike Snowshoe with Green Mountain Club

    19:00
    2016/12/12

    December 11, Sunday – Hike Snowshoe. Montpelier. Easy. Clear sky backup date: Monday, December 12. Evening snowshoe hike exploration of local trails by moonlight. Bring headlamp. Meet at 7:00 P.M. Contact Jill Aspinall, happy.jillaspinall@gmail.com for details and meeting place.

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  • The Somatics of Digestion

    The Somatics of Digestion

    18:30-19:30
    2016/12/13
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

    with Abbi Jaffe

    Nourish yourself deeply.  Bring your dinner to the classroom.  We will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the digestion system, meditate on desire, hunger, and being full, and we will cultivate a meditative eating practice. Free for members/$2 nonmembers.

    6:30–7:30 p.m.

    Hunger Mountain Coop

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  • Grief & Bereavement Support Group

    Grief & Bereavement Support Group

    10:00-11:30
    2016/12/14
    Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States
    Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States

    10–11:30 a.m.

    Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.

    The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

    Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration of the changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one. We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible. Groups meet in eight-session blocks.

    Any sharing that takes place in the group is to be kept within the group; no individual will criticize or make public judgments about the responses of another member of the group; and all members will be invited and given the opportunity to speak in the group if they choose.

    Free

    If you have questions about these support groups, contact Virginia Fry or Jean Semprebon at 802-223-1878.

  • Films with Rick Winston

    Films with Rick Winston

    12:30-14:30
    2016/12/14
    Savoy Theatre, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Savoy Theatre, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    During this series, Rick Winston will examine three films that captured everyday life in Northern Ireland during the violence-filled period known as “The Troubles.”

    Savoy Theater, Montpelier

    12:30-2:30 p.m.

    December 14 : Bloody Sunday

    This 2002 film recounts the stunning violence of 1972 that haunted the peace process for years.

    An Osher Lifelong Learning Program

    By donation

  • Intro to Embodied Mindfulness

    Intro to Embodied Mindfulness

    17:30-19:30
    2016/12/14
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

    with Christyn King, Yoga Teacher, Group Facilitator, CYT

    Be supported in meeting the fullness of your life and let the wisdom inside of you initiate the next step! Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy includes guided somatic meditation & basic yoga postures paired with self-inquiry & simple body-based mindfulness practices that you can easily integrate into your life. $8 members/$10 nonmembers.

    5:30–7:30 p.m.

    Hunger Mountain Coop

  • “Forget Your Troubles! Come On, Get Happy!”

    “Forget Your Troubles! Come On, Get Happy!”

    18:30-20:30
    2016/12/14
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Wed., December 14, 6:30-8:30pm

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

    Free; pre-registration required to 223-2518

    Bring your playfulness, a sense of fun, and a willingness to try something new. Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz will lead you through a series of interactive games that are designed to generate laughter while stimulating creative thinking.

  • Song Circle and Circle-songs with Heidi Wilson

    Song Circle and Circle-songs with Heidi Wilson

    18:45-20:15
    2016/12/14
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Song Circle and Circle-songs with Heidi Wilson

    Second Wednesdays starting on December 14 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

    We’ll start each evening with a sing-along Song Circle using Rise Up Singing, the great collection of folk songs  Then we’ll explore some circle singing:  lifting our voices in spontaneous harmony rich songs.  We’ll sing renditions of both traditional songs and fresh brand new songs that we create together as we explore how to turn a simple melody into a living, changing, multi-layered song.  All voices and ages welcome.

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    • Grief & Bereavement Support Group
      Grief & Bereavement Support Group
      10:00-11:30
      2016/12/14
      Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States
      Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States

      10–11:30 a.m.

      Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.

      The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

      Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration of the changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one. We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible. Groups meet in eight-session blocks.

      Any sharing that takes place in the group is to be kept within the group; no individual will criticize or make public judgments about the responses of another member of the group; and all members will be invited and given the opportunity to speak in the group if they choose.

      Free

      If you have questions about these support groups, contact Virginia Fry or Jean Semprebon at 802-223-1878.

    • Films with Rick Winston
      Films with Rick Winston
      12:30-14:30
      2016/12/14
      Savoy Theatre, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Savoy Theatre, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      During this series, Rick Winston will examine three films that captured everyday life in Northern Ireland during the violence-filled period known as “The Troubles.”

      Savoy Theater, Montpelier

      12:30-2:30 p.m.

      December 14 : Bloody Sunday

      This 2002 film recounts the stunning violence of 1972 that haunted the peace process for years.

      An Osher Lifelong Learning Program

      By donation

    • Intro to Embodied Mindfulness
      Intro to Embodied Mindfulness
      17:30-19:30
      2016/12/14
      Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

      with Christyn King, Yoga Teacher, Group Facilitator, CYT

      Be supported in meeting the fullness of your life and let the wisdom inside of you initiate the next step! Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy includes guided somatic meditation & basic yoga postures paired with self-inquiry & simple body-based mindfulness practices that you can easily integrate into your life. $8 members/$10 nonmembers.

      5:30–7:30 p.m.

      Hunger Mountain Coop

    • “Forget Your Troubles! Come On, Get Happy!”
      “Forget Your Troubles! Come On, Get Happy!”
      18:30-20:30
      2016/12/14
      Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
      Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Barre Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

      Wed., December 14, 6:30-8:30pm

      Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

      Free; pre-registration required to 223-2518

      Bring your playfulness, a sense of fun, and a willingness to try something new. Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz will lead you through a series of interactive games that are designed to generate laughter while stimulating creative thinking.

    • Song Circle and Circle-songs with Heidi Wilson
      Song Circle and Circle-songs with Heidi Wilson
      18:45-20:15
      2016/12/14
      Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
      Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

      Song Circle and Circle-songs with Heidi Wilson

      Second Wednesdays starting on December 14 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.

      We’ll start each evening with a sing-along Song Circle using Rise Up Singing, the great collection of folk songs  Then we’ll explore some circle singing:  lifting our voices in spontaneous harmony rich songs.  We’ll sing renditions of both traditional songs and fresh brand new songs that we create together as we explore how to turn a simple melody into a living, changing, multi-layered song.  All voices and ages welcome.

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  • Falling Away…

    Falling Away…

    18:00-19:30
    2016/12/15
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

    with Robert Kest, Ph.D.

    Moving beyond western constructs of self and psychotherapy. An exploration of mindfulness practice, psychotherapy, and unfolding. Free.

    6–7:30 p.m.

    Hunger Mountain Coop

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  • 56th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    56th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    All day
    2016/12/17

    Saturday, December 17, 2016
    Join us for the 56th annual Plainfield CBC! We’ll spend the day performing a census of our winter birds. The count circle includes parts of Plainfield, Calais, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Montpelier, and Barre. The day concludes with a potluck dinner.

    Other locations and contacts:                                                                                                    

    Mad River Valley/Northfield, December 16, contact Mad Birders at info@madbirders.org.

    Hunger Mountain, (NEW!), December 26, contact Zach Cota-Weaver at zcotaweaver@hotmail.com.

    Please call to register for afternoon and evening programs. 802-229-6206

    www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

  • Capital City Winter Market

    Capital City Winter Market

    10:00-14:00
    2016/12/17
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Montpelier City Hall, Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Featuring seasonal produce, local meats and cheeses, hot food, and handmade crafts from central Vermont.

    Time: December 3rd, 17th / January 7th, 21st : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Location: Montpelier City Hall  

    For More Information: Ashton Kirol 793-8347  manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

  • Soup-A-Thon

    Soup-A-Thon

    17:30-19:00
    2016/12/17
    35 Worcester Village Road, Worcester, VT, United States
    35 Worcester Village Road, Worcester, VT, United States

    Many varieties of delicious Soups-all you can eat. Desserts and drinks included. Benefits Worcester’s Meals on Wheels.

    5:30–7 p.m.

    Worcester Church Annex, 35 Worcester Village Road, Worcester

    $10 adults and $5 children 10 and under

    Questions, contact: Ruth Hovey-Sicely at 802-223-7961 or ruthsicely@aol.com

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  • Barre Antiques Market

    Barre Antiques Market

    09:00-15:00
    2016/12/18
    Old Labor Hall National Historic Landmark, Granite Street, Barre, VT, United States
    Old Labor Hall National Historic Landmark, Granite Street, Barre, VT, United States
    BARRE ANTIQUES MARKET: This indoor Antiques Market brought to you by Vermont Antique and Unique to benefit The Vermont Center for Independent Living will be held at The Old Labor Hall 46 Granite Street in Barre, VT. Catered by Anne Adams Finnegan.
    The following is a listing of all dates we will be running this Antiques market: November 20th, December 4th, December 11th, December 18th, January 1st, January 15th, February 5th, February 19th, March 5th, March 19th, April 2nd, April 16th, April 30th
    The hours of operation and set-up will go as follows: Dealers can set-up beginning at 7am, doors will be open to early buyers starting at 8am. General admission will begin at 9am and the doors will close to the public at 2pm. Vendors will be required to pack up and leave by 3pm
    All of the door/admittance fees will be going to the Vermont Center for Independent Living in Montpelier Vermont. To learn more about this organization please visit their website at: 
    http://www.vcil.org/
    Or call them directly at 1(800) 639-1522
    A representative from VCIL will be present at each event.
    Early buyers will be charged a $5.00 admission 
    General admission after 9am until 2pm will be $2.00 per person, for children 12 years of age and under there will be no charge.
    This building is Handicap accessible
    We will have up to 25 vendor spots at $25 per spot. Some eight foot tables will be available but it is suggested that you bring your own. The spaces are limited for vendors so please if you would like to set up – RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY by calling (802) 622-0919. We ask that Vendors stay for the duration of the event and do not begin packing until 1:30 pm. If you do need to leave before the scheduled time please let us know, otherwise we may ask you to not return.
    Please contact us if you have any additional questions (802)622-0919. Thank you.
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  • Holiday with the Animals

    Holiday with the Animals

    10:00-14:00
    2016/12/19
    Central Vermont Humane Society, Vermont 14, East Montpelier, VT, United States
    Central Vermont Humane Society, Vermont 14, East Montpelier, VT, United States
    Saturday, December 19, 2016
    10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Holiday with the Animals
    Central Vermont Humane Society
    1589 VT Route 14 S, East Montpelier, VT
    Spread holiday cheer to the shelter animals! Come to Central Vermont Humane Society’s Holiday with the Animals Party. Enjoy yummy treats to eat, fun activities, visiting with shelter animals and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus! Bring donations for the shelter animals so they can enjoy the holidays, too! Go to www.centralvermonthumane.org for the shelter wish list and more info.
  • Grief & Bereavement Support Group

    Grief & Bereavement Support Group

    18:00-19:30
    2016/12/19
    Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States
    Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Granger Road, Barre, VT, United States

    6–7:30 p.m.

    Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.

    The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

    Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration of the changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one. We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible. Groups meet in eight-session blocks.

    Any sharing that takes place in the group is to be kept within the group; no individual will criticize or make public judgments about the responses of another member of the group; and all members will be invited and given the opportunity to speak in the group if they choose.

    Free

    If you have questions about these support groups, contact Virginia Fry or Jean Semprebon at 802-223-1878.

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  • Moving Pictures: Films about Immigration

    Moving Pictures: Films about Immigration

    19:00
    2016/12/21
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Moving Pictures: Films about Immigration

    Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

    December 21: The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) Based on a true story; this film is a fine companion to November’s film, unfolding very near in place and time among the invaders. Its protagonist crosses territories of class, geography, gender and race.

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  • Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    09:30-11:30
    2016/12/27
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    December 27, 28 and 29

    9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Calling all young writers – Turn your story idea into a book!  We will meet for three sessions in this vacation week workshop to help develop writing skills, offer encouragement, brainstorm story ideas and offer gentle editing help.  Following the workshop, the books will be printed into softbound books for the writers to keep.  Suggested for young people ages 8-14.  Refreshments will be served!   All authors will be invited to participate in an upcoming Art and Author Night in January, celebrating the work of the talented young people in our community.  Pre-registration required and space is limited. Call the Jaquith Library at 802-426-3581 to register.

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  • Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    09:30-11:30
    2016/12/28
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    December 27, 28 and 29

    9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Calling all young writers – Turn your story idea into a book!  We will meet for three sessions in this vacation week workshop to help develop writing skills, offer encouragement, brainstorm story ideas and offer gentle editing help.  Following the workshop, the books will be printed into softbound books for the writers to keep.  Suggested for young people ages 8-14.  Refreshments will be served!   All authors will be invited to participate in an upcoming Art and Author Night in January, celebrating the work of the talented young people in our community.  Pre-registration required and space is limited. Call the Jaquith Library at 802-426-3581 to register.

  • Introduction to Tai Chi

    Introduction to Tai Chi

    17:00-18:00
    2016/12/28
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States
    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT, United States

    with Ellie Hayes, Tai Chi Instructor

    In this workshop you will receive an overview of the origins of Tai Chi and the lineage styles, learn some practical exercises to experience the essence of Tai Chi and learn about the teachers and classes available in Montpelier. Free.

    5–6 p.m.

    Hunger Mountain Coop

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  • Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    09:30-11:30
    2016/12/29
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States
    Jaquith Public Library, School Street, Marshfield, VT, United States

    Jaquith Young Writer’s Workshop

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    December 27, 28 and 29

    9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Calling all young writers – Turn your story idea into a book!  We will meet for three sessions in this vacation week workshop to help develop writing skills, offer encouragement, brainstorm story ideas and offer gentle editing help.  Following the workshop, the books will be printed into softbound books for the writers to keep.  Suggested for young people ages 8-14.  Refreshments will be served!   All authors will be invited to participate in an upcoming Art and Author Night in January, celebrating the work of the talented young people in our community.  Pre-registration required and space is limited. Call the Jaquith Library at 802-426-3581 to register.

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