Upcoming Events

SEPT. 11

Knitting Group Info. Sessions. New Knitting for Peace group, that will donate knitted items to those in need, is holding two organizational meetings. 10–11 a.m. and 6:30–7:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Vermont Health Connect. Vermont Health Connect navigators are available to answer questions about the Vermont Health Exchange. 4–6 p.m. Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

Prayer Meeting and Worship Service. Second and fourth Thurs. evening. Jabbok Encounter Ministries. 8 Daniel Dr., Barre. 479-0302.

Scams, Frauds and Identity Theft. Amy Schram from the Better Business Bureau will cover the most common scams currently circulating the community, the major red flags to watch out for and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim to identity theft. 6 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. Register: 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Book Talk and Signing: From Hurt to Joy. Sarah Gillen is a widely respected therapist, coach, speaker and author with over 30 years experience.  Her book From Hurt to Joy will help you release hurt and gain power over your past. 6:30 p.m.. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org. sarahgillen.com.

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism Open House. Curious about the family or clinical herbalist training program at VCIH? Interested in hearing more about their new herbal roots apprenticeship? Have your questions answered, meet faculty and current students and tour the school. 7 p.m. VCIH, 252 Main St., Montpelier. vtherbcenter.org.

SEPT. 12

Reminisce Group. Drop-in group for those over 70 who want an opportunity to talk about their early memories. 12:45–2:15 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free and open to all seniors. Mary Alice: 223-8140.

Celebrate the Opening of the Hap Hayward History Center. The Marshfield Historical Society invites you for an evening of fun, learning and remembering. 5–7 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Common, 2F, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581.

Wilkins Harley-Davidson Saddlebag Party. Cash bar cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner and dancing. Silent auction and giveaways throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. Ages 21+. 6 p.m. Barre Elks Club, 10 Jefferson St., Barre. Advanced tickets required: 476-6104 or barrie@wilkinsharley.com.

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.

SEPT. 13

O2X Summit Challenge at Sugarbush. First-of-a-kind mountain running experience unveils. Featuring multiple courses at each race venue for a variety of fitness levels. For more info. or to register: o2x.com/pages/sugarbush-challenge.

Country Craft Fair. 25 local crafters selling, displaying and demonstrating their crafts, all made in Vermont. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, 1168 County Rd., Montpelier. dawnlandpromotions.com.

Fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. Hosted by the American Legion Family Post 10. Play a hand in the motorcycle poker run 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; bbq, music and bake sale 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. American Legion Post 10, 320 N. Main St., Barre. 485-4641. jerrigwm@gmail.com.

Vermont Health Connect. Vermont Health Connect navigators are available to answer questions about the Vermont Health Exchange. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Capital City Farmers Market, State and Elm, Montpelier.

Montpelier Memory Café. Picnic with retired legendary Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee and Brian Gallagher, vice-president and general manager of the Mountaineers, Vermont’s own baseball team. Open to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, and their care partners. 11 a.m. Montpelier Recreation Field. Free. Lisbeth: 229-9630.

Vermont Archaeology Month: Ancient Pottery Vessels Workshop. With archaeologist Charlie Paquin. Make pottery vessels and surface decorations as Native Americans living in Vermont did. Space is limited. 1–3 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Second Saturday: Granite Industry Tools and Machinery. With historian Paul Wood. Starting about mid-century and for the rest of the 19th century, tools, machinery and abrasives were finally invented that could efficiently extract, move and cut granite. This led to the rapid expansion of Vermont’s granite industry. 2 p.m. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre. 828-2180. amanda.gustin@state.vt.us.

Oodles of Noodles. Full spaghetti dinner with traditional, vegan and gluten-free pasta options from local and organic sources. Also time trade fun benefits Onion River Exchange4–6 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $10 dinner donation. Reservations: 229-1998.

SEPT. 14

Young Adventurers Club with the Green Mountain Club. Easy. YAC helps parents and kids get outdoors to hike, play, learn and make friends. Contact leaders for trip location, details and meeting time and place: Lexi at 229-9810 or Mike at 223-8493.

Author Readings: Object Lessons. With Jody Gladding and Darren Higgins. 3 p.m. Kent Museum, 7 Old West Church Rd., Calais. kentscorner.org.

Shape Note/Sacred Harp Sing. No experience needed. All welcome. Second Sun. through Dec., 3–5 p.m. Plainfield Community Center (above the co-op). 595 9951 or nscottieharrison@gmail.com.

SEP. 15

Blood Pressure Checks for Seniors. Senior Assisted Services at Home (SASH) will conduct free blood pressure checks and health consultations with seniors. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 U.S. Rte. 2, E. Montpelier. Free. Call for time: 223-3322. twinvalleyseniors.org.

Plainfield Book Club. Third Mon., 7–8:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St. (Rte. 2), Plainfield. Free. 454-8504. cutlerlibrary.org. Our book club page on-line: cutlerlibrary.org/resources/bookclub.

SEPT. 16

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.

Free Tips for Saving Energy Workshop. Paul Markowitz of Efficiency Vermont will be giving a workshop on how to save money and energy. Free light bulbs. Sponsored by Onion River Exchange and Efficiency Vermont. 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 552-3040. info@orexchange.org.

Home Share Now Info Session. Find out what home sharing is all about and have your questions answered. Third Tues., 5:30–6 p.m. Home Share Now. 105 N. Main St., Ste. 103, Barre. 479-8544.

Slow Money Vermont Launch. Learn about the vision, goals and structure of the new Slow Money Vermont Network. For agricultural and food business entrepreneurs, investors, funders and lenders and anyone interested in supporting the work of re-building a healthy food system in Vermont. 5:30–7:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Chapel at College Hall, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. RSVP: Caitlin at ckjenness@gmail.com or 603-620-3713.

Energy Tools for Healthy Aging. With certified AAMET advanced practitioner Jane Buchan. Learn how to age healthfully and become more resourceful problem solvers in order to bring more energy, joy and confidence to daily life. 6–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

SEPT. 17

Green Mountain United Way Campaign Kickoff Breakfast. Official opening of the local United Way’s annual fundraising campaign. Full breakfast provided. Speakers. 7:30–9 a.m. The Steak House Restaurant, 1239 Rte. 302, Barre. Free. 229-9532. lkelty@gmunitedway.org. gmunitedway.org.

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, VT 05602. Free. 223-1878.

Kosovo: Emerging from the Rubble. With Dean Pineles, retired Vermont judge and former international criminal judge. An exploration of the recent history of Kosovo, including the war of 1998–99, the resulting trials and current issues. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 1:30 p.m.; doors open 12:30 p.m. for brown-bag lunch. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 454-1234. learn.uvm.edu/osher-life-long-learning.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging. Catch, tag and release some migrating monarchs. We’ll look for other butterflies and bugs as well. We have nets to share, but bring a net if you have one. Drop in between 3:30–5 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. $5 non-members; $3 members. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

Weatherization Workshop. With Kate Stephenson. Learn how to weatherize your home. Save energy, save money. Door prizes. Sponsored by Onion River Exchange and Efficiency Vermont. 6–7 p.m. ReSource Store, 34 Granite St., Barre. Free. 552-3040. info@orexchange.org.

The Psychology of the “Body.” With Robert Kest, Ph.D. Explore the ways our physical experience shape our lives. 6–7:30 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. Free. 229-6989. ryokan@juno.com.

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.

Food For Change Documentary and Discussion. Granite City Grocery hosts a screening and discussion with the filmmaker of this food co-op movement documentary. Refreshments and snacks provided. 6:30¬–9 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre. Free. 279-7518. info@granitecitygrocers.coop. granitecitygrocery.coop.

Montpelier School Board Meeting. 7–9:30 p.m. Montpelier High School library, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. 225-8000.

Family Themed Movies. A wide variety of films about a wide variety of families. Third Wed., 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

SEPT. 18

American Red Cross Blood Drive. Hosted by Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Mobile unit will be parked in front of the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State St., Montpelier. Appts. may be scheduled: 1800-RED-CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

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.

SEPT. 19

International Day of Peace Concert.  Featuring readings, community singing, choir and other musician performances. Honoring Nelson Mandela, Pete Seeger and Maya Angelou. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 223-7399. hewebster@comcast.net.

SEPT. 20

Hike Bald Mountain with Green Mountain Club. Westmore in the Northeast Kingdom. Moderate. 4.2 miles. To a viewless peak with a fire tower. Contact leaders, John or Kathy, for meeting time and place: 229-0725. vicepresident@gmcmontpelier.org

Community Rent-a-Space Yard Sale Fundraiser.  Space rentals benefit Vermont Alzheimers Association. Open for anyone wanting to sell garage sale items, crafters and vendors. 8 a.m. Rowan Court Health and Rehab parking lot, 378 Prospect St., Barre. Spaces are $15 each or two for $25. Alison: 476-4166 x. 2005. alison.graves@reveraliving.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 ext.106. For list of accepted items, go to cvswmd.org/arcc-additional-recyclables-collection-center.html.

Celebrate Natural Fibers at the Capital City Farmers’ Market. Learn more about some of the fibers at the market and create your own felted item from llama fibers to take home. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 60 State St., Montpelier. 223-2958. manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com. montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

Faith and Family Film Series. Compelled by Love, 2 p.m.; Not Today, 4 p.m.; God’s Not Dead, 7:30 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. $5. 552-7791.

SEPT. 21

Author Reading: Mirror Lake. With Thomas Christopher Greene and Mary Elder Jacobsen. 3 p.m. Old West Church, Calais. kentscorner.org.

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.

The Third Man. The Chandler Film Society presents this 1949 Cold War spy classic. Socializing, canapés, popcorn and beverages at 5:15 pm. Commentary by film historian Rick Winston and film screening at 6 pm, Q&A and discussion following the film. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. $9. 431-0204. outreach@chandler-arts.org.

SEPT. 22

Bereavement/Grief Support Group. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 6-8pm. Conference Center.  600 Granger Rd., Berlin. Free. 223-1878.

Community Meeting with the Mayor and School Board Chair. Organized by Vibrant and Affordable Montpelier. Mayor John Hollar and School Board Chair Sue Aldrich will each briefly present their big picture thoughts for the upcoming year. Following each presentation there will be plenty of opportunities for questions and conversation. 7–9 p.m.; refreshments 6:30 p.m. Vermont College, Noble Hall, 36 College St., Montpelier.

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.

SEPT. 23

Hike Millstone Hill with Green Mountain Club. Barre Town. Moderate. 4 miles. Ramble around the abandoned quarries and grout piles. Check out some trails not previously explored by GMC. Contact leader, Steve, for meeting time and place:479-2304

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.

Discussion of Wonder. With scholar Francette Cerulli. VT Reads is a program of the Vermont Humanities Council and hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

SEPT. 24

The Hungry Heart: Making a Movie and Starting a State-Wide Conversation. With Bess O’Brien, independent filmmaker and co-founder of Kingdom County Productions. View and discuss O’Brien’s film, The Hungry Heart, which has brought major attention to the heroin addiction problem in Vermont. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 1:30 p.m.; doors open 12:30 p.m. for brown-bag lunch. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. 454-1234. learn.uvm.edu/osher-life-long-learning.

Montpelier City Council Meeting. Second and fourth Wed., 6:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. montpelier-vt.org.

SEPT. 25

Prayer Meeting and Worship Service. Second and fourth Thurs. evening. Jabbok Encounter Ministries. 8 Daniel Dr., Barre. 479-0302.

SEPT. 26

Country Fair and Chicken Pie Supper. Book sale, handmade crafts, baked and jarred goods, cookie walk, silent auction, raffle and more. Noon–8 p.m. Seating for chicken pie supper 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Adults $11; children $5. Reserve for supper: 476-6869. Barre Congregational Church, 35 Church St., Barre. For more info. on country fair: 279-1164.

Fall Poetry Slam. Hosted by Geof Hewitt. Pizza and drinks follow slam. 6 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free and open to all. 476-7550. aldrichlibrary@charter.net. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Art and Author Night. Art opening of Growing Season, an exhibit of Vermont landscape paintings by Tracey Hambleton. 6–8 p.m. Reading with EF Schreader, author of The Hunger Tree. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Can Business be a Force for Good? Join Tom Chappell, founder of Tom’s of Maine and Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, as they discuss how business can change the world. Part of The Vermont Town Hall, a series of engaging, thought-provoking conversations on local and global issues. 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7320 Mountain Rd., Stowe. $10. sprucepeaksarts.org/event/vermonttownhall.

SEPT. 27

Image and Identity in the Green Mountain State. Join the Vermont Historical Society for a keynote address by historian Jill Mudgett, lunch and afternoon presentations on Vermont in film and the Vermont Roots Migration Project by UVM Professor Cheryl Morse. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., Montpelier. 828-2180. amanda.gustin@state.vt.us. Register: vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Chicken Pie Supper. Two seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $11; children 10 and under $5. Reservations REQUIRED. Reservations or take-outs: 229-9158.