2018-03-08 / 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.

march 7
2 - 7 p.m. - Free Tax Prep at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 2:00PM- 7PM. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148.
6 - 7 p.m. - Eating for Energy with Marie Frohlich, Health Coach and Herbalist at Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way. 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. To RSVP, email contact info to info@hungermountain.coop.
7 p.m. - “Where Am I? The Power of Uniqueness” at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St.  Former Scenic America President and TED talk lecturer Ed McMahon will discuss the importance of place-making in the built environment. His talk is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. Free & open to the public. For more info, visit vermonthumanities.org.
8 p.m. - John Lackard Blues Jam at Charlie O’s World Famous, 70 Main St.  For more info, call (802) 223-6820.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Square Dancing at the Barre Area Senior Center (479-9512).  All ages are welcome; no partner needed; all dances are taught; by donation.  The Center is at 131 South Main Street in the EF Wall Building across the street from Cumberland Farms on South Main St.  Caller: Steve Desrosiers. Square dancing is fun, a good way to meet people and good exercise.
6 p.m. - The Vermont Humanities Council’s Program, All the Film’s a Stage with Rick Winston at the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. All the Film’s a Stage examines how films portray the world of live theater from backstage drama to nerve-racking auditions, grueling rehearsals, opening night jitters and of course, the prima-donnas who rule. Free.

march 8
Call for Time - FREE AARP TAX PREP through April 12th. If you need help with your taxes, AARP will have tax preparers at the Northfield Senior Center to assist you. This service is FREE and available to low-moderate income tax payers, especially for those who are 50+. Appointments are filling up quickly, so if you're interested, be sure to give us a call at 485-8112.
5 - 7 p.m. - Free Tax Prep at the Brown Public Library, 93 S. Main St.  For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148.
5:30 - 7 p.m. - Ch-Ch-Changes with Sherry Rhynard, Integrative Life and Stress Management Coach at Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way. Find new ways to make changes in yourself/life using the book “The Four Agreements” as a reference. $8 members/$10 nonmembers. To RSVP, email contact info to info@hungermountain.coop.

4 - 6 p.m. - Gallery Reception for Sylvia Walker’s MSAC Painting Workshop at the Gallery at East State Salon, 32 East State St. 4-6PM. The Gallery is open Tues/Thurs/ Fri & Sat, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Runs through April 1. For more info, call the Salon at (802) 477- 3181.
5 p.m. - Cape Ann Coastal and Pelagic Birding Trip Starts at the North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. Leaving Friday from NBNC. Cape Ann, MA, is a worldwide destination for winter birds and birders. We’ll head out on a morning pelagic boat trip with expert guides in search of hard-to-find offshore regulars like Razorbills, Dovekies, Murres, Kittiwakes, Scoters, and Skuas. Coastal birding will continue Sunday, and we’ll arrive back in Vermont on Sunday afternoon. Led by NBNC naturalists and educators Sean Beckett and Ken Benton. Sign up early, as space is limited! For more info and to register, visit www.northbranchnaturecenter.org or call 229-6206.

E. Montpelier
3 - 5 p.m. - Thinking in Pictures at Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rt-2. This is a 6 week course on Fridays led by Susan Sawyer. What makes an interesting or exciting composition? There’s always going to be plenty of mystery, risk, and surprise in art-making, but it helps to have vocabulary and tools. We’ll work on paper, in pencil, ink, and watercolor. $35. For more info and to RSVP, contact Susan at 223-6954 or cramptonsr@hotmail.com.
7 - 8 p.m. - Developing a Sense of Place through Waldorf Education. An evening discussion with David Sobel & Jennifer Kramer. 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. www.ovws.org
2 - 4 p.m. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers at the Waterbury Area Senior Center, 14 Stowe St. A $30 donation to CVCOA is suggested but not required. For more info and to register, please contact Barb Asen, at basen@cvcoa.org or call (802) 476-2681.

march 10
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Fifth Annual Winter Carnival, Brown Public Library. Children and their parents can stop by and do craft with Britta, the youth librarian. 
10:30 a.m. - Noon - The Northfield Senior Center is hosting the Chili cook-off. If you want to enter the contest, contact the Senior Center. Drop off will be at 10:00 a.m. The tasting will happen from 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Please come down and taste the chili and help decide the winner. The Senior Center will be having a luncheon at noon. Please contact the Senior Center, 485-8112, for more information. 
Noon – Northfield American Legion will be having an open house, open to the public, Saturday and Sunday. Stop and enjoy a free hot cocoa and snacks on Saturday. While there you can also buy raffle tickets for a Easter Dinner Basket. Tickets will be 1/$1 or 6/$5. 
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Paint’n’ Sip!  Community room at Brown Public Library. This is a fund raiser for the Recreation Committee. Participation will be limited to 20 people. The cost is $35. due at time of sign up. Please contact Sally Davidson at 485-5211 or the Library to reserve your spot; deadline for sign up is March 3rd  or until limit is full.  Because this is a non-alcoholic event it is good for all age groups.  Come paint and enjoy a non-alcoholic drink and snacks.
5 p.m. – Chicken BBQ! At Chouinards on the corner of Main and Water Streets. We are having a Chicken BBQ to-go dinner to include a ½ chicken, mostaccioli, coleslaw, a roll, beverage and dessert. You can buy a ticket from a Recreation Committee member for $10 per dinner. All Dinners will be presold and we will only be selling 100 tickets!
12:30 p.m. - Soup and Sandwich Luncheon at the First Congregational Church of Berlin on Scott Hill Road.  Corn chowder, chili, a vegetarian soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverage. $7 with takeout available. Call Ellen for reservations at 229-4042. Leave your name, number and how many will attend. All welcome.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Workshop on Herb Gardening with Williamstown Academy at Ainsworth Public Library, 2338 VT-14. Explore the top 10 medicinal herbs to grow with Marie Frohlich Herbalist and Health Coach. We will taste aromatic teas, nourishing tonics, and make a basic first aide salve for cuts and bugs. Tastings, tips and hand outs provided. $5 materials fee. For more info and to register, call the library at 433-5887 or email Library@williamstownvt.org.
Call for Time - “Salamander Sky” Book Launch at the North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. Join us in celebrating the publication of “Salamander Sky,” by Katy Farber and illustrated by Meg Sodano. This picture book introduces the reader to the elusive spotted salamander and the perilous nighttime journey that takes place every spring. At this event you’ll learn how to get involved in amphibian monitoring work at NBNC and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. For more info, visit www.northbranchnaturecenter.org or call 229-6206.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. -  Free Tax Prep at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre; For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148.
7:30 p.m. - The Barre Opera House – Skipper’s Alley – one of Ireland’s top young traditional bands take the stage to kick off St. Paddy’s Day week. Tickets $20-26 at 476-8188 or www.barreoperahouse.org.
5 p.m. - A Taste of Italy Supper, OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS CHURCH IN RANDOLPH, Corner of Route 66 and Hebard Hill Road, Regular admission: $12.00; and Children: $5, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FUNDRAISER, for information, please call Jim Kirkpatrick  802-276-3014.
6 - 9 p.m. - Hawaiian Beach Party at Mari Castle, the home of Albert B. Chandler, 41-43 Main St. Break out the shorts, sandals, and brightly colored tropical shirt! It’s time to shake off those winter blues. Tropically themed hors d’oeuvres and finger foods served, as will rum punch and other summery beverages. (BYOB, too!) A tropical dessert contest will be held, with the winner receives 2 tickets to an upcoming Chandler performance. For reservations and ticket info, visit www.chandler-arts.org or call (802) 728-6464.
7 p.m. - Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson at the Valley Player Theater, Valley Player Theater. Tickets available at https://www.gigginvt.com/willy-porter.
Waterbury Center
6 p.m. - Heliand Consort performs Old World/New World Legends at the Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Rd.  Heliand An eclectic mix of chamber music and song inspired by old world mythology and new world folk and dance music. More info at heliandconsort.org, or call (802) 735-3611.

march 11
9 - 11 a.m. – Fifth Annual Winter Carnival, Basketball open court at Plumley Armory, Norwich University.
10 - 11:15 a.m. - Sled Hockey Championship Tournament, CV Pioneers v. Sled Cats, Kreitzberg Arena, Norwich, 11:30 - 12:45 p.m. Ice Vets v. Sled Dogs, Winner 1 v Winner 2, 1:15 - 2:30 P.M. and Loser 1 v. Loser 2 2:45 - 4 p.m. 498-3030 or 793-7311 for information. 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Kickball Fun! At Plumley Armory, NU
Noon – 2 p.m. – Swimming in Goodyear pool at Plumley Armory, NU
1 - 3 p.m. – Wiffleball games at Plumley Armory at NU. Sponsored by Little League of Northfield. They will also be doing sign-ups for Spring Little League. Everyone is invited to come and play for the day…. 
2 p.m. - The Annual Family Concert The Vermont Philharmonic and the Green Mountain Youth Symphony will celebrate the “Magic of Stories” at the Barre Opera House, 6N Main St.  The audience will enjoy music such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” the “Pied Piper of Hamelin,” the “Wizard of Oz,” the “Lord of the Rings,” and “The Snow Queen” (from “Frozen”). As a special feature, the program will include “Traffic Lights,” composed by Montpelier High School junior Grace Carlomagno. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students, and are available on line at www.vermontphilharmonic.com or at the door.
8 a.m. - Noon - Tunbridge Recreation Breakfast, Tunbridge Town Hall, benefits recreation programs, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit salad and more, 738-7900 for information.
4 p.m. - Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater, Chandler Music Hall, celebration of traditional west African music and dance, www.chandler-arts.org or 728-6464.

march 12
4:30 p.m. - BINGO--Mondays 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. 
3 - 7 p.m. - Free Tax Prep at Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place. 3-7PM. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148.

march 13
3 - 7 p.m. - Free Tax Prep at Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place. 3-7PM. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148.
6:30 p.m. - NAMI VT Family-to-Family class. 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.

march 14
Noon - 1 p.m. - St. Patrick’s Day luncheon at the Northfield Senior Center, corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, beets, carrots and Jello for dessert, call the center at 485-8112 to reserve your spot, $7 donation suggested, all are welcome and invited to attend.
2 - 7 p.m. - Free Tax Prep at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. For more info, call the Tax Line: 477-5148.
6 - 7 p.m. - Falling Away with Robert Kest, Ph.D. at the Hunger Mountain Coop, 623 Stone Cutters Way. 6-7PM. An exploration of being and unfolding that is rooted in the principles of mindfulness, ethics, community, and consciousness. Free. To RSVP, email contact info to info@hungermountain.coop.
7:30 p.m. - Farmers Night: Vermont’s 40th Army Band at the Vermont Statehouse.  Join our soldier musicians for a night of traditional patriotic American tunes, as well as classical and contemporary music.

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Laura Perry


Westview Meadows at Montpelier