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December 14th, 2017

Ongoing Events

All calendar submissions should be sent to editor@vt-world.com or mailed to The WORLD, Attn: Calendar, 403 U.S. Route 302, Barre, Vt. 05641. The deadline is 5:00 p.m., Thursday preceding publication. The Ongoing section is for free/low cost community events, which should be verified monthly. We are no longer able to include ongoing classes.

Ongoing Events

BARRE

Women & Children 1st, 114 N. Main St., Every Wednesday will be Senior Day. All seniors 55 & older will receive 10% off their purchases.

Central VT Adult Basic Education. Free classes. Pre-GED and high school diploma prep classes at Barre Learning Center, 46 Washington St. Info./pre-register 476-4588.

PAWS. Support for those grieving the loss of a beloved pet. Universalist Church. 1st Thursday of month. 7 p.m. Info. beyondthedog97@gmail.com

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont, an adult LGBTQ group, bowls at Twin City Lanes on Sunday afternoons twice a month. For dates and times: RUCVTAdmin@PrideCenterVT.org

Central Vermont Woodcarving Group. Free instruction projects for all abilities. Barre Congregational Church, Mondays 1-4 p.m. 479-9563

Rock & Soul Chorus. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd on 39 Washington St. Sing songs from the Sixties and beyond. Ability to read music is not required. No audition, but singers should be able to accurately sing back what’s been sung to them. All ages are welcome. Children under 13 should come with a parent.

Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild. Meets on third Tuesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church on Seminary Street from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont. Thursdays at The Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Playgroup. Aldrich Children’s Library, Every Wednesday 9:30-11AM (*Only during school year.). Sponsored by The Family Center of Washington County. www.fcwcvt.org

Additional Recyclables Collection Center. Open for collection Mon., Wed., Friday noon – 6 p.m., 3rd Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 540 N. Main St., Barre. Visit www.cvswmd.org for list of acceptable items.

Jabbok Christian Center Prayer Meeting. 8 Daniel Dr. 6:30-8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thursdays. Info: 479-0302

Medicare and You. New to Medicare? Have questions? We have answers. Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 N. Main St., Suite 200, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Call 479-0531 to register.

Celebrate Recovery. Recovery for all your hurts/habits/hang-ups. Christ Community Church, 43 Berlin St. across from R&L Archery, Monday, 6-8 p.m. 476-3221.

Wheelchair Basketball. Barre Evangelical Free Church, 17 So. Main St., Every other Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. Info 498-3030 (David) or 249-7931 (Sandy).

Aldrich Public Library Activities. 6 Washington St., 476-7550. Story Hour, Mondays & Tuesdays starting 9/22, 10:30 a.m. Reading Circle Book Club, 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Living & Learning Series, 1st Sundays, 1 p.m. Senior Day, 1st Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

Central Vermont Business Builders. Community National Bank, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8-9 a.m. Info. 777-5419.

Weekly Storytime. Next Chapter Bookstore, 158 North Main St., Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Info. 476-3114.

Overeaters Anonymous. Barre Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 39 Washington St. Saturdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. Use side entrance, go upstairs, and to the right. Info: Valerie, 279-0385.

Greater Barre Democrats. Town & City residents welcome. Aldrich Public Library, last Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Info 476-4185.

Play Group. St. Monica’s Church, lower level, Thursdays during school year, 9:30-11 a.m.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10. Meets at the post, first Thursday of each month (not July), 6:30 p.m.

Vermont Modelers Club. Building & flying model airplanes year-round, visitors welcome. Info. 485-7144.

Community Breakfast. First Presbyterian Church, 78 Summer St., 3rd Sunday of month, FREE, 7:30-9 a.m. 476-3966.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Support group. 23 Summer St., 1st & 3rd Weds., 10 a.m.-noon. 476-1480.

Friends of Aldrich Public Library. Aldrich Library, 2nd floor boardroom, 4th Tuesday of month, 6:30 p.m. Info. 476-7550.

Circle of Parents. Confidential support group for parents and caregivers. Meets Tuesday evenings. Info. 229-5724 or 1-800-CHILDREN.

Mothers of Preschoolers. Monthly get-togethers for crafts, refreshments, etc. Christian Alliance Church, 476-3221.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings in Barre, daily; call 802-229-5100 for latest times & locations; www.aavt.org.

Hedding United Methodist Activities & Meetings. 40 Washington Street, 476-8156. Choir, Thursdays 7 p.m; Free Community Supper, Fridays 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Community Service & Food Shelf Hours: Weds & Thurs. 3-5 p.m.

Turning Point Recovery Center. 489 N. Main St., Barre. Safe & supportive place for individuals/families in or seeking substance abuse recovery. Recovery coaching and other support programs; recreational facilities (pool, ping pong, games). Open Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 6-11 p.m. Making Recovery Easier, Tuesdays at 6 p.m.; Wit’s End parent support group, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; All Recovery support group Fridays at 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous: “Sane & Sober” group, Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.; “Living Sober” group, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Narcotics Anonymous: “When Enough is Enough” group, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. & Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Al-Anon: “Courage to Change” group, Saturdays at 5 p.m. (childcare provided). For help, or Info on special programs, call 479-7373.

Green Mountain Spirit Chapter. National women bikers club. 2nd Wed. of month; info grnmtnspirit@hotmail.com.

Grief & Bereavement Support Group 1 at the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice office, 600 Granger Road. This group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 10:00AM to 11:30AM. Free. Call Diana Moore at (802) 223-1878 with any questions.

Grief & Bereavement Support Group 2 at the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice office, 600 Granger Road. This group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Free. Call Diana Moore at (802) 223-1878 with any questions.

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs. Barre City Police, 15 Fourth St., 476-6613. Get rid of old or unused meds at these local permanent safe disposal sites.

BERLIN – Drop-in Meditation Sitting Group. W/Sherry Rhynard. CVMC, conf. room #2, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. sherry@easeofflow.com or 272-2736.

Barre Tones Women’s A Capella Chorus. Capital City Grange 6612 Rt 12. Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. www.barretonesvt.com 223-2039.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. For family and friends who lost someone to suicide. CVMC, conf. room #1, 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Info. 223-0924.

NAMI-VT Connection Recovery Support Group. Central Vermont Medical Center Boardroom, 130 Fisher Rd. Second Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. Free, 90-minute recovery support groups for people living with mental illness.

Cancer Support Group. With potluck. Second Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. Info. 229-5931.

Living w/ Advanced or Metastatic Cancer: Lunch provided, 2nd Tuesday of month, noon-1 p.m. Writing to Enrich Your Life: For anyone touched by cancer, 3rd Tuesday of each month, noon-1 p.m. Both held at CVMC Cancer Center resource room. Info. 225-5449.

Central Vermont Rotary Club. Visitors & potential members welcome. Steakhouse Restaurant, Mondays, 6:15 p.m. 229-0235.

Parkinsons Support Group. Woodbridge Nursing Home, 142 Woodridge Rd, third Thursdays, 10 a.m. Info. 439-5554.

Diabetes Support Program. CVMC, conf. rooms, first Thursday of month, 7-8 p.m., free. Info. 371-4152.

Civil Air Patrol. At the airport (blue hangar), Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Info at 229-5193.

Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Support Group. CVMC conference room #3, 4th Monday of month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 371-4304 or -4376.

Partners for Prevention-Alcohol & Drug Abuse Coalition. CVH, 2nd Weds. of month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Info 479-4250.

Savvy Speakers Toastmasters Club. BC/BS conf. room, Industrial Ln., 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Info. (802) 476-0908 or mlferguson2002@yahoo.com.

Birthing Center Open House. For parents, sibs, grandparents, etc. CVMC, 1st Wed. of month, 5:30-7 p.m. RSVP/Info. 371-4613.

Total Joint Replacement Class. CVMC. Conference Rms 1 & 2, free, first and third Thursdays of every month, 2-3. Info: 371-4357

Breastfeeding Support Group. CVMC Garden Path Birthing Center, 1st Monday of month, 5:30-7 p.m. Info. 371-4415.

Infant & Child Car Seat Inspections. Berlin Fire Station, free, first Friday of month, 12-4 p.m. Appointments required, 371-4198.

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs. Berlin Police, 108 Shed Rd., 223-4401. Get rid of old or unused meds at these local permanent safe disposal sites.

BETHEL

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program starts Thursday, October 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at the United Church of Bethel on Church Street. This free program offers education and support for 25 sessions throughout the year. Info/register: Megan at 802-728-7714.

BRADFORD

Rockinghorse Circle of Support. For young women with or w/o kids, childcare & transportation available. Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Grace Methodist Church. Info 479-1086.

New Hope II Support Group. Grace United Methodist, every Mon., 7-9 p.m. Info. at 1-800-564-2106.

BROOKFIELD

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers. Moms of kids birth through kindergarten welcome. Meal & childcare provided. New Covenant Church, 2252 Ridge Rd., 3rd Fridays, 6 p.m. 276-3022.

Health-focused Group. Learn to cope w/ life’s passages. Weds, 7-8 p.m.; Info 276-3142; Dr. Alice Kempe.

Brookfield Community Singers Rehearsals. Pond Village Church. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Four-part choral group rehearses Wednesdays for June concert. If interested in joining, e-mail Director Kathy Rotondi, at kmrr1@yahoo.com.

CABOT

Fiddle Lessons with Katie Trautz: Monday afternoons, call 279-2236; Dungeons & Dragons, Fridays 3-5:30 p.m. All at Cabot Library, 563-2721.

CALAIS

Men’s and Women’s Bible Study Groups. County Road, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. 485-7577 or www.thefishermenministry.org.

Open Mic every Wednesday at the Whammy Bar, 41 W. County Rd. Call 229-4329 for more info.

CHELSEA

Story Time. Songs, stories & crafts for children birth to 5 years. Chelsea Public Library, Wednesdays, 1:15 p.m. 685-2188.

TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Nonprofit support grp. United Church of Chelsea, North Common, Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. 685-2271/685-4429.

Gifford’s Chronic Conditions Support Group. Join a discussion and educational group for people with chronic illnesses on Fridays 8:30-11 a.m. at the Chelsea Senior Center (in the United Church of Chelsea, 13 North Common. Free. Info/register: Megan at 802-728-7714.

Chelsea Historical Society House/Museum. Open 3rd Saturdays May-October, FREE, 10 a.m.-noon. 685-4447.

EAST BARRE

Story Hour. Aldrich Library York Branch, Tuesdays, ages 0-3 10 a.m., ages 3-5 10:30 a.m. Info. 476-5118.

EAST HARDWICK

Touch of Grace Assembly of God Church, corner Rts. 15 &16, Pastor Matt Preston, 472-5550. Sunday a.m. worship 10:00 (incl. 11:20 children’s church); adult Sunday School 9:00 (Sep. thru June). Tue. evening Bible study (call for info). Wed. youth group: 5:00 dinner, 6:00 activity.

EAST MONTPELIER

Crossroads Christian Church. Men’s Ministry: For Men Only group. Monday nights 7-9 p.m. Men’s Breakfast, 2nd Sat., 8 a.m. 272-7185. Sunday Service 9:30-11 a.m. Pastor Thorsten Evans 476-8536. Church Office hours Tues & Fri 9 a.m. to noon. 476-4843

Twin Valley Senior Center. 4583 U.S. Rte 2. Open Mon., Weds., Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign up for Meal-on-Wheels Program or join us for an On-site meal at 12:15 p.m. Seniors/$5, under 60/$6. Nobody turned away. Free bus service for seniors & disabled in six towns served. Many classes offered from bone strengthening to art. Donations welcomed. Info: 802-223-3322 or email info.twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net

Bone Builders Classes: Osteoporosis exercise and prevention class at Twin Valley Senior Center every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at 7:30 a.m. Extra 9 a.m. class on Monday and Wednesday. All ages welcome. Free of charge. Donations welcomed.

Tai Chi Classes: Advanced Class Mondays and Fridays 1-2 p.m. Beginner Class Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-11 a.m. All ages welcome. Free of charge.

Death Cafe. 1st Friday of the month 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discussions of events past, present, and future. All are welcome and discussions are confidential.

GROTON

YA Book Club: 3rd Mondays, 6:30 p.m.; Book Discussion Group: 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.; Crafts & Conversation, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Round Robin Storytime, for kids age 0-5 & their caregivers: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. All at Groton Public Library, 584-3358.

HARDWICK

Caregiver Support Group. Agency on Aging, rear entrance Merchants Bank, 2nd Thurs of month. 229-0308 x306.

Peace and Justice Coalition. G.R.A.C.E. Arts bldg (old firehouse), Tues., 7 p.m. Info. Robin 533-2296.

Nurturing Fathers Program. Light supper included. Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m. Registration/info 472-5229.

JOHNSON

Free Community Meal every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at the United Church of Johnson at 100 Main St. 11:30AM-12:30PM. This meal, at which Johnson students, faculty and staff serve as volunteers, features a hot lunch. All meals are at the same time and location.

MARSHFIELD

Playgroup. Twinfield Preschool, Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (except when school not in session).

Jaquith Public Library Activities. Old Schoolhouse Common, 426-3581. Story & Play Group, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Book Group for Adults, stop by for copy of the book, 4th Mondays, 7 p.m.

MIDDLESEX

Food Shelf. United Methodist Church, Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m.

MONTPELIER

First Friday Folk Dancing evenings at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. You don’t need experience or a partner to join in the fun. Nancy Schulz will supply the music and the instructions. The sessions will be held on the first Friday of the month. A suggested donation of $3-5 at the door will go to support programming at the MSAC. More info at 223-2518.

Irish Session at Bagitos, 28 Main St. 2PM-5PM. Hilari Farrington Koehler,Sarah Blair and Benedict Koehler lead this world class Irish Session every Sat Afternoon.

Southern Old Time Music Jam at Bagitos, 28 Main St. 10AM-12:30PM. Mark DiStefano & Bridget Asay lead an old time music session the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

Sunday School. For children (up to 20) to study the Bible and teachings of Jesus. Christian Science Church, 145 State St., Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup. North Branch Nature Center. Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 13-June 5. Fee: By donation. Outdoor playgroup for parents, caregivers, and children ages 0 – 5. Join us for 2 hours of spontaneous play, exploration, discovery, song, nature inspired crafts, and oral story telling.

Montpelier Kiwanis Club. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. at The Steak House. All are welcome. Info: Elliott Curtin at 229-6973.

Vermont Association for the Blind PALS Group meets on 2nd and 4th Weds. at Division for the Blind Conference room at the Capital Plaza Hotel. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The PALS Group is a program for visually impaired Vermonters to support their independence within home, families, and communities. Info: Harriet Hall at 323-3055 or Vermont Association of the Blind office at 505-4006

Onion River Exchange Tool Library. Over 85 tools including: power tools, all sorts of hand tools including wrench kits, caulking guns, sawzall, tall tree branch cutter, belt sander, wet vac, drop cloths, have a heart traps, bulb planter, and tool boxes to be used for easy carry. Plus safety gear. 46 Barre St. Open during office hours: W 10-2, TH 10-2.

Rainbow Umbrella of Central Vermont, an adult LGBTQ group, meets the third Tuesday evening of the month at 5:45 for a casual dinner at a local restaurant. The gathering place is 58 Barre St. in Montpelier. Info: RUCVTAdmin@PrideCenterVT.org

Friday Night Group. Open to all LGBTQ youth ages 13-22. Pizza & social time, facilitated by adults from Outright VT. Unitarian Church, 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m. 223-7035 or Erika@OutrightVT.org

Meditation, Mondays at 1 p.m.; Intro to Yoga, Tuesdays 4 p.m.; Consults, Fridays 11 a.m. Free classes, some limits apply. All at Fusion Studio, 56 East State St. 272-8923 or www.fusionstudio.org

Open Library. Open to all, books and DVDs for all ages. Resurrection Baptist Church, open Sundays 12:30-2 p.m.

Central VT Roller Derby’s Wrecking Doll Society. Intro to roller derby, gear supplied, bring a mouth guard. First time is free. Montpelier Rec. Center, Barre St., Saturdays 5-6:30 p.m. www.twincityriot.com

Celiac Support Group. Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., 2nd Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Info. 598-9206.

MSAC Public Activities: FEAST Together (communal meal), suggested donation for seniors 60+ is $5, under 60 price is $7. FEAST Together is always available for takeout, with the same donation and pricing. Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-1 p.m., RSVP 262-6288. Living Strong, group loves to sing while exercising, Mondays 2:30-3:30 p.m. & Fridays 2-3 p.m. Crafters Group, Wednesdays, 12-2pm. Photography Club, Thursdays, 12-1pm: Share your work, thoughts, successes and questions. Ukulele Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm: A multigenerational group gathers to play together. Walks with Joan, Tuesdays, 10-11am: Join us for an easy-moderate hour-long walk around town. Italian Group, Tuesdays, 1:15-2:45pm: A fun-loving group meets to converse in Italian. Trash Tramps, Tuesdays, 2-3pm: Join us to walk around town picking up litter and making Montpelier beautiful. All at Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., 223-2518.

A Course In Miracles study group. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. Christ Church, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Info. 229-5253.

Parent’s Group and Meet-Up. Connect with local parents to share advice & information, kids welcome. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Rm, first Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. Info: mamasayszine@gmail.com

Families Anonymous. For families or friends of those who have issues with addiction, alcohol and/or mental illness. Bethany Church, 2nd floor youth room, Mondays, 7-8 p.m. 229-6219.

Freeride Montpelier Open Shop Nights. Need help w/a bike repair? Come to the volunteer-run community bike shop. 89 Barre St., Wednesdays 4-6 p.m., other days seasonal, donations. Info: freeridemontpelier.org

Free Community Meals. Mondays: Unitarian Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays: Bethany Church, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesdays: Christ Church, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Thursdays: Trinity Church, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fridays: St. Augustine Church, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Last Sundays, Bethany Church, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Support group, childcare provided. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St., 2nd Thursday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Info. 476-1480.

Calico County Quilters. All skill levels welcome. Call to confirm location: 802-244-7001, 2nd Saturday of month (Sept. through June), 1-3 p.m.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA). Bethany Church basement, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Info. 229-9036.

The Vermont Association for Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Advocates Weekly Breakfast. We are inviting a small group of advocates to join us each Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. during the legislative session. Capitol Plaza Hotel Conference Room 232. Coffee, Tea, Scones, Fruit, and more! RSVP encouraged to info@vamhar.org but never required. Just drop-in!

Kellogg-Hubbard Library Activities. 135 Main St., 223-3338. Story Time: Tues/Fri, 10:30 a.m.; Sit N Knit: for young knitters age 6 & up, Mondays, 3:30-4 p.m.; Read to Coco: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Origami Club: Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.; Read with Arlo: Thursdays 4-5 p.m.

CHADD ADHD Parent Support Group. Childcare not available, please make plans for your child. Woodbury College, second Tuesday of month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Info. 498-5928.

Resurrection Baptist Church Weekly Events. 144 Elm St. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Bible Study for all Ages; 11 a.m. Worship Service; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting.

Good Beginnings of Central VT. 174 River St. 595-7953. Drop-In Hours at the Nest. 1st floor Weds, Thurs, Fri 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Babywearers of Central Vermont meet up. Upstairs 4th Monday 5:45-7:45 p.m. and 2nd Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Check Facebook for last-minute schedule changes. La Leche League Meetup. Breastfeeding info and support. 3rd Thursdays, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Info: 802-879-3000. Nursing Beyond a Year Meetup. 3rd Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Info: 802-879-3000. Come join other nursing parents in a warm, supportive environment to discuss the joys and challenges of an older nursling.

Al-Anon. Trinity Methodist Church, Main St., Sun., 6:15-7:30 p.m. Info. 1-866-972-5266.

Al-Anon. Bethany Church basement, 115 Main St., Tuesdays & Thursdays noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. Info. 1-866-972-5266.

SL AA. 12-step recovery group for sex/relationship problems. Bethany Church, Wed., 5 p.m. Info. 802-249-6825.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous. Bethany Church parlor, 115 Main St., Mondays, 5 p.m. Please call first: 229-9036 or 454-8402.

Brain Injury Support Group. Unitarian Church, third Thursday of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Info. 1-877-856-1772

Playgroups: Dads & Kids Playgroup, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. and Playgroup, Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m., both at Family Center of Washington County. All held during school year only.

Kindred Connections Peer to Peer Cancer Support for Patients and Caregivers. Info 1-800-652-5064 email info@vcsn.net

Christian Meditation. Christ Church, Mondays, 12-1 p.m.

Mood Disorders Support Group. “Mooditude” is a support group that is open to anyone coping with a mood disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, post-partum depression, dysthymia, etc. This is a professional & peer-led support group, not a therapy group. Meets every Wednesday from 4-5PM at Bethany Church, 115 Main St. downstairs at end of hallway, blue door. Free. Contact info: Rosanne 802-917-1959 rosanne@rosanne.info.

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs. Montpelier Police, 1 Pitkin Court, 223-3445 & Washington County Sheriff, 10 Elm St., 223-3001. Get rid of old or unused meds at these local permanent safe disposal sites.

MEMORY CAFE ( www.montpeliermemorycafe.net ) meets the second Saturday of each month, from 10 AM to 11:30 AM, at Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St. The Cafe is a social gathering where people in early to mid-stage memory loss disorders, and their care partners, can come together to connect and support one another in a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Community Song Circle: a community sing-along open to ALL ages and musical abilities. The first Sunday of each month (except July & Aug), at the Center for Arts and Learning at 46 Barre St, Montpelier. 6-8pm. More info at www.cal-vt.org or email: vtcommunitysing@gmail.com.

MARSHFIELD

Story Time and Playgroup. Jaquith Public Library. Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with Cassie Bickford. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We do not hold the program the days Twinfield Union is closed.

MORETOWN

Mad River Chorale. New singers welcome. Rehearsals at Harwood Union H.S., Mondays, 7-9 p.m. 496-2048.

MORRISVILLE

Overeaters Anonymous. First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St., Fridays at noon. Info. 888-2356.

Photo Co-op Drop-in at River Arts every third Thursday, 6PM-8PM. $5 suggested donation.

Poetry Clinic Drop-in at River Arts every1st & 3rd Tuesday, 6PM-8PM. $5 suggested donation.

NORTHFIELD

Bingo on Monday evenings at the Northfield Senior Center, open at 4:00pm. Begins at 5:00pm. Snacks and light refreshments available. Also, Northfield Senior Center serves lunch Monday – Friday, unless it is a major holiday.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. For ages 12-18. Readiness & Regional Technology Center, Norwich campus, Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Info. capitalcomposite@yahoo.com

Clogging & Irish Step Lessons. W/Green Mountain Cloggers, ages 8-78, donations. Sundays 5-8 p.m. 522-2935.

Playgroup. United Church of Northfield, Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Held only when school is in session. Info. 262-3292 x113.

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs. Northfield Police, 110 Wall St., 485-9181. Get rid of old or unused meds at these local permanent safe disposal sites.

Orange – Sunday morning service at Christ Community Alliance Church at 10:30 a.m. off Route 302 near the Elementary School in Orange.

PEACHAM

Peacham Farmers Market. On the Academy Green. 4-7 p.m. In conjunction with the Peacham Cafe which will be serving dinner until 7 p.m. Open through September 7.

PLAINFIELD

Cardio Funk Class every other Friday beginning Oct. 6 at the Community Center. 5PM-6PM. $8/person For more info, email shannonkellymovement@gmail.com.

Cutler Memorial Library Activities: Classic Book Club: 1st Mondays, 6 p.m; Story Time for Tots, infants through pre-K. Thursdays through Aug 24, 10:30 a.m. “Read to Me” & Creativity, grades K-3, Sundays 1-2 p.m. through Aug. 20. Tuesday Night Knitters, every Tuesday except first Tues. of the month.

Diabetes Discussion & Support Group. Everyone welcome. The Health Center conf. room, 3rd Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Info. 322-6600.

Plainfield Farmers Market. Locally raised produce and meats; baked goods; maple syrup; crafts; Japanese tea tasting. 4-7 p.m., Mill Street Park. Through October 6.

RANDOLPH

Ongoing Health Support Groups at Gifford – Quit in Person Group. Gifford’s Tobacco Cessation Program regularly offers four-week “Quit in Person” group sessions in the Maple Leaf Room at Gifford Medical Center and Kingwood Health Center. Free gum, patches and lozenges are available for participants. Call 802-728-7714, to learn more or to sign up for the next series of classes.

Diabetes Management Program. Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Kingwood Health Center (lower level Conference Room), 1422 VT Route 66. This free six week program for people diagnosed with type-2 diabetes offers support to help them better manage their diabetes and prevent more serious health problems. Info/register: Megan at 802-728-7714.

New Business Forum. Vermont Tech Enterprise Center, 1540 VT Rte 66, 2nd Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 728-9101.

Yoga Classes. All ages & levels, donations benefit Safeline. VTC Campus Center, last Sunday of month, 2-3:30 p.m.

Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers of Central Vermont. Fall Session: Wednesdays at Chandler Center. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Randolph Senior Ctr., 6 Hale Street, 728-9324. Lift for Life Exercises, 8:30 a.m. Tu/Th and Weds/Fri; Cribbage, 10 a.m. Mondays; Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Bridge, 2:15 p.m. at the Joslyn House Mondays; Mahjongg, 10 a.m. Tuesdays; Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Knit-Wits, 10 a.m. Thursdays; Foot Clinics, 1st Weds, call to sign up; Book Club 12:45 p.m. 1st Wednesday of month.

Cancer Support Group. For survivors, sufferers & family. Gifford Conference Ctr, 2nd Tuesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. 728-2270.

Storytime. Kimball Library, Wed., 11 a.m., ages 2-5; Toddlertime, Fri., 10:30 a.m.; Gathering for hand work, 2nd & 4th Mon., 6 p.m.

WAITSFIELD

Community Acupuncture Night. Free assessment & treatment, donations welcome. Three Moons Wellness, 859 Old County Rd., 2nd fl., last Weds., of month, 4-7 p.m. RSVP 272-3690.

Scavenger Hunt- Meals On Wheels of the Mad River Valley is holding a scavenger hunt on Bridge Street in Waitsfield, Vermont. Bridge Street is paved with wonderful bricks that have all kinds of phases and fun words. There are four different lists to choose from. Pick one up and start to find and match the phases with the bricks on the lists. This is on your own time and any day and any time of the day . Fun to entertain the kids and out of town guests. You can pick them up at The Chamber Office, The Valley Arts Office, The Waitsfield Library, The Three Mountain Café, The Revolving Closet. This goes on until the snow covers the bricks. Nancy 496-9416

WARREN

Knit and Play. Bring your kids and your projects. All levels welcome. Warren Public Library, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON

Central VT ATV Club. Washington Fire Station, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. 224-6889.

Art and Adventure with April, 3rd Saturdays at 11 a.m.; Storytime, Mondays at 11 a.m.; Tech Help Drop-In, Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All at Calef Memorial Library. Info. 883-2343.

WATERBURY

Waterbury Public Library Preschool Story Time Thursdays at 10 a.m. Keep your busy preschooler entertained with picture books, interactive play, music, and crafts. Baby & Toddler Story Time Mondays at 10 a.m. Stimulate your baby’s developing intellect with rhymes, songs, stories, music, and lap games, suitable for newborns through 36 months.

Waterbury Public Library Crafts Tuesday afternoons from 3-4!PM! Create crafts from rubber band bracelets and Legos to Fairy Houses.

at the ZenBarn, 179 Guptil Rd. Weekly Ongoing classes: all weekly classes currently $10 drop-in starting Jan. 1st drop-in weekly classes will be $12. Mondays: Yin Yoga w/ Christ (12PM-1:15PM): Yin yoga is an ancient practice where we hold poses for several minutes to stretch the connective tissue, fascia, and cartilage around a joint; Kids Yoga w Deorsha (3:30-4:15PM): Forty-five minute yoga class designed especially for children. Capoeira (4:30-5:30PM); West African Dundun Dance with Deny (6-7:15PM), $16/drop-in; Free Meditation w/ Tracy (7:30-8:30PM). Tuesdays: Pilates w/ Weeze (7:30AM-8:30AM); Gentle Flow Yoga w/ Erin (9-10AM); Hatha Yoga Flow w/ Nancy (5:30-6:45PM). Wednesdays: Primal Core Flow w/ Kat (7:30-8:30AM); Gentle Yoga w/ Christy (9-10AM); Athletes Primary Flow w/ Kat (5:30-6:30PM). Thursdays: Slow Flow Yoga w/ Natural Movement Kat (7:30-8:30AM); Gentle Flow Yoga w/ Erin (9-10AM). Fridays: Tai Chi w Shaina (9-10AM). Saturdays: Yin Yoga w/ Nancy (8-9:30AM). Sundays: Traditional Yoga w/ Erin (9-10:15AM); Buti Yoga w/ Marissa (7-8PM). For details, visit zenbarnvt.com.

WATERBURY CTR

Bible Study Group. Bring your bible, coffee provided. Waterbury Center Grange, Sundays, 5-6 p.m. 498-4565.

WEBSTERVILLE

Fire District #3, Prudential Committee. Monthly meeting, 105 Main St., 2nd Tuesdays, 6 p.m.

Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs. Barretown Police, 149 Websterville Rd., 479-0508. Get rid of old or unused meds at these local permanent safe disposal sites.

WEST TOPSHAM

Bible Study. New Hope Methodist Church, 2 Gendron Rd. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

WILLIAMSTOWN

Bible Study. Christian Alliance Church, Sun., 6 p.m. Info. 476-3221.

WOODBURY

Woodbury Community Library winter hours. 1-5 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Valley Lake Road. Info: 472-5710. Knitting/Handworkers’ Circle, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon, all ages and abilities

WORCESTER

Knitting Night. The Wool Shed, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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