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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.

Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau Release Party. Special food items, wine and a pre-fixed menu. 5:30 p.m. NECI on Main, 118 Main St., Montpelier. 225-3304

Dream Enactment. Curious about what dreams mean? If you engage in our group dreamwork, where we act out each others dreams, you might discover the unique messages in dreams. Join dream analysts Mary Kay Kasper and Jackie Earle-Cruickshanks for an exploration of our inner dreamscapes. 5:45–7:45 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library basement, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 522-6889.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. Monthly group for people affected by a suicide death. Third Thurs., 6–7:30 p.m.

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.

Film: Food For Thought, Food For Life. A new documentary directed by Susan Rockefeller, is an informative call-to-action film created to help us think differently about what we eat, and to make changes that will positively impact our health, environment and communities. Panel discussion follows. 6 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org

Giving Thanks and Giving Back with the Mad River Valley Community. Rice and Bean dinner to benefit those struggling locally and globally with food security. Dance to music by the Funk Collection. All proceeds benefit the Mad River Valley Interfaith Council Thanksgiving food baskets and Amurtel’s refugee feeding programs for Syrian and Haitian families. Bring a food item for the baskets and get entered into a grand prize drawing. 6 p.m. Sugarbush Gatehouse Lodge, Warren. $20.

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.

Bats, White-nose Syndrome, and Citizen Science. learn about Vermont’s nine species of bats, including fascinating facts about their biology and behavior, with Alyssa Bennett of Vermont Fish & Wildlife. 6:30–8 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. Register: 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

Seafood Night at NECI on Main. Seafood specials. Student-inspired. NECI on Main, 118 Main St., Montpelier



Information on Home Share Now. Wonder if home sharing is right for you? Home Share Now invites you to stop by their table at the Montpelier Senior Center. 10:30 a.m.–noon. MSAC, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 479-8544. information@homesharenow.org

March for International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Black armbands will be provided as well as signs that shine a light on the violence experienced by transgender individuals. All are invited. Noon–1 p.m. Meet at intersection of State and Main streets, Montpelier. saddleshoes2@gmail.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.

Greensboro Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Candles, jewelry, knitted goods, paintings, food items, Christmas wreaths and other specialties. A delicious lunch (11 a.m.–1 p.m.) and holiday baked goods will be available. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. UCC Church Fellowship Hall, Greensboro. 533-2223. greensborochurch@gmail.com

13th annual Berlin Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament. Open to players of all abilities in grades K-12 — no membership required. Players grouped by grade level. Trophies/medals to top finishers in each group. 9 a.m. Berlin Elementary School, 372 Paine Turnpike N., Berlin. Register: http://vtchess.info/Events/13th_Berlin_VT_Fall_Scholastic.htm

Capital City Farmers’ Market Thanksgiving Market. Farm-fresh ingredients and gifts from 50 farmers, food producers and craftspeople for your Thanksgiving feast. Door prizes every half hour. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. For preorders of turkey, pies, roasts and other holiday fixings, contact our vendors at http://www.montpelierfarmersmarket.com/our-vendors/

Information on Home Share Now. Learn more about home sharing! 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Visit Home Share Now at the Montpelier Thanksgiving Holiday Market, Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. 479-8544. information@homesharenow.org

OVWS Puppet Show at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The much-loved puppet show, Mashenka and the Bear, will be performed by the Orchard Valley Waldorf School Early Education faculty. In this Russian folk tale, marionette puppets tell the story of little Mashenka, who comes upon a bear’s house when she loses her way in the forest. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

Workshop: Lantern Making. In preparation for Morrisville’s Festival of Lights parade in December. Lanterns may take any shape and size, so community members are encouraged to collaborate with friends and get creative. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for children under 4. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. Free. Pre-registration required: 888-1261. riverartsvt.org



Walk Burlington Bike Path with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 10 miles round trip. Echo Center to the Colchester municipal line across the Winooski River Bridge and return. Contact Michael for meeting time and place: 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net.

Rural Vermont 30th Anniversary Celebration Finale. All year long, Rural Vermont has been celebrating thirty years of amplifying the voices of farmers and advocating for a fair food system. Farmers tell their stories. Music from Patti Casey, Colin McCaffrey and Pete Sutherland. Cash bar. 6:30 p.m. Bethel Town Hall, 134 S. Main St., Bethel. $10. ruralvermont.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.

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.

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.



Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop. Six week workshop, Tues., Nov. 17–Dec. 22. Helps anyone living with a chronic disease (and caregivers) build the skills needed to manage their condition, share experiences and receive mutual support. The program focuses on pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication uses, emotions and communicating with health care providers.      9:30 a.m.–noon. Gifford Conference Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. Free. Register: 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.



Holiday Helpers Available. Pick-up at La Brioche, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3188. neci.edu/restaurants/neci-on-main/

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.



43rd annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Hosted by The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club, with support from central Vermont individuals, churches, organizations and businesses. All are welcome, with delivery service available to those who are home bound. 11:30 a.m.¬–2 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Deliveries can be scheduled for Thanksgiving Day by calling 229-9151. The Bureau is seeking volunteers for Thanksgiving, as well as pie bakers and turkey cookers. If you are available to volunteer or would like to make a donation, please call 229-9151 Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.



Flannel Friday. Flannel Friday is Montpelier’s cozy version of Black Friday. Come downtown wearing your flannel and enjoy great deals in Montpelier shops and boutiques. Shop local and get unique holiday gifts. montpelieralive.org

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. (Nov. 27, Dec. 5, 12 and 9) Presenter by Montpelier Alive. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Leaves from City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. Free. montpelieralive.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. 



Small Business Saturday. Sales throughout downtown Montpelier!

Man Bites Bingo. This ain’t yo mama’s bingo and you should also definitely leave the kids at home! Wacky hijinks, guest callers, prizes. Bring a prize if you want to play more than one card. 8 p.m.Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com.espressobueno.com.



Cider Monday. Instead of cyber shopping on Monday, shop local and enjoy more sales and apple cider and other goodies courtesy of downtown Montpelier’s local store owners. 223-9604. events@montpelieralive.org. montpelieralive.org

Montpelier Senior Activity Center Open House. Enjoy music performed by local legend Burr Morse and our own MSAC performance groups. Light refreshments, class demonstrations, socializing with friends and acquaintances. Learn about the activities and programs of the senior center and our partner organizations. Also serves as opening reception of the 1st annual MSAC member art show. More than a dozen MSAC members will showcase their work, including photographs, pastels and watercolors, at the center during the month of December. 5–7 p.m. MSAC, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518



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

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.

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



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.

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

1950s As Seen on Film: Quiz Show. 1994 film examines the 1958 game-rigging scandal involving Charles Van Doren. Presented by Rick Winston. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Program. 12:30–2:30 p.m. 26 Main St., Montpelier.

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.

River Rock School Open House. Tour the school and meet the teachers behind our innovative program for children 5–13. 7–8:30 p.m. River Rock School, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-4700. riverrockschool.org

First Wednesdays: Food Writer Darra Goldstein Explores Riches of Russian Cuisine. Founding editor of Gastronomica Darra Goldstein will explore how Russian cuisine expresses the riches and limitations of the North. Her talk, “Russia, the Land, and Its Food,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. vermonthumanities.org

Jaquith Classic Film Series. Call library for film title. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

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



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

Solar Siting Task Force Public Meeting. 10 a.m.–noon. Vermont State House, Room 10, State St., Montpelier. Open to the public.

Beginner’s Guide to The Alexander Technique. Deepen your understanding of natural movement with self awareness. Explore developmental floor practices, daily activities and group dynamics. Hands-on guidance. Welcoming interest for new class beginning in Feb. 5:30–7:30 p.m. Bethany Church Chapel, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Suggested donation $2–25. Pre-register: http://atclass.eventbrite.com. 223-7230. katie@balancefbeing.com. www.balanceofbeing.com

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

Seafood Night at NECI on Main. Seafood specials. Student-inspired. NECI on Main, 118 Main St., Montpelier



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.

Holiday Farmers Market. Free admission, live music. A variety of local wares for your enjoyment. 3–7 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre.

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.



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

Maple Corner Community Center Holiday Craft Fair. Meet local artists and crafters. Holiday shopping in a cozy environment with great food. 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Maple Corner Community Center, 64 W. County Rd., Calais. hernalser@aol.com

The Manor Annual Holiday Craft Fair. A range of vendors and local artisans featuring handmade jewelry, crafts, quilted items, a “white elephant” table, a bake sale and homemade preserves, pickles and baked goods from The Manor’s “Gramma’s Kitchen” — delicious items made by residents. Live music. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The Manor, 577 Washington Highway, Morrisville. 888-8700. themanorvt.org

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.

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. (Dec. 5, 12 and 9) Courtesy of Montpelier Alive. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Leaves from City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. Free.

Santa Arrives & NECI Cookie Decorating. The New England Culinary Institute continues the Montpelier tradition of a cookie decorating activity as we anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus! First, learn from the best of the best as Chef Kat and NECI students help kids and families make beautiful holiday cookies. Then, Santa Claus arrives in Montpelier and visits with each awaiting child to hear what they want for Christmas! 12:30–4 p.m. City Center, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 223-9604. events@montpelieralive.org. montpelieralive.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.

An Evening at the Library! Fundraiser for the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Complete with food, drink and music this catered gala marks the beginning of the holiday season. This year the library honors Vermont cartoonist Ed Koren whose distinct work has filled the pages of the New Yorker and the New York Times for years. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. $60. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org