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April 23rd, 2014

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Tuesday, April 22

MONTPELIER- Birding By Ear Mini-Course. First session of four-part workshop. North Branch Nature Center, $165 members/$180 non for series, 6-7:30pm. Info./register 229-6206.

Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. National Life, 9am-3pm.

PoemCity Annual Open Reading. This event never fails to draw a lively crowd of local poets. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., 7pm. Sign-up details at www.bearpondbooks.com

Author Don Mitchell. Reading from his book Flying Blind, about creating a habitat for endangered bats on his Vergennes farm. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 12:45pm.

Earth Day Celebration. Bring old books for book swap, kids gardening table, face painting until 1pm, sample local products, plant walk at noon, prizes and more. Hunger Mountain Coop, 10am-5pm.

Solar Home: Heating & Cooling Info. Session. Learn about basics, financial incentives and more w/Jessica Edgerly Walsh of SunCommon. Hunger Mountain Coop, FREE, 6-7pm. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

 

Wednesday, April 23

BARRE- How the Law Made Vermont. An Osher Lifelong Institute presentation by Paul Gillies, lawyer and writer. Aldrich Library,  $5 for OLLI non-members, 1:30pm. Info. 454-1234.

Open Mike. With host John Lackard. Green Mountain Tavern, 10 Keith Ave., no cover, 9pm. Info. 522-3482.

COLCHESTER- Veterans Benefit Info. Night. For service members & their families. Hosted by Norwich Univ., VSAC & VT National Guard. Camp Johnson, 6-8pm. Info. 485-2712.

MARSHFIELD- Bicycle Maintenance with Ann Miller and Friends. Tune up your bike for spring. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 7pm. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Kitchen Medicine: Spring Rejuvenation. Workshop with Lisa Mase of Harmonized Cookery. VT Center for Integrative Herbalism, $25, 5:30-8:30pm. Pre-register 224-7100.

Winter Ready. Leland Kinsey reads from his newest book, Winter Ready. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

U-32 & Montpelier School Districts Discussion. Legislators seek your input on ways to increase educational opportunities in the face of rising costs and declining enrollment. State House, Room 11, 6-8pm.

Padre Pauly. Indie folk rock with a taste of rockabilly. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.

Making a Life in Music: From the Grange Hall to Carnegie Hall. Interactive concert and discussion presented by Capital City Concerts. Monteverdi Music School, FREE, 7pm. Info. 229-9000.

The Dandelions are Coming! Did you know the entire dandelion plant is medicinal? Learn more w/Dana Woodruff. Hunger Mtn Co-op, $10 members/$12 non, 6-7:30pm. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

WATERBURY- Toy Hacking. Take apart toys and see how they work. Toys and tools provided, for 4th-6th grades. Waterbury Public Library, 10:30am. Pre-register 244-7036.

World Book Night. To promote reading, WPL will give away 20 copies of a new, popular adult fiction novel to light or non-readers only. First come, first served. Waterbury Public Library, starts 6pm.

 

Thursday, April 24

CALAIS- Al ‘n Pete. Traditional Irish/Celtic music. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, starts 7pm.

MONTPELIER- Woodcock Watch. We’ll listen and watch for the dramatic courtship flight of the American Woodcock. North Branch Nature Center, $5 members/$8 non, 7:30pm. Info. 229-6206.

PoemCity 2014: Poem in Your Pocket Day. Carry a poem with you to share with co-workers, family, friends & more. Poems distributed at Bear Pond, Global Gifts, Capitol Grounds, Drawing Board, more.

Poem in Your Pocket Storytime Celebration. Enjoy a special poetry storytime and a craft in celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day and PoemCity 2014. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 10:30am.

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams. UVM professor Huck Gutman discusses and shares the work of the modern American poet. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

Our Town. LNT opens 2014 season with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award winning classic, feat. a multi-generational cast. Lost Nation Theater, $25-$30, 7pm. Info. 229-0492.

Parklets Presentation and Technical Meeting. For those interested in learning more about parklets or looking to submit proposals. City Council Chambers, 39 Main St., 7pm. Info. at montpelieralive.org

Green Mountain Care Board Public Meeting. Dept. of Financial Regulation, 89 Main St., 3rd floor, 1-4pm. Info. at http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/

Cloud Hidden Art & Music. Live music to do art by, some art supplies provided. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.

Intro. to Square Foot Gardening. Peter Burke discusses planning, raised beds, succession perfect soil, planting and more. Hunger Mtn Co-op, $10 members/$12 non, 6-7pm. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

NORTHFIELD- Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. Northfield High School, noon-5:30pm.

RANDOLPH CTR- Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. Vermont Technical College, 11:30am-5pm.

 

Friday, April 25

BARRE- Spring Book Sale. Gently used books & other items for all ages at rock bottom prices. Hosted by Friends of the Aldrich. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Community Room, noon-5pm. Info. 476-7550.

CALAIS- Big Hat No Cattle. Texas swing. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, starts 7pm.

MONTPELIER- Spring Migration Bird Walk. Explore NBNC & other local birding hotspots for warblers, vireos, thrushes, more. North Branch Nature Center, $10/free for members, 7-8:30am. 229-6206.

Brown Bag Poetry: Card Catalog Poetry Writing. Bring your lunch to this group writing session using the library’s retired card catalog as a prompt. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, noon.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 8pm. See description 4/24.

The Relationship Between Stress, Biochemistry & Food. Workshop with Jody McGrath, MA, PhD ABD, LCMHC. Hunger Mtn Co-op, FREE, 6-7:30pm. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

NORTHFIELD- 9th Annual Northfield Art Show. Paintings, fiber arts, photography, pastels & basketry by 20 local artists. Brown Public Library, open noon-9pm, reception 7-9pm.

Girl Model. Documentary about young girls in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry. Public welcome, discussion to follow. Norwich University, Cabot 85, FREE, 5:30pm.

PLAINFIELD- Artist Reception. With Montpelier artist Barbara Leber. Blinking Light Gallery, 5-7pm. Info. 454-0141.

WATERBURY CENTER- Turkey Take-out Dinner. Waterbury Ctr Community Church, Rte 100, pick up 4-6pm. RSVP 244-8089.

 

Saturday, April 26

BARRE- Spring Book Sale. Aldrich Library, 10am-3pm. See 4/25.

April Bluesday. Dinner, raffle and more, featuring Hot Diggity and Broken String. Benefits CVHHH and VT Foodbank. Gusto’s, $15 and non-perishable food items, starts 6pm. Info./tickets 223-1787.

BERLIN- Walk with Green Mountain Club. Easy, 5 mile walk at Berlin Pond, possible extension to 8 miles according to group preference. Call 249-8849 for meeting time and place.

Cardio Tennis Fundraiser. Benefits Green Mtn United Way, all are welcome. First in Fitness, Granger Rd., $20 donation, 1pm. E-mail sbarker@firstinfitness.com to register.

BROOKFIELD- Walkathon for Randolph Area Food Shelf. Walkers, runners and cyclists welcome. Brookfield Elementary, Ridge Rd., registration begins 8am. Info. www.randolphareafoodshelf.org

CALAIS- Barn Band. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, starts 7pm.

EAST BETHEL- Annual Ham & Turkey Supper. Grange Hall, $9/$4 kids, 5-7:30pm. Also Variety Show: $5/$3, 8:15pm.

MONTPELIER- Capital City Concerts: Maids in Vermont. This all-girl/all-Vermonter group performs works by Ravel, Martinu, more. Unitarian Church, $10-$25, 7:30pm. www.capitalcityconcerts.com

Capital City Indoor Farmers Market. Locally grown & prepared foods, gifts and more. Last week of the “indoor” market will be outside at the usual summer site. 60 State St., 10am-2pm.

The Nature of Poetry. Bring your favorite nature poem to share or come to listen. Led by poet & nature lover Michelle A.L. Singer, foll. by nature walk & writing. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 10am-noon.

Springtime Family Music Soiree with Summit School. Rollicking family fun featuring music, dancing & wonderful talent of the Summit School for Traditional Music. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 1-2pm.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 8pm. See description 4/24.

Open Turf Time. Play soccer, frisbee, basketball, baseball and lots more, including indoor driving range. Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center, Gallison Hill Rd., $1, 3:30-5pm. Info. 229-5900.

Irish Session. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 2-5pm. Info. 229-9212.

NORTHFIELD- 9th Annual Northfield Art Show. Brown Public Library, 10am-6pm. See description 4/25.

PLAINFIELD- 5th Annual Mad Pie Hoedown. Contra dancing and pie auction, benefits Villagebuilding Convergence. Plainfield Community Center, $8-$20 sugg. donation, 7:30pm. Info. 223-1730.

Discover Goddard Day. Learn about low residency degree programs, meet students and faculty, tour campus & have lunch. Goddard College, FREE, 10am-3pm. RSVP at www.goddard.edu/discover

RANDOLPH- Christian Contemporary Concert. Under One Roof Ministry presents a concert for all ages feat. Remnant and Unique Small & The Mended Hearts. Green Mtn Gospel Chapel, FREE, 7pm.

Beat the Band Contest Winners. Feat. Donna Thunder, Coquette, Revibe, TallGrass GetDown & The Folk Rock Project. Audience members vote for a winner. Chandler Music Hall, $12, 7:30pm. 728-6464.

STOWE- Girl in the Room. A play by Vermont author Sarah Jo Willey. Performance benefits Alzherimer’s Association VT chapter. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Ctr, $20 advance/$25 at door, 7:30pm.

WATERBURY- Trout Unlimited MadDog Chapter Banquet, Auction & Raffle. Country Club of Vermont, $45/$80 per couple, cocktails 5pm, dinner 6:30pm. RSVP to cptred@yahoo.com

 

Sunday, April 27

ELMORE- Pruning 101. Session 1 (1-3pm) on tools/ techniques & apple tree pruning; session 2 (3:15-5:15pm) on pruning fruit trees, blueberries, other bush fruit. Elmore Roots, $10/session. 888-3305.

MONTPELIER- Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 2pm. See 4/24.

Musicians Against Child Abuse. Russ, Greta & PQ at 4pm; Stehpanie Lynn at 4:30pm; Chad Hollister at 5pm; Bow Thayer at 6pm. Benefits Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, all ages welcome. Held at Sweet Melissa’s, Langdon St., $10 sugg. donation, 4-7pm.

Eric Friedman. Folk ballads for brunch. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.

NORTHFIELD- 9th Annual Northfield Art Show. Brown Public Library, noon-4pm. See description 4/25.

WATERBURY- Hike with Green Mountain Club. Moderate, 5-6 miles at Little River State Park. Spring wildflower & history hike. Bring water and lunch. Call 229-9787 for meeting time and place.

 

Monday, April 28

BERLIN- Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. Central Vermont Medical Center, 9am-2pm.

MONTPELIER- Death and Rebirth: Facing Fear & Finding Hope. Explore the natural cycle of life, death and rebirth from a Buddhist perspective, with Ven. Amy Miller. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6-8pm.

Medicinal Herbs for the Kitchen Garden. Learn the benefits of 10 herbs & plan a small garden, w/health coach Marie Frohlich. Hunger Mtn Co-op, $8 members/$10 non, 6-7pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

WATERBURY- Musical Story Time. With Lesley Grant, for ages 18 months to 4 years. Waterbury Public Library, 10am. Info. 244-7036.

 

Tuesday, April 29

BARRE- Fire Training on Solar Panels. Everything you ever wanted to know about solar panels and the fire service. Hosted by SunCommon. Barre Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 7pm.

Business Wisdom Circle. Networking & mentoring for women in business, light refreshments. Hosted by VT Women’s Business Center. CVCAC, 20 Gable Place, $10, 4:30-6:30pm. Pre-reg. 479-9813.

MONTPELIER- Bike Ride with Green Mountain Club. Easy, 12 miles, Montpelier to Middlesex and return. Bring lunch & water, helmet required. Call 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

Raking the Winter Leaves. Gary Margolis gathers four books of poetry in Raking the Winter Leaves, incl. a selection of poems from his new collection, The Other Flag. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., 7pm.

Brave Parenting. Parenting coach Krissy Pozatek offers a “Buddhist-inspired guide to raising emotionally resilient children. Books for sale at event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6:30-8pm.

The Peoples’ Cafe. Music, poetry, comedy & education, hosted by Occupy Central VT. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. 229-9212.

Poetry Reading. Main Street Middle School 6th graders read poetry in conjunction with Sherry Olson’s poetry class at MSAC. Open to the public. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 1pm.

 

Wednesday, April 30

BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. Green Mountain Tavern, 10 Keith Ave., no cover, 9pm. Info. 522-3482.

MONTPELIER- Herbal Allies for Pregnancy and Lactation. With clinical herbalist Emily Wheeler. VT Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., $12/$10 for members, 6-8pm. Must pre-reg., 224-7100.

The Vermont Movie: Freedom and Unity. Part Two: Under the Surface. An OLLI event with filmmaker Louise Michaels. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr,  $5 for OLLI non-members, 1:30pm. 454-1234.

Kin and Lake Studies. UVM professor and poet Daniel Lusk reads from his books Kin and Lake Studies, inspired by wildlife and other hidden treasures. A PoemCity event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

Game Night. Bring your favorite, or use one of ours. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.

Public Meeting on Kingdom Heritage Lands. Updates on draft management plan, public input welcome. Montpelier High School, 7-9pm. Info. at www.tinyurl.com/WestMtnReview

WATERBURY- Play with Scratch. Kids can learn to program their own stories & animations using Scratch. For 4th through 6th grades. Waterbury Public Library, 3pm. Pre-register 244-7036.

Waterbury Historical Society Annual Meeting. After business meeting & election of officers, Paul Carnahan will speak on researching the history of your house. American Legion, Stowe St., 7pm.

 

Thursday, May 1

BARRE- Songs and Social Justice. Celebrate Primo Maggio with a lasagna dinner, screening of The Internationale w/filmmaker Peter Miller, and sing-along tribute to Pete Seger. Old Labor Hall, $25/$20 for union members, seniors & students, 5:30pm. Info. 479-5600.

MONTPELIER- Honoring Your Birth Story & Birth Healing. Part of workshop series for new and expectant parents. Good Beginnings, 174 River St., FREE, 6-8pm. Info./registration 595-7953.

March for Health & Dignity. Keep our government on track toward universal healthcare, work with dignity, and a healthy environment. With music, art and kid-friendly activities. State House lawn, noon.

Colin McCaffrey & Brendan Taaffe. Irish and American traditional music, blended with African rhythms. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.

Spring Rummage Sale. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St., 4-7pm.

Art of Creative Aging Opening Reception. Meet some of the artists featured in this juried exhibit featuring recent work of older visual artists living in central Vermont. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 5-7pm.

Counterpoint Chorus and U32 Camerata. Joint concert. U32 High School, $5, 7pm. Info. 540-1784.

 

Friday, May 2

CALAIS- The Sky Blue Boys. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, starts 7pm.

MARSHFIELD- Contra Dance. Annual fundraiser for Jaquith Public Library, featuring music by Susannah Blachly, Susan Reid and George White. Fritz’s barn, 7pm. Call 426-3190 for directions.

MONTPELIER- Spring Migration Bird Walk. Explore NBNC & other local birding hotspots for warblers, vireos, thrushes, more. North Branch Nature Center, $10/free for members, 7-8:30am. 229-6206.

Laugh Local VT Open Mic Comedy Night. Sign up to perform, or watch those that do. Open to the public. American Legion, 21 Main St., donations welcome, sign-ups start 7:30pm, show 8pm. 793-3884.

Spring Rummage Sale. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St., 9am-1pm. Bag Sale, 1-4pm.

Reiki Clinic. 1/2 hour sessions with Reiki Master Lynne Ihlstrom. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., $15, 2-4pm. Call 522-0045 for appointment.

RANDOLPH- 2nd Annual Free Dental Care Day. For Randolph-area residents age 21+, without any dental insurance or coverage through medicaid. At Bethany Church. Call 229-9532 for reservation.

RANDOLPH CENTER- Workshop on “New Americans” Website & Curriculum. Hosted by VT Folklife Center & Young Tradition Vermont. Langevin House, VTC campus, $25. Register at 388-4964.

 

Saturday, May 3

BERLIN- People’s Health & Wellness Clinic Bowl-a-Thon. Form a team and raise some funds for the clinic. Lots of prizes. Held at Twin City Lanes. Call 479-1229 or www.phwcvt.org to register a team.

BROOKFIELD- Pancake Breakfast. With home fries, sausages & beverages. Pond Village Church, corner of Ridge Rd. & Rte 65, 7:30-11am. Also Spring Fling, 7:30am-noon. Info. 276-3376.

CALAIS- Cinco de Mayo Party. With Lewis Franco & the Brown Eyed Girls. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7pm.

MARSHFIELD- Green Up Day. Bring all trash, metal and tires to Marshfield Town Garage, 8am-noon. Call 426-3849 w/any questions.

MONTPELIER- Orchard Valley Waldorf School Annual Sweet ‘n’ Savory Pie Breakfast. All you can eat. Christ Episcopal Church, $8 person/$30 family/under 5 free, 8:30-12:30 or until pie runs out.

Hike Moscow with GMC Montpelier. Moderate, 10 +/- miles on Cotton Brook loop trail. Call 223-0020 for info. and meeting time.

Irish Session, 2-5pm; Dallas Heron, 6-8pm. Both at Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. All you can eat. Boutwell Masonic Center, Gallison Hill Rd., $7/$4 kids under 12, 7-11:30am. Call 279-4251 or see a Kiwinis member for tickets.

RANDOLPH- VT Philharmonic Spring Concert. Feat. works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, more. Chandler Music Hall, $15/$12 seniors/$5 students, 7:30pm. Tix at door or www.vermontphilharmonic.org

ROXBURY- Green Up Day Book Sale and Basket Raffle. Donations welcomed at the library (no encyclopedias) before May 2nd. Roxbury Community Hall Senior Center, 1642 Roxbury Rd., 9am-3pm.

 

Sunday, May 4

BARRE- VT Philharmonic Spring Concert. Feat. works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, more. Barre Opera House, $15/$12 seniors/$5 students, 2pm. Tix at door, www.vermontphilharmonic.org, 476-8188.

MONTPELIER- Walk Stowe with GMC Montpelier. Easy, 10 miles on Stowe Bike Path. Call 249-0520 for meeting time & place.

Eric Friedman. Folk ballads for brunch. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.

MORRISVILLE- Northeast Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam and Meet. Fiddlers and public welcome. VFW, Pleasant St., food shelf donations welcome, noon-5pm.

WATERBURY- Spring Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt. Actress Elena Dodd brings Eleanor Roosevelt to life in this presentation. Hosted by Friends of the Waterbury Public Library, public welcome, refreshments provided. American Legion, 2pm. Info. 244-7036.

 

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