Upcoming Events

OCT. 9

Permaculture, Health and Race Workshop. Explore the role of race, class, accessibility and visibility, as factors in our quest for a more sustainable, healthy way of life. Presented by Goddard College’s Undergraduate Program. 10:30 a.m.–noon. Clockhouse, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free. Lunch available in dining hall, $12. 454-8311. karen.werner@goddard.edu. goddard.edu.

Worcester Clothing Swap Drop Off. Drop off your gently used clothing or accessories free from stains and tears. Noon–5 p.m. Worcester Town Hall. Rte. 12, Worcester.

Stone Carving Demonstration. Ryan Mays, sculptor, will demonstrate stone carving techniques. Part of the American Craft Week celebration. 2–4 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.com.

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

Film Screening: The House I Live In. Narcotics officers, inmates and federal judges, all weigh in on how the America’s criminal justice system deals with drugs and addiction, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy. Film and panel discussion. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Discussion of the proposed quality and performance measure changes for year two of Vermont’s ACO shared savings programs.  1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center Building, 89 Main St., Montpelier. gmcboard.vermont.gov.

OCT. 10

Worcester Clothing Swap Drop Off. Drop off your gently used clothing or accessories free from stains and tears. Noon–5 p.m. Worcester Town Hall. Rte. 12, Worcester.

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. 

The Compassion Mantra: What Is It & Why Should I Practice It? Geshe-la will explain the power of mantras and how, by reciting a set of sounds, we can bring more compassion into our daily lives. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Milarepa Center, 1344 US Rte. 5 S., Barnet. Free. 633-4136. milarepa@milarepacenter.org.

Italian Traditional Village Dance. Dances still being done today in small mountain villages. 7–10 p.m. Middlesex Town Hall, 5 Church St., Middlesex. Free. 229-1490.

OCT. 11

Young Adventurers Club. Easy. YAC helps parents and kids get outdoors to hike, play, learn and make friends. Contact leaders for trip location, details and meeting time and place: Lexi at 229-9810 or Mike at 223-8493.

Onion River 8k Trail Race. With Onion River Sports. All proceeds benefit North Branch Nature Center. Registration 8:30 a.m.; race starts 9 a.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. $20. Tristan: 229-9409 or events@onionriver.com.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection. Last household hazardous waste event of 2014 and one of the largest collections of the year. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Department of Labor parking lot, 5 Green Mountain Dr., Montpelier. $15 per carload for CVSWMD residents; businesses must call ahead to pre-register. 229-9383 ext. 105. carlw@cvswmd.org. For details: cvswmd.org/what-is-hazardous-waste.html

Worcester Clothing Swap. Get some new-to-you clothing and accessories. Benefits the Worcester Food Shelf. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Worcester Town Hall, Rte. 12, Worcester. $1 per bag (bring your own). 552-7494.

Kids Creating Music. With Bob Brookens. Children sing, dance and play instruments during this lively story hour. For ages 18 month–4 years. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Montpelier Memory Café. A social gathering where people experiencing memory loss and their care partners come together. 10–11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Lisbeth: 229-9630.

Annual Fall Festival at Water Tower Farm. Horse rides, games, food, pumpkin painting and more. Meet the famous Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis. Help honor our veterans at this annual event. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Water Tower Farm, 386 Rte. 2, Marshfield. Free. 426-3781.

Montpelier Home Tour. Five of Montpelier’s showcase homes will open for a self-guided tour. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $20 advance; $25 day of event. Tickets will be available on the tour day at three of the five Home Tour houses: 107 College St., 4 Hinkley Ave., and 485 Elm St. montpelierhometour.com.

Trade for Handmade. Bring in a mass-produced mug and trade it for 20 percent off a handmade one. Part of the American Craft Week celebration. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.com.

We Walk Week: Montpelier’s Trees. John Snell leads an easy walk looking at favorite and special trees of the urban forest. 1–2 p.m. Meet in front of City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751. jrsnelljr@gmail.com.

We Walk Week: Forest Trails Less Traveled. Harris Webster leads a moderate walk of some lesser known Montpelier trails. Rain or shine. 1–3 p.m. Meet at the Park and Ride behind Department of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Dr., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751. jrsnelljr@gmail.com.

Second Saturday: Genealogical Clues in Family Photos. Noted genealogist and historian Maureen Taylor will present a public talk about using family photographs to further your research into genealogy. 2–3 p.m. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre. 479-8500 or 828-2180. vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Pottery Demonstration. Deborah Van Ness will demonstrate wheel throwing. Part of the American Craft Week celebration. 2–4 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.com.

Fundraiser Chicken BBQ and the Cold Country Bluegrass Band. Benefiting Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding Program. Food, music, silent auction and meet and greet with Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis. 2–5 p.m. Water Tower Farm, 386 Rte. 2, Marshfield. Adults $10; children 12 and under $5. 426-3781. rhythmoftherein.com.

Enchanted Forest. Theater, singing, dancing, puppetry, musicians, storytelling and more. Park trails will be lined with candlelit jack-o-lanterns and paper lanterns. Decorations from local artists and high school students will hang from the trees. 4–8 p.m. New Shelter, Hubbard Park, Montpelier. Advance: adult $8; children $4; family of up to six $20. At event: adult $10; children $5; family of up to six $25. Children two and under free. 223-7335. Sophie.Halpin.VISTA@gmail.com.

Chicken Pie Supper. Two seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $11; children 10 and under $5. Reservations required. Reservations or take-outs: 229-9158.

Harvest Chicken Dinner. Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, homemade pies and cakes, beverages. 5:30 p.m. Central Vermont Catholic School, 79 Summer St., Barre. Adults $12; children 12 and under $6. Reservations required by Oct. 6. 479-0667 or 479-9619.

American Legion Auxiliary Annual Chicken Pie Supper. Social hour 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. American Legion, Post 10, Main St., Barre. $10. Tickets available at the post. Connie: 479-0497.

Fundraiser Chicken BBQ and the Cold Country Bluegrass Band. Benefiting Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding Program. Food, music, silent auction and meet and greet with Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis. 2–5 p.m. Water Tower Farm, 386 Rte. 2, Marshfield. Adults $10; children 12 and under $5. 426-3781. rhythmoftherein.com.

Sex Talk. A safe, sacred, confidential monthly women’s group exploring all aspects of sexuality. Tonight’s topic is BDSM. Curiosity and openness encouraged. 7–9 p.m. Inner Sea Healing Arts, 56 E. State St., Montpelier. Free. 498-3510.

OCT. 12

Hike Spruce Mountain with Green Mountain Club. Plainfield. Easy. 4 miles round trip. Great views from the fire tower. Contact leader Ken for meeting time and place:  hertzkj@gmail.com.

Benefit Trail Ride for Rhythm of the Rein. Gorgeous fall foliage on miles of forest trails and back roads. Marshfield. Entry and pledge forms: rhythmoftherein.org, Guy’s Farm and Yard, Agway, Tractor Supply and Morrisons. 426-3781.

Harvest Market and Apple Pie Contest. With Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative. Noon–3 p.m. Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield. Free. 276-0787. info@floatingbridgefoodandfarms.com. floatingbridgefoodandfarms.com.

We Walk Week: Trees of the Urban Forest. John Snell leads a moderate walk to favorite spots in Hubbard Park. Rain or shine. 2–4 p.m. Hubbard Park Tower, Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

We Walk Week: Montpelier Schools, Past and Present. Paul Carnahan leads an easy, historical walk to five school buildings. Rain or shine. 2–3:15 p.m. City Hall Plaza. Free. 229-1751.

Shape Note/Sacred Harp Sing. No experience needed. All welcome. Second Sun through Dec., 3–5 p.m. Plainfield Community Center (above the co-op). 595 9951 or nscottieharrison@gmail.com.

Meet the Author: Douglas J. Gladstone with Lou Del Bianco. Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore. 6:30–8 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-7550. aldrichpubliclibrary@gmail.com. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

OCT. 13

Overcoming Early Obstacles to Breastfeeding. Board certified lactation consultant and registered nurse Margaret O’Toole teaches how to anticipate and overcome common obstacles to happy breastfeeding. 10 a.m.–noon. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, 174 River St., Montpelier. Free. Register in advance. 595-7953. gbcv91@gmail.com. goodbeginningscentralvt.org.

Twin Valley Senior Center Flu Clinic. CVHHH administers shots. Flu and pneumonia shots are available. Bring insurance cards. Handicapped accessible. 9:30–11:30 a.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-3322.

Twin Valley Senior Center Health Fair. TVSC hosts CVHHH, health professionals and insurances. Alzheimers theme. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-3322

Flu Vaccination Clinic by CVHHH. Bring your Medicare, BC/BS or MVP card with you.10:30–11:30 a.m. Evergreen Place, 5308 Main St., Waitsfield. Free. Reservations required. CVHHH flu hotline: 224-2299. cvhhh.org.

We Walk Week: Montpelier’s Trees. John Snell leads an easy walk to see trees in urban forest. Rain or shine. Noon–2 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

We Walk Week: History of Industry along Montpelier’s Winooski River. Manuel Garcia leads a moderate, historical walk focused on river industries. Rain or shine. 1–3 p.m. Porch of Pavilion Building. 109 State St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

Honey on a Razor Blade: The Problem With Attachment. Geshe-la will explain what attachment is and how to overcome it to experience more peace and happiness. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Milarepa Center, 1344 US Rte. 5 S., Barnet. Free. 633-4136. milarepa@milarepacenter.org.

OCT. 14

Hike Stowe with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 5 miles. Shorter or longer options available. Bring lunch, water and dress for the weather. Meet at Department of Labor parking lot next to the Montpelier recreation path. Contact leaders Reidun and Andrew for meeting time: 223-3550.

We Walk Week: Public Art Promenade. Rob Hitzig leads an easy walk to see public art in the city. Rain or shine. Noon–12:45 p.m. Meet at City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

Lunch and Learn with Rebecca Dalgin. Spend your lunch hour chatting with the owner of Wild Heart Wellness. Noon–1 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. Pre-register: 552-8105.

Gross National Happiness Workshop. Ginny Sassaman presents her talk From the Streets of New York City to the Green Mountains of Vermont, Why the GNH Movement is Urgent. Tom Barefoot presents Happiness for Policy and using the GNH Policy Tools. Free. 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. tom@gnhusa.org.

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.

We Walk Week: Walk with Nicole Grubman. Author of I Left My Sole in Vermont will lead a moderate walk around the city. 4–5 p.m. Meet at City Hall. Free. 229-1751.

We Walk Week: Talk by Nicole Grubman. Author of I Left My Sole in Vermont talks about enjoyment of walking. 5:15–6:30 p.m. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Public Lecture Series. Chris Ro and Yunim Kim join Vermont College of Fine Arts from Seoul, Korea to discuss Korean-based design projects. 6–7 p.m. Noble Lounge, Noble Hall, 39 College St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 828-8896. jennifer.renko@vcfa.edu. vcfa.edu.

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

The Golden Rule: Love Your Neighbor As Yourself. With Dharma practitioner Geshe Soepa. Teachings on joy, peace and compassion. 6–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Washington County State Senate Candidate Forum.  With moderator Susan Clark, author of Slow Democracy and moderator of Middlesex Town Meeting. 7–8:30 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre. Free; open to the public. 229-4737. lwvofvt.org.

OCT. 15

We Walk Week: StoryWalk, Oct. 15–22. A self-led walk through Wendell Berry’s poem, “Peace of the Wild Things.” Noon. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

Who Owns Vermont? A forum on new ownership designs featuring Marjorie Kelly. Panel discussion with local entrepreneurs and thought leaders on emerging alternative ownership models in business, land, energy and finance. 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State St., Montpelier. Free. RSVP: shelley@cleanyield.com.

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.

We Walk Week: Historic Buildings of Montpelier. Bill Merrylees leads an easy walk to enjoy some of the city’s historic buildings. Noon–1 p.m. Meet at the corner of State and Main streets (by TD Bank), Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture: Wildlife CSI. Author of Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species gives a look into the world of illegal wildlife trade. 1:30–3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $5 suggested donation. 223-2518.

We Walk Week: Photographing Downtown Montpelier. John Snell leads an easy walk to photograph downtown. Bring a camera. All skill levels welcome. 4:30–5:30 p.m. Meet at City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

Barre Solar Heat Workshop: Learn about Solar PV and How to Heat/Cool with Heat Pumps. Learn how the technologies work, how they fit into our state’s energy plans, how our “no upfront cost” program is structured and more.  5:30–6:30 p.m.  Barre Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre. suncommon.com.

Edward Jones Financial Workshop: Preparing for the Unexpected. With Roberto P. Abele. 6:30–8 p.m. Montpelier High School. Free. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Amy: 223-1617 or  amy.cavanagh@edwardjones.com.

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.

Book Talk: Seasons of Leadership with Susan Palmer. Strengths-based approach to learning more about yourself as an agent of change and to identify your own next steps as a leader. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Family Themed Movies. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. Call library for film title: 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

OCT. 16

We Walk Week: Forest Trails Less Traveled. Harris Webster leads a moderate walk of some less-traveled trails in the city. Noon–1 p.m. Meet at Department of Labor parking lot off Green Mountain Dr., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center Building, 89 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. gmcboard.vermont.gov.

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.

Norwich University’s Fall 2014 Writers Series. Vermont author Ben Hewitt will read from his latest book, Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting Off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World. 4 p.m. Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield.

VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Public Lecture Series. Join Pentagram design partner Eddie Opara as he discusses his design practice and career. 6–7 p.m. Noble Lounge, Noble Hall, 39 College St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 828-8896. jennifer.renko@vcfa.edu. vcfa.edu.

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.

Montpelier’s Moonlight Madness. Blowout sales throughout downtown Montpelier and stargazing. Organized by Montpelier Alive and Montpelier Business Association. 6–9 p.m. Shops and businesses thoughout downtown Montpelier. 223-9604. director@montpelieralive.org.

Windows on Waldorf. Explore the Orchard Valley Waldorf School grade school and take a walk through Waldorf education. Faculty will lead a guided tour describing the core curriculum and showcasing student work. 6:30–8 p.m. OVWS Grades Building, 2290 Rte. 14, E. Montpelier. Register: 56-7400 or morgan.i@ovws.org. ovws.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.

Transition Town. With Aaron Guman. To learn more about the movement before coming to this event visit www.transitionus.org/transition-towns. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

We Walk Week: Bridges of Montpelier. Kaitlin O’Shea of Historic Preservation leads a 2-mile walk exploring our bridges. 4–5:30 p.m. Meet in front of Vermont State House, State St., Montpelier. Free. 229-1751.

OCT. 17

South Central Washington County Candidates Forum on Elder Issues. Meet state Senate and Washington Districts 1,2,3 and 4 House candidates. Discuss important elder issues. Light breakfast. 8–10 a.m. Westview Meadows, 171 Westview Meadows Rd., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 229-4731 ext. 2 or gini@vermontelders.org. 223-1068 or dprovost@westviewmeadows.com.

CVCOA Chats. Do you have questions about health insurance or other senior services? Sarah Willhoit, information and assistance specialist with Central Vermont Council on Aging, is available to chat by appointment. 9 a.m.–noon. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Call to schedule appointment: 479-4400.

CVHHH Public Flu Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your Medicare, BC/BS or MVP card with you. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. St. Leo Hall, 109 S. Main St., Waterbury. CVHHH flu hotline: 224-2299. cvhhh.org.

Friends of the Aldrich Library Fall Foliage Book Sale. Gently used books, audio-books, videos and more for all ages at rock bottom prices. Especially good selection of children’s books. Noon–6 p.m. Milne Room, Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-4185.

Balance: Thesis Work by Graduating VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Students. Part of Montpelier Artwalk event. 4–8 p.m. 54 Main St., Montpelier (next to Village Pizza).Free; open to the public. 828-8896. jennifer.renko@vcfa.edu. vcfa.edu.

Art Walk with Shelagh Shapiro & Daryl Storrs. Daryl Storrs creates an original block print at 4 p.m. Shelagh Shapiro signs and reads from her book Shape of the Sky at 7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

OCT. 18

End of Fall Book Sale. The last weekend to choose from thousands of books, from shiny new bestsellers to antique curiosities, at bargain prices. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.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/arcc-additional-recyclables-collection-center.html.

The Cabot Apple Pie Festival. Adult and junior contests with cash and ribbons for the best homemade pies. Raffles, craft show and silent auction. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Pie contest entry deadline is 10:30 a.m. After judging, entered and donated pies will be sold. Cabot School gym, Main St., Cabot. 563-3396. bonniesd@together.net. cabothistory.com/apple-pie-festival

Friends of the Aldrich Library Fall Foliage Book Sale. Gently used books, audio-books, videos and more for all ages at rock bottom prices. Especially good selection of children’s books. 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Milne Room, Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-4185.

Writing Workshops with Sarah Stewart Taylor. Two creative writing workshops—one for educators at 11 a.m. and the other for students (ages 11 up) at 1 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Reservations required. 229-0774. helen@bearpondbooks.com. bearpondbooks.com.

Faith and Family Film Series. Seven Deadly Sins, 2 p.m.; This is Our Time, 4 p.m.; Heaven is for Real, 7:30 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $5. 552-7791.

DCF Book Club.  Join us for pizza and book discussion of The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon by S.S. Taylor. For grades 4–7. Noon. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Balance: Thesis Work by Graduating VCFA MFA in Graphic Design Students. Part of Montpelier Artwalk event. 7–9 p.m. 54 Main St., Montpelier (next to Village Pizza).Free; open to the public. 828-8896. jennifer.renko@vcfa.edu. vcfa.edu.

OCT. 19

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Sponsored by Tom Breslin Community Center to benefit Green Mountain United Way. Satellite games 11 a.m.; tournament starts 1 p.m. 86 Main St., Lyndonville. 626-8106. gailsuerou@gmail.com.

Families of Color. Open to all. Play, eat and discuss issues of adoption, race and multiculturalism. Bring snacks and games to share; dress for the weather. Third Sun., 3–5 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Alyson 439-6096 or alyson@suncatchervt.com.

Pygmalion. The Chandler Film Society presents George Bernard Shaw’s adaptation of his own play. Socializing, canapés, popcorn and beverages at 5:15 p.m. Commentary by film historian Rick Winston and film screening at 6 p.m. Q&A/discussion following the film. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $9. 431-0204. outreach@chandler-arts.org.

OCT. 20

2014 Toys for Tots Christmas Program Sign-Up. To receive toys, sign-up before the deadline.  10 a.m.–noon. Salvation Army of Washington County, 25 Keith Ave., Barre.

SASH Blood Pressure Checks. SASH offers free blood pressure checks, assisting seniors to remain healthy and independent in their homes. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. 223-3322.

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.

A Short Talk on Lama Tsongkhapa. Geshe Soepa will share Lama Tsongkhapa’s life story and dive into who he is and why he is so important to Tibetan Buddhism. 7–8 p.m. Milarepa Center, 1344 US Rte. 5 S., Barnet. Free. RSVP: 633-4136. milarepa@milarepacenter.org.

Author Event: Polly Young-Eisendrath. Young-Eisendrath speaks about her new memoir The Present Heart. 7–8 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

Plainfield Book Club. Third Mon., 7–8:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St. (Rte. 2), Plainfield. Free. 454-8504. cutlerlibrary.org. Our book club page on-line: cutlerlibrary.org/resources/bookclub

OCT. 21

CVHHH Public Flu Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your Medicare, BC/BS or MVP card with you. 9–11 a.m. Barre Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill, Barre. CVHHH flu hotline: 224-2299. cvhhh.org.

2014 Toys for Tots Christmas Program Sign-Up. To receive toys, sign-up before the deadline.  10 a.m.–noon; 4–6 p.m. Salvation Army of Washington County, 25 Keith Ave., Barre.

Lunch and Learn: Eating Healthy at Home with Aeroponics. Robin Singer of Tower Garden shares information on oxidative stress, inflammation and glycation. Noon–1 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. Pre-registration required: 552-8105. robins.towergarden.com.

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.

Family Pumpkin Carving and Spooky Tales. We’ll provide the pumpkins (or feel free to bring your own); you supply supervision of little fingers and your own carving tools. Carving 3 p.m.; Halloween tales 4 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. Register: 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Home Share Now Info Session. Find out what home sharing is all about and have your questions answered. Third Tues., 5:30–6 p.m. Home Share Now. 105 N. Main St., Ste. 103, Barre. 479-8544.

Author Event: Ben Hewitt. 7–8 p.m. Bear Pond Book, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Forum. Meet the candidates, hear their views and ask your own questions. 7–8:30 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre. Free; open to the public. 229-4737. lwvofvt.org.

Natural Marshfield. A series about the local environment. Learn about wetlands, wildlife corridors, the return of the “big cats, bees, bats, pollinators, and more with Vermont naturalists. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Washington County Stamp Club Meeting. This month’s program is on Vermont postal history. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, 3 St. Paul St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-2953. edsbobnan9@myfairpoint.net.

OCT. 22

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Vote on the proposed quality and performance measure changes for year two of Vermont’s ACO shared savings programs. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center Building, 89 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. gmcboard.vermont.gov.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture: Looking for Signs of Life in the Cosmos. With Bobby Farlice-Rubio, science director of Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. 1:30 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free for members; $5 suggested donation for non-members. 454-1234. pdaggett@myfairpoint.net.

CVHHH Public Flu Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your Medicare, BC/BS or MVP card with you. 5–6:30 p.m. CVHHH, 500 Granger Rd., Barre. CVHHH flu hotline: 224-2299. Cvhhh.org.

Northfield Solar Heat Workshop: Learn about Solar PV and How to Heat/Cool with Heat Pumps. Learn how the technologies work, how they fit into our state’s energy plans, how our “no upfront cost” program is structured and more.  5:30–6:30 p.m.  Brown Public Library Community Room, 93 S. Main St., Northfield. suncommon.com.

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.

Edward Jones Financial Workshop: Take Stock in the Market. With Roberto P. Abele. 6:30–8 p.m. Montpelier High School. Free. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Amy: 223-1617 or  amy.cavanagh@edwardjones.com.

Community Sing-A-Long with Rich and Laura Atkinson. A singing background is not necessary and song books will be provided. Musicians are welcome to bring their instrument to accompany the singers. 6:45 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

OCT. 23

CVHHH Public Flu Vaccination Clinic. Please bring your Medicare, BC/BS or MVP card with you. 10–11 a.m. Worcester Town Hall, 20 Worcester Village Rd., Worcester. CVHHH flu hotline: 224-2299. cvhhh.org.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Discussion and vote of final vendors for VHCURES 2.0 Procurement. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center Building, 89 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. gmcboard.vermont.gov.

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

Meet the Author: Katherine Paterson. Stories of My Life to be released this month. 6:30–8 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free. 476-7550. aldrichlibrary@gmail.com. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Jewish Identity in Film. Rick Winston will discuss the emergence of several young writer-directors who displayed confident and complex viewpoints on Jewish identity.  6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

OCT. 24

Free Film Screening. A popular Hollywood classic. Call center for film title. 2:30–4:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.

Maplehill School and Farm Harvest Supper. Enjoy an evening of homemade, local food. 6 p.m. 1350 East Hill Rd., Plainfield. Adults $10; children 12 and under and seniors 55+ $6; families of four or more $28. 454-7747. jamie@maplehillschoolandfarm.org. maplehillschoolandfarm.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. 

Twin Valley Senior Center Movie Night. TVSC and Cutler Library present Vermont Freedom and Unity, Part Two of a series. Suitable for families. 6:30–9 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, Blueberry Commons, E. Montpelier. By donation. 223-3322.

OCT. 25

Stowe Work Hike. All abilities. Various distances. Smugglers’ Notch. Fall walk-through on the Long Trail/Elephant’s Head and Sterling Pond trails. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. 8 a.m. Meet at Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. 223-3935. trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

Ski & Skate Sale Event. Drop off items to sell Oct. 23, 4–7 p.m. and Oct. 24, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Sale is on Oct. 25, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. 225-8699. montpelierrec.org.

Fall Foliage Family Hike. Fun hike for the whole family. All are welcome. 10 a.m. Meet at Frog Pond in Hubbard Park, Montpelier. Free. 505-1436. ashmroy86@gmail.com. goodbeginningscentralvt.org.

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Pie Sale. Art forms are varied, including visual, performance, poetry and food. Pumpkins are on site and free. Pies for sale from local community members and restaurants. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-9604. director@montpelieralive.org.