2018-02-08 / Calendar

Community Calendar

art exhibits
around the area
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.
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.
Through March 30 - The Art of Granite exhibit at the Vermont Historical Society’s History Center was co-created by the Vermont Granite Museum in celebration of Vermont’s granite sculptors. Come learn how Vermont became home to some of America’s greatest sculptors, who carved artistic works found in the nation’s capitals, parks, and cemeteries. The exhibit is now open at the Vermont History Center, located at 60 Washington Street in Barre. Please stop by to view this exhibit anytime Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. 
Through April 15 - Herding in All the Usual Places ... and Then Some, paintings by Robert Chapla presented by Studio Place Arts at Morse Block Deli, North Main Street, 479-7069 for information.
On going - My Little Piece of Earth and other works by local artists, ongoing group art show.
Through February 21 - Photographs by Allison Clayton at Gifford Gallery, 23 photographs in this exhibit include quiet shots of the natural world and capture scenes from throughout Vermont and New England.
Through 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.
Randolph Center
Through February 20 - Cuprum Papyrus, copper sculptures and works on paper by Ross Sheehan at Hartness Gallery at Vermont Technical College, 728-1237 for information.

february 7
5 - 6 p.m. - Introduction to Tai Chi with Ellie Hayes, Tai Chi Instructor, at the Hunger Mountain Coop. In this workshop learn some practical exercises to experience the essence of Tai Chi and learn about the teachers and classes available in Montpelier. Free. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.
7:30 p.m. - Thetford Chamber Singers Present “Poetry and Song” at Vermont State House. Celebrating forty years together, the Thetford Chamber Singers will combine powerful literary texts with complex choral arrangements, including the work of Wendell Berry, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others. Free and open to the public. For more info, contact the Kellogg-Hubbard Library at 223-3338 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 262-2626, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
East Montpelier
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley. Contact Cathie Ely at enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through Wednesday!
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 p.m. - Fiber Art Gathering, enjoy crafting with friendly company, Tunbridge Public Library, 889-9404 for information.
6 - 7 p.m. - Diabetes Support Group, conference rooms, Gifford Medical Center, 728-2295 for information.
6:45 - 8:45 p.m. - Line Dancing hosted by Step “n” Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont, beginner friendly lessons followed by open dancing, Esther Mesh Room, Chandler Music Hall, 728-5722 for information.

february 8
5:30 - 7 p.m. - Whether you are new to Northfield or have been here a long time, GO! Northfield would like to invite you to a potluck gathering get to know others in the community. An appetizer potluck event - bring an appetizer to share, Good Measure Brewing Co. in Northfield (17 East Street).  Beer is available for purchase. PLEASE RSVP names and number of people to northfieldvermont@gmail.com. Note: We have invited as many new community members to this event as we could identify. If we have missed anyone, please extend the invitation to her/him/them as well. GO! Northfield is a group of Northfield residents who seek to build a strong community here in our small town. We have no religious, political, or business associations. We just like to be neighborly.
9 a.m. - Noon - The House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife will hold a committee hearing on H.730, a house bill relating to the State’s response to waters in crisis, The hearing will take place in the Ethan Allen room, located on the second floor of the State House, behind the cafeteria. Committee hearings are open to public attendance, however participation is limited to members of the Committee and persons the Committee has invited to testify. For information about this event, contact the Committee at 802-828-2266 or email cketchel@leg.state.vt.us. If you plan to attend and need accommodation, please contact Christy Ketchel at cketchel@leg.state.vt.us 
6 - 7 p.m. - ACL Injury Prevention with Maggie Heerdt, DPT and Kristin Brown, DPT from Rehab Gym at the Hunger Mountain Coop.  Discussion on current literature pertaining to ACL injury prevention for adolescent athletes. Free. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.
6:30 p.m. - Book Discussion, “Into the Void” discussing the first six chapters, Tunbridge Public Library, 889-9404 for information.
2 - 4 p.m. - Open House Strode Independent Living building, Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community, tom Wicker Lane, 728-7888 for information.

february 9
7 p.m. - Arctic Lessons: Images from a Polar Frontier as part of the Naturalist Journeys Series at the North Branch Nature Center Maxham Room, 713 Elm St. Montpelier teacher and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Susan Koch will share her images and experiences from a journey to Arctic Svalbard on National Geographic’s “Explorer.” All ages welcome! Admission by Donations. For more info & to register, call 229-6206.
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Empowering Intentions: Beyond Hopes & Wants with Fred Cheyette at the Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30PM. Learn how to set your intentions in a way that empowers them for both the big issues in your life and the everyday things that always seem to come up. Free. Email your contact info to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.
10:30 p.m. - Primate Fiasco at Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10:30PM. $5.00. Instruments from the past – music from the future dave russo – banjo/vox/harmonica drake descant – accordion/vox kevin larose – sousaphone (tuba).
7 p.m. - “The Last Five Years” at the Valley Players Theater, Route 100. Funny, honest, and intimate, and with an exuberantly romantic score, “The Last Five Year”s takes a bold look at one couple’s hope that love endures the test of time. Tickets ($20) are available through the Valley Players by calling 583-1674 or online at www.valleyplayers.com.
2 - 4 p.m. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers at the Waterbury Area Senior Center, 14 Stowe St. The class will be held over six consecutive Fridays, February 2 through March 9. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is designed to provide you with the tools you need to take good care of yourself. A $30 donation to CVCOA is suggested but not required to attend the class. For more info and to register, please contact Barb Asen, Central Vermont Council on Aging’s Family Caregiver Support Coordinator, at basen@cvcoa.org or call 476-2681. Class size is limited, so register soon!

february 10
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Birding North of the Border at the North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. Grab your binoculars and passport on this day trip over the border in search of Quebec’s rare winter birds. The Montreal region regularly hosts exciting boreal and subarctic treasures like Great Gray Owls, Snowy Owls, unusual gulls, and vagrant waterfowl. Our targets will vary based on conditions and recent sightings, but good fun and tasty poutine is guaranteed. For more info & to register, call 229-6206.
10 - 11:30 a.m. - Montpelier Memory Café with Guest: Poet Geof Hewitt at Westview Meadows, 171 Westview Meadows Rd. This venue will be perfect for the interactive poetry event with Geof Hewitt. We look forward to welcoming residents of Westview Meadows as they join our Memory Cafe audience of volunteers, family and friends of people living with memory loss. All are welcome. Free & open to the public. Call Liz at 229-9630 for information.
3 - 9 p.m. - Sled Hockey Games at the Central VT Memorial Civic Center, 10 Gallison Hill Rd. 3 p.m.: New England Warriors vs. Western MA Knights; 4:30 p.m. : Boston Shamrocks vs. Central VT Pioneers; 6 p.m.: VT Sledcats vs. New England Warriors’ 7:30 p.m. : Western MA Knights vs. Boston Shamrocks; 9 p.m. Central VT Pioneers vs. VT Sledcats. Free! Come support the Central VT Pioneers!
Noon & 5 p.m. - “And the Old Man Died” at the Hedding United Methodist Church, 40 Washington St. Come solve the mystery and enjoy a roast pork dinner. Limited seating! Tickets: $20 and includes dinner and clues. On sale at Women and Children First, 114 N. Main St. #2 Barre or call 476-8946. Your ticket supports Hedding United Methodist Church’s many local ministries. Heading UMC is wheelchair accessible. Full tables may be reserved. For more info, call 476-8156 or visit heddingumc.org.
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. - Good Old Time Hockey at the BOR Ice Rink, 25 Auditorium Hill. 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).
4:30 - 7 p.m. - EarthWalk Community Event: Deep Winter Storytelling at the Plainfield Opera House, Free for all ages! Enjoy a community potluck followed by uplifting folktales of hope and renewal shared by EarthWalk Mentors.
7 p.m. - “The Last Five Years” at the Valley Players Theater, Route 100. Funny, honest, and intimate, and with an exuberantly romantic score, “The Last Five Year”s takes a bold look at one couple’s hope that love endures the test of time. Tickets ($20) are available through the Valley Players by calling 583-1674 or online at www.valleyplayers.com.
9 - 11 p.m. - Cajun Band Chaque Fois! Plays Mardi Gras Party at ZenBarn, 179 Guptil Rd.  “Chaque Fois!” performs Cajun music that sets a festive atmosphere. The band is led by Alec Ellsworth (accordion, fiddle, vocals) and Katie Trautz (fiddle, vocals). They are joined by Chris Hollis on guitar and triangle. For more info, visit www.zenbarnvt.com or call 244-8134.
february 11
2 p.m. - Vermont Philharmonic Presents “Winter’s Beauty” at the Barre Opera House, 6N Main St. Vermont’s oldest community orchestra, the Vermont Philharmonic has been making music in central Vermont since 1959. Tickets and more info are available at www.vermontphilharmonic.com.
8 a.m. - Noon - Tunbridge Recreation Breakfast, benefits  recreation program, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit salad, Tunbridge Town Hall, 738-7900 for information.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Winter Farmers Market, local makes and growers, Mad River Taste Place, Admission FREE.
2 p.m. - “The Last Five Years” at the Valley Players Theater, Route 100. Funny, honest, and intimate, and with an exuberantly romantic score, “The Last Five Years” takes a bold look at one couple’s hope that love endures the test of time. Tickets ($16) are available by calling 802-583-1674 or online at www.valleyplayers.com.

february 12
5 p.m. - Bingo at the Northfield Senior Center, Doors open at 4:30 P.M. and the games start at 5:30 P.M. Sheets are $1/each and light refreshments are available for purchase. All proceeds help to support the Northfield Senior Center. 
6:30 - 9 p.m. - Film Series on Isreal & Palestine, Montplier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, The films present critical, complex, and historical perspectives on life, culture, and conflict in the occupied Palestinian territory from the viewpoints of Palestinian, Israeli-Jewish, Libyan, Italian, and American-Jewish filmmakers, Donations to MSAC are appreciated. No advance registration is required.For information on the specific films to be shown, call 802-223-2518. All events are free.
7:30 p.m. - "Points North" with Elizabeth Chang, violin, & Hiromi Fukuda, piano, University of Vermont Music Building Recital Hall, 384 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT, recital by composers from northern latitudes on the warmest of instruments. Music by Grieg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and UVM composer David Feurzeig to warm the spirit in the coldest month of the year. Free and open to the public. The artists will also perform on VPR this day at 11 AM live with Walter Parker.

february 13
1 p.m. - Texas Hold’Em Tournament at The American Legion, 48 Depot Sq. $50 in advance, $75 at the door. Tournament Sponsored by The American Legion.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Gifford Free Smoking Cessation Support Workshops in the Gifford Conference Center, 44 South Main St. Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health will offer a free, Vermont Quit Partners Smoking Cessation workshop for people who want to stop smoking or using chewing tobacco. For more info or to sign up, call Megan at 728-7714.

february 15
5 p.m. - SPAGHETTI DINNER-- Take the night off from cooking and enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner at the Northfield Senior Center. Meals are $8 for adults and come with spaghetti, salad, a roll, and dessert. All proceeds benefit the Northfield Senior Center.

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John F. Fricke

Westview Meadows at Montpelier

Northfield Granite

Gifford Health Care