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April 20th, 2014

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Monday, April 14

BARRE- Granite Center Garden Club Meeting. Bring a friend, guest speaker. Refreshments to follow. Canadian Club, 6:30pm. Info. 461-5463.

MONTPELIER- LGBTQ Reading and Discussion: Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

Intro to Ecological Design & Permaculture. Experience greater abundance and make a positive impact on the ecosystem, w/Lily Jacobson. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE, 5:30-7:30pm. Pre-reg 223-8000 x202.

PLAINFIELD- Fiction Reading: Justin Torres. BFA Creative Writing Program presents the author of We the Animals. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, FREE, 7:30pm. Info. 454-8311.

WATERBURY- Musical Story Time. With Lesley Grant, for ages 18 months to 4 years. Waterbury Public Library, 10am. Info. 244-7036.

 

Tuesday, April 15

MONTPELIER- Translations from Bark Beetle. Poet and teacher Jody Gladding reads from her new book, joined by David Dillon. A PoemCity 2014 event. Bear Pond Books, 6-8pm.

Old Time Music Session. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.

Living Gluten Free. Nutritionist & health coach Alicia Feltus discusses gluten free benefits and offers great tips and recipes. Hunger Mountain Coop, FREE, 5:30-6:30pm. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

Tai Chi for Beginners. Free introductory session. 1 Granite St., 7:30-9pm. Info. 454-8550.

Community HU Chant. Chanting HU, an ancient name for God, has helped people throughout time find inner peace and divine love. All are welcome, hosted by ECKANKAR. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7-7:30pm.

 

Wednesday, April 16

BARRE- A Tour of Studio Place Arts. An Osher Lifelong Institute program with SPA Executive Director Sue Higby. Studio Place Arts,  $5 for OLLI non-members, 1:30pm. Info. 454-1234.

Start Your Own Business. Workshop hosted by VT Small Business Development Center. Fee includes workbook, access to 20 online courses. Community National Bank, $99, 9am-1pm. www.vtsbdc.org

Open Mike. With host John Lackard. Green Mountain Tavern, 10 Keith Ave., no cover, 9pm. Info. 522-3482.

Family Film Night. Join us for the animated tale, Hotel Transylvania. Aldrich Library, Milne Community Room, 6pm.

Co-op Socials Series: Barre Edition. Highlighting how area coops have contributed to Granite City Grocery’s startup efforts. Comp. appetizers, cash bar. The Quarry, 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP 279-7518.

MARSHFIELD- Song Circle: Community Sing Along. Led by Rich and Laura Atkinson. All ages & abilities welcome, song books provided. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 6:45pm. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Goddard College Faculty Reading. Feat. Wendy Call, Michael Leong, Janet Sylvester, Michael Vizsolyi and Arisa White. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

Public Banking: A Good Fit for Vermont? Panel discussion will explore pros & cons of public banking. Hosted by League of Women Voters of Central VT, all are welcome. State House, room 10, 7-9pm.

Papa GreyBeard Blues. Blues/roots music from Keith Williams and friends. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.

Massage Clinic. Massages by Erika Peterson, for ages 50+. 15-min. chair massages by donation, table massages by sliding scale. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, 11am-3pm. Call 249-4115 for appointment.

Missisquoi River Band. Bluegrass-inspired traditional and original music, part of Farmers’ Night series. State House, FREE, 7:30pm.

Spring Cleanse with Food as Medicine. Renew body, mind & spirit in this workshop with Lisa Mase of Harmonized Cookery. Hunger Mtn Coop, $3 members/$5 non, 5-6pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

WATERBURY- Central VT Adult Basic Education Volunteer Info. Session. Learn about volunteer opportunities. CVABE’s Waterbury Learning Center, 141 So. Main St., 4:30-5:30pm. Info. 476-4588.

American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training. Learn the guidelines & procedures for opening, operating and closing a shelter during a disaster. Waterbury Congregational Church, 5:30-9:30pm.

 

Thursday, April 17

BARRE- Where Does My Money Go? Part of Business Building Workshops series. Central Vermont Community Action Council, 20 Gable Place, FREE, 6-8:30pm. Call Margaret at 477-5214 to register.

Soup & Sandwich Luncheon. Supports Good Samaritan Haven. Barre Unitarian Universalist Church, 11:30am-1:15pm.

Granite City Grocery Breakfast Update. GCG owners, downtown merchants & employees welcome. Pastries, coffee & tea provided by Espresso Bueno. The Quarry, 7:30-8:30am. RSVP to 279-7518.

CALAIS- Borealis Guitar Duo. Irish/Celtic. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7:30pm.

CRAFTSBURY COMMON- The Sharing Economy. Presentation by Christina Goodwin, executive director of Home Share Now Sterling College, Mager Hall, 6:30pm.

MARSHFIELD- Writing and Reading Film Series. April movie to be announced. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 7pm. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Third Thursday Lunch Series: Porches of North America. Presentation by UVM’s Thomas Visser. Bring a bag lunch. Vermont History Museum, FREE, noon. Info. 828-2180.

Dealing with Climate Change. Dr. Alan Betts discusses the climate changes that are happening and the transition we face as a society. A Transition Town Montpelier event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6pm.

VT Studio Center Alumni Poetry Reading. Join Julia Shipley, Hilary Poremski-Beitzel & Kristin Fogdall for a group reading for PoemCity 2014. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 7pm.

My Strange Objects. Montpelier H.S. students under the direction of composer Erik Nielsen & poet Kerrin McCadden perform works created for PoemCity 2014. Sweet Melissa’s, 24 Langdon St., 7pm.

Our Town. LNT opens 2014 season with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award winning classic, feat. a multi-generational cast. Lost Nation Theater, $25-$30, 7pm. Info. 229-0492.

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

Clear Up Your Brain Fog. Trouble thinking clearly some days? Join health coach Kim Sargeant & learn how to improve your brain function. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE, 6-7:30pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

PLAINFIELD- Art Opening. Reception for “Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.” exhibit. Talk at 7pm w/photographer Lovett and  Dr. Sharrow of VT Folklife Ctr. Plainfield Community Center, 5-8pm.

 

Friday, April 18

CALAIS- Bramblewood. Colin McCaffrey, Carol Hausner & Danny Coane. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7:30pm.

MONTPELIER- Spring Migration Bird Walk. Explore NBNC & other local birding hotspots for warblers, vireos, thrushes, more. North Branch Nature Center, $10/free for members, 7-8:30am. 229-6206.

Yoga Storytime. Chrissy from Studio Zenith returns to lead mini yogis and their grownups in playful poses inspired by story and song. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 10:30am.

Create a Biodiverse Garden for Ecological Resilience. Workshop w/Dr. Wendy Sue Harper of Green Mtn College. Spons. by Central VT Master Gardeners. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5, 6:30-8pm. 229-6206.

Brown Bag Poetry: Favorite Poems. Bring your lunch and a favorite poem to share. A PoemCity event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, noon.

So Little Time. The writers of this anthology, Dede Cummings, Ralph Culver, Ellen Bryant Voigt & others, gather for a reading. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6pm.

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

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 8pm. See description 4/17.

CVCOA Help. Sarah Willhoit of CV Council on Aging can answer your questions about health insurance & other senior services. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, 9am-noon. Call 479-4400 for appt.

Rewriting Your Truths Part 2: A Night of Affirmations. Workshop w/certified holistic health coach Sarah Richardson M.Ed, M.S. Hunger Mtn Coop, $2 members/$3 non, 6-7:30pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

WATERBURY- The Science of Sound. Hands-on activities with Kurt Valenta, ages 3-6. Waterbury Public Library, 10am. 244-7036.

WOLCOTT- Lacing Up for Cancer Benefit Indoor Yard Sale & Bake Sale. Wolcott United Methodist Church, Rte 15, 9am-4pm.

 

Saturday, April 19

BERLIN- Annual VT Scholastic Chess Championships. All VT students in grades k-12 are welcome, all abilities. Berlin Elementary, registration 8:30-9:30am, games start 10am.  http://vtchess.info

CALAIS- Bob and the Trubadors. At Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, FREE, starts 7:30pm.

MIDDLESEX- Green Mtn Club History Walk. Easy, 4-6 mile walk along Rte 100B, with some photos of buildings as they existed many years ago. Call 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

MONTPELIER- Braiding History. Join historian and writer Beth Kannell in this workshop weaving Montpelier history & personal history into a poem. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St., 10:30am.

Twitter Poetry. Got 140 characters? Beth Kannell leads this workshop in using the power of Twitter in creating poems. A PoemCity 2014 event. Bagitos Cafe, 26 Main St., 12:30pm.

Photo and Poetry Workshop. Write Mondays hosts Deb Fleishman and Gary Miller host a generative workshop around photography and poetry. A PoemCity 2014 event. Local 64, 5 State St., 1-3pm.

The “Not Too Far From Home” Comedy Tour. Starring comics Aaron David Ward, Deric Harrington & Ray Harrington. Montpelier Elks Lodge, $25, dinner 6pm, show 8pm. Info. 223-2600 x22.

Irish Session, 2-5pm; The Neptunes, 6-8pm. Both at Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 8pm. See description 4/17.

Open Turf Time. Play soccer, frisbee, basketball, baseball and lots more, including indoor driving range. Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center, Gallison Hill Rd., $1, 3:30-5pm. Info. 229-5900.

Pruning Trees. This hands-on workshop with State Lands Forester Dave Wilcox is a perennial favorite. Dress for the outdoors, meet in East Montpelier room. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 10am.

WOLCOTT- Lacing Up for Cancer Benefit Indoor Yard Sale & Bake Sale. Wolcott United Methodist Church, Rte 15, 9am-3pm.

 

Sunday, April 20

MONTPELIER- Ben Kinsley. Acoustic guitar for Sunday brunch. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 7pm. See description 4/17.

 

Monday, April 21

MONTPELIER- Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. Main Street Middle School, 11:30am-5:30pm.

Death and Rebirth: Facing Fear & Finding Hope. Explore the natural cycle of life, death and rebirth from a Buddhist perspective, with Ven. Amy Miller. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6-8pm.

Guided Partner Thai Bodywork. With Lori Flower of Karmic Connection. Come to give and receive with a friend. Hunger Mtn Coop, $8 members/$10 non, 5:30-6:30pm. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

 

Tuesday, April 22

MONTPELIER- Birding By Ear Mini-Course. First session of four-part workshop. North Branch Nature Center, $165 members/$180 non for series, 6-7:30pm. Info./register 229-6206.

Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. National Life, 9am-3pm.

PoemCity Annual Open Reading. This event never fails to draw a lively crowd of local poets. Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., 7pm. Sign-up details at www.bearpondbooks.com

Author Don Mitchell. Reading from his book Flying Blind, about creating a habitat for endangered bats on his Vergennes farm. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 12:45pm.

Earth Day Celebration. Bring old books for book swap, kids gardening table, face painting until 1pm, sample local products, plant walk at noon, prizes and more. Hunger Mountain Coop, 10am-5pm.

Solar Home: Heating & Cooling Info. Session. Learn about basics, financial incentives and more w/Jessica Edgerly Walsh of SunCommon. Hunger Mountain Coop, FREE, 6-7pm. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

 

Wednesday, April 23

BARRE- How the Law Made Vermont. An Osher Lifelong Institute presentation by Paul Gillies, lawyer and writer. Aldrich Library,  $5 for OLLI non-members, 1:30pm. Info. 454-1234.

Open Mike. With host John Lackard. Green Mountain Tavern, 10 Keith Ave., no cover, 9pm. Info. 522-3482.

COLCHESTER- Veterans Benefit Info. Night. For service members & their families. Hosted by Norwich Univ., VSAC & VT National Guard. Camp Johnson, 6-8pm. Info. 485-2712.

MARSHFIELD- Bicycle Maintenance with Ann Miller and Friends. Tune up your bike for spring. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 7pm. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Kitchen Medicine: Spring Rejuvenation. Workshop with Lisa Mase of Harmonized Cookery. VT Center for Integrative Herbalism, $25, 5:30-8:30pm. Pre-register 224-7100.

Winter Ready. Leland Kinsey reads from his newest book, Winter Ready. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

U-32 & Montpelier School Districts Discussion. Legislators seek your input on ways to increase educational opportunities in the face of rising costs and declining enrollment. State House, Room 11, 6-8pm.

WATERBURY- Toy Hacking. Take apart toys and see how they work. Toys and tools provided, for 4th-6th grades. Waterbury Public Library, 10:30am. Pre-register 244-7036.

World Book Night. To promote reading, WPL will give away 20 copies of a new, popular adult fiction novel to light or non-readers only. First come, first served. Waterbury Public Library, starts 6pm.

 

Thursday, April 24

MONTPELIER- Woodcock Watch. We’ll listen and watch for the dramatic courtship flight of the American Woodcock. North Branch Nature Center, $5 members/$8 non, 7:30pm. Info. 229-6206.

PoemCity 2014: Poem in Your Pocket Day. Carry a poem with you to share with co-workers, family, friends & more. Poems distributed at Bear Pond, Global Gifts, Capitol Grounds, Drawing Board, more.

Poem in Your Pocket Storytime Celebration. Enjoy a special poetry storytime and a craft in celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day and PoemCity 2014. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 10:30am.

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams. UVM professor Huck Gutman discusses and shares the work of the modern American poet. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 7pm. See description 4/17.

Parklets Presentation and Technical Meeting. For those interested in learning more about parklets or looking to submit proposals. City Council Chambers, 39 Main St., 7pm. Info. at montpelieralive.org

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

NORTHFIELD- Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. Northfield High School, noon-5:30pm.

RANDOLPH CTR- Red Cross Blood Drive. Please donate. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins also welcome. Vermont Technical College, 11:30am-5pm.

 

Friday, April 25

BARRE- Spring Book Sale. Gently used books & other items for all ages at rock bottom prices. Hosted by Friends of the Aldrich. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Community Room, noon-5pm. Info. 476-7550.

MONTPELIER- Spring Migration Bird Walk. Explore NBNC & other local birding hotspots for warblers, vireos, thrushes, more. North Branch Nature Center, $10/free for members, 7-8:30am. 229-6206.

Brown Bag Poetry: Card Catalog Poetry Writing. Bring your lunch to this group writing session using the library’s retired card catalog as a prompt. A PoemCity 2014 event. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, noon.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 8pm. See description 4/17.

NORTHFIELD- 9th Annual Northfield Art Show. Paintings, fiber arts, photography, pastels & basketry by 20 local artists. Brown Public Library, open noon-9pm, reception 7-9pm.

PLAINFIELD- Artist Reception. With Montpelier artist Barbara Leber. Blinking Light Gallery, 5-7pm. Info. 454-0141.

 

Saturday, April 26

BARRE- Spring Book Sale. Aldrich Library, 10am-3pm. See 4/25.

BERLIN- Walk with Green Mountain Club. Easy, 5 mile walk at Berlin Pond, possible extension to 8 miles according to group preference. Call 249-8849 for meeting time and place.

Cardio Tennis Fundraiser. Benefits Green Mtn United Way, all are welcome. First in Fitness, $20 donation, 1pm. E-mail sbarker@firstinfitness.com to register.

BROOKFIELD- Walkathon for Randolph Area Food Shelf. Walkers, runners and cyclists welcome. Brookfield Elementary, Ridge Rd., registration begins 8am. Info. www.randolphareafoodshelf.org

EAST BETHEL- Annual Ham & Turkey Supper. Grange Hall, $9/$4 kids, 5-7:30pm. Also Variety Show: $5/$3, 8:15pm.

MONTPELIER- Capital City Concerts: Maids in Vermont. This all-girl/all-Vermonter group performs works by Ravel, Martinu, more. Unitarian Church, $10-$25, 7:30pm. www.capitalcityconcerts.com

Capital City Indoor Farmers Market. Locally grown & prepared foods, gifts and more. Last week of the “indoor” market will be outside at the usual summer site. 60 State St., 10am-2pm.

The Nature of Poetry. Bring your favorite nature poem to share or come to listen. Led by poet & nature lover Michelle A.L. Singer, foll. by nature walk & writing. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 10am-noon.

Springtime Family Music Soiree with Summit School. Rollicking family fun featuring music, dancing & wonderful talent of the Summit School for Traditional Music. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 1-2pm.

Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 8pm. See description 4/17.

Open Turf Time. Play soccer, frisbee, basketball, baseball and lots more, including indoor driving range. Central Vermont Memorial Civic Center, Gallison Hill Rd., $1, 3:30-5pm. Info. 229-5900.

NORTHFIELD- 9th Annual Northfield Art Show. Brown Public Library, 10am-6pm. See description 4/25.

PLAINFIELD- 5th Annual Mad Pie Hoedown. Contra dancing and pie auction, benefits Villagebuilding Convergence. Plainfield Community Center, $8-$20 sugg. donation, 7:30pm. Info. 223-1730.

Discover Goddard Day. Learn about low residency degree programs, meet students and faculty, tour campus & have lunch. Goddard College, FREE, 10am-3pm. RSVP at www.goddard.edu/discover

RANDOLPH- Christian Contemporary Concert. Under One Roof Ministry presents a concert for all ages feat. Remnant and Unique Small & The Mended Hearts. Green Mtn Gospel Chapel, FREE, 7pm.

Beat the Band Contest Winners. Feat. Donna Thunder, Coquette, Revibe, TallGrass GetDown & The Folk Rock Project. Audience members vote for a winner. Chandler Music Hall, $12, 7:30pm. 728-6464.

STOWE- Girl in the Room. A play by Vermont author Sarah Jo Willey. Performance benefits Alzherimer’s Association VT chapter. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Ctr, $20 advance/$25 at door, 7:30pm.

 

Sunday, April 27

ELMORE- Pruning 101. Session 1 (1-3pm) on tools/ techniques & apple tree pruning; session 2 (3:15-5:15pm) on pruning fruit trees, blueberries, other bush fruit. Elmore Roots, $10/session. 888-3305.

MONTPELIER- Our Town. Lost Nation Theater, 2pm. See 4/17.

Musicians Against Child Abuse. Russ, Greta & PQ at 4pm; Stehpanie Lynn at 4:30pm; Chad Hollister at 5pm; Bow Thayer at 6pm. Benefits Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, all ages welcome. Held at Sweet Melissa’s, Langdon St., $10 sugg. donation, 4-7pm.

NORTHFIELD- 9th Annual Northfield Art Show. Brown Public Library, noon-4pm. See description 4/25.

WATERBURY- Hike with Green Mountain Club. Moderate, 5-6 miles at Little River State Park. Spring wildflower & history hike. Bring water and lunch. Call 229-9787 for meeting time and place.

 

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