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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

MBAC Meeting. Meeting of the Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee. First Thurs., 8 a.m. Police Station Community Room, 534 Washington St., Montpelier. 262-6273.

Diabetes Support Group. First Thurs., 7–8 p.m. Conference room 3, Central Vermont Medical Center. 371-4152.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Lawn Fest and Craft Sale. Sept. 4, 5, 7. China, kitchenware, linens, books, puzzles, games, toys, sports equipment, small appliances, baskets, jewelryand some wonderful collectibles. Snacks and lunch. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Waterbury Center Community Church, 3583 Waterbury Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center. 244-8089.

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.

Book Signing and Discussion: Chris Hadsel. Chris Hadsel author of Suspended Worlds book signing, discussion, Curtains without Borders to preserve historic stage scenery. 5–6:30 p.m. T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St, East Wing, 2F, Montpelier. Free. 262-6035. ginnycallan.woodartgallery@gmail.com. twwoodgallery.org

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.

Art and Author Night: Interior Spaces. Art opening of paintings by Diane Fitch, 6 p.m. Reading with author Sherry Olson, 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Stories to Sweeten the Jewish New Year. Shabbat service with lively singing and storytelling with Rabbis Tobie Weisman and Michal Woll, Maggid Yitzhak Buxbaum and Carole Forman, 6 p.m. Catered meal, 7:30 p.m. Yearning for Learning Center, 32 Main St., Montpelier. $15-36 sliding scale suggested donation for meal and session. No fee for services. Register: 223-0583. yearning4learning.org

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

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

Lawn Fest and Craft Sale. Sept. 4, 5, 7. China, kitchenware, linens, books, puzzles, games, toys, sports equipment, small appliances, baskets, jewelry and some wonderful collectibles. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Waterbury Center Community Church, 3583 Waterbury Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center. 244-8089.

The Northeast Storytellers. Writers, readers and appreciators of prose and verse meet regularly the first Saturday of every month. The public is welcome to attend and new members are always encouraged to join. 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury. 751-5432. brookequillen@yahoo.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.

Fleeting Animal Benefit. An evening of entertainment, food, wine and discourse benefitting the documentary film of Erik Nielsen and David Budbill’s opera A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine. The program includes poetry reading by David Budbill, Rep. Chip Troiano speaking about his experiences in Vietnam, music by Tom MacKenzie and more. 7–9 p.m. Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. $25 suggested donation. Space is limited. Reservations: 223-5124 or info@susanbettmann.com.

Espresso Brain-o. Mount your best small team, and come eat, drink and think your way through this dynamic live trivia game. 7 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

Spiritual Attunement for the Jewish New Year. With Maggid Yitzhak and Carole Forman, 7:15–8:45 p.m. Selichot service with Rabbis Michal Woll and Tobie Weisman, 9–9:30 p.m. Yearning for Learning Center, 32 Main St., Montpelier. $15–36 sliding scale suggested donation. No fee for Selichot services. Register: 223-0583. yearning4learning.org

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Storytelling and Apple Tasting for the Jewish New Year. Apple tasting and storytelling for families and children. With storytelling masters Maggid Yitzhak  Buxbaum and Carole Forman. 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Elmore Roots Nursery, 631 Symonds Mill Rd., Wolcott. $15–20 suggested donation per family. Reservations: 223-0583. yearning4learning.org

Monarch Butterfly Tagging. Drop by any time between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. to 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. 3:30–5 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. Adults $5; children $3. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Hike Avery’s Gore with Green Mountain Club. Difficult. 8 miles round trip. Gore Mountain. Hike to fire tower/summit. Contact Michael for meeting time and place: 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net

Lawn Fest and Craft Sale. Sept. 4, 5, 7. China, kitchenware, linens, books, puzzles, games, toys, sports equipment, small appliances, baskets, jewelry and some wonderful collectibles. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Waterbury Center Community Church, 3583 Waterbury Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center. 244-8089.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

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.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Second Tues., 6–8 p.m. Child care provided. Wesley Methodist Church, Main St., Waterbury. 476-1480.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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.

Pete Seeger, Musician. A focus on Seeger’s music with musician Mark Greenberg. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. Doors open 12:30 p.m. for those wishing to bring a brown bag lunch; programs starts 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $5 suggested donation to Osher. 454-1234. MSAC: 223-2518.

Celiac and Food Allergy Support Group. With Lisa Masé of Harmonized Cookery. Second Wed., 4:30–6 p.m. Conference room 3, Central Vermont Medical Center. lisamase@gmail.com.

Spotlight: Great Play Discussion. “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare. Discussion with Joanne Greenberg and the cast of Lost Nation Theatre. Explore one of Shakespeare’s most influential plays. 5:15–6:15 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

Quilting Group. Working meeting of the Dog River Quilters. Second Wed., 5:30 p.m. Community room, Brown Public Library, Northfield. Jean, 585-5078 or jeanjolley@myfairpoint.net.

Group Dream Embodiment. Come and see what dreams can bring us. If possible, bring 2–3 dreams to discover the unique message they have for you. All dreamers welcome. 6–8 p.m. Nutty Steph’s, 961 US-2, Middlesex. Donations accepted. 522-6889.

Bereaved Parents Support Group. Second Wed., 6–8 p.m. CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Berlin. Jeneane Lunn 793-2376.

Young Adult Book Discussion. Open to anyone, any age, with an interest and passion for young adult literature. The goal is to inspire a rich, lively discussion from people who bring varied perspectives to the books because of diversity in age, life experience and reading tastes. The September book is “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie. Second Wed., 6:30–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

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.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Therapy Dog Visit. MSAC member Martha Chaiken and her therapy dog, Coco, visit to provide companionship and play. Information about Therapy Dogs of Vermont and how to get involved. 1–1:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.

Author Reading and Book Signing: Elayne Clift. Author Elayne Clift reads excerpts from her newest book “Children of the Chalet.” 7:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

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, SEPTEMBER 12

Winooski River Clean-up. Sponsored by Friends of the Winooski River. Help improve the streams and rivers for Vermont. Bagels and coffee, 8:30–9 a.m.; clean-up 9 a.m.–noon. Meet in front of City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Volunteers will head out to clean-up sites from there. 882-8276. Advance sign-up appreciated: info@winooskiriver.org. winooskiriver.org

Overeaters Anonymous. Twelve-step program for physically, emotionally and spiritually overcoming overeating. Two meeting days and locations. Second Sat., 8:30–9:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St., Barre. 249-3970.

White River Clean-up. Sponsored by White River Partnership, Vermont Law School and Redstart Forestry. Help improve the streams and rivers for Vermont. 9–11 a.m. Vermont Law School parking lot downstream of South Royalton bridge. 763-7733. mary@whiteriverpartnership.org

Everything But the Baby! Sale. Kids clothes to size 6X, maternity clothes, toys, carriers and baby gear. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Quality donations appreciated. Drop-off donations Sept. 11, between 8 a.m. and noon. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. 244-1254. babywearerscentralvt@gmail.com

2015 Walk or Run for Children. With Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. An opportunity to alert Vermonters to the need for a community commitment to child abuse prevention. Special guest is the amazing Spider-Man, who has a long history of being a proponent of child abuse prevention. Come and see Spidey, and for pledges of $100 or more, get your picture taken with him. 10 a.m.; check-in 8 a.m. The State House lawn, State St., Montpelier. Register: 1-800-CHILDREN or pcavt.org

Touch-a-Truck. Presented by Barre Kiwanis Club. A unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types — public service, emergency, utility, construction and more — all in one place. Supervised environment. 10 a.m.–   2 p.m. Barre Town Recreation Area, behind Barre Town Middle & Elementary School, Websterville Rd., Barre. $6 per family benefits Barre Kiwanis projects. 476-4029.

Memory Café. A safe and accepting place for people living with memory loss and their care partners to meet and socialize. Special guests Bill “Spaceman” Lee, retired legendary Red Sox Pitcher, and Brian Gallagher, Vice-President and General Manager of the Vermont Mountaineers. Hot dogs, beverages and fixings. 10:30 a.m.–noon. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. Liz: 229-9630.

Second Saturday: Mammoth Discoveries! Archaeologist Brennan Gauthier will discuss the discovery of a mammoth tooth and tusk in 1848 at Mount Holly. He will talk about theories developed at the time to explain the bones, as well as what we know now after 150 years of archaeological and scientific progress. 2–3 p.m. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre. Free with museum admission (adults $5; seniors $3; students/children/members free.) vermonthistory.org

Sip ’n’ Spin. Vinyl geeks unite! Bring a selection of your favorite LPs — any genre — and play them for the crowd. Two turntables and a mixer on site. 7 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Verve in Verse: Poetry Reading. Featuring Kerrin McCadden and Ryan Walsh. Reception and book signings follow down the road at the Kent exhibit. 3–4 p.m. Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Rd., Calais. kentscorner.org

Rebel Intuitive Perfumerie at Salaam Boutique. Join Beckie Sheloske and Katy Knuth from Rebel Intuitive and Sarah Lesser from Salaam for pairing of Rebel Intuitive scents with the latest fall fashions. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and an evening of fragrance, fashion and fun. 5–8 p.m. Salaam Boutique, 40 State St., Montpelier. rebelintuitive.com

Rosh Hoshanah Service. 6:30 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave., Montpelier. Complete schedule and donations: bethjacobsvt.org

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

High Holiday Services. Rosh Hoshanah, 9 a.m.; Tashlich, afternoon time T.B.A.; Humanistic service, 7 p.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave., Montpelier. Complete schedule and donations: bethjacobsvt.org

Baby & Toddler Story Time. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library temporary location, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Peace & Justice Center Book Discussion. Sept. 14–15. “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander. Discussion will focus on the War on Drugs, how it became the booming industry it is today and how communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the industry. 6–8 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. program@pjcvt.org. pjcvt.org

Bereavement/Grief Support Group. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 6-7:30 p.m. Conference Center.  600 Granger Road, Berlin. Free. 223-1878.

10+1 Prenatal Superfoods. With Tara Carpenter. Part of The Birthing Year: New Parent Preparation Series. Babes in arms welcome. Free onsite childcare for elder siblings may be available. 6–8 p.m. Good Beginnings, 174 River St., Montpelier. Free. Register: 595-7953.

Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia Region: Beautiful, Fascinating, and Affordable! Learn about the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the most northeast region of Italy, bordered by Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic Sea, filled with exquisite food, history and stunning sites. Mary Sue Lyons will lead a slide show tour through the region, in what is sure to be the least expensive (but still very enjoyable) trip to Italy ever. Sponsored by the Vermont Italian club. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Rosh Hoshanah Service. 9 a.m. Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave., Montpelier. Complete schedule and donations: bethjacobsvt.org

Introduction to the New York Times Crossword Puzzle. Crossword enthusiast Renee Epstein will share tips and tricks to help you complete crossword puzzles more easily. 1–3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to all seniors. Pre-registration welcomed but not required: 223-2518.

Peace & Justice Center Book Discussion. Sept. 14–15. “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander. Discussion will focus on the War on Drugs, how it became the booming industry it is today and how communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the industry. 6–8 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. program@pjcvt.org. pjcvt.org

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Events and Trends in the Middle East. Presented by retired CIA station chief Haviland Smith. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program.  Doors open 12:30 p.m. for those wishing to bring a brown bag lunch; programs starts 1:30 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. 454-1234.

Film and Panel Discussion: Growing up Trans. The program focuses on young adults who transitioned in childhood, how society and their communities relate to them and documents the struggles they face. A Frontline Program and part of the LGBTQ series. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Film at Jaquith Library. Bird’s eye view of bird migration. A big screen movie. Stunning photography; a visual treat. For people of all ages. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. Call library for film title: 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

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

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

The Tunbridge World’s Fair. Sept. 17–20. Thurs., 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 1 Fairground Rd., Tunbridge. Thurs., Fri. and Sun., $10; seniors on Fri., $8; Sat., $15; season ticket $35. For full schedule: tunbridgeworldsfair.com

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.

Credit Card Debt: What to Do if it Gets Out of Control. With Robin Barone. Responsible handling of credit card debt, what to do if you have to go to court and how to avoid unscrupulous credit card debt collectors. 5 p.m. Central Vermont Basic Education’s Montpelier Learning Center, 100 State St., Montpelier. Register in advance: 476-4588 or 223-3403.

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.

River Arts Photo Co-op. Gather, promote and share your experience and knowledge of photography with other photography enthusiasts in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. Adults/teens. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.

Designing Abundance: Applying Permaculture Principles to Regional Design.  A Transition Town program. Presenter Victor Guadagno, an Emmy winning director and permaculture expert discusses permaculture on all scales and how it can lead to a better society. 6:30–7:45 p.m. :30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

The Tunbridge World’s Fair. Sept. 17–20. Thurs., 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 1 Fairground Rd., Tunbridge. Thurs., Fri. and Sun., $10; seniors on Fri., $8; Sat., $15; season ticket $35. For full schedule: tunbridgeworldsfair.com

Preschool Story Time. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library temporary location, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Hike Waitsfield with Green Mountain Club. Difficult. About 5 miles. Scrag Mountain from Waitsfield to Northfield. Near the summit is the former fire tower site, and below summit is the cabin used by the lookout. Car spot necessary. Contact one of two co-leaders for meeting place and time: Rudy at 433-1004 or Phyllis Rubenstein at 223-0020 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net

The Tunbridge World’s Fair. Sept. 17–20. Thurs., 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.–6 p.m. 1 Fairground Rd., Tunbridge. Thurs., Fri. and Sun., $10; seniors on Fri., $8; Sat., $15; season ticket $35. For full schedule: tunbridgeworldsfair.com

Bethany Church Lawn Sale. Sept. 19–20. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Everything you could desire in one place at great prices! Donations accepted Sept. 14, 1–8 p.m.; Sept. 15–17, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. No donations accepted on Sept. 18. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. 223-2424. uccbethany@comcast.com. bethanychurchvt.org

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.

Lamoille River Clean-up. Sponsored by Vermont River Conservancy, Lamoille River Anglers Association and Lamoille County Conservation District. Help improve the streams and rivers for Vermont. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 459 Durarmel Rd., Morristown. 888-9218 x. 113. Kimberly.komer@vtnecdnet.net

Chicken Pie Supper. Two sittings, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $12; children 10 and under $5. Take-outs available. Reservations required: 229-9158.