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THURSDAY, JUNE 18

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Rate review forum. 1–4 p.m. Green Mountain Care Board board room, City Center, 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.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. Monthly group for people affected by a suicide death. Third Thurs., 6–7:30 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, conference rm. 1, Fisher Rd., Berlin. 223-0924. calakel@comcast.com. afsp.org.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. Child care provided. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. 476-1480.

River Arts Photo Co-op. Gather, promote and share your experience and knowledge of photography with other photography enthusiasts in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. Adults/teens. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.

Toxic Action Center’s Annual Activism Celebration. Celebrate the achievement in Vermont’s move toward Zero Waste. Learn about Zero Waste before the Universal Recycling Law goes into effect. 6–8:30 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre.

Let Your Brilliance Shine. Come hear Tom McElroy discuss some new ideas about our purpose. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Montpelier. 7 p.m; music 6:30 p.m. State House lawn, Montpelier. 888-7422. https://youtu.be/DJKrBwN1YMg

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.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 19

Home Share Now Informational Session. 1–3 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin. Free. Walk-ins welcome. For further information or to RSVP: 479-8544 or info@homesharenow.org.

June Meeting of The Bridge Board of Directors. Members of the community are welcome to join discussions. Open discussion, topical questions and new ideas, 1–2 p.m.; business meeting, 2–3 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, Stone Science Hall, 62 Ridge St., Montpelier. 223-5112.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Celebrate Solar Tours. Featuring public tours of more than 40 solar systems of varying size throughout the state. The public will have the opportunity to get an up-close understanding of the technology, economics and benefits to the community. Open systems will be designated with roadway signage and many will feature music, refreshments or other entertainment. Among the solar sites participating are Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and Small Dog Electronics. revermont.org/main/celebrate-solar-tours/

TVSC Annual Flea Market. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Twin Valley Senior Center activities. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. 223-3322.

Yard Sale. Furniture, books, knick knacks, dishes and all sorts of household items. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Lighthouse Christian Church, corner of St. Paul and School streets, Montpelier. 522-7846.

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.

‘Every Hero Has a Story’ Kick-Off. Children’s librarian, Nicole, will be there with a superhero mask activity and with a special food-themed storytime. Register for the Summer Reading Program and get your reading log. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Capital City Farmers Market, 60 State St., Montpelier.

Radical Joy for Hard Times. Join the Global Earth Exchange creating an act of beauty at the site of place that has been wounded by human activity or natural disaster. 10 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 249-7377. fran@vermontwildernessrites.com. radicaljoyforhardtimes.org

Plant Sale. Perennials, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs, berries and annuals. Assorted gently used vases, flower pots, planters, trellis, tools, garden ornaments. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. United Church of Northfield, 58 S. Main St., Northfield.

Coffee with a Cop. Police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. 1 p.m. Vermont Historical Society, 109 State St., Montpelier. Free.

Benefit for North Branch Nature Center. With music from The Sky Blue Boys, Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner. Silent auction. Flatbread and salad. 6–8 p.m. Lareau Farm, 48 Lareau Rd., Waitsfield. Suggested donation: adults $18; kids $9. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

Game Night. A table of friends plus a round of drinks plus your favorite board, card or dice game equals a night of fun. There’s even a stage for charades. 7 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 21

Washington Unitarian Universalist Church Summer Services Start. This simple, historic church in Washington dating back to its construction in 1848, has a most unique and beautiful interior that is a sight to behold and holds a great history. Share a potluck lunch. 10 a.m. Washington Unitarian Universalist Church, Rt.110, Washington. washingtonvtuu.org.

Floating Bridge Food & Farms Coop Early Summer Market. Learning, eating, shopping, local foods, plants and gifts with a highlight on local summer herbs. Noon–3 p.m. Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield. 276-0787. info@floatingbridgefoodandfarms.com. floatingbridgefoodandfarms.com

Father-Kid Comic Book Class. 3–4:30 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St., Plainfield. Pre-registration required: 454-8504. Free. cutlerlibrary.org.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 22

Musical Story Time. With Lesley Grant. For ages 18 months–4 years. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Sketchbook Club. Learn about different drawing and journaling techniques. Ages 8–12. 3–4:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

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.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 23

Bike Calais with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. About 25 miles. Pond loop. Bike on unpaved roads past several ponds and return on Rt. 14. Bring lunch and water. Helmet required. Contact leaders for meeting time and place: Mary G. at 622-0585 or Mary S. at 505-0603.

Central VT Adult Basic Education Volunteer Opportunities. CVABE welcomes current and prospective volunteers. Find out about volunteer opportunities at CVABE in the Waterbury area. This is also a chance for current volunteers to share their experiences and inspire others. Noon–1 p.m. CVABE’s Waterbury Learning Center, 141 S. Main St., Waterbury. 476-4588 or 244-8765.

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.

Backpack Theatre. All-children’s theatre troupe will present back-to-back performances of “The Wild Things” and “Sleeping Beauty” with props and costumes right out of their backpacks. All ages. 4:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Veterans Book Group. Opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials and share experiences. The group’s explorations will include books, poetry, articles, photos, and short stories. 5–6:30 p.m. Norwich University, Wise Campus Center, Meeting Room 218, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. Free; pre-registration required. Includes copy of readings and light supper. 262-1356. acunningham@vermonthumanities.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

Chess Club. Learn new techniques and practice your chess game. All ages. 5:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Authors at the Aldrich. Rosemary Gladstar, herbal practitioner and author of “Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.” 6 p.m. Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-7550. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Barre Writers for Recovery. Members of the Barre Writers for Recovery group give a reading of original work created during a 10-week writers workshop. Also included will be work by the inmates at the Caledonia Community Work Camp. 6:30–8 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. writersforrecovery@icloud.com. writersforrecovery.org.

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.

Folk Dancing. Learn folk dances from around the world with Sue Morris. All ages and beginners welcome. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. Shake and shimmy to entertaining, educational songs by Rockin’ Ron. All ages. 11 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Topics: creating a sustainable primary care infrastructure within Vermont and a qualitative study of Vermont’s front-line providers. 1–4 p.m. Green Mountain Care Board board room, City Center, 89 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. gmcboard.vermont.gov.

Multiplici-Tea! Informal meet up and tea time for parents experiencing the unique challenge of caring for multiple birth children (twins, triplets, etc.) Play space for toddlers, resources provided. Free coffee and tea. Fourth Thurs., 9:30–11:30 a.m. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, 174 River St., Montpelier. 595-7953. gbcv91@gmail.com. goodbeginningscentralvt.org.

Take-Out/Eat-In Meal. Sweet and sour pork over rice, salad, biscuit and Hawaiian dessert. 4:30–6:30 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. $10. Reservations: 223-6954.

Open Barn Victory Party. Join Rural Vermont to celebrate the recent changes to the raw milk law with live music, storytelling, raw milk and cookies, field walks and more. Sponsored by Vermont Compost Company. 6–8 p.m. Rogers Farmstead, 934 Rowell Hill Rd., Berlin. Free. 223-7222. ruralvermont.org.

Teen Movie Night: “Divergent.” We’ll bring the snacks and you bring your friends to this action-packed thriller. Ages 12+. 6 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

Kids Creating Music. With Bob Brookens. Dance and learn to play basic percussion instruments. For ages 18 months–4 years. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Storytime with Linda Urban. Montpelier-based author Linda Urban will read from her new picture book “Little Red Henry.” Ages birth–6. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.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

Storybird. An online tool. Visual prompts for writers of any age. 7–8 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St., Plainfield. 454-8504. Free. cutlerlibrary.org.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

Hike Worcester with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 5 miles round trip. Bring lunch and water. Contact Cynthia and George for meeting time and place: 229-9787.

Music for Sprouts. With Chris Dorman. Come for the music and take home your own CD, compliments of the library. Ages birth–6. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Waterbury Not Quite Independence Day Celebration. Parade, 11a.m. (route runs north on Main Street and ends at Dac Row Field); Music and BBQ Festival (July 27–28) includes barbecue, food trucks, craft brews and live music, noon at Farr’s Field; Fireworks at Farr’s Field, dusk. Farr’s Field, Rt. 2 West, Waterbury. Adults $5; family $20; children 10 and under are free. Admission price good for both days. waterburynqid.com.

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

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

Central Vermont Cycling Tour. A country road ride with food stops and an all-you-can eat lunch featuring local food. 13-, 33- or 60-mile loops and loops for runners. 9 a.m. Morse Farm, 1168 County Rd., Montpelier. $50 entry; free for ages 18 and under. Benefits the Cross-Vermont Trail Association. Register: centralvtcyclingtour.org, at Onion River Sports or at Morse Farm on day of event. 498-0079.

The Craft of Small Publishing in Vermont. A celebration of Vermont book publishers. Activities for all ages including a Vermont publisher panel, presentations by book artists, a curator-led introduction to treasures from the University of Vermont’s special collections, a hands-on bookmaking workshop, story times for children and a day-long book fair. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. Free. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.

Waterbury Not Quite Independence Day Celebration. Music and BBQ Festival (July 27–28) includes barbecue, food trucks, craft brews and live music. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Farr’s Field, Rt. 2 West, Waterbury. Adults $5; family $20; children 10 and under are free. Admission price good for both days. waterburynqid.com.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 29

Celebrating Therapy Dogs! Celebrate our visiting therapy dog Clara and talk with Carol Johnson about what she does. Ages birth–8. 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Sketchbook Club. Learn about different drawing and journaling techniques. Ages 8–12. 3–4:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Music and Movement. Join Laurie and Rachel of “Active Brain, Active Body” for songs and fun. Ages birth–6. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop. This six-week Healthier Living workshop starts June 30 and runs through Aug. 4. With Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health. 1–3:30 p.m. Randolph House, 65 N. Main St., Randolph. Free. Register: 728-2390.

Project Micro. Join Janet Schwartz from UVM and her many microscopes! For curious folks of all ages. Participants will collect water, leaves and more to view in the microscopes. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Foot Clinic. Call for information and scheduling. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. $15. 223-3322.

Trinity Church Thrift Store Summer Sale. July 1–3. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Trinity Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9155.

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

Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen Solar Shine & Dine. Part of the Barre Summer of Solar. Learn how to go solar with no upfront costs over complimentary snacks and beverages. 5:30–7 p.m. Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen, 47 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 552-0125. suncommon.com/event/cornerstone-pk-solar-shine-dine-part-of-the-barre-summer-of-solar/

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

Authors at the Aldrich. Ron Thompson, performance psychologist and author of “On Cue: Managing Anxiety, Inviting Excellence.” 6 p.m. Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-7550. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Family Fun Night: Stories about Heroes. With storyteller Lawrence Black. 6:30–7:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 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.

Trinity Church Thrift Store Summer Sale. July 1–3. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Trinity Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9155.

Dementia-Friendly Intergenerational Puppet Project Starts. Montpelier Senior Activity Center is seeking middle and high school students and adults 50 or older with memory disorders to participate in a class this summer that starts July 2 and runs for 10 sessions on Thursdays. These classes will be led by professional artists from No Strings Marionette Company and culminate in a public performance in October. 3:30–4:30 p.m. $20 for all 10 weeks, financial aid available. For more information or to register: 262-6284 or dgroberg@montpelier-vt.org.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-Off. Drop your stuffed friends off for a night in the library. Make them super hero capes and masks to wear. Ages birth–8. 4:30 p.m. Pick-up your stuffed friends and stay for storytime the next day, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Transformational Tarot Workshop. Learn how to access your inner voice to find clarity for making major life decisions. 6 p.m. Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. RSVP: 224-6756. sglebus@gmail.com. tarot-intuitive.com.

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

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3

Backpack a Long Trail section with Green Mountain Club. July 3–6. Difficult. 49.9 miles. Backpack Divisions 3 and 4 (plus) of the Long Trail (Kelly Stand to Rt. 103). Limited to eight people. For details, Contact Phyllis: 223-0020 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net.

Trinity Church Thrift Store Summer Sale. July 1–3. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Trinity Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9155.

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.

Montpelier Independence Day Celebration. ON THE STATE HOUSE LAWN: Kids Zone and family activities, 3–5:30 p.m.; Grateful Family Yoga, 3–3:45 p.m.; Christopher R and his Flying Purple Guitar, 3–4 p.m.; Malanya Johnson sings the National Anthem, 4 p.m.; dance performances by Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, 4–5 p.m.; Studio Zenith Zumba party, 4–5 p.m.; Capital City Band, 4:15–4:45 p.m.; Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps, 4:50–5:15 p.m.; Dave Keller Band, 7:15–9:30 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m. AROUND TOWN: Free Museum Day at Vermont Historical Society, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.; patriotic craft activity, Vermont History Museum, 1–4 p.m.; Family Fun Day & Open Pool, Montpelier Pool, 1–4 p.m.; McGillicuddy’s street party, 4 p.m.–midnight; Montpelier Mile Road Race, 6 p.m.; parade, 6–7 p.m.; Julio’s Dance Party, 7–11 p.m.

Coffeehouse. Enjoy live music and share your own. Fellowship, potluck snacks and beverages. First Fri., 7–9 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier (park and enter at rear). Free. 244-5191, 472-8297 or rawilburjr@comcast.net.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4 CELEBRATIONS

Cabot. Coffee and donuts at the historical society, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; Main Street parade, 11 a.m.; chicken barbecue and activities at Recreation Field, noon. Main St., Cabot. 563-9907.

Greensboro. Parade, 9:30 a.m.; music and games in front of town hall after parade; library books sale, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; tours of the new firehouse; chicken BBQ after parade until 1 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. Reserve barbecue meal: 533-2223.

Morristown. Parade runs from corner of Harrel and Munson streets through town and ends at Peoples Academy, 11 a.m. Events happening after parade at People’s Academy. Fireworks at dusk.

Stowe. The Moscow Parade, 10 a.m.; Old-fashioned Village Festival in Stowe Village includes street performers, musicians, face painting, dunking booth and more, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.; Old Fashioned Village Parade along Main St., 1 p.m.; fireworks at Mayo Field, 6 p.m.

Warren. This year’s theme, “Live It! Love It!” is a celebration of the quality of life in Vermont. Parade 10 a.m. (Main St. closes 8:30 a.m.) After parade live music and street dance with Grippo Funk Band at the Warren Store porch and Mad Mountain Scramblers at Brooks Field. Kids activities at Brooks Field. Free shuttle parking at Yestermorrow (Rt. 100) and at Lincoln Peak in Sugarbush. $1 buddy badge donation (find your buddy and win a prize).

Worcester. Entertainment by DJ Theresa Howard, food and other activities during the afternoon and evening at Ladd’s Field. Worcester Historical Society building open, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; ice cream social at Worcester United Methodist Church, 1:30–3:30 p.m.; parade starts on Rt. 12 just south of the village, 4 p.m. live music by Killin Time at Ladd’s Field, 5–7 p.m.; chicken barbecue, 5 p.m.; Worcester Voices performed at the Village Cemetary, 5 p.m.; Duck race at Minister Brook by Balsam Tree Acres Farm, 6 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.

 

MONDAY, JULY 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.

Community Heroes Collage. Join Michelle for a collage activity. Bring a picture of your hero and we will make a giant display honoring community heroes. All ages. 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

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.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 7

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

Community Heroes: Doctors. Local family care practitioner, Dr. Rima Carlson, talks about being a doctor. Stories and activities. Ages 5+. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Nature Walk. With Mark Ferguson. Rain date: July 9. Grades 1+. 1–2 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. Register: 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Panel Discussion on Senior Driving. Join us for a panel discussion featuring local experts on senior driving issues. The panel will focus on the decision to give up driving. 1–3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.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.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

Wednesday Crafty Afternoons. Call or check library website for the craft of the week. Ages 7–11. 1–2:30 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. Register: 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

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.

Authors at the Aldrich. Curtis Whiteway, World War II veteran and author of “Brave Men Don’t Cry: The World War II Memoirs of a Veteran of the 99th Infantry Division Recognized as a Liberator of a Concentration Camp.” 6 p.m. Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-7550. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Family Fun Night: Environmental Hero Wangari Maathai. With Annie Barger. Learn about Nobel Prize winner Maathai and plant a tree. 6:30–7:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Young Adult Book Discussion. “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer. 2 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 9

Vermont State Police. Mark Lauer from the Vermont State Police Archives will present and share an activity. Ages 4+. 10 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10

2nd annual Dreamwork Retreat. July 10–12. Explore your dreams through small group theatrical enactments, accompanied by great food and music on the gorgeous lands of Circle Farm. Circle Farm, Calais. There is a fee for this retreat. Register: 272-6454 or dkkorshak@yahoo.com. More details: artandthedream.com.

Community Heroes Surprise Guest. Who will come to talk today? You’ll have to come to the library to find out! Ages 6+. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Bridge Mania. Beatles-themed benefit for The Bridge, your local community newspaper. Participate in a costume contest — dress up as your favorite Beatle or get creative and don a Beatles song-inspired costume. Chances to win fabulous prizes, food, music and a fun time! 5 p.m. Charlie-O’s, 70 Main St., Montpelier. Want to donate an item or service as a prize in our raffle? Call 223-5112 or email marichel@montpelierbridge.com.

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

Yarn, Needles & Hook Drive: Fiber Arts Enthusiasts’ Night. Bring your extras for the bin! 7–8 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St., Plainfield. 454-8504. Free. cutlerlibrary.org.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Hike Camel’s Hump with Green Mountain Club. Duxbury. Difficult. 8+ miles. Ascend Bamforth Ridge; descend Monroe Trail. Car spot involved. Must contact Paul: 476-7987 or pdeluca420@msn.com.

Overeaters Anonymous. Twelve-step program for physically, emotionally and spiritually overcoming overeating. Two meeting days and locations. Second Sat., 8:30–9:30 a.m. at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St., Barre. 249-3970.

Montpelier Memory Café. Bill Marcinkowski, beekeeper, will join the July Memory Café, a safe and accepting place for people living with memory loss and their care partners to meet and socialize. 10–11:30 a.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Nature Walk: Identifying Invasive Plants. With Dan Singleton, Washington County forester. Identify common plants considered invasive in our backyards and forests and learn ways to deal with them. 1.5–2 hours. Dogs on leashes welcome. 1 p.m. Meet at Barre Town Forest kiosk, 44 Brook St., Websterville. Free. 476-4185. mkotch731@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Walk Chickering Bog with Green Mountain Club. East Montpelier. Easy. About 4 miles. With guest expert Rose Paul, director of Critical Lands and Conservation Science of the Nature Conservancy. 9 a.m. Contact Ken for details: hertzkj@gmail.com.

Nature Walk. With Denise Bergeron. Easy/moderate. 1.5–2 hours. Dogs on leashes welcome. 9 a.m. Meet at Barre Town Forest kiosk, 44 Brook St., Websterville. Free. 476-4185. mkotch731@gmail.com.

 

MONDAY, JULY 13

AARP Smart Driver Course. Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, and new traffic laws and rules of the road. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. $15 AARP members; $20 non-AARP members. 888-3394 or davep@pwshift.com.

Musical Story Time. With Lesley Grant. Ages 18 months–4 years. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Superhero Comic Book Workshop. If you had a superpower what would it be? Join Michelle and create your own superhero comic. Ages 5+. 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Mountaineers Game and Fireworks. Hosted by Vermont College of Fine Arts and Montpelier Alive. 6–9 p.m. Montpelier Recreation Field, Elm St., Montpelier.

Silent Feature Films at Unadilla Theater. Hosted by Rob Mermin. Every Mon. July 13–Aug. 24. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield. Free. For list of film titles: robmermin@gmail.com.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 14

Music and Movement. Join Laurie and Rachel of “Active Brain, Active Body” for songs and fun. Ages birth–6. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.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.

Veterans Book Group. Opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials and share experiences. The group’s explorations will include books, poetry, articles, photos, and short stories. 5–6:30 p.m. Norwich University, Wise Campus Center, Meeting Room 218, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. Free; pre-registration required. Includes copy of readings and light supper. 262-1356. acunningham@vermonthumanities.org.

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

Learn to Use the Telescope. With George Springston. 8:30–9:30 p.m. Location TBD. Contact Cutler Memorial Library for information: 454-8504. cutlerlibrary.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Wednesday Crafty Afternoons. Call or check library website for the craft of the week. Ages 7–11. 1–2:30 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. Register: 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Drive-in Movie Night: “Big Hero 6.” You can bring a cardboard box to be your car. We will have supplies to decorate the cars. All ages. Activity 5–6 p.m.; movie starts 6 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Authors at the Aldrich. Deanna Bailey, parent and author of “Crossing the Horizon.” 6 p.m. Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6 Washington St., Barre. 476-7550. aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

Summer Movies. Movies about heroes. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. For film title, visit jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Hero Games. Create your own superhero costume, create superhero IDs, play villain game, construct a Minecraft sword and more. Ages 5+. 10 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Brain Injury Support Group. Open to all survivors, caregivers and adult family members. Third Thurs., 1:30–2:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 244-6850.

Diabetes Discussion Group. Focus on self-management. Open to anyone with diabetes and their families. Third Thurs., 1:30 p.m. The Health Center, Plainfield. Free. Don 322-6600 or dgrabowski@the-health-center.org.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. Monthly group for people affected by a suicide death. Third Thurs., 6–7:30 p.m. Central Vermont Medical Center, conference rm. 1, Fisher Rd., Berlin. 223-0924. calakel@comcast.com. afsp.org.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. Child care provided. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. 476-1480.

River Arts Photo Co-op. Gather, promote and share your experience and knowledge of photography with other photography enthusiasts in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun. Adults/teens. Third Thurs., 6–8 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.

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.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Heroes in Nature. Puppet show led by Professor Fizzywig, followed by a hands-on science themed activity with Kristen Littlefield. Ages 3–10. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., Waterbury. Free. Register: 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Super Heroes Story Time. Join Nicole for fun stories about extraordinary heroes. Ages birth–6. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18

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.

Hero Games. Create your own superhero costume, create superhero IDs, play villain game, construct a Minecraft sword and more. Ages 5+. Noon. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Do Good Fest. Benefits CVMC’s Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund. Performing are O.A.R., Alternate Routes, Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey, and Panama Wedding. Visit the Nonprofit Village. Gates open 2:30 p.m.; family activities 3 p.m.; music starts 4:30 p.m. 1 National Life Dr., Montpelier. Parking fee: $10; $20 after 5 p.m. dogoodfest.com.