Upcoming Events

Through June 30: Free Admission for Montpelier Residents to The Vermont History Museum. Come explore the history of your community and your state in our award-winning, hands-on exhibit. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., Montpelier. Free. 828-2291. vermonthistory.org.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 18

The Good Beginnings’ Nest Winter Warming Party. Help warm up our parent resource center for the winter season and check out our new interior. Free chili lunch and gingerbread people decorating. Noon–2 p.m. Good Beginnings, 174 River St., Montpelier. Free. 595-7953. programs@goodbeginningscentralvt.org. www.facebook.com/events/361713274006435/

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Agency of Administration update. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center Building, 89 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. gmcboard.vermont.gov.

Brain Injury Support Group. Open to all survivors, caregivers and adult family members. Third Thurs., 1:30–2:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 244-6850.

Diabetes Discussion Group. Focus on self-management. Open to anyone with diabetes and their families. Third Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Health Center, Plainfield. Free. Don 322-6600 or dgrabowski@the-health-center.org.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. Monthly group for people affected by a suicide death. Third Thurs., 6–7:30 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, conference rm. 1, Fisher Rd., Berlin. 223-0924. calakel@comcast.com.afsp.org.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. Child care provided. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. 476-1480.

Songwriters’ Meeting. Meeting of the Northern VT/NH chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Bring copies of your work. Third Thurs., 6:45 p.m. Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury. John, 633-2204.

Song Circle:  Community Sing-A-Long with Rich and Laura Atkinson. (Rescheduled from Dec. 10.) A singing background is not necessary and song books will be provided. A variety of instruments are used to accompany the singers. Musicians are welcome to bring their instrument. 6:45 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 19

CVCOA Chats. Questions about health insurance or other senior services? Sarah Willhoit, information and assistance specialist with Central Vermont Council on Aging, is available by appointment. 9 a.m.–noon. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free Call Sarah to set up an appointment: 479-4400.

Technology Assistance. All seniors are invited to drop-in for free technology assistance provided by a local student. 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

United Healthcare Presentation on Medicare Options. 1–2:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Fourth annual Fresh Tracks Holiday Party. Mulled Dog River red wine, plates of assorted artisan cheeses and chocolates prepared by the Northfield Falls General Store, The Ira Friedman Jazz Trio. 5–8 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. Free. 223-1151. freshtracksfarm.com.

Qi Gong for Strong Winter Immune System. Samuel Hendrick offers simple tricks to align the mind-body system. 6–7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutter Way, Montpelier. Free. Register: 223-8000 ext. 202.

Orchard Valley’s Winter Solstice Celebration. Join the celebration at this highlight of the holiday season, Orchard Valley-style! An evening of song, theater and revelry. 6–8:30 p.m. Montpelier High School auditorium, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. Free. 456-7400. ovws.org.

Gifts for Giving at Red Hen. Join Red Hen Baking, The Mud Studio, Nutty Steph’s, Ann’s Weavery, Heise Metal Sculpture and MiddleGround Florist to celebrate the season of giving. Meet the folks behind our products, sample our favorite holiday wines, ciders and foods. Enjoy discounts on all items in our shop. 6–9 p.m. Red Hen Café, 961 U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 20

Christmas Bird Count. 54th annual count covers parts of Montpelier, East Montpelier, Barre, Plainfield and Calais. Join in, no experience needed. Call North Branch Nature Center for more information: 229-6206.

AfroJazz and Yoga Workout. African/Caribbean and jazz inspired moves, yoga, hand weights and floor work. Easy to follow and adaptable. 9–10:30 a.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

Additional Recyclables Collection Center. Accepting scores of hard-to-recycle items. Third Sat., 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 540 N. Main St. (old Times-Argus building), Barre. $1 per carload. 229-9383 x106. For list of accepted items, go to cvswmd.org/arcc-additional-recyclables-collection-center.html.

Christmas Craft Bazaar. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Rte. 14, Williamstown (beside Pump & Pantry). 477-2122. juliechubaka@aol.com.

Magic: The Gathering Tournament. An informal tournament every first and third Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Aldrich Library, Teen Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free. 476-7550. aldrichlibrary@gmail.com. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Capital City Indoor Farmers Market. Featuring over 30 farmers, food producers and craftspeople. Music by Jairo Sequeira. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com. capitalcityfarmersmarket.com.

Holiday with the Animals. Fun, family-friendly holiday party with food and festivities. Activities and animal-related crafts for all ages. With special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus. Please bring donations to help spread good cheer to shelter animals and be entered to win door prizes. See website for wish list. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Central Vermont Humane Society, 1589 VT Rte. 14 S., E. Montpelier. For full wish list: cvhumane.com. 476-3811. events@cvhumane.com.

Kids Creating Music. With Bob Brookens. Kids aged 18 months to 4 years old love learning to play instruments, as well as singing and dancing with Bob! 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Author Reading: Carol L. Noyes. “Coming Full Circle: One Woman’s Journey through Spiritual Crisis.” 10:30 a.m.–noon. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 21

Christmas Craft Bazaar. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Rte. 14, Williamstown (beside Pump & Pantry). 477-2122. juliechubaka@aol.com.

Old Meeting House Christmas Pageant. Annual Christmas pageant with live animals. Join us for this beautiful pageant and story of Christmas. 9:30–10:30 a.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. Free. 229-9593. oldmeetinghouse.org.

Skating with Frosty The Snowman. Celebrate winter with an afternoon of family fun ice skating. Frosty the Snowman will be making a special appearance. Hot chocolate, cookie decorating and family fun. 1–4 p.m. Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center, 268 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier. $6. Skate rental, if needed, is $5. 225-8699. jennyb@mpsvt.org. 225-8699.

Families of Color. Open to all. Play, eat and discuss issues of adoption, race and multiculturalism. Bring snacks and games to share; dress for the weather. Third Sun., 3–5 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Alyson 439-6096 or alyson@suncatchervt.com.

Winter Solstice Celebration. Potluck, storytelling, bonfire, fireworks and lots of fun. 4 p.m. AllTogetherNow! 170 Cherry Tree Hill Rd., E. Montpelier. alltogethernowvt.org.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 22

Treat the Common Cold with Chinese Medicine. Joshua Singer shares tools to reduce occurrence and to help colds go away more quickly. 6–7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. Free. Register: 223-8000 ext. 202.

Monthly Book Group for Adults. Join us for the Jaquith book group. For copies of the book, please stop by the library. New members are always welcome. Fourth Mon., 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

NAMI Vermont Family Support Group. Support group for families and friends of individuals living with mental illness. Fourth Mon., 7 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, room 3, Berlin. 800-639-6480 or namivt.org.

Crafting Peace, Feeding Syrian Refugees. A peace and love themed craft night. $15 donation covers all materials. All proceeds will go to the United Nations World Food Programme in an effort to help them continue their aid to Syrian refugees. We will celebrate the completion of the crafts by hanging them all around Montpelier in a Crafting Peace art show, and we will be auctioning off the artwork with all money from the sales going to the World Food Programme. 8 p.m. Charlie O’s World Famous, 70 Main St., Montpelier. $15

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 23

Medicare and You Workshop. New to Medicare? Have questions? We have answers. Second and fourth Tues., 3–4:30 p.m. 59 N. Main St., Ste. 200, Barre. Free, donations gratefully accepted. 479-0531. cvcoa@cvcoa.org. cvcoa.org.

AfroJazz and Yoga Workout. African/Caribbean and jazz inspired moves, yoga, hand weights and floor work. Easy to follow and adaptable. 5:15–6:45 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24

Foot Clinic. Keep your feet healthy and strong.Call CVHHH a morning appointment and they will tell you what to bring with you: 223-1878. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. Cash or check made out to CVHHH for $15. 

Refreshing Vinyasa Yoga. Enjoy a yogic practice on the eve of christmas to unwind and appreciate the life you have been given. Noon–1:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

Christmas Mass at St. Augustine’s Church. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. St. Augustine’s Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-5285.

Christmas Masses at St. Monica’s Church. Mass 4 p.m and 6:30 p.m..; Christmas pageant 6 p.m.; Christmas concert with 45 voice choir, flutes, trumpets, bells and drums 11 p.m.; midnight mass 12 a.m. St. Monica’s Church, 79 Summer St., Barre. 479-3253.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Services. Family 5 p.m.; traditional 7:30 p.m. The Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. 229-9593. oldmeetinghouse.org.

THURSDAY, DEC. 25

Christmas Day Masses at St. Monica’s Church. 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. St. Monica’s Church, 79 Summer St., Barre. 479-3253.

Christmas Mass at North American Martyrs Parish. 9 a.m. North American Martyrs Parish, Rte. 2, Marshfield. 223-5285.

Christmas Mass at St. Augustine’s Church. 10 a.m. St. Augustine’s Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-5285.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 26

Friday Night Group. For youth age 13–22 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Pizza, soft drinks and conversation. Cofacilitated by two trained, adult volunteers from Outright VT. Second and fourth Fri., 6:30–8 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-7035. Micah@OutrightVT.org. 

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 27

Snowshoe Elmore with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. Appoximately 4.5 miles. Hike or snowshoe the Mt. Elmore loop trail. Bring water and lunch. 10 a.m. Meet at Worcester Town Hall, 20 Worcester Village Rd., Worcester. Weather and snow conditions may change time and location. Kathy or John: 229-0725.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 29

Bootcamp for Dancers. Intermediate/Advanced. A class of technical drill with a focus on developing, honing and strengthening proper alignment, extension and movement applicable to ballet, modern and jazz. 3–4:45 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 30

AfroJazz and Yoga Workout. African/Caribbean and jazz inspired moves, yoga, hand weights and floor work. Easy to follow and adaptable. 5:15–6:45 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31

Refreshing Vinyasa Yoga. Enjoy a yogic practice on the eve of the new year. Set an intention and celebrate! Noon–1:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

Central Vermont Runner’s Club annual New Year’s Eve 5K Road Race. Part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in downtown Montpelier planned by Montpelier Alive. Registration 12:30 p.m. at the Pavilion Building, 109 State St., Montpelier. Race begins 2 p.m. on Court St. near the Pavilion Building.

New Year’s Eve at Bethany! Fun activities for kids —make celebratory hats and noisemakers 3–4:30 p.m.; ham dinner 5–6:30 p.m.; Hearts & Souls concert featuring Mark LeGrand, Sarah Munro, Denise Ricker, Skip Potter, Doug Little and Arthur Zorn 7 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Kids activities are free. Tickets for dinner and concert: $30 at door; $25 advance. Advance tickets available at Bethany Church office, 9 a.m.–noon on weekdays. 622-0376. arthurzorn@hotmail.com.

Marko the Magician at Montpelier High School. Marko will entertain the audience with hypnosis and magic. Part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in downtown Montpelier planned by Montpelier Alive. Two shows: 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. Adults $5; children ages 5 and under free. Tickets: eventbrite.com or Montpelier Alive Facebook event page. Tickets also available at the door.

Fireworks Show. Part of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in downtown Montpelier planned by Montpelier Alive. 7:30 p.m. State House Lawn.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Montpelier City Hall. Hosted by blues singer/songwriter Dave Keller. Featuring The Dave Keller Band, Starline Rhythm Boys and special surprise musical guests. Drinks from Three Penny Taproom, food from Mad Taco, free champagne toast, countdown and disco ball drop at midnight, portraits by Middle Gray Group, classic soul and R&B spinning between sets, dance contests, door prizes and a Wall of Wishes to raise money for local charities. Fine attire suggested but not required. All ages welcome. Doors open 7:30 p.m.; Starline Rhythm Boys 8–9:30 p.m.; The Dave Keller Band 10 p.m.–1 a.m. Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at door; free for children 17 and under. Advance tickets available at lostnationtheater.org and Capitol Stationers. 229-2737. info@davekeller.com. davekeller.com.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 2

Death Café. Group discussion about death with no agenda, objectives or themes. First Fri., 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. Bring your own lunch or eat at the center for $4. 223-3322.

Bootcamp for Dancers. Intermediate/advanced. A class of technical drill with a focus on developing, honing and strengthening proper alignment, extension and movement applicable to ballet, modern and jazz. 5–6:15 p.m. Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St., Montpelier. $16. 229-4676. cdandfs.com.

Author Readings at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Clint McCown, MFA in writing (fiction) faculty member and author of “Haints,” Leslie Ullman, MFA in writing (poetry) faculty member and author of “Progress on the Subject of Immensity,” and Stephen Dunn, visiting poet and author of “Different Hours.” 7–8:15 p.m. VCFA, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. vcfa.edu/writing.

Coffeehouse. Enjoy live music and share your own. Fellowship, potluck snacks and beverages. First Fri., 7–9 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier (park and enter at rear). Free. 244-5191, 472-8297 or rawilburjr@comcast.net.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 3

National Federation of the Blind, Montpelier Chapter. First Sat. Lane Shops community room, 1 Mechanic St., Montpelier. 229-0093.

Magic: The Gathering Tournament. An informal tournament every first and third Sat., 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Aldrich Library, Teen Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free. 476-7550. aldrichlibrary@gmail.com. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Capital City Indoor Farmers Market. Featuring over 30 farmers, food producers and craftspeople. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com.

Osteoporosis Education and Support Group. For those who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, have a family member who has been diagnosed or want to learn about osteoporosis. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. First Sat., 1–3 p.m. Community National Bank, Community Room, Crawford Rd., Derby. 535-2011. mary@betterbonesnek.org. betterbonesneK.org.

Author Readings at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Karin Gottshall, visiting alumni poet and author of “The River Won’t Hold You,” Barbara Hurd, MFA in writing faculty member (creative nonfiction) and author of “Stepping Into The Same River Twice.” 7–8 p.m. VCFA, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. vcfa.edu/writing.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 4

Crafting with Old Clothes. With Morgaine Bell.Turn t-shirts, sweatpants, and other unused apparel into something new and useful. 1–3 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free; open to the public. 476-7550. Jeanne@aldrichpubliclibrary.org. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Author Readings at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Refael Paul Arenson, graduating fiction writer, and Iztok Osojnik, visiting poet/fiction/creative nonfiction writer and author of Elsewhere. 7:30–8:30 p.m. VCFA, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. http://vcfa.edu/writing.

 

MONDAY, JAN. 5

Pottery Class at the Mud Studio. Wheel throwing and handbuilding classes for all skill levels. Mud Studio, 961 Rte. 2, Middlesex. Call for class fee and registration information: 224-7000. themudstudio.com. (See classified listing on p. 23.)

Parent Meet-Up. Come meet other parents, share information and chat over light snacks, coffee and tea. First Mon., 10–11:30 a.m. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. mamasayszine@gmail.com.

Senior Cohousing – Aging in Community. Presentation and conversation on senior cohousing. 6–7:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 477-2616.

Classic Book Club. New members always welcome. Most first Mon., 6–8 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St. (Rte. 2), Plainfield. Free. 454-8504. cutlerlibrary.org/resources/bookclub.

Author Readings at Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Richard Jackson, MFA in writing faculty member (poetry) and author of “Retrievals,” and Sigrid Nunez, visiting fiction writer and author of “Salvation City.” 7–8 p.m. VCFA, College Hall Chapel, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. vcfa.edu/writing.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 6

ADA Advisory Committee Meeting. First Tues. City manager’s conference room, City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. 223-9502.

Library Book Delivery Service. First and third Tues., 1 p.m. See sign-up sheet near office for more info. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.

Women’s Circle. Women and mothers discuss motherhood, family life and women’s health. Hosted by midwives Chelsea Hastings and Hannah Allen. First Tues., 6–8 p.m. Emerge Midwifery and Family Health, 174 River St., Montpelier.

 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7

Bereavement/Grief Support Group. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 10–11:30 a.m. Conference Center.  600 Granger Road, Berlin. Free. 223-1878.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. First Wed., 10 a.m.–Noon. Barre Presbyterian Church, Summer St. 476-1480.

Cancer Support Group. First Wed., 6 p.m. Potluck. For location, call Carole Mac-Intyre 229-5931.

U-32 School Board Meeting. Open to the public and community members are always welcome to attend. 6 p.m. U-32, Rm. 131, 930 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier. 229-0321.

Montpelier School Board Meeting. 7 p.m. Montpelier High School library, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. 225-8000.

The White Mountain Huts. Dartmouth professor Allen Koop explains the Appalachian Mountain Club’s hut system in New Hampshire, and how the huts and their people have formed a society with its own history, traditions and legends. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. 7–8:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Free. 748-8291.

On Thin Ice: Climate Change in the Cryosphere.  Pam Pearson, director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, will discuss changes in the globe’s regions of ice and snow. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org. vermont humanities.org.

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 8

Deep Energy Efficiency for the Zero Energy Home. Examination of opportunities for and cost-effectiveness of achieving efficiency improvements in Vermont homes. This event is part of a series of workshops for residents and businesses on how we can each move toward Net Zero, hosted by the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee in partnership with Efficiency Vermont. 6:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-3559. tshea@nationallifegroup.com. eanvt.org/net-zero-montpelier/

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 9

Technology Assistance. All seniors are invited to drop-in for free technology assistance provided by a local student. 10:45–11:45 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Perfect Pairing with Vermont Salumi. Join Vermont Salumi in the tasting room for free samples of cured “Pepe” Salumi paired with complementary samples of wine. 5:30 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. Free. 223-1151. freshtracksfarm.com.

Introduction to Massage for Couples. Learn massage techniques, which include tapping, reflexology, and massage for the head and neck that will relax and rejuvenate your partner. This is a “clothes on” workshop. 6–7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. Free; donations welcome. Register: 223-8000 ext. 202.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

Young Adventurers Club Outing. YAC is a Green Mountain Club group helping parents and kids get outdoors together. Easy. Contact Lexi at 229-9810 or Mike at 223-8493 for trip location, details and meeting time and place.

Cross-Country Ski Craftsbury with Green Mountain Club. Craftsbury Nordic Center. All abilities. Various distances. Trail fee. Call Mary G. at 622-0585 or Mary S. at 505-0603 for meeting time and place.

Stone Wall Winter Workshops. Learn the basic techniques for building dry-laid stone walls with a special focus on stone native to Vermont. Workshop dates: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 7 and 21, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Workshops held at Red Wagon Plants, 2408 Shelburne Farms Rd., Hinesburg. $100. Space is limited. For complete schedule and to register contact Queen City Soil & Stone: 318-2411, queencitysoilandstone.com. (See our ad on p. 6.)

Quick Books Training. With Elizia Meskill, CPA from Davis & Hodgdon Associates. Free QuickBooks training for small businesses. 9 a.m.–noon. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Free. Mandatory to call or email to enroll. Laura: 477-5176 or lsudhoff@capstonevt.org. Margaret: 477-5214 or mferguson@capstonevt.org.