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November 20th, 2014

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Wednesday, November 19

BARRE- Folklore, Fairies and Music in Ireland. Story and music w/Hilari Farrington & Benedict Koehler. Aldrich Library, $5 sugg./free for OLLI members, 1:30 p.m., or bring lunch at 12:30. 454-1234.

Craft Fair. Barre City School Cafeteria, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 50% of every purchase goes to middle school field trips.

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

MARSHFIELD- Family-Themed Movie Night. This 1993 film follows the route of the historical gypsy migration with music & dance. Jaquith Public Library, 7 p.m. See title www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org

MONTPELIER- Intro. to Kundalini Yoga. Hear a brief introduction and learn some basics from teacher Laura Manfred. Hunger Mountain Coop, FREE, 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

Book Talk & Signing with Charles Johnson. Johnson shares his book, “Ice Ship,” featuring original images and current photos of the Fram as a museum in Norway. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7 p.m.

Papa GreyBeard Blues. Heartfelt blues and rock by Keith Williams. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Change Your Consciousness, Change Your Life. Open discussion, all are welcome. Hosted by Eckankar, the Religion of the Light and Sound of God. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6:30 p.m.

Trinity Community Thrift Christmas in November Sale. Receive one free item of clothing for every $5 spent. Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info. 229-9155.

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.

Thursday, November 20

BARRE- Ecumenical Prayer Meeting. Jabbok Christian Center, 8 Daniel Drive, 7 p.m. Info. 479-0302.

Craft Fair. Barre City School Cafeteria, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 50% of every purchase goes to middle school field trips.

BERLIN- 13th Annual Stuff a Truck Drive. Help JD stuff the truck w/canned food, non-perishables & monetary donations for less fortunate central VT families. At 802 Toyota, next to Berlin Mall, all day.

CALAIS- Cookies Hot Club. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MIDDLESEX- Andric Severance. Raucous piano for “Jailbird” Bacon Thursday. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m. Info. 229-2090.

MONTPELIER- Boost Sales with Heart-Centered Marketing. Discover fresh, new techniques w/Jason Pugliese, small business mentor. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE, 5:30-7 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

Origin of Vermont’s Fishes: Why They Are Where They Are. Presentation by aquatic biologist Rich Langdon. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5 sugg. donation, 6:30-8 p.m. Info. 229-6206.

Art Herttua and Stephen Morabito Jazz. Jazz guitar and percussion. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

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

James Secor. Secor plays the kora – a haunting, traditional Senegalese instrument – as well as original acoustic songs on the guitar. North Branch Cafe, 7:30 p.m. Info. 552-8105.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People. Presentation by Nicko Rubin, owner of East Hill Tree Farm. There will be time for questions and answers. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6-7:45 p.m.

LNT Aid! Concert. Great tunes, great laughs and great storytelling with David Budbill, Patti Casey, Rusty DeWees, Jon Gailmor, Colin McCaffrey and George Woodard. A benefit for Lost Nation Theater. City Hall Arts Center, $25, 7:30 p.m. Info. 229-0492.

Trinity Community Thrift Christmas in November Sale. Trinity Community Thrift Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See description 11/19.

Friday, November 21

BERLIN- 13th Annual Stuff a Truck Drive. Help JD stuff the truck w/canned food, non-perishables & monetary donations for less fortunate central VT families. At 802 Toyota, next to Berlin Mall, all day.

CALAIS- Kava Express. Funk/soul. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MIDDLESEX- Rauli Fernandez & Friends. Rocksteady and jazz for Latin Friday. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m. Info. 229-2090.

MONPELIER- Trinity Community Thrift Christmas in November Sale. Trinity Community Thrift Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See 11/19.

Saturday, November 22

BARRE- 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, starts 7:45 a.m. Info./reg. www.TryHockeyForFree.com

49th Annual Scottish Tea. Serving tea, shortbread, scones, more. Live music, crafts & food items for sale. First Presbyterian Church, 19 Seminary St., $5/$3 kids 10 & under, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info. 476-3966.

BERLIN- 13th Annual Stuff a Truck Drive. Help JD stuff the truck w/canned food, non-perishables & monetary donations for less fortunate central VT families. At 802 Toyota, next to Berlin Mall, all day.

CALAIS- Marc Delgato. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

CHELSEA- Chelsea Senior Center Annual Christmas Bazaar. United Church of Chelsea, 13 North Common, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Homemade crafts & raffle, lunch available 11 a.m.-1 p.m..

CRAFTSBURY- Bramblewood. Carol Hausner, Danny Coane and Colin McCaffrey play old & new bluegrass, folk and country music. The Music Box, 7:30 p.m. Info. 586-7533.

GREENSBORO- Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Fellowship Hall at Greensboro UCC Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

HARDWICK- Harlem Superstars. Comedy basketball at its best! Get dinner at the concession stand. Hazen Union School, $7 advance/$8 at door, doors open 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Info. 472-8010.

The Perils of Mr. Punch. Modern Times Theater presents a puppet show, live music, sing-alongs and more. GRACE Building, 59 Mill St., by donation, 2 p.m. Info. 472-8987.

MIDDLESEX- Jazzyaoke. Sing the standards, accompanied by a live band, Larry Damon’s Z-Jazz. Earn $1 back each time you take to the mike. Nutty Steph’s, $5 cover, 7:30-10 p.m. Info. 229-2090.

MONTPELIER- Passion Driven Goals: Vision Board Workshop. W/Wendy Reese, MA, RYT. Bring your own magazines. Hunger Mtn Coop, $5 members/$10 non, 10-12:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

The Music of J.S. Bach. Capital City Concert featuring soprano Hyunah Yu. St. Augustine Church, $25/$15 student & reduced income, 7:30 p.m. Tix at Bear Pond Books of www.capitalcityconcerts.org

Irish Session. With Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and other talented traditional Irish musicians. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 2-5 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Irish Session, 2-5 p.m.; Spider Roulette, 6-8 p.m. Both at Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.

Susan Picking. The songstress plays piano & ukelele with a unique and uplifitng style. North Branch Cafe, 7:30 p.m. Info. 552-8105.

Onion River Exchange Abundance Dinner. With music by pianist Michael Arnowitt, silent auction & more. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., $30/$10 kids, 5:30-8 p.m. RSVP to 552-3040.

The Dream Factory. Screening of the film about skiing & riding in Alaska, plus raffle & more. Fundraiser for Cross Vermont Trail Association. Vermont College of Fine Arts chapel, $20 adults/$10 ages 16 & un-der/$45 family of four, 6:30 p.m. Info. 498-0079.

Trinity Community Thrift Christmas in November Sale. Trinity Community Thrift Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See description 11/19.

Capital City Farmers’ Thanksgiving Market. Montpelier High School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: Carolyn Grodinsky 223-2958, manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com

Alaska Freeride Ski and Snowboard Film. Big Raffle Kick-Off Build-the-Bridge Campaign. Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Help raise money to build a foot and bicycle bridge across the Wi-nooski River in East Montpelier. $20 adults, $10 for 16 & under, $45 family of four. Refreshments. Info: Cross Vermont Trail Association 498-0079.

NORTHFIELD- Craft and Food Bazaar. Handcrafts, food gifts, vintage treasures, kids table (affordable gifts & craft kits), more.United Church of Northfield, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Author Brunch with Carol Noyes. Sharing her book, “Coming Full Circle: One Woman’s Journey though Spiritual Crisis.” Public welcome. Brown Public Library, FREE, 10:30 a.m.

Annual Barre Chouinard/Northfield Hockey Alliance T-Shirt Sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the VT National Guard Armory on the campus of Norwich University.

PLAINFIELD- Laugh ‘til You Die. A knock ‘em dead, laugh ‘til you die, one-man slapstick comedy show by Tom Murphy. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, $20/$15 seniors/$10 kids, 8 p.m. www.murphclown.com

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

Sunday, November 23

CALAIS- Happiness Meditation and Movement Workshop. Maple Corner For all levels of experience and ability. Community Center, $35, 1-4 p.m. Pre-reg. happinessparadigm@gmail.com

HYDE PARK- Thanksgiving Pie Sale. Noon to 3 p.m. Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park. Call 888-3636 to reserve a pie or to donate a pie (or two)!

MONTPELIER- Eric Friedman and Gretchen Doilon. Folk balads. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Organ Concert. Organist Theresa Pepin returns to VT with a program of English & American works, to inaugurate the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier and its George Stevens organ. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., by donation, 2 p.m.

NORTHFIELD- Annual Barre Chouinard/Northfield Hockey Alliance T-Shirt Sale. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the VT National Guard Armory on the campus of Norwich University.

PLAINFIELD- Church Thanksgiving Dinner following morning worship service. Macedonia Baptist Church, 7868 US Rt. 2. Free & ALL are welcome. Info: 522-7068.

WILLIAMSTOWN- Craft Bazaar & Flea Market. Many crafters, food and door prizes. The Gardens 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday, November 24

EAST MONTPELIER- Thanksgiving Traditional Dinner. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, Blueberry Hill Commons (next to Plainfield Hardware). Noon. Seniors $4 donation, everyone else $7. Everyone welcome!

MONTPELIER- Chinese Medicine and Your Healthy Weight. Joshua Singer discusses Chinese herbal benefits, what foods may be best for you. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE, 6-7 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

Four Friends Read Poetry. Merry Gangemi, Marjorie Ryerson, Samn Stockwell and Martha Zweig each read for 15 minutes from their current work. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

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

HARDWICK- Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for appointment. Knights of Columbus, Rte 14, 12:30-6 p.m.

MONTPELIER- National Novel Writing Month Write In. KHL will provide space for wrimos – aspiring novelists participating in an intense one-month novel-writing challenge. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info. at http://nanowrimo.org

SOUTH ROYALTON- Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. South Royalton High School, noon-6 p.m.

Thursday, November 27

BARRE- 12th Annual Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run. Barre Town Municipal Building, $15/free for ages 10 & under, 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at www.barrecongregational.org or 476-3065.

MONTPELIER- 42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. All are welcome, delivery avail. for the homebound. Bethany Church, FREE, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 229-9151 to volunteer/schedule delivery.

NORTHFIELD- Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Open to the public. American Legion Post 63, FREE, 1 p.m.

Friday, November 28

BARRE- Black Friday BBQ. Free dinner at Project Independence, 81 N. Main. Sittings: Noon & 2 p.m. Need a ride? Call 476-3630.

MIDDLESEX- Rauli Fernandez & Friends. Rocksteady and jazz for Latin Friday. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m. Info. 229-2090.

Saturday, November 29

BARRE- 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, starts 7:45 a.m. Info./reg. www.TryHockeyForFree.com

MIDDLESEX- Dance off the Turkey. Hip hop and cheesy pop with DJ ACE. Nutty Steph’s, 8 p.m. – close. Info. 229-2090.

MONTPELIER- Star of the Sea Medieval & Renaissance Muis for the Season of Darkness & Light. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., 7:00 p.m., sugg. donation $15 at the door. Info: info@animavermont.org or 373-7597.

MORRISVILLE- John Lackard Blues Band. Authentic, danceable, rockin’ blues. Moog’s Place, 97 Portland St. 9:00 p.m. No cover charge.

PLAINFIELD- World Music Chorus. Learn songs from Africa, Eastern Europe, UK, more. Plainfield Community Center, $20/$60 series, 3-6 p.m. Info./register 778-0881, info@johnmarkharrison.com.

RANDOLPH- The Hobbit. No Strings Marionette Company present their version of Tolkien’s world of imagination and adventure. Chandler Music Hall, $6 all seats, 7:30 p.m. Info. 728-6464.

Sunday, November 30

EAST MONTPELIER- Pot Roast Dinner – take out or eat in. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, Blueberry Hill Commons (next to Plainfield Hardware). $10 per person. 4pm-6pm. Reservations 223-6954.

BARRE- Montpelier Antiques Market. Up to 24 dealers offer furniture, primitives, books & more. Canadian Club, Rte 14, $2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $5 early buyers at 8 a.m. www.montpelierantiquesmarket.com

Tuesday, December 2

BERLIN- Waterbury Community Band. Woodridge Nursing Home, 6:30 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Winter Wildlife Tracking. Learn to identify tracks and track patterns with biologist John Jose. Hunger Mountain Coop, $10 members/$12 non/$5 kids, 6-7 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

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