Wednesday, May 20
BARRE – CVHHH Hospice Program’s Spring Time of Remembrance. 600 Granger Rd. 5:30-7 p.m. Join us to honor and remember those whom Hospice has served.
Suncommon at the Barre Farmer’s Market. Barre Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way. 3-6 p.m. Come on down to the inaugural Wednesday Evening Barre Farmer’s Market! Shop for local goodies, and stop by and chat with Taylor & Joel to learn how to go solar at no upfront cost!
BERLIN – “Berlin Pictures of the Past”, a presentation of photographs from years gone by. 7 p.m. following the annual potluck dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 1808 Scott Hill Road. Call Cheryl Poor, Potluck Coordinator 223-5306. No reservation required to attend the 7 p.m. program.
EAST MONTPELIER – Foot Clinic at Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons. Call CVHHH at 223-1898 to make an appointment and they will let you know what to bring with you. Fee $15. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Seniors, disabled, and veterans welcome. Keep your feet healthy for lots of spring walking. After your appointment, stay for a wonderful nutritious meal, seniors $4; others $5. Bingo at 1 p.m. We welcome everyone, lots of free parking, no meters at TVSC. Handicapped accessible by ramp.
MONTPELIER – Massage Clinic. Erika Peterson offers Integrative massage, which includes a variety of techniques to individualize each session for the client’s needs. 15 min. chair massages by donation; 50 min. table massages on sliding scale starting at $25. 249-4115 for an appointment. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 223-2518
Electromagnetic Radiation and Your Health with Ray Pealer, EMR Safety Consulting. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. A growing number of medical experts recognize electromagnetic radiation (EMR) as an emerging public health issue. Join us in this hands-on workshop in which we learn everything from the basics to easy step by step solutions, including creating a sleep sanctuary. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MORETOWN – Local Author To Speak At Moretown Library. The Moretown Library will present an author’s visit by Moretown writer John Hilferty at 6:30 p.m. Hilferty is the author of two novels, Moonlight in Vermont and From the Dead, and also two photographic histories, The Mad River Valley, and Skiing in the Mad River Valley, published with his photographer wife, Ellie, by Arcadia Publishing.
WATERBURY – Code for Kids: Learn to write computer code using simple programs such as Scratch, Arduino, and Hopscotch. For kids in 4th through 6th grades. 3-4 p.m. Class size is limited, so sign up early! Please call 244-7036 to register your child. Free.
WOODBURY – Arming the Union: Vermont Gunmakers and the Technology that Shaped America. Hosted by Friends of Woodbury Library (FOWL) with support from a Vermont Humanities Council speaker’s grant. Free with light refreshments. Woodbury Community Library, 69 Valley Lake Rd, 7 p.m. Contact: Elizabeth Hansen, (802) 456-1630.
Thursday, May 21
HARDWICK – Learn more about home sharing! Join us for a free information session at the Community Lunch held at the United Church of Christ from noon to 1 p.m. Walk-ins welcome or call ahead to RSVP, Home Share Now 479-8544.
MONTPELIER – Live Music with James Secor: Original songs on Kora and guitar. The North Branch Café. 41 State St. 7:30 p.m.
Montpelier Dare to be Square Dance with Run Mountain! American Legion Post 3, Main St. 7:30 p.m. $5 admission. Bust down & square dance! Join your hosts Kick ‘Em Jenny in welcoming the fabulous Run Mountain playing with magical Lausanne Allen calling at the Dare to be Square in Montpelier. Be there or be square!
Third Thursday: Stories in Stitches. Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. 12 p.m. Ellen Thompson from the Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America presents Vermont-made samplers made by girls in Vermont between 1791 and 1840. Come hear the stories they have to tell. Free. Bring your bag lunch! Info: Amanda Gustin at email@example.com or (802) 828-2180.
PLAINFIELD – Catching the Fire of Hope Teen Poetry, Music, Fire & Snacks. Erok’s, 113 Creamery St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come hear the voices of local teen poets who’ve been part of teen poetry workshop “Catching the Fire of Hope,” sponsored by the Cutler Memorial Library in Plainfield. Bring your own creative fire and join the fun! Also bring a snack to share if you like. Questions? Call Erok at 454-1979.
Saturday, May 23
BROOKFIELD – Brookfield Floating Bridge Celebration. Starting at 11 a.m., food and memorabilia vendors, Art Bus for kids, Old Town Hall bridge history. Parade and opening ceremony at 2 p.m. Bear Hill Jammers play at 8 p.m.
HARDWICK – Kiwanis Spring Festival. The day starts with a 5K Run and the Main Street parade at 11 a.m. Festivities continue at Atkins Field on Granite St. for outdoor exhibitors/vendors fair, crafts fair, rides, games and food until 4 p.m. The day ends with fireworks at dusk.
PLAINFIELD – Yard Sale. Methodist Church. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
RANDOLPH – Home Alone and Safe. Children ages 8-11 learn how to safely respond to a variety of home alone situations, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Gifford’s Medical Center’s Family Center (beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery), $15; register with instructor Jude Powers at (802) 649-1841
WATERBURY – “Kids Creating Music” with Bob Brookens. Waterbury Public Library. 10 a.m. For ages 18 months – 4 years old
WILLIAMSTOWN – Memorial Day Festivities. Please join members of Williamstown Public Safety in honoring our veterans and celebrating the freedoms they made possible in a day-long event! Parade at 11 a.m. starting at Moose Club. Bake Sale to benefit Williamstown Auxiliary. Cookout by Grace Christian Church. Chicken BBQ (tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door). Car, Tractor, Ambulance, & Fire Truck Show. Face-painting and other entertainment for the kids. Bingo at the Public Safety Building in the afternoon. FIREWORKS!
Sunday, May 24
CABOT – Cabot Fire Dept Annual Pancake Breakfast. Cabot School Cafeteria. 7-11 a.m. $5. “All You Can Eat.” Pancakes, Sausage, Bacon, Muffins, Coffee, Juice.
Monday, May 25
DUXBURY – Waterbury Historical Society Memorial Day Ghost Walk. Holy Cross Cemetery located on Rte 100. 11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 26
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info: 476-3637.
MONTPELIER – ORCA Media’s Annual Meeting. 89 Main St. 5:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages provided! Be a part of ORCA, be a part of your community!
Bike Moretown with GMC. Moderate. 26 miles round trip. Montpelier to Moretown and back. Paved and dirt roads. Bring lunch and water. Contact Reidun and Andrew Nuquist at 223-3550 for meeting place and time.
Wednesday, May 27
MARSHFIELD – ”Reflections and Musings,” by Gregory Sanford. The Marshfield Historical Society in the Old Schoolhouse Common, School Street, presents a talk by Marshfield resident and Vermont’s first State Archivist, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Light refreshments. Free. For further information call 454-1680.
MONTPELIER – Green Mountain Youth Symphony Auditions. 3-9 p.m. To schedule an audition call Leah Wilhjelm at 802-888-4470 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 28
BARRE – Cub Scout Pack 717 Recruitment Day for boys in grades 1 to 5 (or 7 to 10 years old after June 1st) will be held at the Barre Congregational Church located at 35 Church Street at the Park in Barre City. (The church with the red doors) Info: Leslie Sanborn, 476-8399 or email@example.com.
COFFEE with a Cop. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St. 2 p.m. Officers from Barre City Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, relaxed environment to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.
EAST MONTPELIER – Take Out or Eat In Dinner at TVSC. Route 2, Blueberry Commons. $10 per person. Make a reservation by calling Susan at 223-6954. 4:40-6:30 p.m. Benefits Meals on Wheels Program at TVSC.
MONTPELIER – Feed Me Art student art exhibit. Montpelier High School gym. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free and handicapped accessible.
Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils with Tiffany Buongiorne. Hunger Mountain Coop community room. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Come learn how to make an all-purpose cleaner with essential oils! A great way to clean your house and it is safe and effective with no chemicals.$10 Member-Owners/$12 Non-Members. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 29
MONTPELIER – DONATIONS NEEDED: Adult and Children’s Clothes, Shoes, Furniture, Household items, Plants (please label name and type of plant and sunlight required such as indoor/outdoor). We cannot accept bike helmets, car seats, ski equipment, or cribs. Union Elementary School. 3-7 p.m. Contact: Kristin Darcy (802) 477-2547
PLAINFIELD – Cutler Memorial Library Plant and Book Sale. Route 2. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants of many kinds and thousands of books on all subjects. $5 a bag. Sponsored by Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library with all proceeds to the Library for books and programs. Info: Joyce Fowler, 454-8306.
Saturday, May 30
ADAMANT – Adamant Blackfly Festival. Parade, Fashion show, Poetry slam, Pie contest, live music, great food, family fun! Rain/shine. Adamant Co-op. 1313 Haggett Rd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: email@example.com, 223-5760
CABOT – Cabot Children’s Fishing Derby. For children under 16. Register in advance for free. Fish can be reported at Harry’s Hardware 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two top prizes for the girls and boys groups are gift cards to either R&L Archery in Barre or Riteway Sports in Hardwic.
EAST HARDWICK – Plant Swap. Caledonia Grange #9, 88 East Church St. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Swap Sisters will be on the lawn with plants to share. Everyone is welcome to take some plants home. If you have extra plants to bring along please make sure they are labeled and disease free. All types of plants are welcome; from annual vegetable and flower starts to perennial flowers, fruits and tubers. Stick around for the Children’s Parade starting at 11 a.m. with festivities to follow. firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-755-6336 for more info.
MONTPELIER – The Tsunamibots is playing a live concert at Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St. 10 p.m. Free. 21+
“Spring Into Summer” hosted by the Montessori School of Central Vermont at the Old Shelter in Hubbard Park. 10 a.m. to noon. Come celebrate the warm weather with snacks, crafts and outdoor science experiments! Dinner of the Month Raffle!! First prize gets you gift certificates from 12 local restaurants, and second prize is a dessert gift certificate. Tickets are $6 each or 3 for $15. If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket, please contact MSCVT, or buy some tickets at “Spring Into Summer.”
Live Music with Jason Mallery. The North Branch Café. 41 State St. 7:30 p.m. Jason Mallery is a singer songwriter who plays guitar and sings original songs with deep emotion.
City-Wide Tag Sale hosted by Montpelier Alive and the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club! The City-Wide Tag Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
DONATIONS NEEDED: Adult and Children’s Clothes, Shoes, Furniture, Household items, Plants (please label name and type of plant and sunlight required such as indoor/outdoor). We cannot accept bike helmets, car seats, ski equipment, or cribs. Union Elementary School. 7-9 a.m.
Union Elementary School Tag and Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will be used for the Union School Playground Project. Contact: Kristin Darcy (802) 477-2547
NORTHFIELD – Rock Band Night with Mirage. Northfield’s American Legion Post 63. 8 p.m. Cover $7.
PLAINFIELD – Cutler Memorial Library Plant and Book Sale. Route 2. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annuals, perennials, and vegetable plants of many kinds and thousands of books on all subjects. $5 a bag. Sponsored by Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library with all proceeds to the Library for books and programs. Info: Joyce Fowler, 454-8306.
SOUTH WOODBURY – Church Dinner at the Calais Woodbury United Church. “The Big White Church” on Route 14. Baked beans, BBQ chicken, Mac N Cheese, Potato Salad, Dessert, etc, 5:30-7 p.m. No reservations required. Questions: 232-1013 (Church) or 456-8161 (Mary).
TUNBRIDGE – Music Legends Jim Rooney & Pat Alger. Tunbridge Town Hall. 7:30 p.m. Grammy award winning record producer Jim Rooney and Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter Pat Alger will share a musical evening along with multi instrumentalist and songwriter Chris Brashear, long a member of Robin & Linda Williams “Fine Group”. Tickets in advance are available at www.mtnfolk.org and at the South Royalton Market, $15. At the door, $20. For information call 765-4454.
Paint, Battery & Fluorescent Bulb collection at the Tunbridge Transfer Station. Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is holding this event for FREE to all CVSWMD residents. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Books & textiles will also be collected for recycling. 802-229-9383 x105 for more information or go to www.cvswmd.org
WEBSTERVILLE – “Wildflower and Fern identification” nature walk with Suzy Klinefelter. Barre Town Forest, 44 Brook St. 1 p.m. Raindate – May 31.
Sunday, May 31
CABOT – Cabot Children’s Fishing Derby. For children under 16. Register in advance for free. Fish can be reported at Harry’s Hardware 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The two top prizes for the girls and boys groups are gift cards to either R&L Archery in Barre or Riteway Sports in Hardwic.
Monday, June 1
MONTPELIER – Savvy Speakers’ Free Open House. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6 p.m. Receive helpful tips on how to reduce public speaking anxieties and gain confidence. Call Margaret Ferguson 802-476-0908. Mlferguson2002@yahoo.com
Tuesday, June 2
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard. South Side Tavern, South Main St., no cover, 9 p.m. Info: 476-3637.
MONTPELIER – Montpelier Parks Work Hike with GMC. All abilities. Give back to the city parks we enjoy year round. Approximately six hours, although all shorter shifts are welcome. Bring water, lunch, work clothes and gloves. Tools provided. Meet at Montpelier swimming pool parking lot on Elm St. at 9 a.m. Rain Date: Wednesday, June 3. Please contact Jill Aspinall at email@example.com or 224-9980.