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May 2nd, 2016

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Wednesday, April 27
BARRE – Rotary Club Meeting. The Quarry Kitchen, 210 North Main St. Noon. Shannon Hottinger & Becky Raymond, Speakers

MARSHFIELD – Song Circle: Community-Sing-A-Long. Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St. RM 2. 7 p.m. This will be the last sing-a-long of the season with Rich and Laura Atkinson.

MONTPELIER – Final Small Farm Action Day of the year. Statehouse. Opportunity for farmers and customers to educate lawmakers about the unique challenges that small farms face and to urge them to support common-sense, scale-appropriate legislation in these final weeks of the 2016 session. More info, farmer stipend applications, and RSVP at www.ruralvermont.org or (802) 223-7222.

Spring Cleanse with Lisa Mase, Culinary Medicine Educator. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5-6 p.m. Learn the benefits of a gentle spring cleanse and understand how to do one with simple, delicious recipes. $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

OLLI: Films of Louis Malle with Rick Winston. Savoy Theater. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Vanya On 42nd Street (1994). Malle’s final film is an ingenious restaging of the Chekhov play.

WATERBURY – Waterbury Historical Society’s Annual meeting. Community Room of the Waterbury Municipal Center. 7 p.m. The program will feature the documentary film by Bryce Douglass and the talent of Sarah-Lee Terrat. It is an artistic story of the Vermont State Hospital and the life of Jean Killary that led to the creation of the mural of the Vermont State Office Complex. Open to the public. Handicapped accessible.

WILLIAMSTOWN – Norwich Namesakes: Stories from the Hill presented by Diana Wegler and Jacque Day. The Gardens on RT 14. 6:30 p.m. They will discuss research done for the 2016 Norwich Namesake Calendar and the connection with Williamstown.

Thursday, April 28
EAST MONTPELIER – Kick-off Party for Walk for Animals. Central Vermont Humane Society Adoption Center, 1589 Vt Route 14 S. 5:30 p.m. We will have refreshments, a brief info session on how to participate in Walk for Animals, and will offer lots of fundraising tips on how to collect money to help the shelter animals.

MONTPELIER – Bread and Puppet Theater to Play at Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St., 6 p.m. Bread & Puppet Theater returns with a brand new giant puppet show inspired by the forthcoming elections in the greatest country in the history of the universe.

American Art: 1960-2000—Part II—Sculpture. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1-2:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. The abstract sculpture of David Smith, Louise Nevilson, and Noguci use space, shapes, and volumes in new ways. Personal identity and social issues spawn a dizzying progression of styles to end the century and start the new one. Join art historian Debby Tait for a discussion.

NORTHFIELD – “Vermont’s Tomorrow,” a series of town hall style open forums with gubernatorial candidates: Republican Candidate Bruce Lisman. Norwich University, Cabot Hall Room 85. 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Friday, April 29
MONTPELIER – Spring Migration Bird Walks. North Branch Nature Center. 7-8:30 a.m. Fee: $10, free for members. Look for spring migrants, such as warblers, vireos, thrushes and waterfowl. Learn birding basics, expand your birding ear and discover more about the birds that inhabit the fields and forests of NBNC. These walks are led by the naturalist staff and are a great way to meet other local birders!

Saturday, April 30
BRADFORD – North Country Chorus Spring Concert with St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltones. Bradford Congregational Church. 7:30 p.m. Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, Mass in G by Franz Schubert, and other short works. Tickets in advance from catamountarts.org: adults $10, students $5. Admission at the door: adults $12, students $5. Info: northcountrychorus.org

EAST BETHEL – Annual ham & turkey supper. East Bethel Grange Hall. 5-7:30 p.m. Adults/$10, Children 5-12/$5. Variety show at 8:15 p.m. Adults/$5, Children/$3

EAST MONTPELIER – Walk East Montpelier Center with GMC. Moderate. 7.8 miles. Center Loop plus the Four Corners Extension. A long but fairly flat walk through peaceful countryside. Meet at Montpelier High School at 9 a.m. Kevin Ryan, 802-249-8849.

World Tai Chi Day. Twin Valley Senior Center. 10 a.m. to noon. TVSC invites all beginners and advanced students of Tai Chi to come and experience demonstrations by instructors and participants at TVSC. It is fun and easy to learn, and is appropriate for all ages. Refreshments will be served. Free for everyone.

Open House at Orchard Valley Waldorf School. 2290 VT Rt. 14 N. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campus tours and time to ask questions of faculty, staff, and parents. Children welcome! Guided walks through the fields and forest (see www.ovws.org for times) and ongoing art activities. Email Morgan.i@ovws.org for more information and to register (appreciated, but not required).

GREENSBORO BEND – Hot dish supper. United Methodist Church. 5 p.m. until all are served. Adults/$12, children 5-12/$6, Under 5/Free. Baked beans, macaroni & cheese, spaghetti, cole slaw, desserts, drinks and more. All you can eat.

MONTPELIER – Freeride Montpelier Spring Bike Sale. 89 Barre St. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices range from $40-$200 for adult bicycles: many sizes and styles including mountain, road, cruiser, hybrid. Kids bikes for as low as $10! Car racks, tire pumps, fenders and other accessories for sale as well. Many cheap (by donation) used parts.

Vernal Pool Exploration with John Jose, Biologist. Hunger Mountain Coop. 10 a.m. to noon. After a brief slideshow and discussion on vernal pool ecology, we’ll carpool to Hubbard Park to observe the egg masses of wood frogs and spotted salamanders. $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members/$5 for children. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

RANDOLPH – Vermont Philarmonic. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 7:30 p.m. The Vermont Philharmonic’s spring concert includes work by Carl Maria von Weber, Luigi Boccherini, Wallingford Riegger, and Charles Ives and features Mia Kim Bernard, cello. General admission: adults $15; seniors $12; students $5. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.vermontphilharmonic.org

VERSHIRE – The Five Slogans of Machik Labdron. Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, 322 Eastman Cross Rd. American Tibetan Buddhist teacher Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, will lead a weekend of teachings, guided meditations and discussions from the teachings of innovative 11th century Tibetan female saint Machik Labdron, whose approach provides us with a path to transform our inner demons by invoking, embracing, and nurturing them. Info/registration visit http://www.mangalashribhuti.org/events/tba-2 or call 802-333-4521

Sunday, May 1
PEACHAM – Peacham Corner Guild opens for season. 643 Bayley Hazen Rd. Open daily 10-5 except Tuesdays. Featuring small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. Info: 802-592-3332

PLAINFIELD – Concert of Indonesian Music for Javanese Gamelan. Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, US Rt. 2. 4 p.m. Javanese Gamelan is a group – or orchestra – of about 30 instruments ranging from huge gongs to tiny flutes with lots of xylophone and kettle type instruments in between. Info: Steven or Kathy Light at steven.light@jsc.edu, 802.498.3173. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $15 for families.

MONTPELIER – First Wednesdays at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 7 p.m. Writer Reeve Lindbergh will share the family story surrounding her father’s famous plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Free and open to the public.

MORRISVILLE – Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. Monthly jam and meet. VFW, Pleasant St. 12-5 p.m. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. Contact: Lee Deyette (802) 728-5188.

VERSHIRE – The Five Slogans of Machik Labdron. Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, 322 Eastman Cross Rd. See details 4/30.

Monday, May 2
MONTPELIER – Break Free of Fossil Fuels Action Info & Training. Unitarian Church of Montpelier 130 Main St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. On May 14, Vermonters will be joining thousands in Albany, NY for a Mass Action for Climate Justice coinciding with actions all over the world. Want to learn more? All are welcome to join us at this event to learn about this worldwide week of actions, the specifics of our regional action in Albany, NY and how to get involved. Snacks provided.

Tuesday, May 3
MONTPELIER – An Introduction to Acupuncture with Jennifer Etheridge L.Ac. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. We’ll cover the how, what, when and why’s of this 4,000-year-old practice of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Ask questions and leave with an understanding from both a traditional and modern medical view point about how acupuncture works and what it can do for you. Free. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

WILLIAMSTOWN – Potluck (6 p.m) and meeting at the Historical Society Museum. ”The Art of Sign Making” with Drex Godrey at his business, Advantage Sign at 2092 VT RT 14, in the village. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4
MONTPELIER – Craniosacral Therapy with Samuel Hendrick. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Free. A brief discussion on Craniosacral Therapy, the many ailments it works wonders on and why. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Thursday, May 5
MONTPELIER – Guided Partner Thai Bodywork with Lori Flower of Karmic Connection. Hunger Mountain Coop. 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. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Wood Turtles in Vermont: Ecology and Conservation. North Branch Nature Center. 7 p.m. Free & open to the public. Wood turtles are incredible icons for the conservation of Vermont’s rivers. Come spend an evening with River Conservation Specialist, Lydia Menendez Parker, and Herpetologist, Chris Jenkins to learn more about the ecology and conservation of wood turtles and the rivers they call home.

Start the Conversation — A Community Discussion About Family, Aging & End-of-Life Choices. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1-2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Emily McKenna, Marketing Manager for Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, will show a 26-minute video, Nine to Ninety, that explores the challenges of aging and planning for end-of-life care in today’s world. The video will be followed by a brief description of the CVHHH Start the Conversation Initiative.

Friday, May 6
MONTPELIER – May Art Walk. 4-8 p.m. Free. May’s Art Walk theme is maple. Art Walkers will find maple products from local producers at each venue, including maple cookies, popcorn, candy and more. For a list of venues and maple products visit, montpelieralive.org one week prior to the event.

Spring Migration Bird Walks. Hubbard Park. 7-8:30 a.m. Fee: $10, free for members. Explore local hotspots for spring migrants, such as warblers, vireos, thrushes and waterfowl. Learn birding basics, expand your birding ear. These walks are led by our naturalist staff and are a great way to meet other local birders!

RANDOLPH – Continuing the Journey. Esther Mesh Room, Chandler Center for the Arts. 6-7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30; admission by donation. More than 20 years after six brave women shared their stories with “A Journey Into Courage,” director Bess O’Brien (The Hungry Heart) and “Jenny D” from the original documentary join survivors from our own community to share clips from the film and their own stories of struggle, healing and triumph. Light refreshments will be available.

WARREN – Mad River Chorale Spring Concert. Warren United Church. 7:30 p.m. “Songs My Mother Taught Me” Dvoràk, Brahms, Duruflé, Copland, De Cormier and others. Adults $15, Seniors/Students 12-21 $12, Kids 11 and under Free. Advance tickets at madriverchorale.net or 496-4781.

Saturday, May 7
DUXBURY – GMC Work Hike. All abilities. LT to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. Bring lunch. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Meet at Montpelier High School lot at 8 a.m. Contact Steve Bailey, 1-609-424-9238 or trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

EAST MONTPELIER – 8th Annual Perennial Plant Sale & Yard Sale. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus Hamburgers, Hotdogs & More.

MONTPELIER – Kiwanis Club All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast. Boutwell Masonic Center, 288 Gallison Rd. 7-11:30 a.m. Breakfast to raise money to send central Vermont kids to summer camp. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, VT maple syrup, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk. $7 adults, $4 children under 12

Orchard Valley Waldorf School’s 10th Annual Sweet ‘N Savory Pie Breakfast. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St. 8:30 a.m. to noon (or until we run out of pie!) $8 per person; $30 per family; children under 5 free. Info: www.ovws.org; 802-456-7400

Tea With a Cop. The North Branch Cafe, 41 State St. 10 a.m. Police and community members come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee (or tea).

Onion River Chorus Spring Concert. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door: $15, $10 for students & seniors, $30 for families. “Sold Ground: American Composers Celebrate our Home on Earth”. A program of contemporary American choral works, whose texts address our relationship with the land we live on.

TOPSHAM – Rummage Sale. East Topsham Town Hall. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Topsham UP Church.

WATERBURY – Potted Fairy Gardens: A Maker Program for Adults & Teens. Waterbury Public Library. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Let your imagination run wild as you create a small world out of succulents, and other small trinkets. If you have an old shallow pan, glass dish or unique planter you’d like to use, feel free to bring it along. Library will supply the rest. $10 materials fee. Only 12 spots available so call 244-7036 to reserve your space today!

Mad River Chorale Spring Concert. Waterbury Congregational Church. 7:30 p.m. “Songs My Mother Taught Me” Dvoràk, Brahms, Duruflé, Copland, De Cormier and others. Adults $15, Seniors/Students 12-21 $12, Kids 11 and under Free. Advance tickets at madriverchorale.net or 496-4781.

Sunday, May 8
MONTPELIER – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk. North Branch Nature Center. 1-3 p.m. Fee: $10 adults, $5 kids and members. Come join us on a wonderful walk for all ages with Everett Marshall of the Fish & Wildlife Department Diversity Program. We’ll take a walk through the meadows and woods along the North Branch to view our spring flora and learn the folklore behind names of these beautiful, ephemeral, wildflowers.

Onion River Chorus Spring Concert. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door: $15, $10 for students & seniors, $30 for families. “Sold Ground: American Composers Celebrate our Home on Earth”. A program of contemporary American choral works, whose texts address our relationship with the land we live on.

MORRISVILLE – Mother’s Day Brunch. VFW Post 9653- Pleasant St. 8-11 a.m. Adults $10. Children under 10 years $5. Benefit: Lamoille County VFW Auxiliary to Post 9653. Info: 888-4919

RANDOLPH – Workshop with Molly Mason & Jay Ungar. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. Noon to 2 p.m. Jay and Molly will teach and arrange a beautiful waltz and a couple of lovely reels with fiddlers, guitarists, and any other melody and backup players that wish to join in. Those who can stick around are invited to perform the music at the concert. Admission: $30 (free for Vermont Fiddle Orchestra members). Info: outreach@chandler-arts.org or 802-431-0204

Molly Mason & Jay Ungar Concert. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 4 p.m. He was a Bronx kid. She grew up in Washington State. Since joining forces, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos on the American acoustic music scene. Reserved seating: adults $25, students $5. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

Monday, May 9
MONTPELIER – Relationship as Practice with Robert Kest, Ph.D. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. An exploration of relationship as it relates to mindfulness, nature, and the psychology of living with others. Free. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Sun Dance Season: An Introduction to Indigenous North American Healing; Botanical Materials and World View. Part IV of Wabanaki Ethnobotany Series with Dr. Frederick M. Wiseman. VCIH. 6-9 p.m. $17/$15 for members (or $15 for each class if taking entire class series) Using his extensive experience with healers and gardeners in Guatemala, Belize, Northern Mexico, the American Southwest, Louisiana and the Northeast, Prof. Fred Wiseman will discuss the basics of ethnobotanical (and allied) Native healing arts; from the doctrine of animism and metaconnection; to syncretic Roman Catholic/Native healing.

TOPSHAM – Rummage Sale. East Topsham Town Hall. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Topsham UP Church.

Tuesday, May 10
RANDOLPH – Welcoming Volunteers to Central VT Adult Basic Education. Randolph Learning Center, 10 South Main St. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Find out about CVABE’s volunteer opportunities. This is also a chance for current volunteers to share their experiences and inspire others. Info: Gale Rome at 802-476-4588 or Ed Pirie at 802-728-4492.

TOPSHAM – Rummage Sale. East Topsham Town Hall. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Topsham UP Church.

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