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Calendar of Events
Wednesday, January 23
CHELSEA- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. The Pines, 1 Maple Avenue, no cover, 9pm. Info. 802-685-3344.
MONTPELIER- Cones & Critters. We'll make small feeders & see what's outside to enjoy them. Preschool discovery program for ages 3-5. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5 members/$8 non, 10-11:30am. 229-6206.
Acoustic Blues with The Usual Suspects. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
First Aid Class. First aid skills for injuries and sudden illnesses. Red Cross class, includes materials, certification. Montpelier High School, Rm 101, $50, 6-9pm. Info. 225-8699.
Ayurveda for Weight Loss. Karen Johnston discusses Ayurvedic principles & provides a "dosha" profile of your unique body type. Hunger Mtn Coop, $5 members/$6 non, 6-7:30pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.
Thursday, January 24
EAST CORINTH- Readings by Local Historian Larry Coffin. Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Rd., FREE, 7pm. 439-5338.
MIDDLESEX- Middlesex Historical Society. Town Hall, board of directors meeting 6:45pm, annual meeting 7pm. Info. 272-8074.
MONTPELIER- Green Mtn Care Board Public Meeting. Discussion of health service areas updates on rate review, etc. Dept. of Financial Regulation, 89 Main St., 3rd fl., 1-5pm. http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/
Fiddling in Scandinavia. Katie Trautz shares and demonstrates fiddling traditions from Norway & Sweden. Part of Musica Borealis: Music of the North series. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.
Jer Koons and Caroline Rose. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
Public Meeting re: ADA Transition Plan. Seeking input on the plan, which identifies physical obstacles within VTrans' facilities & proposals for improvement. VCIL, 11 East State St., noon. Info. 828-4002.
What's Going on in My Mind? Herb Propper, Ph.D., discusses meditation practices to calm your thoughts and focus your intentions. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE, 6-7:15pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.
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 Center, 52 Portland St. Pre-register 888-5531.
PLAINFIELD- Sara and Miriam. A special show with Sara Grace and Miriam Bernardo. Positive Pie, 7:30pm.
WATERBURY- Climate Change in Vermont. Presentation by weather guru Roger Hill. Co-hosted by Waterbury Public Library. American Legion, 16 Stowe St., FREE, 7pm. Info. 244-7036.
Friday, January 25
BARRE- Social Pathways: Transcending Punishment- A Healing Approach to Conflict in our Community. Presentation by Jane Martin, LPC. First Presbyterian Church, 6:30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Opening. Opening reception for "Thinking Out of the Box" & other new exhibits. Studio Place Arts, 5-7pm. Info. 476-8627.
Poetry Slam. With Slam Master Geof Hewitt. All ages welcome, bring a poem or two to share. Opportunity to write an original poem at beginning of evening. Aldrich Library, 6:30pm. Info. 476-5118.
MARSHFIELD- Art and Author Night. Opening of Michael Schumacher's artwork, foll. by Vince Feeney reading from The Peddler and the Priest. Jaquith Public Library, School St., 6pm. 426-3581.
MONTPELIER- Full Moon Snowshoe Hike. Explore Montpelier's hillsides with NBNC staff. Snowshoes & hot chocolate provided. North Branch Nature Center, 7-8:30pm. Info. 229-6206.
The Hubcats. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
NORTHFIELD- Northfield Art Show. Annual show featuring works in all media by Northfield area artists. Opening reception held Friday, 7-9pm. Brown Public Library, FREE, noon-9pm. 456-9650.
Bill W. Screening of the documentary about Norwich alum and AA founder, Bill Wilson. Post-film Q&A with filmmaker Kevin Hanlon. Norwich University, Dole Aud., FREE, 7pm.
WATERBURY- Story Time Dance. Shake move & sing during this lively hour for ages 3-6. Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 No. Main St., FREE, 10-11am. Call library to register, 244-7036.
Saturday, January 26
BARRE- Central Vermont Seed Swap. Bring seeds to swap, get seeds, potluck soup lunch, kids' crafts, mini farmer's market, info. tables & more. Old Labor Hall, FREE, 11am-2pm. Info. 279-7518.
The Aristocratic Peasants. Michael Jermyn and his band perform to highlight Jermyn's exhibit of photographs at the library. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Room, FREE, 1pm.
BROOKFIELD- Brookfield Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival. Ice harvesting history & demo, ice-cutting contests, snowshoe race, skating, much more. Pond Village, FREE, starts 10:30am. Info. 276-3260.
HARDWICK- Shrimptunes. Rhythm from the briny deep. Positive Pie, no cover, 9pm.
MIDDLESEX- Bob and the Trubadors. Original folk-based music inspired by Archetypal Dreamwork. Red Hen Café, 1-3pm.
MONTPELIER- Annual Latin Dinner & Dance. Gourmet Mexican meal, live music, and lessons in meringue, salsa & more. U-32 High School, $15/$7 student/$35 family, 6:30pm. Tix at 223-0321 x5179.
Irish Session, 2-5pm; David Kraus & John LaRouche, 6pm-close. Both at Bagitos Café, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.
Auditions: The Marriage of Figaro. Echo Valley Community Arts hosts auditions for male/female leads and chorus for their October production. Christ Episcopal Church, 10am-2pm. Info. 225-6471.
Vermont Mountaineers Hot Stove Banquet. With speaker Buster Olney, actor Giancarlo Esposito, new team manager, more. Capitol Plaza, $40/$20 kids. Info./tix at www.thevermontmountaineers.com
Everybody Wins! 8th Annual Read-a-Thon. Family fun with music by the Swing Peepers, prizes & refreshments. National Life will match all pledges. National Life Bldg, 1pm. 229-2665 or www.ewvt.org
Mint Julep. Performing jazz standards with a modern flair. Positive Pie, 22 State St., no cover, 10:30pm.
NORTHFIELD- Northfield Art Show. Brown Public Library, 10am-7pm. See description 1/25.
WARREN- Hope on the Slopes Vertical Challenge. Register as an individual or team for this American Cancer Society benefit. Sugarbush Resort, 8am-3:30pm. Register at cancer.org/NEHopeOnTheSlopes.
WATERBURY- Craft Workshop with Sue Premore. Teens and adults welcome to make beaded jewelry. All materials are provided. Waterbury Public Library, FREE, 9-11am. Pre-register 244-7036.
Sunday, January 27
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.
Ski for Heat Central Vermont. The day's trail fees will be donated for heating fuel assistance and matched by Green Mtn Power. Info. Morse Farm Ski Touring Center, 9am-4pm. Info. www.skiforheat.org
NORTHFIELD- Northfield Art Show. Brown Public Library, noon-4pm. See description 1/25.
PLAINFIELD- New Community Members Annual Potluck Dinner. Plainfield residents of any duration are welcome to attend. Bring food to share & your own dishes/utensils. Cutler Library, 6pm.
Monday, January 28
BARRE- Your Vermont Tourism Team Road Show. VT Dept. of Tourism staff share research, marketing opportunities & more. VT History Center, Washington St., FREE, 9am-11am. Info. 828-3683.
MONTPELIER- Herbal Support for Winter Time Sleep. Rebecca Dalgin shares samples & discusses herbal support for sleep. Hunger Mtn Coop, $8 members/$10 non, 5-7pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.
Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Rehearsals Begin. Rehearsals begin for 10th anniversary season. Open to all levels. Montpelier Senior Center, Barre St., 7-9pm. Info 1-877-343-3531 or www.vtfiddleorchestra.org
SOUTH ROYALTON- Red Cross Blood Drive. All are encouraged to donate. VT Law School 10:30am-3:30pm. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Tuesday, January 29
BARRE- Finding Your Market. Part of Central VT Community Action Council's "Business Building Blocks" series. CVCAC, Rte 302, FREE, 6-8:30pm. Call 477-5214 to register.
Business Wisdom Circle. Lightly structured networking and mentoring opportunity for women in business. The Quarry Grill & Tavern, Main St., 4-6pm. Info./registration at www.vwbc.org or 479-9813.
BRADFORD- GED Testing. Social studies, science & reading at 11am, take 1 or 2; writing at 1:30pm, math at 2pm, take only one. Bradford Learning Center, 24 Barton St. Pre-register 222-3282.
MONTPELIER- Michael Jermyn and Friends. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
Flower Essence Clinic for Winter Blues. Take home a custom blend of flower essences & tools. With Fearn Lickfield. Hunger Mtn Coop, $10 members/$12 non, 6-7:30pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.
Turning Your Lawn into Eden. David Fried, founder of Elmore Roots, discusses edible landscaping. Hosted by Master Gardeners, public welcome. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, FREE, 6:30-8pm.
Art Opening. Reception for "In the Eye of the Beholder" exhibit. Public welcome. Governor's Gallery, Pavilion Building, 3-5pm.
NORTHFIELD- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program Open House. For youth age 12-18 interested in learning about the program. Norwich University, Nat'l Guard Readiness & Regional Tech Center, Cram Drive, 6-8:30pm. Info. 426-3159 or www.gocivilairpatrol.com
Wednesday, January 30
CHELSEA- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. The Pines, 1 Maple Avenue, no cover, 9pm. Info. 802-685-3344.
FAIRLEE- Readings by Local Historian Larry Coffin. Fairlee Public Library, 221 Route 5N, FREE, 7pm. Info. 333-4716.
MONTPELIER- Callas Forever. Screening of the biographical film about opera diva Maria Callas. Followed by discussion led by library director Richard Bidnick. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm. 223-3338.
Trails in the Snow. We'll learn about the animals leaving their tracks in the snow. Preschool discovery program for ages 3-5. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5 members/$8 non, 10-11:30am. Info. 229-6206.
Beyond Conviction. Film about crime victims on the road to healing through Victim-Offender Dialogue. Discussion & refreshments to follow. City Hall, Memorial Room, FREE, 6:30-8:30pm. 223-9606.
Ski Waxing Clinic. Swix/Toko rep and expert wax technician Drew Gelinas will cover the techniques needed to make your skis as fast as possible. Onion River Sports, 6pm. Info. 229-9409.
Acoustic Blues with The Usual Suspects. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. 229-9212.
WATERBURY- Waterbury Historical Society Meeting. Slide presentation on "the first 125 years of Waterbury." All are welcome. Senior Center, Stowe Street, 7pm.
Thursday, January 31
BARRE- Public Meeting re: Deer Management Plan. Presentation by F&W deer biologist, followed by hunter surveys and question & answer forum. Spaulding High School cafeteria, 7-9pm.
MARSHFIELD- Public Meeting on Washington County Flood Insurance Options. Learn how revised flood hazard maps may affect you & available insurance options. Old Schoolhouse Common, 7pm.
MONTPELIER- Green Mtn Care Board Public Meeting. Updates on rate review, budgets, payment reform, more. Dept. of Financial Regulation, 89 Main St., 3rd fl., 1-5pm. http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/
Wake up Darkness. Israel Kacyvenski screens and discusses his film, which explores some of the deepest issues of the human psyche. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6:30pm. Info. 223-3338.
Ken Tonnissen. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
MORRISVILLE- Book Discussion: The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski. Part of VT Humanities Council's series on Post-Colonial Africa. Morristown Library, FREE, 7pm. Info. 888-2616.
PLAINFIELD- Open Pick Night. Acoustic jam. Positive Pie, 7:30-10pm.
RANDOLPH- Red Cross Blood Drive. All are encouraged to donate. VT Technical College, 11:30am-5pm. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
What is a "Good" Death? Health and hospice care experts discuss how to plan, at any age, for a death with comfort and dignity. Gifford Conference Center, FREE, 5-6:30pm. Info. 728-7100.
Friday, February 1
MONTPELIER- The Geology of the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Pres. by Greg Walsh, part of NBNC Naturalist Journeys series. Unitarian Church, donations welcome, 7pm. Info. 229-6206.
Montpolar Frostival. Art Walk, 4-8pm; scavenger hunt all day; free admission to VT History museum, 4-7pm; coffeehouse at Trinity Church, 7-9pm; more. See this week's ad or MontpelierAlive.org
Allison Mann & Colin McCaffrey Jazz Sextet Dance/Concert. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St. (above Onion River Sports), $10, 7:30-10pm. Info. 229-4676.
Snow Ball. Performances by Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, and SideShow Bob. Lost Nation Theater, $15/$20 for two, 8pm-midnight. Tickets available at LNT.
First Friday Dance Party. DJ Bay and DJ Jah B play techno, hip-hop, reggae, dub-step, more. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, no cover, 10pm.
Reiki Clinic. 1/2 hour sessions with Lynne Ihlstrom for $15. Hour sessions also available. Call for appointment, walk-ins also welcome. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, 58 Barre St., noon-4pm. 522-0045.
TUNBRIDGE- The New Feminist Agenda. Presentation by former governor, ambassador and author, Madeleine Kunin. Tunbridge Public Library, FREE, 7pm. Info. 889-9404.
Saturday, February 2
MONTPELIER- Chili Dinner. Meet and vegetarian chilis, rolls, beverages and desserts. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., $8/$5 kids, 4:30-7pm. Info./reservation 224-6639.
Montpelier Movement Collective. Contemporary dance performance. Lost Nation Theater, $15/$25 for two, 7:30pm. Tix at LNT.
Montpolar Frostival. Fun for all ages including pancake breakfast at Unitarian Church; contradance at Grange; storytelling at library; much more. See full schedule in this week's ad or MontpelierAlive.org
Zach Dupont Band. Contemporary folk singer songwriter. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, $5, 10:30pm.
Irish Sessions, 2-5pm; Charlie Messing, 6-8pm. Both at Bagitos Café, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.
Getting Ready to Meet the Future - Transition Town in Vermont. Gail England discusses the Transition Town movement. All are welcome, potluck to follow. Capital City Grange, FREE, 5:30pm.
MORETOWN- Groundhog Day Dance & Potluck. Family-friendly, with DJ Richard Pitonyak, screening of "Ground Hog Day" film with Bill Murray. Bring a dish to share, BYOB, hot beverages avail. Benefits restoration of Town Hall kitchen. Town Hall, by donation, 6-10pm.
WATERBURY CENTER- Green Mtn Club Snowshoe Festival. Guided hikes, demos, bonfire, and a variety of activities for children. GMC Headquarters, Rte 100, $8 members/$10 others, 8:30am-5pm.
Sunday, February 3
BARRE- Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra: From the Romantics to the Present. Featuring works by Beethoven, Wagner & more. Barre Opera House, $15/$12 seniors/$5 students, 2pm. Info. 476-8188.
MONTPELIER- Molly Durnin. Performing for Sunday brunch. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.
Montpelier Movement Collective. Lost Nation Theater, FREE, 2pm.
Montpolar Frostival. Fun for all ages including Frozen Onion bike race at Hubbard Park; unicycling at Montpelier Rec.; much more. See full schedule in this week's ad or at MontpelierAlive.org
WILLIAMSTOWN- Northeast Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam and Meet. Fiddlers and public welcome. Moose Club, donations accepted, noon-5pm. Info. 728-5188.
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