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September 25th, 2016

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Wednesday, September 21
BARRE – OLLI Series: Arts and the Community. Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St. 1:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Vermont Philharmonic conductor, bassist, and educator Lou Kosma will discuss how arts organizations affect communities from New York City to Central Vermont.

Yoga with Monica DiGiovanni. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5. Students are guided to find balance between breath and movement and to be present moment to moment. Moving slowly, with great focus, turns yoga asana into a movement meditation perfect for opening tight joints and building muscle strength.

MONTPELIER – Beginner’s Meditation with Ginny Sassaman, M.S., C.I.P.P. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1 p.m. A supportive, welcoming, nonjudgmental setting to help you establish an ongoing meditation practice that best suits your life. Secular and fun. Minimum of eight needed for class to run, $8 per class.

Exploring Herbs Through the Senses: Using Taste, Smell, Intuition and More to Understand the Medicinal Properties of Plants with Nick Cavanaugh, 3rd year VCIH Clinical Intern. VCIH, 252 Main St. 6-8 p.m. $10 members / $12 non-members / Free for VCIH students. In this workshop we will discuss how all of our senses, including intuition, can be used to give us an understanding of the medicinal properties of plants. Register at www.vtherbcenter.org; by emailing info@vtherbcenter.org; or by calling 802-224-7100.

John Lackard Blues Jam at Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St. 7:30 p.m.

WATERBURY – Connecting to our Passions, a workshop with Lisa Danforth, Certified Life Coach. Waterbury Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Free. In this workshop, we’ll be looking at where our passions lie, what our gifts are, and how to embrace them with confidence.

Thursday, September 22
MONTPELIER – The Syringa Tree. Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St. 7:30 p.m. A true-life story of an abiding love between two families, one black, one white, and the two children born into their shared household in early 1960’s South Africa, told through the eyes of six-year-old Elizabeth. Info & Tickets: 802-229-0492 or www.lostnationtheater.org

Digestive Reset with Shona R. MacDougal, RH (AHG). Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stomach pain, gas. irregular bowels? We will talk about herbs and foods to help improve your digestion. RSVP at info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact information.

Fall Prevention Workshop. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Falls are the most common cause of serious injury and hospitalization for seniors, and the risk of injury increases with age. Kim LaGue, PT, CVHHH’s Chief Operating Officer, and Angela McMann, PT, CVHHH’s Director of Long Term Care, will offer tips on how to safeguard yourself and your home and to reduce preventable falls.

Fall Water Fest. Water Privatization and the Commons: the E. Montpelier Springs Action (Vermont film segment) — with organizer Carolyn Shapiro. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 7-9 p.m. Carolyn Shapiro is a writer, artist and activist who helped lead the action against the privatization of a springs in East Montpelier.

Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women’s Issues. Vermont Statehouse. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Presented by the Vermont Commission on Women, the League of Women Voters of Vermont, and Business and Professional Women of Vermont, the event will be moderated by Anne Galloway of VT Digger. Free and open to the public.

WATERBURY – Books Come to Life with AB2. Waterbury Public Library. 10-11 a.m. Join Laurie Flaherty and Rachel O’Donald of AB2 (Active Body-Active Brain) for a creative music and movement-based exploration of early literacy skills. Each class will focus on a concept of dance tied to a children’s book. A wide variety of music, props and rhythm instruments add to the fun and learning! Ages 3-6. Free.

WILLIAMSTOWN – Start the Conversation. A film about end-of-life planning will be shown at the Ainsworth Public Libarary. 6 p.m. The film will be followed by Q & A with CVHHH. Info: Library, 433-5887.

Friday, September 23
BARRE – Creative writing workshop with Mary Rose Dougherty, MFA. Barre Area Senior Center. 1-2 p.m. $5. All levels welcome—beginners encouraged! Bring your questions about how to get started! Want feedback? Bring copies of a poem, short story or nonfiction essay you are working on for other members of the group! You’ll read yours aloud and silently and listen to feedback. Tips and exercises on the various genres will be shared, as well as journaling tips. Minimum enrollment: 6

BRADFORD – 37 Postcards. Old Church Theater, 137 North Main St. 7:30 p.m. After years of travel, a young man returns home to discover the dog hasn’t been fed in years, dead grandmother is very much alive, and his family is stranger than he remembered.

MONTPELIER – It’s Your Life! 5 Steps to Staying Serene Amidst the Chaos with Sarah Gillen, LMFT, PCC. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Free. Do you meet everyone else’s expectations & needs but not have time or energy for your path? Come discover the 5 steps to having your life meet your needs, be happy, and fulfilled, no matter what. RSVP at info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact information.

Fall Migration Bird Walks. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 7:30-9 a.m. Free for members and kids, $10 for nonmembers September is the peak of fall songbird migration, and the woods and fields along the North Branch are excellent places to witness it. Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome! Binoculars available for loan.

Dave Keller Band CD Release Show. Sweet Melissa’s, Langdon St. Separate shows at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10 cover for each show, no advance tickets, tickets only available at the door day of show. For more info, contact Sweet Melissa’s at 802-225-6012 or visit facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt/

Opening Reception of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Collection. T.W. Wood Gallery. 5-7 p.m. The WPA highlights social resistance art work from the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Lake Superior live at Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5. Album release

The Syringa Tree. Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Info & Tickets: 802-229-0492 or www.lostnationtheater.org

WATERBURY – Steel Magnolias. Waterbury Festival House, 2933 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. 7:30 p.m. $15. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

Saturday, September 24
BARRE – Barre Area Senior Center Open House. 131 South Main St. 1-3 p.m. We are looking forward to this opportunity for the public to better understand our mission, what we do on a daily basis and actively engage with participants. Class demos in yoga, Seniors in Motion, line dancing, crafts, and others, and our own Young at Heart singers. Refreshments served!

Spaulding Mini-Metro Basketball try-outs. Spaulding High School. 5:30-8 p.m. Open to boys and girls grades 5-8 who reside in the Spaulding High School district or an adjoining high school district that does not offer a Mini-Metro team. Spaulding basketball coaches will be on hand for evaluations. You must attend at least one day of try-outs to be eligible for a team. Info: Corey, 802-279-3632 or Tanya, 802-505-8648.

BETHEL – Flea Market. 36 Bethel Dr. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for lunch, concession food available. Free parking / free admission.

BRADFORD – Tales of the Hunting Camp Panel Presentation by local hunters. Bradford Academy Auditorium, 172 N. Main St. 7 p.m. Info: 802-222-4423. Museum will be open 6-7 p.m. before program.

37 Postcards. Old Church Theater, 137 North Main St. 7:30 p.m. See description 9/23

CHELSEA – Advanced Bowhunting. Chelsea Fish & Game Club. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This seminar will demonstrate advanced techniques for bowhunting, including equipment, hunting tactics, and treestand safety. Signup deadline: Wednesday, September 21.

EAST ORANGE – Annual Fall Supper. East Orange Church. 5-7 p.m. Red Flannel Hash, Baked Beans, Homemade Brown Bread, Coleslaw, Homemade Pie, Beverage. $10 Adult, $6 Children 6-12, Children under 6 our guests. Info: Beverly Hatch, 439-5897 or Susan Davis, 439-5103. Benefit: Church and school house restoration fund.

EDEN – Hike Eden with GMC. Difficult. 5.6 miles. Mt. Belvidere on Long Trail from Rte. 118 trailhead parking lot in Eden. Long-range views of two countries and three states from historic fire tower on the summit. Bring lunch and water. Contact Cynthia Martin or George Longenecker; marlong@myfairpoint.net, 229-9787 for more details and meeting time.

MONTPELIER – The Syringa Tree. Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Info & Tickets: 802-229-0492 or www.lostnationtheater.org

22nd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale. Bethany Church. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be Antiques, Collectibles, Household & Office items, Furniture, Clothing, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Toys, Games, Puzzles, a Silent Auction and Bake Goods for sale. There will also be a Bar-B-Q. Proceeds benefit local & world church missions. Rain or Shine. Info: (802) 223-2424 or UCCBethany@comcast.net

Holistic Health and Wellness Fair. Christ Church on State Street. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tarot, Reiki, astrology, massage, 15 classes, and more. $1 admission at door. Practictioners by donation. $15 pays for all classes both days.

NEWBURY – 36th annual Fall Festival. First Congregational Church. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brian and the Rangers Band, bake sale, cookie walk, fudge and candy table, plant table, white elephant sale, raffle, and miore.

NORTHFIELD – Northfield’s American Legion Country Band Night. Evonne & The Reverbs. 7-11 p.m. $5 cover (21 & up). Open to the Public

PLAINFIELD – Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie. Plainfield Friends Meeting House, 203 Martin Meadow Rd., 2-4 p.m. (+ optional bonus program 4-5 p.m.). Workshop presenter: Lucy Blue. The Work is a way of self-inquiry that has helped thousands of people to find inner peace and freedom. Free. Beginners welcome! Info: 802-454-7726.

RANDOLPH – Harvest Fair. First Congregational Church, East Bethel Road (near the VTC campus). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barbecued chicken, barbecued hot dogs and sausages; plants & produce, baked goods, white elephant table, and more.

Haywire live at Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. 7 p.m. $12. After their set of well-known standards and more obscure covers from the American songbook, audience members are invited to join in and jam with band members. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

WATERBURY – Steel Magnolias. Waterbury Festival House, 2933 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. 7:30 p.m. $15. See description 9/23

WEBSTERVILLE – Forest Storytime. Town of Barre Forest, 44 Brook St. 2 p.m. Featuring Aldrich Public Library’s Children’s Librarian Ian Gauthier, the storytime will allow preschoolers through first graders and their parents to explore the town forest through a short walk and forest-related stories. Stories will include “How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes,” an Abenaki story, and the Scottish fairy tale of Tam Linn. A song and a simple forest scavenger hunt will complete the session. Info: Marianne Kotch, 476-4185.

Sunday, September 25
BARRE – Spaulding Mini-Metro Basketball try-outs. Spaulding High School. 8-10 a.m. Open to boys and girls grades 5-8 who reside in the Spaulding High School district or an adjoining high school district that does not offer a Mini-Metro team. Spaulding basketball coaches will be on hand for evaluations. You must attend at least one day of try-outs to be eligible for a team. Info: Corey, 802-279-3632 or Tanya, 802-505-8648.

Celebration of Life for Mike Witham. Gusto’s. 2-6 p.m. The Cheever Bros. will come together for a small set of a few favorite songs they once played. Mike Witham has been battling stage 4 esophagus cancer for a year and he’d like to see his friends and fellow musicians all together for a final gathering. No cover charge but donations accepted for his benefit. Bring a dish or a snack to share. Hosted by Donna Thunder Moran.

BERLIN – The Central Vermont CROP Hunger Walk. First Congregational Church. Registration at 12:30 p.m. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. on picturesque Berlin Pond. Info: Judy, 479-9002 or jcookvt@aol.com

BETHEL – Flea Market. 36 Bethel Dr. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for lunch, concession food available. Free parking / free admission.

BRADFORD – 37 Postcards. Old Church Theater, 137 North Main St. 4 p.m. See description 9/23

MONTPELIER – An Afternoon with Michael Arnowitt. Hosted at the home of Linda Young. 4-6 p.m. An afternoon of music, wine, hors dourves and desserts. Possible duet between Linda and Michael! Fundraiser tickets $50. Seating Limited to 30. Contact Heather or Marci: 802.661.8959, info@orexchange.org

The Syringa Tree. Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St. 2 p.m. Info & Tickets: 802-229-0492 or www.lostnationtheater.org

22nd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale. Bethany Church. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be Antiques, Collectibles, Household & Office items, Furniture, Clothing, Jewelry, Sporting Goods, Toys, Games, Puzzles, a Silent Auction and Bake Goods for sale. There will also be a Bar-B-Q. Proceeds benefit local & world church missions. Rain or Shine. Info: (802) 223-2424 or UCCBethany@comcast.net

Caterpillar Fest! North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $10 nonmembers, $8 members, $5 kids. Engaging educators from The Caterpillar Lab, including founder Sam Jaffe, will be here to tell you all about dozens of species you never knew might be hiding in your own backyards. This year, they will bring some unique and exciting early fall species. You’ll meet strange and surprising slug caterpillars, camouflaged prominents that blend perfectly into leaf edges, giant silkmoth species preparing to pupate for the cold months, and more!

Holistic Health and Wellness Fair. Christ Church on State Street. 1-6 p.m. Tarot, Reiki, astrology, massage, 15 classes, and more. $1 admission at door. Practictioners by donation. $15 pays for all classes both days.

MONTPELIER – Introduction to The Work of Byron Katie at the Holistic Health & Wellness Fair, Christ Church, 64 State St., 2-3 p.m. Workshop presenter: Lucy Blue. The Work is a way of self-inquiry that has helped thousands of people to find inner peace and freedom. $1 admission to the fair + $5 workshop fee. Beginners welcome! Info: 802-454-7726.

Monday, September 26
CALAIS – Words Out Loud. Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Rd. 3 p.m. Poetry & Parables, Fantasy & Fables. Chard deNiord and Bianca Stone presenting.

MONTPELIER – Green Corn Season: The Role of Story, Music, Dance and Food In Community Well Being. Part VII of Wabanaki Ethnobotany Series with Dr. Frederick M. Wiseman. VCIH, 252 Main St. 6-9 p.m. $17/$15 for members. The most important ceremony of the Abenaki Horticultural/Ritual Calendar is the Green Corn Ceremony. Join Prof. Wiseman as he shares his studies into the origins of the ceremony that seem embedded in half-forgotten legends of the Abenaki Creation Time, and encoded in the controversial Corn Song.

WALDEN – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival – Walden. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Begin your week at Walden Church in Noyesville Village (signs – just off Route 15) with registration, coffee & donuts at 9 a.m. Visit with Walden crafters and take driving caravan tours with local guides to meet artisans at their small home businesses. Homemade soup and sandwich lunch ($5). Enjoy musical entertainment as the prelude to the family style Barbecued Beef Supper, served with mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls and home-baked pies, beginning at 5:30 p.m, $12. For supper reservations and information, call Judy Clifford evenings at 802-563-2777 or daily at 802-793-5011.

WATERBURY – Monthly Coloring Crew. Waterbury Public Library. 6-8 p.m. Drop in to relax and find your Zen moment with adult coloring books. For teens through adults.

Tuesday, September 27
BARRE – Music Memories. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4. 2-3 p.m. For people experiencing memory loss and their caregivers. You can expect a sing-along of old familiar tunes with hand rhythm instruments to play if you wish, with refreshments served at the conclusion. Free and open to the public.

CABOT – Fall Foliage Festival. Coffee, donuts, and crafts at Willey Memorial Building, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up for lunch and supper reservations. Tour historic locations and Cabot Creamery, visit local craft shops, enjoy a hay ride to a sugar house, and hike Nicholas Ledge. Corn chowder and chili for lunch at Cabot Church, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children. Turkey supper seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. $12/$6. Reservations: Rose Bothfeld, 802-563-2715.

MONTPELIER – How To Postpartum Like A Boss with Ana Campanile, Postpartum Doula & Program Director at Good Beginnings. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Learn what to expect after birth from the bottom to the top! Create your own postpartum care plan and get resources to help you feel prepared for what comes next after baby arrives. RSVP at info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact information.

Building Empathy & Addressing Racial Oppression. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The final session offers tools and guidelines for action in order to reaffirm our commitment to creating and supporting an anti-oppressive society.

WATERBURY – Tech Craft Tuesdays: eOrigami. Waterbury Public Library. 3-4 p.m. Light up your origami creation by adding circuitry. For ages 7-11. Call library to register: 244-7036.

WEBSTERVILLE – Town of Barre Forest Walks. There are abandoned quarries, amazing lookout points, and lots more. Bring your nature photography questions, too. Meet at the kiosk off the parking lot at 44 Brook St. 9 a.m. Free fun for all ages. Dogs on leashes welcome! Info: Marianne Kotch at 476-4185.

Wednesday, September 28
BARRE – Yoga with Monica DiGiovanni. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5. Students are guided to find balance between breath and movement and to be present moment to moment. Moving slowly, with great focus, turns yoga asana into a movement meditation perfect for opening tight joints and building muscle strength.

OLLI Series: The Barre Granite Museum. 7 Jones Brothers Way. 1:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation.Executive Director Scott McLaughlin will outline the story of Vermont’s granite industry: the immigrants, artists, and their legacy of tragedy, hope, innovation, frustration, and beauty.

Solar Shine & Dine. The Quarry Kitchen & Spirits. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Have an appetizer and beer on SunCommon and learn about how you can go solar with options for your roof, yard, or driveway with the Tesla PowerWall at no upfront cost! You’ll also learn about solar heating and cooling and free energy savings with Efficiency Vermont. RSVP/info: joel@suncommon.com

GROTON – Bike Groton with GMC. Moderate. 16 miles with easy pace. Explore an old railroad bed from Ricker Pond to Bailey Pond. Check out as many as four other ponds along the way. Meet at Ricker Pond outlet at 1:00. Contact: Steve Lightholder, 479-2304 or steve.lightholder@yahoo.com for more details.

MONTPELIER – Soak it, Steam it, Rub it: Herbal Care for Down There. VCIH, 252 Main St. 6-8 p.m. $10 members/$12 non-members/free for VCIH students. In this class we will learn short and long-term herbal and lifestyle support for common infections of the genito-urinary system, with a special focus on BV, yeast infections, UTIs and herpes. Register at www.vtherbcenter.org; by emailing info@vtherbcenter.org; or by calling 802-224-7100.

Beginner’s Meditation with Ginny Sassaman, M.S., C.I.P.P. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1 p.m. A supportive, welcoming, nonjudgmental setting to help you establish an ongoing meditation practice that best suits your life. Secular and fun. Minimum of eight needed for class to run, $8 per class; with the expectation participants attend every class.

What Are You Really Practicing? with Robert Kest, Ph.D. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Exploring the many different approaches to mindfulness and the variety of world views, experiences, and relationships to nature and being that they cultivate. RSVP: info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact info.

Prevention Works: Vermont’s Renewed Commitment. Presented by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. Capitol Plaza. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Presentations by gubernatorial candidates with questions from participants and workshops in afternoon. Info: 802-229-5724.

NORTHFIELD – Norwich Writers Series with sci-fi author, Will Alexander. Kreitzberg Library Multipurpose Room. 4-5 p.m. Free and open to the public, Alexander, an author of fantasy and science fiction for kids, will be reading selected stories.

PLAINFIELD – Fall Foliage Day. Grace Methodist Church on Main St. 9 AM: Coffee Hour & sign up for tours; 11:30AM to 1PM: Luncheon $5; 5PM & 6PM: Supper $12 (Barbecued Chicken, Mostaccioli, Baked Beans). Reservations: Joanne Martin, 802-454-7301 or Joyce Fowler, 802-454-8306

WATERBURY – Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks. Waterbury Public Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to download your favorite books on any device. Please bring your own! Register: 244-7036.

Thursday, September 29
MONTPELIER – Fall Water Fest: Water, Words, Images & Music. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 7-9 p.m. Literature, original poetry, photos, music welcome. With exercises for poem and song writing. Sign up between 6 and 7 p.m.

Are you Happy? Would you like to be happier? with Jill Davies, Avatar® Master. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Free. What can you do to be happier – it is a learned skill. I’ll share some ideas and present some exercises that you can use to be happier every day! RSVP: info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact information.

PEACHAM – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival – Peacham. Arts and crafts sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Town Hall. Tickets for bus ride, lunch, ghost walk and dinner available there. Exhibits at the Blacksmith Shop, Roller Barn and the Historical House (homemade treats served). Library book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scenic bus tour at 10:15 $5. Lunch at the Elementary School 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $7. Northern Skies Observatory (near the school) open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ghost walk at the church 2 p.m. Harp music concert (by donation) at the church 4-6 p.m. Spaghetti Supper in the church social hall with seatings at 5 and 6:30. Meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, garlic bread, homemade apple crisp with ice cream. Adults $10, children $5, under 6 free. Tickets available at door.

WATERBURY – Steel Magnolias. Waterbury Festival House, 2933 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. 7:30 p.m. $15. See description 9/23

Friday, September 30
BARNET – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival – Barnet. Come to the Barnet Center Church vestry for a Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Arts and Crafts in the vestry area and at various spots around the town. Relax on free Bus Tour that leaves from the vestry at 10 a.m., or travel the town on your own. A soup and sandwich lunch is served starting at 11:30 at the Barnet Village Church. European Coffee Hour from 1-4 p.m. at West Barnet Church. Enjoy a Ham Dinner ($10/take-out available) at Barnet Center vestry starting at 4 p.m. and continuing until all are served. Reservations/info: Bob, 802-633-2242.

DANVILLE – Dead North. Great Vermont Corn Maze. 7 p.m. $25. This years haunt will include a short ride, a mile walk of terror through a haunted cornfield and buildings including animatronics, the mostly live residents of DEAD NORTH and special effects. Not recommended for young children or persons with health concerns.

MARSHFIELD – 27th Annual Harvest Supper. Christ Church (A.C.C.), Creamery Street. Menu: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet corn, cole slaw, pickles, dinner rolls, apple cider, apple pie. Seatings at 5:15 & 6:45 p.m. 3 Door Prizes at each seating. Carryouts Available. Adults $12, 12 & under $6. Reservations: 426-3744 or 426-2105. Proceeds benefit Christ School.

MONTPELIER – Soule Monde live at Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5

Hearing and Healthy Aging—It’s Time to Listen. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 11 a.m. to noon. Free and open to the public. Dr. Elizabeth Adams is a Clinical Professor from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Vermont and a Vermont licensed audiologist. In this workshop, she and her students will be talking about hearing loss and its effects. If you are concerned about your hearing or the hearing of a family member or friend, this workshop is for you.

Magical Therapy Group Dynamics Step One. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Do you long for a safe space to explore your deepest desires? Do you want to find your true purpose in life? Do you secretly long to be truly heard? This workshop will help you learn skills to create a safe place for all this to happen. RSVP: info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact info.

Fall Migration Bird Walks. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 7:30-9 a.m. Free for members and kids, $10 for nonmembers September is the peak of fall songbird migration, and the woods and fields along the North Branch are excellent places to witness it. Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome! Binoculars available for loan.

WATERBURY – Steel Magnolias. Waterbury Festival House, 2933 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. 7:30 p.m. $15. See description 9/23

Saturday, October 1
ADAMANT – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow…the Fall Foilage Production. Quarry Works Theater, 743 Quarry Rd. 2 and 5 p.m. Free. Reserve tickets by calling 229-6978.

BARNET – 13th Annual Rubber Ducky Derby. Ben’s Mill, 2236 West Barnet Rd. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 35 prizes go to the ‘holders’ of the first 35 ducks to cross finish line. Also 6 “Lucky Ducks” with monetary prizes. Ducks swim at 11 a.m. Tub raffle, free prizes at the kids table, food vendor, free Ducky Chow Raffle, Machines demonstrated, AOK Kids will perform and more. Benefits restoration of Ben’s Mill.

BARRE – Booth Bros/H.P. Hood Qualifying Day. Thunder Road. 1 p.m.

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. Barre Opera House. 7:30 p.m.

BETHEL – Pancake Breakfast. St. Anthony’s Church Hall. 8-11 a.m. $8/adults, $5/children under 12. Knights of Columbus fund raiser. Info: Keith Grimes, 802-763-8285.

BROOKFIELD – Souper Supper Fundraiser. Brookfield Old Town Hall. 6 p.m. For a $25 donation, you’ll receive your choice of beautiful glazed pottery soup bowl, your choice of three ladles of soups, bread, and home-made dessert. For $10, you may sample three soups in a paper bowl, with bread and dessert. Purchase extra pottery soup bowls for $15, and extra dessert for $2.50. Take-home soup for $5/pint and $10/quart. Benefits Randolph Area Food Shelf and Brookfield Community Partnership.

DANVILLE – Dead North. Great Vermont Corn Maze. 7 p.m. $25. This years haunt will include a short ride, a mile walk of terror through a haunted cornfield and buildings including animatronics, the mostly live residents of DEAD NORTH and special effects. Not recommended for young children or persons with health concerns.

EAST MONTPELIER – Chicken Pie Lunch and Dinner. Old Meeting House. Chicken Pie and all the fixings served at noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Take-outs available. $12 adults $6 kids under 12. Reservations: 223-6934. Info: www.oldmeetinghouse.org.

GROTON – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival – Groton. Lumberjack Breakfast in the Methodist Church from 7:30-10 a.m. Library book sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and browse in the Peter Paul Historical House anytime during the day. Great Pumpkin weigh-in from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Upper Valley Grill. Annual parade 1:30 p.m. led by the Blue Mountain School Band. Old Fashioned Hymn Sing at the Methodist Church at 8 p.m. to close the day. 61st year of World Famous Chicken Pie Supper! Serving times are 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12/adults, $6/children under 12. Reservations required. Take-out dinners also available by reservation. RSVP: Peter Lyon, 802-584-3020 to both the Chicken Pie Supper and Lumberjack Breakfast.

RANDOLPH – Infant and Child CPR class. Gifford Conference Center (44 South Main, St. 1-4 p.m. Free

STOWE – Annual Stowe Oktoberfest. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Town of Stowe’s event field will be transformed into a Bavarian village, under a traditional tent this year for this annual celebration of the harvest and fall foliage. From Oompah bands to authentic Bavarian foods and freshly brewed Vermont beers to traditional sing-a-longs and dancing, even a silent auction… there’s something for every “villager”… young and old.

WATERBURY – Steel Magnolias. Waterbury Festival House, 2933 Waterbury-Stowe Rd. 7:30 p.m. $15. See description 9/23

Sunday, October 2
ADAMANT – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow…the Fall Foilage Production. Quarry Works Theater, 743 Quarry Rd. 2 and 5 p.m. Free. Reserve tickets by calling 229-6978.

BARRE – 54th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Thunder Road. 1 p.m.

BROOKFIELD – Harvest Market & Apple Picking. Brookfield Old Town Hall. Noon to 3 p.m. Join members of the Floating Bridge Food and Farms Cooperative for a Harvest focused afternoon of eating, and shopping inside Brookfield’s Old Town Hall. You can also enjoy some Apple Picking at Liberty Orchard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CALAIS – Words Out Loud. Old West Church, 758 Old West Church Rd. 3 p.m. Poetry & Parables, Fantasy & Fables. Geof Hewitt and Verandah Porche presenting.

DANVILLE – 14th Annual Autumn on the Green. An award-winning showcase for artisans, crafters, cottage industries and businesses amidst the spectacular views and color of autumn in Danville. Festivities are free, accessible and begin at 10 a.m.

EAST CORINTH – Northeast Slopes NESFEST ‘16. 10397 Rt-25. Live music noon to 7 p.m. Pig roast competition, food vendors, beer garden, fireworks at dusk, free kids bouncy house, face painting, Praxi ski raffle, door prizes, 50/50. Adults/$15, Ages 6-18/$6, 5-under/free. Admission good for $5 off this winter.

HARDWICK – Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns a talk by Dr. Mark Timey of Keene State University in NH. Memorial Building, 2 Church St. 2 p.m. Join us for an apolitical examination into the mythology that surrounds firearms. Without getting into a discussion about what we should or shouldn’t do about the issue of guns, Keene State College Professor Mark Timney’s lecture and discussion will instead examine how our perceptions of firearms have been distorted by media and folklore.

HYDE PARK – Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. monthly jam and meet. VFW, Rte. 15. Noon to 5 p.m. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. Contact: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188

MARSHFIELD – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival – Marshfield. Free Family Friendly Activities: face painting, cider pressing, popcorn popping, arts and crafts, field games, music from local bands and more! Book sale and bake sale. “Chili-Cook-Off” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vote for your best tasting chili and the cook will win a prize! Salads and corn bread will complement the chili ($8 adults and $4 children). Barbeque if you don’t like chili: hamburgers from a local farm, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be for sale. Slide Show: Marshfield “Before and After”. All events will be held at the Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School St. Info: 802-426-3581 or jaquithpubliclibrary@gmail.com

MONTPELIER – Laurie McCammon to speak about her book, Enough. T. W. Wood Gallery. 12:30-2 p.m. Free, donations welcomed. Info: Heather or Marci, 802.661.8959, info@orexchange.org

NORTHFIELD – Flutist Gary Stroutsos live at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 203 South Main St. 7 p.m. Trained as a jazz musician, Gary’s work features American Indian flute melodies and Chinese, Cuban, and American jazz stylings reflective of his diverse musical background. All are welcome and there is no charge for admission. Voluntary cash donations to support St. Mary’s Living Supply Closet will be gratefully accepted.

STOWE – Annual Stowe Oktoberfest. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See description 10/1

Monday, October 3
MONTPELIER – Kitchen Medicine: Ride the Wave of Fall Change, Build Immunity, and Thrive all Winter with Lisa Masé, Harmonized Cookery. VCIH, 252 Main St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20/$18 for members (includes materials fee). During this nourishing, hands-on class, we will learn about the flavors of fall and which foods can support this profound seasonal transition. We will: prepare recipes that help us adapt to the change in seasons, mix anti-biotic spice blends for winter, start a sauerkraut culture, and sample fermented grains. Register at www.vtherbcenter.org; by emailing info@vtherbcenter.org; or by calling 802-224-7100.

Tuesday, October 4
BARRE – RSVP for Harvest Chicken Dinner. Call Call 479-0667 or 479-3440. Dinner on October 8th at 5:30 p.m. St. Monica-St. Michael School, 79 Summer St. Menu includes: Chicken & Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Squash, Coleslaw, Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Pies & Cakes, Beverages. $12/Adults, $6 Children under age 12)

Memoir Writing Workshop. Barre Area Senior Center. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Minimum enrollment: 6; $5 per person. Take a trip down memory lane and write the beginning of your life story for yourself, your family, and your loved ones. We will share our writing and get group feedback, with feedback from group instructor, too!

STOWE – Bike Stowe with GMC. Moderate. 20-25 miles. Moss Glenn Falls to Morrisville and return on Randolph Road. Bring lunch and water or buy lunch in Morrisville. Helmet required. Contact Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

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