2018-01-11 / Calendar

Community Calendar

art exhibits
around the area
Northfield
On Going - "Explorers of Norwich," focuses on Norwich University alumni whose lives shaped and changed our nation during the mid-19th and early 20th Centuries. Hiram Paulding, George M. and George P. Colvocoresses, George M. Totten, General Grenville Dodge, William Brenton Boggs, Truman Seymour and many others, Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, 485-2183 for information.
Montpelier
Through March 30 - Linda Mirabile at the Pavilion Office Building, 109 State Street, 5th Floor. Artist Linda Mirabile acts as a “Respectful Observer” in how she truly captures the almost human qualities and pensive nature of birds. This is a delightful collection of work especially if you are an Avian centric person. Photo ID is required for admission.
Through March 30 - Claire Van Vliet “Sky and Earth” – Pulp paintings at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St. Claire creates textural handmade paper displaying land and cloudscapes in large-scale format. For more info, visit curator.vermont.gov.
Chelsea
On going - My Little Piece of Earth and other works by local artists, ongoing group art show.
Tunbridge
Through January 19 - Challenge and Happiness in Abstract Painting by David Fisk, Tunbridge Public Library.
Randolph
Through January 17 - Photographs by Brookfield photographer, Bruce Small at Gifford Gallery.
Therough March 3 - A Closer Look is the theme which connects featured artists Valerie Daniel, Bethel, VT, Judy Laliberte, Quechee, VT, and Jo Levasseur, South Royalton, Chandler Gallery, hours Fri-Sun, 12 - 3 pm, and by appointment.

Wednesday
january 10
Montpelier
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Workshop: Warm Me Up with Shone R. MacDougall, Hunger Mountain Coop, Registered herbalist & owner of Earth Rhythm Herbal, Shona will discuss herbs to warm you during the cold winter months. Learn about Fire Cider, herbs to promote circulation and warmth, and taste test a few herbs, register at hungermountan.coop.
Barre
4 - 5:30 p.m. - Journaling Through Grief at Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Rd. . This is an 8-week focused support group utilizing Understanding Your Grief, book and journal, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. Together we will explore our grief through journaling. Must purchase both book and journal. For more info, please contact Diana at 224-2241 or dmoore@cvhhh.org.
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Money with Your Honey: Communication and Your Money Personality at Capstone, 20 Gable Place. Saver or Spender? Thrifty or Generous? Risk taker or Risk adverse? Learn how to work with your partner to understand (and accept) your differences with instructors Liz Scharf and Margaret Ferguson, accredited financial counselors. Free. For more info & to register, call 477-5215 or email lscharf@capstone.org.

thursday
january 11
Montpelier
4 - 7 p.m. - Opening Reception for Claire Van Vliet “Sky and Earth” – Pulp paintings at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, 111 State St. Claire creates textural handmade paper displaying land and cloudscapes in large-scale format. For more info, visit curator.vermont.gov.
4 - 7 p.m. - Governor’s Gallery Opening Reception for artist Linda Mirabile at the Pavilion Office Building, 109 State Street, 5th Floor. The show runs from January 3, 2017 – March 30, 2018. Artist Linda Mirabile acts as a “Respectful Observer” in how she truly captures the almost human qualities and pensive nature of birds. This is a delightful collection of work especially if you are an Avian centric person. Photo ID is required for admission
6 - 7 p.m. - Earth Remedies for Digestion and Energy with Baylen Slote, Hunger Mountain Coop, Enjoy an engaging discussion about practical ways to boost your digestion and gain more energy. Learn Taoist clinical medicine (TCM) remedies, including guidance with supplements, food medicine, qi gong, and acupressure tools you can use at home. 
Barre
10 - 11:30 a.m. - Speechcraft Workshop at central Vermont Adult Basic Education, 46 Washington St., Suite 100. Do you have trouble finding the right words to say when speaking to a group of people? During the workshop you will prepare & present short talks and practice impromptu speaking. Free. To reserve your spot, contact Dan Jones at 476-4588 or djones@cvabe.org.
Randolph
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Thursday Activities, coloring, puzzles, crafts, STEAM projects and more for ages 8 and up but all welcome, Kimball Publc Library, 728-5073 for information.

friday
january 12
Montpelier
7 p.m. - Thunder Beasts & Swamp Donkeys as part of the Naturalist Journeys Series at the North Branch Nature Center Maxham Room, 713 Elm St. Bison, moose, wolves, and bears are entangled in a delicate dance of ecology and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Witness grand migrations, life, death, struggle, and survival in this photographic odyssey to the wildest of the west with NBNC Staff Naturalist Sean Beckett on an exploration of “America’s Serengeti.” Admission by donation. For more info & to register, call 229-6206.
Barre
7 - 11 p.m. - Barre Elks Lodge BEACH PARTY, break out the shorts, flip flops and beach hat and dance the night away to your summer favorites.   $5 per person can be purchased in advance or at the door.  21 and over please Cash Bar, Concession Stand, raffles.  call 479-9522 for more information.
Tunbridge
7:30 p.m. - Contra Dance sponsored by Ed Larkin Old time Contra Dancers, live music by Bonnie Tucker and others, all dances taught, refreshments, Tunbridge Town Hall, 436-1152 for information.
Randolph
7:30 p.m. - Sixth Floor Trio at Chandler Music Hall, A complimentary reception for the artists and audience follows the performance, Tickets and more information for this Chandler concert are available online at www.chandler-arts.org or by calling or stopping by the box office at (802) 728-6464 weekdays 12 to 4:00 p.m.  There is a discount for purchasing tickets in advance.
Rochester
8 p.m. - Bald Mountain Theater presents Ethan Bowen in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong by Tim O’Brien, tickets at the door, Spice Studio, South Main Street, 767-4800 for information.

saturday
january 13
Northfield
10 - 11:30 a.m. - PAINT A BIRDHOUSE!, Brown Public Library Community Room, This is a FREE event & all materials will be provided. Space is limited to 14 children:  please pre-register at the library or call 485-4621.  Children age 7 or under must be accompanied by an adult.  The paint is NOT washable—be sure to wear old clothes.
Montpelier
10 - 11:30 a.m. - Montpelier Memory Cafe Guest, Musician Luke Rackers, Jazz Standards and Other Piano Favorites at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 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. We ask that persons living with dementia be accompanied by a care partner. Free & open to the public.
Barre
 6 p.m. -  Corn Hole, Barre Elks Lodge.   Registration at 5 p.m., double elimination tournament begins at 6 p.m.  $10 per person 50/50 raffle, cash bar, concession stand.  Membership information will be available.  call 479-9522 for more information.
7:45 - 9:15 p.m. - Good Old Time Hockey at the BOR Ice Rink, 25 Auditorium Hill. Participating players may be highly skilled or beginners, older or younger, female or male. For info and to register, contact Good Old Time Hockey, c/o J. Milne, P.O. Box 32, Barre, VT 05641, info@sanisportservice.com, or call 399-2688 (work), (480) 980-5547 (cell). 
Rochester
8 p.m. - Bald Mountain Theater presents Ethan Bowen in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong by Tim O’Brien, tickets at the door, Spice Studio, South Main Street, 767-4800 for information.

sunday
january 14
Tunbridge
8 a.m. - Noon - Tunbridge Recreation Breakfast, benefits the recreation program, includes scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit salad and more, Tunbridge Town Hall, 738-7900 for information.
Rochester
2 p.m. - Bald Mountain Theater presents Ethan Bowen in Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong by Tim O’Brien, tickets at the door, Spice Studio, South Main Street, 767-4800 for information.

MONDAY
january 15
Northfield
4:30 p.m. - Bingo at the Northfield Senior Center.
Montpelier
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Dr. King Day of Service Community Meal and Food Drive at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Join Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps serv-ice members as we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Members will be helping organize and distribute a community meal at the Church from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Following there will be a reflection and discussion focusing on how to continue the work Dr. King. Throughout the day, other members will be continuing this work by holding a food drive at the Hunger Mountain Co-Op. While you’re shopping, if you pick up an item or two to donate to the Montpelier Food Pantry, members will be on staff to accept donations and transport them to the food pantry, where they will be given to local families in need. For more info, visit https://www.vermontyouthamericorps.org/
Barre
2 p.m. - Still They Persisted: Immigrant and Community Solidarity in the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St. The Vermont Historical Society annually presents a program commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s talk by Robert Forrant, Distinguished History Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell will focus on issues related to immigration, worker’s rights, and industrialization as seen in the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. For more info, contact Amanda Gustin at 828-2180 or visit www.vermonthistory.org.

tuesday
january 16
Montpelier
5 - 7:30 p.m. - Aging Successfully Discussion Series with John Ryan & Polly Nichol, Community Housing Specialists at the Hunger Mountain Coop. Getting Older? Want to Talk? Are you wondering how you will live both well and affordably as you age? Seeking an alternative that offers fun, friendship, learning, care? Explore these topics in a series of seven facilitated discussions with your peers. Free. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.
Waterbury
6:30 - 8 p.m. - Stress, The Hidden Attacker with Cathy Dodge, Waterbury Public Library, FREE, stress can contribute to disease and physical decline, FREE but you may make and take, $5 to cover cost of materials.

Wednesday
january 17
Waitsfield
2 - 5 and 6 - 9 p.m. - Valley Arts Drop In Painting, first and third Wednesdays, Festival Gallery, Village Square, bring paint and work on your own or paint a still life, $5 members/$10 non-members, 496-4789 for information.

thursday
january 18
Northfield
5 p.m. - Spaghetti Dinner at the Northfield Senior Center, Spaghetti, Meatballs, Roll, Salad and Dessert $8.00 adults, $4.00 children under 12.

friday
january 19
Northfield
8 a.m. - Noon - Foot Clinic at the Northfield Senior Center, Call for appointment.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - In The Dark: a Night of Stouts (and Stews) Presented by Green Mountain Beer Institute, $35 per person, Beer Education seminar about the stout style of beer, with dinner buffet of hearty stews, homemade bread and a decadent desert. Dinner only is also available 6:30-8:30pm, $28 per person, Reservations required, The Woods Lodge, 778-0205 or thewoodsvt.com

saturday
january 20
Randolph
5 - 7 p.m. - A Closer Look, opening reception at Chandler Gallery, paintings of three local artists, Valerie Daniel, Bethel, VT, Judy Laliberte, Quechee, VT, and Jo Levasseur, South Royalton,

sunday
january 21
Montpelier
3 pm. - Capital City Concerts presents FRENCH CONNECTION on SUNDAY at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. This tribute concert to Louis Moyse, the guiding force behind Capital City Concerts, features Moyse's leading protege, Vermonter and Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra, with her longtime collaborator Washington, DC pianist Jeffrey Chappell, performing works of Blavet, Poulenc, Ravel, and other French composers.  At intermission a menu/ballot of the ten works from Louis Moyse's celebrated collection Flute Music by French Composers will be distributed. Based on written descriptions of each piece audience members will cast their ballots to determine the second half of the program.

monday
january 22
Northfield
Noon - Free Lunch sponsored by Gifford Medical Center at the Northfield Senior Center, Gifford Medical Center wishes to offer a free lunch to anyone in the community to thank  Northfield for supporting and contributing toward their Medical Center's improvements. Chef Ed Striebe will make and serve the dinner of beef stew, salad, rolls, cookies and cider. You must pre-register by calling (485-8112). Maximum of 60 people will be seated. No take outs please.
4:30 p.m. - Bingo at the Northfield Senior Center.

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Brookfield Ice Harvest and

Brookfield Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival The 39th annual Ice Harvest will be held at 10:30 on Sunset Lake in Pond Village, Brookfield, Vermont on January 27, 2018. The event includes a demonstration of ice harvesting from the 1800s, including historic tools and techniques, and you can cut a block and haul it out yourself! Following the ice harvest enjoy winter carnival activities such as skating, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, pond hockey, broomball, conditions permitting. Chili, hot chocolate and baked goods will be sold by the Brookfield School Club to support enrichment programs at the Brookfield Elementary School.

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