Ongoing Events

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Ongoing Events

Online in vermontShepherd of the Hills Welcomes Zoom Worshipers Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30. Visit us on the web at montpelierlutheran.org for the link to our Zoom service and the bulletin for worship. There’s always room for folks to come and worship.

Seven Stars Arts Center All-Comers Virtually Slow Jam will be starting back up monthly on second Thursday evenings 6:30-8PM! Traditional dance tunes at relaxed, accessible pace. BYOBeverages and snacks! Free, with a recommended donation of $10-15. All ages, levels and instruments welcome! The Zoom link will be sent out to folks that RSVP “maybe” or “yes” by email: resonance.vermont@gmail.com.

Mood Disorders Support Group: Now online via Zoom. Peer & professionally led support for people coping with mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum depression, dysthymia, etc. We share our experience, strength and hope to support each other on our mental health journey. Wed. 4 – 5 PM. There is no fee. For more information and Meeting code, contact Rosanne at 802-917-1959 or rosanne@rosanne.info.

Weekly Business Networking in Central Vermont, The Garage Cultural Center, 58 State St. 8AM-9:30AM. Fri. Free. Online during COVID pandemic. Info: kristin.dearborn@edwardjones.com.

Weatherization Wednesdays at noon. We’ll answer your questions via Zoom and Facebook Live every Wednesday at noon, when we present a new topic in weatherization. Get a chance to win smart thermostats and other prizes. More info and to register: https://buttonupvermont.org/event.

The Montpelier First Church of Christ, Scientist, is conducting its Sunday (10:30am) and Wednesday (7:30pm) services on Zoom for the foreseeable future.  You are invited to join us using this URL:  https://zoom.us/j/306295907 or calling 1-646-876-9923 and then keying the meeting ID code:  306 295 907#   

The Heart of Vermont BNI Chapter meets weekly via Zoom for Central Vermont business networking. Meetings are held each Friday from 8am to 9:30am, and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please contact Kristin Dearborn at 802-223-3425. Kristin.dearborn@edwardjones.com.

The Washington County Democrats (Vermont) invite you to ‘like’ or ‘follow’ us on Facebook, and/or send an email to County Chair, Linda Gravell (washcountydemsvt@gmail.com) to receive monthly announcements and meeting reminders. We meet on Zoom on the Third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. All Democrats living in Washington County, Vermont are welcome to participate.

The Unitarian Church of Montpelier welcomes all to visit http://www.ucmvt.org and to join weekly Sunday Worship Services online at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom or Facebook. We welcome all as we build a loving community to nurture each person’s spiritual journey, serve human need, and protect the Earth, our home. Services led by Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Minister, or Verdis L. Robinson, Ministerial Intern.

BARREWeekly Business Networking in Central Vermont, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, 33 Stewart Ln. 8AM-9:30AM. Thurs. Free. Info: mike@eternitymarketing.com.

Church of God of Prophecy, 241 Quarry Hill Rd. Sunday School: 9:30AM; Service: 10:30AM; free potluck dinner: 12PM on 2nd Sun. Info: (814) 428-2696.

Sons of the American Legion Squadron #10 Meetings, Barre Legion Post #10, 320 N. Main St. 3rd Wed. of each month. 6PM.

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.

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

Heart of Vermont Quilt Guild, meets 3rd Tues. of the month at First Presbyterian Church, Seminary St. 5:30-7:30PM.

Additional Recycling Collection Center, Open for collection Mon., Wed., Fri. 11:30-5:30PM, 3rd Sat. 9AM-1PM. 540 N. Main St., Barre. Visit www.cvswmd.org for list of acceptable items.

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

Central Vermont Business Builders, Community National Bank, 1st & 3rd Tues., 8-9AM. Info: 777-5419.

Weekly Storytime, Next Chapter Bookstore, 158 North Main St., Sat., 10:30AM. Info. 476-3114.

Vermont Modelers Club, Building and flying model airplanes year-round. Info: 485-7144.

Community Breakfast, First Presbyterian Church, 78 Summer St., 3rd Sun. FREE, 7:30-9AM. 476-3966.

Circle of Parents, Confidential support group for parents and caregivers. Tues. evenings. Info: 229-5724.

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.

Al-Anon Family Groups, Turning Point, 489 South Main St. Use back door of parking lot. Older children friendly. Sat. 5-6PM. Info: vermontalanonalateen.org. Barre ‘Courage to Change’ currently, meeting online – click: https://zoom.us/j/555034004 (or via phone at 929-205-6099). Meeting ID: 555 034 004. Passcode: 852747.

Hedding United Methodist Activities & Meetings, 40 Washington St., 476-8156. Choir: Thurs. 7PM; Community Service & Food Shelf Hours: Weds & Thurs. 3-5PM.

Turning Point Recovery Center, 489 N. Main St. Safe and supportive place for individuals/families in or seeking substance abuse recovery. Open Mon/Tue/Thur: 10AM-5PM; Wed/Fri: 10AM-9PM; Sat: 6PM-9PM. For info and programs, call 479-7373.

Green Mountain Spirit Chapter, National women bikers club. 2nd Wed. Info: grnmtnspirit@hotmail.com.

Grief & Bereavement Support Group, Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice office, 600 Granger Road. This group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Group 1 Meets every 3rd Wed. 10-11:30AM, Group 2 meets every 2nd Mon. 6-7:30PM. Free. Info: 223-1878.

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.

Granite City Grocery Volunteers, every 3rd Wed./month at 6PM at The Quarry Kitchen & Spirits, second floor. Info: gaylepoinsette@gmail.com.

Granite City Grocery’s Board Meeting, every 2nd Tuesday at 6PM. Open to public.

Small Group Bible Studies sponsored by VT Christian Radio WJPL-LP 92.1 FM. In the Aldrich Public Library upstairs conference room, 6 Washington St. Thursdays at 6PM. All are welcome.

Savvy Speakers Toastmasters International is an educational club where people learn and practice how to speak with confidence in a fun and supportive environment. Meetings held 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 6-7:30 p.m. at Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641 Please call Margaret Ferguson 802-476-0908 or MLFerguson2002@yahoo.com

Memorable Times Cafe Third Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the VT History Center, 60 Washington St. A relaxed social time for people living with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. Come enjoy stories, memories, music and community. Free, refreshments provided. Sponsored by Central VT Council on Aging and the ABLE Library. 802-476-2681 for more information.

Free Tax Preparation *POSTPONED* by Capstone Community Action, starting February 3 until April 14. At Capstone Office on Monday & Tuesday 3-6 pm, Thursday 9-2, Kellog Hubbard Library Wednesday 2-6; Aldrich Library Saturday 10-1. Call the tax line for information 802-477-5148.

BerlinContra Dance *Dances are canceled for now. Check www.capitalcitygrange.org/dancing/contradancing or email cdu.tim@gmail.com for updates* No experience and no partner needed. All dances are taught plus an introductory session at 7:45. Everyone welcome! The dance takes place at the Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt 12, 1 mile south of Montpelier. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes. Admission is $10 adults, $5 kids and low income, $15 dance supporters. Questions? Call Tim Swartz at 802-225-8921, visit: http://capitalcitygrange.org/dancing/contradancing. Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday year round.

Central Vermont Chess Club meets Wednesdays, 6 – 9:00 p.m. at the “Hub” at the Berlin Mall. All skill levels welcome. Please bring your own equipment if you have it but come anyway. No membership dues.

Family Support Groups empower and educate family members and close friends of individuals with persistent mental health challenges. All groups are led by trained individuals who have a family member living with a mental health condition and understand the same challenges you are experiencing. Central Vermont Medical Center. Group meets 4th Monday each month.

BETHEL– YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, United Church of Bethel, Church St. Thurs., 11AM-12PM. Free. Info: 728-7714.

BROOKFIELD– Mothers of Preschoolers, Meal and childcare provided. New Covenant Church, 2252 Ridge Rd., 3rd Fri., 6PM. Info: 276-3022.

CABOTFiddle Lessons with Katie Trautz: Mon., Info: 279-2236; Dungeons & Dragons, Fri., 3-5:30PM. All at Cabot Library, 563-2721.

CALAISMen’s & Women’s Bible Study Groups, County Road, Wed., 7PM. Info: 485-7577.

CHELSEAChronic Conditions Support Group, Chelsea Senior Center, in the United Church of Chelsea, 13 North Common. Free. Fri. 8:30-11AM. Info:728-7714.

DuxburySunday Service at the Green Mountain Community Alliance Church, 9:30 – 10:45. Children’s classes, coffee fellowship after service and mid-week bible studies. 316-9502. 274 Stuart Lane.

E. HARDWICK– Bible Study, Touch of Grace Assembly of God Church, Tues. 10AM; Bible study; Wed. Youth Group, 5PM dinner, 6PM activity. Info: 472-5550.

East MontpelierFREE Zumba-like Fitness Dance for Women 18+, East Montpelier Elementary, Sundays, 4-5PM. Info: zabundancejoy@gmail.com.

Men’s Ministry, Crossroads Christian Church. Mon. 7-9PM. Men’s Breakfast: 2nd Sat., 8AM. Sun. Service: 9:30-11AM. Info: 476-8536.

Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 U.S. Rte 2. Open Mon., Weds., Fri., 9AM-2PM. For class listing & info: 223-3322.

Walk-Through Wednesday Open House at Orchard Valley Waldorf School, Grace Farm Campus 2290 VT Rt. 14N, 8:30-9:30am. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an introductory visit to the OVWS grades school from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Campus tour and Q&A. Contact enrollment@ovws.org or call 456-7400 with questions. Please register by noon the day prior to the Walk-Through.

GROTON– YA Book Club, 3rd Mon., 6:30PM; Book Discussion Group: 4th Mon., 7PM; Crafts & Conversation, Wed., 1-3PM. Round Robin Storytime for kids age 0-5: Tues., 10AM. All at Groton Public Library. Info: 584-3358.

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

Peace & Justice Coalition, G.R.A.C.E. Arts bldg (old firehouse), Tues., 7PM. Info: 533-2296.

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

MARSHFIELDPlaygroup, Twinfield Preschool, Mon., 8:15-9:45AM (except when school is not in session).

MIDDLESEXFood Shelf, United Methodist Church, Sat., 9-10:30AM.

MONTPELIERFirst Church of Christ, Scientist Sunday School welcomes children for Sunday school to learn how to feel close to God everyday. 10:30AM. 223-2477.

LGBTQ Veterans Group, Christ Episcopal Church. 6PM-8:30PM. 2nd & 4th Wed. For info: 802-461-7305.

Free Coffee House Potluck, 1st Fri. at the Trinity Methodist Church. 7PM-9PM.

Vermont College of Fine Arts Friday Night Reading Series, Cafe Anna, 1st floor of College Hall, 36 College St. 5:30-7:30PM. Free snacks.

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup, North Branch Nature Center. Mon. 9:30-11:30AM. Info: 229-6206.

Montpelier Kiwanis Club, Tues., 6PM. at The Steak House. All are welcome. Info: 229-6973.

Onion River Exchange Tool Library, 46 Barre St. Over 85 tools. Wed., 10AM-2PM, Thurs., 10AM-2PM.

Friday Night Group, Open to all LGBTQ youth ages 13-22. Pizza and social time, facilitated by adults from Outright VT. Unitarian Church, 2nd & 4th Fri., 6:30-8PM. Info: 223-7035.

Meditation, Mon. 1PM.; Intro to Yoga, Tues. 4PM; Consults, Fri. 11AM. Free classes, limits apply. Fusion Studio, 56 East State St. Info: 272-8923.

Open Library, Resurrection Baptist Church. Sun. 12:30-2PM.

Capital City Farmers Market 9AM-1PM every Saturday at 60 State St. Dozens of local vendors with delicious and wholesome wares. EBT, SNAP and Crop Cash accepted.

Celiac Support Group, Tulsi Tea Room, 34 Elm St., 2nd Wed., 4-5PM. Info: 598-9206.

A Course in Miracles, at Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St., each Tues., 7-8PM. Info: 622-4516.

Parent’s Group & Meet-Up, Connect with local parents to share advice and info. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Rm., 1st Mon., 10-11:30AM. Info: mamasayszine@gmail.com.

Families Anonymous, For families or friends who have issues with addiction, alcohol and/or mental illness. Bethany Church, 2nd floor youth room, Mon., 7-8PM. Info: 229-6219.

Freeride Montpelier Open Shop Nights, Need help w/a bike repair? Come to the volunteer-run community bike shop. 89 Barre St., Wed. 4-6PM and Fri. 12-4PM. Info: freeridemontpelier.org.

Free Community Meals, Mon: Unitarian Church, 11AM-1PM; Tues: Bethany Church, 11:30AM-1PM; Wed: Christ Church, 11AM-12:30PM; Thurs: Trinity Church, 11:30AM-1PM; Fri: St. Augustine Church, 11AM-12:30PM; Last Sun., Bethany Church, 4:30-6:30PM.

Calico County Quilters, All skill levels welcome. 2nd Sat. Sept. through June, 1-3PM. Location info: 244-7001.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA), Bethany Church basement, Tues., 6:30PM. Info: 229-9036.

CHADD ADHD Parent Support Group, Childcare not available. Woodbury College, 2nd Tues., 5:30-7:30PM. Info: 498-5928.

Resurrection Baptist Church Weekly Events, 144 Elm St. Sun., 9:45AM. Bible Study; 11AM. Worship Service; Wed., 7PM. Prayer Meeting.

Good Beginnings of Central VT, 174 River St. Drop-In hours at the Nest. 1st floor Weds/Thurs/Fri., 9AM-3PM. Babywearers of Central Vermont meet upstairs, 4th Mon., 5:45-7:45PM & 2nd Thurs., 9:30-11:30AM. Info: 595-7953. Breastfeeding support: 3rd Thurs., 9:30- 11:30AM; Nursing Beyond a Year: 3rd Fri., 9:30-11:30AM (802-879-3000).

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., Tues. & Thurs. 12-1PM, Wed. 7-8PM. Info: 1-866-972-5266.

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

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

Brain Injury Support Group, Unitarian Church, 3rd Thurs., 1:30-2:30PM. Info: 1-877-856-1772.

Playgroups: Dads & Kids, Thurs., 6-7:30PM & Sat., 9:30-11AM, at Family Center of Washington County. Held during school year only.

Kindred Connections Peer to Peer Cancer Support, for patients and caregivers. Info: 1-800-652-5064.

Christian Meditation, Christ Church, Mon., 12-1PM.

Mood Disorders Support Group, 149 State St., last entryway, first floor. Peer and professionally led support for people coping with mental illness. Wed. 4-5PM. Free. Info: 917-1959.

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

Community Song Circle, Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre St. 1st Sun. except July/Aug., 6-8PM. Info: vtcommunitysing@gmail.com.

Suicide Grief Support Group – for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Meets the second Monday of each month, 6:00-7:30. Please contact Michele Delaney at 802-223-4752 for intake screening and location.

Flat Track Roller Derby, Montpelier Rec Center, 55 Barre St. Sunday afternoons – email for practice times. 18+, all genders welcome, no experience necessary, please bring a mouthguard – all other gear provided. First practice free then $30/month. Will resume after COVID pandemic. Info:vtderbytcr@gmail.com.

Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Recovery (starting August 31, Mondays at 4:00) (contact Cindy Wells, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0611 or cwells@pcavt.org).

Nurturing Skills for Families (starting September 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00) (contact Cindy Wells, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0611 or cwells@pcavt.org)

Nurturing Skills for Families (starting September 14, Mondays at 10:00) (contact Heather Niquette, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0607 or hniquette@pcavt.org)

Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Recovery (starting September 15, Tuesdays at 11:00) (contact Amber Menard, Family Support Programs Coordinator at 802-552-4274 or amenard@pcavt.org)

Nurturing Skills for Families (starting September 17, Thursdays at 5:30) (contact Cindy Atkins, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0608 or catkins@pcavt.org)

Nurturing Fathers Program (starting September 21, Mondays at 5:30) (contact Amber Menard, Family Support Programs Coordinator at 802-552-4274 or amenard@pcavt.org)     

Circle for Foster & Adoptive Families (Thursdays at 5:00) (contact Heather Niquette, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0607 or hniquette@pcavt.org)

Circle for Kinship & Guardianship Families (Thursdays at 8:00 PM) (contact Heather Niquette, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0607 or hniquette@pcavt.org)

Circle of Parents (open to all) (Thursdays at 10:00; started August 20 but can still join) (contact Cindy Atkins, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0608 or catkins@pcavt.org)

Circle of Parents in Recovery (Tuesdays at 5:30; started August 25 but can still join) (contact Cindy Atkins, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0608 or catkins@pcavt.org)

Contact the program manager or call 1-800-CHILDREN

MORETOWNMad River Chorale. Rehearsals at Harwood Union H.S., Mon., 7-9PM. Info: 496-2048.

MORRISVILLE“The Role of Power, Authority & Control in Groups” Monthly Meeting, Morristown Centennial Library, 20 Lower Main St. 1st Tues. 5:30PM-7PM. Info: gerette@dreamhavenvt.com.

Overeaters Anonymous, 12-step program for people who identify as overeaters, compulsive eaters, food addicts, anorexics, bulimics, etc. All welcome; no dues or fees. Info re: place & time: 863-2655.

River Arts Events, Photo Co-op Drop-in 3rd Thurs., 6PM-8PM. $5 suggested donation. Poetry Clinic Drop-in 1st & 3rd Tues., 6PM-8PM. $5 suggested donation.

NORTHFIELDBingo, Northfield Senior Center. Mon., 4PM.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, Ages 12-18. Readiness and Regional Technology Center, Norwich campus, Tues., 6-8:30PM. Info: capitalcomposite@yahoo.com.

Clogging & Irish Step Lessons, w/Green Mountain Cloggers, ages 8-78. Sun., 5-8PM. Info: 522-2935.

Playgroup, United Church of Northfield. Wed., 9:30-11AM. Held only when school 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.

PLAINFIELDFarmers Market, Fri., 4-7 P.M., Mill Street. Local produce, plants, crafts, maple syrup, teas and service, and more.

Community Supper Support Group, Grace United Methodist Church. 4th Tues., 6PM-7PM. Info: michaelbix@gmail.com.

Cardio Funk Class. At the Community Center. Fri., 5-6PM. Info: email shannonkellymovement@gmail.com.

Cutler Memorial Library Activities, Classic Book Club: 1st Mon., 6PM; Tuesday Night Knitters (except 1st Tues.). Info: 454-8504.

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

RANDOLPHHealth Support Groups, Maple Leaf Room at Gifford Medical Center. Tobacco Cessation Program regularly offers four-week “Quit in Person” group sessions. Info: 728-7714.

Caregiver Support Group, Gifford Medical Center. 2-3PM. Meets 2nd Wed. of the month. Info: 728-7781.

Diabetes Management Program, Kingwood Health Center (lower level conf. room), 1422 VT Route 66. Thurs., 10-12:30PM. Six week program for people diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Info/register: 728-7714.

New Business Forum, Vermont Tech Enterprise Center, 1540 VT Rte 66, 2nd Weds., 11:30AM-1PM. Info: 728-9101.

Cancer Support Group, Gifford Conference Ctr, 2nd Tues., 9:30-11AM. Info:728-2270.

Storytime. Kimball Library. Wed., 11AM, ages 2-5; Toddler-time, Fri., 10:30AM; Gathering for handwork, 2nd & 4th Mon., 6PM.

WAITSFIELD- Community Acupuncture Night, Free assessment and treatment. Donations welcome. Three Moons Wellness, 859 Old County Rd., 2nd fl., last Weds., 4-7PM. RSVP: 272-3690.

WARRENKnit & Play, Warren Public Library. Bring your kids and your projects. All levels. Thurs., 9:30-11:30AM.

WASHINGTONCentral VT ATV Club, Washington Fire Station, 3rd Tues., 6:30PM. Info: 224-6889.

Calef Mem. Library Activities, Art and Adventure w/ April: 3rd Sat., 1PM; Storytime: Mon., 11AM; Tech Help Drop-In: Sat., 10AM-2PM. Info: 883-2343.

WATERBURY– Waterbury Public Library Activities, Preschool Story Time: Thurs., 10AM. Baby and Toddler Story Time: Mon., 10AM. Crafts: Tues., 3-4PM. Info: 244-7036.

WATERBURY CTRBible Study Group, Waterbury Ctr. Grange. Sun., 5-6PM. Bring bible, coffee provided. Info: 498-4565.

WEBSTERVILLESafe 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. Wed., 6:30PM.

WILLIAMSTOWNBible Study, Christian Alliance Church, Sun., 6PM. Info: 476-3221.

WORCESTERKnitting Night, The Wool Shed, Tues., 6:30-8:30PM.

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