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.

Montpelier High School Sports Schedule

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

 

Fri Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 0 2

School's Out Movie Series

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

Hey Kids!  Come to the Jaquith Library for three afternoons of Pizza, Popcorn and Movies during our SCHOOL’S OUT Movie Series!

Monday, February 26, 4 pm – Wonder (2017), Rated PG, Run time 1 hr 53 min.

Wednesday, February 28, 4 pm – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Rated PG, Run time 2 hr 32 min.

Friday, March 2, 4 pm – The Princess Bride (1987), Rated PG, run time 1 hr 38 minutes.

For more information, check out the attached poster, or go to www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield.

Fri Mar 0 2

Naturalist Journey Series: Geology of the Winooski Valley

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

Friday March 2
Norwich University geologist George Springston takes us on an illustrated journey through the Winooski River valley, exploring how ancient oceans, continental collisions, rivers, and glaciers have all led to the landscape that we live in today.

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

Fri Mar 0 2

Geology of the Winooski Valley

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

Friday March 2, 8 pm

Norwich University geologist George Springston takes us on an illustrated journey through the Winooski River valley, exploring how ancient oceans, continental collisions, rivers, and glaciers have all led to the landscape that we live in today.

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier

229-6206

northbranchnaturecenter.org

 

Sat Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 0 3

Seminar on:  Fruit Trees with Nicko Ruben

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

At the North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street, Montpelier, VT

On Saturday, March 3rd, at 10 AM – 12 PM

FREE and Open to the Public

Sponsored by UVM Extension Master Gardeners of Central VT

Sat Mar 0 3

The 2nd Annual Vermont Winter Renaissance Faire

109-125 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
109-125 Pearl St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA

Essex Junction, Vermont March 3, 2018 – The Champlain Valley Expo will play host to this year’s Winter Renaissance Faire.

The Winter Renaissance Faire is a family-friendly event for all ages, featuring a sundry of performance troupes including singers, musicians, acrobats and dancers; as well as medieval living history and demonstrations of life on the battlefields of the Old World.

With over fifty artisans and craft vendors—both local and from across New England—as well as mead, wine, and spirits, including Groennfell Meadery, Smugglers’ Notch Distillery, and SILO Distillery. Patrons can also indulge their appetites with tasty treats from cultures around the world.

 

Come chase away the winter blues at the Vermont Winter Renaissance Faire, March 3rd, 2018 from 10am to 7pm at the Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont.  Tickets for the Faire are available at the door or online at: www.vtgatherings.com/winter-faire

$15; kids 6–12 $5; Kids under 6 get in FREE.

Sat Mar 0 3

Art for Our Kids Workshop with Kari Meyer

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

March 3, 1–3 pm

A fun twist on a paint and sip class but for KIDS! This is a free community workshop presented by the Art Resource Association with supplies provided by The Frame Dames, an art and frame store in St. Johnsbury, VT. All supplies provided. Space Limited to 20 participants. Register by emailing kari.meyer@aol.com or calling 802-505-5211.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

Free

Sat Mar 0 3

Pre-Town Meeting gathering

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

A Pre-Town Meeting gathering will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 3 to 5 PM in the Hayes Room at the Kellogg Hubbard Library to discuss resolutions on local Central Vermont ballots.  These items are  asking for firm commitments by our governor and legislature to add strong language and defined goals to meet our commitments to switch at least 90% of our statewide energy usage to renewable sources by 2050. These non binding resolutions will be appearing on the ballots of over 30 towns and municipalities all around the state.

Sat Mar 0 3

High Speed Internet on the Ballot

6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
Just before Town Meeting Day, you will have the chance to learn about local initiative to bring better broadband to central Vermont.  Founded by Berlin Selectboard member Jeremy Hansen, Central Vermont Internet is seeking approval from communities to form a “Communications Union District” to provide residents with high-speed, net-neutral Internet service through a non-profit, community owned provider.   Already on the ballot in 13 towns, CVI would be funded only by subscribers, not by taxpayers.  CVI is inspired by the “EC Fiber” community internet which is already serving towns south of our area.
You can hear Jeremy interviewed for Vermont Edition on VPR at: http://digital.vpr.net/post/trying-get-central-vermont-wired#stream/0
And you can keep in touch on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CentralVermontInternet/
Bring your questions – Saturday, March 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 6:30.   Bring your favorite dish to share!
Sat Mar 0 3

Aldrich Public Library for the Friends of the Library Annual Winter Banquet/Auction

10 Jefferson St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
10 Jefferson St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

Tickets are now on sale at the Aldrich Public Library for the Friends of the Library Annual Winter Banquet/Auction on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 5:30 pm at the Barre Elks Lodge.   A $30 ticket will purchase hors d’oeuvres made by the Friends, a delicious beef tenderloin dinner (vegetarian option available) prepared by Elks’ chef John Cutler and staff, and dessert donated by Ben & Jerry’s. There will be a cash bar and plenty of time to socialize, bid on silent auction items, and view special items slated for the live auction.

A highly prized homemade pecan pie sparked a fierce round of competitive bidding at last year’s event, and the Friends are hoping for even more excitement this year, as several donors have come forward with unusual treasures including a pair of wool Kashan area rugs (4 ½’ x 8 ½’ each), an iconic Vermont photograph by Richard W. Brown, an opportunity to be a character in author Archer Mayor’s newest mystery, tickets to events, gift certificates from local businesses, and – of course – another pie. A growing list of silent and live auction items can be found on the library’s website www.aldrichpublicibrary.org.

Purchase your tickets to the banquet/auction by Friday, February 16, to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the Quarry Kitchen and Spirits. Call the library at 476-7550 for more details.

Sat Mar 0 3

Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes 

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

Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Members $5, nonmembers $10.

Under a full moon and surrounded by sparkling snow, let’s snowshoe by lunar light! Night activities will illuminate how wildlife survives the long nights of winter. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided.

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

www.northbranchnaturecenter.org

229-6206

Sat Mar 0 3

Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes

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

Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Members $5, nonmembers $10.
Under a full moon and surrounded by sparkling snow, let’s snowshoe by lunar light! Night activities will illuminate how wildlife survives the long nights of winter. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided.

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier

229-6206

northbranchnaturecenter.org

Sun Mar 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 Mar 0 4

Snowshoe Warren's Gore with Green Mountain Club

March 4, Sunday –  Moderate. 8 miles. Gore Mountain. Meet at Island Pond Rail Station at 8:30 A.M. Hike up to Gore Mountain summit, depending on trail conditions. Contact Michael Chernick, 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net.

Sun Mar 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, March 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 Mar 0 4

Meet the Executive Director of Highland Center for the Arts: Annie Houston

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
Sunday, March 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mon Mar 0 5

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 Mar 0 6

Making Fermented Vegetables

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

Tuesday, March 6 5:30-7:00pm

Barb Alpert of Shabda Wellness, MEd

We need to feed our gut bacteria.  Learn why and how to make what they like! You will leave with a jar and makings of a pint of sauerkraut. $10 members/$12 nonmembers

For all workshops: 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 Mar 0 7

Walk-Through Wednesday at Orchard Valley

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Wednesday, March 7, 8:30am to 10:30am
Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14 N, East Montpelier
Join us one Wednesday of each month for an introductory visit to the
OVWS grades school (8:30-9:30am) and our mixed-age kindergarten
and Farm & Forest classes (9:30-10:30am) on our East Montpelier campus.
Campus tour and Q&A time during each.
Contact enrollment@ovws.org to register or call Cathie Ely at 802-456-7400 with questions.
Please register by March 6 to participate. Thank you!
Wed Mar 0 7

Journaling Through Grief Begins

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

Wednesdays, March 7–April 25, 12:30–1:30 pm

This is an 8-week focused support group utilizing Understanding Your Grief, book and journal, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

Pre-registration required.

Please contact Diana Moore at Central VT. Home Health & Hospice for more information and to register. 802 223-1878

 

Wed Mar 0 7

Plan V: The Case for a 2nd VT Republic

March 7

Professor and Publisher Robert C. Williams

Plan V: The Case for a 2nd VT Republic

Dr. Williams will present a 12-point program for a 2nd Vermont Republic: a plan for interdependence.

Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Mar 0 7

High Fives Injury-Prevention Talk

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

Roy Tuscany, director of High Fives Foundation, which raises awareness about preventing injuries, will talk March 7 at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The talk, free for the public, will be at 5 p.m. at the Stearns Student Center Performance Space.

Tuscany, who had trained to be a professional skier, founded the nonprofit foundation in 2009 after he was paralyzed by a spinal chord injury while skiing. The foundation, based in Truckee, California, provides resources and inspiration to people who sustain life-altering injuries.

For more information about the talk, call 635-1408. For more information about High Fives, go to https://highfivesfoundation.org/.

Wed Mar 0 7

Eating for Energy

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

Wednesday, March 7 6:00-7:00pm

Marie Frohlich, Health Coach and Herbalist

Do you know which foods boost or drain your energy? Come learn the good, the bad and the best about specific foods you can add into your diet to cut cravings, increase energy and find more focus. Tastes, tea, recipes and handouts provided.

$5 members/$7 nonmembers

For all workshops: 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 Mar 0 7

Fundraiser for Our House at Bagitos

28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Wed, March 7, 6pm – 8pm
Come down and help support Our House, an organization that helps protect local kids.
Wed Mar 0 7

Wednesday Night Movie: Dunkirk

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
Wednesday, March 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 $5

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Location:

Highland Center for the Arts
Box Office – 802-533-2000
Wed Mar 0 7

Vermont Film Series: Nosey Parker

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

Join Vermont Filmmaker John O’Brien for an evening of film and discussion

Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m.

Having just settled in Vermont, Richard and his much younger wife, Natalie, realize that their marriage is at a turning point. As they spar over whether to have kids, they are preoccupied with the construction of a new house. When it proves to be a lot of work, Natalie asks local farmer George to help out. Like-minded souls, George and Natalie forge a bond that causes even more domestic complications.  Written and directed by John O’Brien, starring Natalie Picoe, George Lyford, and Richard Snee.  Not Rated.

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 Mar 0 7

Where Am I?

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

March 7, 7 pm

The Power of Uniqueness Former Scenic America president and TED talk lecturer Ed McMahon, who hold the Charles E. Fraser Chair of Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute, highlights the importance of a sense of place, and explores why our physical surroundings are worth caring about. This First Wednesday program presented by the Vermont Humanities Council will be held at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St., Montpelier

Free

Thu Mar 0 8

JSC Faculty Lecture Series: Hans Haverkamp

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

Hans Haverkamp, “Pulmonary Airway Function During and After Exercise in the Asthmatic;” an overview of asthma and how exercise can reduce asthmatic symptoms

March 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 Mar 0 8

Ch-Ch- Changes 

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

Thursday, March 8 5:30-7:00pm

Sherry Rhynard, Integrative Life and Stress Management Coach

Find new ways to make changes in yourself/life. Using the book The Four Agreements as a reference, you will become more aware of and learn to change beliefs, habits and perceptions that no longer serve you.

$8 members/$10 nonmembers

For all workshops: 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 Mar 0 8

CCV Night of the Arts

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

Community College of Vermont-Montpelier hosts a Night of the Arts, featuring live music, student plays, and a silent auction of student art. Auction proceeds benefit CCV’s Student Assistance Fund. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 8th 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CCV-Montpelier, 660 Elm St.

Thu Mar 0 8

Paint n Sip with Liz Lawson at Bagitos

28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Thu, March 8, 6pm – 8pm
Thu Mar 0 8

Do you know your history?

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

March 8, 7–8 pm

Ed McGuire, a past-president of the VT Genealogy Library & the VT French-Canadian Genealogical Society talks about researching your ancestry. Topics include where to look for records (both physical and digital) and how the field of genealogy has changed over the last 10 years.

Stowe Library, 90 Pond Street, Stowe

https://www.stowelibrary.org/friends-of-the-library.php
librarian@stowelibrary.org
802-253-6145

Free

Thu Mar 0 8

Talk by Rob Boston: “Religious Freedom: What It Is and What It Is Not”

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

March 8, 7 pm

Rob Boston, Director of Communications, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, will provide an overview of the fundamental principles of religious freedom, focusing on current court battles that test the scope and meaning of this constitutional principle and how it interacts with other core freedoms. Co-sponsored by the Vermont League of Women Voters First Amendment Series.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier
223-3338

Fri Mar 0 9

Art Opening and Reading: Books and Images that celebrate Being a Retrospective by Jane English

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

Friday, March 9

Opening at 6 p.m. Reading at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served

Beginning with a small book she hand-made when about age 7 in 1949 and snapshots made a few years later, Jane English’s 75 years have been filled with making books and photographs. She grew up in a small New England town and began photographing while completing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Wisconsin. Her black-and-white photographs of nature illustrate a best-selling translation of the Chinese classic Tao Te Ching. After living in Mount Shasta, California for 15 years, Jane moved back to New England in 2002. She has also traveled to Greenland four times. This show includes images from Tao Te Ching, and from Mount Shasta, Greenland and Vermont.

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

Fri Mar 0 9

Developing a Sense of Place through Waldorf Education

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
An evening discussion with David Sobel & Jennifer Kramer
Friday, March 9, 7-8pm; Free to all.
Orchard Valley Waldorf School, 2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier
Join David Sobel, a senior faculty member at Antioch University New England and author of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning, and Jen Kramer, a grades teacher in Guildford, VT with years of experience taking students beyond the walls of a classroom. Together, they will inspire and surprise parents with research and stories about immersing children in nature. Learn how the values of Waldorf education and outdoor learning are a powerful pairing, and build a toolbox of how to scale back the affects of our technological lives with the gifts of Mother Nature.
Questions? Contact Cathie Ely at Orchard Valley: enrollment@ovws.org or 802-456-7400
Note: In case of inclement weather on 3/9, the event will be held on Friday, March 16, 7-8pm.
Fri Mar 0 9

Writers for Recovery Reading

201 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
201 N Main St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

March 9, 7 pm

Writers for Recovery groups from Barre and Morrisville will read from original work about addiction and recovery at Studio Place Arts in Barre.

Studio Place Arts, 201 N. Main St. Barre

writersforrecovery@icloud.com
writersforrecovery.org

Free

Sat Mar 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 Mar 1 0

Cross-country Ski Greensboro with Green Mountain Club

586-716 Gebbie Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
586-716 Gebbie Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA

March 10, Saturday –  Difficult. 12 miles. Cross-country ski from Highland Lodge in Greensboro to Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury. For experienced skiers only. Shuttle bus from COC to HL. Pass or trail fee and shuttle bus fee required. Contact Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place for carpool to COC.

Sat Mar 1 0

Montpelier Memory Cafe

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

March 10, 10–11:30 am

Pianist Luke Rackers performs. Cafe welcomes persons with memory loss issues with their care partners.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center
58 Barre Street, Montpelier

www.montpeliermemorycafe.net
montpeliermemcafe@gmail.com
Contact Liz: 802-229-9630

We ask that persons living with memory loss be accompanied by a care partner.

Free

Sat Mar 1 0

Chapters in History: Exploring Several American Presidencies

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

2 p.m.
A new book discussion series at the Jaquith Public Library where the books will be available for loan. Free and open to the public.

March 10 – Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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

Sat Mar 1 0

"Salamander Sky" Book Launch

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

Saturday, March 10th, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the publication of the new picture book, Salamander Sky, written by Katy Farber and illustrated by Meg Sodano. Every spring, the first steady, warm rain brings the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads. Salamander Sky features a mother and daughter who go out on a rainy night to help the salamanders cross the road safely. This dramatic, full-color, picture book introduces the reader to the elusive spotted salamander and the perilous nighttime journey that takes place every spring. Amphibians worldwide desperately need protection. This book is a valuable tool for getting children engaged in conservation. At this event you’ll also learn how to get involved in amphibian monitoring work at NBNC and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies.

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier

229-6206

northbranchnaturecenter.org

Sun Mar 1 1

Snowshoe Huntington with Green Mountain Club

March 11, Sunday –  Moderate. 4.8 miles. Camel’s Hump via Burrows Trail. Start at the Burrows trailhead in Huntington and hike up to Camel’s Hump, returning on the same trail. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Sun Mar 1 1

Travel Talk: Hill Towns of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Sunday, March 11, 6:30-8:00pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, 223-2518
Free
Local architect John Rahill received a two-month fellowship to study the sustainability of Civita di Bagnoregio, a small Italian hill town. He will show images and share impressions from his town and several hill towns he had a chance to visit in late 2017 while in Italy. F
Mon Mar 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 Mar 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.

Mon Mar 1 2

Dreams and Self Expression

58 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
58 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
Bethel University is a pop-up university in the town of Bethel, just off Rt 89 at exit 3. All classes are free.
We hope you will join us!
Mondays, March 12, 19, and 26
6 – 8pm
Christ Church Parish House, 58 N Main Street, Bethel
Exploring our dreams can help us discover new dimensions of our creativity. As we enter the dream reality, we experience feelings and images that can inform how we express ourselves.
Humans are creative beings with a deep need to express our inner experience. For centuries people have used art, music, voice, writing, and movement to express that need. Participants will learn the basics of exploring their dreams, and will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media to express their dream-inspired, inner experience.
To learn more about Bethel University, go to betheluniversityvt.org
Please register on the BU website if you want to attend. We recommend that you sign up for all three classes as each session will include different material.
All classes are free.
Mon Mar 1 2

TED Talk: A Political Party for Women’s Equality with Sandi Toksvig in honor of Women’s History Month

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

March 12, 6:30 pm

Women’s equality won’t just happen — not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new political party in Britain, the Women’s Equality Party, with the express purpose of putting equality on the ballot. Now she hopes people around the world will copy her party’s model and mobilize for equality. https://www.ted.com/talks/sandi_toksvig_a_political_party_for_women_s_equality

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

 

Tue Mar 1 3

Lunch with a City Official: City Clerk John Odum

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Tuesday, March 13, 12:30-1:30pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, 223-2518
Free, optional $7 lunch
Along with being the election administrator for the last six years, John just got his CEH certification (Certified Ethical Hacker).  This credential strengthens his expertise in election security. Join John to learn more about the CEH field in general and about our city’s 2018 elections in particular.
Tue Mar 1 3

NAMI VT Family to Family class

5 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA
5 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676, USA

NAMI VT Family to Family class to be held beginning Tuesday March 13th at 6:30pm in Waterbury, VT. Registration is required and can be found at namivt.org. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is  FREE 12-week course structured to help families and friends of individuals with mental illness understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being.

Tue Mar 1 3

How to be an Effective Health Care Agent

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Tuesday, March 13, 6:30-8pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, 223-2518
Free
Being a health care agent (HCA) is an enormous responsibility. Yet, other than being told that having one is an important part of Advance Care Planning there are rarely opportunities to explore what it means to be a HCA. In this workshop we will cover what is expected of a HCA, how to prepare to be a HCA with the person who asks you, how to explain your role to other family and loved ones, and how to carry out what can be a very challenging role. During the course of this workshop you will learn what makes a good HCA and how to honestly assess both whether you can be an effective HCA and if you have chosen the right people to act as your HCAs. This workshop requires your participation, so come prepared with questions, concerns, and a willingness to engage. Led by Michelle Acciavatti, End of Life Specialist at Ending Well.
Tue Mar 1 3

Transforming Trauma: How Sharing Stories Can Help Us Heal

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

March 13, 7 pm

A book launch celebration for Erin Moulton’s new anthology Things We Haven’t Said that includes a panel discussion with Denise Casey of Burlington’s Young Writers Project and Yasmeen Hossain, Interim Executive Director of SafeArt, about the ways in which storytelling and self-expression can transform the impacts and trauma of sexual abuse.

Panelists will draw upon their multi-layered experience in teaching, art therapy, performance and counseling. Parents, educators, counselors, social workers, and teens or anyone who identifies as a survivor of trauma are encouraged to join us a for a very important evening.

Free and open to the public; a Bear Pond Book Educator Series event.

Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier

info@bearpondbooks.com, www.bearpondbooks.com

 

Wed Mar 1 4

Restoring the American Elm Tree

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

March 14 

Conservationist Gus Goodwin

Restoring the American Elm Tree

Conservaton coordinator for the Nature Conservancy, Goodwin will discuss the rebirth of the American elm after its severe decline in recent decades.

Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street, Barre

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Mar 1 4

Falling Away . . .

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

Wednesday, March 14 6:00-7:30

Robert Kest, Ph.D.

Moving beyond western constructs of self and psychotherapy.   An exploration of being and unfolding that is rooted in the principles of mindfulness, ethics, community, and consciousness.

Free

For all workshops: 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 Mar 1 4

Wednesday Night Movie: Fly Away Home

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
Wednesday, March 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

After Amy loses her mother in a car accident, she must uproot her life and move to Canada to live with her father, Thomas, an oddball inventor with whom she has no relationship. She initially struggles to find her her place in her new home, but things change when she stumbles upon a collection of abandoned goose eggs.

Location:

Highland Center for the Arts
Box Office – 802-533-2000
Wed Mar 1 4

Natural Marshfield: A Series about the Local Environment

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

Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

Learn about climate change, wildlife, Vermont flora, pollinators and more with Vermont naturalists.

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 Mar 1 4

Indie Lens Film and Discussion: “Dolores”

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

March 14, 7 pm

Peter Bratt’s film “Dolores” chronicles Dolores Huerta’s life. Huerta was one of the most important, yet least known activists of our time. She was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers’ union with Cesar Chavez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Now in her late 80s, she continues to fight to this day. Co-sponsored by Indie Lens Pop-Up and VTPBS

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

223-3338

 

Thu Mar 1 5

Healthier Living Workshop Begins

106 N Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
106 N Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for anyone living with a chronic disease. Build the skills you need to manage your condition, share your experiences, and receive mutual support.

 This self-management program focuses on topics that come up when dealing with a chronic condition like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, obesity, or heart disease:

• Problem solving and action planning

• Nutrition

• Exercise

• Medication use

• Emotions

• Talking with doctors

The Chronic Disease Management Program workshop starts on, Thursday, March 15, and continues through Thursday, April 19. Classes will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bethel Public Library (106 Main Street, Bethel, VT). To sign up, or for more information, call 802-728-7714.

Thu Mar 1 5

Women, Quilts, and Fiber Arts

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

March 15, Noon

Talk on the connections between art, industry, and women’s work as seen via research about women quilters in Addison County.

Vermont History Museum
109 State St, Montpelier

vermonthistory.org
info@vermonthistory.org
479-8500

Thu Mar 1 5

Breakfast ideas, the EO way 

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

Thursday, March 15 6:00-7:00pm

with Linda Mahns, MA

Come to this workshop to learn a super phenomenal, EASY breakfast recipe that is guaranteed to fill you up, boost your immune system, and taste delicious! Leave with samples, a versatile recipe perfect for every day and traveling, and lots of info.

$8 members/$11 nonmembers

For all workshops: 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 Mar 1 5

Film Screening: A Natural History of Vermont

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

March 15, 6:30 pm

Spellbinding feature film showcasing Vermont’s natural beauty. Director Q&A to follow.

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm St, Montpelier

https://www.facebook.com/events/1298108070290981
naturalhistoryvt@gmail.com

Free; Donations welcome

Thu Mar 1 5

Emerald Ash Borer Informational Meeting 

19 Seminary St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
19 Seminary St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

There will be a public meeting in Barre on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 to discuss the discovery of emerald ash borer in Orange County. The meeting is being hosted by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the US Forest Service.

On February 27, 2018 the USDA confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the Town of Orange after State agencies were alerted by a private forestry consultant of a potential infestation. Emerald ash borer larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under the bark and feeding on the part of the tree that moves nutrients up and down the trunk. It was first discovered in North America in the Detroit area in 2002, and over the past sixteen years, it has decimated ash populations in over 30 states. Ash trees comprise approximately 5% of Vermont forests and are also a very common and important urban tree. EAB threatens white ash, green ash and black ash in Vermont and could have significant ecological and economic impacts.

Those attending the meeting will have an opportunity to learn about emerald ash borer and hear how state and federal agencies are responding to the insect’s presence in Vermont. Attendees will also be informed about how they can limit the spread of emerald ash borer. Representatives from the various state and federal agencies will be present to answer questions.

Emerald Ash Borer Informational Meeting
Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Barre First Presbyterian Church
19 Seminary Street 
Barre, Vermont

For more information on EAB, please visit www.vtinvasives.org

Fri Mar 1 6

Poem-A-Day Recording Sessions, PoemCity 2018

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

March 16, Noon–2 pm

Bon Mot, WGDR – FM’s weekly poetry program at Goddard College Community Radio will feature 31 poems from Vermont authors during April’s National Poetry month. Help fill the spring air with images and dreams, rhymes and rhythms. Participants will receive a digital recording of their poem and a chance to be included in WGDR’s broadcast day. With simple digital recording equipment, Rick Agran will capture your poem for posterity. Folks are invited to come read or listen quietly. Young voices welcomed and encouraged.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

223-3338

Fri Mar 1 6

Annual Takeout Dinner in Waterbury Center

3582 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, USA
3582 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT 05677, USA
The annual pork loin takeout dinner sponsored by the Waterbury Center
Community Church will be held  Friday,  March 16 at the church on
Route 100, next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
The dinner includes pork loin, gravy, mashed potato, corn, salad, roll,
applesauce and dessert all for $9.00.
Dinners can be picked up on Friday,  March 16 between 4 and 6pm.
Advance reservations are needed   call  802-244-8089.
The event is hosted by the Church trustees
Fri Mar 1 6

Irish Dinner & Music

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

Twin Valley Senior Center

MARCH 16 5:00PM – 7:00 PM

$10.00 – Age 10 & Under $5.00

Reservations Not Needed

The Abbey Group is donating, cooking, and

overseeing a fantastic Corn Beef Cabbage Dinner

to help TVSC Meals On Wheels Program!

Serenading you through dinner with Irish Music will be

Barry Hayes from St. Johnsbury, VT.

4583 US Rte2, East Montpelier / Telephone 223-3322

Door Prize awarded to lucky winner!

50/50 Raffle Available / Winner Takes Half

Proceeds to benefit:

MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM

based at Twin Valley Senior Center

Fri Mar 1 6

“Taste of Maple” culinary competition

38 Park Ave, Northfield, VT 05663, USA
38 Park Ave, Northfield, VT 05663, USA

Chefs from local eateries will vie for top honors in the annual “Taste of Maple” culinary competition, a fundraiser for Mayo Healthcare on Friday, March 16th at Norwich University’s Milano Ballroom, 5:30 – 8 pm.

The event attracts chefs from nearby restaurants, cafes and delis, each demonstrating their talents with maple-infused creations. Attendees sample the creations, then vote for their favorites. The fundraiser also features a silent auction and bucket raffle.

Tickets for the Taste of Maple are available at Mayo Healthcare and Northfield Pharmacy, and online at www.brownpapertickets.com. If you’d like to come, Mayo recommends that you act fast — last year’s event sold out.

 

Fri Mar 1 6

Make Believers! A Literary Cabaret & Open Mic

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

March 16, 7:30–9:30 pm

Make Believers! is part literary cabaret, part open mic, and 100% lit.

Cafe Anna
College Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier

https://zealophone.org
802.552.0692
events@zealophone.org

Free

Sat Mar 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 Mar 1 7

Marketing Your Art

180 S Vermont 108, Cambridge, VT 05444, USA
180 S Vermont 108, Cambridge, VT 05444, USA

Katharine Montstream will lead a conversation on March 17 about Marketing Your Art, as she has experienced it in her career: how she got started, what she learned early, and what has helped her establish herself in the minds of many as “Vermont’s Favorite.” There is no charge for this session, and no registration required.

Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT. All seating is first come, first served, except for the workshops that require a fee. More information is available at www.bryangallery.org or by calling 802-644-5100.

Sat Mar 1 7

VSAC's College & Career Pathways

Hoehl Welcome Center, 808 Campus Rd, Colchester, VT 05439, USA
Hoehl Welcome Center, 808 Campus Rd, Colchester, VT 05439, USA

March 17, 9 am–1:30 pm

Join VSAC for a half-day of FREE college planning workshops on admissions, how to pay, campus life and apprenticeships.

Saint Michael’s College
One Winooski Park, Colchester

http://www.vsac.org/plan/college-career-pathways

events@vsac.org

888-943-7301

Free

Sat Mar 1 7

Green Mountain Club Young Adventurers Club (YAC) Outing.

2947 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2947 US-2, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA

March 17, Saturday – East Montpelier. Moderate. 2-3 miles. Come and explore some of the East Montpelier trails with other caretakers and our littlest adventurers, ages 0-5. We’ll choose a moderate path, perfect for trail and weather conditions. Meet at 10 A.M.Contact Sharon Plumb, sharon.plumb@gmail.com for meeting place.

Sat Mar 1 7

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPRING LECTURE: Journalists John Christie and Naomi Schalit

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

March 17, Noon: Journalists John Christie and Naomi Schalit discuss

Integrity of Journalism: How to be a critical thinking news consumer

The League of Women Voters is proud to feature veteran journalists John Christie and Naomi Schalit at their annual Spring Lecture & Lunch on March 17 at Capital Plaza Hotel, Ethan Allen Room, 100 State Street, Montpelier. The husband and wife duo will lead a spirited discussion on the critical connection between journalism and democracy, an insider look into investigative journalism, online news sources, journalistic objectivity, and being a savvy news consumer.

Christie and Schalit founded the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting (MCPIR) in 2009 because of their concern about the decline of and need for investigative reporting in Maine. MCPIR gives citizens information on unreported problems in state and local government and public officials, which has led to significant changes in state law and policy.

Christie is a media executive whose 40-year career includes work in four states as writer, editor, general manager and publisher for newspapers owned by Tribune Media, Dow Jones & Company, and The Seattle Times Company. In 2008, a series Christie edited, “For I was Hungry,” about hunger in Maine, won a number of regional and national awards, including best editorial series from the national Society of Professional Journalists.

Schalit has written for magazines and newspapers around the country, worked as columnist for the Maine Times, and was a reporter and producer at Maine Public Radio. She won many awards for her radio reporting, including one from Public Radio News Directors, Inc. for her expose of an historic state conservation deal gone bad.

Tickets $5 for non-League members, includes lunch. Make checks payable to LWVVT and mail to P.O. Box 1391, Montpelier, VT 05602 OR register online at https://tinyurl.com/LWVVT-Spring2018. Questions: Sonja Schuyler, (802) 899-3657 or lwvofvt@gmail.com.

Sat Mar 1 7

Coffee with a Cop

100 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
100 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

Montpelier Police Dept. will be holding our next Coffee with a Cop event on Saturday, 17 March 2018 from 2 – 4 PM at Down Home Kitchen located at 100 Main Street in Montpelier.

Police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

In thousands of cities and towns in all 50 states, and now many other countries, “Coffee with a Cop” has done wonders for community trust, police legitimacy, and partnership building.

Community members come to a local “Coffee with a Cop” for a variety of reasons, but no matter why, they are likely to leave with a more positive impression of their local police department. One of the keys to “Coffee with a Cop’s” success is that it removes the physical barriers and crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. Instead it allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere. This informal contact increases trust in police officers as individuals which is foundation to building partnerships and engaging in community problem solving.

Sun Mar 1 8

“Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.”

1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

At 2pm Sunday and Monday, March 18th & 19th, the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) will present the award winning documentary“Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.”

Winner of the coveted Peabody Award, “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews” is a monumental series spanning three millennia of Jewish history and culture. The series is hosted by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Abba Eban, who describes it as “a celebration of our common humanistic and moral heritage, explored through the mysteries of preservation, renewal and resonance of the Jewish people.”

Host Abba Eban, a renowned author and scholar, explores fascinating and captivating Jewish culture and civilization. The emergence of a Jewish identity is chronicled based on ideas, not territory, and the intellectual interaction between the Jewish world and classical Greece and Rome. “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews” brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their interaction with the rest of Western civilization.

This multi-day event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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 www.JCOGS.org

Mon Mar 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 Mar 1 9

Dreams and Self Expression

58 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
58 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
Bethel University is a pop-up university in the town of Bethel, just off Rt 89 at exit 3. All classes are free.
We hope you will join us!
Mondays, March 12, 19, and 26
6 – 8pm
Christ Church Parish House, 58 N Main Street, Bethel
Exploring our dreams can help us discover new dimensions of our creativity. As we enter the dream reality, we experience feelings and images that can inform how we express ourselves.
Humans are creative beings with a deep need to express our inner experience. For centuries people have used art, music, voice, writing, and movement to express that need. Participants will learn the basics of exploring their dreams, and will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media to express their dream-inspired, inner experience.
To learn more about Bethel University, go to betheluniversityvt.org
Please register on the BU website if you want to attend. We recommend that you sign up for all three classes as each session will include different material.
All classes are free.
Mon Mar 1 9

“Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.”

1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

At 2pm Sunday and Monday, March 18th & 19th, the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe (JCOGS) will present the award winning documentary“Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.”

Winner of the coveted Peabody Award, “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews” is a monumental series spanning three millennia of Jewish history and culture. The series is hosted by former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Abba Eban, who describes it as “a celebration of our common humanistic and moral heritage, explored through the mysteries of preservation, renewal and resonance of the Jewish people.”

Host Abba Eban, a renowned author and scholar, explores fascinating and captivating Jewish culture and civilization. The emergence of a Jewish identity is chronicled based on ideas, not territory, and the intellectual interaction between the Jewish world and classical Greece and Rome. “Heritage: Civilization and the Jews” brings to life the long and complex history of the Jews and their interaction with the rest of Western civilization.

This multi-day event is free, accessible, and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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 www.JCOGS.org

Mon Mar 1 9

Orchard Valley Open House

2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
2290 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651, USA
Monday, March 19, 6:30pm to 8pm
Orchard Valley Waldorf School’s Main Campus
2290 VT Route 14N, East Montpelier
Visit the campus, talk with teachers, and learn why Orchard Valley students are so happy to come to school each day!
The main campus offers two mixed-age Kindergarten programs, including Farm & Forest, and Grades 1-8.
For questions and to let us know you’re coming, contact Cathie Ely at 456-7400 or enrollment@ovws.org.
Mon Mar 1 9

Play Reading, “Blithe Spirit”

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

March 19, 6:30 pm

All are invited to participate in reading Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Scripts will be provided and parts will be chosen at random. Anyone who chooses to listen rather than read is most welcome. Please email any questions to Nancy Schulz: SaddleShoes2@gmail.com

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier

Mon Mar 1 9

Vermont Fish & Wildlife public hearing

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

For hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in deer and moose.

The hearings will also include a review of the proposed 2018 moose hunting season and an opportunity for the public to comment.

Monday, March 19 – Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr., Montpelier, VT 05602

6:30–9 pm

Tue Mar 2 0

Volunteers Welcome Spring at Central VT Adult Basic Education

46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA
46 Washington St, Barre, VT 05641, USA

 

Tuesday, March 20

Noon-1:00

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE)

Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St., Barre

Discover CVABE’s volunteer opportunities. New volunteers welcome. Current volunteers from all CVABE’s Learning Centers are welcome to share their experiences and inspire others. For more information and to rsvp, please contact Gale Rome at 802-476-4588, grome@cvabe.org

Tue Mar 2 0

Montpelier Ukulele Group Concert

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

March 20, 6:30 pm

Celebrate the first day of spring by listening to the joyous sounds of Montpelier’s own ukulele group

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

223-3338

Wed Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 2 1

Kid’s Movies

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

Third Wednesdays starting at 5:30 p.m.
For kids of all ages and their grown-ups.
​Come enjoy a short, 30 minute film before community supper is served

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 Mar 2 1

CVMC Community Town Hall

130 Fisher Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USA
130 Fisher Rd, Berlin, VT 05602, USA

Meet CVMC’s new president and COO. Learn about Patient- and Family-Centered Care and how to get involved as a patient advisor.

March 21, 5:30–7 pm

Central Vermont Medical Center, Conference rooms 1 and 2, Berlin.

UVMhealth.org/CVMC

Wed Mar 2 1

Banish the Burlington Marathon Blues 

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

Wednesday, March 21 6:00-7:00pm

Sarah Richardson, Senior Chi Running Instructor

Train safely and efficiently to avoid being sidelined on race day from an injury. Four months of training can be rough on the body. Learn top tips for staying injury free while training for your marathon.

Free

For all workshops: 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 Mar 2 1

Wednesday Night Movie: La La Land

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$5

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Location:

Highland Center for the Arts
Box Office – 802-533-2000
Wed Mar 2 1

Amphibian Monitoring Public Training Night

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

Wednesday, March 21st, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Salamanders and frogs migrate by the thousands from forests to wetlands each spring, often crossing our roads at great peril. These seldom-seen amphibians radiate charisma, color, inspiration, and moxie on even the rainiest April nights. But they need our help! Join NBNC and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies for this evening presentation about our local amphibians. Learn how you, your family, or your students can find and enjoy these cryptic migration corridors safely. Find out about ongoing amphibian research at NBNC and VCE, and how you can get involved with amphibian citizen science. Free!

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier

229-6206

northbranchnaturecenter.org

Thu Mar 2 2

Cross-country Ski Craftsbury with Green Mountain Club

535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827, USA
535 Lost Nation Rd, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827, USA

March 22, Thursday – Moderate. Spend the day cross-country skiing at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Thu Mar 2 2

Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day

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

March 22, 8:30 am–4 pm

Register for Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day! Learn, hear, inform, and network.

Vermont Statehouse
115 State St
Montpelier

info@commongoodvt.org

$35 – link to register: http://events.commongoodvt.org/event/vermont-nonprofit-legislative-day/?instance_id=1423

Thu Mar 2 2

Botanical Illustration Workshop

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

At North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier
March 22 and March 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Join us for this two-part workshop. The first class covers careful observation of plant shapes and details, and translating these to the page in an initial detailed pencil drawing of your subject. The second session covers illustration techniques for pen and ink, including stippling and cross-hatching, and completing our botanical illustrations using ink. A small materials fee covers fine drawing paper, pencils, and multiple options of art pens. Led by plant ecologist, floral designer, and flower farmer Eva Dannenberg Alexander. Fee: for members and nonmembers (plus $15 per person materials fee). Ages 14 and up. More Info and Registration 802.229.6206

Fri Mar 2 3

Peruvian film and food

218 Town Farm Rd, Hardwick, VT 05843, USA
218 Town Farm Rd, Hardwick, VT 05843, USA

Spring time brings Peruvian film and food to Heartbeet Lifesharing in Hardwick.

Local filmmaker Teresa Savel in collaboration with Heartbeet (http://heartbeet.org) will host an evening you won’t want to miss! The first screening of the Northeast Film Tour of ‘Palomita’/Little Dove (www.palomitamovie.com), a documentary  about an indigenous women’s doll-making collective high in the Andes Mountains of Peru; will take place on Friday, March 23, at Heartbeet’s Community Center, 218 Town Farm Road in Hardwick. The event begins at 5:30 with a traditional Peruvian meal followed by the film.  Admission by donation.  Peruvian meal & film, suggested donation $10.  $5 for film only.Reservations are required for dinner, preferably by Thursday the 22nd.

The film takes us from Southern Vermont and journeys to a village in Q’ewar, Peru, where the doll Palomita is one of hundreds handmade at the social and economic initiative called the Q’ewar Project (http://qewar.com).  The film is a 54 minute documentary jewel with vibrant cinematography and original Peruvian music.  The Q’ewar Project identifies the most at-risk and marginalized women, offers them training for jobs making heirloom quality, natural-fiber, multi-ethnic dolls and helps build community.  Palomita introduces us to four courageous workers from the Q’ewar Project who share with us a glimpse into their heroic lives. The income earned by these women crafters brings them closer to economic independence and helps the Project’s goal of constructing an elementary school.  The film makes it clear, that even more important than the money that is being earned, the Q’ewar Project supports these women’s ability to regain dignity for themselves and their families.

Vermont’s connection with this doll making initiative goes back over 15 years.  Margret Daniel, who runs the nonprofit shop Lukana’s Dream, in Bethel, with her daughter, Madelaine Wigglesworth brought the first 10 dolls to Vermont before the Q’ewar Project was officially established.  Now the Q’ewar Project is recognized for it’s exquisite dolls internationally.

Palomita has been described as a “…beautiful portrayal of how belonging and creativity can re-ignite the human heart in spite of trauma and hopelessness…theses dolls bring our worlds together, celebrating the resilience of the human heart.”

Mark your calendars and welcome in the Spring with an inspirational and life-affirming evening of Peruvian film and food.

The subject content may be sensitive for younger viewers, so parental discretion is advised for children under the age of 12. The movie is partially subtitled. 

There will be Q’ewar doll gifts for individuals making tax-deductible donations of $10 or greater to the non-profit Q’ewar Project!  Proceeds from the event benefit the Q’ewar Project in Peru.

Reservations/information contactpalomitamovie@gmail.com      Heartbeet: 802-472-3285

Articles:  Brava to local filmmaker: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=16218&page=1

One Doll’s Journey:

http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=16076&page=1

Fri Mar 2 3

Paint n Sip with Liz Lawson

28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
28 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Paint n Sip with Liz Lawson
Fri, March 23, 6pm – 8pm
Bagitos, Main St., Montpelier
Sat Mar 2 4

Snowshoe Worcester with Green Mountain Club

12 Calais Rd, Worcester, VT 05682, USA
12 Calais Rd, Worcester, VT 05682, USA

March 24, Saturday –  Moderate. 5 miles. Worcester Mountain. Start at the trailhead in Worcester, and hike up to Worcester Mountain, returning on the same trail. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Sat Mar 2 4

Vermont Mountaineers Hot Stove Banquet

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

March 24 at the Capital Plaza in Montpelier.

Featuring Ken Squier of Waterbury, who was recently elected as the first broadcaster in history to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and Giancarlo Esposito of the popular TV shows Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

$45 per person

 thevermontmountaineers.com

248-8818

Sat Mar 2 4

Maple Open House Weekend 2018

When visiting sugar houses on March 24th and 25th, visitors can expect warm welcomes from their sugar maker hosts, eager to educate and share with the public the process of making maple syrup from sap – an inside look at the hard work that goes into producing each jug of syrup. Traditional Open House activities include sampling syrup; tours of the woods; pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sugar-on-snow parties; and plenty of maple products to taste including maple donuts, maple cotton candy and maple creemees.

For more information about the weekend and to see the growing list of participating sugarhouses and partnering businesses, visit: www.vermontmaple.org/mohw.

Sat Mar 2 4

Montpelier Home Show

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

March 24, 9 am–2 pm

Spring is a great time to find innovative home solutions. Visit with local businesses and earn a chance to win the DOOR PRIZE valued at $500! Form sustainable building and design, energy efficiency, alarm & video security, hardscape and edible landscaping, plumbing and heating repairs or installations, to natural remedies to mold odor & allergen problems. Come visit with these businesses owners, and more, to help you and your neighbors get ready for Spring.

City Center, 89 Main Street, Montpelier

Visit Facebook Page Event “Montpelier Home Show” or contact Madelief Becherer at 595-5802

Sat Mar 2 4

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Open House

1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851, USA
1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851, USA

An Open House and Instant Decision Day for prospective students will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24 at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon.

The free event is for students just starting their college search and those who want an admissions decision on the spot. The day will include a tour, sitting in on classes, lunch, and sessions to learn about financial aid, academics and residential life.

To register and see the day’s schedule, visit northernvermont.edu/visit.

Sat Mar 2 4

River Rock School's 11th Annual Mud Season Auction

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

March 24, 10:30 am–1:30 pm

River Rock School is holding their 11th Annual Mud Season Auction at The Unitarian Church Of Montpelier at 130 Main St. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for viewing off all silent and live auction items, gift certificates, antiques, and much more. Live auction begins at 11:00 a.m. called by auctioneer Dave Rowell. Come enjoy homemade concessions and hear a live bagpiper. All proceeds support River Rock School’s Tuition Assistance Program.

Free

riverrockschool@comcast.net 

Sat Mar 2 4

March for Our Lives

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

March for Our Lives is a rally in solidarity with Parkland youth. The youth of today are being forced to step up and take the action that wasn’t previously being taken. This rally has been organized primarily by youth around Vermont and will take place in Montpelier on the State House Lawn on Saturday, March 24th from 12-2 pm.

At this rally there will be tables providing information regarding gun violence, voter registration, and other issues of importance to youth.  Youth presenters will talk about different issues regarding gun violence–not only mass shootings but also gun violence in everyday life. This is an opportunity to address legislators and voice the need for safety in this country. If you support survivors of gun violence and the Parkland Youth and you believe safety needs to be priority, you will attend this march.

Tentative Speakers:

  • Clai Lasher Sommers (Executive Director, GunSenseVT, and Survivor)
  • Zoe Hecht (8th grader, Vermont Commons School)
  • Alexandra Smart (Montpelier High School)
  • Allie Brown (Senior, Burlington High School)
  • Olivia Horton (Early College Student, Johnson State )
  • Additional Survivors of Gun Violence

The March for the Our Lives organizing committee is a group of dedicated students ranging in age from 13 to 23. The group came together to create a local platform for youth to raise their voices about gun violence.

 

Sat Mar 2 4

Oil Painting Demo

180 S Vermont 108, Cambridge, VT 05444, USA
180 S Vermont 108, Cambridge, VT 05444, USA

Landscape artist Eric Tobin will present an oil painting demonstration on Saturday, March 24, 1 – 3, painting a canvas from start to finish. Converse with him about the decisions, methods and organization of landscape painting, while he paints. No charge; no registration required.

Bryan Memorial Gallery, 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT. All seating is first come, first served, except for the workshops that require a fee. More information is available at www.bryangallery.org or by calling 802-644-5100.

Sat Mar 2 4

David Nadelberg Book Signing: "My Mortified Life”

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

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 4:00pm

Dave Nadelberg, creator of Mortified (getmortified.com), a grassroots storytelling project where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids, will sign copies of My Mortified Life: A Guided Journal, at his workshop at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA).  Location: VCFA on College Street, Montpelier

Sat Mar 2 4

Spaghetti Dinner

The Church of God of Prophecy on Quarry Hill in Barre, VT is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner with Live Entertainment on Saturday, March 24th at 5:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.    Music will be provided by local talent and it will be open mic for those wanting to participate.  Bring your instruments!  Please come on out for a great dinner and night of entertainment.  For more information, please call (802) 454-8529.

Sat Mar 2 4

Dinner at Hogwarts

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

Visit the Wand Shop, Sit with your Hogwarts House, take a picture with Hogwarts faculty, and more.

March 24, 5pm

Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier

Advance tickets only

Adults $25; children under 12 $20.

223-2424

Sun Mar 2 5

Maple Open House Weekend 2018

When visiting sugar houses on March 24th and 25th, visitors can expect warm welcomes from their sugar maker hosts, eager to educate and share with the public the process of making maple syrup from sap – an inside look at the hard work that goes into producing each jug of syrup. Traditional Open House activities include sampling syrup; tours of the woods; pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn sleigh rides, sugar-on-snow parties; and plenty of maple products to taste including maple donuts, maple cotton candy and maple creemees.

For more information about the weekend and to see the growing list of participating sugarhouses and partnering businesses, visit: www.vermontmaple.org/mohw.

Mon Mar 2 6

Dreams and Self Expression

58 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
58 Main St, Bethel, VT 05032, USA
Bethel University is a pop-up university in the town of Bethel, just off Rt 89 at exit 3. All classes are free.
We hope you will join us!
Mondays, March 12, 19, and 26
6 – 8pm
Christ Church Parish House, 58 N Main Street, Bethel
Exploring our dreams can help us discover new dimensions of our creativity. As we enter the dream reality, we experience feelings and images that can inform how we express ourselves.
Humans are creative beings with a deep need to express our inner experience. For centuries people have used art, music, voice, writing, and movement to express that need. Participants will learn the basics of exploring their dreams, and will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media to express their dream-inspired, inner experience.
To learn more about Bethel University, go to betheluniversityvt.org
Please register on the BU website if you want to attend. We recommend that you sign up for all three classes as each session will include different material.
All classes are free.
Mon Mar 2 6

Pacem Open House

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

March 26, 4:30-6 pm

Learn about our curriculum and programs.

Meet current faculty, parents, and students.

32 College St., Montpelier

223-1010

pacemschool.org

Mon Mar 2 6

LGBTQ Film & Discussion Series

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

March 26, 6 pm

This movie is set at an exclusive girl’s school managed by best friends. When a student is punished for one of her many misdeeds, the mean-spirited girl rushes to her wealthy aunt and accuses the teachers of having an “unnatural relationship.” As the student’s lies grow in viciousness, the students’ parents withdraw their children from the school. When the aunt discovers that her niece has been lying, she tries to make amends, but it is too late. Presented by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and the Unitarian Church of Montpelier

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

223-3338

Mon Mar 2 6

A Conversation with Nina Thompson

58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
58 Barre St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Monday, March 26, 6:30-8:00pm
Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, 223-2518
Free
Nina founded the Wake up to Dying Project (WUTD) which was an awareness and action campaign encouraging people to think and talk about dying through stories, art and opportunities to engage. The mission of the organization was to help each of us prepare, practically and emotionally, to face this shared human experience.  Nina drew her vision for the WUTD from her years as a business consultant, event organizer, hospice volunteer, and Zen Buddhist practitioner. WUTD has recently ended though the first person audio stories live on and Nina has returned to business consulting with a focus on end-of-life projects. She also offeres guidance and coordination to individuals, who along with their families and friends, are navigating end-of-life. Nina has generously shared her expertise with MSAC this year as we offer programming related to death, dying and life. Join us for a chance to learn more about Nina’s pioneering work in the field and to discuss what is happening in the growing end-of-life movement.
Mon Mar 2 6

Miss Jubilee's Curious Bingo at Charlie O's

70 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
70 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

3/26 Miss Jubilee’s Curious Bingo (game) 9pm

Tue Mar 2 7

"Ratf**ked" Discussion with Edward P. Kohn

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

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 7:00pm

Hosted by Bear Pond Books & Lean Left Vermont. Come prepared to discuss the book and its topics, such as gerrymandering and redistricting. Facilitated by Norwich Professor Edward P. Kohn. Free & open to the public. Book available at the store for 15% off. RSVP online or in the store. Location: Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street, Montpelier. 802-229-0774info@bearpondbooks.comwww.bearpondbooks.com

Wed Mar 2 8

Music Together ~FREE Family Music and Movement Class

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

Wednesday, March 28 and April 18 from 10:30 to 11:30

Nurture your child’s music competency in a relaxed, playful setting. For families with newborns through age 5+. More information is available at:  www.music together.com.  Taught by Ellen Leonard: 223-1242

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 Mar 2 8

Observations on the Cosmos

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

March 28 

Retired Engineer and Teacher Chris Brown

Observations on the Cosmos

Brown will discuss recent cosmic activities, including a spectacular neutron star collision, which may help scientists answer long-standing questions in astrophysics.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center , 58 Barre Street, Montpelier

1:30 pm

learn.uvm.edu/osher

Wed Mar 2 8

Wednesday Night Movie: Cars 3

2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
2853 Hardwick St, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
Wednesday, March 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$5

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning.

Location:

Highland Center for the Arts
Box Office – 802-533-2000
Wed Mar 2 8

Introduction to Essential Oils with Elysia Gingue

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

Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.

Come learn about the primary benefits of essential oils. Find out ways to effectively and safely use essential oils to a support a more natural lifestyle as an alternative way to manage health issues. I am a massage therapist for 3 1/2 years, a doTERRA wellness advocate for 2 1/2 years, and a former high school science teacher.

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 Mar 2 8

Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters: A Talk by Civil War expert Howard Coffin

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

March 28, 7 pm

Vermont sent far more sharpshooters to the Union armies than any other state on a per capita basis.
Historian Howard Coffin will discuss his recent research into this little-recognized group and consider the reasons why Vermont may have been so well-represented in this elite group of marksmen. Speakers Bureau, Vermont Humanities Council program.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

223-3338

Wed Mar 2 8

Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters: A Talk by Civil War expert Howard Coffin

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

March 28, 7 pm

Vermont sent far more sharpshooters to the Union armies than any other state on a per capita basis.
Historian Howard Coffin will discuss his recent research into this little-recognized group and consider the reasons why Vermont may have been so well-represented in this elite group of marksmen. Speakers Bureau, Vermont Humanities Council program.

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

223-3338

Thu Mar 2 9

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 Mar 2 9

Botanical Illustration Workshop

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

At North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, Montpelier
March 22 and March 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Join us for this two-part workshop. The first class covers careful observation of plant shapes and details, and translating these to the page in an initial detailed pencil drawing of your subject. The second session covers illustration techniques for pen and ink, including stippling and cross-hatching, and completing our botanical illustrations using ink. A small materials fee covers fine drawing paper, pencils, and multiple options of art pens. Led by plant ecologist, floral designer, and flower farmer Eva Dannenberg Alexander. Fee: for members and nonmembers (plus $15 per person materials fee). Ages 14 and up. More Info and Registration 802.229.6206

Thu Mar 2 9

Faculty Lecture Series: Leslie Johnson

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

Leslie Johnson,” More Than Just ‘Baby Weight:’ The Stigma of Retaining Weight Gained During Pregnancy and Its Relation to New Mothers’ Well-Being and Comfort as Mothers”  

March 29

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/.

Sat Mar 3 1

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 Mar 3 1

Spring Egg Hunt

2-362 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
2-362 Parkway St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
Saturday, March 31, 10-11am
Hubbard Park Winter Street Gate | 223-7335
Free
Candy, prizes, and fun! Kids ages 12 and under can collect chocolate eggs and look for the Gold and Silver Eggs to win prize baskets.
Arrive at 9:45am for a 10am start. Please bring a non-perishable food item for admission! Thank you to our event sponsors National Life Group and Hunger Mountain Co-op!
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