2018-05-17 / 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.
Chelsea
On going - My Little Piece of Earth and other works by local artists, ongoing group art show.

wednesday
may 16
Northfield
5:30 p.m. - Masons Bingo at the Masonic Temple in Northfield, Doors open at 4:30 p.m. - Early Bird games begin at 5:30 p.m. Progressive Jackpot starts at $500!! Full snack bar. Tell your friends!! See you there!!
Berlin
6 p.m. - Berlin Historical Society Annual Potluck & Presentation at the First Congregational Church, 1808 Scott Hill Road in Berlin.  7 p.m. presentation on the history of the Berlin Congregational Church which was established in 1798.  Sally Perrin Chartrand and her brother, David Perrin, will share stories and history from the beginning including letters from Betsy Perrin Hobart the wife of the first minister in Berlin.  Please RSVP to 802-552-8804 or historicalsociety@berlinvt.org  
Montpelier
5:30 - 7 p.m. - Taking up Archery with Murphy Robinson, Level 2 Archery Instructor, at the Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way.  This is a hands-on discussion of equipment, different archery forms, and the meaningful place archery can hold in our lives. Free. RSVP info@hungermountain.coop.
5:30 - 8 p.m. - Spring Wildflower Workshop (with the Green Mountain Club) Learn how to identify common ephemeral wildflowers, and explore the fascinating ecology of early-season flora w/ Join NBNC’s naturalist on this program hosted in partnership with our friends at the Green Mountain Club. Location: Kirchner Woods, Stowe. $25. Registration at the Green Mountain Club. Info: 229-6206.
Randolph
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - How Can You Help? in the Esther Mesh Room (upstairs) of the Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St.  In this fifth session a panel will discuss ways to be an active partner in preventing substance use. Information: 728-9878.

thursday
may 17
Northfield
1:30 p.m. - GAME AFTERNOONS-- Looking to play a game of Scrabble? Interested in learning how to play cribbage? Then come on down to a fun afternoon of games at the Senior Center every Thursday afternoon starting at 1:30 P.M. We play a variety of card and board games. Unsure of how to play? Don't worry, we'll teach you! Everybody is welcome to attend.
2 - 3 p.m. - TAI CHI--Every Thursday at Northfield Senior Center, Come and join us for our new Tai Chi classes. Taught by Diane DeBois, these classes are free and open to all. 
5 p.m. - SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Nothfield Senior Center, Come to our monthly spaghetti supper at the Northfield Senior Center. For $8 you can enjoy a delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, bread, and a dessert. All proceeds benefit the Northfield Senior Center. Take a night off from cooking and join us for a lovely meal.
Willliamstown
5:30 p.m. - NHS & NAHS fundraising dinner at Williamstown Middle High School cafeteria, buy a ceramic bowl and fill it with one of our soups, $5 - $15, bring a canned good or $1 trade for dessert.
Montpelier
Noon - Solzhenitsyn in Vermont, Third Thursday Talk: Exhibit Opening: May 19, 1:00 p.m., Vermont History Museum, Montpelier, On the year of what would have been his 100th birthday, VHS is partnering with the Cavendish Historical Society and UVM to celebrate the life and work of Russian novelist and historian Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn. Join UVM professor Kevin J. McKenna for a talk on Solzhenitsyn’s life and work on May 17, then join us for the official opening May 19 of the associated exhibit on view in our Jackie Calder Gallery through October 2018. Project supported, in part, by the Vermont Humanities Council.
6 - 7 p.m. - Earth: Remedies for Digestion and Energy with Baylen Slote, L.Ac. of Black Turtle Taoist Clinical Medicine at Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way. Free. RSVP & Info: info@hungermountain.coop.
Barre
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers at Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 N. Main St.,#200. This class will be held over six consecutive Thursdays through May 24th, $30 donation to CVCOA suggested but not required. Register by calling: 476-2681.
6 p.m. - Easing into Retirement at CAPSTONE Community Action 20 Gable Pl. Free. Register at: 477-5214, www.capstonevt.org.
Randolph
5:30 - 8 p.m. - Starting a Business and Looking for Money: How Does It Work? 2 Main St. A panel of entrepreneurs will share their stories, complemented by the perspective of capital providers and business assistance programs. Audience engagement will be encouraged and facilitated. $10. Register: racdc.com/biz-stories.
7:30 p.m. - Catch up with Gallagher the watermelon smasher and his special guest Artie Fletcher for “The Last Smash Tour” in the Chandler Music Hall. The Chandler doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and longtime Gallagher fans are encouraged to arrive early to meet the zany comedian, take photographs, and get an autograph. For tickets – including those in the legendary and specially reserved “Smash Zone” up front – and more information, call the Chandler Box Office at (802) 728-6464, visit chandler-arts.org on the web, or stop by Chandler any weekday between 12 and 4 pm.

friday
may 18
Northfield
1 p.m. - ARTHRITIS & JOINT REPLACEMENT DISCUSSION: Northfield Senior Center, Come and join us for a talk with Dr. Chase, an orthopedist from Gifford Medical Center, to discuss arthritis and joint replacements. Dr. Chase will be here to answer all of your questions. This event is free and open to all.
7:30 p.m. - Scrag Mountain Music Presents “Trapeze” Season Finale Concert at Green Mountain Girls Farm, 923 Loop Rd.  Feature an eclectic line-up of fun and athletically virtuosic music selections mirroring the awe-inspiring acts one would find at the circus. Come as you are. Pay what you can. Info: www.scragmountainmusic.org.
Montpelier
7:30 p.m. - Legendary: A Tribute to the Legends of Burlesque at DeMena’s, 44 Main St.  VIVA Vermont! Burlesque founder and creative director, Britten Leigh says “The shows will feature 14 performers who will each perform an act inspired by legends of burlesque like the internationally renowned ‘first lady of burlesque’ April March.” Tickets & Info: vivavtburlesqu@gmail.com.
Barre
7 p.m. - Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio Presents 44th Annual Showcase of Dancers at the Barre Opera House, 6 N Main St.  Be dazzled and delighted by all ages and multiple genres in this professionally produced show. $15/$12. Info: 229-4676.

saturday
may 19
Northfield
2 p.m. - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold a Veterans Town Hall and Resource Fair at Norwich University.  The event will highlight national, statewide and local resources for Vermont veterans and their families, Plumley Armory.
Williamstown
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - An annual Williamstown tradition, the Book & Cookie Sale at Ainsworth Public Library, coincides with the town’s Memorial Day Parade, which kicks off at 12:30 p.m.  Friends of Ainsworth Public Library suggest that parade attendees come early to stock up on books and cookies!  Hundreds of titles on many subjects including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books will be for sale.  You’ll also find music, movies, and cookies from a dozen different bakers!
9 - 10 p.m. - Heartless (A Heart/Zeppelin Experience) at the Pub, 2374 Main St. 21+
Montpelier
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Capital City Farmers Market at 60 State St. Features live music through Sept. Information at: 793-8347.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Spring/Summer Rummage Sale at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 13 Main St. Clothes for all ages and all occasions. Bag Sale: all you can stuff into a bag for one price! Information: 229-0850.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Flea Market, Kid Zone, & Diaper Drive at the Family Center of Washington County, 383 Sherwood Dr.  Come join the fun! Craft and food vendors, bouncy house, face painting, bake sale, 50/50 raffle, Froggy 100.9 live broadcast.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Wild Edible Workshop at the North Branch Nature Center. Learn to identify and sustainably harvest a variety of plants and how to eat your way through some non-native species. Led by NBNC Teacher/Naturalist and forager extraordinaire Ken Benton. Cost & Info: 229-6206.
2 p.m. - Better Government: What’s Love Got To Do With It? at the Capitol Plaza, 100 State St. 2PM. Maryl Walters, CSB, St. Louis, Missouri, will speak. “The basic ingredient in efforts that better the world is love. Love is central to something as big as regional peace or as small as feeding a child.” Info: 223-2477.
2 - 4 p.m. - 2nd Annual Montpelier Pedestrian Scramble in front of City Hall. Scramble for all ages & special 45min scramble for children under 8, seniors over 70, & those with special circumstances. Participants are given a map & a list of destinations with questions and then they visit as many as possible within time limit. Info: Kellogg Hubbard Library’s Community Table or call 223-7399.
7:30 p.m. - Legendary: A Tribute to the Legends of Burlesque at DeMena’s, 44 Main St.  VIVA Vermont! Burlesque founder and creative director, Britten Leigh says “The shows will feature 14 performers who will each perform an act inspired by legends of burlesque like the internationally renowned ‘first lady of burlesque’ April March.” Tickets & Info: vivavtburlesqu@gmail.com.
7:30 p.m. - Scrag Mountain Music Presents “Trapeze” Season Finale Concert at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St. Feature an eclectic line-up of fun and athletically virtuosic music selections mirroring the awe-inspiring acts one would find at the circus. Come as you are. Pay what you can. Info: www.scragmountainmusic.org.
Barre
5 p.m. - 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Barre Area Senior Center.  Please join us for this very special celebration. Tickets ($25) at www.barreseniors.org by clicking the Donate button. Please add a “special instruction to seller” at the top of the form when prompted and identify your purchase as Gala Ticket. If you need assistance:479-9512.
7 p.m. - Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio Presents 44th Annual Showcase of Dancers at the Barre Opera House, 6 N Main St.  Be dazzled and delighted by all ages and multiple genres in this professionally produced show. $15/$12. Info: 229-4676.
Randolph
7 p.m. - Faith and Family Films will present Samson at First at the Baptist Fellowship on Route 66 in Randolph. 
Stowe
8 a.m. - Work Hike with Green Mountain Club Montpelier. Moderate. Smugglers’ Notch. All abilities welcome & needed to maintain trails we all can enjoy. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work Bring lunch, water, and work gloves. Tools provided. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8 a.m. Info: 223-3550 or trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

sunday
may 20
Montpelier
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Touch-A-Truck at the Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr. Children and truck fanatics will have their chance to play on all of their favorite vehicles! We will also be selling burgers and dogs and other concessions. Info: Contact: 225-8694.
Warren
4 p.m. - Scrag Mountain Music Presents “Trapeze” Season Finale Concert at the Warren United Church, 339 Main St. 4PM. Feature an eclectic line-up of fun and athletically virtuosic music selections mirroring the awe-inspiring acts one would find at the circus. Come as you are. Pay what you can. Info: www.scragmountainmusic.org.

monday
may 21
Northfield
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. 
Montpelier
10 a.m. - Noon - Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup at North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. Information: 229-6206.
Barre
6 - 7:30 p.m. - Personal Finance Management Class at Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place.

tuesday
may 22
Northfield
3 - 6 p.m. - The Northfield Farmers’ Market  on the Town Common. Stop by for lots of fresh greens, eggs a’plenty, and all the produce, meats, baked goodies, ready-to-eat foods and crafts from our fine family of farmers and artisans.
Montpelier
5:15 - 8 p.m. - Dinner & Discussion: Planning for the Co-op’s Future Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. The community meal will begin at 5:30 pm. Starting at 6:15 p.m., General Manager, Kari Bradley, will provide an overview of 2018 shopper survey, current situation, and trends. There will be a discussion of future goals and objectives. RSVP & Info: 262-3242.
Randolph
10:30 a.m. - GED Testing at the Randolph Learning Center, 10 S. Main St. Sign-in: 10:30 a.m.; Test: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Info: 728-4492.

wednesday
may 23
Northfield
5:30 p.m. - Masons Bingo at the Masonic Temple in Northfield, Doors open at 4:30 p.m. - Early Bird games begin at 5:30 p.m. Progressive Jackpot starts at $500!! Full snack bar. Tell your friends!! See you there!!

thursday
may 24
Northfield
1:30 p.m. - GAME AFTERNOONS-- Looking to play a game of Scrabble? Interested in learning how to play cribbage? Then come on down to a fun afternoon of games at the Senior Center every Thursday afternoon starting at 1:30 P.M. We play a variety of card and board games. Unsure of how to play? Don't worry, we'll teach you! Everybody is welcome to attend.
2 - 3 p.m. - TAI CHI--Every Thursday at Northfield Senior Center, Come and join us for our new Tai Chi classes. Taught by Diane DeBois, these classes are free and open to all. 
5 p.m. - SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Nothfield Senior Center, Come to our monthly spaghetti supper at the Northfield Senior Center. For $8 you can enjoy a delicious meal of spaghetti, salad, bread, and a dessert. All proceeds benefit the Northfield Senior Center. Take a night off from cooking and join us for a lovely meal.
Barre
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers at Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 N. Main St.,#200. This class will be held over six consecutive Thursdays through May 24th, $30 donation to CVCOA suggested but not required. Register by calling: 476-2681.

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