Upcoming Events

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

 

Live Music

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Weekly Events

Send your calendar listings to calendar@montpelierbridge.com.

 

Call for Poems: PoemCity 2018

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library invites Vermont poets–professional or amateur–to submit their original poems for PoemCity 2018, a city-wide event that displays poetry on local business storefronts as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Chosen poems will appear throughout the downtown Montpelier for the month of April 2018.
1. Deadline: February 1, 2018
2. Please send 1 to 3 poems as MS Word attachments.
Poems must be submitted as separate documents but in one account.
3. Each poem must not exceed 24 lines.
Visit kellogghubbardlibrary.submittable.com to submit your poem.

Winter Book Sale at Kellogg-Hubbard Library

The best selection of books for yourself or to give as gifts. Books are arranged by category. Hard covers are $2, soft covers are $1 and mass market paperbacks are 50 cents. This sale continues until January 20, 2018. Open during library hours.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier

 

Montpelier High School Sports Schedule

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

 

< 2018 >
February
Thu Feb 0 1

EarthWalk Village School Open House for Prospective Families

156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
Thursday, February 1, 9am-12pm

Come learn about EarthWalk’s nationally recognized nature education programs. The Village School is an innovative weekly outdoor nature mentoring program for children ages 6-12. With the guidance and support of skillful and caring mentors, students come together for a full day of learning with the land and one another, through long term mentoring, nature connection, and outdoor living skills. Please RSVP by emailing anika@earthwalkvermont.org or call 802-454-8500.

Thu Feb 0 1

Mid Winter Blues? 

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

Thursday, February 1 6:00-7:30pm

with Shona R MacDougall Registered Herbalist (AHG)

Registered herbalist & owner of Earth Rhythm Herbal, Shona will discuss herbs to help relieve anxiety. She will go over herbs to have in your toolbox that can help you cope with stress and tension. Free

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Fri Feb 0 2

Art Class

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

ART CLASS “Unusual landscapes from around the World” starting on January 12th through February 16, 2018 with instructor Jan Danziger. All levels welcome to join the class Fridays 3pm to 5pm. This makes a nice way to spend the winter time cabin fever and socialize. For more information or to register, contact Susan Crampton @ 223-6954.

Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, East Montpelier

Fri Feb 0 2

Death Café

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

Friday, February 2, 12:30-2:00pm

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

Free and open to the public | Pre-registration required

Death Cafe is part of an international movement to “increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” Death Cafe provides a forum for you to share your thoughts about death, dying, and anything related in a safe, community environment. You can learn more at deathcafe.com or email montpelierdeathcafe@gmail.com.

All are welcome as long as you come with an open mind. Ellen Fein will facilitate discussion. Pre-registration required to 223-2518.

Fri Feb 0 2

Roots: a non-denominational, non-political group that meets monthly

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

Roots: a non-denominational, non-political group that meets monthly “What if you could find a way to kindle and strengthen your spark in these troubled times? Strengthen your ability to connect with your inner wisdom and the wisdom of others? Strengthen your own roots and your ability to network with others to build a stronger community? YOU CAN! Roots is facilitated by Martha Holden, a member of the Spark of Humanity Network. For questions email roots@sparkofhumanity.net. Meeting Times: FRIDAY Feb 2 and Mar 2 at 1:30pm. THURSDAY Feb 22 and March 29 at 6:00pm.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Fri Feb 0 2

Artwalk: Breaking Bread with Martin Philip

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

Head bread baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich and author of Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home In 75 Recipes, Martin Philip, joins us for the Montpelier Artwalk with a book signing, reading & talk, Q&A, and fresh baked bread! Book signing at 5:00pm; reading & talk at 6:00pm; bread samples from 6:30-7:00pm. Free and open to the public.

Event date:
Friday, February 2, 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address:
Bear Pond Books
77 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602

Fri Feb 0 2

Bethel First Friday Flicks - Free Family Movie

134 S Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
134 S Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
Free family movie at the Bethel Town Hall on the first Friday of every month. All are welcome. Bring a blanket or beanbag if you want to get comfy (regular chairs available too).
Visit our website or Facebook event for each month’s movie. Popcorn & drinks for sale; donations gladly accepted to cover movie cost. Hosted by the Bethel Revitalization Initiative.
More info: bri-vt.org/events
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
Location: Bethel Town Hall, 134 S. Main Street, Bethel
Date/Time: First Friday of the month, 6:30-8:30 PM
Fri Feb 0 2

Naturalist Journeys Series: Great White Sharks in our Backyard 

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Friday February 2                                                                                                                                                                                      

Spend an evening with Shark Biologist, Lindsay L. Graff, as she discusses the re-emerging population of Great White Sharks that are returning to our New England waters. Learn about the history behind, their vital importance to our marine ecosystems, and why we need to be supporting shark science and conservation efforts. Go beyond the misguided portrayals, and learn why we should be excited to welcome these apex predators to the neighborhood!

All Naturalist Journeys programs take place at 7 p.m. at
the North Branch Nature Center Maxham Room
Admission by donation.

Sat Feb 0 3

Capital City Winter Farmers Market

89 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
89 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Time: January 6th, 20th, February 3rd, 17th, March 3rd, 17th, 31st, April 14th, 28th

            10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Montpelier City Center, 89 Main Street  

For More Information: Ashton Kirol 793-8347  manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

Eat local all Winter long at the Capital City Farmers Market. Shop from over 20 farms and producers in downtown Montpelier. Our producer-only market means everything is grown or handmade in Central Vermont. Stay up to date with market offerings online.

www.montpelierfarmersmarket.com

Sat Feb 0 3

Green Mountain Club Snowshoe Stowe Pinnacle

2 VT-100, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
2 VT-100, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

February 3, Saturday – GMC Snowshoe Stowe Pinnacle. Moderate. 3.6 miles. Beautiful views of Mansfield and the Green Mountains. Hike will be followed by optional lunch in Waterbury or Stowe. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Sat Feb 0 3

Jaquith Library Open House and Book Sale

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

Saturday, February 3 from 9 to 1 p.m.

Come and celebrate the Jaquith Library with music, refreshments and kid friendly activities. Enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors.  All welcome: community members, patrons, volunteers, and family.Come find great books and then go to the library for some refreshments. Volunteers are needed for set up on the evening of February 2 and cleanup on February 3 after 1 p.m. Also, book donations may be dropped off at the library one week in advance.  Please no magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed Editions, textbooks, moldy or torn books, games or puzzles.For questions or to donate books call 426-3581 or email friendsofthejaquith@gmail.com 

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

For info: 802-426-3581 or visit our website: www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Sat Feb 0 3

Monthly Day-Long Retreats

1-49 W Church St, Hardwick, VT 05843, USA
1-49 W Church St, Hardwick, VT 05843, USA

Saturdays  9 am-4 pm
Wellspring Center, 39 Church St, Hardwick, VT

February 3        March 3       April 7         May 5

Day-long retreat provides an opportunity to deepen through a more sustained period of practice. The schedule includes periods of sitting and walking meditation and dharma talks.  People are welcome to come for the morning only (9-12 am), the afternoon only (1-4 pm), or the whole day. A light lunch is offered for those who wish.

Please let us know if you are thinking of attending. All are welcome.

FEE: Free; donations accepted.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Maggie McGuire  917-4364 Ext.1  Email:  wellspringinsight@gmail.com

Sat Feb 0 3

Orchard Valley Winter Faire!

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Saturday, February 3, 10am to 2pm
2290 VT Route 14 N, East Montpelier
Join us for this beautiful day of activities promoting peace, love, and joyful embrace of community on our East Montpelier campus. Weather-permitting, we’ll have horse-drawn sleigh rides through the fields! Storytelling and puppet shows, crafts, and more. Snow cave, bonfire, and our ever-popular Cake Game! Yummy lunch and snacks in our café, too.
No admission charge; fees for activities.
Sat Feb 0 3

Show up for SURJ!

6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
“Showing Up for Racial Justice” (SURJ) is a national organization working to educate and organize to change the legacy of white-dominated social structures and attitudes.  With a value of “calling people in, not calling them out”, SURJ seeks to involve people in mutual education, such as through “Living Room Conversations”.  Local organizers from SURJ Central VT will talk about the organization and lead the conversation.
Saturday, February 3 at 5:30 pm at the Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Vt. Rt 12 S, Berlin, VT 05602.
The program is FREE and open to all. Community Potluck will follow at about 6:00, so we can continue to talk together after the presentation!   Bring your favorite dish to share!
Sat Feb 0 3

 Sock Hop

16 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
16 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
 Sock Hop Feb 3 benefits Legion Auxiliary
Harry N.Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 will host a Sock Hop
fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 3 at the American Legion Post, 16 Stowe St
Doors will open at 6pm.  Don Sachette, DJ will entertain with music from
the 1950’s to the 70’s from 7 to 11pm
People are welcome to wear clothes from the sock-hop era, such as poodle
skirts.  The Post 59 Malt Shoppe will sell burgers, hot dogs, French fries,
shakes and goodies.
Admission is by a $10. donation to benefit the auxiliary’s scholarship and
veterans programs.  More information 244-8089.
Sun Feb 0 4

Community Song Circles

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

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

6–8 p.m.

Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St, Montpelier

Sun Feb 0 4

Ice On Fire

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Sunday, February 4, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Suggested Donation is $5/family, $3/adult, and $1/child.

Come one, come all to Ice on Fire, a celebration of the warmth of community in the depth of winter with song, theater, stories, winter games and great food. It begins at   2 p.m. with a puppet processional parade and opening ceremony calling in the four directions, and closes at 5 p.m. with a bonfire. Volunteers needed.

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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Sun Feb 0 4

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around!

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

-a family dance for all ages

-circle and line dances and singing games, all taught and called

– live traditional music

-all dances taught and called by Liz Benjamin and Ethan Guiles

Sunday, February 4, 2018 3-4:30 PM

Plainfield Town Hall Opera House (accessible)  in Plainfield village on Rt. 2

Free for children!

Suggested donation: $5 per adult

NO ONE turned away!

http://dancesingandjumparound.weebly.com

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

Sun Feb 0 4

Film Music Festival

39 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
39 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Film Music Festival: Feb. 4, 8 pm. Noble Lounge, 39 College Street, Montpelier.

A VCFA Music Composition Winter 2018 Residency Event

More information can be found at http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Mon Feb 0 5

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

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

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Donations are welcome.

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

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

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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Mon Feb 0 5

Dessert Club

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

Gabe Lajeunesse, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones will be hosting a Dessert Club at Kellogg-Hubbard Library  in the Hayes Room on Monday, February 5th at 6:30 pm.  Call 223-3425 to reserve your seat(s)

Tue Feb 0 6

HMC Member-Owner Appreciation Day

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

Feb. 6

Raffles, samples, demos. Chair massages and live music from Nineteen Strings. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier. hungermountain.coop

Tue Feb 0 6

Harvard Dream Researcher David Kahn Speaks

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

David Kahn, who teaches in Harvard Medical School’s psychiatry department, will talk Feb. 6 on sleep and dream science at Johnson State College.

The talk, free for the public, will be at 1 p.m. in the Stearns Student Center Performance Space.

Kahn, also a psychiatry research associate at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has researched dreaming extensively. At JSC, he will discuss research methods and findings related to the psychology and physiology of sleep and dreams. His talk will cover the function of sleep, consequences of sleep deprivation and neurobiology of a dreaming brain.

For more information, call 635-1408.

Tue Feb 0 6

Aging Successfully Discussion Series

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

Tuesday, February 6 5:30-7:30pm

with John Ryan & Polly Nichol, Community Housing Specialists

Getting Older? Want to Talk? Are you wondering how you will live both well and affordably as you age? Seeking an alternative that offers fun, friendship, learning, care? Explore these topics in a series of seven facilitated discussions with your peers. Free

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Tue Feb 0 6

Smoking Cessation Support Workshops Start Feb. 6

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

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health will offer a free, four-week Vermont Quit Partners Smoking Cessation workshop for people who want to stop smoking or using chewing tobacco.

Quitting can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Offered in partnership with the Vt. Department of Health, this self-management program meets once a week and gives people the motivation and support they need during the quitting process. Participants are eligible for eight weeks of free nicotine replacement patches, gum, or lozenge.

The workshops will start on Tuesday, February 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gifford Conference Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph, VT. For more information or to sign up call Megan at 802-728-7714

Tue Feb 0 6

Evening with Jodi Kantor & VT Women's Fund

170 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
170 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA

Feb. 6, 5:30 pm

Jodi Kantor, NYT journalist who broke the Weinstein story, returns to Vermont to discuss her experience and implications for women and men in the workplace.

Davis Center at The University of Vermont, Burlington The Vermont Women’s Fund
802-355-3388
Event page: https://www.vermontcf.org/TheVermontWomensFund/AboutUs/AnEveningwithJodiKantor.aspx

Tickets: https://www.vermontcf.org/TheVermontWomensFund/AboutUs/AnEveningwithJodiKantor/JodiKantorEventTickets.aspx
$20 general admission
$10 student”

Tue Feb 0 6

Randolph Dream Group

67 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA
67 N Main St, Randolph, VT 05060, USA

Our dreams take us to our most mundane moments and to the realm of unimagined possibilities. Join us as we explore the significance of our nighttime travels.

The Randolph Dream Group will gather Tuesday, February 6th, 6 – 8pm, in the Kimball Public Library Young Adult Room (downstairs). The library is located at 67 North Main Street, Randolph.

Free and open to all.

Cynthia – 802-565-0064
Hugo – 802-565-0059
Wed Feb 0 7

Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Wednesday, February 7, 8:30am to 10:30am
Join us one Wednesday of each month for an introductory visit to the OVWS grades school (8:30-9:30am) and our mixed-age kindergarten and Farm & Forest classes (9:30-10:30am) on our East Montpelier campus. Campus tour and Q&A time during each.
Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through Wednesday!
Wed Feb 0 7

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What do We Know?

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

February 7

Professor Kelly J. Rohan, Ph.D.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What do We Know?

Dr. Rohan will review symptoms, prevalence, possible causes, and treatment options of winter SAD and discuss new research findings.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center , 58 Barre Street, Montpelier

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Feb 0 7

Introduction to Tai Chi

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

Wednesday, February 7 5:00-6:00pm

with Ellie Hayes, Tai Chi Instructor

In this workshop you will receive an overview of the origins of Tai Chi and the lineage styles, learn some practical exercises to experience the essence of Tai Chi and learn about the teachers and classes available in Montpelier. Free

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Wed Feb 0 7

Wednesday Night Film Series: "The Girl on the Train" (2016)

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

 Wednesday, February 7 @ 6:00 pm
PERFORMANCE STUDIO
 The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Wed Feb 0 7

Vermont Film Series: Man with a Plan

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

Wednesday, February 7 at 7 p.m.

Fred Tuttle, faced with his father’s impending hip operation and his failing farm, needs to make a six digit salary with a fourth-grade education. So he runs for U.S. Representative from Vermont with a markedly bizarre campaign. Directed by John O’Brien and starring Fred Tuttle, Bill Blachly and Bryan Pfeiffer. Not rated.

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise): For info: 802-426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website:www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Thu Feb 0 8

JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Brendan Kelly

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

 

Brendan Kelly, “The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis;” how our personal well-being and the climate’s health are connected

Feb. 8

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 Feb 0 8

"Points North" Book Launch and Celebration of the Life of Howard Frank Mosher

45 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
45 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

With Thomas Christopher Greene, Chris Bohjalian, Don Bredes, Garret Keizer, Robin Macarthur, Jake Mosher, and Richard Russo. Feb. 8, 5 pm. VCFA Alumni Hall, 45 College St., Montpelier. Free. Bear Pond Books will have “Points North” available for sale as well as a selection of books by all of the attending writers.

Thu Feb 0 8

ACL Injury Prevention

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

Thursday, February 8 6:00-7:00pm

with Maggie Heerdt, DPT and Kristin Brown, DPT from Rehab Gym

Discussion on current literature pertaining to ACL injury prevention for adolescent athletes.

Free

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Thu Feb 0 8

Opening to Numinous Nature: Imagination in The Creative Process with Jim Kelso

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

Feb. 8, 7pm

“The artistic process is, for me, a dance between the rational/linear/verbal and the imaginational/felt. In this lecture I aim to demonstrate a distillation of my creative process developed over the last 40 years. Influences that spark my imagination include deep woods forays, science gurus, as well as the extraordinary legacy of Japanese metal & wood art. I’ll share slides of my favorite pieces including jewelry, sculpture, knives and boxes.”

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Fri Feb 0 9

Art Class

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

ART CLASS “Unusual landscapes from around the World” starting on January 12th through February 16, 2018 with instructor Jan Danziger. All levels welcome to join the class Fridays 3pm to 5pm. This makes a nice way to spend the winter time cabin fever and socialize. For more information or to register, contact Susan Crampton @ 223-6954.

Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, East Montpelier

Fri Feb 0 9

Empowering Intentions: Beyond Hopes & Wants

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

Friday, February 9 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

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Fri Feb 0 9

Naturalist Journeys Series: Arctic Lessons: Images from a Polar Frontier

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Friday February 9

Montpelier teacher and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Susan Koch will share her images and experiences from a journey to Arctic Svalbard on National Geographic’s “Explorer.” Join Susan as she offers impressions and lessons about Arctic wildlife and sea-life, polar ice, and the impact of climate change on this remote area. All ages are welcome!

All Naturalist Journeys programs take place at 7 p.m. at
the North Branch Nature Center Maxham Room
Admission by donation.

Fri Feb 0 9

Contra Dance

5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482, USA

 February 9, 2018

Queen City Contras will hold its regular dance on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm at Shelburne Town Hall,  5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT.

Music will be provided by Red Dog Riley http://www.reddogriley.com/

Don Stratton will be the caller.

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

Admission is $9.00 for 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

Fri Feb 0 9

Songwriting Showcase

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

Songwriting Showcase: Feb. 9, 8 pm. College Hall Gallery, 36 College Street, Montpelier.

A VCFA Music Composition Winter 2018 Residency Event

More information can be found at http://vcfa.edu/music-comp

Sat Feb 1 0

Montpelier Memory Cafe

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

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

Sat Feb 1 0

Birding North of the Border

Saturday, February 10, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Grab your binoculars and passport on this day trip over the border in search of Quebec’s rare winter birds. The Montreal region regularly hosts exciting boreal and subarctic treasures like Great Gray Owls, Snowy Owls, unusual gulls, and vagrant waterfowl. Our targets will vary based on conditions and recent sightings, but good fun and tasty poutine is guaranteed

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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Sat Feb 1 0

NVU-Johnson Badger Information

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

Prospective students interested in attending Northern Vermont University-Johnson are invited to a Badger information session 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 10 on campus.

Those who attend the free event will get a campus tour, have lunch and talk with admissions representatives and current NVU-Johnson students.

Johnson and Lyndon state colleges will become Northern Vermont University July 1 but maintain separate campuses.

To pre-register for the information session, visit http://northernvermont.edu/badger-information-sessions.

 For more information, email erin.conner@jsc.edu or call 635-1219.

Sat Feb 1 0

Rocket Erotic Sex Toy Pop-Up Store

6 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
6 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Date: Feb 10, 4-9 pm
Where: Ondine Salon, 6 State St, Montpelier VT

Want to bring home something special and unexpected this Valentine’s Day? Come browse a wide selection of quality adult toys, presented with taste and sex positivity. Options for all budgets and bodies. Www.rocketerotic.com

Sat Feb 1 0

EarthWalk Community Event: Deep Winter Storytelling

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

Cozy indoor gathering at the Plainfield Opera House
Saturday, February 10, 4:30-7:00pm
Free for all ages!
Where: Plainfield Opera House
Enjoy a community potluck followed by uplifting folktales of hope and renewal shared by EarthWalk Mentors.

Sat Feb 1 0

EarthWalk Community Event: Deep Winter Storytelling

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

Cozy indoor gathering at the Plainfield Opera House
Saturday, February 10, 4:30-7:00pm
Free for all ages!
Where: Plainfield Opera House
Enjoy a community potluck followed by uplifting folktales of hope and renewal shared by EarthWalk Mentors.

Sat Feb 1 0

Hearts for Heroes

6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA

Feb. 10th , 6-9 at the Capital City Grange.

Cost for the tickets are $40 per person, which includes a Mad Taco Bar, 2 drink tickets, silent auction and dancing to the sounds of the 21-piece LC Jazz Band.

Tickets can be purchased at http://vetscount.org/vt/events/hearts-for-heroes/.

Benefitting Veterans Count Vermont

Sat Feb 1 0

Ghanian Cultural Night

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

Traditional Ghanian dinner followed by dancing. Live music and guest performances. Silent auction and raffle. 6:30–10 pm. Montpelier High School gym. $20; couples $30; families of 3 or more $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the John Wesley Methodist Basic School in Accra Ghana. riby-williamsn@mpsvt.org

Sat Feb 1 0

The Best of the 2017 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

Saturday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MAIN STAGE
$5 – $10

Jay Craven will screen and discuss two films from the MNFF:

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, directed by Alexandra Dean, tells the story of Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon who had a secret identity as a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

An Autobiography, directed by Mari Mantela, is a quiet comedy with a warm heart that follows Anja, a woman who knows everything about cars but nothing of herself.

Adults $10, Children $5

Highland Center for the Arts
Box Office – 802-533-2000
Mon Feb 1 2

Grief & Bereavement Support Group

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

2nd Monday evenings, 6–7:30 p.m.

CVHHH, 600 Granger Road, Barre

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.

Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration ofthe changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one. We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible. Groups meet in eight-session blocks.

Any sharing that takes place in the group is to be kept within the group; noindividual will criticize or make public judgments about the responses of another member of the group; and all members will be invited and given the opportunity to speak in the group if they choose.

We welcome you to drop in whenever you may need.

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 802-223-1878.

Mon Feb 1 2

Screening of "Althea"

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

The PBS documentary “Althea,” about the late tennis star Althea Gibson, will be screened Feb. 12 at Johnson State College. The screening, free for the public, will be at 6 p.m. in Room 207 of Bentley Hall.

Gibson became the first black tennis player to win at Wimbledon when she notched the women’s singles title in 1957, the first year she also won the U.S. Nationals tournament, the precursor to the U.S. Open. She won both tournaments again in ’58. The film portrays her achievements in the segregated tennis world of the ’50s and other challenges she overcame in the early years of the Civil Rights movement.

For more information about the screening, call 635-1408. For more information about the film, go to http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/althea-gibson-full-film/5387/.

Mon Feb 1 2

Valentines Parent-Child Dance

100 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
100 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Monday, February 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State Street, Montpelier | 225-8699

Parents/guardians/special friends, bring your child for a special evening of dancing and fun at the Capitol Plaza. Music, dancing, light refreshments, and more. 500 tickets available. First-come, first-served. Tickets are available before Friday, February 9 at 4pm for $20/couple plus $5 per additional guest at the Montpelier Recreation office at 58 Barre Street. Tickets are available at the door for $25/couple plus $7 per additional guest. More info at www.montpelierec.org/familydance. Thank you to our sponsors, Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, Union Mutual, and Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center!

Mon Feb 1 2

Palestine and Israel in Film: A 6-Week Series

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

Mondays, February 12-March 19, 6:30-9pm

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

Free and open to the public

MSAC member Kathy Shapiro and Mark Hage screen six films dealing with the history of the State of Israel and the occupation of Palestinian territory (West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights) that continues to the present time. Films will be a mix of documentaries and dramas with a short introduction prior and discussion following. The objective is to increase awareness of the history that has led to the current situation, and to provide space for civil and respectful discussion of multiple viewpoints. There is no political agenda to the series, no recruitment to any organization, movement or point of view. All events are free and open to the public. Donations to MSAC are appreciated. No advance registration is required. For information on the films that will be shown, call 223-2518.

Tue Feb 1 3

The League of Women Voters of Vermont Legislative Day

115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Who: The League of Women Voters of Vermont (LWV), a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

What: Legislative Day

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:30.m.

Open to the public.

Where: State House, State Street, Montpelier, Cafeteria and Ethan Allen Room

Interested in advocacy, elections, community outreach, politics, policy and government? The League of Women Voters invites the public to a light breakfast and conversation with state representatives at its annual Legislative Day.

Following coffee and bagels in the cafeteria at 8:00 a.m., members will adjoin to the Ethan Allen Room at 9:30 a.m. to learn the ropes of being a visitor to the State House and gain a comprehensive review of legislation in the 2018 session of interest and concern to the League. We will also observe Committee sessions of interest and sit in on House or Senate chambers, if in session.

RSVP: lwvofvt@gmail.com

Tue Feb 1 3

Chinese New Year  Celebration

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

Tuesday, February 13, 12-2:30pm

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

Free and open to the public

Join Montpelier Senior Activity Center instructor Ellie Hayes and local elementary students visiting to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. During FEAST at 12pm, watch demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy. At 1pm, watch or try a traditional paper-cutting art project, and finally, at 1:45pm, head up to our 2nd floor Studio for a short Tai Chi demonstration and lesson. Ellie has practiced both Chinese calligraphy and tai chi for several decades and leads Tai Chi classes at MSAC along with training new teachers around the state. Free and open to the public.

Tue Feb 1 3

Aging Successfully Discussion Series

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

5:30-7:30pm

with John Ryan & Polly Nichol, Community Housing Specialists

Getting Older? Want to Talk? Are you wondering how you will live both well and affordably as you age? Seeking an alternative that offers fun, friendship, learning, care? Explore these topics in a series of seven facilitated discussions with your peers. Free

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Tue Feb 1 3

Mardi Gras Masquerade

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

Tuesday, February 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
$5 – $10
We’re thrilled to partner with WonderArts to offer community members and families an opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras! Parents and adults join us (in masks, of course!) at the Hardwick Street Cafe for creole food and drink specials; while kids can get creative making their own masks out of beads, feathers, fabrics, and more in the performance studio! Feel free to dress up, make a mask, have some food and be sure to stick around for the kids’ mini Mardi Gras Masquerade Parade at 6:30 pm!

There will be popcorn & drinks for kiddos, as well as extra dress-up clothes and instruments.

$5-$10 suggested donation for kids crafts
RSVP at www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 802.533.9370

Location:

Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick Street
Greensboro, VT 05841
www.highlandartsvt.org

Tue Feb 1 3

China Travel Talk and Slideshow

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

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30-8:00pm

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

Free and open to the public

Travel Talk and Slideshow presented by members of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center April 2017 trip to Beijing and Xian, China. Witness and hear stories of a selection of group members’ adventures, architectural wonders and historic sites they visited, including the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terra Cotta Warriors, favorite culinary delights, and more!

Wed Feb 1 4

History & Meaning of a Proverb

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

February 14

Professor Wolfgang Mieder, Ph.D.

History & Meaning of a Proverb

The presentation examines the origin, dissemination, history, and meaning of the quotation-turned-proverb, “All men are created equal.”

Montpelier Senior Activity Center , 58 Barre Street, Montpelier

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Feb 1 4

Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center

135 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
135 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Feb 14, 21, 28

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center (479-9512).  All ages are welcome; no partner needed; all dances are taught; by donation.  The Center is at 131 South Main St in the

EF Wall Building across the street from Cumberland Farms on South Main St.  Caller:  Steve Desrosiers.

Square dancing is fun, a good way to meet people and good exercise.

Wed Feb 1 4

TVSC Valentine's Dinner

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

Bring your Sweetie for a real Valentine’s Dinner treat!

Menu: Sweet & Sour Pork Over Rice, Tossed Salad, Dinner Roll, and Dessert

Date: February 14th Valentine’s Day  4:00pm-7:00pm

Price:  By Donation

Raffles:  50/50 ——– Flannel Throw Drawing

For more information about our fundraiser call

Twin Valley Senior Center 802-223-3322 or e-mail twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net

Wed Feb 1 4

Valentine’s Day Dinner with a Kids’ Movie

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

Wednesday, February 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us in the Hardwick Street Café for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner! Our special menu includes a complimentary chocolate dessert, made with love for you and your sweetheart. Drop your kids off at our 6 pm showing of Beauty and the Beast (2017) with a Café meal or snack!
Reservations recommended: call 802.533.9399, or email cafe@highlandartsvt.org

Location:

Highland Center for the Arts
2875 Hardwick Street
Greensboro, VT 05841
www.highlandartsvt.org

Wed Feb 1 4

Valentine’s Day: Love Our Planet and Our Climate

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

Wednesday, February 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Discussion and/or film about climate change. What do you think? What can we do as individuals, as a town, as a state? Cosponsored by the Marshfield Energy Committee and the Marshfield Conservation Committee.

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise): For info: 802-426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website:www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Wed Feb 1 4

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

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

Feb. 14, 7–8:30 pm

Film and Discussion This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture and identity and the power of education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. Discussion will be led by Leon Walls, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education at UVM. Co-sponsored by Indie Lens Pop-Up and VTPBS.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Feb 1 5

Third Thursday Talk: The Pavilion Hotel

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

Feb. 15, Noon

Hear the history of one of Montpelier’s favorite landmarks, as well as the story of its demolition and replacement

Vermont History Museum
109 State St
Montpelier,

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

Free

Thu Feb 1 5

Introduction to Smelting at Waterbury Reservoir

Unnamed Road, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
Unnamed Road, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA

Thursday, February 15  4:00 p.m.  

Exact location details will be given when people register for the event.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Corey Hart at LetsGoFishing@vermont.gov or 802-265-2279.

Thu Feb 1 5

Free Prostate Screenings

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

Urologist Dr. Richard Graham is offering prostate screenings at Gifford Medical Center on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Each free screening includes PSA testing, a prostate exam, and a follow up plan if needed.

“Twenty seven thousand men die of prostate cancer each year in the US,” Said Dr. Graham. “A PSA test, while not a test for cancer, helps us know if we should be looking for something that needs monitoring or treatment.”

The free prostate screenings are open to everyone (not just Gifford patients) but limited spaces are available; please call 802-728-2430 to register.

Thu Feb 1 5

Kick-off Event for Weatherize Montpelier

1 Bailey Ave, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
1 Bailey Ave, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

A campaign to help you save money and stay warm by weatherizing your home. Learn about the program and meet the contractors. Door prizes, raflle, free food. 5:30–7 pm. VSECU, One Bailey Ave., Montpelier. netzeromontpelier.org/weatherize. 223-2328 ext 118.

Thu Feb 1 5

Evening Program: "Tracking Tips and Tales from the Trail" 

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Thursday, February 15th7:00 p.m. 
The lives of our wild neighbors are written across the landscape for those who learn the language of tracking. This talk will offer a deep dive into the process of interpreting the tracks and sign of our local mammal species. Through photos and videos, we’ll build an understanding of track morphology, gaits, and habitat needs of the animals you’ll encounter in winter. You’ll walk away knowing what questions to ask to decipher your next trail, plus tips and tricks to take your tracking to the next level. Presented by Sophie Mazowita, founder of the Burlington Tracking Project and trackingVT.org.
Admission by donation at the door ($5-10 suggested).

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

 

Thu Feb 1 5

Talk by Shabana Basij-Rasikh, author of TED Talk "Dare to Educate Afghan Girls"

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

Feb. 15, 7 pm

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, author of the TED Talk “Dare to Educate Afghan Girls,” is an Afghan educator, humanitarian, and women’s rights champion. She is the founder of Hela, Inc., whose mission is to empower Afghan women through education and the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, and has received worldwide recognition for her work. Cosponsored by Norwich University’s Peace & War Center and ESL Services at the Academic Achievement Center (AAC).

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Fri Feb 1 6

Art Class

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

ART CLASS “Unusual landscapes from around the World” starting on January 12th through February 16, 2018 with instructor Jan Danziger. All levels welcome to join the class Fridays 3pm to 5pm. This makes a nice way to spend the winter time cabin fever and socialize. For more information or to register, contact Susan Crampton @ 223-6954.

Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, East Montpelier

Sat Feb 1 7

Capital City Winter Farmers Market

89 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
89 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Time: January 6th, 20th, February 3rd, 17th, March 3rd, 17th, 31st, April 14th, 28th

            10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Montpelier City Center, 89 Main Street  

For More Information: Ashton Kirol 793-8347  manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

Eat local all Winter long at the Capital City Farmers Market. Shop from over 20 farms and producers in downtown Montpelier. Our producer-only market means everything is grown or handmade in Central Vermont. Stay up to date with market offerings online.

www.montpelierfarmersmarket.com

Sat Feb 1 7

End of Life Choice: Options & Autonomy

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

Saturday, February 17, 9-3

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

Free and open to the public

Highlights will include stories from family members, the history of autonomy at end of life in VT and information from medical and other experts. Learn and ask questions about hospice care, medical aid in dying (VT Act 39), voluntary cessation of eating and drinking, and palliative sedation.  Dive deeper into understanding advance directives, Act 39, palliative and comfort care.  Cosponsored by Patient Choices Vermont (www.patientchoices.org). Free and open to the public. Afternoon optional; lunch available for purchase.

Sat Feb 1 7

Winter Wild Edible Workshop

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fee.
For those willing to get a little frosty, bundle up and join teacher naturalist Ken Benton as we learn to identify and sustainably harvest a variety of wild foods from the surrounding landscape. We’ll bake with spruce, fir, and pine needles and sip on an assortment of wild winter teas as we cook a wild harvested winter stew over an open fire.

Pre-registration required.

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

Sat Feb 1 7

VAST Military Appreciation Ride-In

Feb. 17, 10 am–2 pm

Warming Tent & Hot Cocoa Provided by The National Guard , Food & Commercial Vendors, Bonfire & S’mores, Snowmobile and Snowshoe Demos, MORE!
Oxbow Park, Morrisville, VT

https://vtvast.org/vast-military-ride.html

Free

Sat Feb 1 7

Earth Skills Adult Workshop: Tracking the Wild

156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Saturday, February 17

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $35

Where: Hawthorn Meadow on Goddard College Campus

For: Adults

Adventure through the snowy woods learning to read the stories of the wild with EarthWalk’s director Angella Gibbons. More info & registration: https://www.earthwalkvermont.org/earth-skills

Sat Feb 1 7

Chase Away Cabin Fever Creative Collage Workshop with Jack Sabon

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

Feb. 17, 1–3 pm

Artist Resource Association Workshop for teens and adults. This class is just for fun… and anybody can do creative collages. Feel free bring along some magazines that interest you and your collage ideas. He will have all the rest of the supplies available. In the East Montpelier Room

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Sat Feb 1 7

Soup A Thon

35 Worcester Village Rd, Worcester, VT 05682, USA
35 Worcester Village Rd, Worcester, VT 05682, USA

Feb. 17, 5–7 pm

Several varieties of soup to try. Coffee, punch, cake or brownies for dessert.

Worcester Church Annex at 35 Worcester Village Road, Worcester (across from the Post Office)

ruthsicely@aol.com or 802-223-7961

Cost is by donation

Sat Feb 1 7

MIDWINTER DANCE PARTY & SCREENING OF STOP MAKING SENSE

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

Feb. 17, 7–11pm

Come dance the midwinter blues away and celebrate Montpelier City Clerk John Odum’s 50th birthday with music, a cash bar, refreshments, and a Talking Heads film.

39 Main Street, LOST NATION THEATER, Montpelier

odum.john@gmail.com

All ages, free, open to the public.

Sat Feb 1 7

Cabin Fever Spelling Bee

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

Feb. 17, 7pm

Kellogg-Hubbard Library’s enjoyable adult spelling bee has two teams: The Readers and The Writers. This year there will be an elimination of spellers! The first round will be a practice round; then people will be eliminated if words are misspelled in the following rounds. Tickets are $12 per person in advance and $15 at the door. Sign up at the library for your chance to be on the Readers Team.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

This is a fund raiser for the library.
Tickets are $12 per person in advance; $15 at the door

Sat Feb 1 7

Dinner and Slide Show on “Embattled Bats”

130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Feb 17

Did you know that Vermont is home to nine species of bats? Did you
know that Vermont is a leader in bat conservation? Come see striking
images of these important and vulnerable members of Vermont’s mammal
population. And learn about their habitat, life cycle, and how you can
help to protect them.

Alyssa Bennett, Small Mammals Biologist for the Vermont Fish &
Wildlife Department, will share visuals and news from her work with
Vermont’s bats. Her talk, entitled “Embattled Bats,” is free and will
begin at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 17 at the Unitarian Church of
Montpelier. Before her talk, at 6:00 pm, there will be a delicious
vegetarian dinner prepared by Farmhouse Catering. The menu includes
hot mulled cider, farmers’ green salad with buttermilk dressing,
buttered noodles, vegetable bean and tofu stew, rolls and butter, red
velvet cake and coffee/tea. Tickets to the dinner are $20 each.
Advance purchase is strongly recommended as seating is limited.

SaddleShoes2@gmail.com

Sun Feb 1 8

he fifth annual Central Vermont Empty Bowl Benefit

961 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA
961 US-2, Middlesex, VT 05602, USA

The fifth annual Central Vermont Empty Bowl Benefit will raise funds for the Vermont Foodbank, on Sunday, February 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mud Studio in the Red Hen complex on Route 2 in Middlesex. For the price of admission, diners will be offered homemade soup served in a handmade bowl of their choice to take home with them. A vegetarian option will be available.

The minimum adult donation is $25, which includes a handmade bowl, soup and accompaniments. Tickets for children ages 5-12 are $5 for a meal only, and children under 5 are free for a meal only.  Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at https://fundraise.vtfoodbank.org/events/detail?eid=162154.

Sun Feb 1 8

Ryan Kriger, author of "New in Town: How to Find Friends and Community in a New City"

108 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
108 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Upcoming Talk Unlocks the Secret of Making Friends as an Adult

Montpelier, Vermont: On Sunday, February 18, 7:30 PM, local author Ryan Kriger will be speaking on a thorny issue with which many Vermonters struggle – how to find friends and community, and avoid social isolation, as an adult. He will be giving a free one hour talk at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, after which will be an opportunity to socialize and meet and make new friends.

In an August 2017 report, the American Psychological Association stated that “loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity.” In a rural state like Vermont, social isolation can be a particularly pronounced problem.

Kriger, who recently wrote a book called New in Town: How to Find Friends and Community in a New City, had this to say: “When I moved to Vermont in 2011, I didn’t know a soul. But I addressed the problem strategically and developed a system that worked better than I could have imagined. I know there are a lot of folks out there in the same spot I was, and I want to share the insights that helped me so much.”

Kriger is a self-professed introvert who has spoken on numerous topics around the state, including a recent discussion at Bear Pond Books. He has also performed stand-up comedy throughout New England and New York City, and was the founder of Levity, Vermont’s first comedy club, in Burlington. He works as a consumer protection attorney in Montpelier and teaches an undergraduate course in avoiding consumer fraud at the University of Vermont. He is represented by Upstart Crow Literary, a New York City literary agency.

Mon Feb 1 9

Palestine and Israel in Film: A 6-Week Series

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

Mondays, February 12-March 19, 6:30-9pm

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

Free and open to the public

MSAC member Kathy Shapiro and Mark Hage screen six films dealing with the history of the State of Israel and the occupation of Palestinian territory (West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights) that continues to the present time. Films will be a mix of documentaries and dramas with a short introduction prior and discussion following. The objective is to increase awareness of the history that has led to the current situation, and to provide space for civil and respectful discussion of multiple viewpoints. There is no political agenda to the series, no recruitment to any organization, movement or point of view. All events are free and open to the public. Donations to MSAC are appreciated. No advance registration is required. For information on the films that will be shown, call 223-2518.

Mon Feb 1 9

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup

713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

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

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Donations are welcome.

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

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

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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Tue Feb 2 0

Aging Successfully Discussion Series

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

5:30-7:30pm

with John Ryan & Polly Nichol, Community Housing Specialists

Getting Older? Want to Talk? Are you wondering how you will live both well and affordably as you age? Seeking an alternative that offers fun, friendship, learning, care? Explore these topics in a series of seven facilitated discussions with your peers. Free

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Tue Feb 2 0

Q&A with Montpelier City Council Candidates

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

Tuesday, February 20, 12-2pm

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

Free and open to the public

The League of Women Voters of Vermont moderates this forum. Candidates will each give short introductory statements and timed answers to written questions. All confirmed candidates for City Council and Mayor will be invited to participate, and this event is open to the general public. Optional FEAST lunch is served 12-1pm. ORCA recording for broadcast TBD. MSAC hosts this event as a public service with no implied endorsement of any candidate(s).

Tue Feb 2 0

Marketing Your Self-Published Book

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

Feb. 20, 7 pm

The Next Step in Self- or Small Press Publishing presented by Bear Pond Books and Galaxy Bookshop.

With Serena Fox, Kathryn Guare, Bill Schubart, Charlotte Pierce and Claire Benedict / Sandy Scott.

Bear Pond Books
77 Main St
Montpelier

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

This workshop is also being offered at Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Wednesday, February 21st.

Pre-register at the store or online at Ticket link: http://www.bearpondbooks.com/marketing-your-self-published-book-registration

Wed Feb 2 1

Movie Night at the Jaquith Library

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

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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

Call library for film title

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

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

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

Wed Feb 2 1

Grief & Bereavement Support Group

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

3rd Wednesday mornings, 10–11:30 a.m.

CVHHH, 600 Granger Road, Barre

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.

Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for exploration ofthe changes brought to our lives by the death of a loved one. We encourage participants to attend as many sessions as possible. Groups meet in eight-session blocks.

Any sharing that takes place in the group is to be kept within the group; noindividual will criticize or make public judgments about the responses of another member of the group; and all members will be invited and given the opportunity to speak in the group if they choose.

We welcome you to drop in whenever you may need.

If you have questions about these support groups, contact Diana Moore at 802-223-1878.

Wed Feb 2 1

Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center

135 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
135 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Feb 14, 21, 28

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center (479-9512).  All ages are welcome; no partner needed; all dances are taught; by donation.  The Center is at 131 South Main St in the

EF Wall Building across the street from Cumberland Farms on South Main St.  Caller:  Steve Desrosiers.

Square dancing is fun, a good way to meet people and good exercise.

Wed Feb 2 1

Making a Life of Music in Vermont

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

February 21

Musicians Mary Bonhag & Evan Premo

Making a Life of Music in Vermont

Soprano Mary Bonhag and Composer/Bassist Evan Premo will perform and describe their lives as internationally active musicians and devoted parents.

Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Feb 2 1

Open House at the Montpelier Child’s Garden

155 Northfield St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
155 Northfield St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Wednesday, February 21, 4:30pm to 6pm
Come visit the wonderful early childhood program at the Child’s Garden!
Experience the simple beauty of the classrooms and gain a sense of the daily and weekly rhythm. Ample time for questions, too.
Children welcome!
Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org to let us know you’re coming, or just come on by!
The Child’s Garden is an Orchard Valley Waldorf School campus.
Wed Feb 2 1

Bluebird BBQ Fundraiser Party!

317 Riverside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
317 Riverside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
On Wednesday February 21st, Bluebird BBQ in Burlington VT will donate 10% of all sales (including take out!) to the Vermont Dance Alliance, if we can gather at least 30 people to the event!
Please note when arriving at the door, or booking your reservation on the web or by phone, state that you are in support of this Vermont Dance Alliance Community Night initiative.

 
Wed Feb 2 1

Riding the Wave above the Stress Zone

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

Wednesday, February 21 6:00-7:30pm 

with Barb Alpert

We will look at some habits that help us navigate stress and the ups and downs of life in our modern, multi-tasking world. Taught by Barb Alpert of Shabda Wellness, MEd, Certified Health Coach, Clinical Herbalist, and Massage Therapist. $3 members/$5 nonmembers

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Wed Feb 2 1

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.

February 21 – (1967) A Northern black homicide detective in the South on family business is suspected of murder because he is black and a stranger. He and the bigoted, reluctant white sheriff must join forces to find the real killer. Leonard Maltin wrote, “Marvelous social thriller hasn’t dated one bit – tough, funny & atmospheric, with unbeatable acting, & splendid Quincy Jones score.”

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield

All events are free and held at the library (unless noted otherwise): For info: 802-426-3581 or email: jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com or visit our website:www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Wed Feb 2 1

In Celebration of Black History Month: All Our Black Voices

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

Feb.21, 7 pm

“All our views, all our Reds, Whites, Browns & Blues, all our songs & tones infused, all our Black voices combined to lift & bloom.” ~ Toussaint St. Negritude.

Please bring your books and join local poet Toussaint St. Negritude for an open reading-in-the-round of your favorite African American poets. All are welcome to read, share, and rejoice in our community’s broad celebration of literary diversity. This program is free and open to all folks, all ages, all in the community.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Feb 2 2

Clean Water Day 2018

81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
81 VT-12, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Date: Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

Time & Location:

10:00 am – Issue overview and advocacy training – Unitarian Church of Montpelier

11:00 am – March to the Statehouse. Show solidarity for our water resources

11:15 am – Press event – hear expert perspectives on water funding needs

11:30 am – Meetings with lawmakers – Connect with your Legislators to talk about clean water legislation

3:00 pm – Reception

We can no longer take clean water for granted. Pollution from farms, development, and wastewater has impaired many of our waterways, some of which no longer meet our basic water quality standards. Join us for Vermont Clean Water Day on Thurs., Feb. 22nd in Montpelier from 10AM to 4PM to celebrate our lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands, and call on lawmakers to invest in cleaning up and protecting our waterways. This is a great opportunity to hear from respected Vermont water advocates and then meet with your lawmaker to share your perspective on why it’s important to invest in clean water. For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://bit.ly/VTCleanWater18

Thu Feb 2 2

Pacem School Open House

32 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
32 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Feb. 22, 4:30–6 pm

Learn about our curriculum and programs; meet our current faculty, parents, and students — we’d love to show you our school!

Schulmaier Hall
32 College Street, Suite 100
Montpelier

pacemschool.org
802-223-1010
lexi@pacemschool.org

Thu Feb 2 2

The League of Women Voters of Central Vermont Anniversary Celebration

41 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
41 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Who: The League of Women Voters of Central Vermont (LWVCEN), a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.

What: Anniversary Celebration (Refreshments, Cake, & Cash Bar)

When: February 22, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Open to the public. No cost to attend. Come alone or bring a friend or two!!

 Where: The North Branch Cafe, 41 State Street, Montpelier.

RSVP: https://lwvanniversarycelebration.eventbrite.com or lwvofvt@gmail.com

 The League of Women Voters invites you to join us for our anniversary celebration in Montpelier – we’ve been around for 98 incredible years! It’ll be a fun evening as we nibble on hors d’oeuvres, eat cake, talk, laugh, and get to know each other. Come along, we’d love to meet you – and be sure to bring a friend.

Thu Feb 2 2

Essential Skin Food

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

Thursday, February 22 6:00-7:00pm

with Linda Mahns, MA

A simple and luscious recipe for your skin. Join Linda Mahns for skin fun. We will learn a basic skin recipe that can be customized for your particular needs (i.e. mature skin, sensitive skin, scars, blemishes, etc.) Come for fun and edible skin care!

$10 members/$12 nonmembers

Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP. All workshops are held in the Hunger Mountain Co-op community room unless otherwise noted with access to a freight elevator upon request. Some workshops may be recorded by ORCA media. 

Thu Feb 2 2

Roots: a non-denominational, non-political group that meets monthly

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

Roots: a non-denominational, non-political group that meets monthly “What if you could find a way to kindle and strengthen your spark in these troubled times? Strengthen your ability to connect with your inner wisdom and the wisdom of others? Strengthen your own roots and your ability to network with others to build a stronger community? YOU CAN! Roots is facilitated by Martha Holden, a member of the Spark of Humanity Network. For questions email roots@sparkofhumanity.net. Meeting Times: FRIDAY Feb 2 and Mar 2 at 1:30pm. THURSDAY Feb 22 and March 29 at 6:00pm.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
rysenechal@kellogghubbard.org
802-223-3338

Thu Feb 2 2

Local Climate Change Gathering

106 Nasmith Brook Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
106 Nasmith Brook Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

At Twinfield Union School in Marshfield

Please come out to share your thoughts, whether you agree with the existence and apparent cause of Climate Change, or you are on the fence. This discussion will be respectful of all views. Help identify actions we can take as towns and as individuals. This Gathering is sponsored by the Marshfield/Plainfield Energy Commission and is intended to develop actions for these towns to take, but interested citizens of other towns are welcome to participate in the discussion.

 

Thu Feb 2 2

GMC Taylor Lecture Series:  Lessons from the Arctic, by Susan Koch

4711 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, USA
4711 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, USA

February 22, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., GMC Visitor Center, Waterbury Center
GMC Taylor Lecture Series:
Lessons from the Arctic, by Susan Koch
Join Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Susan Koch for an evening of Arctic exploration. Susan will share images, impressions, and lessons from an Arctic journey aboard the National Geographic Explorer to Svalbard, Norway. Come see images of polar ice, Arctic wildlife, and the impact of climate change on this remote and expansive part of our world. Susan is the 2016 Vermont Teacher of the Year, and teaches first grade in Montpelier Public Schools. Admission is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers; kids under 12 are free.

Fri Feb 2 3

Building Social Justice: Art as Activism

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

Title: Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art 2017-18 Lecture Series “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism” Presents Award-Winning Real Estate and Community Developer Elinor Bacon of E.R. Bacon Development

Date: February 23rd

Time: 4 p.m.

Description: Free and open to the public.

Elinor Bacon is a member of the Montpelier Development Corporation Board of Directors, and the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board. Bacon is a partner in the nationally acclaimed project, The District Wharf, a mile-long stretch along the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., developed with restaurants, retailers, residences, businesses and performance venues, led by PN Hoffman. In 2002, she formed E.R. Bacon Development, LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm that focuses on urban infill, mixed use, mixed income development, affordable housing and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Beginning in 1997, Bacon was the Deputy Assistant Secretary at HUD, during the Clinton Administration. In 2001, Bacon launched the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, a public real estate development corporation established by the Washington, D.C., council, with the mission to spread economic development throughout the district.  

Location: Norwich University

Venue: Chaplin Hall

 For more information: 

Name: Daphne Larkin

Email: dlarkin@norwich.edu

Phone: 802-485-2886

Fri Feb 2 3

Jericho Parms, James Scott & Julia Shipley

36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
36 College St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Writing & Publishing Reading Series — February 2018
Feb 23, 5:30 pm. Café Anna at College Hall, 36 College Street, Montpelier.
Fri Feb 2 3

Jazzyoke Returns: Sing to Live Music!

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

Friday, February 23, 6:30-9:30pm

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

Free and open to the public

Back by popular demand! Come to listen, enjoy free refreshments, and optionally, take a turn at the mic, singing jazz standards backed by a live six-piece band with lyrics provided. Vermonters regularly enjoy Jazzyoke at Espresso Bueno and other venues, and we are delighted to bring it back to MSAC free of charge (tips for the band gratefully accepted). Be prepared for a great time, and bring your friends! To learn more, visit www.bridgeurl.com/jazzyoke.

Sat Feb 2 4

Our New Solar System: Stories in the Stars

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

Saturday, February 24

 Astronomers are discovering dozens of planetoids in the far reaches of our solar system, naming them for gods and goddesses from mythologies around the world. Come get up to date with our new neighbors and their stories. Free, family friendly slide show with Kelley Hunter, Ph.D. 10:30am12pm at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. Montpelier. 223-3338.

Sat Feb 2 4

"Qué Nochebuena" (What a Christmas Eve)

130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
130 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Join us for a stage reading of Qué Nochebuena (What a Christmas Eve), a play by Inez Martinez, at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.

A nativity story with a twist, Qué Nochebuena speaks to the civility and empathy needed for immigration reform. Guatemalan immigrants, eighteen-year-old Carlos and his pregnant sister, Felicia, seek refuge in a Mexican-American community in northern New Mexico, while pursued by an immigration agent intent on deporting them.

 Que Nochebuena

Saturday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier

130 Main Street

Free Admission

Playwright Inez Martinez is a poet, novelist, essayist, CUNY Emerita Professor, Jungian scholar, and native of New Mexico.

 

Mon Feb 2 6

Palestine and Israel in Film: A 6-Week Series

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

Mondays, February 12-March 19, 6:30-9pm

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

Free and open to the public

MSAC member Kathy Shapiro and Mark Hage screen six films dealing with the history of the State of Israel and the occupation of Palestinian territory (West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights) that continues to the present time. Films will be a mix of documentaries and dramas with a short introduction prior and discussion following. The objective is to increase awareness of the history that has led to the current situation, and to provide space for civil and respectful discussion of multiple viewpoints. There is no political agenda to the series, no recruitment to any organization, movement or point of view. All events are free and open to the public. Donations to MSAC are appreciated. No advance registration is required. For information on the films that will be shown, call 223-2518.

Mon Feb 2 6

EarthWalk Winter Break Youth Camp

156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Mon-Wed, February 26-28, 9:00am – 3:00am

Ages 6-12

Join seasoned EarthWalk Mentors Luke Boushee and Ari Erlbaum for three fun filled days of activities such as carving, fire-by-friction, games, wildlife tracking, nature crafts, sledding and more! Fore more info and to register: https://www.earthwalkvermont.org/school-break-camps

Mon Feb 2 6

Play Reading: "Proof" by David Auburn

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

Feb. 26, 6:30 pm

All are invited to participate in reading “”Proof”” by David Auburn. Scripts will be provided and parts will be chosen at random. Anyone who chooses to listen rather than read is most welcome. Please email any questions you may have to Nancy Schulz: SaddleShoes2@gmail.com.
“”Proof”” by David Auburn premiered on Broadway in October 2000. It received national attention, earning the Drama Desk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Tony Award for Best Play. Catherine inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, and feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

Tue Feb 2 7

EarthWalk Winter Break Youth Camp

156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Mon-Wed, February 26-28, 9:00am – 3:00am

Ages 6-12

Join seasoned EarthWalk Mentors Luke Boushee and Ari Erlbaum for three fun filled days of activities such as carving, fire-by-friction, games, wildlife tracking, nature crafts, sledding and more! Fore more info and to register: https://www.earthwalkvermont.org/school-break-camps

Tue Feb 2 7

Earth Skills Adult Workshop: Tracking the Wild

156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Saturday, February 17

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Fee: $35

Where: Hawthorn Meadow on Goddard College Campus

For: Adults

Adventure through the snowy woods learning to read the stories of the wild with EarthWalk’s director Angella Gibbons. More info & registration: https://www.earthwalkvermont.org/earth-skills

Wed Feb 2 8

Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center

135 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
135 S Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Feb 14, 21, 28

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center (479-9512).  All ages are welcome; no partner needed; all dances are taught; by donation.  The Center is at 131 South Main St in the

EF Wall Building across the street from Cumberland Farms on South Main St.  Caller:  Steve Desrosiers.

Square dancing is fun, a good way to meet people and good exercise.

Wed Feb 2 8

EarthWalk Winter Break Youth Camp

156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA
156-314 Pitkin Rd, Plainfield, VT 05667, USA

Mon-Wed, February 26-28, 9:00am – 3:00am

Ages 6-12

Join seasoned EarthWalk Mentors Luke Boushee and Ari Erlbaum for three fun filled days of activities such as carving, fire-by-friction, games, wildlife tracking, nature crafts, sledding and more! Fore more info and to register: https://www.earthwalkvermont.org/school-break-camps

Wed Feb 2 8

How Painters See

6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
6 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

February 28 

Artist Susan Abbott

How Painters See

Using a slide show, Abbott will help demystify how artists filter the world through the lenses of color, value, and composition in the creation of art.

Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter