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February 22nd, 2019

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Wednesday, February 20

GreensboroMid-Week Movie: Oceans 8, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. $5. Info: 533-2000.

MontpelierFarmer’s Night: The Norwich Regimental Band at the Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 PM. In celebration of its bicentennial year. Info: dscolaro@norwich.edu.

ECO Institute (for Educators)—Winter Series at the North Branch Nature Center. 4:30PM-7PM. Wilderness skills, tracking, firebuilding, snow science, and more. Runs January 8 – Mar. 5. RSVP & Info: northbranchnaturecenter.org.

Open Door Coffee, Governor’s Ceremonial Office, Vermont State House, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.

Engineers Week Proclamation Signing, Governor’s Ceremonial Office, Vermont State House, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM 

Norwich University Day in the Capital City, Cedar Creek Room, Vermont State House , 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Malcolm Before the X: A Leader in the Making, Montpelier Senior Activity Center at 58 Barre Street from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The author of “X: A Novel,” co-written with Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, Magoon will discuss their writing process, Malcolm’s life and legacy, and how his story inspires a new generation of leaders. Free for OLLI members; $5 suggested donation for all others. For more information, call 223-2518.

Free Tax Preparation, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Info: 477-5176.

John Lackard Blues Jam at Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St. 7:30 PM. Info: 225-6012.

Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness & Management for Central Vermont Communities, CVRPC Office, 29 Main Street, Suite 4. Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program: A partnership between the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and UVM Extension; and the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission are working together to facilitate a training regarding Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). For more information, email Jonathan DeLaBruere, Emergency Management Planner, at delabruere@cvregion.com

Attending Economic Development Marketing Lunch & Learn, Capitol Plaza with Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman at noon.

Thursday, February 21

Barre Acoustic Jacob McLaughlin at Gusto’s. 5PM. All ages. DJ Bay 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Info: 476-7919.

Free Tax Preparation at Capstone Community Action 20 Gable Place. Info: 477-5176.

GreensboroMusic @ The Café: Howie Cantor at the Highland Center for the Arts. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Info: www.highlandartsvt.org. 

Montpelier Premiere Film showing at the T.W. Wood Gallery. Ray Brown: Portrait of an Artist by filmmaker Nat Winthrop. Discussion to follow with artist Ray Brown and Filmmaker Nat Winthrop. $10 suggested donation—refreshments will be served. This premiere showing of a feature-length documentary film by Nat Winthrop chronicles artist Ray Brown’s resilience in the face of adversity and multiple setbacks. A nearly debilitating stroke forced Brown to teach himself to paint left-handed. Ray Brown, former co-owner of Montpelier’s Drawing Board, is a prolific artist who has lived in central Vermont for 38 years with his wife Jody.

Presiding over the Joint Assembly for election of Sergeant at Arms, an Adjutant and Inspector General, and three Trustees of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College at the House Chamber with Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman at 10:30 AM.

MorrisvilleGED Testing at the Morrisville Learning Center, 52 Portland St. Reg: 10:30 AM; Test: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Info: 888-5531.

PlainfieldThe Plainfield Little Theater Presents the Merchant of Venice at the Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. 7:00 PM. Directed by Tom Blachly. 12$/$15. Info: blachly@together.net.

Free Spaghetti Dinner, Journey Fellowship, 7868 US Rte. 2. 6:00 PM. Info: 371-996.

Friday, February 22

Barre Acoustic Eric Lindberg at Gusto’s. 5:00 PM. All ages. The Complaints, Classic & Pop Rock. 9PM. $5. 21+. Info: 476-7919.

Laughter at the Barre Elks Lodge. Cocktail hour at 6:30 PM, followed by Comedy Show featuring E.J Edmonds. $18 in adv/$20 at the door. Public welcome. Advance tickets available at Lodge or on Ticketbud.

BerlinLaugh Local VT Open Mic Comedy Night at The Dog River Brewery in the Central Vermont Shopping Plaza. 7:30 PM. Please support local comedy by performing or watching those that do. This event may contain some adult themed material and is recommended for mature audiences. Free, but dough nation$ welcome. Info: 793-3884.

GreensboroAdult Improv Night with Justin Lander at the Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. By donation. Learn and play improv comedy games in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No prior experience necessary, all abilities welcome. Info: 533-2000.

MontpelierThe Secret Lives of Vermont’s (Lesser-known) Reptiles and Amphibians at the North Branch Nature Center,. 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Info: northbranchnaturecenter.org.

Local Emergency Management Plan Training and Writing Workshop, CVRPC Office, 29 Main Street, Suite 4. In 2019, In 2019, the new Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP) will take the place of the Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP). VEM and CVRPC invite you to a LEMP training and writing workshop to get a head start on the new format.Please RSVP by February 20, 2019 to Jonathan DeLaBruere at delabruere@cvregion.com or call 802-229-0389

Advance Care Planning with Vermont Ethics Network, Senior Center, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Nina Thompson, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Vermont Ethics Network, will offer a presentation about the whys and hows of advance care planning (ACP). ACP is a process to help a person, in advance of injury, serious illness, or catastrophic event to think about and plan for future medical decisions should they become unable to speak for themselves. Advance Directive forms will be provided and there will be ample time for Q& A. Free and open to the public.

Hosting ‘Coffee with Constituents at the Office of Lieutenant Governor with Lieutenant Governor Zuckerman from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. 

PlainfieldThe Plainfield Little Theater Presents the Merchant of Venice at the Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street. See 2/21 listing.

RANDOLPH‘Four Fridays in February: Living Through Loss’ Series in the Red Clover Conference Room at Gifford Medical Center. See 2/15 listing.

Saturday, February 23

Barre DJ LaFountaine at Gusto’s. 9:30 PM. 21+. Info: 476-7919.

Free Tax Preparation at the Aldrich Public Library. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Info: 477-5176.

GreensboroCraftsbury Chamber Players Presents: Winter Warmth at the Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. $15/$10/Seniors 20% off. Info: 533-2000.

MontpelierScouting Winter Olympics at the Elks Lodge #924. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Open to Boy and Girl Scouts in K-4th grades in VT. Reg. at 10:30AM. Bring proof of insurance. Food, fun, adventures, crafts. Bring your own sled, dress for the weather. Free!

PlainfieldThe Plainfield Little Theater Presents the Merchant of Venice at the Plainfield Opera House, 18 High St. 7:00 PM. Directed by Tom Blachly. 12$/$15. Info: blachly@together.net.

WaterburySnowshoe with GMC. Moderate. 4 miles. Little River State Park. Bring drink/snacks. Meeting time/place/info: 229-9787.

Worchester Italian Delight Dinner from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Worcester Church Annex, 35 Worcester Village Road. Not just your spaghetti dinner – choose from Lasagna to Stuffed Shells to Alfredo and several others. Some gluten free, some vegetarian options available. Variety of Italian and regular desserts, along with punch or coffee. Cost is by donation and bring a non-perishable item for the Food Shelf. This is a fundraiser by Church Outreach Committee for the Worcester Food Shelf. Questions, contact Ruth Hovey-Sicely at 223-7961.

Sunday, February 24

BarreAntiques Market at the Canadian Club, 414 E. Montpelier Rd (Rt 14). 8AM (early buyers, $5); 9:00 AM (general public, $2)Vendors offering antique & vintage advertising, glassware, furniture, tools, toys, jewelry, postcards, books, early american, hunting, fishing, books, paintings, militaria and much more. Info: www.montpelierantiquesmarket.com

PlainfieldThe Plainfield Little Theater Presents the Merchant of Venice at the Plainfield Opera House, 18 High Street. 2:00 PM. Directed by Tom Blachly. 12$/$15. Info: blachly@together.net.

Monday, February 25

BarreFree Tax Preparation at Capstone Community Action 20 Gable Place. Info: 477-5176. 3PM-7PM.

Tuesday, February 26

BarreFree Tax Preparation at Capstone Community Action 20 Gable Place. Info: 477-5176. 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Introduction to The Four Agreements with Sherry Rhynard, Integrative Life and Stress Management Coach, at the Aldrich Library. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Would you like less drama, change old habits, more personal freedom, increased tranquility, and positive growth? Sherry uses The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz in her coaching to help clients with their change work. Info: www.sherryrhynard.com.

GreensboroTrivia Tuesdays at the Hardwick Street Cafe, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. Free. RSVP: 533-9399. Every Tues. thru April.

PlainfieldCommunity Supper Hosted by the Plainfield Food Co-op at the Grace United Methodist Church. 6:0 PM.

Wednesday, February 27

GreensboroMid-Week Movie: Trolls at the Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. $5. Info: 533-2000.

MontpelierFarmer’s Night: John Daly Spit’n Lyon, An Unsung Soldier’s Song at the Vermont Statehouse. 7:30 PM. A musical based on the true story of Vermont Congressman Matthew Lyon; first martyr of the First Amendment and forgotten founding father.

Key Life Decisions Event at the Elks Lodge. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Learn to take charge of your family’s planning.Panel includes a retirement specialist, estate planning attorney, etc. RSVP: 223-7457.

ECO Institute (for Educators) – Winter Series at the North Branch Nature Center. 4:30PM-7PM. Wilderness skills, tracking, firebuilding, snow science, and more. Runs January. 8 – March. 5. RSVP & Info: northbranchnaturecenter.org.

Humanistic Economics: Can it Save the Earth? at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Educator, Harris Webster will present a case for dealing with the ills of our world by limiting the growth of “stuff” and expanding the growth of “non-stuff” using a new ecological- and humanistic-based type of economics. Info: 223-2518.

Free Tax Preparation at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Info: 477-5176.

Woodbury Community Library The Original Forests of Vermont, 6:30 PM Charlie Cogbill shares his extensive research aimed at, deciphering the character of the original New England forest encountered by the first European inhabitants of this region. Cogbill did this research by an exhaustive investigation of early New England land records and gleaning information on the original forests. Cogbill is an historical ecologist, an Associate of the Harvard Forest and is a member of PalEON, a project devoted to mapping the original forests. This program is generously sponsored by the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund. Bring your questions and an appetite for conversation and refreshments. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-279-9266 or email woodburyvermontlibrary@gmail.com

Sunday, March 3

Northfield Texas Hold’em Tournament, 1:00 PM at the American Legion Post 63. $50 in advance or $75 the day of the Tournament, sponsored by The American Legion.

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