Wednesday, March 4
BARRE – Micro Business Development Program. Business Planning Workshop Series: Automating Your Marketing Plan. Getting the word out using social media and traditional media, advertising and promotion. 20 Gable Place. 6-8 p.m.
HARDWICK – Cross-country Ski Hardwick with GMC. Moderate. 6 miles. Hardwick Trails. The trailhead is behind Hazen Union School. Let’s meet there at 1 p.m. For details, Contact Leader: Steve Lightholder at 479-2304.
MONTPELIER – Teas of the World 5-week program at North Branch Cafe. 10-11:30 a.m. Green Tea and the Customs of Tea. Learn about the many options for green tea and how to be sure you have a perfect cup. Explore the cultural presentations. $10 for single session. Must pre-register.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: The Good, The Bad, The Wolf with biologist Walter Medwid. Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 1:30-3 p.m. Biologist Walter Medwid, former executive director of the Interna-tional Wolf Center (MN) and past director of the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Northern Woodlands Stewardship Center (VT), will discuss the place of wolves in our ecosystem, their reintroduction, and their future. Open to the public. $5 suggested donation to Osher.
Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays Lecture Series. “Dealing with Foreign Terrorism” with former CIA Chief of Counterterrorism Haviland Smith. Unitarinan Church, 7 p.m. Info: 262-2626 or info@vermont humanities.org.
Tree Medicine for the Earth with Fearn Lickfield, Green Mountain School of Druidry at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St. 6-8 p.m. www.vtherbcenter.org $12/$10 for members; pre-registration required. In this workshop you will journey to the Sacred Grove of the Druids to meet your tree ally and gather its medicine. Fearn will introduce you to the earth energy web and the basics of earth acu-puncture using tree essences.
PLAINFIELD – The American Red Cross Babysitter’s Safety Training Session. Cutler Memorial Library. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Ages 11-15. Must pre-register at 454-8504. American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, exciting video, role-plays and lively discussions.
Friday, March 6
EAST MONTPELIER – Death Cafe at Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons. 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come on the first Friday of each month, drink tea and discuss death. Group discussion about death with no agenda, objectives or themes. Not a grief support or counseling session. Bring you lunch, or buy lunch at TVSC for $4. FREE and open to everyone.
MONTPELIER – Lenten Fish Dinners hosted by Central Vermont Catholic School at St. Augustine’s Church. Dinner includes soup, salad, fish, starch, vegetable, roll and dessert. The cost is $10 for adult, $6 for kids, $29 for a family of 4 (kids 3 and under are free). Come join us for great food, weekly raffles and fellowship, with all proceeds going to Central Vermont Catholic School.
TUNBRIDGE – Preventing Cancer Talk. “A Heretic in the Lab – Preventing Cancer.” Tunbridge Library Winter Evenings talk by medical researcher Michael B. Sporn, M.D. 7 p.m. Free. For information call 802-889-9404.
WATERBURY CENTER – GMC Taylor Lecture Series: “Mountains at 15 Knots: Norway from the Deck of Hurtigruten” by Reidun and Andrew Nuquist. GMC headquarters 7 p.m. Admission $5 members/$8 nonmembers; kids under 12 free.
Annual Pork Loin takeout dinner. Community Church, Rte 100 next to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Dinners can be picked up between 4 and 6 p.m. and enjoyed at home. The cost is $9 for pork loin and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls, applesauce and dessert. Advance reservations are a must, 244-8089.
Saturday, March 7
BARRE – Family Friendly “BARN DANCE” at American Legion Post 10. 5:30-9 p.m. $5 each or $15 for family of 4 or more. DJ, music, light snacks, and fun provided. Silent auction, bake sale, and freshly spun cotton candy also available for purchase.
25th Annual Flea Market at Central Vermont Catholic School. 79 Summer St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques, jewelry, collectibles, crafts, white elephant, books, food concession and food fair. Admission $1. Children under 12 free. Info: Kim Whitcomb at 272-6599.
Saturday, March 7:
Ninth Annual Kaleidoscope of Talent show to benefit Green Mountain United Way starting at 7 p.m. at the Spaulding High School Auditorium. Ę21 great acts by amateur vocalists, instrumentalists, dancers and comedians in 4 age groups.ĘCash prizes. Call 802-229-9532 for tickets or purchase at the door.ĘVisit www.gmunitedway.org/kaleidoscope.shtml for more information.
Opening Reception for 3 New Art Exhibits at Studio Place Arts. 201 N. Main St. 5-7 p.m. Featured Artwork: Untitled by Susan Calta, Montpelier (cut paper artwork, from Devas & Demon Series) in the Rock-Paper-Scissors Exhibit.
BETHEL – 10th ANNUAL Home Show and Business Expo at Whitcomb High School gymnasium. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Products and services from solar power for your home or business to gifts and delicious edible items such as fudge and pickles. The Bethel Business Association will have a silent auction and raffle featuring prizes donated by participating vendors and local businesses.
EAST MONTPELIER – Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Old Brick Church. 5:30 p.m.Adults $11, Children under 5 $5. Reservations call Nancy at 454-8456.
MONTPELIER – Live Music with Borealis Guitar Duo at The North Branch CafŽ. 41 State St. 7:30 p.m. Traditional Celtic, Klezmer, Scandinavian and Americana Music. Info: 802-552-8105 or www.thenorth-branch.com
MORETOWN – The Moretown Historical Society will host Bingo at the Moretown Town Hall (downstairs).Doors open at 11:30 a.m., games begin at noon. Refreshments are available. Questions, please contact Denise at 496-2090.
WARREN – The Tsunamibots is playing a live concert at The Pine Tree Pub. 7508 Sugarbush Vlg Mountainside Dr. 9 p.m. Free. 21+ Info: 802-496-7463 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Tree-Pub/176409355723726
WORCESTER – Worcester Rangers Snowmobile Club Breakfast and Lunch. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donuts, coffee, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Worcester Village at the Calais Road near the Worcester School and Sand Pit. Free trailer parking, gas available right in center Worcester. Fundraiser for the Rangers. Come and chat with lots of other snowmobilers! Snowmobile Trail: C212.
Sunday, March 8
BARRE – Montpelier Antiques Market. Up to 24 dealers offer furniture, primitives, books & more. Canadian Club, Rte 14, $2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $5 early buyers at 8 a.m. www.montpelierantiquesmarket.com
MONTPELIER – Ride for the Bridge Indoor Cycling Marathon. First in Fitness, (behind City Hall). 9 a.m. to noon. An indoor cycling (spinning) marathon to benefit the Cross Vermont Trail’s campaign to build a bridge across the Winooski River in East Montpelier and associated trails. Use First in Fitness indoor bikes or bring your wind trainer. Three-hour ride can be done individually or in teams. Each hour features a different instructor and a different music playlist, for all levels of rider. Snacks, fresh fruit and drinks provided, plus a Tech T-shirt for all. $55 for individual; $90 for teams of two or three. All proceeds to the Build the Bridge campaign.
Monday, March 9
BARRE – Barre Blood Drive. Bare Elks Lodge behind the Aldrich Public Library. 11:30-5 p.m. Project Independence is the sponsor and all presenting donors will receive a coupon for $5 off at Freihofer Bakery Outlet. All blood types are urgently needed. Make your appointment now by calling 1-800- RED CROSS or by logging onto www.redcrossblood.org
Tuesday, March 10
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard at South Side Tavern. 9 p.m., no cover.
DUXBURY – Snowshoe Duxbury with GMC. Moderate. 3.2 miles round trip. Long Trail on Bamforth Ridge, from Duxbury Road to Duxbury Window. Experience our LT section in snow. Bring lunch, water, and ski poles. Snow conditions will determine other equipment needs. Contact Reidun and Andrew Nuquist at 223-3550 for meeting time and place.
Wednesday, March 11
BARRE – Spaulding’s Project Graduation is having an event at the South Barre McDonald’s. Between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. McDonald’s will give Spaulding’s Project Graduation 20% of the profits from that time.
MONTPELIER – Armchair Travel: El Camino de Santiago Compestela. MSAC. 6:30-8 p.m. If you missed the chance last spring to walk The Camino de Santiago Compostela with Whit and Barbara Dall, here is a chance to catch it the second time around! The Camino is a 500-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. View photographs and learn more about the trip. The last in our Armchair Travel Series, so don’t miss out!
Teas of the World 5-week program at North Branch Cafe. 10-11:30 a.m. White, Yellow and Dark teas – the lesser known teas. Why are these teas not familiar in the US? How are they different and what to look for in selecting them. $10 for single session. Must pre-register.
How Spirit Comes into Our Lives. Kellogg Hubbard Library. 6:30 p.m. Do you ever get the feeling there’s more to life than meets the eye? Are you a seeker looking for spiritual meaning in your life? All are welcome to the open discussion. Hosted by Eckankar, the religion of the Light and Sound of God. More information: www.eckankar-vt.org and 800-772-9390.
Best Medicinal Garden Plants with Heather Irvine, Giving Tree Botanicals. Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, 252 Main St. 6-8 p.m. www.vtherbcenter.org$15/$13 for members ($3 materials fee included); pre-registration required. Participants will take home a small collection of seeds, as well as a list of resources to help you get started.
Brownbag Lunch Panel: Do We Still Need Women’s History? Vermont History Museum, Pavilion Building, 109 State St. Noon to 1 p.m. Celebrate Women’s History Month over lunch by learning from a panel of esteemed historians and scholars addressing questions facing women’s history in the 21st century: Moderated by Cary Brown, the executive director of the Vermont Commission on Women, panelists include Dr. Felicia Kornbluh, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont; Dr. Marilyn Blackwell, independent historian; and Holly Allen, Assistant Professor of American Studies at Mid-dlebury College. Free and open to public. Info (802) 828-2180.
Thursday, March 12
EAST MONTPELIER – Rabies Shot Clinic at East Montpelier Fire Dept. 54 Village Acres. 6-8 p.m. Cost is $14.00 per dog or cat. All proceeds benefit EMFD. Town Clerks from Calais and East Montpelier will be in attendance to license and register dogs at a separate cost.
Windows on Waldorf at Orchard Valley. OVWS East Montpelier Campus, Grades building, 2290 VT Rt. 14 N. 6:30-8 p.m. Come explore the rich grade school curriculum and see student work with a faculty guide during our Windows on Waldorf evening! Learn what an Orchard Valley Waldorf education offers your child. Registration recommended: email@example.com or call 456-7400.
Friday, March 13
BARRE – St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Barre Congregational Church. 6 p.m. $11 adult,Ę$5 child under 10. Call for reservations 476-6869.
MONTPELIER – Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars perform at Positive Pie. 22 State St. 10 p.m.
Building a Tiny House and Permaculture Gardens on a Budget with Erin Keith. 5:30-7 p.m. This slide show will take you step-by-step through the process of building a 12’x20’ off-grid house, as well as permac-ulture projects like herb spirals and Perennial Polycultures. Free. Held in the Hunger Mountain Coop community room. Access to freight elevator through back room available upon request. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAINFIELD – The Twinfield Drama Club presents “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, directed by Tom Blachly. Assistant Director: Laura Cassetty. Featuring area students from Twinfield Union School, U-32, and Montpelier High School. Performance dates: March 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and March 15 at 2 p.m. at Twinspace, Twinfield Union School, 106 Nasmith Brook Rd. Tickets: $10 general admis-sion, $5 students and seniors. Call 426-3955 for information and ticket reservations.
Saturday, March 14
ADAMANT – Maple Jam perform a capella jazz at the Adamant Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Optional potluck at 5:30 before the music. Tickets are $10 in advance at the Adamant Co-op or $15 at the door. Part of the Adamant Winter Music Series.
BARRE – The Logger and Fiddler with Rusty DeWees and Patrick Ross. Barre Opera House. 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 802-476-8188.
Hedding Players Presents “WHO KILLED THE DIRECTOR?” with roast pork dinner. Hedding United Methodist Church 40 Washington St. Shows at noon and 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Women & Chil-dren First, 114 N Main St or call 476-8946. $20 includes dinner, show and clues to solve the murder! Your ticket supports Hedding’s many local ministries and the global initiative Imagine No Malaria.
MONTPELIER – Live Music with Rebecca Singer at The North Branch Cafe. 41 State St. 7 p.m. Acoustic Folk. CD Release Party
Tree Pruning Workshop with John Snell, Co-Chair Montpelier Tree Board. 1-3 p.m. Learn about the basics of tree pruning. 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. Please meet in The Coop’s Community Room. Free. Please pre-register: sign up on the Coop workshop bulletin board or contact us at 223-8000 x202 or email@example.com
PLAINFIELD – Winter Tree Identification Workshop. Hawthorn Meadow, Goddard College. 1-4 p.m. Join EarthWalk mentor Anika Klem as we learn about bark and buds of trees and shrubs in the North Woods and how to identify them without their leaves. $25, pre-registration required. No one turned away for lack of funds. This is part of the EarthWalk Field Institute’s Earth Skills.
The Twinfield Drama Club presents “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, directed by Tom Blachly. 7 p.m. See March 13 for details.
Sunday, March 15
BARRE – Vermont Philharmonic’s Annual Family Concert at Barre Opera House. 2 p.m. This year’s lively theme is “Espana!”, with wonderful music of Spain. Lou Kosma will be conducting, with Robert Blais, Artistic Director, and the Green Mountain Youth Symphony playing alongside of the Vermont Philharmonic. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from the Barre Opera House box office, 476-8188 or on line at www.vermontphilharmonic.org.
PLAINFIELD – The Twinfield Drama Club presents “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare, directed by Tom Blachly. 2 p.m. See March 13 for details.
Monday, March 16
EAST MONTPELIER – SASH will be at Twin Valley Senior Center, Route 2, Blueberry Commons, for FREE blood pressure checks and a presentation of advance directives, and speak about preventing anxiety and depression. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to all Medicare beneficiaries, and free of charge.
Tuesday, March 17
BARRE – Open Mike with host John Lackard at South Side Tavern. 9 p.m., no cover.
EAST MONTPELIER – Twin Valley Senior Center celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and its March for Meals, with a corned beef and cabbage, carrots, potatoes, rolls, and apple crisp dinner! From 4-7 p.m. Spon-sored by the generosity of The Abbey Group of Enosburg, VT. This dinner is by DONATION for the benefit of Meals on Wheels; Help those homebound seniors that count on Meals on Wheels. TVSC, Route 2, Blueberry Commons, 223-3322.