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To send a listing for print in our next calendar, email it to calendar@montpelierbridge.com. The next issue will be published February 18.  Calendar listings for that issue are due February 12. 

Please keep in mind that all calendar submissions are reviewed prior to printing. Conferences, workshops and ongoing classes that charge attendance fees are not suitable for the calendar. These may be printed in our classifieds section for a fee or an ad may be purchased. (Call 223-5112, ext. 11 to purchase a classified or ad.) All free area community events are published. Submitted listings may be edited for size and content at the discretion of the calendar editor. 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

Vermont Week at VCFA! Join us February 4–6 to visit classes, speak with current students and meet award winning faculty. 8–11 a.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College St., Montpelier. Sharon Trautwein, Assistant Director of Admission: 202-8829 or sharon.trautwein@vcfa.edu. Miciah Gault, MFA in Writing & Publishing Program Director: 828-8779 or miciah.gault@vcfa.edu

Plutoids, Centaurs & Cubewanos: Myths of the New Solar System. Kids program with Dr. Kelley Hunter. Hear stories of newly discovered planetoids past Pluto, with funny-sounding names from around the world. 3:30–4:30 p.m. Jaquith Library, Marshfield. Free. Pre-register: 426-3581.

Volunteer Opportunities: Central VT Adult Basic Education. Find out about CVABE’s volunteer opportunities in the Barre/Montpelier area. This is also a chance for current volunteers to share their experiences and inspire others. 4:30–5:30 p.m. CVABE, Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre. 476-4588.

Jennifer Armstrong’s Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (Part 1 of 4). Veteran polar explorer Ernest Shackleton sailed south from England in 1914 with the goal to lead the first team to cross the continent of Antarctica on foot. Shackleton failed in this mission but his epic struggles with ice, wind, cold and the unforgiving southern ocean made him a legend in his own time. Hear “Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World” read aloud in four one-hour installments (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25). Discussion follows. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

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

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Vermont Week at VCFA! Join us February 4–6 to visit classes, speak with current students and meet award winning faculty. 8–11 a.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College St., Montpelier. Sharon Trautwein, Assistant Director of Admission: 202-8829 or sharon.trautwein@vcfa.edu. Miciah Gault, MFA in Writing & Publishing Program Director: 828-8779 or miciah.gault@vcfa.edu

Home Share Now Information. 10 a.m.–noon. Visit our table at Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. If you are unable to attend but would like more information please contact Home Share Now: 479-8544, information@homesharenow.org

Central Vermont Medical Center Job Fair. Meet recruiters and managers. Lern about the wide variety of career opportunities available at CVMC. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. CVMC, Conference rooms 1 and 2, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin. UVMHealth.org/CVMC/Jobs

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.

Faculty Readings. VCFA Faculty will read from their work accompanied with a question and answer and session. Wine and beer will be sold at the event. Everyone is welcome. 5:30–6:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall, Café Anna, Montpelier. Free. Sharon Trautwein, Assistant Director of Admission: 202-8829 or sharon.trautwein@vcfa.edu. Miciah Gault, MFA in Writing & Publishing Program Director: 828-8779 or miciah.gault@vcfa.edu

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, FEBRUARY 6

Snowshoe Waterbury with Green Mountain Club. Winter Trails Day at Green Mountain Club Headquarters, Waterbury Center. greenmountainclub.org

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

Vermont Week at VCFA! Join us February 4–6 to visit classes, speak with current students and meet award winning faculty. 8–11 a.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College St., Montpelier. Sharon Trautwein, Assistant Director of Admission: 202-8829 or sharon.trautwein@vcfa.edu. Miciah Gault, MFA in Writing & Publishing Program Director: 828-8779 or miciah.gault@vcfa.edu

ART LAB! Embrace your creativity on a winter day and join us to create beauty. Knit, crochet, book-bind, felt, make soap and enjoy! 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Orchard Valley Waldork School, 2290 VT-14, E. Montpelier. More info. and registration: ovws.org. 456-7400

Capital City Indoor Farmers’ Market. Over 30 vendors in all, more than half of them selling farm products. Needle felting demo with Gillian Fuqua of The Wool Shed. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. montpelierfarmersmarket.com

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.

Aged Tea. Taste and appreciate five prized and complex tea with Ben Youngbaer. 1–3 p.m. Grateful Yoga, 15 State St., Montpelier. $20.

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. With guest speaker Jenny Patoine, Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator for the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging. First Sat., 1–3 p.m. Community National Bank, Community Room, Crawford Rd., Derby. 535-2011. mary@betterbonesnek.org. betterbonesnek.org.

Sock Hop. Waterbury American Legion Auxiliary Post 59 fundraiser. Dancing, karaoke. A malt shoppe with goodies to buy. 7–11 p.m.; doors open 6 p.m. Waterbury American Legion, 16 Stowe St., Waterbury. 7 p.m.

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.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Please Note: The Frozen Onion Winter Bikes & Snowshoe Race schedule for Feb. 7 at  Hubbard Park has been postponed to March 13. Until then, think snow and plenty of it!

Vermont Senior Winter Games: Snowshoe. In partnership with Smuggler’s Notch. For ages 50+. Sign-in 9 a.m.; race starts 11 a.m. Smuggler’s Notch, 4324 Rt. 108 S., Jeffersonville. $18 + registration fee. Register: https://raceplanner.com/register/index/2016NVTSSF. 770-871-9994.

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!  An intergenerational fun afternoon. Circle and line dances and singing games, all taught and called. Snacks. Live music by Kenric Kite and friends. Caller is Liz Benjamin. 3–4:30 p.m. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 18 High St., Rt. 2, Plainfield. Suggested donation: $5; $10 family. No one is turned away. merrykays@yahoo.com. lizbenjamin64@gmail.com.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

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.

4th Trimester and The Newborn. Learn how to adjust to your newborns multiple changing needs and how to best care for your recovering body and emotions during the 4th trimester. Develop a postpartum preparation care plan with presenters Ana Campanile and Alison Lamagna. 6–8 p.m. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, 174 River St., Montpelier. Free. Register: 595-7953. gbcvinfo@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/events/1636680203239962/

Reading Freud with Psychologist Peter Burmeister. This five-part series, with takes a deeper look at Freud’s theories and works and what they mean for today’s society.  Copies of the reading are available at the library. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Cross-country Ski Morse Farm with Green Mountain Club. Montpelier. Moderate. Various distances. Join the Nuquists for an afternoon of skiing. Trail fee. Meet at Morse Farm. Bring water and a snack. Contact Reidun and Andrew for meeting time: 223-3550

Chronic Conditions Support Group. Join a discussion and educational group for people with chronic illnesses on the second Tues.of each month, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Gifford Conference Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. Free. No registration required. 728-7714.

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.

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

EarthWalk Program Information Session. Join EarthWalk mentors and staff to learn more about nature education opportunities available through EarthWalk’s weekly outdoor school programs. 4–5 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 454-8500. anika@earthwalkvermont.org. earthwalkvermont.org

Dreaming into the Earth: Experiential Integrated Dreamwork. Explore your relationship with your deeper self and rediscover your connection to the earth.  An evening of conversation, ceremony and theatre with your dreams. 5:45–7:45 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Basement Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Mary Kay: 207-400-7628. Jackie: 522-6889.

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

The Hollywood Blacklist with Rick Winston. In the late 1940s–early 1960s, many screenwriters, directors and actors were victims of what became known as the “Red Scare.” This presentation will include movie clips from actors and directors placed on the infamous blacklist.  7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Do Plants Think? With tree care specialist Lincoln Earle-Centers. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. Doors open 12:30 p.m. for those wishing to bring a brown bag lunch; program starts 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. By donation.

Chronic Conditions Support Group. Free discussion and educational group for anyone with a chronic illness meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 3–4 p.m. Gifford Conference Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. 728-2390.

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.

YA Book Discussion: Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia. In this debut graphic novel collecting Liz Suburbia’s popular web comic, the parents have left the teenagers to fend for themselves in a town where a terrible tragedy is coming for them all. Open to all who enjoy young adult literature. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party. Discussion with Karen Richards, Executive Director of Vermont Human Rights Commission. VTPBS Indie Lens Pop-Up series. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Hunger Mountain Coop Member Owner Appreciation Day. Raffle prizes, samples, chair massages. Make Valentines and decorate cookies, 3–5 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. 223-8000. hungermountain.coop

Plutoids, Centaurs & Cubewanos: Myths of the New Solar System. Kids program with Dr. Kelley Hunter. Hear stories of newly discovered planetoids past Pluto, with funny-sounding names from around the world. 3:30–4:30 p.m. Jaquith Library, Marshfield. Free. Pre-register: 426-3581.

Father & Daughter Valentine’s Dance. Hosted by Montpelier Recreation Department. Open to dads, relatives, family friends and daughters of all ages. Refreshments provided. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Capitol Plaza, 100 State St., Montpelier. $20 per family advance; $25 per family at door. 225-8699. montpelierrec.org

Purrrses for Paws. Fundraiser benefitting the Humane Society of Chittenden County. An evening of new and like-new purses, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Silent auction 6 p.m.; live auction 6:45 p.m. Burlington International Airport. $25 includes parking. chittendenhumane.org

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Home Share Now Information. 12:30–2 p.m. Visit our table at Hunger Mountain Coop, Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. If you are unable to attend but would like more information please contact Home Share Now: 479-8544, information@homesharenow.org

Dinner and a Movie at Montpelier Senior Activity Center. Enjoy a fun and whimsical dinner inspired by the 1989 film starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, followed by a screening of the film. Call MSAC for film title. 5:30 p.m. MSAC, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $20. 223-2518

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. 

Polar Bear Wonderland. Join naturalist and expedition leader Sean Beckett on a photographic exploration of the ecology, culture and uncertain future of the King of the Arctic. Part of the NBNC Naturalist Journey’s Lecture Series. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $5 suggested donation. northbranchnaturecenter.org

Name That Movie! Watch a fun barrage of video clips, try to identify the titles of a wide variety of popular films and win prizes. Game brought to you by the Green Mountain Film Festival. Come early for trailers and sneak peeks of what’s to come at next month’s festival. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Bolton Lodge & Bryant Cabin Restoration Fundraiser. Family fun downhill race and Nordic scavenger hunt. Apres ski awards ceremony, silent auction and raffle prizes. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Bolton Valley Resort. events@boltonvalley.com. For details: http://www.boltonvalley.com/dining-and-events/events-calendar/family-fun-race-backcountry-scavenger-hunt-fundraiser-1374

Home Share Now Information. 9:30 a.m.–noon. Visit our table at Waterbury Pharmacy, 149 S. Main St., Waterbury. If you are unable to attend but would like more information please contact Home Share Now: 479-8544, information@homesharenow.org

Fresh Tracks Farm Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Feb. 13–14. Enjoy Laughing Moon chocolates and direct from the barrel samples. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm, 4373 Rt. 12 Berlin. 223-1151. freshtracksfarm.com

Mother & Son Valentine Bowling. Hosted by Montpelier Recreation Department. Open to moms, relatives, family friends and sons of all ages. Noon–1:30 p.m. Twin City Lanes, Barre-Montpelier Rd., Barre. $15. Pre-registration required: 225-8699. montpelierrec.org

Tracking the Wild. The EarthWalk Field Institute presents Tracking the Wild! Adventure through the snowy woods learning to read the stories of the wild with EarthWalk Director Angella Gibbons. 1–4 p.m. Hawthorn Meadow on Goddard College campus, Plainfield. $25. Space is limited. Registration required. 454-8500. info@earthwalkvermont.org. earthwalkvermont.org

“Give it UPP” Auction Gala. Hosted by Union Playground Project (UPP). Three Penny Bar, savory snacks and desserts, photo booth, Dave Keller Band. 6:30–11 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Alumni Hall, 36 College St., Montpelier. $25. Tickets available at Capitol Stationers and eventbrite.com

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Snowshoe Duxbury with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 5 miles round trip. Snowshoe to Montclair Glen Lodge from Couching Lion parking lot. Meet at Montpelier High School. Contact Michael for meeting time: 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net

Fresh Tracks Farm Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Feb. 13–14. Enjoy Laughing Moon chocolates and direct from the barrel samples. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm, 4373 Rt. 12 Berlin. 223-1151. freshtracksfarm.com

Twin Valley Senior Center Valentine’s Day Feast. Eat-in or takeout (call ahead for takeout). Stuffed chicken breast, potatoes, vegetables, roll, dessert. 50/50 raffle. 1–3 p.m. TVSC, 4583 Rt. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. Enter through the back of the building at the ramp. By donation. 223-3322. twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net. twinvalleyseniors.org

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

GAL Program. Learn more about volunteering for the Guardian Ad Litem program in Washington County. The program is in need of volunteers to help vulnerable children in the court system. Learn about the need, number of foster children in VT and basics of the program and hear from current GALs about why they volunteer. 1–2 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518

EarthWalk After School Programs Open House. Children ages 8–12 interested in learning more about EarthGirls and EarthScouts after school programs are invited to attend an afternoon open house. 3:30–6 p.m. 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. For more information and to register: 454-8500 or anika@earthwalkvermont.org

Women’s Writing Workgroup. Quiet, supportive space for women to write who otherwise have difficulty finding the time or space to do so. Writing prompts provided or bring your own projects. Drop in first and third Mon., 6:30–8:30 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. Register: 888-1261 or riverartsvt.org

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Pacem School Open House. Classes and support for homeschoolers ages 10–18. 5:30–6:30 p.m. 32 College St., Montpelier. 223-1010. Pacemschool.org

Poetry Clinic. The first hour of the clinic will be devoted to generative poetry writing exercises; the second hour will be devoted to respectful critiques of work you bring to or make in class. Every first and third Tues., 6–8 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org

Armchair Travel: Prague to Budapest. Have you ever wondered what a trip on a river boat along the Danube River would be like? Are you curious to see the inside of a riverboat? Travel from Prague to Budapest with photos of many of the sights along the way. 6:30–8 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518

New Latino’s Documentary Screening. Episode 4 of PBS Latino Americans series highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities. Discussion after the film will be led by UVM Professor Luis Vivanco. VHC Latino Americans program series. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

CVHHH Public Foot Care Clinic. Individuals should bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion. 8:30 a.m.–noon. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. $15. 223-1878. www.cvhhh.org/footcare

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.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana. With With Debby Haskins, Executive Director of SAM-VT. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. Doors open 12:30 p.m. for those wishing to bring a brown bag lunch; program starts 1:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. By donation.

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, FEBRUARY 18

EarthWalk Village School and Teen Land Project Open House. Children and teens ages 6–17 interested in learning more about EarthWalk’s Village School or Teen Land Project are invited to attend a morning open house. 9 a.m.–noon. 123 Pitkin Rd. Plainfield. For more information and to register: 454-8500 or anika@earthwalkvermont.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.

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.

A Vermont Carbon Tax: How Might it Affect Working Families and People with Low Incomes? A forum to address the effects of a carbon tax on people with low incomes and working families. A panel presentation will be followed by an open discussion. Transition Town Montpelier series. 6 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. Sponsored by Transition Town Montpelier, Vermont Action for Peace and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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.

Making Tax Season Easier. A free workshop filled with tax preparation tips for everyone from the novice to the expert. 7–8 p.m. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Pl., S. Royalton. 763-7094. librarian@royaltonlibrary.org

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Snowshoe Middlesex with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. About 6 miles round trip. White Rock via the Middlesex Trail. Contact Steve or Heather for meeting time and place: stevecbailey@gmail.com or 609-424-9238

Tea House Clinic. Get herbal nutritional supplementation through the form of teas and/or tinctures. Herbal tea sharing with other professional services available. Every third Sat., 9 a.m.–noon. Tea House Exchange at Another Way Community Center, 125 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; donations welcome. Rosalene: 793-9371. manywordsherbs1.weebly.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.

Capital City Indoor Farmers’ Market. Over 30 vendors in all, more than half of them selling farm products. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier.    montpelierfarmersmarket.com

Talk: Botanical Trip to Washington State and Vancouver Island. Illustrated talk by Don Avery, co-owner of Cadys Falls Nursery in Morrisville. Avery’s main objective was to observe the western maidenhair fern in many diverse habitats. 1–3 p.m. Waterbury Senior Center, 14 Stowe St., Waterbury. Free; open to the public. hardyplantclubvt@gmail.com

Cabin Fever Spelling Bee. Annual contest between local writers and readers. The writer’s team includes Roberta Harold, David Goodman, Rowan Jacobsen, Brett Stanciu and others. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. $12 advance; $15 at door. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org