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To send a listing for print in our next calendar, email it to calendar@montpelierbridge.com. The next issue will be published May 5.  Calendar listings for that issue are due April 28. 

Please keep in mind that all calendar submissions are reviewed prior to printing. Conferences, workshops and ongoing classes that charge attendance fees are not suitable for the calendar. These may be printed in our classifieds section for a fee or an ad may be purchased. (Call 223-5112, ext. 11 to purchase a classified or ad.) All free area community events are published. Submitted listings may be edited for size and content at the discretion of the calendar editor. 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World. April 21–23. Norwich University will celebrate ROTC’s centennial anniversary. For schedule, locations, registration and more information: http://www.norwich.edu/rotc100/symposium-registration/

PoemCity: Poem in Your Pocket Day. Every year during National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets leads the nation in celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. With a poem in your pocket, you have a poem to give, trade, leave someplace anonymously, read out loud at your meeting or read to yourself at lunch (among many other possibilities). Poem City participates by offering free poems at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, the Welcome Center downtown, Bear Pond Books, and North Branch Cafe. poem-city.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.

Innovations in the Forest and Food Economy — Our Own Story. Stewardship, Forestry, Cuisine and Land Planning. Shawn Smith Hoffman and Melissa Smith Hoffman, of Earth Asset Partnership and Living Future Foundation, describe several key projects, the Permaculture Food Lab, Growing a Nutrient Economy, and Forest Management for Medical-Mycological yields. A Transition Town program series. 6 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.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.

Todd Lecture Series: U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley. ROTC Centennial Symposium Keynote. Q&A session follows. 7 p.m. Norwich University, Kreitzberg Arena, Northfield. Free. http://tls.norwich.edu/

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

Earth Day at the Coop. Face painting, bouncy house, seedling planting, story hour. Bike tune-ups, book and clothing swap, cell phone and battery recycling. Demos, workshops, samples, raffles. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. 223-8000. hungermountain.coop

ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World. April 21–23. Norwich University will celebrate ROTC’s centennial anniversary. For schedule, locations, registration and more information: http://www.norwich.edu/rotc100/symposium-registration/

Poem City: Earth Day — Kids & Poetry. Join librarian Nicole Westborn to write poems, listen to great stories and take part in other hands-on activities in the kids’ tent at the Hunger Mountain Coop Earth Day Celebration. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. poem-city.org

Pork Loin Take-out Dinner. Pork Loin, gravy, mashed potato, corn, salad, roll, applesauce and dessert. Meal pick-up 4–6 p.m. Waterbury Center Community Church, Rt. 100 (next to Cold Hollow Cider Mill), Waterbury Center. $9. Church trustee fundraiser. Reservations: 244-8089.

PoemCity: An Evening with Reuben Jackson. Host of VPR’s Friday Night Jazz Reuben Jackson will read his poetry accompanied with music by Tom Morse and Jerome Monachino. Wine and cheese tastings. 5–7 p.m. Hunger Mountain Coop Café, 623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier. poem-city.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. 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

ROTC Centennial Symposium: Preparing the Next Generation Leaders in a Complex World. April 21–23. Norwich University will celebrate ROTC’s centennial anniversary. For schedule, locations, registration and more information: http://www.norwich.edu/rotc100/symposium-registration/

Animal Masks with Janice Walrafen. Construct wearable 3-D animal masks with posterboard and decorate them with colorful acrylic paints. 9:30 a.m. –noon. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. $4 materials fee. 426-3581 jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com. jaquithpubliclibrary.org Join us for All Species Day in Montpelier on May 1.

Legislative Update Featuring Barre City and Town House Representatives. Walz, Poirier, Laclair, McFaun. 10 a.m.–noon. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre. Free. 476-4185.

Spring Trunk Sale and Seed Swap. Support your local herbalists, crafters and farmers and get fabulous handmade crafts and foods, and bring/take home seeds for the growing season. Noon–4 p.m. Plainfield Opera House, Rt. 2, Plainfield. https://www.facebook.com/events/474787552717528/

PoemCity: Generative Poetry Workshop with Chloe Viner. Viner will use several prompts to highlight different lessons and spur creativity. She will guide a discussion on the difference between concrete and abstract writing in poetry and examine how to create vivid and original images through metaphor. 1:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. poem-city.org

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

Spaghetti Lunch & Raffle Drawing. Eleven chances to win. Salad, garlic bread, strawberry shortcake. Eat-in or take-out. 1–3 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, 4583 Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. By donation. 223-3322. twinvalleyseniors.org

Haiku Workshop. Hosted by the Northeast Storyteller. This year’s themes are brevity and the Vermont, haiku and zen minds. Participants are asked to bring haiku that you are working on and your own writing materials. Attendants will go on an inspirational walk. 1 p.m. West Burke Library, 123 Rt. 5A, W. Burke. Free. 751-5432. brookequillen@yahoo.com

 

MONDAY, APRIL 25

PoemCity: Poetry on Tap: Beer, Bread and Soup! Enjoy a delicious light supper made with local ingredients while listening to local poets Mary Elder Jacobsen, Kerrin McCadden, Emilie Stigliani, Alison Prine and Kristin Fogdall. Supper 6 p.m.; readings 7 p.m. Down Home Kitchen, 100 Main St., Montpelier. poem-city.org

Women’s Writing Workgroup. Quiet, supportive space for women to write who otherwise have difficulty finding the time or space to do so. Writing prompts provided or bring your own projects. Drop in first and third Mon., 6:30–8:30 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $5 suggested donation. Register: 888-1261 or riverartsvt.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, APRIL 26

Landlord Energy Workshop. Learn about new programs that offer rebates and/or low-cost financing for energy conservation work in your buildings. 8:30–10 a.m. VSECU, 3rd fl., 27 S. Main St., Waterbury. Register: lbiren@montpelier-vt.org

Moving From Scarcity to Abundance. Join in on the conversation about food security and food justice in central Vermont. Discuss how the food pantry and Just Basics Inc. helps the community. Also a permaculture discussion on food growth, food security and just, sustainable community practices. 5–7:15 p.m. Trinity Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. Lbiren@montpelier-vt.org

A Night Of Politics The Vermont Way! Join Ken Dean, native Vermonter, contributor to the Huffington Post, veteran organizer on seven presidential campaigns (1972 to 2016), and an elected national delegate to several Democratic National Conventions, for an hour of political updates and analysis, followed by Q&A. 6:30–8 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518

PoemCity: Annual Open Mic Reading. Readers will be chosen by a lottery. Put your name in a hat at the door and they will pull out names for 20 readers. Please prepare five minutes (or less) of material. 7 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier poem-city.org

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

Small Farm Action Day at State House. Opportunity for farmers and customers to educate lawmakers about the unique challenges that small farms face and to urge them to support common-sense, scale-appropriate legislation in these final weeks of the 2016 session. Advocacy training, a meet & greet with lawmakers and farm samples over the lunch hour, farmer-to-farmer networking. For more info. farmer stipend applications and register: ruralvermont.org, 223-7222.

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. Free. 223-1878.

National Walk@Lunch Day. Participation is fun and easy. Blue Cross and Blue Shield  encourages you to wear comfortable walking and simply take a walk at lunch. Informational booths and organized, self-led walks will be available. noon–1 p.m. State House lawn, Montpelier. www.bcbsvt.com/national-walk-at-lunch-day

Films of Louis Malle: Vanya on 42nd Street. With Rick Winston. Malle’s final film is an ingenious restaging of the Chekhov play. An Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. 12:30–2:30 p.m. Savoy Theatre, 26 Main St., Montpelier. By donation. pdaggett@myfairpoint.net

Fun with Felting. Wool felting is a fun and beautiful art. Learn to create miniature scenes in wool by needling wisps of colored wool onto a prefelt background.  Your finished scene can be framed or used to decorate a card or item of clothing. Because of the delicate nature of this craft, the workshop is for ages 14 and up. There will be a small materials fee to cover supplies. 6:30–8 p.m. Waterbury Public Library. Registration is required. Please call the Library at 244-7036 to enroll.

PoemCity: Book Discussion: “The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood” by Richard Blanco. Inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet. Discussion led by UVM Professor John Waldron. Copies of book available at the library. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.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.

Central VT Trans* Group. Monthly peer support group for folks who self-identify along the trans and gender nonconforming (GNC) spectrum. Meets the last Wed. of the month, 7–9 p.m. in Montpelier. Contact centralvttrans@gmail.com for more information.

Song Circle: Community-Sing-A-Long. Last sing-a-long of the season with Rich and Laura Atkinson. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. 426-3581 jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com. jaquithpubliclibrary.org

The Waterbury Historical Society’s Annual Meeting. Program features the newly released documentary by Bryce Douglass that integrates the talent and vision of Sarah-Lee Terrat with the history of Vermont State Hospital and the life of Jean Killary. 7 p.m. Waterbury Municipal Center, Steele Community Room, N. Main St., Waterbury.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

American Art: 1960-2000, Part II — Sculpture. The abstract sculpture of David Smith, Louise Nevilson and Noguci use space, shapes and volumes in new ways. Personal identity and social issues spawn a progression of styles to end the century and start the new one, including feminist art, pop sculpture, junk sculpture, land art, minimalism and more. Join art historian Debby Tait for a discussion. 1–2:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. Free. 223-2518

PoemCity: Popcorn & Poetry (Kids). Join us after school for popcorn and poetry in the Hayes Room. Bring a piece of original poetry to read and get a prize. 3:15–4:15 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. poem-city.org

Vermont’s Tomorrow. With Republican candidate Bruce Lisman. Norwich University presents a series of town hall style open forums with gubernatorial candidates. 4:30–5:30 p.m. Short reception follows. Norwich University, Cabot Hall, Room 85, Northfield.

Kick-off Party for Walk for Animals. A brief informational session on how to participate in Walk for Animals will offer fundraising tips on how to collect money to help the shelter animals. Socialize with other people who love animals! 5:30 p.m. Central Vermont Humane Society, 1589 VT Rt. 14 S., E. Montpelier. centralvermonthumane.org

Skinny Pancakes’ Greendrinks. Informal networking event for people who work and volunteer in the environmental field and for those interested in getting involved. Eat, drink and learn about the featured green groups. Free drinks. Hosted by 350 Vermont and Central Vermont Climate Action. 6–8 p.m. Skinny Pancake, 89 Main St., Montpelier. centralvtclimateaction@gmail.com

PoemCity: Reading with Poets Kate Farrell & Baron Wormser. Wormser, past Poet Laureate of Maine, is the author and co-¬author of numerous books. Writer and actress Farrell has been working in poetry, art, and theater in New York for over three decades. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. poem-city.org

Agriculture and Climate Change with Grace Gershuny. In her new book, “Organic Revolutionary: A Memoir of the Movement for Real Food, Planetary Healing, and Human Liberation,” Gershuny argues for encouraging as many farmers as possible to convert to organic methods as quickly as possible as the most immediate route to reversing the increase in greenhouse gas emissions that now endangers communities everywhere. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Jaquithpubliclibrary.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.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

Branding for Brilliance: Building your Personal Brand. Develop positioning that fuels your professional growth. The National Life Administrative Professional Group will host a workshop and networking session celebrating Administrative Professionals Week. 2:30–4 p.m. Snacks, treats and door prizes. More info. and location: 229-7401. 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Walk East Montpelier Center with Green Mountain Club. Moderate. 7.8 miles. Center Loop plus the Four Corners Extension. A long but fairly flat walk through peaceful countryside. Meet at Montpelier High School at 9 a.m. Kevin Ryan: 249-8849.

World Tai Chi Day. Tai Chi eases symptoms of arthritis, hypertension, back pain and aids balance and fall prevention. Demonstrations offered. Beginners and advanced. Refreshments. 10 a.m.–noon. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, 4583 Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. Free. 223-3322. twinvalleyseniors.org

Open House at Orchard Valley Waldorf School. Tour campus and ask questions of faculty, staff and parents. Children welcome! Guided walks through the fields and forest. Ongoing art activities. 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 10:15 a.m.: Grades walk-through including sample lesson. 11 a.m.: Early Childhood classroom visits to learn about all of our programs, including Farm & Forest, Little Lambs childcare, and Montpelier Child’s Garden.2290 VT Rt. 14 N., E. Montpelier. 456-7400. Morgan.i@ovws.org ovws.org

Youth Maker Programs. Kids 10+ can learn how to make e-textiles. Learn basic circuit design, how to sew LED lights into fabric and build simple circuits sewing with conductive thread. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Limited space. Register: 244-7036

Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Clean out your medicine cabinets and safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications. Pills and capsules only, no liquids. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Free and anonymous disposal at six local sites:

  • Washington County Sheriff’s Department, 10 Elm St., Montpelier
  • Montpelier Police Department, 1 Pitkin Ct, Montpelier
  • Barre City Police Department, 15 Fourth St, Barre
  • Northfield Police Department, 110 Wall St., Northfield
  • Kinney Drugs, 800 Rt. 302, Berlin
  • Kinney Drugs, 80 S. Main St., Waterbury

For more information: agilbert@cvndc.org or Central VT New Directions Coalition: 223-4949, www.cvndc.org

Freeride Montpelier Spring Bike Sale. Many sizes and styles including mountain, road, cruiser, hybrid. Also car racks, tire pumps, fenders and other accessories. Many cheap/by donation used parts. Freeride Montpelier is a bicycle repair co-op. Tools, assistance and education are provided so that individuals can repair their own bicycle, with the help of the shop volunteers (as needed). Any and all profit made by Freeride is reinvested in the shop’s mission. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 89 Barre St., Montpelier. freeridemontpelier.org

PoemCity: Poetry, Meet Art: Letterpress Broadsides. Incorporate meaningful texts and watch the words take on new meaning and new life on broadsides. Use handset type and decorative elements to create large¬ format prints of poems that inspire us. 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. May Day Studio, 190 River St., Montpelier. $110 includes cotton paper for five 11×17 prints and sandwich lunch. Pre-register: 229-0639 or maydaystudio@gmail.com. poem-city.org

PoemCity: Nature Poems, Favorite Poems. Join Diana Whitney, the poetry columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Dede Cummings, publisher and editor at Green Writers Press, for a lively discussion of some of their favorite nature poetry. Bring a copy of your favorite poem if you wish. 1:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. poem-city.org

Maple Poems and Stories. Readings of maple stories in prose and verse will be hosted by the Northeast Storytellers during the 2016 St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival. 2–4 p.m. St. Johnsbury Welcome Center lawn, St. Johnsbury. Free. 751-5432. brookequillen@yahoo.com

Primo Maggio: Traditional Scottish Music. Featuring singer Norman Kennedy, singer/harpist Domnique Dodge and piper Ian Gauthier. Traditional community dinner 6 p.m.; concert 7 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre. $25. 479-5600. oldlaborhall.org

Man Bites Barre. A cross between a game show, a variety show, and a talk show before a live studio audience 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 1

All Species Day. Come dressed as your favorite species! Noon: Calling all species, awakening the Spring Goddess, spring play at Old Shelter, arrival of the Stag King. Hubbard Park soccer field; 1 p.m.: Parade to State House via Spring, Main and State streets. Line up at Hubbard Park main gate Winter Street entrance; 2:30 p.m. Birth of Spring Pageant. State House lawn. alltogethernowvt.org

Peacham Corner Guild. Opening for season May 1, daily 10-5, closed Tuesdays. Featuring small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. 643 Bayley Hazen Rd, Peacham, 592-3332. The Peacham Corner Guild is a non-profit organization.

Friends of the Waterbury Public Annual Spring Tea. Featuring program from the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau “Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables.” Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many common garden vegetables. 2 p.m. Warerbury Public Library, Steele Community Room, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free. waterburypubliclibrary.com

Primo Maggio: Solid Men in the Granite City: Barre’s Socialist Mayors. illustrated talk by Prof. Robert E. Weir. 4 p.m. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre. Free. 479-5600. oldlaborhall.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 2

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.

Bereavement/Grief Support Group. Open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 6-7:30 p.m. Conference Center.  600 Granger Road, Berlin. Free. 223-1878.

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.

Break Free of Fossil Fuels Action Info. & Training. Learn about the upcoming regional mass action for climate justice in Albany, NY and how to get involved. Snacks provided. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. centralvtclimateaction@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3

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

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont. Rainbow Umbrella brings LGBTQ individuals from Central Vermont together to plan and hold events such as bowling, discussion group, ukulele and tea dances to foster community and increase LGBTQ visibility in the region. Meets every other Tues. 5–7 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier. rucvtadmin@pridecentervt.org

MBAC Meeting. Meeting of the Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee. First Tues., 6–7:30 p.m. City Manager’s Conference Room, 39 Main St., Montpelier. Montpelier. 262-6273.

Ballroom Dance Classes Begin. With instructor, Samir Elabd. Six-week session, Every Tues., May 3–June 7. Two classes offered: Tango and Introduction to Foxtrot, 6–7 p.m.; Swing and Salsa, 7–8 p.m. Singles welcome, no prior experience necessary. Union Elementary School, 1 Park Ave., Montpelier. Register by calling the Montpelier Rec. Dept. 225-8699.

Just Eat It Film and Discussion. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. 6 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 35 Main St., Montpelier. kellogghubbard.org

Writers for Recovery Group Reading. Members of Writers for Recovery read original work about addiction and recovery. 7–8 p.m. Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St., Barre. Free. writersforrecovery@icloud.com

After the Haiku of Yosa Buson With David Budbill. 7–8:30 p.m. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier. bearpondbooks.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

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

Cornerstone Burger Co. Shine & Dine. Join SunCommon at the Cornerstone Burger Co to enjoy a free beer and appetizers, while you learn about how going solar can work for you. 5:30–7 p.m. 21 East St., Northfield. Free. 552-0125. joel@suncommon.com. For more information & RSVP: http://suncommon.com/event/cornerstone-burger-co-shine-dine/

League of Women Voters Annual Meeting. Get-together dinner celebrating the year. Guest speaker Hanna Ross on Human Trafficking. 5:30 p.m. Angelino’s, 15 Barre St., Montpelier. Attendees pay for their own dinner. Reservations required: lwvofvt@gmail.com

Traditional Herbalism in a Globalized World: A Case Study of Cuba. With Kenzie McDonald, VCIH Clinical Intern. Discussion on the reality of traditional herbalism in the context of Cuban culture, specifically focusing on Havana and the surrounding region. 6 p.m. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., Montpelier. $12; $10 for members. Pre-registration required. 224-7100. info@vtherbcenter.org. vtherbcenter.org

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

U-32 School Board Meeting. Open to the public and community members are always welcome to attend. 6 p.m. U-32, Rm. 131, 930 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier. 229-0321.

Montpelier School Board Meeting. 7 p.m. Montpelier High School library, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier. 225-8000.

Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis. Writer Reeve Lindbergh will share the family story surrounding her father’s famous plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Part of The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series. 7 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. vermonthumanities.org

Jaquith Library Classic Film Series. With Tom Blachly and Rick Winston. The Visitor. Last film of the season. 7 p.m. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Marshfield. Tom Blachly: 229-5290. blachly@together.net

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5

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

Human-Powered. A multi-media presentation highlighting fifteen years of human-powered mountain adventures logged by local photographers and storytellers, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson, of Moretown. 6:30 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

Wood Turtles in Vermont: Ecology and Conservation. Spend an evening with River Conservation Specialist, Lydia Menendez Parker, and Herpetologist, Chris Jenkins to learn more about the ecology and conservation of wood turtles and the rivers they call home. 7 p.m. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. Free. 229-6206. northbranchnaturecenter.org

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6

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.

Color Your Heart Out at Bear Pond Books. May 6 is Montpelier’s Art Walk, and we’re breaking out our colored pencils and some adult coloring books! We’ll have a bunch of samples for you to try out, and a couple of specially created pages for this event. 4–6:30 p.m. 77 Main St., Montpelier.

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.

Espresso Brain-o. Muster your best small team, and come eat, drink and think your way through a dynamic live trivia game 7 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896.events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7

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

Free Comic Book Day! Join us in a celebration of this art form by coming by the library to pick one up for free. Board games, 12:30 p.m.; face-painting, 1 p.m.; superhero costume contest with prizes, 3 p.m. Happening all day. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier.

Green Up Day. Join volunteers to remove litter from Vermont’s roadsides. In Montpelier, bags can be picked up at the registration table at the Farmers’ Market. Full bags can be left curbside for DPW to pick up. For information on each town’s process visit: greenupvermont.org

Green Mountain Club Work Hike. Duxbury. All abilities. Long Trail to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. Bring lunch. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Meet at Montpelier High School parking lot at 8 a.m. Contact Steve Bailey: 1-609-424-9238 or trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

Montpelier Kiwanis Club All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast. Delicious breakfast to raise money to send central Vermont kids to summer camp. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, VT maple syrup, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk. 7–11:30 a.m. Boutwell Masonic Center, 288 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier. Adults $7; children under 12 $4.

Orchard Valley Waldorf School’s 10th Annual Sweet ‘N Savory Pie Breakfast. 8:30 a.m.–noon (or when the pie runs out!) Trinity Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier. $8; $30 family; children under 5 free. 456-7400. ovws.org

Calais Green Up Day. Volunteers can drop off bags of roadside litter. Metal also accepted (no refrigerators, liquids or tires on rims). Household trash and recyclables accepted for the usual fee. No personal tires, please. Bags can be picked up at all 3 Calais stores and Town Clerk’s Office beginning last weekend of April (or use your own). Please DO NOT leave bags on roadsides to be picked up. Bring them to the Recycling Depot. 9 a.m.–noon. Trash/Recycling Depot, Moscow Woods Rd., East Calais. Fletcher Dean: 456-8924, fletcherd@hotmail.com

Onion River Sports Bike Swap. 9 a.m.–noon. 20 Langdon St., Montpelier. Accepting bikes to sell April 30–May 6. 229-9409. onionriver.com

Capital City Farmers’ Market. Opening day of the summer market. 50+ vendors including more than 30 farmers. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 60 State St., Montpelier. montpelierfarmersmarket.com

8th annual Perennial Plant & Yard Sale. Plus hamburgers, hot dogs and more. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, Blueberry Commons, 4583 Rt. 2, E. Montpelier. To donate a perennial: 223-3322. twinvalleyseniors.org

Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Festival. Awards and screenings for the 2016 Freedom & Unity TV Youth Film Competition. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Noble Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 306 Main St. Montpelier. Free. info@freedomandunitytv.org

Potted Fairy Gardens. Maker program for adults and teens. Let your imagination run wild as you create a small world out of succulents, and other small trinkets such as shells and rocks. If you have an old shallow pan, glass dish or unique planter you’d like to use, feel free to bring it along. 9:30–11:30 a.m. Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St., Montpelier. $10 materials fee. Limited to 12 paricipants. Register: 244-7036

CVMC Rehabilitation Therapy Open House. Explore the expanded sports therapy gym, meet sports therapy experts, get a Running Gait Analysis and more. 100 free bike helmets for kids ages 5–12 (first come, first served). 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 1311 Barre-Montpelier Rd., Berlin. Cvmc.or/springintosports

7th annual Adamant 20 Miler and Relay. Enjoy a scenic out-and-back course with ponds and hills through Calais and Woodbury, or share the course with a partner in the 2-person relay (13 mile and 7 mile legs). Great prep for the Vermont City Marathon! 10 a.m. Adamant Music School, Adamant. Register on race day 8:30–9:45 a.m. ($30) or find a printable form with pre-registration ($25) and additional details at cvrunners.org

Coffee with a Cop. Montpelier Police Department and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. 10 a.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. The North Branch Café doesn’t serve coffee but they have a variety of teas to enjoy.

Peoples’ Health & Wellness Clinic Bowl-A-Thon. Form a team and register. All ages and skills welcome. Teams ideally consist of five bowlers, and are asked to raise a minimum of $50 each for a team total of $250. Benefits the Peoples’ Health & Wellness Clinic. 1–3 p.m. Twin City Family Fun Center, Rt. 302. Barre. Register: 479-1229 or download form at phwcvt.org

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.

Capital City Grange Open House. 3–6 p.m; potluck 5 p.m. 6612 VT-12, Berlin. 229-9425. capitalcitygrange.org