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October 30th, 2014

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Monday, October 27

BARRE- Build Your Money Muscles. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place, FREE, 10-11:30 a.m. Info./RSVP 477-5214 or mferguson@capstonevt.org

Halloween Story Hour. Spooky stories for preschoolers. Come in costume and prepare to be scared! Aldrich Public Library, 10:30 a.m.

Barre-Tones Christmas Show Rehearsal. New female singers welcome to participate in weekly rehearsals for Dec. 14th concert. Alumni Hall 2nd floor, next to Barre Aud., 6:45-9 p.m. www.barretonesvt.com

VT Economic Resilience Initiative Community Forum. Join in the discussion to plan for potential future floods. Aldrich Public Library, 6-8 p.m. RSVP by 10/22 to 229-0389 or currier@cvregion.com

WATERBURY- Kids Creating Music. Kids age 18 month to 4 years sing, dance and play during this lively story hour with Lesley Grant. Waterbury Public Library, FREE, 10 a.m.

 

Tuesday, October 28

BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info. 476-3637.

Halloween Story Hour. Spooky stories for preschoolers. Come in costume and prepare to be scared! Aldrich Public Library, 10:30 a.m.

BARRE TOWN- Guided Nature Walk. Easy to moderate volunteer-led walk feat. abandoned quarries, woodlands & scenic views. Barre Town Forest, meet at Brook St. parking area, 9 a.m. Info. 476-4185.

CHELSEA- “Paying for College” Workshop. VSAC helps you plan for how to pay for college and training after high school. Chelsea High School library, FREE, 6:30 p.m. Info. www.vsac.org

EAST BARRE- Halloween Story Hour. Spooky stories for preschoolers. Come in costume and prepare to be scared! York Branch of Aldrich Library, 10:30 a.m.

EAST MONTPELIER- Powerful Tools for Caregivers. First of 6-part workshop presented by Central VT Council on Aging. Twin Valley Senior Ctr, $30 sugg. donation, 3-4:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 476-2681.

MIDDLESEX- Program on World War II Bomber Crash on Camel’s Hump. Presentation by Brian Lindner, marking 70th anniversary of the disaster. Middlesex Town Hall, FREE, 7 p.m. 272-8074.

MONTPELIER- Author Garret Keizer. The writer and former teacher shares his book, “Getting Schooled,” about his return to the high school where he once taught. Bear Pond Books, 7 p.m. 229-0774.

Public Budget Forum on FY 2016 State Budget Development. Focus on issues related to Agency of Human Services. VT Interactive Technologies, 2-4 p.m. www.vtlink.org

“Raising of America” Conversations. Sneak peak of new documentary, foll. by discussion about early childhood in Washington County & the future of VT. Pavilion Building, 109 State St., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Yoga Class & Book Signing. Jeanie Erlbaum shares techniques from her book, “Sit with Less Pain.” Books & CDs available for purchase. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, FREE, 6-8 p.m. Info. 413-773-9474.

 

Wednesday, October 29

BARRE- Looking Back at VT. Nancy Price Graff shares Farm Security Admin photos from 1936-1942. Aldrich Library, $5 sugg./free for OLLI members, 1:30 p.m., or bring lunch at 12:30. 454-1234.

Political Cartoonist Jeff Danziger. Speaking about his book, “The Conscience of a Cartoonist,” & his participation in the film “Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy.” There will also be a showing of the film. Old Labor Hall, $10, 6:30 p.m. www.oldlaborhall.com

CALAIS- Open Mic. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 6 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Enjoy Healthy Holidays with Food as Medicine. Workshop with Lisa Mase of Harmonized Cookery. Hunger Mountain Coop, $3 members/$5 non, 5-6 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

Herbal Relief for Chronic Body Pain. Workshop w/ Danielle Rissin-Rosenfeld. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., $12/$10 members, 6-8 p.m. Pre-register at www.vtherbcenter.org

Two Friends Reading: Andy Potok & Barry Goldensohn. Potok reads from his novel, “My Father’s Keeper,” and Goldensohn reads from his book of poetry, “The Hundred Yard Dash Man.” Books will be available for sale. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7 p.m.

Nightmares on Main Street. Haunted house presented by Green Mtn Theater Group. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The Old Funeral Parlor, 139 Main St., $10/$7 12 & under, 7-11 p.m.

“Empty Bowls” Fundraiser. Purchase an upcycled mug filled with soup & bread, learn about student projects related to food insecurity, more. Bring 3 or more non-perishable items for a raffle ticket. Benefits Vermont Foodbank. CCV, 660 Elm St., $5 sugg. donation, 5-7 p.m.

WATERBURY- Code for Girls. Learn to make interactive stories & animation using Scratch, Hopscotch & Arduino. For girls in grades 4-6. Waterbury Public Library, 3-4 p.m. Pre-register 244-7036.

Along the Tracks. Meeting of Waterbury Historical Society w/ program by Skip Flanders. Public welcome. Wesley Methodist Church, Main St., FREE, business meeting 7 p.m., program 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 30

BARRE- Home Energy Makeover Exhibit. Interactive trailer showing all elements of home weatherization. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place, self-tours 10 a.m.-noon, guided tour 10:30 a.m.

CALAIS- Poetry Slam. Hosted by Geof Hewitt. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MONTPELIER- What is a Course in Miracles? Learn about it from Kirk Gardner and Tanager, long-time students and facilitators. Hunger Mountain Coop, FREE, 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

Halloween Party. Ghoulish games, frightening food & mysterious magic, hosted by Montpelier Rec. Dept. Marko Magic Show at 6 p.m. Montpelier High School cafeteria, 5-6:30 p.m. Info. 225-8699.

Nightmares on Main Street. The Old Funeral Parlor, 139 Main St., 7-11 p.m. See description 10/29.

NORTHFIELD- “Paying for College” Workshop. VSAC helps you plan for how to pay for college and training after high school. Northfield High School, FREE, 6:30 p.m. Info. www.vsac.org

Vermont’s Haunts. Presentation by Joseph Citro, folklorist and author of “The Vermont Ghost Guide.” Norwich Univ., Sullivan Museum & History Center, FREE, 2-3 p.m. Info. 485-2183.

PLAINFIELD- Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. Twinfield Union H. S. gym, 1-6 p.m.

RANDOLPH- Hitting the Wall: Advanced Coaching Tools & Techniques. Training hosted by VT Assoc. for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery. Gifford Medical Center conference room, FREE, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Email Susannah@vamhar.org to register.

 

Friday, October 31

BARRE- Trick-or-Treat Downtown. Visit Barre merchants, and the Aldrich Public Library, for some treats. Downtown Barre, 4-5 p.m.

CALAIS- Penny Arcade. Blues/jazz. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Trick-or-Treat Downtown. Visit Montpelier merchants and restaurants to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun place. Downtown Montpelier, 4-6 p.m.

Technology Assistance. A Main St. Middle School student will be available in the computer lab to help you. Open to all seniors. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, FREE, 11:45-12:45. 223-2518.

Nightmares on Main Street. The Old Funeral Parlor, 139 Main St., 7-11 p.m. See description 10/29.

Halloween Party w/Funkwagon and Binger. Gospel-infused funk. Ages 21+, costume prizes, . Positive Pie, $5 cover, 10:30 p.m.

PEACHAM- Peacham Corner Guild Annual Christmas Show. Small antiques, invited artists, handcrafted gifts, specialty foods & ornaments. Luncheon available. Peacham Town Hall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

PLAINFIELD- Grottoblaster. An immersive puppet show, live video game, hip-hop concert, cardboard arcade and costume contest rolled into one. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, $15 adv/$20 at door, 8 p.m. Tix at http://goddard.edu/news-events/events/grottoblaster

 

Saturday, November 1

CALAIS- Borealis Guitar Duo. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

DUXBURY- Work Hike with Green Mtn Club. Walk-through on Long Trail to Bamforth Ridge Shelter, 3-4 miles. Bring lunch, boots, work clothes, gloves. Meet at Montpelier H.S., 8 a.m. 223-3935.

MONTPELIER- Poe Spooktacular. Live readings & performances, delectables, costume contest, dance to music by LC Jazz & more. City Hall Arts Center, $20 advance/$25 day of, starts 8 p.m. 229-0492.

Dave Keller Performance & Video Shoot. Join the audience for this performance, Keller’s first official video shoot. Ages 21+. Charlie O’s, no cover, 9 p.m. Info. 229-2737 or www.davekeller.com

PEACHAM- Peacham Corner Guild Annual Christmas Show. Peacham Town Hall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See description 10/31.

PLAINFIELD-Grottoblaster. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, $10/$5 adv. for afternoon show, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. See descrip. 10/31.

 

Sunday, November 2

BARRE- Making Cards. Hands-on workshop w/Pat Carstensen. Open to the public. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Room, FREE, 1-3 p.m.

EAST MONTPELIER- New England Boiled Dinner. Corned beef, potatoes, cabbage and more, with homemade rolls and apple pie. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte 2, by donation, 1-3 p.m. Info. 223-3322.

MORRISVILLE- Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. Monthly Jam & Meet. Fiddlers and public welcome. VFW, Pleasant St., food shelf donations welcome, noon-5 p.m. Info. 728-5188.

NORTHFIELD- Breakfast Buffet. Eggs, omelets, pancakes, French toast, bacon, sausage, home fries & more. Full bar for ages 21+. American Legion Post 63, $9/$4.50 kids under 10, 7-11 a.m.

WATERBURY- Vermont Symphonic Winds Concert. Family-friendly concert feat. Halloween-themed music. Costumes welcome! Waterbury Congregational Church, $10 adults/$5 students & seniors/free for kids under 12, 2 p.m.

 

Monday, November 3

BARRE- Build Your Money Muscles. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place, FREE, 10-11:30 a.m. Info./RSVP 477-5214 or mferguson@capstonevt.org

MONTPELIER- Herbs to Inspire Joy and Confidence. Workshop with Rachael Keener. VT Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., $12/$10 members, 6-8 p.m. Pre-register at www.vtherbcenter.org

Stay Healthy with Food as Medicine. Lisa Mase of Harmonized Cookery shares recipes, meal plans and mindfulness practices. Hunger Mtn Coop, $3 members/$5 non, 5-6 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

In Search of Self: Andrew Whitney Finds His Roots in Korea. Andrew shares his remarkable story and discusses Korean adoption in general. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6:30 p.m. Info. 223-3338.

PLAINFIELD- Bread and Puppet Theater. Featuring “Penny Oracles” and “Bombing Instead of Negotiating.” Plainfield Coop Community Gallery, donations, reception 6 p.m., show 7 p.m.

SOUTH ROYALTON- Food Activist & Author Vandana Shiva. Speaking on the role of VT’s GMO labeling law as part of a global solution to transform food systems and reverse climate crisis. Public welcome. VT Law School, Chase Community Center, FREE, 5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, November 4

BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info. 476-3637.

MONTPELIER- Guided Partner Thai Bodywork. W/ Lori Flower of Karmic Connection. Come to give & receive w/ a friend. Hunger Mtn Coop, $8 mbrs/$10 non, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

WILLIAMSTOWN- “Paying for College” Workshop. VSAC helps you plan for how to pay for college and training after high school. Williamstown High School, FREE, 6 p.m. Info. www.vsac.org

 

Wednesday, November 5

BARRE- Author Fred Cheyette. Discussing his book, “Wake-Up Calls.” A Senior Day program. Aldrich Public Library, FREE, 1-2:20 p.m. Info. 476-7550.

Art Opening. Reception for opening of Paletteers art show. Light refreshments. Aldrich Library, Milne Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

CALAIS- Open Mic. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 6 p.m.

MARSHFIELD- Classic Movie Night. 1946 film starring David Niven & Kim Hunter, discussion led by Rick Winston & Tom Blachly. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 7 p.m. www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

MONTPELIER- The Red Scare Comes to Bethel 1950. W/community historian Rick Winston. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, $5 sugg./free for OLLI members, 1:30 p.m., or bring lunch at 12:30. 454-1234.

Natural Beauty Workshop. With Leilani Courtney. Bring a towel, face cloth, hair band, large bowl. VT Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., $17/$15 members, 6-8 p.m. Pre-reg. www.vtherbcenter.org

Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein: The Making of Modernism. A First Wednesdays presentation by Dartmouth professor Barbara Will. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, FREE, 7 p.m. Info. 223-3338.

Ethics, Values & Boundaries. Training hosted by Vermont Assoc. for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery. Capitol Plaza Hotel, FREE, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Email Susannah@vamhar.org to register.

 

Thursday, November 6

MONTPELIER- Indoor Garden Workshop: Salad Greens. Learn how to garden indoors with Peter Burke. Hunger Mountain Coop, $10 members/$12 non, 6-7 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

The Hidden North Branch. Learn about the North Branch of the Winooski River & how the VT River Conservancy is protecting it. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5 sugg. donation, 6:30-8 p.m. 229-6206.

Quietly Into Disaster. Screening of a documentary about the consequences of nuclear fission. Hosted by VT Yankee Decommissioning Alliance. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier Room, 6 p.m.

Ethics, Values & Boundaries. Capitol Plaza Hotel, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See description 11/5.

Take Two Sonnets and Call Me in the Morning. Tom Blachly discusses his love of Shakespeare’s work, and how it saved his life. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6:30 p.m. Info. 223-3338.

NORTHFIELD- Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. Norwich University, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

ROCHESTER- 2nd Annual VT Backcountry Forum & Celebration. Potluck, discussion, multi-media, raffle, live music and more. Pierce Hall Community Center, 6-11 p.m. www.vtbc.org

WAITSFIELD- Concert in C Flat. A lovable cast of characters, in two adjoining flats, support each other through good times and bad. Valley Players Theater, Rte 100, 7:30 p.m. Info. 583-1674.

 

Friday, November 7

BARRE- In the Shadow of the Mountain. In this one-man play, Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian immigrant, Barre stonecutter and chief carver on Mt. Rushmore. Barre Opera House, $10/$7 ages 18 & under, 7:30 p.m. Info. 476-8188.

BERLIN- The Starline Rhythm Boys. Proceeds benefit U.S.-Japan Technical Connections. Hilltop Inn, $30 or 2/$50, appetizer buffet 6-7:30 p.m., music & dancing 7:30-10:30 p.m. Info./tickets 371-3638.

CALAIS- Big Hat No Cattle. Texas swing. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Montpelier School Board Q&A. School board member Charlie Phillips will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 1-2 p.m. 223-2518.

Steady Betty. seven-piece band pays homage to the classic late 60s sounds of Jamaica. Ages 21+, Positive Pie, $5 cover. 10:30 p.m.

MORRISVILLE- Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. VFW, 28 Pleasant St., noon – 6 p.m.

NORTHFIELD- Graphic Artist Andy Belanger. A collaborator on “Kill Shakespeare” comic book series, Belanger will discuss his work and life as a comic artist. Norwich Univ., Chaplin Hall gallery, 4 p.m.

PLAINFIELD- Ben Sollee, Jim and Sam, Tall Heights. Concert with Kentucky-based cellist Sollee, songwriters Jim and Sam & folk band Tall Heights. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, $15 adv/$20 at door, 7:30 p.m. Info./tickets at www.goddard.edu/news-events/events

RANDOLPH- The DuPont Brothers. Performing “Vermont-made folk Americana.” Admission includes one drink from cash bar. Chandler Upper Gallery, $19/$35 for two, 7:30 p.m. Info. 728-6464.

WAITSFIELD- Concert in C Flat. Valley Players Theater, Rte 100, 7:30 p.m. See description 11/6.

 

Saturday, November 8

ADAMANT- Paul Asbell. Performing for Adamant Winter Music Series. Adamant Community Club, $10 advance at Co-op/$15 at door, optional potluck 5:30 p.m., music 7 p.m.

BARRE- North Barre Manor Tenant Association Craft/Bake Sale. Crafts, baked goods and more. Coffee & donuts available 9-11 a.m., lunch available 11a.m.-2 p.m. North Barre Manor, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Try Hockey for Free/Learn to Skate Clinic. Local youth ages 4-9 welcome to learn basic skills in a fun, safe environment. Barre BOR, starting 7:45 a.m. Info./registration www.TryHockeyForFree.com

Steven Wright. The legendary comedian has won an Academy Award and is #23 on Comedy Central’s list of greatest standups of al time. Barre Opera House, $26-$39.50, 8 p.m. Info. 476-8188.

CALAIS- Michael Chornoy and Robinson Morse. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MONTPELIER- DJ qbert. Positive Pie, $20 for ages 18+, 21+ are $12 advance or $15 day of, 10:30 p.m.

Summit School Fiddle-Banjo Duets Workshop. For advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced fiddle and banjo players. Vermont Violins, Main St., $25, 1-3 p.m. Info. 802-917-1186.

NORTHFIELD- Killin’ Time. T.J. Powers’ band. Public welcome, ages 21 & up. American Legion Post 63, $5 cover, 7-11 p.m.

RANDOLPH- Ransom. White River Valley Players reprise their acclaimed production of the play, with music, inspired by Civil War letters. Chandler Music Hall, $15/$10 students, 7:30 p.m. 728-6464.

STOWE- Perlman Music Program Celebration Concert. Maestro Itzhak Perlman conducts the PMP String Orchestra. Spruce Peak Arts Ctr, $20-$45, 7:30 p.m. Info. 760-4634 or www.sprucepeakarts.org

TUNBRIDGE- Tracy Grammer. One of folk music’s most beloved artists performs for MountainFolk series. Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. Advance tix at Tunbridge Store, SoRo Market or www.mtnfolk.org

WAITSFIELD- Concert in C Flat. Valley Players Theater, Rte 100, 7:30 p.m. See description 11/6.

WATERBURY- Eleva Chamber Players: Global Folk. United Church of Christ/Waterbury Congregational Church, $20/$10 seniors & students, 7:30 p.m. http://elevachamberplayers.org

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction. Benefits Jennifer James’ trip to United World Games for Basketball. Waterbury Senior Ctr, $15/$5 12 & under, seatings 5 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. RSVP 522-7355.

WEST FAIRLEE- Annual Harvest Supper. All you can eat buffet featuring 25 items. West Fairlee Congregational Church, sugg. donation $15/$8 kids 5-10, seatings 4:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. RSVP 685-3141.

WILLIAMSTOWN- Stuff-a-Wagon. Bring your non-perishable food and household items for donation to the Williamstown Community Food Shelf. United Federated Church, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 9

BARRE- Eleva Chamber Players: Global Folk. Feat. old world folk-inspired pieces. First Universalist Church, $20/$10 seniors & students, 3 p.m. Info. at http://elevachamberplayers.org

GREENSBORO- Harvest Barter Fair. Swap items that you have grown, preserved, baked or crafted. Bring items w/estimated value of $5 for swapping. Lakeview Union School, 2-4 p.m. Info. 755-6336.

MONTPELIER- Young Adventurers Club. An outing for families with young children, hosted by GMC Montpelier. Call Lexi at 229-9810 or Mike at 223-8493 for details and meeting time & place.

Hike with Green Mtn Club. Moderate, 7 miles, North Branch Park to Sparrow Farm & return via North St. Bring lunch and water. Meet at swimming pool parking lot. Call 223-3550 for meeting time.

WAITSFIELD- Concert in C Flat. Valley Players Theater, Rte 100, 7:30 p.m. See description 11/6.

 

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