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October 24th, 2017

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Wednesday, October 25

Barre

Chamber Business Expo at the Chamber Conference Rooms at Beaulieu Place.5-7PM. Come see what 32 local businesses have to offer while mixing and mingling. For more info & to register, visit centralvt.org.

The Reformation at 500 Years at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, 79 Summer St. 6:45PM. October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. To remember this anniversary, Fr. Peter O’Leary and Pastor Carl Hilton VanOsdall will be hosting two dialogue conversations to deepen understanding of the Reformation while furthering our understanding of Catholic and Protestant faith and practices in 2017.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Program: The Granite Cutters’ Story: A History of Vermont’s 200 Year Old Granite Industry at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St. 1:30PM. Scott A. McLaughlin, the Director of the Vermont Granite Museum, will outline a tale of hope and loss, of the eager immigrants whose dreams shaped our nation’s cemeteries, parks and public architecture. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others.

Montpelier

Introduction to Chi Running with Sarah Richardson, Chi Running Instructor at Hunger Mountain Coop. For beginner and experienced walkers or runners who want to improve their technique. Free. 6:00-7:30pm. For more info, email info@hungermountain.coop.

Waterbury

Joseph Citro, an award-winning writer, will share weird Vermont lore and New England oddities at the St. Leo Hall, 109 S. Main St. 7PM. This event is presented by the Waterbury Historical Society and is free & open to the public.

Thursday, October 26

Barre

Bruce Blokland, Pay Data, Payroll Service & Amy Chamberlin, Merchant Services Rep to talk at CAPSTONE Community Action, 20 Gable Place. This event is part of the Micro Business Development Program’s Business Building Blocks Networking Workshops. For more info, and to register, visit www.capstonevt.org.

Brookfield

American Idol’s Phil Stacey in Concert at the Ridge, 2252 N. Ridge Rd. 7PM. For more info, visit ridgevt.org.

Calais

Kava Express (Dance/funk) at the Whammy Bar, 41 W. County Rd. Call 229-4329 for more info.

Montpelier

Growing a Poem from Idea to Literary Art with Rick Agran at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 6:30PM. Find words to imagine, invent, narrate, and captivate. This is the second event in a three-part series: Writing Your “PoemCity” poem. This workshop is free, but please register at the adult circulation desk by calling 223-3338.

Waterbury

Geof Hewitt Lead Dramatic Reading of Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson in the Municipal Building’s Steele Room. 6:30PM. For more information, call the Waterbury Public Library at 244-7036 and ask for Judi.

Friday October 27

Calais

Vt Bluegrass Pioneers (Dan Lindner, Willy Lindner, Danny Coane, Bluegrass) at the Whammy Bar, 41 W. County Rd. Call 229-4329 for more info.

Montpelier

The House Band Halloween at Positive Pie, 22 State Street. Rock & Roll. $5.00. Come celebrate Halloween with an all-star cast of Central Vermont’s finest musicians! Costumes encouraged! 10PM.

Touring Kenya: A Slide Lecture by Annie Tiberio Cameron at the North Branch Nature Center. 7PM. Join Annie for a slide-illustrated talk about the land and people of Kenya, its history, geography, and wildlife, from the coastal city of Malindi to Masaai Mara National Preserve. Suitable for all ages. For more info, call 229-6206, or visit www.NorthBranchNatureCenter.org.

UCM Fall/Winter Rummage Sale at the United Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street. 9AM-6PM. Annual sale features warm clothes and household goods. Get ready for the cold.BAG Sale: Saturday, October 28 ~ 9AM to 1PM. Contact: Janet for more info at 433-1706.

Northfield

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art’s Free Lecture Series presents designer and artist Johnny Swing in the Chaplin Hall Gallery, 158 Harmon Drive. 4PM. Johnny Swing’s work will also be on display during the week of Oct. 23. Free and open to the public. For more info, visit http://profschools.norwich.edu/architectureart/.

Randolph

Jon Gailmor presents “Be Who You Are: A Concert for Kids” in Chandler’s Main Hall. 10AM. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Jon Gailmor presents a special daytime concert for area schoolchildren. Reserved seating, $7. For tickets, call 728-6464 or email outreach@chandler-arts.org.

Saturday, October 28

Bolton Valley

Bolton Valley Ski Area Job Fair at Bailey’s Restaurant, located in the resort’s main base. 10AM-2PM. Department managers will be on hand for immediate interviews. More than 200 seasonal, full-time and volunteer jobs are available this coming winter. For more info, visit boltonvalley.com.

Brookfield

Families Halloween Party and Potluck Supper at Brookfield Old Town Hall. 5PM. Goblins, superheroes, princesses, and wild animals convene to share supper, play pumpkin-themed games, parade in their costumes, and enjoy a not-too-spooky Halloween story, followed by the classic film “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

Calais

Claire Bern and Ted Looby at the Whammy Bar, 41 W. County Rd. Call 229-4329 for more info.

Montpelier

Downsizing Group Meeting at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Interested in downsizing from their large home to a smaller one? 10:30AM-noon. Survey results, info on local housing projects, homeshare info, affordable housing, etc will be discussed.

Lost Nation Theater’s Poe Spooktacular at the Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St. Doors open at 8PM. Enjoy music, spirits, food, a petrifying Poe performance, dancing, and a costume contest! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more info and tickets, call 229-0492 or go to lostnationtheater.org.

Norwich

“Almost-Halloween Contradance” at Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Regular dance starts at 8. Newcomers at 7:45 for walk-through. Wear your (“danceable”) costumes! Live music by “Atlantic Crossing.” No partner or experience necessary. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to preserve the floor. $10/person, $6/students, under 16 free! Pot-luck snacks at the break Đ please bring something to share! More info at uvdm.org.

Richmond

The 4th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin at the Camels Hump Middle School, 173 School Street. Plenty of flying pumpkins, games and other family fun. Free.11AM-2PM. Activities include pumpkin launching, face painting, crafts and games for kids, pumpkin painting, and raffles.

South Woodbury

Chicken Pie/Biscuit Dinner at the Calais Woodbury United Church, Rte. 14. 5:30PM-7PM. $8/person. 5 and under, free. No Reservations required. For more info, call the church as 232-1013.

Sunday, October 29

Barre

Saint Monica’s Super Bingo, 79 Summer Street. Over $10,000 in cash & prizes! $25 for 12 cards, extra cards: 3 for $5. Door open at 10AM. Meals, snacks, beverages available. Electronic flashboards, televisions & verifier. $20 min. payoff in regular games. For reservations, call 223-6623 or 476-5015 (8AM-4PM). All proceeds to benefit St. Monica-St. Michael School.

The Reformation at 500 Years at the First Presbyterian Church, 19 S. Seminary St. 2PM. October 31 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. To remember this anniversary, Fr. Peter O’Leary and Pastor Carl Hilton VanOsdall will be hosting two dialogue conversations.

Montpelier

Appreciative Living Learning Circles at the Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street. Here you will learn short and easy exercises that will change the way you see the world and help you become more positive, resilient, and joyful. Discussion based on Jackie Kelm’s book Appreciative Living: The principles of Appreciative Inquiry in daily life (provided). 7PM-8:30PM. Call 223-2518 to register.

Plainfield

Dance, Sing, and Jump Around! A Halloween Dance at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House! This is a family dance for all ages. All dances taught and called by Liz Benjamin and friends. 3-4:30 PM. Free for children & suggested donation: $5 per adult. NO ONE turned away! Wear a costume you will be comfortable dancing in, or that you can shed. For more info, visit http://dancesingandjumparound.weebly.com.

Waterbury

The Children’s Room Annual Halloween Party at The Thatcher Brook Primary School Gym at 47 Stowe St. 3PM-5PM. We will be showing off our costumes in Waterbury. This non-scary alternative for our very young is a great way to celebrate this fall tradition. Music, games, snacks, and of course our “Annual Costume Fashion Show.” Free. Everyone is invited to bring a healthy snack or dessert to share. For more info, visit www.childrensroomonline.org

Tuesday, October 31

Randolph

The Chronic Pain Self-management Program workshop Starts. For people who have been living with chronic pain. Classes will meet once a week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Randolph Senior Center, 6 Hale Street, Randolph Vermont. Free. To register or for more information call 802-728-7714.

Wednesday, November 1

Bolton Valley

Bolton Valley Ski Area Job Fair at Bailey’s Restaurant, located in the resort’s main base area just beneath the clock tower. 10AM-2PM. Department managers will be on hand for immediate interviews. More than 200 seasonal, full-time and volunteer jobs are available at Bolton Valley ski area this coming winter. For more info, visit boltonvalley.com.

E. Montpelier

Open House for Orchard Valley Waldorf School. 8:30AM-10:30AM. Join us for an introductory visit to the OVWS grades school on our E. Montpelier campus, 2290 VT-14. Campus tour and Q&A time during each. Contact enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon, Tuesday, October 31 for November 1.

Montpelier

Christmas in November Sale at the Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street. 10AM-4PM. Come join us as we celebrate our 8th year of operations at the Thrift Store! If you have any questions, please call (802) 229-9155.

Translating Homer and the Art of Writing at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. 7PM. Caroline Alexander, author of The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Expedition and translator of a new edition of Homer’s Iliad, will examine the challenges and pleasures of translating great literature. Part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Lecture Series, this event is free and open to the public. For more info, contact Ryan Newswanger at 262-1354.

John Lackard Blues Jam at Charlie O’s World Famous, 70 Main St. 8:00PM. For more info, call 223-6820.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Program: Shakespeare in Prison at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30PM. Professor and Literary Critic Ilan Stavans will discuss teaching Shakespeare’s Hamlet in correctional facilities, and will share insights on revenge, freedom and redemption that his classes have explored in this play. Free to OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others.

Norwich

Rowing Against Wind and Tide: The Journals and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh at the Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church St. 7PM. Author Reeve Lindbergh discusses collecting four decades of her mother’s previously unpublished diaries and lettersŃshedding light on her mother’s marriage to Charles Lindbergh and her take on world events. For more info, contact Lucinda Walk at 649-1184.

Thursday, November 2

Barre

Telling Your Business Story. Marketing on a Shoe String. How to get the word out about your business. This event is part of the Micro Business Development Program’s Business Building Blocks Networking Workshops. It will take place at CAPSTONE Community Action, 20 Gable Place. For more info, and to register, visit www.capstonevt.org.

Montpelier

Christmas in November Sale at the Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street. 10AM-4PM. Come join us as we celebrate our 8th year of operations at the Thrift Store! If you have any questions, please call (802) 229-9155.

Northfield

Charlie Nardozzi at the Brown Public Library, 93 S. Main St. 7PM. Charlie Nardozzi will discuss foodscaping and looking ahead to garden edibles in the Spring. This evening is being sponsored by the Friends of the Brown Public Library and the Northfield Savings Bank. All are welcome to attend. For more info, call 485-4621.

Plainfield

THE IDIOT’S TALE, a play by Vermont playwright Tom Blachly, at the PLAINFIELD TOWN HALL OPERA HOUSE, 15 High Street (US Route 2), in Plainfield Village. 7:30PM. Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 students & seniors. An aging actor living in a nursing home deludes himself into thinking he is performing on stage before an audience. For more info and tickets, please call 229-5290 or email blachly@together.net.

Friday, November 3

Montpelier

Christmas in November Sale at the Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street. 10AM-4PM. Come join us as we celebrate our 8th year of operations at the Thrift Store! If you have any questions, please call (802) 229-9155.

Folk Music & Storytelling at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St. 7PM. Join the Center for Arts and Learning for an evening of folk music and storytelling featuring beloved local musicians Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey, and renowned storyteller Willem Lange. The fundraising event to support CAL and its member organizations will also include a silent auction for small 6X6 canvases turned into unique works of art by more than a dozen local artists. Advance tickets available after at Bear Pond Books, Bagitos Cafe and Capitol Stationers or at the door! For more info, visit www.cal-vt.org.

Simply Crafts at the National Life Building, 1 National Life Dr. 4:30PM- 7:30PM. Celebrating 37 years! Come and join the fun, support your neighbors and buy Vermont made products. Food & beverages available in the cafe.

Morrisville

Annual Fall Fundraiser, Viva Las Artes at River Arts. 6PM. This year will feature all things “green” – recycled treasures, local products, services and an array of eco-friendly items, not to mention a delicious meal and live auction. This is a special evening that brings our supportive friends and partners together to celebrate and support local art. Call 888-1261 to purchase your tickets today!

Plainfield

THE IDIOT’S TALE, a play by Vermont playwright Tom Blachly, at the PLAINFIELD TOWN HALL OPERA HOUSE, 15 High Street (US Route 2), in Plainfield Village. See Thursday, November 2 listing for details.

Randolph

Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quinteto at the Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 7:30PM. A native of the S. Bronx, trumpet master Ray Vega is one of the great innovators on the international jazz and Latin music scenes. Ray presents an energetic program that mixes original compositions and standards, combining elements of jazz with modern, funky, urban grooves, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian rhythms. Tickets are $22 in advance, $24 at the door. For more info and tix, call 728-6464 or visit www.chandler-arts.org.

Saturday, November 4

Barre

Annual Winter Warm-Up Event, presented by the Barre Evangelical Free Church & Connecting Hope, at the Barre Old Labor Hall. Free winter clothing- new and gently used coats, jackets, hats. Mittens, gloves, boots, and blankets. 10AM-2PM. Call Barbara McMahon for more info at 476-7002.

Spaulding High School Travel Auction in the Spaulding High School Cafeteria, 155 Ayers Street. Item viewing at 9:30AM, auction begins at 10AM. Silent auction 9:30AM-11AM. Lots of gift certificates. Wonderful donations from local businesses, ski & golf passes, Disney passes, restaurant gift certificates, and more. Handicap accessible, food concession. For more info, call 476-4811 or email kmarishs@u61.net.

Craftsbury

Spencer Lewis with Guest Eric Graham at the Music Box, 147 Creek Rd. 7PM. Spencer Lewis will perform his signature combo of reflective instrumental folk grooves and his own singer-songwriter folk that rocks from his latest release. Eric Graham from the group Haywire, plays both fretless and fretted electric bass and adds another dimension to Lewis’ instrumentals and impromptu passages. More info, visit www.themusicboxvt.org or call 586-7533.

Montpelier

People’s Health & Wellness Clinic’s First Annual Fitness Festival at the U-32 High School gym. 9AM-noon. This fundraising event will feature dance fitness such as Zumba & Jazzercise. $20/session, $35/two sessions (Zumba AND Jazzercise). Pre-registration encouraged. For more info, visit phwcvt.org.

Christmas in November Sale at the Trinity Community Thrift Store, 137 Main Street. 10AM-4PM. Come join us as we celebrate our 8th year of operations at the Thrift Store! If you have any questions, please call (802) 229-9155.

Simply Crafts at the National Life Building, 1 National Life Dr. 9AM- 3PM. Celebrating 37 years! Come and join the fun, support your neighbors and buy Vermont made products. Food & beverages available in the cafe.

Northfield

Rock Band Night with Mirage at Northfield’s American Legion Post 63. 8:00PM to Midnight. Open to the public. (21 & up) $8.00 cover.

Plainfield

THE IDIOT’S TALE, a play by Vermont playwright Tom Blachly, at the PLAINFIELD TOWN HALL OPERA HOUSE, 15 High Street (US Route 2), in Plainfield Village. See Thursday, November 2 listing for details.

Open Auditions for the Plainfield Little Theatre’s Production of MACBETH at the Plainfield Community Center, above the Co-op, at 153 Main Street. 1PM-5PM. The production will be directed by Tom Blachly. You may prepare a short audition piece. You may also be called on to read a monologue or scene(s) from the play. The play will be performed at the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House, in Plainfield, on March 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2018, at 7PM. For more infor, call 802-229-5290.

Randolph

Me2/Orchestra at the Chandler Music Hall, 71-71 Main St. 6:30PM. As part of their “Celebrating Creativity in Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery” events, Clara Martin Center will host the fabulous Me2/ Orchestra. Founded in Burlington, the Me2/Orchestra is the only classical music organization in the world for musicians with mental illnesses and those who support them. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more info & tix, call 728-6464 or visit www.chandler-arts.org.

Sharon

Classicopia’s “BLOWIN’ in the WINDS” at the Seven Stars Arts Center, 5126 VT-14. 7:30PM. This concert features some wonderful trios by French composers for oboe, bassoon, and piano. There will be music by two well-known composers, Francis Poulenc and Georges Bizet, as well as some great works by a few lesser-known figures, including female composer Marie de Grandval and Theophile-Casimir Lalliet. Tickets are $20, members are $15, children 18 & under, free. Tickets at the door, however space is limited and reserving a ticket is recommended at www.sevenstarsarts.org/events.html

Thetford

Roast Beef Supper at the Thetford Center Community Building, Rte. 113, Thetford Center. Seatings at 4:30PM & 5:30PM. Take-out available at 4PM. Join Chef Mike Pomeroy & Asst. Chef Kevin Brown for roast beef, mashed potatoes, squash, coleslaw, rolls, pickles, homemade pies, & beverages. Served family style. $12/person, $6/under 12. Reservations recommended by calling 785-2041.

Sunday, November 5

Burlington

Veterans’ Town Hall: a Special Town Hall Event for Veterans and Members of the Community in the Contois Auditorium, Burlington City Hall, 149 Church St. 1PM. Free. All are welcome. For more info, visit: btvvetstownhall.eventbrite.com or email btvvetstownhall@gmail.com.

Montpelier

Mirth and Mystery: A Nordic Piano Trio Program at the Unitarian Church, 130 Main St. 3PM. The Stellaria Trio kicks off its 2017-18 season with a spotlight on works by Finnish, Norwegian, and Danish composers. Violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Claire Black present the ‘Lovisa’ Trio of Jean Sibelius, Edvard Grieg’s Andante con moto, and Piano Trio in F Minor by Peter E. Lange-Mźller. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Morrisville

Northeast Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam & Meet at the VFW, Pleasant Street. Noon-5PM. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food, shelf donations welcomed. For more info, contact Bill Cameron at 431-3901.

Northfield

Breakfast Buffet at the Northfield American Legion, 48 Depot Sq. 8-11AM. Eggs & omelets made to order, chipped beef on toast, pancakes, French toast, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, home fries, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, cash bar available after 10AM, specials on Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. Open to the public. $9/adults, $4/children under 10.

Randolph

The Gibson Brothers at Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 2PM. Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers dig deep into time-honored themes of the farm, family, and rural life. Tickets are $23 advance, $25 at the door. For more info, call 728-6464 or visit www.chandler-arts.org.

Monday, November 6

Royalton

The Spousal Support and Maintenance Task Force’s Public Hearing in the Debevoise Hall, Building 4, in the Nina Thomas Classroom, at the Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea St. 5:30PM. Members of the public interested in testifying may sign up no sooner than 30 minutes prior. Each person will have 5 minutes. The hearing will adjourn at 7:00PM.

Tuesday, November 7

Plainfield

“The Social Black Bear, What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human” by Ben Kilham at the Haybarn Theater (Goddard College). 7PM. This is the fourth natural sciences event collaboratively produced by the Marshfield and Plainfield Conservation Commissions, the Jaquith Public Library, the Cutler Memorial Library, and Goddard College. Donations at the door will help fund the next collaboratively-produced naturalist event; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Loona Brogan at the Cutler Memorial Library: (802) 454-8504 or info@cutlerlibrary.org.

Waterbury

Stress, the Hidden Attacker, with Cathy Dodge, Certified Nutritional Herbalist at the Waterbury Public Library, 28 N. Main St. 6:30PM-8PM. Stress can contribute to disease and physical decline more than most people understand. Join Cathy Dodge, Certified Nutritional for an evening of “stress-free” info. This event is free but if you are interested in a “make and take,” $5.00 will cover the cost of materials. Call the library at 244-7036 to register.

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