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August 29th, 2016

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Wednesday, August 31
BARRE – Beginner’s Meditation with Ginny Sassaman, M.S., C.I.P.P. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1 p.m. A supportive, welcoming, nonjudgmental setting to help you establish an ongoing meditation practice that best suits your life. Secular and fun. Minimum of eight needed for class to run, $8 per class; with the expectation participants attend every class.

MONTPELIER – Introduction to Tai Chi with Ellie Hayes, Tai Chi Instructor. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5-6 p.m. Free. In this workshop you will receive an overview of the origins of Tai Chi and the lineage styles, learn some practical exercises to experience the essence of Tai Chi and learn about the teachers and classes available in Montpelier.

Thursday, September 1
MONTPELIER – Intro to Therapeutic Touch with Mary Jane Ohlson, RN, MSN, Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Free. Mary Jane will give some background and a volunteer will experience a brief treatment – sitting, fully clothed, and without being touched. RSVP by emailing us at info@hungermountain.coop with your name and contact information.

Friday, September 2
MONTPELIER – Rumblecat live at Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5

Green Mountain Playboys live at La Puerta Nuegra, 44 Main St. 9 p.m.

Fall Migration Bird Walks. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 7:30-9 a.m. Free for members and kids, $10 for nonmembers September is the peak of fall songbird migration, and the woods and fields along the North Branch are excellent places to witness it. Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome! Binoculars available for loan.

WATERBURY CENTER – Annual Church Lawn Fest. Waterbury Center Community Church on RT 100 next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of slightly used items will be available – glassware, trinkets, jewelry, plants, kitchenware, books, baskets, toys puzzles, collectables and more. The Church Craft group will have handmade items. All sales benefit the Church programs. Info: 244-8089.

Saturday, September 3
MONTPELIER – Art Walk. 4-8 p.m. The T.W. Wood Gallery is highlighting the works of local artist Anne Sarcka who will be speaking about her art at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Also on exhibit is “Notes of Color” a member’s show of the Arts Resource Association. In addition we have two rooms full of art work from the permanent collection available for viewing!

NORTHFIELD – Labor Day Weekend Breakfast Buffet. American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square. 8-11 a.m. Adults/$8, Children under 10/$4.

WAITSFIELD – 46th Annual Mad River Valley Craft Fair. Kenyon’s Field, Route 100.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. 100 juried artists, 4 bands, door prizes, delicious food court and free kids activities! Browse handmade items from practical to whimsical and meet the artists. Parking and entrance fee for children under 12 are free. Ticket good for both days & a chance to win door prizes. $5 entry benefits the Valley Players, a non-profit community theater.

WATERBURY CENTER – Annual Church Lawn Fest. Waterbury Center Community Church on RT 100 next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food concession with hot dogs, homemade baked beans, chili and baked goods. A variety of slightly used items will be available – glassware, trinkets, jewelry, plants, kitchenware, books, baskets, toys puzzles, collectables and more. The Church Craft group will have handmade items. All sales benefit the Church programs. Info: 244-8089.

Sunday, September 4
NORTHFIELD – Labor Day Weekend Breakfast Buffet. American Legion Post 63, 48 Depot Square. 8-11 a.m. Adults/$8, Children under 10/$4.

RANDOLPH – 24th Annual New World Festival. Noon to 11 p.m. Concerts, music and dance workshops, children’s activities, and open dancing unfold on five continuous stages. Food and drink provided by the area’s finest chefs and breweries. The festival takes place in downtown in Chandler Music Hall and Gallery, in all-weather tents on both sides of Main Street, and in historic Bethany Church. Adults $35 advance, $40 after August 26; students age 13-18 $12; children 12 and under free; after 6 p.m. $25

WAITSFIELD – 46th Annual Mad River Valley Craft Fair. Kenyon’s Field, Route 100.10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine. 100 juried artists, 4 bands, door prizes, delicious food court and free kids activities! Browse handmade items from practical to whimsical and meet the artists. Parking and entrance fee for children under 12 are free. Ticket good for both days & a chance to win door prizes. $5 entry benefits the Valley Players, a non-profit community theater.

WEBSTERVILLE – Town of Barre Forest Walks. There are abandoned quarries, amazing lookout points, and lots more. Bring your nature photography questions, too. Meet at the kiosk off the parking lot at 44 Brook St. 9 a.m. Free fun for all ages. Dogs on leashes welcome! Info: Marianne Kotch at 476-4185.

Monday, September 5
NORTHFIELD – Labor Day Chicken Barbecue. American Legion Post #63, 48 Depot Square. After the parade. $10. ½ BBQ Chicken, Corn on the cob, Coleslaw & roll

WATERBURY CENTER – Annual Church Lawn Fest. Waterbury Center Community Church on RT 100 next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of slightly used items will be available – glassware, trinkets, jewelry, plants, kitchenware, books, baskets, toys puzzles, collectables and more. The Church Craft group will have handmade items. All sales benefit the Church programs. Info: 244-8089.

Tuesday, September 6
BERLIN – Bike Ride with GMC. Moderate. 24 miles. Berlin Pond to Brookfield Floating Bridge. Wear helmet. Bring lunch and water. Meet at the Berlin Pond public parking area at 10 a.m. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.

MONTPELIER – Monarch Butterfly Tagging. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 3:30-5 p.m. Fee: $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Drop by any time between from 3:30 on to catch, tag and release some migrating monarchs. We’ll look for other butterflies and bugs as well! We have nets to share, but bring a net if you have one. Register: 802-229-6206

WATERBURY – Needle Felted Sunflowers. Waterbury Public Library. 6-8 p.m. Using carded wool in bright fall colors, participants will create one or more sunflowers suitable for attaching to a fall wreath or other decorative object. $7 materials fee to cover the cost of supplies. For Adults and teens (younger, with previous experience and if accompanied by a parent). Register: 244-7036.

After School Lego Free Build. Waterbury Public Library. 3-4 p.m. Drop in after school and build whatever your heart desires! Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. For ages 7-11. No need to register Ń just come on in.

Wednesday, September 7
BARRE – Beginner’s Meditation with Ginny Sassaman, M.S., C.I.P.P. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1 p.m. A supportive, welcoming, nonjudgmental setting to help you establish an ongoing meditation practice that best suits your life. Secular and fun. Minimum of eight needed for class to run, $8 per class; with the expectation participants attend every class.

Genealogy Roundtable with Bob Murphy. Barre Area Senior Center. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Become acquainted with genealogy, resources and techniques, ask questions, and get some help in solving particular problems. Free, but need a minimum of six needed for class to run. Register: 479-9512

MONTPELIER – Foot Reflexology with Alicia Feltus, Health Coach & Foot Reflexologist. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participants will learn basic reflexology techniques, reflex points on the feet, benefits and self-care to promote health and well-being. $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. RSVP: email info@hungermountain.coop with your name and contact information.

WATERBURY – Technology Workshop: Create a Digital Slideshow on a Mac. Waterbury Public Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Create a digital slideshow with your MacBook from photos stored on your MacBook or iPhone. Using iPhoto, Photos, or iMovie we’ll explore different slideshow options including layouts, transitions, adding music, and how to share your finished product with family and friends. Computers not provided Đ so bring your MacBook or come to learn how to create a slideshow on your stationary iMac. Register: 244-7036.

Thursday, September 8
MONTPELIER – Intro to Embodied Mindfulness with Christyn King, Yoga Teacher, Group Facilitator, CYT. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy includes guided somatic mediation & basic yoga postures paired with self-inquiry & simple body-based mindfulness practices that you can easily integrate into your life. $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. RSVP: email info@hungermountain.coop with your name and contact information.

Friday, September 9
BARRE – Good Beginnings presents Infant Owner’s Manual. Aldrich Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. What every new parent should know about newborn babies! Topics include: newborn appearance, jaundice, breathing, umbilical care, un/circumcision care, bowel + bladder functions, diapering, taking baby’s temperature, sleep crying, bathing, clothing, newborn senses, SIDS, safety, and more. Instructor: Ana Campanile, CPD

MONTPELIER – 3 Reasons You’re Getting Hurt When Running and What to Do About It with Sarah Richardson, Running Instructor. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. If you’re running routine is more like a yo-yo of starts and stops because of injuries, come join Certified Running Instructor Sarah Richardson and learn the top three reasons for running injuries, why they happen over and over, and what you can do about it. RSVP: email info@hungermountain.coop with name and contact information.

John Lackard Blues Band at Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St. 9 p.m.

Fall Migration Bird Walks. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 7:30-9 a.m. Free for members and kids, $10 for nonmembers September is the peak of fall songbird migration, and the woods and fields along the North Branch are excellent places to witness it. Come for a morning walk to search for migrating warblers, vireos, tanagers, thrushes and more. Beginners welcome! Binoculars available for loan.

Wild Medicine Plant Walk. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 5-7 p.m. Fee: $10 members, $12 nonmembers, $20 per family. Wander through the North Branch plant communities with herbalist/naturalist Angie Barger to discover what seasonal wild medicinal and edible plants are seeking to be noticed. After our hour-long plant walk, we will gather at the fire pit to cook and enjoy cultivated foods and a wild edible snack as well. Limited to 20 participants. In the event of rain, participants will receive an email to cancel and reschedule. Pre-registration required.

The Tender Senders live at Positive Pie, 22 State St. 100 p.m. $5

Saturday, September 10
BARRE – Project Independence Coin Drop. In front of Rite Aid/Domino’s. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MONTPELIER – Kiwanis Club Annual Yard Sale. Montpelier High School. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. In need of donations: household items, small furniture, etc. No electronics please. Info/schedule pickup: Matt Calhoun, 371-8787 or Fred Bushway, 826-5670.

RANDOLPH – Vermont Tech 5k classic. The 5K race is a tour of campus , starting in the soccer fields and through a grassy avenue through coloring maple trees. The course then goes through the apple orchards and then through the pastures that surround the campus. A very scenic and relaxing race. Prizes for age groups and maple syrup is the reward.

WARREN – Hike Warren with GMC. Moderate. 8-10+/- miles. Hike begins on Austin Brook Road (Forest Service Road 25), crosses Austin Brook and a second brook and ascends to a downed airplane. Bushwack continues to summit of Mt. Cleveland and the Long Trail. Descend on Cooley Glen Trail. Requires car spot. Contact co-leaders: Rudy Townsend, 433-1004 or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@phyllisrubensteinlaw.comcastbiz.net for more information.

WATERBURY – Introduction to Trout Fishing. Waterbury Public Library. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructors from VT Fish & Wildlife’s Let’s Go Fishing program will be conducting a free introductory trout fishing clinic. In this hands-on clinic, the basics of fishing will be reviewed as we focus on how to target trout with spinning equipment. At end of the clinic, walk to the Winooski River and practice your skills. Bag lunch is suggested and all equipment is provided. Free and open to the public. Teens through Adults. Registration is required. Email: letsgofishing@vermont.gov or call 802-505-5562 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, September 11
BROOKFIELD – Bring Your Own Fiber (B.Y.O.F.) Twin Ponds Herb Farm, 2007 Twin Pond Rd. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have a fiber project you’ve been wanting to dye with plants? You bring up to 2 lbs of protein fiber and we provide the plants, instruction, and dye equipment. We will also provide instructions and materials for pre-mordanting your fibers before you arrive for class. Info/register: 802-276-3839 or www.twinpondsherbfarm.com

CABOT – 4th Annual Ride the Ridges Bike Ride Fundraiser. On the green at Cabot School. Choose from 10, 30, 60, or 100K rides through Cabot and Peacham, mostly on dirt roads.ĘOr sign up for our 10K walk or run.ĘRegistration includes an amazing lunch on the green after the ride. Food from Woodbelly Pizza, Jasper Hill Cheese, Switchel, Rhapsody, Sweet B’s Bakery, New England Culinary Institute, and Burtt’s Orchard. All proceeds benefit the Cabot Connects Mentoring Program.ĘVisitĘridetheridges.net for more information or to register.

HARDWICK – Film: Endurance by George Butler and Caroline Alexander. Hardwick Town House, 29 Church St. 4 p.m. Using film footage from Frank Hurley, a member of the expedition of the Endurance, George Butler presents a film about Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Antarctic expedition in 1914. Caroline Alexander (author of the VT Reads book) and Joseph Dorman wrote the script. It lasts 97 minutes and will be followed by discussion and refreshments. Copies of the book will be available.

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. Contact: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188.

Monday, September 12
MONTPELIER – Biography as Personal Odyssey with Monika Reis, M.A. Ed Đ Counseling, Certified Archetypal pattern Analyst. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. While awake Đ not dreaming- discover universal motifs that connect with your deep stories. Recognize the value of your personal narrative, support the trajectory of your life, with “receptive engagement”. RSVP: email info@hungermountain.coop with your name and contact information.

Tuesday, September 13
MONTPELIER – Monarch Butterfly Tagging. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. 3:30-5 p.m. Fee: $5 for adults, $3 for kids. Drop by any time between from 3:30 on to catch, tag and release some migrating monarchs. We’ll look for other butterflies and bugs as well! We have nets to share, but bring a net if you have one. Register: 802-229-6206

WATERBURY – Technology Workshop: How to Use Facebook. Waterbury Public Library. Noon to 1 p.m. Learn how to use the most popular social media site and connect with friends and family. Please bring your own laptop or device. Register: 244-7036

Tech Craft Tuesdays: Duct Tape Creations. Waterbury Public Library. 3-4 p.m. Add circuitry to your duct tape creation. For ages 7Đ11. Register: 244-7036

WEBSTERVILLE – Town of Barre Forest Walks. There are abandoned quarries, amazing lookout points, and lots more. Bring your nature photography questions, too. Meet at the kiosk off the parking lot at 44 Brook St. 9 a.m. Free fun for all ages. Dogs on leashes welcome! Info: Marianne Kotch at 476-4185.

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