Upcoming Events

SEPT. 25

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.

SEPT. 26

Country Fair and Chicken Pie Supper. Book sale, handmade crafts, baked and jarred goods, cookie walk, silent auction, raffle and more. Noon–8 p.m. Seating for chicken pie supper 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Adults $11; children $5. Reserve for supper: 476-6869. Barre Congregational Church, 35 Church St., Barre. For more info. on country fair: 279-1164.

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. Free. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518

Fall Poetry Slam. Hosted by Geof Hewitt. Pizza and drinks follow slam. 6 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free and open to all. 476-7550. aldrichlibrary@charter.net. aldrichpubliclibrary.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. 

Art and Author Night. Art opening of Growing Season, an exhibit of Vermont landscape paintings by Tracey Hambleton. 6–8 p.m. Reading with EF Schreader, author of The Hunger Tree. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Can Business be a Force for Good? Join Tom Chappell, founder of Tom’s of Maine and Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation as they discuss how business can change the world. Part of The Vermont Town Hall, a series of engaging, thought-provoking conversations on local and global issues. 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 7320 Mountain Rd., Stowe. $10. sprucepeaksarts.org/event/vermonttownhall.

Movie Night at Twin Valley Senior Center. 7 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte. 2, E. Montpelier. 223-3322.

SEPT. 27

Image and Identity in the Green Mountain State. Join the Vermont Historical Society for a keynote address by historian Jill Mudgett, lunch and afternoon presentations on Vermont in film and the Vermont Roots Migration Project by UVM Professor Cheryl Morse. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., Montpelier. 828-2180. amanda.gustin@state.vt.us. Register: vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Fourth annual Fall Foliage Clearance Sale and Demo. Includes The Dollhouse Builders Toolbox demonstration, free lunch and refreshments. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; demo 11 a.m. Real Good Toys Dollhouse Factory Outlet, 10 Quarry St., Barre. 479-2217. jodi@realgoodtoys.com. realgoodtoys.com.

Harvest Festival. Live music by Two Cents in the Till and Big Hat, No Cattle. Live painting demo with Jen Lashua. Food, face painting, pick-your-own grapes and a grape-stomp competition. Noon–5 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. Please RSVP on Facebook ASAP. 223-1151. events@freshtracksfarm.com. freshtracksfarm.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.

SEPT. 28

Hike Eden with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. Hike the Long Trail from Eden Crossing and climb the 70 foot tower on Belvidere Mountain. About six miles (round trip) with 2,100 feet elevation gain. Contact leader Ken for meeting time and place: hertzkj@gmail.com. 

Central Vermont Humane Society Yard Sale. Shop to help CVHS care for the animals. Certified appraiser from Kelly Auction House in Boston will be on-site; nominal fee for appraisals. 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Montpelier Elks Club, 203 Country Club Rd., Montpelier. Donations for yard sale accepted Sept. 26, 4–7 p.m. and Sept. 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Donations for yard sale not accepted outside of these times and not at the shelter. cvhumane.com.

Chandler Center for the Arts Open House. The board of Chandler Center for the Arts invites you to an open house and reception to meet new executive director, Kurt Thoma. Music, backstage tours and a Where is Albert contest. 2–4 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. Free. outreach@chandler-arts.org.

Author Readings: Musings. With Ron Padgett and Ellen Bryant Voigt. 3 p.m. Old West Church, Calais. kentscorner.org.

Twin Valley Senior Center Fundraising Dinner. Meat or vegetable lasagna dinner served with salad, garlic bread and dessert. Eat at the center of take home. 4–6 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte.2, E. Montpelier. $10. For reservations call Susan: 223-6954.

SEPT. 29

CVHHH Flu Clinic. CVHHH nurses will provide flu shots. No appointment necessary, just drop in. 1:30–3:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. CVHHH will bill insurance or Medicare otherwise $35 or $15 for high risk patients. Allison: 224-2250.

SEPT. 30

Business Wisdom Circle. Monthly networking and mentoring opportunity for women in business or aspiring to be in business. Nominal fee includes light refreshments. 4:30–6:30 p.m. CVCAC campus, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Information and registration: 479-9813, info@vwbc.org or vwbc.org.

The People’s Café: System Change, Not Climate Change. Did you miss out on the NYC Climate Rally? Or did you go and have experiences to share? Join members of Occupy Central Vermont, 350VT, Rising Tide VT, and the Sierra Club VT for multimedia presentations of the rally, speeches, parades and actions that took place. Music by Aro Veno. 6–8 p.m. Bagitos, 28 Main St., Montpelier.

Author Event: Rowan Jacobsen. Join the author of Apples of Uncommon Character and learn about apple history and flavor. Sample apple treats. 7–8 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

Middlesex Historical Society Meeting. Business meeting, including time for sharing of photos and historical items brought in by members. 7–8:30 p.m. Middlesex Town Hall, downstairs, 5 Church St., Middlesex. Free. 272-8074.

OCT. 1

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

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.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? An Author’s Response. Join Kathryn Davis, award-winning novelist and senior fiction writer at Washington University in St. Louis. A conversation about writing, including her imaginative responses to the question every author knows is coming. Part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 1:30–3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.

Book Signing: Moses Robinson and the Founding of Vermont. Superior Court Judge Robert Mello signs his new full-length biography about Moses Robinson, perhaps Vermont’s most important founding father you never heard of. New book published by the Vermont Historical Society. 4:30¬–6 p.m. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., Montpelier. 479-8519. vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Cancer Support Group. First Wed., 6 p.m. Potluck. For location, call Carole Mac-Intyre 229-5931.

U-32 School Board Meeting. The board wants the community’s input on student learning outcomes that are being developed and how those learning outcomes will be reflected in the budget process, both on a yearly basis and long term. Please come hear a short presentation on these topics and share your thoughts. The public is encouraged to attend. 6 p.m. U-32, Rm. 131, 930 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier. 229-0321.

Edward Jones Financial Workshop: Foundations of Investing. With Roberto P. Abele. 6:30–8 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. $10. RSVP to Amy: 223-1617 or  amy.cavanag@edwardjones.com.

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 1942 directed by Billy Wilder. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. Contact library for film title: 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

1814: America Forged by Fire. Historian Willard Sterne Randall will illustrate the importance of the year 1814 to our nation’s history. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Vincent Van Gogh: What Influenced Him and His Influence on Twentieth-Century Art. With art historian Carol Berry. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. St Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Free. 748-8291. vermonthumanities.org.

OCT. 2

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

Fall Rummage Sale. 4–7 p.m. St. Augustine Rectory, 18 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-5285.

Material Ecology. With Neri Oxman. Lecture how digital design, engineering, material science, artistic forms and ecology can combine to radically transform the design and construction of everyday objects, buildings and systems. 5 p.m. Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont, 26 University Pl., Burlington. Free. Learn.uvm.edu/aiken.

Waterbury Center Community Church Chicken Pie Supper. Chicken pie, mashed potatoes, squash, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls and apple or pumpkin pie. Take-out available by reservation. Three seatings: noon, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Waterbury Center Community Church, Rte. 100 (next to Cold Hollow Cider Mill), Waterbury. Adults $10; children ages 4–10 $5. Reservations: 244-8955.

East Montpelier Elementary School Open House. Ribbon cutting and open house. 5–7:30 p.m. East Montpelier Elementary School, 665 Vincent Flats Rd., E. Montpelier. 223-7936.

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

OCT. 3

2014 Children’s Non-Fiction Book Reviews. A panel will be reviewing our favorite nonfiction books for children, grades PK through 9, for 2014. This is an event for teachers, librarians, parents and anyone else interested in children’s literature. 9–11 a.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free and open to the public. 229-0774. jane@bearpondbooks.com. bearpondbooks.com.

Fall Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; bag sale 1–3 p.m. St. Augustine Rectory, 18 Barre St., Montpelier.

American Craft Week Celebration Starts. Artisans Hand celebrates American Craft Week Oct. 3–12 with artist demos, raffles, “Meet the Artist” events, videos in the gallery, promos with local eateries, a “Community Canvas” and a “Trade for Handmade” event. An opportunity to meet the folks who make the stuff you love and to support handmade and local. See this calendar for event listings. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.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.

Avalon Natural Medicine Fall Open House. Celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week. Learn about naturopathic medicine, meet our physicians and receive special offers on supplements and vitamin shots. Everyone is welcome to attend. 6–8 p.m. Avalon Natural Medicine, 299 College St., Burlington. Free.

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.

18th annual Stowe Oktoberfest, Day One. Event runs Oct. 3–5. Live music and dancing. Beer, wine and wursts available for purchase. 7–11 p.m. Stowe Events Field. stoweoktoberfest.com.

OCT. 4

Hike Mt. Pisgah with Green Mountain Club. Westmore. Moderate. 4-5 miles. 1,500 feet elevation gain. Pleasant hike to a dramatic mountain vista and clifftop view of Lake Willoughby. Round trip from the south parking lot. Contact leaders Christie and Kevin for meeting time and place: 249-8849, publicity@gmcmontpelier.org.

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

Children’s Book Sale. Benefiting the Ainsworth Public Library at the Endowment Fall Festival. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Williamstown High School, 120 Hebert Rd., Williamstown. Free. 433-5887. http://bit.ly/FofAPL.

CVHHH Public Flu Vaccination Clinic. Bring Medicare Part B, BC/BS or MVP card and CVHHH will bill your insurer. 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Berlin. 224-2299.

The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival. Oct. 4–5.  Marketplace, workshops, demos, contests and more. Rain or shine.10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tunbridge Fairgrounds. For full schedule and details: vtsheepandwoolfest.org.

18th annual Stowe Oktoberfest, Day Two. Event runs Oct. 3–5. Oompah bands, authentic Bavarian foods, freshly brewed Vermont beers, traditional singalongs and dancing, silent auction and grand parade. Kids activities include face painting, pumpkin decorating and a bouncy fun house. Parade: 10 a.m., Mountain Rd. and Main St., Stowe. Main event: 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Stowe Event Field. Adults and seniors $10; juniors ages 9–20 $5; children 9 and under free with paid family member. stoweoktoberfest.com.

Old Meeting House Chicken Pie Lunch and Supper. Chicken pie and all the fixin’s. Noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. Adults $12; children $6. Reservations needed: 223-6934.

Worcester United Methodist Church Chicken Pie Dinner. Seatings at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Worcester United Methodist Church, 35 Worcester Village Rd., Worcester. Adults $11; children 12 and under $5. Reservations and take-out: 223-6589 or 229-9513.

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.

Clay Sculpture Demonstration. Georgia Landau demonstrates hand built clay sculpting. Part of  American Craft Week. 2–4 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.com.

Film: Finding the Funk. Movie about the past, present and future of funk music. Narrated by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the Roots. Presented by Goddard College’s undergraduate program. 7–9 p.m. Goddard College, Community Center, Media Room, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free and open to the public. 454-8311. karen.werner@goddard.edu. goddard.edu.

OCT. 5

Hike Hancock and Ripton with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. Seven miles. Hike through a pleasant deciduous forest with a visit to Skylight Pond; check out Silent Cliff on the way back. Contact leaders Steve for meeting time and place: 479-2304.

The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival. Oct. 4–5.  Marketplace, workshops, demos, contests and more. Rain or shine.10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tunbridge Fairgrounds. For full schedule and details: vtsheepandwoolfest.org.

Autumn on the Green. Artisans, crafters, antiques, food and panoramic views. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Event takes place on the Green in the center of Danville on Rte. 2. Free. 684-2528. clinsley@charter.net. autumnonthegreen.org.

Marshfield Harvest Festival. Face painting, cider pressing, arts and crafts, nature activities, field games, music from local bands, book sale, bake sale barbecue, chili cook-off and more. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. Visit the chili tent for the chili cook-off and vote for your favorite, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Adults $8; children $4. Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581.

18th annual Stowe Oktoberfest, Day Three. Event runs Oct. 3–5. Oompah bands, authentic Bavarian foods, freshly brewed Vermont beers, traditional sing-a-longs and dancing. Kids activities include face painting, pumpkin decorating and a bouncy fun house. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Stowe Event Field. Adults and seniors $10; juniors ages 9–20 $5; children 9 and under free with paid family member. stoweoktoberfest.com.

Invasive Plants in the Landscape. Presented by Dan Singleton, Washington County forester. Identify, learn control methods and impacts to ecosystems. 1–3 p.m. Milne Room, Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free. 476-7550. aldrichpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

Painting on Silk Demonstration. Maggie Neale, painter and fiber artist, demonstrates hand painting on silk fabric. Part of the American Craft Week celebration. 1–3 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.com.

OCT. 6

Parent Meet-Up. Come meet other parents, share information and chat over light snacks, coffee and tea. First Mon., 10–11:30 a.m. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. mamasayszine@gmail.com.

Jewelry-making Demonstration. Dave Kaczynski of Khaos Designs will demonstrate metal jewelry design and fabrication 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.

Falling Away: Moving Beyond Western Constructs of Self and Psychotherapy. With Robert Kest, Ph.D. Explore the relationship of mindfulness and psychotherapy. 6–7:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-6989 or ryokan@juno.com.

Classic Book Club. New members always welcome. Most first Mon., 6–8 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St. (Rte. 2), Plainfield. Free. 454-8504. cutlerlibrary.org/resources/bookclub.

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

Creative Nonfiction Reading: Q & A and Book Signing with Stephanie Elizondo Griest. Globe-trotting author and activist visits Goddard College. Sponsored by Goddard College’s BFA in Creative Writing program. 7:30 p.m. Haybarn Theatre, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free. 454-8311. wendy.call@goddard.edu. goddard.edu.

OCT. 7

Bike Stowe with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 20–25 miles. Helmet required. Stowe through Morrisville and return on Randolph Rd. Bring lunch and water or buy lunch in Morrisville. Contact leaders for meeting time and place: Mary G. at 622-0585 or Mary S. at 505-0603.

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

CVHHH Public Flu Vaccination Clinic. Influenza vaccinations. Bring Medicare Part B, BC/BS or MVP card with you and CVHHH will bill your insurer. 9:30–11 a.m. Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall St., Northfield. 224-2299.

Good Beginnings Info Table. Good Beginnings will inform potential volunteers of opportunities to visit and provide helping hands to new parents postpartum. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.

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.

Oil Painting Demonstration. Peggy Watson will paint “en plein air” outside Artisans Hand and discuss painting and making prints from originals. Part of American Craft Week celebration. 2–4 p.m. Artisans Hand Craft Gallery, 89 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9492. ahmanager1@gmail.com. artisanshand.com.

Embodied Pharmacology Workshop. With guest lecturer Larken Bunce of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. Learn to hone your “lab skills” so that you can trust your body to give you the information you need for self-care. 4:30 p.m. Manor Oak Room, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free and open to the public. 454-8311. karen.werner@goddard.edu. goddard.edu.

The Happiness Walk Kick-Off. Central Vermonters Paula Francis and Linda Wheatley are walking across the country collecting stories about happiness and what matters in life. They have already walked 820 miles (Montreal to DC) and will continue from DC to San Francisco on Oct. 12. Come support their effort and celebrate their adventure. The information gathered will be shared and is expected to have important policy implications. 5–7 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. Donations welcome. 535-8383 or 279-4092. info@happinesswalk.com.

Teachings by Dharma Practitioner Geshe Soepa.  Teachings are on joy, peace and compassion. First of a two-part series. 6–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

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.

Author Event: Archer Mayor and Bill Schubart. Authors Archer Mayor and Bill Schubart read from their latest books and discuss Vermont as a character. 7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

Oct.8

Education in Vermont: Vermont’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement. Rebecca Holcombe is Vermont’s first secretary of education. She has been a teacher, school principal and director of  the Dartmouth Teacher Education Program. Part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 1:30–3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.

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.

Edward Jones Financial Workshop: Retirement by Design. With Roberto P. Abele. 6:30¬–8 p.m. Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. $10. RSVP to Amy: 223-1617 or  amy.cavanag@edwardjones.com.

Community Cinema: Women in Space. Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program and features the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts. Film and panel discussion. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Film: Wattstax. A documentary covering a Stax Records-sponsored all-day concert at the 1972 Watts Summer Festival.Presented by Goddard College’s Undergraduate Program. 7 p.m. Goddard College, Community Center, Media Room, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free. 454-8311. karen.werner@goddard.edu. goddard.edu.

Take Two Sonnets and Call Me in the Morning. With Shakespeare scholar Tom Blachly. Hear a revealing tale of one man’s bone-deep love of Shakespeare’s work, and how it dramatically cured his blues, banished his boredom and virtually saved his life.  Come if you’re a fan of Shakespeare’s work, or you’d like a deeper appreciation of it. 7 p.m. Twinfield Union School, 106 Nasmith Brook Rd., Plainfield. $10 suggested donation. Must register in advance: townbraintap.net or 454-1298. rickamcn@charter.net.

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.

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. 

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. 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 a.m.–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.

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.

Opening of the Heart: Bringing Compassion into Practice. With Monica DiGiovanni. Noon–2 p.m. Yoga Mountain Center, 7 Main St., Montpelier. For rates: yogamountaincenter.com. 223-5302.

Yoga of Parenting. With Amy Harris. Noon–3 p.m. Yoga Mountain Center, 7 Main St., Montpelier. For rates: yogamountaincenter.com. 223-5302.

We Walk Week: Montpelier’s Trees. John Snell, chair of Montpelier’s Tree Board, will lead a walk. Learn about some of the fine trees of Montpelier. The walk will focus on the “urban forest” of the city, looking at different species, talking about problems and opportunities and, mostly, enjoying the many wonderful trees we have in Montpelier. Relatively easy walk, 1–2 miles in length all on sidewalks; rain or shine. 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. With Harris Webster. Moderately difficult walk through some of Montpelier’s less traveled trails. Some steep segments, some elevation changes. Some portions of the trail have exposed roots. 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.

Acro Yoga Intensive. With Lori Flower. 4–6 p.m. Yoga Mountain Center, 7 Main St., Montpelier. For rates: yogamountaincenter.com. 223-5302.

Yoga for Emotional Balance: Get Rooted, Relaxed and Radiant. With Anjali Budreski. 4–6 p.m. Yoga Mountain Center, 7 Main St., Montpelier. For rates: yogamountaincenter.com. 223-5302.

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. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, homemade pies and cakes, beverages. Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of America. 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.