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March 27th, 2017

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Wednesday, March 22
BARRE – Beekeeping 101 Workshop. Selectboard room at Town offices. 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

Women of the Counterculture Movement in 1970s Vermont. Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St. 6-7:30 p.m. This event features Euan Bear, Bridget Downey-Meyer, Louise Andrews, Melinda Moulton and Verandah Porche, reflecting on what brought them into this movement, what their experience was like, and what lasting impact it’s had on their own lives and on Vermont society. Contact: Lilly Talbert at lilly.talbert@vermont.gov or 828-2841

MONTPELIER – Farmers Night Free Concert Series: An Evening of Words and Music. House Chamber of Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 p.m. VCFA will present an hour of music and readings, featuring alumni artists from its Writing for Children & Young Adult & Adult and Music Composition programs.

Embodying Practice with Robert Kest, Ph.D. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. An exploration of the role of the “body” in meditation and mindfulness practice. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.

Thursday, March 23
EAST MONTPELIER – Rabies Shot Clinic. East Montpelier Fire Department, 54 Village Acres. 6-7:30 p.m. $15 per dog or cat. All proceeds benefit EMFD. All dogs must be registered in their respective town by April 1st. The East Montpelier town clerk will be in attendance to license and register dogs at a separate cost.

MONTPELIER – Red Cross Blood Donation. VFW Post 792, 792 Pioneer St. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

John Lackard Blues at Bagitos, 28 Main St. 6 p.m.

WATERBURY – Iris Folding Paper Craft. Waterbury Public Library. 1:30-3 p.m. for adults.

Friday, March 24
EAST MONTPELIER – U-32 8th Grade Spaghetti Dinner. 5:30-7 p.m. Adults/$12, Families/$35, Students & Seniors (65+)/$7. Take-out $12. Pasta, tossed salad, garlic bread, drinks, dessert. Silent auction, DC raffle. Proceeds to benefit annual U-32 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

HYDE PARK – Ground Hog Opry. Hyde Park Opera House 7:30 p.m. Great music, hilarious skits and very funny jokes! A sure-fired cure for cabin fever. $12 at the door or reservations by phone: 802-244-6150 or by email: GHOreservations@gmail.com.

MONTPELIER – Eric Brinkerhoff live at Bagitos, 28 Main St. 6-8 p.m. From Melody Hill Farms to Bagitos, Eric Singer is a songwriter who plays originals and songs from the 20’s & 30’s in a bluesy style.

MORRISVILLE – John Lackard Blues Band at Moog’s Place, 97 Portland St. 9 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Donation. VFW, 28 Pleasant St. 12-6 p.m.

TUNBRIDGE – 65th Annual Comedy and Musical Showcase. Tunbridge Town Hall. 7:30 p.m. $8/adults, $3/children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit local community events. Handicapped accessible. Info: youngvt@myfairpoint.net

WATERBURY – Red Cross Blood Donation. American Legion, 16 Stowe St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 25
BARRE – GED Testing: Central Vermont Adult Basic Education. Barre Learning Center, 26 Washington St. Suite 100. 11 a.m.

“The Steep Canyon Rangers”. The Barre Opera House. 8 p.m. Grammy-winners for Best Bluegrass Album and International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Entertainers of the Year.” $18-32 – call the box office at 476-8188 or order tickets online at www.barreoperahouse.org.

6th annual Central VT Drag Ball. Old Labor Hall. Doors at 7 p.m. Performances start at 8 p.m. Don’t miss this year’s stupendous ball. Come out on the heels of winter to celebrate, support, and dance the night away! Featuring: Drag, Live Performances, Amazing MCs, Tremendous DJing, Cash Bar and more. $10 Suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). Benefit for Rainbow Umbrella of Central VT and Freeride Community Bike Shop. Wheel chair accessible event

Barre Town Democratic Committee open meeting. Barre Town Municipal Building on Websterville Road. 8-9 a.m. All are invited. The meeting will offer an opportunity to talk about issues with like-minded people and also to begin to develop steps for action as a group.

BERLIN – Red Cross Blood Donation. Berlin Mall, 282 Berlin Mall Rd. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CALAIS – Reading of The Foreigner. Maple Corner Community Center, 64 West County Rd. 7 p.m. A hilarious send-up of American nativism, the play takes place in a hunting lodge deep in the woods of rural Georgia. Admission is by donation, and proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights.

HYDE PARK – Ground Hog Opry. Hyde Park Opera House 7:30 p.m. Great music, hilarious skits and very funny jokes! A sure-fired cure for cabin fever. $12 at the door or reservations by phone: 802-244-6150 or by email: GHOreservations@gmail.com.

MONTPELIER – Irish Session at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 2-5 p.m. Hilari Farrington Koehler, Sarah Blair, & Benedict Koehler lead this world class Irish Session every Saturday afternoon.

PLAINFIELD – Farnham Farm Maple Open House Weekend. 1039 Upper Rd. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family owned and operated, wood fired sugarhouse, with 5,500 of Vermont’s most beautiful sugar maple trees. Home of the 2016 Vermont Sugarmakers Association Maple Ambassadors. Free samples, tours, lunch, kids activities and more.

RANDOLPH – Mini Mud. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 7 p.m. Now in its 10th year, this annual youth variety show celebrates young talent from across the region. Almost 50 young performers from at least 11 communities and two states will share their talents in up to 20 acts for this annual celebration. General admission: Adults $15 plus tax, students $5 plus tax. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org.

SOUTH WOODBURY – Chili Cook-off Dinner. Calais Woodbury United Church. 5:30-7 p.m. $8 person to sample. Ages 5 and under free. Rolls, chips, drinks, coffee and dessert also available. Info: Jeff, 456-1557 or church, 802-232-1013.

TUNBRIDGE – 65th Annual Comedy and Musical Showcase. Tunbridge Town Hall. 7:30 p.m. $8/adults, $3/children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit local community events. Handicapped accessible. Info: youngvt@myfairpoint.net

WILLIAMSTOWN – Growing apples and tree fruits: Williamstown Academy. Ainsworth Public Library, 2338 Vt Rt 14. 10 a.m. to noon. Learn how to successfully plant, grow and maintain apples, pears and other tree fruits. Class is free and open to public. Register: 433-5887 or library@williamstownvt.org

Sunday, March 26
MONTPELIER – Auditions for Lost Nation Theater’s summer Theater FOR Kids BY Kids. Montpelier City Hall, Memorial Room, first floor. 3:30-6 p.m. First come, first served. Actors-Singers-Dancers age 9 & up, Audition for LNT’s Intense Youth Camps! One memorized monologue and 16-32 bars of a song no longer than two total minutes. Bring a picture and resume (if possible). Info: 802-229-0492 or info@lostnationtheater.org

Southern Old Time Music Jam at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mark DiStefano & Bridget Asay lead an old time music session.

MORETOWN – Barbershop Quartet Concert. Moretown United Methodist Church, 962 Route 100B. 4 p.m. Free will offering appreciated. Join us for a spaghetti supper immediately following concert at the Parrish House. Eat In/Take Out. Menu includes pasta, meatless marinara sauce, meatballs, green salad with dressing and a roll. Coffee, tea and water available for eat in but not for take out orders. Dinner $5 per person.

PLAINFIELD – FREVO live at Plainfield Opera House. 4 p.m. FREVO is Portuguese for a wide range of musical styles, all of which are traditionally associated with Brazilian Carnival. They play a wide variety of world music, jazz, classical, pop, and also include some of their own original compositions. From tango to ballad, sonata to Brazilian dance, their music appeals to audiences of all ages. GA: $15, Seniors $10, Students $5, Special Rate $5

Farnham Farm Maple Open House Weekend. 1039 Upper Rd. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family owned and operated, wood fired sugarhouse, with 5,500 of Vermont’s most beautiful sugar maple trees. Home of the 2016 Vermont Sugarmakers Association Maple Ambassadors. Free samples, tours, lunch, kids activities and more.

RANDOLPH – Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival Spring Concert. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 4 p.m. A String Trio will perform selections including Bach, Mozart, Robert Fuchs and Dohnanyi. Also on the program will be a selection written by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker – “When the Spirit Sings”, a set of Spirituals arranged for String Trio. General admission: by donation

Monday, March 27
BARRE – Silver Towers Camp Fundraiser. Wayside Restaurant, 403 US Route 302-Berlin. 5-8 p.m. Portion of all Proceeds benefit Silver Towers Camp.

BERLIN – Red Cross Blood Donation. Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Rd. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CABOT – Red Cross Blood Donation. Cabot Town Hall, 3084 Main St. 12-5 p.m.

WATERBURY – Booked for Breakfast. Waterbury Pulbic Library. 9-10 a.m. B for B is a different kind of book club. Bring what you are currently reading and join us for muffins and coffee in the SAL room, as we share our ideas, insights and musings.

Tuesday, March 28
BRADFORD – GED Testing: Central Vermont Adult Basic Education. Bradford Learning Center, 24 Barton St. 11 a.m.

HARDWICK – Red Cross Blood Donation. Knights of Columbus, 206 VT Rte. 14S. 12:30-5:30 p.m.

MONTPELIER – From Sidelines to Start Lines: Creating Consistency in your Running Practice with Sarah Richardson, Certified Running Instructor. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. If you’re stuck in a quit & start cycle and want to get back into a steady practice, come learn what’s keeping you stuck and how to create a sustainable practice you love. Free. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.

Moulton & Whipple, The Frozen Finger Boys live at Bagitos, 28 Main St. 6-8 p.m. Bill Moulton Craig Whipple have been playing music in Central Vt. for 40 years, predominantly as members of Cold Country Bluegrass.

Gardening Roundtable: Beginner Gardeners. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required: 223-2518. Join our round table gardening discussions, facilitated by Miriam Hansen, to talk about the issues you’re having with your garden. Ask questions, share tips, and get ready for the upcoming growing season.

Armchair Travel: Palestine, A Troubled Land. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 6:30-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Peter Thoms and Pamela Walker take you on a tour of Israel and Palestine through photos. Join our delegation as we tour the West Bank, Golan Heights, Israel and Jerusalem to learn about the effects of the Israeli military occupation from Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders.

WAITSFIELD – Red Cross Blood Donation. Waitsfield Telecom Garage, 3898 Main St. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WATERBURY – Stop Motion Claymation. Waterbury Public Library. 3-4 p.m. This two-part program is designed to help young people learn about Claymation movie making. Kids will use and iPad app and homemade clay to piece together a short movie. Appropriate for ages 8-11 years. Call the library at 244-7036 to register.

Wednesday, March 29
BARRE – OLLI Spring Series — The Impact of Intergenerational Relationships in Our Communities. Aldrich Public Library, 8 Washington St. 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Presented by Program Director Pam Quinn. Quinn, of the Twinfield Together Mentoring Program, will describe the success of such programs in fostering these important relationships, the benefits to all, and the impact of these relationships in our modern society.

GED Testing: Central Vermont Adult Basic Education. Barre Learning Center, 26 Washington St. Suite 100. 11 a.m.

MONTPELIER – Farmers Night Free Concert Series: Vermont Choral Union. House Chamber of Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 p.m. Celebrating its 50th year, the VCU includes 36 members, performing a repertoire inspired by more than 10 entries of classical a cappella choral music.

Thursday, March 30
BARRE – Red Cross Blood Donation. McFarland State Office Building, 5 Perry St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spaulding Drama Club presents The Drowsy Chaperone. Spaulding High School Auditorium, 155 Ayers St. 7:30 p.m. In this lively parody of 1920’s musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone comes to life in the living room of the Man in Chair as he listens to his favorite record. Tickets: $10/adults; $7/students/staff/seniors; and $5/children. Reserved tickets available at www.shsu61.org. GA seats available at door.

MONTPELIER – Italian Session at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 6-8 p.m. Join the jam session or just experience the music of Northern Italy with influences from France, Austria, Slovenia, & Switzerland.

Welcome to Medicare. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Join Central Vermont Council on Aging’s Medicare expert, Dagny Hoff, for a complete overview of Medicare A, B, and D. We will also discuss Medicare Part C (advantage plans) and supplemental insurances. Dagny will also present the health care programs that might benefit people with lower incomes such as Community Medicaid, VPharm, the Low Income Subsidy through the Federal Government and Medicare Savings Programs.

Friday, March 31
BARRE – Spaulding Drama Club presents The Drowsy Chaperone. Spaulding High School Auditorium, 155 Ayers St. 7:30 p.m. In this lively parody of 1920’s musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone comes to life in the living room of the Man in Chair as he listens to his favorite record. Tickets: $10/adults; $7/students/staff/seniors; and $5/children. Reserved tickets available at www.shsu61.org. GA seats available at door.

MONTPELIER – Squirrel’s Crackers live at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 6-8 p.m. Keith & Kathy Friesland and Rocko Russell bring their high energy Cajun feeling music.

Barika with Satta Sound live. Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5. Indie soaked in psychedelic, West African resonance.

WATERBURY – Ground Hog Opry. Thatcher Brook Primary School. 7:30 p.m. Great music, hilarious skits and very funny jokes! A sure-fired cure for cabin fever. $12 at the door or reservations by phone: 802-244-6150 or by email: GHOreservations@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 1
BARRE – Spaulding Drama Club presents The Drowsy Chaperone. Spaulding High School Auditorium, 155 Ayers St. 2 and 7:30 p.m. In this lively parody of 1920’s musicals, The Drowsy Chaperone comes to life in the living room of the Man in Chair as he listens to his favorite record. Tickets: $10/adults; $7/students/staff/seniors; and $5/children. Reserved tickets available at www.shsu61.org. GA seats available at door.

Green Mountain Comic Expo. Barre Civic Center. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $12 for single day passes, $20 for two-day passes, and discounted student passes available at www.greenmountaincomicexpo.com. This two-story, two-day expo will offer a wide variety of booths and tables featuring artists and vendors from all over Vermont and New England. Guest artists from Marvel, DC, Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, KITT from Knight Rider, TARDIS, a large gaming area, a wide range of Cosplay talent and more.

BERLIN – Good Beginnings Baby Expo. Berlin Elementary School. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Venues tailored for every stage of parenting, an inflatable Lactation Suite from MamaVa, info-packed mini-workshops at the Good Beginnings Learning Center, plus crafts, music, prizes, and loads of resources for families and expectant parents. Adults/$8, kids free. Info: www.gbcvexpo.com or info@goodbeginningscentralvt.org.

MONTPELIER – Laura Thurston and Mercer & Johnson live at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Americana, Folk, Bluegrass.

Irish Session at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 2-5 p.m. Hilari Farrington Koehler, Sarah Blair, & Benedict Koehler lead this world class Irish Session every Saturday afternoon.

Kick ‘Em Jenny live at Bagitos. 28 Main St. 6-8 p.m. Benefit for Southern Poverty Law Center. Come down for some kick-butt bluegrass and help out a very deserving organization who is fighting for the rights of the those who have been forgotten about.

Montpelier Chamber Orchestra’s Concert Crawl. Walk from house to house in Montpelier’s Liberty Street Neighborhood for music, wine, gourmet food and community. 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $60 from Laura Fried at (802) 477-3499 or mcos@montpelierchamberorchestra.org, $65 on https://montpelier-concert-crawl.eventbrite.com

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with Dave Wilcox, State Forester. Hunger Mountain Coop. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Learn about the basics of pruning fruit trees, including renovation of old apple trees. All skill levels welcome. Bring questions and any basic tools you’d like to practice with. We will go outside for the second half of this workshop, regardless of weather, so please dress accordingly. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.

Capital City Winter Market. Montpelier City Center. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring seasonal produce, local meats and cheeses, hot food, and handmade crafts from central Vermont. Info: Ashton Kirol, 793-8347 or manager@montpelierfarmersmarket.com.

NORTHFIELD – 58th Annual Vermont STEM Fair. Norwich University, Bartoletto Hall. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the fair showcases the work of Vermont public, private and homeschool students in grades 5-12 who have won local science and math fair competitions. The students will display projects that tackle questions and pose solutions arising from the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

RANDOLPH – Anais Mitchell & Sam Amidon. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family based in Brattleboro, VT. Amidon has acquired acclaim on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, Mountain Stage. Anais Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Reserved seating: adults $24-$35 plus tax, students $10 plus tax, kids 5 and under free. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

WATERBURY – Jazz with Taryn & Dan. Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St. 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the dynamic jazz standards of singer Taryn Noelle and pianist Dan Boomhower. Info: 802-244-1441, https://www.bridgesidebooks.com/events.php.

Ground Hog Opry. Thatcher Brook Primary School. 7:30 p.m. Great music, hilarious skits and very funny jokes! A sure-fired cure for cabin fever. $12 at the door or reservations by phone: 802-244-6150 or by email: GHOreservations@gmail.com.

WATERBURY CTR – Sugar on Smow Supper. Waterbury Center Community Church. Seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. $10/Adult, $5/Children ages 4-12. Scalloped potatoes, baked beans, baked ham, sweet & sour carrots, rolls, sugar on snow, donuts & sour pickles.

Sunday, April 2
BARRE – Green Mountain Comic Expo. Barre Civic Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12. This two-story expo will offer a wide variety of booths and tables featuring artists and vendors from all over Vermont and New England. Guest artists from Marvel, DC, Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, KITT from Knight Rider, TARDIS, a large gaming area, a wide range of Cosplay talent and more.

Green Mountain Youth Symphony Spring Concert. Barre Opera House. 2 p.m. Showcase all three orchestras—Repertory, Concert, and Senior Orchestras each perform their own musical offerings. Tickets are available by donation at the door: Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students (K-12) $5, and children under 5 are free.

EAST MONTPELIER – Plainfield Co-op Annual Meeting. Twin Valley Senior Center. 3-5 p.m. Meet friends and neighbors. Learn about and give your ideas about new marketing plans and expansion of the Co-op. Board elections. Potluck finger food. (wheelchair accessible, plenty of parking).

MONTPELIER – Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. monthly jam and meet. VFW, 792 Pioneer St. Noon to 5 p.m. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. Info: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188

WARREN – DIY Weekend: Sugaring Sunday. Meet at Warren Church parking lot, 11:45 a.m. Meet the crew at West Hill Sugar Orchard, gather the sap, check out the boiling and bottling and taste the sweetness of your labors soaked over home-made French Toast. Noon to 2 p.m. Call 244-7036 to register.

Tuesday, April 4
MONTPELIER – Remedies for Anxiety and Sleep with Baylen Slote, LAC, of black turtle TCM. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Free. Learn about Qi gong exercises, food remedies and acupressure techniques that you can safely use, leaving you with clear energy balanced in your whole body. Email your contact information to info@hungermountain.coop to RSVP.

Acupuncture Talk & Clinic. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. Jennifer Etheridge, licensed acupuncturist with Integrative Acupuncture, will present on Tai Chi and Chi Gong For Health from 2:45-3:15 p.m. This free lecture will be followed by an acupuncture clinic from 3:15-4:45 p.m. 30-minute, $10 auricular (outer ear) treatments take place in a group setting. Arrive by 4:15 for a treatment. No appointment necessary. Open to everyone 50+.

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