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

Through Oct. 31: Fall Gardening Raffle!

Items to beautify your yard, grow fruit, compost waste. Purchase tickets at Kellogg-Hubbard; drawing 10/31.
223-3338

Montpelier High School Sports Schedule

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

Sept. 5

  • 3pm GOLF @ Montague Golf Course
  • 4:30pm GSOC V @ Harwood

Sept. 6

  • 4:30pm BSOC V & JV @ Randolph

Sept. 7

  • 3:30 p.m. GOLF @ Country Club of Vermont
  • 4:30pm HS & MS XC @ U-32

Sept. 8

  • 4:30pm GSOC V @ Lamoille
  • 4:30pm JV Field Hockey vs. CVU

Sept. 11

  • 3:30pm GOLF @ Barre CC
  • 4:30pm GSOC V @ Stowe

Sept. 12

  • 4pm 7/8 GSOC vs. Barre Town
  • 4:30pm JV Field Hockey @ Rice
  • 5pm 7/8 BSOC vs. Barre Town
  • 6pm BSOC V vs. Peoples Academy

Sept. 13

  • 3:30pm GOLF @ Ryder Brook
  • 4pm MS FH vs. Barre Town
  • 4:30pm GSOC JV @ North Country
  • 6pm GSOC V @ North Country

Sept. 14

  • 4pm 7/8 BSOC @ Stowe
  • 4pm 7/8 GSOC vs. Stowe
  • 4:30pm Field Hockey vs. Springfield

Sept. 15

  • 4pm MS FH @ Barre City
  • 4:30pm BSOC JV @ North Country
  • 4:30pm JV GSOC @ Stowe
  • 6pm BSOC V @ North Country

Sept. 16

  • 11am HS & MS XC @ U-32 Invitational

Sept. 18

  • 3pm GOLF @ Northfield CC
  • 4pm MS FH vs. Harwood
  • 4:30pm JV Field Hockey vs. Essex

Sept. 19

  • 4pm 7/8 GSOC vs. Barre City
  • 4pm GSOC JV vs. Thetford
  • 4:30pm HS & MS XC @ Oxbow
  • 5pm 7/8 BSOC vs. Barre City
  • 6pm GSOC V vs. Thetford

Sept. 20

  • 3:30pm GOLF @ Barre CC
  • 4pm BSOC JV vs. Thetford
  • 6pm BSOC V vs. Thetford

Sept. 21

  • 4pm MS FH vs. Stowe

Sept. 22

  • 6pm JV Field Hockey vs. Essex

Sept. 23

  • 11am GSOC JV vs. Spaulding
  • 1pm GSOC V vs. Spaulding
  • 3:30pm BSOC JV vs. Lake Region
  • 5:30pm BSOC V vs. Lake Region
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September
Fri Sep 0 1

Plainfield Farmers Market

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

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

Every Friday through Oct. 6

Fri Sep 0 1

Fall Migration Bird Walks

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.

Fri Sep 0 1

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Raiser at the Whammy Bar

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

With Bob Sassaman, Richard Maizell, Ed Burgess, T.J. Powers.  Lewis Franco and The Brown Eyed Girls.

Sept. 1, 7:30

By donation

Whammy Bar, Calais

Sun Sep 0 3

Vermont Holocaust Memorial’s exhibit

1994 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
1994 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church is thrilled to be sharing a special one day, community-wide showing of the Vermont Holocaust Memorial’s exhibit:

From Generation to Generation …We Are Here! Honoring lives lost and stories of survival

Sunday September 3rd from 11am – 2pm.

Following the exhibit’s opening at JCOGS (Jewish Community of Greater Stowe,) and as a part of the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition and Community for Human Rights and Dignity, St. John’s is proud to be carrying forward the important lessons learned from the Holocaust. They are committed to encouraging and supporting a community in which we are all one.

Knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against ignorance, intolerance and fear. By sharing stories of survival, and teaching their invaluable lessons learned, the Vermont Holocaust Memorial (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization) envisions a time when prejudice, bigotry and hate are replaced by respect for all. Additional information can be found on the organization’s website: holocaustmemorial-vt.org.

St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church is a community of faith located at 1994 Mountain Road (at the crossroads of the Mountain Road and Luce Hill Road), Stowe, Vermont. For more information about St. John’s, please visit the website: stjohsinthemountains.org.

Mon Sep 0 4

Organizing in Hard Times: a Workshop with Si Kahn

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

Sept. 4, 4–5:30 p.m.

Kahn will discuss organizing in today’s US and how we can restore and strengthen democracy

Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre

http://oldlaborhall.org/ ; info@oldlaborhall.org,; (802) 479-5600

Mon Sep 0 4

Civil Rights and Labor Songs Singalong

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

Sept. 4

Sing anthemic songs of struggle, protest, and hope with acclaimed songwriter Si Kahn.

7 p.m.

Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre

http://oldlaborhall.org/ , email info@oldlaborhall.org, or call (802) 479-5600

$15, $12 for seniors, students, and union members, children under 12 free.

Tue Sep 0 5

Savvy Speakers Toastmasters

Sept. 5, 5:30–7 p.m.

Supportive and positive environment to improve communication skills.

Blue Cross Blue Shield conference room, Industrial Lane off of Airport Rd, Berlin

Margaret Ferguson: 802-476-0908, mlferguson2002@yahoo.com

Free

Tue Sep 0 5

EMF, Screen Time, and Your Health 

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

Tuesday, September 5 6:00-7:00pm

with Chad Peduto, Health Coach, EMF Prevention Specialist

We will cover how smart phones, wifi and other tech devices impact our health and what you can do to protect yourself. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Wed Sep 0 6

Monarch Butterfly Tagging 

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Wed Sep 0 6

GED Testing at Barre Learning Center

24 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
24 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Sept. 6, 4 p.m.

26 Washington St., Suite 100, Barre

Please call CVABE for more info 802-476-4588 or visit cvabe.org

The Benefits of a GED

A high school credential can make a difference for you, your family and your job. The GED may be a good way for you to get that credential.
• The GED can lead to better jobs, and even raises and promotions at your current job
• Most employers value the GED as highly as they do a high school diploma
• People with a GED or HS diploma make more money than those with no credential
• Most colleges and universities recognize the GED as equal to a HS diploma
• Children of parents with a GED tend to finish their own educations
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) administers the official GED exams in this area. We can give you a practice test that will tell you exactly what you need to study. CVABE will help you gain the skills you need to pass the test. You study at your own pace and take the tests when you are ready. The practice tests and instruction from CVABE are free!

Dream big. Believe in yourself. Learn what it takes. Achieve your goals. Call CVABE to see if the GED is the best option for you, your family and your goals.

Wed Sep 0 6

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Lisa Zinn

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

The Current Topics in Science Speaker Series at Johnson State College will begin Sept. 6 with a talk by JSC faculty member Lisa Zinn on monitoring nesting bird populations through bird banding. The series is coordinated by the college’s Department of Environmental & Health Sciences.

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 Sep 0 6

Screening of “The Hunting Ground”

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

The Emmy-award-nominated documentary “The Hunting Ground,” about sexual assaults on college and university campuses, will be screened Sept. 6 at Johnson State College.

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

The film has been shown at over 1,000 college and university campuses, high schools, government offices and community centers.

For more information, visit http://thehuntinggroundfilm.com/.

Wed Sep 0 6

Mindfulness Practice and Psychotherapy

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

Wednesday, September 6 6:00-7:30pm 

with Robert Kest, Ph.D.

Moving beyond western constructs of self and psychotherapy.   An exploration of mindfulness practice, psychotherapy, and unfolding that looks  towards a deeper understanding of being and becoming in the context of ethics, community, and consciousness. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

 

Wed Sep 0 6

Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Group

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

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

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

Fee: Free of charge but please call to register

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

Wed Sep 0 6

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: The Evil of Banality: On The Life and Death Importance of Thinking

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

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.

Author Elizabeth Minnich Minnich explores how ordinarily decent people make “extensive evils” (genocide, slavery) and “extensive good” possible.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier

223-3338

Thu Sep 0 7

Art of the Conscious and Connected Breath

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

Thursday, September 7 6:00-7:30pm

with Dunja Moeller, PhD

Learn how to inhale and exhale properly. Add awareness and the ability to heal whatever is in the way of an optimal breathing pattern. For more information go to www.workshopsforabetterlife.com or email dunja@workshopsforabetterlife.comFree.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Fri Sep 0 8

Plainfield Farmers Market

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

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

Every Friday through Oct. 6

Fri Sep 0 8

Fall Migration Bird Walks

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.

Fri Sep 0 8

Plainfield Old Home Days

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

Plainfield Old Home Days starts on Friday, September 8th at 7 pm with a rolicking revue at the Plainfield Opera House and then continues all day on Saturday, September 9th with Plainfield’s unique community parade, followed by the traditional chicken barbeque and other activities at the Plainfield Recreation Field. All is free except for the chicken barbeque.

Plainfield’s hometown revue includes storytelling, music, skits, standup comedy, poets, and step dancing. Plainfield native Diane Martin, who created the Vermont State Song, will wrap up a program that includes Skitmeisters, two bands, Umlaut and Araña, and the Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers. And the Plainfield Old Home Days Revue is free and open to the public.

Even before the Old Home Days parade at 11 am on Saturday, September 9th, Plainfield Town Clerk Linda Wells will lead early birds in a fitness walk starting at the rec field at 8:30 am, perhaps past the very large yard sale at the Methodist Church which runs from 9 to 2. Music at the rec field will accompany the Plainfield Rescue and Fire Department chicken barbeque, including the Twinfield High School Jazz Band, Swedish Fiddlers and the band, Araña.

You can make yourself a bicycle smoothie, your children can play in the bouncie house, you can get local maple syrup, and learn about Plainfield’s hazard mitigation and flood prevention work, and about the Plainfield library, and coop, and senior center, participate in a rubber duck race, play volleyball and more at the rec field from 11:45 to 2 pm.

Plainfield’s Tree Warden, Niko Rubin, will take people on a Street Tree Walk from the rec field at 1:30, Rose Paul will lead an Invasive Species walk starting from the Park ‘n’ Ride at 2:30, and Susan Grimaldi will wrap up the day with a Plainfield Historical Walk starting from the Mill Street Park at 4 pm.

 

 

Fri Sep 0 8

Contra Dance

September 8, 2017

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

Music will be provided by Chimney Swift .

Angela DeCarlis 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

Sat Sep 0 9

Plainfield Old Home Days

34-36 US-2, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
34-36 US-2, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Plainfield Old Home Days starts on Friday, September 8th at 7 pm with a rolicking revue at the Plainfield Opera House and then continues all day on Saturday, September 9th with Plainfield’s unique community parade, followed by the traditional chicken barbeque and other activities at the Plainfield Recreation Field. All is free except for the chicken barbeque.

Plainfield’s hometown revue includes storytelling, music, skits, standup comedy, poets, and step dancing. Plainfield native Diane Martin, who created the Vermont State Song, will wrap up a program that includes Skitmeisters, two bands, Umlaut and Araña, and the Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers. And the Plainfield Old Home Days Revue is free and open to the public.

Even before the Old Home Days parade at 11 am on Saturday, September 9th, Plainfield Town Clerk Linda Wells will lead early birds in a fitness walk starting at the rec field at 8:30 am, perhaps past the very large yard sale at the Methodist Church which runs from 9 to 2. Music at the rec field will accompany the Plainfield Rescue and Fire Department chicken barbeque, including the Twinfield High School Jazz Band, Swedish Fiddlers and the band, Araña.

You can make yourself a bicycle smoothie, your children can play in the bouncie house, you can get local maple syrup, and learn about Plainfield’s hazard mitigation and flood prevention work, and about the Plainfield library, and coop, and senior center, participate in a rubber duck race, play volleyball and more at the rec field from 11:45 to 2 pm.

Plainfield’s Tree Warden, Niko Rubin, will take people on a Street Tree Walk from the rec field at 1:30, Rose Paul will lead an Invasive Species walk starting from the Park ‘n’ Ride at 2:30, and Susan Grimaldi will wrap up the day with a Plainfield Historical Walk starting from the Mill Street Park at 4 pm.

 

 

Sat Sep 0 9

Montpelier Kiwanis Club Annual Yard Sale

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

Sept. 9, 7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Have yard sale donations? Call Elliott Curtin 229-6973 or Fred Bushway 826-5670 to pick up donations.

Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier

Montpelier Kiwanis Club, Vermont Facebook” “Kiwanis Club’s Yard Sale raises money for Central Vermont children. We award scholarships and summer camperships, help children enroll in sports leagues, buy winter clothes and boots for several children each winter, and sponsor a local hockey team.

Sat Sep 0 9

Fall Warbler Walk

1318-1578 Ward Hill Rd, Moretown, VT 05660, USA
1318-1578 Ward Hill Rd, Moretown, VT 05660, USA

Saturday, September 9

Pratt Forest, Ward Hill Road, Duxbury VT

7:30-9:30 AM

Guides from the Mad Birders will lead a tour of this conserved forest, an excellent location for seeing the fall migration of warblers, flycatchers, and vireos. Register online at bit.ly/2xbIkqa

Sat Sep 0 9

Vermont Historical Society Annual Meeting

109 State St, Montpelier, VT 05609, USA
109 State St, Montpelier, VT 05609, USA

Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Includes Business Meeting and talk on Montpelier artist T.W. Wood

Vermont History Museum, 109 State St, Montpelier

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

Free

Sat Sep 0 9

Friends of the Winooski Annual River Cleanup

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

Sept. 9

Get your feet wet helping to protect and beautify Montpelier’s rivers! Help remove trash from the North Branch, Winooski, and Steven’s Branch while enjoying the company of other volunteers. Wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, clothes that can get wet and gloves if you have them. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult at all times. We’ll meet at Montpelier City Hall and carpool to the cleanup sites around town. For more information contact Shawn: shawn@winooskiriver.org or 223-4199.

8:30 a.m.–noon

Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main Street

Sat Sep 0 9

Vermont Weavers Guild History/Anniversary Event

50 Randolph Ave, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
50 Randolph Ave, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

The Vermont Weavers Guild will be holding it’s first meeting of the new fiscal year on September 9, 2018 at 10 AM- 11:30 AM at the Kimball House in Randolph, Vermont. We are a weaving guild that has been active for the past 70 years beginning around 1947. Our mission is “…to increase technical proficiency and artistic experience by providing a well-rounded educational program, to promote and maintain high standards of weaving, as well as related fiber arts, to share our knowledge and ideas and to bring together hand weavers.” We have 89 active members some of whom have been part of the guild since the 1950’s.

September 9th will be a special celebration of our history and it’s 70th birthday. There will be a presentation of the history of the crafts movement in Vermont, highlighting weaving’s part in that history and excerpts from an audio taped interview from 1986 with Betty McKenzie one of the Guild’s founding members. Most importantly will be hearing stories first hand from well known weavers and Honorary Guild Members- Betty Atwood and Edith House. Guild memorabilia will also be on display as well as two quilts of hand woven squares done by guild members over the past year. The quilts will be raffled later in the fall.

50 Randolph Ave, Randolph

 

 

Sat Sep 0 9

Fall Forest Storytime

44 brook st, websterville, vt
44 brook st, websterville, vt
Fall Forest Storytime for preschoolers and up with their parents/guardians
Saturday, September 9, 2017
1:00 pm
Aldrich Public Library’s Childrens Librarian Ian Gauthier will tell a Scottish fairy tale and read an autumnal book about forest animals getting ready for winter. There will be some forest/wildlife games and activities for preschoolers and up with their parents or guardians. No need to bring anything, but please dress for weather conditions. Meet at the Barre Town Forest parking lot kiosk, 44 Brook St., Websterville, VT  05678.  If it rains, we will unfortunately have to cancel. For more information, call the library at 476-7550 or email mkotch731@gmail.com.
Sat Sep 0 9

Making Ancient Pottery Vessels – A Workshop with Charlie Paquin

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

Sept. 9, 1–3 p.m.

Native American techniques; WEAR CLOTHES THAT CAN GET DIRTY! Adults and teens; pre-registration required: 223-3338

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier

802-223-3338

Sun Sep 1 0

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

twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net

802-223-3322.

Sun Sep 1 0

Genealogy of Happiness

1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
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

Mon Sep 1 1

Community and Military Veteran Job Fair

870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA
870 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA

Sept. 11

9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Sheraton Hotel Conference Center, South Burlington

Sponsored by the Department of Labor

Mon Sep 1 1

Remembering 9/11 with Bells

137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.).

Mon Sep 1 1

News & Brews with VTDigger

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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

223-3338

Mon Sep 1 1

Bringing the Wild Inside: Botanical Design Workshop with designer Nel Emlen

7 Old W Church Rd, Adamant, VT 05640, USA
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 thekentmuseum@gmail.com or call Nel Emlen at 229-4919

Tue Sep 1 2

Bike Ride with Green Mountain Club

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 plumb.george@gmail.com.

Tue Sep 1 2

Managing Stress: A Workshop for Family Caregivers

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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 basen@cvcoa.org or call 802-476-2681.

Tue Sep 1 2

Back to School: Healthy Snacks and Lunches

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

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

Tue Sep 1 2

US Electoral College discussion with Professor Kinvin Wroth

32 Stone Rd, Chelsea, VT 05038, USA
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 tolkellyvt@gmail.com or calling Linda Kelly at 276-3181.

Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield

Tue Sep 1 2

Bill Schubart & Peter Miller Reading & Talk

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

Sept. 12

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.

7–8:30 p.m.

Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier

Free

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

Tue Sep 1 2

Bill Schubart & Peter Miller Reading & Talk

9/12/17
7:00PM

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
Wed Sep 1 3

Monarch Butterfly Tagging 

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Wed Sep 1 3

Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Group

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

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

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

Fee: Free of charge but please call to register

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

Wed Sep 1 3

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 Sep 1 3

Johnson Community Meal for the Public

100 main st, johnson, vt
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.

 

Wed Sep 1 3

Meditation on Human Evil

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Sep 1 3

Learn to Make a Tincture

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

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

Wed Sep 1 3

Indie Lens Pop-Up Denial: Film & Discussion

135 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street, Montpelier

223-3338

Thu Sep 1 4

JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Gina Mireault

337 College Hill Rd, Johnson, VT 05656, USA
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

Sept 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 Sep 1 4

A Night of De-stressing and Relaxation    

386 US-2, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
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 rhythmoftherein@aol.com fmi

 

THERE WILL ALSO BE A CRAFTS AND BAKE SALE TO BENEFIT THE PROGRAM

FOR VENDOR INFORMATION CALL DIANNE AT 802 426 3781

Thu Sep 1 4

Detoxification & Personal Growth Remedies

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

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

Thu Sep 1 4

"Here Today" Community Screening

115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819, USA
115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819, USA
Special Community screening  & panel discussion:
Thurs. Sept 14th: Catamount Arts-115 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury
7 p.m
Free
“Here Today” highlights the opiate addiction crisis in the state.
For more information go to:
Fri Sep 1 5

Plainfield Farmers Market

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

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

Every Friday through Oct. 6

Fri Sep 1 5

Fall Migration Bird Walks

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.

Fri Sep 1 5

Fairy House Making

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

$10 registration

Information, contact thekentmuseum@gmail.com or call Linda Schutz at 229-6861

Fri Sep 1 5

Art and Author Night

122 School St, Marshfield, VT 05658, USA
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

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Sat Sep 1 6

Hike Stowe with Green Mountain Club

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 charlenebohl@comcast.net for meeting time and place.

Sat Sep 1 6

Bolton Community Fair

Bolton Valley, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
Bolton Valley, Richmond, VT 05477, USA
Bolton Valley Resort
Saturday, September 16th – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This 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.
Sat Sep 1 6

Johnson State College Alumni Weekend with Walter Mosley

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

Sun Sep 1 7

Rally & Race Against Racism

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

Sept. 17

Join Montpelier High School in taking a stand against racism and the horrible events in Charlottesville. There will be a 5K race beginning at 11:30 at the MHS track. Please register in advance at runreg.com/race-against-racism. If you are not a runner, you are invited to join the rally at 12:30. Bread & Puppet will be performing and social justice leaders from around the state will be speaking. For more information, please email raceagainstracismvt@gmail.com.

Sun Sep 1 7

WORDS OUT LOUD reading series: Novelist Howard Norman and Poet Jane Shore

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

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017:

Novelist Howard Norman and Poet Jane Shore
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Road, Calais, VT
Readings occurring in tandem with this Fall’s Art at the Kent exhibit REFUGE
See www.kentmuseum.org for more details about the authors and the exhibit.

Sun Sep 1 7

Souper Supper fundraiser

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

Sunday, September 17th

6 p.m.

Souper Supper fundraiser with the Randolph Area Food Bank.

The event will feature hand-crafted ceramic bowls, soups and breads from seven area restaurants, and home-made desserts.

The BCP Annual Silent Auction will be open throughout the Souper Supper event and will close at 8 pm that evening.

For a $25 donation, you’ll receive your choice of beautiful glazed pottery soup bowl, your choice of three ladles of soups, bread, and home-made dessert.  For just $10, you may sample three soups in a paper bowl, with bread and dessert.  Purchase extra pottery soup bowls for $15, and extra dessert for $2.50.  There’ll even be take-home soup for $5/pint and $10/quart.

 

Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield

Mon Sep 1 8

SASH Blood Pressure Clinic

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

 

The next one will be on Monday September 18th from 10am to 1pm.

Registered Nurse Boo Smith will be on hand to take you blood pressure.  This is free and open to the Public, no appointments needed.

Join us for Lunch at 12:15pm, $6.00 for people under 60 and $5.00 for 60 and up.  No one is ever turned away.

Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, East Montpelier

Mon Sep 1 8

Bereavement/Grief 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.

Mon Sep 1 8

Screening of music documentary "Drive Play Sleep"

1248 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
1248 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
What: Screening of music documentary Drive Play Sleep
Followed by Q & A with Film makers

When: Monday September 18th @ 7pm

Where: 1248 US Rt 2
East Montpelier VT 05651
Mon Sep 1 8

Baratunde Thurston

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

Author, comedian and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston will appear at his first speaking event in Vermont Sept. 18 at Johnson State College as part of JSC’s semester-long diversity focus.

The 8 p.m. talk at Dibden Center for the Arts is free and open to the public.

The semester’s diversity theme centers on Thurston’s 2012 comedic memoir “How to Be Black,” a New York Times best-seller. As part of the college’s interdisciplinary Common Reading Initiative, incoming first-year students read the book over the summer. They will participate in discussions about race in America with other students, faculty and staff at campus events all semester.

Thurston, of Brooklyn, is an Emmy-nominated host who was digital director for The Onion, among other multimedia roles.

For more information, visit http://baratunde.com/.

Tue Sep 1 9

Bike Montpelier with Green Mountain Club

September 19, Tuesday –  Moderate. 26 miles with some gravel roads. Bike to Waterbury via Stevens Brook Road, and return on Rte. 2. Bring lunch and water or buy lunch in Waterbury. Helmet required. Call Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

Tue Sep 1 9

GED Testing at Bradford Learning Center

114 S Main St, Bradford, VT 05033, USA
114 S Main St, Bradford, VT 05033, USA

Sept. 19, 11 a.m.

24 Barton St., Bradford

Please call CVABE for more info 802-476-4588 or visit cvabe.org

Tue Sep 1 9

GED Testing at Bradford Learning Center

114 S Main St, Bradford, VT 05033, USA
114 S Main St, Bradford, VT 05033, USA

Sept. 19, 11 a.m.

24 Barton St, Suite 1, Bradford

Please call CVABE for more info 802-476-4588 or visit cvabe.org

The Benefits of a GED

A high school credential can make a difference for you, your family and your job. The GED may be a good way for you to get that credential.
• The GED can lead to better jobs, and even raises and promotions at your current job
• Most employers value the GED as highly as they do a high school diploma
• People with a GED or HS diploma make more money than those with no credential
• Most colleges and universities recognize the GED as equal to a HS diploma
• Children of parents with a GED tend to finish their own educations
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) administers the official GED exams in this area. We can give you a practice test that will tell you exactly what you need to study. CVABE will help you gain the skills you need to pass the test. You study at your own pace and take the tests when you are ready. The practice tests and instruction from CVABE are free!

Dream big. Believe in yourself. Learn what it takes. Achieve your goals. Call CVABE to see if the GED is the best option for you, your family and your goals.

Tue Sep 1 9

Community Street Dinner to Help Bring Cancer Issues to Congress

7-25 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
7-25 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

To help elected officials understand issues affecting people with cancer, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is offering an opportunity for them to hear the personal stories of those impacted by the disease.

To support Vermonters bringing these stories to Washington, D.C., ACS CAN is sponsoring a Lights of Hope Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place on Langdon Street in Montpelier.

The Harvest Dinner will feature amazing local food prepared by some top local chefs from the Three Penny Taproom, Langdon Street Tavern, Hunger Mountain Coop, Positive Pie, Alla Vita, Sarducci’s and 802 Coffee. As the food is enjoyed, jazz musicians Rob Morse, Jake Whitesell and Jeff Guerin will entertain participants. Langdon Street will be closed off for this event.

Lights of Hope, illuminated bags, will line the street in honor of loved ones and those collected before September 4th, will go to Congress for a ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial. By being a part of the Community Street Dinner fundraiser in Montpelier participants will help send Vermont volunteers to D.C. to meet with Senators Leahy and Sanders and Congressman Welch to encourage them to make cancer a national priority.

Tickets are $30 – call 802.917.5817 or click here.

After Sept. 10, tickets will be $40.

A ticket will get provide access to dinner, dessert and plenty of ambiance. There will be a cash bar onsite, live entertainment and a silent auction. Full tables are available for sponsorship. Sponsors will receive six tickets and program recognition.

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.  ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.acscan.org.

Tue Sep 1 9

3 Keys to Walking & Running Efficiently

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

Tuesday, September 19 6:00-7:30pm

with Sarah Richardson, Chi Running Instructor

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

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Tue Sep 1 9

David Hinton: "The Wilds of Poetry"

9/19/17
7:00PM
David Hinton reads from and talks about his newest book, The Wilds of Poetry: Adventures in Mind and Landscape, which re-envisions modern American poetry as an extension of the ancient Chinese tradition of ecopoetry. Q&A and book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.
at BEAR POND BOOKS, 77 Main Street, Montpelier
Wed Sep 2 0

Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Group

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

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

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

Fee: Free of charge but please call to register

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

Wed Sep 2 0

Little Bands, Big Voices: Singers Take Center Stage in the 1940s

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

September 20, 1:30 p.m.

With Composer Erik Nielsen

Great singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters, and Nat King Cole are the focus. Nielsen will play their music and discuss the music of the era.

An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program

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

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Sep 2 0

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Jim Cummings

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

Jim Cummings with Essex Physical Therapy, rehabilitation for knee ACL injuries

Sept. 20

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 Sep 2 0

Savoy DVD Archive History & Highlights

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

Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-8pm

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

Free and open to the public

Join Savoy Theater founders Rick Winston and Andrea Serota as they discuss the creation of Montpelier’s beloved independent film theater, development of the DVD archive collection now housed at MSAC, and highlights from some favorite films available to MSAC and Savoy members on DVD. James O’Hanlon, the current owner of the Savoy, will also be in attendance.

Wed Sep 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.

September 20 (1973)  Fellini’s warm and funny (and sometimes serious) movie about a group of teenage friends, their families and eccentric characters in their seaside town in the 1930’s in the shadow of fascism. (subtitles)

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Sep 2 1

GED Testing at Morrisville Learning Center

52 Portland St, Morristown, VT 05661, USA
52 Portland St, Morristown, VT 05661, USA

Sept. 21, 11 a.m.

52 Portland St, Morrisville

Please call CVABE for more info 802-476-4588 or visit cvabe.org

The Benefits of a GED

A high school credential can make a difference for you, your family and your job. The GED may be a good way for you to get that credential.
• The GED can lead to better jobs, and even raises and promotions at your current job
• Most employers value the GED as highly as they do a high school diploma
• People with a GED or HS diploma make more money than those with no credential
• Most colleges and universities recognize the GED as equal to a HS diploma
• Children of parents with a GED tend to finish their own educations
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) administers the official GED exams in this area. We can give you a practice test that will tell you exactly what you need to study. CVABE will help you gain the skills you need to pass the test. You study at your own pace and take the tests when you are ready. The practice tests and instruction from CVABE are free!

Dream big. Believe in yourself. Learn what it takes. Achieve your goals. Call CVABE to see if the GED is the best option for you, your family and your goals.

Thu Sep 2 1

MOPS/MomsNext-Waterbury Mission

47 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
47 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA

Thursday, September 21st at 6:45 pm, MOPS/MomsNext-Waterbury Mission (moms of preschoolers & school aged kids) will be meeting in the Thatcher Brook Primary School Library in Waterbury, VT.Come learn more about MOPS/MomsNext and this year’s theme, Free Indeed. Childcare is available but, please notify us in advance. If you have questions or to request childcare, please email us atwaterburymops@gmail.com or visit us at www.facebook.com/MOPSMomsNext-Waterbury-Mission

Thu Sep 2 1

Vanishing Vermonters: An Evening with Photographer Peter Miller

90 Pond St, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
90 Pond St, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

Sept. 21, 7–8 p.m.

Local photographer and writer Peter Miller will discuss his new book “Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of Rural Culture” at the Stowe Free Library. Vanishing Vermonters, due out in early fall, highlights 23 rural Vermonters who express, in their own words, their thoughts on the culture of rural Vermont and what it is like today.
Books will be available for sale.
This is a free talk with light refreshments provided.

Stowe Free Library
90 Pond Street, Stowe

253-6145
librarian@stowelibrary.org

Fri Sep 2 2

Plainfield Farmers Market

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

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

Every Friday through Oct. 6

Fri Sep 2 2

Fall Migration Bird Walks

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.

Fri Sep 2 2

CCV-Montpelier to Host Red Cross Blood Drive

660 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
660 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at CCV-Montpelier at 660 Elm St. on Friday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donors can drop in or make an appointment ahead of time at redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Who: American Red Cross

What: Blood Drive

Where: CCV-Montpelier, 660 Elm St.

When: Friday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Amy Lewis at 802-828-2955 or amy.lewis@ccv.edu.

Fri Sep 2 2

Stay Steady VT! Fall Prevention Workshop

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

Friday, September 22, 1:30-3pm

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

Free and open to the public

Falls are the most common cause of serious injury and hospitalization for seniors, and the risk of injury increases with age. While many older adults worry about losing our balance, the good news is: there are plenty of things you can do to keep your balance and prevent falls. At this Stay Steady Vermont event, learn about balance and what you can do to improve yours. You’ll get individually screened so you are more aware of your personal risk and can take action.

Fri Sep 2 2

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art lecture series

306 Upper Parade Ground, Northfield, VT 05663, USA
306 Upper Parade Ground, Northfield, VT 05663, USA

What: Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art kicks off annual lecture series

Description: Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art will host a diverse array of guests in its 2017–18 lecture series, “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism,” with six events featuring artists, architects, planners, alumni, students, authors, and scholars for individual lectures, gallery exhibitions, classroom and studio visits, and a spring symposium.
The first event of the year highlights students and alumni: recent undergraduate Summer Research Fellows will present the results of their work, and an alumnus Mo Gagnon, principal of Gagnon Architects in New York City, will address his experience with firms and projects of varying size and present selections of work from his current practice.
When: Friday, September 22, at 1:45 p.m.
Where: Norwich University, Chaplin Hall Gallery
Free and open to the public
Sat Sep 2 3

Harvestival

2-352 Crozier Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
2-352 Crozier Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
It’s almost harvest time at Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery! Please join us on Saturday, September 23rd in celebration of the harvest for a day of family fun, music, local vendors, a grape stomp competition, and of course our Vermont wine!

Music Lineup:
– 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMBig Hat, No Cattle
– 3:15 PM – 5:15 PMChris Kilian & The VT Brigade
– 5:30 PM – 7:30 PMThe DuPont Brothers

Current Vendors:
– Chill Vermont Gelato
– Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen
– Burlington Beer Company
– Sienna Fontaine – the artist behind the Fresh Tracks Farm wine labels
– Leslie Montalto – pottery

Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for the Vermont Foodbank!

Sat Sep 2 3

Destination Imagination CREATIVITY FAIR

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

Sept. 23, 9 a.m.–noon

Creative challenges for kids 5 and up and their grownups. Intro to Destination Imagination, non-profit.

Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St., Marshfield

Free

janeyoungbaer@gmail.com
www.destinationimagination.org

Sat Sep 2 3

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival

65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA
65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in Woodstock, Vermont at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10am to 5pm each day! The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has held this event for the past 14 years and has once again been named a Top TEN FALL EVENT from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!

Visit with about 20 artisan vendors and woodworking demonstrators who will be in the Visitor Center, barn, and on the farm lawn. Vermont wooden furniture, utensils, jewelry, bowls, cutting boards, home &  kitchen accessories & other woodenware, toys, cabinetry, flooring, wildlife carvings, bowls, and all other products made of wood will be for sale.

The scenic backdrop of the Farm along with live music by local musician Mike Kelley and locally sourced, wood fired pizza from Woodbelly Pizza provides a perfect accompaniment for shopping or watching live turning demonstrations outdoors. Meet the draft horses, sheep, jersey cows and chickens as you discover more about Vermont’s farming and forest heritage. Billings Farm, as always, will have their cheese for sale in their gift shop. Just across the street, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, forest walks, additional woodworking demonstrations, make your own wood crafting, and other family activities at Vermont’s only National Park.

Vendors currently include well known wood artisans from around our state, like Andrew Pearce Bowls, ClearLake Furniture, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Copeland Furniture, T. Breeze Verdant Jewelry, Kettler Woodworks, Green Mountain Woodturning,  Birds in Wood, Art Wolff, Wildlife Sculpting, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Vermont Farm Table, Vermont Tree Goods, Pompanoosuc Mills, and others. Please check out www.vermontwoodfestival.org or call 802-747-7900, emailinfo@vermontwood.com for most information about admission, parking, and activities planned. Admission ranges from free (under 3) to $14 (adults). Free parking available on site.

Sat Sep 2 3

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival

65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA
65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum this September!

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in Woodstock, Vermont at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10am to 5pm each day! The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has held this event for the past 14 years and has once again been named a Top TEN FALL EVENT from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!

Visit and shop with about 20 Vermont artisan vendors and woodworking demonstrators who will be in the Visitor Center, barn, and on the farm lawn. Vermont wooden furniture, utensils, jewelry, cutting boards, home & kitchen accessories & other woodenware, toys, wildlife carvings, bowls, and all other products made of wood will be for sale.

The scenic backdrop of the Farm along with live music by local musician Mike Kelley, wood fired pizza and BBQ, provides a perfect accompaniment for shopping or watching live turning demonstrations outdoors. Enjoy seeing how things are made with traditional spring pole lathe turning, modern bowl making, carving, and more. Kids can give wood crafting a try for themselves! While at the farm meet the draft horses, sheep, jersey cows and chickens as you discover more about Vermont’s farming and forest heritage. Billings Farm, as always, will have their cheese for sale in their gift shop. Just across the street, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the foliage, forest walks, additional woodworking demonstrations, make your own wood crafting, and other family activities at Vermont’s only National Park.

Vendors currently include well known wood artisans from around our state, like Andrew Pearce Bowls, ClearLake Furniture, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Copeland Furniture, T. Breeze Verdant Jewelry, Kettler Woodworks, Green Mountain Woodturning,  Birds in Wood, Art Wolff Wildlife Sculpting, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Vermont Farm Table, Vermont Tree Goods, Pompanoosuc Mills, and others. Please check out www.vermontwoodfestival.org or call 802-747-7900, emailinfo@vermontwood.com for most information about admission, parking, and activities planned. Admission ranges from free (under 3) to $14 (adults). Free parking available on site.

Sat Sep 2 3

GED Testing at Barre Learning Center

24 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
24 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

26 Washington St., Suite 100, Barre

Please call CVABE for more info 802-476-4588 or visit cvabe.org

The Benefits of a GED

A high school credential can make a difference for you, your family and your job. The GED may be a good way for you to get that credential.
• The GED can lead to better jobs, and even raises and promotions at your current job
• Most employers value the GED as highly as they do a high school diploma
• People with a GED or HS diploma make more money than those with no credential
• Most colleges and universities recognize the GED as equal to a HS diploma
• Children of parents with a GED tend to finish their own educations
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) administers the official GED exams in this area. We can give you a practice test that will tell you exactly what you need to study. CVABE will help you gain the skills you need to pass the test. You study at your own pace and take the tests when you are ready. The practice tests and instruction from CVABE are free!

Dream big. Believe in yourself. Learn what it takes. Achieve your goals. Call CVABE to see if the GED is the best option for you, your family and your goals.

Sat Sep 2 3

Katherine Roy & Jason Chin Author Talk & Book Signing

9/23/17
11:00 AM
A Bear Pond Books Educator Series event. Tandem presentation, discussion & signing for “How to Be an Elephant” by Katherine Roy and “Grand Canyon” by Jason Chin. Are you an educator looking for engaging non fiction for the classroom? These non fiction picture books work well for multiple elementary grades! Free and open to the public.
at BEAR POND BOOKS, 77 Main Street, Montpelier
Sat Sep 2 3

Mindfulness and Writing Workshop with James Crews

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

Sept. 23, 2–4 p.m.

Examine connections between practice of meditation/mindfulness and writing fearlessly. Limit 15 people; register: 223-3338.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street, Montpelier

223-3338

Sat Sep 2 3

Song Swap

130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
A FREE song swap, Saturday, September 232-4 PM, at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street.

Teachers, parents, librarians, grandparents- any adults who sing with children, and any children who like to sing- all are invited to bring a song to share, or just bring your ears, your voice, and your heart.

Share and learn songs that help children stand strong for themselves, others, and the world- songs about creating change, accepting diversity, feeling empowered, saying no to bullying or drugs, and more.

Please RSVP to <lizbenjamin64@gmail.com>.

Sat Sep 2 3

Third Annual Vermont Book Award Gala

36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

The winner of 2017 Vermont Book Award will be revealed during the evening Gala, which takes place on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.

The Gala will be a lively celebration of literature and creative culture, with distinguished guests from around the state. Music by Kat Wright, bountiful hors d’oeuvres by Sugarsnap Catering, and readings by the 2017 finalists are among the events planned for this exciting evening.

The Vermont Book Award draws attention to the depth of literary talent in Vermont, recognizing outstanding poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature penned by a Vermont writer. Previous winners include Burlington poet Major Jackson and Montpelier poet Kerrin McCadden. The award comes with a $5,000 prize.

The finalists for the 2017 Vermont Book Award are: Jensen Beach, Melanie Finn, Margot Harrison, Robin MacArthur, Angela Palm, Elizabeth Powell, Alison Prine, and Mary Ruefle.

Sugarsnap, a farm-to-table caterer in northwestern Vermont, will provide a Champagne toast along with the hors d’oeuvres. Kat Wright will take the stage in Alumni Hall immediately following the crowning of the 2017 Vermont Book Award winner.

Tickets for the event are $45 and remain available, though they are selling fast. To purchase tickets, visit this link. (https://vcfa.edu/vermont-book-award-gala-tickets)

Sun Sep 2 4

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival

65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA
65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in Woodstock, Vermont at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10am to 5pm each day! The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has held this event for the past 14 years and has once again been named a Top TEN FALL EVENT from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!

Visit with about 20 artisan vendors and woodworking demonstrators who will be in the Visitor Center, barn, and on the farm lawn. Vermont wooden furniture, utensils, jewelry, bowls, cutting boards, home &  kitchen accessories & other woodenware, toys, cabinetry, flooring, wildlife carvings, bowls, and all other products made of wood will be for sale.

The scenic backdrop of the Farm along with live music by local musician Mike Kelley and locally sourced, wood fired pizza from Woodbelly Pizza provides a perfect accompaniment for shopping or watching live turning demonstrations outdoors. Meet the draft horses, sheep, jersey cows and chickens as you discover more about Vermont’s farming and forest heritage. Billings Farm, as always, will have their cheese for sale in their gift shop. Just across the street, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, forest walks, additional woodworking demonstrations, make your own wood crafting, and other family activities at Vermont’s only National Park.

Vendors currently include well known wood artisans from around our state, like Andrew Pearce Bowls, ClearLake Furniture, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Copeland Furniture, T. Breeze Verdant Jewelry, Kettler Woodworks, Green Mountain Woodturning,  Birds in Wood, Art Wolff, Wildlife Sculpting, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Vermont Farm Table, Vermont Tree Goods, Pompanoosuc Mills, and others. Please check out www.vermontwoodfestival.org or call 802-747-7900, emailinfo@vermontwood.com for most information about admission, parking, and activities planned. Admission ranges from free (under 3) to $14 (adults). Free parking available on site.

Sun Sep 2 4

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival

65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA
65 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091, USA

14th annual Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival returns to Woodstock’s Billings Farm & Museum this September!

The Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival will be held on Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 in Woodstock, Vermont at the Billings Farm & Museum and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park from 10am to 5pm each day! The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association has held this event for the past 14 years and has once again been named a Top TEN FALL EVENT from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce!

Visit and shop with about 20 Vermont artisan vendors and woodworking demonstrators who will be in the Visitor Center, barn, and on the farm lawn. Vermont wooden furniture, utensils, jewelry, cutting boards, home & kitchen accessories & other woodenware, toys, wildlife carvings, bowls, and all other products made of wood will be for sale.

The scenic backdrop of the Farm along with live music by local musician Mike Kelley, wood fired pizza and BBQ, provides a perfect accompaniment for shopping or watching live turning demonstrations outdoors. Enjoy seeing how things are made with traditional spring pole lathe turning, modern bowl making, carving, and more. Kids can give wood crafting a try for themselves! While at the farm meet the draft horses, sheep, jersey cows and chickens as you discover more about Vermont’s farming and forest heritage. Billings Farm, as always, will have their cheese for sale in their gift shop. Just across the street, visitors can enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides through the foliage, forest walks, additional woodworking demonstrations, make your own wood crafting, and other family activities at Vermont’s only National Park.

Vendors currently include well known wood artisans from around our state, like Andrew Pearce Bowls, ClearLake Furniture, Rockledge Farm Woodworks, Copeland Furniture, T. Breeze Verdant Jewelry, Kettler Woodworks, Green Mountain Woodturning,  Birds in Wood, Art Wolff Wildlife Sculpting, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Vermont Farm Table, Vermont Tree Goods, Pompanoosuc Mills, and others. Please check out www.vermontwoodfestival.org or call 802-747-7900, emailinfo@vermontwood.com for most information about admission, parking, and activities planned. Admission ranges from free (under 3) to $14 (adults). Free parking available on site.

Sun Sep 2 4

Hike Millstone Quarries with Green Mountain Club

September 24, Sunday –  Barre Town. Easy. 6 miles. These historic quarries contain some of the finest autumn scenery in the area. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Sun Sep 2 4

Hike with Jon Binhammer

On September 24 strap on your hiking boots and join Jon Binhammer, an avid amateur birder, botanist and naturalist for a 2-hour moderate hike in Ainsworth State Park just over the Williamstown line.  Jon is a wonderful speaker and educator and you will be sure to learn something new on your journey.  Bring plenty of water and wear long pants if possible.  This is a moderately challenging hike.

Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield

Sun Sep 2 4

MINDwalK - Mental Illness Non-Discrimination

124-144 St Paul St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
124-144 St Paul St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:00 Pm – 3:00PM

Burlington City Hall Park

149 Church St, Burlington VT 05401

 MINDwalk is an 5K active and public demonstration of support for individuals and family members affected by mental health conditions, sparking conversations about mental health in our communities to change perceptions and educate each other. MINDwalk brings together families, friends, colleagues, and businesses to help raise funds, combat stigma, and promote awareness. We hope you will march with us and send a strong message that mental health care is health care and ensure a strong voice for hope. 

Price: Free

Phone: 800-639-6480

Email: walk@namivt.org

Event URL: http://namivt.org/walk

Facebook: facebook.com/events/334675456972985

Sun Sep 2 4

WORDS OUT LOUD reading series: Poets Alison Prine and James Crews

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

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017:

Poets Alison Prine and James Crews
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Road, Calais, VT
Readings occurring in tandem with this Fall’s Art at the Kent exhibit REFUGE
See www.kentmuseum.org for more details about the authors and the exhibit.

Sun Sep 2 4

Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"

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

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

Mon Sep 2 5

LGBTQ Film & Discussion Series

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

Sept. 25, 6 p.m.

Drama based on memoir by famous pianist’s younger long-time lover

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street Montpelier

223-3338

Tue Sep 2 6

Paddle Waterbury with Green Mountain Club

September 26, Tuesday –  Easy to Moderate. 4-8 miles. Waterbury Center State Park. Bring your Green Mtn. Passport card. Distance depends on weather and abilities of the group. Contact Leaders, Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Tue Sep 2 6

GED Testing at Randolph Learning Center

10 S Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
10 S Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

Sept. 26, 11 a.m.

10 S. Main St., Randolph

Please call CVABE for more info 802-476-4588 or visit cvabe.org

The Benefits of a GED

A high school credential can make a difference for you, your family and your job. The GED may be a good way for you to get that credential.
• The GED can lead to better jobs, and even raises and promotions at your current job
• Most employers value the GED as highly as they do a high school diploma
• People with a GED or HS diploma make more money than those with no credential
• Most colleges and universities recognize the GED as equal to a HS diploma
• Children of parents with a GED tend to finish their own educations
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) administers the official GED exams in this area. We can give you a practice test that will tell you exactly what you need to study. CVABE will help you gain the skills you need to pass the test. You study at your own pace and take the tests when you are ready. The practice tests and instruction from CVABE are free!

Dream big. Believe in yourself. Learn what it takes. Achieve your goals. Call CVABE to see if the GED is the best option for you, your family and your goals.

Tue Sep 2 6

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Begins

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

Are you caring for a spouse with dementia, an aging parent, or an ill family member?  Or are you now raising your grandchildren?  Is the stress of caregiving taking its toll on your health or your relationships? Then Powerful Tools for Caregivers is for you!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-session class designed to provide you with the tools you need to take good care of yourself.   This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources.  Action planning with an emphasis on self-care is an important part of the program.  Participants receive a copy ofThe Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.

Central Vermont Council on Aging will be presenting Powerful Tools for Caregivers as part of the Fall 2017 program at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC).  The class will be held over six consecutive Tuesdays, September 26th through October 31st, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  A $30 donation to CVCOA is suggested but not required to attend the class.

 For more information about the class, please contact Barb Asen, Family Caregiver Support Coordinator, at basen@cvcoa.org or call 802-476-2681.  Class size is limited; register now by calling MSAC at 802-223-2518.

Tue Sep 2 6

Empowering Intentions: Beyond Hopes & Wants

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

Tuesday, September 26 6:00-7:30pm

with Fred Cheyette

Learn how to set your intentions in a way that empowers them for both the big issues in your life and the everyday things that always seem to come up. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Tue Sep 2 6

Randolph Dream Group

67 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
67 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
Our dreams invite us to experience ourselves in a new way. They wait for us to pay attention. Join us as we explore the mystery of our dreams together.
The next Randolph Dream Group gathering will be on September 26th, from 6 – 8pm.
We meet in the Kimball Public Library Young Adult Room. The library is located at 67 North Main Street, Randolph.
Tue Sep 2 6

Get Smart About Saving for College

211 Main St, Ludlow, VT 05149, USA
211 Main St, Ludlow, VT 05149, USA
Skygate Financial Group, LLC invites parents and grandparents to attend their event “Get Smart About Saving for College” on Tuesday, September 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at their offices at 211 Main St. in Ludlow, Vermont.
This event will focus on education savings, planning, and investing. With rising educational costs, it is never too early to take action for your future scholar. This event is tailored for those with children 0-15 years old and will include valuable information on how to design the most advantageous plan or optimize your current plan design to better fit you and your family.
Skygate will help attendees understand the importance of planning ahead, saving, and investing in the educational futures of their loved ones. Hors d’oeuvers and other refreshments will be served.
Seats may be limited, advance RSVP requested. To learn more or RSVP visit skygatefinancial.com/get-smart-college-savings/ they can also be reached by phone at (802) 875-8100, or email info@skygatefinancial.com.
Wed Sep 2 7

Bereavement and Grief Equine Support Group

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

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

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

Fee: Free of charge but please call to register

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

Wed Sep 2 7

Bike Berlin with Green Mountain Club

September 27, Wednesday –  Easy. 14+/- miles. Bike on the River Rd., Jones Brook Rd. to Chase Brook Rd., and return via Rte. 12. Bring lunch and water. Helmet required. Meet behind the Dept. of Labor at 10:00 A.M. Contact George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.

Wed Sep 2 7

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 Sep 2 7

Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center Open House and Abenaki Drum Workshop

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

Sept. 27, noon–2 p.m.

Come and visit the Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center and participate in an Abenaki drum workshop.

Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center, 60 Washington Street, Barre

http://historicsites.vermont.gov/archaeology_month

Phone: (802) 272-2509

Email: Brett.Ostrum@partner.vermont.gov

Free

Wed Sep 2 7

Vermont Plane Crashes

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

September 27, 1:30 p.m.

With Historian Brian Lindner

Lindner will explore this unusual side of aviation in Vermont, including famous and forgotten crashes. He shares investigators’ stories of both pathos and humor.

An Osher Lifelong Learner Institute program

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

www.learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Sep 2 7

Fall Science Speaker Series Set at Johnson State: Jason Shafer

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

Jason Shafer, director of the Vermont Institute of Applied Meteorology at Lyndon State College, forecasting power outages from wet snow and ice

Sept. 27

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 Sep 2 7

Kick the Sugar Habit

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

Wednesday, September 27 6:00-7:30pm 

with Barb Alpert, certified health coach and clinical herbalist, MEd

We all get addicted to sugar at times, particularly if we are busy. Come learn how to kick this, how to balance our cravings, how to create new and great habits! $3 members/$5 nonmembers.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Wed Sep 2 7

Book launch of "Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers"

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

Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Elayne Clift introduces her anthology of poetry and prose by contributors who have been caregivers.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier

223-3338

Wed Sep 2 7

Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (Movie Showing)

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

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

A documentary by James Redford. This fascinating documentary explores and explains how toxic stress during childhood impacts lifelong health. More importantly, we learn what can be done to mitigate the damage and build resilience for lifelong health and recovery. This hour long film will be followed by a 30 minute talk. Refreshments will be served.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

426-3581

www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Wed Sep 2 7

Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

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

Join us for a free movie showing!

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

A documentary by James Redford. This fascinating documentary explores and explains how toxic stress during childhood impacts lifelong health. More importantly, we learn what can be done to mitigate the damage and build resilience for lifelong health and recovery. This hour long film will be followed by a 30 minute talk. Refreshments will be served.

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

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

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

Thu Sep 2 8

Bessie Drennan Exhibit Days

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

Thu Sep 2 8

Dig In! Rural VT’s Groundswell Comes Home

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

Thursday, September 28 6:00-7:30pm
with Rural Vermont

Rural Vermont recently completed its six-stop community conversation tour. Over 500 people participated in this dialogue about the future of livelihood, land, and food in Vermont. We’ll share the results and our response, and we’ll welcome your feedback. Free.

Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier

Thu Sep 2 8

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

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

With Rick Agran

  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 30

(please attend all sessions)

register, 802 223-3338. Limit 12.

6:30 p.m.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier

223-3338

Thu Sep 2 8

Indie Film Fest:  Harry and Snowman. 

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

Thursday September 28th at 7pm

Harry deLeyer rescues Snowman off a truck bound for the slaughterhouse, and the unlikely pair go on to rock the world of championship horse jumping.  Snowman and Harry have a bond that shows up in the way the horse becomes a member of the deLeyer family, pulling a sled-full of kids in the winter and standing as a diving platform in the summer.  Filled with archival footage from jumping competitions, as well as Harry’s appearances on the Dick Cavett Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, this is docutainment at its best.  One of Harry’s riding students recalled his advice: “Throw your heart over the top, and your horse will follow.”

Admission is $5. View trailer:  http://www.harryandsnowman.com/

Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield.

Fri Sep 2 9

Plainfield Farmers Market

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

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

Every Friday through Oct. 6

Fri Sep 2 9

Fall Migration Bird Walks

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
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.

Fri Sep 2 9

Bessie Drennan Exhibit Days

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

Fri Sep 2 9

Trinity Community Thrift Store End of Summer Sale

137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
There will be an End of Summer Sale at the Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street, Montpelier on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10AM to 4 PM. 
FEATURING: SUMMER CLOTHING AND HOUSEWARE ITEMS.
For More Information contact the Thrift Store at (802) 229-9155.
Fri Sep 2 9

A Foliage Chautauqua

945 Vincent Flats Rd, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
945 Vincent Flats Rd, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Saturday Sept 29
Country variety in a historic one room school. Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder, vintage storytelling; Blue Fox, streetcorner blues.
7-9pm. $10 adults, $5 children, complementary refreshments. Limited seating.
4-Corners Schoolhouse 945 Vincent Flats Road, East Montpelier. (Just up from the EM Elementary School)
Sat Sep 3 0

Bessie Drennan Exhibit Days

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

Sat Sep 3 0

Trinity Community Thrift Store End of Summer Sale

137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
137 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
There will be an End of Summer Sale at the Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street, Montpelier on Friday, September 29, and Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10AM to 4 PM. 
FEATURING: SUMMER CLOTHING AND HOUSEWARE ITEMS.
For More Information contact the Thrift Store at (802) 229-9155.
Sat Sep 3 0

Hike Mt Mansfield with Green Mountain Club

September 30, Saturday –  Underhill. Difficult. 6.6 miles. Via Sunset Ridge. 2600 ft. elevation gain. From Underhill State Park, we will follow the Sunset Ridge Trail to the summit of Mt. Mansfield, returning the same way. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Sat Sep 3 0

23rd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale

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

Bethany Church,115 Main Street, Montpelier

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

Sunday October 1 noon-3:00pm.

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

To donate items or volunteer call 223-2424.

Sat Sep 3 0

Montpelier Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

5 Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier, VT, United States
5 Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier, VT, United States

Sept 30

Get hazardous waste out of your home and do it right.

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Montpelier Department of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Dr., Montpelier

cvswmd.org
charlottel@cvswmd.org
(802) 229-9383

$20/carload in-district residents
$100/carload out-of-district residents

Sat Sep 3 0

Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

44 S Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
44 S Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

Gifford offers Safe Sitter Babysitting Course September 30

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and successful babysitter

Gifford is offering a Safe Sitter ® Babysitting Course for students in grades 6 through 8 on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Gifford Conference Center (44 South Main Street) in Randolph, VT.

This course was designed to prepare students in grades 6 through 8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Filled with fun games and role-playing exercises, this instructor-led class even uses manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue. Topics covered include safety, first aid and rescue, child care, and life and business skills.

The class costs $25 per person (some scholarships are available) and pre-registration is required. Students should bring their own lunch. For more information or to register visit www. Giffordhelathcare.org “Events and Classes,” or call/email Jenny Davis at 728-2274; jldavis@giffordmed.org.

Sat Sep 3 0

Early Bird Craft Fair and Flea Market Fundraiser

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

Saturday September 30th from 10am to 3pm.

Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, East Montpelier

twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net

802-223-3322.

Sat Sep 3 0

Helping Students Discover Their Stories: Lessons from Authors in the Classroom

9/30/17
11:00AM

A Bear Pond Books Educator Series with the VCFA Young Writers’ Network. Enjoy a writing exercise and presentation from a panel of authors about helping students find authenticity in their writing and writing voice. With An NA, Erin Moulton, and Katie Bayerl. Book signing with more VCFA/YWN authors to follow as a benefit for the Young Writers’ Network (YWN). Free and open to the public.

at BEAR POND BOOKS, 77 Main Street, Montpelier
Sat Sep 3 0

Making Time for Memoir with writers Caroline Zeilenga and Eve Schaub

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

Saturday, September 30, at 3:00 at Kent Museum, Calais

Listen to writers read from their works and discuss their process.  Afterwards, audience members are invited to meet with the authors to explore the subject further.

Free; No registration required.

Sat Sep 3 0

Making Time for Memoir with writers Caroline Zeilenga and Eve Schaub

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

Sept. 30, 3–5 p.m.

Listen to writers read from their works and discuss their process. Afterwards, audience members are invited to meet with the authors to explore the subject further.

Kent Museum, Kent Hill Road, Calais

Free

thekentmuseum@gmail.com
802-223-6613