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Calendar of Events
Wednesday, November 14
BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. Gusto's, 28 Prospect St., no cover, 9pm. Info. 476-7919.
BRADFORD- Book Discussion: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler. Delve into selections from the Great Books Foundation's new volume. A VT Humanities program. Bradford Public Library, 6:30pm. 222-4536.
MARSHFIELD- Song Circle Community Sing-along. Led by Rich & Laura Atkinson. No experience necessary, song books will be provided. Jaquith Library, 6:45pm. Info. 426-3581.
MONTPELIER- 2012 Election Analysis. With journalist Bob Kinzel. Part of Osher Lifelong Learning series, all are welcome. Montpelier Senior Ctr, Barre St., $5 non-members, 1:30pm. 223-1763.
Community Cinema: Solar Mamas. This film tells the story of Barefoot College, where women from around the world are trained to be solar engineers. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm. 223-3338.
Blues with The Usual Suspects. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
Crawling in from the Cold. Preschool discovery program for ages 3-5. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5 members/$8 non, 10-11:30am. 229-6206.
Public Hearing About Transportation Issues. Incl. bike/ped. issues, rail & bus services, bridges, road safety, more. Hosted by VTrans. Central VT Regional Commission, 29 Main St., Ste 4, 6:30pm.
Pediatric CPR Class. Recognition & care of breathing/cardiac emergencies in infants & children to age 12. Red Cross class, includes materials, certification. Montpelier High School, Rm 101, $60, 6-9pm.
The Challenge of Rudolph Steiner. Screening of the documentary. Benefit for Central VT High School Initiative, discussion & snacks. Savoy Theater Downstairs, $20, 5-8pm. Tix at Bear Pond or 223-3005.
MORETOWN- Red Cross Blood Drive. All are encouraged to donate. Harwood Union H.S., 10:40am-4pm. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Thursday, November 15
BARRE- Health Care Reform in VT: How it Affects Seniors. Annual meeting of the Central VT Council on Aging, public welcome to attend. Steak House Restaurant, 9am-noon. RSVP to 476-2676.
Central VT Community Action Council Annual Meeting. Members of the public welcome to attend the business portion of the meeting. Steak House Restaurant, 5:30-6:30pm. RSVP to 479-1053 by 11/12.
Granite City Grocery Public Listening Session. Learn about plans to establish a downtown grocery store and share your thoughts. Barre Senior Center, 153 No. Main St., 6:30pm. Info. 279-7518.
BERLIN- Fall Time of Remembrance. To honor & remember those served by Hospice. CVHHH Conference Ctr, Granger Rd., social time 5:30-6:15pm, music/readings/farewell 6:15-8pm. RSVP 223-1878.
MONTPELIER- Third Thursday w/ Transition Town Montpelier. Nicko Rubin speaks on "Fruit Trees in the Ecological Landscape." Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6-7:45pm. Info. 223-3338.
Eric Friedman. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
Climate Change in Vermont: Chip Darmstadt. Lecture, discussion, & bird-friendly coffee with NBNC's founding director. North Branch Nature Center, donations welcome, 7-8:30pm. Info. 229-6206.
Green Mtn Care Board Public Meeting. Discussion of Copley Hospital budget decision, payment reform, more. Dept. of Financial Regulation, 89 Main St., 3rd fl., 1-5pm. http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/
MORRISVILLE- GED Testing. Social studies, science & reading at 11am, take 1 or 2; writing at 1:30pm, math at 2pm, take only one. Morrisville Learning Ctr, 52 Portland St. Pre-register 888-5531.
RANDOLPH- Infant & Child CPR. An expert from WRV Ambulance teaches this non-certification course to family, friends & caregivers. The Family Center at Gifford, $20, 6-8pm. Pre-reg. 728-2274.
STOWE- Breaking the Silence. An evening of community gathering with Vermont's migrant and immigrant populations. Music, food, discussion, more. Helen Day Art Center, 6pm. Info. 253-8358.
Friday, November 16
BARRE- Open Mic Comedy Night: Stroke Your Joke IV. Comics try 7 minutes of live material in front of an audience. Espresso Bueno, FREE/donations welcome, sign up 7:30pm, show 8pm. 793-3884.
MONTPELIER- A Fraction of a Whole: Bob Kinzel & Jean Olson. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
Lights On Afterschool Rally. An event to highlight the contributions of after school programs. Hosted by Community Connections, all community members welcome. Union Elementary School, 3pm-6pm.
The Music Man. Presented by Montpelier Theater Guild. Union Elementary School, $12 adults/$8 students, 7:30pm. Tickets at Bear Pond Books or at the door.
PLAINFIELD- Return of the Moose. Premiere of Tom Blachly's 'serious farce' about hunters trapped at deer camp in the NEK. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, $15/$10, 7:30pm. Info. 426-3955.
Ironwill Tate. A fantasy-filled comic adventure for adults, by touring puppeteers Bat Honey, featuring 50+ handmade puppets. Mature language. Plainfield Community Center, $5-$10 sugg. donation, 7pm.
RANDOLPH- Gifford Annual Craft Fair. Jewelry, baked goods, quilting, Christmas ornaments and much more. Benefits Gifford Adult Day Program. Gifford Medical Center, 11am-5pm. Info. 763-8828.
Saturday, November 17
BARRE- Art Opening. Reception for opening of "Celebrate" show, featuring sale & tasting of locally made products by Caledonia Spirits. Studio Place Arts, 4:30-6:30pm. Info. 479-7069.
CHELSEA- Annual Christmas Bazaar. Crafts, baked goods, white elephant, raffle, lunch available. Hosted by Chelsea Senior Center. Held at United Church of Chelsea, Rtes 110 & 113, 9am-2pm.
CRAFTSBURY- Spencer Lewis. Guitar and violin. The Music Box, 7:30pm. Info. 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org
GREENSBORO- Fair Trade Holiday Gift Fair. SERRV sale featuring items from around the world, plus goods from local artisans & crafters, bake sale. Greensboro United Church of Christ, 10am-2pm.
HARDWICK- Mike Carlucci. Performing a blend of classic hits & modern favorites. Positive Pie, 87 So. Main St., no cover, 9:30pm.
MARSHFIELD- Winter Clothing Drive. Free, good quality clothing available. Drop off donations at Jaquith Library during the week. Old Schoolhouse Common gym, 9am-1pm. Info. 426-3581.
MONTPELIER- Thanksgiving Farmers Market. Produce, meats and more for your holiday dinner, plus handmade gifts, baked goods, and prepared foods. Montpelier High School gym, 10am-2pm.
Irish Sessions, 2-5pm; Shanna Underwood, 6-8pm. Both at Bagitos Café, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.
Capital City Concerts: Perchance to Dream. A 26-piece prof. orchestra performs works by Debussy, Mozart, Wagner, more. St. Augustine Church, $10-$25, 7:30pm. Tix at www.capitalcityconcerts.org
Transition Town Montpelier Potluck. With discussion on "Lifestyle Adaptations for Climate Change, Post Peak Oil & Economic Instability." All are welcome. Trinity Methodist Church, noon-2pm.
"No CPG for VT Yankee" March & Rally. Organized by VT Yankee Decommissioning Alliance & others. Gather at City Hall at noon, 1pm march to VT Statehouse, 1:30pm rally at Statehouse. Info. 476-3154.
Vermont's Emerging Health Care System: What's Next? All day conference held by VT Alliance for Retired Americans, feat. state and national speakers. Open to the public. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., $10 incl. lunch, starts 9am. Info. 454-1131.
The Music Man. Union Elementary School, 7:30pm. See 11/17.
NORTHFIELD- International Holiday Market. SERRV crafts from around the world, food items and more. Also raffle, soup/chowder lunch available for $5. United Church of Northfield, 9am-3pm.
PLAINFIELD- Return of the Moose. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 7:30pm. See description 11/16.
RANDOLPH- Gifford Annual Craft Fair. Gifford Medical Center, 9am-3pm. See description 11/16.
First Responder Safety Training for Electric Vehicles. Vermont Tech, FREE, 8am-5pm. Call 728-1677 to register. More info. at www.greentrainings.vtc.edu
STOCKBRIDGE- Chicken Pie Supper. Takeouts available. Hosted by Gaysville Community Church. Stockbridge Central School, Rte 107, $8/$5 kids, seatings 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. Info. 234-9281.
WAITSFIELD- Winter Kick-off Party. Freestyle exhibition, film screening, presentations, live music, and more. Hosted by Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort. Big Picture Theater, 5pm.
waterbury- Community Breakfast. Pancakes, french toast, eggs, sausage, coffee and much more. Waterbury Grange, $8/$4 kids 4-12, 8am-10:30am. Info. 244-1192.
Family Movie Matinee. This PG movie from 2011 is about the friendship between a boy and a dolphin. Waterbury Public Library, FREE, noon. Call 244-7036 for movie title and to register.
WEBSTERVILLE- Nature's Way Home Craft Show. Primitive crafts, wreaths, baked goods, more. 105 Churchill Rd., 7am-7pm.
Sunday, November 18
BARRE- Horse Equipment & Riding Apparel Auction. English and Western, barn supplies, etc. Sponsored by Dog River Horse Club. Canadian Club, preview noon, auction 1pm. Info. 479-2448.
MONTPELIER- Capital City Concerts: Perchance to Dream. Full orchestra concert conducted by Lou Kosma, w/works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Wagner & Mozart. Unitarian Church, $25/$10 students & reduced income, 7:30pm. Tix at Bear Pond or capitalcityconcerts.org
Ron Merkin. Performing for Sunday brunch. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.
The Music Man. Union Elementary School, 2pm. See 11/17.
NORTHFIELD- International Holiday Market. United Church of Northfield, 11am-1pm.
PLAINFIELD- Return of the Moose. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 7:30pm. See description 11/16.
WEBSTERVILLE- Nature's Way Home Craft Show. Primitive crafts, wreaths, baked goods, more. 105 Churchill Rd., 9am-5pm.
Monday, November 19
BARRE- Red Cross Blood Drive. All are encouraged to donate. Barre Elks Lodge, 11:30am-5:30pm. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
BRADFORD- Bradford 250th Celebration Planning Meeting. Open to all, handicapped accessible. Bradford Academy, 172 N. Main St., 7pm. Info. 222-4423.
MONTPELIER- Making Dances: Masterclass w/Lida Winfield. All ages & backgrounds welcome. Winfield is a Flynn Center teaching artist. Contemporary Dance & Fitness, $15, 4-5:30pm. Pre-reg. 229-4676.
Public Budget Forum. Discussion of State budget process, revenues, expenditures. VT Interactive Television, Green Mtn Drive, 4:45-6:45pm. www.vtlink.org. Live streaming at http://finance.vermont.gov/home
Tuesday, November 20
BARRE- Home Sharing Informational Meeting. Learn what home sharing is all about. Home Share Now, 115 Main St., 5:30-6pm. RSVP 479-8544.
Free Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination Clinic. Unvaccinated adults without health insurance or access to care are encouraged to attend. VT Dept. of Health, 5 Perry St., Suite 250, 8am-4:30pm.
EAST MONTPELIER- East Montpelier/Calais Historical Societies Meeting. Potluck at 6pm, followed by Adam Boyce as the Old Country Fiddler. All are welcome, FREE, at the Old Brick Church.
HARDWICK- Red Cross Blood Drive. All are encouraged to donate. Kinghts of Columbus, 12:30pm-6pm. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
MONTPELIER- Becoming a Hospice Volunteer. Discussion with staff and volunteers from CVHHH. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6pm. Info. 223-3338.
Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival Premiere. Benefits VLT efforts to save Bolton backcountry. Cash bar. Savoy Downstairs Theatre, $15, 7pm. RSVP to email@example.com
Piano Recital. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
WILLIAMSTOWN- Ainsworth Library Board Of Trustees Meeting. Open to the public. Ainsworth Public Library, 6pm.
Wednesday, November 21
MONTPELIER- Blues with The Usual Suspects. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
WORCESTER- Annual Thanksgiving Meal. Turkey & all the fixins, vegetarian entrees, pies and more. Hosted by Worcester Community Kitchen, all are welcome. Town Hall, FREE, 11am-1pm. 223-2848.
Thursday, November 22
MONTPELIER- 40th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. All are invited, wheelchair accessible. Bethany Church, Main St., FREE, 11:30am-2pm. If you need delivery service, or would like to volunteer or contribute in any way, call 229-9151.
Friday, November 23
MONTPELIER- Black Friday w/DJ Ben Arsenal. DJs accompanied by live music & MCs Ben Arsenal, Miles Felix, DJC, Mr Yee, J Bob Funky & more. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, 22 State St., $5, 10:30pm.
Saturday, November 24
BARRE- Downtown Open House, Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting. Open House 1-4pm with wagon rides, music, Santa, treats & more; Parade starts 5:15pm, Barre Aud. to City Hall Park, where Santa & Digger assist w/ tree lighting; concludes w/fireworks show.
HARDWICK- Blue Fox. It has been said that his "vocals are deep-lazy-growly-sexy, and his guitar playing is ultra-strength. Positive Pie, 87 So. Main St., 10pm.
MONTPELIER- Irish Sessions, 2-5pm; Tony Mason, 6-8pm. Both at Bagitos Café, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.
Quiet Lion: Tommy Alexander & Alanna Grace Flynn. Burlington area singer-songwriters perform with a full band and special guest Kelly Ravin. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, 22 State St., $5, 10:30pm.
RANDOLPH- Scrooge. A special holiday performance for children and families by the No Strings Marionette Company. Chandler Music Hall, $6, 11am. Info. 728-6464.
The 5th Quarter. Second film in the Faith and Family film series, this is the true story of a tragic car accident and its effects on the victims' loved ones and beyond. Chandler Music Hall, $5, 7:30pm. 552-7791.
Sunday, November 25
MONTPELIER- Montpelier Antiques Market. Furniture, art, ephemera, postcards, books, more. Elks Country Club, $5 early buying at 7:30am/$2 regular admission 9am, 7:30am-1:30pm. 751-6138.
Art Herttua Jazz. Performing for Sunday brunch. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.
PLAINFIELD- An Afternoon of Remembered Love. With Kate Harper and Leon Marasco, editors of Heartscapes: True Stories of Remembered Love. Cutler Library, 3-4:30pm. Info. 454-8504.
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