Upcoming Events

ADVERTISE ON OUR ONLINE CALENDAR PAGES! Call 223-5112 ext. 12 or email marichel@montpelierbridge.com for details.

 

Live Music

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Weekly Events

Send your calendar listings to calendar@montpelierbridge.com.

 

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

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

 

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  • Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT: Intermediate Weekend

    Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT: Intermediate Weekend

    All day
    2017/12/01

    Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT

    Beginners weekend: November 17th, 18th, 19th

    Intermediate weekend: December 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    Join Carlos Reyes, a native Spanish speaker for a weekend of Spanish Immersion in Montpelier. 3 Days, 16 hours and all the Spanish you can absorb. A full cultural and language experience: speak, sing, cook, play and learn conversational and listening skills. For business, travel or continued learning. Learn Spanish VT will help you break the language barrier. $250 (some discounts may apply) for ages 15+. Spaces limited. Find out more at www.learnspanishvt.com

    Contact info:

    Carlos Reyes

    802-279-2070

    learnspanishvt@gmail.com

  • Surviving the Future

    Surviving the Future

    19:00
    2017/12/01
    1-91 Sterling Dr, Craftsbury, VT 05826, USA

    1-91 Sterling Dr, Craftsbury, VT 05826, USA

    Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

    Syposium Panelist discuss aftermath of the market economy, inspired by David Fleming’s life’s work. Free Event.

    Sterling College
    16 Sterling Drive
    Craftsbury Common

    https://sterlingcollege.edu/stf/newamericanfarmstead@sterlingcolleg.edu

    Free

2
  • Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT: Intermediate Weekend

    Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT: Intermediate Weekend

    All day
    2017/12/02

    Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT

    Beginners weekend: November 17th, 18th, 19th

    Intermediate weekend: December 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    Join Carlos Reyes, a native Spanish speaker for a weekend of Spanish Immersion in Montpelier. 3 Days, 16 hours and all the Spanish you can absorb. A full cultural and language experience: speak, sing, cook, play and learn conversational and listening skills. For business, travel or continued learning. Learn Spanish VT will help you break the language barrier. $250 (some discounts may apply) for ages 15+. Spaces limited. Find out more at www.learnspanishvt.com

    Contact info:

    Carlos Reyes

    802-279-2070

    learnspanishvt@gmail.com

3
  • Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT: Intermediate Weekend

    Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT: Intermediate Weekend

    All day
    2017/12/03

    Immerse yourself in a weekend of Spanish with Learn Spanish VT

    Beginners weekend: November 17th, 18th, 19th

    Intermediate weekend: December 1st, 2nd, 3rd

    Join Carlos Reyes, a native Spanish speaker for a weekend of Spanish Immersion in Montpelier. 3 Days, 16 hours and all the Spanish you can absorb. A full cultural and language experience: speak, sing, cook, play and learn conversational and listening skills. For business, travel or continued learning. Learn Spanish VT will help you break the language barrier. $250 (some discounts may apply) for ages 15+. Spaces limited. Find out more at www.learnspanishvt.com

    Contact info:

    Carlos Reyes

    802-279-2070

    learnspanishvt@gmail.com

  • Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!

    Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!

    15:00-16:30
    2017/12/03
    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 Ethan Guiles

    Sunday, December 3, 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!

    http://dancesingandjumparound.weebly.com

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

  • Community Song Circles

    Community Song Circles

    18:00-20:00
    2017/12/03
    Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

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

    The first Sunday of each month, CAL is please to host a Community Song Circle: a community sing-along open to ALL ages and musical abilities – all you need is a love of singing. We use the popular songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. Bring your copies if you have them; books will also be available to borrow or purchase. Donations appreciated, but this is event is free to all. info at www.cal-vt.org or email: vtcommunitysing@gmail.com

    6–8 p.m.

    Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier

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  • Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

    Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

    10:00-12:00
    2017/12/04
    713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Mondays: December 4th, January 8 and 22, and February 5 and 19.

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Donations are welcome.

    This winter Robin’s Nest will continue to run although less frequently than in the fall and spring. We will meet the following. This is an outdoor playgroup for parents, caregivers, and children ages 0-5. Join us for 2 hours of spontaneous play, exploration, discovery, song, nature-inspired art, and oral storytelling. This playgroup offers a community experience that models ways in which the   natural environment can be used as a tool for child-led learning and play.

    *This playgroup is based entirely outdoors. Please be prepared with water, snack, and warm clothing that is suitable for getting wet and dirty!

    North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

    www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

    229-6206

  • Film Seminar with Rick Winston

    Film Seminar with Rick Winston

    18:30-21:00
    2017/12/04
    58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Film instructor Rick Winston will present a three-session seminar on the history of American independent film, to be presented at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on three consecutive Mondays (November 20, November 27 and December 4, from 6:30 to 9:00).

    As long as “Hollywood” has existed, there has also been a rich vein of independent films made by uncompromising and often brilliant filmmakers unconcerned with financial rewards. The first session will cover such little-known pioneers of the era 1920-70 as Oscar Micheaux, Sidney Meyers, Maya Deren, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, and Leo Hurwitz. The “indie explosion” of the early 80s, that featured the work of Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, and John Sayles, will be the focus of the second session, while the third will cover from the 90s to the present day.

    The cost will be $40 per session or $100 for all three sessions. For more information, please contact Rick at 454-7103 or through email, at <winsrick@sover.net>

5
  • Illumination Night at VCFA

    Illumination Night at VCFA

    17:30-19:30
    2017/12/05
    36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    5:30-730 PM
    College Hall, Montpelier
    – gather on the Green as we light the tree, sing holiday songs, and generally be merry
    – refreshments in the College Hall Gallery afterward
    – work of Academic Dean Matt Monk on display in the Gallery
    – free and open to the public; kids welcome
    Details: https://vcfa.edu/news/illumination-night-set-tuesday-125
  • Montpelier Senior Activity Center Member Poetry Reading

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center Member Poetry Reading

    17:30-19:00
    2017/12/05
    58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-7:00pm

    Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 | 223-2518

    Free

    Come listen and enjoy as MSAC poetry class members of three different fall classes read aloud from their own writing. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Books about Living and Dying Well

    Books about Living and Dying Well

    19:00
    2017/12/05
    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

    Heather Kralik, Outreach Coordinator at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, will present books on Living and Dying. Featured books are Being Mortal, A Year to Live, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and Life After Death, with each book having a unique perspective. The evening will include videos of the authors and discussion. The Montpelier Senior Activity Center and KHL are collaborating to offer book discussion groups in mid-January that will offer an opportunity to expand thoughts and feelings about death, as well as help us connect and learn from others.

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier

    802-223-3338

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  • Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley

    Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley

    08:30
    2017/12/06
    2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

    2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

    Wednesday, December 6, 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.
    Contact enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through Wednesday

  • Grief and Bereavement Support Group

    Grief and Bereavement Support Group

    10:00-11:30
    2017/12/06
    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.

  • Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi

    Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi

    12:30-14:30
    2017/12/06
    28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    These provocative films present a microcosm of modern Iran and the inevitable complications that arise, especially when interactions cross class and gender differences.

    Savoy Theater, Montpelier

    12:30-2:30 p.m. 

    December 6 : About Elly

    Released in 2009, this revelation of human nature demonstrates how we complicate our lives with our daily manipulations.

    An Osher Lifelong Learning Program event

    www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

  • Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Kent McFarland

    Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Kent McFarland

    16:00-17:15
    2017/12/06
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    Kent McFarland, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, natural history and conservation of Vermont butterflies

    Dec. 6

    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.

  • The Power is in Your Hands

    The Power is in Your Hands

    17:30-19:30
    2017/12/06
    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Wednesday, December 6 5:30-7:30pm

    with Frances McManus, certified Reflexologist and Yoga Instructor

    You will be shown hand yoga postures (Mudras) to help strengthen and open lungs. Some background will be shared on the hands by Frances who has been a hand and foot Reflexologist for 18 years and teacher of yoga for 30 years. $10 members/$12 nonmembers

    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. 

  • The Wonderful World of Bats with Jerry Schneider

    The Wonderful World of Bats with Jerry Schneider

    18:45
    2017/12/06
    122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Wednesday, December 6 at 6:45 p.m.

    This interactive talk with slides helps people move beyond old stereotypes to an understanding of the importance of bats for farmers, fruit growers, the rain forest, and us. We will learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration and hibernation. We will create bat tee shirts using a combination of fabric dye sprays, and bat cut outs. You can bring your own tee shirt or buy one for $4.

    Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

  • Hamilton: The Man and the Musical

    Hamilton: The Man and the Musical

    19:00
    2017/12/06
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

    Presidential biographer Willard Sterne Randall will discuss how the life of Alexander Hamilton inspired a major Broadway musical. From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton’s life was part romance, part tragedy—and the inspiration for the blockbuster Broadway musical. Randall will discuss the man and the musical, with excerpts from its score.
    This program is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series, hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Unitarian Church
    130 Main St.
    Montpelier, VT 05602

    802-223-3338

  • More events
    • Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley
      Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley
      08:30
      2017/12/06
      2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
      2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

      Wednesday, December 6, 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.
      Contact enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through Wednesday

    • Grief and Bereavement Support Group
      Grief and Bereavement Support Group
      10:00-11:30
      2017/12/06
      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.

    • Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi
      Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi
      12:30-14:30
      2017/12/06
      28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      These provocative films present a microcosm of modern Iran and the inevitable complications that arise, especially when interactions cross class and gender differences.

      Savoy Theater, Montpelier

      12:30-2:30 p.m. 

      December 6 : About Elly

      Released in 2009, this revelation of human nature demonstrates how we complicate our lives with our daily manipulations.

      An Osher Lifelong Learning Program event

      www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

    • Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Kent McFarland
      Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Kent McFarland
      16:00-17:15
      2017/12/06
      337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
      337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

      Kent McFarland, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, natural history and conservation of Vermont butterflies

      Dec. 6

      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.

    • The Power is in Your Hands
      The Power is in Your Hands
      17:30-19:30
      2017/12/06
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Wednesday, December 6 5:30-7:30pm

      with Frances McManus, certified Reflexologist and Yoga Instructor

      You will be shown hand yoga postures (Mudras) to help strengthen and open lungs. Some background will be shared on the hands by Frances who has been a hand and foot Reflexologist for 18 years and teacher of yoga for 30 years. $10 members/$12 nonmembers

      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. 

    • The Wonderful World of Bats with Jerry Schneider
      The Wonderful World of Bats with Jerry Schneider
      18:45
      2017/12/06
      122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
      122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

      Wednesday, December 6 at 6:45 p.m.

      This interactive talk with slides helps people move beyond old stereotypes to an understanding of the importance of bats for farmers, fruit growers, the rain forest, and us. We will learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat eyesight, echolocation, migration and hibernation. We will create bat tee shirts using a combination of fabric dye sprays, and bat cut outs. You can bring your own tee shirt or buy one for $4.

      Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

    • Hamilton: The Man and the Musical
      Hamilton: The Man and the Musical
      19:00
      2017/12/06
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

      Presidential biographer Willard Sterne Randall will discuss how the life of Alexander Hamilton inspired a major Broadway musical. From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton’s life was part romance, part tragedy—and the inspiration for the blockbuster Broadway musical. Randall will discuss the man and the musical, with excerpts from its score.
      This program is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series, hosted by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

      Unitarian Church
      130 Main St.
      Montpelier, VT 05602

      802-223-3338

7
  • Benefit for Vermont J20 Defendants: Renowned historian Mark Bray on the history of anti-fascism

    Benefit for Vermont J20 Defendants: Renowned historian Mark Bray on the history of anti-fascism

    19:00
    2017/12/07
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    What: Fundraiser Presentation and dessert potluck to benefit Vermont J20 Defendants: Renowned historian Mark Bray on the history of anti-fascism
               Sponsored by Central VT Prisoner Support, The Tilted Scales Collective, and Burdock Distro

    WhenDecember 7th from 7-9 pm

    Where: Unitarian Church of Montpelier: 130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602

    Cost: $10-$40 recommended donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

    On January, 20th 2017, the morning that Trump was inaugurated, thousands of people took the streets to show their resistance to the Trump Regime and the world he and his supporters wish to create. During that protest, the police kettled (surrounded and trapped) over 200 people protesters, journalists, medics, legal observers and bystanders without giving them an opportunity to disperse. They were attacked with chemical and projectile weapons by the police for 8 hours before being arrested. Most were charged with unprecedented felony conspiracy charges. The remaining 194 people who were arrested are facing trial, scheduled to begin November 15th. If convicted, they could face up to 60 years in prison. 

    Two Vermont organizers are among the people facing charges. Central Vermont Prisoner Support is hosting a fundraiser to benefit their legal support fund. As some of you may know, the costs associated with traveling to D.C. for repeated court appearances and retaining an attorney add up quickly. Join us on December 7th from 7-9 pm at The Unitarian Church of Montpelier for a presentation by Mark Bray, renowned historian and Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth University. Bray will discuss the J20 case and the implications repressive state policies have on social struggles for a more equitable world. He will also discuss his new book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House, 2017). Books from Bray as well as literature from the Tilted Scales Collective and Burdock Distro will be available for sale. 

    ***This event is a dessert potluck so bring a sweet treat to share!***

    For more information about J20: http://defendj20resistance.org/
    For more information about Mark Bray: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~grid/people/associatedvisitingscholars.html

8
  • Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration

    Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration

    All day
    2017/12/08

    Dec. 8–9

    Come visit the Mad River Valley during the Holiday Season! Help our shops, galleries, inns and restaurants welcome winter in style with this fun-filled two day event. Kids of all ages join the merriment with indoor & outdoor activities, including a visit with Santa. Many shops will also be open late for convenient holiday shopping.

    http://www.madrivervalley.com/event/country-christmas
    8024966682
    info@valleyartfest.com

     

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Youth Mental Health First Aid

    08:00-15:30
    2017/12/08
    72 Harrel St, Morristown, VT 05661, USA

    72 Harrel St, Morristown, VT 05661, USA

    Dec. 8, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid will teach parents and teachers to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. Space is limited, call 802-888-5026 to sign up.

    72 Harrel Street, Morrisville

    802-888-5026
    www.lamoille.org

    Free

  • Reading with Porochista Khakpour & Alexander Chee

    Reading with Porochista Khakpour & Alexander Chee

    17:30-19:00
    2017/12/08
    36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Friday, December 8, 2017
    5:30-7 PM
    Café Anna, Vermont College of Fine Arts, College St., Montpelier
    – Writing & Publishing faculty Porochista Khakpour and visiting writer Alexander Chee will read
    – drinks and snacks will be available for purchase
    – free and open to the public
  • Contra Dance

    Contra Dance

    20:00
    2017/12/08
    5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

    5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

    Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm at Shelburne Town Hall,  5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT.

    Music will be provided by Honey in the Hive.

    Lausanne Allen will be the caller.

    All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45.

    Admission is $9.00 adults. Under 12 free.

    Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

    Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7166

    Website: www.queencitycontras.org

  • More events
    • Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration
      Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration
      All day
      2017/12/08

      Dec. 8–9

      Come visit the Mad River Valley during the Holiday Season! Help our shops, galleries, inns and restaurants welcome winter in style with this fun-filled two day event. Kids of all ages join the merriment with indoor & outdoor activities, including a visit with Santa. Many shops will also be open late for convenient holiday shopping.

      http://www.madrivervalley.com/event/country-christmas
      8024966682
      info@valleyartfest.com

       

    • Youth Mental Health First Aid
      Youth Mental Health First Aid
      08:00-15:30
      2017/12/08
      72 Harrel St, Morristown, VT 05661, USA
      72 Harrel St, Morristown, VT 05661, USA

      Dec. 8, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

      Youth Mental Health First Aid will teach parents and teachers to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. Space is limited, call 802-888-5026 to sign up.

      72 Harrel Street, Morrisville

      802-888-5026
      www.lamoille.org

      Free

    • Reading with Porochista Khakpour & Alexander Chee
      Reading with Porochista Khakpour & Alexander Chee
      17:30-19:00
      2017/12/08
      36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      Friday, December 8, 2017
      5:30-7 PM
      Café Anna, Vermont College of Fine Arts, College St., Montpelier
      – Writing & Publishing faculty Porochista Khakpour and visiting writer Alexander Chee will read
      – drinks and snacks will be available for purchase
      – free and open to the public
    • Contra Dance
      Contra Dance
      20:00
      2017/12/08
      5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
      5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

      Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm at Shelburne Town Hall,  5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT.

      Music will be provided by Honey in the Hive.

      Lausanne Allen will be the caller.

      All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45.

      Admission is $9.00 adults. Under 12 free.

      Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing.

      Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7166

      Website: www.queencitycontras.org

9
  • Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration

    Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration

    All day
    2017/12/09

    Dec. 8–9

    Come visit the Mad River Valley during the Holiday Season! Help our shops, galleries, inns and restaurants welcome winter in style with this fun-filled two day event. Kids of all ages join the merriment with indoor & outdoor activities, including a visit with Santa. Many shops will also be open late for convenient holiday shopping.

    http://www.madrivervalley.com/event/country-christmas
    8024966682
    info@valleyartfest.com

     

  • Planting Hope’s Solidarity Craft Fair

    Planting Hope’s Solidarity Craft Fair

    09:00-16:00
    2017/12/09
    81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 9

    9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    2 locations: Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier/Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier

    40 vendors. Crafts, silent auction, food, books, toys and more.

    All proceeds benefit Planting Hope’s projects in Nicaragua and Vermont.

    778-0344

    PlantingHope.org

  • Montpelier Memory Cafe

    Montpelier Memory Cafe

    10:00-11:30
    2017/12/09
    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.

  • Memory Cafe with Mick Byers

    Memory Cafe with Mick Byers

    10:00-11:30
    2017/12/09
    58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 9, 10–11:30 a.m.

    Holiday Singalong and Sharing Activities: Mick returns to lead us in an hour of engaging music.

    58 Barre Street (Montpelier Senior Center)
    Montpelier, VT 05602

    www.montpeliermemorycafe.net
    Call Liz at 802-229-9630
    Email montpeliermemcafe@gmail.com

    Memory Cafe is for people with memory loss issues, accompanied by a care partner and/or friends and family.

    Free

  • GED Testing: Barre

    GED Testing: Barre

    11:00-16:00
    2017/12/09
    46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Dec. 9

    11 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre

    476-4588

  • Winter Owl Exploration

    Winter Owl Exploration

    15:00-20:00
    2017/12/09
    713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Saturday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    $10 member, $20 nonmember.

    Owls are some of our most beloved, yet seldom seen birds. Of the seven owl species that can be regularly encountered in Vermont, the migratory Short-eared Owl is one of the most sought after by birders. Early winter is a great time to search for Short-eared Owls when they can be found hunting over large open fields at dusk. We will travel to Dead Creek WMA to view hunting Short-eared owls. Afterwards we will visit nearby spots in search of Northern Saw-whet, Eastern Screech, Long-eared, Barred, and Great Horned Owls. Pre-registration is required and the event is limit to 20 participants.

    North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

    www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

    229-6206

  • The Bridge benefit concert featuring David Mallett

    The Bridge benefit concert featuring David Mallett

    19:30
    2017/12/09
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Join us on Saturday, December 9 at Montpelier’s Unitarian Church for a benefit concert celebrating The Bridge and local journalism, featuring renowned singer/songwriter David Mallett! The Sky Blue Boys, along with Banjo Dan and Will Lindner will also be special guests. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit The Bridge, now in its 24th year. Get your tickets today!

    https://form.jotform.com/72883934676171

  • More events
    • Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration
      Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration
      All day
      2017/12/09

      Dec. 8–9

      Come visit the Mad River Valley during the Holiday Season! Help our shops, galleries, inns and restaurants welcome winter in style with this fun-filled two day event. Kids of all ages join the merriment with indoor & outdoor activities, including a visit with Santa. Many shops will also be open late for convenient holiday shopping.

      http://www.madrivervalley.com/event/country-christmas
      8024966682
      info@valleyartfest.com

       

    • Planting Hope's Solidarity Craft Fair
      Planting Hope's Solidarity Craft Fair
      09:00-16:00
      2017/12/09
      81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Dec. 9

      9 a.m.–4 p.m.

      2 locations: Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier/Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier

      40 vendors. Crafts, silent auction, food, books, toys and more.

      All proceeds benefit Planting Hope’s projects in Nicaragua and Vermont.

      778-0344

      PlantingHope.org

    • Montpelier Memory Cafe
      Montpelier Memory Cafe
      10:00-11:30
      2017/12/09
      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.

    • Memory Cafe with Mick Byers
      Memory Cafe with Mick Byers
      10:00-11:30
      2017/12/09
      58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Dec. 9, 10–11:30 a.m.

      Holiday Singalong and Sharing Activities: Mick returns to lead us in an hour of engaging music.

      58 Barre Street (Montpelier Senior Center)
      Montpelier, VT 05602

      www.montpeliermemorycafe.net
      Call Liz at 802-229-9630
      Email montpeliermemcafe@gmail.com

      Memory Cafe is for people with memory loss issues, accompanied by a care partner and/or friends and family.

      Free

    • GED Testing: Barre
      GED Testing: Barre
      11:00-16:00
      2017/12/09
      46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
      46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

      Dec. 9

      11 a.m.–4 p.m.

      Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre

      476-4588

    • Winter Owl Exploration
      Winter Owl Exploration
      15:00-20:00
      2017/12/09
      713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Saturday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      $10 member, $20 nonmember.

      Owls are some of our most beloved, yet seldom seen birds. Of the seven owl species that can be regularly encountered in Vermont, the migratory Short-eared Owl is one of the most sought after by birders. Early winter is a great time to search for Short-eared Owls when they can be found hunting over large open fields at dusk. We will travel to Dead Creek WMA to view hunting Short-eared owls. Afterwards we will visit nearby spots in search of Northern Saw-whet, Eastern Screech, Long-eared, Barred, and Great Horned Owls. Pre-registration is required and the event is limit to 20 participants.

      North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

      www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

      229-6206

    • The Bridge benefit concert featuring David Mallett
      The Bridge benefit concert featuring David Mallett
      19:30
      2017/12/09
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Join us on Saturday, December 9 at Montpelier’s Unitarian Church for a benefit concert celebrating The Bridge and local journalism, featuring renowned singer/songwriter David Mallett! The Sky Blue Boys, along with Banjo Dan and Will Lindner will also be special guests. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit The Bridge, now in its 24th year. Get your tickets today!

      https://form.jotform.com/72883934676171

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  • The Farmer’s Banquet on Climate Change

    The Farmer’s Banquet on Climate Change

    15:00-20:00
    2017/12/10
    6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA

    6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA

    Sunday, December 10, 2017
    Capital City Grange Hall (6612 VT Route 12 in Berlin–just outside Montpelier)
    3-7 p.m.  Panel Presentation and Farmer to Farmer conversation
    7-8 p.m. Social Hour
    Farmers, $5; Allies, $15-$20 (includes dinner)
    Presented by Rural Vermont and The Vermont Climate Union
  • 47th Annual Community Carol Sing

    47th Annual Community Carol Sing

    18:30
    2017/12/10
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Montpelier’s 47th Annual Community Carol Sing
    Sunday December, 10, 2017
    6:30 PM
    Hosted by the Unitarian Church of Montpelier
    130 Main Street, Montpelier (223-7861)

    Featuring singers and instrumentalists from area churches. Carols sung by all.

    A family event with free admission or, if you are able, by a can food donation for the Montpelier Food Pantry.

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  • Open House/Observation Week at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio

    Open House/Observation Week at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio

    All day
    2017/12/11-2017/12/16
    14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    December 11-16 Open House/Observation Week at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio 18 Langdon St. Montpelier. (802) 229-4676. Find schedule at www.cdandfs.com

  • Grief and Bereavement Support Group

    Grief and Bereavement Support Group

    18:00-19:30
    2017/12/11
    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.

  • Love to Read? Learn to Edit!

    Love to Read? Learn to Edit!

    18:30-20:00
    2017/12/11
    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Love to Read? Learn to Edit! (Free Public Talk)

    Do you wish you could get paid for your gift with words? 

    Learn how to turn your love of books and writing into a rewarding career. Join local book editors Nancy Marriott and Susannah Noel for a free informational talk exploring the many benefits of becoming a Freelance Book Editor.

    • Work at home part-time or full-time, or find a job in-house

    • Get paid to evaluate and edit the books you love to read

    • Work only on the books you choose – literary fiction, genre fiction, memoirs, YA, self-help/wellness, spirituality, narrative nonfiction 

    • Learn where to find the best clients

    • Discover an earning potential of up to $100,000/year and beyond

    • Have the support of a community and the mentorship of experts 

    • Do it all surrounded by family, friends, and the comfort of your home

    Time: Monday, December 11, 6:30-8:00pm

    Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room (in the basement)

    No registration required. For more information, especially if you can’t make the talk, contact Nancy Marriott (Nancy@NancyMarriott.com) or Susannah Noel (susannah.k.noel@gmail.com802-793-7121) about the live training event coming to Montpelier in January–February 2018.

  • TedMed: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

    TedMed: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

    18:30
    2017/12/11
    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.

    In his third book, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, palliative care physician David Casarett takes a first person investigative journalist’s approach combined with rigorous, evidence-based medicine to make sense of marijuana’s therapeutic potential, including adverse effects. David is a Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, and Chief of Palliative Care for the Duke Health System.

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library
    135 Main St. Montpelier VT 05602
    www.kellogghubbard.org

    802-223-3338

  • More events
    • Open House/Observation Week at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio
      Open House/Observation Week at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio
      All day
      2017/12/11-2017/12/16
      14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      December 11-16 Open House/Observation Week at Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio 18 Langdon St. Montpelier. (802) 229-4676. Find schedule at www.cdandfs.com

    • Grief and Bereavement Support Group
      Grief and Bereavement Support Group
      18:00-19:30
      2017/12/11
      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.

    • Love to Read? Learn to Edit!
      Love to Read? Learn to Edit!
      18:30-20:00
      2017/12/11
      135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Love to Read? Learn to Edit! (Free Public Talk)

      Do you wish you could get paid for your gift with words? 

      Learn how to turn your love of books and writing into a rewarding career. Join local book editors Nancy Marriott and Susannah Noel for a free informational talk exploring the many benefits of becoming a Freelance Book Editor.

      • Work at home part-time or full-time, or find a job in-house

      • Get paid to evaluate and edit the books you love to read

      • Work only on the books you choose – literary fiction, genre fiction, memoirs, YA, self-help/wellness, spirituality, narrative nonfiction 

      • Learn where to find the best clients

      • Discover an earning potential of up to $100,000/year and beyond

      • Have the support of a community and the mentorship of experts 

      • Do it all surrounded by family, friends, and the comfort of your home

      Time: Monday, December 11, 6:30-8:00pm

      Location: Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room (in the basement)

      No registration required. For more information, especially if you can’t make the talk, contact Nancy Marriott (Nancy@NancyMarriott.com) or Susannah Noel (susannah.k.noel@gmail.com802-793-7121) about the live training event coming to Montpelier in January–February 2018.

    • TedMed: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana
      TedMed: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana
      18:30
      2017/12/11
      135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.

      In his third book, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana, palliative care physician David Casarett takes a first person investigative journalist’s approach combined with rigorous, evidence-based medicine to make sense of marijuana’s therapeutic potential, including adverse effects. David is a Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, and Chief of Palliative Care for the Duke Health System.

      Kellogg-Hubbard Library
      135 Main St. Montpelier VT 05602
      www.kellogghubbard.org

      802-223-3338

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  • Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

    Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

    17:00
    2017/12/12
    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Montpelier High School

    Dec. 12, 5 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.

  • Happy, Healthy Holidays with Food as Medicine

    Happy, Healthy Holidays with Food as Medicine

    17:00-18:00
    2017/12/12
    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Tuesday, December 12 5:00 – 6:00 pm

    with Lisa Masé, Harmonized Cookery

    Let’s explore healthier versions of traditional holiday recipes and learn ways to incorporate ingredients that heal the gut and strengthen immunity. I will share ingredient substitutions and delicious recipes as well as the health benefits of ingredients. $3 members/$5 nonmembers

    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. 

  • the Canadian Health Care System or Health Care for Everyone. 

    the Canadian Health Care System or Health Care for Everyone. 

    18:15
    2017/12/12
    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    The VT Chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans presents a film in the Canadian Health Care System or Health Care for Everyone.

    Where: The Hayes Room, The Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Main St., Montpelier

    When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    The film discusses what is Universal Health Care, how it works and how it costs less without compromising Health Care Quality.

    If time permits, discussion following the film.

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  • GED Testing: Barre

    GED Testing: Barre

    11:00-16:00
    2017/12/13
    46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Dec. 13

    11 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre

    476-4588

  • Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi

    Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi

    12:30-14:30
    2017/12/13
    28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    These provocative films present a microcosm of modern Iran and the inevitable complications that arise, especially when interactions cross class and gender differences.

    Savoy Theater, Montpelier

    12:30-2:30 p.m. 

    December 13: A Separation

    This 2011 film is a portrait of a fractured relationship and an examination of theocracy, domestic rule, and the politics of sex and class.

    An Osher Lifelong Learning Program event

    www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

  • Square Dancing Lessons

    Square Dancing Lessons

    14:00-15:30
    2017/12/13
    131 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    131 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Dec. 13

    Learn to square dance, no partner needed. All dances taught, all ages welcome. Caller is Steve Desrosiers. 2–3:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St., Barre. By donation

  • Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Lesley-Ann Giddings

    Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Lesley-Ann Giddings

    16:00-17:17
    2017/12/13
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    Lesley-Ann Giddings, Middlebury College, using nature as a guide in engineering microbial natural products

    Dec. 13

    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.

  • Running Shoes

    Running Shoes

    18:00-19:30
    2017/12/13
    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Wednesday, December 13 6:00-7:30pm

    with Sarah Richardson, Certified Running Instructor

    Hokas? Zero Drop? Untangle the confusion of running shoes.  This discussion will take the mystery out of what shoes are right for you. Free

    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. 

  • Economics of Conservation

    Economics of Conservation

    19:00
    2017/12/13
    122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

    Joe Roman of the UVM Gund Institute will talk about how conservation is good for the Vermont economy.

    Natural Marshfield is a series on the second Wednesday of the month about the local environment. Cosponsored by the Marshfield Conservation Commission and the Jaquith Public Library

    122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

  • More events
    • GED Testing: Barre
      GED Testing: Barre
      11:00-16:00
      2017/12/13
      46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
      46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

      Dec. 13

      11 a.m.–4 p.m.

      Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre

      476-4588

    • Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi
      Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi
      12:30-14:30
      2017/12/13
      28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      These provocative films present a microcosm of modern Iran and the inevitable complications that arise, especially when interactions cross class and gender differences.

      Savoy Theater, Montpelier

      12:30-2:30 p.m. 

      December 13: A Separation

      This 2011 film is a portrait of a fractured relationship and an examination of theocracy, domestic rule, and the politics of sex and class.

      An Osher Lifelong Learning Program event

      www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

    • Square Dancing Lessons
      Square Dancing Lessons
      14:00-15:30
      2017/12/13
      131 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
      131 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

      Dec. 13

      Learn to square dance, no partner needed. All dances taught, all ages welcome. Caller is Steve Desrosiers. 2–3:30 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St., Barre. By donation

    • Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Lesley-Ann Giddings
      Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Lesley-Ann Giddings
      16:00-17:17
      2017/12/13
      337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
      337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

      Lesley-Ann Giddings, Middlebury College, using nature as a guide in engineering microbial natural products

      Dec. 13

      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.

    • Running Shoes
      Running Shoes
      18:00-19:30
      2017/12/13
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Wednesday, December 13 6:00-7:30pm

      with Sarah Richardson, Certified Running Instructor

      Hokas? Zero Drop? Untangle the confusion of running shoes.  This discussion will take the mystery out of what shoes are right for you. Free

      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. 

    • Economics of Conservation
      Economics of Conservation
      19:00
      2017/12/13
      122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
      122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

      Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m.

      Joe Roman of the UVM Gund Institute will talk about how conservation is good for the Vermont economy.

      Natural Marshfield is a series on the second Wednesday of the month about the local environment. Cosponsored by the Marshfield Conservation Commission and the Jaquith Public Library

      122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

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  • JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Amy Welch

    JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Amy Welch

    16:00-17:00
    2017/12/14
    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

    Amy Welch, “To Run or Relax? Exploring the Arousal Antithesis for Stress Management;” a comparison of biofeedback and exercise in improving psychological health

    Dec. 14

    The talks, all 4-5 p.m. in the Stearns Student Center Cinema, are free and open to the public. The series is supported by the JSC president’s office and Vermont chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.

    For more information, visit http://www.jsc.edu/news-events/events/faculty-lecture-series/.

  • History of Racism with Netdahe Stoddard

    History of Racism with Netdahe Stoddard

    16:00
    2017/12/14
    122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

    Thursday, December 14 at 4 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

    122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

  • Water: Emotional & Endocrine Balance Remedies

    Water: Emotional & Endocrine Balance Remedies

    18:00-19:00
    2017/12/14
    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Thursday, December 14 6:00-7:00pm

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

    Come explore a variety of holistic healing tools that can help balance hormones in the body and foster healthy emotional bandwidth. We’ll discuss how you can strengthen and balance your deep endocrine system with acupressure, qi gong exercises and herbal nutrition. Free.

    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. 

  • Windows On Waldorf at Orchard Valley

    Windows On Waldorf at Orchard Valley

    18:30-20:00
    2017/12/14
    2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

    2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

    Thursday, December 14, Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier campus, 6:30-8pm

    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.

    Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org or call 802-456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the event.
  • More events
    • JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Amy Welch
      JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Amy Welch
      16:00-17:00
      2017/12/14
      337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
      337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA

      Amy Welch, “To Run or Relax? Exploring the Arousal Antithesis for Stress Management;” a comparison of biofeedback and exercise in improving psychological health

      Dec. 14

      The talks, all 4-5 p.m. in the Stearns Student Center Cinema, are free and open to the public. The series is supported by the JSC president’s office and Vermont chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.

      For more information, visit http://www.jsc.edu/news-events/events/faculty-lecture-series/.

    • History of Racism with Netdahe Stoddard
      History of Racism with Netdahe Stoddard
      16:00
      2017/12/14
      122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
      122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA

      Thursday, December 14 at 4 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

      122 School St. RM 2, Marshfield, VT. For info call: 426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

    • Water: Emotional & Endocrine Balance Remedies
      Water: Emotional & Endocrine Balance Remedies
      18:00-19:00
      2017/12/14
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Thursday, December 14 6:00-7:00pm

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

      Come explore a variety of holistic healing tools that can help balance hormones in the body and foster healthy emotional bandwidth. We’ll discuss how you can strengthen and balance your deep endocrine system with acupressure, qi gong exercises and herbal nutrition. Free.

      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. 

    • Windows On Waldorf at Orchard Valley
      Windows On Waldorf at Orchard Valley
      18:30-20:00
      2017/12/14
      2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
      2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
      Thursday, December 14, Orchard Valley Waldorf School, East Montpelier campus, 6:30-8pm

      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.

      Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org or call 802-456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the event.
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  • Public Library Talk: “Howard Frank Mosher’s Posthumous Last Novel, Points North: Final Lessons from the Teacher”

    Public Library Talk: “Howard Frank Mosher’s Posthumous Last Novel, Points North: Final Lessons from the Teacher”

    18:00
    2017/12/15
    151 High St, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

    151 High St, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

    Cutler Memorial Library    151 High St./US Route 2

    Plainfield, Vermont  (802) 454-8504

    December 15, 2017                 6:00 p.m.

    SPEAKER: JAMES ROBERT SAUNDERS, Author of Howard Frank Mosher and the Classics: Echoes in the Vermont Writer’s Works.

    During the brief time, seven years, that Purdue University Professor James Saunders (Co-director of the Howard Frank Mosher Society, and author of ​Howard Frank Mosher and the Classics) knew Mosher, he received many lessons about writing and life in general. In Mosher’s final novel, which comes out next year, there are many (sometimes subtle and sometimes obvious) messages to Saunders and to the world at large. The professor shares his interpretations of those messages.

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  • 57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    All day
    2017/12/16

    Saturday, December 16 – Plainfield/Montpelier region

    Tuesday, December 26 – Hunger Mountain region

    Join us for the 56th annual Plainfield CBC! We’ll spend the day performing a census of our winter birds. The count circle includes parts of Plainfield, Calais, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Montpelier, and Barre. The day concludes with a potluck dinner.

    North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

    www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

    229-6206

  • Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

    Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

    09:00-16:00
    2017/12/16
    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair hosted by Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity. A variety of handmade crafts & products to complete your holiday gifting! Food & Raffle

    Unitarian Church,130 Main Street, Montpelier

    802-522-8611
    cvhfh.execdir@outlook.com

  • Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

    Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

    09:00-16:00
    2017/12/16
    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

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

    Dec. 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier.

    Now in its 13th year, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is the spot to buy gifts from some of the best makers in Vermont. When you “gift local” you not only support our Vermont community, but also turn your friends and family onto another great Vermont business. From booze to booties, clay to quilts and sweets to balms, the Touch of Vermont Holiday GIft Market has crafts from over 45 Vermont artisans to complete your gift list.

    touchofvt.org

  • Calais Holiday Craft Fair

    Calais Holiday Craft Fair

    09:30-15:30
    2017/12/16
    84 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648, USA

    84 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648, USA

    Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Fair offers 20 local artisans with art and finest crafts in fun and festive environment. Delicious food also available.

    Maple Corner Community Center, County Rd, Calais

    For information call Linda at 229-6861

  • Holiday with the Animals

    Holiday with the Animals

    10:00-14:00
    2017/12/16
    1589 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

    1589 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

    Dec. 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Celebrate the season at this fun, family friendly holiday party. Enjoy yummy treats to eat and sweet animals to greet. Some fun activities will include festive face painting and a chance to visit with Santa. Please bring donations to help spread good cheer to shelter animals. The dogs, cats and other critters are dreaming of: canned dog food and canned cat food, cat litter, pet safe ice melt, string cheese, hot dogs, peanut butter and monetary donations. Brighten the day of a shelter animal and join in the fun. For more wish list items, go to www.centralvermonthumane.org. Questions? Call 802-476-3811 x 110

    Central Vermont Humane Society
    1589 VT Route 14S, East Montpelier, VT

  • More events
    • 57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count
      57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count
      All day
      2017/12/16

      Saturday, December 16 – Plainfield/Montpelier region

      Tuesday, December 26 – Hunger Mountain region

      Join us for the 56th annual Plainfield CBC! We’ll spend the day performing a census of our winter birds. The count circle includes parts of Plainfield, Calais, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Montpelier, and Barre. The day concludes with a potluck dinner.

      North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

      www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

      229-6206

    • Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
      Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair
      09:00-16:00
      2017/12/16
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Dec. 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

      Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair hosted by Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity. A variety of handmade crafts & products to complete your holiday gifting! Food & Raffle

      Unitarian Church,130 Main Street, Montpelier

      802-522-8611
      cvhfh.execdir@outlook.com

    • Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market
      Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market
      09:00-16:00
      2017/12/16
      Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Dec. 16, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

      Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St., Montpelier.

      Now in its 13th year, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is the spot to buy gifts from some of the best makers in Vermont. When you “gift local” you not only support our Vermont community, but also turn your friends and family onto another great Vermont business. From booze to booties, clay to quilts and sweets to balms, the Touch of Vermont Holiday GIft Market has crafts from over 45 Vermont artisans to complete your gift list.

      touchofvt.org

    • Calais Holiday Craft Fair
      Calais Holiday Craft Fair
      09:30-15:30
      2017/12/16
      84 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648, USA
      84 W County Rd, Calais, VT 05648, USA

      Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

      Fair offers 20 local artisans with art and finest crafts in fun and festive environment. Delicious food also available.

      Maple Corner Community Center, County Rd, Calais

      For information call Linda at 229-6861

    • Holiday with the Animals
      Holiday with the Animals
      10:00-14:00
      2017/12/16
      1589 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
      1589 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

      Dec. 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

      Celebrate the season at this fun, family friendly holiday party. Enjoy yummy treats to eat and sweet animals to greet. Some fun activities will include festive face painting and a chance to visit with Santa. Please bring donations to help spread good cheer to shelter animals. The dogs, cats and other critters are dreaming of: canned dog food and canned cat food, cat litter, pet safe ice melt, string cheese, hot dogs, peanut butter and monetary donations. Brighten the day of a shelter animal and join in the fun. For more wish list items, go to www.centralvermonthumane.org. Questions? Call 802-476-3811 x 110

      Central Vermont Humane Society
      1589 VT Route 14S, East Montpelier, VT

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  • Children’s Pageant at The Old Meeting House

    Children’s Pageant at The Old Meeting House

    09:30
    2017/12/17
    1620 Center Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    1620 Center Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m.

    Outdoor service with live animals.

    1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier

    229-9593

    oldmeetinghouse.org

  • Blue Christmas at The Old Meeting House

    Blue Christmas at The Old Meeting House

    19:00
    2017/12/17
    1620 Center Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    1620 Center Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

    A musical longest night service

    1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. 229-9593.oldmeetinghouse.org

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  • Play Reading- Neil Simon’s “Come Blow Your Horn”

    Play Reading- Neil Simon’s “Come Blow Your Horn”

    18:30
    2017/12/18
    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m.

    All are invited to participate in reading Neil Simon’s comedy “Come Blow Your Horn.” Scripts will be provided and parts will be chosen at random. Anyone who chooses to listen rather than read is most welcome. Please email any questions to Nancy Schulz: SaddleShoes2@gmail.com

    Kellogg-Hubbard Library
    135 Main St.
    Montpelier VT 05602

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  • Film screening: Marijuana X

    Film screening: Marijuana X

    18:30
    2017/12/19
    235 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

    235 College St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

    The documentary film “Marijuana X” will be screened Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm in the Fletcher Room of the Fletcher Free Library on College Street in Burlington, and Wednesday December 20 at 7 pm in the Richmond Library Community Room. The screenings are open to the public, and donations will be accepted. “Marijuana X”, by New Jersey filmmaker Michael DeLeon, describes the societal, public health, and economic difficulties resulting in Colorado by legalization of marijuana. The 50-minute film features information and commentary by U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, activist Will Jones III, and many others. Physicians, Families & Friends for a Better Vermont is assisting with the screenings.

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  • Grief and Bereavement Support Group

    Grief and Bereavement Support Group

    10:00-11:30
    2017/12/20
    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.

  • Movie Night at the Jaquith Library

    Movie Night at the Jaquith Library

    19:00
    2017/12/20
    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

  • Film screening: Marijuana X

    Film screening: Marijuana X

    19:00
    2017/12/20

    The documentary film “Marijuana X” will be screened Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm in the Fletcher Room of the Fletcher Free Library on College Street in Burlington, and Wednesday December 20 at 7 pm in the Richmond Library Community Room. The screenings are open to the public, and donations will be accepted. “Marijuana X”, by New Jersey filmmaker Michael DeLeon, describes the societal, public health, and economic difficulties resulting in Colorado by legalization of marijuana. The 50-minute film features information and commentary by U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, activist Will Jones III, and many others. Physicians, Families & Friends for a Better Vermont is assisting with the screenings.

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  • Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night

    Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night

    All day
    2017/12/21
    442 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

    442 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

    Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night – December 21st: Join us for the 6th annual craft beer and farm to table foodie extravaganza at Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock with a silent and live auction to benefit the Vermont Foodbank.

  • Feed a Family Food & Fund Drive

    Feed a Family Food & Fund Drive

    09:00-15:00
    2017/12/21
    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

    WDEV, Local 22 & Local 44, and Northfield Savings Bank will be onsite at the Co-op working together to collect donations of funds and nonperishable food for the Vermont Foodbank and central Vermont food shelves.

    We encourage you to come by with a donation. A $3 donation to the Foodbank equals five meals.  The Co-op will match financial donations made during the event up to $1,000.

    Please join us in the fight against hunger in our community. When everyone does a little, together we can accomplish a lot!

  • Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

    Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

    17:00
    2017/12/21
    155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

    Spaulding High School, Barre

    Dec. 21, 5 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.

  • Getting Gulls: A Workshop and Virtual Field Trip with Field Naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer

    Getting Gulls: A Workshop and Virtual Field Trip with Field Naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer

    19:00-20:30
    2017/12/21
    713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    North Branch Nature Center
    December 21, 2017, 7 – 8:30 pm

    Benefit for NBNC. Fee: $10
    They are among the most successful birds on the planet, living everywhere from the polar regions to parking lots, along shorelines or at sewage ponds. They can be elegant or brutish, ambitious or lazy. And even as they pose for us in plain sight, these birds can be notoriously hard to identify. Yet in this workshop you will finally be “getting gulls.” Bryan’s system for gull identification will even help demystify one birdwatching’s greatest challenges: immature gulls. With Bryan’s images, videos, exuberance, and sense of humor, you’ll become a better birdwatcher — maybe even a better person. You want elegance on the wing? Audacity on the beach? You gotta get with gulls. For more information please contact NBNC at 802-229-6206 and visit us at www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org.

  • More events
    • Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night
      Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night
      All day
      2017/12/21
      442 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA
      442 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

      Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night – December 21st: Join us for the 6th annual craft beer and farm to table foodie extravaganza at Worthy Kitchen in Woodstock with a silent and live auction to benefit the Vermont Foodbank.

    • Feed a Family Food & Fund Drive
      Feed a Family Food & Fund Drive
      09:00-15:00
      2017/12/21
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      623 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      Thursday, December 21, 2017 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

      Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

      WDEV, Local 22 & Local 44, and Northfield Savings Bank will be onsite at the Co-op working together to collect donations of funds and nonperishable food for the Vermont Foodbank and central Vermont food shelves.

      We encourage you to come by with a donation. A $3 donation to the Foodbank equals five meals.  The Co-op will match financial donations made during the event up to $1,000.

      Please join us in the fight against hunger in our community. When everyone does a little, together we can accomplish a lot!

    • Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA
      Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA
      17:00
      2017/12/21
      155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
      155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

      Spaulding High School, Barre

      Dec. 21, 5 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.

    • Getting Gulls: A Workshop and Virtual Field Trip with Field Naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer
      Getting Gulls: A Workshop and Virtual Field Trip with Field Naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer
      19:00-20:30
      2017/12/21
      713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
      713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

      North Branch Nature Center
      December 21, 2017, 7 – 8:30 pm

      Benefit for NBNC. Fee: $10
      They are among the most successful birds on the planet, living everywhere from the polar regions to parking lots, along shorelines or at sewage ponds. They can be elegant or brutish, ambitious or lazy. And even as they pose for us in plain sight, these birds can be notoriously hard to identify. Yet in this workshop you will finally be “getting gulls.” Bryan’s system for gull identification will even help demystify one birdwatching’s greatest challenges: immature gulls. With Bryan’s images, videos, exuberance, and sense of humor, you’ll become a better birdwatcher — maybe even a better person. You want elegance on the wing? Audacity on the beach? You gotta get with gulls. For more information please contact NBNC at 802-229-6206 and visit us at www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org.

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  • 2nd Annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light

    2nd Annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light

    17:00-21:00
    2017/12/22
    71 South St, Bristol, VT 05443, USA

    71 South St, Bristol, VT 05443, USA

    NAME OF EVENT: 2nd Annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light
    DATE:December 22nd, 2017
    TIME: 5pm – 9pm
    LOCATION: Downtown Bristol
    CONTACT: Ian Albinson at ian@bristolcore.org or (802) 760-6076
    ADMISSION FEE: Free
    DESCRIPTION:
    Bristol CORE and Tandem are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Lumen Celebration of Fire & Light in Downtown Bristol on December 22nd!
    Fire performers Cirque de Fuego will start things off on the town green… we’ll have a lighted walk down Bristol’s Main Street to fire pits at Tandem and Vermont Tree Goods for hot drinks, tasty eats & handmade s’mores kits from lu.lu… and the night will wrap up at Hatch 31 with music & late night revelry.
    You can also create your own holiday lanterns in a free workshop before the event at 4:00pm in Holley Hall. All ages welcome, and all supplies provided!
    For a full list of activities and updates, be sure to check our Facebook event page:
    Lumen is part of the month-long Cool Yule celebration and is sponsored by Bristol CORE and Tandem.
    For more information, call (802) 760-6076 or visit discoverbristolvt.com
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  • Live Nativity

    Live Nativity

    17:30-20:30
    2017/12/23
    3950 VT-15, Wolcott, VT 05680, USA

    3950 VT-15, Wolcott, VT 05680, USA

    The Wolcott Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a live nativity, Saturday December 23rd, from 5:30-8:30PM.  The event will include live animals, actors, a manger and stable, crafts for children, and a gourmet hot chocolate bar, plus lots of Christmas music!  All are welcome to come and stay as long or short as they like.  For more information go to Wolcottnaz.org, search facebook for Wolcott Nazarene, or call 802-888-2728.

    3950 Route 15, Wolcott

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  • Crossroads Christian Church Christmas Eve service

    Crossroads Christian Church Christmas Eve service

    18:00-19:00
    2017/12/24
    115 Fassett Rd, North Montpelier, VT 05666, USA

    115 Fassett Rd, North Montpelier, VT 05666, USA

    Crossroads Christian Church on Fassett Road in East Montpelier will hold a traditional Christmas Eve service, open to the community, Sunday Dec. 24 from 6-7 pm. 
     
    The service, entitled “Christmas in East Montpelier,” will feature the reading of the Christmas Story from the Bible and the singing of Christmas carols. It will conclude with everyone lighting candles and singing “Silent Night.” 
     
    Crossroads Christian Church is located at 115 Fassett Road off Rte. 14, behind Pine State. For more information call Pastor Thorsten Evans at 793-9289 or go to www.christmasineastmontpelier.com.
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  • 57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

    All day
    2017/12/26

    Tuesday, December 26 – Hunger Mountain region

    Join us for the 56th annual Plainfield CBC! We’ll spend the day performing a census of our winter birds. The count circle includes parts of Plainfield, Calais, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Montpelier, and Barre. The day concludes with a potluck dinner.

    North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

    www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

    229-6206

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  • Central Vermont Runners New Years Eve Road Race

    Central Vermont Runners New Years Eve Road Race

    14:00
    2017/12/31
    81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

    Dec. 31, 2 p.m.

    5K Road Race through Downtown Montpelier on New Year’s Eve. Race into the new year!

    Montpelier Pavilion State Office Building on State Street in Montpelier

    CVRunners.org
    Adults $15.00
    Youth 19 and under $10.00
    Family Maximum $40.00

  • Dave Keller’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

    Dave Keller’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

    21:00
    2017/12/31
    Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

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

    Noyle Johnson Group presents:

    Dave Keller’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!!!

    Montpelier City Hall

    Sunday December 31, 2017, 9 p.m.

    Ring in the New Year in style — at the capital city’s biggest dance party! Noyle Johnson Group presents Dave Keller’s 5th Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at City Hall Arts Center in Montpelier.

    Back by popular demand, Dave Keller is upping the excitement this year, bringing his 9-piece Soul Revue! In the tradition of the great soul revues of the 1960’s (e.g., James Brown, Aretha Franklin), Keller has put together a group of Vermont’s most soulful musicians to keep the dance floor packed til well past midnight. Featuring three soul-fired singers (Keller, Morgan Klarich, and April Caspari), the fantastic Mo’ Sax Horns (Joe Moore, Jessica Friedman, and John Harrison), plus many extra-special surprise musical guests, all backed by Keller’s road-tested core band, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of fun for all ages.

    The City Hall Arts Center (home to Lost Nation Theater) will be transformed into a club atmosphere for the night, with a cash bar, desserts for purchase, complimentary champagne (21+) or sparkling cider toast at midnight, countdown and disco ball drop, dance contests, door prizes, and more! Fine attire suggested but not required. All ages welcome!

    Keller is known throughout VT, and across the U.S., as being one of the finest Soul and Blues musicians of his generation. A fiery guitarist, a deep soul singer, and a songwriter who writes from his heart, Keller has performed at the largest blues festivals in the East, as well as at respected venues such as B.B. King’s (Memphis) and Biscuits and Blues (San Francisco).

    His most recent CD, Right Back Atcha, was chosen as one of the best CDs of 2017 by Downbeat Magazine. His previous CD, featuring Al Green’s original Hi Rhythm Section, was a Blues Music Award Nominee for Best Soul/Blues Album of the Year. In addition to fronting his own Dave Keller Band, Keller has performed with many of the deepest soul and blues musicians: Ronnie Earl, Mighty Sam McClain, Big Jack Johnson, Fontella Bass, Dave Van Ronk, Robert Ward, and more.

    Tickets are $15 in advance, available by credit card at www.lostnationtheater.org, or by cash at Capitol Stationers, next to City Hall. Tickets are $20 at the door. Free for ages 17 and under. Co-sponsored by Lost Nation Theater, The Law Office of Tarrant, Gillies and Richardson, Cody Chevrolet, Montpelier Alive, and The Point.

    Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Show begins at 9:30 p.m. City Hall Arts Center is located at 39 Main St. in Montpelier, VT and is wheelchair accessible. For more info, email info@davekeller.com or call 802-229-2737.

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