Upcoming Events

AUG. 28

Green Mountain Care Board Hospital Budget Hearings-Day 3. Each hospital’s leadership will appear before the GMCB to discuss its budget requests. Time for public comment after each hospital’s hearing and after the last hearing of the day. 8:30–10 a.m. Northeastern Medical Center; 10–11:30 a.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center; 11:40 a.m.–12:40 p.m. Grace Cottage Hospital; 1:40–2:40 p.m. Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Montpelier Room at the Capitol Plaza, 100 State St., Montpelier. 828-2903 or 828-971. For detailed schedule: gmcboard.vermont.gov/hospital_budgets/2014schedule.

Commercialize Your Business. A presentation on whether and how to turn your idea into a business venture. 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Free. 479-9813. info@vwbc.org. vwbc.org.

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

Green Mountain Dog Club Monthly Meeting. Learn about the club and events.  All dog lovers welcome. Fourth Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Commodore’s Inn, Stowe. 479-9843 or greenmountaindogclub.org

AUG. 29

Lawn Fest. Aug. 29, 30 and Sep. 1. Lots of goodies, lunch and bake sale. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Waterbury Community Church, Rte. 100 (next to Cold Hollow Cider Mill), Waterbury Ctr. Betty: 244-8089. 

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; open to all seniors. Mary-Alice: 223-8140.

Film Screening: The Iron Lady. Screening of the 2011 British biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher. 2:30–4:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Adamant Co-op Friday Night Cookout. Grill items, seasonal salads, decadent desserts in beautiful Adamant. 5:30–7 p.m. Adamant Co-op, 1313 Haggett Rd., Adamant. Full meal costs around $10. For menu: 223-5760, adamantcoop@gmail.com or adamantcoop.org

AUG. 30

Northfield Labor Day: Under the Harvest Moon. Aug 30–Sept 1. Northfield Savings Bank Flying Pig Foot Race, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; fun, food, entertainment, 1–10 p.m.; 1-10. Depot Square, Northfield. Lori: 802-595-2217 or Billi: 802-793-9554. Detailed schedule of events: northfieldlaborday.org.

Lawn Fest. Aug. 29, 30 and Sept. 1. Lots of goodies, lunch and bake sale. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Waterbury Community Church, Rte. 100 (next to Cold Hollow Cider Mill), Waterbury Ctr. Betty: 244-8089. 

Hop Jam. The best craft beers, special release brews, music, pig roast. Noon–8 p.m. Bolton Valley Resort. For tickets, more info. and the brewer lineup: vthopjam.com.

2nd annual Chicken Pie Supper. Enjoy the best of locally grown ingredients in this Vermont classic chicken pie supper. Two seatings: 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. United Church of Northfield, 58 S. Main St., Northfield. Adults $12; children 12 and under $8. Reservations taken until Aug. 29: 485-8347.

AUG. 31

Northfield Labor Day: Under the Harvest Moon. Aug 30–Sept 1. Fun, food, entertainment, 1–10 p.m.; car show and parade of cars on Main St., 2:50 p.m.; Depot Square, Northfield. Lori: 802-595-2217 or Billi: 802-793-9554. Detailed schedule of events: northfieldlaborday.org.

SEP. 1

Lawn Fest. Aug. 29, 30 and Sep. 1. Lots of goodies, lunch and bake sale. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Waterbury Community Church, Rte. 100 (next to Cold Hollow Cider Mill), Waterbury Ctr. Betty: 244-8089. 

Northfield Labor Day: Under the Harvest Moon. Aug 30–Sept 1. Parade, 10 a.m.; fun, food, entertainment, 1–10 p.m. Depot Square, Northfield. Lori: 802-595-2217 or Billi: 802-793-9554. Detailed schedule of events: northfieldlaborday.org.

SEPT. 2

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

Community Together Series: Social Security Lunch and Learn. Take your lunch hour to learn about Social Security and retirement benefits. 12:15–1:15 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. Please RSVP: 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

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.

Press Conference Event at Norwich. Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University will be announced as the first Vermont Smithsonian Affiliate. Brief podium schedule followed by reception and guided museum tours. 1:30 p.m. Outside the Sullivan Museum and History Center on Norwich’s Northfield campus. 485-2183. smhc@norwich.edu. academics.norwich.edu/museum.

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. 

Save the Emerald Ash Borer. Help us save our ash trees! You’re invited to a walk and talk about the Emerald Ash Borer. Walk 6:45–7:25 p.m.; talk 7:30–8:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

SEPT. 3

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.

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

Taylor Street Community Participation Event. Rescheduled from July 30. For all who participated in past events or are interested in the redevelopment. 6 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. www.montpelier-vt.org/community/102.html.

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. 128/131, 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.

Classic Film Series. With Rick Winston and Tom Blachly. Watch a classic movie from 1935. Third Wed., 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

SEPT. 4

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.

SEPT. 5

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. 

SEPT. 6

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

So You Want to Start a Business? First Steps to Get You Going. An informational workshop on the basics of business start-up in Vermont. 9–11 a.m. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Free. 479-9813. info@vwbc.org. vwbc.org.

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.

Vermont Lions Charities Bingo Night. Fundraiser. Refreshments, snacks, silent auction and a door prize. Doors open 4 p.m.; first game 6:30 p.m. VFW, Pleasant St., Morrisville. 442-0380. norshaftlions@aol.com.

Montpelier Alive’s 15th Anniversary Street Party. Family fun including food and craft vendors, music and games. 5–9 p.m. State St., between Elm and Main, Montpelier. Free. For more details: montpelieralive.org.

SEPT. 7

Raw Milk Open Barn Party. Rural Vermont partners with the farm to host this free and family-friendly event to celebrate raw milk. Live music, milk and cookies, farm tours and more. 1–4 p.m. Farm of Milk & Honey, 663 Doyle Rd., Washington. Free. 223-7222. ruralvermont.org. RSVP: Open Barn Party! On Facebook.

SEPT. 8

Bereavement/Grief Support Group. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 6-8pm. Conference Center.  600 Granger Road, Berlin, VT 05602. Free. 223-1878.

Vermont Health Connect. Vermont Health Connect navigators are available to answer questions about the Vermont Health Exchange. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Department of Motor Vehicles, 120 State St., Montpelier.

SEPT. 9

Lunch & Learn at The North Branch Café. With Catherine Cerulli. Acupressure points, focused awareness and conscious breathing to relieve pain. Noon—1 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. Presentations are free. Seating limited; reservations required. 552-8105. info@thenorth-branch.com. thenorth-branch.com.

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.

Williamstown Historical Society Meeting. Potluck dinner and meeting 6 p.m.; presentation of Williamstowns’ water systems by Irene Walbridge 7:30 p.m. Williamstown Historical Museum, Main St., Williamstown. Free; open to the public. 433-5565. williamstownvt.org/histsoc.html.

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

Writing Suspense in Literary Fiction. Author talk with Chris Bohjalian, Jennifer McMahon and Yannick Murphy on the craft of creating suspense in their novels. 7–8:15 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

SEPT. 10

Bike Northfield with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 35+/- miles. Randolph loop. Helmet required. Bring lunch and water. Contact leaders for meeting time and place: Mary G. at 622-0585 or Mary S. at 505-0603.

Silent Clowns: A Celebration of Silent Film Comedians. Rob Mermin, circus performer and founder of Circus Smirkus, presents a dazzling array of clips from classic silent film comedies. Part of the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning. Brown bag lunch 12:30 p.m.; presentation starts 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $5 suggested donation. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

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.

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. 

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

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.

Chile Today, Hot Tamale. It’s been a great growing season. Now what are you going to do with all those hot tamale peppers? Taste hot peppers and pepper concoctions. Please bring raw chili peppers and prepared dishes to taste and recipes to share. You are also welcome if you just bring yourself. Get inspired for the chili cook-off at the Jaquith Harvest Festival in early Oct. 6:45 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Vermont Health Connect. Vermont Health Connect navigators are available to answer questions about the Vermont Health Exchange. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church community lunch, 64 State St., Montpelier

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Featuring multiple courses at each race venue for a variety of fitness levels. For more info. or to register: o2x.com/pages/sugarbush-challenge.

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.; barbecue, 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.

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.

Oodles of Noodles. Spaghetti dinner and time trade fun benefits Onion River Exchange. 4–6 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $10. Reservations: 229-1998. 

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.