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April 1st, 2015

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Tuesday, March 31
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard at South Side Tavern. 9 p.m., no cover.

Wednesday, April 1
BARRE – Central VT Job Fair at Barre City Auditorium. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opportunity for job seekers to meet with dozens of employers on available jobs and job training. For more info, contact Wendy.Madigan@state.vt.us.

Micro Business Development Program. Business Planning Workshop Series: What do you need to make sure you have in your business plan when you want to ask for a loan? 20 Gable Place, 6-8 p.m. 802-477-5176

The Paletteers of Vermont Spring Art Show Reception for artists and friends will be held in the Milne Room at the Aldrich Public Library from 5:30-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

MONTPELIER – Kicking off PoemCity with Major Jackson. House Chamber of Vermont State House. 7:30 p.m. Free. Celebrate this annual event with Major Jackson, the award-winning American poet, UVM professor and author of three collections of poetry. He will talk about the importance of poetry and share his poems.

OSHER: Climate Change Update. Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 1:30-3 p.m. Meteorologist Roger Hill has been paying attention to global climate change for many years. He will give a presentation which takes into account the most current climate research. The results are unambiguous. “Houston, we have a problem.” $5 suggested donation to Osher.

Techniques and Tips for Successful Plant Propagation with Joann Darling, Gardens of Seven Gables, at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St. 6-8 p.m. www.vtherbcenter.org$12/$10 for members; pre-registration required. Seed starting, root cuttings, layering and more.

NORTHFIELD – Ellen Bryant Voigt Reading. Norwich University, Milano Ballroom. 4 p.m. Voigt, originally hailing from Virginia but now long settled in Vermont, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. She also received a Guggenheim grant and was Vermont Poet Laureate from 1999-2003. Her latest collection of poetry, Headwaters: Poems was published in 2013.

Thursday, April 2
MONTPELIER – Book Discussion: 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life. The North Branch Café. 41 State St. 12-1 p.m. The final session of a study group based on Karen Armstrong’s book. Sponsored by Bethany Church and Christ Episcopal Church. Contact Rev. Amy Pitton at revamyp@comcast.net for more information or to reserve a spot. Free

RANDOLPH – 9th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit. Vermont Technical College. Learn about organic residuals to produce compost, energy, and resilient communities. Eight workshops including one on Vermont’s Universal Recycling law. Other topics include stormwater & climate change, community & on-farm composting methods, and technologies to manage food scraps. Admission: $60.

Friday, April 3
EAST MONTPELIER – Death Cafe at Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons, Death Café is where people, often strangers, gather to discuss death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a group discussion rather than a grief support or counseling session. 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring your own lunch or donate $4 for a TVSC lunch. This is completely confidential. The café is free of charge.

MONTPELIER – Tenebrae Service. St Augustine Church, 16 Barre St. 7 p.m. All are welcome to meditate on the Good Friday experience in Word, Music, and Light. Contact: Deacon Schneider 223-2151

Laugh Local VT Open Mic Comedy Night. The American Legion Post #3, 21 Main St. Montpelier’s ONLY monthly Comedy Open Mic. Please support local comedy by performing or watching those that do. This event is open to the general public. Signups @ 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Free, but dough nation$ welcome. Bob, 793-3884.

EAST BARRE – Christ Community Alliance Church. Good Friday Service 6 p.m. All events will be at the Orange Campus. For more information call 476-3221 or 505-5201

Saturday, April 4
ADAMANT – QuarryWorks Auditions 2015. Roles available for “Baker Street” the musical, “Rapunzel” the children’s show, and “The Trip to Bountiful” the classic. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 802-229-6978 or QuarryWorks.org

BARRE – Red Molly at the Barre Opera House. 8 p.m. Folk, bluegrass and honky tonk “delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies.” – The Boston Globe. $24-28, call the box office at 476-8188 or order tickets online at www.barreoperahouse.org.

MONTPELIER – Liquid Strength Master class with Christal Brown. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio. 18 Langdon St., 3rd floor. 5-7 p.m. Brown’s class works to develop the total artist, with intention on using proper alignment, upper body strength, lower body strength, and abdominal control, developing torso and spinal flexibility, and using clarity of focus. Working to transform philosophical notions of being into movement explorations, students will discover intersections between technique and performance: yielding transference. This workshop is appropriate for intermediate to advanced dancers, ages 16 and up. $20 or 4 punches on a CD&FS card. Faculty rate: $10. Space is limited. Pre-register 229-4676.

Family Fun Egg Hunt. Join the Montpelier Recreation Department in Hubbard Park for a family fun Egg Hunt! The hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp, arrive at 9:45 a.m. There will be different age categories for ages 12 years and younger. Candy, prizes, and family fun. Free Event. The best entrance to use is the frog pond entrance just below the old shelter.

Learn to Spin Your Own Yarns on Drop Spindles with Carol Collins from Singing Spindle Spinnery. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Using materials Carol provides, you will learn how to spin your own wool yarn. $10 Member-Owners/$12 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Muse Music. Part of Capital City Concerts series. Unitarian Church, $25/$15 student & reduced income, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Bear Pond Books of www.capitalcityconcerts.org

Herbal First Aid: Beyond Plantain Poultices and Echinacea with Heather Irvine, Giving Tree Botanicals at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St. 1-4 p.m. www.vtherbcenter.org. $17/$15 for members; pre-registration required. Learn a range of herbal first aid applications and precautions from an herbal product maker and herbalist with experience using conventional first aid and herbal medicine in wilderness medicine.

The Tsunamibots is playing a live concert at Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St. 9 p.m. Free. 21+

Book signing: Let Them Eat Cake. Master baker Gesine Bullock-Prado comes to Bear Pond Books to sign her new cookbook “Let Them Eat Cake”. There will be samples, conversation, and a storewide 25% off sale. Signing lasts from 1-2 pm, sale runs all day.

WORCESTER – Third Annual Worcester Mud Season Variety Show. Doty Elementary School. 6:30 p.m. Shake off the winter blues at Worcester’s 3rd Annual Mud Season Variety Show! Join us for a wonderful community event that benefits the Worcester Community Lunch and Food Shelf. $5 per person, $15 per family. Free admission for anyone over 80!

Sunday, April 5
NORTHFIELD – Northfield’s American Legion Easter Breakfast Buffet. 7-11 a.m. $8 adults, $4 children under 10. Eggs & omelets made to order, chopped beef on toast, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit, juice, coffee, tea.

Indoor Farmer’s Market at Norwich University’s Plumley Armory, right off Rt 12. Fresh produce, veggies, meats, baked goods, eggs, crafts, live music and more from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.

EAST BARRE – Christ Community Alliance Church. “Sonrise” Service 8 a.m. Free Easter Breakfast 9 a.m. Main Easter service at 10:30 a.m. All events will be at the Orange Campus. Breakfast will be at Orange School. For more information call 476-3221 or 505-5201

Monday, April 6
EAST MONTPELIER – “This Book is for the Birds.” Dr. Brian Machanic will be at Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons, to do a presentation of his 82-page book titled “This Book is for the Birds”. We are calling all bird lovers to this wonderful presentation at 1 p.m., which is open to the public and free of charge. He has a true passion for nature, and this presentation is a must for all bird lovers.

Tuesday, April 7
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard at South Side Tavern. 9 p.m., no cover.

Learn more about home sharing! Join Home Share Now for a free information session. Walk-ins welcome or call ahead to RSVP, 479-8544. 105 N. Main St. Noon-1 p.m.

HARDWICK – Did you live in Vermont in the 1970s? Join the Vermont Historical Society at a community conversation at the Town House, 1 Depot St. 6-8 p.m. Share your memories and stories—we need your input. Learn more about this influential decade as we collect, document, and share the history of Vermont in the 1970s. Questions? Call Jackie Calder at (802) 479-8514. More at vermonthistory.org/vt70s.

MONTPELIER – Guided Partner Thai Bodywork with Lori Flower of Karmic Connection. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn a few basic techniques for a blissful feeling and peaceful mind. Come to give and receive with a friend. Mats and cushioning will be provided. $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Wednesday, April 8
BARRE – OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Program. Big Data: Measuring Emotions in Real Time. Presented by Professor Chris Danforth. Aldrich Public Library. 1:30 p.m.

EAST MONTPELIER – Foot Clinic at Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons. Call CVHHH at 223-1878 to set up an appointment between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Fee is $15. Please bring a basin, towel, foot soak powder, lotion and pumice stone. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to soak feet. This foot care clinic is for elderly and disabled persons who are unable to do self foot care. Stay for a hot, nutritious lunch – seniors $4, others $5. Bingo after lunch also.

MONTPELIER – Rural Vermont presents: Farmers Tell Their Stories at the Capital City Grange. To honor a rich and gutsy thirty year history and to connect the dots between good public policy and good food, Rural Vermont farmers and friends will take the stage to share both personal and collective experiences through story, poetry, song, and skits. 5:30 potluck, 6:30 Annual Meeting, 7:30 storytelling ($5 admission). More info and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org or (802) 223-7222.

Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs with Brendan Kelly, M. Ac., L. Ac., herbalist at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St. 6-9 p.m. www.vtherbcenter.org $17/$15 for members; pre-registration required. A crucial understanding in treating Lyme disease is that things change. Using the Chinese medicine perspective of Sheng Hua, we’ll talk about how one set of symptoms leads to others, and how understanding the progression of the disease is essential to not only treating symptoms but also promoting health.

Farmers Night: Free Concert Series. Benediction: Lincoln and the Battle Hymn of the Republic in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House. 7:30 p.m. The State’s official observance of the conclusionof the Civil War Sesquicentennial honors Lincoln in words and music, and the conclusion of the war with a tribute to the Battle Hymn.

Freedom in Your Relationship with Food: 5 Steps for Transforming Your Body and Life with Krissy Ruddy HHC, RYT. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 6-7 p.m. In this class you will learn the top reasons why most women fail at ‘staying good’ and being on track with their food, you’ll get Krissy’s surefire ways to turn this around. Plus you’ll learn how conquering your cravings can be more FUN than you ever thought possible! $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

NORTHFIELD – “Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force: Military Aeronautics in the Civil War”. Norwich University. Milano Ballroom, located in Roberts Hall, 158 Harmon Dr. 12-1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center, the state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, will host Dr. Tom Crouch, Senior Curator of Aeronautics at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for a lunch-and-learn. RSVPs encouraged, but not required. Book signing to follow. Info: (802) 485-2183

Thursday, April 9
BARRE – Come watch the cast of Bye Bye Birdie as they croon, shimmy, and cha-cha their way into your heart. This sweet satire tells a story of frustration and fun in love, career, and the hearts of teenage girls everywhere as pop singer Conrad Birdie gets ready for “One Last Kiss” before heading off to war. Spaulding High School Auditorium, 155 Ayers St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults; $7 students, staff, and seniors; $5/children.

MONTPELIER – Pacem School Open House. 32 College St. 5-6:30 p.m. Prospective students and their parents are invited to an Open House at Pacem School. Come learn what it’s like to be a Pacem student; find out about the philosophy and curriculum of all our programs; and meet current faculty and families. Find our more at www.pacemschool.org

Making Friends with Your Life with Ivan McBeth of The Green Mountain Druid Order. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 6-7:30 p.m. In this workshop, Ivan discusses and teaches powerful techniques to help people learn to recognize life as the gift it is, accept it fully, and play with it with joy and spontaneity. $5 Member-Owners/$8 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Friday, April 10
BARRE – Come watch the cast of Bye Bye Birdie as they croon, shimmy, and cha-cha their way into your heart. This sweet satire tells a story of frustration and fun in love, career, and the hearts of teenage girls everywhere as pop singer Conrad Birdie gets ready for “One Last Kiss” before heading off to war. Spaulding High School Auditorium, 155 Ayers St., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults; $7 students, staff, and seniors; $5/children.

EAST MONTPELIER – Tax Help. Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons, hosts the last day for AARP Tax Preparers to complete your federal and state taxes. You must call 223-3322 to set up an appointment for this last day. AARP will file your taxes electronically and give you a printed copy. Call today as appointments are filling up quickly.

MIDDLESEX – Rumney Memorial School presents “Honk Jr.” 433 Shady Rill Rd. 7 p.m. Rumney Memorial students are hard at work on Honk Jr., the musical adaptation of the ugly duckling story. This show has wonderful music and a reminder to never judge a book by its cover. Great for all ages! Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and may be purchased at the door.

MONTPELIER – Fiction Materials Review. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments and coffee. Second floor children’s room. These reviews bring together a panel of booksellers and publishing house reps to talk about recent and upcoming books to watch for, for use in school classrooms and libraries.

NORTHFIELD – Fish (Perch) Fry at the American Legion in Northfield. 5-7 p.m. $10. VT fried perch, hand-cut fries, cole slaw. Tickets on sale now.

Saturday, April 11
BARRE – Come watch the cast of Bye Bye Birdie as they croon, shimmy, and cha-cha their way into your heart. This sweet satire tells a story of frustration and fun in love, career, and the hearts of teenage girls everywhere as pop singer Conrad Birdie gets ready for “One Last Kiss” before heading off to war. Spaulding High School Auditorium, 155 Ayers St., 2 p.m. Matinee and 7:30 p.m. shows. Tickets are $10/adults; $7 students, staff, and seniors; $5/children.

POST 790 Ladies Auxiliary and Mens’s Auxiliary will sponsor a dinner to Honor our Veterans. 2 p.m. Dinner is free for Veterans and $5 for anyone else. Please rsvp to post 790 by April 8 by calling 802-479-9173. Let us know if you need a ride.

BERLIN – 3rd Annual Baby and Child Expo: Sing-Along-Station. Berlin Elementary School. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come celebrate with us at the Good Beginnings Baby & Child Expo. Don’t miss Rockin’ Ron, the Friendly Pirate, train rides on Roaming Railroad, a maypole celebration, car seat safety checks, singing, games, and delicious food throughout the day and 35+ vendor exhibits. All proceeds from the day of the event go to directly support local central VT families.

BRADFORD – Delve into Bradford’s 250 years of history. Bradford Historical Society Museum, 172 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. Artifacts and photos on display. Free and open to the public. Handicapped accessible. Information 802-222-4423.

DUXBURY – 9th LEAP Energy Fair. Crossett Brook Middle School Gym. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Tour 70+ exhibits and talk with dozens of experts about energy audits, solar power, heat pumps, weatherization, geothermal, biomass, pellet stoves and much more. Learn how to reduce fuel bills, save energy and shrink emissions. Free electronic recycling onsite. Kids can enjoy a free show by Marko the Magician at 11 a.m.

MIDDLESEX – Rumney Memorial School presents “Honk Jr.” 433 Shady Rill Rd. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Rumney Memorial students are hard at work on Honk Jr., the musical adaptation of the ugly duckling story. This show has wonderful music and a reminder to never judge a book by its cover. Great for all ages! Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and may be purchased at the door. The Saturday, 7 p.m. will be an American Sign Language interpreted performance.

MONTPELIER – Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Spring Concert. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St. 7 p.m. Directed by David Kaynor with the Woodbury Strings Fiddle Club. Featured guest soloist – George Wilson. Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 Seniors/students, age 12 and under free – at the door or call 802-229-4191 for reservations. 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Website: vtfiddleorchestra.org Email: info@vtfiddleorchestra.org Phone: 802-229-4191

NORTHFIELD – Rock Band Night with Mirage. Northfield’s American Legion Post 63. 8 p.m.-midnight. Open to public. 21+, $7 cover

Sunday, April 12
WILLIAMSTOWN – Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. Monthly Jam. Moose Club, 110 Business Center Rd. Noon to 5 p.m. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shell donations welcomed. Contact: Leed Deyette (802) 728-5188.

Tuesday, April 14
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard at South Side Tavern. 9 p.m., no cover.

RANDOLPH – Learn more about home sharing! Join Home Share Now for a free information session. Randolph Senior Center, 6 Hale St. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m..

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