Submit an Event! The deadline for calendar submissions is the Friday before publication. We publish all free or by-donation events and all one-time events at no charge — ongoing classes or other for-profit ongoing events are listed in our classified section for a fee. Please send listings to calendar [at] montpelierbridge [dot] com. Montpelier events have priority, then central Vermont events. High-resolution photos are also welcome. Check out the calendar guidelines for more detailed information.
Snowshoe Berlin. 2–3 miles. Moderate to difficult, depending on conditions. Irish Hill and Boyer State Forest area. Meet at Shaw’s in Berlin. Contact leader Steve Lightholder at 479-2304 for details.
MBAC Meeting. Meeting of the Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee. First Thurs., 8 a.m. Police Station Community Room, 534 Washington St., Montpelier. 262-6273.
Beginning the Farm. UVM Extension’s Jessie Schmidt presents an intro to the resources and services available to beginning farmers and shares tips for developing business plans and farm enterprises. 10:30 a.m.–noon. Community Center Media Room, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Health Connect Navigator. Ginny Champney, navigator, provides one-on-one information, advice and assistance for signing up for health care through Vermont Health Connect. 1–5 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Free. Registration: 244-7036.
Travel Talk! Ireland. Learn about Ireland through photos and stories about medicinal herbs and wild foods, urban gardening, an gorta mór (the famine/starvation) and more. 6 p.m. Sovversiva Open Space, 89 Barre St., Montpelier. Donations accepted for Herbalists Without Borders. facebook.com/events/424077057695878/?fref=ts
Diabetes Support Group. First Thurs., 7–8 p.m. Conference room 3, Central Vermont Medical Center. 371-4152.
Reiki Clinic. With Lynne Ihlstrom, reiki master. Typical sessions one-half hour; hour sessions available. Noon–4 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. $15. By appointment only, call: 522-0045.
Pork Roast Takeout Dinner. Pork loin, mashed potato, gravy, salad, corn, applesauce, roll and dessert. Pick up your dinner 4–6 p.m. Waterbury Center Community Church, 3583 Waterbury-Stowe Rd./Rte. 100, Waterbury. $9. Reservation required: 244-8089.
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. email@example.com.
Timber Rattlesnakes of the Appalachian Highlands: Icons for Conservation. Christopher Jenkins, founder and director of the Orianne Society, discusses timber rattlesnakes, their biology and status in New England. Presented by North Branch Nature Center. 7 p.m. Unitarian Church, Main St., Montpelier.
Young Adventurers Club (YAC) Outing. Easy. Details TBA. Contact leaders Lexi Shear, 229-9810, or Mike Wetherell, 223-8493, for more information.
Mud Season Book Sale. Thousands of books, from new bestsellers to antique curiosities. Through Apr. 12. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.
Montpelier Memory Café. Vermont poet Geof Hewitt leads several poetry activities. Bring a poem you have written, or by a favorite poet. Guest speaker Jessie Cornell, the Alzheimer’s Association Vermont Chapter outreach coordinator. For individuals with memory disorders; a care provider must accompany each participant. Refreshments provided. 10 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Free. 229-9630.
Movies for Everyone Series. Films that are fun for all ages. Second Sat., 11 a.m. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426 -3581. firstname.lastname@example.org. marshfield.lib.vt.us.
Writing Workshop. With children’s books authors Kate Messner and Jo Knowles. A workshop for educators and parents. 11 a.m. Children’s Room, Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Registration required: 229-0774, email@example.com or bearpondbooks.com.
Film: To the Wonder. Presented by MSAC and Dharma Film Series. 6:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Suggested donation $3. 224-1001.
Gun Owners of Vermont Rally. Opposing all proposed antigun and ammunition legislation. Noon–3 p.m. State House steps, Montpelier. Information: gunownersofvermont.org or “Gun Owners of Vermont” on Facebook.
Shape Note/Sacred Harp Sing. No experience needed. All welcome. Second Sun., 3–5 p.m. Plainfield Community Center (above the co-op). By donation. 595 9951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit Bake for Rural Vermont. Eat in or take out flatbread. Hosted by American Flatbread. Proceeds of sales donated to Rural Vermont, a nonprofit farmer advocacy organization in Montpelier. 5–10 p.m. American Flatbread,115 St. Paul St., Burlington. 223-7222. ruralvermont.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. email@example.com. cvcoa.org.
Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Second Tues., 6–8 p.m. Child care provided. Wesley Methodist Church, Main St., Waterbury. 476-1480.
Early Childhood Day at the Legislature. Join hundreds of early childhood professionals, parents, employers, and legislators in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Early Childhood Day at the legislature. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Vermont State House and Capitol Plaza Hotel, 115 State St., Montpelier. $30 for activities, breakfast and lunch. Registration: vermontearlychildhoodalliance.org/get-involved/early-childhood-day-legislature. Information: vermontearlychildhoodalliance.org.
Montpelier Ukulele Players. Concert and sing-along with children age 3–4 years from Children’s House. 10:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street. 223-2518. firstname.lastname@example.org. montpelier-vt.org/msac.
Story Banners. Hang your story from the rooftops. Artists age 3–6 years. 11 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Registration: 223-4665 or children’s library desk. kellogghubbard.org.
Vermont Women in the Arts. Vermont Historical Society and Vermont Commission on Women celebrate women’s history month with panel discussion. Noon–1 p.m. Pavilion auditorium; 1–2 p.m. Snelling Room. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., Montpelier. Free. 828-2180. email@example.com. vermonthistory.org/calendar.
Vermont Health Connect Navigator. Ginny Champney, health care navigator, provides one-on-one information, advice and assistance for signing up for health care through Vermont Health Connect. 3–8 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. Free. Registration: 244-7036.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Bereaved Parents Support Group. Second Wed., 6–8 p.m. CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Berlin. Jeneane Lunn 793-2376.
Community Cinema: Medora. Follows Medora, Indiana’s down-but-not-out varsity basketball team, over a season. Cosponsored by Vermont Public Television and Independent Lens. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.
Prime Night. Try out the new 2014 Prime bows. 4–8 p.m. R&L Archery, 70 Smith St., Barre. 479-9151.
Brave Parenting. Krissy Pozatek, local author and parenting coach, offers a “Buddhist inspired guide to raising emotionally resilient children.” Books for sale at event. 6:30–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-4665. kellogghubbard.org.
InventVermont Meeting. Kathy Dever from Stowe, inventor of the I-Mark tape measure, presents how she took her idea from prototype to successful product. 7–9 p.m. Free. Montpelier High School, rm 102, 5 High School Dr. inventvermont.com. i-marktools.com.
Ecumenical Group. Songs of praise, Bible teaching, fellowship. Second and fourth Thurs., 7–9 p.m. Jabbok Center for Christian Living, 8 Daniel Dr., Barre. Free. 479-0302.
Hands-on Bookmaking. With Amy Burns. One-of-a-kind books using new and repurposed materials. 2–4 p.m. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free. 476-7550. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
Pie for Brunch. All you can eat pie, hosted by the Northfield Rotary Club. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Northfield Middle High School. $5. clubrunner.ca/northfield.
Family Fun Day. Day of family-oriented fun: Troy Wunderle’s One Man Circus, Christopher R. and His Flying Purple Guitar, story time presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library and more. Presented by The Family Center of Washington County. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Union Elementary School, 1 Park Ave., Montpelier. 262-3292. fcwcvt.org.
Capital City Farmers Market. Thirty-five vendors, with music by Susannah Blachly. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts gym, Montpelier. Free. 223-2958. email@example.com. montpelierfarmersmarket.com.
Elite Night. Try out the new 2014 Elite bows. Noon–5 p.m. R&L Archery, 70 Smith St., Barre. 479-9151.
Lucky Dog Catsino Night. Be a winner for shelter animals. Play casino games for chance to win prizes. Silent auction. 7–11 p.m. Montpelier Elks Club, 203 Country Club Rd., Montpelier. $20 advance; $25 event. Tickets: CVHS Adoption Center, 1589 Rte. 14S, E. Montpelier or cvhumane.com. Information: 476-3811 x110, firstname.lastname@example.org, or cvhumane.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. 439-6096. email@example.com.
Onion River Exchange Potluck Dinner. Share food, learn about time banking, meet new people and make exchange connections. Bring plate, utensils. 5:30 p.m. ORE office, 46 Barre St., 2F, Montpelier.
Dynamics of Mindfulness. With Robert Kest, Ph.D. Exploring the differences in worldviews and effects of the many approaches labeled mindfulness practice. 6–7:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-6989. Ryokan@juno.com.
Plainfield Book Club. Third Mon., 7–8:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St. (Rte. 2), Plainfield. Free. 454-8504 or cutlerlibrary.org.
Library Book Delivery Service. First and third Tues., 1 p.m. See sign-up sheet near office for more info. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. 223-2518.
The Hungry Heart Film Showing. 6–8 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Rm., 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free.
Washington County Stamp Club Meeting. Those interested in stamp collecting, postal history or picture postcards welcome. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, 3 St. Paul St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2953. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Sharing Info Meeting. Find out what home sharing is all about. Refreshments served. Third Wed., 5:30–6 p.m. Home Share Now, 115 Main St., Barre. RSVP at 479-8544 to ensure ample refreshments.
Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group. Third Wed., 6–8 p.m. Conference room 2, Central Vermont Medical Center. 872-6308 or 866-466-0626 (press 3).
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 email@example.com.
Bear Night. Try out the new 2014 Bear bows. 4–8 p.m. R&L Archery, 70 Smith St., Barre. 479-9151.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. Monthly group for people affected by a suicide. Third Thurs., 6–7:30 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, conference rm. 1, Fisher Rd., Berlin. 223-0924. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transition Town Montpelier: Nature Awareness Through Survival and Primitive Skills. With Brad Salon and Sarah Corrigan of the Roots School. 6–7:45 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.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.
Song Circle: Community Sing-a-Long. With Rich and Laura Atkinson. Song books provided. Third Thurs., 6:45 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581. email@example.com. marshfield.lib.vt.us.
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. 633-2204.
Book Signing and Reception. Publication of Vermont College of Fine Arts President Tom Greene’s new novel, The Headmaster’s Wife. 7 p.m. College Hall Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. 828-8600. firstname.lastname@example.org. vcfa.edu.
Central Vermont Council on Aging Assistance. Do you have questions about health insurance or other senior services? Sarah Willhoit, CVCA information and assistance specialist, answers questions. 9 a.m.–noon. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. By appointment only, call: 479-4400.
Tulsi Tales. Share your mud season and springtime stories, poems and songs. 7 p.m. Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., Montpelier. Free. 223-1431. tulsitearoom.com.
Pruning Trees. With Dave Wilcox, state lands forester, presents information. Participants prune trees on library grounds. A Washington/Orange County Master Gardeners Program. 10 a.m.–noon. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-4665. kellogghubbard.org.
Preview Dorothy Canfield Fisher List. Overview with Grace Greene of the newly announced DCF list and resources for building activities around these books. 11 a.m. Children’s Room, Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. email@example.com. bearpondbooks.com.
Runaway Runway: A Spring Fashion Show. Spring collections from the Blue Moon, No. 9 Boutique and Lenny’s modeled by local community members. Special raffle and afternoon tea. 2–4 p.m.Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $25. Reservations: 728-6464.