Upcoming Events

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Live Music

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Weekly Events

Send your calendar listings to calendar@montpelierbridge.com.

Fall Colors Book Sale at Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Great books at great prices; special selection of $5 and $10 books in upstairs lobby. 135 Main Street, Montpelier. 223-3338

 

Montpelier High School Sports Schedule

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=MHS-Athletics@mpsvt.org&ctz=America/New_York

 

Sun Oct 0 1

Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"

Sun Dog Poetry presents a complete reading of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself over two Sundays at One Radish Eatery in Richmond.  First half of the poem on September 24th featuring Neil Shepard, Mary Jane Dickerson, Angela Patten and Bill Drislane; October 1st for remainder of poem, featuring Stephen Cramer, Rosa Castellano,  Bucky Brandt and guests.

Sept 24 and Oct 1, 4:30PM, One Radish Eatery, Richmond, $12/$7  info at sundogpoetry.org, 349-2497.

Sun Oct 0 1

Bessie Drennan Exhibit Days

Thur. Sept. 28 through Sun. Oct. 1 : Fall foliage art exhibit, craft fair of local creative craftspeople, local farmers vegetables & homemade soups, sandwiches & pies!  Now in its 42nd year, this popular event features paintings of Bessie, primitive artist from the early 1900’s, whose numerous works have been compared to Granma Moses.  Located at South Woodbury Church on Route 14: 10:30 to 4 except Sun., 11 to 3.

Sun Oct 0 1

23rd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale

115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Bethany Church,115 Main Street, Montpelier

Saturday September 30 from 8:00am-4:00pm and

Sunday October 1 noon-3:00pm.

Household & Office items, Clothing & Jewelry, Toys, Sport & Crafting items, Silent Auction, Baked Goods & Bar-B-Q.

To donate items or volunteer call 223-2424.

Sun Oct 0 1

WORDS OUT LOUD reading series: Poets Greg Delanty and Madeleine May Kunin, former Governor of Vermont

758 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
758 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Poets Greg Delanty and Madeleine May Kunin, former Governor of Vermont
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Road, Calais, VT
Readings occurring in tandem with this Fall’s Art at the Kent exhibit REFUGE
See www.kentmuseum.org for more details about the authors and the exhibit.

Sun Oct 0 1

Manhatten Short Film Festival

7322 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
7322 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

Oct. 1, 7 p.m.

It is not a touring festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.

Tickets: $12

802-760-4634

Spuce Peak Arts, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe

Mon Oct 0 2

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA
600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA

The Bereavement/Grief Support Group is open to anyone who hasexperienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee.

The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

Monday Evenings (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • November 27
  • December 11

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 223-1878.

Tue Oct 0 3

Bike Stowe to Morrisville with Green Mountain Club

October 3, Tuesday – Moderate. 20-25 miles with some gravel roads. Moss Glenn Falls to Morrisville and return on Randolph Road. Bring lunch and water or buy lunch in Morrisville. Helmet required. Call Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

Tue Oct 0 3

Free Chronic Pain Management Workshop Begins

6 Hale St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
6 Hale St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

Free six-week workshop starts October 3rd

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people who have been living with chronic pain for more than 3 to 6 months.

The program offers support and education, including techniques to deal with common problems (frustration, fatigue, isolation, or poor sleep); exercises to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance; and tips for talking with your family, friends, and health-care professionals about pain.

Chronic pain conditions include: musculoskeletal pain (neck, shoulder, back pain, etc.), fibromyalgia, postsurgical pain that lasts beyond 6 months, neuropathic pain, and post stroke pain. This workshop can also benefit people with persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, or those who experience severe muscular pain from conditions such as multiple sclerosis.

The Chronic Pain Self-management Program workshop starts on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and will continue through Tuesday, November 7. Classes will meet once a week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Randolph Senior Center, 6 Hale Street, Randolph Vermont. To register or for more information call 802-728-7714.

Tue Oct 0 3

Cuban Professors to Speak at JSC

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

University of Havana professors Consuelo Martin Fernandez and Rafael Betancourt will talk about the limits of reforms in Cuba on Oct. 3 at Johnson State College. The talk, at 5 p.m. at Stearns Performance Space, is free and open to the public.

Fernandez is a psychology professor and Betancourt, her husband, teaches economics. The couple also will talk to several JSC classes that week.

Their visit is sponsored by the Ellsworth Trust, a private foundation established by a former JSC professor, which supports the study of political science and history through lectures, grants and travel opportunities.

Johnson State has offered occasional study trips to Cuba in recent years and donated art books to a Cuban library. JSC’s Arts and Culture of Cuba class, which features a visit to Cuba, has been offered every other year since 2012, with the next one scheduled for 2018.

Tue Oct 0 3

The Archival Mirror: Reflections on Race and Ethnicity in Vermont

1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA
1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA

10/3

6–7 p.m.

Presented by Gregory Sanford Gregory Sanford.

Explores how Vermonters have wrestled with issues around racial and ethnic identity.

Vermont State Archives, 1078 US Rte 2, Middlesex, VT

https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/vhrab/archives-month.aspx

Free

Tue Oct 0 3

Siegfried Must Die! C.G. Jung and the Shadow

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

6:30 p.m.

An exposition of Jung’s relationship with his patient, colleague and Anima, Sabina Spielrein Peter Burmeister examines Siegfried myth in light of Jung/Spielrein drama. Course free; register 802 223-3338

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Tue Oct 0 3

Screening of “An American Ascent”

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

“An American Ascent,” which documents the first African-American expedition to North America’s highest peak, Denali, will be screened Oct. 3 at Johnson State College as part of JSC’s diversity focus this semester.

The screening, at 7 p.m., in Bentley Hall 207, is free and open to the public. The 2014 award-winning film will be followed by a discussion with James Mills, one of the writers.

For more information, visit http://www.anamericanascent.com/.

Tue Oct 0 3

Archer Mayor: "Trace" Reading & Signing

77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/3 – 7 p.m.

New York Times Bestselling author Archer Mayor reads and talks about “Trace,” his newest Joe Gunther Novel. Booksigning and Q&A to follow. Free and open to the public.

Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier

802-229-0774, info@bearpondbooks.com, www.bearpondbooks.com

Wed Oct 0 4

Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Group

When: Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Sept 6th– Oct 11, 2017

Where: Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding and Driving Program at Water Tower Farm 386 US Route 2, Marshfield, Vt.

Contact: Dianne Lashoones 802 426 3781 or email rhythmoftherein@aol.com

Fee: Free of charge but please call to register

Horses are amazing, sentient, gentle beings that have a way of calming the soul and bringing inner peace to one’s self.   For those who are having a hard time in the grieving process, sometimes interaction with a horse can help where other interventions have fallen short. We are offering a 6 week support group program that will meet once a week for an hour.   Our intent is to keep the group small with no more than 6 participants plus volunteers and instructors. We will be able to provide referral resources if issues come up during sessions that someone would want to seek some professional guidance.

Wed Oct 0 4

Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Wednesday, October 4, Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier campus.
Join us one Wednesday of each month for an introductory visit to the OVWS grades school (8:30-9:30am) and our mixed-age kindergarten and Farm & Forest classes (9:30-10:30am) on our East Montpelier campus. Campus tour and Q&A time during each. Additional dates in 2017:November 1 and December 6Contact enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through Wednesday! 
Wed Oct 0 4

Fall Foliage Buy Local Market

115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Wednesday, October 4th 11am-2pm

Vermont State House Lawn, Montpelier

With the success of the Summer Buy Local Markets, we are pleased to introduce a second opportunity in Montpelier to experience the diversity, quality and freshness of the Capitol City weekend farmers’ market on a weekday. Join us to celebrate local foods and agricultural goods on the Statehouse Lawn, this time during peak fall foliage season on October 4th from 11am-2pm! Grab lunch, sample and purchase Vermont cider, mead, beer and spirits, enjoy live music from the Agency of Agriculture staff, and watch farmers, friends, & colleagues join in friendly competition in fun, farming-inspired challenges on the Vermont State House lawn!

Wed Oct 0 4

Sasquatch: An Introduction to our Next of Kin

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

October 4,1:30 p.m.

with Author and Researcher Christopher Noël

Explore through video and audio clips various aspects of this primate species—its nature, behavior, and likely place in the human family tree.

An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier.

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Oct 0 4

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: David Mears

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

David Mears, Vermont Law School professor, legal issues related to groundwater contamination in North Bennington

Oct. 4

All talks, free and open to the public, will be 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 Bentley Hall.

For more information, visit http://jsc.edu/EHSseminars.

Wed Oct 0 4

Vermont Women's Fund Annual Benefit Celebration

598 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
598 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405, USA

 

 elebrating women entrepreneurs and inspiring the next generation of business leaders is the focus of the Vermont Women’s Fund annual celebration on October 4, 2017, held from 5:30-7:30 pm at the University of Vermont Davis Center in Burlington, Vermont. Featured speakers include documentary film producer, digital entrepreneur, and cast member of the film, Dream, Girl Komal Minhas, and Tiff Bluemle, director of the statewide initiative, Change The Story. Jane Lindholm from Vermont Public Radio will emcee the evening on behalf of the state’s largest philanthropic organization dedicated to Vermont’s women’s and girls.

The benefit also spotlights women business owners in Vermont including the latest report from Change The Story, an initiative of the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Commission on Women, and Vermont Works for Women. An open discussion from a panel of Vermont women business owners about the success and challenges of entrepreneurship will also be a part of the evening’s program. Panelists scheduled to appear are: Allison Hooper, Founder of Vermont Creamery; Mary Evslin, entrepreneur and angel investor; and Corinne Prevot, founder of Skida.

The October 4th benefit runs from 5:30-7:30 pm. Tickets are $50 for general admission, $10 for students, and are available online at vermontcf.org/VWFOCt4. Proceeds from the event will support the Vermont Women’s Fund’s statewide grantmaking and operations.

Wed Oct 0 4

CVSWMD Public Meeting

33 Stewart Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
33 Stewart Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USA

Is there something you love – or would like to see improved – about programs run by the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (CVSWMD)? If so, please join staff and board members to let the district know what you think works or doesn’t work about district programming. This meeting is open to the public on Wednesday, Oct 4 at 6:00 pm at the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, 33 Stewart Road, Berlin.

This public session will be an opportunity to provide feedback about CVSWMD’s offerings, including: School Zero Waste program; Additional Recyclables Collection Center; special collections; outreach efforts including compost workshops, website information, and assistance to businesses; support and licensing for haulers, the CVSWMD grant program and more. To learn more about CVSWMD programming, go to cvswmd.org. Light refreshments will be served. People may also send comments to Cathleen Gent at cathleeng@cvswmd.org.

 

For more information about CVSWMD go to cvswmd.org, or call 802-229-9383.

CVSWMD Member Towns include: Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Bradford, Calais, Chelsea, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Fairlee, Hardwick, Middlesex, Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield, Tunbridge, Walden, Washington, Williamstown, and Woodbury.

Wed Oct 0 4

CubScout Pack 777 Recruiting Night

115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
For Boys from Kindergarten to 5th Grade!
When: Wed. October 4th
Time: 6:308pm
Where: Bethany Church
115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
Wed Oct 0 4

Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac with Kelley Hunter

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.

The starry sky is a library of mythic stories from around the world. Come hear classic tales of the twelve constellations of the Zodiac, including the magical 13th constellation!  The Zodiac is the path that the Sun, Moon and planets take across the sky. Which story is yours? If the sky is clear we will go out and do some sky gazing.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Wed Oct 0 4

Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac with Kelley Hunter

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Wednesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.

The starry sky is a library of mythic stories from around the world. Come hear tales of the twelve constellations of the Zodiac, including the magical 13th constellation!  The Zodiac is the path that the Sun, Moon and planets take across the sky. Which story is yours? If the sky is clear we will go out and do some sky gazing.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Wed Oct 0 4

The President’s Global Policies - First Wednesdays Program

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/4 7 p.m.

Veteran American diplomat George Jaeger discusses President Trump’s America First global policies and possible implications.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Free
rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Oct 0 5

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 0 5

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Fri Oct 0 6

Plainfield Farmers Market

10 Hudson Ave, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
10 Hudson Ave, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Plainfield Farmers Market.  Locally raised produce and meats; baked goods; maple syrup; crafts; Japanese tea tasting.  4-7 P.M., Mill Street Park, Mill Street, Plainfield.

Every Friday through Oct. 6

Fri Oct 0 6

CVHHH & TVSC Annual Flu Clinic

4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

No Appointment Needed/ Bring Your Insurance Cards

PLACE: Twin Valley Senior Center- 4583 US Rte. 2 East Montpelier

DATE:   October 6, 2017

TIME:    9:30AM TO 10:30AM

FLU SHOT CHARGES:

Medicare Part B, BC/BS, & MVP– No charge to individual; CVHHH bills your insurance.

No insurance, but meet any of the High Risk criteria below – $15

Everyone else – $35

HIGH RISK CRITERIA: age 50 and over, living with a chronic illness, or long term health conditions, compromised respiratory function or caregiver/spouse.

We will no longer be providing PNEUMONIA VACCINATIONS

Fri Oct 0 6

Death Café

4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

Friday October 6th, 11:45am-1 pm.

Twin Valley Senior Center 4583 US Rt 2 E. Montpelier

Open to the public. These are confidential and informal end of life discussions. Gather with people over lunch (bring your own or have meal served at the Center).

For more information contact Twin Valley Senior Center 4583 US Rt 2 E. Montpelier, 802- 223-3322.

Fri Oct 0 6

Tea Tasting

7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 from 1 – 5 at Kent Museum, Calais

Join the folks from Little Tree Tea at Kent.  Share in their passion for tea while discovering the diversity of teas available.

Free; No registration required.

Information, contact thekentmuseum@gmail.com or call Nel Emlen at 229-4919

Fri Oct 0 6

Art Walk with Music!

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 6, 5–8 p.m.

We welcome you to the fall Art Walk @CAL with special musical guests! There will be art, music and writing on display and performed throughout the building. At River Rock School – Leaf Peeper Poetry, Americana-roots and folk duo Dana and Sue Robinson will be playing throughout the evening, art by Liz Le Serviget and Susan Aranoff will grace our spaces, and T.W.Wood Gallery will be presenting works from their permanent collection of T.W.Wood drawings. Free and open to the public.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier

Free

www.cal-vt.org

Sat Oct 0 7

Tea Tasting

7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA

Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 from 1 – 5 at Kent Museum, Calais

Join the folks from Little Tree Tea at Kent.  Share in their passion for tea while discovering the diversity of teas available.

Free; No registration required.

Information, contact thekentmuseum@gmail.com or call Nel Emlen at 229-4919

Sat Oct 0 7

Chicken Pie Supper

137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
There will be a Chicken Pie Dinner at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  There will be Three Sittings: NOON5PM and 6:30PM. ADULTS $12.00, Children 10 and under: $6.00.
For Reservations or Take Outs, Call the Church Office at: 802-229-9158, or Email trinityvt@comcast.net
Sat Oct 0 7

Chicken pie lunch and dinner

1620 Center Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
1620 Center Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday, Oct. 7

Chicken and biscuits and all the fixings will be served  at 12 noon5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

at the Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., East Montpelier.  Adults $12, children $6.  Take-outs available.  Reservations required 223-6934.  www.oldmeetinghouse.org

Sat Oct 0 7

Hike Kettle Pond Loop with Green Mountain Club

October 7, Saturday – Groton. Moderate. 3 miles. Bring lunch and beverage. Contact George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, 229-9787 or marlong@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place.

Sat Oct 0 7

Vermont Old Cemetery's Fall meeting

79 Summer St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
79 Summer St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
Saturday, October 07, 2017.
St. Monica’s Church- in the rectory , 79 Summer St, Barre, VT 05641
coffee hour from 9-10 AM 
Meeting from 10-12 PM 
 
Lunch: at 12:00PM -1:00 PM 
Food will be from: Quarry Kitchen 
Cost: $13.00 per person
Lasagna
Salad
Bread & Butter
RSVP with payment to:
Jeni Newman
146 St Peter Street
Winooski, VT  05404
or call : 802-999-6031
 
Afternoon Activity: at 1:15PM– ish 
Complimentary Tour of Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
Approximately 45 minutes
Sat Oct 0 7

Worcester Clothing Swap

Oct 7, Worcester Clothing SWAP ..Get some “new-to-you” clothing and accessories. $1/per bag (BYOB), Benefits the Worcester Food Shelf. Worcester Town Hall, RT12 from 9am -3pm…552-7494

Drop offs: Oct. 5 and 6, noon-5 p.m., Worcester Town Hall, RT12. Drop off your gently, used clothing/accessories..free from stains and tears.

Sat Oct 0 7

Coffee with a Cop

National Coffee with a Cop Day is a day dedicated by The United States Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services Office to encourage communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and the public.

The Day began as part of National Community Policing Week in 2016 and now continues each year the first Wednesday in October, furthering efforts nationwide to bridge the gap between the community and the law.

In small towns and large cities alike, police officers and citizens can learn about each other, form bonds, and grow important community relationships to help strengthen their communities, all knowing that other departments and citizens around the country are doing the same thing on the same day. United as a country; united in our efforts.

We will be observing this event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Capital City Farmer’s Market on State Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic for this event. 

Coffee has been generously donated by Birchgrove Baking.

Sat Oct 0 7

Montpelier Child's Garden Fall Festival!            

155 Northfield St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
155 Northfield St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

                                                       Saturday, October 7, 10am to 12:30pm

Celebrate fall and the richness of the harvest at the Child’s Garden in Montpelier! Apple pressing, dyeing with native plants, and more. Bring a picnic, play in the lovely play yard, walk the trail up into the woods, and enjoy this magical spot right in Montpelier. Address: 155 Northfield Street. Weather permitting; no rain date. Questions? Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org or call 802-456-7400

Sat Oct 0 7

2nd Annual Randolph Mini Maker Faire

Randolph will hold its 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire, Saturday October 7th from 12 pm – 5pm on 2 South Main St, Randolph VT, 05060. The fair is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. For more info please visit randolphmakerfaire.com

 

Sat Oct 0 7

Rachel Eddy Banjo and Fiddle Workshops!

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 7

Rachel Eddy, Old Time musician on tour from W. Virginia, will be giving two workshops – banjo at 1pm, and fiddle at 3pm. To learn more about Rachel and her music, visit www.racheleddymusic.com

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.

www.summit-school.org, director@summit-school.org, 802-793-3016

$25 for each workshop

Sat Oct 0 7

Food and Art Series

255-655 Taggart Hill Rd S, Stockbridge, VT 05772, USA
255-655 Taggart Hill Rd S, Stockbridge, VT 05772, USA
Saturday, October 7th
From 4:30-7:30

at The Sable Project

588 Taggart Hill Road
Stockbridge VT 05772Vermont Dance Alliance members showcase their new creations from the weekend’s conference. Come enjoy wood fired pizza, dance and community.

**PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY! Especially in low clearance vehicles, put your wheels on the highest points of the road as possible and go SUPER SLOW over water drainage channels.
$10 suggested donation for delicious hand made pizzas out of the dragon oven
Performance Donations graciously accepted to support the Vermont Dance Alliance
Sun Oct 0 8

The 22st Annual Mad Dash

The 22st Annual Mad Dash will take place on Sunday, October 8th at 10:00 am starting from Meadow Road in Waitsfield and registration is open at www.madriverpath.com – click on the Mad Dash link.

The Dash is a classic Vermont foot race that benefits the Mad River Path Association. It is multiple events in one: 5K & 10K Road Race, 5K Fitness Walk and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Kids Fun Run. The course goes near the Mad River, through a covered bridge and includes majestic views of mountains and farms.

It’s a great day for all ages in the midst of gorgeous Vermont foliage with: tee shirts for all participants, delicious lunch, live music and great raffle prizes (pre-registered participants only.) The free Kids’ Fun Run is race day registration only and starts after the Dash.

In addition to enjoying discounted registration pricing, participants who register on line in advance will also be entered into a raffle for great prizes donated by local businesses. A silent auction will also take place.

 

Sun Oct 0 8

Marshfield Harvest Festival

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Family Friendly Activities: face painting, cider pressing, pop-corn popping, arts and crafts, field games, music from local bands, and more! Book sale, bake sale, horse and wagon rides, flea market, and 50/50 raffle.  “Chili-Cook-off”: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our “Chili tent” and then vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize!!  Salads and corn bread will complement the chili. $ 8 adults and $ 4 children.  Barbeque if you don’t like chili. Marshfield Historical Society slide show:  “Industrial History of Marshfield” An illustrated talk about the places where things were made or processed in Marshfield during the self-sufficient 1800s (from bricks, to logs, cheese, starch, shoes, butter boxes, liniments, and worm elixir).

 Seeking: Vendors for Marshfield Harvest Festival on Oct. 8We’d like to invite any local vendors to sell craft items, antiques, flea market items, or local produce.  Bring your own table / tent. To reserve a space email kathymfiske@gmail.com or call Kathy at 426-3708. Fundraiser for library, $10 a space, limit two tables. Local non-profits:  If you are a 501c3 organization and would like to participate, you are welcome to do so free of charge.  We encourage you to have some kind of interactive display or game to go with the festive feel of the day!

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Sun Oct 0 8

Marshfield Harvest Festival

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Family Friendly Activities: face painting, cider pressing, pop-corn popping, artsand crafts, field games, music from local bands, and more! Book sale, bake sale, horse and wagon rides, flea market, and 50/50 raffle.  “Chili-Cook-off”: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our “Chili tent” and then vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize!!  Salads and corn bread will complement the chili. $ 8 adults and $ 4 children.  Barbeque if you don’t like chili. Marshfield Historical Society slide show:  “Industrial History of Marshfield” An illustrated talk about the places where things were made or processed in Marshfield during the self-sufficient 1800s (from bricks, to logs, cheese, starch, shoes, butter boxes, liniments, and worm elixir).

Seeking: Vendors for Marshfield Harvest Festival on Oct. 8We’d like to invite any local vendors to sell craft items, antiques, flea market items, or local produce.  Bring your own table / tent. To reserve a space email kathymfiske@gmail.com or call Kathy at 426-3708. Fundraiser for library, $10 a space, limit two tables. Local non-profits:  If you are a 501c3 organization and would like to participate, you are welcome to do so free of charge.  We encourage you to have some kind of interactive display or game to go with the festive feel of the day!

We are listed on the Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival calendar this year, so we hope to get visitors from both near and far.  Visit our website for more details, or stay tuned on Front Porch Forum.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Sun Oct 0 8

Montpelier Fall Festival, Kids Cup-1 Mile Fun Run and Vermont Jaunt 5K

5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

The annual Montpelier Fall Festival will take place on Sunday October 8th from 11:00 – 4:00 PM at Montpelier High School. This fun community event includes the Kids Cup 1-Mile Fun Run at 12:00 pm and the Vermont Jaunt 5K at 1:00 pm, as well as a festival of food and games.

The festival and running events are open to all community members. This is a fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting the parent groups at Union Elementary School, Main Street Middle School, and Montpelier High School. The monies raised will support school activities, fund field trips, and supplement school supplies. If you do not choose to run or participate, please consider donating to support your local schools. All of the money will go directly to school field trips, enrichment activities, and materials not covered by the Montpelier school budget.

Registration and Support

Race registration ($25.00 per participant): http://montpelierkidscup.myevent.com/

Donations: http://montpelierkidscup.myevent.com/3/donate.htm

Volunteer: e-mail Kristin Darcy at kristindarcy@hotmail.com. Especially welcome are teens and adults who can help pass out flyers and hang up posters, help with setup/cleanup, or help run one of the fabulous and fun Fall Festival games.

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/kidscupVT/

Kids Cup One-Mile Fun Run

Kids aged 10 and under are welcome to register for the Kids Cup Fun Run, which follows a one-mile course along the high school track and bike path near the high school. Kids can run on their own but are encouraged to bring a grownup with them. Race time is at 12 Noon.

Vermont Jaunt 5K

The Vermont Jaunt 5K is the second event on the same day. Racers of all ages are encouraged to register for this competitive event. Every runner must register in order to receive a racing bib and to qualify for prizes that will be awarded for each age group. Race time is 1:00 pm.

Montpelier Fall Festival

The Montpelier Fall Festival will take place at the Montpelier High School from 11:00 – 4:00 PM on October 8th. There will be games, a bouncy house and dunk tank, food, and lots of fun! Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. We will be accepting cash and credit cards.

Tue Oct 1 0

Siegfried Must Die! C.G. Jung and the Shadow

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

6:30 p.m.

An exposition of Jung’s relationship with his patient, colleague and Anima, Sabina Spielrein Peter Burmeister examines Siegfried myth in light of Jung/Spielrein drama. Course free; register 802 223-3338

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Tue Oct 1 0

Bike Berlin to Brookfield with Green Mountain Club

October 10, Tuesday – Moderately Difficult. 24 miles. To Brookfield Floating Bridge. Bring lunch as there is no place to buy it. Helmet required. Leave from the Berlin Pond public parking area at 10:00 am. Contact George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.

Tue Oct 1 0

Lunch with City Leaders

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Tuesday, October 10, 12-1pm

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

Talk is free, lunch is $7 for anyone under 60 or $5 suggested donation for anyone 60+

Join Director of Montpelier Community Justice Center Yvonne Byrd to talk about the work she does, the city services she manages, recent successes and emerging challenges in our capitol city. All are welcome, reservations appreciated at 262-6288!

Tue Oct 1 0

Everyone's Economic Opportunity in Climate Action

46 Granite St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
46 Granite St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Join Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) for an interactive public event and informative panel discussion focusing on the economic opportunities for Vermont in combating climate change.

WHEN: Tues., Oct. 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre, VT 05641

WHO: Johanna Miller, Vermont Natural Resources Council; Dan Barlow, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility; Dan Hoxworth, Capstone Community Action; Rep. Mary Hooper; Rep. Tommy Walz; and a business leader.

WHAT: Public event, panel discussion, and audience Q&A on the economic benefits for Vermont communities in climate action. Panelists will frame the current context of climate action in Vermont and outline the policy responses they are working to advance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, grow our economy, and ensure all Vermonters benefit from the transition off of fossil fuels.

WHY: A response to the pressing challenge of climate change is urgently needed. It also presents one of the biggest economic development opportunities Vermont has ever seen – if equitable and done right.

Wed Oct 1 1

Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Group

When: Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Sept 6th– Oct 11, 2017

Where: Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding and Driving Program at Water Tower Farm 386 US Route 2, Marshfield, Vt.

Contact: Dianne Lashoones 802 426 3781 or email rhythmoftherein@aol.com

Fee: Free of charge but please call to register

Horses are amazing, sentient, gentle beings that have a way of calming the soul and bringing inner peace to one’s self.   For those who are having a hard time in the grieving process, sometimes interaction with a horse can help where other interventions have fallen short. We are offering a 6 week support group program that will meet once a week for an hour.   Our intent is to keep the group small with no more than 6 participants plus volunteers and instructors. We will be able to provide referral resources if issues come up during sessions that someone would want to seek some professional guidance.

Wed Oct 1 1

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA
600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA

The Bereavement/Grief Support Group is open to anyone who hasexperienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee.

The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

Wednesday Mornings (10:00 am to 11:30 am)

  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 22
  • December 6
  • December 20

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 223-1878.

Wed Oct 1 1

Johnson Community Meal for the Public

Johnson State College will offer a free community meal for the public Oct. 11 at United Church of Johnson at 100 Main St.

The 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. meal, at which Johnson students, faculty and staff serve as volunteers, features a hot lunch on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month through May for anyone who goes. All meals are at the same time and location.

The meals are sponsored in part by JSC Dining Services, the JSC SERVE program and Laraway Youth & Family Services.

Wed Oct 1 1

The Role of Civic Engagement in Prisoner Integration

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

October 11, 1:30 p.m.

With Kathy Fox, Professor of Sociology

Vermont uses Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) as an innovative approach to helping prisoners reenter their communities. Professor Fox will discuss her research relative to the success of this program.

An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier.

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Oct 1 1

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Carissa Stein and Phillip Wilson

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

Carissa Stein and Phillip Wilson with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Vermont

Oct. 11

All talks, free and open to the public, will be 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 Bentley Hall.

For more information, visit http://jsc.edu/EHSseminars.

Wed Oct 1 1

Winter Wellness 

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Wednesday, October 11 6:00-7:30pm

with Shona R MacDougall Registered Herbalist (AHG)

How can you boost your immune system during flu season? Learn about herbs and supplements to take all year long to stay healthy! Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

 

 

Wed Oct 1 1

Lawyers, Opium and Rails: Exploring Vermont’s Early Courts, Drug Abuse and Railroad

1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA
1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA

10/11, 6–7:30 p.m.

Presented by Gary Shattuck. Shattuck provides historical context around opium use in Vermont in the 19th century.

1078 US Route 2, Middlesex

Free

https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/vhrab/archives-month.aspx

Wed Oct 1 1

Indie-Lens Pop-up Film & Discussion "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" by John Scheinfeld

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/11 7 p.m.

Chasing Trane brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Free
rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Oct 1 2

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 1 2

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 1 2

Pumpkin Carving for Enchanted Forest

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Thursday, October 12, 1:30-3:30pm

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

Free and open to the public

Come help prepare jack-o’-lanterns for the October 14 Enchanted Forest event in Hubbard Park! Feel free to bring your own tools and/or pumpkins, and materials will also be provided.

Thu Oct 1 2

Twin Valley Seniors Harvest Dinner

4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

October 12th, 4pm – 7pm

New England Boiled Dinner w/baked Ham, dessert, and Apple Cider, Coffee or Tea.

50/50 raffle. Groups of six or more, reservations appreciated.

Twin Valley Senior Center 4583 US Rt 2 E. Montpelier, 802- 223-3322

Thu Oct 1 2

Metal: Remedies for Allergies & Immunity

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Thursday, October 12 6:00-7:00pm

with Baylen Slote, L.Ac. of black turtle taoist clinical medicine

Enjoy an engaging discussion about practical ways to alleviate allergies and boost your immunity. Learn taoist clinical medicine (TCM) remedies, including guidance with supplements, food medicine, qi gong, and acupressure tools you can use at home. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

 

Thu Oct 1 2

How to Start a Business

19 Gable Pl, Barre, VT 05641, USA
19 Gable Pl, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Establish Achievable and Realistic Goals that will help you Create Your Business Plan. Part of the Business Building Blocks Networking Workshops. 6–8 p.m. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Free. Register: 477-5214. mferguson@capstonevt.org.

Thu Oct 1 2

Windows On Waldorf: An Evening Open House

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm-8pm
Explore the Grade 1-8 curriculum through a guided tour with faculty. The evening will include an overview of Waldorf through the grades along with a view of student work. We’ll host a Windows on Waldorf event every other month. Additional 2017 date: December 14.Preregistration required, by noon the day prior to the Open House. Contact Cathie Ely, Enrollment Director, at enrollment@ovws.org or call 802-456-7400 with questions and to register.

Thu Oct 1 2

First Amendment Freedom of Assembly Conversation

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Who: The League of Women Voters of Central Vermont (LWVCEN), a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government and Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier

What: Conversation on the First Amendment Freedom of Assembly

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Open to the public. No cost.

Where: Kellogg Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, Montpelier

RSVP: lwvofvt@gmail.com

The League of Women Voters in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library is hosting the second of its series on the First Amendment, Freedom of Assembly. Moderator: David Moats, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer at the Rutland Herald. Panelists: Chief Tony Facos, Montpelier Police Department, James Haslam, Founder and Executive Director of Rights & Democracy, Chloé White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont. Join us for an animated discussion on our individual rights to peacefully congregate for diverse purposes and the necessity for Americans to be vigilant in protecting this right.

Sat Oct 1 4

Stowe Green Mountain Club Work Hike

October 14, Saturday – Rain Date October 15, Sunday. All abilities needed and welcomed. Various distances. LT north from Barnes Camp and Smugglers’ Notch, Sterling Pond, and trail around Sterling Pond. Bring lunch and water. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Tools supplied. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8:00 A.M. Contact Andrew Nuquist or trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

Sat Oct 1 4

Cabot Historical Society's 18th annual Apple Pie Festival

25 Common Rd, Cabot, VT 05647, USA
25 Common Rd, Cabot, VT 05647, USA

Sat 10/14/2017, 9 am – 3 pm, Cabot School gym, VT-215 & Gym Road, Cabot Vermont
pie judging adult & youth categories, craft show, lunch & pies sold, raffles. Family friendly, free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible.

https://sites.google.com/site/histsocorg1/apple-pie-festival

Sat Oct 1 4

Orchard Valley ON THE LAND 

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Saturday, October 14, 10am to 12:30pm
East Montpelier Main Campus, 2290 VT Route 14 North

Join OVWS faculty for this inspiring morning ON THE LAND on this gorgeous 55-acre campus. Everyone welcome! This event is for anyone interested in learning about this program and the campus.

Workshops will include hikes/walks on the land and an introduction to “sit-spots,” natural weaving and fiber art, a Meet & Greet with our goats and sheep, an exploration of native agriculture, and bread oven baking. Get a taste of our Farm & Forest mixed-age kindergarten program as well as this new approach to our afternoon curriculum for grades 1-8. 

Preregistration requested. Children welcome to take part along with their parents! Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org or at 802-456-7400 for more information, answers to your questions, and to register!

Sat Oct 1 4

Montpelier Memory Cafe

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Montpelier Memory Cafe ,( www.montpeliermemorycafe.net ) meets the second Saturday of each month, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, at Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street in Montpelier. The Cafe is a social gathering where people in early to mid-stage memory loss disorders, and their care partners, can come together to connect and support one another in a  relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere. Participants enjoy social time and food, as well as activities and exercise. These may include art, music, dance and movement. People living with memory loss and their care partners are all invited to attend. Admission is free. (Please note that the Memory Cafe is not a drop-off or adult day care center. Each participant is expected to be accompanied by a care partner.) Call Liz Dodd at 229-9630 for more details.

Sat Oct 1 4

Filmmaker George Woodard at Montpelier Memory Café

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/14, 10–11:30 a.m.

The Cafe welcomes people with memory loss and their care partners to this event.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center – 58 Barre Street, Montpelier

Free

www.montpeliermemorycafe.net
montpeliermemcafe@gmail.com
call Liz Dodd at 802-229-9630 for more information

We ask that people with memory loss issues be accompanied to the Memory Cafe by a care partner.

Sat Oct 1 4

Open Studios @CAL

46 barre st, montpelier
46 barre st, montpelier

10/14–10/15, noon–5 p.m.

Open Studio weekend with Liz Le Serviget, David Melech Hat Company and Susan Aranoff. Part of Vermont Arts 2017.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

Free

www.cal-vt.org

Sat Oct 1 4

Enchanted Forest

2-362 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
2-362 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday, October 14, 4-8pm

Hubbard Park, Montpelier, 223-7335

Tickets: $5 children/$10 adults/$25 (early bird: $4 children/$8 adults/$20 families)

The “Enchanted Forest” is Montpelier’s night time community celebration of Autumn. Located in historic Hubbard Park, hay wagon rides bring groups of people deep into the park where they are led by guides through candle-lit paths to stages of storytelling, music, fire, and enchantment. It is also the one time of the year park goers get to see Hubbard Park’s 50-foot tower illuminated by fire! Proceeds benefit the Montpelier Parks! Advance tickets available at the City Clerk’s office and guarantee admission for a specific time. Day-of tickets are available at the New Shelter in the park. Walk-ins may encounter long waits. Advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended.

Sat Oct 1 4

Central Vermont Humane Society Fur Fest

7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641, USA
7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Central Vermont Humane Society now has advance tickets available for their annual Fur Fest on Saturday, October 14th from 5-8pm at the Vermont Granite Museum. All proceeds will help save homeless animals and enrich human lives in our local community. The evening includes hearty hors d’oeuvres by Delicate Decadence, desserts by Birchgrove Baking, heartwarming stories, and the opportunity to bid on exclusive high-quality live and silent auction items. A cash bar will also be available.

The $35 per person tickets can be purchased online at www.centralvermonthumane.org or by mailing a check to: CVHS, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601. Call 802-476-3811 x 110 to pay by phone or for more questions.

 

Fur Fest to benefit Central Vermont Humane Society

Saturday, October 14, 2017

5-8 pm

Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre

Hearty hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, cash bar, live and silent auction and heartwarming stories of saving animal lives.

Tickets $35 per person available at www.centralvermonthumane.org or call (802) 476-3811 x 110

Sat Oct 1 4

Pelkey Olympia Calcutta Event at Gusto's

28 Prospect St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
28 Prospect St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

10/14/17

Fundraiser event

5pm, All Ages

Gusto’s, 28 Prospect St., Barre

Sat Oct 1 4

T.W. Wood Gallery: Celebrate Art Fall Gala

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday October 14th 5:30-10:00 pm

Join us for the Gallery’s Celebrate Art Fall Gala! The Gala begins with Andy Christiansen on the piano, global soul food by the Bon Temps Gourmet (AKA Greg & Gretchen), art action stations including mask decorating, fun selfies and printmaking cards, a great silent auction, beer and wine, followed by dancing with the amazing CBT Band.

The Fall Gala silent auction will include artwork by August Burns, Anne Davis, Philip Hagopian, Andrew Kline, Andria Lovejoy, Daniel Neary, Daniel Pattullo & Michael Straus.Take home some fabulous art! The auction will include: portraits, photography, landscape and more! The auction will include many other offerings plus gift certificates.

$50 a person will support all Gallery programs! Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Gallery at twwoodgallery@gmail.com, calling 262-6035 or going to eventbrite!

 

Sat Oct 1 4

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 Chicken & Biscuits Dinner

320 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
320 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

10/14, 6–8 p.m.

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner, made with delicious chicken, homemade biscuits, mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, coleslaw and desserts. Come join us for a delicious meal brought to you by the members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #10 Barre Vermont. $10 per person.

American Legion Post #10, 320 N Main St, Barre
cameronchase19@yahoo.com
802-272-6461

$10 per person.
To-go meals are available upon request.

Sun Oct 1 5

Open Studios @CAL

46 barre st, montpelier
46 barre st, montpelier

10/14–10/15, noon–5 p.m.

Open Studio weekend with Liz Le Serviget, David Melech Hat Company and Susan Aranoff. Part of Vermont Arts 2017.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier

Free

www.cal-vt.org

Sun Oct 1 5

Beautiful Tree Walk at the Stranahan Town Forest with Brett Engstrom

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Stranahan Stewardship Committee, Marshfield Conservation Commission, and the Jaquith Public Library

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Sun Oct 1 5

Beautiful Tree Walk at the Stranahan Town Forest with Brett Engstrom

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Stranahan Stewardship Committee, Marshfield Conservation Commission, and the Jaquith Public Library

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Mon Oct 1 6

Free Blood Pressure Checks

4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

Monday October 16 from 10am to 1pm

Twin Valley Senior Center 4583 US Rt 2 E. Montpelier

The SASH (Senior Assisted Services at Home) program is at the Center to do free blood pressure checks and health consultations.

For more information contact Twin Valley Senior Center 4583 US Rt 2 E. Montpelier, 802- 223-3322.

Mon Oct 1 6

History of Racism with Netdahe Stoddard

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Monday, October 16 at 3:15 p.m.

We will talk about the history of racism in the U.S. to help us understand the racism we see in our country today. We will talk about the importance of identifying, learning about, talking about, and confronting racism-for each of us. For people ages 12 and up

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Mon Oct 1 6

History of Racism with Netdahe Stoddard

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Monday, October 16 at 3:15 p.m.

We will talk about the history of racism in the U.S. to help us understand the racism we see in our country today. We will talk about the importance of identifying, learning about, talking about, and confronting racism-for each of us. For people ages 12 and up

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Mon Oct 1 6

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA
600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA

The Bereavement/Grief Support Group is open to anyone who hasexperienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee.

The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

Monday Evenings (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • November 27
  • December 11

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 223-1878.

Tue Oct 1 7

Siegfried Must Die! C.G. Jung and the Shadow

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

6:30 p.m.

An exposition of Jung’s relationship with his patient, colleague and Anima, Sabina Spielrein Peter Burmeister examines Siegfried myth in light of Jung/Spielrein drama. Course free; register 802 223-3338

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Tue Oct 1 7

The Search for a Good Exit: Intro to Ownership Succession Planning

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/17, 2–5 p.m.

A free seminar for business owners and manager to learn about ownership succession options.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, Montpelier

www.veoc.org, info@veoc.org

Free but registration required via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-search-for-a-good-exit-introduction-to-ownership-succession-planning-montpelier-2017-registration-37925645627 

Tue Oct 1 7

Food and Immunity

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Tuesday, October 17 5:00- 6:00pm

with Lisa Masé, Harmonized Cookery

The food that we eat directly impacts our weight, energy, mood and immunity. Learn which foods to incorporate now to promote winter health. Explore the importance of the enteric nervous system, the gut microbiome, and strategies to support the body’s natural ability to maintain vibrant health. $3 members, $5 non-members.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Tue Oct 1 7

Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Spaulding High School, Barre

Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at over 60 local high schools beginning in early  October through mid-December to help families fill out financial aid forms.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont state grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

Students and parents also can ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships. Internet access will be available and space is limited.

Students and parents should sign up for a FSA ID at https://www.fsaid.ed.gov prior to the workshop. The form takes about 10 minutes to complete and 1-3 days to verify and issue the ID from Federal Student Aid.

Tue Oct 1 7

Randolph Dream Group

67 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
67 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
The next Randolph Dream Group gathering will be on Tuesday, October 17th, from 6 – 8pm. We hope you can join us for an evening of exploring the dream realm and the wisdom that it offers us.
We meet in the Kimball Public Library Young Adult Room. The library is located at 67 North Main Street, Randolph.
Free and open to all.
Cynthia – 802-565-0064
Hugo – 802-565-0059
Tue Oct 1 7

Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

19 Forest St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
19 Forest St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

Randolph Union High School

Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at over 60 local high schools beginning in early  October through mid-December to help families fill out financial aid forms.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont state grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

Students and parents also can ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships. Internet access will be available and space is limited.

Students and parents should sign up for a FSA ID at https://www.fsaid.ed.gov prior to the workshop. The form takes about 10 minutes to complete and 1-3 days to verify and issue the ID from Federal Student Aid.

Tue Oct 1 7

Kathy Johnson & Joan Dempsey Reading & Conversation: “This Is How It Begins”

77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
October 17, 2017
7:00 PM

Author Joan Dempsey will read from her debut novel, This Is How It Begins (She Writes Press, Oct. 3, 2017), a timely novel about free speech, the importance of empathy, and the bitter consequences of long-buried secrets. The main character, Ludka, is a Polish immigrant who hid art from the Nazis and is now reeling (the novel takes place in 2009) that her grown grandson was fired from his teaching job for being gay. Kathy Johnson, co-founder / partner of CQ Strategies, LLC and senior training consultant for the Anti-Defamation League, will engage the author and audience in Q&A and conversation about the novel and it’s relevance to our current political and cultural climate–with a focus on ideas about dealing with bias. With refreshments, Q&A, and book signing. Free and open to the public. Learn more at http://www.bearpondbooks.com/event/kathy-johnson-joan-dempsey-reading-conversation-%E2%80%9C-how-it-begins%E2%80%9D

Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier, 802-229-0774info@bearpondbooks.com

Wed Oct 1 8

Genomic Medicine

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

October 18, 1:30 p.m.

With Professor and Pathologist Dr. Debra Leonard

In the near future, genomic testing for diagnosis and therapy may be commonplace. Learn what it is and its potential from this researcher and teacher.

An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program

Aldrich Pubic Library, 6 Washington St., Barre

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Oct 1 8

Edward Jones Recruiting Event

6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

In an effort to serve the growing number of individual investors who are looking for financial advisors to understand their financial needs and goals, financial-services firm Edward Jones is looking to hire more financial advisors in Vermont.

As the firm continues to expand its business and grow its network of branch offices to serve individual investors in Vermont, Edward Jones is hosting a recruiting event at 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday October 18th at The Shelburne Vineyard, 6308 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne VT 05482.

The recruiting event is designed to attract job candidates interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of building a business as an Edward Jones financial advisor. Edward Jones financial advisors will be present to answer any questions.

If you would like more information on Edward Jones’ recruiting event, contact Financial Advisor Matt Calhoun at 802-223-2005 or visit the firm’s employment Web site at www.careers.edwardjones.com.

Wed Oct 1 8

1964: A Watershed Year in Vermont’s Political (and Cultural) History

60 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
60 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

10/18, 6:30 p.m.

Deborah Lee Luskin talks about the start of Vermont’s radical political swing away from republicanism.

Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St, Barre,

Free

http://vermonthistory.org
info@vermonthistory.org
(802) 479-8500

Wed Oct 1 8

Movie Night at the Jaquith Library

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

An eclectic selection of movies that deserve a big screen with perspectives we don’t usually see, and humor.

Call library for film title

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 1 9

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 1 9

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 1 9

Johnson State College Career and Internship Fair

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

The Johnson State College fall Career & Internship Fair will be this Thursday, October 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SHAPE Center on campus. The event is free for the public.

More than 40 employers and graduate school representatives will participate from sectors that include health care and social services, nonprofits, state and federal government, law enforcement, tourism and hospitality, and other areas.

For more information, visit http://www.jsc.edu/academics/career-development/information-for-employers/career-fair-information-for-employers.

Thu Oct 1 9

Art History: American Artists and the Civil War

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Thursday, October 19, 1:30-3pm

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

Free and open to the public

Art historian Debby Tait examines American Artists and the Civil War. Artists expressed anxiety at the gathering storm of war (Martin Johnson Heade, Eastman Johnson). They served as reporters for the war (Winslow Homer), and the photographers gave the public an “eye witness” view (Brady, O’Sullivan). Above all, they interpreted the issues and war’s aftermath (Johnson, Homer).

Thu Oct 1 9

Reiki: A Tool for Self-Transformation

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Thursday, October 19 6:00-7:00pm

with Hilary Denton, Reiki Master Teacher

Explore the Reiki principles and how they enhance our mind/body connection encouraging optimal health. Reiki works at the root cause of disharmony in the mind, body and spirit and can help empower you in becoming your authentic self. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Thu Oct 1 9

How to Master Your Time Management

19 Gable Pl, Barre, VT 05641, USA
19 Gable Pl, Barre, VT 05641, USA

With Lisa Danforth, Business Coach. Practice simple fundamentals to improve focus, gain traction, and achieve success.

Part of the Business Building Blocks Networking Workshops. 6–8 p.m. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Free. Register: 477-5214. mferguson@capstonevt.org.

Thu Oct 1 9

Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

Montpelier High School and U-32 (at U-32)

Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at over 60 local high schools beginning in early  October through mid-December to help families fill out financial aid forms.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont state grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

Students and parents also can ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships. Internet access will be available and space is limited.

Students and parents should sign up for a FSA ID at https://www.fsaid.ed.gov prior to the workshop. The form takes about 10 minutes to complete and 1-3 days to verify and issue the ID from Federal Student Aid.

Thu Oct 1 9

Author Reading & Book Signing: "Water Ways" by William O’Daly and JS Graustein

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/19 7 p.m.

“Water Ways” is a collection of poems by William O’Daly, essays, photographs by JS Graustein.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier
Free
rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Oct 1 9

Not a Slam

31 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648, USA
31 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648, USA

7 PM Thurs., Oct 19 at The Whammy Bar (Maple Corner Store, Calais):

LowBrow. MadMan 3 Composer Fred Wilber joins VT Slam Champ Geof Hewitt for an intimate evening of collaboration. Free, but we’ll pass the hat.

Fri Oct 2 0

Johnson State College’s first fall open house for prospective students

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

Johnson State College’s first fall open house for prospective students and their families will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20.

The free event will include a campus tour, student panel, lunch and the opportunity to talk with faculty, coaches, and financial aid and admissions representatives. Participants will learn about the new Northern Vermont University-Johnson, which becomes official July 1, 2018, when JSC and Lyndon State College unify as NVU. The colleges will maintain separate campuses.

Pre-registration for the open house is required. To register, visit http://northernvermont.edu/open-house-nvu-johnson.

For more information, contact the admissions office at 800-635-2356or Johnson@NorthernVermont.edu.

Fri Oct 2 0

Ceramics Fundraiser

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

The 23rd annual Johnson State College Thrown-A-Thon, at which students and the general public create ceramic items to sell, will be noon-midnight Oct. 20 at the campus Visual Arts Center ceramics studio in Room 117.

Members of the public may participate for $5 a person. The artwork made is donated to the studio, where students dry, fire, glaze and re-fire the pieces to sell at JSC’s annual Holiday Ceramics Sale on Nov. 15.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Vermont Foodbank and Operation Smile, an organization that provides free surgery for children born with a cleft palate.

 

 

Fri Oct 2 0

Vampire Movie Nights

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Fridays, October 20 and 27 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween with a few vampire movies. On October 20th see the first vampire movie filmed in 1922 directed by F. W. and Werner Herzog’s 1977 remake of it. Then on October 27 see the 2014 vampire mockumentary about a group of vampires who share an apartment.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Fri Oct 2 0

Magician Peter Boie

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

Peter Boie, a self-proclaimed “magician for non-believers,” will perform Oct. 20 at Johnson State College.

The 8 p.m. show at Stearns Performance Space is free and open to the public.

Boie has performed on the CW television network’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” For more information,  go to http://peterboie.com/.

Sat Oct 2 1

Duxbury Green Mountain Club Work Hike

October 21, Saturday –  Rain Date: October 22, Sunday. All abilities needed are welcomed. Various distances. From the new Winooski River footbridge, work on LT south to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. Bring lunch and water. Wear Sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Tools supplied. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8:00 A.M.Contact Andrew Nuquist, 223-3550 or trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

Sat Oct 2 1

Parenting Workshop

44 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
44 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Join a dynamic and life-changing Parent workshop!  Kimberly Hackett- founder of Parenting You is leading a 3-hour workshop focusing parent leadership and personal growth. Come learn more and be the parent you want to be and the parent your child needs you to be.
Montpelier Workshop: Oct. 21 – 9amnoon, deMena’s 3rd floor, 44 Main Street, Montpelier.
Burlington Workshop: Nov. 18 – 9amnoon, North End Studios, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington
Space is limited. $25
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Sat Oct 2 1

Training Camp for New Dads

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
October 21, 9am – 1pm
Aldrich Library, Barre
Welcoming a child is an extremely profound and life-changing experience for men. Dads are acutely aware that it’s only the beginning of a great adventure. The birth opens the door to their new life as a parent. In this fatherhood class, men will gain perspective from discussing the road that lies ahead. A new father’s mind may be swimming with questions: How long should I take off work? What do we need to have at home to be prepared for the baby? How do I figure out how to pay the bills and still have enough time to be with my wife and baby? Is there sex after childbirth? I’m worried my wife will be totally focused on the baby and not have any time for me. Do you think we should use cloth or disposable diapers? Is it possible to breast- and bottle-feed? I want to make sure I can care for the baby, too. How long should we wait before relatives can visit? The list goes on and on! This class helps men give voice to their concerns about becoming a dad, gain support, and start the process of making decisions.
Sat Oct 2 1

GED Testing: Barre

46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Oct. 21

11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre

476-4588

Sat Oct 2 1

Impeach Trump Rally

115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

State House lawn, Montpelier, VT.

October 21st, 12pm to 5pm.

Peaceful protest. Information at https://www.facebook.com/groups/763364217177796/

Sat Oct 2 1

Harvest Dinner

32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USA
32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USA

Saturday, October 21st, 6pm.

Featuring fall bounty transformed into sumptuous dishes to include soups, stews, stuffed peppers, spiced cabbage, sides, salads, several vegetarian options and kids-friendly mac and cheese.

Come enjoy an evening of convivial conversation and delectable dinner with neighbors and friends.

For reservations and more information, please RSVP to Betsy Hale: bhale0723@gmail.com or 276-3488.  Cost is $15/person, with children under 12 by donation.  Compucount is the generous sponsor for this event.

Old Brookfield Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd, Brookfield

Sat Oct 2 1

Sli Alnighter Benefit

10 Jefferson St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
10 Jefferson St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

10/21/17

Featuring 15 local bands in a showcase

Open to public, all ages, Doors at 6:00 PM, Barre Elks Lodge, $25.00 admission.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE STEVE IBEY MUSICAL FOUNDATION FOR CHELSEA SCHOOLS

Sat Oct 2 1

Saw-whet Owl Banding 

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 31 , 7:00 pm

Fee: Donations welcomed.

Every fall migrating pint-sized Saw-whet Owls filter through Vermont unseen and unheard. We invite you to join this exciting opportunity to view these common, yet seldom-seen, birds. Follow signs from North Branch Nature Center parking lot to the banding station and be sure to dress warmly.

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier

Sun Oct 2 2

Free Contra Dance

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

A contra dance at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Johnson State College is free for the public.

At the dance at SHAPE gym, a caller will teach moves to live music. Partners aren’t needed.

For more information, contact JSC’s Office of First-Year Experience at 635-1474 orJennifer.Stefanski@jsc.edu.

Mon Oct 2 3

Flu Vaccine Clinic

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Monday, October 23, 11:30am-1:30pm

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

Public flu shot clinic led by Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice (CVHHH). First come-first served. No appointment needed. Medicare, BlueCross, and MVP accepted. CVHHH will bill your insurance carrier directly. If you do not have insurance, shots are $15. For info on other area clinics, call 224-2299.

Mon Oct 2 3

Working with Sitting Practice

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Monday October 23 6:00-7:30pm 

with Robert Kest, Ph.D.

A class to cultivate a deepening of meditation practice.  By allowing some of the habits of our character along with some assumptions and misunderstandings of meditation to fall away, we can find more warm-heartedness, ease, and connectedness in our practice. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Mon Oct 2 3

Screening of "13th"

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

Director Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary “13th,” about the impact of race on the U.S. criminal justice system, will be screened Oct. 23 at Johnson State College.

The screening, at 6 p.m. in Bentley Hall 207, is free and open to the public.

The film’s name comes from the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed slavery. The award-winning documentary depicts how the prison system represents the nation’s history of inequality.

The screening is sponsored by JSC’s Office of First-Year Experience.

Tue Oct 2 4

Siegfried Must Die! C.G. Jung and the Shadow

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

6:30 p.m.

An exposition of Jung’s relationship with his patient, colleague and Anima, Sabina Spielrein Peter Burmeister examines Siegfried myth in light of Jung/Spielrein drama. Course free; register 802 223-3338

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Tue Oct 2 4

Bike Middlesex with Green Mountain Club

October 24, Tuesday – Moderately Difficult. 17 miles. Rte. 12 to Shady Hill Rd. to Molly Supple Hill Rd. to Upper Terrace St. to Portal Rd. to Rte. 12 and return. Helmet required. Leave from the Montpelier Recreation area on Elm St. at 10:00 A.M. Bring lunch and water. Contact George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.

Tue Oct 2 4

Rural Vermont Annual Meeting & Celebration

Rural Vermont hosts its 2017 Annual Meeting & Celebration on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-9 pm at the Tunbridge Town Hall, located at 227 VT Rte 110. Join friends and neighbors for a potluck supper, board elections, raffles featuring goodies from Johnny’s Seeds and area farmers and brewers, plus “Digging In: What’s Next for Rural Vermont”.

The event is family-friendly, free to attend, open to all, and BYOB. More info and Board candidate bios atwww.ruralvermont.org or (802) 223-7222.

Tue Oct 2 4

"Being Mortal" Film Screening

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30-8pm

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518

Free and open to the public

Join health care providers and fellow community members as we gather to screen “Being Mortal,” a PBS Frontline production inspired by Dr. Atul Gawande’s book of the same title. For Gawande, a New Yorker writer and a renowned surgeon at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, too many questions are going unasked. Questions like: What are your priorities if your time is limited?

Tue Oct 2 4

Talk Show Host Wendy Williams Broadcast

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

The Johnson State College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) will air a talk by television host and author Wendy Williams on Oct. 24. The 7 p.m. broadcast in Bentley Hall 207 is free for the public.

Williams hosts “The Wendy Williams Show,” a syndicated talk show.
 

Tue Oct 2 4

Katherine Paterson Book Launch: "My Brigadista Year"

77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
October 24, 2017
7:00 PM
Beloved Vermont children’s author Katherine Paterson celebrates her new book, My Brigadista Year, with a reading and signing at Bear Pond Books! Free and open to the public. Q&A and refreshments served.

Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier, 802-229-0774info@bearpondbooks.com

Wed Oct 2 5

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA
600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA

The Bereavement/Grief Support Group is open to anyone who hasexperienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee.

The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

Wednesday Mornings (10:00 am to 11:30 am)

  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 22
  • December 6
  • December 20

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 223-1878.

Wed Oct 2 5

Johnson State Community Meal for the Public

Johnson State College will offer a free community meal for the public Oct. 25 at United Church of Johnson at 100 Main St.

The 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. meal, at which Johnson students, faculty and staff serve as volunteers, features a hot lunch on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through May for anyone who goes. All meals are at the same time and location.

The meals are sponsored in part by JSC Dining Services, the JSC SERVE program and Laraway Youth & Family Services.

Wed Oct 2 5

The Granite Cutters' Story: A History of Vermont's 200 Year Old Granite Industry

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

October 25, 1:30 p.m.

With Scott A. McLaughlin

The director of the Vt. Granite Museum will outline a tale of hope and loss; of the eager immigrants whose dreams shaped our nation’s cemeteries, parks, and public architecture.

An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program

Aldrich Pubic Library, 6 Washington St., Barre

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Oct 2 5

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Joe Veldon

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

Joe Veldon with Seven Leaf Organics in Morrisville, trends in medical uses of cannabis

Oct. 25

All talks, free and open to the public, will be 4-5:15 p.m. in Room 207 Bentley Hall.

For more information, visit http://jsc.edu/EHSseminars.

Wed Oct 2 5

Introduction to Chi Running

623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Wednesday, October 25 6:00-7:30pm 

with Sarah Richardson, Chi Running Instructor

For beginner and experienced walkers or runners who want to improve their technique so they can practice for a lifetime! Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Wed Oct 2 5

THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE: A FREE PUBLIC  SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
TIME: 6PM

LOCATION: ALDRICH PUBLIC LIBRARY/6 WASHINGTON STREET/BARRE, VT 05641
CONTACT: SARAH COSTA, DIRECTOR OF ALDRICH PUBLIC LIBRARY/(802) 476-7550
SPONSORS: VT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS/VT PHYSICIANS FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM (PNHP)
SPEAKER: MARVIN MALEK, MD, EXECUTIVE BOARD OF VERMONT PNHP AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE GREEN        
MOUNTAIN CARE BOARD
 
On OCTOBER 25, 2017, 6PMthe ALRICH PUBLIC LIBRARY, 6 WASHINGTON ST., BARRE, VT will be hosting the acclaimed documentary, THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE by LAURIE SIMONS and TERRY STERRENBERG, narrated by KIEFER SUTHERLAND with on-the-street-interviews with LINDSEY CARON EPSTEIN.
 
About this film: 

This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.

Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.

Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.  

MARVIN MALEK, MD, will be leading a discussion with the audience after the screening.
Wed Oct 2 5

Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

37 Cross St, Northfield, VT 05663, USA
37 Cross St, Northfield, VT 05663, USA

Northfield High School

Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at over 60 local high schools beginning in early  October through mid-December to help families fill out financial aid forms.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont state grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans.

Students and parents also can ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships. Internet access will be available and space is limited.

Students and parents should sign up for a FSA ID at https://www.fsaid.ed.gov prior to the workshop. The form takes about 10 minutes to complete and 1-3 days to verify and issue the ID from Federal Student Aid.

Wed Oct 2 5

Writer Joseph Citro

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm the Waterbury Historical Society will present Joseph Citro, an award winning writer.  He will share weird Vermont lore and New England  oddities.  The meeting will be at St Leo Hall,   Main St., Waterbury. The event is free open to the public.
Thu Oct 2 6

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 2 6

Kids Cartooning Club

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Thursdays, 3- 4:30, October 5 through November 9

A six week program for kids ages 8 to 12.  Each session will start with a mini-lesson or drawing challenge and then kids will free draw and create their own comics.  Supplies and snacks provided.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise)

122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 802-426-3581

or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Oct 2 6

Johnson State College Blood Drive

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

An American Red Cross blood drive Oct. 26 at Johnson State College will be open to participation by the public.

The drive, noon-5 p.m. at SHAPE gym, will include pizza and snacks for blood donors. JSC’s SERVE office for community service coordinates the biannual drive with the Red Cross. Last fall, JSC collected 70 pints of blood.

Walk-ins are welcome, but the process is quicker with an appointment. To schedule an appointment, go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearch.jsp, then enter Johnson’s zip code — 05656 — click on Johnson State College, and enter your information.

For more information, contact Andie Flavel at andrielle.flavel@gmail.com or 635-1471.

Thu Oct 2 6

Accepting Credit Cards As Form of Payment

19 Gable Pl, Barre, VT 05641, USA
19 Gable Pl, Barre, VT 05641, USA

With Bruce Blokland, Pay Data and Amy Chamberlin, Merchant Services representative

Part of the Business Building Blocks Networking Workshops. 6–8 p.m. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Pl., Barre. Free. Register: 477-5214. mferguson@capstonevt.org.

Thu Oct 2 6

Why a Vermont State Bank

130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 26, 6–7:30 p.m.

Join legislators and community leaders for a potluck meal and panel discussion about the emerging vision for a Vermont State Bank. In the discussion, the panelists will bring their diverse perspectives to the question of “Why Establish a Vermont State Bank” and clarify the connections between the State Bank vision and the challenges and opportunities facing Vermont today. Come to learn about the vision or ask a question from the audience.

Along with the potluck and panel discussion, the event will also include a short, original skit and chance to hear about the status of the current campaign.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier

Free

Thu Oct 2 6

Writing Your "PoemCity" Poem: Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

With Rick Agran

  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30

(please attend all sessions)

register, 802 223-3338. Limit 12.

6:30 p.m.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier

223-3338

Thu Oct 2 6

Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/26 6:30 p.m.

Grow an idea, story, or feeling into a poem; second in three-part series.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Free
rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Oct 2 6

Getting Older? Want to Talk?

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

An introductory meeting for a series of community conversations on Aging Successfully in Central Vermont.

Oct. 26 and Oct. 28, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier

Questions? Email John Ryan, jryan@devcycles.com or Polly Nichol, pnicholvt@gmail.com

Thu Oct 2 6

Miss Jubilee's Curious Bingo Night

70 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
70 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

10/26  9pm

(benefit)

Charlie O’s, Main St., Montpelier

Fri Oct 2 7

Vampire Movie Nights

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

Fridays, October 20 and 27 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween with a few vampire movies. On October 20th see the first vampire movie filmed in 1922 directed by F. W. and Werner Herzog’s 1977 remake of it. Then on October 27 see the 2014 vampire mockumentary about a group of vampires who share an apartment.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Fri Oct 2 7

Performing Arts Festival for Prospective Students

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

The annual Performing Arts Festival at Northern Vermont University-Johnson for prospective students will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27.

High school students are invited, and schools may bring classes to the event, which will be held at several buildings on campus. At the free event, students will tour the campus, attend a rehearsal, watch a showcase by NVU-Johnson performing arts students, learn about performing arts majors, and talk with faculty, students and admissions representatives.

Students will choose from one of five performance tracks, including theater, technical theater, dance, concert band and choral ensemble. At the end of the day, students will perform for their peers.

Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25, and some performance tracks have requirements that must be met before then. To pre-register and see deadlines, go tohttp://northernvermont.edu/performing-arts-festival.

Fri Oct 2 7

UCM Fall / Winter Rummage Sale

130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

 Friday, October 27  9 am – 6 pm

Annual sale features warm clothes and household goods. Get ready for the cold.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street.

BAG Sale:  Saturday, October 28 ~ 9 am to 1 pm. Contact: Janet, 433-1706.

Fri Oct 2 7

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Presents Designer and Artist Johnny Swing

306 Upper Parade Ground, Northfield, VT 05663, USA
306 Upper Parade Ground, Northfield, VT 05663, USA
Description: Norwich University School of Architecture + Art’s free lecture series presents designer and artist Johnny Swing on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery, where Johnny Swing’s work will also be on display during the week of Oct. 23. Sponsored by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, all lectures and events are free and open to the public.
Date: Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m.
Location: Chaplin Hall Gallery, Norwich University.
Fri Oct 2 7

A Delightfully Ghostly Evening with Will Alexander

77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
October 27, 2017
7:00 PM

National Book Award Winning author Will Alexander brings us a delightfully ghostly story to get us in the mood for Halloween! His newest novel, A Properly Unhaunted Place, is a lighthearted tale about two kids who try to save their town by bringing back its ghosts. A book signing will follow, and holiday treats will be served. For all ages; free. Co-sponsored with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Fri Oct 2 7

Touring Kenya: A Slide Lecture by Annie Tiberio Cameron

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.

Join Annie for a slide-illustrated talk about the land and people of Kenya, its history, geography, and wildlife, from the coastal city of Malindi to Masaai Mara National Preserve, part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem. You’ll get a peek at the gathering of the wildebeest for their amazing semi-annual migration, as well as watch a giraffe give kisses. The traditional Kikuyu wedding ceremony joining two cross-continental families is a cultural gem, and you’re invited! Suitable for all ages.

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier

Sat Oct 2 8

From Expensive to Affordable Vermont's Health Care Future

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Will Universal Primary Care work in Vt? How to do it?Come find out!

An interactive Conference with Dr. Deborah Richter and Paul Cillo, as primary speakers. What YOU can do to achieve Universal Primary Care for ALL Vermonters. The Legislature is currently considering a bill (S 53 & H 248)-Universal Publicly Financed Primary Care For All Vermonters. We’ll discuss the bill and how to accomplish our Own universal primary care.

Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier
For info: annajaneo@aol.com or 802 229 0850

$15 for one; $20 for two

Sat Oct 2 8

Montpelier Downsizing Group. 

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Saturday, October 28
An informal group of local residents interested in downsizing their living situations will meet to hear from several speakers about new projects and ideas in the Montpelier area. The results from a recent survey of those interested in downsizing will also be discussed. The public is welcome to attend what will be the fifth meeting of the group. Free, 10:30 am to noon in the Hayes Room of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. For more information or to get on the group’s e-mail list, contact MontpelierDownsizingGroup@gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 8

Wonder Walks Meet & Greet Walk at Hubbard Park

2-362 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
2-362 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 28, 11 a.m.–noon

Come join us for Wonder Walk’s first scheduled community walk in Montpelier.

We will be meeting at the parking near the 2nd Shelter (NOT the shelter at the top of the sledding hill, but the other one). We will be walking from there on the relatively flat trail toward the tower.

For more information see Wonder Walks website:
www.WonderWalks.net
for a schedule of upcoming walks:
http://www.wonderwalks.net/walks.html

Please note; our walks are not about speed. They are about moving at the pace that is natural for the group that week, enjoying nature and each other’s company as we do. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Sat Oct 2 8

Harvest Lobster Festival

28 Prospect St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
28 Prospect St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

10/28/17

Fundraiser event.

5pm, For more ticket prices and additional information call 802-479-7919

Gusto’s, 28 Prospect St., Barre

Sat Oct 2 8

Families Halloween Party and Potluck Supper

32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USA
32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USA

October 28th at 5pm.

Goblins, superheroes, princesses, and wild animals convene to share supper, play pumpkin-themed games, parade in their costumes, and enjoy a not-too-spooky Halloween story, followed by the classic film “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

 

Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield

Sat Oct 2 8

Anything Goes Slam

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Barre’s Aldrich Library

on Saturday, October 28

5 minutes max., poems, prose, music, magic, rants, all welcome. Group performances okay. Covers okay.

6 PM, Free pizza; 6:30 PM Brief quickwrite; 6:45 PM Slam begins! Audience and performers welcome: Free!

Sat Oct 2 8

Getting Older? Want to Talk?

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

An introductory meeting for a series of community conversations on Aging Successfully in Central Vermont.

Oct. 26 and Oct. 28, 6:30–7:45 p.m.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier

Questions? Email John Ryan, jryan@devcycles.com or Polly Nichol, pnicholvt@gmail.com

Sat Oct 2 8

The Poe Spooktacular!

Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Lost Nation Theater on Saturday, October 28!

Celebrate Halloween for Grown-Ups – with Lost Nation Theater’s gleefully ghoulish Poe Spooktacular IT’S THE PARTY OF THE YEAR!

Mystical Magic is the theme as Montpelier City Hall Arts Center is transformed into hauntingly hip atmospheric chamber to become the perfect Halloween party spot. What a party will ensue! It’s Halloween for Grown-ups, that the whole family can enjoy.

From the fevered imagination of Tim “UnHolyTavcar”, LNT’s annual Halloween Poe Spooktacular is a hauntingly good time! With inspiration from that Master of the Macabre and its own wizardry, LNT’s Spooktacular offers a feast of sensations guaranteed to tingle the spine, tap the toes, and tickle the funny bone.

LNT’s Wizards of the Weird create a night to remember! Fan favorite performers create a frighteningly fun fundraiser for the company and perfect party for the people! There’s the (petrifying) Poe Performance featuring “The Raven” and “The Black Cat” with Kim Allen Bent, Mark Roberts and Maggie York. Then Put Your Dancing Shoes On! Bop to the beat of 21-Piece Big Band, LC Jazz; enjoy devilish delectables; and a ridiculously fun costume contest!

All the while, Emcee G. Richard Ames will keep you eerily entertained!

It’s all on Saturday October 28, at Montpelier City Hall Arts Center.

Great spirits and food abound! Delectables & Capitol Grounds Coffee are included with admission, providing the “juice” you’ll need to dance till you drop to the spirited sounds of the 21-Piece LC Jazz Band during the 2-Hour Dance Party.

Doors open at 8pm – Trick or Treat! – partake of the decadent desserts; goosebump-giving games, drink Poe’tions, dare to mingle & be merry.

8:30pm – Prepare to be scared by the Poe show.

9pm start Dancing the night away!

Come in costume and vie for prize! Get “Goth,” get dressy, or come in your comfy clothes! Just be sure to wear your dancing shoes!  City Hall Arts Center is going to Swing! During the Dance Party, you’ll get a chance to catch your breath during our interactive Costume Contest with prizes for third, second and first place.

Got the boos? Dance your ghouls away at the POE Spooktacular!

Poe Spooktacular tickets are just $20 in advance and $25 day-of or at the door. Get tickets by phone: 229-0492; on-line: lostnationtheater.org; or at the Clerks Office on the first floor of City Hall. (Admission includes Show, Desserts, Dance.  Additional donations for libations and raffles.)

Sun Oct 2 9

Autumn Onion 5k

14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Oct. 29, 9 a.m.

Run from ghouls, ghosts, and terrifyingly fast runners at our Autumn Onion 5k Costume Race – Sunday, October 29th at 9:00am at Onion River Sports! Join the fun on Halloween weekend and race through downtown Montpelier in your best costume – all ages and abilities welcome! Categories for adults, kids, and runners with strollers, plus prizes for age group winners and best costume!

20 Langdon Street, Montpelier

http://www.onionriver.com/2016-autumn-onion-5k/

For more information, contact events@onionriver.com or Tristan at (802) 229-9409.

Pre-registration: $5 kids, $10 adults, $15 adults with strollers. Pre-register at RunReg by Friday, October 27 at 4:00pm.

Day-of registration: $10 kids, $15 adults, $20 adults with strollers

Sun Oct 2 9

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around! a Halloween dance!

18 High St, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
18 High St, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

-a family dance for all ages

-circle and line dances and singing games, all taught and called

– live traditional music

-all dances taught and called by Liz Benjamin and friends

Sunday, October 29, 2017 3-4:30 PM

Plainfield Town Hall Opera House (accessible)                                                                                           in Plainfield village on Rt. 2

Free for children!

Suggested donation: $5 per adult

NO ONE turned away!

Wear a costume you will be comfortable dancing in, or that you can shed.

http://dancesingandjumparound.weebly.com

(see the website for how to make a tax-deductible donation!)

Sun Oct 2 9

Kids’ Dance Workshops Start

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

The Johnson State College Dance Club will offer a series of children’s workshops on different dance styles starting Oct. 29.

The workshops, in the McClelland Hall dance studio on campus, will be 4-5 p.m. for kids ages 5-7 and 5-6 p.m. for kids ages 8-12 on Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 26. The total cost is $15 per child.

Students will get an introduction to jazz, contemporary dance (ballet, lyrical and modern) and hip-hop at the workshops, a fundraiser for the student club. The last workshop will feature a showcase by students for families and friends.

To register or for more information, contact club member Athena Furioni at atf11210@jsc.vsc.edu.

Mon Oct 3 0

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA
600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA

The Bereavement/Grief Support Group is open to anyone who hasexperienced the death of a loved one. There is no fee.

The group focuses on learning together about coping with grief, with the intention of receiving and offering support. The group is informal and includes sharing of personal grief experiences. Each session is accompanied by relevant handouts, books and videos that can be borrowed for review at home.

Monday Evenings (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm)

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • November 27
  • December 11

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 223-1878.

Tue Oct 3 1

Green Mountain Club Mystery Bike Ride

October 31, Tuesday –  Location to be determined. Probably we’ll do one of the earlier trips that were rained out. Open to group suggestions. Contact George Plumb at 883-2312 or plumb.george@gmail.com.

Tue Oct 3 1

Saw-whet Owl Banding 

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday, October 21, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 31 , 7:00 pm

Fee: Donations welcomed.

Every fall migrating pint-sized Saw-whet Owls filter through Vermont unseen and unheard. We invite you to join this exciting opportunity to view these common, yet seldom-seen, birds. Follow signs from North Branch Nature Center parking lot to the banding station and be sure to dress warmly.

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier

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