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February 10th, 2016

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Wednesday, February 10
EAST MONTPELIER – Community presentation on Opiate Addiction. U-32 High School Auditorium. 6:30-8 p.m. Skip Gates is the father of Will Gates, a UVM student who tragically overdosed on heroin. Skip shares the documentary film “The Opiate Effect” and discusses the impact that experience has had on his family. He seeks to educate young people and their parents about the dangers of opiate prescription drug and heroin use.

MONTPELIER – Farmers Night Free Concert Series: Doug Perkins and the Bessette Quartet. Vermont Statehouse House Chamber. 7:30 p.m.

OLLI Spring Program: Do Plants Think? Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30 p.m. Presented by Tree Care Specialist Lincoln Earle-Centers

Herbs, Spices & Foods for Romance with Heather Irvine, Giving Tree Botanicals. VCIH, 252 Main St. 6-8 p.m. $16/$14 for members (includes $4 materials fee). Through the ages many herbs, spices & foods have been used to enhance feelings of well-being and love. Learn the folklore and science behind the old and new stories. We will create and try recipes that feature the most delightful herbs, foods & spices.

Thursday, February 11
MONTPELIER – Father & Daughter Valentine Dance. Capitol Plaza. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fathers and daughters join us for this special valentine celebration. Dancing, refreshments and FUN! $20 per family in advance, $25 per family at the door. Tickets available at the Montpelier Recreation Department.

Member-Owner Appreciation Day. Hunger Mountain Coop. Come feel the love and receive a 5% discount on purchases all day long! (Not a Member? Join today at Customer Service for just $15.) In addition to the shopping discount, we will be showing our love by having lots of great raffles to enter. Including a $100 gift card to The Coop and a Fair Trade basket filled with $50 worth of produce! From 3-5 p.m., bring the kids upstairs to the Community Room to decorate cookies and valentines. Sign up for a free chair massage in the Cafe from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

PLAINFIELD – William Shakespeare’s comedy ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. 7 p.m. Performed by Plainfield Little Theater. $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors. For tickets and more information contact Tom Blachly at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net.

Friday, February 12
BARRE – The Taj Mahal Trio. Barre Opera House. 7:30 p.m. A 2-time Grammy winner, composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Vermont blues standout Dave Keller opens. The concert is part of the TD Bank Celebration Series. $24-48 – order tickets through the box office at 476-8188, or online at www.barreoperahouse.org.

MONTPELIER – Naturalist Journeys: Polar Bear Wonderland. Unitarian Church in Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. Hundreds of earth’s largest terrestrial predators converge on the Hudson Bay’s frigid shores for six restless weeks each fall. Join naturalist and expedition leader Sean Beckett on a photographic exploration of the ecology, culture, and uncertain future of the King of the Arctic.

PLAINFIELD – William Shakespeare’s comedy ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. 7 p.m. Performed by Plainfield Little Theater. $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors. For tickets and more information contact Tom Blachly at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net.

SOUTH ROYALTON – “The Vagina Monologues” performed by Vermont Law School students, faculty and staff. Benefits Safeline Vermont, a regional organization that serves victims of domestic and sexual violence. Chase Community Center at VLS. 7:30-10 p.m. Tickets—$5 in advance, $8 at the door—include admittance to a 7 p.m. reception with light refreshments. Tickets may be purchased on campus and online at eventbrite.com.

Saturday, February 13
BARRE – Mother & Son Valentine Bowling. Twin City Family Fun Center. Noon to 1:30 p.m. $15 per person. Arrive by 11:45 a.m. Mothers and Sons join us for this special valentine celebration. Bowling, refreshments and FUN! Pre-Register by February 12.

BOLTON – Bolton Lodge & Bryant Cabin Restoration Fundraiser. Bolton Valley Resort. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Green Mountain Club had been raising money to restore these two historic cabins on the Catamount trail. Family Fun Downhill Race and Nordic Scanvenger Hunt

MONTPELIER – “Give it UPP” Auction Fundraiser. Vermont College of Fine Arts Alumni Hall. 6:30-11 p.m. Benefits Union Elementary School Playground Project. Tickets $25. May be purchased from Capitol Stationers or online from EventBrite.com. Enjoy 3 Penny Cash Bar, Live & Silent Auction, Savory Snacks & Desserts from VT Tech Culinary Arts & Hel’s Kitchen (Gluten Free Dessert Tray), the Dave Keller Band and More!

Valentine’s Day at Montpelier Lodge of Elks #924. 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour, 6:30 surf and turf dinner, 7:30 dance to the Chin Hippies. $30 per person, $10 for band only. Reservations for dinner by Feb 8 802-223-2600. Silent auction.

DANCE: Faculty/Student Works in Progress. Contemporary Dance and Fitness Studio. 7 p.m. Faculty and Students show recent Works in Progress in Modern, Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Break. Donation: $10 adults, $5 kids

PLAINFIELD – William Shakespeare’s comedy ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. 7 p.m. Performed by Plainfield Little Theater. $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors. For tickets and more information contact Tom Blachly at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net.

EarthWalk Field Institute presents: Tracking the Wild. Adventure through the snowy woods learning to read the stories of the wild with EarthWalk Director Angella Gibbons. Hawthorn Meadow, located on the Goddard College Campus. 1-4 p.m. $25 per person. Registration required in advance. Call 802-454-8500 or email info@earthwalkvermont.org. For more info, go to www.earthwalkvermont.org. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

RANDOLPH – Saturday Information Sessions at Vermont Tech. Information sessions and campus tours from 10 a.m to noon. Registration recommended. Admissions at 800.442.8821

WILLIAMSTOWN – Valentine’s Day Celebration. Ainsworth Public Library, 2338 VT Rte 14 (Main Street) 10 a.m. Music, storytelling, snacks, and a make your own Valentine craft table. Everyone will be encouraged to participate and to make extra Valentines for sharing. Program is free and open to the public. Children do need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information 433-5887 or ainsworthpubliclibrary.org.

Sunday, February 14
DUXBURY – Snowshoe Duxbury with GMC. Moderate. 5 miles round trip. Snowshoe to Montclair Glen Lodge from Couching Lion parking lot. Meet at Montpelier High School. Contact Michael Chernick at 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time.

EAST MONTPELIER – Valentine’s Day Feast. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Route 2. 1-3 p.m. Eat-in or take out (call ahead for takeout). Stuffed Chicken Breast, Potatoes, Vegetables, Roll, & Dessert. Plus, we will have a 50/50 raffle. Enter through the back of the building at the ramp. Price: your choice of donation. Call or email Rita at Twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net 802 223 3322

PLAINFIELD – William Shakespeare’s comedy ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. 7 p.m. Performed by Plainfield Little Theater. $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors. For tickets and more information contact Tom Blachly at 229-5290 or at blachly@together.net.

WATERBURY – Northeast Fiddlers Assoc. monthly jam and meet. American Legion, Stowe St. Noon to 5 p.m. Fiddlers and Public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. Contact: Lee Deyette (802)-728-5188.

Monday, February 15
EAST MONTPELIER – East Montpelier-Calais Historical Societies Meeting. Four Corner School. 7 p.m. Speaker David Coburn will talk about the towns of East Montpelier and Calais carving from the wilderness in the 1780’s and the granting of these towns by the State of Vermont.

MONTPELIER – Medicine Bundles with Linda River Valente. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Create a healing bundle for yourself or Sacred Giveaway. Bring your joys and sorrows, fears and visions. Let’s wrap it up and start the magic. Teens especially welcome. $8 Member-Owners/$12 Non Members. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

GAL Program. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1-2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Learn more about volunteering for the Guardian Ad Litem program in Washington County. The program is in need of volunteers to help vulnerable children in the court system. Learn about the need, number of foster children in VT, and basics of the program and hear from current GALs about why they volunteer.

PLAINFIELD – EarthWalk After School Programs Open House. 3:30-6 p.m. EarthWalk Vermont invites children ages 8 to 12 interested in learning more about EarthGirls and EarthScouts after school programs to spend an afternoon at an Open House. Info or to register to attend, email anika@earthwalkvermont.org or call 802-454-8500.

RANDOLPH – Legislative Breakfast at Vermont Tech Randolph. 7:30-9 a.m. Legislators attending will include House Members Patsy French, Marjorie Ryerson, Jim Masland and Tim Briglin, and Senator Mark MacDonald. The breakfast will be held on the Vermont Technical College campus at the Langevin Farmhouse conference room on Furnace St. $5 donation is suggested. Info: Perry Kacik at 802-276-2143 or by email at perrykacik@aol.com.

WATERBURY – CVHHH public foot care clinic. Waterbury Senior Center, 14 Stowe St. 8:30 a.m. to noon. To reserve spot, contact 802-244-1234. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

Tuesday, February 16
BARRE – Poetry Contest. Next Chapter Bookstore, 162 N. Main St. 6 p.m. Prizes for different age categories. Local celebrity judges.

HARDWICK – “Deep Winter Garlic Tasting”. A free garlic tasting of at least 8 different local varieties upstairs in the Buffalo Mountain Coop’s Cafe. 5-7 p.m. They will be prepared raw and roasted in oil so you can taste the differences. Info: frey@buffalomountaincoop.org or 472-6020

MONTPELIER – Alexander Technique Workshop: Preventing Pain and Injury/Improving Performance in Everyday Life and Work with Katie Back, certified Alexander Technique Teacher. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-7:30 p.m. This workshop will explore every day movements and how they affect everything we do. Discover something new about yourself and learn self-help practices to begin the process of change in your body. Bring a notebook. Due to the limited size of workshop, Katie will be contacting attendees to request a confirmation with a prepayment via Eventbrite. $8 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Armchair Travel – Prague to Budapest. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 6:30-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Have you ever wondered what a trip on a river boat along the Danube River would be like? Are you curious to see the inside of a riverboat? Travel from Prague to Budapest with photos of many of the sights along the way.

WILLIAMSTOWN – “The Building of I-89: Montpelier to Waterbury a Personal Perspective” a narrated photo-video presentation by David Newhall of over 200 personal photos documenting I-89 construction in this area. At The Gardens in Williamstown. 6:30 p.m. Open discussion to follow. Refreshments will be served. Info: 433-5887 or go to ainsworthpubliclibrary.com.

CVHHH public foot care clinic. The Gardens, 2844 VT-14. 8 a.m. to noon. To reserve spot, contact Allison Jones at 802-223-1878. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

Wednesday, February 17
EAST MONTPELIER – CVHHH public foot care clinic. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Route 2. 8:30 a.m. to noon. To reserve spot, contact 802-223-3322. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

MONTPELIER – Farmers Night Free Concert Series. Intimate Grandeur: Vermont’s Statehouse. House Chamber, Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 p.m. The Statehouse is one of Vermont’s architectural gems. Musical performance by a variety of artists, pageantry, and words by author Nancy Price Graf and State Curator David Schutz, accompanied by the visuals of Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.

OLLI: Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1:30-3 p.m. Drawing on 25 years of work in the field of addiction, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Director Debby Haskins will outline the positions of SAM-VT, a non-profit group which opposes the legalization and commercialization of marijuana. The use of MSAC facilities for this event does not constitute an endorsement by MSAC or the City of Montpelier.

Thursday, February 18
BARRE – CVHHH public foot care clinic. Tilden House, 16 S. Main St. 1-5 p.m. To reserve spot, contact Allison Jones at 802-223-1878. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

MARSHFIELD – Citizen Science. Jaquith Public Library. 7 p.m. We invite naturalists, farmers, gardeners, sugarers, hunters, fishers, anyone who pays close attention to weather, plants or animals to come compare notes and discuss launching a local citizen science project to track trends on our environment. Leila Nordmann, director of programs at the Fairbanks Museum will describe its “Community of Observers” project and guide us through the complexities of such projects.

MONTPELIER – Elemental Magick Series – Water with Fearn Lickfield: co director of the Green Mt School of Druidry, Geomancer. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn lore, tools and techniques to connect, co-create and heal with the Elements; including songs, rituals, herbs, nature spirits, and embodiment practices. $7 Member-Owners/$10 Non-Members. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

PLAINFIELD – EarthWalk Village School and Teen Land Project Open House. Children aged 6-12 can spend the morning on the land with current students as part of our flagship program, the Village School. For teens between the ages of 13-17, spend the morning with our Teen Land Project. This weekly outdoor program is also guided by skillful and caring mentors to build the skills, knowledge and experience needed to live sustainably with one another and the land while co-creating projects to serve the greater community. Questions or to register, please email anika@earthwalkvermont.org or call 454-8500.

WAITSFIELD – CVHHH public foot care clinic. Evergreen Place, 5308 Main St. 8:30 a.m. to noon. To reserve spot, contact Allison Jones at 802-223-1878. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

Friday February 19
MONTPELIER – Indoor Garden Workshop: Salad Greens with Peter Burke. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. This workshop will focus on growing a steady supply of fresh greens with only a cupboard and a windowsill. $10 Member-Owners/$12 Non-Members. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

TUNBRIDGE – Tunbridge Public Library Winter Evenings “From Flax to Linen” program with linen spinster & weaver Sue Cain. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 802-889-9404.

Saturday February 20
MIDDLESEX – Snowshoe Middlesex with GMC. Moderate. 6+/- miles round trip. White Rock via the Middlesex Trail. Contact Steve or Heather Bailey at stevecbailey@gmail.com or 1-609-424-9238 for meeting time and place.

MONTPELIER – Creative Ideas for Community-Focused Celebrations with Caitlin Frauton, Founder and Lead Coordinator at DIY Wedding Mentor. Hunger Mountain Coop. 1-2 p.m. This workshop explores creative ways to plan community-focused celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other meaningful occasions for 50 to 150 people, and ways to ensure your event has a positive impact on the environment, local food systems, and the greater local community. Free. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

NORTHFIELD – Chicken N’ Biscuit Dinner. American Legion Post 63. 5-7 p.m. Post Dance with Classic Rewind. 7-11 p.m. Open to the public. Dinner $10, dance $5 cover

Monday February 22
BARRE – CVHHH public foot care clinic. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4. 8 a.m. to noon. To reserve spot, contact 802-479-9512. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

MONTPELIER – Lyme Magnetic Protocol with Alicia Feltus, Clinical Nutritionist and Health Coach. Hunger Mountain Coop. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Learn about Biomagnetic Pairs: pairs of magnets placed on the body to neutralize Ph creating an environment where pathogens can’t thrive. Free. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Introduction to Indigenous Ethnobotany: Part I of Wabanaki Ethnobotany Series with Dr. Frederick M. Wiseman. VCIH, 252 Main St. 6-9 p.m. $17/$15 for members (or $15 for each class if taking entire class series). The first program in the series introduces the discipline of Ethnobotany and its relation to the mission of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, including Ethnobotany’s intellectual focus, history, methodologies and techniques.

CVHHH public foot care clinic. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. 1-4 p.m. To reserve spot, contact 802-223-2518. $15. Bring clippers, basin, towel, foot-soak powder and lotion and plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Info: www.cvhhh.org/footcare or call 802-223-1878.

RANDOLPH – Stock Market Update & Investment Strategies: Focus on Fixed Incomes. With Leo Connolly of Edward Jones. Gifford Conference Center. 3-4 p.m. Free. Seating is limited to 30 participants. Register/info: (802) 728-2787.

Vermont Climate Economy Summit: Ideas to Action. VT Technical College. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This Summit on Vermont’s Climate Change Economy will bring together over 400 innovative business, non-profit, and community leaders, elected officials, public policy advocates, students and interested residents to consider the best ways to grow Vermont jobs linked to adaptation, mitigation, and reversing the effects of climate change. Info: 802 223-6091. Pre-register online at http://www.vtrural.org/summit16

Tuesday, February 23
MONTPELIER – Experience Avatar with Jill Davie, Avatar Master. Hunger Mountain Coop. 6-7 p.m. Experience four exercises that will help you uncover limiting beliefs, experience the power of your will and your attention and feel more connected to others. Free. Pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or info@hungermountain.coop

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont Meeting. Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 5:30-7 p.m. Rainbow Umbrella brings LGBTQ individuals from Central VT together to plan and hold events such as bowling, discussion group, ukulele, and Tea Dances, to foster community and increase LGBTQ visibility in the region. Info: rucvtadmin@pridecentervt.org

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