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Call for Poems: PoemCity 2018
The Kellogg-Hubbard Library invites Vermont poets–professional or amateur–to submit their original poems for PoemCity 2018, a city-wide event that displays poetry on local business storefronts as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Chosen poems will appear throughout the downtown Montpelier for the month of April 2018.
1. Deadline: February 1, 2018
2. Please send 1 to 3 poems as MS Word attachments.
Poems must be submitted as separate documents but in one account.
3. Each poem must not exceed 24 lines.
Visit kellogghubbardlibrary.submittable.com to submit your poem.
Winter Book Sale at Kellogg-Hubbard Library
The best selection of books for yourself or to give as gifts. Books are arranged by category. Hard covers are $2, soft covers are $1 and mass market paperbacks are 50 cents. This sale continues until January 20, 2018. Open during library hours.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier
Montpelier High School Sports Schedule
Bessie Drennan Exhibit Dayshttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bessie-drennan-exhibit-days-2/
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.
23rd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/23rd-annual-lawn-and-bake-sale-2/115 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.
WORDS OUT LOUD reading series: Poets Greg Delanty and Madeleine May Kunin, former Governor of Vermont758 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/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
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Poets Greg Delanty and Madeleine May Kunin, former Governor of Vermont
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.
Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"http://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/walt-whitmans-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.
Manhatten Short Film Festival7322 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/manhatten-short-film-festival/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.
Spuce Peak Arts, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe
Grief and Bereavement Support Group600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bereavementgrief-support-group-2/600 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.
Bike Stowe to Morrisville with Green Mountain Clubhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/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.
Free Chronic Pain Management Workshop Begins6 Hale St, Randolph, VT 05060, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/free-chronic-pain-management-workshop-begins/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.
Cuban Professors to Speak at JSChttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/cuban-professors-to-speak-at-jsc/
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.
The Archival Mirror: Reflections on Race and Ethnicity in Vermont1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/the-archival-mirror-reflections-on-race-and-ethnicity-in-vermont/1078 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA
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
Siegfried Must Die! C.G. Jung and the Shadow135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/siegfried-must-die-c-g-jung-and-the-shadow/135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
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
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Screening of “An American Ascent”http://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/screening-of-an-american-ascent/
“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.co
Archer Mayor: "Trace" Reading & Signing77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/archer-mayor-trace-reading-signing/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, email@example.com, www.bearpondbooks.com
Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/walk-through-wednesdays-at-orchard-valley-2/2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USAWednesday, 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 6. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through Wednesday!
Fall Foliage Buy Local Market115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/fall-foliage-buy-local-market/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!
Sasquatch: An Introduction to our Next of Kin58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/sasquatch-an-introduction-to-our-next-of-kin/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.
Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: David Mearshttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/fall-science-speaker-series-set-at-johnson-state-david-mears/
David Mears, Vermont Law School professor, legal issues related to groundwater contamination in North Bennington
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.
Vermont Women's Fund Annual Benefit Celebration598 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/vermont-womens-fund-annual-benefit-celebration/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.
CVSWMD Public Meeting33 Stewart Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/cvswmd-public-meeting-2/33 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 email@example.com.
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.
Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Grouphttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CubScout Pack 777 Recruiting Night115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/cubscout-pack-777-recruiting-night/115 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAFor Boys from Kindergarten to 5th Grade!When: Wed. October 4thTime: 6:30–8pmWhere: Bethany Church115 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
The President’s Global Policies - First Wednesdays Program135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/the-presidents-global-policies-first-wednesdays-program/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.
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac with Kelley Hunter122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/stories-of-the-stars-myths-of-the-zodiac-with-kelley-hunter-2/122 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
Stories of the Stars: Myths of the Zodiac with Kelley Hunter122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/stories-of-the-stars-myths-of-the-zodiac-with-kelley-hunter/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