January 19th, 2017


Wednesday, January 18
BARRE – Are Heat Pumps Right for You? Aldrich Public Library Milne Room. This workshop will cover the latest in heat pump technologies, the relative economics of using heat pumps versus other fuel sources, successful case studies, and resources to help you. Heat pump distributors will be on-site to share information. A light dinner will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m., with the workshop scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m.

CHELSEA – Red Cross Blood Donation. United Church of Chelsea, 13 North Common. Noon to 5 p.m.

EAST MONTPELIER – Foot Clinic. Twin Valley Senior Center Rte 2. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Schedule appointment: 802-223-3322

Sing-a-long. Twin Valley Senior Center, Rte 2. Come join us for lunch and stay for the singing! All ages welcome. Free of charge. Donations welcomed. PianistŃPat Mayhew.

MONTPELIER – Exploring the Music Devoted to Brigid: The Pre-Christian Celtic Goddess and Saint, in preparation for Imbolc with Amy Panetta, MA. Grian Herbs Apothecary, 34 Elm St. 7-8:30 p.m. We will explore the music that has been written in devotion to her and engage in participatory singing and music to connect us to her aspects during Imbolc. All musical skill levels are welcome. $15/person. Register: 862-324-5254.

John Lackard Blues Jam at Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St. 7:30 p.m.

Fueling Your Brain for Health and Longevity with Marie Frolich, Health Coach and Herbalist. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Learn about superfoods, adaptogens and whole food recipes and herbs to support brain health and cellular energy. Join Marie Frohlich to taste recipes and learn more. $10 members/$12 nonmembers.

Farmers Night Free Concert Series: Vermont Sympony Orchestra. House Chamber of Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 p.m.

Papa Graybeard Blues – Keith Williams live at Bagitos. 6-8 p.m. Classic Blues/Folk.

Thursday, January 19
BARRE – Hearing & Healthy Aging. Barre Area Senior Center. 2-3 p.m. This workshop series is free, but you must reserve your spot; 479-9512. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Adams, clinical professor from UVM’s Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a VT licensed audiologist.

BOLTON – Cross-country Ski/Snowshoe with GMC. Various distances. All abilities. Bolton Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring lunch. Contact Mary Garcia, 622-0585 or Mary Smith, 505-0603 for meeting time and place.

MONTPELIER – The Trail Blazers live at Bagitos. 6-8 p.m. Bluegrass & Folk Rock

Friday, January 20
MONTPELIER – Starry, Starry Night. North Branch Nature Center. 7-9 p.m. (cloud date – Saturday, Jan. 21) Fee: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Come explore the planets and the moon, seek out nebulas and galaxies, and learn the constellations of winter. Dress warmly, bring the whole family, and be prepared to be dazzled by the winter night sky. Pre-registration is not required.

Dave Loughran live at Bagitos. 6-8 p.m. Acoustic Classic Rock

RANDOLPH – Biscuit. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 10 a.m. ArtsPower’s newest musical features a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. Reserved seating: all seats $6 Tickets: 802-728-6464 or outreach@chandler-arts.org

TUNBRIDGE – Vermont Archaeology Talk. Tunbridge Public Library, 289 VT 110. 7 p.m. Free. Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson will give an Overview of the Archaeological History of Vermont. Info: 889-9404, tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com

WORCESTER – Spaghetti Supper. Worcester Church Annex, 35 Worcester Village Rd. 5-6:30 p.m. Adults/$10, Children 12 and under/$5. Take-outs available. Choose from variety of sauces. Garlic bread, salad, cakes, and drinks included. Fundraiser for “Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Times of Need”. Info: Ruth Hovey-Sicely, 223-7961 or ruthsicely@aol.com

Saturday, January 21

EAST MONTPELIER – Morning Garden Parent/Child Class. Orchard Valley Waldorf School East Montpelier Campus, 2290 VT Route 14N. 9-11 a.m. Share a rhythmic morning in a home-like setting in our Early Childhood Farmhouse. Songs and stories, time to share questions and ideas about your growing children, and outside time on our beautiful campus. For beginning walkers up to age 3, with a caregiver. Info/register: Lynn Novak at lynn.n@ovws.org; 802-456-7400. This is a 10-week class running on Saturdays.

MONTPELIER – Capital City Winter Market. Montpelier City Hall. 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.

Bleecker & MacDougal live at Bagitos. 10 a.m. to noon. Eric Friedman & Gretchen Dorion play Folk Ballads.

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

2017 Clarke Dinner and Slide Show Series. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 6 p.m. Dinner $15. Reservations: Nancy Schulz, SaddleShoes2@gmail.com. Slide show: “Nature’s Inherent Intelligence: Why Paying Attention Matters So Much” free and open to public. This presentation on the exciting field of biomimicry will focus on the brilliant cycles and balances in nature that can inspire us toward a new way of being.

RANDOLPH – Pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Simone Dinnerstein is a critically lauded pianist whose thoughtful and compelling interpretations have captivated audiences all over the world. She returns to the Chandler stage with a program by Franz Schubert with response works by Philip Glass. Reserved seating: Adults $33-$35; students $10; kids 5 and under free. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

WILLIAMSTOWN – Fiber Arts Project Circle. Williamstown Academy at Ainsworth Public Library, 2338 Vt Rt 14. 10 a.m. to noon. If you’re working on a sewing, quilting or rug hooking project, join our group to help and work together. Free and open to public. Register: 433-5887 or library@williamstownvt.org

Sunday, January 22
BERLIN – Family Fun Day. Capital City Grange. 3-3:30 p.m. Balloon Artistry, Face Painting & other Kid-Friendly Fun; 3:30-5 p.m. Guided Family Dancing; VT Fiddle Orchestra with Dave Kaynor calling; 5 p.m. Vermont Mac’n’Cheese Supper; 5:15 p.m. Kids Film Shorts. $5/Kids under 4 Free/$20 per family. Info: 802-477-3951

PLAINFIELD – “Plainfield Remembered” Đ Moving Upcountry in the 60’s & 70’s; a talk led by Ben Koenig. Plainfield Town Hall. 1-4 p.m. Free. Open to all. Refreshments. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, a wave of hopeful idealists abandoned city life and headed to Vermont, convinced that a better life awaited them. Plainfield became a hub for the counterculture eruption that spread across America. Info: Dan, 454-1102.

Monday, January 23
ELMORE – Cross-country Ski with GMC. Moderate. 6 miles round trip. Start at Rte. 12 south of Elmore village and ski north to Little Elmore Pond, following an old woods road which is also used by dogsledders on weekends. If the weather is cold enough, we will also ski around the pond. Contact: Steve and Heather Bailey 1-609-424-9238 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

Tuesday, January 24
HARDWICK – Jeudevine Library Film Series: “56 Up”, a film by Michael Apted. Jeudevine Library. 6:30 p.m. Info: 472-5948, www.jeudevinelibrary.org

MONTPELIER – Need Some Stress Relief? with Shona R MacDougall Registered Herbalist (AHG). Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Learn how stress affects your body. We will talk about herbs and supplements to help with both long term and immediate stress. We will also discuss some stress relieving techniques.

Moulton & Whipple, The Frozen Finger Boys live at Bagitos. 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.

WATERBURY – Lego Challenge: Winter City. Waterbury Public Library. 3-4 p.m. Drop in after school and use your creativity and imagination to build a Winter City scene with loads of Lego bricks. For ages 8-11. No registration required

Stop Motion Animation Workshop for Adults & Teens. Waterbury Public Library. 6:30-8 p.m. Using the Stop Motion Studio Pro app, we’ll show you how to create your own stop motion animation film, complete with special effects and sound. We’ll supply the iPads, software and movie props for the workshop. Bring small props for own personal touch. Ages 12 and up. Reserve your spot, 244-7036.

Wednesday, January 25
BARRE – Free Business Building Blocks Workshops. Capstone, 20 Gable Place. 6-8 p.m. Pivot: Creating an exit strategy for your business. Presented by Lisa Danforth. At some point along the entrepreneurial journey, there’s a need to slow down and ask yourself if the business you’re in is something you still want to be doing or, if you want to shift your role in your businessÉor even look at if it’s time to move on from the business and create a new path. Register: 802-477-5214 or mferguson@capstonevt.org

MONTPELIER – Farmers Night Free Concert Series: 40th Army Band. House Chamber of Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 p.m. Traditional patriotic tunes, as well as musical selections from David Holsinger and Gustav Holst.

OLLI Spring SeriesŃTraditional French Canadian Music: Its Roots and Evolution. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30 p.m. Free. Presented by Musician and Teacher Jeremiah McLane. McLane will perform French Canadian music and discuss how it has changed as it moved from France to Canada to Northern VT.

WATERBURY – Historical Society Meeting: “Mysteries of the Waterbury Inn”. Steele Community Room at the Waterbury Municipal Building. 7 p.m. Brian Lindner will tell us about the new evidence and show photographs that have come to light in this program, but will the cases ever be fully solved? Free and open to public. Light refreshments. Info: Betty Jones, 244-8089

Thursday, January 26
BARRE – Rock City in Concert. Barre Elks Lodge, 10 Jefferson St. 7:30 p.m. Directed by John Harrison, Rock City is Barre’s one and only Rock & Soul chorus with 30+ singers and one rocking band! Tickets: $10/person. All proceeds to benefit Circle (formerly Battered Women’s Services and Shelter).

Better Hearing for Healthier Aging. Barre Area Senior Center. 2-3 p.m. This workshop series is free, but you must reserve your spot; 479-9512. Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Adams, clinical professor from UVM’s Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a VT licensed audiologist.

MONTPELIER – What are VOCs, PFCs, PVC, Formaldehyde, and Flame Retardants? with Brent Ehrlich, Product & Materials Specialist for BuildingGreen, Inc. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Free. Learn the basics of some of the most common building materials and their acronyms, where they can be found, and their potential environmental/health impacts.

WATERBURY – First Ever Community Network Event. Thatcher Brook Primary School, 47 Stowe St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Open Market will highlight the efforts of many local families that are running businesses as a way to afford more time with their families. Register for door prizes.

Book Discussion: Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Crossett Brook Middle School Library. During lunch. In continuing our study of Sir Earnest Shackleton and his ill-fated trip to the Antarctic on his ship, The Endurance, the kids get a chance to discuss this exciting adventure! A limited number of books are available to sign out at the library, courtesy of VT Humanities Council. For grades 6-8.

Friday, January 27
BARRE – Jason Mallery live at Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. Info: 479-0896, events@espressobueno.com.

MONTPELIER – In Search of Earth 2.0. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 7 p.m. John O’Meara, Associate Professor of Physics at Saint Michael’s College, will describe the current efforts to search for planets like Earth around Sun-like stars in the Galaxy, and the tools and telescopes used to see if life exists beyond Earth.

Armies live at Positive Pie. 22 State St. 10 p.m. $5. Armies is a fresh indie-electro-pop-rock band from Portland, ME, and the newest project from Dave Gutter.

NORTHFIELD – Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet. Green Mountain Girls’ Farm. 923 Loop Rd. 7:30 p.m. Come as you are.ĘPay what you can.

Saturday, January 28
HYDE PARK – Free Complicated Canines Workshop. VFW Post 7779. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont Dog Boarding & Behavior is offerening an interactive workshop with lecture, video, demonstrations, and materials. Info: www.vermontdogtrainer.com.

MONTPELIER – Superbowl of Birding (youth). North Branch Nature Center. Winter’s premier birding competition is back! In the past, NBNC’s youth and young adult teams have tallied nearly 100 species, including gems like King Eider, Razorbill, and Snowy Owl. For any interested teens, let us know early if you are interested in joining the team!

Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet. Unitarian Universalist Church, 130 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Come as you are.ĘPay what you can.

Spice on Snow. Positive Pie, 22 State St. 10 p.m. $10. The summit school’s annual winter folk festival finalle!

NORTHFIELD – Rock Band Night with Mirage. American Legion Post 63. 8 p.m. to midnight. Open to the public (21+). $7 cover

RANDOLPH – Vermont Pride Theater presents “Perfect Arrangement”. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St. 7:30 p.m. Set in the 1950s, State Department employees Bob Martindale and Norma Baxter have been living with their partners in adjoining apartments, successfully masquerading as two straight couples, until the Pink Scare threatens to disrupt their “perfect arrangement.” General admission: Adults $17 advance, $20 day of; students $12 advance, $15 day of. Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org

WILLIAMSTOWN – Annual Chicken Pie Supper. Williamstown Masonic Lodge. Seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Adults/$12, Children/$6. Make reservations by Jan. 21: 433-5440.

Introduction to Knitting. Williamstown Academy at Ainsworth Public Library. 10 a.m. Free. Demonstration and questions about knitting answered.

Sunday, January 29
HYDE PARK – Free Complicated Canines Workshop. VFW Post 7779. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont Dog Boarding & Behavior is offerening an interactive workshop with lecture, video, demonstrations, and materials. Info: www.vermontdogtrainer.com.

MONTPELIER – Ice on Fire Winter Festival. North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St. Activities for all ages, winter games, theater, song and storytelling. Opening parade at 2 p.m. Bonfire at 4 p.m.. Hot food and drink served. Bring xcountry skis, snowshoes, masks, noisemakers, and friends! Suggested donation $1 child, $3 adult, $5 family. Email jwalrafen@gmail.com for more info or to volunteer.

Vermont Virtuosi: Sizzling Sonatas. Unitarian Church of Montpelier. 130 Main St. 2 p.m. Vermont Virtuosi will present a quartet of “hot” duos for flute and piano that span three centuries. Flutist and artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer will be joined by concert pianist Diane Huling in a program of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Reinecke, neo-classical Russian composer Otar Taktakishvili, and Walter Gieseking. Admission is free; donations ($10 suggested) are welcome.Info: www.LAMaurerFlute.com or 802-881-9153.

WARREN – Scrag Mountain Music featuring the Aizuri Quartet. Warren United Church 4 p.m. Come as you are. Pay what you can.

Monday, January 30
WATERBURY – Monthly Coloring Crew Winterfest Edition. Waterbury Public Library. 6-8 p.m. Come in from the cold, get creative and find your Zen moment with winter coloring. Hot chocolate and cookies provided. No registration required. Teens through adults only.

WOODBURY – “Coffee, Cake, and Conversation” hour. Woodbury Community Library, 69 Valley Lake Rd. 5:30-7 p.m. followed by slide presentation and discussion of “The Natural (and Unnatural) History of the Common Loon.” Eric Hanson, a biologist for the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, details the threats facing loons in Vermont. Free and open to public. Info: 472-5710 or woodbury@vals.state.vt.us. Inclement weather date Feb 13.

Tuesday, January 31
WATERBURY – Origami Crafting. Waterbury Public Library. 3-4 p.m. Create and decorate a penguin, star, tree or snowman. For ages 8-11. Please call to register.

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