Upcoming Events

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Live Music

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Weekly Events

Send your calendar listings to calendar@montpelierbridge.com.

Fall Colors Book Sale at Kellogg-Hubbard Library

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

 

Montpelier High School Sports Schedule

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

 

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December
Fri Dec 0 1

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

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

Fri Dec 0 1

Surviving the Future

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

Sat Dec 0 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

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

Sun Dec 0 3

Community Song Circles

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

Sun Dec 0 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

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

Sun Dec 0 3

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!

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!)

Mon Dec 0 4

Film Seminar with Rick Winston

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>

Mon Dec 0 4

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

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

Wed Dec 0 6

Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley

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

Wed Dec 0 6

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

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

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

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

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

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

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

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

Wed Dec 0 6

Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi

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

Wed Dec 0 6

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Kent McFarland

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.

Wed Dec 0 6

The Power is in Your Hands

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. 

Wed Dec 0 6

The Wonderful World of Bats with Jerry Schneider

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

Fri Dec 0 8

Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration

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

 

Sat Dec 0 9

Montpelier Memory Cafe

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

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

Sat Dec 0 9

Country Christmas A Holiday Celebration

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

 

Sat Dec 0 9

GED Testing: Barre

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

Sat Dec 0 9

Winter Owl Exploration

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

Sat Dec 0 9

The Bridge benefit concert featuring David Mallett

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

Mon Dec 1 1

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

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

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

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

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

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

CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd., Barre

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

Tue Dec 1 2

Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

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.

Tue Dec 1 2

Happy, Healthy Holidays with Food as Medicine

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. 

Wed Dec 1 3

GED Testing: Barre

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

Wed Dec 1 3

Rick Winston presents Contemporary Iran in the Films of Asghar Farhadi

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

Wed Dec 1 3

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

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.

Wed Dec 1 3

Running Shoes

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. 

Thu Dec 1 4

JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Amy Welch

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/.

Thu Dec 1 4

Water: Emotional & Endocrine Balance Remedies

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. 

Thu Dec 1 4

Windows On Waldorf at Orchard Valley

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.
Sat Dec 1 6

57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

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

Wed Dec 2 0

Movie Night at the Jaquith Library

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

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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

Call library for film title

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

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

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

Wed Dec 2 0

Grief and Bereavement Support Group

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

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

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

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.

Thu Dec 2 1

Worthy Kitchen’s Night Before The Night

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.

Thu Dec 2 1

Guidance on Filling Out FAFSA

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.

Tue Dec 2 6

57th Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

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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