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May 27th, 2016

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Wednesday, May 25
BARRE – Public Information Progress Meeting. Alumni Hall next to Auditorium. 7 p.m. For the Gunners Brook Phase 1 Mitigation Project.

BERLIN – Eating Well On a Budget For Families Workshop Series with Frances Fleming, from UVM Extension. 5:30-7 p.m. Topics covered in series: saving money, smart shopping, reducing waste of food, serving sizes and food safety, healthy eating, exercise, routines, picky eaters, and much more. All attendees will receive an insulated bag, meat thermometer, knives, cookbook, and measuring cups, and must attend five out of the six workshops in this series. Free. Held in cafeteria at Central Vermont Medical Center. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

MONTPELIER – Student Art Exhibit. Montpelier High School gymnasium. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Handicapped accessible. The art shows theme is “Put Your Art Into It.”

WATERBURY – Spring Flower Design Workshop. Waterbury Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Nina Towne from Proud Flower will show you how to make your own custom, hand-tied arrangement using fresh flowers, specialty greens and textural accents you can take home to enjoy. Fee for the cost of materials. Please call the Waterbury Library at 244-7036 for details and registration.

Thursday, May 26
MONTPELIER – Healthy Snacks for Happy Bellies with Lisa Masè, Harmonized Cookery. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5-6 p.m. Sauces, chutneys, and whole grain flatbreads are easy to make and satisfy cravings. Gain recipes and learn the medicinal properties of ingredients. $3 Member-Owners/$5 Non-Members. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

WATERBURY – Forest Invasive Pest Workshop. Waterbury Municipal Complex, 28 North Main St. 7-8:30 p.m. Please join Meredith Whitney, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator for a presentation on the Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long Horned Beetle and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Learn what you can do to save our trees!

Friday, May 27
BARRE – Granite Center garden Club Annual Plant Sale. Vermont Granite Museum, Jones Brothers Way. 6:30 a.m. to noon. Benefits GCGC planting projects in Barre City and Town. Info: 479-1838.

MARSHFIELD – Art & Author Night: Stairs with artist Janet Van Fleet. Jaquith Public Library. 6 p.m. Art Show, 7 p.m. Reading with RD Eno.

MONTPELIER – Italian Traditional Village Dance. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 140 Main St. 6:45-9:15 p.m. Free. Donations for church accepted. You will learn couple dances, set dances, line dances, and group dances Dances are easy enough for beginners and yet challenging for intermediate and advanced dancers. No partners or previous experience necessary. Info: 229-1490.

3 Massive Mistakes That Keep Professional People Overwhelmed, Exhausted, & Unfulfilled with Sarah Gillen, LMFT, PCC. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Come learn 3 mistakes that can keep you stuck and spinning your wheels. You’ll also learn how to clear your mind, settle your energy, and what needs to happen to create a more fulfilling experience of life.Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Holter Bros live at La Puerta Negra. 44 Main St. 9:30 p.m. 21+, $5 cover

WAITSFIELD – Baked Beads 24th Annual Memorial Day Weekend/Waitsfield Jewelry & Scarf Sale. Under the tent on Route 100 at 46 Carroll Rd. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Benefits Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. Jewelry & scarf samples and overstock priced at 75% less than retail; all earrings, necklaces & expandable charm bracelets $5; scarves & pashminas 3 for $25; new merchandise daily.

WATERBURY – Spring Migration Bird Walks. 7-8:30 a.m. $10, free for NBNC members. Explore Cross VT Trail for spring migrants, such as warblers, vireos, thrushes and waterfowl. Learn birding basics and expand your birding ear. Led by NBNC naturalist staff and are a great way to meet other local birders!

Sugar Social. Waterbury Center Community Church. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Maple bake sale, Tag Sale, Sugar on Snow and a Maple History Display.

Saturday, May 28
HARDWICK – Book & Bake Sale. Jeudevine Memorial Library. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 472-5948, www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org

Hardwick Spring Festival. Atkins Field. 7 a.m. to dusk. Hardwick Kiwanis Celebrates 75 Years. The day starts with a 5K Run and the Main Street parade at 11 a.m. Festivities continue at Atkins Field on Granite St. for outdoor exhibitors/vendors fair, crafts fair, rides, games and food until 4 p.m. The day ends with fireworks at dusk.

MARSHFIELD – Friend’s Annual Plant Swap. Jaquith Public Library. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring plants to swap, make sure to label them, no invasive plants please.

MONTPELIER – BirdFEST! North Branch Nature Center. Fee: $10 members, $15 nonmembers, free for kids. Join us for our 5th annual celebration of birds at NBNC! Featuring bird walks & workshops, live raptors, kids activities, bird banding demo, bird house building, photo contest and much more!

Feast of Singing 2016. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tea breaks and an hour for lunch. A festive day of harmony choral singing from written music and by ear led by John Harrison and Peter & Mary Alice Amidon. Choral arrangements of classic gospel, gospel/style songs, traditional folk songs, songs by composers steeped in the oral tradition, and shape note music. Songs for community, church, hospice, high school & college choirs, family & friends singing gatherings. $50. Info: Steve Finner 802-595-7019, Steve@finner.info

PLAINFIELD – Yard sale. Methodist Church, Main Street. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

RANDOLPH – Issues Play Series: Desert Bloom or the Boy and the Watermelons. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. 7 p.m. The winners of the 2015 Issues Playwriting contest will be presented in staged readings, including talkbacks with the authors. General admission: adults $10 in advance, $12 at the door; students $5. Tickets: 802-728-6464

WATERBURY – Sugar Social. Waterbury Center Community Church. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Maple bake sale, Tag Sale, Sugar on Snow and a Maple History Display.

WILLIAMSTOWN – Mac McAllister Flea Market Opening Weekend. Route 14, 1/2 mile south of Williamstown Village. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. See ongoing events in future issues. Vendors & crafters wanted. Info: Dan at 802-433-5802, danmcallister44@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 29
BROOKFIELD – Annual Spring Plant Sale. Twin Ponds Herb Farm. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A wide variety of certified organic plants will be available: medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, dye plants, flowers, perennials, annuals, and a wide selection of vegetable seedlings. Over 100 varieties of plants available. Info: www.twinpondsherbfarm.com

CABOT – Cabot Volunteer Fire Department Annual Pancake Breakfast. Cabot School Cafeteria, 25 Common Rd. 7-11 a.m. or until food runs out. $5 all you can eat. Info: 563-2715

WILLIAMSTOWN – Mac McAllister Flea Market Opening Weekend. Route 14, 1/2 mile south of Williamstown Village. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. See ongoing events in future issues. Vendors & crafters wanted. Info: Dan at 802-433-5802, danmcallister44@yahoo.com

Monday, May 30
MONTPELIER – Memorial Day Celebration. 9:30 a.m. Parade formation at Spring and Main Streets. 10:30 a.m. The Barre Tones present A Melody of Songs and The Star Spangled Banner. Open house with light lunch at American Legion Post 3 and VFW Post 792.

WATERBURY – Memorial Day Ghost Walk. Maple Street Cemetery. 11 a.m. Rain or shine. Bring a chair if you wish. Info: 244-5029.

Sugar Social. Waterbury Center Community Church. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Maple bake sale, Tag Sale, Sugar on Snow and a Maple History Display.

Tuesday, May 31
MONTPELIER – Build Rainbow Ready Smoothies with Liz Perkins, MS, Certified Integrative Health Coach. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-7 p.m. We will build smoothie packs for morning smoothies to bring home using fruit and superfoods. Bring 3 freezer bags for your packs. $10 Members/$12 Non-Members. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

WATERBURY – Evening Lego Free Build. Waterbury Public Library. 6-7:30 p.m. Drop in and build whatever your heart desires! For grades 1 through 5. Parents also welcome. Free.

Wednesday, June 1
BARRE – Senior Day Series: Peace and Pardon – Parlor Music Songs from the Turn of the Century and Before. Aldrich Public Library. 1:30 p.m.

BERLIN – Eating Well On a Budget For Families Workshop Series with Frances Fleming, from UVM Extension. 5:30-7 p.m. Topics covered in series: saving money, smart shopping, reducing waste of food, serving sizes and food safety, healthy eating, exercise, routines, picky eaters, and much more. All attendees will receive an insulated bag, meat thermometer, knives, cookbook, and measuring cups, and must attend five out of the six workshops in this series. Free. Held in cafeteria at Central Vermont Medical Center. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

MONTPELIER – Open House at Orchard Valley’s Child’s Garden. 155 Northfield St. 6-7:30 p.m. Join us at our Montpelier location to speak with Early Childhood teachers, learn about the daily and weekly rhythm of a Waldorf preschool, and experience the simple beauty and natural materials of the classrooms. Children welcome. 6 p.m. bread making; 6:30 p.m. free play and conversation; 7 p.m. simple puppet show. Registration appreciated: morgan.i@ovws.org

PLAINFIELD – Hike Spruce Mountain with GMC. Moderate. 4.2 miles round trip. This is a quintessential hike for young hikers who want a doable destination, or parents with children in packs who want to hike a peak! Meet at the trail head at 10 a.m. Bring water, snacks, lunch, hat, layers. Appropriate footwear a must. All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Contact Sharon Plumb, sharon.plumb@gmail.com or 223-2199 with any questions. Visit the section YAC page for more information about YAC, tips on hiking with children, and more: http://www.gmcmontpelier.org/events/yac/index.htm.

Thursday, June 2
MARSHFIELD – Film and Discussion About Climate Change. Jaquith Public Library. 7 p.m. Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, this film, based on the book by Naomi Klein, is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. A discussion will follow the film.

MONTPELIER – Spring Rummage Sale. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre. St. 4-7 p.m. Info: Danalda Chenette, 279-3975.

Friday, June 3
MONTPELIER – Soft Rummage Sale. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Clothes for the entire family and soft-goods available.

Spring Rummage Sale. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre. St. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bag sale noon to 3 p.m. Info: Danalda Chenette, 279-3975.

Saturday, June 4
ADAMANT – Adamant Blackfly Festival. Adamant Co-op, 1313 Adamant Rd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come celebrate the bug we love to hate! Blackfly Parade, Pie Contest, Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt, live music, great food, and family fun all day long. All activities are free and open to all ages. Rain or shine. Info: 223-5760

BARRE – Second Annual Caws for Paws Pet Expo. Barre BOR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations at the door will be going to THE PET FUND at Twin Valley Senior Center in East Montpelier. The Pet Fund at Twin Valley helps our seniors keep their beloved cats & dogs by providing food and care to pets who otherwise are at risk of going without.

MONTPELIER – CVHS Walk for Animals. Montpelier High School. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Raise funds and awareness so you can make a difference for the shelter animals! After the Walk join us for a party with free refreshments and prizes for the top fundraisers. More details at: www.centralvermonthumane.org/walk/

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. 5-7 p.m. $10/adults, $5/children. Tickets available at door. Pasta, assorted sauces and pesto, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. Take-out available. All profits will benefit the UCM Monday Community Lunch program.

Soft Rummage ‘Bag’ Sale. Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothes for the entire family and soft-goods available.

City-Wide Tag Sale. Come join households, nonprofits and businesses and sell those items that are collecting dust. Go to www.montpelieralive.org to download the application. For $25 households and nonprofits get a lawn sign, identification on our map, and promotion in print and on social media. For $60 businesses will be featured on the map and promoted in all marketing and outreach. Application fees support Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys and Girls Club and Montpelier Alive.

Capital City Farmers Market. 60 State St. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Capital City Farmers Market starts its 39th year with 53 farmers, food producers, and craftspeople. Seasonal gardening supplies ranging from perennial starts to cedar raised beds will be available to begin your season. Shoppers can use their EBT and Debit cards at the market for “market cash.”

PLAINFIELD – EarthWalk Field Institute presents: Wild Edibles Workshop. Hawthorn Meadow at Goodard College. 1-4 p.m. Build skills and confidence by identifying, gathering, and harvesting wild edibles that can be found locally. $25 per person and registration is required in advance. Please call 802-454-8500 or email info@earthwalkvermont.org to register.

WAITSFIELD – Waitsfield Farmers Market. Mad River Green. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to a wide array of fresh produce, here you can find crafts made in Vermont, baked goods, and prepared food. Every Saturday there is live entertainment. Well-behaved pets are welcome.

WATERBURY – “Memories of the Events That Shaped Waterbury” hosted by Waterbury Historical Society. Community Room at the Waterbury Municipal Center. 2 p.m. Free. Open to Public.

Sunday, June 5
BARRE – Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. monthly jam and meet. Canadian Club, Rt. 14. Noon to 5 p.m. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. Contact: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188

BROOKFIELD – A Red, White and Blue Tribute to our Armed Forces presented by the Brookfield Community Singers. Pond Village Church. 3 p.m. Free. Donation appreciated.

Farmers Market & Plant Sale. Twin Ponds Herb Farm. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to our Plant Sale, Coop members will be bringing farm products: local honey, goat milk caramel, farm produce, crafts, and food items for sale. And we will be offering free demos on beekeeping, natural plant dye, and more.

DUXBURY – Hike Camels Hump with GMC. Difficult. Various Distances. Early riser hike on Camel’s Hump, the Bamforth Ridge Trail, part of the LT. A view-filled route up or down. Join leaders Morgan Irons and Sharon Plumb for this unique route. One group will head up the Monroe Trail from Couching Lion parking lot. The second group will leave from the River Road parking lot. Wherever we meet, we’ll swap keys to allow for an easy way to do a point-to-point hike. Contact: Morgan Irons, morganirons@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place.

NORTHFIELD – American Legion Breakfast Buffet. 8-11 a.m. $8/adults, $4/children under 10. Eggs & Omelets made to order, Chipped Beef on toast, Pancakes, French toast, Bacon, Sausage, home fries, Fruit, Juice, coffee, tea

Monday, June 6
MONTPELIER – Birth Control and Family Planning. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont’s Office, 174 River St. 6-8 p.m. Free. This workshop explores the range of contraceptive options available for women in the postpartum period (including hormonal, surgical, barrier and behavioral methods, LARC and fertility awareness,) helps women/couples assess what methods will work best throughout their postpartum period and addresses myths about what’s “normal” postpartum. Offered by Pamela Wilson. RSVP: 802-595-7953, gbcvinfo@gmail.com

MSAC Open House. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Join us for our summer open house! Learn about MSAC classes, trips, programs, and partners. Sign up for summer classes and renew your membership. Enjoy entertainment by MSAC performance groups and classes, class demonstrations, and light refreshments. Need a ride? Call us at 262-6288!

Tuesday, June 7
MONTPELIER – Beautiful Music – Healing for our Souls. St Augustine Church, 16 Barre St. 7 p.m. Free will offering. Eric Genuis, classical pianist accompanied by violin, cello, and voice, will present a concert aimed at healing, rejuvenating, and raising us up. The free will offering will support his ministries of concerts to the forgotten, including prisons and nursing homes. Info: Gesualdo Schneider, 802-223-2151

The Lived Body with Robert Kest, Ph.D. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. An exploration of the psychology of the body as it relates to mindfulness, movement, character, and the day to day experience of being. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Weatherize Your Home at No Cost. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1-2 p.m. Free and open to public. Capstone Community Action’s Weatherization Program has been providing services at no cost to eligible Central Vermonters for many years. Come learn about the Weatherization Program and what it can do for you and your home. Often, many who are eligible have no idea that they are. Income limits will be discussed and application materials provided to assist those eligible to sign up for these services.

WILLIAMSTOWN – “Early Development of American Machinery” presented by Larry Wiggin. The Gardens on Main Street. 6:30 p.m. Social Time, 7 p.m. Program. Free…All are welcome. Info: 433-5565.

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