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May 6th, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6
MARSHFIELD – Jaquith Classic Film Series concludes with a showing of the 1957 film Paths of Glory. When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them. Director: Stanley Kubrick. Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou. Film scholar Rick Winston will be introducing the film, and leading a discussion afterwards. 7 p.m. Free

MONTPELIER – Blood Pressure Clinic. SASH will host a blood pressure clinic at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 9 a.m. to noon A nurse will provide blood pressure parameters and healthy lifestyle tips. First come, first serve. This is a volunteer clinic and is free to all who chose to participate. 58 Barre St., 223-2518

Travel Journal Workshop – Join travel enthusiast Liz Snell for a hands-on workshop to create your own personalized memento of your travels or of your daily journey in life! Participants should bring a blank journal or one that you’ve begun and would like to complete. Liz will provide a small travel kit as well as materials for experimenting, including paints, papers, maps, stamps, and more. All skill levels welcomed! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register in the MSAC office (58 Barre St./223-2518) or at The Drawing Board by April 29. $15 MSAC members/$20 public

WATERBURY – Code for Kids: Learn to write computer code using simple programs such as Scratch, Arduino, and Hopscotch. For kids in 4th through 6th grades. 3-4 p.m. Class size is limited, so sign up early! Please call 244-7036 to register your child. Free.

Thursday, May 7
BARRE – Barre Community Blood Drive. Barre City Elementary School. 2:30-7 p.m. One blood donation can save up to three lives.

MONTPELIER – The Role of Proteins In Nutrition and Health with Dr. Gregory Giasson DC, MSACN, MS. Hunger Mountain Coop community room 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn how your body digests and absorbs proteins, the development of food allergies and sensitivities, where to get good proteins in your diet, and how to manage problems associated with protein utilization. Free. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

History Road Walk with Green Mountain Club Easy. 4-6 miles. Along the Winooski River Valley to sites of several commercial buildings and utility plants. There will be pictures to view the buildings as they existed years ago, along with a tour of an operating hydro plant. Contact Manny Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

Friday, May 8
BARRE – Learn more about home sharing! Join us for a free information session at Capstone Community Action from 1-3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome or call ahead to RSVP, Home Share Now 479-8544.

MONTPELIER – Better Health Numerology for Chronic and Recurring Health Issues with Jessica Moseley, Better Health. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about using your personal numerology to strengthen yourself and improve your well-being. This workshop is interactive and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or condition. Free. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Live music at Positive Pie 2 – Gang of Thieves. 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5, 21+, 802-229-0453 | http://www.positivepie.com

WAITSFIELD – Mad River Chorale Cabaret and Silent Auction. Green Mountain Valley School. Doors open 7 p.m. Performance at 8 p.m. $25. Piero Bonamico, the Chorale’s former conductor, has donated this performance as a fund-raiser for the Chorale. The modest ticket price covers Piero’s performance as well as sweet and savory snacks, coffee donated by Keurig Green Mountain, and a cash bar by The Hyde Away. Tickets are available at www.madriverchorale.net, along with further information from Piero as he finalizes the program for the cabaret. To talk to a person about the event, please call 802-496-4781 and leave your number for a call-back.

WATERBURY – Tag & Bake Sale. Waterbury Center Community Church. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will include many treasures, new and slighly used items. Baked goods will also be available. The Church is located next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.

Saturday, May 9
DUXBURY – GMC Work Hike. All abilities. 3-4 miles round trip. Spring walk-thru on the LT to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. Bring lunch. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Meet at MHS at 8 a.m. Leader: Fred Jordan, 223-3935 or trails@gmcmontpelier.org.

EAST MONTPELIER – Plant Sale at TVSC, Route 2, Blueberry Commons. If Mother Nature cooperates, TVSC will be having its annual plant sale, that benefits our seniors at the center. Very reasonable prices. Come buy a plant or two for your Mother. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of free parking, handicapped accessible.

EAST TOPSHAM – Rummage Sale Bag Day. East Topsham Town Hall. 8:30 a.m. to noon.

MONTPELIER – Do It Yourself Mother’s Day Gifts with Tiffany Buongiorne. Not sure what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Join Tiffany for a do it yourself Mother’s Day gift workshop! You will make relaxing homemade bath salts with essential oils and a body scrub. $10 Member-Owners/$12 Non-Members. Held in the Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 1-2:30 p.m. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

TUNBRIDGE – Vermont Lions Charities Walk-a-Thon: A Walk for Sight. Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Walk 1/4 mile, a mile or 10 miles. Heartland Lions Club which serves the towns of Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge will be taking part and looking for your support. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration forms and additional information can be found on the Vermont Lions Charities Facebook page or by e-mail to vt.lions.charities@aol.com

The Cousins Project in a Benefit concert for WFVR-LP/Royalton Community Radio. Tunbridge Town Hall. 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets for $15 can be purchased at the presenter’s website www.mtnfolk.org or at the South Royalton Market. Tickets for $20 will be available at the show when the doors open at 7 p.m.

WAITSFIELD – “Songs for Soul” at Valley Player Theater. 7 p.m. So many times we hear songs and we wonder, “was that written for me?” Or we hear a song that takes you right back to a memory in your life. Join two Vermont artists coming together to share a night of acoustic music. Singer, Jasmine White, and guitarist, Michael Young, have arranged various songs from popular artists to tell the tale of one woman’s life experience for a one-night show. Tickets available online by going to the link: http://jasmine-white–michael-young.ticketleap.com/songsforsoul/ or available at the door the night of the show. Suggested age is 16 and older.

WATERBURY – Tag & Bake Sale. Waterbury Center Community Church. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include many treasures, new and slighly used items. Baked goods will also be available. The Church is located next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill

WOODBURY – Buddha’s Birthday Celebration at Shao Shan Temple. All are welcome. Optional meditation at 1:30 p.m.. Procession and ceremony at 2 p.m., followed by refreshments. No charge to attend. For info: ShaoShanTemple@gmail.org or 456-7091

Sunday, May 10
BRADFORD – Annual Mothers’ Day Pancake Breakfast. Masonic Lodge, 1958 Waits River Rd. 7-10:30 a.m. Pancakes, maple syrup, eggs, breakfast meats, beverages. All you care to eat. By donation. Sponsored by Charily Lodge #43. Information 802-222-4014.

MONTPELIER – Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk. North Branch Nature Center. 1-3 p.m. Fee: $10 adults, $5 kids, free for members. Come join us on a wonderful walk for all ages on this day to honor the beauty that lies within our mothers and our wildflowers. We’ll take a walk through the meadows and woods along the North Branch to view our spring flora.

Monday, May 11
BARRE – Granite Center Garden Club monthly meeting. Barre Congregational Church Upstairs: Topic “The Buzz on Bees”. 6:30 p.m. Refreshments served. Contact: Susan Talmadge – 476-7281

Blood Drive at Barre Elks Lodge. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All blood types urgently needed. Sponsored by Project Independence. For an appointment, log on to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800 RED-CROSS.

MONTPELIER – Green Mountain Youth Symphony Auditions. 3-9 p.m. To schedule an audition call Leah Wilhjelm at 802-888-4470 or email her at leah@gmys-vt.org

WATERBURY – Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant at the Waterbury Public Library. 10 a.m. For ages 18 months – 4 years old

Tuesday, May 12
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info: 476-3637.

CVCOA workshop on Medicare. Turning 65? New to Medicaire? Central Vermont Council on Aging is holding a free workshop about your options. 59 N. Main St. 2nd floor. 3-4:30 p.m. Register: 802-479-0531.

DUXBURY – Duxbury Historical Society meeting. Crossett Brook Middle School cafeteria. 7 p.m. We will elect one (1) trustee position for the remainder of the year to fill a vacancy. Our program will follow. Handicap accessible, open to the public, free. Refreshments will be served. Any questions: please call Donnie Welch at 244-7558

MONTPELIER – Wake Up! Food as Medicine for Spring with Lisa Mase, Harmonized Cookery. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5-6 p.m. As we move through spring and into summer, a green food-based cleanse can support liver renewal, improve energy, and stimulate effective digestion. Learn which foods are in alignment with this season and how to choose the ones that are most healing and nourishing for you. $3 Member-Owners/$5 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Charlie Nardozzi – Books & Garden Talk at Bear Pond Books. 7 p.m. Charlie Nardozzi talks about combining ornamental and edible gardens to create a beautiful, delicious landscape and his new book FOODSCAPING. Info: 802-229-0774

All You Can Eat Pasta/Salad Dinner. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 130 Main St. 5-7 p.m. Adults $10, Children $5. Info: John Poeton 433-1706 OR jpoeton2@aol.com

WAITSFIELD – Fayston Road Walk with GMC. Moderate. 6 miles on Center Fayston Road, Kew Vasseur Road, and Bragg Hill Road. We’ll need to do a car spot. Meet at VT 100 and Pine Road, Waitsfield at 1 p.m. Contact Leader: Steve Lightholder, 479-2304 for details.

Wednesday, May 13
WATERBURY – Code for Kids: Learn to write computer code using simple programs such as Scratch, Arduino, and Hopscotch. For kids in 4th through 6th grades. 3-4 p.m. Class size is limited, so sign up early! Please call 244-7036 to register your child. Free.

WORCESTER – Learn more about home sharing! Join us for a free information session at the Worcester Community Lunch in the Town Hall from 12:00-1:00. Walk-ins welcome or call ahead to RSVP, Home Share Now 479-8544.

Thursday, May 14
RANDOLPH – Vermont Community Development Association Spring Meeting. The Lyons Den & Restaurant. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration $40. Deadline May 7. Professionals from around Vermont will present case studies of housing developments, programs, land use policies and urban design elements that can result in accessible “age-friendly” communities. Hal Cohen, Secretary, Agency of Human Services, is the guest speaker. For more information: 229-9111.

Friday, May 15
MONTPELIER – Drinking about Vermont history! Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. 5:30-8 p.m. Sippin’ suds and imbibing brews! Tasting hors d’oeuvres and drinking about Vermont history. Join us as five Vermont breweries show off their craft at tasting stations around the Vermont History Museum. At 6:45 pm, Author Adam Krakowski will tell us about “Vermont Beer: History of a Brewing Revolution” and at 7:15 pm, cast your bid at a live auction of rare Vermont beer. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are limited, so register early by calling Amanda Gustin at (802) 828-2180 or go online at vermonthistory.org/calendar.

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga with Laura Manfred, Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5:30-7 p.m. This is a combination of practicing yoga and a lecture, but mostly actual practice. Please bring a mat and wear loose clothing. Open to all ages and abilities. $5 Member-Owners/$8 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Learn more about home sharing! Join us for a free information session at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center from 10:30-12:00. Walk-ins welcome or call ahead to RSVP, Home Share Now 479-8544.

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Clothing Drop and Swap at the fire station on Main Street. Drop: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free and open to all! Drop your gently used clothing and linens on Friday and come back Saturday to find some treasures. No rags or soiled items, please. Drop! Swap! Or drop and swap! Call Kristin at 454-1460 for more info

Saturday, May 16
HARDWICK – Onion River Spring Chorus Concert. Hardwick Town House. 7:30 p.m. Admission at the door: $15, $10 for students & seniors, $30 for families. Presenting the first-ever Vermont performances of two baroque masterworks: Jan Zelenka’s Missa Dei Filii and Antonio Lotti’s Dixit Dominus. Directed by Larry Gordon, the performances will feature an orchestra of baroque period instruments, plus vocal soloists Lindsey Warren and Allison Mills.

MONTPELIER – Capital City Concerts presents Five’s the Charm. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 7:30 p.m. New York City violinist Laurie Smukler leads performances of two of the masterpieces of the piano quintet literature, Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 and Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57. Smukler will be joined by Jane Coop-piano, Emily Daggett-Smith-violin, Doris Lederer-viola, Natasha Brofsky-cello, and Karen Kevra-flute. For more information and to charge individual tickets ($15-$25) go to www.capitalcityconcerts.org. Tickets may also be purchased (cash or check only) in person at Bear Pond Books, Montpelier.

MS WALK – Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr. 9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. start. Register at www.walkMSgne.org, call 1-800-344-4867 or email WalkMSgne@nmss.org. Proceeds raised will support cutting-edge MS research and life-changing programs and services for people living with MS.

NORTHFIELD – Chicken Pie Takeout for the Northfield Senior Center Fundraiser. 168 Wall Street. 10 a.m. until gone. Come join us for a chicken pie takeout with coleslaw adn cranberry sauce. There will be a choice of either pumpkin or apple slice of pie. $10. Call to reserve takeout. 485-8112 for more info

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Clothing Drop and Swap at the fire station on Main Street. Swap: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to all! Call Kristin at 454-1460 for more info.

Sunday, May 17
MONTPELIER – Onion River Spring Chorus Concert. Montpelier Unitarian Church. 7 p.m. Admission at the door: $15, $10 for students & seniors, $30 for families. Presenting the first-ever Vermont performances of two baroque masterworks: Jan Zelenka’s Missa Dei Filii and Antonio Lotti’s Dixit Dominus. Directed by Larry Gordon, the performances will feature an orchestra of baroque period instruments, plus vocal soloists Lindsey Warren and Allison Mills.

PLAINFIELD – Dance, Sing, and Jump Around! Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, 18 High Street (Rt. 2). 3-4:30 p.m. There will be a post-dance potluck picnic at the Plainfield Recreation Field. Suggested donation: $5 for adults FREE for kids. Info: merrykays@yahoo.com or lizbenjamin64@gmail.com

WATERBURY – Wildflower Hike with GMC. Moderate. Various distances. The perfect time for early spring wildflowers in Little River State Park. Hike through abandoned hill farms with fine views of Little River Reservoir. Contact Leaders: Cynthia Martin and George Longenecker, 229-9787 for meeting time and place.

Monday, May 18
MONTPELIER – Embodying Leadership with Sarah Lipton, Owner of The Presence Point. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5:30-7 p.m. In this workshop, Sarah will help you explore awareness techniques to engage your experience of embodiment in support of your path of leadership. $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Auditions. 3-9 p.m. To schedule an audition call Leah Wilhjelm at 802-888-4470 or email her at leah@gmys-vt.org

Tuesday, May 19
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info: 476-3637.

MIDDLESEX – Bike Middlesex with GMC. Easy. 12 miles. Montpelier to Middlesex and return. Helmet required. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

MONTPELIER – How Anyone Can Go Solar with Taylor Ralph from SunCommon. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5:30-6:30 p.m. This workshop is about how individuals can go solar at no upfront cost, and a fixed monthly payment that mirrors and replaces their utility bill. We’ll answer all of your questions about how solar works in Vermont, what makes a good solar site, and how federal and utility incentives and SunCommon’s innovative financing programs have finally brought solar within reach of everyone. Free. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

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