Upcoming Events

JULY 17

Magic School BusReadaloud.Brilliant science adventures with Miss Frizzle and the gang. Ages 4+. 11 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Dealing with Differences: A Conflict Survival Kit.With Kathleen Moore. Dealing with differences with others can feel awkward, uncomfortable and downright difficult. Learn strategies you can use right away when you’re not seeing eye to eye with others. Part of the workshop series Charting a Happier Path in a Chaotic World. Noon–1 p.m. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. John K. Evans, President/CEO of Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), will present on VITL’s work including but not limited to VITL Access, ACO measures and VHCIP support. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center Bldg., 2F, 89 Main St., Montpelier.

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.

Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District at Cutler Library.Gwen Lyons of CVSWMD will show some crafty ways to divert waste from the landfill. All ages welcome. 3 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St., Plainfield. 454-8504. cutlerlibrary.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.

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.

JULY 18

Central Vermont Council on Aging Assistance.Sarah Wilhoit answers questions about health insurance and other senior services. 9 a.m.–noon. Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. By appt. only: 479-4400.

Mysterious Things Happen with Science. Fun science exploration with Mr. K. Ages 4+. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

D.I.Y Robots.Paint, collage, sculpt or all of the above. Nuts, bolts and fun guaranteed. Ages 3–8. 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Central Vermont High School Open House. Prospective students are introduced to the facilities, curriculum and community of the independent high school based on the Goddard campus. Students and their families will get to tour the campus, including classrooms, the college library, gardens and nature trails. 4–6 p.m. Goddard College, Plainfield. 454-1053.

JULY 19

Hike Mt. Abraham with Green Mountain Club.Warren. Moderate. 7.2 miles round trip via the Long Trail. Contact leaders Eric and Donna for meeting time and place: 223-1406.

The Bridge at the Capital City Farmers Market. Stop by and say hi to Bridge staffers at the Capital City Farmers Market. Tell us what your favorite VT summertime activity is for a compilation in an upcoming issue. 9 a.m.–1 p.m.Corner of Elm and State, Montpelier.

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.

Stars and Stripes Festival and Parade. Parade 10 a.m.; vendors crafts and more in the park all afternoon; park dance 6–9 p.m. Lyndonville. lyndonvermont.com.

Harvey’s Lake Boat Parade. Parade theme is Scary Moments in Fiction. Entries compete for prizes by decorating their boats depicting that theme. Parade 12:15 p.m.; chicken barbeque 3–5 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. Harvey’s Lake, W. Barnet. Free. LHA.com.

JULY 20

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.

JULY 21

Twin Valley Seniors Open House. In appreciation to everyone who has shown support in one way or another to secure a lovely new home for all community members to enjoy. Tour the new facility. 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; chicken BBQ at noon. 4583 Rte. 2, E. Montpelier. 223-3322.

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: http://www.cutlerlibrary.org/resources/bookclub.

JULY 22

Paddle Waterbury Reservoir with Green Mountain Club.Moderate. 6 miles, with longer options. Steady, but relaxed pace. Weather permitting, spend the day exploring the shoreline, swimming and picnicking. Bring gear appropriate for season and weather forecast, as well as food and water. PFD required. Contact leaders Reidun and Andrew for meeting time and place: 223-3550.

Pots-n-Pans Band. Play around with the science of sound. Experiment and investigate vibration. Ages birth–5. 10:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Story Time at Adamant United Methodist Church. Kellogg-Hubbard Library takes Story Time on the road. Ages birth–5. 10:30 a.m. Adamant United Methodist Church, Haggett Rd., Adamant. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Tuesday Crafternoons: Quilled Paper Designs. Ages 7–11 a.m. 1–2:30 p.m. St. Leo’s Parish Hall, 109 S. Main St., Waterbury. Call Waterbury Public Library to register: 244-7036.

Community Together Series: Fred Cheyette Author Talk.Cheyette discusses his book Ordinary People – Extraordinary Events. 1 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.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.

Public Meeting: USPS Service Cuts. Postal representatives will discuss possible closures or shortening of hours with affected customers at postal outlets throughout the state. Northfield Falls Post Office 4 p.m.; Roxbury Post Office 6:30 p.m.

Craft Your Bold Business Vision. Workshop to help you create the life and business you want. Learn how to develop a bold, powerful vision for your business, create a strategy to bring your vision to life and make a bigger difference in the world. 5:30–7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. Free. RSVP: 225-5960.

Q & A with Phil Scott. Lt. Governor Phil Scott will be learning how to work in the bakery and answering questions. 10 a.m.–noon. Maureen’s Sweet Treats, 162 N. Main St., Ste. 101, Barre. Free. 479-4100. info@maureens-sweet-treats.com. maureens-sweet-treats.com.

JULY 23

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.

Wills and Advanced Directives Clinic.Volunteers from Law Line of Vermont provide private legal assistance for creation of wills and advanced directives. Noon–4 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free with income limitations. Appt. required: 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Public Meeting: USPS Service Cuts. Postal representatives will discuss possible closures or shortening of hours with affected customers at postal outlets throughout the state. Cabot Post Office 4 p.m.

Isolation Busting: The Power of Socially Engaged Art-Making. With Rod Northcutt. Part of Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series. 7–8 p.m. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Rte. 100, Waitsfield. Free. yestermorrow.org/lectureseries.

Meet Live Raptors and Reptiles While Learning About Vermont Wildlife with the Southern Vermont History Museum. Presenter Michael Clough will be bringing native reptiles, amphibians, raptors and mammals to the Jaquith. Program includes lots of touchables. All ages. 6:30 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.

Mesmerizing Moths. As soon as the sun goes down, an incredibly diverse group of insects fill the night with color: the moths. Dazzle in the dizzying variety of species in celebration of National Moth Week. 9–11 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. $3 members; $5 non-members.229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

JULY 24

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Craig Jones, MD, director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health, will present a proposed new payment model. Dian Kahn, GMCB director of analysis and data management, and Stacey Murdock, GMCB data and information project manager, will present an update on VHCURES. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room. City Center, 2F., 89 Main St., Montpelier.

The Wake Up to Dying Project: Day 1. Awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying, through story, art and opportunities to engage. Share your aspirations on the Before I Die Chalkboard, a community art project. July 24–26. Audio Story exhibit opens, 3–6 p.m.; Montpelier Death Café monthly forum 6–7:30 p.m. Christ Church courtyard, 64 State St., Montpelier. wakeuptodyingproject.org.

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.

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

Gifford Midwifery Open House. Meet the midwives, tour the Birthing Center and receive expert advice. All are welcome; ideal for those expecting a baby, thinking of planning a family or interested in women’s health. Balloons for the kids, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes. 4–7 p.m. Family Center (beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery), 44 S. Main St. (Rte. 12), Randolph. Free. 728-2401.

Standup Paddleboarding with Clearwater Sports.Free demo. Learn the basics. 5–7 p.m. Wrightsville Beach, Rte. 12, Middlesex. Free. 496-2708. clearwatersport@midriver.com. clearwatersports.com.

JULY 25

Stories About Science. Actual fun and easy science experiments with Peter Burns. Ages 3+. 10 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. 244-7036. waterburypubliclibrary.com.

The Wake Up to Dying Project: Day 2. Awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying, through story, art and opportunities to engage. Share your aspirations on the Before I Die Chalkboard, a community art project. Through July 26. Audio Story exhibit open 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Christ Church courtyard; open discussion on death, dying and life 2–3 p.m. Christ Church courtyard; discussion with end of life care professionals 6–7:30 p.m. Parish Hall, Christ Church. 64 State St., Montpelier. wakeuptodyingproject.org.

Reminisce Group.Seniors 70+ join to tell stories and discuss memories. 12:45–2:15 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. Transportation available upon request: Mary Alice, 223-8140.

Windchimes. Invite delightful summer breezes to bring motion and melody. Ages 6+. 1 p.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.

Film Screening: One Step Away. Screening of documentary film by Ed Pincus, who lived in Roxbury. With a brief talk by his widow, Jane Pincus. 7 p.m. Warren Public Library, 3F, 413 Main St., Warren. Free. 496-3656. programs@warrenlibrary.com. warrenlibrary.com/warren/events.asp.

Traditional Italian Dancing Returns with Live Music. Learn traditional Italian village dances from many regions of Italy. Couple dances, set dances, line dances, group dances. Easy for beginners yet challenging for intermediate and advanced dancers. Partners or previous experience not necessary. 7–10 p.m. Middlesex Town Hall, Rte 2 (between 100B and Red Hen Bakery), Middlesex. Free; donations accepted. 229-1490. dance@italianvillagedance.com.

JULY 26

Bird Banding Demonstration. Behind the scenes glimpse of banding in action. Catch, measure and band a variety of songbirds to study their survivorship and reproductive success. A rare chance to see beautiful birds up close. Anytime during 7–11 a.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. Donations welcome. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

11th Annual Onion River Century Ride. Hosted by Onion River Sports and Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Pick from a 111 mile full century ride, a 110 kilometric century or a 52 mile half century. 8:30 a.m; BBQ 5 p.m. Rides begin and end at Montpelier Rec. Field beside pool. $60 pre-registration until July 23; $75 day-of registration. More info. and registration: onionriver.com/events.

Vermont College of Fine Arts Public Lecture. With Artist-in-Residence Việt Lê. Lê’s work examines modernity, popular culture and trauma in contemporary art in Southeast Asia and Asian America. 9:30 a.m. College Hall Chapel, VCFA, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. sabrina.fadial@vcfa.edu. vcfa.edu/visual-art/summer2014.

The Wake Up to Dying Project: Day 3. Awareness and action campaign that encourages people to think and to talk about dying, through story, art and opportunities to engage. Share your aspirations on the Before I Die Chalkboard, a community art project. Last day of project. Audio Story exhibit open 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Christ Church courtyard; open discussion on death, dying and life 2–3 p.m. Christ Church courtyard; advance directive Q & A, individual support drop-in 1–4 p.m. Christ Church courtyard; spiritual perspectives on death and dying 6–7:30 p.m. Sanctuary, Christ Church. 64 State St., Montpelier. wakeuptodyingproject.org.

Live Caterpillar Zoo!See hundreds of native caterpillars with naturalist/photographer and founder of the Caterpillar Lab Sam Jaffe. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. Adults $5; children $3. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

JULY 27

Hike Huntington with Green Mountain Club.Moderate. 7 miles. Camel’s Hump loop. Forest City Trail, Dean Trail, Monroe Trail, Burrows Trail. Contact leader Ken for meeting time and place: hertzkj@gmail.com.

JULY 28

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.

Monthly Book Group for Adults. New members always welcome. For book copies, please stop by the library. Fourth Mon., 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com. marshfield.lib.vt.us.

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.

JULY 29

Tuesday Crafternoons: Science & Art. Ages 7–11 a.m. 1–2:30 p.m. St. Leo’s Parish Hall, 109 S. Main St., Waterbury. Call Waterbury Public Library to register: 244-7036.

Permission to Be Human: Conflict & Happiness Coaches.With Ginny Sassaman. Change is hard because we are creatures of habit. Learn new tools you can use right away to make immediate positive changes in your life. Part of the workshop series Charting a Happier Path in a Chaotic World. Noon–1 p.m. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

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

Starry, Starry Night. Enjoy an evening of stargazing and meteor watching. The Delta Aquarids and Alpha Capricornids meteor showers will be peaking. Check out the rings of Saturn through a telescope. Bring a lawn chair, some binoculars and bug repellent. 9 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. $3 members;$5 non-members. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org.

JULY 30

Vermont College of Fine Arts Symposium. With visiting artists Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz. The artists discuss how they engage the historical frameworks of trauma and their roles as artists and cultural producers in locating personal experience in a social and political context. 9 a.m. College Hall Chapel, VCFA, 36 College St., Montpelier. Free. sabrina.fadial@vcfa.edu. vcfa.edu/visual-art/summer2014.

Story Time at Worcester Town Hall. Kellogg-Hubbard Library takes Story Time on the road. Ages birth–5. 11:30 a.m. Worcester Town Hall, 20 Worcester Village Rd., Worcester. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Piano Time.Informal time to play, refresh your skills and get feedback if desired with other supportive musicians. Singers and listeners welcome. 2–4 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Raggle Taggle Players Perform: Read and Put Some Scientific Method in Your Madness. Three famous figures from the history of science teach lessons about creativity, collegiality and the scientific method. All ages. 6:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581. jaquithpubliclibrary.org.

Let’s Get Small: Tiny House Interior Design Considerations. With Lina Menard.Part of Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series. 7–8 p.m. Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Rte. 100, Waitsfield. Free. yestermorrow.org/lectureseries.

JULY 31

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Mike Davis, GMCB director of Health System Finances, presents a preliminary look at fiscal year 2015 hospital budgets. 1–4 p.m. GMCB Board Room, City Center, 2F. 89 Main St., Montpelier.

Standup Paddleboarding with Clearwater Sports.Free demo. Learn the basics. 5–7 p.m. Wrightsville Beach, Rte. 12, Middlesex. Free. 496-2708. clearwatersport@midriver.com. clearwatersports.com.

AUG. 1

Make a Solar Cooker. If you are short of a campfire toss S’mores into this brilliant pizza box oven. Pizza not included. Ages 7+. 1 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

Book Launch:Museum of the America.Pop-up museum and book party for Museum of the America by Gary Miller. 4–7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-0774. bearpondbooks.com.

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.

AUG. 2

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

Book Talk:Wakeup Calls.East Montpelier author Fred Cheyette reads and talks about his book Wakeup Calls. True stories of unexplained experiences. Copies will be available for sale. 1 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library. 151 High St., Rte. 2, Plainfield. Overflow parking at the old Red Store. 454-8504.

AUG. 4

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.

Electricity & the Environment! The Vermont Energy Education Program will share information about the discovery of electricity and how it powers our world. Take turns generating it on your own with different hand-powered and foot-powered activities, including taking a spin on our energy bike. Ages 8–12. 1–4 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.

AUG. 5

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

Community Together Series: Assistive Technology Hands-On Information Session.Vermont Assistive Technology Program Director presents hands-on informational session on useful technology and gadgets to help with everyday tasks. 1 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. 223-2518. msac@montpelier-vt.org.

Mindful Listening: A Creative and Magnetic Force.With Kathleen Moore. Learn the four golden practices of mindful listening. Part of the workshop series, called Charting a Happier Path in a Chaotic World. Noon–1 p.m. Hayes Room, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. Kellogghubbard.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.

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.

AUG. 6

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.

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

Public Meeting: USPS Service Cuts. Postal representatives will discuss possible closures or shortening of hours with affected customers at postal outlets throughout the state. Graniteville Post Office 4 p.m.

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

Hiroshima Day Peace Walk. Gather on the lawn of Kellogg-Hubbard Library then walk along State St. to the high school to reflect, sing and launch candlelit boats into the river. 6:30 p.m. For more info., contact Mary: 223-1879.

The Built Environment and Resilient Communities. With Jim Newman and Dr. Sarah Slaughter. 7–8 p.m.Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Rte. 100, Waitsfield. Free. yestermorrow.org/lectureseries.

AUG. 7

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

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

Become a Digital Documentarian. With David Ferland and Loona Brogan. Learn the basics of digital audio and video recording, editing and posting on-line and start capturing what you have to share with the world with your camera, smart phone, tablet and a computer. Bring content with which to work. 7 p.m. Cutler Memorial Library, 151 High St., Rte. 2, Plainfield. Overflow parking at the old Red Store. Free. 454-8504.

Galway Kinnell: A Celebration of a Life in Poetry. This celebration of Galway and his work will include the following poets reading poems from his over six decades of work: Michael Collier, Mark Doty, Jody Gladding, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Sharon Olds and Ellen Bryant Voigt. Reception and books sale follow. 3–4:30 p.m. House Chamber, Vermont State House, Montpelier. Free. 633-4956. backroadsreadings@gmail.com.

AUG. 8

Second Annual Lemonade Lounge-Around. You. Book. Blanket. Lemony Goodness. 1 p.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.

AUG. 9

Memory Café.Music theme. For individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and caregivers. 9 a.m.–noon. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free; open to the public. Lisbeth: 229-9630.

Walk for Shelter 2014. All proceeds benefit Good Samaritan Haven Homeless Shelter in Barre. Teams encouraged. Registration 10:30 a.m.; walk 11 a.m.–noon; BBQ and music at noon. Registration at Barre City Elementary School, 50 Parkside Terr., Barre. Walk rte. is along bike path to S. Main St. Adults $15; children 12 and under free. Sign-up: bsalls@goodsamaritanhaven.org. 522-4493.

Second Saturday: Yankee Schoolmarms. Amy Morsman shares the work of Northern reformers (Yankee schoolmarms) who traveled to the South to aid the millions of former slaves. 2–4 p.m. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre. 479-8500. vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Singles Event. Single people get to know more about each other—by asking & answering one question apiece in an entertaining & fun format—followed by open mingling. Adults only; all welcome. 8 p.m. Nutty Steph’s, 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. Free. 229-2090. info@wooo.tv. wooo.tv.