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October 24th, 2014

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Monday, October 20

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

EAST MONTPELIER- Blood Pressure Checks & Health Consultations. Presented by SASH, paid for by Medicare. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte 2, FREE, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info. 223-3322.

 

Tuesday, October 21

BARRE- Thinking About Sharing a Living Space? Meet Home Share Now’s new AmeriCorps member and learn all about home sharing. Home Share Now, 105 No. Main St., 5:30 p.m. Info. 479-8544.

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

CVHHH Public Flu Clinic. Please bring your Medicare, BC/BS or MVP card with you. Barre Auditorium, 9-11 a.m. For info. call CVHHH flu hotline at 224-2299 or www.cvhhh.org

Lt. Governor Candidate Forum. Hosted by League of Women Voters. Candidates will speak and answer questions from the audience. Old Labor Hall, FREE, 7-8:30 p.m. Info. 229-4737.

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.

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

MONTPELIER- Government Accountability Committee. Public meeting. State House, Ethan Allen Room, 10:30 a.m. Agenda available at www.leg.state.vt.us/Committee01.cfm

Spiritual Stewardry: Working w/Energetics of Place. Fearn Lickfield shares techniques to assess & respond to the sacred landscape. Hunger Mtn Coop, $5 members/$7 non, 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

Old Time Music Session. “Vermont’s Taylor Swift” plays originals and covers. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Public Hearing on Aerial Hunting. Proposed legislation can be seen at www.vtfishandwildlife.com under “Law Enforcement – Rules and Proposed Rules.” Pavilion Auditorium, 109 State St., 6:30 p.m.

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

WATERBURY- Family Pumpkin Carving and Spooky Tales. Pumpkins supplied, bring your own carving tools. Waterbury Public Library, carving 3 p.m., spooky tales at 4 p.m. Pre-reg. 244-7036.

WILLIAMSTOWN- Board of Trustees Meeting. Public welcome. Ainsworth Public Library, 6 p.m. Info. 433-5887.

 

Wednesday, October 22

BARRE- Looking for Signs of Life in the Cosmos. With Bobby Farlice-Rubio of Fairbanks Museum. Aldrich Library, $5 sugg./free for OLLI members, 1:30 p.m., or bring lunch at 12:30. 454-1234.

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

EAST MONTPELIER- Foot Clinic. Foot care by CVHHH nurses. Bring your own soap, basin, towel and clippers. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte 2, $15. Call 223-1878 for an appointment.

MARSHFIELD- Community Sing-along. Led by Rich and Laura Atkinson. No singing background required, song books provided. Jaquith Public Library, 6:45 p.m. Info. 426-3581.

MONTPELIER- Uncovering the Healthstyles of the Fit and Fabulous. Workshop w/holistic health coach Sarah Richardson, M.Ed, M.S. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE, 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

Herbal Adjuncts in Alcohol Over-use. Workshop with Robin Daylee. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., $12/$10 members, 6-8 p.m. Pre-register at www.vtherbcenter.org

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

Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for an appointment. National Life, 9 a.m.-3p.m.

NORTHFIELD- Solar Heat Workshop. SunCommon covers basics of solar PV & how to heat/cool with heat pumps, plus the “no upfront cost” program. Brown Public Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 882-8181.

RANDOLPH- “Paying for College” Workshop. VSAC helps you plan for how to pay for college and training after high school. Randolph Union High School, FREE, 7 p.m. Info. www.vsac.org

Transportation Board Public Hearing. Seeking comment from young adults about transportation-related decisions that affect where you choose to live & work. VTC, Conant Hall rm 102, 6:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 23

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

Economic Gardening: Growing, Cultivating & Creating Jobs. Fall conference of the VT Community Development Association. Blanchard Block, $40, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Register at 229-9111 by 10/17.

Celebration with Katherine Paterson. The award-winning author will share some of the tales in her newest book, “Stories of My Life.” She will also sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale. Light refreshments. Aldrich Public Library, FREE, 6:30 p.m.

BERLIN- Meeting re: Town Funding of Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Meeting for town residents interested in restoring funding to the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Berlin Town Offices, 7 p.m.

CALAIS- Marc Rogers and Mary Byrne. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MIDDLESEX- Andric Severence. Rockin’ piano jazz for Bacon Thursday. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Cultivating Embodiment and Engaging Creative Process. With Sarah Lipton, contemplative leadership mentor. Hunger Mtn Coop, $10 mbrs/$12 non, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.

Ski & Skate Sale DROP OFF. Drop off your items for Saturday’s sale. Montpelier High School, 4-7 p.m. Info. 225-8699.

Dave Richardson. Poppy folk singer song-writer from Lebanon, N.H. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Jewish Identity in Film. Rick Winston discusses the work of four of the best-known Jewish filmmakers, using clips from several films Kellogg-Hubbard Library, FREE, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info. 279-7518.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. Learn about & experience acupuncture, massage, tai chi & herbalism. Integrative Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 156 Main St., FREE, 5:30-8 p.m.

PLAINFIELD- October. Written & directed by local playwright Tom Blachly, about a couple who run an orchard, and their rebellious daughter who dreams of a life on the stage. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, $15/$12 students & seniors, 7:30 p.m. Info./tix 426-3955.

WATERBURY- Meet the Sanborn Family. The family discuss the challenges & joys of raising a child with Pfeiffer Syndrome. Part of VT Reads “Wonder.” Crossett Brook Middle School library, 6:30 p.m.

 

Friday, October 24

BARRE- Poetry Slam. Hosted by slam master Geof Hewitt. All ages welcome. Pizza and beverages served before the slam at 6 p.m. Aldrich Library, FREE, 6:30 p.m. Info. 433-1706.

BERLIN- Red Cross Blood Drive. Drop in or call 1-800-RED-CROSS for appointment. Central VT Medical Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

CALAIS- Sky Blue Boys. Bluegrass music. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

MIDDLESEX- Rauli Fernandez & Friends. Performing for Latin Friday. Free chocolate for teachers. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m.

MONTPELIER- Intro. to Massage for Couples. A “clothes on” workshop with Laura Manfred, licensed massage therapist. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE/donations, 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.

Gang of Thieves. Funky grooves from this high-energy Burlington-based band. Positive Pie, 10:30 p.m. Info. www.positivepie.com

Ski & Skate Sale DROP OFF. Drop off your items for Saturday’s sale. Montpelier High School, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Info. 225-8699.

Pip Malt. Acoustic country/rock with quirky lyrics and catchy melodies. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 6-8 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Disney Cabaret. Theater students perform the songs of Disney. Face-painting, games & singing for ages 8 & under before the show. U-32 High School, by donation, activities 6:30-7 p.m., show 7:15 p.m.

Fantastic Fall Rummage Sale. Fall and winter clothes and gently used household items. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

MORETOWN- Aladdin Jr. A family-friendly musical featuring more than 20 Harwood Middle School students. Harwood Union School, $5 at the door, 7 p.m.

PLAINFIELD- October. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See description 10/23.

 

Saturday, October 25

BARRE- Barre Farmers Market. Produce, baked goods, meats & more. At VT Granite Museum, Jones Bros. Way, 9 a.m-1 p.m.

Girlfriends in God. Conference to connect women with each other and empower them to live a tenacious faith. Barre Auditorium, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets at www.essexalliance.org/women or 578-3619.

VT Alliance for Retired Americans Conference. Speakers and small group discussions, public welcome. Aldrich Library, $15, registration/coffee starts 9 a.m., conference 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pre-reg. 229-0850.

CALAIS- Red Hot Juba. Whammy Bar, Maple Corner Store, no cover, 7 p.m.

E. HARDWICK- Grow More Nutritious Food. Day 1 of 2-day workshop w/Dan Kittredge of Bionutrient Food Assoc. E. Hardwick Grange, $150/both days, 9:30-4:30. Pre-reg. http://bionutrient.org/workshops

MIDDLESEX- Roarin’ 20s Jazzyaoke. Dress to impress and sing with a live jazz quartet. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m.

Wheels for Warmth Tire Sale. Inspected used tires for sale, to benefit emergency fuel assistance. DuBois Construction, Three Mile Bridge Rd., 7 a.m.-1 p.m. www.wheelsforwarmth.com

MONTPELIER- Capital City Farmers Market. Produce, meats, baked goods, prepared foods, more. 60 State St., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ski & Skate Sale Event. Drop off items to sell on 10/23 or 10/24 (see calendar for times). Volunteers also needed. Montpelier High School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info. 225-8699 or www.montpelierrec.org.

Fall Foliage Family Hike. Hosted by Good Beginnings, upcoming fatherhood series will be announced. Baby carriers available, free raffle. Hubbard Park, FREE, meet at frog pond at 10 a.m. 595-7953.

Irish Session. With Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, & others. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 2-5 p.m. Info. 229-9212.

Pumpkin Carving Contest & Pie Sale. Free pumpkins on site and yummy pies for sale from local community members and restaurants. City Hall, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Champlain Lake Watch. Search the Champlain Valley for ducks, geese, more. Led by North Branch Nature Center, $40 members/$50 non/free for teens, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info./registration 229-6206.

Intro. to Mental Illness and Recovery. Workshop for family, friends, peers & community members, with info. on recovery and resources available in VT. Hosted by NAMI Vermont. Washington Co. Mental Health, Heaton St., FREE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pre-register 800-639-6480.

Fantastic Fall Bag Sale. Fall and winter clothes and gently used household items. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Green Mtn Youth Symphony Playathon Fundraiser. GMYS ensembles rehearse throughout the day. Peter Cressy leads a Eurhythmics demo at 5:15 p.m. Christ Church, State St., donations, 9a.m. – 7 p.m.

MORETOWN- Aladdin Jr. Harwood Union, 4 p.m. See 10/24.

PLAINFIELD- October. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See description 10/23.

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.

STOWE- Work Hike with GMC Montpelier. All abilities, various distances at Smugglers’ Notch, Elephant’s Head and Sterling Pond trails. Meet at Montpelier H.S., 8 a.m. Info. 223-3935.

Go Beer! Sample craft brews, plus a tasting menu prepared by Black Diamond Barbecue. Chat with brewers and view exhibits in the main an east galleries. Helen Day Art Center, $35, 6 p.m. Info. 253-8358.

WATERBURY- Celebration of Donnie Messier. All are welcome to share their memories. Bring appetizer to share. American Legion, Stowe St., doors 5:30 p.m., music starts 7 p.m. aecurrier@gmail.com

WATERBURY CTR- Harvest Supper. Boiled dinner with ham, veggies, rolls, pumpkin or apple pie. Waterbury Grange, 317 Howard Ave., $10/$5 kids 4-12, 5 p.m. RSVP to 244-1192 or 279-6493.

 

Sunday, October 26

BARRE- Vermont Philharmonic Fall Concert. Program titled “Sounds of Italian Opera and More,” feat. Bel Canto award winners and VP Chorus. Barre Opera House, 2 p.m. Info. 476-8188.

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.

MONTPELIER- Eric Friedman & Gretchen Doilon. Folk ballads for brunch. Bagitos Cafe, 28 Main St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 229-9212.

PLAINFIELD- October. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See description 10/23.

ROCHESTER- BigTown Reading Series. Featuring local writers RC Williams and Danny Dover. Refreshments served. BigTown Gallery, 5:30 p.m. Info. 767-9670.

 

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

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.

 

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.

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.

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 with Pat Carstensen. Open to the public. Aldrich Public Library, Milne Room, FREE, 1-3 p.m.

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.

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.

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