Wednesday, November 26
MONTPELIER- Pre-Thanksgiving Shake Off Cardio & Strength Conditioning. Zenith Studio, 50 Main St. Drop-in friendly. Shower available. Info: email@example.com.
Thursday, November 27
BARRE- 12th Annual Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run. Barre Town Municipal Building, $15/free for ages 10 & under, 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at www.barrecongregational.org or 476-3065.
MONTPELIER- 42nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. All are welcome, delivery avail. for the homebound. Bethany Church, FREE, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 229-9151 to volunteer/schedule delivery.
Thanksgiving Give Thanks Yoga (Vinyasa based). Zenith Studio,
50 Main St. Drop-in friendly. Shower available. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORTHFIELD- Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Open to the public. American Legion Post 63, FREE, 1 p.m.
Friday, November 28
BARRE- Black Friday BBQ. Free dinner at Project Independence, 81 N. Main. Sittings: Noon & 2 p.m. Need a ride? Call 476-3630.
MIDDLESEX- Rauli Fernandez & Friends. Rocksteady and jazz for Latin Friday. Nutty Steph’s, 7-10 p.m. Info. 229-2090.
MONTPELIER- Refreshing Vinyasa Yoga. Contemporay Dance and Fitness Studio, 18 Langdon St, 3rd floor. Drop-in friendly. Info: email@example.com or 229-4676.
Saturday, November 29
BARRE- Try Hockey for Free/Learn to Skate Clinic. Local youth ages 4-9 welcome to learn basic skills in a fun, safe environment. Barre BOR, starts 7:45 a.m. Info./reg. www.TryHockeyForFree.com
MIDDLESEX- Dance off the Turkey. Hip hop and cheesy pop with DJ ACE. Nutty Steph’s, 8 p.m. – close. Info. 229-2090.
MONTPELIER- Star of the Sea Medieval & Renaissance Muis for the Season of Darkness & Light. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., 7:00 p.m., sugg. donation $15 at the door. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 373-7597.
Original Soft Jazz Compositions on Guitar and Brush Drum with Stephen Morabito and Art Hertutta. 7:30 p.m., North Branch Cafe, 41 State St. Info: 552-8105.
Sweet Surrender Yoga (Vinyasa based). Zenith Studio, 50 Main St. Drop-in friendly. Info: email@example.com.
MORRISVILLE- John Lackard Blues Band. Authentic, danceable, rockin’ blues. Moog’s Place, 97 Portland St. 9:00 p.m. No cover charge.
PLAINFIELD- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RANDOLPH- The Hobbit. No Strings Marionette Company present their version of Tolkien’s world of imagination and adventure. Chandler Music Hall, $6 all seats, 7:30 p.m. Info. 728-6464.
WILLIAMSTOWN- Christmas Craft Bazaar. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Route 14 beside Pump & Pantry. Info: 477-2122 or email@example.com.
Sunday, November 30
EAST MONTPELIER- Pot Roast Dinner – take out or eat in. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, Blueberry Hill Commons (next to Plainfield Hardware). $10 per person. 4pm-6pm. Reservations 223-6954.
BARRE- Montpelier Antiques Market. Up to 24 dealers offer furniture, primitives, books & more. Canadian Club, Rte 14, $2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $5 early buyers at 8 a.m. www.montpelierantiquesmarket.com
WATERBURY- Flea Market. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. American Legion, Post #59. Snack bar. Vendors, reserve your tables now ($15 per table or 2/$25). Info: 244-8144.
WILLIAMSTOWN- Christmas Craft Bazaar. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Route 14 beside Pump & Pantry. Info: 477-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 2
BERLIN- Waterbury Community Band. Woodridge Nursing Home, 6:30 p.m.
MONTPELIER- Winter Wildlife Tracking. Learn to identify tracks and track patterns with biologist John Jose. Hunger Mountain Coop, $10 members/$12 non/$5 kids, 6-7 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.
Folk Medicine for Winter Health with Herbalist Sandra Lory. Part of the North Branch Cafe’s Lunch and Learn series. 41 State Street. Free. Seating is limited so reserve your space today by calling 552-8105.
NORTHFIELD- Free Jazz Concert – Macedonia jazz guitarist Vladimar Cetkar and friends. 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Dole Auditorium, Webb Hall, Norwich University.
WATERBURY- Musical Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Play & sing along with songtress and musician Lesley Grant. For ages 18 months to 4 years old. Waterbury Public Library. Info: 244-7036.
Wednesday, December 3
BARRE- Strong Women of the World. A Senior Day program with Anita Ristau. Aldrich Public Library, FREE, 1:30 p.m. 476-7550.
EAST MONTPELIER- Foot Clinic. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rt. 2, Blueberry Hill Commons (next to Plainfield Hardware). Bring clippers, basin, towel, lotion and foot soak soap. Fee. Call CVHHH 223-1878 for morning appointment.
MARSHFIELD- Classic Movie Night. 1979 Monty Python film, with discussion led by Rick Winston & Tom Blachly. Jaquith Public Library, FREE, 7 p.m. Info. 426-3581 or www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org
MONTPELIER- Movies About Movies. Rick Winston shares clips about the film-making process. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, $5 sugg./free OLLI members, 1:30 p.m., or bring lunch 12:30. 454-1234.
A Diet to Optimize Our Vital Functions. Workshop with Sila Rood. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St., $12/$10 members, 6-8 p.m. Pre-register at www.vtherbcenter.org
Osher (OLLI) Film Series. Rick Winston shows “Movies about movies: scenes from classic films that demystify the film-making process.” Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 1:30 p.m. Free to Osher members, nominal donation for others.
Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Lecture Series. “Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey,” by Richard Blanco. Unitarinan Church, 7:00 p.m. Info: 262-2626 or info@vermont humani-ties.org.
RANDOLPH- Ties To The Land. Guide the future of your land and planning workshop for landowners, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., registration begins 8:30 a.m., at Langevin House, Vermont Technical College. Info: Ver-mont Woodlands Association 747-7900 or email@example.com or www.vermontwoodlands.org. Workshop sponsored by VWA and University of Vermont Extension.
Thursday, December 4
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.
Wine Chat. 6:00-7:00 p.m. North Branch Cafe, 41 State Street. $12 includes wine. Reservations recommended, 552-8105.
RANDOLPH CENTER- American Red Cross Blood Drive. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Vermont Technical College.Info: redcross.org.
Friday, December 5
MARSHFIELD- Art & Author Night: Celebrating the Dishtowel. Weaving by the staff and students of the Marshfield School of Weaving, and stories & songs with Norman Kennedy. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Refreshments. Jaquith Public Library. Info. 426-3581 or www.jaquithpubliclibrary.org
MONTPELIER- Handel’s Messiah. Vermont Philharmonic’s annual holiday performance. St. Augustine’s Church, 7:30 p.m. Info. www.vermontphilharmonic.org
Intro. to Kundalini Yoga. Hear a brief introduction and learn some basics from teacher Laura Manfred. All ages/abilities. Hunger Mtn Coop, FREE/donations, 6-7:30 p.m. Pre-register 223-8000 x202.
Full Moon Snowshoe Hike. Activities highlight how wildlife survive the long nights of winter. Snowshoes & hot chocolate provided. North Branch Nature Center, $5 members/$10 non-members, 7-8:30 p.m.
RANDOLPH- The Party Crashers. Central Vermont band blends funk, soul, R&B and rock. Ticket includes one drink from cash bar. Chandler Upper Gallery, $19/$35 for two, 7:30 p.m. Info. 728-6464.
STOWE- Slope Style Fashion On Snow Exhibit at Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum. Opening party 7-9 p.m. with prizes. Light hors d’oeuvres and cashbar. Donation. Info: www.vtssm.com/exhibits. (Exhibit runs through October 2015).
Saturday, December 6
BARRE- Spirit of the Season Sale. Project Independence, 81 N. Main, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 476-3630.
Holiday Party for Special Needs Children (up to age 21) and their families at Washington County Mental Health Children, Youth and Family Services building at 579 South Barre Road. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.Santa, pizza, cookies, games, presents, prizes & activities for the whole family. Info & RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 476-8994.
HYDE PARK- Community Breakfast. 8:00-9:30 a.m. No fee, donations accepted. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, fellowship. Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park.
39th Annual North Country Christmas Craft Show 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Hosted by the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park. Local crafters, wreaths, yummy goodies for sale, Santa will be roaming around, too! Come and visit the BEST crafts show in the area…many imitate, few succeed.
MONTPELIER- Healthstyle for the Holidays. Holistic health coach Sarah Richardson shares tips for a stress-free holiday season. Hunger Mountain Coop, FREE, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pre-reg. 223-8000 x202.
Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Winter Concert. 7:00 p.m., College Hall Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 East Street. General adm. $15, Seniors/students $12, Age 12 & under are free. Info and reservations: 229-4191 or email@example.com.
Free Skating for dads, grandfathers, uncles, stepdads and other male role models, 4:00-5:15 p.m. at Montpelier Civic Center. Sponsored by Good Beginnings. Refreshments & a giveaway. Reserve: text “skate” to 505-1436 or give us a call 595-7953.
SO. ROYALTON – So. Royalton Senior Center Annual Christmas Craft ale. The Royalton Academy Building, Rt. 14, Royalton. 9-2pm. Raffle. Lunch 11-1pm.
SO. WOODBURY – Bluegrass Gospel Concert, 6:30pm. “Gospel Goat Roapers” Calais Woodbury United Church, Rt. 14, So. Woodbury. Free or free with offering to help fuel for church. Refreshments 371-7969 or (church) 232-1013.
WATERBURY- Public Meeting on Draft Water Quality Certification re: Waterbury Reservoir. Crossett Brook Middle School, Rte 100, 1-3 p.m. Info. www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/ or 828-1556.
Holiday Stroll Stories & Craft. 10:00 a.m. Drop by before or after the annual Holiday Stroll through Waterbury to hear holiday stories and create a holiday-inspired craft. For children in Kindergarten through 4th Grade. Waterbury Public Library. Info: 244-7036.
WEST FAIRLEE- Annual Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. West Fairlee Church, 954 Rt. 113. Christmas gifts of all sorts and crafts and food vendors needed. Lunch offered. Info: Bonnie Cray 333-9655 or Church 333-4748.
WILLIAMSTOWN- Endowment Fund Holiday Craft Fair. Williamstown Middle High School, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friends of Ainsworth Public Library will be selling raffle tickets for a Kindle WiFi and Ladder 1 Res-taurant gift certificate. Info: 433-5887 or http://bit.ly/FofAPL
Sunday, December 7
BARRE- Handel’s Messiah. Vermont Philharmonic’s annual holiday performance. Barre Opera House, 2 p.m. Info. 476-8188 or www.vermontphilharmonic.org.
BERLIN – Book Signing. Author Donna D. Perry, Hailey’s Dream. CD Signing Singer Keeghan Nolan’s signing her new release Countrified. Florence’s Gifts, Berlin Mall. 1-5pm.
MONTPELIER- Skating with Good Beginnings. All dads, grandfathers, uncles, stepdads & other male role models welcome to bring your kids for free skating, refreshments and giveaways. Montpelier Civic Cen-ter, FREE, 4-5:15 p.m. RSVP to 595-7953.
Snowshoe/Hike Woodstock with Green Mtn Club. MOderate, 7.6 mies to Winturi Shelter via Appalachian Trail. Meet at Montpelier High School. Call 249-0520 for meeting time.
RANDOLPH- Black Narcissus. Part of Chandler Film Society series, with commentary by Rick Winston. Chandler Upper Gallery, $6 members/$9 non-members, doors 5:15 p.m., film 6 p.m. Info. 728-6464.
STOWE- Vermont Holiday Treasures. VT’s own 40th Army Band perform holiday favorites, w/Rusty Dewees as guest musician & narrator. Stowe Mtn Resort, Spruce Camp Base Lodge, FREE, 2 p.m.
Monday, December 8
MONTPELIER- American Red Cross Blood Drive. 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. VFW Post 792, 792 Pioneer St. Info: redcross.org.
Tuesday, December 9
BARRE- Waterbury Community Band. First Baptist Church, 7 p.m.
MONTPELIER- Painting the Mind with artist Monica DiGiovanni. Part of the North Branch Cafe’s Lunch and Learn series. 41 State Street. Free. Seating is limited so reserve your space today by calling 552-8105.