BARRE- 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.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Workshops help you care for yourself while caring for others. CVCOA, Wednesdays 4/2-5/7, 3-5pm.
Additional Recyclables Collection Center. Open for collection Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-5:30pm, and 3rd Saturdays 9am-1pm. 540 No. Main St. Visit www.cvswmd.org for list of acceptable items.
Vermont Independent Writers. Place and time will vary according to weather. Info. 476-7289 or email@example.com
Navigating VT Health Connect. Get help from Certified Application Counselor Marcia Drake. Aldrich Library, Tuesdays 5-8pm.
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.
Line Dancing. Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., by donation, Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm.
RCIA. For those who want to learn more about the Catholic faith. St. Monica Church, Wednesdays starting 9/25, 7pm. Pre-reg. 479-3253.
Celebrate Recovery. Recovery for all your hurts/habits/hang-ups. Faith Community Church, 30 Jones Bros. Way, Mondays, 6-8pm. 476-3221.
Wheelchair Basketball. Barre Evangelical Free Church, 17 So. Main St., Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Info 498-3030 (David) or 249-7931 (Sandy).
Community Drum Circle. At the Parish house next to Universalist Church, Fridays, 7-9pm. Info. 724-7301.
Story Hour. Aldrich Library children’s room, Mondays & Tuesdays, 10:30am.
Central Vermont Business Builders. Community National Bank, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 8-9am. Info. 777-5419.
Weekly Storytime. Next Chapter Bookstore, 158 North Main St., Saturdays, 10:30am. Info. 476-3114.
Overeaters Anonymous. Church of the Good Shepherd, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm. Info. 249-0414.
Greater Barre Democrats. Town & City residents welcome. Aldrich Public Library, last Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15pm. Info 476-4185.
Barre Tones Women’s A Capella Chorus. 2nd flr Alumni Hall, next to Barre Aud., Mondays, 6:30-9pm. www.barretonesvt.com or 223-2039.
Play Group. St. Monica’s Church, lower level, Thursdays during school year, 9:30-11am.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10. Meets at the post, first Thursday of each month (not Jan. or July), 6:30pm.
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, 7:30-9am. 476-3966.
Lupus Support Group. 9 Jorgensen Ln., teen meeting 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30pm, adult meeting 4th Weds., 6:30pm. Info. 877-735-8787.
Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Support group. First Presbyterian Church, 1st & 3rd Weds., 10am-noon. 476-1480.
Friends of Aldrich Public Library. Aldrich Library, 2nd floor boardroom, 2nd Tuesday of month. Info. 476-7550.
Circle of Parents. Confidential support group for parents and caregivers. Meets Tuesday evenings. Info. 229-5724 or 1-800-CHILDREN.
Central VT Amateur Radio Club. Steak House, Barre-Montpelier Rd., 1st Wednesdays, 6:30pm. Info. 496-3566 or 496-2836.
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.
Alzheimer’s Support Group. Rowan Court Health & Rehab, 4th Weds. of month, 3-5pm. Info/RSVP at 476-4166.
Hedding United Methodist Activities & Meetings. 40 Washington Street, 476-8156. Choir, Thursdays 7pm; Free Community Supper, Fridays 5:30-6:30pm; Community Service & Food Shelf Hours: Weds & Thurs. 3-5pm. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Wednesdays 5pm, call 371-8929.
Turning Point Recovery Center. 489 N. Main St. For individuals/families in or seeking substance abuse recovery. Recovery coaching & other support programs. Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. noon – 5pm. Making Recovery Easier, Tuesdays, 6pm; Wit’s End family support group, Wednesdays, 6pm; Narcotics Anonymous– When Enough Is Enough, Sundays, 5:30pm & Thursdays, 6:30pm; Life Skills Group, Mondays, noon-1:30pm (lunch provided). Al-Anon- Courage to Change, Saturdays 6-7pm, childcare provided. Info. 479-7373.
Knights of Columbus. Pine Hill Road, Barre Town, meetings second Tuesday of every month, 7pm.
Green Mountain Spirit Chapter. National women bikers club. 2nd Wed. of month; info firstname.lastname@example.org.
BERLIN- Bereavement/Grief Support Group. Meets every other Wednesday 1/8-4/16, 10-11:30am; OR every other Monday, 1/13-4/21, 6-8pm. All at CVHHH, 600 Granger Rd. Info. 223-1878.
Central VT MS Support Group. CVMC Orthopedic & Rehab Ctr, 244 Granger Rd., 2nd Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. 595-0160 or 476-8205.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support. For family and friends who lost someone to suicide. CVMC, conf. room #1, 3rd Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Info. 223-0924.
NAMI-VT Support Group. For families & friends of those living w/mental illness. CVMC, Room 3, 4th Mondays, 7pm. 800-639-6480.
Cancer Support Group. With potluck. First Wednesday of each month, 6pm. Info. 229-5931.
Living w/ Advanced or Metastatic Cancer: Lunch provided, 2nd Tuesday of each month, noon-1pm. Writing to Enrich Your Life: For anyone touched by cancer, 3rd Tuesday of each month, noon-1pm. Both held at CVMC Cancer Center resource room. Info. 225-5449.
Central Vermont Rotary Club. Visitors & potential members welcome. Steakhouse Restaurant, Mondays, 6:15pm. 229-0235.
Parkinsons Support Group. CVMC, conf. rm. #3, third Thursdays, 6:30-8pm. Info. 439-5554.
Diabetes Support Program. CVMC, conf. rooms, first Thursday of month, 7-8pm, free. Info. 371-4152.
Civil Air Patrol. At the airport (blue hangar), Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm. Info at 229-5193.
Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Support Group. CVMC conference room #3, 4th Monday of month, 6:30-8:30pm. 371-4304 or -4376.
Partners for Prevention-Alcohol & Drug Abuse Coalition. CVH, 2nd Weds. of month, 11:30am-1:30pm. Info 479-4250.
Savvy Speakers Toastmasters Club. BC/BS conf. room, Industrial Ln., 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm. Info. 883-2313 or email@example.com
Birthing Center Open House. For parents, sibs, grandparents, etc. CVMC, 1st Wed. of month, 5:30-7pm. RSVP/Info. 371-4613.
Knee/Hip Replacement Orientation Class. CVMC, conf. room #3, free, 1st Thurs. of each month, 2-3pm. Info 371-4188.
Breastfeeding Support Group. CVMC Garden Path Birthing Center, 1st Monday of month, 5:30-7pm. Info. 371-4415.
Infant & Child Car Seat Inspections. Berlin Fire Station, free, first Friday of month, 12-4pm. Appointments required, 371-4198.
BRADFORD- Rockinghorse Circle of Support. For young women with or w/o kids, childcare & transportation available. Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm, Grace Methodist Church. Info 479-1086.
New Hope II Support Group. Grace United Methodist, every Mon., 7-9p.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, 6pm. 276-3022.
Health-focused Group. Learn to cope w/ life’s passages. Weds, 7-8pm; Info 276-3142; Dr. Alice Kempe.
CABOT- Preschool Story Time. Cabot Library, Fridays, 10am.
CALAIS- Men’s and Women’s Bible Study Groups. County Road, Wednesdays, 7pm. Info. 485-7577 or www.thefishermenministry.org.
CHELSEA- Chelsea Historical Society House/Museum. Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays through September, FREE, 10am-noon. 685-4447.
Story Time. Songs, stories & crafts for children birth to 5 years. Chelsea Public Library, Wednesdays, 1:15pm. 685-2188.
TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Nonprofit support grp. United Church of Chelsea, North Common, Wednesdays, 5:45pm. 685-2271/685-4429.
EAST BARRE- Story Hour. Aldrich Library York Branch, Tuesdays, 9:45am and 10:45am. Info. 476-5118.
EAST MONTPELIER- Men’s Fellowship Grp. Crossroads Christian Church, 1st & 3rd Tues., 7pm. Breakfast, 2nd Sat., 8am. 476-9962.
GROTON- YA Book Club: 3rd Mondays, 6:30pm; Book Discussion Group: 4th Mondays, 7pm; Crafts & Conversation, Wednesdays, 1-3pm; Yoga for All Levels, Wednesdays 3/12-4/30, 6-7pm. 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.
Celebrate Recovery Groups. Touch of Grace A/G Church, Rts. 15 & 16. Women, Tues. 7pm. Men, Weds. 7pm. Men & Women, Fri. 6pm. Info 472-8240/533-2245.
Peace and Justice Coalition. G.R.A.C.E. Arts bldg (old firehouse), Tues., 7 pm. Info. Robin 533-2296.
Nurturing Fathers Program. Light supper included. Thurs., 6-8:30pm. Registration/info 472-5229.
MARSHFIELD- Playgroup. Twinfield Preschool, Mondays, 11am-12:30pm (except when school not in session).
Jaquith Public Library Activities. Old Schoolhouse Common, 426-3581. Story & Play Group, Wednesdays, 10-11:30am. Book Group for Adults, stop by for copy of the book, 4th Mondays, 7pm. Open Gym/Activity Time for elementary age kids, Fridays, 3-4:30pm
Twin Valley Seniors. Mon, Wed, Fri., 11-2; meals $4 for ages 55 and older and Meals on Wheels, 426-3447 (vol. drivers needed). Walking Club, Weds. Old Schoolhouse Common. Info 426-3717.
MIDDLESEX- Food Shelf. United Methodist Church, Saturdays, 9-10:30am.
MONTPELIER- Central VT Adult Basic Education. Free classes. Intermediate Level Reading for Adults: Thurs. 9-10am; Learning English: Tues. or Weds. 9-10am; English Conversation: Tues. 4-5pm. Montpelier Learning Center, 100 State St. Info/pre-register 223-3403.
Lenten Book Study. Rev. Pitton leads discussion of The Last Week by M. Borg & J. Crossan. All are welcome, bring your book. Bethany Church, Sundays 3/9-4/13, 11:30am. firstname.lastname@example.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, 6:30-8pm. 223-7035 or Micah@OutrightVT.org
Meditation, Mondays at 1pm; Intro to Yoga, Tuesdays 4pm; Consults, Fridays 11am. Free classes, some limits apply. All at Fusion Studio, 56 East State St. Info. 272-8923 or www.fusionstudio.org
Open Library. Open to all, books and DVDs for all ages. Resurrection Baptist Church, open Sundays 12:30pm-2pm.
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 5-6:30pm. www.twincityriot.com
Celiac Support Group. Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., 2nd Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Info. 598-9206.
MSAC Public Activities: FEAST Together, $5 sugg. donation ages 60+/$6 others, Tuesdays & Fridays, noon-1pm. FEAST To Go, benefits senior meals program, $5-8.50, Thursdays, 11am-1pm. Meal reservations 262-6288. All at Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, 58 Barre St.
A Course In Miracles study group. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. Christ Church, Tuesdays, 7pm. Info. 619-540-4876.
Parent’s Group and Meet-Up. Connect with local parents to share advice & information, kids welcome. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Rm, first Mondays, 10-11:30am. Info. email@example.com
Joyful Noise Laughter Club. Playful exercises to get you moving, breathing and laughing. Ages 8 & up. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 2nd & 4th Mondays (no holidays), 6-7pm. Charlotte, 223-1607.
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, 7-8pm. 229-6219.
Freeride Montpelier Open Shop Nights. Need help w/a bike repair? Come to the volunteer-run community bike shop. 89 Barre St., Tuesdays 6-8pm, other days seasonal, donations. Info. freeridemontpelier.org
Women’s Book Club. New members welcome. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, East Montpelier rm, 2nd Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. 223-8067.
Free Community Meals. Mondays: Unitarian Church, 11am-1pm; Tuesdays: Bethany Church, 11:30am-1pm; Wednesdays: Christ Church, 11am-12:30pm; Thursdays: Trinity Church, 11:30am-1pm; Fridays: St. Augustine Church, 11am-12:30pm. 2nd Saturdays: Trinity Church, 11:30am-1pm; Last Sundays, Bethany Church, 4:30-6:30pm.
Trinity Teen Night. United Methodist Church, 2nd and 3rd Fridays, 5-9pm. Volunteers needed to share talents & hobbies. Info 279-3695.
Toastmasters. Montpelier “Speakeasies” held at National Life, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, noon-1pm. Learn the arts of speaking, listening & thinking. No fee for guests. 229-7455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents Raising Their Children’s Children. Support group, childcare provided. Resurrection Baptist Church, 144 Elm St., 2nd Thursday of the month, 6-8pm. Info. 476-1480.
Calico County Quilters. All skill levels welcome. Bethany Church, Red Room, 2nd Saturday of each month, 1-3pm (NOT Oct. or May).
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA). Bethany Church basement, Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Info. 229-9036.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library Activities. 135 Main St., 223-3338. Story Time, Tues/Fri, 10:30am. Write On!, for aspiring authors age 6-10, Fridays, 3:30-4pm. YA Nights: games, movies & more for teens & tweens, 3rd Fridays, 6-9pm. Youth Chess Club, Weds, 5:30-7pm. Read to Coco: Wednesdays, 3:30-4pm. Read with Arlo: Thursdays 3-4pm. Sit N Knit, for young knitters age 6 & up: Mondays, 3:30-4pm. Games Unplugged: Wednesdays 1/22-3/5, 3-5pm. Conversations with the Word Weaver, with Lois Liggett: Tuesdays, 1:30pm.
CHADD ADHD Parent Support Group. Childcare not available, please make plans for your child. Woodbury College, second Tuesday of month, 5:30-7:30pm. Info. 498-5928.
Overeaters Anonymous. Bethany Church, Fridays at noon. 223-3079.
Good Beginnings of Central VT. 174 River St., 595-7953. Mama’s Circle, Thursdays, 10am-noon; Volunteer Meetings, 2nd Wednesdays, 10:30am; Babywearing Group, 2nd Thursdays, 10:30am-noon;
Bible Study. Christian Alliance Church, Weds., 7pm. 476-3221.
Al-Anon. Trinity Methodist Church, Main St., Sun., 6:15-7:30pm. Info. 1-866-972-5266.
Al-Anon. Bethany Church basement, 115 Main St., Tuesdays & Thursdays noon-1pm, Wednesdays 7-8pm. Info. 1-866-972-5266.
Central Vermont Support Group. Meeting at Another Way, 125 Barre St., Tuesdays 6-7:30pm. Info. 479-5485.
Community Kitchen. Unitarian Universalist, 2nd & 4th Sun., 4:30-6pm. Info. Richard Sheir, 223-4799.
SL AA. 12-step recovery group for sex/relationship problems. Bethany Church, Wed., 5pm. Info. 802-249-6825.
Survivors of Incest Anonymous. Bethany Church parlor, 115 Main St., Mondays, 5pm. Please call first: 229-9036 or 454-8402.
Brain Injury Support Group. Unitarian Church, third Thursday of the month, 1:30-2:30pm. Info. 1-877-856-1772
La Leche League. Breastfeeding info and support. Good Beginnings Nest, 174 River St., 3rd Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am. Info 244-1254.
Playgroups: Dads & Kids Playgroup, Thursdays, 6-7:30pm and Playgroup, Saturdays, 9:30-11am, 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 email@example.com
Christian Meditation. Christ Church, Mondays, 12-1pm.
MORETOWN- Mad River Chorale. New singers welcome. Rehearsals at Harwood Union H. S., Mondays, 7-9pm. 496-2048.
Playgroup. For kids birth to age 6 and their caregivers. Moretown Elementary, Mondays, 9:30-11am (except when school not in session).
MORRISVILLE- Overeaters Anonymous. First Congregational Church, 85 Upper Main St., Fridays at noon. Info. 888-2356.
NORTHFIELD- Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. For ages 12-18. Readiness & Regional Technology Center, Norwich campus, Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm. Info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clogging & Irish Step Lessons. W/Green Mountain Cloggers, ages 8-78, donations. Sundays 5-8pm. 522-2935.
Northfield Chess Club. Casual games & speed chess. Northfield Senior Center, $1, Tuesdays, 7pm. Info. 764-5880.
Playgroup. United Church of Northfield, Wednesdays, 9:30-11am. Held only when school is in session. Info. 262-3292 x113.
PLAINFIELD- Cutler Memorial Library Activities: Classic Book Club: 1st Mondays, 6pm; Food for Thought Book Club: 2nd Mondays, 6:30pm. Plainfield Book Club: 3rd Mondays, 7pm. Call 454-8504 to confirm.
Beaders Group. All levels welcome, bring your projects. The Bead Hive, Saturdays, 11am-2pm. Info. 454-1615.
Diabetes Discussion & Support Group. Everyone welcome. The Health Center conf. room, 3rd Thursdays, 1:30pm. Info. 322-6600.
RANDOLPH- Caregiver Support Group. Open to anyone caring for a loved one. Gifford Medical Ctr, second Tuesdays, 11am-noon.
Line Dancing. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., by donation, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm.
Matters of the Heart. Experts discuss ways to improve heart health. Gifford Conference Ctr, FREE, 3rd Wednesdays, 1-2pm. 728-2191.
Grief Support Group. The Family Center at Gifford, 44 South Main St., 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 4-5pm. Info. 728-7100 x7.
New Business Forum. Vermont Tech Enterprise Center, 1540 VT Rte 66, 2nd Wednesdays, 11:30am-1pm. 728-9101.
Yoga Classes. All ages & levels, donations benefit Safeline. VTC Campus Center, last Sunday of month, 2-3:30pm.
Lift for Life Exercises, Tues-Fri, 8:30am; Cribbage 9:30am & Mahjongg 10am on Tuesdays; Art History Video Series 12:45pm & Bridge Club 2pm Wednesdays; Foot Clinics, 1st & 2nd Weds, 10am-noon, call to sign up. All at Randolph Senior Ctr, Hale St. 728-9324.
Cancer Support Group. For survivors, sufferers & family. Gifford Conference Ctr, 2nd Tuesdays, 9:30-11am. 728-2270.
Storytime. Kimball Library, Wed., 11am, ages 2-5; Toddlertime, Fri., 10:30am; Gathering for hand work, 2nd & 4th Mon., 6pm.
STOWE- Green Mtn Dog Club Mtg. All dog lovers welcome. Commodore’s Inn, 4th Thursdays. 479-9843 or www.greenmountaindogclub.org
WAITSFIELD- Headache Relief Clinic. Free treatments using massage & craniosacral therapy. Mad River Valley Health Ctr, 2nd fl., last Thursday of month, 4-7pm. RSVP 595-1919.
Community Acupuncture Night. Free assessment & treatment, donations welcome. Three Moons Wellness, 859 Old County Rd., 2nd fl., last Weds., of month, 4-7pm. RSVP 272-3690.
WARREN- Knit and Play. Bring your kids and your projects. All levels welcome. Warren Public Library, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am.
WASHINGTON- Central VT ATV Club. Washington Fire Station, 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm. 224-6889.
Art and Adventure with April, 3rd Saturdays at 11am; Storytime, Mondays at 11am; Tech Help Drop-In, Saturdays 10am-2pm. All at Calef Memorial Library. Info. 883-2343.
WATERBURY- Story Times: Babies & Toddlers, Mondays 10am; Preschoolers, Fridays 10am. Waterbury Public Library, 244-7036.
Noontime Knitters. Bring your latest project, crocheters also welcome. Waterbury Public Library, Tuesdays, noon-1pm. Info. 244-7036.
Support Group for women who have experienced partner abuse. Info at 1-877-543-3498.
Playgroups: Open Gym, Mon-Tues-Fri, 11:05-11:35am; Story Time, Tues, 10-11am; Music & Movement Playgroup, Weds, 10-11:30am; Art & Exploration Playgroup, Thurs., 9:30-11:30am. Thatcher Brook Primary School Children’s Room, during school year only.
WATERBURY CTR- Bible Study Group. Bring your bible, coffee provided. Waterbury Center Grange, Sundays, 5-6pm. 498-4565.
WEBSTERVILLE- Fire District #3, Prudential Committee. Monthly meeting, 105 Main St., 2nd Tuesdays, 7pm.
WILLIAMSTOWN- Knitting Group. All handwork welcome, come for creativity & community. Ainsworth Library, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm.
Bible Study. Christian Alliance Church, Sun., 6pm. Info. 476-3221.
WOODBURY- Knitting Group. All hand work welcome. Library, 1st & 3rd Wed., 6:30-8pm.
WORCESTER- Knitting Night. The Wool Shed, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30
Playgroup. Craft, snack, outdoor time & more. Doty Elementary pre-k room, Thursdays, 9:30-11am. For info. call Shaylyn, 223-1312.