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The Calendar will no longer be included as a regular feature in the print edition of The Bridge starting with the next issue. Calendar listings will only be available here on our website which will be updated regularly. Please continue to send your calendar listings to calendar@montpelierbridge.com.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Baked Beads Jewelry & Scarf Sale. May 27–29. Portion of the proceeds to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Rt. 100 at 46 Carroll Rd. (under the tent, next to Big Picture Theater), Waitsfield.

Art & Author Night at Jaquith Public Library. Art opening for Stairs with artist Janet Van Fleet. Reading with RD Eno and Berrian Eno Van Fleet. 6 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.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

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Kellogg-Hubbard Library Summer Book Sale. May 28–July 2. Grab a book to enjoy on the beach, in the woods or on your porch during the gorgeous Vermont summer.  Softcovers $1, hardcovers $2 and trade paperbacks 50 cents. Special collection of cookbooks in the front library for $5 and $10. 135 Main St., Montpelier.

 

BirdFest 2016. Hosted by North Branch Nature Center. Featuring bird walks and workshops, live raptors, kids activities, bird banding demo, bird house building, photo contest and much more. 7 a.m.–1:30 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. $15 non-members; $10 members; free for children and Montpelier residents. 229-6206. www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org/birdfest.html

Friend’s Annual Plant Swap. Bring plants to swap, make sure to label them, no invasive plants. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Baked Beads Jewelry & Scarf Sale. May 27–29. Portion of the proceeds to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Rt. 100 at 46 Carroll Rd. (under the tent, next to Big Picture Theater), Waitsfield.

Activism 101 Workshop. Focuses on exploring violence and systems of oppression in order to have a meaningful understanding of how a nonviolent strategy is effective in taking on violence. Please bring a lunch to this program. Noon–5 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

“Senior Prom.” Hosted by Montpelier Senior Activity Center. An all-ages community celebration. Music by DJ Fred Wilbur, dancing (including ballroom dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. by champion amateur ballroom dancers Carolyn and Bill Pedrick), a dessert buffet, cash bar, silent auction and lots of fun for all. 7–10:30 p.m.; Pre-Prom dinner 5 p.m. Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State St., Montpelier. $20 prom only; $50 prom and pre-prom dinner. Tickets available at MSAC, 58 Barre St., Montpelier and http://msacprom16.bpt.me. Limited number of tickets available at the door.

Man Bites Barre. A cross between a game show, a variety show and a talk show, before a live studio audience. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896 .events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29

Baked Beads Jewelry & Scarf Sale. May 27–29. Portion of the proceeds to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Rt. 100 at 46 Carroll Rd. (under the tent, next to Big Picture Theater), Waitsfield.

 

MONDAY, MAY 30

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.

George’s Mystery Book Club: Trains! 7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com

 

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont. Rainbow Umbrella brings LGBTQ individuals from Central Vermont together to plan and hold events such as bowling, discussion group, ukulele and tea dances to foster community and increase LGBTQ visibility in the region. Meets every other Tues. 5–7 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. rucvtadmin@pridecentervt.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Hike Spruce Mountain with Green Mountain Club. Plainfield, moderate, 4.2 miles round trip. Quintessential hike for young hikers who want a doable destination, or parents with children in packs who want to hike a peak! Meet at the trail head at 10 a.m. Bring water, snacks, lunch, hat, layers. Appropriate footwear a must. All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Contact Sharon with questions: sharon.plumb@gmail.com or 223-2199.

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

Open House at Orchard Valley’s Child’s Garden. Speak with Early Childhood teachers, learn about the daily and weekly rhythm of a Waldorf preschool and experience the simple beauty and natural materials of the classrooms. Children welcome. 6–7:30 p.m. Bread-making 6 p.m.; free play and conversation 6:30 p.m.; simple puppet show 7 p.m. 155 Northfield St., Montpelier. Registration appreciated. morgan.i@ovws.org. www.ovws.org

Cancer Support Group. First Wed., 6 p.m. Potluck. For location, call Carole MacIntyre 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.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

The Catholic Daughters of America Spring Rummage Sale. June 2–3. All proceeds go to charity. June 2, 4–7 p.m.; June 3, 9 a.m.–3 p.m; bag sale at noon. St. Augustine’s Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier.

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

Film and Discussion About Climate Change. The film, based on the book by Naomi Klein, is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Discussion follows. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

The Catholic Daughters of America Spring Rummage Sale. June 2–3. All proceeds go to charity. June 2, 4–7 p.m.; June 3, 9 a.m.–3 p.m; bag sale at noon. St. Augustine’s Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier.

Soft Rummage Sale. Clothes for the entire family and soft-goods available. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. ucmvt.org

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.

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.

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

A Vermont Romance. The 1916 film is the first feature film ever made in Vermont. This screening is part of a statewide tour presenting the film with live piano accompaniment and a panel of filmmakers, historians and archivists. 7 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $8. 728-6464.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

City-Wide Tag Sale. Citizens, businesses, churches, civic groups, nonprofits, individual residences and neighborhoods are encouraged to plan a sale. Whether you are a shopper or seller, it is a fun day for all! Downtown Montpelier. montpelieralive.org

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

11th annual Central Vermont Extension Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale. Perennials, annuals, veggies and gently used books for sale. Master Gardeners and Master Composters on hand to answer questions about plants and programs. 9 a.m.–noon. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier.

Soft Rummage Sale. Clothes for the entire family and soft-goods available. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. ucmvt.org

Adamant Blackfly Festival. Celebrate the bug we love to hate! Blackfly parade, pie contest, poetry slam with Geof Hewitt, live music, great food and family fun all day long. Rain or shine. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Adamant Co-op, 1313 Adamant Rd., Adamant. Free. 223-5760. wwwblackflyfestival.org

CVHS Walk for Animals. Raise funds and awareness so you can make a difference for the shelter animals and walk with us through downtown Montpelier. Party, refreshments and prizes follow. Registration 9:30 a.m.; walk starts 10 a.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. www.centralvermonthumane.org/walk/

Touch-a-Truck. Presented by Barre Kiwanis Club. Children must be accompanied by adult. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Barre Town Recreation Area (behind Barre Town Middle & Elementary School), Websterville Rd., Barre. $10 for the whole family. Proceeds fund the Mort Kelly Children’s Literacy Project.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. Pasta, assorted sauces and pesto, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. Take-out available. All profits will benefit the UCM Monday Community Lunch program. 5–7 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $10; childen $5. 223-6781. ucmvt.org

Kellogg-Hubbard Library Summer Book Sale. May 28–July 2. Grab a book to enjoy on the beach, in the woods or on your porch during the gorgeous Vermont summer.  Softcovers $1, hardcovers $2 and trade paperbacks 50 cents. Special collection of cookbooks in the front library for $5 and $10. 135 Main St., Montpelier.

Bradford Historical Museum. New exhibit of political memorabilia from the past 60 years. The Museum is located at 172 N. Main St.,Bradford, Vt., and will be open every Friday, 10 a.m.–noon beginning June 3rd-October 28th. There will be a special viewing on Saturday, June 4th, from noon–4 p.m. Handicapped accessible. Free. Other days and times can be arranged by calling 802-222-4423 or 802-222-9621.

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  • Italian Traditional Village Dance

    Italian Traditional Village Dance

    18:45-21:15
    2016/05/24-2016/05/27

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

    Variety of traditional Italian village dances from many regions of Italy — dances still being done today in small mountain villages. Couple, set, line and group dances. Easy enough for beginners and yet challenging for intermediate and advanced dancers. No partners or previous experience necessary.

    6:45–9:15 p.m.

    Free, but donations to the church accepted

    dance@italianvillagedance.com, (802)229-1490

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  • Bradford Public Library Plant and Book Sale

    Bradford Public Library Plant and Book Sale

    09:00-16:00
    2016/05/27
    62 S Main St, Bradford, VT, United States
    62 S Main St, Bradford, VT, United States

    The Bradford Public Library will hold its annual plant and book sale on Friday, May 27 from 9-4 and Saturday, May 28 from 9-1 on the lawn of Copeland Furniture Store 64 S. Main, Bradford, VT.  There will be a large selection of hosta, lilies and other outdoor perennials for sale as well as a selection of books.

     

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  • Bradford Public Library Plant and Book Sale

    Bradford Public Library Plant and Book Sale

    09:00-13:00
    2016/05/28
    62 S Main St, Bradford, VT, United States
    62 S Main St, Bradford, VT, United States

    The Bradford Public Library will hold its annual plant and book sale on Friday, May 27 from 9-4 and Saturday, May 28 from 9-1 on the lawn of Copeland Furniture Store 64 S. Main, Bradford, VT.  There will be a large selection of hosta, lilies and other outdoor perennials for sale as well as a selection of books.

     

  • 3rd Annual Chowderpalooza & Spring Art on Park

    3rd Annual Chowderpalooza & Spring Art on Park

    11:00-14:00
    2016/05/28
    Village Green, Stowe, VT, United States
    Village Green, Stowe, VT, United States

    Event Features:

    • 14 Award-winning local restaurants competing for People’s Choice Best Chowder in Stowe.
    • 25+ VT artists and artisans selling handmade art, artisan crafts and specialty foods in our Spring Art on Park market.
    • Live music by Chad Hollister!
    • Children’s games, fun, face painting, balloon twisting
    • Only $5 entrance for chowder tasting.

    Park St. and the Village Green, Stowe

    11 a.m.–2 p.m. (Rain date: May 29)

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