2013-02-21 / Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

ART EXHIBITS AROUND THE AREA

Northfield

Through April, 2013 - Second installment of Sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War, “Norwich University & The Civil Way: Toward a Higher Moral Purpose,” Sullivan Museum & History Center at Norwich University behind the library, open weekdays. Through June, 2013, Useful & Elegant Accomplishments, Sullivan Museum.

Berlin

Through March 15 - Photography of John Snell, Still Learning To See, in CVMC Gallery.

Randolph

Through February - 2D/3D Show featuring 20 though 30 year old artists showcasing the diversity and perspectives of innovation in the Vermont community, Chandler Gallery. Through March 27 - Harriet Chase Photo Art at Gifford Gallery, 44 S. Main Street.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Northfield

9:30 - 11 a.m. - Playgroup, United Church of Northfield, 262-3292x113 for information.

Berlin

6 p.m. - Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group with Dr.David Ospina discussing the link between cancer and blood disorders, CVMC Conference Room #2, 872-6309 for information.

Montpelier

10 - 11:30 a.m. - Presto Change O Camouflage, preschool discovery program for ages 3 - 5, learn about nature’s tricks, North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, $5 members/$8 non-members, 229-6206 for information.

2 p.m. - MSAC Trip to Italy Informational Talk, learn about the October trip to Italy’s great cities, open to non-members ages 50 plus, Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street.

6- 8 p.m. - Parenting Children ages 1 -4, second of a three part workshop, childcare available, Family Center of Washington County, 383 Sherwood Drive, $15/$25 couple, pre register at 262-3292x115.

6 - 8 p.m. - Vorced Vaccination: Who is Calling the Shots with Dr. Sandy Reider, Deborah Kahnand Jennifer Stella, hosted by VT Coalition for Vaccine Choice, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, FREE.

6 - 9 p.m. - Adult CPR/AED, get the skills to respond to adult breathing and cardiac emergencies, fee includes all materials and 2 year certification, $60, Montpelier High School, Room 101,225-8699 to register and for information.

7:30 p.m. - Founding the Vermont Historical Society Amid Tumultous Change, Farmers’ Night offers an evening of history, music and poetry, Statehouse, FREE.

Barre

1:30 p.m. - Step Into the Past: A tour of the VHC Galleries led by Curator Jacqueline Calder, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning series, Vermont History Center, $5 for non-members.

6 - 7:30 p.m. - Reseraching your Family History for Social Change & Healing with Dorie Wilsnack hosted by Barre Recreation, Onion River Exchange, Barre Recreation Department, $5 suggested donation, pre-register at 552-3020.

9 p.m. - Open Mike with John Lackard, Green Mountain Tavern, 10 Keith Ave., no cover, 522-3482 for information

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21

Northfield

3:30 p.m. - Poetry Reading with Vermont’s Poet Laureate Sydney Lea reading and discussing his poetry, for students and adults, refreshments to follow, Brown  Public Library, 485-4621 for information, FREE.

6 p.m. - BB Gun Practice, Rifle Range on Bailey Road for boys and girls ages 8 - 14, call Jack Baroffio at 485-3311 for information.

Montpelier

9:30 - 11 a.m. - Play Group, St. Augustine’s Church, Lower Level. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street, donations accepted, 229-9155 for informtion.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Volunteer Information Session for Vermont Historical Society and State House, meet current volunteers and learn how you can become a volunteer tour guide, 109 State Street, 828-1413 or 1411 for information.

2 - 5 p.m. - Green Mountain Care Board Meeting, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care Annual Report with Catherine Fulton, continued discussion on health care expenditure targets, Department of Financial Regulation, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 89 Main Street.

6 - 7:30 p.m. - Dad’s and Kids Playgroup, Family Center of Washington County.

6 - 7:45 p.m. - Planning a Medicinal Herb Garden for the Home Medicine Chest with Rebecca Dalgin, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

7:30 p.m. - Laugh Til You Die, comedy and clowning by he renowned Tom Murphy, part of LNT’s Winterfest, Lost Nation Theater, $20/$15/$10, 229-0492 for tickets and information.

Barre

6 - 8 p.m. - Dog Behavior, Introductory class with Caroly Grodinsky for dog owners only, no dogs, hosted by Barre Recreation and Onion River Exchane, Barre Recreation Department, $10 suggested donation, 552-3020 to register and for information.

6:30 - 8 p.m. - Flower Essences for Winter Blues with Fearn Lickfield, shotd by Barre Recreation and Onion River Exchange, Barre Recreation Department, $15 suggested donation, 552-3020 to register and for information.

Waterbury

7 p.m. - Fly Tying Workshop, learn the basics with Bill Whiteheair for ages 12 through adult, all materials provided, Waterbury Public Library, must pre-regisster at 244-7036, FREE.

Stowe

10 a.m. - Cross Country Ski with Green Mountain Club, moderate, various distances at Stowe Mountain Resort, pass or trail fee required, meet at DOL parking lot, 229-9787 for information.

7 - 10 p.m. - Auditions for Stowe Theater Guild, name of show to be announced later, performances will be July 12 through August 1, Town Hall Theater, 67 Main Street, e-mail amena.smith@gmer.com for time slot.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Northfield

Noon - Midnight - Open House at the American Legion, food from the grill available from 5 to 7 p.m.

Montpelier

9 a.m. - Noon- REACH Information with Chloe Budnick from Onion River Exchange talks with people about the REACH program, Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street,. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street, donations accepted, 229-9155 for informtion.

5 - 6:30 p.m. - Lenten Fish Dinner, weekly raffles of gift certificates, dinner includes baked fish, soup salad, vegetable, potato, beverage and dessert, fish sticks and mac & cheese for kids available, St. Augustine’s Parish Hall basement, $10/$6/$29 families of four, season passes available, benefits Central Vermont Catholic School in Barre.

6- 8 p.m. - Pacem School Showcase of the Arts, art, theater and musical performances by students ages 10 - 18, any student may participate, Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel, 223-1010 for information.

7 - 8:30 p.m. - Full Moon Snowshoe Hike, explore Montpelier’s hillsides with NBNC staff, showshoes and hot chocolate provided, North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street, $5 members/$10 non-members, 229-6206 for information.

7:30 p.m. - Laugh Til You Die, comedy and clowning by he renowned Tom Murphy, part of LNT’s Winterfest, Lost Nation Theater, $20/$15/$10, 229-0492 for tickets and information.

Plainfield

8 p.m. - Session Americana, performanceby the Boston based fold rock band, Pat Hull Band, Goddard College, haybarn Theater, $15 advance/$20 day of performance, 595-2233 for tickets and information.

Waterbury

10 - 11 a.m. - Crawling in From the Cold: How Turtles Survive in Winter, stories, live turtles and more with Sandal Cate of North Branch Nature Center, Waterbury Public Library, preregister at 244-7036.

Stowe

7 - 10 p.m. - Auditions for Stowe Theater Guild, name of show to be announced later, performances will be July 12 through August 1, Town Hall Theater, 67 Main Street, e-mail amena.smith@gmer.com for time slot.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Northfield

6 p.m. - American Legion Fish Fry, fish, hand cut fries and coleslaw, $10, American Legion Post.

Williamstown

11 a.m. - Public Hearing on the new Public Safety Building, Fire Station, 154 Depot Street. 6 p.m. - Annual Ham Dinner sponsored by Charity Chapter #57, Order of the Eastern Star, Masoinic Temple across from the Elementary School, $10/$5 children, 479-9664 for reservations and information.

Montpelier

9:30 - 11 a.m. - Dad’s and Kids Playgroup, Family Center of Washington County. 10 a.m. -Maple Onion 15K Freestyle Race, Morse Farm Ski Touring Center, $15 advance/$20 day of event/$5 under age 18, registration 9 a.m., races at 10 a.m., 229-9409 to register or events@onionriver.com.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Trinity Community Thrift Store 137 Main Street, donations accepted, 229-9155 for information.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Winter Farmers Market, produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, preepared foods, crafts, Vermont College of Fine Arts Gym.

2 - 4 p.m. - The Innate Codedian, workshop with Tom Murphy for ages 13 and up, requires physicalization of ideas and some gentle aerobatics, Lost Nation Theater, $35, register at 229-0492.

2 - 5 p.m. - English Scottish Dance Party with The Turning Stile, Joanne Garton on diffle, AaronMarcus on piano with teaching by Val Medveand Martha Kent, $10 with potluck to the dancing, Capital City Grange Hall, off Route 12, Northfield Street, 879-7618 for information. 

7 p.m. - Cabin Fever Spelling Bee and Silent Auction, 21 local authors and poets compete in a spelling bee to benefit the library with David Budbill, Burr Morse and more, Kellogg Hubbard Library, $10, 223-3338.

7:30 p.m. - Laugh Til You Die, comedy and clowning by he renowned Tom Murphy, part of LNT’s Winterfest, Lost Nation Theater, $20/$15/$10, 229-0492 for tickets and information.

East Montpelier

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - CVHS Birthday Party, join the adoptable pets for some family fun to celebrate the shelter’s third year in East Montpelier, bring a gift for the animals and enjoy raffles, birthday cake and more, Central Vermont Humane Society, Route 14S, 476-3811 for information.

Barre

3:30 - 5 p.m. - Art Closing, closing reception for “Thinking Out of the Box” and other exhibits, Studio Place Arts, 476-8627 for information.

6 p.m. - Baked Chicken Dinner with scalloped potatoes, dessert and more, hosted by Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW to honor entrants in Voice of Democracy Contest, VFW Post 790, $12, 439-3569 or 249-9124 for tickets and information.

Waterbury

6 p.m. - Closing - Dan Boomhower, pianist and singer, the Cider House, Route 2, 244-8400 for information.

Stowe 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Auditions for Stowe Theater Guild, name of show to be announced later, performances will be July 12 through August 1, Town Hall Theater, 67 Main Street, e-mail amena.smith@gmer.com for time slot.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24

Northfield

1 p.m. - Bingo at the American Legion, the pot is really getting big.

Montpelier

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Montpelier Antiques Market, furniture, art, ephemera, postcards, books, Elks Country Club, $5 early buying at 7:30 a.m., $2 regular admission at 9 a.m., 751-6138 for information.

2 p.m. - Laugh Til You Die, comedy and clowning by he renowned Tom Murphy, part of LNT’s Winterfest, Lost Nation Theater, $20/$15/$10, 229-0492 for tickets and information.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25

Northfield

6 p.m. - Public Hearing on Australian Ballot Items for Town Meeting, Community Room, Brown Public Library.

7 p.m. - Selectboard Meeting, Community Room, Brown Public Library.

7 p.m. - Jeremy Rifkin, The Impact of Scientific and Technolical Changes, Tood Lecture Series, Plumley Armory, FREE.

Montpelier

8;30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Winter Wonders, Vacation Nature Camp, continues daily through March 1, North Branch Nature Center, $175 for five days for members/$ 190 for nonmembers or $38/$42 daily, see winter birds, track wild mammals, laern about winter survival and build a fire, for children from 1 through 3rd grade, 229-6206 for information and reservations.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26

Northfield

7 p.m. - Northfield Chess Club, casual games and speed chess, Senior Center, 764-5880 for information.

7 p.m. - Public Hearing on Village Meeting to be held on March 5 followed by Village Trustee’s Meeting, Community Room, Brown Public Library.

Montpelier

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street, donations accepted, 229- 9155 for informtion. 10 a.m. - Noon - Children’s Department Book Swap, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, limit 5 books per reader.

3 - 5 p.m. - Labor, Civil Rights, Peace, Women’s Environmental, Indiginous, Gay, Occupy, Kellogg Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, being the change we want to see.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27

Northfield

Noon - 1 p.m. - Lunch & Learn, Jacqueline Calder, Curator at the Vermont Historical Society gives an illustrated presentaiton of “the Art Work of th eTalented Hopkins Family,” discussing Henry Hopkins, Sr. first Espiscopal Bishop of Vermont, a light lunch will be served, Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, FREE, 485-2183 for information.

Montpelier

1 - 4 p.m. - School Vacation Days at the Vermont History Museum for ages 6 through 12, Art of the Civil War and Vermont’s Natural History will be the focus with coordinator Victoria Hughes, $8 nonmembers/$ 6 members, 109 State Street, 828-1413 to register or at vhs.education@state.vt. us

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Northfield

7 p.m. - The Importance of  Leadership in Life, Politics and Military Affairs with Zoran Jolevski, ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia, Milano Ballroom, Norwich University, sponsored by College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, 485-2516 for information.

Montpelier

2 - 5 p.m. - Green Mountain Care Board, Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care Annual Report with Catherine Fulton, continued discussion on health care expenditure targets, Department of Financial Regulation, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 89 Main Street.

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