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Call for Poems: PoemCity 2018
The Kellogg-Hubbard Library invites Vermont poets–professional or amateur–to submit their original poems for PoemCity 2018, a city-wide event that displays poetry on local business storefronts as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Chosen poems will appear throughout the downtown Montpelier for the month of April 2018.
1. Deadline: February 1, 2018
2. Please send 1 to 3 poems as MS Word attachments.
Poems must be submitted as separate documents but in one account.
3. Each poem must not exceed 24 lines.
Visit kellogghubbardlibrary.submittable.com to submit your poem.
Winter Book Sale at Kellogg-Hubbard Library
The best selection of books for yourself or to give as gifts. Books are arranged by category. Hard covers are $2, soft covers are $1 and mass market paperbacks are 50 cents. This sale continues until January 20, 2018. Open during library hours.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier
Montpelier High School Sports Schedule
- 1010.September.Sunday4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/19580/4583 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Grandparents Day Breakfast
Sunday, September 10th from 8am to 10am.
$8.00 per person, Children under 10: $5.00
Breakfast Buffet menu: Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, & More!
If you are not able to bring your Grandparent, adopt a Senior neighbor or two and treat them to a fun breakfast out.
Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, East Montpelier
Genealogy of Happiness1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/genealogy-of-happiness/1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
On Sunday, September 10th at 4pm the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) presents the “Genealogy of Happiness”, a Vermont Humanities talk by Professor William Edelglass
What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction?
This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory. We will then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of “the new science of happiness.” We will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.
William Edelglass teaches philosophy, environmental studies, and Buddhist studies at Marlboro College. He has published widely in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, environmental philosophy, and 20th-century European thought. William has taught in diverse settings including the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, a federal prison in New York, and a Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal. For many years he served as a wilderness guide at Outward Bound, and between 2000 and 2003 he taught Western philosophy to Tibetan monks at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India.
This event at JCOGS is free, accessible, and open to the public. There will be light refreshments and conversation following the program. JCOGS is located at 1189 Cape Cod Road in Stowe. For more information please contact the JCOGS office at 802-253-1800 or go to JCOGS.org
Community and Military Veteran Job Fair870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/community-and-military-veteran-job-fair/870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel Conference Center, South Burlington
Sponsored by the Department of Labor
Remembering 9/11 with Bells137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/remembering-911-with-bells/137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
A half-hour program of music remembering the victims of the 9/11 tragedy will be played on the historic bells of Montpelier’s Trinity United Methodist Church on Monday, September 11, 2017, beginning at 9:59 a.m., when the south tower fell in 2001.
Michael Loris will play the unrestored 1908 McShane chime of ten bells (the only completely original tower bell instrument in Vermont), and the matching 1872 bass bell (or bourdon),
one of the heaviest bells in the Green Mountain State (2,552 lb.).
News & Brews with VTDigger135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/news-brews-with-vtdigger/135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Sept. 11, 10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Discuss with Michael Dougherty the impact of social media on news landscape; Register: 225-2664
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier
Bringing the Wild Inside: Botanical Design Workshop with designer Nel Emlen7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bringing-the-wild-inside-botanical-design-workshop-with-designer-nel-emlen/7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
Monday, September 11, 6 – 8 at Kent Museum, Calais
Design and make 2 arrangements using wild and cultivated blooms and branches.
$25 Registration – Materials included
Information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nel Emlen at 229-4919
Bike Ride with Green Mountain Clubhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bike-ride-with-green-mountain-club-6/
September 12, Tuesday – Montpelier. Easy. 13+ miles. Montpelier to Adamant. County Road to Bliss Pond Rd. to Adamant Rd. to Center Rd. to Bliss Rd. to County Rd. Lunch at the Adamant Coop. Leave from Morse Farm at 10:00 A.M. Contact George Plumb, 883-2313 or email@example.com.
Managing Stress: A Workshop for Family Caregivers58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/managing-stress-a-workshop-for-family-caregivers/58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Tuesday, September 12, 4-5pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, Montpelier, 223-2518
Free and open to the public
Are you experiencing a growing level of stress as you care for a loved one? In this one-hour workshop we will look at the signs and causes of stress in the context of caregiving, and begin to explore strategies for reducing your stress while caring for others. Managing Stress is a valuable one-session workshop for caregivers/care partners. It also serves as a preview for Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 6-session class at MSAC this Fall (starts 9/26) that explores multiple strategies for self-care and practical problem-solving during the caregiving journey. For more information contact Barb Asen, CVCOA Family Caregiver Support Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-476-2681.
Back to School: Healthy Snacks and Luncheshttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/back-to-school-healthy-snacks-and-lunches/
Tuesday, September 12 5:00- 6:00pm
with Lisa Masé, Harmonized Cookery
Get creative in the kitchen! We will make meal plans, talk about batch cooking strategies, and explore sauces and vegetable dishes that make it easy to assemble meals that meet everyone’s needs! Leave with recipes and planning tools to inspire you. $3 members, $5 non-members.
Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier
US Electoral College discussion with Professor Kinvin Wroth32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/us-electoral-college-discussion-with-professor-kinvin-wroth/32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USA
US Electoral College discussion with Professor Kinvin Wroth and the Brookfield Community Partnership’s annual silent auction, Wednesday September 12th.
Dean and Professor Emeritus Wroth, an expert on the US Electoral College system, will lead us in a lively discussion and exploration into this complicated process, established by the Founding Fathers of the United States, which plays such a large role in the 2016 US Presidential Election. This event begins at 6 pm with “grazing appetizers” and the opening of our always-popular annual silent auction, replete with treats and treasures from area artisans, farmers, craft-folks and residents. This event is BYOB and is generously sponsored through a grant from Ben and Jerry’s Foundation.
Professor Wroth will begin his comments around 7 pm, and the silent auction will remain open throughout the evening and through our next event, our Third Annual Souper Supper fundraiser with the Randolph Area Food Bank. Please RSVP to this event by email email@example.com or calling Linda Kelly at 276-3181.
Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield
Bill Schubart & Peter Miller Reading & Talk77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bill-schubart-peter-miller-reading-talk/77 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Authors Bill Schubart and Peter Miller will read from their new books, “Lila & Theron: a novel” and “Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture,” respectively, and will talk about what it’s like to be a Vermonter writing about the rural Vermont landscape and its many characters. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier
802-229-0774, www.bearpondbooks.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Schubart & Peter Miller Reading & Talkhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bill-schubart-peter-miller-reading-talk-2/
Authors Bill Schubart and Peter Miller will read from their new books, Lila & Theron: a noveland Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture, respectively, and will talk about what it’s like to be a Vermonter writing about the rural Vermont landscape and its many characters. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Free and open to the public.
Special Bonus: Each event attendee who buys a copy of Lila & Theron will get a bonus gift CD of Bill Schubart reading five stories from The Lamoille Stories (while supplies last).at BEAR POND BOOKS, 77 Main Street, Montpelier
Grief and Bereavement Support Group600 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/grief-and-bereavement-support-group/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.
Johnson Community Meal for the Public100 main st, johnson, vthttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/johnson-community-meal-for-the-public/100 main st, johnson, vt
Johnson State College will offer a free community meal for the public Sept. 13 at United Church of Johnson at 100 Main St, Johnson.
The 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. meal, at which Johnson students, faculty and staff serve as volunteers, features a hot lunch on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month through May for anyone who goes. All meals are at the same time and location.
The meals are sponsored in part by JSC Dining Services, the JSC SERVE Office and Laraway Youth & Family Services.
Meditation on Human Evil58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/meditation-on-human-evil/58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
September 13, 1:30 p.m.
With Author Andrew Potok
In his book 13 Stradomska Street: A Memoir of Exile and Return, Potok explores the pre-WWII Polish landscape from which his family fled, as well as his return visit decades later.
An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., Montpelier.
Monarch Butterfly Tagging713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/monarch-butterfly-tagging-3/713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Wednesdays, September 6 & 13, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 adults, $3 kids.
Drop by any time between from 3:30 on to catch, tag and release some migrating monarchs. We’ll look for other butterflies and bugs as well! We have nets to share, but bring a net if you have one.
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Learn to Make a Tincturehttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/learn-to-make-a-tincture/
Wednesday, September 13 6:00-7:00pm
with Shona R MacDougall Registered Herbalist (AHG)
Wonder how to make a tincture (alcohol extract)? We will go over step by step instructions of how to make your own tinctures. Please note we will not make a tincture during this class. Free.
Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier
Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Grouphttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bereavement-and-grief-equine-support-group/
When: Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Sept 6th– Oct 11, 2017
Where: Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding and Driving Program at Water Tower Farm 386 US Route 2, Marshfield, Vt.
Contact: Dianne Lashoones 802 426 3781 or email email@example.com
Fee: Free of charge but please call to register
Horses are amazing, sentient, gentle beings that have a way of calming the soul and bringing inner peace to one’s self. For those who are having a hard time in the grieving process, sometimes interaction with a horse can help where other interventions have fallen short. We are offering a 6 week support group program that will meet once a week for an hour. Our intent is to keep the group small with no more than 6 participants plus volunteers and instructors. We will be able to provide referral resources if issues come up during sessions that someone would want to seek some professional guidance.
Indie Lens Pop-Up Denial: Film & Discussion135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/indie-lens-pop-up-denial-film-discussion/135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
CEO of a Vermont Electric Cooperative seen through the lens of his filmmaker son Derek
135 Main Street, Montpelier
JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Gina Mireault337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/jsc-faculty-lecture-series-gina-mireault/337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
Gina Mireault, “Carry On: Infants’ Linguistic Experiences in Strollers & Backpacks;” how backpacks and other infant carriers can boost language opportunities for infants in their first year compared with strollers
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/.
A Night of De-stressing and Relaxation386 US-2, Marshfield, VT 05658, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/a-night-of-de-stressing-and-relaxation/386 US-2, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
RHYTHM OF THE REIN
THERAPEUTIC RIDING & DRIVING PROGRAM
Invites you to a night of de-stressing and relaxation
CHOOSE FROM A MYRIAD OF relaxing
ACTIVITIES & SUPPORT our program!
*ADULT COLORING * MASSAGES * “AROMATHERAPY”
* HORSE TIME – THEY GIVE GREAT HUGS!
Bunnies to cuddle if the horses look too big!
*SNACKS, BEVERAGES, RELAXING MUSIC – $10.00/PERSON
September 14th, Thursday 5-9 pm at Water Tower Farm
386 US Route 2, Marshfield, Vt.
426-3781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org fmi
THERE WILL ALSO BE A CRAFTS AND BAKE SALE TO BENEFIT THE PROGRAM
FOR VENDOR INFORMATION CALL DIANNE AT 802 426 3781
Detoxification & Personal Growth Remedieshttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/detoxification-personal-growth-remedies/
Thursday, September 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 you can use to detoxify your body safely and naturally while fostering healthy emotional bandwidth. In this workshop we will explore healthy physiology and learn remedies including acupressure, qi gong exercises and herbal teas. Free.
Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier
"Here Today" Community Screening115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/here-today-community-screening/115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819, USASpecial Community screening & panel discussion:Thurs. Sept 14th: Catamount Arts-115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury7 p.mFree“Here Today” highlights the opiate addiction crisis in the state.For more information go to:
Fall Migration Bird Walks713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/fall-migration-bird-walks/713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Fall Migration Bird Walks. Every Fri. in Sept. 7:30–9 a.m. September is the peak of fall songbird migration, and the woods and fields along the North Branch are excellent places to witness it. Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome and no registration required! Binoculars available for loan. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier. Free for members and kids; $10 for nonmembers. 229-6206.
Plainfield Farmers Market10 Hudson Ave, Plainfield, VT 05667, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/plainfield-farmers-market-2/10 Hudson Ave, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
Plainfield Farmers Market. Locally raised produce and meats; baked goods; maple syrup; crafts; Japanese tea tasting. 4-7 P.M., Mill Street Park, Mill Street, Plainfield.
Every Friday through Oct. 6
Fairy House Making7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/fairy-house-making/7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
Friday, September 15 from 4 – 5:45 (Rain date – September 22) at Kent Museum, Calais
Linda Schutz and Nel Emlen will guide participants, aged 6 -9, as they make their own creations with natural materials.
Information, contact email@example.com or call Linda Schutz at 229-6861
Art and Author Night122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/art-and-author-night-2/122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
Friday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
6 p.m. Art Opening of works by Marge Pulaski: “I love color, and hope to live long enough to be more subtle.”
& Helen Rabin: “The work I am showing here are charcoal studies for still life paintings. I like seeing what can happen with such simple means.”
7 p.m. Reading with author Lorrie Goldensohn
Refreshments will be served.
Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield
Hike Stowe with Green Mountain Clubhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/hike-stowe-with-green-mountain-club-3/
September 16, Saturday – Rain Date: September 17, Sunday. Difficult. 4.5 miles. Hellbrook Trail to the Long Trail at the Adams Apple, then the LT to the Chin. Steep and rocky terrain. We will return by the LT to Rte. 108. Bring lunch and water. Contact co-leaders: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.
comcast.biz.net or Charlene Bohl, 229-9908 or firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting time and place.
Bolton Community FairBolton Valley, Richmond, VT 05477, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/bolton-community-fair/Bolton Valley, Richmond, VT 05477, USABolton Valley ResortSaturday, September 16th – 10:00 am to 1:00 pmThis second annual Fair is intended to provide an opportunity for Bolton and surrounding towns to come together as a community. The returning DesLauriers ownership team at Bolton Valley Resort has invited us to hold this year’s Fair in their Sport’s Center. Local area business’ will have the opportunity to show their neighbors what they do. For kids & and families there are games, activities, bounce houses, and the facilities of the Sport Center. Several area businesses are donating goods, services and raffle prizes with the proceeds going to the Senior Dinner program and the Bolton Fire Department. There will also be food vendors. This will be a fun Saturday family outing. Plan to spend some time with your neighbors.
Johnson State College Alumni Weekend with Walter Mosley337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USAhttp://www.montpelierbridge.com/event/johnson-state-college-alumni-weekend-with-walter-mosley/337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
Acclaimed author and Johnson State College graduate Walter Mosley will receive an alumni award and give a reading Sept. 16 as part of JSC’s Alumni Reunion and Family Weekend.
The event will feature readings by JSC faculty members who are authors, including Bachelor of Fine Arts program director Liz Powell and Tyrone Shaw and Jensen Beach, who teach in the Writing & Literature Department.
Mosley, of New York, has written more than 40 books, including the best-selling Easy Rawlins mystery series. He received the O. Henry Award for short fiction and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award for literature, among others. The author, a 1977 political science major, will be the second person to receive the college’s Distinguished Career Award.
The following reunion events on the college quad are free and open to the public:
- 12-5 p.m., Fun on the Quad with crafts projects, lawn games, a photo booth, JSC Dance Club activities and more
- 2:30 p.m., Distinguished Career Award presented
- 3-4 p.m., readings and book signings by Mosley and JSC authors
- 4 p.m., ice cream social
For more information about Mosley, visit http://www.waltermosley.com/